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Dubai Customs delegation visits MBR Space Center

Dubai – 22 September 2019:  A delegation from Dubai Customs paid a field visit to The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MDRSC) where they were introduced to the space center’s various services, projects and achievements, and discussed how Dubai Customs can benefit from these services.  Dubai Customs presented the MBRSC with a painting depicting KhalifaSat as the UAE is set to send off its first Emirati astronaut for a historic mission aboard the International Space Station this September 25th.   Walid Eissa bin Darwish, Senior Manager of Al Maktoum Airport Customs Centers, headed the delegation alongside a team of DC officers. They learned about the MBRSC’s projects, including the Emirates Mars Mission “Hope Probe”, the UAE Astronaut Program, the Integrated Satellites Building ......read more

Zayed Water Donates 100% of its Profits to Emirates Red Crescent to Fund 12 Water Wells in 7 Countries

September 22, 2019 – Dubai, UAE Zayed Water, United Arab Emirates’ socially responsible, ethical water brand, inspired by the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has donated 100% of its profits to Emirates Red Crescent, to fund 12 water wells in 7 countries: Sierra Leone, Niger, Togo, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The donation was made at an event held at the Emirates Red Crescent office in Dubai, attended by representatives from the Sierra Leone embassy in the UAE, Al Ihsan Charity Association, the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, and corporate collaborators like Agility, Posta Plus and National Beverages.  “The donation made today is the very first that we have made to Emirates Red Crescent, since sales of Zayed Water was launched five ......read more

Organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme in Dubai 6-8 October

More than 20 Arab Ministers participate in the Third Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development September 22, Dubai, UAE - Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates Hosts the Third Arab Forum for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (AMFHUDIII) in cooperation with the Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction of the Arab League and with the participation and attendance of more than 20 Arab ministers, high-level executives and key stakeholders, from the private and public sector, it will be the largest Arab gathering dedicated to tackle the challenges and shape the future of housing and urban development.   The Ministerial Forum, organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure ......read more

Dubai Land Department strategic partner of Cityscape Global 2019

DLD supports government directives to highlight Dubai’s position and place it among the leading and most distinguished investment destinations   Dubai, UAE, 21 September 2019:  As part of its efforts to strengthen Dubai’s position, and place it among the leading and most distinguished investment destinations, Dubai Land Department (DLD) entered a strategic partnership with the current edition of Cityscape Global 2019 that will take place 25 – 27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre under the theme ‘Adapting to Change: Charting a Course in an Era of Transformation.’ During this prestigious global event, DLD is well prepared to receive visitors at its stand H1A10 in hall 1.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “Our strategic partnership with this ......read more

Why women are critical to global green economy movement

Habiba Al Mar’ashi, Co-Founder & Chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 21, 2019:    Transitioning to a green economy to achieve sustainable development is a tall order that requires consistent cooperation of every segment of society. As the complex but interconnected issues of social inequality, environmental degradation, and economic instability remain a major threat to progress and quality living, each and everyone has a role to play to fast-track the green economy movement worldwide.   Under this perspective, it is clear that women are a core player in this all-encompassing crusade to build a sustainable future for all. As active contributors to the economy and society as a whole, women are crucial to ensuring the growth of a green ......read more

UAE Date Palm Trees Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Satellite imagery is proving crucial in helping the environment, according to researchers at the United Arab Emirates University. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 17, 2019:   Dr Salem Issa, Principal Investigator of the “Geospatial Modelling For Carbon Sequestration In Palm-Tree Plantations: A Case Study From Abu Dhabi ” project, and associate professor of Remote Sensing and GIS (Geographical Information Systems), kicked off his research in the field in 2017 with his research team including a PhD student. The major project, due to complete at the end of next year, focuses on using satellite imagery to estimate the amount of carbon sequestration in data palms, in accordance with government policies, in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and carbon footprint in the UAE.  “This space ......read more

