Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: During the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GABC) Assembly, Dubai Land Department (DLD) was awarded membership to the assembly’s executive committee along with prestigious international organisations from five other countries.
The GABC Assembly was hosted recently by DLD and inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, in the presence of His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD.
On the side-lines of the assembly meetings, which were held over two days, the participants stressed the importance of introducing sustainability and green building concepts to real estate projects.
The assembly also saw meetings between GABC’s five committees, which specialise in investment, ......read more
Dubai Customs’ Director discusses bilateral cooperation with German Consul General
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Gunter Rauer, Consul General of Germany in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Germany and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business. The meeting was also attended by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with German diplomatic missions and business councils. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs expertise to the world” said Musabih. “Germany is an important trade partner to Dubai. The total value of mutual non-oil trade in 2017 was AED ......read more
Dubai Police revealed details on ‘Oyoon project’ at event
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The digital world’s leading strategists from UAE and abroad shared their insights with delegates at the fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ held at Armani Dubai with Dubai Police introducing details on ‘Oyoon’, a project to help keep Dubai a safe and secure city using AI and Data analytics through a new state of the art surveillance program.
The cross-industry conference brought together business leaders to discuss bottom-line impacts, business models and how to monetize data insights were shared on new technologies and opportunities that are brought by IoT.
According to Johan Ehrstrom, CEO of IoT Middle East 2018, the forum brought together over 350 professional peers, media and ......read more
Transaction consists of a 17-year USD 1,420m loan amortising over 14 years commencing in 2020 and a 10-year conventional facility of USD 1,100m, amortising over six years commencing in 2022
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The Government of Dubai's Department of Finance (DOF) today announced the successful completion of the US$2.45b, seventeen-year financing to complete the construction of Dubai Metro's Route 2020 extension project.
The project will cost AED 10.6b and envisages the construction of about 15 km extension of the Dubai Metro's Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station up to the site of the Expo, with seven stations as well as an upgrade to the existing metro network.
Expected to have significant social and economic benefits, the project will facilitate the passenger traffic including the Expo ......read more
Gulf economies on solid growth track with GDP growth in 2018 expected to expand at the fastest rate since 2015
March 22, 2018 UAE: According to ICAEW’s latest report (Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018), 2018 marks a turning point for Middle East economies, allowing recovery for both oil exporters and oil importers.
Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow 2.9% this year, up from 1.1% in 2017.
However, the accountancy and finance body says the political environment remains challenging and continues to pose a downside risk to headline growth.
Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, ICAEW’s partner and economic forecaster, says the region’s overall economic outlook looks positive this year and in 2019, thanks to the rising oil prices (forecast at US$67 per ......read more
21 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has announced the agenda for its 16th FIKR conference, to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, the conference will take place between the 10th and 12th of April at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
On the eve of the conference, the Arab Thought Foundation will release its 10th Annual Arab Report on Cultural Development, under the patronage of the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, H.E. Noura al Kaabi. The report, titled Innovation or Annihilation, Arab Scientific Research: Facts, Challenges and Horizons, will be launched during a ceremony on April 9th, at 11 ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: DP World and Tata part of India’s growth story and can benefit through shared knowledge and expertise
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, has met senior executives from India’s Tata Group to explore opportunities for cooperation, knowledge sharing and best practice.
Discussions covered logistics and supply chain operations, innovative customer care and creating high quality, sustainable services.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Jafza, and Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO, Dubai Trade.
Mr. Bin Sulayem outlined DP World’s operations across 40 countries, and its role in enabling trade across the global supply chain by providing industry-leading services, including ......read more
IGG, the first major UAE player to take part at the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018: IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 November later this year.
Under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, SNSR Expo is held under the theme of “shaping the future of national security & risk prevention” with the aim of bringing together international businesses together with the Saudi Government. The event will showcase ......read more
Dubai – 20 March 2018: Dubai Customs celebrated the International Day of Happiness on 20th March with 10 activities and initiatives in line also with the Year of Zayed. The events took part in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, number of directors and senior managers, and more than 500 employees and clients.
Musabih kicked off the “Let’s Create Happiness Together” activity, organized by Corporate Communication Department. Employees enjoyed their morning cup of coffee in a happy and cheerful ambience, and they had their pictures published on the social media with the hashtag #DubaiCustoms_Happiness
Director of Dubai Customs and the employees stood in front of the main entrance to form ......read more
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: Partnership strengthens ties between the UAE and Turkmenistan and opens doors for new collaborations in sustainable investment in Islamic economy
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan (TFEB) to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices in Islamic economy.
