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Emirates Airline is first airline to introduce audio description soundtracks for inflight movies

Posted on 31/07/2014: 429 views.

Emirates Airline continues to set industry standards by becoming the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen, and says it will offer more than 50 movies with Closed Captions this August. Emirates' ice (information, communication and entertainment) was recently awarded the ‘World's Best Airline Inflight Entertainment' award at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards for the 10th consecutive year. ...  Read More


Dubai best performing realty in the Middle East

Posted on 31/07/2014: 360 views.

Dubai has got the status of the best performing luxury real estate market in the Middle East, property consultancy Knight Frank revealed on Wednesday in its latest research. Dubai's 6.3 per cent annual price growth of luxury homes is also slightly better than the global average recorded during the ...  Read More

Dubai’s hotel boom has designer labels

Posted on 31/07/2014: 371 views.

The air conditioning vents in the Palazzo Versace hotel here zigzag like the Versace design. Every piece of the giant, colourful mosaics that decorate the bathtubs is handmade and imported from Italy. Staff uniforms will be designed by the House of Versace. With new luxury, five-star hotels opening ...  Read More

Aldar to launch apartments in Abu Dhabi’s tallest tower

Posted on 31/07/2014: 339 views.

Aldar Properties intends to launch 474 residential units for rent in Abu Dhabi city in the last quarter, said Talal Al Dhiyebi, executive director of Asset Management at Aldar. The 474 units are part of the WTC Residences in downtown Abu Dhabi. Construction work in the residence tower was ...  Read More

Damac will list on DFM in major boost for U.A.E. stock markets

Posted on 31/07/2014: 351 views.

In a major boost for U.A.E. stock markets, Damac, the luxury property developer, is to list shares on the Dubai Financial Market. The listing will put Damac in the top 10 of U.A.E. listed companies, with a market capitalisation of about US$3.5 billion, and will give regional retail investors the ...  Read More

du finishes 800MHz trial run to improve mobile coverage

Posted on 31/07/2014: 177 views.

Du, the Middle East's fastest growing telecommunications service provider, on Wednesday announced successful field testing for LTE-A Carrier Aggregation between the 800MHz band and the 1800MHz band, a new mobile broadband technology that is aimed at providing greater speed and reliability to mobile ...  Read More

Dubai Festival City to launch ‘Disney Fantasy Cruise’

Posted on 31/07/2014: 178 views.

Dubai Festival City (DFC) Mall is giving away five all-expenses paid "Disney Fantasy Cruise” holidays as part of the very exciting programme of activities that is planned for families throughout the summer season.

By shopping for over Dhs150 or more at any store in Dubai Festival City ...  Read More

ADFD funding in underdeveloped countries hit Dh61b

Posted on 31/07/2014: 202 views.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, or ADFD, which is celebrating its 43rd anniversary this month, has funded Dh61 billion development projects in the underdeveloped countries. Established on July 15, 1971 on the directive of the U.A.E.'s founder President, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ...  Read More

Capital calls for agriculture experts

Posted on 31/07/2014: 193 views.

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), the world's most influential event for the future of sustainable agriculture, has launched the call for innovations for next year's event, to be held from March 9-10, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014. GFIA ...  Read More

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits South Iran, 300 kilometre from Abu Dhabi

Posted on 31/07/2014: 200 views.

U.A.E.'s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has registered an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on Richter scale which hit South Iran, 300 kilometres from Abu Dhabi, this morning. A mild tremor was felt in the different parts of the U.A.E., the NCMS added. – Emirates News Agency WAM - ...  Read More

Arab Parliament decries continuation of Israeli aggression on Palestinian people in Gaza

Posted on 31/07/2014: 189 views.

CAIRO:The Speaker of Arab Parliament, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, has denounced the continuation of the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people in Gaza. He described in a statement that the Israeli operations as brutal, adding that Israel blatantly violates all the human rights and war ...  Read More

U.A.E.'s Red Crescent offers more aid to displaced Gazans

Posted on 31/07/2014: 179 views.

GAZA: The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on Wednesday has given out more food aid to internally displaced Gazan Palestinians in different areas of calamity-stricken Gaza Strip. Emad Abu Laban, Director of the ERC Office in Gaza, said the agency distributed more than 2300 food packages to the refugees ...  Read More

Dh373m grant to establish research centre

Posted on 31/07/2014: 182 views.

A Dh373-million grant from the U.A.E. could soon pave the way towards diagnosing and treating a host of rare and complex diseases in children. The grant, made by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme President of the Family Development ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi powerboat team trains in Italy

Posted on 31/07/2014: 193 views.

Abu Dhabi's Formula one and Formula Two power boat teams on Thursday are leaving for Italy for training for Grand Prix of China, which will be organised in Liuzhou, China, on 1-2 October, on directives from H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to U.A.E. President, and Chairman of ...  Read More