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Mohamed bin Zayed, President el-Sisi discuss U.A.E.-Egypt cooperation

Posted on 18/09/2014: 721 views.

CAIRO: His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, and Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, discussed yesterday the fraternal cooperation between the U.A.E. and Egypt, matters of common interest for the two countries, and the international and regional situation. The discussions took place as President el-Sisi received His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and members of his delegation at the ...  Read More

Egyptian President values U.A.E.'s support for Egypt's transition towards democracy

Posted on 18/09/2014: 350 views.

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has highly appreciated U.A.E.'s stance towards Egypt as 'critical and supportive' for Egypt's transition towards democracy and protection of values of the Egyptian State and people. The Egyptian president made his remarks in a statement the Egyptian ...  Read More

U.A.E. condemns human rights violations in Syria, ISIL's crimes

Posted on 18/09/2014: 336 views.

GENEVA: Despite several international resolutions designed to put an end to the violence, the Syrian regime has been continuing with massacres. Chlorine, a prohibited product, has been used against civilians. The international community has been called upon to ask for accountability for the ...  Read More

U.A.E. signs three agreements with WFP to offer 113.8 million for Syrian refugees

Posted on 18/09/2014: 362 views.

The U.A.E. on Wednesday signed three agreements with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) whereby it has offered Dh 113.8 million in support of the world's largest humanitarian agency's response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. This assistance from U.A.E. will benefit about 880,000 ...  Read More

ERC, OCHA to join forces address humanitarian challenges

Posted on 18/09/2014: 319 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have expressed their resolve to combine their efforts in constructive partnership and coordination to address present humanitarian challenges in many countries in the Middle East and ...  Read More

U.A.E. to host UN Women coordination office

Posted on 18/09/2014: 236 views.

NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates has announced its determination to host a coordination office for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, with the support of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme ...  Read More

Al Mazrouie: U.A.E. pumps heavy investment into energy sector to raise output capacity to 3.5 mbpd by 2017

Posted on 18/09/2014: 236 views.

The U.A.E. is planning to raise its oil output capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day by 2017 and refining capacity to 1.1 mbpd from 707,000 barrels per day, affirming its strategic vision as a major oil producer in the world, H.E. Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, ...  Read More

Expo 2020 Dubai and DP World launch industry-themed workshops

Posted on 18/09/2014: 183 views.

Expo 2020 Dubai has held the first industry exploratory session in partnership with DP World as part of the preparation to host the international event. The session, conducted with over 30 stakeholders in the supply chain sector, was designed to explore industry trends, opportunities and potential ...  Read More

TRA Launches #YESUAE Campaign

Posted on 18/09/2014: 60 views.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has formally announced the launch of the ‘#YESUAE Campaign' across the nation's most popular social networking platforms. The campaign is designed to garner wide spread national support ahead of the U.A.E.'s participation in the ITU Plenipotentiary ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi aspires to become one of the most efficient users of water in the world

Posted on 18/09/2014: 196 views.

In order to address the rapidly growing demand for potable water in Abu Dhabi due to the population growth which is forecast to exceed five million by 2030, Abu Dhabi is investing in wastewater reuse and wastewater recycling projects to ensure the sustainability of its water supply. The Abu Dhabi ...  Read More

DEWA holds Hassyan Clean Coal Power conference for phase I bidders

Posted on 18/09/2014: 148 views.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) yesterday held a conference for qualifying international developers who intend to send their proposals for the Hassyan project to produce 1,200 MW of electricity using clean coal. The project underlines DEWA's efforts to meet Dubai's increasing demand ...  Read More

Dubai Financial Market signs MoU with Korea Securities Depository

Posted on 18/09/2014: 140 views.

The Dubai Financial Market, DFM, and the South Korea Securities Depository, KSD, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, which aims to strengthen and increase cooperation to develop the infrastructure for securities trading operations in the U.A.E. and South Korea. The MoU will ensure a ...  Read More

U.A.E. banks credit growth seen at 8-9% in 2014-15: S&P

Posted on 18/09/2014: 143 views.

