Middle East

Illegal expat workers back on Jeddah streets

Jeddah, Jan 15: Jeddawis noted illegal expatriates disappeared from the streets during the first weeks that followed the end of the amnesty period to avoid being deported, but now with the crackdown campaigns receding they are back at...

How Dubai fireworks on New Year’s eve entered record books

Dubai, Jan 14: Dubai fired 479,651 shells of fireworks on New Year’s eve, dazzling its way into the record books.

Not only did Dubai succeed in breaking the world record in the world’s “Largest Fireworks...

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New road signs planned for Dubai Tram launch

Dubai, Jan 13: New traffic signs will be introduced on Dubai roads soon as the Roads and Transport Authority prepares for the launch of the Dubai Tram later this year.

Most of the new road...

UAE carriers rated among the world’s top 4 safest in a survey of 448 airlines

Abu Dhabi, Jan 12: The UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways have been rated among the top four airlines in the world in terms of safety and offering in-flight products in a survey conducted among 448 airlines....

Showcasing flavours of India at Global Village

Dubai, Jan 11: Of the many country pavilions in the Global Village, the India Pavilion stands out in terms of size and variety. It is the largest pavilion at the village. Spread across an area of...

Labor raids ensue in Jeddah

Jeddah, Jan 10: Inspection teams from the Labor Ministry have been actively conducting raids on retail market areas in Jeddah to check the status of employees who are working inside shops located in popular market areas....

Heavy rains expected in many parts of Saudi from Thursday

Jeddah, Jan 9: The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) announced on Wednesday that there would be medium to heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and winds over Al-Jouf, the Northern Border Province and parts of Tabuk...

Cashing in on Umrah: Airfare increased 150%

Jeddah, Jan 9: Airfares from India to Jeddah have increased by as much as 150 percent ahead of the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on Jan. 14.

According...

Flood-hit Jubail residents seek help from big firms

Jubail, Jan 8: Jubail residents have called on major companies in the region to help clean up and rebuild parts of the city hit by severe floods on Monday.

They accused certain private industrial...

120 flights canceled after Madinah crash-landing

Jeddah, Jan 8: Civil Aviation authorities cancelled 120 domestic and international flights to and from Prince Mohammed Airport in Madinah following the crash-landing of a leased Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) aircraft on Sunday.

Many...