Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists
Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017: Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development’ for government communication specialists on day one of the Forum.
Organised by the United Nations, the workshop attracted government communication specialists from different public sector entities across the UAE. Two main objectives were set for the workshop - the first being to create awareness for the global Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations for 2030, and ......read more
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council. The winners received their trophies during the closing ceremony of GCA 2017 that took place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the first day of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).
Several senior government officials, government communication directors ......read more
Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation
Women, children require special attention
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Titled ‘Impact of Conflicts and Refugees on Arab Development’, the panel discussion, chaired by Houssam Chahin, Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer for the MENA Region at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), discussed the issues facing the millions of displaced people around the world due to conflicts and crises. Topics included the role of women during the crisis, the role of the media in changing the ......read more
Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools
Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth
Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, amidst an increasingly challenging economic and political climate, how can governments ensure that key stakeholders, such as the media, civil society and non-government organisations are collaboratively participating in this development journey?
A panel of experts grappled with this question in a session titled ‘Government Communication and Development Goals in the Arab World’ at ......read more
Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.
Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture
Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017: In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities are considered global brands today. The phenomenon of nation branding, whereby governments manage their country’s global image, has emerged as a popular and effective commercial practice in recent decades. In fact, nation-branding experts have found that the benefits of a strong national brand are both reputational as well as tangible, as they can increase tourism and foreign investment.
Richard Pattinson, Senior Vice President, BBC ......read more
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, as well as Saeed Al Nuaimi and Amira Al-Marzouqi, participants of the South Pole Energy Challenge. The UAE Armed Forces team that climbed Mount Everest was also among the guests.
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said: “This session gathers many of the UAE’s adventurers under one roof. Despite our different journeys, what ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017: Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Khalil won the award under the category: best graduation project/research on government communication in 2017.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Media Centre presented the award to Khalil Saqer bin Gharib.
Khalil bin Saqer entered the competition with an academic specialised thesis on communication; the first of its kind at the UAE government level. The thesis paper covers internal ......read more
HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development
International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched
Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017: The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially inaugurated with keynote speeches from His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, and HE Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.
Present on the occasion were HE Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan ......read more
Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities
Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers
Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership
Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs can be change-makers through understanding sustainability, corporate governance business case
Sharjah-UAE: 23 March, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today attended the second session of the opening day of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah. Eminent speakers taking part in the ......read more
RSM reports 7.6% fee income growth in 2016, after its first full year operating as a unified, global brand
20% increase in cross-border services to internationally-active middle market clients
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017: Leading audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, has reported growth in global fee income of 7.6% for the year ending 31 December 2016. Total fee income for the period increased to US$4.87billion.
Following its successful global brand launch in late October 2015, RSM firms around the world have used the past year to embed and strengthen the RSM brand in their national markets, focusing on a unified vision to be the provider of choice to middle market businesses worldwide. A single, consistent and identifiable brand has significantly raised the profile of RSM’s global capability ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has launched two new food products as part of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that distributes ready-to-eat halal meals to those affected by wars and disasters worldwide. With this move, the Foundation seeks to expand the available food options to increase the scope and number of its beneficiaries as well as the program’s geographical footprint.
AMAF unveiled the products at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2017), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 21 to 23. The Foundation’s exhibition stand introduced participants and visitors to the salma program and its latest developments.
The new additions to the Salma halal menu comprise a ......read more
To boost happiness and positivity on International Happiness Day
Dubai, March 20, 2017: Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps that feature 8 designs included in the National Program for Happiness and Positivity: the sun, UAE flag, smiling face, family and friends, the sea, the date palm, the cloud and the flower.
Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE Minister of State for Happiness, lauded Emirates Post Group’s initiative of issuing the commemorative stamps, which capture the vision of the UAE government to spread the culture of happiness and positivity in UAE society.
She said such creative initiatives enhance interaction among people and spread happiness and positive values to enable converting government agencies into happiness departments through policies, programs and working ......read more
Individuals and organisations across the UAE unite in global effort to prevent climate change with a myriad of events
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017: Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to shine a light on climate action. The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, which mobilizes individuals, communities and organizations globally to do their part to help change climate change, will take place on the 25 March and is being led locally by Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF (EWS-WWF).
