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Dubai World Trade Center hosts two workshops on Pension Law…

GPSSA called the insured to confirm that the specified period of pension eligibility is met before the resignation Abu Dhabi, 27 May 2017:  Mohammed Saqr Al Hammadi, Director of the Customers Happiness Department of the General Pensions & Social Security Authority (GPSSA), called the insured to confirm that the specified period of pension eligibility is met before the resignation. He pointed out that only few days are remained for those whose end of service files are received by the Authority. Such procedure shall encourage GPSSA to call on the employer to meet with the insured and inform him of his rights arising from his decisions before proceeding with the process.   Accordingly, He stressed that the pension is a right acquired by force of law, and maintaining the fulfilment of its conditions guarantees a decent ......read more

A journey through the Golden Ages of Islam this Holy Month of Ramadan at The Dubai Mall…

9HIJRI is a special tribute by The Dubai Mall to mark the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017:  This Holy Month of Ramadan, embark on a journey of enlightenment through the Golden Ages of Islam as The Dubai Mall brings 9HIJRI, a well-curated experience highlighting the contributions of Islamic scholars and master-craftsmen.  The month-long exhibition celebrates Islam’s contribution to the region’s civilisation with nine dedicated zones that pay tribute to the scholars and veterans, each highlighting a defining aspect of the region.  Discover the ‘House of Wisdom’ at the Knowledge Zone that brings together the inspiring views of scholars from across the Arab world, creating a veritable intellectual academy. The House of Wisdom documents the collective learning from rare manuscripts, books ......read more

20th Edition of Dubai Summer Surprises Offers Six Weeks of Sales…

  Dubai, UAE 24 May 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back for a record year from 1 July to 12 August 2017. The 20th edition will offer residents and visitors an exciting six week calendar of sales and family entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), this year’s DSS will run for 43 days under the slogan ‘Enjoy 6 weeks of sales.’  DSS 2017 will feature a series of retail promotions offering the best deals and discounts and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes at malls run in collaboration with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group. Thousands of retail outlets will reward visitors with special offers and discounts of up to 75 per cent on a wide range of merchandise. This year’s DSS is ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance launches INDEX & Middle East Stone…

Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, this morning officially launched the 27th INDEX Design Series interiors festival and co-located Middle East Stone, now in its third year. Joined by INDEX event director Samantha Kane-Macdonald, Yan Wang of Middle East Stone, and dmg events design portfolio director Tony Crinion, His Highness launched the four-day exhibitions before being given a guided tour of the show floor, interacting with stand-holders. He also liaised with firms taking part in Middle East Covering – which focuses on interior and exterior surface solutions – and workspace, dedicated to office furniture and décor. Between them the shows expect to attract well over 30,000 visitors to more than 1,100 exhibitor stands ......read more

Spotlight on CyberSecurity! Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim Inaugurates 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2017…

  Middle East’s largest cybersecurity event connects global IT security providers and experts with public and private sector investors, as MENA governments’ IT spend tipped to reach USD11.6 Billion in 2017 Dubai, UAE – 21 May 2017: Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Head of Security for the Emirate of Dubai, today opened the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) - the Middle East's largest cybersecurity event - which is running concurrently with the Internet of Things Expo (IoTx) 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 21-23 May. The three-day GISEC event has attracted a who’s who of regional and international cybersecurity suppliers, providers and investors, with top industry experts, decision makers and business leaders gathering to discuss the latest online ......read more

Fresh Del Monte and Samsung Partner to Promote Healthy Living…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2017:  Samsung Gulf Electronics and Fresh Del Monte announced today their partnership during an exclusive media event at Samsung’s brand shop in Dubai Media City. The partnership is not only an exciting collaboration where the two brands come together to promote healthy living and eating, but also to spread awareness on how to reduce food wastage with the Samsung Twin Cooling Plus refrigerator. During the event, Fresh Del Monte’s appointed Chef and Nutritionist discussed simple cooking and nutrition tips and tricks for a healthier eating habit. The experts also highlighted how to cut down on food wastage. “Our partnership with Fresh Del Monte marks a significant day for Samsung. We at Samsung are committed and believe in enabling people’s lifestyles ......read more

