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Dubai Customs participates in Shenzhen Security Summit

Dubai – 23 May 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Shenzhen Security Summit in China on 10 and 11 May. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and Younis Othman, IT Director attended the event.  The participation aimed at learning about the best practices in security that can help protect borders and entry points, control and monitor passenger traffic and implement latest techniques in risk management.  Dubai Customs delegation also visited the smart operations center in Shenzhen where the city is controlled using 24-hour Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems. Another visit was made to the Huawei headquarters which aimed at learning about the strategies and work practices followed in the global company, and how beneficial the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is to them.  “Our ......read more

Emirates Post Offers Valued Discounts to Six Destinations this Ramadan

Discounts to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh Up to 60% on 15-30kg packages sent via international Express Dubai, UAE; 23 May 2018:  In line with the Year of Zayed, Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, has launched a heartfelt initiative offering discounts on international Express shipments for six destinations. Following the principles of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, on community philanthropy, Emirates Post has announced a valuable offering of varied discounts for shipments weighing 15-30kg to six destinations, this Ramadan. This initiative aims at giving customers a chance to share the gratitude and happiness of the Holy Month with their families back home.   Commenting on this initiative, ......read more

H.H Sheikh Saud Meets Palace Museum Beijing Officials in Ras Al Khaimah to Unearth Details of Ancient ‘Silk Road' Trade Links Between the Far East and Eastern Arabia

World’s leading expert is in RAK to examine Chinese blue and white pottery found here ‘Ras Al Khaimah is a place that has had constant human habitation for over 7,000 years’ May 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has met renowned archaeologists from China who are in the Emirate to uncover details about the ancient ‘Silk Road’ trade links between the Far East and this region.  Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Antiquities and Museums has developed a collaboration with the Palace Museum, Beijing, and Durham University, in the UK, to conduct a scientific study in the Emirate to learn more about the Chinese pottery discovered here in recent years. Currently, a team of Palace Museum ......read more

Trakhees service center receives 4-star rating

Dubai – 21 May 2018:  Adnan Al Abbar, CEO of Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees applauded the recent achievement of Trakhees customer service center in getting a 4-star rating from Dubai Government 2017 in the “International star service rating system”.  “This reflects our strategy in developing our services in fulfilment of Dubai Plan 2021 of turning Dubai into the place of choice for living and work. This classification is a reflection of our incessant efforts in improving our service and product offerings”.  He pointed out that departments who seek excellence always studies any gaps in service delivery and work hard in a creative way to fill these gaps.  “These efforts are part of our strategy to facilitate smart services to our customers in support ......read more

Rapid Enforcement of DIFC Wills Probate Cases as New Law Gains Traction

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st May, 2018: DIFC Wills Service welcomes smooth implementation of new rules to speed up enforcement of Wills for non-Muslim residents and investors     Marking its third anniversary, Dubai’s DIFC Wills Service Centre has welcomed the swift implementation of a new law which is streamlining the enforcement of inheritance cases in the courts. The Wills Service Centre (WSC) was established in 2015 and has now registered over 4,000 Wills to clients in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.   Dubai’s Law No 15 was passed in late 2017 and was designed to clarify the administration of Wills for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai. Its impact has been immediate, with eight DIFC Wills enforced by Dubai Courts in the early part of this year. Sean Hird, Director of the DIFC Wills Service, ......read more

Founder's Memorial 30 metre Constellation Installation

Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:​  Whilst the formal inauguration of the Founder’s Memorial took place on 26 February in Abu Dhabi, the newly completed project which celebrates the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, was fully opened to the public on 22 April.    The opening marks another celebration in the Year of Zayed, and is one of a series of events planned throughout 2018 to commemorate the centenary of his birth.   Located at the western end of Abu Dhabi’s world famous Corniche, this spectacular 3.3 hectare project comprising a visitor centre and sensitively landscaped public plaza has, as its centrepiece, a unique public artwork comprising stainless steel geometic shapes, suspended on tensioned cables, providing visitors with a 30 metre ......read more

Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority Successfully Throws the Spotlight on TAMM and AD Connect Initiatives During Malta's Public Service Week 2018

