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Visitors flock to global Ramadan fair

Posted on 16/11/2002

A record number of visitors are flocking to the Ramadan International Consumer Products Fair being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The fair, now in its second year successful year, opened earlier this week in Halls 1 and 2 and already has seen a large number of people flocking to see a wide range of products from around the globe. Organisers are confidently predicting a record number of visitors this year. Ramadan International Consumer Products Fair will facilitate great shopping ...  >>MORE

Al Rigga Road comes alive with First Nations Gathering

Posted on 14/11/2002

Al Rigga Street was bustling with activity on Tuesday as it played host to the First Nations Gathering, an exhibition representing the heritage and traditions of 10 different countries, as part of the Dubai The City That Cares (DCC) 2002 campaign. Traditional souks, handicrafts, games, coffee shops, restaurants, Internet cafe, a charity plate, an auction and a mural depicting Dubai, old and new are among the highlights of this unique event which will be open daily between 8pm and 2am till ...  >>MORE

City That Cares' to boost retail sector

Posted on 03/11/2002

The 'Dubai The City That Cares' campaign that was launched last night will this year focus on boosting Dubai's retail sector, contributing to the growth of charity and promoting the emirate as a cosmopolitan trade and tourist hub. The event is organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) with the UAE Red Crescent and the UNICEF, for the first time. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Technology E-Commerce and Media Free Zone (Tecom), on ...  >>MORE

UAE Pilot of the Year contest

Posted on 21/08/2002

The Dubai Flying Association (DFA) announced the launch of the first "UAE Pilot of the Year" competition, under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates. Sponsored by Air BP, the competition gets underway on August 22 and will continue till the end of September. Some 40 to 50 pilots, including military and commercial airmen, as well as private aviators and student pilots, are expected to fly in the event, which culminates in ...  >>MORE

UAE companies strike business at Yemen fair

Posted on 25/05/2002

Sanaa - UAE companies participating in the on-going 4th International Trade Fair here are making brisk business with various deals sealed in the last couple of days. According to a press centre announcement at the UAE pavilion at the fair, a number of UAE companies have sealed several lucrative deals with their Yemeni counterparts. This include a half million US Dollar deal signed between a Yemeni company and the Gulf Parts company, a UAE company, which deals in spare parts of agriculture ...  >>MORE

UAE trade show to be held in Iran

Posted on 21/05/2002

The second UAE Trade Exhibition in Iran will be held from June 10 to 13 at Iran International Exhibitions Centre. The show is held under the directives of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister. It is organised by DCCI, the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corp and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, according to reports in the UAE's dailies. So far, around 95 per cent of the 3000 sq.m. of space has been booked. The 150 participants ...  >>MORE

Emmy awards semi-final judging in Dubai

Posted on 20/05/2002

Dubai Media City will host the semi-final judging of the Documentary and News Coverage categories for the 30th International Emmy Awards for the Asia and Africa regions on June 15 and 16. The International Emmy Awards are held annually to honour excellence in television programming outside the United States. The Documentary and News Coverage categories are two of the most highly contested. The award in the Documentary category is given to the best factual presentation supported by evidence ...  >>MORE

UAE to host AOAD meeting

Posted on 21/04/2002

The United Arab Emirates will host the 27th session of the general assembly meeting of the Arab Organisation for Agriculture Development. The meeting, which will be held in Abu Dhabi from April28 to 30, will be preceded by an executive council meeting of the Organisation on April 27. Saeed bin Mohammed Al Raqbani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, has issued yesterday a ministerial decree on the formation of various committees to see to the successful hosting of the aforementioned ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Book Fair achieves highest sales record

Posted on 21/04/2002

The Twelfth Abu Dhabi Book Fair organised by the Cultural Foundation between 7-13 April, recorded unprecedented sales amounting to Dhs13.38 million. Figures issued by the Foundation today, showed that Book Fair achieved on Thursday, one day before the closing date of the Book fair, the highest sales ever in a single day, amounting to Dh1.2 million. The figures also demonstrated that sales of the current year. Surpassed last year's by about Dh3.6 million as the book fair ran two extra days ...  >>MORE

