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Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Opens Nominations for 5th Edition of Islamic Economy Award

Award Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in Line with Directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum   Dubai-UAE: 19 July, 2017 – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced the commencement of nominations for the fifth edition of the Islamic Economy Award (IEA).   Launched in 2013 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the award recognises the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards and have a positive impact on global socio-economic development.   The award is a joint initiative of DIEDC and Dubai Chamber of ......read more

Empower extends support to ‘State of Green Economy' Report

The sponsorship is a reflection of Empower’s years of success and adoption of innovative strategies to minimise the environmental impact   Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will extend its support to the ‘State of Green Economy’ Report by Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), as a Platinum Sponsor. The Green Economy Report sheds light on Dubai’s accomplishments and achievements in developing and applying green economy charters in all the different sectors. It also highlights Dubai’s support for green economy and the reduction of carbon emissions.   “We are delighted to extend our support to the State of Green Economy Report. While the publication presents ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Oversees Spraying Organic Insecticide on 26,000 Palm Trees Affected by Dust Spider

Effort is Part of Year of Giving Initiatives Launched in Cooperation with Private Sector Dubai-UAE: 19 July 2017:  In line with the "Year of Giving" initiative declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched a series of projects in cooperation with the private sector. MOCCAE is overseeing the spraying of 26,000 palm trees affected by the dust spider with an organic insecticide in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country and is also facilitating 1,000 liters of the organic insecticide in cooperation with Swaidan Trading Company for the project.  His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the project is ......read more

Emirates Post offers enhanced Promotional Stamps service to organizations and companies

Dubai ,July 18, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has enhanced its Promotional Stamps service, which targets public and private institutions to celebrate their special occasion and milestone achievements by creating postage stamps. The service enables government and private institutions to mark their historic occasions by issuing special stamps, designed in association with Emirates Post Group. Mr. Abdullah Mohammad Al Ashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "A promotional postage stamp issued through Emirates Post can go a long way in promoting the company’s event and profile, and record it for posterity through postage stamps issued in the UAE. This service represents a unique and innovative marketing tool for institutions and companies to commemorate special events.” He added that the Promotional ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Masdar and Bee'ah to Develop Integrated Study on Waste Management

Dubai-UAE: 18 July, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company-Masdar and Bee’ah aimed at developing an integrated study to implement a waste-to-energy conversion facility to serve the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  Followed up by the UAE President's Initiatives Committee, the move is another important step in the country’s journey towards achieving sustainability in line with the vison of the UAE’s wise leadership.  His Excellency Engineer Saif Mohammed Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at MOCCAE, Mr. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company; and His Excellency Khaled Al Huraimel, Group Chief ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Sponsor Repair of Fire-damaged Family House in Al Warqaa

Project Valued at AED380,000 Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017.  The fire injured several other family members and destroyed about 70 percent of the house, rendering it uninhabitable. News of the tragic event prompted AMAF as a strategic partner of the UAE’s Year of Giving to support the family in its hour of need.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “AMAF works relentlessly to develop and implement a wide range of charity and community projects in line with endowment conditions. We were saddened by the misfortune that befell the ......read more

P&O Ports Agrees Lease Deal for Port de Sète, to serve South of France

Container terminal services for Occitanie region Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France under an agreement which can also be converted to a long-term concession in the future. The contract will see P&O Ports operating a container yard with a draft up to 14,5m draft with 457 metres of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017. Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex. Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, Port de Sète has the capacity ......read more

Abu Dhabi's e-Government Gears up for the 2017 Esri User Conference in the U.S.

With the participation of 21 Abu Dhabi Government Entities Abu Dhabi, 10 July 2017:  57 employees representing 21 entities from Abu Dhabi’s e-Government are gearing up to participate in the 2017 Esri User Conference (Esri UC), the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) event, which is set to take place between 10 to 14 July in San Diego, California.  Organised by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), the event is considered the largest global GIS gathering that brings together more than 1500 GIS community members to communicate, exchange experiences and share knowledge on the latest technologies and innovations in the industry. Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda and operational framework will be leading ......read more

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park nurture green economy by collecting tonnes of e-waste in 18-hour initiative

