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Dubai Cares Introduces Cutting-Edge E-Platform to Provide Learning and Development Opportunities for Teachers in Paraguay

• The AED 11,020,500 (USD 3 million) program supports teachers’ professional development and fosters learning among 50,000 students from primary and secondary schools   • The program is in line with the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4 – Quality Education) digital strategy   Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2020:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has announced the launch of the “Educate, Learn and Innovate through an E-platform” (ELITE) program which is set to provide professional development for teachers as well as support 50,000 students across Paraguay with access to quality education. The program is a result of the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG 4 – Quality Education) meeting held in Dubai ......read more

A Biden Win Predicted but a Contested Result in the US Election Will Be the Biggest Risk to Markets

Regardless of whoever wins the US election there will be no easy path to reforms and no healing of a divided USA, says Saxo Bank The most likely result from the US election is a contested result where neither side will accept a loss, and a period of uncertainty and financial market volatility will follow, according to Saxo Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Steen Jakobsen.  Speaking during an online briefing session hosted today by Saxo Bank, and featuring both Jakobsen and Head of FX Strategy John Hardy, Jakobsen emphasised that he doesn’t believe that the election result will make a substantial lasting difference to the US economy or stock market, but that there is a risk of market volatility in the scenario where the election result is contested.  He said: “This is undoubtedly the most contested ......read more

P&G Donates 1 Million Masks to Saudi Health Endowment Fund

27, October 2020:   Procter & Gamble (P&G) in partnership with AbuDawood donates one million masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund as part of the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The company’s far-reaching force for good initiatives are aimed at protecting everyday heroes, providing support for communities, relief agencies and their employees as part of its  P&G “Protect Our Heroes” relief missions. Omar Channawi CEO P&G Middle East, East and West Africa and General Exports Markets, said: “Our mission to step up and serve others as a force for good starts in the communities we operate in. We want to do our part to support the Saudi government’s ongoing effort to fight the pandemic. This donation of masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund will provide an ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Month-Long Breast Awareness Campaign

Dubai – 24 October 2020:  In conjunction with the breast cancer awareness month, and as part of its social commitment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Women’s Committee, launched an awareness campaign titled “You Have the Power”.  The campaign introduced a number of health awareness activities over the month of October including 3 health awareness video conferencing lectures that covered a number of topics related to breast cancer and means of prevention.  One of the lectures, which were attended by 300 female employees, was presented by Aisha bin Huwaireb Al Muhairi who hosted a lady to talk about her recovery from breast cancer. Dr. Isaaf Hasan Ba Rahma, Consultant and head of general surgery section at Dubai Hospital presented a lecture about means of protection and treatment, and the ......read more

Dubai Customs Solves 170 IPR Disputes in 9 Months in 2020

Dubai, UAE – 21 October 2020:  Dubai Customs solved 170 intellectual property disputes between January and September 2020 including 109 disputes between April and September, which was marred with the spread of the Covid-19 and lockdowns locally and internationally.  This reflects the high level of commitment from Dubai Customs side to fight counterfeiting despite the presence of these challenges and their direct impact on inspection operations.  “Fighting these counterfeit goods and preventing their entry into the country is very important, especially during the pandemic,” said Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most ......read more

Jebel Ali Customs Center Makes 103 Seizures and 104,700 Inspection Operations in 8 Months

Dubai – 20 October 2020: Jebel Ali Customs Center, part of Dubai Customs’ Sea Customs Centers Management, thwarted 103 smuggling attempts in the first 8 months of 2020 (Jan-Aug).  A total of 104,074 inspection operations were done and 144,025 containers were scanned in this period.  Prohibited goods, which were seized by the Center, varied to include 33,930 kg of sandalwood, which is in violation of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Another seizure included 53,760 narcotic pills packed in 32 boxes, and another one included the narcotic (paan) substance packed in 5.5 million plastic bags and hidden in 92,400 boxes.   “We developed our inspection systems to ensure best effective ways of thwarting smuggling of prohibited goods,” ......read more

