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  • Indians, Pakistanis top investors in Dubai for new business

       February 13, 2018     
    Dubai remains a major attraction for Indian and Pakistani businesses and entrepreneurs, as they were the top nationalities in terms of starting new businesses in January. According to Dubai Economy figures released on Monday, Egyptians, Jordanians, Britons, Saudis and Chinese were the other top investors last month. Dubai Economy issued 1,638 new licences and gave initial approv
  • Sheikh Mohammed launches Global Happiness Coalition

       February 13, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a 'Global Happiness Coalition'. Six countries have signed up for the coalition so far: UAE, Portugal, Costa Rica, Mexico, K
  • RTA tests world's first autonomous pods in Dubai

       February 12, 2018     
    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, launched the first tests of the world's first autonomous pods on the sidelines of the World Government Summit. The step is part of RTA's efforts under Dubai Future Accelerators initiatives. The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes. They can be coupled
  • Emirati platform in Zayed's name to inspire world

       February 12, 2018     
    To celebrate the birth centenary of the UAE founder and his legacy, a UAE minister announced the launch of a global online platform to share the country's success stories to the world. During a late afternoon session on the first day of the World Government Summit, Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, announced the launch of the global
  • Get connected, save health costs

       February 11, 2018     
    With the global healthcare IT market growing exponentially to meet increasing demand for heathcare services and reduced costs, the GCC region is no different, witnessing a shift towards connected healthcare providers. In a new report titled 'Life science
  • World's next tallest hotel set to open in Dubai

       February 11, 2018     
    Dubai: Shaikh Zayed Road will continue to host the “world’s tallest hotel”, with the opening this week of the Gevora built by the Al Attar Group. The 75-floor structure stands at a height of 356 metres (1,167.98 feet) and has 528 rooms. It is located right near the DIFC cluster and with the Emirates Towers as neighbours. Gevora and the Al Attar Group hope to ta
  • 10 tips for driving safely in fog in the UAE

       February 10, 2018     
    Fog can be a very serious problem as reduced visibility makes spotting driving hazards much harder, if not impossible. Knowing how to deal with foggy conditions is extremely important, so follow our guide. 1. Turn your fog lights on Not all cars come with front fog lights, but all modern cars are equipped with rear fog lights - as it is the law. They are a legal requirem
  • Modi, Robert De Niro to headline World Government Summit in Dubai

       February 10, 2018     
    International leaders and celebrities will lead discussions at the World Government Summit, scheduled to start on Sunday. Under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', the summit will feature Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the guest speaker and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe will give a keynote address. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Mon
  • Car insurance schemes to cover fog-related damages

       February 8, 2018     
    Two new car insurance policies have been rolled out that will cover damages resulting from precipitation or weather conditions, including fog, said Ramez Abu Zeid, chairman of the legal and automobile departments at the Emirates Insurance Association. The first policy relates to third parties - and the second to civil liability, loss of car or damage incurred, a report in Al Ittihad new
  • Grade 12 students, here's your chance to study for free at AUD

       February 8, 2018     
    The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai (AUD), in association with the Dubai Press Club, has launched an investigative journalism competition and a short film competition for grade 12 students. Both categories accept English and Arabic submissions. Ali Jaber, Dean of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Media at AUD, said the first prize in both

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