August 2018 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Non-oil GDP accounted for 61.2 percent of the total GDP, compared to 64.2 percent in the same time period last year Abu Dhabi’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose to AED 223.6 billion ($60.87 billion) in the first quarter of 2018, a 9 percent increase from the AED 205.1 billion ($55.84)...

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Shops and warehouses found to be selling counterfeit goods were also shut down by Dubai's Department of Economic Development As many as 4,879 social media accounts and 30 websites have been shut down as part of a plan by Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED) to remove...

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Four Emirati astronauts will eventually be trained, with the first taking off for the International Space Station in April 2019 Nine candidates competing to become the UAE’s first astronauts have arrived in Moscow to begin “mission-specific medical tests”, it was announced on Sunday....

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United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, told the Security Council that 'a political solution' to end the war in Yemen was 'available' and that the warring sides would be invited to talks on September 6 in Geneva The United Arab Emirates, the main partner in a Saudi-led...

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Arab men charged students up to AED1,000 for each exam Abu Dhabi Police arrested two Arab men who leaked the answers of high school exams to students for a fee. The Arab men used mobile phone technology to provide answers to the students, who were charged between AED500 and...

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Winter sun is the main attraction, with the run-up to the New Year maxing out global travel search dates for Dubai The UAE has witnessed a 5 percent rise in travellers searching for flights to the Gulf country in 2018 compared to last year, according to UK-based travel website...

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The UAE-based REIT is planning to expand its portfolio in the remaining period of this year through acquisitions Dubai: ENBD REIT is currently considering several potential acquisitions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and northern region of the UAE within the framework of an asset diversification...

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Official briefed on the company's operational progress to date Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Executive Council member, chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and chairman of Etihad Rail, recently chaired a meeting of the board of directors of Etihad Rail in Al...

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Capacity of recently-commissioned wastewater treatment plant in Al Saja'a set to double A new joint venture company between Belgium-headquartered construction company Besix and Sharjah's Investment and Developer Authority, Shurooq, will take wastewater from homes in Sharjah, treat it,...

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RAK Properties posted a drop in profit for the first half of the year to $7.90mln DUBAI - Most Gulf markets posted minor gains in early trade on Sunday, as some companies’ positive financial results offset global trade concerns and lower oil prices. Oil pulled back late last week,...

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