UAE Government Switches Weekend To Saturday-Sunday Starting 2022
DUBAI: The UAE government will transition to a four-and-a-half-day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend starting Jan. 1, 2022 for all federal departments, state news agency WAM reported. The new system will be applied in all federal government entities with working hours from... Read more
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Holds Separate Talks With Egypt, Iraq Leaders
DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on Thursday held separate talks with leaders from Egypt and Iraq to discuss regional security. During his calls with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the crown prince discussed bilateral relations and various aspects of cooperation and joint work,... Read more
UAE’s Ahmed Al-Raisi Wins Interpol Presidency For 4-Year Term
LYON, France: The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has announced that the UAE candidate, Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior, has won its presidency for a four-year term. The announcement was made in a tweet via the Interpol’s official Twitter account, UAE state... Read more
US Defense Secretary To Travel To Middle East
LONDON: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to the Middle East on Thursday to meet with leaders in Bahrain and the UAE. In Bahrain, Austin will meet with senior government officials to affirm the strength of the US’ defense partnership and discuss joint priorities in the Middle... Read more
Saudi, UAE Ministers Discuss Cultural Ties And Projects
RIYADH: The Saudi and UAE culture ministers met in Paris on Wednesday to discuss the close cultural ties between the two nations. Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud and the UAE’s Minister of Culture and Youth Noura Bint Mohammed Al-Kaabi praised the existing cooperation... Read more
Fire at an Oil Waste Disposal Unit in Jebel Ali in Dubai Under Control
DUBAI: Dubai Civil Defense teams have brought under control a fire that broke out at an oil waste disposal site in the Jebel Ali Industrial Area, located far from factories in the zone, the Dubai Media Office said. The site saw heavy smoke due to the burning of oil... Read more
Israel Opens Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion Showcasing Ties to Arab Region
DUBAI: Israel’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai officially opened its doors amid a vibrant celebration of traditional Jewish formalities and special performances by Israeli DJ Abass and Hamalgezot, an Israeli band playing traditional Israeli music. The audience of around 250 guests reveled in the Pavilion’s inauguration in the 15-meter... Read more
UK Government Recognizes Jordanian Double Vaccinated, Abolishing Need To Quarantine
DUBAI: The British government has said it will recognize Coronavirus vaccines used by Jordan from Monday, state news agency PETRA reported, citing the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. The move comes after a series of talks between the countries over the past two weeks foreign ministry spokesperson... Read more
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Kuwait Condemn Failed Coup Attempt in Sudan
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia condemned the failed coup attempt in Sudan, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday, citing the kingdom’s foreign ministry. The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Kuwait also condemned the failed coup attempt in Sudan and renewed their support for the Sudanese people. Egypt, in a statement issued by... Read more