Al Gharbia watersports festival kicks off in Mirfa next month

Final preparations are underway for the 5th Al Gharbia Watersports Festival that will take place in Mirfa, Al Gharbia, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The event is held under the distinguished patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative for the Western Region and is organized by the Western Region…

SCTDA to showcase Sharjah’s tourist attractions at ITB Asia

Sharjah, Oct. 17th, 2010 — Mohamed A. Al Noman, Director General of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority in Sharjah, has reiterated the importance of increasing the number of tourists coming to the emirate from Asian markets. This came shortly before the departure of a delegation from the Emirate of Sharjah to the International…

2nd Global Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Activities will be held in October

Sharjah, August 24th, 2010 — In order to take a closer look and improve on already existing and globally accepted aviation safety standards, and identify aviation safety concerns, the World Food Programme (WFP), through its Sharjah-based Aviation Safety Unit, is organizing the 2nd Global Aviation Safety Conference (GASC) for Humanitarian Air Activities on October 11-12,…

Speaker FNC to participate in 3rd World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

Abu Dhabi, July 15th, 2010– HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Speaker of the Federal National Council,(FNC) will head a delegation to the 3rd World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which will commence on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland. More than 150 speakers of the parliaments will participate in the three days conference with its general debate…

Sharjah awarded “Best Arab World Exhibitor” at the ITB 2010

Berlin, 14th March 2010 (WAM) — The emirate of Sharjah was awarded the Best Arab World Exhibitor Award amidst heavy competition at the International Tourism Bourse in Berlin, Germany. The award is granted based on an evaluation by the Business School at the University of Cologne of the 11,000 participating stands concerning design, creativity, promotional…

42 Million date palms planted in UAE to change the color of the desert landscape

Al Ain, 3 March 2010 Under the towering leadership of H.H. The President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, there have been continued efforts to increase UAE dates productivity in order to make better use of the date palm industry and to produce an agricultural leap that has changed the face of the UAE desert.…

Sharjah Museums Department celebrates Arabic Language Day

Sharjah, 21st Feb. 2010 In line with USESCO’s International Mother Language day Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) celebrated the Arabic Language Day on Feb. 21 .The move was to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The initiative is part of SMD’s commitment to highlight the importance of the Arabic language in the community, and to…

Dubai Media City Hosts Registered Freelance Professionals at MMS

WAM Dubai, 4th Nov. 2009  Dubai Media City (DMC), a member of TECOM Investments, has said that it is promoting freelancers and companies affiliated to the Media Business Centre to successfully showcase their services at the Media and Marketing Show (MMS) 2009, the Middle East’s premier industry-focused show for media and marketing industry. Through their…

Official emblem of the National Day celebrations approved

Dubai, Oct 31st, 2009: The Higher Committee for the UAE’s National Day celebrations headed by HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Oweis, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development has approved the official emblem of the celebrations for 2009 and decided to circulate it as the symbol for all formal events across various emirates. The…

12 elements of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding UNESCO

ABU DHABI, Oct. 1st, 2009: 12 elements of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding in eight countries were identified by UNESCO’s Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage during its current 4th session in Abu Dhabi. 3 elements were nominated by China alone. These are Qiang New Year festival, Traditional design and…