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Dubai Desert Triathlon makes history

Posted on 20/04/2014: 327 views.

Nearly 400 athletes were part of history in the making this morning as they competed in the first ever Dubai Desert Triathlon at Dubai International Endurance City. The world first event brought together the triathlon disciplines of cycling and running with the traditional Emirati heritage sport of endurance horse riding. The event, a partnership between Dubai Sports Council and Meydan, was a huge success, with the hundreds of participants and hundreds more support crews and spectators ...  Read More


Burj Khalifa stars in HD video from space

Posted on 20/04/2014: 501 views.

A "James Bond-like” high-definition video taken from space of the Burj Khalifa and other Dubai landmarks is making its rounds on social media. This comes after The Atlantic, an American magazine, featured its "impressive” qualities. The 27-second black-and-white video was taken using a satellite ...  Read More

Sharjah Museums Department explores use of nuclear techniques in archaeology

Posted on 20/04/2014: 315 views.

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) recently explored the use of nuclear techniques in archaeology, specifically in determining the age of pottery, papyrus and mummies. Represented by Nasir Al Darmaki, Curator, Sharjah Archaeology Museum, SMD attended a workshop organised by the Arab League of ...  Read More

Dubai World Trade Centre welcomes 2.2 million visitors in 2013 up by 20 per cent over 2012

Posted on 20/04/2014: 327 views.

Dubai World Trade Centre posted a record breaking year for 2013 with 2.2 million trade delegates and attendees visiting the growing calendar of events, exhibitions and congresses held at the MENASA region's largest venue operator and event organiser - marking the first time the figure has crossed ...  Read More

RTA, Dubai Culture sign MoU to transform six metro stations into Art Galleries

Posted on 20/04/2014: 339 views.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture); the first provides for transforming six of the Dubai Metro stations into art museums showcasing artistic and creative cultural works; a project that ...  Read More

DFRE to launch three-month summer celebrations

Posted on 20/04/2014: 193 views.

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) will launch three-month long celebrations and promotions for residents and visitors during summer. Summer celebrations will start in June as families and tourists arrive in Dubai in large numbers every day to enjoy the multiple experiences. DFRE's ...  Read More

ZonesCorp signs Dh367m contract with Jindal Saw Gulf at Hannover Messe

Posted on 20/04/2014: 180 views.

ZonesCorp is delighted to announce that it signed another agreement with the Jindal SAW Gulf for the expansion of its current facilities. The Agreement was signed at the Hannover Messe Industrial Fair last week. Jindal SAW Gulf is planning a Dh367m (US$100m) expansion of its ductile iron pipe ...  Read More

Business Cycle Index 2013 revealed strong performance of sectors with expectations of high growth rates

Posted on 20/04/2014: 301 views.

The economic performance in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi improved significantly in 2013, driven particularly by the growth and development of real estate, tourism and trade sectors, amid expectations of continued stimulants of growth, backed by decision makers in the Government of Abu Dhabi. The ...  Read More

Etisalat launches shared data plans for business customers for first time in UAE

Posted on 20/04/2014: 186 views.

Etisalat, the UAE's leading telecom services provider, has launched new shared mobile data plans for multiple users, for the first time in the region. Business DataShare allows businesses to access mobile data over range of devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Businesses can enjoy ...  Read More

Nakheel awards contracts worth over Dh47 million for Deira Islands

Posted on 20/04/2014: 166 views.

Dubai developer Nakheel has awarded contracts worth over Dh47 million for design and supervision services on Deira Islands including the Night Market and Board Walk on the project. Nakheel appointed AE7 for the design and supervision services including Master Planning, Parcelization and ...  Read More

SCA issues first market-maker license to NBAD

Posted on 20/04/2014: 185 views.

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has issued the first license for practicing of Market-Making activity to the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) following NBAD's fulfilment of all regulatory requirements. The issuance of the first Market-Making license came at a time UAE equity markets ...  Read More

Law to rationalise energy sources in pipeline, says Energy Minister

Posted on 20/04/2014: 209 views.

Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy has unveiled a new draft 'Rationalisation Law", being prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Water ahead of referring it to the Cabinet this year for endorsement. The law will be endorsed as a balanced policy to ...  Read More

Sharjah welcomes new 5-star hotel

Posted on 20/04/2014: 181 views.

Mohamed Ali Al Noman, chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, or SCTDA, has underscored the importance of public-private sector partnership in tourism sector, saying such a partnership has already contributed to the development of quality tourism product of Sharjah and ...  Read More

HAAD:MERS-CoV cases are well and expected to clear virus within 10-14 days, no public health concern

Posted on 20/04/2014: 234 views.

The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) announced 12 new cases for Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), who are well but incidentally found to be positive for MERS-CoV during routine screenings for contacts. The new positive MERS Coronavirus cases are expected to clear the virus within 10-14 days with no ...  Read More

RCA distributes aid to 400 displaced Syrian families north of Jordan

Posted on 20/04/2014: 180 views.

Amman: The UAE Red Crescent Authority's relief team in coordination with the concerned Jordanian authorities of the displaced Syrian affairs, has distributed a huge amount of dates and relief items among more than 400 displaced Syrian families in Mafraq City near the Syrian-Jordanian borders. The ...  Read More

Al Ketbi lights up UAE spirits at Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Posted on 20/04/2014: 191 views.

Held under the patronage of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the conclusion of the championship saw award-winning displays of athleticism as the top Jiu–Jitsu fighters from around the world competed for the ...  Read More

Al Qubaisi scores fastest times in free practice and starts in third grid at 6hrs Silverstone race

Posted on 20/04/2014: 190 views.

Supported by Emirates Global Aluminium, the Circuit Racing and Endurance Star Khaled Al Qubaisi is on his mission to represent the United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi Racing in what is considered the biggest World event for endurance (World Endurance Championship FIA WEC), where the Proton ...  Read More

UAE Rugby announces squad to compete against Singapore in 2014's Asian 5 Nations Division 1

Posted on 20/04/2014: 179 views.

UAE Rugby's 24-man squad that will compete against Singapore in 2014's Asian 5 Nations Division 1, at 7he Sevens in Dubai on Wednesday April 23rd 19:30, has been announced. Wednesday night's match-up is crucial to both sides as this solitary game will decide who will stay in Division 1 and who ...  Read More