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UAE Students Take Part in “Capture the Flag” Competition

Students in the UAE had the opportunity to participate in a cybersecurity competition, entitled “Capture The Flag!”. The competition aimed to uncover young cybersecurity talents in the UAE, and took place at the OPCDE_ conference on the 27th of April, 2017 in the Emirates Towers. The event was co-organised by Comae Technologies and CyberTalents with the support of the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) as a strategic partner. The competition supports the cyber security educational programs of academic institutions, to create career opportunities and reinforce innovative efforts to increase the number of graduates in this field. During the competition, contestants demonstrated their technical capabilities by simulating real life activities, networking and collaborating. Every team had a list of challenges in ......read more

ICC-UAE, ICC Secretary General Discuss Future Cooperation

-    Meeting focused on organisations’ roles in facilitating global trade and economic development -    ICC and Dubai Chamber to host ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission Meeting in Dubai May 17-18th   30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-UAE) recently hosted John Danilovich, Secretary General of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s head office for a meeting to discuss key areas of mutual cooperation. During the meeting, H.E. Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem, ICC-UAE Chairman, highlighted the organisation’s role in promoting the competitiveness of the UAE’s business community and achieving the ICC’s objectives of promoting and facilitating ......read more

ZonesCorp Launches the "Excellence Forum"

New initiative aims to host winners of the Abu Dhabi Excellence Award for those who received the Executive Council President Award in Government Performance  Abu Dhabi, UAE- 30th  April 2017: ZonesCorp has launched the Excellence Forum, an initiative in coordination with the Office of the Abu Dhabi Award program for Excellence in Government Performance. The initiative will see ZonesCorp host the winners of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance and share their professional experiences first hand with fellow government employees. HE Saeed Eisa Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp commented: "This forum is the first of its kind for government agencies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in terms of building direct communication between the winners of the award and ZonesCorp. The ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Unveils Accomplishments for 2016

•    AMAF Offers Financial Support to 33 Organizations in 2016 •    Satisfaction Levels Reach 95% •    Number of Waqf Units Increases to 1,872 Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it offered financial support to 33 local and international institutions and organizations during 2016. Furthermore, the Foundation expanded the number of endowment units it manages to 1,872 and executed endowment projects worth AED65.7 million, enhancing the status of Dubai and the UAE in the humanitarian and charity fields.  Announcing the 2016 results, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “Last year, we focused our efforts on growing endowment revenues, expanding the list of beneficiaries, and ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU with The Health Bank.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 April 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Health Bank with the aim to drive medical tourism in the region. The MoU was signed in the presence of Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qasimi. This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Dubai Health Experience, which is overseen and implemented by the DHA.  DXH was launched in April 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as a continuation of ‘Dubai, a Global Destination for Medical Tourism’ project.  DXH is a highly integrated programme that aims to promote Dubai as a global centre for the provision of medical tourism services with a target of attracting half a million international patients by ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Receives Prestigious 3G ‘Global Good Governance' Philanthropy Award

International accolade bestowed upon Royal Patron and Honorary President of Friends of Cancer Patients    27 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), was honored with the prestigious 3G ‘Global Good Governance’ Philanthropy Award. Receiving the international accolade in Philanthropy, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC, was bestowed in recognition of her charitable work in the UAE’s social services sector and for her generous initiatives to reduce the burden of cancer ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hosts Workshop for 21 Volunteers from Private Sector Companies Participating in ‘Engage Dubai' Program

  Initiative Articulates AMAF’s commitment to promoting volunteerism in Dubai Dubai-UAE: 27 April 2017 – As part of its continued efforts to enhance collaboration with the private sector and promote a culture of volunteerism, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a special workshop at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) for 21 representatives from 18 companies that are a part of ‘Engage Dubai’ – a program managed by Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business.  The workshop was headlined by Syed Atif Ali, Senior Executive-CSR, Dubai Chamber Centre for Responsible Business, Dr Sangeeta Sharma, Senior Executive-CSR, Dubai Chamber Centre for Responsible Business, Abdul Wahab Soufan, Director of salma Humanitarian Relief Program, Michelle ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone to European Market at Hannover Messe

Largest Industrial Global Gathering sees Massive interest in Newly Awarded Free Zone Area in KIZAD Dubai - UAE, 27 April 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), is participating in Hannover Messe Exhibition, the world's leading industrial fair, held in Germany, from 24-28 April, 2017 for the seventh consecutive year. This year, Abu Dhabi Ports chose this global platform to announce the largest free zone area in the Middle East, to the European market. A press conference was conducted on the first day where all participating Abu Dhabi Government entities were present and shared a business synopsis on each of their respective organizations with the attending media after which a question and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre Mainstreams Corporate Maturity Framework for Digital Services

