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Dubai Customs to launch its events within 1st UAE Customs Week

Dubai, UAE, 16th, January 2018:  Dubai Customs is all geared up to launch its 1st UAE Customs Week 2018 from 21 to 25 January, following and building on the success of the last two editions of Dubai Customs Week.  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that the week is an opportunity to engage all segments of society in supporting and learning about customs work.  “It’s very important to help everyone learn the essential role customs departments in the UAE play to sustain economic growth and protect the country. This will help us serve our clients in a better way to achieve better growth following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Umrah Trip for 40 Minors, Mothers

Dubai-UAE: 16 January, 2018 –  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for a group of more than 40 Minors, mothers, and Foundation officials.  In line with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the initiative aimed to contribute to fulfilling the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to provide a nurturing environment for orphans through developing the alternative family care system.  The Foundation has organized multiple umrah trips for minors under its care as part of its annual plan for the past nine years. The latest seven-day trip comprised visits to the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as guided tours of historical ......read more

Abu Dhabi Unveils World's Largest Man-made Desalinated Water Reserve

Water storage recovery strategy to become blueprint for world’s desert zones Abu Dhabi: 16 January 2018:  Abu Dhabi today unveiled the world’s largest reserve of high quality desalinated water, se-cured in a network of 315 recovery wells lying up to 80 meters below the Liwa Desert. The wells are fed by one of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) longest water pipeline networks which runs the water from Shuweihat desalination plant at a rate of 7 million imperial gallons (ap-prox. 32,000 m3) / day over 27 months.  The reserve, which has at its core an infiltration and recovery system sitting atop a natural fresh water underground aquifer, was first investigated in 2002 and has been extensively researched by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). The project was undertaken as a collaborative venture between ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science promises new water security solutions

Unique initiative sets the pace in advancing research in an emerging field of science and technology Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018:  With global water security posing an increasingly urgent challenge, an international effort is underway to seek new ways of replenishing potable ground water and increasing existing water reserves.   The scale of the problem is illustrated by the World Health Organization’s estimate that at present, 844 million people lack access to a basic drinking water service and that half of the world’s population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025.  Unlocking the potential of scientific and technological innovation holds the key to sustainable water security. As part of the global efforts in this direction, the UAE has launched an initiative that has drawn international ......read more

Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018

ADSW visitors can experience a first-hand new public mobility solution developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and Hafilat Industry  New zero-emissions bus designed specifically for hot climates, with 150km range per charge Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2018 –  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018.    A template for future sustainable public transport solutions, the working prototype was jointly developed by Masdar and Abu Dhabi-based Hafilat Industry in collaboration with the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Technology partner Siemens provided the bus’s engine giving the vehicle a range of 150 kilometres per charge while minimising the size and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on Day One of CABSAT 2018

Dubai, UAE, 14 January 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General, Dubai Information Department visited du’s stand at CABSAT 2018 (#ZB2-A70) today. His Highness was received by Ahmed Al Muhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV Service Operations, and other representatives of the company’s senior management, who briefed him on how du is empowering its customers in the UAE with the latest in broadcasting technology. His Highness was also taken on a dynamic VR experience of du’s broadcast and media services at the telco’s stand.  During the event, the telco is demonstrating its managed broadcast and media services, and its integrated suite of satellite, fibre networks, media asset management and over-the-top (OTT) solutions for high quality management and ......read more

Bee'ah to add 50 all-electric Tesla Semi trucks to its transport fleet

Bee’ah is the first organization to order Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East 50 electric Tesla Semi trucks will arrive on UAE roads from 2020 Bee’ah is also bringing Tesla’s world-leading Powerpack Battery Technology to its state-of-the-art net zero energy headquarter The investment supports Bee’ah’s aim to be a holistic environmental management company  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - January 14, 2018:  In line with its efforts to provide a better quality of life in the Middle East, Bee’ah, the region’s fastest growing environmental management company, has underscored its unshakeable vision for sustainability by purchasing the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. The announcement was made in-line with Bee’ah’s participation at the ......read more

