Dubai Welcomes Royal Caribbean International’s Smart Ship Quantum of the Seas ® to the Arabian Gulf

31 May 2015

Groundbreaking ship Quantum of the Seas® docks in Dubai en route to Shanghai, China, as part of a 53-day Global Odyssey.

Dubai, UAE, 31st May 2015: Quantum of the Seas, the first ship in Royal Caribbean International's most advanced ship class, has docked in Dubai as part of an epic 53-day global voyage, from New York, USA to Shanghai in China.

Royal Caribbean International in collaboration with Dubai Tourism, commemorated the inaugural call of the ship at the Dubai Cruise... Read More

Effective parliamentary control - important factor for the development

31 May 2015

Tashkent hosted an international conference "Topical issues of improvement of organizational and legal mechanisms of parliamentary control: experience of Uzbekistan and foreign countries".

The event was organized by the chambers of the Oliy Majlis, the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan... Read More

Phase 1 of Meydan Sobha’s District One project on track for 2016 completion

31 May 2015

The developer said it has recorded strong investor interest in the project and has sold out all villas in the first phase.

The first phase of the District One project within the Mohammed bin Rashid City development in Dubai is on track to be completed by mid-2016, its developer has confirmed.

District One project, which is being developed through a joint venture between government-owned Meydan and private developer Sobha, is a Dhs25 billion mixed-use development consisting of... Read More

All set for World Arabian Horse Racing Conference

31 May 2015

28 May 2015

After the inaugural three-day conference in Abu Dhabi in 2010, the WAHRC has been held in The Hague in The Netherlands in 2011, Berlin in Germany in 2012, Toulouse in France in 2013, London in the United Kingdom in 2014 and the Sixth edition will kick off in Warsaw, Poland from Thursday, May 28, 2015.

 Dubai: One of the most important events in a packed calendar of the HH Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is the annual... Read More

DGCX boosts ties with Chinese derivatives market

31 May 2015

29 May 2015

CFA acts as the bridge between the government and the futures market, exercising self-regulation and safeguarding the legitimate interests of its members. 

Dubai: The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) boosted its relationship with the Chinese derivatives market with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Futures Association, an industry regulator.

The latest agreement in a growing number of agreements between the UAE and... Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed, Russian counterpart discuss bilateral relations, regional developments

31 May 2015

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MOSCOW: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE, and Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia, met last night in Moscow to discuss various avenues of cooperation between their two countries and ways of promoting and expanding this cooperation, in the light of their close ties of friendship and shared interests that their leaders seek to consolidate and promote.

The two sides exchanged views and ideas on the overall regional... Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed meets Russian Trade and Industry Minister

31 May 2015

posted on 30/05/2015

MOSCOW: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, yesterday met with Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

During the meeting, they discussed the distinguished bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them in various fields as well as issues of joint interest.

Sheikh Abdullah praised the ties between the two friendly peoples, especially in the trade, industrial, investment... Read More

Abu Dhabi International Airport to have 271 additional weekly flights

31 May 2015

1,504 flights will depart from Abu Dhabi each week

MAY 30, 2015


Abu Dhabi: As the holiday season is fast approaching, Abu Dhabi International Airport is getting ready for its busiest ever summer. 1,504 flights will depart from Abu Dhabi each week, 22 per cent more than in the previous year, when 1,233 flights took off.

New destinations available to passengers this summer include Johannesburg in South Africa, Madrid in Spain, Venice in Italy, Pune in India,... Read More

Ramadan likely to begin on June 18: Sharjah Planetarium

31 May 2015

Eid al-Fitr predicted to fall on Friday, July 17

MAY 29, 2015

Sharjah: The start of the holy month of Ramadan for the Hijri year 1436 is likely to fall on Thursday, 18th June, 2015, according to astronomical calculations of the Sharjah Planetarium (SP).

The official agency WAM reported that Ibrahim Al Jarwan, General-Supervisor at the SP, predicted that Eid al-Fitr would be on Friday, July 17 (the first of Shawwal).

Long fasting hours

''The daylight hours... Read More

Lubna ranked 42nd among 100 most powerful women by Forbes

28 May 2015

ABU DHABI: Minister of International Cooperation and Development of UAE, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has been ranked 42nd among the 100 most powerful women in the world, according to the Forbes, an American business magazine owned by Forbes. The magazine announced that Sheikha Lubna stood first among the most powerful women in the Arab countries for the year 2015.

She ranked 55 in 2014 and 67 in the year 2013.

The magazine writes that as Minister of International Cooperation and... Read More