DUBAI NEWS: 4 of our top news stories this week

Costa has completed its first successful drone delivery in Dubai, sending cool refreshments to people on Kite beach from the Jumeirah Beach Road store. The drone, dubbed the coffee-copter, took the new Frostino and Cold Brew range to customers. 2. ( read original story ...)

Driver jailed for assaulting policeman at Dubai Metro station

Dubai: A driver has been jailed for six months for beating a policeman and injuring him when he tried to handcuff him and damaging his walkie-talkie at a Dubai Metro station. The 33-year-old Indian driver pressed his chest to the policeman’s shoulder and ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Safari will be ready to open ahead of National Day

Apparently Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, confirmed to Gulf News that the finishing touches will be complete by the end of November. “We are expecting to complete and hope to open Dubai Safari by the end of November,” he ... ( read original story ...)

Driverless hover-taxi makes first ‘concept’ flight in Dubai

Dubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful "concept" flight was made on Monday without passengers. Safety features for the two-seater air taxi include emergency parachutes ... ( read original story ...)

UAE to build Dh500m Mars Scientific City

Abu Dhabi: The UAE on Tuesday revealed plans to build a city called Mars Scientific City, a Dh500 million project that will simulate life on Mars. The announcement was made on the first day of the annual government meetings in Abu Dhabi. The Mars ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai tests drone taxi service

Dubai has conducted its first test of a drone taxi service that it hopes will become a viable transportation system in the city. The two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned vehicle took off for a five-minute flight above a strip of sand on the Gulf coast. The flight ... ( read original story ...)

New strategy to help Dubai’s hottest urban areas beat the heat

Dubai: Dubai Municipality is developing a climate adaptation strategy to reduce the temperature in the emirate’s hottest urban areas. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said the strategy ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah charity pays off debts of 22 prisoners

Sharjah: The Sharjah Charity Association donated Dh742,451 to Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishments to settle the debts of 22 prisoners. The donation aims to release the prisoners, who were each sentenced to different jail terms for financial ... ( read original story ...)

Chief Minister seeks investment from Sharjah

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Cabinet colleagues have requested visiting Sharjah ruler Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi to implement a housing scheme for Keralites in Sharjah. At an interaction with the ruler at Raj Bhavan on Monday, Mr.Vijayan and ... ( read original story ...)