To mark Earth Hour in the UAE, individuals and organizations are invited to join EWS-WWF, and millions of people across the planet, to support #EarthHourUAE by switching off the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 – The Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) announced the conclusion of the Dubai Data Compliance Course that was designed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and targeted leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE.
The course focused on topics pertaining to data classification, publication and exchange among collaborating entities to boost customer experience and analyze performance in a way that can enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and improve the happiness of its citizens and residents.
His Excellency Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said: “The nature of today’s government work, which is characterized by a growing global tendency towards digitization, forces us to make fundamental changes to data management and classification ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.
Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. Her session, "How not to talk about Muslim Feminism," is the first of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, that are part of NU-Q’s newly introduced Middle East Studies minor.
The minor at NU-Q provides students with a critical understanding of the region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 - Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will showcase the achievements of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that supports the world’s most vulnerable people by providing them pre-packed halal meals that do not require cooking or refrigeration and can be stored and used over an extended period of time, as part of its outing at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2017).
Set to run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 21 to 23, AMAF’s stand at the definitive event will offer visitors detailed insights into the program’s efforts at ensuring continued food relief to victims of wars and natural disasters in the world’s hot-spots, without discrimination based on ......read more
GCA registers 36% increase in submissions this year receiving 179 entries compared to 132 in 2016
‘Best Government Social Media Engagement’ category receives largest number of submissions
Sharjah,UAE: 16 March, 2017: The Sharjah Government Communication Award’s (GCA) judging panel convened for its concluding round of evaluations to finalise winners in 11 categories that will be announced at a special ceremony on day one of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).
To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, IGCF 2017 will take place from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah under the theme ‘Societal Participation…Comprehensive Development’.
Held at ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2017: Dubai Cares, the global philanthropic organization based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), came together today in Dubai at a two-day event to urge greater investment in early childhood development (ECD).
The event kicked-off with the official Middle East and North Africa launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale, one of the world’s most renowned medical journals, which revealed that an estimated 43 percent of children under-five in low-and middle-income countries are at risk of poor development and emphasized the importance of nurturing care -- nutrition, stimulation and protection -- for all children in the earliest ......read more
Local and international events organised to explore opportunities that help support and inspire women entrepreneurs
Hind bint Majid Al Qassimi: Sheikha Jawaher's support is the main driver for SBWC's milestones
We continue to develop women's entrepreneurial spirit
SBWC has 1296 members in various business areas
Businesswomen represent 39%, while professional women comprise 40% of SWBC’s total members
Sharjah, 16 March 2017: Since the UAE gained its independence in the 1970’s, Emirati women have worked side-by-side with their male counterparts towards the nation’s advancement and achievement. The invaluable efforts and sound guidance by the UAE’s wise leadership to uplift women’s status have led the UAE to topping global ranking in terms of treating women with respect and ......read more
Dubai, March 15, 2017: Ateliers Louis Moinet has donated a luxury timepiece worth Dollars Ten Thousand (approximately) to help improve the lives of orphans in India. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has donated a Limited Edition Twintech Chronograph LM-16.10.50 luxury timepiece to www.educateanorphan.org – the world’s first virtual charity developed by two teenagers to raise awareness about the plight of orphans and not plead for funds.
The superbly-elegant Twintech Chronograph is a triumph of ergonomic watchmaking design, with its rectangular shape and unique dial setup. From the elegant case to the intricate dial, you’ll see that a great deal of dedication and time has been devoted into the development of the Twintech Chronograph.
The automatic movement with three sub-dials has no less than 150 moving ......read more
SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI: THE WORLD NEEDS THE YOUTH AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Sharjah, UAE, March 14, 2017: The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) is set to host a ‘youth circle’ on the first day of the high-profile event, being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from March 22 to 23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah.
The youth circle, titled ‘The Role of Government Communication in Motivating Youth to Participate in the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,’ will draw the participation of over 30 young people between 15 and 30 years of age from various backgrounds and specialisations.
