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. Lifestyle Blue Flag Dubai oceans United Arab Emirate

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

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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.

Dubai’s Al Maha Resort: green in the desert, part 2

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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| Luxury Fit For a Green Sheikh | The towering skyscrapers of Dubai disappear behind me in a haze. The air smells and tastes of sand, even as the taxi whisks past a new cricket field whose emerald turf is in shocking contrast to the dun surroundings.

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

Middle East: green hotels spiking upward

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Lightbulb Flips On Over Emirati Planners

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Over 6,000 units of sustainable public lighting have been installed across Abu Dhabi’s capital, as part of three separate projects carried out over the past year, according to a statement released to Gulf News by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City.

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. .

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.

Field Notes from a Sharjah Desert Summer Trek

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Yes, there are areas such as the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter), straddling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman that can be termed as inhospitable for normal life but even out there one can findresilient desert plants and creatures who survive.

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. Catch some healing sun with your operation? The Middle East’s healthcare industry is booming.

Wharton’s Looking for Middle East Green-novation at Innovation Tournament

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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

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People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

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| 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.

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 States

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Turning Arabian Desert Fog Into Energy and Water

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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.

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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.

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”. Religion Travel alcohol ban cultural awareness Dubai Islamic culture public display of affection sharia law United Arab Emirates

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.

Abu Dhabi Turns to Natural Gas Green Transport

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UPC developed Plan 2030 which sets a sustainable foundation for all new development occurring in the Emirate and capital city. They’ve installed 6,000 units of sustainable public light fixtures throughout the capital city. Abu Dhabi cars to run on compressed natural gas.

BPA – What’s the Big Deal, Baby?

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This chemical is called bisphenol A, or BPA, and in the United States, more than 90 percent of all people have some of this toxic substance in their bodies. In 2010, Al Khaleej reported that United Arab Emirates will place a ban on BPA in polycarbonate baby bottles.

Architectural Pornography: Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower

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estimates that collisions with skyscraper glass kills up to 1 billion birds a year in the United States alone). Architecture & Urban Burj Khalifa Dubai green architecture Kingdom Tower Pakistan Saudi Arabia skyscrapers United Arab Emirates world's tallest building

Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

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Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]

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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.

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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.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute Files U.S. Patent for Advanced Battery tech

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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.

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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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Dubai Might Buy Solar off Roofs

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A feed in tariff, as in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, drove adoption rates to record levels. Business & Politics Energy clean technology Dubai electricity use feed-in tariff FIT solar solar power solar rebates subsidies United Arab Emirates

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.

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Who’s Got the Wind Power in the Middle East?

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Morocco and Egypt have the biggest wind power plants, but don’t discount Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. But don’t count out Iraq , Qatar , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , who are all currently looking to develop wind energy.

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

Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

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Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian have made the United Arab Emirates their home, for which we are very grateful. How does this news bode for renewable energy projects in the United Arab Emirates?

How ertex Integrates Solar cells into Middle East Buildings

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The recent Middle East-based study found that governments and builders might consider the expense of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) because in hot, sunny regions like the United Arab Emirates, these solar panels can slash energy costs by as much as 33 percent!

Abu Dhabi’s New Market “The Souq” Harkens Us Back to Disco Days

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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).

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. Cars & Transportation Abu Dhabi Dubai electric cars EVs Superbus United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Bikram Yoga Turns Up the Heat, One Posture at a Time

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Food & Health Lifestyle & Culture bikram yoga Dubai fitness healthy living United Arab EmiratesA 90-minute yoga class in the great outdoors ? Piece of cake, some yogis will say.

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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.

Eole Uses Wind Power to Make Water From Desert Air

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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

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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. Travel & Nature fish marine pollution Middle East Persian Gulf Red Sea United Arab Emirates

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.

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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.

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