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amazon acquires souq

Amazon has officially acquired SOUQ.com. In a press release posted today, the American ecommerce and cloud computing company has announced that it has finally reached an agreement to acquire the Dubai-based ecommerce platform, SOUQ.com There’s also a note from the CEO of SOUQ.com announcing the said merge. The past week, this acquisition was still under… Read More

Starting January 1, 2018, business owners and landlords in the UAE will be required to pay a value-added tax (VAT) of five percent. The announcement was made by the country’s Federal National Council (FNC) recently. It may be recalled that last year, the UAE signed an agreement to implement VAT along with other GCC countries,… Read More

car seatbelt dubai rule

The Ministry of Interior has announced new traffic laws and fines to make our road experience safer. The new rules for the drivers and passengers will span across all 7 emirates and will be made official very soon. One of the rule change highlights mention that all passengers in the car must wear seatbelts. This… Read More

laptop ban emirates us flights

To all passengers travelling to the US, be advised that electronic devices other than smartphones are not allowed to be hand-carried in Emirates airline flights. These devices, which includes laptops and tablets, should be checked in your baggages. This directive takes effect from 25th March to 14th October 2017 and is applicable to all US-bound… Read More

sheikh mohammed world happiness council

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the creation of the first ever “World Happiness Council.” The statement was made just before the celebration of International Happiness Day, which is celebrated on the 20th of March every year. “World Happiness Council” Established According to… Read More

Once again, Dubai ranked No. 1 in terms of quality of living in the Middle East and Africa. For five years in a row, the city has topped the list of Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey in the region, while coming in 74th place in the overall global rankings. In an official press release, Mercer… Read More

The most expensive burger in the world has been sold for a whopping AED 36,700. Why the high price? It’s all for a good cause. The “Burgerstack” was sold during an auction that raised money for a cancer charity. The Pink Bite breast cancer charity auction was held in Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet at the… Read More

A friendly reminder to social media users: ranting and sharing hate posts have serious consequences. An Indian national learned this the hard way recently. After ranting against his former employer on Facebook, he is now facing deportation and a AED 250,000 fine. The verdict was issued for “misusing information technology means,” Gulf News reported. Initially, Dubai… Read More

Despite thousands of passengers passing through everyday, Dubai Airports never fails to provide excellent service. Their latest addition? WOW-Fi, the fastest free Wi-Fi connection in the world. With Internet speeds reaching up to 100mbps, it surpasses Wi-Fi connections in all other airports. WOW-Fi “Wows” Passengers with High-Speed Wi-Fi  “As the biggest international airport in the… Read More

Dubai-based construction technologies firm, Cazza, has announced that it will build the first ever 3D printed skyscraper in the world. Using a technique known as “crane printing,” the firm will use cranes designed for making 3D printed structures that are higher than 80 meters. Notably, Cazza is known for its 3D printing construction system. The… Read More

fire lamcy plaza

March 3, 2017 – Fire breaks out at Lamcy Plaza shopping center around midday today. To keep everyone safe and to help put out the fire, the shopping center has evacuated people in the area. The civil defense team are onsite fighting the blaze. As per updates, the fire is now under control and no injuries… Read More

A friendly reminder to Dubai’s drivers: Think twice before you cut queues and jump lanes, or you’ll get caught in the act. The Dubai Police has recently installed new radars that will help capture motorists who break the rules. According to the Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Operations Affairs, Major-General Mohammad Saif Al… Read More

Starting March 8, 2018, passengers will no longer be allowed to check in bags without flat surfaces at Dubai Airports. The new policy aims to help improve baggage operations and reduce the risk of mishandling at Dubai International. The new policy entails the following rules: All bags should have a flat surface. No irregular-shaped bags… Read More

rta bus crackdown

We would like to remind everyone to please make sure that you successfully tap your NOL card when you ride the public bus. RTA Public Transport Agency is cracking down on malpractices of commuters when riding theses RTA buses. In January this year, there were 878 violations of fare payment evasion. This is an improvement… Read More

sheikh hamdan boat show dubai

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, visited the Dubai International Marine Club and toured the exhibition for the Dubai International Boat Show. This is the 25th edition of the said 5-day event which is the region’s leading marine luxury and lifestyle event. Plenty of waterfront projects are… Read More