Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017
UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”
He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year of Giving, and to instil humanitarian values deep in the DNA of our people and culture.”
The Year of Giving 2017 was launched by His ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.
DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for entities such as DP World, which undertake such initiatives, which are aimed for the benefit of the community.
He highlighted that the mobile blood ......read more
Sharjah, May 25, 2017: A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.
Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.
The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill.
During the drill, the Civil Defense teams demonstrated how they take their hose pipes inside the building, rescue those trapped inside and bring back the injured or dead on ......read more
Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle
Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions
Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”.
The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi told the audience ......read more
The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees.
Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job creation.
With innovation and education central to the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector.
H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum.
Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector.
The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical tourism, technology, best practises and medical ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman
Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts
Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO
RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore
RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The Centre was formed following the merger of RAK ......read more
Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman
NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC
Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017
NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in Amman.
In alignment with the vision of Her Highness ......read more
Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a total capacity of 56,000 RT.
“We are ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance
76% of funds channelled to Arab countries
Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects.
Headlining a press conference at the ADFD headquarters to announce the annual results for 2016, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ......read more
Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan, embracing the spirit of giving. Such month long activities are planned in association with like-minded organizations from the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.
Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative that assists companies and entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture and fisheries.
The MoU is the result of the keenness of the two parties ......read more
Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards.
110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year.
Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business.
Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2017 (EWA) honored local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology at Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. The award ......read more
When every performer set the stage on fire
Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers.
Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai.
Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds.
The day though belonged to Pankaj Singh from Farnek who emerged winner in the Dance category and Zulfiqar Ali from Transguard in the Singer category. The winners ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017: In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE.
The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE.
Lending his support to the initiative, H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the SME Council, said “The UAE government has made innovation the core of its economic advancement and the road to knowledge economy. Today, the UAE has the ......read more
One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies
GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions
22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned.
Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health insurance for their employees.
With the deadline to renew fast approaching for many businesses, GWM’s Corporate Solutions team says effective planning should be put in place to avoid gaps in cover and the risk of fines or worse, visa and ......read more
Encouraging Emirati youth to give back during the holy month of Ramadan
Takatof, the nation’s leading youth volunteer network launches the largest volunteering campaign during the holy month of Ramadan, providing compelling opportunities for youth to volunteer for self- and community development.
ABU DHABI, 22 May 2017: Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organi-zation set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of youth across the UAE, announced the launch of its ‘Volunteering Mobile App’ as part of its 10th annual Ramadan Campaign led by Takatof volunteering initiative.
The ‘Volunteering Mobile App’ will aim to make volunteering easy and accessible thereby allowing Emirati Youth the opportunity to engage ......read more
- An exceptional experience with a viral 360 Virtual Reality Video showcasing some of the top destinations of Dubai
- Dubai Police supercars participated included a Ferrari, Bentley, BMW i8, and AMG
Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017: Dubai police partnered with 360VUZ, the leading Virtual Reality company and app in the middle East, to make a dream of 5 children from different nationalities come true by offering them an exceptional experience taking a tour in Dubai riding their supercars.
Dubai police in partnership with 360VUZ team selected the students from Dubai schools whom dream was to be police men and ride their famous supercars. The teams contacted their parents and surprised these 5 students with a tour of the top destinations in Dubai riding in the Dubai Police supercars such as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017: In exchange of expertise and to enhance cooperation between Dubai government department, Dubai Customs received a delegation from Dubai Municipality.
The visitors were received by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Ahmed Al Yaqoubi, Projects Delivery Director, and a number of heads of departments at the Customs Development Division.
The delegation was headed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director General for Corporate Support Sector.
Juma Al Ghaith reaffirmed the significance of mutual cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience between Dubai government departments. He added that Dubai Customs follows the latest international standards in developing its projects following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more
Announcement made at World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan
Dubai, May 21, 2017
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Regional Business Council (RBC) for the Middle East and North Africa.
Sheikha Bodour’s appointment was announced by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, in the presence of a number of government officials and senior business leaders at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, which took place May 19-21 at the Dead Sea in Jordan.
Comprising influential business leaders from across the Arab World, the RBC enhances cooperation between the public and private ......read more
Dubai-based company to provide integrated FM services for branches of Emirates Post Group throughout the UAE
Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017: Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company, based in Dubai, has signed a AED6 million deal with Emirates Post Group (EPG).
The one-year contract, with the option to extend by another two years, will see Imdaad deliver specialized integrated FM services in EPG’s branches throughout the UAE. This includes: maintenance of buildings and facilities, encompassing civil works, electrical and HVAC and mechanical operations.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of Imdaad, said: “This partnership illustrates our proven capabilities to roll out quality-driven integrated FM solutions, designed to optimize the reliability of all building services, across ......read more
Swimwear to Workers this Ramadan
Celebrating the Spirit of the Holy Month
Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017: Home-grown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear joined volunteers from across Dubai to distribute swimwear and other goods to workers in the labour communities in the run up to the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The donation drive, an initiative by relief organization Dubai Mums Helping Hands and SmartLife, part of SmartDistribution, sees people and businesses come together to provide aid to labourers living and working in the city.
