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UAE’s first female crane operator works at Khalifa Port

Posted on 28/01/2015: 364 views.

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Terminals' commitment to empowering Emirati talent has produced tangible results with the emergence of the first UAE female crane operator who controls one of the gigantic super-post-Panamax cranes at the Khalifa Port. She could have stayed a clerical worker in a convenient and well-furnished office environment, but Ayesha Hassan AbdulRahman Al Marzooqi chose differently. The 28-year old Emirati was looking for a new challenge and a hands-on position that was ...  Read More


More Emirati students join Qasr Al Hosn Festival Ambassadors

Posted on 28/01/2015: 350 views.

More than 250 university students from across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will be selected to act as the Qasr Al Hosn Festival Ambassadors during this year's edition of the annual Qasr Al Hosn Festival which is being held from February 11th to 21st in Abu Dhabi. The Ambassadors Programme, which has ...  Read More

New Abra services in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/01/2015: 377 views.

A new water taxi service using a traditional wooden abra has been launched to connect two of Abu Dhabi's prime waterfront tourist destinations. Passengers can now travel aboard the vessel for a trip between the Eastern Mangroves Promenade and The Souk at Qaryat AlBeri, with stops on the way at ...  Read More

Majida El Roumi entertains audience at Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Posted on 28/01/2015: 339 views.

In the presence Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, and as a support for the "Big Heart Foundation", Majida El Roumi's crystal soprano voice ...  Read More

DSF's Dubai Celebration Chain enters Guinness World Record

Posted on 28/01/2015: 354 views.

Residents and visitors to the 20th anniversary Dubai Shopping Festival, DSF, activities have been given the opportunity to own a piece of history by buying a segment of the ‘Dubai Celebration Chain' – the world's longest handmade gold chain, which made its entry into the Guinness World Records at ...  Read More

DXB takes over top spot for international passenger traffic

Posted on 28/01/2015: 410 views.

Dubai Airports yesterday released its year-end traffic report which confirm that Dubai International Airport, DXB, has secured its position as the number one airport for international passenger numbers. Full year passenger numbers totalled 70,475,636, up 6.1 percent from the 66,431,533 recorded in ...  Read More

Dubai ranks number 3 in terms of cargo traffic

Posted on 28/01/2015: 371 views.

Dubai moved a little over 2.4 million tonnes of cargo traffic in 2014, enabling them to retain third position after South Korea and Hong Kong. "We are looking at 4 million tonnes volumes by 2020, with an annual average growth rate of 6.7 per cent. Dubai would play a key role in cargo strategy,” ...  Read More

Etihad Airways to offer jobs to more than 6,000 UAE nationals within the next five years

Posted on 28/01/2015: 200 views.

Etihad Airways has announced plans to substantially boost the number of UAE nationals employed in the airline as part of its award-winning UAE national development strategy. More than 6,000 Emiratis will be offered jobs that span the spectrum of the airline's operations over the next five ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed: UAE keen on deepening strategic ties with Australia

Posted on 28/01/2015: 165 views.

Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received here yesterday Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is currently on a visit to the UAE. The meeting touched on ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance them. Also discussed were ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler approves 2015 General Budget

Posted on 28/01/2015: 305 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the general budget for the emirate of Sharjah, with total expenses amounting to some Dh17.7 billion. The budget, which is the largest in the history of the emirate, has adopted many strategic ...  Read More

Shots fired at flydubai flight in Baghdad; carrier says damage to aircraft appears to be non-intentional

Posted on 28/01/2015: 203 views.

A Flydubai aircraft on Monday came under gunfire just as it landed at Baghdad International Airport, prompting the Dubai-based airline to cancel its flights to Baghdad until 28 February 2015. flydubai said that the damage sustained by the aircraft, at this early stage "appears to be ...  Read More

Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Iraqi Ambassador over shooting at flydubai's flight at Baghdad Airport

Posted on 28/01/2015: 325 views.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has expressed its grave concern over the firing on Monday of gunshots at flydubai's Dubai-bound flight FZ 215 at Baghdad International Airport. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also summoned yesterday the Iraqi Ambassador to the UAE, Muwaffaq Mehdi Abboud to ...  Read More

Emirates Airline suspends flights to Baghdad

Posted on 28/01/2015: 369 views.

Emirates Airline on Tuesday announced that it has suspended its flights to and from Baghdad, Iraq, until further notice citing operational and safety concerns. It said that its flights to Erbil and Basra continue to operate as scheduled. In a statement, an Emirates Airline spokesperson said, ...  Read More

ERC continues Tarahamu campaign by distributing aid to 4,000 refugee families daily in Jordan

Posted on 28/01/2015: 349 views.

Teams from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, are continuing efforts to distribute aid to families among Syrian refugees and to those affected by the winter storms that swept the Levant and Iraq, as part of the organisation's ongoing winter campaign, Tarahamu. The campaign is being implemented as per ...  Read More

Emirates Red Crescent launches fresh aid operation for Iraqi, Syrian refugees in Kurdistan

Posted on 28/01/2015: 229 views.

