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Nahyan wins Hamdan Award

Posted on 13/10/2002

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, was yesterday named the winner of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for the Distinguished Medical Personality in the UAE. Dr Christopher Frank Howarth from UAE University in Al Ain, won for Original Research Paper, which also carried a cash prize of Dh 25,000. The research paper was published in the Emirates Medical Journal. Also, Dr Jaffar Ali, from Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, ...  >>MORE

Fourth cycle of Sheikh Khalifa Award to cover more areas

Posted on 22/09/2002

The Higher Committee of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) has announced the commencement of the Fourth Cycle of the Award and said that the award office is all set to distribute application forms, guidance and potential books and other literature to intending participants. Abbas Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, Second Vice President of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chairman of SKEA Higher Committee, said today at a press conference that in its fourth year, the SKEA committee has ...  >>MORE

ADCCI first Arab Chamber to receive ISO-9001 certificate

Posted on 10/07/2002

Saeed Saif Bin Jabr Al-Suwaidi, President of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and President of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ADCCI, yesterday received the ISO-9001 Conformity Certification from the international BVQI, the internationally renowned certification agency. The significant event of certification came after a long process of verification, examination and auditing held by the Agency's international team of auditors. The process involved all Chamber ...  >>MORE

Sharjah free zone receives international prize

Posted on 08/07/2002

Sharjah's Al Hammriya Free Zone has received the ‘Century International Prize for 2002”, becoming the first zone in the world to received such a prestigious prize. The zone was nominated by a panel of experts comprising engineers, economists, journalists and designers for its reputation, efficient services and investment laws. The panel followed two methods in the selection process, one being a research which covered major public and private sector firms in the areas of publishing, advertising ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima expresses appreciation for the Qasimi medal

Posted on 26/06/2002

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President's wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General Women Union yesterday expressed her appreciation and pride for receiving the Qasimi medal of the first order, which was awarded to her earlier in the day by H.H. Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ra's al-Khaimah. The medal was awarded to her in recognition of her role in women development and empowerment. Sheikha Mehra bint Ahmed, Wife of the Ra's al-Khaimah Ruler and ...  >>MORE

DAFZA wins award for best website

Posted on 24/06/2002

The Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) corporate website (http://www.DAFZA.gov.ae) has been named the world's best website of a free zone or an export processing zone. The award was presented to DAFZA during the recent Free Zones Convention 2002 in London. Yesterday DAFZA officials presented the award to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation and chairman of DAFZA. An international ...  >>MORE

Emirates wins two top awards

Posted on 19/06/2002

Emirates won two top security awards at the 6th Asia Pacific Security Conference in Singapore. The biennial Awards for Excellence in Aviation Security were the highlight of the conference, which was attended by more than 350 delegates from international airlines and airports and security software and computer hardware companies. The security department and its head, Dr. Abdullah Al Hashimi, also chief of Emirates Group Security, were both awarded for their outstanding performance. ...  >>MORE

Dubai gets Best Clean City Trophy

Posted on 28/05/2002

Dubai received the Best Clean City Trophy recently at an international conference held in Egypt. Munther Akram Juma, Head of the External Relations and Organisations Office, accepted the trophy on behalf of Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality. The prestigious trophy was given to Dubai Municipality during a ceremony organised by the Centre for Arab-European Co-operation to honour a number of Arab personalities who have contributed tremendously in the field of environmental ...  >>MORE

King Abdullah grants Sheikha Shamsa Order of Al Hussein

Posted on 27/05/2002

King Abdullah II of Jordan, granted Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, the wife of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of the State for Foreign Affairs, the Order of Al Hussein for her distinguished philanthropic work. She received the order in appreciation for her efforts to support charitable works, including her donation to build a mosque a in Amman. Rahma Hussein Al Za'abi, the UAE ambassador to Jordan received the order on behalf of Sheikha Shamsa during a celebration held in ...  >>MORE

Emirates and Dubai Airport win awards

Posted on 09/05/2002

Emirates airline was voted the best airline and Dubai International Airport the best airport in the region in the first Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2002. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and chairman of Emirates Group, commented, "We are proud of the recognition that we have achieved. Dubai International Airport is a premier airport in the world and the busiest in the Middle East. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality wins UK environment award

Posted on 08/05/2002

The Abu Dhabi Municipality has won a British award for its environmental achievements during the past 25 years, the British embassy said yesterday. The award marks the achievements of the Abu Dhabi Sewerage and Projects Committee over the past quarter of a century and such achievements have been acknowledged by a well-known British publication entitled 'Environment Achievements - a 25 year celebration.' British Ambassador Patrick Nixon will present the award to Saeed Trais Al Mazroui, Assistant ...  >>MORE

