Fresh food: United Arab Emirate’s unsustainable obsession

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Now a new study by the Dubai Municipality Food Control Department shows that the modern Middle East is picking up those same bad habits, with most consumers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) so obsessed about food freshness that they won’t buy products approaching their sell-by date. Why did the carrot slap the lettuce? Because it was too fresh.

Medical Tourism Boom in Jordan and United Arab Emirates

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Rising healthcare costs in the United States and increased waiting periods for specialized treatment in Europe are fueling rapid growth in the numbers of medical tourists pouring into the region. Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the region’s top medical travel destinations, according to Josef Woodman, founder of Patients Beyond Borders (self-billed as “the most trusted resource in medical travel). Catch some healing sun with your operation?

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Eco Blue Flags Fly at 12 More Green Beaches in United Arab Emirates

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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. The Blue Flag United Arab Emirates page is not yet updated, but click here to see the beaches that already have the Blue Flag. Lifestyle Blue Flag Dubai oceans United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Celebrates 41 Years – at the Zoo

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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. A stage at Al Ain Zoo’s heritage village will host a variety of traditional Arabic dance performances such as Harbiya and Ayala. Travel & Nature Al Ain Zoo animals United Arab Emirates

Dubai: finding green in the desert, part 1

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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. All Dubai Hotels Middle East Restaurants/Cafes United Arab Emirates Al Maha Luxury Resort & Spa Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Media City Dubai Organic Foods & Cafe Dubai Radisson Blu Dubai Reuters United Arab Ermirates

Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

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Cuba will receive an Arab fund loan to develop solar power. In Nepal , a project will receive an ADFD loan of US$10 million to support a total of 20 biogas digesters which will serve as demonstration units to 270 municipalities.

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The World Urban Forum, 10 years on Abu Dhabi shows off

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For the first time, it took place in an Arab country, the United Arab Emirates, and the host, Abu Dhabi, had much to contribute to the conversation. . billion USD to improve liveability of the main cities of the emirate. Architecture Cities Abu Dhabi Irena Mangrove Forests Masdar City United Arab Emirates World Urban ForumLike this Foster and Partners museum, and creations like artificial islands and Masdar.

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11 million jobs filled in renewables and solar is on top!

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Until now, renewable energy industries have remained relatively concentrated in a handful of major markets, such as China, the United States and the European Union. China alone accounts for 44 per cent of global wind employment, followed by Germany and the United States. In 2018, PV employment expanded in India, Southeast Asia and Brazil, while China, the United States, Japan and the European Union lost jobs. . United Arab Emirates Irena solar power wind

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Dream sales job in sunny solar open in Dubai

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You will need to have some experience in the industry and some experience already working in the United Arab Emirates. Today it has dreams of bringing on the best and most novel sustainability solutions for the region , stewarding them in and implementing them across the entire United Arab Emirates. And your job will be to develop the solar energy market in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Ever see the video Follow the Frog?

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Energy drinks illegal for under 20s in this Arab country?

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Battling obesity and illnesses like diabetes and hypertension this Arab country is now looking to ban the sale of energy drinks to minors, teens and young adults until the age of 20. The ban still under review according to the Gulf News would be four years higher than the previous ban of 16, is issued by the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Economy. Health energy drinks obesity United Arab Emirates

Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors

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Energy Black Sea Cypress Israel Japan Mediterranean Sea nuclear Turkey United Arab EmiratesForty years in the making: Turkey still intent on building the country’s first nuclear reactor on this serene spot on the Mediterranean Coast.

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Middle East: green hotels spiking upward

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Dead Sea Dubai Hotels Jordan Jordan Valley Kuwait Middle East News Ras Al Khaimah United Arab Emirates Green Globe| Green Travel News |. O ver the past year, hotel chains in the Middle East have gone from small steps toward sustainability to great strides, reports Hotelier Middle East. These hotels, this hospitality industry publication says, are “on the road to making a real difference to the impact of their property on the environment.”

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This wavy Expo pavilion will eat greenhouse gas in 2015

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Remember how exciting it was when we first saw pictures of Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates. Well, the same design team is behind the United Arab Emirate’s solar-powered 2015 Milan Expo Pavilion and it features a host of groundbreaking technology. “We Cities clean tech Foster + Partners green design LEED solar power United Arab Emirates

Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

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But Bahrain is not lonely among its neighbors: Kuwaitis, the report highlighted had biggest “ecological footprint” They consume more resources per person than any other country in the world followed then by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The rest of the top 10 offenders were Denmark, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and the United States, with Bahrain and Sweden listed in ninth and tenth place, respectively.

UAE Divers Organisation Says: “Stop Buying Sharks and Shark Fin Soup”

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We speak to Ibrahim Al Zu’bi from the Emirates Divers Association about why the ban on shark finning in the UAE hasn’t worked and what ordinary people can do to stop the horrific trade. In 2008, shark finning in the United Arab Emirates was banned.

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Will the next Bill Gates be from Ras Al Khaimah?

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In a bid to make the future of the United Arab Emirates more sustainable Google has recently sponsored a local community project called Innovation Hub. Cities United Arab Emirates While the UAE is far from being a Startup Nation like its Middle East neighbour Israel, the new UAE hub will train young people and teachers in the region in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Gulf cargo company makes shipping container cargotecture office

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The United Arab Emirates is home to the world’s tallest building, Burj; it’s over-run by McMansions a la Arabia, and the Emirates don’t hesitate to create artificial islands out of extravagant shapes like planet earth. If I had the budget, I could make one of our rooms look like the Burj Al Arab.”. This one will contain wind towers (using inverted containers) and will mimic traditional Arab design – something we are aching to see.

How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward

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Energy oil United Arab EmiratesThe pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever. With an increased demand for energy supply comes an equally high demand for sustainability and environmental responsibility.

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Drones monitor flamboyances of flamingos in this Arab country

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“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. Green Tech and Gadgets animals United Arab Emirates wildlife conservation

Arabian eco-fashion show asks: how green is your abaya?

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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. Design Abu Dhabi Mall eco-fashion Goethe-Institute hijab United Arab Emirates Green Festival 2014

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Green Recycling Machines for Light Bulbs and Batteries in Sharjah

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You can get vending machines for the strangest things in the Arab Gulf – even for gold bars. But thinking in a greener direction, the United Arab Emirates is the second country in the world to adopt light bulb and used battery recycling machines to the public. Lifestyle & Culture light bulbs recycling sharjah United Arab Emirates

Estidama Is the Arab World’s Sustainability Rating System: Watch Films on Estidama

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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. Any companies looking to work in the United Arab Emirates green space should watch these movies to get the basics. United Arab Emirates Estidama green building LEED sustainability

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

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WASHINGTON — Israel is the best-prepared country in the Middle East for climate change, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey, according to data released Nov. It also comes right before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20), to take place Dec. out of a possible 100, followed by New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Iceland.

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The mailman is a drone in this Middle East country [video]

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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 Tech and Gadgets drones United Arab Emirates Some countries like Canada are trying to say goodbye to human-delivered postal mail forever.

It feels like spring….

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It’s actually found in a wadi in the United Arab Emirates, in the mountains between Dubai and the Gulf of Oman. Birds buntings spring United Arab Emirates…so here’s a post about some birds at a spring. Okay, that’s a fairly weak way to start a post. I’m sorry. Second week in a new job and I come down with the flu.

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Time to Pause: Risks of Nuclear in the Volatile Middle East and North Africa Region

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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

Unrecyclable Biodegradable Plastic Bags Enforced in Gulf Country

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In a well-meaning effort to rid Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other emirates from plastic bags , the United Arab Emirates government has banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags. Instead, it will be mandatory for business across all seven emirates to offer their clients the biodegradable variety starting 1 January, 2013. Business & Politics biodegradable plastic Gulf Country plastic pollution United Arab Emirates unrecyclable plastic

Green Investment Bank and Masdar Ink Agreement to Link Mideast to Britain

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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. The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom have already forged a strong bond in the advancement of clean energy,” said Masdar CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, in a statement.

Wadi Drone for conservation flies through Emirati national park and scoops top prize

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A group of UAE students won the national category for coming up with a practical idea for a drone to improve government services in the Emirates. Wadi means ‘valley’ in Arabic. In developing the drone, the team joined forces with the Emirates Wildlife Society and the Wadi Wurayah National Park. Related: The mailman is a drone in this Arab country. Cities animal conservation drones United Arab Emirates

Dubai to Abu Dhabi Electric Superbus Now Road Legal

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It’s called the Superbus, and it was originally proposed as a super fast and luxurious commuter vehicle between the UEA Emirate states of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. When in service, the Superbus will drive of a special “fast lane” that will be built alongside the regular highway between the two United Arab Emirates cities. Cars & Transportation Abu Dhabi Dubai electric cars EVs Superbus United Arab Emirates

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WMS Metal Industries Sorts Recyclables and Makes $ With Push of Button

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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. Architecture & Urban Abu Dhabi MWS Metal Industries United Arab Emirates

WATCH: Protecting Mangroves in the Arab Gulf

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Earlier this week Tafline found the vivacious character Ali Saloom from the United Arab Emirates who has launched a new show: Ask Ali About the Environment. Travel & Nature Abu Dhabi environmental education United Arab Emirates VideoClick here to view the embedded video. One of his first episodes on environmental issues in Abu Dhabi, here Ali points out how mangroves in Abu Dhabi protect us from environmental catastrophes.

