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Solar Impulse 2 reaches China

Posted on 31/03/2015: 202 views.

The first solar plane making a round-the-world flight entered Chinese airspace on Monday in its fifth leg that proved the most challenging since its start from Abu Dhabi. Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) was scheduled to land at Chongqing in China at 1am local time Tuesday (UAE time 9pm Monday), a spokesperson told Gulf News. "All is going well so far. [Betrand] Piccard [who is piloting the plane] is very happy,” Elke Neumann, a press officer at Solar Impulse, said on the phone from Nanjing in China, ...  Read More


New YahClick Broadband Portfolio comes to market

Posted on 31/03/2015: 152 views.

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of UAE headquartered Yahsat, has announced that its satellite broadband service, YahClick, yesterday launched YahClick Pick and Click, a brand new product portfolio of simpler, faster and affordable broadband service plans for current and new ...  Read More

TRA launches "Secure your Mobile" initiative across UAE

Posted on 31/03/2015: 162 views.

The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, announced yesterday the launch of ‘Secure your Mobile', a first of its kind nationwide initiative to protect mobile phones in the UAE, in collaboration with Etisalat and du. Through this initiative, TRA aims to reduce the ...  Read More

UAE GDP rose more than 236-fold from Dh6.5 billion in 1971 to Dh1,540 billion in 2014 says, Minister of Economy

Posted on 31/03/2015: 163 views.

Under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2015) was inaugurated on Monday, March 30th, 2015) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre by Sultan bin Saeed Al ...  Read More

DIFC highlights Dubai’s status as global investment hub at Middle East Investment Summit 2015

Posted on 31/03/2015: 142 views.

Rajesh Pareek, Chief Financial Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, DIFC Authority, has highlighted that the Dubai model has been to create a business friendly economy, supported by robust, world-class regulatory and legal frameworks. As a result, Dubai has organically emerged ...  Read More

Government services go smart at Dubai expo

Posted on 31/03/2015: 118 views.

The latest smart government services and projects are on show at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) until Monday. The exhibition showcases how technology has been transforming the delivery of services over recent years. Many, if not most, services are now available on mobile ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes South African Airways' inaugural flight from Johannesburg

Posted on 31/03/2015: 112 views.

Abu Dhabi International Airport last night welcomed the arrival of South African Airways' (SAA) inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE's capital. The maiden flight, which was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, marks the start of SAA's operations to Abu Dhabi International ...  Read More

Etihad Airways launches new daily service to South Africa

Posted on 31/03/2015: 111 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is now able to provide enhanced access to and from South Africa following the launch yesterday of a new daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by its code-share partner, South African Airways. A delegation comprised of senior SAA ...  Read More

Emirates set to close US$913 million Sukuk, marking a world’s first for utilising UKEF-backed Sukuk for aircraft financing

Posted on 31/03/2015: 110 views.

Emirates has announced the successful pricing of US$913,026,000 Certificates due 2025 (the "Certificates") issued by Khadrawy Limited and with the benefit of a guarantee by Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State acting by the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the UK Government (currently ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions sign Musataha agreement

Posted on 31/03/2015: 109 views.

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha agreement with Advanced Manufacturing Solutions LLC (AMS), a subsidiary of the FourWinds Group of Companies, to build a state of the art steel foundry producing automotive parts such as steep brake disks and brake calipers for the global automotive industry, at ...  Read More

Marketing Challenges International to represent Dubai Business Events in North America

Posted on 31/03/2015: 155 views.

Dubai Business Events, DBE, a division of Dubai Tourism, has signed an agreement with New York-based Marketing Challenges International, MCIntl., to help grow Dubai's reputation in North America as a leading business events destination. The agreement will see MCIntl. act as an extension of DBE in ...  Read More

FNC Speaker signs Common Principles for Support to Parliament

Posted on 31/03/2015: 112 views.

HANOI: Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), on Monday endorsed the Common Principles for Support to Parliament during the 132nd IPU Assembly being held in Viet Nam capital of Hanoi from 28 March to 1 April 2015. IPU says the number of parliaments and organizations ...  Read More

IPU's committee adopts UAE-co-proposed draft resolution on National Sovereignty, Non-intervention in the Internal Affairs of States and Human Rights

Posted on 31/03/2015: 109 views.

HANOI: Participants in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU) have adopted a draft resolution entitled "International Law as it Relates to National Sovereignty, Non-intervention in the Internal Affairs of States and Human ...  Read More

FNC Speaker, IPU's Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union discuss cooperation

Posted on 31/03/2015: 104 views.

