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Visitors flock to UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano

Posted on 05/05/2015: 332 views.

MILAN: Visitors flocked to the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 to get an insight into the UAE's rich culture and history for the third day running since it was opened on Friday. In particular, the visitors, including students, enjoyed watching the short film, ‘Family Tree,' which follows a young girl, Sara, as she learns that the values and experiences of past generations can help in the quest for a sustainable future. The mini-drama highlights the scarcity of water and celebrates the role of ...  Read More


Al Olama: Expo Milano provides fitting platform to promote Arabs' role in human civilisation

Posted on 05/05/2015: 273 views.

MILAN: Expo Milano 2015 provides an ideal opportunity for promoting the pivotal role that the Arabs played in shaping the human civilisation in the past and what they can contribute in the future, said Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, the Chief Executive Officer of Al Jalila Foundation, a ...  Read More

TCA Abu Dhabi to showcase city's destination credentials at EXPO Milan

Posted on 05/05/2015: 280 views.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has announced its extensive destination promotion plans for Abu Dhabi at EXPO 2015 in Milan, in an effort to build visibility and awareness of the city. The destination promotion, in partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid tours Arabian Travel Market 2015

Posted on 05/05/2015: 295 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday visited the Arabian Travel Market, being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 4th to 7th May. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during his tour by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed ...  Read More

Travelport reveals UAE’s US$32 billion travel market poised for more growth

Posted on 05/05/2015: 277 views.

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has this week revealed a number of significant travel industry forecasts for the UAE and the Middle East, with double digit annual ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid, Romanian Prime Minister hold talks, witness signing of agreements

Posted on 05/05/2015: 157 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received the visiting Prime Minister of Romania, Victor Ponta, at the Zabeel Palace yesterday. Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the Romanian Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation, wishing the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid receives top Chinese official

Posted on 05/05/2015: 152 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received Zhao Leji, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Head of the CPC Organisation Department, at Zabeel Place yesterday. Welcoming Leji, ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed holds talks with King of Morocco

Posted on 05/05/2015: 156 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday held talks with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, focussing on mutual strong brotherly relations, strategic cooperation, and regional and international ...  Read More

Mansour bin Zayed confers Medal of Independence upon Chairman of UAE-Japan Friendship Society

Posted on 05/05/2015: 140 views.

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, yesterday conferred upon Keiichiro Okabe, chairman of the UAE-Japan Friendship Society, the Medal of Independence of the Third Order. The gesture comes in recognition of his efforts to enhance the ...  Read More

Saif bin Zayed stresses importance of regional and international cooperation to counter challenges

Posted on 05/05/2015: 146 views.

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has said the international community faces significant challenges and an array of criminal behaviour that take many different forms, which require new resolutions, cooperation and a collective of ...  Read More

Draft on counter-terrorism and extremism charter endorsed

Posted on 05/05/2015: 141 views.

The working team of the Executive Committee of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in charge of studying the Union Charter to combat terrorism and extremism, endorsed the draft on counter-terrorism and extremism charter, at the closing meeting held on Monday at Abu Dhabi ...  Read More

Court reserves verdicts for defamation, terrorism promotion cases

Posted on 05/05/2015: 141 views.

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court, headed by Justice Falah Al-Hajri, has reserved rulings in two cases involving two Emiratis accused of defaming the UAE leadership and creating and moderating a website to promote ideas of terrorist groups for 18th and 25th May, ...  Read More

MoFA calls on UAE nationals travelling to Europe to refer to website for information on impending Schengen Visa exemption

Posted on 05/05/2015: 390 views.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MoFA, has called on UAE citizens who plan to travel to Europe to access and follow the tips and travel advisories listed on the citizens' affairs page on the ministry's official website, as a prelude to the impending official announcement of the exemption of the ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler launches Power Consumption Hour initiative from July 1

Posted on 05/05/2015: 149 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has directed the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to launch a "Power Consumption Hour" initiative. As part of the initiative, every year beginning July 1, people will be exhorted to shut off ...  Read More

UNIDO and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to launch regional centre for business development in sustainable energy

Posted on 05/05/2015: 146 views.