Green Hope empowers Syrian Refugee children

Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  The plight of Syrian refugees has been dominating news headlines for many months now. Every social media platform broadcasts haunting images of their sad plight, especially those of women and children, who inevitably suffer the most. Feeling sorry for them is no longer the solution and it is imperative that each and every member of civil society takes steps to alleviate their suffering as they have every right to a life of dignity like all of us. Youth organisation, Green Hope Foundation, believes in turning words into action and we decided to bring smiles to the faces of Syrian refugee children living in camps in Lebanon close to the border. We wanted this New Year to be very special for these children and with the help of our members collected a large consignment of clothes, woollens , books , ......read more

Second Cycle Awardees of UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Second Cycle Awardees set to bring their work to fruition

Three innovative projects seek to advance knowledge related toof rain and weather phenomena  Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018:  It is estimated that nearly three billion people around across the world globe are currently affected by water shortages. The dramatic scale of the challenge problem faced, which affects people living across all seven continents, is further illustratedunderscored by the fact that one out of every six people in the world today does not have regular access to clean drinking water.  Among As one of the many potential answers to this pressing sustainability challenge, the UAE has launched an initiative that stands out for its unique and innovative potential approach toin  addressing the pressing challenges enhancing of water security.   The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement ......read more

Dubai Customs' Director discusses bilateral cooperation with Canadian Consul General

AED 5b trade between Dubai and Canada Dubai, UAE, 13th January 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Canada and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.  “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Canadian diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs experise to the world” said Musabih. “Canada is an important trade partner to Dubai. The total value of mutual non-oil trade in the first nine months in 2017 was AED 5b. Imports had the lion’s share with AED 4.4b, followed by re-exports with AED 361m and exports with AED ......read more

Krypto Labs named Strategic Partner for World Future Energy Summit's CLIX

11 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Krypto Labs has been named as the Strategic Partner for the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, organisers of the event announced today. As the strategic partner for CLIX, Krypto Labs will highlight its facilities and services available to innovators and start-ups, as well as forming part of the judging panel, between January 15 – 18. With the UAE being home to 42% of the region’s 3,000 start-ups, the partnership between Krypto Labs and CLIX will bolster the growing entrepreneurial and innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Krypto Labs is a global incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking early stage start-ups. Krypto Labs provides innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world ......read more

Dubai Customs receives Azerbaikjani outgoing Consul General

Dubai – 07 January 2018:   HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received the Azerbaijani outgoing Consul General Parvez Ismayilzada in the presence of Alnoor Aleef, Azerbaijani Commercial Representative. He thanked Zada for his dedicated service in Dubai, and the meeting agenda included a discussion on the aspects of cooperation, trade growth opportunities and exchanging Customs experiences between Dubai and Azerbaijan.  Musabih pointed out trade with Azerbaikan has seen considerable growth in the last few years. Trade with Azerbaijan in the first 9 months of 2017 rose to AED 679m divided into imports with AED 4.3m, exports with AED 133.4m, and re-exports with AED 541.4m.  “We work towards enhancing mutual trade by facilitating customs services for Azerbaijani traders and investors. ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Art for Health' competition

UAE, January 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently launched the ‘Art for Health’ competition to raise awareness on lifestyle-related medical conditions and tap into young people’s creativity and innovativeness, to help address the growing health issues in the country. The competition seeks to help realize the objective of UAE Vision 2021 aimed at building a world-class health sector with robust preventive measures to reduce the cases of lifestyle-related diseases in the nation such as obesity, heart ailment, and diabetes.  To establish a globally accepted local health system, H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said the “Ministry is continuously strengthening its preventive measures, launching programs reducing lifestyle-related diseases; and ......read more

ADNEC Gears Up to Host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 January, 2018 –  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is finalising preparations to host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 and its co-located events including World Future Energy Summit (WFES), International Water Summit (IWS), Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony, the eighth session of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, and the EcoWASTE exhibition. Held 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, ADSW is the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East and one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. Set to run from 13 to 20 January 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, its upcoming edition, themed ......read more

UAE Bans Import of Live Birds from the Netherlands Following Outbreak of Highly Contagious H5N8 Bird Flu Strain

Dubai-UAE: 4 January, 2018 –  Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N8, in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that led to destroying more than 150,000 chickens, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures: Banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from the Netherlands.  Banned the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products and table eggs from the Flevoland province. However, thermally treated poultry products (meat and eggs) from all parts of the Netherlands have been cleared for import.   His ......read more

