• EU Ambassadors joined by EAD officials and youth in a visit to Jubail Mangrove Park to highlight the role of mangroves in mitigating climate change
UAE, Abu Dhabi, 28 March 2023, The EU Ambassador to the UAE, HE Andrea Matteo Fontana, and a delegation of Ambassadors and representatives from 16 EU member states visited Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi on Monday to take a stand against climate change by planting mangroves and raising awareness about the importance of these ecosystems.
The visit was organised by the EU Delegation to the UAE to highlight the crucial role of mangroves as a nature-based solution for mitigating climate change and support the UAE's ambitious initiative to plant 100 million mangroves by 2030. Additionally, the visit contributes to the efforts of the UAE led Mangrove ......read more
28 March 2023, UAE, Dubai – Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), launched Ramadan Campaign to distribute around 80,000 meals to the needy in UAE and Lebanon during the Holy month of Ramadan.
The campaign started with the distributing more than 15,000 food rations to the needy and poor across Lebanon. In the UAE, 7,500 food rations will be distributed during the Holy month of Ramadan to a labour camp in Dubai. An iftar tent was set up in the Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque and Center (AFMC) where 60,000 meals will be distributed during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Khalaf Al Habtoor said: "The Ramadan charity campaign is part of a series of corporate social responsibility initiatives carried out by Al Habtoor Group to help the needy families meet their basic needs and draw a smile on ......read more
The Big Heart Foundation’s Zakat Appeal seeks to create sustainable impact by implementing humanitarian and development projects in shelter, healthcare and education
Mariam Al Hammadi: The campaign seeks to foster hope for a better tomorrow, not only for refugees and vulnerable people but for all of us
Sharjah, March 28, 2023
The UAE non-profit, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), is reinforcing efforts to extend both emergency response and developmental support to under-resourced communities with ‘Enlighten their Future’, a Zakat Appeal campaign designed to coalesce community's support through charitable donations throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
The global humanitarian organisation, which has been serving millions of refugees, internally displaced people, and others in need for over a decade, ......read more
• McDonald’s UAE is putting a fun twist on its annual Ramadan program by launching The Cards for Good, a pack of playing cards priced at AED 5 designed to encourage acts of good, boost family fun, and enables you to live the child within
• One hundred percent of the proceeds from the cards will go towards supporting Emirates Red Crescent, of which McDonald’s UAE has been a longstanding partner
• The Quick Service Restaurant raising a total of more than AED 1.5 million over the past 5 years for Emirates Red Crescent, with more than AED 310,00 raised in 2022 alone
DUBAI, UAE – 28 March 2023: This Ramadan, McDonald's UAE is bringing the spirit of the Holy Month to life across its annual Ramadan program with Emirates Red Crescent by launching The Cards for Good – a deck ......read more
Manual baggage inspection time reduced from 7 minutes to 90 seconds using latest technologies
Dubai – 27 March 2023: Ahmed Mahboub Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, emphasized the importance of facilitating the movement of travelers arriving in the UAE through Dubai airports, which gives a distinctive impression that Dubai is the capital of global tourism and a haven for tourists. He also highlighted how the innovative customs procedures of Dubai Customs support Dubai International Airport's plans to maintain its leading and prestigious position as the busiest international airport, relying on modern technologies and artificial intelligence features that the government department has invested in over the past years.
One of the services that the government ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2023: “The Month of Reading is a national and knowledge occasion in the UAE, which contributes to building a scientifically and culturally cohesive society with advanced levels of knowledge closely related to reading as part of the country’s knowledge development process. Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the initiative is a reflection of the vision of the nation’s wise leadership and was launched with an aim to consolidate and develop knowledge and create a model society that is capable of guiding the journey of growth and development.
The key purpose of National Reading Month is to enhance ......read more
Dubai, 27 March, 2023: Popular community supermarket brand Choithrams announces “Double Blessings,” an annual campaign supporting Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and UAE Food Bank, the first food bank in the country.
