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Abu Dhabi Chamber and Burkina Faso to boost trade and investment

Dr. Badolo praised the welcome she received at the Abu Dhabi Chamber, pointing to need to explore new opportunities of cooperation in different sectors…reports Asian Lite News

Mr. Helal Mohamed Al Hameli, Deputy Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Advisory Centers and Councils, received the Deputy Director General of Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr. Agraba Patricia Badolo, accompanied by Mr.Souleymane Hebie, Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Burkina Fasso in Abu Dhabi.

During the meeting, both sides discussed boosting trade and investment as well as promoting the mandate of both the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Burkina Faso Chamber and their roles in developing their respective local economy and the services they provide for businesses in Abu Dhabi and Burkina Faso.

During the meeting, Al Hameli emphasized on the Abu Dhabi Chamber’s keenness in strengthening its relationship with the Chambers of Commerce around the world, especially in Africa while opening new channels of communication with them.

Deputy Director General Al Hameli presented to the visiting delegation the attractive business environment of Abu Dhabi and the most significant legislation launched by the government within its visions for the next fifty years. He also presented several economic indices that clarify the Emirate’s position as one of the most preferred destination to do business and investment, pointing to the interest of the Abu Dhabi Chamber to boost its cooperation with Burkina Faso and giving Emirati businesses the opportunity to explore diverse investment prospects in different sectors including agriculture, industry, mining, and infrastructure to name a few.

For her part, Dr. Badolo praised the welcome she received at the Abu Dhabi Chamber, pointing to need to explore new opportunities of cooperation in different sectors, highlighting the many opportunities its government offers for foreign investors.

The Deputy Director General extended an invitation to the Abu Dhabi Chamber to participate in West African Business Development Forum – AFRICALLIA 2022 due to be held next October in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, commending the successful economic model of the UAE. She also paid much attention to transferring Emirati knowledge and experience in all economic, trade and administrative fields to Burkina Faso businesses to better serve bilateral interests of both Abu Dhabi and Burkina Faso.

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NYU Abu Dhabi to launch first ever Mars Atlas in Arabic

The Mars Atlas Project combines different images that the Hope probe is producing to map out the planet’s surface…reports Asian Lite News

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) research scientist Dimitra Atri has produced the world’s first ever Mars Atlas in Arabic. The atlas uses data exclusively created from the UAE’s Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), also known as Hope or Al-Amal, in an aim to make the Hope probe’s findings more accessible to both the UAE’s Arabic-speaking population and that of the world.

The Mars Atlas Project combines different images that the Hope probe is producing to map out the planet’s surface. The result is a holistic view of Mars and stunning images of a planet that once held very similar conditions to Earth.

In order to achieve this, Atri and his team process observational data from EMM’s Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) instrument, one of the three instruments aboard the orbiter. This will help the team demonstrate how the planet changes over the period of one Mars year, which is roughly the equivalent of two Earth years. Updates to the atlas are to be gradually made as more data from the Hope probe becomes available.

This information will allow for a more detailed understanding of the planet’s atmospheric thinning, which has caused it to cool and dry over the past four billion years. Atri further predicts that, in three months, the collected data will be used to address certain unsolved scientific queries concerning the erosion of Mars’ atmosphere, the findings of which will eventually help the international scientific community better understand the atmospheric processes of the Earth.

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Sheikh Mansour launches ADAFSA’s strategy for 2022-25

Sheikh Mansour said the new strategy aims to motivate the agriculture and food production sectors and increase its contribution to the emirate’s GDP…reports Asian Lite News

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), has launched ADAFSA’s strategic plan for 2022-2025.

The launch of the strategic plan was attended by Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development-Abu Dhabi, and Saeed Al Bahri Al Ameri, Director-General of ADAFSA.

Sheikh Mansour said the new strategy aims to motivate the agriculture and food production sectors and increase its contribution to the emirate’s GDP. It is aligned with the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Abu Dhabi Government’s objectives to establish a knowledge-based economy and achieve sustainable agricultural development.

