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1001 Titles Launches Consultancy Service for Publishers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharjah Chamber Signs Certificates of Origin International Recognition Agreement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Municipality Opens First UAE Foodbank Branch

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

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

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

Dubai Chamber Hosts High-Level Delegation from Azerbaijan

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

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

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

Dubai Chamber Hosts Workshop on Legal Aspects of UAE Residency

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

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

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

Dubai Customs signs cooperation agreement with BUiD, and unleashes innovation

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

Dubai Electronic Security Center partners with Comae Technologies to Deliver OPCDE

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

Dubai Chamber opens eighth representative office in Brazil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRA Managed Increased Demand for Spectrum Licenses & Frequencies in 2016

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

Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Attracts More than 700 Submissions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Emirates Post's Ramool Sorting Centre has machines to auto-sort odd-size magazines…

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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

HE Dr. Thani Alzeyoudi welcomes HE Ahmad Bin Shafar at Climate Change & Environment Ministry's ...…

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 Customs bags 3 awards from Ideas UK 2016…

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 Training Centre gears up for bigger and vibrant Fun Fair 2017…

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

Supreme Legislation Committee to hold panel discussion with representatives from Dubai Government ...…

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

Arab Thought Foundation to hold FIKR15 conference in Abu Dhabi under Presidential patronage…

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

Abu Dhabi to Host Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament…

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

Ban Ki-moon: “Corruption is a strangling root that reaches deep into all our societies. No country ...…

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

AccessAbilities Expo committed to facilitate inclusion, empowerment of the disabled…

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

High profile amputees jet in to take on the Spinney's Dubai 92 cycle challenge…

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

Tadweer launches Policies, Procedures and Systems Project…

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

UAE Space Agency invites 19-Year-Old Founder of the Mars Generation to Tour the Emirates Mars ...…

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

Smart Dubai Office Offers PHD Students Unique Research Opportunity on Smart Cities…

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 sign deals worth AED 763 million at SIAL 2016…

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

Majid Al Futtaim Launches ‘Take A Moment to Give a Moment' Festive Campaign…

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

Parrot supports WeForest for reforestation project…

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

AccessAbilities Expo expected to record double digit growth in 2017…

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

Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2016 kicks off on 5 December…

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

Meraas Celebrates National Day Across Its Destinations…

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

Quote from Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi about the UAE National Day…

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

UAE National Day Celebrations Light Up Al Maryah Island in the Colors of the UAE Flag…

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

Press Statement of HE Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, on UAE Martyr's Day…

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

The 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC successfully launched…

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

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