In its second year, the ‘Double Blessings’ Ramadan campaign is expected to bring the community together in Dubai and the Northern Emirates as well as Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the spirit of giving for four weeks between March 20 to April 13, 2023.
At Choithrams retail and online stores as well as on popular delivery will be able to purchase ready-to eat meals for AED 10 and boxes of essential rations for AED 20, to be donated to UAE Food Bank. Additionally, proceeds from the sale will be ......read more
Dubai – 26 March 2023: The Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council (DCCC) has commended the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, a visionary plan that encompasses 100 transformative projects with ambitious economic targets. These goals seek to double Dubai's economy by 2033 and establish the city as one of the top three global economic powerhouses. The council's first meeting in 2023 emphasized the importance of constructive collaboration between the public and private sectors to achieve these objectives.
Members of the council from various business and trading groups stressed that the Dubai Economic Agenda represents a new era of economic and commercial growth built on innovation, knowledge, and cutting-edge technology. The initial set of transformative projects includes doubling Dubai's foreign trade volume and adding 400 ......read more
Dubai, March 24, 2023: Dubai Municipality organised an environmental event under the title ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’, to commemorate World Water Day at Al Mamzar Corniche beach. The event was in line with the framework of the Municipality’s efforts to foster the attractiveness of the Emirate of Dubai and boost its efforts in accelerating environmental sustainability by conserving natural resources, assets and property for the present and future generations, further delivering best services and ensuring high quality of life for residents and visitors.
The event witnessed the participation of a group of school students from Dubai, who exhibited a giant whale with a dimension of 17.8 meters length, 6.5 meters width, and 8 meters height, which was built using recycled plastic bags and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; March 24, 2023: Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation to promote collaboration in scientific and cultural fields, address common cultural areas across society, and enrich the intellectual movement with all its components.
The partnership was formalised in a signing ceremony by Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Mazrooei, Board Member of Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation, and Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Executive Director of the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation.
“Driven by a core belief that culture is the spirit of the nation and the backbone of its cohesion and civilization, MBRL attaches great importance to promoting joint cooperation between local and regional cultural institutions. We proceed from our role ......read more
Celebrate Ramadan and Help Fill the Fridges of Those in Need with LG
DUBAI, March 23, 2023 – In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, LG Electronics (LG) launched “Life is Full with LG InstaView” campaign which aims to support individuals and families in need. As part of the campaign, LG is inviting people to play an online game where the results submitted will contribute to the donation LG will be making to UAE Food Bank to provide Iftar meals for those in need. As a token of appreciation for their involvement, participants will also have a chance to win an LG InstaView refrigerator. This campaign is an effort to make a difference and help those who need help at this auspicious time of year.
LG InstaView refrigerator, with a sleek mirrored glass panel that illuminates with two knocks, provides a clear ......read more
H.E. Al-Mansoori: At MOEI, we have consistently ensured that our objective of developing and strengthening alternative economic components to the oil sector is aligned with the country’s ambitious goals and programmes
H.E. Eng. Al Malek: We want to build on our accomplishments to not only help the maritime sector progress, but also enable the country to transform into a sustainable, diversified, and integrated economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd March 2023: Reaffirming its active role in strengthening the UAE’s global leadership in the maritime sector and cementing its dominant position as a key trade hub, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) won the “Excellence In Governance - Maritime” award at ShipTek International Maritime Awards 2023. This recognition emphasises the ......read more
Aid includes supply of essential medicines including anti-inflammatories, analgesics, antiseptics, sanitisers, food supplements and anti-infectives
Dubai, UAE, 21st March 2023: In line with the ongoing rescuing efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake, Globalpharma, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments and a leading generics partner in the region, has reached out to the victims across Turkey and Syria, with supply of more than 144,000 packs of generic medicines including anti-inflammatories, analgesics, antiseptics, sanitisers, food supplements and anti-infectives. Reiterating solidarity during these crucial times and supporting with needful aid as part of an effort to help mitigate the effects of the quake, Globalpharma has shipped the medical supplies in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent.
