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Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018:   Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.   Until now, little was known about the precise rotational patterns of Sun-like ......read more

Kalyan Silks Flood relief

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma Maitri Auditorium, Thrissur, on September 16. Shri. Prakash Pattabhiraman, Shri. Mahesh Pattabhiraman, Executive Directors, Kalyan Silks, Smt. Akitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, Smt. Beena Murali, Deputy Mayor, Shri. Mahesh, Corporation Councilor, Shri C.A Salim, President, Chamber of Commerce, Thrissur were also present on the occasion.

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Dubai Health Authority officials to get leadership training

Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.  The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in collaboration with Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government and more than 400 officials benefitted from the programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are keen to foster and develop young national talent in the health sector. The DHA focusses on continuous training and medical ......read more

Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot in 2018 Safest Cities in the World Ranking

International indices place Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world Abu Dhabi, 19, September 2018:   Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.  Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world, including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city in the world, with the emirate's safety index rising from 86.46 points for the first half of last year to 88.26 points during the first six months of this year.  HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary, at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, said: “Safety is paramount ......read more

New retirement visas likely to drive long-term inheritance planning for UAE expats

DIFC Wills Service Centre expects significant increase in Will registrations as residents protect their property and investments after retirement September 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The head of the DIFC Wills Service Centre says he’s expecting a significant increase in the number of foreign residents registering new Wills as a result of the Government’s recently announced 5-year retirement visa. Sean Hird, Director of the WSC, says the retirement visa is the latest in a series of carefully calibrated Government legal initiatives to ensure that the UAE remains the GCC’s top destination for overseas investment. He believes that foreign residents and business owners who choose to stay after retirement will now commit to firm financial planning, rather than putting off important decisions. In particular, he expects ......read more

Dubai to host 13th IAMRA conference in 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 13thInternational Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference will take place from October 6-9 in Dubai. DHA will host the conference in association with the 3rd Dubai Health Regulation Conference. This is the first time IAMRA is hosting a conference in the Middle East region. IAMRA has 113 members from 47 countries and the organization shares a common goal that patients should have access to highly qualified and competent medical staff.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA thanked HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid for his patronage and for supporting this conference. Al ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council meets with the UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss cooperation

Dubai – 18 September 2018 The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The visiting delegation was received by HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; HE Faiza Al Sayed, Vice-President of the Dubai Business Women Council; the Board members of the Dubai Business Women Council; and Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, the Secretary General of the University Leadership Council (ULC). The two sides discussed methods of enhancing cooperation to empower women in the business ......read more

Volunteers from the UAE join hands with the community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal to build a new community school

Thirteen UAE-based volunteers join school-building mission in Senegal    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17 September 2018:  60 Senegalese school children welcomed the promise of a new school in their community which is in the process of being constructed in the local community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal, under the umbrella of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative. Upon completion, the primary school premises will benefit 60 school children, 60 illiterate adults and 300 villagers. Earlier this week, thirteen UAE-based volunteers, who represented 9 nationalities, travelled to Senegal to set the foundation for the educational centerpiece of the community by donating their time and energy for a great cause.    It is estimated that approximately 38% of Senegal’s ......read more

Sharjah's Recognition as ‘Accessible City for Physically Disabled' Hailed as Historic Step Towards Empowerment

Emirate to Be Declared ‘accessible City for Physically Disabled’ on October 31 at United Nations by World Federati0n of Disabled Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Top officials and heads of various government entities have welcomed steps being taken by the United Nations recognising Sharjah as the “Accessible City for the Physically Disabled,” hailing it as yet another feather in the Emirate’s cap and a proud milestone in its journey of inclusive progress and empowerment. The Emirate is to be formally declared the ‘Accessible City for the Physically Disabled’ during the World Cities Day at the United Nations in New York on October 31, 2018 by the World Federation of the Disabled.    Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police Major General ......read more

Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector

11th September, 2018-ABU DHABI-The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president honoring the event by visiting the exhibition.  Sheikh Zayed then ordered that ADIHEX becomes an annual event and since then the exhibition is held annually in the UAE capital. ADIHEX has since then expanded into the world’s largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation. This year’s ADIHEX is dedicated to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed the first falconer, and one of the most significant naturalists in the world, who has since the 1930s, envisioned the need to strike a balance between falconry conservation and heritage, hunting and preservation of birds and ......read more

DHA launches 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (You Are Our Pride) initiative

