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Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018:   Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.   Until now, little was known about the precise rotational patterns of Sun-like ......read more

Kalyan Silks Flood relief

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma Maitri Auditorium, Thrissur, on September 16. Shri. Prakash Pattabhiraman, Shri. Mahesh Pattabhiraman, Executive Directors, Kalyan Silks, Smt. Akitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, Smt. Beena Murali, Deputy Mayor, Shri. Mahesh, Corporation Councilor, Shri C.A Salim, President, Chamber of Commerce, Thrissur were also present on the occasion.

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Dubai Health Authority officials to get leadership training

Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.  The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in collaboration with Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government and more than 400 officials benefitted from the programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are keen to foster and develop young national talent in the health sector. The DHA focusses on continuous training and medical ......read more

Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot in 2018 Safest Cities in the World Ranking

International indices place Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world Abu Dhabi, 19, September 2018:   Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.  Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world, including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city in the world, with the emirate's safety index rising from 86.46 points for the first half of last year to 88.26 points during the first six months of this year.  HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary, at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, said: “Safety is paramount ......read more

New retirement visas likely to drive long-term inheritance planning for UAE expats

DIFC Wills Service Centre expects significant increase in Will registrations as residents protect their property and investments after retirement September 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The head of the DIFC Wills Service Centre says he’s expecting a significant increase in the number of foreign residents registering new Wills as a result of the Government’s recently announced 5-year retirement visa. Sean Hird, Director of the WSC, says the retirement visa is the latest in a series of carefully calibrated Government legal initiatives to ensure that the UAE remains the GCC’s top destination for overseas investment. He believes that foreign residents and business owners who choose to stay after retirement will now commit to firm financial planning, rather than putting off important decisions. In particular, he expects ......read more

Dubai to host 13th IAMRA conference in 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 13thInternational Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference will take place from October 6-9 in Dubai. DHA will host the conference in association with the 3rd Dubai Health Regulation Conference. This is the first time IAMRA is hosting a conference in the Middle East region. IAMRA has 113 members from 47 countries and the organization shares a common goal that patients should have access to highly qualified and competent medical staff.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA thanked HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid for his patronage and for supporting this conference. Al ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council meets with the UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss cooperation

Dubai – 18 September 2018 The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The visiting delegation was received by HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; HE Faiza Al Sayed, Vice-President of the Dubai Business Women Council; the Board members of the Dubai Business Women Council; and Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, the Secretary General of the University Leadership Council (ULC). The two sides discussed methods of enhancing cooperation to empower women in the business ......read more

Volunteers from the UAE join hands with the community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal to build a new community school

Thirteen UAE-based volunteers join school-building mission in Senegal    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17 September 2018:  60 Senegalese school children welcomed the promise of a new school in their community which is in the process of being constructed in the local community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal, under the umbrella of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative. Upon completion, the primary school premises will benefit 60 school children, 60 illiterate adults and 300 villagers. Earlier this week, thirteen UAE-based volunteers, who represented 9 nationalities, travelled to Senegal to set the foundation for the educational centerpiece of the community by donating their time and energy for a great cause.    It is estimated that approximately 38% of Senegal’s ......read more

Sharjah's Recognition as ‘Accessible City for Physically Disabled' Hailed as Historic Step Towards Empowerment

Emirate to Be Declared ‘accessible City for Physically Disabled’ on October 31 at United Nations by World Federati0n of Disabled Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Top officials and heads of various government entities have welcomed steps being taken by the United Nations recognising Sharjah as the “Accessible City for the Physically Disabled,” hailing it as yet another feather in the Emirate’s cap and a proud milestone in its journey of inclusive progress and empowerment. The Emirate is to be formally declared the ‘Accessible City for the Physically Disabled’ during the World Cities Day at the United Nations in New York on October 31, 2018 by the World Federation of the Disabled.    Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police Major General ......read more

Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector

11th September, 2018-ABU DHABI-The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president honoring the event by visiting the exhibition.  Sheikh Zayed then ordered that ADIHEX becomes an annual event and since then the exhibition is held annually in the UAE capital. ADIHEX has since then expanded into the world’s largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation. This year’s ADIHEX is dedicated to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed the first falconer, and one of the most significant naturalists in the world, who has since the 1930s, envisioned the need to strike a balance between falconry conservation and heritage, hunting and preservation of birds and ......read more

