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Camel beauties head for Al Dhafra fest

Posted on 19/12/2014: 375 views.

For several days now, the Western Region highway has been busy with trucks arriving from all over the Arabian Gulf, bringing in some of the most beautiful and most valuable camels from the region to compete in this year's Al Dhafra Camel Festival. Taking place in Madinat Zayed from December 20 to January 1, the annual festival of Bedouin traditions is expected to be bigger and more eventful than ever. Organised by the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi (CPHFC), the ...  Read More


Etihad Airways launches A380 and B787 in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 19/12/2014: 384 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has capped an incredible 12 months by unveiling its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft to more than 200 of the world's media in Abu Dhabi. The doors to the airline's two new flagship aircraft – in the distinctive new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi' ...  Read More

Jebel Ali Port efficiently handles biggest sugar carrier in world

Posted on 19/12/2014: 351 views.

Jebel Ali Port welcomed the biggest sugar carrier in the world, carrying 106 thousand tons of sugar imported from Brazil by Dubai's Al Khaleej Sugar Refinery, the world's largest stand-alone refinery. Welcoming the world's biggest sugar carrier at Jebel Ali Port were Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, ...  Read More

DP World shareholders approve London de-listing, acquisition of JAFZ

Posted on 19/12/2014: 367 views.

DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, on Thursday said its shareholders have approved delisting from the London Stock Exchange and the acquisition of Economic Zones World FZE (EZW), owner of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ). A company statement said that the resolutions put to ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid unveils Customer Services Centres' Rating plaque at DIFC Courts

Posted on 19/12/2014: 362 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has emphasised that the focus on customers and clients is a fundamental pillar in the success of any organisation. His Highness said this during the unveiling of a Customer Services Centres' ...  Read More

UAE commits US$1 million to UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund

Posted on 19/12/2014: 111 views.

NEW YORK: The UAE last night provided a US$1million donation to UN's Central Emergency Response Fund that allows humanitarian organisations to respond to the world's urgent crises. Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, announced the contribution at ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler guest of honour in UNESCO's celebration of World Arabic Language Day

Posted on 19/12/2014: 144 views.

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah was the guest of honour in a ceremony organised yesterday by UNESCO in Paris to celebrate World Arabic Language Day. Sheikh Sultan was received by Abdullah Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah ...  Read More

Saeed Al Murry wins MoI Award for Best Societal Screenplay

Posted on 19/12/2014: 122 views.

Dubai International Film Festival, DIFF, has announced Saeed Salmeen Al Murry as the winning filmmaker for the first Ministry of Interior Award for Best Societal Screenplay, an award worth $100,000. Al Murry received the award for his project ‘Going to Heaven', a screenplay highlighting a social ...  Read More

UAE seals air transport relations with Vietnam

Posted on 19/12/2014: 125 views.

The United Arab Emirates, represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has signed an Air Services Agreement, ASA, with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 16th December during the UAE-Viet Nam Business Leaders Forum which was held in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai. The agreement was ...  Read More

ENEC public forums focus on the latest updates in the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy programme

Posted on 19/12/2014: 107 views.

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, the organisation responsible for the development and operation of the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy programme, recently held public forums in Silla and Abu Dhabi. Attendees at Silla and the Abu Dhabi public forum heard from the CEO and Senior Management on ...  Read More

Dubai announces crude oil price for March

Posted on 19/12/2014: 204 views.

The Department of Oil Affairs of the Government of Dubai has announced that it has notified its customers that the official price of Dubai crude oil, to be delivered in March 2015, will be US$1 lower than the average daily settlement price of the Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract in Dubai ...  Read More

Foreign investors sold Dh 3.4 bn worth of shares on Dubai Financial Market

Posted on 19/12/2014: 161 views.

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) announced that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-UAE nationals, from December 14 to 18, reached about Dh3.3 billion, while value of stocks they sold stood at Dh3.4 billion, with net foreign investment on the market reaching Dh134.4 million during ...  Read More

Education Ministry's 2015-2021 plan promotes Arabic at schools

Posted on 19/12/2014: 186 views.

The UAE Ministry of Education's 2015-2021 development plan incorporated a number of approved projects and programmes for promoting Arabic at the country's schools, enabling students to master it and instilling its values in them, said Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education. Minister ...  Read More

UAE envoy, Egyptian defence minister attend funerals of aircraft crash martyrs

Posted on 19/12/2014: 189 views.

CAIRO: A military funeral was held yesterday for the four martyrs from the UAE and Egyptian armed forces who were killed yesterday in a military aircraft crash during a joint training exercise. Present were UAE Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Arab League Mohammed bin Nakhira Al ...  Read More