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RAK’s Al Marjan islands to rival Ibiza and Miami

Posted on 02/03/2015: 245 views.

Music festivals and beach parties to rival Ibiza and Miami are planned across four man-made islands in Ras Al Khaimah. Property developers are in talks with music companies and promoters to stage shows that will transform the northernmost emirate into an entertainment hub. Attracting events to Al Marjan Island, a cluster of four islands extending 4.5 kilometres into the Gulf, is part of longer-term plans to draw more tourists and residents. "Just like Ibiza or Miami, which are destinations ...  Read More


Waterfront developments and UAE yacht code to bolster leisure marine industry in the GCC

Posted on 02/03/2015: 179 views.

With 2015 hailed as the year of innovation for the UAE, new waterfront developments, creative design solutions, and investment in waterside living and tourism are going to shape the nation's leisure marine industry, according to industry experts. Focussing on marina development and intelligent ...  Read More

Dubai’s RTA pushing forward with metro station towers project

Posted on 02/03/2015: 167 views.

Plans to build hundreds of flats and offices above Dubai's busiest metro station took a step forward on Sunday as Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it planned to issue tenders in May. The RTA issued detailed guidelines to potential developers to build Union Oasis, a tower project ...  Read More

AUD welcomes Expo 2020 Dubai University Roadshow

Posted on 02/03/2015: 177 views.

The American University in Dubai, AUD, welcomed yesterday the Expo 2020 Dubai University Roadshow committee looking to mobilise faculty members as well as students to be part of the global event. Maitha Al Mehairi, AUD student and President of the Khaleeji Club, introduced the committee. She opened ...  Read More

Dubai Municipality opens solar powered Al Khazan Park

Posted on 02/03/2015: 159 views.

Dubai Municipality yesterday opened Al Khazan Park, the first Dubai park to run completely on solar power, in the presence of Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Abdullah Al-Shibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai and other officials. It is part of ...  Read More

TCA Abu Dhabi launches National Library E-Shopping Service

Posted on 02/03/2015: 150 views.

The National Library, a Division of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has launched a new e-shopping website, dedicated to selling and delivering National Library publications to readers across the Arab world. The new e-bookstore, available online and via a mobile app, forms ...  Read More

Dubai Canvas Festival opens with participation of 3D Art leading figures

Posted on 02/03/2015: 140 views.

Dubai Canvas Festival, which is organised by Brand Dubai, a subsidiary of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), kicked off in Dubai yesterday. The week-long Festival is held at THE BEACH, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) with participation of a host of famous three-dimensional (3D) ...  Read More

LTE-Advanced is a reality as du announces the introduction of the technology on its live network

Posted on 02/03/2015: 146 views.

Marking yet another first, du announced the successful introduction of the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) live network in the UAE, making it the very first telco with CAT-6 ready LTE network in the UAE. This reiterates the UAE's global standing as a frontrunner intelecomand marks an important step ...  Read More

TRA reveals data for Q4 2014

Posted on 02/03/2015: 522 views.

The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, has revealed statistics for the fourth quarter of 2014 on the nation's most popular mobile phone handsets, social networking platforms and applications websites. Investigating the current state of the market, the report ...  Read More

Quarter of Japan oil imports from UAE in January, 2015

Posted on 02/03/2015: 154 views.

TOKYO: Imports of Japan's crude oil from the United Arab Emirates last January were 27.05 million barrels, accounting for 25 percent of total imports, according to data of the Energy and Natural Resources Agency of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Economy in Japan. The agency announced that ...  Read More

Strata to subcontract Vertical Fin and ATR Rudder work to GSE Industria Aeronautica

Posted on 02/03/2015: 112 views.

Strata Manufacturing PJSC, a composite aerostructures manufacturing facility, wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, yesterday announced the signing of its first international outsourcing agreement that will subcontract its ATR vertical fin and rudder programs to GSE Industria Aeronautica ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi has become a centre of finance and business and a nurturing source of innovation and creativity: Nahyan bin Mubarak tells GFMF

Posted on 02/03/2015: 114 views.

The seventh Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF), the annual conference organised by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), kicked-off yesterday in Abu Dhabi with speeches from UAE and global policy makers, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds (SWF), and bankers. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al ...  Read More

Masdar Institute-University of Tokyo to tackle regional security through water-energy-food management

Posted on 02/03/2015: 126 views.

