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UAE Publishing House wins first Children Publishing Award

Posted on 18/04/2014: 159 views.

Three prominent publishing houses won awards at the first edition of the Arab Children's Book Publisher's Forum Award. The awards ceremony, held last Wednesday at the SCRF, was attended by Abdullah bin Mohamed Al Owais, President of Sharjah Department of Culture and Information, Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Director of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) and other prominent figures in the Arab literary world. The first prize of Dh 25,000 went to Kalimat, the UAE's first Publishing House ...  Read More


Emirati sign language promoted

Posted on 18/04/2014: 187 views.

People with hearing disability in the UAE will have a new dictionary of Emirati sign language that will help the deaf better communicate and learn the nuances of the new language. The Emirati sign language is being used by the deaf to communicate, but the language is in its infancy and needs a ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces its call for entries

Posted on 18/04/2014: 163 views.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) is accepting entries for its eighth edition, to be held from October 23 until November 1. Entries will be accepted until July 15. Since its inaugural edition in 2007, the festival has been bringing the best in Arab and international film to Abu Dhabi, while ...  Read More

ADX successfully launches X-Stream

Posted on 18/04/2014: 176 views.

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has announced that the new trading system, X-Stream Trading has gone live as of the opening of trading at 10:00 am today Thursday 17th April. X-Stream Trading, developed by NASDAQ OMX, is the most widely used exchange trading system in the world. The final ...  Read More

Bu Hasa Asset of ADCO wins the British RoSPA Award

Posted on 18/04/2014: 192 views.

In recognition of the excellent Health Safety and Environment (HSE) performance throughout its business processes and installations, the Bu Hasa Asset of Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operation (ADCO) has received the "RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Safety and Health" from the British Royal ...  Read More

TAQA secures US$200m Samurai loan

Posted on 18/04/2014: 114 views.

TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, yesterday announced the successful signing of a US$00 million (JPY 20.4 billion) Samurai loan facility. The five-year loan was arranged by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ at a competitive 60 basis points over Japanese Yen LIBOR, and has been fully ...  Read More

UAE world’s first country to launch
 IPM mobile
 application

Posted on 18/04/2014: 81 views.

The application aims to help customs inspectors fight counterfeits and protect intellectual property rights by providing the related information via mobile phones. In coordination with the World Customs Organisation (WCO), the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) launched the IPM Mobile to combat ...  Read More

Etihad Airways thanks key strategic partners in Canada

Posted on 18/04/2014: 123 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, last night hosted a VIP reception in Toronto to celebrate the valued contribution of key partners in enhancing air connections between Canada, the UAE and other markets around the world. The event was attended by James Mueller, ...  Read More

Emirates reduces flights to 41 destinations for 80 day period, maintains services to all existing points

Posted on 18/04/2014: 165 views.

Emirates airline will continue to serve all of its worldwide destinations during the forthcoming 80 day period of runway upgrade works at Dubai International Airport starting 1st May. However, it has had to reduce flights to over 40 destinations, and change timings on some of its flights. These ...  Read More

Dubai Duty Free’s double win at DFNI global awards

Posted on 18/04/2014: 114 views.

Dubai Duty Free made a double appearance on the stage at the Duty Free News International (DFNI) Global Awards for Travel Retail Excellence held in London recently, when the operation was announced the winner in two categories: "Best Airport Travel Retailer of the Year” and "Best New Shop Opening”. ...  Read More

Mubadala releases full year 2013 financial results

Posted on 18/04/2014: 131 views.

Mubadala Development Company, Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, yesterday announced its full year financial results and business highlights for 2013. The results reflect a strong financial and operational performance, with growth in UAE-based sectors including ...  Read More

UAE's Clear and Modern Political Vision

Posted on 18/04/2014: 125 views.

The Akhbar Al Sa'a (News of the Hour) Bulletin highlighted that 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 that the UAE's future political outlook is a clear, concise and modern one which reflects ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed receives telephone call from US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

Posted on 18/04/2014: 119 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a telephone call from U.S. Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, reiterating the steadfast U.S. commitment to its strategic partnership with the ...  Read More

UAE-funded training project to train 100,000 young males and females launches in Egypt

Posted on 18/04/2014: 122 views.

Cairo: Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State yesterday said a new training-for-employment project funded by UAE will train more than 100,000 young Egyptian males and females to qualify them for using the latest technical programs according to the needs and requirement of the ...  Read More

Gaza's Zayed City development provides solace to Palestinians

Posted on 18/04/2014: 125 views.

The Zayed City housing project of the UAE in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, has provided homes to hundreds of families in this besieged territory of 1.7 million people that suffers from a chronic housing shortage. The housing project, a US$62 million gift to the Palestinian people from the late Sheikh ...  Read More

Dubai International Peace Convention opens

Posted on 18/04/2014: 112 views.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, opened yesterday the 3rd Dubai International Peace Convention opens, held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Zayed reviews development project in Al Dhafra Ranches

Posted on 18/04/2014: 115 views.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region received yesterday Mohammed Khalifa Fadil Al Hameli, Board Chairman of Al Dharfa Cooperative Society and members of the board. During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the project to build a shopping mall ...  Read More

1st Dubai Desert Triathlon takes place Saturday

Posted on 18/04/2014: 123 views.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Desert Triathlon will take place on Saturday 19th April at Dubai International Endurance City (DIEC). The Triathlon is the result of a partnership ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship: The UAE’s Faisal Al-Ketbi strikes gold

Posted on 18/04/2014: 111 views.

The sixth edition of Abu Dhabi's World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship got underway in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, with local hero Faisal Al-Ketbi securing gold in the brown belt 100 kg category. The first day of the competition saw fighters compete in a variety of categories for each belt ...  Read More

Nahyan bin Zayed attends opening of Jiu-Jitsu championship

Posted on 18/04/2014: 123 views.

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council today attended the opening of the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The ...  Read More

Competition yachts to race from Sir Bani Yas Island to Dubai this weekend

Posted on 18/04/2014: 119 views.

The danger, the excitement, the romance – the ocean has it all, and this country is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and clean sea on the planet. So it is little wonder, then, that it proves such a draw to those with a spirit of independence and adventure. The Arabian Gulf has a rich ...  Read More