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22/04/2019

Morocco in Abu Dhabi showcases gifted craftsmen

ABU DHABI, 22nd April, 2019 (WAM) -- The fourth edition of ‘Morocco in Abu Dhabi’, running until 30th April, is gaining more success day after day in sustaining ties between the UAE and Morocco, and introducing UAE communities to the inherent Moroccan culture and heritage. One of these cornerstones is traditional workmanship, as a component of the creative Moroccan personality throughout the generations. Traditional industry enthusiasts at ’Morocco in Abu Dhabi’ will have the chance to explore and discover the skilled genius and gifted talents of Moroccan craftsmanship translating ancient heritage and Arabic Islamic legacy, such as copper and silver...
22/04/2019

Five-day weather forecast

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) forecasts weather to be cloudy over the coming five days, and dusty at times over the coming five days. Following is a detailed weather forecast issued by the NCM today for the coming five days: Monday: Dusty and partly cloudy to cloudy at times with a probability of some light rain over the Islands and over some western coast and eastern areas. Wind: Moderate to fresh Southeasterly winds, becoming northwesterly by night westward, with a speed of 20 – 30, reaching 42 km/h at times. Sea: Moderate...
22/04/2019

Yas Conference Centre welcomes Formula Ethara National Finals

ABU DHABI, 22nd April, 2019 (WAM) -- Yas Conference Centre at Yas Marina Circuit has welcomed the fifth edition of Formula Ethara National Finals – a STEAM-based competition for schools from the UAE and, for the first time ever, Oman. Having established a reputation for scholastic excellence since the inaugural event in 2014, the Formula Ethara National Finals 2019 welcomed 47 teams from 23 schools with a total of 185 students at primary school level, all competing for prizes across several categories. This year’s final was the first since the UAE Ministry of Education fully integrated the programme into the...

21/04/2019

UAE stocks gain AED6.2 bn

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- UAE stocks maintained their upward movement and gained around AED6.2 bn in market cap at the end of the Sunday session, driven by a spree of selective purchases targeting blue chips and positive quarterly statements announced by the leading listed companies. Amidst the overall bullish sentiments, the general index of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange closed at 5346 points, 1.03 percent higher than the last trading session, with the Dubai Financial Market following suit, ending at 2820 points, 0.24 percent higher than the Thursday session. Accordingly, Emaar closed high at AED4.97 and Arabtec...
21/04/2019

Speakers announced for Fifth MEPRA Leadership Majlis in partnership with National Media Council

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM)-- The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) today announced its line up of speakers for its fifth Leadership Majlis, a major communications conference to be held in Abu Dhabi in partnership with the National Media Council and hosted by Mubadala Investment Company. The conference will explore how communication professionals can remain relevant in a time of change for the industry and will include speakers from the UK Government, Vice Media, The National, ADNOC, Etihad Aviation Group, PRWeek, Alroeya, UNCHR, Page Society, Alvarez & Marsal plus the key sponsors: National Media Council and Mubadala. The...
21/04/2019

Fifty companies vying for 17th Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organise the closing ceremony of the 17th cycle of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA - 2018 – 2019) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said that SKEA, which was founded in 1999, is one of the first excellence awards launched in the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular. He added that SKEA is not just an award but a complete programme of corporate performance development, which increases competitive capabilities of...

21/04/2019

AED39 bn in cash dividends paid out by listed Emirati companies for 2018

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- To the tune of AED39 billion in cash dividends have been paid out by listed Emirati companies for their stockholders for the year 2018. The generous cash distributions, which earn the UAE companies the lead over other Middle East-based firms in terms of dividend payouts, are reflective of the high-yield stocks traded in the country's two main bourses: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Dubai Financial Market, primarily the banking, real estate and telecommunications shares. According to official figures, the 2018 cash distributions grew 21.8 percent from AED33 bn in 2017, with banks getting...
21/04/2019

Pioneer of UAE geospatial technologies gets Lifetime Achievement Award

AMSTERDAM, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- Lt. General (Retd) Dr. Khalifa Al Romaithi was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Geospatial World Forum 2019 recently held in Amsterdam. According to Geospatial World, Al Romaithi has been instrumental in advancing the geospatial profession in the Middle East, and is considered as the ‘Father of Geospatial Community’ in the UAE and the region. "Having served as head of Military Survey, it was his leadership which facilitated the establishment of NSDI in UAE and encouraged and supported similar initiatives in the region as early as 2004," it added. Recognising the growing value...
21/04/2019

FNC, Russian Duma discuss parliamentary cooperation

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Zaabi, Second Deputy Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, and Head of the UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group, today received a parliamentary delegation from the Russian Duma, which included Buvaisar Hamidovich Saitiev, Member of the Russian Duma, who coordinates the State Duma’s work with the FNC. During the meeting, which was held at the FNC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, both sides discussed ways of promoting cooperation between the UAE and Russia, especially their parliamentary ties. The meeting was attended by members of the FNC and the Friendship Group, including Dr....

21/04/2019

MOFAIC issues travel warning to Sri Lanka

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has issued a warning cautioning UAE citizens from travelling to Sri Lanka following current events taking place in the country. In a statement issued on Sunday, the ministry also urged Emiratis currently in Sri Lanka to exercise caution, to return to the UAE, and to communicate with MOFAIC's call centre at 0097180044444.
21/04/2019

Dubai Future Academy Announces new set of knowledge initiatives

DUBAI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- The Dubai Future Academy has announced the launch of the second Ramadan Pioneer Series, to take place during the Holy Month of Ramadan. In an open discussion format with the audience, the series aims to share knowledge and expertise from pioneers and thought leaders, working on innovative and futuristic ideas. Speakers range from ministers, government and private representatives, startups and academia. The list of speakers for this year’s Ramadan Pioneer Series include, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, CEO of...
21/04/2019

UAE a pioneer in international humanitarian work: Nahyan bin Zayed

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, highlighted the importance of launching joint charity and humanitarian projects to enhance the UAE’s international stature as a leading international donor of humanitarian aid and a model of tolerance, based upon the legacy of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He made this statement during a meeting of the foundation’s board of trustees that was held at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, which was...