Month: November 2008

Dubai to host UAE Defence Technology Summit

The UAE Advanced Defence and Security Technology Summit will be held in Dubai on 27th and 28th April 2009 and will give leading defence and security policy makers the opportunity to meet with international technology providers and contractors. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Defence, the summit will bring together global leaders… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah celebrates UAE National Day

The Civil Aviation Department in Ras Al Khaimah announced a National Identity Programme to mark the UAE 37th National Day. Shaikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, who heads the department, said the programme aims to sponsor social activities. He added that the department will educate the coming generations about the civil aviation services. He said… Read more »

Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010 plans unveiled

The city of Istanbul in Turkey unveiled its plans for celebrating its nomination as European Capital of Culture 2010. The planned projects, ranging from street art to music festivals, are dedicated to the ancient philosophy of Aristotle who said everything is made up of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. "This is how… Read more »

Dubai clears debt of Dh2.4 billion

Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group, the holding company of Dubai Holding's real estate, tourism, infrastructure and telecommunications subsidiaries, yesterday said it has repaid Dh2.4 billion of maturing bonds and loans this month, in a move economists say will reassure investors about Dubai's ability to meet its debt commitments. "Dubai and its entities will see various… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah youth football team aim for success

The boys at the Ras Al Khaimah English Speaking School look forward to their annual trip to Dubai for the Go Sport youth football tournament. The team is comprised mainly of Emiratis, including three royal family members and there are a few western expatriates who are part of the group. The Ras Al Khaimah School… Read more »

Turkish students on environmental visit to Sanibel

Students and teachers from the prestigious Koc International School in Istanbul, Turkey began their visit to Sanibel in Florida with a visit to the unique Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The group’s visit was part of an exercise in the study of global conservation and the environmental impact of urbanization and tourism on world ecosystems and the… Read more »

QE2 to boost Dubai Tourism

Renovation of the QE2 in Dubai could give a substantial boost to the tourism sector. Dubai residents are excited at the prospect of having something as huge as the QE2 coming to Dubai. They feel it will add additional jobs in Dubai and create a historical landmark that attracts tourists. Samantha S., an architect based… Read more »

UAE education sector expands

Leaders in the UAE have taken several initiatives to improve education infrastructure in the country and as such the UAE can now boast world-class schools, universities and technical institutions. The UAE education sector is witnessing the next phase of expansion to prepare the young generation for the manpower needs of the huge industrial projects in… Read more »