February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The Address Downtown hotel caught fire on New Year’s Eve 2015 Dubai’s Emaar Properties said on Monday it will recover Dhs1.22bn ($332.2m) from an insurance claim for the Address Downtown hotel which caught fire on New Year’s Eve 2015. The insurance claim, signed with Orient...

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The royal family kids are reaching for the skies and beyond. The youth of Dubai's royal family are clearly reaching for the skies and beyond. A young woman in the Al Maktoum family earned a unique distinction earlier this month and became a trailblazer of sorts. Apparently, Dubai...

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The move is a part of the Smart City initiative The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the launch of a new service for inquiring about special plates that customers are interested in buying through RTA's website (www.rta.ae). The move, which is part of the Smart City initiative...

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National Bank of Abu Dhabi report said total debt burden is up on 2015 The average UAE resident is saddled with AED42,571 ($11,590) of personal debt – and the figure has risen steadily for the past two years, according to National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD). NBAD’s research reveals...

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Lack of awareness of the law doesn’t exempt anyone from penalty, police say Sharjah: The Sharjah Airport Security Administration has advised travellers not to accept baggage or packets from strangers while flying. Brigadier Abdul Salam Abdul Rahman Bin Faris, Director of Ports and...

February 5, 2017 no comments 766
The business of beauty is surging ahead in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as new research shows there’s increased spending on beauty and personal care products across the region. According to the latest figures by analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), the retail value of the GCC’s...

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AJMAN // Twelve vehicles were damaged on Friday when scaffolding from a building construction site in Ajman fell during severe weather conditions. Strong winds caused several iron bars to fall on the cars parked at the foot of the building on Sheikh Khalifa Road in Al Nuaimiya, said Lt Col...

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ABU DHABI // Twenty-four passengers were rescued from a rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi after weather conditions forced the ride to abruptly stop. The passengers had been ascending the Flying Aces – a rollercoaster that opened last year featuring the world’s tallest inverted loop...

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Emirates NBD unveils Green Auto Loan product as UAE aims to transform into low-carbon economy Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest lender, has announced the launch of a Green Auto Loan product in a bid to encourage customers to buy environmentally-friendly vehicles. The bank said in a...

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DUBAI // Unusually strong winds toppled a crane over Sheikh Zayed Road Friday injuring at least one person, damaging a hotel and several vehicles. Blowing debris, including sheets of steel, wood and glass caused chaos in the area around the Nassima Royal Hotel, where the crane collapsed....

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