Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists
Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017: Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development’ for government communication specialists on day one of the Forum.
Organised by the United Nations, the workshop attracted government communication specialists from different public sector entities across the UAE. Two main objectives were set for the workshop - the first being to create awareness for the global Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations for 2030, and ......read more
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council. The winners received their trophies during the closing ceremony of GCA 2017 that took place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the first day of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).
Several senior government officials, government communication directors ......read more
Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation
Women, children require special attention
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Titled ‘Impact of Conflicts and Refugees on Arab Development’, the panel discussion, chaired by Houssam Chahin, Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer for the MENA Region at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), discussed the issues facing the millions of displaced people around the world due to conflicts and crises. Topics included the role of women during the crisis, the role of the media in changing the ......read more
Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools
Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth
Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, amidst an increasingly challenging economic and political climate, how can governments ensure that key stakeholders, such as the media, civil society and non-government organisations are collaboratively participating in this development journey?
A panel of experts grappled with this question in a session titled ‘Government Communication and Development Goals in the Arab World’ at ......read more
Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.
Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture
Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017: In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities are considered global brands today. The phenomenon of nation branding, whereby governments manage their country’s global image, has emerged as a popular and effective commercial practice in recent decades. In fact, nation-branding experts have found that the benefits of a strong national brand are both reputational as well as tangible, as they can increase tourism and foreign investment.
Richard Pattinson, Senior Vice President, BBC ......read more
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, as well as Saeed Al Nuaimi and Amira Al-Marzouqi, participants of the South Pole Energy Challenge. The UAE Armed Forces team that climbed Mount Everest was also among the guests.
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said: “This session gathers many of the UAE’s adventurers under one roof. Despite our different journeys, what ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017: Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Khalil won the award under the category: best graduation project/research on government communication in 2017.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Media Centre presented the award to Khalil Saqer bin Gharib.
Khalil bin Saqer entered the competition with an academic specialised thesis on communication; the first of its kind at the UAE government level. The thesis paper covers internal ......read more
HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development
International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched
Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017: The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially inaugurated with keynote speeches from His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, and HE Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.
Present on the occasion were HE Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan ......read more
Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities
Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers
Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership
Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs can be change-makers through understanding sustainability, corporate governance business case
Sharjah-UAE: 23 March, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today attended the second session of the opening day of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah. Eminent speakers taking part in the ......read more
RSM reports 7.6% fee income growth in 2016, after its first full year operating as a unified, global brand
20% increase in cross-border services to internationally-active middle market clients
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017: Leading audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, has reported growth in global fee income of 7.6% for the year ending 31 December 2016. Total fee income for the period increased to US$4.87billion.
Following its successful global brand launch in late October 2015, RSM firms around the world have used the past year to embed and strengthen the RSM brand in their national markets, focusing on a unified vision to be the provider of choice to middle market businesses worldwide. A single, consistent and identifiable brand has significantly raised the profile of RSM’s global capability ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has launched two new food products as part of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that distributes ready-to-eat halal meals to those affected by wars and disasters worldwide. With this move, the Foundation seeks to expand the available food options to increase the scope and number of its beneficiaries as well as the program’s geographical footprint.
AMAF unveiled the products at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2017), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 21 to 23. The Foundation’s exhibition stand introduced participants and visitors to the salma program and its latest developments.
The new additions to the Salma halal menu comprise a ......read more
To boost happiness and positivity on International Happiness Day
Dubai, March 20, 2017: Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps that feature 8 designs included in the National Program for Happiness and Positivity: the sun, UAE flag, smiling face, family and friends, the sea, the date palm, the cloud and the flower.
Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE Minister of State for Happiness, lauded Emirates Post Group’s initiative of issuing the commemorative stamps, which capture the vision of the UAE government to spread the culture of happiness and positivity in UAE society.
She said such creative initiatives enhance interaction among people and spread happiness and positive values to enable converting government agencies into happiness departments through policies, programs and working ......read more
Individuals and organisations across the UAE unite in global effort to prevent climate change with a myriad of events
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017: Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to shine a light on climate action. The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, which mobilizes individuals, communities and organizations globally to do their part to help change climate change, will take place on the 25 March and is being led locally by Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF (EWS-WWF).
