WAM -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has approved AED5.6 billion in support of the Research and Development, R&D, scheme as part of the Ghadan 21 programme.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed directed the Executive Committee of the Executive Council to build international partnerships that would accelerate Abu Dhabi's endeavours to provide... Read More
WAM -- The Abu Dhabi Government and XPRIZE Foundation have signed a strategic agreement to grow Abu Dhabi’s research and development, R&D, ecosystem. The partnership is a major Ghadan 21 initiative to grow Abu Dhabi’s R&D ecosystem with a commitment of AED300 million (US$81 million) to crowdsource innovation via a series of XPRIZE Abu Dhabi global competitions.
H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the... Read More
The Flag Island, Sharjah’s leisure, tourist and family destination, is to host the International Festival ‘Kalinka’. The 2-day festival on 29 - 30 March 2019, will be showing spectacular cross-cultural performances as Russia and Kazakhstan combine their talents in a dazzling display of music and dance at the Flag Island’s amphitheatre, from 7:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
The Flag Island will be providing families, children and audiences of all age groups, with a full spectrum of Eastern... Read More
A Franciscan monk has been named the winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai.
Peter Tabichi from Kenya was presented with the prestigious award in the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, and actor Hugh Jackman.
Emotions ran high at the final ceremony at Atlantis, The Palm as Mr Tabichi dedicated the award to his father, who raised him after his mother died when he was 11.
The teacher, 36, was nominated... Read More
WAM -- President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, arrived on Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 24th March 2019, on a multi-day visit to the UAE.
Upon his arrival at the Presidential Flight Terminal in Abu Dhabi, the President of Uzbekistan was welcomed by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Sheikh Mansour welcomed President Mirziyoyev to the VIP Hall and discussed with him the cooperation and friendship ties between UAE and... Read More
On march 23rd Kazakhstan officially renamed the country's capital "Nur-Sultan" to honour its ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev.
In a statement from the president's official website, Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev ratified the proposal to change the name of the country's capital from Astana to "Nur-Sultan".
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev was sworn in as Kazakhstan's president on Wednesday a day after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned from the post.
Nazarbayev, 78,... Read More
The UAE rounded off a successful Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 with an impressive medal tally as the curtain came down on the mega event on Thursday.
The seven-day event attracted athletes from around the world, which created a buzz in the sporting fraternity across the globe.
As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, the athletes, coaches, families and fans came together to not only celebrate successes on the field of play, but to also... Read More
Tobacco giants are planning a full-scale assault on the UAE’s emerging e-cigarette market after authorities agreed to permit their sale.
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International - two of the biggest cigarette producers in the world - are both now set to launch products in the country.
Their move comes as the UAE government announced plans to lift a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and related smoking paraphernalia next month.
Experts believe other... Read More
Burj Khalifa lit up with Jacinda Ardern’s picture on Friday as a tribute from the government and people of United Arab Emirates to New Zealand’s Prime Minister in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 50 people at two mosques.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised Ms Ardern for her support to the Muslim community.
“New Zealand today fell silent in honor of the mosque attacks' martyr. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that... Read More
BASEL, SWITZERLAND, March 21, 2019 – This morning, Baselworld 2019 officially opened with a clear signal that it is heading towards a modern future. The ceremonial “Ribbon Cutting” was held this morning in Hall 1.0 to the Alphorn tones of Swiss musician Eliana Burki. The m usician is renowned for her unconventional use of the alphorn in funk, pop and jazz songs, symbolising Swiss traditions in a contemporary form.
In addition to Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld... Read More