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UAE enters top 10 on influential list of global countries for the first time

The UAE has for the first time entered the top 10 of an influential world rankings list. The country moved up to ninth on FutureBrand’s Country Index for 2020, with Dubai also being placed in the same spot in its similar list for key cities. Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia are other Middle East nations rising on the country list. Rankings are drawn up on how people perceive countries, based on qualitative and quantitative data, and include reflections from people living in each country. It said the UAE was one of the Middle East’s most …

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Dubai is set to connect the world, again

With the economy fully reopening, we must remain vigilant and follow health precautions Dubai welcomes back the world. And its national carriers are spreading their wings again to connect a world that was torn apart in the past three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Commercial flights resume normal operations to more than 40 destinations as of today, with hassle free travel for citizens and residents, while visitors and tourists are welcome to enjoy the wonder city starting on the 7th of July, it was announced Sunday evening. The decision was made under the directives …

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Reopening of UAE economy: We are all in it together

Everyone needs to follow prescribed rules but we must also gradually resume our lives It’s a happy weekend in the UAE as more residents and citizens step out after weeks of social isolation, driven by the optimism of the gradual reopening of Dubai’s economy even as the country embraces the new normal of face masks, hand sanitisers and six-feet distancing. A whole lot of people will therefore hit the beaches, gather in public parks, throng shopping malls and fill up restaurants this weekend — bringing the familiar buzz back to Dubai and the UAE. This …

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Latest agritech help the UAE improve food production

NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE HELPING THE COUNTRY MAKE MORE OF ITS OWN PRODUCE Over a span of just six months, Covid-19 has not only changed the way we work, celebrate occasions and stay healthy but also forced countries to take a hard look at how they feed their residents. “I believe the current pandemic has provided us the opportunity to completely reimagine the global food system,” says Tony Hunter, a global food futurist. Going urban One of the factors pushing the global agri-tech agenda is the growth and increasing density of cities. “By 2050, more than …

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Il settore del Design risponde all’ annullamento del Salone del Mobile

A seguito dell’annullamento del Salone del Mobile di Milano a causa del COVID-19, il settore del design, è pronto a ripartire attraverso il supporto della tecnologia. In particolare, l’evento tanto atteso del Fuorisalone prova a vivere lo stesso in versione digitale grazie alla riprogettazione del portale Fuorisalone.it e all’introduzione di due nuovi strumenti: Fuorisalone.tv e Fuorisalone meets, dando anche la possibilità di distribuire i contenuti sui nuovi canali Fuorisalone Japan e Fuori Salone China. L’obiettivo non è di sostituire la fiera, ma di proporre un affiancamento dei mezzi. Attraverso il digitale, infatti, le aziende hanno …

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Innovating For Food Security Through The UAE’s FoodTech Challenge

Resilient food systems are more important than ever. As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to double the number of hungry people around the world and the climate crisis continues to constrain and reshape food production, we need innovation. We need entrepreneurs ready to imagine the impossible – to use science and technology in new ways, alongside nature, to reimagine how we grow, process, distribute and eat food.  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at the vanguard of such reinvention. The country aims to rank among the top 10 countries in the Global Food Security Index by 2021, and as #1 …

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UAE fights Covid-19 with over 100 incentives in 45 days

The number of economic incentives launched by the federal government and local governments in the country’s emirates exceeded 100 over 45 days, as per a survey conducted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority. These incentives include providing banking facilities to various economic sectors and small and medium-sized enterprises, SME, in addition to individuals, as well as granting exemptions, postponing dues and opening other related facilities, which will result in positive outcomes during the second quarter of 2020. The Abu Dhabi Government launched several financial incentives that aim to support the community and companies, in …

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BIE Executive Committee proposes postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai

The Executive Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has unanimously agreed to propose the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. As changing the dates of an Expo requires the support of a two-thirds majority of Member States of the BIE (Article 28 of the Paris Convention of 1928), the General Assembly will now be called upon to vote on the Executive Committee’s recommendation. Voting will be carried out remotely between Friday 24 April and Friday 29 May. Members of the Committee – delegates of 12 Member States elected …

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EXPO 2020 may be postponed by one year due to COVID-19

DUBAI, 30th March, 2020 (WAM) — Expo 2020 Dubai has convened a second virtual meeting of its Steering Committee, with representatives of the countries taking part in the event, as part of ongoing consultations that the impact of coronavirus, COVID-19, will have on global preparations of Expo 2020 Dubai. Participating countries briefed the Steering Committee on the global precautionary measures that have to be taken to ensure the health and safety of all those involved in the preparation of this mega event. The Steering Committee reviewed with grave concern the major impact that the spread …

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UAE is manufacturers’ top choice in Middle East

The UAE remains the Middle East’s most popular destination for foreign manufacturing investments. The UAE secured 20 greenfield FDI projects in manufacturing in 2018, outstretching its neighbouring Middle East countries, according to greenfield investor monitor fDi Markets. Saudi Arabia and Oman respectively attracted 11 and seven manufacturing projects, while Bahrain, Israel, Qatar and Iran combined recorded just 50% of the UAE’s intake. Within the UAE, Dubai received the most investment announcements, with 14. The Jebel Ali free zone – just outside Dubai – was the most popular free zone, with five projects established or announced there. US …

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Coronavirus: Dubai reveals Dhs1.5bn stimulus package to support businesses

Package includes cancellation of some fees, reduction in utility bills for three months Dubai has unveiled a stimulus package worth Dhs1.5bn to support businesses in the emirate to help counter the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the three-month economic stimulus package seeks to enhance liquidity in the market by reducing certain fees. The package includes 15 initiatives focused on the commercial sector, retail, external trade, tourism, and the energy sector. The measures will be introduced with immediate effect and will be valid for …

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How ‘Ghadan 21’ is transforming Abu Dhabi’s economy, community

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi government accelerator programme, Ghadan 21, has transformed the emirate’s economy, knowledge ecosystem and community, said Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, marking a year since the launch of the Dh50 billion programme. Envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Ghadan 21 was launched to support and deliver the transformation of the emirate’s economy, knowledge ecosystem, and …

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UAE’s rapid economic growth fueled by Expo 2020, nuclear energy investment, new gas finds

As 2020 unfolds, the positive dynamic in January and February is auguring well for the UAE, with new gas finds and a series of mega developmental projects, announced over the past few months, giving multiple shots in the arm for the country’s economy, according to international economists. Several indicators, supported by specialist international reports, show the UAE economy approaching significant milestones in various sectors and platforms, most notably the energy sector, where two gas finds have recently been announced in Dubai and Sharjah. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, also declared plans to increase its …

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the UAE economy is expected to make significant strides in 2020

In collaboration with the Federation of Arab News Agencies, FANA, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, produced a detailed report on the current status of the UAE economy.  As 2020 unfolds, the positive dynamic in January and February is auguring well for the UAE, with new gas finds and a series of mega developmental projects, announced over the past few months, giving multiple shots in the arm for the country’s economy, according to international economists. Several indicators, supported by specialist international reports, show the UAE economy approaching significant milestones in various sectors and platforms, most notably …

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UAE named most award-winning country in the world in travel report

According to a report by a travel agency, the UAE has been ranked as the world’s best travel destination The agency looked at more than 3,000 destination awards by countries from around the world from 2015-2019 DUBAI: If you’re unsure of where to travel in 2020, let the online travel agency Love Holidays help guide your decision. According to a report by the agency, the UAE has been ranked as the world’s best travel destination for jetsetters to visit. What catapulted it to the top spot? Things like travel, hospitality, destination, business and entertainment. Coming in …

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How safe is the UAE?

