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Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Center Concludes Cooperation Agreements with the Scandinavian States

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:23 /1  /2020: Ibrahim Shawki Gohar, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Chairman Center met yesterday Sven Otto Littorin, former Minister of Labour in Sweden, and Adviser of the Minister of Labour and Social Development in Saudi Arabia at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Secretary General briefed the delegate with the goals and responsibilities of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration  Center; the meeting also discussed the way of reinforcing the cooperation between the sides, to enhance the role of the centre in future, and to develop a mechanism to establish the cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Centre and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, ......read more

29,954 beneficiaries of Islamic Culture Centres in 2019

With a 150% increase there were   Dubai, 22 January 2020: The Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that there were 29,954 beneficiaries of Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres in 2019 - an increase of 150% compared to 2018. As many as 1,763 students - in both centres - were females, according to the department’s statistics.    Hamda Ahmed Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes, applauded the lecturers, employees, and all those who collaborated with the centres. She also praised the students at Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres. She noted that collaboration was the key to success over the past year and supported the centres' objectives to spread ......read more

New national brand logo to bring UAE's global image to new heights, says veteran PR practitioner

The new brand vision to attract more tourists, investors, trade partners, and best talents   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:    The new logo that will represent the unique and inspiring journey and values of the UAE and its people on the global stage to the world has been recently released. The project launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will set the stage for the Emirates to bring its international standing, image, and reputation to new heights, according to Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue PR & Marketing Communications.  “The logo is a fitting representative of the ......read more

Dubai Customs to kick off 3rd UAE Customs Week with 30 events

Dubai – 20 Jan 2020:   Under the title "Dubai Customs driving sustainability" Dubai Customs is geared up to launch its “3rd Dubai Customs Week" from 26th to 30th January. The event will focus on raising awareness around customs role in enhancing sustainability.  The activities will kick off with a celebration of the International Customs Day, which is celebrated worldwide on 26th January every year. There will be 30 awareness activities, run by different customs departments in Dubai Customs, that target partners, clients and society at large.   Commenting on the event, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department said:  “We have diverse activities this year that will help us enhance our partnership with different society categories ......read more

Commentary by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren on the Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys

HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren Director General – Dubai Land Department At Dubai Land Department (DLD), we followed with unprecedented care the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys. We support and value the Dubai Executive Council's Government Excellence Program under the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. we would like to emphasize the constants that guide good leadership. We would like to affirm the constants that drive our wise leadership, especially those that aim to raise customer happiness and their satisfaction with the services provided, embodying them in development initiatives that guarantee the improvement in the government performance system. In this context, after ......read more

Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ recently signed 2 memorandum of understanding with ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’, the first non-profitable authorized humanitarian organization that provides shelter and care in the UAE to the victims of domestic abuse, violence, child abuse and the victims of human trafficking. The first MoU states golden sponsorship for the World Day Campaign to reduce the violence against women and raise awareness about the issue, and the second concerns the expansion of green homes project that will contribute to providing a sustainable source of income to assist these groups, which are looked after by the foundation.    The agreement was signed between H.E Afra Al Basti, the Director ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan honours 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadets during graduation ceremony

Several top leaders, dignitaries & military attachés from various countries’ embassies attend the ceremony Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 16 January 2020:  The graduation ceremony of the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy officers was held recently in the presence of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The gala ceremony took place at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai. The ceremony began with the national anthem, followed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s inspection of the graduating officers’ row, which had been at the very front. After the inspection, Brigadier Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi delivered a speech on the significance of the occasion, in which he referred to the integration of modern technologies in academic programs and training. He ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces extension to deadline for entries to the Middle East's first Stevie® Awards

• ‘Business Oscars’ to be held in Ras Al Khaimah  • Introductory Workshops for Participants   • Stevie Awards is open to Government, private, profit and non-profit organizations   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 16 January, 2020: Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards, which is known widely as the ‘business Oscars’, has announced an extension to the deadline for entries to its first Middle East Stevie Awards until January 22, 2020.    Due to an overwhelming response from businesses looking to participate, Stevie Award organizers opted to extend the deadline to allow more time for entries from across the MENA region.    The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the ......read more

