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U.A.E. made historic human development gains, says UNDP report

Posted on 25/07/2014: 271 views.

TOKYO: Human development is improving in Arab states, with some countries such as the U.A.E. showing very high development, the 2014 Human Development Report, which was released by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in Tokyo yesterday, said. The findings also stated that there are wide variations between countries. The report, entitled: Sustaining Human Progress - Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, provides a human development perspective on vulnerability and ...  Read More


U.A.E. condemns continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza

Posted on 25/07/2014: 348 views.

GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates condemned the continuous Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip, which killed more than 650 civilians, wounded 4,000 people, mostly women and children, left many homeless and damaged properties. 'The continuous of Israeli attacks on the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid orders giant cargo planes to support Gaza air bridge

Posted on 25/07/2014: 300 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, ordered another Boeing 747 cargo aircraft to be put under the disposal of Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC) until Sunday, as death toll of Palestinians in Gaza ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Zayed: Khalifa maintains U.A.E.'s humanitarianism as core value on path to progress

Posted on 25/07/2014: 308 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, has spoken out about the U.A.E.'s numerous achievements across the spectrum, including the Western Region's vision and its accomplishments. In an interview given to Nation Shield, the official Journal of the ...  Read More

Emirates opens dedicated lounge at Glasgow Airport

Posted on 25/07/2014: 254 views.

GLASGOW: Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline's President, Sir Tim Clark. Emirates is the first international airline to open a dedicated lounge at Glasgow Airport and marks the airline 10th ...  Read More

Dubai International passenger numbers up 6.2% during H1

Posted on 25/07/2014: 120 views.

Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2% from the same period last year despite a runway refurbishment programme that reduced the airport to a one-runway operation and cut flights by over 26% during May and June. Dubai Airports yesterday ...  Read More

DP World reports 9.3 per cent in H1 of 2014

Posted on 25/07/2014: 239 views.

DP World Limited handled 29.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first half of 2014, with gross container volumes growing by 9.3 per cent on a like-for-like basis. On a reported basis gross volumes grew by 10.7 per cent with new ...  Read More

Emirates NBD announces H1 2014 results

Posted on 25/07/2014: 157 views.

Emirates NBD has delivered an impressive set of financial results with net profit up 30% year on year to Dh2.35 billion. The strong operating performance for the first half of 2014 was helped by solid revenue growth in both Retail Banking and Wealth Management and its Islamic Banking subsidiary, ...  Read More

Finance House net profit increases to Dh61.2 million in H1 2014

Posted on 25/07/2014: 126 views.

Finance House PJSC has registered a robust consolidated net-profit of Dh61.2 million for the six months ended 30th June 2014, marking an increase of 8.3% compared to Dh56.5 million in the corresponding period of the previous year. Net Fee and Commission Income grew by 75% to reach Dh35.8 million ...  Read More

du's Q2 2014 revenues exceed Dh3 billion

Posted on 25/07/2014: 129 views.

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC, du, yesterday announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014, which the company said demonstrated robust growth. The company said that its revenues grew to Dh3.02 billion so far this year, a 13.7% increase against Q2 2013's Dh2.66 ...  Read More

Masdar Institute’s Summer Research Internships help develop U.A.E. nationals in science and technology

Posted on 25/07/2014: 131 views.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology yesterday announced that its summer research internship programmes for undergraduate students is working to contribute to Abu Dhabi's human capital development. The summer research internship programme is targeted at talented U.A.E. national undergraduates ...  Read More

International preview of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection closes at Louvre, Paris

Posted on 25/07/2014: 119 views.

An exhibition of more than one hundred and sixty of the finest masterpieces from Louvre Abu Dhabi's permanent collection, on show at the Louvre in Paris, is drawing to a close, having welcomed more than 122,500 people from around the world to date. The exhibition, "Birth of a Museum", was ...  Read More

Ring Tailed Lemurs make their debut at Al Ain Zoo

Posted on 25/07/2014: 116 views.

Al Ain Zoo recently welcomed a family of Lemurs, in collaboration with Al Bustan Zoological Centre in Sharjah. The family of five are the first of their kind at the zoo. These animals, native only to Madagascar, are classified as 'Endangered' on the International Union for Conservation of Nature ...  Read More