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DAFZA highlights substantial investment prospects for Singaporean firms during seminar
Singaporean firms, which are among the most active Asia-Pacific exporters to Dubai, are among the top countries in DAFZA’s Asia-Pacific companies.

Female weightlifter Aisha Al Balushi to represent UAE at Rio Olympics
Emirati female weightlifter Aisha Al Balushi will be representing the UAE in Rio Olympic Games, to be held in Brazil in August.

RTA Announces Service Timings During Eid Al-fitr Holiday
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the timings of its different services during the Eid al-Fitr holidays covering customer service centers, car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicles testing & registration centers.

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Dubai Chamber donates 5000 boxes of books to My Family Reads initiative

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has supported the My Family Reads initiative with 5000 boxes of Arabic books for readers of different age groups. Launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, the initiative aims to promote the culture of reading among Emirati families and support the UAE’s commitment to spreading cultural awareness in 2016, officially designated late last year as the Year of Reading. 

Emerging Markets to benefit from 12th World Islamic Economic Forum

Country leaders and business communities from different parts of the globe are expected to gather at the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia this year, from 2 to 4 August. Jakarta will be hosting the event for the second time, following the successes of WIEF forums that had been held in major cities including Kuala Lumpur, Astana, Dubai, Kuwait, and London.

Dubai remains MENA region’s most transparent real estate market

Dubai has recorded continued progress and retained its position as the most transparent real estate market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to JLL and LaSalle Investment Management's 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI). The Emirate placed (48th) out of 109 markets covered globally to remain in the 'Semi-Transparent' category, improving by a respectable 23 points to be among the top 25 global improvers. Abu Dhabi, ranked (59th) globally, while Saudi Arabia (63rd) and Egypt (65th) have nudged into the 'Semi-Transparent' group for the first time.

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Miral Signs MoU with skyTran to Revolutionise Transportation in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island
Yas Island currently attracts over 25 million visitors every year to attractions which include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit.

ADFD Hosts Lecture On Importance Of Loyalty To Homeland
In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Director of Fatwa Department at the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company says e-registration now compulsory for all passengers at Abu Dhabi airport
Abu Dhabi Airports Company today said that registration of passports for electronic use to improve passenger flow at Abu Dhabi International Airport is now compulsory.

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Financial markets to close on Tuesday and resume on July 10

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced that financial markets will be closed from July 5-9, and will resume trading on July 10 on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The authority announced the holiday based on circular No. 25 of year 2016, issued by the Federal Government Human Resources Authority, after coordination with the financial markets. 

UAE, Macedonia sign open skies agreement

The UAE and Macedonia have signed an open skies agreement to allow an unlimited number of their designated national flag carriers to operate unrestricted scheduled charter and non-charter operations with full traffic rights between all points. The agreement allows for full flexibility on the routes, capacity, and types of aircraft. 

Abu Dhabi Duty Free Launches e-Commerce Website

Designed to further enhance the passenger experience at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), Abu Dhabi Duty Free has launched its website,, to enable travelers to browse and shop online from where ever they are, prior to their arrival at the airport. The online store, which initially offers around 1000 of the most popular products varying from beauty, fragrances, food and confectionary, to jewelry, sunglasses, watches, souvenirs, and toys, will allow passengers to select their desired items online and pick them up from designated collection points conveniently located inside Abu Dhabi Duty Free. Products are available for guests departing, arriving, or transiting through the airport, and those who are using the exclusive VIP terminal.

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Sahara Centre Announces The Lucky Winner Of An AED 40,000 Makeover & Shopping Spree With Beauty Expert Joelle
Sahara Centre has announced the winner of a makeover and shopping spree with well-known beauty expert Joelle worth AED 40,000, with the prize awarded to lucky recipient Russian national Zarina Alieva.

Bee’ah And Kalba Municipality Sign Contract To Provide Integrated Environmental Solutions
Bloom Education, the education division of Bloom Holding, has announced the appointment of Dr Kenneth Greig as Head Master of Brighton College Al Ain.

Sahara Centre Announces Its Ramadan And Summer Promotion
A bounty of first-rate prizes are available at this year’s Sahara Centre Ramadan and Summer Promotion. The popular Sharjah retail and leisure destination has announced the details of its annual event, which runs from 6th June until 21st August.

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SHARJAH FEATURES 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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