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DWTC awarded by Dubai Municipality for continuous support of UAE Food Bank

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the UAE, as well as preserving the environment through waste management. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste. The initiative aims to position Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste and is supported by Dubai ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses mental health on Universal Children's Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal Children’s Day, Dr Nadia Dabbagh, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital and Programme Lead for the Mental Health Strategy at DHA, speaks about child and adolescent well-being. Adolescence is a critical time of life. It is a time when people become independent individuals, forge new relationships, develop social skills and learn behaviours that will last the rest of their lives. It can also be one of the most challenging ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host 2nd India-UAE Strategic Conclave opening doors of next-level mutual growth opportunities

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance.  The day-long Conclave will feature key discussion topics including ‘Fresh ideas for the strategic ties’, ‘Encouraging trade and long-term strategy for enhancing non-oil trade’ and ‘The India UAE Defence and Space Collaboration.’ The Conclave, to be held at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, will have an exciting line-up of participating leadership which ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In an event that took place on the beach in front of Jumeirah Al Naseem on Thursday 15 November, Jumeirah conservationists, with the support of Dubai Tourism, released 50 rehabilitated turtles back into the sea.  Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an ongoing initiative by Dubai Tourism to promote a more environmentally-friendly, greener future, supported the event as part of the ongoing Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Programme. Under the ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a month for each department to brainstorm and come with new innovations that help build new work models, strategies and ideas.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received the smart innovator platform team in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, and Hussam Juma, Director, Business Innovation Department.  Musabih hailed the recognition and urged for more innovation in order to further ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness in world societies

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his speech, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance is committed to focus on prospering from pluralism and embracing diversity through innovation and collaboration. He said further that the initiatives will be in cooperation with the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT). “The first initiative is the launch of the National Research Project on Tolerance. This is a continuing project for the coming years ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address practice differences and inconsistency. Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center in the Middle East, in collaboration with the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), has just launched a new whitepaper, “Sukuk in focus: the necessity for global common practices”, inviting industry experts to share their perspectives on processes and principles of sustainable investment that will harness the case for global common ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. Alstom will conduct initial static and dynamic tests in the depot over the next few months.    In 2016, the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing line. The project, also known as Route 2020, is worth a total of €2.6 billion, and is expected to start commercial service in 2020, ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The International Institute for Tolerance will organize the World Tolerance Summit (WTS 2018) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Armani Hotel, Dubai, on November 15 and 16, coinciding with the International Day for Tolerance. Themed “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”, the ......read more

Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be celebrated during a special ceremony hosted by Michael Kors on 7 November in Los Angeles, California.  With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kate Hudson is a role model both on and off-screen. She has championed WFP’s mission since 2015 when she first joined Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign. She has lent her talents to advocate for the global fight against hunger through this campaign that raises funds for WFP’s ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 of 3

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to execute the off-plan sale contract concluded between him and the developer.   As stated in the Explanatory Note, it came at the request of the Dubai Courts. The need appears to have stemmed from the differences in the jurisprudence of the courts regarding the application of Article 11. There is no doubt that the disharmony in the jurisprudence affects the stability and growth of the real estate sector, a leading sector in the ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will include the 2 commemorative stamps that were launched in 2003 in honour of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession day. In March of 2003, Emirates Post announced that it will organize a stamp design contest entitled “Zayed – Pride of Arabs” for students of colleges and universities of the UAE. Maryam Al Muhairi, a student from the Higher Colleges of Technology (Sharjah Women’s Campus), bagged the top prize in the contest, and two ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes workshop on blockchain technology in customs business

Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the participation of 68 male and female employees from different departments in Dubai Customs.  The workshop is part of Dubai Customs efforts to capitalize on the blockchain technology and support the Dubai Blockchain Strategy which will help Dubai achieve the vision of H.H. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai by making Dubai the first city fully powered by Blockchain by 2020 and making ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services. Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including those of Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Kuwait, South ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 203,650 smart transactions during “Week without Service Centers”

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world by raising awareness about the benefits of using smart services and systems to process payments and transactions. There are 48 main services available through smart channels in Dubai Customs. ease of use and convenience are the main ......read more

Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.  This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in supporting green life and protecting the environment. Recycling these items reduces the environmental footprint and helps raise awareness around the importance of proper disposal of these harmful items. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most people. Perhaps Intellectual Property rights-holders are those most likely to feel the true ......read more

October has been a very active and engaging month for Green Hope.

