In the run up to the first Arab probe lift-off to Mars ‘Arab Space Pioneers’ programme launched

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the ‘Arab Space Pioneers’ programme that aims to build Arab expertise in space science and technologies. Overseen by the UAE Space Agency, the programme will equip young Arab researchers, scientists, inventors and […]

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RTA held 36k remote meetings, handled 122k audio-video calls during Covid-19 crisis: Al Tayer

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), confirmed that RTA’s efforts to upgrade the technological infrastructure and transformation of all customer services to smart services enabled it to continue business normally during the Covid-19 crisis. He added that RTA was able to perform […]

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Pink Caravan brings its medical minivan to Ajman

Pink Caravan, PC, the breast cancer awareness initiative of the UAE-based non-profit Friends of Cancer Patients, FOCP, has taken its medical mini-van to the Mushairef Health Centre in Ajman, to boost their daily operations. Medical professionals operating the van will assist with providing key health services including vaccinations for children and adults as well as […]

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Anushka Sharma's red moon!

Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Ssharma’s love for cutting edge visual effects (VFX) in their production ventures Phillauri, Pari and now Bulbbul is clearly visible. Much to their credit, they have been pushing the envelope in creating unique visual experiences for audiences. Incidentally, all three films are supernatural-feminist films. But what got everyone’s attention […]

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Microsoft to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanded access to digital skills is an important step in accelerating economic recovery, […]

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Dubai Customs launches personal radiation detector to alert against any over exposure

Within its efforts to provide for a healthy and safe environment for its staff, Dubai Customs launched the personal radiation detector “Kashif”. The new device will alert frontline inspection officers of any radiation over exposure. The safe annual limit of radiation exposure is 2 ml Sievert. This percentage can be detected through accumulated readings in […]

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New Zealand to host virtual APEC 2021 summit

New Zealand will use virtual digital platforms to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, summit next year, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday attributed the decision to uncertainty around travel due to the coronavirus. “What we’ve done is we’ve determined that actually for the sake of certainty, let’s just plan for that virtual […]

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UAE announces gradual reopening of mosques, other places of worship from 1st July

The UAE government Monday announced that mosques, prayer spaces, and other places of worship will gradually reopen nationwide from 1st July and operate at 30 percent capacity. The development comes in coordination with relevant federal and local authorities who continue to take all considerations for precautionary and preventive measures. However, prayer spaces located on motorways, […]

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Ministry of Culture launches second phase of National Creative Relief Programme

The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development has launched the second phase of the National Creative Relief Programme to support creative and cultural companies during the pandemic. The programme provides financial grants ranging between AED15,000 -75,000 to independent creatives and small creative companies with less than ten employees, in addition to a new category for […]

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Mohammed bin Rashid Inaugurates Dubai Future Labs

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today commended talented Emirati youth and the determination of the UAE society for the nation’s optimistic and positive outlook for the near future which will focus on designing integrated and future-oriented strategies, anticipating changes and ensuring readiness to achieve […]

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Cabinet approves national system for sustainable agriculture and additional AED320 mn budget for national universities

In its meeting held remotely on Sunday, the Federal Cabinet approved a national system for sustainable agriculture and an additional AED320 million budget for national universities. ”Today I chaired a Cabinet meeting in which we approved a national system for sustainable agriculture, to improve the efficiency of our UAE farms, enhance our self-sufficiency in food, […]

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Sustainable agriculture is an economic and social necessity for our country, says Mohammed bin Rashid

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has underlined the importance of food security as a key element of comprehensive development and highlighted UAE’s keenness to formulate plans and policies aimed at facilitating sustainable food production by utilising the latest in technology […]

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UAE aid helps Socotra development

Development aid provided to the remote Yemeni governorate of Socotra by the UAE has made a major impact in terms of improving the life of the local population, according to a report made available to the Emirates News Agency, WAM. The report provides an overview of assistance co-ordinated by the Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Khalifa Humanitarian […]

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John Legend won't run for president

John Legend “definitely” won’t run for president. The ‘All of Me’ hitmaker admitted the possibility has “very lightly” crossed his mind, and though he enjoys helping people and getting involved with social justice issues, he ultimately won’t ever campaign for office as he thinks there are “better” ways he can instigate change. Asked about the […]

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District 2020 forms strategic partnerships with Dubai SME and MBRIF to support growth of UAE start-up ecosystem

District 2020, the innovation ecosystem and future of Expo 2020 Dubai, has signed strategic partnerships with Dubai SME and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF) to support its global entrepreneur programme, Scale2Dubai. In line with Dubai and the UAE’s proactive approach to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the important role they play […]

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Operation Fox Hunt 2: Dubai Police take down “Hushpuppi” , “Woodberry”, ten international cybercriminals

The Dubai Police have recently arrested Raymond Igbalode Abbas, also known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka “Woodberry” along with ten African cybercriminals in a special operation.  Dubbed “Fox Hunt 2”, the operation took down the suspects for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud […]

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Al Ain Hospital introduces video calling, hotline and other tailored services

