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Currency Swaps Through Renminbi Clearing Centre Boost UAE – China Trade

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 July 2018:   As part of joint efforts to foster a closer trading relationship and develop increased investment opportunities, the Central Bank of the UAE and the People’s Bank of China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement and an MOU to establish a Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre in the UAE in December 2015. Swaps through the Center grew consistently, increasing a further 42% in H1 2018, compared to levels recorded at end of 2017. Growing transfers through the Center reflect the continued overall growth in trade between the two countries. China is the UAE’s largest trading partner, accounting for 12% of total imports to the UAE, with a total value of AED 79.9 billion in 2017, a growth of 14.7% from 2016. China accounted for 3.3% of total UAE non-oil exports with a total value of AED ......read more

Dubai Municipality and Veolia successfully Commissioned Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility

Constructed by Veolia subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of Hazardous liquid waste.  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cubic meters of hazardous liquid waste per day. In support of the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Master Plan 2030, which is driving effective sustainable waste management, Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department selected Veolia Water Technologies in June 2016 to complete the supply, installation, and commissioning of the treatment facility. The move was made in readiness for ......read more

Middle East Immigration News Flash 60/2018

Validity of Residence Permits under Personal Sponsorship Extended Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years.    The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years. Previously, such a visa was issued with a maximum validity of two years.  The government fee for the two-year residence permit under the personal sponsorship program remains the same (BHD 200); the five-year permit costs BHD 400; and the ten-year permit is BHD 600.  Background Foreign nationals in Bahrain can obtain a residence permit through personal sponsorship under the following ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council looks to enhance economic relations with Serbia

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council held a meeting to discuss ways to enhance the economic relations between business women of Dubai and Serbia, and enact joint economic and trade partnerships. The meeting was recently held between Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; and HE Stanimir  Vukicevic, the Ambassador of  Serbia in the UAE, at the premises of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Faiza Al Sayed, Vice President of the Dubai Business Women Council. The two sides reviewed possible avenues of cooperation and the various investment opportunities that are available in both countries. The two sides also stressed the importance of benefitting from the strong political ties that exist between the UAE and Serbia to enhance the ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop successfully holds training workshop aimed at enhancing technical skills of its employees

UAE, 15 July, 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with leading tire safety company Dunlop, successfully organized a two-day training program on tire technology at the workshop's training centre. The sessions were held as part of DGW's continuing efforts to enhance the technical skills of their employees--allowing them to further improve their abilities to carry out their duties, which in turn can greatly contribute to reinforcing individual performance of the employee and the overall level of the workshop. The event is part of a series of workshops and training programs to be organized by DGW that look towards at transferring new knowledge and sharing the latest developments across various technical aspects of car maintenance like tire repairing, tire alignment testing and other emerging ......read more

Khalifa Fund signs MoU with the Crown Prince Foundation in Jordan to promote entrepreneurship and SME Development

Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2018: In accordance with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Crown Prince Foundation to support entrepreneurship and development projects in Jordan. This initiative falls in line with its mission to promote entrepreneurship, encourage innovation and achieve sustainable growth of SMEs while harnessing its experience and replicating its successful model to develop SMEs at the regional and global levels and act as a major catalyst for economic growth in these countries. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed ......read more

HR holds the key to driving innovation and digital transformation in UAE's public sector

Giving HR a seat at the executive table is vital to meeting digital workplace needs Abu Dhabi, 15 July 2018:   The global HR tech industry is worth an estimated USD 400 billion, according to Bersin by Deloitte. The Middle East contributes a sizeable and growing share to the global market, and increasingly, uptake of HR tech solutions in the region is being driven by public sector organizations looking to transition into the digital age and build organizations of the future, with GCC states such as the UAE leading the charge. However, for government and public entities in the UAE to adequately prepare their organizations for the workforce of the future, they might need to assign a larger role for HR in driving and managing the transformation strategy. “To support the implementation of Vision 2021 and the National ......read more

