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DEWA reports significant increase in digital service usage in 2022

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has seen a significant increase in digital service usage for the second year in a row in 2022. [...]

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature returns for 15th edition

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the official opening ceremony of the 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. [...]

Explore the Exciting World of Shooting at Jebel Ali Shooting Club

Jebel Ali Shooting Club" is an exclusive club located in Dubai, offering the best shooting range and coaching services in the Middle East. Know more about [...]

‘Dubai Art Season’ returns with attractive lineups of artistic and musical activities

Dubai Culture has announced the return of Dubai Art Season for the 2023 edition, bringing back a rich agenda of artistic and musical activities highlighting Dubai’s international position and exceptional cultural experiences. [...]

DP World wins bid for major container terminal development in India

DP World has won a major concession to develop, operate and maintain the mega-container terminal at Deendayal port in Gujarat, on the western coast of India. [...]

Aldar to debut in Dubai real estate market

Aldar Properties and Dubai Holding have announced the signing of a binding joint venture agreement to develop new living experiences across prime locations in Dubai. [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Dubai Theme Parks

This guide explores the best theme parks in Dubai. Learn about the different rides and attractions at each park, and get tips for making the most of your Dubai theme park experience. [...]

Dubai Cares reveals vision for COP28's education outcomes

Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), yesterday convened its high-level RewirEd Summit Strategic Partners Meeting to set a united vision for COP28’s education outcomes. [...]

UAE Residents can now pre-order the latest Samsung S23 series at EROS

EROS, a leading retailer and distributor today announced that the latest Samsung Galaxy S23 Series is now available for pre-order along with freebies worth AED 1800, across all its 12 stores (including Samsung experiential stores) in the UAE and online starting from February 1 to 16, 2023. [...]

Workers who fail to register for mandatory policy by June 30 will be penalized

The UAE government made it mandatory for the federal government and private sector employees to subscribe to the Involuntary Loss of Employment (ILOE) insurance scheme. Failing to subscribe by June 30 will result in a Dh400 penalty for the workers. [...]

Expo City Dubai opens three new attractions

‘Stories of Nation’ exhibitions aim to recreate the event's magic through new experiences. [...]

CBUAE increases base rate by 25 basis points

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has decided to raise the Base Rate applicable to the Overnight Deposit Facility (ODF) by 25 basis points – from 4.4% to 4.65%, effective from Thursday, 02 February 2023. [...]

Women’s Heart Disease Conference of Cardiology will kick off on Feb 3

Emirates Cardiac Society announces the launch of the first of its kind conference in the GCC, “Cardiovascular Disease in Women Conference” in cooperation with the Saudi Group of Women Heart (Saudi Heart Association). [...]

Dubai approves 10-year strategy to develop city’s sports sector

H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, led the first meeting of the Council in 2023 and approved the 2023-2033 strategy for sports sector development. [...]

AEEDC Dubai 2023 kicks open at DWTC

The 27th edition of the annual UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) Dubai, is set to take place for three days next week from February 7th-9th at the Dubai World Trade Centre. [...]

Government News
DEWA reports significant increase in digital service usage in 2022

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has seen a significant increase in digital service usage for the second year in a row in 2022. [...]

Dubai Cares reveals vision for COP28's education outcomes

Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), yesterday convened its high-level RewirEd Summit Strategic Partners Meeting to set a united vision for COP28’s education outcomes. [...]

Workers who fail to register for mandatory policy by June 30 will be penalized

The UAE government made it mandatory for the federal government and private sector employees to subscribe to the Involuntary Loss of Employment (ILOE) insurance scheme. Failing to subscribe by June 30 will result in a Dh400 penalty for the workers. [...]

Dubai approves 10-year strategy to develop city’s sports sector

H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, led the first meeting of the Council in 2023 and approved the 2023-2033 strategy for sports sector development. [...]

GPSSA lines up a series of creative initiatives to mark UAE Innovation Month

The General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) is participating in numerous activities in February 2023 to mark UAE Innovation Month, spreading awareness on the importance of critical thinking and innovation amongst its employees and members of society. [...]

Dubai Culture launches 'Abjed' initiative to enrich Arabic language

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced the launch of ‘Abjed’ initiative, which aims to enrich the dictionaries of the Arabic language with new alternative vocabulary to the most commonly used foreign terms among Arabic speakers in all social and economic fields. [...]

Dubai Airports invites Emiratis to join its emergency services training programme

Dubai Airports has invited young, ambitious, and dynamic Emiratis to enrol in its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme to take up the role as frontline heroes at the world’s busiest international airport. [...]

How to apply for international driving licence in Dubai: Cost, validity & process explained

Can holders of the international permit drive in the UAE? [...]

DEWA reports 5.5% growth in energy demand in 2022

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced that energy demand in Dubai increased in 2022 by around 5.5% compared to 2021. [...]

UAE agrees to increase trade exchanges with Ireland

Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, has highlighted the strong and solid relations shared between the UAE and Ireland with Dara Calleary, Irish Minister of State for Trade Promotion and Digital Transformation. [...]

Emirates Health announces  integration between ‘Riayati’, ‘Malaffi’, and ‘Nabidh’

The UAE health authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), and Dubai Health Authority (DHA), have announced the integration of "Riayati", the National Unified Medical Record (NUMR), "Malaffi" and “Nabidh” platforms. [...]

ICP launches service of entry permit application for residents who stayed outside country for over 6 months

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) announced that it added to its smart channels service for entry permits related to residents who stayed outside the UAE for more than 6 months. [...]

Brand Dubai unveils guide listing outdoor dining experiences in Dubai

A new interactive #DubaiDestinations guide issued by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), invites residents and visitors to discover the city’s thriving outdoor dining scene during the cooler months. [...]

