February 2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 24, 2019 no comments 570
Sand-coloured cat with elongated, tufted black ears was seen on Jebel Hafeet National Park in Al Ain earlier this month The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the environmental regulator, has recorded the first sighting of the Arabian Caracal (Caracal schmitzi) in 35 years. The...

February 24, 2019 no comments 573
Rates of these properties would depend on quality of product and demand Holiday homes are still more expensive than hotel rooms in Dubai because majority of them are available in the high-end segment and are located in areas like Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Palm Jumeirah...

February 23, 2019 no comments 604
SpaceShipTwo, carrying a passenger for the first time, exceeds the US definition of space - anything over an altitude of 50 miles Abu Dhabi-backed Virgin Galactic's spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) on Friday, carrying for the first time a passenger...

February 23, 2019 no comments 569
Chris Froome, Tom Dumoulin and Alejandro Valverde among big names competing in the UAE from Sunday The biggest names in world cycling are set to compete in the inaugural UAE Tour which starts on Sunday. The only Middle East race in the UCI WorldTour calendar, all 18 UCI WorldTeams...

February 23, 2019 no comments 624
The World Ocean Summit will convene in Abu Dhabi next month, marking the first time the international conference comes to the Middle East The sixth edition of the World Ocean Summit will convene in Abu Dhabi next month, marking the first time the international conference comes to the...

February 23, 2019 no comments 626
Cavendish Maxwell research says average Dubai property prices have softened by more than 9% in the past year Average Dubai property prices have softened by more than 9 percent in the past year, according to new research. The Property Monitor report by Cavendish Maxwell indicated...

February 22, 2019 no comments 623
Tawazun Economic Council says Aurus investment made through its recently launched Defence and Security Development Fund UAE-based Tawazun Economic Council, through its recently launched Defence and Security Development Fund, has invested AED460 million ($125 million) in the Russian...

February 22, 2019 no comments 621
Hazza Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi to answer questions ahead of their mission to the International Space Station in September Have you got a question for UAE's first astronauts Hazza Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi, who are set to launch into space this September for an eight-day...

February 22, 2019 no comments 605
Expedia data shows the number of travellers visiting the UAE from Europe is on the increase The number of travellers visiting the UAE from Europe is on the rise, according to the latest data compiled by Expedia Group. The data for the fourth quarter of 2018 showed the top 10...

February 22, 2019 no comments 597
Wood Group, a global leader in engineering, project and technical services, has been signed up by Adnoc Refining to provide Pre-Front End Engineering and Designing (Pre-Feed) services for its new refinery coming up in Ruwais region of Abu Dhabi. With this announcement today, Wood took a...