Visit Included Trip to Europe’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sessions with Experts in Green Buildings and Solar Energy
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 July 2017: Eight members of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program visited the Ludwigshafen headquarters of the largest chemical producer in the world, BASF, to learn how innovations in chemical engineering are helping to solve some the world’s biggest challenges, like providing clean water to a growing population and achieving energy efficiency. YFEL is an outreach program of the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
During the three-day visit, the YFEL members toured various BASF site facilities, including one of the largest wastewater treatment plant in Europe, and the BASF Competence Center Fuels and Lubes. They also received ......read more
Chamber has been nominated for the Best Unconventional Project Award and will present Dubai Innovation Index at 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney
H.E. Buamim: Nomination is a recognition of Chamber’s strong commitment to supporting the development of business in Dubai
Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named as a finalist for the Best Unconventional Project award in the 2017 World Chambers Competition.
The Chamber, set to present its nominated project at the 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney this September, is the only chamber of commerce from the Middle East and North Africa region that has been shortlisted within this award category.
The project, the Dubai Innovation Index, was initially launched by Dubai Chamber in 2015 as an annual ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017: Al Zorah Nature Reserve in Ajman has been officially declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, making it the seventh site in the UAE on the Ramsar List.
The declaration recognizes the achievements of the UAE in the field of nature conservation and protection of endangered land and marine species. The Ramsar Convention, also known as the Convention on Wetlands, aims to protect wetlands, restore their basic ecological functions, and develop their economic, cultural and scientific role as well as recreational value.
His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Ajman’s Municipality and Planning Department, said: “The designation of Al Zorah Nature Reserve as Ramsar Site No. 2309 places the protected area on the global map and ......read more
12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries to participate in the biennial event
H.E. Buamim: Our participation in the Congress falls in line with the Chamber’s strategy of exploring new opportunities for members and attracting global companies to Dubai
Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it will be actively participating in the 10th World Chambers Congress which is being organised and hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation (WCF).
The Congress will take place September 19th-21st, 2017 in Sydney, Australia, with around 12,000 chambers of commerce from over 100 countries participating in the unique biennial event.
As a Platinum Sponsor of the Congress, Dubai Chamber will be representing the ......read more
New Membership grows by nearly 10,9% to reach 210,000 in the first half of 2017
Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports increase over 6% to AED 146.7bn
Saudi Arabia is top export market for Dubai Chamber members
465,680 Certificates of Origin issued at a rate of around 2,500 per day
The Chamber received 350 visiting delegations from 34 countries
Dubai, UAE. July 23, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said a total of 8,900 companies joined as members within the first six months of 2017, while it saw its new membership increase by 10.9% year on year.
Dubai Chamber members’ exports and re-exports grew by 6.1% during the first half of 2017 to AED 146.7 billion, compared to AED 138.3 billion in the same period of last year. The Chamber’s total membership reached 210,000 ......read more
Capital comes from US$90 million Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for Guinea
Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President
Centre to support West African Power Pool programme
Project to serve more than 10 million people
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity in development aid, attended the official cornerstone-laying ceremony of Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre in the presence of His Excellency Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, and His Excellency Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of Guinea.
ADFD allocated US$18 million (AED66 million) for the construction and operation of the centre from the US$90 million (AED330 million) Abu Dhabi government grant earmarked for development projects ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 July, 2017: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out a series of inspections in H1 2017 to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments and pre-packaged products used in the Abu Dhabi market and ensure their compliance with the applicable standards.
As part of the drive, the Council inspected over the past six months 4,871 legal measuring instruments, including trade scales, gold, jewellery and precious metal scales, oud and Arabian perfume scales, weighing platforms, shipping scales and petroleum meters, as well as 9,010 pre-packaged products.
Sultan Al Mehairi, Director of Information Service and Engagement at QCC, said: “The inspection drive aligns with QCC’s mandate of developing ......read more
Award Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in Line with Directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Dubai-UAE: 19 July, 2017 – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced the commencement of nominations for the fifth edition of the Islamic Economy Award (IEA).
