AI has a minister in the UAE, but does it have a future in it?

According to Futurism, a tech platform, the UAE’s AI strategy covers development and application in nine sectors: Transport, health, space, renewable energy, water, technology, education, environment, and traffic. Digital learning, a magazine for ICT ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Consulate warns Emiratis of US ‘weather bomb’

Dubai: The UAE Consulate in Boston has issued a warning to residents living or travelling to the US, urging them to follow safety precautions as freezing sub-temperatures are set to hit the East Coast. In the event of an emergency, citizens can contact ... ( read original story ...)

Saudi builder says unit IPO set to conclude by end-2018

The Saudi Arabian developer’s plan to offer shares comes on the heels of the United Arab Emirates’ biggest IPO last year, when Dubai-based Emaar Properties raised about $1.3 billion from the sale of a stake in its UAE real-estate unit. Dar Al Arkan ... ( read original story ...)

UAE students challenged to sow seeds of new technology

A government programme partnered with Chinese technology company Huawei is offering hand-picked UAE students the chance to play an important role in developing future innovations. Students across the country can enter the Seeds for the Future competition ... ( read original story ...)

UAE’s auto dealers find ways to ease the VAT burden

DUBAI: Ease the VAT (value-added tax ... So the challenge for dealerships, especially those in the volume business, is to remove the VAT concern. Which is why Al-Futtaim Motors in its first 2018 campaign states emphatically that “our prices are locked ... ( read original story ...)

UAE jewellers absorb VAT on diamond jewellery

Dubai: Putting off your diamond jewellery purchase because of value-added tax (VAT)? Don’t, as more of UAE’s jewellers are willing to absorb the VAT component on diamonds. Jewellery retailers are doing everything in their power to ensure that the ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economies end 2017 on a high note

The non-oil private sectors of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Arab world's largest economies, ended 2017 on a high note with business conditions improving at the sharpest pace in 34 months in the UAE, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Airport saw 5.6% growth in passenger traffic in Nov

Dubai International (DXB) attracted close to seven million passengers in November 2017 compared to 6.6 million a year ago, registering an increase of 5.6 per cent. According to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, passenger numbers ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police launch new identity

Dubai: Security, communication and innovation are the three defining facets of Dubai Police’s new identity which was unveiled on Thursday as part the force’s strategic plan and the Dubai government’s Vision 2021. Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al ... ( read original story ...)