He also lauded the efforts of ADAFSA’s employees who have accomplished numerous achievements in terms of ensuring the sector’s sustainability.

Al Ameri said the authority’s new strategy underscores the keenness of the UAE’s leadership to support the sector and ensures the success of the Abu Dhabi Government’s efforts to diversify the economy.

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ADAFSA is monitored by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed and aims to achieve self-sufficiency, which reached 84 percent in nine select food products in 2021, he added. The new strategy represents a future roadmap for establishing sustainable food systems, addresses the sector’s challenges, increases agricultural sustainability rates to 66 percent, and reduces the use of groundwater in agriculture by 500 million cubic metres between 2022 and 2025, he added.

It also aims to promote efficient partnerships with entities operating in the agriculture and food production sector. To achieve these objectives, the strategy has established several initiatives to ensure dependence on technology and artificial intelligence and build the capacities of the sector.

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Historic interfaith meeting in London outlines vision for peace

Bin Bayyah, Chairman of the UAE Fatwa Council and President of the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace highlighted that “coexistence is the only option for this region and for the world…reports Asian Lite News

The founder of the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace and world-renowned Islamic Scholar, Abdallah bin Bayyah, has met with Ephraim Mirvis, 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Congregations of the Commonwealth, for an historic conversation covering Islamic-Jewish relations and their shared visions for the future at an event held at the House of Lords in London.

The event, titled ‘Loving Kindness, Humanity and Flourishing as Faith Communities in the UK’, was the first partnered event between the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace and the Office of the Chief Rabbi, and emphasised the need to recognise shared values in the peace-making process.

Bin Bayyah, Chairman of the UAE Fatwa Council and President of the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace highlighted that “coexistence is the only option for this region and for the world. This is what reason, history, and the scriptures of all faiths teach us. I hope that the contribution of leaders to the spread of peace and harmony throughout the world will continue, and I wish the endeavour here today every success.”

One of the world’s leading experts on the principles of Islamic Law, or uṣūl al-fiqh, Bin Bayyah Is widely recognised as a leading authority on the discourse of tolerance, having dedicated much of his career to illustrating the values of equality, the rights of minorities, and harmony between national and religious identity as well as between Islam and other faiths.

Mansoor Abulhoul, UAE Ambassador to UK, commented: “I was inspired by the illuminating discussion with Chief Rabbi Mirvis and Bin Bayyah , whose mutual recognition of the power of shared values sets an example for peaceful, constructive dialogue that applies to diplomacy as much as it does to religion”.

Rabbi Mirvis said: “An historic paradigm shift in Muslim-Jewish relations is underway, harnessing the goodwill generated by a number of impressive new frameworks for dialogue. Seizing this opportunity is an urgent priority. We have a responsibility to build on the relationships that have been forged and to usher in a new era of engagement between our faith communities, in this country and beyond, for the benefit of the societies of which we are part”.

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Abu Dhabi launches new industrial strategy

The government will invest Dh10 billion across six transformational programmes to more than double the size of Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing sector to Dh172 billion by 2031 by increasing access to financing, enhancing ease of doing business, and attracting FDIs, reports Asian Lite Newdesk

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, on Thursday launched the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy to strengthen the emirate’s position as the region’s most competitive industrial hub.

Abu Dhabi Government will invest AED10 billion across six transformational programmes to more than double the size of Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing sector to AED172 billion by 2031 by increasing access to financing, enhancing ease of doing business, and attracting foreign direct investment.

The strategy, via the six programmes, will also create 13,600 skilled jobs, with a focus on Emirati talent, and boost Abu Dhabi’s trade with international markets, with a goal to increase Abu Dhabi’s non-oil exports by 143 per cent to AED178.8 billion by 2031.

Multiple initiatives, including a new circular economy regulatory framework, as well as new green policies and incentives, will help continue Abu Dhabi’s transition towards a smart, circular economy, powered by an industrial sector that champions responsible production and consumption across waste management, parts supply, and manufacturing.

