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Sharjah Chamber concludes its participation in the World Chambers Congress in Sydney

Signed an MoU with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and negotiated relations with various delegations Sharjah, September 23, 2017:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) concluded its participation in the 10th World Chambers Congress (ICC), held in Sydney, Australia, on September 19-21, by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SCCI also held fruitful meetings with a number of international delegations at the congress. This was SCCI’s fifth participation in a raw in the congress, which put it side by side with the delegations of 12 thousand chambers from over 100 countries around the globe. The congress is a unique international forum for the heads and officials of chambers of commerce around the world to exchange experiences and have open ......read more

UAE Hosts Bloomberg Global Business Forum and Leaders' Roundtable at 72nd UN General Assembly in New York focused on Integrating Climate and Humanitarian Action

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy is the solution for minimizing the impact of climate change and reversing the devastation of natural disasters   Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   Against the backdrop of the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Vitaly Vanshelboim, Assistant United Nations Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), hosted The Bloomberg Global Business Forum, held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.   The forum brought together government and business leaders, financial institutions, international organizations and academics to discuss solutions to ......read more

BCG Report Reveals the Six Imperatives to Empower Women Leaders of Tomorrow in the UAE

Gender inequality creates an average global income loss of 13.5%, seen highest in the Middle East and North Africa at 27% in comparison to Europe, evaluated at 10%   Dubai, September 20, 2017:   The subject of gender diversity is still an emerging one in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region – where levels of engagement differ across countries, industries, and organization sizes; hence, many organizations may be missing out on significant growth potential derived from having a diverse workforce. In the UAE, in particular, female participation has gone from 34% to 46% between 2000 and 2014, according to the recently release report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) entitled ‘How Organizations In The Middle East Can Stretch Their Diversity Spend’, the report discusses ways in which GCC organizations ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Highlights Humanitarian Initiatives to Help Patients with Financial Constraints

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on providing humanitarian initiatives for patients with financial difficulties in DHA hospitals. Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders. It provides customers with a direct platform to communicate with the leaders of the DHA and give their suggestions, feedback or complaints. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of the humanitarian and assistance department at the DHA received several queries via phone calls during the live one-hour initiative. He discussed various volunteering and donation opportunities to help patients in DHA ......read more

Sharjah's Unique Business Environment Is Making It Increasingly Attractive for FDI

Economic stability, information, supportive infrastructure and minimal business risk highlighted as key factors   Sharjah, 19 September 2017 The unique business environment that Sharjah and the UAE have been consistently offering foreign investors, and further developments that are being planned in the direction to make the market increasingly more lucrative for existing and new businesses were the focal point of the panel discussion that opened the Third Sharjah FDI on Tuesday, 19 September.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, the third edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum is taking place on September 19 and 20.  “FDI inflows into Sharjah in 2017 may grow by 15 percent, increasing the total value of FDI into the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Adopts New Methodology to Promote Staff

More than 1000 employees promoted since the beginning of this year.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced a new methodology for promotions in line with the laws and regulations of the Government of Dubai, and the Authority has built the methodology and mechanisms for its implementation in accordance with the principles of transparency and clarity.   Since the beginning of this year, more than 1000 employees were promoted. The DHA adopted the mechanism after in-depth analysis, reviews and has established a central committee constituting of experts from different departments.    The Dubai Health Authority has defined the scope and types of promotions.   H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health ......read more

Dubai Government Excellence Program Organizes the 10th edition of Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, November 7-8

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, 19 September 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Government Excellence Program under The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai is organizing the 10th edition of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices under the theme, “An Inspirational Government Shapes the Future and Achieves Happiness”.  The two-day event will be held at Dubai World Trade Center on November 7th and 8th, and features keynotes of high-level speakers, including Minister of State of Happiness H.E. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi and Former Saudi Ambassador to Japan H.E. Abdulaziz Turkistani. More than 2,000 leaders and experts in the ......read more

Dubai Science Park, The Executive Council of Dubai Set Blueprint for UAE Healthcare Sector

