Abu Dhabi Media has announced the launch of ‘UFC Arabia,’ the first Arabic language UFC application in the MENA region, following their partnership with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. IT’S TIME to allow fans in the region’s 21 countries to exclusively live stream events as well as access a range of fight videos.
The application ‘UFC Arabia’ is downloadable through all major online stores, such as Apple Store and Google Play, and will be available on web, smart phone, and tablets. It will allow fans to track real-time updates of all UFC events and live-stream fights, anytime, anywhere, enabling them to switch from English to Arabic with ease.
“We are very excited to welcome back UFC to Abu Dhabi through the launch of this first Arabic language application, UFC Arabia. We are thrilled to allow all passionate fans in the UAE, and MENA, a chance to exclusively live stream all UFC events, and this step reaffirms our commitment to bringing all major sports to our viewers in the region,” said Abdulrahman Awadh Al Harthi, Executive Director of Television at Abu Dhabi Media.
“Abu Dhabi Media is keen to serve its audiences by diversified media channels, and reaching out through unique online and digital platforms. We are proud of this launch which identifies our efforts to adapt the best practices by providing the best entertaining and useful content,” he continued.
“UFC Arabia will provide fans in the MENA region with one place to view all UFC live events as well as hundreds of hours of shoulder programming,” commented David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content. “We are committed to growing the sport across the region and the new app will help us achieve this common goal.”
The digital subscription service will offer customers live online access to all UFC events, as well as a comprehensive content library, which will be available in English and Arabic.
“We are very proud to cater to our audience in the region by offering exclusive access to UFC live events, and various other content types, through this one-of-a kind app. Subscribers of the application will be able to enjoy a 30 day free trial period, which can be cancelled at any time, free of charge before the expiration of the trial period,” added Al Harthi.
Following the trial period, the service will be available for a fee of $4.99 and $49.99, monthly and yearly, respectively. The app will be available to all included countries in US dollars, except for UAE and KSA, where it will be available in local currency: Monthly subscription will be at 18.99 AED / month in UAE and 18.99 SAR/month in KSA, while, annual subscription will be at AED 189.99 / year in UAE and SAR 189.99 / year in KSA.
This weekend, UFC FIGHT NIGHTâ: DOS ANJOS vs. EDWARDS will be simulcast on UFC Arabia and Abu Dhabi Sports 4, on Sunday July 21st,from 2:00 am UAE time. Thereafter, all UFC events will be exclusively live on UFC Arabia.
All subscriptions are set to auto renew on the expiration date, and payments can be made via credit card (VISA and MasterCard) on www.ufcarabia.com or through in-app purchases (Apple Store and Google Play).
UFC Arabia will be available in the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Live-stream of events will be provided for subscribers only within the countries specified in the Territory list.
More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government.
Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a genuine network that can create value across the system for patients. This network includes 3 mobile clinics fully equipped to provide curative and preventive services for major events and remote areas. What sets these clinics apart as well is that they are connected to SEHA’s electronic medical record, Malaffi, which ensures that appropriate care is provided and the risk of complications is reduced due to the availability of critical medical information such as allergies and others.
SEHA Mobile Clinics 1 and 2 consist of two examination rooms, a nursing room, a dental clinic, a phlebotomy room and an x-ray room and a waiting area for 6 people, while SEHA clinic 3 is composed of 2 examination rooms, an x-ray room, a phlebotomy room, and a waiting room for 10 people.
Through these mobile health clinics, SEHA conducts the comprehensive student checkup for grade 1,5, and 9 in private and public schools, which includes vitals, vision, hearing, spine curvature and dental care, in addition to health education and blood work in line with the standards of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi (DOH).
In addition, through the mobile clinics SEHA provides healthcare services for major UAE events such as the UAE National Day, UAE Government Annual Meetings, International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, and Al Dhafra Festival.
Furthermore, and in a bid to ease access to preventive healthcare services, SEHA mobile health clinics are licensed to conduct “Weqaya”, a DOH screening program, which enables patients to get a better understanding of their wellbeing and take the necessary preventative measures by improving their lifestyles. The tests, which can all be completed within the mobile clinic, include clinical examinations; lab work for blood sugar, cholesterol and vitamin D; measurement of blood pressure, body mass index, renal function, smoking status, and physical activity levels. A specialist at the mobile clinic can share the results within 72 hours and discuss options for treatment if required.
SEHA Mobile Clinics 1 and 2 cared for 21,499 patients since 2018, meanwhile, SEHA Mobile Clinic 3, which the medical visa screening, conducted 51,865 visa screening examinations since the beginning of 2018.