Khalifa Excellence Award winners honoured

Posted on 30/04/2002

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Honorary Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ADCCI, today affirmed that President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was able, through his clear-sighted and comprehensive vision towards future horizons and with the co-operation of Their Highnesses, the Supreme Council Members and Ruler of the Emirates, to establish a modern state based ...  >>MORE

UAE students' designed web site bags top award

Posted on 27/04/2002

A Web site designed by four young students from the UAE with support of the Sheikh Mohammed Information Technology Project for Secondary Schools has won the first prize in a pan-Arab web designing contest organised by the Jordan-based Jubilee E-Learning and Training Centre. The students of grade 12 of Imam Malik Secondary Public School in Dubai, Khalid Abdullah a Yemeni, Amjad Saeed a Palestinian, Fahd Abdul Rehman of Al Rais and Juma Butti, both UAE nationals, designed Al Rubban site >>MORE

Khalifa Excellence Award on April 29

Posted on 22/04/2002

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the third cycle of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award will be presented on April 29 at an impressive ceremony to be held at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) auditorium. A total of 58 assessors from oil companies, banks and other institutions took part in the evaluation of the participants. The assessors were trained with ...  >>MORE

Natural history award presented

Posted on 12/04/2002

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan presented at Al Bateen Palace here on Thursday this year's Sheikh Mubarak Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan's award for Natural History to South African researcher Peter Cunningham. , Sheikh Mubarak said Cunningham was given this year's award for his intensive researches on UAE's reptiles, which were published in a number of scientific magazines in the country and abroad. Cunningham is considered as one of the ...  >>MORE

Dubai wins award at travel fair in Moscow

Posted on 11/04/2002

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) received the 'Most Innovative Destination' award on behalf of Dubai at the recently concluded Moscow International Travel and Tourism Fair (MITT) in Russia. "We are delighted at winning this most recent accolade from the organisers of the event, ITE Exhibitions, who organise more than 230 exhibitions around the world in over 25 countries and are a leading exhibition and conference organiser,” said DTCM Director General, Khalid A. bin ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Sultan receives golden medal for Arab culture

Posted on 25/03/2002

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today received the Golden Medal for Arab Culture. The medal was bestowed on Sheikh Sultan by Dr. Al Manji Abu Sinaina, Director General of the Arab Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organisation. The Organisation cited Sheikh Sultan's relentless efforts in promoting and spreading education based on Arab and Islamic identity. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Emirates wins two Meed awards

Posted on 21/03/2002

Emirates airline took two top honours at Meed Magazine's 2002 Awards for Business Excellence. The Dubai-based carrier was named international business airline and regional business airline servicing the Middle East. Meanwhile, Emirates Towers Hotel was chosen as the 'Middle East business hotel' for its service and dining options. In all, there were winners in ten categories, including construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, IT, aviation, hospitality and power. Over 23 companies ...  >>MORE

Dhahi honoured with UN award

Posted on 20/03/2002

Maj. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief, was honoured at a ceremony yesterday for being chosen UN Arab Personality for 2001 for anti-narcotics drive. The ceremony was held at Emirates Towers, in the presence of Lt Gen. Dr Mohammed bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Interior; Mohammed Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs and Awqaf; Maj. Gen. Sheikh Seif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; and Dr Mehdi Ali, Regional Representative for the ...  >>MORE

First major camel beauty contest in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/02/2002

More than 500 Arabian camels from across the UAE came to Bani Yas, Abu Dhabi on 26 February. They met to take part in a camel beauty competition, organised to increase interest in traditional events. Camel owners from Abu Dhabi and across the UAE adorned their animals to try and win a share of the Dh400, 000 ($109,000) prize donated by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The prize went to 14 winners in different categories. A committee made up of veteran camel ...  >>MORE

Dubai aviation receives award

Posted on 13/02/2002

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group, received Air BP award for operational excellence on behalf of the DCA yesterday at a well-attended ceremony at Dubai International Hotel. The award was given in recognition of the DCA's leadership and success in conducting an extensive training and awareness campaign to ingrain a safety culture in all of the airport ramp staff at Dubai International airport. The awards follows best ...  >>MORE

Khalifa receives Kazakhstan honour

Posted on 04/02/2002

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan received here yesterday a First Class Order of Friendship, from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Order was delivered by non-resident Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE Bagdad Amreyev. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Best regional ISP award goes to ETISALAT's EIM

