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Emirati brothers show social project initiative on the world stage

Posted on 29/09/2014: 1178 views.

Following the former US president Bill Clinton and preceding Barack Obama on the same stage is no easy task. But the Emirati brothers Mohammed and Peyman Al Awadhi managed to hold their own at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting last week. The pair of entrepreneurs, who developed the Wild Peeta Gourmet Shawarma restaurant and co-host the travel show Peeta Planet, moderated a panel in New York about how cities can become labs of innovation for economic activity and, sometimes, ...  Read More


Abu Dhabi Film Festival to host Scorsese’s Film Foundation/World Cinema's project

Posted on 29/09/2014: 478 views.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), powered by twofour54, has announced a collaboration with American film director Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation/ World Cinema Project (WCP). As part of the collaboration, two newly restored international masterworks– Sergei Parajanov's 'The Color of ...  Read More

Sharjah marks World Tourism Day

Posted on 29/09/2014: 515 views.

Sharjah turned the spotlight on its picturesque East Coast by hosting the World Tourism Day, WTD, celebrations in the port city of Khorfakkan last Wednesday, with Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority leading the enthusiastic celebrations of ...  Read More

Musical on Ibn Battuta composed for Abu Dhabi Classics

Posted on 29/09/2014: 528 views.

The adventures of the legendary 14th century Arab traveller Ibn Battuta will be put on musical notes and performed as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics, the eight months' season of classical music, which will be back this October after a two-year break. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority ...  Read More

4th edition of science festival returns to Abu Dhabi to inspire nation's youth

Posted on 29/09/2014: 540 views.

Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, and organised by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), the award winning Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) is back for ...  Read More

Arabian Wildlife Centre in Sharjah Desert Park shows diversity of Arabian fauna

Posted on 29/09/2014: 274 views.

The Arabian Wildlife Centre was established in 1999 pursuant to the vision of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, of the importance of preserving the environment and conserving nature, demonstrating the diversity of the fauna found in ...  Read More

Celebrate Eid in Dubai Parks, enjoy an array of entertainment activities

Posted on 29/09/2014: 336 views.

The public parks in Dubai have been prepared to entertain visitors during the Eid Al Adha holidays with an array of art performances and entertainment activities, according to Mohamed Abdul Rahman Al Awadi, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality. "The move is ...  Read More

U.A.E. stresses the importance of current collective action to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups

Posted on 29/09/2014: 370 views.

NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates has stressed the importance of the current collective action to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups, especially "Daesh", in both Iraq and Syria, describing the form of extremism, terrorism and fragmentation witnessed by the region and beyond to areas of ...  Read More

U.A.E. participates in Group of 77 meeting at UNGA

Posted on 29/09/2014: 263 views.

NEW YORK: Khalid Al Ghaith, Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has participated in the 38th Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China, as part of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. Al Ghaith spoke at the meeting ...  Read More

Minister of Economy discusses innovation and entrepreneurship with US business leaders

Posted on 29/09/2014: 346 views.

A U.A.E. delegation led by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has held in-depth discussions with a number of senior American business leaders during its tour of Seattle and San Francisco on the U.S. West Coast. At Seattle, the delegation visited Boeing's facilities in Everett, the ...  Read More

Sheikha Jawaher meets with Executive Director of UN Women in New York

Posted on 29/09/2014: 595 views.

H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and Honorary Patron of Sharjah Businesswomen Council, has said that women in the U.A.E. have an ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and UNESCO to implement literacy programme in Somalia

Posted on 29/09/2014: 209 views.

NAIROBI: The joint committee of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, and the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture, UNESCO, (Regional Office for Eastern Africa), have held a meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to discuss its literacy project in Somalia, ...  Read More

Dubai Cares reaffirms commitment to Universal Primary Education at 69th UN General Assembly in New York

Posted on 29/09/2014: 245 views.

A Dubai Cares delegation, led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares, joined representatives of UN aid agencies, heads of states, ministers, NGOs, policy experts, leaders of foundations, representatives of civil society organisations, academic institutions, delegates from member ...  Read More

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum rings NASDAQ Dubai bell to celebrate listing of US$500 million Emirates NBD bond

Posted on 29/09/2014: 226 views.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates NBD, yesterday rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of a US$500 million dollar conventional bond on NASDAQ Dubai. Emirates NBD, one of the region's leading banking groups, is now the largest issuer of conventional bonds ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi leads rooftop solar power revolution

Posted on 29/09/2014: 261 views.

