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SCCI Holds Virtual Workshop on Assessment Principles Adopted by European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)

Sharjah, June 6, 2020”   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Excellence Award Office, organized recently an online workshop entitled ‘the global assessment principles adopted by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)”. The workshop comes as part of the training programs organized by the secretariat of the Sharjah Excellence Award before the new edition of the Award, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. Moderated by Dr. Issa Salim Al-Qaydi, the workshop was attended by Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of the Sharjah Excellence Award and 40 assessors form the public institutions in Sharjah, as well as other assessors from inside and outside ......read more

Dubai International Financial Centre Position as the Region's Reinsurance Sector Hub Reconfirmed

• Gross Written Premiums for the reinsurance sector in DIFC reached nearly $2 billion in 2019, representing annual growth of 17.4% - further reinforcing DIFC’s position as the region’s leading reinsurance hub   • Gross Written Premiums (GWP) for Q1 2020 reached $472 million, on par with Q1 2019 figures, reflecting continued industry stability and resilience   • DIFC is home to three of top five world-leading insurance companies globally and an expanding InsurTech market driving future insurance sector requirements     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2020:   Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today announced sustained performance in the reinsurance ......read more

Dubai Customs Honors 146 Employees for their Innovative Ideas to Fight Covid-19

Dubai – 4 June 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih honored 146 employees who gave viable ideas and suggestions to curb covid-19 pandemic. This comes within the Government Department’s efforts to motivate its employees keep an innovative spirit and continue their viable suggestions and ideas to boost the Government Department’s overall performance, especially in response to covid-19 pandemic. The ideas delivered by the honored employees make 72% of overall viable ideas submitted this year.   Addressing the honored employees through Teams Microsoft, Musabih said: “We are facing covid-19 pandemic with all determination and awareness, and we are confident will get through this safe and sound to continue our journey of facilitating global trade and protecting society from all ......read more

Quote from Abdullah Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD on World Environment Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Since 1974, World Environment Day has been encouraging global awareness and action for the protection of our environment by preserving and protecting environmental resources, following sustainable practices, addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity and more.  This day, specifically amidst the current global pandemic, offers an open invitation for all entities, institutions and individuals from the public and private sectors, to discuss the impact economic systems and social activities have on the environment, and the solutions that can be taken as a society to proactively mitigate the post COVID-19 environmental challenges facing our planet. More than that, it calls on them to consider their own actions towards the environment, and to protect it from the negative ......read more

Ajman Tourism Highlights the Emirate's Unique Features at ATM Virtual

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) highlighted the unique features of the Emirate of Ajman during the first-ever ATM Virtual, that took place from 1-3 June and provided a combination of networking, one-to-one meetings with buyers and extensive current insights from leading industry professionals.   HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General participated in a panel discussion on the initiatives to be taken to revive the travel and tourism industry to secure sustainable investment in the region.    He emphasized Ajman unique features as an attractive investment destination including its location in the UAE with quick access to all of the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai, cost-effectiveness and comparatively low set-up costs, faster decision-making ......read more

Governments Urged to Establish ‘Green Lanes' to Aid Tourism Recovery and Promote Bilateral Travel Agreements

• Singapore developing a set of common safety standards with regional governments to allow cross-border travel   • Saudi Arabia’s US$61 billion stimulus package to support tourism business recovery     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 June 2020:  Tourism strategies to support industry recovery and the use of technology and analytics to create resilience, took centre stage on the second afternoon of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual.    The ‘Bouncing back: tourism strategies for the future’ session, which took place on Tuesday 2nd June, discussed the long-term tourism development strategies put in place by the region’s governments to provide a catalyst to recovery when travel patterns return to relative normality.   The ......read more

12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai postponed to November 2021