To mark Earth Hour in the UAE, individuals and organizations are invited to join EWS-WWF, and millions of people across the planet, to support #EarthHourUAE by switching off the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 – The Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) announced the conclusion of the Dubai Data Compliance Course that was designed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and targeted leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE.
The course focused on topics pertaining to data classification, publication and exchange among collaborating entities to boost customer experience and analyze performance in a way that can enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and improve the happiness of its citizens and residents.
His Excellency Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said: “The nature of today’s government work, which is characterized by a growing global tendency towards digitization, forces us to make fundamental changes to data management and classification ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.
Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. Her session, "How not to talk about Muslim Feminism," is the first of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, that are part of NU-Q’s newly introduced Middle East Studies minor.
The minor at NU-Q provides students with a critical understanding of the region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 - Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will showcase the achievements of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that supports the world’s most vulnerable people by providing them pre-packed halal meals that do not require cooking or refrigeration and can be stored and used over an extended period of time, as part of its outing at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2017).
Set to run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 21 to 23, AMAF’s stand at the definitive event will offer visitors detailed insights into the program’s efforts at ensuring continued food relief to victims of wars and natural disasters in the world’s hot-spots, without discrimination based on ......read more
GCA registers 36% increase in submissions this year receiving 179 entries compared to 132 in 2016
‘Best Government Social Media Engagement’ category receives largest number of submissions
Sharjah,UAE: 16 March, 2017: The Sharjah Government Communication Award’s (GCA) judging panel convened for its concluding round of evaluations to finalise winners in 11 categories that will be announced at a special ceremony on day one of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).
To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, IGCF 2017 will take place from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah under the theme ‘Societal Participation…Comprehensive Development’.
Held at ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2017: Dubai Cares, the global philanthropic organization based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), came together today in Dubai at a two-day event to urge greater investment in early childhood development (ECD).
The event kicked-off with the official Middle East and North Africa launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale, one of the world’s most renowned medical journals, which revealed that an estimated 43 percent of children under-five in low-and middle-income countries are at risk of poor development and emphasized the importance of nurturing care -- nutrition, stimulation and protection -- for all children in the earliest ......read more
Local and international events organised to explore opportunities that help support and inspire women entrepreneurs
Hind bint Majid Al Qassimi: Sheikha Jawaher's support is the main driver for SBWC's milestones
We continue to develop women's entrepreneurial spirit
SBWC has 1296 members in various business areas
Businesswomen represent 39%, while professional women comprise 40% of SWBC’s total members
Sharjah, 16 March 2017: Since the UAE gained its independence in the 1970’s, Emirati women have worked side-by-side with their male counterparts towards the nation’s advancement and achievement. The invaluable efforts and sound guidance by the UAE’s wise leadership to uplift women’s status have led the UAE to topping global ranking in terms of treating women with respect and ......read more
Dubai, March 15, 2017: Ateliers Louis Moinet has donated a luxury timepiece worth Dollars Ten Thousand (approximately) to help improve the lives of orphans in India. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has donated a Limited Edition Twintech Chronograph LM-16.10.50 luxury timepiece to www.educateanorphan.org – the world’s first virtual charity developed by two teenagers to raise awareness about the plight of orphans and not plead for funds.
The superbly-elegant Twintech Chronograph is a triumph of ergonomic watchmaking design, with its rectangular shape and unique dial setup. From the elegant case to the intricate dial, you’ll see that a great deal of dedication and time has been devoted into the development of the Twintech Chronograph.
The automatic movement with three sub-dials has no less than 150 moving ......read more
SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI: THE WORLD NEEDS THE YOUTH AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Sharjah, UAE, March 14, 2017: The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) is set to host a ‘youth circle’ on the first day of the high-profile event, being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from March 22 to 23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah.
The youth circle, titled ‘The Role of Government Communication in Motivating Youth to Participate in the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,’ will draw the participation of over 30 young people between 15 and 30 years of age from various backgrounds and specialisations.
