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91% of Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres receive 4-star rating

The Global Star Rating Program, introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, measures the performance of service centres in line with international best practice  Dubai, UAE – 19 December 2018:   Emirates Post has recently achieved a significant milestone in the classification of its Customer Happiness Centres. From the forty-four (44) of its postal offices from across the nation that participated in the third round of the Global Star Rating Program 2017, 91% received a 4-star rating and four of the centres received a 3-star rating.  Speaking on the achievement, Abdulla Mohammad Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “We are honoured to receive this recognition which highlights the efforts of our team to improve our service offering. I would like to take this ......read more

Raja Al Gurg: The UAE is a country of generosity and tolerance

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stated that the announcement that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance is not a new concept for the country, which recalls the values of tolerance and co-existence that the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established among the people of the UAE. The experience of the UAE in tolerance and humanitarian work has become a model for other nations to emulate, and the achievement of the country in attracting people from all nationalities and cultures to work and live on its land has distinguished the UAE from all other countries. Al Gurg pointed out that the business environment in the country is the biggest model of tolerance in the UAE. She added that the slogan of "Connecting Minds, Creating the ......read more

TDIC Announces the Opening of the Second Sewage Treatment Plant for Saadiyat Island

The new Sewage Treatment Plant will manage the municipal waters and treat domestic sewage Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, held an opening ceremony for the launch of the second Sewage Treatment Plant (STP2) on Saadiyat IslandÒ  The project was delivered under the supervision of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC). It is designed to service the entire Cultural, Marina & Lagoons Districts, using membrane bioreactor technology (MBR). The opening ceremony of the Sewage Treatment Plant attended by His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of TDIC, His Excellency Abdulla Ali Musleh Al Ahbabi, Chairman of ADSSC. Situated at the South East corner ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its role in combating counterfeited goods at INTA Conference

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Dubai Customs have recently participated in the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs submitted a paper to the conference in which he talked about Dubai Customs role in combating counterfeiting. The event saw the attendance of 600 intellectual property experts and trademarks owners.  Ozair pointed out that intellectual property rights are gaining more ground and weight in the UAE, with the national agenda gearing towards more global distinction in innovation.  “Dubai Customs have made 1,118 IP seizures between January 2014 and September 2018 (306 in 2014, 135 in 2015, 218 in 2016, 263 in 2017, ......read more

KPMG global revenues grow to record US$29bn in FY 2018

KPMG MESA reports aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent during the same period   Dubai, 15 December 2018:  KPMG International has announced record aggregated network revenues of US$29 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 (FY18), up from $26.40 billion in FY17.    In the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region, KPMG member firms reported an aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 and revenues across the core functions of Audit, Tax and Advisory grew by double digits.    Global member firm progress was driven by investments in quality, technology, innovative services, alliances and a record number of new recruits. The Advisory business is increasing at 9.9 percent, the fastest growing of KPMG’s three functions, while ......read more

How the world searched for 2018

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  We look forward to this time of the year all year long. It’s when we take a look at the past 11 months and remember the people, events, and topics that captured our attention which got us to ask and discover. We gathered the most trending queries in each of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE. The lists had a few things in common, especially between Egypt and Saudi Arabia where the more traditional songs dominated the top songs list. Football was also a common theme between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, who both competed in this year’s World Cup.  Together with millions of people around the world, we searched for the year’s most important moments on Google. We were happy to see the role Search plays in our everyday lives, whether it was to find much anticipated high school results, ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General Andrew Jackson

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler and diplomat held talks on opportunities to improve and broaden cooperation between the Emirate and the United Kingdom December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today welcomed the British Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Andrew Jackson. Sheikh Saud and Mr. Jackson discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in areas of interest in Ras Al Khaimah and endeavored to work collaboratively to achieve mutual objectives. Also present at the meeting was Sheikh Khalid bin Saud Al Qasimi, Vice Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Investment and Development Office and Chairman of Marjan, and a number of other senior officials.  His Highness Sheikh Saud said:  “Ras Al ......read more

Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City' for District Cooling Solutions: International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ends on a

