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Yas Marina: Abu Dhabi’s new health destination

Posted on 21/08/2014: 145 views.

Whether you are a die-hard gym freak, a regular fitness enthusiast or even a watersport junkie or a beauty buff, Yas Marina is the place to be. With an impressive set of world class facilities offering beauty, sports, health fitness options, the place is fast developing as an ultimate fitness and lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi. Vogue Fitness, NuYou Spa, Watercooled and Bounceback are some of the names that lend credibility to that claim. For instance, Vogue Fitness has launched fully ...  Read More


Twofour54 partners with FGB Arena for film and TV productions

Posted on 21/08/2014: 128 views.

Twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, has entered into a partnership with First Gulf Bank Arena (FGBA) to promote and utilise the venue for TV and film projects in the Emirate. FGBA is the latest addition to twofour54 intaj's growing list of production locations and ...  Read More

Sharjah’s beach hotels record 80% occupancy rate in H1 of the year

Posted on 21/08/2014: 87 views.

Hotels and beach resorts across Sharjah have been witnessing a heavy turnout of international tourists and visitors, from amateur water sports and leisure enthusiasts to families seeking rest and relaxation on the shores of the picturesque emirate offering views of both the Arabian Gulf and the ...  Read More

Over Dh500,000 are to be won at Adihex this year

Posted on 21/08/2014: 109 views.

In less than two weeks, entries for this year's Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) competition will close. Reaching its 12th year, Adihex will take place from September 10 to 13 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. To celebrate its dozen editions, there will ...  Read More

David Blaine to make Middle East debut in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 21/08/2014: 106 views.

Renowned illusionist David Blaine will make his Middle East debut in Abu Dhabi today. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Flash Entertainment, the ‘David Blaine: Real or Illusion?' show will be held at the Emirates Palace until August 23, as part of the Summer Abu Dhabi ...  Read More

Dubai’s retail sector to hit Dh150 billion by year-end

Posted on 21/08/2014: 82 views.

Dubai's retail sector will be worth a phenomenal Dhs150 billion by the end of this year as the emirate's households shopping power is on the rise with positive economic indicators and strong rebound in tourism and hospitality sector, according to reports. According to the latest data from Colliers ...  Read More

SEHA scoops Adam Smith’s Middle East Regional Award for Best Practice

Posted on 21/08/2014: 84 views.

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has recently won an Adam Smith's Middle East Regional Award in the Highly Commended category for Best Practice. The prestigious Adam Smith Awards ceremony for 2014 was held at the Plaisterers' Hall in London. This award was bestowed upon SEHA by Treasury ...  Read More

DEWA launches smart initiatives in preparation for Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted on 21/08/2014: 99 views.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a number of smart initiatives that confirm its readiness to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative announced by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai to the ...  Read More

Empower to kick off operations in region’s first green district cooling facility

Posted on 21/08/2014: 153 views.

Empower, a leading district cooling services provider, has begun commissioning the region's first district cooling plant built in line with green building principles. The facility provides 45,000 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT) of cooling services to developments in Dubai's Business Bay, it was announced ...  Read More

ADIPEC 2014 conference sets global platform for meeting world energy needs

Posted on 21/08/2014: 109 views.

Meeting the ever-present global energy demand through developments in technology, unconventional resources, and international collaboration, will top the agenda at the largest ever Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) programme. ADIPEC 2014 will host more than 400 ...  Read More

Nakheel repays all Dh7.9 billion bank debt – four years ahead of time

Posted on 21/08/2014: 79 views.

Dubai developer Nakheel yesterday confirmed the early repayment of its entire Dh 7.9 billion bank debt, nearly four years before the final loan instalment due in March 2018. Nakheel yesterday issued instructions for Dh5.54 billion to be repaid to lenders on Thursday, 21 August – just six months ...  Read More

Public bus seat occupancy in Dubai soars to 42.6% in first four months of 2014

Posted on 21/08/2014: 103 views.

Public Bus occupancy in Dubai has risen remarkably in the first four months of 2014 to as much as 42.6%, compared with 39.3% posted in the same period last year, recording in the process an improvement rate of 8.5%, thanks to the rising demand for this transit service by various segments of the ...  Read More

300 Emirati’s join the teaching workforce this academic school year

Posted on 21/08/2014: 88 views.

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) hired 300 new Emirati teachers in addition to 96 Arab expatriate teachers for the 2014-2015 academic school year. The move comes in line with ADEC's strategic plan to recruit Emirati talents into the teaching field as part of an ambitious agenda to Emiratise ...  Read More

Minister of Public works affirms U.A.E.'s keenness on development of integrated infrastructure

Posted on 21/08/2014: 110 views.

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, has stressed the U.A.E.'s keenness to develop integrated infrastructure of a high degree of quality and efficiency, which achieves aspirations of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and ...  Read More

ERC delivers medical equipment to Rafik Hariri University Hospital

Posted on 21/08/2014: 88 views.

BEIRUT: The Emirates Red Crescent, (ERC) has delivered a new batch medical supplies and equipment to Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH) in Beirut, Lebanon, to help the facility cope with the rising numbers of low-income patients. This is the second in a series of four batches of medical ...  Read More

Emirates Red Crescent distributes humanitarian aid to displaced Iraqis in Erbil

Posted on 21/08/2014: 95 views.

ERBIL: In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the orders of 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, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has ...  Read More

Al Maktoum Foundation distributes wheat in Africa

Posted on 21/08/2014: 98 views.

Al Maktoum Foundation has started distributing 4,446 sacks of wheat to the people hit by war in Sudan and the refugees of Central Africa. The distribution is part of the foundation's Dh60 million budget allotted for charity projects abroad. According to a senior official, the charity foundation has ...  Read More

U.A.E. Ambassador to Hanoi meets with Vietnamese official

Posted on 21/08/2014: 93 views.

HANOI: Khaled Ibrahim Abdul Aziz Shuhail, U.A.E. Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, yesterday discussed with the Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, which was held at the ...  Read More

Western Region Municipality hands keys of 52 houses

Posted on 21/08/2014: 146 views.

The Western Region Municipality (WRM) started yesterday handing out keys of new 52 houses to eligible citizens in Al Sila'a. The civic body said that 384 houses have been delivered to Western Region citizens so far as part of Al Sila'a community development of 448 luxury villas. The Emirati family ...  Read More