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Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Center Concludes Cooperation Agreements with the Scandinavian States

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:23 /1  /2020: Ibrahim Shawki Gohar, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Chairman Center met yesterday Sven Otto Littorin, former Minister of Labour in Sweden, and Adviser of the Minister of Labour and Social Development in Saudi Arabia at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Secretary General briefed the delegate with the goals and responsibilities of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration  Center; the meeting also discussed the way of reinforcing the cooperation between the sides, to enhance the role of the centre in future, and to develop a mechanism to establish the cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Centre and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, ......read more

29,954 beneficiaries of Islamic Culture Centres in 2019

With a 150% increase there were   Dubai, 22 January 2020: The Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that there were 29,954 beneficiaries of Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres in 2019 - an increase of 150% compared to 2018. As many as 1,763 students - in both centres - were females, according to the department’s statistics.    Hamda Ahmed Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes, applauded the lecturers, employees, and all those who collaborated with the centres. She also praised the students at Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres. She noted that collaboration was the key to success over the past year and supported the centres' objectives to spread ......read more

New national brand logo to bring UAE's global image to new heights, says veteran PR practitioner

The new brand vision to attract more tourists, investors, trade partners, and best talents   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:    The new logo that will represent the unique and inspiring journey and values of the UAE and its people on the global stage to the world has been recently released. The project launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will set the stage for the Emirates to bring its international standing, image, and reputation to new heights, according to Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue PR & Marketing Communications.  “The logo is a fitting representative of the ......read more

Dubai Customs to kick off 3rd UAE Customs Week with 30 events

Dubai – 20 Jan 2020:   Under the title "Dubai Customs driving sustainability" Dubai Customs is geared up to launch its “3rd Dubai Customs Week" from 26th to 30th January. The event will focus on raising awareness around customs role in enhancing sustainability.  The activities will kick off with a celebration of the International Customs Day, which is celebrated worldwide on 26th January every year. There will be 30 awareness activities, run by different customs departments in Dubai Customs, that target partners, clients and society at large.   Commenting on the event, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department said:  “We have diverse activities this year that will help us enhance our partnership with different society categories ......read more

Commentary by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren on the Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys

HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren Director General – Dubai Land Department At Dubai Land Department (DLD), we followed with unprecedented care the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys. We support and value the Dubai Executive Council's Government Excellence Program under the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. we would like to emphasize the constants that guide good leadership. We would like to affirm the constants that drive our wise leadership, especially those that aim to raise customer happiness and their satisfaction with the services provided, embodying them in development initiatives that guarantee the improvement in the government performance system. In this context, after ......read more

Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ recently signed 2 memorandum of understanding with ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’, the first non-profitable authorized humanitarian organization that provides shelter and care in the UAE to the victims of domestic abuse, violence, child abuse and the victims of human trafficking. The first MoU states golden sponsorship for the World Day Campaign to reduce the violence against women and raise awareness about the issue, and the second concerns the expansion of green homes project that will contribute to providing a sustainable source of income to assist these groups, which are looked after by the foundation.    The agreement was signed between H.E Afra Al Basti, the Director ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan honours 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadets during graduation ceremony

Several top leaders, dignitaries & military attachés from various countries’ embassies attend the ceremony Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 16 January 2020:  The graduation ceremony of the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy officers was held recently in the presence of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The gala ceremony took place at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai. The ceremony began with the national anthem, followed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s inspection of the graduating officers’ row, which had been at the very front. After the inspection, Brigadier Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi delivered a speech on the significance of the occasion, in which he referred to the integration of modern technologies in academic programs and training. He ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces extension to deadline for entries to the Middle East's first Stevie® Awards

• ‘Business Oscars’ to be held in Ras Al Khaimah  • Introductory Workshops for Participants   • Stevie Awards is open to Government, private, profit and non-profit organizations   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 16 January, 2020: Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards, which is known widely as the ‘business Oscars’, has announced an extension to the deadline for entries to its first Middle East Stevie Awards until January 22, 2020.    Due to an overwhelming response from businesses looking to participate, Stevie Award organizers opted to extend the deadline to allow more time for entries from across the MENA region.    The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the ......read more

NEW PARTNERSHIP FORGED BETWEEN MA'AN AND ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES AND TRANSPORT TO DEVELOP SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS

Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) signed between the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport to identify new social projects which could be funded under the innovative financing scheme    Abu Dhabi, 16 January 2019: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport have today announced a new Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) that will see the two government organizations work together to progress the introduction of the Social Impact Bonds system of financing social impact projects. The MoC ceremony was attended by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree placing Dubai government sports organisations under Dubai Sports Council's supervision