In Line with Efforts to Reinforce Abu Dhabi's Position in Excellence Government Performance Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2018 Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) threw the spotlight on two of its pioneering initiatives-- “TAMM”, Abu Dhabi’s integrated government services solutions aimed at achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government through a journey-focused approach, and “AD Connect”, which looks towards the enablement and integration of government documents across all government services-- during its participation at Malta's Public Service Week 2018, a week-long celebration that ran from May 18 to May 27,2018 in Valletta City. The Public Service Week 2018 served as a strategic platform for ADSSSA to showcase its recent series of achievements, including the ......read more

International Tolerance Institute Unveils its Official Logo

Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2018 The International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), the UAE government Think Tank that was established to provide solutions to the challenges of extremism and sectarianism and to promote the culture of tolerance, today unveiled its official logo. The new logo, which reflects the Institute’s goals and values, will be used in all IIT’s future communications, collaterals, initiatives and events. Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, IIT’s Managing Director, said: “The launch of our official logo is a step forward towards the enablement of the Institute’s mission and vision to achieve a brighter future.” Dr. Al Shaibani added that the Institute’s logo, which will adorn IIT’s programs and initiatives, reflects the Center’s identity, which demonstrates that ......read more

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Visits Masdar City

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:   His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. He was received by a delegation led by HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company); Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar; Yousef Baselaib, Masdar’s Executive Director for Sustainable Real Estate; and Bader Al Lamki, Masdar’s Executive Director for Clean Energy. Prime Minister Ahmed, who assumed office in April, was briefed on Masdar’s mandate to deliver on the renewable energy vision of Abu Dhabi and to catalyze clean technology investments in the Arab world and international markets.  Masdar officials presented on the company’s diverse portfolio of projects, including Shams 1, the ......read more

The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates Receives the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Representative Entities During the DED Business Excellence Awards Ceremony

Dubai, May 17th  2018 - The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates (FBC) has received the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Representative Entities, presented by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. This award was given during the Business Excellence Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at Dubai Opera.    The Dubai Quality Award is an initiative created by the Department of Economic Development (DED) to promote quality and excellence. It provides organizations a tool to benchmark performance and document existing gaps, but also give a framework to ensure that all different initiatives are pulling in the desired ......read more

“Building and Sustaining World-class Innovation”

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:  TRAINING OVERVIEW: Innovation masterclass is not about creating an occasional reaction to changes or just new one-off initiatives in isolation. It is the creation of a management led culture of innovation that generates meaningful breakthroughs and creates ongoing real value for the organization and its customers. Innovation masterclass is a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together all of the creative resources, capabilities and knowledge within an organization to produce innovative changes to business models, processes, products and services that will drive new business growth and create a strategic competitive advantage. TRAINING OBJECTIVES: Innovation Masterclass consists of multiple number of interactive workshops that will help participants to: Have a clear insight into ......read more

Dubai Police Organises Awareness Lecture on Sudden Veering in Cooperation with ZAJEL

Lecture part of campaign to reduce accident deaths to zero by 2021. 110 courier bikes delivery drivers of ZAJEL attend lecture Dubai, UAE, 15 May, 2018 In cooperation with ZAJEL, the UAE’s fastest growing courier company and preferred by government departments, the General Directorate of Traffic - Dubai Police organised an awareness lecture targeting bike drivers engaged for delivery by courier companies and restaurants.  The awareness lecture is part of the campaign of Dubai Police to reduce the number accident deaths to zero by 2021. Hosted by ZAJEL in its Dubai Head Office and attended by 110 courier bike drivers, the lecture comes as part of a campaign on “sudden veering” organised by Dubai Police to reduce traffic accidents. The campaign is targeting all drivers, especially restaurants and delivery ......read more

Registration is now open for two upcoming editions of Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally taking place in 2018

Registration to be completed through the UAE Volunteer Platform Two editions of Volunteer Globally will take place in Senegal and Nepal  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that it will be organizing two editions of Volunteer Globally, one of the main pillars of Dubai Cares’ community outreach activities, to mark the “Year of Zayed 2018”. The organization is now accepting applications from interested volunteers through the UAE Volunteer Platform for both editions, with the first taking place in Senegal between September 2 and 8 and the second in Nepal between October 30 and November 6.   Each edition of Volunteer Globally will involve 15 UAE-based volunteers travelling to a remote village ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds Training Workshop for Specialists from Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) organized a training workshop for specialists from the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, to familiarize them with the UAE's guidelines and legislation on the production and transportation of food products of animal origin and on ways to comply with them. The workshop is in line with the Ministry's strategic plan to promote food safety in the country and its mandate to protect consumers from harmful, contaminated, adulterated food products that do not conform to safety guidelines. Majd Alherbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at MOCCAE, affirmed that the Ministry is keen to organize initiatives that enhance awareness of the UAE’s guidelines and legislation regarding ......read more

