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Ma'an Rolls Out New Program to Get Abu Dhabi Community Involved in Making a Social Impact

Abu Dhabi, 22 August 2019:   A new initiative to engage the Abu Dhabi community with solving social challenges has been launched today by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. Rolling out from September, Ma’an’s Community Engagement Program –provide individuals, government entities, companies and not-for-profit associations, with strategic direction on how people can contribute to social causes. Forming a key pillar of the Authority’s mandate, Ma’an will work to offer more meaningful volunteering opportunities that directly address the social needs and priorities of the Capital. Key groups that Community Engagement Program aims to support include people of determination, seniors, children, women and vulnerable groups. Marking World Senior Citizen’s Day, Her ......read more

the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Launches New Artist-in-residence Program

• The Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its Artist-in-Residence program and is accepting proposals for its first cohort until August 31st, 2019 • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant submissions deadline has been extended until August 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee has extended the deadline for digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until August 31st, 2019    Ras Al Khaimah, August 18, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its new Artist-in-Residence program and has issued an extended call for submissions for two of its other arts and culture initiatives: the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival and the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant. These opportunities ......read more

Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers

August 8th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  The spirit of sacrifice, generosity and the desire to bring a smile on the faces of the less privileged came to the fore as the young children of British Orchard Nursery put together almost 200 Eid packages for labourers in Dubai. The packages which were distributed to construction workers included calling cards for international dialling, caps to protect from the sun, hygiene products like shaving creams and deodorants, fruits, dates, water, juices and laban.  Labourers were particularly happy to receive calling cards which gives them a great opportunity to call their families back home on the occasion of Eid al Adha.  “Living away from families on a joyous occasion like Eid can be quite difficult. The Eid gifts were little tokens from the BON children to appreciate the hard ......read more

An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter

37,906 Fatwa issued by IACAD during the second quarter of 2019 Dubai, 8 August, 2019:  The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) issued 37,906 oral Fatwa through Ifta department of IACAD during the second quarter of 2019. As many as 171 visitors wishing to obtain Fatwa on various subjects were received, and a special team of 16 muftis (males and females) answered questions about various religious, jurisprudential and Sharia topics.  The data issued by the Ifta department for the second quarter of 2019 indicates that 12,831 questions were raised, accounting for about 34% of the total queries. The number of questions on general matters reached 6,314, which is 16.6% of the total, while queries related to Dunya issues (day-to-day operations) reached 5,040, accounting for 13.2% of the ......read more

DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt

Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to enhance the relationship and cooperation between both institutions and facilitate the performance of their respective supervisory tasks and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, combatting financial crime, conducting consolidated supervision of common firms and discussing crisis management. The MoU was signed by Mr Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, in Dubai on 28 July 2019 and by H. E. Tarek Amer, Governor of the CBE, in Egypt.  Bryan Stirewalt said: “We are honoured to be working hand in hand with the Central Bank of Egypt. This MoU will enhance the cooperation and relationship ......read more

SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspirations in the Emirate of Sharjah

Sharjah, 7 August 2019: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) held recently at its headquarters a coordination meeting with the Sharjah Police with the participation of representatives from a number of local departments.  The meeting aimed to discuss the launch of a number of community initiatives, as well as to strengthen the constant cooperation between the SCCI and the Sharjah Police.  This would help contribute to integrating the concerted efforts to realize the economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the relentless pursuit of serving the society in general and the business community in particular. Present at the meeting were Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the ......read more

Dubai Customs foils smuggling 274,000 captagon pills

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    Dubai Customs foiled a drug smuggling attempt in which the smugglers concealed the drugs in the fuel tank of their vessel. They thought inspectors will not search in that hot spot of the vessel near the engine which can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius.  The confused dhow captain aroused the suspections of the inspectors who has high experience and training in body language. Thorough inspections led to uncover 137 plastic bags that contained 274,000 Captagon pills. This is the second biggest drug seizure for the Coastal Customs Centers Management after the seizure of 783,800 captagon pills in 2018. There were 8 drug seizures in 2018.  This reflects the very important role Dubai Customs plays in protecting society and securing borders as part of its vision of ......read more

