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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 29: Technicians prepare a plenary hall at the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference the day before its official opening on November 29, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The COP28 is bringing together stakeholders, including international heads of state and other leaders, scientists, environmentalists, indigenous peoples representatives, activists and others to discuss and agree on the implementation of global measures towards mitigating the effects of climate change. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Here are 5 key takeaways from the COP28 climate summit

The agreement calls for countries to quickly shift energy systems away from fossil fuels in a just and orderly fashion

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READ IN FULL: Newest draft of COP28 agreement released

The latest draft of the COP28 summit has been published just as the climate summit has run into extra time, with delegates trying to strike a final deal.

Groundbreaking COP28 proposal calls for ‘transitioning away from fossil fuels’

In a first for the climate summit in three decades, a draft proposal looks to get 200 countries to agree to transition away from fossil fuels.

Dubai sets up fund to oversee government investments

Dubai sets up fund to oversee government investments

The newly established fund will hold stakes in entities including utility giant Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, toll operator Salik and Dubai Taxi Company

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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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

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

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Daily Insider: As leaders head home, key COP28 negotiations start

At this year’s COP28, there have been some encouraging signs with the issues of health and food security making it onto the agenda for the first time. 

UAE Union Day 2023: Free parking, toll announced in Abu Dhabi

Free parking, toll announced in Abu Dhabi for Union Day

ITC said surface parking will be free during the holiday from Saturday, December 2, until 7:59 a.m. on Tuesday December 5

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Casino update: Dubai awards biggest island construction contract to house MGM, Bellagio

Located off the coast of Umm Suqeim, The Island is expected to feature major casino properties with 1,400 hotel rooms and apartments

IN FULL: Sir Tim Clark’s speech at Gulf Business Awards 2023

Sir Tim Clark addressed over 250 guests at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai after winning the Business Leader of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2023.

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Daily Insider: UAE’s new $30bn climate fund a good start

Money is rolling in to address climate change, but the real test for COP28 will emerge in the coming days as disparate parties try to come to agreements.

Dubai announces free parking and new bus and metro timings for 52nd Union Day Image RTA

Dubai announces free parking, new metro, bus timing for 52nd Union Day

RTA has introduced free public parking during the Union Day holiday, except for the multi-level parking terminals, from December 2-4

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Coffee Planet brews success with award recognitions

Coffee Planet has recently clinched four prestigious awards, capping a great year for the company.

WATCH: Sir Tim Clark on the ‘third era’ for Emirates

In an exclusive interview with Gulf Business, the president of Emirates, Sir Tim Clark, outlined how he expects his airline to continue its strong growth into the future.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 29: Technicians prepare a plenary hall at the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference the day before its official opening on November 29, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The COP28 is bringing together stakeholders, including international heads of state and other leaders, scientists, environmentalists, indigenous peoples representatives, activists and others to discuss and agree on the implementation of global measures towards mitigating the effects of climate change. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

COP28: Watch world leaders at World Climate Action Summit

While discussions and negotiations, happen behind closed doors, many parties hold sessions that are live streamed through the two weeks

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Daily Insider: All eyes on COP28 as climate crisis worsens

With the COP28 UAE summit kicking off in Dubai today, the world’s eyes will be laser focused on the outcomes of this gathering.

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COP28 UAE kicks off, as global climate action takes centre stage

Leaders must deliver in Dubai – the message is clear, said UN Climate Change executive secretary Simon Stiell on the eve of COP28

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SME Story: ZED, the e-hailing ride service, is focused on personalisation

We speak to Abhinav Patwa, the head of the e-hailing ride service, about its unique offerings and future plans

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Daily Insider: Dubai schools growth signals expat shift

Dubai’s schooling sector is growing strongly on the back of the city and emirate becoming a major magnet for professionals and families from across the globe.

Dubai RTA and Careem school rides service sees great demand Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai: School Rides service by Careem, RTA sees rising demand

The cost of the trip is 34.5 per cent less than the cost of the regular limousine services offered by Careem

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Cover story: How Dariush Soudi is driving transformation, inspiring action

The founder of Gladiator Mastery shares his story and tells us about his life’s mission to uplift and inspire those around him, offering great tips for personal and professional growth

Dubai wealth fund ICD posts Dhs28.3bn in half-year profit

Dubai wealth fund ICD posts Dhs28.3bn in half-year profit

The banking and transportation divisions’ respective contributions to the wealth fund’s profit soared by Dhs8.2bn and Dhs7.7bn

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Drones in Dubai: Phase 1 of ‘Horizons’ project complete

The project is planning standards for drone routes and dedicated landing zones in low-altitude airspace and selected airport locations

Take a look: e& unveils recycled ‘green’ SIM cards

Telecoms operator e& has unveiled its eco-friendly, recycled SIM cards which will be available during the COP28 summit in Dubai later this month.

RTA sets up detailed plan to help movement of visitors and delegates travel to Expo City during COP28 Image WAM RTA

Getting to COP28: RTA unveils detailed transit plan

RTA has introduced exclusive special edition nol cards for COP28 delegates

Dubai Customs notches up 13% surge in transactions

Dubai’s reputation as one of the top global shipping hubs is further entrenched amid a rise in customs transactions this year.

RTA makes modifications to routes and schedules

Dubai’s RTA makes changes to bus routes and schedules

The changes are aimed at expanding and integrating the public bus network with other public transport modes such as the metro and marine transport