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DUBAI NEWS

Longest Breath-Hold World Record Attempt At Dubai’s Extreme Sports Expo
Fazza Freediving Champion, Branko Petrovic, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest breath-hold underwater also known as static apnea next month.

Extended Metro Hours Friday, 3 October
In collaboration with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the Dubai World Trade Centre has announced extended metro timings on Friday, 3 October

98% Of Shops In Wasl District’s Souq Leased Out In Less Than Two Months
wasl properties, one of the largest real estate companies in Dubai and a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management, has announced the lease of 98% of the available retail units in the wasl district Souq.

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DUBAI FEATURES

Monetary and Banking Developments for August 2014

The U.A.E. Central Bank has announced that the money supply aggregate M0 (currency in circulation + currency at banks) decreased by 7.6 percent, from AED 72.1 billion at the end of July 2014 to AED 66.6 billion at the end of August of the same year. The money supply aggregate M1 (currency in circulation plus monetary deposits, i.e., current accounts and call accounts at banks) decreased by 0.5 percent, from AED 433.6 billion at the end of July 2014 to AED 431.4 billion at the end of August of the same year.



Dubai Emerging as Global Higher Education Hub

Global transnational education (TNE) students are increasingly seeing Dubai as a global higher education hub akin to the USA, UK, Australia and Canada, said Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), part of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster, at a prestigious education conference in the UAE this week.



UAE general public and business leaders favourable towards Government to guide economy

Favourability towards the U.A.E. government is overwhelmingly high with 83 percent of the general public and 90 percent of business executives citing a "favourable" view of the leadership compared to a global average of 43 percent, according to the first CNBC/Burson-Marsteller Corporate Perception Indicator.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

MOF Issues Its 5th Annual Statistical Report On The Gulf Common Market
The UAE has continued to achieve outstanding results in implementing Gulf Common Market (GCM) decisions, according to figures published in the 5th annual statistical report.

H.E Sheikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Approves Key Elements And Attractions Of Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Advisor to His Highness the Ruler of the UAE, President of the Camel Race Association and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014.

ADIPEC Awards 2014 Receive Record-Breaking Number Of Entries From Leading Oil And Gas Companies
The prestigious Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Awards have received a record number of entries this year, with an increase of 100 submissions compared to 2013.

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ABU DHABI FEATURES

UAE University ranked among world’s top 400 Universities

The U.A.E. University has been ranked among the best 400 universities, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The QS based its classification on a number of strict requirements, among others, the academic reputation, recruitment and productivity indicators, research, proportion of teaching staff to students, attractiveness of university to professors and foreign students.



SCAD issues quarterly report on non-oil merchandise trade

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has issued its quarterly report on non-oil merchandise trade through the ports of the Emirate of Abu for Q2 2014 to support decision makers and businesses with accurate and up-to-date statistics on the non-oil merchandise that entered or exited the territory of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through the emirate’s ports (including air, sea and land ports) during the reference period.



ADPC, TCA Abu Dhabi take ’Cruise Abu Dhabi’ international

 The concept design of Abu Dhabi’s planned permanent cruise passenger terminal is to be unveiled later this month at Europe’s most prestigious cruise event, Seatrade Med 2014, from 16-18 September in Barcelona, Spain. The model is being showcased by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) following an international design competition and extensive industry stakeholder input. An important element of the competition was the commitment to hire two leading Emirati architectural graduates, to join the project team for the development of the architectural design.



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SHARJAH NEWS

 
Sharjah’s Department Of Children Centres Develops Children’s Artistic Talents Through Cartoon Flip Book Workshop
The series of artistic workshops for children – which will be held till next November - continues ahead of preparation for the fourth edition of the Sharjah Children’s Biennale organised by the Department of Children Centres in Sharjah.

Shurooq Promotes Sharjah’s Investment Opportunities In US
Continuing its commitment to promoting the investment potential of the Emirate of Sharjah, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has concluded a series of high profile investment meetings with premier U.S.

Al Yousuf Group initiates Energy Saving Awareness Campaign
Saving energy is about adopting simple measures in our everyday lives, says Mr. Eqbal Al Yousuf, President of Al Yousuf Group.

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SHARJAH FEATURES

Sharjah seeks to benefit from Silk Road revival

Aiming to better integrate regional economies into China's global supply chain, Sharjah showcased the key role it can play in the revival of the old 'Silk Road' at a recent high-profile event held in Xiamen, China. At the WTCA (World Trade Centers Association Inc) Access China Program's 18th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, successfully presented World Trade Centre Sharjah and the Middle East region to the Chinese and international business community.


New book features unique collection of Islamic textiles from Sharjah

One of the world’s most important collections of Islamic textiles from the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation is being celebrated in a new publication created by Sharjah Museums Department (SMD).



Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
Established in 1996 by the Government of Sharjah, the SCTDA has been in the forefront of promoting and taking Sharjah to the world with its relentless efforts and unmatched enthusiasm. The Authority constantly explores possibilities and avenues of promoting and developing tourism and commercial sectors in the emirate through special events, activities and festivals at home and around the world. It pursues its goals by planning and drawing up strategic plans to promote and develop tourism sector in all its forms. It conducts social and economic research and studies as well to evolve its strategies and pursue its goals. And as part of its strategy to promote Sharjah, SCTDA participates in local, regional and international exhibitions, focusing on the factors of distinction and exclusivity.

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