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Dubai Health Authority Adopts Two Smart Technologies That Aim to Protect New-Borns

Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has started implementing two state-of-the art technologies that aim to protect the safety of new-borns in Dubai and Latifa hospital. The first system adopted aims to protect the new-borns by technologically linking them with their mothers and the hospital so that if someone attempts to move the baby without authorization the mother and hospital will be alerted.  The second system adopted on the other hand aims to monitor the oxygen levels in the child’s blood and alert the mother, and staff if the oxygen levels drop below the normal rate.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said the authority aims to enable hospitals, health centers and clinics to provide the best services by providing them with the latest ......read more

Dubai Metro and Tram timings during Ramadan 2017

The RTA have announced new timings for metro amd tram services during Ramadan 2017. These timing will be applicable from 27th May to 25th June 2017. The Metro and Tram timing for EID holidays will be published once available. Red Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017 Sunday 5.30am to 12am Monday 5.30am to 12am Tuesday 5.30am to 12am Wednesday 5.30am to 12am Thursday 5.30am to 1am (Fri) Friday 10am to 1am (Sat) Saturday 5.30am to 12am   Green Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017 Sunday from 5.50am to 12am Monday 5.50am 12am Tuesday 5.50am to 12am Wednesday 5.50am to 12am Thursday 5.50am to 1am (Fri) Friday 10am to 1am ......read more

UN Under Secretary General discusses Urban Sustainability with UPC

Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017:  A senior representative from the United Nations (UN) met with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) this week to discuss the global issue of rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UPC, met with Dr. Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, to explore possible solutions for challenges faced by urban areas around the world.  They discussed the UPC’s best practice on strategies for sustainable urbanisation, such as its successful implementation of the Estidama Pearl Rating System – a mandatory requirement for all new Abu Dhabi developments – to create complete sustainable communities and enhance quality of life. The Estidama initiative is based ......read more

Bee'ah and Masdar Launch Joint Venture to Develop the First Waste-to-Energy Plant in the Region

Emirates Waste to Energy Company to treat 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) with its first facility. Signing of waste supply and power purchase agreements for WTE facility witnessed by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2017: Bee’ah, the country’s leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formally established the joint venture Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) to develop waste-to-energy plants across the region, it was announced today. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, around environmental challenges and ways of maintaining a pollution free environment, ......read more

Safety Tips from Civil Defense

Safety at Home: When leaving the house for a long time, ensure to close the cooking gas cylinder, turn off all electrical appliances and close the windows and doors tightly. Please close the faucets and open some sources of ventilation to protect the walls of the house from cracking, especially during the summer. Make continuous maintenance of important equipment and devices at home, especially in the kitchen, including gas cylinders, electrical wires, air conditioners and other devices in order to avoid fire breakout. Misuse of gas cylinders may risk your life and the lives of the dearest people to you, so please keep the gas cylinder in a safe place and away from the sun and from the reach of the children and please don’t allow them to enter the kitchen without supervision and don’t allow them to approach the ......read more

DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2017:  DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department tasked with the planning and set up for a wills registry covering assets held in Abu Dhabi by non-Muslims. Discussions focused on understanding how the Dubai Registry could serve as a model for rules, infrastructure, operations, pricing and marketing for the new service.  

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 31 Projects in Jordan Worth AED5.7 Billion

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Funded projects in line with Jordanian government’s development objectives Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population. In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Fund announced that by end-2016, it provided financing for 31 development projects with a cumulative value of AED5.7 billion through government grants and concessionary loans. The projects covered several sectors, namely mining, water and irrigation, transport, housing, agriculture, energy, education and healthcare. ADFD manages the US$1.25 ......read more

