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One-step process, 5 days to complete new connections for commercial and industrial projects in Dubai

DUBAI, 16th November, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has reduced the time to complete the one-step process for new connections of up to 150kW for commercial and industrial customers from seven to five days.

DEWA is further boosting Dubai's economy and continues to waive deposits and charges for these connections.

'We support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid"...

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Tawazun plans four new regional centres to further boost the UAE’s defence industryNovember 17, 2019

Tawazun Economic Council unveiled plans to open four new defence centres on Saturday including a missile engineering facility and a flight training hub in Abu Dhabi.

Tawazun, the body set up to promote the localisation of the UAE’s defence industry, said the deals will be signed at the Dubai Airshow this week, bringing the total number of projects under the Tawazun Economic Programme — which creates additional economic value from the country’s extensive defence procurement activities — to nine since February.

“A key objective of the programme"...

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Developer hires builder for Kalba Waterfront project in SharjahNovember 17, 2019

Eagle Hills Sharjah, a joint venture between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Eagle Hills, has announced that it has awarded the contract for the main works of Kalba Waterfront to MGM Contracting.

Kalba Waterfront will have a total built area of 20,000 square metres and will feature a mix of retail, food and beverage outlets, a waterfront promenade and terraces, a supermarket, a large food court, as well as a family entertainment centre.

The mall, which will also offer outdoor dining venues, capitalising on the views of the natural lagoon, is set"...

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UAE eyes growth trends in Sub-Sahara Africa

Dubai, 16th November, 2019 (WAM) -- Growing momentum behind regional integration, economic reforms, technological advances and infrastructure development are among the key factors fuelling business growth in sub-Sahara Africa, according to a new whitepaper released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The report, entitled Promise and Perils: Scaling up businesses in sub-Sahara Africa, was issued ahead of GBF Africa 2019 in Dubai. The findings shed light on the current business climate in sub-Sahara Africa and examined attractive business prospects offering the most potential for investors"...

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Series of strategic announcements at record-breaking ADIPEC lay solid foundation for next phase of ADNOC’s growth

ABU DHABI, 16th November, 2019 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will continue to unlock smart growth opportunities as it navigates the evolving energy landscape and builds on the momentum gained during a record-breaking edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC).

Provisional figures show an increase in visitor attendance by 7 percent, at 155,000; a 21 percent increase in the number of national and international oil companies participating; a 29 percent increase in the number of technical abstracts received, at 3,652 and over 100 government ministers and industry CEOs taking part in the conference"...

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Avivo Group vows to curb unhealthy lifestyle

With diabetes affecting more than one in five people living in the UAE, every effort should be made to curb unhealthy lifestyle prevalent among the majority of the residents in the country, a Dubai-based health expert said on World Diabetes Day.

'Balancing good health with a healthy work ambience is imperative in this competitive arena. Let us strive to overcome unhealthy lifestyle which is accompanied with loads of health threats, including diabetes,' said Avivo Group CEO Dr Atul, referring to the group's unique Employee Health Engagement Programme launched on World Diabetes Day.

The"...

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Abu Dhabi hotel guests up as 1.3M welcomed in Q3

The number of hotel guests that stayed in Abu Dhabi during the third quarter of 2019 exceeded 1.3 million, an increase of 1.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2018, according to the figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

Year-to-date, there have been almost 3.8 million hotel guests, a 2.9 per cent increase on 2018, said a Press release issued by DCT Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The latest report also shows that total hotel revenues for the third quarter were up at Dh1.1 billion, a rise of 1.7 per cent from the previous year."...

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