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Dubai Customs Honors 146 Employees for their Innovative Ideas to Fight Covid-19

Dubai – 4 June 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih honored 146 employees who gave viable ideas and suggestions to curb covid-19 pandemic. This comes within the Government Department’s efforts to motivate its employees keep an innovative spirit and continue their viable suggestions and ideas to boost the Government Department’s overall performance, especially in response to covid-19 pandemic. The ideas delivered by the honored employees make 72% of overall viable ideas submitted this year.   Addressing the honored employees through Teams Microsoft, Musabih said: “We are facing covid-19 pandemic with all determination and awareness, and we are confident will get through this safe and sound to continue our journey of facilitating global trade and protecting society from all ......read more

Quote from Abdullah Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD on World Environment Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Since 1974, World Environment Day has been encouraging global awareness and action for the protection of our environment by preserving and protecting environmental resources, following sustainable practices, addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity and more.  This day, specifically amidst the current global pandemic, offers an open invitation for all entities, institutions and individuals from the public and private sectors, to discuss the impact economic systems and social activities have on the environment, and the solutions that can be taken as a society to proactively mitigate the post COVID-19 environmental challenges facing our planet. More than that, it calls on them to consider their own actions towards the environment, and to protect it from the negative ......read more

Ajman Tourism Highlights the Emirate's Unique Features at ATM Virtual

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) highlighted the unique features of the Emirate of Ajman during the first-ever ATM Virtual, that took place from 1-3 June and provided a combination of networking, one-to-one meetings with buyers and extensive current insights from leading industry professionals.   HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General participated in a panel discussion on the initiatives to be taken to revive the travel and tourism industry to secure sustainable investment in the region.    He emphasized Ajman unique features as an attractive investment destination including its location in the UAE with quick access to all of the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai, cost-effectiveness and comparatively low set-up costs, faster decision-making ......read more

Governments Urged to Establish ‘Green Lanes' to Aid Tourism Recovery and Promote Bilateral Travel Agreements

• Singapore developing a set of common safety standards with regional governments to allow cross-border travel   • Saudi Arabia’s US$61 billion stimulus package to support tourism business recovery     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 June 2020:  Tourism strategies to support industry recovery and the use of technology and analytics to create resilience, took centre stage on the second afternoon of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual.    The ‘Bouncing back: tourism strategies for the future’ session, which took place on Tuesday 2nd June, discussed the long-term tourism development strategies put in place by the region’s governments to provide a catalyst to recovery when travel patterns return to relative normality.   The ......read more

12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai postponed to November 2021

• Buamim: WCC 2021 theme is now more relevant than ever before, as chambers around the world realise the need to adapt to a fast-changing business landscape and leverage Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies    • Congress is the largest event of its kind for the World Chambers Federation, comprising a network of 12,000 chambers of commerce from 100 countries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020:  The 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai, originally scheduled for February 2021, has now been postponed to November 2021 to coincide with the new dates for Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.   Co-organised by Dubai Chamber and the ICC World Chambers Federation, the upcoming Congress will now be held on November 23-25, 2021 under the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Exports Office and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partnership to Help Sharjah Exporters Expand International Business

Sharjah-UAE: 02 June 2020 –  Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) are partnering together on a strategic initiative to help boost exports from one of the leading manufacturing hubs in the region that provides a significant contribution to the UAE’s GDP.  ADEX, the UAE-wide export financing entity founded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), and SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Centre (SEDC), signed a memorandum of understanding today (MoU) to partner together to support marketing and promotion of the emirate as a strategic international trade partner while empowering SCCI members to explore new international export markets and business growth opportunities by tapping into the unique suite of financial products and services provided by ......read more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development Sign MoU Agreement to Support Education Opportunities for Youth Across Egypt

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020:  Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development today announced the signing of an MoU to support education opportunities for youth across Egypt. The MoU agreement aims to see both foundation platforms collaborate through their respective youth programs to advance the education and development of young people in Egypt. With COVID-19, distance learning platforms are now more crucial than ever, and key to ensuring and continuing the education of youth, despite global challenges. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), and Eng. Noura Selim, Executive Director of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony to provide youth across Egypt with access to the ......read more