Ministry of Health launches updated Hypertension Guide for 2019

The guide to enhance the efficiency of healthcare providers and reduce mortality rate Prevalence of hypertension in the country records 28.8% according to the National Health Survey 2018 The Ministry updates the guideline every 4 years to comply with international standards 53 non-communicable diseases clinics opened, including clinics for high blood pressure    Dubai, 16 September 2019   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the updated version of the Hypertension Guideline 2019 to build capacity of healthcare providers and deliver the best preventive and therapeutic services for patients with hypertension.    The Hypertension Guideline 2019, which was updated as per the 2018 ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of arterial Hypertension, aims to increase the ......read more

Dubai FDI delegation promotes Dubai in Denver

Partnerships in Research and education to focus on food security and sustainability Strategic meetings to boost aviation through “Emirates Airlines”   15 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, held a seminar to promote the Dubai Advantage and showcase the investment opportunities and facilities provided in Dubai to US investors, the seminar was followed by a series of strategic meetings with key companies in Denver, Colorado, the second leg of its weeklong journey in the United States which started on September 7, 2019 from Houston. The mission comes in line with Dubai Government’s Global Investment Mission Program, following the steady growth of FDI inflows from the US to Dubai.      The Global Investment ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Explores Means of Enhancing Investment Cooperation with Tajikistan Chamber

September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan, prospects for joint cooperation and increased trade exchange, and the opportunities for economic partnerships with the business communities in Sharjah and Tajikistan in a number of important sectors on both sides. This came during the meeting hosted by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI’s Second Vice Chairman, HE Dzumakhonzoda Dzamshed Dzurakhon, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, along with HE  Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, and HE Bahodur Sharifi Mahmudzoda, the Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United Arab ......read more

A team of scientists including NYUAD faculty Shady Amin awarded Major National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant

This grant comes as part of a multi-institutional proposal that seeks to study harmful algal blooms off the Florida coast's Gulf of Mexico Abu Dhabi, September 11, 2019:   A team of scientists including NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin has been awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant worth USD 4,999,505. This grant will fund a five-year study to examine the roles various physical and biological factors play in intensifying and prolonging harmful algal blooms that occur annually off the Florida coast’s Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the processes that lead to bloom termination. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are phenomena that are increasingly observed in coastal waters throughout the world and are caused by the rapid growth of certain species of microscopic ......read more

Emirates Water Electricity Company and ACWA Power Finalise AED 3.27 Billion Deal for the World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Desalination Project

Abu Dhabi, 11 September, 2019 – Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has signed a water purchase agreement, with ACWA Power, a leading Saudi-based developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants. The deal will enable the development of over 900,000 cubic meters per day desalination facility in Taweelah – sufficient to meet the demand of water for over 350,000 households. Approximately 45 KM north of Abu Dhabi city, the project will use reverse osmosis technology to desalinate seawater and will be one of the largest, most cost and energy efficient plants in the world. The new Taweelah reverse osmosis desalination plant sets new benchmarks for its size, efficiency and ......read more

Qudwa 2019 to host over 40 Speakers in its Third Edition

  His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, among speakers of the event Qudwa 2019 to facilitate dialogue between decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi has announced speakers to be hosted at Qudwa 2019. Headlining the Forum, His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education will express the significance of Qudwa as a platform that facilitates dialogue between teachers and decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching. The third edition ......read more

World Green Economy Summit will highlight the role of Innovation to accelerate the transition to a green economy

International experts in environment and green technology to take part in discussions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 September 2019: The sixth edition of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019 will discuss innovation as well as the key achievements realised by the UAE to push forward the journey in transforming to a green economy. The summit will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy’ on October 20th and 21st at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in sync with the 21st edition of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the fourth edition of Dubai Solar Show and the sixth edition of the Green Week. The Summit ......read more