Telethons in Abu Dhabi and Dubai raise over Dh 350 million ($95 million)

Posted on 18/04/2002

The telethon fund raising drives in Dubai and Abu Dhabi together raised around Dh 350 million ($95 million) for the RCS. Emirates Media Incorporated (EMI) raised more than Dh212 million ($58 million) for humanitarian and relief operations in Palestine in a 13 hour telethon on Friday 13 April. The telethon operated under the slogan ‘For you, Palestine' and was aired live in the UAE and from EMI offices in Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Paris, London, Washington and Jerusalem. Donors included ...  >>MORE

Zayed International Heritage Festival opens

Posted on 14/04/2002

Major General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed AL Nahyan, Interior Ministry Under Secretary, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director General of the President's Office, yesterday attended the opening of the 1st Zayed International Heritage Festival. The event, organised by the Popular Heritage Revival Society and the Emirates Centre for History and Heritage, was also attended by a number of Sheikhs and senior officials. The organisers said that the UAE's solidarity with the struggle of the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Telethon raises millions for Palestine

Posted on 11/04/2002

A telethon led by Dubai Television and other Arab and local television stations in support of the Palestinian people took place on 9 April, raising over Dh132 million ($36 million). His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai led the campaign and made a donation of Dh30 million. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, gave Dh20 million. Sheikh Mohammed bin ...  >>MORE

UAE holds marches in support of Palestine

Posted on 04/04/2002

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, attended a march held in Dubai on April 4, organised by the UAE journalists Association to show solidarity with the Palestinians. Over 1,000 journalists, Palestinians and other nationalities, attended the march. Sheikh Mohammed said that the demonstrators came to support the Palestinians in the occupied territories. Separately in Sharjah an estimated 500 residents from Sharjah and neighbouring ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT proud to support Al Ain Flower Festival

Posted on 04/04/2002

ETISALAT is very proud to be a main partner of the Al Ain Flower Show and Festival 2002-the second year running that ETISALAT has supported the event, stated by Nasser bin Obood, General Manager-Al Ain Region, ETISALAT, in a press release. We would like to thank Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council for giving us the opportunity to support this high profile event, Bin Obood ...  >>MORE

Dubai World Cup horse race winner

Posted on 28/03/2002

Over 70,000 people attended the major Dubai horseracing event The Dubai World Cup 2002. Street Cry ridden by jockey Jerry Bailey won the $6 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race. Dubai's Sakhee came third and Japanese horse Sei Mi came second. Frankie Dettori who rode Sakee said 'We all thought it was Sakhee, but it was not, he runs better on turf.' http://www.dubaiworldcup.com ...  >>MORE

Flower show blooms in Al Ain

Posted on 28/03/2002

The Third Annual Al Ain Flower Show and Festival 2002 opened last night, putting on display millions of flowers along the roads and in parks throughout the garden city. Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, inaugurated the festival during a colourful ceremony at Al Ain Public Garden. The opening was followed by an impressive carnival parade at Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Street, in front of Al Ain Public Garden, in which hundreds of school children ...  >>MORE

Al Ain Flower show and festival today

Posted on 27/03/2002

The Al Ain public garden has been turned into a huge bouquet for the Al Ain Flower Show and Festival 2002, which will be opened today by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, The Ruler's Representative for the Eastern Region. The festival will commence with a carnival parade. The main anchor for the 3-kilometre parade is being provided by Mahogany Arts, a UK-based company, that has prepared 20 large and 40 small costumes for the carnival using flowers as theme. About 500 school children ...  >>MORE

Contest under way to green Ajman

Posted on 20/03/2002

Hundreds of residents, local businesses and shops in Ajman have been competing in a unique contest that will help transform the emirate into an "oasis of greenery" while offering the contestants cash prizes. Organised by the Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation for Human Development, the contest aims to involve the public in local environmental endeavours and the ongoing beautification project in the emirate, said Dr Amna Khalifa, director, yesterday. She said the contest, which began ...  >>MORE