The youth circle will be led by HE ......read more
IGCF 2017 TO DEBATE UN 2030 AGENDA AND CHALLENGES FACING THE GLOBE; MORE THAN 2,500 WORLD LEADERS, EXPERTS TO ATTEND
Sharjah, UAE, March 13, 2017: We are all travelling in one boat and have to work together for a sustainable future and growth and government communication can play a critical role in getting us there. This was the thrust of the media interaction of some of the world leaders and influencers who are set to speak at the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) 2017, being held on March 22-23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Being held with the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Forum’s theme this year is ‘Societal Participation, Comprehensive Development’, as it focuses on the United ......read more
Dubai, March 12, 2017: Emirates Post Group hosted a symposium on ‘Positioning EMS for Growth’ for senior managements of Arab region from March 7 to 9 in Dubai, under the aegis of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
The inaugural day’s program was addressed by Mr. Patrick Richon, Chairman of EMS Cooperative, Groupe La Poste, Ms. Jane Dyer, Manager, EMS Unit, UPU, and Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, among others.
Mr. Sultan Al Midfa commented: “This UPU symposium provided innovative ideas on the growth of EMS, with special focus on success stories from the region and the challenges facing the region’s postal organisations. We are pleased to welcome the participants from the region and UPU representatives.”
In a message to the symposium, UPU Director General ......read more
Annual programme enables university students to interface with global specialists in government communications
Sharjah, UAE, March 12, 2017: The Sixth Edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will once again feature the Green Chair Initiative – a special programme designed to groom young Emiratis in global best practices in the sphere of government communications.
Organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the Green Chair Initiative will comprise six pre-selected undergraduate media and communication students from the University of Sharjah, Ajman University, and Higher Colleges of Technology.
Each undergraduate will be ......read more
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi: New Centre to Work as World-class Media Research and Resource Platform; to Be Launched at International Govt Communication Forum on March 22
Sharjah, UAE, March 11, 2017: In an extraordinary move, HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, has announced the launch of the International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), ahead of the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22-23 in Sharjah with more than 2,500 world leaders, influencers and international experts in attendance.
The first of its kind platform in the region, the International Government Communication Centre will be managed by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) and is being seen as yet another extraordinary initiative by ......read more
AL MANHAL LAUNCHES Android Version of its ARABIC BOOKSTORE APP
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 Dec 2016: As the leading Arabic electronic information provider, Al Manhal constantly strives to be a pioneer in the e-content movement. Priding itself on being the globe’s sole provider of full-text searchable Arabic academic databases, Al Manhal’s cutting-edge technology and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27th December 2016: Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs has recently launched new expansions at passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport- Terminal 2. They included development of the CCTV room and the Baggage Handling System (BHS) room, plus revamping the staff lounge.
the Director of Dubai Customs toured concourses (1), (2), and (3) ......read more
UAE, December 27, 2016- Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement, successfully concluded the ‘For our Emirates we plant’ campaign recently at the emirate of Umm Al Quwain.
The annual initiative aims to promote the value of environmental preservation amongst all ......read more
UAE, December 27, 2016 – Dubai Courts has launched ‘Rased,’ a judicial work indicator, as a major leap in its smart transformation efforts and a boost to its ongoing initiatives to achieve leadership in the judiciary sector. The smart technical system provides a unified tool to enhance corporate governance, effectively attain strategic goals, and promote high excellence in its ......read more
Alya Al Mazroui: “The innovative research being carried out by many of the scientists we met could significantly compliment the original and creative ideas currently being explored through our program. We hope to receive even more high-quality submissions from the United States and beyond in our upcoming third cycle.”
