The auction includes 77 distinguished vehicle number plates of category 3
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018: The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, has launched an online auction today on 77 distinguished vehicle number plates of category 3. The auction will take place until June 2nd and will include 5 triple-digit number plates, 38 four-digit number plates and 34 five-digit number plates.
Number plates can be bought directly through the platform located in the Vehicles and Drivers’ Licensing Department at Sharjah Police, or through the company's website www.EmiratesAuction.com and its smartphone application. Number plates can also be bought by visiting the Emirates Auction customer service center that is located in the Traffic Management Building at Al Ramtha Area in Sharjah.
One of the ......read more
45% of MENA respondents had been a victim of financial crime as opposed to 47% globally
96% believe that bribery and corruption is an important issue to tackle
57% indicate that consequences of bribery and corruption mean less government revenue
59% implement workflow and process reports while 60% fully conduct due diligence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2018: Thomson Reuters, world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, today released a global survey on the Cost of Financial Crime featuring new findings in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
The survey revealed that globally, 47% had been a victim of at least one form of financial crime within their global operations ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018: OMO will be seen collaborating with Emirates Red Crescent yet again for its annual charity drive, ‘Share A Touch Of Love’. The household brand known for championing mothers and children all around the globe will launch its clothes collection initiative this Ramadan. The campaign aims to build on the success of its previous record breaking editions that encourage the community to donate their gently used clothes at designated Mall stands, via scheduled pickups and at multiple donation boxes placed around the country.
OMO’s ‘Share A Touch of Love’ campaign has already collected and distributed over a million items of clothing from the previous editions and this year holds the promise to see that figure grow immensely. The clothes collected from the drive are washed with ......read more
Dubai – 23 May 2018: Dubai Customs participated in Shenzhen Security Summit in China on 10 and 11 May. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and Younis Othman, IT Director attended the event.
The participation aimed at learning about the best practices in security that can help protect borders and entry points, control and monitor passenger traffic and implement latest techniques in risk management.
Dubai Customs delegation also visited the smart operations center in Shenzhen where the city is controlled using 24-hour Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems. Another visit was made to the Huawei headquarters which aimed at learning about the strategies and work practices followed in the global company, and how beneficial the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is to them.
“Our ......read more
Discounts to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh
Up to 60% on 15-30kg packages sent via international Express
Dubai, UAE; 23 May 2018: In line with the Year of Zayed, Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, has launched a heartfelt initiative offering discounts on international Express shipments for six destinations. Following the principles of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, on community philanthropy, Emirates Post has announced a valuable offering of varied discounts for shipments weighing 15-30kg to six destinations, this Ramadan. This initiative aims at giving customers a chance to share the gratitude and happiness of the Holy Month with their families back home.
Commenting on this initiative, ......read more
World’s leading expert is in RAK to examine Chinese blue and white pottery found here
‘Ras Al Khaimah is a place that has had constant human habitation for over 7,000 years’
May 21, 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, has met renowned archaeologists from China who are in the Emirate to uncover details about the ancient ‘Silk Road’ trade links between the Far East and this region.
Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Antiquities and Museums has developed a collaboration with the Palace Museum, Beijing, and Durham University, in the UK, to conduct a scientific study in the Emirate to learn more about the Chinese pottery discovered here in recent years. Currently, a team of Palace Museum ......read more
Dubai – 21 May 2018: Adnan Al Abbar, CEO of Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees applauded the recent achievement of Trakhees customer service center in getting a 4-star rating from Dubai Government 2017 in the “International star service rating system”.
“This reflects our strategy in developing our services in fulfilment of Dubai Plan 2021 of turning Dubai into the place of choice for living and work. This classification is a reflection of our incessant efforts in improving our service and product offerings”.
He pointed out that departments who seek excellence always studies any gaps in service delivery and work hard in a creative way to fill these gaps.
“These efforts are part of our strategy to facilitate smart services to our customers in support ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st May, 2018: DIFC Wills Service welcomes smooth implementation of new rules to speed up enforcement of Wills for non-Muslim residents and investors
Marking its third anniversary, Dubai’s DIFC Wills Service Centre has welcomed the swift implementation of a new law which is streamlining the enforcement of inheritance cases in the courts.
The Wills Service Centre (WSC) was established in 2015 and has now registered over 4,000 Wills to clients in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
Dubai’s Law No 15 was passed in late 2017 and was designed to clarify the administration of Wills for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai. Its impact has been immediate, with eight DIFC Wills enforced by Dubai Courts in the early part of this year.
Sean Hird, Director of the DIFC Wills Service, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018: Whilst the formal inauguration of the Founder’s Memorial took place on 26 February in Abu Dhabi, the newly completed project which celebrates the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, was fully opened to the public on 22 April.
