2018 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Bespoke Trailers is a UAE-based company that manufactures mobile units for various business concepts The cost of setting up a standard size food truck in Dubai is around $36,758 (AED135,000) on average, according to the co-founder of Bespoke Trailers, a UAE-based mobile unit...

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Customers can also opt for a door-to-door package that picks up and drops off their vehicle ADNOC Distribution has launched a “premium vehicle inspection” service at the Muroor Vehicle Inspection Centre in Abu Dhabi, the company announced on Sunday. The premium service will allow...

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Richard Oliver was named in the 2019 UK New Year's Honors list and will be honored at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2019 UAE-based British businessman and executive Richard Oliver is to be awarded an OBE, in the New Year’s Honours list announced by the UK government. Oliver...

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In one incident, officers found over 25 kg of marijuana hidden in loudspeakers Dubai Customs prevented 922 smuggling attempts in the first nine months of 2018, including 355 attempts to smuggle narcotics and contraband. “We facilitate trade and traffic of passengers without...

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Three Emiratis and a foreigner were killed in the crash, which took place during a search and rescue operation near Jebel Jais Four people were killed following a helicopter crash at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. According to the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the...

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Increased by 1.6% during first eight months of 2018 compared to same period last year In light of the sustainability of the country’s tourism sector, room occupancy and general occupancy rates increased by 4.2 per cent and 0.7 per cent, respectively, from January to August 2018,...

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UAE central bank had asked Invest Bank to book provisions worth 2.199 billion dirhams DUBAI: The Government of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has made an enhanced offer to invest in struggling Invest Bank INVB.AD and the bank's shareholders will vote on the deal on Jan. 8, the...

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Includes improvements to airport infrastructure and a fleet of 884 commercial aircraft Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director-general of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has said that estimated total investment in the UAE's aviation sector amounts to Dh1 trillion. "This...

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Developers of the first residential project from the Banyan Tree brand in the Middle East report strong foreign sales enquiries SWEID & SWEID, developers of the first residential project from the Banyan Tree brand in the Middle East, has reported strong foreign sales enquiries into...

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Dubai's transport authority reveals first hybrid abra as it announces plans to build 11 new marine transit stations Dubai's transport authority has launched the test run of the first hybrid abra as it announced plans to build 11 new marine transit stations across the city. Mattar...

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