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Seven Emirates, One Nation

The United Arab Emirates turns 45 on December 2nd By Arfa Shahid and Leila Hatoum In early February 1968, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late rulers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, agreed to establish a union between their emirates. The idea had been debated long before 1968, and

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The Dubai Effect

The emirate leads regional hospitality and tourism sectors with new attractions and innovative products By Yahia Idris With the latest opening of the Dubai Water Canal and the developments surrounding it, the emirate has once again proved to the world that a leadership with a vision will continue to set top-tier achievements and create breathtaking

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UAE Announces “Historic Agreement” with Hyperloop Technology

By Arfa Shahid/Abdullah Ahmed DUBAI – Nov 8 – Dubai is set to significantly reduce traffic congestion in the emirate via Hyperloop One technology. The country’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a “historic agreement” with Hyperloop One, a mobility company, and the two parties have agreed to jointly explore routes for a transport

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening Further Delayed to 2017

By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI, Nov 4 – The official opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum has been postponed to 2017 due to pending construction work, the latest setback for the long-delayed project, three sources said on Thursday. The museum, which is licensed to use the name of the famous Paris institution, and two

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Fire Hits 28-Floor Abu Dhabi Tower Under Construction

ABU DHABI, Aug 30 – Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in central Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed

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Abu Dhabi Lays Off Staff as Gulf Austerity Tightens

By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI, May 22 – Thousands of layoffs at state-linked companies in Abu Dhabi are a fresh sign the Gulf’s wealthy oil states are hunkering down for a long period of austerity as low crude prices pressure their economies. Since mid-2015, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries

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UAE Court Sentences Husband of Executed Woman to Life in Prison

DUBAI, May 9 – The husband of a woman who was executed for killing a U.S. kindergarten teacher in the United Arab Emirates was himself jailed for life on Monday for plotting Islamist militant attacks, a government-linked daily said on Monday. Attacks on Westerners are rare in the UAE, an oil exporter and tourism hub,

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A New Age Is Upon Us

Governments are on a mission to adapt to a fast-paced world By Rabih Abouchakra and Michel Khoury The New Context We’re operating in a new world. We’ve moved from connected to ultra-connected. If a prototype is created in Manama, we can print it out in 3D a moment later in Abu Dhabi. With this remarkable

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Big, Bigger, Best

Mega GCC airport developments key to global aviation growth By Ghassan Amhaz With more than 3.7 billion passengers expected to traverse the skies across the world in 2016, airport expansion becomes imperative. The Middle East, namely Gulf Cooperation Council member states, have been ramping up their spending on development projects including ambitious aviation-related plans. Spending on

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The UAE Turns 44

By Staff Writers                       In early February 1968, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late rulers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, (pictured below), agreed to establish a union between their respective emirates. The idea had been debated

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