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Financial literacy programme for kids to be launched in Dubai

It’s never too early to teach children about the value of money. A programme called Kid’s Finance Initiative is set to kick off in Dubai next month, aiming to teach young ones about budgeting, investing, debts and entrepreneurship. It targets children aged nine to 14 and will consist of classes ...

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Dubai to release economic outlook report twice a year

Dubai will be releasing an economic outlook report twice a year – one in January and another one in October. That’s according to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates and Chairman of the Dubai Economic Development Committee. Speaking at the UAE Economic Outlook ...

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Dubai Police confiscated more than 1,200 vehicles in 2016

Dubai Police confiscated more than 1,200 vehicles last year in a bid to crack down on reckless driving. That’s according to officials, who say that one man paid Dubai Traffic Police AED100,000 to have his car released from authorities before it was scheduled. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al ...

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All UAE villas to get wireless fire detectors by 2018

All villas in the UAE will be installed with wireless fire detectors by 2018, helping civil defence teams to rush to the scene quicker in the event of a fire. That’s according to officials, who said the technology has already been applied across villas in Sharjah. Ahmed Pauwels heads Messe ...

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Dubai Water Canal gets maritime fire stations

The Dubai Civil Defence will soon be opening maritime fire stations along the Dubai Water Canal. Officials say the new stations will help them achieve a quicker response time in the case of a fire or other emergencies. A model of the maritime fire station will be displayed in this ...

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DEWA’s new HQ to feature massive roof of solar panels

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) new headquarters, set to be completed in 2019, will feature a massive solar powered roof. Unveiled at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the building is part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative, which allows building owners to install solar panels on their properties. Noora Ahmed ...

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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils Sustainability Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai has revealed details about their Sustainability Pavilion. The structure will be located in the heart of the 4.38 square km site in Dubai South and will act as a science ‘Exploratorium’ after Expo’s April 2021 closure. Marjan Faraidooni is the Vice-President of Legacy Impact and Development for ...

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HH Sheikh Ahmed says Dubai witnessed 2.7% economic growth in 2016

Dubai’s economy witnessed a 2.7% growth over the last year despite the decline in oil prices. That’s according to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates and chairman of the Dubai Economic Development Committee. He added that the emirate will be expecting a 3.1% ...

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