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Sharjah's Unique Business Environment Is Making It Increasingly Attractive for FDI

Economic stability, information, supportive infrastructure and minimal business risk highlighted as key factors   Sharjah, 19 September 2017 The unique business environment that Sharjah and the UAE have been consistently offering foreign investors, and further developments that are being planned in the direction to make the market increasingly more lucrative for existing and new businesses were the focal point of the panel discussion that opened the Third Sharjah FDI on Tuesday, 19 September.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, the third edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum is taking place on September 19 and 20.  “FDI inflows into Sharjah in 2017 may grow by 15 percent, increasing the total value of FDI into the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Adopts New Methodology to Promote Staff

More than 1000 employees promoted since the beginning of this year.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced a new methodology for promotions in line with the laws and regulations of the Government of Dubai, and the Authority has built the methodology and mechanisms for its implementation in accordance with the principles of transparency and clarity.   Since the beginning of this year, more than 1000 employees were promoted. The DHA adopted the mechanism after in-depth analysis, reviews and has established a central committee constituting of experts from different departments.    The Dubai Health Authority has defined the scope and types of promotions.   H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health ......read more

Dubai Government Excellence Program Organizes the 10th edition of Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, November 7-8

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, 19 September 2017: 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 Dubai Government Excellence Program under The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai is organizing the 10th edition of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices under the theme, “An Inspirational Government Shapes the Future and Achieves Happiness”.  The two-day event will be held at Dubai World Trade Center on November 7th and 8th, and features keynotes of high-level speakers, including Minister of State of Happiness H.E. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi and Former Saudi Ambassador to Japan H.E. Abdulaziz Turkistani. More than 2,000 leaders and experts in the ......read more

Dubai Science Park, The Executive Council of Dubai Set Blueprint for UAE Healthcare Sector

Five key opportunities have been successfully identified to develop the pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector as one of the targeted industrial subsectors of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030  Dubai Science Park collaborates with The Executive Council of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai South and Dubai Healthcare City Authority to identify, develop and promote opportunities in the pharma and medical equipment sector Nutraceuticals, blood plasma, 3D printing, super generics and next generation sequencing highlighted as representing unprecedented opportunities for Dubai’s healthcare sector Dubai’s industrial sector has seen “significant progress” this year following the implementation of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 with a forecast sector growth of additional AED18 billion by ......read more

Customs World strengthens ties with customs administrations around the world

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), has gone far to develop customs work around the world through contributing to customs performance development with tangible steps in supporting development plans in other countries to help them enhance their economic growth.  For this Customs World raised the tempo of its communication and visits to other countries to enhance ties of cooperation and partnership. Recently a customs development agreement was signed with Ghana following a preliminary visit by Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, and Adolphe Chaiban, Head of Development at Customs World to attend Port Efficiency Conference in the Ghani capital, Accra. Ghana organized this conference and invited Customs World to learn about the best practices ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “Partners' Happiness Lab”

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Within its efforts to enhance happiness in the government sector, Dubai Customs organized an event on 13 and 14 September under the name “Partners’ Happiness Lab”. The two event comes along the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who stressed commitment to make society happy.  The Lab generated a number of innovative ideas and initiatives which were discussed with the senior management team who directed the staff on how to implement and develop them to make partners even happier.   Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division, Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division, Farid ......read more

Dubai Customs gives out 100 school bags with help from people of determination

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed that people of determination (special needs) are an integral part of Dubai Customs work system. “We empower people of determination as part of our strategic plan. They can integrate easily within our teams, and for this we always provide them with the suitable tools and means” Musabih said during the “People of Determination on the Top” event organized by Ghayath Volunteer Team in cooperation with the CSR section.  The event saw people of determination from different government departments take part in distributing 100 school bags to students of a private school.    Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the wise leadership has ordered a number of initiatives and programs to empower ......read more

Four Strategic-level Government Agencies Move to Dubai Design District

Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017:   Four strategic-level government agencies – Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Sports Council, and Supreme Legislative Committee – relocate their offices to Dubai Design District (d3), the region’s first destination dedicated to design, located in the heart of Dubai in close proximity to Business Bay and Dubai Mall.  Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of d3, said: “We are pleased to welcome Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture, Dubai Sports Council and Supreme Legislative Committee to our ever-growing community. Their arrival cements the position of d3 as a cultural and strategic hub for government initiatives supporting the Dubai Plan 2021. These entities play a critical part in establishing Dubai as a vibrant and dynamic city that shapes culture, ......read more

Gourmet Gulf Raises AED 150,000 for children to ‘Make-A-Wish'

#RamadanWishes fundraising campaign brings happiness to critically ill children Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th September 2017:  Gourmet Gulf, one of the Middle East’s top F&B companies, has raised AED 150,000 for the non-profit organization Make-A-Wish® UAE. The fundraising campaign #RamadanWishes united seven of the UAE’s favourite restaurants to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Across Ramadan and through July, diners at Azkadenya, California Pizza Kitchen, Dalloyau, Panda Express, Texas De Brazil, The Hummingbird Bakery and Yo! Sushi, were invited to add a small donation to their restaurant bill. In the spirit of giving, the Gourmet Gulf team also contributed and actively raised funds for the campaign. Some of the wishes that have been granted include a ......read more

Dubai Land Department Signs an Agreement with Mashreq Bank for the ‘Tarweej' Real Estate Promotion Initiative

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank concerning banking solutions for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank. Commenting on the agreement, His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren commented: "We have reached this agreement with Mashreq Bank based on our mutual interest in supporting and strengthening our cooperation. Mashreq Bank is considered one of the UAE’s leading banking institutions, and with DLD’s proven track record in supporting the national economy over the past 50 years, we hope to work together to provide all ......read more

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Names Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as Official Host and National Premium Partner

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017 - WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 today announced the signing of an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, naming Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as its National Premium Partner and official host.  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 Forces, the first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region edition of the event will run at ADNEC from 14 to 19 October. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), the organisers of the event, and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in the presence of senior ......read more

Appointment of Dr Roy CJ as the Hon. Consul, Slovak Republic and Opening of the Hon. Consulate of Slovak Republic in Bangalore on the 27 Sept 2017

Confident Group is proud to say our Founder & Chairman Dr Roy CJ has been Appointed as the “Honorary Consul” for Slovak Republic which is a European Union State. As the “Honorary Consul” he would be heading the Honorary Consulate of Slovak Republic which is situated in Bangalore with Jurisdiction of Karnataka & Kerala States.  This is a prestigious appointment since this appointment is done by the Government of Slovak Republic and ratified and recognized by the Honorable President of India. This is a Diplomatic Position with diplomatic powers and immunities for Hon. Consul’s as per Vienna Convention. I am the 1st NRI from UAE to receive this appointment and recognization from a Foreign Country and more importantly an European Union member State.  The Roles and Responsibilities of the ......read more

DeG wins Excellence Award for Arab Government Achievements

Accolade follows implementation of Zajel system to government correspondence Sharjah,16 September 2017:  Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) is celebrating winning a major government award for the quality of its services. The department - which works to enhance connectivity in Sharjah and to create preparations for a transition to a digitaly integrated society - was given the ‘Excellence Award’ for Arab Government Achievement’ for its successful efforts in implementing the ‘Zajel’ electronic correspondence across government departments in the emirate.  Noor Al Noman, Director of DeG, received the award at a high level ceremony held at the InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel, under the patronage of Eng. Yasser Al Qadi, Minister of Communications and Technology in the Arab Republic of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Provides AED92 Million for Extension of King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan

New outpatient building named after UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Center features state-of-the-art facilities, operates to highest medical standards  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017:   A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.   ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new outpatient building. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated the state-of-the-art medical facility, named after the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Royal Highness Prince Talal, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Prepares its Students for New Academic Year

Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2017:   For the 8th consecutive year and in line with the UAE’s Year of Giving, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Back-to-School program for its minor students to coincide with the start of the new academic year.  Under the patronage of the Dubai Public Prosecution, General Directorate of Civil Defense, and Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, the event witnessed the distribution of school stationery, merchandise, and other supplies to AMAF’s minor students, valued at AED40,000.  The program comprised educational and entertainment activities and workshops aimed at preparing AMAF’s children for the school year while reducing financial pressure on families. Mothers and caregivers also benefitted from advice on tried-and-tested methods to ......read more

Empower reinstates its position in carbon neutral practices

The company marks another milestone in carbon abatement     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 13, 2017:  Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received the official Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) cancellation certificate issued by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the successful offset of emissions during the IDEA District Cooling 2016 Conference, in cooperation with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE).   The cancellation certificate was presented to Bin Shafar by Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence. The certificate is an important milestone testifying Empower’s leading approach to green practices and reinstates Dubai’s ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change & Environment Organizes 1st Plenary Meeting for the Dubai Declaration Signatories

32 institutions have signed the Dubai Declaration so far MOCCAE presented each signatory with a memorial shield of the Dubai Declaration as a recognition of their efforts and commitments  Dubai, UAE: 12 September, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE) organized the 1st plenary meeting for the Dubai Declaration signatories, hosted by First Abu Dhabi Bank at JW Marques Hotel Dubai and in partnership with the Central Bank of the UAE. The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and representatives of UAE leading banks and financial firms who have signed the Dubai Declaration.   The Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance was launched during the UNEP FI 14th Global Roundtable, held in Dubai in October 2016, to ......read more

Emirates Post Issues Year of Giving memorial stamps

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  In connection with the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, that 2017 is the “Year of Giving”, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed to develop a comprehensive work frame to activate "Year of Giving 2017" by consolidating the culture of giving and charitable and humanitarian work in UAE. In cooperation with the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future and as a part of the initiative of "Good Post", UAE Post Group issues memorial stamps of "Year of Giving". The issuance of such stamps reflects the culture of charity and giving on which UAE's vision is based. This vision implies that culture should depend on the state's ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Risk Engine receives highest certification from Glnl

Dubai – Saturday 9 September 2017:  Dubai Customs has recently received a third level certification on its smart risk engine from the renowned Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.  The third level is the highest degree of certification the Institute provides. GInI is an international organization providing professional membership associations and certifications in the field of Innovation.  The Institute aims to advance individual careers and transform organizational achievements by advancing the profession of innovation leadership. It does this through its globally recognized standards, tools, publications, resources, professional development courses, certifications, applied research, and networking opportunities. Dubai Customs has worked hard to instill a culture of innovation amongst its staff as a step ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Conducts Surprise Inspection at Ajman Fish Market

Dubai-UAE: 07 September, 2017 – As part of a schedule of periodic field visits carried out by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to audit environmental, agricultural, livestock and fishery facilities in the UAE, the Fish Inspection Section at the Ministry’s External Audit Department conducted a surprise inspection at the Ajman Fish Market and its landing site.  The visit was organized in coordination with Ajman Municipality and the Ajman Fishermen Association to verify the compliance of the fish market with the federal fisheries legislation. The inspection team observed several violations of the Ministerial Decision No. 580 of 2015 concerning the prevention of fishing, selling and marketing of undersized fish. As per the decision, any fish caught by mistake that are smaller than the legally ......read more

Rohingya Muslims… An International Plea for Humanity

Innumerable speeches have been given on the subject of humanitarianism and the need to care for refugees. These powerful addresses have underlined how the global population is one big family whose members share a common destiny, with humanity being unable to advance its culture and civilisation unless it truly believes in these values. However, few of these speeches are turned into practical actions that face down persecution, challenge oppression and alleviate the suffering of displaced peoples around the world. Today, the plight of Rohingya Muslims is putting our humanitarian responsibilities to the test, despite these values having been shared by most of the world’s countries and becoming enshrined as international conventions.  The persecution, deportation and displacement of Rohingya Muslims stems from the worst ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its experience in Fourth Generation System

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department held a number of meetings with government organizations to showcase its best practices in applying the 4th Generation System as part of its cooperation with the government departments.  Winning the coveted Distinguished Department in 2016 and a number of other accolades and titles in excellence and performance in 2017 has attracted other government departments to visit Dubai Customs to benchmark against its best practices in application of 4th Generation System.   Rami Abu Laban, Senior Manager of Corporate Excellence Section introduced Dubai Customs experience and plans within the corporate excellence system to delegates from Dubai Culture, Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA), Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), Dubai ......read more

India and UAE governments working to substantially augment trade and investment relations

India-UAE Partnership Summit: Investment Implementation to be held at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa on October 30-31, 2017 will help accelerate two-way investment and bilateral trade India and UAE are working together to substantially augment their trade and investment relations. UAE investments into India are estimated to be around $10 billion including foreign direct investment of almost $5 billion. There is huge scope for UAE to invest in the fast growing Indian economy. Investment by Indian companies and Indians in the UAE are also substantial - estimated to be more than $ 55 billion India-UAE trade registered more than 6% growth to $53 billion in 2016-17 More than 2.8 million NRIs in UAE remit $13.8 billion annually Total FDI into India rose 8% to $60 billion during April 2016 - March 2017, Department of Industrial ......read more

