Dubai invites designs for 60,000-capacity stadium

16 Aug 2015

According to news agency Reuters, Dubai has launched a competition to design a 60,000-seater stadium that will be built in the emirate to stage matches at soccer's 2019 Asian Cup.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in March awarded hosting rights for the 24-nation tournament to the United Arab Emirates, rejecting a rival proposal from Iran.

Matches are expected to be played in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, Dubai and oasis town Al Ain. Each will likely use two stadiums, with... Read More

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo marks historic first with assisted breeding programme for Sand Tiger Sharks

12 Aug 2015

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, a flagship asset of Emaar Retail LLC, is marking a global historic first with the launch of a pioneering assisted breeding programme for one of its star inhabitants, the Sand Tiger Shark.

Dubai Aquarium has the largest of its kind aquarium population of Sand Tiger Sharks (Carcharias taurus), also known as the Grey Nurse Shark, which is listed as ecologically ‘Vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of... Read More

Al Bustan Centre & Residence hosts first raffle draw for DSS 2015

11 Aug 2015

 Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, hosted the first raffle draw for Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) organized by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) in association with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment  last July 30, 2015.

Al Reem Fardan, a UAE National, was the first lucky shopper who won two brand new “His and Hers Infiniti Cars” with Model Q50 and Qx50. “I feel very happy and thankful that I won. It... Read More

Legendary runner Dame Kelly Holmes confirmed for Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run

Legendary runner Dame Kelly Holmes confirmed for Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run

11 Aug 2015

Legendary runner Dame Kelly Holmes confirmed for Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run

One of Great Britain’s favourite runners Dame Kelly Holmes is set to participate in the first Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run in Meydan, Dubai, on 6 November 2015. Dubbed as the ‘World’s Brightest 5K night run’ the event is expected to attract thousands of people for an unforgettable night of excitement.

Dame Kelly has been a regular visitor to the region in recent years as a Daman ActiveLife... Read More

ADMAF and Spain’s Queen Sofía College of Music sign letter of cooperation

11 Aug 2015

The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has signed a Letter of Cooperation with the Queen Sofía College of Music in Spain, confirming that both parties will seek opportunities to work together in the fields of performance and education, upholding the principles of cross cultural exchange and intercultural dialogue. The agreement was signed by H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), and Paloma O'Shea Artiñano, 1st Marquise of O'Shea... Read More

Emirates’ eight daily London flights set to become all-A380

11 Aug 2015

Emirates’ eight daily flights to London will all be served by the highly popular A380s from January 1st 2016, cementing the airline’s status as the largest international A380 operator into the British capital.

Combined with the airline’s double daily A380 services to Manchester, Emirates will offer 70 A380 flights per week into the UK, more than any other country on the Emirates network. The third A380 into London Gatwick will replace Emirates flights EK011/EK012 from 1st January 2016... Read More

UAE among top 10 countries for LEED Green Building: US Green Building Council Index

09 Aug 2015

The UAE led the Middle Eastern countries in green building applications, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) international rankings of the top 10 countries for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2015, the world's most widely used and recognised green building rating system.

'The United Arab Emirates (3.13 million of cumulative gross square metres, GSM) has had strong green building years. The UAE increased its total amount of LEED-certified space... Read More

London Array proves viability of large-scale renewable projects

09 Aug 2015

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the inauguration and completion of London Array – the world's largest offshore wind farm. The sophisticated, 630-megawatt wind power project – and Masdar's largest international investment to date – continues to deliver clean and reliable energy to more than half-a-million homes throughout the United Kingdom.

Since its launch, London Array has produced more than 5-terawatt hours of affordable, renewable electricity, while mitigating more than 2... Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi keeps the public guessing

09 Aug 2015

Immortal Figures must be the world's shortest art exhibition! The three sculptures and one painting, though, on display at Manarat Al Saadiyat, offer a glimpse into the much-awaited museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi, in the national capital.

The exhibition is part of Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories, which has revealed the permanent art collection at the Louvre Abu Dhabi to the public.

The "Stories", a sequence of two art exhibitions, started with Al Qalam, a display of ancient manuscripts and... Read More

Museum of the Future to boost nation’s innovation environment

09 Aug 2015

Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued the law number 19 for year 2015, setting up the museum of future, with the aim to boost the state's innovation environment to keep pace with requirements of new generation to build smart future cities.

Sheikh Mohammed also issued the Decree number 27 appointing H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman... Read More