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Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department honours sponsors and partners for the success of "Ramadan Dubai"

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 23, 2019 HE Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Ramadan Dubai, emphasized the importance of charity and voluntary work and the dissemination of noble and human values, especially in the holy month of Ramadan, which reflects the teachings and principles of Islamic religion and Sharia, and reflects the values of tolerance adopted by the United Arab Emirates as a well-established way of life, which has been clearly reflected in various fields and businesses this year in particular, the UAE Year for Tolerance. The ceremony was held at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, organized by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, in appreciation of the sponsors active participation ......read more

DP World, Uae Region Contributes Significantly to the Well of Hope Project

The leading trade enabler’s efforts help Sheikh Mohammad’s humanitarian competition achieve its lofty goals Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May, 2019:   DP World, UAE Region has announced that it has contributed 17,400 litres of water to the Well of Hope initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to commemorate the Holy Month of Ramadan and the values it enshrines. The decision to participate was a direct response to Sheikh Mohammed calling on both the private and public sector to collectively contribute in tackling the issue of water scarcity around the world. DP World has utilised the government's innovative water pumping system, encouraging its customers to participate to boost the final ......read more

New Muslims Awarding during Ramadan Dubai activities

May 22, 2019 - Dubai, UAE On Friday evening, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Rihili, a Saudi scholar and a teacher at the Holy Prophet's Mosque, delivered a religious lecture directly after Taraweeh prayer entitled "Fear a day when you will return to God" at Al Salam Mosque in Al Barsha, in one of the activities of Ramadan Dubai, a project organized by the Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities Department and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". Al-Rahili talked about the virtues of Ramadan and how to seize the days of fasting and how to keep the practice, and to be mindful when reciting the Qur’an. Al Rahili concluded his lecture by pray for His ......read more

Supreme Armenian Patriarch Hails UAE as Global Model of Peaceful Coexistence

Addressing Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, Global Spiritual Leader Thanks Sharjah Ruler for His Generosity and Kindness to Armenians; Lauds Historical Arab-armenian Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, last night lauded the UAE leadership for its historical championing of respect and acceptance for all religious communities and Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in particular for his kindness and generosity to the Armenian Christian community in the Emirate.    Addressing a packed house at the special session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis on “Religious Divergence…Humanity’s Convergence” at Al Majaz Amphitheatre Monday night, the supreme ......read more

Dubai Culture gathers the community to support ‘Well of Hope'

Exemplifying creativity and openness, Hala Badri: Well of Hope aims to inculcate a culture of giving and instill the values of compassion and empathy in the society  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    To reinforce a culture of giving and spread hope, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is inviting the community to participate in Well of Hope campaign on 23rd May 2019, from 8 pm until 1 am, at The Dubai Mall. Reckoned as one of the most accessible and inclusive campaigns in the UAE, Well of Hope is being held under Arab Hope Makers, an initiative by Mohamad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the third round of which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.   Well of ......read more

Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar

Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold Group; Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD, Pure Gold Group, and other police officials. Commenting on the event, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, says “Iftar is a time for ‘togetherness’ with all members of the community, and throughout the holy month of Ramadan, we strive to devote our time and efforts to spreading love, forgiveness and peace. We collaborated with Umm Al Quwain Police to host iftar for the prisoners from ......read more

"The Family's Happiness and Stability"

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and which carries the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". The dialogue session stressed the importance of promoting the principles that support the sustainability of the family's happiness and stability, and provide all means to achieve and ensure social balance. This was made clear within the context that a happy family is the cornerstone for building a cohesive society, with children blessed with sound education, good ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its kind targeting government female employees in Dubai with the objective of enhancing ties and positive interaction between female employees in different government departments.  The event included a lecture entitled “The Foundation of the Happy UAE Home” delivered by Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) and Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion Department at ......read more

SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary country of tolerance, openness, and co-existence

Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched its ‘Tolerance-related Legislation’ awareness initiative. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the recently issued forward-looking legislation, inspired by the UAE wise leadership’s vision of promoting tolerance as an ethical human value and establishing it as a culture in social practices and government policies. The initiative emanates from the ......read more

Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices

Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department overviewed the performance indicators and overall communication methodologies in place in the department including CSR, Media and PR.  “We have built a coherent communication strategy over the years, which is key to ensure the most current and important information about the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Customs is always available and being conveyed to both our internal and ......read more

MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emiratis talents

Youth Council supports Year of Tolerance with new artistic platform  Al Olama: Tolerance is a sublime national value that frames creative youth talents   UAE, Dubai, May 13, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has stressed the importance of utilizing the potential of youth and fostering their skills to support the UAE’s development progress.   HE Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for MoHAP, said it is very significant to adopt youth innovations and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge that respond to rapid changes and enhance the UAE’s reputation and its soft power.    “The UAE is empowering its youth through the development of a knowledge-based economy led by mindful and educated young people capable of devising innovative solutions ......read more

FANR commemorates International Internal Audit Awareness month

FANR’s Internal Audit Department hosts knowledge sharing session led by Khalid Hamid, Executive Director of the State Audit Institution of the UAE FANR’s Corporate Governance is built upon transparency, accountability and fairness   13 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, is commemorating International Internal Audit Awareness month by holding special knowledge sharing sessions and highlighting the significant contribution of its Internal Audit Department in improving the effectiveness of FANR’s risk management, internal controls and governance processes.   Advocated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), International Internal Audit Awareness month takes place globally ......read more

Dubai Customs thwarts 87 marijuana oil smuggling attempts through Dubai airports in 1Q 2019

Dubai – 11 May 2019:  Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs made 87 seizures of marijuana oil in 1Q 2019 compared to only 7 seizures in 2018. The department made 36 seizures in total in 2018.  “It is a huge increase in seizures for this illegal substance. We need to work together with all relevant departments in the country to fight the smuggling of narcotics, especially marijuana oil which is used in e-cigarettes and vape pens” Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department said. “Raising awareness around the hazards and bad effects of narcotics is very important, especially among young people.”   Al Kamali said they take all measures to prevent the smuggling of marijuana oil through Dubai airports.  “Our inspection officers have a very high ......read more

6,000 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Saad bin Said Al-Ghamdi at Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai

11 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai hosted 6,000 worshippers during the third and fourth day of Ramadan praying Taraweeh with Sheikh Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamidi, Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Taraweeh is an additional prayer of the Sunni Muslims performed at night after Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Ghamidi was invited by Ramadan Dubai, an event which runs during the whole duration of Ramadan. It is organized by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Ramadan Dubai aims to strengthen the state’s status as a leading model for tolerance and peaceful coexistence between different nationalities ......read more

SAIF ZONE holds meeting for business councils, bringing together more than 100 businessmen and investors

SAIF Zone showcases high-end services and incentives before business councils Sharjah, 11 May 2019 More than 100 chairpersons and members of business councils as well as foreign investors interested in setting up businesses at the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) have recently gathered to learn about the zone’s high-end services and incentives. The meeting, which was organized by SAIF Zone and attended by representatives of multinational companies. Ms. Marian Carella, Chairman of Philippine Business Council and Mr. Iqbal Dawood, President of Pakistan Business Council were present at the meeting.  SAIF ZONE’s highlighted the distinguished services across many trade, logistic transport and industry sectors, which have been put in place to attract foreign investors and investments, enhance ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Discusses Enhancing Trade and Investment Cooperation with Brazil

Sharjah, 11 May 2019:  H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), received recently, in his office at the SCCI, H.E.  Luis Limos Iqerga, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.  The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al-Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Rafael Solimar, Head of the International Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Fatima Al Mokarrab, Head of the SCCI’s International Cooperation Department. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting cooperation in various fields, especially trade and investment sectors, as well as developing the friendly relations between business communities in Sharjah and ......read more

23 Leading Thinkers and Experts to Headline 8th Sharjah Ramadan Majlis

SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI SAYS SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS CELEBRATES EMIRATI TRADITIONS AND VALUES Sharjah, 6 May , 2019:  The Sharjah Press Club, an initiative of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, has unveiled the agenda of the eighth edition of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, to be held from May 13 to May 26 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. The Sharjah Ramadan Majlis sessions, once again being hosted in partnership with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (Sharjah Radio & TV), are aimed at tackling a broad spectrum of issues and topics -- from religion, society, health, culture and sports to education and community welfare -- and contribute to constructive dialogue and dissemination of knowledge. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, stressed that the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis ......read more

United Arab Emirates Online Application Process Launched for Long-Term Residence Visas

