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1001 Titles Launches Consultancy Service for Publishers

Aims to establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE Event announced on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, April 24, 2017 The ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has launched a consultancy service for publishers on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The new service from the Sharjah-based initiative that aims to publish 1001 Arabic book titles will provide UAE-based Emirati and Arab publishing houses with consultancy and support, as well as establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE. Launched in collaboration with DEAIFIS Advocates & Legal Consultants (DEAIFIS), the new service will deliver a package of premium consultancy services, most notably drafting and reviewing contracts between authors ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Bans Import of Vegetables, Fruits from Select Countries

Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen must produce certificates of analysis of pesticide residues for produce not already on list by May 15 Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has banned imports of certain vegetables and fruits from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017 as those products have been found to contain pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits. The counties that will be impacted by the ban include Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.  The maximum permitted levels of pesticide residues in foods are stipulated by regulatory bodies in the UAE. Exposure of the general population to such residues most commonly occurs through the consumption of treated food sources. Many of these residual chemicals, especially derivatives of chlorinated ......read more

Dubai Land Department Launches Its Annual ‘Why Do We Keep It?' Campaign

This year's campaign is gaining momentum to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the ninth edition of its annual charity campaign – ‘Why Do We Keep It?’ – will run for five days from 7th to 11th May 2017 in cooperation with the Dubai Charity Association and the Youth Sports Club. The campaign encourages Dubai government employees, relevant stakeholders, public and private school students, and the public to donate items they no longer need for a good cause.  Thanks to its proactive and forward-thinking organisation of the campaign, DLD has secured the support of over 80 stakeholders for this year’s edition, including government agencies, private companies and schools ......read more

Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi: Sharjah Biennial at the Heart of Region's Cultural, Artistic Movement

REGION’S MOST POPULAR ART FESTIVAL NOW BOASTS AN INSTITUTIONAL  FRAMEWORK AND SHOWCASES BEST OF INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 24, 2017 – HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Art Foundation, has described Sharjah Biennial as an essential part of the artistic and cultural movement in the region. “Sharjah Biennial has grown as a manifestation of collective experience and interaction in harmony with the changes and developments in the art scene in the region since 1993, providing a unified vision of the experiences and approaches by artists at the Arab and international levels, in terms of style and forms,” she said.     Explaining the spectacular success and popularity of the Sharjah Biennial, being held from March 10 to June ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Signs Certificates of Origin International Recognition Agreement

Aims at Enhancing Sharjah Exports Sharjah, 23 April 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its capacity as the representative of the International Certificates of Origin Council, according to which CoOs issued by Sharjah Chamber will be awarded international recognition. The agreement aims to allow scaling of international commercial exchange, facilitating investments, and allowing national products to enter international markets. The agreement was signed at Dubai Chamber by His Excellency Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri, Director- General of SCCI, and Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib, Senior Director of Commercial Services Sector at Dubai Chamber, and Deputy Chair of the International Country of Origin Accreditation Committee of the ICC World Chamber Federation. The ......read more

The opening of the tenth Autism Week at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The tenth Autism Week is held at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi In collaboration with Emirates Center for Autism and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry  22 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the community mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Emirates Autism Center to host its tenth Autism Week, from 20th-24th. The aim of the interactive five-day children’s festival is to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, which currently affects 1 in 68 children worldwide. Therefore, to ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes Third and Final UNESCO Workshop and Announces Immediate Work on Inventorying

Dubai, 20 April, 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has concluded its third and final workshop in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the framework of the ‘2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)’. Right after culmination of workshop, the CEO of HHC, H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, announced putting into action immediate work plans on inventorying the country’s elements of intangible cultural heritage in collaboration with the respective local communities. The 5-day workshop was held from 16 to 20 April 2017 at the JW Mariott Marquis in Dubai. The third UNESCO workshop titled “Developing Safeguarding Plans for Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Dubai” was attended by 20 ......read more

Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre Welcomes Senior Delegation from Chechen Republic

•    Chairman of Vnesheconombank leads delegation on visit to gain understanding of DIFC structure  •    Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar in attendance  •    Visit explores ways to strengthen relations between UAE and Chechen Republic  Dubai-UAE: 20 April 2017 – His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), welcomed a senior delegation yesterday from the Chechen Republic led by Gorkov Sergey Nikolaevich, Chairman of Vnesheconombank, the Russian state-owned development bank. His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, was also in attendance. The objective of the Chechen delegation’s trip to Dubai was to explore ways to enhance bilateral relations between ......read more

