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New developments in law and business

New law for veterinary medicine profession

Federal Law No. 8 of 2017 amends certain provisions of Federal Law No. 10 of 2002 and stipulates that professionals in the UAE must get a license from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). The move aims at regulating veterinary medicine and support services as well as enhancing and safeguarding the health of livestock and other animals in the country.

37th edition of Gitex Technology Week starts today

Until 12.10.2017, more than 4,400 exhibitors welcome interested people on over 92,903 square metres of exhibition space in the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Excise tax on select products from today

On a historic day for the UAE, the country's first general tax has come into effect, increasing prices of sugary drinks and tobacco products nationwide. The new tax places a duty of 50% on carbonated drinks (except sparkling water) and 100% on tobacco products and energy drinks.

UAE is most competitive economy in Arab world

The country has maintained its top position in the Arab World according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report. While the UAE dropped one place in the 2017/2018 report from 16 to 17, it has risen substantially since the 2012/2013 edition when it was ranked 24.

New law protects rights of support service workers

The president of the UAE approved Federal Law No. 10 of 2017 which strictly prohibits discrimination between workers, including domestic workers, based on race, colour, sex, religion, political opinions or nationality as well as sexual harassment, forced labour or human trafficking.

Mars Science City launched

In a major step towards space exploration, the UAE announced a AED 500 million Mars Science City that will simulate life on the red planet.

UAE launches 120 initiatives in 30 sectors

The strategies were launched during the Annual Government Meeting in Abu Dhabi and are designed to advance the nation's progress towards UAE Centennial 2071.

Dubai tests flying taxi

The flying taxi is a two-seater built by Volocopter, a German specialty manufacturer of autonomous air vehicles, and will be used for the world's first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced by Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).