Abu Dhabi: News

14 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

PM to inaugurate UAE's BAPS temple: Its special features, architecture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates —Abu Dhabi's BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir—on Wednesday.

13 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi holds bilateral talks with UAE president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, marking his seventh trip to the Gulf nation.

19 Jan 2024


World's wealthiest family amasses a staggering $305 billion!

The Al Nahyan royal family of Abu Dhabi boasts an astounding net worth of $305 billion (Rs. 25 lakh crore), making them the wealthiest family globally.

04 Oct 2023

Gautam Adani

 IHC increases stake in Adani Enterprises to over 5%

Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC) has increased its shareholding in billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship company, Adani Enterprises Ltd., to over 5%.

UAE reports new MERS case: Know causes, symptoms, precautions

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said a man in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

16 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi signs India-UAE trade pact, MoU to establish IIT-Delhi campus 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he met its ruler and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and signed crucial agreements.

15 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to meet UAE president today, hold bilateral discussions

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday on an official visit, where he will meet the ruler of Abu Dhabi and UAE President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

12 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to cover India-France-UAE triad with visit to Abu Dhabi

After interacting with top CEOs and thought leaders in Paris on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly make a stop-over in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while returning to India, thus covering the triad.

03 Feb 2023

Air India Express

Air India Express flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A Kozhikode-bound Air India Express flight returned to Abu Dhabi airport shortly after take-off as flames were detected in one of the engines, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

31 Jan 2023

Vistara Airlines

'Drunk' woman creates mid-air ruckus on Vistara's Abu Dhabi-Mumbai flight

Even as Indian airlines continue to be under the cosh over incidents involving unruly passengers creating ruckus onboard flights, a fresh incident on a Vistara flight has left people shocked.

17 Jan 2023


Delhi: Man dupes 5-star hotel posing as UAE royal staff

A man reportedly stayed at Delhi's five-star Leela Palace Hotel by posing as an employee of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for nearly four months and slipped out without paying bills worth over Rs. 23 lakh.

05 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

Abu Dhabi calling? Bring home these 5 souvenirs

Abu Dhabi is famous for a lot of attractions.

03 Jun 2022

Salman Khan

IIFA 2022: Know all about venue, timing, where to watch

The prestigious International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) are back!

03 Jun 2022

Sushant Singh Rajput

Rhea Chakraborty not attending IIFA due to lookout notice

Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty was to travel to Abu Dhabi to attend the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2022 from June 2-5.

13 May 2022

United Arab Emirates

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passes away at 73

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died aged 73 on Friday, reported Emirati state news agency WAM.

01 Feb 2021

Formula 1

Pierre Gasly becomes sixth F1 driver to contract COVID-19

AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly, on Monday, announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

24 Jan 2021

Mohammed Bin Salman

Italian Police seize 500-year-old stolen Leonardo Da Vinci painting

Imagine spotting a shady looking artwork that appears to be that of Leonardo Da Vinci's, which turns out to really be one, and that too at a place where it isn't supposed to be.

12 Jan 2021

Formula 1

Formula 1: Australian and Chinese Grands Prix postponed

The Formula 1 2021 season will have a delayed start after the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix were postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions.

07 Jul 2020


#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

The customs officials at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport seized 30kgs of gold worth Rs. 15 crore during an operation on Sunday.

05 Jun 2020

Reliance Industries

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

22 May 2020


Actor Mouni Roy stranded in UAE for two months

Many people around the world are facing an unprecedented predicament due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown.

09 May 2020


Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

Two Indians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.

08 May 2020


Operation to bring Indians home starts; flights land in Kerala

The biggest evacuation operation to help Indians stuck abroad kicked-off with the arrival of two flights in Kerala on Thursday.

10 Dec 2019


Ducati Panigale V4 R superbike joins Abu Dhabi Police fleet

In a major move, Abu Dhabi Police has added eight units of the Ducati Panigale V4 R, one of the world's most powerful motorcycles, to its exotic fleet of patrol vehicles.

02 Dec 2019


5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

Given the way gadgets are priced these days, one can't buy a lot of high-tech devices in a Rs. 1 lakh budget.

24 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor

PM Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE as part of a three-nation tour, was honored with the Gulf nation's highest civilian award on Saturday.