NEW PARTNERSHIP FORGED BETWEEN MA'AN AND ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES AND TRANSPORT TO DEVELOP SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS

Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) signed between the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport to identify new social projects which could be funded under the innovative financing scheme    Abu Dhabi, 16 January 2019: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport have today announced a new Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) that will see the two government organizations work together to progress the introduction of the Social Impact Bonds system of financing social impact projects. The MoC ceremony was attended by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree placing Dubai government sports organisations under Dubai Sports Council's supervision

Hamdan Bin Mohammed issues decree on the organization of sports institutions and sports events in the Emirate of Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:   In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, has issued Decree No. 1 of 2020 placing Dubai government sports organisations under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council. The Decree states that government sports organisations, including those established or annexed through a legislation, will be supervised by the Dubai Sports Council, except for Dubai Equestrian Club, Dubai Racing Club, Dubai Camel Racing Club and any sports establishment exempted from such supervision by a decision of the Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin ......read more

1,248 beneficiaries of the Department of Students' Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture in 2019

49 nationalities from 6 continents   Dubai, 13 January 2020:   Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 1,248 students, of 49 nationalities, from 6 continents, benefited from the courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs at the center in 2019. The center’s data indicated that students were between 9 to 72 years of age, which underscores the inclusive nature of the center’s courses.   Courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs last year included special courses for residents of the UAE, including Filipinos, Pakistanis, Indians, Singaporean, French, Turkish and Ethiopian nationals. Furthermore, New Muslims courses, Ramadan Forum, Children Summer courses, and ......read more

Saud Al Mazrouei: 2020 budget highlights Sharjah's commitment to growth, development and progress

Sharjah, 13 January 2020:    The Emirate of Sharjah is experiencing strong economic growth and moving strongly towards further development and progress, said HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE).   Al Mazrouei made his remarks on the occasion of approving the Emirate’s largest ever general budget on Sunday by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The director affirmed that Sharjah is progressing towards greater economic improvements thanks to the wise vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, adding that the 2020 budget, which comes in line with the government spending plans and infrastructure projects, will give an additional boost to local ......read more

Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 Aims to Raise Funds to Improve Health and Well-being of 74,000 Syrian Refugees

• Taking place on 23 January, 2020 at Emirates Palace • Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance • Held in benefit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon • UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Helena Christensen and UNHCR High Profile Supporter Kat Graham to attend     United Arab Emirates; January 12, 2020:   Following the success of the inaugural 2019 ball, Abu Dhabi based collective Sawtouna is hosting this year’s event with the aim of helping to cover primary healthcare for 74,000 Syrian refugee women and children displaced in Lebanon. Taking place on Thursday 23 January at the prestigious Emirates Palace, the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan ......read more

Stage set for 16th SteelFab 2020 at Expo Centre Sharjah

Sharjah, 11 January 2020:  Technology is set to take centre stage as the region’s premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry event gets ready to roll on Monday (Jan 13) at Expo Centre Sharjah. A trusted platform for the past 16 years, the four-day SteelFab 2020 will once again become a gateway for latest technology and innovations from across the world, besides serving as an important platform for the regional fabrication industry to meet, network and share experiences. More than 300 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event, and they will be displaying more than 700 international brands of machinery and equipment at nearly 20,000 sq m of premier exhibition space. “Manufacturing is the growth engine of our economy; the steady growth seen over the ......read more

MoHAP Unveils its Visiting Consultants Program for January 2020

Dubai, January 11, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, had recently announced its Visiting Consultants Program for the month of January 2020. An elite group of more than 23 consultants are visiting 10 of MoHAP’s hospitals to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services in accordance with the best international practices. The 10 hospitals are; Al Qasimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital (Sharjah), KhorFakkan Hosptial and Al Qasimi Hospital for Women & Children, Saqr Hospital & RAK Physiotherapy and Sports Medical Center in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals, and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai. Twenty Medical Specialties  The doctors’ specialties comprise 20 vital specialties including; Cardiology (Ecocardiography), orthopedics (Hand & upper extremities), interventional ......read more

