Sharjah Crown Prince, deputy ruler and Sharjah Executive Council chair Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al-Qasimi inspected the House of Wisdom on 15 June.
Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management chairman Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, was the first to give blood in the tenth My Blood for My Country campaign, which launched on 14 June.
Shopping and leisure developer Majid Al-Futtaim has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Yellow Door Energy for the supply of up to 6.2MW of solar power.
Abu Dhabi Executive Office chairman Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been appointed to run the new UAE Genomics Council, which was set up by federal Vice President, prime minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on 15 June.
Regional rivalries are not necessarily forever – they may dissolve into historic rapprochements, which is how senior diplomats in the Gulf would probably prefer to interpret recent political and diplomatic manoeuvres involving Qatar, the UAE and Egypt in East Africa.
An unidentified Saudi prince, referred to only as “a royal highness” in official reports and described as an employee of the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing, has been sentenced to two years in jail and fined SR100,000 ($27,000).
Princess Noura Bint Mohammed Bin Abdullah, a great-granddaughter of King Faisal, told Arab News in late May about her work in creating Adhlal (mentors/patrons), a platform to help young Saudis get into the design industry. Adhlal is building a learning and development section to promote local designers.
The decision by the Shura-ye Negahban (Guardian Council) to cull all but seven names from the list of 592 people who had registered to run in the presidential election on 18 June was, on the surface, unsurprising.
Qatar Olympic Committee president Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani has received a master of business administration degree from the HEC Paris business school. The QOC tweeted its congratulations to him on 27 May.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s wife Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saeed Bin Thani Al-Maktoum gave birth to twins on 20 May: a boy named Rashid and a girl called Sheikha.
King Salman’s only daughter Princess Hessa Bint Salman reportedly married in late May to Prince Fahd Bin Saad Bin Abdullah Bin Turki Al-Saud. They had been engaged for some time. In September 2019, a French court found Hessa guilty (in absentia) of ordering a staff member to beat a workman at her Paris apartment.
Ruler Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi has raised the minimum wage for local citizens by 43%, to Dh25,000 ($6,800) from Dh17,500. It follows a Department of Social Services study into Sharjah living standards.
Deputy defence minister Prince Khalid Bin Salman was dispatched to Baghdad on 12 May for talks with President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi, Council of Representatives (parliament) speaker Mohammed Al-Halbosi and defence minister Jumah Enad Al-Jebori.
Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum has been appointed chairman of the Ruler’s Court of his father, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR).
Qatar Petroleum (QP) plans to issue between $7bn and $10bn-worth of five-, ten- and 30-year notes to fund its North Field expansion.
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