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Successful tests flights for Solar Impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 27/02/2015: 4151 views.

Solar Impulse 2, the solar aircraft of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, soared across the skies of Abu Dhabi during its first test flights in the emirate on Thursday. With Piccard and Borschberg taking turns in the cockpit, the revolutionary single-seater sustainable aircraft will attempt the solar-powered flight around the world beginning this March from Abu Dhabi. Si2, the first airplane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, has successfully completed its ...  Read More


UAE is moving ahead steadily towards more progress and achievements: Mohamed bin Zayed

Posted on 27/02/2015: 467 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has affirmed that the UAE is moving ahead steadily to deliver more developmental achievements and gains at the hands of its citizens and powered by its ability, strong ...  Read More

IDEX 2015 concludes with Dh 18.328 bn deals

Posted on 27/02/2015: 451 views.

The curtain came down on yet another successful edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2015), and the third Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX) as well as the first edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) on Thursday, with deals worth Dh ...  Read More

IDEX success is a witness of great power of Abu Dhabi and UAE in holding regional and international specialised events: Maj-Gen Obaid Al Ketbi

Posted on 27/02/2015: 385 views.

Maj-Gen Obaid Al Ketbi, IDEX spokesman expressing his gratitude to President and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his patronage for the IDEX 2015, has said that IDEX is not only an international meeting of the defence industry but also a ...  Read More

IDEX sees considerable growth in its 12th edition

Posted on 27/02/2015: 429 views.

Since the inaugural exhibition in 1993, IDEX has steadily grown in size and prestige. Exhibition space has been increased, the exhibition halls have grown, and conference facilities have been added. For the first IDEX, there were just 350 exhibitors from 24 nations, in an area of 12,000m2. From the ...  Read More

AMMROC secures Dh 2.3 billion contract with UAE Joint Aviation Command

Posted on 27/02/2015: 262 views.

Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre, AMMROC, an Abu Dhabi-based company, has been selected to provide its maintenance, repair and overhaul, MRO, services for the Joint Aviation Command, JAC, of the UAE Armed Forces under an extensive agreement valued at Dh2.3 billion over 21 ...  Read More

US company says IDEX is ideal platform

Posted on 27/02/2015: 259 views.

US-based Motorola Solutions has said that IDEX presents the ideal platform to showcase its comprehensive range of products which include two-way radio solutions, end-to-end communication security, voice and data communications and wireless broadband solutions with Public Safety 4G LTE for ...  Read More

Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi inaugurates Dh 300 Million Streit Group facilities

Posted on 27/02/2015: 251 views.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, STREIT Group, the world's leading manufacturer of armoured vehicles, has inaugurated Phase two of the world's largest industrial park for the armoured vehicles industry at the Technology ...  Read More

Unmanned Systems Exhibition to be an annual affair, announces IDEX Spokesman

Posted on 27/02/2015: 231 views.

On the closing day of the International Defence Exhibition, 2015, the event's spokesman Maj-Gen Obaid Al Ketbi, yesterday said during a media briefing that IDEX 2015 has been a success and that 50% per cent of exhibitors have already reserved their space for its next edition that will be held on ...  Read More

Emirati science graduates showcase innovative automatic firing stand prototype during IDEX 2015

Posted on 27/02/2015: 241 views.

Three Emirati science graduates from the United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, yesterday showcased an innovative device at the International Defence Exhibition, IDEX 2015, which they said weapon manufacturers can use to increase the safety and efficiency of the process of quality control. Mohammed ...  Read More

UAE hosts panel discussion at UN on "A Transformative Approach to Transitional Justice: Building a Sustainable Peace for All"

Posted on 27/02/2015: 206 views.

NEW YORK: At the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, moderated a panel on "A Transformative Approach to Transitional Justice: Building a Sustainable Peace for All." The panel discussion was the fourth part of a Panel ...  Read More

Hedayah participates in White House Summit on countering violent extremism

Posted on 27/02/2015: 236 views.

Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, the Chairman of Hedayah Steering Board, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, headed the Hedayah delegation to the CVE Summit held from 17th-19th February at the White House to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes two AIDA vessels and thousands of tourists

Posted on 27/02/2015: 253 views.

Abu Dhabi Ports is experiencing busy days at Mina Zayed's cruise terminal, with visiting cruise passengers making the most of the attractions on offer in Abu Dhabi. The AIDAaura and the AIDAdiva both arrived on 23rd February at the same time at the port, giving thousands of passengers the ...  Read More

Mashreq introduces UAE’s 1st "selfie" credit card

Posted on 27/02/2015: 257 views.

Mashreq have announced the launch of Portraits, the nation's very first ‘selfie' credit card. Offered initially on Mashreq's best-selling Platinum Elite credit card, Portraits is the next stage of evolution in the UAE credit cards market. Customers can now transfer self-taken photographs from their ...  Read More

Etisalat records landmark year in 2014 with 26 percent profit increase

Posted on 27/02/2015: 250 views.

Etisalat, a leading telecommunication provider in the UAE, announced yesterday its consolidated financial results for the 12 months ending December 31st 2014, recording an increase in revenue of 26 percent to Dh48.8 billion. According to the report, Etisalat Group aggregate subscribers as at the ...  Read More

UAE accomplishes 1st phase of Suqia Campaign in Ethiopia

Posted on 27/02/2015: 256 views.

ADDIS ABABA: The UAE's Embassy in Ethiopia, in cooperation and coordination with the Emirates Red Crescent, has accomplished the first phase of UAE Suqia Campaign in Ethiopia by drilling 10 wells providing drinking water for more than 120,000 unprivileged people. The inauguration ceremony was ...  Read More

Heart-to-heart campaign launches in Cairo

Posted on 27/02/2015: 239 views.

CAIRO: The Heart-to-Heart campaign yesterday launched its global humanitarian initiative in Egypt through the treatment of hundreds of children and the elderly. The initiative is a joint charitable venture by the Zayed Giving Initiative, the Saudi German Hospital and the Dar Al Ber Charity and ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre launches ‘TeleMed’ Mobile Application

Posted on 27/02/2015: 248 views.

Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre launched its innovative first of its kind in the UAE new mobile application, TeleMed, this week, enabling greater interaction between patients and doctors in telemedicine consultations. The Centre, a joint venture between Mubadala Development Company and Switzerland's ...  Read More

Pink Caravan 2015 plans national cancer registry

Posted on 27/02/2015: 243 views.

The Pink Caravan, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), is planning the establishment of a UAE National Cancer Registry and improvement of examination standards at government and private medical institutions. Unveiling the details of the 5th ...  Read More

Turtle nesting in Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary

Posted on 27/02/2015: 236 views.

The critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is now starting its nesting season on the shores of Dubai. A nest was observed on 13th February 2015 in the only marine protected area of the emirate, Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary. According to Alia Al Harmoodi, Director of ...  Read More

EEG’s Can Collection Campaign brings together more than 200 people from across the country

Posted on 27/02/2015: 216 views.

The Emirates Environmental Group, on Thursday organised and facilitated a nation-wide Can Collection Day. The Day saw the joint efforts of more than 200 entities from across the UAE, from every segment of society; government entities, private corporations, academic institutions, individuals and ...  Read More

Jumeirah Golf Estates to tap into UK investors

Posted on 27/02/2015: 231 views.

LONDON: Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP World Tour Championship, the final tournament of the European Tour's Race to Dubai, has announced it will be exhibiting at The Dubai Property Show at London's Olympia between 27th February and March1st. The property showcase comes as Dubai is voted as ...  Read More

16 world records broken at "7th Fazza International Athletics - IPC Grand Prix Dubai 2015"

Posted on 27/02/2015: 251 views.

A total of 16 world records were broken at the 7th Fazza International Athletics Championships in Dubai, the opening round of the 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix. Four world records were set on the final day of the Fazza International Athletics - IPC Grand Prix Dubai which concluded on Wednesday ...  Read More