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    Etihad Airways commits to zero net carbon emissions by 2050

    Etihad Airways on Wednesday announced its commitment to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.

    In a statement, the airline said that its ambitious environmental targets will be achieved through a mix of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners and adoption of a programme of relevant carbon offsets.

    Tony Douglas, group CEO of Etihad"...

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    World security, safety and fire protection experts converge today in Dubai for IntersecJanuary 19, 2020

    DUBAI — The world’s leading security, safety and fire protection experts will gather in Dubai for the 2020 edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety and fire production, starting today (Jan. 19) to probe the latest technology solutions transforming the global security industry.

    The three-day event gathers more than 1,100 exhibitors for 50-plus countries, including the majority of the world’s top 50 security manufacturers will be displaying the latest security solutions across the three days when the show kicks off.

    While the exhibition will be a window to disruptive technology shaping the international security sector, Intersec’s three-pronged"...

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    Developer Azizi says 81% of its Dubai homes sold off-planJanuary 19, 2020

    Azizi Developments has revealed that it has sold 81 percent of its inventory across its 54 ongoing projects in Dubai.

    The figure, correct as of the end of the third quarter of 2019, signifies a strong investor appetite for reasonably priced residences in Dubai’s high-growth corridors, the UAE-based developer said in a statement.

    It added that projects such as Aliyah in Dubai Healthcare City and Plaza in Al Furjan have yielded an average of approximately 90 percent of units sold prior to completion.

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    Dubai's Fajr Capital sells stake in Brunei's largest bank

    Dubai-based Fajr Capital has announced the sale of its significant minority stake in Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Brunei’s largest bank, to Brunei Investment Agency.

    Fajr Capital invested in BIBD in September 2010 with a commitment to transform the bank into a world-class financial services institution.

    Fajr Capital said it has worked alongside BIBD’s shareholders to devise and begin implementation of a new strategy which resulted in enhanced customer experience, introduction of internet banking and new digital platforms, international expansion in South"...

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    Dubai to allow campers, caravans to use beaches for free with permit

    Individuals can now use their caravans for camping on Dubai's beaches without incurring fees, Dubai Municipality has announced.

    The decision was announced following directives by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

    In a statement carried by state news agency WAM, Dawood Al Hajri, director-general of Dubai Municipality, confirmed that camping with caravans on Dubai beaches designated for this purpose has become free of charge and that permits can be available online on the Municipality website.

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    Fifth Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress opens in Dubai

    The fifth edition of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress, (EPSC) was officially opened today by Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare.

    Running from January 16 to 18, the three-day premier plastic surgery event is being held under the theme ‘Science and Art in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery’ and aims to shed new light on the latest advances, trends and key breakthroughs in this highly evolving field.

    Following the opening ceremony, Dr Kazim, accompanied by a number of doctors, surgeons and senior officials from the health care industry in the region and abroad, toured the exhibition, where they learned about the latest research, new approaches and treatment"...

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    UAE takes a lead role to promote sustainability

    The UAE renewed its commitment in finding innovative solutions to minimise the impacts of climate change and save the planet.

    The UAE leadership announced far-reaching initiatives during the recently-concluded Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which included the Irena General Assembly, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, the Future Sustainability Summit, the World Future Energy Summit, and the Zayed Sustainability Prize.

    The highlight of the week was the declaration by Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Adnoc Group CEO, who sets high targets for the next decade.

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