“As a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2023: Dubai Municipality concluded the second edition of Farmers’ Souq Initiative with a total of 33,921 visitors. The event, which was organised at the Nakheel Park between November 19, 2022, and March 18, 2023, served as an agricultural and investment platform that brought together all the Emirati farmers under one roof to sell locally produced farm products directly to consumers. Through this initiative, Dubai Municipality aimed to boost customers’ trust and confidence in local agricultural products as well as draw attention to the development achieved by the local agricultural sector.
Ahmed Al Zarooni, Director of the Department of Public Parks and Recreational Facilities in Dubai Municipality, highlighted the crucial role of Emirati farmers and small and medium-enterprise owners (SMEs) in ......read more
Dubai, 20 March 2023: On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we would like to express our profound gratitude to all mothers around the world as well as in our country, for their invaluable contributions to their families, societies, and nations. Mothers are a symbol of generosity and nobility, and we deeply appreciate their hard work and sacrifices. This occasion emphasises the crucial role that mothers have in the progress of nations, as they serve as the cornerstone of strong households, which are the building blocks of robust communities.
On this special occasion, we celebrate the vital roles of our Emirati mothers in instilling good values and raising our future generations, as well as their significant efforts towards the development and prosperity of our nation. On this occasion, the Supreme Legislation Committee in the ......read more
HE Sarah Al Amiri discusses working together in R&D, the energy transition and ensuring legislation keeps up with technological development
Ministers discuss financing for R&D and the importance of advanced technology in industrial sectors
Abu Dhabi, UAE. 19 March 2023 – Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, discussed during an official visit to the Republic of Serbia ways to enhance cooperation between the two nations.
During the visit, she discussed cooperation in areas such as research and development (R&D), advanced technology, sustainability, food technology, developing tools to finance research, innovation, the energy transition, and developing legislation to help accelerate the growth of technology globally. Discussions also ......read more
Dubai – 19 March 2023: To commemorate the International Day of Happiness, His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, recently hosted a ceremony to honor departments with the highest employee happiness levels. The honored departments were determined by a 2022 study conducted by the Dubai Executive Council, with the aim of promoting joy in the workplace. Moreover, departments and customs centers that excelled in the trust index for providing an excellent workplace environment were also recognized with the prestigious "Flag of Happiness" award. The event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Dhirar Belhoul Al-Falasi, Member of the Federal National Council, Executive Director of Watani Al-Emarat Foundation, as well as executive ......read more
Dubai, UAE – March 17, 2023: Celebrating the World Poetry Day on March 21st, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) is partnering with Hudhud Publishing & Distribution and the Embassy of Spain in the UAE to organise the “The Arabic & Spanish Poem” poetry event next Tuesday. The upcoming event will be presented by Emirati poet Ali Saif Al Shaali, Founder and Director of Hudhud Publishing & Distribution and vice chairman of the board of the Emirates Writers Union, along with the Spanish poet Manuel Ruiz Amezcua, the “Poet of ideas”, and described as a “realistic, social poet”, is a writer and teacher of literature in Paisia secondary schools, and other institutions in Gian, Granada.
MBRL invites poetry and literature enthusiasts to attend the event, which addresses the shared ......read more
New shelter could cut 19,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually
Dubai, UAE. 16 March 2023: Refugees fleeing disaster zones could soon be living in temporary shelters made from 100% recycled materials, which will not only prove safer and more durable than tents but also help to reduce plastic waste.
University of Birmingham sustainable engineering experts in the School of Engineering have worked with UK-based company Suscons over the last 18 months to develop a new type of emergency relief shelter (ERS) - the Suscons ERS Transitional Shelter, which was displayed at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) Conference & Exhibition this week.
Meeting all UNHCR requirements, the four-person shelter is delivered as a flat-pack in standard ISO freight containers. It can be quickly ......read more
Minister of Health: Supporting joint Arab action in the health field, in line with the UAE’s directives
Dubai, March 15, 2023: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), led the UAE delegation to Algeria for the 58th regular session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health, which took place on March 13–14.
