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Land Ahoy: UAE Seafaring

UAE seafaring heritage revived with dhow racing BY Martin Dokoupil Once on the brink of extinction, traditional dhow sailing is on the rise in the United Arab Emirates with the final race of the season having taken place in May in Dubai. The race drew in a record number of 112 slender wooden boats with

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UAE Says its War in Yemen “Practically Over”

DUBAI, June 16 -The United Arab Emirates’ involvement in more than a year of war in Yemen is “practically over”, a top diplomat was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The UAE is key member of a Saudi-led military coalition which intervened in Yemen in March 2015. It backs the exiled government against the armed Houthi

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Middle East’s Smart Cities

Solar energy is creating the Middle East’s very own smart cities BY Vicente López-Ibor Mayor The formation of the first cities more than 9,000 years ago, stands as civilization’s greatest milestone. Yet, it was technological innovation—the invention of the wheel—that made agriculture, farming and by extension, civilization itself, possible. That same spirit of technological innovation

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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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Small U.S. Military Team in Yemen to Aid UAE Push on Al Qaeda

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 6 – The U.S. military said on Friday it had deployed a very small number of forces to Yemen to offer intelligence support for the United Arab Emirate’s so far successful push on the ground against al Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate. Around 2,000 Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced into the

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UAE: Hot Issue

It is important to develop world class fire-safety building standards in the UAE By Barry Lynham Many of the innovative materials and systems such as ventilated facades and metal-faced sandwich panels often have combustible thermal insulation built in. As a country with a history of record-breaking skyscrapers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a global

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GCC Football: Fair Game

Gulf rivals eye the big prize By Ali Khaled March 29, 2016. Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi had rarely experienced such an eruption of noise. Omar Abdulrahman, the darling of the mostly Emirati crowd, had just scored the UAE’s equalizer against Saudi Arabia, and the home team had just under 40 minutes to

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UAE Armed Forces Say Fighter Jet in Yemen Missing

DUBAI, March 14 – A United Arab Emirates fighter plane taking part in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is missing, the UAE armed forces said in a statement on state news agency WAM on Monday without giving further details. The armed forces said in a short statement that the jet taking part in the fighting

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India – U.A.E: Leaning in

India and the UAE must address the challenges in their relationship by S. Venkat Narayan Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally greeted him at the airport—the third dignitary honored in such a way after U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The visit on February 10 signaled the strong ties between both countries.

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Captain Emirates: Flying High

Emirates airlines expects higher profits, no planned IPO – Chairman By MOHAMMAD SALMAN IQBAL and LEILA HATOUM Sitting behind his desk checking his computer, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has little time to spare. The dynamic sheikh is, after all, the head of numerous high-profile government conglomerates in Dubai, prompting him to stay up to date with

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