United Arab Emirates: News

28 May 2024

Indian Government

Indian government to enhance workers' skills for overseas job opportunities

The Indian government is planning a significant skill upgrade for its professional workforce.

23 May 2024


Smartphones emerge as India's 4th largest exported items in FY24

Smartphones have climbed the ranks to become India's fourth-largest export item, witnessing a substantial 42% growth and hitting $15.6 billion in FY24, as reported by Business Standard.

02 May 2024


Rain, thunderstorms return to UAE; several flights canceled

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is once again facing severe weather conditions, with heavy rains and thunderstorms causing significant disruption to international flights.

27 Apr 2024

Indian Government

India to export 99,500 tons of onions to 6 countries

The Indian government has approved the export of 99,500 tons of onions to six neighboring countries.

26 Apr 2024


Global warming, urbanization behind record-breaking floods in UAE, Oman: Study

The northern regions of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) experienced an unprecedented downpour from April 14 to 15, causing widespread damage to infrastructure and public life.

19 Apr 2024

United Kingdom

Dubai rain: Indian embassy in UAE issues advisory for passengers

The Indian embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday issued a travel advisory for Indian passengers in wake of the severe flooding in Dubai, following heavy rain this week.

18 Apr 2024


Dubai floods: Flight disruption continues; remote working extended till tomorrow

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently managing the fallout from its heaviest rainfall since 1949—that led to widespread disruption in Dubai.

17 Apr 2024


Explained: Is artificial rain behind Dubai flood? 

In an unusual occurrence, Dubai, a city typically characterized by its arid climate and soaring temperatures, was hit by heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

17 Apr 2024


UAE: Dubai airport flooded, flights diverted after heavy rain

The sudden and heavy rain across several parts of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, brought with itself widespread flooding—severely impacting transportation and other services in the country.

16 Apr 2024


Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in UAE's AI company G42

Microsoft has announced a substantial investment of $1.5 billion in G42, the leading artificial intelligence company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

16 Apr 2024


India greenlights onion export to Sri Lanka and UAE

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has announced that India has approved the export of 10,000 tons of onions to Sri Lanka.

Report claims Indian government ordered killings in Pakistan; Centre responds 

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has categorically denied allegations of its involvement in targeted assassinations in Pakistan.

PhonePe users can now pay using UPI in UAE

PhonePe, a prominent digital payment platform, has extended its services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

25 Mar 2024

Malayalam Movies

'The Goat Life': Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer's Gulf release postponed

The highly anticipated survival drama, The Goat Life (titled Aadujeevitham in Malayalam), starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, is set to be released on Thursday.

11 Mar 2024

Burj Khalifa

Dubai's desert metropolis: A city of wonders

Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its impressive skyline, opulent shopping experiences, and vast desert surroundings.

29 Feb 2024

Travel And Tourism

6 most fun airports for a long layover

Long layovers are often seen as an unavoidable inconvenience in air travel.

15 Feb 2024


Bharat Mart: All about India's mega project in UAE

India is planning to establish its own warehousing facility Bharat Mart in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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.

13 Feb 2024

Sam Altman

UAE can become world's AI regulatory sandbox: Sam Altman

OpenAI's Sam Altman has suggested that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could become the world's "regulatory sandbox" for experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

12 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to visit Qatar after Indian Navy veterans' release

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Qatar on Wednesday (February 14) after concluding his two-day United Arab Emirates (UAE) visit.

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.

10 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

India to become developed nation in 25 years: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India will become a developed nation in the next 25 years.

31 Dec 2023

Indian Army

India, UAE announce joint military exercise 'Desert Cyclone 2024'

The first edition of the joint military exercise "Desert Cyclone 2024" will kick off on Tuesday (January 2), marking a significant milestone in the strategic collaboration between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India.

29 Dec 2023


Why Pakistan has banned all New Year celebrations

Pakistan has decided to ban all New Year celebrations, urging citizens to "observe simplicity" to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

26 Dec 2023


27 passengers on France-grounded plane seek asylum: What it means

A Romanian charter plane heading for Nicaragua with 303 passengers—mostly Indians—remained grounded in France for four days over suspected human trafficking.