The ministry’s participation aimed to coordinate and unite efforts in the healthcare sector among member states, strengthen collaboration to address challenges, enhance the effectiveness of health systems across different countries, and facilitate access to top-notch healthcare services.
Highlighting the UAE's commitment to playing a significant and influential role in promoting Arab endeavors, Al Owais emphasized that the ......read more
Dubai – 15 March 2023: In 2022, Dubai Customs’ Terminal 2 Customs Center handled a whopping 5.535 million bags and made 166 seizures in 2022. His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs and CEO of the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, led a nighttime tour of Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport's customs center. The purpose of the visit was to improve the readiness of customs centers and promote the growth of tourism and travel in Dubai. The Department's leadership team accompanied him on the tour. There, he was welcomed by Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department, and Falah Khalil Al Samak, Senior Manager of Terminal 2 Operations, who gave him a rundown of the center's operations and the constant improvement of customs services and facilities offered ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 March 2023: Procter & Gamble (P&G) today accelerated its commitment to environmental sustainability at a tree planting activity attended by more than 75 employees at the P&G Dubai Mangrove Forest in Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary. The event is the latest in a series of innovative ecological initiatives as part of P&G’s Forest for Good initiative in line with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan which aims to expand green spaces to enhance the population’s well-being.
Himani Maharshi, HR Head, Middle East, Global Entrepreneur Markets & Sub-Sahara Africa at P&G said: “We are excited to participate in a tree planting event as a team and help bring nature back to life. P&G has undertaken multiple initiatives to help protect, improve and restore nature around ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 15 March 2023: Dubai Municipality is preparing to launch the Hatta Souq event on 17th March, which is the first of its kind in the region, with the aim of supporting and encouraging Hatta's merchants and small entrepreneurs and displaying their products, strengthening the Souq's position and increasing the attraction of visitors and demand for the area, which contains many natural places and recreational activities. . The event will continue until 24th March, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The Municipality indicated that the event constitutes a supportive step to activate the Hatta Souq and promote its economic and investment prospects by assisting Hatta's investors, merchants, and small entrepreneurs in showcasing their agricultural, commercial, and homemade products that reflect Hatta's rich cultural and ......read more
• First outplantation project of its kind in the UAE and the wider region is aimed at providing a lifeline to coral reefs that are adversely impacted by external stressors
• Marine biodiversity restoration project validates ADQ’s goal to contribute to the preservation of habitats and species and supports its wider ESG aspirations
• Further cements the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s position as a leader in marine biodiversity restoration in the region
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2023 – ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the region’s largest environmental regulator, and Archireef, a climate technology company headquartered in Hong Kong, announce the successful deployment of artificial 3D-printed ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2023: The WHO Foundation seeks to highlight its urgent campaign focused on raising funds for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Earthquake Emergency Appeal, which will provide humanitarian health aid to the millions who continue to be affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkiyë and Syria. Aftershocks, freezing conditions, and the destruction of roads and power supplies are increasing the health risks to people in the aftermath of the disaster. The emergency campaign addresses the need for continued healthcare support towards the prompt recovery of the two nations’ communities, health systems, and supplies.
The earthquakes, which started on February 6 and have killed over 50,000 people, have continued, with Turkiyë enduring its third earthquake on ......read more
Abu Dhabi, March 10th, 2023: To enhance and explore bilateral research opportunities, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with eight major universities based in the UAE.
The universities are: Abu Dhabi University; Al Ain University; American University of Sharjah; Khalifa University; New York University Abu Dhabi; Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; UAE University, and Zayed University, with EAD having future plans of partnering with other research organisations going forward.
The agreements serve as frameworks for collaboration in the field of scientific research for the purpose of closing knowledge gaps. All entities recognise the mutual benefits of collaboration and have set out basic terms and conditions to allow the fast-track development of research projects.
The agreements ......read more
Rebranding reflects the authority’s ongoing commitment to innovation, cultural preservation, and unlocking the full potential of the emirate
● Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), rebrands itself to be more responsive, principled and collaborative across its people-partners-Sharjah network.
