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UAE residents go on a two-week Camel Trek across the UAE desert

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has successfully kicked-off  the 5th edition of the annual Camel Trek on Wednesday.   Ten brave UAE residents have joined the 700 km camel trek which started from Ghayathi, in the western region of Abu Dhabi.  This year’s camel trek is the fifth edition organized by HHC.    Hind bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, HHC Director of Events, said: “The trekkers come from various nationalities, including an Emirati, American, British, Argentinean, French, Algerian and Indian. They were carefully selected from a pool of applicants who participated in our training program at Al Nakhra camel farm in Dubai.”    “The camel trek has become very popular among UAE residents, particularly among those who love camels ......read more

The UAE-Kosovo Economic Forum launches a new phase of economic partnerships

Sharjah, UAE, 17 January 2019:  HE Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stated that the ties between both the UAE and Kosovo are historically strong, which extend back to the time of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He remarked these ties grew into an integrated economic partnership, which resulted in ground-breaking agreements on the avoidance of double taxation, and the protection and promotion of investment and civil aviation, among others.   Al Mansoori said this during the UAE-Kosovo Economic Forum, which was organized by the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The mega event was held at the ......read more

Hadef & Partners signs Memorandum of Understanding with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   Leading UAE law firm, Hadef & Partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the official legal supporter of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   The agreement will see almost 100 of Hadef & Partners’ highly-experienced lawyers from the UAE, Middle East and international arena provide legal advisory services from their Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices in the build-up to, during and after the World Games.    Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will take place between 14 – 21 March and will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces.   With more than 7,500 athletes from over 192 nations competing, ......read more

Dubai Cares makes milestone achievements during the Year of Zayed 2018

24 new programs added to the organization’s portfolio and 4 new countries benefited from Dubai Cares education interventions Approximately 3,000 volunteers engaged in local and global community engagement initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 16, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, today unveiled the scale and impact of its efforts and achievements during 2018, which marked the “Year of Zayed”. As of today, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has launched 183 programs worth AED 787.39 million (USD 214 million), thus impacting the lives of 18.76 million beneficiaries in 57 developing countries. In 2018, the organization launched 24 new programs in 16 countries, including 4 new countries which are Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and ......read more

Dubai Customs uncovers luggage theft at Dubai International Airport

Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:   Dubai Customs arrested a passenger, of an Arab nationality, with his girlfriend, while attempting to steal passengers’ suitcases at Dubai International Airport.  The seizure started in response to reports of luggage disappeared at the arrival hall. The airport terminal was bustling with activity during the Christmas period with thousands of passengers travelling to and from Dubai.  Ibrahim Al Kamali, director of passenger operations at Dubai Customs commented: “We received reports of disappeared luggage. A team of officers collected all information on the flights and the data covered 20,000 passengers who were reduced in a record time to only 10 suspects.  Analyzing the data led the officers to point the accusing finger to a passenger of an Arab ......read more

Deloitte: Transfer Pricing lands in the Middle East

Deloitte Middle East launches Volume 1 of its Transfer Pricing Whitepaper Series: Preparing for Transfer Pricing Legislation in the Middle East82% of respondents of the Deloitte survey agree that transfer pricing structures are under critical evaluation in the MENA region Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Deloitte Middle East has launched the first volume of its whitepaper series to help businesses best prepare for Transfer Pricing (TP) Legislation in the Middle East. The first volume of the series covers the results of a Transfer Pricing client survey of businesses operating in the region. The whitepaper also provides key guidelines that businesses need to take into consideration when assessing the risks and opportunities arising from new transfer pricing regulations.   Transfer Pricing (TP) is a practice that ......read more

Fairgreen launches eco-friendly challenge to encourage sustainable New Year's resolutions

