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Mohammed bin Rashid leads ‘Lets Walk’ march in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 01/04/2015: 128 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, led the ‘Let's Walk' march on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, organised by the ‘Healthy Children 2021' campaign, an initiative of the National Programme for Government Communication, ...  Read More


Abu Dhabi in fast lane with Furious 7 release

Posted on 01/04/2015: 132 views.

With the release of Furious 7 this weekend, and the glowing praise it has been receiving from critics, there's no doubt that the buzz surrounding Abu Dhabi's featured spotlight in the film has reached fever pitch in recent weeks, said a report published by Khaleej Times daily. It's a big deal when ...  Read More

The Hunger Games joins Motiongate Dubai theme park line-up

Posted on 01/04/2015: 139 views.

Hawk-eyed Katniss Everdeen and her evil nemesis President Snow are set to become Dubai's newest residents after a deal to create a theme park inspired by the billion-dollar grossing film franchise. The operator Dubai Parks and Resorts said on Tuesday it is partnering the Canadian-American ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed emphasises importance of completing Museum of the Future on schedule

Posted on 01/04/2015: 132 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Museum of the Future, has issued directives for quick implementation of the work plan for the museum as per schedule since it plays an ...  Read More

UAE pledges Dh367m for humanitarian assistance in Syria through UAE humanitarian agencies

Posted on 01/04/2015: 137 views.

KUWAIT: The UAE has announced that it will provide an additional Dh367 million(US$100 million) in aid to support humanitarian relief in response to the crisis in Syria. The announcement was made yesterday by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development ...  Read More

UAE remains dedicated to covering health needs of Syrian population affected by crisis

Posted on 01/04/2015: 108 views.

The UAE is dedicated to fulfilling the financial gap in the health sector of the Syrian refugee population in order to meet their basic humanitarian and health needs, which are increasing severely on a daily basis. The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, said in a report it ...  Read More

UAE Ambassador to Cyprus present credentials to President of Cyprus

Posted on 01/04/2015: 97 views.

LARNACA: Abdulwahab Nasser Al Najjar, Ambassador of the UAE to Cyprus, yesterday presented his credentials to President Nicos Anastasiades Cyprus. During the meeting, Al Najjar conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and ...  Read More

ECSSR's 20th Annual Conference launches to discuss Middle East, shifting roles, interests and alliances

Posted on 01/04/2015: 99 views.

Under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and President of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), the ECSSR yesterday inaugurated its 20th Annual Conference entitled, ...  Read More

IAEA experts find effective UAE progress made towards preparing for a Nuclear Power Plant Emergency

Posted on 01/04/2015: 99 views.

The United Arab Emirates is establishing effective nuclear emergency management arrangements that build upon the nation's existing emergency response system, according to a team of international safety experts, that yesterday completed an 11-day review of the UAE's planning efforts. At the UAE's ...  Read More

DME reaches significant new milestone of 8 billion barrels traded

Posted on 01/04/2015: 98 views.

DME announced yesterday that it has now reached the 8 billion barrel mark, with a total of 8 million contracts (eqv. 8 billion barrels) traded on the exchange. The increased interest in DME's value proposition driven by new members from Asia and their participation has contributed to the Exchange's ...  Read More

Etihad Airways celebrates arrival of inaugural Alitalia flights from Venice and Milan to Abu Dhabi

Posted on 01/04/2015: 110 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, joined celebrations at Abu Dhabi International Airport yesterday to welcome the arrival of its equity and codeshare partner Alitalia's inaugural flights from Venice and Milan to the UAE capital. A traditional water cannon salute was ...  Read More

Etisalat and LG collaborate to bring LG G FLEX2 to the UAE

Posted on 01/04/2015: 110 views.

Hot on the tail of its global unveiling at CES 2015, the LG G Flex2 is rolling out in the UAE on 1st of April 2015, thanks to Etisalat and LG Electronics pairing up to make it available to its customers. The partnership between Etisalat, the UAE's leading telecommunication operator and LG, a global ...  Read More

UAE’s food imports to rise to US$400b in 10 years

Posted on 01/04/2015: 111 views.

The UAE's food imports are expected to rise from US$100 billion (Dh367 billion) in 2014 to US$400 billion in the coming ten years, Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, told Gulf News on the sidelines of a ministerial round-table at the Annual Investment Meeting 2015 on Tuesday. The UAE ...  Read More

Canal project flowing smoothly

Posted on 01/04/2015: 107 views.

The Dubai Water Canal project is progressing on schedule, an official said at a government services expo where a huge model of the canal is on show. Scheduled for completion in mid-2016, the canal will run 3.2km from Business Bay and empty into the sea in Jumeirah. The Dh2 billion project will cut ...  Read More

Masdar Institute ensuring safety of crops grown with treated waste water in UAE

Posted on 01/04/2015: 113 views.

Desalination was the first major technological innovation that allowed the UAE to overcome its freshwater resource scarcity to achieve greater quality of life. The next innovative breakthrough that will dynamically improve the UAE's water security will be in the form of wastewater treatment, says a ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi’s first solar-powered car on display at Yas Mall

Posted on 01/04/2015: 96 views.

The first solar car produced in Abu Dhabi will be displayed at Yas Mall starting from Wednesday. The idea behind the solar car came about in 2013 at the World Future Energy Summit, with Tokai University displaying its own solar car, the ‘Tokai Challenger 2011'. Inspired by the idea, His Highness ...  Read More

DoT Abu Dhabi launches its new automated payment system with "Hafilat" smart cards

Posted on 01/04/2015: 108 views.

In its continuous pursuit to develop and improve public bus service in terms of accessibility and sustainability, the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, DoT Abu Dhabi, announced yesterday the launch of its new automated payment system with "Hafilat" smart cards that are designed to pay public ...  Read More

ADP urges motorists to follow traffic guidelines during fog

Posted on 01/04/2015: 101 views.

One person sustained minor injuries following a 15-car pile-up on the Abu Dhabi – Dubai road towards Al Samha on Monday morning. The injured citizen was treated at the scene of the accident, which resulted from low horizontal visibility due to fog in various areas of the road. Colonel Mohammed ...  Read More

SKMC, ADMAF unveil "Wall of Roses" student mural

Posted on 01/04/2015: 99 views.

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, SKMC, managed by the Cleveland Clinic, will be showcasing the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, ADMAF, Wall of Roses student mural, unveiled yesterday at the hospital. The mural was created in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Art Hub with 400 school children aged 12 to ...  Read More

Talented Emirati musicians perform for patients across the UAE to aid their recovery

Posted on 01/04/2015: 113 views.

The Abu Dhabi Festival, in association with Mubadala, has brought the popular ‘Music in Hospitals' initiative to healthcare facilities across the UAE for the sixth year running as part of its 2015 community and education programme. Designed to enrich the lives of patients and provide an opportunity ...  Read More

Another ancient Sharjah site found by archaeologists

Posted on 01/04/2015: 100 views.

Stone axes, scrapers and awls thought to date back hundreds of thousands of years have been unearthed at a newly discovered archaeological site in Al Dhaid. A team of archaeologists from the Department of Antiquities and Tubingen University in Germany found a large quantity of stone tools at the ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi takes Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 lead as fleet rounds treacherous Cape Horn coast

Posted on 01/04/2015: 101 views.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ador) has moved into first place during the Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg as the remaining fleet round the treacherous Cape Horn coast. "The Horn”, as it is most commonly known, is located on Hornos Island — a remote and rocky outcrop in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago — ...  Read More