The program aims to motivate DHA employees to excel in their jobs and join the authority’s drive in creating a first class medical system in Dubai. Employees who take part and excel in this program will be awarded. In 2017, DHA facilities served more than 4 million customers.    UAE, Dubai, September 11, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (Your are our Pride) initiative. This year’s initiative will focus on increasing employee satisfaction and happiness, the initiative includes more award categories to ensure a wider participation of DHA employees. It aims to encourage all DHA employees from different specializations to be innovative; spread the culture of creativity and it gives them an opportunity to join the authority in its developmental ......read more

DIHAD Offers a Ray of Hope to Syrian Children at ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood' Refugee Camp in Jordan

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11  September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp. The initiative aims for giving a hand to the Syrian refugee children and bringing a smile to their faces, by providing the necessary school supplies before the start of the new academic year.  DIHAD delegation headed by Dr. ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced their partnership to help send one million children to school by 2020. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at providing quality education opportunities for the most vulnerable and marginalized children across the MENA region, starting with 200,000 direct beneficiaries which will include children, parents and teachers.   Aligned to Majid Al Futtaim’s socio-economic sustainability goal, ‘Transforming Lives’ and the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), the partnership will focus on improving access to integrated and ......read more

P&O Marinas Signs MoU with Dubai SME

Dubai – Sat. 8 September 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) subsidiary P&O Marinas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai SME. The agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to boost mutual cooperation in introducing best services to their clients towards realising the vision of Dubai Government in support of Dubai’s economy.   Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O and Executive Director of Mina Rashid, and Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, signed the MoU which will see both parties provide facilitations and additional advantages to each other’s clients in order to promote economic activity and support Dubai’s efforts in attracting more business and ......read more

Sharjah Authorities Vow Effective Steps to Check Accidents Involving Children in High-Rise Buildings

Call for Public-private Partnership to Enforce Greater Safety of Children; Stricter Compliance of Building Norms  Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Top Sharjah officials and heads of various government entities and departments who met Wednesday to discuss the recent tragic accidents of children falling off high-rise buildings emphasised that a number of effective and innovative measures have been taken in partnership with all stakeholders to deal with the problem. They reaffirmed their commitment to enforcing all possible safety and security standards in high-rise buildings and residential units in the Emirate according to highest global standards, calling for a public-private partnership to deal with the problem and prevent such tragedies in the future. The meeting was presided over by HE Thabit Al Turaifi, Director ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi achieves Investors in People accolade

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2018:   The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) accreditation after achieving the standards set by the international people management organisation. In addition to the main IIP award, DCT Abu Dhabi also achieved Health and Wellbeing Silver Level accreditation in recognition of its Wellness Programme. DCT Abu Dhabi is the first organisation in the Middle East to achieve this accolade, reflecting the Department’s commitment to high performance through best-practice people management.  Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what is required to lead, support and manage people effectively in order to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the Investors in People ......read more

UAE Visa-Free Entry Announced for Citizens of El Salvador

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates for stays of up to 90 days.     Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for stays of up to 90 days. Travellers will receive an entry stamp upon arrival. Previously, nationals of El Salvador had to apply for a UAE visa prior to travel.     How Fragomen can assist?   Fragomen will continue monitoring the situation and will revert with additional information as developments occur.     

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Malabar Group offers INR 7 Crore to Kerala flood relief

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Malabar Group has announced a contribution of total 7 crore Indian rupees to the Kerala flood relief. The flood that swept away almost half of Kerala has cost many life and property. The overall loss is yet to be estimated, however honourable Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and government is leading a very commendable rehabilitation work. To support the activities of Chief Minister, Mr. MP Ahammed Chairman-Malabar Group handed over a cheque of INR 2 crore yesterday at Trivandrum, Kerala. He also committed a financial help of INR 5 crore for rebuilding and repairing houses lost and damaged in the flood. This includes RS. 1 crore collected from the employees of Malabar Group. Hence, the total relief from Malabar Group is 7 crore Indian rupees. The entire relief activities will be routed through Malabar ......read more

Sharjah Xposure Unveils New Competition Categories

International Photography Festival Allocates Category For Government Staff, Says SGMB Director Allay SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Aug 29, 2018 –   Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has unveiled the details of the 2018 Xposure International Photography Festival, to be held from November 21-24, 2018 at Expo Centre Sharjah, with the addition of several new competition categories and attractive opportunities for photography professionals and enthusiasts.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Xposure, the region’s first-of-its-kind and immensely popular International Photography Festival attracts globally-acclaimed and award-winning photographers, as well as amateurs and photography enthusiasts from ......read more

