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UAE ranks first on women empowerment in Arab world: Arab Women Foundation

Posted on 03/08/2015: 284 views.

CAIRO: The United Arab Emirates ranks number one in the Arab world on empowerment of Women for the year 2014, according to the Arab Women Foundation. In its annual report for 2014 on the reality of the participation of Arab women in decision-making bodies, governments, parliaments and parliamentary elections in the Arab countries, the Foundation expressed its appreciation to the UAE for pursuing polices of women empowerment. Women constitute 22 percent of the membership of the Federal National ...  Read More

Vice President urges for cooperation among educational institutions, gets briefed on new academic year

Posted on 03/08/2015: 240 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has directed boosting a culture of integration, cooperation and dialogue between the Ministry of Education, and school zones and educational leaders nationwide. He added that such a cooperation ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Governor General of Commonwealth of Australia

Posted on 03/08/2015: 236 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum this evening received at Zabeel Palace the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, who is currently visiting the UAE as part of a regional tour. Sheikh Mohammed and ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid inspects Deira Wharf

Posted on 03/08/2015: 248 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday inspected Deira Wharf, fully accomplished by the Dubai Municipality at a cost of Dh 250 million, at the entrance of Dubai Creek. Sheikh Mohammed stopped at the wharf, observing the ...  Read More

New Suez Canal channel will stimulate regional and international trade: Sultan Al Jaber

Posted on 03/08/2015: 253 views.

CAIRO: Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Chairman of the Coordination Office of the UAE-funded Development Projects in Egypt, has stressed the great role the new Suez Canal channel will play in cementing Egypt's status as a key contributor to world trade and economy ...  Read More

ADFD participates in ground-breaking ceremony of social housing project in Seychelles

Posted on 03/08/2015: 281 views.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) recently participated in the ground-breaking ceremony of a social housing project in Seychelles, hosted by the Government of Seychelles. Located in Mahe Island, one of the largest islands of the Republic of Seychelles, the project is funded by an Dh33 million ...  Read More

UAE ship carrying 450 tonnes of food supplies arrives in Somalia

Posted on 03/08/2015: 264 views.

BOSASO, SOMALIA: Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a ship carrying 450 tonnes of humanitarian food supplies has ...  Read More

ERC becomes first humanitarian organisation nationwide to receive ISO

Posted on 03/08/2015: 241 views.

Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has become the first humanitarian organisation to receive ISO certification 9001/2008 in recognition for its efforts to upgrade services. Mohammed Yousef Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary-General for Support Services at the ERC, received the ISO certification at the ERC ...  Read More

Etihad Airways new B787-9 Dreamliner raises bar on Singapore route

Posted on 03/08/2015: 264 views.

Etihad Airways has set a new benchmark for luxury travel on the UAE-Singapore route with the start of daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services this weekend. Flight EY470 departed Abu Dhabi at 10pm last night and touched down at Singapore's Changi Airport at 10.15am today. The return flight EY473 will ...  Read More

Emirates celebrates five years in Spain with new A380 service to Madrid

Posted on 03/08/2015: 240 views.

MADRID: Emirates' A380 route network extended even further with the launch of a daily A380 flight to Madrid yesterday, the 35th international A380 destination on the airline's network. Emirates is the first airline to offer a scheduled A380 service to Madrid which coincides with the five year ...  Read More

Emaar Properties records 12% growth in first half

Posted on 03/08/2015: 161 views.

Global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC recorded a net profit of Dh 2.205 billion (US$ 600 million) during the first six months of 2015 (January to June). This 12 per cent is higher than the first half 2014 net profit of Dh 1.977 billion (US$ 538 million). Revenue for H1 2015 is Dh 6.497 ...  Read More

Emirates NBD named UAE’s best bank by Euromoney

Posted on 03/08/2015: 154 views.

Emirates NBD announced yesterday it had been recognised as ‘Best Bank in the UAE', at the 23rd annual Euromoney Middle East Awards for Excellence 2015. The award was presented to Abdulla Qassem, Group Chief Operating Officer – Emirates NBD, at a distinguished award ceremony held in Dubai, and ...  Read More

Mobile banking on the rise in UAE

Posted on 03/08/2015: 166 views.

Mobile banking is the fastest-growing segment across the globe due to its increasing popularity and the UAE is no exception. It is part of the core banking strategy of most of the financial institutions that are developing mobile apps to cash in on the high demand from the bankers. Latest data ...  Read More

SCA issues first securities lending and borrowing agent approval

Posted on 03/08/2015: 160 views.