Creek Customs and Deira Wharfage Centers dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019

Musabih:  Maritime sector is essential for the local economy Dubai – 08 January 2020: Figures released by Dubai Customs showed that the Creek Customs Center and Diera Wharfage Center have dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019 compared to 15,603 in 2018.   During his evening tour to the two centers, Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients have contributed significantly in facilitating traffic of vessels and speeding up the declaration process.  “At Dubai Customs we keep developing our services, and this helps our different customs centers, including the Creek and Deira Wharfage Centers, achieve the overall vision of securing the borders and supporting legitimate trade.  In his evening tour, Musabih was accompanied by ......read more

Tabreed increases its stake in Saudi Tabreed to 28%

Saudi Tabreed commissions the 20,000 RT King Khalid International Airport plant   January 02, 2020:    The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, has acquired an additional 8 percent stake in Saudi Tabreed, its district cooling investment vehicle in Saudi Arabia held jointly by Vision Invest (formerly ACWA Holding), IDB Infrastructure Fund II of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and others, bringing its ownership up to 28 percent. Khaled Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, said: “This acquisition underscores our commitment to supporting and fulfilling the current and future infrastructure needs of large scale developments throughout the Middle East and further cements our position as a leading international ......read more

Exciting Discounts, Valuable Prizes, and Unprecedented Deals Await Visitors to Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020

Sharjah, December 31, 2019: The new season of the Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in association with the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Municipality, and Sharjah Commerce &Tourism Development Authority, has kicked today Wednesday and will run until February 16. The eagerly-awaited event is featuring numerous activities and exciting discounts of up to 75%. This is in addition to raffle draws on valuable prizes offered by the shopping malls participating in the event. This year’s edition of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 is seeing new and interesting activities such as the Food Festival at Matajer Al Juraina, besides several recreational activities launched by the SCCI that match all age groups from Sharjah residents and visitors, ......read more

The World's Tallest Building Captivates the Globe with Spectacular New Year's Eve Show in Downtown Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:  Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa, wowed over 2 billion people across the globe with a breathtaking pyrotechnic show on the world’s tallest building to ring in 2020. In a mesmerising story, the Burj Khalifa transformed through animation, light, sounds and a synchronized fountain show taking viewers on a journey at the onset of a new decade.  Following the traditional 10 second digital countdown on the lit façade of Burj Khalifa, the clock struck midnight, signilling the Downtown Dubai skyline to be filled with a flurry of fireworks and colour for a record-breaking eight-minute and fourty three second-long show. Those lucky enough to view the show, were treated to the longest set of consecutive fireworks in the history of the Burj Khalifa NYE shows, timed at ......read more

The Ups Foundation Flies Urgent Relief From UAE to Flood-stricken Somalia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS), in collaboration with UNHCR, announces the delivery of close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from homes. The relief efforts and collaborations in Somalia are just the latest in UPS’s history of supporting communities in times of need. In 2018, UPS and The UPS Foundation responded to 29 major world disasters and invested $16 million in funding, in-kind, and technical support for community safety initiatives that included disaster preparedness and urgent response, recovery and public health system strengthening. Relief spanned 71 countries across continents around the globe. 

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2019 ends and 2020 begins on a high note with the opening of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah

Dubai, 31 December 2019:   To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions on Monday at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   The new season of the annual heritage sport, held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, kicked off with the RC (remote controlled) airplane for the Sheikhs and General Public categories. In the hotly-contested Sheikhs category, Team F3 finished at first place after Rashid bin Mejren’s falcon topped the chart with 1.11 minutes, followed by M7 team (led by Mustafa Al-Mas) at second place with a time of 1.12 minutes. Finishing in third place was ‘Fox 1’ for the ......read more

Emirates Post issues special commemorative stamps to mark 110 years of postal services in the UAE

