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Heavy rains across country, cause accidents

Posted on 15/01/2009

Heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorm lashed Al Ain and its surrounding areas on Tuesday night, bringing the temperature down to 12 degree Celsius. Prior to the downpour, strong winds swept through Al Ain. It showers, which began around half an hour after midnight on Tuesday, continued till noon on Wednesday. A Met official said strong winds blew from the north at speeds of up to 17km an hour. In Ras Al Khaimah, a 21-year-old UAE national, Ali Rasheed Mohammed, died and several people ...  >>MORE

UAE among high Human Development Index countries

Posted on 24/07/2004

Though UAE has marked an overall progress in health, literacy, women empowerment and technological development, it is trailing one step when compared to its last year's 48th position in the Human Development Index - a key aspect of the Human Development Report 2004 released worldwide by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) last week. But pegged at 49th position, UAE ranks among the countries with high human development with Development Index Trends, calculated within a period of 1975 ...  >>MORE

Traditional and modern faces of Sharjah

Posted on 24/05/2004

Traditional architecture has found some brilliant expressions in Sharjah, as evidenced by the Sharjah Central Souq (foreground), popularly known as the Blue Souq. The emirate has some outstanding buildings that blend traditional architecture with modern amenities. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

UAE aiming to reinforce Arab, Muslim bonds

Posted on 28/11/2003

The UAE is an oasis of peace and prosperity that has shown tremendous growth across a broad front, said Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi, Speaker of the Federal National Council. As the UAE gears up to celebrate its 32nd National Day, the young nation has shown to the world what visionary leadership can achieve in such a short span of time for human development. The UAE has reduced illiteracy from over 80 per cent to two per cent and increased life expectancy rates tremendously. Its leadership has ...  >>MORE

UAE ranks high in UN human development index

Posted on 09/07/2003

The UAE is among 55 countries that rank high in the human development index, according to the Human Development Report 2003 released by the UNDP yesterday. The index rated 175 countries in high, medium and low development categories depending on their achievements in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment and adjusted real income. Last year, the UAE ranked 46th among the high level categories but was at top of the list in the GCC in human development. This year, it has slid to 48th ...  >>MORE

UAE named as model Arab unity experiment

Posted on 15/09/2002

The UAE has been cited as a successful example of Arab unity in a study compiled by Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up. The study, entitled Arab Unity: Attempts and Achievements, chronicles Arab unionist movements that have taken place in the modern age. "The study highlighted current unionist projects such as the Arab League and the unification of seven Arab emirates in the Gulf which led to the birth of the UAE. The country serves as a successful example of Arab unity," the centre ...  >>MORE

Journey through UAE now just a click away

Posted on 03/08/2002

Media organs and other institutions worldwide can now journey through the UAE without having to move out of their offices and waste their time and effort in arduous travelling. One click on their computers will take them into a labyrinth of tens of thousands of pictures about the emirates, and the photographs are of such high quality that they look freshly-shot and clearly suitable for any publication. The Ministry of Information and Culture said it has just installed a new website providing ...  >>MORE

Earthquake hits east coast and northern Emirates

Posted on 14/03/2002

Areas of the northern and eastern Emirates suffered a mild earthquake on 12 March lasting about four seconds measuring 2 to 3 on the Richter scale, according to official sources at Fujairah airport. The last earthquake in the UAE was recorded in March 1999. Following the earthquake officials and experts from airports and meteorological offices agreed that although earthquakes are rare in the UAE, a geological authority should be set up. The UAE is located close to Iran which is in an ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day 30th Anniversary- Special Feature

Posted on 24/11/2001

The 30th anniversary of the UAE's National Day, which falls on December2, came to mark a very happy moment in the history of this young nation, which has strive, under the wise leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to achieve comprehensive development in a relatively short period of independence. An achievement which places this young nation at par with a number of advanced countries. Commenting on this achievement, Sheikh Zayed was quoted to have said that "These ...  >>MORE

Special Report on the UAE's 30th National Day

Posted on 24/11/2001

On 2nd December 2001, the federation of the United Arab Emirates will mark the 30th anniversary of its establishment in 1971. Led throughout this period by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE is proud of its achievement in emerging as one of the world's fastest developing countries, and one which, at the same time, enjoys prosperity, security and good relations with most of the international community. Over the past year, the UAE has continued to develop ...  >>MORE

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