Solar plane set for round the world flight from Abu Dhabi

21 Jan 2015

Solar Impulse 2 will return to Abu Dhabi after a five-month journey with stops in Oman, India, China, Hawaii and New York, travelling 35,000km.

Abu Dhabi - A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world next month, the project’s founders said, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 is set to... Read More

UAE beats renewables cost hurdle with world’s cheapest price for solar energy

21 Jan 2015

The UAE has another world record under its belt: the planet’s lowest prices for solar energy.

It may not sound as glamorous as the tallest building or the longest gold chain, but it has the potential to be a game changer in more ways than one.

High costs had previously been a major obstacle prohibiting growth for the solar sector. But prices have fallen 75 per cent over the... Read More

UAE on track for sustainable economic growth: Report

21 Jan 2015

The State of Green Economy Report aims to monitor and document the country’s progress in its green economy efforts in accordance with the UAE’s green development strategy.

Abu Dhabi — Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister for Environment and Water, has issued the nation’s first State of Green Economy Report which evaluates the country’s economic development on the... Read More

Dubai’s busy cruise season continues as five vessels dock at same time

21 Jan 2015

Mina Rashid welcomes over 25,000 cruise passengers over the weekend at its cruise terminals; Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 to arrive on 29th January


Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2014: For the first time in its history, Mina Rashid has welcomed five cruise ships at the same time, last week. Over 25,000 passengers and crew of the Costa Serena, AIDA diva, Amadea, MSC Orchestra and... Read More

IRENA and ADFD Bring Renewable Power to 280,000 in Many Rural Communities

19 Jan 2015

$57m will fund five renewable energy projects in developing countries from Argentina to Iran


Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 January, 2015 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today announced USD 57 million in concessional loans for five renewable... Read More

Dubai Economic Council promotes campaign

19 Jan 2015

The DEC campaign started with its board members who represent leaders from public and private sectors in Dubai.

Dubai:  Shaikha Mona Abdullah Al Moalla, Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Planning & Operations at Dubai Economic Council, (DEC) stated that the UAE stands ahead of many countries in terms of urgent humanitarian initiatives. She also stressed that these... Read More

Shaikh Mohammed praises art scene in Dubai

19 Jan 2015

Shaikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the role of the Shaikha Manal Young Artist Award in enriching the arts and cultural scene of the UAE.


Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the exhibition of shortlisted works for the 9th edition of the Shaikha Manal Young... Read More

Zayed National Museum to host series of talks

19 Jan 2015

First talk to take place on January 27 at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Abu Dhabi: A new series of talks programmed around the narrative of Zayed National Museum to chart the journey of the museum before its grand opening, will be launched by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA-AD).

The Multaqa Zayed National Museum talks are scheduled to run from January to May 2015... Read More

Dubai doubles capacity of mega Solar Park

17 Jan 2015

Capacity of Phase II of the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, due in 2017, raised to 200MW

Dubai: Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has announced that the production capacity of the second phase of the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum SolarPark will be increased from 100MW to 200MW.

The... Read More

Dubai’s gold trade now aims for business buyers

17 Jan 2015

Targeting markets across the Middle East and Africa will be a natural progression

Dubai: When it comes to selling jewellery to consumers, whether domestic or from overseas, Dubai’s built up a stellar standing that is unmatched. Now, it wants to do the same offering its finely crafted collections to business clients in overseas markets. And if it succeeds in breaking through into the B2B... Read More