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Abu Dhabi dives deep for another world record

Posted on 24/04/2014: 312 views.

Scuba divers plunged the depths of the city's ports yesterday in an attempt to break the record for the world's largest underwater clean-up. Organised by Abu Dhabi Ports Company together with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, the clean-up covered Abu Dhabi's Free Port, the New Free Port, the nearby Fisherman's Port, Zayed Port and Das Island. The effort, which took place over the course of 24 hours, started in the early hours of yesterday morning. The goal, said organisers, was to secure the ...  Read More

French duo sets highest Base jump record from Burj Khalifa

Posted on 24/04/2014: 335 views.

Two French daredevils broke a Guinness World Record for the highest Base jump after jumping from the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa and spiralling down the world's tallest man-made structure. Professional base jumpers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen broke the record on Monday between 6am and 9am after ...  Read More

Growth more important than salary for Emiratis

Posted on 24/04/2014: 308 views.

More and more Emiratis are looking at career growth as a priority when selecting new jobs. Khaleej Times spoke with several young Emiratis visiting the Careers UAE exhibition hosted at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to find out their expectations from the UAE job market and how Emiratisation ...  Read More

UAE Red Crescent Authority distributes clothing for 5,000 children in six Eritrean provinces

Posted on 24/04/2014: 289 views.

Asmara: The UAE Red Crescent Authority has distributed clothing to 5,000 Eritrean children in six Eritrean provinces as part of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Campaign to clothe one million deprived children to improve the lives of children. The Authority delegation, headed by Ali bin Shamil Al ...  Read More

United efforts must to help kids with cancer

Posted on 24/04/2014: 299 views.

In an official statement made during her visit to Tanzania, Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, founder and royal patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP), International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for the Union for International ...  Read More

Voluntary work a token of gratitude to nation, says Saif bin Zayed

Posted on 24/04/2014: 169 views.

The voluntary work in service of larger Emirati house is an exemplary token of gratitude to this nation and its leadership, on provision of decent living conditions for all, said H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. Sheikh Saif was ...  Read More

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 opens showcasing a myriad of gadgets

Posted on 24/04/2014: 202 views.

Shoppers flocked to the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday as the second Gitex Shopper Spring edition 2014 opened its doors, showcasing a myriad of gadgets. The show, which runs until April 26, was opened by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mansour stopped at the Samsung ...  Read More

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi engages thousands of students in ‘reducing the foodprint'

Posted on 24/04/2014: 185 views.

The number of participating students from public and private schools and universities in the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi's 2014 edition of its Annual Environment Competition (AEC) has dramatically increased, reflecting a fourteen-fold increase in the number of entries within thirteen years. The ...  Read More

UAE ranked second in government ICT use index

Posted on 24/04/2014: 218 views.

The UAE has become second in the world and the first in the Middle East and Africa region in the "Government Usage of ICT" index in the Global Information Technology Report for 2014, jumping 30 places, in accordance to the recent report released by the World Economic Forum. The report, covering 148 ...  Read More

ADNOC celebrates its HSE Award 2013, reiterates commitment to embed HSE considerations in ADNOC's policy, code of practices, standards

Posted on 24/04/2014: 300 views.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) honoured the winners of the 17th edition of ADNOC HSE Award for the year 2013 in a ceremony that took place last night at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi. The awards were granted to staff in ADNOC, its group of companies and contracting companies. Suhail bin ...  Read More

Record summer flight schedule takes off at Abu Dhabi International Airport with 190 extra weekly flights

Posted on 24/04/2014: 191 views.

Six new destinations and 71 extra flights a week to India are the highlights of Abu Dhabi International Airport's summer 2014 flying schedule for air travellers, the busiest in its history. The number of weekly flights available for business travellers and holiday makers has increased by 18% ...  Read More

Dubai Investments raises foreign ownership cap to 35%

Posted on 24/04/2014: 163 views.

Dubai Investments, DI, has raised the foreign ownership limit in the company from the existing 20% to 35%. A proposal to this effect was approved at yesterday's 18th Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting at Dubai Investments House. The company also approved a proposal to ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi's "Expected Inflation" seen hovering around 2.5 percent during Q2

Posted on 24/04/2014: 195 views.

In the desire of Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) to present unconventional indicators as demonstrated by the Centre's recent similar initiatives, e.g. "Personal Inflation Calculator" and "Purchasing Power Calculator", SCAD issued yesterday a new indicator the "Expected Inflation Rates". The ...  Read More

National Bank of Fujairah Q1 2014 net profit jumps 27.1%

Posted on 24/04/2014: 177 views.

The National Bank of Fujairah PJSC, NBF, has earned a net profit of Dh 115.3 million in Q1, 2014 compared to Dh 90.7 million in the corresponding period of 2013, showing an improvement of 27.1 percent. The bank operating profit was Dh 151.5 million compared to Dh 127.5 million in Q1 2013, an ...  Read More

FNC reviews anti-doping law in horse racing industry

Posted on 24/04/2014: 179 views.

A Federal National Council (FNC) committee has met to discuss a draft Federal Law which aims to implement a ban on the use of illegal substances in the Horse racing and Equestrian industry in the country. The committee, which oversees foreign affairs, planning, petroleum, mineral wealth, ...  Read More

Pedestrians to benefit from UPC's new utilities guidelines

Posted on 24/04/2014: 185 views.

Pedestrians could soon benefit from a new set of guidelines for the installation of underground utilities in Abu Dhabi Emirate's urban developments. The Utility Corridors Design Manual (UCDM), launched yesterday by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), aims to reduce the width of public Right ...  Read More

Al Gharbiya Water Sports Festival kicks off today

Posted on 24/04/2014: 179 views.

With the hot summer days approaching, a ten-day water festival dedicated to more than 13 sports and activities will kick off on Thursday in the Western Region's Al Mirfa city. The sixth Al Gharbiya Watersports Festival will also feature the largest sailing race since its inception, with a total ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2014 to draw book-lovers to ADNEC

Posted on 24/04/2014: 201 views.

The 23rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), is set to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 30th April - 5th May, 2014. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Kitab, ADIBF 2014 is expected to draw more than 1,025 exhibitors from 50 ...  Read More

Zayed Housing scheme helps 476 Emiratis

Posted on 24/04/2014: 187 views.

Housing assistance worth Dh283 million has been handed out to Emiratis through the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. Following a meeting of the SZHP board of directors this week, 476 UAE nationals will receive financial aid towards high-quality housing. Of the recipients, 310 will be offered grants ...  Read More

DM starts door-to-door waste recycling drive

Posted on 24/04/2014: 203 views.

Waste headed to landfills in Dubai is set to reduce. Dubai Municipality's (DM) waste management department has announced the expansion of its door-to-door project ‘My City… My Environment', a drive that will ensure more areas in Dubai segregate waste at source, recycle it and thus reduce waste sent ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Traffic Police seized 1,469 cars for dangerous speeds in Q1

Posted on 24/04/2014: 181 views.

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police seized 1,469 vehicles, and took all the legal necessary actions against motorists for driving at dangerous speeds of over 200km/hr on the internal and external roads of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The offending vehicles were seized during the ...  Read More