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Louvre Abu Dhabi hosts Saudi artifacts from early human civilizations

Renowned Saudi exhibition, “Routes of Arabia,” has opened at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum this month, highlighting the cultural heritage of the Kingdom over the years.
 
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said during a press conference how “the more civilized a nation is, the more it pays attention to its heritage.”
 
 

Abu Dhabi Louvre hosts Saudi ‘Routes of Arabia’ expo

One of the most renowned Saudi exhibitions internationally will open on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum.
 
The exhibition “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia” will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. It will continue until Feb. 16, 2019.
 
 

Saudi-UAE team prepares for ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi

A joint team from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum are carrying the final preparations for the opening of the “Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”
 
 

3-day exhibit promotes Islamic values, culture

An exhibition organised to commemorate the 'Year of Zayed.' is helping students and parents in Abu Dhabi to know about the Islamic culture and values, science of the holy Quran and negative effects of drugs in the society.
 
 

Women in Abu Dhabi urged to use female-only parking

Women in the capital are encouraged to take advantage of the female-only parking spaces that can be found in various areas of Abu Dhabi city.

 

Middle East’s first Eco- Club Summit

Source : Gulf News / 02 May 2014

Kelvin Doe, a 15 year-old from Sierra Leone, amazed the world when he built his own radio station at the age of 13.

He is one of the speakers at the Eco Club Summit, the first summit of its kind in the Middle East, organised by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD).

 

Abu Dhabi plans aviation biofuel project with Boeing and Total

Source : Reuters / 30 Jan 2014

Abu Dhabi's state-owned carrier Etihad Airways is joining with French energy firm Total and U.S. aircraft maker Boeing to develop biofuels in the emirate, company officials announced on Sunday.

With its huge oil reserves, Abu Dhabi has ample access to cheap jet fuel, but it has said it wants to develop sustainable energy sources to diversify its economy. Biofuels could also help Etihad meet targets in the aviation industry for curbing emissions of greenhouse gases.

 

Ten of the best parks in the UAE

By Mohammed Al Khan / 11 Mar 2013

The UAE celebrated its 33rd Plantation Week with the opening and commissioning of 25 new parks last week.

New spaces include Al Hubab Park and Al Warqa 2 Park in Dubai, with more parks planned for Mohammed bin Zayed City, Al Shahama and Khalifa City B in the capital.

But you don't have to wait for those to open to soak in the open air. Here are 10 of The National's favourite places to go alfresco.

 

Abu Dhabi sets aside US$90bn for major projects

By Edward Attwood / 26 Feb 2013 

Abu Dhabi has announced that it will spend US$90bn over the next five years on social infrastructure.

In a statement issued by the Executive Council, the emirate said that a total of 12,500 housing units are being built via nine major projects. In addition, 34 schools and 10 kindergartens will also be built.

Other infrastructure work currently being carried out in Abu Dhabi includes the Strategic Tunnel project and the 328-km Mafraq-Ghuweifat road connection. 

 

1,200 jobs as Abu Dhabi's largest private hospital plans Dh1bn expansion

By Jennifer Bell / 25 Feb 2013

The new Burjeel Hospital in the rapidly growing Mohammed Bin Zayed City will create about 1,200 jobs for medical staff, treating mainly long-stay patients.

It will cost about twice as much as the original 202-bed hospital, which at 56,000-square-metres is Abu Dhabi’s largest private hospital, cost an estimated Dh500 million to build and opened less than a year ago.

 
 

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