COÉGA Sunwear delivered more than 1,500 swimsuits and pool shoes to the workers as part of its 'Drop Your Shorts' campaign now in its 6th consecutive year. The campaign, held in association with retail store Adventure HQ, aims to provide the UAE labour communities with proper swimwear so they ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017: “Piracy Full Stop” won the best international movie in the latest version of the Children's International Film Festival (CIFF) 2017 which concluded recently at the Higher Technology College in the academic city.
Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, awarded the winners in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs. Winchester School’s “Ctrl +c NOT v” and Pristine School’s “One for all” won the best local movies award. American School of Creative Science in Sharjah received the best animation award for its “FAKE” animation movie, and Emirates university came second with their MYAR animation.
Commenting at the award ceremony Ahmed Mahboob said:” We congratulate Dubai ......read more
Dubai – 20 May 2017: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with EXPO 2020 office that aims at developing means of cooperation between the two sides. As per the agreement Dubai Customs has become the newest official sponsor of Dubai EXPO 2020 and will participate in promoting the exhibition’s brands in different publications and media channels.
Commenting on this agreement Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department pointed out that Dubai Customs’ preparations for EXPO 2020 are gaining momentum, and are crowned with the signing of this important agreement.
“We are happy that Dubai Customs has become the latest official sponsor for this world event. We will part of the marketing campaign run by EXPO office and will spread knowledge about different brands taking ......read more
Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Abdullah Alashram has issued a decree appointing Mr. Yousuf Alkhaja as Chief Happiness and Positivity Officer, in addition to his current position as Acting Executive Director of Network Operations.
In his new role, Mr. Alkhaja will seek to spread the awareness and knowledge of happiness and positivity as a way of life across the organisation, in line with the vision, mission and goals of the National Happiness and Positivity Program, which aims to make happiness and positivity a core value, a government commitment and a spirit uniting the UAE community, in order to realize the goals that every human seeks: happiness for himself, family & community.
Mr. Alkhaja will seek to build bridges of cooperation and teamwork with the various sectors and departments of EPG, through diverse ......read more
Dubai, 7 May 2017: - The Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global safety science firm UL
The agreement signifies cooperation in the areas of standardization, measurement, conformity evaluation, testing, management systems and other relevant fields, and is aimed towards enhancing product quality, leading to ......read more
- Workshops covered the basics of building a business, effective sales strategies, and useful tips for investor pitches
-Al Zaabi: Dubai Smartpreneur Competition has received a plethora of innovative ideas that support the UAE's strategic vision and Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city
Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently ......read more
Dubai, May 7, 2017: As part of a strategic partnership with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Emirates Post Group is providing various RTA services to customers through all post offices in the country, including purchasing parking cards, payment of RTA traffic fines through a direct electronic link, and sale of Nol cards (only in Dubai post offices) which enable commuters to use multi-modal ......read more
UAE, May 4, 2017- Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), was accompanied by Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector at MOHAP, on a recent visit to Shees Health Centre in Khorfakan, Sharjah. The visit aimed to determine the level of health services provided to the community and discuss their needs, in adherence ......read more
The entire project will be completed in 2018, to cover all 118 post offices
Dubai, May 3, 2017: Emirates Post has started work on a project that is focused on giving its post-offices a more attractive and uniform look, in order to make them customer-friendly under the theme ‘We Deliver Happiness’.
Already, as part of the project, 16 post offices have been given the new ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) organized a lecture on the principles of innovation. The lecture, hosted in cooperation with the Tafkeer-IVI-Institute of Vocation Innovation, reinforces ADFD’s sustained efforts to foster a culture of innovation among its employees, improve job performance and meet the standards of excellence.
His Excellency ......read more
The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies receives the first American Caravan for Peace.
Abu Dhabi has once more continued it’s assiduous efforts in building new models and mechanisms for promoting peace, as the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel welcomed yesterday, on May 2nd, a first of its kind visit by an American peace caravan consisting of clergy men from all Abrahamic ......read more
Jawaher Al Qasimi: These efforts are a much-needed reminder that the world is still fundamentally a good place with good people.
• In recognition of humanitarian efforts to save lives and restore dignity
• Foundation cleared mines, provided water, food and education
Sharjah, 2 May 2017
The Sustainable Development Foundation ......read more
Abu Dhabi, May 2, 2017: The Ministry of Economy's Commercial Attaché office in Washington, USA, has announced the release of a detailed report covering the growth of emerging companies in the UAE. The report, which was developed with the cooperation of the US - UAE Business Council, throws the spotlight on the opportunities, successes and attractions currently being offered in the UAE ......read more
Conducts free medical screening for workers at the Authority.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 1 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) marked today International Labour Day by holding an appreciation ceremony to thank labourers working with the Authority for their dedication and for their contribution to the success of the organisation.
