Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Local News

Philippine Airlines to temporarily suspend flights to Abu Dhabi

Philippine Airlines says it’s temporarily suspending flights between Manila and Abu Dhabi from July 8. The carrier says the service is being halted as the management “undertakes route assessment initiatives”. The flights affected are PR 656 / 657, which are scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Those who have booked ...

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Analyst challenges IMF’s forecasts on UAE economy

Experts think the UAE’s oil sector is poised to see growth this year, despite forecasts of a slowdown. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts a contraction of 2.9 per cent on the back of OPEC cuts, which have been extended until next year. But Jean-Paul Pigat, Head of Research at ...

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14 hawksbill turtles released into Arabian Gulf

A total of 14 endangered turtles have been released into the Arabian Gulf on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island beach. The hawksbill sea turtles were rehabilitated after being found washed up on the shore last winter. Buthaina Al Qubaisi is the acting head of the environmental services of the Tourism Development ...

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RTA announces closure of Al Yalayes Street following accident

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the closure of Al Yalayes Street following a traffic accident. Motorists have been advised to take alternative routes such as Jebel Ali-Lehbab and Al Maktoum Airport streets. According to eyewitnesses, the collision involved a truck, a bus and three sedans near the exit ...

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