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Sultan bin Sulayem launches Innovation Oasis at Dubai Customs

Dubai – 22 February 2018:   Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a number of local and federal innovators and the media. He viewed the new innovations and invited all departments to benefit from them in detection and ......read more

PAC Technologies LLC Establishes State-of-The-Art Headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park

Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 –   PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony. Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals. The event drew a host of high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassador of Lebanon in the UAE, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, Saud Abu Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai ......read more

Statement of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on the occasion of the 38th Plantation Week

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”  He elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initiatives commenced, millions of trees were planted and hundreds of parks were opened across the UAE, remarkably expanding the green areas and ......read more

Dubai Customs foils 1,628 smuggling bids in 2017

21% rise compared to 2016 Dubai – 21 February 2018:  Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.  Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest inspection equipment were among the reasons behind this achievement.  The “White Salt” seizure was a major seizure which shows alertness of Dubai Customs officers and reflects the importance of cooperation and coordination between the ......read more

Malabar Gold lends helping hand to the jobless.

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Umm al-Quwain: The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.  The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings came to attention. Initially the basic amenities have been provided till the date of departure. Necessary travel equipments like bags etc. have been distributed. Mr. Hamsa, Malabar Gold Charity Division head prompted the activities. Most of the ......read more

Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil to be Addressed During FIKR 16 in Dubai

19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.   FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss relevant policies and potential solutions to be incorporated into a future action plan aimed at stabilizing Arab nations and societies.    The event will feature senior officials from both the public and private sectors, intellectuals, ......read more

His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment in 2018

Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018  Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 -   The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed in accordance with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and reflected national efforts to adopt best-in-class global practices to promote sustainability as a lifestyle and a key element in all development schemes to ensure the preservation of ......read more

Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All

Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018:  A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.   “Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion.  The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, being celebrated from February 15 to 21 at Al Majaz Waterfront and Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences. Al Naqbi said that the aim of innovation is to come up with a concept that is of public benefit and is useful for all in the form of ......read more

Hanadi Al Suwaidi: Zayed Al Nahyan Established Innovation by Unifying UAE

As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 -   Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements. Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of Innovation” as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, Dr Al Suwaidi called for the preservation of Sheikh Zayed’s legacy to introduce present and future generations to a legacy that has contributed to numerous qualitative leaps in many ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Majid Al Futtaim Announce MoU to Promote Sustainability

Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.     The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim, and the agreement will encourage collaboration over seven areas: Applying international best practices in sustainability across MAF’s portfolio Partnering in innovative and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Calls for 7th Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 17-19, 2019

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:  The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments  WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future The World Government Summit  has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 -   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued instructions that the seventh session of the World Government Summit to run from February 17 - 19, 2019. This was announced by His ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta

Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’  Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018:   In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta. The initiative took place on 1st February and reflected the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in preserving and maintaining our world for future generations, as well as his efforts to balance development with the environment.   The initiative was ......read more

WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former President Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid  Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 –   Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).  “Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be in an intractable situation, and to recognize the dignity in every single person. He had great strength, ability and determination to reach people and to understand what drives them. For him, it was a necessity to understand others. You cannot build ......read more

WGS 2018: World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give way to regional and bilateral trade

Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 –  His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.    In his session titled ‘The Outlook for Global Trade in a Hyperconnected World’, moderated by CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios, he noted that, to remain effective, the WTO must adapt and introduce more ......read more

RTA announces Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019 Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji: Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019. The event, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, will take place in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation. The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Dubai Land Department Announce Report on ‘State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions'

Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.  The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Today’s ......read more

Nasdaq Head Commends Region's Capital Markets and Government Support

Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018 Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of topics including the role of government in market movements and cryptocurrencies. Nasdaq serves as a technology provider to 90 markets in the world and a technology partner to many of the exchanges in the Middle East, including Nasdaq Dubai and ......read more

WGS 2018 Highlights Role of Citizens in Co-creating Government Services

Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.   She said: “We need to stop talking about aging and us-versus-them and start talking about all of us by inviting all age groups across various fields – from designers to ......read more