Dubai Municipality Opens First UAE Foodbank Branch

Over 96 hotels and 240 food shops across the UAE sign on Dubai, UAE: 19 April, 2017 The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees said, “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement of the UAE Foodbank initiative in January. The site is equipped with all the necessary technical and logistical amenities to provide support and sport the launch of the foodbank’s operations.”  Sheikha Hind praised the effort put into ensuring the success of the UAE Foodbank, and into reflecting UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Inaugurates 18th Annual Regional Audit Conference

Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Technological transformation to change the future of internal auditing More than 700 internal auditing professionals, decision-makers participate in the conference  ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association is playing a key role in facilitating education of internal auditors in our country by offering an invaluable training and education to its almost 2,000 members and working effectively to increasing the number of Emirati auditors.  These words came from His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who inaugurated the 18th Annual Regional Conference, organised by the UAE IAA in Abu Dhabi today. His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan said: “Our great leader His Highness the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts High-Level Delegation from Azerbaijan

- Visiting delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Economy H.E. Sahil Babayev -Meeting focused on enhancing economic cooperation and potential to expand trade ties in agriculture, retail, logistics, transport and tourism sectors 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level delegation from Azerbaijan on Wednesday (April 19th) at its head office, which was led by H.E. Sahil Babayev, the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy. The visiting delegation, which included 28 representatives from the country’s public and private sectors, was received by H.E. Majid Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and H.E. Mohammed Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs for the UAE Ministry of Economy. Delegates met with H.E. Al Shamsi, H.E. Al Shehhi, and a group ......read more

Empower Awards AED 62million New Contracts in the First Quarter of 2017

“This is another important milestone in reinforcing our presence and progress. These contracts will further support our commitment to increase environmental efficiency,” says H.E Bin Shafar. Dubai, UAE, April 19 2017:Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts valued at AED 62million in the first quarter of the year. According to Empower, the main reason behind the increase in the number as well as the value of contracts is the customers’ growing trust in the district cooling service, in terms of its efficiency compared to conventional cooling services. The company recently announced that the number of its customers has increased to reach 65,000 at the end of 2016. Empower underscored that the number ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts Workshop on Legal Aspects of UAE Residency

- Workshop aimed to raise awareness about key legal and practical matters related to UAE residency and employment  - Discussions covered a variety of topics, including short and long-term visit and employment permits, business travel, residency compliance, and residency violations 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a one-day legal workshop on Tuesday (April 18th) at its head office in cooperation with Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP and Fragomen (UAE) LLC to provide local businesses and employers with more clarity on key legal and practical aspects related to UAE residency. Entitled ‘Key Legal & Practical Aspects of UAE Residency’, the workshop was attended by Dubai Chamber Members, Legal Experts, Human Resources Professionals, Business Owners, General Managers, ......read more

Enviroserve UAE to Set up World's Largest Integrated Electronics, Waste Recycling Plant at Dubai Industrial Park

•    Swiss Government Export Finance Agency backs one of the largest foreign direct environment investments in UAE •    AED120 million e-waste recycling facility with 39,000 tons processing capacity to span 228,000 square feet •    Region’s first renewable energy-powered recycling facility with zero air, liquid emissions Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Enviroserve UAE, a global leader in the delivery of niche waste and environmental solutions, has signed an agreement with Dubai Wholesale City for the construction of a 228,000 sq ft electronics and specialized waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park, the dedicated industrial hub within Dubai Wholesale City.  The signatories included Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, and ......read more

Dubai Customs signs cooperation agreement with BUiD, and unleashes innovation

Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2017:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the innovation policies and programs adopted at Dubai Customs are based on the national innovation strategy and the strategic development plans. 97% client happiness, 89% supplier happiness, and 90% partner happiness were the fruits of adopting these plans and programs.  During his participation in an event organized by Dubai Customs under the theme “Unleash Innovation” Musabih reaffirmed the Department’s commitment of providing a positive workplace conducive to innovation.  He added:” Our innovations have raised Dubai Customs’ profile as a leading customs administration. We were accredited by the Global Innovation Institute thanks to 11 unprecedented innovations the Department has put forth. ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center partners with Comae Technologies to Deliver OPCDE

OPCDE is the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East   Students at OPCDE will demonstrate their technical ability as part of “The UAE National Cyber Security Capture The Flag!” Competition  18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), a Dubai government entity whose mission is to make Dubai the safest electronic city in the world, entered in strategic partnership with award-winning UAE-based cyber security start-up, Comae Technologies to support them to deliver OPCDE, the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East. The exclusive cyber security conference will take place on April 26-27th, 2017 at the futuristic Dubai Future Accelerator Space, in the Emirates Towers. This conference brings together security researchers and professionals from the ......read more

