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Supreme Armenian Patriarch Hails UAE as Global Model of Peaceful Coexistence

Addressing Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, Global Spiritual Leader Thanks Sharjah Ruler for His Generosity and Kindness to Armenians; Lauds Historical Arab-armenian Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, last night lauded the UAE leadership for its historical championing of respect and acceptance for all religious communities and Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in particular for his kindness and generosity to the Armenian Christian community in the Emirate.    Addressing a packed house at the special session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis on “Religious Divergence…Humanity’s Convergence” at Al Majaz Amphitheatre Monday night, the supreme ......read more

Dubai Culture gathers the community to support ‘Well of Hope'

Exemplifying creativity and openness, Hala Badri: Well of Hope aims to inculcate a culture of giving and instill the values of compassion and empathy in the society  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    To reinforce a culture of giving and spread hope, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is inviting the community to participate in Well of Hope campaign on 23rd May 2019, from 8 pm until 1 am, at The Dubai Mall. Reckoned as one of the most accessible and inclusive campaigns in the UAE, Well of Hope is being held under Arab Hope Makers, an initiative by Mohamad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the third round of which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.   Well of ......read more

Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar

Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold Group; Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD, Pure Gold Group, and other police officials. Commenting on the event, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, says “Iftar is a time for ‘togetherness’ with all members of the community, and throughout the holy month of Ramadan, we strive to devote our time and efforts to spreading love, forgiveness and peace. We collaborated with Umm Al Quwain Police to host iftar for the prisoners from ......read more

"The Family's Happiness and Stability"

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and which carries the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". The dialogue session stressed the importance of promoting the principles that support the sustainability of the family's happiness and stability, and provide all means to achieve and ensure social balance. This was made clear within the context that a happy family is the cornerstone for building a cohesive society, with children blessed with sound education, good ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its kind targeting government female employees in Dubai with the objective of enhancing ties and positive interaction between female employees in different government departments.  The event included a lecture entitled “The Foundation of the Happy UAE Home” delivered by Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) and Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion Department at ......read more

SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary country of tolerance, openness, and co-existence

Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched its ‘Tolerance-related Legislation’ awareness initiative. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the recently issued forward-looking legislation, inspired by the UAE wise leadership’s vision of promoting tolerance as an ethical human value and establishing it as a culture in social practices and government policies. The initiative emanates from the ......read more

Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices

Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department overviewed the performance indicators and overall communication methodologies in place in the department including CSR, Media and PR.  “We have built a coherent communication strategy over the years, which is key to ensure the most current and important information about the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Customs is always available and being conveyed to both our internal and ......read more

MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emiratis talents

Youth Council supports Year of Tolerance with new artistic platform  Al Olama: Tolerance is a sublime national value that frames creative youth talents   UAE, Dubai, May 13, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has stressed the importance of utilizing the potential of youth and fostering their skills to support the UAE’s development progress.   HE Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for MoHAP, said it is very significant to adopt youth innovations and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge that respond to rapid changes and enhance the UAE’s reputation and its soft power.    “The UAE is empowering its youth through the development of a knowledge-based economy led by mindful and educated young people capable of devising innovative solutions ......read more

FANR commemorates International Internal Audit Awareness month

FANR’s Internal Audit Department hosts knowledge sharing session led by Khalid Hamid, Executive Director of the State Audit Institution of the UAE FANR’s Corporate Governance is built upon transparency, accountability and fairness   13 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, is commemorating International Internal Audit Awareness month by holding special knowledge sharing sessions and highlighting the significant contribution of its Internal Audit Department in improving the effectiveness of FANR’s risk management, internal controls and governance processes.   Advocated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), International Internal Audit Awareness month takes place globally ......read more

Dubai Customs thwarts 87 marijuana oil smuggling attempts through Dubai airports in 1Q 2019

Dubai – 11 May 2019:  Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs made 87 seizures of marijuana oil in 1Q 2019 compared to only 7 seizures in 2018. The department made 36 seizures in total in 2018.  “It is a huge increase in seizures for this illegal substance. We need to work together with all relevant departments in the country to fight the smuggling of narcotics, especially marijuana oil which is used in e-cigarettes and vape pens” Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department said. “Raising awareness around the hazards and bad effects of narcotics is very important, especially among young people.”   Al Kamali said they take all measures to prevent the smuggling of marijuana oil through Dubai airports.  “Our inspection officers have a very high ......read more

