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Sharjah Police and Emirates Auction launch a new online auction

The auction includes 77 distinguished vehicle number plates of category 3 Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, has launched an online auction today on 77 distinguished vehicle number plates of category 3. The auction will take place until June 2nd and will include 5 triple-digit number plates, 38 four-digit number plates and 34 five-digit number plates. Number plates can be bought directly through the platform located in the Vehicles and Drivers’ Licensing Department at Sharjah Police, or through the company's website www.EmiratesAuction.com and its smartphone application. Number plates can also be bought by visiting the Emirates Auction customer service center that is located in the Traffic Management Building at Al Ramtha Area in Sharjah. One of the ......read more

mson Reuters Releases True Cost of Financial Crime Report Featuring NEW Findings on MENA Markets

    45% of MENA respondents had been a victim of financial crime as opposed to 47% globally      96% believe that bribery and corruption is an important issue to tackle      57% indicate that consequences of bribery and corruption mean less government revenue     59% implement workflow and process reports while 60% fully conduct due diligence    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2018:  Thomson Reuters, world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, today released a global survey on the Cost of Financial Crime featuring new findings in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).  The survey revealed that globally, 47% had been a victim of at least one form of financial crime within their global operations ......read more

OMO Set To Launch the 9th Edition Of Its Charitable Initiative 'Share A Touch Of Love' This Ramadan.

Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  OMO will be seen collaborating with Emirates Red Crescent yet again for its annual charity drive, ‘Share A Touch Of Love’. The household brand known for championing mothers and children all around the globe will launch its clothes collection initiative this Ramadan. The campaign aims to build on the success of its previous record breaking editions that encourage the community to donate their gently used clothes at designated Mall stands, via scheduled pickups and at multiple donation boxes placed around the country. OMO’s ‘Share A Touch of Love’ campaign has already collected and distributed over a million items of clothing from the previous editions and this year holds the promise to see that figure grow immensely.  The clothes collected from the drive are washed with ......read more

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

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

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Emirates set to close US$600 million Sukuk…

DUBAI, UAE, 17 March 2018:  Emirates is pleased to announce a successful execution of a US$600 million sukuk (Islamic finance issuance). The issuance received a good response from both local and international investors. The issuance of the Trust Certificates, in the principal amount of US$600 million will be repaid in an amortizing format over 10 years with legal maturity in March ......read more

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises awarded the most Sustainable Business Model at the Gulf ...…

Company releases second sustainability report with results on the Group’s economic, environmental and social impact       44.5% reduction in total number of Lost Time Injuries and a 26.7% reduction in Total Lost Day Rate from 2016 to 2017     In 2017, 57% of non-hazardous waste was recycled and diverted from landfill     15% of new hires were ......read more

Ajman municipality to support repatriation of a body of an expert participated in its international ...…

Ajman, UAE, March 15, 2018:  AJMAN and Ukrainian Environmental expert who arrived in the country to participate in the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability” found dead in his room in the second of the conference which concluded on 7th March 2018. The deceased who was identified as Dr. Serjiy Lavrynenko, professor at ......read more

ADNEC reveals completion of preparations and readiness to host Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu ...…

Abu Dhabi, March 14, 2018 /ADNEC/ The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed completion of its preparations to host the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018, the local edition of the Special Olympics World Games, which is the biggest humanitarian sporting event in the world. The event, which will be held from March 16 to March 20, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

Dubai Land Department, DED cooperate to control and inspect real estate facilities…

Bin Ghalita: The memorandum consolidates cooperation between government institutions and strengthens confidence in Dubai’s real estate market Lootah: We are keen to provide an appropriate economic environment for competitive economic activity in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th March 2018:  In line with its commitment to integrating government agencies and harnessing all ......read more

Ministry of community development launches a number of initiatives and events during the UAE Month ...…

Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid highlights the importance of reading and education to a healthy and happy community Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2018:   Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa, Minister of Community Development for the UAE, highlighted the importance of a reading culture to the greater community as the Ministry of Community Development launched its UAE ......read more

SCTDA to participate at The Moscow International Travel &Tourism Exhibition 2018…

UAE, March 12, 2018- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is all set for its 19th participation at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) in a bid to promote Sharjah’s top tourist spots, attract more international visitors, and join the world's leading tourism and hospitality events. Running from March 13 to 15, 2018, the 25th edition of ......read more

DED-Ajman and Ministry of Economy inspect major outlets in emirate to monitor prices of goods …

