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Upgraded Ghantoot hotel to tap into tourism surge ahead of Expo 2020

Posted on 27/08/2014: 130 views.

A Hong Kong-based hotel operator is counting on tourism demand for Dubai leading up to Expo 2020 to drive business at a former royal-owned estate in Ghantoot. Swiss-Belhotel, which manages luxury and budget accommodations, in June took over the operations of the cavernous resort in the Abu Dhabi emirate close to Jebel Ali in Dubai, from a local operator. This is its first U.A.E. property. Built as a palace guesthouse for a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and now leased by a Saudi national, ...  Read More


Jumeirah at Etihad Towers awarded Green Globe Certification

Posted on 27/08/2014: 92 views.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi recently announced that it has been accredited with the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC). The property was awarded 85 per cent in the initial audit and was praised for having a good sustainability management plan, an excellent health ...  Read More

Sharjah Biennial 12: A date for your diary

Posted on 27/08/2014: 90 views.

The next edition of the Sharjah Biennial (SB12) will open on March 5 next year. Under the title The past, the present, the possible, the concept for the event began with a private conversation between artist Danh Vo and curator Eungie Joo in early 2013. Together they discussed the relevance of ...  Read More

Keep track of Yas F1 action from your phone

Posted on 27/08/2014: 110 views.

Now, all the details of the race season at the Yas Marina Circuit is just a hand swipe away. This comes in the form of the YasHUB smartphone and tablet app, which will provide the latest info during the build up to this year's Formula 1 race. It also allows multiple aspects of race goers' weekends ...  Read More

DEWA launches bill payment on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watches

Posted on 27/08/2014: 104 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has added a bill-payment feature to its smart app on Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 watches, a new service which reflects DEWA's commitment to developing and providing innovative services to its customers via different smart devices. DEWA's application on the ...  Read More

Phase 2 of Mall of the Emirates’ Evolution 2015 underway

Posted on 27/08/2014: 65 views.

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, recently announced that phase two of Mall of the Emirates' strategic redevelopment, Evolution 2015 is currently underway. This stage will see the mall expand by a gross leasable area of ...  Read More

Emirati film ‘Royal Love’ out in U.A.E. this week

Posted on 27/08/2014: 56 views.

Although Emirati film Royal Love was shown for the first time at the Gulf Film Festival in 2013, it will hit cinemas for the first time across the U.A.E. this Thursday. At a press screening on Tuesday, filmmaker Jamal Salim said financing the film was the hardest part of creating it. He had to pay ...  Read More

Tecom Investments launches Villa Lantana project in Dubai

Posted on 27/08/2014: 87 views.

Tecom Investments recently announced the launch of Villa Lantana, a freehold villa community conveniently located next to Umm Sequim Road in Al Barsha South. Ideally situated in the heart of Dubai's growth corridor of Al Barsha South, Villa Lantana is in close proximity to Dubai's main arterial ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi to attract more Indian tourists

Posted on 27/08/2014: 71 views.

With Indian visitors emerging as the largest number of international hotel guests for Abu Dhabi over the past year, the emirate's tourism industry is embarking on a five-city road-show aimed at keeping the destination foremost in the country's outbound influencers' mind-set. From August 25th-29th, ...  Read More

10th World Islamic Economic Forum introduces new features to celebrate Dubai as land of creativity and innovation

Posted on 27/08/2014: 76 views.

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber) yesterday unveiled at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur details of the upcoming 10th WIEF which will be held in Dubai from October 28 to 30, 2014 at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre. ...  Read More

Masdar Institute students gain exclusive professional experience through JICE Summer Internship Program in Japan

Posted on 27/08/2014: 66 views.

Japan's focus on energy-efficient technologies, clean energy sources, sustainable public transportation systems, smart communities, and an advanced infrastructure that can withstand natural disasters had a strongly impact on the students from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology during its ...  Read More

U.A.E. signs MoU with UN on maintenance of Hall 17 at Geneva headquarters

Posted on 27/08/2014: 64 views.

GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations whereby U.A.E. will fund the maintenance of Hall No. 17 of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). According to the MoU, UNOG's Hall No. 17 will bear the name of the United Arab ...  Read More

Iraq's Dohuk Governor thanks U.A.E. for supporting refugees, displaced families

Posted on 27/08/2014: 93 views.

DOHUK: Governor of Dohuk, Farhad Atroshi, has thanked U.A.E. for supporting Iraq's Kurdistan Region and its Dohuk Governorate which alone hosts more than 100,000 families displaced by violence. Atroshi made his remarks as he met with U.A.E. Consul-General to Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Rashid Al ...  Read More

ERC is implementing developmental projects worth Dh53 million in Palestine

Posted on 27/08/2014: 98 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is currently undertaking a number of health, educational, religious and developmental projects in the occupied Palestinian territories valued at Dh 53 million. ERC Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, emphasised the determination of the U.A.E. key relief ...  Read More

U.A.E.-funded projects for Syrian refugees kick-started in Jordan

Posted on 27/08/2014: 88 views.

Earlier this week, as part of a generous US$ 5 million donation from the Government of the U.A.E., the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, announced that implementation of the donation had commenced. The U.A.E. earmarked US$ 3 million for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and ...  Read More

Registration of Emirati woman for national service eased

Posted on 27/08/2014: 96 views.

Staff Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, has ordered easing of the registration procedures for an Emirati woman interested to join the national and reserve service. Earlier Emirati woman, Wa'd Al Hammadi, who applied to ...  Read More

US Congressional delegation visits ZU

Posted on 27/08/2014: 98 views.

US Congressional delegation yesterday toured Zayed University (ZU), where it was briefed by Professor Reyadh Almehaideb, Vice President of ZU, on the vision and mission of the university to become a modern institution. Almehaideb presented to the guests a demonstration on the study programmes ...  Read More

Al Tayer stresses importance of U.A.E.-India deep strategic partnership

Posted on 27/08/2014: 99 views.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has stressed the importance of the deep strategic partnership between the U.A.E. and the Republic of India in the economic, business, finance and service fields, among others. To this effect Al ...  Read More

ADU receives international accreditation from ABET

Posted on 27/08/2014: 103 views.

Abu Dhabi University's College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned prestigious Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, after its success in passing international standards and procedures implemented by the commission to ensure quality of ...  Read More

Ministry of Environment and Water signs strategic MoU with Norway Fishing Foundation

Posted on 27/08/2014: 85 views.

The U.A.E. Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nor-Fishing Foundation and Informa Middle East Limited, one of the region's leading providers of high quality conferences, to organise ‘Aqua Middle East' (AquaME) and ‘Aqua ME Summit' in ...  Read More

DFWAC dealt with 229 victims of domestic violence in 6 months

Posted on 27/08/2014: 97 views.

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has received 229 cases of domestic violence during the first half of this year, including 222 external cases and 7 sheltered internal cases, as confirmed by Afra Al Basti, Director-General of DFWAC, who said that the number of cases received by ...  Read More

ADM hands over house to elderly Emirati in Al Ain through its mobile service

Posted on 27/08/2014: 102 views.

As part of the grant bestowed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Municipality has ...  Read More

Germany hosts Aseel Arabian Horses Cup

Posted on 27/08/2014: 100 views.

Under the patronage of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the three-day events of the Aseel Purebred Arabian Horses Cup Germany 2014 is scheduled to draw to a close in Kassel, Germany. The event comes within the keenness of Shaikh ...  Read More