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National Election Committee Adopts Executive Regulations for Fourth Election Cycle

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 June, 2019:   The National Election Committee (NEC) issued its decision No. (03/02/2019) on the Executive Regulations for the upcoming fourth cycle of the Federal National Council (FNC) elections. Comprising 69 articles across nine chapters, the Executive Regulations form the legal framework of the elections at all stages of the electoral process and aim to ensure its transparency and integrity. Clarifying all aspects of the elections, the document outlines the mandate and the rights and responsibilities of the voters and candidates, committees that will manage the elections, and details of the electoral guides. The Executive Regulations contain the provisions of the Presidential Resolution No. (1) of 2019, issued by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to raise ......read more

Dubai Customs honors top performers in 3rd monthly client recognition ceremony

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Dubai Customs held its monthly 3rd client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories. As a token of appreciation to the outstanding clients, and following directives of the Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih the event has turned into a monthly celebration instead of an annual occasion.    Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division thanked all its corporate clients including traders and local and global firms for their innovative ideas and suggestions that contributed to a better customs performance and more streamlined product and service offering.   In his opening speech at the ceremony, Al Khaja said:  “We spare no effort in enhancing ......read more

Search is on for “voices of Future Generations” Highlighting Children's Rights and Sustainable Development

HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum to be region’s Goodwill Ambassador Emirates Literature Foundation appointed as consultants Dubai 25 June 2019:  The UNESCO-backed Voices of Future Generations (VOFG) programme has appointed HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Gulf region, with the Emirates Literature Foundation confirmed as consultants for the project for the next five years. VOFG aims to empower young people through a unique writing initiative, encouraging children to promote the UN Convention on the “Rights of the Child”, as well as highlighting sustainable development goals and giving children a voice about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for a sustainable future. HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “This is an amazing ......read more

Committee for Sharjah Consultative Council Polls Keen to Enhance Electoral Experience

PANEL DISCUSSES MECHANISMS TO ENSURE SMOOTH CONDUCT OF POLLS SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU - SHARJAH, JUN 23 , 2019-- The Higher Committee for Elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council has resolved to step up its efforts to invigorate the electoral experience of the Emirate of Sharjah, in accordance with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. This came during a meeting of the Committee held today (Sunday) at the Sharjah Ruler’s Office under the chairmanship of HE Dr Mansour Mohammed bin Nassar, Legal Counsel and Director General of the Legal Department at the Sharjah Ruler's Office. Speaking on the occasion, Dr bin Nasser discussed the various stages and procedures of the electoral process and the basic vision behind the whole ......read more

National Geographic Announces 2019-20 Upfront Slate, Pushing Programming Boundaries with its Distinctive, Premium Content from Best-In-Class Storytellers

New Series The Return of the Popular Series Brain Games with a celebrity twist; the next season of the award-winning series Genius Focused on Aretha Franklin; the channel's first competition series Race to the Centre of the Earth from prolific producer Bertram van Munster and the team behind the Amazing Race; greenlight of new episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted; a new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls exclusive to Nat Geo; and two new unscripted series featuring up-and-coming nat geo talent Mariana Van Zeller and Albert Lin   Premium Natural History Series China’s Hidden Kingdoms   Returning Series Wicked Tuna   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   Following National Geographic’s first Oscar win for the two-year-old Documentary ......read more

Emirates Foundation Launches the Fourth Edition for the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth (EAAGY)

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation The Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth encourages a more proactive and creative future for young adults in the Gulf region   Abu Dhabi, June 18, 2019:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, announced today the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth. The award aims to unleash young people’s social entrepreneurship potential and to establish leading social enterprises, which are capable of addressing and tackling collective challenges and achieving sustainable ......read more

Dubai Customs boosts productivity through AI based system

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) expressed his happiness that the “Productivity Engine” was approved by the Dubai Executive Council to be used at the government departments level.  The engine, developed in-house by Dubai Customs, uses artificial intelligence to boost productivity, reduce costs and make clients happier and more satisfied towards the fulfilments of Dubai bold plans and vision. Bin Sulayem highly applauded the role of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in ......read more

Emirates MarsUnder the theme of ‘Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence', MBRSG to Host the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