Dubai Shopping Festival begins

Posted on 28/02/2002

The annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) begins on 1st March and will continue throughout March. During this month major prizes are won, entertainers perform and huge fireworks and water displays take place every evening. The streets become fun fairs, and many hold exhibitions of art on the pavements. Shopping malls offer huge discounts linked to large raffle prizes. Prizes throughout the month of the DSF include the chance to win daily cars, 4-wheel drive vehicles, gold and cash. A main ...  >>MORE

Million flowers to beautify Al Ain during festival

Posted on 22/02/2002

More than a million flowers will dress the streets, roundabouts and parks of Al Ain during its 2002 Flower Show and Festival to be held from March 27 to April 5. According to the organisers, planning began more than a year ago to make sure that the best flower seeds were imported from Holland, Japan and the US. The Al Ain Municipality Garden's Directorate plans every garden bed, chooses flower colours and patterns suited to each location and this year has made new large flower beds to ...  >>MORE

Dubai Terry Fox Run attracts 6,000

Posted on 21/02/2002

An estimated 6,000 people completed the 8.5-km Dubai Terry Fox Run in Dubai on 15 February raising funds for cancer research. http://www.terryfoxrun.org ...  >>MORE

First UAE ‘camel beauty contest’

Posted on 14/02/2002

UAE's first ‘camel beauty contest' was held in Abu Dhabi on 7 February with prizes valued at Dh100, 000. Faraj bin Hamouda, of the National Consultative Council said that ‘the aim of the contest was to honour the respect and love the people of the UAE have for the camel', and to ‘instil the value and status of the camel into the minds of the younger generation'. Ban on import of livestock lifted The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries lifted the ban on 7 February on the import of ...  >>MORE

Over 500 expected for Abu Dhabi Half Marathon

Posted on 13/02/2002

More than 500 people, including 10 elite distance runners from Kenya and Europe, are expected to take part in the First Spinneys Abu Dhabi International Half Marathon 2002 on Friday, which coincides with the Dubai Terry Fox Fun Run. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Striders, in association with the Marina Mall and the Hotel InterContinental, Abu Dhabi, the three-in-one event is expected to be a fun-filled weekend activity. It includes the 21-kilometre Abu Dhabi International Half Marathon, which ...  >>MORE

Child and Family festival opens in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 11/02/2002

A 'Child and family festival' opened in Abu Dhabi yesterday under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarark, wife of the President and Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation. The festival being held at the premises of the Social and Cultural Centre of the women's association. The 10-day festival will feature a wide variety of entertainment and recreational programmes for girls and boys. There will be lectures on issues related to health and cultural topics. The ...  >>MORE

Terry Fox Run helps raise Dh100,000

Posted on 09/02/2002

Nearly Dh100,000 was collected for cancer research from approximately 2,500 participants during the Terry Fox Run in Abu Dhabi yesterday, and an additional Dh100,000 is expected to be raised from corporate bodies, according to members of the committee. Last year Dh83,000 was raised from about 1,500 participants. He particularly congratulated the efforts of the 15 schools who participated in large numbers. The run, which is held annually to mark Canadian Terry Fox's "Marathon of Hope," had ...  >>MORE

UAE will celebrate municipalities and afforestation week

Posted on 09/02/2002

The UAE will celebrate between February 16-20 to mark the country's municipalities and afforestation week. The General Secretariat of Municipalities Federation has completed preparations to celebrate the event across the country. Jassim Darwish, the Federation's Secretary General, said that this year celebrations comes after the country had made considerable achievements in preserving the safety of environment and spreading greenery in various parts of the country, thanks to the lofty ...  >>MORE

Al Ain to tap flower show

Posted on 05/02/2002

The city will be bathed in a riot of colour next month as the Al Ain Flower Show and Festival 2002 gets under way. The newly formed Al Ain Economic Development and Tourism Promotion Authority is staging the event as part of its efforts to promote the city as a world class tourism destination. The festival will be officially opened on March 27 by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region. The opening ceremony will be followed by a carnival parade ...  >>MORE