Five key opportunities have been successfully identified to develop the pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector as one of the targeted industrial subsectors of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030  Dubai Science Park collaborates with The Executive Council of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai South and Dubai Healthcare City Authority to identify, develop and promote opportunities in the pharma and medical equipment sector Nutraceuticals, blood plasma, 3D printing, super generics and next generation sequencing highlighted as representing unprecedented opportunities for Dubai’s healthcare sector Dubai’s industrial sector has seen “significant progress” this year following the implementation of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 with a forecast sector growth of additional AED18 billion by ......read more

Customs World strengthens ties with customs administrations around the world

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), has gone far to develop customs work around the world through contributing to customs performance development with tangible steps in supporting development plans in other countries to help them enhance their economic growth.  For this Customs World raised the tempo of its communication and visits to other countries to enhance ties of cooperation and partnership. Recently a customs development agreement was signed with Ghana following a preliminary visit by Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, and Adolphe Chaiban, Head of Development at Customs World to attend Port Efficiency Conference in the Ghani capital, Accra. Ghana organized this conference and invited Customs World to learn about the best practices ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “Partners' Happiness Lab”

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Within its efforts to enhance happiness in the government sector, Dubai Customs organized an event on 13 and 14 September under the name “Partners’ Happiness Lab”. The two event comes along the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who stressed commitment to make society happy.  The Lab generated a number of innovative ideas and initiatives which were discussed with the senior management team who directed the staff on how to implement and develop them to make partners even happier.   Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division, Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division, Farid ......read more

Dubai Customs gives out 100 school bags with help from people of determination

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed that people of determination (special needs) are an integral part of Dubai Customs work system. “We empower people of determination as part of our strategic plan. They can integrate easily within our teams, and for this we always provide them with the suitable tools and means” Musabih said during the “People of Determination on the Top” event organized by Ghayath Volunteer Team in cooperation with the CSR section.  The event saw people of determination from different government departments take part in distributing 100 school bags to students of a private school.    Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the wise leadership has ordered a number of initiatives and programs to empower ......read more

Four Strategic-level Government Agencies Move to Dubai Design District

Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017:   Four strategic-level government agencies – Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Sports Council, and Supreme Legislative Committee – relocate their offices to Dubai Design District (d3), the region’s first destination dedicated to design, located in the heart of Dubai in close proximity to Business Bay and Dubai Mall.  Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of d3, said: “We are pleased to welcome Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture, Dubai Sports Council and Supreme Legislative Committee to our ever-growing community. Their arrival cements the position of d3 as a cultural and strategic hub for government initiatives supporting the Dubai Plan 2021. These entities play a critical part in establishing Dubai as a vibrant and dynamic city that shapes culture, ......read more

Gourmet Gulf Raises AED 150,000 for children to ‘Make-A-Wish'

#RamadanWishes fundraising campaign brings happiness to critically ill children Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th September 2017:  Gourmet Gulf, one of the Middle East’s top F&B companies, has raised AED 150,000 for the non-profit organization Make-A-Wish® UAE. The fundraising campaign #RamadanWishes united seven of the UAE’s favourite restaurants to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Across Ramadan and through July, diners at Azkadenya, California Pizza Kitchen, Dalloyau, Panda Express, Texas De Brazil, The Hummingbird Bakery and Yo! Sushi, were invited to add a small donation to their restaurant bill. In the spirit of giving, the Gourmet Gulf team also contributed and actively raised funds for the campaign. Some of the wishes that have been granted include a ......read more

Dubai Land Department Signs an Agreement with Mashreq Bank for the ‘Tarweej' Real Estate Promotion Initiative

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank concerning banking solutions for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank. Commenting on the agreement, His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren commented: "We have reached this agreement with Mashreq Bank based on our mutual interest in supporting and strengthening our cooperation. Mashreq Bank is considered one of the UAE’s leading banking institutions, and with DLD’s proven track record in supporting the national economy over the past 50 years, we hope to work together to provide all ......read more

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Names Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as Official Host and National Premium Partner

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017 - WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 today announced the signing of an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, naming Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as its National Premium Partner and official host.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region edition of the event will run at ADNEC from 14 to 19 October. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), the organisers of the event, and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in the presence of senior ......read more

Appointment of Dr Roy CJ as the Hon. Consul, Slovak Republic and Opening of the Hon. Consulate of Slovak Republic in Bangalore on the 27 Sept 2017