• This year’s edition marks the first time the event is held in the Middle East region. • The conference brings together scholars and experts from six continents, joining from 62 cities located in in 45 countries around the world. • A conference Programme Committee of around 200 global scholars rigorously reviewed nearly 150 paper submissions.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) – the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world – is hosting the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2019) in Dubai on June 18-20, 2019.   Bearing the theme “Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, this ......read more

Emirates Mars Mission Science Week to commence in July

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will organise workshops at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub in early July, to shed light on the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission Dubai, UAE, 16 June 2019:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet.  EMM Science Week will include six workshops by MBRSC’s Science Team, and will highlight the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) – Hope Probe, and how the probe will collect data to answer key scientific questions about the Red Planet. The week includes interactive workshops to explain the tools used by scientists in the study of Mars ......read more

Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State Upholds Tolerance and Cooperation in Moving D-Day Commemorations

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2019:  His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State delivered an address at the Bussola Institute in Brussels, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history that turned the tide of World War II. The Bussola Institute, a platform for independent research, dialogue and mutual respect between the Gulf Countries and Europe served as the ideal venue to mark this esteemed occasion with His Excellency’s moving, succinct, passionate, and powerful statement that renounced intolerance, extremism and the ‘dehumanization’ of immigrants. HE Zaki Nusseibeh said in a statement, “Populist political leaders, false religious preachers, ethnically motivated parties and social or economic fear mongers are gaining ......read more

Empower renews commitment towards community members through blood donation initiative

Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, organized its annual blood donation campaign as part of the World Blood Donor Day, which is celebrated on 14 June every year. The campaign was held at Empower’s staff accommodation in Al Quoz by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre mobile bus. The mobile bus helps in collecting additional 70-80 units of blood per day and the centre undertakes the responsibility of ensuring safe blood for thousands of people who receive life-saving transfusions every year.  Through the initiative, Empower aims to support the objectives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to build a coherent and vibrant Emirati society, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to build ......read more

UAE and Oman bodies sign MoU to jointly promote Internal Auditing

Training courses planned to enhance auditing skills Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Strategic alliances need to be developed Muneer Al-Mughairy:  Quality Assurance services to be promoted    Dubai, June 9, 2019: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) and   Institute of Internal Auditors-Oman (IIA-Oman) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a validity of three years. The agreement will facilitate both the organisations go in for joint cooperation and promotion and also to work for professional honing the auditing skills of their members. The MoU has been signed by the heads of both UAE-IAA and IIA-Oman. IIA Oman is the only professional chapter for Internal Auditors in the Sultanate of Oman sponsored by the College of Banking and Finance.  The UAE-IAA President Abdulqader ......read more

Sharjah Chamber to Take Part in the 11th Edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) in Brazil

Sharjah, 8 June 2019: For the 6th year in a row, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is gearing up to participate in the 11th edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) of the International Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme “Creating a Shared Future”, the three-day event will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 12 – 14 June 2019 with the participation of 1200 participants from more than 100 countries across the world. A delegation of senior officials and executives from the SCCI will be heading to Brazil, where they will hold several meetings with senior officials and decision-makers from various chambers worldwide. The SCCI has reinforced its partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, as being the golden sponsor of the Congress. On the sidelines of the exhibition ......read more

CEO of Etihad ESCO, Ali Al Jassim's Statement on World Environment Day 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:   “The occasion of the World Environment Day 2019, with its theme ‘Air Pollution,’ is an ideal opportunity for governments, industries, and individuals to renew their commitment to improving air quality in their cities and regions through the active adoption and implementation of solutions that can mitigate the impact of this menace. Given the rate at which the earth is getting polluted, there exists an urgent need to step up proactive efforts to save our environment for future generations. Breathing fresh air is a primary requirement for good health and overall well-being. Hence, the theme for World Environment Day 2019 can be seen as a call to action to jointly tackle this global crisis. It is high time we modify our everyday lives with an aim to reduce ......read more