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower named as 2018 IDEA Global leader   The participants stressed the importance of finding adequate financing for district cooling projects to drive the growth of the industry  Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2018:   The 8th edition of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ended today with a high note, Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City’ of the district cooling sector globally, showcasing a cooling capacity of nearly 2 million refrigerator tons. In addition, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower was named as 2018 IDEA Global leader. The conference was held for three days under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of Emirates ......read more

Immigration Amnesty Extended Further

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The initiative, called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’, allows foreign nationals to regularize their status by either leaving the UAE without paying fines, or by changing their sponsorship inside the country.    According to the initial announcement, the amnesty was to conclude on 31 October 2018, and it was later extended until the beginning of December.  ......read more

Dubai Cares' program in Kenya harnesses the power of technology to boost learning outcomes

Dubai Cares delegation visits Kenya to monitor and evaluate its Information Communication Technology (ICT) program Program benefits over 106,000 children and 1,300 teachers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2018:  In an effort to assess the success of its program and build strong relationships with the children, their families, teachers and local authorities, a Dubai Cares delegation, led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, visited Kenya to monitor and evaluate the implementation of its “Transforming Students Learning and Teacher Professional Development through ICT” program, launched in 2014. The program, which is being implemented in Kenya and Uganda in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), focuses ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a delegation to Kenya and Uganda with the participation of 30 national companies

Sharjah, UAE, 8 December 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), which is being represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Center that falls under the chamber’s umbrella, will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda, as part of its strategy to find and develop marketing opportunities for local industries in promising foreign markets, and especially in the African markets. The chamber’s trade mission will launch on Monday, along with the participation of 30 national companies that operate in various manufacturing and industrial sectors such as iron, steel, food, power solutions and electronic devices, among others. The chamber looks to establish trade relations and to review the investment opportunities available in both Kenya and Uganda. The mission will be headed by HE Abdullah Sultan ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs inspects facilities at Dubai Airport

Musabih: Technological innovations facilitate passenger traffic at Dubai airports Dubai, UAE 8 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport on Sunday 2nd December 2018 to review the facilities provided to passengers. He congratulated the inspection officers on the UAE 47th National Day and thanked them for their hard work and vigilance.  Musabih pointed out that inspection officers at the airport are very welcoming and helpful to passengers, and this is no strange to Emiratis, who always embrace the values of tolerance, giving and respect to others. This also helps boost Dubai and its world status as a tourist and trade hub, he said.  “Dubai Customs is the first protection line and its first priority is to ......read more

Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives

Dubai, December 8, 2018:   In conjunction with the International Volunteer Day, which is observed annually on 5th December, Dubai Customs organized an award ceremony to honor its strategic partners and sponsors who participated in the Department’s voluntary initiatives in 2018.  “In line with the Year of Zayed, Dubai Customs launched 60 voluntary charity, awareness, health and safety, sports and cultural initiatives” said Ahmed Mahboob Musabi, Director of Dubai Customs “We are happy for the success that our Ghayyath Voluntary Team achieved in carrying out these initiatives. This reflects our dedication and commitment towards charity and corporate social responsibility following the vision and efforts of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sulatn Al Nahyan”.  Musabih ......read more

Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018

Dubai, UAE: 5th December, 2018:   Dubai Customs bagged three awards at the latest Ideas UK 32nd International Conference 2018, held in Manchester, UK. The Department won the Platinum Accreditation for the ninth year in a raw, scoring 100% for the sixth consecutive year, the idea of the year for The Advisor (World's First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase), innovated by Mohammed Al Khinjari, and a shield for the X-Patrol (Middle East's First Customs Patrol Vehicle), by Saeed Al Katbi. Dubai Customs’ participation in the conference was very positive and played a big role in its success. The event was an opportunity for Dubai Customs to share its knowledge and expertise with the other participants.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said: “At Dubai Customs, we keep abreast with ......read more

