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Dubai Customs Wins three Renowned IdeasUK 2020 Awards

Dubai Customs won three new international awards at the 35th International Conference – IdeasUK, held in Birmingham, UK on 9 and 10 November.  Dubai – 26 November 2022: Representing the Government Department, Hussain Al Fardan, Head of Innovation Center, the innovator of the Smart Customs Deterrence Drone, Adel Al-Suwaidi, Director, and Technical Support Department, who delivered a presentation on integrating the deterrence drone with the Siyaj border control system, and Khalid Al Zarouni, Innovation Specialist. Dubai Customs Innovation Center, who presented the process of evaluating innovations in Dubai Customs.   Dubai Customs topped the IdeasUK Platinum Index with full score for the third year in a row surpassing several local and international organizations participating in the conference this more

Dubai Customs Launches Awareness Campaign on Digital Services for Passengers

Dubai – 24 November 2022: Dubai Customs launched an awareness campaign around their digital services and creative projects and systems that facilitate the traffic of tourists and passengers. The aim of the campaign is to educate passengers at the Al-Maktoum International Airport about the smart systems that enable them complete their travel procedures in minutes; thus saving time amid the growing number of passengers using the airport due to the winter season in the UAE, Dubai Shopping Festival (15 Dec. 2022 to 29 Jan. 2023) and the world cup in Qatar. Tens of thousands of fans are using the airport to go from Dubai to Qatar and vice versa during the world cup period.  There are guiding signs that take passengers to the IDeclare Smart application, which enables passengers to securely submit customs declarations more

Collective Action on Nature-based Solutions to be Showcased at Cop28

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Emirates Nature-WWF (ENWWF) announce commitment to scale-up Nature-based Solutions in the region.   UAE, 23 November, 2022: During a high-level meet at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, a collaboration agreement was signed between H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, H.E. Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, and Laila Mostafa Abdullatif, Director General of Emirates Nature-WWF. The collaboration showcases the UAE’s commitment to scaling up Nature-based Solutions (NbS) as a key pillar to tackling climate change and nature loss in the lead-up to COP28 to be held in the country next year.    By enhancing and restoring highly more

HE Al Owais: ‘We The UAE 2031' Strategy another Inspirational Success Story for a Country that knows nothing Impossible

Dubai November 23, 2022:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has lauded the launch of ‘We The UAE 2031’, a national plan and road map for the next 50 years, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part of the UAE Government annual meetings. “The new plan realizes the wise vision of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and will pave the way for the UAE to continue its journey towards excellence not only for the next decade but also for the next fifty years. The national plan will increase preparations for the future and improve all sector capabilities, completely enabling the Emiratis to achieve their goals,” the minister said. “The health more

President of Turkmenistan Praises Economic ties with United Arab Emirates

 On the sidelines of UAE-Turkmenistan Business Forum    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 November 2022: As part of his participation at the UAE-Turkmenistan Business Forum, His Excellency Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan praised the economic ties between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates. His Excellency stressed his country’s focus on exploring opportunities for economic cooperation in different industries including energy, trade, and green energy. In addition, His Excellency highlighted Turkmenistan’s interest in increasing trade exchange with the UAE, given its strategic location, outstanding relations with different countries across the world, and its qualified workforce.   The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and more

Rebound Plastic Exchange to Support GCC-wide Efforts in Sustainable Waste Management

Rebound Plastic Exchange, a quality assured global trading platform for recycled plastics, will ensure transparency whilst facilitating cross border trade to unlock circularity worldwide Abu Dhabi , UAE – 22 November 2022: Rebound Plastic Exchange, a global B2B digital trading platform for recycled plastics, is ready to support the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) in achieving sustainable waste management. Currently, it is estimated that it will take USD 60-85 bn . invested across four key value streams, plastic, concrete & cement, metal, and bio-waste over the next 20 years to meet targets throughout the GCC region - according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  The recent launch of Rebound more

Emirati Bankers Reinforce the Key Role of EIBFS in Supporting UAE's Nationalisation Agenda

