From Zayed International Airport’s Runway Work To Abu Dhabi’s Hottest Day, 5 UAE Updates For You

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by Deeplata Garde
From Zayed International Airport’s Runway Work To Abu Dhabi’s Hottest Day, 5 UAE Updates For You

From groundbreaking projects and record-breaking temperatures to innovative family support programmes and expanded travel options, we cover it all with a quirky and witty twist. Stay tuned as we dive into the latest updates shaping the UAE’s dynamic landscape!

1. Dubai Unveils Plans For The World’s Largest Car Market

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Dubai has announced a mega-project to construct the world’s largest car market, set to be connected with 77 ports globally. This ambitious market will be developed and managed by UAE-based DP World, boasting a global network of over 430 business units across 86 countries. The initiative aims to cement Dubai’s position as a leading hub in the automotive trade sector.

2. UAE Updates: Zayed International’s North Runway Makeover

Today, authorities revealed that work has begun on the North Runway of Zayed International Airport. This rehabilitation project is part of the Building Better Airports campaign. Under the General Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) guidance, the project will continue until it is ready for final approval and operational commencement. Expect smoother landings and takeoffs once this project wraps up!

3. Scorching Heat Wave Grips UAE

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Brace yourselves, UAE residents—the heat is on! On Tuesday afternoon, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) reported record-breaking temperatures of 50.8°C in Al Shawamekh, Abu Dhabi, at 14:45, and in Sweihan, Al Ain, at 15:45. This sizzling heat wave, which migrated from the Arabian Peninsula, has raised temperatures by two to three degrees in desert, inland, and coastal areas. The NCM predicts this sweltering trend will last for five more days. Time to crank up the AC and stay hydrated!

4. Extended Maternity Leaves To Boost for Emirati Family Growth Programme

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed has given the green light to the Emirati Family Growth Programme. This initiative brings fantastic news for Emirati women in the private sector, granting them 90 days of maternity leave. The programme is designed to enhance the growth and stability of Emirati families, making it a significant step forward for work-life balance and family support in Abu Dhabi.

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5. Etihad Airways Expands Into North America


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Etihad Airways is spreading its wings further into North America just in time for the winter travel season. The airline announced new flights to Boston and an A350 service to Toronto. Starting October 27, Etihad will increase its nonstop flight service between Boston and Abu Dhabi from four flights per week to a daily schedule. Get ready for more travel options and a smoother journey across the Atlantic!

Here are some of the latest updates from the UAE region and we will be back with more tomorrow!

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