Dubai Customs Helps 300 Families in Ramadan

Dubai, UAE 27th May 2017: Following the leadership’s wise directives and vision of turning 2017 into a year for giving and selflessness, and as part of its CSR efforts, Dubai Customs’ CSR Section launched Ramadan Giving Initiative, which will help needy families throughout Dubai. The initiative will target 300 needy families in coordination with Beit Al Khair Society.    Commenting on the new charitable initiative, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department highlighted the importance of giving as an inherent Emirati value.  “It’s no stranger to the UAE to occupy the first place in humanitarian efforts and initiatives worldwide. This is due to the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Umrah Trip for 11 Orphans

Foundation collaborates with Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, in line with ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative  Dubai-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – In line with the Year of Giving initiative launched by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) collaborated with the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, to organize an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for 11 orphans.  As part of the ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative by the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, the orphans and their four chaperones visited the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as several historical landmarks in the vicinity. Apart from its religious significance, the visit aimed to enhance the children’s knowledge of Islamic teachings and ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Calls on UAE to Intensify Humanitarian Efforts Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

  Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017 UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”  He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year of Giving, and to instil humanitarian values deep in the DNA of our people and culture.” The Year of Giving 2017 was launched by His ......read more

DHA and DP World Launch State-of-the-Art Blood Donation Bus

  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.  DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for entities such as DP World, which undertake such initiatives, which are aimed for the benefit of the community. He highlighted that the mobile blood ......read more

EPG holds fire drill at Sharjah Central Post Office

Sharjah, May 25, 2017:  A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.  Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.  The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill. During the drill, the Civil Defense teams demonstrated how they take their hose pipes inside the building, rescue those trapped inside and bring back the injured or dead on ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Youth Circle on Impact of Climate Change on Immigration

  Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”. The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi told the audience ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council: UAE's Entrepreneurship Landscape Boosted with UAE's First Government Accredited Entrepreneurship Programme

  The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees. Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).  Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job creation.  With innovation and education central to the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU with Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector. H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum. Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector. The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical tourism, technology, best practises and medical ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Unveils New International Corporate Centre

  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman  Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO  RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore  RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The Centre was formed following the merger of RAK ......read more

NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women

  Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman   NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017 NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in Amman. In alignment with the vision of Her Highness ......read more

Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) Recognise Empower's Efforts and Achievements at Excellence Awards

  Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a total capacity of 56,000 RT. “We are ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016

  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance 76% of funds channelled to Arab countries Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects. Headlining a press conference at the ADFD headquarters to announce the annual results for 2016, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds announces its CSR initiatives for Ramadan - Over 60,000 residents across GCC and Far East to benefit from the initiatives

Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’  Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017:  The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan, embracing the spirit of giving. Such month long activities are planned in association with like-minded organizations from the ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to Support Local Agricultural Production

Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.  Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative that assists companies and entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture and fisheries. The MoU is the result of the keenness of the two parties ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes Emirates Women Awards 2017 by Honouring Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards. 110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year. Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business. Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2017 (EWA) honored local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology at Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. The award ......read more

They Sang and Danced Their Way into Hearts

When every performer set the stage on fire Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. The day though belonged to Pankaj Singh from Farnek who emerged winner in the Dance category and Zulfiqar Ali from Transguard in the Singer category. The winners ......read more

Minister of Economy urges investors to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017:  In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE. The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE. Lending his support to the initiative, H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the SME Council, said “The UAE government has made innovation the core of its economic advancement and the road to knowledge economy. Today, the UAE has the ......read more

Businesses Could Face Penalities for Missing Health Insurance Renewal Deadline, Guardian Wealth Management Warns

One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions 22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned. Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health insurance for their employees. With the deadline to renew fast approaching for many businesses, GWM’s Corporate Solutions team says effective planning should be put in place to avoid gaps in cover and the risk of fines or worse, visa and ......read more

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The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Company Give Back $106 Million to More Than 230 ...…

Community contributions equal 1.2 percent of company’s 2016 operating income Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  The Coca-Cola Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company together donated more than US $106 million to more than 230 organizations in 2016. These contributions will directly benefit communities across more than 200 countries and territories, with approximately 97 percent of the ......read more

