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Omar Al-Harthi is a Zayed University graduate who joined the Independent.ae team as a Journalist, covering the UAE desk. He has previously written for his student newspaper and was, amongst his faculty, highly regarded as one of the brightest Emirati talents on campus.

ADEC announces holidays for next academic school year

The dates of holidays and commencement for the upcoming school year have been announced for schools in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)...

Abu Dhabi will help fund anti-poverty projects

Anti-poverty projects worth US$243 million (Dh892.5m) have been approved by a fund whose members include the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. The projects were approved...

British serial child rapist arrested in UAE

The British ambassador to the UAE has thanked the country’s authorities for their support after a serial child rapist from the UK was extradited...

Weather-on-Demand: UAE Cloud-seeding technique wins provisional US patent

A cloud-seeding technique developed in the UAE has received a provisional patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The process involved coating a pure...

UAE: Keeping wild animals as pets banned

The new law forbids dealing in and ownership of all types of wild, domesticated and dangerous animals. The private ownership of wild animals has been...

‘Media organisations should nurture and empower young talents’

Media should live up to standards of achievements, rise to challenge, says Abu Dhabi Crown Prince The UAE leadership is looking forward to a national...

UAE: Six students among world’s highest achievers in Cambridge IGCSE, AS...

Six students from schools in the UAE achieved the highest marks in the world for the 2016 IGCSE and AS Level exams held by...

UAE: Public holiday confirmed to mark Prophet’s birthday

December 11 will mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) The UAE public sector will have a holiday on Sunday, December 11, 2016, to celebrate...

Dubai Police Chief General Al Mazeina passes away

Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lieutenant General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, passed away on Thursday night. He died at Rashid Hospital after he was rushed there following...

No Case: British tourist who alleged to have been raped has...

A British woman, who was charged with having extra-marital sex in Dubai after reporting she was raped, has had all charges against her dropped. In...

UAE announced National Day and Commemoration Day holidays for public and...

Public and private sector employees have been given a three-day weekend to mark the UAE National Day and Commemoration Day. The Federal Authority for Government...

Dubai resident to attempt new world record by writing 1000 songs...

A Dubai-based singer plans to write 1000 songs in 1000 days to set a new world record. Swapna Abraham, an established musician with over 24...