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High-speed rail to link Manama to Doha in 51 minutes

The high-speed rail link is part of ambitious railway project to be launched by QatarManama: A high-speed rail link is being planned between Qatar's Education City and Bahrain that would make a one-way journey possible in just 51 minutes.The idea is to woo Bahraini students to enrol at the various p

Abu Dhabi firm to phase out plastic bags

Abu Dhabi - The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) will phase out the use of plastic bags in its facilities, a company official said Wednesday.According to Chief Executive Officer Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan, a multi-faceted strategy to replace all non-biodegradable plastic bags by the end of 2


Kuwait - Karnataka Muslim Welfare Association (KMWA ) Kuwait, a subsidiary of IMA-Kuwait, organized an educational and amusing Eid Al-Fitr (Festival of Fast-breaking) Get-Together function at Kuwait Indian Community School auditorium on Sunday evening 12th Sept. 2010 in Salmiya, Kuwait. This enterta

UAE expats among richest in world

The UAE ranked fourth in the "Expat Explorer," the largest global survey of expats commissioned by HSBC Bank International Dubai : About 20 per cent of UAE expatriates earn more than $250,000 (Dh918,100) - making the country home to some of the wealthiest expats in the world, according to a recent s

Pilgrims bid farewell to Ramadan

RIYADH - More than 3.5 million pilgrims and visitors in Makkah and Madinah will bid farewell to the month of Ramadan Tuesday night which is considered the 29th night of the fasting month It is customary that on this night, the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques complete reciting the Quran. Each night

UAE private sector to get two days off for Eid

Abu Dhabi: Eid Al Fitr holiday for the private sector will fall on Shawwal 1 and Shawwal 2, according to a circular issued by the Minister of Labour, Saqr Gobash.The official two-day holiday is to be accounted for as a paid holiday for all those working in private sector companies and institutions.

Eid Al Fitr holidays for UAE

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start from Wednesday, Ramadan 29Dubai: The Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start on Wednesday, Ramadan 29 (September 8) and end on Shawwal 3, according to a circular issued by Humaid Obaid Al Qutami,

Both crew dead as UPS jumbo crashes near Dubai airport

DUBAI - A major disaster was averted by the pilots of a UPS 747-400 that crashed near the Emirates Road late on Friday evening when they avoided residential areas after their aircraft developed engine trouble.Two minutes after the plane took off from the Dubai International Airport for Cologne in G

Rare Quran inscribed by Aurangzeb to be auctioned

The 300-year-old manuscript of the Quran was part of the collection of the Mughal emperorAbu Dhabi - The 14.5x24cm manuscript has lavish golden insets and consists of sheets of paper, handcrafted from rice and natural materials, and inlaid with ruby, lapis lazuli and garnet. Image Credit: Supplied A