Category: Government

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Woman hopes UAE amnesty will allow her to attend her wedding

Thirty-year-old Maricar Peralta has her marriage fixed for August 5 in her hometown in the Philippines. She was among the first to approach the Abu Dhabi centre of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs to avail of the…

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Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

© Provided by The New Arab Kuwaiti officials have appealed for calming of the crisis with the Philippines over treatment of migrant workers. A senior Kuwaiti official on Monday sought to calm a crisis with the Philippines over the treatment…

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UAE authority just banned 378 products

© Provided by Khaleej Times UAE authority just banned 378 products The Department of Health issued warnings against nine weight-loss products. They contain sibutramine, an appetite suppressant used to treat obesity. The substance was banned in the UAE as well…

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UAE safest country in world, 98.6% residents feel secure

© Provided by Khaleej Times UAE safest country in world, 98.6% residents feel secure 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…

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Total ban’ on Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday

© Provided by Khaleej Times ‘Total ban’ on Filipino workers to Kuwait on Monday Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to issue on Monday a total deployment ban order of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)…

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RTA to ease traffic congestion with Dh1 billion road project

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed 85 per cent of Parallel Roads Improvement Project – Phase 1 (Godolphin District). The two bridges crossing over the Dubai Water Canal had been accomplished and all construction works under this Phase would…

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‘Mary, Jesus’ Mother’ is new name for UAE Mosque

Mohammad Bin Zayed orders name change to ‘consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions’. Abu Dhabi: The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in the capital Abu Dhabi, was on Wednesday renamed ‘Mariam, Umm…

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Now, smartphone is your passport in Dubai

Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can use UAE Wallet app at smart gates. Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service…

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OFWs, spare 7 min to register for midterm elections

DUBAI – An official from the Philippine Embassy in the capital is urging Filipinos in the country to register early for the May 2019 midterm elections at their respective embassy or consulate. Unregistered voters need to appear personally to capture their…

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New to UAE? Avoid doing these things

© Provided by Khaleej Times New to UAE? Avoid doing these things Being new to the city can come with its own set of challenges. While you adjust to your new life as an expat in UAE, you need to…