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Birthplace Of Saudi State Becomes Tool For 'New Nationalism'

Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia:  Saudi tour guide Nada Alfuraih ushers guests through an 18th-century palace built from mud and straw, the very site where the kingdom's royal family is said to have first plotted its conquest of the Arabian Peninsula. Pausing in an airy assembly hall, she raves about th

Dubai: Etihad Airways to hold recruitment drive for cabin crew

Dubai: Etihad Airways in a statement released on Sunday said it would conduct a recruitment for cabin crew in Dubai on June 13. Interested candidates are required to register and submit their CVs at Dusit Thani, Dubai, on Monday. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for further pr

Expertise's Sheikh Karnire receives Saudi's Premium Residency 'Green Card'

Dammam: KS Sheikh Karnire, Vice President of Expertise Contracting Ltd, has become one of the few Indians to receive permanent residency in Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom recently permitted foreign nationals to own business and property without the need for a sponsor. Reacting to the news Sheik s

Dubai: Here’s how much single-use bags will cost from July 1

Starting July 1, a mandatory tariff of 25 fils will be applied to all single-use bags made from plastic, paper, biodegradable plastic, and plant-based biodegradable materials, clarified Dubai Municipality. The tariff would be charged on bags that are 57 micrometres thick, the Municipality said in

Non-Saudis banned from publishing ads on social media

RIYADH — The General Commission for Audiovisual Media has issued a circular banning non-Saudis from publishing advertisements on the social media. The commission noted that the practice of posting ads on social media by those who do not have a license for it is a violation of Saudi Arabia’s Labor

Senior Israeli official said to visit Saudi Arabia amid growing talk of warming ties

A senior Israeli official has reportedly visited Saudi Arabia, amid growing speculation that Jerusalem and Riyadh are readying small steps toward normalizing relations. The meeting took place recently at a Riyadh palace and included a warm reception for the Israeli representative, Israel’s Channe

Saudi Arabia bans international flights to India, 15 other countries over fresh Covid-19 outbreaks

The 16 countries include India, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, among others. The country's health ministry has also assured the public that zero monkeypox cases have been detected in the country. Following the re-outbreak of Covid-19 and the rapid surge in the numb

Saudi Arabia's First All-Female Crew Flight

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: An airline in Saudi Arabia has completed the country's first flight with an all-female crew, officials said today, framing it as a milestone for women's empowerment in the conservative kingdom. The flight operated by flyadeal, budget subsidiary of flag carrier Saudia, was fr

Dubai: Hiring at Emirates, Flydubai in full swing, says top official

Hiring is back in full swing at Dubai’s top airlines, Emirates and Flydubai, a senior official said on Tuesday. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said staffing across various levels has bee

Dubai: Indian expat wins Dh500,000 with Big Ticket matching son's birthday

Choosing a lottery ticket with numbers matching his son’s birth date has won a Dubai-based Indian expat Dh500,000 in a raffle draw. Thedsinamoorthy Meenachisundram is the latest winner of Big Ticket’s weekly electronic draw held in Abu Dhabi, and he is in a jovial mood. “I have been living in

Saudi-led coalition sends dozens of freed prisoners to Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen said has said it transported more than 100 freed prisoners to Yemen in coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross in a humanitarian initiative to support a United Nations-brokered truce. The coalition said last month it would release 163

Emirates takes Dubai's Museum of the Future to the skies, unveils new livery

Emirates has revealed a new custom A380 livery dedicated to Dubai’s newest architectural icon and centre for pioneering concepts and ideas, the Museum of the Future. The first Emirates A380 (A6-EVK) to sport this new livery takes flight today (May 5) to Los Angeles. As nine other aircraft will ro

Muslim leaders call Saudi crown prince with Eid greetings

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a number of phone calls on Tuesday from Muslim leaders in celebration of the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. One of them was from Bahrain’s King Hamad, who exchanged Eid greetings with the prince. Other callers included Iraqi Prime Ministe

Dubai Crown Prince launches $100 million venture capital fund to bolster startups and entrepreneurs

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has approved the launch of a $100.73 million (AED 370 milion) Venture Capital Fund for Startups to bolster and sustain startup projects and entrepreneurs in the emirate. Governed b

UAE weather: Rain forecast for parts of the country today

The weather in UAE will be partly cloudy with a chance of rainfall in parts of the country, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). The weather forecast for today is partly cloudy to cloudy at times with chance of rain convective clouds formation Eastward by afternoon, associated w

Row erupts in Pakistan over PM Shehbaz Sharif’s 1st foreign visit to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 26 (ANI): Ahead of Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister has been caught in the controversy over his plans to travel privately along with a large entourage. Shehbaz Sharif is scheduled to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in

Seven Indian sailors held in Yemen released: Omani foreign minister

New Delhi(PTI): Seven Indian sailors were among 14 foreigners released on Sunday from the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital of Sanaa, Oman's Foreign Minister Badr Albusaidi said. The Indian sailors and at least seven other people from different countries were held captive by Yemen's Houthi rebels

UAE: Dubai announces 9-day Eid Al Fitr break

Dubai has become the latest Emirate to approve a nine-day Eid Al Fitr break for federal government staff. The break will be from Saturday, April 30, till Sunday, May 8, according to the Dubai Government Human Resources Department. Official working hours will resume on Monday, May 9. Recently,