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    Dubai Airport remains No. 1 for handling international passengers in 2015 [Show Video]

    Dubai International Airport has retained the crown as the world's No. 1 hub for international passengers by registering annual traffic of more than 78 million in 2015, according to its operator Dubai Airports.

    Dubai International is expected to keep the crown for at least a couple of years more as its close competitor London Heathrow recorded average international passenger volume of below six million per month in 2015 compared to Dubai's monthly 6.5 million passenger traffic last year.


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    Police Team to Participate in the Half Marathon Championship Organized in Jordan

    Police Team to Participate in the Half Marathon Championship Organized in JordanFebruary 7, 2016

    The board of the Police Sports Association approved the formation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) police team that will participate in the Asian club taekwondo championship for women, to be held in Sharjah in 2016. The board also approved the participation in the Arab Police Championship half marathon that will be organized in Jordan from 17-22 April 2016.

    The meeting was held in the office of the Director General of the Police College and chaired by Colonel Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj"...

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    Al Ka’bi Council Encourages Fostering Traffic Awareness

    Al Ka’bi Council Encourages Fostering Traffic AwarenessFebruary 7, 2016

    Participants at the council held by Juma’a Saeed Al Ka’bi stressed the importance of fostering efforts to increase traffic awareness among all community segments and increasing public engagement in traffic awareness programs. This will minimize and reduce traffic accident rates. It will also spread and promote the traffic culture and abiding by traffic laws, especially among the youth.

    The council’s host Juma’a Saeed Al Ka’bi praised the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police to encourage close cooperation and to develop its community message via"...

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    Business Leaders Discuss the Impact of VAT on Businesses in the United Arab Emirates

    In June 2014, the long anticipated announcement came from the UAE Ministry of Finance about its plans to establish a corporate tax and VAT regime as part of its efforts to ‘[ensure] the sustainability of the federal government’s financial resources.’ (Ministry of Finance, 2014 annual report). The draft legislation has not yet been published and is yet to go through legislative process, and no implementation date has been set. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Finance’s intentions have been clearly set out in its 2014 annual report, indicating that the days of tax-free living in the UAE are coming to an end.


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    DMS and Anghami Celebrate Two Years of Partnership

    Anghami and DMS recently celebrated two years of fruitful partnership and growth. The occasion was marked with a celebration hosted on the Choueiri Group Building’s rooftop, which housed over 600 people. DMS, which serves as Choueiri Group’s digital media arm and Anghami’s strategic commercial partner, has helped to enable over 100% growth in ad revenues for the platform (2015 vs. 2014).

    Anghami’s efforts over the last two years have witnessed the evolution of its commercial offering moving beyond display, which represents 45% of the market today"...

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    Sub-Accounts for Using MoI Electronic and Smart Services

    The Executive Office of the Ministry of Interior’s Smart Government Program is studying the possibility of creating sub-accounts for users of the ministry’s smart and electronic services in the public and private sectors. This could be realized by developing a new mechanism that enables both sectors to manage their businesses and services by creating trade license entities and sub-accounts that enjoy legal personality associated with the personality of the owner (business accounts). This will enable users to utilize and manage all electronic and smart services provided as per their activities and trade licenses. Additionally, they will be able to follow up with transactions and open new sub-accounts directly"...

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    GCAA calls for drone enthusiasts to practice in accredited clubs

    The General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has called upon light air sports enthusiasts to practice their hobbies in designated clubs accredited by the authority in order to maintain their security and safety. The call falls within the framework of the campaign organised by the authority to raise awareness about light air sports.

    The campaign was launched in cooperation with the Air Support Department at the Directorate General of Security Support at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and continues for two weeks during February.


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