September 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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UAE-based Azizi Developments, a leading real estate developer in the Gulf region, said it has signed a strategic sponsorship agreement with Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Football Club. This deal comes from Azizi's belief that sport is a significant aspect of the UAE society and culture, and it is...

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Saudi Arabia’s Sabic, a global leader in diversified chemicals, has announced that it is introducing new materials for customers producing LED automotive lighting parts. Lexan HF4010SR resin is one of the new offerings. This polycarbonate (PC) material can make it possible for customers to...

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Dubai: Five public services provided by Dubai Police will no longer be provided in person effective from October 1 and will be offered only online through the police app and smart services. The five services to go online are: clearance service for individuals and companies; work permit...

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To boost the local pharmaceutical industry, the UAE is producing medicines that are low in demand in the world or have been discontinued up to 25 years ago, including some antibiotics. Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the alarm that the world was running short...

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Mars Science City will be the largest space simulation city ever built Ahead of plans to build the first city on Mars in 2117, the UAE has unveiled a Dhs500m ($136.1m) simulation city on Earth. Mars Science City will be the largest space simulation city ever built, covering an area of...

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Some hookah pipe smokers were sceptical that the price rise would even happen but most said it wouldn’t affect their choices Smokers in Abu Dhabi supported the excise tax on tobacco in principle but said it would not stop them from indulging in their habit. On Wednesday afternoon,...

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Annual 'Stoptober' campaign to feature controversial e-cigarettes for the first time in UK as UAE ban continues Doctors in the UAE are refusing to support e-cigarette use to help smokers quit, despite UK health authorities backing the devices for the first time in the annual Stoptober...

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Developer Meraas has completed the first phase of its Al Seef project on Dubai Creek. The government-owned company said that the 1.8km-long project contains 500 shopping and dining outlets, including a floating market, floating restaurants, an authentic souq and a marina for private yachts. It...

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The new $250 million technology investment fund launched on Wednesday by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) will invest in about 15 companies, including a number of its existing portfolio companies, CEO Walid Hanna has said. Speaking to Zawya on the sidelines of the launch in Dubai, Hanna...

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Mubadala suffered a net loss of Dhs4.7bn in the first half of 2016 Abu Dhabi’s state fund Mubadala Investment Company made a net profit of Dhs4.2bn ($1.14bn) in the first half of the year, it reported on Thursday, its first set of results since merging with the other state wealth fund,...

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