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Dubai Health Authority Adopts Two Smart Technologies That Aim to Protect New-Borns

Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has started implementing two state-of-the art technologies that aim to protect the safety of new-borns in Dubai and Latifa hospital. The first system adopted aims to protect the new-borns by technologically linking them with their mothers and the hospital so that if someone attempts to move the baby without authorization the mother and hospital will be alerted.  The second system adopted on the other hand aims to monitor the oxygen levels in the child’s blood and alert the mother, and staff if the oxygen levels drop below the normal rate.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said the authority aims to enable hospitals, health centers and clinics to provide the best services by providing them with the latest ......read more

Dubai Metro and Tram timings during Ramadan 2017

The RTA have announced new timings for metro amd tram services during Ramadan 2017. These timing will be applicable from 27th May to 25th June 2017. The Metro and Tram timing for EID holidays will be published once available. Red Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017 Sunday 5.30am to 12am Monday 5.30am to 12am Tuesday 5.30am to 12am Wednesday 5.30am to 12am Thursday 5.30am to 1am (Fri) Friday 10am to 1am (Sat) Saturday 5.30am to 12am   Green Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017 Sunday from 5.50am to 12am Monday 5.50am 12am Tuesday 5.50am to 12am Wednesday 5.50am to 12am Thursday 5.50am to 1am (Fri) Friday 10am to 1am ......read more

UN Under Secretary General discusses Urban Sustainability with UPC

Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017:  A senior representative from the United Nations (UN) met with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) this week to discuss the global issue of rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UPC, met with Dr. Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, to explore possible solutions for challenges faced by urban areas around the world.  They discussed the UPC’s best practice on strategies for sustainable urbanisation, such as its successful implementation of the Estidama Pearl Rating System – a mandatory requirement for all new Abu Dhabi developments – to create complete sustainable communities and enhance quality of life. The Estidama initiative is based ......read more

Bee'ah and Masdar Launch Joint Venture to Develop the First Waste-to-Energy Plant in the Region

Emirates Waste to Energy Company to treat 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) with its first facility. Signing of waste supply and power purchase agreements for WTE facility witnessed by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2017: Bee’ah, the country’s leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formally established the joint venture Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) to develop waste-to-energy plants across the region, it was announced today. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, around environmental challenges and ways of maintaining a pollution free environment, ......read more

Safety Tips from Civil Defense

Safety at Home: When leaving the house for a long time, ensure to close the cooking gas cylinder, turn off all electrical appliances and close the windows and doors tightly. Please close the faucets and open some sources of ventilation to protect the walls of the house from cracking, especially during the summer. Make continuous maintenance of important equipment and devices at home, especially in the kitchen, including gas cylinders, electrical wires, air conditioners and other devices in order to avoid fire breakout. Misuse of gas cylinders may risk your life and the lives of the dearest people to you, so please keep the gas cylinder in a safe place and away from the sun and from the reach of the children and please don’t allow them to enter the kitchen without supervision and don’t allow them to approach the ......read more

DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2017:  DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department tasked with the planning and set up for a wills registry covering assets held in Abu Dhabi by non-Muslims. Discussions focused on understanding how the Dubai Registry could serve as a model for rules, infrastructure, operations, pricing and marketing for the new service.  

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 31 Projects in Jordan Worth AED5.7 Billion

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Funded projects in line with Jordanian government’s development objectives Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population. In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Fund announced that by end-2016, it provided financing for 31 development projects with a cumulative value of AED5.7 billion through government grants and concessionary loans. The projects covered several sectors, namely mining, water and irrigation, transport, housing, agriculture, energy, education and healthcare. ADFD manages the US$1.25 ......read more

Dubai Customs Helps 300 Families in Ramadan

Dubai, UAE 27th May 2017: Following the leadership’s wise directives and vision of turning 2017 into a year for giving and selflessness, and as part of its CSR efforts, Dubai Customs’ CSR Section launched Ramadan Giving Initiative, which will help needy families throughout Dubai. The initiative will target 300 needy families in coordination with Beit Al Khair Society.    Commenting on the new charitable initiative, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department highlighted the importance of giving as an inherent Emirati value.  “It’s no stranger to the UAE to occupy the first place in humanitarian efforts and initiatives worldwide. This is due to the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Umrah Trip for 11 Orphans