DHA launches 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (You Are Our Pride) initiative

The program aims to motivate DHA employees to excel in their jobs and join the authority’s drive in creating a first class medical system in Dubai. Employees who take part and excel in this program will be awarded. In 2017, DHA facilities served more than 4 million customers.    UAE, Dubai, September 11, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (Your are our Pride) initiative. This year’s initiative will focus on increasing employee satisfaction and happiness, the initiative includes more award categories to ensure a wider participation of DHA employees. It aims to encourage all DHA employees from different specializations to be innovative; spread the culture of creativity and it gives them an opportunity to join the authority in its developmental ......read more

DIHAD Offers a Ray of Hope to Syrian Children at ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood' Refugee Camp in Jordan

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11  September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp. The initiative aims for giving a hand to the Syrian refugee children and bringing a smile to their faces, by providing the necessary school supplies before the start of the new academic year.  DIHAD delegation headed by Dr. ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced their partnership to help send one million children to school by 2020. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at providing quality education opportunities for the most vulnerable and marginalized children across the MENA region, starting with 200,000 direct beneficiaries which will include children, parents and teachers.   Aligned to Majid Al Futtaim’s socio-economic sustainability goal, ‘Transforming Lives’ and the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), the partnership will focus on improving access to integrated and ......read more

P&O Marinas Signs MoU with Dubai SME

Dubai – Sat. 8 September 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) subsidiary P&O Marinas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai SME. The agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to boost mutual cooperation in introducing best services to their clients towards realising the vision of Dubai Government in support of Dubai’s economy.   Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O and Executive Director of Mina Rashid, and Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, signed the MoU which will see both parties provide facilitations and additional advantages to each other’s clients in order to promote economic activity and support Dubai’s efforts in attracting more business and ......read more

Sharjah Authorities Vow Effective Steps to Check Accidents Involving Children in High-Rise Buildings

Call for Public-private Partnership to Enforce Greater Safety of Children; Stricter Compliance of Building Norms  Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Top Sharjah officials and heads of various government entities and departments who met Wednesday to discuss the recent tragic accidents of children falling off high-rise buildings emphasised that a number of effective and innovative measures have been taken in partnership with all stakeholders to deal with the problem. They reaffirmed their commitment to enforcing all possible safety and security standards in high-rise buildings and residential units in the Emirate according to highest global standards, calling for a public-private partnership to deal with the problem and prevent such tragedies in the future. The meeting was presided over by HE Thabit Al Turaifi, Director ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi achieves Investors in People accolade

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2018:   The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) accreditation after achieving the standards set by the international people management organisation. In addition to the main IIP award, DCT Abu Dhabi also achieved Health and Wellbeing Silver Level accreditation in recognition of its Wellness Programme. DCT Abu Dhabi is the first organisation in the Middle East to achieve this accolade, reflecting the Department’s commitment to high performance through best-practice people management.  Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what is required to lead, support and manage people effectively in order to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the Investors in People ......read more

UAE Visa-Free Entry Announced for Citizens of El Salvador

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates for stays of up to 90 days.     Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for stays of up to 90 days. Travellers will receive an entry stamp upon arrival. Previously, nationals of El Salvador had to apply for a UAE visa prior to travel.     How Fragomen can assist?   Fragomen will continue monitoring the situation and will revert with additional information as developments occur.     

