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Ministry of Health launches updated Hypertension Guide for 2019

The guide to enhance the efficiency of healthcare providers and reduce mortality rate Prevalence of hypertension in the country records 28.8% according to the National Health Survey 2018 The Ministry updates the guideline every 4 years to comply with international standards 53 non-communicable diseases clinics opened, including clinics for high blood pressure    Dubai, 16 September 2019   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the updated version of the Hypertension Guideline 2019 to build capacity of healthcare providers and deliver the best preventive and therapeutic services for patients with hypertension.    The Hypertension Guideline 2019, which was updated as per the 2018 ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of arterial Hypertension, aims to increase the ......read more

Dubai FDI delegation promotes Dubai in Denver

Partnerships in Research and education to focus on food security and sustainability Strategic meetings to boost aviation through “Emirates Airlines”   15 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, held a seminar to promote the Dubai Advantage and showcase the investment opportunities and facilities provided in Dubai to US investors, the seminar was followed by a series of strategic meetings with key companies in Denver, Colorado, the second leg of its weeklong journey in the United States which started on September 7, 2019 from Houston. The mission comes in line with Dubai Government’s Global Investment Mission Program, following the steady growth of FDI inflows from the US to Dubai.      The Global Investment ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Explores Means of Enhancing Investment Cooperation with Tajikistan Chamber

September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan, prospects for joint cooperation and increased trade exchange, and the opportunities for economic partnerships with the business communities in Sharjah and Tajikistan in a number of important sectors on both sides. This came during the meeting hosted by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI’s Second Vice Chairman, HE Dzumakhonzoda Dzamshed Dzurakhon, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, along with HE  Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, and HE Bahodur Sharifi Mahmudzoda, the Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United Arab ......read more

A team of scientists including NYUAD faculty Shady Amin awarded Major National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant

This grant comes as part of a multi-institutional proposal that seeks to study harmful algal blooms off the Florida coast's Gulf of Mexico Abu Dhabi, September 11, 2019:   A team of scientists including NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin has been awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant worth USD 4,999,505. This grant will fund a five-year study to examine the roles various physical and biological factors play in intensifying and prolonging harmful algal blooms that occur annually off the Florida coast’s Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the processes that lead to bloom termination. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are phenomena that are increasingly observed in coastal waters throughout the world and are caused by the rapid growth of certain species of microscopic ......read more

Emirates Water Electricity Company and ACWA Power Finalise AED 3.27 Billion Deal for the World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Desalination Project

Abu Dhabi, 11 September, 2019 – Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has signed a water purchase agreement, with ACWA Power, a leading Saudi-based developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants. The deal will enable the development of over 900,000 cubic meters per day desalination facility in Taweelah – sufficient to meet the demand of water for over 350,000 households. Approximately 45 KM north of Abu Dhabi city, the project will use reverse osmosis technology to desalinate seawater and will be one of the largest, most cost and energy efficient plants in the world. The new Taweelah reverse osmosis desalination plant sets new benchmarks for its size, efficiency and ......read more

Qudwa 2019 to host over 40 Speakers in its Third Edition

  His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, among speakers of the event Qudwa 2019 to facilitate dialogue between decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi has announced speakers to be hosted at Qudwa 2019. Headlining the Forum, His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education will express the significance of Qudwa as a platform that facilitates dialogue between teachers and decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching. The third edition ......read more

World Green Economy Summit will highlight the role of Innovation to accelerate the transition to a green economy

International experts in environment and green technology to take part in discussions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 September 2019: The sixth edition of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019 will discuss innovation as well as the key achievements realised by the UAE to push forward the journey in transforming to a green economy. The summit will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy’ on October 20th and 21st at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in sync with the 21st edition of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the fourth edition of Dubai Solar Show and the sixth edition of the Green Week. The Summit ......read more

