Monday 4 March 2024

Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2024 to begin on March 8

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is set to launch the 34th edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2024 from March 8 to April 13. The 37-day event will cover all cities and regions across the emirate, a report said. The festival's organising committee is gearing


A mixed bag of outcomes for MC13 WTO

The 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (MC13 WTO), held in Abu Dhabi, recently concluded with a mixed bag of outcomes, with the highlight being the decision to prolong the moratorium on e-commerce tariffs for an additional two years until 2026. Though the confe


Jet-Suit Championship puts Dubai in global spotlight

The Dubai Jet-Suit Championship has garnered global recognition with real-life ‘superheroes’, strapped in their 1,500-horsepower jet suits, taking to the skies from the Dubai Harbour in a recently-held, first-of-its-kind tournament in the world. The races, organised by the


Saudi dates export surges 14% in 2023, tops $390m

The value of Saudi Arabia's dates export increased by 14% in 2023, reaching SAR1.462 billion ($390 million), compared to SAR1.28 billion in 2022, a report said, citing date from National Center for Palms and Dates (NCPD). By the end of 2023, the number of countries importing Saudi


UAE’s ‘I Billion Meals Endowment’ tower a step closer

The UAE is stepping up its drive to help provide a food safety net for millions of people around the world by setting up the ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ tower, located on Sheikh Zayed Road that will be developed at a cost of AED 800 million ($213 million), a report said. Th


Emarat service stations offer naming rights to global brands

Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) has launched a first of its kind project in the UAE and globally, that offers companies and brands an opportunity to secure naming rights for its service stations located in Dubai and Northern Emirates.    The


Adnoc acquires 24.9% stake in Vienna energy group OMV

Adnoc has acquired a 24.9% shareholding in OMV, a global energy and chemicals group, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, from Mubadala Investment Company, a report said. The transaction accelerates delivery of Adnoc’s global chemicals growth strategy, and reinforces its status as a


UAE announces plans for ‘inclusive’ trade platform at WTO MC13

The UAE has announced plans for a ‘Trade for Development’ platform that will help developing nations to gain better access to and engage in the global trading system, a report said. The announcement made during the 13th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference reiter


Arab boxing stars to shine at Abu Dhabi spectacle

Abu Dhabi is set to host the much-anticipated third instalment of Rising Stars Arabia, a renowned boxing series that present emerging Arab boxing talent to a global audience. Scheduled for March 2, the event will take place at Yas Links Golf Course in Abu Dhabi. Rising Stars Arabia 3 i


Art Dubai to re-examine fair's role in supporting culture

Art Dubai, the leading international art fair for the Middle East and Global South, is showcasing 120 contemporary, modern and digital gallery presentations from March 1-3 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Since its founding in 2007, the 17th edition of Art Dubai has sought to rethink the in

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