February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 26, 2017 no comments 962
Traffic between Dubai and Sharjah is likely to ease once a new link between Mohammad Bin Zayed road and Emirates Road gets completed. The 12-kilometre link, with a 5.3 kilometre extension of Tripoli road, connecting the two major highways running between the emirates, will offer an...

February 26, 2017 no comments 860
Dubai Holding is to present the first seven projects to be brought forward at its Dh73.5 billion Jumeirah Central project at its international launch event at the Mipim global real estate conference in Cannes next month. Morgan Parker, the chief operating officer of Jumeirah Central, tells...

February 25, 2017 no comments 882
Dubai Municipality considers login system for shops to send details Dubai: Dubai Municipality is considering allowing pet shops to use the Aleef app to register details of pets and pet owners so that they can be added to the database of the app. The app handles records of pets,...

February 25, 2017 no comments 952
Average room rates at hotels across the UAE fell 8 per cent in January 2017 compared to the same month in 2016 to reach Dh712 on the back of strong supply growth in the market. According to the latest report by STR, a data provider, average occupancy levels across the country rose...

February 24, 2017 no comments 769
Investor sentiment towards the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market improved in February on stronger oil prices and a positive economic outlook, according to a survey by Abu Dhabi-based First Gulf bank. The FGB Wealth Sentiment Index, which measures the mood of wealthy investors in the UAE...

February 24, 2017 no comments 771
Visitors will also be able to buy chicken and other raw materials inside the park. Dubai Garden Glow, which opened to the public last November, will offer free barbecue facilities for visitors during March. Mohammed AbdulRahman Al Awadhi, Director of Horticulture and Public Parks...

February 24, 2017 no comments 921
DUBAI // Refrigerators, food packaging, thousands of plastic bottles and even a Buddha statue were among the items fished from the Creek last year. More than 100 tonnes of waste are dredged from Dubai Creek each month, new figures showed, amid warnings about the environmental effect of...

February 24, 2017 no comments 811
DUBAI // Two car parks will now be able to direct vehicles to empty spaces, in what marks the completion of the first phase of the Roads and Transport Authority’s Smart Parking project. Covered, controlled parking will now be available at Al Rigga and World Trade Centre areas. The...

February 24, 2017 no comments 711
ABU DHABI // Investors who bought flats in an Abu Dhabi complex where development stalled said they were offered half the cash they were owed in exchange for dropping lawsuits against the developer. Buyers who paid hundreds of thousands of dirhams have been trying to claw back their money...

February 24, 2017 no comments 806
The incident, which was caught on camera, went viral and drew widespread criticism from people. The message is loud and clear for speed devils who love stunt-driving, and put the lives of others at risk on our roads - pick a broom and clean the streets. Four hours daily for 30 days. ....

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