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SCCI Holds Virtual Workshop on Assessment Principles Adopted by European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)

Sharjah, June 6, 2020”   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Excellence Award Office, organized recently an online workshop entitled ‘the global assessment principles adopted by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)”. The workshop comes as part of the training programs organized by the secretariat of the Sharjah Excellence Award before the new edition of the Award, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. Moderated by Dr. Issa Salim Al-Qaydi, the workshop was attended by Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of the Sharjah Excellence Award and 40 assessors form the public institutions in Sharjah, as well as other assessors from inside and outside ......read more

Dubai International Financial Centre Position as the Region's Reinsurance Sector Hub Reconfirmed

• Gross Written Premiums for the reinsurance sector in DIFC reached nearly $2 billion in 2019, representing annual growth of 17.4% - further reinforcing DIFC’s position as the region’s leading reinsurance hub   • Gross Written Premiums (GWP) for Q1 2020 reached $472 million, on par with Q1 2019 figures, reflecting continued industry stability and resilience   • DIFC is home to three of top five world-leading insurance companies globally and an expanding InsurTech market driving future insurance sector requirements     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2020:   Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today announced sustained performance in the reinsurance ......read more

Dubai Customs Honors 146 Employees for their Innovative Ideas to Fight Covid-19

Dubai – 4 June 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih honored 146 employees who gave viable ideas and suggestions to curb covid-19 pandemic. This comes within the Government Department’s efforts to motivate its employees keep an innovative spirit and continue their viable suggestions and ideas to boost the Government Department’s overall performance, especially in response to covid-19 pandemic. The ideas delivered by the honored employees make 72% of overall viable ideas submitted this year.   Addressing the honored employees through Teams Microsoft, Musabih said: “We are facing covid-19 pandemic with all determination and awareness, and we are confident will get through this safe and sound to continue our journey of facilitating global trade and protecting society from all ......read more

Quote from Abdullah Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD on World Environment Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Since 1974, World Environment Day has been encouraging global awareness and action for the protection of our environment by preserving and protecting environmental resources, following sustainable practices, addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity and more.  This day, specifically amidst the current global pandemic, offers an open invitation for all entities, institutions and individuals from the public and private sectors, to discuss the impact economic systems and social activities have on the environment, and the solutions that can be taken as a society to proactively mitigate the post COVID-19 environmental challenges facing our planet. More than that, it calls on them to consider their own actions towards the environment, and to protect it from the negative ......read more

Ajman Tourism Highlights the Emirate's Unique Features at ATM Virtual

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) highlighted the unique features of the Emirate of Ajman during the first-ever ATM Virtual, that took place from 1-3 June and provided a combination of networking, one-to-one meetings with buyers and extensive current insights from leading industry professionals.   HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General participated in a panel discussion on the initiatives to be taken to revive the travel and tourism industry to secure sustainable investment in the region.    He emphasized Ajman unique features as an attractive investment destination including its location in the UAE with quick access to all of the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai, cost-effectiveness and comparatively low set-up costs, faster decision-making ......read more

Governments Urged to Establish ‘Green Lanes' to Aid Tourism Recovery and Promote Bilateral Travel Agreements

• Singapore developing a set of common safety standards with regional governments to allow cross-border travel   • Saudi Arabia’s US$61 billion stimulus package to support tourism business recovery     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 June 2020:  Tourism strategies to support industry recovery and the use of technology and analytics to create resilience, took centre stage on the second afternoon of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual.    The ‘Bouncing back: tourism strategies for the future’ session, which took place on Tuesday 2nd June, discussed the long-term tourism development strategies put in place by the region’s governments to provide a catalyst to recovery when travel patterns return to relative normality.   The ......read more

12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai postponed to November 2021

• Buamim: WCC 2021 theme is now more relevant than ever before, as chambers around the world realise the need to adapt to a fast-changing business landscape and leverage Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies    • Congress is the largest event of its kind for the World Chambers Federation, comprising a network of 12,000 chambers of commerce from 100 countries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020:  The 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai, originally scheduled for February 2021, has now been postponed to November 2021 to coincide with the new dates for Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.   Co-organised by Dubai Chamber and the ICC World Chambers Federation, the upcoming Congress will now be held on November 23-25, 2021 under the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Exports Office and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partnership to Help Sharjah Exporters Expand International Business

Sharjah-UAE: 02 June 2020 –  Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) are partnering together on a strategic initiative to help boost exports from one of the leading manufacturing hubs in the region that provides a significant contribution to the UAE’s GDP.  ADEX, the UAE-wide export financing entity founded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), and SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Centre (SEDC), signed a memorandum of understanding today (MoU) to partner together to support marketing and promotion of the emirate as a strategic international trade partner while empowering SCCI members to explore new international export markets and business growth opportunities by tapping into the unique suite of financial products and services provided by ......read more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development Sign MoU Agreement to Support Education Opportunities for Youth Across Egypt