Emirati Women's Day

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi: Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  We congratulate Emirati women on this occasion which has become a national day for celebrating their many achievements in all fields. Women have been essential in the establishment of the UAE and in its continuous development, thanks to the vision of our late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a great advocate for a woman’s right to learn, work and become involved in all aspects of government, society and life. We have dedicated this year to celebrate Zayed’s philosophy of elevating women’s status, pushing for the advancement of the Emirati society as a whole and raising the UAE’s profile in terms of legislation and laws that safeguard women’s rights and ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank donates AED 5 Million for Kerala Flood Victims

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to coordinate urgent relief campaign for the affected victims from Kerala floods, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has donated AED 5 million to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment (MBRCH), in support of the establishment’s efforts to help thousands of flood-affected people in Kerala state in southern India following the catastrophic conditions they are living in from the effects of devastating floods, which is the ......read more

Al Mazrouei: The UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities

Sharjah, 28, August 2018:  On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, stated that the UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities that has enabled them to attain remarkable achievements and expand their participation in the development of the UAE. Al Mazrouei said: “The Constitution of the UAE, the UAE vision 2021, the local government strategies, and the Emirati Citizen's Code of Values and Conduct have all focused on empowering women, developing their capabilities, and continuing  to build on the achievements that they have attained since the formation of the Union, following the path set by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.” Al Mazrouei ......read more

McDonald's UAE raises AED 320,000 for Emirates Red Crescent

As part of their joint cooperation Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  McDonald’s UAE has announced that it has raised AED320,000 from its Ramadan children’s books campaign in association with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The sum includes the proceeds from the sales of children's social awareness and entertainment books, as well as Emirates Red Crescent donation boxes, which were placed at McDonald’s restaurants across the country as part of the campaign. Hassan Abu Ezzeddin, Marketing Manager of McDonald’s UAE, delivered the check on behalf of Rafic Fakih, Managing Director and Partner of McDonald's UAE, to Mohammed Yousuf Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary-General for Support Services in Emirates Red Crescent at the headquarters of the organization in Abu Dhabi. Al-Fahim stressed that the Emirates ......read more

Al Owais: the UAE's approach to empowering women is the ideal standard

Sharjah, 27 August 2018:  HE Abdulla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), stated that the UAE’s approach to empowering women in various fields is the ideal standard that helps women achieve their goals and reflects the cultural level that the UAE has achieved under the vision of the wise leadership. On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Al Owais expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates; His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; and to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; for their continued efforts, since the establishment of the Union of the Emirates by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to ......read more

Dr. B. R. Shetty donates INR 4 Crores for the welfare efforts of the Kerala-flood-affected victims

Dubai, 25 August 2018:   Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, Founder Finablr Group, and Chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare met with Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today and handed over a cheque of INR 4 Crores in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating floods that has affected the state. He was accompanied by Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and Executive Director of Finablr, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Healthcare, and Amit Saxena, MD & CEO of Unimoni India, on the occasion.  “Despite the catastrophic event, the resilience shown by the people of Kerala is commendable. The rehabilitation of the nearly million displaced is a critical priority and we must all join hands to support ......read more

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10,000 Iftar meals from Al Ansari Exchange during the Holy Month of Ramadan…

UAE, 26 May 2018 – As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and in line with the “year of Zayed”, Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, allocated 10,000 ready-made Iftar meals packs to be distributed to the needy people in the UAE in observation of the holy month of Ramadan. The move is part of the ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases IPR efforts to Japanese delegation…

Dubai – 26 May 2018:   Dubai Customs’ IPR Department received a Japanese business delegation at its main building in Mina Rashid. Yousef Ozair, Director of Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR), Narmin Ahmad Ali Issa, Director of Legal Affairs Department, Mohammed bin Nasser, Manager of Follow-up and Process Section, and Noora Ahmed Manager - Trade Marks & ......read more

Sharjah Police and Emirates Auction launch a new online auction…

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 ......read more

mson Reuters Releases True Cost of Financial Crime Report Featuring NEW Findings on MENA Markets…

    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 ......read more

OMO Set To Launch the 9th Edition Of Its Charitable Initiative 'Share A Touch Of Love' This Ramadan.…

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 ......read more

Dubai Customs participates in Shenzhen Security Summit…

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 ......read more

Emirates Post Offers Valued Discounts to Six Destinations this Ramadan…

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 ......read more

H.E. Al Mansoori: Decision strengthens UAE's position on the global investment map…

