Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has started implementing two state-of-the art technologies that aim to protect the safety of new-borns in Dubai and Latifa hospital.
The first system adopted aims to protect the new-borns by technologically linking them with their mothers and the hospital so that if someone attempts to move the baby without authorization the mother and hospital will be alerted. The second system adopted on the other hand aims to monitor the oxygen levels in the child’s blood and alert the mother, and staff if the oxygen levels drop below the normal rate.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said the authority aims to enable hospitals, health centers and clinics to provide the best services by providing them with the latest ......read more
The RTA have announced new timings for metro amd tram services during Ramadan 2017. These timing will be applicable from 27th May to 25th June 2017. The Metro and Tram timing for EID holidays will be published once available.
Red Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017
5.30am to 12am
5.30am to 12am
5.30am to 12am
5.30am to 12am
5.30am to 1am (Fri)
10am to 1am (Sat)
5.30am to 12am
Green Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017
from 5.50am to 12am
5.50am to 12am
5.50am to 12am
5.50am to 1am (Fri)
10am to 1am ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017: A senior representative from the United Nations (UN) met with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) this week to discuss the global issue of rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UPC, met with Dr. Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, to explore possible solutions for challenges faced by urban areas around the world.
They discussed the UPC’s best practice on strategies for sustainable urbanisation, such as its successful implementation of the Estidama Pearl Rating System – a mandatory requirement for all new Abu Dhabi developments – to create complete sustainable communities and enhance quality of life.
The Estidama initiative is based ......read more
Emirates Waste to Energy Company to treat 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) with its first facility.
Signing of waste supply and power purchase agreements for WTE facility witnessed by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2017: Bee’ah, the country’s leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formally established the joint venture Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) to develop waste-to-energy plants across the region, it was announced today.
In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, around environmental challenges and ways of maintaining a pollution free environment, ......read more
Safety at Home:
When leaving the house for a long time, ensure to close the cooking gas cylinder, turn off all electrical appliances and close the windows and doors tightly.
Please close the faucets and open some sources of ventilation to protect the walls of the house from cracking, especially during the summer.
Make continuous maintenance of important equipment and devices at home, especially in the kitchen, including gas cylinders, electrical wires, air conditioners and other devices in order to avoid fire breakout.
Misuse of gas cylinders may risk your life and the lives of the dearest people to you, so please keep the gas cylinder in a safe place and away from the sun and from the reach of the children and please don’t allow them to enter the kitchen without supervision and don’t allow them to approach the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2017: DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department tasked with the planning and set up for a wills registry covering assets held in Abu Dhabi by non-Muslims. Discussions focused on understanding how the Dubai Registry could serve as a model for rules, infrastructure, operations, pricing and marketing for the new service.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Funded projects in line with Jordanian government’s development objectives
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population.
In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Fund announced that by end-2016, it provided financing for 31 development projects with a cumulative value of AED5.7 billion through government grants and concessionary loans. The projects covered several sectors, namely mining, water and irrigation, transport, housing, agriculture, energy, education and healthcare.
ADFD manages the US$1.25 ......read more
Dubai, UAE 27th May 2017: Following the leadership’s wise directives and vision of turning 2017 into a year for giving and selflessness, and as part of its CSR efforts, Dubai Customs’ CSR Section launched Ramadan Giving Initiative, which will help needy families throughout Dubai. The initiative will target 300 needy families in coordination with Beit Al Khair Society.
Commenting on the new charitable initiative, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department highlighted the importance of giving as an inherent Emirati value.
“It’s no stranger to the UAE to occupy the first place in humanitarian efforts and initiatives worldwide. This is due to the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more
Foundation collaborates with Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, in line with ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative
Dubai-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – In line with the Year of Giving initiative launched by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) collaborated with the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, to organize an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for 11 orphans.
As part of the ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative by the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, the orphans and their four chaperones visited the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as several historical landmarks in the vicinity. Apart from its religious significance, the visit aimed to enhance the children’s knowledge of Islamic teachings and ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017
UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”
He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year of Giving, and to instil humanitarian values deep in the DNA of our people and culture.”
