Saturday, April 29, 2017



Dar Al Ber Society completes 16 humanitarian global projects in Q1

The Dar Al Ber Society has completed 16 charitable initiatives abroad during the first quarter of the year. The projects included construction of mosques, arrangement of distributing copies of the Holy Quran, building water wells and reservoirs, giving allowances to productive families and other charity projects. Over 42 emergency relief ...

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Adult vaccination a priority during World Immunisation Week

Health authorities in Dubai are focusing on vaccinating adults during the ongoing World Immunisation Week. Doctors recommend the pneumococcal vaccine for people aged 60 or older, smokers, and those suffering from conditions including diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Dr. Hanadi Allauz is the Head of the Curative Services Programme Section ...

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Warner Bros Theme Park in Dubai almost 60% complete: Miral CEO

The Warner Bros Theme Park being developed on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is almost 60% complete and on track to open next year. The Abu Dhabi developer behind the multi-billion dirham project, Miral Asset Management, also told ARN they’ll be announcing an opening date very soon. The destination will ...

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Supersonic passenger jets could soon be part of UAE airlines fleet

A US-based company that’s building supersonic passenger jets is looking at partnering with UAE airlines to bring its aircraft to the market. Boom unveiled its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a prototype aircraft, at the Dubai Future Foundation on Monday. The company claims its jets will significantly reduce the travel time between ...

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There’s an oversupply of restaurants in Dubai: Atlantis COO

“There isn’t an oversupply of hotels in Dubai, there’s an oversupply of restaurants.” That’s the word from the COO of one of the emirate’s most iconic hospitality destinations. Recent reports share this sentiment saying occupancy rates in Q1 2017 are up year on year at almost 87%. Serge Zaalof, Chief ...

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DTCM uses gamification to get more tourists in

Dubai Tourism is using gamification to bring in more visitors to the emirate. DTCM have launched a computer-based game called ‘Dubai expert’ that challenges travel agents to come up with unique experiences for different types of travelers. Michael Petrillose is the Academic Director of Dubai College of Tourism and was ...

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Passenger traffic up 29.5% at Dubai World Central

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew an impressive 29.5% during the first quarter of 2017. That’s according to Dubai Airports, which revealed that more than 334,000 passengers passed through the facility during this period. Airport officials are also expecting to surpass the 1 million passenger mark for the ...

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‘Think then Cross’ initiative launched for pedestrian safety

Authorities have launched ‘Think then Cross’, an initiative to ensure the safety of pedestrians when crossing streets. This comes as Dubai Police officials recorded a total number of 357 accidents last year of people being run over. Statistics show that 49 people died and 377 were injured due to jaywalking. ...

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UAE real estate sector to assess impact of VAT

Real estate companies in the UAE are assessing the impact of valued added tax (VAT) on buyers and sellers when it will be introduced next year. Steve Morgan, Senior Partner at Cluttons, explains how VAT will be applied to properties. Listen in Meanwhile, according to the Dubai Property Market Report ...

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