Clinton thanks UAE for anti-terror war backing

Posted on 18/01/2002

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, speaking in Dubai for the first time, thanked the UAE for its support in the global fight against organised terrorism. In a 17-minute speech attended by General Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, during the Science, Technology and Arts Royal Summit (Stars) 2002, Clinton reiterated calls for an end to the escalation of violence in Palestine. Clinton stressed that talks must replace violence, suicide ...  >>MORE

Ajman Fantazia 2002 opened

Posted on 17/01/2002

Ajamn Fantazia 2002 was opened by Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, yesterday evening. The opening ceremony gave a taste of the entertainment to come at this fun fair, with fireworks, a laser show, children's theatre and dance troupes from India, Syria, Egypt, Palestine and China performing to a large crowd on an open-air stage, according to a report in "Khaleej Times”. The festival will be open till February 28. There will be 300 stalls at the fair selling food, ...  >>MORE

Clinton, Rania fund-raiser address in Dubai today

Posted on 17/01/2002

Former US president Bill Clinton and Queen Rania of Jordan will address a gala dinner in Dubai on Thursday hosted by a charity organisation that aims at harnessing technology to help underprivileged children, organisers said on Wednesday. A Science, Technology and Arts Royal Summit (STARS) spokesperson said that Clinton would be attending the gathering, as would Rania, who is involved in STARS' activities through her Jordan River Foundation. Speakers, who will focus on the use of ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid attends STARS opening ceremony

Posted on 17/01/2002

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, attended the opening ceremony of Science, Technolgy and Arts Royal Summit, STARS, held here this evening under his patronage. Among those who attended the opening ceremony were, Jordan's Queen Rania, Former US President, Bill Clinton, Sheikh Hashr bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director of the Dubai Information Department, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Department, ...  >>MORE

Afforestation week to focus on water

Posted on 11/01/2002

The 22nd Afforestation and Municipalities Week to be held from February 16 to 20 will focus on the safety of drinking water, according to an official. The Abu Dhabi Municipality and Town Planning Department held yesterday a third preliminary meeting for celebrating the Afforestation and Municipalities Week in co-ordination with the General Secretariat of the UAE Municipalities. Abdullah Al Ansari, Head of General Health Section at Abu Dhabi Municipality, said it set this year's event to ...  >>MORE

First Festival of Islamic Chants in Sharjah

Posted on 10/01/2002

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, opened the first Festival of Islamic Chants in Sharjah on 2 January. The two-day festival organised by the Co-operative Shopping Centre in Sharjah aims to instil Islamic teachings and traditions in the young through the recitation of chants. Sheikh Sultan praised the festival and stressed that chants are influential in linking youths to their Arab and Islamic culture and heritage. 'This is one of the ...  >>MORE

7th Terry Fox charity marathon

Posted on 03/01/2002

The 7th Terry Fox marathon will take place on February 8 in Abu Dhabi. Around 1,500 people are expected to take part in this charity run to raise money for cancer research. http://www.terryfoxrun.org ...  >>MORE

Spectacular fireworks to light up the Creek

Posted on 15/12/2001

Spectacular fireworks displays will light up the Creek side every evening starting from the first day of Eid Al Fitr to December 21to mark the festivities of the National Day and Eid. Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Ports Authority have selected Al Zarouni Fireworks to present the pyrotechnic spectacular every evening of the week. The fireworks display will be a custom-designed state-of-the-art display running around fifteen minutes every evening ...  >>MORE

Eid Al Fitr holiday is declared

Posted on 13/12/2001

Eid Al Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, is expected to fall on 15 or 16 December. Federal government institutions will have a three-day holiday, from the first to the third day of Shawwal, 1422 Hijri year and the private sector will close for two days from Shawwal 1. http://www.muslimweb.gov.ae ...  >>MORE