CNN meets the Brazilian tribe fighting to save the Amazon

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:    Brazil's National Institute for Space Research has reported over 80,000 fires in the country as of Sunday night, with more than half of these in the Amazon region. This coupled with an 85% increase in deforestation this year compared to last, and a rate of deforestation at one and a half football pitches a minute, is threatening the future of the world’s largest tropical rainforest.   In an exclusive report CNN’s Isa Soares travels to the Brazilian Amazon to meet with the Waiapi tribe, an indigenous people who have lived in the rainforest for decades, protecting the lands and their sustainable way of life.   These indigenous lands had initially been protected by law, but Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is now looking to change that, by ......read more

Quote from Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime On Emirati Women's D

UAE, 27 August 2019:   “Emirati women play a pivotal role in local and global societies, thanks in part to the strong support provided by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who enabled women to play active roles in the UAE’s development and progress. Today, Emirati women retain  the support and confidence of the wise leadership, led by the vision of H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; his brother H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Rulers of the UAE. By the efforts of our beloved country, the UAE has been building a safe and conducive environment where women can ......read more

Emirati Adventurer to Scale Highest Mountain in Europe to Raise Funds for Young Cancer Patients

Khalifa Al Mazroui collaborates with Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) on his ‘Hope Mountain’ initiative Sharjah, August 25, 2019:  Renowned Emirati adventurer Khalifa Al Mazroui announced his new initiative ‘Hope Mountain’, in collaboration with the UAE-based charity organization, Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), at a press conference held at Al Bait Hotel, Sharjah, yesterday. The Hope Mountain project involves a mountaineering expedition Al Mazroui will undertake to Mount Elbrus in Russia from September 3 – 29, 2019, to raise funds for young cancer patients.   Al Mazroui said he will raise the UAE flag on the Elbrus peak along with the FOCP flag that highlights the logo and a painting by “Abu Shehab”, a child with leukemia. The FOCP supports the initiative as part of ......read more

Qudwa commences its third edition on the 5th of October

• Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces • Under the theme of “Teaching For Global Competence”, Qudwa aims to strengthen UAE’s teachers skills              25 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announces the third edition of Qudwa, to be held on 5 and 6 October 2019 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.    Qudwa is a platform for teachers, by teachers that aims to elevate the teaching profession in the UAE by educating on ......read more

Emirates Post issues a commemorative stamp to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:  To mark the 150th  anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Ghandi on 2 October, Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to honour the life and times of India’s most influential leader.   Ghandi played a crucial role in the development of India and notably led the country to independence through non-violent protest. Commonly referred to as the ‘Father of India’, Ghandi is revered by many for his efforts to unite people, regardless of race or religion.  Commenting on the special issuance, HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “As we approach the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday, Emirates Post is issuing a stamp as a celebration of the values Ghandi embodied and upheld during ......read more

Dubai Cares teams up with ENOC to get 10,000 children from low-income families across the UAE ready for the new academic year

• More than 300 volunteers took part in the local Back to School edition of Volunteer Emirates • School kits will be distributed to 10,000 children from low income families aged 5 to 17 across the UAE   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, successfully completed today its local Back to School edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019. The popular initiative, which was sponsored by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and took place at the Dubai Police Officers Club, brought together more than 300 volunteers from the UAE community to pack school kits that will be distributed to 10,000 orphans and children from low income families aged 5 to 17.   This year, the distribution of the school kits will be carried out in ......read more

Ma'an Rolls Out New Program to Get Abu Dhabi Community Involved in Making a Social Impact

Abu Dhabi, 22 August 2019:   A new initiative to engage the Abu Dhabi community with solving social challenges has been launched today by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. Rolling out from September, Ma’an’s Community Engagement Program –provide individuals, government entities, companies and not-for-profit associations, with strategic direction on how people can contribute to social causes. Forming a key pillar of the Authority’s mandate, Ma’an will work to offer more meaningful volunteering opportunities that directly address the social needs and priorities of the Capital. Key groups that Community Engagement Program aims to support include people of determination, seniors, children, women and vulnerable groups. Marking World Senior Citizen’s Day, Her ......read more

the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Launches New Artist-in-residence Program

