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All visitors to UAE have photographs taken on entry

Dubai: Residents and visitors to the country are having their photos taken at ports of entry in a measure aimed at boosting security, said a senior Ministry of Interior official. Brigadier Obaid Muhair Bin Surour said the photographs are being ...

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Forgery, impersonation can lead to work ban

Abu Dhabi – An employee who forged his salary certificate and has been handed a one-year work ban by the Labour Court will not be allowed to work for another company during the said period. This was stated on Monday, ...

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Dubai Metro opens five new stations on Red Line Shafaat Ahmed

DUBAI – Exactly at the stroke of 1pm on Friday, Dubai Metro opened the gates of five new stations on the Red Line. Along with that came new weekend timings, increased frequency and reduced duration at each stop. Business Bay, ...

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Qatar Airways pilot dies mid-air of heart attack

DUBAI – The captain of a Qatar Airways flight from the Philippines to Qatar died of heart attack on Wednesday. Sources said the captain, a 43-year-old Indian national, apparently suffered a heart attack after the flight took off from Manila. ...

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Dead maid’s family seeks advice on legal action

MUSCAT – The body of Beebi Lumada, the Indian domestic maid who died at Muscat airport after being stranded for four days after she lost her passport, was buried around 6pm (Indian time) yesterday at her native village in Chittoor ...

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UAE’s RAK Airways restarts ops with India, Saudi trips

United Arab Emirates-based carrier RAK Airways restarted flights on Sunday, after over a year of suspension, with trips to Saudi Arabia and India and tickets priced as low as AED10 ($2.72), it said in a statement. The airline will operate ...

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Over 170,000 Indians will perform this year’s Haj

JEDDAH: A record number of Indian pilgrims, over 170,000, will perform this year’s Haj, Indian Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad told a press conference at the Consulate General of India on Thursday. The Indian diplomatic mission is coordinating arrangements for 125,000 pilgrims ...

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RTA says all public transport expansion projects on track

Extension of the Green Line of the Dubai Metro by at least 20 kilometers is one of the major transport projects to be carried out in the near future Dubai: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has not abandoned any ...

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Indian ‘dies after four days stranded at Oman airport’

MUSCAT – An Indian woman died after losing her passport and becoming stranded for about four days at Muscat airport, an Indian embassy official in the Omani capital said on Sunday. The woman, a housemaid identified as Beebi Lumada, “died ...

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Most powerful Arab woman

UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi has been named the most powerful Arab woman and the 70th most powerful woman in the world by US-based Forbes magazine. According to Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful ...

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Blackberry services to continue in UAE

The United Arab Emirates will not suspend BlackBerry services on October 11 after resolving a dispute with its Canadian maker Research in Motion over access to email and other data, reports WAM on Friday. The UAE had said it would ...

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Oman’s Indian Community Eid Milan a resounding hit

Muscat – A good turn out marked the annual Indian Community Eid Milan 2010 held recently at Indian School, Al Ghubra. The superbly organised eid Milan was organised by Embassy of India, Eid Milan Committee and the Indian Social Club. ...

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30-day test run for Makkah metro

JEDDAH: The newly established Mashair Railway which links the holy sites of Mina ,Arafat and Muzdalifa with Makkahwill have a 30-day test run before opening to transport domestic and GCC pilgrims during the upcoming Haj season. Municipal and Rural Affairs ...

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Firm’s partner registered as worker will be treated only as employee

ABU DHABI – An expatriate resident who has been registered with the Ministry of Labour as an employee of a firm but is also a partner will only be considered as an employee. An employee can be the owner or ...

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