News

UAE leaders order formation of emergency committee to provide aid to Kerala

UAE leaders order formation of emergency committee to provide aid to Kerala

News
The committee will also seek the help of dignitaries of the Indian resident community. The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian state of Kerala. According to Sheikh Khalifa's instructions, the committee will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), and include representatives from the UAE's humanitarian organisations. #Repost @hhshkmohd ・・・ تتعرض ولاية كيرالا في الهند في هذه الأيام لفيضانات ضخمة هي الأعنف خلال قرن .. أسفرت عن مقتل المئات وتشريد مئات الآلاف.. مع استعداداتنا لعيد الأضحى المبارك لا ننسى مد يد العون لاخوتنا في الهند .. شعب الامارات والجالية الهندية سيكونون يدا واحدة لإغاثة المتضررين. وجهت دولة الإما
Video: Plane crash lands, engine tears off in Manila

Video: Plane crash lands, engine tears off in Manila

News
Dozens of flights were cancelled and hundreds are stranded at the airport Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Manila airport on Friday after a Chinese airline plane crash-landed amid heavy rains, forcing authorities to shut the runway. The China-based Xiamen Air plane skidded off the runway on Thursday night with 157 passengers and eight crew onboard, reports Efe news. LOOK: Parts of the Xiamen Air aircraft lie in pieces at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. All passengers and crew are reported safe, but one of the plane's engines had broken off during the landing #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/iCWv4PnQcY — TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) August 17, 2018 The passengers and crew travelling on flight MF8667 from Xiamen were evacuated from the plane and were given
Why Filipinos in UAE are best bargain shoppers

Why Filipinos in UAE are best bargain shoppers

News
Gulf News #Pinoy demystifies Filipinos’ next biggest obsession: shopping “Sorry, no time to chat; I have to rush back to work,” a Filipina carrying two plump shopping bags says in Filipino as she sprints out of the Dubai World Trade Centre. It is 11am on Wednesday, an hour after the start of the five-day Eid Shopping Fiesta at the Shaikh Maktoum Hall. The place is already buzzing with people, many of them Filipinos. There are about 300 brands participating in this end-of-season sale, and prices have been marked down big time. There are branded apparel, shoes, bags, watches, perfumes and cosmetics from many of the UAE’s big retailers. There are Dh10 bundle offers, and other items that cost less than Dh50. Mia Orbeso, a 27-year-old nurse, already has a trolley full of items to ru
Amnesty centres closed over Eid Al Adha

Amnesty centres closed over Eid Al Adha

News
Abu Dhabi Centres will be closed from August 17-August 26, normal services will resume after holidays Amnesty centres will be closed from August 17-August 26 during the Eid Al Adha holidays. Normal service will resume after this period. Started from August 1, the UAE general amnesty will run until October 31, allowing illegal residents the chance to sort out their residency status or to receive their outpass exit without facing any fines or legal action taken against them. Source
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former PM And BJP Patriarch, Dies At 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former PM And BJP Patriarch, Dies At 93

News
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP's tallest leader, was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, three-time Prime Minister of India and one of the country's most respected politicians, has died. The announcement was made by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS, where the 93-year-old was being treated for nine weeks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the hospital twice in 24 hours and top politicians from across parties arrived as the former prime minister's health worsened on Wednesday. Mr Vajpayee, the BJP's tallest leader, was admitted to hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion. Since 2009, the veteran politician had largely been confined to his home on Krishna Menon...
These UAE private sector workers will get a six-day holiday

These UAE private sector workers will get a six-day holiday

News
Few companies have announced Thursday as a holiday. Expecting a low turnout of employees as well continuity of operations, some companies in the UAE have switched Eid Al Adha holidays next week from Monday to Thursday, making it a 5-day straight break for the employees. Banks in the UAE also been given Thursday as a holiday, making it a 5-day holiday for the employees from Monday till Friday and the work will resume on Saturday. Earlier, the UAE government had announced 3-day Eid holiday for private sector from Monday to Wednesday and employees have to resume work on Thursday. Interestingly, few companies have announced Thursday also as a holiday, making it a 6-day break for the employees. An Abu Dhabi-based construction and contracting company sent a memo to its staff, sayi...
Mum arrested in Dubai says she feared she would be raped in jail cell

Mum arrested in Dubai says she feared she would be raped in jail cell

News
THE woman at the centre of the in-flight wine scandal has set the record straight about her terrifying ordeal. THE woman who claimed she was locked up in Dubai after drinking a glass of wine on her Emirates flight has spoken about her terrifying ordeal, saying she was physically abused and feared she would be raped during her three days in a jail cell. Ellie Holman, 44, has returned home to Kent after the month-long saga that started when she was arrested at Dubai International Airport after flying in from London for a five-day holiday with daughter Bibi, 4. She claimed she was arrested after telling airport officials she had a glass of wine on the flight, which raised new fears for travellers already uncertain about the United Arab Emirates’ strict alcohol laws. But Dubai
Dubai expat becomes millionaire selling pudding

Dubai expat becomes millionaire selling pudding

News
How a woman got her sweet taste of success. A Filipina who used to be an expat in Dubai is now living the life of a millionaire by selling crème caramel, and nothing else. According to Entrepreneur Philippines, former Dubai-based expat Princess San Diego ventured into 14 different businesses before she found success selling leche flan (caramel pudding). Before that, she tried selling barbecue, opening a restaurant and even selling gadgets online. Despite her best efforts, those ventures failed. What was to become her most profitable venture came when she least expected it. While in her kitchen, she experimented with mixing Japanese matcha (green tea) into leche flan. The result was a dish that went viral after she shared the creation online. She then started to receive inquiries a
101 overstaying Filipino expats fly home from Dubai

101 overstaying Filipino expats fly home from Dubai

News
They were part of the 277 Filipino expats who were given exit passes in the first week of the amnesty programme. They all heaved a sigh of relief. Some of them will no longer play hide-and-seek with authorities; mothers and fathers will be reunited with their children; husbands and wives will once again feel the warm embrace of their spouses; and the young ones will be able to continue with their studies. A sad chapter in their lives has ended and a new and promising one will begin - all these happened after they availed of the UAE's amnesty program. A total of 101 overstaying Filipinos, including six minors, flew out of Dubai on Wednesday. They were part of the 277 Filipino expats who were given an exit pass in the first week of the 90-day immigration amnesty programme. Joy, 48, ...
Do I get extra pay for Eid Al Adha holidays during annual vacation?

Do I get extra pay for Eid Al Adha holidays during annual vacation?

News
Any public holidays which may fall during the annual leave of an employee will be reckoned as part of annual leave. I am going for my annual paid vacation from August 1-30. There are three days of Eid Al Adha holidays falling during my vacation. Am I entitled for pay for these three days because they are falling within my annual leave? Answer: Pursuant to your queries, any public holidays which may fall during the annual leave of an employee will be reckoned as part of annual leave. This is in accordance with Article 77 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 Regulating Employment Relations in the UAE (the 'Employment Law'), which states: "Holidays for which provisions have been made by law or agreement or any other days of absence from work on account of sickness shall be reckoned as...
Bitnami