Confident Group is proud to say our Founder & Chairman Dr Roy CJ has been Appointed as the “Honorary Consul” for Slovak Republic which is a European Union State. As the “Honorary Consul” he would be heading the Honorary Consulate of Slovak Republic which is situated in Bangalore with Jurisdiction of Karnataka & Kerala States.  This is a prestigious appointment since this appointment is done by the Government of Slovak Republic and ratified and recognized by the Honorable President of India. This is a Diplomatic Position with diplomatic powers and immunities for Hon. Consul’s as per Vienna Convention. I am the 1st NRI from UAE to receive this appointment and recognization from a Foreign Country and more importantly an European Union member State.  The Roles and Responsibilities of the ......read more

DeG wins Excellence Award for Arab Government Achievements

Accolade follows implementation of Zajel system to government correspondence Sharjah,16 September 2017:  Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) is celebrating winning a major government award for the quality of its services. The department - which works to enhance connectivity in Sharjah and to create preparations for a transition to a digitaly integrated society - was given the ‘Excellence Award’ for Arab Government Achievement’ for its successful efforts in implementing the ‘Zajel’ electronic correspondence across government departments in the emirate.  Noor Al Noman, Director of DeG, received the award at a high level ceremony held at the InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel, under the patronage of Eng. Yasser Al Qadi, Minister of Communications and Technology in the Arab Republic of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Provides AED92 Million for Extension of King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan

New outpatient building named after UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Center features state-of-the-art facilities, operates to highest medical standards  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017:   A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.   ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new outpatient building. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated the state-of-the-art medical facility, named after the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Royal Highness Prince Talal, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Prepares its Students for New Academic Year

Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2017:   For the 8th consecutive year and in line with the UAE’s Year of Giving, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Back-to-School program for its minor students to coincide with the start of the new academic year.  Under the patronage of the Dubai Public Prosecution, General Directorate of Civil Defense, and Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, the event witnessed the distribution of school stationery, merchandise, and other supplies to AMAF’s minor students, valued at AED40,000.  The program comprised educational and entertainment activities and workshops aimed at preparing AMAF’s children for the school year while reducing financial pressure on families. Mothers and caregivers also benefitted from advice on tried-and-tested methods to ......read more

Empower reinstates its position in carbon neutral practices

The company marks another milestone in carbon abatement     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 13, 2017:  Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received the official Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) cancellation certificate issued by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the successful offset of emissions during the IDEA District Cooling 2016 Conference, in cooperation with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE).   The cancellation certificate was presented to Bin Shafar by Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence. The certificate is an important milestone testifying Empower’s leading approach to green practices and reinstates Dubai’s ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change & Environment Organizes 1st Plenary Meeting for the Dubai Declaration Signatories

32 institutions have signed the Dubai Declaration so far MOCCAE presented each signatory with a memorial shield of the Dubai Declaration as a recognition of their efforts and commitments  Dubai, UAE: 12 September, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE) organized the 1st plenary meeting for the Dubai Declaration signatories, hosted by First Abu Dhabi Bank at JW Marques Hotel Dubai and in partnership with the Central Bank of the UAE. The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and representatives of UAE leading banks and financial firms who have signed the Dubai Declaration.   The Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance was launched during the UNEP FI 14th Global Roundtable, held in Dubai in October 2016, to ......read more

Emirates Post Issues Year of Giving memorial stamps

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  In connection with the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, that 2017 is the “Year of Giving”, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed to develop a comprehensive work frame to activate "Year of Giving 2017" by consolidating the culture of giving and charitable and humanitarian work in UAE. In cooperation with the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future and as a part of the initiative of "Good Post", UAE Post Group issues memorial stamps of "Year of Giving". The issuance of such stamps reflects the culture of charity and giving on which UAE's vision is based. This vision implies that culture should depend on the state's ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Risk Engine receives highest certification from Glnl

Dubai – Saturday 9 September 2017:  Dubai Customs has recently received a third level certification on its smart risk engine from the renowned Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.  The third level is the highest degree of certification the Institute provides. GInI is an international organization providing professional membership associations and certifications in the field of Innovation.  The Institute aims to advance individual careers and transform organizational achievements by advancing the profession of innovation leadership. It does this through its globally recognized standards, tools, publications, resources, professional development courses, certifications, applied research, and networking opportunities. Dubai Customs has worked hard to instill a culture of innovation amongst its staff as a step ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Conducts Surprise Inspection at Ajman Fish Market

