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Abu Dhabi safest city in Middle East

Posted on 29/01/2015: 214 views.

Abu Dhabi is the safest city in the Middle East and one of the 25 most secure places on the planet, a new report found. The latest Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index 2015 - which takes into account digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety - ranked the UAE capital ahead of Milan, Rome, Shanghai and Moscow, among other 50 cities. Abu Dhabi took the 25th position in the overall list. It is the only Middle Eastern city who made it into the top half ...  Read More


UAE National Pavilion to feature works by 14 UAE artists

Posted on 29/01/2015: 184 views.

Drawing upon extensive historical research, Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, curator for the UAE National Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia and President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, will present a diverse assemblage of work by key figures in the country's art history at the 56th ...  Read More

Imagine Science Films and NYU Abu Dhabi present Inaugural Imagine Science Film Festival

Posted on 29/01/2015: 168 views.

New York based film festival, Imagine Science Films, in partnership with NYU Abu Dhabi, will present the singular science film festival in Abu Dhabi from February 19th – 21st, in collaboration with the NYUAD Institute and the NYUAD Arts Centre. This interdisciplinary festival will celebrate the art ...  Read More

Hala Abu Dhabi enters preferred sales agreements

Posted on 29/01/2015: 160 views.

Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management division of Etihad Airways, is to cooperate with 45 leading tour operators worldwide to promote Abu Dhabi as a tourist destination. Preferred sales agreements have been signed in 23 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and ...  Read More

Queen Mary 2 docks in Khor Fakkan

Posted on 29/01/2015: 155 views.

The Cunard Liner Queen Mary 2, the largest cruise ship in the world, has docked in Khor Fakkan port, arriving from the Jordanian city of Aqaba as part of its round-the-world trip this year. Captain Christopher Rynd and his crew were greeted by a number of UAE officials, including Mohammed Mir ...  Read More

ADFSC announces growth in the local produce market

Posted on 29/01/2015: 143 views.

The market for local produce has been growing four times faster in volume and five times faster in value than the overall industry, according to a survey released by the Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre, ADFSC, yesterday. The ‘ADFSC Market Position Survey' gathered information from official ...  Read More

Multaqa Zayed National Museum launches ‘National Museum, National Identity’

Posted on 29/01/2015: 127 views.

The Multaqa Zayed National Museum series of talks began on Tuesday at Manarat al Saadiyat with a talk entitled "National Museum, National Identity". Bringing the Zayed National Museum narrative to life, the panel discussion was led by Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the Ministry of Presidential ...  Read More

ADSG introduces Energy Management Flagship Programme

Posted on 29/01/2015: 130 views.

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group, ADSG, yesterday announced that members of the ADSG are taking positive action towards the critical issue of energy use. Energy use was identified by ADSG members as a material issue during the consultation stage of the group's strategy development during the ...  Read More

Etihad Flight College receives GCAA approval

Posted on 29/01/2015: 157 views.

Etihad Flight College, a flight training college based at Al Ain International Airport in the UAE, is now authorised to provide the Multi Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) training programme following certification as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority ...  Read More

Emirates announces two new A380 destinations in Europe

Posted on 29/01/2015: 152 views.

Emirates announced yesterday the launch of A380 services to two European destinations: Dusseldorf and Madrid. For both cities, Emirates will be the first airline to operate a scheduled A380 service, offering an unmatched travel experience to business and leisure travellers alike. The addition of ...  Read More

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy signs MoU with UNIDO to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency in GCC

Posted on 29/01/2015: 151 views.

VIENNA: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has signed a three-year renewable Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, to promote collaboration in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and to develop sustainable energy projects and programmes ...  Read More

UK and Republic of Ireland Ministers launch joint trade cooperation at Arab Health Dubai

Posted on 29/01/2015: 162 views.

Government Ministers from the UK and Ireland have hosted a joint reception to showcase their growing healthcare industries. At the event on 27th January, the UK was represented by Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality at the Department of Health and Northern Ireland's ...  Read More

Dubai unveils ambitious 10-year healthcare plan

Posted on 29/01/2015: 146 views.