Joyalukkas employees host charity Iftar at labour camps.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Joyalukkas employees shared their joy with thousands of laborers by hosting a charity Iftar at various labor camps across the UAE. An unnamed employee who actively works in the CSR division of the Joyalukkas Group said, “As a Group, Joyalukkas is one of the most giving organizations in the world and this spirit inspires all its employees on the same path, like Joyalukkas Foundation, we believe ‘Lets do every little possible to make the world a better place’, Joyalukkas employees are one of the highest donors of blood in the UAE. During this Ramadan, we felt hosting an Iftar for the labor camps would be a good gesture on our part.” Joyalukkas Group is known for engaging and contributing generously to various social and ......read more

Aster Volunteers and Max make Eid special for 100 underprivileged children

This is the third chapter of the ‘Smile’ programme, which was launched by Aster Volunteers in March 2018, with an aim to promote wellbeing of children in need   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    With Eid holidays approaching, Aster Volunteers and Max in cooperation with the Human Appeal International (HAI) joined hands to conduct the third edition of ‘Smile’ programme and bring happiness and joy to 100 less fortunate children from different nations living in the UAE.  The programme echoes the sentiments put forth in the Year of Tolerance, reflecting UAE's Founding Father's principles encouraging peaceful co-existence, tolerance, cohesion and acceptance.    The programme was conducted at Oasis Mall, Dubai where the children got an opportunity to shop, ......read more

DLD launches first Ramadan football tournament for its sectors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:     Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently held the first edition of its Ramadan football tournament for its sectors. The tournament, sponsored by Sobha Realty, was organised by the Registration and Real Estate services sector in collaboration with the Employee Happiness Committee at the Amity School in Al Qusais. At the end of the tournament, which was attended by the CEOs of DLD’s sectors, and a large number of DLD’s employees and the public, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Majid Al Marri, CEO of the Registration and Real Estate services sector at DLD, honoured the participants and the winners, where the Registration and Real Estate services sector came in first place. Majid Al Marri said: “The tournament was organised in order to ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Celebrates Ramadan Through Giving and Education

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  In an effort to celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE Region has unveiled a wide range of humanitarian initiatives exemplifying the values of the company and Emirati society. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time to remember the importance of giving, tolerance and prosperity. Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become a city where millions of people from different cultures can coexist and work in a safe and harmonious environment, serving as a beacon for the rest of the world. Due to the strong values present in Emirati society, this has been possible, and DP World is proud to be able to serve our city and nation by promoting these ......read more

Alvarez & Marsal Middle East to Fundraise for Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh

Firm to help raise funds to empower Rohingya children and bring positive and sustainable transformation in classrooms to ensure long-term development  Partners with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) to support their strategic priorities of establishing a Model Learning Center, particularly for the Rohingya students      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:    Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal Middle East Limited (A&M), today announced that the firm is seeking to raise funds for the education and development of refugee children in Bangladesh.    Uniting with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping people in need worldwide, the initiative will improve access and quality of education ......read more

UAE government baby registration e-service reaches over 8,000 Emarati families

Mabrouk Ma Yak, the UAE’s government innovative newborn registration service, helps Emirati parents obtain identity documents for their children. The service was developed in partnership between various UAE government entities and Johnson’s   Dubai, UAE – 29 May 2019:   A UAE government newborn registration e-service has to date helped 8,000 families register their children in the UAE. The service, previously available in 35 hospitals across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain, will now be extended to all the Emirates.    Mabrouk Ma Yak service sends parents of newborn children a text message asking them to name their child and upload a picture. Families are then offered the Mabrouk Ma Yak congratulatory package, which includes a birth certificate, ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 19 social initiatives in Ramadan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    Dubai Customs carried out 19 social initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan that benefited more than 45,000 people.  The initiatives varied to include donations, distribution of iftar meals among motorists and pedestrians, and organizing lectures. As part of Al Furdah Hands initiative, 20,000 meals were handed out to motorists as they stopped at the traffic lights around sunset time. Around 200 volunteers of Ghayath Volunteer Team took part in the initiative along with their children and members of the port Police Station. Dubai Customs also distributed basic foodstuff items to 2,000 families in need, in cooperation with authorized charities in the country.  Passengers arriving at the Dubai Airport were received with Ramadan snacks which reflects the welcoming ......read more

