Emirates Mars Mission to help develop space sector

24 Nov 2015

UAE to launch probe to Mars by 2020

24 November 2015

The Emirates Mars Mission aims to help develop science and space education in the UAE, and not just to launch a probe to Mars, a senior official working on the mission, said on Monday.

“The outcomes [of the mission] are linked to science, education, technology development and involving the youth ,” said Sarah Amiri, Emirates Mars Mission Deputy Project Manager, Science Lead at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (... Read More

Zenith inaugurates its restored boutique at The Dubai Mall amidst 150th Anniversary celebrations

23 Nov 2015

23 Nov. 2015

2015 is a significant year for the Swiss Manufacture Zenith with a strong legacy of 150 years. In a bid to commemorate this momentous occasion, Zenith celebrated by reopening the doors to its boutique at The Dubai Mall on the 17th of November. The Swiss watchmaking company teamed up with its retail partners in the city, Rivoli Group, to host an elegant ribbon-cutting ceremony in the presence of select media and VIP guests. The ceremony also had in attendance Zenith’s... Read More

HH Sheikh Mohammed attends inauguration of UAE Innovation Week 2015

23 Nov 2015

DNA profiling and mapping for UAE residents to prevent diseases were among the several projects presented to His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the inauguration of the UAE Innovation Week 2015 on Sunday.

23 November 2015

Shaikh Mohammed said that innovation in government is not an intellectual luxury, administrative improvement or propaganda but rather the essence of the government's role,... Read More

Emirates signs biggest deal in ATP history

23 Nov 2015

Emirates and the ATP have elevated their partnership announcing Emirates as the Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour from 2016. The five-year agreement represents the biggest sponsorship deal in the history of the ATP.

22 November 2015:

As Official Airline and Premier Partner of the ATP World Tour, Emirates will benefit from global marketing rights delivering a powerful and consistent presence via the Tour’s iconic net branding across 60 tournaments in 29 countries in six... Read More

Dubai taxi fares increased by 5%

23 Nov 2015

This is the second increase in taxi tariffs in Dubai in the last 12 months

23 November 2015

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has confirmed that taxis in the emirate have increased their fares by 5 per cent, calling the hike "marginal."

An official statement said: "As part of its endeavors towards continuous improvement of its services, the RTA has increased the taxi fares by 5 per cent which is a marginal increase. For example, if the fare is Dhs 30 it will now be... Read More

Damac Properties inks deal with Qfang to expand operations in China

22 Nov 2015

The deal will see better marketing of Damac’s projects to Chinese investors

22 Nov 2015

Dubai-based developer Damac Properties has inked a deal with China-based real estate and financial services firm Qfang to expand its operations in Southern China, the company said.

Under the deal, Damac’s real estate projects will be marketed in Chinese cities.

Qfang has 1,200 outlets in 30 Chinese cities and employs over 30,000 staff. It also services the United States, Japan... Read More

Dh300b projects in UAE to spur knowledge economy

22 Nov 2015

Innovation policy includes 100 initiatives with investments of Dh300b

22 November, 2015


Abu Dhabi: In a major step towards turning the UAE into a knowledge-based economy, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced the adoption of the Science, Technology and Innovation’s Higher Policy, which includes 100 national initiatives in the educational sector, health, energy, transportation, space and water.

The plan foresees an investment... Read More

UAE and Slovakia to boost ties

22 Nov 2015

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22 November, 2015  

Al Mansouri said that after two days of discussions on key areas of mutual interest, the two sides had agreed on a clear plan of action and timeframe for the implementation of approved projects.

The UAE-Slovakia Joint Economic Committee concluded its first meeting under the co-chairmanship of UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, and Slovak Minister of Economy Vazil Hudak.

The meeting also saw the participation of a... Read More

Mohammad discusses bilteral ties with Putin

19 Nov 2015

Affirms UAE’s keenness to develop its relations with Russia in a way that will serve the interests of both countries

18 November, 2015

Abu Dhabi Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, during a telephone call.

Shaikh Mohammad affirmed the UAE’s keenness to develop its relations with Russia in a... Read More

UAE makes history with female Speaker

19 Nov 2015

Mohammad Bin Rashid praises role of the Emirati women as Amal Al Qubaisi is elected FNC Chairperson

18 November, 2015

Abu Dhabi: UAE made history in the Arab world by electing the first woman Speaker to its parliament as the 16th legislative chapter of the Federal National Council (FNC) opened here on Wednesday.

“Emirati women have been great leaders and great achievers, establishing significant regional and global presence for themselves and the UAE,” tweeted His... Read More