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Dubai’s Burj Al Arab wins Global Award for Best Social Media Presence

Posted on 01/10/2014: 480 views.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the World's Most Luxurious Hotel, has been awarded the global title 'Best Social Media Presence by an Individual Hotel, Property or Resort' by Skift, the world's largest travel intelligence and marketing platform. During the seven month judging period from 1st January to 31st July, Burj Al Arab achieved record engagement figures with more than six million likes, comments, shares and views across Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Initiatives highlighted by Skift ...  Read More


Jumeirah Group voted as best business brand in Middle East and Africa

Posted on 01/10/2014: 508 views.

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, have announced that they have been voted as the Best Business Hotel Brand in the Middle East and Africa at the 2014 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards. These annual travel awards identify the best companies in the hospitality industry, which ...  Read More

Shurooq promotes Sharjah’s investment opportunities in US

Posted on 01/10/2014: 490 views.

Continuing its commitment to promoting the investment potential of the Emirate of Sharjah, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has concluded a series of high profile investment meetings with premier U.S. based organisations and institutions which took place during its recent ...  Read More

Sharjah registers 1 million hotel occupants in 6 months in 2014, up by 15 per cent

Posted on 01/10/2014: 501 views.

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority ,SCTDA, has unveiled its tourism statistics for the first half of Year 2014, showing a significant increase in the number of visitors to the Emirate touching one million mark, jumping 15 per cent over the same period last year when the Emirate ...  Read More

"75 years of operations in Abu Dhabi, Total achieved major leaps in the oil and gas industry and renewable energy", says Al Hajji

Posted on 01/10/2014: 550 views.

TOTAL Emirates, leader in the oil and gas industry, has confirmed that it is committed towards providing the best energy in the United Arab Emirates and other countries, and it will continue its efforts in supporting and developing young talents from the U.A.E. through social programmes. Sultan Al ...  Read More

ADIPEC Awards 2014 receive record-breaking number of entries from leading oil and gas companies

Posted on 01/10/2014: 236 views.

The prestigious Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Awards have received a record number of entries this year, with an increase of 100 submissions compared to 2013. Organisers revealed that the ADIPEC Awards 2014 received nearly 400 submissions, at 396 entries, ...  Read More

Ministry of Finance issues its 5th Annual Statistical Report on the Gulf Common Market

Posted on 01/10/2014: 241 views.

The U.A.E. has continued to achieve outstanding results in implementing Gulf Common Market (GCM) decisions, according to figures published in the 5th annual statistical report on the GCM by the Regional and International Financial Relations Department at the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The report ...  Read More

TRA highlights details of U.A.E. participation in ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in South Korea

Posted on 01/10/2014: 253 views.

The TRA, at a press conference yesterday, highlighted the details concerning the U.A.E.'s involvement and nomination for the membership of the International Telecommunication Union Council, and the Radio Regulations Council. The press conference, which took place at the TRA headquarters, comes ...  Read More

TRA clamps down on counterfeit iPhone 6 handsets

Posted on 01/10/2014: 321 views.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), has issued a series of advisory instructions in relation to counterfeit iPhone 6 handsets in the United Arab Emirates. In an official statement issued yesterday, the regulatory body said, "In cooperation with concerned parties, the U.A.E. TRA has ...  Read More

Emirates and Angola announce strategic airline partnership in respect of TAAG Linhas Aereas De Angola

Posted on 01/10/2014: 396 views.

Emirates and the Republic of Angola, in its capacity as the majority shareholder of TAAG Linhas Aereas De Angola, announced the signing of a Management Concession Agreement, which will see Emirates take a role in the management of TAAG, (state-owned flag carrier of Angola). The agreement, which ...  Read More

RTA caters to large volume of visitors expected on final weekend of GITEX Shopper

Posted on 01/10/2014: 272 views.

In collaboration with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the Dubai World Trade Centre, has announced extended metro timings on Friday, 3 October. The move aims to facilitate the large volume of visitors expected to attend the final weekend of GITEX Shopper 2014. The metro will run from 10am ...  Read More

Dubai public transportation fares among world's lowest

Posted on 01/10/2014: 294 views.

Dubai is among the cities in the world where commuters spent the least on public transportation as percentage of GDP, the emirate's Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) revealed. "Our policy includes a low public transport fares policy, with only 7 per cent of GDP spent on public ...  Read More

Etihad Rail to launch next phase of U.A.E. railway network

Posted on 01/10/2014: 394 views.