DLD signs license agreement with Mashreq Bank for e-mortgage System

Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a license agreement with Mashreq Bank, one of the first banks operating in the UAE, for the use of the e-mortgage system. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Arshad Khan, representing Mashreq Bank. Bin Mejren said: “The development and launch of the new e-mortgage system come as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance automation applications and systems in our transactions to reduce paper transactions and the number of visits. We expect that applying blockchain technologies will contribute to reducing the number of visits, in line with the ratios set by the Government of Dubai for government entities. At DLD, we are keen to support the directives of our wise leadership and the strategies to make Dubai the smartest ......read more

ENEC sponsors Emirates Red Crescent Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed

ENEC partners with volunteers.ae to enable its employees to participate in a wide range of charitable activities   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 May 2019:  Volunteers from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, helped prepare Iftar meals for community members in the town of Madinat Zayed, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.   On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and as a part of its commitment to families and communities across the United Arab Emirates, ENEC has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to sponsor an Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed between 6 May and 5 June 2019, serving Iftar for roughly 200 people every day.    In addition, ENEC continues to provide Iftar for 500 laborers every ......read more

MoHAP and Novartis Ink Agreement to Strengthen the Strategic Drug Stockpile

Dubai, 28 May 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has inked, on May 27, an agreement with Novartis Middle East on the provision and recycling of the strategic drug stockpile in severe and emergency situations. The agreement includes 31 life-saving and emergency drugs. The one-year-agreement aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical security and the appropriate response to emergency cases, with the formation of a joint committee to follow up the agreement implementation. The signing ceremony was held at MOHAP’s headquarters in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Dr. Mohamed ......read more

Traditional Call to Prayer Returns to Al Ain's historic Jahili Mosque

Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2019:   Fittingly for the Holy Month of Ramadan, this week has seen the return of the traditional call to prayer to the historic Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The prominent location of Al Jahili Fort, at the centre of the city, and its landmark status, is such that its buildings, including the mosque, have come to symbolise the traditional architecture and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi.  The historic mosque consists of a single room with an open arcade on the east side entered from an enclosed courtyard. It is a historic building constructed with earth blocks and palm log beams and probably dates back to the foundation of the fort in the 1890s. Within the courtyard there is a low platform from which the call to prayer was traditionally made.  Recent work by the Department of Culture and ......read more

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DFSA signs MoU with Bank Al Maghrib…

Dubai, UAE; March 14, 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Morocco’s Bank Al Maghrib to cooperate in the authorisation and supervision of banks operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Kingdom of Morocco. The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive of the DFSA, ......read more

Child Safety Department Launches ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors' Initiative for Youth…

In collaboration with several federal and local entities Programme aims to educate 11-18-year-olds about best Internet practices Sharjah, March 14, 2019:  The Child Safety Department (CSD), a subsidiary of Sharjah's Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has launched the ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’ initiative, to provide Sharjah children and youth with required skills ......read more

Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day…

Dubai – 14 March 2019:   In conjunction with the Emirati Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 15th March 2019, Dubai Customs organized, on Thursday, a number of events that targeted the children of its Nursery and Childcare Center, the parents and the employees.  The events included a workshop around the balanced character, exchange of gifts between ......read more

Dubai Cares announces two Education in Emergencies programs in Iraq and Indonesia at DIHAD…

AED 10.9 million program in Iraq supports the nationwide rehabilitation of education services and targets 27,035 children, young people and teachers Post-earthquake and tsunami program in Indonesia facilitates the resumption of education for 13,000 children and young people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 March, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

DWTC caters for more than 1,000 high profile large-scale external events in 2018…

Catering for over two million people per year, DWTC reaffirms its position as a best-in-class event services provider Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th March 2019:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has revealed that its hospitality division – Hospitality by DWTC - catered for 1,056 high-profile external events in 2018, serving a total of 415,293 guests. As the region’s ......read more

UAE Court takes stern action against DishTV India dealer…

Ruling upholds three-month jail sentence, shop closure and fine of AED 50,000  Confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-controls to be destroyed Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, has rejected the appeal by an illegal DishTV India dealer and sentenced him to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED ......read more

