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Reem Al Hashimy calls on people across UAE to contribute to shaping of Dubai Expo 2020 Logo

Posted on 20/04/2015: 324 views.

With more than 15,000 registrants for the Expo 2020 Dubai Logo Competition to date, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State, Director General of Bureau Dubai Expo 2020, and Board Representative of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee has called on people across the UAE to contribute to the shaping of the symbol for the iconic event. "We are on a journey to create a transformative Expo. Developing a logo, that reflects and represents who we are and is symbolic of the inclusive event we ...  Read More


UAE attends international space symposium in Colorado for first time

Posted on 20/04/2015: 285 views.

UAE space industry leaders addressed international peers at the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado, USA, last week. Heads of the UAE Space Agency, Thuraya, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, gave an overview on the ...  Read More

United Nations Secretary General praises UAE leaders for supporting sustainable business practices

Posted on 20/04/2015: 273 views.

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has praised the UAE's leadership for supporting sustainable business practices. "I salute HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his vision as the Founding Patron of the Pearl Initiative. I ...  Read More

DWTC unveils 15,500 square metres expansion

Posted on 20/04/2015: 261 views.

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region's largest MICE venue operator, has announced plans to build a 15,500 square metre (166,800 square feet) extension to its current indoor complex space, taking the available multipurpose indoor event and exhibition capacity to over 122,000 square metres ...  Read More

UAE trade mission led by economy minister to explore joint investments in Czech Republic, Slovakia

Posted on 20/04/2015: 262 views.

A trade mission organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is leaving for Prague, the first stop in a tour to Czech Republic and Slovakia between 20-24 April during which it will explore joint investment opportunities and discuss the setting up of strategic partnership in several promising ...  Read More

UAE heads Arab Group at semi-annual IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington

Posted on 20/04/2015: 169 views.

The UAE has participated in the semi-annual International Monetary Fund, IMF, and World Bank, WB, meetings, which took place from 17th-19th April in Washington, with a delegation headed by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs. The delegation also attended the ministerial ...  Read More

DP World grooms UAE’s next generation of Carbon Ambassadors

Posted on 20/04/2015: 140 views.

Under the direct supervision of the global marine terminal operator, DP World, four teams of 29 Emirati university students have started work on converting four 20-foot shipping containers into self-sustainable bus stops as part of the Carbon Ambassadors Programme (CAP). The programme is an ...  Read More

New Zealand Prime Minister to lead trade mission to the UAE

Posted on 20/04/2015: 158 views.

John Key, New Zealand's Prime Minister, is to lead a business delegation to the United Arab Emirates on 26th April. "The visit is an opportunity to strengthen and grow trade and business links between the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. A key priority for me will be talking to key figures in ...  Read More

Etisalat registers Dh2.2 billion net profit in Q1 2015

Posted on 20/04/2015: 160 views.

Etisalat Group's consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to Dh 2.2 billion resulting in a net profit margin of 17% and increased year over year by 8%, according to the group's consolidated financial statement for the three months ending 31st March 2015. It added that aggregate ...  Read More

DEWA announces 800MW third Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Posted on 20/04/2015: 26948 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced 800 megawatts third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project, which is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, is another achievement that will put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of the countries ...  Read More

Etihad Airways wins Crystal Cabin Award

Posted on 20/04/2015: 155 views.

Etihad Airways has scooped the coveted 2015 Crystal Cabin Award in the Premium Class and VIP category, for its innovative Airbus A380 upper deck cabin designs and products. The ceremony was held in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo. The Crystal Cabin Award is the only ...  Read More

UAE leads the way in airport automation

Posted on 20/04/2015: 182 views.

The UAE is among the world's leaders in the use of sophisticated technology to streamline airport and border entry into the country, according to airport IT giant SITA. Automated passport control (APC) kiosks have already been implemented in the Abu Dhabi International Airport, allowing nationals ...  Read More

ADNEC to host Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2015

Posted on 20/04/2015: 166 views.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, has set the stage for the ninth edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi to run from 21st to 23rd April, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Spread ...  Read More

Style.com/Arabia, Dubai Design and Fashion Council launch annual fashion prize

Posted on 20/04/2015: 151 views.