The UAE's Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is carrying out a new humanitarian aid operation for thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq's Kurdistan Region as part of the Show Compassion humanitarian campaign (Tarahamu in Arabic). In its fresh aid effort in Iraq, the ...  Read More

Emirates Airline donates Dh5million for Levant refugees through Show Compassion campaign

Posted on 28/01/2015: 225 views.

Emirates Airline has donated Dh5 million for the UAE's Show Compassion humanitarian campaign (Tarahamu in Arabic) to help refugees and people affected by snowstorms hitting the Levant region. The carrier's donation is in accordance with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin ...  Read More

ERC sends second batch of relief into Gaza

Posted on 28/01/2015: 360 views.

CAIRO: Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative at the Arab League, in coordination with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has overseen the process of shipping a second batch of humanitarian aid, which includes 200 tons of medicine, ...  Read More

UAE's HAI provides aid worth Dh370,000 for Iraq's IDPs

Posted on 28/01/2015: 352 views.

The UAE's Human Appeal International (HAI) has provided Dh370,000 in infant formula, food and furniture for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq to help them survive the cold wave that hit the region recently. Some 1420 displaced families, including 266 children under one year old, ...  Read More

Heart-to-Heart Campaign concluded its missions in Egypt

Posted on 28/01/2015: 406 views.

CAIRO: The Heart-to-Heart Campaign has concluded its mission to cure hundreds of Egyptians under the supervision of an Emirati, Egyptian, Saudi, and French medical and surgical volunteer team. The campaign was a joint effort by the Zayed Giving Initiative at the Saudi German Hospital and the Dar ...  Read More

Technology to top agenda at IDEX Defence Conference 2015

Posted on 28/01/2015: 203 views.

The agenda for the upcoming IDEX Defence Conference (IDEX 2015) has been announced with defence technology topping the bill, as international defence industry leaders prepare to descend on Abu Dhabi next month. Taking place on 21 February 2015, the IDEX Defence Conference is the official conference ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper 2015 to run from 18th to 21st March at ADNEC

Posted on 28/01/2015: 206 views.

DOME Exhibitions yesterday announced the third edition of Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper, ADES 2015, the largest consumer electronics exhibition in Abu Dhabi, will run from 18th to 21st March at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC. Offering exclusive deals and bundled offers on a wide ...  Read More

Etisalat completes sale of its French-speaking West African operations to Maroc Telecom

Posted on 28/01/2015: 356 views.

The Etisalat Group yesterday announced that it has completed the sale of its French-speaking West African Operations to Maroc Telecom. The announcement comes as part of the acquisition of a 53-percent shareholding in Maroc Telecom that took place in May 2014. As part of this sale, Emirates ...  Read More

Dubai Healthcare City signs academic partnership with Queen’s University Belfast

Posted on 28/01/2015: 416 views.

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and Queen's University Belfast, one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities, yesterday announced their partnership to develop the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBR-UMHS, and its College of Medicine. As per the agreement, ...  Read More

Ministry of Labour achieves outstanding results in 2014

Posted on 28/01/2015: 200 views.

Flexible timings increased staff productivity and reduced work-time delays at the Ministry of Labour, and the Ministry has achieved outstanding results in 2014, especially in implementing its Strategy 2014-16 in line with the UAE Vision 2021, according to a senior official. Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Police Operations handled 3.3 million calls last year

Posted on 28/01/2015: 202 views.

The Operations Room at Abu Dhabi Police received 3,342,278 calls in 2014, according to Lt. Colonel Nasser Suleiman Al Maskari, Director of the Operations Department. Lt. Colonel Al Maskari stated that customer satisfaction stood at 97.2 percent in 2014, which reflects the effectiveness of the ...  Read More

Dubai to regale watersports lovers with an array of events at Mina-Seyahi

Posted on 28/01/2015: 196 views.

Dubai International Marine Club is in full swing to host a number of water sports activities scheduled to be held at Mina-Seyahi waters during the year 2015. Dr. Khalid Mohammed Abdulla Alzahed, vice president of DIMC, announced this while presiding over the board meeting on behalf of Saeed Hareb, ...  Read More

International Dubai Show Jumping Championship to kick off 29th January

Posted on 28/01/2015: 315 views.

The Dubai Show Jumping Championship makes its annual return to Emirates Equestrian Centre on Thursday January 29th and features three days of show jumping coupled with fun for all the family. Supported by Emirates Airline as well as Longines, the official watch and timekeeper and Gulf News as ...  Read More

EGA Golfers to rub shoulders with world’s best at Omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro-Am

Posted on 28/01/2015: 177 views.

A select group of golfing guests of Emirates Global Aluminium, EGA, will enjoy one of the most memorable playing experiences of their lives when they compete in the traditional pre-event Omega Dubai Desert Classic, ODDC, Pro-Am at the Emirates Golf Club tomorrow. As a curtain-raiser to the 2015 ...  Read More

Newcastle United latest to use Dubai Sports City’s world-class football facilities

Posted on 28/01/2015: 372 views.

Newcastle United players have been using the football facilities at the Sports Village, joining Swansea City and West Ham United from the English Premier League, who have both previously used the facility for training purposes. The Newcastle squad, faced with wintery weather back home in the north ...  Read More