New vaping law better for UAE than tobacco tax hike – legal experts…

Regulations will help counter threat from black market, online sales of counterfeit electronic smoking devices says STA’s Sunil Thacker Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2019:   New regulations permitting the sale of electronic smoking devices in the UAE can have more positive effects than the 100% tax hike implemented on cigarettes in 2017, legal experts believe. STA Law Firm says the ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat holds a Fire Evacuation Drill…

Muscat, 11 March 2019 –   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's lifestyle and leisure destination, recently held a Fire Evacuation Drill at one of its residential buildings, Marsa 2-Block A. The drill is aimed to promote awareness around fire safety within the community and ensure that all residents are best prepared for any emergency evacuations.  This activity falls in line with ......read more

Religious Communities speak about their contributions to uphold the Rights of Children…

Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition takes place in Geneva on sidelines of Human Rights Council 40th session 9 March 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international treaty ever, provides an excellent opportunity to both celebrate the achievements made to protect and promote the rights of the child and ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes women's “Tolerance Parade” in conjunction with International Women's Day…

Dubai – 9 March 2019: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence participated in the women’s “Tolerance Parade” at Maydan racecourse for a distance of 4 kilometers. The parade was organized by Dubai Customs in conjunction with the International Women’s Day which is celebrated ......read more

Speech by His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais Minister of Health and Prevention on ...…

March 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The World today marks the International Women's Day in recognition of women’s accomplishments and achievements made by countries and governments to improve their status in the social, educational, rights and legislative sectors. It is also in acknowledgment of their contribution to all spheres of life, which led to impressive developments in the lives of ......read more

Emirates Post encourages people to send messages of support to Special Olympics UAE athletes…

Dubai, UAE – 07 March 2019: To celebrate the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (14-21 March), Emirates Post is encouraging people to send messages of support to the participating Special Olympics UAE athletes. Post boxes and postcards, which have been designed by students and Abdulla Lutfy, Special Olympics UAE athlete, will be placed at various locations across the ......read more

UAE Civil Defence Teams Undergo Training in Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Fire Pumps…

United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  Global safety science company, UL, is helping put the UAE at the forefront of fire safety and prevention.   They hosted a training session for UAE Civil Defence inspection teams and were briefed on international codes and standards requirements of design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of fire pumps.   The event, ......read more

Al Maktoum Foundation donates AED 300,000 to Abu Dhabi University Student Fund…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 5 March 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has received a funding donation from the Al Maktoum Foundation worth AED 300,000. The donation was allocated towards the students’ fund in a bid to continue providing access to world-class education for students and boost their academic success.    In a special ceremony held at Abu Dhabi ......read more

DAFZA's non-oil foreign trade reaches AED 146 billion in 2018…

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: DAFZA affirms its role in achieving 2018 goals in strengthening the economy and attracting foreign direct investment HE Mohammed Al Zarooni: DAFZA’s foreign trade growth in 2018 has proven once again the effectiveness of its strategic approach  11 % is DAFZA’s contribution to Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade  DAFZA reports ......read more

Dubai Cares delegation visits India to formally close successful education program and launch new ...…

Over 600,000 children benefited from Dubai Cares’ literacy & numeracy and school readiness support  Delegation renews partnership with Pratham to support more than 300,000 children    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 March 2019: A delegation led by His Excellency Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

Sharjah's Electronic Platform ‘Injaz' to Save Time and Effort, Boost Productivity…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention Announces its Participation in the “National Sports Day” ...…

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Ajman Free Zone Launches New Mobile App for Smart Phones to make Business Operations Efficient…

Ajman, UAE (March 2, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone has launched a new and innovative mobile app to make business management easier and faster, at an event attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Free Zone. The newly-launched app will reduce the time and effort it takes for business owners to obtain a new licence or to renew a current licence, and to make online payments, amongst ......read more

Emirates Post supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy…

Series of events hosted in February to celebrate the annual festival  UAE, 27 February 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, hosted a series of events in February to celebrate Innovation Month, demonstrating its commitment to the progressive culture of innovation present within the UAE.  The line-up of events included several ......read more