• Buamim: WCC 2021 theme is now more relevant than ever before, as chambers around the world realise the need to adapt to a fast-changing business landscape and leverage Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies    • Congress is the largest event of its kind for the World Chambers Federation, comprising a network of 12,000 chambers of commerce from 100 countries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020:  The 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai, originally scheduled for February 2021, has now been postponed to November 2021 to coincide with the new dates for Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.   Co-organised by Dubai Chamber and the ICC World Chambers Federation, the upcoming Congress will now be held on November 23-25, 2021 under the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Exports Office and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partnership to Help Sharjah Exporters Expand International Business

Sharjah-UAE: 02 June 2020 –  Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) are partnering together on a strategic initiative to help boost exports from one of the leading manufacturing hubs in the region that provides a significant contribution to the UAE’s GDP.  ADEX, the UAE-wide export financing entity founded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), and SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Centre (SEDC), signed a memorandum of understanding today (MoU) to partner together to support marketing and promotion of the emirate as a strategic international trade partner while empowering SCCI members to explore new international export markets and business growth opportunities by tapping into the unique suite of financial products and services provided by ......read more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development Sign MoU Agreement to Support Education Opportunities for Youth Across Egypt

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020:  Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development today announced the signing of an MoU to support education opportunities for youth across Egypt. The MoU agreement aims to see both foundation platforms collaborate through their respective youth programs to advance the education and development of young people in Egypt. With COVID-19, distance learning platforms are now more crucial than ever, and key to ensuring and continuing the education of youth, despite global challenges. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), and Eng. Noura Selim, Executive Director of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony to provide youth across Egypt with access to the ......read more

‘America's Favourite Teacher' Stephen Ritz Outlines His Urban Farming Vision in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Virtual Session

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the educator and environmentalist discussed how green technology can change the world  Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 02, 2020: The American educator, urban farmer and innovator Stephen Ritz revealed how his tower garden-growing technology is flourishing in the UAE during the latest Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) Virtual Session. The talk, titled ‘Changing the World with the Power of a Plant’, on Thursday covered Ritz’s rise to fame through his innovative teaching methods in some of the USA’s poorest communities, his ongoing projects in the UAE, and the numerous books he has published.  As the 30th edition of ADIBF has been postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu ......read more

Environmental Conservation an Increasing Concern for UAE Residents Ahead of World Environment Day

Rising online searches for recycling, plastic in the ocean and paper alternatives to single-use plastic goods    Dubai, UAE – 02 June, 2020: UAE consumers are growing increasingly interested in environmental conservation issues, especially in regards to ‘plastics in the ocean’ and ‘recycling’, which top associated online searches by the country’s residents ahead of World Environment Day (05 June), according to back-search data collected by SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. The UAE’s most searched environmental-related term between May 2019 and April 2020 was ‘recycling’, which registered a 51 per cent rise for combined Arabic and English searches over 12 months, while specific English searches for ‘plastic recycling’ grew 49 per ......read more

Emirates Post Unveils Modern New Website and Look

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 31 May 2020:  Emirates Post has unveiled a new logo and website, part of an ongoing business transformation process that has seen the vital sector entity update its organisational structure, brand architecture, and systems in line with evolving customer needs.  Emirates Post’s new logo and website reflects the brand’s orientation as a contemporary and digitized organisation. The modern updated logo maintains the Emirati identity reflected in the organization’s falcon and represents its key sub-divisions – Retail, Parcels & Express, and International.   “Over the past two years, we have been building a new Emirates Post – modern, digitized and accessible to all. Our aim was to create convenient and streamlined processes that people can rely on ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Government Launches Integrated Stimulus Package to Support the Emirate's Economy and to Ensure Continuity of Business

• Comprehensive measures cover all business sectors in Ras Al Khaimah  • Highest levels of coordination and engagement between decision makers in government entities and free zones  • Three levels of support comprise payment deferrals, fee exemptions and consultancy services  • Planting trees replaces paying some fines in decision aimed at sustaining the environment • Includes support for 15,000 companies and 25% discount on new residence visas for family members • Extensive package includes exemption from exhibition charges and support for Emirati entrepreneurs • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Abdullatif Khalifa, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council: o Prudent leadership is keen to offer all means of support and empowerment to the business community o ......read more

