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Abu Dhabi tourism to cross Australia on four city roadshow

Posted on 30/07/2015: 394 views.

Abu Dhabi's tourism industry is embarking on a four-destination roadshow to Australia next month in a bid to increase awareness about the emirate's growing business and tourism opportunities. The 11-strong delegation, led by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, (TCA Abu Dhabi), will be in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney from August 3rd - 6th advising Australian retail travel agents and MICE consultants on current and new tourism experiences and offerings across Abu Dhabi. The ...  Read More


Emirates Post Group releases stamps on key strategic projects of UAE President

Posted on 30/07/2015: 359 views.

Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps on Key Strategic Projects of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The stamps showcase four major projects of the UAE: Etihad Rail, Masdar City, Shams 1 Solar Power Plant and Khalifa Port. "Emirates Post Group is ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid: Improving government performance a continuous process

Posted on 30/07/2015: 380 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stated that the process of improving government performance requires sustained efforts and daily assessment in line with the National Agenda and strategic plans of the government to achieve ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Head of Government of Principality of Andorra

Posted on 30/07/2015: 337 views.

ANDORRA: Antoni Marti, the Head of Government of the Principality of Andorra, has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Foreign Minister, who is currently visiting Andorra. During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah and Marti reviewed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them in ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets his Andorra counterpart

Posted on 30/07/2015: 369 views.

ANDORRA LA VELLA: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Foreign Minister, has met with Gilbert Saboya, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Andorra. During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah underscored the UAE's keenness to enhance cooperation with Andorra as well as ways to boost relations in all ...  Read More

UAE and Portugal sign MoU to increase bilateral tourism

Posted on 30/07/2015: 377 views.

Mohammed Khamis bin Hareb Al Muhairi, Director-General of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities has affirmed the importance of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed yesterday in Lisbon between the UAE and the Republic of Portugal to promote and encourage cooperation between the ...  Read More

UAE-Portuguese economic forum held in Lisbon

Posted on 30/07/2015: 361 views.

LISBON: The Department of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised yesterday, in collaboration with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) and the UAE embassy in Lisbon the UAE-Portugal economic forum at the headquarters of the ...  Read More

Omani minister visits UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan

Posted on 30/07/2015: 340 views.

MILAN: A delegation from the Sultanate of Oman, headed by its Culture Minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Saeed, yesterday visited the UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan. The Omani minister toured the pavilion organised by the National Media Council (NMC). Pavilion director Mubarak Al Dhaheri accompanied ...  Read More

UAE participates in OPEC coordinating meeting on New Climate Change Agreement

Posted on 30/07/2015: 350 views.

VIENNA: A delegation from the United Arab Emirates participated in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) coordination meeting in the context of climate change, in Vienna, Austria, held from 27th-28th July 2015. The meeting focused on the latest developments in international ...  Read More

UAE Ministry of Environment to spread awareness on illegal trafficking of ivory

Posted on 30/07/2015: 356 views.

In line with the efforts to achieve its vision and ensure a sustainable living environment, the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water will commence an educational awareness campaign titled ‘Illegal Trading of Ivory' from August 2 to 13 at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The drive organised in ...  Read More

Hedayah attends international meeting on countering violent extremism and de-radicalisation in Algiers

Posted on 30/07/2015: 183 views.

ALGIERS: Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), has recently attended the International Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation in Algiers, which brought together representatives from more than 50 countries, international ...  Read More

Emirates bids farewell to its last Boeing 777-200

Posted on 30/07/2015: 235 views.

The Emirates Airline has said that is pursuing an aggressive fleet renewal programme that ensures it operates one of the world's most modern and efficient fleet of aircraft, with an average age of less than 75 months. With Emirates taking delivery of 24 new aircraft in 2014/15 and 26 new aircraft ...  Read More

Dubai International Airport traffic reaches 5.9 m passengers in June

Posted on 30/07/2015: 190 views.

Dubai International received 5.9 million passengers in June according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports yesterday. Passenger traffic during June increased 16.7 per cent to 5,914,671, compared to 5,067,726 during the same month in 2014. The year to date traffic surged ...  Read More

Dnata acquiring Amsterdam cargo operations for undisclosed sum

Posted on 30/07/2015: 177 views.