Children of the Azizia Madrasa enjoyed a tasty morning as they learnt a fundamental skill to last them a lifetime, cooking healthy, nutritious meals using locally sourced, low cost ingredients.
Etihad Airways Inflight Chef Sanjay Thakur, famous for breaking the world record for creating the highest pop-up restaurant in the world at Everest Advanced High Camp last year, and President of the World Chef Association, Thomas Gugler, hosted the Abu Dhabi-led initiative to teach children the benefits of healthy eating and how they can use locally found ingredients as the cornerstone of a nutritional diet.
“I am a strong believer in the old adage that if you teach someone to do something for themselves you have given a lesson for life, and that is what we are trying to do here today. It is not enough to simply donate a meal, our goal today is to teach these children and their carers healthy habits that will last a lifetime, and the skills to implement them,” said Chef Thakur.
The day’s menu was sourced entirely from local markets and even foraged from wild foliage, with the intent to show that healthy, and sustainably-sourced meals can be created for little to no cost.
Over 70 children who live at the orphanage were shown how to source and prepare simple dishes before enjoying Chef Thakur’s tasting menu including locally foraged shisnu and wild spinach soup for the starter, a main course of locally farmed chicken casserole with barley, and rhododendron rice pudding with yak dairy for dessert.
Madrasa caretakers were also taken through a course to teach cooking and food preparation skills.
As part of the initiative, the UAE Ambassador to Nepal His Excellency Saeed Hamdan Al Naqei, and Etihad Airways donated 10 double bunk beds to the orphanage.
The International Fund for Houbara Conservation, (IFHC), the global leader in pre-emptive species conservation join forces with Al Ain Zoo to become the first outside entity to host experiential education workshops for young learners at the zoo’s interactive Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre (SZDLC).
IFHC will conduct two days of workshops, on July 10 and 17, for students aged 7-14 years of age, as it continues its education efforts on the importance of the Houbara, its habitat and importance to the ecosystem, UAE culture and heritage.
The engaging workshops, for children who enroll in the Al Ain Zoo Summer Camp, align with the IFHC’s cross-curricular conservation education programme, Conservation Education: The Houbara Model’, which is aligned with the UAE national school curriculum and is currently being implemented in 39 schools across the UAE.
“Children are future conservation leaders, the decision makers of tomorrow, who will be able to drive sustainability. As a global leader in species conservation and with a commitment to protecting UAE heritage and preserving the future, it is our role to put them on that path,” said His Excellency Majid Al Mansouri, Managing Director, IFHC.
“The workshops have been designed to enhance children’s understanding of the emblematic species and its importance. The interactive activities and the setting, which is a one-of-a-kind learning environment, will ensure an unforgettable experience for the young learners. We thank Al Ain Zoo for its support and commitment to building the conservation leaders of tomorrow.”
The workshops will follow a station rotation model, featuring four stations based on different themes revolving around the Houbara and its importance to the ecosystem, falconry, UAE heritage.
The four themes will help introduce the students to the importance of Houbara: Theme 1 is centered around illegal vs legal trading of Houbara. Activities within this theme are designed to raise awareness that trading and hunting are regulated; Theme 2 will enable students to experience life as an ecologist; how they track Houbara and study their habitat; while Theme 3 will dive into the history of hunting Houbara for food vs today’s national sport in order to give the children an insight into the culture of hunting with falcons. Theme 4 will spotlight the importance of conservation and sustainability and the Fund’s efforts to preserve the environment.
Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have announced the next global music superstars to perform at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concert as part of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019.
American rockers The Killers will bring their world beating catalogue of massive hits including ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘Human’, and more to the du Arena, Yas Island, on Sunday 1st December.
The addition of The Killers to the international line-up perfectly builds on the huge excitement and momentum sparked earlier this year by the announcement that American hip hop sensation Travis Scott will perform at the Friday Yasalam After-Race Concert.
Taking to the stage in Abu Dhabi for only the second time in their incredible career, The Killers are set to close this year’s F1® music celebrations with an epic performance of their biggest hits.
With music lovers of all ages counting themselves as fans of both Travis Scott and The Killers, the Friday and Sunday night Yasalam After-Race Concerts are sure to prove a huge hit with international racegoers.
Offering superb value to loyal race fans, there’s also up to a 20 per cent ‘Early Bird’ discount for those that purchase their Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets before 31st July.
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “We are delighted to announce The Killers will play the headline show on Sunday night at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix After-Race Concerts.
“With their huge collection of global anthems, massive fan appeal, and incredible live performances, The Killers are the perfect band to play at the du Arena at the end of the fourth day of great F1® action.”
