February 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 21, 2017 no comments 685
The two projects will cost roughly Dh28,663,000, according to Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of DM. The Dubai Municipality (DM) has embarked on two key agricultural and irrigation projects. The moves come as part of its plan to transform 8% of the Dubai land to green areas. DM is...

February 21, 2017 no comments 655
The state-owned financial free zone reached 447 financial firms in 2016 Dubai International Financial Centre could beat its target of more than doubling the number of financial firms registered within it by 2024 if interest continues from markets such as China, India and the Middle East,...

February 21, 2017 no comments 801
The mall will feature over 1,100 shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment outlets Dubai developer Nakheel said it has received three construction proposals for Deira Mall, its mega new shopping hub to be built at Deira Islands. Three bids were submitted for the February 20...

February 21, 2017 no comments 708
Abu Dhabi: Russia and the UAE will work together to develop light combat aircraft in the coming years, chief executive officer of Rostec corporation told reporters in Abu Dhabi yesterday. “We have signed an inter-governmental agreement with the UAE, and the two sides have agreed to work in...

February 21, 2017 no comments 603
Gulf News reader reports incident, while Facebook take immediate steps to investigate fake account Dubai: Facebook on Monday disabled the account of a Facebook user impersonating His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of...

February 21, 2017 no comments 685
Dubai: Job vacancies have just been opened for professionals in the UAE who are looking to work for companies or in the government in relation to the implementation of the value-added tax (VAT). VAT managers, consultants, auditors, accountants, analysts and call centre agents, among others,...

February 20, 2017 no comments 736
Dubai: You probably feel like going to the office is a drag. The work routine has become monotonous, and as you sit behind your cubicle all day, you keep looking at the clock that doesn’t seem to move. A lack of meaning and fun in their jobs is a common refrain among professionals around the...

February 20, 2017 no comments 580
Saint Gobain, a world leader in the habitat and construction markets, has chosen Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments coming up in Abu Dhabi, UAE for construction of its first “positive-energy” home in the region. Set for completion in 2019, the project will...

February 20, 2017 no comments 719
The Address projects in Downtown, One at Palm Jumeirah make it to the Top 10 list The $272-million (AED1 billion) 1/JBR, being built on the last piece of land in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), registered the most expensive “off plan” apartment sale in Dubai last year. The...

February 20, 2017 no comments 588
All of the souk's 5,300 outlets have already been leased A traditional Arabian night market, the Deira Islands Night Souk, being built on Deira Islands, will be ready to receive shoppers and tourists by end 2018. Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel, the developer of Deira Islands, said...

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