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park partnered with Uber and Averda for e-waste collection drive Successful e-waste recycling initiative welcomed by Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Uber conducts 60 collection rides in 18 hours, collecting nearly two tonnes of retired electronics Dubai-UAE: 09 July 2017:  Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Science Park (DSP) have partnered with Uber and Averda in a successful effort to help their partner businesses recycle electronic waste and support them in achieving their environmental goals. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment welcomed the campaign in which Uber carried out a total of 60 collection rides, which is six times as many as in the previous year, resulting in the disposal of nearly two tonnes of retired electronics within an 18-hours ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 2,363 Products in 21 Categories Following Inspection Campaigns on Controlled Products

Inspectors examine a total of 36,291products from 852 establishments Recall linked to non-compliance with safety and quality requirements Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,363 products in 21 categories including toys, electrical appliances, cosmetics, cigarettes and tobacco products. The recall was an outcome of the inspection campaigns on controlled products carried out in H1 2017 during which QCC inspectors examined a total of 36,291 products from 852 establishments.   Following the results of the inspection campaigns, suppliers of the products voluntarily withdrew those that failed to meet relevant safety and quality ......read more

Pinsent Masons Announces Sponsorship of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East

Law firm to sponsor the largest and most active legal association in the Middle East Dubai, UAE, July 9, 2017:   International law firm Pinsent Masons, which has regional offices in Dubai and Doha, has announced its sponsorship of The Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACC Middle East). As the premier industry association for in-house legal professionals, the sponsorship reinforces Pinsent Masons’ reputation as a leading law firm in the region. Through its sponsorship, Pinsent Masons will support the ACC Middle East’s efforts to be the premier professional resource for its members. Furthermore, the ACC Middle East acts as a platform to share knowledge within the legal industry, providing further opportunities for firms to come together to help shape the development of the industry in the region. ACC ......read more

Greenpeace urges G19 including Saudi Arabia to go above and beyond the Paris climate deal

Dubai, UAE, July 8, 2017:   As G20 leaders arrive in Hamburg for a two-day summit where climate change will be high on the agenda, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan made the following statement:  “Trump’s decision to renege on the Paris agreement has made a strong joint G20-declaration on climate impossible. Merkel, as the G20 host, must not sacrifice ambition for unity. Instead, we need a G19 commitment to climate action that demonstrates the intent to implement and even go beyond what 195 nations agreed to in Paris.  “The G19 has the responsibility to signal to the world the need for greater ambition. This is the moment for the G19 to show solidarity with people from around the world, and to demonstrate that the transformation to the zero carbon economy is as irreversible ......read more

Abu Dhabi Post Offices Attract Higher Number of Customers Because of Multiple Services

Abu Dhabi Post Offices, which fall in the 1st Postal Zone of Emirates Post, continue to attract hordes of customers as it offers over 70 postal and non-postal services,  Operating since 1963, the Abu Dhabi Central Post Office is a hub for government services, such as those of Immigration Department and Emirates Identity Authority. The most popular postal services are parcels, followed by EMS and Registered Mail.  The 1st Postal Zone consists of 34 post offices and postal outlets. The 1st Postal Zone has partnerships with government and non-government organisations to serve their customers in key locations such as Tham Dalma, Das Island, Tilah and Liwa. Zone 1 serves an average of 132,170 customers per month. “The presence of government agencies within our main branches in the city of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Madinat ......read more

Landfill to landscape: Bee'ah and Foster + Partners ink deal for innovative transformation of waste site

The leading environmental company has ambitious plans above and beyond its zero waste to landfill target Sharjah, UAE, 03, 07 2017:  Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading environmental energy and waste management company has today signed a major agreement with Foster + Partners, one of the world’s most innovative architecture and integrated design practices. After emerging as the winner of a competitive tender process, the agreement will see the British firm create a masterplan for the redevelopment of what is currently Sharjah’s principal landfill site at Bee’ah’s own Waste Management Centre.  The Centre is located in the Al Saj’ah district of Sharjah and houses recovery and recycling facilities that are among the largest and most sophisticated in the world. Managed by a team of ......read more

New labour camp wellness and happiness initiative launched in Dubai

DUBAI - June 27, 2017:  Dubai has witnessed the launch of a new health, wealth and happiness initiative to cater to labour camps, in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme, declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The campaign was launched by Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, aimed to share and multiply happiness with the needy.   Commenting on the HWH initiative, Mr. Bal Krishen, CEO of Century Financial Brokers, said, “We are happy to launch this initiative, which is planned to cater to labour camps in the UAE. We want to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.”  “We ......read more

Sheraa initiates Ramadan Giving Program to mentor orphans from Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation

Program aims to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset and develop their confidence Sharjah, UAE: (June 27, 2017):  Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center) - a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the UAE - has launched a Ramadan Giving Program where the Sheraa team and other participants introduced orphans supported by the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation to the world of entrepreneurship. The initiative is the result of a collaboration with ‘The Mawada Project’, an organization aimed at creating opportunities for the UAE’s youth to volunteer for social projects and inculcate important skills and compassion. The Mawada Project was also one of the ten startups that emerged from Sheraa’s inaugural accelerator.  The three-week program involved personalized workshops for the attendees to ......read more

Evonik Launches Young Spirit School Campaign to Re-awaken Interest in Science

24 June 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirate – Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, recently launched in the Arabian Peninsula a school campaign aimed at re-awakening the interest in science. “We always look for ways to contribute to the communities that we operate in. This was the reason we launched Young Spirit school campaign almost fifteen years ago in Germany where the company is headquartered” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf FZE, Middle East and North Africa. “As our global presence became more prominent, the concept of Young Spirit travelled from Germany to different locations across the world, and we are very pleased today to bring it to our region” Wring added. Young Spirit is an initiative where Evonik scientists or Young Spirit Ambassadors ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Launches Humanitarian Accelerators

Accelerators dedicated to improving financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations; adapting advanced technology to serve the humanitarian sector. Dubai, UAE: 24 June, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today launched the Humanitarian Accelerators, a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World which aims to gather skilled professionals in the cause of aiding the humanitarian sector. The accelerators will be dedicated to improving the financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations and leapfrogging conventional technology approaches in order to enhance the work of the humanitarian sector.  At the launch of the Humanitarian Accelerators at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said, “We are striving to accelerate ......read more

Dubai Customs salutes UAE's 1st global customs efficiency ranking

Dubai, UAE, 21th June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation highly applauded the UAE’s achievement of topping the world’s Efficiency of Customs Procedures Index at the annual report of the Global Competitiveness of 2017. The book is issued by the Global Competitiveness Centre of the International Institute for Administrative Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is one of the most important specialized colleges in the world in this field.  Bin Sulayem pointed out that the achievement reflects the UAE wise leaders’ vision of making the UAE the best country in all spheres by 2021.  He added:” The top ranking the UAE boasts in areas of customs is another accolade added to the country’s record of global ......read more

Al Rawdah donates over 70 tonnes of products to Dar Al Ber Charity

Marks Dubai’s Year of Giving by helping feed families throughout 2017 Dubai, UAE – June 21, 2017:  Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, has donated over 70 tonnes of food products since the start of the year to Dar El Ber Society – an NGO that looks after families in need across the Middle East and Africa. Al Rawdah matched its initial donation of 10 tonnes in February with another 10 tonnes in May. In the lead up to Ramadan, the poultry brand has donated another 50 tonnes of products to the charity.  “Al Rawdah is known for being a homegrown brand that is bringing food security to the nation through high-quality products. But we also want to help make sure that families in need across the region have access to food. Each tonne of food products we donate feeds 80 families, and ......read more

Dubai Judicial Institute Strengthens International Ambassador Programme

Latest training course invited 104 MBA students to learn about Business Setup and the UAE’s judicial system in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2017: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) – the governmental entity that provides legal and judicial training in accordance with Dubai Government directives – has strengthened its Ambassador Programme “Safeer” by providing a training course for international students in collaboration with SP Jain School of Global Management. The day-long course was delivered by lecturer Mohammed Al Yafei, Project Manager of the Ambassador Programme and Legal Researcher at Dubai Judicial Institute. The course was attended by 104 MBA students from Canada, India, Korea, the Philippines, the USA and Vietnam, and provided a comprehensive overview of the UAE’s legal and ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Ramadan Majlis on Endowment in Year of Giving

Grand Mufti Dr Ahmed Al Haddad shares insights on maximizing potential of endowments as Guest of Honor at event Dubai-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – As part of its Year of Giving initiatives, the Department of Endowment Development at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Ramadan majlis under the theme ‘Endowment and the Year of Giving’.  Dr Ahmed Al Haddad, Grand Mufti of Dubai was the guest of honor at the majlis of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba area. His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, Ahmed Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department, and several other AMAF officials also participated in the event.   In his opening speech, Dr Al Haddad highlighted the importance of endowments in Islam since the ......read more

G4S, in partnership with UAE Red Crescent, helps distribute free Iftar meals at Jebel Ali tents

