February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 24, 2017 no comments 744
Dubai: Property investors in Dubai should not be in any rush to sell their assets right now — chances are they’ll end up with much less than they are asking for. Market feedback suggests that quite a few sellers in the current environment have had to face such disappointment. And this is true...

February 23, 2017 no comments 695
Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme includes an enhanced Onboard Lounge for its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft....

February 23, 2017 no comments 807
The centre will prepare a 100-year plan for the project’s implementation The Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been appointed to lead the UAE’s Mars 2117 project by the country’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The...

February 23, 2017 no comments 972
Hight-end real estate brokerage Luxhabitat has released a list of the top 10 most expensive homes for sale in Dubai. 10 Penthouse, Palm Jumeirah, AED25m ($6.8m) This penthouse on the East Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah comes with five terraces and puts open space at the front and centre...

February 23, 2017 no comments 740
Australian luxury yacht builder Silver Yachts has revealed its most advanced, eco-fuel efficient vessel Silver at the Dubai International Boat Show. We take a look inside the 77 metre yacht: Disigned by world-famous yacht designer Espen Oeino, Silver Fast is reportedly the world’s...

February 23, 2017 no comments 709
At the ongoing International Defence Exhibition (Idex), a number of companies are showcasing technology designed to detect drones. As cities around the world continue to cope with the hazards of errant drones, developers are coming up with new, innovative ways of tracking them and forcing...

February 23, 2017 no comments 824
Parents urged to to ensure children wear identification wristband with a mobile number Dubai: Dubai Police on Saturday said over 14 children were reported missing per day in the last three months in Global Village and urged parents to be more careful, The police have helped reunite...

February 23, 2017 no comments 606
All employers and sponsors will have to pay a fine if they fail to provide cover to employees by March 31, 2017 Dubai: Dubai Government on Sunday issued a final deadline for mandatory health insurance and failure to honour this will result in fines, an official statement said. All...

February 23, 2017 no comments 711
ABU DHABI // Smart card technology will keep schoolchildren safe and better secure residents’ bank details and personal documents. Abdulla Al Junaibi, chief executive of IOT Labs, said the chip technology would be able to help ensure that children were in their classrooms and on school...

February 23, 2017 no comments 701
Dubai Land Department (DLD) has issued a new set of rules governing how brokers can sell overseas properties in the emirate in a bid to prevent potential investors from being ripped off. DLD’s new rules require a broker selling properties outside the UAE to gain a permit for marketing them...

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