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the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Launches New Artist-in-residence Program

• The Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its Artist-in-Residence program and is accepting proposals for its first cohort until August 31st, 2019 • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant submissions deadline has been extended until August 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee has extended the deadline for digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until August 31st, 2019    Ras Al Khaimah, August 18, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its new Artist-in-Residence program and has issued an extended call for submissions for two of its other arts and culture initiatives: the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival and the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant. These opportunities ......read more

Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers

August 8th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  The spirit of sacrifice, generosity and the desire to bring a smile on the faces of the less privileged came to the fore as the young children of British Orchard Nursery put together almost 200 Eid packages for labourers in Dubai. The packages which were distributed to construction workers included calling cards for international dialling, caps to protect from the sun, hygiene products like shaving creams and deodorants, fruits, dates, water, juices and laban.  Labourers were particularly happy to receive calling cards which gives them a great opportunity to call their families back home on the occasion of Eid al Adha.  “Living away from families on a joyous occasion like Eid can be quite difficult. The Eid gifts were little tokens from the BON children to appreciate the hard ......read more

An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter

37,906 Fatwa issued by IACAD during the second quarter of 2019 Dubai, 8 August, 2019:  The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) issued 37,906 oral Fatwa through Ifta department of IACAD during the second quarter of 2019. As many as 171 visitors wishing to obtain Fatwa on various subjects were received, and a special team of 16 muftis (males and females) answered questions about various religious, jurisprudential and Sharia topics.  The data issued by the Ifta department for the second quarter of 2019 indicates that 12,831 questions were raised, accounting for about 34% of the total queries. The number of questions on general matters reached 6,314, which is 16.6% of the total, while queries related to Dunya issues (day-to-day operations) reached 5,040, accounting for 13.2% of the ......read more

DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt

Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to enhance the relationship and cooperation between both institutions and facilitate the performance of their respective supervisory tasks and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, combatting financial crime, conducting consolidated supervision of common firms and discussing crisis management. The MoU was signed by Mr Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, in Dubai on 28 July 2019 and by H. E. Tarek Amer, Governor of the CBE, in Egypt.  Bryan Stirewalt said: “We are honoured to be working hand in hand with the Central Bank of Egypt. This MoU will enhance the cooperation and relationship ......read more

SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspirations in the Emirate of Sharjah

Sharjah, 7 August 2019: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) held recently at its headquarters a coordination meeting with the Sharjah Police with the participation of representatives from a number of local departments.  The meeting aimed to discuss the launch of a number of community initiatives, as well as to strengthen the constant cooperation between the SCCI and the Sharjah Police.  This would help contribute to integrating the concerted efforts to realize the economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the relentless pursuit of serving the society in general and the business community in particular. Present at the meeting were Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the ......read more

Dubai Customs foils smuggling 274,000 captagon pills

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    Dubai Customs foiled a drug smuggling attempt in which the smugglers concealed the drugs in the fuel tank of their vessel. They thought inspectors will not search in that hot spot of the vessel near the engine which can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius.  The confused dhow captain aroused the suspections of the inspectors who has high experience and training in body language. Thorough inspections led to uncover 137 plastic bags that contained 274,000 Captagon pills. This is the second biggest drug seizure for the Coastal Customs Centers Management after the seizure of 783,800 captagon pills in 2018. There were 8 drug seizures in 2018.  This reflects the very important role Dubai Customs plays in protecting society and securing borders as part of its vision of ......read more

Dubai Cares supports research to develop a learning framework that safeguards continuous quality education for children affected by crisis

• Dubai Cares’ AED 1.1 million (USD 300,000) contribution is part of an AED 18.35 million (USD 5 million) commitment made last year towards UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ • The 2-year research is spearheaded by UNICEF, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Microsoft and other key educational partners   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 4 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a two-year research and design phase of a project that aims to provide continuous quality education for children whose education has been disrupted by rapid onset or protracted crises.   The research explores the development of a global quality learning curriculum framework that is referred to as a ......read more

