Fuel Prices to be deregulated from 1 August

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Ministry of Energy has announced that fuel prices would be deregulated as of 1 August, 2015. A new pricing policy linked to global prices will be adopted. The decision, related to gasoline and diesel, is aimed at supporting…

UAE issues law against hate crimes and discrimination

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(Abu Dhabi)- The United Arab Emirates has issued a new law against any form of discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin following a Decree by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin…

UAE pavilion visitors experience walk in desert city

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(Milan) - Nothing was left to chance by Norman Foster + Partners. The pavilion architect's team photographed sand dunes in the UAE to recreate the complexities of their ripples on the pavilion walls. These photographs were used to make…

Sheikh Abdullah receives Egyptian counterpart

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE, received Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and members of the delegation accompanying him during a visit to the UAE. The visit is part of close fraternal…

Dubai launches 18th edition of summer festival

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(Dubai) - Dubai launches the 18th edition of the longest running summer festival of its kind in the region, Dubai Summer Surprises, DSS, with a fantastic line-up of surprises, excitement and entertainment. Organized by the Dubai Festivals…

UAQ Ruler greets Sultan Qaboos on Oman's Renaissance Day

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(Umm al Qaiwain) - H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, has sent a congratulatory cable to HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Sultanate's Renaissance…

OFID's 36th Ministerial Council meeting held

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(Vienna) - The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Finance, MoF, participated in the 36th Session of the Ministerial Council of the OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, the highest policy-making body of the fund. The council's meeting…

Abu Dhabi will host 2020 World Swimming Championship

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(Abu Dhabi) - In another achievement for the UAE and thanks to the leadership's support, Abu Dhabi has won the rights to host the World Swimming Championships for 2020. The announcement was made in Kazan, Russia in the presence of a UAE…

Jordanian priest praises UAE's anti-discriminatroy law

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(Amman) - Director of the Catholic Centre for Studies and Media has praised the UAE for enacting a new law criminalising all forms of discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin. During…

Inaugural UAE National Sports Day approved

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(Dubai) - Acting on directives from Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum…

Historic agreement on financing UN sustainable development agenda

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(New York) - Countries have agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International…

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives FNC members

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bateen Palace Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC)…

Khalifa congratulates Iranian President on nuclear agreement

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable to President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran, congratulating him on the historic nuclear agreement signed today in Vienna between Iran…

MOFA urges citizens to follow travel guidelines

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(Abu Dhabi) - Coinciding with Eid al-Fitr and summer holidays, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has urged the UAE nationals travelling abroad to follow the travel guidelines and procedures publicised through the official local media,…