Dubai Chamber opens eighth representative office in Brazil

São Paulo office is the Chamber’s first within Latin America  Office will aim to boost trade and investment flows between Dubai and Latin America H.E. Al Ghurair: Office opening falls in line with the Chamber’s international expansion plans and efforts to enhance economic cooperation with promising markets H.E. Buamim: This move demonstrates Chamber’s strong commitment to expanding trade ties between Dubai-based businesses and their Latin American counterparts Brazil is Dubai’s top trading partner in Latin America with bilateral trade valued at AED 6 billion in 2016 Dubai's non-oil trade with Latin America reached AED 17.4 billion in 2016, a 29% growth rate compared to AED 13.5 billion in 2010 Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on ......read more

HE Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori receives Michael J. Saylor President & Chairman of MicroStrategy to discuss opportunities for cooperation

Underlines the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a global ICT hub Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2017:  His Excellency Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Systems &Information Centre , the pioneering Government entity responsible for the ICT agenda in Abu Dhabi , recently received in his office Michael J. Saylor , President, Chairman and CEO at MicroStrategy® (Nasdaq: MSTR) Incorporated, one of the world's leading company in the field of analytics technology for companies and mobility solutions and information security.. HE Al Mansoori thanked Mr. Saylor for his visit, adding that it confirms that International companies are interested in the technological developments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. HE stressed that the Center is ready and looking forward to strengthen bonds of cooperation ......read more

Taima Abdullah Al Omari Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Kuwait

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Kuwait: 18 April, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Kuwait National Library. His Excellency honoured Taima Abdullah Al Omari, the Kuwait ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at Al Ratqa High School, and Dr. Mubarak Raja Al Otaibi, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award for the state. His Excellency stated, “We are proud of our schools and students, who made excellent progress at the second round of the Arab Reading Challenge. We congratulate Taima Al Omari and Dr. Mubarak Al Otaibi, and wish them success as they enter the fourth and final stage of the challenge on ......read more

H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi visits Tadweer and learns about the latest waste management projects

Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2017 - His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi), where he was greeted by H.E. Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, General Manager of Tadweer. The visit comes in line with the Ministry’s objective to contribute to creating a sustainable environment in accordance with the UAE Vision 2021.  During his visit, H.E. Dr. Al Zeyoudi toured around all departments of Tadweer and was given a clear and detailed explanation about Tadweer’s projects and services, including Strategy, Public Awareness, Collection and Transportation of Waste, Public Health Pest Control, Projects, Licensing, Tariff and Customer Service and products of recycling plants.   Tadweer is the leading government entity ......read more

CRA Managed Increased Demand for Spectrum Licenses & Frequencies in 2016

Number of spectrum licences issued up by 145%, frequency assignments by 117%, type approvals requests remained unchanged    Doha, April 18, 2017: In 2016, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) met full and diverse range radiocommunication spectrum needs for the State of Qatar issuing a total of 4,059 (up by 145% from 1,654 licenses in 2015) spectrum licenses during the year. The number of frequencies assigned also increased significantly to 2,538 (up by 117% from 1,167 in 2015).Type approval certificates issued for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (RTTE) remained relatively unchanged at 1,114 (from 1,212 in 2015).  In 2016 CRA also finalized the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) with appropriate consideration to planning of projects in sectors that are critical to Qatar’s economy. ......read more

Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Attracts More than 700 Submissions

-Second edition of competition sees 100% increase in number of submissions  -Top three winners to receive cash prizes, access to training and support  -Al Zaabi: Response to competition has been very strong and Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem remains a major force driving its economy 18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has started assessing entries for the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which was recently launched by the Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The competition aims to strengthen the role of entrepreneurs in contributing to Dubai’s strategic plans by giving them an opportunity to support the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city. The Chamber received more than 700 innovative ideas in the second ......read more

Emirates Auction, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organize Auctions Worth AED58.5 Million

Dubai-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – Within less than two years of the partnership between Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Emirates Auction, 230 assets owned by minors under the Foundation’s care have been sold for a total value of AED58.5 million. The assets that have been auctioned include properties worth AED50,951,975 million, as well as distinguished number plates worth AED4,071,800 million, vehicles estimated at AED2,819,600 million, and other shares and assets valued at AED710,148. As a preliminary step, these assets were carefully evaluated by Emirates Auction to preserve the rights of their owners and achieve a fair selling price. His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “We always take utmost care of minors’ assets through preserving and investing them to help meet ......read more