Hamdan Bin Mohammed issues decree on the organization of sports institutions and sports events in the Emirate of Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:   In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, has issued Decree No. 1 of 2020 placing Dubai government sports organisations under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council. The Decree states that government sports organisations, including those established or annexed through a legislation, will be supervised by the Dubai Sports Council, except for Dubai Equestrian Club, Dubai Racing Club, Dubai Camel Racing Club and any sports establishment exempted from such supervision by a decision of the Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin ......read more

1,248 beneficiaries of the Department of Students' Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture in 2019

49 nationalities from 6 continents   Dubai, 13 January 2020:   Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 1,248 students, of 49 nationalities, from 6 continents, benefited from the courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs at the center in 2019. The center’s data indicated that students were between 9 to 72 years of age, which underscores the inclusive nature of the center’s courses.   Courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs last year included special courses for residents of the UAE, including Filipinos, Pakistanis, Indians, Singaporean, French, Turkish and Ethiopian nationals. Furthermore, New Muslims courses, Ramadan Forum, Children Summer courses, and ......read more

Saud Al Mazrouei: 2020 budget highlights Sharjah's commitment to growth, development and progress

Sharjah, 13 January 2020:    The Emirate of Sharjah is experiencing strong economic growth and moving strongly towards further development and progress, said HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE).   Al Mazrouei made his remarks on the occasion of approving the Emirate’s largest ever general budget on Sunday by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The director affirmed that Sharjah is progressing towards greater economic improvements thanks to the wise vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, adding that the 2020 budget, which comes in line with the government spending plans and infrastructure projects, will give an additional boost to local ......read more

Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 Aims to Raise Funds to Improve Health and Well-being of 74,000 Syrian Refugees

• Taking place on 23 January, 2020 at Emirates Palace • Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance • Held in benefit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon • UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Helena Christensen and UNHCR High Profile Supporter Kat Graham to attend     United Arab Emirates; January 12, 2020:   Following the success of the inaugural 2019 ball, Abu Dhabi based collective Sawtouna is hosting this year’s event with the aim of helping to cover primary healthcare for 74,000 Syrian refugee women and children displaced in Lebanon. Taking place on Thursday 23 January at the prestigious Emirates Palace, the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan ......read more

Stage set for 16th SteelFab 2020 at Expo Centre Sharjah

Sharjah, 11 January 2020:  Technology is set to take centre stage as the region’s premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry event gets ready to roll on Monday (Jan 13) at Expo Centre Sharjah. A trusted platform for the past 16 years, the four-day SteelFab 2020 will once again become a gateway for latest technology and innovations from across the world, besides serving as an important platform for the regional fabrication industry to meet, network and share experiences. More than 300 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event, and they will be displaying more than 700 international brands of machinery and equipment at nearly 20,000 sq m of premier exhibition space. “Manufacturing is the growth engine of our economy; the steady growth seen over the ......read more

MoHAP Unveils its Visiting Consultants Program for January 2020

Dubai, January 11, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, had recently announced its Visiting Consultants Program for the month of January 2020. An elite group of more than 23 consultants are visiting 10 of MoHAP’s hospitals to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services in accordance with the best international practices. The 10 hospitals are; Al Qasimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital (Sharjah), KhorFakkan Hosptial and Al Qasimi Hospital for Women & Children, Saqr Hospital & RAK Physiotherapy and Sports Medical Center in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals, and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai. Twenty Medical Specialties  The doctors’ specialties comprise 20 vital specialties including; Cardiology (Ecocardiography), orthopedics (Hand & upper extremities), interventional ......read more

Creek Customs and Deira Wharfage Centers dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019

Musabih:  Maritime sector is essential for the local economy Dubai – 08 January 2020: Figures released by Dubai Customs showed that the Creek Customs Center and Diera Wharfage Center have dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019 compared to 15,603 in 2018.   During his evening tour to the two centers, Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients have contributed significantly in facilitating traffic of vessels and speeding up the declaration process.  “At Dubai Customs we keep developing our services, and this helps our different customs centers, including the Creek and Deira Wharfage Centers, achieve the overall vision of securing the borders and supporting legitimate trade.  In his evening tour, Musabih was accompanied by ......read more