Students and the community invited to take part in the #Fairgreen12 eco-challenge as Dubai’s first sustainable school empowers the next generation to build an eco-friendly future    Dubai, UAE – 13 January, 2019:   Fairgreen International School has launched an eco-friendly challenge for students and the community to embrace sustainable New Year’s resolutions that will contribute to protecting the planet and overall health and wellbeing.    Starting in 2019 the #Fairgreen12 Challenge encourages the public to submit eco-resolutions they are committing to in the new year by uploading images and videos of their pledge onto social media, choosing from one or more of the 12 challenges that have been set by the school.    As the region’s first fully sustainable ......read more

Saudi Visa Application Process in Dubai Restricted to Holders of UAE Residence Permits

January 13, 2019:  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.    Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.  Although no official announcement has been made, this information was conveyed to Fragomen verbally by a representative of the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai – VFS Tasheel International.  Background Previously, foreign nationals applying for Saudi visas could do so through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai even if they were not residents in the UAE. 

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Dubai Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle 5m Captagon pills

Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2019:  Cooperation between different customs departments and good planning have led to thwarting an attempt to smuggle large number of Captagon pills at Jebel Ali & Tecom Customs Center, just a few days before 2019 unfolds. The illegal shipment was tracked by customs intelligence personnel who shared the information and images of the shipment through the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO).  The Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO) is a regional centre for collecting and analysing data, which also disseminates information throughout the global customs network. As a fundamental pillar of the World Customs Organization (WCO)’s Enforcement Strategy, Intelligence and Information Exchange is facilitated through eleven (11) RILOs covering the six (6) regions of the WCO. The ......read more

UAE tap water is safe to drink – just keep storage tanks clean

New company launched by Culligan dispels myths that tap water itself is unhealthy  Dubai, UAE; 7 January 2019:   Drinking tap water in the UAE is safe and healthy, as long as water tanks are cleaned regularly and maintained properly. That is the emphatic message from a newly established company which is dispelling myths about tap water by emphasising that the danger lies in storage tanks, not the water itself. Culligan KMA has been set up to provide a range of cleaning services for water tanks in villas, apartment buildings, hotels and public buildings. The new company has been established by global water treatment experts Culligan, which has a manufacturing facility in Dubai and offices and partners in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and KMA, their local partners in the UAE. “There’s a ......read more

Empowering Rohingya refugee children - A Green Hope initiative

Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  A 5 member team from Green Hope  ( from Canada & Dubai ) spent the last 10 days of 2018 engaging rural women and children in remote parts of Bangladesh in the sustainable development process. Our mission was to realise the United Nations mandate of "Leave No One Behind" as we march towards a sustainable future. It was an unbelievably moving experience -- our efforts were like a drop in their ocean of misery but we feel that we have planted some seeds of change which will surely bring about greater inclusivity. We spent Christmas with the Rohingya refugee children at a camp on the outskirts of Cox Bazaar on the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Although we had seen images of their misery on TV  the ground reality is far worse and nightmarish. More than a million Rohingya ......read more

Deloitte holds 2019 Middle East Tax Conference in Dubai: The future of tax – connected and data driven

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Deloitte will be holding its flagship Middle East Tax Conference for the year 2019 in Dubai on February 10-11, 2019. This is the 12th consecutive year of Deloitte’s Middle East Tax Conference to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates. At the 2019 conference, Deloitte professionals and client panels will present on global taxation trends and tax technology solutions, in addition to topical ME matters. These include transfer pricing implementation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the future tax function in a digital age in addition to the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and what the post implementation landscape looks like. “At this exclusive two-day conference, Deloitte tax specialists from across our global network ......read more

Dubai Customs participates in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in Amman

Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  Dubai Customs participated in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, which aimed to spread successful practices in customs field.  Hussam Juma, Director of Service Innovation Department delivered a presentation on the enterprise architecture which is a practical solution that puts components of an organization together. It helps in faster and more accurate decisions, with more room for change and adaptation, whilst saving time and efforts.  Enterprise Architecture is a Dubai Customs initiative, which they launched to enhance both regional and international competitiveness and develop corporate efficiency. The initiative won six international awards.  Juma pointed out that enterprise architecture helps achieve strategic ......read more

