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  • Sheikh Hamdan attends Dubai Police Academy graduation

       January 10, 2018     
    Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, on Tuesday attended the graduation ceremony of the 25th batch of student cadet officers of the Dubai Police Academy. The ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Air Authority and chairman of Emirates Group; Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin
  • UAE growth to accelerate in 2018

       January 10, 2018     
    The UAE economy is geared to grow at an accelerated pace at 3.9 per cent in 2018, the Ministry of Economy said on Tuesday. Citing a forecast by the UAE Central Bank, Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Economy, said government investment in infrastructure projects and growth in foreign trade would spur gross domestic prod
  • Emirates, Etihad among safest airlines for 2018

       January 9, 2018     
    Dubai: Emirates and Etihad Airways have been named among the safest airlines on earth, according to an annual study of the world’s biggest airlines. According to AirlineRatings, the two UAE-based carriers are among the “who’s who” in the aviation industry for 2018 and are leading the charge in terms of safety, innovation and fleet e
  • Artist visits Dubai just to meet Maradona, gift sketches

       January 9, 2018     
    Unlike thousands of tourists who come to the UAE every year for sightseeing and leisure activities, 57-year-old Shailendra Khairnar came to the country with a focus - to meet football legend, Diego Maradona. Khairnar's goal was to gift Maradona an extraordinary book of 25 dot sketches he made of the sporting superstar. He has created each image using the m
  • 70% of UAE's VAT revenue to be used by local governments

       January 8, 2018     
    Chairing the cabinet meeting on Sunday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved the distribution of revenue from value-added tax (VAT) and said local government would receive 70
  • UAE ranked 4th globally in terms of skyscrapers

       January 8, 2018     
    Known for its skyscrapers and great architecture, Dubai continues to add on its long list of skyscrapers with three out of five tallest buildings completed in 2017 were in Dubai, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) report. Overall, UAE saw
  • RTA launches 20 initiatives for Year of Zayed

       January 7, 2018     
    Dubai: The auction of a distinguished number plate — Z 1971 — dedicated in honour of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, will be among a series of 20 initiatives launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to mark the Y
  • No small change even in UAE banks and hypermarkets

       January 7, 2018     
    Dubai: It’s not only the small shops that don’t have small change — 1 fil, 5 fils, and 10 fils — but even some big supermarkets and banks in Dubai,Gulf News can reveal. The issue of not getting the small change back is getting public a
  • Dewa first UAE govt utility to join UNGC sustainability initiative

       January 6, 2018     
    The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) - the world's biggest corporate sustainability initiative - becoming the first UAE government utility to join the initiative and adopt its 10 basic principles in the fields of human rights,
  • UAE leaders congratulate Oman on Gulf Cup win

       January 6, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; congratulated Oman on their 23rd Gulf Cup victory. Taking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: "Congratulations to the Sultanate of

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