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Saudis and Yemenites join hands to beautify Yemeni capital

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) launched a program late March aimed at beautification, environmental sanitation and cleaning of the Yemini city of Aden. The 3-month initiative, called ‘Beautiful Aden’, will be carried out in cooperation with the Cleaning and Improvement Fund in Aden (CIFA). By Emad …

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UAE Central Bank’s deposit certificates on the rise

The balance of the UAE Central Bank’s deposit certificates rose to record levels during the first half of 2019, reaching around AED155.8 billion at the end of June, according to statistics issued by the bank highlighting its policy of withdrawing surplus liquidity. The value of surplus liquidity withdrawn in June …

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Dubai Economy pushing R&D innovation

Dubai Economy has unveiled a platform initiative to facilitate research and development, R&D, collaboration between the different ecosystem operators in the emirate, which is expected to accelerate innovation in Dubai. It is also aimed at consequently supporting the mission and strategy of Dubai Economy to promote the competitiveness and sustainable …

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GIRLGAMER Festival launches UAE e-sports initaitives

Mona Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), today met with organisers of the GIRLGAMER E-Sports Festival, the world’s leading e-sports event for women. The meeting, which was attended by Telmo Silva, Founder & CEO, GrowUp eSports; Fernando Pereira, President, GrowUp eSports; Fahad Kazim, Vice …

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Happiness committee meets in UAE

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, today chaired the second meeting of the ‘Happiness and Positivity Council’ in 2019, held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed and the meeting’s participants viewed several presentations …

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Mubadala healthcare provider signs Laboratory Referral agreement

National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, today announced that it has signed a Laboratory Referral Services Agreement with United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) Group, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading private healthcare operators. NRL will become the exclusive provider of referral laboratory testing to all …

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South Africa thanks UAE for scholarships

Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education of South Africa, thanked the UAE Government for offering scholarships to South African students at Khalifa University while asserting that the UAE has become a regional centre of innovation and excellence in education, science and technology. The South African minister made her remarks during …

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DEWA wins British standard of governance certificate

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced that it has been awarded the British Standard for governance, BS 13500, Certification, becoming the first organisation in the GCC region to receive it in 2019. DEWA received the certification after a thorough auditing process by the British Standards Institute, BSI, …

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Masdar pushing renewables in Armenia

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is pursuing renewable energy opportunities in the Republic of Armenia, a country with considerable potential for solar and wind energy development. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and David Papazian, Chief Executive Officer of the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF), today …

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Emirati Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme supporting sustainability

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, highlighted the key role of the “Emirati Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme” in supporting the country’s economic development and achieving sustainable industrial growth, by providing environmentally-friendly electricity. He also praised the efforts of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation …

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UAE working on food security with James Cook University

The UAE has outlined its ambition to become a world-leader in the sustainable food production sphere of aquaculture with the signing of a Memorandum of Intent, MoI, between the Minister of State for Food Security, Mariam Almheiri, and James Cook University, JCU, Australia. A Ministry statement said that the agreement, …

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UAE-Costa Rica talk investment opportunities

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Costa Rica Embassy in the UAE discussed available mutual economic and investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi and Costa Rica, in the presence of Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Director-General of the Chamber. Their discussion took place during a meeting between Mohammed …

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Putin to speak at UAE’s GMIS event

President Vladimir Putin of Russia will speak at the Plenary Session of the second Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, GMIS, a join initiative by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, which will take place from 9th to 11th July 2019 in …

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ADNOC Wallet offers customers free assisted fueling

ADNOC Distribution today launched its ‘Hello Summer’ campaign offering ADNOC Wallet customers free assisted fueling between 11 am to 5 pm in July and August. Customers not using ADNOC Wallet will also be able to enjoy the same free service for July and can sign-up to take advantage of the …

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UAE Electronic Federal Network helps e-government

Sixty three government entities have completed their e-linking process with the UAE Electronic Federal Network, FEDnet, developed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority,TRA, three years ago to provide high speed connectivity and integration between the various e-government systems of UAE government departments. The network will connect all federal institutions in a …

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Emirates Red Crescent re-opens Yemeni fishing slipway

