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UAE announces provision of Dh 503 million for Syrian refugees at Syria donors’ conference

Posted on 05/02/2016: 331 views.

The United Arab Emirates has announced the provision of Dh 503 million, (US$ 137 million) during the country's participation in the fourth Syria donors' conference. The Supporting Syria and the Region conference took place yesterday in London, in the presence of heads of state and government, as well as heads and representatives of international humanitarian organizations. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, President of the UAE's Committee on Foreign ...  Read More


PhD student selected as Semi-Finalist for UAE Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Award for Good

Posted on 05/02/2016: 420 views.

A Masdar Institute PhD student has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Dh1-million UAE Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Award for Good – an award that supports innovation in the key area of artificial intelligence and robotics. Winners will be announced during the Live Finals event, ...  Read More

Six contestants enter final round of UAE Drones for Good Award

Posted on 05/02/2016: 574 views.

‘The UAE Drones for Good Award' has announced that three contestants each from the International and National competitions of the award have qualified to the final round of the award as 20 semi-finalists demonstrated their projects live in front of a panel of high profile international judges at a ...  Read More

Global expert uses UAE Drones for Good Award platform to launch start-up on drones and robotics technology

Posted on 05/02/2016: 479 views.

Highlighting the UAE's global position as a leading centre for drones and robotics technology and best practices in the sector, Patrick Meier, an internationally recognized expert and consultant on humanitarian technology and innovation, has announced the launch of a new start-up, WeRobotics, ...  Read More

Masdar supports national initiatives for incorporating sustainable practices into lifestyles

Posted on 05/02/2016: 356 views.

Commenting on the 19th National Environment Day, which falls on 4th February, Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, said: " Masdar welcomes National Environment Day and supports the initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Water to encourage local residents to incorporate more sustainable practices ...  Read More

Hamed bin Zayed participates in India Investment Summit, meets Indian Finance Minister

Posted on 05/02/2016: 363 views.

NEW DELHI: H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, participated in the India Investment Summit 2016, which was inaugurated yesterday in the capital New Delhi, with the participation of a number of State Governments, representatives of various Sovereign ...  Read More

Foreigners purchase shares worth Dh 1.5 billion on DFM

Posted on 05/02/2016: 364 views.

Foreign investors purchased Dh 1.582 billion worth of shares on Dubai Financial Market (DFM) from 31st January to 4th February, 2016 and sold Dh 1.507 billion, DFM said yesterday in a press release. Net foreign investment on the market reached Dh 74.7 million, as aggregate buy. Value of shares ...  Read More

DFM Company posts net profit of Dh 261 million in 2015

Posted on 05/02/2016: 376 views.

Dubai Financial Market (PJSC) yesterday announced its results for the financial year ending 31st December 2015 as the Company posted a net profit of Dh 261 million for the year 2015, compared to Dh 759.3 million in 2014, a 66% decline. Total revenues reached to Dh 451 million in 2015 compared to Dh ...  Read More

DGCX records strong start to 2016 with launch of Equity futures

Posted on 05/02/2016: 362 views.

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has recorded a strong start to 2016 with January figures showing an Open Interest increase of 26% against January 2015. The growing Open interest on the exchange underlines the opportunity that DGCX is presenting to regional investor population as a ...  Read More

Sheikh Zayed’s legacy encourages local students to embrace sustainability as a lifestyle

Posted on 05/02/2016: 191 views.

In support of the UAE's 19th National Environment Day, the Zayed Future Energy Prize that represents the environmental vision of the UAE's founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, has called on local schools to submit a project proposal to the Global High Schools category of the prize's ...  Read More

Bee’ah gives back to the environment

Posted on 05/02/2016: 178 views.

As part of the UAE National Environment Day activities, Bee'ah, the Middle East's award-winning and leading integrated environmental and waste management company, recently organised a series of healthy and environmentally focused initiatives encouraging blood donation awareness and carpooling, in ...  Read More

Drone strike kills six suspected militants in central Yemen

Posted on 05/02/2016: 207 views.

A drone strike killed six suspected al Qaeda militants in an overnight attack in eastern Yemen, Reuters reported Thursday citing tribal sources. The apparent U.S. drone strike targeted a car travelling in al Rawda city in Shabwa province, a remote desert area where al Qaeda militants are believed ...  Read More

UAE Ambassador presents credentials to Indian President

Posted on 05/02/2016: 196 views.

NEW DELHI: resident Pranab Mukherjee of the Republic of India has received the credentials of Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India. During the meeting, the UAE Ambassador conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed ...  Read More

Emirates Post Group announces 21 percent surge in international parcels volumes

Posted on 05/02/2016: 199 views.

Emirates Post Group, EPG, has announced a twenty-one per cent growth in outgoing international parcels sent through the UAE's postal network in 2015, compared to the previous year, driven by upgraded standards of service and attractive pricing. All post offices in the UAE offer the facility to send ...  Read More

RAK Exhibition Centre sees 27 percent increase in the visitors number during 2015

Posted on 05/02/2016: 197 views.

The RAK Exhibition Centre, affiliated to RAK's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has seen a 27% increase in the number of visitors during 2015. Twenty-four events, some independent and others under the chamber's auspices, attracted visitors throughout the year, including 15 exhibitions (up from 12 ...  Read More

1st Edition of Fujairah International Arts Festival announced

Posted on 05/02/2016: 204 views.

The High Organising Committee of the Fujairah International Arts Festival have announced details of the first edition of the festival organised by Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, FCMA, under the auspices of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of ...  Read More

More gains for the UAE as Sharjah Ladies Club wins volleyball at AWST

Posted on 05/02/2016: 206 views.

The volleyball team of Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, came first in the volleyball competition in the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament, AWST, hosted by Sharjah from February 2nd -12th, after beating Bahrain's Al Muharraq Club, then clinching a 3-0 win over Al Qalamoon Lebanese Club. The SLC volleyball ...  Read More

Dragon Mart, Burj Al Arab gear up for Chinese New Year

Posted on 05/02/2016: 237 views.

Dragon Mart, touted as Dubai's unofficial China Town, is gearing up for the Chinese New Year celebrations with cultural performances and dragon dances to usher in the Year of the Monkey beginning on February 8. Dragon Mart 1 and the newly-opened Dragon Mart 2 will host the Chinese New Year ...  Read More