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Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructures at the World Road Congress

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), July 21 2019:   The UAE Organising Committee of the 26th World Road Congress today announced that the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has become the Bronze sponsor of the 2019 Congress.  Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) between October 6 to 10, the prestigious global event is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) and the World Road Association (PIARC). Thousands of road transport professionals, a Congress record number of national pavilions, more than 150 exhibitors from international private and public groups and many transport ministers from around the world are ......read more

His Excellency Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the People's Republic of China

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will deepen ties and build on the foundation of the comprehensive strategic partnership announced in July of last year, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UAE. Since this momentous visit, the relationship between the UAE and China has now achieved diversity and richness at various levels and we look forward to now capitalizing upon this. This visit will see a series of high-profile meetings with key influential Chinese business leaders and we expect significative progress to be made in the development of several projects. The UAE and China currently have a series of agreements in dedicated sectors. ......read more

Higher Committee for SCC Elections Issues Resolution Forming Constituency Committees

Sharjah Government Media Bureau - Sharjah, Jul 21 , 2019:  The Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections has issued Resolution No. (4) of 2019 on the formation of electoral constituency committees in the cities of Sharjah, Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalbaa, Dibba Al Hisn and Al Hamriyah and the areas of Al Bataeh, Mleiha and Al Madam.   The resolution stipulates that after reviewing Law No. (3) of 1999 on the establishment of Sharjah Consultative Council and the rules and amendments thereof; Emiri Decree No. (59) of 2015 on the organisation of the Sharjah Consultative Council elections and the amendments thereof; and Emiri Decree No. (15) of 2019 on the formation of the Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections and based on what has been presented by directors of municipalities in the ......read more

Dubai Land Department cooperates with Dubai Police to initiate new smart home security system

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, announced the initiation of the partnership it had previously signed with the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police for the new smart housing security system. Incorporating many other parties, including major real estate developers in Dubai, the agreement aims to disperse security awareness among Dubai’s residents through developers who can collaborate with other relevant parties to introduce the benefits of the new smart housing security system. In line with this partnership, DLD will support Dubai Police’s security initiatives by organising workshops with real estate professionals. Lt. Col. Rashid Abdul Rahman bin Zabawi Al Falasi, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Warns of Health Hazards Due to Illegal Slaughtering Away from the Approved Abattoirs

Dubai, July 17th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of the virus Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), which is resulting from the indiscriminate slaughtering of sacrificial animals, whether at houses or by unauthorized street butchers. Such type of illegal slaughtering is increasing with the approach of Eid Al Adha.  The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever is classified within the list of priority diseases. In case of being affected by this virus, it should be reported within 24 hours, so that a rapid intervention for epidemiological surveillance can be undertaken by the relevant authorities. Government Efforts to Enhance Healthy Behaviors H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and ......read more

Automation Anywhere Expands into the Middle East with the Opening of Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of regional headquarters in Dubai.    A dedicated office now serves a growing customer base in the Middle East and will play a key role in helping organizations overcome the barriers to adopting RPA. The fast-evolving technology uses software bots that work side-by-side with human workers to automate repetitive, mundane tasks – liberating people to focus on higher-level business value initiatives.   Digital transformation continues to gain traction in the region, backed by several government mandates. These include the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that aims to make UAE the top region in ......read more

The India-UAE Bridge Recognized as a Step Into the Future

DP World Promotes Bilateral Trade and Investment Using Its Assets as a Springboard Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   The trade and investment flow between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are poised to expand rapidly with the launch of a major initiative by DP World, UAE Region.  This consensus emerged on 16 July at a trade and investment seminar led by DP World, UAE Region and jointly organised with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Chandigarh.  At the seminar, DP World, UAE Region executives highlighted the synergies that exist in their portfolio across India and UAE, and the integrated solutions ranging from port-centric logistics, inland logistics, freight and transport. The overarching aim is to enhance trade flows with optimised supply chain ......read more

Dubai launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

Dubai – 16 July 2019:  Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs. In his opening speech to the launch ceremony, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih confirmed that the new smart system is an indication of the incessant efforts of ......read more

A charitable initiative from the ADNOC Sas Al Nakhl School brings together AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent

The school was honoured with “Aoun” award for its outstanding humanitarian efforts   • The Sas Al Nakhl campus pupils were awarded the prize for volunteering and participating in humanitarian work. • The Aoun Award for Community Services aims to instil the culture of volunteering among the Emirati youth • The awards adds to a long list of charitable honours won by ADNOC Schools, including the United Nation Award and Dubai Cares Award     Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 15, 2019:  ADNOC Schools’ Sas Al Nakhl Campus raised AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent and received the prestigious Aoun Award for Community Services sponsored by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), for their outstanding humanitarian efforts and contribution towards society and help penurious families ......read more

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomes DGEP Coordinator General

Dubai – 15 July 2019:  Dubai Customs Director General Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Dr Hazza Al Nuaimi, the new Coordinator General of the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai. This is part of Dubai Customs’ strategy to maintain close ties of cooperation with government agencies and raise Dubai's profile as a global centre of excellence in all aspects of public service. Musabih pointed out that the DGEP has played a central role in improving efficiency of government work and organizational performance in Dubai, making it a role model locally, regionally and globally.  Director General of Dubai Customs highlighted the latest DC achievements, most importantly the recent recognition from the World Customs Organization (WCO) which ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah and Singapore to Discuss the Bilateral Cooperation'

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Monday; 15/07/2019:  H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and H. E. Low Pit Chen, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai discussed strengthening the bilateral business cooperation, and the economic issues that contribute to reinforcing the investment cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah and the Republic of Singapore. The meeting was attended by H.E Youssef Ismail, Head of the Supreme Committee of Saud Bin Saqr Foundation for Youth Project Development, H.E Arafa Al Falahi, H.E. Aisha Alqatami, Board of Directors members of  Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mohamed Hassan Al Sabab, Director General of RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry . H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

DLD signs MoU with Al Masraf to manage and service OA accounts

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) to manage and service Owners Association (OA) accounts. The MoU was signed by HE Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, and Hussein Ohida, Assistant General Manager – Corporate Support Services. Bin Ghalita commented: “RERA seeks to attract as many potential private sector partners as possible to help them implement their strategies to regulate Dubai’s real estate sector and support all parties in their respective roles. The new MoU with Al Masraf will provide OA accounts more options and access to banking services provided by leading banks operating in the country.” The MoU ......read more

MoHAP Youth Council Discusses Mutual Cooperation with Civil Defence Youth Council

Dubai, 14th July, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) held recently a meeting with the Civil Defence’s Youth Council. The meeting discussed means of exploring mutual cooperation and sharing creative ideas to develop coordination mechanisms, launch bilateral initiatives and tackle most important challenges, so as to realize the strategic objectives of youth councils.    Present at the meeting were Dr. Sultan Sharif, Chairman of MoHAP’s Youth Council, Captain Humaid Abdalla Ali, Head of Civil Defence’s Youth Council and a number of members of both councils. A Package of Initiatives and Programs At the outset of the meeting, Dr. Sultan Sharif welcomed the members of Civil Defence’s Youth Council, stressing the importance of holding ......read more

Dubai International Financial Centre Continues to Prioritise Ease of Doing Business with Introduction of New Licencing Categories & Fees

Introduction of Short-Term and Restricted Licences as well as Commercial Permissions and Dual Licencing categories designed for ease of set-up and affordability Dubai, UAE: 11 July 2019 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is continuing to prioritise the ease of doing business with the introduction of new licencing categories and fees designed to make establishing businesses within the Centre easier and more affordable. Four new licencing categories were introduced as part of the new Operating Law and Regulations, including Short-term and Restricted Licences, Commercial Permissions and Dual Licences. Each of the new categories come with reduced licence fees and increased flexibility, allowing more firms to conduct ......read more

Corporations' long-term success hinges on their business model supporting humanity's prosperity

Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day 2019 (July 29) one-planet compatibility emerges as a powerful compass to gauge corporate strategies against ecological resource constraints   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:    Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day this July 29, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its commitment to promote one-planet compatibility as the necessary framework for long-term business success. Schneider Electric’s breakthrough White Paper, published on July 29*, lays out the detailed approach and supporting metric for one-planet compatibility and humanity’s prosperity. It was developed in partnership with Global Footprint Network, the international sustainability organisation that pioneered the Ecological ......read more