We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's  Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With EcoJustice: Environmental Education & Equity in Action'.. I was  privileged to speak at the One Young World Summit at The Hague at the Environment Plenary! It was a great honor to share our work!   We also celebrated  #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild with young people from North America through a webinar! The purpose of this day is to promote awareness and action with respect to the unique challenges and issues ......read more

Labour Awareness Training Now Mandatory for Employees in Select Professions in the Mainland

31 October 2018; Dubai UAE:  New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).    This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ‘Tawjeeh’ service centres, designated by the MOHRE to offer guidance on rights and responsibilities of employers and employees prior to any contractual engagement. The process, however, does not apply to workers sponsored by companies in free zones.    Details of the awareness session    The awareness training involves a 1.5-hour classroom session with an informative video on UAE employment regulations, displayed in 16 ......read more

DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 4th Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES), an event that is 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 at Madinat Jumeirah on October 30-31. The Halal Trade & Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet Vision 2030 goals

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy. The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms. Panellists included Ahmar Azam, Chief Operating Officer of Leejam; Anand Rohatgi, Chief Operating Officer of Synergy Consulting; Daniel Royle, Corporate Partner at Abuhimed ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dar Al Ber Society

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters. The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. Al Qatami said that humanitarian initiatives have always held an important place at the DHA and that the DHA’s new organizational structure has a dedicated Health Fund Department, which has an expanded mandate to provide medical assistance and support to patients with financial difficulties. The department’s role is to ......read more

Sharjah Police launches a public auction in cooperation with Emirates Auction

Sharjah, UAE, 30 October 2018:   The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East, announced the launch of a public auction for 56 distinguished vehicle number plates from category 3, which includes a 1 one-digit number plate, 4 two-digit number plates, 15 three-digit number plate, 20 four-digit number plates, and 16 five-digit number plate. The auction will take place on November 10 at 5:00 pm at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre. The number (7) is among the most prominent number plates in this auction as it is the only one-digit number plate available for bidding. Other prominent number plates in the auction include (14), (20), (55), (400), (122), (1700), (7777) and (3311) ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and CDA sign MoU to make Dubai clubs “child-friendly”

Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:  In the framework of cooperation between government entities to serve the nation and society, the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unify their efforts in the field of community development and child protection, and work together to promote sports as a way of life. The MoU was signed at the headquarters of DSC by HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Ahmed Abdulkarim Julfar, Director General of CDA, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and a number of directors and members of the two Dubai government entities. The agreement includes the participation of the two parties in making Dubai clubs child-friendly, and support for the educational ......read more

IHC Member Launches First Dubai Appeal to Help Restore Sight to Region's Blind

The Fred Hollows Foundation, member of International Humanitarian City, Dubai, launches its first local campaign  A simple surgery can bring sight to the 15 million people who are needlessly blind across Middle East, South Asia and North Africa There are 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who need eye surgery or treatment Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  The Fred Hollows Foundation, based at International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, has launched its first UAE campaign calling for funds to help restore sight to the more than 15 million people who are blind across Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.    Chairman of The Foundation, the Honourable John Brumby said tackling avoidable blindness was a major challenge in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.   “There are ......read more

Dubai Cares' programs in Rwanda on track to deliver a transformative change in children and young people's education