11 Apr 2019


Indian student in Abu-Dhabi invents robots for cleaner, greener environment

An Indian student, studying in Grade-5 in Abu Dhabi, has developed robots to protect marine life and also minimize human labor on farms, an innovation he hopes would be implemented on a bigger scale in the UAE, according to a report.

21 Mar 2019


#FinancialBytes: 5 credit cards which offer unique benefits

These days it's common for credit cards to offer benefits like monetary rewards on grocery purchases, online shopping, movie ticket booking, etc.

10 Feb 2019


Hindi becomes third official court language in Abu Dhabi

In a landmark decision, Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice.

08 Jan 2019

Saudi Arabia

Indian, who went missing, held for entering Saudi without documents

A UAE-based Indian man has been jailed in Saudi Arabia for entering the kingdom without proper documents, a media report said today.

12 Nov 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Minister calls for 1mn bpd global oil output cut

Following a drop in crude prices, oil producing countries should cut output by one million barrels per day (bpd) to re-balance the market, Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih told at an energy conference in Abu Dhabi today.

24 Oct 2018


Woman delivers baby mid-air on Etihad-flight, aircraft diverted to Mumbai

An Etihad flight, bound for Jakarta from Abu Dhabi was diverted to Mumbai this morning after a passenger delivered a baby mid-air.

26 Aug 2018


Kerala floods: The man behind the UAE aid controversy

The past few days have seen considerable debate over the acceptance of a supposed Rs. 700cr aid package from UAE.

16 Aug 2018


UAE based father-son duo on India trip create world record

An Abu Dhabi-based man and his five-year-old son on an India tour have set a Guinness world record for visiting the maximum number of UNESCO world heritage sites in less than 12 hours using public transport.

06 Aug 2018


Bengaluru-airport handles 33% more passengers in Q1 at over 8mn

The Bengaluru international airport has clocked around 33% growth in passenger traffic in the June quarter at over eight million, the airport operator said today.

03 Aug 2018


UAE: Another Indian man wins whopping Rs. 18.66cr jackpot

Indians continue to enjoy good luck at the UAE's popular raffle draw as a Keralite hit the jackpot by winning an eye-popping 10 million AED (Rs. 18.66cr) today.

01 Aug 2018


Kerala man missing for two months in UAE found dead

The body of an Indian man working in the UAE has been recovered from the sea by the Abu Dhabi police, two months after he went missing.

24 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

Abu Dhabi likely to get its first Hindu-temple by 2020

Abu Dhabi is likely to get its first Hindu temple by 2020, and a legal entity (named Mandir Ltd) has been registered with the local government for its construction.

17 Jul 2018


UAE: Indian man working with a bank found dead

An Indian man working with a bank in UAE has been found dead, a week after he went missing, Khaleej Times reported.

14 Jul 2018


Indian restaurant in Abu Dhabi shut for violating hygiene conditions

An Indian restaurant has been closed down by authorities in the UAE for violating the mandatory hygiene conditions.

13 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Reports: Nawaz Sharif and his daughter to be arrested today

A week after former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption, now, both Nawaz and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, are reportedly set to be arrested today at the Abu Dhabi airport in the UAE.

04 Jul 2018


UAE: Indian hits jackpot; wins 7 million Dirhams in ruffle-draw

An Indian man has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping 7 million Dirhams (nearly Rs. 13.1 crore) in a monthly raffle in the UAE, hours before he was set to leave the country for good.

03 Jul 2018


To meet water-demands, UAE eyeing to tow icebergs from Antarctica

The threat posed by depletion of water resources is real. While conserving water and harvesting rain-water are suggested to evade a crisis, a firm in UAE has set on an astounding path.

03 Jul 2018

North Korea

Pompeo postpones '2+2 dialogue' with India to visit N-Korea this-week

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week abruptly announced the postponing of the July 6 "2+2 dialogue" with India, will be traveling to Pyongyang this week.

23 Jun 2018


UAE: Indian expatriate receives Rs. 37L as compensation following accident

An Indian expatriate, who lost both his hands and legs to an infection caused after an accident during work in the UAE, has received 202,000 Dirhams ($54,994) as compensation from his employer after the intervention of the Indian Mission in Abu Dhabi.

03 Jun 2018


Indian in UAE hits jackpot; wins Rs. 18cr in lottery

An Indian in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping 10 million Dirham (Rs. 18.22 crore) in a raffle in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky Indian winners.

