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Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018:   Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.   Until now, little was known about the precise rotational patterns of Sun-like ......read more

Kalyan Silks Flood relief

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma Maitri Auditorium, Thrissur, on September 16. Shri. Prakash Pattabhiraman, Shri. Mahesh Pattabhiraman, Executive Directors, Kalyan Silks, Smt. Akitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, Smt. Beena Murali, Deputy Mayor, Shri. Mahesh, Corporation Councilor, Shri C.A Salim, President, Chamber of Commerce, Thrissur were also present on the occasion.

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Dubai Health Authority officials to get leadership training

Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.  The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in collaboration with Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government and more than 400 officials benefitted from the programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are keen to foster and develop young national talent in the health sector. The DHA focusses on continuous training and medical ......read more

Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot in 2018 Safest Cities in the World Ranking

International indices place Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world Abu Dhabi, 19, September 2018:   Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.  Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world, including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city in the world, with the emirate's safety index rising from 86.46 points for the first half of last year to 88.26 points during the first six months of this year.  HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary, at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, said: “Safety is paramount ......read more

New retirement visas likely to drive long-term inheritance planning for UAE expats

DIFC Wills Service Centre expects significant increase in Will registrations as residents protect their property and investments after retirement September 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The head of the DIFC Wills Service Centre says he’s expecting a significant increase in the number of foreign residents registering new Wills as a result of the Government’s recently announced 5-year retirement visa. Sean Hird, Director of the WSC, says the retirement visa is the latest in a series of carefully calibrated Government legal initiatives to ensure that the UAE remains the GCC’s top destination for overseas investment. He believes that foreign residents and business owners who choose to stay after retirement will now commit to firm financial planning, rather than putting off important decisions. In particular, he expects ......read more

Dubai to host 13th IAMRA conference in 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 13thInternational Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference will take place from October 6-9 in Dubai. DHA will host the conference in association with the 3rd Dubai Health Regulation Conference. This is the first time IAMRA is hosting a conference in the Middle East region. IAMRA has 113 members from 47 countries and the organization shares a common goal that patients should have access to highly qualified and competent medical staff.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA thanked HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid for his patronage and for supporting this conference. Al ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council meets with the UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss cooperation

Dubai – 18 September 2018 The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The visiting delegation was received by HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; HE Faiza Al Sayed, Vice-President of the Dubai Business Women Council; the Board members of the Dubai Business Women Council; and Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, the Secretary General of the University Leadership Council (ULC). The two sides discussed methods of enhancing cooperation to empower women in the business ......read more

Volunteers from the UAE join hands with the community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal to build a new community school

Thirteen UAE-based volunteers join school-building mission in Senegal    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17 September 2018:  60 Senegalese school children welcomed the promise of a new school in their community which is in the process of being constructed in the local community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal, under the umbrella of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative. Upon completion, the primary school premises will benefit 60 school children, 60 illiterate adults and 300 villagers. Earlier this week, thirteen UAE-based volunteers, who represented 9 nationalities, travelled to Senegal to set the foundation for the educational centerpiece of the community by donating their time and energy for a great cause.    It is estimated that approximately 38% of Senegal’s ......read more

Sharjah's Recognition as ‘Accessible City for Physically Disabled' Hailed as Historic Step Towards Empowerment

Emirate to Be Declared ‘accessible City for Physically Disabled’ on October 31 at United Nations by World Federati0n of Disabled Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Top officials and heads of various government entities have welcomed steps being taken by the United Nations recognising Sharjah as the “Accessible City for the Physically Disabled,” hailing it as yet another feather in the Emirate’s cap and a proud milestone in its journey of inclusive progress and empowerment. The Emirate is to be formally declared the ‘Accessible City for the Physically Disabled’ during the World Cities Day at the United Nations in New York on October 31, 2018 by the World Federation of the Disabled.    Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police Major General ......read more

Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector

11th September, 2018-ABU DHABI-The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president honoring the event by visiting the exhibition.  Sheikh Zayed then ordered that ADIHEX becomes an annual event and since then the exhibition is held annually in the UAE capital. ADIHEX has since then expanded into the world’s largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation. This year’s ADIHEX is dedicated to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed the first falconer, and one of the most significant naturalists in the world, who has since the 1930s, envisioned the need to strike a balance between falconry conservation and heritage, hunting and preservation of birds and ......read more