DHA highlights key healthcare investment areas in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted key areas of focus in terms of healthcare investment in Dubai until 2025 at the ongoing Arab Health Exhibition and Congress. [...]

Dubai Culture hosts 'Dubai in the Year 1962' photo exhibition

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in cooperation with the Consulate General of Japan in Dubai, organises a photo exhibition “Dubai in the Year 1962”. [...]

Economic News
India willing to partner with UAE to make it global educational hub: Indian diplomat

Tadu Mamu, Consul (Press Information, Culture and Labour) of the Indian Embassy, who was the chief guest at a global education conclave here, said that the pandemic had unleashed the potential of online learning in a big way that was attracting students. [...]

Dubai announces plan to 'double' economy in next decade

The Gulf emirate's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, unveiled in a series of tweets the Dubai Economic Agenda, dubbed "D33", with targets totalling 32 trillion dirhams ($8.7 trillion). The plan would "double the size of Dubai's economy in the next decade and consolidate its position among the top three… [...]

Rags to Riches: Indian driver in Dubai wins over Rs 33cr in lottery

Ogula created history with a unique rags-to-riches tale by becoming the first person to win the grand prize of Emirates Draw's AED 15 million. The 31-year-old Indian national, who hails from a village in southern India, came to the UAE four years ago in search of a better life. [...]

India, UAE want to use their relationship to shape changing world: EAM Jaishankar

"The fact that we were able to conclude the comprehensive economic cooperation agreement so quickly and has led to such effective results thereafter, speaks really volumes for the relationship. We're now moving into new areas," he said while delivering the keynote address at India Global Forum and panel discussion -… [...]

Abu Dhabi invites Indian start-ups to establish hubs to diversify business activity

​​The move will not only benefit the local economy but it will also act as a platform for Indian firms to grow their footprints around the world. Abu Dhabi has identified priority sectors including agritech, tourism, healthcare, pharma and financial services, where Indian enterprises can find opportunities and invest. [...]

UAE plan to link India CEPAs with other CEPAs for maximum benefit to both sides

In an exclusive interview with ET days after presenting his credentials he described UAE as India's reliable energy supplier and described India as UAE's reliable partner for food security. Third country partnerships will also be key pillar of India-UAE ties besides space and defence, Dr. Abdulnasser Alshaali noted. [...]

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup 'between 400 and 500'

The comment by Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to come off the cuff during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. [...]

Abu Dhabi close to unveiling new economic strategy, says Economic Development Chairman

The new economic strategy is expected to lay out Abu Dhabi's objectives to diversify its economy and focus on developing innovation and digitisation. [...]

Over 80,000 delegates, 140 heads of state to attend COP28 in Dubai next year: Minister

Al Jaber, who is the minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and the UAE's special envoy for climate change, highlighted the importance of the UAE hosting the Conference of the Parties and said COP28 will be an important global event coinciding with the country's national day and will be held… [...]

UAE foreign minister on two-day visit to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UAE on June 28 and met President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Jaishankar had visited the UAE in August-September to co-chair the 14th Joint Commission Meeting and the third Strategic Dialogue with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah. [...]

UAE minister says future of technology will have 'Indian fingerprint everywhere'

Al Olama said technology is driven from places such as Bengaluru but technology has come from the rest of the world as well. "But it has an Indian fingerprint because there are Indians shaping the future of technology in different places across the world," the UAE Minister of State, who… [...]

COP 27: UAE and Egypt agree to build one of world's biggest wind farms

In April, Masdar and Hassan Allam Utilities signed two Memoranda of Understanding with Egyptian state-backed organisations to cooperate on the development of 4 GW green hydrogen production plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and on the Mediterranean coast. [...]

Christian monastery possibly pre-dating Islam found in UAE

The monastery on Siniyah Island, part of the sand-dune sheikhdom of Umm al-Quwain, sheds new light on the history of early Christianity along the shores of the Persian Gulf. It marks the second such monastery found in the Emirates, dating back as many as 1,400 years - long before its… [...]

UAE non-oil sector picks up in October as firms hire more staff - PMI

The seasonally adjusted S&P Global UAE Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 56.6 in October from 56.1 in September, its fastest since June 2019 with the exception of August this year, which saw growth at a marginally faster pace. [...]

UAE and U.S. to spur $100 bln in clean energy projects: WAM

Under the initiative, the UAE, an OPEC oil producer, and the United States would provide technical, project management and funding assistance for commercially and environmentally sustainable energy projects in other countries. [...]

Qatar evicts hundreds of migrant workers as World Cup looms: Residents

Municipal workers and security guards moved into about 12 buildings late on Wednesday to clear and lock them, according to local residents, less than four weeks before the tournament that kicks off on November 20. [...]

Thousands of workers evicted in Qatar's capital ahead of World Cup

Qatar has emptied apartment blocks housing thousands of foreign workers in the same areas in the centre of the capital Doha where visiting soccer fans will stay during the World Cup, workers who were evicted from their homes told Reuters. [...]

Qatar market braces for football world cup boom

Tens of billions of dollars have been spent on a new metro and infrastructure that has given the city a dramatic makeover. Outside Doha, many new resorts have been built. Qatar wants to use the World Cup to bolster a campaign to increase visitor numbers from 1.5 million a year… [...]

Dubai to offer 10% of Empower in fourth state-linked IPO this year -Gulf News

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and Emirates Power Investment will offer the 10% stake, which is equivalent to 1 billion shares. Subscriptions begin on Oct. 31 and close on Nov. 7, according to the advertisement, which is a regulatory requirement. [...]