February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 3, 2017 no comments 912
Caseload increases as Dubai's financial hub gains in popularity for cross-border transactions Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts handled a total of AED5.85 billion ($1.59 billion) of cases last year, a five percent increase on 2015, it announced on Wednesday. 2016 was...

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The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has introduced real-time cross-border payments on a blockchain by integrating technology from industry firm Ripple. The offering will immediately benefit customers in the Asia-Middle East remittance corridor. Announced today, the NBAD laid claim to be the...

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Rainfall is likely at the coastal, islands and northern areas. Clouds will take over the UAE today according to the latest updates by the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). Along with falling temperatures, mercury is set to plunge this weekend in parts of the UAE....

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Dubai: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced on Tuesday the launch of a new strategy for 2017-2021, concentrating on the development of the Islamic economy system. The strategy also includes identifying new performance indicators for monitoring growth of key sectors...

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Contracts will include construction of car parking, three districts that will hold most of the pavilions, and public areas Dubai will award 47 construction contracts worth 11 billion dirhams ($3 billion) to local and foreign companies this year as it prepares to host the 2020 World Expo,...

February 3, 2017 no comments 920
Court fines defendant for accessing clients’ personal details, sending them to his private email Dubai: A salesman has been jailed for stealing personal and confidential details of customers of a telecom service provider. The man, who emailed the confidential data to his personal...

February 2, 2017 no comments 781
Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regardless of their class of travel. The pay-per-visit access will be available to Emirates Skywards...

February 2, 2017 no comments 804
Residents to require permits to conduct business through social media, says Dubai Municipality Dubai Municipality plans to impose tougher controls on people conducting illegal trade through social media channels. The controls include stiff fines and blocking of ‘business’ websites,...

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