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Dubai satellite captures image of Mecca from space

Posted on 02/07/2015: 275 views.

As Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, one of Dubai's satellites has captured a stunning image of Mecca from high above the earth. The one metre resolution image was released by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre on Wednesday, offering a unique perspective of the holy site to mark the arrival of the holy month. DubaiSat-2 was launched in 2013 to capture high-resolution images and is the second UAE owned satellite to orbit the earth in an observational capacity. It was built mainly by ...  Read More


UAE condemns terrorist attacks in North Sinai

Posted on 02/07/2015: 243 views.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the terrorist attacks which took place in North Sinai yesterday and resulted in martyrdom of several Egyptian army personnel. In a statement issued yesterday, the ministry renewed UAE leadership, government and people's stand by the brotherly Arab ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets with Scotland's former First Minister

Posted on 02/07/2015: 239 views.

LONDON: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, yesterday met with Scotland's former First Minister, Alex Salmond. During the meeting, they reviewed the existing bilateral relations between the UAE and UK as well as ways to enhance them for the benefit of the two friendly ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed, UK counterpart discuss bilateral relations

Posted on 02/07/2015: 229 views.

LONDON: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, yesterday discussed with U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, the existing bilateral relations between the UAE and UK as well as ways to enhance them in the best service of the two friendly peoples and countries. The ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets UK Defence Secretary

Posted on 02/07/2015: 236 views.

LONDON: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, yesterday met with Michael Fallon, UK Secretary of State for Defence in London. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, especially in the defence ad military domains as well as ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid emphasises media's crucial role in facing challenges

Posted on 02/07/2015: 181 views.

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received yesterday editors-in-chief of local newspapers, national media leaders, representatives of Arab and international news agencies, press and TV channels, operating in the UAE. Present ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team

Posted on 02/07/2015: 158 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces received this evening at Al Bateen Palace members of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team who won the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the meeting attended by H.H. ...  Read More

Sheikh Zayed’s chief interpreter gives insight into founding of UAE

Posted on 02/07/2015: 145 views.

From the admiration of his people to his belief in progression, guests at Wednesday evening's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis were given an insight into the founding President, Sheikh Zayed. The country's early years were recounted by Sheikh Zayed's chief interpreter, Zaki Nusseibeh, who was the ...  Read More

Lubna chairs UAE delegation at Tidewater Meeting in Netherlands

Posted on 02/07/2015: 163 views.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) and Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid said that despite the success achieved at Millennium Development Goals, but the current preliminary indications aimed to ...  Read More

UAE heads ‘Internet of Things’ expert group at ITU

Posted on 02/07/2015: 193 views.

GENEVA: The International Telecommunication Union, ITU, has agreed to create a new research committee for the Internet of Things, a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data, during the consultative group meeting ...  Read More

Bank of China GM rings market bell to celebrate listing of two billion Renminbi bond on Nasdaq Dubai

Posted on 02/07/2015: 149 views.

Tian Jun, General Manager, Bank of China Abu Dhabi Branch, yesterday rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of a two billion Renminbi (Chinese Yuan, or US$322 million) bond on Nasdaq Dubai. The listing underlines the exchange's success in attracting securities from Chinese and other ...  Read More

Central Bank to stop cash withdrawal/deposit service to banks, exchange houses on Saturday of each week

Posted on 02/07/2015: 161 views.

The Central Bank of the UAE has announced that, with effect from Saturday 5 September 2015, and as per its notice issued to all banks and exchange houses, it will stop providing cash withdrawal/deposit service to banks and exchange houses on Saturday of each week. In a statement, the Central Bank ...  Read More

Emirates upgrades airport shuttle buses to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Posted on 02/07/2015: 159 views.

Emirates' customers can now look forward to an enhanced travel experience, with the introduction of new, bespoke transfer shuttles designed in the iconic Emirates A380 livery. The complimentary bus service for Economy Class customers that operates between Dubai International Airport to and from Abu ...  Read More

ADTC and HCT launch new manpower development system to boost Emirati jobs

Posted on 02/07/2015: 156 views.

The Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, ADTC, has partnered with the Higher Colleges of Technology, HCT, in Abu Dhabi to launch the first phase of a new online manpower system which will assist Emirati graduates match their skill-sets to jobs in the Abu Dhabi labour market. The new Mustaqbali, or "My ...  Read More

Ruler of Ajman allocates 1,100 plots to Zayed Housing Programme and Committee of UAE's President Initiatives

Posted on 02/07/2015: 134 views.

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, has ordered the allocation of 1,100 plots in Helio district, Ajman, to the Zayed Housing Programme and the Committee of UAE's President Initiatives. He stressed the need for easing procedures and speeding up survey ...  Read More

MBRF unveils details of books by Emirati writers about Japan

Posted on 02/07/2015: 171 views.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, has announced details about three books being written by Emirati writers after their visit to Japan last April under the ‘Writers Exchange' category of the MBRF Dubai International Programme for Writing, which aims to encourage Arab talent to ...  Read More

Sharjah International Book Fair launch Matchmaking Programme 2015

Posted on 02/07/2015: 166 views.

The Sharjah International Book Fair's, SIBF, Matchmaking Programme is now open for applications from International publishing rights professionals who have a catalogue of translation rights to buy or sell. Hosted as part of SIBF's Translation Rights Centre, the fifth annual SIBF Matchmaking ...  Read More

ERC land convoy arrives in Amman to assist Syrian refugees

Posted on 02/07/2015: 165 views.

AMMAN: The 18th Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) humanitarian aid convoy, carrying food stuff items for Ramadan and shelter materials, has recently arrived in Amman to ease the suffering of the Syrian refugees in Jordan. Since the beginning of the crisis, the ERC has been providing the humanitarian aid ...  Read More

5,000 in Somalia benefit from ERC Ramadan programme

Posted on 02/07/2015: 160 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has intensified its Ramadan programmes in Somalia and has provided Iftar meals to 5,000 fasting people in a number of areas of Mogadishu. The Emirates Red Crescent identified areas in densely populated areas, displaced populations and poor neighbourhoods for the ...  Read More

Nahyan bin Zayed chairs 1st meeting of Higher Organising Committee of 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Posted on 02/07/2015: 160 views.

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Chairman of Higher Organising Committee of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, extended greetings to President His ...  Read More

New parks and plazas for Dubai under way

Posted on 02/07/2015: 153 views.

Nine public parks and public squares are currently being built in Dubai, Hussain Lootah, Director-General, Dubai Municipality, said. The projects, worth Dh77 million in total, will add more green and leisure spaces in the city. Lootah said the projects are in line with the aims of the municipality ...  Read More