The youth circle will be led by HE ......read more
IGCF 2017 TO DEBATE UN 2030 AGENDA AND CHALLENGES FACING THE GLOBE; MORE THAN 2,500 WORLD LEADERS, EXPERTS TO ATTEND
Sharjah, UAE, March 13, 2017: We are all travelling in one boat and have to work together for a sustainable future and growth and government communication can play a critical role in getting us there. This was the thrust of the media interaction of some of the world leaders and influencers who are set to speak at the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) 2017, being held on March 22-23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Being held with the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Forum’s theme this year is ‘Societal Participation, Comprehensive Development’, as it focuses on the United ......read more
Dubai, March 12, 2017: Emirates Post Group hosted a symposium on ‘Positioning EMS for Growth’ for senior managements of Arab region from March 7 to 9 in Dubai, under the aegis of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
The inaugural day’s program was addressed by Mr. Patrick Richon, Chairman of EMS Cooperative, Groupe La Poste, Ms. Jane Dyer, Manager, EMS Unit, UPU, and Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, among others.
Mr. Sultan Al Midfa commented: “This UPU symposium provided innovative ideas on the growth of EMS, with special focus on success stories from the region and the challenges facing the region’s postal organisations. We are pleased to welcome the participants from the region and UPU representatives.”
In a message to the symposium, UPU Director General ......read more
Annual programme enables university students to interface with global specialists in government communications
Sharjah, UAE, March 12, 2017: The Sixth Edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will once again feature the Green Chair Initiative – a special programme designed to groom young Emiratis in global best practices in the sphere of government communications.
Organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the Green Chair Initiative will comprise six pre-selected undergraduate media and communication students from the University of Sharjah, Ajman University, and Higher Colleges of Technology.
Each undergraduate will be ......read more
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi: New Centre to Work as World-class Media Research and Resource Platform; to Be Launched at International Govt Communication Forum on March 22
Sharjah, UAE, March 11, 2017: In an extraordinary move, HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, has announced the launch of the International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), ahead of the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22-23 in Sharjah with more than 2,500 world leaders, influencers and international experts in attendance.
The first of its kind platform in the region, the International Government Communication Centre will be managed by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) and is being seen as yet another extraordinary initiative by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016: Salim Assaf, renowned Lebanese singer, music producer, songwriter and composer, produced a new song to coincide with the UAE Innovation Week, held in Ras Al Khaimah, a nationwide celebration of innovation in the UAE launched under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The song, ......read more
The Fund Rejoices in a Wide-range of Activities to Mark the 45th National Day
ADFD Celebrates Traditions with a Memorabilia Museum
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 November, 2016: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), today organised patriotic festivities in observance of the 45th National Day of the United Arab Emirates. ADFD exemplified UAE pride, glory and triumph with a ......read more
The forum discussed the importance of innovation and creativity in the auditing profession.
Dubai, 28 November 2016, UAE: UAE Internal Auditors Association, in collaboration with the Internal Audit and Risk Assessment Group at Dubai Aviation City Corporation, held Government Innovation Forum 2016 at Jumeirah Creek Hotel, Dubai on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The forum emphasized ......read more
Bin Shafar: ‘One of most prominent security leaders well-known for their devotion, honesty, sincerity and generosity’
Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2016: HE Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), commented on the pass away of the late Lieutenant General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai ......read more
New partnership strong push towards strengthening Dubai’s competitiveness as pioneering maritime gateway for global trade
Maritime Dubai reinforces role of emirate as major player in global maritime economy
Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2016: To further broaden awareness on the identity of the local maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it will ......read more
During its participation in (Cites CoP17) in Johannesburg
Dubai, 26 November 2016: Dubai Customs participated in the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Cites CoP17) in Johansburg on tackling the world’s biggest wildlife challenges and opportunities.
