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Mohammed bin Rashid attends crowning of Hamdan as champion of FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted on 29/08/2014: 499 views.

NORMANDY: Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday attended the crowning ceremony of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as champion of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France. Sheikh Hamdan clinched the gold medal in the individual championship in the world's biggest equestrian event, which drew 173 finest riders from 47 ...  Read More

Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum presents 200 iPads to children at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation

Posted on 29/08/2014: 355 views.

The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, AMAF, yesterday distributed 200 iPads on behalf of H.H. Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum to the boys and girls under its care. Led by Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, a special celebration was held to mark the occasion in the presence of AMAF's managers, ...  Read More

Solar team awaits its day in the sun

Posted on 29/08/2014: 367 views.

Alataqa Al Hanai says the biggest challenge in building a solar-powered car was not the mechanics, it was "keeping the team as one”. "If you were to ask me what was the most difficult thing, I'd probably say solidarity,” said Mr Al Hanai, 22, a senior mechanical engineering student at the Petroleum ...  Read More

Ras Al Khaimah attracts over 300,000 visitors, nets US$118m in revenues in H1

Posted on 29/08/2014: 360 views.

Ras Al Khaimah earned around US$118.7 million in tourism revenues from a total of 330,048 visitors during the first half of this year, according to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA). The emirate saw a surge in visitors from all its top five tourism source markets: the ...  Read More

Etihad Airways launches new ambulance service for employees

Posted on 29/08/2014: 346 views.

Etihad Airways yesterday launched an ambulance service to provide an emergency medical response facility for its employees in Abu Dhabi. Based at the Etihad Airways Medical Centre in Etihad Plaza, the high-tech ambulance provides a 24/7 emergency medical service for the airline's employees in the ...  Read More

Emirates and Arik Air sign Memorandum of Understanding

Posted on 29/08/2014: 192 views.

Emirates Airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arik Air, West Africa's leading airline, to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation. Emirates and Arik Air currently have a one-way interline agreement, whereby Emirates ...  Read More

flydubai reaches milestone 80 destinations with addition of three new routes in East Africa

Posted on 29/08/2014: 195 views.

Dubai-based flydubai on Thursday announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier's network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine ...  Read More

Foreign investors purchased DH 2.5 bn worth of shares on Dubai Financial Market

Posted on 29/08/2014: 163 views.

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) announced that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-U.A.E. nationals, from 24th to 28th August, 2014, reached about DH 2.5 billion, while value of stocks they sold stood at DH 4.45 bn, with net foreign investment on the market reaching DH 47.4 million ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi's Tadweer, Japan's JICA to discuss collaboration in waste management technologies development

Posted on 29/08/2014: 240 views.

The Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi, Tadweer, and Japan International Cooperation Agency, (JICA) are set to discuss ways of promoting greater collaboration in the development of waste management technologies and the development of an integrated and sustainable pest control system in Abu ...  Read More

DP World's like-for-like profit grows 41pc in H1 2014

Posted on 29/08/2014: 219 views.

Global marine terminal operator DP World on Thursday announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2014, delivering profit attributable to owners of the company before separately disclosed items of US$332 million, 40.8% ahead of the ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed, Saudi Foreign Minister discuss bilateral relations, GCC joint action

Posted on 29/08/2014: 186 views.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, on Thursday received Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Saud al-Faisal, Saudi Intelligence Chief, Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud, and Saudi Interior ...  Read More

Lubna attends Zayed University's new faculty welcome reception

Posted on 29/08/2014: 169 views.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) and President of Zayed University, has attended a welcome reception for 63 new faculty members who have joined the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses of the University for the new academic year which starts ...  Read More

University of Dubai launches new programmes

Posted on 29/08/2014: 214 views.

The University of Dubai recently advanced its educational resources by launching the first and only PhD programme offered by a private university in Dubai, which will benefit 15 local students. The university has also aligned its business programmes to management qualifications from the Institute ...  Read More

Expansion of Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to be complete by July 2015

Posted on 29/08/2014: 159 views.

The expansion of the Trauma and Emergency Centre at the Rashid Hospital Dubai will be completed by July 2015, according to a top Dubai Health Authority, DHA, official. "The expansion will add 160 beds and will cost DH 161 million. The project has been designed after detailed consultation with ...  Read More

Increasing organ transplantation capability to drive U.A.E. medical tourism leadership

Posted on 29/08/2014: 170 views.

As the United Arab Emirates moves to facilitate a burgeoning medical tourism sector, the increasing capability of organ transplantation within the country is likely to enhance it, according to the senior advisor of Spanish pharmaceutical company, Cinfa. Cinfa says while renal dialysis is now a ...  Read More

ADP Traffic and Patrols Directorate Calls for boosting community-based efforts to reduce accidents

Posted on 29/08/2014: 160 views.

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has called for increasing community-based efforts to reduce traffic accidents. Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at the directorate, stressed that ensuring traffic safety is a significant ...  Read More

Al Ain Zoo staff undergo training by Jersey's Durrell Conservation Academy

Posted on 29/08/2014: 184 views.

As part of a joint development and training programme, Al Ain Zoo has welcomed top trainers from the Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, Channel Islands, to oversee a training course for the zoo's senior keepers. Al Ain Zoo personnel will have the opportunity to better understand the basic ...  Read More

One FC hope to tap UAE’s MMA boom with Dubai event

Posted on 29/08/2014: 171 views.

The Singapore-based mixed martial arts organisation One Fighting Championship (One FC) may be breaking new ground on Friday, but vice president Rich Franklin is confident that the "Reign of Champions” event in Dubai is the first of many this region will host. Franklin is a UFC middleweight ...  Read More