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IGCF 2017 Hosts Workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development'

Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists  Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017:  Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development’ for government communication specialists on day one of the Forum. Organised by the United Nations, the workshop attracted government communication specialists from different public sector entities across the UAE. Two main objectives were set for the workshop - the first being to create awareness for the global Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations for 2030, and ......read more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Honours Winners of Fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication  Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council. The winners received their trophies during the closing ceremony of GCA 2017 that took place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the first day of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).  Several senior government officials, government communication directors ......read more

IGCF 2017: Highlights Human, Economic Impact of Conflicts

Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation Women, children require special attention  Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017:  The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah. Titled ‘Impact of Conflicts and Refugees on Arab Development’, the panel discussion, chaired by Houssam Chahin, Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer for the MENA Region at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), discussed the issues facing the millions of displaced people around the world due to conflicts and crises. Topics included the role of women during the crisis, the role of the media in changing the ......read more

IGCF 2017: Experts Emphasise Role of Science and Research in Nurturing Innovation in Arab World

Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017:  In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, amidst an increasingly challenging economic and political climate, how can governments ensure that key stakeholders, such as the media, civil society and non-government organisations are collaboratively participating in this development journey? A panel of experts grappled with this question in a session titled ‘Government Communication and Development Goals in the Arab World’ at ......read more

IGCF 2017: Workshop by BBC Explains How Governments Can Consolidate National Brands, Enhance Global Reputation

Richard Pattinson:  Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.  Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture  Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017:  In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities are considered global brands today. The phenomenon of nation branding, whereby governments manage their country’s global image, has emerged as a popular and effective commercial practice in recent decades. In fact, nation-branding experts have found that the benefits of a strong national brand are both reputational as well as tangible, as they can increase tourism and foreign investment.  Richard Pattinson, Senior Vice President, BBC ......read more

IGCF 2017: Empowered Youth Can Reach Great Heights

Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017:  An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.  Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, as well as Saeed Al Nuaimi and Amira Al-Marzouqi, participants of the South Pole Energy Challenge. The UAE Armed Forces team that climbed Mount Everest was also among the guests. His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said: “This session gathers many of the UAE’s adventurers under one roof. Despite our different journeys, what ......read more

Dubai Customs' Director of Communication Department wins the Sharjah Government Communication Award

Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.    Khalil won the award under the category:  best graduation project/research on government communication in 2017.   His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Media Centre presented the award to Khalil Saqer bin Gharib.  Khalil bin Saqer entered the competition with an academic specialised thesis on communication; the first of its kind at the UAE government level. The thesis paper covers internal ......read more

IGCF 2017: HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi Welcomes International, Regional Participants in Keynote Address

HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially inaugurated with keynote speeches from His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, and HE Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Present on the occasion were HE Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan ......read more

IGCF 2017: Unifying Public, Private Sectors Can Fast-track Socio-Economic, Environmental Change

Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities  Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs can be change-makers through understanding sustainability, corporate governance business case Sharjah-UAE: 23 March, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today attended the second session of the opening day of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah. Eminent speakers taking part in the ......read more

Strong brand drives growth for RSM

RSM reports 7.6% fee income growth in 2016, after its first full year operating as a unified, global brand 20% increase in cross-border services to internationally-active middle market clients Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Leading audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, has reported growth in global fee income of 7.6% for the year ending 31 December 2016. Total fee income for the period increased to US$4.87billion. Following its successful global brand launch in late October 2015, RSM firms around the world have used the past year to embed and strengthen the RSM brand in their national markets, focusing on a unified vision to be the provider of choice to middle market businesses worldwide. A single, consistent and identifiable brand has significantly raised the profile of RSM’s global capability ......read more

Salma Humanitarian Relief Program Launches Two New Food Products at DIHAD 2017

Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has launched two new food products as part of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that distributes ready-to-eat halal meals to those affected by wars and disasters worldwide. With this move, the Foundation seeks to expand the available food options to increase the scope and number of its beneficiaries as well as the program’s geographical footprint.  AMAF unveiled the products at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2017), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 21 to 23. The Foundation’s exhibition stand introduced participants and visitors to the salma program and its latest developments.  The new additions to the Salma halal menu comprise a ......read more

