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Sultan bin Sulayem launches Innovation Oasis at Dubai Customs

Dubai – 22 February 2018:   Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a number of local and federal innovators and the media. He viewed the new innovations and invited all departments to benefit from them in detection and ......read more

PAC Technologies LLC Establishes State-of-The-Art Headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park

Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 –   PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony. Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals. The event drew a host of high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassador of Lebanon in the UAE, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, Saud Abu Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai ......read more

Statement of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on the occasion of the 38th Plantation Week

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”  He elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initiatives commenced, millions of trees were planted and hundreds of parks were opened across the UAE, remarkably expanding the green areas and ......read more

Dubai Customs foils 1,628 smuggling bids in 2017

21% rise compared to 2016 Dubai – 21 February 2018:  Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.  Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest inspection equipment were among the reasons behind this achievement.  The “White Salt” seizure was a major seizure which shows alertness of Dubai Customs officers and reflects the importance of cooperation and coordination between the ......read more

Malabar Gold lends helping hand to the jobless.

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Umm al-Quwain: The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.  The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings came to attention. Initially the basic amenities have been provided till the date of departure. Necessary travel equipments like bags etc. have been distributed. Mr. Hamsa, Malabar Gold Charity Division head prompted the activities. Most of the ......read more

Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil to be Addressed During FIKR 16 in Dubai

19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.   FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss relevant policies and potential solutions to be incorporated into a future action plan aimed at stabilizing Arab nations and societies.    The event will feature senior officials from both the public and private sectors, intellectuals, ......read more

His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment in 2018

Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018  Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 -   The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed in accordance with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and reflected national efforts to adopt best-in-class global practices to promote sustainability as a lifestyle and a key element in all development schemes to ensure the preservation of ......read more

Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All

Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018:  A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.   “Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion.  The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, being celebrated from February 15 to 21 at Al Majaz Waterfront and Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences. Al Naqbi said that the aim of innovation is to come up with a concept that is of public benefit and is useful for all in the form of ......read more

Hanadi Al Suwaidi: Zayed Al Nahyan Established Innovation by Unifying UAE

As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 -   Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements. Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of Innovation” as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, Dr Al Suwaidi called for the preservation of Sheikh Zayed’s legacy to introduce present and future generations to a legacy that has contributed to numerous qualitative leaps in many ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Majid Al Futtaim Announce MoU to Promote Sustainability

Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.     The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim, and the agreement will encourage collaboration over seven areas: Applying international best practices in sustainability across MAF’s portfolio Partnering in innovative and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Calls for 7th Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 17-19, 2019

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:  The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments  WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future The World Government Summit  has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 -   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued instructions that the seventh session of the World Government Summit to run from February 17 - 19, 2019. This was announced by His ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta

Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’  Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018:   In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta. The initiative took place on 1st February and reflected the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in preserving and maintaining our world for future generations, as well as his efforts to balance development with the environment.   The initiative was ......read more

WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former President Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid  Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 –   Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).  “Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be in an intractable situation, and to recognize the dignity in every single person. He had great strength, ability and determination to reach people and to understand what drives them. For him, it was a necessity to understand others. You cannot build ......read more

WGS 2018: World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give way to regional and bilateral trade

Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 –  His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.    In his session titled ‘The Outlook for Global Trade in a Hyperconnected World’, moderated by CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios, he noted that, to remain effective, the WTO must adapt and introduce more ......read more

RTA announces Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019 Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji: Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019. The event, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, will take place in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation. The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Dubai Land Department Announce Report on ‘State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions'

Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.  The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Today’s ......read more

Nasdaq Head Commends Region's Capital Markets and Government Support

Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018 Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of topics including the role of government in market movements and cryptocurrencies. Nasdaq serves as a technology provider to 90 markets in the world and a technology partner to many of the exchanges in the Middle East, including Nasdaq Dubai and ......read more

WGS 2018 Highlights Role of Citizens in Co-creating Government Services

Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.   She said: “We need to stop talking about aging and us-versus-them and start talking about all of us by inviting all age groups across various fields – from designers to ......read more

