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The increase in residential developments in Dubai could outpace the city’s population growth, leading to oversupply and a drop in property prices. That’s according to the latest report from real estate firm, JLL, which says that up to 80,000 new units could be delivered by the end of 2019. Asma Dakkak, Research Manager at JLL, […]

A new training programme has been launched in the UAE to help combat the stigma surrounding depression, anxiety and stress. Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to act in an emergency situation and ways to support a colleague, friend or family. Briar Jacques is a counselling psychologist at The LightHouse Arabia. Listen

Online registration for Value Added Tax is now open. The Federal Tax Authority says that companies with supplies and imports exceeding AED 375,000 a year must register before VAT is implemented on January 1, 2018. The 5 per cent tax on things such as electronics, cars and eating out is being brought in as the […]

Three separate appeals made by defendants on terrorism-related charges have been rejected. In one of the cases, the UAE’s Federal Supreme Court upheld a man’s life sentence for joining the IS terror group. The court also ruled in support of the conviction of a man who illegally possessed a number of weapons, and was sentenced […]

The third round of Expo 2020 Dubai’s innovation grant programme is now open for ideas that could benefit society or the environment. With an allocation of more than AED 360 million, the scheme seeks to support innovations that improve lives or offer solutions to on-going challenges. Officials say the ideas can come from anyone, as […]


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