12th Liwa Dates Festival kicks off

12th Liwa Dates Festival kicks off

(Abu Dhabi) – Over 100 baskets of Dabbas were lined up on tables awaiting judgment for the tastiest, healthiest and the best looking date of them all. This variety of date, especially popular in Liwa oasis, was the first of the 10 Ratab – half ripen dates – competitions to kick-start the 12th annual Liwa […]

UAE-Qatar Business Forum begins

UAE-Qatar Business Forum begins

(Abu Dhabi) – The second UAE-Qatar Business Forum kicked off at Ritz-Carlton Hotel Abu Dhabi. The forum is organised by the Ministry of Economy in co-operation with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Qatari Ministry of Economy and Commerce. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, opened the event […]

Arab Writers Union Conference opens

Arab Writers Union Conference opens

(Abu Dhabi) – Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, opened the 26th General Conference of the Arab Writers Union in Abu Dhabi. Egyptian Minister of Culture, Helmy Namnam, Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Writers, Mohammed Salmawi, Chairman of the Emirates Writers Union, Habib Al Sayegh, and a […]

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Bill Gates

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Bill Gates

(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 Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who is here to attend a reception in the honour of the winners of Polio Eradication Champion Award, at […]

Abu Dhabi will host 2020 World Swimming Championship

Abu Dhabi will host 2020 World Swimming Championship

(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 delegation headed by Ahmed Al Falasi, Chairman of the UAE Swimming Association. Abu […]

NMC organises 2nd annual meeting

NMC organises 2nd annual meeting

(Abu Dhabi) – The Government Communication Department at the National Media Council (NMC) has recently organised the 2nd annual meeting for its staff at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Director General of NMC, Ibrahim Al Abed, heads of the departments and other NMC staff from various emirates attended the meeting. Al Abed underscored the […]

Prince of Poets kicks off 6th season

Prince of Poets kicks off 6th season

(Abu Dhabi) – Twenty poets will compete for a Dh1 million prize when the sixth season of the classical Arabic poetry competition Prince of Poets begins a run of live shows in Abu Dhabi. The series is massively popular, with last season’s competition – won by Alaa Janib, 40, an Arabic Literature Lecturer at Cairo […]

Sheikhs attend race at Al Wathba Endurance Village

Sheikhs attend race at Al Wathba Endurance Village

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy National Security Advisor and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, attended the 100-km Yas endurance race for owners of private stables at […]

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed visits Ministry of Defence

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed visits Ministry of Defence

(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has said the UAE led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believes deeply in addressing the contemporary challenges and changes being experienced by the region. […]

Abu Dhabi top innovative Arab Capital

Abu Dhabi top innovative Arab Capital

(Abu Dhabi) – Data analysis from the website of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), revealed that Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, occupies the first position among the Arab capitals as the top city, which registered international inventions from mid-2010 – to mid-2014, according to calculating patents/million of the population. This result […]

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