Miteb Al Bannai, Senior Inspection Manager at Client Management Division at Dubai Customs briefed the ......read more
Application for humanitarian purposes unveiled during the UAE Innovation Week
Sharjah, November 24, 2016: The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD), has unveiled a unique e-application that can help to pin-point communities in the emirate which may need added social assistance. The government breakthrough was revealed at the UAE Innovation Week, which runs ......read more
US$5 million offered to entrants from the region and the world, for bold ideas to re-model global governance for 21st century
Global Challenges Foundation hopes to stimulate urgent global debate about how the world community manages global risks – such climate change, violent conflict and extreme poverty
Entries should look at ways to contribute to the re-shaping of global governance ......read more
Participating in the UAE Innovation Week 2016, the Environment & Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) – Sharjah is displaying how DJI quadcopters were used to achieve its objectives
Sharjah, November 24, 2016: The Environment & Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) – Sharjah has been showcasing innovative use of technology for protection and study of natural resources, ......read more
UAE, 23 November, 2016 - A delegation led by the Smart Dubai Office has returned to Dubai after a successful visit to Barcelona, Spain to showcase achievements in Dubai’s ongoing smart transformation during the annual Smart Cities Expo and World Congress there, and to share best practices from Dubai with the global audience.
“The Start Dubai delegation to the Smart Cities ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 23, 2016: Scientists working at NYU Abu Dhabi have developed a sophisticated new theoretical model that may lead to timelier, accurate forecasts of the central Pacific El Niño (CP El Niño), an important weather-maker.
Any El Niño is a period of warmer-than-normal sea-surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific. These anomalies, and the related ......read more
H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, said: “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, the largest knowledge-based project in the Arab World, will be a meeting place for seekers of science, culture and knowledge from around the world. It will become a hub of creativity that will contribute in promoting the UAE as the world’s capital ......read more
H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment, praises the directive of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build the largest knowledge facility in the Arab World.
H.E. Lootah said: “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation will be a knowledge platform and an incubator for ......read more
The international conference aims at developing the infrastructure of economic laws to establish the ideal legal environment for investment in the GCC countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2016: Dubai Courts sponsors the events of the 1st Dubai Conference for Economic Law, the first of its kind across the region, amid wide participation of an elite of judges, law experts and ......read more
Four new initiatives launched to smoothen performance and communication with suppliers
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016: Dubai Customs has organized its Annual Vendors Forum 2016 to recognize vendors with outstanding performance, in line with its approach aiming to build stronger and more transparent relationships with its suppliers.
The gathering was attended by Khawla Slaes, ......read more
More than 40 national and heritage-related events across the emirate
Sharjah, 22 November 2016: The Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations in Sharjah has approved more than 40 national events and heritage-related activities to mark the UAE’s 45th National Day across the emirate. Themed ‘Accomplishments Of A Country … Rise Of A Nation’’, the ......read more
DFWAC to congregate its 2nd Orange Campaign on 25th November
Aiming to promote the culture of respect for women and girls coinciding with UN’s International Campaign
2 public events to be held at The Walk JBR & The Kite Beach during subsequent weekends
DFWAC urges UAE residents to be active communicators and spark a conversation online ......read more
Global resource management leader Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Dubai Municipality (DM) to engineer, procure and provide construction services to set up a Hazardous Liquid Waste Treatment Plant, in an effort to cope with the challenges of managing hazardous liquid waste in the emirate.
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016: The ......read more
Abu Dhabi (November 21, 2016)– In Strategic Partnership with the UAE Ministry of Interior, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to launch Future Police Technology UAE Conference at The Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel, Abu Dhabi. This event constitutes a platform for technology selection, integration, optimisation and investment to support police force effectiveness.
Future ......read more
Please attribute to Yasser Al Naeem, CEO of Al Taqnyah Business Solutions.
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2016: Getting documents notarised and attested can be time-consuming and a bit frustrating when trying to figure out the complex system of rules and regulations.
What are the requirements? How long will it take? What are the cost’s involved?