Middle East Immigration News Flash 40/2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  Executive summary  Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates in 2018, can now submit an online application for a six-month entry permit in order to complete procedures related to their purpose of residence that will enable them to finalise the immigration process.     Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018, can now submit an online application for a sixmonth entry permit. The application is part of the process in completing procedures related to the foreign national’s purpose of residence (e.g.: business projects, investment in real ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Award 2019 by Honoring 13 Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

 78 women participated this year includes 61 professional and 17 business women  The over All Business Category winner is H.H. Sheikha Dr. Shama bint Mohammed bin Khaled Al Nahyan The over All Professional Category winner is Eng. Maitha Mohammad Bin Adai & Ms. Amina Ahmad Mohammed Ahmad Dubai, 05 May, 2019, UAE:  Dubai Quality Group concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and the patronage of DQG.    The award was graced by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Eng. Hassan Omar, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, DQG Board Members, VIPs, government officials, Jury Members, Award Assessors, Participants Sponsors, Media Partners, and distinguished ......read more

Dubai Police, AFSAC of Tunisia sign pact for training

Agreement for training police force at airports Dubai, May 02, 2019:    Dubai Police and AFSAC (ICAO AVSEC Training Centre) of Tunisia signed an agreement for sharing knowledge and infrastructure at their respective centres to train the police force working at airports. Maj General Pilot Ahmad Mohammed Bin Thani, Assistant Commander for Seaports & Airports Affairs, Dubai Police, signed the agreement on behalf of Dubai Police, and Asiza Seddik, ASTC Director, International Civil Aviation Organization, signed on behalf of AFSAC. The agreement was signed at the ongoing Dubai Airport Show. “Dubai and Tunisia are under the ICAO umbrella. ICAO also requested Dubai Police to make this agreement for sharing knowledge between Tunisia and Dubai,” said Maj General Bin Thani. Dubai is also looking at signing ......read more

Dubai Customs honors top performers in 1st monthly client recognition ceremony

Dubai – 01 May 2019:   As a token of appreciation to its outstanding clients, Dubai Customs held its first client recognition ceremony of 2019, which will become an established monthly event to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories.   Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih attended the ceremony along with a host of business representatives, senior executives and heads of departments and customs centers. HE Musabih honored a number of top performing companies clients of Dubai Customs who achieved great results this year in different rewarding categories including clearance, mobile services, smart workspace, AEO, virtual corridor, and complaints /suggestions and others.      “Dubai Customs has reached unprecedented new heights of customer ......read more

Dubai Cares announces Bookings 2030, a Ramadan digitally driven fundraising campaign

Campaign invites UAE community to make a booking with a future professional in 2030 and is set to raise funds that will enable children and youth to realize their aspirations through education Campaign contributes to the reskilling revolution by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which hopes to provide skills to 15 million people by 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 30, 2019:   This Ramadan, Dubai Cares is offering members of the community an opportunity to make a booking in 2030 for doctors’ appointments, flights, lectures, hotel stays, concerts and film premieres.  Through Bookings 2030, Dubai Cares hopes to influence people’s perception of charity, particularly in the context of education. The campaign’s main premise is that by providing education to children and young people, we are ......read more

GCC governments could generate an additional US$10 billion per year by managing gas portfolios on a commercial basis

Demand for gas in the GCC is growing at a compounded annual rate of 5% from 2010 to 2017 Governments must start making hard decisions about how best to use gas amid competing demands Reallocating just 10% of current production levels could increase the region’s GDP and foreign earnings by up to US$10 billion a year, or support the  creation of 100,000 jobs Strategy& outlines three areas to capture benefits and unlock significant value Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019:   Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments could generate  US$10 billion yearly in additional GDP and foreign earnings, or support the creation of 100,000 jobs, by applying commercial principles to the management of their gas portfolios, according to a recent report conducted by Strategy&, part of the PwC network. GCC countries ......read more

2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival Underlines Abu Dhabi's Position as a Leader of Tolerance

Event in the UAE capital draws to a close after four successful days of cultural performances, interactive workshops and discussion on importance of cooperation between Islamic countries Festival’s main stage featured 30 cultural performances by groups from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Palestine, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan   Artists and visitors praise Abu Dhabi’s ability to unite Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi has once again shown the leading role it plays in promoting cultural diversity, tolerance and unity while preserving traditions spanning the entire Islamic world, according to exhibitors and visitors at the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival OIC, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council launches 2nd cycle of Mentorship Programme