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2019:   Emirates Post issued a series of distinctive commemorative stamps to celebrate 110 years of postal services in the country, which began with the opening of the first postal office in Dubai.  Commenting on this special issuance, HE Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “The Post’s history plays a prominent role in introducing the civilization as well as the cultural and social traditions of the country, and documenting with stamps the heritage and customs of its people throughout time. We are proud to issue this commemorative stamp to celebrate 110 years of the launch of postal services in the UAE and the impact it had on the social and economic history of our nation, marking the moment when it began opening up to the ......read more

Emirates Post encourages customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February

Corporate PO Box can now be linked to Trade License  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019: Emirates Post has announced that customers can renew their PO Box subscriptions starting today and encourages them to do so before 29 February 2020. Customers can renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.epg.gov.ae or the EPG Mobile Services app. Customers have the opportunity as from now to subscribe for three years instead of one.  Customers living in a villa across the UAE, can choose MyHome and have their mail delivered once or twice a week - based on the subscription package - to a dedicated PO Box installed at their villa gate or door. Customers can opt to keep their existing PO Box number when upgrading to MyHome subscriptions.  Individuals with PO Box ......read more

Middle East chefs spread the word on the quality of European butter

Dubai-based chefs Dima Hamati and Waseem Aleisa and Saudi Arabia-based chef Ahmad Fraijeh have had recipes using the finest French butter published in an exclusive industry recipe book.    29th December 2019:   Three Middle East-based chefs have been selected by CNIEL, The French Dairy Board, and the European Union to feature in a prominent recipe book, showcasing the depth in quality and taste of European butter. The recipe book, which comes in an easy to use magazine format, features advice, recipe suggestions using the finest European butter as well as a history of how butter is made and why the unique method has remained the same for centuries. Dubai-based chef Dima Hamati, who was born in England to Lebanese parents, developed her skills at the French Culinary Institute of New York before undertaking ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Unilever empower young eco-activists working towards a sustainable future

• His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi urges youth and industry to change attitudes towards plastic consumption and waste management as the only viable solution to the plastic issue • Young activists present their expectations and recommendations to the brands and the companies behind them Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019 – Unilever Gulf organized a working session with 30 young environmental activists from various GEMS Education schools in Dubai and American University of Sharjah, where the activists shared their expectations and proposed solutions to the plastic waste issue to His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The session was also attended by private sector representatives and NGOs. Around the world, people are increasingly opting ......read more

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In celebration of 48th UAE National Day and the Year of Tolerance, Pure Gold Group contributes to ...…

Dubai, UAE; November 24, 2019:   As the UAE prepares to celebrate the 48th UAE National Day, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group, has contributed to the release of 700 insolvent prisoners across the UAE.  Aligning with the spirit of tolerance, the various insolvent prisoners are from different nationalities and backgrounds and, this year they will ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop considers the utilization of Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with ...…

Interactive workshop to introduce “methods to measure productivity” based on most recent technologies   UAE, November 23, 2019 – Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently organized an interactive seminar entitled “How to Measure Productivity” as part of its ongoing partnership with Dubai Customs. The key features of the Productivity Engine, which aims to ......read more

UAE and Poland discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations in maritime transport sector…

UAE, 23 November  2019 – H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land and Maritime, recently met with H.E. Marek Gróbarczyk, Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, to discuss ways on how to further strengthen bilateral relations between the UAE and Poland. Minister Al ......read more

HBMSU Chancellor joins global dignitaries at 40th session of UNESCO General Conference in Paris …

UAE, 23 November 2019- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), joined a group of international figures participating in the 40th Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which was held recently at UNESCO headquarter in Paris, France. Dr. Al Awar attended the meeting along with ......read more

Dubai International Airport dealt with 31m items of luggage onboard 135,000 flights in 1st half of ...…

Dubai – 23 November 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai Customs has dealt with 31 million items of luggage for 17.7 million passengers on board 135,000 flights arriving to Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2019.    During his tour of terminals 1 and 2 of Dubai International Airport, Director General of Dubai ......read more

Dubai Customs' HR concludes training for 54 employees…

Dubai – 23 November 2019:   The HR Department at Dubai Customs concluded their human capital development training program which targeted 54 employees. The program aimed to equip its people with the latest trends and skills in the HR field, especially for today’s concept “HR Business Partner”, which is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of business ......read more

