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UAE a leader in green building, says US trade body

Posted on 27/07/2015: 735 views.

The UAE has been named as one of the top 10 markets for green building space by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC, a not-for profit organisation, oversees the Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system. It says that the UAE has the eighth-largest stock of Leed-certified buildings outside the US at 3.1 million square metres. Canada has the biggest stock of Leed-certified buildings outside the US at 26.6 million square metres, followed by ...  Read More


In the midst of a turbulent region, this country is a beacon of hope

Posted on 27/07/2015: 366 views.

In a speech given last week in the UK, Lord David Alton argued that the issue of religious freedom be "given greater political and diplomatic priority, to insist on the importance of religious literacy as a competence, to discuss the crossover between freedom of religion and belief and a nation's ...  Read More

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths on conquering the world

Posted on 27/07/2015: 386 views.

Let's start with a big picture technology question, as you are a former computer science student. With the exponential pace of technological change where do you see aviation going in the short, medium and long term? "I believe that technology will take centre stage in the future of aviation. ...  Read More

Dubai’s public beaches listed among top beaches worldwide

Posted on 27/07/2015: 170 views.

Public beaches in Dubai were listed among the top 10 in cities popular among tourists by a UK daily newspaper. The Telegraph listed Dubai's public beaches among the most popular worldwide along with other beaches in cities like Paris, Sydney, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Barcelona, Athens, Los ...  Read More

Capital's beach to get world-class facilities

Posted on 27/07/2015: 350 views.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is upgrading its Al Bateen Beach in order to raise the standard of beach facilities used by visitors and residents of the emirate. The municipality has released a public tender inviting bidders to submit proposals for upgrading the project - that comprises the Ladies ...  Read More

Updated version of "Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015" released

Posted on 27/07/2015: 362 views.

Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has recently released a revised and updated version of its publication "Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015", a quick reference presenting economic, social, demographic, cultural and environmental information about the emirate from a statistical perspective ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid is a pioneer extraordinaire: paper

Posted on 27/07/2015: 429 views.

In an editorial published yesterday morning, an English-language daily has said that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is a pioneer extraordinaire who doesn't just make promises, but he acts on his goals too. "He has many ...  Read More

ENEC installs second simulator, completes major upgENEC installs second simulator, completes major upgrade at Barakah Simulator Training Centrerade at Baraka Simulator Training Centre

Posted on 27/07/2015: 345 views.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully installed its second full scope APR-1400 training simulator this week at the organisation's Simulator Training Centre (STC) Barakah. The occasion also marked the successful completion of a major upgrade to ENEC's first full scope ...  Read More

UAE Space Agency discuss cooperation with Bahraini National Space Science Agency

Posted on 27/07/2015: 357 views.

The UAE Space Agency has received an official delegation from the Bahraini National Space Science Agency, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, who paid a visit to review avenues of cooperation with their UAE counterparts. The meeting is an effort to strengthen partnership and work between both ...  Read More

Dolphin Energy achieves production milestone in 2014

Posted on 27/07/2015: 357 views.

Dolphin Energy Limited has made a number of notable achievements in 2014 including accomplishing a major production milestone of reaching 5 trillion standard cubic feet of gas since operations began, the tie-in of three new export gas compressors to the plant at Ras Laffan Industrial City, and the ...  Read More

Empower saved 16.4%of district cooling consumption in first month of "Set to 24 C and Save" campaign

Posted on 27/07/2015: 165 views.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) has saved almost 16.4% in June 2015 compared to the same period last year, as part of its summer campaign ‘Set to 24 C and Save'. Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer of Empower, said adopting energy saving tips helped consumers to reduce ...  Read More

ADX approves new regulations for trading, clearance and depositing

Posted on 27/07/2015: 178 views.

The board of directors of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has approved the enforcement of new regulations for its operations including trading, clearance, registering and depositing of securities certificates. In a press release, the ADX said the new law is aimed at strengthening the national ...  Read More

UAE Banks Federation highlights a year of achievement in annual report

Posted on 27/07/2015: 202 views.

The UAE Banks Federation, a professional body representing 50 member banks operating in the UAE, has released its annual report for 2014, detailing its priorities, achievements and activities undertaken during the full year. In his introduction to the report, Chairman of the Federation Abdulaziz Al ...  Read More

Bank of Sharjah announces financial results for H1, 2015

Posted on 27/07/2015: 185 views.

Bank of Sharjah yesterday announced its financial results for the six months ending June 30, 2015, with net profit increased by 16% to reach Dh 176 million, compared with Dh 152 million for the same period of 2014. During the period, the Bank continued to grow its loan book while maintaining the ...  Read More

Etihad Airways experiences record guest numbers during Eid-al-fitr

Posted on 27/07/2015: 191 views.

