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Mohammed bin Rashid announces plans for major new Museum of the Future

Posted on 05/03/2015: 1192 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched plans yesterday for a new Museum of the Future that will actively produce futuristic inventions and support the UAE's mission to be a global innovation engine. As well as providing a permanent home for the world's greatest innovations, the Museum will work to stimulate and incubate imaginative solutions to the challenges of future cities. It will bring together the ...  Read More

EAD calls on community to help protect endangered dugongs

Posted on 05/03/2015: 191 views.

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, has called on the community once again to support it efforts to protect the endangered dugong species, which continue to face growing threats due to habitat loss and human activity. Dugongs (Dugong dugon), their foraging habitats and migratory routes in the ...  Read More

Young Emirati to join Solar Impulse team on historic round-the-world flight

Posted on 05/03/2015: 224 views.

Hasan Al Redaini is to join the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) team on its round-the-world journey due to take-off this month from Abu Dhabi. Si2 is the first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without using a single drop of fuel. Abu Dhabi is honoured – and a natural partner – to be the host ...  Read More

Minister Al Qasimi: UAE women made great achievements in various fields thanks to our leadership

Posted on 05/03/2015: 187 views.

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation (Micad) has expressed gratitude towards the great achievements UAE women have reached in various fields all through the support of the wise leadership. Al Qasimi made her remark during the Women's International Day 2015, ...  Read More

Park Geun-hye wants to expand spheres of cooperation with UAE

Posted on 05/03/2015: 204 views.

ABU DHABI, SEOUL: Ahead of her state visit to the UAE, President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea has said that her country has laid the foundations of a strategic partnership with the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East region, expecting further development of bilateral relations between ...  Read More

UAE-Korea ties grow to new heights: Report

Posted on 05/03/2015: 166 views.

Bilateral ties between the UAE and South Korea are witnessing a qualitative growth in various economic, political and cultural fields, thanks to the commitment of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President Park Geun-hye of South Korea to take them to new heights ...  Read More

Gargash delivers UAE's statement at HRC

Posted on 05/03/2015: 155 views.

GENEVA: Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs yesterday gave the United Arab Emirates statement before the High Level Segment of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council. Dr. Gargash expressed outrage about attacks in Paris and the beheading of Egyptians in ...  Read More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to address GFIA 2015

Posted on 05/03/2015: 162 views.

The opening ceremony of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, GFIA, 2015 in Abu Dhabi next week will be video addressed by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, its organisers said yesterday. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of ...  Read More

President confers Independence Medal of First Order on Japanese Ambassador

Posted on 05/03/2015: 138 views.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Medal of Independence of the First Order on Ambassador of Japan, Yoshihiko Kamo, in recognition of his efforts that contributed to promoting and bolstering the friendly relations and cooperation between the UAE and Japan in ...  Read More

UAE delegation views experiences of innovation centres in Finland

Posted on 05/03/2015: 155 views.

HELSINKI: A delegation from the UAE to Finland, headed by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has been briefed on the experiences and objectives of a number of well-known innovation and creativity centres and their objectives for supporting and promoting innovation and encouraging ...  Read More

Shurooq showcases Sharjah’s investment opportunities in Germany

Posted on 05/03/2015: 136 views.

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has launched a road-show in Stuttgart, the capital of the southwest German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. With the support of the Baden-Wurttemberg International Agency for International Economic and Scientific Cooperation, Shurooq organised ...  Read More

UAE, Korea discuss stronger cooperation on food security, sustainable development

Posted on 05/03/2015: 156 views.

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, and South Korea's Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Lee Dong-phil, on Wednesday met to discuss ways of bolstering and promoting cooperation on food security and sustainable development in the service of the interests of ...  Read More

ADNOC signs MoU with Korea's KNOC, KIGAM for cooperation on oil field development

Posted on 05/03/2015: 164 views.

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The MoU provides for cooperation in research and development activities for oil fields ...  Read More

ADNOC announces crude prices for February

Posted on 05/03/2015: 150 views.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, has announced its crude oil prices for February. A company statement said that the prices are as follows: Murban US$56.55 per barrel, Das US$56.05, and Upper Zakum US$53.80 per barrel. ADNOC announces its crude oil prices retrospectively on monthly basis. – ...  Read More

Dubai top city in the Middle East for quality of living

Posted on 05/03/2015: 157 views.

