Abu Dhabi expects 3.16% GDP growth in 2018

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi expects real GDP growth of 3.16 per cent in ... We gauge investors’ confidence on a monthly basis and we see some kind of optimism.” “I think there has been news that may be five or six IPOs are expected in the last quarter ... ( read original story ...)

Boy calls Dubai Police threatening to commit suicide

Dubai: A 13-year-old boy who called Dubai Police threatening to commit suicide because his mother abandoned him in their flat was counselled and moved to a shelter in Sharjah. The terrified child informed the control room that his mother was travelling ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi Is Said to Weigh Raising About $10 Billion From Bonds

Abu Dhabi, home to about 6 percent of the world’s oil reserves, is said to be considering raising about $10 billion from a dollar bond sale as early as Tuesday to help plug a budget deficit. Encouraged by Saudi Arabia’s $12.5 billion sale last week ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai announces 30-day fitness challenge

Dubai: A fitness challenge to encourage people to exercise and take part in sports was launched on Monday by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council. Shaikh Hamdan called on everyone to ... ( read original story ...)

Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in vehicles often go overlooked in the oil-rich area, but even some of the world's ... ( read original story ...)

Kareena Kapoor to open jewellery store in Dubai

Kareena Kapoor Khan will inaugurate two jewellery stores in Dubai on Thursday. The brand ambassador for Malabar Gold & Diamonds will appear at their Meena Bazaar branch at 6.30pm, followed by a visit to their new showroom in Al Barsha at 8.30pm. ( read original story ...)

Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

The local government in Dubai has officially launched its own cryptocurrency called emCash, according to announcements by local news media outlets. The cryptocurrency would be used for payment of governmental and nongovernmental services. According to Ali ... ( read original story ...)

Nakheel, Centara form JV for Dubai resort

The Dubai-based master developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts have announced the official formation of a joint-venture company for a 600-room beachfront resort and waterpark at Dubai’s Deira Islands. A management agreement was ... ( read original story ...)

Smart Dubai launches new service app

accessing Dubai Customs accounts; and services such as “Ejari”, “Makani”, and “Criminal Case Look-up”. The platform also allows users to donate to Dubai Cares, Al Jalila Foundation and others. – TradeArabia News Service ( read original story ...)