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Barjeel Art Foundation announces launch of Sharjah Time-lapse video

Posted on 01/09/2014: 276 views.

Barjeel Art Foundation has announced the launch of its video, "Sharjah Time-lapse 2014". It will be launched on the Barjeel official website on the 8th September, followed by other social media networks. Shot in a number of locations, the video highlights both new and old scenes in the city of Sharjah, including the Al Majaz Waterfront, the historic Central Souq, the busy streets of Rola, and many other memorable areas of the city. This is the first commissioned time-lapse photography project ...  Read More


Emirati team in the top list of international innovation

Posted on 01/09/2014: 259 views.

GENEVA: PatentScope data collected from the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO, reveals that an Emirati independent team of inventors, Wasfi Alshdaifat (Jordan), Ms. Eida Almuhairbi (U.A.E.) and Farah Kassab (Lebanon) accomplished 45 inventions between July 2010 and July 2014, and the ...  Read More

Sultan Al Jaber attends launch of renovation project of Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo

Posted on 01/09/2014: 234 views.

CAIRO: Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, Chairman of the Coordination Office of U.A.E. Funded Development Projects in Egypt, has announced that a renowned Emirati personality who plays greater role in supporting culture, education and preservation of heritage, incurred the ...  Read More

Lubna Al Qasimi commends Hamdan bin Rashid during Al Maktoum College graduation ceremony in Scotland

Posted on 01/09/2014: 252 views.

DUNDEE: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development and President of Zayed University, has praised the efforts of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and U.A.E. Minister of Finance, in promoting and developing the Al Maktoum ...  Read More

Celebrating centuries of Al Nahyan poetry

Posted on 01/09/2014: 254 views.

379-page book contains poems from Abu Dhabi's ruling family over the course of five centuries — from the 16th to the 20th century. A collection of verses from 17 poets from Al Nahyan family has been published by the Poetry Academy under the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee ...  Read More

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi hits 55% as guest arrivals up 26% in July

Posted on 01/09/2014: 137 views.

Hotel revenues for the month were Dh317 million, with food and beverage accounting for Dh126.416, which is up nine per cent year-on-year. Abu Dhabi's hotel occupancy nudged three points to reach 55 per cent in July. The industry achieved a 26 per cent growth in guest arrivals last month compared ...  Read More

Expo Centre posts strong H1 performance

Posted on 01/09/2014: 130 views.

After reporting extraordinary growth in first half of the year, the region's premier exhibition organiser and events venue, Expo Centre Sharjah, is gearing up for a busy second half, presenting some of the most sought-after consumer and trade exhibitions in the region and the world. Expo Centre had ...  Read More

Dubai Int'l passenger traffic slips 2.9pc in July

Posted on 01/09/2014: 137 views.

Passenger traffic at Dubai International dropped 2.9 percent to 5.15 million people in July from 5.31 million passengers in July last year, because of construction work on its two runways, operator Dubai Airports said on Sunday noting that traffic remained above the 5-million mark for the 19th ...  Read More

Dubai Duty Free sales at Al Maktoum International touches US$14.8m

Posted on 01/09/2014: 145 views.

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) sales at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai totalled to more than US$14.8 million (Dh54.36 million) year-to- date, according to a statement from the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) on Sunday. Sales recorded at the airport accounted for 1.3 per cent of ...  Read More

Demand for sustainable developments rises as U.A.E. residents vote for greener lifestyle

Posted on 01/09/2014: 154 views.

Emaar's Community Management programme will be at the forefront of sustainable developments on show at Cityscape Global next month, as U.A.E. residents reveal their desire to adopt a greener lifestyle, both at work and at home. A recent poll conducted by Bayt.com showed that 72.5 percent of ...  Read More

Masdar, Tadweer to research biodiesel production from waste cooking oil

Posted on 01/09/2014: 157 views.

Abu Dhabi's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi, have signed a two-year research agreement focused on improving the ...  Read More

ENOC joins hands with government stakeholders to ensure usage of green diesel

Posted on 01/09/2014: 135 views.

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has joined hands with governmental stakeholders to implement the U.A.E. Federal Cabinet decision No. 37 of 2013 on making the use of the environment-friendly green diesel mandatory across U.A.E. A stakeholder meeting led by ENOC Industrial Products Marketing ...  Read More

DEWA begins work on new Dh170 million water pipeline project

Posted on 01/09/2014: 139 views.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced that work on a new Dh170 million water pipeline project, which will supply water through a group of networks extending 25 kilometres into various parts of the emirate, has begun. The project will see17 water distribution sites ...  Read More

Emaar Properties announces intention to list Emaar Malls Group

Posted on 01/09/2014: 127 views.

Emaar Properties PJSC yesterday announced its intention to proceed with the sale of existing shares in Emaar Malls Group (EMG) via an initial public offering (IPO) on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The IPO will be made available to individual investors (30 percent), as well as qualified ...  Read More

Dubai Festival City Mall begins 2nd phase expansion

Posted on 01/09/2014: 133 views.

Dubai Festival City Mall on Sunday launched phase two of its retail expansion project which will feature more space to house new fashion, lifestyle and unique dining choices overlooking the iconic Dubai Creek. The project will deliver an enlarged Festival Square connecting with the unique ...  Read More

American University of Dubai welcomes new students

Posted on 01/09/2014: 141 views.

The American University in Dubai (AUD) welcomed its new students for Fall 2014 during "Orientation Week” that kicked off on Sunday to start the new academic journey over a week full of activities. During orientation, AUD President, Dr Lance de Masi and Provost/Chief Academic Officer, Dr Jihad ...  Read More

Shinya Aoki retains ONE FC world title

Posted on 01/09/2014: 125 views.

Shinya Aoki retained his ONE FC Lightweight World Championship while Ben Askren and Narantungalag Jamdambaa emerged as new world champions in the welterweight and featherweight divisions respectively in the ‘Reign of Champions' mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ...  Read More

Hosszu, Gyurta set world records

Posted on 01/09/2014: 141 views.

Hungarian swimmers Katinka Hosszu and Daniel Gyurta ruled the pool smashing world records on the first day of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup held at the Hamdan Sports Complex Dubai on Sunday. Gyurta set a new world record in the men's 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:00:48 while Marco Koch ...  Read More