42 applications received in cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that 42 members submitted their applications to join in the 2nd cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019, which was launched following the resounding success achieved in the first cycle.   The six-month programme, which will end in October, will foster businesswomen and female entrepreneurs' skills, develop their expertise, and enhance their competitiveness within the business community.   The progamme was launched as part of the DBWC's leading initiatives to celebrate the Year of Tolerance.   The steering committee of the 2nd cycle has recently held a meeting to approve the names of mentees and bring them together with the ......read more

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Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launches Aman system for protection of individuals and ...…

Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:   The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launched yesterday (April 01,2019) the new Aman system to enhance the emirate’s fire prevention capabilities and implement the best industry practices to build a safe and risk-free society. The initiative is in response to the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the ......read more

Dubai Cares scales up children's literacy program in Sri Lanka…

The 3-year program is set to improve the literacy skills of over 30,000 children in 4 districts Program seeks to support the Ministry of Education to boost literacy in every primary school in the country    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 April, 2019:   A delegation from Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently ......read more

Amidst Growing Investments in Cyber Security, Dubai Electronic Security Center Highlights Latest ...…

Moving towards a safer, more secure cyber space Dubai, UAE – April 1, 2019:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), announces its participation as the official government cyber security partner for the second consecutive year at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the largest annual information security event in the Middle East, which brings together ......read more

FANR Inaugurates its Nuclear Emergency Operations Centre…

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Explore Responsibly and Preserve Dubai's Diverse Landscape…

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:   Dubai is home to a rich and diverse natural environment, offering a unique mix of topography for different ecosystems and wildlife. Be it across the mountains, mangroves, desert or coastline, the emirate is a natural habitat to a variety of desert dwellers. Although urban development across the world has led many species to the brink of extinction, ......read more

UAE continues its upward trajectory and is now just one spot away from entry into the index's top 20…

Asia Consolidates Its Passport Power   Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019:  In a resounding demonstration of Asia’s growing power and influence on the world stage, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea now hold joint top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189. These latest results consolidate 12 months of Asian dominance, after Japan first ......read more

Every Drop Counts – Not Only on World Water Day: GROHE's Innovations Promote Sustainable Water ...…

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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture Opens on Monday in Abu Dhabi…

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Dubai Customs' Consultative Council explores further means of growth and cooperation…

Dubai – 26 March 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed the important role the Dubai Customs Consultative Council plays in generating ideas that shoulder Dubai Customs in building its future strategies, maps and plans. Musabih chaired the first quarterly Consultative Council meeting in 2019 which saw a very positive turnout from different business and ......read more

Convenient Eco-Friendly Initiative Launched in Abu Dhabi…

In cooperation with Department of Transport (DoT) Mushrif Mall launces the first mall led environment friendly initiative in Abu Dhabi to reduce traffic congestion and ease local commute  Abu Dhabi – Monday, 26  March, 2019 -   Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Mushrif Mall, in collaboration with Department of Transport (DoT) represented by the Integrated Transport ......read more

Human Appeal International in Ajman Announces Ramadan Campaign “Your Giving is their Happiness” for ...…

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dnata strengthens long-term support to Dubai Cares by embedding fundraising activities within ...…

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Qasr Al Watan Library Welcomes Visitors at Qasr Al Watan Palace…

The integrated modern library contains literature and materials collected over 35 years Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019:   The spectacular new Qasr Al Watan Library, located inside Qasr Al Watan Palace in the Presidential Palace compound, is now open to the public, marking the addition of a major new attraction to Abu Dhabi’s cultural and tourism assets. Inaugurated on March 11, ......read more

Hospitality by DWTC Awarded 34 Medals at Expo Culinaire 2019…

Hospitality by DWTC team maintains title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for ninth consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th March 2019:   Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading culinary provider, demonstrated a range of capabilities at the annual Expo Culinaire 2019, winning the team 34 medals and accolades of ......read more

Water-stressed areas receive clean water this World Water Day…

To support the theme of this year’s World Water Day “Leaving no one behind”, Metito collaborates with Planet Water Foundation to serve daily water needs in the Palghar district in India through innovative technologies Nearly 663 million people lack access to an improved water source and this number is expected to increase Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2019:  ......read more

United Nations Environment Assembly - Green Hope makes an impact…

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Ministry of Health follows best international practices in the Medical Examination for Residency…