Foundation collaborates with Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, in line with ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative  Dubai-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – In line with the Year of Giving initiative launched by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) collaborated with the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, to organize an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for 11 orphans.  As part of the ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative by the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, the orphans and their four chaperones visited the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as several historical landmarks in the vicinity. Apart from its religious significance, the visit aimed to enhance the children’s knowledge of Islamic teachings and ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Calls on UAE to Intensify Humanitarian Efforts Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

  Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017 UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”  He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year of Giving, and to instil humanitarian values deep in the DNA of our people and culture.” The Year of Giving 2017 was launched by His ......read more

DHA and DP World Launch State-of-the-Art Blood Donation Bus

  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.  DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for entities such as DP World, which undertake such initiatives, which are aimed for the benefit of the community. He highlighted that the mobile blood ......read more

EPG holds fire drill at Sharjah Central Post Office

Sharjah, May 25, 2017:  A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.  Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.  The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill. During the drill, the Civil Defense teams demonstrated how they take their hose pipes inside the building, rescue those trapped inside and bring back the injured or dead on ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Youth Circle on Impact of Climate Change on Immigration

  Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”. The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi told the audience ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council: UAE's Entrepreneurship Landscape Boosted with UAE's First Government Accredited Entrepreneurship Programme

  The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees. Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).  Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job creation.  With innovation and education central to the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU with Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector. H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum. Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector. The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical tourism, technology, best practises and medical ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Unveils New International Corporate Centre

  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman  Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO  RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore  RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The Centre was formed following the merger of RAK ......read more

NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women

  Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman   NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017 NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in Amman. In alignment with the vision of Her Highness ......read more

Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) Recognise Empower's Efforts and Achievements at Excellence Awards

  Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a total capacity of 56,000 RT. “We are ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016

  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance 76% of funds channelled to Arab countries Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects. Headlining a press conference at the ADFD headquarters to announce the annual results for 2016, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds announces its CSR initiatives for Ramadan - Over 60,000 residents across GCC and Far East to benefit from the initiatives

Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’  Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017:  The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan, embracing the spirit of giving. Such month long activities are planned in association with like-minded organizations from the ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to Support Local Agricultural Production

Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.  Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative that assists companies and entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture and fisheries. The MoU is the result of the keenness of the two parties ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes Emirates Women Awards 2017 by Honouring Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards. 110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year. Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business. Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2017 (EWA) honored local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology at Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. The award ......read more

They Sang and Danced Their Way into Hearts

When every performer set the stage on fire Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds. The day though belonged to Pankaj Singh from Farnek who emerged winner in the Dance category and Zulfiqar Ali from Transguard in the Singer category. The winners ......read more

Minister of Economy urges investors to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017:  In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE. The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE. Lending his support to the initiative, H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the SME Council, said “The UAE government has made innovation the core of its economic advancement and the road to knowledge economy. Today, the UAE has the ......read more

Businesses Could Face Penalities for Missing Health Insurance Renewal Deadline, Guardian Wealth Management Warns

One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions 22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned. Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health insurance for their employees. With the deadline to renew fast approaching for many businesses, GWM’s Corporate Solutions team says effective planning should be put in place to avoid gaps in cover and the risk of fines or worse, visa and ......read more

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Empower takes part in 8th Car Free Day…

Employees used bicycles and car-pooling as ways of transportation during the day  Dubai, UAE, 5 February 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully participated in 8th Car Free Day initiative, organised today (Sunday, 5 February 2017) by Dubai Municipality. The initiative aims to reduce ......read more

World Government Summit 2017 to Host Largest Gathering of Governments, International Organizations ...…

- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to hold a keynote session on Day 1 - Summit to Feature 150 Speakers across 114 Sessions, with over 4,000 Participants and 138 Delegations •    President of World Bank to launch global initiative on education, enhancing competitiveness  •    Japanese Prime Minister to address the Summit audience ......read more

Joint Economic Committee meeting between UAE and Turkey to be held in Ankara…

Abu Dhabi, February 05, 2017: H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, will lead a top-level economic delegation from the UAE to the Republic of Turkey to attend a series of meetings for two days for the 9th session of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) between the two countries. The meetings will be held in the Turkish capital of Ankara from February 6 to 7, 2017, and ......read more

Sixth Edition of International Government Communication Forum to Focus on Societal Participation in ...…

Sharjah Media Centre announces details of the high profile event to be held from March 22 to 23, 2017  Their Excellencies Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Najla bint Mohammad Al Awar, Shamma bint Sohail Al Mazrui to headline key sessions at IGCF 2017 HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi stresses the importance of partnerships between governments and society ......read more

Empower celebrates National Environment Day…

Part of nation-wide celebrations: ‘This day promotes innovations and environmentally friendly practices to conserve resources and further rely on clean energy,’ says Bin Shafar  Dubai, UAE, 5 February 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, celebrated ‘National Environment ......read more

Dubai Carbon Future is in Waste …

Dubai Carbon’s District Waste Proposal Reach Final Interview Round in Spring Version of Dubai Future Accelerators 2017; Dubai Carbon’s New Waste Value Chain Aims At Turning a Household Cost into an Economic Value of 10,000 AED. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Carbon’s District Waste Proposal has made it to the final round of interview in the Spring Version of Dubai ......read more

Smart Dubai showcases its experience at World Economic Forum 2017…

UAE, February 1, 2017-  H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, was the official representative of Dubai at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland. As part of the forum, a panel discussion was held on global smart transformation of cities, during which Dubai’s participation held a strong presence. Along with Dubai, the panel ......read more

Tadweer presents Source Waste Segregation project at Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival 2017…

Abu Dhabi, February 1, 2017:  Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management-Abu Dhabi) is participating at the Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival 2017 as a logistic partner. Tadweer is providing full cleaning services to the festival and setting a stand that offers a variety of activities and awareness programs for visitors of different nationalities and ages, with the objective of delivering ......read more

Shared Objective to Address Gender Parity in Middle East Boardrooms Drives Partnership between ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Synergies in addressing gender parity in the Middle East workplace have led to a formal partnership between Reach Mentoring, the first non-profit organization dedicated to structured mentoring and leadership development for women professionals in the Middle East, and the 30% Club GCC – the regional chapter of a global business-led initiative for achieving ......read more

Participants Submit to ‘Freezing Cold Challenge' in Empathy of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees…

Event formed part of The Big Heart Foundation’s ‘Warm Hearts Campaign’ Sharjah, January 30, 2017:  The experiencing of sub-zero temperatures with a minimum of warm clothing was the theme yesterday (Sunday) at the Chillout Lounge. A number of media personnel, social media celebrities and community members gathered to submit themselves to a frigid minus six degrees as part ......read more

GPSSA: No gender discrimination in pension distribution under law…

Dubai, 29 January 2017:  In a workshop held by Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) stressed that the federal law No. 7 of 1999 concerning pension and social security, as amended, ensured equal rights for both genders and did not discriminate between males and females in social security benefits and entitlements under the law. ......read more

Dialogues and live dog shows color 4th day of 2nd Dubai Customs Week…

Dubai, UAE, 25 January 2017:  The 4th day of the 2nd Dubai Customs Week was colored with a number of interesting and educational activities on Zayed Family Gathering at Al Khawaneej area. Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department organized the event in the presence of Khalil Saqr, Director of Corporate Communication Department, Head of 2nd Dubai Customs Week Organizing Committee, ......read more

Dubai Youth Leads Global Conservation Campaign as Member of ‘Youth for Wildlife Conservation'…

