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As the UAE marked the three-year countdown to Expo 2020 this week, the combined value of development projects has touched US$33 billion (AED 121 billion). The figures were released by research and intelligence provider, BNC Network. Projects include transport infrastructure, such as the expansion of the Dubai Metro line to connect to the Expo site, […]

The UAE is taking major steps towards establishing a sustainable and low carbon economy. That’s according to His Excellency Dr. Thani Bin Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, the UAE’s Minister of Climate Change. The Emirates aims to get half of all its energy needs from clean sources by 2050, while reducing residential energy consumption by 40 per […]

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Thursday said the new cabinet ministers will help the country develop knowledge, science and research at the highest level. The UAE has a new Minister of Artificial Intelligence. Twenty-seven-year-old Omar Bin Sultan’s appointment comes after he […]

A number of new ministers have been appointed to the UAE government’s cabinet. The announcements have been made on social media by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The appointments include 27-year-old Omar Bin Sultan who is the new State Minister of […]

The 30×30 Dubai Fitness Challenge begins on Saturday as more than 1,000 people are expected to line-up for the fourth running of the Desert Warrior Challenge at Dubailand. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Desert Warrior Challenge will be an official qualifying event for the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships. The first three […]

The region’s biggest-ever airspace restructuring project will soon be implemented in the UAE, with benefits for airlines, passengers and the environment. It’s coming into effect on December 7, and follows years of extensive analysis, development and collaboration. The Director General of the General Civil Aviation Authority, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, told the ARN News Centre […]

Hatta is bracing itself for the arrival of 5,000 fitness fans as they take on the XDubai Spartan Race on November 10. Organised by Dubai Sports Council (DSC), it’ll be the first Spartan Middle East Championship with more than AED 183,000 prize money on offer in the regional championship. Obstacles typically include climbing seven-foot walls […]

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will announce a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday. In a tweet on his official account, Sheikh Mohammed wrote, “We will announce today a reshuffle of the UAE Cabinet, to infuse fresh blood into our ranks, stimulate positive change […]

Sharjah Police have announced a 50 per cent discount on traffic fines if violators decide to settle them before the end of December. All traffic fines accumulated until October 18 will be covered under this scheme. Black points during this period will also be cleared.  The move is part of the police force’s celebration of […]

The number of people investing in off-plan properties in Dubai is increasing, with the value of transactions topping AED 4 billion in Q3. That’s according to the latest report by Chestertons MENA, which also shows that completed unit transactions have been negatively affected. Ivana Gazivoda Vucinic, Head of Advisory and Research, explains why buying off-plan […]

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