June 2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

June 12, 2019 no comments 541
The decision reflects the UAE Government’s keenness to enhance the role of youth The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to increase and promote the participation of Emirati youth in the boards of government entities and companies, to ensure that their voice and views are included in...

June 9, 2019 no comments 547
Technology company SaffronStays hopes to have 600 villas on its platform by the end of 2020 India-headquartered private vacation home network SaffronStays hopes to have 600 properties on its platform by 2020 as part of an international expansion that will include Dubai, according to...

June 9, 2019 no comments 542
The UAE-based Zayed Fund for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provided financial backing for Mekhkari, a women-only taxi service Checking her blind spot, Fatima Dzhambulatova changes lanes on a busy avenue in Chechnya's capital Grozny. In this Muslim republic of Russia, she is...

June 9, 2019 no comments 505
Deals for apartments in Dubai constitute the largest portion of the total value of transactions The value of real estate transactions in Dubai rose 33 percent to AED 34 billion ($9.26 billion) in the first five months of the year, according to statistics from the Dubai Land Department....

June 9, 2019 no comments 458
Spiny-tailed lizard is among the flora and fauna that Expo continues to conserve A spiny-tailed lizard, a protected species often nicknamed ‘little dinosaur’ because of its scaly appearance, is among the latest wildlife relocated during Expo 2020 Dubai’s construction. The...

June 9, 2019 no comments 488
DEWA's request for proposal supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide 75% of the emirate's total power output from clean energy by 2050 Floating solar photovoltaic plants could soon be built in the Arabian Gulf. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)...

June 9, 2019 no comments 429
Brandi Hodges, 40, reportedly complained of not feeling well before fainting An American woman died on board an Emirates flight from New York City to Dubai late last week, the airline has confirmed. “Emirates can confirm that ground staff in Dubai contacted medical emergency...

June 7, 2019 no comments 577
The Indian carrier now operates flights to four Indian cities from Abu Dhabi Indian airline IndiGo has launched two new daily direct flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, the airline announced on Thursday. The inaugural flight from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International...

June 7, 2019 no comments 442
A report from Wealth X found that the billionaire populations around the world saw declines in 2018 The UAE is home to 55 billionaires who control $165 billion, according to a survey from Wealth X. According to the Wealth X Billionaire Census 2019, the UAE was the 10th largest...

June 7, 2019 no comments 532
The lightweight champion will face American Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed he will face Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on September 7, it was announced on Tuesday. Khabib’s return will mark the end of an 11-month absence from the...

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