“This year’s FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX will be a celebration of the best in motorsport and live music with five full days of on and off-track entertainment lined-up as we mark our second decade of success at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.”
The FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019 will run from Thursday, 28 November to Monday, 2 December — delivering five full days of on-track and off-track entertainment across Yas Island.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is offering visitors and residents the opportunity to satisfy their appetites for shopping and dining as the 2019 Summer #inAbuDhabi campaign comes to life across the emirate.
With unbeatable deals and promotions at the best restaurants, eateries and malls, Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to shop till you drop or eat to your heart’s content during the summer months. Abu Dhabi’s hotels are also offering amazing shopping and dining experiences for guests to savour.
“Abu Dhabi’s malls and dining establishments are the perfect place for visitors and residents alike to escape the heat with the Summer #inAbuDhabi campaign,” said Saeed Al Saeed, Director of Destination Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.
“The sheer volume and diversity of the city’s culinary scene offers a vibrant mix of cuisines to appeal to all palates. On top of this, we are certain that visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to indulging in some retail therapy. There truly is something for everyone, and we are pleased to be offering these unique deals to make Summer #inAbuDhabi one to remember.”
The deals include an exclusive range of offers from Aldar Properties, where the whole family can dine and save this summer at Taqado Mexican Kitchen, Fifth Street Café in Courtyard Marriot, Sugar Factory and Pancake House.
The Crowne Plaza Yas Island hotel’s Jing Asia all-day dining restaurant is also offering the finest Asian and international cuisine throughout the promotion. If you visit on Asian Night every Thursday, or for the Weekend Family Lunch on Friday and Saturday, children can dine for free with paying adults.
There will be numerous mall promotions going on throughout Summer #inAbuDhabi. At Abu Dhabi Mall and The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, there are a number of amazing deals and prize draws. At Deerfields Mall, visitors will be given the chance to win a 2019 Mercedes Benz C200 AMG, while guests staying at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi can avail an AED200 Yas Mall shopping voucher for each night booked.
For the Lulu Group’s malls, shoppers who spend AED 200 at Al Raha Mall, Al Wadha Mall, Barari Outlet Mall, Al Foah Mall, Khalidiyah Mall, Madinat Zayed, Mushrif Mall or Mazyad Mall will be given the chance to win an AED50,000 weekly prize, as well as an AED1,000,000 end-of-season prize.
Other malls participating in the Summer #inAbuDhabi promotion include Bawabet Al Sharq, Hili Mall, Abu Dhabi Remal Mall, Al Jimi Mall, Bawadi Mall and City Centre Al Masdar.
For more information about the promotions on offer during Summer #inAbuDhabi, visit www.SummerinAbuDhabi.ae or check out the social media accounts on Facebook (@inAbuDhabi), Instagram(@abudhabievents) and Twitter (@inAbuDhabi).
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a symbol of Islam that embodies the message of peace, tolerance and diversity, welcomed 4,480,000 visitors from 249 nationalities in the first half the Year of Tolerance, according to the half-yearly statistics released by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, SZGMC.
According to the statistics, there were 967,150 worshippers among the visitors.
The report noted that Asia topped the visitors list with over one million, followed by Europe with more than 623,000, North America with 95,000, Africa with more than 53,000, South America with 49,000 plus, and Australia with 25,000 while 2,178 visitors were from Antarctica.
Nationality-wise, the statistics indicated that India led the list of the ten countries with a tally of 392,246, followed by China with 335,530, Russia with 116,467, Germany with 102,285, France with 74,606, the United Kingdom, UK, with 63,676, the United States, US, with 60,209, Pakistan with 57,185, Italy with 44,787 and the Philippines with 43,229.
According to the figures, March registered the highest footprint, with 511,227 visitors.
“From January to June, 82 percent of the mosque visitors were tourists and 18 percent were residents,” the statistical report added.
Women were the most frequent visitors to the mosque, accounting for 53 percent of the total tally.
Most visitors came from the age group of 46 years and above, constituting 31 percent of all visitors.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, more than 890,000 Muslims broke their iftar in the mosque’s air-conditioned tents.
Over the first six months of the year, the SZGMC conducted 1,726 free-guided cultural tours. Tours are led by official SZGMC Guides who take visitors and other members of the public around the mosque explaining various elements of the architecture and Islamic culture.
The e-guide which informs visitors about the iconic landmark in 11 languages was used by 17,329 visitors.
The outstanding Islamic architecture of the mosque has attracted many prominent local and international media outlets. The SZGMC has received over 76 requests for coverage from the UAE, the US (CNN and ABC TV channels), Channel 7 Australia, Belgium TV, Armenia TV, Egypt TV , Daily youm7 of Egypt and the UK’s University of Oxford.
