UAE News

DMCC awarded ‘Global Free Zone of The Year’ for a record fifth consecutive year

DMCC awarded ‘Global Free Zone of The Year’ for a record fifth consecutive year

14 Oct 2019

DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has been awarded Global Free Zone of the Year 2019 by Financial Times’ fDi Magazine for a record fifth consecutive year. DMCC also received awards titled: Global Free Zone of The Year for SMEs; Middle East Free Zone of The Year; and Middle East Free Zone of The Year for SMEs.

Claiming seven awards in total, DMCC was also the recipient of The Thought Leadership Award in... Read More

UAE pavilion at Beijing Horticultural Expo 2019 wins ‘Best Outdoor Park Award’

UAE pavilion at Beijing Horticultural Expo 2019 wins ‘Best Outdoor Park Award’

13 Oct 2019

(WAM)Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director-General of the National Media Council, NMC, praised the pavilion’s achievement, which reflects the belief of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan that agriculture is a cornerstone of sustainable development.

Al Mansouri said that the UAE’s leadership is continuing to develop the country’s agricultural sector, in line with national strategies, as it is a tool for achieving economic development and diversification, adding that the award... Read More

Putin's landmark visit: Diplomatic success of decades-long relations between UAE and Russia

Putin's landmark visit: Diplomatic success of decades-long relations between UAE and Russia

13 Oct 2019

(WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates and the Russian Federation have forged a decades-long partnership predicated on mutual respect and definite objectives, leading to various successful outcomes. With President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming state visit to the UAE capital, WAM takes a look at how these two countries have built relations across multiple sectors over the years.

Diplomatic relations:

UAE-Russia ties stretch back 48 years, with the former Soviet Union, USSR, and the UAE... Read More

Vladimir Putin to begin visit to UAE next week

Vladimir Putin to begin visit to UAE next week

13 Oct 2019

(WAM) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia will commence his official state visit to the UAE on Tuesday, 15th October.

During the visit, the Russian President will hold talks with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The two sides are set to discuss means to further strengthen bilateral cooperation across multiple sectors, as well as regional and international developments of mutual interest.... Read More

Meet Dubai's Expo mascots

Meet Dubai's Expo mascots

10 Oct 2019

One magical ghaf tree, two intrepid Emirati siblings and three helpful robo-guardians have been revealed as the mascots for Expo 2020 Dubai, embarking on a thrilling adventure through time and space to discover the meaning behind the next World Expo.

Latifa is an inquisitive eight-year-old girl who dreams of becoming one of the world’s greatest inventors. The chatty youngster – who loves playing with her chemistry set and disassembling electronics – is keen to share her knowledge with... Read More

Dubai Police and Kleindienst join forces to unveil the world’s first floating Smart Police Station

Dubai Police and Kleindienst join forces to unveil the world’s first floating Smart Police Station

10 Oct 2019

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inaugurated the world's first floating Smart Police Station, at GITEX 2019.

Dubai Police has partnered with the group behind the innovative Floating Seahorse Villa, Kleindienst, to reveal the world’s first floating Smart Police Station. The announcement was made during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 6 – 10.

The... Read More

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri set for hero's return on Saturday

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri set for hero's return on Saturday

10 Oct 2019

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will return to the UAE from Russia this weekend after captivating the Arab world with his historic flight to the International Space Station.

The 35-year-old will touchdown from Moscow on Saturday and is expected to be greeted by his family and space officials.

Reserve astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi will return on the same flight, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre said early on Thursday morning. More details of his return are expected later.... Read More

Three new supercars join Dubai Ambulance

Three new supercars join Dubai Ambulance

09 Oct 2019

Three new supercars have been added to Dubai Ambulance’s fleet, bringing the total number of race cars to eight.

Khalifa Bin Drai, executive director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) said the supercars include a Nissan GT, a Corvette and a Range Rover.

The unveiling of the fast cars was made during the launch of a three-month campaign made in collaboration with DCAS, Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) titled 'Give way … Give Hope'.... Read More

124-year-old Indian passenger stuns Abu Dhabi officials

124-year-old Indian passenger stuns Abu Dhabi officials

09 Oct 2019

A passenger’s passport caused a stir with immigration officers at Abu Dhabi International Airport after it disclosed that the man’s age was 124.

The passport, which was photographed and shared on social media much to the disbelief of residents, claimed that Swami Sivananda was born in the city of Kolkata in the West Bengal state of India on August 8, 1896.

The images quickly became an internet sensation on social networking sites in the UAE, as social media users looked at the... Read More

Saudi Arabia says 24,000 tourists visited in 10 days

Saudi Arabia says 24,000 tourists visited in 10 days

09 Oct 2019

Around 24,000 foreigners visited Saudi Arabia since a new tourist visa system went into effect in the kingdom on September 27, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.

Visitors from China have topped the list with 7,391, followed by citizens of the UK and the US with 6,159 and 2,132 respectively, according to figures released by the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

The top list also features visitors from Canada, Malaysia, France, Germany, Russia, Australia and Kazakhstan.

Last month,... Read More

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