Dubai rolls out smart vehicle that scans violations of e-tickets in paid parking

The smart screening vehicle that can monitor and read number plates of vehicles in all directions regardless of the type of the parking space.Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: Dubai has started automatically checking electronic parking tickets in paid public parking lots via a vehicle with cameras powered by artificial intelligence, officials said on Sunday. How it … Read more

Will Ravi Shastri be the go-to man again after current term expires?

India head coach Ravi Shastri (right) got the best out of Ajinkya Rahane, the stand-in captain, for a remarkable turnaround in the Test series in Australia.Image Credit: AFP Kolkata: ‘‘Unreal, unimaginable,’’ these were the two typical Ravi Shastri replies, acknowledging a congratulatory message from Gulf News after Indian cricket team’s phenomenal Test series win against … Read more

Central Bank of the UAE conducts cyberattack simulation on banking sector

Dubai: The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) conducted the first-of-its-kind cyberattack simulation exercise that is designed to test the resilience of the UAE’s banking sector against any potential cyber threats. The exercise affirms CBUAE’s preparedness to prevent or mitigate cyber threats that may cause disruptions to the UAE’s economy and financial stability. The exercise … Read more

Muscat to host a second virtual film festival

The Cinemana Arab Film Festival will kick off on May 27Image Credit: Supplied After the success of the first virtual Arab film festival held last year, the organisers are all set for the second such event this year, to be held in May. Titled Cinemana Arab Film Festival, the virtual film festival is being organised … Read more

FA Cup: Holders Arsenal crash out but Manchester City survive scare

Manchester City’s Phil Foden celebrates the leveller against Cheltenham TownImage Credit: AP Dubai: Last season’s FA Cup winners Arsenal were eliminated from the competition in the fourth round on Saturday thanks to Gabriel’s own-goal in a 1-0 loss to Southampton, while Manchester City survived a scare to beat fourth-tier Cheltenham 3-1. In an otherwise close … Read more

Double your chances to win Dh50 million with Mahzooz

The weekly live draw of Mahzooz takes place every Saturday at 9pm UAE timeImage Credit: Supplied Thanks to EWINGS, managing operator of the GCC’s only weekly live draw, the popularity of Mahzooz is growing across the UAE and the world. Mahzooz means fortunate or lucky in Arabic, and it offers participants life-changing opportunities with millions … Read more

Israel’s tech sector awaits UAE investment bonanza

Israel continues to experience a boom in its tech and tech investments space. Foreign fund flows into the sector continues unabated, hitting record highs in 2020.Image Credit: Agency Dubai: UAE investors could lead the next wave of funding opportunities into Israeli tech companies, which recorded another bumper year in drawing global interest. These tech firms … Read more

Private gatherings behind spike in COVID-19 cases, Dubai Police chief says

Lt General Abdullah Khalifa Al MerriImage Credit: Supplied Dubai: Despite Dubai community members complying with precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, private gatherings and parties at homes and weddings are still the major reasons behind the recent spike in the number of positive cases, the chief of Dubai Police has observed. On Friday, … Read more

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal to tie the knot today

In a matter of few hours, Bollywood actor and heartthrob Varun Dhawan will be off the matrimonial market as he gears up to marry his long-time girlfriend and fashion designer Natasha Dalal at The Mansion House resort in Alibaug. According to a report in PTI, the two sweethearts will marry as per Hindu rituals at … Read more

London stock market facing blockbuster IPO year

The London Stock Exchange. London will enjoy a very strong year for stock market flotations, analysts say, arguing that both Brexit and coronavirus offer firms a unique opportunity to expand.Image Credit: Bloomberg London: London will enjoy a very strong year for stock market flotations, analysts say, arguing that both Brexit and coronavirus offer firms a … Read more

Watch Abu Dhabi’s largest COVID-19 vaccination centre: At least 3,000 get vaccinated here every day

Resident Joe Mer receives his first dose of the vaccine at the Vaccination Centre on Mina Rashed in Abu Dhabi.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Abu Dhabi: At one of the UAE’s largest COVID-19 vaccination centres, there is an unmistakable air of hope. The Seha Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Vaccination Centre sees 3,000 people getting vaccinated … Read more