Commenting on the milestone launch, which took place at Khalifa Industrial Free Zone (KIZAD), Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), said, “Abu Dhabi’s blueprint for a comprehensive industrial strategy is an ambitious vision that will guide the future of the emirate’s manufacturing sector, and shape a resilient and diversified economy for decades to come.

“In line with the UAE’s industrial strategy, Operation 300bn, our roadmap will create the ideal environment for businesses to emerge and grow. It addresses our ever-growing productivity goals, helps secure future investor opportunities, safeguards our human capital and boosts job creation, and enables us to pre-empt evolving market conditions and shifting trends.

“The Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy, which includes plans for a smart circular economy, catalyses value creation and ensures cost competitiveness. And with the combination of Abu Dhabi’s enabling public-private partner business ecosystem and investor-friendly regulations, we are ushering in a new era of economic growth,” he added.

While enhancing sustainability across the ecosystem in line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 and the National Climate Change Strategy, the manufacturing industry’s ongoing evolution will be accelerated by the integration of advanced Industry 4.0 technologies to spur growth, competitiveness and innovation.

The strategy’s iniatives will also advance the emirate’s development into a global hub for future industries, with a focus on seven targeted manufacturing sectors: chemicals, machinery, electrical power, electrical equipment, transportation, agri-foods, and pharmaceuticals.

Six transformational programmes will drive growth and innovation, boost skills, strengthen the ecosystem for local manufacturers, ease access to global markets, and advance the transition to a circular economy.

The Industry 4.0 programme will accelerate business growth through the widespread adoption of new technologies and processes. Their integration will spur competitiveness and innovation, backed by initiatives including a smart manufacturing funding programme, a smart assessment index, and competency centres that provide training and knowledge sharing.

As well as creating 13,000 skilled jobs by 2031, with a focus on Emirati talent, the talent development programme will assess industry-wide competencies, and offer upskilling programmes to fill skills gaps and meet future needs. Job placement programmes will offer rewarding career pathways in high-demand areas.

Ecosystem enablers include a digital geographic information system (GIS) mapping for industrial land search and a unified inspection programme for quality control. Further enhancements to ease of doing business is also a key focus, through reimbursement incentive programmes for government fees, land rebates, R&D, and tax, as well as streamlining customs processes and costs, and introducing regulatory reform around industrial and housing laws.

The homegrown supply chain programme will build industrial sector resilience by increasing self-sufficiency and promoting domestic products. The already extensive Abu Dhabi Golden List, which encourages government procurement of high-demand, locally manufactured products, is being expanded; whilst access to foreign markets will be eased through a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), as well as a bilateral trade agreement programme. Locally manufactured products will also be purchased and provided as part of foreign aid.

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To drive local infrastructure development for end-to-end integration, a supply chain equity investments fund will be established. In addition, offsets will be offered to support industrial funding, and the Abu Dhabi Channel Partners initiative will incentivise foreign direct investment (FDI). Infrastructure enhancement progammes in Al Ain and Al Dhafrah will further strengthen the ecosystem.

Alongside the launch of the strategy, several new industry partnerships were signed, including: Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and MADE Competence Centre I4.0 (Italy) ADDED will work with MADE to strengthen the capabilities of the industrial workforce through the Industry 4.0 Skills Development Programme to be ready to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies, and to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship eco-system.

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Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi set to launch all-new DC Super Hero Season to fans

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is set to delight DC fans with the launch of its all-new ‘DC Super Hero Season’, running daily from July 2 to September 4…reports Asian Lite News

Featuring exciting celebrations, new Justice League character appearances and family-friendly entertainment throughout the Park, guests and families are bound to enjoy a series of hero-inspired activations alongside their favorite Super Heroes at this incredibly immersive indoor theme park.

As guests arrive at the Park’s outdoor façade, they are instantly met with the DC Super Hero Season theming and the shading capes overhead for a picture-perfect moment with their friends and family. Once inside, guests can witness the Park’s entrance and rotunda pillars decked out in Super Hero-inspired décor and overlays, including the famous Bugs Bunny statue wearing Superman’s cape.

