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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - TWINNING CITIES AGREEMENTS

Fujairah signs twining agreement with Slovenian capital Ljubljana

Posted on 21/01/2014

H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, yesterday attended the signing ceremony of a town twining agreement between Fujairah City and the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, at Al Ramaila Palace. The Director-General of Fujairah Municipality, Saif Al Afkham, and the Mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Jankovic, sealed the agreement which aims to promote bilateral ties of friendship in various areas, including economy, culture, education, tourism, arts and ...  >>MORE

Dubai partners with the U.S. city of Phoenix

Posted on 06/05/2009

Dubai and Phoenix city of the United State have signed an agreement aimed at promoting cooperation and sharing best practices between the two fast growing cities. The agreement was signed by Director General of Dubai Municipality Hussein Nasser Lootah, and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. Present during the signing ceremony was Economy Minister H.E. Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri. "We see a huge opportunity as to where we can cooperate," Lootah said following the signing of agreement. Al Mansouri said ...  >>MORE

Sultan attends signing of Sharjah-Granada sister city agreement

Posted on 07/02/2009

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah on Thursday attended a ceremony to celebrate signing of a sister city agreement between Sharjah and the Spanish city of Granada. The agreement was signed by Yousif Al Qasir, Chairman of the Sharjah Municipal Council and Jose Ortado, Mayor of Granada. The agreement aims at strengthening bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two cities. It also provides for high level ...  >>MORE

Dubai, Granada discuss cooperation

Posted on 07/02/2009

Director General of Dubai Municipality (DM), Hussein Nasir Lootah, received at his office in Dubai on Thursday, the Governor of the Spanish town of Granada, Torres Ortado and his entourage, currently on a visit to the UAE to find ways to boost bilateral ties between the two cities. During the meeting, Lootah highlighted the significance of his outfit's policy of cooperation and contact with various cities of the world to boost joint municipal works. He briefed the Spanish delegation about ...  >>MORE

Dubai, Arizona discuss ways to boost ties

Posted on 14/11/2008

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality, on Wednesday received a 6-member delegation from the American state of Arizona. The delegation included Donald L Maxwell, Director, Community and Economic Development Department, City of Phoenix, the capital of Arizona state, Rodrick T Miller, Vice President, International Economic Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Mark Winkleman, State Land Commissioner, Arizona State Land Department, Anthony Rock, Vice ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi municipal delegation's visit to Australia successful

Posted on 26/10/2008

The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) delegation visiting Australia this week, has been highly successful in developing a sister city arrangement with Queensland's capital of Brisbane. Undersecretary, H.E. Ahmed Shareef, head of the DMA delegation, including senior municipal executives, have met with Queensland government officials to familiarise them with the roles and functions of Australian government departments and municipal entities. The delegation has met with top Queensland ...  >>MORE

Dubai plans friendship monument for South Korean city

Posted on 31/12/2007

The emirate plans to put up a homage to the South Korean city of Busan, Dubai's twin city, in Zabeel Park. Dubai signed a twin city agreement with Busan last year. Other cities that are twins to Dubai include Istanbul in Turkey, Geneva in Switzerland, Gold Coast in Australia and Osaka in Japan. Each city has a monument in the park. The monument, named Fantastic Busan Wave in Dubai, has been designed by Korean designer Jeon Ki Su, who also designed torches for sporting events like the 2008 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi, Madrid to ink twinning pact

Posted on 14/03/2007

Abu Dhabi and Madrid, the capital of Spain, will sign a twinning agreement by the end of this month as part of the efforts to boost ties between the two capitals. Twinning, it may be noted, implies linking of a town or a city with another in a different country for the purposes of cultural exchange. The agreement will foster cooperation between the two capitals in a wide range of fields, including public transport, modern mass transport, and annual economic fora. Under the proposed ...  >>MORE

Twinning agreement brings a taste of Spain to Dubai

Posted on 30/08/2006

Dubai is planning to make firm links with the Mediterranean next month when it becomes a sister city to Spain's largest port city Barcelona. The twinning agreement will pave the way for stronger relations between the two popular tourist destinations. Barcelona, which is the capital of the Catalonia region, is famous for its historic streets such as La Ramblas, Gaudi's buildings and the Barcelona Football Club. Hussein Nasser Lootah, acting Director-General of Dubai Municipality met with ...  >>MORE

Dubai plans to sign Twin Cities agreement with four more cities

Posted on 26/12/2005

Dubai plans to sign Twin Cities agreement with four more cities world-wide in the near future, said Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality. We are presently talking with cities like Barcelona, Moscow, Amman and Alexandria ahead of signing the Twin Cities agreement. These agreements will play a vital role in promoting the economic, trade, tourism and sports potentials of Dubai. We, at Dubai Municipality, are keen on expanding the horizons of friendship and cooperation with ...  >>MORE

Dubai to sign twinning cities agreement with Moscow soon

Posted on 21/06/2005

Dubai will soon sign twinning agreement with Moscow. Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality held recently in Moscow a meeting with the Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Lyuzhkov, during which they explored the possibilities of boosting relations of co-operation between the two cities. Sultan, who visited Moscow at the invitation of the Mayor, discussed with the latter the signing a co-operation and twinning agreements between the two cities. They agreed during the meeting that a ...  >>MORE

