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July 15, 2020

Leading UAE-based technology and sustainability-driven facilities management (FM) company Farnek has implemented a new contactless face recognition system to measure the temperature and monitor the attendance of its employees.

The technology has been implemented at all of Farnek’s offices in the UAE as well as client sites, including The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Airport, said the company in its statement.

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July 15, 2020

UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced that 75 per cent of the work at its residential project, Star, located in the heart of Dubai’s new growth corridor – Al Furjan has been completed and will be ready by the fourth quarter of 2020.

The project is built across a total gross floor area of 26,659 sq m with a 720 sq m retail precinct, planned to comprise restaurants, cafes and convenience options.

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July 15, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has halted travel plans and cancelled holidays around the world for many, in Abu Dhabi, business seems to be better than ever for the emirate's hotels.

Hotels in the UAE capital are busier this July than they were at the same time last year, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

And bookings are expected to continue to rise, says the tourism authority, thanks to a number of initiatives and events.

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July 15, 2020

IO21, a new innovative company aimed at providing technological solutions to address people’s needs, has launched its operations in Dubai.

With the focus on assisting businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals to transfer their ideas into usable technology, it strives to develop new innovations that can increase quality of life.

IO21 is co-founded by Hailey Yoon, 24, who serves as the Chief Technology Officer to lead the company’s long-term technology vision, and who is responsible for building new software products such as artificial intelligence, mobile applications and other software products.

Born in South Korea and educated in the US, Yoon moved to the UAE at the age"...

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July 15, 2020

Ford has just released images and specs for the 2021 Bronco and it seems the new cars will be as capable of tackling the harshest environments as you’d expect.

The latest models are still being marketed under the Built Wild tagline, but now customers can get a four-door version, as well as the usual two-door variety.

Power-wise, they’ll be fitted with either a 2.7-litre V6 engine, which is projected to produce 310 horsepower, or a 2.3-litre variant that’ll deliver 270 of the same.

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July 15, 2020

Rafeeg, the first application in the UAE for maintenance services and decoration, has achieved great success by launching its new updates, which will add significant value to the platform’s existing services.

The new feature called “Commercial Buildings Services” is in line with Abu Dhabi’s Government vision and municipality law issued early in January.

The Abu Dhabi Municipality framework “Preventive"...

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July 15, 2020

The UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre have postponed the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe, to Friday (July 17) due to the weather conditions at the launch site of Tanegashima Island in Japan.

The move comes following consultations with senior officials of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (launch service provider), reported state news agency Wam.

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July 15, 2020

UMM AL QAIWAIN, 14th July, 2020 (WAM) -- A new water desalination station in Umm Al Qaiwain will start production by the end of 2021, with a capacity of 50 million gallons per day, Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, announced on Tuesday.

FEWA said the project’s full capacity upon the completion of all its phases will amount to 150 million gallons per day.

This statement was made by Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, Director-General of the FEWA, during his visit today to the site, which will be the largest of its kind in the country operating on reverse osmosis technology.

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July 15, 2020

ABU DHABI, 14th July, 2020 (WAM) -- The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the construction of Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the Arab World’s first nuclear energy plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The unit has now been officially handed to Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), ENEC’s operating and maintenance subsidiary, for operational readiness activities.

With the achievement of this strategic milestone, Unit 2 has cleared its construction phase and the focus now shifts to completing the operational readiness preparations, testing, regulatory inspections, and international"...

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July 15, 2020

LONDON, 14th July, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE Embassy in London, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, has discussed cooperation and investment opportunities with the Government of Jersey via webinar.

The Jersey delegation was headed by Senator Ian Gorst, Minister for External Relations, while the UAE delegation was chaired by Mansour Abdullah Belhoul, UAE Ambassador to the UK.

In his remarks, Belhoul explained the precautionary measures taken by the UAE since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and its actions to boost the economy, as well as the new structure of the UAE"...

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