• The Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its Artist-in-Residence program and is accepting proposals for its first cohort until August 31st, 2019 • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant submissions deadline has been extended until August 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee has extended the deadline for digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until August 31st, 2019    Ras Al Khaimah, August 18, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its new Artist-in-Residence program and has issued an extended call for submissions for two of its other arts and culture initiatives: the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival and the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant. These opportunities ......read more

Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers

August 8th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  The spirit of sacrifice, generosity and the desire to bring a smile on the faces of the less privileged came to the fore as the young children of British Orchard Nursery put together almost 200 Eid packages for labourers in Dubai. The packages which were distributed to construction workers included calling cards for international dialling, caps to protect from the sun, hygiene products like shaving creams and deodorants, fruits, dates, water, juices and laban.  Labourers were particularly happy to receive calling cards which gives them a great opportunity to call their families back home on the occasion of Eid al Adha.  “Living away from families on a joyous occasion like Eid can be quite difficult. The Eid gifts were little tokens from the BON children to appreciate the hard ......read more

An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter

37,906 Fatwa issued by IACAD during the second quarter of 2019 Dubai, 8 August, 2019:  The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) issued 37,906 oral Fatwa through Ifta department of IACAD during the second quarter of 2019. As many as 171 visitors wishing to obtain Fatwa on various subjects were received, and a special team of 16 muftis (males and females) answered questions about various religious, jurisprudential and Sharia topics.  The data issued by the Ifta department for the second quarter of 2019 indicates that 12,831 questions were raised, accounting for about 34% of the total queries. The number of questions on general matters reached 6,314, which is 16.6% of the total, while queries related to Dunya issues (day-to-day operations) reached 5,040, accounting for 13.2% of the ......read more

DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt

Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to enhance the relationship and cooperation between both institutions and facilitate the performance of their respective supervisory tasks and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, combatting financial crime, conducting consolidated supervision of common firms and discussing crisis management. The MoU was signed by Mr Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, in Dubai on 28 July 2019 and by H. E. Tarek Amer, Governor of the CBE, in Egypt.  Bryan Stirewalt said: “We are honoured to be working hand in hand with the Central Bank of Egypt. This MoU will enhance the cooperation and relationship ......read more

SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspirations in the Emirate of Sharjah

Sharjah, 7 August 2019: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) held recently at its headquarters a coordination meeting with the Sharjah Police with the participation of representatives from a number of local departments.  The meeting aimed to discuss the launch of a number of community initiatives, as well as to strengthen the constant cooperation between the SCCI and the Sharjah Police.  This would help contribute to integrating the concerted efforts to realize the economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the relentless pursuit of serving the society in general and the business community in particular. Present at the meeting were Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the ......read more

Dubai Customs foils smuggling 274,000 captagon pills

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    Dubai Customs foiled a drug smuggling attempt in which the smugglers concealed the drugs in the fuel tank of their vessel. They thought inspectors will not search in that hot spot of the vessel near the engine which can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius.  The confused dhow captain aroused the suspections of the inspectors who has high experience and training in body language. Thorough inspections led to uncover 137 plastic bags that contained 274,000 Captagon pills. This is the second biggest drug seizure for the Coastal Customs Centers Management after the seizure of 783,800 captagon pills in 2018. There were 8 drug seizures in 2018.  This reflects the very important role Dubai Customs plays in protecting society and securing borders as part of its vision of ......read more

Dubai Cares supports research to develop a learning framework that safeguards continuous quality education for children affected by crisis

• Dubai Cares’ AED 1.1 million (USD 300,000) contribution is part of an AED 18.35 million (USD 5 million) commitment made last year towards UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ • The 2-year research is spearheaded by UNICEF, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Microsoft and other key educational partners   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 4 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a two-year research and design phase of a project that aims to provide continuous quality education for children whose education has been disrupted by rapid onset or protracted crises.   The research explores the development of a global quality learning curriculum framework that is referred to as a ......read more

