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Dubai Cares invites UAE community to empower children and young people with education through its Adopt a School initiative

The initiative benefits primary and secondary schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and Senegal UAE-based individuals and organizations can also travel for a one-week volunteering mission  18 schools were adopted in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the 2019 edition of its “Adopt a School” initiative. The fundraising initiative invites UAE-based individuals and organizations to adopt one or more schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and/or Senegal.    Donors will also have the opportunity to travel alongside colleagues, friends and family on a week-long volunteering mission to immerse themselves in the local community that will host the new school, thus allowing them to ......read more

The World Free Zones Organization, in association with El Consorci de la Zona Franca, announces the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 20

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April 2019:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) in cooperation with El Consorci de la Zona Franca (CZFB), has announced the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2019 (AICE) taking place in Barcelona, Spain between 26 and 28 June 2019.  The announcement came during a press conference in the Spanish city of Barcelona which highlighted the important role that free zones play in supporting global supply and value chains. The event also highlighted the direct contribution free zones have in strengthening trade movement and growth of economic activities around the world.  Under the overarching theme of Free Zone 4.0 meets Economy 4.0, the fifth AICE will address solutions to combatting illicit trade in free zones and will present ......read more

A Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations a Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations

2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will demonstrate cultural diversity and spread Islamic messages of unity and tolerance to the world Four-day festival will provide platform for Islamic nations to strengthen collaboration and form new partnerships  Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2019:   The 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, will be a four-day celebration of Islam and a platform for Muslim countries from around the world to strengthen collaboration and form new, lasting bonds, say event organisers, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).   During the official ......read more

Dubai Customs and Dubai Police discuss further security cooperation

Dubai, UAE 16th April 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received a delegation from Dubai Police headed by Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. The meeting covered different issues of cooperation in security, and paved the way to a future agreement on different aspects in fulfilment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  Bin Sulayem took the visitors on a tour where they saw different facilities at Dubai Customs. They viewed the customs operation room, the first of its kind in the region, that controls 500 surveillance cameras in 25 customs entry points in Dubai.   The delegates also visited the Customs Declarations ......read more

Dubai Cares announces emergency support to Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai at World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) funding to Education Cannot Wait will help restore education for children affected by the cyclone and flooding Dubai Cares’ delegation also attends UNICEF's "Generation Unlimited" Global Board Meeting  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, joined government officials, representatives from private sector, UN aid agencies, civil society and philanthropic organizations, international philanthropists and academia for a series of high-level meetings during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. The gathering, which runs from 8 to 14 April 2019, highlights and debates issues of global concern, including the world economic ......read more

Emirates Post Recognized for Outstanding Customer Services by Universal Postal Union for the 3rd time

Emirates Post takes home Customer Care Award  UAE becomes the only Arab Country to win the award three times Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:   Post, the UAE’s leading postal services provider, won its third International Express Mail Services accolade for outstanding Customer Services, making the UAE the only Arab country to win the award three times. Granted by the EMS unit of Universal Postal Union (UPU), the award reaffirms the organization’s position as leading postal, express delivery and courier firm that is able to meet ever-changing customer demands.    Commenting on the award, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “Our postal service is designed with customers in mind as we know that individuals and organizations need a reliable partner ......read more

UAE's First Digital Government presents Ajman's Digital Transformation Journey at WSIS 2019, Geneva

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 13, 2019:  The Ajman Digital Government participates in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The event that is running from the 8th to 12th of April is witnessing an international participation from countries, their ministries and organizations that have taken a crucial decision in their governance of ensuring technology and information is always the core of their policies.   Ajman Digital Government is part of the UAE delegation representing the country’s achievements in the arenas of IT and Information. The delegation headed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA includes representatives from the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, the Zayed Higher Organization for People of ......read more

