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Mohamed bin Rashid approves comprehensive plan to overhaul public school education

Posted on 30/08/2016: 823 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has approved a comprehensive new plan to overhaul public school education in the UAE. The plan, developed by the Ministry of Education, aims to revise the curriculum, enhance skills, introduce new subjects and streams, further enrich learning and enhance the evaluation systems both for schools and students. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed reviewed the plan at the headquarters of the ...  Read More


Ajman Ruler issues Emiri Decree on security surveillance equipment

Posted on 30/08/2016: 730 views.

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, has issued an Emiri Decree on the use of security equipment and devices over buildings in the Emirate of Ajman. The Decree is based on a report submitted by the General Command of Ajman Police on the importance of ...  Read More

Lubna Al Qasimi launches Fatima's initiative to empower women in Emirati camp for Syrian refugees, Jordan

Posted on 30/08/2016: 758 views.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, and President of Zayed University (ZU), on Sunday launched a humanitarian initiative to empower women in the Emirati camp for Syrian refugees in Mrajeeb al-Fhood, Jordan, in celebration of the second Emirati Women's Day on 28th ...  Read More

Dubai Expo 2020 to allocate AED5 billion of contracts to SMEs

Posted on 30/08/2016: 747 views.

Dubai has announced that 20 per cent of direct and indirect spending on the Expo 2020 event will be allocated to small and medium enterprises. Under the plans, contracts worth more than AED5 billion will be allocated to local and international SMEs in the coming years, EXPO 2020 said in a press ...  Read More

NMC seeks to develop a national legislative framework for media

Posted on 30/08/2016: 677 views.

The Board of Directors of the National Media Council (NMC) on Monday discussed a project for developing a legislative framework for regulating the media sector in the country, consistent with the federal law issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan regarding its ...  Read More

Emirati inventor wins three gold medals in iCAN Canada

Posted on 30/08/2016: 290 views.

TORONTO: Emirati inventor Ahmed Abdullah Majan has won three gold medals and two silver medals in the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2016). Organisers Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS) also awarded the Emirati inventor cup for the ...  Read More

Etihad Airways launches global sale with up to 50% off flights to 45 popular destinations

Posted on 30/08/2016: 9 views.

Etihad Airways has launched its annual global sales campaign, targeting business and economy guests, with fares available on a wide range of destinations served around the world and fares available for travel until June 2017. The sale will offer up to 50% off fares to forty-five of the world's most ...  Read More

ADIA appoints Global Head of Operations

Posted on 30/08/2016: 313 views.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, ADIA, said yesterday that it has appointed Garry Beaton as Global Head of Operations in its Operations Department, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Mr Beaton will be responsible, together with members of the senior management team, for guiding ...  Read More

Industrial Development Bureau releases first biannual report of 2016

Posted on 30/08/2016: 292 views.

The Industrial Development Bureau, IDB, of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, ADDED, has registered 379 industrial establishments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the Health, Safety and Environment Management System, EHSMS, in the first half of 2016. The bureau received 400 ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports launches special committee to reinforce women's role in port sector

Posted on 30/08/2016: 330 views.

ABU DHABI, 30th August, 2016 (WAM) – In commemoration of Emirati Women's Day, Abu Dhabi Ports yesterday launched its first ever women's committee, which aims to reinforce the unique role women play in the sector and wider local community. Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, in ...  Read More

Construction to start at Aldar’s Shams Meera development

Posted on 30/08/2016: 221 views.

Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's leading listed property development, investment and management company, announced on Monday that it has awarded the main contractor package, worth AED 258 million, to Fibrex LLC for its mid-market Shams Meera residential development in Shams Abu Dhabi on Reem ...  Read More

Masdar Institute hosts student orientation for 172 students

Posted on 30/08/2016: 294 views.

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focussed on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has organised an orientation programme for 172 new local and international students for the fall 2016 semester. The ...  Read More

UN official hails Sheikha Fatima's contributions in women empowerment

Posted on 30/08/2016: 362 views.

A senior official of the United Nations has praised the efforts made by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, to empower women of the ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi School Model will roll out this year, announces ADEC

Posted on 30/08/2016: 332 views.

The Abu Dhabi School Model (ADSM) will be rolled out to Grade 9 public school students this year in line with the Abu Dhabi Education Council's (ADEC's) 10-year strategic plan to improve the quality of education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and as part of the Cycle 3 restructuring model. During a ...  Read More

Dubai SME sees major rise in demand for entrepreneurial development programmes

Posted on 30/08/2016: 300 views.

The Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy, DEA, the educational arm of Dubai SME, has seen a 57 percent increase in the enrolment of trainees in its various programmes during the first half, H1, of 2016, compared to the same period last year. As many as 1,100 trainees were enrolled in 44 programmes being ...  Read More

Expo Centre Sharjah releases performance report for H1, 2016

Posted on 30/08/2016: 314 views.

The Expo Centre Sharjah has reported strong performance in H1 2016, registering an impressive rise in the number of events and an increase in visitor turnout. The centre hosted 15 consumer and trade exhibitions and conferences, up from the nine events during the same period last year, giving a 65 ...  Read More

Tadweer signs new contracts worth over AED1.2 billion in five zones

Posted on 30/08/2016: 305 views.

Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management, Abu Dhabi, has signed new contracts worth over AED1.2 billion with the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah), Averda Waste Management, Lavajet Abu Dhabi and Nael and Bin Harmal Hydro-export Establishment joint venture, to provide waste collection and ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation provides aid to thousands of Sudanese families

Posted on 30/08/2016: 335 views.

KASSALA, SUDAN: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has distributed humanitarian and relief aid to 4,000 Sudanese families affected by the recent floods that hit parts of the state of Kassala in Sudan. According to a Khalifa Foundation spokesperson, the foundation team arrived in the ...  Read More

ERC supports power generation sector in Hadramout

Posted on 30/08/2016: 457 views.

AL MUKALLA: The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) has provided additional support to the power generation sector in the Yemeni province of Hadramout. A cargo ship, carrying a shipment of spare parts and filters for power generators, arrived in Al Mukalla Port yesterday. The items will be used ...  Read More