Biomedical scientists find possible link between cleaning products and cancer

A team of biomedical scientists have revealed that exposure to certain cleaning products could put people at an increased risk of breast cancer. The report, which was published in the open access BioMed Central’s journal Environmental Health, revealed that solid air fresheners and mould and mildew control products could be among the most likely to…

Abu Dhabi Hotel guests numbers on rise May-To-May Comparison Up 14 per cent

Abu Dhabi, June 28th, 2010 — Abu Dhabi emirate recorded a 14 per cent increase on guest numbers across its 116 licensed hotels and hotel apartments last month compared to May 2009, says Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. The newly released figures of the authority show that rising to 161,004, the May performance took the overall…

Emirates airline online UAE visa application procidure

Emirates airline has launched a new online visa system for people from 56 countries, including India, Pakistan and the Philippines, visiting the UAE. here is a step-by-step guide to get your ticket and visa to Dubai online. Step 1 After you book tickets click on “Manage a Booking” on www.emirates.com and follow on-screen instructions. One-way…

Emirates A380 to serve Manchester from 1st September

DUBAI, March 30th, 2010: Manchester will become the most northerly point on the world’s A380 network after Emirates Airlines revealed its latest plans for the superjumbo. A 517-seat version of the giant aircraft will serve Manchester from 1st September – as the airline marks a double decade of service to the city. The A380 will…

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…

UAE volunteers scale Mount Kilimanjaro summit to raise funds for anti-Malaria campaign

SHARJAH, March 14th, 2010: A group of volunteers from the UAE led by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Thani have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, in support of an international campaign to fight Malaria and other contagious diseases. The group pledged to raise awareness on…

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 is, and will continue to be, a strong and vibrant global financial center, Sheikh Ahmad

Dubai, Dec14th, 2009 — Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee (SFC) reassured the investors, financial and trade creditors, employees, and citizens support of the government and has said that Dubai is, and will continue to be, a strong and vibrant global financial center. “The Government of Dubai remains…

Dubai World issues updated statement on debt obligations

Dubai, Dec 1st, 2009 (WAM) — Dubai World (“Dubai World”) and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) would like to update their lenders on recent developments relating to their debt obligations. Following a detailed review of the Group’s liquidity and capital structure, Dubai World has concluded that it should immediately consider alternatives in respect of the debt…

The UAE’s First Dedicated Arthouse Cinema Opens At Reel Cinemas

The Picturehouse, the first cinema in the UAE dedicated to arthouse, independent and award-winning classics opened recently at Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall. The Picturehouse has lined up five debate-rousing movies between now and the end of January. The opening attraction is Paper Heart featuring Charlyne Yi, who embarks on a journey across America…