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Explosion at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port after ship catches fire

DUBAI: A container ship anchored at Dubai’s port caught fire late on Wednesday, causing a huge explosion that sent tremors across the commercial hub. The blaze sent up giant orange flames on a vessel at the crucial Jebel Ali port,

Dubai Expo an opportunity to show positive image of Pakistan: Fawad

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has termed Expo 2020 Dubai as an auspicious opportunity to unveil the hidden treasures of Pakistan before the world. Speaking as a chief guest at media unveiling of Pakistan Pavilion

Dubai allows vaccinated residents from India, excludes Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Dubai has announced the relaxation of travel restrictions from countries including India, Nigeria and South Africa but Pakistan has been excluded from the new travel protocols. The UAE, in late April, had closed its borders for travellers from

India, Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai over Kashmir: Sources

NEW DELHI: Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension over Kashmir, people with close knowledge of the matter told Reuters news agency in Delhi. Ties

Dubai police arrests group for filming indecent video

DUBAI: Dubai Police have arrested a group of people who appeared in an “indecent video” shared online. According to a statement, a case has been registered against the suspects and they have been referred to the public prosecution. The police

Britain demands proof from UAE showing Dubai princess is alive

LONDON: Britain said it wants to see proof that Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, is still alive after a “deeply troubling” video was aired in which she said she was being held against her

Pakistan among countries with highest visitors to Dubai in 2020

DUBAI: Pakistan has become one of the top countries with the highest number of travellers to Dubai International Airport in 2020. According to a report, Dubai received 25.9 million passengers in 2020 despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The

Burj Khalifa to light up on New Year’s Eve on Zoom

The famous skyscraper of Dubai, Burj Khalifa, will stream New Year fireworks on Zoom this year. In a statement by the Emirates News Agency, Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa has collaborated with Zoom Video Communications to host

UAE widens 10-year residency ‘golden visa’ eligibility

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will extend its ‘golden’ visa system which grants 10-year residency to certain professionals to specialised degree-holders and others. Foreigners in the UAE usually have renewable visas valid for only a few years tied to employment.

Burj Khalifa lights up on Shah Rukh Khan’s 55th birthday

DUBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was elated to have featured on the world’s “biggest screen” – Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – on the occasion of his 55th birthday. Shah Rukh Khan, who is Dubai’s ambassador since 2016, took to social

Dubai breaks world record for largest fountain

DUBAI: The glitzy emirate of Dubai broke the record for the world’s largest fountain as the it seeks to boost its tourism sector amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Palm Fountain, which covers an area of 14,366 square feet (1,335 square

Israel, Bahrain formally establish diplomatic relations

MANAMA: Bahrain and Israel signed a joint communique to formalise diplomatic ties during a visit by an Israeli and United States delegation to Manama to broaden cooperation and potential economic boom. Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates in agreeing last

Permit for alcohol in UAE lifted

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the withdrawal of its liquor and drinking permit law.  Dubai has already announced the easing of laws in this regard. According to the order, this step has been taken to promote

Emirates to cover coronavirus-related medical costs of passengers

DUBAI: Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, has announced to cover coronavirus-related medical costs of passengers. “Emirates will cover its passengers for COVID-19 related medical expenses and quarantine costs when they travel on board Emirates, to and from

UAE set to make history with launch of Mars probe

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to make history on Wednesday with the scheduled launch of the ‘Hope’ mission, which will make it the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars. A rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft

Dubai becomes first Middle East’s country to hire female bus drivers

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it has hired three women as bus drivers on various routes in Dubai. According to the details, the Road and Transport Authority said that the women who have been recruited meet the high

Dubai plans to allow foreign tourists from July 7

DUBAI: Dubai has planned to allow foreign visitors to enter the country from 7th July. It will allow foreign nationals that are holding residency visas issues. Those entering would have to present certificates to show they had recently tested negative

Burj Khalifa lights up with coronavirus donations

DUBAI: World’s tallest building Burj Khalifa will light up to represent each donation made to assist coronavirus-hit communities across the United Arab Emirates. The donations raised on the first day will help provide 180,000 meals for individuals and families affected

Dubai police deploy smart helmets in coronavirus fight

DUBAI: Police in the United Arab Emirates have deployed smart helmets that can scan the temperatures of hundreds of people every minute in their effort to combat coronavirus. The helmets, which need less time and less contact than traditional thermometers,

COVID-19: Dubai imposes fines on motorists driving without masks

DUBAI: Dubai Police has issued warnings to motorists who do not wear masks while driving which could lead to hefty fines, officials said on Tuesday. According to local rules, a warning precedes a fine if the offence is repeated. Many

UAE unveils first multi-entry five-year tourist visas

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has unveiled the first multi-entry five-year tourist visa in order to boost the tourism industry. The UAE cabinet, in its first meeting of the year on Monday chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the prime

Pervez Musharraf meets Pir Pagara in Dubai

DUBAI: Former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday met the leader of Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi in Dubai. The two politicians exchanged ideas and held an important discussion on the current political scenario in the

Atif Aslam receives Dubai Star in a ceremony

Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has become the first artist from the country who bagged Dubai Star in Downtown Dubai. The singer received the honor in a star studded ceremony held on Sunday. Delighted Atif Aslam said in a ceremony, “It’s

Dubai properties by Pakistanis

FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi’s statement that the Dubai Land Department will provide the details of properties owned by Pakistani citizens will likely cause some unease among those who have parked their wealth in the glitzy Emirati city. Zaidi held productive

Dubai to give details of Pakistani owners’ assets: Chairman FBR

ISLAMABAD:  Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Shabbar Zaidi has said that the Dubai Land Department (DLD) would provide details of Pakistani owners’ properties held in  Dubai. According to Chairman FBR, a productive meeting was held on 9th and 10th

Meera complains abdomen pain, undergoes treatment in Dubai

DUBAI: Pakistani actress Meera has been admitted in a hospital in Dubai after she complained about the abdomen pain. Pakistani actress Irtiza Rubab, who is famously known by Meera was admitted in Dubai’s American Hospital after she complained about the