HANOI: Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), has discussed with the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong, ways to enhance cooperation between IPU and FNC. They also discussed the most important issues on the agenda of the 132nd ...  Read More

Nahyan leads UAE delegation to international anti-terrorism rally in Tunis

Posted on 31/03/2015: 116 views.

TUNIS: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, on Sunday led the UAE delegation to the Nahyan anti-terrorism rally organised Sunday by the Tunisian government in response to the 18 March terrorist attack on the National Bardo Museum. In the unity ...  Read More

Arab League hails Sheikha Fatima's efforts in supporting women

Posted on 31/03/2015: 126 views.

CAIRO: The Arab League today hailed the efforts exerted by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood in the field of supporting Arab ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua

Posted on 31/03/2015: 100 views.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, today received the visiting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua, Samuel Santos, and his accompanying delegation. Sheikh Abdullah wished that the visit would contribute towards enhancing relations between the two countries in all ...  Read More

Lubna Al Qasimi discusses cooperation between UAE and Netherlands

Posted on 31/03/2015: 116 views.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, MICAD, and Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, has reaffirmed that the efforts of the UAE under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...  Read More

Emirates Red Crescent distributes aid to a thousand families in Lebanon

Posted on 31/03/2015: 112 views.

Emirates Red Crescent has continued the implementation of the second phase of the Tarahamou campaign for the relief of families affected by the harsh blizzards in Lebanon. The Tarahamou Campaign was launched as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the ...  Read More

Government of Dubai Media Office organises a workshop on ideal use of social media in collaboration with Facebook and Instagram

Posted on 31/03/2015: 120 views.

The Government of Dubai Media Office has organised a workshop on the ideal use of social media. The workshop, held in collaboration with Facebook and Instagram, aims to capture the benefits from social media, avoiding undesirable risks; consequently, efficiently contributes to achieving the ...  Read More

Saif bin Zayed inaugurates Smart Civil Defence Stations Project in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 31/03/2015: 104 views.

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, on Monday officially inaugurated the first phase of the Smart Civil Defence Stations project in Abu Dhabi, in a ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence General Directorate's Operations Room at the ...  Read More

Buildings in Dubai to use 'green' concrete in construction

Posted on 31/03/2015: 113 views.

As part of its strategy to make Dubai a green city, starting from 1st April, all new buildings' construction should use 'green' concrete, the eco-friendly Supplementary Cementing Materials, SCMs, alternative for Ordinary Portland Cement, OPC, the major component of concrete mix that is found to ...  Read More

Rak Ceramics makes a splash in Sao Paolo at Revestir 2015

Posted on 31/03/2015: 108 views.

RAK Ceramics, a global hi-tech manufacturer of lifestyle ceramics solutions with a turnover of one billion US$, announced its first ever participation at Expo Revestir, the biggest tile and stone exhibition in Latin America and the fourth largest exhibition in the industry globally. The exhibition ...  Read More

Masdar Institute launches official IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Posted on 31/03/2015: 101 views.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that it has received approval for the formation of the UAE Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park hosts MBA students from Kellogg School of Management

Posted on 31/03/2015: 111 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has organised a field visit to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park for MBA students from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. The visit is part of the field visits DEWA organises to educational institutes to demonstrate ...  Read More

ADEC: Schools will be responsible for their school improvement progress

Posted on 31/03/2015: 108 views.

Kindergarten to Grade 12 public schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are undergoing a one week school-based Professional Development, PD, programme, as part of Abu Dhabi Education Council's, ADEC, mission to encourage schools to come up with individualised school improvement plans. Speaking ...  Read More

RTA launches new bus route from 1st April

Posted on 31/03/2015: 113 views.

Roads and Transport Authority, the RTA Public Transport Agency has announced that as of 1st April it will launch a new bus route and improve other routes in Dubai. The move aims to consolidate the public bus network in keeping with the growing demand for mass transit services in general and public ...  Read More

Red Bull Car Park Drift season opener to take place at RAK Ice Land Water Park

Posted on 31/03/2015: 113 views.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, the tyre smoking, adrenalin-fuelled atmosphere of the Red Bull Car Park Drift returns to the UAE, as Ras al-Khaimah hosts the season opener of the regional championship for the very first ...  Read More

Al Attiyah grabs lead in Desert Challenge

Posted on 31/03/2015: 104 views.

Nasser Al Attiyah grabbed the lead in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge powered by Nissan on Monday, while Dubai-based British rider Sam Sunderland forced his way ahead in the battle of the bikes. Partnered by French co-driver Mathieu Baumel in a Mini All4 Racing, Al Attiyah won the 279-kilometre ...  Read More