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  • Leave your cars at home in UAE today

       February 4, 2018     
    Residents of Dubai, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman will ditch their vehicles today in line with the annual Car Free Day campaign. The ninth edition of the Dubai initiative will see hundreds of government departments, institutions and officials of the three other emirates leaving their cars behind in a gesture that protects the environment and reduces carbon footprint. Hussein
  • UAE employees to get salary increase in 2018: Report

       February 4, 2018     
    Executives from sales and marketing and professionals from legal and finance sectors will likely be the most in demand in the UAE this year with the best salary hikes expected for the professionals in the latter sectors, a new report has said. "Sales professionals will remain in demand as businesses expand their markets to overcome the local challenging economic conditions. Fintech and
  • Lower rents bring relief for UAE residents

       February 3, 2018     
    Look at the larger picture. VAT may have curbed household spending, but rents are down and so is the cost of living. It's more affordable to live in the UAE than last year. And we have the numbers to prove it.. Global data service provider Numbeo's Cost of Living Index
  • Sheikh Mohammed makes surprise visit to Global Village Dubai

       February 3, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, paid a surprise visit to Global Village in Dubai on Friday. Sheikh Mohammed toured several pavilions belonging to the village's 75 participating countries, including Kuwaiti, Yemeni, Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand and various African nations. The Ruler praised its role in
  • Mohammad receives Transport Authority delegation

       February 1, 2018     
    Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday received a delegation from the Federal Transport Authority (FTA), on the occasion of the UAE winning a Category
  • This UAE industry is in the pink of health

       February 1, 2018     
    The UAE's healthcare industry is on an upward growth trajectory, bolstered by a growing number of industry-specific investments from several public and private entities. With its vision to develop world-class healthcare infrastructure, expertise and services, the UAE government is extensively expanding and upgrading its healthcare systems to match international standards. According to r
  • First reactor at UAE's Barakah Plant 'almost ready'

       January 31, 2018     
    The first reactor at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant - the UAE's first nuclear power station - is almost ready, a top official said on Monday. Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) Director-General Christer Viktorsson said the regulatory body is now reviewing the operating license application made by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah Energy Company to oper
  • Abu Dhabi to launch innovation month

       January 31, 2018     
    Over 100 innovation projects will be presented at the Abu Dhabi Corniche as part of activities to mark the UAE Innovation Month in February. The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) on Monday unveiled Abu Dhabi's initiatives and activities to mark the UAE Innovation Month, which is intended to promote the culture of creative thinking among young people. The ini
  • World's tallest man meets world's smallest woman

       January 30, 2018     
    The world's tallest man has met up with the shortest woman at Egypt's pyramids in a bid to boost the country's struggling tourism industry. Sultan Kosen, a 35-year-old from Turkey, stands 246.5cm (8ft 1in) tall and met with Jyoti Amge from India, who is just 62.8cm (2ft 06in) tall. The pair came together in front of the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Cairo last Friday, striking poses
  • 60% of waste in Dubai will supply power to 120,000 homes

       January 30, 2018     
    Dubai: More than 60 per cent of municipal waste you produce will be converted to electricity that will power 120,000 homes in Dubai by 2020. Dubai Municipality on Monday announced the launch of its long-pending ambitious solid waste-to-energy (WET) project at Warsan

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