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U.A.E. is world’s third most attractive infrastructure investment market

Posted on 23/09/2014: 306 views.

The U.A.E. is the third most attractive market in the world for investment in infrastructure, according to EC Harris, the global asset consultancy company. The U.A.E. ranked third globally and second regionally for its strong business environment, healthy pipeline of development work and growing economic, making it an attractive country for investors including pension funds and banks. The findings come from the second ARCADIS Global Infrastructure Investment Index, which ranks 41 countries by ...  Read More


Abdullah bin Zayed participates in GCC Foreign Ministers' meeting in New York

Posted on 23/09/2014: 255 views.

NEW YORK: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has participated in a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Foreign Ministers. The meeting was chaired by Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and was held on ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Syrian Opposition Coalition President to discuss developments in Syria

Posted on 23/09/2014: 244 views.

NEW YORK: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has met with Hadi al-Bahra, President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed was ...  Read More

Khalifa restructures U.A.E. Central Bank Board

Posted on 23/09/2014: 248 views.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree restructuring the board of directors of the Central Bank of the U.A.E.. According to the Decree, the following board members will serve a four- year term: Khalifa Mohammed Al Kindi, Chairman of the Board, Khalid ...  Read More

U.A.E. participates in international convention to protect Marine Turtles

Posted on 23/09/2014: 208 views.

The Ministry of Environment and Water took part in an international convention to conserve and protect marine turtles in and around the Indian Ocean. The seventh meeting of the Conservation and Management of Marine Turtles and their Habitats of the Indian Ocean and South-east Asia took place in ...  Read More

U.A.E.’s Peeta Planet brothers to attend world development summit in NYC

Posted on 23/09/2014: 163 views.

Two globe-trotting Emirati brothers are representing the U.A.E. at a conference organised by the Clinton family in the US. Mohammed and Peyman Al Awadhi, the executive producers and co-hosts of the travel show Peeta Planet, are leading a panel at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New ...  Read More

Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation continues to aid displaced Iraqis

Posted on 23/09/2014: 148 views.

ERBIL: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) has decided on the continuation of distributing of assistance to the Iraqi displaced. The move comes as a result of the increase of their numbers due to war, indicating that it had expanded its operation to cover three new areas for the ...  Read More

Most of Dubai residents happy, feel safe

Posted on 23/09/2014: 165 views.

A new study exploring social issues in Dubai revealed that Dubai residents ranked among the happiest in the world. The findings were announced on Monday by the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA). Focusing on life in Dubai, social cohesion, social needs, human rights, national identity, ...  Read More

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi raises the curtain on its sensational new shows this October

Posted on 23/09/2014: 154 views.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is promising guests triple the fun with a mix of live performances this autumn. The combination of action, adventure, comedy, dance and illusion themed shows is set to appeal to audiences of all ages from October 2014. Kicking off the excitement is the brand new "Mission ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s Emirates Film Competition announces 2014 line-up

Posted on 23/09/2014: 152 views.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) 2014, powered by twofour54, has announced the selection for this year's Emirates Film Competition (EFC). The upcoming edition of the competition features a total of 53 films, of which 37 films are directed by women, representing a variety of genres. The line-up also ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority announces upcoming public programme

Posted on 23/09/2014: 185 views.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Lest We Forget Initiative, has announced its upcoming public programme in support of Qasr Al Hosn's permanent exhibition, aimed at bringing the stories of the past to life. Scheduled to run from September 23rd until ...  Read More

Emirates Green Building Council, Canon kick off partnership to promote sustainable living across the U.A.E.

Posted on 23/09/2014: 231 views.

In line with Canon Middle East's efforts to promote sustainable living, the world leader in imaging solutions has partnered with the Emirates Green Building Council to support initiatives in the U.A.E. regarding renewable resources and conservation. As part of the campaign to increase community ...  Read More

Dubai International registers record 6.6 million passengers in August 2014

Posted on 23/09/2014: 147 views.