Ahmad Al Abdulla Supports ‘Eid in Your Home' Initiative by DLD to Facilitate Release of 22 Detainees in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    On occasion of Eid Al Adha under the initiative ‘Eid in Your Home’, Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of New Dubai Properties, collaborated with Dubai Land Department (DLD), to facilitate release of 22 detainees with rental cases through his generous donation.  Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, said, “Our support to this cause is an expression of the spirit of humanity that characterises Dubai and its citizens. People caught in rent-related cases are not criminals but ordinary human beings who have suffered difficult circumstances that have led to this situation. We are glad they will be home to celebrate Eid Al Adha with the families.” Eid in Your Home is the first of its kind charitable initiative in Dubai in keeping with the pillars of the Year of ......read more

Dubai Customs, handles 3.9m passengers and 7.2m bags in Terminal (1), DXB International Airport in H1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:     During his evening tour to Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih urged employees to go above and beyond in order to provide passengers at the busiest airport in the world with the best smart services, and take all procedures to ensure highest levels of security, especially in summer and Eid holidays.    “Following the 50-year charter, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to contribute towards a vision that sees Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth, Dubai Customs offers passengers into Dubai airports the best and most advanced services” Musabih said. Musabih was accompanied in his visit to ......read more

MoHAP Reveals its Plans for Providing Best Medical Services for Pilgrims During Hajj Season

Abu Dhabi/ Dubai, August 3rd, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the departure of the medical mission to Saudi Arabia to accompany the UAE’s hajj official mission. The medical mission consists of 70 doctors, nurses, and administrators. The medical mission will be providing the entire healthcare services and offering preventive and medical advice for pilgrims.  Database for Pilgrims and Medical Team for Rapid Intervention Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center and Head of MoHAP’s Hajj Medical Mission, explained that the preparatory mission arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 25. Al Zarouni pointed out that the medical staff comprises specialized competencies which have been trained to provide medical and ......read more

Undersecretary of MoHAP and Nicaraguan Health Minister Hold Meeting to Discuss Means of Boosting Cooperation in Healthcare Field

Dubai, Aug 1st, 2019 The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Undersecretary (MoHAP’s Undersecretary), HE Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, received a high-ranking Nicaraguan delegation headed by the Minister of Health, Sonia Castro Gonzalez. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of boosting cooperation in the healthcare services field, exchanging visits, harnessing the UAE’s expertise in the preventive health system and reducing non-communicable diseases. In addition to the possibility of establishing private pharmaceutical plants and hospitals in Nicaragua, dispatching medical teams to contribute to the treatment of some medical cases and learning about Nicaragua’s experience in kidney transplant. The meeting was also attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the ......read more

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Seeking to Attract New Investors for the “Sharjah Food Park” Project…

“Hamriyah Free Zone” Promotes its Competitive Advantages and Services at “Gulfood” UAE, Sharjah, 17 Feb 2019: Hamriyah Free Zone is participating in the “Gulfood 2019” Exhibition in Sharjah, the world’s largest annual event in the Food and Beverage Sector where it will promote the investment advantages and services it offers to local and foreign ......read more

Customs World develops RIISE: first of its kind leading-edge Customs platform…

Dubai – 16 February 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), created a first of its kind platform based on the accumulative experiences of Dubai Customs.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows to effectively and transparently ......read more

DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood…

DAFZA to highlight strategic initiatives that support Halal foods industry, including the Halal Industry Guidebook  DAFZA to show optimal storage solutions for F&B companies, within the light industrial units   February 16, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced its participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood, which is ......read more

Ajman Free Zone announces official commitment to culture of innovation at “Digitalized Workplace” ...…

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Greece partners with VFS Global to launch Visa Application Centres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...…

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Dubai Cares and UNICEF announce the Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development at the World ...…