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Dubai Customs empowers youth at UAE Career Fair 2019…

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  “Empowering national youth is our goal” is the logo and vision that embedded Dubai Customs’ efforts in recruiting and attracting Emirati university graduates to work with them. With this logo Dubai Customs is taking part in the UAE Career Fair 2019 with more focus on the people of determination (special needs) segment. A total of 60 vacancies ......read more

Sharjah Chamber: Positive Indicators on the Economic Growth in the Emirate during the Last Two ...…

March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has revealed positive indicators on the economic growth in the Emirate of Sharjah despite the global and regional business environment challenges.  The chamber said: “The beginning of the year 2019 witnessed a remarkable growth in terms of the number of the new memberships, certificates of origin and ......read more

Dubai Customs inks “Virtual Stock Guarantee” MoU with Dubai Free Zones Council…

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Dubai Customs concludes 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019…

Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:  Dubai Customs concluded the 24th edition of its Carpet & Art Oasis 2019, which ran this year under the theme “Mix of art and innovation”. The exhibition was organized on the City Walk, one of Dubai’s vibrant places, and it drew 63,000 visitors over 26 days. A total of 15 local exhibitors, specialized in rug and carpet trade, participated in ......read more

Dubai Customs joins Ministry of Climate Change's Innovation Talks…

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DFSA signs MoU with Bank Al Maghrib…

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Child Safety Department Launches ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors' Initiative for Youth…

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Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day…

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Dubai Cares announces two Education in Emergencies programs in Iraq and Indonesia at DIHAD…

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DWTC caters for more than 1,000 high profile large-scale external events in 2018…

Catering for over two million people per year, DWTC reaffirms its position as a best-in-class event services provider Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th March 2019:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has revealed that its hospitality division – Hospitality by DWTC - catered for 1,056 high-profile external events in 2018, serving a total of 415,293 guests. As the region’s ......read more

UAE Court takes stern action against DishTV India dealer…

Ruling upholds three-month jail sentence, shop closure and fine of AED 50,000  Confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-controls to be destroyed Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, has rejected the appeal by an illegal DishTV India dealer and sentenced him to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED ......read more

New vaping law better for UAE than tobacco tax hike – legal experts…

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Al Mouj Muscat holds a Fire Evacuation Drill…

Muscat, 11 March 2019 –   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's lifestyle and leisure destination, recently held a Fire Evacuation Drill at one of its residential buildings, Marsa 2-Block A. The drill is aimed to promote awareness around fire safety within the community and ensure that all residents are best prepared for any emergency evacuations.  This activity falls in line with ......read more

Religious Communities speak about their contributions to uphold the Rights of Children…

Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition takes place in Geneva on sidelines of Human Rights Council 40th session 9 March 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international treaty ever, provides an excellent opportunity to both celebrate the achievements made to protect and promote the rights of the child and ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes women's “Tolerance Parade” in conjunction with International Women's Day…

Dubai – 9 March 2019: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence participated in the women’s “Tolerance Parade” at Maydan racecourse for a distance of 4 kilometers. The parade was organized by Dubai Customs in conjunction with the International Women’s Day which is celebrated ......read more

Speech by His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais Minister of Health and Prevention on ...…

March 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The World today marks the International Women's Day in recognition of women’s accomplishments and achievements made by countries and governments to improve their status in the social, educational, rights and legislative sectors. It is also in acknowledgment of their contribution to all spheres of life, which led to impressive developments in the lives of ......read more

Emirates Post encourages people to send messages of support to Special Olympics UAE athletes…

Dubai, UAE – 07 March 2019: To celebrate the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (14-21 March), Emirates Post is encouraging people to send messages of support to the participating Special Olympics UAE athletes. Post boxes and postcards, which have been designed by students and Abdulla Lutfy, Special Olympics UAE athlete, will be placed at various locations across the ......read more

UAE Civil Defence Teams Undergo Training in Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Fire Pumps…

United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  Global safety science company, UL, is helping put the UAE at the forefront of fire safety and prevention.   They hosted a training session for UAE Civil Defence inspection teams and were briefed on international codes and standards requirements of design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of fire pumps.   The event, ......read more

Al Maktoum Foundation donates AED 300,000 to Abu Dhabi University Student Fund…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 5 March 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has received a funding donation from the Al Maktoum Foundation worth AED 300,000. The donation was allocated towards the students’ fund in a bid to continue providing access to world-class education for students and boost their academic success.    In a special ceremony held at Abu Dhabi ......read more

