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UAE confirms its intention to form a Contact Group on Countering Extremism

Posted on 26/02/2015: 351 views.

NEW YORK: The UAE announced last night at the UN Security Council, that it intends to launch a new diplomatic initiative aimed to build international cooperation and facilitating dialogue through a "Contact Group on Countering Extremism". This strategic effort would focus on developing and disseminating concrete solutions and best practice in countering extremism. Progress made through the Contact Group will complement and reinforce the efforts of the anti-Daesh coalition and support the UN to ...  Read More


UAE Armed Forces signs four new deals valued at Dh2.534 billion

Posted on 26/02/2015: 348 views.

The UAE Armed Forces signed 4 new deals on the fourth day of IDEX valued at Dh 2. 534 billion with local and foreign companies for the maintenance and repair of unmanned and other aircrafts. Maj-Gen Obaid Al Ketbi, IDEX spokesman, briefing media yesterday, said that the Armed Forces signed a ...  Read More

IDEX 2015 launches locally designed e-registration system

Posted on 26/02/2015: 329 views.

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) yesterday announced that this year's registration process was supported by a new electronic registration system. The online portal ensured an efficient and streamlined approval and evaluation process for all distinguished exhibitors and ...  Read More

Quality products a proof of success for UAE defence industry, says Obaid al Ketbi

Posted on 26/02/2015: 322 views.

Maj-Gen. Obaid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Supreme organising committee of IDEX, has said that interest of the international buyers in the defence products of the local companies, speaks volumes of their quality and is also a proof of the success of the military industry of the UAE. Answering queries ...  Read More

IDEX one of the premier security shows in the world for UK participants

Posted on 26/02/2015: 304 views.

James Clements, a spokesman for UK Trade and Investment, said yesterday that the International Defence Exhibition, IDEX 2015, is one of the premier security shows in the world, and that it has always been strongly supported by the UK since its early beginnings. Speaking to Emirates News Agency, ...  Read More

Unmanned systems take centre stage at UMEX

Posted on 26/02/2015: 242 views.

Unmanned technology was the central focus of the third day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) as a flying demonstration by many of the world's most sophisticated unmanned vehicles took to the skies in Tarif in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi as part of the 1st edition of ...  Read More

Northrop Grumman and Higher Colleges of Technology extend STEM partnership

Posted on 26/02/2015: 374 views.

Northrop Grumman Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Higher Colleges of Technology today, renewing their joint commitment to advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the UAE. The MoU, signed at the International Defence Exhibition and ...  Read More

Tawazun Industrial Park CEO: Industrial sector growth has led more companies to set up in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/02/2015: 543 views.

Tawazun Industrial Park, TIP, is attracting more companies to set up in the park, which is becoming known as the Middle Eastern hub for defence manufacturing, aerospace and the oil and gas industries. The park signed leases with five new tenants in 2014, and the country's focus on industrialisation ...  Read More

Al Wtaid is Ship of the Day at NAVDEX 2015

Posted on 26/02/2015: 224 views.

The third ‘Ship of the Day' being showcased at NAVDEX 2015, the largest naval defence exhibition in the region, has been unveiled yesterday as "Al Wtaid". NAVDEX is taking place all week alongside IDEX - the world's leading joint defence exhibition. Al Wtaid is a tugboat that works to perform ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi prepares for ITB Berlin

Posted on 26/02/2015: 247 views.

Abu Dhabi's tourism industry is heading to Berlin for the largest travel trade show in the world where a delegation from the emirate will highlight three key destinations. The trade mission to ITB Berlin, which runs from March 4th-8th, is led by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) ...  Read More

RAK Tourism leads international hotel delegation to Berlin

Posted on 26/02/2015: 215 views.

Ras al-Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, TDA, which is focused on developing and promoting the emirate's tourism infrastructure, will be showcasing Ras al-Khaimah's hotel and resort offerings at this year's ITB Berlin from 4th to 8th March. In its role as developer and promoter of Ras ...  Read More

DEWA inaugurates Dubai’s first electric vehicle charging station

Posted on 26/02/2015: 218 views.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has inaugurated the first electric vehicle charging station in Dubai, at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's main office. The ceremony was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, Mattar Al ...  Read More

Property market in northern parts of UAE feels Dubai ripple effect

Posted on 26/02/2015: 248 views.

The outlook for the real estate market in the northern parts of the UAE in 2015 is set to follow the general UAE trend according to the latest Asteco regional overview. A ‘muted' year is on the cards in terms of market movement following modest 10% average rental increase in Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al ...  Read More

Dubai to build Middle East’s first rainforest

Posted on 26/02/2015: 249 views.

A tropical rainforest is set to be created in Dubai as part of a luxury housing development. The Dubai Rainforest, described as an educational and cultural dome, will be housed within Damac Properties' Akoya Oxygen master community and is slated to be completed ahead of Expo 2020. It is designed to ...  Read More

Three UAE universities in first Times Higher Education rankings for Middle East

Posted on 26/02/2015: 230 views.

In the list of the top 30 institutions, three UAE universities have made it into the first Times Higher Education, THE, rankings for the Mena region. According to a report published by The National daily, on the global rankings to be released next year, UAE University was ranked in 11th place, ...  Read More

Can you make it rain? If so, a prize of up to US$5 million awaits

Posted on 26/02/2015: 164 views.

An urgent need for more rain has inspired the Ministry of Presidential Affairs to launch a US$5 million competition to identify up to five research projects that will increase precipitation levels. Muslims have a prayer for rain, while Native American tribes perform a ritual dance during times of ...  Read More

Design Days Dubai returns in 2015 with expanded global participation

Posted on 26/02/2015: 237 views.

The international design fair, Design Days Dubai, returns to the UAE for its fourth year with an extensive showcase of conceptual works and limited-edition design from an expanded representation of international and regional designers. The 2015 edition of the Middle East and South Asia's only ...  Read More

'Yas' channel brings the France Galop Grand Prix 2015 to the region

Posted on 26/02/2015: 207 views.

‘Yas' channel announced yesterday its partnership with IMG on the France Galop Grand Prix Races 2015, bringing the best group races to the GCC and Arab region. ‘Yas', whose name traces back to the UAE ‘Bani Yas' tribe, is the latest addition to the Abu Dhabi Sports TV channels targeting competitive ...  Read More

Youngsters gear up for Sun & Sand Sports Junior Triathlon

Posted on 26/02/2015: 209 views.

The UAE's youngest sport-lovers and fun-seekers are being invited to sign-up for the third edition of the popular Sun & Sand Sports Junior Triathlon, to be held at Dubai's Kite Beach on Saturday, 7th March. As the world's best compete on day two of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, the next ...  Read More