Ahmad Al Abdulla Supports ‘Eid in Your Home' Initiative by DLD to Facilitate Release of 22 Detainees in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    On occasion of Eid Al Adha under the initiative ‘Eid in Your Home’, Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of New Dubai Properties, collaborated with Dubai Land Department (DLD), to facilitate release of 22 detainees with rental cases through his generous donation.  Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, said, “Our support to this cause is an expression of the spirit of humanity that characterises Dubai and its citizens. People caught in rent-related cases are not criminals but ordinary human beings who have suffered difficult circumstances that have led to this situation. We are glad they will be home to celebrate Eid Al Adha with the families.” Eid in Your Home is the first of its kind charitable initiative in Dubai in keeping with the pillars of the Year of ......read more

Dubai Customs, handles 3.9m passengers and 7.2m bags in Terminal (1), DXB International Airport in H1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:     During his evening tour to Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih urged employees to go above and beyond in order to provide passengers at the busiest airport in the world with the best smart services, and take all procedures to ensure highest levels of security, especially in summer and Eid holidays.    “Following the 50-year charter, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to contribute towards a vision that sees Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth, Dubai Customs offers passengers into Dubai airports the best and most advanced services” Musabih said. Musabih was accompanied in his visit to ......read more

MoHAP Reveals its Plans for Providing Best Medical Services for Pilgrims During Hajj Season

Abu Dhabi/ Dubai, August 3rd, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the departure of the medical mission to Saudi Arabia to accompany the UAE’s hajj official mission. The medical mission consists of 70 doctors, nurses, and administrators. The medical mission will be providing the entire healthcare services and offering preventive and medical advice for pilgrims.  Database for Pilgrims and Medical Team for Rapid Intervention Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center and Head of MoHAP’s Hajj Medical Mission, explained that the preparatory mission arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 25. Al Zarouni pointed out that the medical staff comprises specialized competencies which have been trained to provide medical and ......read more

Undersecretary of MoHAP and Nicaraguan Health Minister Hold Meeting to Discuss Means of Boosting Cooperation in Healthcare Field

Dubai, Aug 1st, 2019 The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Undersecretary (MoHAP’s Undersecretary), HE Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, received a high-ranking Nicaraguan delegation headed by the Minister of Health, Sonia Castro Gonzalez. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of boosting cooperation in the healthcare services field, exchanging visits, harnessing the UAE’s expertise in the preventive health system and reducing non-communicable diseases. In addition to the possibility of establishing private pharmaceutical plants and hospitals in Nicaragua, dispatching medical teams to contribute to the treatment of some medical cases and learning about Nicaragua’s experience in kidney transplant. The meeting was also attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the ......read more

Deadline Extended for Applications for 3rd Edition of Futurism Programme

Due to high demand, applications will now close for submission on Monday 5 August, 9am UAE time Start-ups from all over the world invited to complete their applications, to showcase entrepreneurial spirit with innovative technology solutions for the travel and tourism sector   Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2019: The deadline for technology start-ups to enter this year’s international Futurism Programme, a zero-equity accelerator initiative launched by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), will now close on Monday 5 August 2019 at 9am UAE time.    With the aim to boost technology innovation within the tourism industry and further position Dubai as a leading international technology hub for start-ups, the 3rd edition of the annual Futurism Programme, which is being run in ......read more

RAKEZ clients enjoy exclusive banking benefits with Mashreq

Ras Al Khaimah, 31 July 2019: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the UAE, have signed a collaboration agreement at RAKEZ headquarters today, that opens up RAKEZ clients to special banking benefits and solutions particularly designed for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With the agreement signed by RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad and Mashreq Head of Business Banking Rohit Garg, RAKEZ clients are guaranteed to experience fast-track account openings with support from a dedicated team. In addition, RAKEZ clients will have access to wide-ranging portfolio of Mashreq products, including account openings, transactions and financial services.  “When you’re running a business, having a bank that you can rely on is just as important as choosing the ideal place to grow ......read more

Business as usual as Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre undergoes refurbishment

