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MISCELLANEOUS - GENERAL ARTICLES

Project to save manuscripts of Al Azhar library

Posted on 22/05/2005

In a large ceremony attended by a number of prominent personalities, religious figures, and academics in Egypt and the Islamic world, Cairo witnessed the inauguration of "The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Project to Preserve Al Azhar Scripts and Publish Them Online" on the website specifically developed for this purpose: http://www.alazharonline.org. The project's budget is US$5 million, the entire sum ...  >>MORE

Copenhagen to get a taste of UAE

Posted on 20/05/2005

Copenhagen: Danes will get a glimpse of UAE history, heritage and progress tomorrow. A plethora of photos and documentaries will be displayed at the Norpro Library in Copenhagen. The event is being organised by the External Information Department of the UAE Ministry of Information and Culture. Features of UAE heritage as displayed at the Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and the Al Ain Museum will also be showcased. A documentary film on Sir Bani Yas Island shot in 2003 will also be ...  >>MORE

Gas explosion injures 10 people in Sharjah

Posted on 20/05/2005

At least 10 people have been hurt and 15 buildings damaged after a huge gas cylinder explosion in Sharjah on Thursday morning. Around 70 cars were also damaged in the blast happened at 6.30am at the China Town restaurant on Al Wahda Street. A police source said they believed that eight gas cylinders inside the restaurant had exploded, sending debris across the area. He said: "These damages varied from damages to the furniture, to damages of the glasses and windows. "Most of these ...  >>MORE

French senate confers award on UAE national

Posted on 08/05/2005

UAE national Saleh Mohammed Al Marzouqi, who launched a website to enable learning of graphic design in Arabic, was recently conferred with a medal by the French Senate for his efforts to make learning easy. Marzouqi, a resident of Abu Dhabi and an employee with the Ministry of Interior, received the medal in Paris from Senator Daniel Goulet, president of the French UAE group at the Senate. The medal was presented in recognition of Marzouqi's work in creating an Arabic website on graphic ...  >>MORE

Helicopter pilot's actions saved lives, say witnesses

Posted on 25/04/2005

A military helicopter crashed yesterday in the desert near the Al Mafraq Bridge, seriously injuring the four military personnel on-board. The accident occurred between Ras Al Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain at about 12.45pm. Once security forces arrived at the crash site, the area was sealed. The civil defence and the police used special extraction tools to cut pieces of the helicopter to pull the injured officers to safety. Three of the injured were taken to Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah by a ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed inaugurates Abu Dhabi Social Support Centre

Posted on 19/04/2005

Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, inaugurated yesterday the Abu Dhabi Social Support Centre, which is the second of its kind after Al Ain centre. The opening ceremony was attended by Major-General Saif Al Sha'far, Under Secretary of Interior Ministry and a number of senior police officers. In a press conference held on the occasion, Sheikh Saif underlined that this centre was set up in line with the directives of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ...  >>MORE

Dubai charms QE2 passengers

Posted on 27/03/2005

Passengers visiting Dubai from cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 said the city was one of the best port calls during their around-the-world cruise. The 70,000-tonne cruise ship - better known as QE2 - docked in Dubai yesterday morning after high winds prevented her from berthing on Friday. About 1,600 passengers from 31 nationalities disembarked at Port Rashid and saw the main attractions in Dubai during the ship's short visit. Among them was Captain Wilhelmus Isselmann, a 71-year-old retired ...  >>MORE

Winners of most beautiful house garden announced

Posted on 23/03/2005

The panel of judges in the Most Beautiful House Garden contest organised by Sharjah Municipality announced yesterday the names of winners in the contest. Winners will be honoured in the opening ceremony of the second Sharjah Flowers and Gardens Exhibition which would be held at the Majaz Park this afternoon. The event is being organised under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Head of Sharjah Ports and Customs, as part of 25th round of the ongoing activities of greenery ...  >>MORE