Sister Cities vow to focus on technology skills

Posted on 19/05/2004

Enhancement of cooperation among sister cities in the interest of citizens, upgrading of such link at institutional level, and further activation of twinning protocols by way of visits by specialised technical teams, were some of the recommendations made at the Dubai Sister Cities Forum that concluded here on Monday. The Dubai Sister Cities Forum Declaration also underlined the need to exchange expertise among cities in the field of architectural knowledge, and called for visits by teams from ...  >>MORE

Dubai Sister Cities Forum in achieving its objectives

Posted on 18/05/2004

The 3-day Dubai Sister Cities Forum has succeeded in achieving its objectives bringing together a multitude of cities and cultures and facilitating a constructive dialogue among them for the benefit of their people, said Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality. He was talking to reporters following a meeting with Yutaka Takasugi, Vice Governor of Osaka, Japan, on the sidelines of the forum, which concluded today at the Dubai International Convention Centre. During the talks, ...  >>MORE

Sister Cities delegates praise Dubai 'best practices'

Posted on 17/05/2004

Participants in the Sister Cities Forum in Dubai today praised the efforts by Dubai Municipality in setting pioneering standards in civic services and urban development. On the second day of the forum, being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Deputy Ruler and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, who is also Chairman of Dubai Municipality, delegates lauded the best practices of Dubai as excellent examples to learn from. Dubai presented its ...  >>MORE

Sister cities aim for common benefits

Posted on 16/05/2004

The Sister Cities Forum, a gathering of mayors and top executives from cities that have twinning protocols and a cooperation agreement with Dubai, was opened yesterday. Sheikh Hamdan said the forum reflected the strength of relations between the cities, adding that Dubai had become a hub of various cultures and economic prosperity, thanks to the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ...  >>MORE

Hamdan opens Sister Cities Forum

Posted on 16/05/2004

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry, opened in Dubai yesterday the Sister Cities Forum, which is being organised by the Dubai Municipality from May 15-17 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Present at the opening ceremony were Saeed Mohammed Al Kindi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, Dr Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industry, Mayors of participant cities and a number of Dubai officials. ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host sister cities forum

Posted on 08/05/2004

Dubai will play host to the forum of sister cities scheduled for May 15-17 under the aegis of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry. Mayors and delegations from 11 Arab and international cities bound up with Dubai by twining , cooperation and friendship agreements will take part in the forum. Dubai has signed 12 twining, cooperation and friendship agreements with many a city, the first of which been with Morocco's Casablanca in 1994 ...  >>MORE

Los Angeles cultural body takes Dubai as sister city

Posted on 26/04/2004

The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (LACAD) has chosen Dubai as its cultural sister-city. A US delegation is currently holding talks with local officials to promote cultural exchanges. The cooperation is also aimed at wiping out the stereotypical image of the Gulf. Margie Johnson Reese, LACAD's General Manager, who is leading the delegation, said, "Dubai is as energetic as Los Angeles. This dynamic emirate, Dubai, is hungry to build, interrelate, accept other civilisations and have ...  >>MORE

Dubai, Michigan discuss cooperation

Posted on 12/04/2004

The Director General of Dubai Municipality, Qasim Sultan, received here yesterday a US delegation from the state of Michigan, led by Nasir Baidoun, Director General of the Arab-American Chamber of Commerce. During the meeting, they discussed ways to boost cooperation between Dubai and Michigan. The delegation, which include a number of Senators from the state, will review some multi-million dollar projects in Dubai and would discuss ways to boost cooperation in all fields in line with the ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host `Sister City Forum' to boost ties

Posted on 24/02/2004

Dubai will host the `Sister City Forum', aimed at bolstering cooperation among a set of cities around the world with which it has twinning protocols, from May 15 to 18, 2004, it has officially been announced. The forum will be organised by Dubai Municipality, and the Supreme Organising Committee of the event held its fifth preparatory meeting recently. Presided over by Mattar Al Tayer, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Roads and General Projects, the meeting discussed ...  >>MORE

Dubai, Detroit ink sister-city accord

Posted on 30/09/2003

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Arab-American leaders shared similar hopes of using economic ties to bridge differences as the US-Arab Economic Forum opened in Detroit. "Our challenge is build the strength of our individual voices into an outstanding chorus of diversity,” Granholm said Sunday during a gala dinner to kick of the start of the conference. Detroit, with an estimated 300,000 Arab-Americans, is home to one of the nation's largest concentrations of people with roots in the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi, Houston to sign 'Sister City' pact

Posted on 24/10/2002

Abu Dhabi and the American city of Houston will sign on Saturday a twinning agreement. The "Sister City" agreement will be signed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Butti, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Municipality and Town Planning Department and Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown. Mayor Brown's schedule includes the formal signing of airport and port cooperative agreements with Dubai. On a visit to the country in response to an invitation by Sheikh Butti and Saeed ...  >>MORE

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