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2019:  Emirates Post has announced that the Dubai Central Happiness Centre at Karama will undergo a refurbishment, which commences on Sunday, 04 August 2019. Office hours will remain the same and services will continue as usual but operations will be temporarily relocated to the mezzanine floor and corner side-office from the main hall. Customers are advised to follow the wayfinding directions on arrival at the centre.   The Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre will receive a modern upgrade to ensure an improved and streamlined experience for customers. The updated interior will also provide a more comfortable look and feel as well as additional customer information for added convenience.    HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said, ......read more

Climate Innovation Starts in Dubai

Dubai Carbon Develops Radical New Update for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Methodology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2019:  Dubai Carbon’s mission to transform Dubai’s sustainability status is positively impacting countries around the globe, after it recently submitted a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology for review to a panel at the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The methodology update has been accepted and published by the UNFCCC Executive Board. In this case, a methodology is an in-depth algorithm researched and studied to calculate emissions for specific activities. The UNFCCC’s methodology has now been updated with the developments from Dubai Carbon, and is available to be utilised by countries worldwide as they work towards ......read more

MoHAP Holds Workshop for its Staff on Emergency Response and Crisis Management

Dubai, July 30th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently organized a workshop on emergency response and crisis management. The workshop was held in coordination with the Emirates Foundation “Sanid”, with the participation of employees from all medical districts. The event comes within the context of the regular updating of the plans and programs for strengthening the readiness and flexibility of MoHAP’s facilities in terms of confronting various risks, developing the efficiency and effectiveness of the key processes in the management of emergencies, crises and disasters, and raising the awareness of MoHAP staff upon dealing with crises and emergencies. The three-day workshop aimed at qualifying the employees on the readiness and preparedness for emergency cases and safety enhancement, ......read more

Dubai Customs announces achievements in 2Q 2019

Dubai – 30 July 2019: Dubai Customs announced its new achievements in 2Q 2019 as a leading customs organization that supports sustainable economic development in the UAE.  “We go above and beyond in fulfilment of our vision of becoming the leading customs administration in the world supporting legitimate trade and following the directives and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai” Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said. “We are applying and adopting the latest AI applications to enhance and upgrade our services and facilities to our clients. This includes carrying out a number of ambitious projects and engaging in the emirate’s bold initiatives such as Dubai Silk Road, one of the 50-year charter ......read more

Statement in response to media feedback on classification of the UAE among the developed countries in the WTO

Abu Dhabi, July 30, 2019   The United States submitted a communication to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under document WT/GC/W/757 “An undifferentiated WTO: self-declared development status risks institutional irrelevance.” This paper says countries at the WTO should not be allowed to self-declare themselves as “developing countries.” US also notes that developed countries have been severely disadvantaged in the WTO system due to Special and Differential Treatment (S&D) flexibilities that all developing countries enjoy.   Under the existing WTO conventions, S&D gives developing countries unilateral flexibility in implementing obligations and enjoins developed countries to treat them favorably. S&Ds are categorized into four:  Longer time periods for implementation ......read more

More than 90,000 beneficiaries of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture programs in 2018

3,635  activities were organized in cooperation with 291 government and private bodies Dubai, 29 July, 2019: As part of its cultural and humanitarian role to spread Islamic culture and values in society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai has announced that it organized 3,635 activities in 2018, benefiting 91,997 people from different nationalities. The centre noted that its activities spanned from lessons, lectures, workshops, educational and cultural courses over the past year. The centre worked with 291 government and private bodies to carry out its activities in 2018. As many as 90 lecturers from within and outside the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department participated in the lectures and seminars that were organized. The ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils Details of August Schedule for Visiting Consultants Program

Dubai, July 29th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled today details of the August Schedule of its Visiting Consultants Program, which features an elite group of medical consultants including: Interventional Cardiology, Rheumatology, adult & pediatric Neurosurgery, as well as Pulmonology.  August Visiting Consultants will visit Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, Obaidullah Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah Hospital. In this context, Dr. Sultan Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, said: “MoHAP is always keen on the diversification of consultants’ specialties and the selection of the best medical competencies to fulfill our patients’ needs at MoHAP’s hospitals. Through this program, we are striving to achieve the best outcomes, in line with ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Receives High-Level Delegation from AstraZeneca