6,000 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Saad bin Said Al-Ghamdi at Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai

11 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai hosted 6,000 worshippers during the third and fourth day of Ramadan praying Taraweeh with Sheikh Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamidi, Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Taraweeh is an additional prayer of the Sunni Muslims performed at night after Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Ghamidi was invited by Ramadan Dubai, an event which runs during the whole duration of Ramadan. It is organized by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Ramadan Dubai aims to strengthen the state’s status as a leading model for tolerance and peaceful coexistence between different nationalities ......read more

SAIF ZONE holds meeting for business councils, bringing together more than 100 businessmen and investors

SAIF Zone showcases high-end services and incentives before business councils Sharjah, 11 May 2019 More than 100 chairpersons and members of business councils as well as foreign investors interested in setting up businesses at the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) have recently gathered to learn about the zone’s high-end services and incentives. The meeting, which was organized by SAIF Zone and attended by representatives of multinational companies. Ms. Marian Carella, Chairman of Philippine Business Council and Mr. Iqbal Dawood, President of Pakistan Business Council were present at the meeting.  SAIF ZONE’s highlighted the distinguished services across many trade, logistic transport and industry sectors, which have been put in place to attract foreign investors and investments, enhance ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Discusses Enhancing Trade and Investment Cooperation with Brazil

Sharjah, 11 May 2019:  H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), received recently, in his office at the SCCI, H.E.  Luis Limos Iqerga, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.  The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al-Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Rafael Solimar, Head of the International Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Fatima Al Mokarrab, Head of the SCCI’s International Cooperation Department. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting cooperation in various fields, especially trade and investment sectors, as well as developing the friendly relations between business communities in Sharjah and ......read more

23 Leading Thinkers and Experts to Headline 8th Sharjah Ramadan Majlis

SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI SAYS SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS CELEBRATES EMIRATI TRADITIONS AND VALUES Sharjah, 6 May , 2019:  The Sharjah Press Club, an initiative of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, has unveiled the agenda of the eighth edition of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, to be held from May 13 to May 26 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. The Sharjah Ramadan Majlis sessions, once again being hosted in partnership with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (Sharjah Radio & TV), are aimed at tackling a broad spectrum of issues and topics -- from religion, society, health, culture and sports to education and community welfare -- and contribute to constructive dialogue and dissemination of knowledge. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, stressed that the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis ......read more

United Arab Emirates Online Application Process Launched for Long-Term Residence Visas

Middle East Immigration News Flash 40/2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  Executive summary  Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates in 2018, can now submit an online application for a six-month entry permit in order to complete procedures related to their purpose of residence that will enable them to finalise the immigration process.     Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018, can now submit an online application for a sixmonth entry permit. The application is part of the process in completing procedures related to the foreign national’s purpose of residence (e.g.: business projects, investment in real ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Award 2019 by Honoring 13 Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

 78 women participated this year includes 61 professional and 17 business women  The over All Business Category winner is H.H. Sheikha Dr. Shama bint Mohammed bin Khaled Al Nahyan The over All Professional Category winner is Eng. Maitha Mohammad Bin Adai & Ms. Amina Ahmad Mohammed Ahmad Dubai, 05 May, 2019, UAE:  Dubai Quality Group concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and the patronage of DQG.    The award was graced by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Eng. Hassan Omar, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, DQG Board Members, VIPs, government officials, Jury Members, Award Assessors, Participants Sponsors, Media Partners, and distinguished ......read more

