Urban News

Dubai Hosts the 2nd Edition of MENA CINEMA FORUM

MENA Cinema Forum is the largest gathering platform of cinema industry experts from across the globe in the MENA region and will be held for the second time presenting many new features across 3-days, from 22nd till the 24th of October 2019, in Dubai. The Forum will include a Conference, an Expo, an Awards Ceremony, Workshops, Corporate Meetings, Film Slates, Screenings, Post Event Receptions and much more.

Mastercard commits to reaching 1M girls globally by 2025 with signature STEM education platform

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of the hottest technology fields today, with job opportunities continuing to grow across both. However, worldwide, women make up less than 15 percent of the professionals in these high-tech jobs[1], and only 1 in 20 girls opts for a STEM-based career[2].



Sky News Arabia has announced a special series of events and line-up of programs across all of its TV, radio and digital platforms during the Holy Month of Ramadan

More culture, heritage and history topics will feature across the channel along with the launch of a new live morning show on Sky News Arabia radio and a special series of digital-only programming.

wasl confirms the success of its strategy in dispersing the culture of investment amongst the Emirati youth

wasl properties (wasl), a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, announced the success of the company’s strategy of encouraging target groups, especially Emirati youth and small Arab families, to invest in real estate. wasl achieved its intended goals during the campaign with notable sales of its units at ‘The Nook’


6th ADNEC Emirati Employee Forum Examines Ways of Enhancing Employee Participation, Engagement

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) hosted its sixth Emirati Employee Forum on Monday 22 April, to ensure the active participation of Emirati employees in ADNEC’s decision making process, as well as their continued engagement in the development of programmes and plans aimed at boosting Abu Dhabi’s business tourism credentials.


UAE Health & Wellness Index Surges to Sixth Rank on Global Scale, Reveals Cigna 2019 360° Well-Being Survey

Global health service company Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) today released the results of its annual 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey - Well and Beyond that indicates an improvement in the overall health and well-being index of the UAE population by 1.4 points over 2018.


Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Receives LEED Platinum Certification for its High Bay Building

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, announced that it has obtained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 Platinum certification in the Operations and Maintenance (O+M) category for its High Bay Building in DSO.


Tadweer Opens Region’s First Battery Solar System at Al Dhafra Landfill

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) today opened the first battery solar system in the region at its Al Dhafra Landfill.

A solar-plus-storage plant is an energy storage system charged by a connected solar power plant. The facility at Al Dhafra Landfill has minimal operation and maintenance costs compared to conventional plants, and utilizes the latest energy management technologies.


Meraas confirms completion date for Ain Dubai

Meraas today confirmed that Ain Dubai will be completed in time for Expo 2020 Dubai celebrations. Standing at over 250 metres high, the structure will be over 200 percent taller than the first ever Ferris wheel, demonstrating Meraas’ continuous desire to push the boundaries of what’s possible with modern engineering and construction.

UAE, Jordan Launch New Phase of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to Modernize Government Work

The UAE and Jordan have launched a new phase of their strategic partnership to modernize government work and upgrade the institutional system in the public sector.

Areas of cooperation include developing government services with a focus on smart solutions, enhancing institutional performance, promoting innovation, cultivating leadership skills, building competencies, as well as establishing accelerators, performance excellence systems, and model government centers.