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U.A.E. leads way in Forbes’ Middle East list of most powerful Arab women

Posted on 15/09/2014: 287 views.

The U.A.E. has topped two of the three main categories of this year's Forbes Middle East 200 Most Powerful Arab Women. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, won top slot in the list of the most powerful women in government. A total of 26 women from the Emirates featured on the list of 200 drawn from government, family business and executive management. The U.A.E. dominated the family business category with Raja Easa Al Gurg, managing director of ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid hails projects of Investment Corporation of Dubai

Posted on 15/09/2014: 286 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has praised a host of promising projects being implemented by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) for the next three years. After completion, the projects would contribute 10 per cent to the ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Festival announces headline artists for 2015

Posted on 15/09/2014: 199 views.

With a ground-breaking series of concerts, performances and exhibitions, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) yesterday announced the first two headline acts to grace the U.A.E. capital at the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015 (ADF15). Consolidating Abu Dhabi Festival as an international cultural ...  Read More

U.A.E. Government channel on YouTube to broadcast film 'Back to School

Posted on 15/09/2014: 294 views.

The U.A.E. Government Channel will broadcast on Monday a short film titled: "Back to School" to mark the beginning of the new academic year. The film exceeds the traditional framework for dealing with the annual academic event with magnitude of multiple issues shared by students, parents and all ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry faces huge familiarisation trip this month

Posted on 15/09/2014: 164 views.

Abu Dhabi's tourism industry is set to host its busiest ever destination familiarisation programme this month with 462 travel influencers, made up from tour operators, meetings planners and media, arriving in the emirate from nine countries throughout the Americas, Sub-continent, Europe, Middle ...  Read More

Yas Island sets sights on vast Russian tourist market

Posted on 15/09/2014: 209 views.

Yas Island, the U.A.E.'s fastest emerging holiday destination, will grow its global base of potential customers by tapping into the lucrative Russian tourist market at a major upcoming fair in Moscow for travel and tourism. The 20th International Trade Fair for Travel and Tourism, known as OTDYKH ...  Read More

Over 1,000 Emiratis to join Etihad Airways’ new centre for revenue accounting

Posted on 15/09/2014: 140 views.

Etihad Airways has announced plans to establish a dedicated Revenue Accounting Centre of Excellence in Al Ain which hopes to create job opportunities for more than 1,000 Emiratis over the next three years. The centre will be a global leader in revenue accounting, says the company, and will offer a ...  Read More

U.A.E. hospitality industry main driver of jobs market ahead of Dubai Expo 2020

Posted on 15/09/2014: 194 views.

The booming hotel industry is driving the country's jobs market as operators race to increase capacity ahead of the Expo 2020. Online recruitment activity in the hospitality and tourism sector rose 34 per cent year on year in the U.A.E., as a spate of new hotel construction ahead of the Expo ...  Read More

Money Supply Aggregate, M0, increases to Dh72.1 billion in July: Central Bank

Posted on 15/09/2014: 180 views.

The U.A.E. Central Bank has announced that the money supply aggregate M0 (currency in circulation plus currency at banks) increased by 6.3%, from Dh 67.8 billion at the end of June 2014 to Dh 72.1 billion at the end of July of the same year. The money supply aggregate M1 (currency in circulation ...  Read More

DFSA releases findings of corporate governance review in DIFC

Posted on 15/09/2014: 180 views.

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) recently concluded a thematic review of the corporate governance of firms licensed to provide financial services in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The review focused on twelve themes fundamental to good corporate governance, including ...  Read More

Emirates NBD named U.A.E.'s Best Consumer Internet Bank

Posted on 15/09/2014: 158 views.

Emirates NBD has been named ‘Best Consumer Internet Bank for the U.A.E.' by Global Finance magazine's World's Best Internet Banks Award, in recognition of its concerted efforts to offer customers an enriched banking experience and to increase the adoption of digital banking. Global Finance ...  Read More

ADIB offers investors low-risk exposure to global sharia-compliant stocks

Posted on 15/09/2014: 143 views.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ADIB, is offering investors low-risk exposure to global sharia-compliant stocks through a new 100% capital-protected note that tracks the Dow Jones Islamic Market Titans 100 index. The launch of the note is part of ADIB's growing wealth management offering and helps ...  Read More

DSOA to highlight Wearable Technology at 16th TechForum

Posted on 15/09/2014: 208 views.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is set to host its 16th TechForum, focusing on wearable technology and its social and commercial implications for the GCC region, on 16th September at DSO headquarters. The platform brings together technology professionals, experts, academics and students and will also ...  Read More

SCAD: Abu Dhabi's inflation rate at 2.9% in eight months

Posted on 15/09/2014: 151 views.

