Tuesday , January 24 2017

RTA denies involvement in Careem fare increase

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says it has nothing to do with the fare increase recently imposed by Careem. It released a statement after the online limo service provider informed customers that a fee would be applied on all trips booked through the app. The notice says that as ...

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UAE to lead economic growth in Arabian Gulf

The UAE is expected to lead the economic growth in the Arabian Gulf this year. That’s according to a recent report by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), which explained that this comes amid higher spending prompted by recovering oil prices. Though the region is heavily dependent on oil, ...

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Abu Dhabi to help feed 520 million people by 2030

Abu Dhabi will play a leading role in the goal set to feed 520 million people by 2030. That’s according to officials who spoke at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture following the launch of the MENA Food Production 2030 initiative. This also underlines the UAE’s commitment to drive ...

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UAE tops list of Halal travel destinations

The UAE has topped a list of travel destinations with the most developed Halal ecosystems. That’s according to the Thomas Reuters 2016-2017 Global Islamic Economy Report, which assessed countries on four criteria. This included inbound Muslim travel, quality of Halal-friendly ecosystems, awareness drives and the sector’s contribution to employment. Officials ...

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Massive solar panels installed on Dubai rooftop

A massive first-of-its-kind rooftop solar panel system has been installed at a building in Dubai today. The 315 kW installation on top of the ABB Solar building in Al Quoz was built in line with the Shams Dubai initiative launched by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Earlier, the ...

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Fewer properties likely to be handed over in Dubai in 2017

Fewer properties are likely to be handed over in Dubai this year than originally projected by developers. That’s according to Propertyfinder Group, who says they expect around 15,000 residential units to be given, which is half of what industry consultants have scheduled. Meanwhile tenants will likely see a decrease in ...

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