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UAE passport most powerful in Gulf region, 23rd in the world

UAE passport most powerful in Gulf region, 23rd in the world

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The UAE passport has been deemed the most powerful in the Gulf region and is now ranked 23rd globally, thus providing more ease and convenience to citizens. The latest Henley & Partners Passport Index released on Tuesday, May 22, revealed that the UAE showed the fastest gains in visa-entry points. The UAE passport remains to be the biggest gainer in terms of rank rising 15 notches from number 38 last year. It has also jumped 39 spots, since the inception of the list in 2006 This year, the UAE was able to secure deals with eight more countries allowing UAE passport holders to visit them visa-free. These countries include China, Ireland, Burkina Faso, Uruguay, Guinea, Tonga, Benin, and Honduras. With the addition of these countries, UAE residents can now visit 154 coun...
Man jailed in UAE over hashish ‘packed by mother in luggage’

Man jailed in UAE over hashish ‘packed by mother in luggage’

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The man was returning from his home country after a short holiday. A passenger, who was caught with hashish and blamed his mother's ignorance of the UAE law for packing him the drugs as he returned to Abu Dhabi, has been sentenced to a year in jail. The Pakistani man was caught at the Abu Dhabi International Airport for carrying hashish in his luggage, but claimed in court that his mother, "who didn't know about the UAE laws", had put the drugs in the bag. The man was returning from his home country after a short holiday. At the Abu Dhabi court, he had admitted to abusing drugs. Official court documents stated that he was stopped at the airport after custom officers suspected him of carrying drugs. When the security officers checked his bag, they found a small amount of hashish h...
Weekend Weather: No Rain In UAE For Next Five Days

Weekend Weather: No Rain In UAE For Next Five Days

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The temperature is expected to rise significantly, by three degrees on next week across the country. Parts of the UAE saw scattered rainfall this past week, thanks to the 20 cloud seeding missions carried out by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in April alone. But residents should not expect any further rainfall in the next five days, as chances of cloud activity are "unlikely", said Dr Ahmad Al Habib, meteorologist at NCM. Occasional heavy, moderate and light rainfall cooled certain areas of the country this year, ahead of the scorching summer heat, as a total of 61 cloud seeding missions were conducted since the beginning of January. The missions involve pilots injecting flares of salt into weak clouds, or clouds with light rain, to help enhance rainfall. "We are not ...
Revealed: The Biggest Concerns For Low-Income UAE Expats

Revealed: The Biggest Concerns For Low-Income UAE Expats

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43% of migrant workers viewed life insurance as an important investment, yet 79% remained uninsured. Low-income migrant workers in the UAE with an average salary of Dh4,000 view life insurance as a most vital type of social protection, and yet the majority of them lack access to this type of coverage, revealed a new report. The study, funded by the United Nations (UN) and commissioned by Democrance, an insurance technology (InsurTech) startup, revealed that job loss, and with it the worry about being unable to support families back home, was the most frequently cited concern among the study participants, with 35 per cent identifying it as their number one worry, followed by stagnant salaries (19 per cent) and health issues (13 per cent). In this context, 43 per cent of migrant wor...
UAE Safest Country In World, 98.6% Residents Feel Secure

UAE Safest Country In World, 98.6% Residents Feel Secure

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Ranked first in the world with the lowest number of crimes related to theft and sexual assault. The UAE has been ranked number one country in the world with the least amount of crimes related to sexual assault and theft, while a whopping 98.6 per cent of the UAE's residents feel a sense of safety and security even at night, announced the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday. The figures were revealed at the Federal National Council's (FNC) headquarters in the UAE Capital. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, said the UAE has been ranked first in the world with the lowest number of crimes related to theft and sexual assault, as well as the number one country in the world with the lowest number of fire incidents, with 19 fires per every 100,000...
Video: Rainy, Dusty Weather To Continue In UAE Today

Video: Rainy, Dusty Weather To Continue In UAE Today

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UAE residents woke up on Tuesday morning with sandstorm reducing visibility in parts of the country. Handkerchief, face mask or an umbrella are essential items for people who are going out today as the country will continue to experience hazy and dusty weather conditions with chances of some scattered rain, according to a forecast by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). UAE residents had woken up on Tuesday morning (yesterday) with sandstorm hitting parts of the country and reducing visibility at several places. The NCM reported blowing dust over Sweihen, Al Minhand and parts of Abu Dhabi. The sandstorm also hit Dubai and Sharjah while light rain was reported in some areas. pic.twitter.com/Naj0aax7hI — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 18 April 2018 An NCM spokesperson
Watch Movies For Free For 1 Year In UAE

Watch Movies For Free For 1 Year In UAE

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The UAE residents interested in winning the tickets will have to book an online ticket. If you're a movie fan and a regular visitor to the UAE theaters, then here is an opportunity for you to watch movies for one full year - for free. Vox Cinemas, which operates a large number of cinemas in the UAE, is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a year's supply of movie tickets with Vox Rewards. The UAE residents interested in winning the tickets will have to book an online ticket in advance for the upcoming Hollywood flick "Avengers: Infinity War" in order to stand a chance to win 104,000 bonus Vox Rewards points. "That's two complimentary tickets to watch a movie of your choice every week, for a year." Vox currently operates cinemas in City Centre shopping malls, Cineplex Grand Hy...
UAE Top Arab, World’S 15Th Largest Exporter

UAE Top Arab, World’S 15Th Largest Exporter

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Dubai accounts for a majority of the UAE's non-oil foreign trade. The UAE's investor-friendly and free trade policies, establishment of new free zones and state-of-the-art infrastructure are paying rich dividends as the country's trade grows. According to the World Trade Organisation, the UAE, which leads the Arab world, moved up 4 places to become 15th largest exporter in the world, surpassing Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The UAE also progressed by 1 place in imports, to occupy the 18th position internationally. In total, official figures revealed that the UAE's foreign trade reached Dh1.7 trillion last year. As per the WTO's International Trade Statistics in 2017, the UAE occupied the 21st position internationally and first in the Arab world in service exports and 17th posi...
Met Warns Of Poor Visibility In UAE, Rainfall Expected Today

Met Warns Of Poor Visibility In UAE, Rainfall Expected Today

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The relative humidity is likely to increase by night. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has advised motorists to drive safely in view of poor visibility expected on Tuesday. The centre added that dusty weather is likely to reduce visibility to less than 2000 m at times over scattered areas of the country because of convective clouds formation, which may be associated with rainfall. pic.twitter.com/bfn64TzkDi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 17 April 2018 The weather shall be partly cloudy with increase in the temperature. "The amount of clouds will increase over scattered areas, becoming convective and rainy at times," NCM added. "The relative humidity is likely to increase by night and early morning over some coastal areas." The sea will be moderate to ro
No Sales Of Electronic Items Without Warranty In UAE From July

No Sales Of Electronic Items Without Warranty In UAE From July

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The department stressed that there will be no further grace period for the company to implement the decision. The Ministry of Economy confirmed that the Department of Consumer Protection has made a final decision to prevent selling all electronics items including electrical appliances and mobile phones without warranty, starting from July, Emarat Al Youm reported. The department stressed that there will be no further grace period for companies to implement the decision, explaining that the committee has already extended the grace period to July, after it was supposed to end in January. Selling electronics without warranty for re-exporting or using out of UAE is a decision of the resellers and they have the full responsibility of its consequences. On the other hand, consumers an...
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