Banking professionals praise EIBFS’ commitment to develop future-ready Emirati talent and upskilling them to meet the demands of the sector Dubai-UAE: 22 November 2022 – A lot has changed in the banking sector over the past few years, with the dynamic nature of the business and rapid digitalisation forcing the sector to quickly adapt, optimise, and align to changing customer expectations. And that means that the workplace demands newer skills, competencies, and capabilities to succeed. In line with this, over the years, the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, has developed learning solutions that align with the demands of the sector, coupled with UAE’s vision and nationalisation agenda to develop a future-ready more

Maleha Set to Reveal the Secrets of History at Ceremony for the UAE National Day Honours

• The town in the Emirate of Sharjah will begin its celebrations in the lead-up to UAE National Day with a ceremony to celebrate Emirati culture and the next generation • Educational institutions, the Municipal Council Celebration Committee and the Municipality in the Maleha area are all set to participate in the ceremony   Sharjah, UAE - 22 November 2022: Maleha, a town located in the Emirate of Sharjah, is set to lead a march through the area to commemorate UAE National Day and to celebrate the next generation who will be responsible for the future success of the nation.   On the 24th of November, Maleha will wear its best garment for the National Day in its public park from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The ceremony will start with a march led by military music, followed by the Harbia show that reflects the more

Kalimat Foundation and Tunis-based ALECSO Join Forces to Deliver High-Quality Content to Arab World's Blind & Visually Impaired Children

The partnership will expand Kalimat Foundation’s access to new geographic areas and fuel new collaboration opportunities with other organisations that support visually challenged children Sharjah, November 16, 2022 Furthering its mission to empower differently-abled children by providing them with knowledge in accessible formats, Kalimat Foundation, the UAE-based global non-profit, has signed a partnership agreement with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO), a Tunis-based institution operating under the umbrella of the League of Arab States, to further the foundation’s reach through its Ara (‘I see’) initiative to every part of the Arab world. The new partnership is a cumulation of a meeting between Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers more

Dubai Municipality Raises Green Flags in Nakheel Park, Barsha, and Nahda Pond Parks

Green Flag was awarded to Municipality for its remarkable management of the 3 parks and commitment to maintaining the highest international standards Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2022:  Dubai Municipality raised green flags in three parks in the Emirate, in celebration of receiving the Green Flag Award, which recognises parks and resorts worldwide that are dedicated to adhering to the best international standards in the field of enhancing the efficiency of public parks management. The Municipality raised the green flags in Al Nakheel Park, Al Barsha Pond Park, and Al Nahda Pond Park. Global Achievement On this occasion, His Excellency Dawoud Al-Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “Dubai Municipality is constantly working to strengthen the Emirate's distinctive global position by improving the city with more

Dubai Customs Registers 4,344 Trademarks to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Dubai – 21 November 2022: Dubai Customs protects intellectual property rights through several programs and plans including the trademark registration service, which enables trademark owners to counteract counterfeit goods and prevent them, in cooperation with Dubai Customs, from entering the UAE through the border crossings in Dubai. Trademark owners can register their trademarks through Dubai Customs website after these trademarks are registered with the Ministry of Economy. Registration of trademarks is a strategic objective that aims to enhance security and fight illegitimate trade of counterfeit goods. It is part of Dubai Customs’ mission to provide investors with a secure and attractive environment for their businesses.  “We have registered 4,344 trademarks since the establishment of the IPR more

Dubai Customs Seizes Marijuana Stuffed in Pineapples

Dubai – 20 November 2022: Dubai Customs made a bizarre seizure at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 1 when a passenger coming from an African country was arrested for smuggling marijuana, where he hid them skillfully inside pineapples fruits.  Khalid Ahmed, (Acting) Director of Passenger Operations Department said this type of seizure reflects the efficiency of the advanced systems in place as well as our inspectors’ remarkable experience, which prevent all legal attempts to smuggle narcotics into the country.  “Protecting our society from the dangers of drugs is at the forefront of our inspectors’ priorities, being the first line of defense for the security of our borders and ports.”  The inspectors suspected the cardboard box carrying pineapple fruit, which was on a flight more

