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ABU DHABI OCEAN RACING IN THE HUNT AT HALFWAY POINT OF LEG 3

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ABU DHABI OCEAN RACING IN THE HUNT AT HALFWAY POINT OF LEG 3


4114Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (VOR) – is in a close battle for a podium place at the midway point of the race’s third leg from the team’s homeport to Sanya in China.

So far, Leg 3 has seen the closest competition in this edition of the round-the-world sailing challenge, with ADOR leading the fleet away from the United Arab Emirates’ capital on January 3 before becoming embroiled in a familiar three-way battle for first place with the other top teams, China’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Netherlands crew on Team Brunel.

ADOR, aboard its yacht Azzam, briefly gave up the lead as the leading trio approached the northern tip of the Musandam Peninsula but soon snatched back control by splitting paths with the other two.

“Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel sailed through the Ras al Bab gap while we chose to take the longer route round the outside of the islands - as we had done to good effect on the approach to Abu Dhabi,” explained ADOR skipper Ian Walker at the time. “Once again this move paid off as we held more wind and eked a one-mile lead as the fleet compressed into lighter winds to the east.”

ADOR dropped to fifth when the wind dropped to little more than a zephyr in the Gulf of Oman allowing Dongfeng Race Team to develop a seven-mile advantage at the front of the fleet. Walker’s crew was back in contention for the Leg 3 lead on Day 3 after breaking from the fleet in search of more favourable winds. The move – which saw Azzam skirt the Volvo Ocean Race-imposed exclusion zone close to Iranian waters – paid dividends when the wind shifted in ADOR’s favour, leapfrogging Azzam into third place.

ADOR were called up on the marine radio by an inquisitive Pakistani navy patrol who questioned Walker over the team’s intentions. Happily for all concerned, the encounter was a friendly one and didn’t delay the ADOR crew’s progress. “It was a five minute conversation,” said Matt Knighton, ADOR’s on board reporter. “They wanted to know what we were doing, who we were, what nationalities we had onboard. They didn’t slow us down and we were soon on our way.”

Lighter than expected breezes close to shore for ADOR cost valuable miles and once again the sailors had to fight their way back into contention. The Azzam sailors were given little chance to sleep as shifty winds forced an almost non-stop cycle of sail changes. Their efforts paid off however and by January 8 Azzam was back up to third place again.

After a week of predominantly sunny and dry light wind sailing, boat speeds increased dramatically on Day 9 as the fleet were hit by stronger winds funneling between the southernmost tip of India and the island of Sri Lanka. The ADOR sailors revelled in the stronger conditions, clawing their way past Team Brunel and into second place. The gain was short lived however, as that night they fell foul of the light winds in the wind shadow cast by Sri Lanka’s high mountains. The fleet quickly compressed and by first light just a few miles separated ADOR, Brunel, Spanish team MAPFRE, and Turkish entry Team Alvimedica, as all four battled for second place.

“What a frustrating night,” wrote ADOR skipper Ian Walker in an email from Azzam the following morning. “We sailed really well yesterday – we had good speed and made good sail choices. We ground Brunel down and then got ahead of them – only to get stuck under Sri Lanka! We were 125 miles south of the island but needed to be 10 more. We had got close enough to leaders on Dongfeng to see them at one point, but they just wriggled through to the north of us.”

The second half of Leg 3 looks set to be as challenging as the first with light winds expected to dog the fleet in the next few days as they head for the entrance to the Straits of Malacca. Although Walker admits he would always rather be leading, he predicts the final result is far from certain at this stage.

“The good news is we have three boats to race against now,” Walker said. “But the stakes have gone up. We are closer to Brunel than we have been for the last week and the wind ahead looks dire. It likely the fleet could compress again soon so it is all very much still to play for on this leg.”

ADOR is expected to complete the 4,642-nautical mile leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya on or around January 24.


