Sheikh Mohammed chairs UAE cabinet meet at Expo City Dubai Image Dubai Media Office

UAE Cabinet approves SAF guideline, increases focus on EVs, biodiversity

In 2023, the UAE cabinet issued more than 60 policies, initiatives, and decisions to promote the nation’s efforts to combat climate change and its impact

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches flights to colombo

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi commences direct flights to Colombo

The airline will connect the UAE’s capital to Colombo with three flights a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO Polestar on decarbonisation

Insights: Why it’s time to drive decarbonisation across the auto industry

To stay on the 1.5-degree pathway for 2050, we have to stop selling fossil fuel cars by 2032 and this means transitioning to BEVs

Dubai’s RTA unveils revamped Strategic Plan 2024-2030

Dubai’s RTA unveils revamped Strategic Plan 2024-2030

The plan is designed to facilitate the development of roads and transport systems that support the 20-minute city

Dubai plans to slash carbon emissions in half by 2030

Dubai plans to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030

The city’s ambitious plan is set to accelerate the momentum that it has achieved in its transition towards clean energy over the last decade

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OPEC members push against including fossil fuels phase-out in COP28 deal

Germany’s state secretary and special envoy for climate action, Jennifer Morgan, said counties were now “moving into the critical stage of negotiations”


Dubai Shopping Festival drone and light show returns to The Beach, JBR

The 800-piece drone shows will illuminate the skies with a symphony of colours and shapes, telling two exciting new stories through their display

Binance withdraws Abu Dhabi licence application

Binance withdraws Abu Dhabi licence application

The licence would have allowed the crypto exchange firm to manage a collective investment fund

DSF begins on December 8 in Dubai Image DFRE

Dubai Shopping Festival starts today: Deals, discounts, fireworks, prizes on offer

Starting on December 8, the Dubai Shopping Festival will run until January 14

Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi 2024 Image supplied

Abu Dhabi: Here are the UAE capital’s latest Michelin starred restaurants

Erth, an Emirati restaurant is the latest entrant to the ‘star’ line-up

ADIO, Faraday Future partner to make electric cars in Abu Dhabi

ADIO, Faraday Future partner to make electric cars in Abu Dhabi

The company’s R&D centre in Abu Dhabi is aimed at accelerating the pace of AI and EV innovation for mobility applications

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Interview: ‘Ultra low-cost yet sustainable’, Wizz Air reveals strategic growth plan

Gulf Business speaks to Yvonne Moynihan, chief corporate and ESG officer, Wizz Air as the aviation industry is called upon to chart a path to net zero

Sheikh Mohammed unveils the largest CSP project

Sheikh Mohammed opens world’s largest concentrated solar farm

The fourth phase of the solar park is expected to power 320,000 homes and offset 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year

UAE’s FAB to provide $135bn in green finance by 2030

UAE’s FAB to provide $135bn in green finance by 2030

The banking group is expanding its target to include transition financing projects and early-stage innovative climate solutions such as green hydrogen

President Putin in rare foreign visit to UAE, Saudi Arabia

President Putin visits UAE and Saudi Arabia, to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The Russian President is due to hold talks with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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UAE’s e& secures Dhs366m loan for green projects

The loan will be used to finance or refinance eligible sustainable development projects covering a range of areas, including renewable energy

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Hackers are targetting UAE, Saudi businesses’ cloud services — survey

The targetting of cloud infrastructure among corporates in these two countries is on the rise, according to a new survey.


Food Tech Valley’s ‘GigaFarm’ capable of growing 2 billion plants

ReFarm and IGS announced the partnership from their demonstration facility in Dubai

Air conditioning condensers on the roof of a large building. (cooling)

Near zero emission cooling possible by 2050: Report

Led by the COP28 UAE Presidency, the Global Cooling Pledge, sets out a series of commitments by governments that will accelerate emission reductions from energy use and refrigerants


Dubai Police adds McLaren Artura hybrid supercar to patrol fleet

A top speed of 330 kilometres per hour and an acceleration of 0-100 kilometres per hour in 3 seconds make it one of the fastest supercars on the market

UAE launches industrial decarbonisation roadmap Image WAM

COP28: UAE launches industrial decarbonisation roadmap

The action plan set out in the roadmap will cut 90 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually

Masdar, Iberdrola to co-invest in clean energy projects

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, Iberdrola to co-invest EUR15bn in clean energy projects

The partnership will see Masdar taking a stake of up to 49 per cent in Iberdrola’s 1.4GW UK East Anglia 3 offshore wind project

Mashreq commits to facilitate Dhs110bn in sustainable finance by 2030

Mashreq to facilitate Dhs110bn in sustainable finance by 2030

The bank’s commitment to sustainable finance is part of its Climb2Change global initiative

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GMC Hummer Ultium EV Pickup: A re-invented legend

The Hummer Ultium EV Pickup’s reinvention underscores the revolution taking place in the global automotive industry

From aerial taxis to smart streetlights: Dubai’s RTA green lights Dhs2.5bn in deals

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved a new set of ten public-private partnership developments for 2024-2026


Interview: Mastercard’s Andrea Prazakova on navigating the sustainability transition

Mastercard’s position at the critical juncture of finance and sustainability allows it to influence the transition to net zero


India’s rupee hits fresh new low against UAE dirham

India’s currency has weakened slightly against the UAE dirham in early trade, mainly off the back of dollar strength

DFSA waives fees on ESG listings on Nasdaq Dubai

DFSA scraps regulatory fees on ESG listings on Nasdaq Dubai

The waiver applies to all new and repeat issuers who make a relevant application to the Dubai Financial Services Authority

UAE unveils World Fire Emission Reduction Alliance Image Dubai Media Office

UAE unveils World Fire Emission Reduction Alliance at COP28

The signatories collectively represent over 56 countries globally, establishing a wide-ranging global alliance dedicated to reinforcing security, disaster prevention

Dubai Calendar events in December 2023 -Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Dubai until 31 January

Dubai Calendar: Here’s a lineup of sport, festive, music, NYE events in Dec 2023

Dubai Calendar has revealed an exciting array of events in December, including DSF, Sole DXB, Winter Garden and other events