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‘Happy Dubai’ initiative to boost tourism sector

Posted on 17/09/2014: 208 views.

The initiative #Happy Dubai provides everyone the opportunity to express their happiness about the services rendered by the emirate's civic service authority. The Dubai Municipality (DM) is launching a quality and unique initiative called Happy Dubai to once again train all eyes on Dubai. The initiative #Happy Dubai provides everyone the opportunity to express their happiness about the services rendered by the emirate's civic service authority. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the ...  Read More


Abu Dhabi’s new cruise terminal design takes inspiration from dhow

Posted on 17/09/2014: 245 views.

Abu Dhabi unveiled the design of its new Cruise terminal building which gives modern as well as traditional look taking inspiration from the Ghaf, U.A.E.'s national tree, while its roof has taken cues from a traditional dhow. Traditional Arabic ornaments, colours, and shapes combined with modern ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi tourism looks to expand CIS Footprint

Posted on 17/09/2014: 283 views.

Abu Dhabi's tourism industry is looking to make headway in the high potential CIS market with a planned roadshow this month in Almaty in Kazakhstan and, for the first time in Baku in Azerbaijan. "Azerbaijan has been added to the itinerary as the arrival of hotel guests from the country is showing ...  Read More

TDIC reveals the first residential development in Saadiyat’s Cultural District

Posted on 17/09/2014: 266 views.

Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, revealed yesterday the first residential development in the Saadiyat Cultural District. Mamsha Al Saadiyat, meaning Saadiyat Walk, which will be ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi City Municipality achieves completion rate of 60 percent in Abu Dhabi's new addressing system

Posted on 17/09/2014: 256 views.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has so far achieved a completion rate of 60 percent in Abu Dhabi's new addressing system in Al Maria Island, Al Nahyan Camp, Bahya city and Al Falah new City. The Municipality is moving ahead with the implementation of the project across Abu Dhabi city as per a ...  Read More

Shurooq promotes Sharjah in Shanghai

Posted on 17/09/2014: 158 views.

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has successfully concluded an investment roadshow to Shanghai China as part of its ongoing strategy to promote the Sharjah as a world-class destination for international investment. The roadshow followed Shurooq's participation, in ...  Read More

Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC completes 30 percent of the infrastructure development

Posted on 17/09/2014: 170 views.

Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, a Meraas Holding company, yesterday announced that Phase 1 of its multibillion dollar entertainment and leisure destination has made significant progress with the engagement of a number of world class contractors and consultants. More than 1,500 personnel have been ...  Read More

FGB plans to launch U.A.E.’s first personalised credit card

Posted on 17/09/2014: 111 views.

FGB has announced that it will soon be launching "My Card" - a personalised credit card, allowing the customers to choose their own design, card programme and the loyalty scheme. "My Card" will also allow customers to design their card from a choice of over 1 Million Images, as well as being able ...  Read More

Etisalat announces new data plans for prepaid and post-paid customers

Posted on 17/09/2014: 165 views.

Etisalat announced yesterday the addition of two more pocket-friendly mobile data plans for prepaid and post-paid customers – the 3GB, and 10GB plans, offering highly tailored options to meet its customers' daily data needs. The 20GB mobile data plan, already available for post-paid customers, will ...  Read More

Rise in electricity and water accounts across Dubai

Posted on 17/09/2014: 168 views.

The number of electricity and water accounts at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recorded a remarkable increase in all customer segments by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2014. Electricity and water accounts totalled 698,285 by the end of June 2014, compared to 668,762 during the ...  Read More

flydubai expands its network in Central Asia with flights to Almaty and Shymkent

Posted on 17/09/2014: 128 views.

flydubai's inaugural flight to Almaty landed yesterday at Almaty International Airport and was met by a traditional water cannon salute. This marked the start of the airline's operations to Kazakhstan. Upon arrival in Almaty the inaugural flight was received by Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Mayor of Almaty, ...  Read More

New road links Oud Metha to Downtown Dubai

Posted on 17/09/2014: 128 views.

A five-kilometre-long stretch of Al Asayel road will open for traffic on Wednesday, offering motorists another option to access the Downtown Dubai area, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. The new road, that will include two tunnels and two bridges, will link Oud Metha street ...  Read More

U.A.E. residents buy more local vegetables than in 2011

Posted on 17/09/2014: 120 views.

A study commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre has found that nearly three-quarters of all consumers purchase local vegetables for their freshness. A survey as part of the study interviewed a total of 800 people across the U.A.E. and found that larger groups of U.A.E. residents ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed, Georgia's Prime Minister discuss cooperation ties

Posted on 17/09/2014: 141 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, yesterday at Mushrif Palace, the visiting Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili and his accompanying delegation. Upon his arrival at Mushrif Hall, the ...  Read More

GCC plays instrumental role in regional stability, says Gargash

Posted on 17/09/2014: 190 views.

RIYADH: 'The Conference of the Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges' organised by the Institute of Diplomatic Studies, in collaboration with the Gulf Research Centre in Dubai opened yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh. In the opening remarks, Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin ...  Read More

MICAD and UNOCHA sign agreement for relief efforts in Syria

Posted on 17/09/2014: 124 views.

The U.A.E. Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, MICAD, yesterday signed an agreement with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNOCHA, to coordinate humanitarian response activities inside Syria. The agreement, which was signed by Hazza Mohammad Falah Al ...  Read More

Saqr Ghobash commends U.A.E.- Arab Labour Organisation cooperation

Posted on 17/09/2014: 121 views.

CAIRO: U.A.E. Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, has said the U.A.E. takes interest in the resolutions of the Arab Labour Organisation in line with the country's political method based on continuous cooperation with Arab action to safeguard mutual interests and achieve prosperity ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches Emirates maritime control centre

Posted on 17/09/2014: 123 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council has established Emirates maritime control centre to boost the stature of Dubai as a hub of maritime activities in the world, and settle the disputes emanating from marine trade ...  Read More

U.A.E. University ranked among world's top 400 Universities

Posted on 17/09/2014: 124 views.

The U.A.E. University has been ranked among the best 400 universities, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The QS based its classification on a number of strict requirements, among others, the academic reputation, recruitment and productivity indicators, research, ...  Read More

U.A.E. University students to study nuclear research in Geneva

Posted on 17/09/2014: 119 views.

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has sponsored two female students studying at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at U.A.E. University, to go for practical training at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, under the framework of the ...  Read More

Dubai Cares announces School Health Program in Vietnam

Posted on 17/09/2014: 121 views.

Dubai Cares yesterday announced a new humanitarian investment of Dh 7,346,200 (USD 2 million) in a health and education programme in Vietnam, benefitting 905,000 children across 2,600 schools. The programme aims to reduce the incidence of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) amongst students in ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed meets U.A.E. chess players

Posted on 17/09/2014: 117 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, has received a delegation from the U.A.E. Chess Federation, UAECF, headed by Saeed Mohammad Al Miqbali and Saud Mohammed Al Marzooqi, Manager of UAECF. The ...  Read More

U.A.E. eyes Guinness World Record with tennis ball mosaic

Posted on 17/09/2014: 125 views.

The U.A.E. will seek to enter the Guinness World Records on Wednesday with the creation of a unique mosaic using only tennis balls on the tramlines of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The mosaic will be set up at the Events Arena of the Jumeirah Beach ...  Read More