May 2016 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The new facility to feature 16 zones for guests to relax Etihad Airways launched its new flagship first class lounge and spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday. The lounge features 16 zones with a restaurant, showcase bar, fitness room, cigar lounge, spa, salon, TV room, prayer...

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Emirate to observe World No Tobacco Day on May 31 Dubai-based fuel retailer Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) hasannounced a 24-hour ban on the sale of cigarette and tobacco products tomorrow, May 31, across its all Enoc and Eppco service stations network in the UAE. The move is in...

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Part of strategy to ensure human rights for all The UAE intends to issue a new law to combat human trafficking within a strategy to protect the rights of all residents, according to an official report. The report by the national committee for combating human trafficking said the UAE...

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Dubai officials dismiss social media rumours on popular drink Dubai Municipality on Sunday denied rumours that the popular drink Vimto contains carcinogenic substances. Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, executive director of Food Control at Dubai Municipality, said a message circulating on social...

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ETIHAD AIRWAYS IS ‘MOST INNOVATIVE AIRLINE OF THE LAST TEN YEARS’ Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has been presented with the title of ‘Most Innovative Airline of the Last Ten Years’ at the Telegraph UltraTravel Awards, which were held at the London Savoy...

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Abu Dhabi's property market is oversupplied and the government may take steps to address the imbalance, a senior official said on Sunday. Prices in the UAE capital's residential sector were flat last year, after rising about 25 per cent a year in 2013 and 2014, as affordability levels became...

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Q: I took a photo of myself in a public place in Abu Dhabi and accidentally included someone in the background. If I publish this photo on Facebook could I be prosecuted? A: There is no escaping technology in this day and age, and while it brings a wealth of positives, smartphones and...

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The number of Filipinos apprehended for drug-related crimes in Dubai has increased for the past two years, a worrying trend for officials. Philippine Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes warned Filipinos against using or selling drugs in the UAE following an increase in drug-related cases...

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The inaugural visit to Dubai of Ovation of the Seas – a 348-metre long cruise ship – stopped in Dubai over the weekend at Dubai Cruise Terminal 3, on its way from Barcelona to Singapore. The MS Ovation of the Seas harboured in Dubai on Thursday and was met by enthusiastic onlookers who...

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Free Wi-Fi could soon be provided in all taxis in the emirate. The Centre for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars, or Transad, is in talks with a company to supply its 7,645 Abu Dhabi taxis with access to the internet for passengers. “We started out with five of our Mercedes Vito...