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UAE Minister Suggests New Approach to Happiness

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Abdulrahman Al Ansari reviews comments made recently by the United Arab Emirates’ Minister for Happiness, where she outlined how the national press can make the country a happier place. Ministry of Happiness Due to falling global oil prices, the UAE’s government has initiated plans to move the country’s economy away from oil. Announcing the UAE’s […]

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UAE Selects Theme For World Expo 2020

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced that it has selected the theme for its national pavilion at the World Expo 2020, which will be held in Dubai. Dr Abdulrahman Al Ansari reviews. World Expo 2020 Often billed as “one of greatest shows on earth,” the World Expo is a large global exhibition. The 2020 […]

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UAE’s Escalator, Elevator Sector to Record Strong Growth

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Driven by strong construction industry demand, new data shows that the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) elevator and escalator sector will record significant growth in the next five years. Abdulrahman Al Ansari discusses. Booming construction sector Following Saudi Arabia, the UAE possesses the second biggest construction sector in the Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) region. In recent […]

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UAE Schools to Embrace Smart Learning

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Leading educational experts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently suggested that Emirati schools will shift towards smart learning through devices such as tablets. Dr Abdulrahman Al Ansari reviews. Comfortable learning tools Regional news agency 7Days spoke to educational experts on this topic while attending Bett. Hosted recently in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, Bett […]

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Emirati Job Advertisements Rise in Q1 2016

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Dr Abdulrahman Al Ansari discusses new figures which suggest that the number of professional job advertisements posted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rose during the first quarter of 2016. Rising job advertisements Professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters has released its latest Middle East Jobs Index. According to the study, the number of advertised job […]

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UAE to Create Over 100,000 Green Jobs

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Dr Abdulrahman Al Ansari examines reports which suggest that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will create over 100,000 ‘green’ jobs during the next 15 years. Creating jobs Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), recently delivered the keynote speech at the launch of the UAE’s State of the […]

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UAE Consumer Spending Increases in 2015

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A new report suggests that consumer spending in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) climbed by significant margins in 2015. Abdulrahman Al Ansari analyses the findings. Domestic consumer spending  Regional news portal Arabian Business reports that payment solutions provider Network International has released its latest report on Emirati consumer spending. The study, which was based on […]

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UAE Ratifies Major Global Trade Agreement

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Abdulrahman Al Ansari discusses the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) recent decision to ratify a major global trade agreement, explaining how this could benefit the country’s economy. WTO agreement The agreement is the brainchild of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), of which the UAE has been a member since 1996. The WTO is an intergovernmental body […]

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UAE Prime Minister’s Open Letter Goes Viral

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Abdulrahman Al Ansari discusses how the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has posted an open letter online, explaining his decision to create three new Ministerial positions, and how it has now gone viral. Creating unique positions Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, recently […]

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UAE Shows Interest in ‘Hyperloop’

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An official from the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Federal Transport Authority has expressed interest in the ‘hyperloop’ project. Dr Abdulrahman Al Ansari discusses how the high-speed rail initiative could benefit the Emirates’ transport infrastructure going forward. Explaining hyperloop Entrepreneur Elon Musk, the co-founder of online payments system PayPal, has set up a company called Hyperloop […]

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