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Supreme Armenian Patriarch Hails UAE as Global Model of Peaceful Coexistence

Addressing Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, Global Spiritual Leader Thanks Sharjah Ruler for His Generosity and Kindness to Armenians; Lauds Historical Arab-armenian Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, last night lauded the UAE leadership for its historical championing of respect and acceptance for all religious communities and Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in particular for his kindness and generosity to the Armenian Christian community in the Emirate.    Addressing a packed house at the special session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis on “Religious Divergence…Humanity’s Convergence” at Al Majaz Amphitheatre Monday night, the supreme ......read more

Dubai Culture gathers the community to support ‘Well of Hope'

Exemplifying creativity and openness, Hala Badri: Well of Hope aims to inculcate a culture of giving and instill the values of compassion and empathy in the society  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    To reinforce a culture of giving and spread hope, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is inviting the community to participate in Well of Hope campaign on 23rd May 2019, from 8 pm until 1 am, at The Dubai Mall. Reckoned as one of the most accessible and inclusive campaigns in the UAE, Well of Hope is being held under Arab Hope Makers, an initiative by Mohamad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the third round of which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.   Well of ......read more

Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar

Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold Group; Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD, Pure Gold Group, and other police officials. Commenting on the event, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, says “Iftar is a time for ‘togetherness’ with all members of the community, and throughout the holy month of Ramadan, we strive to devote our time and efforts to spreading love, forgiveness and peace. We collaborated with Umm Al Quwain Police to host iftar for the prisoners from ......read more

"The Family's Happiness and Stability"

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and which carries the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". The dialogue session stressed the importance of promoting the principles that support the sustainability of the family's happiness and stability, and provide all means to achieve and ensure social balance. This was made clear within the context that a happy family is the cornerstone for building a cohesive society, with children blessed with sound education, good ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its kind targeting government female employees in Dubai with the objective of enhancing ties and positive interaction between female employees in different government departments.  The event included a lecture entitled “The Foundation of the Happy UAE Home” delivered by Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) and Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion Department at ......read more

SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary country of tolerance, openness, and co-existence

Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched its ‘Tolerance-related Legislation’ awareness initiative. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the recently issued forward-looking legislation, inspired by the UAE wise leadership’s vision of promoting tolerance as an ethical human value and establishing it as a culture in social practices and government policies. The initiative emanates from the ......read more

Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices

Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department overviewed the performance indicators and overall communication methodologies in place in the department including CSR, Media and PR.  “We have built a coherent communication strategy over the years, which is key to ensure the most current and important information about the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Customs is always available and being conveyed to both our internal and ......read more

MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emiratis talents

Youth Council supports Year of Tolerance with new artistic platform  Al Olama: Tolerance is a sublime national value that frames creative youth talents   UAE, Dubai, May 13, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has stressed the importance of utilizing the potential of youth and fostering their skills to support the UAE’s development progress.   HE Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for MoHAP, said it is very significant to adopt youth innovations and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge that respond to rapid changes and enhance the UAE’s reputation and its soft power.    “The UAE is empowering its youth through the development of a knowledge-based economy led by mindful and educated young people capable of devising innovative solutions ......read more

FANR commemorates International Internal Audit Awareness month

FANR’s Internal Audit Department hosts knowledge sharing session led by Khalid Hamid, Executive Director of the State Audit Institution of the UAE FANR’s Corporate Governance is built upon transparency, accountability and fairness   13 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, is commemorating International Internal Audit Awareness month by holding special knowledge sharing sessions and highlighting the significant contribution of its Internal Audit Department in improving the effectiveness of FANR’s risk management, internal controls and governance processes.   Advocated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), International Internal Audit Awareness month takes place globally ......read more

Dubai Customs thwarts 87 marijuana oil smuggling attempts through Dubai airports in 1Q 2019

Dubai – 11 May 2019:  Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs made 87 seizures of marijuana oil in 1Q 2019 compared to only 7 seizures in 2018. The department made 36 seizures in total in 2018.  “It is a huge increase in seizures for this illegal substance. We need to work together with all relevant departments in the country to fight the smuggling of narcotics, especially marijuana oil which is used in e-cigarettes and vape pens” Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department said. “Raising awareness around the hazards and bad effects of narcotics is very important, especially among young people.”   Al Kamali said they take all measures to prevent the smuggling of marijuana oil through Dubai airports.  “Our inspection officers have a very high ......read more

