January 2018 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Aqua Pod allows sea-goers to enjoy food and beverages as they would from a traditional food truck Dubai has revealed the Aqua Pod concept, the world's first sustainable floating drive-thru, serving a range of burgers. Sea-goers will be able to satisfy their hunger while at sea and...

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The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo Emirates has announced plans to launch a new, five times a week return flights between the Chilean capital of Santiago via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo from July 5. The new service will see Emirates...

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It's no secret that off-plan transactions dominated the Dubai property market last year. According to a new report issued by Chestertons Mena, off-plan transactions increased 60 per cent in 2017, compared to 2016. There was a steep increase in both the volume and value of off-plan...

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All healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals, daycare health centres will be rated. By September, Dubai will roll out a system to rate healthcare facilities on the basis of their performance giving patients a chance to choose the best. The facilities will be rated...

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The $680m plant will generate enough power to run 120,000 homes Dubai has announced plans to build the world’s largest waste-to-energy project in the emirate’s Al Warsan area, Dubai Municipality announced on Monday. According to Dubai Municipality director general Hussain...

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Revamp of City Centre Ajman will increase retail space from 29,000 sq m to more than 55,000 sq m City Centre Ajman is being transforming into a regional mall with an investment of AED643 million ($175 million), part of Majid Al Futtaim’s plan to increase its total investment in the UAE by...

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Core Savills is appointed as the lead sales agent for the Banyan Tree Residences - Hillside Dubai Sales of Banyan Tree Residences first project in the Middle East are set to be launched following the appointment of Core Savills as sales agent. Sweid & Sweid has appointed the property...

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ARADA says it has hired Jacobs Engineering Group to carry out infrastructure design of $6.5bn Aljada project Developer ARADA has awarded the infrastructure design contract for Aljada, Sharjah’s largest ever mixed-use project, to professional services firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc....

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Emirates Cricket Board confirms investigation into All Stars T20 Ajman event The anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating a recent tournament that took place in Ajman, the Emirates Cricket Board said on Tuesday. Zayed Abbas, Emirates Cricket...

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New reservoirs to be built to take Dubai's total water storage capacity to 1,010 million gallons Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Tuesday said it has awarded a consultancy project to design and construct two water reservoirs. One will be in Al Nakhli, with a storage...

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