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, confers degrees on 360 graduates

CUD Graduation honours ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan’ in centennial Year of Zayed  Dubai, May 14, 2018:   Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the Canadian University in Dubai (CUD) hosted its 8th graduation ceremony recently and named it ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’ to salute the brave UAE hero. HH Sheikh Nahyan conferred degrees on 360 students at a  spectacular ceremony held at Dubai Opera, attended by a galaxy of prominent dignitaries, including H.E. Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, and members of the University’s Board of Trustees, Hon. Sheila Copps PC OC, former Heritage Minister, Environment Minister and  Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Hon. Dalton ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre: Islamic Economy Contributes 8% of Dubai's GDP

     Al Mansouri: Countries are now more open to adopting the UAE’s Islamic economy model      Kazim: Initiatives to achieve Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy vision well on track      Al Awar: The Centre is working towards unifying halal standards globally   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), today announced that the Islamic economy generates 8.3 per cent of Dubai’s GDP, according to Dubai Statistics Centre, a strategic partner of DIEDC. He shared the statistics, mapping the contribution of key sectors – Islamic finance, manufacturing and trade – while chairing the second meeting of ......read more

Dubai Holy Quran Radio launches new special programmes for Ramadan

Recitals of the Holy Quran at various timings five times a day to suit all listeners to complete the Holy Quran within a month  Dubai, May 13, 2018:   Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Holy Quran Radio has announced its new special programmes for Ramadan, which will start on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan 1439. The announcement came at a media roundtable held at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) offices today.   The radio station airs across the UAE at a frequency of 91.4FM.  A series of recitals of one chapter of the Holy Quran will happen at various intervals five times a day ......read more

FOCP and Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai Take 28 Cancer Patients to Umrah

United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2018:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) UAE, in collaboration with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), organised an Umrah trip for 28 cancer patients and four FOCP supervisors, to show them moral support while enabling them to perform Umrah rituals which helps to alleviate their sufferings and overcome the obstacles they face along their journey of treatment with hope and spiritual guidance. The initiative stems from FOCP’s belief in the power of psychological and spiritual support for cancer patients – a move consistent with their multi-pronged approach to patient treatment, which seeks to inspire confidence in them and truly believe in their potential for a full recovery.  In a gesture to enhance institutional cooperation to further ......read more

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Commends Nation's Approaches, Policies to Bolster Agriculture Production and Food Sustainability

Addresses 34th Session of FAO Regional Conference for the Near East in Rome Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 May 2018:  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today commended the nation’s approaches and policies to bolster agriculture production and food sustainability through leveraging modern technology to ultimately enhance the sector’s efficiency. The Minister is leading the UAE delegation to the 34th session of FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (NERC34), that concludes in the Italian capital of Rome on May 11. Also present on the  occasion was His Excellency Saqer Nasser Ahmed Abdullah Al Raisi, Ambassador of the UAE to Italy. Dr Zayoudi praised the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses cooperation with Nedaa

Dubai – 10 May 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office Mr Mansour Bouseiba, CEO, Nedaa Professional Communication Corporation. They discussed enhancing cooperation to develop service delivery to clients in support of the national sustainable economic development. This will include probable future partnership and exchange of expertise using Nedaa’s latest technologies in telecommunications.   “Advanced telecommunications can help us provide the best service to our clients so that they can get the highest revenues from their business. We have gone far and wide in adopting the latest technologies and using the most advanced IT applications in support of legitimate trade and to protect society from the perils of counterfeit products”.  On his part, ......read more

Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation Grants License to the First Endowment Foundation

