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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for October 1, 2017  

Making today's headlines: E-commerce platform Noon, excise taxes and Ajman

After the price hike, cigarettes will remain affordable for most but it's a different story for cigars, which are more expensive to start with. Reem Mohammed / The National
After the price hike, cigarettes will remain affordable for most but it's a different story for cigars, which are more expensive to start with. Reem Mohammed / The National

Noon, the region’s homegrown e-commerce platform is now live in the Emirates.

>E-commerce platform Noon launches in UAE

The price of tobacco products and caffeinated drinks is to double today with the introduction of what has been labelled as "sin tax".

>UAE excise tax on sugary drinks and cigarettes to start on Sunday

Emergency response crews have been working through the morning to contain a fire that broke out at a shopping centre in Ajman.

>Fire rips through Ajman shopping centre