March 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

March 26, 2017 no comments 167
Enrico Dini might be known as the pioneer in 3D-printed buildings technology and the man who wants to print 3D houses. There is even a documentary about him — The Man Who Prints Houses. Dini has already reconstructed the arch of Palmyra destroyed by Daesh, collaborated on the first...

March 26, 2017 no comments 208
Turkish and Gulf airlines are touting free WiFi and better in-flight connectivity for smart phones as they scramble to mitigate the impact of a ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States. The restrictions could deal a blow to fast-growing Gulf airlines, which depend on...

March 25, 2017 no comments 294
Move comes as US retail giant Amazon agrees in principle to a 100% takeover of e-commerce business Emaar Malls has bid up to $800 million to take over e-commerce giant Souq.com, sources familiar to the offer have have confirmed to Arabian Business. Last week Amazon agreed in...

March 25, 2017 no comments 244
Ground-breaking new Gigapixel photograph revealed to promote the new Bentley Flying Spur W12 S Bentley Motors has unveiled its ground-breaking new Gigapixel photograph – one of the world’s most detailed landscape images. At the heart of the photograph sits a Bentley Flying Spur W12 S...

March 25, 2017 no comments 235
Bora Bariman explains why Fujairah could become a major name in the oil industry In September last year the BW Peony crude oil tanker sailed to the Port of Fujairah from Iraq to unload its supply in the UAE’s newly completed very large crude carrier jetty. It marked another step in...

March 25, 2017 no comments 250
ABU DHABI and AL AIN // Hospital staff are witnessing an unprecedented number of patients with significant brain injuries as reckless driving and a culture of speeding takes its toll on the health service and the lives of young motorists. Surgeons said they were seeing several patients a...

March 25, 2017 no comments 196
The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's top aviation hubs, has said it was surprised by the ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States because UAE security was already tight, but it pledged to cooperate with U.S. authorities. Washington announced the new measure on...

March 24, 2017 no comments 201
Shares in ENBD Reit, the UAE’s second real estate investment trust, rose by 5.4 per cent during its first day of trading on Nasdaq Dubai yesterday as the company said it planned to focus more on investing in schools, health care and logistics, besides residential and commercial property....

March 24, 2017 no comments 236
The 10-day Mother of the Nation Festival kicks off on Sunday, promising among others a performance by a renowned Emirati singer. ABU DHABI // The 10-day Mother of the Nation Festival kicks off on the Corniche on Sunday. Bringing together activities, including Emirati dance and...

March 24, 2017 no comments 239
Six meat plants affected by suspension; UAE also tells importers to recall products from local stores The United Arab Emirates has suspended shipments from six Brazilian meat plants and told importers to recall any of their products from local stores. The six plants are operated by...