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DUBAI NEWS

RTA Launches E-Wallet Service For Large-Fleet Operators
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invalidated the cash transactions for corporate entities with a fleet of 50 vehicles or more registered in their traffic files and shifted them to e-wallet service as regards vehicle licensing, registration, transfer and the change of ownership.

Cityscape Global Opening Day Sees 27% Increase In Visitors Amid Billion Dollar Project Launches
Cityscape Global has seen a 27% increase in opening day visitor numbers, year on year, as major local and international developers turned out to launch a host of new projects amid a buoyant real estate market.

UAE Is World’s Third Most Attractive Infrastructure Investment Market
The UAE is the third most attractive market in the world for investment in infrastructure, according to EC Harris, the global asset consultancy company.

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DUBAI FEATURES

Residential rents dip after registering an increase for ten consecutive quarters

After registering growth for ten consecutive quarters, average residential rents dipped marginally by 1% during Q3 this year, according to the Q3 2014 Dubai MarketView by global property consulting firm CBRE. The percentage drop, however, has been higher for some individual developments. The highest falls were noted within Dubai's freehold developments, while rental rates across leasehold areas remained more stable with few areas still registering an increase.



Dubai Real Estate Market Sees Welcome Levelling-Off

JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has released its third quarter (Q3 2014) Dubai Real Estate Market Overview report, which provides the consultancy's perspective on the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hotel sectors.. The company has exhibits at Cityscape Global at Stand No. 7C01 and Stand No. 4C39 (the London Residential team) from 21 - 23 September 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.



U.A.E.-US economic, trade, investment relations to see further growth

Economic, trade and investment relations between U.A.E. and the U.S. are steadily flourishing and are poised for further growth and development as the two countries have a common will for bolstering them, and as several opportunities and avenues that are still untapped would deepen their cooperation relations, affirmed Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of U.A.E. Economy, who is leading a large high-profile U.A.E. business delegation to the U.S. for meetings with senior officials.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

31 Emirati Graduates Join du’s New Graduate Trainee Programme
Entering the working world after graduation can be daunting. duís new, more tailored Graduate Trainee (GT) programme not only makes the transition a smooth one.

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority In Collaboration With Lest We Forget Initiative Announces Public Programme For Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) in collaboration with Lest We Forget Initiative has announced its upcoming public programme in support of Qasr Al Hosn’s permanent exhibition, aimed at bringing the stories of past to life.

Etihad Airways To Host Major Global Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is hosting a major recruitment drive globally, seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join the airline’s World Leading Cabin Crew.

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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

 
HCT-Sharjah Opens UAE’s First Hi-Tech Online Learning Zone For Students
Teaching and learning at the HCT Sharjah Women’s College (SWC) has taken on a very hi-tech approach with the opening of its state-of-the-art Online Learning Zone (OLZ).

Postal system to give zip codes to Sharjah
Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, has unveiled the implementation of the pilot phase of application of postal code system in the cities of Sharjah.

Sharjah’s Saif-Zone Successfully Participates In Construct India 2014
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) successfully participated in the 3-day Big 5 Construct India 2014 that concluded on 13 September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India.

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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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