Union Coop Organizes ‘Wheels of Happiness' at Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

The ‘Wheels of Happiness’ initiative comes on the occasion of World Prematurity Day  Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop in cooperation with Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital in Dubai organized an event titled ‘Wheels of Happiness’ to delight sick children in the hospital, and provide support and raise their awareness during their treatment period, as the cooperative distributed gifts to the children who are receiving treatment at the hospital, with the participation of parents and patients in the department Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the recreational activities on the occasion of the World Prematurity Day. From Union Coop, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki - Happiness & Marketing Director, Ms. Huda Salem Saif - Senior Communication Section Manager, Mr. MOHAMMAD ABBAS - Branch Manager, Union more

DLD and Delos to Organise ‘The Future of Health, Wellness & Innovation Forum' at Museum of the Future

- Aligned with the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 towards promoting an integrated concept of wellbeing. - Regional and global leaders from government and public sectors will share their experiences and knowledge with attendees through various pillars. Dubai, 17 November 2022: Enhancing buildings and communities and making them healthier, safer and smarter is a major pillar of the comprehensive and sustainable development pursued by Dubai Land Department (DLD) towards cementing the emirate’s position as a preferred global destination for real estate. This will be addressed on Monday, 12 December, during the ‘Future of Health, Wellness & Innovation Forum’ organised by DLD in partnership with Delos, the global authority on healthy buildings and pioneer of wellness real estate.  During the forum, more

Dubai Cares' Enduring Commitment to Promoting Early Childhood Development Receives Global Attention at World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education 2022

• The Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development, initiated by Dubai Cares in partnership with UNICEF and MOFAIC, served as one of the building blocks for the Tashkent Declaration on Early Childhood Care and Education that will set the international agenda for early childhood education until 2030 • Dubai Cares participated in a series of high-level sessions and bilateral meetings at the conference to promote Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) as global priorities with far-reaching economic gains   Dubai, UAE, 17 November, 2022: Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, recently participated at the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) that took place in more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Hosts Youth Debate Around Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, November 16th, 2022: As part of its forward-looking vision and youth empowering agenda, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted a youth debate during COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt that is being held from November 6th to 18th. The debate took place on the 10th of November at the UAE Pavilion, and it was organised in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority of the UAE and covered the challenging topic of climate change and securing energy. Other stakeholders include Arab Youth Council for Climate Change, TAQA and ADNOC.  The 45-minute debate saw a dynamic battle between the team that supported the existence of opportunities in securing energy while limiting the repercussions of the climate change crisis, and the opposition team that opposed the idea. Both teams presented their point of view in the more

The Big Heart Foundation Establishes 2.2 AED Million “El Nour” Primary school in Matrouh Governorate, Egypt

Developed in partnership with the Misr El Kheir Foundation, fully-equipped school improves access to early education and reduces school dropout rates   Sharjah, November 16, 2022:  The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a UAE-based global humanitarian organization dedicated to helping people in need worldwide, is enabelling better access to early education and providing the building blocks for human development with the announcement of a primary school project designed specifically to cater to the educational needs of vulnerable communities living in and around the Matrouh Governorate in Egypt. The 600 direct beneficiaries of the project include students, teachers and support staff, amongst others. Named El Nour Primary School, the AED 2,232,300 (USD 607,743) project seeks to boost children’s access to more

International Industry Experts Weigh in on the Latest Arbitration Rules in Dubai

One-day event organised by the Dubai International Arbitration Centre featured panel discussions on the new Arbitration Rules and Maritime Arbitration Dubai, 16 November 2022: Leading figures, experts from the local and international arbitration community, and representatives from various government and private bodies, came together for a one-day event in Dubai today, organised by the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Middle East’s largest non-profit independent arbitration centre, as part of Arbitration Week.  Designed to keep industry professionals abreast of the most recent developments to enhance industry standards, the event featured two panel sessions on critical industry topics, including the application of the new DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022, which came into effect on 22 March this year, as well more

HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Trade, delivers UAE Speech at the B20 Summit in Indonesia

• UAE calls for mobilizing international efforts to stimulate trade and investment flows to help global economy overcome current and future challenges • Thani Al Zeyoudi: The comprehensive economic partnership agreements concluded by the UAE with a selected group of countries will serve as platforms for joint ventures and mutual investments to accelerate the development of industries • The current edition of the B20 Summit focuses on investing in the transition to clean energy and stimulating innovation to ensure sustainable global growth • Members of the national delegation and representatives of the UAE government and private companies hold meetings with international businesses and business organizations to discuss prospects for joint cooperation   14 November 2022: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin more

Spectacular Line-up for 2023 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Celebrating 15 Sensational Years

 Succession’s Brian Cox, Cecelia Ahern, Mohsin Hamid and Shashi Tharoor head the line-up  Two-venue with sessions simultaneously running at InterContinental Dubai Festival City and Mohammed bin Rashid Library   Dubai, 15 November 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the biggest celebration of stories in the Arab region and one of the top literary festivals in the world, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary from 1-6 February 2023 with a starry mix of Hollywood celebrity, award-winning authors and experts leading the field on matters shaping the world today.   Bringing together more than 250 of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in more than 300 events, the programme is bursting with big names, many of whom are returning to Dubai as ‘old friends’, more

UAE and Arctic Circle Organize an Open Dialogue to Drive Climate Action within the Third Pole-Himalayan Region

13 November, 2022 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in collaboration with Arctic Circle, hosted an open dialogue on the Third Pole Process at the sidelines of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), running in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6 to 18.    The open dialogue included Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former President of Iceland and Chairman of Arctic Circle and His Excellency Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Iceland’s Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate and Chairman of the Arctic Council, 2019-2021. Among other participants were representatives from Arctic countries and the Third Pole – Himalayan Region and more

Dubai Cares Joins COP27 Efforts by Emphasizing the Importance of Integrating Climate and Education to Achieve Global Climate Goals

• The UAE-based global philanthropic organization participated in a series of high-level sessions and meetings to position education as a powerful tool to address climate challenges    Dubai, UAE, 13 November, 2022: Highlighting the importance of integrating education and climate to achieve global education transformation, Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, recently participated at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).    Marking the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP27 took place from November 6 – 18, 2022 at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, with the key aim of ensuring full implementation of the Paris Agreement that was adopted by more

Dubai Customs Recycles 22,436 Counterfeit Items for 24 Brands

Dubai – 13, November 2022: Within its efforts to combat counterfeiting and protect the environment and society from the hazards of counterfeit goods, Dubai Customs, represented by the Intellectual Property (IPR) Department recycled 22,436 counterfeit items for 24 brands from Germany, the United States of America, Italy, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, South Korea and Japan. These included a variety of counterfeit phones, watches, batteries, shoes, bags, accessories and cosmetics. The recycling took place in the virtual presence of the USA, UK, Italian, Japanese, and German diplomatic missions’ representatives, as well as representatives of Dubai Municipality, and Dubai Customs.  “We recycle these counterfeit goods to ensure that they are disposed of without harming the environment, and to more

Mohammed bin Rashid: Tourism is Key to Diversifying our Economy… Our Goal is to Raise Tourism Sector's Contribution to the GDP to AED450 billion by 2031

UAE Government launches the National Tourism Strategy 2031 25 initiatives aiming at attracting tourism investments worth AED100 billion   Abu Dhabi, 11TH November 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched, today, the UAE Tourism Strategy 2031, which comes under the ‘Projects of the 50’ as one of the biggest projects of the next years. The strategy aims to strengthen the position of the UAE as one of the best destinations in the world for tourism. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “Today, we approved UAE’s Tourism Strategy 2031. UAE ranks among the top 10 global tourist destinations. Our goal is to boost our competitiveness by attracting AED100 billion as additional tourism more