PCFC and GDRFA helped 511 employees tie the knot over last 7 years

Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) reinforced its continual efforts towards more social cohesion through the mass wedding initiative which it has organized consecutively for the last seven years.   It is part of PCFC’s efforts to promote happiness, and to help families and couples with the wedding expenses and the start of their lives. The initiative, which is held in partnership with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has seen increasing number of beneficiaries during the last seven years which involved 511 employees. The first mass wedding started in 2011 and involved 53 employees. In 2018, a total of 127 employees tied the knot in an impressive grand mass wedding. These mass weddings saw the birth of 137 babies so ......read more

Outstanding Guide programme launched by Sharjah Museums Authority

Girl Guides to tour museums as part of  week-long training programme. Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme. Sharjah, July 11, 2018:  The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic sites and to discover what it takes to become an expert museum guide. Organised by the SMA, for the 9th consecutive year, the week-long programme ‘The Outstanding Guide’ collaborates with Sharjah Girl Guides with the aim to teach up to 30 girls aged between 8 and 11 years old the important role museums play in the local community and provide them with a fun and educational activity during the school summer holidays. Beginning ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 28.3% growth in total membership during first half of 2018

Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The increase in membership reflects the growing desire of the emirate’s business women to benefit from the initiatives and services that the council organizes, and highlights the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and in enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market. The council announced that it had organized 31 workshops and seminars during the first half of the year. 900 participants ......read more

Planning for life and dealing with death – how legal tolerance in the UAE offers a more secure future By Sean Hird

DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.  Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.  But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or in downtown Abu Dhabi. And in the past week, another key piece of that structure has been lowered into place. This critical building block is the UAE’s announcement that widows and female divorcees will now be issued with a year-long visa, requiring no sponsor, on the completion of their divorce or the death of their husband. For many of the country’s hundreds of thousands of female foreign residents who rely on their husband for ......read more

Emirates Post Group supports ‘My Blood for My Country' initiative with blood donation drives

Dubai, 09 July 2018:   Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive supports the “My Blood for My Country” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. "The campaign has received a positive response from our employees and customers," noted Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Post Group. "The drive is also aimed at reinforcing the values that the late Sheikh ......read more

Dubai Cares honors philanthropist Sunny Varkey for fulfilling his AED 100 million commitment over 10 years

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018:   Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the global philanthropic organization’s efforts toward securing children's right to education. The high profile meeting also presented a strategic opportunity for both parties to discuss the impact of their long-lasting partnership on the lives of children, their families and their communities, as well as share their outlook for the philanthropic sector and the challenges that lie ahead. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg shed light on ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs discusses fostering business with South Korean Consul General

Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means of cooperation to promote mutual trade.  Musabih reaffirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation with the South Korean diplomatic mission, business council and Korean companies.  Dubai non-oil external trade with South Korea grew 8.4% in 2017 compared to 2016 to touch AED 27.43 billion. The value of imports reached AED 22.1 billion, while exports and re-exports amounted to AED 4.47 billion and AED 886 million ......read more

Official Statement Issued Regarding Entry and Residency of Qatari Citizens

Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    According to the MOFAIC’s statement, Qatari citizens who currently reside in the UAE are not required to apply for any permission to continue their residence in the country. However, they are encouraged to obtain a prior approval for re-entry into the country should they decide to depart. Qatari citizens overseas, seeking entry into the UAE must obtain entry clearance prior to ......read more

ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum to Share Best Practices with Local and International Entities

More than 300 attendees discussed strategy, performance management, innovation, business continuity, risk management and stakeholder management     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 July 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi City. The forum brought together more than 300 delegates representing a diverse range of Abu Dhabi governmental, semi-governmental entities and entities from outside the UAE to learn about the best practices used to develop, manage and implement the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, and how these can be applied to other sectors.   The forum is an integral component of ENEC’s ongoing efforts to support the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy by engaging with local stakeholders, driving growth, ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Teams Up with Key Partners to Deliver Unbeatable Deals in Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018

In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events  Abu Dhabi, 4 July 2018:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with eight organisations in the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi to offer the best edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season.  The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED), Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events are all collaborating with DCT Abu Dhabi to offer visitors and residents a unique line-up of events and promotions to enjoy throughout the summer. HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Tourism Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: "We would like to thank our ......read more

