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DUBAI NEWS

Emirates Leads Premium Segment
Emirates is the number one airline for premium capacity measured in international ASKMs, clocking in 876 million ASKMs per week, according to OAG schedule data for April 2014.

RTA Promotes Employees Health Awareness Education
The Administrative Services Division, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has organized a campaign entitled Health Pulses in cooperation with Sam Medical Center through hosting a bunch of specialists & experts in various health disciplines to contribute to raising health awareness.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Offers Complimentary Digital Newspapers And Magazines To Guests With PressReader
Staying at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is even more comfortable and luxurious thanks to PressReader, a digital all-you-can-read newspaper and magazine service, now available to guests as a complimentary amenity.

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DUBAI FEATURES

DUBAI - TOP DESTINATION FOR GLOBAL EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

As the global financial crisis continues to grip the world’s most advanced economies, the UAE holds prime position - amongst a handful of nations, the Middle East giant stands well positioned for growth, boasting an optimistic business community and robust investment opportunities.



UAE to issue bonds by 2018

The UAE will look to help its banks meet liquidity requirements by issuing Federal Government bonds, possibly by 2018, according to an official at the Finance Ministry. In an attempt to comply with Basel III requirements, UAE banks, such as Emirates NBD and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, will be encouraged to buy some of the dirham-dominated debt.



A Preview of the New Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Sweeping into the palm-lined drive after a remarkably brief ride from Dubai International Airport, the first thing guests will notice are eight ancient olive trees, evoking a Mediterranean vibe and perhaps hinting at the pleasures of the palate to come. Entering the palatial lobby with its dazzling view of the sea here in one of the world's most exciting cities, the moment all but says aloud, you have arrived.


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ABU DHABI NEWS

Al Ain Police Arrest Firework Vendor Of Asian Nationality
The Al Ain Police Directorate recently arrested a vendor of Asian nationality for selling and promoting fireworks. The directorate has begun an investigation and the vendor was transferred to the public prosecution in preparation for his trial.

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits South Iran, 300 Kilometer From Abu Dhabi
UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has registered an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on Richter scale which hit South Iran, 300 kilometers from Abu Dhabi, this morning.

Choi And De Angelo Capture The Emirates Palace Ramadan Open 2014
35 teams took to Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s Championship courses for a weekend of fierce competition at the highly-anticipated Emirates Palace Ramadan Open 2014.

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Abu Dhabi Real Estate Pricing Update

While studio prices in the emirate stand at AED 689,000, a one bedroom in the city costs AED 1.3 million and a two bedroom apartment, AED 2 million. “We’ve released this data based on for-sale homes and rentals listed on our site. Topping the list of places for buying property in Abu Dhabi is Al Reem Island, followed by Al Reef and Al Raha Beach. Al Ghadeer enters the top 10 this quarter; its appeal seems to be rising as it did not make the list in Q2 2013 and 2012,” said Michael Lahyani, CEO and Founder of propertyfinder.ae, the UAE’s leading property site.



Abu Dhabi real estate market experiences growth

JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has released its second quarter (Q2 2014) Abu Dhabi Real Estate Overview report, whichprovides the consultancy's perspective on the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hotel sectors in the Abu Dhabi market.



Zayed Programme approves AED 1.1 billion housing aid

The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, SZHP, has approved the names of 1,369 beneficiaries of the 2nd batch of housing aid valued at AED 1.157 billion. The names of the beneficiaries were approved during a meeting chaired by Dr. Abdullah Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of SZHP. The approval is in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide Emiratis a dignified life since their welfare tops the priorities of the government.



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SHARJAH NEWS

 
Adventureland Serves Up Brand New Thrills And Excitement For EID
Familiesseeking the ultimate in air conditioned fun and excitement this Eid need look no further than Adventureland in Sharjah.

Sharjah International Book Fair Announces Registration For First Joint SIBF /ALA Library Conference
The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has announced that registration is now open for individuals and organisations working in the library sector.

Sharjah Islamic Bank Announces A 50% Rise In Net Profits To Reach AED 202.1 Million For The 2nd Quarter Of 2014
Sharjah Islamic Bank announced its 1st Half 2014 results with Net Profits reaching AED 202.1 million, compared to 134.7 million achieved in the same period last year, a 50% growth rate.

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SHARJAH FEATURES

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.

The Economist praises Sharjah’s efforts in water conservation
The Economist, a weekly international news and business publication, has confirmed that Sharjah s per capita consumption of water is consistent with the recommendations of the United Nations, pointing to the emirate’s numerous efforts in water conservation. A report by Sharjah Media Centre mentioned that the magazine in its recent issue titled "The World in 2014", commended on the fact that daily water consumption in Sharjah is estimated at around 200 liters per person, which is the average recommended by the UN.

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