International Workers Day or Labour Day, takes place ......read more
Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts
Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future
The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it
The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through ......read more
• DIFCI reports growth in gross operational profit of 4%
• 2016 results contribute to successful growth of DIFC where:
- occupancy rate is 98%
- key construction projects such as Gate Avenue at DIFC and The Exchange will further enhance DIFC property portfolio
Dubai-UAE: 01 May 2017 – His ......read more
Students in the UAE had the opportunity to participate in a cybersecurity competition, entitled “Capture The Flag!”. The competition aimed to uncover young cybersecurity talents in the UAE, and took place at the OPCDE_ conference on the 27th of April, 2017 in the Emirates Towers. The event was co-organised by Comae Technologies and CyberTalents with the support of the Dubai ......read more
- Meeting focused on organisations’ roles in facilitating global trade and economic development
- ICC and Dubai Chamber to host ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission Meeting in Dubai May 17-18th
30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-UAE) recently hosted John Danilovich, Secretary ......read more
New initiative aims to host winners of the Abu Dhabi Excellence Award for those who received the Executive Council President Award in Government Performance
Abu Dhabi, UAE- 30th April 2017: ZonesCorp has launched the Excellence Forum, an initiative in coordination with the Office of the Abu Dhabi Award program for Excellence in Government Performance. The initiative will see ......read more
• AMAF Offers Financial Support to 33 Organizations in 2016
• Satisfaction Levels Reach 95%
• Number of Waqf Units Increases to 1,872
Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it offered financial support to 33 local and international institutions and organizations ......read more
UAE, April 29, 2017– The Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) has revealed its participation as a key sponsor at the 2017 Seamless Middle East Summit, which will run from May 1 to May 2, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC). The event is a global platform that brings together the giants of e-commerce, e-payment and retail leaders. More than 10,000 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 April 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Health Bank with the aim to drive medical tourism in the region.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qasimi. This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Dubai Health Experience, which is overseen and implemented by the ......read more
International accolade bestowed upon Royal Patron and Honorary President of Friends of Cancer Patients
27 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), was honored with the prestigious 3G ‘Global Good Governance’ ......read more
Initiative Articulates AMAF’s commitment to promoting volunteerism in Dubai
Dubai-UAE: 27 April 2017 – As part of its continued efforts to enhance collaboration with the private sector and promote a culture of volunteerism, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a special workshop at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) for 21 ......read more
Largest Industrial Global Gathering sees Massive interest in Newly Awarded Free Zone Area in KIZAD
Dubai - UAE, 27 April 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), is participating in Hannover Messe Exhibition, the world's leading industrial fair, held in ......read more
Abu Dhabi, April 27, 2017 – The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of overseeing the ICT Agenda in Abu Dhabi, has mainstreamed the corporate maturity framework for digital services in the emirate.
The framework is an integrated work system that enables government entities to assess and measure the level of maturity of their digital ......read more
Dubai, April 26, 2017: Emirates Post Group (EPG) has signed an agreement with Harvard Business Review Arabia (HBRA) to use the latter’s “Knowledge portal” service to enable the Group’s employees to read HBR’s most important articles and videos produced by experts.
“This agreement is an extension of our constant pursuit of innovation in our work and ......read more
Aims to establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE
Event announced on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival
Sharjah, April 24, 2017
The ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has launched a consultancy service for publishers on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The new service from the Sharjah-based ......read more
Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen must produce certificates of analysis of pesticide residues for produce not already on list by May 15
Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has banned imports of certain vegetables and fruits from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017 as those products have been found to contain pesticide ......read more
This year's campaign is gaining momentum to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the ninth edition of its annual charity campaign – ‘Why Do We Keep It?’ – will run for five days from 7th to 11th May 2017 in cooperation with the Dubai ......read more
REGION’S MOST POPULAR ART FESTIVAL NOW BOASTS AN INSTITUTIONAL
FRAMEWORK AND SHOWCASES BEST OF INTERNATIONAL TALENT
SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 24, 2017 – HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Art Foundation, has described Sharjah Biennial as an essential part of the artistic and cultural movement in the region. “Sharjah ......read more
Aims at Enhancing Sharjah Exports
Sharjah, 23 April 2017:
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its capacity as the representative of the International Certificates of Origin Council, according to which CoOs issued by Sharjah Chamber will be awarded international recognition. The agreement aims to allow scaling of ......read more
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
The tenth Autism Week is held at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi
In collaboration with Emirates Center for Autism and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry
22 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and ......read more
Ajman, April 20, 2017- The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory has revealed its participation in the coming Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will be held from April 23 to April 26, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. ......read more
Dubai, 20 April, 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has concluded its third and final workshop in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the framework of the ‘2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)’. Right after culmination of workshop, the CEO of HHC, H.E. Abdullah ......read more
• Chairman of Vnesheconombank leads delegation on visit to gain understanding of DIFC structure
• Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar in attendance
• Visit explores ways to strengthen relations between UAE and Chechen Republic
Dubai-UAE: 20 April 2017 – His Excellency ......read more
Over 96 hotels and 240 food shops across the UAE sign on
Dubai, UAE: 19 April, 2017
The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees said, “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement ......read more
Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Technological transformation to change the future of internal auditing
More than 700 internal auditing professionals, decision-makers participate in the conference
ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association is playing a key role in facilitating education of internal auditors in our country by offering an invaluable training and ......read more
- Visiting delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Economy H.E. Sahil Babayev
-Meeting focused on enhancing economic cooperation and potential to expand trade ties in agriculture, retail, logistics, transport and tourism sectors
19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level delegation from Azerbaijan on Wednesday (April 19th) ......read more
“This is another important milestone in reinforcing our presence and progress. These contracts will further support our commitment to increase environmental efficiency,” says H.E Bin Shafar.