DLD Fines 10 Real Estate Companies and Warns Another 30 for Not Adhering to Advertising Requirements

• The fines are progressive and start from AED 50,000 • RERA urges those wishing to own property to verify the advertisement sources and licences before proceeding and paying any money   Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2020: The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), at Dubai Land Department (DLD), has implemented inspection campaigns aimed at auditing advertising permits and ensuring that various parties adhere to the circulars and laws enforced in the emirate. During the aforementioned campaigns, RERA fined 10 real estate companies and warned 30 others for not adhering to the advertising requirements.   DLD clarified that each fine is valued at a progressive AED 50,000, stressing that it may reach the stage of cancelling the licence of the violating real estate company. The violations committed comprised three ......read more

Dubai Customs Supports Economic Decision Making with 2,134 Trade Statistical Reports in First 9 Months

Dubai, UAE – 19 October 2020: On the World Statistics Day, which is celebrated around the globe on 20 October 2020 under the theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust”, Dubai Customs revealed that it has generated 2,134 statistical reports on Dubai’s foreign trade during the period from January till September this year.   These reports were furnished to government and private sector organizations to help decision makers make informed decisions based on accurate statistical data, enabling them to formulate sound future strategies and forecasts of potential trade growth for different commodities, sectors and markets.   “The celebration of the World Statistics Day aims to promote the importance of trust, authoritative data and innovation in statistical systems,” said ......read more

Statement from Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, on World Statistics Day 2020

United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:  Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), states that World Statistics Day 2020 highlights the need to develop the science of statistics. Al Suwaidi said that with the availability of huge amounts of data – across all fields – comes the urgent need of human capabilities to produce accurate statistical data that adds value and supports progress.  Al Suwaidi said: “Today, our professional community celebrates World Statistics Day under the banner ‘Connecting the World with Data we can Trust.’ Accurate, reliable and up-to-date statistical information is fundamental, especially in light of the world’s rapid changes. Relevant statistical data is no longer a luxury, but a prerequisite for ......read more

Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules

First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.  Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more

Sharjah Sports Club Names The Big Heart Foundation as Humanitarian Partner

SSC will be working strategically to support the humanitarian efforts of TBHF Sharjah, October 15, 2020:  The fact that sports and philanthropy have a similar power to bring people from all walks of life together, to stand behind a cause has been proven, once again, as the Sharjah Sports Club (SSC) signed a cooperation agreement today (October 15) with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide.   With the signing of the agreement, SSC has named TBHF as its Humantarian partner . Under the agreement, SSC will be supporting and promoting all activities and messages that TBHF designs and implements in order to create a better future for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide.  The sports club will ......read more

Advanced Online Channels Help Reduce Dubai Customs' Customer Services Centers

Dubai – 17 October 2020:  Dubai Customs made another success story- thanks to the fruitful cooperation with its clients and strategic partners- as it raised the percentage of online services to 99.3%, completing 7.2m transactions during H1, 2020, growing 38.5% compared to 5.2m transactions in the corresponding period last year. This has led to reducing time and effort on clients and reduced cost on businesses.  With this in mind, Dubai Customs, following its digital transformation policy, announced the closure down of some customer service centers, while boosting services at its open centers to meet the needs of all clients. Clients can access Dubai Customs services through a number of channels made available by the government department including the website, smart applications, and self-service ......read more

Dubai Customs Wins 7 Ideas America Awards 2020

Dubai – 14 October 2020:  Dubai Customs bagged 7 new Ideas America Awards that crowned their many successes in 2020. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs honored the winners in a virtual honoring ceremony.  The Government Department deserved these awards in recognition of its noticeable efforts in advancing corporate innovation worldwide for the categories announced by Ideas America in its virtual training summit on 25th September.  The awards included 4 in innovation and 3 for distinctive executives and employees, including the first place (Gold Award) in Idea of the Year (Team Category) which went to Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs and his team for their leading project: the Cross Border e-Commerce. The innovative platform utilizes ......read more

