UAE News

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

Sharjah International passengers numbers up 11.76% in 2014

17 Jan 2015

Sharjah International had 9.5m passengers use the airport last year

Dubai: Sharjah International Airport reported on Wednesday an 11.76 per cent increase in passenger traffic for 2014 compared to a year earlier.

The airport, located in the UAE’s third largest emirate, recorded 9.5 million passengers compared to 8.5 million in 2013.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of the... Read More

UAE Tops Global Sports Sponsorship Investment in 2014

13 Jan 2015

In 2014, UAE companies, led by Emirates and Etihad, invested $163 million in shirt sponsorship, finds new report.

A new report has highlighted the growing reach and depth of Asian and Middle-Eastern investment in top-level sports around the world with no sign of any slowdown.

Entitled “Emerging Giants”, the report released by sports marketing research company Repucom on Monday, examines the trend of investment in sports sponsorship from the Middle East into European soccer and... Read More