The 45th IHF World Hospital Congress Concludes in Dubai Today

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 November 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 45th World Hospital Congress which ran under the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare” concluded its activities today. The renowned event, which Dubai won the bid to host for the 2nd time, discussed pertinent topics such as sustainability in the health sector, healthcare leadership, learnings from COVID-19 and technology in healthcare. More than a 1,000 participants from 60 countries attended the congress and 400 entries from 35 countries were submitted in this year's edition of the conference.  The congress selected six Excellence Award winners based on five areas of expertise: more

Dubai Customs Celebrates World Quality Day 2022

Dubai – 11 Nov 2022:  Dubai Customs celebrated the World Quality Day under the slogan “Pioneers of Customs Excellence and Quality” reflecting the Government Department’s incessant efforts in 25 years to instil quality as a daily practice, enhancing its vision of becoming a leading customs organization in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The event highlighted the tireless efforts of Dubai Customs employees in achieving successes locally and globally by adopting best practices to improve customs work. Winners of Dubai Government Excellence program in the last 25 years were applauded.  “November is the month of quality worldwide, through which awareness is spread and concepts of quality and more

UAEREP's Fifth Cycle to Focus on ‘Enhancing Cloud Formation'

• NCM’s pioneering research program announces targeted research areas of its latest cycle during participation in COP27 • Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous: World needs to adopt novel and science-based approach to find viable solutions to today’s complex water resource problems • Alya Al Mazroui: Areas focused by Fifth Cycle to add new dimensions to our understanding of cloud formation   10, November, 2022 – The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), today announced the targeted research areas for the Fifth Cycle research projects of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP), with a focus on two high-priority areas:  enhancing cloud formation and rain enhancement.    The program is set to launch its Fifth Cycle on the sidelines of the 6th International Rain more

Under the Patronage of Ahmed bin Mohammed, the Inaugural Dubai Esports Festival 2022 kicks off at Expo City Dubai

Unique ‘Initiate Summit’ of esports and gaming industry professionals commences on the first day of DEF 2022 Omar Sultan Al Olama: DEF 2022 will see the highest number of adult gamers convening in one place, underscoring UAE and Dubai’s status as the most competitive gaming destinations The Initiate Summit highlights Dubai’s role in championing the creative industry, including esports, through various incentives for international talent and organisations in the emirate Government of Dubai Media Office – 10 November 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, the inaugural Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022) was inaugurated today by His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, more

Dubai Customs makes 590 Seizures, Handles 15.840m B ags at Terminal 3 in 10 months in 2022

Dubai – 10, November 2022: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, made an evening visit to the Passenger Operations Department, Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, to ensure all in place and ready to handle the growing traffic of passengers, fans and participants in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.    Dubai Customs provides unrivaled services and facilities to passengers, which supports the UAE being one of the global preferred destinations for tourism and business.  A number of executive directors and heads of customs departments and centers accompanied the Director General in the visit. His Excellency was briefed during the visit on the arrangements and procedures applied to ensure speedy and smooth customs services more

The 45th IHF World Hospital Congress Opens in Dubai

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council Renowned leaders and decision-makers discuss the future of healthcare  More than 150 speakers are taking part in 30 sessions that will address sustainability in healthcare  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 9, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the International Hospital Federation’s 45th World Hospital Congress officially opened today under the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare.” Dubai is hosting the prestigious World Hospital Congress for the second time. His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, more

Dubai Customs: 19m Customs transactions, 8%+ in 9 Months

Customs declarations rise to 16.6m Dubai – 08 November 2022:  The quick and agile recovery that Dubai is witnessing after the pandemic has reflected positively on the commercial sector. Figures released by Dubai Customs showed a growth of 8% to 19 million transactions in the first nine months of this year, compared to 17.6 million transactions for the same period last year. The number of customs declarations rose to 16.6 million, compared to 15.6 million. “The commercial sector is a major driver of growth in the local economy, and we, at Dubai Customs, have developed world-class smart customs systems to facilitate and automate procedures,” said H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. “This supports companies and traders and boosts more