To simplify transactions and ......read more
Stakeholders from the Sharjah government meet at SHA and brainstorm ways to sustain the leadership position in the MENA region
Sharjah, UAE, November 21st, 2016: The emirate of Sharjah is now the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO). Stakeholders from various Sharjah Government departments related to the ......read more
Dulsco initiates eco-friendly process of recycling of Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs across UAE
Dubai, UAE, November 21st, 2016: Regional leader in human resources and waste management - Dulsco, is offering to collect energy-efficient lightbulbs across UAE which has potential environmental risks associated if improperly disposed. Dulsco has partnered with Dubai based ......read more
The three-day conference will be held just before the 12th edition of DWS
Dubai, UAE, 20 November 2016: Dubai WoodShow 2017, in association with the International Technical Tropical Timber Association (ATIBT), will organize the Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum in Dubai from March 4-6, 2017.
The conference will be held under the patronage of UAE Ministry of Climate ......read more
Emirates Auction marks the Golden Jubilee anniversary of AD Police
50 VIP vehicle license plates auctioned off at AED 99 million
750 bidders participated in the auction.
Abu Dhabi, Nov. 20th, 2016: In collaboration with Emirates Auction, Abu Dhabi Police, profited over Dh 99 million during the public auction which sold off 50 VIP vehicle license plates, class 50. To mark its 50 ......read more
UAE, November 20, 2016 – The Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) and the Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the introductory meeting to discuss Law No. (8) of 2016 Regulating the Grant of Law Enforcement Capacity in the Government of Dubai. The event was attended by 130 participants from 33 government entities, who unanimously agreed on the importance of proper comprehension and ......read more
UAE, November 19, 2016 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) represented by the Health Education and Promotion Department, participated in the Emirates Marathon for Kids organized under the slogan “with determination and mettle no to obesity”, at Mamzar Garden, Dubai. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: Organized by Dubai Customs (DC) under the slogan ‘We Innovate Happiness’, a 7-day Innovation Festival is kick-starting today (Sunday 20 November 2016), in parallel with UAE Innovation Week from 20th to 26th November.
Dubai Customs has prepared a vibrant program of activities and initiatives designed to actively engage all elements of society in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: In collaboration with Corporate Communication Department, Dubai Customs Library of Customs Training Centre has launched “Dubai Reads" Initiative which runs until the end of December. This initiative, supported by the DC top management, aims to distribute 10,000 books in public areas, schools, and universities within knowledge bags, each containing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. ......read more
Kehkashan Basu from the United Arab Emirates (16 years old, theme: environment)
Divina Maloum from Cameroon (12 years old, theme: peace)
Muzoon Allmelehan from Syria (18 years old, theme: child refugees)
Amsterdam, 19 November 2016: Today, ahead the eve of Universal Children’s Day, International children’s rights organisation KidsRights has announced the three ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2016: H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the UAE Minister of Economy, emphasized the strong economic and trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Austria during a meeting with Dr. Andreas Liebmann, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the UAE, held at the Ministry’s offices in the Capital of Abu Dhabi. H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, the ......read more
(The International Standard for Service Excellence)
Acting Group CEO Abdullah Al Ashram receives the certification at a special ceremony at EPG head office
Dubai, November 17, 2016: In recognition of its high standards in customer service, Emirates Post Group (EPG) was presented with The International Standard for Service Excellence (TISSE2012) certification by BSI Middle East, ......read more
First 1000 customers to get AED 200 in GV’s for every pair donated
Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2016: Reinforcing their commitment towards bringing about a positive change where they can; Shoe Mart, region’s leading shoe brand for the entire family, announced their ‘Happy Feet’ initiative.
Highlighting the fact that there are a number of people around the world who ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 16, 2016: H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that economic relations between the UAE and the Republic of Turkey are undergoing a new phase of cooperation and growth. He noted that the past few months have seen the two governments advancing significantly in collaboratively achieving their common interests.