Dubai's 3-Day Super Sale Kicks Off on 18 May…

  Over 1,000 retail outlets set to offer mega savings for shoppers with discounts of 30 – 90 %  Dubai, UAE, 16 May 2017: Get ready for a rewarding shopping experience in Dubai at the 3-day Super Sale, a new citywide retail initiative, which kicks off on 18 May with over 1,000 outlets offering a diverse range of items from local, regional and global brands, at significantly low prices. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the 3-day Super Sale will see over 250 brands offering shoppers 30 – 90 % off on an array of merchandise including apparel, bags, shoes, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion accessories and home furniture. This not-to-be-missed retail promotion running across Dubai offers an extensive ......read more

Dubai's largest Ramadan Night Market is Back!…

  Fun day, every day – themed entertainment and record-breaking competitions to flavour this year’s gala Featuring a unique shopping experience, mouth-watering culinary delights and interactive family fun May 15, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Ramadan Night Market, Dubai’s largest night-souk held during the holy month is all set to mark its return this year with a fresh flavor and more unique and exciting activities. Catering to a diverse and cosmopolitan Dubai crowd and beyond, the 10-day market remains one of most-anticipated events during Ramadan, combining a fruitful shopping experience with a plethora of fun, tempting deals and discounts, competitive games, daily themed activities for adults and children, interactive competitions and a massive food court, proven to be a huge crowd puller. Now in its 6th edition, ......read more

ADNEC Contributes AED1.12 Billion in Economic Value to Abu Dhabi in Q1 2017…

  •    ADNEC welcomes more than 302,000 visitors across 120 events in first quarter of 2017 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) announced today that the value of its direct and indirect contribution to the economy of Abu Dhabi reached AED1.12 billion in Q1 2017, representing an 8 percent growth over target. The company attributed the positive first quarter results to the improved contribution from its existing events including IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 that marked the largest and most successful edition in its history.  In Q1 2017, ADNEC hosted 12 exhibitions, and 108 conferences and events that attracted more than 302,000 visitors to its venues in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. During the quarter, the venue also supported of 6,922 jobs and 240,396 guest nights ......read more

H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi Inaugurates ATech World Conference & Exhibition & World Game Expo 2017…

  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10th  of May 2017:  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the UAE, H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, inaugurated today the 1st edition of ATech World Conference & Exhibition and the World Game Expo, which is held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC.  After the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi along with a number of key officials and industry leaders have toured the exhibition area where they were introduced to the latest technologies in Virtual Reality, Internet of Things - IoT, Online Games, Application Development, Wearable Techonology, Artificial Intelligence – AI, VR, Interactive ......read more

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Tours Seamless Middle East 2017…

Dubai, UAE, 2 May 2017 - His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, today visited Seamless Middle East 2017, which hosted 350 exhibitors from the payments, ecommerce and retail industries.  Sheikh Saif toured the exhibition along with His Excellency Dr. Eng. Ali Al Khouri, First Deputy Chairman of the Arab E-commerce Union, and Chairman for the Supreme Committee, His Excellency Mohammed Mohammed Al-Rabie, Secretary General of the Council of Arab Economic Unity, Advisor Mohamed Abdulla Al Atia, Chairman of the Arab Federation of e-Commerce. Building on 18 years of experience and showcasing the latest advancements from international and local industry leaders, the conference welcomed over 10,000 attendees on 1-2 May 2017.

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DWTC set to host 26 specialized events in May…

OVER 220,000 VISITORS EXPECTED AT KEY INDUSTRY EVENTS WITH OVER 6500 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS Dubai, UAE, May 1, 2017 – Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) nears the end of H1 2017 with a bustling May events calendar, expecting to welcome over 220,000 visitors this month across 26 industry-leading events across the IT, real estate, energy and retail industries among others. Key mega events scheduled for May include: Automechanika, Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), Internet of Things Expo (IoTx), INDEX International Design Exhibition, The Mobile Show, Middle East Coverings, Offshore Arabia and Beauty World Middle East. DWTC continues to spearhead growth in the region’s MICE sector as popular exhibitions return to the venue, positively impacting the nation’s key-growth ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council Hosts Contemporary Discussion on Women in Leadership, Featuring WWE's Stephanie McMahon…

