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Young Future Energy Leaders Group Visits BASF Headquarters in Germany

Visit Included Trip to Europe’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sessions with Experts in Green Buildings and Solar Energy Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 July 2017: Eight members of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program visited the Ludwigshafen headquarters of the largest chemical producer in the world, BASF, to learn how innovations in chemical engineering are helping to solve some the world’s biggest challenges, like providing clean water to a growing population and achieving energy efficiency. YFEL is an outreach program of the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. During the three-day visit, the YFEL members toured various BASF site facilities, including one of the largest wastewater treatment plant in Europe, and the BASF Competence Center Fuels and Lubes. They also received ......read more

Dubai Chamber shortlisted in 2017 World Chambers Competition

Chamber has been nominated for the Best Unconventional Project Award and will present Dubai Innovation Index at 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney H.E. Buamim: Nomination is a recognition of Chamber’s strong commitment to supporting the development of business in Dubai Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named as a finalist for the Best Unconventional Project award in the 2017 World Chambers Competition.   The Chamber, set to present its nominated project at the 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney this September, is the only chamber of commerce from the Middle East and North Africa region that has been shortlisted within this award category.   The project, the Dubai Innovation Index, was initially launched by Dubai Chamber in 2015 as an annual ......read more

Ajman's Al Zorah Nature Reserve Designated as Wetland of International Importance

Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Al Zorah Nature Reserve in Ajman has been officially declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, making it the seventh site in the UAE on the Ramsar List.  The declaration recognizes the achievements of the UAE in the field of nature conservation and protection of endangered land and marine species. The Ramsar Convention, also known as the Convention on Wetlands, aims to protect wetlands, restore their basic ecological functions, and develop their economic, cultural and scientific role as well as recreational value. His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Ajman’s Municipality and Planning Department, said: “The designation of Al Zorah Nature Reserve as Ramsar Site No. 2309 places the protected area on the global map and ......read more

Dubai Chamber to participate in 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney

12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries to participate in the biennial event H.E. Buamim: Our participation in the Congress falls in line with the Chamber’s strategy of exploring new opportunities for members and attracting global companies to Dubai Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it will be actively participating in the 10th World Chambers Congress which is being organised and hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation (WCF).   The Congress will take place September 19th-21st, 2017 in Sydney, Australia, with around 12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries participating in the unique biennial event.   As a Platinum Sponsor of the Congress, Dubai Chamber will be representing the ......read more

Dubai Chamber adds 8,900 new members in H1-2017

New Membership grows by nearly 10,9% to reach 210,000 in the first half of 2017 Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports increase over 6% to AED 146.7bn Saudi Arabia is top export market for Dubai Chamber members 465,680 Certificates of Origin issued at a rate of around 2,500 per day The Chamber received 350 visiting delegations from 34 countries Dubai, UAE. July 23, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said a total of 8,900 companies joined as members within the first six months of 2017, while it saw its new membership increase by 10.9% year on year.   Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports grew by 6.1% during the first half of 2017 to AED 146.7 billion, compared to AED 138.3 billion in the same period of last year. The Chamber’s total membership reached 210,000 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Government Grants US$18 Million to Strengthen Power Supply in Guinea

Capital comes from US$90 million Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for Guinea Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President Centre to support West African Power Pool programme Project to serve more than 10 million people Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity in development aid, attended the official cornerstone-laying ceremony of Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre in the presence of His Excellency Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, and His Excellency Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of Guinea.   ADFD allocated US$18 million (AED66 million) for the construction and operation of the centre from the US$90 million (AED330 million) Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for development projects ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Accuracy of 4,871 Legal Measuring Instruments, 9,010 Pre-packaged Products in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out a series of inspections in H1 2017 to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments and pre-packaged products used in the Abu Dhabi market and ensure their compliance with the applicable standards. As part of the drive, the Council inspected over the past six months 4,871 legal measuring instruments, including trade scales, gold, jewellery and precious metal scales, oud and Arabian perfume scales, weighing platforms, shipping scales and petroleum meters, as well as 9,010 pre-packaged products. Sultan Al Mehairi, Director of Information Service and Engagement at QCC, said: “The inspection drive aligns with QCC’s mandate of developing ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Opens Nominations for 5th Edition of Islamic Economy Award

