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Alberta, UAE to broaden ties

The government of Alberta province in Canada will be opening a representative office in the UAE to broaden ties between the two countries. The announcement came during the visit of the UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazroui to the oil rich region of Alberta earlier this month. “We welcome this …

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More and more Chinese make UAE their home

As the UAE continues to strengthen its relations with China, more and more Chinese expatriates continue to make the emirates their home, opening businesses and creating a vibrant Chinese community in the country. An estimated 200,000 Chinese currently reside in the UAE with more than 4,000 Chinese companies operating in …

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UAE on course to achieve Mars Mission

The UAE Space Agency celebrated its fourth anniversary on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, with the agency confirming that the UAE’s ambitious Mars Hope Mission remains on track for 2020. Created in 2014, the UAE Space Agency is tasked with developing the country’s space sector through a number of initiatives including …

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Over 13,000 cars recalled in UAE

Car dealers in Dubai are recalling thousands of old and new vehicles in the UAE, following a directive from the Ministry of Economy. Between June and July this year alone, more than 13,000 sedans and sports utility vehicles have been included in a safety recall campaign due to a number …

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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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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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