Dubai, UAE – 30 April, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, hosted a dynamic discussion on women in leadership, featuring WWE Chief Brand Officer and TV personality Stephanie McMahon alongside some of the UAE’s most influential business women.  The event builds on 15 years of innovative work DBWC has carried out supporting professional women in Dubai through strategic education, training and networking opportunities – work that is at the forefront of inspiring the lives of Dubai-based women and pioneering the UAE’s drive to lead the region in improving gender balance.  The panel, which took place yesterday at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, saw both women and men ......read more

Fun with Words Essential for Developing Children's Language Skills…

Panel discusses the importance of ‘for children-ness’ in children’s literature discussed at SCRF 2017 Sharjah, 30 April 2017       A panel of distinguished children’s writers from Turkey, Australia, and the UAE came together this Friday evening (28 April) at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017), for a discussion on how children’s literature is fundamental to learning about language, learning about the world, and learning about self.  Chaired by UAE author and novelist and recipient of the Rashid Bin Humaid Culture and Science Award, Shaima Al Marzouqi; award-winning author of 51 books, bookshop owner, librarian and teacher from Australia, Damian Morgan; and Turkish writer, Mavisel Yener, who has had one of her very popular books, The Blue Apple, ......read more

French Companies Will Introduce Their Latest Offer on the French Pavilion at Seamless Middle East 1-2 May 2017…

•    Fintech, Smartcards & Retail sector to be represented •    12 innovative offers to be discovered among exhibitors Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 30 April 2017: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy is organizing the French Pavilion at Seamless Middle East 2017 in partnership with French Tech Dubai UAE. The event dedicated to payment methods, retail and e-commerce in the Middle East will take place in Dubai on 1 and 2 May 2017. 10,000 visitors are expected from the Middle East (60% from the UAE), North Africa (20%) and South Asia. 300 exhibitors will be present.  French Pavilion will host 10 French exhibitors specializing in FinTech sector, smartcards and retail. Several French start-ups will be part of the ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Hosts Inaugural Meeting of UAE Association for Management Consultants and Trainers…

His Excellency Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri chairs first-of-a-kind organization in GCC region Dubai-UAE: 30 April 2017 – The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) hosted the inaugural meeting of the UAE Association for Management Consultants and Trainers (AMCT) on its premises in Dubai. The newly established Dubai-based public interest organization serves as an umbrella entity for management consultants and trainers across the UAE.  Licensed by the Ministry of Community Development, AMCT aims to elevate the standards in the management consultancy and training profession, and develop the skills of its practitioners in line with the highest international benchmarks.  During the meeting, a representative of the Ministry of Community Development delivered a presentation on public interest organizations, ......read more

Leatherworld Middle East 2017 opens featuring 65 exhibitors from 16 countries…

Third edition of Dubai leather trade show gets underway offering global players gateway to Gulf’s US$2.9 billion market Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2017:   Exotic Indonesian reptile skins, luxury fashion accessories, UAE-produced camel leather goods, and the global launch of 24 karat gilded stilettos from Italy all shared the stage, as the Middle East’s dedicated leather industry trade show opened in Dubai today (30 April). The exhibition was inaugurated by Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Second Vice Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre. The 3rd edition of Leatherworld Middle East runs for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 65 exhibitors from 16 countries are tapping into a Gulf region that traded US$2.9 billion worth of leather goods, services, and materials in 2016. According to ......read more

Magnificent Seven Win ATM Awards…

Popular Best ‘Stand Awards’ awards programme rewards exhibitor creativity and investment in five independent categories, with two additional highly commended winners; judging panel of top industry professionals select the most eye-catching and innovative stands.  27 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The hotly anticipated winners of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 Best Stand Awards were announced at a photo-call on the show floor on 27th April.  Launched in 2015, the Best Stand Awards were created to recognise the design creativity and business-friendly appeal of exhibiting companies’ physical presence at ATM. The judging panel comprised a line-up of top industry and design professionals: Leo Fewtrell, Managing Partner, Gulf Reps; Fiona McAndrew Sharp, Sales & Marketing Director, TTN; Nicholas ......read more

Dubai Exhibition Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Indian 1-Rupee Note…

