Tag: Indian Expats

Indian expat wins 39cr jackpot in UAE

Indian expat wins 39cr jackpot in UAE

INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
KOCHI: A Keralite expat won 20 million dirhams (approximatel .. KOCHI: A Keralite expat won 20 million dirhams (approximately Rs 39 crore) in a monthly lottery in the United Arab Emirates. Abdussalam N V (28), who runs a shopping centre in Muscat won the raffle, the first draw of this year. Though the Kozhikode native won the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi draw on Sunday, he came to know about it only after a day as the organizers of the raffle could not locate him and break the news. The organizers even approached community members to reach out to Abdussalam. Later, he came to know about the win from his friend. He told a newspaper in the UAE over the phone from Muscat that he would share the prize amount with his friends who were part of drawing the ticket.  Source of content: Times Of
Stranded Indian expats in UAE to get free stay

Stranded Indian expats in UAE to get free stay

INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
Indian expats from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, who are currently stranded in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic-induced travel restrictions, are set to get free accommodation, a media report said on Friday. The expats, around 300 of them and mostly from Kerala, took an indirect route of flying via the UAE to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait since there were no direct flights from India, said the Gulf News report. According to the report, they were caught off guard with the news about flight suspensions in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, after completing a 14-day mandatory quarantine in the UAE. Dubai Markaz Centre's volunteers' wing Indian Cultural Foundation (ICF) tied up with construction firm Aasa Group to arrange the free accommodation and food. Reacting to the d...