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Joint UAE-Egypt vocational and placement program marks successful conclusion

Posted on 02/09/2015: 217 views.

CAIRO: The ‘Vocational Training and Placement Program, jointly conducted by the UAE/Egypt Liaison Office for social and infrastructure development and Egypt's Industrial Training Canter has marked a successful conclusion. Commemorating the occasion, and Dr. Mohamed Yousef, Education Minister for Technical and Vocational Training in Egypt and Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Head of the UAE/Egypt Liaison Office, signed a project completion agreement in the presence of His ...  Read More


Foundation stone laid for Khalifa bin Zayed school in Kazakhstan

Posted on 02/09/2015: 231 views.

ASTANA: The foundation stone of the Khalifa bin Zayed School was laid in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the presence of a number of senior Kazakh officials and ambassadors of the GCC, Arab and foreign countries in Kazakhstan. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Ahmed Juma Al Za'abi, ...  Read More

ERC team visits Aden to assess rebuilding needs

Posted on 02/09/2015: 231 views.

ADEN: An Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) delegation has toured Aden city to assess the humanitarian situation and the scale of damage on the ground in Yemen. The visit to the southern city in Yemen came in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and ...  Read More

UNRWA praises UAE contribution to education programme

Posted on 02/09/2015: 233 views.

GENEVA: The government of the UAE has stepped forward with a generous US$15 million contribution in support of the critical UNRWA education programme. The pledge comes at a crucial time, as a US$ 101 million funding shortfall had put at risk the start of the school year for the 685 UNRWA schools ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation distributes 500 food packages in Somalia

Posted on 02/09/2015: 223 views.

HARGEISA: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation today presented 500 food packages to Somali families affected by drought in remote mountainous areas. An official source at the Khalifa Foundation said that these food baskets come in the context of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh ...  Read More

Masdar showcasing renewable energy desalination project in drought-stricken California

Posted on 02/09/2015: 236 views.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA: Next generation desalination technologies, powered by renewables, could be invaluable in meeting California's water needs and help the drought ravaged state become more resilient, according to an Abu Dhabi-based clean technology company. Masdar is attending the annual ...  Read More

TCA Abu Dhabi unveils branding and social media integration boost for website listings

Posted on 02/09/2015: 238 views.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has unveiled a refreshed look and feel for its 'abudhabievents.ae' online resource, bringing a series of new features to the emirate's leading event listings site. The fresh new look is designed to attract attention and generate increased ...  Read More

UAE Space Agency Delegation participates in international MAKS exhibition in Russia

Posted on 02/09/2015: 229 views.

An official delegation from the UAE Space Agency recently participated in the MAKS 2015 aviation and space exhibition in the Russian capital, Moscow, with the aim of developing relations with the Russian delegation as well as communicating the UAE Agency's plans, programmes and initiatives. The UAE ...  Read More

DIFC Courts to advise on planned Astana International Financial Centre

Posted on 02/09/2015: 218 views.

The DIFC Courts have been chosen by Kazakhstan's Central Bank to advise on establishing a world class commercial court system, including an arbitration centre, at the planned Astana International Financial Centre, AIFC,. Dubai's established English-language, commercial common law judicial system, ...  Read More

DGCX Volumes records two-year high with 1.5 million contracts in August

Posted on 02/09/2015: 218 views.

Increased volatility in global markets over the past month has led trading volumes on UAE's leading derivatives bourse, Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, to rise considerably, raking in multiple records. The monthly trading volumes on the exchange grew by 35%, trading 1,538,636 contracts, ...  Read More

Etihad Airways announces three key UAE national executive appointments

Posted on 02/09/2015: 167 views.

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes Senior Vice President, Corporate and International Affairs, Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to become Vice President UAE ...  Read More

DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

Posted on 02/09/2015: 155 views.

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central, DWC, continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide, edging into 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged by 42 ...  Read More

Dubai to Orlando: Emirates starts daily service to world’s theme park capital

Posted on 02/09/2015: 152 views.

Emirates airline has touched down in Florida with the launch of a new daily 16-hour direct flight to Orlando. The route is the airline's 10th to the United States and it is hoped the route will spur business opportunities and cultural exchange both in Dubai and Orlando, which is the world's theme ...  Read More

Investments in the UAE industrial sector amounts to Dh127b

Posted on 02/09/2015: 163 views.

The Industrial sector is the second largest contributor to the UAE's economy after oil and gas in 2014, representing about 14 per cent of the national output, Minister of Economy, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, said in Al Ain on Tuesday. He was speaking at a ceremony to launch the Global ...  Read More

Ras al-Khaimah targets Chinese Market at 2015 MeetChina Conference

Posted on 02/09/2015: 179 views.

Ras al-Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, an official partner of MeetChina 2015, has noted an increase of 125 per cent in Chinese visitors to the emirate in H1 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The findings were shared at a forum held at The St. Regis, Abu Dhabi and was attended by ...  Read More

Sharjah Census 2015 pilot phase kicks off

Posted on 02/09/2015: 155 views.