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020:  Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development today announced the signing of an MoU to support education opportunities for youth across Egypt. The MoU agreement aims to see both foundation platforms collaborate through their respective youth programs to advance the education and development of young people in Egypt. With COVID-19, distance learning platforms are now more crucial than ever, and key to ensuring and continuing the education of youth, despite global challenges. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), and Eng. Noura Selim, Executive Director of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony to provide youth across Egypt with access to the ......read more

‘America's Favourite Teacher' Stephen Ritz Outlines His Urban Farming Vision in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Virtual Session

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the educator and environmentalist discussed how green technology can change the world  Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 02, 2020: The American educator, urban farmer and innovator Stephen Ritz revealed how his tower garden-growing technology is flourishing in the UAE during the latest Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) Virtual Session. The talk, titled ‘Changing the World with the Power of a Plant’, on Thursday covered Ritz’s rise to fame through his innovative teaching methods in some of the USA’s poorest communities, his ongoing projects in the UAE, and the numerous books he has published.  As the 30th edition of ADIBF has been postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu ......read more

Environmental Conservation an Increasing Concern for UAE Residents Ahead of World Environment Day

Rising online searches for recycling, plastic in the ocean and paper alternatives to single-use plastic goods    Dubai, UAE – 02 June, 2020: UAE consumers are growing increasingly interested in environmental conservation issues, especially in regards to ‘plastics in the ocean’ and ‘recycling’, which top associated online searches by the country’s residents ahead of World Environment Day (05 June), according to back-search data collected by SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. The UAE’s most searched environmental-related term between May 2019 and April 2020 was ‘recycling’, which registered a 51 per cent rise for combined Arabic and English searches over 12 months, while specific English searches for ‘plastic recycling’ grew 49 per ......read more

Emirates Post Unveils Modern New Website and Look

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 31 May 2020:  Emirates Post has unveiled a new logo and website, part of an ongoing business transformation process that has seen the vital sector entity update its organisational structure, brand architecture, and systems in line with evolving customer needs.  Emirates Post’s new logo and website reflects the brand’s orientation as a contemporary and digitized organisation. The modern updated logo maintains the Emirati identity reflected in the organization’s falcon and represents its key sub-divisions – Retail, Parcels & Express, and International.   “Over the past two years, we have been building a new Emirates Post – modern, digitized and accessible to all. Our aim was to create convenient and streamlined processes that people can rely on ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Government Launches Integrated Stimulus Package to Support the Emirate's Economy and to Ensure Continuity of Business

• Comprehensive measures cover all business sectors in Ras Al Khaimah  • Highest levels of coordination and engagement between decision makers in government entities and free zones  • Three levels of support comprise payment deferrals, fee exemptions and consultancy services  • Planting trees replaces paying some fines in decision aimed at sustaining the environment • Includes support for 15,000 companies and 25% discount on new residence visas for family members • Extensive package includes exemption from exhibition charges and support for Emirati entrepreneurs • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Abdullatif Khalifa, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council: o Prudent leadership is keen to offer all means of support and empowerment to the business community o ......read more

Dubai Culture Welcomes More Than 2,300 Students in Virtual Guided Tours at Etihad Museum in the First Month of Its Launch

• More than 65 virtual guided tours for school students from all over the Emirates • Overall satisfaction from the tours is at 96% • The addition to Al Shindagha Museum and other museums to the virtual guided tours • The experience consolidated Etihad Museum’s premier position among the Ministry of Education’s approved destinations for trips for the year 2020.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:   More than 2,300 students from 6 public schools and 8 private schools in UAE took part in the virtual guided tours of Etihad Museum that were organised by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority via the Dubai 360 website and a virtual meeting platform. The visits highlighted the details of the museum, drawing inspiration from the story behind the establishment of the ......read more

Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:    As part of its continuous efforts to keep the business community in Dubai informed with the latest legal developments and to help the private sector protect their businesses during the current circumstances, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Al-Tamimi & Co, organized a webinar on “Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE which was attended by 479 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed to introduce the impact of Covid-19 on the business sector and its legal implications. It also aimed to identify whether Covid-19 constitutes a force majeure event and the impact of force majeure on key industries such as shipping, logistics, aviation and real estate. The webinar was moderated by Essam Al-Tamimi, ......read more

“We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments

Sharjah, May 19, 2020: The recently launched campaign by the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, represented by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee, is witnessing a considerable interaction by the heads and representatives of government authorities and departments in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as media outlets, radio stations, and social media platforms. Held under the theme “We’ll get through this”, the campaign aims to highlight the stimulus package adopted by the Sharjah government to support the public and private entities, business sectors, and individuals and to curb the economic repercussions of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this context, the SCC published, on its social media pages, a video highlighting the campaign objectives and messages, in addition to daily posts that ......read more

Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona

Dubai – 18 May 2020:  Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis.  Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and medical supplies in the local market through facilitating trade without compromising safety and security of society.  “Dubai Customs is playing an increasingly important role during this difficult time to secure borders, ......read more

Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic Capacity

 The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool to help hospitals around the world manage capacity more effectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    With countries across the world strengthening hospitals’ response to the surge in patients requiring critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool that helps hospitals and public health services manage critical capacity more effectively, enabling them to meet the increased demand.   Developed by researchers from the Jameel Institute, the tool – called the J-IDEA Pandemic Hospital Planner – can calculate the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community

Mansoor Bin Mohammed chairs meeting of the Board, which discusses budget for upcoming season and appointment of Emirati assistant coaches in team games like football   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council has thanked and lauded the country’s wise leadership for their vision and support during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and their efforts to protect the nation and the members of its community from the virus. The Council also hailed the leadership for ensuring the smooth supply of essentials and other daily requirements of the community, as well planning and preparing for the post-COVID-19 period. The Council also commended Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai clubs for hosting COVID-19 drive-through test centres at their premises, and thanked all the volunteers from Dubai ......read more

Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families

Digital app to create customised postcards with personalised image, copy and video   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2020:  Emirates Post has launched ‘epostcard’ – a digital postcard application that will allow users to create customised physical postcards for friends, families, colleagues, and stakeholders.  The ‘epostcards’ app, which can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store, will allow individuals to design bespoke postcards to send to friends and family and for companies to send to employees and stakeholders. The app allows users to tailor images and create copy, in addition to adding videos that will be uploaded and accessible via a QR code on the physical postcard. Based on individual specifications, Emirates Post will print the physical postcards ......read more

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy.  Musabih said Dubai Customs managed to deliver quality services during the hard time without any disruption. “Thanks to our sophisticated technological infrastructure, it was not a big deal for us to work from home and at the same time maintain security and ensure safety of our inspectors working at the frontlines. ......read more

ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ä, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share. Under the initiative, ICBA will work with local partners and authorities to grow ......read more

Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme to Benefit Those Affected by the Current Situation

 Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2020:   Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has witnessed many generous gestures during the past six weeks, with contributions from Abu Dhabi citizens and resident of all ages and nationalities.    A recent contribution by Emirati high school student demonstrates the lengths that people all across the Emirate are going to in order to support those in need during the current health and economic situation.   Abdulla Al Jahmani, a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at a school in Al Ain, has contributed AED15,000 from his savings that he planned to use to start his own project once he graduates high school.   Speaking about the reasons behind his contribution, Abdulla, said: “I am happy to make a contribution to the ‘Together We Are ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak

Dubai – 13 May 2020:   HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms.  This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs.   Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers of different ranks to identify their points of strength and assess their development needs.  “The whole world is changing dramatically due to the ......read more

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Dubai Government Workshop honors top employees…

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Women Run 31% of Companies in Ajman Free Zone…

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Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai Supports ‘Dubai Cares Walk for Education'…

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Emirates Post Announce the Winners of Its PO Box Campaign…

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Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Al Qasimi Inaugurates Acres 2020…

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IACAD Adopts International Standards in Mosque Care…

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 26, 2020:     Dubai Customs organized a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the Innovator’s Award as part of the events organized by the government department in the UAE Innovation Month.  The ceremony was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of departments and ......read more

Five Key Source Markets to Drive Additional 1.4 Million Arrivals to UAE During Expo 2020, Says ATM ...…

• Additional three million international visitors expected to visit UAE over the Expo period of 2020 to 2021 • Arrivals from India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, UK and Pakistan dominating increase in visitors to UAE by 2021     An additional three million international visitors are expected to visit the UAE during Expo 2020, with arrivals from India, Saudi Arabia, ......read more

Ministry of Economy & Arizona State University sign MoU in the field of innovation…

MoU aims to develop entrepreneurship, innovation and support SMEs Al Mansoori: MoU covers a group of priority sectors in the country's economic policy Abu Dhabi, 24 February 2020: The Ministry of Economy has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arizona State University (ASU) in the field of innovation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The MoU was signed by H.E. Eng. ......read more

Emirates Post Launches the 49th Universal Postal Union's (UPU) Annual Letter Writing Competition ...…

Deadline for submission is 31 March 2020 Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2020 – Emirates Post announced that participants can now start sending their submissions for the 49th UPU annual letter writing competition for schoolchildren aged between 10 and 15 years, under the new 2020 inspirational theme “Write a message to an adult about the world we live ......read more

Ministry of Economy & Dubai Customs inaugurate first International Innovation Forum…