Dubai Police, AFSAC of Tunisia sign pact for training

Agreement for training police force at airports Dubai, May 02, 2019:    Dubai Police and AFSAC (ICAO AVSEC Training Centre) of Tunisia signed an agreement for sharing knowledge and infrastructure at their respective centres to train the police force working at airports. Maj General Pilot Ahmad Mohammed Bin Thani, Assistant Commander for Seaports & Airports Affairs, Dubai Police, signed the agreement on behalf of Dubai Police, and Asiza Seddik, ASTC Director, International Civil Aviation Organization, signed on behalf of AFSAC. The agreement was signed at the ongoing Dubai Airport Show. “Dubai and Tunisia are under the ICAO umbrella. ICAO also requested Dubai Police to make this agreement for sharing knowledge between Tunisia and Dubai,” said Maj General Bin Thani. Dubai is also looking at signing ......read more

Dubai Customs honors top performers in 1st monthly client recognition ceremony

Dubai – 01 May 2019:   As a token of appreciation to its outstanding clients, Dubai Customs held its first client recognition ceremony of 2019, which will become an established monthly event to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories.   Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih attended the ceremony along with a host of business representatives, senior executives and heads of departments and customs centers. HE Musabih honored a number of top performing companies clients of Dubai Customs who achieved great results this year in different rewarding categories including clearance, mobile services, smart workspace, AEO, virtual corridor, and complaints /suggestions and others.      “Dubai Customs has reached unprecedented new heights of customer ......read more

Dubai Cares announces Bookings 2030, a Ramadan digitally driven fundraising campaign

Campaign invites UAE community to make a booking with a future professional in 2030 and is set to raise funds that will enable children and youth to realize their aspirations through education Campaign contributes to the reskilling revolution by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which hopes to provide skills to 15 million people by 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 30, 2019:   This Ramadan, Dubai Cares is offering members of the community an opportunity to make a booking in 2030 for doctors’ appointments, flights, lectures, hotel stays, concerts and film premieres.  Through Bookings 2030, Dubai Cares hopes to influence people’s perception of charity, particularly in the context of education. The campaign’s main premise is that by providing education to children and young people, we are ......read more

GCC governments could generate an additional US$10 billion per year by managing gas portfolios on a commercial basis

Demand for gas in the GCC is growing at a compounded annual rate of 5% from 2010 to 2017 Governments must start making hard decisions about how best to use gas amid competing demands Reallocating just 10% of current production levels could increase the region’s GDP and foreign earnings by up to US$10 billion a year, or support the  creation of 100,000 jobs Strategy& outlines three areas to capture benefits and unlock significant value Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019:   Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments could generate  US$10 billion yearly in additional GDP and foreign earnings, or support the creation of 100,000 jobs, by applying commercial principles to the management of their gas portfolios, according to a recent report conducted by Strategy&, part of the PwC network. GCC countries ......read more

2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival Underlines Abu Dhabi's Position as a Leader of Tolerance

Event in the UAE capital draws to a close after four successful days of cultural performances, interactive workshops and discussion on importance of cooperation between Islamic countries Festival’s main stage featured 30 cultural performances by groups from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Palestine, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan   Artists and visitors praise Abu Dhabi’s ability to unite Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi has once again shown the leading role it plays in promoting cultural diversity, tolerance and unity while preserving traditions spanning the entire Islamic world, according to exhibitors and visitors at the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival OIC, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council launches 2nd cycle of Mentorship Programme

42 applications received in cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that 42 members submitted their applications to join in the 2nd cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019, which was launched following the resounding success achieved in the first cycle.   The six-month programme, which will end in October, will foster businesswomen and female entrepreneurs' skills, develop their expertise, and enhance their competitiveness within the business community.   The progamme was launched as part of the DBWC's leading initiatives to celebrate the Year of Tolerance.   The steering committee of the 2nd cycle has recently held a meeting to approve the names of mentees and bring them together with the ......read more

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Uae Minister of Tolerance, Opens the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival

UAE Minister: “Festival contributes to strengthening the values of solidarity and cohesion in line with UAE 'Year of Tolerance' and the UAE's commitment to spreading the message of tolerance around the world Landmark event inaugurated with special performance by multi award-winning singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, who will play full concert at Emirates Palace on April 25 Four-day festival is a celebration of cultural diversity of Islam Abu Dhabi, April 24, 2019:   His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance today opened the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, a four-day celebration of Islam  in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will unite nations from across the Islamic world in a tailored platform shedding  light on the ......read more