UAE weather: Dusty conditions continue, partly cloudy skies in Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, fog to return at night and Monday morning especially in Abu Dhabi

Dusty skies conceal the beautiful Dubai skyline in the distance.Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News Dubai: It’s going to be a dusty start to the week with a slight increase in temperatures for UAE residents. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), today’s skies are looking partly cloudy to cloudy at times especially over the … Read more

Dubai: First doses of Pfizer vaccine to be rescheduled

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccineImage Credit: AFP Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Saturday announced it is working to reschedule the appointments of the first dose of the Pfizer – BioNTech vaccine. This is due to the manufacturer undertaking expansion of its vaccine production, which has affected current doses in a number of countries … Read more

Tauson wins first Fujairah International Women Tournament

Junior Australian Open champion Clara Tauson wins in FujairahImage Credit: Alaric Gomes/Gulf News Fujairah: Former junior girls Australian Open champion Clara Tauson upset top seed and pre-tournament favourite Viktorija Golubic 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 to become the champion at the inaugural Fujairah International Women Tournament on Saturday. Played at the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum … Read more

Meet the first female pilot at Sharjah Police

Nada Al Shamsi flying her A6-XRK aircraft.Image Credit: Supplied Sharjah: Nada Al Shamsi, 32, is literally aiming for the sky. A trailblazer in the true sense of term, she is Sharjah Police’s first female police pilot. Al Shamsi, said: “Emiratis are probably the luckiest citizens to be part of this great nation. Our leaders are … Read more

Sheikh Mohammed retweets Dubai journalist’s story of kindness from a Dubai Metro staff member

Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai retweeted a story of kindness on Saturday, captioning his post “A true example of a real civil servant…” The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed to Gulf News that the name of the staffer was Abdulla … Read more

UAE opens kidney dialysis centre in Somaliland

DP World has invested in Somaliland’s Berbera port. UAE and Somaliland have close ties.Image Credit: Omar Shariff/Gulf News Hargeisa: A delegation from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has opened a kidney dialysis centre in Somaliland for the benefit of more than 30 patients per day. The move comes in line with the directives … Read more

Legendary American TV and radio host Larry King dies

Larry KingImage Credit: AFP Beloved talkshow host Larry King, best known for his baritone voice and his trademark suspenders, has died, aged 87. King died on January 23 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 87. His death was announced on Twitter by his production studio, Ora Media. While no cause of death … Read more

Non-Muslim communities in UAE lauded for helping national fight against COVID-19

Residents wait for their turn at SEHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Mina Rashid in Abu Dhabi.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Abu Dhabi: The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD) recently hosted a virtual meeting with the leaders of non-Muslim places of worship and the representatives of social communities and groups in the emirate. … Read more

Watch: How to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the UAE

Dubai: The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi shared a video about the steps to take in order to get the coronavirus vaccine in the UAE. 1. Find the location: With 120 centres in Dubai alone and over 90 in Abu Dhabi, with more planned, residents can easily choose the most suitable location to get … Read more

FA CUP: Champions Arsenal crash out to Southampton – as it happened

Southampton celebrate the opener against ArsenalImage Credit: ReutersFULL-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1 ARSENAL 0 The defending FA Cup champions are out after a lacklustre performance at St Mary’s. Poor show from Arsenal who were never able to recover from that own-goal and relentless first-half pressure from Southampton. Big questions to answer for Mikel Arteta now.  SOUTHAMPTON 1 … Read more

Etisalat employees start receiving free COVID-19 vaccines

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat has rolled out its free vaccination programme, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, for all eligible employees across the UAE. The inoculation drive kicked off at Etisalat’s Abu Dhabi headquarters Building A, where a station was set up for employees to conveniently get the vaccine free of charge. The initiative is … Read more

Sharjah attracts $220m in investments and creates 1,117 new jobs in 2020

Sharjah Skyline. In 2020, Shajah attracted 24 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth $220 million (Dh808.6 million).Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Dubai: In 2020, Shajah attracted 24 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth $220 million (Dh808.6 million), as per a Wavteq study on Sharjah’s FDI annual performance. There has been a 60 per cent increase … Read more