During a Visit to Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children and the first-of-kind Asthma room relies Sharjah, July 27th, 2019 Within the framework of strengthening the strategic partnership, fostering cooperation and exchanging experience, a high-level delegation from AstraZeneca conducted a visit to Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to learn closely about hospital facilities, its specialized departments and the level of the diagnostic and therapeutic services provided at the hospital. The delegation was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector. During the tour, Dr. Al Serkal briefed Mr. Leon Wang, the Executive Vice-President, International, AstraZeneca, head of the Health Innovation Center in Wuxi, China, on the hospital’s vital medical ......read more

DLD launches integrated system for real estate governance

The new customer-centric Mollak system targets co-owned properties in Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), launched a first-of-its-kind electronic system titled ‘Mollak’ that incorporates innovations to ensure that justice and transparency are maintained. DLD prioritises customer satisfaction and happiness, in line with national strategies, and developed this system to help co-owned property owners and ascertain smooth and easy operations with their property managers.   The system provides a new and integrated system to monitor accounts related to service charges in these projects by relying on the financial accounts operating according to the mechanism of the escrow account. The system operates ......read more

Dubai Customs seizes 800,000 Captagon pills in Port of Jebel Ali

Dubai – 27 July 2019:  Dubai Customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle 800,000 Captagon pills into the country in a special seizure called ‘International Day Against Drugs Operation’. The drug haul was found concealed in the fuel tank of a boat shipment coming to the Port of Jebel Ali.  It all started when Customs Intelligence officers became suspicious of an inbound shipment to Jebel Ali Port that was flagged by the Risk Engine system as a high-risk container consignment containing a boat shipped from an Arab country.    A team was formed from Special Tasks staff of Customs Intelligence Department and inspection officers at Jebel Ali Customs Inspection Center to carefully track down the movement of the shipment. Upon scanning the container using the Advanced Container Scanning System, an ......read more

DLD releases prisoners of rental cases through the ‘Eid in your home' initiative

RDC launches the initiative with Dubai Police thanks to a generous donation from an Emirati businessman     Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its judicial arm the Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), announced the launch of a new initiative under the slogan ‘Eid in your home,’ in line with ‘Year of Tolerance,’ to help release all convicted prisoners in rental cases in Dubai in conjunction with the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday.   The initiative was announced after a meeting that included HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of the DLD; Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation; and HE Judge Abdul Qader Musa, Chairman of RDC. A young Emirati businessman, Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ansari, donated a ......read more

Government Entities and Private Enterprises in the Middle East ready to allocate multi-million dollars to Artificial Intelligence Deployment

50% of the respondents have partially deployed AI as an experiment, AIIA Network survey said Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 July 2019: The current climate of AI support and investment is potentially a game changer for the global economy and specifically the Middle East, with several GCC nations leading the change. The Middle East has been rapidly adopting AI making it top priority for both leading private and national governments to support their development and integration. According to recent survey conducted by AIIA Network, 40% of industry professionals from leading government entities and enterprises in the region have allocated an AI budget of about $500,000 – $1 million and with 20% of the respondents’ allocated a budget of $1million and above. The top three applications for investment included data analytics, ......read more

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Sharjah Chamber: Positive Indicators on the Economic Growth in the Emirate during the Last Two ...…

March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has revealed positive indicators on the economic growth in the Emirate of Sharjah despite the global and regional business environment challenges.  The chamber said: “The beginning of the year 2019 witnessed a remarkable growth in terms of the number of the new memberships, certificates of origin and ......read more

Dubai Customs inks “Virtual Stock Guarantee” MoU with Dubai Free Zones Council…

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Dubai Customs concludes 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019…

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Dubai Customs joins Ministry of Climate Change's Innovation Talks…

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DFSA signs MoU with Bank Al Maghrib…

Dubai, UAE; March 14, 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Morocco’s Bank Al Maghrib to cooperate in the authorisation and supervision of banks operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Kingdom of Morocco. The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive of the DFSA, ......read more

Child Safety Department Launches ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors' Initiative for Youth…

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Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day…

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Dubai Cares announces two Education in Emergencies programs in Iraq and Indonesia at DIHAD…