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ADNOC Distribution ppens Al Qalaa Vehicle Inspection Center in Abu Dhabi

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ADNOC Distribution ppens Al Qalaa Vehicle Inspection Center in Abu Dhabi


46ADNOC Distribution has opened a new vehicle inspection center in Abu Dhabi to meet the evolving customer needs for comprehensive services such as issuing and renewing vehicle licenses. Al Qalaa Vehicle Inspection Center will cater to the needs of densely populated areas including Baniyas, Mafraq, and Mussafah, and also provide services to motorists on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road.

Al Qalaa Center was inaugurated by Colonel Mohamed Mayouf Al Ketbi, Head of Vehicles and Driver’s Licensing Department at Abu Dhabi Police and Mohamed Obaid Al Dhaheri, Senior Vice President - Retail Sales representing ADNOC Distribution, in the presence of senior officers of Abu Dhabi Police as well as the ADNOC Group.

Commenting on this occasion, Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: “ADNOC Distribution continuously works to enhance its facilities and provide best-in-class services to our customers in line with the directives of our wise leadership. In order to achieve the highest standards of customer satisfaction, we are opening service centers closer to the vehicle owners. Our corporate customers will also benefit from such services in key business areas. We are additionally working on expanding our geographic reach across the length and breadth of Abu Dhabi for the greater convenience of our customers.”

Al Dhaheri added: “Our expansion strategy for 2015 aims to increase the number of vehicle inspection centers and to enhance the superior quality of services provided. ADNOC Distribution presently operates 18 vehicle inspection centers in the emirate of Abu Dhabi - six of these are in Abu Dhabi area, six centers are in the Western Region and a further six are in Al Ain.”

Al Qalaa Vehicle Inspection Center has the capacity to cater to 900 cars daily. The number of vehicles inspected at the center during the initial operations stage in December 2014 reached 4,000 cars. In keeping with the standard practices at the ADNOC Distribution network vehicles inspected at Al Qalaa are required to undergo mandatory safety tests prior to issuing and renewing vehicle licenses.





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Ali & Sons Co LLC begins development of new Volkswagen showroom in Rawdhat, Abu Dhabi

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Ali & Sons Co LLC begins development of new Volkswagen showroom in Rawdhat, Abu Dhabi


4197Ali & Sons Co. LLC, the official distributor of Volkswagen in Abu Dhabi, today broke ground on the development of a new state-of-the-art Volkswagen showroom in Rawdhat, Abu Dhabi at a ceremony attended by executives including, Mr Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Ali & Sons Co LLC, Ammar Johmani, General Manager of Volkswagen Ali & Sons, and Thomas Milz, Managing Director of Volkswagen Middle East.

The new showroom spanning over 16,000 sq. ft. in a two-story development will feature ultra-modern architecture with up to 25 vehicles on display across both levels, and will be located opposite the new Al Noor Hospital on Airport Road.

Mr Ahmed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Ali & Sons Co LLC, commenting on the ground-breaking said, “The decision to expand our retail offering in this prime location underscores our commitment to our customers and comes in direct response to the increased demand for our products and services that we have witnessed. We firmly believe in delivering Service Excellence to our discerning customers and to do this, we must have the right environment. Our new showroom will feature modern facilities and be equipped with the latest technologies to deliver the highest level of sales and after-sales experience. ”

The new showroom, which is scheduled to open in the latter part of 2016 represents a significant investment of over AED 105 million as Volkswagen Ali & Sons Co LLC expands its presence in the United Arab Emirates. The new development is a continuation of its recent showroom and service centre, expansion and renovation in both Al Ain and Mussafah.

Thomas Milz, Managing Director of Volkswagen Middle East added, “Coupled with our on-going expansion region wide, the United Arab Emirates’ capital is a significant market for Volkswagen. We would like to thank our business partners, Ali & Sons Co LLC for their on-going dedication and investment ensuring the Volkswagen brand can continue to build on its goal to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction in sales and after-sales through the development of world-class facilities.”

Ali & Sons Co LLC, which joined the Volkswagen Middle East retail network in 1987 has enjoyed on-going success in the heart of the United Arab Emirates capital. The new showroom will offer an unparalleled customer experience, as Volkswagen expands its retail network of showrooms and service centres throughout the Emirate.





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7,000 dome structure installed: Abu Dhabi reports progress on Louvre project

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7,000 dome structure installed: Abu Dhabi reports progress on Louvre project


4159Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has completed the installation of the dome structure in its upcoming attraction Louvre Abu Dhabi, it announced on Tuesday.

Work on the dome, which consists of 85 super-sized steel elements and weighs 7,000 tonnes, began in December 2013.

The dome currently sits on 120 temporary support towers, which will be disassembled and removed in the future. As per the design, the dome will later rest on four main piers, a statement said.

Work has also started on the cladding of the dome, as part of which eight layers of aluminium and stainless steel inserts will be placed in a clockwise direction, above and below the steel frame.

“To achieve the ‘rain of light’ effect within the museum, these cladding pieces have been carefully engineered in specific sizes and orientations forming approximately 8,000 stars in both the upper and lower layers,” the statement added.

The star-shaped pieces range from 3.5 to 13.5 metres wide depending on their position and location within the cladding design.

Ali Al Hammadi, CEO at TDIC, said: “We are very pleased that Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome structure installation has now been completed and that the work is progressing as planned. This is a major milestone in the museum’s development, and great achievement for everyone involved because the execution of the design is very complex.”

The company also confirmed that other work was proceeding on the project. To date, approximately 144,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured, 33,000 tons of reinforcement steel has been used and over 18,500,000 man-hours completed on site.

The construction of all the galleries has also been completed structurally, along with the concrete work for the museum’s basement levels and the security screening facility – a seven-metre deep basement through which authorised vehicles will transport all the artwork of the museum.

Work is also progressing on the 1.2km Saadiyat Tunnel which will be the main entryway for the artworks as they are transported to their destination, the statement said.

Jassim Al Hammadi, director of Infrastructure at TDIC, said: “The dome is the museum’s most prominent feature and has been by far the most challenging element to construct on site. However, we are working around the clock to meet our deadlines and make sure that the project is delivered on schedule.

“We will soon start the marine excavation process, which will see the revetment, or breakwater area, surrounding the museum’s temporary platform removed in a strategic process. As work progresses, flooding will start to take place, resulting in Louvre Abu Dhabi’s final floating appearance.”

Mock-up galleries of Louvre Abu Dhabi have been constructed and will serve as a means to verify, evaluate and seek approvals for the architectural quality and aesthetics of works for the museum – both internally and externally, TDIC said.

Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi, anticipated to be ready by December 2015, will encompass 9,200 square metres of art galleries including a 6,681 sqm Permanent Gallery and a 2,364 sqm Temporary Gallery.

Located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, it is one of the three main museums coming up on the island, with the other two including Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.


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OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP MARKS YEARS TEN YEARS IN ABU DHABI

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OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP MARKS YEARS TEN YEARS IN ABU DHABI


Milestones and transformation highlighted in decade of reporting – Regional Director

4124Abu Dhabi 19 Oct, 2014 The global publishing, research and consultancy Oxford Business Group (OBG) is approaching a decade of tracking Abu Dhabi’s dramatic and fast-paced economic development.

Regional Director for Abu Dhabi, Michelle Solomon, said the milestone provided an ideal opportunity for OBG to recall the achievements the emirate has made in that time, and the group’s coverage of the UAE’s growth story, which had been strengthened by hundreds of meetings with leading representatives from across the political, business and economic spheres.

“Our annual reports have charted Abu Dhabi’s progress toward reaching its long-term goals and its transformation into one of the world’s most dynamic markets,” she said. “Tracking all this has involved a huge amount of research and thousands of discussions with key players on the ground, many of whom continue to play a major role in developing Abu Dhabi’s economic landscape.”

Over the years, OBG’s interviews with top representatives from both the public and private sectors have become a hallmark of its publications and a feature that the Group’s global readership has come to expect.

