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    Dubai: Six lucky Indian expats — five of them coming from Kerala — walked away with Dh166,667 each after sharing the Dh1 million second-tier prize in the 20th weekly Mahzooz draw. They matched five out of six winning numbers 1-7-12-33-41-46. One of them, Robert, 69, who is originally from Kerala, said: “I participated in the draw for the first time. A few of my colleagues play so I decided to give it a try as well. I was under quarantine so I only found out that I won when my colleague called. It was a great moment for me.” Robert […]
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    Dubai: Travelling to Pakistan? Starting May 1, you will have to mandatorily upload your details on the government’s Pass Track App, according to the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) announced by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. No exceptions are allowed to the rule. “In order to curb the spread of Covid-19, streamline data submission and tracking of passengers travelling to Pakistan, the Government of Pakistan has introduced a new measure whereby it will be mandatory for all passengers to submit their requisite information/data through Pass Track App. Effective from May 1, 2021, this […]
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    Dubai: To encourage consumers to join the global shift towards a sustainable energy future, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa)’s Innovation Centre at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has launched the Cleantech Connect programme. The programme enables innovators, achievers, and professors in clean energy to demonstrate their success in clean energy technologies, share knowledge, raise awareness in society on the latest developments and innovations of clean energy technologies. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, explained: “The Innovation Centre supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. It also boosts the […]
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    Dubai: Young Emirati Rashid Al Dhaheri continued his new racing season with a fantastic win at the prestigious World Series Karting Euro Series. The victory adds to his impressive results this season, where Rashid has already won three of the four World Series Karting competitions in 2021 making him the man to beat in the OK-Junior category. UAE’s Rashid Al Dhaheri draws first blood in new karting season Rashid Al Dhaheri continues winning run in WSK Super Master Series Rashid Al Dhaheri clinches Mini Rok title in Italy Rashid Al Dhaheri voted best mini driver of 2019 Flying the Red-White-Black […]
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    Dubai: I got COVID in the second week of January, i.e. beginning of New Year. Like everyone else who has been infected with the virus, I too had the symptoms like body pain, fever, coughing. When I took the test I came to know that I have tested positive with COVID-19. There were two things I could have done, either get paranoid by the word COVID or take it head on. I did not go in to the shell. Because I had heard people feeling emotionally drained out and going into depression feeling negative. But I was determined to face […]
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    Dubai: Major General Dr. Al Salal Saeed bin Huwaidi Al Falasi, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Administrative Affairs at Dubai Police, died on Thursday night. The late Maj-Gen Al Falasi, who was born in 1965, had a long career with Dubai Police, where he worked in different capacities until he became Assistant Commander-In-Chief for Administrative Affairs. He played a key role in developing remote-work during COVID-19 by implementing best practices in policing.
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    Abu Dhabi: M. A. Yusuff Ali, Chairman of UAE-headquartered multinational company Lulu Group, has undergone a spinal surgery following the helicopter ‘accident’ in India, the group said in a statement on Thursday night. Yusuff Ali, his wife Shabira, two of their staff members and two pilots were aboard their private helicopter which made a forced landing in a swamp amidst heavy rains and winds in Kochi in Kerala on Sunday. All passengers were safe, but sustained minor injuries and had been taken to hospital, early reports had said on Sunday. As reported by Gulf News, the couple had flown back […]
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    Dubai: Harichandrai Jasumal Sahityani, an Indian freedom fighter, who was believed to be 98, has passed away in Dubai, where he had been living with his grandchildren since 2008. The cremation of Harichandrai will be held in Jebel Ali on Friday. He was reportedly born in 1923 in Kumbleema village of Sindh in undivided India, two of his grandchildren Vinod and Vimal Sahityani told Gulf News. Gulf News could not independently verify the participation of Harichandrai in the freedom struggle. However, the family possesses a certificate acknowledging Harichandrai as a freedom fighter by the government of Madhya Pradesh in 1997. […]
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    Abu Dhabi: An Arab resident has been honoured by Abu Dhabi Police for his honesty after he handed over a large sum of lost cash to the authorities. The expatriate was also presented with a gift on Thursday, with police commending his action on their social media platforms. The authorities said the expat had rushed to turn the money over to the police, which he had found at a mall. Major General Mohamed Suhail Al-Rashidi, Director of Criminal Security at Abu Dhabi Police, presented the gift and thanked the expatriate for his responsible and honest action. Read more Dubai Police […]
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    Abu Dhabi: Dubai Duty Free, through its own Foundation, has pledged Dh3 million to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign, aimed at providing food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The donation will help provide three million meals to beneficiaries in countries including Egypt, Pakistan, Angola, Uganda, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Social responsbility “We are honoured to support the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign organised by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI). This is very much in line with our commitment to social responsibility […]