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UAE Space Agency unveils its strategy

Posted on 25/05/2015: 386 views.

The UAE Space Agency will announce details of its plans and objectives on Monday on the eve of a regional space forum in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The two-day Gulf Space and Satellite Forum, in its fifth year, is expected to attract high-ranking officials from the industry, including NASA, to discuss prospective work with the UAE. "We try to position the UAE as a regional leader in space, and hope in the future it will be part of the big space players,” said Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the agency's ...  Read More


Experts at Masdar Institute gathering reveal Graphene’s potential to accelerate innovations in defence, aerospace and security sectors

Posted on 25/05/2015: 250 views.

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, The University of Manchester and the Defence Services Marketing Council (DSMC), have announced the successful gathering of defence and aerospace professionals to discuss cutting-edge research on promising new ‘super materials'. The Partnering to ...  Read More

Details of competition released for Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge

Posted on 25/05/2015: 297 views.

Khalifa University, organisers of the upcoming Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, MBZIRC, has released information regarding the competition, including details on the tasks that the participants will have to complete and a call for "Intention to Participate and Request for ...  Read More

Infrastructure investment key to tackling youth unemployment crisis

Posted on 25/05/2015: 299 views.

THE DEAD SEA, JORDAN: Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum and a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa at the World Economic Forum, has highlighted that the strategic infrastructure investment plays a critical role in supporting much-needed growth and ...  Read More

UAE Cabinet endorses initiatives to boost healthcare services at federal and local levels

Posted on 25/05/2015: 279 views.

The UAE Cabinet yesterday endorsed the initiative to establish a national unified database of patients' medical records in the UAE. The initiative is one of the outcomes of the Cabinet's Government Innovation Lab, chaired last year in Sir Bani Yas by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of ...  Read More

Al Zayani greets GCC leaders on the occasion of the GCC 34th Anniversary

Posted on 25/05/2015: 184 views.

RIYADH: Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, GCC, expressed his sincere congratulations and blessings to Their Majesties and Highnesses, the Leaders of the GCC countries and to the citizens of the members states, on the ...  Read More

Sheikha Jawaher visits Syrian refugees in Egypt

Posted on 25/05/2015: 161 views.

6 OCTOBER CITY, EGYPT: Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and UNHCR Eminent Advocate, visited Egypt last week, during which she visited Al Shamla public school in 6th of October City which accommodates at least 320 Syrian students alongside 1,000 Egyptian ...  Read More

Emirates Red Crescent receives Dh150,000 from Serco to support relief efforts in Nepal

Posted on 25/05/2015: 180 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has received Dh150,000 from Serco Middle East, in a move to support ERC's efforts in providing humanitarian relief to victims of the earthquake that recently took place in Nepal. Mohammed Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarouni, Director of the ERC office in Dubai, received the ...  Read More

New batch of Yemeni families and injured arrive in UAE

Posted on 25/05/2015: 163 views.

A new batch of Yemeni families and Yemenis injured in the aggressive attacks by the Houthi militias and their supporters, arrived in Abu Dhabi at dawn yesterday to receive treatment in the UAE hospitals. This move comes as part of the efforts to implement the directives of President His Highness ...  Read More

Dubai Duty Free GK Village officially opens at Binotong in the Philippines

Posted on 25/05/2015: 183 views.

Dubai Duty Free, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the Dubai Duty Free Foundation, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement, has officially opened the Dubai Duty Free GK Village. The ceremony saw the operation hand over ...  Read More

Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah woos international investors at JIMEX 2015 in Amman

Posted on 25/05/2015: 149 views.

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, HFZA, recently showcased its facilities and services at JIMEX 2015, the 12th Machinery and Electro-mechanical Exhibition held at the Amman International Motors Show Centre in Jordan. Exhibitors representing more than 500 international companies converged from India, ...  Read More

Ministry of Economy leads Global Trade Development Week team to China

Posted on 25/05/2015: 174 views.