At the Warner Bros. Plaza, guests can begin their tour with the various Super Hero activities and fun-filled entertainment which will be roaming the Park’s six immersive lands. Additionally, park-goers will get the chance to meet and greet with their favorite DC Heroes as well as Looney Tunes characters adorned in Super Hero attire for a fabulous photo opportunity for all the family.

For those looking to be part of the action, Metropolis is the place to be. As guests enter the City of Tomorrow, celebrations will be underway with the Justice League’s characters who will be joined by three new Super Heroes making their first appearance at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi this season. The Justice League will be standing in front of the Hall of Justice as park-goers get to meet and greet with their favorite Super Heroes before joining the procession around Metropolis. Guests wishing to become a Super Hero for a day can head to the Civic Auditorium to be part of the Green Lanterns in Training, where they will learn what it takes to protect Metropolis as they train to become future members of the Justice League. For a refreshing break, Big Belly Burger will be offering the tastiest delights to get park-goers back on the road to enjoy the rest of the entertainment in Metropolis.

As guests continue to roam the streets of the City of Tomorrow, they will get to see first-hand unique acrobatic and musical performances, as well as engage in the rest of the activities such as the DC Super Hero Mosaic Series at Ace O’ Clubs Patio.

Right across, Gotham City will be featuring ‘Revenge’, the fan-favorite live show where Batman takes on Super-Villains Harley Quinn and Scarecrow as he fights crime to keep the urban city safe and sound.

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At Cartoon Junction, fun awaits old and little kids with the fan-favorite Super Looney Tunes Dance Party, featuring Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester & Tweety throwing a dance party dressed in Super Hero clothing. The Super Looney Tunes will also be waiting for guests at Cartoon Junction to don their personalized capes and capture exciting moments and whimsical photos with their favorite characters on stage.

With tons of entertainment and family-friendly activities for every Super Hero, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi delivers never-ending fun this summer. That’s Not all Folks! Make sure to get your exclusive DC Super Hero custom-made capes and dive into the Park’s mouthwatering F&B offerings and meal combos which will available only for a limited time during the DC Super Hero Season.

For more information on the all-new DC Super Hero Season and to book your tickets, visit www.wbworldabudhabi.com.

Managed and operated by Farah Experiences, Yas Theme Parks and attractions offer guests a wide range of family-friendly rides, experiences and entertainment shows. Located within minutes of one another, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi continue to abide by precautionary measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Guests are required to present a valid Green Pass via the ALHOSN UAE app upon entry.

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AD Ports Group receives top honours

The report cites the use of digital technology and green fuel alternatives as two of the major ways that countries are modernising their ports and making maritime supply chains more resilient – both areas in which Khalifa Port has excelled…reports Asian Lite News

Executives at Abu Dhabi Ports Group (AD Ports Group) have confirmed that its flagship deep-water port, Khalifa Port, has been ranked in the top five of the global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The ranking is based on time vessels needed to spend in port to complete workloads over the course of 2021, a year that saw unprecedented port congestion and disruption to global supply chains due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than four-fifths of global merchandise trade by volume are carried by sea, and approximately 35 percent of total volumes and over 60 percent of commercial value is shipped in containers, making the ranking an important global economic indicator.

The report cites the use of digital technology and green fuel alternatives as two of the major ways that countries are modernising their ports and making maritime supply chains more resilient – both areas in which Khalifa Port has excelled.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO of AD Ports Group, said, “This ranking is another indicator of the high levels of performance that customers are receiving at Khalifa Port, with the full support of AD Ports Group’s integrated business clusters. We have recognised the pressure that global supply chains are under and have worked hard to create efficiencies and new synergies in every area. At the direction of our nation’s wise leadership, we will continue to drive world-class performance levels at all our facilities.”

Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, commented, “Khalifa Port is at the cutting-edge of innovation and investment, to support world trade and the growth and diversification of the UAE economy. We have deployed a leading team of professionals and cutting-edge technology at Khalifa Port including automatic stacking cranes, aerial drones, and an automated Terminal Operation System. This has enabled us to deliver the highest standards of service, and we continue to deploy new innovations to ensure the best possible customer experience.”

AD Ports Group has continued to invest in innovative technologies throughout 2022, to ensure it maintains its cutting-edge. Maqta Gateway, AD Ports Group’s digital solutions provider, offers more than 160 digitalised services to stakeholders and customers at Khalifa Port, boosting overall efficiency and enabling faster turnaround times.

CSP Abu Dhabi container terminal (CSP) operating within Khalifa Port is the first terminal in the Middle East to implement an autonomous port truck system, deploying electric Q-Trucks to support mother vessel loading and unloading activities within the facility’s container yard.

Four of the five most efficient ports in the ranking are based in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port, Port Salalah in Oman and Hamad Port in Qatar joining Khalifa Port at the top.

The Container Port Performance Index is based on total port hours per ship call, defined as the elapsed time between when a ship reaches a port to its departure from the berth having completed its cargo exchange. Greater or lesser workloads are accounted for by examining the underlying data within ten different call size ranges. Five distinct ship size groups are accounted for in the methodology given the potential for greater fuel and emissions savings on larger vessels.

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Summer pass active for Abu Dhabi’s ‘Summer Like You Mean It’

The Abu Dhabi Summer Pass also covers complimentary transportation within the city on the Visit Abu Dhabi Shuttle Bus network and within Yas Island on the Yas Express…reports Asian Lite News

Following the launch of Abu Dhabi’s ‘Summer Like You Mean It’ campaign at Arabian Travel Market this year, the innovative Abu Dhabi Summer Pass is now live on summerpass.visitabudhabi.ae. Developed by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the pass rounds up the top sights and experiences of the UAE capital in an exclusive all-access bundle, and is valid until 31 August 2022.

Offering world-class hospitality, family fun, and entertainment to residents and visitors, Abu Dhabi is making the destination even more accessible with the new Abu Dhabi Summer Pass, which is priced at AED 599 for adults and AED 499 for children between 4 and 17 years of age. The pass is complimentary for children aged 3 and below.

Holders of the Abu Dhabi Summer Pass can ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, meet their favourite DC Superheroes at Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi, and enjoy more than 40 rides and slides at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

The pass also includes a one-day visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi, as well as discounted access to 13 cultural landmarks and institutions across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, including Qasr Al Hosn, House of Artisans, Qasr Al Watan, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Jahili Fort, and Qasr Al Muwaiji.

The Abu Dhabi Summer Pass also covers complimentary transportation within the city on the Visit Abu Dhabi Shuttle Bus network and within Yas Island on the Yas Express.

Visitors can also obtain the Abu Dhabi Summer Pass, saving up to 50 percent, when booking their stay from a selection of 40 world-class hotels on summer.visitabudhabi.aehttps://visitabudhabi.ae/, that includes W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, The WBTM Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

For more information on Abu Dhabi and its diverse range of summer experiences, please go to VisitAbuDhabi.ae.

