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DWTC awarded by Dubai Municipality for continuous support of UAE Food Bank

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the UAE, as well as preserving the environment through waste management. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste. The initiative aims to position Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste and is supported by Dubai ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses mental health on Universal Children's Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal Children’s Day, Dr Nadia Dabbagh, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital and Programme Lead for the Mental Health Strategy at DHA, speaks about child and adolescent well-being. Adolescence is a critical time of life. It is a time when people become independent individuals, forge new relationships, develop social skills and learn behaviours that will last the rest of their lives. It can also be one of the most challenging ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host 2nd India-UAE Strategic Conclave opening doors of next-level mutual growth opportunities

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance.  The day-long Conclave will feature key discussion topics including ‘Fresh ideas for the strategic ties’, ‘Encouraging trade and long-term strategy for enhancing non-oil trade’ and ‘The India UAE Defence and Space Collaboration.’ The Conclave, to be held at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, will have an exciting line-up of participating leadership which ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In an event that took place on the beach in front of Jumeirah Al Naseem on Thursday 15 November, Jumeirah conservationists, with the support of Dubai Tourism, released 50 rehabilitated turtles back into the sea.  Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an ongoing initiative by Dubai Tourism to promote a more environmentally-friendly, greener future, supported the event as part of the ongoing Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Programme. Under the ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a month for each department to brainstorm and come with new innovations that help build new work models, strategies and ideas.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received the smart innovator platform team in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, and Hussam Juma, Director, Business Innovation Department.  Musabih hailed the recognition and urged for more innovation in order to further ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness in world societies

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his speech, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance is committed to focus on prospering from pluralism and embracing diversity through innovation and collaboration. He said further that the initiatives will be in cooperation with the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT). “The first initiative is the launch of the National Research Project on Tolerance. This is a continuing project for the coming years ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address practice differences and inconsistency. Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center in the Middle East, in collaboration with the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), has just launched a new whitepaper, “Sukuk in focus: the necessity for global common practices”, inviting industry experts to share their perspectives on processes and principles of sustainable investment that will harness the case for global common ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. Alstom will conduct initial static and dynamic tests in the depot over the next few months.    In 2016, the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing line. The project, also known as Route 2020, is worth a total of €2.6 billion, and is expected to start commercial service in 2020, ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The International Institute for Tolerance will organize the World Tolerance Summit (WTS 2018) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Armani Hotel, Dubai, on November 15 and 16, coinciding with the International Day for Tolerance. Themed “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”, the ......read more

Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be celebrated during a special ceremony hosted by Michael Kors on 7 November in Los Angeles, California.  With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kate Hudson is a role model both on and off-screen. She has championed WFP’s mission since 2015 when she first joined Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign. She has lent her talents to advocate for the global fight against hunger through this campaign that raises funds for WFP’s ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 of 3

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to execute the off-plan sale contract concluded between him and the developer.   As stated in the Explanatory Note, it came at the request of the Dubai Courts. The need appears to have stemmed from the differences in the jurisprudence of the courts regarding the application of Article 11. There is no doubt that the disharmony in the jurisprudence affects the stability and growth of the real estate sector, a leading sector in the ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will include the 2 commemorative stamps that were launched in 2003 in honour of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession day. In March of 2003, Emirates Post announced that it will organize a stamp design contest entitled “Zayed – Pride of Arabs” for students of colleges and universities of the UAE. Maryam Al Muhairi, a student from the Higher Colleges of Technology (Sharjah Women’s Campus), bagged the top prize in the contest, and two ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes workshop on blockchain technology in customs business

Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the participation of 68 male and female employees from different departments in Dubai Customs.  The workshop is part of Dubai Customs efforts to capitalize on the blockchain technology and support the Dubai Blockchain Strategy which will help Dubai achieve the vision of H.H. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai by making Dubai the first city fully powered by Blockchain by 2020 and making ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services. Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including those of Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Kuwait, South ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 203,650 smart transactions during “Week without Service Centers”

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world by raising awareness about the benefits of using smart services and systems to process payments and transactions. There are 48 main services available through smart channels in Dubai Customs. ease of use and convenience are the main ......read more

Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.  This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in supporting green life and protecting the environment. Recycling these items reduces the environmental footprint and helps raise awareness around the importance of proper disposal of these harmful items. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most people. Perhaps Intellectual Property rights-holders are those most likely to feel the true ......read more

October has been a very active and engaging month for Green Hope.

