February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 23, 2017 no comments 580
Dubai firefighters are set to add a floating drone to their increasingly high-tech range of equipment. It comes just weeks after Dubai Civil Defense revealed it was also planning to deploy floating barges off the city’s coast to speed response times. Al Marakeb Boat Manufacturing said...

February 22, 2017 no comments 673
Many adventurers in the UAE know Ras Al Khaimah as the home of Jebel Jais, the tallest peak in the UAE. The mountain has grown to be a popular destination for both local and international tourists, especially in the cool winter months, when there is a chance of witnessing the light...

February 22, 2017 no comments 857
The group plans to open 54 new service stations, across the UAE, by 2020. Enoc on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to build 10 new service stations in 2017, as part of its 2020 expansion programme to increase its retail network capacity by 40 per cent. The group also plans to open 54...

February 22, 2017 no comments 751
UAE drew 5,000 millionaires in 2016, up from 3,000 in the previous year. Australia and the UAE have emerged as the most sought-after migration destinations for the world's super-rich as global wealth migration continued to accelerate in 2016. As around 82,000 ultra rich people shifted...

February 22, 2017 no comments 722
Four other suspects were also arrested for selling the stolen gold Dubai: Police have arrested a man in Sharjah for knowingly buying stolen bars of gold. In a statement issued by Sharjah Police, the Pakistani suspect was initially approached by four other compatriots, who claimed to...

February 22, 2017 no comments 777
Rising incidents of texting and driving spur calls for increased awareness campaigns Dubai: Incidents of UAE motorists texting while driving continue to rise at an alarming rate despite a host of awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of such behaviour. A road-safety survey...

February 22, 2017 no comments 660
The townhouses, priced from Dhs1.3m onwards, were launched for sale in Dubai last week Dubai developer Jumeirah Golf Estates announced that its Alandalus Townhouses sold out within “three hours” of release into the market. The townhouses, described as being in the “affordable luxury”...

February 22, 2017 no comments 621
Plans for Dynamic Tower is back on track after being put on hold for over eight years Dubai: Forget about rotating restaurants. Dubai will soon have the world’s first rotating skyscraper in the world. The idea for the revolutionary tower first made its debut back in 2008, but...

February 22, 2017 no comments 635
Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada), a government-owned company, has floated a tender for the construction of 250 villas in Al Samha in Abu Dhabi. The closing date of the tender is 5 March, 2017 according to the Musanada website. “It will take tentatively two months to complete the...

February 21, 2017 no comments 783
Service to create new air link between capital cities of two developing Indochinese markets Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July 1 this year*, with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration. Outbound, flight EK388 will...

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