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Moving To Abu Dhabi? Here’s How To Settle Down

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If you are moving to Abu Dhabi, there are some things that you can do to settle down quickly and start to feel at home in your new life. For one thing, you can find the perfect place to live by buying or renting your dream home. Then, once you have a base, you can start to explore the culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The more you know and appreciate about the country, the more settled you will feel. 

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Abu Dhabi seeks to become the leading cryptocurrency center in the Middle East

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has joined Dubai in stepping up its efforts to attract crypto-focused businesses as it seeks to become the leading cryptocurrency center in the Middle East.

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Drones to Make it Rain?

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UAE, the United Arab Emirates is testing drones that can make clouds produce rain by giving them an electric shock. Cloud-seeding technology is already used in the country, but the UAE wants to generate more rain. The country only averages 100mm of rain per year. In 2017, the government provided $15m (£10.8m) for nine different rain-enhancement projects.

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N.J. lawmakers want to block this airline from flying out of Newark Airport

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By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 08, 2017 at 1:23 PM, updated March 08, 2017 at 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON — Emirates Airline, owned by the United Arab Emirates, is about to launch flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens.

Members of the New Jersey and New York congressional delegations want to block them.

The reason? They say Emirates and two other non-union Middle Eastern airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have gotten $50 billion in government subsidies in violation of the Open Skies agreements removing limits on international flights to and from the U.S.

“While we support expanding flight options and greater connectivity, we do not support subsidy-enabled flights that cost American jobs and could violate U.S. trade agreements,” a bipartisan group of 25 New Jersey and New York lawmakers wrote to President Donald Trump in advance of Emirates’ maiden flight on Saturday.

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