Dubai Culture Welcomes More Than 2,300 Students in Virtual Guided Tours at Etihad Museum in the First Month of Its Launch

• More than 65 virtual guided tours for school students from all over the Emirates • Overall satisfaction from the tours is at 96% • The addition to Al Shindagha Museum and other museums to the virtual guided tours • The experience consolidated Etihad Museum’s premier position among the Ministry of Education’s approved destinations for trips for the year 2020.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:   More than 2,300 students from 6 public schools and 8 private schools in UAE took part in the virtual guided tours of Etihad Museum that were organised by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority via the Dubai 360 website and a virtual meeting platform. The visits highlighted the details of the museum, drawing inspiration from the story behind the establishment of the ......read more

Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:    As part of its continuous efforts to keep the business community in Dubai informed with the latest legal developments and to help the private sector protect their businesses during the current circumstances, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Al-Tamimi & Co, organized a webinar on “Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE which was attended by 479 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed to introduce the impact of Covid-19 on the business sector and its legal implications. It also aimed to identify whether Covid-19 constitutes a force majeure event and the impact of force majeure on key industries such as shipping, logistics, aviation and real estate. The webinar was moderated by Essam Al-Tamimi, ......read more

“We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments

Sharjah, May 19, 2020: The recently launched campaign by the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, represented by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee, is witnessing a considerable interaction by the heads and representatives of government authorities and departments in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as media outlets, radio stations, and social media platforms. Held under the theme “We’ll get through this”, the campaign aims to highlight the stimulus package adopted by the Sharjah government to support the public and private entities, business sectors, and individuals and to curb the economic repercussions of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this context, the SCC published, on its social media pages, a video highlighting the campaign objectives and messages, in addition to daily posts that ......read more

Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona

Dubai – 18 May 2020:  Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis.  Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and medical supplies in the local market through facilitating trade without compromising safety and security of society.  “Dubai Customs is playing an increasingly important role during this difficult time to secure borders, ......read more

Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic Capacity

 The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool to help hospitals around the world manage capacity more effectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    With countries across the world strengthening hospitals’ response to the surge in patients requiring critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool that helps hospitals and public health services manage critical capacity more effectively, enabling them to meet the increased demand.   Developed by researchers from the Jameel Institute, the tool – called the J-IDEA Pandemic Hospital Planner – can calculate the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community

Mansoor Bin Mohammed chairs meeting of the Board, which discusses budget for upcoming season and appointment of Emirati assistant coaches in team games like football   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council has thanked and lauded the country’s wise leadership for their vision and support during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and their efforts to protect the nation and the members of its community from the virus. The Council also hailed the leadership for ensuring the smooth supply of essentials and other daily requirements of the community, as well planning and preparing for the post-COVID-19 period. The Council also commended Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai clubs for hosting COVID-19 drive-through test centres at their premises, and thanked all the volunteers from Dubai ......read more

Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families

Digital app to create customised postcards with personalised image, copy and video   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2020:  Emirates Post has launched ‘epostcard’ – a digital postcard application that will allow users to create customised physical postcards for friends, families, colleagues, and stakeholders.  The ‘epostcards’ app, which can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store, will allow individuals to design bespoke postcards to send to friends and family and for companies to send to employees and stakeholders. The app allows users to tailor images and create copy, in addition to adding videos that will be uploaded and accessible via a QR code on the physical postcard. Based on individual specifications, Emirates Post will print the physical postcards ......read more

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy.  Musabih said Dubai Customs managed to deliver quality services during the hard time without any disruption. “Thanks to our sophisticated technological infrastructure, it was not a big deal for us to work from home and at the same time maintain security and ensure safety of our inspectors working at the frontlines. ......read more

ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ä, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share. Under the initiative, ICBA will work with local partners and authorities to grow ......read more

Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme to Benefit Those Affected by the Current Situation

 Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2020:   Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has witnessed many generous gestures during the past six weeks, with contributions from Abu Dhabi citizens and resident of all ages and nationalities.    A recent contribution by Emirati high school student demonstrates the lengths that people all across the Emirate are going to in order to support those in need during the current health and economic situation.   Abdulla Al Jahmani, a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at a school in Al Ain, has contributed AED15,000 from his savings that he planned to use to start his own project once he graduates high school.   Speaking about the reasons behind his contribution, Abdulla, said: “I am happy to make a contribution to the ‘Together We Are ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak

Dubai – 13 May 2020:   HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms.  This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs.   Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers of different ranks to identify their points of strength and assess their development needs.  “The whole world is changing dramatically due to the ......read more

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Danube Group Donates One Million Dirhams Worth of Food Kits During This Pandemic…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Taking the fallout of economic and health impact of this pandemic into account, UAE-based conglomerate, Danube Group, has set aside one million dirhams for the distribution of food kits among those affected by this pandemic across the United Arab Emirates .Distribution will take place from their warehouse facility in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, ......read more

Nursery Distributes Groceries to Hundreds of Workers During the Month of Ramadan…

British Orchard Nursery runs a month-long drive gifting foodstuff and other essentials to construction workers, drivers and cleaners among others in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:    Keeping up the spirit of giving alive in the holy month of Ramadan, British Orchard Nursery is running a month-long charity drive and has already reached out to hundreds of people ......read more

Public Service Messages from Dubai Police Strike a Chord with UAE Residents Amid the Ongoing ...…

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Everything You Need to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy…

By: Dr. Luisa M. Sastre, Specialist Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   Sudden fluctuations in eyesight including blurred vision, double vision, and the appearance of floaters in the eye could go unnoticed as people maneuver complicated and unpredictable lifestyles. However, these minor ailments could be a sign ......read more

Jaguar and Land Rover Coronavirus Support: Over 360 Vehicles Deployed Globally to Support ...…

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UAE Astronauts Wishing Quotes on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day…

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TAMM Launches “Abu Dhabi Pay” as Part of Endeavours to Provide Digital Payment Methods for All ...…

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Frieslandcampina Serves Up Support to Heroic Frontliners Tackling Covid-19…

Maker of Rainbow is sharing hot Karak tea with sanitisation workers across the UAE. The initiative is part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 10 million meals drive.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 May, 2020:   FrieslandCampina, the global manufacturer of consumer dairy products, has launched an initiative to support the UAE ......read more

Dubai Chamber Strengthens its Outreach to the Private Sector with a Series of Digital Events…

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The World Free Zones Organization Attracts Unparalleled Global Interest With the Online Edition of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) released 30 exclusive videos online on 30 April 2020 for its sixth Annual International Conference (AICE) featuring five panel discussions and in-depth interviews with global experts under the theme: ‘Value Creation in Free Zones – Building Stakeholders Resilience’. Under the ......read more

The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development launches a new initiative to ...…

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Dubai Chamber Brings Together Public and Private Sector to Discuss the Challenges of Covid-19 and ...…

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“The Future is in Our Hands”…

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Al Mansoori: Digital technologies play a major role in driving collective global response to ...…

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UAE Joins A Joint Ministerial Statement To Ensure Continuity Of Global Supply Chains…

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Malabar Gold & Diamonds Pledges 2.5 million Meals to the Needy - Distributes Food Kits Across GCC & ...…

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Dubai Customs Pushes Shipping Against Tide of Coronavirus…

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Dubai Customs and Bahraini Counterparts Convene by Video Conference on Covid-19…

Dubai – 02 May 2020:  Dubai Customs and Bahrain Customs convened by video conference to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the supply chain. The meeting included Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and President of Bahrain Customs, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The two sides praised the ......read more

Ajman Free Zone Completely Digitizes Business Set-Up as it Links its Services with Ajman Pay…

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Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination Teams Up With Microsoft to Accelerate Remote ...…

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Lulu Launches Ramadan Sharing is Caring Donation Drive This is 8th Year in Support of Dubai Cares…

