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    UAE hotels post best February occupancy levels for 9 years

    Hotels in the UAE recorded their highest February occupancy levels for nine years last month, according to new figures.

    Data released by industry analysts STR showed that occupancy rose by 6 percent in February to 84 percent compared to the same month last year.

    STR said the occupancy level was the highest for a February in the UAE since 2008.


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    Fashion notes: Lace makes a lovely returnMarch 24, 2017

    Lace is one of those tricky grey areas of fashion. While it’s a recurring fabric in the markets, season after season and decade after decade, it’s also one that, for some, sounds a bit icky, bringing up memories of cheap and itchy childhood dresses. For others, it’s welcomed, but these women often go overboard with the textile, so much that it can lack taste, class and overall style. If you recall, a very pregnant Kim Kardashian once wore a black lace bodysuit, and while her intent may have been to appear empowered, the look wasn’t one bit flattering.

    Right now, however, there are some"...

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    Dubai Airports’ green drive sees big resultsMarch 24, 2017

    Dubai Airports’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint resulted in total energy savings of 5.17 million kWh in 2016 across Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – equivalent to powering 235 homes for a full year, a report said.

    The report was issued just ahead of Dubai Airports’ participation in the Earth Hour on March 25 – when all non-essential lights across both DXB and DWC switched off for one hour.

    The energy savings are the result of a range of initiatives including installation of systems, active participation in events such as Earth Hour and World Clean Up Day, as well as new projects including the solar panels on the Concourse D building that began operation with the opening of the new facility in February 2016.


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    UAE and Malaysian telecom regulators discuss co-ordinating satellite frequencies

    The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, today said it had discussed co-ordinating efforts in satellite frequencies, relevant future initiatives and matters of common interest with representatives of Malaysia's telecommunications sector authorities.

    It was the fifth in a series of meetings held upon a request from the Malaysian authorities, due to the need to co-ordinate frequency requirements for satellite communications between the UAE and Malaysia, the TRA said.

    Steps will be taken to strengthen co-ordination between the two countries and potential ways to reduce overlap between their satellite networks, the TRA said.


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    Etihad introduces new way to bring electronics to US flights

    Worried about bringing your gadgets the next time you fly from the UAE to the US? Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways says you don't need to worry about it too much. After news of the ban, the Abu Dhabi-based airline is introducing a new method that will allow passengers to still bring their gadgets on flights to US.

    Etihad Airways is reassuring passengers of its highest level of service to minimise disruption following the introduction of a new US travel directive on electronic devices.

    Effective March 25, passengers on all US-bound flights from, or transiting through, Abu Dhabi"...

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    Dubai Property Show wows Shanghai

    The Dubai Property Show opened to the public at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre on Friday, taking the emirate's top properties to Chinese buyers.

    The three-day event was inaugurated by Majida Ali Rashid, assistant director-general of the Dubai Land Department (DLD), in the presence of Rashed Matar Alqemzi, UAE Consul-General to Shanghai; organisers Sumansa Exhibitions; DLD officials; the Dubai real estate fraternity; and visitors.

    The exhibition, which will conclude tomorrow, is showcasing a variety of luxurious and high-end yet affordable properties"...

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    ADNOC Distribution opens Gutouf Service Station in Al Rahba Area of Abu Dhabi

    ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of Gutouf service station in Al Rahba area of Abu Dhabi as part of the company’s strategic expansion plan to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services.

    Located near Golden Stars Stadium, the latest addition to ADNOC Distribution’s network takes the total number of stations in the city of Abu Dhabi and its suburbs to 95 service stations and six ADNOC Xpress stations.

    Operating round-the-clock, the service station features five islands with 10 dispensers offering E-Plus 91, Special 95, Super 98 and Green Diesel. It has sufficient fuelling capacity to serve 20 vehicles"...

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