6,000 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Saad bin Said Al-Ghamdi at Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai

11 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai hosted 6,000 worshippers during the third and fourth day of Ramadan praying Taraweeh with Sheikh Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamidi, Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Taraweeh is an additional prayer of the Sunni Muslims performed at night after Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Ghamidi was invited by Ramadan Dubai, an event which runs during the whole duration of Ramadan. It is organized by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Ramadan Dubai aims to strengthen the state’s status as a leading model for tolerance and peaceful coexistence between different nationalities ......read more

SAIF ZONE holds meeting for business councils, bringing together more than 100 businessmen and investors

SAIF Zone showcases high-end services and incentives before business councils Sharjah, 11 May 2019 More than 100 chairpersons and members of business councils as well as foreign investors interested in setting up businesses at the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) have recently gathered to learn about the zone’s high-end services and incentives. The meeting, which was organized by SAIF Zone and attended by representatives of multinational companies. Ms. Marian Carella, Chairman of Philippine Business Council and Mr. Iqbal Dawood, President of Pakistan Business Council were present at the meeting.  SAIF ZONE’s highlighted the distinguished services across many trade, logistic transport and industry sectors, which have been put in place to attract foreign investors and investments, enhance ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Discusses Enhancing Trade and Investment Cooperation with Brazil

Sharjah, 11 May 2019:  H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), received recently, in his office at the SCCI, H.E.  Luis Limos Iqerga, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.  The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al-Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Rafael Solimar, Head of the International Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Fatima Al Mokarrab, Head of the SCCI’s International Cooperation Department. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting cooperation in various fields, especially trade and investment sectors, as well as developing the friendly relations between business communities in Sharjah and ......read more

23 Leading Thinkers and Experts to Headline 8th Sharjah Ramadan Majlis

SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI SAYS SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS CELEBRATES EMIRATI TRADITIONS AND VALUES Sharjah, 6 May , 2019:  The Sharjah Press Club, an initiative of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, has unveiled the agenda of the eighth edition of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, to be held from May 13 to May 26 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. The Sharjah Ramadan Majlis sessions, once again being hosted in partnership with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (Sharjah Radio & TV), are aimed at tackling a broad spectrum of issues and topics -- from religion, society, health, culture and sports to education and community welfare -- and contribute to constructive dialogue and dissemination of knowledge. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, stressed that the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis ......read more

United Arab Emirates Online Application Process Launched for Long-Term Residence Visas

Middle East Immigration News Flash 40/2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  Executive summary  Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates in 2018, can now submit an online application for a six-month entry permit in order to complete procedures related to their purpose of residence that will enable them to finalise the immigration process.     Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018, can now submit an online application for a sixmonth entry permit. The application is part of the process in completing procedures related to the foreign national’s purpose of residence (e.g.: business projects, investment in real ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Award 2019 by Honoring 13 Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

 78 women participated this year includes 61 professional and 17 business women  The over All Business Category winner is H.H. Sheikha Dr. Shama bint Mohammed bin Khaled Al Nahyan The over All Professional Category winner is Eng. Maitha Mohammad Bin Adai & Ms. Amina Ahmad Mohammed Ahmad Dubai, 05 May, 2019, UAE:  Dubai Quality Group concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and the patronage of DQG.    The award was graced by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Eng. Hassan Omar, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, DQG Board Members, VIPs, government officials, Jury Members, Award Assessors, Participants Sponsors, Media Partners, and distinguished ......read more

Dubai Police, AFSAC of Tunisia sign pact for training

Agreement for training police force at airports Dubai, May 02, 2019:    Dubai Police and AFSAC (ICAO AVSEC Training Centre) of Tunisia signed an agreement for sharing knowledge and infrastructure at their respective centres to train the police force working at airports. Maj General Pilot Ahmad Mohammed Bin Thani, Assistant Commander for Seaports & Airports Affairs, Dubai Police, signed the agreement on behalf of Dubai Police, and Asiza Seddik, ASTC Director, International Civil Aviation Organization, signed on behalf of AFSAC. The agreement was signed at the ongoing Dubai Airport Show. “Dubai and Tunisia are under the ICAO umbrella. ICAO also requested Dubai Police to make this agreement for sharing knowledge between Tunisia and Dubai,” said Maj General Bin Thani. Dubai is also looking at signing ......read more

