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Liwa: where the dunes meet the ocean, by Sheikha Al Ghawi

Posted on 25/07/2016: 467 views.

Nestled somewhere in between the vast blue ocean and the expansive desert, the Liwa oases are bracing for yet another season of summer festivities and heritage. Liwa is home to the stunning sand dunes, breath-taking oases and the famous desert-tolerant Ghaf trees, which were planted there on the orders of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It is also home to the most anticipated summer event, the date festival. The festival's site looks like a bee-hive, with tents being prepared for ...  Read More

Farming technologies to business innovations under one roof

Posted on 25/07/2016: 500 views.

"This is the first palm plantation in the world that works on hydroponics" reads a sign above Saleh Al Mansouri's stand. A native of Mazeirah, the largest town in Liwa Oasis, Al Mansouri participates for the first time in the Liwa Dates Festival with dates grown using hydroponics system. An ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi rolls out the red carpet as Solar Impulse 2 enters final straight

Posted on 25/07/2016: 611 views.

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered plane attempting to become the first aircraft in the world to circumnavigate the Earth without using a drop of fossil fuel, will complete its epic journey in the early hours of Tuesday morning, returning to the city where its adventure began in March last ...  Read More

A look into the street art scene in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Posted on 25/07/2016: 479 views.

A woman in a burqa drinks Arabic coffee, a boy in a ghutra leads his camel by the harness and a falcon spreads its wings – the spray-painted pictures are fantastically lifelike. Completed in five weeks by Miami-based Elio Mercado and his team of nine artists, the 600-metre installation, alongside ...  Read More

Leading Emirati artist showing in group exhibition in New York

Posted on 25/07/2016: 510 views.

Ebtisam Abdulaziz, who is of the UAE's leading contemporary artists, is currently exhibiting in a group exhibition in New York. Having moved to Washington DC two years ago, Abdulaziz is now enjoying a new wave of success in her already fruitful career. Trained as a mathematician before going on to ...  Read More

Lucky 13 to fly UAE flag at Rio Olympics

Posted on 25/07/2016: 303 views.

The UAE will be sending a full squad of 32, including 13 athletes in six different individual sports for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games starting on August 5. Of the 13 athletes, ten have earned direct qualification while another three have been awarded wild card entries. The direct qualifiers ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed names IDEX 2017 committee's chairman, members

Posted on 25/07/2016: 248 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has issued a resolution naming the committee members of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2017), under the ...  Read More

ENEC and KHNP sign Operating Support Services Agreement for the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

Posted on 25/07/2016: 266 views.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, KHNP, have signed an Operating Support Services Agreement, OSSA, at a ceremony held at ENEC's headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the presence of senior management representatives from both companies. Under the agreement, KHNP ...  Read More

Ras Al Khaimah gets Eid tourism boost from Emirati staycationers

Posted on 25/07/2016: 236 views.

Staycationers from the UAE helped to lift Ras Al Khaimah's tourism performance during Eid Al Fitr holiday. The emirate reported 16,636 hotel guests during Eid Al Fitr, up 10.7 per cent compared to the same period last year, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) said ...  Read More

Dubai Steps to rise up to 100m height

Posted on 25/07/2016: 240 views.

Pictures of one of Dubai Municipality's upcoming big projects, Dubai Steps, has been recently released online with further details surfacing. The Dubai Municipality previously made a vague announcement about the project in April, but recent pictures of the probable shape of the giant staircase ...  Read More

UAE's EGA named among top ‘rapidly globalising companies’

Posted on 25/07/2016: 139 views.

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), one of the world's leading aluminium producers, has been named one of the top rapidly globalising companies in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 2016 Global Challengers report. This is EGA's second citing, having also been included in the 2014 edition of the BCG ...  Read More

Dubai Future Foundation announces seven key "future challenges", open to applications from companies around the world

Posted on 25/07/2016: 1 views.

Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of the UAE Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, yesterday asserted that the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Abu Dhabi Global Market sign MoU to strengthen cooperation

Posted on 25/07/2016: 279 views.

Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have entered into an agreement to foster bilateral cooperation. Chairman of ADX, Hamad Abdullah Al Shamsi, and Chairman of ADGM, Ahmed Al Sayegh signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) at ADGM Office in the presence of senior ...  Read More

FGB partners with UAE Exchange to provide residents with cash advance service

Posted on 25/07/2016: 256 views.

FGB, one of the leading banks in the UAE, is launching a new service, which it calls a 'convenient cash solution'. FGB has partnered with UAE Exchange to launch 'Advance', which offers customers residing in the UAE a financial solution to meet immediate short-term cash needs at any time. As part of ...  Read More

Bank of Sharjah reports H1 2016 net profit of AED176 m

Posted on 25/07/2016: 250 views.

Bank of Sharjah yesterday said its net profit for the first half of 2016 has reached AED176 million, while its earnings per share for the period fell down by two per cent to 8.1 fils, compared to 8.3 fils in 2015. The bank, in a press release announcing its financial results for the six months ...  Read More

Sharjah Islamic Bank net profit's H1 2016 at AED257 m

Posted on 25/07/2016: 240 views.

Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) posted a net profit of AED257 million for the first six month of 2016, compared to AED204.6 million for the same period last year. In a press release, the bank said its total assets stood at AED 29.8 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2016, compared to AED29.9 ...  Read More

Vice President attends Mohammed bin Rashid Endurance Festival in Italy

Posted on 25/07/2016: 244 views.

TUSCANY, ITALY, 25th July 2016 (WAM) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended on Sunday, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the first round of the Sheikh ...  Read More