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Expo 2020 Sculpture unveiled in Masdar City

Posted on 03/03/2015: 776 views.

A 6-meter-tall "Expo 2020" Dubai sculpture has been erected at Masdar City, one of the world's most sustainable urban developments, in the presence of Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, and Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, together with the attendance of Masdar employees, Masdar Institute students, and Masdar Free Zone tenants. One of three large sculptures displayed in Abu Dhabi, the Finnish-born artist Kustaa Saksi created the Wi-Fi-enabled structure with screens ...  Read More


DXB starts 2015 in top gear; monthly traffic boosted by Dubai Shopping Festival, holiday season

Posted on 03/03/2015: 202 views.

Dubai International has begun the new year with another record monthly traffic by welcoming more than 6.8 million passengers in January. According to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today, passenger traffic rose 7.7 per cent to 6,895,668 in January 2015, up from 6,400,706 in ...  Read More

Emirates to commence daily service to Bali

Posted on 03/03/2015: 154 views.

Emirates announced that it will launch a new daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia, from 3rd June 2015. One of the most popular islands in Indonesia with spectacular mountains and picturesque beaches, Bali is a leading tourist destination which welcomed more than 3.7 million foreign ...  Read More

DMCA to offer marine craft driving license services at Dubai International Boat Show 2015

Posted on 03/03/2015: 896 views.

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced that it will be offering Marine Craft Driving License services in Dubai during its participation at this year's edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). This step is in pursuance of Resolution No. 11 of 2013 to issue Implementing ...  Read More

Sunshine harnessing solar tiles to cover Dubai Frame

Posted on 03/03/2015: 181 views.

The Dubai Frame, Dubai's latest tourist attraction to be opened this year, may not have its shiny façade plated in gold, an image typically associated with the glitz and glamour of the city. But the 150m-high window frame-shaped observatory will add sheen and green to its structure by harnessing ...  Read More

UAE has no plan to de-peg Dirham from US Dollar: Governor of Central Bank

Posted on 03/03/2015: 153 views.

The UAE has no intention to de-peg the UAE Dirham from the US Dollar because the US currency ensures economic stability and our investments are basically in US Dollar, Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor of the UAE Central Bank, said yesterday. 'We are fortunate in the UAE to have pegged the ...  Read More

Dubai Islamic Bank to distribute 40% cash dividend for 2014

Posted on 03/03/2015: 125 views.

Following the conclusion of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced that the assembly has approved the distribution of a 40% cash dividend for 2014, a 60% increase from the previous year. The assembly also approved the bank's 2014 financial statements. For the 12 months ...  Read More

Universal broadband is a real target to achieve through public-private partnerships, says Etisalat Group CEO

Posted on 03/03/2015: 129 views.

BARCELONA: Universal broadband is a real target that can be achieved through public private partnerships to promote greater digital, social and financial inclusion in the developing world, observed Ahmad Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group. He was addressing an audience of some of the ...  Read More

Sultan bin Tahnoun opens Royal Rose Hotel Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/03/2015: 126 views.

Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Transport Department and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture has opened the Royal Rose Hotel, Abu Dhabi, one of the City Seasons Group Hotels owned by the Bin Ham Group. At the beginning of the ceremony, Sheikh Sultan unveiled a ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed, Luxembourg's Crown Prince review friendship ties

Posted on 03/03/2015: 130 views.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, on Monday received Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, who is currently visiting the UAE. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed Prince Guillaume and his accompanying delegation, wished success for his visit and expressed the hope that it would ...  Read More

Hanif Al Qasim: Promotion of our national identity values comes on top in agenda of our wise leadership

Posted on 03/03/2015: 119 views.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has stressed that the well-established principles of the UAE national identity constitute a central part of the vision of wise leadership towards a promising future in which new generations ...  Read More

UAE partakes in Arab League anti-terror meeting

Posted on 03/03/2015: 159 views.

