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Entrepreneurs invited to showcase ideas

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) announced on Tuesday plans for its first ever Arab Innovation Forum, offering a platform for institutions, experts and entrepreneurs to come together and showcase their innovations. The organisers of the event, which will take place from February 26 to 28 at …

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Another UAE civilian flight intercepted by Qatar

The UAE is looking into legal measures that it can take at the International Civil Aviation Organisation and other relevant organisations after a second civil aircraft was intercepted by Qatari fighter jets as it was landing in Bahrain’s International Airport. The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority said that flight was …

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UAE denies it violated Qatari airspace

The UAE has denied a Qatari claim that its airspace was violated by an Emirates’ military aircraft in December. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash tweeted on Friday: “The Qatari complaint about the UAE’s violation of its airspace is untrue and confused; we are working to …

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SMEs a key focus for Dubai Expo

Expo 2020 Dubai’s three key themes are mobility, sustainability and opportunity. Tied in to all three of those are its emphasis on supporting start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In addition to Expo’s commitment to support fledgling start-ups worldwide through its ExpoLive project, and its commitment to allocate at …

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Will registration fees in Abu Dhabi reduced

The ‘wills’ registration office in the capital where many non-Muslim residents register their wills, has reduced the registration charges from Dh5,500 to Dh950 from December. Though, the service charge was only Dh500 when the service started in August but from November, the office revised the service fee and started charging …

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New federal standards for shawarma joints

Shawarma joints across the country will now have to adhere to new standards issued by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma). Esma announced on Saturday that it was enforcing new federal standards that would tighten controls at all stages of preparing the region’s most popular fast-food item. According …

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Ajman offers pearl diving journey

The experience of pearl diving, a centuries-old tradition of Emirati culture, is now available in Ajman for citizens, residents and tourists. Abdul Aziz Bin Humaid Foundation in cooperation with Rahal Travel and Tours, a subsidiary of the Ajman Holding Group, has announced the launch of the Ajman Pearl Journey, which …

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