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Qatar’s mobile Internet speed fastest in world

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Mobile Internet speed in Qatar was the fastest within the world in December 2020, consistent with the Speedtest Global Index results released yesterday.   In the Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, Qatar was ranked first within the world in terms of mobile internet speed in December. the typical download speed in Qatar was 178.01 Mbps last month while the typical upload speed was 29.74 Mbps.   Qatar, which has one among the very best internet penetrations within the world, has improved its performance by two places within the index compared to last month.   “On mobile, Qatar climbed two spots to land in first place for mobile. While the country has ranked among the highest five for the past year, this is often the primary time the country has reached the highest spot,” noted Ookla in its report.   The average download speed in Qatar was 77.07 Mbps in November while the upload speed was 21.49 Mbps.   The global average download speed in December was 47.20Mbps while the upload speed was 12.67Mbps. within the global ranking, the United Arab Emirates stood second with a mean download speed of 177.52 Mbps while South Korea was placed third with average...

UAE telecom giants Etisalat, Du increase foreign ownership limit to 49%

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UAE's telecom giants Etisalat and Du have raised foreign ownership caps to 49 percent in a move to attract external investors."Etisalat Group’s Board of Directors discussed increasing the ownership limit of the Non-UAE Nationals in the Company and resolved to increase such limit from 20% to 49% of its capital," the company notified the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, where its shares are traded.The decision is subject to approval from the company’s general assembly and regulatory authorities.Etisalat shares jumped roughly 15 percent on Wednesday - its best day in nearly six years - as the company called a board meeting to discuss increasing the foreign ownership limit in the firm.In a statement to the Dubai Financial Market, Du said that "non-UAE nationals (whether individual or legal entities) are entitled to own shares up to 49 percent of the company's capital"."Local and international telecommunication companies are not permitted to own a stake in the company," Du said."No individual or legal entities are allowed to own (directly or indirectly) more than 5 percent of capital, with exception of existing shareholders owning more than 5 percent as of the date of resolution," it said in a statement to the exchange.Shares of Du also surged...

Debut UAE date for UK comedian Rob Beckett announced

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021 9:26am Supplied The British comedian Rob Beckett will perform at the Dubai World Trade Centre on March 26. Known for this large smile, Rob has hosted many leading UK television programmes such as Children In Need and Comic Relief.   He has also appeared as a guest on Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week. Rob’s last tour in the UK prior to the COVID-19 pandemic sold more than 130,000 tickets and included multiple sold-out dates. As with the previous shows, the GME Events performance will follow strict COVID-19 guidelines and tickets will be available to fans aged over 21.

Dubai Sports Council LAUNCH Dubai’s first

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All-schools Sports Tournament Series Dubai (Pakistan Point News - 21th Jan, 2020) For the first time ever all private schools in Dubai have the opportunity to compete against one another in the Dubai Schools Games, an initiative launched by the Dubai Sports Council in consultation with the KHDA. This initiative is a safe “Opt-In” return to school sports that will help promote physical and mental health and well-being for all. In line with the UAE Centennial 2071 and the Agenda 2030, the Dubai Schools Games focuses on investing in UAE youth with the vision of helping educational institutions find and nurture Olympic success. Acting as a citywide talent identification programme, the Dubai Schools Games will ensure that all keen young athletes in schools get the ability to showcase their talents and build up a ‘Sports Passport’ that will allow prospective universities to see each student’s sports profile. All 200 private schools in Dubai can register teams to participate in 14 different events as wide-ranging from football to chess and e-sports. The initiative which officially launches today will be free for all schools and students to enter and has already seen over 50 schools register. Students will be able to start registering from...

PROJECTS: Oil could surpass its previous peak despite renewables – UAE energy minister

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Good pace of vaccinations could lead to oil recovery by the beginning of 2022 with world oil demand exceeding 96 million barrels per day, UAE's Minister of Energy and Infrastructure has said."We're seeing that people in certain parts of the world are starting to go back to normal. That gives me some hope," Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates said. There's strong demand in "major economies like China and India", he said speaking at the Atlantic Council's 2021 Global Energy Forum on Tuesday.The fact that President Biden intends to re-join the Paris climate accord could affect US oil production, he noted, in terms of possible restrictions on production. "All of that is going to be wait-and-see during the years 2021 and 2022."Looking further into the future, Al Mazrouei predicted that world demand for oil could reach 109 million barrels a day by 2040, surpassing its previous peak, despite efforts to diversify toward renewables."I think there is still room to grow beyond 100 million . It depends on the alternatives, how convenient they are in getting to the market," he said. "We're talking about growth in the population. We're talking about ... many people who...

Vistara Airlines Set To Launch Two Routes To Sharjah

Advertisement:Vistara is launching two new routes to Sharjah, UAE, expanding its presence in the country. The carrier plans to add flights from Delhi and...

Green living in Dubai’s Sustainable City

For one year, Phil Dunn is attempting to base his diet on food grown only where he lives, in Dubai's Sustainable City. Described as...

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UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports Freezes Rents in its Economic Zones

Abu Dhabi Ports has extended its relief measures for businesses in its Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster unit by freezing rent increases for...

Shurooq praises selfless efforts of Covid-19 front-liners at Sharjah’s Kuwait Hospital

Sharjah, UAE Sallam Sallam Reflecting on the endless gratitude of UAE communities for the efforts of healthcare workers across the nation, who have...

Dubai holidays: Latest FCDO update amid new quarantine and travel rules in UAE

The FCDO added: “If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you...

Emirates one of the first to roll out IATA’s Travel Pass

Emirates is one of the first airlines to partner with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to trial the IATA Travel Pass –...

Air Peace resumes Dubai Flight Feb 5

Nigeria’s largest airline, Air Peace, said yesterday it would resume flights into Dubai via Sharjah on February 5, 2021. This is as the airline has...

Emirates to Trial IATA Travel Pass

Emirates is one of the first global airlines to trial the new International Air Transport Association’s IATA Travel Pass. The new mobile app, developed by...

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