AED 10.9 million program in Iraq supports the nationwide rehabilitation of education services and targets 27,035 children, young people and teachers Post-earthquake and tsunami program in Indonesia facilitates the resumption of education for 13,000 children and young people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 March, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

DWTC caters for more than 1,000 high profile large-scale external events in 2018…

Catering for over two million people per year, DWTC reaffirms its position as a best-in-class event services provider Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th March 2019:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has revealed that its hospitality division – Hospitality by DWTC - catered for 1,056 high-profile external events in 2018, serving a total of 415,293 guests. As the region’s ......read more

UAE Court takes stern action against DishTV India dealer…

Ruling upholds three-month jail sentence, shop closure and fine of AED 50,000  Confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-controls to be destroyed Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, has rejected the appeal by an illegal DishTV India dealer and sentenced him to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED ......read more

New vaping law better for UAE than tobacco tax hike – legal experts…

Regulations will help counter threat from black market, online sales of counterfeit electronic smoking devices says STA’s Sunil Thacker Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2019:   New regulations permitting the sale of electronic smoking devices in the UAE can have more positive effects than the 100% tax hike implemented on cigarettes in 2017, legal experts believe. STA Law Firm says the ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat holds a Fire Evacuation Drill…

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Religious Communities speak about their contributions to uphold the Rights of Children…

Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition takes place in Geneva on sidelines of Human Rights Council 40th session 9 March 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international treaty ever, provides an excellent opportunity to both celebrate the achievements made to protect and promote the rights of the child and ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes women's “Tolerance Parade” in conjunction with International Women's Day…

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Speech by His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais Minister of Health and Prevention on ...…

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Emirates Post encourages people to send messages of support to Special Olympics UAE athletes…

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UAE Civil Defence Teams Undergo Training in Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Fire Pumps…

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Al Maktoum Foundation donates AED 300,000 to Abu Dhabi University Student Fund…

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DAFZA's non-oil foreign trade reaches AED 146 billion in 2018…

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Dubai Cares delegation visits India to formally close successful education program and launch new ...…

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Sharjah's Electronic Platform ‘Injaz' to Save Time and Effort, Boost Productivity…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention Announces its Participation in the “National Sports Day” ...…

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Ajman Free Zone Launches New Mobile App for Smart Phones to make Business Operations Efficient…

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Emirates Post supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy…

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Dhahi Khalfan inaugurates ‘Innovation Arabia 12'…

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Research finds increased sulfur metabolism is a likely survival mechanism for native UAE algae…

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Ras Al Khaimah Ruler to present inaugural Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi International Prize for ...…

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Chief Justice of DIFC Courts reviews DLD procedures…

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Dubai – 21 February 2019: Dubai Customs provides distinguished services through its different centers including the Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center which deals with massive amounts of goods and personal belongings every day. Alertness and professionalism in dealing with this are very important to help prevent the entry of restricted and prohibited goods into the country. Dubai Cargo ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Inaugurates 6th Sharjah Children Biennial…

Month-long art exhibition presents ingenious workings of the young mind Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher: To the children, I say, we care about you and your dreams… in them we see the future of our world.   February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of Rubu’ ......read more

Smart Audit initiative records real estate transactions at world-record speed…

 The new initiative enhances the efficiency of DLD’s departments and saves customer time and effort    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently announced the launch of the Smart Audit initiative that allows the completion of real estate transactions on the same day.   This comes as part of its ......read more

Dubai Cares' volunteers will land in Malawi for the first time in June 2019…

Registrations for Volunteer Globally in Malawi are submitted through the UAE Volunteer Platform 15 UAE-based volunteers will be selected to travel to Kasungu in Malawi  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a new destination for its popular volunteering initiative “Volunteer ......read more

UAE ranks 9th in second global KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index…

Scores highly for government’s overall change readiness, road quality and technology infrastructure Dubai, UAE - 20 February 2019: The United Arab Emirates has earned a place in the top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which evaluates how prepared countries are to accommodate driverless vehicles.  The Emirates continue to ......read more

Emirates Post reminds customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 28 February…

