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Travel series to be produced under #MyDubai

Posted on 28/08/2014: 63 views.

The ‘#MyDubai Trip' is a social travel series that documents the journey of some of the most influential Instagrammers from around the world as they experience Dubai. Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) on Wednesday announced that Qabeela New Media will join the #MyDubai initiative to produce a 12-episode travel series curated by well-known Emirati social travel experts, Peeta Planet. The ‘#MyDubai Trip' is a social travel series that documents the journey of some of the ...  Read More


Design master planning of Dubai Expo 2020 venue progressing well

Posted on 28/08/2014: 422 views.

The next stage design and master planning for Dubai Expo 2020's host venue, Dubai Trade Centre-Jebel Ali - a 438-hectare site that includes the dedicated gated 150-hectare Dubai Expo 2020 area and an additional surrounding residential, hospitality and logistics zone, is progressing well. The work ...  Read More

Young Emirati inventor plans big

Posted on 28/08/2014: 401 views.

LONDON: Even the gloomy British weather is a source of inspiration for the 10-year-old Emirati inventor, Adeeb Al Blooshi. The young scientist is on a world tour to help him build on his previous inventions, which include a prosthetic limb for his father and a housework robot for his ...  Read More

Emiratis shine at photography competition of Liwa Date Festival

Posted on 28/08/2014: 439 views.

The Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi have announced the results of the photography competition that was organised via Instagram in conjunction with the recent Liwa Date Festival. Hoping to strengthen the bonds between generations and safeguard the heritage of ...  Read More

Al Maktoum College in Scotland to celebrate graduation of 56 female students

Posted on 28/08/2014: 532 views.

The Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland will celebrate the graduation of its 19th batch of students from the Multiculturalism and Leadership Programme on Friday, August 29th, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and U.A.E. Minister of ...  Read More

Students visit art galleries, exhibitions around world

Posted on 28/08/2014: 167 views.

Nine students selected by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation take part in its Explorations in the Arts programme this summer. Omar Ali Al Zaabi dreams of bringing art and the desert together. He dreams of the UAE pushing its creativity beyond borders, away from clichés. "We went to ...  Read More

Emirati stand-up comic Sheida Ibrahim is raring to broaden her horizons and the UAE’s comedy scene

Posted on 28/08/2014: 155 views.

On her first evening performing as a stand-up comedian two years ago, Sheida Ibrahim didn't hesitate to poke fun at herself. The Emirati cracked jokes about her name and physical appearance as a teenager. "That was my first act, but looking back I'm wondering how could anyone have found that ...  Read More

Yas Mall to open in November: Aldar

Posted on 28/08/2014: 159 views.

Aldar Properties on Wednesday announced progress in the pre-opening phase of Yas Mall with the aerial fit-out of Geant hypermarket, which is planned to open in November 2014. Geant began its fit-out by installing an air-conditioning system. A helicopter was tasked with the installation, which ...  Read More

Etihad to deploy Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from December

Posted on 28/08/2014: 190 views.

Etihad Airways will start operating its Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from December this year, confirming an earlier announcement. Etihad will deploy the A380 aircraft for its three times a day flight to London, while Sydney will be the second city to be served by the A380. Meanwhile, the ...  Read More

New contact centre opens to support Etihad's Airway guests

Posted on 28/08/2014: 169 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has completed the final phase in the development of its Al Ain contact centre facility, with the opening of a second contact centre, bringing to three the number of centres within the UAE, and a total of four worldwide. The new ...  Read More

DEWA acclaimed as Stevie Award Gold Winner for Best Leadership Team in the World

Posted on 28/08/2014: 158 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has been awarded the Gold Stevie statuette at the 11th Annual International Business Awards for the Best Leadership Team Worldwide. During the global competition, DEWA surpassed global competitors to demonstrate the efficiency and capability of U.A.E. ...  Read More

Emirates ID wins Summit Best Government Website award

Posted on 28/08/2014: 146 views.

The Emirates Identity Authority website has won the Summit International Creative Award for the Best Government Website, "Excellence in Leadership and Development of Strategies for Digital Content and Cognitive Information". 24 countries across the globe competed for the award. Emirates ID said ...  Read More

More than 55 per cent of Abu Dhabi’s Unit 1 nuclear power plant complete

Posted on 28/08/2014: 178 views.

More than 55 per cent of Abu Dhabi's first nuclear reactor at Barakah, in the Western Region, is complete, said the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation. The government body released exclusive video footage to The National showing the work completed so far. International nuclear energy experts have ...  Read More

Dubai reinforces the diversity of its foreign trade in H1 2014

Posted on 28/08/2014: 226 views.

Dubai has cemented its position as a regional and global trading hub, as the world's trust in the emirate's potentials is leveraged in view of the highly developed infrastructure and efficient logistics and customs facilitations placed at the service of world trade flow. Figures released by Dubai ...  Read More

du to expand 4G LTE network for better connectivity

Posted on 28/08/2014: 156 views.

Du said that it will expand its 4G LTE network by 25 per cent by the end of the year, in a move that would enable faster connectivity and downloads. "Our internal analysis and monitoring of data usage patterns on our network has shown very healthy growth, in line with global trends,” said Saleem Al ...  Read More

Geneva Centre to cooperate with the League of Arab State

Posted on 28/08/2014: 151 views.

GENEVA: "We are working to cooperate with the League of Arab States and its specialised agencies to promote the Arab role in the United Nations system", said Dr. Hanif Al Qassim while meeting with Dr. Nabil El Araby On the sidelines of the visit of a high-level ministerial Arab delegation to ...  Read More

Leadership directives formed a cornerstone of global and local achievements in Ministry: Ghobash

Posted on 28/08/2014: 144 views.

Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour, has said that leadership directives formed a cornerstone of what has been achieved in the Ministry during the two strategic planning sessions (2008/2010) and (2011/2013). Ghobash, during a speech representing a recent book issued by Ministry of ...  Read More

ERC's sixth delegation distributes wheelchairs to injured Gazans

Posted on 28/08/2014: 139 views.

GAZA: The sixth delegation of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, ERC, has continued distribution of thousands of relief parcels to those affected by events taking place in Gaza for the third day in a row. ERC's sixth delegation yesterday distributed a range of wheelchairs to those injured, as ...  Read More

Zayed Housing Programme endorses names of 473 eligible citizens

Posted on 28/08/2014: 164 views.

The Zayed Housing Programme (ZHP), yesterday here endorsed in a meeting chaired by Dr. Abdullah Belhaiv, Minister of Public Works, Chairman of the ZHP, the names of 473 Emirati citizens entitled to the housing assistance worth Dh244 million, divided as follows: 57 grants, 399 loans and 17 ...  Read More

School leaders are our experts in developing education, says Dr. Al Qubaisi

Posted on 28/08/2014: 148 views.

Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director-General at the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), has stressed on the importance of school leadership in the planning and development process in order to fulfill ADEC's goals to improve education. During her welcome speech at the "School Leaders Forum", which hosted ...  Read More

UAE endurance squad gear up to defend title

Posted on 28/08/2014: 163 views.

The UAE endurance team faces its first test of reckoning on Thursday when it defends its title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. Significant interest has centred on the 160 metres marathon which has attracted a record 170 riders from 48 nations. The UAE return as ...  Read More

Yas to host regional qualifier for FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy

Posted on 28/08/2014: 154 views.

Up to 23 candidates from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia are to attend the regional qualifying event taking place from 28th September to 1st October for the 2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. Organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the event ...  Read More