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New Guinness Record

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The General Directorate of Civil Defense achieved a new Guinness World Record, by forming the world’s largest flag made of pencils. Coinciding with the celebrations of the 43rd UAE National Day, the UAE flag was displayed in the courtyard of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

The ceremony held on Tuesday was attended by Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Civil Defense Acting General Commander-in-Chief and Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police.

The General Directorate of Civil Defense shattered the previous record by constructing a national flag that stretched over 1,000 square meters with 1 million pencils, using 250,000 for each color. The General Directorate of Civil Defense received the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Record Holder certificate for the World’s Largest National Fla ... Read more »

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Jumeirah Golf Estates comes out on top at the International Property Awards – Best Golf Development Dubai, Best Residential Development Dubai, Best Golf Development Arabia & Best Residential Development Arabia.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Jumeirah Golf Estates continues to gather accolades as one of the Middle East’s top residential golf resorts scooping four awards at the recent International Property Awards held at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai.

The residential community received both Best Golf Development Dubai and Best Residential Dubai and then went on to land the regional awards with both Best Golf Development Arabia and Best Residential Development Arabia at the awards ceremony attended by leading executives within the worldwide real estate industry.

His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Saleh, Chairman, Jumeirah Golf Estates stated “These awards are important and recognise the levels o ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi organized visits for its employees and their families to the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014, which is held in the Al Wathba area in Abu Dhabi and scheduled to conclude tomorrow.

Colonel Salim Ali Al Qattam Al Zaabi, Director General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi, indicate that the directorate has organized the Festival visits out of its keenness to spread and reinforce the national identity. He explained that this year’s edition of the festival allowed employees and their families to experience the spirit of the UAE national heritage. The festival was also the perfect opportunity for them to socialize; enjoy the several interactive activities and live attractions; and get acquainted with the diverse environments that shaped early life in the UAE, through replicas of old villages and settlem ... Read more »

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First of its kind event brings together key industries, academia, and government to discuss the need for a skilled workforce to support the growth of the UAE economy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), members of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster, hosted the first Industry and University Partnerships Forum (I-UP) at Dubai Knowledge Village, bringing together professionals from universities, industry, government departments, and education consultants to discuss potential collaborations, partnerships, research, and business development in an effort to further develop the regional education sector.

The forum featured a series of panel discussions that includes representatives from academic institutions in Dubai as well as leaders from industry sectors, including: Hospitality & Tourism, Islamic Finance, Education, Transport & Logistic ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 9th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Saudi Arabia provinces leaders & respective infrastructure developers are transforming smart cities to Kingdom-wide smart provinces with the vision to enable all participating stakeholders in developing & deploying Inter-Operable & secure infrastructure frameworks. The resounding commitment and support of the Saudi Arabia province leaders, their governments and infrastructure developers is to provide the Kingdom’s citizens with more convenient and comfortable style of living.

Nispana proudly announces The Smart Provinces Summit scheduled on the 28th & 29th January, 2015 Riyadh Saudi Arabia in association with the ITS Arab, Riyadh Techno Valley and Saudi Tabreed as the principal supporting partners. This will ensure,enable and equip the Kingdom’s Stakeholders such as province authorities, infrastructure project developers, public safety authorities and emergency response ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

During a preparatory meeting, the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ discussed the sports activities to be held during the 2015 upcoming sports season, in the presence of liaison officers from 18 departments at Abu Dhabi Police.

The meeting was chaired by Captain Jamal Essa Al Sa’adi, Manager of the Teams and Championships Branch at the Strategy and Performance Development Department. Attendees discussed several topics on the agenda, notably the 2014 sports season’s championships; in addition to the obstacles, proposals, constraints, and the results achieved. They also tackled the upcoming sports season’s program for the year 2015 and the championships that have been approved and introduced for the new season.    