Green Hope ushers in 2018 with a Mangrove Conservation Campaign

Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  Youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , ushered in the new year with a conservation action campaign to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem which dot our coasts.The UAE has an extensive network of coastal mangroves which are under threat due to littering and pollution. Beachgoers leave behind tonnes of trash which get swept out to the mangroves, choking their roots and killing them. The fish, turtles and birds which live amongst these mangroves also die after ingesting this litter. Since these mangroves are located off the coast, away from public view, local residents are unaware of the impact their littering has. To address this issue members of Green Hope have been working to raise community awareness and organizing cleanup actions to rid the mangroves of their litter. This ......read more

Emirati Woman Marks ‘Year of Zayed' with Donation of AED5 Million to Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation's First Education Endowment

Tayeb Al-Rais: Donation complements previous contribution of AED20 million reiterating donor’s confidence in the Foundation’s humanitarian efforts   Dubai-UAE: 2 January, 2018 -  Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has received its first donation of AED5 million from a benevolent Emirati lady donor, Mrs Dawlat Mahmoud Al Mahmoud. Mrs Al Mahmoud’s donations were presented on behalf of her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash and herself. The donation complements her previous contribution of AED20 million last October 2017 towards the establishment of AMAF’s first-ever education endowment that seeks to finance the higher education of minors and orphans under the Foundation’s care. In a gesture of appreciation to the ......read more

Dubai Customs concludes Year of Giving building a mosque in Niger

Dubai – 28 December 2018:   Dubai Customs concludes its Year of Giving with an agreement with Dar Al Ber Society to build Martyer Mosque in Niger. The building will be financed from donations of Dubai Customs’ employees which reflects the great noble values that the UAE community stands for.  The agreement was signed at Dar Al Ber main office by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Hisham Ali Al Hashimi, Deputy Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. The agreement will see the Society carry out the building of the mosque and deliver to Dubai Customs in a year and half time. The mosque’s area will be 2,500 m2 and will have room for 800 worshippers.  Dubai Customs has carried out more than 40 charity and voluntary initiatives that targeted 30,000 people in ......read more

Emirates Post Group enhances postal services in time for P.O. Box renewals

December 27, 2017, Dubai, UAE; -   Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. Customers can now avail of these services when renewing their Post Office Box subscriptions. EPG encourages customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 31st January 2018.  “Emirates Post Group is constantly looking at strengthening its products and services. Ensuring that our offerings combine convenience and efficiency echoes the wants and needs of our customers,” said Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer of EPG. “We are investing in our outbound and inbound postal and logistical solutions to provide value-added services that will support individuals as well as the operational needs of ......read more

ENEC Partners with Al Dhafra Festival in Abu Dhabi to Promote Environmental Sustainability and Highlight UAE's Cultural Heritage

ENEC offers visitors a range of educational activities to learn about peaceful nuclear energy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has sponsored and partnered with the Al Dhafra Festival, taking place in Madinat Zayed, in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, until 28 December. This initiative comes as a part of ENEC’s continued efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra Region and the achievement of the Abu Dhabi Plan. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Al Dhafra Festival is organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee to promote Emirati heritage and preserve the UAE’s ......read more

Nikai Group Sponsors a classroom at the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones and Assistive Technology for the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs

Dubai, December 24, 2017: As part of Nikai’s yearly CSR endeavors, Mr. Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of the Nikai group of companies, has recently adopted a classroom of the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones in Dubai, providing various materials and equipment to students with varied ability levels. Nikai has committed to donate Assistive Technology Equipment to Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in Dubai. The group decided to give the charitable donations that will be used for the benefit of students in both the Centers, in line with the Government’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative announced by the UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  Along with the donations, Mr. Shahdadpuri also presented the Best Teacher’s Award to Ms. Sonia Creado of Al Noor ......read more

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED)

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED) announces the launch of TIP Healthcare Awards for Technology and innovation pioneers  Abu Dhabi 21st of Dec. 2017: In-line with United Arab Emirates leadership vision, and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 plan, healthcare is identified as one of the key strategic pillars. With a vision to position Abu Dhabi as a center of excellence and innovation in Healthcare, the DoH in partnership with the initiating entities of TIP Ministry of Economy and DED, Abu Dhabi, are proud to announce the launch of the “TIP Healthcare Awards”.  The TIP Healthcare Awards aim to establish a sustainable world-class platform to encourage quality and competitive, healthcare ......read more