‘America's Favourite Teacher' Stephen Ritz Outlines His Urban Farming Vision in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Virtual Session

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the educator and environmentalist discussed how green technology can change the world  Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 02, 2020: The American educator, urban farmer and innovator Stephen Ritz revealed how his tower garden-growing technology is flourishing in the UAE during the latest Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) Virtual Session. The talk, titled ‘Changing the World with the Power of a Plant’, on Thursday covered Ritz’s rise to fame through his innovative teaching methods in some of the USA’s poorest communities, his ongoing projects in the UAE, and the numerous books he has published.  As the 30th edition of ADIBF has been postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu ......read more

Environmental Conservation an Increasing Concern for UAE Residents Ahead of World Environment Day

Rising online searches for recycling, plastic in the ocean and paper alternatives to single-use plastic goods    Dubai, UAE – 02 June, 2020: UAE consumers are growing increasingly interested in environmental conservation issues, especially in regards to ‘plastics in the ocean’ and ‘recycling’, which top associated online searches by the country’s residents ahead of World Environment Day (05 June), according to back-search data collected by SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. The UAE’s most searched environmental-related term between May 2019 and April 2020 was ‘recycling’, which registered a 51 per cent rise for combined Arabic and English searches over 12 months, while specific English searches for ‘plastic recycling’ grew 49 per ......read more

Emirates Post Unveils Modern New Website and Look

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 31 May 2020:  Emirates Post has unveiled a new logo and website, part of an ongoing business transformation process that has seen the vital sector entity update its organisational structure, brand architecture, and systems in line with evolving customer needs.  Emirates Post’s new logo and website reflects the brand’s orientation as a contemporary and digitized organisation. The modern updated logo maintains the Emirati identity reflected in the organization’s falcon and represents its key sub-divisions – Retail, Parcels & Express, and International.   “Over the past two years, we have been building a new Emirates Post – modern, digitized and accessible to all. Our aim was to create convenient and streamlined processes that people can rely on ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Government Launches Integrated Stimulus Package to Support the Emirate's Economy and to Ensure Continuity of Business

• Comprehensive measures cover all business sectors in Ras Al Khaimah  • Highest levels of coordination and engagement between decision makers in government entities and free zones  • Three levels of support comprise payment deferrals, fee exemptions and consultancy services  • Planting trees replaces paying some fines in decision aimed at sustaining the environment • Includes support for 15,000 companies and 25% discount on new residence visas for family members • Extensive package includes exemption from exhibition charges and support for Emirati entrepreneurs • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Abdullatif Khalifa, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council: o Prudent leadership is keen to offer all means of support and empowerment to the business community o ......read more

Dubai Culture Welcomes More Than 2,300 Students in Virtual Guided Tours at Etihad Museum in the First Month of Its Launch

• More than 65 virtual guided tours for school students from all over the Emirates • Overall satisfaction from the tours is at 96% • The addition to Al Shindagha Museum and other museums to the virtual guided tours • The experience consolidated Etihad Museum’s premier position among the Ministry of Education’s approved destinations for trips for the year 2020.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:   More than 2,300 students from 6 public schools and 8 private schools in UAE took part in the virtual guided tours of Etihad Museum that were organised by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority via the Dubai 360 website and a virtual meeting platform. The visits highlighted the details of the museum, drawing inspiration from the story behind the establishment of the ......read more

Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:    As part of its continuous efforts to keep the business community in Dubai informed with the latest legal developments and to help the private sector protect their businesses during the current circumstances, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Al-Tamimi & Co, organized a webinar on “Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE which was attended by 479 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed to introduce the impact of Covid-19 on the business sector and its legal implications. It also aimed to identify whether Covid-19 constitutes a force majeure event and the impact of force majeure on key industries such as shipping, logistics, aviation and real estate. The webinar was moderated by Essam Al-Tamimi, ......read more

“We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments

Sharjah, May 19, 2020: The recently launched campaign by the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, represented by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee, is witnessing a considerable interaction by the heads and representatives of government authorities and departments in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as media outlets, radio stations, and social media platforms. Held under the theme “We’ll get through this”, the campaign aims to highlight the stimulus package adopted by the Sharjah government to support the public and private entities, business sectors, and individuals and to curb the economic repercussions of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this context, the SCC published, on its social media pages, a video highlighting the campaign objectives and messages, in addition to daily posts that ......read more

Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona

Dubai – 18 May 2020:  Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis.  Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and medical supplies in the local market through facilitating trade without compromising safety and security of society.  “Dubai Customs is playing an increasingly important role during this difficult time to secure borders, ......read more

Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic Capacity

 The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool to help hospitals around the world manage capacity more effectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    With countries across the world strengthening hospitals’ response to the surge in patients requiring critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool that helps hospitals and public health services manage critical capacity more effectively, enabling them to meet the increased demand.   Developed by researchers from the Jameel Institute, the tool – called the J-IDEA Pandemic Hospital Planner – can calculate the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community

Mansoor Bin Mohammed chairs meeting of the Board, which discusses budget for upcoming season and appointment of Emirati assistant coaches in team games like football   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council has thanked and lauded the country’s wise leadership for their vision and support during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and their efforts to protect the nation and the members of its community from the virus. The Council also hailed the leadership for ensuring the smooth supply of essentials and other daily requirements of the community, as well planning and preparing for the post-COVID-19 period. The Council also commended Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai clubs for hosting COVID-19 drive-through test centres at their premises, and thanked all the volunteers from Dubai ......read more

Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families

Digital app to create customised postcards with personalised image, copy and video   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2020:  Emirates Post has launched ‘epostcard’ – a digital postcard application that will allow users to create customised physical postcards for friends, families, colleagues, and stakeholders.  The ‘epostcards’ app, which can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store, will allow individuals to design bespoke postcards to send to friends and family and for companies to send to employees and stakeholders. The app allows users to tailor images and create copy, in addition to adding videos that will be uploaded and accessible via a QR code on the physical postcard. Based on individual specifications, Emirates Post will print the physical postcards ......read more

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy.  Musabih said Dubai Customs managed to deliver quality services during the hard time without any disruption. “Thanks to our sophisticated technological infrastructure, it was not a big deal for us to work from home and at the same time maintain security and ensure safety of our inspectors working at the frontlines. ......read more

ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ä, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share. Under the initiative, ICBA will work with local partners and authorities to grow ......read more

Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme to Benefit Those Affected by the Current Situation

 Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2020:   Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has witnessed many generous gestures during the past six weeks, with contributions from Abu Dhabi citizens and resident of all ages and nationalities.    A recent contribution by Emirati high school student demonstrates the lengths that people all across the Emirate are going to in order to support those in need during the current health and economic situation.   Abdulla Al Jahmani, a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at a school in Al Ain, has contributed AED15,000 from his savings that he planned to use to start his own project once he graduates high school.   Speaking about the reasons behind his contribution, Abdulla, said: “I am happy to make a contribution to the ‘Together We Are ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak

Dubai – 13 May 2020:   HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms.  This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs.   Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers of different ranks to identify their points of strength and assess their development needs.  “The whole world is changing dramatically due to the ......read more

Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According to Sophos

o Global survey shows the average cost of recovery is $1.4 million if organizations pay the ransom, $730,000 if they don’t o SophosLabs reports on Maze ransomware techniques that increase pressure to pay o 49% of the organizations surveyed in the UAE witnessed a significant ransomware attack in the last 12 months   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020, which reveals that paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a ransom. The survey polled 5,000 IT decision makers in organizations in 26 countries across six ......read more

Positive Glimpses of Prayer and Fond Memories Win Xposure #homecaptured Global Contest's Fourth Week Prizes

Sheik Shehriyar UAE resident, Ajman takes home the first prize of US$ 1,000;  India’s Raj Pawar wins US$ 750 as runner-up   Sharjah - May 13, 2020:  Xposure International Photography Festival’s #HomeCaptured contest winded up its fourth week with homegrown talent, UAE resident Sheik Shehriyar from Ajman winning the first prize of US$ 1,000, and while Raj Pawar from Solapur, India claiming the runner-up position, winning US$ 750.  Underlining the inner strength one receives through prayers, especially when one seeks a ray of hope that pierces through the darkness to heal, Sheik Shehriyar’s image titled ‘Prayers’ also drove home the message of #stayhomestaysafe, emphasising the need to keep loved ones in our prayers during the current challenging ......read more