Dubai All Set to Celebrate UAE's 48th National Day…

• Government and private sectors enhance collaboration to showcase “Spirit of the Union” • Concerts, fireworks, world class entertainment and events to celebrate momentous milestone     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2019:   Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has unveiled a diverse calendar of events and activities ......read more

Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019 kicks off with CEO Dialogue on waste management…

• Held under theme ‘World Without Waste’, week-long event highlights integral role of businesses in reducing and recycling waste, preventing it from reaching landfills • University of Dubai becomes first LEED certified net-zero energy building in region and achieves LEED Platinum Certification under the Existing Building Operation and Maintenance ......read more

Solar Power Plant at Emirates Industry for Camel Milk to Start Operations in Early 2020…

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Khalifa Fund showcases 11 Emirati-initiated projects at first ‘Al Ain Souq'…

Event launched after the success of ‘Abu Dhabi Souq’ Abu Dhabi, 20 November 2019: Following its highly successful ‘Abu Dhabi Souq,’ which was launched five years ago to support the local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has recently kicked off the first edition of ‘Al Ain Souq,’ which will run until ......read more

Community Development Authority organizes second forum for ‘Know Your Rights' program…

In the occasion of the International Children's Day Event presents successful experiences of educational institutions in raising children's rights awareness and highlights importance of government support to building a child-friendly environment November 20, 2019: In line with the International Children's Day, the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has organized its ......read more

Dubai FDI announces its Global Promotional Investment Program for 2020…

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Dubai Government Workshop and Dubai Health Authority launches ‘My Blood for My Nation' campaign…

UAE, 20 November 2019 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), successfully launched a blood donation campaign under the theme ‘My Blood for My Nation.’ The event, which resulted in positive interaction and wide participation from its employees, comes as part of DGW’s commitment to its social, national and humanitarian responsibilities ......read more

LIXIL has helped 15 million people gain access to a safe and clean toilet.…

#Where Is The Toilet?  But 2 billion people still need one.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2019:  “Where is the toilet?” Every November 19th on World Toilet Day, LIXIL’s employees think about this question in a different way. Many of us in developed countries often expect a simple answer. But the reality is that for 2 billion people, ......read more

Holy Trinity Church Dubai joins hands with Dubai Cares for the construction of a school in Malawi…

Dubai, UAE, 20 November 2019:   The Holy Trinity Church Dubai handed over a cheque donation of AED 132,000 to Dubai Cares in support of the philanthropic organization’s “Adopt a School” initiative, covering the construction of a two-classroom community-based school in Malawi that will benefit 100 children. The cheque handover was made by Rev. Harrison to Abdulla Ahmed ......read more

DLD highlights ‘Joint Ownership Properties in Dubai' and ‘Mollak System'…

231,277 real estate units, 1,240 properties, and 89 real estate companies registered in the system, with teams on standby The total amount of service fees audited in the system exceeded AED 1.3 billion, and may soon reach AED 4 billion   Dubai, UAE - November 19, 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) held a press conference highlighting the ‘Joint Real Estate ......read more

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority announces launch of Digital Next 2019…

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Dubai Cares announces new education commitment at UNESCO's 40th General Conference in Paris…

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H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai's Non-Oil Trade with Africa to Exceed AED 1 Trillion by End of 2019…

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Dubai Customs celebrates World Quality Day 2019…

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    Dubai Customs enhanced its leading position and crowned its incessant efforts towards more excellence and quality work by recently winning the innovation award, with a 6-star rating from EFQM Global Excellence Award in Finland scoring 700 points; the highest mark among all participating organizations. Dubai Customs is the first customs ......read more

Government and business leaders descend on Dubai for Global Business Forum Africa 2019…

• Taking place November 18th-19th, GBF Africa brings together heads of state, ministers, policymakers, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and the UAE • Held under the theme “Scale-Up Africa”, high-level forum is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE ......read more

