NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have sequenced 22 microalgal genomes from the UAE’s mangroves, open seas, salt flats, deserts, and urban areas
This new collection increases the available microalgal genomes by 50 percent
Coastal, subtropical species of microalgae show expansion of sulfur-metabolic genes, which help algae cope with salinity and drought
Abu Dhabi, February 23, 2019: Much of the Earth’s oxygen is regenerated by algae. Despite the importance of algae as global primary producers of our planet, and their potential use in biotechnological applications, whole-genome sequences have been obtained for nearly 40 algal species around the world. As most of these genomes are from temperate microalgae, little is known about algae's adaptive strategies to non-temperate climates, such as ......read more
Dubai – 23 Feb 2019: Dubai Customs announced its strategy to tie its plans to the eight principles of governance, endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai following 50 years of success and achievement that characterized His Highness’s tenure.
Immediately after the eight principles were announced, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs ordered the formation of a work team under the supervision of Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department. Work started immediately to tie Dubai Customs indicators and initiatives with the eight principles.
We firmly follow the wise vision of our leadership and the great expectations of turning Dubai into the smartest and happiest city on earth, says Musabih.
Dubai Customs was the first government ......read more
Prize will be presented by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi during the 11th International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM), which attracts leading international scientific figures to Ras Al Khaimah
February 21, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, will on Monday present the inaugural Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi International Prize for Materials Research to internationally renowned scientist Professor C. N. R. Rao.
The Prize, which comprises a gold medal, commemorative plaque and the sum of US$100,000, will be awarded to Professor Rao on the second day of the 11th annual International Workshops on Advanced Materials (IWAM), organized by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Advanced Materials (RAK CAM).
His ......read more
Both parties explore means of cooperation and strengthening partnership to develop services for customers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2019: HE Justice Zaki bin Azmi, Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts), paid a visit to the Dubai Land Department (DLD) where he was welcomed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD. Bin Mejren explained the workflow and the best practices that positioned Dubai seventh place globally in term for property transfer world wide— with the plans of becoming first — in the ease and speed of real estate registration.
This visit came as part of DLD’s eagerness to explore means of cooperation, strengthen relations, and share best global practices and experiences. The DIFC Courts delegation included ......read more
Dubai – 21 February 2019: Dubai Customs provides distinguished services through its different centers including the Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center which deals with massive amounts of goods and personal belongings every day. Alertness and professionalism in dealing with this are very important to help prevent the entry of restricted and prohibited goods into the country.
Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center made around 308,000 declarations and dealt with 298 cases in 2018. These included 160 narcotics smuggling cases, 60 document counterfeiting cases, and 3 cases of smuggling items associated with the practise of witchcraft and sorcery.
During his evening tour to Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs applauded the role inspectors at the center play in foiling any ......read more
Month-long art exhibition presents ingenious workings of the young mind
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher: To the children, I say, we care about you and your dreams… in them we see the future of our world.
February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of Rubu’ Qarn for Creating Leaders and Innovators has inaugurated the sixth Sharjah Children Biennial (SCB)’s art exhibition at Mughaider Children’s Center for Arts in Sharjah today (Wednesday).
On the occasion, Sheikha Jawaher stated that the key message of this edition of the unique artistic celebration is not only to discover new inventors through art, but build future generations powered by their intellect, noble ......read more
The new initiative enhances the efficiency of DLD’s departments and saves customer time and effort
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently announced the launch of the Smart Audit initiative that allows the completion of real estate transactions on the same day.
This comes as part of its tireless efforts to develop and formulate modern 10X initiatives that guarantee the smooth provision of services to its customers, ensuring their comfort. During the first week of the evening audit, more than 112 transactions were implemented, reflecting the success and popularity of this initiative.
