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Soccer: Qatar aims to host COVID-free World Cup – foreign minister

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<!----> FILE PHOTO: Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s foreign affairs minister said on Saturday his country is ready to host the World Cup next year and has been in talks with vaccine providers to ensure all attendees are vaccinated, Qatar’s state news agency QNA reported. “Right now there are programs under development to provide vaccination to all the attendees of the World Cup. We will be able, hopefully, to host a COVID-free event,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who is also deputy prime minister. The president of global soccer body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, said in February that World Cup matches would play to full stadiums in Qatar next year. Al-Thani said he believed it would be the first carbon-neutral world event, QNA said. (Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Hugh Lawson) About the Author

Edenred Recognized as One of the Best Companies to Work for in UAE 2021

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)-– Edenred UAE, an affiliate of the French group and UAE’s largest salary processing provider, has been recently recognized as one of the best places to work in the UAE. The company received outstanding scores across several aspects of their workplace such as learning opportunities, organizational culture and giving back to the community resulting in its recognition among the employer of choice in the UAE. Best Places to Work is an international certification program, considered as the ‘Platinum Standard’ in identifying and recognizing top workplaces around the world, providing employers the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and the satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience with the highest standards in regard to working conditions. In a statement from Anouar Bourakkadi, CEO of Edenred UAE “We are honored to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in the UAE, which is testament of the hard work and commitment of all our talented employees despite a very challenging year. We care about our employees and are committed to fostering an inclusive culture that builds on the workplace for tomorrow, prioritizing innovation, leadership and respect. Edenred will continue...

Travel time to reduce between Sharjah and Dubai; New bridge, tunnel and roads open...

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Supplied Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened the Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project to vehicles on Saturday, which is expected to significantly improve traffic movement in the area. The project includes an underpass of three lanes in each direction extending 680 metres at the junction of Al Khawaneej and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, new roads as well as a bridge of two lanes in each direction at the junction of Al Amardi and Emirates Roads in the direction of Al Awir. There's also a new surface signalised junction to ensure free and safe traffic flow on Al Khawaneej Road, and an upgraded roundabout at the intersection of Al Khawaneej-Al Amardi Roads which has now been converted to a signalised junction.His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, said, “The Al Khawaneej Roads Project is one of the key strategic projects for improving the links between Dubai and Sharjah through the improvement of vertical roads linking with the Emirates Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road up to the Airport Street.”Benefits of Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project•    Construction of three main interchanges•    Cuts journey...

Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant Project in Malawi breaks ground

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Led by Newton Kambala, the Minister of Energy, the government of Malawi has officially launched the construction of the first phase of the proposed Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant.With a planned capacity of 21 MWp, this project is spearheaded by Phanes Group, an international solar energy developer, investment, and asset manager, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and its partner responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (rAREH), on renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.rAREH was established by the Swiss asset manager, responsAbility Investments AG, which specializes in development-related sectors of emerging economies, in conjunction with the KfW Development Bank.About the entire projectThe Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant is one of Malawi’s first commercial scale-independent solar power projects and it is being developed in two phases of 21 MWac and 16 MWac.The project is part of the Malawian government’s plan to move the East African country from its reliance on hydropower, which currently represents over 90% of its energy mix. It stems from the country’s first competitive tender in the power sector leading to a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed between its developers and Malawi’s national utility, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM), in February 2019.Expectations for the projectAlso Read: Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant in Malawi guaranteed...

THE ST. REGIS DUBAI, THE PALM PREPARES

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The exclusive property is set to bring exquisite service and sophisticated design to the iconic Palm Jumeirah St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announces plans to open The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm in May. Located in The Palm Tower at the heart of Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah, the hotel is ideally situated for guests to explore the island, its stunning beaches and breathtaking views while also discovering the city. Designed with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts timeless aesthetic, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm will carefully balance opulence with refinement and elegance. The hotel will feature 264 lavishly appointed rooms and 26 elegant suites, each with expansive views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s skyline through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests staying at the soon-to-open hotel will also enjoy the iconic St. Regis Butler Service and bespoke amenities. Upon opening, the hotel will take guests on a culinary journey with four dining establishments including an elegant ladies-only afternoon tea lounge and a specialty restaurant. The hotel will offer rejuvenating treatments for the body and soul at the brand’s signature Iridium® Spa, and an extensive range of unique fitness and relaxation facilities.  The property...

Hope Probe builds UAE space skills

With the world’s fifth mission — and first from an Arab country — to reach Mars, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) joins an elite...

There’s a virtual Thai food festival coming to the UAE this month

Those craving a taste of authentic Thai food won’t have to venture far to get their fill this month. The Royal Thai Consulate-General in...

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture to host over 150 workshops ..

ABU DHABI, (Pakistan Point News - 01st Mar, 2021) MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has...

ENOC opens the Service Station of the Future at Expo 2020 Dubai

ENOC Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, unveiled the innovatively designed Service Station of the Future, located at the Expo...

ELEMENT Alpha Hires Bunker Trader in Dubai

The new hire joined the company at the end of last year. File Image / Pixabay ...

Ivory Aesthetics Clinic Dubai Unveils th…

Ivory Aesthetics Clinic in Dubai is proud to introduce to the region a revolutionary laser treatment for cellulite, Erchonia’s Emerald Laser. This FDA-approved, completely...

Dubai Sports Council launches its 7th Annual Devel ..

Dubai Sports Council’s 7th Annual Development Program for Dubai Club Coaches kicked off on February 27 with former Holland and Australia national Under-17 and...

New parking fees at Dubai Frame, Zabeel Park

Monday, March 1st, 2021 11:19am iStock (illustration) New parking charges have been introduced around...

Lleida.net to create a new subsidiary in Dubai

MADRID, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Lleida.net (BME: LLN) (OTCQX: LLEIF) (EPA: ALLLN) has...

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