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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

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Making today's headlines: private school rankings, Emirates NBD and iPhone pre-orders

The British School of Al Khubairat was among five schools deemed outstanding during Adek inspections for the 2015-2016 academic year. Navin Khianey for The National
The British School of Al Khubairat was among five schools deemed outstanding during Adek inspections for the 2015-2016 academic year. Navin Khianey for The National

While not a single private school in Abu Dhabi earned an “outstanding” ranking during the last academic year, the number of failing schools operating in the emirate continues to shrink.

> Adek inspections reveal drop in failing schools in Abu Dhabi

Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank by assets, is looking to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia and plans to approach the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority next year to seek permission for 20 additional branches in the kingdom.

> Exclusive: Emirates NBD plans Saudi expansion with 20 additional branches, CEO says

UAE residents will be able to get their hands on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on September 23, but to ensure availability they may want to pre-order.

> UAE residents can now pre-order iPhone 8 and 8 Plus