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Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi carries out first vessel-based survey of dolphins in coastal waters

Posted on 16/09/2014: 224 views.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has carried out the first vessel-based survey of dolphins in the coastal waters of Abu Dhabi, as part of its new Dolphin Conservation Programme to monitor the emirate's dolphins, study their biology, habitats and geographical distribution, ultimately supporting the long-term conservation of the species. The Dolphin Conservation Programme's survey, which was carried out by EAD's marine species specialists, included a capacity building component for ...  Read More


U.A.E. observes World Shark Day

Posted on 16/09/2014: 261 views.

The U.A.E. has joined the international community to save the marine wild environment by joining hands with conservationists who have called to observe World Shark Day on Sunday, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action. Dr Elsayed Ahmed, International Fund for Animal ...  Read More

U.A.E. reiterates commitment to Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Posted on 16/09/2014: 242 views.

The U.A.E. has reiterated its commitment to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and to the mobilisation of international efforts to implement both agreements. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment ...  Read More

U.A.E. film to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Posted on 16/09/2014: 236 views.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) has announced it will close with Disney film Big Hero 6 on November 1. But in an unprecedented move to champion regional cinema, it will open with an Emirati film. The October 23 screening of Ali Mustafa's From A to B will mark the first time a locally produced ...  Read More

Lights, camera, action on human rights!

Posted on 16/09/2014: 234 views.

University students across Dubai and Sharjah are being urged to tap into their creative side in a bid to tackle human rights issues. On Monday, the Community Development Authority's (CDA) Human Rights Sector launched a short film competition inviting higher education students to create a ...  Read More

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum chairs Expo 2020 Higher Committee Meet

Posted on 16/09/2014: 141 views.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Expo 2020 Higher Committee Chairman, President of the Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, yesterday chaired the meeting of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee. The meeting was held in the presence of ...  Read More

FANR authorises construction of two additional nuclear power reactors in U.A.E

Posted on 16/09/2014: 159 views.

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has authorised the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to begin building two additional nuclear power reactors at the Barakah site in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The "Licence for the ...  Read More

DEWA achieves record 10 percent increase in energy generation in Q2 2014

Posted on 16/09/2014: 142 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the second quarter of 2014 has seen a record year-on-year increase in electricity generation to meet customers' needs for economic, social and domestic activities in Dubai. "DEWA always works to deliver the required electricity and ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi targets Jordan for tourism growth

Posted on 16/09/2014: 148 views.

Abu Dhabi has the potential to become a leading intra-regional tourism destination from Jordan according to a delegation of travel industry leaders on a recent whistle-stop visit to the emirate. Citing a combination of first-class infrastructural development, high-quality accommodation, an ...  Read More

Investment Corporation of Dubai, Kerzner Int'l reveal US$1.4bn Royal Atlantis development

Posted on 16/09/2014: 148 views.

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the investment arm of the Government of Dubai, and Kerzner International Holdings Limited, the international developer and operator of destination resorts and luxury hotels, have unveiled the US$1.4bn Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai. Located on ...  Read More

Dubai beats 53 global cities, remains world's hottest property market

Posted on 16/09/2014: 145 views.

The pace of increase in property prices in Dubai has slowed, but compared to 53 other global cities they are still increasing at the fastest pace in the world, according to Knight Frank. Dubai continues to top the annual rankings for the fifth consecutive quarter, recording an annual price growth ...  Read More

NBAD among world’s 50 safest banks 2014

Posted on 16/09/2014: 148 views.

Global Finance, the prestigious international financial magazine, has ranked NBAD in its World's 50 Safest Banks for the sixth consecutive year. This year, NBAD ranks 25th in the world's 50 safest banks, up 10 positions from the previous year. Global Finance's annual ranking of the world's 50 ...  Read More

Royal Jet finalising new aircraft order

Posted on 16/09/2014: 137 views.

Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based private jet operator, is finalising an order for new aircraft with at least two manufacturers, according to its president and chief executive, Shane O'Hare. Royal Jet announced a tender at the Dubai Airshow last year to replace six Boeing Business Jets (BBJs), two ...  Read More

Emirates and Jetstar expand codeshare on more routes

Posted on 16/09/2014: 118 views.

Emirates and Jetstar have announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship, to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region providing more choice to Emirates customers. From 26 October 2014, Emirates will grow its codeshare on Jetstar to include Jetstar Airways services ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed receives French Defence Minister

Posted on 16/09/2014: 106 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 met at Mamoura building, the visiting French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is currently visiting the U.A.E. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Le ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed participates in International Conference on Peace and Security

Posted on 16/09/2014: 215 views.

PARIS: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, is attending the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq which began yesterday in the French capital, Paris. About 20 countries are participating in the conference to coordinate efforts within the framework of an ...  Read More

U.A.E. highlights role of family at Human Rights panel

Posted on 16/09/2014: 127 views.

GENEVA: Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, U.A.E. Permanent Representative to United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, has underlined that the family is a cornerstone of the community in terms of values, love of country and protection. Delivering the U.A.E.'s speech at the seminar ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Zayed directs provision of urgent humanitarian aid to flood-affected victims in India

Posted on 16/09/2014: 144 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has ordered the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance to the victims of the floods, which hit India recently. He ordered the implementation of humanitarian ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation distributes food parcels in Iraq

Posted on 16/09/2014: 142 views.

ERBIL: The teams of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation yesterday continued to supervise the process of aid distribution in Iraq, which amounted to 53,000 food baskets, in addition to thousands of parcels for children and women. The team arrived to different areas to deliver food and ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi joins worldwide movement to raise awareness of gynaecologic cancers

Posted on 16/09/2014: 139 views.

On 17th September, the Abu Dhabi community will gather together to join a Globe-athon to raise awareness of cancers that affect women. The initiative is supported by the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy and Yas Marina Circuit, and is being ...  Read More

MoH issues decision regulating prescription of narcotic drugs

Posted on 16/09/2014: 135 views.

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health has issued a decision, regulating prescription of narcotic and monitoring drugs. The decision follows the recommendation of U.A.E. Medical Board during its last meeting chaired by the Minister of Health and attended by directors general of ...  Read More

DHA signs historic agreement with Berlin Chamber of Physicians in trauma and orthopaedic surgery training

Posted on 16/09/2014: 132 views.

The Dubai Health Authority has signed an historic agreement with the Berlin Chamber of Physicians for collaboration in trauma and orthopaedic surgery training, paving the way for resident doctors in Dubai to complete their six year German board residency training programme in the same field without ...  Read More

U.A.E. rugby wraps up a successful IRB Superweek

Posted on 16/09/2014: 156 views.

Dubai Duty Free's U.A.E. Rugby / IRB Superweek, wrapped up on Saturday and was considered a great success with over 60 individuals participating across the 5 key off-field courses offered. Ben van Rooyen, UAERF's Development Manager, shared the importance of having IRB accredited courses offered to ...  Read More

Latifa to lead U.A.E. charge

Posted on 16/09/2014: 112 views.

The U.A.E. equestrian squad is determined to better their performance at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in Incheon — and have been training hard in a number of overseas camps during the summer. Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum led from the front, winning the individual jumping silver and the second place ...  Read More

Lighting up Dubai’s longest jogging track

Posted on 16/09/2014: 135 views.

Dubai's 14-km long Jogging Track in Jumeirah will be connected to smart, sustainable lighting solutions that integrates smart pole technology with multiple functions, aimed at reducing power consumption. The poles will be installed by Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC) which is part of the ...  Read More