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UAE Top Arab, World’S 15Th Largest Exporter

UAE Top Arab, World’S 15Th Largest Exporter

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Dubai accounts for a majority of the UAE's non-oil foreign trade. The UAE's investor-friendly and free trade policies, establishment of new free zones and state-of-the-art infrastructure are paying rich dividends as the country's trade grows. According to the World Trade Organisation, the UAE, which leads the Arab world, moved up 4 places to become 15th largest exporter in the world, surpassing Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The UAE also progressed by 1 place in imports, to occupy the 18th position internationally. In total, official figures revealed that the UAE's foreign trade reached Dh1.7 trillion last year. As per the WTO's International Trade Statistics in 2017, the UAE occupied the 21st position internationally and first in the Arab world in service exports and 17th posi...
Met Warns Of Poor Visibility In UAE, Rainfall Expected Today

Met Warns Of Poor Visibility In UAE, Rainfall Expected Today

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The relative humidity is likely to increase by night. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has advised motorists to drive safely in view of poor visibility expected on Tuesday. The centre added that dusty weather is likely to reduce visibility to less than 2000 m at times over scattered areas of the country because of convective clouds formation, which may be associated with rainfall. pic.twitter.com/bfn64TzkDi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 17 April 2018 The weather shall be partly cloudy with increase in the temperature. "The amount of clouds will increase over scattered areas, becoming convective and rainy at times," NCM added. "The relative humidity is likely to increase by night and early morning over some coastal areas." The sea will be moderate to ro
No Sales Of Electronic Items Without Warranty In UAE From July

No Sales Of Electronic Items Without Warranty In UAE From July

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The department stressed that there will be no further grace period for the company to implement the decision. The Ministry of Economy confirmed that the Department of Consumer Protection has made a final decision to prevent selling all electronics items including electrical appliances and mobile phones without warranty, starting from July, Emarat Al Youm reported. The department stressed that there will be no further grace period for companies to implement the decision, explaining that the committee has already extended the grace period to July, after it was supposed to end in January. Selling electronics without warranty for re-exporting or using out of UAE is a decision of the resellers and they have the full responsibility of its consequences. On the other hand, consumers an...
Emirates Offers Special Fares For UAE Travellers This Summer

Emirates Offers Special Fares For UAE Travellers This Summer

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The offer applies for outbound travel between April 19 and December13, 2018. Emirates is offering special early bird fares for UAE travellers to destinations within its global network. Travellers who book in advance can enjoy special fares starting from Monday, April 16 until 30 April 2018 and applies to select travel periods. Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh795, to Europe starting at Dh2,135, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh945, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh2,035. Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh3,155, to Europe starting at Dh9,395, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh2835, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh8,895. Emirates passeng...
Beware, E-Cigarettes Are Being Used To Smoke Drugs In UAE

Beware, E-Cigarettes Are Being Used To Smoke Drugs In UAE

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The danger of this trend lies in the fact that e-cigarettes are more socially acceptable than their traditional counterparts. The Dubai Police have recorded 17 instances of youngsters mixing drugs in electronic cigarettes and smoking them, a top officer revealed on Sunday. As part of a study, the department of evidence examined 103 e-cigarettes seized in the country and found that 17 were used to smoke drugs. According to Khalid Al Sumaiti, a senior forensic expert, in two cases, a cocktail of five different drugs was smoked. Fourteen of the e-cigarettes were used to inhale cannabis oil. E-cigarettes are banned in the UAE, but residents procure them illegally via social media platforms and some commercial centres, he said. Al Sumaiti said criminals mixed drugs, including a synt...
Transit Passengers To Enjoy Day Out In UAE Under New Visa Policy

Transit Passengers To Enjoy Day Out In UAE Under New Visa Policy

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The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country. Preparations are afoot to roll out legislations that will allow transit passengers to tour the country. On Monday, the UAE Cabinet gave the green light to prepare a general policy to grant entry visas to transit passengers who wish to visit the country's landmarks and tourist attractions. Passengers transiting via any of the airports in the country will be able to obtain entry visas. The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country, thus boosting the tourism industry. The Cabinet formed a working group, led by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, to prepare the new policy, "consi...
Video: Rain Hits Parts Of UAE, More Expected

Video: Rain Hits Parts Of UAE, More Expected

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The sea will be moderate to rough at times. Rainfall hit Dubai and some parts of the UAE on Monday morning. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted partly cloudy weather with likeliness of more rainfall for rest of the day. ⁧#المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ ⁧#أمطار_الخير⁩ دبي⁩ ⁧#هواة_الطقس⁩ ⁧#أصدقاء_المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد⁩ pic.twitter.com/HnrA6gBRWi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 pic.twitter.com/2JKkJ7hqWi — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 "The amount of clouds will increase over scattered areas of the country, with a probability of rainfall at times," NCM said. pic.twitter.com/ga64X70ewQ — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 16 April 2018 Moderate winds will blow in general, freshening at times and causing blowing o
Beware: Fta To Get Tough On Vat Evaders In UAE

Beware: Fta To Get Tough On Vat Evaders In UAE

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Fines of over Dh20,000 on companies flouting VAT registrations in UAE, FTA warns The Federal Tax Authority will get tough on companies, which are obliged to register for value-added tax (VAT) but have not done so from next month, said a senior official. Khalid Ali Al Bustani, director general, Federal Tax Authority, said during a media briefing on Wednesday that the postponement of the penalty for late registration till April 30 was agreed to get companies onboard who had not registered yet. "Beyond this period, there will be no reason for the companies not to register and they will be subject to several penalties. We are working with economic departments to arrange roadshows also to help these (non-registered) companies register. Beyond that, we will take our role for auditing th...
Isra Wal Miraj Holiday Declared In UAE

Isra Wal Miraj Holiday Declared In UAE

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Work will resume on Sunday, April 15. The UAE has declared a holiday for the public sector on Saturday, April 14, to mark 'Al Isra Wal Miraj'. Work will resume on Sunday, April 15. The announcement was made today by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. A circular issued by the federal human resources authority stated that the decision is in implementation of the provisions of Paragraph 5 of Article 100 of the Cabinet Resolution No.13 of 2012 and regulations of the Decree of Federal Law No.11 of 2008 on human resources in the federal government and its amendments, which defines the public holidays of ministries and federal authorities in the country. On the occasion, the authority congratulated the Preside...
UAE Named World’S Largest Humanitarian Donor For Fifth Year

UAE Named World’S Largest Humanitarian Donor For Fifth Year

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Asia got Dh8.28 billion, or 43 per cent of the development aid, followed by Africa which got Dh5.44 billion or 28 per cent of the support. The UAE has been named the world's largest donor of development assistance in proportion to its gross national income (GNI) for the fifth year running, according to the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The UAE exceeded the UN target of 0.7 per cent official development assistance in proportion to its GNI ratio by donating Dh19.32 billion, a growth of 18.1 per cent over 2016, representing 1.31 per cent of its GNI for official development assistance in 2017. Up to 54 per cent of the value of the aid is non-repayable grants that are aimed at supporting the developmental plans of t...
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