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Solar Impulse test flight dedicated to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Posted on 04/03/2015: 1439 views.

Bertrand Piccard has dedicated his first Solar Impulse 2 test flight to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Mr Piccard, Solar Impulse co-founder and pilot, said that the Crown Prince had supported the project since its beginnings, adding, "I dedicate my first flight here in Abu Dhabi with Solar Impulse to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan al Nahyan, who has supported our project since the first time I ...  Read More

Observatory of Geopolitical Studies in Paris hails UAE heritage and modernity

Posted on 04/03/2015: 146 views.

Dr. Zeina El Tibi, President of the Observatory of Geopolitical Studies, OGS, in Paris, has hailed the comprehensive cultural renaissance achieved by the UAE in various spheres, while preserving its cultural and literary heritage and respect the traditions and heritage of the ancestors. Under the ...  Read More

UAE says it is time to make right to development a reality

Posted on 04/03/2015: 147 views.

GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates has stressed the need to enhance international cooperation in the field of human rights with a focus on the right to development. "The cooperation in the field of human rights had become more and more important, particularly in the light of this year's adoption of ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid tours Dubai International Boats and Yachts Exhibition

Posted on 04/03/2015: 955 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday visited the Dubai International Boat Show 2015, the region's premier marine leisure exhibition now in its 23rd year, in front of thousands of global visitors. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin ...  Read More

Gulf Craft Yachts and Boats worth Dh180 m on display at Dubai International Boat Show

Posted on 04/03/2015: 151 views.

Globally recognised UAE yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft, impressed visitors at the Dubai International Boat Show with two global launches, featuring their latest superyacht, the Majesty 122, and the Nomad 65 from the new collection of yachts designed for the passionate seafarer. The Majesty 122 ...  Read More

Minister of Energy stresses the need to promote innovation policy in the field of alternative energy

Posted on 04/03/2015: 164 views.

Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, has stressed that the usage of solar energy in the UAE came in response to the growth strategies of the UAE in this area. In a lecture entitled "The Future of Energy and Resource Security in the UAE" at the National Defence College ...  Read More

UAE gets the highest rate in ME in the investment index in Islamic growth markets

Posted on 04/03/2015: 124 views.

The UAE took third place in Islamic growth markets for 2015 in a report of investments index in growth markets for member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation which was released yesterday during the Islamic Investment Portal Forum In Bahrain. The Islamic Investment Markets Growth 2015 ...  Read More

Investment collaboration platform launched between Dubai and South Korea

Posted on 04/03/2015: 133 views.

In line with its international expansion plans, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), the South Korean sovereign wealth fund at the ICD headquarters in ...  Read More

Region’s first Global Nanotechnology Conference at Masdar Institute accelerates research and development in emerging nanotechnologies

Posted on 04/03/2015: 87 views.

Experts at the ‘Nanotechnology for advanced energy harvest and storage devices' symposium hosted by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) last week revealed a global interest in forming international collaborations to move forward emerging ...  Read More

Central Bank to put two new currency notes in circulation for the blind, sight-impaired next Monday

Posted on 04/03/2015: 145 views.

The Central Bank of The United Arab Emirates has announced that it would put in circulation, on Monday, 9 March 2015, two currency notes of Dh 100 and Dh 50 denominations, reprinted with tactile marks for the blind and sight-impaired on the front of the notes. The banknotes will include new tactile ...  Read More

Etisalat Information Services launches

Posted on 04/03/2015: 132 views.

Etisalat Information Services, the UAE's market leader in multiplatform information services and a subsidiary of Emirates Telecommunications Corporation-Etisalat, yesterday announced the launch of "", the UAE's first of its kind fully-digital, and multiplatform search service. The launch ...  Read More

Etisalat validates real world value of a virtualised mobile infrastructure; first in the region to conduct live testing

Posted on 04/03/2015: 90 views.

BARCELONA: Etisalat on Monday announced that it has successfully completed the region's first "real-world" validation of a proposed network virtualisation solution of its mobile network. Etisalat made the announcement on the sideline of the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona. Network ...  Read More

Emirates Gas launches integrated supply and free maintenance service for bulk gas customers

Posted on 04/03/2015: 126 views.