‘Legislative Needs Forum' discusses key elements of ‘Legislative Plan 2020' in line with Dubai's future-oriented vision

Dubai - UAE, 9 July 2019 -The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) discussed recently the key elements of the “Legislative Plan 2020”, which sets out a clear, flexible, efficient, and systematic framework for drafting legislation in line with Dubai’s vision of the city of the future. The discussions took place during the “Annual Legislative Needs Forum 2020”, which witnessed the participation of 39 local government entities that were keen to explore the outcomes of the legislative plans implemented between 2017 and 2019. During the forum, the attendees also discussed new ways to meet their legislative needs for the upcoming year in line with Dubai Plan 2021 launched to promote excellence in governance and leadership with a view to ensuring the well-being and ......read more

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Welcomes Official Chinese Delegations from Sichuan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 09, 2019: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), one of the UAE’s leading free zones, has stepped up efforts to attract new business and foreign direct investment (FDI) from China following official Chinese delegation visits this week.  Jamal Bin Marghoob, Senior Director of Sales at DAFZA along with  senior officials welcomed the delegation from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council (CCPIT) was represented by Mr. Yang Shibo, Minister of the Association and another delegation from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, which was led by Zhang Lyu Ping, Deputy Director General.  The delegations were joined by a number of Chinese companies which aim to better understand investment policies, economic and trade ......read more

MoHAP Youth Council Interviews Zainab Al Bloushi “Winner of Happiness and Positivity Medal” After Saving Life of Five Persons

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) hosted and interviewed recently, the volunteer Zainab Al Bloushi, the winner of “Happiness and Positivity Medal”.  The interview comes as part of “60 Minutes with Inspiring Character” event aiming to shed more light on the positive and distinguished stories of Emirati youth, so as to form a great motivation for the next generations and future youth.  The interview with Zainab Al Bloushi featured her experience in saving the lives of five persons who had a car accident on Maliha-Sharjah road.  Commenting on this heroic story, Al Bloushi said: “Thanks to my participation in SANID – National Emergency Response Volunteer Program ......read more

Dubai Customs explores more mutual trade with KSA

After recent signing of AEO mutual recognition agreement   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office H.E. Abdul Hadi Mohammed Al-Shafi, the Saudi Consul-General to Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.  “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with our brothers in Saudi Arabia and its diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. “The Kingdom is a very important trade partner to Dubai” said Musabih.  An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) mutual recognition agreement has recently been signed between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This will help reduce clearance time ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with members of Consultative Council

Dubai, 6th July 2019:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said the smart innovative services provided by Dubai Customs was the source of admiration and praise for the World Customs Organization.  “This was reaffirmed by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Mr Kunio Mikuriya during our meeting on the sidelines of the WCO Council 133rd/134th Sessions in Brussels, Belgium” Musabih said in the opening speech of the Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting, which was held in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division and Edris Behzad, ......read more

DLD signs MoU with Tanami Properties to support Manzili initiative

Dubai, UAE, 04  July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanami Properties (TP) through which DLD will support the Manzili initiative launched by TP. The MoU aims to strengthen the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors, achieving public interest to develop Dubai’s real estate market. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “This relationship is in line with our institutional goals to provide a systematic approach to register lands and properties, protect customer rights, and ensure all legal aspects related to land sales and purchases. We hope that our partnership and cooperation with the private sector will help us create an attractive global investment environment, achieve the government’s strategic objectives ......read more

Dp World, UAE Region Collaborates With the Indian Business & Professional Council to Unveil “the India-UAE Bridge”

Unique e2e Solutions Will Help DP World and Jafza Support Indian Trade and Investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:   DP World, UAE Region launched “The India-UAE Bridge”, a major initiative that will attract Indian trade and investments to its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Jafza by offering end-to-end (e2e) solutions to companies and entrepreneurs. On the 30th of June, details of the ambitious initiative were announced at “The India-UAE Bridge”  event, a  jointly organised event by DP World UAE Region, Jafza and the Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC). The e2e solutions delivered under the initiative will support investors through value propositions such as the integration of DP World’s assets in both countries, enhancing  access ......read more

Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises Chairman honoured by Dubai Police for supporting White Points System for the 7th consecutive year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:    HE Salem Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), was recently honored by Dubai Police in recognition of SAAE’s efforts to sponsor and support the Dubai Police White Points System for the 7th consecutive year. He received an award from Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations, Dubai Police during an event that was held recently at Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City, to felicitate the White Point initiative sponsors. The White Point System is a unique system implemented by the Dubai Police as part of its strategy to make roads safer by encouraging motorists to become responsible drivers and thereby reducing casualties. Drivers can earn White Points by registering under the ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Awarded CIPS Corporate Platinum Accolade

Award puts DCT Abu Dhabi in a special group of 14 global organisations which have achieved rigorous standards   Abu Dhabi, 30 June 2019:  The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – Corporate Platinum Award. This is the highest certification in the procurement profession globally that can be reached by an organisation.    CIPS is the leading professional organisation in procurement and supply chain management and aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management globally.   DCT Abu Dhabi is the only organisation to have jumped from CIPS’ Standard Level, directly to CIPS’ Platinum ......read more

Dubai Land Department wins of ‘Ideas Arabia 2019' award in Productivity category

DLD was awarded for the ‘Building Survey and Classification’ system based on 64 criteria   Dubai, UAE, 29 June 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced its achievement of the ‘Ideas Arabia 2019’ award, an addition to its track record of many local and international accomplishments, after taking first place in the “Productivity” category for its ‘Building Survey and Classification’ initiative.    HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are proud of this remarkable achievement that recognises the benefits of the first-of-its-kind ‘Building Survey and Classification’ system. This system was approved by the Executive Council in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

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

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

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

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

Dubai Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle 5m Captagon pills…

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

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

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

Empowering Rohingya refugee children - A Green Hope initiative…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) opens HASAAD training programme to non-Emiratis…

Emiratis constitute 22% of IIA members  Abdulqader Obaid Ali: “Emiratis to account for 44% in internal auditing in the coming years” Dubai, December 30, 2018:   The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has achieved a new success in training and qualifying Emiratis to work in the internal auditing domain. With the percentage of UAE nationals, both males ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai'…

Dubai – 29 December 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih revealed they have thwarted 922 smuggling attempts including 355 drug contrabands (38.5%) from January to the end of September 2018.  “We facilitate trade and traffic of passengers without compromising security of borders and entry points, and with the growing number of passengers and air shipping ......read more

One Central's commercial and retail development completed ahead of schedule…

Release of Dubai World Trade Centre’s latest commercial and retail properties – The Offices 4 and 5 - marks the completion of commercial and retail component of this world-class lifestyle destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central, a world-class lifestyle development in the heart of Dubai’s Central ......read more

Sultan Orders Key Changes in Sharjah's Human Resources Law Regulations…

Dr Tariq Bin Khadem: Move Aimed at Ensuring Employees’ Economic and Social Wellbing, Enhancing Performance   SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Dec 26, 2018 –   The Sharjah Executive Council issued Decree No. (36) of 2018 amending the Executive Council Resolution No. (17) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of Law No. (6) of 2015 concerning human ......read more

UAE ‘takes lead' in building its position as a hub for investment and international talent…

Government has shown itself to be proactive by regional and international standards, says law firm Dubai, UAE, 26 December, 2018:   The UAE has moved ahead of other regional and overseas destinations in positioning itself as a hub for investment and international talent, say experts at STA Law Firm.  The introduction of a long-term visa system for investors, entrepreneurs, ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority signs MoU with Sharjah Police to help inmates learn about emirate's rich ...…

Sharjah, 22 December 2018:   Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Police that will give inmates serving sentences in penal and correctional institutions around the emirate the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops and inspirational lectures.  SMA, in coordination with Sharjah Police, will host sessions ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE 22 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said he is optimistic about 2019 based on many positive trade and economic indicators.  “Oil prices are expected to rise despite a number of global challenges. The UAE economy is expected to witness a 3% growth. Around 118 million passengers used the UAE airports in the first 11 months of ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “7-Star Center” project to raise efficiency of clients' centers…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, recently launched “7-Star Centers” project which aims at raising the efficiency of client centers in line with the international 7-start rating. This follows the directives and recommendations of the higher management that each client feel the warm welcome and reception coupled with flexibility that ......read more