Dubai Customs Nominated for 6 Awards in Ideas UK and Ideas America 2017

Dubai – 5 Sep 2017: Dubai Customs nominated its innovative services and products for renowned international awards for 2017. It qualified for 6 main categories that include the best innovation, the best safety and environment solution, best ambassador and communication director in Ideas America 2017, and best safety and environment solution in Ideas UK 2017.   Dubai Customs is participating in Ideas America and Ideas UK 2017 for the purpose of enticing innovation and encouraging employees work harder to come up with innovative new ideas to attain first place worldwide following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  Hussain Al Fardan, Dubai Customs’ Innovation Centre Senior Manager pointed out that introducing the experience ......read more

Emirates Post Group celebrates Eid Al Adha with orphaned children

Among “Year of Giving” initiatives  Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  In response to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE designating 2017 as the 'Year of Giving'. Emirates Post Group celebrated 'The joy of EId in their eyes' in cooperation with Awqaf and Minors Foundation. This initiative was held at City Centre Mirdif and was sponsored by the Abarill Group and Magic Planet. The event was attended by a number prof officials and employees of from the Emirates Post Group together with representatives from The National Program for Happiness and Positivity. The EPG team purchased Eid clothing for orphaned children and participated an entertainment program, competitions and fun activities in the Magic Planet Games area, designed to bring joy to the children. Mr ......read more

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

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

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

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Launches Humanitarian Accelerators…

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

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Jumps six places from 2016, achieves one of the highest growth rates among top tier innovative countries Sultan Al Mansoori: ‘New achievement strengthens status of the UAE as a leading regional and international economic destination’ ‘Result reflects magnitude of ambitious national efforts to make the UAE a global hub for innovation’ ‘Innovation is the ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Releasing 30,000 Fish in Marine Protected Areas in ...…

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, is releasing several big sized (150 grams) Rhabdosargus sarba (Qabit) and finned black seabream (Sha’am) fish in the waters of marine protected areas in Dibba, Fujairah. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is collaborating with "Fish Farm” to release 30,000 fish marine ......read more

PCFC organizes its Ramadan Suhur gathering…

Dubai – 15 June 2017:  The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation held its Ramadan Suhur gathering to its staff in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and senior directors and heads of PCFC’s subsidiaries at Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Maktoum Hall. The gathering included a ......read more

TIME banks on Al Shabab for Ramadan food donation…

Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2017:  UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels has embraced the spirit of giving by distributing 200 Iftar boxes to the needy through Al Shabab Al Arabi Club. The food bank donation is in line with the UAE’s Year of Giving campaign launched by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The 200 boxes were prepared by staff at the TIME Oak Hotel & ......read more

57 Young People of Determination Became du Volunteers to Mark…

Zayed Humanitarian Day this Ramadan du invited students from the Rashid Centre, Mawaheb Centre, and the Tender Hearts Arena to experience the joy of giving at its Mawaed Al Rahman initiative #KindnessLivesOn Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2017:  In celebration of Zayed Humanitarian Day in the Year of Giving, du invited young people of determination from the Rashid Centre for the Disabled, Mawaheb ......read more

96 Takatof Volunteers bring joy to Children with Terminal Illnesses…

Sponsored by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation  ABU DHABI, 14 June 2017:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of youth across the UAE, concluded its annual Ramadan Charitable Football Championship in Ajman Youth Club yesterday, which focused on ......read more

‘Art of Giving' Opens Under Kind Patronage of H.E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum at FN Designs…

As part of her CSR initiatives, H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum announced the opening of a new exhibition ‘Art of Giving’ at FN Designs. The show not only brings together works of over 20 local artists but also has a special contribution from one of India’s most acclaimed fashion designer Ritu Kumar. The various artists have collaborated together to donate one of their ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid: UAE National Climate Change Plan Consolidates Efforts and Assures UAE's Role ...…

Cabinet Endorses the UAE National Climate Change Plan 2050, the 1st in the Region, Dubai-UAE: 14 June, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on his Twitter account that the UAE Cabinet has endorsed during its meeting yesterday the National Climate Change Plan 2050, which aims to emphasize ......read more