Dubai ranked first in the Middle East and Africa region for quality of living, according to a report released on Wednesday by human resources consultancy Mercer. The 2015 Quality of Living report, which ranks 230 cities, indicates that Dubai was ranked 74th globally, having dropped one spot from ...  Read More

Etisalat and Ericsson sign strategic partnership to advance 5G Technology

Posted on 05/03/2015: 162 views.

Etisalat Group and Ericsson have entered a strategic partnership to develop the next generation of mobile technology, 5G, with exchange of knowledge, share pioneering solutions and tap into the potential of the latest technology, which will help deliver the future Networked Society. Last year, ...  Read More

DFM's market capitalisation increased at the end of February by 6.4% to Dh 349.3 billion

Posted on 05/03/2015: 139 views.

The Dubai Financial Market General Index increased by 5.2% to 3864.7 points at the end of February compared to 3674.4 points at the end of January. The Financial & Investment services index decreased the most by 10.1% and the Real Estate and Construction index up 7.7%, and the Insurance index ...  Read More

Dubai Film and TV commission reduces its processing fees

Posted on 05/03/2015: 148 views.

The Dubai Film and TV Commission, DFTC, the organisation committed to establishing Dubai and the UAE as a premier filming destination for local and international productions, is pleased to announce that it has reduced its processing fees to all filmmakers and producers in Dubai. In its commitment ...  Read More

Phase 2 of Etihad Rail on track

Posted on 05/03/2015: 593 views.

The government has released Dh700 million as an initial allotment to start construction on the second phase of the Etihad Rail project, Minister of Public Works Abdullah Bel Haif Al Nuaimi said. Al Nuaimi made the announcement as he briefed the press on Wednesday on the forthcoming MENA Rail ...  Read More

UAE hands over 200 buses to Egypt s public transport sector

Posted on 05/03/2015: 155 views.

CAIRO: The UAE has delivered 200 buses to Egypt as part of a plan to provide 600 units to Egypt's public transport sector. A special ceremony was organised at Abdeen Square to mark the handing over of the buses in the presence of Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Zayed orders Dh10m donation for Syrian, Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Posted on 05/03/2015: 145 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has given instructions to the agency to allocate Dh10 million for helping Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon who were affected by the bitterly cold winter ...  Read More

Dubai Airports organises writing contest as part of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Posted on 05/03/2015: 156 views.

Dubai Airports is organising a travel-related writing contest on Twitter as part of its sponsorship of the Emirati Strand at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2015. Open to everyone globally, the contest accepts original Arabic or English poetry and prose related to travel, not exceeding ...  Read More

12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial gets underway today

Posted on 05/03/2015: 143 views.

The 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial (SB12), the longest running and perhaps most influential contemporary art event in the Gulf, opens today, 5 March under the title "The Past, The Present, The Possible". Organised by Sharjah Art Foundation and curated by Eungie Joo, a former curator at the ...  Read More

RAK TDA welcomes Disney’s Cinderella spectacle

Posted on 05/03/2015: 141 views.

Tourism Development Authority, RAK TDA, in collaboration with Red Curtain, is delighted to announce that one of the most famous Disney versions of a children's fairy tale of all time, Cinderella, will be performed in Ras al-Khaimah at the Convention Centre of Rixos Bab al Bahr, starting on the 5th ...  Read More

Emoji app celebrates Emirati culture

Posted on 05/03/2015: 141 views.

A smartphone app with emojis created specifically for the UAE has been launched. Instead of generic smiley faces, hand signals and heart-shaped symbols, Dubai Emoji features famous landmarks, cultural symbols and Arabic phrases. It was created by American expatriate Derrick Branford as a way of ...  Read More

Yas Marina to host the Zayed Marathon 2015

Posted on 05/03/2015: 146 views.

Leading stakeholders of the UAE Government joined forces yesterday at Yas Marina Circuit to announce the launch of the Zayed Marathon 2015, the day the UAE runs together. Held on 21st March, the race is organised by the Armed Forces Officers Club in collaboration with Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi ...  Read More