Dubai Customs honors top performers in 1st monthly client recognition ceremony

Dubai – 01 May 2019:   As a token of appreciation to its outstanding clients, Dubai Customs held its first client recognition ceremony of 2019, which will become an established monthly event to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories.   Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih attended the ceremony along with a host of business representatives, senior executives and heads of departments and customs centers. HE Musabih honored a number of top performing companies clients of Dubai Customs who achieved great results this year in different rewarding categories including clearance, mobile services, smart workspace, AEO, virtual corridor, and complaints /suggestions and others.      “Dubai Customs has reached unprecedented new heights of customer ......read more

Dubai Cares announces Bookings 2030, a Ramadan digitally driven fundraising campaign

Campaign invites UAE community to make a booking with a future professional in 2030 and is set to raise funds that will enable children and youth to realize their aspirations through education Campaign contributes to the reskilling revolution by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which hopes to provide skills to 15 million people by 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 30, 2019:   This Ramadan, Dubai Cares is offering members of the community an opportunity to make a booking in 2030 for doctors’ appointments, flights, lectures, hotel stays, concerts and film premieres.  Through Bookings 2030, Dubai Cares hopes to influence people’s perception of charity, particularly in the context of education. The campaign’s main premise is that by providing education to children and young people, we are ......read more

GCC governments could generate an additional US$10 billion per year by managing gas portfolios on a commercial basis

Demand for gas in the GCC is growing at a compounded annual rate of 5% from 2010 to 2017 Governments must start making hard decisions about how best to use gas amid competing demands Reallocating just 10% of current production levels could increase the region’s GDP and foreign earnings by up to US$10 billion a year, or support the  creation of 100,000 jobs Strategy& outlines three areas to capture benefits and unlock significant value Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019:   Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments could generate  US$10 billion yearly in additional GDP and foreign earnings, or support the creation of 100,000 jobs, by applying commercial principles to the management of their gas portfolios, according to a recent report conducted by Strategy&, part of the PwC network. GCC countries ......read more

2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival Underlines Abu Dhabi's Position as a Leader of Tolerance

Event in the UAE capital draws to a close after four successful days of cultural performances, interactive workshops and discussion on importance of cooperation between Islamic countries Festival’s main stage featured 30 cultural performances by groups from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Palestine, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan   Artists and visitors praise Abu Dhabi’s ability to unite Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi has once again shown the leading role it plays in promoting cultural diversity, tolerance and unity while preserving traditions spanning the entire Islamic world, according to exhibitors and visitors at the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival OIC, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council launches 2nd cycle of Mentorship Programme

42 applications received in cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that 42 members submitted their applications to join in the 2nd cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019, which was launched following the resounding success achieved in the first cycle.   The six-month programme, which will end in October, will foster businesswomen and female entrepreneurs' skills, develop their expertise, and enhance their competitiveness within the business community.   The progamme was launched as part of the DBWC's leading initiatives to celebrate the Year of Tolerance.   The steering committee of the 2nd cycle has recently held a meeting to approve the names of mentees and bring them together with the ......read more

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Uae Minister of Tolerance, Opens the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival

UAE Minister: “Festival contributes to strengthening the values of solidarity and cohesion in line with UAE 'Year of Tolerance' and the UAE's commitment to spreading the message of tolerance around the world Landmark event inaugurated with special performance by multi award-winning singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, who will play full concert at Emirates Palace on April 25 Four-day festival is a celebration of cultural diversity of Islam Abu Dhabi, April 24, 2019:   His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance today opened the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, a four-day celebration of Islam  in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will unite nations from across the Islamic world in a tailored platform shedding  light on the ......read more

Participate in the UAE's largest Music Monkeys class ‘Music for Smiles' to raise funds for Operation Smile

Hosting UAE’s third largest musical class, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds for Operation Smile UAE on 2nd May 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:  Music Monkeys, the UAE’s premiere musical institute has been dedicatedly working towards building and developing the sensory needs of young children through the wonderful art form of music. Music Monkeys who operate classes tailor made to different age groups, has now joined hands with Operation Smile UAE to raise funds for underprivileged children.  For the third year running, Music Monkeys will be hosting the UAE’s largest musical class for parents and young children, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds and build awareness. At last year’s event Music Monkeys raised AED 5,555 to help children with cleft palates and cleft lips ......read more