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December 2016: A delegation from the UAE ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: UAE leadership ensured a society that champions global development and humanitarian assistance
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December, 2016: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), ranked second for UAE foreign aid contributions in 2015 according to a report titled 'UAE's Foreign Aid in 2015' by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ......read more
UAE, December 25, 2016- The UAE is increasingly gaining global importance as an ideal destination for investments in higher education as the Gulf nation gives top priority to education as a means to achieving economic success and development, said Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of Emirates College for Management & Information (ECMIT), during a presentation held recently at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 December 2016: Dubai saw a 11 per cent surge in the total volume of traded goods in the first nine months of 2016, rising as high as 70.82 million tons of commodities. Imports had the lion’s share at AED 594 billion (46.81 million tons and 12% increase), while exports and re-exports accounted for AED 109 billion (11.84 million tons and 8% increase) and AED 249 billion ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 22, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, held its 3rd Annual Fire, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Campaign over the past three days, in coordination with its strategic partners, Medeor Hospital, Firex, Concorde, OHSEC for Training and Consultant, ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 22 December, 2016: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai and the Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtour Foundation for Charity (KAHF) have lately signed an awqaf investment partnership contract to build a residential commercial building.
Revenues from the building will be allocated to the Umom Al Kheir Bank, run by AMAF. KAHF will provide full funding for the project, estimated ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016: Dubai Customs recently launched the Drug Smart Encyclopaedia, the latest innovation by the Customs Training Centre at Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Federal Police School in Sharjah. The encyclopaedia is the first of its kind worldwide, and includes all types of drugs illustrated by information, images and ......read more
UAE, December 21, 2016 - The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), the technology arm of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), has organised a training workshop on the Happiness Meter in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Economic Development’s (DED) Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) launched in 2002.
The Happiness Meter was unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al ......read more
UAE, December 20, 2016 - Under the sponsorship of Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), Jalal Bin Thaneya, a UAE traveler, has set out to create a new record for the Guinness World Records in support of children with disabilities.
The move is a part of SDG’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) in line with its commitment towards the welfare of the community. Aside from ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 20 December 2016: Tadweer – the Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality launched “Al Ain – random waste dumping free” campaign with the objective to limit random waste dumping.
Eng. Nayel Rashed Al Shamsi, Al Ain Branch Manager at Tadweer, said that this campaign was organized in line with ......read more
UAE, December 20, 2016 – Dubai Courts has announced the establishment of the Execution Court under Resolution No. (8) of 2016 issued by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Judicial Council. The specialized court for execution cases is in line with efforts to improve the efficiency of the judicial system in order to maintain a ......read more
Underlines the Importance of Strengthening Partnership with the Private Sector to Achieve Strategic Objectives in the UAE,
Dubai, UAE: December 18, 2016: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment launched the ‘Environment and Business Majlis’, aimed at boosting the private sector’s contribution and guided private companies to be aligned with the government’s ......read more
Study of FTSE100 reveals a worrying dip as proportion reporting on Human Rights falls from 97% in 2014 to 86% in 2015
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016: Research undertaken by CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, reveals that a decade’s worth of progress on human rights reporting across the FTSE100 was reversed this year with a 9% fall in the proportion of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016: Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy has been announced as a winner of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.
The award, in the Entrepreneurial Vision category, recognizes the organization’s leadership in advancing solar power, making solar energy affordable and demonstrating the ......read more
The results of the survey were declared at a press conference organized by Dubai Police on 14th December 2016 at the Dubai Police Officer's Club. This is the first study of its kind in the UAE and the Middle East, paving the way for further research on the implications of human Trafficking crimes across multi community layers.
The results featured the level of community awareness of human ......read more
UAE, December 15, 2016 - The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) hosted recently a panel discussion titled the ‘Legislative Audit Guidelines for Proper Implementation of the Legislation in force in the Emirate of Dubai.’ During the sessions, 17 participating local government entities gained valuable insights on the legislative audit. This includes the rules and ......read more
Leaders Note Enacting Legislative Quotas is Best Way to Ensure Women Empowerment
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 December, 2016: Parliaments should provide legislative support to ensure gender equity and women empowerment, reiterated experts during a panel discussion titled ‘Transforming Parliaments for a Better Future’ which took place today at the Global Summit of Women Speakers of ......read more
Dubai, December 15, 2016: Emirates Post has urged all P.O. Box holders to renew their subscriptions for 2017 well before the deadline of January 31, 2017, in order to avoid last-minute rush and fines for late payment.