DUBAI - June 21, 2017:  G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, supported the UAE Red Crescent - Dubai to serve a total of 50,000 Iftar meals to labourers at three Ramadan tents in Jebel Ali industrial area during the holy month of Ramadan.   The company has provided volunteers to serve free Iftar meals from the beginning of the holy month at the three big tents that were installed close to the labour accommodations in the Jebel Ali industrial area, where migrant workers make up the majority of the population.  Each tent served meals to more than 1000 people every day helped by volunteers from G4S and the UAE Red Crescent, Dubai. The initiative is part of G4S’ commitment to the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative and to support the underprivileged people at a ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Distributes 400 Iftar Meals Daily to Laborers through Holy Month

Dubai - UAE: 20 June 2017:  As part of sustained efforts in line with the UAE Year of Giving and reflecting the spirit of solidarity during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) is distributing Iftar meals to laborers in select locations in Dubai in the vicinity of labor camps throughout the month.   In collaboration with a popular restaurant, a dedicated team from AMAF is coordinating the distribution of 400 iftar meals daily to fasting laborers at Bilal Mosque and Al Aref Mosque.   His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to express our appreciation to these blue-collar workers for their significant efforts that make a vital contribution to the UAE’s ......read more

Dubai Customs announces working hours of its centers during Eid Al-Fitr holiday

Dubai, UAE, 20th June 2017:  Dubai Customs announced the official working hours at its customs centers during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, to help individuals and companies clear their goods without any delay.  Air customs centers at Dubai Cargo Village, Dubai Airport Free Zone- gate number (5), and Dubai Flower Center will work round-the-clock; whereas inspection section at Dubai Multi Commodities Center will work on Saturday 24 June from 9am to 2pm, and in case the holiday extended to 2nd July, Thursday 29th June will be a working day.  Jebel Ali Inspection Center and Dubai Logistics City Inspection Center will work round-the-clock during Eid holiday; whereas, Jebel Ali customer service center will work from the third day of Eid, from 8am to 2pm.  Port Rashid Customer Service Center will work on Wednesday and ......read more

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Ras Al Khaimah Unveils New International Corporate Centre…

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NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women…

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Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) Recognise Empower's Efforts and Achievements at Excellence ...…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016…

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Malabar Gold & Diamonds announces its CSR initiatives for Ramadan - Over 60,000 residents across ...…

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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Majid Al Futtaim ...…

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Dubai Quality Group Concludes Emirates Women Awards 2017 by Honouring Extraordinary Women ...…

Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards. 110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year. Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business. Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality ......read more

They Sang and Danced Their Way into Hearts…

When every performer set the stage on fire Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in ......read more

Minister of Economy urges investors to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE…

Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017:  In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE. The symposium specifically sought to ......read more

Businesses Could Face Penalities for Missing Health Insurance Renewal Deadline, Guardian Wealth ...…

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Emirates Foundation launches Volunteering Mobile App…

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Dubai Police Partners with 360VUZ to Make the Dream of 5 Children Come True…

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Dubai Customs showcases latest projects to DM delegation…

Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  In exchange of expertise and to enhance cooperation between Dubai government department, Dubai Customs received a delegation from Dubai Municipality.  The visitors were received by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Ahmed Al Yaqoubi, Projects Delivery Director, and a number of heads of departments at the ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi Named Chair of WEF's MENA Regional Business Council…

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Emirates Post Group awards Imdaad AED6 million FM contract…

Dubai-based company to provide integrated FM services for branches of Emirates Post Group throughout the UAE Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company, based in Dubai, has signed a AED6 million deal with Emirates Post Group (EPG). The one-year contract, with the option to extend by another two years, will see Imdaad deliver ......read more

Ramadan Labour Community Donation with Swimwear to Works by COEGA Sunwear & Dubai Mums Helping Hands…

Swimwear to Workers this Ramadan Celebrating the Spirit of the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Home-grown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear joined volunteers from across Dubai to distribute swimwear and other goods to workers in the labour communities in the run up to the Holy Month of Ramadan. The donation drive, an initiative by relief organization Dubai Mums Helping Hands ......read more

Dubai Customs honors winners of IPR Awards at CIFF 2017…

Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  “Piracy Full Stop” won the best international movie in the latest version of the Children's International Film Festival (CIFF) 2017 which concluded recently at the Higher Technology College in the academic city.  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, awarded the winners in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, ......read more

