Tahnoun receives ADMC delegation

AL AIN: Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region has received a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) who called on him to offer Ramadan greetings and best wishes. ADMC’s delegation includes heads of TV channels and the news center staff members. In remarks at the meeting, Sheikh Tahnoun hailed the role the media plays in service of the community through…

Abdullah Bin Zayed condemns attack on Rafah border

ABU DHABI:H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister has condemned last Sunday’s attack on the Rafah border post in Sinai which killed sixteen Egyptian border guards and injured another seven. The minister denounced the abominable crime and expressed the UAE’s sympathy and solidarity with Egypt against extremism and terrorism. He emphasized the UAE’s rejection of these ugly criminal acts. Sheikh Abdullah expressed heartfelt condolences to the Egyptian government…

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…

Ali Al Jabri named Festival Director at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Abu Dhabi:The Abu Dhabi Film Festival today announced that Ali Al Jabri will be its Festival Director. He has been with the Festival for 5 years and was previously the Director of the Emirates Film Competition – a key element of the Festival’s programme. Al Jabri worked closely with Peter Scarlet, who has led the Festival for the past three years when managed by ADACH. Speaking on Al Jabri’s appointment,…

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…