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UAE pavilion in Expo Milan welcomes half-millionth visitor

Posted on 28/07/2015: 454 views.

MILAN: The UAE pavilion in Expo Milan has so far attracted more than half a million visitors since it opened in May. Abdullah Mohammed Al Aidarous, Deputy Commissioner-General of the UAE pavilion, said that the pavilion, which is organised and supervised by the National Media Council, attracts between 7,000-8,000 visitors daily who come to experience its various offerings which include presentations, short films, and cultural events on the UAE surrounding the theme, 'Feeding the planet, energy ...  Read More


Aquaventure at Atlantis, Palm, voted best waterpark in Middle East

Posted on 28/07/2015: 345 views.

With school holidays' in mid flow, families can experience one of the top waterpark attractions in the world, without even having to leave the UAE. Aquaventure at Atlantis, the Palm has been voted the best waterpark in the Middle East and the fifth best in the world, in the TripAdvisor Travellers' ...  Read More

Capital gets more visitors after Fast and Furious 7

Posted on 28/07/2015: 337 views.

There has been a 34 per cent increase in guests from the United States visiting Abu Dhabi during the first four months of this year, according to the Tourism and Cultural Authority, said Noura Al Kaabi, CEO, twofour54. Greater destination awareness following Hollywood films like Fast and Furious 7 ...  Read More

Sultan Al Jaber: UAE continues its support for Egypt

Posted on 28/07/2015: 354 views.

CAIRO: Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Head of the UAE/Egypt Liaison Office, has said that the UAE s support for Egypt is firmly rooted in the conviction that Egypt s stability and prosperity is stability and prosperity for the region and the world. In an interview with ...  Read More

Gargash hails women's participation in FNC elections

Posted on 28/07/2015: 361 views.

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Federal National Council Affairs and Chairman of the National Election Committee (NEC), has said the participation of Emirati women in the 14th and 15th legislative chapters was very positive, as they constitute 22.2 ...  Read More

UAE makes great strides towards gender equality

Posted on 28/07/2015: 335 views.

Providing sufficient job opportunities, having a role model as well as proper parental upbringing top Emirati women's aspirations for the forthcoming Federal National Council (FNC) elections. Speaking on the sidelines of a lecture by Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and FNC ...  Read More

UAE takes part in meetings of senior Arab officials on weapons issues

Posted on 28/07/2015: 341 views.

CAIRO: The UAE is currently participating in the meetings of the Committee of Senior Arab officials concerned with nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, which kicked off yesterday, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League. The meetings are headed by Jordan ...  Read More

UAE delegation visits Syrian refugees camp in Jordan's Mrejib Al Fhood

Posted on 28/07/2015: 329 views.

MREJIB AL FHOOD: A UAE delegation yesterday visited the Emirati camp for the Syrian refugees in Mrejb Al Fhood, east of Jordan's Al Zarqa province. The delegation included Musabah Saeed Al Ketbi, member of the Federal National council and of the Arab Parliament and Mohammed Salem bin Dhuwain Al ...  Read More

Egyptian Tourism Authority launches first regional office in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/07/2015: 320 views.

The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) has announced the official launch of its new office in Abu Dhabi, which commenced operations early this month. The opening marks the establishment of ETA's first office in the region, which was initially announced by Egyptian Tourism Minister, Khaled Ramy, ...  Read More

Ministry of Economy updates UAE 2014 Trade Statistics App as part of smart data services drive

Posted on 28/07/2015: 339 views.

The Ministry of Economy yesterday announced it has updated the UAE trade figures app up to the end of 2014, as part of its renewed focus on providing smart data services to residents and citizens of the country. The trade statistics application can be found on the ministry's official website ...  Read More

New UAE fuel prices to be announced on Tuesday

Posted on 28/07/2015: 299 views.

The UAE Ministry of Energy will announce new fuel prices for the month of August on Tuesday afternoon, the first such announcement under the UAE's new fuel pricing scheme. Petrol prices are expected to go up slightly and diesel prices to go down because of the decision, but analysts were hesitant ...  Read More

Dubai Trade records impressive growth in first half of 2015

Posted on 28/07/2015: 189 views.