Dubai-UAE: 09 May 2018 –   In line with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) commitment to support all philanthropies inside and outside the country, AMAF announced that it had granted license to the first endowment foundation. The license was granted per the Law No. 14 issued for regulating endowment by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The purpose of the law is to create a legislative environment that is conductive to establishing endowment institutions. The endowment foundation sets to be financially independent non-profit organization financed by the foundation’s profit to fund its programs and initiatives. The financial resources of the endowment foundation come from any endowment property, and all return on ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Holds 5th Edition of Haboub Al Khair

* Lectures expanded this year and will be delivered in four languages Dubai, 8 May 2018:  Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will hold the 5th edition of ‘Haboub al Khair’, a series of lectures by prominent Muslim Imams  Focusing on the core values of Islam and its impact on of the lives of people. Haboub al Khair lectures will start from 3rd of Ramadan until 9th Ramadan - from May 19 to 25 and will be held at four mosques across the UAE, including Mirdif Grand Mosque in Dubai, Amna Al Kabeer Mosque in Ajman, Shaheed Issa Al Badwawi Mosque in Hatta, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Umm ......read more

Smart gates to replace passport officials' platforms by 2030

Next-Generation Departure’ project will enable passengers complete procedures in minimum time GDFRA-D implements nationality and residency related laws to bring security and economic benefit to the country Strategies in place to have security checkpoints of the future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2018:  Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA-D), said that by 2030, the smart gates at Dubai airports will replace passport officials’ platforms with a view to reducing the human involvement factor in application of Dubai’s 10X initiative. Delivering the welcome address at the Airport Security Middle East conference on the second day of the 18th edition of Airports Show, Al Marri said: “We have ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre to Host SpaceOps 2022 International Conference

The forum of the space mission operations and ground systems community Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018:  Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), a member of the SpaceOps executive committee, announced today that it has been granted the right to host SpaceOps 2022 in Dubai, the international conference on space operations and data systems. The Centre has applied to host the event with SpaceOps Organization, the organizing entity which is formed by high-ranking members of the space sector from several agencies and countries around the world. Bringing together major international institutions and space agencies, the conference will discuss the principles, tools and strategies of space operations and will focus on the exchange of knowledge and research on all aspects of space missions’ management, space ......read more

Dubai Investments posts strong Q1 2018 results; net profit surges by 25% to AED 362 million

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018:  Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, announced strong Q1 2018 financial results. Highlights:     Net profit increased by 25% to AED 362 million as compared to AED 289 million for Q1 2017     Total Income increased by 33% to AED 927 million as compared to AED 697 million for Q1 2017     Earnings per share increased by 28% to AED 0.09/share as compared to AED 0.07/share for Q1 2017     Total assets rose to AED 19.2 billion as compared to AED 17 billion as at 31st December 2017     The annualized return on equity achieved for the period was 11.86%. Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Investments, said: “Dubai ......read more

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Dubai Customs Inks MoU with BPG to Curb Counterfeiting…

Dubai – 28 April 2018: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group GCC & Yemen (BPG) to promote bilateral co-operation and to exchange relevant information in order to counter counterfeiting and piracy.  Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division from Dubai Customs and Malik Hanouf, CEO of ......read more

Hope Makers Initiative Logo to Be Projected on Five Landmarks in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain…

ADNOC and IPIC headquarters, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to sport the logo for three nights Dubai-UAE, 28 April, 2018 –   In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Hope Makers initiative, the largest Arab initiative to honor the champions of giving in the Arab world, will have its logo projected on five landmark ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances AED550 Million Quweira Solar Power Plant in Jordan…

    Plant produces 105 MW of energy, feeds national electricity grid     Project supplies electricity to 50,000 households       His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Project achieves sustainable development in Jordanian energy sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 April, 2018:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for ......read more

Dubai Customs Celebrates The World Intellectual Property Day 2018…

Dubai – 26 April 2018:  Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait ......read more

His Highness Establishes New Foundation with $1m Seed Funding to Combat Electrocution of Falcons…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed has launched a new Foundation for the conservation of raptors with a $20 million endowment and has committed initial seed funding of $1 ......read more

Dubai Ladies Club in partnership with ‘Brides do Good' to open ‘Designs of Hope' exhibition on May 2…

Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress  Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing ......read more

Micro-Learning Approach Complements Emirates Post Group's Robust Learning and Development Strategy…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 –   Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates Saif Al Ashram Endowment Project…

