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How safe is the UAE?

How safe is the UAE? The UAE was ranked the safest country on earth, according to officials last March, who said 96.1 per cent of residents felt safe enough to walk outside at night. The announcement was made by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of Police and Public Security, in Dubai at the 12th International Symposium for Police Best Practice. He said, “the UAE’s policies and strategies were behind the achievement to make the country the safest in the world.” Singapore came second with 94 per cent of people saying they felt safe …

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What’s driving Abu Dhabi’s maritime logistics and trade growth?

Abu Dhabi has strengthened its position as a regional trade and logistics centre, with container traffic at the emirate’s Khalifa Port rising by 82.4% year-on-year in the first half of 2019 The port processed 1.1m twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) between January and the end of June, according to manager and operator Abu Dhabi Ports, a significant increase on the 621,000 TEUs handled during the same period in 2018. Abu Dhabi Ports manages and operates 10 ports and terminals in the UAE, including the Port of Fujairah, Zayed Port and Mussafah Port, and one port in the …

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UAE economy to grow by 2.3 percent in 2019: Central bank

The economy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is projected to grow by 2.3 percent in 2019, the country’s central bank said on Wednesday, trimming its forecast from September when it said the Arab world’s second-biggest economy would grow by 2.4 percent. The economy grew by 1.7 percent in 2018. The central bank said the improved growth outlook for 2019 compared to last year is due to rising public and private spending at the federal and emirate levels, higher investment ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020 event and continued regional economic recovery. The UAE central …

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Space Exploration: Across the final frontier

The UAE space sector is a regional benchmark for various unique reasons In the 1970s, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan articulated his vision of the UAE as a pioneer in space. Since then, UAE has been working steadily to grow its capabilities in space, and over the past few years since the UAE Space Agency’s founding, its space sector has grown to become the leader in the regional sector. This has shown the entire world the limitless ambition and talent of the UAE’s people when it comes to advancing our understanding of …

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The UAE celebrates the 48th anniversary of the union of the seven emirates

This occasion marks a sincere reflection of the federation’s journey over 48 outstanding years of monumental events and achievements, building on the foundation that was first laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brothers, the fellow founding fathers. Since then, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has followed in their footsteps, leading the nation on a journey of continuous progress and prosperity at all levels. This national occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the UAE’s achievements over the past years. Following the directives of His Highness …

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Dubai 2020: al via il Padiglione Italia, resterà eredità Expo

Posa della prima pietra. Buffagni: ‘Impegno perché diventi museo design’ I 4,38 chilometri quadrati su cui il 20 ottobre 2020 si accenderanno le luci scintillanti della prima Esposizione universale del Medio Oriente, oggi sono un cantiere zeppo di gru e macchinari in movimento, che animano un immenso cantiere in piena attività intorno alla struttura già ben visibile della Al Wasl (che in arabo significa ‘connessione’) Plaza, la gigantesca cupola che sarà il vero cuore dell’Expo 2020 di Dubai. E’ in questo scenario che l’Italia ha avviato ufficialmente, con la cerimonia della posa della prima pietra, i lavori …

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Dubai Airshow 2019 a roaring success

The world of aviation has once again showed its confidence in Dubai Airshow Dubai has every reason to feel on top of the world. The roaring success of the latest edition of the Dubai Airshow proves that the mega event is a perfect platform for new ventures, innovations and ideas. So much so that Major General Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Blooshi, Deputy Executive Director of the Military Organising Committee of the Dubai Airshow 2019, has revealed that the committee has already started receiving bookings from exhibitors wishing to participate in the 17th Dubai Air Show …

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Mubadala and Khalifa University of Science and Technology Formalize R&D Collaboration for the Future

Mubadala Investment Company and Khalifa University of Science and Technology have signed an agreement to expand their industry-leading aerospace R&D collaboration on the Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC). Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through the discovery and application of knowledge, have signed an agreement to expand their industry-leading aerospace R&D collaboration on the Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC). The collaboration aims to support the UAE’s ambitions for developing a global and competitive aerospace hub to address …