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Malabar Group offers INR 7 Crore to Kerala flood relief

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Malabar Group has announced a contribution of total 7 crore Indian rupees to the Kerala flood relief. The flood that swept away almost half of Kerala has cost many life and property. The overall loss is yet to be estimated, however honourable Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and government is leading a very commendable rehabilitation work. To support the activities of Chief Minister, Mr. MP Ahammed Chairman-Malabar Group handed over a cheque of INR 2 crore yesterday at Trivandrum, Kerala. He also committed a financial help of INR 5 crore for rebuilding and repairing houses lost and damaged in the flood. This includes RS. 1 crore collected from the employees of Malabar Group. Hence, the total relief from Malabar Group is 7 crore Indian rupees. The entire relief activities will be routed through Malabar ......read more

Sharjah Xposure Unveils New Competition Categories

International Photography Festival Allocates Category For Government Staff, Says SGMB Director Allay SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Aug 29, 2018 –   Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has unveiled the details of the 2018 Xposure International Photography Festival, to be held from November 21-24, 2018 at Expo Centre Sharjah, with the addition of several new competition categories and attractive opportunities for photography professionals and enthusiasts.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Xposure, the region’s first-of-its-kind and immensely popular International Photography Festival attracts globally-acclaimed and award-winning photographers, as well as amateurs and photography enthusiasts from ......read more

Emirati Women's Day

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi: Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  We congratulate Emirati women on this occasion which has become a national day for celebrating their many achievements in all fields. Women have been essential in the establishment of the UAE and in its continuous development, thanks to the vision of our late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a great advocate for a woman’s right to learn, work and become involved in all aspects of government, society and life. We have dedicated this year to celebrate Zayed’s philosophy of elevating women’s status, pushing for the advancement of the Emirati society as a whole and raising the UAE’s profile in terms of legislation and laws that safeguard women’s rights and ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank donates AED 5 Million for Kerala Flood Victims

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to coordinate urgent relief campaign for the affected victims from Kerala floods, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has donated AED 5 million to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment (MBRCH), in support of the establishment’s efforts to help thousands of flood-affected people in Kerala state in southern India following the catastrophic conditions they are living in from the effects of devastating floods, which is the ......read more

Al Mazrouei: The UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities

Sharjah, 28, August 2018:  On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, stated that the UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities that has enabled them to attain remarkable achievements and expand their participation in the development of the UAE. Al Mazrouei said: “The Constitution of the UAE, the UAE vision 2021, the local government strategies, and the Emirati Citizen's Code of Values and Conduct have all focused on empowering women, developing their capabilities, and continuing  to build on the achievements that they have attained since the formation of the Union, following the path set by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.” Al Mazrouei ......read more

McDonald's UAE raises AED 320,000 for Emirates Red Crescent

As part of their joint cooperation Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  McDonald’s UAE has announced that it has raised AED320,000 from its Ramadan children’s books campaign in association with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The sum includes the proceeds from the sales of children's social awareness and entertainment books, as well as Emirates Red Crescent donation boxes, which were placed at McDonald’s restaurants across the country as part of the campaign. Hassan Abu Ezzeddin, Marketing Manager of McDonald’s UAE, delivered the check on behalf of Rafic Fakih, Managing Director and Partner of McDonald's UAE, to Mohammed Yousuf Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary-General for Support Services in Emirates Red Crescent at the headquarters of the organization in Abu Dhabi. Al-Fahim stressed that the Emirates ......read more

Al Owais: the UAE's approach to empowering women is the ideal standard

Sharjah, 27 August 2018:  HE Abdulla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), stated that the UAE’s approach to empowering women in various fields is the ideal standard that helps women achieve their goals and reflects the cultural level that the UAE has achieved under the vision of the wise leadership. On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Al Owais expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates; His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; and to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; for their continued efforts, since the establishment of the Union of the Emirates by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to ......read more

Dr. B. R. Shetty donates INR 4 Crores for the welfare efforts of the Kerala-flood-affected victims

Dubai, 25 August 2018:   Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, Founder Finablr Group, and Chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare met with Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today and handed over a cheque of INR 4 Crores in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating floods that has affected the state. He was accompanied by Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and Executive Director of Finablr, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Healthcare, and Amit Saxena, MD & CEO of Unimoni India, on the occasion.  “Despite the catastrophic event, the resilience shown by the people of Kerala is commendable. The rehabilitation of the nearly million displaced is a critical priority and we must all join hands to support ......read more

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Aster Disaster Support Team mobilized to help Kerala flood victims…

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare pledges to contribute Rs. 50 lakhs or AED 265,000 to Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:   To support the victims of one of the worst floods that Kerala has seen in recent history, displacing more than 54000 people, Aster Disaster Support Team has been mobilized to ......read more

