August 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi hotels welcomed up to 2.6 million guests during the first seven months of 2017, with a 4 per cent uplift recorded this month compared to July, according to figures released by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA). Around 400,000 guests checked in during July, maintaining an...

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Al Habtoor City to host show that features 90-minute live performance featuring 65 artists from 23 countries Dubai’s spectacular new show, La Perle, opens its doors at Al Habtoor City for the first time this week with a 90-minute live performance featuring 65 artists from 23 countries....

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The airline flew music enthusiasts to enjoy live concerts and exclusive performances Emirates carried thousands of fans from around the world to be part of a unique musical voyage with the “Stars on Board” 2017 cruise which took place onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Freedom of the...

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Airlines say they are planning changes to reflect customer demand and deliver 'financial uplift' Qantas and Emirates will apply to extend their partnership for another five years, making changes to reflect customer demand, new aircraft technology and each airline’s respective network...

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As hot temperatures linger, Dubai Municipality hands workers a novel accessory Dubai’s street cleaners spend their days working outside in the sticky, oppressive heat – but now, Dubai Municipality has come up with a novel way to bring them some relief. The civic body’s waste...

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Two major Abu Dhabi real estate developers, Eshraq Properties and Reem Investments, said on Wednesday they aimed to merge as an economic slowdown in the emirate puts the housing market under pressure. The companies said discussions were at an advanced stage for Reem to receive new shares in...

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Rates at some hotels have gone up by 25 per cent to 35 per cent Dubai: Planning to enjoy a short Eid break at a hotel in UAE this weekend? You might want to ring up your favourite resort fast, as rooms are filling up and deals are being snapped up. Hotels are preparing for a busy long...

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Emirates NBD’s artificial intelligence (AI) powered humanoid robot, brought to the UAE by the bank last year, will now also cater to the bank’s Arabic-speaking customers. Adding a fun element to the banking experience, the bilingual Pepper will continue to interact with customers at the bank’s...

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Damac booked sales of Dhs4bn worth of properties in the first half of this year Damac Properties, the operator of the only Trump-branded golf club in the Middle East, confident it will reach its pre-sales forecast for Dhs7bn ($1.91bn) this year due to good demand and a stable Dubai...

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the new agreement forms part of Dubai’s strategy to become a leader in 3D printing Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany’s Siemens focussed on 3D printing. The two organisations will work under the framework of the RTA”s...

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