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President: The decision to unify UAE's Armed Forces was a wise, visionary step, taken by the founding fathers

Posted on 06/05/2015: 227 views.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has stressed that the decision to unify the UAE's Armed Forces thirty-nine years ago was a wise, visionary step taken by the founding fathers of the state, thanks to their strategic perspectives and insights regarding the challenges of the future. His Highness told the "Nation Shield" journal on the 39th anniversary of the Unification of the Armed Forces that the security, stability and peace the country enjoys today, as well as the ...  Read More


Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE's participation in operation Decisive Storm reaffirms its constant political position in fighting for the truth

Posted on 06/05/2015: 234 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has reaffirmed that "Our armed forces are strong, they protect the homeland, safeguards its independence and sovereignty, establish security and stability in the land, and carries out their ...  Read More

GCC Consultative Meeting issues final communiqué

Posted on 06/05/2015: 213 views.

RIYADH: The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States concluded here today their 15th Consultative Meeting under the Chairmanship of the Custodian of the Two holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The GCC leaders welcomed the Custodian of the Two holy Mosques King Salman ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince: UAE has a responsibility to preserve peace

Posted on 06/05/2015: 226 views.

The UAE has a great responsibility to preserve peace in the region, says Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, on the anniversary of the Armed Forces' formation. Sheikh Mohammed, also Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, congratulated the Emirati people and said the UAE and ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed: Prince Saud Al Faisal is a rare figure who acted as a safety valve in times of political crisis for four decades

Posted on 06/05/2015: 214 views.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, has described former Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, as a rare figure in the history of Arabs and Muslims, and a man whose shrewdness, smooth tongue and decisiveness all draw the admiration of others. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah ...  Read More

ATDD announces Q1 tourism statistics in Ajman

Posted on 06/05/2015: 149 views.

Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, has announced the results of tourism statistics in the emirate for the first quarter of 2015, on the first day of the Arabian Travel Market, Dubai. Faisal Al Nuaimi, ATDD General Manager, said, "Revenues of Q1 were Dh 90 million, compared to Dh 77 million ...  Read More

Passenger terminal at DWC to be expanded to accommodate 26 million passengers by 2017

Posted on 06/05/2015: 161 views.

Dubai Airports yesterday confirmed that construction is expected to begin later this year on the expansion of Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central's (DWC's) existing passenger terminal which will boost the current capacity of 6 million passengers a year to 26 million. As Dubai ...  Read More

Dubai airport passenger traffic up 7.2 per cent y/y in March

Posted on 06/05/2015: 161 views.

Dubai International experienced solid growth across all major markets in March 2015, lifting passenger traffic 7.2 per cent from the same month last year, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports yesterday. Passenger traffic in March 2015 totalled 6,736,932 compared ...  Read More

Emirates sweeps four titles at the Business Traveller Awards

Posted on 06/05/2015: 151 views.

Emirates' innovation, investments in product, and customer service were recognised last night with an array of accolades at the Business Traveller Middle East 2015 Awards. At the ceremony attended by over 350 industry executives, Emirates was crowned "Best Airline Worldwide". It was also named ...  Read More

Emirates expands marketing agreements with tourism boards of South Africa, Seychelles and Mauritius

Posted on 06/05/2015: 139 views.

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, renewed its individual global marketing agreements with the Tourism Boards of South Africa, Seychelles and Mauritius. The three agreements aim to utilise Emirates' growing global network to further boost inbound tourism to the Ocean Islands of ...  Read More

Sharjah makes its mark as leading cultural hub

Posted on 06/05/2015: 153 views.

The UAE may be a young country, but it takes its heritage seriously and maintains strong bonds with the past, according to a UAE daily. "The Rulers of the emirates have taken great efforts to tap into history through its ancient monuments. Among the emirates, Sharjah stands out because of its ...  Read More

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to add more rides

Posted on 06/05/2015: 157 views.

Ferrari World is about to get bigger as more rides are expected to be rolled out this year. The indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi plans to launch a new rollercoaster, Flying Aces, by the end of this year, along with another ride targeted at families as part of its ongoing expansion. By the first ...  Read More

UAE most popular holiday destination for MENA holidaymakers

Posted on 06/05/2015: 173 views.

The UAE has been named the most popular destination for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and is among the top destination choices for global travellers. The Global Travel Intentions Study 2015 carried out by Visa, the global payments technology company, surveyed 13,603 ...  Read More

UAE non-oil trade reached Dh 1.07 trillion during 2014

Posted on 06/05/2015: 160 views.

The preliminary statistical data of the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) revealed an increase in the total non-oil direct trade of the United Arab Emirates to Dh 1.07 trillion during 2014, achieving a growth rate of 1 per cent over compared to the previous year. The FCA preliminary data indicated ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid issues Law on practicing economic activities in Dubai

Posted on 06/05/2015: 163 views.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No (14) of 2015 partially amending Law No (13) of 2011 on the organisation and regulation of economic activities in Dubai and referred ...  Read More

Shurooq launches Dh 80 million Al Noor Island project in Sharjah during its participation in ATM 2015

Posted on 06/05/2015: 174 views.

In the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, (Shurooq), the authority unveiled Al Noor Island: its latest tourism and leisure project which boasts state-of-the-art facilities and is set to serve as a vibrant cultural and ...  Read More

Middle East’s first LNG-powered harbour tug ‘Elemarateyah’ commences production at Drydocks World steel-cutting ceremony

Posted on 06/05/2015: 126 views.

Drydocks World and Maritime World, the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors marked a key milestone in achieving environmental excellence at the steel cutting ceremony for the Middle East's first LNG powered harbour tug ‘Elemarateyah.' Held ...  Read More

Dubai Green Economy Partnership unveils green strategy to support Dubai Plan 2021

Posted on 06/05/2015: 158 views.

The Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP), launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has unveiled a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Dubai's shift towards a green economy. The strategy is led by ...  Read More

Security Support Department delegation discusses mutual cooperation with the Italian police in Rome

Posted on 06/05/2015: 141 views.

During a visit on Monday to the Carabinieri GHQ in Rome, a delegation from the Security Support Department at the Security Support Directorate General at the General Secretariat of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior reviewed the tasks and duties of the Italian police ...  Read More

Dubai Cares launches bilingual educational program to improve learning outcomes in Senegal

Posted on 06/05/2015: 153 views.

A Dubai Cares delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of the organisation has recently visited Senegal to launch a bilingual educational programme, which aims to enhance and scale up the government-driven bilingual education policy across the country. Designed and implemented to ...  Read More

Smart Palms to issue weather warnings at Dubai beaches

Posted on 06/05/2015: 145 views.

After parks and markets, it is the turn of beaches in Dubai to offer free wireless Internet connection to visitors through Dubai Municipality's Smart Palm solar tech hub project. However, this time, there will be a difference. The Smart Palm, that will offer free WiFi service and charging points ...  Read More

Emirati youths display projects at Dubai science fair

Posted on 06/05/2015: 139 views.

The largest science fair in the region opened its doors to students at this year's Think Science Fair. Encouraging school students to think out of the box and showcase innovative ideas, the fair is organised every year by Emirates Foundation. Rawan Hussam and Rebal Islam from Sharjah's Al Noor ...  Read More