Fly Jinnah: Most Pakistanis are in favor of using the founding father’s name for commercial activities

Pakistan will benefit from an additional budget airline on domestic and international routes next year following the announcement of a joint venture between Air Arabia and Lakson Group to launch “Fly Jinnah”, but the joint venture has sparked debate over using the name of the country’s founder in commercial activity. According to a survey from … Read more

How to apply for or nominate someone for a UAE Golden Visa using the ICA app

On the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship’s (ICA) app, residents who are eligible for the UAE’s long-term Golden Visa, or who feel their friends or relatives are, can apply. Entrepreneurs, investors, specialized scholars, researchers, and students with promising scientific talents can apply for the 10-year visa. To qualify for it, they must meet certain … Read more

The Dubai Metro and tram provide free laptops to students who regularly use them

Students who commute by metro and tram are being given free laptop computers by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Schools and universities are able to reach their students through these services. An initiative launching last week coincided with the start of the academic year. Rowdah Al Mehrizi, director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Corporate … Read more

UAE Public Holidays, 2021

Public holidays in UAE 2021 Date Day No. of Days Holiday 1 January Friday 1 New Year’s Day 11 May Tuesday 5 Eid Al Fitr 19 July Monday 1 Arafat Day 20 July Tuesday 3 Eid Al Adha 10 August Tuesday 1 Islamic New Year 19 October Tuesday 1 The Prophet’s Birthday 30 November Tuesday … Read more

Residents are relieved as Abu Dhabi lifts the quarantine for travellers who have been vaccinated

Formerly quarantined for 10 days and subjected to PCR tests, Abu Dhabi residents have welcomed the Minister of Health’s decision to lift quarantine for Covid-vaccinated travellers. As of today, travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi who have been fully immunized against Covid-19, or who are travelling from a country on the green list, are exempt from … Read more