The Group’s first report on the emirate, published in 2005, featured a landmark interview with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in which His Highness outlined the emirate’s priorities, which focused on developing a world class health and education sector, as well as encouraging greater private sector participation and attracting foreign investment, as it moved to liberalise its economy and diversify away from hydrocarbons.  Since then, OBG has also included interviews with other prominent members of the royal family within their annual reports including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Minister of Foreign Affairs HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan; National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan; the Ruler’s Representative of the Western Region HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, amongst others.

OBG’s reports have provided insightful analysis of Abu Dhabi’s major milestones throughout the years. Since its launch in 2008, the emirate’s long-term development strategy, Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, has been a major focus of the group’s research, with extensive coverage given to the roadmap’s implementation.

The publications have provided in-depth analysis detailing changes to  property ownership laws, which allowed, for the first time, non-Emiratis to buy property in Abu Dhabi. This important piece of legislation paved the way for a major wave of development and for the real estate and construction sector to become a pillar of the emirate’s economic diversification strategy.

They have also charted the progress and eventual launch of major infrastructure projects, including the Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), which now serves as an integral support mechanism not only to facilitate trade, but to also provide a foundation for stimulating further industrial activity.

OBG has also reported on the significance of attracting renowned higher education institutions, such as Paris Sorbonne and NYU to the emirate. In doing so, the government demonstrated its commitment to developing international partnerships as a means of achieving a knowledge-based economy.

Additionally, the Group has also examined the significance of the announcement by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) that it will upgrade the UAE’s capital markets to its influential Emerging Markets index, and what this means for the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX). The upgrade represents an important vote of confidence in the UAE’s markets, and has the potential to increase institutional investor interest.

Being based on the ground in Abu Dhabi for the past ten years has afforded OBG the opportunity to gain a unique insight into a wealth of significant developments and how they are contributing to the goals and objectives of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, be it the launch of Formula 1, the expansion of Etihad Airways, the developments on Saadiyat and Yas Islands, the construction of Abu Dhabi’s artificial islands by ADMA-OPCO and ZADCO, the creation of TwoFour54, a media-free zone, or the launch of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

Solomon commented, “The important thing to consider is that while all these developments individually have a certain value, when considered in total, the value to the overall economy is immeasurable. Essentially, the sum is greater than its parts.”

While OBG has been preparing research on the emirate for the past ten years, the Group’s operations, in fact, date back a further decade. Its expansion over the past 20 years has seen the Group grow to cover 37 markets across the Middle East, the Gulf, Southeast Asia, North Africa and South America. This breadth of coverage enables OBG to view Abu Dhabi’s achievements from a global perspective.

Solomon said the list of projects which had been rolled out during OBG’s decade in Abu Dhabi was vast, matched only by the pace of development in the emirate.

“Our reports have made fascinating reading, partly because of the insightful contributions of our interviewees and our data analysis, but also due to the very nature of what’s taking place here in Abu Dhabi,” she said. “As the emirate enters the next stage of Vision 2030, we look forward to continuing with our research and charting the progress of key projects, which include exciting initiatives such as the launch of the Cleveland Clinic, the further development of Abu Dhabi Global Market, a financial free-zone on Al Maryah Island, the opening of the Midfield Terminal Building, development of sour gas projects, the opening of the Louvre, Guggenheim and Zayed Museums, and the further development of its aerospace industry, including the expansion of Strata Manufacturing.”

Solomon said that by providing a platform on which to communicate these significant events to the local and international business community, OBG had itself, become part of the fabric of Abu Dhabi’s economic development. “It is, indeed, immensely satisfying to know that our reports now serve as a valuable tool for encouraging foreign direct investment, promoting trade and generally raising global awareness about the emirate’s impressive social and economic progress,” she concluded.


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EDUKEX 2014 to take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in early November

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EDUKEX 2014 to take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in early November


466British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, will be holding the 13th edition of the Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX 2014) through separate shows in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the first week of November.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by HE Philip Parham, UK Ambassador to UAE on November 3 at Le Royal Meridien Hotel - Abu Dhabi and HE Edward Hobart, British Consul General in Dubai on November 4 at the Multaqa Ballroom at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Dubai exhibition will run until November 5.