RAK International Corporate Centre visits the Republic of Mauritius to expand global presence…

Ras Al Khaimah, 13 August 2018:  RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a world-class corporate registry in Ras Al Khaimah, has recently visited the Republic of Mauritius to introduce the growth opportunities that it offers to international business companies. Led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK ICC, along with RAK ICC CEO Dr Sameer Al Ansari, ......read more

The Sustainable City names Dolores Shelleh as Brand Ambassador on International Youth Day…

This reflects The Sustainable City’s drive towards a sustainable and egalitarian future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13, August 2018:   The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, is commemorating International Youth Day by aligning with Dolores Shelleh, the first and youngest Jordanian woman set to climb the Everest, and ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Starts accepting Submissions to the 7th cycle UAE Ideas Award 2018…

The award opens to Gov. & Privet Sector in UAE Submissions deadline 20 September 2018 Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group. Dubai Quality Group chaired by Ms. Fatma Buti Al Mheiri has ......read more

Emirates Foundation hosts senior level delegation from the International Association for ...…

Visit comes as Abu Dhabi is announced one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE, the largest international volunteering Conference in 2020   ABU DHABI, August 12 2018:  Emirates Foundation, the national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the em-powerment of youth across the UAE, hosted this week a ......read more

ENEC Launches Youth Council to Empower the Next Generation of Emirati Nuclear Energy Leaders…

Barakah Youth Council to provide future Emirati nuclear energy leaders with voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement 63% of UAE Nationals employed by ENEC and its subsidiaries are under 30 years of age Announced to coincide with United Nations’ 18th annual International Youth Day Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 August 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy ......read more

Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations Announces its Second Edition…

Set to take place 8th and 9th October 2018 in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will take place on the 8th and 9th October 2018 at the Abu Dhabi ......read more

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi brings excitement to children at Sheikh Khalifa ...…

Nickelodeon characters, storytelling and lots of Summer Programme activities organised for young patients at the hospital Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 August 2018:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) brought the excitement and entertainment of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 directly to young patients of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, bringing ......read more

Carried out by Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment…

Sharjah’s ‘Pledge a Library’ Initiative Distributes 600 Books in Brazil Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), a Sharjah-based non-profit, has supported the São Paulo Public Library, six school libraries, as well as community service centres in Brazil that host a rich collection of Arabic books, with 600 new ......read more

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry discusses cooperation with Malaysia…

Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:   HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Omar Mohammed Salleh, Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of Malaysia in the UAE, discussed ways of developing economic relations and enhancing trade exchange between Sharjah and Malaysia.  The meeting ......read more

Dubai Land Department supports strategic alliance between the UAE and China…

Representing the UAE through its participation in the Chinese Luxury Property Show in Beijing and launching its Real Estate Promotion Trustee office in China Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04th August 2018:   The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China (China) over the ......read more

Emirates Intellectual Property Association leads unified efforts to promote adoption of best global ...…

“Move to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is essential in consolidating UAE's leading position on IP protection,” says EIPA Chairman Al Obaidli   Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:  The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), continues to lead in the ongoing unified efforts to promote the adoption of global best practices in intellectual property ......read more

Thomson Reuters Hosts 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in Saudi Arabia…

Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor   August, 2nd, 2018:    Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership ......read more

More than half of eligible UAE expats seek second passport…

A number of global immigration consultants and advisors to join IREIS 2018 to advice potential immigrants seeking a second passport in return of investment Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 02, 2018:  About 51 percent of the eligible expatriates of the UAE are seeking a second passport According to a research by AAA Associates, a leading immigration service provider.   The AAA ......read more

UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 August 2018:   UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.    The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage ......read more

Emirates Post Group gifts the first public issuance of the UAE-China commemorative stamp to young ...…

Stamps issued celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the UAE and China in high-demand   Dubai, (31) July 2018:   Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, has witnessed a high demand for the latest stamp celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s ......read more

Sharjah Publishing City Launches the Dual License for the First Time…

Businesses Operating in Sharjah’s Free Zone Can Now Expand in the Mainland and Local Markets ‘Dual trade license’ system launched by Sharjah Publishing City and Sharjah Economic Development Department Sharjah, 31 July 2018:  The Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), under the umbrella of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the world’s first publishing free zone, ......read more