DHA launches 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (You Are Our Pride) initiative

The program aims to motivate DHA employees to excel in their jobs and join the authority’s drive in creating a first class medical system in Dubai. Employees who take part and excel in this program will be awarded. In 2017, DHA facilities served more than 4 million customers.    UAE, Dubai, September 11, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (Your are our Pride) initiative. This year’s initiative will focus on increasing employee satisfaction and happiness, the initiative includes more award categories to ensure a wider participation of DHA employees. It aims to encourage all DHA employees from different specializations to be innovative; spread the culture of creativity and it gives them an opportunity to join the authority in its developmental ......read more

DIHAD Offers a Ray of Hope to Syrian Children at ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood' Refugee Camp in Jordan

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11  September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp. The initiative aims for giving a hand to the Syrian refugee children and bringing a smile to their faces, by providing the necessary school supplies before the start of the new academic year.  DIHAD delegation headed by Dr. ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced their partnership to help send one million children to school by 2020. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at providing quality education opportunities for the most vulnerable and marginalized children across the MENA region, starting with 200,000 direct beneficiaries which will include children, parents and teachers.   Aligned to Majid Al Futtaim’s socio-economic sustainability goal, ‘Transforming Lives’ and the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), the partnership will focus on improving access to integrated and ......read more

P&O Marinas Signs MoU with Dubai SME

Dubai – Sat. 8 September 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) subsidiary P&O Marinas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai SME. The agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to boost mutual cooperation in introducing best services to their clients towards realising the vision of Dubai Government in support of Dubai’s economy.   Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O and Executive Director of Mina Rashid, and Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, signed the MoU which will see both parties provide facilitations and additional advantages to each other’s clients in order to promote economic activity and support Dubai’s efforts in attracting more business and ......read more

Sharjah Authorities Vow Effective Steps to Check Accidents Involving Children in High-Rise Buildings

Call for Public-private Partnership to Enforce Greater Safety of Children; Stricter Compliance of Building Norms  Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Top Sharjah officials and heads of various government entities and departments who met Wednesday to discuss the recent tragic accidents of children falling off high-rise buildings emphasised that a number of effective and innovative measures have been taken in partnership with all stakeholders to deal with the problem. They reaffirmed their commitment to enforcing all possible safety and security standards in high-rise buildings and residential units in the Emirate according to highest global standards, calling for a public-private partnership to deal with the problem and prevent such tragedies in the future. The meeting was presided over by HE Thabit Al Turaifi, Director ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi achieves Investors in People accolade

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2018:   The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) accreditation after achieving the standards set by the international people management organisation. In addition to the main IIP award, DCT Abu Dhabi also achieved Health and Wellbeing Silver Level accreditation in recognition of its Wellness Programme. DCT Abu Dhabi is the first organisation in the Middle East to achieve this accolade, reflecting the Department’s commitment to high performance through best-practice people management.  Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what is required to lead, support and manage people effectively in order to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the Investors in People ......read more

UAE Visa-Free Entry Announced for Citizens of El Salvador

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates for stays of up to 90 days.     Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for stays of up to 90 days. Travellers will receive an entry stamp upon arrival. Previously, nationals of El Salvador had to apply for a UAE visa prior to travel.     How Fragomen can assist?   Fragomen will continue monitoring the situation and will revert with additional information as developments occur.     

