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Ahmed Bin Sulayem Executive Chairman and CEO DMCC will chair the Kimberely Process as the UAE assumes chairmanship in 2024 Image DMCC

UAE to chair UN’s Kimberley Process in 2024

The Kimberley Process is a key United Nations initiative tasked with curbing the entry of conflict diamonds into the mainstream rough diamond market

Air Arabia announces record net profit for first nine months of 2023 image supplied.

Air Arabia nine-month net profit rises 53% to reach Dhs1.32bn

Revenue earned for the period rose by 16 per cent, taking the amount to Dhs4.45bn

Dubai Taxi IPO announced Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai Taxi IPO: 25% stake to list on Dubai Financial Market

The subscription period will open on Tuesday, November 21

Dubai Taxi Company: Sheikh Mohammed issues law; IPO to be initiated Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai Taxi Company: Sheikh Mohammed issues law; IPO on the cards

Sheikh Hamdan issued Executive Council Resolution No (92) of 2023 forming the Board of Directors of Dubai Taxi Company

Google account holders may have their accounts deleted inactive for too long

Millions of Google accounts to be deleted in December; here’s why

Emails, documents, calendar appointments, photos and videos from Google accounts that have been inactive for at least two years will be permanently deleted

Sheikh Zayed Road to close on Nov 12 for Dubai Ride to be held on Nov 12 Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai Ride 2023: Over 35,000 cyclists take part on Nov 12

Sheikh Zayed Road was closed in the early hours on Sunday, November 12, to make way for Dubai Ride cyclists

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Gold rates in UAE: Dhanteras purchase impacts price of bullion

Purchase of the yellow metal, in its various forms, is considered a symbol of prosperity and wealth during the festive period

Sheikh Hamdan approves initiatives to boost agriculture, industry and ban single-use plastics Image

Dubai approves major plans to boost economy, extends policy banning single-use plastics

The Executive Council approved an ambitious plan to stimulate Dubai’s industrial sector and drive the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33

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GCC unified visa unanimously approved at Muscat meet

The six states approved the Schengen-style visa at the 40th meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers in Oman

UAE sends supplies to build field hospital 6 additional aircraft sent as part of GAZA relief efforts Image WAM

UAE Gaza relief: 16 planes sent with supplies for field hospital so far

The UAE dispatched five planes on November 8 with essential supplies required to set up and operate an Emirati field hospital to treat impacted Palestinians

New end-of-service benefits scheme now in force

UAE: New end-of-service gratuity scheme now in force; here’s what it offers

Employees who sign up can either receive financial benefits after the end of their employment contract or continue investing in the end-of-service scheme

Ed Sheeran to perform in Dubai image supplied

Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics Tour to come to Dubai, Bahrain in Jan 2024

The British singer is set to take Dubai by storm on January 19 and 20, in what will be the largest open-air concert ever to take place at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai

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Saudi to continue voluntary cut of one million oil barrels a day in December

Based on the voluntary cut, the kingdom’s production in December will be approximately nine million barrels per day

Abu Dhabi has approved a new Child Protection Policy, a key component of the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority’s broader Dama Al Aman programme Image Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi announces new Child Protection Policy

The Child Protection Policy emphasises the involvement of the government, private sector, non-profit organisations, and the community in protecting children

Society of Sustainability & Green Materials launches in the UAE

Society of Sustainability & Green Materials launches in the UAE

As a membership-driven organisation, the society has corporate, expert individual members and partners representing all sectors working in the sustainability and materials industry

Nepal

Earthquake hits Nepal: Over 100 reported dead, search and rescue operations underway

The devastating earthquake struck a remote area of western Nepal, with rescue efforts underway to look for survivors

UAE President welcomes King of Jordan Image WAM

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed receives Jordan’s King Abdullah

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan is in the UAE on a state visit

Abu Dhabi International Airport to be renamed Image Abu Dhabi AIrports WAM

Abu Dhabi International Airport to be renamed as Zayed International Airport

The airport’s new name will come into effect from February 9, 2024

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UAE announces fuel prices for November 2023

The UAE fuel price committee on Tuesday shared that Super 98 petrol will cost Dhs3.03 a litre; a reduction in the cost of Dhs3.44 a litre in October

World Cities Culture Summit 2024 to be hosted by Dubai Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai to host, organise World Cities Culture Summit 2024

Over the last decade, the World Cities Culture Forum network has grown to 40 global cities spanning six continents, collectively representing 172 million people

Tarahum for Gaza even held in Dubai on Oct 30 Image Dubai Media Office/ WAM

Tarahum for Gaza campaign holds event at Dubai Festival City on Oct 29

The community event saw volunteers, including citizens and residents of all ages and nationalities, volunteer their time to prepare food and relief kits

Li Keqiang

China’s ex-Premier Li Keqiang dies at 68

Li was premier and head of China’s cabinet under Xi for a decade until stepping down from all positions earlier this year

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UAE rains: Work from home says MohRE, Dubai Airport recommends metro use

Keeping in mind the inclement weather conditions, various arms of the UAE government have issued directives to employees

UAE Weather Heavy rains expected on Thursday Oct 26 and Friday October 27 Image Getty Images

UAE experiences wet weather conditions, rain showers to continue

The weather bureau has issued a yellow alert for much of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, forecasting rain and low visibility on Thursday

Democrance Expands Presence in Saudi Arabia Image Supplied

Global insurtech firm Democrance expands footprint in Saudi Arabia

Democrance helps insurers increase their digital sales and access new customer segments

Investcorp to float IPO on ADX Image: WAM

Investcorp Capital IPO: Firm announces intention to list and trade shares on ADX

The subscription will be open from November 2 to November 9

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UAE: Emaar, Nakheel cancel community events; Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2023 postponed

Cancelled events include those being organised by community management teams at Emaar and Nakheel for their residential communities

CYCLONE TEJ

Cyclone Tej impact on the UAE: Rains, hail and cloudy weather

The NCM has warned that the UAE would see some effects caused by the tropical storm

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UAE public holiday 2023: Will we get a long weekend in December to mark National Day

This annual celebration marks the unity and formation of the UAE

UAE President receives Singapore PM Image WAM

UAE President receives Prime Minister of Singapore in Abu Dhabi

The Singaporean Prime Minister also met Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance