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Abdullah bin Zayed hails UAE - Portuguese relations

Posted on 29/07/2015: 192 views.

LISBON: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, stressed that the UAE and Portugal have distinguished historic bonds based on understanding, mutual respect and keen interest in developing relations in a way that reflects aspirations, interests and directives of leaders in both countries. Sheikh Abdullah made the remark on Monday, while heading the UAE side during the 2nd UAE- Portuguese Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting. The Portuguese side was chaired by Paulo Portas, ...  Read More


Portuguese President receives Abdullah bin Zayed

Posted on 29/07/2015: 157 views.

LISBON: Anibal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, who is currently visiting the country. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Portuguese counterpart, discusses bilateral cooperation

Posted on 29/07/2015: 156 views.

LISBON: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister yesterday met with Rui Machete, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various fields. During the meeting, they discussed cooperation and ...  Read More

UAE condemns Iran's repeated interference in Bahrain's internal affairs

Posted on 29/07/2015: 156 views.

The UAE has strongly condemned the blatant Iranian interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Tehran's failure to observe principles of good neighbourliness, which represent a clear violation of the international norms, conventions and charters. In a statement, Dr. Anwar bin ...  Read More

UAE's aid to Yemen stood at Dh 485 million in 2015

Posted on 29/07/2015: 155 views.

The UAE provided humanitarian aid worth Dh 485 million to Yemen this year in response to the humanitarian situation in that country, the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development announced in a report issued yesterday. The humanitarian assistance came as part of the efforts to implement ...  Read More

New fuel prices announced for August

Posted on 29/07/2015: 194 views.

The Fuel Price Committee, chaired by Dr. Matar Al Nyadi, Under-Secretary for the Ministry of Energy, yesterday announced the gasoline and diesel prices for the month of August 2015 across all petrol stations in the UAE. The announcement was made at the committee's meeting that was attended by its ...  Read More

Fuel deregulation will not affect prices of goods, Ministry of Economy affirms

Posted on 29/07/2015: 155 views.

The Ministry of Economy yesterday reassured that the decision to deregulate fuel prices in the UAE from August 1 will not have an adverse impact or lead to any increase in the price of consumer goods. The Ministry further reiterated that it will work in cooperation with relevant authorities across ...  Read More

ADNOC Distribution says UAE offers competitive fuel prices

Posted on 29/07/2015: 155 views.

Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of ADNOC Distribution has said that the UAE still maintains one of the most competitive prices in the region and the world at large in terms of per capita fuel spending compared to the average income of individuals Al Dhaheri was commenting on the announcement by the ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority appoints Hisashi Kuroda Head of Japan, Internal Equities Department

Posted on 29/07/2015: 147 views.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) said yesterday that it has appointed Hisashi Kuroda as Head of Japan, Internal Equities Department, effective immediately. Mr Kuroda will be responsible for developing strategy, managing risk and overseeing management of the Japan-focused investment ...  Read More

New family area opens at DXB Terminal 3

Posted on 29/07/2015: 163 views.

Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3, has announced the opening of a new facility for travelling families with kids. Located between Gates B7 and B8, the Concourse B's Zen Garden features a children's area complete with creative play equipment, television screens featuring children's ...  Read More

Etihad CEO James Hogan emphasises importance of consumer choice and innovation at 2015 GBTA convention

Posted on 29/07/2015: 112 views.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA:Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan has emphasised the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a public conversation before an audience of approximately 4,000 attendees at the 2015 ...  Read More

Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMA CGM Thames

Posted on 29/07/2015: 112 views.

Abu Dhabi Terminals, ADT, manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, KPCT, set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July. An operational productivity metric and record of ...  Read More

DP World starts work on US$1.6b terminal at Jebel Ali

Posted on 29/07/2015: 113 views.

Ports operator DP World announced on Tuesday the start of construction work on a new US$1.6 billion container terminal at Jebel Ali Port. DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said the Phase 1 of the Container Terminal 4 (T4) project will deliver new capacity of 3.1 million TEU (twenty-foot ...  Read More

Ministry of Economy discusses cooperation with JETRO

Posted on 29/07/2015: 115 views.

Juma Mohammed Al Kit, Assistant Under-Secretary of UAE Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, has discussed with a delegation from the Central Office of Japan External Trade Organisation, JETRO, in a meeting held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, ways to enhance trade and investment ...  Read More

Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi studies reusing pavement milling materials in main road construction projects

Posted on 29/07/2015: 111 views.