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Malabar Group offers INR 7 Crore to Kerala flood relief

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Malabar Group has announced a contribution of total 7 crore Indian rupees to the Kerala flood relief. The flood that swept away almost half of Kerala has cost many life and property. The overall loss is yet to be estimated, however honourable Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and government is leading a very commendable rehabilitation work. To support the activities of Chief Minister, Mr. MP Ahammed Chairman-Malabar Group handed over a cheque of INR 2 crore yesterday at Trivandrum, Kerala. He also committed a financial help of INR 5 crore for rebuilding and repairing houses lost and damaged in the flood. This includes RS. 1 crore collected from the employees of Malabar Group. Hence, the total relief from Malabar Group is 7 crore Indian rupees. The entire relief activities will be routed through Malabar ......read more

Sharjah Xposure Unveils New Competition Categories

International Photography Festival Allocates Category For Government Staff, Says SGMB Director Allay SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Aug 29, 2018 –   Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has unveiled the details of the 2018 Xposure International Photography Festival, to be held from November 21-24, 2018 at Expo Centre Sharjah, with the addition of several new competition categories and attractive opportunities for photography professionals and enthusiasts.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Xposure, the region’s first-of-its-kind and immensely popular International Photography Festival attracts globally-acclaimed and award-winning photographers, as well as amateurs and photography enthusiasts from ......read more

Emirati Women's Day

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi: Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  We congratulate Emirati women on this occasion which has become a national day for celebrating their many achievements in all fields. Women have been essential in the establishment of the UAE and in its continuous development, thanks to the vision of our late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a great advocate for a woman’s right to learn, work and become involved in all aspects of government, society and life. We have dedicated this year to celebrate Zayed’s philosophy of elevating women’s status, pushing for the advancement of the Emirati society as a whole and raising the UAE’s profile in terms of legislation and laws that safeguard women’s rights and ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank donates AED 5 Million for Kerala Flood Victims

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018:  In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to coordinate urgent relief campaign for the affected victims from Kerala floods, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has donated AED 5 million to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment (MBRCH), in support of the establishment’s efforts to help thousands of flood-affected people in Kerala state in southern India following the catastrophic conditions they are living in from the effects of devastating floods, which is the ......read more

Al Mazrouei: The UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities

Sharjah, 28, August 2018:  On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, stated that the UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities that has enabled them to attain remarkable achievements and expand their participation in the development of the UAE. Al Mazrouei said: “The Constitution of the UAE, the UAE vision 2021, the local government strategies, and the Emirati Citizen's Code of Values and Conduct have all focused on empowering women, developing their capabilities, and continuing  to build on the achievements that they have attained since the formation of the Union, following the path set by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.” Al Mazrouei ......read more

McDonald's UAE raises AED 320,000 for Emirates Red Crescent

As part of their joint cooperation Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  McDonald’s UAE has announced that it has raised AED320,000 from its Ramadan children’s books campaign in association with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The sum includes the proceeds from the sales of children's social awareness and entertainment books, as well as Emirates Red Crescent donation boxes, which were placed at McDonald’s restaurants across the country as part of the campaign. Hassan Abu Ezzeddin, Marketing Manager of McDonald’s UAE, delivered the check on behalf of Rafic Fakih, Managing Director and Partner of McDonald's UAE, to Mohammed Yousuf Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary-General for Support Services in Emirates Red Crescent at the headquarters of the organization in Abu Dhabi. Al-Fahim stressed that the Emirates ......read more

Al Owais: the UAE's approach to empowering women is the ideal standard

Sharjah, 27 August 2018:  HE Abdulla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), stated that the UAE’s approach to empowering women in various fields is the ideal standard that helps women achieve their goals and reflects the cultural level that the UAE has achieved under the vision of the wise leadership. On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Al Owais expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates; His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; and to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; for their continued efforts, since the establishment of the Union of the Emirates by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to ......read more

Dr. B. R. Shetty donates INR 4 Crores for the welfare efforts of the Kerala-flood-affected victims

Dubai, 25 August 2018:   Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, Founder Finablr Group, and Chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare met with Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today and handed over a cheque of INR 4 Crores in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating floods that has affected the state. He was accompanied by Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and Executive Director of Finablr, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Healthcare, and Amit Saxena, MD & CEO of Unimoni India, on the occasion.  “Despite the catastrophic event, the resilience shown by the people of Kerala is commendable. The rehabilitation of the nearly million displaced is a critical priority and we must all join hands to support ......read more

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Dubai Women Establishment Successfully Concludes Second Edition of Innovative Leaders Program…

