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 2020-07-05 06:58 

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues law regulating drone activity in Dubai...

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued Law No. 04 of 2020, outlining the regulations governing drone activity in Dubai.The Law aims to reduce risks as...

 2020-07-05 06:58 

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Dubai Tourism shares industry outlook with stakeholders...

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, hosted a virtual forum for stakeholders and partners to share its industry outlook ahead of the city's reopening to international tourists on 7th July. The forum provided a first-hand in...

 2020-07-05 06:58 

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In the run up to the first Arab probe lift-off to Mars 'Arab Space Pioneers' programme launched...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the 'Arab Space Pioneers' programme that aims to build Arab expertise in space science and technologies.Overse...

 2020-07-05 06:03 

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Mohamed bin Zayed tours model farms in Abu Dhabi...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday, visited several youth-owned model farms in Al Bahia area of Abu Dhabi.He was accompanied during his tour by H.H....

 2020-07-04 06:59 

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 2020-07-02 06:05 

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Mohammed bin Rashid: Hope Probe is an accomplishment for every Arab and a source of pride for every Emirati...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed the final preparations of the Hope Probe, scheduled to launch to Mars on 15th July.The meeting was chaired by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamm...

 2020-07-01 07:01 

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Mohamed bin Zayed raises value of prizes of 16th Liwa Date Festival...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ordered those concerned to raise the value of prizes and increase the number of categories of the 16th Liwa Date Festival.The...

 2020-07-01 07:01 

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MoHAP, "Make a Wish" Foundation grant wishes of children with COVID-19...

As part of its keenness to strengthen the communal solidarity and to support children with COVID-19 by alleviating their psychological burden and reassuring them to get through this crisis, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, in cooperation with...

 2020-07-01 07:01 

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Hamdan bin Mohammed announces conclusion of Phase One of Dubai 10X...

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, said that Dubai 10X has achieved massive leaps in disruptive gover...

 2020-06-30 07:57 

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Maktoum bin Mohammed chairs remote meeting of Strategic Affairs Council...

H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai today chaired a remote meeting of the Strategic Affairs Council of The Executive Council.H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al...

 2020-06-30 07:57 

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Hamdan bin Zayed praises support of UAE's leadership for ERC's work...

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, praised the support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin R...

 2020-06-30 07:01 

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UAE announces gradual reopening of mosques, other places of worship from 1st July...

The UAE government Monday announced that mosques, prayer spaces, and other places of worship will gradually reopen nationwide from 1st July and operate at 30 percent capacity. The development comes in coordination with relevant federal and local authoriti...

 2020-06-29 12:34 

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Emirates adds new flights, bringing network to over 50 cities in July...

Emirates airline has announced that it will add another four destinations to its passenger schedule in July.The Dubai-based carrier will re-start passenger flights to Cairo and Tunis from 1st July, and Glasgow from 15th July and Male from 16th July.The ad...

 2020-06-29 12:34 

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Ministry of Culture launches second phase of National Creative Relief Programme...

The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development has launched the second phase of the National Creative Relief Programme to support creative and cultural companies during the pandemic.The programme provides financial grants ranging between AED15,000 -75,...

 2020-06-29 12:34 

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Mohammed bin Rashid Inaugurates Dubai Future Labs...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today commended talented Emirati youth and the determination of the UAE society for the nation's optimistic and positive outlook for the near future...

 2020-06-29 07:03 

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Cabinet approves national system for sustainable agriculture and additional AED320 mn budget for national universities...

In its meeting held remotely on Sunday, the Federal Cabinet approved a national system for sustainable agriculture and an additional AED320 million budget for national universities.''Today I chaired a Cabinet meeting in which we approved a nationa...

 2020-06-29 07:03 

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Sustainable agriculture is an economic and social necessity for our country, says Mohammed bin Rashid...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has underlined the importance of food security as a key element of comprehensive development and highlighted UAE's keenness to formula...

 2020-06-29 07:03 

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UAE leaders congratulate President of Seychelles on Independence Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Danny Faure, President of Seychelles, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, marked on 29th June.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...

 2020-06-28 07:59 

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Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps featuring 'Dubai, Capital of Arab Media 2020'...

The Dubai Press Club, in collaboration with Emirates Post, announced the issuance of a set of commemorative stamps featuring the...

 2020-06-28 07:59 

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During UAE Government's regular media briefing on COVID-19: Fines, administrative penalties remain in place against violators...

The UAE government today announced that more than 52,527 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted among UAE citizens and residents, resulting in the detection of 378 new cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 47,360.This was announ...

 2020-06-28 07:04 

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree on Board of Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment...

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Decree No. (15) of 2020 on the formation of the Board of the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment.According to t...

 2020-06-25 07:05 

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Dubai leads global FDI destinations in readiness and resilience...

Despite the decline in greenfield foreign direct investment, FDI, globally at the beginning of 2020 due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai has maintained its leading position among the top three global FDI destinations during the firs...

 2020-06-25 07:05 

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UAE announces completion of National Disinfection Programme...

The United Arab Emirates announced the completion of the National Disinfection Programme, effective Wednesday.This came at the UAE government's regular media briefing wherein Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of the UAE Government, Dr Sai...

