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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for August 6, 2017

Making today's headlines: the Year of Zayed, an Emirates crash report and affordable housing for low-income families.

An Emirates airline Boeing 777 plane lays on the ground after crash landing at Dubai International Airport. EPA
An Emirates airline Boeing 777 plane lays on the ground after crash landing at Dubai International Airport. EPA

Residents woke up to an announcement from President Sheikh Khalifa that 2018 will be the Year of Zayed to mark 100 years since the birth of the country’s founding father.

> 2018 declared 'Year of Zayed'

Investigators examining the 2016 crash landing of an Emirates flight in Dubai say there were no mechanical problems leading up to the incident.

> No mechanical issues before 2016 Emirates crash landing in Dubai

Low-income families and bachelors in Abu Dhabi will have access to cheaper monthly rents under a new initiative from Abu Dhabi Municipality.

> Low-income families and bachelors to benefit from cheaper housing in Abu Dhabi