EIAST and CNES looking into mutual cooperation opportunities in technical and scientific research

EIAST and CNES looking into mutual cooperation opportunities in technical and scientific research

UAE- The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has discussed prospects of mutual cooperation in the area of scientific researches and space projects with Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the National Centre for Space Studies, during a recent visit to CNES headquarters in Paris, France. The high-level delegation were briefed on the latest developments […]

Drag racers set to battle in a thrilling season finale

Drag racers set to battle in a thrilling season finale

BIC, Sakhir– Races will be won and champions crowned at the fifth and final round of the 2013/2014 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, to be held this week at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Up to three drivers in each of the 13 highly competitive categories are still in the running to claim their respective […]

Masdar awards contracts for advanced energy-efficient desalination pilot project  

Masdar awards contracts for advanced energy-efficient desalination pilot project   

ABU DHABI – Masdar today awarded four companies – Abengoa, Degrémont, Sidem/Veolia and Trevi Systems– with contracts to each start the construction of a desalination plant as part of Masdar’s pilot project in Abu Dhabi. First announced in January 2013, the project aims to develop and demonstrate energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies efficient enough to be […]

RTA reviews Dubai Metro contribution to sustainable environment at Ajman International Environment Conference

RTA reviews Dubai Metro contribution to sustainable environment at Ajman International Environment Conference

AJMAN- The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) participated in the 3rd Ajman International Environment Conference held under the theme (An Innovative Approach to Sustainability), which attracted a wonderful lineup of top international and local experts in the field of environment, water and energy, who discussed and stressed the importance of caring for the quality of […]

Dubai Holding launches special packages to incentivise investors to build 3 & 4 star hotels

Dubai Holding launches special packages to incentivise investors to build 3 & 4 star hotels

DUBAI- Dubai Holding today(May 5th) introduced new commercial incentive packages to encourage hotel and leisure industry investors to enter the three and four-star hotel segment. The step comes as part of Dubai Holding’s strategy to further support the development of Dubai’s tourism sector and in particular the objectives outlined in the Emirate’s Tourism Vision 2020. […]

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 available in the MEA region  

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 available in the MEA region  

DUBAI— Microsoft Corp. today(May 5th) announced that the next major update to it’s flagship ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, is available to customers across the Middle East and Africa region.The announcement came at the Microsoft Business Solutions Summitt hosted in Dubai, UAE for the region’s technology and business executives. Designed to help businesses run […]

Etisalat and Maroc Telecom sign agreement related to Etisalat’s Shareholdings in West African operations

Etisalat and Maroc Telecom sign agreement related to Etisalat’s Shareholdings in West African operations

ABU DHABI- Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (“Etisalat”), Atlantique Telecom SA (“AT”) and Etisalat International Benin Limited (“EIBL”) and Itissalat Al Maghrib (“Maroc Telecom”) have signed a Share Purchase Agreement for the sale of Etisalat’s shareholdings in its operations in Benin, the Central African Republic, Gabon, the Ivory Coast, Niger and Togo. These operations provide both mobile […]

Saudi tourism sector targeting SAR 42.75 Billion revenue in 2014

Saudi tourism sector targeting SAR 42.75 Billion revenue in 2014

JEDDAH– A study by ‘PhoCus Wright,’ a global travel market research firm, has revealed that the steady growth of Saudi Arabia’s travel market has given the country the confidence in expecting an increase in revenue from SAR 38.25 billion in 2012 to SAR 42.75 billion in 2014. The report further stated that the tourism understructure […]