Up to AED 200,000 Worth of Electronics to Win with the Abu Dhabi Summer Season ‘Unbox the Amazing' ...…

Lucky shoppers could walk away with valuable gifts from retailers participating in ADSS this weekend at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 July 2017:   As part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS), the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development ......read more

Details of the Immigration Amnesty Announced…

Dubai, UAE: 25 July 2018:   The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will last for three months, starting 1 August 2018.  Amnesty details The initiative called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ will allow foreign nationals to regularize their status by either ......read more

Dubai South partners with European Expert Chambers to attract EU SMEs to Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018:  The Business Park at Dubai South has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Union of European Expert Chambers (UCEE) to establish a permanent exhibition and business centre for the members of UCEE at the Business Park. The partnership aims to encourage European SMEs to set up their business in Dubai and the region. The announcement came ......read more

Shurooq and REI Holding Strengthen Korea-Sharjah Bilateral Investments in Second MoU…

New agreement builds on the pioneering healthcare project between both parties and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Sharjah, 25 July, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea’s global investment corporation REI Holding Group, to encourage bilateral investments, collaborate on ......read more

Y&R supports UNHCR with #HandInHand campaign to draw vital donations for refugees…

The #HandInHand campaign raised awareness of the refugee cause as well as important funds for more than 800 Syrian and 1500 Rohingya refugee families Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 25, 2018) -   Y&R Dubai was proud to offer their helping hand to UNHCR’s Ramadan campaign – coined as #HandInHand #nusalnus – which sought to raise awareness around the pressing ......read more

Asia Pulp & Paper's Foopak Bio Natura Compostable Food Packaging Solution Awarded “Sustainability ...…

As anti-plastic campaign in UAE gathers momentum, these biodegradable and compostable paperboard products offer businesses a sustainable alternative to packaging waste Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Foopak Bio Natura suite of food packaging products “Sustainability Product of the Year” in ......read more

Strategic new partnership between Dubai Government Workshop and Al-Futtaim Motors to result in ...…

UAE, July 22, 2018 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a strategic partnership with Al-Futtaim Motors, one of the UAE's leading companies in maintenance and distribution of cars and spare parts. The new alliance is expected to help reinforce cooperation between the two parties, particularly in the efforts to provide maintenance services for Toyota automobiles. The move represents a ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues commemorative stamp celebrating 34 years of UAE-China diplomatic ...…

Dubai, 22 July 2018:   To mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE, Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, issued commemorative stamps celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the ......read more

Currency Swaps Through Renminbi Clearing Centre Boost UAE – China Trade…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 July 2018:   As part of joint efforts to foster a closer trading relationship and develop increased investment opportunities, the Central Bank of the UAE and the People’s Bank of China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement and an MOU to establish a Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre in the UAE in December 2015. Swaps through the Center grew consistently, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts ‘Art for Health' awards…

UAE, July 18, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) held the closing ceremony of the ‘Art for Health 2018’ competition. The winners were awarded in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics; and Dr. Fadila Sharif, Director of Education and Health Promotion Department. Dr. Rand thanked the attendees and ......read more

Dubai Municipality and Veolia successfully Commissioned Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility…

Constructed by Veolia subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of Hazardous liquid waste.  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous ......read more

Middle East Immigration News Flash 60/2018…

Validity of Residence Permits under Personal Sponsorship Extended Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years.    The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council looks to enhance economic relations with Serbia…

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council held a meeting to discuss ways to enhance the economic relations between business women of Dubai and Serbia, and enact joint economic and trade partnerships. The meeting was recently held between Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; and HE Stanimir  Vukicevic, the Ambassador of  Serbia in the ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop successfully holds training workshop aimed at enhancing technical skills ...…

UAE, 15 July, 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with leading tire safety company Dunlop, successfully organized a two-day training program on tire technology at the workshop's training centre. The sessions were held as part of DGW's continuing efforts to enhance the technical skills of their employees--allowing them to further improve their abilities to carry out ......read more

