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Emirates A380 lands in Pakistan for first time

Emirates’ special one-off A380 flight landed in Islamabad on Sunday with celebrities, officials, diplomats and journalists on board. Arrival of the airline’s iconic double-decker special flight EK2524/EK2525 to Islamabad also made history in Pakistan’s aviation as it was the first A380 to have ever landed in Pakistan. Two Emirates alumni …

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Dubai breaks another world record

Another world record has been broken in Dubai, as a major business hub has recently pieced together the world’s largest puzzle. The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) confirmed on Sunday that it has successfully claimed a new Guinness World Records title for the largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area. In …

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80% of people in UAE are stressed

Experts believe that the stresses of modern life, coupled with the prevalence of chronic conditions, have contributed to a rise in the cases of depression in the UAE. Dr Rasha Abbas (left), consultant psychiatrist and medical director at Camali Clinic for Child and Adult Mental Health, Abu Dhabi, said, “What …

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DEWA adopts cloud-based Predix

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, is using the industry-wide Internet of Things (IoT) platform Predix. Developed by General Electric, GE, the technology enables the connection of machines, data, and people to support DEWA’s digital capabilities and enable it to collect and analyse data in real time, to enhance the …

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Apicorp exits National Petroleum Services

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) announced on Wednesday that it successfully exited from National Petroleum Services (NPS), an oilfield services firm after completing the sale of its 29 per cent equity to Nasdaq listed National Energy Services Reunited Corporation, four years after it made the investment. “Despite challenging market …

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Salem Al Badwawi gets Tolerance Award

Salem Abdullah Bin Nabhan Al Badwawi, an officer of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA), who shot to prominence following his noble gesture of offering his car to a stranded family at Hatta border recently has been awarded the inaugural International Tolerance Award. Al Badwawi’s gesture …

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Trial run for UAE iceberg project in 2019

Leviathan icebergs will be towed from the Antarctic to the UAE’s Fujairah coastline by early 2020 to be melted into pure, polar ice water for humanitarian and commercial distribution, says the Emirati visionary who first proposed the ambitious effort last year. But before large ocean going vessels attempt the 12,000-kilometre …

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New HR law for Dubai government approved

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday approved a new human resources law for Dubai Government. The law recognises the possibility of appointment on the basis of “remote work” and gives people of determination an additional …

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Visa violators must avail UAE amnesty

Come August 1 and lasting for three months thereafter, a general amnesty will come into effect for foreigners and non-residents who have violated the UAE’s residency laws. While full details of the amnesty — dubbed ‘Protect Yourself via Rectifying Your Status’ — have yet to be clarified, Brigadier Saeed Rakan …

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Fuel to become cheaper in July

Motorists will be paying less at the petrol stations in July as the UAE’s fuel price committee has reduced the prices. Petrol will become cheaper by more than two per cent next month, according to an announcement on Thursday. The new per-litre fuel prices for July are: Super 98 Dh2.56 …

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