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Latifa bint Mohammed inaugurates fifth edition of Dubai Design Week

2019 edition of the Middle East’s largest creative festival opens Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, inaugurated on Tuesday the fifth edition of Dubai Design Week, consisting of over 200 events and over 150 participating organisations. Staged in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), the strategic support of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (DCAA), and the support of Audi and A.R.M. Holding, the fifth edition of Dubai Design Week is its most multidisciplinary and extensive programme to date. The week-long festival, held under the patronage …

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Maserati, lo showroom più grande del mondo inaugurato a Dubai

La Casa del Tridente riorganizza la sua presenza in uno dei mercati più interessati ai modelli premium con un’area espositiva di 3644 mq che offre di tutto e anche di più agli appassionati del brand italiano  Inaugurato a Dubai il nuovo showroom Maserati: si tratta della più grande area espositiva di 3644 mq del mondo per il marchio del Tridente. E’ quattro volte più grande del precedente showroom ed è progettato per fornire agli appassionati del marchio italiano che lo visiteranno un’atmosfera inedita. Il nuovo showroom si estende su cinque piani con due livelli sotterranei …

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UAE to Play Active Part in Mapping of Global Maritime’s Future

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully managed to maintain a leading position in the world’s thriving maritime segment. Over the years, the country has been able to leverage its key strengths and capabilities to earn its place as one of the best countries in the world. In line with this, the UAE has revealed completion of its preparations for re-nomination as a Category B member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council for the 2020-2021 term. Elections for membership will be held on November 29, 2019 in London.  The UAE, which operates 20 leading …

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Global energy heavyweights to discuss ‘Oil and Gas 4.0’ at Adipec

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will headline the event in Abu Dhabi Chief executives from BP, Total and Eni are among top-brass of the global energy landscape convening for the industry’s must-attend Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference in the capital, which begins on Monday. “Oil and Gas 4.0”, the theme for this year’s Adipec, will explore how upstream companies can navigate the new and challenging times facing the industry. A bearish oil market, slowing global economic growth and demand concerns, as well as a hostile narrative on hydrocarbons, have all overshadowed the industry for much of …

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A new era of culture: the day Louvre Abu Dhabi was inaugurated

It happened two years ago today It was on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 that Louvre Abu Dhabi’s inauguration ceremony took place, welcoming leaders from around the world. By then, it had been a decade since the project had been approved by the French Parliament and the Louvre Museum in Paris signed a $525 million (Dh1.92 billion) agreement, allowing the capital’s government to use its name for 30 years. “The [museum] will be a meeting point for lovers of art, culture and beauty all around the world,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of …

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HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed presented with Abu Dhabi’s five-year cultural strategy

His Highness also visited the site of Zayed National Museum to showcase UAE history and the life of the nation’s Founding Father His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has been briefed by representatives of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) on the Culture achievements to date and planned milestones of Abu Dhabi’s five-year Culture Sector Strategy. His Highness then visited the site of Zayed National Museum, currently under construction. Located in the Saadiyat Cultural District on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, the coming …

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Global Future Councils explore systems leadership

Systems leadership can change the world, speakers said at the fourth Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils, which started today in Dubai, bringing together nearly 700 leading experts from around the world to generate ideas and answers for solving the most critical challenges facing humanity today. The meeting is hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates in partnership with the World Economic Forum,WEF, which focuses on harnessing digital innovation and developed a national strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Systems leadership is a set of skills and capacities that any individual or …

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Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah International Book Fair

11-day event runs from October 30 to November 10 at the Sharjah Expo Centre Societies cannot flourish without freedom of expression, which must be allowed room to grow, local and international guests of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) heard on Wednesday. The call came from His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, during his address at the opening ceremony of SIBF at Expo Centre Sharjah. He commented on the emirate’s groundbreaking achievement of being named the “World Book Capital 2019” by explaining how there …

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The Skyway is the new transport project to beat traffic in Sharjah

