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Futuristic park to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 23/04/2014: 362 views.

As part of the plan to develop outdoor public space, Abu Dhabi is to have a futuristic covered garden under a canopy with the appearance of cracked desert land from above which will provide partial shade to the plants below. Developed by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, the Abu Dhabi-based philanthropic foundation that funds art, culture, education and health projects, the 125,000 square metres, Al Fayah Park, will be covered by a 20 metre-high sand-coloured canopy, and will house a ...  Read More


Building the future on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island

Posted on 23/04/2014: 371 views.

A mega project that will put Abu Dhabi on the world tourism map is fast developing on the emirate's Saadiyat Island, housing museums, the largest school campus and a shopping neighbourhood. Developed by the Tourism and Development Investment Company (TDIC), the 2,430,000 square metre Saadiyat ...  Read More

DoT launches Walking and Cycling Master Plan in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 23/04/2014: 360 views.

The Department of Transport, DoT, in Abu Dhabi yesterday revealed its Walking and Cycling Master Plan (WCMP) to develop sustainable transport services in accordance with the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) and the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. The WCMP has been developed in collaboration and ...  Read More

The Galleria Mall exhibits work of Emirati Artists throughout Abu Dhabi Festival

Posted on 23/04/2014: 372 views.

Abu Dhabi Festival has announced that it is to exhibit artwork by two flourishing Emirati artists this year. The Festival, which marks its ten-year anniversary, commissioned Jalal Luqman and Mattar bin Lahej and will have their pieces on display at The Galleria Mall on Mariah island in Abu Dhabi ...  Read More

Maraya Art Centre to explore Sharjah's architectural past, present, and future

Posted on 23/04/2014: 337 views.

Maraya Art Centre, the innovative contemporary visual arts hub, is to host a three-day excitingly ground-breaking architecture workshop series as of Wednesday, 23rd April. Organised in collaboration with Failed Architecture, an Amsterdam-based research platform which focuses on contemporary urban ...  Read More

Using tablets for Creative Expression at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Posted on 23/04/2014: 207 views.

There's more to an iPad than meets the eyes, children were taught at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF). Elementary school teacher and technology enthusiast Fatima Al Marashda from Al Forqan Model School took children attending the workshop on a tour of applications that they can ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi real estate market witnesses growth in prime residential sector in Q1 2014

Posted on 23/04/2014: 297 views.

The Abu Dhabi real estate market witnessed growth in the prime residential sector in the first quarter of 2014, says JLL, a leading real estate investment and advisory firm, it its first quarter (Q1 2014) Abu Dhabi Real Estate Overview released yesterday at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi real ...  Read More

Thuraya announces partnership with US-based Satcom Direct

Posted on 23/04/2014: 297 views.

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Mobile Satellite Services operator, yesterday announced its partnership with Satcom Direct, a US-based provider of voice and data communication services. The agreement will see Satcom Direct expand its portfolio of mobile satellite services for its Enterprise, ...  Read More

#EtihadSuggests campaign unveiled

Posted on 23/04/2014: 114 views.

Etihad Airways rolled out its latest social media initiative earlier this month offering travel tips to Facebook and Twitter users through the #EtihadSuggests hashtag. The campaign had a soft launch at the start of the month with the airline using the hashtag to tweet personalised and tailored ...  Read More

UAE to become one of the fastest growing markets for healthcare in the region, says Alpen Capital

Posted on 23/04/2014: 208 views.

The GCC healthcare market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 12.0% to US$ 69.4 billion by 2018 from an estimated US$ 39.4 billion in 2013. Outpatient and inpatient markets are expected to account for 79% and 21%, respectively, of the overall market size, with Qatar and UAE being expected to ...  Read More

New armed robbery of UAE family in London: Foreign Ministry

Posted on 23/04/2014: 226 views.

London: In second armed robbery of its kind, a seven-member gang attacked a UAE citizen and his wife last night in their apartment in London but they are well, U.A.E. Ambassador to the UK, Abdul Rehman Ghanem Al-Mutaiwei, has announced. Al-Mutaiwei stated that the masked robbers, who carried ...  Read More

Red Crescent Authority announces Dh1.2 billion budget for 2014

Posted on 23/04/2014: 182 views.

The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has announced that its budget for 2014 was set at Dh1.2 billion of which 60 percent go for the agency's overseas humanitarian aid and 40 percent for its operations in U.A.E. The budget was announced by Mohammed Yousef Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary General for Support ...  Read More

Five more individuals with MERS-CoV test negative for the virus, says Health Authority - Abu Dhabi

Posted on 23/04/2014: 203 views.

The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has announced that 5 more of the individuals in isolation in hospital with MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have now tested negative, and will be leaving hospital soon. With this, the number of individuals who have tested negative for the MERS Coronavirus rises to ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid, Brazil's VP discuss bilateral ties, witness signing of defence agreement

Posted on 23/04/2014: 227 views.

Brasilia: Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met yesterday at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michel Temer, Vice-President of Brazil, in attendance of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid holds talks with President of Brazil

Posted on 23/04/2014: 211 views.

Brasilia: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday held a round of talks with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil following his arrival in Brasilia earlier in the day. The meeting, attended by Foreign Minster H.H. Sheikh ...  Read More

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development concludes interfaith discussions

Posted on 23/04/2014: 210 views.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development last night concluded its workshop on Interfaith Dialogue (Freedom and Economic Development), held in preparation for the G-20 summit to be convened in Brisbane, Australia in November. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sheikh ...  Read More

RAK Ruler opens Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Museum

Posted on 23/04/2014: 188 views.

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, yesterday opened the Museum of the late Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, which was established by Emirati citizen, Mohammed Ahmed bin Hajar Al-Shehhi, at his home in Al Seeh, Ras Al-Khaimah. Sheikh Saud ...  Read More

Careers UAE 2014: Emirati women breaking with convention to follow their dreams

Posted on 23/04/2014: 198 views.

Emirati women breaking the norm were a common sight at the Emirates Group stand at Careers UAE 2014, which featured a female Emirati flight attendant, pilot and security guard. Emirati Jokha Eid fought social conventions to become a flight attendant because she wanted to represent her country. "I ...  Read More

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 to open doors today

Posted on 23/04/2014: 251 views.

Gitex Shopper Spring 2014 is set to open doors today with best bargains on latest tech products along with millions of dirhams worth of prizes during the four-day event. This is the second Spring Edition of Gitex Shopper, which was created under the directive of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin ...  Read More