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Abu Dhabi film fest kicks off today

Posted on 23/10/2014: 95 views.

Curtains are up for the eighth edition of the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival (ADFF). The 10-day festival that runs till November 1 will bring the best of international and Arab cinema to movie screens at VOX cinemas in Marina Mall and Emirates Palace. In the line-up of 197 films from 61 countries, there are nine world premieres of feature films and 48 short films. The festival will open for the first time with the locally-produced film From A to B by Emirati filmmaker Al Mostafa. Known ...  Read More


Revealed: Dubai’s best hidden attractions

Posted on 23/10/2014: 103 views.

A new tourism campaign to promote Dubai makes a marked departure from the city's high profile attractions to focus on lesser known treasures. Said to be the world's biggest social media tourism campaign, #MyDubaiTrip is a social travel series launched by Peeta Planet for the Department of Tourism ...  Read More

ADMAF announces winner of Comic Arts Award 2014

Posted on 23/10/2014: 115 views.

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, ADMAF, has announced the winner of the ADMAF Comic Arts Award 2014 in association with award sponsors, Mubadala. Part of ADMAF's Rewarding Excellence programme, the award aims to create awareness around the power of the comic arts as a tool of self-expression, ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Art announces 2014 programme

Posted on 23/10/2014: 112 views.

Abu Dhabi Art, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, returns with an interdisciplinary programme of art, talks and sensational experiences from November 5th-8th. The sixth edition welcomes artists, collectors, galleries, art professionals and visitors from around the ...  Read More

Emirates Heritage Club to launch heritage exhibition

Posted on 23/10/2014: 131 views.

The Emirates Heritage Club on Thursday will launch an exhibition under the slogan of 'Thank You Khalifa' in Al Ain, to familiarise the public with the club's vision and goals of reviving the U.A.E. legacy as well as attracting the young to participate in spreading awareness of traditional U.A.E. ...  Read More

Downtown Design unveils line-up of global design speakers alongside iconic exhibiting brands

Posted on 23/10/2014: 117 views.

Downtown Design, the Middle East platform for contemporary original design has announced its final line-up of keynote speakers at its much anticipated second edition from October 28th to 31st at the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai, which is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Science Festival to be held in November

Posted on 23/10/2014: 159 views.

Held under the patronage of 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, and organised by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) from 13th-22nd ...  Read More

Etihad Airways named one of the world’s most in-demand employers by LinkedIn

Posted on 23/10/2014: 116 views.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been recognised as one of the world's most attractive employers on LinkedIn's ‘Global 100 InDemand Employers' list. LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet, announced the rankings at its 2014 Talent ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler opens new Dh500m airport runway

Posted on 23/10/2014: 111 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday opened a new Dh500 million runway at Sharjah International Airport, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and other ...  Read More

Falcon Aviation Services signs orders for two AW189 helicopters

Posted on 23/10/2014: 77 views.

Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland has announced that Falcon Aviation Services, FAS, of Abu Dhabi has signed firm orders for two AW189 super medium helicopters in offshore configuration. The contract will expand the FAS fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters, which already includes light helicopters such ...  Read More

Mansour bin Zayed receives Duke of Westminster

Posted on 23/10/2014: 67 views.

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, yesterday received Lord Gerald Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, and his accompanying delegation. Sheikh Mansour and the Duke of Westminster exchanged views on the close ties between the two countries ...  Read More

MoFA becomes pioneer in use of security e-hologram sticker for attestation

Posted on 23/10/2014: 66 views.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), has received a pioneer patent in the use of e-hologram sticker for attestation, a system that provides high-quality security tags, from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association in Britain. The patent certificate was presented by Ahmed Saeed Elham ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi's Masdar to build GCC's first large-scale wind farm to power 16,000 homes in Oman

Posted on 23/10/2014: 81 views.

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, on Wednesday signed a joint development agreement with Oman's Rural Areas Electricity Company, RAECO, to build the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC. The US$125 million, 50-megawatt wind farm in the Sultanate of Oman will ...  Read More

Suhail Al Mazrouei launches U.A.E. Energy Status Report

Posted on 23/10/2014: 98 views.

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA: Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, has launched the first issuing of the U.A.E.'s Energy Status Report 2015, coinciding with World Energy Day, which falls today. The release of the report was made on the side-lines of the Executive Assembly of the ...  Read More

Dubai announces crude oil price for January

Posted on 23/10/2014: 73 views.

The Department of Oil Affairs of the Government of Dubai has announced that it has notified its customers that the official price of Dubai crude oil, to be delivered in January 2015, will be 0.4 cents lower than the average daily settlement price of the Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract in Dubai ...  Read More

DP world welcomes first scheduled vessel to new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali

Posted on 23/10/2014: 71 views.

DP World on Wednesday welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility. The APL Phoenix was welcomed by DP World Chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, and other senior officials from DP ...  Read More

DWTC wins bid to host 10 new international congresses

Posted on 23/10/2014: 77 views.

Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, has won bids to host 10 new international congresses at the venue from 2015 – 2018, underpinning an already robust calendar of confirmed conferences scheduled over the coming years. Spanning across strategic industry sectors including healthcare, energy, aviation, ...  Read More

Emirates NBD announces third quarter 2014 results

Posted on 23/10/2014: 68 views.

Emirates NBD has delivered a set of financial results with net profit up 51% to Dh3,913 million. The strong operating performance was helped by all parts of the business delivering year-on-year revenue growth supported by strong economic growth in Dubai as SMEs and Trade Finance drive ...  Read More

Sharjah Islamic Bank announces a 33.5% rise in net profits

Posted on 23/10/2014: 78 views.

Sharjah Islamic Bank announced its 2014 nine month results with net profits up to Dh295 million, compared to Dh221 million achieved in the same period last year, a 33.5% growth rate. Net customer facilities reached Dh13.9 billion, rising by Dh 1.4 billion, a 11.3% increase since December 2013 and ...  Read More

National Bank of Fujairah reports 28.9 percent net profit growth in first nine months of 2014

Posted on 23/10/2014: 68 views.

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) has announced its results for the nine month period ended 30 September 2014, recording a net profit of Dh 369.2 million compared to Dh 286.4 million in the corresponding period of 2013; showing a jump of 28.9 percent. The operating profit of the bank had gone up ...  Read More

Trade exchange volume between Jafza, Turkey stood at US$734 million

Posted on 23/10/2014: 92 views.

Jafza's total trade volume with Turkey stands at around US $734 million for import, export and re-export, and has seen a combined annual growth rate of 22 per cent over a ten year period, from 2004 to 2013. Trade relations between the U.A.E. and Turkey have a long history, and in recent years, the ...  Read More

ERC delegation takes part in distribution of foodstuff to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Posted on 23/10/2014: 114 views.

AMMAN: Volunteers of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), delegation members, have participated in the distribution of relief aid to the Syrian refugees in the Jordanian northern city of Mafraq. The distribution took place in coordination between the Jordanian Red Crescent Society and ERC, which supervises ...  Read More

Suspect case of Ebola leaves hospital free from disease, says MoH

Posted on 23/10/2014: 118 views.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that a passenger suspected to have contracted Ebola virus tested negative and has left the country. It added that the suspect, who was coming from Liberia and transiting through the Dubai International Airport, was suffering from diarrhoea that aroused ...  Read More

First Emirati surfer to represent his country at ISA World Games

Posted on 23/10/2014: 107 views.

Emirati Mohammed Rahma will be the first Emirati national to compete in an international surfing competition, essentially making history and highlighting the U.A.E. as a surfing destination to the world. Rahma will join 192 other surfers from 32 nations representing their countries in the ...  Read More