Dubai Cares’ delegation visits schools in Rwanda to monitor and evaluate progress of its programs Programs address key education challenges linked to Early Childhood Education and youth empowerment  Over 2,500 children and 16,000 young people benefit from both programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates -29 October 2018:   A delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, visited Rwanda as part of a monitoring and evaluation trip to witness the progress of its two programs launched in 2017. The first program of the UAE-based global philanthropic organization, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is focused on improving the quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE), while the second is working towards empowering youth.     Dubai Cares’ ......read more

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

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

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

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Official Statement Issued Regarding Entry and Residency of Qatari Citizens…

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

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AUS research team to convert organic wastes into soil amendments…

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

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“It is estimated that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute 40 per cent to Dubai’s GDP and employ 42 per cent of the total workforce. The significance of such enterprises must not be overlooked as they are responsible for substantial employment and income generation opportunities across the world, thus playing a major role in poverty alleviation, socio-economic and ......read more

The 'Taqdeer Award' helps facilitate excellent relations between companies and their employees…

UAE, June 26 2018- Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Surour, Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai and Chairman of the Taqdeer Awards, has announced the launch of this year’s edition of the Awards, which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop holds brainstorming sessions to help modernize its 'Strategic Plan for ...…

UAE, 26 June 2018- Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully organized a brainstorming session recently to review its Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 and to discuss its vision to lead the vehicle maintenance services with high quality and efficiency. Held under the CEO of His Excellency (H.E.) Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwei, Executive Manager, DGW, the sessions saw the participation of all of its ......read more

UAE launches first-ever World Tolerance Summit to promote diversity through innovation…

WTS, an initiative of the International Institute of Tolerance, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, follows the announcement of the International Day of Tolerance and will be held from November 15-16, 2018 attracting global leaders to forge collaboration for productive pluralism UAE is the first country in the world to appoint Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes 6 training workshops to fight smuggling…

Dubai – 25 June 2018: Dubai Customs Training Center organized 6 training workshops during the first quarter of 2018 as part of its efforts to develop inspectors’ skills in combating smuggling and illegitimate trade. The courses targeted 100 officers who learnt about the latest methods of recognizing different types of drugs and chemical precursors and latest methods of combating ......read more

Dubai Customs makes 540 drug seizures from January to June…

Dubai – 25 June 2018:  Marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26 June, Dubai Customs announced its latest figures for drug seizures made in January to 22nd June.  It made 540 seizures: Coastal Customs Centre Management made 4 seizures, Air Customs Centre Management made 23 seizures, Land Customs Centre Management made ......read more

DWTC announces up to 70 per cent reduction on FZ licensing and incorporation fees to catalyse ...…

Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced up to 70 per cent reduction on licensing and incorporation fees within the DWTC Authority (DWTCA), a free zone offering offshore licenses for businesses, and One Central, the world-class lifestyle development at the heart of Dubai’s Central Business District, to spur business and benefit multi-sector growth. ......read more

ADNEC forges strategic partnership with SEHA for inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi International Boat ...…

Abu Dhabi, June 24, 2018/ADNEC/ The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced its partnership with SEHA as Official Healthcare Provider for the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018, which will be held from 17th to 20th October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. SEHA will be present at the show with a fully equipped mobile clinic and ......read more

Sharjah's Economic Realities Focal Point of Statistics and Community Development Department's New ...…

GDP, salaries of male and female workers, and growth by sector to feature in survey findings  Sharjah, June 19, 2018:  The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has announced the launch of a new economic survey project in Sharjah, which aims to offer a real-time analysis of sector-by-sector growth and transformation in the emirate, highlighting the ......read more

Commitment and Protection – the increasing importance of DIFC Wills amid economic change…

By Sean Hird   Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  The UAE has always been an engine for change in the Middle East and the next big transformation is just around the corner.   Changes in business and residency law are planned which will have sweeping effects on the lives of non-Emirati residents.   They will affect how we do business, where we live, how we invest and, ......read more

Orolia Awarded $34 Million Contract to Deliver Personnel Recovery Devices to the US Army…

