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  • UAE leads charge in Middle East M&A rally during Q4

       January 28, 2018     
    With the UAE dominating both inbound and outbound mergers and acquisition deals by volume, the Middle East region recorded a rally in M&A activities in the last quarter of 2017 reflecting the sustained investor appetite, the latest report by global law firm Baker McKenzie reveals. While the overall global deal volumes rose slightly by three
  • Where to spot 'super blood blue moon' in UAE on Jan 31

       January 28, 2018     
    A cosmic event not seen in 36 years - a rare "super blood blue moon" - may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events - an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. "It's an astronomical trifecta," said Kelly Beatty, a senior e
  • Sheikh Mohamed, Hamdan join 'Walk Together' march

       January 27, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today joined community members in the 'Walk Together' march, organised by the Higher Committee for the Special Olympics World Games 2019, at the Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi. The in
  • UAE among top for talent globally

       January 27, 2018     
    The UAE is the only country from the Middle East to figure among the top 20 nations in the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), and is ahead of Germany, Japan and France in the list that ranks Switzerland No.1. The GTCI report found that Singa
  • Why millionaires love UAE

       January 25, 2018     
    Led by Dubai, the UAE continues to be a magnet for the high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in 2017 with more than 5,000 millionaires mainly from India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria making the emirate as their second home. Andrew Amoils, head of research at New World Wealth, revealed that the total wealth held in the UAE is $925 billion (Dh3.4 trillion) by private individuals - this i
  • Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed's emotional meeting with Emirati elder

       January 25, 2018     
    An Emirati elder's meeting with royalty in Abu Dhabi is winning hearts online for his humility. An elderly citizen's meeting with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces - at a palace - has gone viral on social media for the humility and respect Sheikh Mohamed showed for the man. In the brief video clip,
  • Best spots to watch Dubai Shopping Festival closing fireworks

       January 24, 2018     
    Al Seef, La Mer and The Beach will simultaneously mark the end of the 23rd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a spectacular firework show on January 27, Tuesday. Throughout the month-long shopping festival, the destinations have been offering s
  • Sheikh Mohammed meets Aga Khan in Dubai

       January 24, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today received Aga Khan IV, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, in the presence of Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed and Aga Khan exchanged views on a number of humanitarian issues and ways of boost
  • UAE to set up independent human rights committee

       January 23, 2018     
    The UAE on Monday said it will set up an independent national human rights committee, on the basis of the internationally-accepted Paris Principles, and that a comprehensive national human rights plan will be developed. The announcements were made in a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as part of the Universal Periodic Review process. The report also pres

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