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First U.A.E. 3D documentary screened at Korean International Film Festival

Posted on 22/10/2014: 510 views.

Desert Superstars 3D is the first 3D documentary from the United Arab Emirates that was screened during the 3D Korean International Film Festival in Seoul recently, Anasy Media Production, Abu Dhabi, announced on Tuesday. The festival held its 6th edition of 3DKIFF and screened for three days including an Award Ceremony, at Lotte Cinema Broadway branch, Seoul City, Republic of Korea. Many countries participated in this festival including Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Canada, ...  Read More


Downtown Design to unveil ground-breaking innovations from London's Royal College of Art

Posted on 22/10/2014: 529 views.

The London-based Royal College of Art, RCA, is unveiling three ground-breaking projects featuring some of the world's most promising new technologies at the upcoming Downtown Design, the Middle East's platform for original design, from October 28th to 31st. The event, which will take place in The ...  Read More

TDIC announces completion of installation of Louvre Abu Dhabi dome

Posted on 22/10/2014: 501 views.

The Tourism Development and Investment Company, TDIC, yesterday announced the full installation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome structure, which consists of 85 super-sized steel elements and weighs 7,000 tonnes. Back in December 2013, the first super-sized element was lifted and put into place. Today, ...  Read More

ADFF 2014 honours Rachid Bouchareb, Edward Pressman with Career Achievement Awards

Posted on 22/10/2014: 480 views.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF 2014), powered by twofour54, yesterday announced that this year's Career Achievement Awards will go to French-Algerian director, Rachid Bouchareb, and American producer, Edward Pressman, for their outstanding contribution to world cinema. Meanwhile, Jordanian director ...  Read More

At ADFF 2014, Emirates Film Competition’s student shorts turn the spotlight on women

Posted on 22/10/2014: 485 views.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is not just concerned with A-listers from established filmmaking nations – Emirati talent is also nurtured and given a spot in the limelight during the event, courtesy of the Emirates Film Competition (EFC). Launched in 2001, it is one of the region's first film contests ...  Read More

Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival celebrates children’s creative works at FAME

Posted on 22/10/2014: 182 views.

FUNN, the organiser of the Sharjah International Children's Film Festival, hosted the FUNN Annual Mediaart Exhibition (FAME), on the side-lines of the 2nd edition of the festival which opened last Sunday. The exhibition showcased works of students, and attracted a great deal of interest and ...  Read More

Emirates ID launches robot for services

Posted on 22/10/2014: 189 views.

Emirates Identity Authority has given life to Hamad - the virtual assistant that web visitors have so often dealt with. Even as 'Ask Hamad' services proved to be a major success with nearly 10,000 questions being answered every day on its website that the Authority decided to bring Hamad from his ...  Read More

MI, MIT join hands to fund research projects

Posted on 22/10/2014: 284 views.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), announced on Tuesday that it is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to fund four research projects run jointly by faculty members at both institutions. The grants are the first under a new programme, the MI and MIT ...  Read More

World's largest 'crystal panel' coming up in Dubai

Posted on 22/10/2014: 207 views.

Swarovski, an Austrian producer of luxury cut lead glass (crystal), is working on the world's largest crystal panel cladding in Dubai, a senior company executive told Emirates 24|7. "We are doing one of the largest crystal panel installations in the world at Hyatt Regency in Dubai Healthcare ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed meets Italian President

Posted on 22/10/2014: 228 views.

ROME: His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, discussed with President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, the bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. The two sides also discussed ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed, Italian Prime Minister discuss cooperation ties

Posted on 22/10/2014: 216 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, yesterday held talks with the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, on bilateral relations, issues of mutual interest, and the latest regional and ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed meets Italian Defence Minister

Posted on 22/10/2014: 218 views.

ROME: His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, on Tuesday met Italy's Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, as part of his visit here. During the meeting, attended by the U.A.E. Foreign Minister H.H. ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Duke of Westminster

Posted on 22/10/2014: 213 views.

