Abdullah Bin Zayed attends event on Sheikh Zayed’s 8th anniversary

ABU DHABI: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister tonight attended the “Night of Loyalty to Sheikh Zayed” which was held at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the anniversary of the death of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Zayed who passed away eight years ago on 19th day of Ramadan, 1425 hijri, corresponding to 2 November 2005 A host scholars, ministers, senior officials, diplomats and nationals and…

ADEC gains first place at International ESRI’s GIS Competition

Abu Dhabi:Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has scored the first place at the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Competition at the International Education User Conference, San Diego, USA. The event was organized by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) from July 20th until the 27th 2012, and attended by more than 15,000 participants from all over the world. ADEC’s winning GIS application is called “i-ADEC”, a mobile application developed as an…

Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle over 1 kg of heroin

Dubai: Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport (DIA) have foiled a bid to smuggle more than 1 kg (1,166 grams) of heroin, concealed in the guts of an Asian traveller coming into the country from an Asian country through DIA Terminal 1. Ali Saleh Al Maghawi, Director of Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs, said customs inspectors suspected a passenger who after having completed the passport procedures seemed confused,…

RTA unveils new thrusts to raise profile of Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport

Dubai:The Higher Committee of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) has always been keen on broadening and uplifting the profile of the Award right from inception in 2008 and up to the announcement of winners of its fourth edition last year. The Committee’s attention to propel the Award’s mechanism stems from its intentions to inculcate all the concept of Sustainable Transport among government and quasi-government entities as well as…

Ammar Al Nuaimi attends Sheikh Zayed’s eighth death anniversary

Ajman: H. H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman has paid rich tribute to founding father of UAE late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his dynamic role in the overall development and success of the country. He said that the late Sheikh Zayed had laid the foundations of this country on love, cooperation and tolerance and that UAE will remain a model for other…

قطر تتوسع في الصفقات الناجحة

قالت نشرة وكالة بلومبيرغ المالية أن قطر تعتزم زيادة وتيرة استثماراتها القوية والتي جعلتها من أفضل المستثمرين في المشروعات الناجحة حول العالم. وبعد نجاحها في شراء محلات هارودز العملاقة في لندن يسعى صندوق الاستثمار السيادي الوطني لزيادة أرصدته التي تبلغ حاليا 100 مليار دولار من خلال التوسع أكثر في الصفقات الناجحة. وتسعى قطر حالياً لشراء شركة اكستراتا السويسرية التي هي من اكبر الشركات في قطاع المناجم بالعالم بشكل كامل خاصة…

“Booming” Dubai art market forced to shift gears

Dubai has discovered there really are some things money can't buy. After a decade of petrodollar-driven success that has established it rapidly as a regional financial, trade, tourism and retail centre, the emirate has hit a speed bump in an unexpected arena - art. Burgeoning enthusiasm for collecting art convinced many that Dubai was about to become an overnight sensation in the international market, putting a gloss of sophistication on…