Emirates Post Group has also reminded subscribers that the renewal can be done through multiple channels. The P.O. Boxes can be renewed at all post offices and through the ......read more
DFWAC’s ‘Orange’ campaign concluded with record engagement figures on December 10, The International Day of Human Rights
Over 8,000 UAE residents learned about gender-based violence, 50% more compared to last year
Online engagement doubled compared to last year
Increased funding from the corporate sector received will commission new campaigns on gender-based ......read more
UAE, December 14, 2016 – The Dubai Courts has entered into a strategic partnership with Zajel Courier Services for faster, more efficient and accurate postal service delivery of legal documents to its customers. The collaboration ensures one-day delivery period for Dubai Courts’ individuals, government and non-government customers living in Dubai and two days for those residing in ......read more
Empower CEO briefs UAE Minister Dr. Alzeyoudi on Empower’s plans in energy conservation and environmental protection
Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2016: HE Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, met HE Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment at the ministry’s headquarters in Dubai, and briefed him on latest projects carried out by Empower in the field ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2016: For the seventh time, Dubai Customs (DC) has received one of the most prestigious awards from Ideas UK Association which is the Platinum Accreditation, scoring 100% for the fourth year in a raw. “The Android Inspector” idea, developed by Dubai Customs, won the idea of the year 2016. Additionally, the Elderly & VIP Clearance Buggy won the ......read more
Al Noor – Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair 2017 invites community and corporates across the UAE to be part of the event happening on February 24, 2017.
Dubai, 12th December 2016, UAE: Throughout the years, Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities has been a beacon of joy not only for its students but also for its community. The institution has been ......read more
UAE, December 12, 2016 - The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has invited representatives from 17 local government entities to participate in a panel discussion titled ‘Legislative Audit Guidelines for Proper Implementation of the Legislation in force in the Emirate of Dubai,’ slated for December 14, 2016. This initiative is part of SLC’s efforts to ......read more
The conference is being held December 12-14 and will discuss UAE and GCC experiences
12 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of HH Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and in collaboration with the Arab League Secretary General, the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) will hold its annual FIKR15 conference in Abu Dhabi. The event will take place at St Regis ......read more
Held under the patronage of her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
Co-hosted by the UAE Federal National Council and the Inter-parliamentary Union at Emirates Palace, Abu-Dhabi
The UAE Federal National Council, the parliamentary body of the United Arab Emirates, and the Inter-parliamentary Union will co-host the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament, the largest ......read more
Global Innovators in Anti-Corruption Practices Recognised at Inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2016: Today in Vienna, organisations, individuals and groups from Europe, Asia, Central and South America and Africa, were recognised at the inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards. To ......read more
UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities celebrated on December 3
Dubai, December 8, 2016: On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, commemorated on December 3 every year, AccessAbilities Expo reiterated its commitment to contributing to the UAE’s vision of becoming the world’s most disabled-friendly nation and empowering ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016: Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, the founder of the charity, Finding Your Feet, is looking to round up a team of 92 cyclists to join her and Gold-winning Paralympian, Jon-Allan Butterworth and rugby legend Peter Winterbottom (England and British & Irish Lions) to participate in the Spinney’s 92km cycle challenge in Dubai.
The Finding Your Feet ......read more
HE Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, “Our aim is to initiate projects that support and contribute to the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and its objectives”
Abu Dhabi, 7 December, 2016: Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi) launched today its policies, procedures and systems project at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by HE Eisa Saif Al ......read more
Abigail Harrison, also known as Astronaut Abby, American STEM education and space exploration advocate, will meet with leaders of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency and tour the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). Harrison is there specifically to view and experience the Hope Mars Probe program due to launch in 2020, and to speak at the Project Space event, featuring a number of ......read more
UAE, December 6 , 2016 - The Smart Dubai Office has partnered with the University of Surrey, a highly ranked university in the United Kingdom, to provide PhD students the opportunity to research on one of the world’s fastest growing topics – Smart Cities. Students who take up the offer will be provided with actual data from the Smart Dubai Office and its strategic partners and will ......read more
UAE Armed Forces seal multi-million dirham contracts on the first day of SIAL 2016; deals signed with seven prominent food suppliers from the UAE
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016: The UAE Armed Forces has officially signed contracts worth AED763 million with seven of the region’s leading F&B suppliers during a press conference held today (Monday 5 December) on the opening day of ......read more
For the second consecutive year, the regional campaign aims to bring joy to less fortunate children during the Festive season
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today launches a charity campaign in order to provide great moments for children in need during the festive season. ......read more
1 Parrot Pot = 1 tree
Parrot supports WeForest association within the framework of a project of reforestation in the north of Ethiopia.
