November 2017 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Dubai Opera opened with great fanfare a little over a year ago, with three different shows on consecutive nights. Its CEO has the task of sustaining that momentum and interest, while still maintaining a strong hold on the business side and ensuring that it is a space for wider cultural exchange....

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UAE is named the world's 10th biggest export market by Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry The UAE has been ranked in the world's top 10 countries for Swiss watch exports in the first 10 months of 2017. Latest figures released by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry showed...

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Banks in UAE generated higher interest income as costs remained stable Dubai - Leading UAE banks have reported robust improvement in performance with overall profitability and return on equity (RoE) higher in the third quarter of 2017, according to an analysis of key performance metrics by...

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Ras Al Khaimah destination says firework display will attract people from all over the world to bring in 2018 Al Marjan Island, a destination in Ras Al Khaimah, has announced plans to usher in the New Year with a spectacular firework display "never attempted before". Island chiefs...

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New research says Gulf construction sector has seen 30% pick-up compared to last year The GCC's construction market has shown a 30 percent pick-up this year, with $130 billion worth of completed projects so far recorded, according to new research. The new study by MENA Research...

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Etisalat and du will apply VAT on most products and services from January 1, 2018. UAE telecom firm Etisalat will charge subscribers Dh25 if they don't pay their bills on time. The late payment charges will be applicable to landline and mobile services, the company said in a...

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Its current operating model is starting to show signs of wear and tear Dubai -The business environment for the hospitality industry in Dubai in evolving at a very fast pace. The pace of change is directly impacting the very business model that most operators and developers have been...

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Regulations preventing clients from holding onto cash would improve conditions in construction sector, argues Pinsent Masons head Dubai should look how legal systems in other countries have dealt with delayed payments in order to help ease cash flow problems in the construction sector,...

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In some communities, the most popular luxury high-rises cost up to 150 per cent more than the median home prices in the same area The median asking prices in the most popular luxury buildings across Dubai are around 150 per cent more than what the average resident pays in the area,...

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The Emirates Group celebrated the UAE’s 46th National Day today and numerous departments came together for a packed programme of activities that were enjoyed by both Emiratis and their expat colleagues alike. The celebrations were officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al...