Copter crashes in Dubai

Posted on 05/03/2005

A police helicopter crashed in Dubai yesterday while monitoring and filming a sailing boat race. The Sharjah Police, to whom the ill-fated copter belongs, said all its three crewmen and two TV cameramen on-board escaped death. Reasons as to why the helicopter, which was flying at low altitudes, crashed are not yet known. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

An ode to UAE's rural beauty

Posted on 16/01/2005

Yaseen Bin Salim Bin Sharar, a UAE national journalist and photographer, has spent years capturing the history of his country. His pictures of rural parts of the UAE were the subject of a recent exhibition at the Dubai Press Club (DPC). Since he was a child, Bin Sharar has always been interested in the UAE's heritage. "I always looked to the days of our fathers and forefathers," he said. "This led me to become a journalist, so I could capture history through writing." Bin Sharar took up ...  >>MORE

Sharjah investors establish first auction centre in private sector

Posted on 09/01/2005

A group of Sharjah-based investors has established the UAE's first auction centre in the private sector. Emirates Auction Centre (EAC), the Sharjah-based company, will manage, appraise and assess various kinds of properties which are to be sold by open public auction. EAC will provide assistance to the local and governmental departments, private shareholding companies, businessmen, companies of all kinds, international organisations, commercial attaches, banks and law firms in carrying out ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Lubna presents memento to Sheikh Fahim

Posted on 05/01/2005

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning presents a memento to Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, former Minister of Economy and Commerce. From left are Abdulla Turifi, Chief Executive ESCA, Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Economic Department; Dr. Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, Minister of State for Finance & Industry, and Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi, Central Bank Governor. ...  >>MORE

Dubai ushers in New Year with Middle East's biggest fireworks

Posted on 02/01/2005

Dubai marked the start of 2005 in spectacular style with the Middle East's biggest firework display. A string of pyrotechnic events lit up the sky as thousands turned out to greet the New Year. There were at least a dozen firework displays in the city, most of them centred on the top hotels. Many revellers went home disappointed, however, after mistakenly turning up to Dubai Creek in the expectation of fireworks. The 10-minute display at the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotels was ...  >>MORE

Former communications minister honoured

Posted on 26/12/2004

Former communications minister, Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, was yesterday honoured in recognition and appreciation of his efforts and services to the country. Al Tayer was honoured in a special ceremony, which was held at the premises of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA and attended by a large number of dignitaries including the current communications minister, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri. The former minister was honoured by the GCAA, the Emirates Post, the Emirates Transport, the Ras ...  >>MORE

Role of expatriates in UAE's success praised

Posted on 19/12/2004

Expatriates' contributions to the success of the UAE was praised by academics and community leaders on International Migrants Day, held yesterday. "The UAE is 99 per cent built by migrants. The construction workers are all migrants. We should celebrate this. The imprint of migrant workers is everywhere you go," said Dr Rima Al Sabban, a sociology researcher. She said migrants had made "a great contribution" to the country. December 18 was designated as International Migrants Day by the ...  >>MORE

UAE national bags Sandhurst's Sword of Honour

Posted on 18/12/2004

London - Ghanem Sultan Al Suweidi has gone down the history as the first UAE national to be awarded the Sword of Honour from the prestigious British Sandhurst Military Academy. Lt. Al Suweidi received the Sword of Honour at the graduation for batch 41st from the patron of the function Sir Jackson. Al Suweidi acquired a degree of communications engineering from Kent University in 2003. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Sultan awarded Arab scouting medal

Posted on 18/12/2004

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has been awarded the medal of Arab scout for his great support for the Arab scout movement. Hamad Abdullah, Deputy Chairman of Emirates Scouting Society and member of the Arab Scouting Commission said the medal had been granted to Sheikh Sultan along with other two Arab leaders by the 24th Arab scouting conference held recently in Cairo. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid among the world's 25 most influential people