The annual event targets UAE students through showcasing world class education opportunities in selected renowned UK universities. The Abu Dhabi event, open from 6 pm to 9 pm, will feature 26 universities, while the Dubai show will see participation of 41 education providers between 5pm and 9pm over two days.

EDUKEX will also allow students to get detailed information about educational programmes, through dedicated sessions at both venues, while highlighting relevant information on visa requirements, studying and living in the UK and types of undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as information regarding scholarships and financial aid, for the benefit of students and parents keen to pursue UK higher education.

The 13th edition of EDUKEX is expected to attract record number of visitors, as a large number of exhibitors will showcase their special offerings, including Kingston University, University of Kent, University of Aberdeen, University of Plymouth, University of Westminster, Loughborough College, Middlesex University, London Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, University of Bradford, University of West London, University of Greenwich, University of the Arts London, The University of Law, University of Bristol, The University of Reading, Queen Mary University of London, University of Surrey, The Royal Wolverhampton School, University of Ulster, Norwich University of the Arts, University of Leeds, The University of Manchester, Loughborough University, University of Southampton, University College London, University of Warwick, City University, Anglia Ruskin University, Bangor University, University for the Creative Arts, De Montfort University, The University of York, University of Greenwich, York St John University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Regent’s University London, Liverpool John Moores University, BPP University, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Derby, University of the West of Scotland and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Marc Jessel, Director of the British Council in the UAE said: “awareness of UK higher education and application procedures has grown rapidly in the UAE. We are delighted to see EDUKEX expanding every year and achieving its goal of promoting the prestigious UK education system in the UAE.”

“Through the exhibition guide, we will help students draw full benefit from their visits by meeting with the participating universities. As a result, visitors will be able to find the right people to talk to and obtain the right information with ease,” said Jessel.

British Council organises EDUKEX as one of its initiatives aimed at enhancing cultural and educational relations between the UAE and the UK.

Jessel added: “The main objective of EDUKEX is to raise awareness of the high quality of UK education and the extensive choice of courses and institutions on offer at every academic level.”

EDUKEX provides UAE students with the opportunities to obtain UK qualifications and return to the UAE to contribute to the economy with their ideas and skills.

From accountancy to zoology, visitors to the exhibition will be able to gather information on hundreds of courses being delivered by institutions across the UK.

The Gold Sponsor of the 13th edition of EDUKEX is The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the world’s proven English language test that is available through more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries.

More than 2.2 million tests were taken globally last year alone, IELTS has cemented its position as the world’s most popular high stakes English language test by providing a reliable measure of a candidate’s ability across the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

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Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi hosted an exclusive event to partners

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Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi hosted an exclusive event to partners


448Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi hosted an exclusive event of appreciation for a significant number of their clients and supporters as a gesture of gratitude that had a positive impact over the past year on the hotel and contributed towards the success of Hyatt Capital Gate. The evening welcomed several dignitaries, corporates and media. Award winning 18 Degrees restaurant was impeccably set up for a memorable evening that included an exquisite menu in a remarkable atmosphere that was well received by all.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Stefan Gaessler, General Manager stated, “we are honoured to receive the support and confidence in our product, we look forward to fostering further a long standing relation with all who we come in contact with”. He was also thankful to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority for their cooperation and great contribution to the development of Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector.

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is the first independently branded Hyatt hotel in the South West Asia region/outside the United States. It is one of the leading hotels in Abu Dhabi and is located in the iconic Capital Gate building, a Guinness World Records-certified structure which inclines a record-breaking 18 degrees.  Capital Gate, also known as the “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi,” is the focal point of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s master development, the largest conference and exhibition venue in the Middle East. Amongst the 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi, Hyatt Capital Gate presents 189 modern hotel rooms and suites.



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COMPANIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WERE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ABU DHABI

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COMPANIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WERE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ABU DHABI


41This past September 28, the Emirates Palace Hotel, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi hosted the ceremony for one of the most important business awards in the world, THE BIZZ ARABIC 2014. The event included the participation of companies that have managed to stand out for their high standards in business leadership, management systems, quality in their goods and/or services, innovation and creativity, CSR, and other areas, as part of their good business practices.

