Abu Dhabi Crown Prince visits Afghan man who refuses to sell Sheikh Zayed carpet

Friday, 23 February 2018

After an Afghan carpet seller in the UAE refused to sell a picture of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan, “Baba Zayed,” as a symbol of respect loyalty to a country which has been home for years, he was surprised with a visit from the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on Thursday. After his visit to the carpet store, Sheikh Mohammed took to twitter to share the man’s story, a story of loyalty to the late Sheikh Zayed. In his tweet, the crown prince said to the millions who reside in the ...

UAE’s RTA unveils prototype of Hyperloop design

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has announced that the RTA would unveil the initial design of the Hyperloop. The design will be exhibited for the first time in the world, in collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One, as part of its participation in the UAE Innovation Month. RTA will also exhibit several initiatives such as Autonomous Pods, High-Frequency Express Buses, and the Urban Mobility Innovation ...

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani and his accompanying delegation.The visiting delegation was hosted at Al Bahr Palace on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed, welcomed Sheikh Sultan to the UAE, affirming the deep fraternal and historic ties that ...

UAE announces up to $27,000 fine for littering

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The UAE’s al-Ain Municipality and the Abu Dhabi Centre of Waste management have announced that fines for littering and depositing waste will be between 1,000 Dhs ($270) and 100,000 Dhs ($27,000) as part of their nine-month campaign to raise awareness among residents.According to Gulf News, an al-Ain Municipality official said that a similar awareness campaign in 2017 resulted in a 70 percent success rate.The purpose of the campaign is to preserve the appearance of the city while educating ...

Abu Dhabi court to hear appeal in rape and murder of 11-year-old boy

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal will reconvene for the second time to consider the appeal of the death penalty verdict issued last year to a 33-year-old Pakistani man.The man found guilty of raping and killing his nephew in 2017 was sentenced to death.The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court found the man guilty of raping and murdering 11-year-old Azan Majid Janjua, whose body was found on the rooftop of the building in the UAE capital where his family lived.The court also sentenced the man to pay blood money ...

Abu Dhabi considering guide to regulate virtual currency exchange

Monday, 12 February 2018

Abu Dhabi’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA)is developing and considering a framework to regulate and supervise virtual currency activity.The FSRA issued its first regulatory guide in October, which states that virtual currencies are considered commodities therefore the derivative trading will be regulated under Financial Services and Markets Regulations, however, spot trading will not.The also advised consumers of virtual currencies to take caution when making large ...

Abu Dhabi financial regulator may create framework for virtual currencies

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The regulator of Abu Dhabi's international financial center said it could create rules for exchanges handling virtual currencies, in a sign that authorities in the UAE may allow trade in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to develop. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) is considering whether to establish a framework for virtual currency exchanges, the FSRA, which supervises the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), said on Sunday. "In considering such a framework, the FSRA intends ...

Hindu stone temple to be built in Abu Dhabi by 2020

Saturday, 10 February 2018

By 2020, UAE’s Abu Dhabi will be hosting the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East which will be hand carved and crafted by temple artisans in India and assembled in the UAE. The architecture will be inspired by the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, reported The National newspaper on Thursday. The temple will be located just off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. Some features the holy landmark will encompass are visitors’ prayer halls, exhibitions, learning areas, a sports ...

Abu Dhabi courts jails man who paid $8 mln for No. 1 plate with dud cheque

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

An Abu Dhabi court has confirmed that the appeals circuit has upheld a sentence of three years in jail after he had been convicted of fraud after writing a bad cheque worth $8.4 mln (AED 31 mln) to pay for the emirate’s number 1 license plate.The man is expected to serve his three-year sentence.The cheque was issued during an auction in 2016 for special car plate numbers when the businessman made the $8 mln bid for the number 1 care plate. Auctioneers then found out they could not cash in ...

WATCH: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Egypt’s Sisi dining at the mall

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi shared on his official facebook page a photo taken of him in the company of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The photo was taken on Tuesday at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi during Sisi’s visit to the UAE. Social media fans spotted the two leaders wandering about at the mall and heading to their dining table at one of the capital’s restaurants. Videos were shared featuring the Egyptian president being welcomed by Abu Dhabi Crown ...

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