Record results and renowned awards for Dubai Customs in 1st quarter 2019

Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih applauded the great acheivements of Dubai Customs in Q1 2019, which came in fulfilment of the emirate’s overall vision in general and the 50-Year Charter and the Eight Principles of Governance in particular. The organization has scored best on the “Leadership in Government Services Index”.  “Improving government services is key for the Dubai Government vision, as part of its strategy to implement the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which seeks to achieve the highest levels in government services.” Says Musabih “Intensive preparations are taking place for the upcoming EXPO 2020, and we have done our bit with the launch of the Smart ......read more

New libraries opened across Terminals 1 and 3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport

10 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports, with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has opened a series of new ‘AUH Libraries’ at Abu Dhabi International Airport, following the UAE’s Month of Reading in March 2019.  Located across Terminals 1 and 3, passengers are welcome to visit the Main Library near gates 14-18 in the T1-Transit area, as well as three ‘mini libraries’ along the airside corridor between T1 and T3 and an additional three mini libraries at the departure pier in T3 (Gates 33-35). The Main Library accommodates up to ten people at a time, while the smaller units can host six.  During 2016’s Year of Reading, Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its inaugural airport library, which was the first amongst the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Hosts Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Under the theme "One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance" Islamic nations come together to highlight their cultures and traditions during four-day festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) The Festival will spread Islamic messages of unity, tolerance and multiculturalism to the world Abu Dhabi, 10 April 2019:   The City of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of Tolerance and Multiculturalism, will host the second edition of the Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from April 24-27, 2019, with the participation of a group of Islamic countries under the theme: “One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance.”    The festival aims to emphasize the message and ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council reports 10% growth in membership database during Q1 2019

DBWC organises 13 different events aimed at enhancing members’ expertise in Q1. More than 308 businesswomen took part in Q1 events, discussing advanced vision of Dubai businesswomen Al Gurg: DBWC strategic plans were upgraded, focusing more on quality trainings DBWC launches 2nd Mentorship Programme 2019 to develop and foster members’ skills in cooperation with renewed experts. Leading international companies to take part in 2nd Mentorship Programme, including "Google”, "Facebook”, "Canon Middle East" and "BWC". DBWC holds workshops to discuss key topics including but not limited to negotiation skills, e-marketing strategies and financial planning. Dubai,  April 08, 2019:  The membership database of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has grown by ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs makes evening tour to Customs Declaration Management and Control Room

Dubai, UAE 6th April, 2019:   Director of Dubai Customs made an evening tour to the Customs Declaration Management and the Control Room of the Customs Intelligence Department. He confirmed that Part of Dubai Customs role is to maintain security and safety through securing the emirate’s borders and entry points and protecting society from the hazards of illegitimate trade. “Serve People” is one of the ten commandments of governance set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He applauded professionalism and commitment he touched at the control room.  “With around-the-clock professional and highly competent control and monitor, the control room serves a great purpose of maintaining security and responding quickly to ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Inspires Competitors as 12 UAE Teams Ready for Ultimate Gov Games Finale

Abu Dhabi Police and Dubai Police join F3, Fujairah Police, Dubai State Security Apparatus and the UAE Ministry of Education in the men’s final F3, the UAE Ministry of Education, Dubai Tourism, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Airports and DEWA to contest women’s final AED 3 million Gov Games prize fund to be decided in mega finale on Saturday at Kite Beach The Weakest Link named hardest obstacle after defeating all 168 male and female teams Dubai, UAE - April 6, 2019: Fresh from qualifying for the Gov Games 2019 men’s final with Team F3, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, returned to an energised Gov Games site on Dubai Kite Beach today to inspire 36 teams competing in men’s Heat 3. With the last two ......read more

UAE's intelligent transportation system sector to witness 9.2 percent CAGR during 2017-2023: report