We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's  Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With EcoJustice: Environmental Education & Equity in Action'.. I was  privileged to speak at the One Young World Summit at The Hague at the Environment Plenary! It was a great honor to share our work!   We also celebrated  #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild with young people from North America through a webinar! The purpose of this day is to promote awareness and action with respect to the unique challenges and issues ......read more

Labour Awareness Training Now Mandatory for Employees in Select Professions in the Mainland

31 October 2018; Dubai UAE:  New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).    This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ‘Tawjeeh’ service centres, designated by the MOHRE to offer guidance on rights and responsibilities of employers and employees prior to any contractual engagement. The process, however, does not apply to workers sponsored by companies in free zones.    Details of the awareness session    The awareness training involves a 1.5-hour classroom session with an informative video on UAE employment regulations, displayed in 16 ......read more

DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 4th Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES), an event that is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah on October 30-31. The Halal Trade & Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet Vision 2030 goals

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy. The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms. Panellists included Ahmar Azam, Chief Operating Officer of Leejam; Anand Rohatgi, Chief Operating Officer of Synergy Consulting; Daniel Royle, Corporate Partner at Abuhimed ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dar Al Ber Society

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters. The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. Al Qatami said that humanitarian initiatives have always held an important place at the DHA and that the DHA’s new organizational structure has a dedicated Health Fund Department, which has an expanded mandate to provide medical assistance and support to patients with financial difficulties. The department’s role is to ......read more

Sharjah Police launches a public auction in cooperation with Emirates Auction

Sharjah, UAE, 30 October 2018:   The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East, announced the launch of a public auction for 56 distinguished vehicle number plates from category 3, which includes a 1 one-digit number plate, 4 two-digit number plates, 15 three-digit number plate, 20 four-digit number plates, and 16 five-digit number plate. The auction will take place on November 10 at 5:00 pm at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre. The number (7) is among the most prominent number plates in this auction as it is the only one-digit number plate available for bidding. Other prominent number plates in the auction include (14), (20), (55), (400), (122), (1700), (7777) and (3311) ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and CDA sign MoU to make Dubai clubs “child-friendly”

Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:  In the framework of cooperation between government entities to serve the nation and society, the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unify their efforts in the field of community development and child protection, and work together to promote sports as a way of life. The MoU was signed at the headquarters of DSC by HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Ahmed Abdulkarim Julfar, Director General of CDA, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and a number of directors and members of the two Dubai government entities. The agreement includes the participation of the two parties in making Dubai clubs child-friendly, and support for the educational ......read more

IHC Member Launches First Dubai Appeal to Help Restore Sight to Region's Blind

The Fred Hollows Foundation, member of International Humanitarian City, Dubai, launches its first local campaign  A simple surgery can bring sight to the 15 million people who are needlessly blind across Middle East, South Asia and North Africa There are 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who need eye surgery or treatment Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  The Fred Hollows Foundation, based at International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, has launched its first UAE campaign calling for funds to help restore sight to the more than 15 million people who are blind across Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.    Chairman of The Foundation, the Honourable John Brumby said tackling avoidable blindness was a major challenge in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.   “There are ......read more

Dubai Cares' programs in Rwanda on track to deliver a transformative change in children and young people's education

Dubai Cares’ delegation visits schools in Rwanda to monitor and evaluate progress of its programs Programs address key education challenges linked to Early Childhood Education and youth empowerment  Over 2,500 children and 16,000 young people benefit from both programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates -29 October 2018:   A delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, visited Rwanda as part of a monitoring and evaluation trip to witness the progress of its two programs launched in 2017. The first program of the UAE-based global philanthropic organization, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is focused on improving the quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE), while the second is working towards empowering youth.     Dubai Cares’ ......read more

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Dubai Islamic Bank donates AED 5 Million for Kerala Flood Victims…

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to ......read more

Al Mazrouei: The UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities…

Sharjah, 28, August 2018:  On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, stated that the UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities that has enabled them to attain remarkable achievements and expand their participation in the development ......read more

Quote of Fahad Al Gergawi CEO of Dubai FDI…

“The UAE has always placed a strong emphasis on equipping Emirati women with the knowledge and skills required to further add value to the nation's development. Women empowerment in the UAE began with the establishment of the union, with unlimited support from the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a strong supporter of women. Through the introduction ......read more

Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center carries out 3 million cases this year…

Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre has handled more than 900,000 calls this year, and its employees have successfully completed more than three million procedures that involve managing cases in the system, achieving 88 per cent of customer satisfaction. The Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre, Abu Dhabi Government’s first integrated communication platform ......read more