Posted on 14/12/2004

Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the world's no. 9 most influential person out of 25 most influential persons in the world, according to a study prepared by the Times Magazine and the CNN. The study, which was based on international standard of administration, values, marketing and innovation, said that the Dubai Crown Prince led the emirate's transformation drive, in which Dubai was transformed from just an old Gulf sea port to a ...  >>MORE

Clinton to visit AUD tomorrow for the release of My Life’s Arabic version

Posted on 12/12/2004

Former US president Bill Clinton will be at the American University in Dubai (AUD) tomorrow to sign his book My Life and to release its Arabic version. My Life has been hailed as the most encompassing presidential memoir ever written. Its content and style combine to make it fascinating reading. Clinton has visited the university on two occasions previously. He was the guest speaker at AUD's fifth commencement exercise on June 11, 2002, while in September 2003, he addressed 30 AUD students ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler honours publishers

Posted on 08/12/2004

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has honoured last night a number of cultural personalities, local and Arab publishing houses that are currently participating in the 23rd Sharjah International Book Fair in recognition of their significant contributions to the spread of Arab culture. The ceremony, which was held at the Al Hisn Palace, marked the 11th edition of the Arab Publishers Honouring ceremony, the 5th edition of the Cultural ...  >>MORE

Alabbar calls on India to reach out to new markets

Posted on 08/12/2004

India needs to proactively reach out to the capital-rich countries of the Middle East, said the director-general of Dubai's Department of Economic Development. India has the potential to offer these countries a healthy rate of return as they look eastward for investment opportunities, but it needs to unshackle controls and simplify procedures to attract greater investment into the country, according to Mohammad Ali Alabbar, speaking in his capacity as co-chairman of the session on Middle East ...  >>MORE

CNBC to focus on Dubai as centre of commerce

Posted on 05/12/2004

CNBC Europe, the leading business and financial TV network, will show special features on Dubai from 6-10 December 2004. The week-long features will include daily interviews with key representatives from the finance, tourism and leisure sectors. In addition, it is set to visit the Dubai Film Festival, broadcasting a special report from the event, as Dubai seeks to establish itself as the media and entertainment 'hub' in the region. Jeremy Pink, VP, Director of News and Programming at CNBC ...  >>MORE

Rain prayers performed across the UAE

Posted on 23/11/2004

H.H. The President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, offer rain prayers in Abu Dhabi yesterday. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Blasts leaves tenants homeless

Posted on 22/11/2004

Families in Al Muraija were left homeless following a massive gas explosion in the early hours yesterday. The blast, caused by a gas cylinder in a ground floor jewellery workshop, fractured six pillars of the four storey building, which comprised 28 flats. Two passers by were also injured and the windows of four nearby buildings were also shattered. The explosion, at 4.15 am also damaged about 25 cars. Brigadier Saleh Ali Al Muttawa, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police said: "A gas leak ...  >>MORE

Air Atlanta's cargo plane skids off Sharjah airport runway

Posted on 08/11/2004

An Air Atlanta's cargo plane skidded off the Sharjah International Airport runway during take off this evening, a Sharjah airport official said. Dr. Ghanem Al Hajiri, Director of Sharjah International Airport Authority, said the accident had taken place when the captain changed his mind about taking off in the last minute. 'No causlaties were happened except for some slight damage to the plane,' he affirmed in a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). He added that the Authority had ...  >>MORE

Badr's incursion anniversary celebrated

Posted on 02/11/2004

The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, held a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night to mark Great Badr's incursion anniversary. Scholars urged the Muslims to renew their bonds with God and return to the true path of Islam in the event which was held under the patronage of Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Dubai Central Laboratory awarded ISO certificate

Posted on 02/11/2004

Dubai Central Laboratory has been recently awarded ISO 9001:2000 certificate for gemstones and toy testing services done at its laboratories. Abdullah Al Shaibani, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Technical Services, said that this achievement is the result of the efforts of Dubai Central Laboratory Department in realising the vision of the municipality. The expansion of the scope of ISO 9000, which was awarded to the DCLD earlier, stresses the basic role played by the ...  >>MORE