Linde and Evonik enter into strategic partnership for membrane-based natural gas processing

Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  The technology company The Linde Group and the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries have concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement on the use of membranes for natural gas processing. The two companies will jointly promote membrane technology – Evonik on the membrane and polymer side and Linde’s Engineering Division as the system integrator for the complete membrane package units. Evonik’s established membrane technology will serve as the basis. The joint product will be marketed by Linde as the “HISELECT™ powered by Evonik” high-performance membrane package unit.   Tobias Keller, head of the Adsorption and Membrane Plants Product Line of Linde’s Engineering Division, says: “We’re delighted to be extending our successful collaboration ......read more

AUS research team to convert organic wastes into soil amendments

Sharjah, UAE. July 4, 2018:   Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project. Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and that is used worldwide to improve soil properties for plant growth. It can be produced from nearly any organic material. The AUS team will determine how to use many different organic materials to create designer biochars that have high water- and nutrient-holding capacities.  The AUS Biochar project is the first project that comprehensively investigates the conversion of many different organic waste ......read more

Emirates BWC and NAMA Highlight the Need for Better Integration of Women in Economy at Kazakhstan's Global Silk Road Forum

Farida Al Awadhi: Women are essential to the realisation of UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Plan 2071 Reem BinKaram: Women constitute 70% of university graduates in the UAE  Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  The Emirates Business Women Council (Emirates BWC) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have represented the UAE at the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk Road Countries “Global Silk Road”, which took place in Astana on July 2 and 3, marking the 20th anniversary of Astana becoming the capital of Kazakhstan. The two-day event presented these entities an opportunity to explore new ways to stimulate international cooperation in trade with a particular focus on the role of the Arab region situated at the intersection of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative (BRI) that connects Asia, ......read more

Ideal Standard offers down-to-earth tips to save water at home

Backed by water conservation technologies and products   Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  Water is a precious commodity and today, more than ever before, increasingly erratic weather patterns, population increases and changes in lifestyle have put pressure on our water supplies. Hence, it is important that we use water carefully. Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions,is a keen believerin taking practical steps nowthatwill ensure there is enough water to go around for years to come.   With building regulations now emphasising the importance of being green, water conservation has also become a vital factor in the final design of bathrooms. The fact is almost 49% of water used in a home is in the bathroom. Backed by its emphasis on revolutionary technologies Ideal Standard offers ......read more

1.75m passengers used Hatta crossing last year

Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  A total of 1.75m passengers travelled through the Hatta border crossing in 2017, and more than 152,000 declarations were carried out, and 3904 seizures.   Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management at Dubai Customs said that Hatta border crossing plays a major role in enhancing trade and passenger movement between Dubai and Oman and has become a main point for land transport. Al Muaini said that Hatta’s border is important due to the services and facilities it offers to passengers and traders, goods and trucks. “Hatta Border Post has become one of the most important border crossings linking UAE with Oman and Oman with the rest of the GCC region. Thanks to the most advanced services and the great facilities provided to passengers, dealing with this heavy ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund announces Financial Support for Lamsa

Lamsa is the largest Arabic language children’s education app in the region To encourage youngsters to continue expanding their knowledge through new avenues of creativity, in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 2, 2018:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), operated by the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) explores funding in innovative businesses in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, education, health, water, technology and space. EDB today announced its financial support for Lamsa brand and platform for children. The first of its kind in the region, Lamsa delivers diverse interactive content focused on education and entertainment for children, overseen by Finnish experts in the fields of early childhood education.   The app’s ......read more

Jafza and GDRFA simplify and speed up transactions for free zone companies

Over 150,000 Jafza-based employees to benefit with visa transaction time cut to 24 hours Sultan Bin Sulayem : New phase of cooperation to enhance processes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd July 2018:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the region’s trade enabler and leading business hub, today signed a cooperation agreement with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to further simplify existing visa procedures and improve customer experience. Under the agreement, the GDRFA will provide enhanced services to companies operating in Jafza and the National Industries Park (NIP), both DP World subsidiaries, through the recently completed electronic link that will directly benefit more than 150,000 people working in over 7,500 Jafza-based companies. The time taken to process visas and ......read more