Dubai Cares supports research to develop a learning framework that safeguards continuous quality education for children affected by crisis

• Dubai Cares’ AED 1.1 million (USD 300,000) contribution is part of an AED 18.35 million (USD 5 million) commitment made last year towards UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ • The 2-year research is spearheaded by UNICEF, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Microsoft and other key educational partners   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 4 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a two-year research and design phase of a project that aims to provide continuous quality education for children whose education has been disrupted by rapid onset or protracted crises.   The research explores the development of a global quality learning curriculum framework that is referred to as a ......read more

Ahmad Al Abdulla Supports ‘Eid in Your Home' Initiative by DLD to Facilitate Release of 22 Detainees in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    On occasion of Eid Al Adha under the initiative ‘Eid in Your Home’, Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of New Dubai Properties, collaborated with Dubai Land Department (DLD), to facilitate release of 22 detainees with rental cases through his generous donation.  Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, said, “Our support to this cause is an expression of the spirit of humanity that characterises Dubai and its citizens. People caught in rent-related cases are not criminals but ordinary human beings who have suffered difficult circumstances that have led to this situation. We are glad they will be home to celebrate Eid Al Adha with the families.” Eid in Your Home is the first of its kind charitable initiative in Dubai in keeping with the pillars of the Year of ......read more

Dubai Customs, handles 3.9m passengers and 7.2m bags in Terminal (1), DXB International Airport in H1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:     During his evening tour to Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih urged employees to go above and beyond in order to provide passengers at the busiest airport in the world with the best smart services, and take all procedures to ensure highest levels of security, especially in summer and Eid holidays.    “Following the 50-year charter, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to contribute towards a vision that sees Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth, Dubai Customs offers passengers into Dubai airports the best and most advanced services” Musabih said. Musabih was accompanied in his visit to ......read more

MoHAP Reveals its Plans for Providing Best Medical Services for Pilgrims During Hajj Season

Abu Dhabi/ Dubai, August 3rd, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the departure of the medical mission to Saudi Arabia to accompany the UAE’s hajj official mission. The medical mission consists of 70 doctors, nurses, and administrators. The medical mission will be providing the entire healthcare services and offering preventive and medical advice for pilgrims.  Database for Pilgrims and Medical Team for Rapid Intervention Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center and Head of MoHAP’s Hajj Medical Mission, explained that the preparatory mission arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 25. Al Zarouni pointed out that the medical staff comprises specialized competencies which have been trained to provide medical and ......read more

Undersecretary of MoHAP and Nicaraguan Health Minister Hold Meeting to Discuss Means of Boosting Cooperation in Healthcare Field

Dubai, Aug 1st, 2019 The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Undersecretary (MoHAP’s Undersecretary), HE Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, received a high-ranking Nicaraguan delegation headed by the Minister of Health, Sonia Castro Gonzalez. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of boosting cooperation in the healthcare services field, exchanging visits, harnessing the UAE’s expertise in the preventive health system and reducing non-communicable diseases. In addition to the possibility of establishing private pharmaceutical plants and hospitals in Nicaragua, dispatching medical teams to contribute to the treatment of some medical cases and learning about Nicaragua’s experience in kidney transplant. The meeting was also attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the ......read more

Deadline Extended for Applications for 3rd Edition of Futurism Programme

Due to high demand, applications will now close for submission on Monday 5 August, 9am UAE time Start-ups from all over the world invited to complete their applications, to showcase entrepreneurial spirit with innovative technology solutions for the travel and tourism sector   Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2019: The deadline for technology start-ups to enter this year’s international Futurism Programme, a zero-equity accelerator initiative launched by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), will now close on Monday 5 August 2019 at 9am UAE time.    With the aim to boost technology innovation within the tourism industry and further position Dubai as a leading international technology hub for start-ups, the 3rd edition of the annual Futurism Programme, which is being run in ......read more

