Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence winners honoured

Abu Dhabi: The winners of the fifth Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance were honoured at a special ceremony at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi Wednesday. Shaikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Hackathon to be held at six universities

Dubai: The UAE is organising the largest data competition in the country during the UAE Innovation Month this February, it was announced. Taking place across all seven emirates, the UAE Hackathon is opening the chance for all segments of society to take ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Cares’ Walk for Education on February 16

Dubai: Dubai Cares has announced that the 9th edition of its annual Walk for Education will be taking place on February 16 at Dubai Creek Park. The organisation, which is part of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Global Initiatives, said the walk is considered its ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Tourism launches multilingual audio tour guides

Dubai: Dubai Tourism has collaborated with two digital tour apps to launch two new free Dubai tours that will help visitors discover and learn more about significant and historic sites and landmarks in the city. The tours, titled ‘Metro Moments’ and ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai set for a splash of water colours

Dubai: The world’s No. 1 watercolourist Alvaro Castagnet will soon be in Dubai to kick off a four-day Watercolour Festival from February 22, to be followed by a painting tour from February 26. To be organised by the International Watercolour Society (IWS ... ( read original story ...)

Revealed: Dubai launches world’s first floating drive-thru

Dubai has revealed the Aqua Pod concept, the world's first sustainable floating drive-thru, serving a range of burgers. Sea-goers will be able to satisfy their hunger while at sea and pull up to enjoy food and beverages as they would from a traditional ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai unveils new digital apps to boost tourism

... of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) said the tours - Metro Moments and Al Fahidi Architecture Tour - are available to download for free from the Apple Store and Google Play. Supported by GPS technology, both tours use audio narrations to ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Central Bank to regulate finance leasing contracts

The UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC) has approved a draft bill to regulate finance leasing through the Central Bank, in a bid to improve the credibility of contracts offering terms that allow access to funds for large capital expenditure without ... ( read original story ...)

The art of inclusion: Abu Dhabi leads from the front

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi has launched a large-scale programme to get people of determination into the world of mainstream art. A joint venture between Goals UAE, Umm Al Emarat Park and Emirati artist Azza Al Qubaisi, the programme is called ‘E11 Art UAE ... ( read original story ...)