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Dubai Customs' Consultative Council discusses means of boosting cooperation in 2018

Dubai – 11 December 2017:  Chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs (DC), Chairman of Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council, the Council’s third meeting in 2017 convened recently and was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council. Boosting cooperation and partnership between DC and business and trade groups in Dubai was one of the main items on the meeting’s agenda. The meeting also discussed the initiatives suggested by clients to contribute to the development of services and customs facilitation efforts, as well as the participation of business groups, corporates, and clients in the Customs Week, due to be held in January next year. The meeting was attended by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division and vice chairman of the Council, ......read more

Food Security Center Abu Dhabi to Examine Ways of Enhancing Regional Food Security in View of Ongoing Developments in Middle East

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 December 2017 –  The Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) is set to discuss ways of enhancing food security in the context of the current regional developments as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, to be held on the sidelines of 8th edition of SIAL Middle East. Set to kick off on December 12, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the expert-led sessions will draw the participation of senior government officials, CEOs, and specialists in food security and explore potential partnership opportunities between the government and private sectors to achieve the region’s food security goals. His Excellency Khalifa Al Ali, Managing Director of FSCAD, said: "In convening the annual Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, FSCAD seeks to reiterate the importance of ......read more

Hitachi & Eros Group to Donate Air Purifiers as part of its CSR programme

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10th December 2017:  Eros Group, the leading distributor of world renowned brands in the UAE, in partnership with one of their leading brands Hitachi has outlined a donation of air purifiers to institutions that support children with special needs.  The company’s CSR initiative is aimed at creating awareness about the health hazards of indoor air pollution especially on the health of children. Using air purifiers not only helps in purifying the air that circulates internally, it also helps in reducing triggers such as pet dander (flakes of skin), mold spores, dust and tobacco smoke particles. “Hitachi's global vision is to contribute to the society through the development of superior original technology and products and our corporate and social responsibility (CSR) ......read more

Emirates Post Group Issues “Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival” Commemorative Stamps

Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017:  Emirates Post Group (EPG) has issued commemorative stamps for Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival that is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the follow up of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Giving the festival the “Zayed” name is recognition of the pivotal role of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving the history of the UAE and the nation sources of pride for next generations in the future. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of UAE, highlights the rich diversity of local ......read more

UAE Marks Effective Global Engagement at 3rd UN General Assembly in Nairobi

UAE Delegation Highlights Achievements in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues  Dubai, UAE, 09 December, 2017 –  The UAE delegation wrapped up its participation in the third session of the United Nations General Assembly for Environment (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, held from 4 to 6 December under the theme of "Towards A Pollution Fee Planet".   The UNEA is one of the most important environmental events in the world. Representatives from more than 180 UN member states, hundreds of key decision makers in various environmental fields, businessmen and representatives of international governmental organizations and civil society have participated in the event. The UAE delegation included Dr Saad Al-Numeiri, Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dr Mohammed ......read more

The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Determination

In line with the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth council held an enriching day at the Al Ain Zoo for children from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs Dubai, UAE, 07 December, 2017:  In light of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth Council organised an volunteering activity exclusive for the youth at du at Al Ain Zoo with people of determination, from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs. The children were given a tour around the zoo, and were able to visit the cinema at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. Throughout the day, the du Youth Council volunteers had the opportunity to engage with the children, and partake in activities that were enriching for all.  The entry for the volunteers and ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Global Green Growth Institute and Korean Embassy Bring UAE Youth Together for Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Dubai-UAE: December 6, 2017 –  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get involved. Set against the backdrop of the Youth Climate Mentorship Program launched during COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the workshop brought together 40 students and young professionals with climate change experts from the UAE and the Republic of Korea, who shared insights on local and international practices on adaptation and interacted with audience members. In the face of global climate change and resource scarcity, the UAE government has begun the transition to an environmentally, economically and socially ......read more

Green Hope on Former US Vice President Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality telecast

Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017:  Green Hope just featured in Former US Vice President Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality" global telecast which is running live from New York since last evening.