 Captain Al Sa’adi noted that a number of championships for Women Police have been added to the program; other championships for people with spe ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Abu Dhabi Police, managed to arrest a two-member gang trying to hide small electronic devices in ATMs. The two men intended to use the devices to spy on cardholders to steal their debit card numbers, capture the PIN numbers as they are keyed in, and – ultimately – steal their money.  The police managed to promptly arrest the suspects and to save the community from their evil actions.

The Abu Dhabi Police had learned about the intentions of two Eastern European tourists in their thirties, identified as “F” and “M.A”, to carry out ATM-based thefts. Both men were placed under close surveillance and were arrested prying around an ATM, with four small devices “skimmers” in their possession. A set of different other devices were also seized at their hotel room in Abu Dhabi.

Colonel Dr. Rash ... Read more »

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TECOM Investments strengthens ties with UK business community as UAE-UK bilateral trade reaches nearly $20bn

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

In line with the recently announced UAE and Dubai National Innovation Strategy, TECOM Investments’ recently visited the UK to present its innovation vision and strategy to an international audience and target companies.

During the trip to London, a delegation from TECOM Investments, led by Malek Al Malek, CEO of TECOM Business Parks, which included Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone and Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of TECOM’s Media Cluster, hosted UK companies from across the media, ICT and education sectors at a business and networking event at The Ritz.  Malek Al Malek presented TECOM Investments’ innovation strategy to the companies, who are potentially looking to expand their operations to Dubai, ... Read more »

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Dubai Soul, New York Spirit

ME NewsWire

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Serafina Dubai at Souk Al Bahar is proud to unveil FEED Love, dedicating itself to inspiring love and connecting with people around the world on an emotional level. FEED Love will be seeded through all channels and across all markets globally.

“The idea for FEED Love grew from our quest to find a universally inspiring emotion that could be shown and felt. Love is by far the most powerful and most positive. It is very important for us to evoke positivity with FEED Love. From the moment you walk into Serafina, we want it to captivate your imagination; to take you on a journey into the world of love, where you will be enchanted by its countless dimensions,” says Claire Harris, Marketing Manager Serafina, Dubai.

“I think love is important for everyone, and there are different kinds of love. For example, love for food is what inspir ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 12th Congress of the Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation (ASNRT) & the 6th ISN-EMAN update course in Nephrology commenced today at InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE. H.E. Engineer Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) UAE inaugurated and welcomed the attendees with his speech.

The 4 day event ensures a great learning and networking experience, offering courses starting on the first day which includes Peritoneal Dialysis Course and Vascular Access Course. It is followed by the exciting program focusing on Clinical Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation over the three days. In addition, the event will also host the 2nd ISN Middle East Regional Workshop on the 13th of De ... Read more »

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Calling Upon the Sons and Daughters to Confront all Forms of Extremism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 9th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU) and of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), condemned the heinous crime that targeted an innocent children’s teacher that took place in Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. Her Highness hailed the efforts of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the speed in which the ambiguity of the crime was solved, and the record time in which the suspect was apprehended. Her Highness called upon her sons and daughters in the UAE community to further come together in harmony and to confront the extremist ideology and terrorism in all of its forms and levels - for these threats aim to undermine the security and stability enjoyed by the UAE.

Her Highness expressed her deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim, and direc ... Read more »

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DDFC welcomes designers to their first community event with industry experts to outline the importance of designers in building a solid business case for growth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council yesterday brought together a wealth of design and fashion industry experts and top tier journalists for its inaugural community event, at the Fairmont Hotel in Dubai.

CEO of the Council, Nez Gebreel welcomed guests to the pop up urban majlis and officially announced the council’s mandate, its promise and purpose and gave an overview of its upcoming initiatives over the coming year.

The Council’s purpose is to ‘make Dubai the emerging design capital of the world’, an objective that will be achieved by delivering on their promise to ‘create global opportunity and invigorate a world-class design community in Dubai’.

International fashion design ... Read more »

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