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DUBAI NEWS

Dubai Customs Ready To Welcome Dubai’s Eid Al Adha Visitors And The Return Of Pilgrims
Dubai Customs has set everything up and ready for receiving visitors to the UAE, arriving through Dubai International Airport to celebrate Eid Al Adha holidays and the return of UAE nationals and residents who performed Hajj.

RTA Launches New Tourist Trips For Dubai Ferry From Al Mamzar Marine Transport Station
The Marine Transport Department, Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched a new tourist route for Dubai Ferry from Al Mamzar Marine Transport Station exclusively on Thursdays and Fridays.

Hop-On And Experience Dubai With Dnata And City Sightseeing
dnata, with its partner, City Sightseeing Worldwide, has started operations of Dubai’s newest hop-on, hop-off city tour.

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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

Al Ain Zoo: Fun-Filled Activities In Celebration Of Eid Al Adha
In celebration of Eid Al Adha, Al Ain Zoo has announced a wide array of traditional performances and entertainment activities during the holidays for an unforgettable family zoo experience.

Seduce Your Senses with Seasonal Truffles at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
During the month of October, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is inviting guests to seduce their senses at its signature restaurant, 55&5th, The Grill.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Aims To Reign In Spain
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – Abu Dhabi’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race - is primed and ready for its first Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) competitive clash this weekend - the Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, October 4.

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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 Registers 1 Million Hotel Occupants In 6 Months In 2014, Up By 15 Per Cent
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority ,SCTDA, has unveiled its tourism statistics for the first half of Year 2014.

Sharjah Unveils Details Of First Ever International Conference On Refugee Children In The Region
The Organizing Committee of Investing In the Future: Protecting Refugee Children and Adolescents - MENA’ (IIFMENA) unveiled in a press conference that was held yesterday.

Al Qasba Gears Up To Celebrate Eid Al Adha With Fun Activities
Al Qasba, Sharjah’s popular family and tourist spot, is set to once again be playground for all ages, with a very special line-up of international entertainment planned this Eid Al Adha from 4th - 6th October.

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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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