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 2020-02-27 09:08 

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UAE leaders congratulate Dominican President on Independence Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, marked on 27th February.His Highness Sheikh Mohamm...

 2020-02-27 06:22 

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Nahyan bin Mubarak conveys condolences of UAE Rulers to family of Hosni Mubarak...

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, has conveyed condolences of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His...

 2020-02-27 05:28 

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Hamed bin Zayed witnesses closing ceremony of 18th Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award...

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council, witnessed the closing ceremony...

 2020-02-27 05:27 

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UAE leaders condole with Saudi King on death of Prince Talal bin Saud...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the death of Prince Talal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin...

 2020-02-26 10:59 

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Dubai Crown Prince announces winners of Data First, The City's Data Challenge...

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that data is a key pillar in the strategy to realise the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Rul...

 2020-02-26 07:18 

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UAE Rulers offer condolences on death of Hosni Mubarak...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a cable of condolences to President of Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the death of the former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa expr...

 2020-02-26 07:18 

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Sheikha Fatima condoles Suzanne Mubarak on death of former Egyptian President...

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, sent a cable of condolences to Suzanne Mub...

 2020-02-26 07:18 

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Abdullah bin Zayed attends Kuwaiti embassy's celebration of national day...

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, attended a reception hosted by Sheikh Sabah Al-Malik, the Deputy Ambassador of Kuwait to UAE, on the occasion of the national day of his country.The cerem...

 2020-02-26 06:23 

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Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates Afghan president on new presidential term...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has congratulated Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on winning a second term as President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.This...

 2020-02-25 11:57 

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UAE halts all Iran flights following COVID-19 outbreak: GCAA...

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority has announced the suspension of all flights arriving to and departing from Iran, effective immediately.According to the GCAA, all passenger and cargo aircraft traveling to and from Iran will be suspended for ...

 2020-02-25 09:11 

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues Decree on advertising regulations in Dubai...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 06 of 2020 regarding the regulation of advertisements in the Emirate of Dubai.The new Decree seeks to regulate the advertisement s...

 2020-02-25 07:21 

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UAE leaders congratulate Kuwait Emir on National Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, on the occasion of his country's National Day and Liberation Day celebrations.His Highness Shei...

 2020-02-25 06:26 

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Mohamed bin Zayed tours UMEX, SimTEX 2020 exhibitions...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited on Monday the exhibition halls of UMEX and SimTEX 2020.The fourth edition of the exhibition is the only event in the...

 2020-02-25 06:26 

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UAE issues travel bans to Iran, Thailand following COVID-19 outbreak concerns...

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement on Monday detailing a travel ban to Iran and Thailand following recent concerns on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreaks in the aforementioned countries.The statement...

 2020-02-24 08:18 

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Dubai Future Academy prepares UAE's Workforce for Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Dubai Future Academy, DFAc, one of DFF, Dubai Future Foundation's initiatives, hosted a workshop to prepare local talent for the future global economy.Held under the theme,...

 2020-02-24 06:28 

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Mansour bin Zayed opens UMEX and SimTEX 2020, launches first UAE-made VTOL drone...

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, opened the 4th edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition, UMEX, and Simulation and Training Exhibition, SimTEX, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Cen...

 2020-02-24 05:33 

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues new Law on DMCC...

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.(3) of 2020 on the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, DMCC.Established pursuant to Decision No. (4) of 2002...

 2020-02-23 11:08 

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UAE leaders congratulate Sultan of Brunei on National Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on the occasion of his country's National Day celebrations, marked on 23rd February.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashi...

 2020-02-23 06:33 

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Online voting for SGCA's 'The Voice of the People' opens...

The Voice of the People...

 2020-02-23 06:33 

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Mansour bin Zayed presides over 1st meeting of 50-year Development Plan Committee...

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the 50-year Development Plan Committee, emphasised that preparing for the future with an ambitious vision is a rooted approach of the UAE l...

 2020-02-23 06:33 

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Ruler of Sharjah honours winners of 'Sultan Award for Celebrating the Spirit of Youth'...

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, said that the Sheikh Sultan Award for Celebrating the Spirit of Youth covers various aspects of community service and reflects the key role played by youth in upho...

 2020-02-20 06:43 

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award recognises global champions of tolerance...

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, honoured individuals and entities at...

 2020-02-20 06:43 

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives South Korean President's envoy...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the cooperation programme between the UAE and South Korea on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy sets an example to emula...

 2020-02-20 05:48 

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Hamdan bin Mohammed amends Resolution on Dubai Urban Master Plan 2040...

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued Executive Council Resolution No.10 of 2020, amending number of clauses of Executive Council Resolution No. 31 of 2018 pertaini...

 2020-02-20 05:48 

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UAE Golden Jubilee Committee holds first meeting...

-Setting a comprehensive plan marking the UAE's Golden Jubilee that narrates the country's success story - The Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee meets at Expo headquarters - UAE Embassies to take part in Golden Jubilee celebrations, holding gl...

 2020-02-19 10:28 

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China among first countries to develop coronavirus drug and vaccine, says Chinese ambassador...

China will be among the first countries to develop a vaccine and specific drug to treat the new coronavirus, COVID-19, according to a top Chinese diplomat....

 2020-02-19 06:46 

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UAE VP honours officials who supervised, organised UAE pavilions at various expos...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, honoured several officials who supervised and organised the country's pavilions at various expos from 1970 to 2020.The ceremony took place in his pa...