Abu Dhabi University, Emirates Islamic Explore Opportunities to Support Students in Obtaining University Degrees

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 December, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), hosted a delegation from Emirates Islamic bank to discuss opportunities to support ADU’s students financially in obtaining their university degrees. The visit aligns with ADU’s vision of empowering young people to shape the future through providing them with all relevant support.  His Excellency Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, welcomed the delegation of high-level bank executives, led by Awatif Al Harmoody, General Manageroperation Governance of  Emirates Islamic, at the University’s Abu Dhabi campus. Representatives of ADU’s and Emirates Islamic’s senior management also attended the meeting.  Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri said: ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches UAE Green Jobs Program

Investing 1-2% of GDP per year in greening the economy would create up to 165,000 new jobs by 2030 Dubai-UAE: 23 December 2017 –   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the UAE Green Jobs Program at the first stakeholder workshop on the subject convened at its headquarters in Dubai. Nurturing talent and employment for the prospective green industry is considered as one of the prerequisites for the successful transformation toward a green economy in any country. The UAE Green Agenda 2030, the action framework for the country’s green economy transformation approved by the Cabinet in 2015, dedicates one of its twelve programs to the Green Jobs Program.  In partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), MOCCAE starts the Green Jobs Program by taking ......read more

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Hails Decision of HH Ruler of Sharjah

SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, December 21, 2017:  Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, has thanked and lauded His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his extraordinary decision to generously raise the salaries of all UAE citizens employed by the Government of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said this gesture comes as one of many others made by His Highness for the purpose of providing the people of Sharjah with a decent life and helping them with the various burdens of life. He emphasised that in addition to enhancing the living standards of Sharjah Government employees, the salary increase would have a positive impact on their performance. The Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council confirmed that investment ......read more

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Dubai Maritime City Authority praises UAE's historic IMO's Category B Membership victory …

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Dubai Customs' Consultative Council discusses means of boosting cooperation in 2018…

Dubai – 11 December 2017:  Chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs (DC), Chairman of Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council, the Council’s third meeting in 2017 convened recently and was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council. Boosting cooperation and partnership between DC and business and trade groups in Dubai was one of ......read more

Empower highlights commitment to save human lives in latest blood donation drive …

December 10, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently participated in the blood donation drive in collaboration with various sectors in Dubai including the Dubai Police, Al Ameen, Dubai Health Authority and Blood Donors Kerala – UAE, as part of the company’s continuing corporate social ......read more

DuPont Sustainable Solutions Recognized as Top EHS Consulting Brand …

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Hitachi & Eros Group to Donate Air Purifiers as part of its CSR programme…

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Emirates Post Group Issues “Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival” Commemorative Stamps…

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UAE Marks Effective Global Engagement at 3rd UN General Assembly in Nairobi…

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The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Determination…

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Empower announces support for first-ever edition of UAE Ski and Snowboard Championship…

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Green Hope on Former US Vice President Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality telecast…

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Massive Economic Losses another Consequence of Violence against Women…

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Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria wins International Children's Peace Prize 2017…

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Statement of Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Empower on International Volunteers Day…

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4th Hospitality Industry Forum calls for innovation in Sharjah's tourism sector…

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UAE is first Arab Country to win Category B Membership of IMO Council…

UAE, December 2, 2017- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now become the first Arab country to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. The win was the triumphant result of an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. ......read more

Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime highlights UAE's competitive advantages before ...…

UAE, November 29, 2017 - His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Eng. Abdullah Salem Al Kathiri, Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport (FTA), showcased the UAE’s major contributions towards promoting the international maritime system and highlighted its active role in implementing the conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and driving more growth in ......read more

CEO Empower Ahmad Bin Shafar Statement on Commemoration Day…

“In the observance of Martyrs’ Day, we at Empower commemorate with the whole nation the martyrdom of our dear brothers who have embraced the mission to protect our country. It is humbling to remember that they sacrificed their lives to protect the spirit of the nation, of humanity, of peace and the right of every being to live. Their courage is a fitting reminder of the greatness ......read more

Statement of His Excellency Ahmad Saeed Bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme ...…