Dubai Customs introduces Masar program to Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority delegation

Dubai, UAE, January 03, 2019:   A visiting delegation from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) was at Dubai Customs to learn about the best practices and experiences implemented in its recently launched ‘Masar’, a Corporate Strategic Planning and Performance Management System aimed at automating the process of corporate strategy, operational plans and KPIs update and development across the organization.  A team from DC’s strategy and corporate excellence department welcomed the delegation and walked them through Masar’s objectives, processes and mechanisms that makes the program a truly integrated single window system for organizing all aspects of strategic planning and performance management.  The visit is part of the two organizations’ ongoing commitment to reinforcing ......read more

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

Upgrade PO Box subscriptions to MyHome to receive post at doorstep Extended renewal option of up to three years Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   Emirates Post has undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. The most recent solution is offering MyHome services, available before exclusively to residents of a villa, which enabled mail delivery to one’s home either once or twice a week – based on subscription package, is now available to residents living in apartments as well.  Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post Group, commented: “At Emirates Post, we are constantly looking to strengthen our user experience and bring efficiencies into the postal service sector by delivering happiness, ......read more

Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) opens HASAAD training programme to non-Emiratis

Emiratis constitute 22% of IIA members  Abdulqader Obaid Ali: “Emiratis to account for 44% in internal auditing in the coming years” Dubai, December 30, 2018:   The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has achieved a new success in training and qualifying Emiratis to work in the internal auditing domain. With the percentage of UAE nationals, both males and females, in the Association reaching over 22% by end of 2018 and their numbers are expected to double in the coming years.  At a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, the Association had honoured graduates of the 8th batch of HASAAD, an intensive two-and-a-half month training programme in internal auditing dedicated to UAE nationals. The IIA’s strategic partners, Protiviti and PRC, were represented by their senior ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai'

Dubai – 29 December 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih revealed they have thwarted 922 smuggling attempts including 355 drug contrabands (38.5%) from January to the end of September 2018.  “We facilitate trade and traffic of passengers without compromising security of borders and entry points, and with the growing number of passengers and air shipping size in the last years we continue to have full control on all our checkpoints” Musabih explained.  “There are challenges facing customs authorities in countries that have strategic locations. Dubai is not an exception. It’s strategically located between east and west and has spent billions of dirhams to develop its infrastructure, ports and airports. The emirate has also provided an unprecedented host of services and ......read more

One Central's commercial and retail development completed ahead of schedule

Release of Dubai World Trade Centre’s latest commercial and retail properties – The Offices 4 and 5 - marks the completion of commercial and retail component of this world-class lifestyle destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central, a world-class lifestyle development in the heart of Dubai’s Central Business District, has completed the last phase of its commercial and retail development with the delivery of The Offices 4 and 5 ahead of schedule. With this release of 742,000 square feet of Grade A office space, the commercial and retail component is now complete and brings the total completed commercial and retail space in One Central to 1.72 million square feet, complete with a four level basement of 4,380 parking spaces. The rapid pace of ......read more

Sultan Orders Key Changes in Sharjah's Human Resources Law Regulations

Dr Tariq Bin Khadem: Move Aimed at Ensuring Employees’ Economic and Social Wellbing, Enhancing Performance   SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Dec 26, 2018 –   The Sharjah Executive Council issued Decree No. (36) of 2018 amending the Executive Council Resolution No. (17) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of Law No. (6) of 2015 concerning human resources in the Emirate of Sharjah.   Heads of various Sharjah government bodies and institutions have underscored the significance of the new amendments to the Executive Regulations of Sharjah Human Resources Law, approved by the Sharjah Executive Council in accordance with the directives and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.   The amendments included the salary ......read more

UAE ‘takes lead' in building its position as a hub for investment and international talent