As part of its sustained efforts to develop local capital markets and meet the needs of investors and all strategic partners, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has granted the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) approval to engage in securities lending and borrowing activities. NBAD is ...  Read More

UAE energy subsidy reforms to boost public finances

Posted on 03/08/2015: 168 views.

The recent fuel and power subsidy reforms in the UAE will have a sustainable impact on the government's finances and could be visible in fiscal balances, according to economists. "We revise higher our 2016 fiscal surplus forecast to 2.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), from 2.2 per cent ...  Read More

DCCI registers 8,830 new companies in H1

Posted on 03/08/2015: 173 views.

In the first half of 2014, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has registered a substantial growth in its membership base, which the non-profit business facilitator accredits to Dubai's rising profile as a sound business destination and its attractiveness to global investors. Between ...  Read More

Consumer Confidence Index in the Economic Performance increased by 5 points in contrast with Q4, 2014: Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/08/2015: 168 views.

The index record of the consumer confidence in the economic performance of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of this year increased by 5 points and recorded about 138 points on average as compared to 133 points in the fourth quarter of the previous year. The finding came within the ...  Read More

Tasneef classifies 31 ships for Irshad

Posted on 03/08/2015: 166 views.

In line with its strategy aiming to cover 50 percent of the maritime Arab classification market, Emirates Classification Society "Tasneef" and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company "Irshad", a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC; recently signed a one year contract to survey and classify 31 of ...  Read More

41 suspects referred to Federal Supreme Court over terrorist charges

Posted on 03/08/2015: 174 views.

Salem Saeed Kubaish, the UAE Attorney General has announced that 41 people of various nationalities, including Emiratis, have been referred to the Federal Supreme Court on charges of setting up a terrorist organisation. He said that an investigation by the Public Prosecution in Attorney General's ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi introduces smart system to rescue traffic accident victims

Posted on 03/08/2015: 162 views.

The Abu Dhabi Police have introduced a smart programme to hasten rescue operations during traffic-related accidents. The device-based CRS programme, which keeps a database of vehicles, will enable the Emergency and Public Safety Department to access information about the important areas - air bags, ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Municipality implements sustainable street lighting strategy

Posted on 03/08/2015: 169 views.

Abu Dhabi Municipality is implementing a sustainable street lighting strategy to cut the total cost of lighting by approximately 60 to 75 per cent over the next 20 years. Switching from traditional lights on streets and underpasses to LED lights will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and maintenance ...  Read More

Companies offer to fund Think Science projects

Posted on 03/08/2015: 164 views.

Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation, has announced that four public and private sector investors are set to provide incubation funding to Think Science projects. The foundation was set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to ...  Read More

Food bus, the latest buzz at Modhesh World

Posted on 03/08/2015: 156 views.

A mobile restaurant is driving food-lovers crazy at the 16th edition of Modesh World where every step is counted as 'new adventure' in entertaining people. Yumtingz, the innovative food bus, offers fast food menu including sandwiches, burgers, waffles, fries as well as fresh juices, fruits and ...  Read More

Hailstorm, rains in Ras Al Khaimah; valleys flooded

Posted on 03/08/2015: 161 views.

Hailstorms and heavy rains lashed Masafi and other areas in Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday. Al Ajili valley in Ras Al Khaimah witnessed heavy rains for the second day, which led to flooding. Heavy rains were also reported from Fujairah. The National Centre of Metrology and Seismology (NCMS) said a heavy ...  Read More

UAQ wetlands attract rare birds and birdwatchers

Posted on 03/08/2015: 160 views.

The Khor Al Beidah wetlands attracts thousands of birds, as well as flocks of birdwatchers. "You have 25 different species of birds and you have thousands of them,” said Tommy Pedersen, a captain with Emirates Airline. "It is quite a sight.” Among the rare birds is the Great Knot, a small wader ...  Read More

President Khalifa's horse crowned champion at Qatar Goodwood Festival

Posted on 03/08/2015: 164 views.

LONDON: Sir Bani Yas, a horse owned by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was crowned champion at the Qatar International Stakes for Purebred Arabians at the Goodwood Festival, held in England. The stallion, ridden by jockey Jean-Bernard Eyquem, fought a hard 1,600 metre ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi seal third place in Rally Finland

Posted on 03/08/2015: 157 views.

Crossing super-fast special stages at the Finnish GP with a total distance of 319.38Km, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team clinches third place with Mads Ostberg. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT enhanced its second place in manufacturers championship with 141 points. It was quite technical for ...  Read More