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HCT student raises UAE flag in South Pole

Posted on 21/04/2014: 200 views.

Emirati adventurer Maryam Salem Al Hamadi has wrapped up a 21-day challenging expedition to the South Pole by raising aloft the UAE flag in the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth. Al Hamadi, a student of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the Western Region, said her risk-fraught adventure 'From Liwa Desert to the Icy South Pole' aimed to hoist the UAE flag there as ambassador to her country in that part of the world. She added that she took off from Dubai International Airport on ...  Read More


Aabar Investments announces competition to send an Emirati into space

Posted on 21/04/2014: 197 views.

An Emirati will win the chance to travel into space as part of a nationwide competition being launched by Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments. The prize winner will be given a place on-board Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo when it begins running commercial trips into space. The tickets are currently ...  Read More

UAE innovations: High-tech shoes to guide the blind

Posted on 21/04/2014: 186 views.

A pair of shoes to guide the blind, a glove that converts sign language into spoken words and a device to create environmentally friendly dye. These were just some of the 200 creations from about 550 young innovators on display at the Think Science fair and competition yesterday. Sara Al Suwaidi ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid: Successful nations extend their hands to all

Posted on 21/04/2014: 199 views.

Mexico City: Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has emphasised that the world is full of opportunities and provides a big arena for competition and achievement, and successful nations extend their hands to all others in order to ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi allocates Dh37.3 billion for development projects

Posted on 21/04/2014: 192 views.

Several infrastructure and service projects worth Dh37.3 billion were yesterday approved by the Abu Dhabi Government to enhance the emirate's development and economic growth. The projects, ranging from road and electricity networks, to water drainage and sewerage systems and housing complexes were ...  Read More

RCA breaks ground for Kidzone in Erbil refugee camp

Posted on 21/04/2014: 140 views.

The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has laid the foundation stone for its kidzone project at the refugee camp in Erbil in Iraq in the presence of Rashid Mohammed Al Mansouri, UAE Consul General to Kurdistan Region, and Sheikh Idris Barzani, President of Rwanga Charity Foundation. The project is ...  Read More

Reflective paint could cut rooftop temperature by 20 per cent, UAE scientists claim

Posted on 21/04/2014: 145 views.

On hot, summer days, the last place you would want to be is up on a roof – especially without footwear on. But scientists at Masdar Institute have developed a paint that cools so much you can remove your shoes and walk around on any surface covered with it. They are hoping the cool paint will be ...  Read More

Masdar City to showcase investment opportunities during Cityscape Abu Dhabi

Posted on 21/04/2014: 133 views.

Masdar City representatives will showcase the city's attractive investment opportunities during Cityscape Abu Dhabi, the Emirates' foremost real estate event beginning from Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. "Masdar City is proving that sustainable urban development can deliver ...  Read More

Sheikh Zayed Book Award names Personality of the Year 2014

Posted on 21/04/2014: 125 views.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced yesterday that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is named the Cultural Personality of the year 2014 in the Award's eighth session. The announcement was made in a press conference ...  Read More

Emirates ID wins international prize in organisational excellence

Posted on 21/04/2014: 128 views.

The Emirates Identity Authority has won the Richard Goodman Prize for Strategic Planning in the category of government organisations. The prize, awarded by the American Society of Strategic Planning for organisation excelling in strategic planning and organisational performance, will be conferred ...  Read More

DP World opens Jebel Ali Port's largest inspection facility

Posted on 21/04/2014: 130 views.

DP World has inaugurated the largest and latest container inspection facility at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. The new facility is one of the largest inspection facilities in the region, spanning over 7,000 square metres and providing 59 customs, health and environment inspection bays. Dr. ...  Read More

Sharjah International Airport passenger traffic up 8% in Q1

Posted on 21/04/2014: 163 views.

Sharjah International Airport has reported 8% increase in passenger traffic in the first quarter of the year, Sharjah Airport Authority announced yesterday. The airport's passenger statistics showed that 2.25 million passengers used the airport from January to March 2014, growing from 2.08 million ...  Read More

ADX CEO wins Excellence Award

Posted on 21/04/2014: 123 views.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Rashed Al Baloushi, received the "Government CEO Excellence" Award at the 11th Leading CEO Awards ceremony held on 17th April at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The award ceremony, organised by the Middle East Excellence ...  Read More

New corporate identity at First Gulf Bank

Posted on 21/04/2014: 131 views.

Abu Dhabi's First Gulf Bank, or FGB, has adopted a more refreshing corporate identity as it eyes overseas ambitions. Speaking to reporters, chief executive officer Andre Sayegh said the financial institution will now use the acronym "FGB” as the word mark in a refreshed identity. "From now on, FGB ...  Read More

Manchester United-Emirates NBD savings account with interest rate linked to goals scored

Posted on 21/04/2014: 199 views.

It may not be the best season to be a Manchester United fan but if you still have faith in the team's strength on the pitch you can now put that theory to the test. Emirates NBC yesterday launched co-branded Manchester United debit cards and a savings account that links interest paid to the number ...  Read More

Two Queens in 2 days stop-over at Dubai port

Posted on 21/04/2014: 143 views.

Dubai Cruise Terminal has been rolling out the red carpet this week as Cunard's two largest cruise liners, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, make calls in Dubai. This is the first time that two ‘Queen' liners have docked at Mina Rashid on consecutive days, and it is the first time that either ...  Read More

UAE scheme for Drinking Water to go into force as of 1st October: Bin Fahad

Posted on 21/04/2014: 139 views.

The UAE mandatory technical regulation for drinking water will take effect as of 1st October 2014, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, and Chairman of Emirates Standardisation Metrology Authority (ESMA), announced yesterday. The minister made it clear that any drinking ...  Read More

Al Jalila Foundation offers Dh8 million worth of fellowship and seed grants for biomedical researchers

Posted on 21/04/2014: 127 views.

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, has welcomed applicants to its fellowship and seed grant programmes, which aim to improve healthcare in the UAE by supporting talented biomedicine academics. An amount ...  Read More

Three Coronavirus cases tested negative, left hospital: HAAD

Posted on 21/04/2014: 130 views.

The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has said that 3 of the individuals who are in isolation in hospital with MERS Coronavirus have now tested negative for the virus, and will be leaving hospital soon. HAAD said that these 3 cases were confirmed positive through routine screening of contacts, ...  Read More

AKhbar Al Sa'a: Active Emirati initiatives to support Global Peace

Posted on 21/04/2014: 131 views.

The Akhbar Al Sa'a (News of the Hour) Bulletin said UAE policy is promoting peace and dialogues among the countries of the world and their peoples and cultures out of its belief in the common destiny of the humanity from one hand, and in addressing the challenges through joint cooperation and ...  Read More

Egyptian Coptic Church: UAE led by Khalifa is a pioneer country in sponsoring peace, religious tolerance

Posted on 21/04/2014: 138 views.

The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church has commended the leading role of the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in consolidating the concepts of the policy of religious tolerance and brotherhood among religions and working to spread the values of love ...  Read More