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Dubai Chamber Develops a Guide on the National Disinfection Program…

It aims to help the private sector manage its operations smoothly and urges companies to adhere to the program     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a streamlined guide to the National Disinfection Program, with the aim of helping the private sector learn how to manage their businesses smoothly ......read more

Two Young Emirati Boys Donate AED 1,000 to ‘Together We Are Good' Programme by Ma'an…

Abu Dhabi, 15 April 2020:   Two Emirati children, aged eight and seven, have contributed AED 1,000 to the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme run by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, in the latest example of the community spirit, which is sweeping Abu Dhabi.    The friends, Ahmed Yehia Al Hashimi and Meshal Mubarak Al Rashedi, are encouraging ......read more

Sharjah Realty Transactions Hit AED3.6b in Q-1…

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UL Outlines Importance of Collaboration to Help Prevent Cyberthreats in Middle East…

Dubai, 14 April 2020:   UL, a global safety science leader, has advised authorities in the Middle East to continue stepping up their efforts to help protect the region from cyberattacks. With the widespread use of technology and with the Middle East establishing itself as a key market for trade and tourism, countries are facing constant challenges to stop ......read more

DLD Launches ‘Together' Initiative in Cooperation With JOP Management Companies…

Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2020:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), announced the launch of a new CSR initiative called ‘Together,’ in cooperation with a number of jointly owned property (JOP) management companies in Dubai. The new initiative, which aims to provide support for tenants and landlords, confirms the solidarity of all ......read more

Customs Transactions in Dubai Skyrocket 60% to 4m in Q1, 2020…

Dubai – 13 April 2020:   Against all odds and despite the many challenges and hurdles facing the world market due to the outbreak of Covid-19, customs transactions in Dubai skyrocketed 60% to reach 4 million in Q1, 2020, from 2.5 million in the corresponding quarter last year. This reflects the resilience of Dubai economy and its ability to cope with changes and ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Participates in UFI Online Session, Discusses Economic Impact of COVID-19…

Sharjah, April 12, 2020:  Expo Centre Sharjah has called to provide all forms of support and assistance to help revive the exhibition industry worldwide. The centre also called for pooling efforts of those involved in the exhibitions industry to overcome the consequences of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to provide the necessary expertise and knowledge to support this vital ......read more

UAE Labs Get World's First Connected Management System to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing…

GCC’s largest lab operator Pure Health brings InterSystems TrakCare Lab Enterprise system, the first and only laboratory business management solution, to support the UAE’s COVID-19 testing initiatives   Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2020:   InterSystems, a global leader in healthcare information systems and technology solutions, has signed an agreement with Pure ......read more

Ministry of Economy announces reduction in fees for 94 of its services…

In accordance with UAE Cabinet Resolution 20 of 2020 Al Mansoori: Move represents important step to reduce the cost of business and support the economy during the current stage Reduction rates in some services reach 98 per cent Financial impact on the business sector is estimated at AED 113 million Abu Dhabi, 12 April 2020: The Ministry of Economy has announced a new list of ......read more

SCCI Lauds Private Sector Commitment to the Preventive Measures Over COVID-19…

Sharjah, April 12, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, said that its call to the business community and the private sector to adopt precautionary measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been met with a great response through the commitment to carrying out all safety instructions and the implementation of the remote working ......read more

Dubai Chamber Encourages the Private Sector to Contribute to the Community Solidarity Fund Against ...…

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Beauty Company, Cosnova, Launches “Keep Your #kisstance”, a Solidarity Campaign With Victims of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:    One of the leading German cosmetics companies, cosnova, which holds some of the beauty world’s favorite brands such as essence and CATRICE, is supporting in the fight against the Coronavirus with the campaign “Keep your #Kisstance” For every person who expresses their solidarity with #kisstance on social media and ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Customs Inspector Safe Passage in Response to Covid-19…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:     Dubai Customs’ Administrative Affairs Department designed a mobile safe passage for the safety and security of its inspection officers. This comes in line with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and other health authorities in the UAE to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The new customs inspection ......read more