Style.com/Arabia, the Middle East's first Conde Nast fashion and beauty publication, and the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) on Sunday announced the formation of the Style.com/Arabia – DDFC Fashion Prize, an annual endowment for the Arab world's most promising fashion talents. The Dubai ...  Read More

UAE Cabinet endorses hosting GCC Police Force in Abu Dhabi to boost cooperation

Posted on 20/04/2015: 167 views.

The UAE Cabinet yesterday endorsed hosting the headquarters of the joint Police Force of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Abu Dhabi. By hosting the GCC Police Force, the UAE aims to foster its relations with the other Gulf countries to safeguard the region from any forms of threats. The GCC ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid issues law on Community Development Authority in Dubai

Posted on 20/04/2015: 167 views.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No. (8) of 2015 on Dubai's Community Development Authority. The new Law aims to enhance the quality of life in the emirate of Dubai, organising and reinforcing ...  Read More

Saqr Ghobash stresses importance of harnessing Arab human resources

Posted on 20/04/2015: 943 views.

KUWAIT: UAE Labour Minister, Chairman of the Arab Labour Organisation (ALO), Saqr Ghobash, has called for better utilisation of Arab human resources to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development that ensures a better future for next generations. The UAE minister made his remarks while ...  Read More

Children’s National Paediatric Cardiologist receives American Fellowship Award

Posted on 20/04/2015: 148 views.

ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2015 (WAM)-- A senior paediatric cardiologist at the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, DC, has received the Distinguished Fellowship Award at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session. Gerard Martin, MD, Senior Vice President of the Centre for ...  Read More

Tawam Hospital unveils state-of-the-art Paediatrics Clinic

Posted on 20/04/2015: 160 views.

Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine and the SEHA Healthcare System, yesterday opened its refurbished state-of-the-art Paediatrics Clinic to provide better care for ailing children. The facility is part of Tawam Hospital's investments to meet the gaps identified in the Health ...  Read More

Sheikha Fatima launches her e-website

Posted on 20/04/2015: 200 views.

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, has launched her official website, "Mother of the Nation", in Arabic and English ...  Read More

DFWAC participates in GCF Partner Council meeting in Sweden

Posted on 20/04/2015: 159 views.

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, DFWAC, has participated in the Partner Council Advisory Board meeting of the Global Child Forum, GCF, held recently in the presence of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Her Majesty Queen Silva, Queen of Sweden, under the title, "Corporate ...  Read More

Expats should be more aware of UAE culture, survey respondents say: paper

Posted on 20/04/2015: 152 views.

A UAE paper has said that expatriates should do their homework on the UAE's habits, heritage and traditions before coming to live and work in the country. A survey, commissioned by The National and carried out by YouGov, polled 1,056 expatriates and Emiratis on social integration. 'The majority of ...  Read More

DM to launch a virtual museum to share Dubai’s past

Posted on 20/04/2015: 152 views.

After the overwhelming success of the #MyDubai online initiative, a new app and website to share memories of old Dubai are being planned to connect people to the traditions, culture and heritage of the emirate and create a virtual museum of early years of Dubai. If the #MyDubai initiative helped ...  Read More

Black Box Cinema returns to ADIBF for second consecutive year

Posted on 20/04/2015: 167 views.

Underlining the importance of motion pictures to the emirate's overall cultural scene, the 25th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2015, will feature for the second consecutive year the Black Box Cinema project by Emirati filmmaker, Nawaf Al Janahi. Building on the success of last year's ...  Read More

Jiu-Jitsu masters battle on beach

Posted on 20/04/2015: 164 views.

The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 begins tomorrow, with elite fighters from across the world readying themselves for the showpiece event in the UAE capital, including six-time World Cup champion Rodolpho Vieira and the UAE's own World Champion, Faisal Al Ketbi. Vieira, ...  Read More

Sir Bani Yas Offshore Tour kicks off with 60 sailing boats

Posted on 20/04/2015: 156 views.

The Sir Bani Yas Offshore Tour witnessed a fantastic start as 60 sailing enthusiasts rushed to take the lead in the exciting 36-hour nonstop race from Sir Bani Yas to Dubai. They will be pitted not only against the open sea, but also against each other's experience as they sail to claim victory at ...  Read More