Dubai Customs: The Newest EXPO 2020 Official Sponsor…

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Emirates Post Group Appoints Chief Happiness & Positivity Officer…

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Emirates Post Group Holds First ‘Change Retreat' in Ras Al Khaimah…

The Emirates Post Group held a ‘Change Retreat’ on Coral Island in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss strategic plans and future challenges. The retreat was inaugurated in the presence of the Group’s Acting CEO Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, the executive managers, other managers, and customer service employees. Abdullah Al Ashram said that previously, the Emirates Post Group had ......read more

Emirates Post Upgrades Public P.O. Box Service to Handle E-Commerce Deliveries at All Post Offices…

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DLD Triumphs at Ideas Arabia Competition 2017 with Double Win…

- The department scoops first place in ‘Happy Customers’ and ‘Technologies’ categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17th May 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has won two prestigious titles at the Ideas Arabia Competition 2017, which was launched by the Dubai Quality Group in 2006 to celebrate ground-breaking innovations that have been implemented by institutions over ......read more

Qatari customs delegation visits Jebel Ali Customs Center…

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Dubai Customs receives delegation from Qatari General Authority of Customs…

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Aldo Solemates Red Crescent event - 17th May, 2017…

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Delegation of Emirates Post's 1st Postal Zone Visits Wahat Al Karama Martyrs' Memorial in Abu Dhabi…

  A delegation from Emirates Post Group’s 1st Postal Zone recently visited the ‘Wahat Al Karama’ Memorial in Abu Dhabi, which has been constructed as a tribute to the sacrifices made by UAE people to position the country as an international symbol of tolerance, coexistence and hospitality, in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the ......read more

UAE to participate in 9th International Economic Summit in Kazan…

Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2017: The UAE will be participating in the 9th International Economic Summit in Kazan to be held in the Republic of Tatarstan from May 18 to 20, 2017 along with countries of the Russian Federation and Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The UAE delegation will be headed by H.E. Rashid bin Fahd, Minister of State, and will include H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, ......read more

Dubai Courts reports 92 per cent rise in 2016 Customer Happiness Index…

UAE, May 13, 2017- In yet another achievement, the Dubai Courts has reported a 92 per cent improvement in the level of happiness of its customers according to the ‘Fourth Generation of Government Excellence System’ recently released by the Dubai Government Excellence Program. The latest results are the outcome of the long-standing and painstaking efforts of the Dubai Courts to provide ......read more

Sharjah Leadership Program delegates visit headquarters of the UAE Space Agency…

With over USD 5.5 billion in investments, UAE is largest investor in the region’s space industry  UAE, May 13, 2017:  Delegates of the Sharjah Leadership Program; an initiative of the Sharjah Tatweer Forum, a part of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, recently visited the headquarters of the UAE Space Agency, the government entity ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 2.33m transactions in 1st Q 2017…

Dubai, UAE, 13th May 2017:  Dubai Customs carried out 2.329 customs transactions during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2.241 customs transactions in the same period in 2016. This reflects a healthy continuity of growth and a better performance of external non-oil trade sectors. The growth supports the diverse national economy and helps the UAE better advance towards a post-oil ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Denies Lifting Ban on Import of Vegetables, Fruits from ...…

  Ban to continue until safety requirements are met, pesticide residues cleared Dubai-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has denied the information that the UAE lifted the ban on the imports of certain fruits and vegetables from Jordan that has been circulating among Jordanian media outlets, saying that no such decision has been ......read more

World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) Launches Three New Platforms to Encourage Youth and Society ...…

  The newly launched platforms include - Youth, Academia and Organisations & Civil Society Platform  Dubai, UAE, 10 May 2017: The World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in October 2016 and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),launched ......read more

Dubai Land Department develops action plan to regulate lease registrations in freehold areas…

  Dubai Investments Park awards certificates of appreciation to Rental Affairs Sector employees Dubai, 10th May 017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it will be developing an action plan through its Rental Affairs Sector to regulate lease registrations in Dubai’s Freehold and Free Zone areas. The step is being taken to facilitate services in all of these areas for ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center Takes Part of IEEE Seminars on Future Technologies…

IEEE Seminars on Future Technologies was launched today (10th of May, 2017), organized by IEEE UAE section and Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC). The partnership aims to bring great interaction and exchange of knowledge and experience between the participants. The one-day event that took place in The Meydan Hotel from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM covered all recent trends of technological ......read more