Expo Khor Fakkan Gears Up for Launching 10th Wedding Show 2020

Sharjah, October 13, 2020:  The Expo Khor Fakkan continues its preparations for launching the 10th edition of the Wedding Show which will kick off on 28 October and lasts until 31 October, amid broad participation of the UAE brands specializing in fashion, wedding accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, and abaya. The Wedding Show is a unique opportunity for each bride to learn about the latest fashion lines from wedding dresses, evening dresses, elegant abayas, perfumes, and cosmetics. It also caters for brides and women who are passionate to get acquainted with the latest trends in the fashion world and wedding coordination and preparation, in addition to meeting makeup artists. “The resumption of exhibitions, with the most stringent precautionary and preventive measures in place for the health and safety of everyone, will ......read more

Mansoor Bin Mohammed Issues Decree Making It Mandatory for Local Dubai Sports Clubs to Appoint Emiratis as Assistant Coaches in First Teams of All Team Sports

Decision aims to empower national coaches and help develop their skills   United Arab Emirates,  October 13, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has issued Decree No. 4 of 2020, which makes it mandatory for all government clubs of Dubai to appoint an Emirati assistant coach for all their first teams, in all team sports, starting with the current 2020-21 season. His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed has directed the clubs and sports companies in Dubai’s public sports sector to expedite and start with the recruitment process immediately, selecting Emirati coaches to join their first teams’ technical staff and providing them with all the necessary tools and training to succeed. The aim of the decision is to enable Emirati ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Tackles Key Industry Challenges and Opportunities

Leading industry players shared insights on strategies to enhance the economy and the maritime transport sector in the GCC Region   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2020: DP World, UAE Region, a premier logistics company and a leading enabler of trade, was a part of the CEO Forum: Challenges and Future Opportunities for Ports and Shipping in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Virtually held on October 6, 2020, the event united industry experts who shared insights on the hurdles faced due to the current COVID crisis and elaborated on favourable opportunities in the region.  The panel of speakers included H.E. Sheikh Yousef Al Abdullah Al Sabah Al Nasser Al Sabah, Director-General, Kuwait Ports Authority and President, Arab Sea Ports Federation, Kuwait; Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals - DP ......read more

WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally

For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of the world’s biggest travel companies, and private sector leaders from the G20 countries During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing a ......read more

Newly Launched Chamber Connect Series Highlights Global Chambers' Response to Covid-19

• Hosted by Dubai Chamber, the virtual series brings together chamber leaders and members to share knowledge, best practices and solutions.   • Inaugural event attended by 200 participants from 58 countries, including chamber leaders and representatives from member companies.   • H.E. Buamim: Pandemic has underlined the vital roles that chambers play in supporting their respective business communities with value-added services, expertise, digital transformation and advocacy.     United Arab Emirates,  October 11, 2020:  Chambers of commerce around the world tackled new challenges created by Covid-19 by pivoting their services and offerings in line with the changing needs of their members, chamber leaders said at a recent virtual event kicking off the Chamber Connect ......read more

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Named Winner of 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

The honour comes in recognition of the chamber’s leading role as a responsible entity towards the society Sharjah, October 7, 2020:   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has won the 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the category of public sector organization/ departments. Organized by the Arabia CSR Network, the award is the first-of-its-kind initiative to gain the support of the leadership of Dubai, the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programme, the League of Arab States, and a wide host of private sector entities. The SCCI was crowned winner of the public sector organization/ departments category during a ceremony held yesterday (Tuesday) at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel under the patronage of H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi: We Must All Share the Responsibility of Educating Women Around the World

Her Highness was speaking at a private virtual dialogue organized by UNHCR ahead of the unveiling  of the overall winner of the 2020 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award   United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has called on the international community to make education of refugee girls a top priority.  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher was  addressing a private, all-women virtual panel session organized ahead of the unveiling of the overall winner of the 2020 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award recently by UNHCR, titled ‘Keeping refugee women and girls safe’, to ......read more

Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery

The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups. United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of Beirut with a force equal to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Homes collapsed, high rise buildings were reduced to hollow frames and the streets for miles around were strewn with rubble. The blasts resulted in massive human loss, with more than 190 ......read more

Virtual WETEX & Dubai Solar Show Promise a Unique Experience for International Exhibitors & Visitors Using the Latest Global Technologies

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2020:  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) 3D virtual Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show, which it will organise from 26 to 28 October 2020, will use the latest technologies to provide a unique experience for international exhibitors and visitors,. The announcement was made at a virtual press conference held by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show. The conference was held on the virtual platform that will be used for the exhibition. A number of officials from the UAE and abroad attended the virtual press conference. During the conference, Al Tayer said that, 1,049 companies from 52 countries are participating in the virtual exhibition so far, ......read more

International Space City to Create 1 Million Arab Women Space Entrepreneurs

United Arab Emirates,  October 06, 2020:   International Space City, the world’s first virtual commercial city dedicated to advancing the business of space, has launched Spacehackers, an initiative to create 1 million Arab women space entrepreneurs. Under the campaign ‘Inspire Generations’, the initiative intends to provide online training and guidance to support 1 million Arab women launch their own space-related and responsible business in three key areas: law & ethics, social impact and trade & business.   Spacehackers is an online, six-week leadership and mini-MBA training programme that will provide participants with the tools, entrepreneurial mindset, and community support needed to turn an idea into a business idea and become one of the future leaders of the global space ......read more

UNHCR and UAE Fintech Ziina Raise Funds for Beirut's Blast Victims

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 5, 2020: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in partnership with Ziina, the UAE’s first licensed social peer-to-peer (P2P) payment application, has launched a fundraising campaign to help families impacted by the two deadly Beirut explosions on August 4th.   The fundraising campaign will run from October 4th to November 30th. UNHCR and Ziina aim to raise funds for 500 families who were worst-affected by the Beirut blasts. A donation of 368 AED helps one affected family make essential repairs to their home.  Anyone with a UAE bank account can donate by simply downloading and registering on the Ziina app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Users can donate in just a few taps, by selecting UNHCR, entering an amount and description, and tapping ......read more

The Museum of the Future – A 7-Story, 177-Meter Tall Pillarless Building with a Facade Comprising 1024 Robot-Made Pieces

• Final Piece of the Facade of the World's Most Innovative Building, Museum of the Future, installed in the Presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai • The Museum will be a prominent display of futuristic architecture • Autodesk Design Software company classifies the 30,000 sqm iconic architectural marvel as the world's most intricate building • The facade is made up of 1024 robot-made pieces.  Solar panels powering the Museum with 4000 MW • A 17,000 sqm facade lit with quotes of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The quotes by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid include: o "We may not live for hundreds of ......read more

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DGW holds meeting to review updated strategic plan aimed at supporting national efforts to address ...…

Event discussed implementation of precautionary measures to guarantee health and safety of DGW employees and customers UAE, May 28, 2020: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully held a meeting of the leadership team discussing the implementation of the government’s precautionary measures that can help address the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The meeting was held as ......read more

Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era…

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE…

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“We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments…

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Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona…

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Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic ...…

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Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community…

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Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families…

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Ministry of Economy launches an interactive knowledge platform to help the business environment ...…

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Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19…

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ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day…

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Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' ...…

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Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak…

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Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According to Sophos…

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Positive Glimpses of Prayer and Fond Memories Win Xposure #homecaptured Global Contest's Fourth ...…

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KhalifaSat Captures Image of Duomo di Milano In Italy and the Vacant Streets Around it During the ...…

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SEHA and Emirates Red Crecent Hand Out 1,000 Care Packages…

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Masala King Dhananjay Datar to Sponsor the Repatriation of Indians From UAE…