Launched in 2013 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the award recognises the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards and have a positive impact on global socio-economic development.
The award is a joint initiative of DIEDC and Dubai Chamber of ......read more
The sponsorship is a reflection of Empower’s years of success and adoption of innovative strategies to minimise the environmental impact
Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will extend its support to the ‘State of Green Economy’ Report by Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), as a Platinum Sponsor. The Green Economy Report sheds light on Dubai’s accomplishments and achievements in developing and applying green economy charters in all the different sectors. It also highlights Dubai’s support for green economy and the reduction of carbon emissions.
“We are delighted to extend our support to the State of Green Economy Report. While the publication presents ......read more
Effort is Part of Year of Giving Initiatives Launched in Cooperation with Private Sector
Dubai-UAE: 19 July 2017: In line with the "Year of Giving" initiative declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched a series of projects in cooperation with the private sector. MOCCAE is overseeing the spraying of 26,000 palm trees affected by the dust spider with an organic insecticide in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country and is also facilitating 1,000 liters of the organic insecticide in cooperation with Swaidan Trading Company for the project.
His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the project is ......read more
Dubai ,July 18, 2017: Emirates Post Group has enhanced its Promotional Stamps service, which targets public and private institutions to celebrate their special occasion and milestone achievements by creating postage stamps.
The service enables government and private institutions to mark their historic occasions by issuing special stamps, designed in association with Emirates Post Group.
Mr. Abdullah Mohammad Al Ashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "A promotional postage stamp issued through Emirates Post can go a long way in promoting the company’s event and profile, and record it for posterity through postage stamps issued in the UAE. This service represents a unique and innovative marketing tool for institutions and companies to commemorate special events.”
He added that the Promotional ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 18 July, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company-Masdar and Bee’ah aimed at developing an integrated study to implement a waste-to-energy conversion facility to serve the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
Followed up by the UAE President's Initiatives Committee, the move is another important step in the country’s journey towards achieving sustainability in line with the vison of the UAE’s wise leadership.
His Excellency Engineer Saif Mohammed Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at MOCCAE, Mr. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company; and His Excellency Khaled Al Huraimel, Group Chief ......read more
Project Valued at AED380,000
Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017.
The fire injured several other family members and destroyed about 70 percent of the house, rendering it uninhabitable. News of the tragic event prompted AMAF as a strategic partner of the UAE’s Year of Giving to support the family in its hour of need.
His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “AMAF works relentlessly to develop and implement a wide range of charity and community projects in line with endowment conditions. We were saddened by the misfortune that befell the ......read more
Container terminal services for Occitanie region
Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017: P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France under an agreement which can also be converted to a long-term concession in the future.
The contract will see P&O Ports operating a container yard with a draft up to 14,5m draft with 457 metres of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017.
Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex.
Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, Port de Sète has the capacity ......read more
With the participation of 21 Abu Dhabi Government Entities
Abu Dhabi, 10 July 2017: 57 employees representing 21 entities from Abu Dhabi’s e-Government are gearing up to participate in the 2017 Esri User Conference (Esri UC), the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) event, which is set to take place between 10 to 14 July in San Diego, California.
Organised by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), the event is considered the largest global GIS gathering that brings together more than 1500 GIS community members to communicate, exchange experiences and share knowledge on the latest technologies and innovations in the industry.
Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda and operational framework will be leading ......read more
Dubai Internet City and Dubai Science Park partnered with Uber and Averda for e-waste collection drive
Successful e-waste recycling initiative welcomed by Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Uber conducts 60 collection rides in 18 hours, collecting nearly two tonnes of retired electronics
Dubai-UAE: 09 July 2017: Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Science Park (DSP) have partnered with Uber and Averda in a successful effort to help their partner businesses recycle electronic waste and support them in achieving their environmental goals. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment welcomed the campaign in which Uber carried out a total of 60 collection rides, which is six times as many as in the previous year, resulting in the disposal of nearly two tonnes of retired electronics within an 18-hours ......read more
Inspectors examine a total of 36,291products from 852 establishments
Recall linked to non-compliance with safety and quality requirements
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 July, 2017: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,363 products in 21 categories including toys, electrical appliances, cosmetics, cigarettes and tobacco products. The recall was an outcome of the inspection campaigns on controlled products carried out in H1 2017 during which QCC inspectors examined a total of 36,291 products from 852 establishments.
Following the results of the inspection campaigns, suppliers of the products voluntarily withdrew those that failed to meet relevant safety and quality ......read more
Law firm to sponsor the largest and most active legal association in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE, July 9, 2017: International law firm Pinsent Masons, which has regional offices in Dubai and Doha, has announced its sponsorship of The Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACC Middle East). As the premier industry association for in-house legal professionals, the sponsorship reinforces Pinsent Masons’ reputation as a leading law firm in the region.
Through its sponsorship, Pinsent Masons will support the ACC Middle East’s efforts to be the premier professional resource for its members. Furthermore, the ACC Middle East acts as a platform to share knowledge within the legal industry, providing further opportunities for firms to come together to help shape the development of the industry in the region. ACC ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 8, 2017: As G20 leaders arrive in Hamburg for a two-day summit where climate change will be high on the agenda, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan made the following statement:
“Trump’s decision to renege on the Paris agreement has made a strong joint G20-declaration on climate impossible. Merkel, as the G20 host, must not sacrifice ambition for unity. Instead, we need a G19 commitment to climate action that demonstrates the intent to implement and even go beyond what 195 nations agreed to in Paris.
“The G19 has the responsibility to signal to the world the need for greater ambition. This is the moment for the G19 to show solidarity with people from around the world, and to demonstrate that the transformation to the zero carbon economy is as irreversible ......read more
Abu Dhabi Post Offices, which fall in the 1st Postal Zone of Emirates Post, continue to attract hordes of customers as it offers over 70 postal and non-postal services,
Operating since 1963, the Abu Dhabi Central Post Office is a hub for government services, such as those of Immigration Department and Emirates Identity Authority. The most popular postal services are parcels, followed by EMS and Registered Mail.
The 1st Postal Zone consists of 34 post offices and postal outlets. The 1st Postal Zone has partnerships with government and non-government organisations to serve their customers in key locations such as Tham Dalma, Das Island, Tilah and Liwa. Zone 1 serves an average of 132,170 customers per month.
“The presence of government agencies within our main branches in the city of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Madinat ......read more
The leading environmental company has ambitious plans above and beyond its zero waste to landfill target
Sharjah, UAE, 03, 07 2017: Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading environmental energy and waste management company has today signed a major agreement with Foster + Partners, one of the world’s most innovative architecture and integrated design practices.
After emerging as the winner of a competitive tender process, the agreement will see the British firm create a masterplan for the redevelopment of what is currently Sharjah’s principal landfill site at Bee’ah’s own Waste Management Centre.
The Centre is located in the Al Saj’ah district of Sharjah and houses recovery and recycling facilities that are among the largest and most sophisticated in the world. Managed by a team of ......read more
DUBAI - June 27, 2017: Dubai has witnessed the launch of a new health, wealth and happiness initiative to cater to labour camps, in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme, declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The campaign was launched by Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, aimed to share and multiply happiness with the needy.
Commenting on the HWH initiative, Mr. Bal Krishen, CEO of Century Financial Brokers, said, “We are happy to launch this initiative, which is planned to cater to labour camps in the UAE. We want to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.”
“We ......read more
Program aims to inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset and develop their confidence
Sharjah, UAE: (June 27, 2017): Sheraa (Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center) - a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the UAE - has launched a Ramadan Giving Program where the Sheraa team and other participants introduced orphans supported by the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation to the world of entrepreneurship. The initiative is the result of a collaboration with ‘The Mawada Project’, an organization aimed at creating opportunities for the UAE’s youth to volunteer for social projects and inculcate important skills and compassion. The Mawada Project was also one of the ten startups that emerged from Sheraa’s inaugural accelerator.
