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The UAE has provided more than AED 8 million of aid to Angola. A relief aircraft carrying tonnes of supplies shipped from the International Humanitarian City in Dubai arrived last night in the capital Luanda. The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) says the first phase of the assistance programme will provide relief, medical and logistical aid […]

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has rolled out a trial run of its new ‘Bus on Demand’ service. The initiative allows customers to ride the bus from their location to the nearest public transport station. Six 18-seater buses will operate on flexible routes and schedules, with smart app MVMANT enabling customers to track the buses […]

Dubai’s Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) department received an average of 70 complaints every day in 2017.  The Dubai Economy revealed that non-compliance with the purchase agreement was the most common issue raised by consumers, constituting 31 per cent of all cases. Meanwhile, refunds made up more than 20 per cent of complaints, and […]

Starting March 1, Arabian Sheri (emperor fish) and Safi (rabbitfish) fish will not be available in the UAE market for two months. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has announced a fishing ban on the two species during their breeding period. Local fisherman should release the fish back into the water if they are […]

The Arab Coalition supported by the UAE has launched an offensive against Al Qaeda strongholds in Yemen. ‘Al Faisal Operation’ aims to drive out elements of the extremist group from the entire Wadi Al Masini region in Hadramaut. Forces led by Saudi Arabia have already entered the valley and attained full control over its entry […]


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