February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) on Tuesday reported a 10 percent rise in 2016 net profit to 2.1 billion dirhams ($572 million) despite a fall in revenue. "This is a result of our focus on cost management, operational efficiencies, continuous improvement of our technology, and...

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UAE developer Meraas held an exclusive preview of its stunning new residences at Bluewaters, a vibrant cosmopolitan island that will also be home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel. More than 300 special guests who attended the event held on the newly-built bridge that...

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Warning: Wearthermen see more foggy days across the UAE Dubai: The storms that hit the UAE this month has certainly broken records, as authorities recorded the highest waves in the last 10 years. Although official at the municipality’s environment department did not reveal any...

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Safety certification process underway, hoping to complete by July, says RTA chief Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Monday it will not commence commercial service of driverless flying taxis until it gets a safety certification. Earlier this month, the RTA in...

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The crew tried to give him first aid but could not revive him. Air Arabia flight G9824 to Peshawar was forced to make an emergency landing at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport this morning after taking off from the same airport at 5 am because a Pakistani passenger suffered a heart...

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Ten cloud-seeding operations have been carried out in the last three days. More than 50 cloud-seeding operations in less than two months are the reason behind the extraordinary rainfall you've been seeing of late, according to a UAE meteorologist. Dr. Ahmed Habeeb, a meteorologist and...

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UAE-based Ellington Properties, a boutique property development company, has launched Belgravia 2 in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), an upcoming district in Dubai increasingly popular as a residential destination of choice. This follows the success of Belgravia 1, which recorded sell-out...

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Dubai will focus on seven modes of transportation, including rapid transport, water taxis, aerial taxis and shuttle buses. In line with Dubai's vision to become one of the smartest cities in the world, the Roads and Transportation announced the creation of an international competition on...

February 27, 2017 no comments 76
Dubai: Dubai's new smart transport roadmap that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched on Monday will accelerate the city's efforts in adopting autonomous technologies in the transport sector. The five-year strategy ending in 2021, will see the implementation of 34 projects...

February 27, 2017 no comments 88
Dubai-based airline hits back over claims it breached laws by not paying compensation to passengers who experience a delay Emirates has accused the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of acting unprofessionally over claims it breached laws by not paying compensation to passengers who...

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