Dubai introduces world’s first smart police station

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The world’s first Smart police station, launched by Dubai Police this week, will be in every neighborhood in the emirate according to a senior officer. “We plan to open up a Smart Station in every neighborhood and we are in discussions with developers in Dubai to achieve that,” the general director of smart services at Dubai Police, Brig Khalid Al Razooqi, told Al Arabiya English. The aim, he said, is to open up police services to a larger portion of the public in the ...

Arab quartet meet in New York to discuss new approach to Qatar crisis

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates held a meeting in New York to discuss the Qatar crisis and a new mechanism to deal with it. This new approach was not detailed, however it comes after a Paris-based Qatari sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani released a statement saying that he “hopes the ruling family and dignitaries respond to an invitation for a national meeting”. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the quartet meeting ...

Mobile payment to receive boost in UAE as Apple Pay plans entry soon

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Early last month, Apple Inc. while releasing its quarterly results, also announced that Apple Pay, its mobile payment software, would be expanded further internationally before the end of 2017. One of the countries where Apple Pay is being introduced is the UAE, the other countries being Denmark, Finland and Sweden. According to local media, Apple Pay has tied up with Emirates NBD, Mashreq, HSBC, RakBank, Standard Chartered and Emirates Islamic, and will be available for these banks’ ...

Abdel Malek threatens us with ‘fresh’ missiles

Friday, 15 September 2017

Every day passes on the ‘Decisive Storm’ operation launching proves that it was the most important foreign military political decision taken by Saudi Arabia and its most influential Gulf partner, the UAE. Some had doubts, others attacked the Arab-Islamic alliance for confronting the Houthi militias and their tottering alley Saleh. They strangely ignore that the Houthi is an ‘organic’ part of the Iranian Khomeini Revolutionary Guards. Al-Houthi overlooking the Jazan, ...

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Houthi leader threatens to attack Gulf States

Friday, 15 September 2017

Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said on Thursday his group could target Saudi oil tankers should Saudi Arabia attack Yemen’s main port at Hodeidah. “We could target Saudi oil tankers and we could do anything,” he said. In a televised speech, the leader also said his group’s ballistic missiles were capable of reaching the United Arab Emirates’ capital of Abu Dhabi and anywhere inside Saudi Arabia. It was unclear whether the Houthi group has the capability to ...

Anti-terror States: Measure taken against Qatar is ‘boycott’ not ‘blockade’

Friday, 15 September 2017

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt have affirmed that the measures they have taken against Qatar are legitimate decisions that are by no means a "blockade." The countries affirmed that the collective "boycotting" of Doha stems from the damage caused by its insensible policies manifested in its  financing and harboring of terrorism and terrorist groups. The Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to ...

Trump, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed discuss efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

US President, Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar, the White House said in a statement. “The President underscored the importance of unity among United States partners in the region and the need for all countries to do more to cut off funding for terrorist groups, discredit extremist ideology, and defeat terrorism,” the White House statement read. The call comes ...

INTERVIEW: VAT impact on UAE tourism negligible, even without refund

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

With details about the United Arab Emirates’ new Value-Added Tax (VAT) regulations yet to be finalized, the country’s tourism industry is awaiting details on whether tourists will be refunded or not. The UAE government has yet to issue its executive order detailing procedures and systems for VAT refunds to tourists. However, the expected impact on the industry has been described as “not relevant” according tax law veteran Franco Grilli Cicilioni from Galadari Advocates ...

UAE: Pilot killed after plane crash due to technical failure in Yemen

Monday, 11 September 2017

The United Arab Emirates has announced the death of a pilot due to technical failure while he was operating as part of the Arab Coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen. The Commander-in-Chief of UAE’s Armed Forces confirmed the death of Sergeant Nasser Gharib Al Mazrouei.

7 year-old Emirati boy controls traffic flow on Ras al-Khaimah road

Monday, 11 September 2017

A dream came true for 7-year-old Emirati Abdullah Hamad el-ktbi after Ras al-Khaimah (RAK) police fulfilled his wish to become a police officer. The little boy was given the opportunity to control traffic flow on one of the emirate’s roads.A team of officers and members of the Traffic and Patrol Department from RAK’s Police General Headquarters oversaw Abdullah taking over the flow on-site for a whole hour.New academic yearThis initiative coincided with the start of the new school ...

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