UAE Innovation Award is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018

200 assessors from different nationalities underwent three comprehensive interactive workshops Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Dubai Quality Group is pleased to announce the 2nd cycle  of UAE Innovation Award 2019 to spread innovation in the UAE private sector. The UAE Innovation Award winners will be announced at a special ceremony during February 2019, coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month. Dubai Quality Group is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018 from the profit entities in various industries such as Health & Wellbeing, Education & Learning, Energy & Utility, Technology & ......read more

Green Hope's November Advocacy

Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  November was a very impactful month for Green Hope. We were honoured to be a part of the Parliament of the World's Religions which took place in Toronto. I had the privilege of speaking at two panels--one on the Earth Charter and the other on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Green Hope was in Helsinki , Finland, this month where we won the Innovator of the Year Award from 100 amazing innovations globally for our work on using Education for Sustainable Development as a transformative tool to empower children and youth. I was also invited to speak at the closing ceremony of the Helsinki Education Week where I shared Green Hope's work with the Principals, Educators and teachers of Helsinki and the global innovators. We were also blessed to meet Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu ......read more

SCA, the DFSA and the ADGM's FSRA reach agreement on the licensing and promotion of investment funds

Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2018:   The Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) announced today that they had reached agreement on facilitating the licensing of domestic funds by each authority for promotion across the UAE.    The three authorities signed the regulatory agreement in Dubai in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy and the SCA Board Chairman, and H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State to the UAE and Chairman of the ADGM. The agreement was signed by Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of SCA, ......read more

PCFC celebrates 47th National Day

Dubai – November 28,  2018:   Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, with its subsidiaries: DP World, Dubai Customs, Tarakhees, Dubai Trade and JAFZA celebrated today (Wednesday 28th November 2018) the 47th UAE National Day at Port Rashid under the theme “Zayed..story of a nation” in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and the heads of PCFC entities and more than 1,500 employees.  Sultan bin Sulayem congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ......read more

Quote for Commemoration Day by acting CEO of Emirates Post Group

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Marking Commemoration Day, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “On behalf of Emirates Post Group we would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the martyrs’ families and extend our appreciation towards this nation’s armed forces. Today, we recognise their eternal bravery, sacrifice, and dedication.  Commemoration Day is a bright chapter for the UAE to recall and memorialize with utmost pride the sacrifices and courage of the soldiers that answered the call of duty to ensure UAE’s safety, honour, and progress. HE Alashram continued: “Our commemoration of our heroic martyrs reflects our wise leadership’s commitment to instilling values of loyalty and belonging in our country’s youth. It also ......read more

DWTC Leads with Sustainability and Energy Diversification Initiatives

A range of environmentally friendly initiatives across DWTC developments and business offerings harness solar power, reduce waste and cut energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues its commitment of supporting Dubai’s vision for leadership in energy security and efficiency through its energy diversification initiatives. In line with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy’s aim of generating 75 per cent of its energy consumption from clean sources by 2050, DWTC is championing a range of resource and energy optimisation measures.  Early this year, DWTC completed the installation of 3,000 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof above Sheikh Rashid Hall. The panels have a combined capacity of 1MW peak, helping save 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. ......read more

In Partnership with Zayed University L'Oréal Honours Remarkable GCC Women Scientists at L'Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women in Science' Middle East Fellowship 2018

Five outstanding GCC postdocs and Ph.D. student were awarded for their groundbreaking research, and for inspiring future generations.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 27th, 2018:   The fifth edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Awards ceremony was held yesterday to recognize five extraordinary GCC women for their contribution to the field of science. The awards ceremony was hosted at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City Hotel, in partnership with Zayed University.   This year’s awards celebrated the contributions of distinguished female scientists and researchers in the GCC, whose works have contributed significantly to the scientific development in the region. The inspiring women fellows were each awarded EUR 20,000 for the Postdoc Researchers category ......read more

Deloitte Middle East announces admission of 30 new partners, directors and principals

Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Deloitte hosted its Middle East annual partners meeting in November 2018 in Dubai with over 175 partners from the Deloitte Middle East practices who were joined by senior partners from the global Deloitte network. The meeting’s theme was “Forward Bound” and focused on the trends affecting the business landscape – such as Industry 4.0, tax developments in the GCC, and business risks, including financial, regulatory, reputational, strategic, operational and cyber security. Diversity, inclusion, and strategies to achieve gender parity at leadership roles in the workplace were important discussion topics in the meeting. “Our firm has served Middle East and multinational clients in the region since 1926 and we continue to invest in people and in centers of expertise to ......read more