Government has shown itself to be proactive by regional and international standards, says law firm Dubai, UAE, 26 December, 2018:   The UAE has moved ahead of other regional and overseas destinations in positioning itself as a hub for investment and international talent, say experts at STA Law Firm.  The introduction of a long-term visa system for investors, entrepreneurs, specialised talents, and researchers has been warmly received by business analysts, and STA says the initiative can deliver even broader long-term economic benefits than initially seen. “The government has shown itself to be proactive by regional and international standards in tackling economic issues head on with resolve and strategic action,” said Sunil Thacker, Senior Partner at STA. “The recent approval of the new long ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority signs MoU with Sharjah Police to help inmates learn about emirate's rich history

Sharjah, 22 December 2018:   Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Police that will give inmates serving sentences in penal and correctional institutions around the emirate the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops and inspirational lectures.  SMA, in coordination with Sharjah Police, will host sessions for prisoners to help expand their knowledge of the emirate’s rich historical, artistic and archaeological traditions and to boost their education and knowledge. The workshops will be carefully designed to help with the rehabilitation of inmates and to give them the best start to life once they have completed their sentences. The new MoU is part of the ongoing ‘Because We Care’ initiative that aims to share knowledge of ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai

Dubai, UAE 22 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said he is optimistic about 2019 based on many positive trade and economic indicators.  “Oil prices are expected to rise despite a number of global challenges. The UAE economy is expected to witness a 3% growth. Around 118 million passengers used the UAE airports in the first 11 months of 2018,” says Musabih “The UAE announced biggest budget in its history for 2019 at AED 60 billion. These are all positive indicators that our economy is doing well”. “Dubai Customs is playing an effective role in supporting the national economy and the efforts in hosting the Expo2020 by providing businesses with the best services and facilitating their trade. This has resulted in a growth in Dubai foreign trade which made AED ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “7-Star Center” project to raise efficiency of clients' centers

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, recently launched “7-Star Centers” project which aims at raising the efficiency of client centers in line with the international 7-start rating. This follows the directives and recommendations of the higher management that each client feel the warm welcome and reception coupled with flexibility that allows them to get the service in one single visit.  Musabih instructed all relevant teams to carry out the new project in the best possible way. The project is based on 8 foundations under which there are 24 elements that work together towards better  performance. He pointed out that Dubai Customs already has 8 centers with a 4-star rating, and now seeking the 5th star.  “Making clients happy is a customs culture and ......read more

91% of Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres receive 4-star rating

The Global Star Rating Program, introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, measures the performance of service centres in line with international best practice  Dubai, UAE – 19 December 2018:   Emirates Post has recently achieved a significant milestone in the classification of its Customer Happiness Centres. From the forty-four (44) of its postal offices from across the nation that participated in the third round of the Global Star Rating Program 2017, 91% received a 4-star rating and four of the centres received a 3-star rating.  Speaking on the achievement, Abdulla Mohammad Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “We are honoured to receive this recognition which highlights the efforts of our team to improve our service offering. I would like to take this ......read more

Raja Al Gurg: The UAE is a country of generosity and tolerance

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stated that the announcement that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance is not a new concept for the country, which recalls the values of tolerance and co-existence that the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established among the people of the UAE. The experience of the UAE in tolerance and humanitarian work has become a model for other nations to emulate, and the achievement of the country in attracting people from all nationalities and cultures to work and live on its land has distinguished the UAE from all other countries. Al Gurg pointed out that the business environment in the country is the biggest model of tolerance in the UAE. She added that the slogan of "Connecting Minds, Creating the ......read more

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DP World Headquarters achieves carbon neutrality…

25th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   To mark DP World’s achievement of carbon neutrality from its global headquarters in Dubai, Dubai Carbon has issued the VP Group Health, Safety and Environment of  DP World, Mr. Nabil Battal a certificate for Net Zero Carbon Emissions.  Setting an aspirational example to private organisations around the UAE on how to operate in line ......read more

PCFC showcases its achievements on Smart Dubai stand in Barcelona…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) participated in the 8th Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November as part of Smart Dubai stand which included 11 government and semi-government departments. HE Mohammed Al Shamsi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Barcelona visited the stand and listened to a ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “Masar” program for better strategic planning and corporate performance…

