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Abu Dhabi, Dubai among region’s ‘most liveable’ cities

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Monday, June 14th, 2021 5:31pm By WAM iStock Abu Dhabi has been ranked the most liveable city in the Arab world for the second year in a row, while Dubai is placed second in the region. That's according to the Global Liveability Index compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The index surveys 140 cities across the world based on 30 factors, including stability, quality of healthcare, education and infrastructure, culture and environment. Abu Dhabi is ranked 63rd overall on the list, while Dubai is 74th. Auckland claimed the overall top spot, followed by Osaka and Adelaide. Abu Dhabi's latest ranking is a result of the government's continued social and economic development initiatives, and successful response to the challenges of the pandemic, particularly in the health sector. "The unified efforts between all government entities and the holistic vision of our leaders have always been the cornerstone of the emirate's pursuit to achieve more at all levels, including community development and quality of life in Abu Dhabi," said Falah Muhammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT).

HSBC Joins Morgan Stanley With Bullish Call on Dubai Real Estate

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(Bloomberg) -- HSBC Holdings Plc said a growing demand for larger homes during the pandemic would further boost Dubai’s property market, echoing analysts at Morgan Stanley who expect the rally to last for “several years.”“The reported sales rebound in Dubai year-to-date has been remarkable,” HSBC’s Stephen Bramley-Jackson and Alok Baid wrote. Despite supply concerns and negative population growth, “the globally synched post-pandemic migration to larger homes is also reigniting Dubai’s residential property market,” they said.HSBC raised its recommendation on Dubai’s top developer Emaar Properties PJSC to buy from hold, saying the stock offered more than 90% correlation to property prices. Emaar, which reported a threefold increase in five-month sales, represents the “best means” of capturing the trend for the migration to larger homes, the analysts said.Business activity in Dubai has been picking up alongside a rebound in tourism and a fast distribution of coronavirus vaccines. The city has remained relatively open during the pandemic, and buying real estate is also one of the fastest ways for foreigners to get a residency permit.For properties worth at least 10 million dirhams ($2.7 million), a record 84 changed hands in March alone, according to data from real estate consultant Property Monitor.More from...

The United Arab Emirates Ranks Third Globally for Digital Government Services

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The United Arab Emirates Ranks Third Globally for Digital Government Services Respondents in BCG’s study showed that the United Arab Emirates scored in the top quintile of all countries surveyed in terms of general satisfaction with digital government services, with a net satisfaction score of 73 percent, in comparison to the averages of developed countries (64 percent) and developing countries (58 percent)UAE respondentshave also welcomed digital government adoption, with 61 percent accessing related services through online channels at least once per week – higher than the global average of 47 percent Dubai, June14, 2021— Driven by a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap and COVID-19 response strategy, the government of the United Arab Emirates(UAE) has attained its latest digitization accomplishment, ranking third globally for the provision of digital services and subsequent adoption according to Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) new study released today, titled ‘Digital Government in the GCC: Accelerating Citizen Trust’. This research is also inspired by BCG and Salesforce’s research to understand what customers expect from governments, titled ‘The Trust Imperative’. As part of their respective efforts to remain at the forefront of emerging technologies’ adoption, governments across the GCC have prioritized increased digital services quality and expansion...

Life TV obtains broadcasting rights for the Euro in Ivory Coast

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In Ivory Coast, the television channel Life TV has acquired the rights to the UEFA Euro 2020, which has already started on June 11. The broadcaster has entered into an agreement with the rights-holder agency TVMS (TV Media Sport) to broadcast the matches of the competition, the summaries of the matches and additional content such as magazines. “All the staff of Life TV are mobilized for the success of this exceptional operation which will confirm to all Ivorians the relevance of our program offer, including sports,” said Fabrice Sawegnon, CEO of Life TV. Also, at the head of the Voodoo Communication agency, he should find a solution to help the broadcaster make the content profitable despite the very short time between the conclusion of the agreement and the start of the competition. The channel, available on the DTT platform, should in addition to having a very large audience thanks to the Euro, encourage a large part of the country’s population to equip themselves with decoders to access the national digital television platform.

Abu Dhabi International Airport launches new competition for UAE artists with the question; ‘How will we travel in the future?’

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Cote d’lvoire FM meets Qatar Envoy

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Egypt’s Minister of Communications & Information Technology to Present Keynote at IDC’s Virtual CIO Summit Read

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Emirates NBD collaborates with UAE’s leading schools to foster financial preparedness among nation’s youth

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Haider Rashid’s Europa to travel to the Directors’ Fortnight – Production / Funding – Italy/Kuwait/Iraq

14/06/2021 - The Italian-Iraqi director’s feature film which recounts an escape along the so-called “Balkan route” has been selected for the Cannes Film FestivalAdam...

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Charles Clark, general manager, ME Dubai

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Remarks by Joann Lockard, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire – Opening MuniWash Strengthening Workshop

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Abu Dhabi Adds Malta to COVID-19 Green List, Removes UK, Tajikistan

Passengers arriving from Green List countries will only be required to undergo a PCR test at Abu Dhabi Airport, the emirate’s Department of Culture...

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