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Smart Living City Dubai 2014 Inaugurated Amidst Strong Regional And International Participation
H.E. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minster of Economy inaugurated today, the first-ever Smart Living City Dubai 2014, the Dubai edition of the biannual event that focuses on highly successful local and international ’smart’ startups, at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in Dubai.

Investment Corporation Of Dubai And Kerzner International To Redefine Luxury In Dubai With The Royal Atlantis Resort And Residences On The Palm
Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and Kerzner International Holdings Limited (Kerzner), a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and luxury hotels.

Emirates And Jetstar Expand Codeshare On More Routes
Emirates and Jetstar have announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship, to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region providing more choice to Emirates customers.

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American Express Middle East survey shows significant change in spending habits across MENA region

Nearly two-thirds (59%) of luxury spenders in the MENA region are now choosing to spend more of their money on enriching experiences rather than goods, according to the new American Express Middle East Spending Survey*. This is markedly different from the results of a similar survey carried out by American Express Middle East in 2012, which showed respondents were most likely to spend their disposable income on tangible items such as high-end fashion, electronics and the latest cars.



Hong Kong Government to list US$1 billion Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

The Government of Hong Kong has announced plans to list its first successful offering of US$1 billion (AED3.68 billion) Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai as part of its Government Bond Programme. Commissioned with the implementing the initiative of transforming Dubai into a capital of Islamic finance, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum welcomed the decision to list the Hong Kong sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai.



Brand Dubai to feature qualitative, non traditional innovative initiatives

Brand Dubai team has announced to launch a series of important initiatives in the next period to highlight the innovative components of the Dubai developmental experience through implementation of a set of innovative ideas in many areas across the Emirate of Dubai.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

NBAD Teams Up With Real Madrid
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has become the exclusive banking partner of Real Madrid in the UAE. Real Madrid is the worlds’s most valuable football club in terms of revenue and holds the most record titles in the world.

Abu Dhabi Targets Jordan For Tourism Growth With Its First Trade Fam Trip From The Kingdom Operators Eye Leisure, Medical And Religious Tourism Potential
Abu Dhabi has the potential to become a leading intra-regional tourism destination from Jordan according to a delegation of travel industry leaders on a recent whistle-stop visit to the emirate.

NBAD Among World’s 50 Safest Banks 2014
Global Finance, the prestigious international financial magazine, has ranked NBAD in its World’s 50 Safest Banks for the sixth consecutive year.

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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.



Over quarter of Japan’s oil imports came from U.A.E. in July

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), has said that more than a quarter of Japan's imports of crude oil during the month of July this year, came from the United Arab Emirates, with a quantity amounting to 25.47 million barrels.



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SHARJAH NEWS

 
Sharjah To Launch Middle East Watch And Jewellery Exhibition
Under the auspices of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Expo Centre is to organise the 37th Middle East Watch and Jewellery Exhibition to be held from 14th - 18th of October.

Sharjah Ruler Establishes Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri decree pertaining to the establishment of the Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club.

Sharjah Eyes Attractive Indian Market With Road Shows In Five Major Cities
After successful campaigns in Europe and the Gulf, Sharjah has turned its focus once again on the booming Indian tourism market with its India Road Show, to be organised from 15 to 22 September 2014.

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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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