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Mohamed bin Zayed reviews progress of government work, development projects

Posted on 02/10/2014: 484 views.

Continuous delivery of sustainable development requires a state-of-the-art infrastructure that keeps pace with the development that the U.A.E. is witnessing in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to raise the profile of the U.A.E. and honour serving the progress, development and welfare of the Emirati people, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed ...  Read More


Forbes Middle East names Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Personality of the Year 2014: Arab World Women Leader

Posted on 02/10/2014: 232 views.

Forbes Middle East Magazine has named H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Personality of the Year 2014: Arab World Women Leader, ...  Read More

U.A.E.’s environment record improving, report says

Posted on 02/10/2014: 246 views.

The U.A.E.'s environment scorecard has shown a steady improvement for the past two years, but it's still not enough to sustain its demand for the long-term, according to a report carried by the Gulf News English daily yesterday. The U.A.E. took third place after Kuwait and Qatar in the list of ...  Read More

Masdar Institute’s iSmart and regional stakeholders join European Commission to launch Horizon 2020

Posted on 02/10/2014: 239 views.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, yesterday announced that the Institute's Centre for Smart and Sustainable Systems (iSmart), will join the EU-funded international research ...  Read More

U.A.E., US sign MoU to boost cooperation in the energy field

Posted on 02/10/2014: 318 views.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and U.A.E.'s Minister of Energy, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their commitment to a strong bilateral energy relationship, joint cooperation and exchange of ideas in ...  Read More

TDIC sells out phase one of Mamsha al Saadiyat

Posted on 02/10/2014: 205 views.

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) yesterday announced that phase one of Mamsha Al Saadiyat, offered for sale off-plan, has been sold at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi. Located in the Cultural District, Mamsha Al Saadiyat is a 1.4 kilometre beachfront mixed-use development that ...  Read More

Nakheel awards Dh120 million contract for Al Furjan infrastructure work

Posted on 02/10/2014: 197 views.

Developer Nakheel has awarded a contract worth almost Dh 120 million for infrastructure work at its Al Furjan master community in Dubai. The contract with Dubai-based Target and Jima Construction Company covers the construction of 16 km of roads and the preparation of nearly 500 third party villa ...  Read More

Etihad Airways cadet pilots begin specialised training programme in Ireland

Posted on 02/10/2014: 445 views.

A group of 36 Etihad Airways U.A.E. national cadet pilots have started a specialised aviation training programme at College Ireland Aviation Services at Weston Airport in Dublin, Ireland. The cadet pilots were welcomed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Francis Fitzgerald TD; Second ...  Read More

Jafza Roadshows in Hamburg, Frankfurt set to boost US$1.9bn Jafza - Germany trade

Posted on 02/10/2014: 212 views.

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the premier Free Zone in the Middle East, whose non-oil trade with Germany totalled more than US$ 1.9 billion last year, evoked renewed interest among businesses in Germany seeking to leverage Dubai's global connectivity and trade hub status to boost their exports and ...  Read More

Saif takes part in GCC emergency security meeting in Jeddah

Posted on 02/10/2014: 210 views.

JEDDAH: H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has led the U.A.E. delegation to the emergency security meeting of the interior ministers of the members states of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf, GCC, which took ...  Read More

Lubna chairs meeting of U.A.E. Committee for the Coordination of Foreign Humanitarian Aid

Posted on 02/10/2014: 182 views.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), Head of the U.A.E. Committee for the Coordination of Foreign Humanitarian Aid, has extended thanks and appreciation to the wise leadership represented by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin ...  Read More

Sharjah unveils details of first ever international conference on refugee children in the region

Posted on 02/10/2014: 196 views.

The Organising Committee of 'Investing In the Future: Protecting Refugee Children and Adolescents, MENA (IIFMENA) has unveiled the details of the first ever international conference on refugee children issues in the Middle East and North Africa region. The conference will be organised under the ...  Read More

Nahyan approves project for Ovarian cancer research

Posted on 02/10/2014: 171 views.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and President of U.A.E. Genetic Diseases Association, UAEGDA, on Wednesday approved a project for Ovarian cancer research and the project's budget, the second phase of the breast cancer project and the ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Khalifa Medical City adds cryoablation to its electrophysiology service

Posted on 02/10/2014: 192 views.

The heart rhythm team of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, SKMC, has added a unique technology known as cryoablation to its electrophysiology (EP) service. Cryoablation can be used for the treatment of heart rhythm disorders through targeted delivery of ...  Read More

Sheikha Fatima honours employees of Corniche Hospital on its 30th anniversary

Posted on 02/10/2014: 193 views.

"Since the foundation of the United Arab Emirates, the provision of high quality healthcare for mothers and children has been among the top priorities of our Government," the Mother of the Nation, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of ...  Read More

ATF plans to use robot to befriend autistic children

Posted on 02/10/2014: 344 views.

To increase autism awareness in the U.A.E., the Autism Trust Foundation (ATF) Dubai has invested in a robot named Noah, specially designed to help in treating the children with autism, to enter their world and communicate with them to help them socialise. Announcing its new brand and upcoming ...  Read More

New radar to catch speeding watercraft near Dubai coast

Posted on 02/10/2014: 183 views.

New hand-held radar guns will now be used to catch speeding watercraft, such as jet skis and boats, near the Dubai coastline. The new speed limits, ranging from 5-7 knots depending on the location, will not apply to vessels navigating deeper Gulf waters offshore, said Dubai based English language ...  Read More

MBRF starts ’Writer Exchange’ between U.A.E. and Japan

Posted on 02/10/2014: 149 views.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan Arts and Culture Foundation to activate the first partnership under the Writer Exchange category of MBRF's Dubai International Program for Writing. The program is aimed at empowering young ...  Read More

Al Qasba gears up to celebrate Eid Al Adha with fun activities

Posted on 02/10/2014: 182 views.

Al Qasba, Sharjah's popular family and tourist spot, is set to once again be playground for all ages, with a very special line-up of international entertainment planned this Eid Al Adha from 4th - 6th October. The celebrations at Al Qasba will begin with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 am ...  Read More

Green revolution at Abu Dhabi schools

Posted on 02/10/2014: 437 views.

Abu Dhabi Schools in the capital are taking steps to conserve water and electricity thanks to a government initiative. The Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI) programme, initiated by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) which encourages students to preserve the environment, is already yielding ...  Read More

U.A.E. bag third medal at Asian Games

Posted on 02/10/2014: 198 views.

Incheon, South Korea: The U.A.E. added a third medal through karateka Marwan Al Mazmi in the men's individual kata competition at the Incheon Asian Games on Thursday. This is the third medal for the U.A.E. following Sheikh Juma bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum's double trap shooting bronze and the gold medal ...  Read More

Global Village gears up for November 6 opening

Posted on 02/10/2014: 228 views.

The management of Global Village is finalising details for its November 6 opening, including beefing up safety and security and adding new attractions to the theme park. Senior management at Global Village recently briefed senior government officials in the emirate on the broad range of new ...  Read More