The three-week program involved personalized workshops for the attendees to ......read more
24 June 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirate – Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, recently launched in the Arabian Peninsula a school campaign aimed at re-awakening the interest in science.
“We always look for ways to contribute to the communities that we operate in. This was the reason we launched Young Spirit school campaign almost fifteen years ago in Germany where the company is headquartered” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf FZE, Middle East and North Africa.
“As our global presence became more prominent, the concept of Young Spirit travelled from Germany to different locations across the world, and we are very pleased today to bring it to our region” Wring added.
Young Spirit is an initiative where Evonik scientists or Young Spirit Ambassadors ......read more
Accelerators dedicated to improving financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations; adapting advanced technology to serve the humanitarian sector.
Dubai, UAE: 24 June, 2017: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today launched the Humanitarian Accelerators, a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World which aims to gather skilled professionals in the cause of aiding the humanitarian sector. The accelerators will be dedicated to improving the financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations and leapfrogging conventional technology approaches in order to enhance the work of the humanitarian sector.
At the launch of the Humanitarian Accelerators at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said, “We are striving to accelerate ......read more
Abdulqader Obaid Ali: New standards to enhance transparency and role of internal auditors in UAE’s government and private organisations
All government entities required to establish an internal auditing unit
DUBAI, April 16, 2017: The International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB) has revised the international standards for internal auditing and has introduced 10 new core ......read more
- Group consultation process identifies models of best practice to enhance the Centre’s offering to clients
- Initiative supports DIFC’s focus on becoming a leading, regional wealth management and succession planning platform for GCC families
- Recommendations help strengthen DIFC’s core offering to the international ......read more
15 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), has issued a press statement to commemorate the GCC Food Safety Day, set to be marked annually on April 15 by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as a special day to highlight food safety issues and to raise public awareness about the importance of this crucial ......read more
April 15, 2017-Sharjah- Sharjah Government Media Burea
Officials from various Sharjah government entities working for children and youth welfare have lauded the Emiri decree recently issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, organising Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation, the umbrella body of Sharjah Children ......read more
Dubai, 13 April 2017: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will hold its third joint workshop with the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The workshop will be held from 16th to 20th of April 2017.
Similar to the past two joint workshops with the ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – 13 April 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce has completed the requirements for the adoption of international standards in the issuance of certificates of origin through linking with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in the process of verifying the validity of certificates of origin issued by Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, which gives the ......read more
April 13, 2017: Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF) has reaffirmed its commitment to continuously train the country’s future young leaders in keeping with the vision and strategic goals of the ‘Rubu Qarn’ Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators. The foundation was established by virtue of Emiri Decree No. 17 of 2017 issued by H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, ......read more
Invites Chinese companies to visit Dubai and benefit from world-class arbitration services provided by the Centre
13 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: As part of its efforts to promote commercial arbitration in settling trade disputes, and to exchange knowledge in alternative dispute resolution, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 13 April 2017- The sixth session of the Joint Governmental Committee for Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation will be held on April 20, 2017 in Abu Dhabi under the chairmanship of H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, and H.E. Shaheen Mustafa Ayev, Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan.
A number of senior government officials, representatives of ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE - 12 April 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce hosted a high-level delegation from the Republic of Angola, led by Dr. Abrahão Pio dos Santos Gourgel, Minister of Economy, along with his accompanying delegation. The purpose was to familiarize themselves with the local investment opportunities, with the aim of bolstering economic relations and areas of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April, 2017: To tackle the issue of childhood obesity at grass-roots level, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has collaborated with Danone Nutrition and Right Bite Express to launch a yearlong initiative known as Healthy Plate Mates Project.