Emirates Post issues stamps featuring the symbols of National Program for Happiness and Positivity

To boost happiness and positivity on International Happiness Day Dubai, March 20, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps that feature 8 designs included in the National Program for Happiness and Positivity: the sun, UAE flag, smiling face, family and friends, the sea, the date palm, the cloud and the flower. Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE Minister of State for Happiness, lauded Emirates Post Group’s initiative of issuing the commemorative stamps, which capture the vision of the UAE government to spread the culture of happiness and positivity in UAE society. She said such creative initiatives enhance interaction among people and spread happiness and positive values to enable converting government agencies into happiness departments through policies, programs and working ......read more

World Celebrates a Decade of Earth Hour for a Future of Climate Action

Individuals and organisations across the UAE unite in global effort to prevent climate change with a myriad of events Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to shine a light on climate action. The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, which mobilizes individuals, communities and organizations globally to do their part to help change climate change, will take place on the 25 March and is being led locally by Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF (EWS-WWF). To mark Earth Hour in the UAE, individuals and organizations are invited to join EWS-WWF, and millions of people across the planet, to support #EarthHourUAE by switching off the ......read more

Seventy Leaders from UAE Government Entities Conclude Dubai Data Compliance Course

Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 – The Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) announced the conclusion of the Dubai Data Compliance Course that was designed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) and targeted leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE. The course focused on topics pertaining to data classification, publication and exchange among collaborating entities to boost customer experience and analyze performance in a way that can enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and improve the happiness of its citizens and residents. His Excellency Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said: “The nature of today’s government work, which is characterized by a growing global tendency towards digitization, forces us to make fundamental changes to data management and classification ......read more

US Scholar to Address Feminism Under Islamic Law

Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.  Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. Her session, "How not to talk about Muslim Feminism," is the first of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, that are part of NU-Q’s newly introduced Middle East Studies minor.  The minor at NU-Q provides students with a critical understanding of the region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Highlight Achievements of salma Humanitarian Relief Program at DIHAD 2017

Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2017 - Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will showcase the achievements of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that supports the world’s most vulnerable people by providing them pre-packed halal meals that do not require cooking or refrigeration and can be stored and used over an extended period of time, as part of its outing at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2017). Set to run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 21 to 23, AMAF’s stand at the definitive event will offer visitors detailed insights into the program’s efforts at ensuring continued food relief to victims of wars and natural disasters in the world’s hot-spots, without discrimination based on ......read more

Sharjah Government Communication Award Jury Holds Final Round of Evaluations to Select Winners in 11 Categories

GCA registers 36% increase in submissions this year receiving 179 entries compared to 132 in 2016  ‘Best Government Social Media Engagement’ category receives largest number of submissions Sharjah,UAE: 16 March, 2017:  The Sharjah Government Communication Award’s (GCA) judging panel convened for its concluding round of evaluations to finalise winners in 11 categories that will be announced at a special ceremony on day one of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017). To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, IGCF 2017 will take place from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah under the theme ‘Societal Participation…Comprehensive Development’.  Held at ......read more

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Cares join UNICEF in calling for investment in Early Childhood Development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2017:  Dubai Cares, the global philanthropic organization based in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), came together today in Dubai at a two-day event to urge greater investment in early childhood development (ECD). The event kicked-off with the official Middle East and North Africa launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale, one of the world’s most renowned medical journals, which revealed that an estimated 43 percent of children under-five in low-and middle-income countries are at risk of poor development and emphasized the importance of nurturing care -- nutrition, stimulation and protection -- for all children in the earliest ......read more

Sharjah Business Women Council: Supportive initiatives to create a work conducive environment that inspires and motivates women

