PODCAST: UAE in a minute for January 1, 2018
Making today's headlines: VAT, students stufying in the US and the Year of Zayed
VAT came into effect across the country at 7am today. Staff at supermarkets were seen hastily changing prices to include the 5 per cent added charge just as the deadline passed.
> story coming soon, but find out how VAT will affect you here: How VAT in the UAE will affect you
In education, the number of students from the Middle East studying in a college or university in the United States dropped by 8.4 per cent, according to the latest data from the Institute of International Education (IIE).
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And finally, today is also the first day of the Year of Zayed.
Updated: January 1, 2018 01:27 PM