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Abu Dhabi will soon be home to one of the largest water desalination plants in the world. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has announced that the AED 4.4 billion project will be in operation by October 2021. It will be located at the Al Taweelah Power Complex and will produce 200 million […]

More than 16,000 new companies became members of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2017. The 8 per cent year-on-year increase brings its total membership to 217,000, making it one of the world’s largest membership-based chambers of commerce. Dubai Chamber’s exports and re-exports also grew 2 per cent to reach AED 277 billion […]

More than three million people benefited from initiatives held by Dubai Police during the ‘Year of Giving’. In total, the emirate’s police force launched close to 110 humanitarian projects and events last year. The initiatives ranged from social awareness campaigns to activities which established the concept of social responsibility among residents, especially young people. A […]

The Emirates Association for Human Rights has called on the International Civil Aviation Organisation to conduct an investigation in to the interception of two UAE civilian aircrafts by Qatari fighter jets. In a statement, the EAHR said the incident threatened the lives of civilians and spread fear among them. They’ve also called the interception of […]

Dubai now has the first unfenced desert conservation reserve in the country. It was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Spanning more than 40 hectares of shrub land and fertile area, the Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is home to […]

The Emirates has responded to Qatari allegations at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The UAE Permanent Mission has refuted Qatar’s claims that a UAE military aircraft entered its airspace. The ministry condemned Qatar’s tactic to escalate tensions, calling upon the country to follow international laws and customs.


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