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Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research ...…

Dubai, UAE – 10 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research’s (ECSSR) silver jubilee. The special-edition stamp celebrates the significant accomplishments of the ECSSR, which has cemented its position as a preeminent think tank since its inception 25 years ago, and supports the plans and ......read more

DJI's 7th Annual Football tournament concludes 1st round of qualifying stage…

The round witnessed a high level of professionalism in an atmosphere of enthusiasm from the teams’ fans Dubai Police excels with 15 goals against the General Civil Aviation Authority   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th February 2019: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the first qualifying round of its 7th annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ ......read more

Dubai Customs receives Oman Chamber of Commerce delegation…

February 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Passengers Operation Department of Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Oman Chamber of Commerce with the aim of exchanging experience between GCC entities and discussing means of customs cooperation.  The visitors were received at terminal (3), Dubai International Airport by Khalifa Malek, Inspection Manager and Salim Al Mazimi, Senior Manager of ......read more

The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain signs a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction…

Dubai, UAE – 07 February 2019 The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain has signed a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East. The cooperation agreement states that the company is responsible for organizing exclusive auctions on assets owned by all the departments that fall under ......read more

Emirates Post celebrates Human Fraternity Meeting with Commemorative Stamp…

Stamp illustrates the country’s supreme humanitarian message for tolerance and coexistence  UAE, 05 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark The Human Fraternity Meeting held in the capital, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ......read more

DFSA suspends licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited…

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Sharjah Chamber honours the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award 2018 on ...…

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Dubai Customs tops Happiness Meter 2018 with 98%…

Dubai – 2 February 2019: Dubai Customs hit a new record on Smart Dubai Office’s Happiness Meter scoring 97.49%. This is the highest percentage reached by a government department since the launch of the happiness meter, and is above the 95% bar, which is the targeted percentage for client happiness in Dubai by the year 2020.  Dubai Customs topped the medium government entities ......read more

DFSA joins launch of Global Financial Innovation Network…

Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) is pleased to announce the launch of the next phase of the Global Financial Innovation Network (“GFIN”). The GFIN – a group of 29 international organisations including the DFSA – is inviting applications from firms looking to take part in a testing pilot for innovative financial ......read more

Dubai Trade Shortlists Nominees For It's 11th E-services Excellence Award…

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Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global introduce new Thailand eVisa service for Saudi ...…

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Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Barjeel Green Building Regulations, in presence of the Ruler ...…

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Pirelli Recognized by CDP as a Leader in Actions to Combat Climate Change…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  Pirelli & C. SpA has been recognized as a global leader in corporate climate action by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), achieving a place on the CDP Climate Change A list. An international non-profit organization, CDP gathers, distributes and promotes information on environmental questions and the A rating is the highest possible score awarded to a ......read more

Dubai Cares joins forces with World Economic Forum on 3-year Plan to Boost Future Skills for 15 ...…

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Dubai Customs launches warehousing awareness campaign for 21k companies…

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:   Dubai Customs launched a campaign to develop the warehousing systems of free zone companies in Dubai. The campaign was announced in September 2018 and started in the beginning of 2019.  The campaign aims at educating more than 21,000 companies about the importance of their warehousing systems’ consistence and compliance with the Dubai ......read more

Law Students Told They Can Play Important Role In Shaping Legal System for 21st Century UAE…

STA Law Firm’s Rizvi says, government policy on legal reform will benefit from involvement of next generation home-bred lawyers Dubai, UAE, 26 January, 2019:   The UAE’s next generation of lawyers have been told that they can provide important input to help create a modern legal system vital for the nation’s future prosperity. Zisha Rizvi, who has built a highly ......read more

Dubai Customs launches National Project Fair for 30 companies…

Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2019:   Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih inaugurated the National Project Fair as part of the 2nd UAE Customs Week activities which take place this year under the theme “Smart Borders”.  The inauguration took place in the presence of Dubai Customs executive directors, government representatives and owners of national ......read more

