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The Environmental Services team at the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, has spotted the first sea turtle nest on Saadiyat island, marking the start of this year's nesting season. The critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles will now start to nest on the destination's beachfront and will be under the observation of TDIC's environmental services team, as part of the company's Hawksbill ... Read More
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The UAE has become the first Arabian Gulf nation to secure a permanent pavilion at the Venice Biennale for art and architecture. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a 20-year agreement with the Biennale allowing the UAE to move from the temporary space it has occupied since 2009 to a ... Read More
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Four short films directed by students of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and one by an AUS professor, have been shortlisted at the Festival de Cannes' Court Métrage (Cannes Festival – Short Film Corner) this year. The AUS students are taking courses in its College of Architecture, Art and ... Read More
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's conservation initiative saved Dh16 million in electricity and water, it was announced at the eighth Conservation Award for the educational sector. Along with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) ... Read More
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A mature marketplace it may be, but Dubai's retail sector has no intent to slow down. It is getting a lot of help from global retailers intent on getting the word out that they will be ‘opening soon in Dubai'. So much so, Dubai has easily retained its ranking as the number two destination in terms ... Read More
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Forum is set to begin in Paris next Wednesday. The event is organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, with the participation of a high-level official government delegation led by Nasser Ahmed Al Sowaidi, the Chairman Abu Dhabi Department of Economic ... Read More
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Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME), the largest Islamic Bank in Europe, yesterday announced the opening of its representative office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This will be the Bank's first overseas office, and will allow the Bank to expand the reach and ... Read More
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Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy has stressed keenness of the Ministry on providing advanced interactive channels for customers to boost transparency and effective communication so as to upgrade level of services. He said at a press conference yesterday that the launch of the direct media ... Read More
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The Western Region Development Council (WRDC) has indentified investment priorities aimed at accelerating Al Gharbia's economic development. Economic sectors targeted to receive massive investments include oil & gas, real estate, tourism, transport, chemicals, healthcare, education as well as ... Read More
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German air ambulance specialist and VVIP jet operator, Flight-Ambulance-International (FAI) rent-a-jet AG, has named Al Bateen Executive Airport as its preferred stopover airport in the Middle East region. Through an agreement with the German operator, Al Bateen Executive Airport, operated by Abu ... Read More
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The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the country's independent nuclear regulatory body, has invited the public to review and comment on its draft Regulatory Guide on the Certification of Reactor Operators and Senior Reactor Operators at Nuclear Facilities. This guide provides ... Read More
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Doha: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, yesterday attended the inauguration of the Doha Forum: Enriching the Middle-East's Economic Future Conference, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha. The Forum was opened by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir ... Read More
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Mohammed Ahmed Al-Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC) met yesterday with Sean Barrett, the Speaker of the Lower House of the Irish Parliament (Dail) at the Secretariat General of the FNC, and discussed exempting UAE citizens from current visa requirements. Al-Murr affirmed that ... Read More
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The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court ,chaired by Judge Falah Al Hajri, this morning resumed hearing pleadings from defendants and defence in the case of those accused of belonging to an illegal secret organisation. The session was attended by 73 male defendants,12 female ... Read More
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Emirati students at UAE University (UAEU) have developed a cost-effective filter that promises to cut the dangerous emission of particulate matter such as carbon from diesel engines. The filter uses reverse engineering and will greatly help in reducing environmental pollution caused by metallic and ... Read More
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The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened yesterday the new headquarters of the Ras Al-Khaimah Women's College (RAKWC), part of the Higher Colleges of Technology. Sheikh Mohammed unveiled a special plaque upon his arrival ... Read More
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His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has said the UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attaches great importance to education as a key pillar ... Read More
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The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced yesterday that it will soon commence building the new Dh175 million bus depot project in Abu Dhabi, after the project was approved by the Executive Council as part of various infrastructure projects valued at Dh 1.5 billion. Spanning over 10 ... Read More
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Swerving is one of the main causes of traffic deaths in Dubai, according to a senior police official. Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Chief of the Dubai Police Traffic Department, said on Monday the practice had claimed the lives of 61 people in the past three years. A month-long campaign ... Read More
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Sana'a: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF) is exerting relentless efforts to reach the poorest families in Yemen in order to deliver food aid as per then directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's Dhs500m donation. The chairman of the Khalifa Foundation ... Read More
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Over 700 competitors are expected to participate in the second edition of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Cup which will take place from May 31 to June 2 at Al Jazira indoor stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) announced on Monday. Participants including both female and male fighters ... Read More
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Stockholm: The UAE Ice Hockey Association (UAE IHA) has been granted full membership of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), thus becoming the first Arab country to have the privilege of joining high ranked members and decision-makers in the international ice hockey community. This ... Read More
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Thursday June 6th will be a paid official holiday for all workers of the private sector companies and enterprises nationwide to observe the anniversary of Isra Wal Miraj, according to a circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour. The resolution comes in pursuant to the provisions of ... Read More