Posted on 20/01/2002

The ETISALAT division - Emirates Internet and Multimedia, was recognised as the best regional Internet service provider (ISP) at the Middle East Information Technology Awards 2001 yesterday. AlJazeera.Net won in the category for best information portal. Among top honours for individual contributions, the former U.S. vice-president Al Gore was chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The best government services to businesses and customers using IT was the Dubai Naturalisation and Residence ...  >>MORE

Izetbegovic named Islamic Personality of 2001

Posted on 06/12/2001

Dr Alija Izetbegovic, former President of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was named the International Holy Quran Award's Islamic Personality of the Year and awarded Dh1 million ($273,000) at the the International Holy Quran Award's ceremony by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister on 5 December. He received this prize in recognition of his struggle and contribution in serving Muslims and Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and leading them to freedom and ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler wins King Faisal Award

Posted on 26/11/2001

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has been awarded the 2001 King Faisal International Award for the Services of Islam, it was announced here today during a press conference by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Defence and Aviation Minister and Inspector General of Saudi Arabia, who is also the Chairman of the Award's Selecting Committee. Prince Sultan said that the Committee had decided to give this ...  >>MORE

Mohammed receives award

Posted on 10/11/2001

Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was presented with a 'Rings of Friendship Award For Inspirational Leadership' by the American Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates last night. The presentation was made during the American Business Council's annual gala dinner by its President, Mac McClelland, who praised Sheikh Mohammed's inspirational leadership and vision. It had, he said, created an environment of peace, prosperity, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid prize for Arab administration

Posted on 06/11/2001

The Arab Organisation for Administration Development, AOAD, has announced a new prize under the name of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid prize for Arab administration. Mohammed Ibrahim al-Tuwaijari, the organisation's Director General, said that the prize to be sponsored by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, will be independent body and will be run jointly by the AOAD and the Dubai programme for Government Excellence Performance. He said that the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed institutes Arab Awards

Posted on 29/10/2001

Annual awards recognising the highest leadership and management standards by Middle East-based (Arab) organisations, both in the public and private sectors, have been instituted by Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. They will carry a cash prize of $50,000. The Sheikh Mohammed Arab Management Awards also has a category for outstanding performance by an Arab employee. The winner receives US$15,000. The third award will honour the most ...  >>MORE

SCCI launches excellence award

Posted on 16/10/2001

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has decided to institute a new award for economic excellence as of next year as part of its effort to stimulate local economy. Announcing the award in a press conference today, SCCI director general Saeed Al Jarwan, said the award, ordered by H.H. Dr. Sheikh sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, supreme council member and Ruler of Sharjah, would be given to member firms of the SCCI in the commercial, industrial and professional categories in recognition ...  >>MORE

Pakistan Crescent Medal awarded to UAE Ambassador

Posted on 30/09/2001

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf decorated UAE Ambassador Mohammed Attiq al-Qamzi with Pakistan's Crescent Medal in appreciation of his contribution to the strengthening of ties between the UAE and Pakistan. Pakistani officials lauded al-Qamzi's efforts in boosting relations between the two countries and his supervision of the economic and social projects extended by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan to the Pakistani people. They said that a number of investment projects had ...  >>MORE

UNICEF elects Sheikha Fatima as 2001 personality

Posted on 19/09/2001

In recognition of the efforts being exerted by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE Women's Federation in the field of childhood care, the United Nation Children's Fund, UNICEF, has chosen Sheikha Fatima as the personality of the year 2001. The title will be presented to Sheikh Fatima during the Third Childhood Festival to be held here during the period from October 30th to November 7 in the presence of a delegation from the international ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima honoured by RCS

Posted on 12/09/2001

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE Women's Federation, has been made the honorary chairperson of the UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS. In a letter to Sheikha Fatima, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the RCS, said that Sheikha Fatima's role as the honorary chairperson of the RCS will bolster the organization's message and its role in the field of humanitarian services, regarding the great ...  >>MORE

Criteria set for Hamdan award entry

Posted on 27/08/2001

Applicants wishing to enter for the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance must comply with the new criteria set by the Committee for the academic year 2001/2002. The Committee has set new criteria for students, teachers, supervisors, social workers and psychologists. Lower primary schoolchildren from private and public schools have to score excellent marks in the evaluation exams, while pupils of the higher primary, preparatory and secondary stages ...  >>MORE

Emirates wins Swiss magazine award

Posted on 14/08/2001

Emirates airline has won one more feather in its cap with readers of Switzerland's largest economics magazine having chosen the Dubai carrier as their best long-haul airline. The award came after business and financial publication Bilanz, which has a circulation of 60,000, polled readers on the seven top qualities they look for in a long-haul; customer value, value for money, flight safety, overall impression, in-flight comfort and catering, punctuality and check-in procedures. Founded in 1985, ...  >>MORE