Displays 100 different notes issued in the last century from 1917-2016, including the ones used in Gulf countries •    The first 1 Rupee note of India was introduced in 1917, with the portrait of King George V. •    The 1 Rupee note discontinued in 1994 was reintroduced after 21 years in 2015. April 27, 2017; Dubai, UAE: As the Indian one-rupee note completes its century, the people in the UAE will be treated to an exclusive display of100 different Indian one-rupee notes, issued from 1917 to 2016. To commemorate the occasion, Dubai-based numismatics company, Numisbing and International Bank Note Society, Dubai Chapter (IBNS Dubai) are jointly holding an exhibition to take visitors through the amazing 100 years journey of the 1 rupee note.The showcase will be held at the Numisbing Gallery ......read more

Emirati Inventor Makes Special Appearance at Science Day in Sharjah…

  Sharjah Science Museum hosts annual event for families, children and students from April 26-28. SHARJAH, April 27, 2016:  Award-winning Emirati inventor Ahmed Majan was the special guest at Sharjah Science Museum’s annual Science Day. Mr Majan displayed some of his incredible inventions, including a solar-powered ‘smart’ horse saddle, to hundreds of families and students at this week’s three-day event.  Science Day was an opportunity for members of the public to take part in interactive shows and activities that learned about how fireworks put on their colourful display, the history of telescopes, the science behind 3D imagery, and much more.  There was also a competition between school students to unveil the top scientific innovator among them, and showcased some of their ......read more

Mohammed Hasan Alwan Wins 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction…

•    Previously shortlisted novelist Mohammed Hasan Alwan wins 2017 Prize •    His novel, A Small Death, sees the historical and spiritual adventures of Ibn ‘Arabi brought vividly to life in fiction for the first time 26 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A Small Death by Mohammed Hasan Alwan was tonight, Tuesday 25 April 2017, announced as the winner of the 10th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).  The novel, published by Dar Al Saqi, was named as this year’s chosen title by the Chair of Judges, Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh, at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of A Small Death, and Alwan can expect an increase in book sales and international recognition.  On behalf of the ......read more

Empower: District Cooling Service Enhances the Hospitality industry in UAE…

On the occasion of ATM 2017  110 hotels are using Empower’s district cooling service in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 26th April 2017: On the occasion of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the leading international travel and tourism event in the region being held from 24thto 27thApril at The Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, announced that 110 hotels are using Empower's district cooling services. H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower stated that this increase is due to boom in hospitality industry, which is also supported by increasing adoption of district cooling technology. “District cooling systems serve as a catalyst to promote sustainability of the built environment. The UAE in particular have firmly positioned itself as global leader in the tourism and hospitality sector. The coming years ......read more

CALYPSO NETWORKS ASSOCIATION at the 2nd Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum-Doha 2017…

26th of April 2017 - Hotel W – Doha - Qatar 2nd Qatar Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum Major ITS industries experts and Public Transport actors will be gathered in Doha, providing a unique opportunity for fruitful exchanges about ticketing and digital services. 25 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The MENA region is experiencing one of the fastest growth in the world in terms of infrastructure, including public transport both at national and international levels. To face increasing environmental challenges, ensure an equilibrated territorial development and support the welfare and human development of the citizens, Public transport is seen as a one of the key strategy by decision makers.   After a successful first edition in 2016, the 2nd Qatar Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum aims to provide its ......read more

UAE Pavilion at Hannover Messe to Have Significant Impact on National Economy, Say Delegates…

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE economy will receive significant benefits as a result of the national pavilion at Hannover Messe according to Emirati industry leaders and economy officials, as the group today discussed during a press conference at the pavilion’s official opening. The 70th edition of the Hannover Messe was inaugurated yesterday, Sunday April 23, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who spoke of the need to advance international free trade agreements, urging her counterparts to remove protectionist barriers to trading policies. H.E. Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany, said: "The UAE’s participation in Hannover Messe, the largest industrial exhibition in the world, is a reflection of the strong historical strategic and trade relations with Germany.” The UAE is Germany’s largest ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Visits TCA Abu Dhabi Stand at ATM 2017…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 April 2017: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, visited the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) stand at the Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) earlier today. During the tour H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, accompanied by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of TCA Abu Dhabi, saw Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism offerings, as the emirate brought its biggest delegation ever at ATM of 71 stakeholders to showcase more than 115 travel, tourism and hospitality related products. Sheikh Mohammed expressed great appreciation of TCA Abu Dhabi’s dedicated contribution towards the development of Abu Dhabi’s tourism landscape positioning it as a ......read more

