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Google Pay launched in the UAE

Google Pay will allow users to make purchases using Android devices at stores Internet giant Google announced the launch of its contactless payment service in the UAE, furhter ramping up the competition sector that is gaining wider acceptance. Google Pay will allow users to make purchases using Android devices at stores that accept contactless payments, as well as across all …

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WGES 2018: Former UN climate head lays down solar challenge to UAE

Christina Figures challenges country to further reduce the cost of renewable energy production The former secretary-general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change laid down a challenge to the United Arab Emirates to continue working to drive down the cost of solar energy at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday. Christina Figures hailed the “fantastic …

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UAE classrooms bring to life Expo 2020 Dubai themes with new online learning resources

Expo School Programme materials designed to engage, inspire and spark curiosity Focuses include future careers, smart technology and environmental conservation Resources developed in collaboration with volunteer teachers from across the UAE Educators in the UAE can now complement their lessons with a variety of fun and forward-thinking topics and activities developed as part of a new series of online learning …

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Arab policymakers more supportive of SMEs to aid jobs growth, says founder of new SME ratings agency

Nashwa Saleh says new Cairo-based business will initially target medium-sized businesses across the EMEA region Rising unemployment rates in Arab countries have made policymakers more interested in supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) over the past few years, the head of a new SME ratings agency has said. Nashwa Saleh, an Egyptian entrepreneur and a former director at ratings agency …

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UAE kicks off $50mln green energy projects in the Caribbean

Solar projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and St Vincent and the Grenadines will significantly cut energy costs The first three renewable energy projects under the $50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) have broken ground in the Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) announced today. Fully financed by …

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Grade 12 students, fresh graduates can stay in UAE for two more years

The policy is particularly beneficial to male students above 18 and under their parent’s visa Students dependent on their parents after Grade 12 and those who have finished their university studies can soon be granted a one-year extension of their residence visa twice, according to the new visa reforms to be implemented starting next week. Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, …

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UAE fully ready for tech disruptions of the future

The UAE is all set to meet the challenges that disruptive technologies will bring in the coming years, experts at the fifth edition of the Global Innovation Summit said. Jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and SPI Greatsands Group, the event celebrated the achievements of several innovators across various sectors including technology, aviation, and healthcare. …

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Dafza starts work on $871mln Dubai e-commerce city

Launched in 2017, Dubai CommerCity is spread over an area of 2.1 million sq ft in Umm Ramool, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) and UAE developer Wasl Asset Management Group said early works have commenced on their ambitious Dh3.2 billion ($871 million) Dubai CommerCity project and the piling and shoring will begin next year. Launched in 2017, Dubai CommerCity is …

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UAE preparing to launch KhalifaSat in Japan

The UAE’s commercial space industry will also be positively impacted by the launch of this satellite. The UAE’s first fully Emirati-built satellite has reached Japan’s island of Tanegashima for its upcoming liftoff to space on October 29. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) posted a video of KhalifaSat’s journey to Tanegashima on Twitter on Friday, where the satellite can …

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UAE Space Agency to unveil investment strategy in October

Total Emirati investments in space sector valued at over $5.98bln so far in 2018 The UAE Space Agency has been preparing a full-fledged strategy to invest in the GCC country’s space sector in cooperation with relevant authorities. The anticipated strategy will be announced next October, according to the local business platform Arabian Business. The strategy aims at reinforcing the contribution …

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