Dragon Mart debuts at Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2018

Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese retail and trading hub outside China – is participating at the Big 5 International Building & Construction Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time, from today until 29 November. Dragon Mart is showcasing a comprehensive range of building-related products, including building interiors, finishes, coatings, sealants, adhesives, flooring, ceiling and walling materials, kitchen and bathroom fittings, lighting fixtures and more from its most prominent tenants. Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, owner and operator of Dragon Mart, said: “Dragon Mart is a unique platform for traders of Chinese goods in the Middle East with over 3,500 outlets offering a wide variety of products, from home essentials and ......read more

MBRU enhances the skills of government employees with First Aid training for the Dubai Protocol Department

Initiative to equip government employees with first aid skills aligns with the Year of Zayed objective to invest in knowledge and capabilities  Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) provided a First Aid training program for employees of the Protocol Department – Dubai, the latest initiative in MBRU’s mission to advance health in the UAE. Healthcare professionals from MBRU, the first medical university in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), shared their medical expertise and health knowledge with employees from the Protocol Department, equipping them with the skills and confidence to serve as a first responder in an emergency situation where a person may require medical attention. The First Aid program, which includes both practical and theoretical ......read more

Dubai Customs takes part in NASA's Cross Industry Innovation Summit

Dubai – 25 November 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in NASA’s  3rd Cross Industry Innovation Summit in Space Center Huston, USA on 7 and 8 November 2018. Dubai Customs became the first customs department in the world to take part in this renowned summit.  A number of the best technology experts, scientists, executive directors, and entrepreneurs from different countries participated in the summit to connect, discuss common challenges, benchmark innovations, discuss analogies along various industry lines, and then explore solutions and identify new strategies through future technology collaboration.  Hussam Juma, Director, Business Innovation Department presented Dubai Customs in the summit and talked about the service innovation system in the Department, the innovation journey of Dubai Customs ......read more

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DP World Headquarters achieves carbon neutrality…

25th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   To mark DP World’s achievement of carbon neutrality from its global headquarters in Dubai, Dubai Carbon has issued the VP Group Health, Safety and Environment of  DP World, Mr. Nabil Battal a certificate for Net Zero Carbon Emissions.  Setting an aspirational example to private organisations around the UAE on how to operate in line ......read more

PCFC showcases its achievements on Smart Dubai stand in Barcelona…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) participated in the 8th Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November as part of Smart Dubai stand which included 11 government and semi-government departments. HE Mohammed Al Shamsi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Barcelona visited the stand and listened to a ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “Masar” program for better strategic planning and corporate performance…

Dubai – 21 November 2018:   Within its efforts to upgrade corporate performance and operations, Dubai Customs launched “Masar Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Program” which is expected to help automate operational plans and KPI’s for all units in the Department.  The launch took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of ......read more

DWTC awarded by Dubai Municipality for continuous support of UAE Food Bank…

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses mental health on Universal Children's Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host 2nd India-UAE Strategic Conclave opening doors of next-level mutual growth ...…

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project…

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk…

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time…

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled…

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  ......read more

Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed…

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes workshop on blockchain technology in customs business…

Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia…

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 203,650 smart transactions during “Week without Service Centers”…

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of ......read more

Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items…

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.  This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in ......read more

October has been a very active and engaging month for Green Hope.…

We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's  Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With ......read more

Labour Awareness Training Now Mandatory for Employees in Select Professions in the Mainland…

31 October 2018; Dubai UAE:  New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).    This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ......read more

DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center…

31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dar Al Ber Society…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters. The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al ......read more

Sharjah Police launches a public auction in cooperation with Emirates Auction…

Sharjah, UAE, 30 October 2018:   The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East, announced the launch of a public auction for 56 distinguished vehicle number plates from category 3, which includes a 1 one-digit number plate, 4 two-digit number ......read more

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