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Massive Economic Losses another Consequence of Violence against Women

Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Forum hears the cost of violence is more than physical and psychological Sharjah, December 5, 2017:  Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and families. Figures quoted in a panel titled ‘The Cost of Violence in Women’s Economic Participation’, said that half of women in the United States had been subjected to violence and one in three were victims of violence from an intimate partner. For many women in work, those attacks resulted in an average of five days away from their jobs, meaning that over the course ......read more

Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria wins International Children's Peace Prize 2017

Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. In the Hall of Knights in The Hague Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Mohamad, himself a refugee as a consequence of the Syrian civil war, has amongst other things built a school in a Lebanese refugee camp. The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of KidsRights, the foundation committed to defending ......read more

The Fred Hollows Foundation Aims to Reduce Blindness in Region With New Dubai Hub

International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation opens new regional office in the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai 15 million people suffer from blindness in the Middle East and South Asia; the majority of these could easily be treated  Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai.    The Honourable John Brumby AO, Chairman of The Foundation, made the announcement with CEO of International Humanitarian City, Giuseppe Saba.   “This new regional base in IHC will help accelerate our efforts to treat some of the millions ......read more

Phumzile: UN Women uses rigorous methods to monitor and evaluate its programmes

Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women - Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit   “The partnership propel ongoing efforts on women’s economic empowerment, one of UN Women’s key priorities and an integral part of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”   “Currently, only 11% of architecture and engineering jobs worldwide are filled by women, and about 23% of jobs in computing and mathematics are taken up by them. Globally, women hold only 28% of science and engineering jobs.”   Sharjah, December 03, 2017:   In the wake of the upcoming Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) to be held on 4th and 5th of December at Expo Centre Sharjah, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN ......read more

More Than 6,000 Bears Donated to Toys With Wings & Emirates Red Crescent for Novo Cinemas' ‘Share a Bear' School Challenge

UAE school children were encouraged to donate new or gently loved teddy bears in celebration of the release of PADDINGTON 2 Class 2B of Dubai British School donated the most bears at 317, winning a private screening of the film at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City Mall The teddy bears will be distributed by Toys with Wings to less fortunate children around the world 3rd December 2017, Dubai:  Thousands of teddy bears will find new, loving homes with less fortunate children around the world thanks to the generosity of youngsters in Dubai.   More than 6,000 new or gently loved cuddly toys were donated to the ‘Share a Bear' School Challenge, which was spearheaded by Novo Cinemas to celebrate the release of the new PADDINGTON 2 movie on 30th November.   Youngsters from schools across Dubai ......read more

SENAAT hosts traditional festivities to celebrate the UAE's 46th National Day

Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 3, 2017:  Senaat (“Senaat” or “the Group”), owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today joined nationwide celebrations for the UAE’s 46th National Day. All employees gathered for a show of solidarity to honour the spirit of the union and celebrate the nation’s 46 years of commendable success, engaging with traditional craftsmen and folklore performers for a refreshing journey through the UAE’s rich culture and heritage. They also participated in quiz competition to enlighten their knowledge about the country’s insightful history and its major achievements. Addressing the employees on the occasion, H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of Senaat said: “I would like to ......read more

Dubai Customs reaffirms efforts to combat counterfeit goods with Japanese partners

Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  Within its efforts to boost UAE trade and enhance protection of trademarks through combating counterfeited products, Dubai Customs’ IPR Department took part in workshop organized in Dubai by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in coordination with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).   In the note he delivered during the event, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department said: “The UAE takes protecting intellectual property issue very seriously in order to help individuals and corporates utilize their efforts and innovate and develop their ideas in a clean competitive atmosphere. By doing so we are following the directives of our wide leadership and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Family Village Celebrate 46th UAE National Day

Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and its Family Village, celebrated the 46th  UAE National Day with traditional flair and a host of entertainment, artistic and cultural activities that reflected the UAE’s heritage and the spirit of the union. The celebration drew the participation of AMAF’s employees of all ranks and their families, minors and orphans under AMAF’s care. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, congratulated the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also extended his best wishes to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, as well ......read more

Dubai Customs wins at UAE Ideas 2017

Dubai – 29 November 2017:  Dubai Customs won the Innovation Shield at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 which was held on 19th November 2017 at Grand Hyat Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group and the Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group.  Dubai Customs received this accolade on its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) pogram under (Marketing and UAE external representation) category. The AEO program is a federal program that connects the UAE with the rest of the world in terms of trade and customs. It recognizes traders as trusted operators and provides them with exclusive benefits.  H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda

Sharjah, 28 November, 2017:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda from the 3rd to the 9th of December, in cooperation with Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi and Saudi Exports Development Authority, aims to strengthen economic relations, raise the rate of trade exchange and establish new and promising investment partnerships with both countries. The Chamber seeks through this trade mission, which is headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber, to support the business communities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia to promote exports of their products, discover new markets that will extend their businesses in Africa and create viable investment partnerships.  This mission includes more than fifty businessmen and investors from both UAE and Saudi ......read more

Dubai Customs signs agreement to provide IT expertise to Dubai Municipality

Dubai – 27 November 2017:  In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at Dubai Customs’ IT Department. This serves the trend of turning Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world. The offering includes processes, models, designs, and practices. The agreement was signed by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs and Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Corporate Support Sector at Dubai Municipality.  Juma Al Ghaith ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hands over AED400,000 to Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment

Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated an amount of AED400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Corporate Support at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai. The donation primarily falls within the purview of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AMAF and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment in 2015. The agreement mandates the exchange of electronic databases, enabling access to data and information for the mutual benefit of clients. In addition, it seeks to achieve integration between ......read more

Dubai Customs launches IPR Award 2017-2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education

Dubai – 26 Nov 2017:   Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.  Participants in the press conference pointed out that the Award aims at measuring the upcoming generation’s awareness of IPR and educating the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and the country’s economy.  The press conference was held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Activities Sector and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ......read more

The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment Receives Platinum Accreditation from Ideas UK

In recognition of the efficiency of its institutional innovation management system,  Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has strengthened its track record and global competitiveness in the management of the institutional innovation system by receiving the platinum accreditation from Ideas UK, a company specialized in evaluating the suggestions systems applied in government and private institutions around the world. Fatma Tawakul, Head of the Strategy & Future Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said: "Innovation and creativity are a culture that permeates the UAE society and all its institutions, categories and members, thanks to our wise leadership, which has taken the lead in recognizing the importance of ideas in improving and ......read more

UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment Convenes Fourth Meeting

Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017:  The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said: “The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017 affirmed the UAE's commitment to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and all relevant international resolutions. It also shows our keenness to continue voluntarily participating in ......read more

UNICEF, WHO and UAE Officials Gather in Dubai for the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother” H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.” Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience 20 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE:  Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was officially inaugurated today at Roda Al Bustan hotel in Dubai, with the participation of more than 400 delegates from across the world, and aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before a regional and global ......read more

Dubai Municipality starts geotechnical investigation for Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project

Multi-billion dirham project to construct more than 70km of tunnels as part of broader development of modern city infrastructure geared to population growth Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2017:  Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population growth. The Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as engineering consultant, will involve construction of more than 70km of tunnels supported by approximately 140 km of link sewers and key pumping stations.  When completed in 2022, the project will eliminate over 100 pump stations around the city that currently transfer sewage to treatment plants in Al Warsan and Jebel ......read more

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Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals successful participation at GITEX 2017…

UAE, October 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) reported its successful participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, that will conclude today (October 12, 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During their presence at the event, the Ministry's stand was ......read more

DAFZA to become the first Freezone in the World transforming its Infrastructure into Cloud…

UAE, October 12, 2017 – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is partnering with Dell EMC initiating a landmark project titled “DAFZA Cloud”. This collaboration aims to power the ambitious vision to provide transformative ICT services to all stakeholders. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of ......read more

UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017 kicks off in Abu Dhabi with more than 1,000 participants…

Abu Dhabi, October 12, 2017: Under the slogan ‘Together … Forever,’ the UAE-Saudi Business Forum was held yesterday (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Excellency H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment in KSA. The event saw the participation of more than ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention observes World Obesity Day…

UAE, October 11, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a series of health awareness initiatives highlighting the causes and risks of obesity in several government offices and shopping centers in the Northern Emirates as part of the World Obesity Day, themed ‘Treat Obesity Now and Avoid Consequences Later’. The events were aimed at raising community awareness ......read more

DMCA explores digitization prospects for maritime sector in workshop with DNV GL…

October 11, 2017.  United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has today (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation. The workshop updated the local maritime community on the latest developments in ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention announces launch of new 'VitalsLink' service…

UAE, October 11, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' which is part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities. The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘ClinicalKey' service to enhance ‘Wareed' system…

UAE, October 10, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched its ‘ClinicalKey’ service during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The newly introduced service is part of the Ministry’s smart initiatives developed to bring customer happiness and satisfaction. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, ......read more

Dubai Maritime Cluster Office signs agreements with maritime clusters of Hamburg and Vancouver …

October 10, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Germany’s Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland and Canada’s Vancouver International Maritime Cluster as part of its efforts to develop more strategic partnerships with the world's leading maritime clusters. ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention to introduce second dose of varicella vaccine at school health ...…

UAE, October 10, 2017 - As part of its effort to continuously enhance the National Immunization Program including School Health vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the second dose of varicella vaccine will be administered to students effective this academic year 2017-2018. The announcement was made during a workshop in Dubai attended by Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Camel Racing Club…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention launches new ‘Electronic Import System' at GITEX Technology Week ...…

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DAFZA envisions future technology …

UAE, October 9, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has witnessed a high turnout at its stand during GITEX Technology Week 2017. DAFZA showcased its e-transformation projects based on the latest technologies, which are aimed at supporting Dubai Smart City strategy through continuous efforts, initiatives and agreements with various government and non-government ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority at forefront of promoting emirate's maritime sector competitiveness ...…

October 9, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda, one of the world’s leading gatherings of elite maritime industry leaders, will kick off tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The summit will serve as a global platform for maritime ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Assesses Progress of Innovative Nanotechnology ...…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention launches patient smart portal Al Malaf system…

UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a patient smart portal – Al Malaf system during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is being held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Patient Education'…

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His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Issues Federal Law No. (8) of 2017 Concerning ...…

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Sharjah Police to Issue 150 Specialized License Plate Numbers in Online Auction…

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Sharjah Tourism organizes a promotional tour in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait…

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UAE -Japan SME Platform inaugurated in UAE…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention and GlobalPharma sign agreement to maintain a strategic stock of ...…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention to present latest smart services at GITEX Technology Week 2017…

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DAFZA announces the first smart customs free zone at GITEX Technology Week 2017…

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‘Innovation Quay' is set to promote Dubai's competitive status as one of world's leading maritime ...…

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Emirates Post Group carries out mock evacuation…

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Emirati Woman Donates AED20 Million to Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Establish its First ...…

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Ministry of Economy discusses cooperation in financial service & Blockchain technologies with ...…

The Ministry of Economy discussed prospects for enhancing cooperation and developing working relations in financial services and blockchain technologies during a meeting with specialized American companies led by Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. H.E. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, received the US trade delegation at the ......read more

Department of Economic Development-Ajman set to launch second package of “50 New Smart Services” at ...…

UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) is set to unveil 13 new e-services during its participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of ......read more

Emirates Airline and the Airbus Foundation fly relief goods to UN depot in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:   Emirates Airline, the Airbus Foundation and the NGO Welthungerhilfe have joined forces to bring emergency shelter items from Hamburg, Germany, to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai, UAE.  The aircraft, which is the 98th A380 to join the airline’s fleet, carried 1,020 tarpaulins and ropes required for the immediate ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches annual national campaign for early detection of breast & ...…

UAE, October 3, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the annual national campaign for early detection of breast and cervical cancers which will take place until November 2, 2017. This year’s initiative was rolled out in conjunction with the 21st anniversary of the National Program for Early Examination of Breast Cancer launched in 1996. The campaign aims to raise ......read more

Dubai highlights opportunities in local maritime industry at INMEX SMM India 2017…

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is showcasing the local maritime industry potentials, amid international recognition of Dubai’s maritime competitive advantages, and status as one of the world’s leading maritime centers during the opening of the ongoing INMEX SMM India. The prestigious event being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre will run until October 5, ......read more

World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on green financing for sustainable growth and ...…

The Summit will unlock ways and means to tout green finance Dubai, UAE,  03 October 2017:  In an endeavour to step up support for green financing and to leverage innovative finance mechanisms, the fourth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017, set to be held on 24-25 October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will highlight the role of financing and investment ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends Financial Contribution to Emirates Foundation for Youth ...…

