Saudi Arabia to ban foreigners from slew of hospitality jobs

As Saudi Arabia tries to develop its fledgling tourism industry, it’s also tackling citizen unemployment, which hit a high of nearly 13% last year.Saudi Arabia plans to restrict certain hospitality jobs to its own citizens by the end of the year, banning the recruitment of foreign workers for those...

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“160 Nations Improved Infrastructure With Indian Technology”: PM Modi In Dubai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said technology, changing at the speed of thought, will ultimately have the answers to some of the global challenges and it was the duty of governments to use it for development and not destruction. Delivering the keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai,...

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Video: Warm farewell for man who worked for Mohamed bin Zayed for 40 years

Sheikh Mohamed described Mohiuddin as an 'example of a dedicated and diligent worker'. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday bid farewell to Mohiuddin, who worked at the office of the Crown Prince for more...

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Dubai Tourism and Shah Rukh Khan recreate the #BeMyGuest magic

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) proudly revealed today the much-awaited #BeMyGuest campaign video, featuring Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan. While the first video, which took YouTube by storm last year, featured Shah Rukh Khan surprising residents and visitors...

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Uncertainty hangs over crisis-hit Gulf summit as UAE, Saudi Arabia form new group

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council — a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar .The Emirati foreign ministry announcement, just...

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Saudi photographer makes it into National Geographic

A rare Hajj photo taken by Ammar Alamir, a young photographer from Makkah, was featured in National Geographic Magazine.The photo depicted pilgrims in Makkah circling the Holy Kaaba while carrying colorful sun umbrellas.Alamir, who is passionate about capturing Makkah’s beauty and heritage, has a bachelor’s...

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Video: Father pardons his son’s killer minutes before execution

A Saudi citizen from Saudi Arabia's Khamis Mushait province in Aseer area surprised everyone, including his son's killer on the day of the latter's execution with a last minute life and death decision.In a video that has gone viral on social media, the father can be seen arriving with a group of people...

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Fire strikes another tower in the Dubai Marina

 A fire broke out on Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world's tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood.Authorities quickly extinguished Sunday's fire at the Tiger Tower and said it injured no one. But the blaze rattled nerves...

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Qatar seals 5-billion-euro naval deal with Italy

Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries.Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conference with his Italian counterpart...

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Dubai Hospital receives Guinness World Record for removing world’s largest kidney

Dubai Hospital has successfully removed the world’s largest kidney from a 56-year-old Emirati man.Dr. Fariborz Bagheri, head of the Urology Department at the hospital, received a Guinness World Record certificate on Thursday after months of verifying the data, which confirmed that one of the kidneys...

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