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Dubai Airports to implement smart immigration for visitors

Passengers may one day be able to fly in and out of Dubai without any paper documents. That’s the hope of Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths, who told ARN that technology like smart gates and the Smart UAE Wallet will help make physical travel documents obsolete. He says the move ...

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Emirates Airline considers entering Saudi charter market

Emirates Airline is looking at the possibility of entertaining Saudi Arabia’s growing demand for charter flights. That’s according to their President Tim Clark, who has been speaking with reporters at the sidelines of the Paris Airshow. After cutting back on services to the USA since last month, he said they’re ...

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Etihad chauffeur services no longer free in cities outside UAE

Etihad Airways passengers will now have to pay for services that were previously free of charge. The Abu Dhabi carrier has announced that passengers will need to pay ‘specially negotiated rates’ to avail its chauffeur services in cities outside the UAE capital. The changes will be implemented from July 3, ...

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Fujairah to release almost all impounded vehicles for Eid

Authorities in Fujairah will release almost all impounded vehicles back to their owners to mark the Eid holidays. According to the emirate’s police force, all cars that have been held by officials will be returned except those whose drivers have committed dangerous offences. The initiative is part of the UAE’s ...

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Mobile clinics to help with early detection of chronic diseases

Mobile clinics are touring the UAE as part of a medical mission to help the underprivileged. It’s part of the Zayed Giving Initiative’s latest campaign to provide free diagnostic and therapeutic services for the early detection of chronic diseases. The convoys have set off from Abu Dhabi and will reach ...

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WhatsApp calls start working in UAE

Whatsapp calls have started working in the UAE. Residents reported that they could use VoIP-based free voice and video-calling feature on chatting platform using du or Etisalat networks within the UAE. ARN News Centre is in touch with the Telecommunication Regulation Authority (TRA) regarding the latest developments.

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Heritage and culture vital for economic development

Culture and heritage is vital for driving economic development. That’s according to Nabeela Al Shamsi, UAE Consul General in Hong Kong, who was speaking as guest of honour at the opening of the World Skills convention 2017. She added that the UAE will be the first country in the Middle ...

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UAE sets up International Institute for Tolerance

Two new initiatives have been launched in the UAE to promote the values of peace and coexistence. This follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. An International Institute for Tolerance has been established ...

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