DWTC Signs MoU With Global Producer FiveCurrents…

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Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits…

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A ......read more

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Al Mouj Muscat Starts 2019 with Biggest Ever Marathon Hosted in the Sultanate…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex and lifestyle destination, hosted the biggest ever Al Mouj Muscat Marathon on January 18 and 19 with almost 8000 runners taking part, a 25% increase compared to 2018 edition. The two-day festival of running attracted a record numbers of visitors to Al Mouj Muscat.  Commenting on the ......read more

Dubai Quality Group announced the Eng. Hassan Omr, the elected chairman for 2019-2021…

DQG concluded the Annual General Meeting & the election process for the new Board of Directors  Building on its impressive momentum, Dubai Quality Group aims for an innovative & fruitful year ahead as they announce the achievements of 2018   Dubai 21st January 2019, UAE:   Dubai Quality Group (DQG) concluded the Annual General Meeting by holding the Board of ......read more

3rd Emirati Programmer launched to boost investment in future skills…

UAE, 20 January 2019 - In the presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, the third edition of the “Emirati Programmer” program was launched recently following the success of the two ......read more

Dubai Customs launches 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019…

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019: Carpet & Art Oasis 2019 kicked off under the patronage of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). Themed “Mix of art and innovation”, the 24th edition of the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs features more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and runs from 20th ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts sign MOU to support education and promote social values…

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  The Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts have signed a cooperation agreement to unify the efforts of the two parties in raising awareness about the importance of education and social values among the youth. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council by HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off activities at UAE 2nd Customs Week 2019…

Dubai – 19 January 2019:   Dubai Customs activities for the UAE 2nd Customs Week kick off on Sunday 20th January 2019 under the theme “Smart Borders”, and continue to 24th January 2019.  The UAE 2nd Customs Week will help educate all segments of society and encourage them support customs activities and role in society and the national ......read more

Tafawuq Facility Management wins significant World Trade Center Abu Dhabi FM contract…

19 January 2019 - Tafawuq Facility Management, a subsidiary of the UAE-based Eltizam Asset Management Group, and a leading provider of integrated facilities management services, announced that it has been awarded a significant facilities management services contract by the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi for a period of three years initially. Chris Roberts, CEO, Eltizam Asset Management Group, ......read more

UCM awards the world's first honorary doctorate to an Arab personality from the UAE…

UDubai – United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2019:   CM, an innovative Higher Educational Institution with branches in  Malta, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain represented by Manuela de Martino, the President of UCM and Professor Fausto Gennuso, the Director General of UCM, honored Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Executive Chairman of DIHAD and ......read more

UAE residents go on a two-week Camel Trek across the UAE desert…

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has successfully kicked-off  the 5th edition of the annual Camel Trek on Wednesday.   Ten brave UAE residents have joined the 700 km camel trek which started from Ghayathi, in the western region of Abu Dhabi.  This year’s camel trek is the fifth edition organized by HHC.    Hind ......read more

The UAE-Kosovo Economic Forum launches a new phase of economic partnerships…

Sharjah, UAE, 17 January 2019:  HE Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stated that the ties between both the UAE and Kosovo are historically strong, which extend back to the time of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He remarked these ties grew into an integrated economic partnership, which resulted in ground-breaking ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop launches DGW Youth Council …

UAE, January 16, 2019 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed the creation of Dubai Government Workshop Youth Council, an initiative aimed towards developing the role of today's youth and encouraging them to pursue the path to excellence, creativity and innovation. The move falls in line with the government's directives to empower the Emirati youth and serve as pioneers in building ......read more

Hadef & Partners signs Memorandum of Understanding with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   Leading UAE law firm, Hadef & Partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the official legal supporter of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   The agreement will see almost 100 of Hadef & Partners’ highly-experienced lawyers from the UAE, Middle East and international arena provide legal advisory ......read more

