Dubai Properties Group restarts work on Mudon Development

Dubai: Dubai Properties Group (DPG), a member of Dubai Holding, has announced plans to complete 348 Villas and Townhouses in the Mudon Development, located in Dubai’s growing DUBAILAND district. Recent reports indicate that demand for quality villas in prime locations remains strong in Dubai, with interest not only from local residents but also regional and international investors. In response to this demand, DPG has now confirmed it has restarted work…

The Sultan bin Zayed’s Culture and Media Centre to implement Khalifa Project in World Languages

Abu Dhabi: Preparations have been afoot to implement the project “Khalifa Project in World Languages”, on the 41st National Day Anniversary of the UAE, which corresponds with Dec. 2nd, 2012. The national project, a portal heritage, is launched by The Sultan bin Zayed’s Culture and Media Centre in cooperation with the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, UAE University and the Sheikh Khalifa Fund to support Youth…

Zakat Fund’s revenues reach AED75 million since 1 Jan, 2012

ABU DHABI: The revenues of the Zakat Fund this year up to the end of August reached AED75.83 million, a 6% increase compared to the same period last year. According to the Secretary General of the Fund Abdullah Bin Akeeda Al-Muhairi, the Fund’s revenues in the same period last year reached AED71 million. He attributed the increase to the strong support extended by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed…

Khalifa Port to help transform Abu Dhabi economy – Local Press Editorial

Abu Dhabi: Khalifa Port, which opens today in Taweelah about 40 kilometres from Jebel Ali port will not only change the way goods are transported into the emirate but will also have a profound impact on the overall economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE; opined a UAE daily newspaper. In its first phase, the port will be able to handle an annual 2.5 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs)…

Sharjah’s Shurooq begins tour of Malaysia

SHARJAH: A delegation from the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has embarked on a weeklong tour of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The aim of the visit is twofold: Shurooq hopes to explore means of cooperation and develop economic relations with Malaysia whilst promoting the business potential of and investment attractions in the emirate of Sharjah. During the tour, which will run until 7 September, the delegation –…

UAE takes part in Arab League’s counter-terrorism meeting

CAIRO: The UAE on Saturday took part in the Arab League’s counter-terrorism experts team meeting presided over by Egypt’s Ambassador Asharf Mohsen. The UAE was represented to the meeting by Head of Anti-Organized Crime Department at Dubai Police Colonel Abdul Raheem Bin Shafea. Representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs, justice and interior of Arab countries, except Syria whose participation in such meetings was suspended, took part in the meeting.

Foreign Ministry Director discusses bilateral ties with Brazil

Abu Dhabi: Director of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry Jassem Mohammed Al Qasimi met today with the Brazilian Ambassador to UAE Jose de Mendonca e Lima at the ministry headquarters in Abu Dhabi. They reviewed a number of issues of common concern and discussed ways for enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation between UAE and Brazil, particularly in the fields of economy and investment.

ENOC and Aldrees sign joint venture to establish service stations in Saudi Arabia

Dubai/Riyadh: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Dubai’s leading petroleum retailer with a significant footprint in lifestyle and consumer retailing, has signed a joint venture agreement with Aldrees Petroleum ‘&’ Transport Services Company (Aldrees), one of Saudi Arabia’s largest petroleum retailers and commodity hauling companies, to set up service stations in different locations across the Kingdom. Burhan Al Hashemi, Managing Director of ENOC Retail, the specialised retail business of ENOC, and…