For each Parrot Pot bought in the world, WeForest will plant a tree.
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2016: The project supported by the operation “1 Parrot Pot = 1 tree” is located in the region of Tigray, in northern Ethiopia.
The ......read more
Expo to support 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide, 50 million in the Middle East
Region’s largest dedicated event for disabilities to showcase latest technologies, robotics and services
DUBAI, December 4, 2016: After the resounding success of its inaugural edition, AccessAbilities Expo, the largest dedicated event for disabilities in the Middle East, is back with its ......read more
The event is set to reinforce the UAE-Moroccan Ties
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2016: HE Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni: "This momentous event offer the country’s citizens and its residents a unique opportunity to learn and familiarize with the Moroccan culture and traditional heritage"
Abu Dhabi, December 3, 2016 – Welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more
CITY WALK, THE BEACH, BOXPARK, Kite Beach, Last Exit and The Outlet Village, show national unity in support of UAE National Day
Dubai, UAE; 3rd December 2016: Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, joined the UAE in marking the nation’s 45th National Day, through a series of innovative activations across each of its destinations.
Reinforcing its promise of creating unique ......read more
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi
Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2016: Each nation has its own story that chronicles its history and shapes its future. The UAE’s Union, however, is a one-of-a-kind story that represents an important turning point in the history of the Arab world, as well as the basis for comprehensive development aimed at the provision of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 3 December 2016: Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, hosted residents and visitors of Abu Dhabi for a fun-filled first day of UAE 45th National Day festivities yesterday, December 2nd. The Island’s stunning waterfront Promenade was packed with guests who had the opportunity to enjoy an array of performances celebrating the UAE’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016: On the occasion of UAE Martyr's Day, on behalf of the entire Empower team, we ask God to have mercy on our martyrs’ souls.
Sacrifices of the heroes from the armed forces raise the importance of national unity, as well as our pride and loyalty to the nation. On Martyr’s Day, we commemorate the sacrifices made by our soldiers, which is a ......read more
Abu Dhabi (November 23, 2016) – Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC on Wednesday at Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, UAE. This event constitutes a platform for the regulators, industry stakeholders, air monitoring and noise control equipment and solution providers.
The 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC ......read more
The event attracted 1200 participants
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 29, 2016: Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi conducted a workshop on E-Manifest Project under the name of “Bolisaty” (my policy) during its participation in GITEX Week 2016. A detailed presentation was given during the workshop with the objective of raising awareness on the E-manifest, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016: Over 400 interior design professionals will come together on Wednesday 7th December, in support of Surge, an international organisation that funds sustainable safe water and sanitation projects.
Since it was founded, Surge has provided safe water access via sustainable solutions to over 350,000 people in 11 countries, however according to Marita Peters, ......read more
Contribution articulates request in late Ahmed Baghlaf’s will
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has lately donated AED1 million to the National Awqaf Foundation of Canada (Awqaf Canada). Honoring the will of late philanthropist and AMAF endower Ahmed Baghlaf, the funds will aim to spread the teachings of Islam in Canada.
The ......read more
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem: By launching innovative services we aim to support the objectives of the national agenda
Juma Al Ghaith: Customs declarations performance of the Workplace users is set to increase by 80%
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016: Dubai Customs launched today the Smart Workplace Platform, the latest innovative initiative that comes as part of Dubai ......read more