Minister of Economy calls for stronger UAE-Kazakhstan ties in ICT, innovation & smart cities…

UAE, February 15, 2017 - H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, called for stronger cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan in the areas of information systems, innovation, and smart cities during his meeting with Kazakh Minister of Information and Communications. Dauren Abayev. Their discussions revolved around the creation of joint mechanisms for facilitating ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid directs government departments to place Dubai 10 years ahead of all other cities…

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launched ‘Dubai 10X’ – a radical program to establish ‘X Units”  First government in the world to establish X-Units across all entities and first to embrace disruptive innovation in government enterprise Next move towards the future of government – disruptive, agile, iterative and design centered ......read more

WGS 2017: SDG Closing Ceremony Announces Three Innovative Solutions to Support Implementation of UN ...…

Three of the best ideas were selected from an intensive two-day period of workshops, addressing the UN’s 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Ideas pitched for SDG 3, SDG 10 and SDG 5 will be showcased in New York in May 2017  Dubai to support the implementation of new ideas Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2017:   At the SDG closing ceremony on the last day of the ......read more

WGS 2017: Living by True Values is Key to Sustainable Future…

Prime Minister of Slovenia highlights the necessity to integrate sustainability in our way of life Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2017:  On the final day of the fifth World Government Summit (WGS 2017), His Excellency, Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia, spoke about the global challenges facing mankind and the rapid social progress we have witnessed.  In a session entitled ......read more

WGS 2017: Governments Must Prepare Citizens for Advent of Artificial Intelligence…

Experts discuss universal basic income as compensation for job loss due to automation Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  Waves of new technology that disrupt every aspect of our lives will continue to be the norm throughout the 21st century, and governments and policy makers need to refine their strategies to harness this trend to maximum advantage, participants of the World Government Summit ......read more

WGS 2017: As More Nations Pursue Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security Remain Top Concerns…

Nuclear energy can help offset reliance on fossil fuels as global demand for power projected to hit record levels Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  Nuclear power can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy security, while delivering energy in the large and growing quantities needed to sustain an expanding world population and foster ......read more

Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water of Resources of Singapore, visits The ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14 2017:  His Excellency Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water of Resources of Singapore, visited The Sustainable City – the first Net Zero Energy city in Dubai and the Middle East’s first operational sustainable community.  The Ministry party was led by His Excellency Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, who was joined by HE ......read more

WGS 2017: 21st Century Could See Political Borders Fade as New World Order Emerges…

Only borders based on connectivity will actually matter, argues leading global strategist Parag Khanna Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  The 21st century could witness a defining chapter in world history when the world acts to phase out political borders in favor of economic integration even as connectivity replaces sovereignty as the organizing principle of a new world order, said ......read more

WGS 2017: UAE Approach to Tolerance is Key for Brighter Future, Says Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna…

Institutionalized approach to tolerance and happiness are better than leaving such important issues ‘to fate’   Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  The UAE’s policy of tolerance was highlighted as key to a brighter and safer future for the country’s youth, by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE’s Minister of State for Tolerance. In a ......read more

WGS 2017: Fall of Multi-lateral Organizations and Rise of Nationalism to Define Fabric of World on ...…

Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  Offering a glimpse into humanity's next 100 years, Dr George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a geopolitical forecasting service, said that the 21st century will be humanity's most dramatic, and one that will bring unprecedented levels of opportunities and risks. He recounted instances from world history over the past 70 ......read more

WGS 2017: Future Computers to Grow Food…

Digital revolution in farming industry will fundamentally change global economy Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2017:  The UAE imports 85 percent of its food at the cost of 15 percent of its GDP. Though this might be a scary thought, it is also an opportunity for this generation to make a real impact, said Caleb Harper on the second day of the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai. Harper ......read more

Emirates Post launches Dubai Police traffic fines payment service at post offices…

Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2017:  Emirates Post today announced that all post offices are accepting payment for traffic fines issued by Dubai Police, following the signing of an agreement between Dubai Police and Wall Street Exchange, a subsidiary of EPG.  “The launch of this service is in line with the Group’s strategy of delivering multiple services under one roof through ......read more