McDonald's UAE raises AED 320,000 for Emirates Red Crescent…

As part of their joint cooperation Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  McDonald’s UAE has announced that it has raised AED320,000 from its Ramadan children’s books campaign in association with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The sum includes the proceeds from the sales of children's social awareness and entertainment books, as well as Emirates Red Crescent donation boxes, which ......read more

Al Owais: the UAE's approach to empowering women is the ideal standard…

Sharjah, 27 August 2018:  HE Abdulla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), stated that the UAE’s approach to empowering women in various fields is the ideal standard that helps women achieve their goals and reflects the cultural level that the UAE has achieved under the vision of the wise leadership. On the occasion of Emirati ......read more

Dr. B. R. Shetty donates INR 4 Crores for the welfare efforts of the Kerala-flood-affected victims…

Dubai, 25 August 2018:   Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, Founder Finablr Group, and Chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare met with Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today and handed over a cheque of INR 4 Crores in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating floods that has ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully ends second edition of ‘Junior Chef' initiative on a ...…

UAE, 19 August 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed that its ‘Junior Chef’ initiative successful completed its second phase on a high note—receiving overwhelming public response for its efforts to promote health awareness among children. Spearheaded by the Ministry’s Education and Health Promotion Department, the ‘Junior Chef’ program ......read more

Comments of Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties & Mr Sudhakar Rao, Chairman, ...…

Kindly attribute this comment to Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties:  "The number of people killed in the Kerala flood and the damages it has created, are extremely devastating and unbearable. We will support people of Kerala and will stand by the victims throughout their toughest time. I believe it is our humble duty to help people in need and anyone in ......read more

Aster Volunteers and ERC Bring Children Together Through Educational Activities at Aster Hospital ...…

In partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent, the Aster Volunteers initiative teaches children the importance of collaboration and acceptance Dubai, UAE – 19 August 2018:  On August 17th and 18th, Aster Hospital, Qusais hosted a two-day event that brought children together through art workshops, interactive games and team-building exercises. The “Chapter One – Life ......read more

As per the Great Leader's Directive: Union Coop, the First Private Sector Enterprise to assist ...…

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  As a response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the President of the UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, to immediately form a National Emergency Committee for the relief of flood-affected areas of ‘Kerala’ – India, the employees of ......read more

Final call for Emirati Entrepreneurs to apply for Khalifa Fund and startAD-led Ibtikari Incubator…

Abu Dhabi, August 18, 2018: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has issued a final call out for applications for the fourth edition of ‘Ibtikari’ (My Innovation), an intensive six-month incubator aimed at helping Emiratis advance their technology startups. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018. This year’s updated version of ‘Ibtikari’ is a result of a ......read more

Al Ansari Exchange donates AED 500,000 to Kerala flood victims…

UAE, August 18, 2018- Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced a donation of half a million dirhams to aid in the relief efforts in the South Indian state of Kerala that has been ravaged by unprecedented floods. Incessant rains and floods in Kerala have led to the death of hundreds of Indian citizens and have left thousands of people ......read more

Emirates Post Group celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Sharjah Social Child Care Centre…

Dubai, 16 August 2018:   Emirates Post Group (EPG), leading postal and non-postal services provider in the region, celebrated the onset of the blessed Eid Al-Adha with children from the Social Child Care Centre affiliated with the Social Services Department of Sharjah. The initiative comprised of providing the youngsters with gifts and arranging for a day filled of fun-filled activities ......read more

UAE Exchange and Unimoni waive service fee on remittances to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress ...…

In the wake of the ongoing floods in Kerala The fee waiver follows a host of initiatives taken by the group to help the flood-stricken Indian state, including a personal contribution of Two Crore Rupees made by Chairman, Dr. B. R. Shetty Dubai, 16 August 2018:   Leading money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brands, UAE Exchange and Unimoni, have waived service ......read more

Tasneef to implement FTA's decision regarding issuing certificates for vessels from black-listed ...…

To protect marine environment and ensure safety of national ports and marine installations List of countries whose vessels are prohibited from entering UAE waters before obtaining inspection and conformity certificates from recognised classification bodies, is to ensure no vessel sails in UAE’s territorial waters without meeting the safety and quality standards that ensure safety of ......read more

RAK Ruler Pardons 272 Prisoners Ahead of Eid Al Adha…

Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 272 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms with definitive sentences. Sheikh Saud pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners. Sheikh Saud ......read more

Distribution of New Banknotes During Eid Seasons…

Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  On the blessed occasion of Eid Al Adha, CBUAE wishes the UAE leadership, the public and all the Arab and Islamic countries many happy returns. Moreover, CBUAE confirms that it has provided all banks operating in UAE with new banknotes to meet their customers’ needs, in line with UAE’s social traditions during Eid Seasons. Furthermore, CBUAE ......read more