XIAN, CHINA: The Global Trade Development Week, GTDW, team, led by Ayesha Alkobaisi, Director of International Trade Organisations at the UAE Ministry of Economy and Project Director for GTDW, yesterday participated in a press conference to announce an agreement between GTDW and China New Silk Road ...  Read More

Waha Capital wins Cross-Border Deal Financing of the Year

Posted on 25/05/2015: 176 views.

Waha Capital, a leading Abu Dhabi-based investment company, has won the "Cross-Border Deal Financing of the Year" award from US-based The M&A Advisor for its sale of Aercap Holdings N.V. shares. This announcement follows another award that the company received from Banker ME for the same ...  Read More

UAE Banks Federation appoints independent agency to monitor Code of Conduct compliance

Posted on 25/05/2015: 212 views.

The UAE Banks Federation, a professional representative body representing 50 member banks operating in the UAE, has approved the appointment of a new independent monitoring agency for the implementation of its Code of Conduct by member banks. This decision was among the issues discussed at the ...  Read More

Sharjah Airport passenger numbers up 7% in April

Posted on 25/05/2015: 169 views.

Sharjah International Airport posted on Sunday a 7 per cent in increase in passenger numbers for the month of April. A total of 814,648 passengers used the airport in April compared to the 761,313 in April 2014, according to an emailed statement. The numbers posted by Sharjah International Airport ...  Read More

Etihad Airways honoured for Emiratisation programme

Posted on 25/05/2015: 180 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated a double win at the MENA HR Excellence Awards 2015, after being honoured in the Nationalisation Initiative of the Year and HR Professional of the Year categories. The MENA HR Excellence Awards, now in their seventh ...  Read More

UAE Youth Empowerment Strategy launches Youth Opinion Survey

Posted on 25/05/2015: 168 views.

The UAE Youth Empowerment Strategy, an initiative by the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Community Development, in cooperation with the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, is currently conducting a study on the opinions of Emiratis between the ages of 18 and 34 years. The 2015 Youth ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Police train with LAPD

Posted on 25/05/2015: 145 views.

The security support unit at Abu Dhabi Police took part in daily operations with the Los Angeles Police Department. Capt. Mohammed Al Buls, head of operations planning, said his team was divided into groups and each paired up with an LAPD patrol unit. Officers went to crime scenes saw arrests. The ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Municipality completes traffic improvements on Sheikh Zayed Road

Posted on 25/05/2015: 148 views.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is currently undertaking a project involving improvements on the Sheikh Zayed Road between the intersection of Haza bin Zayed junction and Qasr Al-Bahr junction, as part of the Municipal System's keenness to enhance the performance of the infrastructure to meet the ...  Read More

Du to introduce cloud-based teaching platform in schools

Posted on 25/05/2015: 174 views.

A new cloud-based teaching and learning platform will allow teachers to engage and connect with every student virtually in class. The smart software, called Cloud Class Flow by du telecommunications, is currently in its pilot phase and is being tested in Dubai International School at two sections ...  Read More

Emirates Falcons Photography Club aiming to hit the heights with new photography exhibition

Posted on 25/05/2015: 192 views.

Thirty four skilled members of the Emirates Falcons Photography Club, EFPC, are set to unveil their best work at a special exhibition in Al Ain after they teamed up with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, to put on the show. The club, which is based in Ras al-Khaimah and is ...  Read More

A celebration marking Africa Day takes place in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 25/05/2015: 170 views.

A number of diplomats from different African communities have celebrated Africa Day in Abu Dhabi in the presence of many officials from the GCC and the ambassadors of 27 African countries. The ceremony was held at the Armed Forces Officers Club, and featured fashion shows inspired by different ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi drivers have good outing at Rally de Portugal

Posted on 25/05/2015: 139 views.

Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg had an excellent day at the office in Vodafone Rally de Portugal, Round 5 of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Northern Irishman ended the day in a strong second overall while the Norwegian was well inside the points ...  Read More