Dubai Cares and UAE Ministry of Education Launch Education Uninterrupted Campaign to Ensure ...…

• Nation-wide fundraising campaign aims to provide ICT devices to students who are not equipped with the necessary tools to join their peers in distance learning  • Organizations from the public and private sector as well as individuals across the UAE can make financial and in-kind donations of devices to support the campaign   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, ......read more

Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce set to organize first Arab Brazilian Chamber Webinar…

Initial session to cover topic, 'Brazil and Arab Countries: the food supply chain, current perspectives and challenges' Rubens Hannun: This webinar will help increase comprehension and convey Brazil’s vision to businesses and governments in Arab countries. April 7, 2020 - The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has revealed completion of preparations for their first ......read more

SCCI Discloses Details of its Online Services Statistics in March…

Sharjah, April 7, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently revealed the statistics for its online services during March, where the number of memberships reached 467, 27 new memberships and 440 renewed memberships respectively, while the number of the certificates of origin reached 1346, besides 50 attestations. The number of new members from the free zones ......read more

Sharjah Business Community Hails SSCI's Efforts in Supporting its Interests Amid COVID-19 Outbreak…

Sharjah, April 6, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has successfully managed to enhance its role as a representative and voice of the business community and the private sector to overcome the challenges they face, through the coordination with the Sharjah Executive Council, the relevant government agencies, and the chamber’s strategic partners from the ......read more

Emirates Post Reduces Operating Hours in Dubai Based Centres…

 New move in line with government directive to combat the spread of COVID-19     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2020:   Named a vital service, Emirates Post remains open for business however will further reduce working hours on a temporary basis at all its Dubai-based Customer Happiness Centres. This decision is in line with the latest directives of ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop launches second session of 'DGW Youth Council'…

Move follows success of first edition and in line with UAE government's continuing efforts to support Emirati youth UAE, 5 April 2020: Dubai Government Workshop has revealed the coming launch of the second session of its 'DGW Youth Council,' an initiative aimed at enhancing the role of Emirati youth in building and creating the future. The 'DGW Youth Council' is also meant ......read more

Dubai Chamber President & CEO Hamad Buamim: Several Multinationals and Family Businesses Have ...…

H.E. Hamad Buamim:     - Dubai  Chamber will help blue collar workers who have completed their projects  to return home - The Chamber will be assisting blue collar workers in the construction and real estate projects, especially those who completed their work and were unable to return home as airports closed around the world. - The Chamber will make an initial ......read more

SCCI Calls on Property Owners to Reschedule Rental Payments for Those Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic…

Sharjah, April 5, 2020:  The Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has called on the property owners in the Emirate of Sharjah to adopt the same approach of Sharjah government in terms of delaying the rent payments for those who were affected by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), especially for ......read more

Jebel Ali Customs Center Provides Customs Clearance Service to Clients Through Smart Services…

Dubai – 4 April 2020:   To help with the containment of the coronavirus outbreak, Dubai Customs boosted its centers’ preparedness to provide all services to companies and complete transactions online. Companies can enjoy smart services of Dubai Customs to benefit from the excellent facilitations available including booking an inspection date, which will be done fast and with ......read more

SCCI Opens Online Registration for Sharjah Excellence Award 2020…

Sharjah, April 4, 2020:  The Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award stated that the registration for the seven categories of the award is now open and will last until the end of October 2020. The Award is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and organized by the Sharjah Chamber of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority Launches the “Abu Dhabi Connect” Project…

The initiative helps save more than AED714m for customers and 737,000 working hours for government entities   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 April 2020:   The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the government entity that leads the digital transformation in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of the “Abu Dhabi Connect” project under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi ......read more

Corona Virus: A Curious Guide for Courageous Kids…

Art Jameel teams up with science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to produce a bilingual free guide for children      Dubai, United Arab Emirates  | March 31, 2020 – Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today releases Corona Virus: A curious guide for ......read more

Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi launches new incentives for AFZ companies…

