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Dubai Police seized 41,000 banned items from travellers

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Dubai: Dubai Police confiscated around 41,000 prohibited items that travellers carried in their baggage last year, an official said on Wednesday. With the numbers of travellers increasing at Dubai International Airport, officials are urging people to arrive at the airport early to avoid delays and ease the movement of other travellers. Brigadier Mohammad Ahmad Bin Dylan, deputy director of Airports ... Read More »

Dubai Customs launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

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Dubai: Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Ahmed Mahboob ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen Red Sea ports after UAE drawdown

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DUBAI/ADEN : Saudi Arabia’s military in Yemen has moved in to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after its leading ally the United Arab Emirates substantially reduced its presence there, four sources familiar with the matter said. The UAE has drawn down its numbers in some parts of Yemen, where it had set up large ... Read More »

UAE confirms withdrawal from port city of Hodeidah

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The United Arab Emirates has announced a “strategic redeployment” from the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen, as well as a more limited tactical retreat elsewhere in the country – marking a significant moment in Yemen’s four-year civil war. UAE officials said the move, under discussion for as long as a year, was designed to support a United Nations-led peace ... Read More »

UAE Hopes for Foundation of Sudan Constitutional System

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The United Arab Emirates congratulated Sudan on Friday after its military council and opposition reached a power-sharing deal. “We hope that the next phase will witness the foundation of a constitutional system that will strengthen the role of institutions with broad national and popular support,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said in a Twitter post. He ... Read More »

UAE-India bilateral trade reaches $60b in 2018-19

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The UAE has become India’s third largest trading partner after the US and China as bilateral trade hit $60 billion during financial year 2018-19, said Navdeep Singh Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE. While addressing a forum in Dubai, the ambassador said that exports from India to UAE totalled $30.2 billion while exports from the UAE to India reached ... Read More »

UAE offers 100% foreign ownership in 122 economic activities

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UAE made another historic announcement on Tuesday as it offered 100 per cent foreign ownership in 122 economic sectors. The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the sectors and economic activities eligible for up to 100 per cent foreign ownership in ... Read More »

Landmark Moment for Emirates Global Aluminium

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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) last week announced the arrival of Cape Taweelah, the first fully-laden Capesize vessel to call at any GCC port at its quay at Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Ports has modified the approaches to Khalifa Port to accommodate Capesize vessels bound for EGA, making it the first port in the Gulf able to accommodate ... Read More »

Man sentenced to 7 years over smuggling drug-soaked clothes to Dubai

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A Nigerian man was arrested at Dubai International Airport after inspectors found a check-in luggage filled with crystal meth-soaked clothes in his possession. The amount totaled to 18.2 kg of drugs. The 39-year-old arrived in Dubai on April 6, and his agitated looks gave him away, it was revealed. Upon examining his check-in bag, its tag was found to be ... Read More »

KT for Good: UAE firm on taking down fake medicines

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UAE has stringent medical products’ importation measures in place to stop the entry of counterfeit medicine. Residents can rest assured that there are very minimal fake medicines in pharmacies or hospitals across the country, officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) have said. However, the challenge remains over false promises of fake medicines over the Internet. In an ... Read More »

UAE participates in Arab Customs Tariff meeting

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The UAE, represented by Majid Obaid Al Suwaidi, Head of the Policies and Procedures Department at the Federal Customs Authority, is participating in the 42nd session of the Arab Commission for the Unified Customs Tariff at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. In a statement on the sidelines of the meeting, which began on Tuesday, Abdulaziz Abdulmohsen Al Mogheera, Director ... Read More »

Most UAE and KSA companies see IoT as critical to growth

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Honeywell partnered with YouGov and IDC to launch the “IIoT Market Spotlight – UAE & Saudi Arabia” study, which analyzes the views of approximately 250 C-level executives at companies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia across the buildings and cities, transport and logistics and industrial sectors. A new report by Honeywell has revealed two-thirds of medium-to-large organizations in the UAE ... Read More »

The Saudi-UAE axis has destabilising plans beyond the Gulf

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As the situation in the Middle East continues to escalate, with Iran and the US-Saudi axis trading accusations over sabotaged vessels in the Gulf, Qataris quietly marked two years of living under siege. Although the land, sea and air blockade the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt imposed on Qatar in June 2017 has taken a backseat ... Read More »

UAE’s biggest lender FAB to shut Qatar operations amid row with Doha

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DUBAI, : First Abu Dhabi Bank, the biggest lender in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said it will close its sole branch in Qatar, citing Doha’s regulatory actions against the bank. The move came after a Qatari regulator earlier this month placed more business restrictions on First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), as Doha continues a probe into alleged currency manipulation ... Read More »

Dubai Customs turns to AI to boost productivity

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Dubai Customs has announced that its “Productivity Engine” has been approved by the Dubai Executive Council to be used at the government departments level, WAM reported. The engine, developed in-house by Dubai Customs, uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost productivity, reduce costs and make clients happier and more satisfied towards the fulfilments of Dubai bold plans and vision. The AI ... Read More »

Indian billionaire B.R. Shetty gets 10-year UAE visa

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Dubai: Prominent Indian businessman Dr B. R. Shetty, founder and chairman of NMC Healthcare, Finablr, Neopharma and BRS Ventures, has received his long term 10-year UAE residency visa on Tuesday.On Tuesday, the billionaire businessman drove down to Dubai to collect his passport from the office of Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of GDRFA. The Abu Dhabi resident, a veteran, ... Read More »

Revealed: how UAE traffic congestion compares globally

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Traffic congestion in Dubai is improving, according to new research, but motorists are still spending an average of an extra 23 percent time sitting in jams. The TomTom Traffic Index, a global report detailing the traffic situation in 403 cities in 56 countries around the world, said that motorists spent 4 percent less time in congestion last year compared to ... Read More »

Divers fish 260 kilograms of waste from Mina Zayed port

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Divers have cleaned up a staggering 260 kilograms of rubbish from Abu Dhabi’s ocean floor. In less than an hour, a crew of 20 volunteers collected nearly 300 aluminum cans, more than 160 plastic bags and around 120 glass bottles from dhow harbour near Mina Zayed port. “The main culprits we had were single-use plastics, like water bottles and plastic ... Read More »

UAE’s GSCCO to operate fourth port in Saudi Arabia

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Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), a Sharjah-based subsidiary of Gulftainer group, announced it has signed an agreement with Red Sea Marine Services Company Limited to manage and operate King Fahad Industrial Port (KFIP) in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, GSCCO will handle different types of cargo at KFIP, including containers, break-bulk cargo, vehicles, and bulk cargo, bringing its portfolio ... Read More »

Azerbaijan, UAE discuss role of customs authorities in trade cooperation

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Due to the intensification of trade relations in recent years, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates will strengthen ties in customs to facilitate bilateral trade. Safar Mehdiyev, Chairman of Azerbaijan State Customs Committee, met with a delegation headed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, on June 11. Mehdiyev said that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the development ... Read More »