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Mohammed bin Rashid attends signing of agreement to build first Arabic-Islamic Mars probe

Posted on 21/10/2014: 349 views.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has attended the signing ceremony of an agreement at the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation in Dubai, between the U.A.E. Space Agency and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, to build the first Arabic-Islamic probe to Mars under the supervision of Emirati working group of the Emirates Space Agency. According to the agreement, EIAST will ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi top innovative Arab Capital

Posted on 21/10/2014: 263 views.

Data analysis from the website (PatentScope) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), revealed that Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, occupies the first position among the Arab capitals as the top city, which registered international inventions from mid-2010 - to ...  Read More

Etihad Cargo to partner with Avianca Cargo on new freighter service

Posted on 21/10/2014: 234 views.

Etihad Cargo, the freighter division of Etihad Airways, will partner with Avianca Cargo, the cargo division of the Latin American carrier Avianca, based in Colombia, through a commercial agreement to deploy a freighter flight from Milan's Malpensa Airport, Italy, to Bogota, Colombia and from Bogota ...  Read More

U.A.E. to join two WIPO treaties

Posted on 21/10/2014: 232 views.

The United Arab Emirates has joined the international treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)' --- the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print ...  Read More

DAMAC Properties opens second luxury serviced hotel in Burj Area, Dubai

Posted on 21/10/2014: 238 views.

Leading real estate developer DAMAC Properties has opened a 211 deluxe hotel suites tower in the Burj Area of Dubai. Canal Views is the company's second project in the popular shopping and tourism district, following the successful launch of DAMAC Maison – Dubai Mall Street at the end of 2013. The ...  Read More

Health insurance for all by HAAD

Posted on 21/10/2014: 185 views.

A scheme launched in 2006 to provide every resident in the emirate with mandatory health insurance has been one of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi's (HAAD) biggest achievements, according to its Director-General. "Clearly, insurance has been a major achievement for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. One of ...  Read More

Environment Agency launches Dugong Education Campaign

Posted on 21/10/2014: 181 views.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, in partnership with Total and Total Abu Al Bukhoosh (ABK), yesterday launched the Dugong Education and Awareness campaign at Al Mamoura Auditorium, at EAD's headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The campaigns aims to raise awareness on the current threats that affect ...  Read More

Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival presents varied collection of films

Posted on 21/10/2014: 148 views.

The activities of the 2nd Sharjah International Children's Film Festival continue with a number of film screenings scheduled on Tuesday, October 21st, at a range venues and screens, offering a varied collection of the 112 participating films from 35 countries around the world. Films will be ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Film Festival to showcase best of Arab cinema

Posted on 21/10/2014: 191 views.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) 2014 will feature seven world premieres of Arab films as part of its showcase of best-in-class Arab and international cinema. Arab films will be presented alongside international titles in Narrative, New Horizons, Documentary and Short Film competition categories ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces 2014 Juries

Posted on 21/10/2014: 175 views.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF 2014), powered by twofour54, yesterday released the details of its jury members, who will select the award winners of this year's ADFF competitions. Abu Dhabi Film Festival Director, Ali Al Jabri, said, "ADFF 2014 is proud to announce the names of the eminent jury ...  Read More

Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury identifies 2015 Winners

Posted on 21/10/2014: 214 views.

The Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury has selected the winners of the 2015 awards in the final phase of the four-stage evaluation process. The winners will be announced and honoured at a special awards ceremony on 19 January as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015. The confidential Jury ...  Read More

Pink Caravan announces range of initiatives to coincide with International Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 21/10/2014: 200 views.

Pink Caravan, the pan-U.A.E. breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), has announced a range of initiatives to coincide with International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This initiative will see Pink Caravan once again teaming up with numerous ...  Read More

Productive Families initiative launches Traditional Handicrafts Market in Al Ain

Posted on 21/10/2014: 189 views.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has announced that preparations are complete to launch the weekly traditional handicrafts market under its ‘Productive Families' initiative in Souq Al Qattara, Al Ain, to coincide with the first National Traditional Handicrafts Festival ...  Read More

TCA presents a night of Emirati musical heritage in cultural heartland of Al Ain

Posted on 21/10/2014: 170 views.

Leading artistes from the U.A.E. will perform an evening of traditional Arab music and poetry dedicated to the rich cultural heritage of the country as part of the newly reintroduced Abu Dhabi Classics annual concert season. Titled "The Song of Heritage", the evening will bring eminent Emirati ...  Read More

Inside Dubai’s flourishing art scene

Posted on 21/10/2014: 144 views.

New art galleries seem to be opening up every so often in Dubai. From paintings and sculptures to digital projects too, the art scene in Dubai seems to be growing, with the constant demand and supply of artwork. The art movement currently in Dubai is very strong. The fast pace of development of ...  Read More

Sony Pictures Studio, Smurfs Zone coming to Dubai

Posted on 21/10/2014: 166 views.

Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Meraas Holding company, on Monday announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and International Merchandising, Promotion and Services, or IMPS, to set up Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-inspired theme park taking shape ...  Read More

Emirati Asian Games gold medallist Alia Mohammed Saeed sets sights on Dubai Holding Women’s Run

Posted on 21/10/2014: 151 views.

Dubai Holding yesterday announced that distance runner and Asian Games gold medallist, Alia Mohammed Saeed has confirmed her participation in the 5th Dubai Holding Women's Run on November 7th. The Emirati runner recently won the 10,000 metres in South Korea, taking 40 seconds off her national ...  Read More

Sheikh Zayed camel race festival flagged off in Jordan

Posted on 21/10/2014: 155 views.

Under the patronage of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 7th Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Camel Racing Festival kicked off yesterday at the Al Disa racetrack in Jordan's Wadi Rum area. Over 200 pure-bred and thorough-bred camels are taking part in these ...  Read More

Khalid Al Qasimi to mark WRC return at Rally Catalunya

Posted on 21/10/2014: 186 views.

Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi returns for the penultimate round of the 13-stage World Rally Championship (WRC) in Spain this weekend with Team Citroen Total Abu Dhabi. The Emirati rally driver has competed in rounds two, four and six in Sweden, Portugal and Italy this season, before turning his ...  Read More

Dubai Police bust six-member drugs ring, seize 11kg of hashish

Posted on 21/10/2014: 178 views.

Anti-narcotic officers from Dubai Police, aided by their counterparts from Police forces in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, have busted a gang of six notorious Arab drugs traffickers in early October and foiled an attempt to smuggle 11 kg of hashish to Saudi Arabia in an operation code-named the ...  Read More