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IMEA invites readers to take part in an annual Future of Education Survey 2022

 
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May 19, 2022

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names Dr Abdullah Al-Ghathami as Cultural Focus Personality of the Year for its 16th Edition

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) – organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has named Dr Abdullah Al-Ghathami as the Cultural Focus Personality for its 16th edition in recognition of his notable contributions to cultural movements in the region and the Arab world.

The SZBA Scientific Committee and its Board of Trustees chose Dr Al-Ghathami for his efforts in the fields of cultural criticism, women’s studies, poetry and critical thinking. Since the mid-1980s, he has spearheaded a major shift in the Arab critical discourse. The series of books he authored – [...]

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May 19, 2022

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed chairs meeting of Executive Committee of Board of Directors of ADNOC

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has chaired a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Board of Directors.

During the meeting, held at ADNOC Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, His Highness reviewed ADNOC’s performance and strategic targets and commended the company’s expanded approach to strategic partnerships, which have helped lead to new discoveries of oil, including a new find at Bu Hasa, Abu Dhabi’s biggest onshore field with a crude oil production capacity of 650,000 barrels per day (mbpd).

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May 19, 2022

Airbus to further develop LISA gravitational wave observatory mission

Airbus has been awarded a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to further develop the implementation of LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), one of the most ambitious science missions ESA has planned to date. With Phase B1 now underway, the detailed mission design and final technology development activities for the gravitational wave observatory are due to be completed by 2024, with a launch planned for the late 2030s.

Gravitational waves were first postulated by Albert Einstein. They are distortions in space-time, created when for example supermassive black holes – billions of times heavier than our sun – merge. These events are so powerful that [...]

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May 19, 2022

International Airlines Group Finalizes Agreement for Up to 150 737 Jets

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and International Airlines Group (IAG) today announced an order for a combined total of 50 737-8-200s and 737-10s, plus 100 options.

“The addition of new Boeing 737s is an important part of IAG´s short-haul fleet renewal. These latest-generation aircraft are more fuel-efficient than those they will replace and in line with our commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Luis Gallego, IAG´s chief executive.

The 737-8-200 will enable IAG to configure the airplane with up to 200 seats, increasing revenue potential and reducing fuel consumption.

The largest model in the family, the 737-10 seats up to [...]

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May 19, 2022

Hyatt Announces Plans for First Andaz Hotel in Mexico City

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Grupo Murano for a new luxury lifestyle hotel, Andaz Condesa Mexico City, to be located in Mexico City’s Condesa neighborhood. The 213-room hotel will represent the first Andaz property in Mexico City and is expected to open in late 2022 as part of the I421 mixed-use complex, formerly known as the historic Conjunto Aristos.

The Andaz brand of luxury lifestyle hotels offers distinctively local experiences that stimulate the senses. Every Andaz hotel celebrates the uniqueness of its neighborhoods – capturing the best of local design and cuisine while [...]

 
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May 19, 2022

DUBAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, HATTA TRADERS COUNCIL DISCUSS JOINT EFFORTS TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM

Dubai Chamber of Commerce, one of three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, recently hosted a virtual meeting with Hatta Traders Council to discuss joint efforts to support Hatta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and drive the area’s economic growth and development.

The meeting was attended by His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President of Dubai Chambers, Mana Ahmed Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Hatta Traders Council; Hassan Al Hashemi, Vice President of International Relations – Dubai Chamber of Commerce; in addition to members of the Hatta Traders Council. The meeting examined new ways that the two organisations can collaborate to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed [...]

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May 19, 2022

Dubai Financial Market to launch trading of Oman Crude Oil Futures on 1st of June 2022

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) today announced that it is launching trading of its new Micro Oman Crude Oil Contracts on the 1st of June 2022, providing investors with a unique investment opportunity 

The Micro Oman Crude Oil Contract will represent a significant addition to DFM growing futures market. It enables investors seamless access to gain on the increase or decrease of oil prices as well as to diversify their portfolios and access the leverage to maximize portfolio size and potential returns. The contracts will be cash-settled and will have a smaller contract size of 100 barrels making them accessible to a large number of investors. 

The contracts will [...]

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May 19, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed, Maktoum bin Mohammed issue directives to set up a task force to track the digital economy

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, reviewed vital technology trends in the metaverse and issued directives to form a task force to track the latest developments in the digital economy.The move is part of the directives issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the previous meeting of the Dubai Council. His Highness had directed the formation of a higher [...]

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May 19, 2022

Dubai sees increased trade through commercial wooden dhows in the first quarter of 2022

As part of implementing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide all the necessary services and facilities through Dubai’s various ports of entry for trade movement, including facilitating the entry of commercial wooden ships, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security, approved the return of the entry of commercial wooden ships to Dubai Creek, which contributes to promoting the growth of commercial traffic in the emirate and facilitating local trading and market activity, as well as enabling [...]

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May 19, 2022

ADDED aligns with SAP to enhance digital transformation in Abu Dhabi and nurture UAE talent

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the leading provider of enterprise business software, SAP. As part of the agreement, ADDED and SAP shall explore collaboration opportunities to enhance industry innovation and digital transformation, develop advanced business models, nurture Emirati talent, and foster local digital competencies, particularly through supporting startups and small business enterprises (SMEs).

In terms of the MOU, ADDED intends to leverage SAP’s UAE cloud offering while simultaneously enabling SAP to accelerate expansion in the region as an authorized cloud services provider. Both [...]

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May 18, 2022

DEWA’s occupational health and safety achievements ensure high protection for everyone and reflects the success of the Emirati experience

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) works to achieve wise leadership directives to balance health with society and the economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions, DEWA’s integrated plans on crisis management and business continuity supported the continued delivery of its services at the highest standards of efficiency, availability, reliability, and accountability. DEWA maintained its workflow without any interruptions in electricity and water supply for all Dubai residents during this period.

DEWA has taken precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of its customers and employees. DEWA’s advanced digital infrastructure allowed all [...]

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May 18, 2022

Final Pléiades Neo satellites ready to join rest of family

The last two satellites of the Airbus-built owned and operated Pléiades Neo constellation are on track for launch later this year, following successful final tests in Toulouse’s clean rooms.

Following the seamless parallel integration of both Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 satellites, and the successful conclusion of the environment (thermal vacuum, acoustic, vibration) test campaign, both final spacecraft are now ready to complete the Pléiades Neo constellation.

Both satellites are due to be launched simultaneously on the Vega C European launcher from Kourou, in French Guiana. To tackle this dual launch, the Airbus space engineers came up with a smart and efficient [...]

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May 18, 2022

Miraval Resorts & Spa Goes Global With Renowned Wellbeing & Mindfulness Experiences

 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for Miraval The Red Sea, a 180-room luxury wellness resort. Miraval The Red Sea will introduce the wellness brand’s signature mindfulness-based wellness practices to a new corner of the world, empowering guests with tools and inspiration to find balance and support their emotional and mental wellbeing. Located on Saudi Arabia’s Shura Island, the central hub of the highly anticipated new hospitality development, The Red Sea Project, the new Miraval resort will pave the way bringing transformative wellness experiences and the [...]

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