The U.A.E. banking system credit growth was about 4% in the first five months of 2014 and international ratings agency Standard & Poor's expects around 8–9% credit growth for the sector in 2014-2015, in line with healthy economic. At year-end 2012, the U.A.E. regulator tightened limits on lending ...  Read More

Dolphin Energy achieves 5 trillion SCF output milestone

Posted on 18/09/2014: 166 views.

The Dolphin Project involves the production and processing of natural gas from Qatar's North Field, and transportation of the dry gas by sub-sea export pipeline from Qatar to the U.A.E., which began in July 2007. The long term customers for Dolphin gas from Qatar are Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity ...  Read More

Cruise Abu Dhabi steps up destination campaign

Posted on 18/09/2014: 164 views.

The first dedicated Cruise Abu Dhabi international promotion set off under full sail at the Seatrade Med Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain affirming the emirate's commitment to regional cruise development. A seven strong Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, delegation ...  Read More

787-9 Dreamliner, A380 to boost Etihad’s operations

Posted on 18/09/2014: 162 views.

Etihad Airways will introduce two new long-haul aircraft types, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and the Airbus A380 super jumbo to boost its flight operations. "The new jumbos will deliver new, industry-leading in-flight product,” said James Hogan, the chief executive of Etihad Airways, while speaking ...  Read More

Emirates marks 10 years of worldwide lounge network

Posted on 18/09/2014: 155 views.

In the financial year ending March 2014, more than four million customers were served at the 36 Emirates Lounges around the world. Over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub, and demand is ...  Read More

U.A.E. retail sector surges with 33% growth forecast for 2015

Posted on 18/09/2014: 137 views.

The United Arab Emirates retail sector is expected to grow over 33 percent by 2015, according to a September 2014 report by Ventures Middle East released in conjunction with The Big 5 building and construction exhibition. That growth is attracting investment into other countries in the GCC, ...  Read More

New Abu Dhabi centre of excellence to produce first anti-cancer drugs in the GCC

Posted on 18/09/2014: 167 views.

Officials from Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and LIFE Pharma have on Wednesday celebrated a ground-breaking ceremony, marking the beginning of construction of the first pharmaceutical research and manufacturing plant in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) region to produce anti-cancer ...  Read More

Sharjah time-lapse video: Timeless beauty that moves

Posted on 18/09/2014: 237 views.

Opening to the soul-stirring music of Marwan Anwer's Fayrouz, the first commissioned time-lapse video shows Sharjah in a totally different light. Easing beautifully from a happening day to an equally vibrant nightlife, the almost three-and-a-half-minute-long video encompasses the beauty of the ...  Read More

300 entries for U.A.E. drones contest

Posted on 18/09/2014: 136 views.

The award's management focused on innovation in rendering services, its feasibility and the value it brings to the general population while selecting the entries. The ‘U.A.E. Drones for Good Award', which was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime ...  Read More

Dubai International Film Festival opens registration for 11th edition

Posted on 18/09/2014: 135 views.

The Dubai International Film Festival, DIFF, announced yesterday that registration for the 11th edition of the festival is now open for media, industry professionals and students. This year's edition of DIFF will run from December 10th-17th. DIFF celebrates the best of Arab and international cinema ...  Read More

2015 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award opens submissions

Posted on 18/09/2014: 133 views.

New York University Abu Dhabi Institute has announced the opening of submissions for the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2015, which is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF). Now in its third year and ...  Read More

Dubai Marina station is now Damac

Posted on 18/09/2014: 189 views.

The Dubai Marina station on Dubai Metro's Red Line will now be named Damac station, has announced. Damac Properties has joined the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) naming rights project close on the heels of a similar deal between RTA and ADCB that resulted in Al Karama station being renamed ...  Read More

Leading Emirati and expat fighters set for Dubai Jiu-Jitsu Open

Posted on 18/09/2014: 149 views.

The first day of the event under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council is dedicated for the ‘No Gi' competitions and on the second day, the full-fledged ‘Gi' competitions take place. Gi denotes the traditional ...  Read More