Sharjah Light Festival

Light Festival kicks off in Sharjah

(Sharjah) - His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah launched the second annual Sharjah Light Festival in Al Qasba hosted by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority. The festival is the first…
Sheikh Abdullah receives IMF official

Sheikh Abdullah receives IMF Official

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(Abu Dhabi) - Foreign Minister of UAE, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund. Both the leaders discussed a number of topics…
Sheikh Mohammed receives special envoy of PM of Bhutan

Sheikh Mohammed receives special envoy of PM of Bhutan

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received Leombo Dago, Special Envoy of Prime Minister of Bhutan Kingdom Jigme Thinley, at the Presidential Palace. Meeting…
UAE Cabinet liberalizes rules for GCC companies

UAE Cabinet liberalizes rules for GCC companies

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has decided to accord full parity to GCC companies vis-a-vis their national counterparts…
President Khalifa receives new e-passport

President Khalifa receives new e-passport

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa has received the new UAE electronic passport at Al Diyafa Palace. The meeting was attended by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE…
UAE becomes Member of PUIC Executive Committee

UAE becomes Member of PUIC Executive Committee

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(Palembang) - The conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (PUIC) has elected UAE as a member of the Executive Committee and also as a member in the Commission on Human Rights, Women and family for…
Etihad Airways

Etihad invests $20m for 40% stake in Air Seychelles

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etihad Airways has announced that it will invest US$20 million (Dh73.4m) to acquire a 40 per cent stake in Air Seychelles. The investment is a part of strategic partnership between Air Seychelles and the Abu Dhabi carrier. According…
Abu Dhabi Awards

Mohammed Bin Zayed honors Exceptional Individuals with Abu Dhabi Awards

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(Abu Dhabi) - General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to ten exceptional individuals during the biennial Abu Dhabi Awards special ceremony…
Abu Dhabi set to launch 2nd Satellite Y1B

Abu Dhabi set to launch 2nd Satellite soon

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(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi is preparing to launch its second satellite into orbit within a couple of months, said a senior official of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, or Yahsat. Last year in April, Yahsat sent its first satellite…
Number of Development Projects approved for Abu Dhabi

Number of Development Projects approved for Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Abu Dhabi Executive Council meeting chaired by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has reviewed and approved a number of ongoing and new…
Dubai and Isle of Man Sign MOU

Dubai and Isle of Man Sign MOU to boost Economic ties

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(Dubai) - Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Government of Isle of Man have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting closer business, economic and trade relations. In this context, a Delegation from…
UAE Cabinet

UAE Cabinet Liberalizes Food Import Licenses

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE Cabinet during a meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has decided to liberalize the trade of 12 essential commodities in…
China-UAE sign currency swap agreement

UAE-China sign Dh20bn currency swap

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(Dubai) - China and the United Arab Emirates have signed a currency swap agreement worth 20 billion dirhams, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement. The agreement signed in Dubai was announced during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s…
Dubai Solar Power Project

Dubai Launches Solar Power Project

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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 has launched a Dh12 billion solar power project at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy Park. The event was…