Participate in the UAE's largest Music Monkeys class ‘Music for Smiles' to raise funds for Operation Smile

Hosting UAE’s third largest musical class, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds for Operation Smile UAE on 2nd May 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:  Music Monkeys, the UAE’s premiere musical institute has been dedicatedly working towards building and developing the sensory needs of young children through the wonderful art form of music. Music Monkeys who operate classes tailor made to different age groups, has now joined hands with Operation Smile UAE to raise funds for underprivileged children.  For the third year running, Music Monkeys will be hosting the UAE’s largest musical class for parents and young children, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds and build awareness. At last year’s event Music Monkeys raised AED 5,555 to help children with cleft palates and cleft lips ......read more

Dubai Customs honors female winners of Al Thuraya Award in its 1st edition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates  – 22 April 2019:  Dubai Customs celebrated its leading customs female employees in Al Thuraya Award ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said women are an integral part of any progress and development in society.  “Empowerment of women has been one of the main strategies in the UAE since the time of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, May Allah bless his soul.  The event took place in the presence of Raja Al Gurg, president of Dubai Business Women Council and a leading businesswoman in her right, alongside a host of senior executives, heads of departments, female community leaders and members of ladies committees in government entities.    Musabih thanked all who contributed to and supported the ......read more

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Emirates Post enhances postal services in time for P.O. Box renewals…

Upgrade PO Box subscriptions to MyHome to receive post at doorstep Extended renewal option of up to three years Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   Emirates Post has undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. The most recent solution is offering MyHome services, available before exclusively to residents of a ......read more

Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) opens HASAAD training programme to non-Emiratis…

Emiratis constitute 22% of IIA members  Abdulqader Obaid Ali: “Emiratis to account for 44% in internal auditing in the coming years” Dubai, December 30, 2018:   The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has achieved a new success in training and qualifying Emiratis to work in the internal auditing domain. With the percentage of UAE nationals, both males ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai'…

Dubai – 29 December 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih revealed they have thwarted 922 smuggling attempts including 355 drug contrabands (38.5%) from January to the end of September 2018.  “We facilitate trade and traffic of passengers without compromising security of borders and entry points, and with the growing number of passengers and air shipping ......read more

One Central's commercial and retail development completed ahead of schedule…

Release of Dubai World Trade Centre’s latest commercial and retail properties – The Offices 4 and 5 - marks the completion of commercial and retail component of this world-class lifestyle destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central, a world-class lifestyle development in the heart of Dubai’s Central ......read more

Sultan Orders Key Changes in Sharjah's Human Resources Law Regulations…

Dr Tariq Bin Khadem: Move Aimed at Ensuring Employees’ Economic and Social Wellbing, Enhancing Performance   SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Dec 26, 2018 –   The Sharjah Executive Council issued Decree No. (36) of 2018 amending the Executive Council Resolution No. (17) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of Law No. (6) of 2015 concerning human ......read more

UAE ‘takes lead' in building its position as a hub for investment and international talent…

Government has shown itself to be proactive by regional and international standards, says law firm Dubai, UAE, 26 December, 2018:   The UAE has moved ahead of other regional and overseas destinations in positioning itself as a hub for investment and international talent, say experts at STA Law Firm.  The introduction of a long-term visa system for investors, entrepreneurs, ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority signs MoU with Sharjah Police to help inmates learn about emirate's rich ...…

Sharjah, 22 December 2018:   Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Police that will give inmates serving sentences in penal and correctional institutions around the emirate the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops and inspirational lectures.  SMA, in coordination with Sharjah Police, will host sessions ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE 22 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said he is optimistic about 2019 based on many positive trade and economic indicators.  “Oil prices are expected to rise despite a number of global challenges. The UAE economy is expected to witness a 3% growth. Around 118 million passengers used the UAE airports in the first 11 months of ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “7-Star Center” project to raise efficiency of clients' centers…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, recently launched “7-Star Centers” project which aims at raising the efficiency of client centers in line with the international 7-start rating. This follows the directives and recommendations of the higher management that each client feel the warm welcome and reception coupled with flexibility that ......read more

