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Mohammed bin Rashid witnesses the launch of strategic plans of UAE Space Agency

Posted on 26/05/2015: 460 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday witnessed the launch of the Strategic Plan for the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was joined by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ...  Read More


Yahsat and Orbital ATK sign MoU to create Master’s Degree Program in Space Systems and Technology

Posted on 26/05/2015: 314 views.

Yahsat, wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and Orbital ATK yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to announce the joint creation of the first Master's level advanced studies space program in the Gulf Cooperation ...  Read More

UAE's hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai will be a success: EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs, Fisheries

Posted on 26/05/2015: 353 views.

European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said that hosting Expo 2020 Dubai will be a test for the UAE which has the success factors and masters the ability to host global events based on its participation in previous editions of Expo. In a statement ...  Read More

FNC issues statement on 34th anniversary of GCC

Posted on 26/05/2015: 385 views.

Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), has said that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the launch-pad of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States, 34 years ago, has been and will remain at the forefront to develop and ...  Read More

Al Murr calls for effective partnership with non-profit organisations

Posted on 26/05/2015: 320 views.

Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), has confirmed that the forum, titled, "Towards a strategic partnership with non-profit organisations," which is the first of its kind to be held in the UAE, aims to develop new prospects for developing and activating the role of ...  Read More

UAE Ministry of Environment collaborates with partners to inaugurate UAE Air Quality Network

Posted on 26/05/2015: 186 views.

Following the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ministry of Environment and Water has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, the Environment ...  Read More

REmap report findings 2030 highlight economic opportunities for UAE

Posted on 26/05/2015: 196 views.

REmap report 2030, issued by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in cooperation with both Masdar and the Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has revealed that the pricing of solar energy in the UAE has become equivalent to the pricing of ...  Read More

Marsa Matrouh governor urges more Emirati investments in Egypt's coastal governorate

Posted on 26/05/2015: 179 views.

Maj Gen Alaa Abu Zeid, Governor of Matruh on Monday urged Emirati companies to pump more investments into Egypt's north western coastal governorate to benefit from its economic potential and natural resources. The Egyptian official was speaking at a press conference in Dubai to promote an economic ...  Read More

Etihad Airways wins three Middle East procurement awards

Posted on 26/05/2015: 164 views.

Etihad Airways' Procurement and Supply Management department has received three prestigious awards from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, CIPS, during the Middle East Awards ceremony which was held on May 11th at the InterContinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The department was ...  Read More

Emirates Aviation University and Airways New Zealand launch ATC training centre in Dubai

Posted on 26/05/2015: 170 views.

Emirates Aviation University partnered yesterday with Airways New Zealand to launch a dedicated air traffic control training centre at the new university campus in Dubai Academic City. Starting late May, Airways New Zealand's air navigation services provider, will deliver air traffic control ...  Read More

Central Bank: Money Supply aggregate M1 increased by 0.8%

Posted on 26/05/2015: 158 views.

The Central Bank of UAE has announced that the Money Supply aggregate M1 increased by 0.8 percent from Dh 470 billion at the end of March to Dh 473.6 billion at the end of April 2015. However, the Money Supply aggregate M2 decreased by 0.8 %, from Dh 1,191.9 billion at the end of March to Dh 1,182 ...  Read More

DFM plans to implement enhanced pre-closing and trading at last sessions

Posted on 26/05/2015: 150 views.

Dubai Financial Market, DFM, yesterday announced that it plans to implement an enhanced Pre-closing session arrangement as well as Trading At Last session, TAL, as of June 4th. The reshaped Pre-closing session will provide a defined structure, organising processes of order input, order cancellation ...  Read More

MoF signs MoU with Emirates Post Group to sell and recharge e-Dirham cards

Posted on 26/05/2015: 170 views.

The Ministry of Finance, MoF, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Emirates Post Group, EPG, for customers to easily charge and recharge their e-Dirham cards. The e-Dirham cards are provided across all 115 Emirates Post Group branches within the UAE. The MoU was signed at the ...  Read More

Drydocks World wins award for innovative solutions

Posted on 26/05/2015: 155 views.

