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    Dubai Taxi Corporation takes delivery of 50 Tesla cars

    A total of 50 Tesla electric cars have been deployed in the Dubai state taxi fleet, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has announced.

    Sheikh Ahmed, who is chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, as well as of Dubai Airports, chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, launched the operation of 50 Tesla electric vehicles to Dubai Taxi Corporation’s limousine fleet on Sunday.

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    Arab Fashion Council to host fashion show at City Walk DubaiSeptember 20, 2017

    The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), a leading non-profit fashion organization, will this year host its bi-annual Arab Fashion Week (AFW) for the first time at Dubai's City Walk.

    Developed by Dubai-based Meraas, City Walk seamlessly combines living, shopping, entertainment, hospitality and wellness options within one unique destination.

    The announcement follows the recent signing of a long-term partnership between AFC and Meraas.

    The five-day event will take place from November 15-19 and is expected to attract a huge number of visitors and participants including"...

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    150 manufacturers to take part in Dubai motor showSeptember 20, 2017

    The world’s leading automotive industry players are gearing up for the Dubai International Motor Show 2017 in November as they look to leverage the Middle East’s enduring affinity with all things motoring and drive increased regional sales.

    This year’s Dubai International Motor Show, the 14th in the biennial event’s history, will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from November 14 to 18. It has attracted more than 150 automotive manufacturers from every corner of the world.

    Launches and unveilings of new models are expected to surpass the 18 global and 139 regional launches seen at the previous event in 2015, said a statement from organisers.

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    $72bn hospitality projects under way in UAE

    A total of 543 hospitality projects worth Dh262.77 billion ($71.6 billion) are currently under way across the UAE, thus reflecting the vibrancy of the leisure, tourism and the entertainment sectors, according to a report.

    Of this, a total of 20 hospitality projects in Dubai worth $1.1 billion have moved to construction stage during the second quarter, stated the report by BNC Network, a key provider of project research and intelligence in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

    The hospitality sector constitutes six per cent of all active projects in the UAE's urban construction sector and in dollar terms these projects account for 14 per cent of the total estimated value, it stated....

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    Ford teams up with Mahindra in combined tilt at Indian car market

    The renewed alliance of Ford Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra makes sense for a host of reasons.

    The car market that is soon to be the world's third-biggest is almost impregnable to new entrants thanks to the power of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and, to a lesser extent, Hyundai Motor. Within the past four months alone, two of the world's largest car companies, Volkswagen and General Motors, decided the competition was too tough and backed away from India.

    There are, however, two weak points in Maruti Suzuki's formidable armour: 4x4s, and electric vehicles. On both"...

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    Emirates forced to add stopover in Melbourne to longest direct service to Auckland

    The world's second longest flight is no longer so - for the time being at least - as a severe jet fuel shortage caused chaos for travellers in New Zealand.

    New Zealand is currently in the throes of an air travel crisis, after a pipeline that sends jet fuel to the airport was sliced on Thursday - reportedly by a digger.

    The 168-kilometre pipeline is the main channel for jet fuel, petrol, and diesel, between the country's only oil refinery and Auckland, the country's largest airport.

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    Adnoc to build new refinery and cracker

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) will build a new refinery and cracker as part of plans to increase its refining capacity and to nearly triple its petrochemicals production in five years, a senior executive said on Monday.

    Abdulla Al Messabi, manager of Adnoc’s refining and petrochemical business unit, said that Adnoc would increase its downstream investments by adding a new world-scale refinery and mixed-feed cracker. He gave no details on when the facilities are expected to become operational or funding requirements.

    “In the coming months, we will further"...

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