2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The concept, which hopes to tackle technology challenges, was revealed at the World Economic Forum in Davos While attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, has signed an...

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Thumbay Medicity aims to serve more than 20,000 people daily, with facilities in education, healthcare, research, leisure, luxury, fitness, and entertainment UAE-based healthcare firm Thumbay Group has announced that it will inaugurate a new AED1 billion ($272 million) medical city in...

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum keen to speed up plan to turn Hatta into a key tourism and investment hub Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered government entities to speed up the execution of projects related to...

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Azizi Developments CEO Farhad Azizi said that many staff were shifted to self-sustaining companies and departments within the larger Azizi Group umbrella A period of “clean-up” in 2018 that saw Azizi Development’s staff numbers decline allowed the company to focus more on its core...

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Developer Select Group announces start of handover of 223 units at No.9 Dubai Marina Select Group, a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Dubai, has begun handover of a waterfront project in the emirate. No.9 in Dubai Marina, which has a gross...

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Majid Al Futtaim partners with Los Angeles-based I.AM+ to offer new AI-powered experiences to shoppers Dubai-based retail giant Majid Al Futtaim has announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based technology company, I.AM+, founded by global music artist, will.i.am. Under the deal,...

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has backed a proposal to expand the next World Cup from 32 to 48 teams and has suggested that neighbouring countries could host matches. ABU DHABI- United Arab Emirates sports chief Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi believes the Gulf nation would welcome an...

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Many shipping companies have invested in open-loop scrubbers as they are cheaper and the decision by Fujairah's port adds to complications for vessel owners The port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has decided to ban the use of a type of ship exhaust cleaner, becoming the...

January 22, 2019 no comments 107
Launch date aims to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the UAE. The UAE's unmanned space craft will take off to Mars during a tight launch window between July 14 to August 3, 2020, the Mohammed him Rashid Space Centre has announced. The spacecraft, called Hope, has to be...

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The decision aims to facilitate business and create an attractive and encouraging investment environment for the growth of business for investors, entrepreneurs and professional talents The UAE will officially start accepting applications for 10-year residency visas for expatriates,...