Drydocks World and Maritime World have received the Innovative solution Award at the International Business Excellence Awards ceremony, for constructing the subsea oil storage tank, "Solan". Drydocks World began working on the project in 2013 and delivered on target in 2014. Solan accommodates more ...  Read More

DEWA progresses with Dh65 million water transmission project

Posted on 26/05/2015: 186 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced significant progress on its project to increase the efficiency and reliability of water transmission networks in different parts of Dubai. The project will provide an infrastructure capable of meeting all the requirements of future ...  Read More

Emirates Global Aluminium to spend US$5bn boosting capacity

Posted on 26/05/2015: 155 views.

State-owned Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) is spending US$5.2 billion to boost capacity at its smelter in Dubai and build an alumina refinery in Abu Dhabi, a company executive said yesterday. EGA, the world's fifth-largest aluminium producer, was formed last year with the merger of Abu Dhabi's ...  Read More

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City celebrates 15 years of excellence

Posted on 26/05/2015: 161 views.

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, SKMC, which celebrates 15 years of excellence this year, recorded another milestone year in 2014, as it delivers its unique patients-first approach to healthcare to the UAE. The Abu Dhabi-based flagship hospital recorded more than 106,000 emergency room visits, 223,000 ...  Read More

ADEC’s ICT sector completes five year strategic plan

Posted on 26/05/2015: 143 views.

Abu Dhabi Education Council's (ADEC's) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, celebrated the completion of its five-year strategy plan, with the implementation of 47 different projects and strategic initiatives that all help cater to teaching and learning requirements necessary for ...  Read More

Al Maktoum Charity, UNESCO's East Africa Office discuss plans to launch illiteracy eradication project in Somalia

Posted on 26/05/2015: 188 views.

NAIROBI: A delegation from Al Maktoum Charity Foundation on a visit to Kenya has met with representatives of UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi to discuss the possibility of implementing a project to eradicate illiteracy in Somalia. Mohammed Obeid Al Ghanem, Secretary-General of ...  Read More

Ministry of Interior reviews best US practices to combat drugs

Posted on 26/05/2015: 180 views.

A delegation from the Ministry of Interior, MoI, has met with representatives from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, to review the most up-to-date developments and information regarding the best practices in the fight against drugs. The meeting took place at DEA's headquarters in the US ...  Read More

Security Support Department participates in the daily operations of LAPD

Posted on 26/05/2015: 197 views.

The Security Support Department at Abu Dhabi Police has participated in a series of daily operations of the Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD, on the streets of Los Angeles. Captain Mohammed Ibrahim Al Balas, Operations Planning Branch Manager at the Security Support Department, explained that ...  Read More

998 number re-activated for National Ambulance in northern regions

Posted on 26/05/2015: 169 views.

On orders from H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the Under- Secretary Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far has directed the reactivation of the dedicated 998 emergency number for National Ambulance. As of yesterday, all calls from the northern ...  Read More

UAE Federal Supreme Court sentences Arab national for perpetrating hostile act against a foreign state

Posted on 26/05/2015: 172 views.

The State Security Division at the Federal Supreme Court, presided over by Judge Al Hajiri, on Monday sentenced M.Kh.M., a national of an Arab country, to five years in prison for perpetrating a hostile act against a foreign state and other charges. The court ordered that he be deported after ...  Read More

Third edition of Dubai Food Festival to kick off in February 2016

Posted on 26/05/2015: 158 views.

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), has announced that the 3rd edition of its popular Dubai Food Festival (DFF), which will run from 25th February to12th March 2016, with the annual citywide culinary celebration ...  Read More

UAE Healthy Kidney 10K ready to run in New York City

Posted on 26/05/2015: 292 views.

Thousands of runners are expected to flock to New York City's famous Central Park on May 30th to participate in the 11th edition of the annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K run, to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi to launch ambitious golf tourism promotional push

Posted on 26/05/2015: 177 views.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, is teeing up an ambitious golf tourism drive to strengthen the UAE capital's standing as a world-class golfing destination by targeting expanding golf markets in Europe, China, India and across the GCC as well as the UAE. Pitching the ...  Read More

Red Bull ‘Flugtag’ flight event returns to Dubai in November

Posted on 26/05/2015: 178 views.

Red Bull is accepting applications for its human-powered flying competition, Flugtag, which returns to Dubai on November 20 following a nine-year gap. Flugtag, which means "flying day” in German, has taken place more than 100 times around the world since its 1992 inception in Vienna. The event ...  Read More