WGS 2018: Innovation to Propel Dubai into the Next Century

His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite   Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of Creative Cities’, His Excellency Eng Lootah announced the intention of Dubai Municipality to launch a data collection satellite which will monitor the UAE from space, and will identify various environmental factors, from marine conditions to ......read more

WGS 2018: Renowned Innovation Expert Fast Forwards Time to Showcase Glimpse of the Future

Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today. Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring so rapidly that half of the knowledge that is acquired during our first year of college will be either obsolete or revised by the time of graduation. Carroll said: “The future belongs to those who are fast. It is your ability to embrace ......read more

WGS 2018: VP of Islamic Development Bank Highlights Dubai as Prime Example of Innovative City

High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth. Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of innovation, scaled up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tailored capacities in enabling countries to advance their development objectives. The high-level panel featured Sayed Aqa, Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Sergei ......read more

WGS 2018: World-Renowned Author Opens Landmark Summit with Plea for Compassion and Altruism

Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”  Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.  Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how loving-kindness meditation and altruism can trigger real change in the world. Addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice, he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to ......read more

Potential automation of 20 million jobs in the Middle East

In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:  An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit. The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in wage income and 20.8 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are associated with activities that are already technically automatable today.  "Our research encourages Middle East policymakers and business leaders to embrace the ......read more

Emirates Post Group discovers Emirati talents at National Career Exhibition More than 180 CV applications received

Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018:   In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.  The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to increase the number of UAE Nationals among their employees.  “Supporting and developing Emirati Nationals in their career aspirations is a key priority for Emirates Post Group. The National Career Exhibition presents a great interactive ......read more

WGS 2018: Funding Gap Remains Key Challenge in Meeting Sustainable Development Goals, Say Government Officials

Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –  Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai. Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ session featured Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, and Alenka Smerkolj, Slovenian Minister of Development.  Smerkolj said: ......read more

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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 ......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 ......read more

Quote by Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower on the 46th UAE National Day…

The UAE National Day celebrations is considered one of the most important milestones in our history and the start of our nation's renaissance and prosperity at all levels, based on the solid foundation built by our founding fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Today, we are proud of our country as a model of progress, development, prosperity and an oasis of security and ......read more

Statement of His Excellency Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme ...…

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UAE is first Arab Country to win Category B Membership of IMO Council…

UAE, December 2, 2017- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now become the first Arab country to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. The win was the triumphant result of an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. ......read more

Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime highlights UAE's competitive advantages before ...…

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CEO Empower Ahmad Bin Shafar Statement on Commemoration Day…

“In the observance of Martyrs’ Day, we at Empower commemorate with the whole nation the martyrdom of our dear brothers who have embraced the mission to protect our country. It is humbling to remember that they sacrificed their lives to protect the spirit of the nation, of humanity, of peace and the right of every being to live. Their courage is a fitting reminder of the greatness ......read more

Statement of His Excellency Ahmad Saeed Bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme ...…

“On the UAE Martyrs’ Day, we stand with pride to mark the great battles that the UAE armed forces have faced in the fields of honor and glory, raising the banner of loyalty as we commemorate our martyrs who sacrificed their blood. Our martyrs are paving the way for a radiant future for the UAE and for the whole world. Our commemoration of this dear occasion is a genuine expression of ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates 46th National Day…

UAE, November 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) celebrated the UAE’s 46th National Day at its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, medical areas, hospitals and health facilities in the presence of H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Advisor to the UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman joins whole nation in celebration of 46th UAE National ...…

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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority Leverages Common Data Environment to Advance Integrated ...…

November 27, 2017 - The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for the planning and provisioning of an integrated transport system capable of achieving Dubai's vision of safe and smooth transport for all. As one of RTA’s strategic and primary business units, its Rail Agency was created to provide all modes of railway transportation and to help ease congestion within Dubai. ......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 ......read more

