Making today's headlines: VAT, students stufying in the US and the Year of Zayed
PODCAST: UAE in a minute for January 1, 2018
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.
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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.