Dhahi Khalfan inaugurates ‘Innovation Arabia 12'…

Conference and Exhibition in Dubai Today Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 26 February, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) Successfully Completes Emergency Drill…

“Readiness 2019 Exercise,” is the first of its kind emergency drill run in association with Department of Health - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 25, 2018: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in accordance with the Department of Health conducted a “Readiness 2019 Exercise” today with the ultimate objective of assessing the emergency response and ......read more

Research finds increased sulfur metabolism is a likely survival mechanism for native UAE algae…

Fast facts: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have sequenced 22 microalgal genomes from the UAE’s mangroves, open seas, salt flats, deserts, and urban areas This new collection increases the available microalgal genomes by 50 percent Coastal, subtropical species of microalgae show expansion of sulfur-metabolic genes, which help algae cope with salinity and drought    Abu ......read more

Dubai Customs ties strategy to the 8 principles of governance…

Dubai – 23 Feb 2019: Dubai Customs announced its strategy to tie its plans to the eight principles of governance, endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai following 50 years of success and achievement that characterized His Highness’s tenure. Immediately after the eight principles were announced, Ahmed ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler to present inaugural Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi International Prize for ...…

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Chief Justice of DIFC Courts reviews DLD procedures…

Both parties explore means of cooperation and strengthening partnership to develop services for customers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2019:  HE Justice Zaki bin Azmi, Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts), paid a visit to the Dubai Land Department (DLD) where he was welcomed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs orders further control measures at Cargo Village Customs Center…

Dubai – 21 February 2019: Dubai Customs provides distinguished services through its different centers including the Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center which deals with massive amounts of goods and personal belongings every day. Alertness and professionalism in dealing with this are very important to help prevent the entry of restricted and prohibited goods into the country. Dubai Cargo ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Inaugurates 6th Sharjah Children Biennial…

Month-long art exhibition presents ingenious workings of the young mind Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher: To the children, I say, we care about you and your dreams… in them we see the future of our world.   February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of Rubu’ ......read more

Smart Audit initiative records real estate transactions at world-record speed…

 The new initiative enhances the efficiency of DLD’s departments and saves customer time and effort    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently announced the launch of the Smart Audit initiative that allows the completion of real estate transactions on the same day.   This comes as part of its ......read more

Dubai Cares' volunteers will land in Malawi for the first time in June 2019…

Registrations for Volunteer Globally in Malawi are submitted through the UAE Volunteer Platform 15 UAE-based volunteers will be selected to travel to Kasungu in Malawi  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a new destination for its popular volunteering initiative “Volunteer ......read more

UAE ranks 9th in second global KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index…

Scores highly for government’s overall change readiness, road quality and technology infrastructure Dubai, UAE - 20 February 2019: The United Arab Emirates has earned a place in the top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which evaluates how prepared countries are to accommodate driverless vehicles.  The Emirates continue to ......read more

Emirates Post reminds customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 28 February…

19 February 2019, Dubai: Emirates Post has issued a reminder to its customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before Thursday, 28 February to avoid late renewal fees and penalties. Customers can simply renew subscriptions via several convenient ways including the Emirates Post website (www.epg.gov.ae), Emirates Post mobile services app or at Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres. Last ......read more

Seeking to Attract New Investors for the “Sharjah Food Park” Project…

“Hamriyah Free Zone” Promotes its Competitive Advantages and Services at “Gulfood” UAE, Sharjah, 17 Feb 2019: Hamriyah Free Zone is participating in the “Gulfood 2019” Exhibition in Sharjah, the world’s largest annual event in the Food and Beverage Sector where it will promote the investment advantages and services it offers to local and foreign ......read more

Customs World develops RIISE: first of its kind leading-edge Customs platform…

Dubai – 16 February 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), created a first of its kind platform based on the accumulative experiences of Dubai Customs.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows to effectively and transparently ......read more

DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood…

DAFZA to highlight strategic initiatives that support Halal foods industry, including the Halal Industry Guidebook  DAFZA to show optimal storage solutions for F&B companies, within the light industrial units   February 16, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced its participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood, which is ......read more

Ajman Free Zone announces official commitment to culture of innovation at “Digitalized Workplace” ...…

