Microsoft's Windows 10: 'Free' in Dubai on July 29

15 Jul 2015

Microsoft has officially announced that it is planning a worldwide celebration as part of its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29.

Global launch celebrations for Windows fans include a global fan celebrations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to “celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world".

Microsoft has selected 13 cities around the world for the global fan celebrations and Dubai will be one of them.

The... Read More

Dubai International Airport wins Best Airport Award at AFLAS Awards

15 Jul 2015

Dubai International, the world’s number one airport for international passengers, has been named as the Best Airport in the Middle East at the Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) held in Hong Kong recently.

Hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News, the awards recognise leading service providers including air and shipping lines; air and sea ports; and logistics and other associated industry professionals. The nomination and voting process allowed the more... Read More

Mubadala and IBM in venture to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa

15 Jul 2015

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi investment fund and New York-based IBM announced an agreement to bring IBM Watson to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The companies will collaborate to deliver powerful Watson cloud-based cognitive computing to healthcare, retail, education, banking and finance organisations. The new joint venture will also create a broad regional ecosystem of partners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and app developers who will apply Watson in innovative ways throughout MENA... Read More

Emirates Red Crescent and Ferrari World organized activities for orphans

14 Jul 2015

The Emirates Red Crescent, (ERC) has recently organized in cooperation with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a number of entertainment programmes and activities for orphans sponsored by the ERC nationwide.

This humanitarian initiative aims to bring joy to orphans who have been deprived of family care and attention. It also offers them moral and social support through its varied activities, which are part of the country's approach to rehabilitate and enable future generations to participate in... Read More

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to implement Innovative Remote Sensing Applications

13 Jul 2015

Students and faculty from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have won top prizes for their innovative applications of high-resolution satellite data as part of a competition held by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, reinforcing Masdar Institute's commitment to develop the human and intellectual capital needed for the UAE's space ambitions.

Masdar Institute's project teams defeated 23 other teams to win three of the top five prizes at the ‘Remote Sensing Applications... Read More

Eid Al Fitr holiday announced for Federal Authorities and Private Sectors

13 Jul 2015

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and authorities will begin from Thursday 29th Ramadan 1436 (16th of July) and end on the 3rd of the month of Shawwal.

On this occasion, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources conveyed greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of... Read More

Khalifa Foundation Ramadan Iftar initiative at Al Aqsa Mosque concludes

13 Jul 2015

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation's Iftar campaign, which provided mass Iftar meals to worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan, concluded last night.

An official source at the Foundation said that around 10,000 meals were distributed to worshippers, adding that the foundation's humanitarian programmes in the Palestinian territories made Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque top priority in line with the directives of the UAE leadership to provide assistance to the underprivileged... Read More

UAE's Diplomacy promotes the country's stature internationally

13 Jul 2015

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, EDA, has emphasized that EDA's establishment embodies the directives of UAE's wise leadership and its conviction that the foreign policy is an integral part, which contributes to shaping the future and strengthening the position of the UAE in the international arena.

He pointed out that the EDA is working on outlining new standards based on accurate reading... Read More

The 39th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn

12 Jul 2015

Germany was honored to host the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, and welcomed all delegates and participants from 28 June to 8 July 2015 in Bonn.

The WHC is an intergovernmental body which takes control of the implementation of UNESCO’s Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), takes decisions on including national objects into the World Heritage List – the catalogue of the most prominent world monuments, takes control of the... Read More

Shell profits rise as production benefits counter plunge in oil price

12 Jul 2015

Royal Dutch Shell’s profit rose strongly in the third quarter as more profitable production and lower exploration costs helped compensate for the sharp fall in the price of oil.

Shell’s core profit, excluding one-time items, for the three months to the end of September increased 31% to $5.8bn (£3.6bn) from a year earlier.

Profits fell 5% from the second quarter of this year, mainly because of lower oil prices and reduced production.

Shell’s chief executive, Ben van... Read More