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DUBAI NEWS

Dubai Transcends 14 Grand Cosmopolitan Cities in Public Transport Services
A scientific study commissioned by Simon-Kucher & Partners Co. revealed that Dubai has outclassed 14 established metropolises in providing public transit means characterized by high-quality, durability, safety, speed, luxury, cleanliness, and on-time journeys.

Etisalat Boosts Business Broadband Speeds Again for SMB Customers up to 50% MORE, at No Extra Cost
Following the successful upgrade of broadband speeds to 2.5 times for nearly 100,000 business customers at no extra cost on 14 September 2014, Etisalat announced today that it will boost broadband up to another 50 percent and provide 200 free voice minutes for its customers...

Emirates Signs Historic $9.2 Billion Order with Rolls-Royce for A380 Engines
The engines will be used to power 50 Airbus A380s ordered at the Dubai Air Show in 2013, which will begin entering service in 2016.

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DUBAI FEATURES

Mobilegeddon: Google To Reward Mobile Friendly Sites

To quote Google, “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.” The consequences of this statement are huge for both, internet marketers and business owners.



China Airlines moves its Middle East cargo hub to DWC

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, on Thursday relocated its regional base to Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, (IATA: DWC). China Airlines joins more than 25 scheduled and charter airlines – which includes home carrier Emirates SkyCargo – that operate from the airport to more than 60 destinations.



UAE has 4% of world’s oil, 3.5% of gas reserves

UAE Energy Minister, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, said that the UAE has 4 per cent of the world's oil reserves and nearly 3.5 per cent of the global gas reserves. He added that the current UAE oil production accounts for nearly 10 per cent of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production, noting that the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, hosts the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), making the country a focus of world attention with regard to renewable energy.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

Ramada Abu Dhabi To Participate In Arabian Travel Market 2015
"We will announce offers from summer for our guests through clients and partners and will also meet delegates and partners at the event," he said, adding that such meetings are expected to produce new partnership agreements.

Three Specialized Courses Concluded At The Naturalization, Residency And Ports Affairs’ Sector
Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, attended the graduation of 48 officers and police leaders from the Naturalization,

Life Is Health In Abu Dhabi Licensing Department
The Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department at Abu Dhabi Police organized a health awareness program for its customers in collaboration with Universal Hospital.

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ABU DHABI FEATURES

UAE Ministry of Environment and Water to destroy over 10 tonnes of illegal ivory

The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, in collaboration with the Dubai Municipality, are set to destroy more than 10 tonnes of illegal ivory. The ivory was seized, over the years, from smugglers of illegal shipments from the UAE borders, due to its geographical location and strategic air and sea traffic movements through its territory. The ivory crush will be the first in the GCC and Middle East aimed at combating illegal trade of wildlife products and addressing the challenges that threaten the survival of the elephants and prevent its extinction, which would lead to ecological and wildlife imbalance.



Solar and wind may now be the cheapest sources of new energy supply in UAE

Solar and wind may now be the cheapest sources of new energy supply in the United Arab Emirates, according to a report released today by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.



Etihad Airways’ maiden Madrid flight takes off

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today commenced four times a week, non-stop services between Abu Dhabi and Madrid. The inaugural flight – EY075 – departed Abu Dhabi Airport on schedule at 02:35 local time and touched down at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport at 08:45 local time today.



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SHARJAH NEWS

 
Sharjah Heritage Days Attracts A Large Audience To The Stage And Plaza
The Days Stage, which is located at the entrance of Sharjah Heritage Days Square was a hotspot of amazing international folklore shows and folk dances performed by ensembles from Kuwait.

Sharjah International Book Fair Wins Market Focus Achievement Award At London Book Fair
The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), a subsidiary of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has won the Market Focus Achievement Award as part of the London Book Fair.

Sharjah Participation In COTTM Beijing To Highlight Emirate’s Growing Popularity Among Chinese Visitors
Sharjah will come under the spotlight as a popular destination for tourists from China as Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) leads the Emirate’s participation.

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SHARJAH FEATURES

Sharjah Museums Launch New Web Site

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as an independent government department.



Shurooq and Air Arabia sign MoU to promote Sharjah globally

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority and Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, have signed an MoU to promote Sharjah's world-famous business projects and brands across the globe. The MoU was signed by Mr Adel A. Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, and Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq , in the presence of a number of senior executives from both authorities.



Pink Caravan calls for Emirati medical professionals to join its annual ride

The annual Pink Caravan Ride, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients Society, FoCP, has called for Emirati physicians and nurses interested in joining the ride to register via its website, to contribute to national efforts aiming to dispel misconceptions related to breast cancer and enhance community awareness about its early detection, in preparation for its horseback trek on March 16th, Interested medical specialists can register online to be part of its voluntary medical team which will accompany the 2015 Pink Caravan Ride. The medical staff is needed in disciplines that include general medicine, family medicine and radiology, in addition to female x-ray technicians and nurses, particularly Emirati, to promote a culture of volunteerism in the UAE society and enable the initiative to achieve its desired goals.



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