Dubai Cares makes milestone achievements during the Year of Zayed 2018…

24 new programs added to the organization’s portfolio and 4 new countries benefited from Dubai Cares education interventions Approximately 3,000 volunteers engaged in local and global community engagement initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 16, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, today unveiled the scale and ......read more

Dubai Customs uncovers luggage theft at Dubai International Airport…

Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:   Dubai Customs arrested a passenger, of an Arab nationality, with his girlfriend, while attempting to steal passengers’ suitcases at Dubai International Airport.  The seizure started in response to reports of luggage disappeared at the arrival hall. The airport terminal was bustling with activity during the Christmas period with ......read more

Deloitte: Transfer Pricing lands in the Middle East…

Deloitte Middle East launches Volume 1 of its Transfer Pricing Whitepaper Series: Preparing for Transfer Pricing Legislation in the Middle East82% of respondents of the Deloitte survey agree that transfer pricing structures are under critical evaluation in the MENA region Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Deloitte Middle East has launched the first volume of its whitepaper series to ......read more

Fairgreen launches eco-friendly challenge to encourage sustainable New Year's resolutions…

Students and the community invited to take part in the #Fairgreen12 eco-challenge as Dubai’s first sustainable school empowers the next generation to build an eco-friendly future    Dubai, UAE – 13 January, 2019:   Fairgreen International School has launched an eco-friendly challenge for students and the community to embrace sustainable New Year’s ......read more

Saudi Visa Application Process in Dubai Restricted to Holders of UAE Residence Permits…

January 13, 2019:  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.    Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.  Although no ......read more

Dubai Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle 5m Captagon pills…

Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2019:  Cooperation between different customs departments and good planning have led to thwarting an attempt to smuggle large number of Captagon pills at Jebel Ali & Tecom Customs Center, just a few days before 2019 unfolds. The illegal shipment was tracked by customs intelligence personnel who shared the information and images of the shipment through the ......read more

UAE tap water is safe to drink – just keep storage tanks clean…

New company launched by Culligan dispels myths that tap water itself is unhealthy  Dubai, UAE; 7 January 2019:   Drinking tap water in the UAE is safe and healthy, as long as water tanks are cleaned regularly and maintained properly. That is the emphatic message from a newly established company which is dispelling myths about tap water by emphasising that the danger lies in ......read more

Empowering Rohingya refugee children - A Green Hope initiative…

Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  A 5 member team from Green Hope  ( from Canada & Dubai ) spent the last 10 days of 2018 engaging rural women and children in remote parts of Bangladesh in the sustainable development process. Our mission was to realise the United Nations mandate of "Leave No One Behind" as we march towards a sustainable future. It was an unbelievably moving ......read more

Deloitte holds 2019 Middle East Tax Conference in Dubai: The future of tax – connected and data ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Deloitte will be holding its flagship Middle East Tax Conference for the year 2019 in Dubai on February 10-11, 2019. This is the 12th consecutive year of Deloitte’s Middle East Tax Conference to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates. At the 2019 conference, Deloitte professionals and client panels will present on global ......read more

Dubai Customs participates in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in Amman…

Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  Dubai Customs participated in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, which aimed to spread successful practices in customs field.  Hussam Juma, Director of Service Innovation Department delivered a presentation on the enterprise architecture which is a practical solution that puts components of ......read more

Dubai Customs introduces Masar program to Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority delegation…

Dubai, UAE, January 03, 2019:   A visiting delegation from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) was at Dubai Customs to learn about the best practices and experiences implemented in its recently launched ‘Masar’, a Corporate Strategic Planning and Performance Management System aimed at automating the process of corporate strategy, operational plans and KPIs update ......read more

Emirates Post enhances postal services in time for P.O. Box renewals…

Upgrade PO Box subscriptions to MyHome to receive post at doorstep Extended renewal option of up to three years Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   Emirates Post has undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. The most recent solution is offering MyHome services, available before exclusively to residents of a ......read more

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