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  • Sheikh Mohammed launches solar project to power 270k homes

       March 20, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, gave the green light on Monday to start the world's largest investment in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project that will provide clean energy to 270,000 homes. Based on Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, the 700MW fourth phase of Moha
  • Russia election: Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

       March 19, 2018     
    Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in Sunday's presidential election. Mr Putin, who has ruled the country as either president or prime minister since 1999, got more than 76% of the vote, official results show. The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race. Addre
  • Sharjah bans 'costly' school homework

       March 19, 2018     
    The Sharjah Education Zone has banned all schools in the emirate from giving students homework and projects that force their parents to shell out huge amounts of money. The decision comes following a circular issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE). Khaleej Times has obtained a copy of the decision that has been circulated among schools, which in
  • UK's Andria Zafirakou wins Global Teacher Prize in Dubai

       March 19, 2018     
    A teacher from United Kingdom has won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize in Dubai - Andria Zafirakou. In a glitzy ceremony on Sunday at Atlantis, The Palm, Zafirakou was awarded the prize by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler. The whopping $1 million prize was presented the Va
  • Mohammad Bin Rashid rescues tourists stuck in desert

       March 18, 2018     
    Dubai: Tourists who ventured into the desert here had a totally unexpected encounter with the Dubai Ruler himself when the tourist's vehicle got stuck in the desert while offroading in the dunes outside the city. A Mexican woman identified as Hannah Karen Arroyo, wrote on her Twitter account on Saturday about the incident, along with the photos. It
  • UAE companies may raise Dh33 billion from IPOs

       March 18, 2018     
    The initial public offering (IPO) market looks pretty strong as the UAE companies are projected to raise up to $9 billion (Dh33 billion) this year, which could see 2018 as a landmark year for the UAE financial markets, industry analysts have said. Vijay Valecha, chief market analyst, Century Financial Brokers, said UAE companies are expected to raise $8-$9
  • Job skills your kids need

       March 15, 2018     
    Employers in the UAE are looking to invest in tech-savvy talent that is capable of adapting to positions and managing tasks that might not even exist right now, new research has revealed. Gavin Anderson, the British Council's director for the UAE, said that the impact of technological change on dynamic global markets, like the UAE, makes it important for i
  • UAE happiest nation in the Arab world

       March 15, 2018     
    The UAE is the Arab world's happiest country, according to an annual survey released on Wednesday. Among 156 countries worldwide, the UAE has been ranked 20th in the World Happiness Report, one rank up from last year. This is the fourth time straight that the country has been named the happiest in the region. Finland secured the top spot in
  • Avoid These Workout and Post Workout Mistakes To Maximize Your Results

       March 14, 2018     
    A lot of those new to workouts naturally focus their attention on what to do right, but it’s just as important you learn what post workout mistakes are and how to avoid them. Fact is you will only benefit from these workouts if you do them properly. If you want to be productive and get the most out each session, keep these in mind. * Not Changing Gym Clothes Wear
  • UAE leaders attend RAK Crown Prince, citizens' mass wedding

       March 14, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah; and His Highness

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