Tabreed increases its stake in Saudi Tabreed to 28%

Saudi Tabreed commissions the 20,000 RT King Khalid International Airport plant   January 02, 2020:    The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, has acquired an additional 8 percent stake in Saudi Tabreed, its district cooling investment vehicle in Saudi Arabia held jointly by Vision Invest (formerly ACWA Holding), IDB Infrastructure Fund II of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and others, bringing its ownership up to 28 percent. Khaled Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, said: “This acquisition underscores our commitment to supporting and fulfilling the current and future infrastructure needs of large scale developments throughout the Middle East and further cements our position as a leading international ......read more

Exciting Discounts, Valuable Prizes, and Unprecedented Deals Await Visitors to Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020

Sharjah, December 31, 2019: The new season of the Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in association with the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Municipality, and Sharjah Commerce &Tourism Development Authority, has kicked today Wednesday and will run until February 16. The eagerly-awaited event is featuring numerous activities and exciting discounts of up to 75%. This is in addition to raffle draws on valuable prizes offered by the shopping malls participating in the event. This year’s edition of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 is seeing new and interesting activities such as the Food Festival at Matajer Al Juraina, besides several recreational activities launched by the SCCI that match all age groups from Sharjah residents and visitors, ......read more

The World's Tallest Building Captivates the Globe with Spectacular New Year's Eve Show in Downtown Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:  Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa, wowed over 2 billion people across the globe with a breathtaking pyrotechnic show on the world’s tallest building to ring in 2020. In a mesmerising story, the Burj Khalifa transformed through animation, light, sounds and a synchronized fountain show taking viewers on a journey at the onset of a new decade.  Following the traditional 10 second digital countdown on the lit façade of Burj Khalifa, the clock struck midnight, signilling the Downtown Dubai skyline to be filled with a flurry of fireworks and colour for a record-breaking eight-minute and fourty three second-long show. Those lucky enough to view the show, were treated to the longest set of consecutive fireworks in the history of the Burj Khalifa NYE shows, timed at ......read more

The Ups Foundation Flies Urgent Relief From UAE to Flood-stricken Somalia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS), in collaboration with UNHCR, announces the delivery of close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from homes. The relief efforts and collaborations in Somalia are just the latest in UPS’s history of supporting communities in times of need. In 2018, UPS and The UPS Foundation responded to 29 major world disasters and invested $16 million in funding, in-kind, and technical support for community safety initiatives that included disaster preparedness and urgent response, recovery and public health system strengthening. Relief spanned 71 countries across continents around the globe. 

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2019 ends and 2020 begins on a high note with the opening of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah

Dubai, 31 December 2019:   To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions on Monday at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   The new season of the annual heritage sport, held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, kicked off with the RC (remote controlled) airplane for the Sheikhs and General Public categories. In the hotly-contested Sheikhs category, Team F3 finished at first place after Rashid bin Mejren’s falcon topped the chart with 1.11 minutes, followed by M7 team (led by Mustafa Al-Mas) at second place with a time of 1.12 minutes. Finishing in third place was ‘Fox 1’ for the ......read more

Emirates Post issues special commemorative stamps to mark 110 years of postal services in the UAE

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2019:   Emirates Post issued a series of distinctive commemorative stamps to celebrate 110 years of postal services in the country, which began with the opening of the first postal office in Dubai.  Commenting on this special issuance, HE Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “The Post’s history plays a prominent role in introducing the civilization as well as the cultural and social traditions of the country, and documenting with stamps the heritage and customs of its people throughout time. We are proud to issue this commemorative stamp to celebrate 110 years of the launch of postal services in the UAE and the impact it had on the social and economic history of our nation, marking the moment when it began opening up to the ......read more

Emirates Post encourages customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February

Corporate PO Box can now be linked to Trade License  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019: Emirates Post has announced that customers can renew their PO Box subscriptions starting today and encourages them to do so before 29 February 2020. Customers can renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.epg.gov.ae or the EPG Mobile Services app. Customers have the opportunity as from now to subscribe for three years instead of one.  Customers living in a villa across the UAE, can choose MyHome and have their mail delivered once or twice a week - based on the subscription package - to a dedicated PO Box installed at their villa gate or door. Customers can opt to keep their existing PO Box number when upgrading to MyHome subscriptions.  Individuals with PO Box ......read more

Middle East chefs spread the word on the quality of European butter

Dubai-based chefs Dima Hamati and Waseem Aleisa and Saudi Arabia-based chef Ahmad Fraijeh have had recipes using the finest French butter published in an exclusive industry recipe book.    29th December 2019:   Three Middle East-based chefs have been selected by CNIEL, The French Dairy Board, and the European Union to feature in a prominent recipe book, showcasing the depth in quality and taste of European butter. The recipe book, which comes in an easy to use magazine format, features advice, recipe suggestions using the finest European butter as well as a history of how butter is made and why the unique method has remained the same for centuries. Dubai-based chef Dima Hamati, who was born in England to Lebanese parents, developed her skills at the French Culinary Institute of New York before undertaking ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Unilever empower young eco-activists working towards a sustainable future