91% of Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres receive 4-star rating…

The Global Star Rating Program, introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, measures the performance of service centres in line with international best practice  Dubai, UAE – 19 December 2018:   Emirates Post has recently achieved a significant milestone in the classification of its Customer Happiness Centres. From the forty-four (44) of its postal ......read more

Strategic new partnership between Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates ...…

December 19, 2018: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) has revealed the signing of a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal (EALL) Counsel. The move is aimed at promoting joint cooperation between the two parties, especially in the smooth exchange of knowledge and successful experiences to ensure institutional ......read more

Raja Al Gurg: The UAE is a country of generosity and tolerance…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stated that the announcement that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance is not a new concept for the country, which recalls the values of tolerance and co-existence that the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established among the people of the UAE. The experience of the ......read more

TDIC Announces the Opening of the Second Sewage Treatment Plant for Saadiyat Island…

The new Sewage Treatment Plant will manage the municipal waters and treat domestic sewage Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, held an opening ceremony for the launch of the second Sewage Treatment Plant (STP2) on Saadiyat ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its role in combating counterfeited goods at INTA Conference…

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Dubai Customs have recently participated in the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs submitted a paper to the conference in which he talked about Dubai Customs role in ......read more

KPMG global revenues grow to record US$29bn in FY 2018…

KPMG MESA reports aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent during the same period   Dubai, 15 December 2018:  KPMG International has announced record aggregated network revenues of US$29 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 (FY18), up from $26.40 billion in FY17.    In the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region, KPMG member firms reported an ......read more

How the world searched for 2018…

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  We look forward to this time of the year all year long. It’s when we take a look at the past 11 months and remember the people, events, and topics that captured our attention which got us to ask and discover. We gathered the most trending queries in each of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE. The lists had a few things in common, especially between ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General Andrew Jackson…

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler and diplomat held talks on opportunities to improve and broaden cooperation between the Emirate and the United Kingdom December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today welcomed the British Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Andrew ......read more

Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City' for District Cooling Solutions: International District ...…

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower named as 2018 IDEA Global leader   The participants stressed the importance of finding adequate financing for district cooling projects to drive the growth of the industry  Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2018:   The 8th edition of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ended ......read more

Immigration Amnesty Extended Further…

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be extended ......read more

Dubai Cares' program in Kenya harnesses the power of technology to boost learning outcomes…

Dubai Cares delegation visits Kenya to monitor and evaluate its Information Communication Technology (ICT) program Program benefits over 106,000 children and 1,300 teachers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2018:  In an effort to assess the success of its program and build strong relationships with the children, their families, teachers and local ......read more

Sharjah Chamber organizes a delegation to Kenya and Uganda with the participation of 30 national ...…

Sharjah, UAE, 8 December 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), which is being represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Center that falls under the chamber’s umbrella, will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda, as part of its strategy to find and develop marketing opportunities for local industries in promising foreign markets, and especially in the ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs inspects facilities at Dubai Airport…

Musabih: Technological innovations facilitate passenger traffic at Dubai airports Dubai, UAE 8 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport on Sunday 2nd December 2018 to review the facilities provided to passengers. He congratulated the inspection officers on the UAE 47th National Day and ......read more

Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives…

Dubai, December 8, 2018:   In conjunction with the International Volunteer Day, which is observed annually on 5th December, Dubai Customs organized an award ceremony to honor its strategic partners and sponsors who participated in the Department’s voluntary initiatives in 2018.  “In line with the Year of Zayed, Dubai Customs launched 60 voluntary charity, ......read more

Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018…

Dubai, UAE: 5th December, 2018:   Dubai Customs bagged three awards at the latest Ideas UK 32nd International Conference 2018, held in Manchester, UK. The Department won the Platinum Accreditation for the ninth year in a raw, scoring 100% for the sixth consecutive year, the idea of the year for The Advisor (World's First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase), innovated by ......read more

UAE Innovation Award is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018…

200 assessors from different nationalities underwent three comprehensive interactive workshops Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Dubai Quality Group is pleased to announce the 2nd ......read more