Through this highly developed initiative, a customer may conclude any transfer transaction — whether sale, grant, or mortgage — on ......read more
Registrations for Volunteer Globally in Malawi are submitted through the UAE Volunteer Platform
15 UAE-based volunteers will be selected to travel to Kasungu in Malawi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a new destination for its popular volunteering initiative “Volunteer Globally” with the initiative now covering Malawi in addition to Cambodia, Nepal and Senegal. Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally comprises a weeklong mission to set the foundation for a school alongside local communities, whereby volunteers assist in digging, picking, mixing concrete and making bricks. Volunteers also immerse themselves in the local culture, interacting with families, learning local values, and forming positive ......read more
Scores highly for government’s overall change readiness, road quality and technology infrastructure
Dubai, UAE - 20 February 2019: The United Arab Emirates has earned a place in the top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which evaluates how prepared countries are to accommodate driverless vehicles.
The Emirates continue to remain in the top 10 despite the inclusion of five new countries to this year’s study. Overall performance was bolstered by positive consumer opinion with respect to autonomous vehicles (AVs).
When it came to openness toward the concept and technology investments required to make AVs a reality, the study found that the UAE was ahead of many other nations. This year, the Emirates ranked ninth relative to other countries in the AVRI, with ......read more
19 February 2019, Dubai: Emirates Post has issued a reminder to its customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before Thursday, 28 February to avoid late renewal fees and penalties. Customers can simply renew subscriptions via several convenient ways including the Emirates Post website (www.epg.gov.ae), Emirates Post mobile services app or at Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres.
Last December, the leading postal and express delivery provider announced an extended renewal option of up to three years for Post Office Box subscriptions and expanded the reach of its MyHome service, which is now available to residents in villas across all seven emirates not just in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Companies can continue to use their customised P.O. Box rental services to optimise their mail operations and use amenities such as Ezimail, a ......read more
“Hamriyah Free Zone” Promotes its Competitive Advantages and Services at “Gulfood”
UAE, Sharjah, 17 Feb 2019: Hamriyah Free Zone is participating in the “Gulfood 2019” Exhibition in Sharjah, the world’s largest annual event in the Food and Beverage Sector where it will promote the investment advantages and services it offers to local and foreign companies.
As it participates in the 24th edition of the Exhibit that launches (tomorrow Sunday) at the Dubai World Trade Center to conclude on the 21st of February, the Free Zone focuses on marketing its leading project “Sharjah Food Park” with the aim of attracting more local and foreign investors.
HFZA’s pavilion at the Exhibit hosts a number of free zone companies operating in the Food and Beverage Sector as part of its ......read more
Dubai – 16 February 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), created a first of its kind platform based on the accumulative experiences of Dubai Customs. RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows to effectively and transparently manage core customs activities and conduct trade in the global market. The disruptive system has been developed as a flexible, plug-and-play solution that can be deployed and customized based on the customer's requirements. The new system is expected to raise the ranking of the UAE and the countries that will use it on the global indexes, increase revenues, facilitate trade and secure borders and the supply chain.
RIISE, which was developed ......read more
DAFZA to highlight strategic initiatives that support Halal foods industry, including the Halal Industry Guidebook
DAFZA to show optimal storage solutions for F&B companies, within the light industrial units
February 16, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced its participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood, which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Center between 17-21 February, under the theme “The World of Good, The World of Food”.
DAFZA is one of the UAE’s biggest supporters of the Halal food industry, and will highlight its efforts to promote the sector through initiatives such as launching “Dubai Global Gateway to Halal Industries: Your Guide Step by Step” in Arabic, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The guide ......read more
Ajman Free Zone personnel will become certified innovation practitioners through an affiliation with Global Innovation Academy
Ajman, UAE (February 14, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone used its Innovation Forum, marking the UAE’s National Innovation Month, to announce its participation in a global accreditation scheme aimed at strengthening the culture of innovation across all of the organisation’s operations.
The announcement was made at the Digitalized Workplace Forum, Marsa Ajman, by Ali Matar Al Hosani, Human Resources Director for Ajman Free Zone, following addresses by representatives of both local and international companies who place innovation at the centre of their organisations.
