March 2018 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Shrinking global crude supply inventories remain OPEC's focus The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has not discussed extending production cuts into next year, the group's president said on Sunday, adding that shrinking global crude supply inventories remain its focus....

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Consolidating the Sharjah techno park's role as a regional centre for scientific and commercial research. Sharjah Research and Technology Innovation Park (SRTIP) said it has joined hands with Finland's Oulu University of Applied Sciences to explore potential of 3D printing across the...

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Emirates set to post one of the fastest growths among hub cities thanks to heavy infrastructure investments Dubai's projected industry growth rate of 57.4 per cent over the next 10 years to 2027 is expected to outpace most other global hub cities, analysts at Knight Frank said in a report....

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Will also provide job opportunities to over 1,000 UAE citizens. Dubai will have 70 Amer centers by the end of 2018 and these will provide job opportunities to more than 1,000 people, GDRFA has contended. As many as 21 new smart Amer centers have been established and opened since the...

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Suppliers will be liable for the tax in two cases The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) on Saturday clarified whom between suppliers and end-consumers should pay value-added tax (VAT) on goods and services delivered in 2018. As per the FTA's statement, the only case where consumers...

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Deal for Jebel Ali plant is awarded to joint venture of ACCIONA Agua and Belhasa Six Construct Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded an AED871 million ($237 million) contract for the construction of a desalination plant in Jebel Ali. The deal for the 40 million...

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Mohammed Al Hashmi, senior VP, Information and Communication Technology at Expo 2020 outlines technology plans From tickets to tech-enabled volunteers, to smart food ordering, to dynamic crowd management and everything in between, Expo 2020 Dubai is finding smart solutions that will create...

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Roads and Transport Authority widens scope to 15 new locations to improve pedestrian safety The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has widened the scope of the Smart Pedestrian Signals project in Dubai to cover 15 new locations after a successful trial on Al Saadah Street. The...

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Digital scanning vehicle can monitor and process more than 3,000 cars or vehicles in an hour Sharjah Municipality has unveiled a new high-tech solution to crack down on parking violations in the emirate. Revealed during the UAE Innovation Month celebrations at Al Majaz Waterfront,...

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Credibility towards a government official or regulator on the up, according to 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer The UAE is the world’s second most trusting country in government after China, according to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer. Credibility towards a government official or...