September 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

September 27, 2017 no comments 1007
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad has announced the death of a pilot who was operating a flight from the UAE capital to Amsterdam. The incident led to the plane being diverted from its original route to make an emergency landing in Kuwait....

September 27, 2017 no comments 984
The UAE’s score increased slightly this year but it was outpaced by other countries The UAE slid one place to 17th in this year’s World economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness report, but still remained at the top of the Arab world. The slight decline came after the UAE climbed...

September 27, 2017 no comments 930
Nearly ten years after Nakheel’s The World master development was completed, a Dubai-based developer says island owners have been offering to sell him their land parcels at a loss. A landmark off the coast of Dubai emirate, The World is made up of 300 islands reclaimed from the sea and set in...

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Delayed e-commerce platform Noon.com is ‘coming soon’, according to an email message to sellers seen by Thomson Reuters Projects. Sources familiar with noon’s launch plans told Thomson Reuters Projects that the platform is expected to go live next week. Dubai billionaire Mohamed Alabbar, the...

September 27, 2017 no comments 858
Dubai has retained its ranking as the fourth most popular travel destination in the world -and the top-ranked destination in the Middle East – according to the ninth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. The emirate welcomed 14.87 million international overnight visitors in...

September 27, 2017 no comments 872
Emcredit, a subsidiary of Dubai Economy, and UK-based Object Tech Group Ltd will work together on new technology A partnership has been set up to develop and implement emCash, an encrypted digital currency, which people can use to pay for various government and non-government services in...

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Mars Scientific City is part of the UAE's Mars 2117 project which aims to develop homes on the Red Planet The UAE on Tuesday announced plans for a AED500 million ($136 million) project to build a city that simulates life on Mars. During the annual UAE Government meetings, the Mars...

September 26, 2017 no comments 983
Airline will become the only UAE-based carrier to offer direct air links to Podgorica Low-cost airline flydubai has announced the launch of two flights a week to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. The flights, which include a stopover in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and...

September 26, 2017 no comments 1016
Three extra flights a week throughout the winter season Emirates today announced that it will introduce three additional flights per week to the Swedish capital, complementing Emirates’ existing schedule and providing more choice to travellers from 8th December 2017. The new...

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The emirate also continued to have the highest international overnight visitor spend Dubai is expected to see a 7.7 per cent increase in overnight visitors this year after maintaining its ranking in Mastercard’s Global Destinations Cities Index. The emirate stood fourth in the index...

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