Local and international events organised to explore opportunities that help support and inspire women entrepreneurs  Hind bint Majid Al Qassimi: Sheikha Jawaher's support is the main driver for SBWC's milestones We continue to develop women's entrepreneurial spirit SBWC has 1296 members in various business areas Businesswomen represent 39%, while professional women comprise 40% of SWBC’s total members Sharjah, 16 March 2017:  Since the UAE gained its independence in the 1970’s, Emirati women have worked side-by-side with their male counterparts towards the nation’s advancement and achievement. The invaluable efforts and sound guidance by the UAE’s wise leadership to uplift women’s status have led the UAE to topping global ranking in terms of treating women with respect and ......read more

Louis Moinet donates Luxury Timepiece to help orphans in India

Dubai, March 15, 2017:   Ateliers Louis Moinet has donated a luxury timepiece worth Dollars Ten Thousand (approximately) to help improve the lives of orphans in India. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has donated a Limited Edition Twintech Chronograph LM-16.10.50 luxury timepiece to www.educateanorphan.org – the world’s first virtual charity developed by two teenagers to raise awareness about the plight of orphans and not plead for funds. The superbly-elegant Twintech Chronograph is a triumph of ergonomic watchmaking design, with its rectangular shape and unique dial setup. From the elegant case to the intricate dial, you’ll see that a great deal of dedication and time has been devoted into the development of the Twintech Chronograph.  The automatic movement with three sub-dials has no less than 150 moving ......read more

IGCF 2017 'Youth Circle' to Inspire Young Emiratis to Create Innovative Solutions for Social Wellbeing

SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI: THE WORLD NEEDS THE YOUTH AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Sharjah, UAE, March 14, 2017:  The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) is set to host a ‘youth circle’ on the first day of the high-profile event, being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, from March 22 to 23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah.   The youth circle, titled ‘The Role of Government Communication in Motivating Youth to Participate in the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,’ will draw the participation of over 30 young people between 15 and 30 years of age from various backgrounds and specialisations.  The youth circle will be led by HE ......read more

True Change Needs Leadership from Top, Says Ex German President Kohler, Nobel Laureate Satyarthi Says Role of Governments in Fighting Poverty Critical

  IGCF 2017 TO DEBATE UN 2030 AGENDA AND CHALLENGES FACING THE GLOBE; MORE THAN 2,500 WORLD LEADERS, EXPERTS TO ATTEND Sharjah, UAE, March 13, 2017:  We are all travelling in one boat and have to work together for a sustainable future and growth and government communication can play a critical role in getting us there.  This was the thrust of the media interaction of some of the world leaders and influencers who are set to speak at the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) 2017, being held on March 22-23 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Being held with the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Forum’s theme this year is ‘Societal Participation, Comprehensive Development’, as it focuses on the United ......read more

Emirates Post hosts UPU Symposium on Growth of EMS in Arab region

Dubai, March 12, 2017:  Emirates Post Group hosted a symposium on ‘Positioning EMS for Growth’ for senior managements of Arab region from March 7 to 9 in Dubai, under the aegis of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The inaugural day’s program was addressed by Mr. Patrick Richon, Chairman of EMS Cooperative, Groupe La Poste, Ms. Jane Dyer, Manager, EMS Unit, UPU, and Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, among others.  Mr. Sultan Al Midfa commented: “This UPU symposium provided innovative ideas on the growth of EMS, with special focus on success stories from the region and the challenges facing the region’s postal organisations. We are pleased to welcome the participants from the region and UPU representatives.” In a message to the symposium, UPU Director General ......read more

IGCF 2017 to Feature Six Emirati Undergraduate Students in 'Green Chair Initiative'

Annual programme enables university students to interface with global specialists in government communications  Sharjah, UAE, March 12, 2017:  The Sixth Edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, will once again feature the Green Chair Initiative – a special programme designed to groom young Emiratis in global best practices in the sphere of government communications. Organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the Green Chair Initiative will comprise six pre-selected undergraduate media and communication students from the University of Sharjah, Ajman University, and Higher Colleges of Technology.  Each undergraduate will be ......read more

