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Mashreq Offers Free Registration With Purchases Of AXA Car Insurance
UAE’s leading financial institution, Mashreq announced another convenient solution to customers that includes a free car registration as well as up to 200,000 Salaam points, to customers who purchase AXA car insurance through the bank.

Abu Dhabi Receives 26% Uplift In Hotel Guests For July Guest Nights, Occupancy & Revenues Climb
Abu Dhabi achieved a 26% uplift in hotel guest arrivals last month compared to July 2013, with guest nights climbing 20% year-on-year, occupancy nudging up 3% and revenues rising 14%.

Emaar Properties announces intention to list Emaar Malls Group
Emaar Properties PJSC today announced its intention to proceed with the sale of existing shares in Emaar Malls Group via an initial public offering on the Dubai Financial Market.

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BurJuman creates excitement in retail landscape through diverse and unique offerings

BurJuman , which stands as one of the popular landmarks in the heart of Dubai's business and heritage districts, continues to enjoy its prominent position as a family-favourite destination of choice in the city. As a magnet for both residents and visitors, BurJuman has played a key role in Dubai's retail growth since its establishment, by being a valuable proposition for both first-time shoppers, as well as its loyal consumer base through diverse and unique offerings.



DP World’s like-for-like profit grows 41pc in H1 2014

Global marine terminal operator DP World has announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2014, delivering profit attributable to owners of the company before separately disclosed items of USUS$332 million, 40.8% ahead of the first half of 2013 on a like-for-like basis.



Foreign investors purchased AED 2.5 bn worth of shares on Dubai Financial Market

Dubai Financial Market announced that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-U.A.E. nationals, from 24th to 28th August, 2014, reached about AED 2.5 billion, while value of stocks they sold stood at AED 4.45 bn, with net foreign investment on the market reaching AED 47.4 million during the period, as aggregate buy.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

Abu Dhabi Receives 26% Uplift In Hotel Guests For July Guest Nights, Occupancy & Revenues Climb
Sunday 31 August2014: Abu Dhabi achieved a 26% uplift in hotel guest arrivals last month compared to July 2013, with guest nights climbing 20% year-on-year, occupancy nudging up 3% and revenues rising 14%.

Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing: 1015 Missions In 6 Months
The Air Wing Department at the Abu Dhabi Police flew 1015 missions during the first half of 2014. The operations included 72 air-ambulance missions covering road accidents and patient transport between hospitals; 6 search and rescue missions.

ADP Deploys 140 Patrols To Promote Students And Road Users’ Safety
Colonel Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate announced that the directorate has deployed more than 140 traffic patrols at the various intersections and on the internal and external roads in different areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Over quarter of Japan’s oil imports came from U.A.E. in July

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), has said that more than a quarter of Japan's imports of crude oil during the month of July this year, came from the United Arab Emirates, with a quantity amounting to 25.47 million barrels.



Cyber Gear Publishes White Paper on ’Google Rankings Algorithm’

Cyber Gear, the leading web design agency in the Middle East has published a white paper on 'Google Rankings Algorithm'. The document provides a detailed insight for web site owners and digital marketing professionals on how to drive traffic to their web site through improved organic rankings.


Abu Dhabi Real Estate Pricing Update

While studio prices in the emirate stand at AED 689,000, a one bedroom in the city costs AED 1.3 million and a two bedroom apartment, AED 2 million. “We’ve released this data based on for-sale homes and rentals listed on our site. Topping the list of places for buying property in Abu Dhabi is Al Reem Island, followed by Al Reef and Al Raha Beach. Al Ghadeer enters the top 10 this quarter; its appeal seems to be rising as it did not make the list in Q2 2013 and 2012,” said Michael Lahyani, CEO and Founder of propertyfinder.ae, the UAE’s leading property site.



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SHARJAH NEWS

 
Nando’s Makes Waves On Sharjah Canal With Brand New Look
Nando’s, the world’s much-loved Afro-Portuguese, family friendly restaurant is excited to announce that its popular outlet in Al Qasba, is newly refurbished and is ready to open its doors once again to customers in the Sharjah area.

Sharjah Container Terminal Records 14% YOY Growth In Volume During H1 2014
Gulftainer, the largest privately owned terminal operator in the Middle East, recorded a 14 per cent year-on-year growth in container volumes in the first six months (January to June) of 2014 at its Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT).

Heart Of Sharjah To Be Restored By 2025
From just rubble and historical footprints of the 1800s, Heart of Sharjah, a four-phase 15-year historical restoration project is to recreate the traditional heritage areas of Sharjah making it a tourist and trade hub.

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New book features unique collection of Islamic textiles from Sharjah

One of the world’s most important collections of Islamic textiles from the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation is being celebrated in a new publication created by Sharjah Museums Department (SMD).



Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
Established in 1996 by the Government of Sharjah, the SCTDA has been in the forefront of promoting and taking Sharjah to the world with its relentless efforts and unmatched enthusiasm. The Authority constantly explores possibilities and avenues of promoting and developing tourism and commercial sectors in the emirate through special events, activities and festivals at home and around the world. It pursues its goals by planning and drawing up strategic plans to promote and develop tourism sector in all its forms. It conducts social and economic research and studies as well to evolve its strategies and pursue its goals. And as part of its strategy to promote Sharjah, SCTDA participates in local, regional and international exhibitions, focusing on the factors of distinction and exclusivity.

The Economist praises Sharjah’s efforts in water conservation
The Economist, a weekly international news and business publication, has confirmed that Sharjah s per capita consumption of water is consistent with the recommendations of the United Nations, pointing to the emirate’s numerous efforts in water conservation. A report by Sharjah Media Centre mentioned that the magazine in its recent issue titled "The World in 2014", commended on the fact that daily water consumption in Sharjah is estimated at around 200 liters per person, which is the average recommended by the UN.

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