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    UAE routes identified for futuristic Hyperloop project, says RTA

    The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the initial design of the Hyperloop project which aims to revolutionise travel by cutting the Dubai to Abu Dhabi journey to just 12 minutes.

    Hyperloop, which is part of RTA’s initiatives for Dubai Future Accelerators, was exhibited for the first time in the world, in collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One, as part of its participation in the UAE Innovation Month.


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    Nissan crossover, SUV sales surge 12pc in 2017February 22, 2018

    Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12 per cent in 2017 to more than two million vehicles.

    The sales were driven by the all-new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the Infiniti QX30 compact luxury crossover.

    Infiniti luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9 per cent in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year.

    The Kicks benefited from its first full year of sales in Mexico, Latin America and China, reaching nearly 109,000 sales worldwide. The small crossover will launch this year in the US and Canada and is expected"...

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    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi achieves key medical milestoneFebruary 22, 2018

    Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have created history in the UAE by developing a comprehensive multi-organ transplant program which is already transforming patients’ lives.

    This month, the multi-specialty hospital successfully completed the UAE’s first full liver transplant and first lung transplant, both from deceased donors.

    With the pioneering surgeries conducted this month, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has till now performed deceased donor transplants for four major organs – kidney, heart, liver and lung. These operations were supported by the Ministry of Health.

    The UAE’s first full liver transplant, which took place on February 1, was performed by"...

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    Dorchester Collection to manage luxury project on The Palm

    UAE-based developer Omniyat has announced that Dorchester Collection will manage its luxury One Palm development on The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, making it the first residential development in the Middle East to be managed by the iconic hospitality brand.

    The news follows last week’s announcement of the partnership between the two companies that will bring Dorchester Collection to the region for the first time. The collaboration includes a stunning new development on the banks of Dubai Canal in the Marasi community, featuring an ultra-luxury hotel and serviced residences.

    An exclusive gala event in Dubai next month will celebrate the partnership, unveiling the official project name with a preview"...

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    Full telecoms competition in the UAE inches closer after du launches nationwide TV service

    Du has announced the availability of limited home internet and TV packages across the UAE, marking the beginning of full competition in the UAE’s telecoms space 11 years after the second operator first launched services.

    The extension of du’s Home Plan to customers outside the operator’s traditional footprint of Dubai means that UAE customers will for the first time be able to choose from which operator to receive “triple play” services, which encompass fixed line, broadband and TV services.

    “We are offering a new level of flexibility"...

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    Emaar's Harbour Views project rises in Dubai Creek

    Construction group ASGC has announced reaching a main milestone on the Harbour Views project by Emaar in Dubai Creek Harbour with the completion of foundation works.

    Work to the eighth-floor level was completed on time, achieving 20 percent of overall progress in the construction of the two high-rise residential towers, the company said in a statement.

    It said a total of 17,800 cubic metres of concrete were used for the concrete work for the two towers.

    “We are proud to strengthen our relationship"...

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    Flydubai reports 18% profit hike for 2017

    Flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier which signed last year an expanded codeshare agreement with sister airline Emirates, reported an 18 per cent rise in net profit as it flew a record number of passengers.

    The airline's tie-up with Emirates and a refreshed fleet is expected to continue to drive growth in 2018.

    Net profit for 2017 increased to Dh37.3 million from Dh31.6m in 2016, while total revenues increased 9.2 per cent to Dh5.5 billion compared to Dh5bn the previous year.

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