The authority’s Clinical Nutrition Department will reach out to nurseries across the emirate to educate both ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017: Dubai Customs’ Mass Wedding Committee organized a program on successful marriage for those who will marry soon in coordination with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD). Employees of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), who plan to marry soon, can benefit from a number of lectures and awareness sessions in April on ......read more
Delegation of leading UAE businessmen, investors and officials to visit Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina
H.E. Buamim: Trade mission to Latin America is a major part of the Chamber's efforts to explore promising markets
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has finalised preparations for its trade mission to Latin America, which will ......read more
UAE, April 5, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman has revealed the completion of all preparations for the coming launch of its ‘Customer Happiness Week’ initiative which is set to kick off on April 9, 2017 and will run until April 13, 2017 at the Al Hamidiyah Customer Service Centre. The exciting weeklong celebration is expected to help further drive DED-Ajman's ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2017: During his participation in the “Ask the Leader” initiative on the sidelines of the 5th Dubai Government Achievement Exhibition (DGAE), Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai Customs’ efficiency and distinctive performance have helped the UAE in moving forward to occupy first place in the region and 4 th place worldwide in the ......read more
Trump’s actions could ‘take years to implement, if at all’. US President will not derail ongoing environmental efforts
Written by UAE-based sustainability champion George Berbari, CEO of DC PRO Engineering and Author of ‘The Energy Budget’ book.
UAE - 4 April 2017: US President Donald Trump has labelled Climate Change a “hoax” and ......read more
- Analysis released on the sidelines of 11th Word Retail Congress in Dubai
- Value of UAE retail sector stood at $56.6 billion at 2016-end
- UAE retail sales turnover is expected to exceed $71 billion by 2021
- H.E. Buamim: Rising incomes, constant influx of tourists, expected to drive sector growth in the medium ......read more
UAE, April 4, 2017- Dubai Courts has launched ‘Sanabel Al Khair’ program as part of its efforts to develop a culture of giving and philanthropy within the legal and judicial community in line with the announcement by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’. The program is based on three main agenda: social ......read more
Agreement is conducive to developing legal services in line with global best practices
Dubai-UAE: 3 April 2017 –The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC Authority) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (LAD) to collaborate on projects regulating the licensing and practice of the legal profession in the ......read more
- Commission elects new chairman, vice chairs and steering committee
- Members briefed on commission’s achievements and activities in 2016
Dubai, UAE - 03 April 2017: The International Chamber of Commerce UAE Chapter’s (ICC-UAE) Commission on Arbitration recently held a meeting at the Capital Club DIFC in Dubai, which was attended by its ......read more
UAE, April 2, 2017 - In line with the requirements of the UAE Federal Law No. 14 of 1995 on the Counter Measures against Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, the Higher Narcotic Drug Review Committee conducted a meeting at Dubai headquarters of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention. The session was held under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017: As part of their “Be Responsible – Drive Safe” campaign launched in 2014, the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network, in partnership with RTA and Roadsafetyuae.com, and as part of its efforts to support and promote the UAE’s Year of Giving initiative, conducted “Road Safety Awareness Workshop for Commercial Drivers and ......read more
Dubai, March 29, 2017: The UAE has won the Silver Level in the EMS Performance Awards which recognize excellence in EMS among postal operators globally, thus becoming the first Arab country to win the award since the launch of the Awards in 2001, adding one more accolade to the UAE's list of international achievements. The award was received by Acting CEO of the Emirates Post Group, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017: Our planet faces an uncertain future due to the threats posed by climate change. The consumption of fossil fuels continues to be the largest contributor to this global warming and it is imperative that we move irrevocably to natural, clean sources for our energy needs .