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E-mortgage System Contributes to DLD's Commitment to Precautionary Measures and Enhances Remote ...…

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Ajman Free Zone hosts webinar in cooperation with Seamless to highlight e-commerce boom in the UAE…

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Zoho Brings Its Global Assistance Efforts to UAE With New Vertical Relief Plan…

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Nationwide Carrefour Donation Campaign to Bring Ramadan Essentials to Those in Need…

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Emirates Post Records 45% Increase in Last-Mile Delivery Volumes in the UAE…

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Al Ansari Exchange Donates AED 1 Million to ‘Education Uninterrupted' Campaign…

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Dabur Joins UAE's Fight Against Coronavirus by Distributing Free Hand Sanitisers to Front Line ...…

Over 7,000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers have been distributed to essential workers in the UAE through Talabat and Royati Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Dabur International has launched WHO compliant Dermoviva hand sanitisers to keep everyone safe in the fight against coronavirus. As a mark of appreciation for essential workers who have been selflessly working ......read more

Dubai Chamber Introduces the Private Sector to the UAE National Self Employment Platform…

Introductory workshop to promote awareness regarding  the benefits for  Emiratis and companies from the platform     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:     Dubai Chamber’s Center for Responsible Business recently organized an online training workshop on the UAE National Self Employment Platform, which has been launched by the Ministry of ......read more

DGW takes part in 'Your City Needs You' campaign in support to the UAE community…

Participation reflects DGW's commitment to enhancing volunteerism as part of one's humanitarian and patriotic duty UAE, 9 May 2020 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) confirmed the participation of a number of its employees in the ongoing 'Your City Needs You' volunteering campaign, an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown ......read more

Dubai Customs Organizes 362 Online Training Courses During Remote Working Period…

Dubai – 11 May 2020:  As part of its efforts to maintain development and help employees keep abreast of the latest trends, Training Center at Dubai Customs organized 362 remote training courses which spanned 1,074 online hours (equivalent to 4,296 traditional training hours). These included 358 online courses on Linkedin over 689 online hours (equivalent to 2,756 traditional ......read more

MA'AN's ‘Together We Share' Programme Delivers More Than 3 Million Meals in First Week to Workers ...…

• With tens of thousands of workers receiving daily nutritious meals since 1 May, the initiative has already provided more than 3 million meals this week • The deliveries are being made across 35 accommodation sites across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi throughout Ramadan • The nutritious food supplies are being paid for by contributions made to Ma’an’s ‘Together ......read more

Dubai Chamber Honors Support Staff and Renews…

its commitment to construction workers under the Community Solidarity Fund against Covid-19 Dubai, UAE: In celebration of International Workers Day and as commitment to its social responsibility, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honored  its support staff, in recognition of their vital role in ensuring a clean and safe environment for employees and customers of the ......read more

Dubai Chamber Completed more than 100,000 Electronic Transactions Between March- April…

 Buamim: Our digital infrastructure and transformation has supported the business community efficiently and consistently during this challenging time, and will continue to do so    50 smart services provided to the business sector electronically     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ......read more

Dubai Customs Convenes Quarterly Consultative Council by Video Conference…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Business and trade groups in Dubai highly praised the stimulus package launched by Dubai government in support of companies and the business sector during the coronavirus crisis. During the first Customs Consultative Council (DCCC) meeting 2020, organized quarterly by Dubai Customs, representatives and heads of business groups in Dubai ......read more

Danube Group Donates One Million Dirhams Worth of Food Kits During This Pandemic…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Taking the fallout of economic and health impact of this pandemic into account, UAE-based conglomerate, Danube Group, has set aside one million dirhams for the distribution of food kits among those affected by this pandemic across the United Arab Emirates .Distribution will take place from their warehouse facility in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, ......read more

Nursery Distributes Groceries to Hundreds of Workers During the Month of Ramadan…