Dubai Municipality Organizes Training Program for its Staff using Metaverse

Dubai, UAE, 07 November 2022:  Dubai Municipality recently organized the first training program, using Metaverse at the Talents Development Center, DMX, to enhance and develop the performance of its employees in a variety of administrative areas and broaden their understanding about the latest global advancements in jobs and tasks using cutting-edge technology and smart solutions.  The program is in line with the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. The strategy aims to turn Dubai into one of the world’s top 10 Metaverse   economies as well as a global hub for the Metaverse community, which will support more than 40,000 virtual jobs that will enrich the national economy by more

Dubai Customs Shares its Corporate Excellence Experience with Dubai Culture

Dubai – 07 November 2022: Dubai Customs received a visiting delegation from Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to share experience on the best practices and approaches to corporate excellence and operations management adopted in Dubai Customs. The delegation learned about how Dubai Customs has built capabilities to deliver high standards of corporate excellence and business performance by continually upgrading its customs and trade services and facilities to ensure higher customer satisfaction and happiness while providing real added value and benefit for the business sectors operating in Dubai. The organization’s overall innovation and technology transformation strategy was also presented in the meeting.   During the meeting, representatives of the Quality Assurance and Corporate Governance more

Sharjah Ruler Directs Allocation of AED 4.5 Million to Equip Sharjah Libraries with Latest Titles from Publishers at SIBF 2022

Sharjah, November 05, 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has directed the allocation of AED 4.5 million to equip the emirate’s libraries with the latest titles from regional and international publishing houses who have a presence at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). This annual grant is in line with the vision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah to build  knowledge-based communities and provide them access to the latest resources from the Arab region and around the world in science, arts, history, culture, and other disciplines.  The grant also reflects His HIghness’s commitment to continually update the knowledge resources of libraries in Sharjah to enrich and expand the availability of reference material for students, more

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi Launches its Youth Eco-ranger Programme: ‘Murshed'

Abu Dhabi, 4th November 2022:  As part of its mission to empower youth to become future environmental experts, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) today launched ‘Murshed’ - its Youth Eco-Rangers programme which motivates young people to volunteer as eco-rangers. The programme aims to train a group of cycle 2 and 3 Abu Dhabi schools’ students aged14 to17 annually to understand the role of eco-rangers in protecting and preserving the environment.    ‘Murshed,’ which is implemented in coordination with the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) and the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), is an EAD educational programme that seeks to inspire and engage students who are committed to, and interested in, protecting, and preserving the environment The programme also provides more

Inaugural Dubai Esports Festival's Initiate Summit Set to bring together Leading Industry thought Leaders

The B2B knowledge platform, to be organised from 9 – 10 November 2022, will feature a series of high-level panels over two packed summit days. In collaboration with DWTC and Dubai Media City, Initiate Summit aims to transform the gaming industry in the Middle East and strengthen Dubai’s status as an e-sports hub 60 international industry leaders will highlight the latest gaming developments and global best practices Government of Dubai Media Office – 03 November 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, the inaugural Dubai Esports Festival (DEF) 2022 hosted by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), will feature the Initiate Summit, a groundbreaking B2B learning and networking platform for e-sports and gaming industry more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 4 November 2022

Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 12.9 billion in total during the week ending 4 November 2022.  The sum of transactions was 3,995.  348 plots were sold for AED 2.38 billion, 3,126 apartments and villas were sold for AED 7.23 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in World Islands sold for AED 350 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 95 million in Island 2, and a land sold for AED 350 million in World Islands in third place. Jabal Ali First recorded the most transactions for this week by 122 sales transactions worth AED 428.59 million, followed by Al Hebiah Fifth with 72 sales transactions worth AED 175.57 million, and Al Hebiah Fourth with 24 sales transactions worth AED 215 million in third place.  The top three transfers for apartments and villas more