Thus, Earth Hour, which is celebrated the world over on 25th March, is an event of ......read more
UAE, March 26, 2017- H.E Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, showcased the successes of Smart Dubai over the past three years in an international gathering of city and happiness leaders at The World Happiness Summit earlier this month. Organized by a board of happiness advocates from around the world, The World Happiness Summit is the first ever global movement that brings ......read more
Bin Mejren: “We are proud of our achievements in providing smart services for the real estate market”
Dubai - United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced its participation as a strategic partner in the fifth edition of the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) 2017. The exhibition is held under the patronage of ......read more
Sharjah, UAE: 26 March, 2017: The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), which is currently underway in Sharjah under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, hosted a special interactive session with Sharjah Government Communication Award Ambassadors. The session was attended by government ......read more
“Earth Hour has become a global phenomenon that has united many countries in addressing climate change and environmental pollution due to lack of sustainable efforts in energy management, among others. As cities continue to expand and use energy, we at Imdaad, have made it part of our long-term mission to address energy use and conservation through smart facilities management.
To ......read more
Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists
Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017: Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ......read more
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the ......read more
Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation
Women, children require special attention
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in ......read more
Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools
Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth
Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United ......read more
Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.
Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture
Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017: In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities ......read more
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017: Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. ......read more
HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development
International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched
Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017: The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially ......read more
Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities
Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers
Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership
Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs ......read more
March 22, 2017: Envirol, a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made today (March 22, 2017), during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The expansion work for the recycling plant, ......read more
RSM reports 7.6% fee income growth in 2016, after its first full year operating as a unified, global brand
20% increase in cross-border services to internationally-active middle market clients
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017: Leading audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, has reported growth in global fee income of 7.6% for the year ending 31 December 2016. Total fee ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has launched two new food products as part of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that distributes ready-to-eat halal meals to those affected by wars and disasters worldwide. With this move, the Foundation seeks to expand the available food options to increase the scope and number of its beneficiaries as well ......read more
To boost happiness and positivity on International Happiness Day
Dubai, March 20, 2017: Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps that feature 8 designs included in the National Program for Happiness and Positivity: the sun, UAE flag, smiling face, family and friends, the sea, the date palm, the cloud and the flower.
Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE ......read more
Individuals and organisations across the UAE unite in global effort to prevent climate change with a myriad of events
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017: Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to shine a light on climate action. The world’s ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 – The Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) announced the conclusion of the Dubai Data Compliance Course that was designed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and targeted leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE.
The course focused on topics pertaining to data classification, publication and exchange among collaborating ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.
Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 - Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will showcase the achievements of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that supports the world’s most vulnerable people by providing them pre-packed halal meals that do not require cooking or refrigeration and can be stored and used over an extended period of time, as part of its outing at the 14th edition of ......read more
GCA registers 36% increase in submissions this year receiving 179 entries compared to 132 in 2016
‘Best Government Social Media Engagement’ category receives largest number of submissions
Sharjah,UAE: 16 March, 2017: The Sharjah Government Communication Award’s (GCA) judging panel convened for its concluding round of evaluations to finalise winners in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2017: Dubai Cares, the global philanthropic organization based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), came together today in Dubai at a two-day event to urge greater investment in early childhood development (ECD).
The event kicked-off with the ......read more
Local and international events organised to explore opportunities that help support and inspire women entrepreneurs
Hind bint Majid Al Qassimi: Sheikha Jawaher's support is the main driver for SBWC's milestones
We continue to develop women's entrepreneurial spirit
SBWC has 1296 members in various business areas
Businesswomen represent 39%, while professional women comprise ......read more
Dubai, March 15, 2017: Ateliers Louis Moinet has donated a luxury timepiece worth Dollars Ten Thousand (approximately) to help improve the lives of orphans in India. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has donated a Limited Edition Twintech Chronograph LM-16.10.50 luxury timepiece to www.educateanorphan.org – the world’s first virtual charity developed by two teenagers to raise ......read more
UAE, March 15, 2017- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the inauguration of the new Al Nakheel Customer Service Center at Ajman Corniche Road. The new customer center is being seen as an important addition in the move to provide smoother, faster and easier transaction procedures for customers. Strategically located near some of Ajman's most vital ......read more