Starting from this month, Ajman Free Zone will work closely with The Global ......read more
Greek Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Riyadh by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
New centres opened in light of growing numbers of visa applications to Greece
February 11, 2019
Greece in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, announced the opening of two Visa Application Centres in cities of Riyadh and Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Greece also opened it’s very first visa application centre in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman.
The centres started accepting visa applications for Greece from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman from January 2019. With the launch of these new centres ......read more
Declaration is a follow-up to the official MENA launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2019: The United Arab Emirates witnessed today the announcement of the “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development” at the World Government Summit in Dubai, by Dubai Cares and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC). The “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development,” issued, responds to the growing scientific consensus that children’s early development directs their mental and emotional trajectories throughout life, with major implications for the economy and stability of their communities.
The United Arab Emirates hailed this declaration ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 10 February 2019: Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research’s (ECSSR) silver jubilee. The special-edition stamp celebrates the significant accomplishments of the ECSSR, which has cemented its position as a preeminent think tank since its inception 25 years ago, and supports the plans and vision of our Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “Emirates Post is committed to supporting national institutions and we are proud to issue this commemorative stamp to celebrate 25 successful years of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). ECSSR’s continuous accomplishments, ......read more
The round witnessed a high level of professionalism in an atmosphere of enthusiasm from the teams’ fans
Dubai Police excels with 15 goals against the General Civil Aviation Authority
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th February 2019: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the first qualifying round of its 7th annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ on Wednesday, 6th February 2019. The matches to date revealed a high level of professionalism with a total of 69 scored goals. Round two of the qualifying stage commenced on 6th February and will continue till Monday, 11th February.
In spite of the cold weather, DJI’s football field was filled with large crowds of fans who cheered the teams for providing wonderful, enthusiastic performances and unrivalled encouragement, ......read more
February 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Passengers Operation Department of Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Oman Chamber of Commerce with the aim of exchanging experience between GCC entities and discussing means of customs cooperation.
The visitors were received at terminal (3), Dubai International Airport by Khalifa Malek, Inspection Manager and Salim Al Mazimi, Senior Manager of tariff section. The delegation was headed by Badr bin Saif Al Oufi, Assistant General Manager of Department of Administrative Affairs at Oman Chamber of Commerce and a number of officials.
The visitors toured the place and learnt about different plans and programs in place on handling passengers and luggage and methods used to recognize and seize different restricted, and prohibited goods.
The visitors viewed the world class ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 07 February 2019
The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain has signed a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East. The cooperation agreement states that the company is responsible for organizing exclusive auctions on assets owned by all the departments that fall under the Emirate’s Government.
The agreement was recently signed at the headquarters of the Executive Council of Umm Al Qaiwain, in the presence of Sheikh Saif bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Chairman of the Economic Development Department of Umm Al Qaiwain; and Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Chairman of the Department of Finance in Umm Al Qaiwain. The agreement aims to strengthen the cooperation between the two sides in the field ......read more
Stamp illustrates the country’s supreme humanitarian message for tolerance and coexistence
UAE, 05 February 2019: Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark The Human Fraternity Meeting held in the capital, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church and His Eminence the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Sheikh Al-Azhar.
The commemorative stamp, decorated with the picture of the two prominent religious figures, His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church and the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Sheikh Al-Azhar, reflects the values of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced the suspension of the licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited (MGL) for a period of 12 months, consistent with its aim to protect direct and indirect users of the financial services industry in the DIFC.
MGL’s licence was suspended due to serious concerns related to the adequacy of its human and financial resources, its non-compliance with DFSA rulebook requirements, and its failure to deal with the DFSA in an open and cooperative manner.
Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, commented: “The DFSA will take immediate action to ensure the interests of ......read more
Sharjah – 2 February 2019
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced that the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award 2018 will be revealed on Wednesday during a ceremony organized by the chamber. The award ceremony will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
The announcement took place during a recent meeting between the board of trustees for the award, which was held at the headquarters of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The meeting was headed by HE Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The meeting was also attended by members of the board of trustees for the award, as well as HE Mohamed Ahmed ......read more
Dubai – 2 February 2019: Dubai Customs hit a new record on Smart Dubai Office’s Happiness Meter scoring 97.49%. This is the highest percentage reached by a government department since the launch of the happiness meter, and is above the 95% bar, which is the targeted percentage for client happiness in Dubai by the year 2020.
