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Louvre Abu Dhabi Talking Art series features discussion with cinema legend

Posted on 30/01/2015: 158 views.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Talking Art Series returned on Wednesday for 2015 with a discussion on Miniature Paintings and Film, led by the world-renowned filmmaker James Ivory at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Following a lecture about his outstanding collection of 98 Indian miniatures that has been acquired by Louvre Abu Dhabi, James Ivory treated the audience to an exclusive screening of his movie "Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures" (1978). Presented by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture ...  Read More


Cruise ship 'MS Balmoral' makes debut call at Zayed Port

Posted on 30/01/2015: 154 views.

MS Balmoral, the biggest cruise liner of the UK-based shipping line Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, made its first call at the Zayed Port, and was welcomed by Abu Dhabi Ports. The officials at the port presented a commemorative plaque to the captain to celebrate the maiden visit. With a capacity for 1,230 ...  Read More

Sky’s the limit for Emirati student and his 3D-printing drone

Posted on 30/01/2015: 190 views.

LONDON: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No … it's a 3D-printing aerial drone. Just ask Talib Alhinai, an Emirati PhD student at Imperial College London, whose mission is to help develop flying robots that improve people's lives. The 22-year-old is part of a team studying innovative, occasionally ...  Read More

UAE students design drone to dissipate fog at airports

Posted on 30/01/2015: 202 views.

A team of academics and students from Khalifa University have developed a drone for dissipating fog from an airport runway or a busy road within minutes. The design has reached the last 19 out of more than 400 entries in the international Drones For Good competition held in Dubai. Dr Reyad El ...  Read More

Disaster handbook launched by UAE authority

Posted on 30/01/2015: 153 views.

The UAE's disaster planning authority has published a guidebook on what to do in emergencies. The book, ‘Your Guide to Emergencies', is available in English and Arabic on the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority's website. The guide is aimed for the general public and key ...  Read More

Diamonds worth Dh367m on display in Dubai

Posted on 30/01/2015: 130 views.

Diamond jewellery worth US$100 million (Dh367 million) was on display during the Diamond Fashion Show as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) on Tuesday. The show was held at the Armani pavilion at the Burj Khalifa. Organised as part of the 20th edition of DSF in partnership with Dhamani ...  Read More

UAE Ambassador highlights government commitment to investing in education

Posted on 30/01/2015: 130 views.

Yousef Mana'a Saeed Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States of America, has highlighted the UAE government's commitment to investing in education and training future leaders. He also explained the importance of the five-year Emirates Leadership Initiative, which was launched in 2014 with the ...  Read More

UAE Ambassador to Oman presents credentials

Posted on 30/01/2015: 144 views.

Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, yesterday received Mohammed Sultan Saif Al Suwaidi, the UAE Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman who presented his credentials. Bin Abdullah welcomed the new envoy and wished him a pleasant stay as well as good luck in ...  Read More

UAE representative to UN in Geneva hails Kuwait's human rights record

Posted on 30/01/2015: 118 views.

GENEVA: The UAE's representative to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva, Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, has praised Kuwait's human rights record. Addressing the 21st session of Human Rights Council on review of Kuwait's national report before the Working Group on ...  Read More

UAE condemns Japanese hostage killing

Posted on 30/01/2015: 129 views.

The Foreign Ministry's statement expressed its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Japanese government and people. The UAE has condemned the brutal and shocking crime committed by the terrorist organisation Daesh by the killing of Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, in a heinous way which ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi hosts meeting of International Contact Group on Afghanistan

Posted on 30/01/2015: 128 views.

The UAE is committed to harness its strategic geographic location and its vast expertise to support development efforts in Afghanistan by launching development projects in sectors like agriculture, industry, health, education and housing services, and infrastructure like transport and ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches new initiative to boost Dubai Innovation Strategy

Posted on 30/01/2015: 135 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has launched a new 'Dubai Innovation Partners" with the aim to boost cooperation with a number of leading international companies. This cooperation is expected to develop and introduce creative ideas and innovative ...  Read More

ADNOC and Total sign New ADCO Concession Agreement

Posted on 30/01/2015: 125 views.

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, and Total yesterday signed the new 40-year ADCO Concession Agreement for the ADCO onshore oil fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In its press statement received by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, ADNOC said that by this agreement, Total, which presented ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi economic growth to slow in 2015, says Moody’s

Posted on 30/01/2015: 119 views.

Abu Dhabi's economic growth will slow to below three per cent in 2015 due to lower oil prices. However, the emirate's prudent economic policies will mitigate any negative impact of lower global crude prices, says ratings agency Moody's Investors Services. "While the drop in oil prices will likely ...  Read More

HCT Dubai Paramedic students present Ebola paper at International Conference

Posted on 30/01/2015: 178 views.

A group of Year-4 Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services students, from the HCT-Dubai Colleges, discussed the effects and impact of the Ebola virus on an international stage when they presented a paper at the recently held Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in ...  Read More

Princess Haya calls for more sustainable healthcare systems to help advance geriatric care in the Middle East

Posted on 30/01/2015: 132 views.

Held under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Leaders in Healthcare Conference opened today at the ...  Read More

Cleveland clinic physicians reveal therapeutic sophisticated methods at Arab Health Congress 2015

Posted on 30/01/2015: 129 views.

More than 20 key physicians from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, have discussed at Arab Health Congress 2015, the latest research conducted by the medical teams at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, in the United States, to reach diagnostic and therapeutic sophisticated methods in various medical specialties to ...  Read More

Al Ain Stadium among the best in the world

Posted on 30/01/2015: 120 views.

The Emirates' most modern stadium has been nominated to become Stadium of the Year 2014. It is now subject to two votes, one by the public and the other by a specialised jury of architects. The Hazza bin Zayed Stadium is among a number of venues nominated for the Stadium of the Year award. Stadium ...  Read More

Previous champions to battle for title in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship

Posted on 30/01/2015: 115 views.

At least four winners of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be bidding to regain or retain their crown when play gets underway in the WTA Premier 5 event on 15th February. Defending champion Venus Williams has lifted the trophy on no fewer than three occasions, first claiming the title ...  Read More

No obstacle too great for female UAE weightlifter

Posted on 30/01/2015: 122 views.

Ansaf Saeed is used to overcoming obstacles — no matter how big or tiring. The Emirati, who contracted polio as a youngster, has worked hard to prove that despite her disability, she can do what able-bodied people can do just as well, if not better, be they men or women. Ms Saeed, 34, joined the ...  Read More

Free Nol cards worth Dh100k for Dubai's Car Free Day

Posted on 30/01/2015: 128 views.

Nol cards worth Dh100, 000 will be given away for free to thousands of Dubai Metro users on February 4 to support the 6th Car-Free Day being celebrated by the Dubai Municipality. Commuters heading to work on the Metro will be given Gold and Silver Nol cards charged with different amounts, a senior ...  Read More

Kite-flying enthusiasts turn out for Dubai festival

Posted on 30/01/2015: 122 views.

Giant blue whales, tigers and teddy bears will fill the emirate's skyline this weekend as the city welcomes some of the best kite flyers from around the world. The three-day Dubai International Kite Festival started in spectacular fashion on Thursday on the beach at Jumeirah 3, behind Sunset ...  Read More