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and the University of Tokyo, have yesterday announced a special joint seminar to support regional security through proper management of ...  Read More

ADSB delivers 34 boats to CICPA

Posted on 02/03/2015: 127 views.

ABU DHABI 2nd March, 2015 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) yesterday announced that it has delivered 34 high-speed interceptor boats to the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA). ADSB, along with their joint venture design partner Yonca Onuk, executed the contract ...  Read More

Senaat to invest Dh5 billion in developing industrial projects over next 2 years

Posted on 02/03/2015: 131 views.

Senaat, one of the UAE's largest industrial holding companies, is planning to invest Dh5 billion on further expanding its portfolio of industrial projects over the next two years. Over the past five years, Senaat has invested over Dh16 billion developing the metals sector. The announcement was made ...  Read More

UAE introduces farming technology to sustain resources: Minister of Environment says on Afforestation Week

Posted on 02/03/2015: 192 views.

Increasing the celebrations during the UAE's Afforestation Week underscores the government's determination to move forward on the course charted by the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water. 'The wise leadership, ...  Read More

UAE, Nigeria wrap up negotiations on judicial cooperation

Posted on 02/03/2015: 143 views.

UAE and Nigerian officials have concluded three days of negotiations on ways to boost legal and judicial cooperation. The first and final round of negotiations discussed treaties on areas such as Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Judicial Cooperation on Civil and Commercial Matters, and on ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid issues law establishing UAE Water Aid Foundation, Decree forming its Board of Trustees

Posted on 02/03/2015: 134 views.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minster, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Law No. (3) of 2015 establishing the ‘UAE Water Aid Foundation', a non-profit organisation. The foundation will be annexed to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ...  Read More

UAE Attorney General: Accused of Al Reem Island crime referred to Supreme Court

Posted on 02/03/2015: 134 views.

The UAE Attorney General, Counsellor Salem Saeed Kubaish, has said that Alaa Bader Abdullah, the accused in the case of the crime known as Al Reem Island killing, has been referred to the Federal Supreme Court for the hearing of charges brought against her, i.e., the deliberate killing of the ...  Read More

ERC delegation travels to Philippines to launch number of development projects

Posted on 02/03/2015: 136 views.

An Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, delegation, headed by Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the ERC, will travel to the Philippines capital city Manila tomorrow, to inaugurate a number of projects and vital facilities in health and education sectors. The project comes within three agreements ...  Read More

ERC opens health and service projects in Erbil camps

Posted on 02/03/2015: 124 views.

ERBIL: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, yesterday opened a number of health and service projects in the camps of displaced Iraqis in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region, in order to provide more comprehensive care to tens of thousands of displaced people coming to the region from neighbouring provinces as ...  Read More

Somalis injured in Mogadishu blast to receive treatment at UAE hospitals upon directives of President

Posted on 02/03/2015: 123 views.

Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and follow up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a number of Somalis injured in the terrorist attack on a Mogadishu Hotel ...  Read More

ADP Forensic Evidence Department identifies DNA typing of archaeological bone samples

Posted on 02/03/2015: 137 views.

The Forensic Evidence Department at Abu Dhabi Police has announced that it has succeeded in achieving a complete DNA profile match of two bone powder samples. One of the samples is approximately 400 years, the second dates back some 150 years. The Forensic Evidence Department at Abu Dhabi Police ...  Read More

Shell Eco-marathon: UAE team suffers setback

Posted on 02/03/2015: 547 views.

MANILA: A team from the UAE suffered a setback in the Shell Eco-marathon, where students from across the globe are testing their ultra-efficient vehicles. Without Limits, from the Higher College of Technology in Ruwais, had an accident in their ultra-efficient diesel-operated vehicle. "If we don't ...  Read More

Sheikh Abdullah Al Qasimi wins Sharjah Rally

Posted on 02/03/2015: 131 views.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Qasimi won the Sharjah Rally after a great battle with Mohammed Ben Sulayem. Al Qasimi then paid a tribute to the 14-times FIA Middle East Champion for a stirring comeback 12 years after retiring from competitive motor sport. "Mohammed was much faster on the technical sections, ...  Read More