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Jebel Hafeet biodiversity trail an eye-opener

Posted on 30/08/2014: 453 views.

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) has discovered hundreds of new species of insects and plants on Jebel Hafeet and in its surrounding wadis in Al Ain, with many of the finds believed to be unique. The presence of these species in a mountainous environment with its abundance of valleys is significant. The discoveries have been made through the Abu Dhabi Terrestrial Baseline Survey, initiated by the EAD in 2012. The survey aims at collecting data about terrestrial biodiversity all year ...  Read More

US Congress eyes investment, business opportunities in Sharjah

Posted on 30/08/2014: 360 views.

A US Congress delegation recently attended a roundtable event at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), said in a statement on Friday. The roundtable's aim was to familiarise the US delegation with the range of investment and ...  Read More

Ras Al Khaimah reaps benefits of International Hotel Groups

Posted on 30/08/2014: 350 views.

Ras Al Khaimah is flourishing with newfound benefits from the rise of International Hotel Groups that are making the emirate their latest target for expansion. The emirate has experienced an increase of tourists from their top five source markets including the U.A.E. and Germany followed by Russia, ...  Read More

RTA opens new Dubai Ferry line to boost tourist marine transport

Posted on 30/08/2014: 352 views.

The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority, is launching on Monday, Sept. 1st, a new Dubai Ferry line from the Marina Mall to Al Ghubaiba Station and vice versa in an effort to enhance the tourist marine transport sector in the Emirate of Dubai, offer new and multiple options for ...  Read More

Dubai Cares chief aims high

Posted on 30/08/2014: 346 views.

Tariq Al Gurg is the chief executive of the Dubai Cares charity. He is a 40-year old Emirati, educated at the higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai. He began his career at Emirates NBD before moving on to become the chief executive of Meraas Properties in 2008. He joined Dubai Cares in 2009. What ...  Read More

Zayed Giving Initiative reaches out to over 3 million children, elders, conducts 7,000 cardiac surgeries

Posted on 30/08/2014: 249 views.

Zayed Giving Initiative, a unique model for humanitarian work at local and international levels, has, since its inception in 2003, reached out to more than 3 million children and elderly people and conducted over 7,000 free of charge heart surgeries. Muza Al Otaiba, member of the Initiative's Board ...  Read More

Over quarter of Japan's oil imports came from U.A.E. in July, says ANRE report

Posted on 30/08/2014: 193 views.

TOKYO: Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), has said that more than a quarter of Japan's imports of crude oil during the month of July this year, came from the United Arab Emirates, with a quantity amounting to 25.47 million barrels. The ANRE, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade ...  Read More

Dewa receives students at sustainable building

Posted on 30/08/2014: 271 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) received, at its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, students from "Smart Summer 2014,” a summer camp organised by Dubai Educational Zone. The students visited Dewa to learn about its experiences in smart services. The visit is part of Dewa's strategy to ...  Read More

World's best swimmers arrive in Dubai for Swimming World Cup

Posted on 30/08/2014: 190 views.

Some of the world's best swimmers arrived in Dubai yesterday, ahead of the second round of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup which will be held on Sunday 31 August and Monday 1 September. Among the arrivals was Hungary's Katinka Hosszu who collected a swag of medals and set three new world ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed attends closing ceremony of World Equestrian Games in France

Posted on 30/08/2014: 206 views.

NORMANDY: Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, winner of individual gold medal in the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, attended yesterday the closing ceremony of the biggest equestrian event in the world. During the event, Sheikh Hamdan ...  Read More

Dust-storm hits Sharjah, rain in capital

Posted on 30/08/2014: 205 views.

A telling dust-storm swept across the emirate of Sharjah on Friday evening heavily affecting visibility. The motorists and pedestrians had a tough time. In most areas of the emirate the visibility became very low. The winds were over active stirring dust and dirt along the inland and open areas. ...  Read More