Passenger traffic at Dubai International has bounced back from a three-month slump resulting from a major runway upgrade project which concluded on July 20th to register a record 6.6 million passengers in August 2014. Monthly passenger traffic at Dubai International reached 6,648,058 in August ...  Read More

Emirates sets sights on more US routes

Posted on 23/09/2014: 165 views.

CHICAGO: Emirates Airline, the world's largest international carrier, seeks to expand its US service, possibly making America one of its three largest sources of revenue, a senior official said. Tim Clark, president of the Dubai-based carrier, told Bloomberg that although the US now drives just 7 ...  Read More

Dubai’s vibrant hotel industry set to increase capacity to 160,000 by 2020

Posted on 23/09/2014: 160 views.

The thriving hospitality industry of Dubai, recording consistently high occupancy rates and sustained expansion, is on track to boost capacity to 160,000 by 2020. Since 1999, Dubai's vibrant hotel industry has been on a phenomenal growth. From 378 properties comprising 254 hotels and 124 hotel ...  Read More

Dubai Customs continues developing its user-friendly smart services

Posted on 23/09/2014: 172 views.

Guided by the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, towards delivering first-class government services to the U.A.E. community; Dubai Customs continues developing its smart services to ensure smooth and fast completion of ...  Read More

DEWA awards Dh250 million contract for 400kV substation in Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

Posted on 23/09/2014: 169 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has awarded the contract to build a new 400 kV substation for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Seih Al Dahal. The Dh250 million project will link the second project of the Solar Park to DEWA's grid. The Independent Power Producer (IPP) ...  Read More

U.A.E. is self-sufficient in tissue production through 3 Abu Dhabi mills: Paper Arabia 2014

Posted on 23/09/2014: 145 views.

The per capita consumption of tissue in the U.A.E. in 2013 was 12 kg, as opposed to 4.5 kg in China, 24 kg in the U.S.A. and 16 kg in Western Europe, according to industry officials. The statistics were released on the side-lines of Paper Arabia 2014, the first-of-its-kind industry expo, which was ...  Read More

99.69% establishments complied with midday break decision: Ministry of Labour

Posted on 23/09/2014: 134 views.

The Ministry of Labour has announced that 96.69 percent private companies complied with this summer midday break, raising the level of commitment by the employers more than the past ten years. It further stated that 77522 facilities were inspected during the period, while the level of uncommitted ...  Read More

Traffic accidents decreased by 10.7 percent in U.A.E. over 8 months

Posted on 23/09/2014: 144 views.

Traffic accidents registered in the U.A.E. over the first eight months of 2014 have decreased by 10.7 percent, according to statistics released by the Traffic Coordination Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI). There have been 3,170 accidents so far this year, as compared to the 3,549 ...  Read More

Salik holds record of being the biggest tolling system in the world

Posted on 23/09/2014: 146 views.

Salik is the biggest tolling system in the world in terms of multiple lanes covered, and the widest toll gate in one direction, said the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Providing a free traffic gate spanning 44 meters in one direction and covering 12 lanes on Sheikh Zayed Road in both ...  Read More

Emirati aims for prized place at FIA Institute

Posted on 23/09/2014: 146 views.

Emirati Mansour Al Helei is looking to take another important step in his motor sport career in Abu Dhabi next week when he competes for a place at next year's FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. The Automobile and Touring Club of the U.A.E. has selected Al Helei to represent the nation ...  Read More

Emirati fencer Majed Al Mansoori, 21, reaches foil quarter-finals at Asian Games

Posted on 23/09/2014: 134 views.

Emirati fencer Majed Al Mansoori, 21, made it to the quarter-finals of the men's foil individual fencing pursuit on Monday at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Al Mansoori won two of his four pool matches, defeating Kazakhstan's Bidarev Yuriy 5-3 and Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Hazzazi, ...  Read More