Friday, June 22, 2018

People & Culture

Abu Dhabi introduces 30% alcohol tax 

Abu Dhabi today introduces a 30 per cent tax on alcohol sold in off-licence outlets.Retailers have received a circular informing them about the introduction...

Top Dubai hotel sacks celebrity chef over ‘Anti-Islam’ tweet

Celebrity chef Atuf Lochhar has been sacked by top hotel JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, where the chef lends his name to popular Indian...

US rejects repeated UAE requests for military help

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has rejected three separate requests from the United Arab Emirates for military assistance in the Saudi-led coalition attack on...

The two faces of the World Cup: Glamorous Russians share stands...

Football fans contrasted enormously as they cheered their teams in Moscow during Russia’s demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the World Cup. In the...

The two faces of the World Cup: Glamorous Russians share stands...

Football fans contrasted enormously as they cheered their teams in Moscow during Russia's demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the World Cup. In the...

Saudi confirms Eid Al-Fitr on Friday; Shawwal moon sighted

The crescent of the Shawwal moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening by the moon-sighting committee. Therefore, Friday will be the first...

Woman fights back against morality police who told her to put...

A woman has been filmed defying morality police in Iran after they told her to cover her head.She met the group of female officers...

Saudi to appoint first ever women border guards

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Border Guards has announced plans to hire women for vacant military positions. Registration and applications will be received from...

Saudi: Restaurant goers to be fined for unfinished plates

Saudi Arabia’s consultative Shoura Council will this month discuss a food waste law that could see individuals charged for leaving unfinished plates in restaurants.The...

Oman: ‘Patience with our neighbours running out’

Deputy Chairman of the Public Authority for Craft Industries of Oman Issam Bin Ali Al-Rawas warned that his country’s patience with its neighbours is...

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