Sharjah, 08 March 2023
The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), has unveiled a bold, forward-looking visual brand identity, which celebrates the authority’s slogan of Moving Forward. Guided by the traditions of the Emirate of Sharjah and driven by futuristic innovation, the new branding has introduced a fresh dynamism to the way Shurooq will communicate its diverse and rapidly expanding portfolio of developments in six key market sectors including ......read more
22 creatives presented visions of the country's future
• Hala Badri: ‘The award supports Dubai Culture's commitment to creating a competitive environment for creatives.’
• Khalfan Belhoul: ‘This sheds light on creative talent and enhances their contribution to the process of designing the future.’
Dubai, UAE, Wednesday, 8 March 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Dubai Future Foundation have honoured the winners of the Emirati Futurism Award, which aims to motivate creative talent and innovative ideators to present their perceptions and visions of the country's future, in support of its global leadership aspirations and preserve its values, traditions and culture.
This came during a ceremony held at Etihad Museum, honouring 22 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 7th March 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) and part of the Department of Government Support (DGS) have launched a joint and exceptional initiative to support the development of Abu Dhabi government employees' competencies in the field of green policies. This initiative will provide skills and knowledge to help achieve sustainable development, and support the UAE’s climate neutrality goals, while helping to prepare a workforce familiar with green concepts, and capable of contributing to sustainable change.
The initiative will witness the participation of various vital sectors in Abu Dhabi and involve five interactive training and awareness programmes launching successively during 2023. These include: ‘The Sustainable Public Policy ......read more
First boarding school for girls near Kakuma camp will provide 360 refugee and IDP girls with access to secondary education and safe lodging facilities, annually
06 March 2023: His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Humanitarian Envoy of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), has inaugurated The Big Heart Secondary School for Girls in Kalobeyei settlement near Kakuma camp in Kenya. Launched by TBHF with the funding of Sharjah Charity House and in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), this first-ever boarding secondary school for girls in the area will annually provide 360 students - both refugees and girls from the surrounding host community - access to high-quality education and safe boarding facilities.
HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi ......read more
• Eiman Al Hammadi: ‘The month of reading is a season to celebrate books and promote knowledge in society.’
Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2023: In line with the UAE Month of Reading 2023, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has announced the organisation of a series of educational activities and reading sessions in all Dubai Public Library branches as part of the National Literacy Strategy 2016-2026 that aims to promote cultural values in society, support arts and literature, in addition to contributing to spreading awareness of the importance of reading and its impact on society.
Throughout March, Dubai public libraries will witness the presentation of a group of workshops, lectures and reading sessions with the participation of authors and poets to open broad horizons for the public ......read more
TBHF leads an official visit to Kenya with a high-level delegation of sponsors and partners to assess the humanitarian impact of developmental projects in Kakuma, Kalobeyei Settlement, and Nanyuki town.
HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Sharjah Deputy Ruler and TBHF Humanitarian envoy inaugurates Phase 1 of TBHF-UNHCR-Arada Shelter and WASH project, which is working to bring 407 permanent shelters & latrines to 240 households and clean water to 55,035 individuals in Kalobeyei settlement and surrounding host community.
Winner of TBHF’s SIARA Award in 2021 - Kenya-based nonprofit RefuShe, has provided literacy and skills training to 614 refugee girls from Somalia, South Sudan, DRC and Ethiopia.
NAMA-TBHF livelihood project of US$ 77,720 has led to the creation of a ......read more
Dubai Customs' Passenger Operations Department has launched an initiative called "Let's Innovate Together" to share its successful innovation journey with passengers. The initiative encourages passengers to actively participate in offering innovative ideas and suggestions to improve customs services. To participate, passengers can scan the identification code on gifts distributed to them during Innovation Month events, which provides an opportunity to present new proposals and ideas.
Around 1,100 passengers who arrived in Dubai International Airport participated in the survey. The relevant departments in Dubai Customs will review the submitted ideas, and the feasible ones will be matured. The most innovative ideas have a higher chance of winning the $1,000 prize.
