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UAE starts operation of Arab world’s first nuclear power reactor

The United Arab Emirates has launched operations at the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant on the Gulf Coast to the east of Qatar. Nuclear fission has started in one of the four reactors at the Barakah plant, which uses South Korean technology. Background This plant was expected to open in 2017 but the star-up ..

Yusuff Ali becomes first Indian to receive Saudi Green Card

The chairman of the LuLu Group, M A Yusuff Ali recently became the first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia’s premium residency. Abu Dhabi-based Indian retail business-person was also ranked the richest expatriate in the UAE by the Forbes magazine last year. The permit also known as Saudi Green Card, grants expatriates the right to live, work ..

UAE issues operating license for Barakah nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates recently announced that it issued the operating license for the first of four reactors at its Barakah nuclear power plant. It is the first ever nuclear plant in the Arab region. The Barakah plant is located on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi. It has received operating license after several ..

UAE hosts ‘GulFood 2020’

‘GulFood 2020’, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), form February 16 to 20. In the 25th edition of the exhibition, more than 5000 exhibitors are to participate. The Indian pavilion at the exhibition was recently inaugurated ..

UAE discovers new natural gas field

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced that it has discovered a new natural gas field with 80 trillion standard cubic feet of shallow gas resources. The new gas field was named ‘Jebel Ali gas field’. The field is located between the territories of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and reported to span around 5,000 square ..

UAE declared ‘Reciprocating Territory’ by India

Indian expatriates if convicted in a civil case in the UAE would no longer be able to seek safe heaven back in India as the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India during the second week of January 2020 issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification, which declared the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be a ..

Abu Dhabi named World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination 2019

The capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has been named as the World’s leading sports tourism destination for the seventh time in a row. The award was declared at the 26th edition of the annual World Travel Awards(WTA). The World Travel Awards was founded in 1993. Awards were presented in over 50 ..

The world’s oldest known natural pearl discovered in Abu Dhabi

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The pearl is dubbed as the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’. It was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic ..