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DSF: 20 years of contribution to Dubai's growth, success, records

Posted on 25/01/2015: 449 views.

Dubai is today a year-round tourist destination, thanks to the several marketing campaigns it has launched. But Dubai Shopping Festival, popularly called DSF, which has been running for two decades now, is the prime attraction, drawing millions of tourists from all across the world. Year 2015 marks a special moment for DSF: It celebrates 20 years of success, becoming "the longest running and the largest shopping festival in the world.” It contribution to economic growth has been mindboggling; ...  Read More


Abu Dhabi International Airport sees record traffic

Posted on 25/01/2015: 345 views.

Abu Dhabi Airports on Saturday reported that in 2014 it welcomed 20 million inbound, outbound and transfer passengers, representing an annual growth of 20 per cent — the highest in Abu Dhabi International Airport's history The airport handled 154,821 traffic movements, up 14.5 per cent compared to ...  Read More

Dubai sees 13% rise in business licences in 2014

Posted on 25/01/2015: 374 views.

Investors continued to pursue new opportunities in Dubai during 2014 as the emirate recorded more than 13 per cent growth in business licences issued last year compared to 2013, the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai announced on Saturday. The total number of licences increased to ...  Read More

Led by Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE delegation offers condolences of Khalifa and UAE people to Saudi King

Posted on 25/01/2015: 411 views.

RIYADH: A UAE high-level delegation led by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, conveyed the condolences of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and those of the government and people of the UAE to the ...  Read More

Under Khalifa's directives, UAE launches Phase 2 of polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

Posted on 25/01/2015: 361 views.

ISLAMABAD: Upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, (May God protect him) to provide humanitarian and development assistance to the friendly people of Pakistan, and implementing the initiative of His Highness General Sheikh ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation team distributes winter aid to 3, 000 families in two Tunisian governorates

Posted on 25/01/2015: 169 views.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan team has distributed new winter aid to 3,000 Tunisian families in the governorates of Jendouba and Tozeur, hit hard by the cold wave that swept across Tunisia over the past few days. An official source at the Foundation said the move follows the directives of ...  Read More

Nahyan bin Mubarak receives Harvard Kennedy School's Centre and ELI students

Posted on 25/01/2015: 210 views.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development has received students from Harvard Kennedy School's Centre and of the Emirates Leadership Initiative (ELI) who recently made a week-long tour of the UAE. Addressing the students, Sheikh Nahyan said their visit ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler sets up Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy Sciences

Posted on 25/01/2015: 174 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, has issued an administrative resolution No. (3) of 2015, on setting up the Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy Sciences. According to the article number one, the ...  Read More

ADP urge workers to use bridges, underpasses or dedicated zebra crossings

Posted on 25/01/2015: 191 views.

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police has organised a traffic safety awareness exhibition at Emirates Steel Industries in the Abu Dhabi emirate. The exhibition falls in line with the unremitting efforts to enhance awareness of workers and encourage them to cross the road safely by ...  Read More

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector in Jafza records 29 per cent growth

Posted on 25/01/2015: 228 views.

The pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship free zone of Dubai and the UAE, has seen robust growth consistently in the last several years. The sector generated trade worth Dh 10.1 billion in 2013 posting an impressive increase of over 29 per cent over the ...  Read More

MoH reduces prices of 280 types of innovative pharmaceutical products

Posted on 25/01/2015: 184 views.

Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health for the public health sector and licensing policy, has announced the fifth initiative of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to reduce the prices of innovative medicines, and ease burden on patients. According to the fifth ...  Read More

Public transport ridership in Dubai hits 531m riders in 2014

Posted on 25/01/2015: 179 views.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that public transport means of the RTA, have lifted 531.350 million riders in 2014 compared to 440.672 million riders in 2013, and 367.657 million riders back in 2012. Accordingly the ...  Read More

Fazza International Para-Archery qualification underway

Posted on 25/01/2015: 170 views.

World-class para-archery athletes from nine different countries began competing at the qualification round of the 1st Fazza International Para-Archery Competition 2015 at the Dubai Club for the Disabled on Friday. A total of 23 athletes from the UAE, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, India, Romania, France, ...  Read More