April 2024 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

April 30, 2024 no comments 204
The NCEMA said it had held meetings with various departments to ensure preparedness for the oncoming unstable weather conditions The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has warned of an oncoming unstable weather condition set to hit the UAE from Wednesday, May 1. The NCM notified...

April 30, 2024 no comments 189
Climate change linked to global warming is the more obvious answer for the UAE floods say scientists who have been studying changing weather patterns This month more than a year’s worth of rain fell in a day on the Arabian Peninsula, one of the world’s driest regions. Desert cities...

April 29, 2024 no comments 165
New insurance and reinsurance company registrations surged by 20 per cent in 2023, including the first re-domiciliation of a Guernsey-based captive The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) registered a 23 per cent year-on-year (YOY) growth in gross written premiums to a record...

April 28, 2024 no comments 153
Dubai’s RTA has endorsed a plan to construct dedicated lanes for buses and taxis extending 13.1 km on six key streets Just over 13 km of dedicated bus and taxi lanes are set to be built on six streets in Dubai, says the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). On Sunday, the RTA...

April 28, 2024 no comments 158
Al Maktoum Airport will ultimately be the world’s largest, reaching up to 260 million passengers per year All operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Al Garhoud will fully shift to Al Maktoum International (AMI) in the coming years, says His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin...

April 27, 2024 no comments 216
The seagliders will serve routes of up to 180 miles (300km) with existing battery technology and up to 500 miles (800 km) with next-gen batteries The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has announced a strategic collaboration with REGENT, a pioneer in electric seaglider technology, to...

April 27, 2024 no comments 165
Several construction projects in the UAE will be affected, with huge potential for delays and damage to ongoing works The UAE was hit by record rains on April 16, the worst storm since record-keeping began in the country with more than a year’s worth of rain falling over the course of...

April 26, 2024 no comments 174
Statevolt will occupy a site spanning 60 hectares in RAKEZ, and is anticipated to generate up to 2,500 direct jobs Statevolt, a US headquartered green industrialisation company, announced plans earlier this month to construct a new state-of-the-art, technology-agnostic battery cell...

April 26, 2024 no comments 170
Archer seeks to transform urban travel, replacing 60- to 90-minute commutes by car with estimated 10- to 20-minute electric air taxi flights Flying taxi maker Archer Aviation has signed a multi-million dollar framework agreement to accelerate its planned commercial air taxi operations...

April 26, 2024 no comments 174
The agreement aims to develop a full air taxi ecosystem, including training, infrastructure and flight operations, as well as a manufacturing presence in Abu Dhabi Joby Aviation, a company that develops all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, has inked a strategic...

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