January 2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Dubai: The Pearl Initiative, a business-led non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency, held a roundtable event titled Whistleblowing: A Pillar of Sound Corporate Governance. The event, held in Dubai featured experts from Pinsent Masons and Kroll....

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Asian Cup organizers have opened an investigation after soccer fans threw shoes and bottles at Qatar's players during their semifinal victory over the United Arab Emirates. The stadium in Abu Dhabi was packed with home fans. The UAE has cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar,...

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An Emirates passenger was left “frustrated and angry” after being served a disappointing Cajun chicken sandwich on a flight to Dubai. Paul Carlin said he spent thousands of dollars on the flights from Brisbane to Dublin via Dubai over the Christmas holidays. But on the return leg from...

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The vast and unique congregation is made up of some 80 nationalities Tucked away down a quiet side street in Dubai, St Mary’s Catholic Church may not be able to boast the towering domes of St Peter’s Basilica or the gothic archways of Seville Cathedral. But what this less than...

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Tuesday February 5 is declared a holiday for private sector employees holding permits to participate in the event during Pope Francis' visit to the UAE Tuesday February 5 has been declared a holiday for private sector employees holding permits to participate in the Papal Mass that will...

January 30, 2019 1046
yallacompare data found that declining rental rates hasn't led to a mass movment of tenants An increasing number of UAE residents are paying less rent than a year ago, according to a new survey. The Yallacompare Consumer Confidence Tracker for Q4 2018, which surveyed more than...

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Company expects to sign contract for long-awaited clean coal project by the end of March, says Hussain Al Nowais Al Nowais Investments, the privately-owned Abu Dhabi-based group, is planning new investments in Egypt’s power and tourism sectors within the next few months, according to...

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Ticket prices will continue to be a key strategy for developers There is expected to be a spike in scheduled residential supply entering the UAE market ahead of Expo 2020, benefitting from the enhanced infrastructure, especially around the Metro expansion, estimates CBRE Menat....

January 30, 2019 1225
The GCC’s healthcare market is forecast to reach $71.3 billion by 2020 Dubai state-owned industrial hub Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), affiliated with DP World, announced that it plans to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UAE’s healthcare sector. The announcement came...

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Jet has been hit by fierce competition from other low-cost carriers. Jet Airways creditor State Bank of India is likely to own 15 percent of the airline if the cash-strapped carrier's plan for a debt-for-equity swap is approved, Indian TV channels reported on Tuesday. With debts...

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