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Princess Haya attends Special Needs Concert

  March 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm by

Wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein attended the Annual Concert “Message from the Past” which was presented by the Students and staff of Dubai Center for Special Needs. The concert started off with the Quran recital which was followed by several plays and musicals.

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CP allocates Dh 4million to students at book fair

  March 18, 2009 at 2:49 pm by

HH Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Education Council, has instructed that Dh 4 million be given to students and undergraduates which will help them to purchase books from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which kicked off today in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohammed’s grant will also include the distribution of 1,000 children’s bags that contain 10 newly published … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince visits First SuperYacht Show

  March 15, 2009 at 5:00 am by

On March 13, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), which features a multi-million dollar flotilla of some of the world’s largest, and most spectacular SuperYachts. Berthed at the new marina zone at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the fleet of 21 SuperYachts, some of which rank … Continue reading

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Mohammed attends final session of Dubai Policy Forum

  March 13, 2009 at 4:23 am by

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended part of the concluding session of the Dubai Policy Watch forum organised by Mohammad Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development (MBRCLD). Also attending the forum was H.H. Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and a few senior officials.

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Protest over site in Greenwich for the Olympic equestrian events in 2012

  March 11, 2009 at 9:50 am by

A high-profile crusade has been launched to stop the Olympic equestrian events taking place at Greenwich in 2012. NOGOE accuses the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) of being “inconsistent and inept” and says that to close Greenwich Park for six to eight weeks while the cross-country course and a 23-seat arena are being built is “socially unjust in a relatively deprived inner-city area” and would cost £17 … Continue reading

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Mohammed speaks at Education Forum

  March 11, 2009 at 6:14 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said at the Global Education Forum (GEF) organised by the Ministry of Education Investment in education is a priority for the UAE leadership in development plans based on developing human capabilities and expertise. “The UAE government spends around 23 per cent of the 2009 federal budget on education,” Shaikh Mohammad said … Continue reading

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Crown Prince meets 24 Ex-Prisoners

  March 10, 2009 at 3:47 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in presence of Saif bin Zayed, the Minister of Interior met with 24 former prison inmates who had completed a professional rehabilitation programme implemented by the Higher Colleges of Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior. Sheikh Mohammed said white addressing the former prisoners that the real wealth of the nation … Continue reading

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Haya at Rugby Finals

  March 9, 2009 at 3:31 am by

An estimated of over 30,000 rugby fans turned out to watch the final matches of the womens and mens rugby World Cup Sevens 2009. The trophies were presented to the winning teams by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Australia won the women’s World Cup when they beat New Zealand … Continue reading

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Mohammed Bin Rashid attends poetry evening

  March 8, 2009 at 10:10 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended on Saturday the poetry evening that featured the recital of poems by Dubai’s Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The poems of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed … Continue reading

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Haya to award winners at rugby finals

  March 7, 2009 at 6:04 am by

Princess Haya will hand out the trophies in the finals of the first Ladies Rugby championship which is held in Dubai. The event is held Under the patronage and attendance of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 16 women team and 24 men’s team took part in the championship at … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hamdan on official visit to Singapore and Indonesia

  March 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm by

The UAE Deputy Prime Minister, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will start an official visit to Singapore and Indonesia on Saturday, March 7. Sheikh Hamdan will meet with senior officials of the two South-East Asian countries to discuss with them ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the UAE and the two respective countries in the areas of politics, economy, and trade. Sheikh Hamdan is being accompanied on the … Continue reading

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Mohammed opens Poetry Festival

  March 5, 2009 at 2:41 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai opened the seven-day poetry festivel. The festivel is Dubai’s plan to bring different poets from across the globe to help build bridges of understanding across the great cultural divide. The festivel kicked off yesterday, Wednesday March 5 at World Trade Centre surrounded by well-known names in Arabic and international poetry … Continue reading

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Hamdan Awards name Sultan Distinguished Personality of the Year

  March 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm by

The Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for Distinctive Academic Performance has named Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah, H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Distinguished Personality of the Year in recognition of his initiatives to enhance and spread education and knowledge at local, Arab and international levels. Minister of Education and Chairman of the Award’s Board of Trustees Dr Hanif Hassan said: ”The … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed to attend the opening of Dubai International Poetry Festival

  March 3, 2009 at 11:09 am by

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will attend tomorrow the opening of the first edition of the Dubai International Poetry Festival 2009 which is being held between March 4-10. The festivel is being organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. It promises to bring back to life the ancient Arab tradition of literary expression. … Continue reading

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UAE Crown Prince meets US Envoy

  March 2, 2009 at 1:50 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces meet with George Mitchell, the US Middle East peace envoy ahead of today’s international donor conference on the reconstruction of Gaza. Mr Mitchell briefed Sheikh Mohammed on his meetings which started Thursday with Palestinian and Israeli leaders and King Abdullah of Jordan. Sheikh Mohammed reiterated the UAE’s support of overtures towards a comprehensive … Continue reading

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UAE PM holds talks in Egypt

  February 25, 2009 at 9:51 am by

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum arrived here in Cairo today. On arrival at the Cairo International Airport, Sheikh Mohammed was given a full protocol reception and was received by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Ahmed Nazif, a number of ministers, top army commanders and members of the UAE diplomatic mission in Cairo. President Hosni Mubarak and Sheikh … Continue reading

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UAE Deputy PM meets Gerhard Schroeder

  February 25, 2009 at 1:55 am by

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister, met in his palace the former German Chancellor and Chairman of the Emirati-German Friendship Society Gerhard Schroeder who is currently visiting the country. During the meeting they discussed the bilateral relations between UAE and Germany and explored ways for fostering them in the fields of economy, technology, industry and tourism. Schroeder said that his visit to the UAE will … Continue reading

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President Opens Defence Show

  February 23, 2009 at 1:59 am by

February 22, 2009 – UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed opened the ninth International Defence Exhibition and Conference Idex 2009. Sheikh Khalifa was joined by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE. Attending the grand opening ceremony were also Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputies of Rulers. The launch event featured a fly-by performed by Emirati F-16 fighter jets, armoured … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Joins Walkathon To Raise Awareness on Arthritis

  February 21, 2009 at 10:33 am by

February 21, 2009 – HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE Ruler of Dubai joined almost 500 participants in the Emirates Arthritis Foundation’s (EAF) second annual walkathon in solidarity to raise public awareness on the disease. Princess Haya was dressed in a T-shirt and a cap with the foundation’s logo, walked with the participants at … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Opens World Pearl Forum

  February 17, 2009 at 1:07 pm by

February 17, 2009 – Held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HRH Princess Haya opened the World Pearl Forum at the Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah. Princess Haya praised the role of the pearl divers that once was the foundation of Dubai’s economy, adding that this … Continue reading

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