“On the UAE Martyrs’ Day, we stand with pride to mark the great battles that the UAE armed forces have faced in the fields of honor and glory, raising the banner of loyalty as we commemorate our martyrs who sacrificed their blood. Our martyrs are paving the way for a radiant future for the UAE and for the whole world. Our commemoration of this dear occasion is a genuine expression of ......read more

Dubai Customs wins at UAE Ideas 2017…

Dubai – 29 November 2017:  Dubai Customs won the Innovation Shield at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 which was held on 19th November 2017 at Grand Hyat Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates 46th National Day…

UAE, November 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) celebrated the UAE’s 46th National Day at its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, medical areas, hospitals and health facilities in the presence of H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Advisor to the UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman joins whole nation in celebration of 46th UAE National ...…

UAE, November 28, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) joins the whole nation in its celebration of the 46th anniversary of the founding of the country's union-highlighting the sense of pride and belonging of both citizens and residents as the UAE continues to shine as a global model for growth, progress and development. In line with this, a special celebration was ......read more

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority Leverages Common Data Environment to Advance Integrated ...…

November 27, 2017 - The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for the planning and provisioning of an integrated transport system capable of achieving Dubai's vision of safe and smooth transport for all. As one of RTA’s strategic and primary business units, its Rail Agency was created to provide all modes of railway transportation and to help ease congestion within Dubai. ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda…

Sharjah, 28 November, 2017:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda from the 3rd to the 9th of December, in cooperation with Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi and Saudi Exports Development Authority, aims to strengthen economic relations, raise the rate of trade exchange and establish new and promising investment partnerships ......read more

Empower CEO and Trane President Discuss Research & Development to Enhance District Cooling Sector …

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has stressed on the important role that Research and Development (R&D) plays in the continuing efforts to improve and enhance the district cooling sector. The company’s CEO, Ahmad Bin Shafar, emphasized the need to further consolidate Dubai’s position as a ......read more

Dubai Customs signs agreement to provide IT expertise to Dubai Municipality…

Dubai – 27 November 2017:  In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hands over AED400,000 to Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing ...…

Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated an amount of AED400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Corporate ......read more

Dubai Customs launches IPR Award 2017-2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education…

Dubai – 26 Nov 2017:   Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.  Participants in the press conference pointed ......read more

The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment Receives Platinum Accreditation from Ideas UK…

In recognition of the efficiency of its institutional innovation management system,  Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has strengthened its track record and global competitiveness in the management of the institutional innovation system by receiving the platinum accreditation from Ideas UK, a company specialized in evaluating ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals improvements on ‘Wareed' system to further enhance its ...…

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the implementation of new improvements on its ‘Wareed’ system, an electronic healthcare information system (HIS) that virtually links all the Ministry’s healthcare facilities in Dubai and the Northern Emirates by automating all healthcare processes across various departments. The new enhancements are expected to enhance ......read more

75% of Empower's 85,000 customers embraces ‘e-services' of the company …

November 22, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, ......read more

UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment Convenes Fourth Meeting…

Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017:  The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. His Excellency Dr Thani bin ......read more

Empower Sponsors ‘Open Day' at Rashid Centre and joins National Day Celebrations …

November 21, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it is sponsoring for the second year the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones’ ‘Open Day’ which will be held on December 15, 2017 to celebrate the works of the students in Dubai. As Gold Sponsor, Empower will provide financial ......read more

UNICEF, WHO and UAE Officials Gather in Dubai for the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the ...…

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother” H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.” Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience 20 November 2017 – ......read more

Dubai Municipality starts geotechnical investigation for Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project…

Multi-billion dirham project to construct more than 70km of tunnels as part of broader development of modern city infrastructure geared to population growth Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2017:  Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee participates in ‘Motori' workshop…

UAE, November 20, 2017 – In line with the commitment of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) to empower its female employees, the SLC’s female staff participated in the ‘Motori’ workshop held at the headquarters of the Samurai Eagle General Trading in Dubai. Launched by Kaltham Al Ketbi and supported by Emirates NBD and ......read more

Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce reveals hike in sales to the region…

UAE, November 20, 2017 –  Brazil's total exports rose by 19.85 per cent from USD 153.07 billion in 2016 to USD 183.46 billion from January to October 2017, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Of this total, 6.23 per cent corresponded to Arab countries, which together accounted for USD 11.43 billion to surpass the previous year’s USD 9.34 billion by ......read more

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