Recommendations of recently concluded two-day World Tolerance Summit in Dubai…

• Participants extend their gratitude to the UAE President and Vice-President • Participants stress that the UAE is a "global model" for tolerance • They declare their commitment to fighting intolerance and hatred • They recommend new teaching methods to promote tolerance     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:   ......read more

Dubai Customs enhances support to maritime sector in Dubai…

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World Tolerance Summit concludes, experts call for policies to promote sustainable peace…

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:     The World Tolerance Summit, organised by the International Institute for Tolerance one of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, concluded on Thursday ......read more

‘Carpet of Tolerance' created by Hands and Senses revealed at Downtown Design, Dubai…

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World Tolerance Summit 2019 begins tomorrow; More than 3,000 to attend the 2-day event…

Dubai, 13 November 2019:    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, the second edition of World Tolerance Summit will begin on Wednesday at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Dubai, under the theme ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, ......read more

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Dubai Customs: DLC made 130,000 customs transactions between January and September 2019…

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Dubai, UAE, 11 November 2019:    Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, met with a delegation from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and discussed the latest developments in the district cooling sector, and ways to strengthen ......read more

Nine government initiatives compete to win ‘Flag' of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Programme for Smart ...…

Shortlisted from more than 70 government initiatives Dubai, November 10 2019: Dubai The Model Centre, an entity under the General Secretariat of The Executive Council, announced that nine government initiatives have qualified for the final stage, competing for the honor of waving this year’s ‘Flag’ of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Programme for Smart Government. The final nine ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop organizes ‘Happiness Carnival' for employees…

Event falls in line with aim of National Happiness Agenda to make UAE the happiest country in world UAE, 10 November 2019 – The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in collaboration with the Grand Hyatt Group and other private sector institutions, has organized a ‘Happiness Carnival,’ which features interactive shows, fun activities, and lucky draws that have been designed to ......read more

Hamdan bin Mohammed leads first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road featuring 70,000 participants…

Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge Government of Dubai Media Office – 08 November 2019: Dubai witnessed a spectacular display of community, solidarity and enthusiasm for life this morning, with the city’s artery Sheikh Zayed Road transforming for the very first time into a thumping race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019. Residents and ......read more

The Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration is a Symbol of UAE Heritage and International ...…

• Experts and Designers spanning 65 nationalities across three continents have come together to create impressive 10,000 sq m stage and set for unprecedented show • Limited tickets for the theatrical spectacle ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ available at www.uaenationaday.ae    Abu Dhabi, 06 November 2019:    The largest and most complex stage ever ......read more

Dubai Airshow Announces Edge As First Ever Advance Technology Partner…

Newly Launched Group Will Have Impressive Presence     Dubai, UAE - 06 November 2019:   EDGE, the advanced technology conglomerate that launched yesterday in Abu Dhabi, will be the largest individual presence exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Integrating over 25 entities from Emirates Defence Industries Company, Emirates Advanced Investments Group, Tawazun ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases services for people of determination at Accessabilities Expo 2019…

Dubai – 05 November 2019:   Dubai Customs showcases the services it delivers to people of determination (people of special needs) at the AccessAbilities Expo and Accessable Tourism, the region's dedicated event, that aims to bring the world's latest robotic and assistive technology products and other services under one roof with the goal of enhancing lives of more than 50 ......read more

MBRSC calls for participation in Sirius Analogue Mission to simulate life on Mars…

• The UAE participates in Sirius Analogue Mission through scientific research • The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre calls on researchers and undergraduate students to participate by submitting their research about the effects of isolation and confinement on human psychology, physiology, and team dynamics. • This analog is an 8-month mission, and will be held in partnership ......read more

DLD announces 10 Principles of Business Ethics in Real Estate…

RERA's new circular contributes to elevating the sector to the highest international standards     Dubai, UAE, 4 November 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), issued a circular to real estate companies requiring of them to abide by the ten principles of business ethics in real estate.     In the ......read more

HBMSU renews loyalty and commitment to country during UAE Flag Day celebration…

UAE, 03 November 2019 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) today raised the national flag in celebration of the UAE Flag Day,  which  also marked the anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession to the Presidency of the UAE and lead the country’s march towards growth and development, which was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan ......read more