UK waives quarantine for pets from UAE

Posted on 01/11/2004

British expatriates can take their cats and dogs with them when they go back home after the UAE signed a pet transportation plan. The UK Government has agreed to allow the UAE to join its Pet Travel Scheme (Pets), which exempts animals from six months in quarantine when they enter the United Kingdom. Pet owners of any nationality can take their animals into the United Kingdom through the Pets programme. Animal lovers hope the move will reduce the number of expats who dump pets when they leave ...  >>MORE

Khalifa gets letter for Zayed

Posted on 26/10/2004

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received on Monday a letter from King Mohammed VI of Morocco being delivered by Moroccan Ambassador to the UAE Aziz Al Hussain. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

City malls set to ban smoking from Friday

Posted on 12/10/2004

Dubai Municipality will enforce a ban on smoking in shopping malls with effect from October 15, it has been announced. The municipality, in coordination with the Department of Health and Medical Services, has formed a technical inspection team to take necessary steps with regard to enforcing the ban in restaurants and coffee shops. Shopping malls in Dubai have already pledged their commitment to enforce the ban. The municipality clarified that smokers would initially be allowed to have ...  >>MORE

ECSSR honours Ghobash

Posted on 10/10/2004

The Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) has honoured Saqr Ghobash, Under Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture for his support to the think-tank's participation in the Frankfurt International Book Fair. An ECSSR official presented the Centre's shield to Ghobash in a special ceremony held Friday night at the UAE's pavilion in the Book Fair. Ghobash hailed the academic and scholarly role the ECSSR plays on the directives of Lt. General Sheikh ...  >>MORE

French airshow in Abu Dhabi a major draw

Posted on 29/09/2004

Hundreds of people lined up at the Abu Dhabi breakwater yesterday afternoon to watch the aerobatic show by the French Air Force. Eight Alpha jets put on a spectacular and daring half-hour sky show. The aircraft trailed red, blue and white smoke behind them as they formed triangles, birds and owls in the sky. This is the team's first stop in the Gulf and they will move on to China and Malaysia. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

5 killed, 12 injured in Dubai Airport building collapse

Posted on 28/09/2004

Five people were killed and 12 others injured when a section of the reinforcement cage in preparation for a wall at Dubai International Airport fell. No missing workers was reported. A statement by the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation described the accident as tragic. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE nationals live longer than other Gulf citizens

Posted on 28/09/2004

'May God prolong your life' is often expressed as a good wish between people in the Gulf region. This wish applies truly to UAE nationals, whose life-span ranges between 74 for men and 76 for women, as mentioned by the council's executive bureau for ministers of health in the GCC, the "Khaleej Times” said citing reports by agencies. Qatar ranks second, whose citizens live approximately up to 74 years, followed by Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Last on the list comes Yemen with a life-span of ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality staff get chance to hone their skills to face future challenges

Posted on 23/08/2004

Staff at the Dubai municipality are gearing up for career development programmes available at a training centre that opens next month. The centre has been founded as part of the civic body's commitment to creating opportunities for its staff to hone their skills. Qasim Sultan, director-general of the municipality said the centre will allow municipality employees to strive for excellence in a range of disciplines. The Dh5.3 million training facility is being set up at the municipality staff ...  >>MORE

Billboards paint Abu Dhabi bright

Posted on 03/08/2004

Colourful, illuminated advertisements on lampposts on Abu Dhabi streets – an effective and innovative marketing strategy to generate revenue – are not just raking in money but are also transforming the face of the city. The city has undergone a sea change in ten days. The new lively and attractive advertising is a source of fascination for residents here. According to a source at the Municipality and Town Planning Department, all the lampposts in the city and its suburbs will gradually be ...  >>MORE

