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Sir Bani Yas Island wins world’s leading sustainable tourism destination at 2014 World Travel Awards

Posted on 18/12/2014: 404 views.

Sir Bani Yas Island, the dedicated nature reserve that is being developed into a nature based touristic destination by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), has won ‘World's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination' at the 2014 World Travel Awards in Anguilla. The announcement came at a special ceremony held in Anguilla, in the presence of international tourism industry leaders, including senior officials of principal travel companies and tourist board chiefs. The World Travel ...  Read More


Dubai rated among top destinations for holiday season

Posted on 18/12/2014: 395 views.

British Airways has rated Dubai among top travel destinations this festive season along with other popular holiday spots such as Barbados, New York, Australia and Barcelona. British Airways' biggest Christmas operation kicked off with 2.7 million customers flying during the festive period and 267 ...  Read More

Four films from Abu Dhabi Film Festival head for Hollywood Hills with Golden Globe nominations

Posted on 18/12/2014: 394 views.

As testament to the quality of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) to curate and present exceptional films from around the globe to the local audience in Abu Dhabi, four films that previously participated at ADFF have been announced as nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. The nominated movies ...  Read More

Dubai Culture to mark International Arabic Language Day to underscore magnificence of the ‘Arabic Letter’

Posted on 18/12/2014: 406 views.

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai Culture, the emirate's dedicated authority for culture, arts, and heritage, is marking the annual International Arabic Language Day with an array of activities aimed at highlighting the beauty and the essence of the Arabic language. Held under the theme, ...  Read More

Al Ain Zoo evolves over the years

Posted on 18/12/2014: 378 views.

A wild animal taken into captivity only to be sold to a zoo where it will spend the rest of its life in a tight enclosure for the pleasure of viewing is a very disturbing fact for anyone who cares for nature. Sadly, such practices still exist, but most zoo parks around the world nowadays work ...  Read More

Solar plane set to arrive in Abu Dhabi next month

Posted on 18/12/2014: 201 views.

The Solar Impulse plane is set to arrive in Abu Dhabi in a few weeks, and will then leave the capital to circumnavigate Earth using nothing but energy from the sun. Weighing the equivalent of a standard sedan car, the Solar Impulse plane will take about 600 flying hours to go around Earth without ...  Read More

UAE among first to create water systems known as falajs

Posted on 18/12/2014: 186 views.

Archaeologists, heritage experts and researchers revealed that the UAE was among the first countries in the world to create the water systems known as falajs, and to create human settlements thousands of years ago. At the Conference on Water and Life in the Arabian Peninsula, experts stressed that ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid launches Dubai Strategy 2021

Posted on 18/12/2014: 284 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the Dubai Plan 2021. The launching ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE's financial sector primary driver of development

Posted on 18/12/2014: 217 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has emphasised that the UAE's financial plans and monetary policies are part of an all-encompassing national economic vision that is aimed at consolidating the global standing of its national ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed: UAE laid solid foundations for military

Posted on 18/12/2014: 196 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, emphasised that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has laid solid foundations for its advanced military through ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed directs building permanent heritage village

Posted on 18/12/2014: 205 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has given a directive for building a permanent heritage village in Al Wathba City at the site of Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014, taking place from 20 ...  Read More

ADFD: Abu Dhabi-funded housing project in Asilah to be completed soon

Posted on 18/12/2014: 183 views.

TANGIER: A 700-unit housing project in Asilah City, Morocco, will soon be completed at a total cost of Dh73 million, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, ADFD said that its three-phased community housing project also includes a museum, a school and a bus ...  Read More

Minister of Environment and Water inaugurates Agricultural Innovation Centre

Posted on 18/12/2014: 167 views.

Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, inaugurated yesterday the Agricultural Innovation Centre in Al -Dhaid, Sharjah, aimed to promote latest agricultural advancements and maintain the agricultural sector's sustainability in the UAE through state-of-the-art technological ...  Read More

UAE Relief Team distributes aid to 569 families of Syrian refugees in Jordan

Posted on 18/12/2014: 187 views.

AMMAN: Members of the UAE Relief Team yesterday distributed humanitarian aid to 569 families of Syrian refugees in Jordan, in implementation of the initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, ...  Read More

UAE condemns Peshawar terrorist massacre

Posted on 18/12/2014: 305 views.

The United Arab Emirates has expressed its denunciation of the cowardly act of terror which targeted a school in the city of Peshawar in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and claimed the lives of 141 citizens, including 132 children. His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler to attend UNESCO's World Arabic Language Day in Paris

Posted on 18/12/2014: 208 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, is to attend the celebrations of World Arabic Language Day on Thursday at the headquarters of the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture, UNESCO, in the French capital, Paris. The ...  Read More

Nanhua Futures joins DGCX as Broker Member

Posted on 18/12/2014: 165 views.

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, announced yesterday that Nanhua Futures Hong Kong, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nanhua Futures (China), the leading Chinese overseas futures company, has been approved as a Broker Member of the Exchange. Since its establishment in 1996, Nanhua Futures ...  Read More

DFM and Bahrain Bourse plan swift transfer of securities from second half of 2015

Posted on 18/12/2014: 193 views.

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) signed an agreement with Bahrain Bourse (BHB) to introduce an electronic system to enable investors to transfer their shares easily and quickly. The MoU creates the general framework that defines the guidelines of the transfer process and administers the relationship ...  Read More

ADPC launches "Maqta Gateway" project

Posted on 18/12/2014: 186 views.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) launched today a new innovative port community system project, "Maqta Gateway", to serve the community by interlinking ...  Read More

A Window on Korea to open in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 18/12/2014: 184 views.

A Window on Korea, WOK, is to be opened at Khalifa Park Library on Thursday 18th of December, by the National Library of Korea. The WOK offers over 1,931 material services such as K-POP, soap operas, movie materials, as well as the history of Korea, cultural, and academic related books. Over the ...  Read More

Sheikh Saif reviews anti-crime efforts of CID

Posted on 18/12/2014: 197 views.

Lt-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has reviewed the investigation management efforts exerted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The efforts included methods of combating crime, using the latest technology and maintaining the ...  Read More

DFWAC helped 836 cases up to the end of the third quarter of 2014

Posted on 18/12/2014: 123 views.

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, DFWAC, has provided care services for 836 cases of domestic violence and child abuse and human trafficking between the beginning of the year and the end of September. Afra Al Basti, Director-General of the Foundation, said that DFWAC received about 385 ...  Read More

Kite flyers head to Dubai for world record bid on 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival

Posted on 18/12/2014: 140 views.

Kite flyers from around the world will converge in Dubai next month to participate in the Dubai International Kite Fest (DIKF), as a part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which runs from 1 January to 1 February 2015. The 20th edition of DSF, which is organised ...  Read More