26 Dec 2023


Flight with 300 Indians, grounded in France, lands in Mumbai

A charter plane carrying 276 passengers, mostly Indians, which was grounded in France over suspicions of human trafficking, landed in Mumbai early on Tuesday, PTI reported. Twenty-seven others stayed back.

25 Dec 2023


Flight grounded with 300 Indians allowed to leave France

French prosecutors on Sunday (local time) allowed the grounded charter flight carrying over 300 people, mostly Indians, to leave France after questioning the passengers for two days.

23 Dec 2023


France grounds plane carrying 303 Indians over 'human trafficking' suspicions

France grounded a Nicaragua-bound charter flight carrying as many as 303 Indian passengers on Friday over suspected human trafficking.

13 Dec 2023


Mahadev betting scam: Prime accused Ravi Uppal arrested in Dubai

Ravi Uppal, one of the two owners of the Mahadev Book online betting app, was reportedly arrested in Dubai last week following a Red Corner notice from the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

11 Dec 2023


India's crude oil imports from UAE surge: Here's why

India has experienced a significant surge in crude oil imports from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

01 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

What's green credits, climate financing on PM Modi's COP28 agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a grand welcome as he touched down in Dubai on Friday to participate in the World Climate Action Summit at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly called COP28.

23 Nov 2023


India's crude oil imports touched 4-month high this October

India experienced a 5.9% increase in crude oil imports in October, totaling 18.53 million metric tons, as reported by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC).

18 Nov 2023


UAE: Thunderstorm, heavy rainfall flood Dubai roads

The streets of Dubai were waterlogged as heavy rain and thunderstorms battered several parts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since Thursday, per reports.

14 Nov 2023


UAE may host the world's first flying car race

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to host the first-ever flying car race in the world, as electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, or "flying cars," continue to advance.

02 Nov 2023


UAE considering investment worth $50 billion in India

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is contemplating an investment of up to $50 billion in India, as part of a larger strategy to capitalize on the world's fastest-growing major economy.

28 Oct 2023


India has 'limited options' against Qatar executing 8 ex-Navy officers 

India reportedly has "limited options" in its efforts to commute the death sentences of eight former Indian Navy officers convicted in Qatar, as the exact nature of their charges remains uncertain.

09 Oct 2023

Justin Trudeau

Nijjar row: Trudeau discusses India-Canada issue with UAE president

In an interesting development, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed discussing the ongoing India-Canada diplomatic row with United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday.

29 Sep 2023


A guide to what vegetarians can eat in UAE

The cuisines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are diverse as they draw culinary inspiration and influence from various neighboring countries.

23 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

Amazing things you will only see in Dubai

Dubai is a melting pot of culture, architecture, luxury, and all manmade haven.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

G20 Summit: PM Modi speaks with 'Bharat' placard in front

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday welcomed G20 leaders upon their arrival at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

02 Sep 2023

Joe Biden

G20 Summit: Modi-Biden bilateral meeting on Friday, says White House

United States (US) President Joe Biden is set to travel to India next week for the G20 Summit, where he will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next Friday, the White House said on Saturday.

28 Aug 2023


Global outrage as Taliban bars female students from studying abroad 

Days after the Taliban government in Afghanistan allegedly stopped scores of female students from leaving the country to study in Dubai, global rights organizations and activists have expressed dismay over the move.

22 Aug 2023


Why 40+ countries want to join BRICS

BRICS—a coalition of large emerging economies comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—reportedly aims to expand nearly 22 years after its inception.

RBI pushes for local currency in India-UAE trade

The Reserve Bank of India is encouraging local banks to settle trade transactions between the UAE and India using the Dirham (AED) or Indian Rupee (INR).

19 Aug 2023

Sidhu Moose Wala

Moose Wala's murder planned in UP, Pakistani weapons used: Report

The murder plan of Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, who was killed last year, was allegedly hatched in Uttar Pradesh by the dreaded Bishnoi gang led by jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, reported NDTV.