The Year of Giving 2017 was launched by His ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.
DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for entities such as DP World, which undertake such initiatives, which are aimed for the benefit of the community.
He highlighted that the mobile blood ......read more
Sharjah, May 25, 2017: A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.
Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.
The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill.
During the drill, the Civil Defense teams demonstrated how they take their hose pipes inside the building, rescue those trapped inside and bring back the injured or dead on ......read more
Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle
Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions
Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”.
The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi told the audience ......read more
The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees.
Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job creation.
With innovation and education central to the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector.
H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum.
Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector.
The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical tourism, technology, best practises and medical ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman
Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts
Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO
RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore
RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The Centre was formed following the merger of RAK ......read more
Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman
NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC
Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017
NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in Amman.
In alignment with the vision of Her Highness ......read more
Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a total capacity of 56,000 RT.
“We are ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance
76% of funds channelled to Arab countries
Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects.
Headlining a press conference at the ADFD headquarters to announce the annual results for 2016, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ......read more
Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan, embracing the spirit of giving. Such month long activities are planned in association with like-minded organizations from the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.
Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative that assists companies and entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture and fisheries.
The MoU is the result of the keenness of the two parties ......read more
Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards.
110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year.
Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business.
Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2017 (EWA) honored local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology at Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. The award ......read more
When every performer set the stage on fire
Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers.
Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai.
Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds.
The day though belonged to Pankaj Singh from Farnek who emerged winner in the Dance category and Zulfiqar Ali from Transguard in the Singer category. The winners ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017: In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE.
The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE.
Lending his support to the initiative, H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the SME Council, said “The UAE government has made innovation the core of its economic advancement and the road to knowledge economy. Today, the UAE has the ......read more
One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies
GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions
22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned.
Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health insurance for their employees.
With the deadline to renew fast approaching for many businesses, GWM’s Corporate Solutions team says effective planning should be put in place to avoid gaps in cover and the risk of fines or worse, visa and ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, March 15, 2017- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the inauguration of the new Al Nakheel Customer Service Center at Ajman Corniche Road. The new customer center is being seen as an important addition in the move to provide smoother, faster and easier transaction procedures for customers. Strategically located near some of Ajman's most vital ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, March 11, 2017- Smart Dubai announced that they will be attending the inaugural World Happiness Summit as Platinum Sponsors of the event. Smart Dubai’s participation at the summit supports their ongoing initiative to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. The World Happiness Summit takes place in Miami from March 16 till 19 and is set to be a global gathering focused on exploring the ......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 ......read more
Regional ‘first’ collaboration explores gender parity’s role in inclusive organisational success
Dubai, UAE – 9 March, 2017: Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate, has teamed up with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and the United Nations ......read more
March 09, 2017: Globe Express Services (GES) has revealed that its commitment to ’Make a Difference’ and give back to the community has widely been reflected in its newly launched ‘One Shipment One Dollar’ social campaign, an initiative that seeks to help underprivileged children in pursuing their right to an education. The global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ......read more
Messages from His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, to the women of the UAE on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Sisters and daughters, employees of RAK Government:
On this day, as the world celebrates International Women's Day, we stand proudly in front of the world as the sons and daughters of this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 6th March 2017: Dubai Customs won The El Baz Award for Excellence in Organizational Sustainability under the public sector category for the third time. The Award was developed and launched by Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart university (HBMSU) to encourage organizations to continue and develop more in CSR and support the implementation of CSR that is fit for the 21st ......read more
SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU WORKSHOP TO HOST STUBB AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ADDRESS THE UN 2030 AGENDA
Sharjah, UAE, March 5 , 2017: The Sharjah Executive Council is all set to meet with HE Alexander Stubb, the former Prime Minister of Finland and Member of Parliament, during a workshop organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), as part of preparations ......read more
UAE, March 5, 2017 - Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai’s citywide smart transformation with a vision to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth, is announced as the official City Partner for the World Blockchain Forum being held at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai on March 6th, 2017.
H.E Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office said: “We have all learned a ......read more
Project Funded by Late Hamel bin Khadem Al Ghaith Al Qubaisi’s Endowment Comprises 72 Apartments
Dubai-UAE: 4 March, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has inaugurated its new endowment residential project in Al Warqaa area in Dubai, funded by the endowment of the late Emirati philanthropist Hamel bin Khadem Al Ghaith Al Qubaisi.
The Foundation will use the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4th of March, 2017: In a first-of-its-kind campaign in the Middle East, a ‘Fly For Peace’ exhibition will take place at DIHAD Conference & Exhibition happening from 21st to 23rd of March, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, featuring orphaned refugees’ artworks that reflect their hopes for a peaceful ......read more
Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi
The Award attracted 42 projects and 2732 voluntary contributions, and produced 13428 volunteering hours
Sharjah, 2 March 2017: Guided by the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work held on Wednesday at Al ......read more
UAE, March 2, 2017- H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, recently showcased Smart Dubai's experience of transforming the emirate into a completely smart city to a number of future city leaders during the key session on the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
During the presentation, H.E. ......read more
Food export briefing attended by 350 delegates from Eurasia and UAE
Event brought together food traders and manufacturers from the UAE, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia
Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a number of briefings to highlight trade and business opportunities that Eurasian food exporters can offer ......read more
Initiative Aligns with UAE Year of Giving, Enhances Spirit of Social Solidarity
Dubai-UAE: 01 March 2017: In line with the UAE Year of Giving, and in its sustained bid to support underprivileged segments of society including widows, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) paid out the debts of 25 families, whose bread winners had passed away in 2016, with a total allocation of ......read more
Registration for Attendees, Volunteers Now Open on Forum’s Website
Sharjah, UAE, March 1, 2017: Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has unveiled that the sixth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) will serve as a culmination of the recommendations of the previous five editions, which discussed numerous topics related to sustainable ......read more
More than 1,000 employees to be trained in customer happiness under the program
Dubai, February 28, 2017: Emirates Post Group recently completed Phase 1 of the training program “I Deliver Happiness” that targeted Delivery staff. The program was brought to a close with a team building exercise for 80 staff members during a ceremony held at Zaabeel Park in Dubai.
This ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: In a move to bring enhanced visa application services to the residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the Embassy of South Africa launched a South Africa Visa Application Centre in Dubai. Services at the centre commenced on 01 February 2017.
The centre was officially inaugurated by H.E. Mr. MK Lekgoro, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the ......read more
UAE, February 28, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Smart Dubai Office held its 8th meeting, which was presided over by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board.
The meeting complements the efforts exerted to implement the Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with a ......read more
Ras Al Khaiamah, UAE: 28 February 2017: Seeking to actively enforce its pivotal role in the eradication of corruption hotbeds, over the last two years the Department of Public Prosecution initiated investigations into a number of offenses of fraud committed against public funds, and misfeasance in public office, in addition to other related crimes. The investigations follow legal ......read more
Abu Dhabi, February 27, 2017: The UAE won an award for best pavilion at Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) 2017, the latest edition of India's biggest travel trade show held recently in the city of Mumbai. The pavilion organized under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ scored the highest marks for decoration and design. The UAE delegation to this year’s OTM included representatives from the ......read more
Recognizing Dubai as global role model within the “global district energy in cities” initiative:
Dubai, 27 February 2017: HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), has been chosen by the United Nations Environment to become the special advisor on district cooling within its “global district energy in cities” ......read more
Meeting on Sidelines of IGCF in Sharjah to Discuss Unsustainable Development Goals, Explore International Best Practices
SHARJAH, UAE, February 27, 2017: The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) today announced that the sixth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) will organise a special meeting with members of the diplomatic corps in the UAE ......read more
100-year international guiding tradition continues to inspire community spirit
Sharjah, 25 February, 2017: Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) has successfully concluded its annual ‘Cookie for a Cause’ campaign, which took place from 12-16 February, raising AED 23,000 for orphans through Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation, while highlighting the importance of community values and ......read more
February 25, 2017- In line with efforts to promote sustainability, the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) recently organized its 20th annual Can Collection Day campaign. More than 150 entities from across the UAE, representing from every segment of the society joined the environmental friendly nation-wide initiative. Surpassing its annual target of recycling 27,000 kg of aluminum cans for the ......read more
Dubai, February 22, 2017: The Human Resources Department of Emirates Post Group honoured 38 managers for successfully completing the Tamouh management development program in 2016.
