Event pays tribute to elderly Emiratis
Ali Al Abduli, left, manager of the Fujairah Welfare Association, with Abdullah Al Ali, a fisherman. Courtesy Fujairah Welfare Association FUJAIRAH // Fond memories of close-knit families and a lifetime of hard work to eke out a living in the harsh natural environment of the Northern Emirates came flooding back to a group of elderly Emiratis on Tuesday. About 50 senior citizens from Fujairah, ...read more
Date : 2017/02/22
UAE Helping Hands: Father of triplets faced with huge hospital bill after babies’ ICU stay
The triplets, from left, Adam, Ivan and Yousif. Victor Besa for The National ABU DHABI // A father’s joy at the birth of his triplet sons has been overshadowed by a Dh116,000 hospital bill. Ivan, Adam and Yousif were born prematurely and had to spend more than two weeks in intensive care. "Throughout the pregnancy my wife and I were worried about how we would pay the hospital bills and ...read more
Date : 2017/02/12
Innovation, happiness among featured topics at World Government Summit in Dubai
DUBAI // Innovation, climate change, happiness and education are some of the topics being discussed during the three-day World Government Summit (WGS) starting on Sunday at Madinat Jumeirah. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid will lead a question-and-answer session on the revival of development in the Arab World. The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, who will take questions through social media, will ...read more
Date : 2017/02/11
Insurers should cover weight-loss surgery, UAE doctors say
Dr Maria LoTempio, a US plastic surgeon at Dubai’s American British Surgical and Medical Centre. Reem Mohammed / The National DUBAI // Millions of dirhams could be cut from healthcare costs if weight-loss surgery and follow-up cosmetic procedures were covered by health insurance, doctors say. They say the operations can cut the risk of diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. But insurers will ...read more
Date : 2017/02/09
Flipping the switch on the first Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip
Four Tesla Model S cars, a Renault Zoe, far left, and a Tesla Model X, with its falcon-wing doors open, centre, on the Emirates EVRT, near Jebel Jais. Courtesy James Wight / Global EVRT In the land of four-wheel drives and supercars, the petrol engine is king. But it doesn’t have to be that way, say the region’s small but growing community of electric-vehicle (EV) owners. Mohamed Alfahhad, ...read more
Date : 2017/02/08
You can sponsor a stranger’s coffee in this cafe
‘Suspended coffee’ is being offered at Blends and Brews at Rashid Hospital to benefit people who can’t afford a cup Dubai: In a small coffee shop tucked in Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre, customers have not only been paying for their brew, they’re also sponsoring another cup for strangers to enjoy. Blends and Brews’ Coffee on the Wall has given paying customers an avenue to do an act of ...read more
Date : 2017/02/07
Unforgettable journey to UAE’s snowy mountain
News of snowfall on Jebel Jais mountain prompts curious trekkers to witness hail and snow Dubai: Working for more than a decade as a photojournalist, I’ve encountered many daunting situations. But what I experienced at Jebel Jais on Friday easily ranks among one of the most demanding assignments in my career. I enjoy adventurous outdoor photoshoots: desert safaris, yearly flash floods in the ...read more
Date : 2017/02/06
Madiyah Al Sharqi on E-Commerce and a New Direction
Grounded with sylphlike silhouettes in the form of delicate fabrics and embellished beadwork, Madiyah Al Sharqi is embarking on a new direction for her eponymous brand and dipping her toes into e-commerce. Currently in the midst of finishing up samplings for Fall 2017 in her Fujairah studio, the Emirati princess (she is the daughter of the ruler of Fujairah, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al ...read more
Date : 2017/02/01
Former Indian expats share fond memories of the UAE
ABU DHABI; In the wake of the new era of strengthened relations between the UAE and India, three long-term Indian residents share what they most love about their second home, and their amazing journeys to success. When Abu Niyaz arrived on the shores of Khor Fakkan in 1970, after an eight-day journey from India in a fishing boat with as many as 44 others, he said that when they ran out of food ...read more
Date : 2017/01/29
Travel news: Fujairah gets Fairmont hotel and more
The new Fairmont in Fujairah. Courtesy Fairmont Fujairah gets Fairmont hotel Fairmont, which already has hotels in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ajman, has opened a fifth property in Fujairah. The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort has 180 rooms, a private marina and five bars and restaurants. A Willow Stream Spa will open next month. There is an opening special, offering rooms from Dh768 per night ...read more
Date : 2017/01/27
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