Month: August 2008

Ras Al Khaimah opens new schools

Ras Al Khaimah will have five new public schools and a kindergarten at the beginning of the new academic year. The new schools have been built to cater for the growing educational needs in Ras Al Khaimah. Abdullah Hammad, Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Education Zone confirmed that around 40,000 students are expected to… Read more »

Specialist dhows in Ras Al Khaimah

Mohammed Abdullah Bahaji owns of one of the oldest dhow workshops in Ras Al Khaimah . He has been in the field of dhow making for more than 50 years and he specialises in making big dhows called booms. A dhow is a traditional Arab sailing vessel with one or more lateen sails but is… Read more »

Turkish novelist Pamuk releases new novel

The Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006 was awarded to Orhan Pamuk from Turkey . The world-famous Turkish novelist has recently released his latest novel "Masumiyet Muzesi", (the Museum of Innocence). Pamuk worked for five years on the "Museum of Innocence", which he said was a flamboyant romance. The focus of the story is an… Read more »

Mitsubishi Corporation enters fleet leasing business in Turkey

The Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited have agreed to make a 45% investment in Ekim Turizm Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S. (Intercity), the first and leading fleet leasing company in Turkey . The company has the largest market share of the fleet leasing business in Turkey. The new partners expect to… Read more »

Spike Lee targets Dubai for movie funding

Hollywood movie maker Spike Lee is looking to Dubai to help fund future films. Lee will come to Dubai in November to build connections and source finance for his movies. "Film-makers need to go anywhere they can to get money," Lee said. The maverick producer-director says with the US suffering from the credit crunch, people… Read more »

Dubai hosts the ICC awards

The fifth ICC Awards will be held in Dubai on September 10th, after plans to stage the event in Lahore fell through. This will be the first time the ceremony is held in Dubai, with the previous editions taking place in London (2004), Sydney (2005), Mumbai (2006) and Johannesburg (2007). David Morgan, the ICC president,… Read more »

The Dubai World Games Expo 2008

The Dubai World Game Expo (DWGE), to be jointly organised by Indiex Conference and the Dubai International Character and Licensing Fair, will run from October 28th-30th at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The biggest electronic gaming exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa will bring together world leaders of the industry. The… Read more »

Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree at the University of Bolton, Ras Al Khaimah

The manufacturing and logistics sector is a key sector critical to the future development of the United Arab Emirates. With globalisation as the driving force, manufacturing companies are faced with increasingly complex cross border supply chains that in turn need complex managerial and people skills. The University of Bolton Ras Al Khaimah now offers an… Read more »