Eco Blue Flags Fly at 12 More Green Beaches in United Arab Emirates
OCTOBER 3, 2013
there is also a silver lining that the planet loves: 12 more beaches in the United Arab Emirates have earned the Blue Flag. Now the United Arab Emirates proudly flies blue flags at 24 marinas and beaches. Lifestyle Blue Flag Dubai oceans United Arab Emirate
Dubai: finding green in the desert, part 1
Green Traveler Guides
JULY 5, 2012
Even sleep starved, I can see that this airport where I now find myself—in the United Arab Emirates’ city-state version of Las Vegas—is swank beyond belief. Dubai: finding green in the desert, part 1 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | The City-State Story | I’m in Dubai, or at least that’s what my brain on red-eye time says.
United Arab Emirates Celebrates 41 Years – at the Zoo
DECEMBER 2, 2012
The Arab Gulf emirates celebrates National Day at the zoo until Dec 3. Al Ain Zoo presents visitors with an exciting programme of events and activities in celebration of the 41st United Arab Emirates National Day.
Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2
Green Traveler Guides
OCTOBER 16, 2012
| Luxury Fit For a Green Sheikh | The towering skyscrapers of Dubai disappear behind me in a haze. Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Africa Airlines All Dubai Eco-adventure Middle East Resorts Restaurants/Cafes United Arab Emirates Abdulaziz bin Ali bin Rashed Al Nuaimi Al Maha DDCR Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Green Sheikh Michael Straus Reuters
Arabian eco-fashion show asks: how green is your abaya?
MARCH 13, 2014
Designed to raise awareness of green practices nationwide, it’s part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Green Festival 2014 , and an offshoot of Berlin-Dubai Designer Exchange 2013, conducted in partnership with the Goethe-Institute Gulf Region.
Augmented Reality Projected on Mosque, Fireworks Alternative
JANUARY 10, 2012
In Jaffa, Israel the Arabs there shoot off fireworks instead. To celebrate the United Arab Emirates National Day 2011, technologists and designers at Obscura Digital created an augmented reality canvas over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Al Jahili Fort in the Gulf region.
10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Abu Dhabi’s (AD) stellar efforts to raise green performance across industry sectors position that Gulf state as regional leader in both conceiving sustainable solutions, and more critically, setting them in action.
People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris
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MARCH 16, 2015
| Green Travel News | Thousands of indigenous Maasai are being forced off their land at gunpoint, in an illegal land grab orchestrated by the Tanzanian government and a company based in the United Arab Emirates that wants to operate luxury hunting safaris.
Abu Dhabi Turns to Natural Gas Green Transport
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Read more about this initiative and all about how Abu Dhabi is leading the region’s green revolution. The switch to alternative fuel is happening in partnership with Al Wathba Central Services, which is providing free training to ADFCA staff who’ll be driving these green machines.
Wharton’s Looking for Middle East Green-novation at Innovation Tournament
MARCH 22, 2012
Knowledge@Wharton and a college in the United Arab Emirates Launch Innovation Tournament for Green Ideas in the Middle East. Cleantech, Science & Technology green competition innovation sustainbility tournament United Arab Emirates
Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming
OCTOBER 13, 2012
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Turning Arabian Desert Fog Into Energy and Water
DECEMBER 27, 2012
According to the Emirates official news agency WAM and a press release issued by Masdar, the projects are being split into two separate actions to work together on boosting the use of fog, detection and grabbing of fresh water.
Dubai Summer Holiday – Do’s and Don’ts for Foreign Travelers
JULY 5, 2013
Among the seven member states of the United Arab Emirates , Dubai – if it was a Disney dwarf – could be called “Tolerant”. And drop Green Prophet a postcard to tell us how the trip went. Planning on a trip to Dubai before intense summer heat hits?
Architectural Pornography: Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower
MARCH 22, 2013
Green Prophet’s told you all about Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower. estimates that collisions with skyscraper glass kills up to 1 billion birds a year in the United States alone). What would it take to incite project teams to hit new heights in green technologies?
Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]
DECEMBER 23, 2013
Commercial and private real estate development in the United Arab Emirates threaten whales, dugongs, coral reefs and all marine life in the Arabian Gulf. The development of countless mega-cities in the Arab region is one of the most striking impressions the atlas provides.
Drones monitor flamboyances of flamingos in this Arab country
JUNE 26, 2014
“Drones are the future of conservation,” said Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri when commenting on his team’s plan to use drones to monitor flocks of flamingos at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in United Arab Emirates.
How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward
AUGUST 10, 2015
The Gaslamp Quarter Association requested for the energy suppliers to use alternative fuel for this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations in San Diego as part of their mission to make the event green. Energy oil United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute Files U.S. Patent for Advanced Battery tech
MARCH 6, 2012
Continuing its pioneering of renewable energy technologies that have great relevance for the Middle East – such as its recent work on sand-resistant solar - the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates has just filed a provisional patent application with the U.S.
The mailman is a drone in this Middle East country [video]
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
But a new initiative from the United Arab Emirates puts a little 21st Century technology into the old mail carrier. According to Reuters the Emirates will upgrade its government services by using drones, unmanned flying vehicles to deliver official packages and papers.
Green Investment Bank and Masdar Ink Agreement to Link Mideast to Britain
MAY 8, 2013
The UK Green Investment Bank and the United Arab Emirates Masdar have inked a new agreement that will see the UAE-based company work toward new investment opportunities in the United Kingdom, taking their expertise in renewable energy to Britain.
