Gulf Times - Dubai
South Africa's Zuma denies owning ‘palace’ in Dubai

South Africa's Zuma denies owning ‘palace’ in Dubai

South African President Jacob Zuma has denied owning a ‘palace’ in the United Arab Emirates, his office said on Sunday, after local media reported that an influential family bought him a home in the wealthy Gulf state.

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

After bringing in Lamborghinis and Ferraris to patrol roads, Dubai police have enrolled a robotic officer, the first in a unit that aims to make up a quarter of the force by 2030.

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

A senior official of a major retailing group, having presence across the GCC region, has denounced the ongoing campaign in WhatsApp about 'the high presence of plastic' in a popular Indian brand of rice.

Trump's son back in Dubai for business, speech

Trump's son back in Dubai for business, speech

Three months after the US president's son Donald Trump Jr. opened a golf course in Dubai, he was back in the Gulf emirate this week to talk business and to address university graduates.

Expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum airport delayed to 2018

Expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum airport delayed to 2018

An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday.

Dubai plans $1.7bn tourist project on artificial islands

Dubai plans $1.7bn tourist project on artificial islands

Dubai plans to develop a 6.3 billion dirham ($1.7bn) tourist resort on two man-made islands it will build either side of the Burj Al Arab, its luxury sail-shaped hotel.

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of ‘Dubai Font’, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.

flydubai to increase flights to Russia after UAE visa changes

flydubai to increase flights to Russia after UAE visa changes

State-owned budget airline flydubai will increase capacity to Russia by up to 50% from September partly in response to a new visa system for Russian citizens travelling to the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Aerospace to buy aircraft leasing firm AWAS

Dubai Aerospace to buy aircraft leasing firm AWAS

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd (DAE) announced a takeover of Dublin-based aircraft lessor AWAS on Monday, adding more than 200 planes to its fleet.

Dubai plans to end paper use by 2021

Dubai plans to end paper use by 2021

Dubai plans to end the use of paper in government by the year 2021, a senior official said on Sunday. Regional business hub Dubai would aim to issue the last printed government document in that year,

Siemens to set up global logistics headquarters in Dubai

Siemens to set up global logistics headquarters in Dubai

German engineering group Siemens AG, will set up its global headquarters for airports, cargo and ports logistics in Dubai, the company said on Wednesday.

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members

Somali pirates have seized an Indian vessel carrying 11 crew members, the ship's owner said on Monday, the third such hijacking in less than a month as piracy resurges in the country.