• His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi urges youth and industry to change attitudes towards plastic consumption and waste management as the only viable solution to the plastic issue • Young activists present their expectations and recommendations to the brands and the companies behind them Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019 – Unilever Gulf organized a working session with 30 young environmental activists from various GEMS Education schools in Dubai and American University of Sharjah, where the activists shared their expectations and proposed solutions to the plastic waste issue to His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The session was also attended by private sector representatives and NGOs. Around the world, people are increasingly opting ......read more

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Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomes DGEP Coordinator General…

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

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MoHAP Youth Council Discusses Mutual Cooperation with Civil Defence Youth Council…

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

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Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Welcomes Official Chinese Delegations from Sichuan…

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Dubai Customs explores more mutual trade with KSA…

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Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with members of Consultative Council…

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DLD signs MoU with Tanami Properties to support Manzili initiative…

Dubai, UAE, 04  July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanami Properties (TP) through which DLD will support the Manzili initiative launched by TP. The MoU aims to strengthen the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors, achieving public interest to develop Dubai’s real estate market. HE Sultan Butti bin ......read more

Dp World, UAE Region Collaborates With the Indian Business & Professional Council to Unveil “the ...…

Unique e2e Solutions Will Help DP World and Jafza Support Indian Trade and Investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:   DP World, UAE Region launched “The India-UAE Bridge”, a major initiative that will attract Indian trade and investments to its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Jafza by offering end-to-end (e2e) solutions to companies and ......read more

Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises Chairman honoured by Dubai Police for supporting White Points ...…

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

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

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Dubai Customs discusses more cooperation with French delegation…

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National Election Committee Adopts Executive Regulations for Fourth Election Cycle…

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Dubai Customs honors top performers in 3rd monthly client recognition ceremony…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Dubai Customs held its monthly 3rd client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories. As a token of appreciation to the outstanding clients, and following directives of the Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih the event has turned into a monthly celebration instead of an ......read more

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2019:  His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State delivered an address at the Bussola Institute in Brussels, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history that turned the tide of World War II. The Bussola Institute, a platform for independent research, dialogue and mutual respect ......read more

Empower renews commitment towards community members through blood donation initiative…

Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, organized its annual blood donation campaign as part of the World Blood Donor Day, which is celebrated on 14 June every year. The campaign was held at Empower’s staff accommodation in Al Quoz by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre mobile ......read more

UAE and Oman bodies sign MoU to jointly promote Internal Auditing…

Training courses planned to enhance auditing skills Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Strategic alliances need to be developed Muneer Al-Mughairy:  Quality Assurance services to be promoted    Dubai, June 9, 2019: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) and   Institute of Internal Auditors-Oman (IIA-Oman) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a ......read more

Sharjah Chamber to Take Part in the 11th Edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) in Brazil…

Sharjah, 8 June 2019: For the 6th year in a row, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is gearing up to participate in the 11th edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) of the International Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme “Creating a Shared Future”, the three-day event will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 12 – 14 June 2019 with the ......read more

CEO of Etihad ESCO, Ali Al Jassim's Statement on World Environment Day 2019…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:   “The occasion of the World Environment Day 2019, with its theme ‘Air Pollution,’ is an ideal opportunity for governments, industries, and individuals to renew their commitment to improving air quality in their cities and regions through the active adoption and implementation of solutions that can mitigate the impact of this ......read more

Joyalukkas employees host charity Iftar at labour camps.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Joyalukkas employees shared their joy with thousands of laborers by hosting a charity Iftar at various labor camps across the UAE. An unnamed employee who actively works in the CSR division of the Joyalukkas Group said, “As a Group, Joyalukkas is one of the most giving organizations in the world ......read more

Aster Volunteers and Max make Eid special for 100 underprivileged children…

This is the third chapter of the ‘Smile’ programme, which was launched by Aster Volunteers in March 2018, with an aim to promote wellbeing of children in need   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    With Eid holidays approaching, Aster Volunteers and Max in cooperation with the Human Appeal International (HAI) joined hands to conduct the third edition of ......read more

