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Dubai Customs Launches Month-Long Breast Awareness Campaign

Dubai – 24 October 2020:  In conjunction with the breast cancer awareness month, and as part of its social commitment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Women’s Committee, launched an awareness campaign titled “You Have the Power”.  The campaign introduced a number of health awareness activities over the month of October including 3 health awareness video conferencing lectures that covered a number of topics related to breast cancer and means of prevention.  One of the lectures, which were attended by 300 female employees, was presented by Aisha bin Huwaireb Al Muhairi who hosted a lady to talk about her recovery from breast cancer. Dr. Isaaf Hasan Ba Rahma, Consultant and head of general surgery section at Dubai Hospital presented a lecture about means of protection and treatment, and the ......read more

Dubai Customs Solves 170 IPR Disputes in 9 Months in 2020

Dubai, UAE – 21 October 2020:  Dubai Customs solved 170 intellectual property disputes between January and September 2020 including 109 disputes between April and September, which was marred with the spread of the Covid-19 and lockdowns locally and internationally.  This reflects the high level of commitment from Dubai Customs side to fight counterfeiting despite the presence of these challenges and their direct impact on inspection operations.  “Fighting these counterfeit goods and preventing their entry into the country is very important, especially during the pandemic,” said Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most ......read more

Jebel Ali Customs Center Makes 103 Seizures and 104,700 Inspection Operations in 8 Months

Dubai – 20 October 2020: Jebel Ali Customs Center, part of Dubai Customs’ Sea Customs Centers Management, thwarted 103 smuggling attempts in the first 8 months of 2020 (Jan-Aug).  A total of 104,074 inspection operations were done and 144,025 containers were scanned in this period.  Prohibited goods, which were seized by the Center, varied to include 33,930 kg of sandalwood, which is in violation of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Another seizure included 53,760 narcotic pills packed in 32 boxes, and another one included the narcotic (paan) substance packed in 5.5 million plastic bags and hidden in 92,400 boxes.   “We developed our inspection systems to ensure best effective ways of thwarting smuggling of prohibited goods,” ......read more

DLD Fines 10 Real Estate Companies and Warns Another 30 for Not Adhering to Advertising Requirements

• The fines are progressive and start from AED 50,000 • RERA urges those wishing to own property to verify the advertisement sources and licences before proceeding and paying any money   Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2020: The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), at Dubai Land Department (DLD), has implemented inspection campaigns aimed at auditing advertising permits and ensuring that various parties adhere to the circulars and laws enforced in the emirate. During the aforementioned campaigns, RERA fined 10 real estate companies and warned 30 others for not adhering to the advertising requirements.   DLD clarified that each fine is valued at a progressive AED 50,000, stressing that it may reach the stage of cancelling the licence of the violating real estate company. The violations committed comprised three ......read more

Dubai Customs Supports Economic Decision Making with 2,134 Trade Statistical Reports in First 9 Months

Dubai, UAE – 19 October 2020: On the World Statistics Day, which is celebrated around the globe on 20 October 2020 under the theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust”, Dubai Customs revealed that it has generated 2,134 statistical reports on Dubai’s foreign trade during the period from January till September this year.   These reports were furnished to government and private sector organizations to help decision makers make informed decisions based on accurate statistical data, enabling them to formulate sound future strategies and forecasts of potential trade growth for different commodities, sectors and markets.   “The celebration of the World Statistics Day aims to promote the importance of trust, authoritative data and innovation in statistical systems,” said ......read more

Statement from Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, on World Statistics Day 2020

United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:  Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), states that World Statistics Day 2020 highlights the need to develop the science of statistics. Al Suwaidi said that with the availability of huge amounts of data – across all fields – comes the urgent need of human capabilities to produce accurate statistical data that adds value and supports progress.  Al Suwaidi said: “Today, our professional community celebrates World Statistics Day under the banner ‘Connecting the World with Data we can Trust.’ Accurate, reliable and up-to-date statistical information is fundamental, especially in light of the world’s rapid changes. Relevant statistical data is no longer a luxury, but a prerequisite for ......read more

Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules

First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.  Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more

Sharjah Sports Club Names The Big Heart Foundation as Humanitarian Partner

SSC will be working strategically to support the humanitarian efforts of TBHF Sharjah, October 15, 2020:  The fact that sports and philanthropy have a similar power to bring people from all walks of life together, to stand behind a cause has been proven, once again, as the Sharjah Sports Club (SSC) signed a cooperation agreement today (October 15) with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide.   With the signing of the agreement, SSC has named TBHF as its Humantarian partner . Under the agreement, SSC will be supporting and promoting all activities and messages that TBHF designs and implements in order to create a better future for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide.  The sports club will ......read more

