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VP attends graduation event
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed, with the attendance of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the graduation ceremony of the new batch of graduates of the “Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development Programme.” Speaking on the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said,
Leaders wish Georgian President on election win
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Salome Zurabishvili of Georgia on her presidential election win. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy
Sultan opens Al Bait Hotel
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday inaugurated “Al Bait Hotel” in the Heart of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan toured the hotel, which consists of 53 luxurious rooms and suites that offer guests a unique experience amid modern furniture of a traditional character. During the inauguration, Sheikh Sultan also inspected the service and entertainment facilities
UAE to introduce first law on climate change
DUBAI: Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister for Climate Change and Environment, has called for an acceleration in global efforts to ensure that the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate change are implemented without further delay. The UAE has adopted a series of ambitious visions and strategies, including the UAE Vision 2021, to promote sustainability. The UAE Energy Strategy 2050 seeks to bring the
Cultural events in Al Ain
AL AIN: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised a series of cultural events in Al Ain Region for December which combine multiple events including cinematic screenings and field trips to various historical and cultural sites. The programme will include the returning Al Qattara Cinema Programme, the Travel Through Our Traditions programme, the My Old House initiative and the Weekends at the
ERC helps Aden University Law School
ADEN: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, supplied Aden University Law School with educational supplies and equipment. The provisions of the supplies will enable the university to ensure the success of local education and provide an ideal environment for its students, as part of the UAE’s keenness to support the education system in Yemen. The ERC’s support was received by Dr Mohamed
NCM predicts rainy Friday
ABU DHABI: Weather on Friday is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy at times especially eastwards and northwards, with a probability of some convective raincloud formation, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). It will be humid by night with a chance of fog/mist formation over some inland areas. The winds will be light to moderate easterly to northeasterly winds eastwards and northwesterly westwards, freshening
Jobless man directs robbers to flatmate
DUBAI: A salesman’s unemployed flatmate who summoned robbers to mug him and snatch his employer’s Dhs220, 000 has been incarcerated with them by the Dubai Criminal Court. The Asian flatmate, 33, an Asian worker, 32, (who masterminded the theft) and an Arab company agent, 28, (who transported them in a company car) with the help of fugitives targeted the Indian, 32, on May.3. Posing as detectives, they kidnapped him from near his
AUS holds graduation ceremony for Sewa programme
SHARJAH: Candidates of the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) Excellence Programme have received their executive diplomas during a special ceremony held at the American University of Sharjah on Thursday. The Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Engineering in the
Meet spotlights diseases threatening men
DUBAI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 2nd edition of Men’s Health Congress – MHC, officially opened at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City on Thursday. The 3-day premier Men’s Health event aims to shed light and heighten awareness on lesser known preventable health
Drive promotes healthy habits among students
DUBAI: The UAE Ministry of Education has partnered with Arla Foods to promote healthier food habits among schoolchildren. The new campaign will be rolled out across 150 public and private schools in the UAE following the success of the pilot programme at Dubai British School earlier this year and is aligned with Arla’s commitment towards the UAE health agenda. The campaign aims to enhance the health and nutrition habits of student
Visitor gulls engineer in ‘$1m deal’
DUBAI: A man implicated in swindling an engineer’s Dhs73,000 after alleging it would be used in cleaning tainted $1 million has been slapped with a Dhs200,000 fine. The African visitor, 45, with the help of a fugitive accomplice asked the Indian engineer, 34, to arrange some $20,000 to be used as a catalyst in the transformation of black papers into authentic dollar bills. They on Mar.22 claimed they had tainted dollars to the
‘World of Food Abu Dhabi’ kicks off
ABU DHABI: World of Food Abu Dhabi, part of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival, kicks off at Umm Al Emarat Park from Dec 13 to 17 from 18.00 to midnight on weekdays and from 14.00 to midnight on weekends. The popular foodie event will run for five days with a host of family entertainment and food from around the world. It offers 15 main dining stations, where several master chefs will showcase their culinary skills, during live cooking
Abu Dhabi Airports kicks off safety week
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Airports has kicked off this week its annual Safety Week with a series of activities designed to increase awareness of aviation safety standards and best practices among its employees and airport stakeholders. The programme of activities included a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) pick up walk. During the walk, Abu Dhabi Airports’ executives, employees and stakeholders walked across the airside of Abu Dhabi
RTA holds innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’
DUBAI: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted an array of innovative ideas focused on rejuvenating the ‘Internet of Trains’ initiative, which aims at enhancing the services provided to Metro and Tram riders comprising residents, tourists and visitors of Dubai. RTA’s Rail Agency, in collaboration with Alcatel Global Communications Company, organized a workshop at RTA’s Government Innovation Lab, Al Sufouh to
Archaeologists discover artefacts in UAQ
UMM AL QUWAIN: A French archaeological mission has concluded its excavation project in Umm Al Quwain for the current season with the completion of test trenches in eight new archaeological sites. The work has been undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Antiquities of Umm Al Quwain. The mission’s excavations resulted in the discovery of a number of artefacts. Alia Al Ghafli, Director-General of the
UAE-based university ranks 4th worldwide
DUBAI: Dubai-based university (SP Jain) reached Rank #4 in a prestigious ranking of institutions. The report has been produced by Times Higher Education and the Wall Street Journal, ranking universities worldwide. Time Higher Education analysed a number of business schools around the world, producing a table of high-achieving schools from around the world “Obviously, I feel so excited; we’re a 14-year-old school and we got
Sunny Leone to open shopping extravaganza in UAE
DUBAI: UAE’s largest fashion and beauty event, Concept BIG Brands Carnival (CBBC) which comes under Concept Brands Group, is set to launch its five-day shopping extravaganza at the Dubai World Trade Centre, well in time for the festive season. Bollywood celebrity Sunny Leone will inaugurate the mega sale on 19 December at Hall 7 and 8, at the Dubai World Trade Centre at 9:45am. Sunny will be launching her distinctive cosmetic
Students attend florist workshop in ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative
DUBAI: As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in line with the celebration of Year of Zayed, the students of Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones have been given a one-of-its-kind training workshop In this regard, a group of students at the Rashid Centre have teamed up with luxury florist Alissar Flowers to design a unique collection of gift boxes that are currently on sale online through the florist’s we
Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, first Emirati businesswoman to pen autobiography
DUBAI: Well-known regional business leader Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC (ESAG), completes another milestone in a stellar career: she is the first Emirati businesswoman to write an autobiography, entitled ‘Raja Al Gurg – An Autobiography.’ The 180-page hardback book, released by Motivate Publishing, was launched on December 12 at Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. A personal and
Emirati who teaches in remote school in shortlist for $1m Global Teacher Prize
ABU DHABI: Rashed Hashem, a Physical Education and Health teacher at Al Moatasem Public School for boys in Baniyas, Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019 at Now in its fifth year, the US$1 million award is the largest prize of its kind. The teachers shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize 2019 were selected from over 10,000 nominations
Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
MOJAVE: A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and r..
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Mohammed honours graduates of new batch of MBRC
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Presid..
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Yemen deal 'will help bring back security,' says Saudi envoy
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly sup..
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UAE welcomes political breakthroughs on Yemen
ABU DHABI: The UAE has welcomed the political progress on Yemen, inclu..
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UN chief announces ceasefire for Hodeidah
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Sheikh Sultan issues decree promoting Police officers
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme..
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Sharjah Ruler visits Versatile Letters Exhibition
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme..
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ERC pays debts of 1,700 women in Jordan
ABU DHABI: On the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rul..
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Emirati boy trapped in washing machine, dies
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RTA holds innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’
DUBAI: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted an arra..
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