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Mohammed bin Rashid launches Middle East’s largest development and community foundation targeting 130 million in need through to 2025

Posted on 05/10/2015: 211 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday announced the launch of one of the largest development and community foundations in the Middle East region, to be called. ‘Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives'. The new foundation consolidates the work of 28 organisations focusing on fighting poverty and illness, spreading knowledge and culture, empowering the community and driving innovation. Combined, ...  Read More

On World Teacher's Day, Mohamed bin Zayed says education is a key priority for national development

Posted on 05/10/2015: 246 views.

In a message on the World Teacher's Day, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, applauded the teachers for their vital role in nation-building, saying the UAE leadership, led by President His Highness Sheikh ...  Read More

UAE selected as Chair of UNESCO Memory of the World programme

Posted on 05/10/2015: 293 views.

The International Advisory Committee for the Memory of the World programme, which is affiliated with the Organisation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, yesterday chose the UAE as Chair of the programme until 2018. Abdullah Al-Rayes, Director-General of ...  Read More

Dubai Moving Image Museum shortlisted for an Oscar

Posted on 05/10/2015: 243 views.

The Dubai Moving Image Museum, focusing on the prehistory of Cinema, has been nominated in the ‘Best Emerging Culture Destination Middle East' category, to win a ‘museum Oscar' at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, 2015. The museum, which was inaugurated by Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin ...  Read More

Minister of Energy: Emirates invests US$35 billion to diversify energy sources

Posted on 05/10/2015: 424 views.

Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, has affirmed that the UAE is to invest US$35 billion dollars to diversify energy sources and reduce dependence on imports of natural gas to generate electricity. He said that the UAE aims to reduce its dependence on imported natural ...  Read More

US and UAE energy officials discuss future energy at Masdar Institute

Posted on 05/10/2015: 256 views.

Senior energy officials from the United States and the United Arab Emirates recently convened at the Masdar Institute to encourage more women to be active in energy leadership and to discuss technological collaboration with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. The UAE and US delegations ...  Read More

Petroleum Institute displays its Solar Car at the Exhibition of Electrical Industries in Arab World

Posted on 05/10/2015: 350 views.

The Petroleum institute (PI) is displaying its solar car at the ‘Exhibition of Electrical Industries in Arab World', being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 4th to 6th October, 2015. The PI says its primary objective in this event is more of public awareness to the high ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid gets ‘Aviation Man of the Year’ award

Posted on 05/10/2015: 202 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been given "The Aviation Man of the Year” title by the Civil Aviation Sector during the UAE Civil Aviation Day. "Awarding Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the ‘Aviation Man ...  Read More

UAE marks 83 years of aviation progress

Posted on 05/10/2015: 283 views.

Eighty-three years ago today, a single-propeller British-owned Imperial Airways plane carrying four passengers landed in Sharjah, the first to carry airline passengers to what is now the UAE. The anniversary is marked by Civil Aviation Day in the Emirates – a day in which the government seeks to ...  Read More

TRA launches new guidelines for Arabic digital content and social media communication

Posted on 05/10/2015: 249 views.

The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, has released a new edition of the guidelines for Arabic digital content, communication through social media and criteria for website quality improvement. The initiative comes in line with the efforts made by the TRA to promote ...  Read More

Dubai-Switzerland bilateral trade in H1 2015 amounted to Dh16 billion

Posted on 05/10/2015: 186 views.

Raymund Furrer, Consul-General of Switzerland, has hailed the steadfast efforts of Dubai Customs in supporting economic growth and pushing tourism and trade numbers up. He also praised its full commitment to implementing the free trade agreement between the GCC states and European Free Trade ...  Read More

UAE presents its housing development model to GCC meeting

Posted on 05/10/2015: 188 views.

The UAE made a presentation showcasing its impressive experience in building residential communities at the 14th meeting of the GCC housing ministers, held in the Qatari capital of Doha recently. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed ...  Read More

Ministry of Interior now receives visit visa applications via website or smartphone app

Posted on 05/10/2015: 212 views.

The Ministry of Interior has announced that it is now receiving visa applications for citizens, residents and other stakeholders for a short-term visit visa either via the ministry website or its smartphone app. This service is available 24/7 and reflects the ministry's keenness to streamline ...  Read More

HotelTonight launches in Dubai

Posted on 05/10/2015: 192 views.

HotelTonight, a mobile-phone app that offers last- minute hotel bookings, said on Sunday that it has launched in Dubai. The San Francisco-based start-up said that hotels operated by international chains and independent properties have committed to working with it. However, it did not give the names ...  Read More

Hamed bin Zayed attends ceremony at Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention in Morocco

Posted on 05/10/2015: 187 views.

MARRAKECH: H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, has attended the ceremony hosted by the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Morocco, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Foundation, ...  Read More

Pink Caravan organises over 50 events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 05/10/2015: 207 views.

The Pink Caravan, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients, FoCP, is organising more than 50 events across the country to coincide with International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed internationally every year in October. Held in collaboration with ...  Read More

Zulekha Hospital launches ‘pink it now’ campaign offering free mammograms and consultations

Posted on 05/10/2015: 195 views.

Zulekha Hospital, a pioneer in UAE healthcare, is spearheading a new breast cancer awareness initiative offering women free consultations and mammograms to help reduce the incidence of the disease and save lives across the Emirates. The ‘Pink It Now' campaign has been developed by Zulekha Hospital ...  Read More

Thousands of pupils return to school in Aden with UAE’s help

Posted on 05/10/2015: 170 views.

ADEN: Thousands of pupils returned to school in the Yemeni province of Aden on Sunday, following efforts by the UAE to rebuild 154 institutions destroyed or damaged in fighting between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces. The conflict led to the closure of schools in several parts of the ...  Read More

Swimming superstars return to UAE for final round of World Cup

Posted on 05/10/2015: 174 views.

World class swimming competition returns to Dubai next month as an impressive line-up of world and Olympic champions heads to the UAE for the final round of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup. South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu head the list of big names who will ...  Read More