Abu Dhabi plans to reduce energy consumption by 2030, here’s how

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy unveils strategy which aims to reduce electricity consumption by up to 22% and water consumption by 32%. The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) on Tuesday unveiled a new strategy which aims to reduce electricity consumption by up to 22 percent and water consumption by 32 percent by 2030. The[...]

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Over a 150 women register for Federal National Council elections in UAE

The final day for the registration of applications for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections saw 98 applications, taking the total figure up to 555, including 200 from women. The total number of applications in Abu Dhabi amounted to 155, while Dubai saw 98, and Sharjah 127. Ajman received 32 applications, Umm Al Quwain had[...]

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The largest Middle Eastern Bank, begins British Take Over

Optivo, one of the largest social housing providers in the UK, has secured a revolving credit facility worth £50 million ($60.6 million) from the UAE's largest bank. The three-year deal with the UK unit of First Abu Dhabi Bank is part of a £200 million financial boost for Optivo as it looks to build 4,850[...]

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Africa poses many challenges for the continent and for UAE carriers.

Africa is an important market for Gulf airlines, but they face some security, safety and infrastructure challenges. Earlier this month, a delegation from the Arab Civil Aviation Organisation (ACAO) met with their African counterparts from the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) during a meeting in Abu Dhabi. The gathering was attended by Saif Mohammed Al[...]

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Comedy Central invades the Arab Region promoting innovative Stories!

Comedy Central Arabia hopes to expand its production of stand-up in the region and is working with local comedy clubs to identify emerging talents, according to Tracey Grant, VP of content and channels for Viacom International Media Networks in the Middle East. Viacom International is the company that oversees the production, broadcasting and promotion of[...]

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Britain sends another Warship to the Gulf Region amid Tensions

Britain will send a second warship to the Gulf, officials said Friday, temporarily deploying two vessels near Tehran's waters as tensions surge after armed Iranian boats threatened a British oil tanker. Government officials said the move was part of a pre-planned rotation and was meant to ensure a continued British naval presence in one of[...]

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The Prince of Sharjah is Dead!

The Court of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday mourned the death of Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, the son of the ruler, who passed away on Monday in the UK. In a statement carried by state news agency WAM, the Ruler’s Court expressed its deepest[...]

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Liam Fox says UK eyes free trade deals with gulf countries after Brexit

Secretary of State for International Trade hails trade relations between the GCC and the UK. The UK will explore the possibility of free trade agreements with individual countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after leaving the European Union, a senior British government official said on Thursday. Speaking to state news agency WAM, Dr Liam[...]

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SURVEY- 59% of Arab Youths View America as an Enemy Since Trump

Saudi Arabia was deemed to have seen its influence in the region increase this year. The number of Arab young people who view the United States as an enemy has risen since President Donald Trump was elected in 2017, according to the results of the latest ASDA’A BCW Arab Youth Survey. The results of the[...]

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UAE bannes Non-Tax Paying Cigarette Companies

Imports of cigarettes into the UAE that do not bear digital tax stamps will be prohibited from Wednesday, according to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). The authority added in a statement that it will be illegal to sell any unmarked cigarette packs in local markets from August 1. The step is part of the timeline[...]

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