Dubai-UAE: 25 April 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has officially inaugurated its Saif Al Ashram residential and commercial endowment project in Al Satwa area in Dubai. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.  The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, Mohannad Saif ......read more

DMCA promotes smart transformation & build integrated maritime sector…

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched a wide range of applications and services for online inquiries and payments in line with its ongoing smart transformation and innovation initiatives. The newly introduced applications and services are going to provide the greatest convenience, flexibility and speed in providing services to customers in line with the Smart Dubai Initiative’s ......read more

SLC highlights Dubai's effective legislative practices to visiting high-level Ethiopian delegation…

UAE, April 24, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently presented its success story to a group of visiting high-level Ethiopian delegates. The delegation was briefed on the best practices adopted by the Emirate of Dubai in developing legislation that is capable of addressing the present needs and looking ahead to future challenges. ......read more

Sea of Culture Foundation to Host Literary Salon at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018…

Highlights to include session exploring values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April, 2018:  A host of leading intellectuals, academicians and decision-makers will discuss key issues that dominate today’s cultural landscape at the Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon set to run on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Collaborates with Nasdaq Dubai to Develop New Initiatives…

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Displays A Spectacular Tribute to Sheikh Zayed ...…

To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation  Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the ......read more

Dubai Real Estate Institute organises exclusive executive course from Harvard University…

    The course will be held over two days and target real estate sector employees who wish to develop their skills Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2018:  The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is organising an exclusive executive course from Harvard University focusing on strategic management and innovation in the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances AED708 Million Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City in Afghanistan…

    His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul     City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks     His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more

Dubai Free Zones Council Launches New Initiative to Stimulate and Accelerate E-commerce Growth…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018:  The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones. The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.  The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Experts Foresee Enhanced Public-Private Partnerships Will Bolster Dubai's Healthcare Sector…

Representatives from Dubai Science Park and Dubai Health Authority emphasise importance of public-private partnerships to advance local healthcare industry Dubai-UAE: 23 April, 2018 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused community, hosted its latest Business Partner Breakfast at the community’s Laboratory Complex, with this edition highlighting the benefits that ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Participates at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair…

Dubai, 21 April 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fifth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec). The Center’s pavilion will exhibit all the books and publications published by the Center, including ‘The Judicial System of ......read more

Human Appeal International launches Ramadan Campaign "Make Them Happy" targeting more ...…

New smart services and website for the month of giving Collect the revenue through the smart system for the first time at the country level. 232 million dirhams expected revenue for 2018 with a growth of 23% over the last year. Zakat Al Fitr, Eid Dressing, Iftar and Food Donation represent four main projects of the Ramadan campaign. Adopting a carefully planned advertising plan for ......read more

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum…

EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018  -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait. The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid ......read more

Dubai Land Department uses Artificial Intelligence to verify ‘Ejari' contracts Applying new ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts. The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the ......read more

DAMAC Chairman sees innovation as catalyst for sector growth in the run up to EXPO 2020…

Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018:  Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared ......read more

Tamouh unveils unique art piece dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018…

The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh. Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Breaks Ground on Charity and Endowment Residential Complex…

AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs  Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018:   His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and ......read more

UAE ranks first among Arab countries and 15th globally in export rankings…

Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world. The report, released recently by ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Rolls Out UAE Environmental Geographic Information System…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations. The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart ......read more

Emirates Post Group Wins Best Performance Project Award…

16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: -   Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors over 200 Students for Outstanding Academic Performance ...…

Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year. His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF ......read more

DAFZA To Showcase Growing Opportunities within Halal sector at the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition…

Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018:   The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held ......read more

Latifa bint Mohammed visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE, hails state-of-art initiatives…

Dubai, 11 April 2018:   Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director ......read more

PCFC's stand at DIGAE sees heavy diplomatic footfall…

Dubai – 10 April 2018:   The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian ......read more

IIA conference a catalyst for UAE economy: Al Mansoori…

International Internal Audit Conference to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum More than 3,000 global business leaders, politicians, experts from 110 countries to attend the region’s first international conference from May 6-9, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018:  Dubai will play host to the world’s largest ......read more

His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer opens 2nd edition of Procurement Middle East Conference…

Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018:  His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama. The one-day pre-conference ......read more

Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority showcases latest tourism & environmental projects ...…