Rising demand for smart vehicles and IoT solutions driving market growth  Future Cities Show to convene experts to tackle impact of smart mobility  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 April 2019:   The UAE’s intelligent transportation system market is seen to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2 percent during 2017-2023. An industry report released by Research and Market showed that the segment is poised for healthy growth within the covered period due to a number of factors, among which is the rising local demand for smart vehicles and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.    The high growth prospect for the domestic intelligent transportation system sector comes at a time when the country’s efforts are in full swing to transform itself into a smart country. The third ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Evaluates Innovative Genetic Drug for Blindness Treatment

The UAE is one of the world’s first countries to get this medicine  Discussion on the registration of 94 pharmaceutical products (including 15 innovative products, 14 biological preparations and 65 generic medicines) UAE, Dubai, April 3, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) revealed that a specialized team from the Higher Committee for Drug Registration representing all UAE health authorities, has evaluated an innovative genetic drug for treating blindness resulting from hereditary retinal degeneration. The genetic drug has already been approved and registered.   This announcement came during the periodic meeting of the Drug Registration Committee, its companies and its pricing No. 137/19, which was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry ......read more

FANR Launches Legal Developee Programme

First of its kind in the UAE, the Legal Developee Programme to provide UAE nationals with expertise in local and international nuclear law   3 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has launched a Legal Developee Programme designed to train UAE nationals in nuclear law and prepare them for employment at the Legal Affairs Department of FANR. The first-of-its-kind in the UAE, the programme forms a part of FANR’s strategy to build long-term sustainability by developing Emirati talent in the nuclear energy sector and related fields. The programme was developed by FANR in partnership with one of the largest international law firms having extensive experience in the field of nuclear law.  Aimed at law graduates ......read more

Nominations Announced for Long-Term Visas for Executives in the Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone

Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with exceptional talents and others, as determined by the United Arab Emirate government in 2018.    The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone (DIFC) launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with exceptional talents and others, as determined by the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government in 2018. The deadline for submitting the nominations is Wednesday, 3 April 2019.  Ten-year residence permit for executives  Out of the available ......read more

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

The 3-year program is set to improve the literacy skills of over 30,000 children in 4 districts Program seeks to support the Ministry of Education to boost literacy in every primary school in the country    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 April, 2019:   A delegation from Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently visited Sri Lanka to launch a new program, in partnership with Save the Children. The program aims to improve children’s literacy levels in the Northern and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, where there is a critical need to improve the quality of education.   New program to address significant education gap in the Northern and Southern Provinces    Driven by the success of the first program, Dubai Cares has renewed its ......read more

Amidst Growing Investments in Cyber Security, Dubai Electronic Security Center Highlights Latest Developments and Practices at GISEC

Moving towards a safer, more secure cyber space Dubai, UAE – April 1, 2019:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), announces its participation as the official government cyber security partner for the second consecutive year at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the largest annual information security event in the Middle East, which brings together cybersecurity experts from around the world. DESC will highlight the latest developments and practices in cybersecurity as well as initiatives geared at making Dubai’s cyber space the most secure in the world. The event will run for 3 days from 1-3 April 2019, located at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 7, stand A6. DESC will exhibit a password interactive screen which is geared to discovering just how secure individuals are online by ......read more

FANR Inaugurates its Nuclear Emergency Operations Centre

The Emergency Operations Centre ensures FANR’s readiness to respond to any nuclear or radiological emergencies  28 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, inaugurated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The Emergency Operations Centre will be key in ensuring FANR’s emergency preparedness and readiness to respond to any nuclear or radiological emergencies in the UAE. This comes to streamline FANR’s mission to protect the public and the environment from radiation risks.   The inauguration of the Emergency Operations Centre was attended by FANR Chairman, H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, FANR senior management and other senior officials such as the National Emergency ......read more