Ajman Free Zone has more than 8,000 companies and more than 30,000 investors     Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 30, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), issued a decision to introduce a package of economic incentives for AFZ, China Mall, and its affiliates. The aim is to alleviate the economic effects the world is ......read more

Dubai Cares Joins UNESCO's Global Education Coalition to Provide a Unified Response to the Need for ...…

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has joined the UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response to help countries find solutions for distance learning in order to minimize educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global coalition, which is a multi-sector partnership, brings together ......read more

Lootah BCGas and Dubai Chamber Announce AED 15 Million Covid-19 Support Programme…

Initiative will support more than 50,000 homes and nearly 500 businesses in UAE    • Lootah: We are keen to be part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s strategy to support business continuity and stimulate the national economy • Buamim: This is a timely initiative that reflects the contribution of the private sector as a partner in ......read more

Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Announces Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts…

“It is in the spirit of togetherness that we will rise.” — Ralph Lauren     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    In response to COVID-19, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, formerly known as the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, is committing $10 million to help our teams, our partners and our communities impacted by the novel coronavirus ......read more

Dubai Chamber Launches Electronic Attestation Service and Enhances Its Range of Smart Services…

• Buamim: We intend to implement the concept of smart chamber in alignment with the vision of smart Dubai and to develop and enrich customer experience • With the launch of the electronic attestation service, 98% of Chamber’s core services are now available online • The whole process of electronic attestation from submission to payment, to approval will not exceed four ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop joins unified efforts in support of ‘Earth Hour'…

UAE, 29 March 2020: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) joins the whole nation in its support and celebration of the Earth Hour initiative, an annual event aimed at encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM as a symbol of commitment to the planet. Locally organized in part by the Dubai Electricity and Water ......read more

SCCI Provides Online Attestation Services for All Transactions…

Sharjah, March 28, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, SCCI, has recently revealed the activation of online attestation services for all transactions through the chamber’s website or the smart application instead of coming in person to the customer happiness centers. The move comes as part of the precautionary measures adopted by the SCCI to combat the spread of the new ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Closes All Cultural Sites in the Emirate…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 March 2020: In line with precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has decided to temporarily close all cultural sites in the emirate starting from today until further notice. Closed cultural sites include Bait Al Oud, Berklee Abu Dhabi and Al Qattara Art Centre. Those sites ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Adopts Several Precautionary Measures at Headquarters and in Dhaid & Khor ...…

Sharjah, March 24, 2020: In an effort to ensure the highest levels of prevention for employees and customers and in support of the urgent measures taken by the country and Sharjah government in particular to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the Expo Centre Sharjah has recently carried out a number of precautionary and preventive measures at the centre headquarters and its ......read more

Dubai Chamber Urges the Private Sector to Implement Remote Working for Their Employees' Safety and ...…

• Chamber launches campaign #BeSafeWorkSmart    • Buamim: The private sector needs to show its commitment to the precautionary measures implemented by the Government, by facilitating remote work for its employees   • Buamim: Working remotely has become easier and faster with the advanced technical infrastructure available in the UAE   • ......read more

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Pledges AED 10 Million to DHA to AID Covid-19 Prevention Measures…

Group’s Charity Foundation donation to Dubai Education Zone will aid E-learning Dubai, UAE 24th March 2020:   Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), the leading Dubai-based multidivisional conglomerate, has announced a multi-million-dirham package to support the UAE Government initiatives and efforts amidst the ongoing social and economic challenges brought about by the ......read more

Dubai Chamber Activates Its Role as the Voice of the Business Community to Support Public - Private ...…

• The Chamber strengthened its partnership with the Ministry of Economy    • Coordinated a meeting of the fruit and vegetable traders working group with the Ministry and reached an agreement to establish an emergency committee covering all supply and distribution chains to monitor the smooth flow of goods   • Discussions were held with government ......read more

Ajman Sewerage Cuts Service Fees by Up to 100 Percent…

Ajman, UAE, March 21, 2020:  Under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) has announced today that it will offer discounts starting from 20% up to 100% of the service fees on some of its services, effective May 1st, 2020.  This move follows an announcement by H.H. ......read more