Health chiefs will build three new medical colleges and five nursing schools in a 10-year drive to meet Dubai's health needs. The emirate will need 8,000 more beds, 7,323 more doctors and 8,510 nurses in the next decade, said Essa Al Maidoor, the director general of the Dubai Health Authority. "The ...  Read More

Consumer spend on pharmaceutical products will increase to Dh5.03 billion by 2020: Dubai Chamber study

Posted on 29/01/2015: 133 views.

Consumer expenditure on pharmaceutical products, medical appliances and equipment in the UAE has experienced a strong increase and is forecast to be valued around Dh2.87 billion by 2014, a recent Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study has indicated. Released on the side-lines of the Arab ...  Read More

Cleveland Clinic announces Young Clinician of the Year Award

Posted on 29/01/2015: 149 views.

Cleveland Clinic last night presented its fourth annual Young Clinician of the Year Award, during the Arab Health Achievement and Innovation Awards, to Dr. Dima Abdelmannan, a Consultant Endocrinologist at Dubai Diabetes Centre, Dubai Health Authority, and an Associate Clinical Dean at Dubai ...  Read More

Japan Trade Centre launches operations at Dubai World Central

Posted on 29/01/2015: 159 views.

Japan Trade Centre, JTC, a private-sector business-to-business platform dedicated to promoting Japan's small and medium enterprises across international markets, has commenced operations at the Business Park in Dubai World Central, DWC. JTC DWC LLC will serve a growing body of Japanese SMEs in the ...  Read More

UAE, Canada discuss ways to boost trade

Posted on 29/01/2015: 153 views.

Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, received a Canadian delegation led by Martin Zablocki, CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), for discussions on best ways to bolster joint economic, trade and investment co-operation. In the presence of a ...  Read More

NBAD reports record Q4 and Full Year 2014 results

Posted on 29/01/2015: 144 views.

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi, NBAD, has reported net profits of Dh1.372 billion in Q4, 2014, marginally higher and up 28 percent year-over-year. For the full-year ended 31st December 2014, net profits were Dh5.579 billion, up 18 percent for the year. This represents diluted EPS of Dh1.12 for FY ...  Read More

FNC's 15th legislative chapter sees recommendations approved

Posted on 29/01/2015: 143 views.

The Federal National Council has received cabinet approval for its recommendations on the policy of Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology regarding public health and safety, the policy of the Zayed Housing Programme (ZHP) and the policy of the policy of the General Authority of ...  Read More

ADOR completes hat-trick of Volvo Ocean Race leg podium finishes

Posted on 29/01/2015: 133 views.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, held off the challenges of three Volvo Ocean Race, VOR, rivals to finish second in a thrilling final sprint for the Leg 3 finish line in Sanya, China, completing a hat-trick of podium finishes so far in the round-the-world race. Azzam , meaning ‘determination' in ...  Read More

Team Novo Nordisk to compete in Dubai Tour

Posted on 29/01/2015: 135 views.

Team Novo Nordisk, the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team, is set to compete in the Dubai Tour, a four-stage race to be held from the 4th to the 7th of February. Starting from the Dubai International Marine Club on each day, the riders will be covering 663 kilometres of the city, ...  Read More

Car Free Day in Dubai: 7,000 drivers to stay off roads

Posted on 29/01/2015: 128 views.

More than 7,000 private cars will not be used on Car Free Day on February 4 to raise environmental awareness, encourage public transport use and reduce pollution and traffic, Dubai Municipality announced on Wednesday. Employees from 200 government departments, educational establishments, and ...  Read More

Stylish Emirati makes her mark in the fashion world

Posted on 29/01/2015: 137 views.

Manal Ahmed knew from an early age that she wanted to use fashion to make her mark in the world. She has fulfilled her dream by becoming the first Emirati woman to receive the title of Fashion and Style Ambassador for Fashion Arabia, an international exhibition that gives global exposure to Arabian ...  Read More