The participation of passengers has generated ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2023: Dubai Municipality has announced the launching of the Ramadan Souq event at Old Municipality Street in Deira, on March 5, welcoming the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
The event, which is scheduled to run every day from 10 am to 8 pm until March 15, aims to preserve the unique traditions, heritage, and customs of Ramadan preparations, in addition to promoting the traditional markets and products while drawing investors to these markets.
Mansoor Abdulnoor Al Rais, Director of Architectural Heritage Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “We are pleased to launch the Ramadan Souq, an entertainment event reflecting the heritage, traditions, authenticity, and customs of preparing for the holy month of Ramadan in the Emirate of Dubai. The concept of the market is similar to the old ......read more
Dubai – 2 March 2023: Dubai Customs is currently focused on further improving the customs services available to passengers, tourists, and cargo at various locations throughout Dubai, including airports, cruise terminals, and Dubai Logistics City. This effort aims to support the growth of foreign trade, tourism, and travel, and to help achieve Dubai's economic goals by enhancing its reputation as a global hub for tourism and travel.
As part of the ongoing field tour program, His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, visited the passenger operations customs center, as well as the air cargo customs center at Al Maktoum Airport. Additionally, he visited the inspection center in Dubai Logistics City.
During his visit, Musabih had the ......read more
• MoHAP highlights importance of regular examination and obtaining vaccinations to prevent disease.
• MoHAP includes HPV vaccine within national vaccination programme for females in 2018.
• The vaccination programme targets female school students from the age of 13-14, with the program achieving a coverage rate of 82% for two doses.
• HPV Vaccine to be included for male school students aged 13-14 years.
Dubai February 28th, 2023 The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a scientific symposium in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss global developments in combating the human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
The event brought experts from government health entities, private medical sector, and international speakers. HE Dr Hussain Abdul Rahman ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2023 As part of the UAE Innovation Month, Dubai Municipality organised a series of interactive sessions, forums and workshops to nurture creativity and innovative ideas while celebrating and encouraging innovators. The event was attended by His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, as well as other senior and executive leaders of the Municipality and several employees.
Al Hajri affirmed the Municipality's keenness to be a part of the UAE Innovation Month’s activities as it is a premier platform that reflects the UAE's views and goals for designing and building the future, as well as its aim in fostering innovative and ground-breaking ideas.
He said: “Dubai Municipality attaches great importance to investing in a culture of sustainable ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, STREIT Group, the world’s leading, privately owned manufacturer of armoured vehicles, has inaugurated Phase three of the world’s largest, privately owned, defence park for armoured vehicles at the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).
A two-day grand opening ceremony was held on the 25th and 26th of February 2023 in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, to celebrate 30 years of legacy. The STREIT Group showed the largest array of defense manufacturing products, engaging activities, privileged previews, and unique demonstrations that kept our guests on the edge of their seats. Day one of the opening culminated in a gala dinner with a celebrity performance, while day two was culminated with a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 February 2023: Dubai Municipality launched the Happiness Vehicle initiative for senior citizens and People of Determination to assist them in applying for the Municipality’s smart electronic services. Under this initiative, senior citizens and People of Determination can book the vehicle by specifying the required service and their location, following which an employee from the Municipality will visit their residence to help them with the service. The initiative helps them to swiftly and conveniently conduct their transactions, in line with the Municipality’s efforts to develop integrated services that exceed customers' expectations and meet their requirements..
Wesam Lootah, CEO, Corporate Support Services Sector at Dubai Municipality, said: “The Happiness Vehicle initiative is one of Dubai ......read more
In an inclusive discussion circle with sighted peers, parents and knowledge-based entities’ representatives
● Event forms part of its efforts to continue the implementation of Marrakesh Treaty provisions and terms
Sharjah, February 27, 2023
Kalimat Foundation's "ARA Initiative" organized an inclusive discussion circle at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah yesterday (Sunday) to advance the implementation of the 'Marrakesh Treaty' provisions administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). As the first non-profit in UAE to obtain a license under the treaty, Kalimat Foundation (KF) can legally reproduce, distribute and make copies of published works available in accessible formats for the blind, visually impaired, and print-disabled without ......read more
Dubai – 25 Feb 2023: As part of its agenda for the UAE Innovation Month “UAE Innovates 2023”, Dubai Customs is hosting events and activities from February 22-28, organized this year under the theme “Innovating Together for a Sustainable Future”.