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DuPont Protection Solutions, Matching Performance to Threats with Enhanced DuPont™ Kevlar® XP and ...…

UAE, March 15, 2017– DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), maker of the famous and original DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, launched further enhancements to its established Kevlar® XP and XD Technologies for soft armor at IDEX 2017. With over 1 million vests sold, Kevlar® XP enhanced technology offers superior stopping power with fewer layers, blocking bullets early to limit ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2017 opens in Dubai, featuring 313 exhibitors from 42 countries…

New record in exhibitor numbers marks 7th edition of region’s dedicated stationery, paper, and office supplies trade fair  Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Paperworld Middle East 2017, the region’s leading trade fair for stationery and office supplies, opened in Dubai today (14 March), as 313 exhibitors from 42 countries offer up a smorgasbord of school and gift articles, ......read more

Dubai to Host Emirates Forensic in April 2017…

Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th of March, 2017:  Dubai hosts the region’s largest event on forensic science and forensic medicine; Emirates International Forensic Science Conference and Exhibition, from 2-4 April 2017, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 1st ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2017 to open 14th of March in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for future business growth, with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-to-reach markets. Growth in the global stationery and office supplies market is expected to come from emerging markets such as the MEA.   Analysts TechNavio ......read more

Atiq Juma Nassib and Juma Bin Humaidan inaugurate MEFMA Confex 2017…

March 13, 2017- Senior Vice President of Commercial Services of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Atiq Juma Nassib and Dubai Land Department Deputy Director Juma Bin Humaidan led the opening ceremony of the 6th Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) Confex today March 13, 2017 at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, in the presence of Marwan Bin Ghalita, CEO of the Real Estate ......read more

Family-friendly Fun Awaits Equestrian Enthusiasts at Dubai International Horse Fair…

Entertainment and activities lined up for all ages include petting zoo, pony riding, Spanish horse “ballet”, heritage village and equestrian art gallery Experience the thrill of a horse auction as equine aficionados bid for the finest Arabian thoroughbreds in the world  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  An action-packed weekend is in store for horse fans when the 13th Dubai ......read more

Dubai Land Department is a strategic partner for the Middle East Facilities Management Conference ...…

Dubai, 12 March 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) will provide support for the Middle East Facilities Management Conference (MEFMA) through its strategic partnership with the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA). The sixth edition of the conference will take place on 13th and 14th March 2017 at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.  DLD has confirmed that a delegation of ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors 371 Outstanding Students at Special Ceremony…

Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) hosted a ceremony to honor 371 outstanding achievers students under its care. Held at Armani Hotel in Dubai, the event drew the participation of His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and His Excellency Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and ......read more

Joined-up Thinking Needed for Japan's Air Transport Infrastructure…

Olympics are an Opportunity to Drive Critical Change Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Japan to prepare its airport infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics and future growth of the tourism industry using joined-up thinking and extensive consultation with industry. Japan has set aggressive targets for attracting international ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Presents Awards to Recognise International Womens Day…

‘Humanitarian of the year awarded to young female charity founder for inspiring others to make a difference’ Dubai, UAE, 8 March 2017:  International Women’s Day has been celebrated with an honouring of role models in the Middle East by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. The WOW Film Fair Middle East ......read more

Agriteq 2017 kicks off on 22nd of March with participation of leading agricultural companies from ...…

Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2017– Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar is all set to host the fifth edition of Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017) being organized Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar in collaboration with IFP Qatar Ltd from March 22 to 25, 2017 at Doha ......read more

4th Advanced Conference on Trade Compliance in the Middle East discusses boosting customs practice ...…

Dubai Customs shares with conference delegates its experience in implementing AEO program  Dubai – 7 March 2017:  The 4th advanced conference on Trade Compliance in the Middle East has discussed ways to enhance customs practice in the GCC towards ensuring reduced cost of trading and increased compliance with trade regulations.  Organized by C5 group, the event was held ......read more

