UAE News

Dubai establishes network of tourism industry stakeholder forums

15 Feb 2015

Increased communications and knowledge sharing will enhance existing partnerships and build new relationships geared towards driving tourism growth

Dubai, UAE, 12 February, 2015: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has concluded the first in a series of stakeholder engagement committees designed to increase communications and knowledge sharing between key sectors of the emirate’s tourism economy. The committees are the centre of a wider global network,... Read More

UAE announces $1 million award for best robot invention

12 Feb 2015

In a major announcement, the UAE government has revealed plans to reward innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics. Announcing a prize of $1 million for the best innovators, the government is inviting individuals, companies and students to participate in the award.

“Innovation is the future. Either you innovate or disappear eventually. Wherever we are today, it is because of innovation. It is part of a larger nation-wide strategy. This is the future and we are moving quite... Read More

Dubai To Rank Among World’s Top Happiest Cities In 10 Years

12 Feb 2015

Dubai’s smart city agenda will help it become of the happiest cities in the world within the next 10 years, a senior official said during the Government Summit on Tuesday.

Ahmed Bin Byat, CEO of conglomerate Dubai Holding, said that he is confident the city’s drive to provide smart services will help make it happier place.

“Creating happiness is the final result of the smart city agenda. Once we are able to manage and meet people’s experiences, we will be able to rise on the... Read More

Dubai To Become Centre Of The World By 2100

12 Feb 2015

A population boom in Asia and Africa will make Dubai an important global hub by 2100, an expert predicted.

Dubai is set to become the centre of the world by 2100, a position that is currently held by London, according to an expert at the Government Summit in Dubai.

Population booms in Asia and Africa will be the main driver of this shift in Dubai’s importance, said Hans Rosling, co-founder of Gapminder said during a session at the summit.

“By year 2100, America would... Read More

Dubai Mall Sees 80m Visitors in 2014

12 Feb 2015

Around 60 per cent of mall visitors last year were UAE residents and other GCC tourists while the remaining 40 per cent were tourists from across the world.

The Dubai Mall saw almost 80 million visitors last year, up almost seven per cent from 75 million visitors in 2013.

Visitor numbers also exceeded the footfall figures achieved by the world’s most popular tourist destinations and busiest airports in 2014, the mall operator Emaar said in a statement.

Around 60 per cent... Read More

“Perceptions of Dubai” by DXB3

12 Feb 2015

The exhibition “Perceptions of Dubai” by DXB3 is taking place from January 28 to February 28, 2015 at Sofitel JBR, in partnership with Alliance Française Dubai.

DXB3 is an original initiative founded by Isabelle Viallaneix, artist photographer and Valerie Ward, journalist, to witness the creative essence of a vibrant place and pay tribute to the 200 communities living together. “Perceptions of Dubai” presents the photographer and writer’s encounter with the city by capturing moments,... Read More

Government Summit kicked off on 8 Feb 2015

11 Feb 2015

60 high-profile speakers to address the annual summit, 2,000 officials to participate

Dubai: Top governments officials from across the country will gather at Madinat Jumeirah for the third Government Summit, starting from Monday.

More than 60 high-profile speakers, including world leaders, decision-makers, ministers, CEOs, leaders in government innovation, government officials and experts will share ideas, latest studies and techniques on the future of government services... Read More

Astrakhan team visits Saif Zone to boost investment

11 Feb 2015

The delegation led by Sergey N. Krzhanovskiy, deputy chairman of the government and Minister of Industry, Transport and Natural Resources of Astrakhan region, met Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

Sharjah — A high-level delegation from Astrakhan region of Russia visited Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (Saif Zone) with a mission to promote trade and investment mission.

The delegation led by Sergey N. Krzhanovskiy, deputy chairman... Read More

Dubai to boost ties with 3,000 UAE-based Russian businesses

11 Feb 2015

The Dubai-Russia trade in the first nine months of 2014 amounted to Dh7 billion, while in 2013, it scored Dh11 billion.

Dubai — As part of Irtibat, an initiative launched by Dubai Customs to nurture closer ties with foreign business communities based in the emirate, Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Russian Federation and Russian Business Council in Dubai.

The delegation also comprised representatives from Russian businesses based in Dubai.

Ahmed Mahboob... Read More


UAE, Russia space cooperation reaching new heights

11 Feb 2015

ABU DHABI // Russia and the UAE are taking space technology cooperation to new heights, according to the Russian ambassador.

The country is now one of the UAE’s major partners in this field, primarily regarding the delivery of Emirati satellites to space.

“The establishment of the UAE Space Agency and the announcement of some ambitious projects like the Mars probe in 2021 for sure will contribute to bringing the cooperation in this field to a new height,” Alexander Efimov, the... Read More