Explore Responsibly and Preserve Dubai's Diverse Landscape

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:   Dubai is home to a rich and diverse natural environment, offering a unique mix of topography for different ecosystems and wildlife. Be it across the mountains, mangroves, desert or coastline, the emirate is a natural habitat to a variety of desert dwellers. Although urban development across the world has led many species to the brink of extinction, Dubai has spearheaded several initiatives that are increasingly committed to preserving its priceless natural heritage. Thanks to responsible tourism practices supported by Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an initiative by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), visitors can explore these natural environments without putting the landscape or its wildlife at risk.    Prime examples of ecotourism ......read more

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

Asia Consolidates Its Passport Power   Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019:  In a resounding demonstration of Asia’s growing power and influence on the world stage, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea now hold joint top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189. These latest results consolidate 12 months of Asian dominance, after Japan first climbed to the top spot in February last year.    Following a visa-exemption from Uzbekistan, Germany currently sits alone in 2nd place, with a score of 188. Five countries now share 3rd place on the index – which is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)  – with a score of 187: Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, and Sweden. The UK and the US look increasingly unlikely to ......read more

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

Sustainable use of water plays a crucial role in development and innovation process. Water systems and filter faucets provide sustainable and safe water enjoyment. Digitization enables intelligent and sustainable water management. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2019.   For GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen faucets, water is not only a source of joy, but also a precious resource. Globally, access to clean drinking water is not a matter of course; it often takes a back seat to public perception given the good water supply of industrialized countries in the Western part of the world. On 22 March, the World Water Day initiated by the United Nations wants to remind people of this issue, indorsing this year's motto of "Leaving No One Behind – Water and ......read more

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

Co-located with the 2nd ApiArab Expo, 2nd Arab Beekeeping International Conference and for the first time in the UAE, the 15th Annual Asian Apicultural Association (AAA) Conference.  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2019:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), the leading exhibition and conference on sustainable agricultural solutions opens on Monday from 1st to 2nd April 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The sixth edition of GFIA, will focus on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can drive progress in agriculture towards increasing food production and ensuring food security in ......read more

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

Dubai – 26 March 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed the important role the Dubai Customs Consultative Council plays in generating ideas that shoulder Dubai Customs in building its future strategies, maps and plans. Musabih chaired the first quarterly Consultative Council meeting in 2019 which saw a very positive turnout from different business and group representatives in the emirate.   The meeting was attended by Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, and Edris Behzad, Director of Client Happiness Department and the Council’s rapporteur.  Dubai Customs has recently hit a record by scoring 97.49% on Smart Dubai’s Happiness ......read more

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3rd Emirati Programmer launched to boost investment in future skills…

UAE, 20 January 2019 - In the presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, the third edition of the “Emirati Programmer” program was launched recently following the success of the two ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019: Carpet & Art Oasis 2019 kicked off under the patronage of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). Themed “Mix of art and innovation”, the 24th edition of the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs features more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and runs from 20th ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts sign MOU to support education and promote social values…

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  The Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts have signed a cooperation agreement to unify the efforts of the two parties in raising awareness about the importance of education and social values among the youth. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council by HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off activities at UAE 2nd Customs Week 2019…

Dubai – 19 January 2019:   Dubai Customs activities for the UAE 2nd Customs Week kick off on Sunday 20th January 2019 under the theme “Smart Borders”, and continue to 24th January 2019.  The UAE 2nd Customs Week will help educate all segments of society and encourage them support customs activities and role in society and the national ......read more

Tafawuq Facility Management wins significant World Trade Center Abu Dhabi FM contract…

19 January 2019 - Tafawuq Facility Management, a subsidiary of the UAE-based Eltizam Asset Management Group, and a leading provider of integrated facilities management services, announced that it has been awarded a significant facilities management services contract by the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi for a period of three years initially. Chris Roberts, CEO, Eltizam Asset Management Group, ......read more

UCM awards the world's first honorary doctorate to an Arab personality from the UAE…

