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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for October 29, 2017

Making today's headlines: a smoking study, e-commerce and Sheikh Nahyan

Screengrab of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of State for Tolerance, from Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan bin Mubarak's Instagram account, showing the Minister exercising as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Screengrab of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of State for Tolerance, from Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan bin Mubarak's Instagram account, showing the Minister exercising as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

Today is the final day of the International Society of Addiction Medicine conference in Abu Dhabi. This weekend, a UAE University study presented at a panel showed that 8.5 per cent of almost 1,200 Arab pupils aged between 12 and 14 years old are smokers.

> Children in UAE as young as nine smoking: study

Dubai plans to create a Dh2.7 billion e-commerce free zone close to Dubai International Airport to tap the Arabian Gulf region’s e-commerce market, which is forecast to quadruple to 20billion US dollars by 2020.

> Dubai to create Dh2.7bn e-commerce free zone

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of State for Tolerance, is the latest member of the UAE's royal families to answer the call from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, to join a fitness movement.

> Watch: Sheikh Nahyan joins Dubai Fitness Challenge

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