Award Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in Line with Directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum   Dubai-UAE: 19 July, 2017 – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced the commencement of nominations for the fifth edition of the Islamic Economy Award (IEA).   Launched in 2013 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the award recognises the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards and have a positive impact on global socio-economic development.   The award is a joint initiative of DIEDC and Dubai Chamber of ......read more

Empower extends support to ‘State of Green Economy' Report

The sponsorship is a reflection of Empower’s years of success and adoption of innovative strategies to minimise the environmental impact   Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will extend its support to the ‘State of Green Economy’ Report by Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), as a Platinum Sponsor. The Green Economy Report sheds light on Dubai’s accomplishments and achievements in developing and applying green economy charters in all the different sectors. It also highlights Dubai’s support for green economy and the reduction of carbon emissions.   “We are delighted to extend our support to the State of Green Economy Report. While the publication presents ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Oversees Spraying Organic Insecticide on 26,000 Palm Trees Affected by Dust Spider

Effort is Part of Year of Giving Initiatives Launched in Cooperation with Private Sector Dubai-UAE: 19 July 2017:  In line with the "Year of Giving" initiative declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched a series of projects in cooperation with the private sector. MOCCAE is overseeing the spraying of 26,000 palm trees affected by the dust spider with an organic insecticide in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country and is also facilitating 1,000 liters of the organic insecticide in cooperation with Swaidan Trading Company for the project.  His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the project is ......read more

Emirates Post offers enhanced Promotional Stamps service to organizations and companies

Dubai ,July 18, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has enhanced its Promotional Stamps service, which targets public and private institutions to celebrate their special occasion and milestone achievements by creating postage stamps. The service enables government and private institutions to mark their historic occasions by issuing special stamps, designed in association with Emirates Post Group. Mr. Abdullah Mohammad Al Ashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "A promotional postage stamp issued through Emirates Post can go a long way in promoting the company’s event and profile, and record it for posterity through postage stamps issued in the UAE. This service represents a unique and innovative marketing tool for institutions and companies to commemorate special events.” He added that the Promotional ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Masdar and Bee'ah to Develop Integrated Study on Waste Management

Dubai-UAE: 18 July, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company-Masdar and Bee’ah aimed at developing an integrated study to implement a waste-to-energy conversion facility to serve the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  Followed up by the UAE President's Initiatives Committee, the move is another important step in the country’s journey towards achieving sustainability in line with the vison of the UAE’s wise leadership.  His Excellency Engineer Saif Mohammed Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at MOCCAE, Mr. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company; and His Excellency Khaled Al Huraimel, Group Chief ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Sponsor Repair of Fire-damaged Family House in Al Warqaa

Project Valued at AED380,000 Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017.  The fire injured several other family members and destroyed about 70 percent of the house, rendering it uninhabitable. News of the tragic event prompted AMAF as a strategic partner of the UAE’s Year of Giving to support the family in its hour of need.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “AMAF works relentlessly to develop and implement a wide range of charity and community projects in line with endowment conditions. We were saddened by the misfortune that befell the ......read more

P&O Ports Agrees Lease Deal for Port de Sète, to serve South of France

Container terminal services for Occitanie region Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France under an agreement which can also be converted to a long-term concession in the future. The contract will see P&O Ports operating a container yard with a draft up to 14,5m draft with 457 metres of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017. Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex. Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, Port de Sète has the capacity ......read more

Abu Dhabi's e-Government Gears up for the 2017 Esri User Conference in the U.S.

With the participation of 21 Abu Dhabi Government Entities Abu Dhabi, 10 July 2017:  57 employees representing 21 entities from Abu Dhabi’s e-Government are gearing up to participate in the 2017 Esri User Conference (Esri UC), the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) event, which is set to take place between 10 to 14 July in San Diego, California.  Organised by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), the event is considered the largest global GIS gathering that brings together more than 1500 GIS community members to communicate, exchange experiences and share knowledge on the latest technologies and innovations in the industry. Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda and operational framework will be leading ......read more

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park nurture green economy by collecting tonnes of e-waste in 18-hour initiative

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park partnered with Uber and Averda for e-waste collection drive Successful e-waste recycling initiative welcomed by Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Uber conducts 60 collection rides in 18 hours, collecting nearly two tonnes of retired electronics Dubai-UAE: 09 July 2017:  Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Science Park (DSP) have partnered with Uber and Averda in a successful effort to help their partner businesses recycle electronic waste and support them in achieving their environmental goals. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment welcomed the campaign in which Uber carried out a total of 60 collection rides, which is six times as many as in the previous year, resulting in the disposal of nearly two tonnes of retired electronics within an 18-hours ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 2,363 Products in 21 Categories Following Inspection Campaigns on Controlled Products

Inspectors examine a total of 36,291products from 852 establishments Recall linked to non-compliance with safety and quality requirements Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,363 products in 21 categories including toys, electrical appliances, cosmetics, cigarettes and tobacco products. The recall was an outcome of the inspection campaigns on controlled products carried out in H1 2017 during which QCC inspectors examined a total of 36,291 products from 852 establishments.   Following the results of the inspection campaigns, suppliers of the products voluntarily withdrew those that failed to meet relevant safety and quality ......read more

Pinsent Masons Announces Sponsorship of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East

Law firm to sponsor the largest and most active legal association in the Middle East Dubai, UAE, July 9, 2017:   International law firm Pinsent Masons, which has regional offices in Dubai and Doha, has announced its sponsorship of The Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACC Middle East). As the premier industry association for in-house legal professionals, the sponsorship reinforces Pinsent Masons’ reputation as a leading law firm in the region. Through its sponsorship, Pinsent Masons will support the ACC Middle East’s efforts to be the premier professional resource for its members. Furthermore, the ACC Middle East acts as a platform to share knowledge within the legal industry, providing further opportunities for firms to come together to help shape the development of the industry in the region. ACC ......read more

Greenpeace urges G19 including Saudi Arabia to go above and beyond the Paris climate deal

Dubai, UAE, July 8, 2017:   As G20 leaders arrive in Hamburg for a two-day summit where climate change will be high on the agenda, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan made the following statement:  “Trump’s decision to renege on the Paris agreement has made a strong joint G20-declaration on climate impossible. Merkel, as the G20 host, must not sacrifice ambition for unity. Instead, we need a G19 commitment to climate action that demonstrates the intent to implement and even go beyond what 195 nations agreed to in Paris.  “The G19 has the responsibility to signal to the world the need for greater ambition. This is the moment for the G19 to show solidarity with people from around the world, and to demonstrate that the transformation to the zero carbon economy is as irreversible ......read more

Abu Dhabi Post Offices Attract Higher Number of Customers Because of Multiple Services

Abu Dhabi Post Offices, which fall in the 1st Postal Zone of Emirates Post, continue to attract hordes of customers as it offers over 70 postal and non-postal services,  Operating since 1963, the Abu Dhabi Central Post Office is a hub for government services, such as those of Immigration Department and Emirates Identity Authority. The most popular postal services are parcels, followed by EMS and Registered Mail.  The 1st Postal Zone consists of 34 post offices and postal outlets. The 1st Postal Zone has partnerships with government and non-government organisations to serve their customers in key locations such as Tham Dalma, Das Island, Tilah and Liwa. Zone 1 serves an average of 132,170 customers per month. “The presence of government agencies within our main branches in the city of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Madinat ......read more

Landfill to landscape: Bee'ah and Foster + Partners ink deal for innovative transformation of waste site

The leading environmental company has ambitious plans above and beyond its zero waste to landfill target Sharjah, UAE, 03, 07 2017:  Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading environmental energy and waste management company has today signed a major agreement with Foster + Partners, one of the world’s most innovative architecture and integrated design practices. After emerging as the winner of a competitive tender process, the agreement will see the British firm create a masterplan for the redevelopment of what is currently Sharjah’s principal landfill site at Bee’ah’s own Waste Management Centre.  The Centre is located in the Al Saj’ah district of Sharjah and houses recovery and recycling facilities that are among the largest and most sophisticated in the world. Managed by a team of ......read more

