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Dubai: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract to construct the Al Khaleej Street Tunnel Project. This initiative aligns with the development vision outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and is overseen by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This 1,650-meter tunnel, which starts at the end of the Infinity Bridge ramp in Deira and ends at the intersection of Al Khaleej and Cairo Streets, features six lanes that can accommodate up to 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive…

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Sharjah: The Sharjah Real Estate Department has integrated ownership and usufruct deeds into the UAE Digital Identity (UAE Pass) app. This initiative makes it the first government entity in the emirate to offer such a service digitally. The integration allows customers to access various property deeds—including ownership deeds, joint ownership deeds, usufruct deeds, and joint usufruct deeds—directly through their mobile devices using the UAE Pass app. This development aligns with the UAE government’s goals for digital transformation and improving customer service. Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al-Shamsi, Director-General of the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department, emphasized the department’s commitment to facilitating a…

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Tehran: Following the seizure of an Israeli industrialist’s ship by Iran, the conflict between Israel and Iran has intensified, moving toward open warfare. Iran has announced that it targeted specific locations in Israel with dozens of drones, each capable of carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. The drone attacks, which began at 2 AM Gulf Standard Time yesterday, have been confirmed by Israel. Iran launched approximately 200 drones and 10 missiles, all of which were intercepted and destroyed by Israeli forces. With the intensification of the conflict, Israel, Jordan, and Iraq have shut their airspaces. Following the attacks, Israel has also…

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Dubai: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has initiated the Dubai Demand Side Management Recognition Programme, an exclusive avenue to acknowledge and reward the outstanding endeavours of entities and persons who augment Dubai’s future via conscientious energy and water efficiency, circular economy, inventiveness, and outstanding contributions that foster a sustainable setting. Every category embodies a crucial facet of Dubai’s endeavour to curtail energy use, ranging from inventive green construction programs to trailblazing advancements in energy-efficient cooling technologies and beyond. “Through the Demand Side Management Recognition Programme, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy aims to improve the use of energy,…

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Abu Dhabi: The World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have their 2024 Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. from April 15–20, 2024. The United Arab Emirates, represented by the Ministry of Finance, declared that it will be participating in the meetings. The UAE delegation, which includes Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and Organizations at the Ministry of Finance, Ali Abdullah Sharafi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for International Financial Relations, Hamad Essa Al Zaabi, Director of the Office of Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and several specialists from the Ministry of Finance and the…

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Abu Dhabi: Ethara has announced that tickets for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are on sale. Fans may now purchase a variety of experiences and vantage positions for the Yas Marina Circuit F1 season finale. The 16th Abu Dhabi GP weekend, which is scheduled to take place from December 5–8, 2024, at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island, will feature the 24th and final race of the longest season in Formula 1 history. Saif Rashid Al Noaimi, CEO at Ethara remarked that,“It is an exciting moment as we announce tickets are now on sale for the…

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Abu Dhabi: The 32nd “Birds of Goodness” airdrop operation has successfully delivered 87 tons of humanitarian aid and Eid apparel to northern Gaza. Five aircraft took part in the airdrop: two C17s from the UAE Air Force, two C295s, and one C130 from the Egyptian Air Force. The goods that were airdropped included unique Eid dress parcels for families as well as necessities like food. These packages included toys, clothing, candies, and other goods for the whole family. In addition to easing their suffering, the expedition sought to meet the needs of the Palestinian people in Gaza during Eid Al-Fitr.…

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Dubai: The Dubai World Trade Center will host the 26th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) from October 1st to October 3rd, 2024, which is being organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX, said that as one of the largest specialised exhibitions in the world, WETEX supports the UAE and Dubai’s efforts to mobilise international efforts aimed at accelerating the energy transition and achieving net-zero, especially in the UAE’s Year of Sustainability. Al Tayer continued by saying that the show offers a global…

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Dubai: The largest indoor theme park in Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, reached a new milestone on April 9 and 10, 2024, the first two days of Eid El Fitr, with the combined number of people that visited the park and the newly reopened Haunted Hotel in a single day. The number of visitors to IMG Worlds of Adventure on April 11, 2024, climbed significantly, up 29 percent over the previous visit during the same time frame. Additionally, it represents a 16 percent rise over the first two days of Eid El Fitr last year. Conversely, the refurbished and redesigned…

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Dubai: The world’s first 100 percent solar-powered mass transit system, RAILBUS, has announced that it has signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). This strategic alliance highlights ts a common commitment to sustainable transportation solutions and represents an important turning point in the effort to transform urban mobility. The MOU between RTA and RAILBUS opens the door for cooperation in the creation and implementation of cutting-edge, environmentally responsible transportation solutions throughout Dubai. The solar-powered RAILBUS system offers a green, economical, and efficient replacement for conventional modes of transportation, revolutionizing public transportation. Key Highlights…

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