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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for December 20, 2017

Making today's headlines: Houthi rocket attack, VAT and Dubai Safari 

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who is pushing the UN to act on the missile launch. Kena Betancur / AFP Photo
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who is pushing the UN to act on the missile launch. Kena Betancur / AFP Photo

A missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia on Tuesday "bears all the hallmarks of previous attacks using Iranian-provided weapons". That’s according to US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley who is pushing the UN security council to act.

The attack has been condemned by the UAE who emphasised its "full support" for Saudi Arabia.

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The UAE minister for finance has ruled out any delay in VAT implementation. Obaid Al Tayer told members of the Federal National Council on Tuesday that VAT will only have a minor effect on investors and consumers. Concerns have been raised regarding just how ready banks and insurers are to apply the value added tax which comes into force on Jan 1.

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Minister on VAT: 'No delay on January 1 - and no favours to anyone'

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Dubai Safari has welcomed a staggering 100,000 visitors since it opened to the public last week. From Thursday, tickets will be required.

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Dubai Safari introduces entry fee following rush of vistors

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