Ajman Free Zone personnel will become certified innovation practitioners through an affiliation with Global Innovation Academy   Ajman, UAE (February 14, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone used its Innovation Forum, marking the UAE’s National Innovation Month, to announce its participation in a global accreditation scheme aimed at strengthening the culture of innovation across all of the ......read more

Greece partners with VFS Global to launch Visa Application Centres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...…

Greek Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Riyadh by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia New centres opened in light of growing numbers of visa applications to Greece   February 11, 2019   Greece in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services ......read more

Dubai Cares and UNICEF announce the Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development at the World ...…

Declaration is a follow-up to the official MENA launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2019: The United Arab Emirates witnessed today the announcement of the “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development” at the World Government Summit in Dubai, by Dubai Cares and UNICEF, in ......read more

Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research ...…

Dubai, UAE – 10 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research’s (ECSSR) silver jubilee. The special-edition stamp celebrates the significant accomplishments of the ECSSR, which has cemented its position as a preeminent think tank since its inception 25 years ago, and supports the plans and ......read more

DJI's 7th Annual Football tournament concludes 1st round of qualifying stage…

The round witnessed a high level of professionalism in an atmosphere of enthusiasm from the teams’ fans Dubai Police excels with 15 goals against the General Civil Aviation Authority   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th February 2019: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the first qualifying round of its 7th annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ ......read more

Dubai Customs receives Oman Chamber of Commerce delegation…

February 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Passengers Operation Department of Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Oman Chamber of Commerce with the aim of exchanging experience between GCC entities and discussing means of customs cooperation.  The visitors were received at terminal (3), Dubai International Airport by Khalifa Malek, Inspection Manager and Salim Al Mazimi, Senior Manager of ......read more

The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain signs a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction…

Dubai, UAE – 07 February 2019 The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain has signed a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East. The cooperation agreement states that the company is responsible for organizing exclusive auctions on assets owned by all the departments that fall under ......read more

Emirates Post celebrates Human Fraternity Meeting with Commemorative Stamp…

Stamp illustrates the country’s supreme humanitarian message for tolerance and coexistence  UAE, 05 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark The Human Fraternity Meeting held in the capital, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ......read more

DFSA suspends licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019:  The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced the suspension of the licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited (MGL) for a period of 12 months, consistent with its aim to protect direct and indirect users of the financial ......read more

Sharjah Chamber honours the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award 2018 on ...…

Sharjah – 2 February 2019 The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced that the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award 2018 will be revealed on Wednesday during a ceremony organized by the chamber. The award ceremony will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, ......read more

Dubai Customs tops Happiness Meter 2018 with 98%…

Dubai – 2 February 2019: Dubai Customs hit a new record on Smart Dubai Office’s Happiness Meter scoring 97.49%. This is the highest percentage reached by a government department since the launch of the happiness meter, and is above the 95% bar, which is the targeted percentage for client happiness in Dubai by the year 2020.  Dubai Customs topped the medium government entities ......read more

DFSA joins launch of Global Financial Innovation Network…

Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) is pleased to announce the launch of the next phase of the Global Financial Innovation Network (“GFIN”). The GFIN – a group of 29 international organisations including the DFSA – is inviting applications from firms looking to take part in a testing pilot for innovative financial ......read more

Dubai Trade Shortlists Nominees For It's 11th E-services Excellence Award…

Shipping agents for general cargo to be honoured for electronic services adoption Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2019:   Dubai Trade, the smart trade solution provider in Dubai and a subsidiary of DP World, announced that its 11th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) will feature three new categories including two for re-exporters announced by Dubai Exports, the export ......read more

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global introduce new Thailand eVisa service for Saudi ...…

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global collaborate to offer the new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service for eligible travellers from 21 countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*) eVOA holders save time and get a faster immigration service at dedicated Immigration counters at major airports in Thailand Travellers receive their travel authorisation online pre-departure within 24 to ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Barjeel Green Building Regulations, in presence of the Ruler ...…

‘Ras Al Khaimah Government considers the launch of Barjeel an important milestone in the urban development and modernization of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah’ – H.E. Munther Mohammed bin Shekar Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 29 January 2019:   In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al ......read more

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