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Most of Dubai residents happy, feel safe

Source : KhaleejTimes / 25 Sep 2014

A new study exploring social issues in Dubai revealed that Dubai residents ranked among the happiest in the world. The findings were announced on Monday by the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA).

 

Dust storm blankets UAE

Source : Gulf news / 18 Aug 2014

Drivers were advised to take extra care on Sunday as a major dust storm shrouded the landscape in a veil of white sand reducing visibility across the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) asked motorists to slow down and warned seafarers of rough waters in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

 

GCC takes strict measures to prevent ebola

Source : Saudi Gazette / 04 Aug 2014

Gulf ministries of health have taken all health measures to prevent Ebola virus patients from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and other African countries from entering any Gulf country, said Professor Tawfiq Ahmad Khoja, director-general of the Executive Health Office for Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

 

Qatar launches largest solar energy plant in Middle East

Source : Middle East Monitor / 11 Jun 2014

A Qatar-based renewable energy company, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), has announced the launch of the largest facility for the development and manufacture of solar energy panels in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Unified visa for GCC tourists

Source : Arab News / 07 Jun 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is expected to introduce a unified visa that would allow tourists to visit all six member-countries, which are Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

 

KSA’s first marine park to be built at Dhahban

Source : Arab News / 06 Jun 2014

Jeddah is building the first marine park at Dhahban on the shores of the Red Sea, 40 km from the city. The groundbreaking project, which was under study for the last four years, was announced by the Jeddah Municipality on Saturday.

 

UAE ranks third for total solar power capacity

Source : The National / 06 Jun 2014

Masdar City’s Shams 1 has helped to lift the UAE to third among the world’s nations in Concentrated Solar Power investment and capacity, a report says.

The UAE now ranks behind only Spain and the US in CSP generation.

The rankings were recently unveiled in a report by Ren21, a policy network that promotes rapid global transition to renewable energy.

 

Arab newspapers to become ‘extinct’ earlier, says researcher

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 May 2014

Newspapers in the Arab world are to become ‘extinct’ earlier than forecast due to the rapid rise of social media in the region, according to a key researcher.

Author Ross Dawson, who in 2010 published a ‘newspaper extinction timeline’, says he is revising his predictions of when printed papers will no longer be significant in the Arab world.

 

High-tech podcars to take to Dubai streets

Source : Gulf News / 07 May 2014

Dubai is set to have a new mode of public transport — high-tech podcars — in the next couple of years, a senior official announced at a conference on Monday.

The Zabeel area has been identified for the launch of the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, which is currently operational only at London’s Heathrow Airport and in West Virginia in the US. In 2011 a similar system was also piloted at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

 

Study ranks UAE number one in social progress

Source :Khaleej Times / 14 Apr 2014

The study was published by the nonprofit Social Progress Imperative and released last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. 

The UAE has been ranked number one in the region in a global study measuring social progress in 132 countries. Globally, the country has been ranked 37th in the 2014 Social Progress Index.

 
 

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