 2020-06-25 07:05 

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Hamdan bin Mohammed visits Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences...

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said a strong foundation of scientific and academic research is essential to realise our aspirations for the future.To create a solid res...

 2020-06-25 07:05 

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UAE leaders congratulate Mozambican President on Independence Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of congratulations to Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, observed on June 25th.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid...

 2020-06-24 06:10 

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Expanding domestic food production to achieve self-sufficiency strategic objective: Mohammed bin Rashid visits Fish Farm in Dubai...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that expanding domestic food production to achieve self-sufficiency is a strategic objective and one of the main pillars of the National Food S...

 2020-06-24 06:10 

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Mansour bin Zayed chairs board meeting of Emirates Investment Authority...

The Emirates Investment Authority's board of directors today held a video conference meeting under the chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and the Chairman of the EIA.The...

 2020-06-24 06:10 

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Muslim Council of Elders welcomes Saudi Arabia's decision on Hajj...

The Muslim Council of Elders has welcomed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's decision to host the Hajj pilgrimage this year to a limited number of pilgrims who reside within the Kingdom.The Council praised the Kingdom's decision as a balance between th...

 2020-06-24 06:10 

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Nahyan bin Mubarak launches Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation e-library...

Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, and President of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, launched the First Electronic Library specialising in date palm cultivation, date...

 2020-06-23 06:11 

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91 Scientists from 26 institutions across the UAE apply for Al Jalila Foundation's research grants to combat COVID-19...

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that 91 scientists from 26 educational institutions across the UAE have applied for seed grants for research on combating the novel Coronavirus (COVID...

 2020-06-23 06:11 

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UAE lauds Saudi decision on this year's Haj...

The UAE Hajj Affairs Office, HAO, announced today that it will not participate in the 1441 H/ 2020 AD Haj season, following Saudi Arabia's decision, whereby, a very limited number of pilgrims who already reside in Saudi Arabia, would be able to perfor...

 2020-06-23 06:11 

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Dubai Tourism reaffirms support to stakeholders amid significant progress in second phase of industry revival...

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reaffirmed its strong commitment to support its stakeholders in the UAE and across the world through a series of virtual meetings to discuss the current and post-pandemic situation.T...

 2020-06-23 06:11 

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Dubai Municipality launches 'Dubai Here', an e-system that provides comprehensive geospatial data and maps of Dubai...

Dubai Municipality's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Centre has launched 'Dubai Here', an electronic system that provides access to geospatial data and maps of the emirate.The new system features 2D and 3D maps of Dubai's land plots, ...

 2020-06-22 06:13 

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Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah surprises emirate's employees with inspirational video message...

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has urged employees in the emirate to continue working and providing services of the highest quality, while adhering to all measures that have been put in place to ma...

 2020-06-22 06:13 

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Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 8.96 million, death toll at 467,390...

More than 8.96 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 467,390 have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Monday.Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the f...

 2020-06-22 06:13 

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Need to focus on cybersecurity, adopt AI to protect vital sectors: DFF...

A series of reports from the Dubai Future Research, an initiative by the Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, anticipates the future of vital sectors in the aftermath of the ongoing global coronavirus crisis with several intelligence agencies worldwide exploring...

 2020-06-21 07:09 

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UAE welcomes IAEA's adoption of resolution regarding Iran's nuclear sites...

The UAE welcomed the adoption of a draft resolution submitted by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency calling on Iran to fully cooperate with the Agency and meet its demands without de...

 2020-06-21 07:09 

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Ministry of Climate Change, International Fund for Houbara Conservation sign agreement to strengthen Houbara protection...

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, IFHC, inked a memorandum of understanding, MoU, to enhance joint efforts to save the species from extinction.Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minist...

 2020-06-21 07:09 

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Education and Human Resources Council, chaired by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, briefed on possibility of resuming study across general educational institutions in September with restrictions...

The Education and Human Resources Council, at a meeting chaired by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was briefed on the Ministry of Education's plan and vision on the possibility of re-opening educational institutions across the country.During...

 2020-06-21 07:09 

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RTA completes construction of Al Quoz Bus Depot...

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, announced the completion of Al Quoz Bus Depot to support the daily movement of buses.The new facility, which complements oth...

 2020-06-18 06:16 

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Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announces resumption of new set of economic, cultural, recreational activities...

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktou...

 2020-06-18 06:16 

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UAE ranks first in terms of screening per capita; Government announces travel protocols for citizens, and residents; The age limit for shopping malls, sports facilities and restaurants is amended...

Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said:...

 2020-06-18 06:16 

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Over 33,000 federal employees briefed on COVID-19 precautionary measures in workplaces...

In preparation for the gradual return of employees of the federal government to their offices, and their workplaces, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, FAHR, has conducted four virtual workshops to introduce the Guidelines for Office an...

 2020-06-17 07:11 

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UAE citizens, residents permitted to leave Abu Dhabi emirate...

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and DOH, have announced that citizens and residents may leave Abu Dhabi emirate without a permit.Entry to Abu Dhabi emirate is allowed wit...

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