February 2023 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 28, 2023 no comments 363
UAE schools will adopt new style of exams for key subjects The UAE has made changes to the way exams are undertaken in schools across the country. Starting on February 27 and until March 3, exams in UAE schools will trial the use of digital technology for exams. The Emirates...

February 28, 2023 no comments 375
Sultan Al Neyadi was initially expected to embark on his first space mission today An attempt to launch NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station will take place later this week. The next available launch attempt will be on Thursday, March 2, at 12.34am EST,...

February 27, 2023 no comments 372
UAE Winter tourism campaign saw 1.4m domestic tourists in latest edition The UAE “World’s Coolest Winter” campaign raised the revenues of hotels to $490m (AED1.8bn), compared to $408m (AED1.5bn) in its second edition, marking an increase of 20 percent. The campaign promoted...

February 27, 2023 no comments 444
The agreements were signed at the third Higher Committee meeting of the Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development, held in Amman on February 26 Companies from the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain have signed industrial agreements, with an investment value crossing $2bn....

February 25, 2023 no comments 483
The partnership aims to build and operate strategic earth observation capabilities within the UAE Abu Dhabi G42-owned Bayanat and UAE’s Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) have signed a preliminary agreement to develop an in-country space programme. We’re partnering...

February 25, 2023 no comments 418
UAE invites overstaying visitors and residents to come forward without fear The UAE is offering to support visitors and residents facing visa problems in the country. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) has created a pop-up at Deira City Centre where...

February 25, 2023 no comments 402
When fully operational, the plant will prevent 22.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the start of commercial operations of Unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear energy plant. The commencement of operations will add...

February 24, 2023 no comments 372
Dubai real estate deals almost reached a billion dollars in a single day on Thursday Dubai’s real estate market recorded more than $881m of property deals on Thursday, according to data from the city land department. The transactions included 508 sales, worth AED1.33bn ($362m), in...

February 24, 2023 no comments 400
ADNOC is selling a 4 per cent stake in ADNOC Gas, with each of the 3.07 billion shares being offered at between Dhs2.25 and 2.43 ADNOC, the UAE’s national oil company, wants to raise up to $2bn from its natural gas business in what is set to be the largest initial public offering so...

February 24, 2023 no comments 373
The ambitious development project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the region and aims to link the seven emirates with a main railway network Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed the...

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