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DUBAI NEWS

Paper Arabia 2014, To Be Held From September 21 To 23, Adds Corrugated And Carton Industries To Its Portfolio
According to the Future of Corrugated Board Packaging up to 2019 report published recently, the global corrugated packaging industry generated nearly 90 million tonnes of finished products, worth over $140 billion in 2013.

University Of Dubai Joins Hands With Retail Pro To Offer Retail Certification Series
University of Dubai (UD) and Dubai Chamber of Commerce have signed an agreement with Retail Pro International on September 9, 2014, to deliver a new Retail Certification Series aiming at fostering sustained retail growth in the Middle East.

MOF Discusses Updates On The International Requirements For Transparency And The Exchange Of InFormation To Prepare For The Second Phase Of The Global Forum’s Assessment
In line with the Ministerial Council for Services decision to implement the G20 resolutions for the exchange of information for tax purposes.

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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.



Social media photography a worldwide phenomenon driving consumer tech sales

Although almost 200 years since it was invented, photography is enjoying unprecedented growth thanks to the rise of social media. With one in four people around the world now accessing social media platforms on a regular basis- Instagram alone receives 40 million uploads a day - social photography is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

Opening And Closing Night Films Of Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 Confirmed
Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), powered by twofour54, will open, for the first time, with a locally produced film - FROM A TO B by Emirati director Ali Mostafa and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

First Etihad Airways Butlers Depart For Savoy Academy Training
The first group of Etihad Airways’ unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London.

Mashreq Opens The Region’s Smart Banking Branch In Al Ain
In line with some of its recent innovations, leading financial institution Mashreq opened a cutting-edge branch in Al Ain on Thursday.

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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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