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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi puts women first with early roll-out of 'Ladies Night'

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi has been listening to its guests, especially its female visitors.

ADPC Ports Training Centre expands course offering for maritime professionals

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the Port Authority for Abu Dhabi's non-oil commercial and community ports, has today announced that its Ports Training Centre will broaden its training course offering, in 2013, as it seeks to become a regional training hub for port and maritime professionals.The ADPC Ports Training Centre currently offers training programmes that include: Channel Familiarisation; Pilot and Tug Master training.The Channel Familiarisation course is the main programme currently offered externally and is a navigation training course for Masters of vessels to train

EIDA, Takaful sign MoU

Emirates Identity Authority and "Abu Dhabi Local Departments Takaful Fund" signed a strategic partnership agreement to adopt the "Smart" ID card and activate it as a main and permanent source of data for the people benefiting from the services provided by the fund, in order to improve processes and facilitate procedures and develop customer services, by utilizing the data and information provided by the authority for identity authentication and individuals' identity verifications purposes.This agreement comes out of the keenness by both parties to support and reinforce the strategic

ADCCI discusses larger joint investments in Turkmenistan

Chairman of the Board of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, stressed that the UAE and Turkmenistan have large potentials and opportunities that are enough to promote economic and investment cooperation between their businesses and companies to the highest levels.Companies and businesses of Abu Dhabi own excellent expertise in implementing large-scale projects in various projects and have an expanded network of international relations to contribute to the development and infrastructure in Turkmenistan, Al Rumaithi, who is also the President of

EA flights from Abu Dhabi to US

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has commenced non-stop daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Washington, D. C. , creating the first direct air link between the two capitals.The new service to Washington Dulles International Airport has been introduced to meet strong demand for government and business travel, as well as growing demand for leisure trips between and beyond the cities.“Government and corporate customers in both markets have given us strong indication that the Abu Dhabi: Washington route can support a daily service from day one.

Football:: City plan worldwide coaching schools

Manchester City have revealed plans to create a series of international coaching centres across the world following the success of their football school in Abu Dhabi. The Premier League champions' coaching centre in Abu Dhabi, named the MCFC School of Football, has doubled in size since it opened a year ago and now caters for 550 boys and girls aged between five and 18 and is run by five coaches on weekday evenings and Saturdays.

UAE set to award Bab gas project to Shell - sources

By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has recommended that Shell <RDSa.L> win the multi-billion dollar project to develop its Bab gas field, but the UAE's higher authorities have yet to rule on it, industry sources said on Wednesday.

UAE opens world's largest solar power plant

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world's largest concentrated solar power plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes. The 100-megawatt Shams 1 is "the world's largest concentrated solar power plant in operation" said Sultan al-Jaber, the head of Abu Dhabi's Masdar, which oversees the emirate's plan to generate seven percent of its energy needs by 2020 from renewable sources. Masdar now produces 10 percent of the world's concentrated solar power, he said during the official inauguration.

UAE court upholds life terms for 10 pirates: state media

A UAE appeals court on Monday upheld life imprisonments handed in May last year to 10 pirates convicted of hijacking a ship east of Oman in the Arabian Sea in 2011, state news agency WAM reported. The sentences, which equates to 25 years in jail, will be followed by deportation, WAM said. The report did not give the nationalities of the 10 men, but local media had reported that they were Somalis. MV Arrilah-I was hijacked in April 2011 while on way from Australia to Dubai.

Golf-Abu Dhabi win proves Donaldson was right not to retire

By Tony Jimenez ABU DHABI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Jamie Donaldson refused to listen when a doctor told him to quit golf and, nine years on, vindication of his decision to carry on came when the Briton scored the best win of his career at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Donaldson had such a chronic back condition in 2004 that one specialist suggested retirement. But he was given the go-ahead after seeking a second opinion and on Sunday he held aloft the attractive silver Falcon Trophy in the desert.
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