Dubai, January 24, 2017:  Rahaf Al Saif, the lone Middle East representative at the inaugural Youth Forum for People and Wildlife, organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in collaboration with the Disney Conservation Fund, in South Africa, has been inducted as a committee member of the newly formed Youth for Wildlife Conservation (Y4WC), a worldwide network of ......read more

Different activities colour 2nd Dubai Customs Week on its 2nd day…

Panel session entitled “Customs and border control” was the highlight Dubai, UAE, 23 January 2017:  Panelists of 2nd Dubai Customs Week’s panel session highlighted the importance of unifying strategies and develop customs work in the UAE. They also focused on the necessity of coordination and cooperation at the federal level to help better tackle geopolitical ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host major conference to tackle Middle East and North Africa food challenge…

MENA Food Production 2030 launches at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi is set to play a leading role in coordinating efforts to meet the pressures of feeding 520 million people by 2030, one of the biggest challenges facing the Middle East today. MENA Food Production 2030 will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition ......read more

Emirates Post witnesses rush for renewal of PO Boxes ahead of January 31 deadline…

Dubai, January 22, 2017:  A large number of P.O. Box holders have started renewing their subscriptions for 2017, as the deadline of January 31, draws near. Emirates Post has advised subscribers not to wait for the last minute to renew their subscription. The renewal can be done through multiple channels: at all post offices, Emirates Post Group’s website (www.epg.gov.ae), and ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off its “2nd Dubai Customs Week” with a seminar on Facilitation and Control in ...…

To transform into Federal Customs Week as of 2018 Dubai, UAE, 22nd January 2017:  2nd Dubai Customs Week kicked off today with a seminar at Dubai Customs main building entitled “Facilitation and Control in Customs Work”. The seminar was attended by His Excellency Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs authority, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, ......read more

Dubai Customs scores 96.2% on happiness index in 2016…

Dubai, UAE, 21th January, 2017: Dubai Customs scored an overall 96.2% on Dubai Smart Office’s happiness meter. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World said he is happy with the result of this important evaluation that covered the website, the services and customs centers.  “I am happy with this result which reflects the great level ......read more

“2nd Dubai Customs Week” kicks off 22nd Jan 2017…

Al Tayer Motors participates with four sporty cars Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2017:  The activities of 2nd Dubai Customs Week will kick off, Sunday 22nd January 2017 at Dubai Customs main building. The event is held under the patronage of Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and was attended by His Excellency Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the ......read more

UAE Ranked First in the Region and 19th Globally in 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index…

Out of 118 countries participating in the annual survey which quantifies what countries do to develop, attract and empower talent, the UAE has ranked first out of 13 countries in the Northern Africa and Western Asia region, and 19th overall Adecco has partnered with INSEAD and the Human Capital Leadership Institute to release the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) Of the 118 ......read more

UAE Rain Enhancement Program Hosts First-ever International Workshop on Rain Enhancement Science ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2016:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science hosted its first ever International Research Progress Workshop on Rain Enhancement on 18 and 19 January at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  The two-day International Workshop, which was attended by leading scientists from renowned global and local ......read more

InSinkErator® Opens First Middle East & Africa Training Centre…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2017:  InSinkErator®, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, opened doors to the first dedicated training centre for the Middle East & Africa region. The training centre is located at the Emerson headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone South, ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs MoU with Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi - UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi on the promotion of food security in the United Arab Emirates. His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Chairman of Food Security Center, Abu ......read more

92% of millennials in the GCC believe climate change is a real threat to the world…

Dubai, 17th January 2017:  A Recent YouGov Study has found that millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future.  YouGov invited millennials aged from 18 to 29 residing in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to voice their opinions on climate change. The ......read more

EcoWASTE 2017 kicks-off eyeing the waste management sector development…

The event witnessed strong local and international participation H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “Tadweer’s ultimate objective is showcasing Abu Dhabi as the global capital of future energy and a leading destination for sustainability” Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2017:  The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, a leading conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, was ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy along with DEWA Organise Workshop for Green Public Procurement…

