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Expo 2020 Dubai hosts World Expo governing body

Posted on 26/03/2015: 306 views.

Expo 2020 Dubai has welcomed Secretary General, Vicente Loscertales, from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos. This is an official visit by the Secretary General to discuss the approaching submission of the Expo 2020 Dubai Registration Document, an official stage for the certification of Dubai as the host city for the World Expo in 2020. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State, Board Representative of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee and Director ...  Read More


National Geographic invites photographers to participate in Abu Dhabi Moments Awards competition

Posted on 26/03/2015: 248 views.

National Geographic Abu Dhabi is inviting photographers from around the region to participate in the fifth edition of the National Geographic Abu Dhabi Moments Awards. The competition, which has grown from strength to strength, has demonstrated great enthusiasm, talent and affinity towards ...  Read More

Dubai Airports’ Earth Hour campaign targets energy savings of 230,000 kWh

Posted on 26/03/2015: 217 views.

Dubai Airports' 24-day switch-off in the run-up to Earth Hour on March 28th will save an estimated 230,000 kWh in energy – enough to power an average home for approximately 15 years, which is equivalent to 159 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. The campaign has involved the switching off of all ...  Read More

Sultan Bin Tahnoon launches re-designed ADNEC website

Posted on 26/03/2015: 220 views.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, has officially launched ADNEC's re-designed corporate website that reflects the company's new branding and identity. The special launch ceremony of the portal ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi unveils routes of Abu Dhabi Tour

Posted on 26/03/2015: 209 views.

Seeking to position itself as one of the world's premier sports destinations, Abu Dhabi yesterday unveiled the routes of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour in attendance of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian ...  Read More

Arab League, Arab Family Organisation honour Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 26/03/2015: 144 views.

A high-profile delegation of women leaders from the UAE, Arab and world organisations, has delivered the Pendant of Family Happiness to 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 ...  Read More

In today's world, power is shifting from nation states to non-state actors: UAE MP

Posted on 26/03/2015: 148 views.

ADDIS ABABA: The forces of globalisation and revolutions of Information and communications technology (ICT), sciences and media have transformed the concept of a nation state into a net nation, a UAE woman MP has said. 'Financial, business, commercial, information technology and media networks have ...  Read More

Khalifa sends condolence cable to German President

Posted on 26/03/2015: 145 views.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, over the victims of the Germanwings airplane which crashed in the French Alps with 150 people on board. Sheikh Khalifa expressed sympathy with the families of the ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Belgian Deputy Premier

Posted on 26/03/2015: 149 views.

ABU DHABI, 26th March, 2015 (WAM) -- Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received here yesterday Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Belgian official's visit to the UAE which comes as ...  Read More

Hazza bin Zayed receives representative of King of Belgium

Posted on 26/03/2015: 146 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, received here yesterday the representative of His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium, HRH Princess Astrid, who is heading a Belgian business delegation on a visit to the UAE. Sheikh ...  Read More

Belgian Foreign Minister visits Hedayah Centre

Posted on 26/03/2015: 142 views.

Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, along with a high-level Belgian delegation have visited Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The meeting also included a lunch held in the honour of the esteemed visitors. The visiting ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Chamber discusses importance of expanding economic and investment cooperation with Belgium

Posted on 26/03/2015: 139 views.

Mohammed Thani Murshid Al-Rumaithi, Chairman of the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has called on Belgian industrial companies to build strategic partnerships with Emirati industrial companies, especially in the ...  Read More

Foreign trade of Abu Dhabi Emirate constitutes 65.5% of its GDP

Posted on 26/03/2015: 154 views.

The foreign trade of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi constitutes about 65.4% of the GDP of the Emirate, i.e. Dh953.24 billion, according to preliminary estimates of the year 2013, where the value increased to Dh623.16 billion, a growth rate of 3.75% compared to 2012. The economic report of the Emirate of ...  Read More

Arab Oil and Gas 2015 to spotlight on new products in downstream technology to maximise investment opportunities in refining, storage and distribution of oil and gas

Posted on 26/03/2015: 189 views.

The 19th Arab Oil and Gas Show (OGS) - the International Trade Exhibition for Onshore and Offshore Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries serving the Middle East and beyond, will offer a platform to discuss favourable prospects in the region's energy sector, forge new partnerships, foster ...  Read More

Government of Dubai establishes new company to focus on Port sector opportunities globally

Posted on 26/03/2015: 150 views.

DUBAI, 26th March, 2015 (WAM) -- Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, PCFC, yesterday announced the establishment of a new company, P&O Ports, focused on developing and operating medium-sized, multi-purpose ports worldwide. Wholly owned by the Government of Dubai as a subsidiary of PCFC, the ...  Read More

Etisalat AGM approves full-year 2014 dividends of 70 fils per share

Posted on 26/03/2015: 145 views.

The shareholders of the Emirates Telecommunication Corporation, Etisalat, at their Annual General Meeting held at the company's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, have backed the board's recommendation to pay full-year 2014 dividends of 70 fils per share and also approved a 10% bonus share. After the ...  Read More

Emirates NBD ranked among top 25 Global Banks on Social Media

Posted on 26/03/2015: 146 views.

Emirates NBD has been ranked 25th among all banks active on social media in 2014 on a global scale. Compiled by the Financial Brand, a USA-based online publication focusing on branding issues and providing strategic analysis and insight on a range of critical brand-building tools, the ‘Power 100' ...  Read More

MICAD, UNHCR discuss cooperation

Posted on 26/03/2015: 141 views.

Hazza Mohammed Falah Al Qahtani, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, MICAD, has said that the Syrian refugees issue is representing a challenge and a concern to humanitarian organisations and has called on the international community to enhance ...  Read More

Princess Haya opens 12th DIHAD, calling for more opportunities to help those less fortunate

Posted on 26/03/2015: 153 views.

Societies create economic opportunities through a combination of education, health and social services, encouragement of innovation, and tax regulatory regimes that foster growth rather than frustrate it, said H.R.H. Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Vice President and Prime Minister of the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid launches second phase of Dubai Healthcare City project

Posted on 26/03/2015: 154 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the Dh3billion to Dh5 billion second phase of the Dubai Healthcare City project, at the Dubai World Trade Centre yesterday. The project, which spreads over land area of 22 million ...  Read More

Pink Caravan Ride 2015 concludes after free breast cancer screenings for 5,000 people

Posted on 26/03/2015: 156 views.

The Pink Caravan Ride wrapped up its 10 day awareness campaign yesterday after screening more than 5000 people across all seven Emirates in the UAE. The initiative, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness drive by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), has now screened approximately 35000 men and ...  Read More

Saif bin Zayed inaugurates Customer Service Q-System at the Ministry of Interior

Posted on 26/03/2015: 145 views.

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, officially inaugurated the service delivery follow-up system (Q-System) at the Ministry of Interior. The new system, which includes a central operations room to electronically keep track of customer ...  Read More

DoT Abu Dhabi concludes agreement with UK agency to improve heavy vehicles test standards

Posted on 26/03/2015: 139 views.

In line with its efforts and commitment to improving the safety and security standards of the freight sector in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Transport, DoT, in Abu Dhabi has announced that its Freight Division has concluded an agreement with the United Kingdom Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, ...  Read More

Five public parks to open in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/03/2015: 149 views.

People living in Al Shamkha and Al Adleh will soon be able to enjoy five public parks that are being built by the municipality. The first, at Al Shamkha, which cost Dh5 million to build, is expected to open this month. Four others at Al Adleh, which cost about Dh29 million in total, are scheduled ...  Read More