February 2018 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 28, 2018 no comments 466
Federal Tax Authority says agents will be 'key contributors to the successful implementation of the tax system in the UAE' The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has approved the first batch of registered tax agents, after meeting the required standards, conditions and qualifications, in addition...

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China State Construction to build tower at Aykon City overlooking Dubai Canal. Damac Properties has announced the award of a 600 million UAE dirham ($163.4 million) contract to build a tower at its Aykon City project on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The company has chosen China State...

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They are the largest foreign investor group in Dubai's real estate Indian nationals, who form the largest foreign investor group in Dubai's real estate, bought properties worth Dh83.65 billion ($22.7 billion) in the last 5 years - from 2013 to 2017 - in Dubai's property sector, according...

February 28, 2018 no comments 248
More details are revealed about Batman-inspired zone at theme park which is due to open this summer Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, which is scheduled to open this summer, has unveiled details about one of its most anticipated lands, Gotham City. Batman fans will have the chance to walk...

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The projects would be developed adjacent to the company’s upcoming Cityland Mall in Dubailand United Arab Emirates-headquartered mall developer Cityland Group is planning to develop hotels near its upcoming 1.2 billion UAE dirhams ($326.8 million) Cityland Mall in Dubai, a top company...

February 27, 2018 no comments 850
The Founder’s Memorial, a permanent national tribute commemorating the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was inaugurated in an official ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The Founder’s Memorial inauguration, through the unveiling of 'The Constellation', the monumental artwork that forms its...

February 27, 2018 no comments 455
Huawei, the global technology leader, has become the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car. The ‘RoadReader’ project pushes the boundaries of Huawei’s object recognition technology and puts the learning capabilities, speed and performance of...

February 27, 2018 no comments 612
Incubator will work to revitalise the Islamic ethical economy utilising a deep venture building platform Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced the launch of Goodforce Labs, an incubator focused on transforming ethical start-ups in the fields of Islamic economy and Halal...

February 27, 2018 no comments 226
e-Dirham is a safe method to pay for government services and VAT The Federal Tax Authority on Monday called on all businesses registered for the value-added tax (VAT) to submit their tax returns and pay their due taxes no later than February 28 in order to avoid administrative penalties....

February 26, 2018 no comments 360
Emaar Development has announced the launch of Saffron, the first townhouse community in Emaar South, the 7-sq-km lifestyle destination with tree-lined boulevards, walking and bicycle trails and a well-linked public transport network. A joint venture with Dubai South, Emaar South offers a mix of...