Advanced Online Channels Help Reduce Dubai Customs' Customer Services Centers

Dubai – 17 October 2020:  Dubai Customs made another success story- thanks to the fruitful cooperation with its clients and strategic partners- as it raised the percentage of online services to 99.3%, completing 7.2m transactions during H1, 2020, growing 38.5% compared to 5.2m transactions in the corresponding period last year. This has led to reducing time and effort on clients and reduced cost on businesses.  With this in mind, Dubai Customs, following its digital transformation policy, announced the closure down of some customer service centers, while boosting services at its open centers to meet the needs of all clients. Clients can access Dubai Customs services through a number of channels made available by the government department including the website, smart applications, and self-service ......read more

Dubai Customs Wins 7 Ideas America Awards 2020

Dubai – 14 October 2020:  Dubai Customs bagged 7 new Ideas America Awards that crowned their many successes in 2020. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs honored the winners in a virtual honoring ceremony.  The Government Department deserved these awards in recognition of its noticeable efforts in advancing corporate innovation worldwide for the categories announced by Ideas America in its virtual training summit on 25th September.  The awards included 4 in innovation and 3 for distinctive executives and employees, including the first place (Gold Award) in Idea of the Year (Team Category) which went to Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs and his team for their leading project: the Cross Border e-Commerce. The innovative platform utilizes ......read more

Expo Khor Fakkan Gears Up for Launching 10th Wedding Show 2020

Sharjah, October 13, 2020:  The Expo Khor Fakkan continues its preparations for launching the 10th edition of the Wedding Show which will kick off on 28 October and lasts until 31 October, amid broad participation of the UAE brands specializing in fashion, wedding accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, and abaya. The Wedding Show is a unique opportunity for each bride to learn about the latest fashion lines from wedding dresses, evening dresses, elegant abayas, perfumes, and cosmetics. It also caters for brides and women who are passionate to get acquainted with the latest trends in the fashion world and wedding coordination and preparation, in addition to meeting makeup artists. “The resumption of exhibitions, with the most stringent precautionary and preventive measures in place for the health and safety of everyone, will ......read more

Mansoor Bin Mohammed Issues Decree Making It Mandatory for Local Dubai Sports Clubs to Appoint Emiratis as Assistant Coaches in First Teams of All Team Sports

Decision aims to empower national coaches and help develop their skills   United Arab Emirates,  October 13, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has issued Decree No. 4 of 2020, which makes it mandatory for all government clubs of Dubai to appoint an Emirati assistant coach for all their first teams, in all team sports, starting with the current 2020-21 season. His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed has directed the clubs and sports companies in Dubai’s public sports sector to expedite and start with the recruitment process immediately, selecting Emirati coaches to join their first teams’ technical staff and providing them with all the necessary tools and training to succeed. The aim of the decision is to enable Emirati ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Tackles Key Industry Challenges and Opportunities

Leading industry players shared insights on strategies to enhance the economy and the maritime transport sector in the GCC Region   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2020: DP World, UAE Region, a premier logistics company and a leading enabler of trade, was a part of the CEO Forum: Challenges and Future Opportunities for Ports and Shipping in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Virtually held on October 6, 2020, the event united industry experts who shared insights on the hurdles faced due to the current COVID crisis and elaborated on favourable opportunities in the region.  The panel of speakers included H.E. Sheikh Yousef Al Abdullah Al Sabah Al Nasser Al Sabah, Director-General, Kuwait Ports Authority and President, Arab Sea Ports Federation, Kuwait; Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals - DP ......read more

WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally

For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of the world’s biggest travel companies, and private sector leaders from the G20 countries During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing a ......read more

Newly Launched Chamber Connect Series Highlights Global Chambers' Response to Covid-19

• Hosted by Dubai Chamber, the virtual series brings together chamber leaders and members to share knowledge, best practices and solutions.   • Inaugural event attended by 200 participants from 58 countries, including chamber leaders and representatives from member companies.   • H.E. Buamim: Pandemic has underlined the vital roles that chambers play in supporting their respective business communities with value-added services, expertise, digital transformation and advocacy.     United Arab Emirates,  October 11, 2020:  Chambers of commerce around the world tackled new challenges created by Covid-19 by pivoting their services and offerings in line with the changing needs of their members, chamber leaders said at a recent virtual event kicking off the Chamber Connect ......read more