DLD launches first Ramadan football tournament for its sectors…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:     Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently held the first edition of its Ramadan football tournament for its sectors. The tournament, sponsored by Sobha Realty, was organised by the Registration and Real Estate services sector in collaboration with the Employee Happiness Committee at the Amity School in Al Qusais. At the end of the ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Celebrates Ramadan Through Giving and Education…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  In an effort to celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE Region has unveiled a wide range of humanitarian initiatives exemplifying the values of the company and Emirati society. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time to remember the importance of ......read more

Alvarez & Marsal Middle East to Fundraise for Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh…

Firm to help raise funds to empower Rohingya children and bring positive and sustainable transformation in classrooms to ensure long-term development  Partners with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) to support their strategic priorities of establishing a Model Learning Center, particularly for the Rohingya students      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May ......read more

UAE government baby registration e-service reaches over 8,000 Emarati families…

Mabrouk Ma Yak, the UAE’s government innovative newborn registration service, helps Emirati parents obtain identity documents for their children. The service was developed in partnership between various UAE government entities and Johnson’s   Dubai, UAE – 29 May 2019:   A UAE government newborn registration e-service has to date helped 8,000 families ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 19 social initiatives in Ramadan…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    Dubai Customs carried out 19 social initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan that benefited more than 45,000 people.  The initiatives varied to include donations, distribution of iftar meals among motorists and pedestrians, and organizing lectures. As part of Al Furdah Hands initiative, 20,000 meals were handed out to motorists ......read more

DLD signs license agreement with Mashreq Bank for e-mortgage System…

Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a license agreement with Mashreq Bank, one of the first banks operating in the UAE, for the use of the e-mortgage system. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Arshad Khan, representing Mashreq Bank. Bin Mejren said: “The development and launch of the new e-mortgage system ......read more

ENEC sponsors Emirates Red Crescent Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed…

ENEC partners with volunteers.ae to enable its employees to participate in a wide range of charitable activities   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 May 2019:  Volunteers from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, helped prepare Iftar meals for community members in the town of Madinat Zayed, located ......read more

MoHAP and Novartis Ink Agreement to Strengthen the Strategic Drug Stockpile…

Dubai, 28 May 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has inked, on May 27, an agreement with Novartis Middle East on the provision and recycling of the strategic drug stockpile in severe and emergency situations. The agreement includes 31 life-saving and emergency drugs. The one-year-agreement aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical security and the appropriate response to ......read more

Traditional Call to Prayer Returns to Al Ain's historic Jahili Mosque…

Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2019:   Fittingly for the Holy Month of Ramadan, this week has seen the return of the traditional call to prayer to the historic Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The prominent location of Al Jahili Fort, at the centre of the city, and its landmark status, is such that its buildings, including the mosque, have come to symbolise the traditional architecture and cultural ......read more

PAN Emirates Home Furnishings Announces its CSR Initiative this Ramadan…

 PAN Emirates commits to donate 1% of total sales to SENSES Residential and Day Care for Special Needs during the holy month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    In keeping with their belief in giving back to the community through various initiatives throughout the year, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture ......read more

Dubai Culture pumps 17,707 liters of water under its humanitarian campaign themed ‘Power of Giving'…

To promote tolerance and to support the Well of Hope competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th May 2019:  On invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with The Dubai Mall, concluded its participation in the Well of Hope ......read more

Do you wish to take your volunteering efforts to a new level? Sign up for a volunteering ...…

• Volunteers are invited to register through the UAE Volunteer Platform • 15 volunteers from the UAE will travel to a remote village in Senegal and help set the foundation for a community school   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will return to Senegal in November 2019 for another ......read more

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department honours sponsors and partners for the ...…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 23, 2019 HE Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Ramadan Dubai, emphasized the importance of charity and voluntary work and the dissemination of noble and human values, especially in the holy month of Ramadan, which reflects the teachings and ......read more

DP World, Uae Region Contributes Significantly to the Well of Hope Project…

The leading trade enabler’s efforts help Sheikh Mohammad’s humanitarian competition achieve its lofty goals Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May, 2019:   DP World, UAE Region has announced that it has contributed 17,400 litres of water to the Well of Hope initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of ......read more

New Muslims Awarding during Ramadan Dubai activities…

May 22, 2019 - Dubai, UAE On Friday evening, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Rihili, a Saudi scholar and a teacher at the Holy Prophet's Mosque, delivered a religious lecture directly after Taraweeh prayer entitled "Fear a day when you will return to God" at Al Salam Mosque in Al Barsha, in one of the activities of Ramadan Dubai, a project organized by the Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities ......read more

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