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Dubai Frame to be ready in second half of 2015

Posted on 17/12/2014: 362 views.

The Dubai Frame project — shaped like a giant window frame — is 35 per cent complete and is expected to be ready in the second half of 2015, Dubai Municipality said on Tuesday. The oversized rectangle will serve as a 150 metre by 93-metre frame of a view of modern Dubai on one side and the older city on the other. There will also be a viewing gallery on the top offering panoramic views. An elevator made of glass will offer unblocked views as visitors travel up and down the sides of the ...  Read More

Sector park to be built in Hatta

Posted on 17/12/2014: 470 views.

Dubai Municipality has approved the setting up of the first sector park in Hatta at an estimated cost of Dh15 million to add a distinct facility to the UAE's rich heritage and an outlet for people in Hatta. The park, located near Hatta rocky mountains, will provide a charming view offering visitors ...  Read More

UAE economy is projected to grow 4.5% in 2014: Al Mansouri

Posted on 17/12/2014: 459 views.

The UAE economy is expected to grow at an average of 4.5 percent in 2014 and that oil contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to be around 30 percent, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, said on Tuesday. He stated that most of the economic growth was primarily ...  Read More

UAE Economic Outlook forum highlights prospects and march towards knowledge economy

Posted on 17/12/2014: 510 views.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the second annual UAE Economic Outlook 2015 forum, opened yesterday in Dubai to analyse the economic outlook for the UAE in light of the global economic ...  Read More

Emirates expects record number of travellers this week

Posted on 17/12/2014: 451 views.

Emirates has said that it expects this week to be its busiest of 2014, as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season. Over 80,000 people are due to travel on 19th December with Emirates on over 240 flights, according to the airline's latest booking figures. This represents an increase of ...  Read More

Emirates releases annual environment report

Posted on 17/12/2014: 216 views.

Emirates Group said on Monday its airlines fleet is 14.5 per cent more fuel efficient than the International Air Transport Association (IATA) average. The Group released its fourth annual Environmental Reporter on Monday. The report, audited by PWC, covers environmental data from across the Group ...  Read More

Empire Aviation Group inducts new Embraer Legacy 650 business jet in Oman

Posted on 17/12/2014: 242 views.

Empire Aviation Group, EAG, the Dubai-based private aviation services company, has inducted a new Embraer Legacy 650 business jet into its managed fleet based in Oman. The Legacy 650 is for an existing owner and will be managed for private use only from Oman, where EAG manages three business ...  Read More

DGCX Gold Futures climb 22 percent in November

Posted on 17/12/2014: 195 views.

November volumes on the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, grew 19 percent from the same period last year, trading 981,925 contracts, valued at US$28.5 billion. DGCX's flagship contract, Gold Futures, traded 46,066 contracts in November, recording a significant growth of 22 percent ...  Read More

UAE supports Tangier-Mediterranean Port in Morocco

Posted on 17/12/2014: 241 views.

TANGIER: A delegation representing the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has been briefed on plans to complete the second phase of the Tangier-Mediterranean Port in the Kingdom of Morocco. ADFD funded the first phase with a development loan of Dh734.6 million, along with a government grant ...  Read More

DP WORLD wins Best Company for Investor Relations in The Middle East

Posted on 17/12/2014: 226 views.

DP World has won four awards at the 6th Annual IR Conference and Awards Ceremony in Dubai, including the Best Company for Investor Relations, Middle East, following a global survey of financial industry stakeholders. Organised by The Middle East Investor Relations Society, ME-IR Society, the event ...  Read More

Etisalat introduces exclusive dual touch-screen YotaPhone 2

Posted on 17/12/2014: 245 views.

Etisalat announced yesterday the exclusive UAE launch of YotaPhone 2, the world's only dual-screen smartphone, available to customers on competitive prepaid and post-paid plans. Etisalat customers can enjoy a two-month exclusivity to own the device before it hits the market. The revolutionary ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed chairs Abu Dhabi Executive Council meeting, approves healthcare sector strategy

Posted on 17/12/2014: 299 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, on Tuesday chaired the executive council's meeting at the Crown Prince Court. In yesterday's meeting, the council ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed condemns Sydney terrorist act

Posted on 17/12/2014: 250 views.

The UAE Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a statement strongly condemning the terrorist act, targeting innocent citizens, that took place in a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney yesterday. "This ugly act," he said, "strengthens our commitment to ...  Read More

Emirates Human Rights marks UN Human Rights Day

Posted on 17/12/2014: 216 views.

The Emirates Human Rights Association (Ehra) marked the UN Human Rights Day with a parade under the slogan 'My Rights 365,' which encompasses the idea that every day is a Human Rights Day. A large number of Emiratis and expatriates, in cars adorned with words and slogans upholding human rights, ...  Read More

FNC calls for amending cooperative societies law to cope with political and economic developments

Posted on 17/12/2014: 235 views.

The Federal National Council (FNC) yesterday called for tailoring bespoke programmes to train and qualify Emirati nationals so as to take up leadership role in the cooperative sector. The FNC members said during a debate on the policy of the Ministry of Social Affairs towards cooperate societies ...  Read More

Federal Supreme Court adjourns two cases of secret organisation, communicating with foreign state to 22 December

Posted on 17/12/2014: 192 views.

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court has adjourned two cases, one of communicating with a foreign state and the other related to the illegal secret organisation, to 22nd December. Two Emirati defendants are involved and both will remain in custody until then. The two court ...  Read More

Director-General of DHA endorses ‘My Health My Pledge’ initiative

Posted on 17/12/2014: 216 views.

Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, has taken his pledge as part of Aster DM Healthcare's community wellness initiative ‘My Health My Pledge'. Aster DM Healthcare, a healthcare provider in the Middle East, rolled out the global health awareness programme, ...  Read More

Saif bin Zayed launches the MoI Innovation Website

Posted on 17/12/2014: 258 views.

Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior hosted a ceremony in his office at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) to announce the launch of the Ministry of Interior's brand new Innovation Website ( A ...  Read More

DEWA enhances initial power supply procedures by reducing time and deferring payment

Posted on 17/12/2014: 223 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has organised the Consultants and Contractors Creativity Lab, which is part of its efforts to achieve the goal set by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make the UAE number one in ...  Read More

ADMAF and British Council commence cultural programme to inspire young Emirati talent in cultural and creative industries

Posted on 17/12/2014: 309 views.

A group of 20 young Emiratis and 12 UAE-based professionals have begun a two-year cultural programme that seeks to inspire the next generation of UAE creative entrepreneurs and cultural leaders, as part of a partnership between the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, ADMAF, and the British ...  Read More

Zayed Sports City affirms its position as an international sporting venue

Posted on 17/12/2014: 187 views.

Zayed Sports City, the premier sports and entertainment venue in the UAE, has affirmed its position as a global sporting destination by hosting this year's World Bowling Championship, after having first hosted the event in the capital 15 years ago. Zayed Sports City's Khalifa International Bowling ...  Read More