WGS 2018: Innovation to Propel Dubai into the Next Century

His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite   Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of Creative Cities’, His Excellency Eng Lootah announced the intention of Dubai Municipality to launch a data collection satellite which will monitor the UAE from space, and will identify various environmental factors, from marine conditions to ......read more

WGS 2018: Renowned Innovation Expert Fast Forwards Time to Showcase Glimpse of the Future

Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today. Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring so rapidly that half of the knowledge that is acquired during our first year of college will be either obsolete or revised by the time of graduation. Carroll said: “The future belongs to those who are fast. It is your ability to embrace ......read more

WGS 2018: VP of Islamic Development Bank Highlights Dubai as Prime Example of Innovative City

High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth. Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of innovation, scaled up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tailored capacities in enabling countries to advance their development objectives. The high-level panel featured Sayed Aqa, Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Sergei ......read more

WGS 2018: World-Renowned Author Opens Landmark Summit with Plea for Compassion and Altruism

Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”  Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.  Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how loving-kindness meditation and altruism can trigger real change in the world. Addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice, he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to ......read more

Potential automation of 20 million jobs in the Middle East

In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:  An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit. The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in wage income and 20.8 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are associated with activities that are already technically automatable today.  "Our research encourages Middle East policymakers and business leaders to embrace the ......read more

Emirates Post Group discovers Emirati talents at National Career Exhibition More than 180 CV applications received

Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018:   In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.  The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to increase the number of UAE Nationals among their employees.  “Supporting and developing Emirati Nationals in their career aspirations is a key priority for Emirates Post Group. The National Career Exhibition presents a great interactive ......read more

WGS 2018: Funding Gap Remains Key Challenge in Meeting Sustainable Development Goals, Say Government Officials

Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –  Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai. Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ session featured Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, and Alenka Smerkolj, Slovenian Minister of Development.  Smerkolj said: ......read more

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Ministry of Health & Prevention launches awareness campaign on seasonal flu …

UAE, November 8, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Health Clinics and Centers Sector - Preventive Medicine Department launched awareness campaign on seasonal flu which will last until December 8, 2017. The campaign targets the healthcare professionals in the ministry and the private sector in the northern Emirates. The activities of campaign includes lectures and training on ......read more

Ministry of Economy discusses ways to reinforce economic & investment ties with Maldives…

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, has commended the growing trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Maldives. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade between the two countries has progressively increased over the past five years, increasing by 12 per cent from AED 422 million in 2015 to AED 475 million in 2016 (USD 129.2 million). This came during ......read more

Empower settles loan instalment of AED 147 million ahead of time…

Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2017 – Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has settled its semi-annual loan instalment two months before its maturity on December 31, 2017. The pre-settled loan instalment amounting to AED 147 million (USD 40 million) forms part of Empower’s syndicated loan facility from a ......read more

DED-Ajman & DED Abu Dhabi sign cooperative agreement…

UAE, November 8, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a cooperative agreement with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi aiming to enhance cooperation, coordination and the exchange of expertise on systems and services being developed, in order to support the Economic Vision of both emirates. The agreement calls for the exchange of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and Dubai Police sign MoU to extend cooperation in humanitarian and ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) with Dubai Police to extend cooperation in humanitarian and charitable work.  The MoU was signed today by HE. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman highlights importance of economic planning and creation ...…

UAE, November 7, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) emphasized the importance of economic planning and its key role in helping create a competitive economy during a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) at the department’s headquarters in Ajman. The visit is part of the ongoing efforts to ......read more

Empower cools seven of Dubai's most prestigious & creatively-designed buildings …

Seven of the 10 most beautiful and uniquely-designed buildings in Dubai are served with district cooling system provided by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. These buildings were chosen by UAE newspaper Emarat Al Youm and real estate website AqaratDubai.ae as among the top 10 most prominent landmarks in Dubai and ......read more

Strategic cooperation between Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Interpol to help ...…

November 06, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) in cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the world’s largest international police organisation, successfully kicked off the 7th Regional Intellectual Property, IP, Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today (November 6, 2017), at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The ......read more

UNEP special advisor & Empower CEO successfully concludes top-level meetings in India for ‘District ...…

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, represented by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, who is special advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on district cooling, successfully concluded key participation in a series of meetings and activities during the ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative held in ......read more