The opening marks another celebration in the Year of Zayed, and is one of a series of events planned throughout 2018 to commemorate the centenary of his birth.
Located at the western end of Abu Dhabi’s world famous Corniche, this spectacular 3.3 hectare project comprising a visitor centre and sensitively landscaped public plaza has, as its centrepiece, a unique public artwork comprising stainless steel geometic shapes, suspended on tensioned cables, providing visitors with a 30 metre ......read more
In Line with Efforts to Reinforce Abu Dhabi's Position in Excellence Government Performance
Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2018
Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) threw the spotlight on two of its pioneering initiatives-- “TAMM”, Abu Dhabi’s integrated government services solutions aimed at achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government through a journey-focused approach, and “AD Connect”, which looks towards the enablement and integration of government documents across all government services-- during its participation at Malta's Public Service Week 2018, a week-long celebration that ran from May 18 to May 27,2018 in Valletta City. The Public Service Week 2018 served as a strategic platform for ADSSSA to showcase its recent series of achievements, including the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2018
The International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), the UAE government Think Tank that was established to provide solutions to the challenges of extremism and sectarianism and to promote the culture of tolerance, today unveiled its official logo.
The new logo, which reflects the Institute’s goals and values, will be used in all IIT’s future communications, collaterals, initiatives and events.
Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, IIT’s Managing Director, said: “The launch of our official logo is a step forward towards the enablement of the Institute’s mission and vision to achieve a brighter future.”
Dr. Al Shaibani added that the Institute’s logo, which will adorn IIT’s programs and initiatives, reflects the Center’s identity, which demonstrates that ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018: His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. He was received by a delegation led by HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company); Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar; Yousef Baselaib, Masdar’s Executive Director for Sustainable Real Estate; and Bader Al Lamki, Masdar’s Executive Director for Clean Energy.
Prime Minister Ahmed, who assumed office in April, was briefed on Masdar’s mandate to deliver on the renewable energy vision of Abu Dhabi and to catalyze clean technology investments in the Arab world and international markets.
Masdar officials presented on the company’s diverse portfolio of projects, including Shams 1, the ......read more
Dubai, May 17th 2018 - The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates (FBC) has received the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Representative Entities, presented by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. This award was given during the Business Excellence Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at Dubai Opera.
The Dubai Quality Award is an initiative created by the Department of Economic Development (DED) to promote quality and excellence. It provides organizations a tool to benchmark performance and document existing gaps, but also give a framework to ensure that all different initiatives are pulling in the desired ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018: TRAINING OVERVIEW:
Innovation masterclass is not about creating an occasional reaction to changes or just new one-off initiatives in isolation. It is the creation of a management led culture of innovation that generates meaningful breakthroughs and creates ongoing real value for the organization and its customers.
Innovation masterclass is a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together all of the creative resources, capabilities and knowledge within an organization to produce innovative changes to business models, processes, products and services that will drive new business growth and create a strategic competitive advantage.
Innovation Masterclass consists of multiple number of interactive workshops that will help participants to:
Have a clear insight into ......read more
Lecture part of campaign to reduce accident deaths to zero by 2021.
110 courier bikes delivery drivers of ZAJEL attend lecture
Dubai, UAE, 15 May, 2018
In cooperation with ZAJEL, the UAE’s fastest growing courier company and preferred by government departments, the General Directorate of Traffic - Dubai Police organised an awareness lecture targeting bike drivers engaged for delivery by courier companies and restaurants.
The awareness lecture is part of the campaign of Dubai Police to reduce the number accident deaths to zero by 2021.
Hosted by ZAJEL in its Dubai Head Office and attended by 110 courier bike drivers, the lecture comes as part of a campaign on “sudden veering” organised by Dubai Police to reduce traffic accidents. The campaign is targeting all drivers, especially restaurants and delivery ......read more
Registration to be completed through the UAE Volunteer Platform
Two editions of Volunteer Globally will take place in Senegal and Nepal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that it will be organizing two editions of Volunteer Globally, one of the main pillars of Dubai Cares’ community outreach activities, to mark the “Year of Zayed 2018”. The organization is now accepting applications from interested volunteers through the UAE Volunteer Platform for both editions, with the first taking place in Senegal between September 2 and 8 and the second in Nepal between October 30 and November 6.
Each edition of Volunteer Globally will involve 15 UAE-based volunteers travelling to a remote village ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) organized a training workshop for specialists from the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, to familiarize them with the UAE's guidelines and legislation on the production and transportation of food products of animal origin and on ways to comply with them.
