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Flying Ubers to arrive in Dubai by 2020?

Uber expects to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort, Texas and Dubai by 2020 Image Credit: Reuters Flying Ubers expected in Dubai by 2020 After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is now aiming for the skies with its flying taxis. The company expects …

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Nakheel reports Q1 2017 net profit of Dh1.48b

Developer set to award a further Dh4b worth of contracts in second quarter Image Credit: Supplied One of Nakheel’s master developments include Palm Jumeirah. DUBAI: Nakheel on Wednesday announced net profits of Dh1.48 billion for the first quarter of 2017. That’s marginally higher than the same period last year (2016), …

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Jordan scraps controversial rape law

Years of campaigning by women’s rights activists overturns law that protects rapists from jail time Image Credit: Source: Tumblr A girl at a protest in Amman recently. Her poster says “do not impose your sexual repression on me”. Dubai: A law which protected rapists from punishment if they married their …

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Fire breaks out in Sharjah scrap yard

No injuries reported in the blaze that destroyed scrap yard in Al Saja’a Industrial Area Image Credit: Sharjah Civil Defence Smoke is seen billowing from the Al Saja’a industrial area in Sharjah on Monday. Sharjah: A massive fire raged through a scrap yard in Al Saja’a industrial area in Sharjah …

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