The inflation rate in consumer prices for the first eight months of 2014 was 2.9%, compared with the same period of 2013, as shown by the increase in the CPI to 127.4 points during the first eight months of 2014, up from 123.8 points during the same period of 2013, according to data released by ...  Read More

Dubai SME and Epoc Messe Frankfurt collaborate on pavilion for Intersec 2014

Posted on 15/09/2014: 148 views.

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai mandated to promote the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and Epoc Messe Frankfurt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to encourage the ongoing growth and development of local SMEs within the security ...  Read More

Al Murr stresses keenness of FNC on service of nation, citizens

Posted on 15/09/2014: 137 views.

Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council (FNC), has stressed the keenness of the FNC on service of nation, citizens, and keeping pace with the development being experienced by the U.A.E. led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime ...  Read More

National and Reserve Service Authority to tap Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre's e-service to promote national service

Posted on 15/09/2014: 177 views.

The Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre, managed by Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), will provide information and answer inquiries related to the national reserve and service project under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint cooperation sealed yesterday between the ...  Read More

Gargash meets President of National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces

Posted on 15/09/2014: 135 views.

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, yesterday received at the Ministry, Hadi al-Bahra, President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. Al-Bahra briefed Gargash on the latest political and humanitarian developments in ...  Read More

Ministry of Environment signs MoU with Emirates Park Zoo, EAWS

Posted on 15/09/2014: 202 views.

The Ministry of Environment and Water has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Park Zoo and the Emirates Animal Welfare Society. This step aims to develop cooperation in the area of animal welfare, enhance public awareness of the importance of protecting animals and their rights, ...  Read More

RTA launches 5 smart apps offering 30 services to customers

Posted on 15/09/2014: 152 views.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a new package of smart applications enabling customers to complete transactions via smartphones, thus negating the need to visit customer service centres. The move is in ...  Read More

U.A.E. assist flood victims in Pakistan

Posted on 15/09/2014: 167 views.

ISLAMABAD: The administration of the U.A.E. Project to Assist Pakistan, U.A.E. PAP, has begun implementing the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the orders of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy ...  Read More

ERC implements second phase of relief programme for flood affected in Bosnia

Posted on 15/09/2014: 143 views.

SARAJEVO: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is implementing the second phase of emergency aid to flood-hit Bosnia which is due to be concluded by the end of October. The aid included rebuilding and refurbishment of local residents' houses which were affected by the floods. Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al ...  Read More

Ministry of Interior launches Hemayati application

Posted on 15/09/2014: 152 views.

The Ministry of Interior has launched the Hemayati application on Blackberry App World and Windows Phone Store to promote children's safety and protection using the latest smart technologies. Major-General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary-General of the Office of H.H. Deputy Prime Minister, ...  Read More

DFWAC awarded membership of Child Helpline International

Posted on 15/09/2014: 135 views.

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, has been recently granted membership of the Child Helpline International Foundation (CHI), a global network of 179 child helplines in 143 countries which together receive over 14 million calls a year from children in need of care and protection, after ...  Read More

MBRF launches "The Knowledge Page"

Posted on 15/09/2014: 144 views.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) announced yesterday the launch of "The Knowledge Page" initiative, in partnership with Al Bayan newspaper, to showcase articles and opinion pieces on culture as well as best practices in science by some of the most famous Arab and international ...  Read More

Construction of Dh26million theatre for Sharjah University – Khorfakkan Branch completed

Posted on 15/09/2014: 133 views.

The Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has finished construction and furnishing a Dh26million theatre for Sharjah University – Khorfakkan Branch. The project is consistent with the farsighted directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council, Ruler of ...  Read More

World number one Mcilroy stakes claim for 1st Abu Dhabi trophy

Posted on 15/09/2014: 146 views.

Four-time Major winner, Rory McIlroy, is set for a stunning return to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship from January 15th – 18th, where he has his sights focused on winning his first Falcon Trophy. McIlroy, who has teed off his season in Abu Dhabi for the past seven years and has been a ...  Read More

Sharjah Ruler establishes Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club

Posted on 15/09/2014: 148 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri decree pertaining to the establishment of the Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club. Decree No. 60 of 2014 stipulates the establishment of the Sharjah International Maritime Sports ...  Read More