22 May 2018

Sunil Grover

Tabu joins Salman and Priyanka in period drama 'Bharat'

Tabu is all set to join the growing cast of Salman Khan-led 'Bharat.'

15 May 2018

Dharmendra Pradhan

Abu Dhabi: First crude oil cargo shipped to India's ISPRL

The first consignment of 2 million barrels of crude oil from the UAE for India's strategic petroleum reserve at Mangalore is en route to India and will help it deal with supply-side disruptions, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

20 Apr 2018


RBI approves overseas offices for Yes Bank in London, Singapore

Mid-size private sector lender Yes Bank today said it has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India to have presence in London and Singapore to support the diaspora business and also international trade.

18 Apr 2018


1993 Mumbai blasts death row convict Tahir Merchant dead

Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case who was sentenced to death, died at a hospital in Pune early on Wednesday, a police official said.

15 Apr 2018

Andhra Pradesh

UAE-based business group seeks Rs. 10,000cr investment in Andhra Pradesh

The UAE-based Business Leaders Forum (BLF) has sought investments of up to Rs. 10,000cr in Andhra Pradesh with the partnership of the state government to spur growth in avenues such as food park, medical city, large infrastructure project.

07 Apr 2018


Indian driver wins Rs. 21 crore lottery in Abu Dhabi

An Indian driver in Dubai has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping Dirham 12mn (approximately Rs. 21cr) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi.

04 Apr 2018

Saif Ali Khan

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan's co-accused actors leave for Jodhpur

Ahead of the verdict on Superstar Salman Khan's blackbuck poaching case by a Jodhpur court, Bollywood actors Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu left for the Rajasthan city from Mumbai on Wednesday morning.

17 Mar 2018

Mumbai Police

Woman claiming Salman as her husband breaks into his apartment

Salman Khan enjoys a massive female fan following and women are ready to go to any extent for the attention of the superstar.

11 Feb 2018


Modi will leave for Oman today, after completing UAE visit

After his historic visit to Palestine, PM Modi arrived in the UAE on Saturday on a two-day visit as part of his four-nation tour.

03 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT; not tax free anymore

In the new year, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become the first nations in the Gulf region to introduce value-added tax (VAT).

25 Sep 2017


Eman Ahmed: Former world's heaviest woman dies in Abu Dhabi

Only a week after her 37th birthday, Egypt's Eman Ahmed, the world's former heaviest woman who once weighed 500kg, passed away this morning at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

10 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia suspends talks with Qatar over protocol row

Saudi Arabia has suspended dialogue with Qatar, shortly after a phone call between Qatar's emir and the Saudi crown prince.

05 Sep 2017


AI flight veers off runway at Kochi airport, no casualties

A major accident was averted when an Air India flight from Abu Dhabi landed at the Kochi Airport this morning around 2:40am and veered off the runway.

20 Aug 2017

Saudi Arabia

Leaked emails: UAE envoy calls Saudi leadership "f&*%ing coo coo"

In several now-leaked emails, UAE's envoy to the US Yousef Otaiba has called Saudi Arabia's leadership "f%$&ing coo coo".

28 Jun 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia unrelenting on harsh demands against Qatar

Saudi Arabia remained adamant that its demands on Qatar were non-negotiable, as the US and Kuwait mediated talks between the various parties in ongoing Qatar crisis in Washington, DC.

23 May 2017


Abu Dhabi plays host to two day Start-up India summit

The two-day Start-up India summit, organized by the Indian Embassy in Dubai and the Consul General of India, Abu Dhabi, in partnership with iSPIRIT, a Dubai based nonprofit think tank commenced in Abu Dhabi today.

20 May 2017


Libyan militia attacks rival faction-controlled airbase, kills 141 people

At least 141 people were killed in an attack on airbase in south Libya.

Abu Dhabi: $125 billion sovereign fund takes shape

Abu Dhabi is close to getting the 14th largest global fund with an approximate assets worth of $125 billion.

11 Feb 2017

Air India

Air India Express eyes tie-ups to manage revenue losses

Low-cost carrier Air India Express (AIE) is looking for code-sharing agreements with other airlines for routes in South East Asia, following the loss of revenue from West Asia.

15 Nov 2016

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi looks to attract Indian investors with tax incentives

UAE's capital city of Abu Dhabi is eyeing Indian businesses as potential investors and offering the investors tax incentives such as zero tax for 50 years and full ownership.