The U.A.E.s' railway developer Etihad Rail is set to secure government funding and award contracts to build the second phase of its US$11 billion national rail network, its acting chief executive officer said on Tuesday. "We're ready to award it. It's in finalising stages for funding from the ...  Read More

DEWA celebrates World Heart Day 2014

Posted on 01/10/2014: 297 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) observed World Heart Day, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates each year, as part of DEWA's social responsibility to help achieve Dubai's vision for society and good health. DEWA marked the day by organising a number of activities and ...  Read More

DEWA launches Google Glass smart app

Posted on 01/10/2014: 238 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched its smart app for Google Glass, which has been developed for in house use and supports DEWA's efforts to fully automate its procedures and keep pace with technological developments in the U.A.E.. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, ...  Read More

‘U.A.E. Drones for Good Award’ looks at international partnerships

Posted on 01/10/2014: 257 views.

The ‘U.A.E. Drones for Good Award' signed a memorandum of understanding with ‘Indra', one of the leading technology companies in Europe and Latin America. This was part of efforts to expand the scope of the award through international partnerships and take advantage of the latest expertise in ...  Read More

Dr. Hanif Al-Qassim meets with delegation from University of Geneva

Posted on 01/10/2014: 287 views.

GENEVA: Dr. Hanif Hassan Al-Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Board of Management, has met with a high-level delegation from the University of Geneva, which included Dr.Yves Fluckiger, Vice-President of the University of Geneva, Dr. Pierre ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Zayed receives Ayad Allawi, emphasises U.A.E.'s support to Unity of Iraq

Posted on 01/10/2014: 258 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, received yesterday at Al Nakheel Palace, Vice President of Iraq, Dr. Ayad Allawi, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral ...  Read More

U.A.E., FAO hold Stakeholders’ Consultation "Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Agro-Food Sector" project

Posted on 01/10/2014: 236 views.

A joint U.A.E.-FAO Stakeholders' Consultation was held yesterday at the General Women's Union (GWU) premises to discuss methods of fostering women's entrepreneurship in agro-food industries in the U.A.E. Organisers say as the U.A.E. intends to establish a new benchmark for gender empowerment in the ...  Read More

Al Roumi: elderly people enjoy special care since inception of U.A.E.

Posted on 01/10/2014: 264 views.

Mariam bint Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, has said that the elderly people in the U.A.E. have been enjoying special care through coverage of social security law since the inception of the U.A.E.. Marking the International Day of the Elderly, Al Roumi said 13, 461 elderly ...  Read More

Federal Supreme Court to hear public prosecution and defence pleas in October on Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade case

Posted on 01/10/2014: 218 views.

The Federal Supreme Court yesterday heard testimonies of evidence witness in the case of the 15 suspects who are accused of joining and funding Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade. They were also accused of making explosives without a permit from the competent authorities and ...  Read More

MICAD attends 65th session of UNHCR Executive Committee

Posted on 01/10/2014: 341 views.

A delegation from the U.A.E. Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) is participating in the 65th session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 29 September to 3 October. The UN ...  Read More

Children at Emirati-Jordanian Camp receive Eid Al Adha gifts

Posted on 01/10/2014: 647 views.

Syrian refugee children at the Emirati-Jordanian Camp were given some welcome respite from the daily challenges of displacement this past weekend when they received packages containing gifts and toys in celebration of Eid al-Adha. Organised by the U.A.E. Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and ...  Read More

Upon directives of Khalifa, Mohamed bin Zayed orders distributions 603 houses, 1,180 plots to citizens

Posted on 01/10/2014: 240 views.

Upon directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered distribution of 603 new houses and 1,180 residential plots in Abu ...  Read More

Ras Al Khaimah to have new Dh2bn city for Emiratis

Posted on 01/10/2014: 245 views.

A fund created by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has approved plans to construct a Dh2 billion city for Emiratis in Ras Al Khaimah within a strategy to build integrated housing areas that include all necessary services. The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme will invest Dh2 billion to build the ...  Read More

F1: Pharrell Williams, The Who in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 01/10/2014: 450 views.

Pharrell Williams, The Who and DJ Armin Van Buuren are the acts for this November's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after-race concerts. Flash Entertainment, the organisers behind the annual Yasalam after-race concert series, which takes place at du Arena, on Tuesday announced The Who will kick off their 50th ...  Read More

Second Dubai Grand Parade registration opens

Posted on 01/10/2014: 239 views.

Luxury and exotic car owners, it's time to jazz your ride. The biggest gathering of fancy cars in Dubai is back. The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, has called on owners of luxury and exotic cars to register for the second ...  Read More