UDubai – United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2019:   CM, an innovative Higher Educational Institution with branches in  Malta, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain represented by Manuela de Martino, the President of UCM and Professor Fausto Gennuso, the Director General of UCM, honored Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Executive Chairman of DIHAD and ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has successfully kicked-off  the 5th edition of the annual Camel Trek on Wednesday.   Ten brave UAE residents have joined the 700 km camel trek which started from Ghayathi, in the western region of Abu Dhabi.  This year’s camel trek is the fifth edition organized by HHC.    Hind ......read more

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

Sharjah, UAE, 17 January 2019:  HE Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stated that the ties between both the UAE and Kosovo are historically strong, which extend back to the time of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He remarked these ties grew into an integrated economic partnership, which resulted in ground-breaking ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop launches DGW Youth Council …

UAE, January 16, 2019 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed the creation of Dubai Government Workshop Youth Council, an initiative aimed towards developing the role of today's youth and encouraging them to pursue the path to excellence, creativity and innovation. The move falls in line with the government's directives to empower the Emirati youth and serve as pioneers in building ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   Leading UAE law firm, Hadef & Partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the official legal supporter of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   The agreement will see almost 100 of Hadef & Partners’ highly-experienced lawyers from the UAE, Middle East and international arena provide legal advisory ......read more

Dubai Cares makes milestone achievements during the Year of Zayed 2018…

24 new programs added to the organization’s portfolio and 4 new countries benefited from Dubai Cares education interventions Approximately 3,000 volunteers engaged in local and global community engagement initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 16, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, today unveiled the scale and ......read more

Dubai Customs uncovers luggage theft at Dubai International Airport…

Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:   Dubai Customs arrested a passenger, of an Arab nationality, with his girlfriend, while attempting to steal passengers’ suitcases at Dubai International Airport.  The seizure started in response to reports of luggage disappeared at the arrival hall. The airport terminal was bustling with activity during the Christmas period with ......read more

Deloitte: Transfer Pricing lands in the Middle East…

Deloitte Middle East launches Volume 1 of its Transfer Pricing Whitepaper Series: Preparing for Transfer Pricing Legislation in the Middle East82% of respondents of the Deloitte survey agree that transfer pricing structures are under critical evaluation in the MENA region Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Deloitte Middle East has launched the first volume of its whitepaper series to ......read more

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

Students and the community invited to take part in the #Fairgreen12 eco-challenge as Dubai’s first sustainable school empowers the next generation to build an eco-friendly future    Dubai, UAE – 13 January, 2019:   Fairgreen International School has launched an eco-friendly challenge for students and the community to embrace sustainable New Year’s ......read more

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

January 13, 2019:  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.    Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.  Although no ......read more

Dubai Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle 5m Captagon pills…

Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2019:  Cooperation between different customs departments and good planning have led to thwarting an attempt to smuggle large number of Captagon pills at Jebel Ali & Tecom Customs Center, just a few days before 2019 unfolds. The illegal shipment was tracked by customs intelligence personnel who shared the information and images of the shipment through the ......read more

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

New company launched by Culligan dispels myths that tap water itself is unhealthy  Dubai, UAE; 7 January 2019:   Drinking tap water in the UAE is safe and healthy, as long as water tanks are cleaned regularly and maintained properly. That is the emphatic message from a newly established company which is dispelling myths about tap water by emphasising that the danger lies in ......read more

Empowering Rohingya refugee children - A Green Hope initiative…

Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  A 5 member team from Green Hope  ( from Canada & Dubai ) spent the last 10 days of 2018 engaging rural women and children in remote parts of Bangladesh in the sustainable development process. Our mission was to realise the United Nations mandate of "Leave No One Behind" as we march towards a sustainable future. It was an unbelievably moving ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Deloitte will be holding its flagship Middle East Tax Conference for the year 2019 in Dubai on February 10-11, 2019. This is the 12th consecutive year of Deloitte’s Middle East Tax Conference to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates. At the 2019 conference, Deloitte professionals and client panels will present on global ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  Dubai Customs participated in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, which aimed to spread successful practices in customs field.  Hussam Juma, Director of Service Innovation Department delivered a presentation on the enterprise architecture which is a practical solution that puts components of ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, January 03, 2019:   A visiting delegation from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) was at Dubai Customs to learn about the best practices and experiences implemented in its recently launched ‘Masar’, a Corporate Strategic Planning and Performance Management System aimed at automating the process of corporate strategy, operational plans and KPIs update ......read more

