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DUBAI MARITIME AUTHORITY TO HIGHLIGHT DUBAI’S MARITIME SECTOR LEADERSHIP AT POSIDONIA 2016 IN GREECE

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will underline Dubai’s pioneering experience in the transition to a leading global maritime hub during its participation in the upcoming Posidonia 2016 to be held in Athens, Greece from June 6 to 10, 2016. DMCA will also highlight the achievements of the emirate’s smart transformation initiatives as well as its efforts to increase the local maritime community’s competitiveness. …

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ARAB COMPANIES SHOWCASES PRODUCTS AT SÃO PAULO SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION FAIR

UAE – Automechanika Dubai 2016, the latest edition of the largest international automotive aftermarket trade show for the wider Middle East, concluded today (10 May, 2016) and witnessed the active participation of leading Brazilian companies. A total of 23 Brazilian companies showcased their various products and services within a 216-sqm stand. The participation of the attending companies was organized through …

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FAQIHI CLAIMS IMPRESSIVE DOUBLE AS SHAIKH SALMAN TAKES HOME COVETED BIC 2,000CC TITLE

BIC, Sakhir – Mohammed Faqihi, Mishal Alneaimi and Chris Rabie each had twice the reason to celebrate last Friday at National Racing Day held at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. All three secured a double in their respective categories: Faqihi won both the day’s races in the eighth and final round of the BIC 2,000cc Challenge; Alneaimi followed suit …

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ARAB COMPANIES SHOWCASES PRODUCTS AT SÃO PAULO SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION FAIR

UAE – The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has facilitated the participation of Arab companies at the Apas Fair held by the São Paulo Supermarket Association (Apas) from May 2 to 5, 2016 at Expo Center Norte, São Paulo. Leading companies from the UAE, Jordan, and Tunisia are participating in the event and showcasing their products in the ABCC stand …

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SMART DUBAI COLLABORATES WITH ITU AT MALAYSIA MEET TO FINALIZE FIRST SMART CITY INDEX

UAE – Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai’s citywide transformation into a smart city, in conjunction with its strategic partners in Dubai, successfully completed its pilot phase for the initial Smart City Index with the ITU, a specialized United Nations agency; and held official discussions to further revise the first global standard set of smart city KPIs, to measure …

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ORDER OF THE STAR OF ITALY FROM ITALIAN PRESIDENT CONFERRED ON MINISTRY OF ECONOMY UNDERSECRETARY ENG. MOHAMMED AHMED BIN ABDUL AZIZ AL SHEHHI

Sergio Mattarella, the President of Italy, has decreed that the elite Order of the Star of Italy – Commander Class be given to H.E. Eng. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Economic Affairs, in recognition of his outstanding efforts to foster economic cooperation between the business communities of Italy and the UAE. …

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MUHARRAQ STP COMPANY EMPLOYEES RECEIVE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

Manama – As part of Tamkeen’s Professional Certification Scheme, 9 Bahrainis have been certified as level one wastewater plant operators. The certification falls under Tamkeen’s ongoing efforts to establish Bahrainis as the employees of choice. The group obtained the certification following training and official examination held at the headquarters of the Muharraq STP Company under the supervision of the consulting …

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RENOWNED JOURNALIST LYSE DOUCET AND NU-Q SENIOR ALYA HARTYH TO ADDRESS NUQ’S CLASS OF 2016

Doha, Qatar  – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is set to welcome renowned journalist, Lyse Doucet, as the commencement speaker at its 2016 graduation ceremony which will take place on Sunday 1stMay. Also speaking at the ceremony will be Alya Harthy a member of the graduating class. Doucet, a Canadian journalist, currently works as the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent. She …

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WAREHOUSE421 PRESENTS A NEW EXHIBITION: DEPARTURE BY SPANISH SCULPTOR XAVIER MASCARÓ

Famed Spanish sculptor Xavier Mascaró makes his UAE debut at Warehouse421 with the exhibition Departure that presents an installation of 27 iron and bronze boats. The exhibition will be open to the public on 4 May, with Mascaró presenting a public talk on his artistic ideals and inspirations, as well as his interest in Abu Dhabi and its pertinent history. …

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QATAR CAN LEARN FROM LONDON IN BUIDLING SUSTAINABLE, SMART PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM – EXPERTS

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Qatar can learn valuable lessons from London in creating a sustainable interconnected public transport solution as the effects of the oil price slump threaten to impact its infrastructure development plans for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond, experts say. Like other Gulf countries, Qatar is forging ahead with major rail infrastructure development as part of …

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR WELCOMES ITS STRONGEST ACADEMIC CLASS TO DATE

Doha, Qatar – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted an event for the students accepted into its class of 2020. The students who will join NU-Q in September have shown outstanding performance across academic as well as extra-curricular, athletic, and social activities. Adding to NU-Q’s already rich and diverse community, the class of students accepted this year represent 30 countries …

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UAE SHOWCASES IT CLIMATE CHANGE EFFORTS IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York – H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, joined a panel of international figures at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, to raise awareness and promote the United Arab Emirates’ ambitious actions in the area of climate change and environment. The panel included Mr. Adnan Amin, Director General of International Renewable Energy …

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NEIL BUSH, HEAD OF ARABIAN PENINSULA DEPARTMENT AT THE BRITISH FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADDRESSES THE BAHRAIN BRITISH BUSINESS FORUM

Manama, Bahrain – Head of Arabian Peninsula Department at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Mr. Neil Bush gave a keynote speech at the Bahrain British Business Forum Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting yesterday. Mr. Bush discussed the vision and direction of the FCO in the Gulf. BBBF SIG Chairman Mr. Rick Hopper welcomed Mr. Bush and H.E. Mr. …

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PORSCHE WIN OPENING ROUND OF 2016 WEC SEASON IN SILVERSTONE

BIC, Sakhir – Porsche Team were named the winners of the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the UK, held Sunday as the season-opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The defending world champions took home the maximum points despite crossing the finish line behind rivals Audi Sport Team Joest. However, post-race scrutineering revealed that Audi’s winning no. …

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URBAN DIALOGUE by FARRELS IS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

Hong Kong – Farrells, the award winning British design firm behind iconic structures such as MI6 Headquarters in London, Beijing South Station and Hong Kong’s Peak Tower, celebrate their 25th anniversary in Hong Kong this April with URBAN DIALOGUE. The dual exhibition opens today supported by a workshop, a forum, lecture and curator’s tours that offer an in-depth look inside the architect …

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