Etihad Airways announced yesterday that it has experienced one of the busiest travel periods in the history of the airline with 291,518 guests flying across its global network during Eid-al-fitr, an increase of 12 percent on the 260,641 guests flown in the same five day period in 2014. The load ...  Read More

UAE property sector is key growth driver

Posted on 27/07/2015: 243 views.

According to the UAE Economic Report 2015 by Bank Audi, the real estate sector is considered one of the key drivers of the country's national economic activity. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai markets recorded a positive yearly change in terms of performance and prices in the residential and office ...  Read More

UAE participates in GGGI’s 7th Council meeting in Bali

Posted on 27/07/2015: 161 views.

BALI, INDONESIA: The UAE has participated in the 7th session of Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which was held in the Indonesian Island of Bali under the chairmanship of Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former Indonesian President and the President of the General Assembly and ...  Read More

UAE takes part in Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions, ANNHRI

Posted on 27/07/2015: 180 views.

The Emirates Human Rights Association is participating in the12th conference of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions, ANNHRI, which started yesterday in Amman, Jordan, with the participation of representatives of the ANNHRI of 14 Arab countries. The UAE's delegation was headed by ...  Read More

Singaporean delegation visits Hedayah centre for countering extremism

Posted on 27/07/2015: 176 views.

A research delegation from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, has visited Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, to learn about the centre's unique role in countering violent extremism. The visiting delegation was headed by Dr. Ooi ...  Read More

New sting operation cracks down on illegal diesel trade in UAE

Posted on 27/07/2015: 185 views.

A new sting operation, as part of the ongoing joint inspection campaign organised by a committee of various Dubai government entities, has fined several companies and agents involved in illegal trade of diesel in the UAE. The campaign, was announced at the beginning of the year, following a meeting ...  Read More

Five fire stations battle massive Dubai blaze

Posted on 27/07/2015: 232 views.

Fire brigades from five Civil Defence stations battled a massive fire that broke out in a warehouse in Ras Al Khor area in Dubai on Sunday. Eleven warehouses were gutted in the blaze, officials said. No casualties were reported in the fire that broke out at 11am. The blaze was brought under control ...  Read More

UAE's Ministry of Interior partakes in security training exercise in Slovakia

Posted on 27/07/2015: 214 views.

The UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI), represented by Abu Dhabi Police GHQ's response team for CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents, participated in a security training exercise conducted in Slovakia by the US Department of Energy and the Slovakian interior ministry from ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation supports 40 Emirati families in Liwa Dates Festival

Posted on 27/07/2015: 271 views.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced it will contribute in the eleventh session of the Liwa Dates Festival this year by supporting the participation of 40 Emirati families in the popular festival which is considered one of the most important culture and heritage events in the ...  Read More

Liwa Dates Festival farmers compete with their best ratab

Posted on 27/07/2015: 216 views.

Hundreds of date palm farmers from Al Gharbia, Al Ain, Swaihan, Abu Dhabi and further across the UAE arrive everyday at the Liwa Dates Festival, bringing freshly picked ratab (half ripe dates) from their orchards, hoping to convince the industry's experts that theirs are the tastiest, healthiest, ...  Read More

RTA announces 50% discount on issuing NoL cards

Posted on 27/07/2015: 210 views.

The Automated Fare Collection Systems Department at the Road and Transport Authority, RTA's Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, has announced a 50% discount on the fees of issuing a NoL card, or the electronic ticketing card, which enables users to pay for various RTA transport modes in ...  Read More

Ahead of its time: Dubai Tram system second to none

Posted on 27/07/2015: 220 views.

Dubai Tram, which was launched in November 2014, has some unique characteristics, making it highly competitive with other tram systems that have been around for much longer in advanced cities of the world, its operator, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), says. The network, which mainly covers ...  Read More

Dubai’s taxi companies reap rewards from hybrid cabs

Posted on 27/07/2015: 209 views.

More than 200 hybrid taxis will be on Dubai's roads by the end of the year, the Roads and Transport Authority said, and the number is set to grow because of cost savings, improved fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance. Even before the Government announced plans last week to scrap fuel regulation, ...  Read More

Dubai camel milk chocolate heads for Harrods

Posted on 27/07/2015: 246 views.

Dubai's own artisan camel milk chocolate is now being sold in London's world-famous department store, Harrods. Al Nassma, the seller, is the only producer of camel milk chocolate in the world. Martin van Almsick, general manager at the company, said: "Ten years ago, a non-European premium chocolate ...  Read More

Dubai-based artist’s painting ‘Blue Horse’ bought by Duchess of York

Posted on 27/07/2015: 199 views.

A painting by Dubai-based artist Sylvain Tremblay, entitled, 'Blue Horse', has been purchased by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, at a charity auction in London, it was announced yesterday by Canadian University Dubai, where Tremblay is a guest lecturer. The proceeds of the auction are earmarked ...  Read More