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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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ADVANCING VIA COLLABORATION

TBY talks to Mohamed Al Musharrkh, CEO of Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), on FDI in the UAE, the role of free zones, and the Sharjah Investors Center. fdi rankings The UAE is ranked 12th globally in terms of FDI between 2017 and 2019. What contributed to its high position in global FDI rankings? The UAE maintains continuous efforts to ease the process of setting up and doing business. As a nation, we have relentlessly sought to improve procedures to access credit locally, reduce bureaucratic interruptions, and launch processes that improve transparency. Such meticulous …

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BIG CANVAS

Dubai as art hub By hosting more cultural events and opening new gallery spaces, Dubai is aiming to become an art hub for the Gulf region. Dubai has long captured the world’s imagination with its awe-inspiring skyscrapers and ultra-modern urban design, but now city planners are looking to go a step further in encouraging an arts scene to blossom. By hosting an increasing number of cultural events and opening new gallery spaces, Dubai officials are working hard to elevate the world-class business hub into a cultural capital for the gulf region. In recent years, the …

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ABU DHABI’S INITIATIVES TO FAST-TRACK NON-OIL GROWTH

With the launch of a series of initiatives to support growth in the non-oil sector, Abu Dhabi is reinforcing its efforts to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons. In late June the Abu Dhabi government announced it had created a Dh4bn ($1.1bn) fund to boost research and development (R&D) in the emirate. The fund will provide rebates to companies that invest in R&D and launch new business ventures, with the aim of incentivising greater levels of innovation. This will be accompanied by measures designed to support business growth, such as the implementation of energy discounts for industrial …

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WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS IN ABU DHABI TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF VISITORS

Energy output, supply and diversification from oil and gas to renewables and nuclear, transport and finance will be the main focus of discussion at the world biggest energy meeting to be held in the UAE capital next month. More than 500 CEOs from across the world will among the 4,000 delegates to participate in the 24th World Energy Congress scheduled to take place from September 9-12 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The World Energy Congress, which will be hosted in the Middle East for the first time, is the world’s largest and most …

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UAE DEFINES INDUSTRY SECTORS ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO 100%

Companies and residents on Tuesday welcomed the UAE Cabinet’s announcement of business activities eligible for up to 100 per cent foreign ownership under a law ratified last November, as the country seeks to increase investment from overseas and create jobs for nationals. The list of 122 economic activities across 13 sectors includes renewable energy, space, agriculture, manufacturing, transport, logistics, hospitality, food services, information and communications, and a host of others, according to the UAE state news agency Wam. “Our goal is to open and expand economic sectors, attract new investors and cement the global competitiveness of our national …

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ABU DHABI’S GDP TO GROW AT 3% THIS YEAR ON POLICY BOOST

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi’s overall GDP (gross domestic product) in 2019 is expected to grow by 3 per cent at constant prices with non-oil growth projected at 3.9 per cent, a top official of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development told Gulf News. “Abu Dhabi’s economy showed further improvement by the end of 2018, growth has strengthened somewhat as a result of policies taken by the government to boost economic growth. Our forecasting show that this improvement will continue in 2019,” said Rashed Abdul Karim Al Beloushi, undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic …

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ICONIC BUILDINGS IN DUBAI: MORE THAN JUST LANDMARKS

Dubai’s remarkable built environment, infrastructure and iconic buildings have shaped the city’s skyline and made it attractive for global visitors, professionals and the city’s residents alike. The city’s forward-thinking and ambitious plans have encouraged architects to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in making this place a world-class city to live and work. Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture at Perkins+Will Dubai Studio, believes the city’s ambition and economic success have been the driving force behind its unique developments. “Dubai offers architects a great deal of freedom to realise new forms of …

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DUBAI & RIAD NUOVE CAPITALI DEL BUSINESS

EFG Consulting ha supportato AMBIENTHESIS SpA  del Gruppo Green Holding, prima azienda privata italiana per dimensioni e fatturato nel settore dell’Industrial waste management e delle bonifiche ambientali, quotata all’MTA della Borsa di Milano a selezionare e accordarsi con un partner industriale negli Emirati; la Bee’ah, di proprietà della municipalità di Sharjah e della famiglia reale dell’Emirato, che rappresenta la principale azienda del settore negli EAU ed una delle prime in tutto il Middle East. A giugno 2018 è stato firmato un primo memorandum of understanding alla presenza dell’Ambasciatore italiano Liborio Stellino. In settembre 2018 é stata costituita …

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PROJECTS TO CONTINUE BUILDING DUBAI AS THE WORLD’S BEST CITY

We approved a package of developmental projects to continue building Dubai as the world’s best city. The SkyWay project, a 15-Kilometer urban transit system, will transport passengers along Dubai’s skyscrapers trough 21 stations. We launched “Sunset Promenade” project, a new family destination that includes small innovative islands, walkways, green hills, water canals and entertainment facilities. The project will raise the quality of life and achieve happiness to residents in the city. We also launched the Sky Garden project that comprises a new footbridge with green spaces, jogging tracks and bicycle lanes. We partnered with Careem …

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