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Christian expat’s Ramadan gift for workers – a mosque

Christian expat’s Ramadan gift for workers – a mosque

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Indian businessman in Fujairah to name Dh1.3m mosque in worker accommodation as Mariam, Umm Eisa A Christian expat, who landed in the UAE with just a few hundreds of dirhams in 2003, is gifting a mosque to hundreds of workers this Ramadan. Indian national Saji Cheriyan, 49, has built the mosque for Muslim workers living in a worker accommodation that he rented out to 53 companies in Fujairah. The mosque, built at a cost of Dh1.3 million in the East Ville Real Estate complex in Al Hayl Industrial Area, can accommodate 250 worshippers at a time. Facilities for another 700 to pray in the interlocked courtyard of the mosque, which will be shaded by the time it opens, have also been arranged. Hailing from Kayamkulam in the south Indian state of Kerala, Saji wishes to open the mosque...
New to Dubai? Know these changes during Ramadan

New to Dubai? Know these changes during Ramadan

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Know about these changes to make Ramadan an easier experience. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk for the entire holy month. There are certain norms that change during Ramadan which have been put up on the UAE government website. Know about these changes to make Ramadan an easier experience. Working hours The Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regarding Labour Law and its amendments states that working hours be reduced by two hours during Ramadan. This is applicable to non-Muslims as well without a pay cut. Opening hours of restaurants During Ramadan most restaurants are closed during the hours of fasting and open after the evening prayers. However, some eating outlets might offer food within enclosed areas. While, there are rest...
Video: Rain hits UAE, temperature dips to 17°C

Video: Rain hits UAE, temperature dips to 17°C

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The partly cloudy and hazy weather is expected to continue through Thursday and Friday. Light to moderate rain has hit parts of UAE. According to the NCM (National Center of Meteorology) light to moderate rainfall has been seen over Dubai and also in Shaam, Khor Khwair, Al Nakheel and Ghalilah areas in Ras Al Khaimah. The area of Al Rafaah in Umm Al Quwain has also experienced light rainfall. Video: #Rain hits parts of #UAE, waves to reach up to 7 feet https://t.co/TFXTTRAy16 pic.twitter.com/EdrPOJeSaD — Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) May 16, 2018 The weather is expected to be partly cloudy and hazy during the day. ⁧#المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ ⁧#أمطار_الخير⁩ شارع الإمارات رأس الخيمة #ناصر_الشرقي ⁧#هواة_الطقس⁩ ⁧#أصدقاء_المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ pic.twitter.com/cvvG1ZpW7D — ال
Ramadan working hours for private sector in UAE announced

Ramadan working hours for private sector in UAE announced

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Ramadan work timings have been announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (Fahr) for the private sector. Work timings for all private, government sector establishments, institutions, and companies will be shortened by two hours throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Work hours will run from 9am till 2pm. Source          
UAE President orders release of 935 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

UAE President orders release of 935 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

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The release of prisoners comes as a kind gesture from Sheikh Khalifa. His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE has ordered the release of 935 prisoners who have been sentenced in various cases ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. The release of prisoners comes within the framework of President's keenness to give them an opportunity to start a new life and alleviate the suffering of their families. The moon-sighting committee in UAE will meet after the Maghrib prayer on Tuesday, May 15, in Abu Dhabi. The announcement of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan will be made shortly afterwards. Source
Man jailed in UAE over hashish ‘packed by mother in luggage’

Man jailed in UAE over hashish ‘packed by mother in luggage’

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The man was returning from his home country after a short holiday. A passenger, who was caught with hashish and blamed his mother's ignorance of the UAE law for packing him the drugs as he returned to Abu Dhabi, has been sentenced to a year in jail. The Pakistani man was caught at the Abu Dhabi International Airport for carrying hashish in his luggage, but claimed in court that his mother, "who didn't know about the UAE laws", had put the drugs in the bag. The man was returning from his home country after a short holiday. At the Abu Dhabi court, he had admitted to abusing drugs. Official court documents stated that he was stopped at the airport after custom officers suspected him of carrying drugs. When the security officers checked his bag, they found a small amount of hashish h...
UAE Safest Country In World, 98.6% Residents Feel Secure

UAE Safest Country In World, 98.6% Residents Feel Secure

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Ranked first in the world with the lowest number of crimes related to theft and sexual assault. The UAE has been ranked number one country in the world with the least amount of crimes related to sexual assault and theft, while a whopping 98.6 per cent of the UAE's residents feel a sense of safety and security even at night, announced the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday. The figures were revealed at the Federal National Council's (FNC) headquarters in the UAE Capital. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, said the UAE has been ranked first in the world with the lowest number of crimes related to theft and sexual assault, as well as the number one country in the world with the lowest number of fire incidents, with 19 fires per every 100,000...
Video: Rainy, Dusty Weather To Continue In UAE Today

Video: Rainy, Dusty Weather To Continue In UAE Today

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UAE residents woke up on Tuesday morning with sandstorm reducing visibility in parts of the country. Handkerchief, face mask or an umbrella are essential items for people who are going out today as the country will continue to experience hazy and dusty weather conditions with chances of some scattered rain, according to a forecast by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). UAE residents had woken up on Tuesday morning (yesterday) with sandstorm hitting parts of the country and reducing visibility at several places. The NCM reported blowing dust over Sweihen, Al Minhand and parts of Abu Dhabi. The sandstorm also hit Dubai and Sharjah while light rain was reported in some areas. pic.twitter.com/Naj0aax7hI — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 18 April 2018 An NCM spokesperson
Watch Movies For Free For 1 Year In UAE

Watch Movies For Free For 1 Year In UAE

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The UAE residents interested in winning the tickets will have to book an online ticket. If you're a movie fan and a regular visitor to the UAE theaters, then here is an opportunity for you to watch movies for one full year - for free. Vox Cinemas, which operates a large number of cinemas in the UAE, is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a year's supply of movie tickets with Vox Rewards. The UAE residents interested in winning the tickets will have to book an online ticket in advance for the upcoming Hollywood flick "Avengers: Infinity War" in order to stand a chance to win 104,000 bonus Vox Rewards points. "That's two complimentary tickets to watch a movie of your choice every week, for a year." Vox currently operates cinemas in City Centre shopping malls, Cineplex Grand Hy...
Emirates Offers Special Fares For UAE Travellers This Summer

Emirates Offers Special Fares For UAE Travellers This Summer

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The offer applies for outbound travel between April 19 and December13, 2018. Emirates is offering special early bird fares for UAE travellers to destinations within its global network. Travellers who book in advance can enjoy special fares starting from Monday, April 16 until 30 April 2018 and applies to select travel periods. Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh795, to Europe starting at Dh2,135, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh945, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh2,035. Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh3,155, to Europe starting at Dh9,395, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh2835, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh8,895. Emirates passeng...
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