DED-Ajman confiscates counterfeit goods worth AED 6 million in Al-Jaraf industrial area…

UAE, August 14, 2018 – The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) announced the seizure of two warehouses in Al-Jaraf industrial area, confiscating more than 60,000 fake goods of well-known brand names, worth AED 6,220,000 million. The move falls within the framework of an inspection campaign carried out by the inspectors of the Department of Combating Commercial Fraud, in ......read more

Aster Disaster Support Team mobilized to help Kerala flood victims…

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare pledges to contribute Rs. 50 lakhs or AED 265,000 to Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:   To support the victims of one of the worst floods that Kerala has seen in recent history, displacing more than 54000 people, Aster Disaster Support Team has been mobilized to ......read more

RAK International Corporate Centre visits the Republic of Mauritius to expand global presence…

Ras Al Khaimah, 13 August 2018:  RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a world-class corporate registry in Ras Al Khaimah, has recently visited the Republic of Mauritius to introduce the growth opportunities that it offers to international business companies. Led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK ICC, along with RAK ICC CEO Dr Sameer Al Ansari, ......read more

The Sustainable City names Dolores Shelleh as Brand Ambassador on International Youth Day…

This reflects The Sustainable City’s drive towards a sustainable and egalitarian future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13, August 2018:   The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, is commemorating International Youth Day by aligning with Dolores Shelleh, the first and youngest Jordanian woman set to climb the Everest, and ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Starts accepting Submissions to the 7th cycle UAE Ideas Award 2018…

The award opens to Gov. & Privet Sector in UAE Submissions deadline 20 September 2018 Dubai, UAE, August 13, 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 chaired by Ms. Fatma Buti Al Mheiri has ......read more

Emirates Foundation hosts senior level delegation from the International Association for ...…

Visit comes as Abu Dhabi is announced one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE, the largest international volunteering Conference in 2020   ABU DHABI, August 12 2018:  Emirates Foundation, the national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the em-powerment of youth across the UAE, hosted this week a ......read more

ENEC Launches Youth Council to Empower the Next Generation of Emirati Nuclear Energy Leaders…

Barakah Youth Council to provide future Emirati nuclear energy leaders with voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement 63% of UAE Nationals employed by ENEC and its subsidiaries are under 30 years of age Announced to coincide with United Nations’ 18th annual International Youth Day Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 August 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy ......read more

Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations Announces its Second Edition…

Set to take place 8th and 9th October 2018 in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will take place on the 8th and 9th October 2018 at the Abu Dhabi ......read more

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi brings excitement to children at Sheikh Khalifa ...…

Nickelodeon characters, storytelling and lots of Summer Programme activities organised for young patients at the hospital Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 August 2018:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) brought the excitement and entertainment of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 directly to young patients of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, bringing ......read more

Carried out by Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment…

Sharjah’s ‘Pledge a Library’ Initiative Distributes 600 Books in Brazil Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), a Sharjah-based non-profit, has supported the São Paulo Public Library, six school libraries, as well as community service centres in Brazil that host a rich collection of Arabic books, with 600 new ......read more

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry discusses cooperation with Malaysia…

Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:   HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Omar Mohammed Salleh, Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of Malaysia in the UAE, discussed ways of developing economic relations and enhancing trade exchange between Sharjah and Malaysia.  The meeting ......read more

Dubai Land Department supports strategic alliance between the UAE and China…

Representing the UAE through its participation in the Chinese Luxury Property Show in Beijing and launching its Real Estate Promotion Trustee office in China Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04th August 2018:   The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China (China) over the ......read more

Emirates Intellectual Property Association leads unified efforts to promote adoption of best global ...…

“Move to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is essential in consolidating UAE's leading position on IP protection,” says EIPA Chairman Al Obaidli   Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:  The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), continues to lead in the ongoing unified efforts to promote the adoption of global best practices in intellectual property ......read more

Thomson Reuters Hosts 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in Saudi Arabia…

Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor   August, 2nd, 2018:    Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership ......read more

More than half of eligible UAE expats seek second passport…

A number of global immigration consultants and advisors to join IREIS 2018 to advice potential immigrants seeking a second passport in return of investment Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 02, 2018:  About 51 percent of the eligible expatriates of the UAE are seeking a second passport According to a research by AAA Associates, a leading immigration service provider.   The AAA ......read more

UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 August 2018:   UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.    The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage ......read more