Dubai Municipality Launches Million Voices for Food Initiative

Dubai, UAE, 03 November 2022:  Dubai Municipality launched ‘A Million Voices for Food’ initiative under the slogan “I pledge to food safety,” during the 16th edition of the Dubai International Food Safety Conference.  The initiative aims to create widespread awareness on the Municipality’s objectives in food safety, especially public benefit services, which are in line with its strategic aims to offer highest standards of health and safety in the food sector, further enhancing safety and well-being of community members in Dubai.  The vote was initiated by Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, at the conference held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The more

Dubai Customs Celebrates Flag Day 2022 at Main Building and Customs Centers

Dubai – 03 November 2022: Dubai Customs celebrated the UAE Flag Day on Thursday 3 November 2022. A flag-raising ceremony was held at the Government Department’s headquarters at 11am in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division, executive directors, heads of departments and employees.  On this occasion, Dubai Customs employees congratulated the government and people of the United Arab Emirates, and everyone expressed their pride and loyalty to the wise leadership, which always strives to provide a prosperous life for those who live on the Emirati soil. Flag Day is a national occasion through which we renew our pride in our beloved country and our loyalty to the wise leadership, so that the flag of our country remains high as a symbol of prosperity, and our country becomes a more

MoHAP Minister: Flag Day an Occasion to Renew Pledge of Allegiance to Serving the Country and Reaffirming Loyalty to Leadership

HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, stressed that the Flag Day is a national occasion that fuels our pride in the country and reflects the Union's strength, social cohesiveness, and national sovereignty. Speaking on the occasion of the UAE Flag Day, which falls on November 3 of every year, Al Owais said: "We are fully committed to preserving and defending the UAE flag, the source of our pride and sovereignty, and will make every effort to protect the nation’s gains to sustain our successes under a wise leadership that strives to take our people to new horizons of growth and prosperity." "On the national flag day, we renew our pledge of allegiance to serving the nation under the leadership of President His more

Dubai Customs Holds Monthly Client Honoring Ceremony

Dubai – 02 November 2022: Emphasizing its efforts to enhance client happiness, Dubai Customs continues its monthly ceremony to honor its distinguished clients in several categories. The October ceremony witnessed the honoring of a number of companies, in the presence of H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, executive directors and heads of departments. For their part, the honored companies expressed their great happiness with the honoring initiative, noting that Dubai Customs, through multiple channels of communication with business and trade groups, succeeded in providing smart and pioneering customs facilities and procedures that enhanced the companies' activities and the value of their trade. During the ceremony, which was organized in Dubai more

EDGE entity ADSB unveils a 51m Offshore Patrol Wessel at Indo Defence 2022

• 510 OPV is co-designed by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and ARES Shipyard, and built by ADSB in the UAE • Modular multi-role platform is ideal for a wide range of critical seakeeping missions   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 2 November, 2022 – EGDE entity ADSB, the regional leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, today unveiled its 510 OPV, a 51m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) which is built in the UAE by ADSB. The Abu Dhabi-based a shipbuilder made the announcement on the first day of the Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022, being held at JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia until 5 November.  510 OPV is designed by ADSB and ARES Shipyard, which has proven hull designs and a diverse portfolio of naval vessels. Built to operate in adverse sea more

DP World Supports the Latest Edition of Dubai Cares' Volunteer Emirates initiative to Elevate Learning Experience at the Al Tafawq School in Sharjah

• The community engagement initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of education for the leaders of tomorrow saw the participation of 150 volunteers    Dubai, UAE, 2 November, 2022: Students of the Al Tafawq School in Sharjah will now have access to new school furniture and children playgrounds, as Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and DP World collaborated to refurbish the school. Sponsored by DP World, the initiative was part of Dubai Cares’ latest edition of Volunteer Emirates 2022. On 29 October, the two organizations were joined by 150 volunteers from across the UAE to assemble and organize furniture and toys for students and teachers. DP World also provided two complimentary laser printers, a water fountain and other essential more

The Winners of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award to be unveiled early next year