Mother of the Nation Festival Celebrates Emirati Women…

Influence of HH Sheikha Fatima recognised on International Women’s Day Festival to highlight the role of women in social development and their accomplishments in all aspects of life Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 7, 2017:  Mother of the Nation Festival, the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi which pays tribute to the values and extensive contributions of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint ......read more

Inaugural Dubai International Publishing Conference Begins Today…

Dubai, 5 March, 2017:  The Dubai International Publishing Conference began today under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Literature Foundation, held for the first time by the Emirates Literature Foundation in partnership with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, with an inaugural address by His Excellency Abdulla Abdul ......read more

Outstanding Young Writers Awarded During UAE 2017 Month of Reading…

Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners Announced Dubai, 5 March, 2017:  A new generation of writers took their first steps on their writing journeys today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The winning short story entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition 2017 were announced and winners received trophies and a commemorative ......read more

Masdar Celebrates World Book Day…

Abu Dhabi, UAE; March 2, 2017:  Students from Al Ezza School in Abu Dhabi saw their favourite tales come to life at a Storytelling Session held near the iconic Wind Tower in Masdar City. Masdar celebrated World Book Day by inviting local school children to a book reading event today. Popular fairytale characters read and performed stories out loud, while inviting and encouraging ......read more

Experts Discuss Best Models to Established Reproduction Rights Organisation in UAE…

Topic formed focus of second day of Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017 Sharjah, February 28, 2017:  A host of local and international experts discussed the requirements needed for the UAE to successfully establish a Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO), during the second day of the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum, which took place yesterday (Tuesday) in Sharjah. Hosted at the ......read more

Hong Kong Trade Fairs in April and May 2017 Strengthening bilateral trade between Hong Kong and UAE…

Dubai, February 28, 2017 – Hong Kong and UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business. Mr. Abdul Aziz ......read more

‘DEAL Live' conference to cater to the region's theme park and amusement industry…

Industry’s top experts to provide insights into the theme parks and amusement industry sector Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: The Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure (DEAL) Show 2017, together with Blooloop, the attraction industry’s leading website and event organiser, is set to launch the second edition of the conference for the theme parks and amusement industry in the UAE. ......read more

Arabia CSR Network to conduct certified training sessions for Global Reporting Initiative's G4 ...…

UAE, February 28, 2017- Arabia CSR Network, the leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) training provider in the Arab region, will hold several training sessions on Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the leading universally applicable framework for sustainability reporting. The courses will be conducted exclusively in both English and Arabic ......read more

UOWD's outstanding alumni honoured at Alumni Awards Ceremony…

Dubai, 28 February 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently honoured some of their outstanding past students who have significantly contributed to the field of professional development, social impact and research and innovation, at Alumni Awards ceremony held at The Address, Dubai Marina.  Nearly 150 guests attended the presentation of the Alumni Awards that were ......read more

Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences Holds Its Regular Meeting in Cairo…

Cairo, Egypt: February 26, 2017:  The Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences (AUIEC) recently held its regular meeting at the general headquarters of Arab League’s General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Economic Unity in Cairo, Egypt.  Chaired by HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Chairman of AUIEC, the meeting was attended by representatives of 13 AUIEC member ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman successfully organizes visit to Department of Economic ...…

UAE, February 26, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) successfully coordinated a visit to their counterparts in Dubai, the Department of Economic Development - Dubai (DED-Dubai), to carry out comparative standardization and to share best practices, experiences and mutual resources. The visit is part of DED-Ajman's continuing commitment towards the improvement of ......read more

Global interest in regional leather market builds ahead of Leatherworld Middle East 2017…

Debut exhibitors to join returning supporters at Dubai trade show as MEA leather production, luxury spending rises Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Global interest in the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum, as international tanneries, designers, suppliers, and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the region’s dedicated leather trade ......read more

Put your best hat forward at BurJuman's International Millinery Exhibition…

Celebrating the Dubai World Cup, the exhibition brings together styles from world renowned milliners and local designers.  Now in its 16th year, the exhibition features more than 500 fabulous fascinators, hats and headpieces to compliment every World Cup look Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Dubai’s premier hat event, the BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition is back ......read more