Endowment earmarked for Kafa’at, Think Science programmes His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership stresses importance of youth empowerment in achieving long-term vision of UAE” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today formalised a financial endowment to ......read more

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority inaugurates new East Coast tourism information ...…

Sharjah, October 1, 2017- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has inaugurated its new East Coast office and tourism information center in Khorfakkan, one of the emirate’s attractions for local, regional, and international visitors. The opening, which coincided with the global celebration of World Tourism Day, was held in the presence of Sheikh Saeed bin Saqr bin ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention announces details of Visiting Doctors program for October 2017…

UAE, October 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention announced the details of the Visiting Doctors program, which will take place in the month of October 2017. Through the program, visiting doctors will provide consultations and diagnostic and therapeutic services to the Al Qassimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital in Sharjah, Obaidallah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah and ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Healthy and Positive Work Environment' initiative…

UAE, October 1, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Department of Health Education and Promotion, has launched the ‘Healthy and Positive Work Environment’ initiative in ceremony held at the headquarters of the Dubai Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). The initiative provides public employees from 10 government agencies with the right information ......read more

DEWA named main sponsor of Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices 2017…

Dubai Government Excellence Program marks another success with its annual forum Dubai, 1 October 2017:  The Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has announced that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be the main sponsor of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, an annual knowledge-sharing platform held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science to decide 2017 Cycle Awardees…

Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Through playing our part in catalyzing new global scientific and technological networks, the UAE is enabling innovation to secure new sources of water for the benefit of all.” Awarded research projects to be announced in January 2018 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will receive a total of US$ 5 million of grant support. Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 October ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee holds panel discussion to evaluate outcomes of legislative audit…

UAE, September 30, 2017- The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently held a panel discussion titled ‘Evaluation of Legislative Audit Outcomes.’ The session highlighted the procedures developed by SLC to verify the effectiveness of legislative audit standards adopted to ensure proper implementation of legislation by government ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Heart Day…

UAE, September 30, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) joined the global celebration of World Heart Day with the launch of a series of campaigns and activities aimed at raising health awareness about the risks of cardiovascular diseases and other health risks to the functions of the heart and arteries. This year’s event was held under the theme ‘Make Your Story and ......read more

Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment Supports Swedish Libraries with 2,000 Arabic Books…

Initiative aims to give Arab children better access to their native language Bodour Al Qasimi: ‘Reading helps cement bonds between cultures’ Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (Kalimat Foundation) has presented the children in Gothenburg from Arab origins, with 2000 Arabic books. This was organized in coordination with ......read more

Al Zeyoudi visits the IBM Watson Center in New York…

IBM Watson Team Briefs The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment on a Proposed Pilot Project to Use Cognitive Computing to Measure UN Sustainable Development Goals  The Project Builds on The UAE’s Commitment Towards Global Prosperity  Dubai-UAE: 30 September, 2017:   His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and ......read more

Dubai Cares launches four new programs in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean Islands…

The four new programs represent an investment of AED 12,778,857 million (USD 3,478,660) towards improving the learning environment More than 6,350 school children to benefit from programs in the four islands states  Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 30 September 2017:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced four new programs that will ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches Installation of Artificial Caves in Fishing ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched the installation of artificial caves in the fishing waters just off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah in cooperation with Delma Industrial Supply & Marine Services (Delma Marine).  The project falls within the framework of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Delma ......read more

Centena Group wins Dubai Chamber award for its CSR initiatives…

The Group is one among 14 companies in Dubai to be chosen for this recognition Dubai, September 27:  Centena Group, a UAE-based multinational conglomerate, has been awarded the prestigious Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the second year in a row, following significant contributions towards creating an exemplary workplace atmosphere and for adopting some of the best environmental practices by ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Celebrates World Tourism Day at Al Zorah Nature Reserve ...…

2017 global commemoration held under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism’ Dubai-UAE: 28 September, 2017:   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) joined several UAE national and private entities and the wider global community in marking World Tourism Day in cooperation with Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD).  Commemorated across the globe on ......read more

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