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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India’s PM is honored With the Order of Zayed by the UAE

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday honoured Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the UAE’s highest civilian award. The honour was in recognition of Modi’s pivotal role in building the strategic relationship between the two countries. The award was conferred on Modi by the Abu Dhabi crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin[...]

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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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Singaporean Group Standard Chartered plan Middle East Investments

Affirma Capital, the private equity spin-off of Standard Chartered, plans to complete at least one acquisition in the Middle East and Africa over the next year. The Singapore-based emerging markets group is targeting deals between $25 million and $100 million in the region where consumer spending is on the rise, according to Taimoor Labib, Affirma’s[...]

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Dubai Private Jet Company will start Flying Electric Jets by Next Year!

Electric private planes could be flying over the skies of the UAE as soon as next year as part of a partnership between Dubai-headquartered Jetex Flight Support and US start-up Wright Electric, according to Jetex CEO Adel Mardini. The partnership, first announced last year, will see Jetex install electric charging infrastructure for electric jets in[...]

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Profits Rise for Etisalat as they Launch 5G Data Usage!

UAE-based telecoms operator Etisalat on Tuesday reported a 3.1 percent rise in net profit to AED4.4 billion ($1.2 billion) for the first six months of 2019. Revenues for first half of 2019 reached AED25.9 billion while the company's subscriber base totalled 143 million representing a year-on-year increase of 2 percent. Etisalat, which launched a smartphone[...]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a disaster for the Middle East!

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative leader and British prime minister on Tuesday. Johnson and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt have been jostling to win a month-long bid to be the new Conservative leader after Theresa May’s resignation following her failed Brexit bid, but Johnson is seen as a clear favourite. The outcome[...]

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Dubai company becomes first to launch a 5G router in the UAE

Slow browsing speeds are a thing of the past, according to Dubai-based telecom operator Du after launching the UAE’s first 5G-ready WiFi router. The wireless 5G terminal device from ZTE is available to customers with zero upfront, starting from AED210 per month, Du's parent, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said in a statement. The ZTE[...]

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Saudi Arabia about to reduce Female Constricting Laws!

Saudi Arabia is reportedly planning to relax its male guardianship laws to allow women to travel without requiring permission. The move would end guardianship laws pertaining to travel for men and women over 18 years old, allowing them to leave the country without the consent of a designated male family member, the Wall Street Journal[...]

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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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You won’t believe what Dubai Bar offers Overweight Women!!

A Dubai bar is set to run a new promotion offering female customers free drinks depending on how much they weigh, according to a report by Time Out Dubai. The Fusion Club, located in the Cassells Al Barsha hotel near Sheikh Zayed Road, will be running the promotion from Wednesday, July 10 until Saturday August[...]

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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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