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DUBAI NEWS

Plans Crystallise For Lagoon At Centre Of Dubai
Stretching across 7 kilometres and covering 90 acres within the 1,100-acre spread of District One, Crystal Lagoons will have a minimum width of 40 metres and a maximum depth of 2.5 metres.

DGCX Signs MOU With China Futures Association
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, has further expanded its relationship with the Chinese derivatives market with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Futures Association.

UAE’s Dynamic Cultural Context And Creative Potential Take Centre Stage At ’Dubai Next’ Talks By Dubai Culture At Opening Week Of Expo Milano 2015 And La Biennale Di Venezia
The dynamic cultural context of the UAE and the country’s creative potential were highlighted at inspiring discussions organised by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

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DUBAI FEATURES

Dubai Properties unveils new tower at popular Dubai Wharf development

Dubai Properties, leading real estate developer, has unveiled a new residential tower at Dubai Wharf, a multi-million dirham mixed-use project in the heart of its much anticipated destination at Dubai Creek. The strategic launch of the new tower comes at a time when major infrastructure works around the ambitious master development is almost completed.



Dubai retains second position for international retailer representation

Dubai retained its position as the second most important international shopping destination globally for the fourth consecutive year, closely behind London, which also retained its number one position, according to the 2015 edition of "How Global is the Business of Retail?" by leading global property advisor CBRE.



UAE is the most competitive market in the Middle East

The UAE is the most competitive market in the Middle East and amongst the top 10 globally. ''This did not happen by accident. Building on our heritage, our founding fathers charted the path for our nation’s economic progress and prosperity more than 40 years ago. The UAE has always embraced competition and free market principles from our earliest days as a small trading post until today, Sheikh Mohamed said in the foreward of the Emirates Group annual report 2014-2015.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

Abu Dhabi Hosts First Ever Aldar Academies Inter-school Jiu-Jitsu Cup
Aldar Academies hosted its first ever inter-school Jiu-Jitsu Cup in Abu Dhabi yesterday, at the Al Bateen Secondary School, supported by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Palm Sports LLC.

Abu Dhabi’s Waha Capital Plans $500M Shariah-Compliant Fund
Abu Dhabi-based Waha Capital plans to launch its second infrastructure fund this year with a value of $500 million (Dh1.83 billion) to invest in Mena and Turkey.

Three Cities In Four Days As Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Industry Heads To The USA
Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is embarking on a four-day, three-city roadshow in North America next week as it looks to build on increasing inbound tourism from the continent.

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ABU DHABI FEATURES

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee showcases Innovator Programme at Think Science

The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, TDC, showcased its Innovator Programme, an initiative recently launched to nurture innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship within the UAE community, at the Think Science Fair 2015 that took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 5th to 7th May.



Etihad Guest takes double honours at Freddie Awards

Etihad Airways’ frequent flyer programme, Etihad Guest, has been recognised as one of the best loyalty programmes in the world. The airline received the award for ‘Best Elite Programme’, for the array of superior benefits it provides to Silver, Gold and Platinum members, and the ‘Best Affinity Credit Card’ award for its Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, ADCB, co-branded card, at the 2015 Freddie Awards held in Atlanta, GA, United States, on 30th April.



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.



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SHARJAH NEWS

 
Sharjah Museums Department Hosts Haq Al Leila Event
We would like to invite you to send a reporter and/or photographer to attend the Sharjah Museum Department’s mid Sha’aban event (Haq Al Leila).

Sharjah Fort Hosts Family Workshops To Celebrate IMD
Sharjah Fort, the emirate’s most important historic building, has organised a series of family workshops on sustainability to celebrate Sharjah Museums Department’s participation in International Museum Day.

SCTDA Participates In Gulf Promotional Tour Under The Umbrella Of National Council Of Tourism And Antiquities
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded its participation in a promotional tour to the Gulf capitals.

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Sharjah24.ae

sharjah24.ae is an online newspaper, launched in February 2015 and operated under the purview of Sharjah Media Centre - the media and communications arm of the government of Sharjah with its editorial desklocated in Sharjah. The website serves the public as a reliable reference for daily news consumption about events taking place in the United Arab Emirates andthe emirate of Sharjah in particular.



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.



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