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.

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.

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

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: 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

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.

Middle East: green hotels spiking upward

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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 Emirates

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 Emirates

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. Health energy drinks obesity United Arab Emirates

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. There is an increased awareness on climate change globally, but also here in the United States.

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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. United Arab Emirates Estidama green building LEED sustainability

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.

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.

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. Related: The mailman is a drone in this Arab country.

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.

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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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

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.

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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Dubai Beautified by Small Pockets of Outdoor Art

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Lifestyle & Culture Dubai dubai culture authority metropolis outdoor art United Arab Emirates urban artDubai is known for many things, but its beauty is no longer one of them.

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 Emirates

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

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 MErcedes

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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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. .

Saffron Spice Fights Liver Cancer

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Great news just in time for Christmas: Arab scientists from the United Arab Emirates have located anti-cancer compounds in the much loved and expensive spice saffron. Food & Health food local food United Arab Emirates

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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.

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.

Solar PV Demand Rises Sixfold in the Middle East and Africa

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Prized UAE Falcons Have Hospitals and Passports

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Not only are Saker falcons in the United Arab Emirates required to have passports which demonstrate that they have been legally obtained, but the country cooperates with other countries that have wild falcon populations – such as Mongolia – to encourage legal trade and transparency.

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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

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

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.

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