Efforts on to make 'IT Oscars' a global event

Posted on 14/07/2001

STARS 2001, the world's first annual celebration of technological achievement to be staged in Dubai from Oct.14 to 16, is attracting world's premium event organisers who have joined forces with the Dubai government in making the IT extravaganza a global feat. The three-day technology celebration, tipped as the IT Oscars will have a two-day Royal Summit, Royal Awards, Royal Concert and Royal Golf Day which will celebrate 20 years of revolution in technology, arts and sciences. Sultan Ahmed ...  >>MORE

Sultan sets up award for best doctorate thesis

Posted on 23/06/2001

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has donated a special award for the best doctorate thesis in administrative science presented in the Arab world, Dr. Ibrahim Tweigery, Director General of the Arab Organisation for Administrative Development announced here today. Dr. Al Tweigery said that the ten thousand Dollar-award will be administered by the Arab League affiliated Organisation in collaboration with the Sharjah University and ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed receives FAO Medal

Posted on 03/06/2001

The United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation, FAO, today awarded the medal of the International Food Day to President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan in appreciation of his humanitarian services and his generous help to the needy around the world. The medal was delivered to Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, by Jacques Diouf, FAO Director General, during a meeting with him here. Diouf praised Sheikh Zayed's humanitarian efforts and his continued ...  >>MORE

Mohammed receives Cannes water award

Posted on 02/06/2001

The UAE has made remarkable environmental achievements thanks to the sound policies of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Tuesday after receiving the Cannes International Water and Cities Award. "Sheikh Zayed has turned the desert into green gardens, and developed and conserved the environment, natural resources and nature reserves," Sheikh Mohammed said. "The award is a new ...  >>MORE

Mohammed wins Water Award

Posted on 30/05/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, has won Cannes Water Grand Award for his great role and contribution regarding water and environment. Sheikh Mohammed will receive the prize tomorrow in the French Cannes City in a ceremony to be held by the Mediterranean Sea Network Organisation, an affiliate to UNESCO for Water Resources and Development. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Dubai wins international water award

Posted on 23/05/2001

The Dubai Municipality won the International Cannes Water Award during a ceremony held by the organisers in the French City of Cannes. Qasim Sultan, Director of Dubai Municipality, said that it was a surprise for Dubai to win the first place among world cities. He added that the award reflected the Dubai's success in wastewater treatment and using it for irrigation and beautification of the city. Qasim made the remarks during a ceremony held for the Municipality teams that won the Dubai ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi project wins global award

Posted on 23/05/2001

The Abu Dhabi Corniche project, implemented by the Abu Dhabi Municipality and Town Planning Department, has won the international award of the Roads International Union for the best design among several civil engineering projects. The award was presented to the delegation of the Abu Dhabi Municipality by during a convention of the US Regional Roads Conference held in Miami last month. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

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Nahyan wins Hamdan Award


Fourth cycle of Sheikh Khalifa Award to cover more areas


ADCCI first Arab Chamber to receive ISO-9001 certificate


Sharjah free zone receives international prize


Sheikha Fatima expresses appreciation for the Qasimi medal


DAFZA wins award for best website


Emirates wins two top awards


Dubai gets Best Clean City Trophy


King Abdullah grants Sheikha Shamsa Order of Al Hussein


Emirates and Dubai Airport win awards


Abu Dhabi Municipality wins UK environment award


Khalifa Excellence Award winners honoured


UAE students' designed web site bags top award


Khalifa Excellence Award on April 29


Natural history award presented


Dubai wins award at travel fair in Moscow


Sheikh Sultan receives golden medal for Arab culture


Emirates wins two Meed awards


Dhahi honoured with UN award


First major camel beauty contest in Abu Dhabi


Dubai aviation receives award


Khalifa receives Kazakhstan honour


Best regional ISP award goes to ETISALAT's EIM


Izetbegovic named Islamic Personality of 2001


Sharjah Ruler wins King Faisal Award


Mohammed receives award


Mohammed bin Rashid prize for Arab administration


Mohammed institutes Arab Awards


SCCI launches excellence award


Pakistan Crescent Medal awarded to UAE Ambassador


UNICEF elects Sheikha Fatima as 2001 personality


Sheikha Fatima honoured by RCS


Criteria set for Hamdan award entry


Emirates wins Swiss magazine award


Efforts on to make 'IT Oscars' a global event


Sultan sets up award for best doctorate thesis


Sheikh Zayed receives FAO Medal


Mohammed receives Cannes water award


Mohammed wins Water Award


Dubai wins international water award


Abu Dhabi project wins global award