Dubai – 21 November 2018:   Within its efforts to upgrade corporate performance and operations, Dubai Customs launched “Masar Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Program” which is expected to help automate operational plans and KPI’s for all units in the Department.  The launch took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of ......read more

DWTC awarded by Dubai Municipality for continuous support of UAE Food Bank…

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses mental health on Universal Children's Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host 2nd India-UAE Strategic Conclave opening doors of next-level mutual growth ...…

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project…

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk…

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time…

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled…

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Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed…

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes workshop on blockchain technology in customs business…

Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia…

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 203,650 smart transactions during “Week without Service Centers”…

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of ......read more

Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items…

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.  This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in ......read more

October has been a very active and engaging month for Green Hope.…

We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's  Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With ......read more

Labour Awareness Training Now Mandatory for Employees in Select Professions in the Mainland…

31 October 2018; Dubai UAE:  New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).    This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ......read more

DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center…

31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dar Al Ber Society…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters. The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al ......read more

Sharjah Police launches a public auction in cooperation with Emirates Auction…

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Dubai Sports Council and CDA sign MoU to make Dubai clubs “child-friendly”…

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IHC Member Launches First Dubai Appeal to Help Restore Sight to Region's Blind…

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Dubai Cares' programs in Rwanda on track to deliver a transformative change in children and young ...…

Dubai Cares’ delegation visits schools in Rwanda to monitor and evaluate progress of its programs Programs address key education challenges linked to Early Childhood Education and youth empowerment  Over 2,500 children and 16,000 young people benefit from both programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates -29 October 2018:   A delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief ......read more

GCC GOV HR Awards 2018: The best in Human Capital Management and People Strategy honored from the ...…

Abu Dhabi Police, FEWA, DAFZA, Dubai Civil Defence, EMAAR among others were recognized and awarded for their exceptional leadership and HR Excellence The GCC GOV HR Awards 2018 focused on building and working towards a progressive sustainable knowledge-based economy with excellent human resources as its backbone The awards recognized the outstanding contributions and achievements of 17 ......read more

DHA felicitates long-term employees…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a special award ceremony for its long-term employees.  The event honoured more than 4000 employees who completed 10 or more years at the DHA.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “It is always a great pleasure to be able to thank our ......read more

A step in the right direction – A step towards Empowerment!…

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New Arbitration Button on Dubai Courts Online Filing Website…

24-Oct-2018, Dubai UAE:   Recently the Dubai Courts website was updated to include an option/button titled (on the English version of the website): “Order on petition, arbitration”.   The United Arab Emirates Arbitration Law (Federal Law No. 6 of 2018) came into effect in June of 2018 after being published in the Federal Official Gazette number 630 on the 15th of ......read more

Dubai Hosts 4th International Nutrition Congress…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 24, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 4th Dubai International Nutrition Congress that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City. The three-day congress is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE ......read more

Sajaya's Young Ladies Organise Heritage Day for Sharjah's Senior Citizens…

• In cooperation with the Social Services Department • SYL event brings a smile on the residents of the Old People's Home in Sharjah • Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi: Our aim is to maintain communication between the old and new generations and sustain noble values   Sharjah October 24, 2018   A handful of young members from Sajaya Young Ladies of ......read more

India-UAE food corridor project to create 200,000 jobs, says HE Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh…

DUBAI – October 24, 2018:   Two million Indian farmers will benefit from the India-UAE food corridor project, which will also create an additional 200,000 jobs across India due to cumulative investments of more than USD 5 billion (AED 18.35 billion) by the UAE in the next three years, said His Excellency Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry at the ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Exhibits at WETEX 2018 to Showcase Clean Energy and Sustainable Projects…

Mohammed Al Muallem: Smart green business environment will strengthen Dubai’s integrated energy strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October, 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region unveil five clean energy initiatives at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2018 this week, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the energy, ......read more

