February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 9, 2017 no comments 785
Etihad Airways faces "another challenging year", Group Chief Executive James Hogan said on Wednesday, adding the Abu Dhabi-based carrier would "expand prudently and efficiently" this year. Gulf carriers are under pressure to adapt to slowing growth after years of rapid expansion. Two weeks...

February 8, 2017 no comments 954
Burger uses 24-carat gold leaf brioche bun, foie gras, blackberry ketchup, saffron mayonnaise Dubai: UK-based food truck operator The Roadery is bringing to Dubai what could be the most expensive street food in town, a luxurious burger topped with a 24-carat gold leaf. Inspired by...

February 8, 2017 no comments 709
The Court of First Instance found him not guilty of charges A jobless man was cleared of charges of cursing Islam and the faithful on Tuesday. The Court of First Instance found him not guilty of charges. The 27-year-old Filipino man faced two counts of insult of faith and making...

February 8, 2017 no comments 810
Defendant admits issuing a bounced cheque to purchase Abu Dhabi car plate 1 Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Misdemeanors Court heard on Tuesday the case of a Gulf national accused of issuing a dud cheque to buy Abu Dhabi car plate 1 in an auction held last year by the Abu Dhabi Police. The...

February 8, 2017 no comments 699
Dubai’s government is testing blockchain tech for trade finance in partnership with IBM. Dubai Customs, the emirate’s customs office, and Dubai Trade, an electronic trade services hub operated by the government, are helping spearhead the initiative, announced today. Several private...

February 8, 2017 no comments 782
UAE is proactive in supporting youth and empowering them, Mohammad Bin Rashid says Dubai: The future is in the hands of Emirati youths, and we place our bets on them to achieve the nation’s vision of excellence and leadership, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,...

February 8, 2017 no comments 768
Dubai: The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is expected to soon start selecting high-level executives to lead their international operations. The bank has already selected over 60 managers for senior managers for position in the UAE. All new managers in the merged entity will...

February 8, 2017 no comments 781
The countdown continues to pick up the costliest penthouse in Dubai — a 62,000 square feet unit on the Palm and with a base price of a whopping Dh180 million ($49 million). It will be part of the under-development Dh1.9 billion One Palm project. “Even last week we received an offer —...

February 8, 2017 no comments 733
The fifth edition of the World Government Summit, which this year is being held under the theme Shaping Future Governments. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will address next week's World Government Summit in Dubai, it was announced on Tuesday. The 67-year old...

February 8, 2017 no comments 927
The UAE Ministry of Economy said approximately 88,700 Apple iPhone 6S devices have a defective battery. These devices, that were manufactured in China between September and October 2015, may unexpectedly shut down, Apple Inc said in a letter addressed to the ministry yesterday. Hashim...

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