Sea Cruises, Desert Camps, Safaris and Floating Restaurant Activity Suspended with Immediate Effect…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 19 2020: In line with recommended preventative measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is instructing all tour operators in Abu Dhabi Emirate to immediately suspend services and activities for all sea cruises, desert camps, safaris and floating restaurants.  The suspension of activities and services ......read more

Senior Citizens and People of Determination to Benefit From Free Delivery by Emirates Post…

• PO Box owners over the age of 60 to receive bi-weekly, contactless home deliveries starting March 21st  • People of Determination with a PO Box subscription can also avail of this service by contacting Emirates Post Customer Contact Centre team   Dubai, UAE, Thursday March 19, 2020: As part of its ongoing efforts to combat the transmission of the COVID-19, Emirates ......read more

Sharjah Commerce And Tourism Development Authority Initiates Hotel Establishment Inspection ...…

In line with national efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus March 19, 2020 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed that it has started to implement an emirate-wide awareness campaign designed to support local hotel establishments in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The move falls in line with the nation's continuing efforts ......read more

Emirates Post Announces Stringent Measures to Protect the Wellbeing of Its Customers and Staff and ...…

In line with UAE government directives to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19, Emirates Post has announced a series of precautionary and rigorous measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its staff and customers across the organization and limit the spread of the virus in the UAE.   • Introduction of contactless postal deliveries  As of March 17, ......read more

Trade Bank of Iraq Donates Us $ 5 Million to the Iraqi Ministry of Health to Help Combat Coronavirus…

Baghdad/ Dubai, 17 March 2020: Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI), today announced US $5 million in funding to support Iraqi Ministry of Health’s efforts to combat the threat of COVID-19. Faisal Al Haimus, Chairman & President of Trade Bank of Iraq signed off the relief fund to help the Ministry of Health acquire appropriate resources in response to the coronavirus. Ministry of Health will ......read more

HE Mohamed Al Khalifa Al Mubarak Says 'Ghadan 21' Programme Will Enhance the Capital's ...…

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) comments on the launch of the “Ghadan 21” programme: “We would like to express our gratitude to HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his vision and national efforts, especially with ......read more

Important Public Circular from FEWA…

“The Federal Electricity and Water Authority request its valued customers to apply for its services through its Mobile Application and Website, as part of the precautionary measures aimed at maintaining public health and safety.”     ...read more

Dubai Chamber to Tap Into Smart Services, Partially Implement ‘Remote Work' Plan as of Tomorrow…

- The measures help ensure business continuity and the safety of employees and customers. - The Chamber offers a bundle of smart services for its customers, having transformed 97% of its services to smart services.   Dubai, UAE, 15/03/2020 – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be launching a partial  ‘Remote Work’ programme tomorrow ......read more

More Than 47,000 Beneficiaries of Services Offered by IACAD in 2019…

• 54 services were offered in 2019 • Islamic Affairs Sector services had the highest number of beneficiaries, as 44,286 customers benefited from it • IACAD ranked eighth according to the results of the 2019 Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys, achieving a percentage of 87.1%   Dubai, 15 March 2020: The Islamic Affairs and ......read more

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Contribution to Dubai's Foreign Trade Jumps to AED 164 Billion…

- 12.6% growth in the total value of DAFZA foreign trade  - Trade surplus of AED 19.4 billion  - 36.6% growth in revenues of multinational companies  - 135% growth of total space occupied by multinational companies   Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2020: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) played a key role in boosting Dubai's economic growth, with a 12% ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop successfully organizes fishing equipment recycling campaign to help ...…

Initiative held in collaboration with Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Association UAE, 15 March 2020 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with the Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Association (DFCA), successfully organized a ‘Fishing Equipment Recycling’ campaign aimed at supporting local Emirati fishermen and to also attract citizens to work in the fishing sector. The ......read more

Dubai Chamber Remains Committed to Activating Public-private Sector Partnership to Deal With Global ...…

• Dubai Chamber meets Business Groups and Councils to evaluate economic landscape and to focus on building economic competitiveness  • Buamim: The economic incentive package is reflective of our wise leadership’s commitment to the interest of the investors and to support the business community in the face of global challenges    Dubai, UAE:  His ......read more

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