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Mayed wins Kentucky Cup Endurance race

  October 19, 2009 at 4:34 am by

Sheikh Mayed Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum won the Kentucky Cup Endurance race which took place in Lexington. The Kentucky Cup endurance is a lead up race for the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. The endurance race was a 75mile race which was completed by the Sheikh in 6:05:30. After the win, Sheikh Mayed said, “It was amazing. This is the sport that we most love. It’s our history.” He went … Continue reading

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UAE Foreign Minister in Colombia for Talks

  October 19, 2009 at 3:28 am by

UAE Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, met with Colombian President, Alvaro Uribe, at the Presidential Palace in the Colombian capital. Sheikh Abdullah handed him a letter from President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; President Uribe and Sheikh Abdullah held meetings on ways to establish trade, economic relations and business contact. Sheikh Abdullah said that such meetings underscores the commitment of the two countries, he also … Continue reading

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Haya to Launch “Stand Up & Take Action” Campaign Against Poverty

  October 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm by

Under the patronage of her role as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will launch the “Stand Up & Take Action” campaign between October 16-18, 2009. The “Stand Up & Take Action” (SUTA campaign), which is organised in the UAE by the … Continue reading

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Kuwaiti Emir holds talks with UAE President

  October 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

The President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Emir of Kuwait, H.H Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is visiting the UAE, held talks in Abu Dhabi today. The two leaders discussed regional and international developments, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and cooperation between their two countries. Sheikh Khalifa stressed that the visit would strengthen relations between the UAE and Kuwait, Sheikh Khalifa said: … Continue reading

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Al-Khalifa and Al-Maktoum Wedding Celebrations

  September 30, 2009 at 5:56 am by

On September 28, 2009 Sheikh Nasser bin Hamed Al Khalifa, the son of King Hamed of Bahrain, married Sheikha Sheikha bin Mohammed bin Rashid, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The celebrations took place in Dubai with a lunch that was attended by King Hamed of Bahrain, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa and the bride’s father Sheikh Mohammed, … Continue reading

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Sheikha Hind meets wives of consular corps

  September 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm by

Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al-Maktoum, the wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met at Za’abeel Palace the wives of consular corps in Dubai, businesswomen and wives of heads of government departments who came to congratulate her on the holy month of Ramadan. Sheikha Hind welcomed the guests and congratulated them on Ramadan, she also talked … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi CP holds talks in the United States

  September 9, 2009 at 11:15 am by

HH Gen. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Washington DC to hold talks with US President Barak Obama, senior White House advisers, cabinet secretaries, Congressional leaders as well as a few senior US government officials. Sheikh Mohammed met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and held talks on varioues subjects such as peaceful resolution … Continue reading

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UAE President meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah

  September 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm by

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks on Monday evening with King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II in Abu Dhabi. King Abdullah and his entourage were welcomed by Sheikh Khalifa. The two leaders discussed relations between the two countries and ways to bolster them in different fields in the best interest of the two countries, they also exchanged views on current worldwide situations. After the … Continue reading

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President meets with UAE Ambassadors and Representatives

  September 4, 2009 at 4:52 pm by

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan met yesterday with UAE ambassadors and representatives of regional and international organisations who came to greet him on the Holy month of Ramadan. His Highness the president highlighted the importantance played by the country’s ambassadors in strengthening the UAE’s bonds with other nations and boosting the country’s image worldwide saying, “Since its establishment, the UAE has adopted a balanced and moderate … Continue reading

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Princess Haya continues European Tour for Children’s Hospital

  August 14, 2009 at 7:41 am by

The wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and Evelina Children’s Hospital at Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which are two children’s hospitals in London. Princess Haya’s visit comes as part of a tour to visit children’s hospitals across … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler Wins Endurance Race, Gets Six Month Ban

  August 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the 120-km Euston Park Endurance ride which took place on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed completed the race in 5 hours 7 minutes and 47 seconds while the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum won 2nd place. The royals competed against 118. The FEI has found … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi CP meets with UAE Wheelchair Athletics Team

  July 28, 2009 at 7:09 am by

General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met with the members of the UAE wheelchair athletics team who won a silver and two bronze medals during the IWAS World Junior Athletics Championships which was held recently in Nottwil, Switzerland. Sheikh Mohammed said to the team “Your determination and keen desire for winning helped you in … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler buys £45m Mansion

  July 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, has spent £45million on a country estate once owned by diamond magnate and colonial adventurer Cecil Rhodes. The mansion is Dalham Hall, which is located near Newmarket in Suffolk and runs across 3,300-acres of land including 39 houses, woods, parklands and woodlands. Dalham Hall is an 18th century mansion and it’s a grade II-listed house. Sheikh Mohammed already owns the 3,000 … Continue reading

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Royals among the world’s 50 most influential Arabs

  July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Selecting the most influential people in the Middle East wasn’t easy, but so to were people from around the world approached and asked to name five people and explain in a couple of sentences why they chose them. The list isn’t about the rich or powerful, but about who has an influence. Making the list were Queen Rania of Jordan, who campaigns for children’s and women’s rights around the world; … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Ruler is on Twitter

  July 17, 2009 at 6:53 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai has joined twitter and has 1,208 followers. The ruler joined twitter in June that was confirmed by twitter’s administrators as The National reports. Sheikh Mohammed’s name on twitter is HHShkMohd and last posted on July 10. In June, Sheikh Mohammed created a Facebook account.

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince sets up Board of Directors

  June 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has issued a decision setting up the board of directors of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Houses and Utilities Development. Sheikh Mohammed appointed a few people today as executive directors of lands, properties, support services and regional services at the … Continue reading

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UAE VP Launches New Excellence Programme

  June 30, 2009 at 3:43 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Government Excellence Programme. The programme is in the policies of the UAE Prime Minister to identify talented and local cadres to further train them to earn responsibilities. Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the programme is to boost the performance and excellence at the … Continue reading

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Haya’s Fashion at Ascot 2009

  June 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm by

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan attended the annual Royal Ascot Race along with her husband and goldolphin owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Ruler. Princess Haya and her husband have been seen at the race course for the past few years. Princess Haya attended all five days in different outfits and large fashionable hats. Day one Princess Haya wore a sky blue trench coat over a … Continue reading

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A New Royal Joins Facebook

  June 27, 2009 at 5:33 am by

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has joined the social networking site Facebook. Sheikh Mohammed has two photo albums which are divided into two parts; My Family and Everyday Encounters, as well as an Activities section where the Sheikh talks about his love of poems. “I am passionate about sports, particularly endurance racing. I enjoy and … Continue reading

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Haya calls on supporters to help UN

  June 26, 2009 at 3:57 am by

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, has called in a televised message to the public to give donations to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The call comes to help hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan who live in shelters who have escaped from conflicts between Government forces and militants in the North West Frontier Province. “Millions have been forced … Continue reading

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