Dubai-UAE: 07 September, 2017 – As part of a schedule of periodic field visits carried out by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to audit environmental, agricultural, livestock and fishery facilities in the UAE, the Fish Inspection Section at the Ministry’s External Audit Department conducted a surprise inspection at the Ajman Fish Market and its landing site.  The visit was organized in coordination with Ajman Municipality and the Ajman Fishermen Association to verify the compliance of the fish market with the federal fisheries legislation. The inspection team observed several violations of the Ministerial Decision No. 580 of 2015 concerning the prevention of fishing, selling and marketing of undersized fish. As per the decision, any fish caught by mistake that are smaller than the legally ......read more

Rohingya Muslims… An International Plea for Humanity

Innumerable speeches have been given on the subject of humanitarianism and the need to care for refugees. These powerful addresses have underlined how the global population is one big family whose members share a common destiny, with humanity being unable to advance its culture and civilisation unless it truly believes in these values. However, few of these speeches are turned into practical actions that face down persecution, challenge oppression and alleviate the suffering of displaced peoples around the world. Today, the plight of Rohingya Muslims is putting our humanitarian responsibilities to the test, despite these values having been shared by most of the world’s countries and becoming enshrined as international conventions.  The persecution, deportation and displacement of Rohingya Muslims stems from the worst ......read more

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Supreme Legislation Committee reviews legislative plan of Roads & Transport Authority…

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Ministry of Economy to strengthen economic & trade relations with Chad…

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DMCA continues training holders of marine driving licenses…

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Youth actions to conserve our biodiversity - Green Hope's Sunderbans project…

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UAE Research Program Team Discusses Leading Innovations in Rain Enhancement in Finland…

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Brazil to highlight potential investment opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah…

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DMCA celebrates Dubai Maritime Training Center's recent achievements…

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The Autism Rocks Support Centre Opens Its Doors In Dubai…

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UAE Space Agency discusses cooperation with Ministry of Climate Change and Environment…

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Dubai Public Library Receives a Delegation from Dubai Customs Knowledge Club…

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Dubai Land Department strengthens its partnerships with government entities…

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Dubai, UAE: 03 August, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) issued a circular to the concerned local authorities to ensure that the country's markets are free of contaminated eggs imported from the Netherlands. The Ministry also tightened the controls on shipments of eggs and other food products to ensure their safety and fitness for human ......read more

Barclays Sponsors UAE's First Government Accredited Entrepreneurship Programme…

The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme and Dubai Business Women Council offer tailor-made, certified courses aimed at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees   Dubai, UAE – August 1, 2017:  Barclays announced its sponsorship for the Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship programme, the UAE’s first government accredited initiative for entrepreneurs. The initiative aims ......read more

Dubai Chamber showcases emirate's potential as global industrial hub at INNOPROM 2017…

Chamber held more than 100 meetings with public and private sector stakeholders at INNOPROM 2017 in Ekaterinburg, Russia Event visitors informed about Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, Dubai Chamber services and support Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently participated in INNOPROM 2017, Russia’s largest international industrial trade ......read more

Department of Economic Development - Ajman and Ajman Cultural Center commits to maintaining ...…

UAE, July 29, 2017- The Sustainability Team of the Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently held a coordination meeting with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Center to help develop more ways and means aimed at reinforcing joint cooperation between the two government entities. The meeting focused on the development of key guidelines, standards and ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds First Stakeholder Meeting on National Air ...…

Dubai, UAE: 29 July 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) kicked off the process of establishing a national air emissions inventory in Dubai, holding the first stakeholder consultation for participants from both federal and emirate-level entities. The event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Energy, the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and ......read more

Kurita Leading water treatment sets up MENA HQ in Jafza…

Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2017:  Kurita, a leading Japanese company specialising in water treatment technology, has opened its regional headquarter in Jebel Ali Free Zone “Jafza” to serve its customers spread across the GCC and the Middle East. The company held an opening ceremony of their offices here in the presence of Michiya Kadota, President and Representative Director of ......read more