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has signed an agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to establish a regional centre to build capabilities in sustainable energy and research and development (R&D). The centre will act as an incubator for innovation ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid issues law establishing Dubai Free Zones Council

Posted on 05/05/2015: 154 views.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No (13) of 2015 establishing Dubai Free Zones Council. Pursuant to the new Law, the objectives of Dubai Free Zones Council include developing and qualifying ...  Read More

Emaar records over Dh1billion net profit in Q1 2015

Posted on 05/05/2015: 140 views.

Emaar Properties, the Dubai-based global property developer, recorded a net profit of Dh1.026 billion (US$279 million) during the first three months of 2015, seven per cent higher than the net profit of Dh 957 million (US$261 million) in the first-quarter of 2014. The profits were calculated as per ...  Read More

ADIB records over 10 percent increase in profit during Q1 2015

Posted on 05/05/2015: 137 views.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ADIB, Group has posted a 10.1% increase in net profit for Q1 2015 to Dh450.8 million while increasing total assets by 9.8% to Dh114.1 billion against Q1 2014. According to a statement issued by the bank yesterday, the group also increased deposits by 13.8% to Dh87.6 billion ...  Read More

Dubai Silicon Oasis implements region’s first water saving subsurface irrigation system

Posted on 05/05/2015: 133 views.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, DSOA, the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, DSO, the integrated free zone technology park, yesterday announced the implementation of the region's first water saving subsurface irrigation system, in line with its tri-pillar CSR strategy. The initiative, launched ...  Read More

Next-generation steel to make more fuel-efficient cars and reduce carbon emissions

Posted on 05/05/2015: 141 views.

Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are designing a new kind of steel, known as next generation steel, to improve the fuel efficiency of cars and reduce the carbon emissions they produce. Dr. Rashid Abu Al-Rub, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Masdar ...  Read More

Another addition to Abu Dhabi Television Network: The launch of EDGE HD Sports Channel

Posted on 05/05/2015: 137 views.

Abu Dhabi Media, one of the fastest growing, multi-platform media and entertainment organisations in the Middle East, launches a 24/7 HD action sports channel focused on live broadcast. In collaboration with IMG, Abu Dhabi Media welcomes EDGE Sport HD to the Abu Dhabi Television network making it ...  Read More

44 million riders use Metro, 943, 000 riders use Tram in Q1 2015

Posted on 05/05/2015: 137 views.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Dubai Metro (comprising both Red and Green Lines) recorded high ridership levels during the first quarter of this year, higher than numbers recorded during the same period last year. Statistics indicate that 44,371,860 riders used the metro ...  Read More

Medical Centre of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp begins polio vaccination campaign

Posted on 05/05/2015: 149 views.

MEREIJEEB AL FUHOOD, JORDAN: The Medical Centre of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp, located in Mereijeeb Al Fuhood, has begun a vaccination campaign against polio for children in the camp. Dr. Ibrahim Al Shamsi, Director of the Medical Centre at the camp, said that the required coordination was made ...  Read More

Nepal victims’ families praise UAE search and rescue team’s efforts

Posted on 05/05/2015: 136 views.

KATHMANDU: Families of victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal praised the efforts exerted by the UAE Search and Rescue Team in carrying out medical and humanitarian services to the affected population, in addition to supporting hospitals with modern medical equipment. Lt. Colonel ...  Read More

Nahyan bin Mubarak opens International Abu Dhabi Conference on Women's Sports

Posted on 05/05/2015: 149 views.

Under the auspices of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Mother of the Nation, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, ...  Read More

Winners of Fatima bint Mubarak Award for Woman Athletes honoured

Posted on 05/05/2015: 148 views.

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, affirmed yesterday that her award for woman athletes, in its second cycle, celebrates ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed receives UAE jiu jitsu champions

Posted on 05/05/2015: 133 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received yesterday at Qasr al Bahr members of the UAE national team which won the 7th World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2015 held in Abu Dhabi recently. They were ...  Read More