September 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

September 26, 2017 no comments 779
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise announces Jeff Wilkinson as CEO of Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited Jeff Wilkinson was most recently CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering based in Abu Dhabi responsible for several core business functions. He led a team of over 3,000 professionals to drive a new...

September 26, 2017 no comments 1048
Dubai Crown Prince attends maiden flight of autonomous air taxi being developed by German firm Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, on Monday attended the maiden concept flight of the autonomous air taxi (AAT). The vehicle will be used for the...

September 26, 2017 no comments 938
Dubai: National tobacco demand in the UAE is expected to slump by 40 per cent after a new 100 per cent excise tax on cigarettes goes into force October 1, say health and tax experts. An effective doubling of prices for a single pack of cigarettes will not only help boost national health coffers...

September 26, 2017 no comments 689
Dubai: More airlines have slashed their airfares, and this time the special rates are targeted at UAE flyers who plan to travel to the Philippines, India and other Asian destinations in time for the Christmas or Diwali season. The special fares, most of them priced below Dh1,000 for return...

September 26, 2017 no comments 867
DUBAI - Dubai staged a test flight on Monday for what it said would soon be the world's first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation. The flying taxi developed by German drone firm Volocopter resembles a small,...

September 26, 2017 no comments 781
Dubai: For prospective car buyers in the UAE, now is not the time to buckle up. They ought to make that run to dealer showrooms and make a decision on their next — or first — choice of wheels. The next three months could prove the most decisive fourth quarter for the UAE’s automotive...

September 25, 2017 no comments 827
The openings include Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai, expected to be the emirate’s most expensive hotel Marriott International will begin its winter season with two openings in Dubai as the Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai prepares to ‘soft open’ in October and Renaissance Downtown...

September 25, 2017 no comments 964
Dubai Safari was originally due to open last year Dubai’s long-delayed Dhs1bn ($272.2m) safari park will open by the end of November, according to reports. Dubai Municipality director general Hussain Nasser Lootah told Gulf News the organisation was “expecting to complete and hoped...

September 25, 2017 no comments 843
NMC Health, the Abu Dhabi-based private healthcare company, on Monday said it has gained approval from authorities in Saudi Arabia to build a new, specialist hospital in Jeddah. The company said that the new, 220-bed Chronic Care Specialty Medical Center (CCSMC) in Jeddah is one of the first...

September 25, 2017 no comments 830
Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC), the free zone operator and master developer of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers community, has relaunched plans for its Burj 2020 district. The company said that the district, now branded as Uptown Dubai, will contain seven towers sat on top of seven podium...

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