New labour camp wellness and happiness initiative launched in Dubai

DUBAI - June 27, 2017:  Dubai has witnessed the launch of a new health, wealth and happiness initiative to cater to labour camps, in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme, declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The campaign was launched by Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, aimed to share and multiply happiness with the needy.   Commenting on the HWH initiative, Mr. Bal Krishen, CEO of Century Financial Brokers, said, “We are happy to launch this initiative, which is planned to cater to labour camps in the UAE. We want to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.”  “We ......read more

Sheraa initiates Ramadan Giving Program to mentor orphans from Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation

Program aims to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset and develop their confidence Sharjah, UAE: (June 27, 2017):  Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center) - a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the UAE - has launched a Ramadan Giving Program where the Sheraa team and other participants introduced orphans supported by the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation to the world of entrepreneurship. The initiative is the result of a collaboration with ‘The Mawada Project’, an organization aimed at creating opportunities for the UAE’s youth to volunteer for social projects and inculcate important skills and compassion. The Mawada Project was also one of the ten startups that emerged from Sheraa’s inaugural accelerator.  The three-week program involved personalized workshops for the attendees to ......read more

Evonik Launches Young Spirit School Campaign to Re-awaken Interest in Science

24 June 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirate – Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, recently launched in the Arabian Peninsula a school campaign aimed at re-awakening the interest in science. “We always look for ways to contribute to the communities that we operate in. This was the reason we launched Young Spirit school campaign almost fifteen years ago in Germany where the company is headquartered” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf FZE, Middle East and North Africa. “As our global presence became more prominent, the concept of Young Spirit travelled from Germany to different locations across the world, and we are very pleased today to bring it to our region” Wring added. Young Spirit is an initiative where Evonik scientists or Young Spirit Ambassadors ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Launches Humanitarian Accelerators

Accelerators dedicated to improving financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations; adapting advanced technology to serve the humanitarian sector. Dubai, UAE: 24 June, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today launched the Humanitarian Accelerators, a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World which aims to gather skilled professionals in the cause of aiding the humanitarian sector. The accelerators will be dedicated to improving the financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations and leapfrogging conventional technology approaches in order to enhance the work of the humanitarian sector.  At the launch of the Humanitarian Accelerators at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said, “We are striving to accelerate ......read more

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Honours Internal Excellence Award Recipients…

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Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization Signs MOU with Global Safety Science Firm UL…

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Dubai Chamber Hosts Series of Workshops for Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Participants…

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Emirates Post Group Provides RTA Services Through Post Offices…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention Undersecretary visits Shees Health Center in Sharjah…

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Emirates Post Begins Project of Giving New Look to All Post Offices Under ‘We Deliver Happiness' ...…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Organizes Lecture on Principles of Innovation…

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An Alliance of Virtue Peace Route Start Off in Abu Dhabi…

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Yemini Sustainable Development Foundation Wins First Sharjah International Award for Refugee ...…

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Dubai Health Authority Pays Tribute to Workers on Labour Day…

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DIFC Investments LLC Chairman Essa Kazim Outlines Robust Performance for 2016…

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UAE Students Take Part in “Capture the Flag” Competition…

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ICC-UAE, ICC Secretary General Discuss Future Cooperation…

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ZonesCorp Launches the "Excellence Forum"…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Unveils Accomplishments for 2016…

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DAFZA signs strategic MoU with Arab Federation of e-Commerce…

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Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU with The Health Bank.…

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Jawaher Al Qasimi Receives Prestigious 3G ‘Global Good Governance' Philanthropy Award…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hosts Workshop for 21 Volunteers from Private Sector Companies ...…

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Abu Dhabi Ports Launches Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone to European Market at Hannover Messe…

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Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre Mainstreams Corporate Maturity Framework for Digital Services…

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

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

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

Ajman confident in reinforcing its position in the Middle East's real estate investment map…

Ajman, April 20, 2017- The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory has revealed its participation in the coming Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will be held from April 23 to April 26, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes Third and Final UNESCO Workshop and Announces ...…

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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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) ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

•    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

HE Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori receives Michael J. Saylor President & Chairman of MicroStrategy to ...…

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

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

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

Dubai Customs says Yes to Positivity, distributes 1,000 copies of ‘Reflections on Positivity and ...…

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 ......read more

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