Tuesday, March 28, 2017



UAE pledges AED200 million to combat terrorism and crime

The UAE has pledged AED197 million for INTERPOL projects designed to combat global crime and terrorism. This comes ahead of the first Unity for Security Forum which gets underway in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, March 28. The Forum will bring together ministers, senior government officials, and representatives from the private ...

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UAE artist on Antarctic Biennale

UAE artist Abdullah Al Saadi is among an international team on the Antarctic Biennale. The 12-day expedition from Argentina to the Antarctic brings together artists, scientists, and technology experts to generate art and dialogue around shared spaces like the Antarctica, the ocean, and outer space. The expedition, which features activities ...

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Foundation complete on Dubai’s planned tallest tower

Construction on Dubai’s newest record-breaking skyscraper is moving to the next stage. Foundation work has been completed on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which plans to reach 928 metres, 100 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa. The foundation pile of the Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding project was tested ...

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Employers told to provide health insurance for staff as deadline looms

Employers and sponsors who do not provide mandatory health insurance for employees and dependents will face fines starting April 1. That’s according to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), which says the minimum requirement of an essential benefits plan costs AED 584 on average, 5% below the average price last year. ...

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Etihad Airways reassures passengers about US travel ban on devices

Etihad Airways is reassuring passengers that they will minimise disruptions following the introduction of a new US travel directive on electronic devices. Since Saturday, those travelling to America from the UAE have not been permitted to carry electronic devices larger than a smartphone or mobile into the aircraft cabin. The ...

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Entrepreneurship competition offers up to AED 1 million in prizes

Emirati entrepreneurs can compete to win AED 100,000 through a new competition by Dubai SME. The total prize money from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SME will be AED 1 million, with 10 winners awarded AED 100,000 each. The initiative, which aims to promote a culture of entrepreneurship, will ...

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UAE gender pay gap could close by 2066: Study

UAE women show a greater interest than men in aspiring to senior leadership positions, but are unlikely to reach pay parity until 2066 at the very earliest. Those are two of the findings from a survey by Accenture on gender equality in the Middle East. Researchers say women need to ...

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Dubai Municipality to develop mobility device for disabled

Dubai Municipality is planning to develop a personal mobility device for people with disabilities. They’ve taken a cue from Honda Motor Company, who presented its personal mobility device – UNI-CUB Beta – at a Dubai future accelerators event recently. The tool reportedly helps people with disability move around freely. This ...

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