Unicars, the hanging track transport system, is being developed in Sharjah Sharjah has found the solution to beat the traffic jams as it is in the process of introducing the hanging railway system called ‘The Skyway Project’. The trial run of Skyway project using the hanging pods named ‘Unicars’ is set to begin soon at the manufacturing facility in Sharjah. The hanging track or the elevated railway system will be the future of transport for passengers and even cargo in Sharjah. His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council …

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Dubai Expo 2020: Amazing Things To Do In the Biggest World Expo

From make-your-own robot workshops to poetry slams and Opera shows, experience the brilliance, that is Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai Expo 2020 kicks off in exactly about a year. Exactly 173 days to celebrate human brilliance and achievement, collaborate and innovate. A perfect opportunity to connect with millions of people from different parts of the world, 192 countries precisely and experience ideas and thoughts, learn and innovate straight for six months e.g. from Oct 20th to April 10th. With Dubai Expo 2020, Dubai will go a step further in inspiring the upcoming generation to unlock their …

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Wetex, Dubai Solar Show draw 38,700 visitors

Remarkable success of the 21st Wetex and 4th Dubai Solar Show The 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2019) held in conjunction with the 4th Dubai Solar Show under the umbrella of sixth Green Week concluded yesterday (October 23) in Dubai, hosting 2,350 exhibitors from 55 countries and attracted 38,718 visitors. Organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the two most recent exhibitions have been very successful with many exhibitors, visitors, and government entities taking part. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa, founder and chairman of Wetex and Chairman …

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Dubai unveils world’s largest 3D printed two-storey building

Warsan building offers a glimpse into the future of city construction Dubai is laying down foundations for the future of its construction industry – after unveiling the largest 3D printed building on the planet. After a year of testing to ensure the project in Warsan meets strict building standards, the emirate’s latest hi-tech development went on public display on Wednesday. Dubai Municipality said the building was now entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first two-storey printed building. Officials said 3D printing techniques would transform how the construction sector operates. “This project is …

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Abu Dhabi Wins Best Middle East Destination at Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Abu Dhabi won first place in the Best Destination – Middle East category for the second consecutive time at the Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. The award coincided with the emirate’s participation in the 12th edition of the ITB Asia travel trade show in Singapore, where the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT- Abu Dhabi), along with a number of the city’s stakeholders, showcased some of the emirate’s best tourism offerings. Held annually by the popular travel publication, The Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards are voted on by the …

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UAE begins one-year countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai

Excitement for Expo 2020 Dubai reached new heights yesterday (October 20) as the UAE prepared to celebrate One Year to Go across all seven emirates. Events around the country, including live performances in Dubai from global superstar Mariah Carey and acclaimed Emirati singer and Expo 2020 Ambassador Hussain Al Jassmi, will provide a taster of what visitors can expect when the World’s Greatest Show opens its doors on 20 October 2020. Expo 2020 will bring the world together, including more than 200 international participants and millions of people, in a spirit of celebration, collaboration and …

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UAE business sector looks forward to Expo 2020 Dubai

Mega global event set to step up investment opportunities and further boost UAE economy Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Emirates NBD: “With a year to go until Expo 2020 Dubai, as the event’s Official Banking Partner, Emirates NBD joins the country in anticipation and excitement as we prepare in earnest for this milestone event in our nation’s history. The bank has already made significant progress; we have scaled our teams as we plan ahead to showcase our innovations in smart technology and digital banking through our site-wide presence as “Bank of the …

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BREAKING RECORD AFTER RECORD

Tourism on the rise After a record-breaking year in 2017—the Emirate attracted 4.88 million visitors—Abu Dhabi expects to attract even more in 2018, with estimates of nearly 6 million hotel guests, the Director General of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism, Saif Saeed Ghobash, confirmed. Looking at the Emirate overall, visitors to Abu Dhabi city increased at a higher pace (10.3%) than the Al Ain region, accounting for 88% (4.29 million) of tourists to the Emirate. Visitors to the city were able to benefit from the wide offer of 131 hotels. Meanwhile, the Al …

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