Thursday, November 15, 2018

People & Culture

UK is largest foreign direct investor in the UAE, says official

The UK is the largest foreign direct investor in the UAE, with 6,000 British companies operating in the country in various sectors, according to...

2017 billionaires’ list: Meet the richest people in UAE

In this year's rankings released by Forbes, at least five UAE residents made it to the top five list and their combined fortunes ballooned...

These photos show another side of Saudi Arabia

You know those Instagram accounts that make you want to book a week of leave? We’ve found another one, and it belongs to 31-year-old Leah...

UAE: 50% ‘sin’ tax could have global consequences

 The United Arab Emirates has instituted a hefty tax on sugary drinks and cigarettes: 50% on soda and 100% on energy drinks and tobacco products.The tax, which went into effect...

How allowing women to drive will change Saudi Arabia

The announcement last week that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has lifted the ban on women driving doesn’t mean that females have had no real...

Saudi TV concert outrages Islamists

In any other country it probably wouldn’t even be news: the airing of an old concert by a legendary singer known for her love...

These new images of the Mars simulation city show just how...

Earlier this year, UAE rulers revealed the Mars 2117 Strategy – an ambitious project which aimed to establish the “first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117”. In...

Up to Dh11,000 aid for deserted Indian wives in UAE

There are several support mechanisms offered to Indian women deserted by their husbands in the UAE including a financial aid up to $3000 (Dh11,...

Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Arabia’s tourism project

Saudi Arabia is one of the most conservative countries in the world, only last week passing a decree allowing women to drive. But since the...

Moving Fast and Breaking Things, a Saudi Prince Tests His Public

The real weight of public opinion in Saudi Arabia lies among its young people, an Internet generation eager for social change. Or at least,...
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