Dubai Customs says Yes to Positivity, distributes 1,000 copies of ‘Reflections on Positivity and Happiness' at City Walk

Dubai – 17 April 2017:  Dubai  Customs has wound up its weeklong ‘Yes to Positivity’ initiative, which aimed to promote the spirit of positivity among the community. This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who wants to build a truly positive society with motivated individuals and a high performance environment. The initiative was carried out by DC’s Training Center as part of its operational plan for this year which focuses on nurturing the culture of positive thinking.   The program of events was concluded this weekend with the distribution of 1,000 copies of the recently-published inspirational book Reflections on Positivity and Happiness by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to visitors of City ......read more

International Audit Standards Board Revises Internal Auditing Standards, Introduces 10 Core Principles

Abdulqader Obaid Ali: New standards to enhance transparency and role of internal auditors in UAE’s government and private organisations All government entities required to establish an internal auditing unit DUBAI, April 16, 2017: The International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB) has revised the international standards for internal auditing and has introduced 10 new core principles to the new International Professional Practice Framework (IPPF).  The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has asked internal auditors to enhance their skills and be more extensively involved in the functioning of organisations as that these revisions also impact internal auditing in public and private organisations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and widen the role of internal auditors, requiring an increased ......read more

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Emirates Airline Appointed Official Carrier of World Government Summit 2017…

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Dubai Media City Takes Part in Reducing Carbon Emissions By 10% on Car Free Day…

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Empowering People to Help One Another Within Safety Check…

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WGS 2017 Convenes Global Leaders, Futurists, and Experts to discuss the changing role and ...…

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World Government Summit 2017 to Livestream Three Days of Events…

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Smart Dubai and ENOC Sign MOU to Promote the Smart Dubai Initiative…

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16 year old Winner of Turner Social Change Prize…

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Sharjah Named in Top Ten Global Cities of the Future Survey…

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Blockchain Technology: Can the GCC Digital Economy Thrive Without It?…

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Sharjah Announced Region's First Candidate City for UNICEF's ‘Child Friendly Cities' Initiative…

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Smart Dubai Office and IBM Collaborate on Dubai's Cognitive Roadmap…

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Eight Nominees Make it to Finals of ‘Best Minister in the World' Award…

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World Government Summit Announces Al Tayer Motors Exclusive Automotive Partner for the Fourth ...…

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Empower takes part in 8th Car Free Day…

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Panel session entitled “Customs and border control” was the highlight Dubai, UAE, 23 January 2017:  Panelists of 2nd Dubai Customs Week’s panel session highlighted the importance of unifying strategies and develop customs work in the UAE. They also focused on the necessity of coordination and cooperation at the federal level to help better tackle geopolitical ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host major conference to tackle Middle East and North Africa food challenge…

MENA Food Production 2030 launches at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi is set to play a leading role in coordinating efforts to meet the pressures of feeding 520 million people by 2030, one of the biggest challenges facing the Middle East today. MENA Food Production 2030 will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition ......read more

Emirates Post witnesses rush for renewal of PO Boxes ahead of January 31 deadline…

Dubai, January 22, 2017:  A large number of P.O. Box holders have started renewing their subscriptions for 2017, as the deadline of January 31, draws near. Emirates Post has advised subscribers not to wait for the last minute to renew their subscription. The renewal can be done through multiple channels: at all post offices, Emirates Post Group’s website (www.epg.gov.ae), and ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off its “2nd Dubai Customs Week” with a seminar on Facilitation and Control in ...…

To transform into Federal Customs Week as of 2018 Dubai, UAE, 22nd January 2017:  2nd Dubai Customs Week kicked off today with a seminar at Dubai Customs main building entitled “Facilitation and Control in Customs Work”. The seminar was attended by His Excellency Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs authority, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, ......read more

Dubai Customs scores 96.2% on happiness index in 2016…

Dubai, UAE, 21th January, 2017: Dubai Customs scored an overall 96.2% on Dubai Smart Office’s happiness meter. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World said he is happy with the result of this important evaluation that covered the website, the services and customs centers.  “I am happy with this result which reflects the great level ......read more

“2nd Dubai Customs Week” kicks off 22nd Jan 2017…

Al Tayer Motors participates with four sporty cars Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2017:  The activities of 2nd Dubai Customs Week will kick off, Sunday 22nd January 2017 at Dubai Customs main building. The event is held under the patronage of Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and was attended by His Excellency Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the ......read more

