UAE News

Arabian oryx an index to health of environment

13 May 2015

Reintroduction of extinct oryx by breeding programme a miracle, official says

Abu Dhabi: “The Arabian oryx is not only a symbol of cultural heritage but it also helps the quality of our natural environment that immediately affects the lives of human beings,” a senior official told a leading daily.

Being a large herbivorous animal, the Arabian oryx indicates the health of the environment and the animal’s extinction in the past was an alarm bell on the state of the ecosystem, Dr... Read More

Jetman and sidekick tear up Dubai skies at breakneck speed

13 May 2015

(AFP) / 13 May 2015

“Yves’ and Vince’s flights over Dubai will help them further develop the Jetman wing and implement technological changes to advance their dream for human flight,” a statement from the organisers said.

 Dubai: Two daredevil stuntmen have treated Dubai residents to a world-first aerial display, tearing through the skies above the Emirate at breakneck speed powered by jetpacks, organisers said Tuesday.

Swiss aviator Yves Rossy, who goes by the name... Read More

Carolina Herrera In Dubai

13 May 2015

Carolina Herrera and Carolina Herrera de Baez mark the launch of their fragrance, Herrera Confidential by a trip to Dubai

Designer Carolina Herrera and her daughter, Carolina Herrera de Baez will travel to Dubai for the launch of the most premium fragrance collection, Herrera Confidential.

Together, they will celebrate the collection at several events during their stay, including the official unveiling party at

One and Only Royal Mirage.

Dubai, selected... Read More

Media Zone Authority Delegation attends Cannes to promote Abu Dhabi as filming hub

13 May 2015

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 May 2015: A delegation from the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi will attend the Cannes Film Festival to promote the UAE capital as a filming and production hub. The world-renowned Festival, which screens new films of all genres from around the world, takes place from 13 – 24 May 2015 in the south of France.

The delegates from the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi are representing the capital’s film industry as well as twofour54, Abu Dhabi Film Commission and SANAD.... Read More

Russian Fair in Dubai

13 May 2015

Starting from coming Saturday May 16, 2015 Wafi City will host an exciting event – Russian Fair “The Yarmarka a la Russ”.

This cultural and entertainment event will showcase an exciting selection of offerings. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy free tasting of Russian cuisine, purchase famous novels of Russian literature and world-known Russian “Matreshka” dolls.

“The Yarmarka a la Russ” will be attended by “surprise visitors” Lenin and Stalin. And those looking for a... Read More

Announcements at ATM 2015 unveil continual enhancements to Dubai’s destination offering

12 May 2015

Announcements at ATM 2015 unveil continual enhancements to Dubai’s destination offering

A series of key announcements at this year’s Arabian Travel Market demonstrate strong continued growth in tourism within Dubai says Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

Issam Kazim CEO of Dubai Tourism said: “The scale, diversity and quality of what is to come clearly indicates the confidence that the industry has in Dubai – from both homegrown and international... Read More

325 Scientists from 34 countries Apply for UAE’s Rain Enhancement Program

12 May 2015

Dr Abdullah Al Mandoos: High level of interest reflects UAE’s global ambitions for rain enhancement science

Following the close of its initial deadline for research pre-proposals on April 16, the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has announced that it has received an overwhelming response from interested scientists around the world.

In order to help arid and semi-arid countries increase their rainfall yields, the UAE is taking a global lead in promoting water... Read More

Mohammad honoured with Cultural Personality of the Year award

12 May 2015

Vice-President speaks about the UAE’s growth after accepting Cultural Personality of the Year award

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the Cultural Personality of the Year award at a ceremony to present the Shaikh Zayed Book Awards in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The Cultural Personality of the Year category is considered to be the most eminent of the Shaikh Zayed Book Awards... Read More

Dubai Festival City undergoing a Dh1.2b transformation

12 May 2015

First phase will see unveiling of new-look Festival Square with 25 new outlets

Dubai: The Dubai Festival City Mall is undergoing a Dh1.2 billion transformation that will make further use of its prime Dubai Creek side location and raise the mall’s retail and entertainment offerings. The multiphase expansion, expected to be complete by the second quarter of next year, will raise the gross leasable area to 2.4 million square feet (from 2.1 million square feet), add another ‘full-line... Read More

DIFC signs MoU with National Bank of Kazakhstan to collaborate on areas of knowledge-sharing and experience in developing a financial centre

12 May 2015

Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Kairat Kelimbetov leads high ranking delegation to DIFC

NBK discusses cooperation on development of the Astana Financial Centre


DUBAI, UAE May 10, 2015: National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) is set to collaborate with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to explore mutually beneficial investment initiatives as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two parties.

Under the MoU, DIFC and NBK... Read More