DAFZA's non-oil foreign trade reaches AED 146 billion in 2018…

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: DAFZA affirms its role in achieving 2018 goals in strengthening the economy and attracting foreign direct investment HE Mohammed Al Zarooni: DAFZA’s foreign trade growth in 2018 has proven once again the effectiveness of its strategic approach  11 % is DAFZA’s contribution to Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade  DAFZA reports ......read more

Dubai Cares delegation visits India to formally close successful education program and launch new ...…

Over 600,000 children benefited from Dubai Cares’ literacy & numeracy and school readiness support  Delegation renews partnership with Pratham to support more than 300,000 children    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 March 2019: A delegation led by His Excellency Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

Sharjah's Electronic Platform ‘Injaz' to Save Time and Effort, Boost Productivity…

 Move Part of Emirate's Efforts to Support the Elderly as Member of Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities   United Arab Emirates, Dubai -  March 3, 2019:  Asma Al Khudari, Director of the Executive Office of Higher Committee for Follow-up of Sharjah’s Membership of Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities, stressed that Sharjah is sparing no effort to improve the ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention Announces its Participation in the “National Sports Day” ...…

Al Owais: A sports initiative illustrates the country of happiness, tolerance, and crossroads of culture Al Rand: A consolidation of intimacy and positive spirit notions in an atmosphere of recreational sport activities UAE, Dubai, March 2, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced its participation in the events of the 4th edition of the “UAE National Sports ......read more

Ajman Free Zone Launches New Mobile App for Smart Phones to make Business Operations Efficient…

Ajman, UAE (March 2, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone has launched a new and innovative mobile app to make business management easier and faster, at an event attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Free Zone. The newly-launched app will reduce the time and effort it takes for business owners to obtain a new licence or to renew a current licence, and to make online payments, amongst ......read more

Emirates Post supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy…

Series of events hosted in February to celebrate the annual festival  UAE, 27 February 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, hosted a series of events in February to celebrate Innovation Month, demonstrating its commitment to the progressive culture of innovation present within the UAE.  The line-up of events included several ......read more

Dhahi Khalfan inaugurates ‘Innovation Arabia 12'…

Conference and Exhibition in Dubai Today Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 26 February, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) Successfully Completes Emergency Drill…

“Readiness 2019 Exercise,” is the first of its kind emergency drill run in association with Department of Health - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 25, 2018: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in accordance with the Department of Health conducted a “Readiness 2019 Exercise” today with the ultimate objective of assessing the emergency response and ......read more

Research finds increased sulfur metabolism is a likely survival mechanism for native UAE algae…

Fast facts: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have sequenced 22 microalgal genomes from the UAE’s mangroves, open seas, salt flats, deserts, and urban areas This new collection increases the available microalgal genomes by 50 percent Coastal, subtropical species of microalgae show expansion of sulfur-metabolic genes, which help algae cope with salinity and drought    Abu ......read more

Dubai Customs ties strategy to the 8 principles of governance…

Dubai – 23 Feb 2019: Dubai Customs announced its strategy to tie its plans to the eight principles of governance, endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai following 50 years of success and achievement that characterized His Highness’s tenure. Immediately after the eight principles were announced, Ahmed ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler to present inaugural Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi International Prize for ...…

Prize will be presented by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi during the 11th International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM), which attracts leading international scientific figures to Ras Al Khaimah February 21, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, will on Monday present the inaugural ......read more

Chief Justice of DIFC Courts reviews DLD procedures…

Both parties explore means of cooperation and strengthening partnership to develop services for customers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2019:  HE Justice Zaki bin Azmi, Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts), paid a visit to the Dubai Land Department (DLD) where he was welcomed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs orders further control measures at Cargo Village Customs Center…

Dubai – 21 February 2019: Dubai Customs provides distinguished services through its different centers including the Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center which deals with massive amounts of goods and personal belongings every day. Alertness and professionalism in dealing with this are very important to help prevent the entry of restricted and prohibited goods into the country. Dubai Cargo ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Inaugurates 6th Sharjah Children Biennial…

Month-long art exhibition presents ingenious workings of the young mind Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher: To the children, I say, we care about you and your dreams… in them we see the future of our world.   February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of Rubu’ ......read more

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