RAKEZ clients enjoy exclusive banking benefits with Mashreq

Ras Al Khaimah, 31 July 2019: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the UAE, have signed a collaboration agreement at RAKEZ headquarters today, that opens up RAKEZ clients to special banking benefits and solutions particularly designed for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With the agreement signed by RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad and Mashreq Head of Business Banking Rohit Garg, RAKEZ clients are guaranteed to experience fast-track account openings with support from a dedicated team. In addition, RAKEZ clients will have access to wide-ranging portfolio of Mashreq products, including account openings, transactions and financial services.  “When you’re running a business, having a bank that you can rely on is just as important as choosing the ideal place to grow ......read more

Business as usual as Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre undergoes refurbishment

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2019:  Emirates Post has announced that the Dubai Central Happiness Centre at Karama will undergo a refurbishment, which commences on Sunday, 04 August 2019. Office hours will remain the same and services will continue as usual but operations will be temporarily relocated to the mezzanine floor and corner side-office from the main hall. Customers are advised to follow the wayfinding directions on arrival at the centre.   The Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre will receive a modern upgrade to ensure an improved and streamlined experience for customers. The updated interior will also provide a more comfortable look and feel as well as additional customer information for added convenience.    HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said, ......read more

Climate Innovation Starts in Dubai

Dubai Carbon Develops Radical New Update for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Methodology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2019:  Dubai Carbon’s mission to transform Dubai’s sustainability status is positively impacting countries around the globe, after it recently submitted a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology for review to a panel at the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The methodology update has been accepted and published by the UNFCCC Executive Board. In this case, a methodology is an in-depth algorithm researched and studied to calculate emissions for specific activities. The UNFCCC’s methodology has now been updated with the developments from Dubai Carbon, and is available to be utilised by countries worldwide as they work towards ......read more

MoHAP Holds Workshop for its Staff on Emergency Response and Crisis Management

Dubai, July 30th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently organized a workshop on emergency response and crisis management. The workshop was held in coordination with the Emirates Foundation “Sanid”, with the participation of employees from all medical districts. The event comes within the context of the regular updating of the plans and programs for strengthening the readiness and flexibility of MoHAP’s facilities in terms of confronting various risks, developing the efficiency and effectiveness of the key processes in the management of emergencies, crises and disasters, and raising the awareness of MoHAP staff upon dealing with crises and emergencies. The three-day workshop aimed at qualifying the employees on the readiness and preparedness for emergency cases and safety enhancement, ......read more

Dubai Customs announces achievements in 2Q 2019

Dubai – 30 July 2019: Dubai Customs announced its new achievements in 2Q 2019 as a leading customs organization that supports sustainable economic development in the UAE.  “We go above and beyond in fulfilment of our vision of becoming the leading customs administration in the world supporting legitimate trade and following the directives and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai” Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said. “We are applying and adopting the latest AI applications to enhance and upgrade our services and facilities to our clients. This includes carrying out a number of ambitious projects and engaging in the emirate’s bold initiatives such as Dubai Silk Road, one of the 50-year charter ......read more

Statement in response to media feedback on classification of the UAE among the developed countries in the WTO

Abu Dhabi, July 30, 2019   The United States submitted a communication to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under document WT/GC/W/757 “An undifferentiated WTO: self-declared development status risks institutional irrelevance.” This paper says countries at the WTO should not be allowed to self-declare themselves as “developing countries.” US also notes that developed countries have been severely disadvantaged in the WTO system due to Special and Differential Treatment (S&D) flexibilities that all developing countries enjoy.   Under the existing WTO conventions, S&D gives developing countries unilateral flexibility in implementing obligations and enjoins developed countries to treat them favorably. S&Ds are categorized into four:  Longer time periods for implementation ......read more

More than 90,000 beneficiaries of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture programs in 2018