91% of Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres receive 4-star rating…

The Global Star Rating Program, introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, measures the performance of service centres in line with international best practice  Dubai, UAE – 19 December 2018:   Emirates Post has recently achieved a significant milestone in the classification of its Customer Happiness Centres. From the forty-four (44) of its postal ......read more

Strategic new partnership between Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates ...…

December 19, 2018: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) has revealed the signing of a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal (EALL) Counsel. The move is aimed at promoting joint cooperation between the two parties, especially in the smooth exchange of knowledge and successful experiences to ensure institutional ......read more

Raja Al Gurg: The UAE is a country of generosity and tolerance…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stated that the announcement that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance is not a new concept for the country, which recalls the values of tolerance and co-existence that the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established among the people of the UAE. The experience of the ......read more

TDIC Announces the Opening of the Second Sewage Treatment Plant for Saadiyat Island…

The new Sewage Treatment Plant will manage the municipal waters and treat domestic sewage Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, held an opening ceremony for the launch of the second Sewage Treatment Plant (STP2) on Saadiyat ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its role in combating counterfeited goods at INTA Conference…

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Dubai Customs have recently participated in the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs submitted a paper to the conference in which he talked about Dubai Customs role in ......read more

KPMG global revenues grow to record US$29bn in FY 2018…

KPMG MESA reports aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent during the same period   Dubai, 15 December 2018:  KPMG International has announced record aggregated network revenues of US$29 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 (FY18), up from $26.40 billion in FY17.    In the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region, KPMG member firms reported an ......read more

How the world searched for 2018…

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  We look forward to this time of the year all year long. It’s when we take a look at the past 11 months and remember the people, events, and topics that captured our attention which got us to ask and discover. We gathered the most trending queries in each of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE. The lists had a few things in common, especially between ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General Andrew Jackson…

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler and diplomat held talks on opportunities to improve and broaden cooperation between the Emirate and the United Kingdom December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today welcomed the British Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Andrew ......read more

Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City' for District Cooling Solutions: International District ...…

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower named as 2018 IDEA Global leader   The participants stressed the importance of finding adequate financing for district cooling projects to drive the growth of the industry  Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2018:   The 8th edition of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ended ......read more

Immigration Amnesty Extended Further…

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be extended ......read more

Dubai Cares' program in Kenya harnesses the power of technology to boost learning outcomes…

Dubai Cares delegation visits Kenya to monitor and evaluate its Information Communication Technology (ICT) program Program benefits over 106,000 children and 1,300 teachers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2018:  In an effort to assess the success of its program and build strong relationships with the children, their families, teachers and local ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a delegation to Kenya and Uganda with the participation of 30 national ...…

Sharjah, UAE, 8 December 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), which is being represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Center that falls under the chamber’s umbrella, will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda, as part of its strategy to find and develop marketing opportunities for local industries in promising foreign markets, and especially in the ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs inspects facilities at Dubai Airport…

Musabih: Technological innovations facilitate passenger traffic at Dubai airports Dubai, UAE 8 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport on Sunday 2nd December 2018 to review the facilities provided to passengers. He congratulated the inspection officers on the UAE 47th National Day and ......read more

Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives…

Dubai, December 8, 2018:   In conjunction with the International Volunteer Day, which is observed annually on 5th December, Dubai Customs organized an award ceremony to honor its strategic partners and sponsors who participated in the Department’s voluntary initiatives in 2018.  “In line with the Year of Zayed, Dubai Customs launched 60 voluntary charity, ......read more

Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018…

Dubai, UAE: 5th December, 2018:   Dubai Customs bagged three awards at the latest Ideas UK 32nd International Conference 2018, held in Manchester, UK. The Department won the Platinum Accreditation for the ninth year in a raw, scoring 100% for the sixth consecutive year, the idea of the year for The Advisor (World's First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase), innovated by ......read more

UAE Innovation Award is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018…

200 assessors from different nationalities underwent three comprehensive interactive workshops Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Dubai Quality Group is pleased to announce the 2nd ......read more

