July 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

July 31, 2017 no comments 110
More than eight in 10 respondents (84.7 per cent) to a survey in the Mena region claimed that they were able to find many internship opportunities using online job sites. From the companies’ perspective, more than four out of five (86.9 per cent) respondents claimed that their companies “always...

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub for the $7.4 trillion Middle East, Africa and South Asia (Measa) region, has announced that in the first half of 2017 it has grown 6.2 per cent to 1,750 incorporated companies. Of those registered companies, the number of...

July 31, 2017 no comments 102
The total value of 481 active transport projects in the UAE exceeded Dh321.49 billion ($87.6 billion) in the first half of 2017, according to a report. Of these, 364 projects with a combined value of $36.5 billion are road projects while 39 projects with a value of $33.9 billion are rail...

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The Big 5 Solar event, scheduled to be held in Dubai, UAE, in November, will shed light on the future of solar energy in the UAE and the region and the need for new regulations for building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). The event, from November 26 to 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will...

July 31, 2017 no comments 113
Carry.delivery, the UAE’s on-demand-delivery service for individuals and businesses, is now available to deliver anything to anywhere in the emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Customers can save their time spent and transportation costs by handing over their delivery errands to Carry as...

July 31, 2017 no comments 105
A record total of 8.06 million international overnight tourists arrived in Dubai during the first six months of 2017, reflecting a stellar 10.6 per cent increase over the same period last year. Figures released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) affirm the...

July 30, 2017 no comments 114
Place like Dubai are leading the adoption of 3D printing in construction A yellow-colour one-storey house in Russia generated news headlines across the world in March this year for two reasons. First, the house was 3D printed, and second – more interestingly – the builders said the walls...

July 30, 2017 no comments 97
A total of 5.5 million passengers passed through Sharjah International Airport (SIA) during the first half of 2017, marking an increase of 2.9 per cent as compared to the 5.3 million passengers recorded during the first half of 2016. A total of 835,800 passengers passed through the airport in...

July 29, 2017 no comments 85
Etihad Airways said it has introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to Beirut, Lebanon. The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to...

July 29, 2017 no comments 83
15 kilometres or so beyond Ghantoot stands a bank of menacing white strip lights that glare, like a unnervingly man-sized Insect-O-Cutor that’s designed to attract drivers like moths to a neon flame Whenever I travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi two landmarks on the E11 highway always grab my...

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