Dubai Customs topped the medium government entities with 1.75 million votes -21.87% of total number of votes for the happiness meter 2018. Dubai Customs received 1.5 million votes from clients for the quality of online smart services, and this takes 98.23% of the total number of votes given under this category of happiness meter 2018.
Dubai Customs reached this level of client satisfaction and happiness thanks to its responsive interaction with the traders, businessmen, investors and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) is pleased to announce the launch of the next phase of the Global Financial Innovation Network (“GFIN”). The GFIN – a group of 29 international organisations including the DFSA – is inviting applications from firms looking to take part in a testing pilot for innovative financial products, services or business models across more than one jurisdiction.
This pilot cross-border testing follows last year’s consultation on the GFIN that garnered positive feedback for creating an environment that allows firms to simultaneously try and scale new technologies across multiple jurisdictions.
This pilot is as much a trial for GFIN members as it will be for firms that stand to benefit from the opportunity to ......read more
Girl Guides to tour museums as part of week-long training programme.
Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme.
Sharjah, July 11, 2018: The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The ......read more
DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018: Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.
Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.
But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or ......read more
UAE, July 9, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has officially launched the ‘Maharati’ system, a healthcare learning and management system, at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah as part of its continuous efforts to improve the health system and nurture a culture of innovation in the work environment through globally accepted training. Apart from strengthening the ......read more
UAE, 9 July, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recorded an outstanding 5 per cent growth in the number of new and renewed licenses during the first quarter of 2018. The high number of issued commercial licenses reflects the confidence of the local, regional and global investment community in Ajman's competitive economic and investment capabilities and was the ......read more
Dubai, 09 July 2018: Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2018: Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) successfully organized a special workshop aimed at unifying the Emirati's government customer service centres through its TAMM initiative, which looks towards achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government by moving the service delivery model to a more ‘journey-focused' approach. The ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018: Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the ......read more
UAE, July 7, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), held a gathering to discuss the methodology of developing ‘Dubai Legislative Plan 2019,’ which is aimed at the establishment of a more comprehensive and unified framework needed for the creation of pioneering government legislation that is capable of addressing the present ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.
In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding ......read more
UAE, 4 July, 2018- The Youth Council of the Ministry of Health and Prevention at Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Sharjah held its first induction meeting attended by the Ministry’s staff from Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman’s medical districts. The meeting served as a venue for the young members to discuss the Council’s goals, tasks, and future plans to ......read more
More than 300 attendees discussed strategy, performance management, innovation, business continuity, risk management and stakeholder management
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 July 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi City. The forum brought together more than 300 delegates representing a diverse ......read more
In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events
Abu Dhabi, 4 July 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with eight organisations in the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi to offer the best edition of Abu Dhabi Summer ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The technology company The Linde Group and the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries have concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement on the use of membranes for natural gas processing. The two companies will jointly promote membrane technology – Evonik on the membrane and polymer side and Linde’s Engineering Division as the system integrator ......read more
Sharjah, UAE. July 4, 2018: Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project.
Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not ......read more
Farida Al Awadhi: Women are essential to the realisation of UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Plan 2071
Reem BinKaram: Women constitute 70% of university graduates in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The Emirates Business Women Council (Emirates BWC) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have represented the UAE at the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk ......read more
Backed by water conservation technologies and products
Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018: Water is a precious commodity and today, more than ever before, increasingly erratic weather patterns, population increases and changes in lifestyle have put pressure on our water supplies. Hence, it is important that we use water carefully. Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: A total of 1.75m passengers travelled through the Hatta border crossing in 2017, and more than 152,000 declarations were carried out, and 3904 seizures.
Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management at Dubai Customs said that Hatta border crossing plays a major role in enhancing trade and passenger movement between Dubai and Oman ......read more
Lamsa is the largest Arabic language children’s education app in the region
To encourage youngsters to continue expanding their knowledge through new avenues of creativity, in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 2, 2018: The Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), operated by the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) explores ......read more
Over 150,000 Jafza-based employees to benefit with visa transaction time cut to 24 hours
Sultan Bin Sulayem : New phase of cooperation to enhance processes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd July 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the region’s trade enabler and leading business hub, today signed a cooperation agreement with the General Directorate of Residency and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018: Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) augmented its partnership with trade and business groups in Dubai through an open dialogue with them in the quarterly Consultative Council organized recently.
The Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting was headed by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and ......read more
In each of the 10 editions, volunteers will provide essential care and engaging in fun activities to positively impact children
First edition took place today with the participation of 20 volunteers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 June 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced that it will be hosting 10 editions of its ......read more
Dubai – 30 June 2018: Dubai Customs’ Training Center organized a two-day fitness workshop which was attended by 20 employees, a number of partners and people of determination from RAK Club. The sports workshop aimed at improving employees’ fitness and raising awareness around the importance of a healthy active lifestyle. The workshop was led by Haithum Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018: In the wake of Saudi Arabia lifting its female driving ban, Executive VP of the Saudi Sports Authority Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud joins CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss the future of women’s rights in the country.
Key quotes below:
On the lifting of the female driving ban:
“To be able to experience in my ......read more
“It is estimated that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute 40 per cent to Dubai’s GDP and employ 42 per cent of the total workforce. The significance of such enterprises must not be overlooked as they are responsible for substantial employment and income generation opportunities across the world, thus playing a major role in poverty alleviation, socio-economic and ......read more
UAE, June 26 2018- Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Surour, Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai and Chairman of the Taqdeer Awards, has announced the launch of this year’s edition of the Awards, which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of ......read more
UAE, 26 June 2018- Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully organized a brainstorming session recently to review its Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 and to discuss its vision to lead the vehicle maintenance services with high quality and efficiency. Held under the CEO of His Excellency (H.E.) Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwei, Executive Manager, DGW, the sessions saw the participation of all of its ......read more
WTS, an initiative of the International Institute of Tolerance, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, follows the announcement of the International Day of Tolerance and will be held from November 15-16, 2018 attracting global leaders to forge collaboration for productive pluralism
UAE is the first country in the world to appoint Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, ......read more
Dubai – 25 June 2018: Dubai Customs Training Center organized 6 training workshops during the first quarter of 2018 as part of its efforts to develop inspectors’ skills in combating smuggling and illegitimate trade. The courses targeted 100 officers who learnt about the latest methods of recognizing different types of drugs and chemical precursors and latest methods of combating ......read more
Dubai – 25 June 2018: Marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26 June, Dubai Customs announced its latest figures for drug seizures made in January to 22nd June.
It made 540 seizures: Coastal Customs Centre Management made 4 seizures, Air Customs Centre Management made 23 seizures, Land Customs Centre Management made ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced up to 70 per cent reduction on licensing and incorporation fees within the DWTC Authority (DWTCA), a free zone offering offshore licenses for businesses, and One Central, the world-class lifestyle development at the heart of Dubai’s Central Business District, to spur business and benefit multi-sector growth. ......read more
Abu Dhabi, June 24, 2018/ADNEC/ The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced its partnership with SEHA as Official Healthcare Provider for the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018, which will be held from 17th to 20th October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. SEHA will be present at the show with a fully equipped mobile clinic and ......read more
GDP, salaries of male and female workers, and growth by sector to feature in survey findings
Sharjah, June 19, 2018: The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has announced the launch of a new economic survey project in Sharjah, which aims to offer a real-time analysis of sector-by-sector growth and transformation in the emirate, highlighting the ......read more
By Sean Hird
Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018: The UAE has always been an engine for change in the Middle East and the next big transformation is just around the corner.
Changes in business and residency law are planned which will have sweeping effects on the lives of non-Emirati residents.