CAIRO: The UAE has participated in the 17th meeting of the Arab League's Counter-Terrorism Team of Experts which was held at the pan-Arab organisation's headquarters in the presence of representatives of counter-terrorism agencies of member countries. The UAE delegation to the meeting is led by ...  Read More

Masdar Institute to reveal innovations in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture 2015

Posted on 03/03/2015: 91 views.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, yesterday announced it will highlight key research projects for their innovative role in safeguarding food security and sustainable ...  Read More

ADEC’s Director General highlights the pivotal role played by school leaders to help enhance study assessments

Posted on 03/03/2015: 104 views.

One of Abu Dhabi Education Council's (ADEC's) most important gatherings occurred yesterday, where Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Director General at ADEC, expressed appreciation and admiration to an audience of public and private school leaders, regarding their participation and support in two pivotal ...  Read More

Sultan witnesses signing ceremony of MoU between Universities of Sharjah, Cairo

Posted on 03/03/2015: 119 views.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and also President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), yesterday morning attended the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Universities of Sharjah and Cairo at the President of ...  Read More

Federal Supreme Court adjourns hearings in case of a defendant accused of communicating with a foreign state

Posted on 03/03/2015: 119 views.

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court, which was supposed to deliver its verdict yesterday in the case in which A.R.A is charged with communicating with a foreign state, decided to convene on March 9 to re-hear the defence witness to clarify some points before the final judgment ...  Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid Issues Decree forming International Humanitarian City Authority, Chaired by Princess Haya

Posted on 03/03/2015: 129 views.

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Decree No. (5) of 2015 forming the Board of Directors of Dubai International Humanitarian City Authority. The Decree names Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al ...  Read More

HAI drills two wells in Sudan worth Dh 400,000

Posted on 03/03/2015: 142 views.

The Human Appeal International, HAI, has completed the drilling of two Artesian wells in Sudan valued at a cost of about Dh 400,000 to serve approximately five thousand people. Obaid Al Matrooshi, Deputy Secretary-General of the HAI, said in a statement on the occasion that the drilling of wells is ...  Read More

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak app for CVs launched on smartphones

Posted on 03/03/2015: 132 views.

The General Women's Union yesterday launched the Curriculum Vitae application of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, on ...  Read More

Dubai Health Authority Call Centre goes 24/7

Posted on 03/03/2015: 151 views.

In a move to provide customer-centric services, the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, announced yesterday that it has extended its Call Centre operations to provide round-the-clock support to its customers. Sheikha Al Rahoomi, Director of Customer Relations at DHA, said, "From 1st of March, the DHA Call ...  Read More

Global Village: bringing world cities under one roof

Posted on 03/03/2015: 117 views.

Many cities hold exhibitions and fairs displaying artefacts and produces of other countries. While they do represent the global theme of today's business culture, they lack the more significant aspect of the chance to witness the culture that goes into making the product and to see the people ...  Read More

Maraya Art Centre and Barjeel Art Foundation host opening night for 2 unique exhibitions

Posted on 03/03/2015: 162 views.

SHARJAH, 3rd March, 2015 (WAM) -- Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, attended, on Sunday evening, the opening night of two revolutionary art exhibitions at Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah's innovative contemporary visual arts hub, ...  Read More

New heat-tolerant algal species discovered in Abu Dhabi corals

Posted on 03/03/2015: 121 views.

A new species of algae has been discovered in coral reefs of Abu Dhabi, an organism that helps corals survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius, temperatures that would be lethal to corals elsewhere in the world. In a collaborative project between New York University Abu Dhabi and ...  Read More

Global sports awards unveiled for Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/03/2015: 113 views.

PARIS: In the saturated and omnipresent world that is the media today, athletes in particular have a way of becoming outsized, heroic figures. We honour them annually for their ability to be better and seemingly larger in every sport. From the Ballon d'Or to Olympic medals and Sports Personality of ...  Read More

Third Dubai Desert Triathlon set to be a success

Posted on 03/03/2015: 122 views.

The third edition of the Dubai Desert Triathlon, to be held on the 13th March, has generated significant excitement within the triathlon and endurance horse riding communities in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East. The Dubai Sports Council, in partnership with Meydan, developed this ...  Read More