Sharjah Announces Launch of International Government Communication Centre

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi: New Centre to Work as World-class Media Research and Resource Platform; to Be Launched at International Govt Communication Forum on March 22  Sharjah, UAE, March 11, 2017:  In an extraordinary move, HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, has announced the launch of the International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), ahead of the Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22-23 in Sharjah with more than 2,500 world leaders, influencers and international experts in attendance.  The first of its kind platform in the region, the International Government Communication Centre will be managed by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) and is being seen as yet another extraordinary initiative by ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:  #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. ......read more

KidsRights announces finalists for International Children's Peace Prize 2016…

Kehkashan Basu from the United Arab Emirates (16 years old, theme: environment) Divina Maloum from Cameroon (12 years old, theme: peace) Muzoon Allmelehan from Syria (18 years old, theme: child refugees) Amsterdam, 19 November 2016:  Today, ahead the eve of Universal Children’s Day, International children’s rights organisation KidsRights has announced the three ......read more

UAE Minister of Economy discusses opportunities for cooperation with Austrian Ambassador…

Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2016: H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the UAE Minister of Economy, emphasized the strong economic and trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Austria during a meeting with Dr. Andreas Liebmann, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the UAE, held at the Ministry’s offices in the Capital of Abu Dhabi. H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, the ......read more

Emirates Post Group becomes world's first postal entity to achieve TISSE2012…

(The International Standard for Service Excellence)  Acting Group CEO Abdullah Al Ashram receives the certification at a special ceremony at EPG head office Dubai, November 17, 2016:  In recognition of its high standards in customer service, Emirates Post Group (EPG) was presented with The International Standard for Service Excellence (TISSE2012) certification by BSI Middle East, ......read more

Shoe Mart's annual ‘Happy Feet' initiative now open to Dubai residents to collect shoes for the ...…

First 1000 customers to get AED 200 in GV’s for every pair donated Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2016:  Reinforcing their commitment towards bringing about a positive change where they can; Shoe Mart, region’s leading shoe brand for the entire family, announced their ‘Happy Feet’ initiative. Highlighting the fact that there are a number of people around the world who ......read more

Minister of Economy meets with Turkish Ambassador to discuss areas of economic cooperation in the ...…

Abu Dhabi, November 16, 2016: H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that economic relations between the UAE and the Republic of Turkey are undergoing a new phase of cooperation and growth. He noted that the past few months have seen the two governments advancing significantly in collaboratively achieving their common interests. The Minister pointed out that ......read more

Dubai Customs to organize “Innovation Festival” during UAE Innovation Week 2016…

Plenty of activities and events will take place all over the week Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016:   Dubai Customs (DC) is preparing to mark UAE Innovation Week 2016 with an eventful program and various activities. A seven-day Innovation Festival  will take place at DC Headquarters and across all customs centers in Dubai during the UAE Innovation Week, from 20 to 26 of ......read more

Jafza, Investe São Paulo sign MoU…

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Jafza is keen to support small and medium-sized companies from Brazil by providing them facilities and services and a platform for re-export to various consumer markets in the region  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), part of DP World, and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and ......read more

Emirates Post Group and New Zealand Post delegation explore mutual cooperation…

Dubai, November 16, 2016:  Emirates Post Group and New Zealand Post discussed opportunities for mutual cooperation when Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, Mr.  Abdullah Mohammed Ashram, welcomed a New Zealand Post delegation led by the Group CEO Mr. Brian Roche, and Dr. Sohail Choudhry, Executive General Manager and Strategic Adviser, New Zealand Post, at EPG head office in ......read more

GROHE: 'Turn Water into Food' Program…

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:   GROHE recently partnered with The Egyptian Food Bank (EFB) to address hunger in Egypt ahead of the holy month of Ramadan through the distribution of food packs and construction of roof plantations to more than 1000 families.   ‘Turn Water into Food’ is the continuation of the Green Mosque program launched back in 2013 in Egypt. This year, ......read more

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: 364 intelligence information exchanged and reported through RILO in first ...…