Innovative Positioning Beacon Will Increase Soldier Survivability  Dubai, United Arab Emirates June 18, 2018:  Orolia, a world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, announced that its subsidiary McMurdo Inc. was awarded a $33,986,800 contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) for the US Army. This PRD is a dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal ......read more

Dubai Tourism Launches State-of-the-art Airport Installation to Inspire Dxb Transit Passengers to ...…

‘MyDubai Experience’ enables passengers to virtually explore Dubai Interactive and immersive digital installation draws on wide array of content to optimally showcase Dubai’s destination offerings Passengers register to receive free personalised stopover itineraries plus entry into monthly competition offering a chance to win their luxury holiday in Dubai Dubai, UAE; ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its experience to Chinese delegates…

Dubai – 18 June 2018:   Dubai Customs received a Chinese delegation this morning who came to learn about Dubai Customs’ experience in developing and disrupting customs business. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed the Chinese delegates who came from Yiwu City in Zhejiang Province.   From Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive ......read more

Indian Businessman Mohammed Aref Donates 560 Flight Tickets to Free Inmates Through Faraj Fund…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 June 2018:  Indian businessman Mohammed Aref aided Faraj Fund in freeing 560 prison inmates by providing flight tickets which will facilitate the recipients’ return to their home countries.  The generous gesture expresses his commitment to philanthropy during Ramadan and was regarded to be one of the most commended initiatives carried out during ......read more

Dubai Cares partners with Idealz in support of providing children and young people in developing ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Initiatives, has partnered with Idealz Enterprises LLC to promote charitable donations through a unique incentive scheme. Idealz, founded in 2016 by Jad Toubayly and Easa Al Gurg, is a unique ecommerce store which sells self-branded sport-chic apparel and stationery. Customers join the ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council enhances the skills of its members through the 'Spirit of Zayed' ...…

By partnering with leading international companies to develop the expertise of the programme’s participants Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018:  In conjunction with 'Zayed Humanitarian Day' and the ‘Year of Zayed’, The Dubai Business Women Council has partnered with leading international companies to offer the 'Spirit of Zayed' mentorship programme, which ......read more

GSK distributes 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags to people across the GCC…

GSK launches a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, supported by the Year of Zayed, to further values of sustainability and human development Out of the 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags distributed by 130 GSK volunteers, 2,500 were given to people in the UAE Dubai, 12 June 2018:  In the spirit of Ramadan and in line with the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Makes Worldwide Plea to Strike Child Labour at its Very Roots…

Call marks the ILO World Day Against Child Labour    Jawaher Al Qasimi: Respect for the rights of children is a humanitarian commitment and a definitive requirement in civilised societies    The world’s reform begins with a happy childhood rich with love and care   Sharjah, June 11, 2018:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center distributes Eidia on first day of Eid…

Iconic mascots Omeir and Ghbeisha to interact with kids and visitors at Dubai’s City Walk    Dubai, 11 June 2018:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is promoting the generous custom of distributing Eidia or money handed to kids on the first day of Eid, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.   Leading this event are HHC’s iconic mascots ......read more

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launches fundraising campaign to help Rohingya Refugees…

UAE, June 11, 2018: Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation, has launched a fundraising campaign for Rohingya Refugees who have fled targeted violence in Myanmar for refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. This campaign was launched to support MSF’s medical operations for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar. So far, MSF has created 10 ......read more

Dubai Summer Surprises Calendar of Events Revealed…

Dubai Tourism announces full-line up of summer sales, events and promotions Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 10 June 2018:  Offering an exciting six-week programme of summer activities sure to keep both residents and tourists entertained, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai’s annual summer festival will return to the city from 22 June – 4 August 2018. With just over two ......read more

Colgate-Palmolive and Surge Middle East partner to educate thousands of children about water ...…

The partnership is part of the global Colgate Save Water campaign with Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps   Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018:   Continuing its long-standing commitment to saving water, the Colgate-Palmolive Company has launched a new partnership with Surge Middle East - a global non-profit organization for water, sanitation, and hygiene projects - to raise awareness ......read more

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