The Customs Audit Department organized awareness workshops in various areas including Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA), and Dubai South Free Zone. The workshops introduced the self-audit initiative to clients and encouraged them to self-audit to check their compliance with the customs laws and regulations, and enable them correct any inaccuracies in the customs declaration to be able to receive exemptions and minimal customs duties, where necessary.
The Customs Audit Department delivered a detailed presentation on the ......read more
Dubai, February 23rd, 2023: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has called on the public to utilize its digital platforms to access key services, including obtaining birth and death certificates and true copies of both. This move is part of MoHAP's initiative to streamline customer procedures, provide efficient services, and maintain accurate records of births and deaths across the nation.
The Ministry also offers the "Mabrouk Ma Yak" bundle exclusively to newborn Emiratis, which involves acquiring a birth certificate and forwarding it to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security to obtain an ID card and passport for infants, as well as adding them to the family book and population registry, all through a single electronic application. This all-in-one service reduces ......read more
MoU aims to promote collaboration and cement Dubai’s global leading position
Al Murr: MBRL is keen on sparking a passion for knowledge among members of society
Badri: We aim to elevate the local cultural scene and develop the public libraries’ ecosystem in Dubai
Dubai, UAE - February 22, 2023: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). The new MoU aims to help enrich Dubai’s cultural landscape, promote collaboration and exchange of knowledge and expertise, and cement Dubai’s position as a leading regional and global cultural hub.
The MoU was signed by HE Mohammed Ahmad Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, and Her Excellency Hala ......read more
21 February 2023 – UAE-based SMEs in the industrial sector will soon be able to access new financing solutions and enablers following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed at IDEX and NAVDEX 2023.
The MoU between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) and the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) was signed on the side-lines of the defense exhibition.
In line with the Make it in the Emirates initiative, the MoU aims to attract industrial investors to strategic sectors such as defense by providing a package of incentives and benefits. It will ultimately support the sustainable development of the industrial sector and help provide an attractive business environment for local and international investors, as well as incentivize the use of advanced technologies in industrial ......read more
Dubai, 20 February 2023: "As we at the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) join the global community in celebrating International Mother Language Day, we pay tribute to the impressive linguistic diversity and cultural richness that exist in our world. We acknowledge the pivotal role that mother languages have played in safeguarding civilisation and human heritage through transmission of knowledge across generations. This occasion serves as a poignant reminder of the paramount importance of language in shaping the distinct identity and cultural heritage of nations throughout history.
As we celebrate this occasion, we are filled with a sense of pride and reverence for our mother tongue; the Arabic, recognising its vital role in connecting us deeply to our culture. The UAE, in its efforts to ......read more
UAE, 19 February, 2023: This week, three UPS-coordinated flights are taking off from Dubai airport transporting more than 300 tons of urgently needed relief items from the World Food Programme, UNICEF, UNHCR and the Red Cross to Turkey.
Amid widespread devastation caused by the recent earthquakes, people in the affected areas in Turkey and Syria need all available help as soon as possible. UPS is using its global smart logistics network to transport relief supplies from its humanitarian aid partners in the UAE.
The Dubai airport serves as one of UPS’s global air freight hubs. Near to the International Humanitarian City, it is not only a platform to service customers but is also central to disaster relief efforts and support.
In addition to the Dubai-Istanbul flights, UPS and The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2023: In the presence of His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Food Bank, and His Excellency Saeed Mohammad Al Eter, Chair of the UAE Government Media Office, the UAE Food Bank and the Regional Food Banks Network signed, in conjunction with the World Government Summit in Dubai, a partnership agreement to preserve the blessing of food from wastage and destruction, and to strengthen the bonds of joint cooperation between them in their fields of work.