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Duke of Westminster Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Tuesday received Britain's Duke of Westminster. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh ...  Read More

U.A.E.-UK Taskforce holds 12th meeting in Abu Dhabi, issues joint communique

Posted on 22/10/2014: 249 views.

The U.A.E.-UK Taskforce has held its 12th meeting in Abu Dhabi and issued the following joint communique. -- Communique of the U.A.E.-UK Taskforce meeting: "The twelfth meeting of the U.A.E.-UK Taskforce was hosted on 21 October in Abu Dhabi by Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, the U.A.E.'s Minister of ...  Read More

U.A.E. leads other countries by example in combating human trafficking: UN human rights official

Posted on 22/10/2014: 201 views.

A United Nations Human rights official on Tuesday praised the U.A.E.'s record on combating human trafficking and noted that victims of the crime receive the best treatment, shelters and services from the U.A.E. concerned authorities based on the country's effective anti-human trafficking ...  Read More

Egyptian Defence Attaché: U.A.E. is Egypt's biggest supporter

Posted on 22/10/2014: 192 views.

Colonel Yasser Sabri Shalabi, Defence Attaché at the Egyptian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, has acclaimed the U.A.E.'s stance towards Egypt, saying that the U.A.E. has been and remains one of the biggest supporters of Egypt and of the world. These comments were made during a speech given by the Egyptian ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation distributes 50,000 school bags to disadvantaged students in Palestine

Posted on 22/10/2014: 212 views.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for humanitarian work has implemented part of its programme to support the education sector in the Palestinian territories, where it has distributed 50,000 school bags to students in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The initiative is part of the ...  Read More

Sharjah's environment sector set to grow by 15 percent

Posted on 22/10/2014: 213 views.

Sharjah's environment sector is expected to grow by 15 percent to almost Dh1 billion by 2016, up from this year's Dh780 million, powered by a portfolio of ground-breaking eco-tourism projects currently under way. According to a study by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, the ...  Read More

Mubadala announces winners of Youth Award

Posted on 22/10/2014: 223 views.

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, has announced the winners of its inaugural Youth Award during the Mubadala Youth Forum. Hamad Al Kaabi, Mishal Al Marzooqi and Alia Al Hazami were recognised for their inspirational achievements and positive impact on the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid approves Education Ministry's plan for 2015-2021

Posted on 22/10/2014: 221 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has endorsed the 2015-2021 plan of the Ministry of Education, that stresses innovation as a key factor in the coming years. He also directed speeding up the plan's implementation, stressing the ...  Read More

Emirates Consumer Price Index increased by 0.93 percent in September 2014

Posted on 22/10/2014: 212 views.

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.93 percent in September 2014 compared to August 2014 on the rise of major consumer groups, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday. 'The CPI rose to 122.33 in September 2014 from 121.20 in August, up 2.91 ...  Read More

Federal Supreme Court to issue verdict on Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade case in December

Posted on 22/10/2014: 198 views.

The Federal Supreme Court, headed by Judge Mohammed Al Jarah Al Tunaiji, will issue its verdict on the case of 15 people accused of joining two terrorist organisations - Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade - on the 9th of December. The court yesterday heard pleas of four defence lawyers who ...  Read More

U.A.E. clinch four medals at Asian Para Games

Posted on 22/10/2014: 178 views.

The U.A.E. opened their account with four medals which included three silver and a bronze at the 2nd Asian Para Games for the physically challenged. The U.A.E. lie fifth in the medal count. China top the table with 29 gold. It was a great start for the U.A.E. paralympians in the South Korean port ...  Read More

Zayed Marathon aims for 50,000 runners in Cairo

Posted on 22/10/2014: 201 views.

The Zayed Marathon in Cairo hopes to attract 50,000 runners this year to support paediatric cancer patients in Egypt, organisers said on Monday. Donations from the December 5 event will go to the Children's Cancer Hospital 57357 in Egypt, said Lt Gen Mohammed Al Kaabi, chairman of the board of ...  Read More