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Ramadan: No food cost increase in UAE

Source : The National / 30 Jun 2014 

Government officials will be monitoring the price of groceries in supermarkets during Ramadan to deter any unauthorised price hikes

Suppliers and retailers cannot increase prices of essential consumer commodities during the holy month without written consent by the authorities, said Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, the Minister of Economy.

 

High-tech podcars to take to Dubai streets

Source : Gulf News / 07 May 2014

Dubai is set to have a new mode of public transport — high-tech podcars — in the next couple of years, a senior official announced at a conference on Monday.

The Zabeel area has been identified for the launch of the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, which is currently operational only at London’s Heathrow Airport and in West Virginia in the US. In 2011 a similar system was also piloted at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

 

Is London a safe destination for UAE tourists?

Source : Al Arabiya / 24 Apr 2014

Two separate attacks on Emirati tourists in London occurring within the space of three weeks have prompted concerns over whether the British capital is still a safe holiday destination for UAE nationals.

 

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower

Source : CNN / 23 Apr 2014

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Kingdom Tower in Jeddah -- a prospect looking more likely as work begins next week, according to Construction Weekly.

 

Dubai cost of living rising at highest rate since 2009

Source : Agencies / 17 Apr 2014

Rising housing and food prices have pushed Dubai’s inflation rate to the highest since 2009, with the cost of living in March up 3 percent on the year before.

Housing and utility costs, which account for almost 44 percent of consumer expenses, were up 4.8 percent, and rose 0.4 percent month-on-month in March, Reuters said, quoting data from the Dubai Statistics Center.

 

Study ranks UAE number one in social progress

Source :Khaleej Times / 14 Apr 2014

The study was published by the nonprofit Social Progress Imperative and released last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. 

The UAE has been ranked number one in the region in a global study measuring social progress in 132 countries. Globally, the country has been ranked 37th in the 2014 Social Progress Index.

 

500 born with heart disease every year in UAE

Source : Khaleej Times / 07 Apr 2014

Before the era of paediatric cardiac surgery, the chances of survival past the age of 18 for a newborn with congenital heart disease was below 20 percent.

More than 500 babies are born with congenital heart disease in the UAE every year, with nearly 70 per cent of them requiring cardiac surgery, and more than half of those within the first six months of life, according to statistics released by Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC).

 

New Zealand tops social progress index, world's biggest economies trail

Source : Trust.org / 05 Apr 2014

New Zealand came first in a global index published on Thursday that ranks countries by social and environmental performance rather than economic output in a drive to make social progress a priority for politicians and businesses.

 

Dubai rolls out medical tourism strategy

By Mahmood Saberi / Gulf News / 26 Mar 2014

2014Dubai plans to attract thousands of medical tourists from Russia, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, South Asia and GCC states and has earmarked seven specialities that will bring patients for treatment to the emirate.

 

HIPA announces prize winners at grand ceremony

Source : Hipa.ae / 26 Mar 2014

China’s Fuyang Zhou wins the grand prize of $120,000 at the annual HIPA competition in Dubai. The Chinese photographer is among 17 winners at the grand ceremony, which took place at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on the evening of 17 March.

 
 

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