Etihad Orders 200 Aircrafts worth $52 bln

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(Dubai) - Etihad Airways has announced orders of around 200 aircraft worth over $52 billion at the Dubai Airshow. Abu Dhabi based airline has ordered for 87 Airbus aircraft, plus purchase rights for a further 30, to support the global expansion…

Panel Reviews Expo 2020 Bid Presentation

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(Dubai) - The Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee meeting, chaired by H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, reviewed preparations…

Microsoft to Train UAE Teachers & Students

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(Abu Dhabi) - Education authorities in the UAE have signed a new agreement with tech giant Microsoft to strengthen the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme. As part of the agreement, signed between Microsoft Gulf and the UAE Ministry…

Abu Dhabi’s AA/A-1+ rating Affirmed: S&P

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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed its AA/A-1+ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Abu Dhabi with a stable outlook. “In our view, Abu Dhabi’s large external and fiscal net asset…

DubaiSat 2 in Russia for Launch

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(Moscow) - The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (Eiast) has moved the DubaiSat-2 satellite under supervision of its top engineers from South Korea to Russia in preparation for its launch soon. DubaiSat-2 will be launched…

UAE Airlines Aiming High

The UAE’s four fast growing airlines are expected to announce new aircraft orders worth a total of between $75 and $90 billion at the Dubai Air Show opening next month. The Dubai-based Emirates airline, which is said to be in talks with…

Al Maktoum Int'l Opens for Passengers

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(Jebel Ali) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. The new passenger terminal at Dubai…

Etisalat Receives Expo 2020 Delegation

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(Abu Dhabi) - A delegation from the Expo 2020 team visited Etisalat pavilion at Gitex Technology Week to gain insight into company’s focus on creating a smarter world with ‘Smarter Solutions’ and ‘Smarter Technology’ at this year’s…

Green Festival Promotes UAE's Green Economy Initiative

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE's Green Festival was held in Masdar City in the capital Abu Dhabi which was attended by governmental, private and sponsors representatives. At the event, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) ensured its support for the long-term…

Energy Policy to Meet UAE's Demand Pressures

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(Daegu) - UAE’s Undersecretary of Energy addressed panel at the World Energy Congress in South Korea. During his address, H.H. Dr Matar Al Niyadi, said the country is a leader in energy diversification and that its robust and diverse energy…

IRENA to have Permanent Headquarters in UAE

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The International Renewable Energy Agency's (Irena) has decision to have its permanent headquarters in the UAE is a well-deserved acknowledgement of the Emirates' dedication to the cause of green energy, both for itself and the world. It…

Dubai to become Capital of Islamic Economy

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the strategic plan for developing the Islamic economy sector. The plan launched in the presence of H.H.…

India Tops Global Remittances List

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With the developing world on track to receive $414 billion in migrant remittances in 2013, an increase of 6.3 per cent over the previous year, India has again topped the global chart with $71 billion in remittances, according to a revised…

Sheikh Ahmad Chairs Expo 2020 Meeting

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(Dubai) - The UAE’s Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai held a meeting chaired by H.E. Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline…