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100 objects that define world history to go on display in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 17/04/2014: 145 views.

An exhibition that captures the history of the world through 100 compelling objects will soon open at the Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi. ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects' exhibition will feature personal objects such as a Chinese jade hair ornament (dated about 3,500BC, bird-shaped pestle from Papua New Guinea (dated 6,000 – 2,000BC), Hebrew astrolabe (dated AD1345–1355) from Spain, and other objects that represent the surviving relics of lost civilisations. The exhibition will ...  Read More


World green economy summit closes with clear pathway to making Dubai capital of the green economy by 2021

Posted on 17/04/2014: 186 views.

The World Green Economy Summit ("WGES"), the first Summit focused on "green business" in the region, concluded yesterday, with a closing session which provided a platform for determining the way for Dubai to become capital of the world's green economy in line with the goals of the UAE's Vision ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi's sustainable development efforts highlighted at World Urban Forum in Colombia

Posted on 17/04/2014: 177 views.

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has recently participated in the 7th World Urban Forum (WUF), in Medellin, Colombia. The forum is considered the largest event on Sustainable Urban Development in the world and is organised biannually by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, also ...  Read More

140 new hotels to open in Dubai by 2016

Posted on 17/04/2014: 229 views.

The hotel development pipeline in the Middle East and Africa includes 573 hotels with 137,193 rooms as of March this year, according to the latest report by STR Global, a hotel research firm. This year is expected to see the opening of 125 hotels with 27,775 rooms, as per the report. The ...  Read More

Dubai’s hospitality sector outdoes regional growth

Posted on 17/04/2014: 226 views.

Overall hospitality market recorded an average occupancy rate of 87 per cent in January 2014, a slight drop from January 2013 of 2.6 per cent. Driven by a buoyancy in tourism and business, Dubai's hospitality market continued to outperform an upbeat regional trend, posting around 10 per cent jump ...  Read More

Dubai fragrance and fashion trade worth Dh206b

Posted on 17/04/2014: 173 views.

Dubai's total trade value of fragrance, beauty and fashion related products reached Dh206 billion in 2013, according to a report released by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) on Wednesday. This marked an eight per cent increase over 2012 trade value of Dh191 billion for the ...  Read More

Etisalat Group transforms mobile banking service in Nigeria, launches innovative smartphone app

Posted on 17/04/2014: 153 views.

Leading mobile telecommunications provider, Etisalat Group, through its subsidiary in Nigeria, announced the launch of a new and comprehensive smartphone app that will enable customers to access their mobile money services faster and with more ease. The introduction of the innovative app expands ...  Read More

Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways sign ground-breaking Interline agreement

Posted on 17/04/2014: 137 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Fiji Airways yesterday announced a new and far reaching interline agreement allowing reciprocal sales from and to 12 cities in Europe, 17 cities in the Middle East, 5 cities in Africa, 5 cities in North America, 29 cities in Asia ...  Read More

TAQA announces partial commercial operations at Bergermeer Gas Storage

Posted on 17/04/2014: 145 views.

The Hague: TAQA, the international energy and water company from Abu Dhabi, yesterday announced the start of preliminary commercial operations at its Bergermeer Gas Storage facility in the Netherlands. When completed in 2015, Bergermeer will nearly double the Netherlands' capacity and become the ...  Read More

Phase one of Kizad Logistics Park now complete

Posted on 17/04/2014: 162 views.

Officials from Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) announced yesterday that phase one of its massive Kizad Logistics Park (KLP) has now been completed and warehouse units are being handed over to tenants. A total of 34 out of 41 warehouse units, equalling 83 per cent, from phase one have ...  Read More

Consumer Price Index goes up by 0.22% in March 2014

Posted on 17/04/2014: 127 views.