16 prominent Emirati women complete advanced leadership program Participants gain insights into ‘disruptive innovation’ from thought-leaders at Google, HM Revenue and Customs, RocketSpace, Salesforce and Wayra  Leadership program developed in collaboration with renowned Ashridge-Hult International Business School Manal bint Mohammed:  Emirati women have the ......read more

Ministry of Economy launches the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in cooperation with ...…

Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2018: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE), in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), has launched the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in line with World Intellectual Property Day, which took place today at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel in Dubai. The ceremony ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop receives ISO certification in Quality Management System and Business ...…

UAE, April 29, 2018- As an assurance of its concern of quality and business continuity, Dubai Government Workshop (DWG) has receives ISO certificates for Quality Management System (QMS) and the ISO certificate for Business Continuity—an achievement that that confirms its commitment to work based on the highest standards in the field of quality management and business continuity. The ......read more

Dubai Land Department kicks off ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai'…

  Bin Mejren: The FIABCI World Congress translates our leadership’s vision, highlights our expertise in hosting prestigious international events, and represents yet another achievement for Dubai The event is expected to attract more than 1,500 international real estate experts and delegates from across the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2018: ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Honour ‘Hope Makers' at May 14 Dubai Gala Award Ceremony…

Top Arab Hope Maker to receive AED1 million for charitable work Dubai-UAE: 29 April, 2018 –  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will honour the most altruistic individuals from the Arab world who have dedicated their lives to helping others during an award ceremony at the culmination of the second ......read more

Dubai Customs Inks MoU with BPG to Curb Counterfeiting…

Dubai – 28 April 2018: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group GCC & Yemen (BPG) to promote bilateral co-operation and to exchange relevant information in order to counter counterfeiting and piracy.  Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division from Dubai Customs and Malik Hanouf, CEO of ......read more

Hope Makers Initiative Logo to Be Projected on Five Landmarks in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain…

ADNOC and IPIC headquarters, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to sport the logo for three nights Dubai-UAE, 28 April, 2018 –   In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Hope Makers initiative, the largest Arab initiative to honor the champions of giving in the Arab world, will have its logo projected on five landmark ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances AED550 Million Quweira Solar Power Plant in Jordan…

    Plant produces 105 MW of energy, feeds national electricity grid     Project supplies electricity to 50,000 households       His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Project achieves sustainable development in Jordanian energy sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 April, 2018:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for ......read more

Dubai Customs Celebrates The World Intellectual Property Day 2018…

Dubai – 26 April 2018:  Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait ......read more

His Highness Establishes New Foundation with $1m Seed Funding to Combat Electrocution of Falcons…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed has launched a new Foundation for the conservation of raptors with a $20 million endowment and has committed initial seed funding of $1 ......read more

Dubai Ladies Club in partnership with ‘Brides do Good' to open ‘Designs of Hope' exhibition on May 2…

Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress  Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing ......read more

Micro-Learning Approach Complements Emirates Post Group's Robust Learning and Development Strategy…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 –   Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates Saif Al Ashram Endowment Project…

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DMCA promotes smart transformation & build integrated maritime sector…

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SLC highlights Dubai's effective legislative practices to visiting high-level Ethiopian delegation…

UAE, April 24, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently presented its success story to a group of visiting high-level Ethiopian delegates. The delegation was briefed on the best practices adopted by the Emirate of Dubai in developing legislation that is capable of addressing the present needs and looking ahead to future challenges. ......read more

Sea of Culture Foundation to Host Literary Salon at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018…

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Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Collaborates with Nasdaq Dubai to Develop New Initiatives…

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Displays A Spectacular Tribute to Sheikh Zayed ...…

To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation  Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the ......read more

Dubai Real Estate Institute organises exclusive executive course from Harvard University…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances AED708 Million Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City in Afghanistan…

    His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul     City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks     His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more

Dubai Free Zones Council Launches New Initiative to Stimulate and Accelerate E-commerce Growth…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018:  The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones. The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.  The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Experts Foresee Enhanced Public-Private Partnerships Will Bolster Dubai's Healthcare Sector…

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Participates at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair…

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Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum…

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Tamouh unveils unique art piece dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018…

The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh. Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Breaks Ground on Charity and Endowment Residential Complex…

AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs  Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018:   His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and ......read more

UAE ranks first among Arab countries and 15th globally in export rankings…

Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world. The report, released recently by ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Rolls Out UAE Environmental Geographic Information System…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations. The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart ......read more

Emirates Post Group Wins Best Performance Project Award…

16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: -   Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors over 200 Students for Outstanding Academic Performance ...…

Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year. His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF ......read more

DAFZA To Showcase Growing Opportunities within Halal sector at the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition…

Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018:   The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held ......read more

Latifa bint Mohammed visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE, hails state-of-art initiatives…

Dubai, 11 April 2018:   Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director ......read more

PCFC's stand at DIGAE sees heavy diplomatic footfall…

Dubai – 10 April 2018:   The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian ......read more

IIA conference a catalyst for UAE economy: Al Mansoori…

International Internal Audit Conference to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum More than 3,000 global business leaders, politicians, experts from 110 countries to attend the region’s first international conference from May 6-9, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018:  Dubai will play host to the world’s largest ......read more

His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer opens 2nd edition of Procurement Middle East Conference…

Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018:  His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama. The one-day pre-conference ......read more

Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority showcases latest tourism & environmental projects ...…

UAE, April 9, 2018 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is focusing the spotlight on the latest achievements and developments of its tourism sector, through its participation at the 10th edition of Riyadh Travel Fair 2018, which will be held at the Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel in Riyadh. Participating for the seventh time, the SCTDA will be taking part at the event along ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates Merck's regional hub in Dubai …

UAE, April 9, 2018 - Merck, a leading science and technology company, inaugurated today its scientific office in the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board and the Family ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE…

Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE Dubai – 9 April 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council visited PCFC’s stand at the Dubai Government ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends AED110 Million Concessionary Loan to Government of Mali…

Loan to support West African nation’s National Social Housing Programme  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 April, 2018:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Government of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme. His Excellency ......read more

MOHAP warns people against the use of some food supplements, one batch of a heartburn medicine and ...…

UAE, 7 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. The ministry also warned against the interaction between some contraceptive medicines and an anti-epileptic. Recently, the Ministry recalled various ......read more

Dubai Historical Documents Conference set on April 11-12…

Dubai, United Arab emirates 7th April 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is sponsoring the ‘Dubai Historical Documents Conference’ on April 11-12 at Zayed University in Dubai to advance the study of the emirate’s early history - with the intention of making them accessible to researchers, students and the general public. Following the success of last ......read more

Emirates Post for Best Customer Experience Strategy…

Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2018:-   Emirates Post Group (EPG) won the 2017 Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Strategy in the Government category at a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers earlier this year.  Organized and awarded by Ethos Integrated Solutions, the award focuses on demonstrating a customer centric strategy to raise the bar in customer ......read more

Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional ...…

Submission Deadline on 12th April 2018 Dubai, 07, April, 2018, UAE:   Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman and Ministry of Economy successfully conducts field ...…

UAE, April 4, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, has successfully conducted a series of inspections on some of the emirate’s large shopping outlets, including the Ajman Coop in Al Rumaila and the Al Safir Mall. The visits were part of DED-Ajman’s commitment towards promoting the protection of consumer ......read more

Dubai Land Department's Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center launches ‘Dubai ...…

 The largest property promotion event in the region will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre  Offering unique investment opportunities and the lowest financing rate with a profit rate of 1.85% per annum on mortgages  Discounts of up to  20% on certain projects during the festival  With local and international participation from ......read more

Global Innovation Index Team holds 7th meeting to discuss how to increase efforts in providing data ...…

The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index operating under the UAE National Agenda successfully held its seventh meeting recently at the Ministry of Economy's Headquarters in Dubai to discuss how to further intensify its efforts and take needed steps to reinforce and improve the UAE's ranking in this year's Global Innovation Index (GII), an annual ranking of countries by their ......read more

‘Public and private sector need to operate in new ways'…

Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018:   The push for innovation-based economies in the world is devising the new normal for a sustainable economy, according to the experts. Most speakers at  the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, opined that the new trends define the ‘new normal’ requiring the public and private sector organisers to ......read more

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