Empower CEO and Trane President Discuss Research & Development to Enhance District Cooling Sector …

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has stressed on the important role that Research and Development (R&D) plays in the continuing efforts to improve and enhance the district cooling sector. The company’s CEO, Ahmad Bin Shafar, emphasized the need to further consolidate Dubai’s position as a ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals improvements on ‘Wareed' system to further enhance its ...…

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the implementation of new improvements on its ‘Wareed’ system, an electronic healthcare information system (HIS) that virtually links all the Ministry’s healthcare facilities in Dubai and the Northern Emirates by automating all healthcare processes across various departments. The new enhancements are expected to enhance ......read more

75% of Empower's 85,000 customers embraces ‘e-services' of the company …

November 22, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, ......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 ......read more

Empower Sponsors ‘Open Day' at Rashid Centre and joins National Day Celebrations …

November 21, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it is sponsoring for the second year the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones’ ‘Open Day’ which will be held on December 15, 2017 to celebrate the works of the students in Dubai. As Gold Sponsor, Empower will provide financial ......read more

UNICEF, WHO and UAE Officials Gather in Dubai for the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the ...…

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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 ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee participates in ‘Motori' workshop…

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Empower emphasizes key role of district cooling in meeting decarbonization targets under UAE ...…

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Dubai Design and Fashion Council signs MoU with The Ministry of Economy for the Protection of ...…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy ...…

New law facilitates procedures and creates a development tool for society Dubai-UAE: 19 November 2017:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC) today hosted a joint press conference to shed light on the new Endowment Law that was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning against dispensing antibiotics without medical ...…

UAE, November 18, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Chairman of the National Pharmacovigilance Council, announced that the Ministry intends to issue new health legislations to put an end to the dangerous practice of dispensing  antibiotics without medical prescription in ......read more

Al Zeyoudi: UAE's Renewable Energy Projects are Key Achievements in Combating Climate Change…

During UAE’s keynote speech at COP23 in Bonn Dubai-UAE: 19 November, 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in combating the climate change impacts through its renewable energy projects and several initiatives and programs that will contribute to ......read more

Al Zeyoudi: The National Climate Change Plan and the National Climate Adaptation Program are UAE's ...…

During UAE’s keynote speech at COP23 in Bonn,  Dubai-UAE: 18 November, 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in combating the climate change impacts through its revolutionary national programs, such as the launch of the National Climate Change Plan 2050 ......read more

Emirates Post issued a set of postage stamps for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for ...…

Promotion of UAE Tourism Sector  Dubai 18 November 2017:  In order to support the initiatives and endeavors of United Arab Emirates to promote the tourism sector and to raise awareness of the country's significant tourist landmarks, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps for some significant tourist landmarks in UAE for the International Year of Sustainable ......read more

Undersecretary of Ministry of Health and Prevention meets with Ambassador of the Argentine Republic…

UAE, November 16, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met with H.E. Dr. Fernando De Martini, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the UAE, to discuss potential opportunities in the development of bilateral relations in the health sector. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry's headquarters ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches ‘Leadership & Innovation in Health' training program…

UAE, November 15, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Training and Development Center, organized the ‘Leadership and Innovation in Health’ training program in partnership with the University of Monash of Australia and the Harvard Macy Institute of USA, with the aim of training and developing the abilities of health sector leaders in accordance with ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Refund initiative to the finals of “Smart Government” program…

Dubai – 15 November 2017:  Dubai Customs has been shortlisted for Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program 2017. The nominated initiative that has made it to the finals is called “Smart Refund”.  The Smart Refund is one of the eight government initiatives announced by Dubai’ the Model Center of the Executive Council of Dubai Government as nominees to win ......read more

Dubai Customs: First government department to win seven-star rating from Ideas UK.…

Dubai – 15 November 2017:  In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system ( by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.  Dubai ......read more

Bin Sulayem receives Maersk CEO in Dubai and exchanges successful experiences with the visiting ...…