British Orchard Nursery runs a month-long drive gifting foodstuff and other essentials to construction workers, drivers and cleaners among others in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:    Keeping up the spirit of giving alive in the holy month of Ramadan, British Orchard Nursery is running a month-long charity drive and has already reached out to hundreds of people ......read more

Public Service Messages from Dubai Police Strike a Chord with UAE Residents Amid the Ongoing ...…

During April, Dubai Police saw the highest uplift in Ad Awareness of any brand in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   As the world fights COVID-19, Dubai Police are educating and advising the public on how to protect themselves in the midst of this health crisis and also sharing thanks and appreciation to the frontline police personnel. Dubai Police are ......read more

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy…

By: Dr. Luisa M. Sastre, Specialist Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   Sudden fluctuations in eyesight including blurred vision, double vision, and the appearance of floaters in the eye could go unnoticed as people maneuver complicated and unpredictable lifestyles. However, these minor ailments could be a sign ......read more

Jaguar and Land Rover Coronavirus Support: Over 360 Vehicles Deployed Globally to Support ...…

• Jaguar and Land Rover thank all those around the world involved in the fight against coronavirus • 362 vehicles now deployed globally to support emergency response organisations during the coronavirus crisis • Jaguar provides 15 vehicles to support the UK’s ‘Help NHS Heroes’ initiative delivering food and essentials to NHS frontline staff, carers and their ......read more

UAE Astronauts Wishing Quotes on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   Emirati Astronauts, Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi, wishing the Armed Forces on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day.    “On 6th May, we celebrate the 44th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day anniversary. I'm proud to be one of you. Thank you for your sacrifices that have inspired me and many people over ......read more

TAMM Launches “Abu Dhabi Pay” as Part of Endeavours to Provide Digital Payment Methods for All ...…

Al Ketbi: the launch of the new platform is Abu Dhabi government’s latest initiative to advance digital transformation and strengthen the emirate’s leadership in e-Government services   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2020:   The Department of Government Support, as represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced the launch of the digital payment ......read more

Frieslandcampina Serves Up Support to Heroic Frontliners Tackling Covid-19…

Maker of Rainbow is sharing hot Karak tea with sanitisation workers across the UAE. The initiative is part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 10 million meals drive.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 May, 2020:   FrieslandCampina, the global manufacturer of consumer dairy products, has launched an initiative to support the UAE ......read more

Dubai Chamber Strengthens its Outreach to the Private Sector with a Series of Digital Events…

• 18 e-seminars that attracted 800 participants were held in March and April   • Chamber participated in 38 e-meeting with various business groups, councils and associations during the same period     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   As part of its efforts to support business continuity and ensure that private sector benefits from its ......read more

The World Free Zones Organization Attracts Unparalleled Global Interest With the Online Edition of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) released 30 exclusive videos online on 30 April 2020 for its sixth Annual International Conference (AICE) featuring five panel discussions and in-depth interviews with global experts under the theme: ‘Value Creation in Free Zones – Building Stakeholders Resilience’. Under the ......read more

The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development launches a new initiative to ...…

Initiative seeks to tackle the risk of food shortages due to trade restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic 05 May 2020 – The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment & Development (AAAID) has announced its plans to set an emergency mechanism which can help provide the needs of Arab countries for basic food commodities and increase inter-Arab trade of these products through the ......read more

Dubai Chamber Brings Together Public and Private Sector to Discuss the Challenges of Covid-19 and ...…

- The virtual meeting was chaired by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed and attended by HE Reem Al Hashimy and representatives of the business community   - HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed: Dubai has been a role model in facing this uncertain time and managing the crisis and the concerted efforts of the public and private sectors will make Dubai overcome these challenges.   - ......read more

“The Future is in Our Hands”…

Hand-crafted messages to reflect a community on a new journey, this Ramadan   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   Hands, the creators of exquisite handmade carpets since 1881, has announced a nationwide design campaign to engage with the community this Ramadan from 2-15 May 2020.     Reflecting on a possible slower-paced and simpler new way of ......read more

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