Dubai, UAE, April 19 2017:Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts valued at ......read more
- Workshop aimed to raise awareness about key legal and practical matters related to UAE residency and employment
- Discussions covered a variety of topics, including short and long-term visit and employment permits, business travel, residency compliance, and residency violations
19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a one-day legal workshop ......read more
• Swiss Government Export Finance Agency backs one of the largest foreign direct environment investments in UAE
• AED120 million e-waste recycling facility with 39,000 tons processing capacity to span 228,000 square feet
• Region’s first renewable energy-powered recycling facility with zero air, liquid ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2017: Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the innovation policies and programs adopted at Dubai Customs are based on the national innovation strategy and the strategic development plans. 97% client happiness, 89% supplier happiness, and 90% partner happiness were the fruits of adopting these plans and programs.
During his ......read more
OPCDE is the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East
Students at OPCDE will demonstrate their technical ability as part of “The UAE National Cyber Security Capture The Flag!” Competition
18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), a Dubai government entity whose mission is to make Dubai the safest electronic city in ......read more
São Paulo office is the Chamber’s first within Latin America
Office will aim to boost trade and investment flows between Dubai and Latin America
H.E. Al Ghurair: Office opening falls in line with the Chamber’s international expansion plans and efforts to enhance economic cooperation with promising markets
H.E. Buamim: This move demonstrates Chamber’s strong ......read more
Underlines the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a global ICT hub
Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2017: His Excellency Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Systems &Information Centre , the pioneering Government entity responsible for the ICT agenda in Abu Dhabi , recently received in his office Michael J. Saylor , President, Chairman and CEO at ......read more
Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners
Kuwait: 18 April, 2017
Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Kuwait National Library.
His Excellency honoured Taima Abdullah Al Omari, the Kuwait ARC ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2017 - His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi), where he was greeted by H.E. Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, General Manager of Tadweer. The visit comes in line with the Ministry’s objective to contribute to creating a sustainable environment in accordance with ......read more
Number of spectrum licences issued up by 145%, frequency assignments by 117%, type approvals requests remained unchanged
Doha, April 18, 2017: In 2016, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) met full and diverse range radiocommunication spectrum needs for the State of Qatar issuing a total of 4,059 (up by 145% from 1,654 licenses in 2015) spectrum licenses during the year. ......read more
-Second edition of competition sees 100% increase in number of submissions
-Top three winners to receive cash prizes, access to training and support
-Al Zaabi: Response to competition has been very strong and Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem remains a major force driving its economy
18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – Within less than two years of the partnership between Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Emirates Auction, 230 assets owned by minors under the Foundation’s care have been sold for a total value of AED58.5 million.
The assets that have been auctioned include properties worth AED50,951,975 million, as well as distinguished number plates worth ......read more
Dubai – 17 April 2017: Dubai Customs has wound up its weeklong ‘Yes to Positivity’ initiative, which aimed to promote the spirit of positivity among the community. This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who wants to build a truly positive society with motivated ......read more
Abdulqader Obaid Ali: New standards to enhance transparency and role of internal auditors in UAE’s government and private organisations
All government entities required to establish an internal auditing unit
DUBAI, April 16, 2017: The International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB) has revised the international standards for internal auditing and has introduced 10 new core ......read more
- Group consultation process identifies models of best practice to enhance the Centre’s offering to clients
- Initiative supports DIFC’s focus on becoming a leading, regional wealth management and succession planning platform for GCC families
- Recommendations help strengthen DIFC’s core offering to the international ......read more