Snow in Dubai

Posted on 13/12/2001

Australians are making real snow in Dubai in the Al Quoz Industrial Estate. The leisure company Select Contracts is manufacturing pure chemical free real snow out of tap water even though outside temperatures are around 30 Celsius. The snow will be used in the forthcoming 'Winter in the City' tour of the GCC countries starting in January 2002. http://www.snowx-treme.com ...  >>MORE

'Pottermania' comes to Dubai

Posted on 13/12/2001

The worldwide hit film, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', was launched in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 12 December. Kellogg's invited children from the Dubai Charity Association and schoolchildren to a preview on Monday 10 December in Dubai. The film has broken box office records on both sides of the Atlantic, and promises to be a hit in the Middle East with this timely launch just before the Eid and Christmas festivities. >>MORE

Airshow on third day of Eid Al Fitr

Posted on 12/12/2001

The Emirates Aviation Association in coordination with the Umm Al Quwain Aviation Club will hold an airshow on the third day of Eid Al Fitr. The airshow will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Mualla, Commander of Umm Al Quwain Emiri Quard who is also chairman of the Club. A number of Emirates pilots will compete in the airshow for valuable prizes. There will also be helicopter, glider, and free fall competitions on the day. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Huge plot allocated for Ajman Festival City

Posted on 10/12/2001

The Ajman government has allocated a huge 100,000 square metres to construct the Ajman Festival City next to the Ajman City Centre as part of a comprehensive plan to make the emirate an international destination for tourism, conferences, exhibitions and entertainment industry. This year, initially some 50,000 square metres will be developed to organise Ajman Fantasia 2002, a grand shopping and entertainment festival to be held from January 16 to February 28, 2002. The Ajman Festival City ...  >>MORE

Ajman Fantasia 2002 to be held from January 16

Posted on 03/12/2001

A grand shopping festival, "Ajman Fantasia 2002", will be held here from January 16 to February 28. The 44-day festival, which was announced by the Ajman government, will be organised by the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in co-ordination with the Ajman Department of Culture and Information (ADCI) and other public and private sector departments and companies. The government has allocated a special area of more than 50,000 square metres next to the Ajman City Centre to host the ...  >>MORE

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Visitors flock to global Ramadan fair


Al Rigga Road comes alive with First Nations Gathering


City That Cares' to boost retail sector


UAE Pilot of the Year contest


UAE companies strike business at Yemen fair


UAE trade show to be held in Iran


Emmy awards semi-final judging in Dubai


UAE to host AOAD meeting


Abu Dhabi Book Fair achieves highest sales record


Telethons in Abu Dhabi and Dubai raise over Dh 350 million ($95 million)


Zayed International Heritage Festival opens


Dubai Telethon raises millions for Palestine


UAE holds marches in support of Palestine


ETISALAT proud to support Al Ain Flower Festival


Dubai World Cup horse race winner


Flower show blooms in Al Ain


Al Ain Flower show and festival today


Contest under way to green Ajman


Dubai Shopping Festival begins


Million flowers to beautify Al Ain during festival


Dubai Terry Fox Run attracts 6,000


First UAE ‘camel beauty contest’


Over 500 expected for Abu Dhabi Half Marathon


Child and Family festival opens in Abu Dhabi


Terry Fox Run helps raise Dh100,000


UAE will celebrate municipalities and afforestation week


Al Ain to tap flower show


Clinton thanks UAE for anti-terror war backing


Ajman Fantazia 2002 opened


Clinton, Rania fund-raiser address in Dubai today


Mohammed bin Rashid attends STARS opening ceremony


Afforestation week to focus on water


First Festival of Islamic Chants in Sharjah


7th Terry Fox charity marathon


Spectacular fireworks to light up the Creek


Eid Al Fitr holiday is declared


Snow in Dubai


'Pottermania' comes to Dubai


Airshow on third day of Eid Al Fitr


Huge plot allocated for Ajman Festival City


Ajman Fantasia 2002 to be held from January 16