Forum to feature 40 innovative projects & host discussions in connection with UAE Innovation Month Dubai, 23 February 2020: The inaugural edition of the International Innovation Forum, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Economy and Dubai Customs in connection with the UAE Innovation Month, opened today (Sunday, February 23, 2020) at the Ministry of Economy in Dubai. The forum aims to ......read more

First International Innovation Forum Kicks Off (Sunday 23 Feb 2020)…

Dubai – 22 Feb 2020: The activities of the First International Innovation Forum kick off Sunday 23 February 2020 and continues until 27th February. The event is organized by Dubai Customs and the Ministry of Economy as part of the UAE Innovation Month activities. It is the biggest platform where creative people and innovators from different nationalities and backgrounds gather under one ......read more

The 8th Annual Charity Marathon to Kick Off Tomorrow…

Sharjah, February 21, 2020: Under the theme “Time to Work”, the 8th annual charity marathon, organized by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), will kick off tomorrow Saturday at 3:00 pm along Al Mamzar beach until Al Qasba Roundabout in Sharjah. The event aims to raise community ......read more

Emirates Post Issues Set of Commemorative Stamps for the New Logo for People of Determination in ...…

Symbolizing transition from stillness to independence and self-determination 50,000 commemorative stamps will be available at all Emirates Post Central Happiness Centres starting Thursday, 20th February 2020   • Nasser Ismail:  In line with UAE’s national vision, the Ministry of Community Development is committed to improve the lives of people of determination ......read more

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Visits Dubai Sports Council…

DSC Chairman thanks HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid for entrusting him with the responsibility of overseeing Dubai’s sports sector   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ......read more

Dubai Chamber Highlights the Competitive Advantages of the UAE FDI Law…

Chamber organised introductory workshop on FDI developments in collaboration with Clyde & Co. Dubai, UAE – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) organised a workshop titled ‘Key Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment’, to help the private sector to understand the key aspects of UAE FDI Law. Organised in collaboration with international law firm Clyde ......read more

Dubai Cares Donates 2,000 Books to Wanna Read? Initiative to Instill the Habit of Reading Among ...…

Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has donated 2,000 books to the UAE’s Wanna Read? initiative as another step in its efforts to promote the culture of reading within the UAE community. Through this partnership, Wanna Read? will distribute the books to pediatric wards at hospitals across the UAE. The books, which ......read more

Upfield Unveils New Plant-Based Products and Spreads Awareness of Nutritional Benefits…

The world’s largest producer of plant-based products showcases new range of 100% dairy free plant-based Flora Plant Cream and Flora Plant Butter at Gulfood 2020 Celebrated Chef Marwan Abi Daoud urges kitchen professionals to proactively explore nutritional benefits of plant-based ingredients Dubai, 18 February 2020: With an increasing number of regional consumers demanding plant-based ......read more

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Celebrates 60 Years of Nation Building by Renewing Its Commitment to the ...…

Multidivisional conglomerate includes 27 different companies across a broad range of verticals and over 370 different international brands   February 18, 2020 – Dubai:   Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), the leading Dubai-based multidivisional conglomerate, has marked its 60th anniversary in 2020. The Group has focused its long-established legacy of nation building on ......read more

Registration is Now Open for Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally in Malawi…

• 15 volunteers will travel to lay foundation for a school in an underprivileged community • Applications can be made through the UAE Volunteers Platform until 24 February     Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the return of its Volunteer Globally initiative to Malawi from ......read more

Dubai Chamber Honours Top-performing Trading Companies…

• A total of 112 companies have been awarded under Exporter of the Month since the launch of the initiative • Member companies recognised for exceptional export performance at recent ceremony    Dubai, UAE: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted its Exporter of the Month ceremony at its head office where four member companies were recognised for ......read more

Sheikh Khaled Al Qasimi Honors Winners of Sharjah Excellence Award 2019…

Sharjah, February 16, 2020:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs, honored the winners of the 4th Sharjah Excellence Award 2019, in addition to honoring partners, sponsors, jury committee members, ......read more

Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program…

Dubai – 15 February 2020: “Dubai Customs Leaders” training program graduated the first batch of employees who joined the program to develop their leadership competencies and gain learning and skills on how to overcome current and future challenges.  The program, which Dubai Customs launched at the end of 2019, engaged 16 employees from different departments and centers ......read more

Industrial Plant Sustainability and Profitability in the New Digital Economy…

It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency. Since Industry uses about one third of all energy consumed in the world, we have a big role in reducing global emissions now and into the future. As our CEO and Chairman Jean Pascal Tricoire said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we have the technology and the means to do it, we just need ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Cooperate in Charitable and ...…

12 February 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to enhance its collaborative support of social, charitable, and humanitarian programmes. The agreement will strengthen the Foundation's ‘Emirati Families’ initiative, and showcase its regional impact. The official ceremony was attended by His ......read more

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