How safe is the UAE? The UAE was ranked the safest country on earth, according to officials last March, who said 96.1 per cent of residents felt safe enough to walk outside at night. The announcement was made by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of Police and Public Security, in Dubai at the 12th International Symposium for Police Best Practice. He said, “the UAE’s policies and strategies were behind the achievement to make the country the safest in the world.” Singapore came second with 94 per cent of people saying they felt safe …

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What’s driving Abu Dhabi’s maritime logistics and trade growth?

Abu Dhabi has strengthened its position as a regional trade and logistics centre, with container traffic at the emirate’s Khalifa Port rising by 82.4% year-on-year in the first half of 2019 The port processed 1.1m twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) between January and the end of June, according to manager and operator Abu Dhabi Ports, a significant increase on the 621,000 TEUs handled during the same period in 2018. Abu Dhabi Ports manages and operates 10 ports and terminals in the UAE, including the Port of Fujairah, Zayed Port and Mussafah Port, and one port in the …

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UAE economy to grow by 2.3 percent in 2019: Central bank

The economy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is projected to grow by 2.3 percent in 2019, the country’s central bank said on Wednesday, trimming its forecast from September when it said the Arab world’s second-biggest economy would grow by 2.4 percent. The economy grew by 1.7 percent in 2018. The central bank said the improved growth outlook for 2019 compared to last year is due to rising public and private spending at the federal and emirate levels, higher investment ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020 event and continued regional economic recovery. The UAE central …

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Space Exploration: Across the final frontier

The UAE space sector is a regional benchmark for various unique reasons In the 1970s, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan articulated his vision of the UAE as a pioneer in space. Since then, UAE has been working steadily to grow its capabilities in space, and over the past few years since the UAE Space Agency’s founding, its space sector has grown to become the leader in the regional sector. This has shown the entire world the limitless ambition and talent of the UAE’s people when it comes to advancing our understanding of …

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The UAE celebrates the 48th anniversary of the union of the seven emirates

This occasion marks a sincere reflection of the federation’s journey over 48 outstanding years of monumental events and achievements, building on the foundation that was first laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brothers, the fellow founding fathers. Since then, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has followed in their footsteps, leading the nation on a journey of continuous progress and prosperity at all levels. This national occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the UAE’s achievements over the past years. Following the directives of His Highness …

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Dubai 2020: al via il Padiglione Italia, resterà eredità Expo

Posa della prima pietra. Buffagni: ‘Impegno perché diventi museo design’ I 4,38 chilometri quadrati su cui il 20 ottobre 2020 si accenderanno le luci scintillanti della prima Esposizione universale del Medio Oriente, oggi sono un cantiere zeppo di gru e macchinari in movimento, che animano un immenso cantiere in piena attività intorno alla struttura già ben visibile della Al Wasl (che in arabo significa ‘connessione’) Plaza, la gigantesca cupola che sarà il vero cuore dell’Expo 2020 di Dubai. E’ in questo scenario che l’Italia ha avviato ufficialmente, con la cerimonia della posa della prima pietra, i lavori …

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Dubai Airshow 2019 a roaring success

The world of aviation has once again showed its confidence in Dubai Airshow Dubai has every reason to feel on top of the world. The roaring success of the latest edition of the Dubai Airshow proves that the mega event is a perfect platform for new ventures, innovations and ideas. So much so that Major General Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Blooshi, Deputy Executive Director of the Military Organising Committee of the Dubai Airshow 2019, has revealed that the committee has already started receiving bookings from exhibitors wishing to participate in the 17th Dubai Air Show …

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Mubadala and Khalifa University of Science and Technology Formalize R&D Collaboration for the Future

Mubadala Investment Company and Khalifa University of Science and Technology have signed an agreement to expand their industry-leading aerospace R&D collaboration on the Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC). Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through the discovery and application of knowledge, have signed an agreement to expand their industry-leading aerospace R&D collaboration on the Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC). The collaboration aims to support the UAE’s ambitions for developing a global and competitive aerospace hub to address …

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