WGS 2017: Young Innovators Share Inspiring Perspective on Government's Role in Aiding Innovation…

15-Year Old Emirati ‘Teen-ovator’ behind Solar Bag, Fatima Al Kaabi, Aspires to be UAE Youth Minister Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  Find a bigger cause to innovate, don’t innovate just for yourself. Innovate for your country, innovate for a problem you face – Innovate for a bigger goal than just yourself,” said Fatima Al Kaabi, the 15-year old Emirati ......read more

WGS 2017: There's a Universal Language that Connects Us All – ‘Face Reading'…

Face reading enables us to understand a person better, and can be used in our personal lives and work environment, says professional face reader Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  Day 2 of the World Government Summit (WGS 2017) got off to an energizing start with a session on face reading titled ‘Wake-Up Call: The Universal Language We All Speak’, led by Eric Standop, a ......read more

WGS 2017: Breathing Exercises Unlock Pathway to Happiness…

Controlled breathing patterns can reduce need for anxiety medications Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  “Happiness is what matters at the end of the day,” said Max Strom at a talk he held on the second day of the World Government Summit in Dubai. The author and teacher expressed concern for the fact that most people go through their whole lives without understanding what makes ......read more

Smart Dubai Happiness Meter initiative joined by 68 private entities…

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WGS 2017: Happiness is True Measure of National Well-being…

Editors of 'The World Happiness Report' urge global policy makers to focus on the science of well-being to ensure informed governance Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  A panel of experts speaking on the opening day of the World Government Summit 2017 concurred that the success of a government must be defined by its ability to facilitate the happiness and well-being of its ......read more

WGS 2017: Governments Must Lead by Example in Responsible Use of Cyber Data to Safeguard Personal ...…

Cyber Security Guru Bruce Schneier Calls Governments to Action, Advises Safe and Secure Data Collection for the Benefit of Society Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  Governments must lead by example when it comes to striking the ethical balance in the use of personal data collected online, and also ensure that an individual's privacy and social prosperity are not compromised, ......read more

WGS 2017: Japanese Prime Minister Urges Governments to Harness Benefits of Diversity…

Main address at summit highlights benefits of investing in education, innovation Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  The Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe, complimented the United Arab Emirates for organizing the World Government Summit - a defining platform for prominent leaders from around the globe to shape a road map for its future. Speaking by video link on the ......read more

WGS 2017: Humanization Another Path to Sustainability…

Morinosuke Kawaguchi: Cherish products as partners Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  In a breakout session on the opening day of the fifth World Government Summit (WGS 2017), Morinosuke Kawaguchi, Japanese futurist and innovation expert, addressed the notion of humanization – a widely accepted concept in Japanese culture.  In his talk entitled ‘Japanimation, ......read more

WGS 2017: Governments advised about ‘antidotes to radicalization' at World Government Summit ...…

Anthropologist offers insight into the minds of radicals and extremists  Explains how revenge has been mapped in the human brain Advises that wars with religious context are rare but costly Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  Leading anthropologist Scott Atran attempted to explain the minds of radicals and offer suggestions on how to combat the situation at the World ......read more

WGS 2017: UAE Leads in 21st Century Positive Education…

IPEN signs memorandum of friendship with KHDA Students, educators, should lead charge towards positive education Positive education experts Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Sir Anthony Sheldon, Héctor Escamilla, Charlie Scudamore lead workshop Schools need positive education framework Global call for collaborative education efforts  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2017:  The ......read more

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WGS 2017: “Listen to what we have to say,” urge youth to their governments…

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Leading particle physicist Dr Brian Greene highlights huge scientific discoveries that have helped drive mankind’s progress, explaining how these were not carried out for financial gain but rather in a spirit of discovery Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2017:  An investment in science for the sake of intrinsic interest - rather than actual investment - is key for any real human development, ......read more

