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Endangered Hawksbill turtles hatching on Saadiyat Island

Endangered Hawksbill turtles hatching on Saadiyat Island

Two resort employees spotted hundreds of baby turtle tracks on the beach of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi last week, which led them to the discovery that endangered hawksbill sea turtles were hatching on the island. The duo were quick to alert the environment team of the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) which monitors the turtles under its Hawksbill Sea Turtle Conservation Programme.

Making sense of Saadiyat Island

Making sense of Saadiyat Island

It is now March, but only now is Shaun O’Connor, chief financial officer of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), ready to flick the calendar to 2012. O’Connor, manning the books at TDIC for just nine months, has spent the past few weeks putting the finishing touches to the state-owned developer’s first-ever public annual results. And, he tells Gulf News, TDIC is well placed for the year ahead.

Coastal living on an Abu Dhabi island

Coastal living on an Abu Dhabi island

From the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf to the emerald lawns of the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one is immediately struck by spectacular views at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort residences in Abu Dhabi.

Majlis by the sea: Stylish Saadiyat island villa

Majlis by the sea: Stylish Saadiyat island villa

Jawaher Al Saadiyat is a section within the Saadiyat Beach Villa development, the first residential community on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat island,” says Nicole Judd, Tourism Development and Investment Company’s (TDIC) design manager.

Abu Dhabi Art is leaving its Emirates Palace nest for Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi Art is leaving its Emirates Palace nest for Saadiyat Island

The annual Abu Dhabi Art fair is moving home. When the fair kicks off in November, the manicured lawns and high-ceilinged ballrooms of the Emirates Palace hotel will be swapped for the in-construction cultural campus of Saadiyat Island.

Auditor to check on Saadiyat workforce

Auditor to check on Saadiyat workforce

International auditing body PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will monitor the well-being of workers on Saadiyat island. The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) Tuesday announced that it has appointed the independent auditor to monitor the performance of its contractors and subcontractors with regard to worker benefits and services.

Abu Dhabi safety programme aims to prevent heat stress

Abu Dhabi safety programme aims to prevent heat stress

Construction workers, whether labourers or site managers, are all equally vulnerable in the torturous sun, heat and humidity, said a senior official. Outdoor workers in the UAE are exposed to major heat stress during the summer

Grand relics of a forgotten civilisation

Grand relics of a forgotten civilisation

The rise and fall of Mesopotamia and its peoples have been brought back to life through artefacts that have stood the test of time. Ancient artefacts from this era are at present on display in Abu Dhabi, giving residents and tourists a glimpse into the past.