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Theme parks in Dubai are set to generate close to US$5 billion by 2020

Posted on 29/06/2015: 346 views.

Theme parks in Dubai are set to generate close to US$5 billion by 2020 as the country aims to welcome close to 25 million tourists during that phase, according to organisers of Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure show (DEAL Show), the largest platform for the theme parks and amusement industry in the Middle East and Africa region. 'Theme park industry is scaling the growth trajectory in the UAE,' said Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman, IEC and organiser of the DEAL Show. He further stated ...  Read More


Innovative Masdar Institute and MIT Research targets UAE Cyber Infrastructure Security Challenges

Posted on 29/06/2015: 510 views.

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has recently launched a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to advance cyber security research in the UAE. The ultimate objective of the study is to ensure better cyber security on critical infrastructure sites in the UAE ...  Read More

Al Maktoum International celebrates its fifth anniversary

Posted on 29/06/2015: 321 views.

Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday having firmly established itself among the top 20 busiest international cargo hubs and a growing reputation as an efficient and convenient passenger airport. When DWC opened on 27 June 2010, Dubai ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Airports begins its annual ‘Beat the Heat’ campaign

Posted on 29/06/2015: 299 views.

Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its ‘Beat the Heat' summer heat awareness campaign for 2015, spanning the 4 months from June to September, aimed at presenting a comprehensive set of informative guidelines and training sessions on how to safely manage the high temperatures expected during the ...  Read More

Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Nagoya to begin Pacific crossing

Posted on 29/06/2015: 322 views.

The team behind Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane trying to circumnavigate the world, breathed a sigh of relief on Monday night after the aircraft took to the skies, bound for Hawaii. On June 1, while trying to fly across the Pacific from Nanjing in China to Hawaii, co-pilot Andre Borschberg ...  Read More

GAC, Guinea sign four agreements on infrastructure development projects in the region of Boke

Posted on 29/06/2015: 175 views.

Guinea Alumina Corporation SA (GAC), a mining development company wholly owned by Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA), signed a series of four agreements in Paris, France, with the Government of the Republic of Guinea (GoG) – the latter represented by the Ministry of Mines and Geology and the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Zayed fund spent over US$1.5 million on endangered species

Posted on 29/06/2015: 173 views.

The Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MZSCF) has spent more than US$1.5million last year, saving threatened, endangered or nearly extinct species around the world. Established by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of ...  Read More

Marawah marine biosphere reserve is protected and preserved

Posted on 29/06/2015: 157 views.

MIRFA: On most days, the few wooden cabins that line the white sandy beach of Salaha island – one of dozens that make up the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve – are empty. The last permanent resident, an old woman, moved to Mirfa on the mainland three years ago. But on weekends the island comes to ...  Read More

DWTC to host 28 new trade events in 2015

Posted on 29/06/2015: 189 views.

Dubai World Trade Centre will host more than 28 new commercial events in 2015. The events include international conferences and global meetings, as well as commercial exhibitions in various economic sectors like health care, arts, jewellery, engineering, air traffic control and information ...  Read More

UAE ideal for digital businesses: Cisco

Posted on 29/06/2015: 172 views.

The growing demand for mobile devices, video, and social networking is set to drive the number of Internet users in the Middle East and Africa to 425 million by 2019, accounting for 27 per cent of the regional population, Cisco said on Sunday. In Middle East and Africa, IP traffic will grow ...  Read More

Empower Command Control Centre goes live

Posted on 29/06/2015: 168 views.

Empower, the world's largest district cooling services provider, has announced that its state-of-the-art, world-class Command Control Centre (CCC) has started monitoring the activities of 26 of its 62 plants, through an advanced, high-performance smart network. The new centre has capacity to serve ...  Read More

RTA, UAE Exchange sign agreement on Dubai Metro Stations Naming Rights project

Posted on 29/06/2015: 168 views.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has inked an agreement with UAE Exchange, whereby the latter has joined the Dubai Metro Stations Naming Rights project, and is now entitled to rebrand the Jebel Ali Metro Station on the Red Line. The company has, as a result, become an integral part of ...  Read More

GCC members to unify metrology, standardisation systems

Posted on 29/06/2015: 159 views.

The head of the Emirates Authority For Standardisation & Metrology, Esma, said that members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are planning to introduce unified metrology and standardisation systems in a bid to receive international recognition for their services, help in removing barriers to ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed presides over meeting of Emirates Foundation's Board of Directors

Posted on 29/06/2015: 171 views.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, presided over the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of Emirates Foundation. The meeting was attended by Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohamed Al Nahyan, Board Member of the Emirates Foundation, Sheikh Sultan ...  Read More

Ten thousand Afghans to benefit from Khalifa Foundation's Ramadan programme

Posted on 29/06/2015: 163 views.

KABUL: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Kabul, has implemented its Iftar Project in the Afghani capital under the supervision of the Standing Committee for Humanitarian and Development Aid in Afghanistan. The foundation will continue to provide ...  Read More

UAE Embassy in Tanzania oversees Iftar project

Posted on 29/06/2015: 208 views.

DODOMA: The UAE Embassy in Tanzania is overseeing the Iftar project being implemented by Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, along with the distribution of 100 tons of dates and Ramadan packages to help the underprivileged during the fasting month of Ramadan. The UAE Embassy is implementing the annual ERC ...  Read More

34 contestants sit for Dubai Int’l Holy Quran Award finals

Posted on 29/06/2015: 153 views.

As many as 34 contestants have so far sat for the final examinations of the international Quran competition - the main branch of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), which started at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the night of June 24. The seven contestants examined on ...  Read More