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Implementation of the government’s development plan has been picking up, and momentum is expected to improve further in 2015 and 2016.
December 19, 2014 - 00:38 GMT
The consumer has been and remains a key driver of growth in Kuwait, even as growth in the sector has moderated somewhat.

September 15, 2011

Abu Dhabi Ports Company
10:23 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company has celebrated the keel laying ceremony for two new 32 metre escort tugboats specially designed for marine services at the new Khalifa Port.

September 14, 2011

During the Board of Trustees meeting
13:46 GMT
(press release)

The Board of Trustees of the Emirates Identity Authority has set October 31, 2011 as the final deadline for UAE nationals to enroll their names in the Population Register and ID Card.

During the lecture
13:39 GMT
(press release)

Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Chairman of the National Election Committee, has stated that UAE women have the perfect opportunity to win in the FNC elections this year.

During the campaign
10:18 GMT
(press release)

As part of its social responsibility commitments Jafza organized a three day-long blood donation drive in the Free Zone, which saw participation from employees of Economic Zones World and Jafza customers.

Air traffic movement charts
08:00 GMT

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority announced that air traffic movements in the UAE grew at a rate of 4.8% in August 2011 compared to the same month last year.

September 13, 2011

The passengers swallowed up the capsules before arriving at Dubai in an attempt to evade customs inspectors
12:18 GMT

Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai Int’l Airport foiled 3 separate attempts of smuggling drugs stuffed in capsules hidden inside guts of 3 passengers from different nationalities.

11:08 GMT
(press release)

The future of LNG as a viable and sustainable alternative marine fuel for working vessels is one of the most eagerly-anticipated sessions taking place at Middle East Workboats 2011.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development
10:52 GMT
(press release)

DED has announced the launch of quarterly Consumer Confidence Index to evaluate consumer impressions on the state of the economy and the key drivers of consumer behaviour.

08:52 GMT
(press release)

Reed announced its final preparations for the world’s entertainment content market MIPCOM taking place from 3 to 6 October 2011.

September 11, 2011

Voting procedures
12:42 GMT
(press release)

The Emirates Identity Authority will deploy its advanced technologies in the Federal National Council (FNC) elections scheduled for the 24th of September 2011.

International Chamber of Commerce
08:39 GMT
(press release)

ICC in partnership with ICC Qatar National Committee and Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) will host the ICC-G20 Regional Consultation for Middle East and North Africa.

ADAC Chairman, Khalifa Al Mazrouei
07:23 GMT
(press release)

Dhabi Airports Company is to be awarded five prestigious ‘Stevie’ trophies at the 8th International Business Awards this year.

Customers relaxing in the coffee shop at Al Barsha Registration Centre of Emirates Identity Authority
07:14 GMT
(press release)

The Emirates Identity Authority has begun to operate a “Coffee Shop” service for customers and staff at its permanent registration centres across the country.

During the visit
06:49 GMT

European Tour officials are already confident of providing a venue in prime condition to welcome the finest players in the world.

September 7, 2011

Hassan Ali Almajed, GOP Director General
12:36 GMT
(press release)

GOP announced that four distinguished speakers from the international and local maritime sector have confirmed their attendance to an industry seminar titled “Addressing Piracy".