Arab leadership style can teach people worldwide lessons in teamwork…

Five ways global leaders can learn from Arab leadership styles, according to LBS expert   Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2017:  In the Middle East, it’s important to invest time in building business relationships. This is according to Randall S Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School. Although ......read more

Young Future Energy Leaders Group Visits BASF Headquarters in Germany…

Visit Included Trip to Europe’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sessions with Experts in Green Buildings and Solar Energy Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 July 2017: Eight members of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program visited the Ludwigshafen headquarters of the largest chemical producer in the world, BASF, to learn how innovations in chemical engineering are helping to solve some ......read more

Sharjah Summer Campaign boosts Sharjah's vision to become global tourism hub for cultural and ...…

July 26, 2017- The Emirate of Sharjah’s vision to become one of the world’s leading summer destinations and a global hub for family-oriented leisure and tourism received a new boost with the active participation of the local tourism and hospitality industry in the first ever Sharjah Summer Campaign. The initiative aims to position the emirate as an ideal summer destination for local, ......read more

Dubai Chamber shortlisted in 2017 World Chambers Competition…

Chamber has been nominated for the Best Unconventional Project Award and will present Dubai Innovation Index at 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney H.E. Buamim: Nomination is a recognition of Chamber’s strong commitment to supporting the development of business in Dubai Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named as a finalist for ......read more

Ajman's Al Zorah Nature Reserve Designated as Wetland of International Importance…

Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Al Zorah Nature Reserve in Ajman has been officially declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, making it the seventh site in the UAE on the Ramsar List.  The declaration recognizes the achievements of the UAE in the field of nature conservation and protection of endangered land and marine species. The Ramsar Convention, ......read more

Ministry of Economy discusses cooperative prospects with Japan…

Abu Dhabi, July 25, 2017: H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, the Ministry of Economy’s Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry, discussed various means for further developing economic and trade cooperation with Japan during a meeting held with H.E. Yasushi Akahoshi, President of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in Dubai. The two sides expressed their satisfaction with their ......read more

Dubai Chamber to participate in 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney…

12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries to participate in the biennial event H.E. Buamim: Our participation in the Congress falls in line with the Chamber’s strategy of exploring new opportunities for members and attracting global companies to Dubai Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it will be actively ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman conducts inspection of 1,307 business units for Q2 2017…

UAE, July 24, 2017-  The Department of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has successfully carried out the inspection of over 1,307 businesses in the emirate, which includes shopping centres, outlets, malls, shops and markets, during the second quarter of 2017. The department was also able to issue 246 violations against businesses ......read more

Dubai Chamber adds 8,900 new members in H1-2017…

New Membership grows by nearly 10,9% to reach 210,000 in the first half of 2017 Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports increase over 6% to AED 146.7bn Saudi Arabia is top export market for Dubai Chamber members 465,680 Certificates of Origin issued at a rate of around 2,500 per day The Chamber received 350 visiting delegations from 34 countries Dubai, UAE. July 23, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Government Grants US$18 Million to Strengthen Power Supply in Guinea…

Capital comes from US$90 million Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for Guinea Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President Centre to support West African Power Pool programme Project to serve more than 10 million people Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Accuracy of 4,871 Legal Measuring Instruments, ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out a series of inspections in H1 2017 to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments and pre-packaged products used in the Abu Dhabi market and ensure their compliance with the applicable standards. As part ......read more

Department of Economic Development - Ajman issues 1,052 new licenses during Q2 2017…

UAE, July 19, 2017-  The Department of Planning and Development at (DED-Ajman) has revealed the latest performance indicators covering the movement of business licenses issued by the Department of Registration and Economic Licenses. For the second quarter of 2017, the department released a total of 1,052 new licenses while 165 licenses were revoked or cancelled.  Official statistics ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Opens Nominations for 5th Edition of Islamic Economy Award…

Award Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in Line with Directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum   Dubai-UAE: 19 July, 2017 – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced the commencement of nominations for the fifth edition of the Islamic Economy Award (IEA).   Launched in 2013 ......read more

Empower extends support to ‘State of Green Economy' Report…

The sponsorship is a reflection of Empower’s years of success and adoption of innovative strategies to minimise the environmental impact   Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will extend its support to the ‘State of Green Economy’ Report by Dubai Carbon ......read more

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