The workshop is in line with the Ministry's strategic plan to promote food safety in the country and its mandate to protect consumers from harmful, contaminated, adulterated food products that do not conform to safety guidelines.
Majd Alherbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at MOCCAE, affirmed that the Ministry is keen to organize initiatives that enhance awareness of the UAE’s guidelines and legislation regarding ......read more
CUD Graduation honours ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan’ in centennial Year of Zayed
Dubai, May 14, 2018: Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the Canadian University in Dubai (CUD) hosted its 8th graduation ceremony recently and named it ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’ to salute the brave UAE hero.
HH Sheikh Nahyan conferred degrees on 360 students at a spectacular ceremony held at Dubai Opera, attended by a galaxy of prominent dignitaries, including H.E. Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, and members of the University’s Board of Trustees, Hon. Sheila Copps PC OC, former Heritage Minister, Environment Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Hon. Dalton ......read more
Al Mansouri: Countries are now more open to adopting the UAE’s Islamic economy model
Kazim: Initiatives to achieve Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy vision well on track
Al Awar: The Centre is working towards unifying halal standards globally
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018: His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), today announced that the Islamic economy generates 8.3 per cent of Dubai’s GDP, according to Dubai Statistics Centre, a strategic partner of DIEDC. He shared the statistics, mapping the contribution of key sectors – Islamic finance, manufacturing and trade – while chairing the second meeting of ......read more
Recitals of the Holy Quran at various timings five times a day to suit all listeners to complete the Holy Quran within a month
Dubai, May 13, 2018: Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Holy Quran Radio has announced its new special programmes for Ramadan, which will start on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan 1439. The announcement came at a media roundtable held at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) offices today.
The radio station airs across the UAE at a frequency of 91.4FM. A series of recitals of one chapter of the Holy Quran will happen at various intervals five times a day ......read more
United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2018: Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) UAE, in collaboration with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), organised an Umrah trip for 28 cancer patients and four FOCP supervisors, to show them moral support while enabling them to perform Umrah rituals which helps to alleviate their sufferings and overcome the obstacles they face along their journey of treatment with hope and spiritual guidance.
The initiative stems from FOCP’s belief in the power of psychological and spiritual support for cancer patients – a move consistent with their multi-pronged approach to patient treatment, which seeks to inspire confidence in them and truly believe in their potential for a full recovery.
In a gesture to enhance institutional cooperation to further ......read more
Addresses 34th Session of FAO Regional Conference for the Near East in Rome
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 May 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today commended the nation’s approaches and policies to bolster agriculture production and food sustainability through leveraging modern technology to ultimately enhance the sector’s efficiency.
The Minister is leading the UAE delegation to the 34th session of FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (NERC34), that concludes in the Italian capital of Rome on May 11.
Also present on the occasion was His Excellency Saqer Nasser Ahmed Abdullah Al Raisi, Ambassador of the UAE to Italy.
Dr Zayoudi praised the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ......read more
Dubai – 10 May 2018: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office Mr Mansour Bouseiba, CEO, Nedaa Professional Communication Corporation. They discussed enhancing cooperation to develop service delivery to clients in support of the national sustainable economic development. This will include probable future partnership and exchange of expertise using Nedaa’s latest technologies in telecommunications.
“Advanced telecommunications can help us provide the best service to our clients so that they can get the highest revenues from their business. We have gone far and wide in adopting the latest technologies and using the most advanced IT applications in support of legitimate trade and to protect society from the perils of counterfeit products”.
On his part, ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 09 May 2018 – In line with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) commitment to support all philanthropies inside and outside the country, AMAF announced that it had granted license to the first endowment foundation.
The license was granted per the Law No. 14 issued for regulating endowment by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The purpose of the law is to create a legislative environment that is conductive to establishing endowment institutions.
The endowment foundation sets to be financially independent non-profit organization financed by the foundation’s profit to fund its programs and initiatives. The financial resources of the endowment foundation come from any endowment property, and all return on ......read more
* Lectures expanded this year and will be delivered in four languages
Dubai, 8 May 2018: Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will hold the 5th edition of ‘Haboub al Khair’, a series of lectures by prominent Muslim Imams
Focusing on the core values of Islam and its impact on of the lives of people.