"Eyes of the Emirates" Photo Contest

Posted on 21/07/2004

A photographic contest, aimed at promoting various aspects of the UAE, including the country's tradition, culture and beauty will be held here. Entry to the contest is open until August 27, 2004, while winners of the contest will be announced on September 1, 2004 at the Deira City Centre. The contest, to be held under the theme: "Eyes of the Emirates", is being organised jointly by the Arab Union of Photographers, the UAE Press Club and a group of UAE photographers, under the sponsorship of the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Labour receives application from UAE nationals seeking formation of a human rights body

Posted on 20/07/2004

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has a received an application from a number of UAE nationals, requesting the Ministry to grant them permission to form a national society for human rights. This was revealed here today by Maryam Al Roumi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Labour Ministry for the Social Affairs Sector. Al Roumi further revealed that the Ministry had received similar requests in the past. Commenting on this move, Al Roumi said that the Ministry welcomes such initiatives ...  >>MORE

Information Under Secretary receives Egyptian envoy

Posted on 14/07/2004

Saqr Ghobash, Under Secretary of Information and Culture, received in Abu Dhabi yesterday Dr Hatem Qabuil, Egyptian Cultural Attaché to the UAE, who came to bid him farewell at the end of his tenure in the country. Ghobash conveyed to Qabuil greetings of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Information, who wished him success in his future assignment. Qabuil, for his part, thanked UAE officials in general and the Ministry of Information and Culture in particular for ...  >>MORE

Mansour, Abdullah tour Judicial Training Institute

Posted on 11/07/2004

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director General of the President's office and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, paid yesterday an inspection visit to the Institute of Judicial Training. Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri briefed Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Abdullah on the institute's future plans to upgrade and improve performance in the judicial sector and increase the national manpower in the sector. ...  >>MORE

UAE among safest nations in the world

Posted on 09/06/2004

The UAE is one of the most secure and stable countries in the world, thanks to the visionary policies and sound directives of the leadership, Major-General Khalifa Hareb Al Khiaili, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior for Administrative and Planning Affairs said yesterday. Addressing a ceremony held by the ministry to honour participants in the National Security Awareness. Khalifa, who is also Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee, said the drive a was a big success, attributing ...  >>MORE

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Project to save manuscripts of Al Azhar library


Copenhagen to get a taste of UAE


Gas explosion injures 10 people in Sharjah


French senate confers award on UAE national


Helicopter pilot's actions saved lives, say witnesses


Saif bin Zayed inaugurates Abu Dhabi Social Support Centre


Dubai charms QE2 passengers


Winners of most beautiful house garden announced


Copter crashes in Dubai


An ode to UAE's rural beauty


Sharjah investors establish first auction centre in private sector


Sheikha Lubna presents memento to Sheikh Fahim


Dubai ushers in New Year with Middle East's biggest fireworks


Former communications minister honoured


Role of expatriates in UAE's success praised


UAE national bags Sandhurst's Sword of Honour


Sultan awarded Arab scouting medal


Mohammed bin Rashid among the world's 25 most influential people


Clinton to visit AUD tomorrow for the release of My Life’s Arabic version


Sharjah Ruler honours publishers


Alabbar calls on India to reach out to new markets


CNBC to focus on Dubai as centre of commerce


Rain prayers performed across the UAE


Blasts leaves tenants homeless


Air Atlanta's cargo plane skids off Sharjah airport runway


Badr's incursion anniversary celebrated


Dubai Central Laboratory awarded ISO certificate


UK waives quarantine for pets from UAE


Khalifa gets letter for Zayed


City malls set to ban smoking from Friday


ECSSR honours Ghobash


French airshow in Abu Dhabi a major draw


5 killed, 12 injured in Dubai Airport building collapse


UAE nationals live longer than other Gulf citizens


Dubai Municipality staff get chance to hone their skills to face future challenges


Billboards paint Abu Dhabi bright


"Eyes of the Emirates" Photo Contest


Ministry of Labour receives application from UAE nationals seeking formation of a human rights body


Information Under Secretary receives Egyptian envoy


Mansour, Abdullah tour Judicial Training Institute


UAE among safest nations in the world