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Kevin Spacey skips SAG awards to watch his Arab students perform in Sharjah

Posted on 27/01/2015: 177 views.

Kevin Spacey couldn't make it to Los Angeles to accept his Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday, because he had committed to being more than 13,000 kilometres away, in Sharjah, to watch an Arabic play put on by young theatre students he had spent two weeks personally mentoring. Spacey took a seat in the front row at the Sharjah Institute for Theatrical Arts with Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, for the hour-long production of Dhow Under the Sun, by the Iraqi playwright ...  Read More

ADNEC gears up for busy week with four scheduled events

Posted on 27/01/2015: 163 views.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, is gearing up to host four leading industry events this week, including Elite Real Estate Exhibition 2015, Tank Storage Middle East, the Bride Show 2015, and Beyond Beauty Arabia Abu Dhabi. Set to run from 26th to 29th January in Hall 2, Elite Real ...  Read More

UAE hotels named in Trip Advisor’s top 25 in the world

Posted on 27/01/2015: 155 views.

Glistening blue seas, stunning mountain backdrops and fascinating architecture - competition is fierce to make it into Trip Advisor's 2015 Traveller's Choice World Top 25 Hotels. But two from the UAE have successfully made the cut, with Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai coming in ...  Read More

Islamic art centre featuring historical pieces opens in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 27/01/2015: 160 views.

An Islamic art centre opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday to a large crowd eager to view its historical pieces collected from around the Muslim world. From paintings and sculptures to silk carpets, Ottoman pistols, jewel tapestries and shawls, the Miraj Islamic Art Centre boasted hundreds of art pieces ...  Read More

Energy Minister: UAE committed to establish its stature as global oil and gas hub

Posted on 27/01/2015: 167 views.

Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, on Monday reiterated the UAE's commitment to developing and investing in oil and gas industry to further establish its stature as a major global energy producer. In his opening remarks at the Tank Storage Middle East Conference in Abu ...  Read More

UAE airports lead Middle East in smart technology adoption

Posted on 27/01/2015: 150 views.

Robust passenger growth at UAE airports, projected at 5.6 per cent annually until 2034 by IATA, higher expectations of travellers about seamless experiences and ceaseless technological advancement are prompting Arabian Gulf airports to turn Smart. The capacity of the UAE's airports, which handled ...  Read More

GCAA to issue UAVs regulations

Posted on 27/01/2015: 125 views.

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has announced that it will issue regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within a few days to ensure aviation safety and smooth air traffic. In a statement, Director-General of GCAA, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, said that the regulatory body formed a ...  Read More

UAE flights to New York hit by snowstorms

Posted on 27/01/2015: 148 views.

Emirates and Etihad airlines flights to and from New York have been impacted by the snow storms on 26 and 27 January. The airlines have advised passengers to check the flights schedules before they head to the airport. According to a statement issued by Emirates, Flight EK202 from New York JFK to ...  Read More

DAE, Azul announce completion of Sale Leaseback Transactions

Posted on 27/01/2015: 137 views.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, and Azul Brazilian Airlines, yesterday announced that they had recently completed delivery of 5 ATR 72-600s to the airline. DAE Managing Director, Khalifa H. Al Daboos, said, "We are delighted to include AZUL as one of DAE's new clients in Latin America. We look ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports installs cutting edge terminal operating system

Posted on 27/01/2015: 130 views.

Abu Dhabi Ports is implementing a brand new terminal operating system, TOS, which will enhance the general cargo operations at the emirate's ports, significantly improving processing times and the full range of customer service offerings. The state-of-the-art port management software called "Master ...  Read More

DIFC Courts welcome London's Lord Mayor

Posted on 27/01/2015: 144 views.

The visiting Lord Mayor of the City of London and a delegation of senior British business leaders yesterday visited the DIFC Courts, Dubai's English-language commercial courts. Alderman Alan Yarrow, the 687th Lord Mayor of the City of London, is in the UAE as part of a series of visits to the ...  Read More

Dubai Smart Government's ePay generates Dh 7 billion in 2014

Posted on 27/01/2015: 138 views.

Recent statistics from Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) have revealed that its ePay system for online payment of Dubai government fees witnessed a 25 percent increase from the previous year generating approximately Dh 7 billion in 2014. The uptrend was accompanied by a 16 percent increase in ...  Read More

Experts convene in Abu Dhabi to develop a framework for conservation of Arabian Tahr

Posted on 27/01/2015: 138 views.

The National Forum for the Conservation of Arabian Tahr has begun in the capital with the participation of conservationists and Arabian tahr biologists from the UAE, Oman and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN. The two-day forum, held under the patronage of Dr. Rashid Ahmed ...  Read More

Environment and Protected Areas Authority confiscates four wolves in al-Sabkha district

Posted on 27/01/2015: 131 views.

Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah has confiscated four wolves in al-Sabkha district, Sharjah, in cooperation with the General Headquarters of Sharjah Police and Sharjah Municipality. The move comes in line with the administrative order No. 15 of year 2015, issued by H.H. ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Environment Authority announces groundwater savings goals

Posted on 27/01/2015: 197 views.

The Abu Dhabi Environment Authority (EAD) announced a strategy based on eight platforms to identify the sectors directly responsible for the depletion of groundwater resources in the emirate. The goal is to reduce consumption to 717 million cubic metres per year by 2030, instead of the current 2.7 ...  Read More

Court hears prosecution's pleading in espionage case

Posted on 27/01/2015: 132 views.

The State Security Division at the Federal Supreme Court, chaired by Judge Falah Al Hajeri, yesterday heard the public prosecution's pleading in the case against A. R. A, an Emirati accused of having contacts with a foreign country and sharing information about his work that would harm national ...  Read More

Saqr Ghobash chairs ILO meeting in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 27/01/2015: 128 views.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Arab Labour Organisation (ALO), Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour and Chairman of the ALO, has stressed the urgency to address labour market challenges and meet expectations, especially in light of the current unstable events in the Middle East. "We're very keen ...  Read More

KF team distributes winter aid to 4,500 Tunisian families

Posted on 27/01/2015: 129 views.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, has distributed winter aid over the last two days to 4,500 Tunisian families in Kebili and Gafsa Governorates, located in north-western and southern Tunisia. A KF official said the aid was provided under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh ...  Read More

Follow-Up Committee of UAE President's Initiatives approves completion of 429 houses for citizens

Posted on 27/01/2015: 134 views.

In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow-up of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives ...  Read More

1.2 million patients visit DHCC in 2014

Posted on 27/01/2015: 96 views.

A total of 1.2 million patients, indicating an elevation in medical tourism profile, visited the Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) last year compared to one million recorded in 2013, a senior official at the DHCC has said. "Our 2014 figures represent the growth we expected. We recorded our highest ...  Read More

Fatima bint Hazza greets ice skater Zahra Lari on figure skating achievement

Posted on 27/01/2015: 80 views.

Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwomen of the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports, and Head of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, has praised Emirati professional ice skater Zahra Lari for winning the first place in figure skating at the Reykjavik International Games which took place between ...  Read More