UAE, April 9, 2018 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is focusing the spotlight on the latest achievements and developments of its tourism sector, through its participation at the 10th edition of Riyadh Travel Fair 2018, which will be held at the Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel in Riyadh. Participating for the seventh time, the SCTDA will be taking part at the event along ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates Merck's regional hub in Dubai …

UAE, April 9, 2018 - Merck, a leading science and technology company, inaugurated today its scientific office in the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board and the Family ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE…

Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE Dubai – 9 April 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council visited PCFC’s stand at the Dubai Government ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends AED110 Million Concessionary Loan to Government of Mali…

Loan to support West African nation’s National Social Housing Programme  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 April, 2018:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Government of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme. His Excellency ......read more

MOHAP warns people against the use of some food supplements, one batch of a heartburn medicine and ...…

UAE, 7 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. The ministry also warned against the interaction between some contraceptive medicines and an anti-epileptic. Recently, the Ministry recalled various ......read more

Dubai Historical Documents Conference set on April 11-12…

Dubai, United Arab emirates 7th April 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is sponsoring the ‘Dubai Historical Documents Conference’ on April 11-12 at Zayed University in Dubai to advance the study of the emirate’s early history - with the intention of making them accessible to researchers, students and the general public. Following the success of last ......read more

Emirates Post for Best Customer Experience Strategy…

Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2018:-   Emirates Post Group (EPG) won the 2017 Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Strategy in the Government category at a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers earlier this year.  Organized and awarded by Ethos Integrated Solutions, the award focuses on demonstrating a customer centric strategy to raise the bar in customer ......read more

Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional ...…

Submission Deadline on 12th April 2018 Dubai, 07, April, 2018, UAE:   Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th 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, to empower UAE professional & Business Women ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman and Ministry of Economy successfully conducts field ...…

UAE, April 4, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, has successfully conducted a series of inspections on some of the emirate’s large shopping outlets, including the Ajman Coop in Al Rumaila and the Al Safir Mall. The visits were part of DED-Ajman’s commitment towards promoting the protection of consumer ......read more

Dubai Land Department's Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center launches ‘Dubai ...…

 The largest property promotion event in the region will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre  Offering unique investment opportunities and the lowest financing rate with a profit rate of 1.85% per annum on mortgages  Discounts of up to  20% on certain projects during the festival  With local and international participation from ......read more

Global Innovation Index Team holds 7th meeting to discuss how to increase efforts in providing data ...…

The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index operating under the UAE National Agenda successfully held its seventh meeting recently at the Ministry of Economy's Headquarters in Dubai to discuss how to further intensify its efforts and take needed steps to reinforce and improve the UAE's ranking in this year's Global Innovation Index (GII), an annual ranking of countries by their ......read more

‘Public and private sector need to operate in new ways'…

Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018:   The push for innovation-based economies in the world is devising the new normal for a sustainable economy, according to the experts. Most speakers at  the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, opined that the new trends define the ‘new normal’ requiring the public and private sector organisers to ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends AED55 Million Concessionary Loan to Tanzanian Government…

Loan to upgrade the strategic Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan valued at AED55 million to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) to finance the upgrade of 51km of the ......read more

Dubai's trade for hardware and tools valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 – Dubai Customs…

117 exhibitors from nine countries at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2018 look to capitalise on Emirate’s thriving trade hub status Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  Dubai’s trade for hardware and tools was valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 according to figures released today (2 April) by Dubai Customs, as the Middle East’s dedicated exhibition for ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science kicks off visit of its US based awardees during a ...…

The Program team met with US awardee Eric Frew and Paul Lawson in the United States, before engaging with leading international organizations and stakeholders at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  A delegation of the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) visited the United States ......read more

Dubai Film and TV Commission celebrates Year of Zayed by waiving fees for professional productions…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018:   The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), the organisation committed to establishing Dubai and the UAE as a leading filming destination for local and international productions, has announced it will waive all processing and public location fees for professional production companies that are planning to create content based on the Year of Zayed ......read more

Two Emirati officials appointed to the Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention ...…

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2018:  Two Emirati officials have been appointed as members of the newly formed Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Center is seeking to benefit from the UAE’s vast expertise to develop its performance and advance the exhibition industry in Saudi Arabia. The two new Emirati members that were ......read more

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