PCFC discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018:  Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) augmented its partnership with trade and business groups in Dubai through an open dialogue with them in the quarterly Consultative Council organized recently.  The Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting was headed by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. The meeting was attended by heads of business groups, investors and businessmen in different economic sectors in Dubai, and Dubai Customs’ senior management including Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, and Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and ......read more

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DAMAC Chairman sees innovation as catalyst for sector growth in the run up to EXPO 2020…

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Tamouh unveils unique art piece dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Breaks Ground on Charity and Endowment Residential Complex…

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UAE ranks first among Arab countries and 15th globally in export rankings…

Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world. The report, released recently by ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Rolls Out UAE Environmental Geographic Information System…

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Emirates Post Group Wins Best Performance Project Award…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors over 200 Students for Outstanding Academic Performance ...…

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DAFZA To Showcase Growing Opportunities within Halal sector at the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition…

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Latifa bint Mohammed visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE, hails state-of-art initiatives…

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PCFC's stand at DIGAE sees heavy diplomatic footfall…

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IIA conference a catalyst for UAE economy: Al Mansoori…

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His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer opens 2nd edition of Procurement Middle East Conference…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates Merck's regional hub in Dubai …

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Mohammed bin Rashid visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends AED110 Million Concessionary Loan to Government of Mali…

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Dubai Historical Documents Conference set on April 11-12…

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Emirates Post for Best Customer Experience Strategy…

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2018:  Two Emirati officials have been appointed as members of the newly formed Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Center is seeking to benefit from the UAE’s vast expertise to develop its performance and advance the exhibition industry in Saudi Arabia. The two new Emirati members that were ......read more

DED-Ajman organizes ‘Partners Forum' to enhance partner relations…

UAE: March 31, 2018- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) organized the event ‘Partners Forum’ in Radisson Blu Ajman, in line with its commitment to enhance the relations with strategic partners from various local and federal entities and the private sector. General managers, CEOs and representatives from local, federal entities and media establishments ......read more

Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre presented two Emirati folklore presentations on the sidelines ...…

DUBAI, 31 March 2018:   Promoting the UAE national identity, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) presented two Emirati folklore presentations on the sidelines of the Dubai World Cup 2018 on Saturday, March 31. Spectators were treated to epic performances of ‘Al Adiyat’ song" and ‘Ayala Ya Nedibi’. Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman wins ‘Best Government Application - GCC' category at ...…

UAE, 29 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) was awarded the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ category of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, during the awarding ceremony held yesterday March 28, 2018 at the Al Majaz Amphitheater in Sharjah. His Excellency Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman, said, “We are ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council and UAE Management Consultancy METIS join forces to break barriers for ...…

Exclusive partnership designed to equip women with skills to navigate complex business landscape and unlock female innovation in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018:  Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, and UAE-grown management consultancy, ......read more

UAE Ministry of Economy Discusses Cooperation in Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation with ...…

  His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: The UAE and South Korea have enjoyed long-standing successful cooperation in diverse fields   His Excellency Kim Dong-yeon: We are keen to develop bilateral relations and benefit from the UAE’s expertise in areas of shared interest Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 March, 2018:  His Excellency Sultan ......read more

Gulf region's construction contractor awards estimated to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018 – ...…

Huge pipeline of projects tipped for 2018 as global brands make final preparations ahead of Hardware + Tools Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2018:  Rising oil prices and increased government spending is fuelling demand in the GCC’s construction sector, with contractor awards across the region’s building, infrastructure and energy markets expected to be worth ......read more

UAE Projects highlighted by firm at world's leading property conference…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2018:  How and where people live is changing beyond all recognition.  By 2050, it is projected that nearly 70% of the global population will live in urban areas, and 90% of that rapid urbanisation is anticipated to take place in developing countries .  Faced with this, creating urban places that are sustainable and support ......read more