H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that the recent decision of the UAE Cabinet to raise global investors’ ownership of companies to 100 per cent, and the launching of an integrated system for UAE visas aimed at attracting talents, is a landmark step that fast tracks the country’s efforts towards achieving the objectives of the National Agenda 2021. ......read more

H.H Sheikh Saud Meets Palace Museum Beijing Officials in Ras Al Khaimah to Unearth Details of ...…

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 ......read more

Trakhees service center receives 4-star rating…

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 ......read more

Rapid Enforcement of DIFC Wills Probate Cases as New Law Gains Traction…

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 ......read more

Founder's Memorial 30 metre Constellation Installation…

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, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority Successfully Throws the Spotlight on TAMM and AD ...…

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 ......read more

International Tolerance Institute Unveils its Official Logo…

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, ......read more

HBMSU receives delegates from Umm Al Quwain to discuss smart education, innovation, ...…

UAE, May 19, 2018- Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), received recently H.E. Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Umm Al Quwain, and a delegation from the Umm Al Quwain Government who visited the university to learn more about its plan to re-shape the future of smart learning in the UAE and the Arab world. During ......read more

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Visits Masdar City…

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 ......read more

The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates Receives the Dubai Quality Appreciation ...…

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 ......read more

“Building and Sustaining World-class Innovation”…

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 ......read more

Dubai Police Organises Awareness Lecture on Sudden Veering in Cooperation with ZAJEL…

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 ......read more

Registration is now open for two upcoming editions of Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally taking place ...…

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 ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds Training Workshop for Specialists from Russian ...…

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 ......read more

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, confers degrees on 360 graduates…

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 ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre: Islamic Economy Contributes 8% of Dubai's GDP…

     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 ......read more

Leading global brands & law firms recognize DED-Ajman's remarkable deeds…

UAE, 13 May, 2018 - The Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) received a note of recognition from the representatives of leading international brands and law firms, including Tamimi & Co. and Louis Vuitton, for its efforts to protect consumers and constantly monitor the quality of goods. The Department was hailed for its ......read more

MOHAP concludes field work for National Health Survey…

UAE, 13 May 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) officially announced the successful completion of the field work, which included 150 scientists and researchers, as part of the National Health Survey approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and in cooperation with the government entities in the country. The Survey was launched under the theme ‘My Health is a ......read more

Dubai Holy Quran Radio launches new special programmes for Ramadan…

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, ......read more

FOCP and Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai Take 28 Cancer Patients to Umrah…

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 ......read more

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Commends Nation's Approaches, Policies to Bolster ...…

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 ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses cooperation with Nedaa…

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 ......read more

Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation Grants License to the First Endowment Foundation…

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 ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Holds 5th Edition of Haboub Al Khair…

* 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 ......read more

Oman to host prestigious and challenging international trail running event…

May 8, 2018: Oman is to be the location for one of the world’s most extreme sporting challenges when it hosts a premium long-distance trail running event in November this year. The inaugural OMAN by UTMB® event will see an international field of 300 runners take on a non-stop rugged 137km – 85mile – course over the varied and mountainous terrain of Oman’s Jebel Akhdar. ......read more

Smart gates to replace passport officials' platforms by 2030…

Next-Generation Departure’ project will enable passengers complete procedures in minimum time GDFRA-D implements nationality and residency related laws to bring security and economic benefit to the country Strategies in place to have security checkpoints of the future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2018:  Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman seizes fake goods worth over AED 82. 6 million…

UAE, 7 May, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the seizure of more than 413, 277 counterfeit versions of over 40 international brands worth over AED 82,655,400 million. DED-Ajman will be taking legal action against the violators demonstrating the department's commitment to ensure the implementation of local and federal laws that prevent fraud in ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre to Host SpaceOps 2022 International Conference…

The forum of the space mission operations and ground systems community Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018:  Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), a member of the SpaceOps executive committee, announced today that it has been granted the right to host SpaceOps 2022 in Dubai, the international conference on space operations and data systems. The Centre has applied to host the ......read more

Dubai Investments posts strong Q1 2018 results; net profit surges by 25% to AED 362 million…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018:  Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, announced strong Q1 2018 financial results. Highlights:     Net profit increased by 25% to AED 362 million as compared to AED 289 million for Q1 2017     Total Income increased by 33% to AED 927 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Attends Inauguration of Two Projects in Albania Worth AED240 Million…