Inspired by global best practices, common criteria launched to promote ‘green economy’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and its member entities in association with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a workshop marking the roll-out of common criteria for Green Public Procurement, including General Criteria as an overarching framework, ......read more

Fifth Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 12 to 14, 2017…

UN, World Bank, IMF, OECD among Top Participating International Organizations Dubai-UAE: 14 January, 2017:  The World Government Summit (WGS) has announced there will be 10 new developments on the agenda of its upcoming fifth edition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from ......read more

Public launch of Dubai's Security Industry Regulatory Agency features in power-packed conference ...…

SIRA Forum to outline new ‘Regulation of Security Industry Law’ governing frameworks, guidelines, and expectations Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry ......read more

Dubai Carbon Projects Reduce Carbon Emissions Worth AED 5 million…

Three UN approved projects by the green economy enabler has reduced CO2 emissions by 419,500 tCO2 in 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy, UN approved CDM projects undertaken by the emirate has achieved an emissions reduction of 419,500 tCO2 in 2016. According to Dubai Carbon, the low-carbon economy enabler, the savings achieved is equal to AED ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Spends Total Endowment Fund of AED49 Million in 2016…

Dubai-UAE: 10 January, 2017:  The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the expenditure of the entire amount of its five endowment funds estimated at AED49 million in 2016. AMAF’s endowment funds are categorized under Islamic affairs, social affairs, healthcare, education, and righteousness and piety.  The Islamic affairs endowment fund ranked first in ......read more

3rd Edition - GCC Waste Management & Recycling Forum Dubai 2017…

With Success of 1st & 2nd Editions of GCC Waste Management Forum, IMNBI have taken the responsibilities to continue supporting GCC Waste Management Subject by Planning for this 3rd Edition. Waste management is an important part of the urban infrastructure as it ensures the protection of the environment and of human health. It is not only a technical environmental issue, but also a highly ......read more

Smart Dubai Office and RIT Dubai Announces Launch of Corporate Happiness Program…

UAE, January 8, 2017 - The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office and Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai RIT Dubai, to launch the Corporate Happiness Program. Offered in conjunction with ......read more

Green Hope's Visit to Sir Banyas Island…

Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  With the global population exceeding 7 billion, our planet's flora and fauna are under severe threat due to over consumption and human encroachment. The destruction of natural habitats is one of the main causes in the decline of dependent ecosystems. Raising awareness of habitat conservation amongst civil society stakeholders is the only way to mitigate this ......read more

Launch of UAE Food Bank Initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ...…

Captain Al Shamisi: UAE Food Bank A Noble Initiative to Promote Universal Goodness Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The launch of the UAE Food Bank by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, continues the legacy established by the UAE’s ......read more

Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau…

Abu Dhabi now the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East for attracting annual conferences and associations Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), made significant strides in bids to host a number of key conferences in the coming years. In total, the Bureau successfully ......read more

Statement of HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower on the 11th Anniversary of the Accession Day of ...…

Statement of HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) on the 11th Anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, on January 4, 2017 Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) would like to congratulate HH ......read more

2017 "Year of Giving" - Lush launches new AED 900,000 prize for social and environmental ...…

Introducing the Lush Spring Prize  A new AED 900,000 Prize for projects working on social and environmental regeneration Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2017:  Lush and Ethical Consumer Research Association have together launched the new Lush Spring Prize, an annual prize fund that aims to support projects around the world working towards environmental and social regeneration. They are ......read more

Department of eGovernment Unlocks the Technical Potential of Sharjah Police's Inmates With an ...…

Rehabilitation activity organised at the Correctional Institution Department – Sharjah Police  Sharjah, 29 December 2016:  More than a dozen inmates at the Punishment & Correctional Institution Department in Sharjah participated in a highly engaging and innovative technology workshop built around the Arduino programming system, recently organised by Sharjah Department of ......read more

Emirates Post's Ramool Sorting Centre has machines to auto-sort odd-size magazines…

