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Female weightlifter Aisha Al Balushi to represent UAE at Rio Olympics

Posted on 01/07/2016: 586 views.

Emirati female weightlifter Aisha Al Balushi will be representing the UAE in Rio Olympic Games, to be held in Brazil in August, officials of the Emirates Weightlifting Federation (EWF) announced Thursday in a press conference. Al Balushi's nomination to Rio came after the UAE weightlifting team had earned second consecutive qualification. Al Balushi, who will participate in the 58kg weight category, was part of the UAE's team at the Asian Championships in Uzbekistan in April, where she scored ...  Read More


Ipic-Mubadala merger won’t change investment strategy

Posted on 01/07/2016: 101 views.

While no changes are expected in the investment strategy of International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) and Mubadala after the merger of the two companies, the combination is likely to work very well for Abu Dhabi's economy for seeking better and stable returns, analysts said. "This merger I ...  Read More

UAE, Macedonia sign open skies agreement

Posted on 01/07/2016: 391 views.

The UAE and Macedonia have signed an open skies agreement to allow an unlimited number of their designated national flag carriers to operate unrestricted scheduled charter and non-charter operations with full traffic rights between all points. The agreement allows for full flexibility on the ...  Read More

Dubai International Airport passenger numbers climb ever higher

Posted on 01/07/2016: 399 views.

Passenger numbers at Dubai International Airport rose by 7.2 per cent year on year in May to 6.7 million, led by a surge from the Arabian Gulf and Eastern Europe. During the first five months of the year, Dubai International welcomed 34.6 million passengers through the airport, a 7 per cent ...  Read More

flydubai announces increased flights to Bucharest following rising demand

Posted on 01/07/2016: 378 views.

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of two new flights a week between Dubai and Bucharest, and will now fly daily to the Romanian capital. "We are delighted to announce our daily flights to Bucharest," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai. "At flydubai, we are ...  Read More

Dubai Canal project offers new pathways of prosperity

Posted on 01/07/2016: 281 views.

The completion of the Dubai Canal project over the next few months could help to transform the city by opening a waterway, currently stranded in Business Bay, for leisure use and by creating swathes of valuable new real estate. The 3.2-kilometre extension of Dubai Canal from Business Bay to the ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed issues resolution, reconstituting board of directors of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Posted on 01/07/2016: 239 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council has issued a resolution reconstituting the board of directors of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development under the chairmanship of H.H. ...  Read More

HSBC Bank Middle East Limited completes transfer to Dubai International Financial Centre

Posted on 01/07/2016: 245 views.

HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (‘HBME') yesterday said it has transferred its place of incorporation and head office from Jersey to the Dubai International Financial Centre (the "DIFC") effective today, 30 June 2016. As a result of the transfer, HBME is now lead-regulated by the Dubai Financial ...  Read More

Ruler of Sharjah approves resolutions to provide decent living standards to citizens

Posted on 01/07/2016: 236 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has approved a number of resolutions to address issues facing 8,000 citizens in the emirate who benefit from aid provided by the Ministry of Community Development and the Department of Social ...  Read More

Carter Centre commends UAE contributions to Guinea-worm eradication campaign

Posted on 01/07/2016: 282 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has gifted US$5 million to The Carter Centre for the eradication of Guinea-worm disease, Dracunculiasis. For more than two decades, the UAE has been a major partner in ...  Read More

UAE's MBRF to distribute 'Smart Reading Kits' to refugee kids

Posted on 01/07/2016: 248 views.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, a member of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, yesterday announced an initiative in which 'Smart Reading Kits' will be distributed to refugee children aged between 3 and 11, as a gift from Her Highness Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin ...  Read More

A walkathon worth 500 charity Iftar meals

Posted on 01/07/2016: 235 views.

Hundreds of Dubai residents, including people who were fasting, walked a kilometre before Iftar for a cause on Jumeirah Corniche yesterday. Called ‘Walk for Good, Make a Difference', the campaign got the support of around 500 residents who walked a kilometre just before they ended their fast ...  Read More

Shoppers throng Ramadan Night Market

Posted on 01/07/2016: 246 views.

Do you need retail therapy at 1am? Are you craving food well after midnight? Head to the Ramadan Night Market. Open from 8pm to 2am daily, the market is drawing bargain hunters, foodies and fun-seekers by the hundreds every night. From clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics and much ...  Read More

New Ramadan Majlis to support art

Posted on 01/07/2016: 258 views.

The Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment and wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, recently hosted the first edition ...  Read More

642 Emiratis to receive AED383m in loans, grants from Zayed Housing Programme

Posted on 01/07/2016: 239 views.

The government-sponsored Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme has approved AED383 million in loans and grants for 642 Emiratis eligible for housing subsidies. Of these, 503 citizens will receive loans while the other 139 will receive grants because they are people with special needs. The move was in line ...  Read More

Dubai Police seize four million narcotic pills in six months

Posted on 01/07/2016: 239 views.

Dubai Police's Anti-Narcotics Department seized more than 4.17 million narcotic pills in the first half of 2016 as compared to the 65.28 million seized in the same period last year. Dubai Police recorded 748 drug cases so far this year, as compared to 686 cases in the same period of 2015. Colonel ...  Read More