They will affect how we do business, where we live, how we invest and, ......read more
Innovative Positioning Beacon Will Increase Soldier Survivability
Dubai, United Arab Emirates June 18, 2018: Orolia, a world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, announced that its subsidiary McMurdo Inc. was awarded a $33,986,800 contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) for the US Army. This PRD is a dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal ......read more
‘MyDubai Experience’ enables passengers to virtually explore Dubai
Interactive and immersive digital installation draws on wide array of content to optimally showcase Dubai’s destination offerings
Passengers register to receive free personalised stopover itineraries plus entry into monthly competition offering a chance to win their luxury holiday in Dubai
Dubai, UAE; ......read more
Dubai – 18 June 2018: Dubai Customs received a Chinese delegation this morning who came to learn about Dubai Customs’ experience in developing and disrupting customs business. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed the Chinese delegates who came from Yiwu City in Zhejiang Province.
From Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 June 2018: Indian businessman Mohammed Aref aided Faraj Fund in freeing 560 prison inmates by providing flight tickets which will facilitate the recipients’ return to their home countries.
The generous gesture expresses his commitment to philanthropy during Ramadan and was regarded to be one of the most commended initiatives carried out during ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Initiatives, has partnered with Idealz Enterprises LLC to promote charitable donations through a unique incentive scheme. Idealz, founded in 2016 by Jad Toubayly and Easa Al Gurg, is a unique ecommerce store which sells self-branded sport-chic apparel and stationery. Customers join the ......read more
By partnering with leading international companies to develop the expertise of the programme’s participants
Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018: In conjunction with 'Zayed Humanitarian Day' and the ‘Year of Zayed’, The Dubai Business Women Council has partnered with leading international companies to offer the 'Spirit of Zayed' mentorship programme, which ......read more
GSK launches a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, supported by the Year of Zayed, to further values of sustainability and human development
Out of the 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags distributed by 130 GSK volunteers, 2,500 were given to people in the UAE
Dubai, 12 June 2018: In the spirit of Ramadan and in line with the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, ......read more
Call marks the ILO World Day Against Child Labour
Jawaher Al Qasimi:
Respect for the rights of children is a humanitarian commitment and a definitive requirement in civilised societies
The world’s reform begins with a happy childhood rich with love and care
Sharjah, June 11, 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al ......read more
Iconic mascots Omeir and Ghbeisha to interact with kids and visitors at Dubai’s City Walk
Dubai, 11 June 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is promoting the generous custom of distributing Eidia or money handed to kids on the first day of Eid, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Leading this event are HHC’s iconic mascots ......read more
UAE, June 11, 2018: Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation, has launched a fundraising campaign for Rohingya Refugees who have fled targeted violence in Myanmar for refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
This campaign was launched to support MSF’s medical operations for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar. So far, MSF has created 10 ......read more
Dubai Tourism announces full-line up of summer sales, events and promotions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 10 June 2018: Offering an exciting six-week programme of summer activities sure to keep both residents and tourists entertained, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai’s annual summer festival will return to the city from 22 June – 4 August 2018.
With just over two ......read more
The partnership is part of the global Colgate Save Water campaign with Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps
Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Continuing its long-standing commitment to saving water, the Colgate-Palmolive Company has launched a new partnership with Surge Middle East - a global non-profit organization for water, sanitation, and hygiene projects - to raise awareness ......read more
UAE, 09 June 2018 - Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced a donation of a bus to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), which will be used as a transportation facility for students participating in the SMCCU-organized learning programs and educational field trips. The move falls in line with the ‘Year ......read more
UAE, 9 June 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently visited the Al Amal Hospital for Mental Health in Dubai and the Dibba Al Hosn Health Centre. Accompanied by H.E. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector, the visit is part of the Ministry's regular inspection of ......read more
Total economic output from large scale events grows 8% to generate AED 22.5 billion from 103 large-scale events
Sales within MICE sector drive more than four-times value in overall non-trade business activity and support over 84,000 jobs
International participants contribute 75% of direct economic output – Spending nine-times more per event than domestic ......read more