Yas Waterworld’s Fourth Anniversary Crowns a Year to Celebrate
Yas Waterworld is celebrating its fourth anniversary this month, crowning the end of a successful 2016 for the destination by looking back at the key achievements.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince donates $10 mln to Morocco’s Mohammed V Foundation
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has donated US$10 million in support of Morocco's Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity. In a statement, the foundation described H.H. Sheikh Mohamed's financial support, which equals 100,350,000 Moroccan dirhams, as generous, and said it will be used in social projects supporting underprivileged people.
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
The 2017 edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship will take place 19th - 22nd January at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Tickets and tailored packages are available from www.ticketmaster.ae/artist/abu-dhabi-hsbc-championship-tickets/929325 at AED50 for a daily pass and AED150 for a four-day pass. Guests staying at any Abu Dhabi hotel over the Championship period enter free. For more information, visit www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com.
Leading U.S. think tank partners with Abu Dhabi to launch inaugural Global Energy Forum
The Atlantic Council, a leading Washington, D.C.-based think tank, will bring together energy leaders to discuss the sector’s most pressing issues in the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, taking place on January 12-13 at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island. It marks the first time the Atlantic Council will host an event in the GCC. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and in partnership with the Ministry of Energy, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mubadala, IPIC and Masdar, the two-day event will bring together approximately 350 leading energy voices from the region and around the world.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the only Emirati-themed waterpark in the world, is inspired by the UAE’s rich heritage of pearl diving through its unique story of ‘The Legend of the Lost Pearl’. The UAE’s first mega waterpark is home to more than 40 exhilarating rides, slides and attractions – five of which can be found nowhere else in the world. With rides and experiences on offer to thrill both the young and the young at heart, the waterpark plays host to Liwa Loop – a high-intensity looping waterslide, as well as the globe’s first interactive water and laser rollercoaster, Bandit Bomber.
13 new trademark-related smart services introduced by UAE economy ministry
The UAE Ministry of Economy has launched 13 new trademark-related smart services as part of a move to integrate important additions to the Ministry’s system of smart services provided to UAE businesses across various sectors. The new services, which complement the ministry’s mandate and functions, are available through its web site and official application available across all smart shops, as well as via smart devices like smartphones and tablets, the ministry said.
Japan imported 23.12 million barrels of UAE crude oil in November 2016
Japan oil imports from the UAE totalled 23.12 million barrels of crude in November 2016, according to data released by the Agency of Energy and Natural Resource in Tokyo. This accounted for 24.5 percent of Japan's total crude imports for the period, the agency, part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said. Saudi Arabia provided 36.961 million barrels, or 39.2 percent of the total, while Iran, Qatar, Russia and Kuwait, provided 7.6 percent, 7.5 percent, 5.3 percent and 5.2 percent respectively.
Marlin Furniture is a part of the prestigious A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises, a dynamic diversified Group with interests that span across engineering consultancy, hotels and hotel apartments, real estate developments, car rental, manufacturing and trading services. Marlin offers home and office solutions that include turnkey projects, design consultancy and quality grading. Marlin showrooms have a uniform-unobtrusive ambiance so that customers can ponder in a relaxed environment with a sense of space, comfort and conviviality.
Arrangements completed for localising jobs in some positions by January 2017
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has completed preparations required to implement two key resolutions on Emiratisation of positions of data entry operators and occupational health and safety officers starting January 2017. Ministry officials the said lists of qualified Emiratis who can fill up these jobs had been sent to targeted employers for selection.
Middle East & Africa PC Market Expected to Remain Flat in 2017
After posting annual declines for six quarters in succession, the Middle East and Africa PC market finally exited the third quarter of 2016 close to flat, with year-on-year growth of 0.4% based on shipments of 3 million units, according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Desktop shipments suffered a significant decline of 16.9% to total 1.1 million units, while notebooks shipments grew 14.5% to reach 1.9 million units.
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