Haboub al Khair lectures will start from 3rd of Ramadan until 9th Ramadan - from May 19 to 25 and will be held at four mosques across the UAE, including Mirdif Grand Mosque in Dubai, Amna Al Kabeer Mosque in Ajman, Shaheed Issa Al Badwawi Mosque in Hatta, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Umm ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 5, 2018 – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that Al Dhaid Hospital and Al Baraha Hospital have achieved Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 award was presented to the hospitals during the EMRAM ......read more
UAE, 5 March, 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met HE Milos Perisic, the Serbian ambassador to the UAE, to discuss the possibility of further developing bilateral cooperation in the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences in the health sectors of both countries. The meeting, which was held ......read more
Initiatives fall under ‘Yad Al Khair Committee’ in alignment with ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2018]: In line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) — the judicial arm of Dubai Land ......read more
Region’s definitive national security event gets underway at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 6 March
Microsoft named exhibition’s artificial intelligence partner
Event tackles security-related themes including innovation, artificial intelligence
Leading companies from 55 countries including US, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey and ......read more
UAE, March 4, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has successfully conducted a legislative drafting training course for its legal staff entitled 'Legislation and Innovation', as part of the SLC’s endeavours to foster innovation in legislative work and enhance the SLC legal staff’s capabilities to draft viable, ......read more
Increase of 25% in registered companies at DAFZA with multinational companies making up 36% of total number of companies in the freezone
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “Results confirm DAFZA’s position as one of the world’s most advanced and developed freezones”
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni: “A successful journey over the past two ......read more
Dubai Police to Mark Inaugural Participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
To showcase smart services at Stand No. 4100, Hall 4 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Co-located Major Events Safety and Security Summit and new Future of Policing forum to run in partnership with Dubai Police
Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 01, 2018: The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National ......read more
Ajman environment conference to see seven global keynote experts
Ajman, UAE, March 01, 2018: The fifth edition of the Ajman International Environment Conference is to see seven keynote global environment researchers and experts out of 70 international lecturers to chip in the Summit.
Dr. Michael D’Andrae (Adaptation to Climate Change)
The list of keynote speakers includes Dr. ......read more
Pearl Initiative launches Governance in Philanthropy pilot in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
MoU signing with King Khalid Foundation
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018: The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region, ......read more
UAE, February 27, 2018 - H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met with H.E. Bahodur Sharifi, Republic of Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss cooperation between their two countries in the health field. Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and ......read more
UAE, 27 February 2018– Dubai Government Workshop has launched a series of interactive activities falling in line with the celebration of UAE Innovation Month, which is being held in response to the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Government Workshop's participation ......read more
Distinguished British policy expert Simon Anholt will outline the role and importance of government communicators in enhancing global reputations
Sharjah, 27 February 2018: The International Government Communication Forum 2018 (IGCF) is to play host to distinguished British policy advisor Simon Anholt, who will be speaking on how nations can improve government communication practices to ......read more
UAE, February 26, 2018 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently highlighted the importance of commitment to instill generosity and other positive values among the young generation and make them as role models in advancing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of raising the UAE’s reputation as a leading nation in ......read more
In line with its continuous smart transformation and innovation programs and in support of the UAE Innovation Month this year, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will highlight its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2018 taking place at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah. ......read more
H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council.
The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 ......read more
Dubai – 22 February 2018: Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital ......read more
Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 – PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony.
Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of ......read more
21% rise compared to 2016
Dubai – 21 February 2018: Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:
The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.
The ......read more
19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab ......read more
UAE, February 18, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman's Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be ......read more
UAE, January 17, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai, has launched a new initiative ‘Leader's Challenge’ under the theme, ‘Adoption of Zayed's Thoughts and Leadership’ during a special discussion session organized by the SLC’s Creativity and Innovation department and hosted by the SLC Leadership Council at the ......read more
Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018
Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 - The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018: A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.
“Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and ......read more
As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 - Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, ......read more
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:
The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments
WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future
The World Government Summit has become one of ......read more
Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai ......read more
Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through ......read more
Happiness Economics professor Veenhoven: “government quality key condition for ensuring happiness”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Recent experience shows that governments can ‘nudge’ citizens towards a greater level of civic engagement and happiness, said Cass Sunstein, a leading advocate of behavioral economics, during the Global Dialogue for ......read more
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi announces the launch of the Global Happiness Policy Report
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Government policy and societal well-being are intertwined, the UAE’s Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing said at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness that got underway in Dubai today ahead of the sixth edition of the World ......read more
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning: SDGs are a reflection of cultural and spiritual philosophies
Positive psychology, happiness pyramids, Sustainable Development Goals – and ways to measure whether they work – are critical indicators, says Minister
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, joined His Excellency Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, for a high-level panel discussion ......read more
Whether you’re a small or large organization, you have an obligation to make a difference in the community
Happiness is about creating a work environment where ordinary people can do extraordinary things
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – The private sector can play a significant role in promoting and enabling happiness within societies, said ......read more
Over 500 people attend the Opening of Seaside Startup Summit in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 11 February 2018: Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the very first Seaside Startup Summit UAE officially inaugurated yesterday, on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. More ......read more