UAE, 12 March 2018 – A joint committee comprising representatives from the Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) and the Ministry of Economy recently made an inspection of major outlets in the emirate to check the prices of their goods. The campaign is part of DED-Ajman’s continuous efforts to monitor the application of the value added tax and ensure that all ......read more

UAE-Japan Business Forum concludes in Tokyo…

The UAE-Japan Business Forum recently concluded in Tokyo in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Kosaburo Nishime, Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. The event, which was held to discuss the further strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, was also attended by senior ranking UAE and Japanese officials ......read more

Dubai Investments reinforces innovation in education at Innovation Arabia…

Dubai, March 11, 2018:   Reinforcing its commitment to innovative knowledge-based societies and smart communities of the future, Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is participating in the Innovation Arabia Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.    Dubai Investments has taken centre ......read more

Dubai ranked amongst the world's top destinations for FDI in the real estate market…

UAE, Dubai, 11 March, 2018:  A new group of ‘Hybrid’ cities recorded by JLL as having clear attributes of either ‘Emerging World Cities’ or ‘New world Cities’, has placed Dubai among the world’s top destinations for FDI in the real estate market. In a new report by JLL titled, World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success, ‘Hybrid’ ......read more

ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 closes on a high note, attracts record numbers of exhibitors and delegates…

Leading national security and resilience event consolidates its status as the most important gathering of its kind in the region INSR’s focus on AI and cybersecurity sets the agenda for practitioners, businesses and governments  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2018 –   The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR ......read more

G4S presents AR smart glasses technology at UAE security event…

Abu Dhabi – March 10, 2018:   G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, showcased augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the recently held International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which is a major boost to the security sector. G4S presented a range of innovative smart security solutions ......read more

BUILD YOUR FUTURE: DC PRO ENGINEERING ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO CAPITALISE ON PROSPEROUS CONSTRUCTION ...…

UAE-based engineering consultancy marks International Women’s Day by highlighting the importance of women to the industry Leading survey outlines opportunities available in thriving UAE construction sector DUBAI, MARCH 8, 2017:  DC PRO Engineering has marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by encouraging more women to take the lead in the region’s ......read more

Dubai Customs commemorates 30th anniversary of the Harmonized System…

Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Dubai Customs joined the international customs community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Convention On this occasion, and in parallel with the World Customs Organization’s HS celebrations, the Tariff and Origin Department of DC  held an event commemorating thirty years of remarkable ......read more

Business France debuts inaugural FRANCE PAVILLION at OGWA 2018…

Leading French oil & gas companies to exhibit the latest sector innovations from  March 26th to the 28th in Muscat, Oman on Stand 4410 United Arab Emirates- March 7, 2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavillion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Establishes Four New Committees, Approves 2018 Budget at First ...…

Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2018 –   The Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the formation of four new committees – the Auditing and Governance Committee, the Charity Work Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Endowment Development Committee – with the aim of improving efficiency, governance, and transparency.  The ......read more

DHL partners with ‘Friends of Cancer Patients' to support cancer recovery in the UAE…

Dubai, 6th March 2018:  DHL, the world leader in express and logistics has extended their support through a logistical partnership with the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). As a logistical partner, DHL will transport shipments containing donated hair for wigs to selected locations in the UAE. Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 under the directives ......read more

DED Ajman starts CSR fee collection from companies and establishments…

UAE, March 6, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) has started collecting a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fee from companies and establishments applying for or renewing their commercial license. The move is in pursuant to Cabinet Resolution No. (2) of 2018 issued by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop celebrates its achievements during Annual Ceremony …

UAE, 6 March 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop hosted its Annual Ceremony, celebrating its 2017 achievements and honoring employees who played a key role in improving services and increasing costumers’ happiness and satisfaction. H.E. Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Executive Director of Dubai Government Workshop, praised the efforts of the Workshop team, and their commitment to highest ......read more

Manafth and Jaheziya sign MOU for cooperation…

ABU DHABI, 6th March 2018:  The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones (Manafth) and Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City (Jaheziya) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in training programs related to safety, security and emergency. The MOU was signed today by Jasem Mohammed Alzaabi, General Manager of Manafath, and ......read more

DED-Ajman invites customers to participate in the development of Tanazol & Elghaa services…

UAE, March 5, 2018 - Reaffirming its keenness to delight customers through developing and improving services, the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the hashtag #customers_journey_DED_Ajman to invite DED’s customers to participate in enhancing their Waiver (Tanazol)) and Cancelation (Elghaa) services. By visiting DED’s social media platforms, ......read more

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