L'Oréal Middle East's employees lead beach clean-up on 5th Citizen Day Celebration…

Service to the community and protection of the environment key priorities for Citizen Day activities United Arab Emirates, November 5th, 2017:  L’Oréal Middle East has continued its tradition of Citizen Day – where employees and senior management participate in good causes and give back to the community – by leading a beach cleanup on the fifth edition of the ......read more

Dubai Police General Command Honors D-Connector with Certificate of Appreciation…

Just recently, the D-Connector team was awarded with a certificate of recognition by the Dubai Police for delivering their security message to the community through smart screens. DUBAI, UAE—D-Connector, one of the leading Out-of-Home (OOH) companies in Dubai specializing in mobile LED screens, has reached another significant milestone. The Dubai Police has honored the company with a ......read more

SCTDA participates in World Travel Market in London…

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will participate in World Travel Market (WTA) exhibition for the fifteenth consecutive year, which will commence on Monday in London and will continue until November 9, to emphasize Sharjah's tourist position in international tourism map. World Travel Market is one of world's most significant tourism events, which brings ......read more

‘Sea Dubai' unveils new dedicated anchoring areas for yachts and leisure activities in the Dubai Sea…

To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to ......read more

The Ministry of Health & Prevention holds workshop on drug quality & control with international ...…

UAE, November 3, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention organized a workshop with industry & regulatory experts from the European Medicines Agency, the workshop’s objective was to share the latest advances in medicinal manufacturing practices & quality standards. Registration of Innovative drugs ‘The UAE is the first country in the Middle East & North ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Government to raise ...…

Government forum gets underway 7-8 November Dubai, 5 November 2017:   The Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, a leading knowledge-sharing platform for government officials, will get underway Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Center. Running from 7-8 November, Dubai Forum 2017 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the ......read more

‘Clean Up Arabia 2017' Campaign Launches Under the Slogan: ‘You Can Make a Difference'…

As one of the major activities during 2017, the Year of Giving, Dubai-UAE: 04 November, 2017:  The Emirates Diving Association (EDA) has launched the ‘Clean Up Arabia 2017’ campaign on Saturday, November 4, for the 22nd consecutive year at Dibba city in Fujairah. The drive witnessed wide participation of volunteers from different public and private organisations and will cover ......read more

Second day of 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum continue to shed light on the future of the ...…

UAE, November 2, 2017 – Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council, the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, concluded its second day with the third and fourth working sessions focused on development planning ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee renews loyalty to country and leaders during UAE Flag Day celebration…

UAE, November 2, 2017 - In response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai (SLC) celebrated the UAE Flag Day, which also marked the 13th anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s ascension to the presidency. The SLC participated at the ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MoU with the Emirates Medical Association to advance health ...…

UAE, November 2, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented its Training and Development Center in Sharjah, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Medical Association to explore areas of cooperation and benefit from the expertise of the organization in all areas of the medical field and improve the skills of employees working in the health sector ......read more

Empower observes UAE Flag Day and reinstates the loyalty to the nation …

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, joined the whole nation in its observation of UAE Flag Day today (Thursday, November 2, 2017) with a special flag hoisting across all of Empower’ s 69  District Cooling Plants, offices and warehouse in the presence of senior officials, top executives and ......read more

UAE-Lithuania Economic Forum discusses ways to launch new phase of trade & investment cooperation …

H.E. Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania, and H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, inaugurated the ‘UAE- Lithuania Economic Forum’ in Dubai, held as part of the visit of H.E. Grybauskaite and her accompanying official and business delegation to the UAE.                       ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Marks Flag Day with Patriotic Initiatives…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 November, 2017;  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today celebrated Flag Day with a series of patriotic initiatives. Notably, the Fund joined the One Million Signatures of Loyalty to the Nation campaign and launched a competition for the best flag picture. The month-long internal competition aims to bolster patriotism ......read more

Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre Celebrates Flag Day…

ADSIC’s Acting Director General: The UAE Flag gives us positive energy, strength and motivation Abu Dhabi, 2 November 2017:  HE Dr. Rawda Al-Saadi, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), raised the UAE flag at ADSIC’s headquarters in celebration of Flag Day. H.E. Dr. Al Saadi said that Flag Day represents an important national occasion ......read more