Abu Dhabi, April 27, 2017 – The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of overseeing the ICT Agenda in Abu Dhabi, has mainstreamed the corporate maturity framework for digital services in the emirate. The framework is an integrated work system that enables government entities to assess and measure the level of maturity of their digital practices, and to update and develop their services. It compares the current practices in each entity with the best international standards in the sector in order to assess their entity’s performance, identify its readiness to manage and implement the digital transformation strategy, and flag areas of potential improvement that can enhance their ability to provide high-quality digital services. By circulating this framework, the Centre seeks to ......read more

Emirates Post Group Activates Harvard Business Review Arabia's “Knowledge Portal”

Dubai, April 26, 2017: Emirates Post Group (EPG) has signed an agreement with Harvard Business Review Arabia (HBRA) to use the latter’s “Knowledge portal” service to enable the Group’s employees to read HBR’s most important articles and videos produced by experts. “This agreement is an extension of our constant pursuit of innovation in our work and management, as well as developing the ways in which information is presented to the Group’s employees,” said EPG’s Chief Innovation Officer Ahmed Al Badi. “This step reflects our commitment to following the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who stressed during ‘The World Government Summit’ that we have to develop government ......read more

1001 Titles Launches Consultancy Service for Publishers

Aims to establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE Event announced on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, April 24, 2017 The ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has launched a consultancy service for publishers on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The new service from the Sharjah-based initiative that aims to publish 1001 Arabic book titles will provide UAE-based Emirati and Arab publishing houses with consultancy and support, as well as establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE. Launched in collaboration with DEAIFIS Advocates & Legal Consultants (DEAIFIS), the new service will deliver a package of premium consultancy services, most notably drafting and reviewing contracts between authors ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Bans Import of Vegetables, Fruits from Select Countries

Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen must produce certificates of analysis of pesticide residues for produce not already on list by May 15 Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has banned imports of certain vegetables and fruits from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017 as those products have been found to contain pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits. The counties that will be impacted by the ban include Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.  The maximum permitted levels of pesticide residues in foods are stipulated by regulatory bodies in the UAE. Exposure of the general population to such residues most commonly occurs through the consumption of treated food sources. Many of these residual chemicals, especially derivatives of chlorinated ......read more

Dubai Land Department Launches Its Annual ‘Why Do We Keep It?' Campaign

This year's campaign is gaining momentum to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the ninth edition of its annual charity campaign – ‘Why Do We Keep It?’ – will run for five days from 7th to 11th May 2017 in cooperation with the Dubai Charity Association and the Youth Sports Club. The campaign encourages Dubai government employees, relevant stakeholders, public and private school students, and the public to donate items they no longer need for a good cause.  Thanks to its proactive and forward-thinking organisation of the campaign, DLD has secured the support of over 80 stakeholders for this year’s edition, including government agencies, private companies and schools ......read more

Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi: Sharjah Biennial at the Heart of Region's Cultural, Artistic Movement

REGION’S MOST POPULAR ART FESTIVAL NOW BOASTS AN INSTITUTIONAL  FRAMEWORK AND SHOWCASES BEST OF INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 24, 2017 – HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Art Foundation, has described Sharjah Biennial as an essential part of the artistic and cultural movement in the region. “Sharjah Biennial has grown as a manifestation of collective experience and interaction in harmony with the changes and developments in the art scene in the region since 1993, providing a unified vision of the experiences and approaches by artists at the Arab and international levels, in terms of style and forms,” she said.     Explaining the spectacular success and popularity of the Sharjah Biennial, being held from March 10 to June ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Signs Certificates of Origin International Recognition Agreement

Aims at Enhancing Sharjah Exports Sharjah, 23 April 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its capacity as the representative of the International Certificates of Origin Council, according to which CoOs issued by Sharjah Chamber will be awarded international recognition. The agreement aims to allow scaling of international commercial exchange, facilitating investments, and allowing national products to enter international markets. The agreement was signed at Dubai Chamber by His Excellency Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri, Director- General of SCCI, and Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib, Senior Director of Commercial Services Sector at Dubai Chamber, and Deputy Chair of the International Country of Origin Accreditation Committee of the ICC World Chamber Federation. The ......read more

The opening of the tenth Autism Week at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The tenth Autism Week is held at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi In collaboration with Emirates Center for Autism and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry  22 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the community mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Emirates Autism Center to host its tenth Autism Week, from 20th-24th. The aim of the interactive five-day children’s festival is to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, which currently affects 1 in 68 children worldwide. Therefore, to ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes Third and Final UNESCO Workshop and Announces Immediate Work on Inventorying

Dubai, 20 April, 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has concluded its third and final workshop in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the framework of the ‘2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)’. Right after culmination of workshop, the CEO of HHC, H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, announced putting into action immediate work plans on inventorying the country’s elements of intangible cultural heritage in collaboration with the respective local communities. The 5-day workshop was held from 16 to 20 April 2017 at the JW Mariott Marquis in Dubai. The third UNESCO workshop titled “Developing Safeguarding Plans for Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Dubai” was attended by 20 ......read more

Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre Welcomes Senior Delegation from Chechen Republic