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

Upgrade PO Box subscriptions to MyHome to receive post at doorstep Extended renewal option of up to three years Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   Emirates Post has undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. The most recent solution is offering MyHome services, available before exclusively to residents of a ......read more

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

Emiratis constitute 22% of IIA members  Abdulqader Obaid Ali: “Emiratis to account for 44% in internal auditing in the coming years” Dubai, December 30, 2018:   The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has achieved a new success in training and qualifying Emiratis to work in the internal auditing domain. With the percentage of UAE nationals, both males ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai'…

Dubai – 29 December 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih revealed they have thwarted 922 smuggling attempts including 355 drug contrabands (38.5%) from January to the end of September 2018.  “We facilitate trade and traffic of passengers without compromising security of borders and entry points, and with the growing number of passengers and air shipping ......read more

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

Release of Dubai World Trade Centre’s latest commercial and retail properties – The Offices 4 and 5 - marks the completion of commercial and retail component of this world-class lifestyle destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central, a world-class lifestyle development in the heart of Dubai’s Central ......read more

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

Dr Tariq Bin Khadem: Move Aimed at Ensuring Employees’ Economic and Social Wellbing, Enhancing Performance   SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Dec 26, 2018 –   The Sharjah Executive Council issued Decree No. (36) of 2018 amending the Executive Council Resolution No. (17) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of Law No. (6) of 2015 concerning human ......read more

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

Government has shown itself to be proactive by regional and international standards, says law firm Dubai, UAE, 26 December, 2018:   The UAE has moved ahead of other regional and overseas destinations in positioning itself as a hub for investment and international talent, say experts at STA Law Firm.  The introduction of a long-term visa system for investors, entrepreneurs, ......read more

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

Sharjah, 22 December 2018:   Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Police that will give inmates serving sentences in penal and correctional institutions around the emirate the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops and inspirational lectures.  SMA, in coordination with Sharjah Police, will host sessions ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE 22 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said he is optimistic about 2019 based on many positive trade and economic indicators.  “Oil prices are expected to rise despite a number of global challenges. The UAE economy is expected to witness a 3% growth. Around 118 million passengers used the UAE airports in the first 11 months of ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, recently launched “7-Star Centers” project which aims at raising the efficiency of client centers in line with the international 7-start rating. This follows the directives and recommendations of the higher management that each client feel the warm welcome and reception coupled with flexibility that ......read more

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

The Global Star Rating Program, introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, measures the performance of service centres in line with international best practice  Dubai, UAE – 19 December 2018:   Emirates Post has recently achieved a significant milestone in the classification of its Customer Happiness Centres. From the forty-four (44) of its postal ......read more

Strategic new partnership between Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates ...…

December 19, 2018: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) has revealed the signing of a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal (EALL) Counsel. The move is aimed at promoting joint cooperation between the two parties, especially in the smooth exchange of knowledge and successful experiences to ensure institutional ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stated that the announcement that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance is not a new concept for the country, which recalls the values of tolerance and co-existence that the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established among the people of the UAE. The experience of the ......read more

TDIC Announces the Opening of the Second Sewage Treatment Plant for Saadiyat Island…

The new Sewage Treatment Plant will manage the municipal waters and treat domestic sewage Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, held an opening ceremony for the launch of the second Sewage Treatment Plant (STP2) on Saadiyat ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its role in combating counterfeited goods at INTA Conference…

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Dubai Customs have recently participated in the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs submitted a paper to the conference in which he talked about Dubai Customs role in ......read more