Dubai Customs honors female winners of Al Thuraya Award in its 1st edition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates  – 22 April 2019:  Dubai Customs celebrated its leading customs female employees in Al Thuraya Award ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said women are an integral part of any progress and development in society.  “Empowerment of women has been one of the main strategies in the UAE since the time of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, May Allah bless his soul.  The event took place in the presence of Raja Al Gurg, president of Dubai Business Women Council and a leading businesswoman in her right, alongside a host of senior executives, heads of departments, female community leaders and members of ladies committees in government entities.    Musabih thanked all who contributed to and supported the ......read more

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Dubai Customs organizes workshop on blockchain technology in customs business…

Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia…

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 203,650 smart transactions during “Week without Service Centers”…

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of ......read more

Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items…

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.  This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in ......read more

October has been a very active and engaging month for Green Hope.…

We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's  Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With ......read more

Labour Awareness Training Now Mandatory for Employees in Select Professions in the Mainland…

31 October 2018; Dubai UAE:  New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).    This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ......read more

DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center…

31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dar Al Ber Society…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters. The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al ......read more

Sharjah Police launches a public auction in cooperation with Emirates Auction…

Sharjah, UAE, 30 October 2018:   The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East, announced the launch of a public auction for 56 distinguished vehicle number plates from category 3, which includes a 1 one-digit number plate, 4 two-digit number ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and CDA sign MoU to make Dubai clubs “child-friendly”…

Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:  In the framework of cooperation between government entities to serve the nation and society, the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unify their efforts in the field of community development and child protection, and work together to promote sports as a way of life. The ......read more

IHC Member Launches First Dubai Appeal to Help Restore Sight to Region's Blind…

The Fred Hollows Foundation, member of International Humanitarian City, Dubai, launches its first local campaign  A simple surgery can bring sight to the 15 million people who are needlessly blind across Middle East, South Asia and North Africa There are 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who need eye surgery or treatment Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  The Fred Hollows ......read more

Dubai Cares' programs in Rwanda on track to deliver a transformative change in children and young ...…

Dubai Cares’ delegation visits schools in Rwanda to monitor and evaluate progress of its programs Programs address key education challenges linked to Early Childhood Education and youth empowerment  Over 2,500 children and 16,000 young people benefit from both programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates -29 October 2018:   A delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief ......read more

GCC GOV HR Awards 2018: The best in Human Capital Management and People Strategy honored from the ...…

Abu Dhabi Police, FEWA, DAFZA, Dubai Civil Defence, EMAAR among others were recognized and awarded for their exceptional leadership and HR Excellence The GCC GOV HR Awards 2018 focused on building and working towards a progressive sustainable knowledge-based economy with excellent human resources as its backbone The awards recognized the outstanding contributions and achievements of 17 ......read more

DHA felicitates long-term employees…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a special award ceremony for its long-term employees.  The event honoured more than 4000 employees who completed 10 or more years at the DHA.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “It is always a great pleasure to be able to thank our ......read more

A step in the right direction – A step towards Empowerment!…

Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  Learning to communicate better and develop their personality is not a far-fetched dream for blue collar workers. To empower these unskilled workers, Danube Welfare Center was initiated in the year of 2015 under the vision of Mr. Rizwan Sajan Founder and Chairman for Danube Group and taken forward by the Directors. Mrs. Shabnam Kassam, Dr. Sana Sajan and Mr. ......read more

New Arbitration Button on Dubai Courts Online Filing Website…

24-Oct-2018, Dubai UAE:   Recently the Dubai Courts website was updated to include an option/button titled (on the English version of the website): “Order on petition, arbitration”.   The United Arab Emirates Arbitration Law (Federal Law No. 6 of 2018) came into effect in June of 2018 after being published in the Federal Official Gazette number 630 on the 15th of ......read more

Dubai Hosts 4th International Nutrition Congress…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 24, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 4th Dubai International Nutrition Congress that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City. The three-day congress is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE ......read more

Sajaya's Young Ladies Organise Heritage Day for Sharjah's Senior Citizens…

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India-UAE food corridor project to create 200,000 jobs, says HE Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh…