Green Hope's November Advocacy…

Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  November was a very impactful month for Green Hope. We were honoured to be a part of the Parliament of the World's Religions which took place in Toronto. I had the privilege of speaking at two panels--one on the Earth Charter and the other on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Green Hope was in Helsinki , Finland, this month where we won the ......read more

SCA, the DFSA and the ADGM's FSRA reach agreement on the licensing and promotion of investment funds…

Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2018:   The Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) announced today that they had reached agreement ......read more

PCFC celebrates 47th National Day…

Dubai – November 28,  2018:   Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, with its subsidiaries: DP World, Dubai Customs, Tarakhees, Dubai Trade and JAFZA celebrated today (Wednesday 28th November 2018) the 47th UAE National Day at Port Rashid under the theme “Zayed..story of a nation” in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and ......read more

Quote for Commemoration Day by acting CEO of Emirates Post Group…

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Marking Commemoration Day, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “On behalf of Emirates Post Group we would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the martyrs’ families and extend our appreciation towards this nation’s armed forces. Today, we recognise their eternal bravery, ......read more

DWTC Leads with Sustainability and Energy Diversification Initiatives…

A range of environmentally friendly initiatives across DWTC developments and business offerings harness solar power, reduce waste and cut energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues its commitment of supporting Dubai’s vision for leadership in energy security and efficiency through its energy diversification ......read more

In Partnership with Zayed University L'Oréal Honours Remarkable GCC Women Scientists at ...…

Five outstanding GCC postdocs and Ph.D. student were awarded for their groundbreaking research, and for inspiring future generations.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 27th, 2018:   The fifth edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Awards ceremony was held yesterday to recognize five extraordinary GCC women for their contribution ......read more

Deloitte Middle East announces admission of 30 new partners, directors and principals…

Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Deloitte hosted its Middle East annual partners meeting in November 2018 in Dubai with over 175 partners from the Deloitte Middle East practices who were joined by senior partners from the global Deloitte network. The meeting’s theme was “Forward Bound” and focused on the trends affecting the business landscape – such as Industry 4.0, ......read more

Dragon Mart debuts at Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2018…

Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese retail and trading hub outside China – is participating at the Big 5 International Building & Construction Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time, from today until 29 November. Dragon Mart is showcasing a comprehensive range of building-related products, including building ......read more

MBRU enhances the skills of government employees with First Aid training for the Dubai Protocol ...…

Initiative to equip government employees with first aid skills aligns with the Year of Zayed objective to invest in knowledge and capabilities  Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) provided a First Aid training program for employees of the Protocol Department – Dubai, the latest initiative in MBRU’s mission ......read more

Dubai Customs takes part in NASA's Cross Industry Innovation Summit…

Dubai – 25 November 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in NASA’s  3rd Cross Industry Innovation Summit in Space Center Huston, USA on 7 and 8 November 2018. Dubai Customs became the first customs department in the world to take part in this renowned summit.  A number of the best technology experts, scientists, executive directors, and entrepreneurs from different ......read more

DP World Headquarters achieves carbon neutrality…

25th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   To mark DP World’s achievement of carbon neutrality from its global headquarters in Dubai, Dubai Carbon has issued the VP Group Health, Safety and Environment of  DP World, Mr. Nabil Battal a certificate for Net Zero Carbon Emissions.  Setting an aspirational example to private organisations around the UAE on how to operate in line ......read more

PCFC showcases its achievements on Smart Dubai stand in Barcelona…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) participated in the 8th Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November as part of Smart Dubai stand which included 11 government and semi-government departments. HE Mohammed Al Shamsi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Barcelona visited the stand and listened to a ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “Masar” program for better strategic planning and corporate performance…

Dubai – 21 November 2018:   Within its efforts to upgrade corporate performance and operations, Dubai Customs launched “Masar Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Program” which is expected to help automate operational plans and KPI’s for all units in the Department.  The launch took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of ......read more

DWTC awarded by Dubai Municipality for continuous support of UAE Food Bank…

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses mental health on Universal Children's Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host 2nd India-UAE Strategic Conclave opening doors of next-level mutual growth ...…

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project…

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In ......read more

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