KPMG global revenues grow to record US$29bn in FY 2018…

KPMG MESA reports aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent during the same period   Dubai, 15 December 2018:  KPMG International has announced record aggregated network revenues of US$29 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 (FY18), up from $26.40 billion in FY17.    In the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region, KPMG member firms reported an ......read more

How the world searched for 2018…

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  We look forward to this time of the year all year long. It’s when we take a look at the past 11 months and remember the people, events, and topics that captured our attention which got us to ask and discover. We gathered the most trending queries in each of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE. The lists had a few things in common, especially between ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General Andrew Jackson…

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler and diplomat held talks on opportunities to improve and broaden cooperation between the Emirate and the United Kingdom December 12, 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, today welcomed the British Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Andrew ......read more

Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City' for District Cooling Solutions: International District ...…

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower named as 2018 IDEA Global leader   The participants stressed the importance of finding adequate financing for district cooling projects to drive the growth of the industry  Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2018:   The 8th edition of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ended ......read more

Immigration Amnesty Extended Further…

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be extended ......read more

Dubai Cares' program in Kenya harnesses the power of technology to boost learning outcomes…

Dubai Cares delegation visits Kenya to monitor and evaluate its Information Communication Technology (ICT) program Program benefits over 106,000 children and 1,300 teachers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2018:  In an effort to assess the success of its program and build strong relationships with the children, their families, teachers and local ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a delegation to Kenya and Uganda with the participation of 30 national ...…

Sharjah, UAE, 8 December 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), which is being represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Center that falls under the chamber’s umbrella, will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda, as part of its strategy to find and develop marketing opportunities for local industries in promising foreign markets, and especially in the ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs inspects facilities at Dubai Airport…

Musabih: Technological innovations facilitate passenger traffic at Dubai airports Dubai, UAE 8 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport on Sunday 2nd December 2018 to review the facilities provided to passengers. He congratulated the inspection officers on the UAE 47th National Day and ......read more

Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives…

Dubai, December 8, 2018:   In conjunction with the International Volunteer Day, which is observed annually on 5th December, Dubai Customs organized an award ceremony to honor its strategic partners and sponsors who participated in the Department’s voluntary initiatives in 2018.  “In line with the Year of Zayed, Dubai Customs launched 60 voluntary charity, ......read more

Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018…

Dubai, UAE: 5th December, 2018:   Dubai Customs bagged three awards at the latest Ideas UK 32nd International Conference 2018, held in Manchester, UK. The Department won the Platinum Accreditation for the ninth year in a raw, scoring 100% for the sixth consecutive year, the idea of the year for The Advisor (World's First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase), innovated by ......read more

UAE Innovation Award is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018…

200 assessors from different nationalities underwent three comprehensive interactive workshops Dubai, UAE, December 05, 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 is pleased to announce the 2nd ......read more

Green Hope's November Advocacy…

Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  November was a very impactful month for Green Hope. We were honoured to be a part of the Parliament of the World's Religions which took place in Toronto. I had the privilege of speaking at two panels--one on the Earth Charter and the other on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Green Hope was in Helsinki , Finland, this month where we won the ......read more

SCA, the DFSA and the ADGM's FSRA reach agreement on the licensing and promotion of investment funds…

Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2018:   The Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) announced today that they had reached agreement ......read more

PCFC celebrates 47th National Day…

Dubai – November 28,  2018:   Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, with its subsidiaries: DP World, Dubai Customs, Tarakhees, Dubai Trade and JAFZA celebrated today (Wednesday 28th November 2018) the 47th UAE National Day at Port Rashid under the theme “Zayed..story of a nation” in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and ......read more

Quote for Commemoration Day by acting CEO of Emirates Post Group…

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Marking Commemoration Day, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “On behalf of Emirates Post Group we would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the martyrs’ families and extend our appreciation towards this nation’s armed forces. Today, we recognise their eternal bravery, ......read more

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