The signing ceremony took place during an official high-level Turkmen delegation visit to the UAE on 15 March 2018, headed by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan.
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC, and His Excellency Rahimberdy J Jepbarov, Chairman of TFEB, signed the MoU in the presence ......read more
Khalid Al Bustani: UAE tax system takes into account the real estate sector’s continued investment competitiveness
Bin Mejren: 85% of components in Dubai’s real estate sector are currently tax-free
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and Dubai Land Department (DLD) have confirmed that the UAE’s recently introduced VAT will have a limited impact on the real estate sector.
FTA and DLD have stated that all real estate transactions, with the exception of the sale of vacant commercial properties and commercial property leases, will be either not subject to or exempt from the 5% VAT, while leased commercial property will not be considered a supply during their sale by the taxable person and will therefore not be taxable.
His ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, 17 March 2018: Emirates is pleased to announce a successful execution of a US$600 million sukuk (Islamic finance issuance).
The issuance received a good response from both local and international investors.
The issuance of the Trust Certificates, in the principal amount of US$600 million will be repaid in an amortizing format over 10 years with legal maturity in March 2028.
The proceeds from the issuance will be used for general corporate purposes including aircraft financing and working capital.
Nirmal Govindadas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasury said: “We are pleased with the level and quality of interest in this Sukuk issuance.
Emirates continues to take a diversified approach to our long-term financing strategy and today’s issuance confirms the confidence of ......read more
Company releases second sustainability report with results on the Group’s economic, environmental and social impact
44.5% reduction in total number of Lost Time Injuries and a 26.7% reduction in Total Lost Day Rate from 2016 to 2017
In 2017, 57% of non-hazardous waste was recycled and diverted from landfill
15% of new hires were female and 53% increase in Emiratis employed
4 star-rating from Taqdeer Awards for worker welfare excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 March 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), the management company for one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, is the proud recipient of its first sustainability award at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards Ceremony 2018 in the ......read more
Ajman, UAE, March 15, 2018: AJMAN and Ukrainian Environmental expert who arrived in the country to participate in the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability” found dead in his room in the second of the conference which concluded on 7th March 2018.
The deceased who was identified as Dr. Serjiy Lavrynenko, professor at Technical University Kh.P.I presented his paper on the first day of the conference on “Formation of Hierarchical Zink Oxide Nanostructures for solar Energy converters and Photovoltaic” and then left early to his room in Ramada Hotel in Ajman.
He was contacted by the members of the scientific committee of the conference who asked him to come back, but he apologized and informed them he was unwell. They offered to take him to hospital, but ......read more
Bin Ghalita: The memorandum consolidates cooperation between government institutions and strengthens confidence in Dubai’s real estate market
Lootah: We are keen to provide an appropriate economic environment for competitive economic activity in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th March 2018: In line with its commitment to integrating government agencies and harnessing all expertise to enhance trust among real estate investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai through the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), DLD’s regulatory arm.
The MoU focuses on establishing a mechanism for monitoring and inspecting real estate facilities licensed by RERA.
Under the agreement, the Commercial Compliance & ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid highlights the importance of reading and education to a healthy and happy community
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa, Minister of Community Development for the UAE, highlighted the importance of a reading culture to the greater community as the Ministry of Community Development launched its UAE Month of Reading initiative, a comprehensive programme of events and initiatives aimed at maintaining an educated, cohesive and responsible society in the UAE.
The Ministry of Community Development has cooperated with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, and local authorities in an initiative which consists of 14 different activations and events throughout the month of March aimed ......read more
Dubai, March 11, 2018: Reinforcing its commitment to innovative knowledge-based societies and smart communities of the future, Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is participating in the Innovation Arabia Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.
Dubai Investments has taken centre stage at the exhibition through its subsidiaries MODUL University Dubai, University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] and the ‘Mirdif Hills’ project, being developed by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company [DIRC], a wholly-owned DI subsidiary. The exhibition, being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, continues till March 13.
The company’s participation in Innovation Arabia exhibition comes within the framework of ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 11 March, 2018: A new group of ‘Hybrid’ cities recorded by JLL as having clear attributes of either ‘Emerging World Cities’ or ‘New world Cities’, has placed Dubai among the world’s top destinations for FDI in the real estate market. In a new report by JLL titled, World Cities:
Mapping the Pathways to Success, ‘Hybrid’ cities are best epitomised by Dubai.
Dubai has been making progress in improving real estate transparency and as a result has witnessed high levels of foreign investor activity in the last cycle.