This is the first batch to complete the intensive training program which consisted of 8 modules, covering key elements of effective management, including training, research and discussions on many ......read more
As part of ‘SDGs in Action @ WGS’
SDG 5 team wins third place during closing ceremony, for innovative ‘GAME–IN’ solution
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: HE Mona Al Marri: “Innovation is at the heart of the UAE’s development strategy, and we’re confident that the SDG 5 working group’s ‘GAME-IN’ campaign ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: Dulsco, a regional pioneer in waste management services and human resource solutions has come forward to plant 270 ghaf trees across UAE. As part of Year of Giving, Dulsco decided to plant ghaf trees for every sustainable message that was posted on the plastic bottle wall during EcoWaste 2017 Exhibition. Dulsco received 270 messages and the company will be planting ......read more
Experts at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to showcase game-changing solutions for regional date palm farmers
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 February 2017: As the progressing lethal infestation of the red palm weevil beetles continues to threaten date production across the region, scientists are preparing to present the successful results of Saudi Arabian trials at the upcoming Global ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017: Dubai Customs’ Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR Department) hosted a meeting for the Unified IPR Workforce which coordinates IPR activities among ministries and relevant authorities in the UAE.
Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs headed the meeting in Dubai Customs main building in the presence of ......read more
A report titled Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses stated that forestry crime including corporate crimes and illegal logging accounted for up to $152 billion every year
The Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade indicates that around 30 per cent of the world’s timber is coming from illegal forest conversion
Dubai, ......read more
February 18, 2017 – The Emirates Environmental Group’s and the Department of Economic Development in Umm Al-Quwain organized a ‘Clean Up UAE’ Campaign in Umm Al-Quwain Fishing Village where 6,000 tons of waste were collected over a period of 5 days. This year’s drive was aligned according to the UAE Government’s move declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017: Dubai Customs received accreditation from Global Innovation Institute (GII) on its innovations: the (Enterprise Connected View) and the (Enterprise Capability Management). This is indicative of Dubai Customs’ persistence to revolutionize the way customs work is done.
The Global Innovation Institute is an international organization providing ......read more
The Buy One, Give One Initiative
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017: In partnership with Emirates Red Crescent, Virgin Megastore is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of the Buy One, Give One initiative, a socially responsible project that seeks to raise awareness for the global refugee crisis. For every item purchased within the campaign, Virgin Megastore will donate a similar ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 February 2017: A delegation from the Sharjah Call Centre, part of Sharjah Media, recently visited the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre in Al Ain (800555), to exchange knowledge and expertise and gain key insights into the various planning and operational aspects of the Centre. The visit also aimed at highlighting the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre’s ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE. 16 February 2017: The Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC) concluded today after successful meetings, presentations and discussions with a participation from government official, the local and international defense sectors in addition to delegations from 25 different countries. The event, organized by Tawazun Economic Council, under the patronage of His Highness ......read more
Contribution is in Line with Year of Giving Initiative
Dubai-UAE: 16 February, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated more than AED2.5 million from the endowment of the late Emirati philanthropist Ahmed Baghlaf to several charity organizations that take care of the underprivileged segments of society, including widows, orphans, and the elderly. The donations are in ......read more