H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), held today (November 14, 2017) a meeting with Johan Uggla, the CEO of Maersk and the Grandson of the founder of the well-known global maritime company which is one of the world's largest Container Shipping and Logistics Companies. Bin Sulayem ......read more

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority signs strategic cooperative agreement with DAFZA at Dubai Airshow ...…

UAE, November 14, 2017 - The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) during Dubai Airshow. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two parties in the economic, social and cultural aspects of their respective operations. The move complements the objectives set forth in Dubai Plan ......read more

Emirates Intellectual Property Association and World Intellectual Property Organization ...…

November 14, 2017- The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) successfully concluded today (Tuesday, November 14, 2017), a national workshop covering the arbitration of intellectual property disputes.  The event, which was held in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was aimed towards discussing the significant role being played by arbitration in ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches Future Aviation Lounge Powered by DAFZA during ...…

UAE, November 13, 2017 - His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the "Future Aviation Lounge, Powered by DAFZA" initiative during this year's edition of the Dubai Airshow 2017. The "Future Aviation Lounge" is the first business social network that accelerates and encourages ......read more

Dubai Courts provides free pleading service for insolvent litigants through ‘Sanad Program'…

UAE, November 13, 2017 - Dubai Courts has launched the ‘Sanad Program’ as part of its commitment to financially support insolvent litigants, in line with the national directives to spread happiness and promote the culture of giving and wellbeing under the Year of Giving initiative. ‘Sanad Program’ is the result of the cooperation with various law firms in Dubai, which ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allots US$45 Million Grant to Colombia…

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Grant demonstrates Abu Dhabi government’s keenness on strengthening ties with Colombia” Funding to establish education and health centres, and support SMEs Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 November, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended an Abu Dhabi government grant ......read more

UAE's Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science conducts site visits to assess Japanese and ...…

Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our site visits are an integral part of our provision of support and collaborative expertise to ensure that our awardees’ ground-breaking projects will have the maximum impact” Site visits evaluate innovative projects using a variety of scientific techniques to improve cloud seeding operations Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 November 2017:  The UAE ......read more

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn - Green Hope makes a mark…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017:  Youth members of Green Hope were in Bonn, Germany last week , making an emphatic statement to  COP23 , the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. On the weekend preceding this summit , a Conference of Youth , known as COY13, was held and was attended by thousands of youth activists from all over the world. A two member team from Green Hope , ......read more

Dr. Raza Siddiqui Bags the Healthcare CEO of the Year Award at London Ceremony…

Arabian Healthcare Group CEO and Executive Director of RAK Hospital brings the honor to Ras Al Khaimah Dr Siddiqui was the only awardee from the healthcare sector selected from 200 nominees   November 11, 2017; Dubai, UAE: In a proud moment, the CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and the Executive Director of RAK Hospital brought the honor of receiving the “Healthcare CEO of the ......read more

Clean-Up Arabia 2017 Campaign Concludes in Abu Dhabi…

with participation of 3000 volunteers and 120 divers, Abu Dhabi, UAE: 11 November 2017:  The Clean-Up Arabia 2017 Campaign under the slogan “You Can Make a Difference”’ ended in the capital city Abu Dhabi with a huge participation of volunteers and from different public and private organizations.   Clean-Up Arabia is an annual voluntary campaign that aims to ......read more

Dubai Customs celebrates World Quality Day…

Dubai – 11 November 2017:  The Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at Dubai Customs celebrated on Tuesday 9th November 2017 World Quality Day under the theme “Celebrating Leadership Everyday” at Dubai Customs headquarters in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of departments and employees, plus ......read more

du organized Waste Management Forum in Support of the UAE's Green Economy Vision…

The event focused on evaluating and improving waste management practices to promote more sustainable strategies across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 09 November 2017:  In line with the UAE’s Green Economy Vision as well as company-wide sustainability efforts, du organised its first Waste Management Forum, which took place at du headquarters in Dubai Media City. Government Entities, HSE ......read more

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