DED- Ajman seizes 158,415 counterfeit auto parts in Al Helio…

UAE, June 13, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman’s (DED – Ajman) Directorate Control and Consumer Protection recently seized a total of 158,415 counterfeit car parts from 14 international brands in Al Helio area. The DED- Ajman and Ajman Police discovered the fake auto parts in a joint operation carried out to secure consumer markets, combat commercial fraud, ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Dubai…

13 June, 2017 Dubai, UAE Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Dubai to promote research in information security, telecommunications and information systems. The MoU was signed by H.E Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Chief Executive Director of DESC and H.E Dr. Essa Mohammed Al Bastaki, Director of University of Dubai, in the presence ......read more

EPG Offers Buses to Transport Iftar Meals This Ramadan in Sharjah…

June 12, 2017 - Dubai, UAE Emirates Post Group, on its fifth year of participation in providing Iftar meals for the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation's Ramadan Project, will provide transportation for collection and distribution Iftar Meals in Emirate of Sharjah. Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, CEO of the Postal Operations said: "EPG is an in coordination with Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ......read more

Dubai Chamber Conference Marks UAE's Year of Giving…

11/06/2017 Annual Dubai Dialogue conference highlights the role of public-private partnerships in supporting the UAE’s Year of Giving H.E. Al Mansoori: We are developing a more systematic CSR methodology through incentives, monitoring, and measurement indicators H.E. Buamim: Positive impact of CSR policies and strategies could be maximised if organisations align their ......read more

In-line with Initiative of the Year of Giving…

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre visits Dubai Hospital to draw a smile on the faces of children June 11, 2017  Dubai United Arab Emirates In line with the initiative of the Year of Giving and its social responsibility, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre employees and engineers visited the Pediatric Department at Dubai Hospital, aiming to bring happiness to children with critical ......read more

UAE-IAA Promotes Excellence in Internal Audit Practices in Government and Private Sectors…

Nominations open for 3rd cycle of UAE-IAA’s ‘Best Practice in Internal Audit Award’ for all government and private sector entities Winners to be announced at the 7th Chief Audit Executive Conference in November this year Award encourages sharing best practices among organisations facilitating a better governed business community and generating awareness of internal ......read more

Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates Environment Day 2017 by planting saplings with kids from the community…

To celebrate Environment Day 2017, the Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM) invited children from various schools to plant saplings along with the Mall Management around DOM to contribute towards conserving the environment.  ...read more

Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce seizes fake printing supplies for HP printers in four raids…

Intercepted counterfeits deliver setback against manufacturing and distribution of fake printing supplies Dubai, June 8, 2017:  HP has announced multiple seizures of counterfeit printing supplies destined for HP printers. The company supported Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce officials, alongside the local police force, who confiscated more than 145,000 illicit items in separate ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes “Path of Happiness” training…

Dubai, UAE 8th June 2017:  Training Centre at Dubai Customs organized a training workshop entitled “Path of Happiness” which aims at raising awareness around happiness amongst Dubai Customs staff. Dr Shaikha Al Ghafiri, acting director of Dubai Customs' Training Centre pointed out that the training workshop is part of the UAE’s vision to provide attractive ......read more

Salma Humanitarian Relief Program Launches Ramadan Campaign in Collaboration with TECOM Group, The ...…

His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais: Endowment model is a viable solution to help victims of conflicts and natural disasters Dubai-UAE: 08 June, 2017:  The Salma Humanitarian Relief Program, an initiative of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) executed by Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), has announced the launch of its annual Ramadan campaign. In line with the ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science meets leading researchers and influential ...…

Alya Al Mazroui, Manager of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement: “Our meetings demonstrated that our Program has helped position the UAE as an international hub for the next generation science and technology needed to ensure our common water security” Dr Lawson, founder, SPEC Incorporated: “The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is playing a ......read more

Emirates Post Group stops all types of postal services to Qatar…

Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, or until further notice. This decision also includes advising all customers that apart from temporarily stopping the delivery of mail items to the State of Qatar, all undelivered ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Launches ‘My Community' Volunteer Programme…

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Programme is in line with the objectives and pillars of the Year of Giving ‘My Community’ programme aims to foster culture of volunteerism Abu Dhabi-UAE: 7 June, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), in a bid to enhance civic responsibilities, and instil a spirit of social solidarity and volunteerism within the community, ......read more

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