UAE's Minister Al Mazrouei Announced President of the Unido General Conference in Abu Dhabi…

Minister reinforces the UAE’s commitment to industrial development as the nation continues to climb on UNIDO’s competitiveness ranking, while welcoming member states and calling for concerted efforts towards sustainable and inclusive global industrialization   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 03 November 2019 – H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, ......read more

Sharjah real estate transactions recorded 4.2 billion AED in Q-3 of the year 2019…

Al Shamsi: Sharjah has become a leading hub for families worldwide to live in and enjoy a safe, stable and happy life       Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:    Real estate transactions have recorded AED 4.2 billion AED in the Emirate of Sharjah in the third quarter of 2019, while the total areas covered in the "sales ......read more

Dubai Chamber and First Abu Dhabi Bank sign MoU on digital trade…

• Agreement will see Dubai Chamber and FAB connect digital platforms and streamline trade processes for business • Buamim: Partnership supports Dubai Chamber’s efforts to position Dubai as a smart trade hub and improve ease of doing business       Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses more mutual cooperation with Ukrainian Consul General…

Dubai external trade with Ukraine grows 24% and makes AED 2.16b in 2018   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office His Excellency Oleksandr Khomiak, Consul General of Ukraine to Dubai, accompanied by Timor Redvanov, Deputy Consul. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between ......read more

Dubai Customs receives delegation from Community Development Authority to review best CSR practices…

Dubai – 31 October 2019:    A delegation from the Community Development Authority visited Dubai Customs to learn more about their experience in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department received the delegation which included Fatima Butti Al Muhairi, Director of Investment and Corporate Social ......read more

Khalifa Fund and startAD reveal six final teams to compete at Ibtikari program 5.0…

Finalists to advance to incubation phase and receive grants worth AED 10,000 from KFED One team to win a grant of AED 25,000 Abu Dhabi, 30 October 2019: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, the innovation and entrepreneurship platform at New York University Abu Dhabi, announced today, October 30, 2019, the six final teams that will compete at the Ibtikari ......read more

Middle East fire safety systems & equipment market to grow 2.6 percent annually to 2025, says ...…

Sector to be worth us$2.9 bn within five years:  segment disruptors to be unveiled at Intersec 2020     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019:   The Middle East fire safety systems and equipment market will register 2.6 percent compound annual growth to 2025 accumulating a combined value of US$2.3 billion, according to a recent 6Wresearch recent ......read more

KhalifaSat: One year later…

7,250 images and 5,431 low Earth orbits   Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed 100% in the UAE by a team of highly qualified Emirati engineers, at MBRSC’s facilities. KhalifaSat successfully launched into space from Tanegashima Space ......read more

Over 1,100 Participants ‘walk the City' For Al Jalila Foundation…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 28 October 2019 – On Saturday, 26 October 2019, more than 40 of Marriott International’s properties in the UAE came together to ‘Walk the City’ in support of Al Jalila Foundation’s paediatric program ‘Farah’ which provides life-saving treatment, funds cutting edge research and offers hope to countless children and ......read more

HBMSU Board of Governors review highlights of Academic Year 2019/2018…

October 26, 2019 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) announced that it has held its first regular meeting for the Academic Year 2019/2020, chaired by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Chairman of HBMSU’s Board of Governors (BOG). The meeting discussed the various achievements and initiatives conducted by ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop conducts breast cancer awareness campaign in cooperation with Emirates ...…

UAE, 26 October 2019 – In line with the global celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with Emirates Specialty Hospital, is organizing a breast cancer awareness campaign to further increase awareness about the disease, especially across DGW's female employees. The campaign is aimed at highlighting the benefits to be ......read more

Dubai Customs wins EFQM Innovation Platinum Award…

Dubai – Saturday 26 October 2019:  Dubai Customs won the innovation platinum award, with a 6-star rating from EFQM Global Excellence Award scoring 700 points, the highest among all participating organizations. With this exceptional achievement Dubai Customs has become the first organization in the world to win this reputable global award based on the new rating system in ......read more

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