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has re-opened a fishing slipway in in Bab al-Mandab District of Dhubab Governorate, after completing the rehabilitation and refitting operations. The ERC Representative on the Red Sea Coast, said the UAE-funded facility, part of a UAE plan to establish and rehabilitate 24 fishing slipways, would …

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Writing workshops in UAE Qasr Al Watan Library

The Qasr Al Watan Library will organise a series of panel discussions with renowned Arab authors, as well as an interactive writing workshop in July, announced the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. According to the Department, the events will begin on 7th July with a panel discussion …

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UAE Future Foresight Training Programme a success

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has emphasised that the UAE follows a strategy that ensures all sectors’ readiness for the future, as it aims to qualify a generation of specialists in the fields of future …

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UAE’s Falcon Eye 1 launch postponed

The Arena Space company has decided to delay the launch of satellite “Falcon Eye 1” due to bad weather conditions, and high winds over the French Guiana Space Centre on the north Atlantic coast of South America, until Monday 8th July at 05:53:03 am UAE time. The UAE has completed …

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Campus rating system launched in UAE

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said that the ambitious vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has helped the emirate take advantage of its strategic …

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UAE opening up key sectors to total foreign ownership

The United Arab Emirates will allow up to 100% foreign ownership of some companies operating in 13 sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, and renewable energy, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday. The UAE cabinet has approved 122 economic activities across 13 sectors eligible for up to 100% foreign ownership, WAM …

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Sharjah Chamber working with France

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, has called on businessmen and investors in Sharjah to take advantage of the mutual investment opportunities with the business community in France, so as to open new horizons of partnerships and develop the long-standing economic, trade and cultural relations between the UAE …

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Youth Dialogue on UN agenda in UAE

Youth climate activists have become valuable proponents of climate change solutions and catalysts for action, noted high-level delegates from the UAE government and the United Nations at a Youth Dialogue session on day one of the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting (ADCM). The meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Climate Change …

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Guinea goes digital with UAE help

The President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, issued a resolution, appointing Dr. Ali Mohammed Al Khouri, who also heads the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, as a special advisor to the Government of Guinea, to benefit from his vast expertise in digital transformation and development. He spoke high of Dr. Al …

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Tanzania FM in UAE

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Tanzania, Palamagamba Kabudi. During the meeting, held at the ministry in Abu Dhabi, they discussed enhancing cooperation between the two countries in commercial, economic, investment, …

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UAE calls for realistic approach to sexual harassment

The UAE is adopting a realistic policy on combating discrimination against women by guaranteeing their right to education, according to a UAE official. ”Women constitute 60 percent of the total enrolled learners in all education levels in the UAE,” said Saeed Al Jarwan, member of the UAE Permanent Mission in …

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World Government Summit at planned Dubai Expo 2020

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has directed to launch the next edition of the World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai on November 22nd-25th, 2020. The ‘World Government Summit- Expo 2020’ will be the biggest gathering yet since its …

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UAE-Georgia cooperating on tourism

Essa Abdulla Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Georgia, has taken part in a meeting to learn about the Georgian Government’s assessment and plans regarding the current challenges in the tourism sector. During the meeting, held at the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al Nuaimi spoke about the growing tourist ties …

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Awareness workshop by UAE energy ministry

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) – the government entity in charge of ensuring the energy sector’s excellence and sustainability in the emirate – held an awareness workshop covering the major initiatives and the newly introduced amendments to the Incident Reporting Regulations. Attended by representatives from 72 entities active …

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EU ambassador in talks in UAE

Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Patrizio Fondi, Ambassador of the European Union, EU, to the UAE, discussed the development cooperation between the UAE and the EU, focussing on their development, economic, commercial and investment partnerships. Their discussion took place during their meeting at the ministry’s headquarters …

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UAE economic development talks with Russian minister

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Maksim Oreshkin, Russian Minister of Economic Development. During the meeting, which was held as part of Sheikh Abdullah’s official visit to Russia, both sides discussed the joint bilateral relations between their countries and the …

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Etihad Rail approes stage two of national plan

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE national railway, has approved the award agreement for civil and track works of Packages B and C for Stage Two of the UAE national railway network connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai, during a board meeting, chaired by H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin …

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