Global survey reveals FMCG companies' contribution to plastic pollution crisis…

Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:   Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporations are a predominant force behind the throwaway economic model driving the plastic pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive sector survey Greenpeace International released today. None of the companies surveyed have plans to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, ......read more

Dubai Customs and DJI graduate 4th batch of customs investigation diploma…

Dubai – 23 October 2018:   Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of 20 employees who make the fourth batch of customs investigation diploma which was organized in collaboration with Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI). The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and Dr. Jamal Hussein Al Sumaiti, Director of the "Dubai ......read more

National Media Council and Sharjah Book Authority Sign MoU to Bolster UAE's Cultural Sector…

MoU aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise Abu Dhabi,  October 22. 2018 The National Media Council (NMC) and the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support and enhance the publishing sector in the UAE through mutual collaboration, and sharing of knowledge and expertise. The MoU is also aimed at streamlining ......read more

Jafza Participation at Sial 2018 in Paris to Attract Investment From F&B Industries…

DP World’s trade hub remains destination of choice, says Al Muallem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 October, 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), highlighting its strengths as the destination of choice for the food and beverage and agri-food industries at SIAL 2018 in Paris this week. DP World and Jafza are exhibiting at the 5-day premier global F&B event, which started in 21 ......read more

New survey by HSBC reveals the prosperity of overseas residents, they're warned that they are ...…

Despite owning large amounts of property and other wealth, 99% of non-Muslim expats in Dubai are not protected by an enforceable Will Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  A stark warning has been issued that up to 99% of overseas residents who’ve built up significant wealth during their years in Dubai are taking major risks by not seeking protection through a recognised and enforceable ......read more

Metito Showcases Pioneering Water Technologies at WETEX Dubai…

Metito to display and perform real-time demonstrations of water technologies during the exhibition Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:  Underlining its strong commitment to consistently develop sustainable water solutions bridging the gap between water supply and demand, Metito, a global provider of intelligent water management solutions, is participating for the second time at this ......read more

Dubai Customs to participate in ‘A Week Without Service Centers' initiative…

Dubai – 20 October 2018:   Dubai Customs announced its participation in the “A Week Without Service Centers” initiative in which it will only accept payments through smart channels between October 21 and October 25, 2018. The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ......read more

Dubai Police launch Future Societies 5.0: world's smartest force announce 2019 AI summit that will ...…

Announced today at GITEX Technology Week, the two-day event will foster global collaboration amongst law enforcement agencies across all aspects of AI policing Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:   Dubai Police have today announced plans for Future Societies 5.0: a summit of AI-led policing that aims to become the premier platform for inter-force technological ......read more

Implementation of New Regulations for Residence and Visitor Visas Forthcoming…

Dubai, UAE: 18 October 2018 : The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it will start implementing select decisions of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding residence permits and visitor visas. It is expected that on 21 October 2018 the following regulations will come into effect:  Residence permits for widowed or divorced women  A ......read more

Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020…

UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum  ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018:   Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for Abu Dhabi to host the tenth session of the World ......read more

Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities Signs Agreement With Leading Global Urban ...…

Abu Dhabi, October 16th, 2018 –   H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman of the Executive Board and Co-CEO of JCDecaux in the presence of the French Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Mr. Ludovic Pouille. The collaboration between ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 36.5% growth in total membership since the beginning of this ...…

Dubai – 13 October 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced that its total membership has increased by 36.5% during the first three quarters of the year. The council added 216 new members during this period, 50 of whom joined during the third quarter of 2018. The new members bring the total number of DBWC members up to 807, which is an increase from 591 members at the ......read more

Free Legal Clinic Returns to Dubai…

Law firm, BSA, in partnership with Dubai DED, will offer free legal advice to the public for one day only, in fields including litigation, real estate, employment and corporate matters.   10 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading legal service providers, will ......read more

Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2018 explores the truth about fake news…

Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shared the truth about fake news at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. The idea of fake news has proliferated the media industry in recent times. In what has been termed a “post-truth society” politicians and reporters ......read more

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