CNN meets the Brazilian tribe fighting to save the Amazon

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:    Brazil's National Institute for Space Research has reported over 80,000 fires in the country as of Sunday night, with more than half of these in the Amazon region. This coupled with an 85% increase in deforestation this year compared to last, and a rate of deforestation at one and a half football pitches a minute, is threatening the future of the world’s largest tropical rainforest.   In an exclusive report CNN’s Isa Soares travels to the Brazilian Amazon to meet with the Waiapi tribe, an indigenous people who have lived in the rainforest for decades, protecting the lands and their sustainable way of life.   These indigenous lands had initially been protected by law, but Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is now looking to change that, by ......read more

Quote from Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime On Emirati Women's D

UAE, 27 August 2019:   “Emirati women play a pivotal role in local and global societies, thanks in part to the strong support provided by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who enabled women to play active roles in the UAE’s development and progress. Today, Emirati women retain  the support and confidence of the wise leadership, led by the vision of H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; his brother H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE 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; and Rulers of the UAE. By the efforts of our beloved country, the UAE has been building a safe and conducive environment where women can ......read more

Emirati Adventurer to Scale Highest Mountain in Europe to Raise Funds for Young Cancer Patients

Khalifa Al Mazroui collaborates with Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) on his ‘Hope Mountain’ initiative Sharjah, August 25, 2019:  Renowned Emirati adventurer Khalifa Al Mazroui announced his new initiative ‘Hope Mountain’, in collaboration with the UAE-based charity organization, Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), at a press conference held at Al Bait Hotel, Sharjah, yesterday. The Hope Mountain project involves a mountaineering expedition Al Mazroui will undertake to Mount Elbrus in Russia from September 3 – 29, 2019, to raise funds for young cancer patients.   Al Mazroui said he will raise the UAE flag on the Elbrus peak along with the FOCP flag that highlights the logo and a painting by “Abu Shehab”, a child with leukemia. The FOCP supports the initiative as part of ......read more

Qudwa commences its third edition on the 5th of October

• Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces • Under the theme of “Teaching For Global Competence”, Qudwa aims to strengthen UAE’s teachers skills              25 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announces the third edition of Qudwa, to be held on 5 and 6 October 2019 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.    Qudwa is a platform for teachers, by teachers that aims to elevate the teaching profession in the UAE by educating on ......read more

Emirates Post issues a commemorative stamp to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:  To mark the 150th  anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Ghandi on 2 October, Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to honour the life and times of India’s most influential leader.   Ghandi played a crucial role in the development of India and notably led the country to independence through non-violent protest. Commonly referred to as the ‘Father of India’, Ghandi is revered by many for his efforts to unite people, regardless of race or religion.  Commenting on the special issuance, HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “As we approach the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday, Emirates Post is issuing a stamp as a celebration of the values Ghandi embodied and upheld during ......read more

Dubai Cares teams up with ENOC to get 10,000 children from low-income families across the UAE ready for the new academic year

• More than 300 volunteers took part in the local Back to School edition of Volunteer Emirates • School kits will be distributed to 10,000 children from low income families aged 5 to 17 across the UAE   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, successfully completed today its local Back to School edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019. The popular initiative, which was sponsored by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and took place at the Dubai Police Officers Club, brought together more than 300 volunteers from the UAE community to pack school kits that will be distributed to 10,000 orphans and children from low income families aged 5 to 17.   This year, the distribution of the school kits will be carried out in ......read more

Ma'an Rolls Out New Program to Get Abu Dhabi Community Involved in Making a Social Impact

Abu Dhabi, 22 August 2019:   A new initiative to engage the Abu Dhabi community with solving social challenges has been launched today by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. Rolling out from September, Ma’an’s Community Engagement Program –provide individuals, government entities, companies and not-for-profit associations, with strategic direction on how people can contribute to social causes. Forming a key pillar of the Authority’s mandate, Ma’an will work to offer more meaningful volunteering opportunities that directly address the social needs and priorities of the Capital. Key groups that Community Engagement Program aims to support include people of determination, seniors, children, women and vulnerable groups. Marking World Senior Citizen’s Day, Her ......read more

the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Launches New Artist-in-residence Program