This year is a special one for the WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES, the organization that gives out THE BIZZ awards: it has updated its image under the slogan of “10 Years Changing Business,” since WORLDCOB has now been promoting the business development of 3,000 companies in over 100 countries for more than ten years now through its different networking tools.

The BIZZ ARABIC was dedicated primarily to recognizing companies of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as other businesses from the rest of the world.

Some of the winner companies are:

AL WATANIA POULTRY (Saudi Arabia)

ASAS PAN GULF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY (Saudi Arabia)

OMAN UAE EXCHANGE (Sultanate of Oman)

ABDUL SAMAD AL’QURASHI (Saudi Arabia)

ECOPAINT ANGOLA, LDA. (Angola)

INTEGRATED SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES (Qatar)

SA CÂMBIOS, LDA (Mozambique)

CITYW - MEMBER OF ALMUTLAQ HOLDING (Saudi Arabia)

OMAN WASTEWATER SERVICES COMPANY SAOC (HAYA WATER) (Sultanate of Oman)

JAYASREE TRAVEL AND TOURS COMPANY (India)

RAJ HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTANTS PVT LTD (India)

AL JAZEERA INTERNATIONAL CATERING LLC (United Arab Emirates)

ZED COMMUNICATIONS (United Arab Emirates)

UNIDAD EDUCATIVA CHARLES DARWIN (Ecuador)

LIVINGSTONE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TOURISM (LIUTEBM UNIVERSITY ) (Zambia)

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA (Tanzania)

CABINET CONSEILS ASSOCIES EN AFRIQUE ET SENEGAL “C2A SEN” (Senegal)

SOLIDARITY SAUDI TAKAFUL COMPANY (Saudi Arabia)

WEST BAY PETROLEUM CO. WLL (Qatar)

SERBA DINAMIK GROUP BERHAD (Malaysia)

CAMServ (SL) LTD (Sierra Leone)

BUREAU D’ETUDES DU BÂTIMENT ET DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS (BEBATP) (Congo)

ESKOM UGANDA LIMITED (Uganda)

QATAR PEST CONTROL COMPANY W.L.L. (Qatar)

APPAREL GROUP (United Arab Emirates)

COOPERATIVA DE AHORRO Y CREDITO “CRL. FRANCISCO BOLOGNESI” LTDA (Peru)

AD HOTEL INEX GORICA (Macedonia)

HIGH SEAS MARINE & INDUSTRIAL SERVICES CO. LTD. (Saudi Arabia)

MIDDLE EAST UNIVERSITY (Jordan)

DPS INTERNATIONAL, GHANA (Ghana)

DNJ SPA CANDLE (M) SDN. BHD (Malaysia)

GULF RESERVOIR MODELING TECHNOLOGY (United Arab Emirates)

DALMA MALL (United Arab Emirates)

AADHI GLOBAL TECHONOLGIES (India)

DRYDOCKS WORLD (DDW) & MARITIME WORLD (MW) (United Arab Emirates)

COMPTEX BANGLADESH LTD. (Bangladesh)

KITIMA @ THE KRONENDAL (South Africa)

NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPANY – NATPET (Saudi Arabia)

NMR INTERCONTINENTAL LIMITED (Nigeria)

BELIGENE LIMITADA (Angola)

CORPORACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN ASFALTOS EN EL SECTOR TRANSPORTE E INDUSTRIAL – CORASFALTOS (Colombia)

AL MOURJAN RESTAURANTS (Qatar)

BAGHDAD SOFT DRINKS COMPANY (Iraq)

DUBAI DUTY FREE (United Arab Emirates)

UNION NATIONAL BANK (United Arab Emirates)

EMIRATES IDENTITY AUTHORITY (United Arab Emirates)

RISDA PLANTATION SDN, BHD. (Malaysia)

DHL EXPRESS (United Arab Emirates)

ABU DHABI POLICE G.H.Q (United Arab Emirates)

