Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Enlighten your life with the best attractions in Dubai

Enlighten your life with the best attractions in Dubai

Having expanded along both banks of the Creek, Dubai is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south, as well as the top tourist destination of Jumeirah.
Abras, the traditional water taxis, are regularly used each day to cross people over to either side of the Creek. Each side has its share of fine mosques and busy souqs, public buildings, shopping malls, hotels, office towers, banks, hospitals, schools, apartments and villas. Dubai is blessed with golden sunshine and silvery beaches, world-class golf facilities and an upcoming Sports City.
From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai does not only boast the best contemporary sightings but has also preserved some of the most intriguing historical attractions.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Du welcomes National Drilling Company on board as new enterprise customer

 Du, the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced that the National Drilling Company, NDC, an ADNOC group company, has selected its enterprise solutions to power its communications needs.

Through the deal, du will provide NDC with managed broadband connectivity services - a reliable, cost effective solution that offers a higher redundancy than other service providers. More than 5000 employees at NDC will benefit from the partnership.

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said, "We are pleased to welcome NDC on board as the newest member of our enterprise customer family. NDC and its employees will benefit greatly from the quality of our Managed Broadband solution, part of our award-winning Managed Services offering, which delivers flexible connectivity to suit the requirements and improve the efficiency of large, dynamic businesses." El Walid Mohammed Abdalla, Head of IT Infrastructure, NDC, said, "Choosing an award-winning Managed Services provider like du was only natural. The Managed Broadband solution meets our connectivity needs and complements our business." Du offers a comprehensive range of Managed Services solutions, suitable for enterprises of all sizes. By choosing connectivity solutions from a Managed Services Provider (MSP), companies are able to improve their operational efficiency and service levels, by letting du's expert team take control of essential functions - such as staffing, infrastructure, and networking.

At the recent Telecoms World Middle East Awards, du was named Best Enterprise Service Provider and Best Managed Service Provider, in recognition of the depth and quality of its comprehensive portfolio.

Sharjah show to offer job opportunities in country's leading organisations

The 16th National Career Exhibition, which is set to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 19th to 21st, aims to empower national graduates by opening up career opportunities in the country's flourishing financial sector, Government and private sectors as well.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the upcoming show assumes significance as more high-profile sponsors.

The highlights of the exhibition were announced at a press conference held at Expo Centre Sharjah on Sunday. It was addressed by Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Tareq Bin Khadem, Chairman, Directorate of Human Resources, Government of Sharjah and Jamal Al Jasmi, General Manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, co-organizer of the exhibition.

The fair will help employers in the financial sector to increase their Emiratisation levels, which are set to increase tenfold over the next seven years, as mandated by the U.A.E. National Agenda which was launched recently," Mr. Midfa said.

Some of the leading lenders in the country such as Sharjah Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank are the Gold Sponsors, reflecting the importance they attach to the show. Du Telecom joined the show as strategic sponsor.

"Banks form the majority of around 100 exhibitors who have confirmed their participation in the show. Aiming to recruit, train and retain Emiratis as part of their Emiratisation programmes, almost all prominent local, regional and international banks will be offering hundreds of job and training opportunities to talented Emirati graduates," Mr. Midfa concluded.

2214 Air Traffic Daily Movements in the UAE in January 2014

 The U.A.E. General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has announced that air traffic movements in the U.A.E. grew at a rate of 5.1 percent in January 2014 compared to the same month last year. The GCAA monthly report indicated that total air traffic movements in January 2014 were 68,620, with an average of 2,214 air traffic movements per day.

GCAA's monthly report for January 2014 showed the number of air traffic movements in each U.A.E. airport. Dubai ranked first with 31,995 air traffic movements. Over-flights stood next at 12,072 air traffic movements.

Abu Dhabi ranked third with 10,664 air traffic movements. Sharjah International Airport came next with 5,633 movements. Local flights between U.A.E. airports totalled 5,634 movements.

Fujairah International Airport witnessed 96 movements, while Ras Al-Khaimah International Airport had 53 air traffic movement. Al Ain Airport had 177 air traffic movements and Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed 1,666 movements.

Khalifa University to take part in Health and Fitness Fun Week

Khalifa University is taking part in the upcoming Health and Fitness Fun Week, scheduled to take place from the 19th to the 21st of February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

Khalifa University's booth will feature several fun games and tests designed to assess visitor's health, fitness and general wellbeing. The stations will be managed by students representing several different KU programs, including Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. As well as students from the Preparatory Programme and the Med Club, faculty and staff will be on hand to act as advisors to the students as they manage the activities.

Activities include several non-invasive physical tests, including a lung capacity test, a strength challenge, several games to measure speed, coordination and attention, as well as, a Body Mass Index test that does not require a person to be weighed.

Students, especially those in Biomedical Engineering, will use the data collected over the three days for research purposes and as part of their future studies. 

Emirates Transport and Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council discuss cooperation

 Emirates Transport, ET, has received a visiting delegation from the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, to coordinate the implementation of a previously signed MoU.

Abdullah Al Kindi, Executive Director of Business Development Division at ET, welcomed the visiting team, headed by Abdullah Hasan Al Mu'aini, Executive Director of Conformity Scheme Services.

Al Kindi commended the role played by the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council in raising standards of quality and conformity of products, to help protect customers and boost market competitiveness.

He said that Emirates Transport is committed to providing its services at the highest quality and accordance with the required standards.

Al Mu'aini expressed his delight at cooperating with ET and said that the council takes pride in applying the high standards and quality requirements needed to cope with the fast growth witnessed by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The two sides agreed to form a joint team to coordinate the implementation of projects and initiatives, as per the signed MoU.

Pink Caravan's medical staff train for effective awareness communication

 The Pink Caravan breast cancer awareness campaign, a Friends of Cancer Patients society, FoCP, initiative, has collaborated with University Hospital Sharjah to provide accredited training for breast cancer medical screenings and examinations, and effective awareness communications, to 25 medical professionals, which included doctors as well as paramedical staff.

The training was organised as an important factor to prepare medical professionals for the medical screenings programme, which began on 15th February.

Dr. Sawsan Al Madhi, Secretary-General for FoCP and Head of Pink Caravan's Medical and Awareness committee, said, "Every year, Pink Caravan's medical staff, which includes doctors and paramedical staff, is carefully chosen from a selection of exceptionally talented medical practitioners and are provided high quality and accredited training.

"This equips them to communicate more effectively and thoroughly with both women and men who come for checkups. During the first 11 days of the screenings and awareness campaign, we are aiming for over 5,000 screenings, besides building awareness on the various myths surrounding breast cancer." During the campaign, the medical team will pan out in different hospitals and primary health centres, where they will examine people, conduct screenings and, if need be, refer cases that necessitate further action for further mammogram tests.