February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 7, 2017 no comments 2189
Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annually, but it is costly for airlines. With more people traveling by air, the actual number of inflight medical events has been gradually increasing over the years. Emirates,...

February 7, 2017 no comments 870
The UAE is certainly moving effortlessly towards a sustainable, greener future, which is why residents in the Capital can look forward to 2030. A sustainable, eco-friendly downtown masterplan has been announced for the UAE Capital. The 'walkable' project, which will be completed by 2030,...

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Cassation Court orders fresh trial after woman’s lawyer argued she had a mental illness Dubai’s highest court has overturned a businesswoman’s 10-year imprisonment that she was handed for killing her boyfriend and ordered a new trial before the Dubai Appeal Court. In December, the...

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National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) said on Tuesday it will seek shareholder approval to double the size of its euro medium term note programme to $15 billion from the existing level of $7.5 billion. Shareholders will discuss the hike at the bank's general assembly on Feb. 28, it said. The...

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UAE companies waited twice as long as last year to receive payments, says the French credit insurer Coface. The company, which specialises in protecting clients from their customers defaulting, said 2016 was a tumultuous year for trade, which meant many companies had to wait twice as long...

February 7, 2017 no comments 815
As any regular flyer will know, sometimes it is more aggravating waiting to be taken to your aircraft than it is getting through the departure gate the first place. In another world’s first, however, Dubai Airports aims to eliminate that hassle for passengers at Dubai International (DXB)...

February 6, 2017 no comments 737
Tesla have confirmed that they will be launching in the UAE this month Self-driving and electric automaker Tesla is set to enter the Middle East region this month. The American company confirmed that it will soon be launching in the UAE – starting with a launch event in Dubai on...

February 6, 2017 no comments 1007
The businessman falsified details of the residence visa and Emirates ID of another man. A Pakistani businessman allegedly managed to make purchases worth Dh16,737 with a credit card he obtained after using fake documents. The Court of First Instance was told on Thursday that the...

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The bodies of three Indian sailors have been recovered from the sea in Sharjah after their ship sank during rough weather over the weekend. The sailors’ bodies were recovered from the sea off Al Hamriya coast on Saturday, officials said. The Sharjah Coast Guard and police air wing...

February 6, 2017 no comments 889
ABU DHABI // A new entry visa system aimed at attracting qualified and talented professionals to the UAE was approved by the Cabinet on Sunday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,said the scheme would be carried out in phases, starting with...

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