The partnership was signed by Dr. Moez Al Shahdi, founder and head of the Regional Food Banks Network, and Manal Bin Yaarouf, Chairman of the UAE Food Bank Steering Committee.
Al Hajri said: “The UAE Food Bank is keen to strengthen its strategic partnerships ......read more
• Maktoum bin Mohammed: The innovative strategy of the DIFC Courts is inspired by the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid to set new standards in the settlement of global judicial disputes and our global financial position according to Agenda D33
• Court of First Instance (CFI) recorded 121 cases, with a total case value of AED 4.4 billion
• Arbitration Division recorded a total value of cases of AED 1.2 billion
• DIFC Courts introduces newly engineered services for future digital economy
• New international Digital Economy Court launches specialised Rules
• DIFC Courts strategy alignment for ‘D33’ economic plan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 9 February 2023: The Dubai International Financial Centre ......read more
Feb. 14, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced former Vice President Al Gore as an opening keynote speaker at the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Summit on May 8-10, 2023, in Washington D.C. The AIM for Climate Summit will bring together partners to increase and accelerate investment in and support for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.
“We are honored to have former Vice President Al Gore join us in Washington this May to kick off the AIM for Climate Summit,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “He has been on the forefront of the climate crisis for more than 40 years and is a leader in the international response to combating climate change. His participation in the Summit underscores the critical role agriculture innovation plays ......read more
Move is a joint action by The Big Heart Foundation and Sharjah Charity International in collaboration with Sharjah Broadcasting Authority
Donations can be made on Sharjah Broadcasting Authority Channels special live programme, Friday, Feb 17
Sharjah, 14 February 2023: Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), TBHF and the Sharjah Charity International (SCI) in collaboration with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) have announced joining UAE’s ‘Bridges of Goodness’ national initiative that was launched to offer relief to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, unveiling a joint telethon with the SCI and SBA.
In a tweet, ......read more
As part of providing best services and ensuring wellbeing and quality of life
Municipality inspections to continue throughout Ramadan
Abattoirs across the emirate are ready to provide quick, effective and high quality services
Dubai, UAE, 21 March 2023
Dubai Municipality has completed its preparations for ensuring optimum health and safety, and food safety standards during the holy ......read more
Dubai, 21 March 2023: Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) signed an agreement to establish a photovoltaic power station with an aim to increase contribution of clean energy and reduce carbon emissions. The agreement was signed by H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Executive Director of DGW, and Dr. Waleed Alnuaimi, CEO of Etihad ESCO, on March 17, ......read more
Dubai, 21 March 2023: In line with the announcement of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, as 2023 being the 'Year of Sustainability’ in the UAE, Dubai Government Workshop maintains its commitment to the principles of sustainability and has held water preservation as key priority through the launch of the water recycling initiative across its facilities and ......read more
Non-oil trade exchange between the two countries totaled USD 2.3 billion in 2022
Abu Dhabi, 17 March 2023: H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, held a meeting with H.E. Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, Minister of International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnership Development of the Republic of the Congo, to explore the means to strengthen economic, ......read more
Meeting with German delegation takes place during H.E. Bin Touq's official visit to the country
Abu Dhabi, March 14, 2023: H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, met with a trade and industry delegation from Germany recently, during his visit to the country to explore the strengthening of cooperation between Abu Dhabi and Berlin. The German delegation consisted of ......read more
Dubai, 6 March 2023: “We are proud to mark a new milestone in the history of the UAE as the Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi took off on the longest Arab space mission and the second mission of the UAE to the International Space Station, as part of the ‘Zayed Ambition 2’ mission. The mission reflects the insightful vision of our wise leadership that instilled in us the ......read more
H.E. Bin Touq: The Committee will continue to support the UAE’s transition to a sustainable knowledge-based economy that is more flexible & open to the world
Abu Dhabi, 1 March 2023: The Economic Integration Committee held its second meeting for the year 2023, chaired by H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy. The meeting was attended by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, ......read more