UAE, France partner to advance global AI ecosystem

UAE and France partner to advance global AI ecosystem

The two countries will explore investment opportunities in start-ups and investment funds focused on AI models

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Israel: UK, France, US and Australia begin repatriation flights

Various countries worldwide have been rushing to evacuate their nationals due to the rising tensions in the region

Dubai Chamber inaugurates new office in Paris

Dubai Chamber strengthens presence in Europe with Paris office

The inauguration of the office is part of the ‘Dubai Global’ initiative, which seeks to attract new business, investment, and talent to the emirate

France implements short-haul flight ban. Image credit: Groupe ADP

France short-haul flight ban comes into effect: What it means for travellers

Domestic flight journeys that can be completed by train in less than two-and-a-half hours banned by French Transport Ministry

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UAE, France trade grew 17%, reached Dhs29.5bn in 2022

The bilateral trade between the two countries consisted of imports valued at Dhs25.2bn, while exports and re-exports were valued at approximately Dhs4.2bn

Business travel

These are the world’s 10 most expensive cities for business travel

The survey was based on 2022 data for four-star hotels, meals, laundry and incidental costs


Oil spread slumps most since January

High US exports have also contributed to ample levels of supply

Dubai Holding fully acquires The Westin Paris - Vendôme

Dubai Holding acquires full ownership of The Westin Paris – Vendôme

The property occupies an area of over 32,000 square metres and houses more than 400 rooms and suites

The UAE and France to jointly focus on decarbonisation of hta industries

UAE, France to jointly focus on decarbonisation of hard-to-abate industries

The bilateral initiative, which will officially launched during COP28, will focus on low-carbon hydrogen and sustainable fuel production and their respective value chains

Argentina crowned FIFA World Cup champions in thrilling final

Argentina crowned FIFA World Cup champions after thrilling final

Lionel Messi bagged the Golden Ball award, while France’s Kylian Mbappe won the Golden Boot accolade

FIFA World Cup final: Argentina versus France – what you need to know

The final will take place on Sunday, December 18, at the Lusail stadium

Twitter head of France quits, says ‘it’s over’ in staff exodus

Damien Viel had led the region for about seven years

Saudia to resume seasonal direct flights between Paris and AlUla

Saudia to resume seasonal direct flights between Paris and AlUla

The route will allow French travellers to reach AlUla in just five hours

FIFA World Cup ticket sales near 3 million

FIFA World Cup ticket sales near 3 million with over a month to go

Demand has been highest among fans based in Qatar, the US, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the UAE, Argentina, France, Brazil, and Germany


French enterprise AI platform Alteia closes its latest funding round led by Wa’ed Ventures

The company will increase its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening an office in Dhahran to develop industrial vision-based solutions

Arab youth Survey

UAE chosen as ‘top country to live in’ by Arab youth for 11th consecutive year

For the 11th year running, UAE is the country most young Arabs want their own nation to emulate

Ministry of Investment in Saudi Arabia signs MoU with French company Alstom

The MoU aims to explore the future of sustainable transport in the kingdom and identify investment opportunities in railway infrastructure

UAE President concludes two-day state visit to France

UAE President concludes France visit, issues joint commitment for collaboration

The two nations agreed to collaborate across various fields, including peace and stability, food and energy, economy and investment, climate change, healthcare, education, culture and space

UAE and France sign a Comprehensive Strategic Energy Partnership

UAE and France sign two significant energy agreements, launch Business Council

In addition to the CSEP signed by the two nations, ADNOC and TotalEnergies inked a strategic partnership agreement to explore new opportunities for growth across the energy value chain

UAE President in France, sings deals, agreements, MoU's

UAE President in France: Bilateral agreements and MoUs signed

The UAE President was welcomed at a formal reception ceremony in Paris, marking the start of his inaugural state visit to France

UAE President begins official visit to France

UAE President begins official visit to France

The visit is an opportunity to reinforce and expand the longstanding strategic partnership between UAE and France

Thales RUAG

Thales acquires RUAG’s simulation and training business

This integration will help accelerate the move towards developing more environmentally efficient and digital training solutions for the military

Emmanuel Macron

Macron beats Le Pen to win second term as French president

The 44-year-old Macron becomes the first incumbent to win a second term since Jacques Chirac two decades ago

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France issues international arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn

French investigators have travelled to Beirut to question Ghosn over his interactions with the Omani car distributor and his spending on various events

Lebanon’s Central Bank chief charged with money laundering

Riad Salameh is also under investigation in France and Switzerland

Covid cases July 26

WHO official downplays coronavirus variant found in France

The variant was identified in 12 people in the southern Alps around the same time that omicron was discovered in South Africa last year

UAE agrees to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets during Macron visit

The UAE is also buying 12 Caracal military helicopters from Airbus

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UAE’s Mubadala signs two investment agreements with French entities

The agreements were reached with Bpifrance and the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: UAE, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Egypt

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

In pics: Sheikh Mohammed tours Expo 2020 site, visits country pavilions

Expo 2020 Dubai opened to the public on October 1