Emirates Gas, EMGAS, a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company, ENOC, will now provide complimentary maintenance to exclusive bulk gas customers as part of a new integrated supply and free maintenance service aimed to serve as a one-stop hub for all bulk Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) customer ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi launches Halal Tourism push at ITB Berlin

Posted on 04/03/2015: 1064 views.

Abu Dhabi will highlight the emirate's extensive credentials and opportunities for Halal tourism to leading tour operators at the world's largest travel trade show in Germany, ITB Berlin, which begins tomorrow. The trade mission is led by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, with ...  Read More

Dubai’s hotel establishments welcome more than 11.6m guests in 2014

Posted on 04/03/2015: 134 views.

Dubai's hotel establishments welcomed 11,629,578 guests in 2014, registering a 5.6% increase on 2013's total. Figures released yesterday by Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, DTCM, show steady year-on-year growth and significant increases across key indicators including hotel ...  Read More

flydubai achieves increased revenues of Dh4.4 billion and profits of Dh250 million in 2014

Posted on 04/03/2015: 139 views.

flydubai, a low-cost airline based in Dubai, yesterday announced its annual results for 2014 and reported a net profit of Dh250 million (USD68 million) an increase of 12.3 percent compared to 2013 with total revenue of Dh4.4 billion (USD1.2 billion) for the 12-month period, ending 31st ...  Read More

RTA set to start trial run of electric bus in Dubai

Posted on 04/03/2015: 150 views.

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Liberty Automobiles for a trial run of an electricity-powered bus for nine months so as to measure the effectiveness and competency of running such a vehicle as part of the bus fleet plying the streets of ...  Read More

ERC distributes more humanitarian aid to Iraqi refugee

Posted on 04/03/2015: 120 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has distributed more humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqi refugees who recently fled the violence to Iraq's Kurdistan Region. ERC's fresh aid, which is part of its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, included food supplies, winter aid and basic supplies ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation starts second phase of humanitarian campaign in Tunisia

Posted on 04/03/2015: 138 views.

TUNIS: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched the second phase of its aid campaign for families affected by the cold wave and floods in Tunis. An official source at the foundation said that the campaign is being implemented in accordance with the directives of President His ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Dubai Canvas

Posted on 04/03/2015: 129 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has visited the Dubai Canvas Festival at the Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  Read More

Children’s National receives 90 percent of patients from GCC

Posted on 04/03/2015: 114 views.

Children's National Medical Centre, home of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation, has received more than 1,000 patient visits from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2014, according to a statement from the Centre. The Washington D.C. based health system received 1,044 ...  Read More

Pink Caravan Riders’ qualifying rounds end with over 100 nominated participants

Posted on 04/03/2015: 109 views.

The Higher Steering Committee of the annual Pink Caravan Ride, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity, FoCP, has concluded conducting the necessary physical tests for potential riders who applied to participate in this year's event, which will kick ...  Read More

SCTDA launches Sharjah Tour Guide Alumni

Posted on 04/03/2015: 128 views.

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA, has launched the Sharjah Tour Guide Alumni to recognise the key role played by tourist guides as the front line ambassadors of Sharjah's tourism sector. The initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UAE, aims to promote the ...  Read More

NYU Abu Dhabi launches Kicking and Screening Football Film Festival

Posted on 04/03/2015: 1047 views.

Featuring a line-up of five exceptional films about football, New York University Abu Dhabi will soon launch the Kicking and Screening Football Film Festival. Scheduled to run from March 12th - 14th, the festival aims to bring worldwide football culture to Abu Dhabi. Set to unite football fans and ...  Read More

UCI World Cycling Tour adds Dubai to event calendar

Posted on 04/03/2015: 129 views.

One of the fastest growing and most popular sports in the Middle East announced yesterday that Dubai has been granted the rights to hold an event on the UCI World Cycling Amateur Tour. The Dubai Gran Fondo will be the third event on this year's UCI World Cycling Tour, a series of events held around ...  Read More

IPIC joins forces with ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi as title sponsor

Posted on 04/03/2015: 138 views.

The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) has signed an agreement as title sponsor of the world's most prestigious triathlon event contested by Olympic and World Champions. The brand new IPIC World Triathlon Abu Dhabi will see close to 2,100 athletes from around the world swim, bike and ...  Read More