ESMA Authorizes Emirates Metrology Institute as National Metrology Institute…

  His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad: Authorization is key step towards developing federal measurement infrastructure to serve industry sectors Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 May, 2017 – In line with the directives of the visionary leadership of the UAE to enhance collaboration, coordination and integration among federal and local government entities, Emirates Authority for ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to Award Winner of Arab Hope Makers on May 18.…

  Arab Hope Makers Award Ceremony to be Held at Dubai Studio City; Honours Arab World’s Most Inspirational People Dubai, UAE: 9 May, 2017 UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced that the winner of the Arab Hope Makers initiative will be honoured at a ceremony to be held on May 18 at the Sound ......read more

Expedition to scale live volcanic mountain in Tanzania to raise ‘epilepsy awareness'…

Team from UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are taking part in this initiative to help the cause of 65 million people suffering from this challenge around the globe, it is the 4th most common neurological condition Dubai, UAE, May 9th, 2017: Epilepsy warrior and adventure enthusiast, Medina Ilyassova, will lead a group of 12 people to Tanzania on a ‘Wild Lion Expedition’. In ......read more

Dubai Courts receives newly introduced ‘Happiest Work Environment 2016' award at Dubai Government ...…

UAE, May 9, 2017- Dubai Courts’ successive achievements are a reflection of its steady commitment to excellence and keen determination to bring happiness to its customers and stakeholders. This has led to it winning the ‘Happiest Work Environment 2016’ award during the 20th Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) recently held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

Emirates Post Group Launches First Customer Happiness Centre…

Emirates Post Group has opened its first "Customer Happiness Center" in Al Bada’a off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, as part of community happiness initiatives in the UAE. Apart from postal and non-postal services, the centre will provide VIP services, a recreation area for the elderly and a fun corner for kids.  Commenting on the initiative,  Mr.  Abdullah Mohammed ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Honours Internal Excellence Award Recipients…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 May, 2017 – His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has announced the recipients of the second cycle of the Internal Excellence Award that honours employees for their meritorious achievements in different categories.    His Excellency Al Suwaidi distributed the honorary plaques and certificates of ......read more

Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization Signs MOU with Global Safety Science Firm UL…

  Dubai, 7 May 2017: - The Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global safety science firm UL The agreement signifies cooperation in the areas of standardization, measurement, conformity evaluation, testing, management systems and other relevant fields, and is aimed towards enhancing product quality, leading to ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts Series of Workshops for Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Participants…

07/05/2017 - Workshops covered the basics of building a business, effective sales strategies, and useful tips for investor pitches -Al Zaabi: Dubai Smartpreneur Competition has received a plethora of innovative ideas that support the UAE's strategic vision and Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city Dubai, UAE:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently ......read more

Emirates Post Group Provides RTA Services Through Post Offices…

Dubai, May 7, 2017: As part of a strategic partnership with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Emirates Post Group is providing various RTA services to customers through all post offices in the country, including purchasing parking cards, payment of RTA traffic fines through a direct electronic link, and sale of Nol cards (only in Dubai post offices) which enable commuters to use multi-modal ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Undersecretary visits Shees Health Center in Sharjah…

UAE, May 4, 2017- Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), was accompanied by Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector at MOHAP, on a recent visit to Shees Health Centre in Khorfakan, Sharjah. The visit aimed to determine the level of health services provided to the community and discuss their needs, in adherence ......read more

Emirates Post Begins Project of Giving New Look to All Post Offices Under ‘We Deliver Happiness' ...…

The entire project will be completed in 2018, to cover all 118 post offices Dubai, May 3, 2017: Emirates Post has started work on a project that is focused on giving its post-offices a more attractive and uniform look, in order to make them customer-friendly under the theme ‘We Deliver Happiness’.  Already, as part of the project, 16 post offices have been given the new ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Organizes Lecture on Principles of Innovation…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) organized a lecture on the principles of innovation. The lecture, hosted in cooperation with the Tafkeer-IVI-Institute of Vocation Innovation, reinforces ADFD’s sustained efforts to foster a culture of innovation among its employees, improve job performance and meet the standards of excellence. His Excellency ......read more

An Alliance of Virtue Peace Route Start Off in Abu Dhabi…

The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies receives the first American Caravan for Peace. Abu Dhabi has once more continued it’s assiduous efforts in building new models and mechanisms for promoting peace, as the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel welcomed yesterday, on May 2nd, a first of its kind visit by an American peace caravan consisting of clergy men from all Abrahamic ......read more

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