WGS 2017: Human Mind Needs Positive Ideas Inculcated through Concentrated Effort…

Ibrahim Al-Buleihi: Benchmark of Civilization is its Ability to Evolve  Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2017:  “The human mind begins as an empty space, and the information that first reaches it has the power to control it,” said Ibrahim Al-Buleihi, writer and thinker and former member of the Saudi Shura Council. His remarks came during his presentation titled ‘The Ideology ......read more

WGS 2017: Long-running Study of Individuals, Adult Life Shows that Money, Fame are Not Answers to ...…

Harvard Professor of Psychiatry Robert Waldinger explains findings of ongoing 78-year study on adult life Enormous disconnect between what young people say they want, and what we know makes individuals happy Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2017:  The Global Dialogue for Happiness learned today how the results of an ongoing 78-year-study by Harvard Medical School are providing real ......read more

WGS 2017: Global Policy-makers, Happiness Advocates and Experts Converge to Form Communities for ...…

Groups across 10 sectors including Public Policy, Governmental Happiness and Happiness Measurement discuss impact of their disciplines on happiness Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  The role of governments is to create an enabling environment where people can flourish and achieve their dreams, stated Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE Minister of State for ......read more

WGS 2017: Governments Should Recognise Power of Individual When Applying Happiness Policies to ...…

Professor Meike Bartels: One size does not necessarily fit all when creating happiness programs; Dr Roderick Hanson enlightens participants on governments hardwiring the idea of happiness  Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  Professor Meike Bartels and Dr Roderick Hanson today provided insights into how governments should not apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach when ......read more

WGS 2017: International Survey Highlights Impact of Job Satisfaction, Education on Happiness…

Dr Mattia Romani discusses key factors that have led to increased life satisfaction in European ‘transition countries’ Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  “Money may not make you happy but it sure helps,” quipped Dr Mattia Romani, Managing Director for Economics, Policy and Governance at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), highlighting the ......read more

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Launched the ‘Private Sector Platform' of World Green Economy ...…

In Presence of Officials, Media and Private Sector Representatives:  Platform aims to establish partnerships, enable dialogue and knowledge exchange among countries, public and private sectors, UN Agencies, financial institutions and civil organisations, to accelerate transition to green economy says Chairman of WGEO Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2017:  HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed launches “Climate Change Reimagined”: An exhibition by Museum of the Future…

“Reimagining Climate Change” explores challenges in three key areas: food, water, and shelter The Museum of the Future presents three never-before seen visions for climate adaptation that flip climate crisis into positive opportunities Dubai, February 11, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

Emirates Airline Appointed Official Carrier of World Government Summit 2017…

Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS) 2017 has announced the appointment of Emirates Airline as its strategic partner for the fifth year in a row. Emirates will be the official carrier for the delegations of the summit that convenes under the theme ‘Shaping Future Governments’ from February 12 to 14, 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Sheikh ......read more

Dubai Media City Takes Part in Reducing Carbon Emissions By 10% on Car Free Day…

Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017:  Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Knowledge Park took part in the Dubai Municipality’s eighth annual initiative the “Car-Free Day” on Sunday the 5th of February, which aims to have more residents utilize eco-friendly transportation means to reduce carbon emissions. Participants from Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and ......read more

Empowering People to Help One Another Within Safety Check…

by Naomi Gleit, VP Social Good Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017:  In times of crisis, connecting is more important than ever. Today we're announcing an update to Safety Check, called Community Help, that lets people ask for and offer help such as food, shelter and transportation after a crisis.  Our belief is that the community can teach us new ways to use the platform. We saw ......read more

WGS 2017 Convenes Global Leaders, Futurists, and Experts to discuss the changing role and ...…

World leaders and experts gather in Dubai to tackle big issues at this year’s World Government Summit The End of Globalisation; How Technology is Breaking Borders; Treating Extremism and Source of Nuclear Energy to be Among Key Summit Topics Al Gergawi: We aim to extract a global scenario to deal with the challenges of the future Dubai-UAE: 9 February, 2017:  Under the ......read more