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World FZO Launches its 6th Annual International Conference Online from Dubai on Thursday, 30 April…

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Al Zahia Community Supports Families of Sharjah by Donating Two Tons of Essential Food Items…

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Dubai Government Human Resources Department and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University help Establish ...…

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Dubai Customs and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Convene by Video Conference to Discuss ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:   Dubai Customs and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China convened by a video conference organized by the Chinese Consulate to discuss and exchange knowledge about the coronavirus outbreak.  HE Li Xuhang, Chinese Consul General to Dubai welcomed the participants confirming that coronavirus doesn’t recognize geographical ......read more

DGW reinforces implementation of precautionary measures to curb spread of COVID-19…

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Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: Adapting to the New Normal During Social Distancing…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020:   Social distancing has provided a unique opportunity to re-frame how we engage and interact with children. With the vast majority of adults working from home and students participating in e-learning, it is crucial that we unite with parents and guardians to navigate this new landscape and teach children habits and lifestyle skills that ......read more

Ajman Free Zone Reports Surge in E-Commerce License…

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Dubai Customs Resolves 61 IPR Disputes, Valued Dh8.2m in Q1 2020…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:    Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in combating counterfeiting and securing society and trademark owners from the hazards of counterfeited products. Dubai Customs raises public awareness and takes any IP violations very seriously being a world leading department in protecting intellectual property rights.    On the World ......read more

Dubai Chamber Discusses the Legal Impacts of COVID-19 on Business and Employment…

In Collaboration with Clyde and Co LLP    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:   Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, co-organised a webinar with Clyde& Co on "The Legal Impact of COVID -19 on employment in the UAE", which was attended by 278 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed at helping employers and ......read more

Choithrams, Al Jalila Foundation Team Up Against COVID-19…

Choithram International Foundation announces a grant to Al Jalila Foundation, donates personal protective equipment kits to keep the most vulnerable in Dubai’s frontline safe   Date: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:    Choithram International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Choithrams, the leading supermarket chain in the UAE, has announced an ......read more

IMA Research Foundation Launches 2020 Call for Research Proposals…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2020:   IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, has launched its 2020 Call for Research Proposals through the IMA Research Foundation (IRF). The IRF is dedicated to funding relevant, thought-provoking research that furthers the knowledge and scope of accounting and ......read more

MA'AN Launches New Initiative to Help Provide Nutritious Meals to Those in Need in the Abu Dhabi ...…

• The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an launches “Together We Share” that will aim to provide nutritious meals for affected communities in Abu Dhabi, Ain and Al Dhafra during the Holy Month of Ramadan • Ma’an is calling on all residents to contribute funds to this brand new initiative, which will be used to feed affected workers living in Abu ......read more

Community Members Encouraged to Donate Blood…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2020:    The DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC) is encouraging donors to continue donating blood during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of DBDC said: “We are very thankful to the community for their dedication towards this life-saving and humanitarian cause. We would like to request them to continue donating ......read more

Jebel Ali Port and Jafza Lead With the Region's First Transition to ISO 45001:2018 Certification'…

Lloyd’s Register Recognition for Excellence in Health and Safety Systems Boosts DP World, UAE Region Drive Against COVID-19   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2020:    DP World, UAE Region has received a timely, boost to its efforts to combat the COVID-19 challenge by becoming the first Port and Free Zone operator in the Middle East to attain the updated ......read more

Collaboration between Ministry of Economy & Abu Dhabi Ports to Accelerate Economic Growth…

Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2020; The Ministry of Economy and Abu Dhabi Ports announced a collaborative plan, aiming to accelerate economic growth through exchange of information and attraction of global investors. The scope of collaboration includes strengthening trade relations between the UAE and partner countries, supporting commercial missions and delegations abroad, in addition to encouraging ......read more

Flying the Flag for Middle East Conservation!…

IFHC to Share Houbara Success Story at Earth Optimism Digital Summit 2020   Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation Fund is the only regional entity to participate in first-of-its-kind ‘masterclass in saving in the planet’   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 April, 2020:  The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader ......read more

