March 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

March 27, 2017 no comments 149
Dubai: US technology giant Apple is looking to recruit new employees for its operations in the UAE, the company’s latest job listings show. As of this month, the tech giant has posted 18 positions on the careers page of its official website, with roles ranging from store manager, inventory...

March 27, 2017 no comments 142
Emaar said the acquisition would be in line with the strategy to align e-commerce with physical shopping Emaar Malls has submitted an $800 million bid to take over e-commerce giant Souq.com, the company has confirmed. In a bourse statement, Emaar Malls confirmed that it lodged the...

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Emirates, the Title Sponsor of the US$10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race, celebrated the occasion with a Chinese inspired hospitality theme, bringing to life all of the country’s best-known elements to showcase the airline’s network in China. While the world’s leading...

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The airline becomes the first to operate scheduled A380 services to Latin America and North Africa Dubai airline Emirates launched three A380 destinations on Sunday, including Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca in Morocco and Sao Paulo in Brazil. With the deployment, the airline becomes the...

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The UAE is expected to increase expenditure, primarily in areas of infrastructure and developmental enterprises, which will reflect positively on the government’s revenues, according to a report released by an international consultancy recently. In a report published by the Dubai-based...

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced that it will temporary extend its metro times on Wednesday. Mohammad Yousuf Al Mudharreb, director of operations at the RTA’s Rail Agency, said: “The operation hours of the Dubai Metro Red Line on Wednesday, March 29 will be...

March 26, 2017 no comments 150
Move by transport authority comes amid 26 fatalities in past two years Dubai's transport authority is to bring in new regulations regarding the operation of delivery motorbikes in a bid to improve safety. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the Dubai Police...

March 26, 2017 no comments 120
"We are very proud and excited to secure the rights to grow this important and valuable crop" Elite Agro, an Abu Dhabi producer and distributor of fresh vegetables and fruits, has secured a licence for the exclusive rights to cultivate the world’s best blueberry varieties in the Middle...

March 26, 2017 no comments 169
Dubai’s tourism department said numbers from both countries were up significantly Dubai has reported a 12 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors in the first two months of the year with just over 3 million tourists recorded. The emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce...

March 26, 2017 no comments 116
Heavy rainfall will persist over scattered areas Unstable weather will continue across the UAE on Sunday, the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has said. In its daily bulletin, NCMS confirmed that heavy rainfall would persist over scattered areas, with...