October 2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Eight of the world’s top teams will be back to challenge for the top honours at the 9th Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai from November 5-9 DUBAI – Kite Beach, one of Dubai’s top attractions, is getting dressed up to welcome eight of the world’s best beach soccer teams for the...

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Dubai developer Damac cites low profitability as it announces it will withhold dividends at the end of this year Dubai developer Damac Properties on Wednesday said it would not be distributing dividends to shareholders at the end of this year citing "low profitability and the weak...

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The global ports operator has undertaken numerous business programmes aligning with the SDGs. Global ports operator DP World's chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has reiterated the company's focus on sustainability at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia. "For us...

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Investors are increasingly confident about the Dubai property market and taking advantage of the low market prices. Investors and homeowners seem to be increasingly keen to buy assets in Dubai's real estate market while prices are low, according to a survey of property buyers in the...

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Etisalat has announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, the fourth in the line of 5G devices from leading smartphone brands.  It is available at all Etisalat stores in the UAE from October 24. With the commercial roll out of 5G, the UAE Note10+ 5G users will be able to take...

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Ruler of Dubai praises the new initiative that will give a huge fillip to aviation, energy, blockchain and startups. Dubai on Monday unveiled four high-tech laboratories focusing on aviation, energy, blockchain and entrepreneurship. The facilities are expected to become a hub of...

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The survey found that respondents see an urgency in fostering a culture of analytics to achieve digital business transformation Majority of UAE businesses agree that data is a key driver for growth and that investment in data and analytics would be useless without employing people who...

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"2020 will be the beginning of a new decade of development." The UAE cabinet has approved a zero-deficit federal budget of 61 billion dirhams ($16.61 billion) for the fiscal year 2020 on Tuesday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler...

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5.27 million passengers carried to date on joint network to, and through, Dubai Dubai, UAE, 28 October 2019 – Over 5.27 million passengers have benefitted from seamless connectivity on the Emirates and flydubai network since both Dubai-based airlines begun their partnership in October...

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Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar laughs off Damac comments, saying he is focused on growth Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar has hit out over claims from rival developer Damac that the company continues to “dump” properties on the market – and that all new home construction in Dubai should...

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