19 February 2019, Dubai: Emirates Post has issued a reminder to its customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before Thursday, 28 February to avoid late renewal fees and penalties. Customers can simply renew subscriptions via several convenient ways including the Emirates Post website (www.epg.gov.ae), Emirates Post mobile services app or at Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres. Last ......read more

Seeking to Attract New Investors for the “Sharjah Food Park” Project…

“Hamriyah Free Zone” Promotes its Competitive Advantages and Services at “Gulfood” UAE, Sharjah, 17 Feb 2019: Hamriyah Free Zone is participating in the “Gulfood 2019” Exhibition in Sharjah, the world’s largest annual event in the Food and Beverage Sector where it will promote the investment advantages and services it offers to local and foreign ......read more

Customs World develops RIISE: first of its kind leading-edge Customs platform…

Dubai – 16 February 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), created a first of its kind platform based on the accumulative experiences of Dubai Customs.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows to effectively and transparently ......read more

DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood…

DAFZA to highlight strategic initiatives that support Halal foods industry, including the Halal Industry Guidebook  DAFZA to show optimal storage solutions for F&B companies, within the light industrial units   February 16, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced its participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood, which is ......read more

Ajman Free Zone announces official commitment to culture of innovation at “Digitalized Workplace” ...…

Ajman Free Zone personnel will become certified innovation practitioners through an affiliation with Global Innovation Academy   Ajman, UAE (February 14, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone used its Innovation Forum, marking the UAE’s National Innovation Month, to announce its participation in a global accreditation scheme aimed at strengthening the culture of innovation across all of the ......read more

Greece partners with VFS Global to launch Visa Application Centres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...…

Greek Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Riyadh by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia New centres opened in light of growing numbers of visa applications to Greece   February 11, 2019   Greece in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services ......read more

Dubai Cares and UNICEF announce the Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development at the World ...…

Declaration is a follow-up to the official MENA launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2019: The United Arab Emirates witnessed today the announcement of the “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development” at the World Government Summit in Dubai, by Dubai Cares and UNICEF, in ......read more

Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research ...…

Dubai, UAE – 10 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research’s (ECSSR) silver jubilee. The special-edition stamp celebrates the significant accomplishments of the ECSSR, which has cemented its position as a preeminent think tank since its inception 25 years ago, and supports the plans and ......read more

DJI's 7th Annual Football tournament concludes 1st round of qualifying stage…

The round witnessed a high level of professionalism in an atmosphere of enthusiasm from the teams’ fans Dubai Police excels with 15 goals against the General Civil Aviation Authority   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th February 2019: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the first qualifying round of its 7th annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ ......read more

Dubai Customs receives Oman Chamber of Commerce delegation…

February 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Passengers Operation Department of Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Oman Chamber of Commerce with the aim of exchanging experience between GCC entities and discussing means of customs cooperation.  The visitors were received at terminal (3), Dubai International Airport by Khalifa Malek, Inspection Manager and Salim Al Mazimi, Senior Manager of ......read more

The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain signs a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction…

Dubai, UAE – 07 February 2019 The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain has signed a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East. The cooperation agreement states that the company is responsible for organizing exclusive auctions on assets owned by all the departments that fall under ......read more

Emirates Post celebrates Human Fraternity Meeting with Commemorative Stamp…

Stamp illustrates the country’s supreme humanitarian message for tolerance and coexistence  UAE, 05 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark The Human Fraternity Meeting held in the capital, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ......read more

DFSA suspends licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019:  The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced the suspension of the licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited (MGL) for a period of 12 months, consistent with its aim to protect direct and indirect users of the financial ......read more

Sharjah Chamber honours the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award 2018 on ...…

Sharjah – 2 February 2019 The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced that the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award 2018 will be revealed on Wednesday during a ceremony organized by the chamber. The award ceremony will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, ......read more

Dubai Customs tops Happiness Meter 2018 with 98%…

Dubai – 2 February 2019: Dubai Customs hit a new record on Smart Dubai Office’s Happiness Meter scoring 97.49%. This is the highest percentage reached by a government department since the launch of the happiness meter, and is above the 95% bar, which is the targeted percentage for client happiness in Dubai by the year 2020.  Dubai Customs topped the medium government entities ......read more

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