•    Chairman of Vnesheconombank leads delegation on visit to gain understanding of DIFC structure  •    Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar in attendance  •    Visit explores ways to strengthen relations between UAE and Chechen Republic  Dubai-UAE: 20 April 2017 – His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), welcomed a senior delegation yesterday from the Chechen Republic led by Gorkov Sergey Nikolaevich, Chairman of Vnesheconombank, the Russian state-owned development bank. His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, was also in attendance. The objective of the Chechen delegation’s trip to Dubai was to explore ways to enhance bilateral relations between ......read more

Dubai Municipality Opens First UAE Foodbank Branch

Over 96 hotels and 240 food shops across the UAE sign on Dubai, UAE: 19 April, 2017 The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees said, “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement of the UAE Foodbank initiative in January. The site is equipped with all the necessary technical and logistical amenities to provide support and sport the launch of the foodbank’s operations.”  Sheikha Hind praised the effort put into ensuring the success of the UAE Foodbank, and into reflecting UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Inaugurates 18th Annual Regional Audit Conference

Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Technological transformation to change the future of internal auditing More than 700 internal auditing professionals, decision-makers participate in the conference  ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association is playing a key role in facilitating education of internal auditors in our country by offering an invaluable training and education to its almost 2,000 members and working effectively to increasing the number of Emirati auditors.  These words came from His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who inaugurated the 18th Annual Regional Conference, organised by the UAE IAA in Abu Dhabi today. His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan said: “Our great leader His Highness the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts High-Level Delegation from Azerbaijan

- Visiting delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Economy H.E. Sahil Babayev -Meeting focused on enhancing economic cooperation and potential to expand trade ties in agriculture, retail, logistics, transport and tourism sectors 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level delegation from Azerbaijan on Wednesday (April 19th) at its head office, which was led by H.E. Sahil Babayev, the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy. The visiting delegation, which included 28 representatives from the country’s public and private sectors, was received by H.E. Majid Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and H.E. Mohammed Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs for the UAE Ministry of Economy. Delegates met with H.E. Al Shamsi, H.E. Al Shehhi, and a group ......read more

Empower Awards AED 62million New Contracts in the First Quarter of 2017

“This is another important milestone in reinforcing our presence and progress. These contracts will further support our commitment to increase environmental efficiency,” says H.E Bin Shafar. Dubai, UAE, April 19 2017:Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts valued at AED 62million in the first quarter of the year. According to Empower, the main reason behind the increase in the number as well as the value of contracts is the customers’ growing trust in the district cooling service, in terms of its efficiency compared to conventional cooling services. The company recently announced that the number of its customers has increased to reach 65,000 at the end of 2016. Empower underscored that the number ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts Workshop on Legal Aspects of UAE Residency

- Workshop aimed to raise awareness about key legal and practical matters related to UAE residency and employment  - Discussions covered a variety of topics, including short and long-term visit and employment permits, business travel, residency compliance, and residency violations 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a one-day legal workshop on Tuesday (April 18th) at its head office in cooperation with Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP and Fragomen (UAE) LLC to provide local businesses and employers with more clarity on key legal and practical aspects related to UAE residency. Entitled ‘Key Legal & Practical Aspects of UAE Residency’, the workshop was attended by Dubai Chamber Members, Legal Experts, Human Resources Professionals, Business Owners, General Managers, ......read more

Enviroserve UAE to Set up World's Largest Integrated Electronics, Waste Recycling Plant at Dubai Industrial Park

•    Swiss Government Export Finance Agency backs one of the largest foreign direct environment investments in UAE •    AED120 million e-waste recycling facility with 39,000 tons processing capacity to span 228,000 square feet •    Region’s first renewable energy-powered recycling facility with zero air, liquid emissions Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Enviroserve UAE, a global leader in the delivery of niche waste and environmental solutions, has signed an agreement with Dubai Wholesale City for the construction of a 228,000 sq ft electronics and specialized waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park, the dedicated industrial hub within Dubai Wholesale City.  The signatories included Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, and ......read more

Dubai Customs signs cooperation agreement with BUiD, and unleashes innovation

Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2017:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the innovation policies and programs adopted at Dubai Customs are based on the national innovation strategy and the strategic development plans. 97% client happiness, 89% supplier happiness, and 90% partner happiness were the fruits of adopting these plans and programs.  During his participation in an event organized by Dubai Customs under the theme “Unleash Innovation” Musabih reaffirmed the Department’s commitment of providing a positive workplace conducive to innovation.  He added:” Our innovations have raised Dubai Customs’ profile as a leading customs administration. We were accredited by the Global Innovation Institute thanks to 11 unprecedented innovations the Department has put forth. ......read more

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Ajman confident in reinforcing its position in the Middle East's real estate investment map…

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Dubai Electronic Security Center partners with Comae Technologies to Deliver OPCDE…

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Dubai Chamber opens eighth representative office in Brazil…

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