Dubai Women’s Triathlon off to rousing start

Honestly, I was not expecting to win here as it was more about just participating,” Casey told Gulf News after finishing ahead of Australian Emma Deane and Bianca Beisetzer-Clark of Canada in the Super Sprint category for women over 30. The Dubai-based ... ( read original story ...)

The world’s largest solar tower is located in Dubai

It’s the crown that will sit atop hundreds of jewelled panels tilted toward the desert sun – a solar tower that will rise an incredible 853ft into the sky and deliver 700MW of additional power. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park’s new ... ( read original story ...)

UAE residents debunk perception of credit card carelessness

“With the advent of credit scoring from Al Etihad Credit Bureau, and the uptake of credit checks by local financial institutions, the UAE has become a model country in the region for sensible lending,” said Richards. UAE consumers said they still ... ( read original story ...)

UAE central bank probes Gupta money laundering

Money laundering by the Gupta family using shelf companies in Dubai is "very unfortunate" and is being discussed "at the highest level", says Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dubai, through the United Arab ... ( read original story ...)

Emaar IPO set to turbocharge Dubai exchange

LONDON: After disclosing lacklustre third-quarter figures, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) will be glad of the fees windfall following this month’s initial public offering (IPO) of Emaar Development, part of the UAE’s largest listed company, Emaar ... ( read original story ...)

A new milestone in UK-UAE literary partnership

As the inaugural Guest of Honour at this year’s book fair, members of a UK trade mission team attending the book fair told Gulf News that the gesture by Sharjah organisers is a signal of a growing cultural exchange of all things literary between the UAE ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police use footprints to nab criminals

Earlier, Dubai Police had told Gulf News that the police command room is acquiring new artificial intelligence and biometric facial recognition software to help predict crimes. Brigadier Kamil Butti Al Suwaidi, Director of the Operations Department ... ( read original story ...)

Would you ride in a driverless car in Dubai?

From Smart Dubai’s plan to become paperless in 2021, including the Emirate’s smart tourism initiative and WiFi for all, Dubai’s aspirations of becoming a benchmark for future smart cities are the real deal. Now the focus turns to driverless vehicles. ( read original story ...)