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Month: February 2009

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Dubai International Poetry Festival 2009 to pay homage to founding fathers of Emirati Poetry

WAM Dubai, Feb. 24th, 2009 (WAM)–The Dubai International Poetry Festival 2009, an initiative by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, has announced it will host a commemorative evening in honour of the late Emirati poets Hamad Khalifa BuShihab, Sultan…

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HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Opens Exhibition in Sharjah

Sharjah, 19th Feb. 2009 (WAM) — H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah, opened yesterday the first ”East Charm : British Oriental Paintings 1830-1925” exhibition at Sharjah Museum. Sheikh Sultan toured…

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Emirates Airline announces 2009 expansion plan

WAM Dubai, 18th Feb. 2009 Emirates Airline unveiled plans to grow the number of flights across its network by 14% in 2009, today. This year, the Dubai based carrier will added 18 new passenger aircraft to its fleet, increasing seating…

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Air Arabia records annual net profit of AED 510 million, up 35.6 per cent

Sharjah, 15 Feb, 2009 (WAM) – Air Arabia (PJSC), the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest lowfare airline, has announced its financial results for the year 2008. According to the results the company achieved a net profit of…

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Dubai Poetry Festival From March 4th 2009

The Dubai poetry festival will be held from March 4 to 10 at the Madinat Jumeirah, and other locations in Dubai. A series of in-depth discussions and poetry recital sessions are set to broaden the scope of the event and…

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Middleeast Tourism Marketing Summit in Dubai in December

DUBAI – Dubai has been chosen as the host destination for the first Middle East Tourism Marketing Summit to be held in December 2009. Under the Patronage of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and supported by the…

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UAE Tourism Council Planned

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has revealed that the idea is to create a federal body that deals with international travel and tourism-related agreements is planned and details of it will be soon provided. “This new body planned, is a…

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Bose Opens Outlet at Dubai Mall

DUBAI Bose has added its outlet in the Dubai Mall. The well known audio brand has continued to add to its exclusive retail outlets throughout the UAE.  With the new Dubai Mall outlet, Bose now has seven exclusive outlets in…

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Dubai property developers told not to increase services charges

Dubai, 7 Feb. 2009 Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has directed all property developers in the Emirates not to increase services charges during 2009, without its permission. These service charges are being brought under a new set of regulation…

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IDEX 2009 to incorporate special focus on homeland security

Abu Dhabi, Feb. 7, 2009 (WAM) For increased global spending on the HLS-HLD (Homeland Security, Homeland Defense and Counter Terror Intelligence) segment, the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2009) whic is being held in Abu Dhabi from February 22 to…

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RTA Inaugurates Deluxe Coach Service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai, Feb 06th, 2009 The Duabi Public Transport Agency (RTA) inaugurated today the Deluxe Coach Service between Dubai and the capital Abu Dhabi. To run this service RTA deployed a number of deluxe coaches which have been procured last year…

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K.K. and Sherya to perform in Dubai for the first time

Popular Indian playback singers, K.K. and Shreya Ghosal are slated to rock crowds at the Global Village Amphitheatre on February 13 as part of DSF 2009 concerts. Titled ‘U, Me Aur Hum’, the concert will begin at 8pm. Tickets are…

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Acclaimed gong-master Don Conreaux to hold exclusive two-day session in DSF

Residents and visitors to Dubai have the unique opportunity to listen to acclaimed gong-master Don Conreaux when he presents the sounds of gongs at Zabeel Park, Area C, on Feb 6 and Feb 7 as part of DSF 2009 activities….

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Moody to review some UAE Firms

DUBAI, Moody’s said yesterday it may cut/review its ratings for some of Dubai’s most prominent state-backed companies and renewed questions about the scope of the government’s finances. The six companies under review include, global port operator DP World and Emaar Properties,…

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Future Leaders Forum in Abu Dhabi Next Week

Abu Dhabi, Feb 03rd, 2009 (WAM): Abu Dhabi will host the UAE’s first ‘Future Leaders Forum’ next week to outline career opportunities for UAE nationals within the country’s expanding Business Tourism (MICE). The Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is one of…