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Abu Dhabi airport welcomes 2.1m passengers in September

Posted on 20/10/2016: 1441 views.

Abu Dhabi International Airport, AUH, welcomed 2.1 million passengers throughout September, an increase of 5 percent over September 2015. Since the beginning of the year, passenger traffic at AUH has grown 6 percent over the same period last year, with 18,528,723 passengers between January 1st and September 30th. There were 352,067 departures in total, a 10.1 percent increase over September 2015. According to the TradeArabia News Service website, passenger traffic to India grew by 10 percent, ...  Read More

Etihad Airways makes its fashion runway debut in style

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has successfully completed sponsorship of its first six Fashion Weeks, in partnership with WME / IMG. Etihad Airways' support of global fashion began with Fashion Weeks in Sydney, Berlin and Mumbai, and culminated with the three ...  Read More

Aldar awards AED155 million contract for early works of Yas Acres

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Aldar Properties has awarded an AED155 million contract for the early works of Yas Acres, a golf and waterfront development on Yas Island, to locally-based Bauer Geotechnical Specialised Foundation. Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Development Officer of Aldar Properties, said, "We are pleased to award the ...  Read More

Nakheel reports 2016 nine month net profit

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Nakheel yesterday announced a net profit of AED3.91 billion for the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 8.3 percent on the profit of AED3.61 billion in the same period last year. The company recorded a net profit of AED955 million for third quarter of 2016, 22 percent up on Q3 2015 profit of ...  Read More

Thuraya, Ooredoo Maldives sign deal to provide fisheries

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Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a UAE based satellite services operator and Ooredoo Maldives yesterday announced an agreement to supply resorts and fisheries with mobile satellite products and services across the archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The initial phase of the agreement will provide ...  Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre hosts second IMF Regional Economic Outlook for 2016

Posted on 20/10/2016: 524 views.

Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, the region's leading financial hub, yesterday hosted the launch of the second Regional Economic Outlook, REO, for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, MENAP, for 2016, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund, IMF. The Regional ...  Read More

Sultan Al Qasimi opens Second ‘Investing in the Future’ Conference

Posted on 20/10/2016: 391 views.

Women are the drivers of the nation's economy – that was the message delivered by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, at the opening of the second edition of the ‘Investing in the Future' (IFFMENA) conference, which took place Wednesday at Al ...  Read More

Sheikha Jawaher calls for establishment of UAE Ministry for Women

Posted on 20/10/2016: 535 views.

H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), has called for the establishment of a UAE Ministry for Women, while addressing a special closed session organised exclusively for women on the first day of ...  Read More

President Conde inaugurates EGA's container terminal in Guinea

Posted on 20/10/2016: 528 views.

CONAKRY, GUINEA: President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea has officially inaugurated Emirates Global Aluminium's container terminal at the country's new port facility at Kamsar. In a significant boost for the local economy, the terminal will enable the import of materials for the ...  Read More

President of Equatorial Guinea calls on UAE businesses to invest in his country

Posted on 20/10/2016: 866 views.

President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo urged greater investment in his country during a meeting with members of the UAE business community. He also praised the wise leadership of the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stressing the ...  Read More

UAE opens consulate in Kerala

Posted on 20/10/2016: 530 views.

KERALA: The UAE has opened a Consulate General in Kerala, India, and appointed Jamal Al Zaabi Consul-General to Kerala, to further ties between the two countries. The opening of the second UAE consulate in India comes within the context of bolstering the growing relations between the two ...  Read More

Khalifa Foundation sends more aid to Yemen's Socotra Island

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SOCOTRA: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, has sent its 31st aid plane, with two tonnes of medications on board, to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital on Socotra Island, along with one tonne of mixed content stationery to be distributed to students. The aid shipments are in ...  Read More

Dubai Cares commits AED73 million to Education in Emergencies

Posted on 20/10/2016: 491 views.

Dubai Cares, DC, yesterday announced the allocation of AED 73,470,000 (US$ 20,000,000) for the International Network for Education in Emergencies, INEE, which helps promote access to quality, safe, and relevant education for persons affected by crises. The commitment by DC, which is part of ...  Read More

ERC delivers medical assistance to WHO in Yemen

Posted on 20/10/2016: 550 views.

ADEN: Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has moved quickly to save lives in Yemen by delivering oral rehydration solution (ORS), which is used to treat diarrhoea, as well as cholera. The ERC delivered the rehydration solution to the coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Yemen, Dr. Mohammed ...  Read More

Authorities remove lions, pythons, crocodiles from Sharjah residences

Posted on 20/10/2016: 486 views.

Four lions, a lioness, three pythons, and two crocodiles have been removed from residences in Sharjah this year by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA). Hana Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the EPAA, emphasised that the removal of the animals is in keeping with the directives of H.H. Dr. ...  Read More