The SZGMC, an affiliate to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, enjoys the support and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. It was established to represent a cultural and intellectual platform formed on the combined basis of cultural and national values. It serves as an Iconic masterpiece reflecting the concepts and values of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, deeply rooted in the sentiment of the nation, and constitutes an extension of the doctrines of the tolerant Islamic religion, and the core values that form UAEs national identity
Slow economic conditions have resulted in short term price and rental declines in the capital’s residential real estate market. However, according to research from leading international real estate services firm, Chestertons latest Observer: Abu Dhabi Market Report Q2 2019, medium to long term, the new freehold law coupled with the introduction of a 10-year residency visa, are expected to strengthen many areas of the economy, particularly the real estate sector.
Short term, price and rental costs have experienced downward corrections across the board, a continuation of the trend experienced in Q1 with average sales prices for apartments and villas declining 5% and 3% respectively in Q2. In the rental market, average rental rates were down 6% for apartments and 3% for villas.
Nick Witty, Managing Director, Chestertons MENA, said: “Downward price corrections in this quarter are expected to continue throughout the rest of this year as over 11,000 units are scheduled to be delivered, which is creating a highly competitive market in favour of both tenants and home-buyers, to the detriment of property prices and rents.
“There is, however, reason to be optimistic. The recently announced freehold law is expected to generate a marked improvement in the capital’s real estate sector, the UAE ministry has also recently cut work permit fees by between 50% and 94%, while the 10-year residency visa should enable people to put down roots in the country and encourage them to invest in property for the long term.”
In the sales market, the trend in Abu Dhabi in the first half of the year has seen a shift towards affordability and competitive pricing. This was reflected in the apartment sector by an 8% Q-on-Q price decrease in Saadiyat Island, denoting the largest decrease in all communities, with apartments now available for AED1,400 per sqft. This was followed closely by Al Raha Beach and Al Ghadeer, which both saw negative adjustments of 6% Q-on-Q to AED1,300 per sqft and AED750 per sqft respectively. Al Reef was the most resilient, witnessing a 1% decline to 814 per sqft in Q2.
The villa sales market witnessed further declines in Q2, with Al Raha Beach and Al Ghadeer experiencing price corrections of 5% to AED1,160 per sqft and AED700 per sqft respectively. Al Reef witnessed a further 3% drop in Q2 with average sales prices now AED628 per sqft, a result of all communities becoming more in line with market affordability and demand. Khalifa City was the only villa location to maintain the same price as Q1, at AED872 per sqft.
“In the short term we expect prices to drop further, however, with the introduction of new laws, it is likely expatriates will have the confidence to stay in the market for a longer period of time. Flexible payment plans have also become the norm while developers appear to be at the early stages of implementing co-working and co-living concepts into developments, a trend that has been successfully implemented in Dubai and many other countries around the world. These will all provide some much-needed stability to the real estate market in the capital,” added Witty.
Rental rates in Q2 continued to be hampered by new supply entering the market, reduced demand, ongoing redundancies – potentially a further 2,000 redundancies as part of the ADCB merger, and companies providing lower rental allowances. As a result, apartment rental rates were down on average by 6% and villas by 3%.
The greatest rental declines for apartments were in Al Muroor which has now seen a 16% decline since the turn of the year to AED65,000 per annum for a typical two-bedroom apartment, and Mohammed Bin Zayed City where rates fell 10% Q-on-Q to AED50,000 for the same size accommodation. The Corniche Road and Al Reem Island also witnessed declines; however, these were more subdued at 5%, with a three-bedroom apartment renting for AED155,000 and AED130,000 per annum respectively.
Average apartment rates in Al Reef, fell by just 2% with a typical two-bedroom apartment available for AED71,000, making it the most resilient apartment location.
Underscoring the demand trend for more affordable rental options in the villa market, Al Reem Island four and five-bedroom villas recorded the biggest rental decline Q-on-Q of 8% and 7% respectively. A five-bedroom is now available for AED275,000 per annum.
Al Raha Gardens saw a 5% average drop with a four-bedroom now available for AED165,000, while Al Khalidya and Al Reef were the most resilient with a nominal 1% decline to AED179,000 and AED132,000 per annum respectively for a four-bedroom apartment.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced the launch of instant licensing services through the Abu Dhabi Government Services System (Tamm). The mutual venture aims to facilitate fast and effective innovative technologies to better serve small-size energy businesses in Abu Dhabi.
The eligible businesses in Abu Dhabi will benefit from free-of-charge two-year licenses that facilitate the minimum requirements and operational steps. With the licenses issued by Tamm within one working day, the new service aims to support the DoE’s effort to enhance customer experience, as well as support Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation journey.
Eng. Saif Salem Bamedhef, Director of Information Technology and Government Smart Services Department at DoE, highlighted the importance of innovating new ways to provide smart services that support the integration between government entities to achieve prosperity and happiness for the Abu Dhabi community. “We are proud of this partnership with ADDA,” said Bamedhef.
Eng. Mohamed Abdulhameed Al Askar, Director of Government and Partnership Affairs at ADDA, reiterated the authority’s commitment towards supporting the emirate’s efforts to enhance its investment and business environment in line with Abu Dhabi Development Accelerator Program ‘Ghadan 21,’ which provides advanced digital solutions, with licensing and other services delivered competitively with respect to time and cost.
Al Askar also stressed the importance of government efforts towards integration as one of the main pillars of ADDA strategy to enhance government services and enable innovative digital solutions that provide the smooth delivery of proactive services to customers in Abu Dhabi. “ADDA is proud of its new venture with DoE. Both entities are working to provide the highest quality services for the Abu Dhabi community,’ Al Askar added.
Commenting on the announcement, Hamad Al Ameri, Licensing and Compliance Section Head at DoE said: “This new facility aligns with Abu Dhabi’s strategic direction by increasing the ease of obtaining licences and by creating an environment conducive to conducting business. DoE is keen to maximise the benefits from the sophisticated digital infrastructure of Tamm to provide our sector with the highest quality services.”
Activities that owners can receive licenses through Tamm include: water production, treatment and desalination, electricity generation and electricity generation by solar cells (with a maximum capacity of 50 kWp at a single facility); wastewater collection, treatment, recycling and disposal (including grey water); storage, distribution and supply of electricity and water for self-usage; supply, sale and purchase of water by tankers and the collection and disposal of wastewater by tankers.
The DoE is the Abu Dhabi entity responsible for recommending strategic and execution plans for the energy sector in the UAE, specifically those which include oil and gas, water and electricity, sewage and district cooling, in addition to all kinds of clean power sources. DoE also has responsibility for increasing public awareness about consumption rationalisation and for changing patterns of consumer behaviour to minimise emissions.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’) is pursuing renewable energy opportunities in the Republic of Armenia, a country with considerable potential for solar and wind energy development.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and David Papazian, Chief Executive Officer of the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore collaboration in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy (200MW), onshore wind power (200MW), and floating solar power (100MW).
Addressing a high-level audience of government, business and media today, Al Ramahi said: “It is a great honour to be in Yerevan to discuss the bright renewable energy future of Armenia, and to establish formal ties with the Armenian National Interests Fund.”
“As the fastest growing economy in the Eurasian Economic Union, backed by an increasingly open and supportive regulatory environment, Armenia is a promising location for investment in both solar and wind energy.”
“At Masdar, as the renewable energy company of both Abu Dhabi and Mubadala Investment Company, we are excited to have this opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between Armenia and the UAE, and to share with our hosts our 13 years of experience delivering renewable energy projects around the world,” Al Ramahi added. “We look forward to supporting Armenia in the realisation of its bold sustainability targets.”
“This agreement is the first of many on a government-to-government level between the UAE and Armenia,” said David Papazian of the Armenian National Interests Fund. “Mr Al Ramahi and his team are not only our guests; we are giving them a home away from home in Armenia, as we have to His Excellency Ahmad Al Sayegh, Minister of State to the UAE.”
“Since elevating the relationship between the UAE and Armenia in January, it is symbolic that our first investment agreement is about renewables,” Papazian added. “Whilst there has been a long-standing diplomatic relationship, this Armenian government is intent on renewing and deepening its ties with our friends in the UAE. This agreement is a testament to our joint commitment to carry out this ambition.”
Armenia is already a significant producer of hydroelectric power, and many of the country’s more than 200 rivers and lakes are suitable for floating solar power projects. With wind speeds of 8.5 metres per second and above, much of Armenia is also ideal for wind farm development,
while the country receives an estimated 1,720 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar energy per square metre, compared with an average of 1,000kWh per square metre in Europe.
A full member of the Abu Dhabi-headquartered International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) since 2010, Armenia aspires to generate more than a quarter (26%) of its domestic power needs from renewable energy sources by 2025, and hopes to cap its carbon emissions at 633 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent between 2015 and 2050, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
His Excellency Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia, conducted a state visit to the UAE in January. Further underlining Armenia’s commitment to diversify its energy mix, President Sarkissian also delivered a keynote speech at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019, the world’s largest sustainability gathering.