Earning its position as the most transparent real estate market in the Middle East in JLL’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI), Dubai has been termed as a ‘Hybrid’ city due to several initiatives to improve ......read more
Leading national security and resilience event consolidates its status as the most important gathering of its kind in the region
INSR’s focus on AI and cybersecurity sets the agenda for practitioners, businesses and governments
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2018 – The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) today concluded in the UAE capital, consolidating its status as the leading regional forum dedicated to homeland security.
The exhibition’s success is evident from the figures indicating a significant increase in participation by public and private sector entities over the previous edition in 2016:
30 per cent growth in government buyers
20 per cent increase in participating international ......read more
Abu Dhabi – March 10, 2018: G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, showcased augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the recently held International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which is a major boost to the security sector.
G4S presented a range of innovative smart security solutions including electronic monitoring system for offenders. G4S also replicated a security control room to give attendees a look into the system that ensures security and is capable of handling emergency situations at a place or event.
The AR smart glasses allow the officials to detect and single out offenders that are on the criminal or wanted lists in the UAE. The smart glasses create a red circle around the face of anyone with a criminal ......read more
UAE-based engineering consultancy marks International Women’s Day by highlighting the importance of women to the industry
Leading survey outlines opportunities available in thriving UAE construction sector
DUBAI, MARCH 8, 2017: DC PRO Engineering has marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by encouraging more women to take the lead in the region’s construction and engineering sector, insisting the booming industry needs them.
According to recent findings of the Pinsent Masons’ GCC Construction Survey, overall sentiment in the region’s construction sector has improved by approximately 7 per cent. The findings show that the UAE is still the GCC’s leading market and expected to record growth in 2018, with 38 per cent of respondents forecasting new opportunities this year, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018: Dubai Customs joined the international customs community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Convention
On this occasion, and in parallel with the World Customs Organization’s HS celebrations, the Tariff and Origin Department of DC held an event commemorating thirty years of remarkable achievements and success stories since the launch of the HS convention in 1988.
“The Harmonized System is the universal nomenclature for international trade, and we highly value the great efforts of our employees towards advancing customs work and efficiently implementing the WCO’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System,” said Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs.
“The HS is a ......read more
Leading French oil & gas companies to exhibit the latest sector innovations from
March 26th to the 28th in Muscat, Oman on Stand 4410
United Arab Emirates- March 7, 2018: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavillion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the Sultanate of Oman.
A renowned list of leading French oil and gas companies will be represented in the pavilion extending the latest knowledge, technologies and business opportunities to the attendees.
The expertise, technological skills and innovation capacity of France’s firms continue to reinforce the international reputation when it comes to supporting the oil and gas industry, placing the country high in rankings of European ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the formation of four new committees – the Auditing and Governance Committee, the Charity Work Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Endowment Development Committee – with the aim of improving efficiency, governance, and transparency.
The announcement followed the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, established by Resolution No. 3 of 2018 that was issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.
His Excellency Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair, Chairman of AMAF, presided over the meeting. Attendees included His Excellency Abdul Rahman Hareb Rashid Al Hareb, Vice Chairman, His Excellency Ali ......read more
Dubai, 6th March 2018: DHL, the world leader in express and logistics has extended their support through a logistical partnership with the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). As a logistical partner, DHL will transport shipments containing donated hair for wigs to selected locations in the UAE.
Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah in the UAE.
The organization is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get through the journey of cancer treatment, and delivers moral and financial support.
Geoff Walsh, Country Manager, DHL UAE said: “Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of DHL’s culture and making a real ......read more
UAE, February 26, 2018 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently highlighted the importance of commitment to instill generosity and other positive values among the young generation and make them as role models in advancing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of raising the UAE’s reputation as a leading nation in ......read more
In line with its continuous smart transformation and innovation programs and in support of the UAE Innovation Month this year, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will highlight its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2018 taking place at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah. ......read more
H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council.
The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 ......read more
Dubai – 22 February 2018: Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital ......read more
Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 – PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony.
Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of ......read more
21% rise compared to 2016
Dubai – 21 February 2018: Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:
The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.
The ......read more
19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab ......read more
UAE, February 18, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman's Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be ......read more
UAE, January 17, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai, has launched a new initiative ‘Leader's Challenge’ under the theme, ‘Adoption of Zayed's Thoughts and Leadership’ during a special discussion session organized by the SLC’s Creativity and Innovation department and hosted by the SLC Leadership Council at the ......read more
Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018
Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 - The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018: A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.
“Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and ......read more
As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 - Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, ......read more
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:
The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments
WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future
The World Government Summit has become one of ......read more
Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai ......read more
Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through ......read more
Happiness Economics professor Veenhoven: “government quality key condition for ensuring happiness”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Recent experience shows that governments can ‘nudge’ citizens towards a greater level of civic engagement and happiness, said Cass Sunstein, a leading advocate of behavioral economics, during the Global Dialogue for ......read more
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi announces the launch of the Global Happiness Policy Report
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Government policy and societal well-being are intertwined, the UAE’s Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing said at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness that got underway in Dubai today ahead of the sixth edition of the World ......read more
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning: SDGs are a reflection of cultural and spiritual philosophies
Positive psychology, happiness pyramids, Sustainable Development Goals – and ways to measure whether they work – are critical indicators, says Minister
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, joined His Excellency Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, for a high-level panel discussion ......read more
Whether you’re a small or large organization, you have an obligation to make a difference in the community
Happiness is about creating a work environment where ordinary people can do extraordinary things
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – The private sector can play a significant role in promoting and enabling happiness within societies, said ......read more
Over 500 people attend the Opening of Seaside Startup Summit in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 11 February 2018: Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the very first Seaside Startup Summit UAE officially inaugurated yesterday, on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. More ......read more
Established by the Dubai Future Foundation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Settlement Challenge works to reward the best ideas from around the world.
Dubai, February 10, 2018 – In its commitment to accelerating global space exploration activities, the UAE launches the Space Settlement Challenge; a dedicated seed grant fund that supports ambitious projects from all areas ......read more
HH Sharjah Crown Prince: UAE Innovation Month Inspires Public, Private Sectors to Adopt Innovative Thinking and Practices
SHARJAH, UAE, February 10, 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council and Sharjah Innovation Council, the Sharjah ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2018: Dubai Customs and the International Humanitarian City (IHC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on eLink and cooperation in exchanging information related to humanitarian aid and stocks.
The MoU was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and IHC CEO, Giuseppe Saba. It builds on the strategic partnership ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2018: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued Ministerial Decree No. 27 of the year 2018 concerning the registration and import of all types of pesticides (Chemical pesticides, biopesticide, organic pesticides, ready-to-use pesticides, pheromones, attractants, repellents, and additives for pesticide formulations). The resolution will ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 08, 2018: Etihad Aviation Group and Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs have collaborated to commemorate UAE Environment Day.
More than 80 people participated in the event, which took place at a farm in Bani Yas, and included tree planting and harvesting as well as a clean-up of the local neighbourhood by Etihad employees along ......read more
His Excellency Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stressed on the importance of enhancing the channels of cooperation between the UAE and Malaysia, especially in terms of trade and investment. Minister Al Mansoori shared that the significance of strengthening these ties is reflected in the key interest placed by UAE and Malaysian companies, as well as their respective ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018: On December 6 last year, TIME magazine announced its distinguished Person of the Year for 2017. Interestingly, and rather surprisingly, the #MeToo campaign and the people behind it grabbed the coveted honor.
Who could have predicted that ousted from the numero uno position would be the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin or Saudi Crown Prince ......read more
His Excellency Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that the business and investment relationship between the UAE and Malaysia is established on a strong base given the similar trends and drivers of economic growth in both countries, including manufacturing, new technologies, service and international trade sectors, innovation, research and development, as well as ......read more
UAE, February 6, 2018 - The Department of Economic Department – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has been awarded with three new ISO Certifications-- the ISO 9001:2015 Certificate for Quality Management Systems, the ISO 10002: 2014 Certificate for Customer Satisfaction and Guidelines for Complaints Handling in Organizations and the ISO 10004: 2012 Certificate for Guidelines for Monitoring and Measuring. ......read more
Statement-His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018: The United Arab Emirates celebrates the 21st National Environment Day, observed annually on February 4th, under the theme “Sustainable Production and Consumption” for the second consecutive year to continue efforts to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns ......read more
Canadian Specialist Hospital to contribute AED 10.5 million in 2018 in support of the Year-of-Giving
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: In support of the Year-of-Giving initiative, Canadian Specialist Hospital will be contributing 10.5 million dirhams for the treatment of 175 patients for dialysis and cataract surgery in the year 2018. The hospital will be offering half the price to ......read more
Period coincides with breeding season for sharks
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that shark fishing is banned during the period from Thursday, February 1 until June 30, coinciding with their breeding season. The ban is pursuant to the Ministerial Decree No. 500 for the year 2014 on Regulating the Fishing and Trading of ......read more