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DUBAI NEWS

Moscow welcomes first flydubai flight
Dubai based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Moscow landed today at Vnukovo International Airport and was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute.

Shoppers To Enjoy Extended Mall Timings During ’Eid In Dubai’
Aimed at offering both regional and international shoppers the additional convenience of shopping until early hours of morning during the long Eid break.

Dubai Taxi Launches Saver Driver Program
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently launched the Saver Driver program in collaboration.

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DUBAI FEATURES

Dubai private schools to reach 250 by 2020

The number of private schools in Dubai will reach 250 by the year 2020, according to Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), at the ongoing International and Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF) being hosted by Dubai.



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.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Workforce Grows To Over 1,200 Employees
Emirati nationals now make up 63.4 percent of the workforce at the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), which has grown to over 1,200 employees.

Abu Dhabi Braces To Host ADIPEC 2014, The Third Largest Oil & Gas Gathering Outside North America
Since its inception in 1984, ADIPEC has made remarkable progress in the past thirty years, evolving from a tiny regional event to the third largest gathering in the international oil and gas sector.

NBAD Launches Shariah Dividend Fund
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has launched NBAD Shariah MENA Dividend Leader Fund, which invests in select dividend-paying companies traded on the most promising MENA equities markets.

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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 Museums Department To Host International Symposium "Islamic Civilization In The 21st Century: Global Perspectives" In Partnership With American University Of Sharjah
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Museums Department.

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.

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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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