UAE News

Dubai Parks and Resorts, Merlin to build Legoland Water Park

26 Apr 2015

Scheduled to open next year, Legoland Water Park will be a new addition to the wider Legoland Dubai theme park, which is already in development.

Dubai — Dubai Parks and Resorts, in conjunction with UK-based Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator and an FTSE 100 company, has unveiled the latest addition to its line-up, Legoland Water Park

Scheduled to open next year, Legoland Water Park will be a new addition to the wider Legoland Dubai... Read More

Abu Dhabi to invest over $25 billion in offshore oilfields

26 Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi — Abu Dhabi plans to invest over $25 billion in the next five years on boosting its oil production capacity from offshore fields, a senior official of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or Adnoc, said on Tuesday.

The plan is part of the UAE’s strategy of increasing its crude oil output potential to 3.5 million barrels per day by 2017-18. The UAE’s actual current production is around 2.8 million bpd.

“We want to build capacity from production and from number of wells... Read More

Dubai Airports wins Most Supportive Approach to Travel-Retail category at DFNI Global Awards

26 Apr 2015

Dubai Airports was named as the Airport Authority with the Most Supportive Approach to Travel-Retail at this year’s DFNI Global Awards for Travel-Retail Excellence held in London on Friday evening.

 The award was decided based on the votes received from travel executives from across the globe. Dubai Airports faced stiff competition from highly respected airports operators Changi Airport Authority and Hong Kong International airport.

 "The award reflects Dubai Airports’ efforts... Read More

Saif bin Zayed Meets with President of Uzbekistan

23 Apr 2015

21st April, 2015 (WAM) - During a friendly visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, met with Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the president’s palace in Tashkent, on Monday.

During the meeting, both parties discussed bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries; and in a bid to enhance opportunities for joint cooperation, they additionally discussed ways to... Read More

Russian IT company ABBYY to open regional head office in Dubai

23 Apr 2015

Local subsidiary to focus on business and partner development in Middle East

Russia-based ABBYY Group, a provider of optical character recognition, document recognition and data capture software solutions, has revealed that it's readying to open a regional head office to be based in Dubai, Channel Middle East has learnt.

The head office, expected to be operational later this month will address the vendor's business in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

According to ABBYY... Read More

It’s raining medals for UAE at World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship

23 Apr 2015

The UAE returned with a rich medal haul of 30 gold, 35 silver and 42 bronze medals for a total of 107 medals on Tuesday.

Russian Imam Atakishiev of Abu Dhabi Top Team beat Kazak Aldiyar Serik of Kazakhstan National Team in the Male White Infant 38.5kg. Osaf Abdulov, also of Abu Dhabi Top Team, and Slovak Michael Carnogursky of Team Nogueira Dubai, won the bronze

Abu Dhabi — After the girls lit up the first day of the World Children’s Cup in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu... Read More

Expo 2020 a big opportunity for the private sector

23 Apr 2015

Shaikh Mohammed invites businessmen to invest in mega event to be held in Dubai

Dubai — World Expo 2020 is a big opportunity for the private sector and the UAE aims to make the event a pride for the country and the region.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said this during his visit to the planned site of the mega expo in Jebel Ali on Tuesday, where the Dubai government invited nearly 300 chief... Read More

H.H Sheikh Ahmed inaugurates RAME-2015

21 Apr 2015

UAE’s logistics industry benefiting the whole region

Middle East ‘shines’ as global freight logistics hub

500 delegates attending the two-day event

Industry veterans debates future growth roadmap

World’s biggest cargo facility when DWC is fully complete

Dubai, April 19, 2015: The Region Africa and Middle East (RAME-2015) conference of the Switzerland-headquartered International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) got underway at the... Read More

Abu Dhabi heavily showcased in second “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser

21 Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi was the first filming location for the seventh episode of the global movie franchise

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2015: One of 2015’s most anticipated films “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which was filmed in Abu Dhabi, released its second teaser last Thursday.

The long teaser, which opens with a scene of a desert landscape in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region and heavily features scenes filmed in the Emirate, received over 34 million views on YouTube since its launch.

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UAE Establishes Space Centre To Assist Mars Probe

21 Apr 2015

The new Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will conduct outer space research and help build the UAE’s capabilities in outer space exploration

The UAE’s VP, PM and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a decree to establish a space centre to assist the country’s mission to Mars, state news agency WAM reported.

The new Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will conduct outer space research and support the UAE’s drive to advance in the sector, a statement said... Read More