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced yesterday that it is currently studying an initiative to release a technical guideline for the management of the milled asphaltic materials generated from road maintenance and rehabilitation projects in Abu Dhabi. The DoT project, which is ...  Read More

Dubai Land Department reports Dh 129 billion real estate transactions for the H1 2015

Posted on 29/07/2015: 114 views.

The total amount of real estate transactions recorded by the Dubai Land Department, DLD, during the first half of 2015 reached Dh 129 billion, through 23 thousand transaction, annual report issued by Real Estate Research and Studies Department of DLD has said. In details, the report reveals the ...  Read More

UAE consumer confidence at highest level in MEA

Posted on 29/07/2015: 123 views.

Consumer confidence in the UAE has declined seven index points in the second quarter to a score of 108, according to the latest Nielsen's Consumer Confidence Index Report. Despite the decline from the first quarter, the consumer confidence level remains the highest level in the Middle East and ...  Read More

Population rise comes with progress: paper

Posted on 29/07/2015: 116 views.

In an editorial yesterday, the Abu Dhabi-based English-language daily newspaper, The National, said that the newly published data from Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), reveals the dizzying pace of change in the emirate over the past few decades. "With the population now 133 times what it was ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi University invests Dh35 million in new on-campus residential facilities for staff and faculty

Posted on 29/07/2015: 120 views.

Construction works have already started on an area of 9, 202 m2 of Abu Dhabi University's ever-growing campus, with Dh 35 million invested to develop new residential facilities that are set to house around 60 new staff and renowned faculty members who will be joining the University within the ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid lauds UAE's experience in support of orphans and minors

Posted on 29/07/2015: 119 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a number of directives to ensure better care for orphans and minors so as to become effective contributors to the society. The move follows the briefing Sheikh Mohammed received on ...  Read More

DFWAC’s helpline 800111 receives 552 calls related to abused victims in 6 months

Posted on 29/07/2015: 103 views.

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, DFWAC, has received 552 calls through its helpline "800111" related to abused victims of women and children, out of the total 2034 calls it received during the first half of this year, 2015, Afra Al Basti, Director General of the Foundation has ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Police personnel complete rope rescue training

Posted on 29/07/2015: 114 views.

A total of 40 personnel from the Emergency and Public Safety Department at Abu Dhabi Police have completed their rope rescue training, which consists of rope rescue procedures in high places and in areas with difficult and severely rugged terrain. The trainings were conducted in Al Ain at Jebel ...  Read More

New projects to boost the quality of life in Dubai

Posted on 29/07/2015: 124 views.

A raft of new projects to further boost the quality of life in Dubai are set for completion by the end of the year, Dubai Municipality officials say. Projects ranging from the new Dh299 million Dubai Safari Park to a Dh269 million fish market and an iconic Dh160 million project shaped like a giant ...  Read More

Tallest date palm contest to recognise farming skills

Posted on 29/07/2015: 116 views.

The Liwa Dates Festival welcomed, for the first time in its 11-year history, a new competition that is neither about ratab - half ripe dates - nor about the UAE heritage. The new contest celebrates palm tree farming skills and the passion for the Arab's tree of life. The tallest date palm tree ...  Read More

Experts guide farmers about pest control at Liwa Date Festival

Posted on 29/07/2015: 120 views.

Visitors to the Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre booth at the Liwa Date Festival have the opportunity to speak to date palm experts and learn about the centre's holistic approach to controlling pests. Ahmed Al Suwaidi, ADFSC Communications Section Manager, believes it is important to have the ...  Read More

Cleveland Clinic ambulances

Posted on 29/07/2015: 136 views.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will use two ambulances from National Ambulance for transport between facilities and international patient airport transfers. The hospital said it had formed a partnership with National Ambulance, whose paramedics will staff the vehicles along with critical-care nurses ...  Read More

Mark Cavendish ‘very excited’ to be named ambassador of inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour

Posted on 29/07/2015: 102 views.

British cyclist Mark Cavendish has been announced as the ambassador for the inaugural staging of the Abu Dhabi Tour in October. The race The four-stage race, covering a distance of 555km, was announced in December last year by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and will take place between October 8-11 and ...  Read More