With this week's UN Climate Summit in New York highlighting the key role of renewable energy sources in future economies, Abu Dhabi is quietly leading a solar power revolution that will see the emirate's rooftops produce high-quality and affordable renewable energy of their own. Abu Dhabi has ...  Read More

Dubai pledges to be free from noise pollution

Posted on 29/09/2014: 208 views.

Dubai Municipality is planning to take legal measures against enterprises and institutions that exceed the noise levels emitted from their activities, in accordance with Ministerial Decree No. 12 of 2006 on the protection of air pollution, a senior official at the Municipality said. "During this ...  Read More

DEWA launches 2 new 132/11 kV substations

Posted on 29/09/2014: 215 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched two 132/11kV substations in the second quarter of 2014, which are now fully operational. The new stations underline DEWA's efforts to enhance the efficiency of power transmission grids to meet the increasing demand for electricity. Saeed ...  Read More

ADSSC purifies sewage into potable water

Posted on 29/09/2014: 353 views.

The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) has 41 treatment plants that purify all of Abu Dhabi's wastewater collected through its network of 7,000km of sewer pipes, that lies 100 metres below ground, thus alleviating the need for sewage to end up in the sea. "Presently, Abu Dhabi produces 850 ...  Read More

Zayed Future Energy Prize announces 2015 finalists

Posted on 29/09/2014: 336 views.

A total of 31 finalists have been shortlisted for the 2015 edition of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world's foremost award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability. The Prize's Selection Committee met in Abu Dhabi on 16th and 17th September to discuss and evaluate 59 entries that ...  Read More

Etihad Airways rolls out first Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Posted on 29/09/2014: 324 views.

Etihad Airways and Boeing celebrated the roll out of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner at an event in Seattle, Washington overnight. The aircraft featured Etihad Airways' new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery which was unveiled in Hamburg, Germany this week. James Hogan, President and Chief Executive ...  Read More

Three-and four-star hotels in Dubai on the rise: DCTCM

Posted on 29/09/2014: 247 views.

The number of three- and four-star hotels are on the rise in Dubai, according to Issam Kazim, chief executive of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, (DCTCM), an affiliate of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Kazim was delivering the keynote speech at ...  Read More

TRA reveals more than 120,000 registrations for U.A.E. national domain

Posted on 29/09/2014: 257 views.

The U.A.E.'s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, yesterday announced that the number of registrations on the national .ae domain increased over the last six months, reaching 121,320. The U.A.E. ranks as first in the region for the number of registrations within the nation's respective ...  Read More

New insurance product allows U.A.E. residents to protect their smartphones and tablets for the first time

Posted on 29/09/2014: 256 views.

FGB is launching a new insurance service for U.A.E. residents, which offers a year-long protection plan for their smartphones and tablets. Gadget Protect provides coverage for a range of circumstances which would not be covered by most extended warranties, such as theft and accidental damage, and ...  Read More

Emirates Identity goes green, sustainability to the forefront

Posted on 29/09/2014: 227 views.

The headquarters of Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) will be completed by end-September in Khalifa City A and will become the first building in Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to implement new green technologies, Emirates 24|7 can reveal. "The construction of our headquarters is ...  Read More

Dubai Police help foil largest hashish smuggling attempt

Posted on 29/09/2014: 264 views.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police, yesterday at a press conference held at the General Headquarters of Dubai Police, unveiled the details of its Reverse Current Operation, through which Dubai Police provided intelligence that effectively contributed to ...  Read More

FSC hears witnesses on Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade, adjourns the case to Sept. 30

Posted on 29/09/2014: 801 views.

The Federal Supreme Court, FSC, presided over by Judge Mohammed Al Jarrah Al Tinaiji, yesterday heard the statements of four witnesses in the case of those accused of joining al-Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade. The Court decided to adjourn the case to 30th September, to continue to hear the ...  Read More

MoL: 5000 workers return to work in Dubai after agreement with employer

Posted on 29/09/2014: 286 views.

Some 5,000 construction workers on Sunday returned to their work at a construction site in Dubai after the officials of the contracting company they work for agreed to improve their work environment through providing fridges for drinking water and food meals and increasing the number of toilets, ...  Read More

Afra Al Suwaidi sets sights on FEI title in Bratislava

Posted on 29/09/2014: 232 views.

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA: Female Emirati horse rider Afra Khalifa Al Suwaidi hopes to bolster what has been a fine season by giving a good account of herself in the FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses 2014 at Samorin, Slovakia on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansour ...  Read More