Khalifa Fund signs MoU with the Crown Prince Foundation in Jordan to promote entrepreneurship and ...…

Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2018: In accordance with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ......read more

HR holds the key to driving innovation and digital transformation in UAE's public sector…

Giving HR a seat at the executive table is vital to meeting digital workplace needs Abu Dhabi, 15 July 2018:   The global HR tech industry is worth an estimated USD 400 billion, according to Bersin by Deloitte. The Middle East contributes a sizeable and growing share to the global market, and increasingly, uptake of HR tech solutions in the region is being driven by public sector ......read more

PCFC and GDRFA helped 511 employees tie the knot over last 7 years…

Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) reinforced its continual efforts towards more social cohesion through the mass wedding initiative which it has organized consecutively for the last seven years.   It is part of PCFC’s efforts to promote happiness, and to help families and couples with the wedding expenses and the start of their ......read more

Outstanding Guide programme launched by Sharjah Museums Authority…

Girl Guides to tour museums as part of  week-long training programme. Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme. Sharjah, July 11, 2018:  The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 28.3% growth in total membership during first half of 2018…

Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The ......read more

Planning for life and dealing with death – how legal tolerance in the UAE offers a more secure ...…

DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.  Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.  But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Maharati' system to boost healthcare electronic ...…

UAE, July 9, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has officially launched the ‘Maharati’ system, a healthcare learning and management system, at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah as part of its continuous efforts to improve the health system and nurture a culture of innovation in the work environment through globally accepted training. Apart from strengthening the ......read more

DED Ajman records outstanding growth in issued licenses after strong move to enhance businesses…

UAE, 9 July, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recorded an outstanding 5 per cent growth in the number of new and renewed licenses during the first quarter of 2018. The high number of issued commercial licenses reflects the confidence of the local, regional and global investment community in Ajman's competitive economic and investment capabilities and was the ......read more

Emirates Post Group supports ‘My Blood for My Country' initiative with blood donation drives…

Dubai, 09 July 2018:   Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive ......read more

Smart Solutions and Services Authority ready to unify Abu Dhabi Customer Service Centres via TAMM ...…

Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2018: Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) successfully organized a special workshop aimed at unifying the Emirati's government customer service centres through its TAMM initiative, which looks towards achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government by moving the service delivery model to a more ‘journey-focused' approach. The ......read more

Dubai Cares honors philanthropist Sunny Varkey for fulfilling his AED 100 million commitment over ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018:   Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the ......read more

SLC holds gathering with 36 government entities to discuss ‘Dubai Legislative Plan 2019'…

UAE, July 7, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), held a gathering to discuss the methodology of developing ‘Dubai Legislative Plan 2019,’ which is aimed at the establishment of a more comprehensive and unified framework needed for the creation of pioneering government legislation that is capable of addressing the present ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs discusses fostering business with South Korean Consul General…

Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means ......read more

Official Statement Issued Regarding Entry and Residency of Qatari Citizens…

Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention's Youth Council tackles future challenges and plans during ...…

UAE, 4 July, 2018- The Youth Council of the Ministry of Health and Prevention at Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Sharjah held its first induction meeting attended by the Ministry’s staff from Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman’s medical districts. The meeting served as a venue for the young members to discuss the Council’s goals, tasks, and future plans to ......read more

ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum to Share Best Practices with Local and International Entities…

More than 300 attendees discussed strategy, performance management, innovation, business continuity, risk management and stakeholder management     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 July 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi City. The forum brought together more than 300 delegates representing a diverse ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Teams Up with Key Partners to Deliver Unbeatable ...…

In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events  Abu Dhabi, 4 July 2018:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with eight organisations in the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi to offer the best edition of Abu Dhabi Summer ......read more

Linde and Evonik enter into strategic partnership for membrane-based natural gas processing…

Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  The technology company The Linde Group and the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries have concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement on the use of membranes for natural gas processing. The two companies will jointly promote membrane technology – Evonik on the membrane and polymer side and Linde’s Engineering Division as the system integrator ......read more

AUS research team to convert organic wastes into soil amendments…

Sharjah, UAE. July 4, 2018:   Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project. Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not ......read more

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