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Dubai support for Saudi theme park
DUBAI: Under the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Parks and Resorts will extend its support to the proposed development of a Six Flags theme park in Saudi Arabia. This directive calls for an exception to the destination’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) exclusivity clause with American theme park operator, Six Flags, with a view...
   
Diseases could harm 69 million kids, warns UN
UNITED NATIONS: The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday. In its annual “State of the World’s Children” report, the UN children’s agency took stock of important gains such as a 53 per cent drop in infant mortality since 1990 and a dramatic reduction in extreme...
 
 
Petrol prices revised in UAE
ABU DHABI: Mirroring the continuing stabilisation in global prices of crude oil, the UAE has announced a marginal increase in the retail price of petrol for the month of July 2016, following a 5 per cent hike announced in June. ‘Special’ grade petrol (95 octane) will now retail at Dhs1.77 per litre from July 1, up 1.14 per cent from the Dhs1.75 per litre that UAE residents currently pay for it. On the other hand, Super...
   
Two-day holiday for Eid
ABU DHABI: The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE, will be on the first and second days of Shawwal. This came in a Ministerial Circular issued by the Saqr Bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 for the year 1980 regarding the...
 
 
Don’t turn your back on us, plead Maradona and Macri
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri said on Tuesday Lionel Messi was “God’s gift” to the country and it should take better care of him after he vowed to quit the national team. Macri was among many Argentines urging Messi not to quit as he vowed to leave international football after Argentina’s defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday. Messi was greeted by fans with signs reading “Don’t go,...
   
British expats discuss Brexit
DUBAI: With Britain’s surprising results coming out in favour of leaving the EU, there are many uncertainties related to how the UK will interact with its trading partners. Earlier this week, British expatriates and UAE business leaders converged on Dubai as the panellists also outlined the possible conditions that will now have to be met. Among the discussion were implications and future prospects for the UK and its trading...
 
 

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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