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 119.55 in March 2014, and with comparison with the base year (2007 =100); it increased by 0.22% compared to its value at the end of February 2014, while it increased by 1.85% compared to its value at the end of March 2013, according to National Bureau ...  Read More

Dubai CPI up 0.39% in March

Posted on 17/04/2014: 139 views.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Dubai gained 0.39% in March in comparison to February driven by an increase in the groups of alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 4.98%, furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance 4.61%, food and non-alcoholic beverages 1.21%, health 0.42%, ...  Read More

UAE Banks Federation approves action plan

Posted on 17/04/2014: 178 views.

The UAE Banks Federation, a professional representative body representing 49 member banks operating in the UAE, held its Ordinary Annual General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday in Dubai. The meeting was chaired by Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the UAE Banks Federation, and attended by ...  Read More

SIB announces Dh110 million net profit for Q1 2014

Posted on 17/04/2014: 137 views.

Sharjah Islamic Bank, SIB, has announced its Q1 2014 results with a net profit of Dh110 million, compared to 84.8 million earned in the same period last year. Net customer facilities reached Dh 13.3 billion rising by Dh803.3 million, a 6.4% increase since December 2013 and customer deposits reached ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Australian Parliamentary delegation

Posted on 17/04/2014: 155 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received yesterday in Abu Dhabi an Australian delegation, representing all Australian states. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi welcomed the Australian Members of ...  Read More

Lubna Al Qasimi calls for collective international effort to address international development challenges

Posted on 17/04/2014: 144 views.

Mexico City: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Co-operation has emphasised the need to mobilise international efforts to address international development challenges and issues like poverty, spread of diseases, lack of education, inequality, promotion ...  Read More

Guinean President praises US$5m medical aid provided by UAE

Posted on 17/04/2014: 156 views.

Conakry: In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has supplied medical equipment to Guinea valued at more than 5 million dollars. Professor Alpha Conde, President of Guinea, praised the assistance ...  Read More

UAE's Red Crescent visits Typhoon Haiyan-hit areas

Posted on 17/04/2014: 144 views.

Manila: A delegation from UAE's humanitarian major Red Crescent Authority (RCA) yesterday met with Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon in Tacloban City which last year bore the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan along with Leyte province and Palau. During the meeting, RCA delegation ...  Read More

Sustainability, finance added to UAE public school syllabus

Posted on 17/04/2014: 155 views.

Two new subjects will be introduced in public schools across the UAE, following a collaboration between Emirates Foundation for Youth Development and the Ministry of Education. Students will now study sustainability and financial literacy as part of the revised public school curriculum. Education ...  Read More

Emirati sign language focus at 'Hear my Voice - Empowering the Deaf' conference

Posted on 17/04/2014: 143 views.

Integration of the deaf and hard of hearing into the community is possible through education, employment, social inclusion and the recognition of sign language. These concepts, as well as the development of the Emirati sign language, were at the forefront during the opening of the second edition of ...  Read More

Ministry of Health, HAAD reassure citizens, residents current MERS Coronavirus cases not a public health concern

Posted on 17/04/2014: 184 views.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) reassure citizens and residents that the few positive MERS Coronavirus contacts of the severe case last week are all well and we expect them to clear the virus within 10-14 days with no treatment. They are in hospital isolation and ...  Read More

32 firms flout labour laws in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 17/04/2014: 143 views.

They employ workers not under their sponsorship or allow their labourers to work for others. The Ministry of Labour has referred 32 facilities to the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution, 13 of which were found registering employees under their sponsorship while allowing them to work for other ...  Read More

Al Qubaisi set for FIA endurance series debut

Posted on 17/04/2014: 134 views.

Emirati circuit racing and endurance star Khalid Al Qubaisi begins competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the first round at the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the UK this weekend. The UAE driver will compete in the world's biggest endurance racing series in a new Porsche 911 RSR with ...  Read More

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin turns 'aquanaut' in Dubai

Posted on 17/04/2014: 141 views.

American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, turned ‘aquanaut' in Dubai last week when he helped launched new diving programmes at The Atlantis hotel. "The 84-year-old scuba-loving astronaut is a keen diver and had heard about our new diving programmes, so we arranged for him ...  Read More