Clean energy offers massive potential for GCC to maintain global energy leadership and reap ...…

February 26, 2017 - Shifting to clean and renewable energy presents a very strong potential for oil-producing GCC countries to maintain global leadership in the energy sector despite the current market slowdown, while reaping massive savings of up to USD 87 billion as well as potentially reducing up to one gigaton of carbon emissions, according a new report. ‘Clean Energy in the GCC’ ......read more

IDEX & NAVDEX 2017: The UAE Armed Forces inks 90 deals worth more than AED 19.1 billion…

IDEX & NAVDEX 2017 exceed all projected targets 1,235 national, regional and international exhibitors Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 February, 2017:  Today marks the fifth and last day of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) and the fourth edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017). Held under the patronage of His Highness ......read more

IDEX 2017 Day 5: UAE Armed Forces Signs Deals worth more than AED 344 Million…

IDEX 2017 ends on a high-note with a total of 90 deals valued at more than AED 19.177 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 February, 2017:  At a press conference on the fifth and last day of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, Official Spokesperson of the fourth edition of the Naval Defence ......read more

Al Hosn Reveals Latest “Armored Room” at IDEX 2017…

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 23 February 2017:  Al Hosn Armored Systems, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, announced a new project to produce ‘Armored Room, an innovative protection solution for (troops, personnel, etc.). The "Armored Room" is designed and built to international standard specifications with the possibility for re-sizing according to customer’s needs and uses. Al ......read more

Al Hosn to Produce Extra Light Weight “Armored Vest”…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Al Hosn Armored Systems, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, announced the production of a new cutting edge, extra light weight protective vest. The new armored vest, which weighs only 8.5 kg, will be made in cooperation with Khalifa University Research Center and DuPont and is an innovative protection solution for (troops, personnel, etc.) that will be ......read more

IDEX 2017 Day 4: UAE Armed Forces Signs Deals worth more than AED 3.422 billion…

82 deals over the past four days valued at more than AED 18.833 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 February, 2017:  At a press conference on day four of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 20 new deals worth AED ......read more

Dubai celebrates Kuwait's National Day with various festive events…

Shopping centres, festivals and tourist destinations across Dubai host activities to celebrate the day Dubai, 23 February, 2017:  To mark the National Day of the State of Kuwait, which falls on 25 February, shopping centres and tourist destinations across Dubai will be hosting a series of events in celebration of the occasion. The events reflect the strong, long-standing relations between ......read more

ADNEC Signs ADASI Strategic Partner for UMEX, SimTEX 2018…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 February, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), the region’s first reliable one-stop solutions provider within the autonomous systems industry. The agreement mandates the participation of ADASI as a strategic partner in the 2018 editions of the Unmanned Systems ......read more

“Let's Talk” Crisis Communication Forum is set to take place next March in Dubai…

Under the Patronage and Attendance of Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum A gathering of Key Dignitaries, experts and region’s top communication consultants 22 February, 2017, Dubai:  Under the Patronage and Attendance of Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Fekra Communications announces the launch of it’s yearly “Let’s Talk” ......read more

IDEX 2017 Day 3: UAE Armed Forces Inks Deals worth more than AED 4.075 billion…

Total deals over the past three days valued at more than AED 15.41 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 February, 2017:  At a press conference on day three of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 31 new deals worth AED ......read more

Deals worth Approximately AED 7 billion announced at IDEX 2017…

In 48-hrs IDEX 2017 witnesses deals worth more than AED11.335 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 February, 2017:  Speaking at a press conference on day two of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of the 13th edition of IDEX 2017, announced an additional 10 new deals worth ......read more

NDCC Participation at IDEX…

“Value Added Membership & Announcement of New Projects” Abu Dhabi, UAE. 20 February:  Key issues pertaining to the development of the defense manufacturing sector in the UAE are frequently discussed during the National Defense Companies Council (NDCC) annual meetings, which take place in Abu Dhabi twice a year. This year, during the Abu Dhabi International Offset ......read more

GETEX to offer interactive platform for global education services providers to engage international ...…

February 20, 2017 - The GCC’s education sector is experiencing robust growth driven by a steady student enrolment rate amidst rapid population growth. The leadership push for the development of a knowledge-based economy in the UAE, is generating positive response to higher education from UAE Nationals. According to a recent study, the total number of students in the region’s education ......read more

