Top 337 departments report an achievement rate of 96% in transition to m-government
May 23, 2015
Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has examined a report on the results of the transition to m-Government, at a meeting with government officials.
Shaikh Mohammed said that an accomplishment rate of 96.3 per cent was reported by the government's top 337 departments providing... Read More
UAE aims to increase its investments in agriculture
May 23, 2015
Abu Dhabi: The high-profile UAE Delegation, led by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, concluded its visit to Georgia. The three-day tour is expected to usher a new era of economic and trade relation between the two countries. The UAE government and business delegation discussed cooperation and investment opportunities in a number of sectors including food, agriculture and tourism.... Read More
The UAE Space Agency will launch its official strategy and operation plan in Abu Dhabi on Monday
Abu Dhabi: Come Monday, the UAE will be one step closer to Mars.
The UAE Space Agency will launch its official strategy and operation plan in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammad announced last year that the UAE will be sending an unmanned... Read More
Rental scheme could ease mobility for commuters
May 23, 2015
Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is examining a Smart Rental initiative where cars will be on short-term rental offer to ease the mobility of public transport riders, especially the Dubai Metro, to their final destinations.
It’s believed the initiative will increase the ridership of public transport, reduce car ownership, and minimise carbon emissions.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and... Read More
21 May 2015
The fully integrated high-speed systems will have a throughput capacity of more than 4,800 items of baggage per hour.
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports announced the successful completion of the installation and renovation of Baggage Handling Systems at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The work was carried out by Abu Dhabi Airports’ subcontractor Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions.
The state-of-the-art baggage handling systems use highly innovative technology... Read More
Novo cinemas, Geant store, 250-room hotel, 550 new shops on the way
DUBAI Dragon Mart, Dubai’s own China Town on the Hatta-Oman road, is all set for a massive 6.5 million square foot expansion comprising 1,100 more shops, Novo Cinemas, three hotels and 1,120 apartments.
Aimed at transforming the place into a massive leisure, retail and entertainment hub renamed Dragon City, the extension will be spread over two phases, the first of which will open later this year.
The... Read More
Russian-speaking population of the UAE today has more than 400,000 people, said the Minister of Internal Affairs of the emirate of Ras al-Khaim, Sheikh Talib Bin Saqr Al Qasimi during his visit to St. Petersburg, and for the country's leadership it`s important to provide them with the opportunity to receive education in their native language with the traditions of Arabic culture. At the same time, the distinguished guest said that he trusts the elaboration of educational programs to the... Read More
Abu Dhabi-based oil firm to raise investments to Dh120b next year
May 19, 2015
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is on track to hit the emirate’s target of raising oil production to 3.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2017, with plans to expand refining capacity to 920,000 bpd.
The company is also backing its growth with increased investments next year of Dh120 billion — up from this year’s Dh91 billion, according to Saif Al Gafli, chief executive... Read More
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, grew revenues by over 5.2% in 2014, while maintaining a strong EBITDA performance. Across the Jumeirah portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences in Dubai, the company secured an occupancy rate of 80.1% and an average revenue per available room (RevPAR) of AED 1,708.
Over the first four months of 2015, occupancy levels reached 84.6%, the Average Daily Rate was AED 2,385 and the RevPAR came in at AED 2... Read More
Customers can experience a seamless call handover between 4G and WiFi as well as faster call set-up times and better voice quality
May 19, 2015
Dubai: Etisalat completed its first successful Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) solution to extend mobile service coverage in the UAE in partnership with Huawei. VoWiFi will enable etisalat’s customers to make and receive calls using their home WiFi or in public WiFi areas. Advanced technologies deployed to enable VoWiFi will ensure that... Read More