3,635  activities were organized in cooperation with 291 government and private bodies Dubai, 29 July, 2019: As part of its cultural and humanitarian role to spread Islamic culture and values in society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai has announced that it organized 3,635 activities in 2018, benefiting 91,997 people from different nationalities. The centre noted that its activities spanned from lessons, lectures, workshops, educational and cultural courses over the past year. The centre worked with 291 government and private bodies to carry out its activities in 2018. As many as 90 lecturers from within and outside the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department participated in the lectures and seminars that were organized. The ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils Details of August Schedule for Visiting Consultants Program

Dubai, July 29th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled today details of the August Schedule of its Visiting Consultants Program, which features an elite group of medical consultants including: Interventional Cardiology, Rheumatology, adult & pediatric Neurosurgery, as well as Pulmonology.  August Visiting Consultants will visit Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, Obaidullah Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah Hospital. In this context, Dr. Sultan Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, said: “MoHAP is always keen on the diversification of consultants’ specialties and the selection of the best medical competencies to fulfill our patients’ needs at MoHAP’s hospitals. Through this program, we are striving to achieve the best outcomes, in line with ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Receives High-Level Delegation from AstraZeneca

During a Visit to Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children and the first-of-kind Asthma room relies Sharjah, July 27th, 2019 Within the framework of strengthening the strategic partnership, fostering cooperation and exchanging experience, a high-level delegation from AstraZeneca conducted a visit to Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to learn closely about hospital facilities, its specialized departments and the level of the diagnostic and therapeutic services provided at the hospital. The delegation was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector. During the tour, Dr. Al Serkal briefed Mr. Leon Wang, the Executive Vice-President, International, AstraZeneca, head of the Health Innovation Center in Wuxi, China, on the hospital’s vital medical ......read more

DLD launches integrated system for real estate governance

The new customer-centric Mollak system targets co-owned properties in Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), launched a first-of-its-kind electronic system titled ‘Mollak’ that incorporates innovations to ensure that justice and transparency are maintained. DLD prioritises customer satisfaction and happiness, in line with national strategies, and developed this system to help co-owned property owners and ascertain smooth and easy operations with their property managers.   The system provides a new and integrated system to monitor accounts related to service charges in these projects by relying on the financial accounts operating according to the mechanism of the escrow account. The system operates ......read more

Dubai Customs seizes 800,000 Captagon pills in Port of Jebel Ali

Dubai – 27 July 2019:  Dubai Customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle 800,000 Captagon pills into the country in a special seizure called ‘International Day Against Drugs Operation’. The drug haul was found concealed in the fuel tank of a boat shipment coming to the Port of Jebel Ali.  It all started when Customs Intelligence officers became suspicious of an inbound shipment to Jebel Ali Port that was flagged by the Risk Engine system as a high-risk container consignment containing a boat shipped from an Arab country.    A team was formed from Special Tasks staff of Customs Intelligence Department and inspection officers at Jebel Ali Customs Inspection Center to carefully track down the movement of the shipment. Upon scanning the container using the Advanced Container Scanning System, an ......read more

DLD releases prisoners of rental cases through the ‘Eid in your home' initiative

RDC launches the initiative with Dubai Police thanks to a generous donation from an Emirati businessman     Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its judicial arm the Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), announced the launch of a new initiative under the slogan ‘Eid in your home,’ in line with ‘Year of Tolerance,’ to help release all convicted prisoners in rental cases in Dubai in conjunction with the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday.   The initiative was announced after a meeting that included HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of the DLD; Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation; and HE Judge Abdul Qader Musa, Chairman of RDC. A young Emirati businessman, Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ansari, donated a ......read more

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

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

How the world searched for 2018…

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

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

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

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

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

Immigration Amnesty Extended Further…

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

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

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

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

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

Director of Dubai Customs inspects facilities at Dubai Airport…

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

Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives…

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

Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018…

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

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

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

Green Hope's November Advocacy…

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

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

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

PCFC celebrates 47th National Day…

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

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

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

DWTC Leads with Sustainability and Energy Diversification Initiatives…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DP World Headquarters achieves carbon neutrality…

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

PCFC showcases its achievements on Smart Dubai stand in Barcelona…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project…

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

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk…

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time…

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled…

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  ......read more

Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed…

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will ......read more

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

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