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Dubai Investments committed to growth, expansion in Azerbaijan

Source : Saudi Gazette | 25 Oct 2013

Dubai Investments, is reinforcing its commitment to growth in Azerbaijan and the CIS states through an active participation in BakuBuild 2013, the 19th Azerbaijan International Construction Exhibition, currently under way in Baku, Azerbaijan.

At the exhibition which runs till October 26, the largest investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market showcased the leading-edge capabilities of the company and its subsidiaries, which includes Glass LLC, Emirates Building Systems [EBS], Emirates Extrusion Factory [EEF] and Labtec.

Five-member Indian family embraces Islam

By Ahmed Shaaban | Khaleej Times | 31 October 2012

Though a number of people convert to Islam at the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai on a daily basis, it was a one-family show on Tuesday morning.

A five-member Indian family embraced Islam.

Huda Al Kaabi, Head of New Muslims Section at the Department, said the whole family — the father, mother, daughter, son and his wife — approached the department on their own free will.

Eco-friendly mosque planned in Dubai

Source : Arab News | Dubai | 14 Jul 2012

Dubai plans to build the first eco-friendly mosque near the Clocktower Roundabout in Deira.

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) said the 45,000 square feet mosque would take shape over an area of 105,000 square feet.

As the largest mosque in Dubai, the facility will accommodate 3,500 worshippers.

Using green building techniques that will reduce energy and water consumption, the AED 25 million mosque will set new construction benchmarks in the UAE.

OIC Launches Islamic Parliament Project in Dubai

Source : IslamToday | 19 Jun 2012

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in a bid to enhance cooperation and integration with Islamic countries, on are launching the Islamic Parliament Project in Dubai.

A panel of experts representing nine Islamic parliaments are meeting fon Sunday and Monday to discuss and prepare the Islamic Parliament Proclamation.

US ally UAE shuts down US-funded think tank

Al Jazeera | Dubai | 02 Apr 2012

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has raised concerns over a move by the United Arab Emirates, a key US ally in the Gulf, to shut down a US-funded rights advocacy group.

"We very much regret it," Clinton said after a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday with foreign ministers from Gulf States, referring to the closure of the Dubai office of the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Clinton said she had discussed the issue with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the UAE's foreign minister.

Winners of prestigious Zayed Prize declared

Source : K.T. Abdurabb | Arab News
DUBAI | 03 Mar 2011

Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Swiss-born Mathis Wackernagel and Prof. Najib Saab from Lebanon have won the prestigious Zayed International Prize for Environment.

This was announced on Wednesday by Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, minister of Environment and Water at a press conference that was held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.

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