Nation mourns demise of Shaikh Rashid

20 Sep 2015

20 September 2015

The UAE woke up on Saturday morning to the sad news of the demise of Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Shaikh Rashid, the eldest son of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, died of a heart attack. He was just 34.

The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ordered three-day official mourning following the death of Shaikh Rashid. Flags will... Read More

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum dies of heart attack

19 Sep 2015

Wam, September 19, 2015

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, died on Saturday morning of a heart attack.

The Court of the Ruler of Dubai declared three days of mourning in Dubai from Saturday, and flags will be at half-mast at government departments and institutions.

President Sheikh Khalifa expressed his heartfelt condolences and solace to Sheikh Mohammed,... Read More

UAE to help small businesses in Chechnya

17 Sep 2015

The authorities of the United Arab Emirates are planning to help the development of small business in Chechnya. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Mohammed Al Nahyan, discussed this question yesterday during a visit to the pavilions of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015.

"The Sheikh confirmed his intention to continue to work on strengthening and expanding friendly ties between the Emirates and the... Read More

Iconic New York City eatery, Serendipity 3, to open in Dubai

17 Sep 2015

Al Tayer Group is set to launch the first two Serendipity 3 outlets in Dubai in December 2015, at Dubai Festival City and The City Walk, under an exclusive license covering the GCC.  These will be the first operations outside of the U.S., of the famed establishment.

Serendipity 3 has been one of New York City's most beloved eateries for more than 60 years. Founded by Calvin Holt, Patch Caradine and Stephen Bruce, the name is defined as "...the art of making happy discoveries, or... Read More

Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee approves progress towards event delivery

17 Sep 2015

Al Hashemi’s update included a discussion on the latest enhancements to the Expo site master-plan

17 September, 2015


Dubai: The Higher Preparatory Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai met on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Higher Preparatory Committee, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group, ahead of a series of key events this autumn, to discuss updates on the progress on the... Read More

Sharjah tourism concludes successful promotional tour of key markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States

17 Sep 2015

Road shows cover Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan

Sharjah, September 16, 2015: In line with its ongoing efforts to promote the emirate of Sharjah as a leading family and cultural tourism destination, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) successfully concluded a promotional tour of the Commonwealth of Independent States, organised by the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities from September 7 to 11, 2015.

The tour featured road shows in Kazakhstan,... Read More

Abu Dhabi University launches Center of Excellence in Smart, Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Cities

16 Sep 2015

Abu Dhabi University has launched the Centre of Excellence in Smart, Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Cities, with a dedicated budget of AED 6 Million, to boost scientific and applied research agenda, and generate research outputs that contribute to the UAE’s national development.

The Centre will be the umbrella under which three research centers focused on sustainability will operate, which are the Research Center in Sustainable Built Environments, the Research Center in Sustainable... Read More

Non-oil merchandise trade through the ports of Abu Dhabi grows 15.7 percent in Q2, 2015

16 Sep 2015

 The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi, SCAD, today issued its quarterly report on non-oil merchandise trade through the ports of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for Q2 2015, to support decision makers and businesses with accurate and up to date statistics on the non-oil merchandise that entered or exited the territory of Abu Dhabi through the emirate’s ports (including air, sea and land ports) during the reference period, highlighting the relative importance of each component. The report data does not... Read More

Solar Power Pricing Now on Par with Fossil Fuel in UAE, Unlocking New Business Opportunities

16 Sep 2015

UAE solar power energy pricing is now on par with fossil fuels, unlocking new business opportunities across the public and private sectors, industry experts announced today.

Solar photovoltaic module prices, as perhaps the best example of renewables’ new affordability vis-à-vis fossil fuels, have fallen by close to 75 percent since 2008, according to a recent ‘REmap 2030’ report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in conjunction with Masdar Institute and the UAE... Read More

Art Russe hosts first major Soviet art exhibition in Abu Dhabi

16 Sep 2015

Art Russe announces the first major exhibition of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Art in the United Arab Emirates.

This unique exhibition is being held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan – Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development. Opening in Abu Dhabi on October 7th at the prestigious Emirates Palace, which has previously displayed artists such as Pablo Picasso. The exhibition will introduce the audience to the artistic heritage of this... Read More