Green Hope's November Advocacy…

Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  November was a very impactful month for Green Hope. We were honoured to be a part of the Parliament of the World's Religions which took place in Toronto. I had the privilege of speaking at two panels--one on the Earth Charter and the other on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Green Hope was in Helsinki , Finland, this month where we won the ......read more

SCA, the DFSA and the ADGM's FSRA reach agreement on the licensing and promotion of investment funds…

Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2018:   The Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) announced today that they had reached agreement ......read more

PCFC celebrates 47th National Day…

Dubai – November 28,  2018:   Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, with its subsidiaries: DP World, Dubai Customs, Tarakhees, Dubai Trade and JAFZA celebrated today (Wednesday 28th November 2018) the 47th UAE National Day at Port Rashid under the theme “Zayed..story of a nation” in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and ......read more

Quote for Commemoration Day by acting CEO of Emirates Post Group…

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Marking Commemoration Day, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “On behalf of Emirates Post Group we would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the martyrs’ families and extend our appreciation towards this nation’s armed forces. Today, we recognise their eternal bravery, ......read more

DWTC Leads with Sustainability and Energy Diversification Initiatives…

A range of environmentally friendly initiatives across DWTC developments and business offerings harness solar power, reduce waste and cut energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues its commitment of supporting Dubai’s vision for leadership in energy security and efficiency through its energy diversification ......read more

In Partnership with Zayed University L'Oréal Honours Remarkable GCC Women Scientists at ...…

Five outstanding GCC postdocs and Ph.D. student were awarded for their groundbreaking research, and for inspiring future generations.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 27th, 2018:   The fifth edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Awards ceremony was held yesterday to recognize five extraordinary GCC women for their contribution ......read more

Deloitte Middle East announces admission of 30 new partners, directors and principals…

Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Deloitte hosted its Middle East annual partners meeting in November 2018 in Dubai with over 175 partners from the Deloitte Middle East practices who were joined by senior partners from the global Deloitte network. The meeting’s theme was “Forward Bound” and focused on the trends affecting the business landscape – such as Industry 4.0, ......read more

Dragon Mart debuts at Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2018…

Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese retail and trading hub outside China – is participating at the Big 5 International Building & Construction Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time, from today until 29 November. Dragon Mart is showcasing a comprehensive range of building-related products, including building ......read more

MBRU enhances the skills of government employees with First Aid training for the Dubai Protocol ...…

Initiative to equip government employees with first aid skills aligns with the Year of Zayed objective to invest in knowledge and capabilities  Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) provided a First Aid training program for employees of the Protocol Department – Dubai, the latest initiative in MBRU’s mission ......read more

Dubai Customs takes part in NASA's Cross Industry Innovation Summit…

Dubai – 25 November 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in NASA’s  3rd Cross Industry Innovation Summit in Space Center Huston, USA on 7 and 8 November 2018. Dubai Customs became the first customs department in the world to take part in this renowned summit.  A number of the best technology experts, scientists, executive directors, and entrepreneurs from different ......read more

DP World Headquarters achieves carbon neutrality…

25th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   To mark DP World’s achievement of carbon neutrality from its global headquarters in Dubai, Dubai Carbon has issued the VP Group Health, Safety and Environment of  DP World, Mr. Nabil Battal a certificate for Net Zero Carbon Emissions.  Setting an aspirational example to private organisations around the UAE on how to operate in line ......read more

PCFC showcases its achievements on Smart Dubai stand in Barcelona…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) participated in the 8th Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November as part of Smart Dubai stand which included 11 government and semi-government departments. HE Mohammed Al Shamsi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Barcelona visited the stand and listened to a ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “Masar” program for better strategic planning and corporate performance…

Dubai – 21 November 2018:   Within its efforts to upgrade corporate performance and operations, Dubai Customs launched “Masar Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Program” which is expected to help automate operational plans and KPI’s for all units in the Department.  The launch took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of ......read more

DWTC awarded by Dubai Municipality for continuous support of UAE Food Bank…

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses mental health on Universal Children's Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host 2nd India-UAE Strategic Conclave opening doors of next-level mutual growth ...…

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project…

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk…

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time…

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled…

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  ......read more

Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed…

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will ......read more

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