Winners of Foreign Minister Excellence Award honoured

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has honoured winners of the 1st Foreign Minister Excellence Award. In a ceremony attended by Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,…

PM meets heads of Arab, international companies

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has met with representatives of more than 500 global and Arab companies operating in the sectors of technology, tourism,…

Dubai foreign trade in Q1 2015 grows 3%

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(Dubai) - Dubai's foreign trade soared three per cent in Q1 2015, hitting Dh331 billion compared to Dh323 billion in the same period of 2014. The growth is attributed to the emirate's heavy investment in its infrastructure, which has significantly…

UAE immunises 20.6m Pakistani children

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(Dubai) - Over 20.6 million children in Pakistan have been inoculated against polio as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign. The campaign is part of the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme. Polio cases in Pakistan have recorded sharp decline…

King Salman and Pakistani PM discuss ties

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(Riyadh) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has met with Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries…

Star Trek 3 will film in Dubai

(Dubai) - Skydance Production CEO and founder David Ellison has told the press that he will be filming the third instalment of the sci-fi franchise in Dubai and Vancouver. Now, Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) are confirming the geeky…

DXB wins Best Airport Award at AFLAS Awards

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(Hong Kong) - Dubai International Airport, DXB, has been named as the Best Airport in the Middle East at the Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain Awards, AFLAS, held in Hong Kong. Hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News,…

69 new diplomats take oath before FM

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(Abu Dhabi) - A new group of 69 diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) took the oath of office before H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE, in a ceremony at the MoFA. Welcoming the 44 male and 25…

FM receives UN Special Envoy for Syria

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE received the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who is on a visit to the UAE, at his office at the MoFA. During the meeting, the two…

Central Bank discusses Annual Report 2014

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE has discussed during its 5th meeting for 2015 at the Central Bank – Abu Dhabi, the Annual Report 2014, which included local and international economic developments, financial…

UAE Govt announced Eid al-Fitr holidays

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Eid al-Fitr holiday for federal ministries and authorities will begin from Thursday 29th Ramadan 1436 (16th of July) and end on the 3rd of the month of Shawwal. On this occasion, the Federal Authority for Government Human…

1st meeting for UAE Gender Balance Council held

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has affirmed that the UAE will spare no effort to create a supportive environment for women to fulfil their roles as key…

Dubai achieved plan of world's capital of Islamic economy: PM

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(Dubai) - Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said that the first goal of the strategy launched two years ago to develop and promote Dubai as the global capital of Islamic…

VP establishes Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

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(Dubai) - In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a law establishing Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, which will work to support country's…