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U.S. Lifts Laptop Restriction for Flights from Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON/DUBAI, July 3 – The United States has lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. Etihad welcomed the decision on Sunday and credited a facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration

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Qataris Banned from Flying Via UAE as Gulf Curbs Mount

By Saeed Azhar and Jamie Freed DUBAI/SYDNEY, June 7 – Qataris will no longer be allowed to land at any airports in the United Arab Emirates or catch connecting flights there as part of increased efforts by Arab powers to isolate the Gulf state. UAE airlines Etihad and Emirates announced the details of the travel

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South Africa’s Zuma Denies Owning “Palace” in Dubai

JOHANNESBURG, June 4 – South African President Jacob Zuma has denied owning a “palace” in the United Arab Emirates, his office said on Sunday, after local media reported that an influential family bought him a home in the wealthy Gulf state. Graft accusations in more than 100,000 leaked documents and e-mails last week heaped more

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Robocop Joins Dubai Police to Fight Real Life Crime

DUBAI, June 1 – A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai’s police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines. If the “Robocop” experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the

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Dubai Announces $3 Billion Airport Expansion Project

DUBAI, 14th May, 2017 (WAM) — The Department of Finance for the Government of Dubai, DOF, the Investment Corporation of Dubai and Dubai Aviation City Corporation, have announced the successful signing of Airport Financing Company FZE, FINCO, US$3 billion credit facilities. The facilities represent the debut financing for FINCO as part of the long-term funding

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Two Little Girls Recently Won the “Fitnovation” Prize at their Dubai Based School for Promoting Health Lifestyle

Two little girls recently won the “Fitnovation” prize at their Dubai-based school for promoting healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. Ma’eve Murad, 7 and her sister Ilayah, 5, compiled a video of their daily healthy habits. Jumeira Baccalaureate School launched the initiative to challenge students and families to be extra aware of a healthy living.   “Schools play a vital role in teaching students skills to make healthy decisions. In order to be innovative and successful we need to make healthy choices,” Ryan Ewaskiw -JBS.

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Gulf Cooperation Council Condemns ‘Barbaric Shelling’ of Aleppo

DUBAI – The Arab states of the Gulf, including regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia, condemned on Tuesday what they described as “the barbaric shelling” of Aleppo and called on the United Nations to move quickly to provide relief to the Syrian people. Their statement comes as the rebel hold on Aleppo appeared to end, after months of

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