World Government Summit 2017 to Livestream Three Days of Events…

Dubai-UAE: 9 February, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS) 2017 today announced that it will livestream all events via social media throughout its three-day duration. Running from February 12 to February 14, WGS 2017 will attract more than 4,000 personalities from 139 countries and feature 150 speakers across 114 sessions, which makes it the largest edition to date. This is the ......read more

Smart Dubai and ENOC Sign MOU to Promote the Smart Dubai Initiative…

UAE, February 8, 2017 - The Smart Dubai Office and ENOC signed an MOU to increase coordination between ENOC and Smart Dubai on the city’s smart transformation objectives. The MOU will promote cooperation, effective communication and reciprocal facilitation between the parties in alignment with the goal of the Smart Dubai initiative, to promote seamless and efficient city experiences in all ......read more

16 year old Winner of Turner Social Change Prize…

‎16 year old Kehkashan Basu , Founder President of youth sustainability organisation ‎Green Hope, was a proud recipient of the prestigious “Turner Social Change Prize” at ‎a glittering ceremony in Bogota, Colombia on 5th Feb during the ongoing 16th World ‎Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.‎ Dubai, UAE , February 07,2017: Kehkashan was invited to this 16th World ......read more

Sharjah Named in Top Ten Global Cities of the Future Survey…

Highest-ranking Middle East and Africa city for connectivity Sharjah, UAE, February 07, 2017: An independent survey covering the most powerful and dynamic global economies, has named Sharjah as one of the top ten cities in the world for connectivity. Ranked at number six, Sharjah comes ahead of Frankfurt, Manchester, Miami and Dubai, reflecting its superb regional infrastructure and attraction ......read more

Blockchain Technology: Can the GCC Digital Economy Thrive Without It?…

Blockchain in Context The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is undergoing a period of rapid change as governments strive to diversify away from petroleum-based assets to a broader knowledge-based economy with smart technology at its core. But, as the focus on digitization increases and smart cities rise up to support national agendas, governments need to be increasingly prepared for threats ......read more

Sharjah Announced Region's First Candidate City for UNICEF's ‘Child Friendly Cities' Initiative…

The emirate’s candidacy marks the culmination of years of commitment to children and adolescents Sharjah, 6 February 2017:  The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced Sharjah a candidate city for its ‘Child Friendly Cities’ Initiative, culminating the emirate’s efforts over the past three decades in protecting and elevating the status of ......read more

Smart Dubai Office and IBM Collaborate on Dubai's Cognitive Roadmap…

UAE, February 6, 2017- IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Smart Dubai Office announced today (Monday, 6 February 2017) an initiative for the establishment of a Cognitive Center of Competence in Dubai. The center will define and deliver Dubai’s Cognitive Roadmap and help accelerate the development of cognitive citizen services across Dubai. The collaboration also aims to equip the next generation of ......read more

Eight Nominees Make it to Finals of ‘Best Minister in the World' Award…

Winner to be announced at 5th World Government Summit Award celebrates ministers who achieved excellent results through leading innovative initiatives Dubai-UAE: 6 February, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS 2017) announced that eight candidates have made it to the final assessment phase of the ‘Best Minister in the World Award’, organized in partnership with ......read more

World Government Summit Announces Al Tayer Motors Exclusive Automotive Partner for the Fourth ...…

Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  The World Government Summit, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, continues its partnership with Al Tayer Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dealership is the exclusive automotive partner of the event, ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Report Highlights Social Media, Internet of Things as Key ...…

7th Arab Social Media Report ranks GCC at the top in social media penetration in the region  Arabic most-used language across various platforms  Facebook registers 156 million users compared to 115 million in 2016  Active Twitter users grow to 11.1 million in 2017 from 5.8 million in 2014 LinkedIn lists 16.6 million users, Instagram 7.1 million active users as of January ......read more

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