New Zealand beat UAE in 1st T20I; Southee takes fifer

New Zealand beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the 1st T20I at the Dubai International Stadium on August 17.

First-ever T20I between New Zealand and UAE: Match preview

New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to lock horns in the three-match T20I series, starting August 17.

15 Aug 2023


How oil settlement in local currencies will improve India-UAE trade

In a significant development, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) completed the first-ever crude oil transaction under the newly implemented Local Currency Settlement (LCS) system.

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).

After France and UAE, Indonesia plans UPI deal with India

India's flagship instant payment system, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), will likely be used in Indonesia as the two countries are looking for a deal for bilateral trade in domestic currency, real-time card recognition, and digital payments, The Times of India reported.

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.

CWC Qualifiers: Wanindu Hasaranga claims his best ODI bowling figures

Sri Lanka's main man Wanindu Hasaranga delivered a fantastic bowling performance against the UAE in their opening fixture of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers at the Queen Sports Club in Bulawayo.

15 Jun 2023


Trans flag: 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' banned in Gulf countries 

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has emerged to become one of the biggest money spinners of 2023. The film received rave reviews from critics and viewers.

Pakistan: IMF's bailout package stalled amid debt, unmet loan conditions 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly likely to hold up the already agreed bailout package for cash-strapped Pakistan.

Low-skilled Indians see 500% income gain in US: Report

Low-skilled Indians, who migrated to the United States (US), tend to see a 500% increase in their income, a recent study by the World Development Report found.

19 Apr 2023

S Jaishankar

Saudi, UAE assure support for Indian citizens' safety in Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have assured their support for the safety and security of Indians in violence-torn Sudan following discussions between External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his counterparts, India Today reported.

18 Apr 2023

Antonio Guterres

Sudan: 185 killed in army-paramilitary clashes, UN appeals for ceasefire

The death toll from three days of severe battle between the regular army and paramilitaries in Sudan has risen to at least 185, with more than 1,800 injured, according to the United Nations Special Representative for Sudan Volker Perthes.

16 Mar 2023

Nepal Cricket Team

UAE's Asif Khan slams fourth-fastest century in men's ODIs: Stats

UAE batter Asif Khan wreaked havoc in the Cricket World Cup League 2 match against Nepal in Kirtipur on March 16.

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.

24 Nov 2022


UAE bans entry of passengers with single name on passport

In a surprising decision, authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have said that people with a single name written on their passports are not allowed in the country.

17 Sep 2022


China, UAE to join hands on moon rover missions

China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to join hands to help further the latter's space ambitions.

08 Sep 2022


5 unique hotels in Dubai that you must visit

Known for its modern Arabic architecture, stunning indoor ski slopes, mammoth aquariums, and the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa, Dubai is among the top tourist destinations around the world.

19 Aug 2022

Asia Cup

Asia Cup 2022 Qualifiers: All you need to know

The 2022 Asia Cup qualifier tournament is set to begin on August 20 with the clash between Singapore and Hong Kong.

India's 1st monkeypox death? Deceased man tested positive in UAE

A 22-year-old man, who died in Kerala's Thrissur on Saturday, tested positive for monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates before traveling to India, said Kerala Health Minister Veena George.

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak 'global public health emergency': Details here

Sounding the highest level of alarm that it can on the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared it a global public health emergency.

22 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to visit Germany, UAE next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) beginning Sunday.

15 Jun 2022


UAE to suspend exports of Indian wheat for four months

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the temporary suspension of exports and re-exports of wheat and wheat flour originating from India, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday.

10 Jun 2022

Benazir Bhutto

Pervez Musharraf critical in UAE, organs failed beyond recovery: Family

Pakistan's former military ruler General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf is critically ill at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and his recovery seems impossible, said his family.

04 Jun 2022

Nepal Cricket Team

Under-19 cricket: Nepal bowled out for eight runs by UAE

Cricket is certainly a game of uncertainties! Time and again, the sport has produced some bizarre moments.

13 May 2022

Abu Dhabi

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.