Tirana River Rehabilitation and Tirana Northern Boulevard projects directly benefit Albanian society, support development of key economic sectors Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2018:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, participated in the official inauguration of two of its funded projects in the ......read more

Dubai Police to participate at IIA International Conference Dubai in effort to maintain ...…

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri explains how A.I. and cyber security are vital to reducing crime 7 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Dubai Police has announced that it is delighted to partici-pate at next month’s Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Confer-ence 2018 in Dubai.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

DED-Ajman signs MOU with 2GIS to enhance services for investors…

UAE, May 5, 2018- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 2GIS, a technology solutions company, as part of its efforts to achieve integration between public and private sectors. The move is aimed at enhancing Ajman’s position on the world economic map through facilitating procedures and services for investors and providing ......read more

Dubai Customs develops strategies to support online trade…

Dubai – 5 May 2018:   Dubai Customs’ online trade development team organized its first meeting in cooperation with Dubai Customs partners. The team included representatives of Tariff and Origin Department, Project Delivery Department, DP World, JAFZA, DAFZA, Dubai South and Dubai Trade.   Ahmed Al Kharoosi, Director of Tariff and Origin Department said the ......read more

DSCE launches ‘My Energy, My Responsibility' campaign to raise awareness on energy efficiency…

May 3, 2018 - Further underscoring the significance of awareness creation in achieving the energy reduction target set by the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), officially unveiled the ‘My Energy, My Responsibility’ campaign. The initiative seeks to encourage general members of the community to be responsible for their energy resources ......read more

Abu Dhabi events present solutions for challenges facing drainage and stormwater networks in the ...…

03 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi and the Wet Infrastructure Summit events kicked off yesterday at Sofitel hotel, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Industry experts and professionals representing government bodies, as well as global and regional private companies gathered to discuss solutions for the natural and infrastructural ......read more

The Ministry of Health and Prevention launches a medical examination Center for residency in Dragon ...…

UAE, 2 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dragon Mart to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Launches Mascots Omeir and Ghbeisha…

Dubai, 1 May 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched two mascots, Omeir and Ghbeisha, at ‘Hag al-Leila’ on Monday, celebrating an significant Emirati tradition marking the eve of the 15th day of Sha’aban and serving as a precursor to the holy month of Ramadan.   Wearing traditional Emirati clothes, Omeir and Ghbeisha surprised the kids and adults ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches Harvard Diabetes Management Program…

UAE, May 1, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the ‘Harvard Diabetes Management Program’, in collaboration with AstraZeneca as part of the Circle of Care initiative and the Hope Project launched earlier in 2016, in cooperation with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The program was introduced in the presence of Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Balila, President of ......read more

Green Hope's April Advocacy…

Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2018:  It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Green Hope has been creating awareness among every section of civil society about the need to protect our planet and how we can achieve the 'Future We Want'. I am sharing below highlights of our April outreach and advocacy : a) We were invited to speak at the One Woman  Fearless Summit at Carleston ......read more

The Ministry of Economy launches The National Program for Supporting Young Innovative Companies…

Abu Dhabi, 30 April 2018: In the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, The Ministry of Economy (MoE), in partnership with 15 government and private sector entities, launched the National Program for Supporting Young Innovative Companies today (Monday) as part of its participation in ......read more

Dubai Customs Announces 134 Drug Seizures in Dubai Airports in 1st quarter of 2018…

Dubai – 30 April 2018: Dubai Customs announced that the number of drug seizures in Dubai Airports in first quarter of 2018 is 134. Weight of seized drugs was 119.6 kg compared to 3.8 kg in the same period in 2018, which means an increase of 115.8 kg.  Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in protecting society and preventing drugs from entering the UAE based on the latest and most ......read more

Union Coop to Sponsor the IIA's 2018 International Conference…

“Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum” The largest Consumer Coop in the UAE will be sponsoring the IIA’s 2018 International Conference, looking forward to writing a new & unique chapter in terms of community service and development April 30, 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Coop in the UAE signed a Memorandum of ......read more

UAE ranks eighth in world's top 10 countries and first among Arab countries for international ...…

Emirates Post Group wins International Express Mail Services Performance Award and International Express Mail Services Customer Service Award Latest achievements demonstrate Emirates Post Group's continuing commitment towards service excellence and support for UAE's move to promote a culture of innovation    Dubai , UAE – 30 April 2018:   Emirates Post ......read more

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