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Named Winner of 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

The honour comes in recognition of the chamber’s leading role as a responsible entity towards the society Sharjah, October 7, 2020:   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has won the 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the category of public sector organization/ departments. Organized by the Arabia CSR Network, the award is the first-of-its-kind initiative to gain the support of the leadership of Dubai, the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programme, the League of Arab States, and a wide host of private sector entities. The SCCI was crowned winner of the public sector organization/ departments category during a ceremony held yesterday (Tuesday) at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel under the patronage of H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi: We Must All Share the Responsibility of Educating Women Around the World

Her Highness was speaking at a private virtual dialogue organized by UNHCR ahead of the unveiling  of the overall winner of the 2020 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award   United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has called on the international community to make education of refugee girls a top priority.  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher was  addressing a private, all-women virtual panel session organized ahead of the unveiling of the overall winner of the 2020 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award recently by UNHCR, titled ‘Keeping refugee women and girls safe’, to ......read more

Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery

The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups. United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of Beirut with a force equal to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Homes collapsed, high rise buildings were reduced to hollow frames and the streets for miles around were strewn with rubble. The blasts resulted in massive human loss, with more than 190 ......read more

Virtual WETEX & Dubai Solar Show Promise a Unique Experience for International Exhibitors & Visitors Using the Latest Global Technologies

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2020:  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) 3D virtual Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show, which it will organise from 26 to 28 October 2020, will use the latest technologies to provide a unique experience for international exhibitors and visitors,. The announcement was made at a virtual press conference held by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show. The conference was held on the virtual platform that will be used for the exhibition. A number of officials from the UAE and abroad attended the virtual press conference. During the conference, Al Tayer said that, 1,049 companies from 52 countries are participating in the virtual exhibition so far, ......read more

International Space City to Create 1 Million Arab Women Space Entrepreneurs

United Arab Emirates,  October 06, 2020:   International Space City, the world’s first virtual commercial city dedicated to advancing the business of space, has launched Spacehackers, an initiative to create 1 million Arab women space entrepreneurs. Under the campaign ‘Inspire Generations’, the initiative intends to provide online training and guidance to support 1 million Arab women launch their own space-related and responsible business in three key areas: law & ethics, social impact and trade & business.   Spacehackers is an online, six-week leadership and mini-MBA training programme that will provide participants with the tools, entrepreneurial mindset, and community support needed to turn an idea into a business idea and become one of the future leaders of the global space ......read more

UNHCR and UAE Fintech Ziina Raise Funds for Beirut's Blast Victims

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 5, 2020: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in partnership with Ziina, the UAE’s first licensed social peer-to-peer (P2P) payment application, has launched a fundraising campaign to help families impacted by the two deadly Beirut explosions on August 4th.   The fundraising campaign will run from October 4th to November 30th. UNHCR and Ziina aim to raise funds for 500 families who were worst-affected by the Beirut blasts. A donation of 368 AED helps one affected family make essential repairs to their home.  Anyone with a UAE bank account can donate by simply downloading and registering on the Ziina app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Users can donate in just a few taps, by selecting UNHCR, entering an amount and description, and tapping ......read more

The Museum of the Future – A 7-Story, 177-Meter Tall Pillarless Building with a Facade Comprising 1024 Robot-Made Pieces

• Final Piece of the Facade of the World's Most Innovative Building, Museum of the Future, installed in the Presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai • The Museum will be a prominent display of futuristic architecture • Autodesk Design Software company classifies the 30,000 sqm iconic architectural marvel as the world's most intricate building • The facade is made up of 1024 robot-made pieces.  Solar panels powering the Museum with 4000 MW • A 17,000 sqm facade lit with quotes of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The quotes by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid include: o "We may not live for hundreds of ......read more

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence Becomes a Patron of The Zay Initiative

UAE’s Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence will help sustain the legacy United Arab Emirates,  October 05, 2020:   The Zay Initiative is delighted to announce that H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence, is now patron of the organization. As a patron he will act as a figurehead of the organization in the UAE, supporting with speeches and events.  The Zay Initiative a non-profit, UK registered initiative is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage through the collection, documentation and digital archiving of Arab historical attire and their stories. Its’ goal is to empower and sustain global cross-cultural dialogue to inspire creative minds. “I am very happy to offer my support to an organization that builds up public awareness and ......read more

