UAE News

Sheikha Lubna tops powerful Arab women list

09 Mar 2015

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has retained her top spot in a ranking of the 100 most powerful Arab women.

It is the fifth year in a row that Sheikha Lubna, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, has ranked first.

Sheikha Lubna was the first woman to assume a UAE Cabinet position. Half of the top 10 women on Arabian Business’s list were from the UAE.

Also included were Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State, and Mariam Al Mansouri, fighter pilot.

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Sharjah Biennial 12 kicks off

09 Mar 2015

Biennial is taking place in Sharjah Art Spaces in the emirate’s heritage area until June 5

Sharjah: His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah officially inaugurated the Sharjah Biennial 12 (SB12) Thursday at the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).

Taking place until June 5, the biennial, which is curated by Eungie Joo with associate curator Ryan Inouye, includes works by more than fifty artists and cultural practitioners... Read More

Dubai’s $500 million date with the future

09 Mar 2015

The Museum of the Future with sections to be built using 3D printing construction techniques is dedicated to futuristic inventions.

Dubai - A $500 million ‘Museum of the Future’ that not only sees the future but also creates it, is Dubai’s newest tribute to mankind.

Set to open in 2017, the strikingly designed iconic ‘Museum of the Future’ with sections to be built using 3D printing construction techniques is dedicated to futuristic inventions, several of which are expected to... Read More

UAE, Uzbekistan discuss cooperation, partnership

05 Mar 2015

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), President of the UAE Committee for Coordination of Foreign Humanitarian Aid, has discussed with Uzbek Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Ganiyev Elyar Majidovich, ways to strengthen cooperation ties and partnership between the UAE and Uzbekistan.

During the meeting held today at the Ministry, Sheikha Lubna stressed the keenness of the UAE to bolster the... Read More

The Dubai 360 experience to come alive with ‘The Sphere at The Dubai Mall’

05 Mar 2015

A real-life experience of Dubai 360 (, the world’s largest online interactive city tour has been unveiled to the public in The Dubai Mall. Titled, ‘The Sphere at The Dubai Mall’, the first of its kind installation in the Middle East, will be located in the Star Atrium of the city’s iconic shopping destination. The groundbreaking installation is a 15 metre diameter spherical projection theatre, built by San Francisco based Obscura Digital. The experience showcases Dubai’s... Read More

Expo 2020 Sculpture unveiled in Masdar City

05 Mar 2015

A 6-meter-tall "Expo 2020" Dubai sculpture has been erected at Masdar City, one of the world's most sustainable urban developments, in the presence of Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, and Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, together with the attendance of Masdar employees, Masdar Institute students, and Masdar Free Zone tenants. One of three large sculptures displayed in Abu Dhabi, the Finnish-born artist Kustaa Saksi created the Wi-Fi-enabled structure with... Read More

Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of Solar Impulse Dedicates his First Flight in Abu Dhabi to Mohamed Bin Zayed

05 Mar 2015

The sustainable aircraft’s final test flight in the emirate prior departure

Abu Dhabi – March 2, 2015: Bertrand Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse, today, took to the skies of Abu Dhabi for the first time to test Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered aircraft able to fly day and night. Piccard’s co-founder and co-pilot Andre´ Borschberg conducted the revolutionary aircraft’s first test flight in the emirate last week soaring over the capital’s iconic landmarks. 

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Sunshine harnessing solar tiles to cover Dubai Frame

05 Mar 2015

Dubai’s latest tourist attraction to be opened this year will add sheen and green to its structure by harnessing sunshine through solar tiles that cover the building.

Dubai - The Dubai Frame, Dubai’s latest tourist attraction to be opened this year, may not have its shiny façade plated in gold, an image typically associated with the glitz and glamour of the city. But the 150m-high window frame-shaped observatory will add sheen and green to its structure by harnessing sunshine through... Read More

Global energy sector needs $48 trillion investment

03 Mar 2015

The report sets out the changing nature of the global energy mix over the next decade, which will see an increased contribution from renewables.

Abu Dhabi — Energy demand in the Gulf is set to triple in the next fifteen years far outstripping today’s supply, said the findings of a report on energy.

Closing the global energy gap will require $48 trillion of investment over the next 20 years in projects that provide additional energy generation capacity and improve the efficiency... Read More

Shaikh Mohammed forms UAE Water Aid Foundation

03 Mar 2015

The new foundation is tasked with finding sustainable solutions to water shortage through the use of solar energy to desalinate and purify water.

AdTech AdDubai - In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minster of the UAE, has issued Law No. (3) of 2015 establishing the ‘UAE Water Aid... Read More