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DUBAI NEWS

Agricultural Bank Of China Celebrates Listing One Billion Renminbi Bond On Nasdaq Dubai
Min Fang, Senior Executive Officer of the Dubai branch of Agriculture Bank of China (ABC), today rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of a one billion renminbi (163 million dollar) bond on NASDAQ Dubai.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Awarded Green Globe Certification
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, part of Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is proud to announce it has been accredited with the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC).

Deyaar Unveils Master Plan Of AED 3.5B New Upscale Development ’Midtown’ At Cityscape 2014
Deyaar Development PJSC, a customer-focused, trusted and valued developer with in-depth market intelligence and property management expertise, has unveiled the masterplan of its 5.5 million sq feet (build up) upscale development ’Midtown by Deyaar’.

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DUBAI FEATURES

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.



U.A.E.-US economic, trade, investment relations to see further growth

Economic, trade and investment relations between U.A.E. and the U.S. are steadily flourishing and are poised for further growth and development as the two countries have a common will for bolstering them, and as several opportunities and avenues that are still untapped would deepen their cooperation relations, affirmed Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of U.A.E. Economy, who is leading a large high-profile U.A.E. business delegation to the U.S. for meetings with senior officials.



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ABU DHABI NEWS

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH), One Of UAE’s Leading Hotel, Tourism, Transport And Catering Groups, Has Newly Appointed Mr. Ignace Bauwens As Chief Executive Officer
Equipped with a 25 year longstanding career, working for top-notch hotel chains like Intercontinental Hotel Groups (IHG) and Accor, Mr. Bauwens strategically aims to increase brand and shareholders’ value under his leadership.

Etihad Airways To Enter New Markets In
The fast-growing Caucasus region will be a major focus-area for the airline next year, with the new service to Baku, Azerbaijan, four times a week from 1st October, while Tbilisi in Georgia, will be served three times a week from 2nd October.

Seychelles Strategic Plan Charette To Commence
The first stakeholder charette for the Seychelles Strategic Plan will be held in Victoria, the Seychelles capital, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced today.

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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

 
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.

Sharjah’s Saif-Zone Successfully Participates In Construct India 2014
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) successfully participated in the 3-day Big 5 Construct India 2014 that concluded on 13 September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India.

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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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