Month: September 2008

Doctor puts Ras Al Khaimah on the map

The people of Ras Al Khaimah call him “The Doctor” but Dr Khater Massaad sees himself more as the maestro of an orchestra that is working to put Ras Al Khaimah on the world map. Since arriving in Ras Al Khaimah 16 years ago, Dr Massaad has become a central figure in the emirate’s economic… Read more »

Eid shoppers swarm souqs and malls in Ras Al Khaimah

In Ras Al Khaimah malls and traditional souqs are buzzing with shoppers who are being spoilt for choice by Ramadan sales. With the Eid Al Fitr celebration marking the end of Ramadan, families are swarming to shops to buy new clothes and to keep traditions alive by buying jewellery for the special occasion. "Apart from… Read more »

Support for Turkey from former French Premier

Michel Rocard, former French prime minister (1988-1991) and now a member of the European Parliament, strongly defends the case for Turkey's membership in his new book "Oui a la Turquie" (Yes to Turkey ), published at the beginning of September. Rocard feels that Turkey is indispensable for Europe's future, that Turkey's membership is Europe's life… Read more »

Turkey’s hopes for election to International Atomic Energy Agency

Turkey is likely to be elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in elections that will be held during the ongoing annual assembly of the international body in Vienna. During the general conference, elections will be held for 11 members of the 35 member board of governors whose terms… Read more »

Dubai to host travel and tourism conference

Dubai has beaten off competition from rival Gulf destinations to host next year’s Institute of Travel & Tourism conference. The event will be held on June 8th-10th at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. Ian Scott, UK and Ireland director of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “Dubai boasts a strong and diverse economy along… Read more »

Dubai Government’s Eid in Dubai initiative

The Dubai Government's newly launched initiative, "Eid in Dubai", has successfully attracted many private sector entities in Dubai as sponsors. One of the sponsors of the event, Mohammad Qasim Al Ali, chief executive of National Bonds, said that they "are confident that 'Eid in Dubai' will attract a large audience from around the world and… Read more »

Dubai set to shine at the World Travel Market 2008

As the World Travel Market 2008 fast approaches, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is planning for its biggest and best year yet. Dubai has had a very successful year with an 8.6 percent increase in international visitors for the first half of 2008. The UK and Ireland have been driving the growth in visitor… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah appoint Brazilian coach

In the first division league, Ras Al Khaimah Football Club has not had a good run recently. Al Ittihad beat Ras Al Khaimah convincingly in an away game and they have already lost to rivals Emirates. In the two matches they only scored one goal but conceded seven. However they will be hoping their luck… Read more »