• The Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its Artist-in-Residence program and is accepting proposals for its first cohort until August 31st, 2019 • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant submissions deadline has been extended until August 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee has extended the deadline for digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until August 31st, 2019    Ras Al Khaimah, August 18, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its new Artist-in-Residence program and has issued an extended call for submissions for two of its other arts and culture initiatives: the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival and the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant. These opportunities ......read more

Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers

August 8th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  The spirit of sacrifice, generosity and the desire to bring a smile on the faces of the less privileged came to the fore as the young children of British Orchard Nursery put together almost 200 Eid packages for labourers in Dubai. The packages which were distributed to construction workers included calling cards for international dialling, caps to protect from the sun, hygiene products like shaving creams and deodorants, fruits, dates, water, juices and laban.  Labourers were particularly happy to receive calling cards which gives them a great opportunity to call their families back home on the occasion of Eid al Adha.  “Living away from families on a joyous occasion like Eid can be quite difficult. The Eid gifts were little tokens from the BON children to appreciate the hard ......read more

An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter

37,906 Fatwa issued by IACAD during the second quarter of 2019 Dubai, 8 August, 2019:  The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) issued 37,906 oral Fatwa through Ifta department of IACAD during the second quarter of 2019. As many as 171 visitors wishing to obtain Fatwa on various subjects were received, and a special team of 16 muftis (males and females) answered questions about various religious, jurisprudential and Sharia topics.  The data issued by the Ifta department for the second quarter of 2019 indicates that 12,831 questions were raised, accounting for about 34% of the total queries. The number of questions on general matters reached 6,314, which is 16.6% of the total, while queries related to Dunya issues (day-to-day operations) reached 5,040, accounting for 13.2% of the ......read more

DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt

Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to enhance the relationship and cooperation between both institutions and facilitate the performance of their respective supervisory tasks and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, combatting financial crime, conducting consolidated supervision of common firms and discussing crisis management. The MoU was signed by Mr Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, in Dubai on 28 July 2019 and by H. E. Tarek Amer, Governor of the CBE, in Egypt.  Bryan Stirewalt said: “We are honoured to be working hand in hand with the Central Bank of Egypt. This MoU will enhance the cooperation and relationship ......read more

SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspirations in the Emirate of Sharjah

Sharjah, 7 August 2019: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) held recently at its headquarters a coordination meeting with the Sharjah Police with the participation of representatives from a number of local departments.  The meeting aimed to discuss the launch of a number of community initiatives, as well as to strengthen the constant cooperation between the SCCI and the Sharjah Police.  This would help contribute to integrating the concerted efforts to realize the economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the relentless pursuit of serving the society in general and the business community in particular. Present at the meeting were Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the ......read more

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Dubai Customs foils smuggling 274,000 captagon pills…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    Dubai Customs foiled a drug smuggling attempt in which the smugglers concealed the drugs in the fuel tank of their vessel. They thought inspectors will not search in that hot spot of the vessel near the engine which can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius.  The confused dhow captain aroused the suspections of the inspectors who ......read more

Dubai Cares supports research to develop a learning framework that safeguards continuous quality ...…

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Ahmad Al Abdulla Supports ‘Eid in Your Home' Initiative by DLD to Facilitate Release of 22 ...…

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MoHAP Reveals its Plans for Providing Best Medical Services for Pilgrims During Hajj Season…

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Deadline Extended for Applications for 3rd Edition of Futurism Programme…

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RAKEZ clients enjoy exclusive banking benefits with Mashreq…

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Business as usual as Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre undergoes refurbishment…

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Climate Innovation Starts in Dubai…

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MoHAP Holds Workshop for its Staff on Emergency Response and Crisis Management…

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Dubai Customs announces achievements in 2Q 2019…

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Statement in response to media feedback on classification of the UAE among the developed countries ...…

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More than 90,000 beneficiaries of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture programs in ...…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils Details of August Schedule for Visiting Consultants Program…

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DLD launches integrated system for real estate governance…

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DLD releases prisoners of rental cases through the ‘Eid in your home' initiative…

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Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Call for Future Career Forum Presenters and Exhibitors…

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