At the opening of 6th Regional Conference on Combating Crimes Against Intellectual Property 139 cases of trademark infringement in 9 months with AED 49 million worth of seized goods Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said the United Arab Emirates is one of the best countries worldwide and the first regionally and in the Arab world  in ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED5.7 Million to Awqaf South Africa and Awqaf Australia…

Allocation in Line with Implementation of Will of Late Ahmed Baghlaf Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today donated an amount of AED5.7 million to the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA) and Awqaf Australia. The contribution in line with implementing the will of philanthropist and waqf donor Ahmed Baghlaf aims to promote Islamic ......read more

Dubai Customs honors 3rd batch of Leadership Development Program graduates in collaboration with ...…

4500 training hours of direct instruction for graduates Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:   Dubai Customs held a graduation ceremony for the third batch of Leadership Development Program, which is organized in collaboration and implementation with the University of Dubai. A number of officials attended the ceremony including H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Obaid ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Emiroll sign Musataha Agreement to build plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone…

With the aim of boosting aluminium downstream industries and the local economy Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 14, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 50-year Musataha Agreement with Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll), a joint venture between DUBAL Holding, Dubai Investment Industries (a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC) and Madar Aluminum Rolling Singapore (MARS), to set up a manufacturing ......read more

Emirates Post Group to provide courier services to Sri Lankan Consulate…

Two sides sign agreement to officially launch the service   Dubai, November 14, 2016:  Emirates Post Group and Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai have signed an agreement under which the former will handle the delivery and collection of passports and visas from the consulate. The agreement was signed by the Sri Lankan Consul General H.E. Charitha Yattogoda and Acting Chief CEO of EPG, ......read more

Smart Dubai is participating in the 6th annual Smart City Expo & World Congress in Barcelona…

UAE, November 13, 2016- The Smart Dubai Office is traveling to Barcelona, Spain with partners from 14 government entities and the private sector to participate in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders, to showcase Dubai’s smart transformation achievements of the past year. Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of the ......read more

Dubai Customs Reinforces its eTransformation Strategy with Nexthink…

Better visibility and enhanced security allows Dubai Customs to streamline operations and offer uninterrupted service 24x7 Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016:  One of the oldest government departments, Dubai Customs achieves excellence in all areas and is 100% smart for its adoption of innovative technologies to enhance its operations and meet the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021. Dubai ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out over 3,000 seizures in first nine months of 2016…

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016:   Dubai Customs has made 3,094 seizures since the beginning of this year up to the end of September across all land, sea and air customs centers, that is at a rate of 11 seizures per day.   The seized items included narcotics, non-incendiary weapons, firearms and accessories, counterfeit and banned products, fake and prohibited medicines, obscene ......read more

UAE Minister of Economy and Vice-President of Uruguay discuss opportunities to strengthen economic ...…

Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2016: H.E. Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, met with Raúl Sendic, Vice President of Uruguay, to discuss opportunities to strengthen economic relations, expand areas of cooperation and raise the levels of bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The meeting occurred on the sidelines of the Global Business Forum for Latin ......read more

Dubai Customs & Dubai Customs World discuss cooperation with Ukraine…

Dubai-Ukraine bilateral trade valued at AED 1.1 billion in 2015 Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016:  Dubai Customs and Dubai Customs World (DCW), with the participation of Dubai Trade, have received a delegation from the Republic of Ukraine to discuss furthering customs cooperation, joint coordination and bilateral trade between the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine.  The meeting came to ......read more

Dubai Customs introduces new invention: Smart Customs Clearance Vehicle…

The high-tech device serves the disabled, the elderly and VIPs at airports Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016:  Dubai Customs has developed an all new special service bringing more convenience to disabled, elderly and VIP passengers at Dubai airports.  A state-of-the-art smart customs clearance vehicle is being deployed to offer special needs people and dignitaries unique and delightful ......read more

Smart Dubai signs MoU with University of Dubai to develop academic and training smart ...…

UAE, 8 November, 2016- The Smart Dubai Office and the University of Dubai have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to bolster their partnership in the field of exchanging knowledge, expertise and experience and streamlining their channels of communication. The MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai Office, and Dr. Essa Al Bastaki, ......read more

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