September 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Dubai: Retailers have sweetened deals and cut prices on some models as they hope to see one last wild bout of spending activity on Saturday at Shopper. So far, smartphones, PCs and TVs are the fastest-selling products, depending on the retailer. With girls and boys in different colours...

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Dubai: A new facelift rolled out at Smart Dubai Office has forged a technologically advanced green setting to help transform the emirate into one of the smartest, happiest cities on earth by 2021. The newly refitted office space now plays host to an array of hi-tech innovations ranging from...

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Space science and research are key components in the UAE's drive to achieve its Centennial 2071 goals, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Friday. They are also key factors in its efforts to be among...

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Dubai: A retail conglomerate which carries several international brands is opening its Dubai warehouse to bargain hunters for the first time, in an apparent bid to clear out excess inventory. Landmark Group announced on Thursday that its first ever “Big-Bang Warehouse Sale” will take place on...

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The fast-growing allure of the UAE as a destination of choice for expats from across the world is on record, once again. The country has just been voted as one the best places on the planet for expats to live, work and settle. A research released on Wednesday finds that contrary to its...

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Dubai: Key retailers in the UAE consumer electronics industry expect the impact of value-added tax (VAT) to be felt for one quarter after the Dubai Shopping Festival, which ends on January 28. VAT is being implemented in the UAE from January 1, 2018. Niranjan Gidwani, CEO of Eros...

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Two space agencies sign agreement to test space tech and equipment at the ISS The UAE space agency and Russian counterpart Roscosmos have signed an agreement that could see Russia help create the UAE’s first team of astronauts, Russian news agency TASS reported. The broad agreement...

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Central bank data shows Indian workers were the most active for remittances in first six months of 2017 The total value of remittances by foreign workers in the UAE reached AED78 billion ($21.2 billion) during the first half of 2017, according to central bank figures. The UAE Central...

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UAE's Ministry of Energy removed the subsidy on petrol and diesel prices in 2015 UAE petrol prices are set to increase from Sunday, following the Ministry of Energy’s latest release of prices for October. The government department said the price of Super 98 will rise 5 percent to...

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Sir Tim Clark honoured with APEX CEO Lifetime Achievement Award Emirates awarded a Five-Star Global Airline Official Airline Rating Emirates clinched the Passenger Choice award for Best Entertainment at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held in Long Beach, California, USA...