British Expat Pledges Support for Low-Income Families Through Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' ...…

Abu Dhabi, 22 April 2020:  Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta has pledged to assist low-income families on a monthly basis through Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme, as good deeds continue to sweep the city.    The British expat, who has lived in the UAE for 16 months, contacted Ma’an offering to provide AED 500-1000 a month for families who have a ......read more

Dubai Police and the Community Development Authority reach 5,277 senior citizens and residents ...…

Teams to follow up on social, health and psychological cases, ensuring that senior citizens and residents stay home and protected from infection Initiative receives support of the community members with the approaching holy month of Ramadan, via text messages designated for that 21 April 2020: Dubai Police General Command and the Community Development Authority announced that ......read more

UPS Adds Over 200 Flights in April to Support Project Airbridge Coronavirus Relief Efforts…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) said it has added over 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights in April to support FEMA’s Project Airbridge and other healthcare-related missions. Project Airbridge is a public-private partnership to get vital and life-saving equipment to where it is needed with greater speed. These additional flights ......read more

Refinitiv Releases Findings of MENA Financial Crime Survey for 2020…

 New regional emerging trends in data management, UBO, and digital ID adoption  Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon stand out for their strong focus on compliance activities in 2019     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:    Refinitiv today released the sixth edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Financial ......read more

Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Addresses the International Monetary Fund's Spring ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:    Kristalina Georgieva, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), chaired a discussion last week with Neil Ferguson, Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London, and his colleague, Azra Ghani, on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on livelihoods. The discussion was held ......read more

Employees of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs Give Back to the Community of Abu Dhabi With a ...…

•         With the blessing and support of H.H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, employees from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs came together to contribute funds that will provide relief to affected residents in need through Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme   Abu Dhabi, 21 April 2020:   Employees from the ......read more

SCCI Opens Registration for Free for Sharjah Excellence Award 2020…

Sharjah, April 20, 2020:  The Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award recently announced that the registration in the seven categories of the Award edition 2020 is free for all economic enterprises. Sharjah Excellence Award is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and organized by the ......read more

The SME Rise Collective Announces First Recipients of Their Sme Support Initative…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020:   The SME Rise Collective began its story a week ago, but in this short time amazing things are already starting to happen and already The Collective has covered 2 agency salaries for 3 months and will be supporting 2 SMEs with their marketing for 3 months.  Created in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and its effect on small ......read more

SCAD: Abu Dhabi's Weekly Price Index Falls by 0.7% in the Second Week of April…

Covering a selected basket of consumer goods   Abu Dhabi, 20 April 2020:   According to the latest issue of the ‘Weekly Price Index Report’ released by the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), for a selected basket of food and non-food consumer goods, the index decreased by 0.7% to 103.0 points in the second week of April 2020, down from 103.7 points ......read more

Agthia Group Shareholders Approve 15% Cash Dividend During 15th Annual General Meeting…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 19, 2020:   Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, held its 15th Annual General Meeting on Thursday April 16th virtually over video conference. During the AGM, shareholders approved a cash dividend of 15% for an amount of AED 90 million. Among other published and approved agenda items, Agthia announced election results of ......read more

Dubai Customs Completes 22 Enhancements of its Customs Systems…

Dubai – 19 April 2020:  Dubai Customs’ IT Department has remotely completed 22 major enhancements to its systems. The step covered a number of internal and external customs systems and aimed at facilitating procedures and supporting clients’ businesses in fulfilment of the stimulus package launched by the Dubai Government for the Covid-19 outbreak ......read more

KIKLABB: Licensing & Workspaces Launches Virtual Trade Licenses in Dubai…

KIKLABB: Licensing & Workspaces has announced the launch of Virtual Trade Licenses in Dubai that allow customers to set up a business without leaving their homes. The KIKLABB experts will guide through the entire company formation set up process including arranging customer licenses and visas from the convenience of their couch. Tasawar Ulhaq, CEO of KIKLABB, said, "The coronavirus is ......read more

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