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Dubai Airports to return to normal in less than 24 hours

Dubai Airports will return to regular operations in less than 24 hours from now, the Chief Operating Officer, Majid Al Joker has said. Speaking to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, he said: “We have begun to return to normal gradually since the beginning of this morning in Terminal 1 and Termi

Heavy floods hit Dubai, airport as Oman toll rises to 18

Record rains that inundated the United Arab Emirates and surrounding countries, killing at least 18 people in Oman and bringing air travel to a standstill in Dubai, were expected to continue into Wednesday, the authorities said. Dubai typically records around five inches of rain in a year. The de

13 killed as heavy rains lash Oman causing flash floods, vehicles swept away

Heavy rains continued to lash Oman on Monday, resulting in 13 fatalities. According to UAE-based Khaleej Times, the civil defence and ambulance authority in Oman recovered the body of an individual who had gone missing in North Al Sharqiyah governorate. “As part of the efforts of the search

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting highlights: Shawwal crescent NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE. Eid on April 10

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting highlights: Amid cloudy weather and upcoming total solar eclipse, Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE could sight Shawwal crescent moon. Eid on April 10 During the total solar eclipse tonight, the sun will briefly get completely cloaked by the moon and will be al

Bhatkally kids excel in Quran Recitation competition in Abu Dhabi

Markaz Al Nawayath Abu Dhabi on Thursday announced the participation of Abdullah, son of Ashraf Ali Musba, and Firdous, daughter of Aftab M J, in the Qir’aat competition hosted by the Indian Islamic Centre Abu Dhabi Season 3. The competition received an overwhelming response, with 260 c

Tragic accident claims four lives of Mangalurean family on Umrah journey

Saudi Arabia, Mar 21: A devastating accident has resulted in the loss of four members of a Mangalorean family, including a 3-month-old infant, during their journey from Qatar to Madinah to perform Umrah. The accident occurred on Wednesday night in Zalfa, on the outskirts of Riyadh. The victi

Crescent moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan 2024 moon sighting: Ramadan is considered the holiest month in Islam. The day holds immense significance as it is believed that the Quran was unveiled during this holy month, which is also known as Ramzan. It is the ninth month in the Muslim Lunar Calendar and is considered to be the most si

Saudi Arabia bans iftar in mosques during Ramadan

Saudi Arabia has banned iftar meals in mosques ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, citing concerns about cleanliness inside mosque premises after eating the meal which follows a day of fasting. In a notice released by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs last week, the Saudi Arabian government said th

Saudi Arabia: Ministry offers tips for parents performing Umrah with children

Cairo: Saudi authorities have issued a set of guidelines to parents heading to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca to perform Umrah or minor pilgrimage. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah advised parents, among other things, to teach their children to show respect for the Quran, Islam’s holy bo

Abu Dhabi: PM to inaugurate first Hindu temple in UAE, address 'Ahlan Modi' event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi on February 14, marking a historic moment as the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East.  The temple, which stands at a height of 108 feet and spans 262 feet in length and 180 feet in width,

Heavy rain, thunderstorm lash UAE; residents warned of unstable conditions

UAE residents have been warned of inclement weather conditions as six of the seven emirates experienced moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunder on Sunday. The UAE's National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) recorded rains in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, and Ras

Janardhana Reddy showers praise on PM Modi amid buzz of his return to BJP

Koppal, Jan 27 (IANS): Mining baron-turned-politician Gali Janardhana Reddy showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function organised in Gangavathi town in Karnataka's Koppal district on Saturday. The statements assume importance amid speculations that Reddy may return to B

Saudi Arabia Set To Open 1st Alcohol Store For Non-Muslim Diplomats: Report

سعودی عرب میں شراب کی پہلی دکان کھلنے جا رہی ہے۔ دارالحکومت ریاض میں کھولے جانے والے اس اسٹور میں شراب صرف غیر مسلم سفارت کاروں کو فروخت کی جائے گی۔ ذرائع کے مطابق اس اسٹور سے شراب خریدنے کے لیے صارفین کو موبائل ایپ کے ذریعے خود کو رجسٹر کرنا ہوگا۔ اس کے بعد انہیں وزارت خارجہ سے کلیئرنس کوڈ بھیجا جا

India signs cooperation agreements with the UAE, Czech Republic

India signed a slew of bilateral cooperation agreements with the United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic at the Vibrant Gujarat summit.  With the UAE, India reached agreements on healthcare, development of food parks, and renewable energy, while with the Czech Republic it signed a strate

Ghee, pickles not allowed on India-UAE flights? Here is all you need to know about what to carry

Dubai: Have you come across a post on your social media feed warning you not to carry certain items if you are travelling from India to the UAE? In the past couple of months, media reports in India and social media posts have highlighted how certain items like ghee (clarified butter), pickles and oi

GCC approves unified tourist visa for UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman & Bahrain

Dubai, Nov 9: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have unanimously approved the implementation of the unified gulf tourist visa. The decision was announced during the 40th meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers in Muscat on Wednesday, November 8. Members of the GCC approved a unified

First bus service from Ras Al Khaimah in UAE to Musandam in Oman

Ras Al Khaimah: The RAK Transport Authority (RAKTA) has launched the first bus service connecting Ras Al Khaimah with Musandam, a governorate of Oman. The service was launched in partnership with Musandam Governorate, and operates on weekends with two trips per day. One-way tickets are priced at

UAE strongly condemns attacks on copies of the holy Quran in the Netherlands

Foreign Ministry emphasized the importance of monitoring hate speech that negatively impacts peace and security   The UAE has strongly condemned the attacks on copies of the holy Quran by extremists in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the Dutch gover