WhatsApp and Facebook are most popular in UAE, reveals Federal Competitiveness Authority
The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority has revealed the results of a survey about the public use of social media. According to the survey, the results show that WhatsApp and Facebook are the most popular with 97 percent and 89 percent, followed by YouTube with 73 percent. The least popular form of social media are Snapchat and LinkedIn, with 27 percent and 16 percent. LinkedIn is used mostly by the age group between 22 and 34 years old, while the age group between 18 and 21 years old had the highest rate of social media usage.
Abu Dhabi to host major conference to tackle MENA food challenge
Abu Dhabi is set to play a leading role in coordinating efforts to meet the pressures of feeding 520 million people by 2030, one of the biggest challenges facing the Middle East today. MENA Food Production 2030 will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 20th and 21st March during the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, GFIA, an established annual event in the UAE capital. It will drive critical dialogue between government, food producers, scientists and investors to establish secure, sustainable and profitable food production systems.
ADFD Injects AED1.47 Billion into Central Bank of Sudan
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) deposited AED1.47 billion into the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) to secure increased liquidity and stimulate economic growth in Sudan. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, signed an agreement to that effect with His Excellency Hazim Abdegadir Ahmed Babiker, Governor and Chairman of the Board of the CBOS.
CFA Society Emirates to host Middle East Investment Conference 2017
CFA Society Emirates, the Association of CFA Charter holders and members in the UAE, will host the 8th Middle East Investment Conference, MEIC, next month in Abu Dhabi. As significant shifts in oil prices, geopolitical developments and national budget revisions continue to affect the investment climate across the Middle East, the conference will bring together regional and international investment professionals to consider the most pressing issues facing investors today, under the theme, 'Beyond Borders: MENA’s Role in the Global Economy'.
India welcomes Mohamed bin Zayed’s visit
Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, has praised the exceptional ties between the UAE and India, which have witnessed unprecedented development in the areas of investment and trade relations, among others. India will welcome His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on 26th January as the chief guest for its Republic Day celebrations, Suri said.
Residents Offer Back at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
UAE residents can enjoy all the thrilling rides and attractions available at the first Ferrari branded theme park, from 08 January to 11 February 2017, for only AED195! To take advantage of the offer and redeem your bronze admission ticket, all you have to do is present a valid emirates ID at the front gate of the Park. Don’t miss out on the fun. Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with your family and friends to enjoy its record-breaking roller-coasters and family friendly rides!
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.
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