Dubai Land Department receives ISO 22301:2012 International Standard for Business Continuity ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) and its affiliates today announced that they have received the ISO 22301:2012 International Standard for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certificate. The announcement was made during the closing session of the external audit, which saw the department passing all of the certificate’s scrupulous ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Commences Phase 2 of Formulation of UAE-wide National Export ...…

    ADFD, Export–Import Bank of Korea sign cooperation agreement to set up National Export Programme framework     His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Programme to enhance competitiveness of UAE exports  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  25 March, 2018:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for ......read more

Dubai Land Department awarded membership to the Global Alliance for Building and Construction ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:  During the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GABC) Assembly, Dubai Land Department (DLD) was awarded membership to the assembly’s executive committee along with prestigious international organisations from five other countries. The GABC Assembly was hosted recently by DLD and inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed ......read more

AED 40b: Trade between Germany and Dubai in 2017…

Dubai Customs’ Director discusses bilateral cooperation with German Consul General Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Gunter Rauer, Consul General of Germany in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Germany and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business. The ......read more

IoT Middle East 2018 brings connectivity to the forefront…

Dubai Police revealed details on ‘Oyoon project’ at event Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The digital world’s leading strategists from UAE and abroad shared their insights with delegates at the fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ held at Armani Dubai with Dubai Police introducing details on ‘Oyoon’, a project to help keep Dubai a safe and ......read more

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE COMPLETES ROUTE 2020 METRO PROJECT FINANCING OF $2.45b…

Transaction consists of a 17-year USD 1,420m loan amortising over 14 years commencing in 2020 and a 10-year conventional facility of USD 1,100m, amortising over six years commencing in 2022 Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The Government of Dubai's Department of Finance (DOF) today announced the successful completion of the US$2.45b, seventeen-year financing to complete the construction ......read more

ICAEW: 2018 is a turning point for Middle East economies…

Gulf economies on solid growth track with GDP growth in 2018 expected to expand at the fastest rate since 2015 March 22, 2018 UAE:  According to ICAEW’s latest report (Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018), 2018 marks a turning point for Middle East economies, allowing recovery for both oil exporters and oil importers. Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow ......read more

The Arab Thought Foundation's FIKR16 Conference to take place in Dubai between the 10th and 12th of ...…

21 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:    The Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has announced the agenda for its 16th FIKR conference, to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, the conference will take place between the 10th and 12th of April at the ......read more

DED-Ajman cracks down on street vendors in cooperation with Municipality of Planning Department…

UAE, 21 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently carried out inspection campaigns targeting street vendors in the emirate in cooperation with the Department of Health and Environment of the Municipality of Planning Department in Ajman. The campaigns were in line with the DED-Ajman’s efforts to crack down on illegal street vendors and protect consumer ......read more

DP WORLD HOLDS TALKS WITH TATA GROUP ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR COOPERATION…

Sultan Bin Sulayem: DP World and Tata part of India’s growth story and can benefit through shared knowledge and expertise Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018:  Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, has met senior  executives from India’s Tata Group to explore opportunities for cooperation, knowledge sharing and best ......read more

International Golden Group (IGG) announces participation at forthcoming Saudi National Security and ...…

IGG, the  first major UAE player to take part at  the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018:  IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 ......read more

Dubai Customs celebrates International Day of Happiness and Year of Zayed…

Dubai – 20 March 2018:   Dubai Customs celebrated the International Day of Happiness on 20th March with 10 activities and initiatives in line also with the Year of Zayed. The events took part in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, number of directors and senior managers, ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Signs Memorandum of Understanding with The State Bank for ...…

His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: Partnership strengthens ties between the UAE and Turkmenistan and opens doors for new collaborations in sustainable investment in Islamic economy  Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018:  The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan ......read more

Federal Tax Authority and Dubai Land Department: Limited VAT impact on the real estate sector…

    Khalid Al Bustani: UAE tax system takes into account the real estate sector’s continued investment competitiveness      Bin Mejren: 85% of components in Dubai’s real estate sector are currently tax-free Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018:  The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and Dubai Land Department (DLD) have confirmed that the ......read more

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