Dubai Customs celebrates Flag Day…

Dubai - 2 November 2017:  Dubai Customs celebrated UAE Flag Day on Thursday 2nd November 2017 which falls on 3rd November every year.  Flag Day is a national campaign, which was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in November 2013 to commemorate the accession of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Celebrates UAE Flag Day…

Dubai-UAE: 2 November, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today joined public and private sector organizations across the UAE in marking the nation’s Flag Day with traditional fervor at its headquarters. In line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Foundation ......read more

EPG joins ‘Flag Day 2017' celebrations…

Dubai, November 2, 2017:  Emirates Post Group joined the national Flag Day activities by hoisting the national flag at its head office in Ramool and in all post offices and subsidiaries, as part of nation-wide celebrations. The celebrations were in response to the call given by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to ......read more

Ruler of Ajman inaugurates 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum…

UAE, November 1, 2017 - Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council, the Department of Economic Development – Ajman inaugurated today (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman, with the support from the UAE Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic ......read more

Barcelona Hosts World FZO Board of Directors Meeting at El Consorci Headquarters…

UAE, November 1, 2017 – El Consorci de la Zona Franca, the first consortium established in Spain, recently hosted the Board Meeting of World FZO in Barcelona Free Zone. The meeting chaired by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World FZO, in the presence of Mrs. Blanca Sorigue, Board Member and Director General of SIL Barcelona and other board members representing different ......read more

DIFC Courts Welcome ‘The Law for Administration of Non-Muslim Estates in Dubai and Execution of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 November, 2017:  The procedures for registration and enforcement of DIFC Wills through the DIFC Wills & Probate Registry and the DIFC Courts, enabling non-Muslims the freedom of choice on inheritance matters, have been strengthened following the announcement of ‘The Law for Administration of Non-Muslim Estates in Dubai and Execution of their ......read more

Dubai's leading experience in district cooling to be showcased at high-level meetings in India…

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will highlight Dubai’s leading experience as a global city in leading the adoption of district cooling systems (DCS) in a presentation which will be led by its CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar during a series of high level meetings with senior officials of the Ministry of Energy in ......read more

FTA organizes regional workshop on ‘Assessing, Authorizing and Monitoring Recognized Organizations' …

UAE, 31 October 2017 - In conjunction with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Federal Transportation Authority - Land and Maritime (FTA) organizes today (Tuesday, October 31, 2017) and till (Thursday, November 2, 2017), a regional workshop on ‘Assessing, Authorizing and Monitoring Recognized Organizations’ in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by 33 ......read more

2017 Global Trade Development Week begins…

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, inaugurated the 4th Global Trade Development Week, hosted by the UAE until November 1, 2017. The event is organized by the Ministry of Economy in partnership with the Federal Customs Authority. The inauguration was attended by H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hands-over Cheque for AED1.2 Million to Tarahum Charity ...…

Dubai-UAE: 31 October, 2017:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) donated AED1.2 million to Tarahum Charity Foundation, an organization that assists socially disadvantaged individuals in meeting their financial needs. The donation falls under the remit of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two entities in 2016 to initiate cooperation to support those in ......read more

Dubai Cares volunteers successfully set the foundation for a new school in Nepal…

Fifteen volunteers participated in Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative Once completed, the new school will accommodate 150 schoolchildren and 60 illiterate women  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 October 2017:   Fifteen Dubai Cares volunteers, who took part in the philanthropic organization’s 2017 editions of Volunteer Globally, have safely landed in ......read more

Emirates Post Group holds second Change Retreat in 2017…

Dubai, 31 October 2017:  The Emirates Post Group held its second Change Retreat of 2017 at the Group's headquarters in Dubai. The ‘Motivated to Change’ retreat, held to develop the corporate culture of change at EPG, was inaugurated in the presence of the Group’s Acting CEO Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram and the top management team. The participants reviewed the ......read more

ABCC partners with Brazilian Beef Exporters Association to highlight Brazil's certified halal beef ...…

