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  • First reactor at UAE's Barakah Plant 'almost ready'

       January 31, 2018     
    The first reactor at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant - the UAE's first nuclear power station - is almost ready, a top official said on Monday. Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) Director-General Christer Viktorsson said the regulatory body is now reviewing the operating license application made by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah Energy Company to oper
  • Abu Dhabi to launch innovation month

       January 31, 2018     
    Over 100 innovation projects will be presented at the Abu Dhabi Corniche as part of activities to mark the UAE Innovation Month in February. The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) on Monday unveiled Abu Dhabi's initiatives and activities to mark the UAE Innovation Month, which is intended to promote the culture of creative thinking among young people. The ini
  • World's tallest man meets world's smallest woman

       January 30, 2018     
    The world's tallest man has met up with the shortest woman at Egypt's pyramids in a bid to boost the country's struggling tourism industry. Sultan Kosen, a 35-year-old from Turkey, stands 246.5cm (8ft 1in) tall and met with Jyoti Amge from India, who is just 62.8cm (2ft 06in) tall. The pair came together in front of the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Cairo last Friday, striking poses
  • 60% of waste in Dubai will supply power to 120,000 homes

       January 30, 2018     
    Dubai: More than 60 per cent of municipal waste you produce will be converted to electricity that will power 120,000 homes in Dubai by 2020. Dubai Municipality on Monday announced the launch of its long-pending ambitious solid waste-to-energy (WET) project at Warsan
  • World's largest gold ring comes to Sharjah

       January 29, 2018     
    Here is a golden opportunity for UAE residents. The world's largest gold ring has made its way to the Sahara Centre and will be on display there for a whole month. The 21-carat Najmat Taiba (Star of Taiba) weighs almost 64kg and is studded with 5.1kg of precious stones and diamonds. It also sports 615 Swarovski crystals. The Najmat Taiba cost its owner only $547,000 to make back
  • New job vacancies at Expo 2020 Dubai: How to apply?

       January 29, 2018     
    Expo 2020 Dubai is all set to welcome the world to connect minds and create the future, when it opens its doors on 20 October, 2020. This will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia and bring a multitude of opportunities fo
  • UAE leads charge in Middle East M&A rally during Q4

       January 28, 2018     
    With the UAE dominating both inbound and outbound mergers and acquisition deals by volume, the Middle East region recorded a rally in M&A activities in the last quarter of 2017 reflecting the sustained investor appetite, the latest report by global law firm Baker McKenzie reveals. While the overall global deal volumes rose slightly by three
  • Where to spot 'super blood blue moon' in UAE on Jan 31

       January 28, 2018     
    A cosmic event not seen in 36 years - a rare "super blood blue moon" - may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events - an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. "It's an astronomical trifecta," said Kelly Beatty, a senior e
  • Sheikh Mohamed, Hamdan join 'Walk Together' march

       January 27, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today joined community members in the 'Walk Together' march, organised by the Higher Committee for the Special Olympics World Games 2019, at the Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi. The in
  • UAE among top for talent globally

       January 27, 2018     
    The UAE is the only country from the Middle East to figure among the top 20 nations in the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), and is ahead of Germany, Japan and France in the list that ranks Switzerland No.1. The GTCI report found that Singa

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