DUBAI – October 24, 2018:   Two million Indian farmers will benefit from the India-UAE food corridor project, which will also create an additional 200,000 jobs across India due to cumulative investments of more than USD 5 billion (AED 18.35 billion) by the UAE in the next three years, said His Excellency Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry at the ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Exhibits at WETEX 2018 to Showcase Clean Energy and Sustainable Projects…

Mohammed Al Muallem: Smart green business environment will strengthen Dubai’s integrated energy strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October, 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region unveil five clean energy initiatives at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2018 this week, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the energy, ......read more

Global survey reveals FMCG companies' contribution to plastic pollution crisis…

Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:   Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporations are a predominant force behind the throwaway economic model driving the plastic pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive sector survey Greenpeace International released today. None of the companies surveyed have plans to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, ......read more

Dubai Customs and DJI graduate 4th batch of customs investigation diploma…

Dubai – 23 October 2018:   Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of 20 employees who make the fourth batch of customs investigation diploma which was organized in collaboration with Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI). The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and Dr. Jamal Hussein Al Sumaiti, Director of the "Dubai ......read more

National Media Council and Sharjah Book Authority Sign MoU to Bolster UAE's Cultural Sector…

MoU aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise Abu Dhabi,  October 22. 2018 The National Media Council (NMC) and the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support and enhance the publishing sector in the UAE through mutual collaboration, and sharing of knowledge and expertise. The MoU is also aimed at streamlining ......read more

Jafza Participation at Sial 2018 in Paris to Attract Investment From F&B Industries…

DP World’s trade hub remains destination of choice, says Al Muallem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 October, 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), highlighting its strengths as the destination of choice for the food and beverage and agri-food industries at SIAL 2018 in Paris this week. DP World and Jafza are exhibiting at the 5-day premier global F&B event, which started in 21 ......read more

New survey by HSBC reveals the prosperity of overseas residents, they're warned that they are ...…

Despite owning large amounts of property and other wealth, 99% of non-Muslim expats in Dubai are not protected by an enforceable Will Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  A stark warning has been issued that up to 99% of overseas residents who’ve built up significant wealth during their years in Dubai are taking major risks by not seeking protection through a recognised and enforceable ......read more

Metito Showcases Pioneering Water Technologies at WETEX Dubai…

Metito to display and perform real-time demonstrations of water technologies during the exhibition Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:  Underlining its strong commitment to consistently develop sustainable water solutions bridging the gap between water supply and demand, Metito, a global provider of intelligent water management solutions, is participating for the second time at this ......read more

Dubai Customs to participate in ‘A Week Without Service Centers' initiative…

Dubai – 20 October 2018:   Dubai Customs announced its participation in the “A Week Without Service Centers” initiative in which it will only accept payments through smart channels between October 21 and October 25, 2018. The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ......read more

Dubai Police launch Future Societies 5.0: world's smartest force announce 2019 AI summit that will ...…

Announced today at GITEX Technology Week, the two-day event will foster global collaboration amongst law enforcement agencies across all aspects of AI policing Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:   Dubai Police have today announced plans for Future Societies 5.0: a summit of AI-led policing that aims to become the premier platform for inter-force technological ......read more

Implementation of New Regulations for Residence and Visitor Visas Forthcoming…

Dubai, UAE: 18 October 2018 : The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it will start implementing select decisions of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding residence permits and visitor visas. It is expected that on 21 October 2018 the following regulations will come into effect:  Residence permits for widowed or divorced women  A ......read more

Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020…

UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum  ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018:   Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for Abu Dhabi to host the tenth session of the World ......read more

Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities Signs Agreement With Leading Global Urban ...…

Abu Dhabi, October 16th, 2018 –   H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman of the Executive Board and Co-CEO of JCDecaux in the presence of the French Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Mr. Ludovic Pouille. The collaboration between ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 36.5% growth in total membership since the beginning of this ...…

Dubai – 13 October 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced that its total membership has increased by 36.5% during the first three quarters of the year. The council added 216 new members during this period, 50 of whom joined during the third quarter of 2018. The new members bring the total number of DBWC members up to 807, which is an increase from 591 members at the ......read more

Free Legal Clinic Returns to Dubai…

Law firm, BSA, in partnership with Dubai DED, will offer free legal advice to the public for one day only, in fields including litigation, real estate, employment and corporate matters.   10 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading legal service providers, will ......read more

Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2018 explores the truth about fake news…

Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shared the truth about fake news at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. The idea of fake news has proliferated the media industry in recent times. In what has been termed a “post-truth society” politicians and reporters ......read more

Five-Year Multiple-Entry Visit Visas Soon Available for British Citizens…

Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years.  This comes as a result of an approved Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, that aims at facilitating the issuance of visit visas to citizens of both countries travelling for ......read more

Quotes from Majlis Mohammed Bin Zayed Speakers…

Mohammad AL Oteiba, Founder of Syndication Bureau Media Services  ''I am here with ADMAF during the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, to talk about the mentorship, and I have been involved with the foundation in a couple of their programmes on mentorship couple of years back, and I do appreciate what ADMAF is trying to drive here and that is to foster the culture ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Saud leads Ras Al Khaimah Government meeting on Industrial Strategy…

‘A strategic plan is the basis for sustainable success, and synchronized working across all areas of Government ensures we achieve our objectives’ - His Highness Sheikh Saud  October 8, 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, has led a meeting of key industrial ......read more

Sustainable Practices for a Sustainable Tomorrow…

Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  Historically, the hospitality sector has had a dramatic impact on the environment through excessive energy and water consumption, creating vast amounts of both solid and hazardous waste. Economically, the challenge to battle these impacts has been based on myths that green and environmentally friendly operations are more expensive with tourists lacking ......read more

The Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations Reveals Keynote Speakers…

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Prestigious list of keynote speakers and global experts announced for second Majlis for Future Generations on October 8-9 Over 300 interactive sessions set to take place over the 2 days Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 October 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih chaired Dubai Customs Consultative Council’s quarterly meeting which was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council, and in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of ......read more

Dubai Investment Week 2018 to turn spotlight on investing in future transformations…

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED), announced that it is set to convene global investors in Dubai at the upcoming Dubai Investment Week 2018. The major event, which will take place from October 7 to 11, 2018, will explore the future ......read more

The Mall at WTCAD Partners with EWS-WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to continue the ...…

Abu Dhabi, 03 October 2018:   From 3-6 October, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, is partnering with the Emirates Nature WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to continuing Aldar Properties’ powerful Rethink Plastic campaign. The Mall at WTCAD will offer visitors the ......read more

18 year old Dubai girl addresses the United Nations General Assembly…

Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  18 year old environmental activist and youth leader Kehkashan Basu was selected by the President of the UN General Assembly to address the September 26 United Nations High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament as one of the two representatives of global civil society. She is Youth Ambassador of the World Future Council and the Founder President of youth ......read more

DED Ajman adopts use of Emirates ID for transactions across its happiness centres…

UAE, October 1, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has announced the start of adopting the use of an individual’s Emirates ID for transactions and processes made at its customer happiness centres located across the emirate. The move is aimed towards enhancing efficiency as the use of the Emirates ID, which is needed in updating a customer’s profile ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi appoints Issa Al Hazami as Chairman of SSFA's Board of Trustees…

Sharjah, October 1, 2018:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Sharjah Sports Family Award (SSFA), has issued a resolution appointing HE Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Secretary General of the Sharjah Sports Council to the position of Chairman of SSFA’s Board ......read more

Dubai Cares builds strategic partnerships to address global education challenges on the sidelines ...…

In an effort to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum for poverty eradication through education Dubai Cares endorses UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ Dubai Cares renews its commitment towards ‘Education Cannot Wait’  Dubai Cares commits to scaling up Room to Read’s program in Vietnam, one of the accelerators of ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare promises AED 7.7 Million Aster Homes Fund to Rebuild Kerala…

On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of AED 1.3 Million was handed over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare The additional amount of AED 6.4 Million will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme. Dubai, UAE, October 01, ......read more

The UAE Franchise Development Association meets in Ras Al Khaimah…

Launching of the UAE Franchise Development Association website Free membership for companies applying within 6 months of launching the new website Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2018:  Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Chairman of the UAE Franchise Development Association, announced the launch of the UAE Franchise Development Association website during the Associations’ board meeting ......read more

Sharjah Chamber hosts workshop to combat fraud in electrical products…

Sharjah – 29 September 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) hosted a training and awareness workshop on the topic of “Combating Commercial Fraud in Electrical Products,” which was organized by the Ministry of Economy. The workshop aimed to raise the awareness of the community and the private sector on the dangers linked to counterfeit electrical ......read more

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