Emirates Post Group gifts the first public issuance of the UAE-China commemorative stamp to young ...…

Stamps issued celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the UAE and China in high-demand   Dubai, (31) July 2018:   Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, has witnessed a high demand for the latest stamp celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s ......read more

Sharjah Publishing City Launches the Dual License for the First Time…

Businesses Operating in Sharjah’s Free Zone Can Now Expand in the Mainland and Local Markets ‘Dual trade license’ system launched by Sharjah Publishing City and Sharjah Economic Development Department Sharjah, 31 July 2018:  The Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), under the umbrella of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the world’s first publishing free zone, ......read more

Up to AED 200,000 Worth of Electronics to Win with the Abu Dhabi Summer Season ‘Unbox the Amazing' ...…

Lucky shoppers could walk away with valuable gifts from retailers participating in ADSS this weekend at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 July 2017:   As part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS), the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development ......read more

Details of the Immigration Amnesty Announced…

Dubai, UAE: 25 July 2018:   The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will last for three months, starting 1 August 2018.  Amnesty details The initiative called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ will allow foreign nationals to regularize their status by either ......read more

Dubai South partners with European Expert Chambers to attract EU SMEs to Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018:  The Business Park at Dubai South has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Union of European Expert Chambers (UCEE) to establish a permanent exhibition and business centre for the members of UCEE at the Business Park. The partnership aims to encourage European SMEs to set up their business in Dubai and the region. The announcement came ......read more

Shurooq and REI Holding Strengthen Korea-Sharjah Bilateral Investments in Second MoU…

New agreement builds on the pioneering healthcare project between both parties and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Sharjah, 25 July, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea’s global investment corporation REI Holding Group, to encourage bilateral investments, collaborate on ......read more

Y&R supports UNHCR with #HandInHand campaign to draw vital donations for refugees…

The #HandInHand campaign raised awareness of the refugee cause as well as important funds for more than 800 Syrian and 1500 Rohingya refugee families Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 25, 2018) -   Y&R Dubai was proud to offer their helping hand to UNHCR’s Ramadan campaign – coined as #HandInHand #nusalnus – which sought to raise awareness around the pressing ......read more

Asia Pulp & Paper's Foopak Bio Natura Compostable Food Packaging Solution Awarded “Sustainability ...…

As anti-plastic campaign in UAE gathers momentum, these biodegradable and compostable paperboard products offer businesses a sustainable alternative to packaging waste Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Foopak Bio Natura suite of food packaging products “Sustainability Product of the Year” in ......read more

Strategic new partnership between Dubai Government Workshop and Al-Futtaim Motors to result in ...…

UAE, July 22, 2018 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a strategic partnership with Al-Futtaim Motors, one of the UAE's leading companies in maintenance and distribution of cars and spare parts. The new alliance is expected to help reinforce cooperation between the two parties, particularly in the efforts to provide maintenance services for Toyota automobiles. The move represents a ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues commemorative stamp celebrating 34 years of UAE-China diplomatic ...…

Dubai, 22 July 2018:   To mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE, Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, issued commemorative stamps celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the ......read more

Currency Swaps Through Renminbi Clearing Centre Boost UAE – China Trade…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 July 2018:   As part of joint efforts to foster a closer trading relationship and develop increased investment opportunities, the Central Bank of the UAE and the People’s Bank of China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement and an MOU to establish a Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre in the UAE in December 2015. Swaps through the Center grew consistently, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts ‘Art for Health' awards…

UAE, July 18, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) held the closing ceremony of the ‘Art for Health 2018’ competition. The winners were awarded in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics; and Dr. Fadila Sharif, Director of Education and Health Promotion Department. Dr. Rand thanked the attendees and ......read more

Dubai Municipality and Veolia successfully Commissioned Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility…

Constructed by Veolia subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of Hazardous liquid waste.  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous ......read more

Middle East Immigration News Flash 60/2018…

Validity of Residence Permits under Personal Sponsorship Extended Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years.    The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council looks to enhance economic relations with Serbia…

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council held a meeting to discuss ways to enhance the economic relations between business women of Dubai and Serbia, and enact joint economic and trade partnerships. The meeting was recently held between Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; and HE Stanimir  Vukicevic, the Ambassador of  Serbia in the ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop successfully holds training workshop aimed at enhancing technical skills ...…

UAE, 15 July, 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with leading tire safety company Dunlop, successfully organized a two-day training program on tire technology at the workshop's training centre. The sessions were held as part of DGW's continuing efforts to enhance the technical skills of their employees--allowing them to further improve their abilities to carry out ......read more

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