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Ministry denies visa policy has changed

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior has denied rumours that it has stopped issuing visas to the immediate relatives of expatriate residents. Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, Director-General of the Naturalisation and Residency Department, told Gulf News that ...

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ID card registration more accessible

Abu Dhabi: Residents will soon be able to register for ID cards at selected Empost mail offices all over the country, apart from the registration centres of Emirates Identity Authority (Eida), a senior official told Gulf News on Saturday. The ...

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How to identify counterfeit currency

Dubai:A top police official has warned the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency, which has been confiscated in several instances this year. “The three most counterfeited [currencies] we receive are the UAE dirham, the US dollar and ...

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Eid Al Adha from November 16 in UAE and Saudi Arabia

The UAE and Saudi Arabia announced that Sunday will be the first day of Dhu Al Hijja. Dubai: The UAE and Saudi Arabia announced that Sunday will be the first day of Dhu Al Hijja. Accordingly, Monday (November 15) will ...

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UAE pilgrims will not benefit from Haj train

The transportation service will only carry worshippers between Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifa Riyadh: A Saudi official at the Central Haj Committee (CHC) has disclosed that pilgrims from the UAE, Qatar and Oman will not benefit from the train services to ...

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Time is money – Dh9.5m a piece

Move over Gregorian calendar. It’s time to keep time the Hegirian – or the Islamic Hijri – way. A Swiss company has created the world’s first mechanical clock based on the Islamic lunar calendar. Parmigiani that takes pride in being ...

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Indian president to arrive in UAE on official trip

Indian President Pratibha Patil to visit Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah Abu Dhabi: Indian President Pratibha Patil will arrive in the UAE on November 21 for a five-day official visit. The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi said the date of ...

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Saudi fatwa bars women from cashier jobs

Saudi Arabia’s top clerics have challenged the government’s policy to expand jobs for women with a fatwa ruling that they should not work as cashiers in markets. In the statement obtained by AFP the official fatwa issuing body said that ...

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Two million to perform Haj this year: Al-Farsy

JEDDAH: Haj Minister Fouad Al-Farsy said Saturday that about 1.75 million foreign pilgrims would perform Haj this year, adding that they would be joined by some 250,000 faithful from within the Kingdom. Speaking to reporters after opening a workshop on ...

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Official mourning declared after RAK ruler dies

RAS AL KHAIMAH – President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent his condolences after His Highness Shaikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah died at dawn today in ...

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Saudi, Russia in talks over nuclear deal – report

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia will hold talks with Russia over a potential draft nuclear agreement, Saudi state media said on Monday. The Gulf Arab state has said it is looking at various energy sources to satisfy rising domestic demand ...

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Oman hikes visa fees

Muscat -The hike in visa fees has been announced by the government following the amendment of the expatriate residence law. The fee hike, effective from October 19, does not include change in the employment visa charges. The fee for express ...

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Qatar Airways, India silent on death of housemaid

The case of Beebi Lumada, the Indian housemaid who died at Muscat International Airport, seems to be a closed issue for both Qatar Airways and the Indian authorities Muscat: The case of Beebi Lumada, the Indian housemaid who died after ...

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Mobile number sold for Dh2.7 million in Kuwait

The previous record in prestige-conscious Kuwait City was KD116, 500 for the number 90000000, sold by mobile operator Zain Manama: The craze for vanity mobile phone numbers in Kuwait has reached a new level after the easy-to-remember number 55555555 was ...

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