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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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UAE ministry cuts prices of some medicines

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has announced the reduction of the prices of select medicines following a collaboration with the international pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis. The move comes as part of the ministry’s periodic reviews conducted in cooperation with global organisations to re-price medicines to support patients and …

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GCC’s insurance sector poised for strong growth in next five years

Insurance industry across the GCC is poised for strong growth during the next five years, thanks to the huge economic diversification programme undertaken by governments, supportive population dynamics and changing regulations that have introduced mandatory health insurance cover in many countries, according to a recent forecast by Alpen Capital. The …

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