Dubai, December 28, 2016:  Emirates Post Group’s Ramool Sorting Centre, which handles incoming and outgoing mail from across the UAE, has sorting machines that are capable of handling large or odd-size magazines and other printed publications. The region’s most advanced mail sorting centre continues to be a beehive of activity, driven by the increasing population of the UAE ......read more

Inspired By His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid "Arab Reading Challenge"…

AL MANHAL LAUNCHES Android Version of its ARABIC BOOKSTORE APP Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 Dec 2016:  As the leading Arabic electronic information provider, Al Manhal constantly strives to be a pioneer in the e-content movement. Priding itself on being the globe’s sole provider of full-text searchable Arabic academic databases, Al Manhal’s cutting-edge technology and ......read more

Dubai Customs launches new enhancements at DXB Airport, Terminal 2…

Dubai, UAE, 27th December 2016:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs has recently launched new expansions at passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport- Terminal 2. They included development of the CCTV room and the Baggage Handling System (BHS) room, plus revamping the staff lounge.  the Director of Dubai Customs toured concourses (1), (2), and (3) ......read more

EEG successfully concludes ‘For our Emirates we plant' campaign…

UAE, December 27, 2016- Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement, successfully concluded the ‘For our Emirates we plant’ campaign recently at the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. The annual initiative aims to promote the value of environmental preservation amongst all ......read more

Dubai Courts launches ‘Rased' system to contribute to UAE's smart transformation efforts…

UAE, December 27, 2016 – Dubai Courts has launched ‘Rased,’ a judicial work indicator, as a major leap in its smart transformation efforts and a boost to its ongoing initiatives to achieve leadership in the judiciary sector. The smart technical system provides a unified tool to enhance corporate governance, effectively attain strategic goals, and promote high excellence in its ......read more

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Delegation Meets Leading Global Scientists ...…

Alya Al Mazroui: “The innovative research being carried out by many of the scientists we met could significantly compliment the original and creative ideas currently being explored through our program. We hope to receive even more high-quality submissions from the United States and beyond in our upcoming third cycle.” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December 2016:  A delegation from the UAE ......read more

ADFD Ranks Second in UAE Foreign Aid Contributions for 2015, Registering AED2.7 Billion in ...…

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: UAE leadership ensured a society that champions global development and humanitarian assistance Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), ranked second for UAE foreign aid contributions in 2015 according to a report titled 'UAE's Foreign Aid in 2015' by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ......read more

Emirates College for Management & Information highlights UAE's higher education growth path at ...…

UAE, December 25, 2016- The UAE is increasingly gaining global importance as an ideal destination for investments in higher education as the Gulf nation gives top priority to education as a means to achieving economic success and development, said Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of Emirates College for Management & Information (ECMIT), during a presentation held recently at ......read more

Dubai's non-oil foreign trade at AED 952 billion in first nine months of 2016…

Dubai, UAE, 24 December 2016:  Dubai saw a 11 per cent surge in the total volume of traded goods in the first nine months of 2016, rising as high as 70.82 million tons of commodities. Imports had the lion’s share at AED 594 billion (46.81 million tons and 12% increase), while exports and re-exports accounted for AED 109 billion (11.84 million tons and 8% increase) and AED 249 billion ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports launches its 3rd Annual Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness campaign: “Fire is ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 22, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, held its 3rd Annual Fire, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Campaign over the past three days, in coordination with its strategic partners, Medeor Hospital, Firex, Concorde, OHSEC for Training and Consultant, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Partners with Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation for Charity to ...…

Dubai-UAE: 22 December, 2016:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai and the Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtour Foundation for Charity (KAHF) have lately signed an awqaf investment partnership contract to build a residential commercial building. Revenues from the building will be allocated to the Umom Al Kheir Bank, run by AMAF. KAHF will provide full funding for the project, estimated ......read more

Dubai Customs launches the Drug Smart Encyclopedia…

Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:   Dubai Customs recently launched the Drug Smart Encyclopaedia, the latest innovation by the Customs Training Centre at Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Federal Police School in Sharjah. The encyclopaedia is the first of its kind worldwide, and includes all types of drugs illustrated by information, images and ......read more

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