Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Kensington Palace welcomes newest member of family

(London) – The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child. Kate, 36, delivered the baby boy, weighing 8lbs, 7oz, at the exclusive Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, at 11.01am on St George’s Day. Her husband William, 35, was present for the birth, and both mum and baby are “doing well”, […]

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Maktoum bin Mohammed opens MENA Transport Congress

(Dubai) – H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the third UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2018. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event is organised by […]

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Draft law regulating voluntary work passed by FNC

(Abu Dhabi) – The Federal National Council (FNC) passed a new draft law regulating voluntary work across the UAE to invigorate the culture of volunteering and ensure that the outcome of voluntary work efficiently translate the government’s strategies. The new bill seeks to promote the culture of volunteerism and regulate and develop voluntary work in […]

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UAE, Serbia boosting ties

(Belgrade) – UAE Ambassador to Serbia, Mubarak Saeed Al Dhaheri, has met with Branko Ruzic, Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government in the Republic of Serbia. The meeting addressed ways of promoting relations between the two friendly countries.

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Dubai’s GDP reaches AED 389 billion in 2017

(Dubai) – Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) has revealed that Dubai’s real gross domestic product (GDP) reached AED 389 billion in 2017 compared to AED 379 billion in 2016. According to DSC, the growth was fueled by the performance of strategic sectors that accounted for 72.2% of total growth in 2017. The transportation and storage sector […]

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DEWA updates strategy for 2021

(Dubai) – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a workshop to review its strategy for 2021. The workshop, which was held under the theme ‘Zayed’s Legacy for a Sustainable Future’ was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, DEWA’s experts, and staff. This is […]