Deals worth AED 4.416 billion announced at IDEX 2017…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 February, 2017:  His Excellency Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson for the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), announced that 21 deals worth more than AED4.416 billion have been signed today at IDEX.  15 of the deals are with national companies and the remaining 6 with international ......read more

IWAM 2017 - “Innovation in Energy Materials”…

Over 100 presentations, posters and seminars delivered by some of the world's top scientists conducting research in Advanced Materials 18 February 2017 – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  From February 19 -21 Ras Al Khaimah will play host once more to an elite group of scientists acknowledged as the top minds in their respective fields. They will be participating in IWAM-2017 ......read more

The British Council announces spring programming for UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration…

Abu Dhabi, 16 February 2016:  The British Council today announced the spring season’s performances and events as part of the year-long UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration.  UK/UAE 2017 is a cultural exchange programme between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, which celebrates the long-standing relationship between the two countries and looks to strengthen ......read more

1,235 Specialised Local and International Companies to Participate in IDEX, NAVDEX 2017…

Definitive defence event to kick off next week under patronage of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan  Number of participating nations increases to 57  Exhibitions set to welcome over 100,000 visitors  Total exhibition area increases by 5% NAVDEX 2017 to host over 99 naval defence companies from 27 countries  IDEX Conference 2017 to draw ......read more

Abu Dhabi showcases importance of sulphur at leading industry conference…

16 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The region’s inaugural conference, Middle East Sulphur 2017, organised by CRU, took place this week in the Capital to highlight the rapidly increasing importance of the commodity. The conference, sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC),  ran over four days from the 12-16 February at Jumeirah Hotel Etihad Towers, and offered a ......read more

Alfardan Group Successfully Organizes its 6th Annual Sports Day Celebration…

Qatar, 15 February, 2017- Alfardan Group held its 6th company-wide Sports Day event yesterday at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. The activities are an annual initiative to commemorate Qatar’s National Sports Day. Over 1,500 employees from various business units participated in the event aimed at demonstrating the Group’s support for the country’s strategic efforts to ......read more

Expo Center Sharjah Signs MoU with UAE Ministry of Education…

On the Sidelines of the National Career Exhibition and International Education Show Sharjah, February 13, 2017:  The UAE Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Expo Center Sharjah.  The signing took place on Monday on the sidelines of the 13th International Education Show, held under patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme ......read more

Abu Dhabi Hosts CRU's Inaugural Middle East Sulphur Conference…

Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2017:  A new regional conference devoted to exploring the growing role of the Middle East as the world’s largest producer of sulphur opens today in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from on Sunday 12 February to Thursday 16 February 2017, Middle East Sulphur is organised by CRU Events – a subsidiary of the business intelligence company, CRU Group, that specialises in ......read more

Sharjah Tourism Concludes 7th Annual Light Festival…

H.E. Al Midfa: The SLF highlights the emirate’s best features of authentic Islamic architecture of its landmarks and buildings, which makes it ideal for this kind of festival Sharjah, February 12, 2017:  The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded the seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival in a ceremony held at University City Hall on Saturday, ......read more

Nissan Rewards its Top Employees at Annual Regional Skills Contest…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 12, 2017:  Nissan Middle East honored its top sales and service employees from across the region at its annual Regional Skills Contest event held yesterday at IMG World in Dubai. The award ceremony comes as part of Nissan’s ongoing strategy to be the leader in providing the best customer service in the region and see over 2,500 Nissan employees ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre Ladies Luncheon…

Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  As a part of “Year of Giving” initiative started by UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Al Noor Training Centre for person with disability organized the 14th Annual Ladies Luncheon. It took place on the 25th of January 2017, at Hilton JBR, their exclusive hospitality partner for the event. The event was attended ......read more

Closing Remarks by HE Ohood Al Roumi for the Global Dialogue for Happiness…

Closing Remarks Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen As the Global Dialogue for Happiness comes to an end, our journey together has only just begun   It is through your shared knowledge and commitment today that we held the most important dialogue, in the most critical of times  Today we witnessed visionary and inspirational talks  We’ve studied the ......read more

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