SCCI, UoS Launch 5th Sharjah Chamber Award for Innovators

Sharjah, October 5, 2020:  The University of Sharjah, UoS, and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, have launched the 5th edition of the Sharjah Chamber Award for Innovators, which is organized by the UoS and sponsored by the SCCI. Featuring 8 new scientific fields in the categories of innovative projects and specialized academic research, the AED 100,000-award is targeting the creative and innovative students from UAE universities and grade 12 students from the Emirate of Sharjah. This was stated in a virtual press conference in the presence of HE Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI, Dr. Salah Al Haj, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, UoS, Dr. Amal Al Ali, Chairman of the Award Organizing Committee, and a number of deans ......read more

Masala King, Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Steps in to Help Detained Indians in Jeddah,Saudi Arabia

700 detained Indian workers in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Jeddah city freed. Food and logistical support provided for them to return to their homeland United Arab Emirates,  October 04, 2020:  The time has come for all of us to provide a big salute and recognise the efforts of  Masala King Dr. Dhananjay Datar, CMD, Al Adil Trading Co. LLC. UAE for his all-out efforts to free 700 detained Indian workers in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Jeddah city.  He also offered them food, medical help and logistical support to return to their homeland. Dr. Datar, with this noble work, not only proved himself as a friend in need but also upheld India’s prestige. All the evacuated workers, after landing in India recently, expressed their gratitude with tearful eyes by saying, ‘He is truly Al Adil (A ......read more

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Swimming Pool Shut Down by Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy for Violating COVID-19 Protocols…

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Expo Centre Sharjah Delays Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show (WJMES) to April 2021…

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Serco Middle East Commemorates the 11th Anniversary of Dubai Metro and Partnership with RTA…

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• Certain businesses are to be exempt from penalties incurred during lockdown • 50% exemption for nurseries on trade license renewal fees • 25% exemption for establishments that closed to allow their facilities to be used for quarantine purposes  • 50% exemption for RAK Airport facilities that have no alternative locations     Ras Al Khaimah, ......read more

Ministry of Economy discusses plans with SCTDA to boost tourism …

Ministry underscores tourism’s role in advancing UAE’s long-term development plans and building future economy Abu Dhabi, 24 August 2020: H.E Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; H.E Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs; and H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, met with H.E. Khalid Jasim Al ......read more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and UNHCR Partner to Bring Skills Development and ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2020:   The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) announced today a partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to provide access to the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) to UNHCR’s persons of concern in the UAE with the objective to help them gain skills that will guide them on their paths to employment and improved ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme Marks its 25th Year with a New Milestone…

• 76 falcons are released in Republic of Uzbekistan during the pandemic, with the programme’s total releases crossing the 2,000-mark since its launch in 1995     Abu Dhabi, 24 August 2020: Despite the current challenges posed by the global pandemic, 76 falcons have been released into the wild this year as part of the Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP), ......read more

Mansoor bin Mohammed: Directives of our Wise Leadership are the Main Pillars of Dubai Sports ...…

Dubai Sports Council set Strategic Plan for 2021-2030 to increase achievements, prepare for the future, and create a distinguished and happy sports community   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has saluted the vision of the country’s wise leadership and stressed ......read more

MoHAP Inaugurates Kyowa Kirin International Regional Office in the UAE…

• Ministry of Health eyeing to increase the number of scientific offices to 85 by 2021 • Kyowa Kirin focuses on producing kidney diseases, oncology, and immunology medicines     Dubai, August 22, 2020:  HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, inaugurated the ......read more

Sharjah Ruler: We Will Continue Our Role in Supporting Refugees Around the World…

Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support 2020 awarded to Tumaini Letu, founded by refugee poet & artist, Trésor Nzengu, in Malawi’s Dzaleka Refugee Camp       • Awarding ceremony was broadcast live on all social media platforms of The Big Heart Foundation • HH Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi: Sharjah stands by the victims of conflicts, ......read more

Ajman Free Zone recognizes outstanding contributions made by employees serving in frontline teams…

Event is part of World Humanitarian Day celebrations August 19, 2020: Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) recognized the outstanding contributions made by its employees serving in the frontlines, particularly those assigned to the Crisis and Disaster Management Team, the Security Team and the Emergency Team.  The special honoring ceremony, which coincided with the celebrations for World Humanitarian ......read more

Dubai Customs Handles 10m Bags, Carries out 472 Seizures at Dubai Airports in H1…

Dubai – 18 August 2020:  Dubai Customs Passenger Operations Department revealed that it has handled 10.2 million pieces of baggage for 5 million passengers through 44,358 Dubai-bound flights during the first half of this year.  In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the department in cooperation with airport stakeholders has implemented and constantly checked the mandatory ......read more