UAE, October 30, 2017- The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in collaboration with the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) hosted the second edition of the Arab Halal Day, held on the sidelines of Anuga, the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages in Cologne, Germany. Weighing more than a ton of halal-certified Brazilian beef barbeques were ......read more

Empower successfully organizes series of activities in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

October 30, 2017- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully organized a series of activities as part of their celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research. The ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with South Korean medical group as part of human ...…

UAE, October 30, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CBC International, at Sharjah Training and Development Center to jointly build international educational programs for healthcare professionals in Ministry-run hospitals and hold a series of international seminars in South Korea. The MoU was signed by H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention unveils details of ‘Visiting Consultants Program' for November ...…

UAE, October 29, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for November 2017 will cover Khor Fakkan Hospital, Al Qassimi and Kuwait Hospitals in Sharjah, Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. The participating doctors specializing in Nephrology, Urology, Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Orthopedics, ......read more

Dubai Customs concludes “Leadership Forum”…

Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ “Leadership Forum” wrapped up last Thursday 26th October. The Forum which was held from 24th to 26th October highlighted the importance of knowledge and expertise exchange between government departments.  The Forum saw the participation of employees from different government departments who won medals of distinction. ......read more

Empower's Smile at 24 degrees' initiative drives in 5.4 per cent savings on district cooling energy ...…

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has reported the successful results of this year’s summer campaign ‘Smile at 24 degrees’--driving in 5.4 per cent savings on district cooling energy consumption. The campaign, which ran for four months during the summer, was aimed towards increasing awareness on ......read more

“Dubai CommerCity” first regional e-commerce free zone…

UAE, 28 October 2017 - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), witnessed the launch of ‘Dubai CommerCity,’ an AED 2.7-billion, 2.1-million square feet joint venture between DAFZA and wasl Asset Management Group, in the Umm Ramool area. Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the MENA region, is ......read more

Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar commits company's full support in meeting objectives of ‘Dubai Demand ...…

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, reaffirmed its continuing support and commitment in the unified efforts directed towards achieving the goals and objectives set by the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy (DSM), an initiative that aims to position the emirate as a role model in energy efficiency by implementing ......read more

Empower concludes successful participation at WETEX 2017 and WGES…

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully concluded its participation at this year's editions of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which ran from 23 to 25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention announces launch of National Health Survey Campaign…

UAE, October 25, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) held today (October 25, 2017) a press conference to announce the launching of the national health survey campaign endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to update the population health database, measure health performance indicators and support national health planning and policy strategies to achieve the objectives of ......read more

Higher Organizing Committee of the UAE Economic Planning Forum successfully organizes 10th meeting…

UAE, 24 October, 2017- The Higher Organizing Committee for the UAE Economic Planning Forum successfully held its tenth meeting under the chairmanship of Majid Al Suwaidi, Head of the Forum’s Organizing Committee and Director of the Customer Relations Department. The meeting was attended by a number of officials from relevant departments including the Departments of Economic Development in ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention withdraws a batch of a pharmaceutical product & a batch of a ...…

UAE, October 24, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a circular to the directors of medical districts, government and private hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and assistant pharmacists to withdraw the sale and use of one batch of a medical device and one batch of a pharmaceutical product in accordance with the Ministerial decree No (366) 2010 concerning the announcement ......read more

From youth & women empowerment initiatives to nationalization and happiness, GCC GOV HR Awards to ...…

Top government, public sector organizations and leaders to be felicitated during this high profile award ceremony at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi UAE – 24 October, 2017:  The prestigious GCC GOV HR Awards held in conjunction with the 5th Annual GOV HR Summit will once again recognise the regions’ leading chief executives, HR leaders and decision makers’ at an exclusive, ......read more

UAE & Spain agree on cooperation in trade, investment, innovation & SMEs …

The 4th session of the UAE- Spain Joint Economic Committee was held in Dubai today (Monday, October 23, 2017). The ministerial meeting of the committee was chaired by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and by H.E. Luis De Guindos Jurado, Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain. Also present were Ministry officials H.E. Eng. Mohamed Ahmed Bin ......read more

Empower highlights the latest district cooling systems to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ...…

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, visited the stand of Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, and was briefed on the success and achievements of the company and its latest district cooling technologies at this year's edition of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment ......read more

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