February 2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The teenager launched a YouTube channel in 2017 and started recording her songs in various languages. Fourteen-year-old Dubai resident Shirene Sanjay is known as the nightingale of her community and friends, as her mother, Dr Imneet Madan, says she was born with a 'sweet and strong...

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Dubai’s Emirates airline has canceled all Pakistan and Afghanistan flights on Wednesday and Thursday due to the closure of both countries’ airspace, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air suspended all flights to and from Pakistan on Wednesday as well....

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The cost of filling up at UAE service stations for Super 98, Special 95 and diesel will increase from March 1 Petrol prices in the UAE are set to increase in March, according to an announcement by the UAE Fuel Price Committee. Super 98 will now cost AED2.04 per litre from AED1.95...

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Evolving technology and human experiences are shaping the emirate's real estate sector The way we live, work and play in today’s modern world is evolving at a rapid pace and having a major impact on the structure of our cities and how they operate. Technology is a key lever in...

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Dubai's biggest listed real estate company sees share climb by 14% so far in February A rally in Emaar Properties, Dubai’s biggest listed real estate company, has pushed the stock beyond a key level for the first time since 2017, testing sentiment among investors still wary about the...

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Recognition for the programme’s industry-first dynamic upgrade rewards and Cash+Miles offers Close to 1.5 billion miles redeemed by members For the second consecutive year, Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, was presented with the...

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Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall developer and retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, said work is progressing as per schedule on its first shopping mall in Abu Dhabi, My City Centre Masdar, and on track for opening in Q2. The Dh300-million ($81.6...

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The company confirmed to the exchange on Wednesday that dividends for 2018 will be close to 2017 levels Dubai Investments’s shares rose early on Wednesday, minutes after the company clarified news published by Al Bayan on the company’s dividend.  “The rally in the company’s...

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Aldar Properties also announced the appointment of Jassem Busaibe - the company's chief investment officer - as Aldar Investments new CEO Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Investments has agreed to acquire three buildings jointly owned by Etihad Airways and Aldar Properties, in a deal worth $327...

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Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the importance of modernising infrastructure in line with the highest international standards, to serve the country’s overall development process. DUBAI - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,...