Top unmissable sights and attractions via the Abu Dhabi Summer Pass

  1. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: Bond with your family upside down as you ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at a record-breaking speed of 240 kilometres per hour. Showcasing more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, incredible shopping, and authentic Italian dining experiences, this indoor theme park is the perfect destination for an action-packed day out with your loved ones.
  2. Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi: Surprise your kids with their favourite movie characters and superheroes, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. This 153,000-square-metre indoor theme park boasts 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions, upbeat live entertainment, a range of dining options to suit all tastes, and exclusive shopping outlets.
  3. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi: Feel the rush of a looping freefall waterslide, surf the waves of excitement, and hang on the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster at the UAE’s most exciting waterpark. With more than 40 rides, slides and attractions, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi offers an unforgettable experience to visitors of all ages.
  4. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Find creative inspiration at this universal museum that celebrates world cultures and connections and houses hundreds of the globe’s most priceless works of art in a breath-taking structure. Louvre Abu Dhabi is so spectacular that you will want to snap the structure’s enormous dome composed of 7,850 stars that filter light through their perforations, creating a dazzling display known as the ‘rain of light’.
  5. Qasr Al Hosn & House of Artisans: Journey through the past at the oldest standing structure in Abu Dhabi. Built around the 1790s, this commanding Qasr Al Hosn overlooked the coastal trade routes and protected the growing settlement established on the island. Those looking for unique mementoes will love the site’s House of Artisans, where local artisans create beautiful artworks on-site, with pieces available to purchase.
  6. Qasr Al Watan: Discover the rich legacy of knowledge and tradition that has shaped the UAE’s journey at this majestic cultural landmark which is also a working presidential palace. Boosting cultural understanding of the nation and emphasising its incredible history, Qasr Al Watan is an exquisitely crafted tribute to Arabian heritage and artistry, with its architecture and design echoing the significance and function of the impressive exhibits and iconic rooms housed within its halls.
  7. Al Ain Palace Museum: Get a glimpse of the 20th century Emirati way of life and learn about the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE at Al Ain Palace. Built in 1937, it was renovated and converted to a house museum in 2001 and features some of the architectural features typical of the Transition Period (1930s–60s).

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Abu Dhabi Summer Pass’ launched

Following the launch of Abu Dhabi’s “Summer Like You Mean It” campaign at Arabian Travel Market this year, the innovative “Abu Dhabi Summer Pass” is now live on the website summerpass.visitabudhabi.ae…reports Asian Lite News

Developed by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the pass rounds up the top sights and experiences of the UAE capital in an exclusive all-access bundle, and is valid until 31st August 2022.

Offering world-class hospitality, family fun, and entertainment to residents and visitors, Abu Dhabi is making the destination even more accessible with the new Abu Dhabi Summer Pass, which is priced at AED599 for adults and AED 499 for children between 4 and 17 years of age. The pass is complimentary for children aged three and below.

Holders of the Abu Dhabi Summer Pass can ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, meet their favourite DC Superheroes at Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi, and enjoy more than 40 rides and slides at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

The pass also includes a one-day visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi, as well as discounted access to 13 cultural landmarks and institutions across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, including Qasr Al Hosn, House of Artisans, Qasr Al Watan, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Jahili Fort, and Qasr Al Muwaiji.

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The Abu Dhabi Summer Pass also covers complimentary transportation within the city on the Visit Abu Dhabi Shuttle Bus network and within Yas Island on the Yas Express.

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Abu Dhabi to launch new industrial strategy

Abu Dhabi will launch a new industrial strategy in two weeks, which will include four strategic pillars, said Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development…reports Asian Lite News

In his statement on the sidelines of the “Make it in the Emirates” Forum held in Abu Dhabi, Al Hammadi said the leadership’s vision and directives include capitalising on the achievements of the country’s industrial sector.

Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector is the second leading sector in terms of contributing to the emirate’s GDP, valued at AED85 billion in 2021, he added, stressing that the forum will highlight the sector’s attractiveness, including all its competitive advantages and flexible legislative infrastructure, which have attracted investors from around the world to the UAE.

Abu Dhabi offers a wide variety of support programmes to the sector, such as reducing electricity tariffs and allocating industrial land, enhancing the emirate’s competitiveness, he further added.

Sameh Al Qubaisi, Director-General of Economic Affairs at the Department, said the emirate’s industrial sector provides many financial incentives, such as reduced electricity tariffs at 20 fils per kilowatt, and will witness the launch of a new package of incentives.

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This new financial plan includes further reductions to electricity tariffs and the cost of industrial land, as well as many other important incentives, he said. The department has successfully reduced the number of licensing requirements from 26,000 to 6,000, in cooperation with local authorities and strategic partners.

There are 111 factories registered in the golden list, which produce 602 products, all of which are part of procurement by governmental and semi-governmental entities, he further added.