The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development, DSCD, has started implementation of the trial phase of the Sharjah Census 2015, which will officially begin in October. The four-day pilot phase, which will run until Thursday, involves the census of buildings, homes and commercial ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid receives President of Guinea

Posted on 02/09/2015: 173 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday received at the Zabeel Palace, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who is on a working visit to the UAE. During the meeting, attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  Read More

UAE participates in 4th Conference of Speakers of Parliaments at UN in New York

Posted on 02/09/2015: 165 views.

NEW YORK,: The Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU, has begun its 4th International Conference of Speakers of Parliaments at the Permanent Headquarters of the United Nations in New York. Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, headed the UAE delegation at the three-day ...  Read More

UAE Federal National Council participates in meetings of the Preparatory Committee of 4th International Conference of Speakers of Parliaments

Posted on 02/09/2015: 163 views.

NEW YORK: The UAE has participated in the meetings of the Preparatory Committee of the 4th International Conference of Speakers of Parliaments, which began yesterday at the United Nations headquarters in New York under the banner, "Placing democracy at the service of peace and sustainable ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi University launches its mobile application

Posted on 02/09/2015: 146 views.

With new and returning students gearing up to attend their first classes of the new academic year 2015 -2016 tomorrow, Abu Dhabi University has launched its namesake mobile application for both IOS, Android and WP smart phones. Available via the "Apple Store" and "Google Play", the University's new ...  Read More

Khalifa University welcomes record new intake of students

Posted on 02/09/2015: 143 views.

Khalifa University welcomed 477 new undergraduate, preparatory and graduate students for the 2015-16 academic year. This represents the largest intake of new students since the University was created by a Decree in 2008 in Abu Dhabi. This new intake represents the rapid growth of the University as ...  Read More

Dubai Police resolves accommodation problem for 120 evicted workers

Posted on 02/09/2015: 153 views.

Dubai Police have managed to resolve the issue of 120 workers who were evicted from their accommodation following a court order, Lt. Colonel Saeed Rashid Al Hili, Acting Director of Human Trafficking Crime Control Centre, has said. Al Hili said the workers were employed by a financially troubled ...  Read More

Saudi interior ministry praises UAE's pre-emptive action to foil drug smuggling

Posted on 02/09/2015: 147 views.

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Interior Security Spokesman Major General Mansur Al-Turki has paid tribute to the UAE authorities for their, pre-emptive efforts to foil attempts by narcotics networks to smuggle heroin into Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Al-Turki ...  Read More

Dubai Police's Al Ameen Service warns of providing personal information to unknown callers

Posted on 02/09/2015: 160 views.

The Media Bureau of Dubai Police's Al Ameen Service has warned the public to be wary of scam telephone calls from unknown places outside the country. It advised the public to be aware of such calls and to never divulge personal information like the name, age or financial details to unknown callers. ...  Read More

Ministry of Environment and Water discovers 6 fishing equipment law violators in Ajman and Sharjah

Posted on 02/09/2015: 144 views.

The Ministry of Environment and Water has revealed that six shops selling gargoors (traditional cage fish traps) and fishing equipment in Ajman and Sharjah have violated the provisions of Federal Law No. (23) of the year 1999, which covers the exploitation, protection and development of the UAE's ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation announces headline artists for 13th edition

Posted on 02/09/2015: 150 views.

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation yesterday announced the headline artists set to grace the stage of the 13th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival in April 2016. Recognised as the UAE's foremost annual arts and culture event, and building on the Festival's reputation as a world-class platform for ...  Read More

Sharjah Art Museum to host works from revolutionary European art movement as exhibition comes to UAE for first time

Posted on 02/09/2015: 150 views.

An exhibition of works from one of Europe's most influential modern art movements will make its debut in the UAE when it goes on display at Sharjah Art Museum next month. The Cobra: 1000 Days of Free Art exhibition starts on Sept 9th and will feature more than 60 artworks from the famous post-war ...  Read More

Iftah ya Simsim relaunched

Posted on 02/09/2015: 177 views.

The relaunched Iftah Ya Simsim will tackle other issues faced by Arab children in keeping with the fundamental principles and traditions of the region, officials in the capital said. With a keen focus on Arabic language, mathematics and other subjects that are relevant and pertinent to the Arab ...  Read More

UAE motocross rider Mohammed Balooshi ready for ‘unforgiving terrains’ of Atacama Rally in Chile

Posted on 02/09/2015: 131 views.

Mohammed Balooshi, the Emirati motocross rider, will tackle the driest non-polar desert in the world when he takes on the Atacama Rally in Chile this week. Balooshi, who is fourth in the FIM world rankings – the first Arab to achieve that position – will face a tough test in the fifth round of the ...  Read More