ABC.group - ALIMOU BUSINESS CENTER (Chad)

PRESTON INTERNATIONAL (Chad)

ECOINSA (Bolivia)

JSC ORIENBANK / OPEN JOINT - STOCK COMPANY “ORIENBANK” (Republic of Tajikistan)

JUGO-IMPEX D.O.O (Serbia)

XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BHUBANESWAR (XIMB), XAVIER UNIVERSITY BHUBANESWAR (XUB) (India)

ABU DHABI UNIVERSITY (United Arab Emirates)

NEPTUNE AVIATION CONSULTING (NAVCON) (United Arab Emirates)

ESPECIAS PICANTES YUCATECAS S.A. DE C.V. (Mexico)

HURLAG TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (Nigeria)

ACRUTA & TAPIA INGENIEROS S.A.C. (Peru)

CRESCENT LIGHTING LIMITED (Bangladesh)

CAE-CENTRO DE APOIO EMPRESARIAL (Angola)

INTERNATIONAL MARBLE CO. LLC (Sultanate Of Oman)

CRIMSON INTERACTIVE PVT. LTD (India)

EO DENT (Bulgaria)

Sotec-Soluções Tecnológicas. (Angola)

INNOVENTURE EDUCATIONAL INVESTMENTS LLC (United Arab Emirates)

BANK SOHAR (Sultanate of Oman)

FAIQUITO S.A. (Ecuador)

WY CONSULTANCY & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SDN BHD (Malaysia)

OMNIDATA TRADING LDA (Angola)

BOLYNO INTERNATIONAL GROUP CO. LTD (Cambodia)

PHNOM PENH WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY (Cambodia)

CAPITAL 02 NATURAL HEALTH COMPANY LTD. (Ghana)

DOHA BANK (Qatar)

IRAQI CENTER FOR CANCER AND MEDICAL GENETICS RESEARCH (Iraq)

ENERGIZE MARKETING & ADVERTISING COMPANY LTD (Saudi Arabia)

BBS ENGINEERING LIMITED (Ghana)

THE WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES (WORLDCOB) recognizes companies in over 100 countries through its awards ceremonies, held in different countries each year, as part of its efforts to shine a light on those companies that stand out for their business excellence. Through these awards, WORLDCOB provides companies with incentive and motivation to continue participating actively in the business world as an example for other corporations in their respective countries, making valid contributions to labor, economic, and social matters.

For photos of the ceremony visit our Facebook fan page. For more information visit www.thebizz2014.com.



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No hallucinators included: Lipton Tea exonerated in Abu Dhabi

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No hallucinators included: Lipton Tea exonerated in Abu Dhabi


4103The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has confirmed the safety of Lipton tea products in Abu Dhabi markets, following the circulation of rumours through YouTube, alleging the existence of hallucination pills in the company’s products.

Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi, Director of Communication and Community Service at the ADFCA, said that the inspectors conducted a comprehensive survey on the tea sales in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region retail outlets, pointing out that the physical examination showed lack of any impurities or hallucination pills in different tested teabags.

Al Raisi said that all the samples that have been tested in the outlets are produced by the UAE. With regard to the imported shipments, he noted that the last shipment came from Lebanon, and was tested safe before being displayed in the markets of the emirate




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Turkish Airlines launches AED 1,140 return flight from Abu Dhabi for Ramadan in Istanbul

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Turkish Airlines launches AED 1,140 return flight from Abu Dhabi for Ramadan in Istanbul


447Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline*, has launched round trip fares of AED 1,140, inclusive of all taxes and service charges, from Abu Dhabi to visit Istanbul during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Travellers from Abu Dhabi can book the Ramadan promotional round trip fare to Istanbul until 23rd July 2014. Tickets are valid for a minimum 2 day stay and for up to a maximum of 15 days, for travel to and from Istanbul by 23rd July 2014.

Turkish Airlines offers nine weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul connecting travellers to 259 worldwide destinations across 107 countries. Bookings and flight schedules for Istanbul and beyond can be made through www.turkishairlines.com or any Turkish Airlines sales office.



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