In line with the rapid growth of Dubai's economy, recent statistics released by Dubai Trade, the online gateway for trade and logistics services in Dubai, show promising growth figures in the first half of 2015, as compared to the same period last year. The first half of 2015 witnessed 12.5 percent ...  Read More

DFM Company posts net profit of Dh 200 million during the first half of 2015

Posted on 28/07/2015: 230 views.

Dubai Financial Market Company (PJSC) yesterday announced its financial results for the first half of the year ending 30 June 2015, recording a net profit of Dh 200 million, compared to Dh 467.6 million during the corresponding period of 2014, a 57% decrease. The net profit of the second quarter ...  Read More

RAKBank's earnings up 2.2% in H1

Posted on 28/07/2015: 166 views.

The National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah or RAKBank's consolidated net profit rose 2.2 per cent year-on-year to Dh716.2 million in the half-year ended June 30, 2015, on stronger interest and non-interest revenues. The lender's total income grew by 12.2 per cent year-on-year to Dh1.9 billion at the end ...  Read More

Yahsat signs new service partnership with Clicksat in Pakistan

Posted on 28/07/2015: 202 views.

ABU DHABI, 28th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, yesterday announced that it has signed an agreement with new service partner Clicksat to distribute its internet broadband service, YahClick, to users across Pakistan. The partnership signing follows the official ...  Read More

Emirates to fly double daily to Lisbon from 1st January

Posted on 28/07/2015: 202 views.

In response to strong demand, Emirates has confirmed it will start operating a second daily service to Lisbon, Portugal from 1st January 2016. Timed to maximise a wave of new global connections to Lisbon, the second daily flight will offer travellers a convenient afternoon flight from Dubai to ...  Read More

Nakheel reports Dh2.83 billion net profit for H1, 2015

Posted on 28/07/2015: 199 views.

Nakheel, yesterday announced a net profit of Dh 2.83 billion for the first six months of 2015; an increase of nearly Dh1 billion – or 53 per cent, compared to the H1, 2014 profit of Dh1.85 billion. The company said in a press that sharp increase is mainly due to continued strong performance by ...  Read More

du wins Bronze Lion for creativity

Posted on 28/07/2015: 196 views.

du garnered a Bronze Lion in the Film Craft category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. This is the world's biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry. Last year, du earned the UAE's first-ever Gold Lion at the ...  Read More

Street Route numbers are there to make navigation 'simpler' and 'easier to remember in Abu Dhabi Island: ADM

Posted on 28/07/2015: 189 views.

Abu Dhabi Municipality has said that Street Route numbers will positively impact and greatly ease the process of finding any location that one may desire through the creation of a smart underground system aimed at making travel simpler and more convenient for the city's residents and visitors ...  Read More

Hania DA wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup IV in Netherlands

Posted on 28/07/2015: 200 views.

DUINDIGT, NETHERLANDS: Promising three-year-old filly Hania DA won the H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival's Wathba Stud farm Cup IV held at the Draf-en Renbaan Duindigt on Sunday. Sunday's race was the fourth of the five Wathba Stud Farm Cup races ...  Read More

Veterinary Laboratory of ADFCA becomes first globally accredited lab to detect Corona virus in camels

Posted on 28/07/2015: 193 views.

The Veterinary Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has obtained accreditation in examinations detecting corona virus in camels by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to become the first laboratory globally accredited for detecting Corona virus according to ISO ...  Read More

Musical inspired by Sheikh Mohammed’s poems to premiere next year

Posted on 28/07/2015: 197 views.

A musical inspired by the poems of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will have its premiere in January 2016. The Brand Dubai, the innovation arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, yesterday announced that it ...  Read More

Electric run to take place in Dubai this year

Posted on 28/07/2015: 173 views.

Daman's ActiveLife Electric Run is set to make its UAE debut in Dubai on November 6. Set to become a UAE favourite, the run is a celebration of health and happiness where participants can run or walk their way through a kaleidoscope of neon lights and energetic beats. Electric runners will also ...  Read More