 2020-02-19 06:46 

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'Landmark moment' for UAE following Barakah announcement, says Ajman Ruler...

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, has said that the UAE has made history with the issuance of the first operational licence for the first unit of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, which coincides with the y...

 2020-02-19 05:49 

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Mohammed bin Rashid attends installation of final component of Hope Probe...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has said that the Hope Probe is a testament to the capabilities of the youth of the UAE....

 2020-02-18 12:15 

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UAE leaders congratulate Gambian President on Independence Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to President Adama Barrow of Gambia, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day celebrations, marked on 18th February.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin R...

 2020-02-18 09:29 

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Mohammed bin Rashid tours Gulfood 2020...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has underlined the central importance the UAE government is attaching to food security, citing the establishment of a food security portfolio in the la...

 2020-02-18 07:38 

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UAE has taken strides in energy sustainability: Hamdan bin Mohammed...

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said that the UAE has taken great strides in diversifying its energy resources and edging closer towards sustainability.He said that thes...

 2020-02-18 06:43 

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Barakah Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 1 to begin operations...

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, the UAE's independent nuclear regulator, today announced it has granted Nawah Energy Company the operating licence for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, making the UAE the first country in t...

 2020-02-18 06:43 

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New judges, military prosecutors sworn in before Mohamed bin Zayed...

A group of judges and military prosecutors were sworn in today at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, before His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to administer justice and...

 2020-02-17 12:18 

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Emirati-designed 'Expo Live Pavilion' hopes to inspire millions...

The Emirati-designed Expo Live Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai's Opportunity District aims to inspire millions of visitors to become change-makers by showcasing the social innovators, supported by Expo Live, who are having a measurable impact on people...

 2020-02-17 11:22 

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives Ivanka Trump...

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to US President Donald Trump, on the sidelines of her visit to participate in the Global Women's Forum whi...

 2020-02-17 05:51 

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MOHAP announces new case of coronavirus in UAE...

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, announced a new Coronavirus, COVID19, case on Sunday bringing the number of those infected in the UAE to nine.The latest case, a 37-year old Chinese, was diagnosed during a routine check-up conducted as per th...

 2020-02-17 05:51 

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Mohammed bin Rashid praises Emirati women's achievements...

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the UAE, inspired by the legacy of its founding fathers, has made major strides in supporting women by enacting legislations that...

 2020-02-16 04:59 

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Poor visibility warning...

The National Center of Meteorology has urged motorists to take all precautions against potential fog formations.In a statement tonight, NCM said that poor visibility is expected at times over some internal and coastal areas, especially the central and wes...

 2020-02-16 04:59 

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UAE Balloon Team to launch Expo Dubai Balloon Festival...

To mark the UAE hosting of the Expo Dubai, the UAE Balloon Team will organise Expo Dubai International Hot-Air Balloon Festival from October to December 2020 as part of the 15th UAE International Hot-Air Balloon Cup.Captain Pilot Abdulaziz Nasser Alamnsor...

 2020-02-16 04:59 

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Mohammed bin Rashid to attend opening of Global Women's Forum Dubai...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, will attend tomorrow the opening session of the Global Women's Forum Dubai (GWFD) 2020 where over 100 leaders and experts from across the world will...

 2020-02-16 04:59 

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RTA opens last two phases of roads leading to Expo 2020...

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, Saturday opened the last two phases of roads leading to Expo 2020 site.Construction work under these two phases included a flyover linking Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Expo Road as well as two flyovers ...

 2020-02-13 09:45 

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No increase in Dubai school fees for 2020/21 academic year...

Private schools in Dubai will not be eligible for tuition fees hike from the new academic year, according to Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority, KHDA.The announcement follows the release of the annual Education Cost Index, ECI, calculat...

 2020-02-13 06:59 

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400 trees planted in Abu Dhabi to mark legacy of WUF...

Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, took part in the initiative to plant 400 ghaf trees at the Old Airport Garden in Abu Dhabi to mark the legacy of the 10th World Urban Forum, WUF10, the premier international gather...

 2020-02-13 06:59 

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Hamdan bin Zayed views masterplan of Jabal Al Dhanna Housing Project...

H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, received on Wednesday at Al Nakheel Palace, Jassim Mohammed Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Department of Finance, and Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Departmen...

 2020-02-13 06:59 

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UAE braces for most sustainable edition of Expo...

The UAE's hosting of the Expo 2020 Dubai will embody its long-term efforts to create solutions that will help achieve environmental sustainability.The international exhibition will showcase the latest innovations, especially those related to renewable...

 2020-02-13 06:59 

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Abdullah bin Zayed reviews government excellence models, leadership programmes...

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has reviewed several government excellence models, programmes and initiatives implemented by the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.His Highne...

 2020-02-12 10:43 

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UAE a bridge to promote Korean culture to Middle East: Korean Minister...

Endowed with abundant cultural resources and a large-scale economy, the UAE will act as a bridge to promote Korean culture to other Middle Eastern countries, according to a top South Korean official....

 2020-02-12 07:01 

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Mohamed bin Zayed, Fiji PM review bilateral relations...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, reviewed prospects for advancing the relations between the UAE and the Republic of Fiji, along with issues of common interest...

 2020-02-12 06:06 

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UAE leaders congratulate Emperor of Japan on National Foundation Day...

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to His Majesty Naruhito, the Emperor of Japan, on the occasion of the National Foundation Day.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Presiden...

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