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi Breaks Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles…

CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.   18 August 2020:  CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 ......read more

Dubai Cruise Industry Ready to Set Sail Again, Webinar Hears…

In Collaboration Between Dubai Tourism, DP World & Emirates Airline     ● Stakeholders and officials optimistic industry will return to normal this Fall ● Health and safety protocols for cruise tourism sector to be ready soon    Dubai, UAE, 18th of August 2020:  P&O Marinas, a DP World Company and the world-class developer for ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority launches self-inspection procedure as part of remote marine leisure ...…

New Smart licensing process to meet the needs of marine leisure sector August 17, 2020. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently launched self-inspection procedure for all private marine leisure crafts with length not exceeding eight meters. The announcement was made amid DMCA’s continued efforts to provide integrated packages of maritime facilities ......read more

International Humanitarian City Adopts ACME's Locally Sourced Warehousing System to Enhance ...…

Dubai, UAE; August 17, 2020: The region’s largest full spectrum factory and warehouse automation solution provider, ACME Intralog has completed a 1000 square metre centralized kitting and order processing facility for Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC), to help the various humanitarian organizations, operating within the facility, to quickly prepare aid kits in minimum ......read more

Dubai's Trade in Medical Sterilizers Grows 23% to AED 70 Million in H1…

United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2020:   Dubai Customs reported a 23% growth in the value of Dubai's foreign trade of sterilizers and disinfectants, which reached AED 70 million during the first half of this year, compared to AED 56.8 million in the corresponding period last year. Last June saw the highest rise in sterilizers trade by 95% to record AED 18 million from AED 9.8 ......read more

MBRU Joins Exclusive Group of Institutions With Full Institutional Accreditation From Saudi ...…

 SCFHS recognizes Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences for its advanced educational facilities, strategic partnerships with prominent international healthcare institutions, and distinguished faculty MBRU becomes one of just 12 institutions to meet full SCFHS standards for training and alignment with quality healthcare and trainee wellbeing  Dubai,  ......read more

Carrefour Launches Donation Initiative to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Beirut…

• Customers can support victims of the Beirut disaster through donations of food, financial aid, and essential items • Majid Al Futtaim is one of the first respondents to the crisis, providing on-ground aid and support through Carrefour Lebanon    Dubai, UAE, 13 August, 2020 — Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has responded to the catastrophic ......read more

Zaatar W Zeit UAE Launches #handinhand Initiative to Support Lebanon…

United Arab Emirates, 13 August, 2020:   Zaatar w Zeit UAE has announced #HandinHand initiative – donating all Zaatar w Zeit’s sales profits generated on 15th of August to Lebanon through Emirates Red Crescent.   Louay Ghandour, Managing Director of Cravia Group says:” We are calling all our loyal customers in the UAE to be part of this initiative to ......read more

Sharjah Ruler calls on Arabs to support Lebanon; Direct Line raises AED 30.74 million on live TV ...…

Dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to offer generous contributions Sharjah, August 13, 2020:  Less than 24 hours after The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity, announced a global campaign to provide emergency relief for victims of the devastating explosion that struck Beirut last week, a 90-minute live fundraising event ......read more

SLC Youth Council holds first virtual meeting to mark International Youth Day 2020…

Young professionals account for 56 per cent of SLC’s total employees 20 per cent of leadership positions at General Secretariat held by young leaders UAE, 12 August 2020 – The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) today (Wednesday, August 12, 2020) hosted the first virtual meeting of its Youth Council to commemorate this ......read more

Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar to Give INR 2 Million as Compensation to the Kin of Those Who Died in the ...…

United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Masala King Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, as part of his social responsibility initiatives, will give INR 2 million as compensation the next of kin of all those who died in the Air India Express flight that recently crashed at Karipur airport. “The aircraft was captained and operated by one of the ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Launches ‘Salam Beirut' Campaign Aiding Lebanon Explosion Victims…

To bring lifesaving aid, essential food supplies, healthcare and shelter to thousands who lost everything to the shocking tragedy    Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi:    • Sharjah and the UAE are with every family and individual in Lebanon.  • Our brothers and sisters in Lebanon need us and we must do our best to fulfill our ......read more

Dubai Customs Educates Staff Through Positivity Platforms Initiative…

Dubai – 10 August 2020:  Dubai Customs has introduced Positivity Platforms initiative in a bid to educate and raise its staff’s awareness during the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as part of the organization’s steadfast commitment towards human resources development and education. The initiative has so far carried out 7 virtual lectures and workshops on divers topics, ......read more

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