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Gourmet Camel-Milk Chocolate To Be Manufactured in the UAE

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Exploiting a local source of rich milk, Dubai’s Camelicious company makes pralines and chocolate bars made with camel milk touted as gourmet treats in the United Arab Emirates. Food & Health food local food locovore Middle East United Arab EmiratesCamel milk chocolate sounds good. The only problem is getting enough milk. We’ve given 6 reasons to drink camel’s milk, one of which is that it’s delicious.

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Dubai Beautified by Small Pockets of Outdoor Art

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Perhaps cognizant that buying stuff only provides so much satisfaction and eager to contribute to the Arab world’s creative renaissance, Dubai Culture has commissioned small works of outdoor art that might transform at least small pockets of one of the world’s most materialistic cities into something a little more… interesting. Lifestyle & Culture Dubai dubai culture authority metropolis outdoor art United Arab Emirates urban art

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Dubai Summer Holiday – Do’s and Don’ts for Foreign Travelers

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Among the seven member states of the United Arab Emirates , Dubai – if it was a Disney dwarf – could be called “Tolerant”. They appear to be aimed at the Emirate’s world-record-breaking shopping malls which act as magnets for tourists (and all manner of unrestrained cultural habits), but you can be fined or imprisoned for violating them anywhere. Planning on a trip to Dubai before intense summer heat hits?

A Gold Porsche 997 GT2 – The Latest in Ungreen Super Luxury

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Read more on United Arab Emirates Super luxury cars: Abu Ahabi’s Solid Gold Biofuel Mercedes Another Dubious Green Development. Cars & Transportation cars Dubai luxury cars United Arab Emirates White Gold MErcedesHigh performance and gold plated to boot: a Porsche 997 GT2 on sale in Dubai. Photo: GT Spirit.com. We’ve written lots about super luxury cars in the Gulf region on Green Prophet.

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26 Hours in Dubai

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The travel agent mentioned I had a 2 hour layover in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. I was flying Emirates and that was the hub. Birding desert layover Middle East migration United Arab EmiratesFollowing on from my recent description of a brief visit to Kuala Lumpur , my return trip from Britain gave me 26hours in Dubai. It was actually a moment’s impulse.

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Red Tide Blooms Threaten Gulf of Oman, Shut Down Kalba Desalinization Plants

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The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water indicates that red tide may be present in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. Travel & Nature Gulf of Mexico manatee Oman pollution red tide United Arab Emirates United StatesIs red tide a man-made pollutant or a natural phenomenon? Is it a plant, animal or chemical? The answer is all of the above.

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10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution

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Read on for the ten best ways that the United Arab Emirates emirate Abu Dhabi is leading the way for the Middle East. . As the first planning program of this kind in the region, the UPC sets a sustainable foundation for all Emirate development, and forms a best-practice benchmark for future urban design within the UAE and beyond.

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26 Hours in Dubai

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The travel agent mentioned I had a 2 hour layover in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. I was flying Emirates and that was the hub. Trips desert features layover Middle East migration United Arab EmiratesFollowing on from my recent description of a brief visit to Kuala Lumpur , my return trip from Britain gave me 26 hours in Dubai. It was actually a moment’s impulse.

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Augmented Reality Projected on Mosque, Fireworks Alternative

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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. Architecture & Urban Abu Dhabi going green mosque United Arab EmiratesIs augmented reality projections the new fireworks of the Middle East? We hope so.

How the Middle East Should Can Coordinate A Sustainable Agenda

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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 conservationAs a new political order struggles to assert itself in the autocratic states of the Middle East novel challenges – and possibilities – emerge.

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Global Land Grabs: Benefits, Emerging Dangers, and Growing Anxieties

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An Arab country is among the top 3. Behind only these two countries, the United Arab Emirates has become one of the top purchasers of global farmland. Food & Health Africa conflict food United Arab Emirates