Dnata, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, announced on Wednesday it is acquiring cargo handling operations at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol from Belgian company Aviapartner. The two companies reached an agreement on Wednesday that will see dnata take over full cargo handling operations and a 44,000 ...  Read More

Positive growth seen for Abu Dhabi hotel industry

Posted on 30/07/2015: 184 views.

Abu Dhabi hotel industry is experiencing positive growth with 5,200 rooms in the pipeline for 2017, according to a JLL report. As many as 2,300 rooms are set to enter the market by the end of 2015 alone, the report said. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA) also reported a 20 per ...  Read More

Etisalat to sell SIM cards through Smart machines

Posted on 30/07/2015: 202 views.

Etisalat yesterday announced the launch of the first interactive touch screen ‘Smart Service' machine to sell new activated prepaid SIM cards for the first time in UAE. The automated innovative machine will enable customers to buy SIM cards within minutes with an inbuilt ability to verify the ...  Read More

New fuel prices will bring positive outcome - editorials

Posted on 30/07/2015: 185 views.

The UAE dailies yesterday commented editorially on the new fuel prices announced yesterday by the UAE as part of the new pricing policy describing the positive outcome of the decision. The Dubai-based Gulf News daily said the end of fuel subsidies in the UAE will have the huge benefit of ...  Read More

Dubai Investments PJSC reports net profit of Dh 506 million for H1 of 2015

Posted on 30/07/2015: 187 views.

Dubai Investments PJSC [DI], the leading investment Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market [DFM], yesterday announced net profit of Dh 506 million for the six months period ended 30th June 2015 ("the current period") as compared to Dh 806 million for the same period last year. Total assets as ...  Read More

NBAD registers Dh2.8 billion net profit in H1 2015

Posted on 30/07/2015: 191 views.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) reported net profits of Dh 1.446 billion in 2Q'15, up 1% year-over-year and 2% sequentially. Net profits for 1H'15 were Dh 2.869 billion, up 1% versus 1H'14. This represents higher diluted EPS of Dh 0.53 for 1H'15 versus Dh 0.52 for 1H'14. Underlying franchise ...  Read More

Emirates NBD Wholesale Banking wins ‘UAE Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year’

Posted on 30/07/2015: 169 views.

Emirates NBD announced yesterday that its Wholesale Banking Division has been awarded ‘UAE Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year' at the fourth annual Asian Banking and Finance Awards for Wholesale Banking. The bank was recognised for its extensive client base of business entities on the web as ...  Read More

UAE gives consumers top priority, to constantly monitor prices

Posted on 30/07/2015: 179 views.

The Ministry of Economy will continue efforts through the year and under all circumstances in monitoring the prices of products and consumer items to achieve the interest for consumers, traders and suppliers, and to maintain the stability and market's balance. In statement released on Tuesday, the ...  Read More

Shurooq reconfirms its commitment to sustainability

Posted on 30/07/2015: 187 views.

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the Sharjah government authority responsible for positioning the Emirate as a tourism and investment hub, reconfirmed its commitment to employing the highest sustainability and energy reduction standards in all of its current and future ...  Read More

ADFCA gets second place worldwide in Modern Systems of Geospatial Information

Posted on 30/07/2015: 186 views.

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has got the second place in the modern systems of geospatial information among the 32 universal participation at the 2015 Esri International User Conference held recently in San Diego, California, USA, in the presence of 16 thousand visitors from around ...  Read More

Etihad Airways employees rally to drive donations for Nepal

Posted on 30/07/2015: 191 views.

Etihad Airways' employees have raised almost Dh 270,000 (7.5 million Nepalese Rupees) through a company-wide campaign to help earthquake survivors re-build their lives and communities in Nepal. The airline's employees volunteered and ran a ‘bake and aid' sale, organised a sport tournament, a raffle ...  Read More

DHA donates medicines worth Dh 1.25 million to ERC

Posted on 30/07/2015: 189 views.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has donated 25 cartons of medicines worth Dh 1.25 million to Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board of the DHA, recently received a delegation from the ERC at the DHA headquarters. Al Qatami praised the humanitarian ...  Read More

‘Smart palms’ installed in Dubai offer free Wi-Fi, phone charging and information

Posted on 30/07/2015: 162 views.

Newly installed "smart palms” in parks and beaches are not only providing shade but also acting as free Wi-Fi hotspots. The six-metre-tall artificial trees are solar powered and offer recharging for mobile phones and other gadgets, as well as weather forecasts, news and information about Dubai. So ...  Read More