Etihad Rail Stage 2 will start soon
Abu Dhabi Lifestyle UAE

Etihad Rail approves stage 2 plan of expansion to Dubai and other emirates

Etihad Rail approves Stage Two plan to connect all emirates with a 1,200km network worth Dh4.4 billion yesterday. The plan was approved by the member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Etihad Rail, Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The operator and developer of the UAE rail network launched Package B and C […]

#youthforgood
Lifestyle Technology UAE

Twitter CEO launches #YouthForGood initiative to promote the positive impact of the use of online platforms to the UAE youth

Twitter has launched a philanthropic initiative in the UAE on Monday led by its chief executive, Jack Dorsey during his first visit to the country. The initiative, #YouthForGood was created with the support of the UAE’s Youth Hub and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Shamma Al Mazrui, aims to support humanitarian and social […]

SMART DUBAI PARTNERS WITH MICROSOFT
Dubai Lifestyle

Upcoming Smart Dubai and Microsoft collaboration will accelerate digital transformation across the emirate

Smart Dubai today announced a landmark collaboration with Microsoft in its aim to achieve the goal of making Dubai the happiest city on Earth. The move aims to accelerate digital transformation across the emirate and empower government employees to innovate faster. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by H.E. Dr. Aisha […]

Dubai launches new digital wallet
Dubai Lifestyle

Dubai launches new digital wallet for government service payments

Dubai’s Department of Finance (DOF), in collaboration with Smart Dubai and emaratech, introduces a new digital wallet to facilitate payments for government service fees. The new payment channel noqodi enables individual and corporate customers to pay “quickly, easily and securely” for different government and non-government fees under he digital platform for payments, Dubai Pay. “DOF […]

UAE consumers more accustomed to VAT
Lifestyle UAE

Residents in the UAE are getting more accustomed to VAT and remains upbeat about the state of their finances

UAE residents continue to be confident about the state of their finances, while fewer reports are seeing any impact from the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) on goods and services since last year, according to a new survey released on Tuesday. The Consumer Confidence Tracker Q1 2019 from financial website yallacompare surveyed more than 1,000 […]

DIFC proposes new employment law
Business Lifestyle

New DIFC trust-based savings scheme DEWS is expected to take effect on January 01, 2020

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) proposed a reform to its minimum end of service gratuity which is expected to take effect on 1 January 2020, its chief legal officer told Zawya. The DIFC has reassessed the current end of service gratuity system by considering global trends and changing demographics. It concluded that it needs to […]

UAE celebrates Ramadan
Lifestyle UAE

Officially confirmed! Ramadan 2019 starts today, here are the best iftars and suhours in Dubai and beyond

The holy month of Ramadan starts today, here are some of the perfect backdrop for the season’s iftars and suhours for meaningful seasonal gatherings with family, friends, colleagues and clients. Flavours of the desert Set in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s desert, enjoy a taste of Arabia with dishes prepared in big open-style kitchens showcasing […]