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Initiative to promote children’s rights in UAE

The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched the “Friends for the Rights of the Child” programme during a ceremony to mark World Children’s Day on November 20. The initiative seeks to promote and spread awareness on human and children’s rights in the UAE. The programme familiarises students with …

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Special number plates auction fetches Dh55m

Number plate 2 of category 1 grabbed all the attention at the Abu Dhabi Police’s open vehicle number plates auction, held on Saturday, after bagging a whopping Dh10.1 million. The popular auction generated revenues of more than Dh55 million at the Emirates Palace. Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with Emirates …

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Aden security chief praises UAE support

Aden’s Security Department yesterday inaugurated ‘Section 1’ and correctional centre at the Mansoura Central Prison. Many human rights and civil society organisations attended the event. Brigadier General Shalal Shaya, Aden’s Security Director thanked the UAE for its support, which was involved in the rebuilding and maintenance of the prison. Aden …

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Bottom falls out of UAE markets

Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) fell by 172.43 or 4.76 per cent to close at 3,449.81, that’s the largest one-week decline since May 2016 and the lowest close in 18 weeks. Most issues fell as there were 34 declining and only eight that advanced, while volume …

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Abu Dhabi Science Festival opens

The region’s largest science festival of its kind for children began in the capital on Thursday. The Abu Dhabi Science Festival, now in its seventh edition, brings the world of science within easy grasp of young minds with its array of fun scientific activities that offer them first-hand experience of …

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French minister on Macron’s UAE visit

The upcoming visit of French President Emmanuel Macron for the grand opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi on November 11 demonstrates the advanced level reached by the UAE-France strategic relations in cultural and educational fields, said Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French Minister of National Education. ”The distinct bilateral ties, close co-ordination in …

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9 rescued from Abu Dhabi hotel fire

Firefighters in Abu Dhabi rescued nine people from a fire that broke out on the 14th floor of a hotel. According to Abu Dhabi Police, the operations room received a distressed call at 11am on Monday from the hotel. A team of police, civil defence and ambulances were immediately dispatched, …

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Etihad Aviation Group signs MoU with Alibaba

Etihad Aviation Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Services Group to expand their partnership and deliver products and services to Chinese customers. Under the agreement, Alibaba and Etihad Guest, which is Etihad’s loyalty programme, will explore enhanced programme benefits and opportunities for exchange of …

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