Dubai Might Buy Solar off Roofs
MARCH 17, 2012
Related: Green Gas Station Meets Stringent New Dubai Building Code ). A feed in tariff, as in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, drove adoption rates to record levels.
Will GM’s Green Cadillac Sell in the UAE?
AUGUST 21, 2011
Sleek, green and probably expensive ; GM’s extended range ELR will soon be coming off assembly lines. Cadillac Ciel: beautiful wheels, but not green. White Gold Bentley Upstages Emerati Gold Mercedes – How Un-green!
Global Land Grabs: Benefits, Emerging Dangers, and Growing Anxieties
APRIL 16, 2011
An Arab country is among the top 3. The issue of land grabbing by Gulf countries for food security purposes has been in the news (including Green Prophet) for some years now, but the trend for large-scale acquisitions is accelerating. Who’s grabbing land at the fastest rate?
Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian have made the United Arab Emirates their home, for which we are very grateful. They talked with Green Prophet about their vision. How does this news bode for renewable energy projects in the United Arab Emirates?
Abu Dhabi’s New Market “The Souq” Harkens Us Back to Disco Days
MARCH 21, 2013
Everything old is new again in Abu Dhabi’s Central Market “The Souk” where developers are inspired by the emirate’s not-so-distant past. Nestled in the base of the Emirate’s new World Trade Center is a marvelous modern souk (market).
How ertex Integrates Solar cells into Middle East Buildings
MAY 9, 2013
Green Prophet interviews Dieter Moor, the CEO of ertex – a building integrated photovoltaic company which recently completed a roof-based system for the the Sheik Zayad Learning Center at the Al Ain Zoo.
Eole Uses Wind Power to Make Water From Desert Air
APRIL 18, 2012
Business & Politics Water Abu Dhabi Eole Water green design United Arab Emirates water water conservationAbu Dhabi hosts successful test of prototype water condensation, using wind power.
The Accelerating Decline of World Oceans: Why It Matters for the Middle East
JULY 1, 2011
At a time when Arab media attention was focused on extended wars, failed states, and austerity measures, a recent report on the world’s oceans failed to gain considerable attention in the region. World Ocean Day- 6 Tips to Green the Seas.
WMS Metal Industries Sorts Recyclables and Makes $ With Push of Button
JUNE 4, 2013
The United Arab Emirates is planning to ban non-biodegradable plastic products beginning next year, and it is possible it can work with the latest technological invention from WMS Metal Industries now working locally.
Formula One Drivers Take On Dubai in an Electric Twizy Frenzy (video!)
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
But with all the riches in Dubai, one positive green idea that they could also push in the oil-fueled economy is hooking eco car insurance like that being offered by the Green Insurance Company in the UK. This could take driving green in Dubai to a whole new level.
Visionary Masdar CEO Named “Champion of the Earth” by UN
JUNE 8, 2012
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the Masdar CEO, is the recipient of this year’s United Nations’ Champions of the Earth award. Like “the Green Shiekh” Dr Al Jabar was strongly influenced by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Related: The Green Sheikh’s Eco-Hero.
Time to Pause: Risks of Nuclear in the Volatile Middle East and North Africa Region
MARCH 16, 2011
The Arab region holds the densest concentration on earth of countries seeking to generate nuclear electricity for the first time. Business & Politics Energy Japan Middle East nuclear United Arab Emirates
Masdar Looks to Make Good on Solar Power in Saudi Arabia
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
This month, Masdar CEO Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber said publicly that his United Arab Emirates-based company is discussing potential investments in Saudi, and will likely be focusing on solar energy.
An Energy Insider for Nuclear Newcomers in the Middle East
JULY 9, 2013
Nuclear energy is already an important source of power for some of the world’s most “green” perceived countries like Canada, so why shouldn’t responsible countries in the Middle East also have access to nuclear if it’s done in a safe and careful way? Can the industry be “greened”?
Tuataras Not Hybrids Rule the Road at Dubai Car Show
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
“Hybrid cars still can’t cut it in United Arab Emirates,” is the sub-heading sum-up of an article in this week’s Gulf News covering the Dubai Motor Show. Cars & Transportation Dubai EV hybrid United Arab Emirates
Masdar City’s Pod Car Makers – The Interview
MAY 9, 2011
Director of the Masdar City PRT project, Robbert from 2getthere talks to Green Prophet about Masdar’s modest fleet of driverless pod cars. Cars & Transportation Abu Dhabi Masdar City Personal Rapid Transport Pod Car United Arab Emirates
It's The Beginning Of The End For Plastic Bags In Abu Dhabi
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Residents of the United Arab Emirates use 11.6 Plastic waste accounts for nearly 19% of the Emirate’s total waste and lasts up to 400 years, according to Khaleej Times.
How the Middle East Should Can Coordinate A Sustainable Agenda
APRIL 2, 2011
In looking toward the future, social Greens throughout the region would do well to coordinate an agenda geared toward a sustainable tomorrow. Business & Politics Abu Dhabi alternative energy clean technology Egypt environment food Israel Lebanon Middle East pollution renewable energy Saudi Arabia Solar Energy Turkey United Arab Emirates water water conservation
Arab Spring May Boost Chance for Desertec Solar Power
JUNE 5, 2011
In an earlier Green Prophet article, the five ideal MENA countries for building solar energy plants are Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Libyan Revolution Will End Gadaffi’s Green Visions.
Estidama Is the Arab World’s Sustainability Rating System: Watch Films on Estidama
APRIL 10, 2013
We’ve collected a number of films from around the net on Estidama , a LEED-like sustainability rating for communities, villas and apartments in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council and its green vision for families?