UAE Ranked First in the Region and 19th Globally in 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index…

Out of 118 countries participating in the annual survey which quantifies what countries do to develop, attract and empower talent, the UAE has ranked first out of 13 countries in the Northern Africa and Western Asia region, and 19th overall Adecco has partnered with INSEAD and the Human Capital Leadership Institute to release the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) Of the 118 ......read more

UAE Rain Enhancement Program Hosts First-ever International Workshop on Rain Enhancement Science ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2016:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science hosted its first ever International Research Progress Workshop on Rain Enhancement on 18 and 19 January at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  The two-day International Workshop, which was attended by leading scientists from renowned global and local ......read more

InSinkErator® Opens First Middle East & Africa Training Centre…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2017:  InSinkErator®, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, opened doors to the first dedicated training centre for the Middle East & Africa region. The training centre is located at the Emerson headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone South, ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs MoU with Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi - UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi on the promotion of food security in the United Arab Emirates. His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Chairman of Food Security Center, Abu ......read more

92% of millennials in the GCC believe climate change is a real threat to the world…

Dubai, 17th January 2017:  A Recent YouGov Study has found that millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future.  YouGov invited millennials aged from 18 to 29 residing in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to voice their opinions on climate change. The ......read more

EcoWASTE 2017 kicks-off eyeing the waste management sector development…

The event witnessed strong local and international participation H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “Tadweer’s ultimate objective is showcasing Abu Dhabi as the global capital of future energy and a leading destination for sustainability” Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2017:  The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, a leading conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, was ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy along with DEWA Organise Workshop for Green Public Procurement…

Inspired by global best practices, common criteria launched to promote ‘green economy’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and its member entities in association with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a workshop marking the roll-out of common criteria for Green Public Procurement, including General Criteria as an overarching framework, ......read more

Fifth Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 12 to 14, 2017…

UN, World Bank, IMF, OECD among Top Participating International Organizations Dubai-UAE: 14 January, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS) has announced there will be 10 new developments on the agenda of its upcoming fifth edition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from ......read more

Public launch of Dubai's Security Industry Regulatory Agency features in power-packed conference ...…

SIRA Forum to outline new ‘Regulation of Security Industry Law’ governing frameworks, guidelines, and expectations Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry ......read more

Dubai Carbon Projects Reduce Carbon Emissions Worth AED 5 million…

Three UN approved projects by the green economy enabler has reduced CO2 emissions by 419,500 tCO2 in 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy, UN approved CDM projects undertaken by the emirate has achieved an emissions reduction of 419,500 tCO2 in 2016. According to Dubai Carbon, the low-carbon economy enabler, the savings achieved is equal to AED ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Spends Total Endowment Fund of AED49 Million in 2016…

Dubai-UAE: 10 January, 2017:  The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the expenditure of the entire amount of its five endowment funds estimated at AED49 million in 2016. AMAF’s endowment funds are categorized under Islamic affairs, social affairs, healthcare, education, and righteousness and piety.  The Islamic affairs endowment fund ranked first in ......read more

3rd Edition - GCC Waste Management & Recycling Forum Dubai 2017…

With Success of 1st & 2nd Editions of GCC Waste Management Forum, IMNBI have taken the responsibilities to continue supporting GCC Waste Management Subject by Planning for this 3rd Edition. Waste management is an important part of the urban infrastructure as it ensures the protection of the environment and of human health. It is not only a technical environmental issue, but also a highly ......read more

Smart Dubai Office and RIT Dubai Announces Launch of Corporate Happiness Program…

UAE, January 8, 2017 - The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office and Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai RIT Dubai, to launch the Corporate Happiness Program. Offered in conjunction with ......read more

Green Hope's Visit to Sir Banyas Island…

Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  With the global population exceeding 7 billion, our planet's flora and fauna are under severe threat due to over consumption and human encroachment. The destruction of natural habitats is one of the main causes in the decline of dependent ecosystems. Raising awareness of habitat conservation amongst civil society stakeholders is the only way to mitigate this ......read more

Launch of UAE Food Bank Initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ...…

Captain Al Shamisi: UAE Food Bank A Noble Initiative to Promote Universal Goodness Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The launch of the UAE Food Bank by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, continues the legacy established by the UAE’s ......read more

Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau…

Abu Dhabi now the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East for attracting annual conferences and associations Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), made significant strides in bids to host a number of key conferences in the coming years. In total, the Bureau successfully ......read more

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