- SKEA Office completes the assessment of the participants in the 20th cycle of the Award   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2022: The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) Office, part of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), has concluded the assessment of the participants in the 20th cycle of the Award. The panel of judges will pass on its recommendations to the Award’s Higher Committee for final approval, before unveiling the winners of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award early next year.   His Excellency Saeed Abdul Jalil Al Faheem, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the SKEA, said: “The 20th cycle of the Award saw a significant participation from establishments in the UAE and abroad, marking an increase of over 20% compared to the previous cycle. The Award has developed its concept of more

Emirates Foundation renews its Partnership with Occidental for Three Years

With the aim of supporting and empowering the members of the society  H.E. Ahmad Taleb Al Shamsi: "This partnership represents a token for the cooperation and integration with the private sector” Vicki Hollub: "The strategy of Emirates Foundation and its programs are in line with Occidental’svision and social role in the UAE”  01st  Nov 2022: Emirates Foundation and Occidental have announced the renewal of their partnership for the coming three years with a commitment to continuously empower UAE community members in the areas of volunteering, capacity building, and promoting positive social behavior and norms. Under the umbrella of this partnership and as part of its commitment to empowering and encouraging community members, Occidental supports the Emirates Foundation's more

Department of Municipalities and Transport signs Twinning Agreement with Bishkek City

• Agreement was signed in the presence of the His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, and Sadyr Japarov, the President of Kyrgyzistan   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 November 2022: In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, and Sadyr Japarov, the President of Kyrgyzistan, Abu Dhabi, represented by the Department of Municipalities and Transport, and Bishkek City have signed a twinning agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two cities and further enhance the friendly relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Kyrgyz Republic.    The agreement was signed by H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, and Emilbek Abdykadyrov, Mayor of Bishkek more

National Center of Meteorology Carries Out Innovative Technology Demonstration

28 October, 2022 – The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), through the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP), successfully completed the second phase of innovative technology demonstration trials aimed at exploring the possibility of artificial cloud formation by stimulating local updrafts.    The field trials were conducted on Jebel Jeis in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE by a research team led by Doctor Ali Abshaev, UAEREP’s 3rd cycle awardee, and Senior Researcher at the Hail Suppression Research Center in Russia, to observe wintertime local-scale cloud processes and precipitation over the eastern areas of the UAE and compare the results with their previous springtime trials conducted from February 17 to March 26, 2021.   The purpose of this project is to study the possibility of stimulating more

His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality

On “UAE Programming Day 2022” Dubai, Oct 28, 2022:  “As we observe the UAE Programming Day on October 29, 2022, we reaffirm our dedication to strengthening the role of coders and programmers, who significantly contribute to the development of the information technology sector in the UAE. The UAE, particularly Dubai, had made continuous efforts to solidify its position as one of the pioneers in digital transformation in government services. The UAE Programming Day reflects the country's dedication to promoting the technology and digital industry and solidifying its position as a global hub for programmers by empowering them and strengthening their skills to attain digital, technical, and practical excellence. This day comes in line with the National Program for Programmers launched by His Highness Sheikh more

H.E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Opens the Conference of Religious Diplomacy

• The conference, organised by the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, welcomed a line-up of global foreign affairs experts and diplomats • Forum discussed the role of religious diplomacy in spreading peace, promoting tolerance, and influencing foreign state policies   Abu Dhabi, 27 October 2022: In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), the leading centre of excellence for diplomatic capacity building, research and thought leadership, hosted the ‘Religious Diplomacy: International Challenges and Opportunities’ conference, that was held in Zayed Theatre at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi’s Campus.   The more

Dubai Customs discusses AEO benefits with Municipality

Dubai – 25, October 2022: Dubai Customs held a meeting with Dubai Municipality’s Food Safety Department to discuss benefits offered to member companies in the Authorized Economic Operator program (AEO). The meeting aims to enhance food security through facilitation of foodstuff trade movement to meet the local market needs.   “Dubai Customs takes every possible procedure that would facilitate business and trade to achieve Dubai's vision of reaching two trillion dirhams as the value of Dubai's trade to in the coming years; “said Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy, Director of Customs Valuation Department. The AEO meetings are there to give incentives to companies that are registered in the program, which will help enhance national economy and facilitate trade. The program helps members have access to more more

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