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UAE to give citizenship to over 3,000 people

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that it has completed all necessary procedures, granting 3,354 children of Emirati mothers the UAE citizenship. In a statement, the Authority said that procedures were completed following the directives of The ...

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UAE long-term visa cost: Five-year visa at Dh650; ten-year visa at Dh1,150

Dubai: Long-term UAE residency visas with 10-year validity, which were rolled out earlier this year, can now be obtained for as low as Dh1,150, the UAE government announced on Sunday. According to eligibility criteria announced earlier, investors in public investment ...

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Non-Muslim serves Iftar to over 300 workers in UAE daily

Sharjah-based Ranjith Rajari has been fasting during the holy month of Ramadan for the past nine years as a show of solidarity with his Muslim friends. And the Kerala native has been serving Iftar to workers for four years now. ...

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UAE condemns terrorist attack on a mosque in Kabul

ABU DHABI: The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in Afghan Capital, Kabul during Friday prayer and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, ...

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Two Indian men reach UAE on cycles

Two Indian men have arrived in the UAE on cycles pedalling 3,800-kilometer across three countries, three months after they set out on a cycling adventure to visit Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Muhammed Saleem, 53, and his 42-year-old friend Rizwan Ahmad ...

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Indian expats in UAE rejoice as BJP leads in vote count

With the early trends of the Indian election results showing a massive saffron sweep for the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance across the country, jubilant Indian expats in the UAE have welcomed the mandate saying ‘India has won.” “India will ...

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Student fined Dh5,000 for ‘illegal photography’ in UAE

An Arab college student was fined Dh5,000 by the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance after it found him guilty of taking pictures in ‘restricted areas’. His camera was seized as well. Emarat Al Youm reported that the man challenged ...

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Investors of $27 Billion Granted `Permanent’ Residency in UAE

The United Arab Emirates said it had launched a “Golden Card” permanent residency program, granting 6,800 permits to foreigners who together had invested 100 billion dirhams ($27 billion). While the residencies announced on Tuesday were given to investors, people with ...

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‘Rude’ e-mail lands woman in court in UAE

An Arab woman who sent a work e-mail with the word ‘rude’ stood trial at the Sharjah Misdemeanour Court. Her colleague – with whom she had a misunderstanding – filed the case, claiming that she was offended as the word ...

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Ramadan 2019: UAE hosts interfaith Iftar in Rome

The UAE recently welcomed a large number of religious, community and government leaders to an interfaith Ramadan Iftar hosted by Ambassador to Italy, Omar Obaid Mohammed Al Shamsi, in Rome. The reception reflected on the Year of Tolerance, and UAE’s ...

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Free entry, extended hours at UAE museums during Ramadan

Several museums in the UAE will waive entry fees this Saturday, May 18, to celebrate International Museum Day. Some museums have also announced extended opening hours to mark the event. According to the Dubai Media Office, museums across the emirate ...

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Man accused of raping mentally challenged girl set free in UAE

A man charged with raping a mentally challenged girl was released after the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court set him free for lack of evidence. The girl was sexually assaulted more than once by unknown men, the family alleged. They failed ...

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Soon, get your UAE driving lessons in India

Getting a UAE driving licence has become easier and cheaper for thousands of Indian jobseekers as per a new agreement signed between India’s National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Emirates Driving Institute (EDI). UAE driving classes will be made ...

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Saudi Arabia says oil stations attacked by armed drones

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that attacks on two of its oil tankers and a major pipeline targeted not only its own security but that of the world’s supplies. Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels shut down ...

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