Al Ain Hospital, a healthcare facility that operates under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, has introduced technology-led services that allow patients to visually and vocally communicate with their first-degree family members, boosting their morale during their hospital stay. This announcement is aligned with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Hospital’s […]

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Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps featuring ‘Dubai, Capital of Arab Media 2020’

The Dubai Press Club, in collaboration with Emirates Post, announced the issuance of a set of commemorative stamps featuring the “Dubai, Capital of Arab Media 2020” logo. The stamps highlight Dubai’s leadership in driving regional media industry growth in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime […]

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Abu Dhabi Sports Council announces resumption of indoor sporting activities from July 1st

Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) announced the resumption of indoor sporting activities across the emirate of Abu Dhabi from July 1st. It is the second phase in reopening training facilities that include gymnasiums, provided the gym-goers, trainers and technical staff adhere to the prescribed guidelines and precautionary measures. The gymnasiums can accommodate up to 40 […]

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During UAE Government’s regular media briefing on COVID-19: Fines, administrative penalties remain in place against violators

The UAE government today announced that more than 52,527 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted among UAE citizens and residents, resulting in the detection of 378 new cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 47,360. This was announced during the UAE government’s regular media briefing wherein Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official […]

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Emirates offers additional cargo capacity on aircraft with modified Economy Class cabins

Emirates has introduced additional cargo capacity by using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with seats removed from the Economy Class cabin. The measure has been introduced in response to the strong air cargo market demand for the rapid, reliable and efficient transportation of essential commodities such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, machinery and […]

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Qasr Al Watan nominated for World Travel Awards as Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020

Qasr Al Watan, the presidential palace and the incredible and unique cultural and architectural landmark in Abu Dhabi, has been nominated by the World Travel Awards as the Middle East’s Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 2020. Qasr Al Watan is majestic palace brimming with knowledge, offering the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the Arab heritage and […]

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Minister of State for Food Security launches UAE Aquaculture Pulse 2020 guideline

“Aquaculture is a core component of the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy,” asserted Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, while launching the UAE Aquaculture Pulse 2020 – a document set to serve as a reference point, outlining and evaluating investment opportunities in the local aquaculture sector. Almheiri launched the new project during […]

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UAE announces completion of National Disinfection Programme

The United Arab Emirates announced the completion of the National Disinfection Programme, effective Wednesday. This came at the UAE government’s regular media briefing wherein Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of the UAE Government, Dr Saif Dhaheri, the Spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), and Dr. Farida Al Hosani, […]

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UAE Foreign Minister, Maldivian counterpart discuss relations, ways to curb impact of COVID-19

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has discussed with Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, bilateral relations between the UAE and the Maldives. During a video call, the two sides highlighted the importance of boosting joint cooperation between the two countries in various fields, […]

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Nahyan bin Mubarak launches Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation e-library

Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, and President of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, launched the First Electronic Library specialising in date palm cultivation, date production and agricultural innovation, which includes more than 220 electronic sources that contain specialised scientific books, academic journals […]

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Shurooq launches Sharjah Designscape, a webinar series to highlight impact of architecture on quality of life

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, credited with inspiring a sustainable movement in the architectural landscape of Sharjah, has announced the launch of Sharjah Designscape, a virtual architectural talks series that will discuss the current architecture landscape within Sharjah and explore the future outlook and transformation of this field in terms of ideas, concepts […]

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Expanding domestic food production to achieve self-sufficiency strategic objective: Mohammed bin Rashid visits Fish Farm in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that expanding domestic food production to achieve self-sufficiency is a strategic objective and one of the main pillars of the National Food Security Strategy. His Highness called on young Emiratis to propose innovative solutions and creative ideas that […]

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Vicky to dub from August

Work is on in a very meticulous manner for the Vicky Kaushal starrer Sardar Udham Singh – director Shoojit Sircar’s next film after Gulabo Sitabo. Even as the film had a mixed response after streaming on a digital platform, Shoojit like every other filmmaker has been working in a phased manner locking the edit of […]

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Dubai Municipality launches ‘Dubai Here’, an e-system that provides comprehensive geospatial data and maps of Dubai

Dubai Municipality’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Centre has launched ‘Dubai Here’, an electronic system that provides access to geospatial data and maps of the emirate. The new system features 2D and 3D maps of Dubai’s land plots, assets, landmarks, structures and infrastructure facilities, with details ranging from masterplans and interiors of buildings, including commercial and […]

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Dubai Tourism reaffirms support to stakeholders amid significant progress in second phase of industry revival

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reaffirmed its strong commitment to support its stakeholders in the UAE and across the world through a series of virtual meetings to discuss the current and post-pandemic situation. The meetings specifically reviewed the robust mechanism in place to safeguard the health of residents and visitors, and […]

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91 Scientists from 26 institutions across the UAE apply for Al Jalila Foundation’s research grants to combat COVID-19

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that 91 scientists from 26 educational institutions across the UAE have applied for seed grants for research on combating the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with its mission to transform lives, the global philanthropic organisation has been supporting talented […]

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