The Minister pointed out that ......read more
Plenty of activities and events will take place all over the week
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016: Dubai Customs (DC) is preparing to mark UAE Innovation Week 2016 with an eventful program and various activities. A seven-day Innovation Festival will take place at DC Headquarters and across all customs centers in Dubai during the UAE Innovation Week, from 20 to 26 of ......read more
Mr. Bin Sulayem: Jafza is keen to support small and medium-sized companies from Brazil by providing them facilities and services and a platform for re-export to various consumer markets in the region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2016: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), part of DP World, and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and ......read more
Dubai, November 16, 2016: Emirates Post Group and New Zealand Post discussed opportunities for mutual cooperation when Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Ashram, welcomed a New Zealand Post delegation led by the Group CEO Mr. Brian Roche, and Dr. Sohail Choudhry, Executive General Manager and Strategic Adviser, New Zealand Post, at EPG head office in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: GROHE recently partnered with The Egyptian Food Bank (EFB) to address hunger in Egypt ahead of the holy month of Ramadan through the distribution of food packs and construction of roof plantations to more than 1000 families.
‘Turn Water into Food’ is the continuation of the Green Mosque program launched back in 2013 in Egypt. This year, ......read more
At the opening of 6th Regional Conference on Combating Crimes Against Intellectual Property
139 cases of trademark infringement in 9 months with AED 49 million worth of seized goods
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said the United Arab Emirates is one of the best countries worldwide and the first regionally and in the Arab world in ......read more
Allocation in Line with Implementation of Will of Late Ahmed Baghlaf
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today donated an amount of AED5.7 million to the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA) and Awqaf Australia. The contribution in line with implementing the will of philanthropist and waqf donor Ahmed Baghlaf aims to promote Islamic ......read more
4500 training hours of direct instruction for graduates
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Dubai Customs held a graduation ceremony for the third batch of Leadership Development Program, which is organized in collaboration and implementation with the University of Dubai. A number of officials attended the ceremony including H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Obaid ......read more
With the aim of boosting aluminium downstream industries and the local economy
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 14, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 50-year Musataha Agreement with Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll), a joint venture between DUBAL Holding, Dubai Investment Industries (a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC) and Madar Aluminum Rolling Singapore (MARS), to set up a manufacturing ......read more
Two sides sign agreement to officially launch the service
Dubai, November 14, 2016: Emirates Post Group and Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai have signed an agreement under which the former will handle the delivery and collection of passports and visas from the consulate.
The agreement was signed by the Sri Lankan Consul General H.E. Charitha Yattogoda and Acting Chief CEO of EPG, ......read more
UAE, November 13, 2016- The Smart Dubai Office is traveling to Barcelona, Spain with partners from 14 government entities and the private sector to participate in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders, to showcase Dubai’s smart transformation achievements of the past year.
Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of the ......read more
Better visibility and enhanced security allows Dubai Customs to streamline operations and offer uninterrupted service 24x7
Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016: One of the oldest government departments, Dubai Customs achieves excellence in all areas and is 100% smart for its adoption of innovative technologies to enhance its operations and meet the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021.
Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016: Dubai Customs has made 3,094 seizures since the beginning of this year up to the end of September across all land, sea and air customs centers, that is at a rate of 11 seizures per day.
The seized items included narcotics, non-incendiary weapons, firearms and accessories, counterfeit and banned products, fake and prohibited medicines, obscene ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2016: H.E. Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, met with Raúl Sendic, Vice President of Uruguay, to discuss opportunities to strengthen economic relations, expand areas of cooperation and raise the levels of bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.
The meeting occurred on the sidelines of the Global Business Forum for Latin ......read more
Dubai-Ukraine bilateral trade valued at AED 1.1 billion in 2015
Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016: Dubai Customs and Dubai Customs World (DCW), with the participation of Dubai Trade, have received a delegation from the Republic of Ukraine to discuss furthering customs cooperation, joint coordination and bilateral trade between the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine.
The meeting came to ......read more
The high-tech device serves the disabled, the elderly and VIPs at airports
Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016: Dubai Customs has developed an all new special service bringing more convenience to disabled, elderly and VIP passengers at Dubai airports.
A state-of-the-art smart customs clearance vehicle is being deployed to offer special needs people and dignitaries unique and delightful ......read more
UAE, 8 November, 2016- The Smart Dubai Office and the University of Dubai have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to bolster their partnership in the field of exchanging knowledge, expertise and experience and streamlining their channels of communication.
The MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, and Dr. Essa Al Bastaki, ......read more