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1001 Titles Launches Consultancy Service for Publishers

Aims to establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE Event announced on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, April 24, 2017 The ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has launched a consultancy service for publishers on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The new service from the Sharjah-based initiative that aims to publish 1001 Arabic book titles will provide UAE-based Emirati and Arab publishing houses with consultancy and support, as well as establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE. Launched in collaboration with DEAIFIS Advocates & Legal Consultants (DEAIFIS), the new service will deliver a package of premium consultancy services, most notably drafting and reviewing contracts between authors ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Bans Import of Vegetables, Fruits from Select Countries

Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen must produce certificates of analysis of pesticide residues for produce not already on list by May 15 Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has banned imports of certain vegetables and fruits from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017 as those products have been found to contain pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits. The counties that will be impacted by the ban include Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.  The maximum permitted levels of pesticide residues in foods are stipulated by regulatory bodies in the UAE. Exposure of the general population to such residues most commonly occurs through the consumption of treated food sources. Many of these residual chemicals, especially derivatives of chlorinated ......read more

Dubai Land Department Launches Its Annual ‘Why Do We Keep It?' Campaign

This year's campaign is gaining momentum to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the ninth edition of its annual charity campaign – ‘Why Do We Keep It?’ – will run for five days from 7th to 11th May 2017 in cooperation with the Dubai Charity Association and the Youth Sports Club. The campaign encourages Dubai government employees, relevant stakeholders, public and private school students, and the public to donate items they no longer need for a good cause.  Thanks to its proactive and forward-thinking organisation of the campaign, DLD has secured the support of over 80 stakeholders for this year’s edition, including government agencies, private companies and schools ......read more

Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi: Sharjah Biennial at the Heart of Region's Cultural, Artistic Movement

REGION’S MOST POPULAR ART FESTIVAL NOW BOASTS AN INSTITUTIONAL  FRAMEWORK AND SHOWCASES BEST OF INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 24, 2017 – HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Art Foundation, has described Sharjah Biennial as an essential part of the artistic and cultural movement in the region. “Sharjah Biennial has grown as a manifestation of collective experience and interaction in harmony with the changes and developments in the art scene in the region since 1993, providing a unified vision of the experiences and approaches by artists at the Arab and international levels, in terms of style and forms,” she said.     Explaining the spectacular success and popularity of the Sharjah Biennial, being held from March 10 to June ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Signs Certificates of Origin International Recognition Agreement

Aims at Enhancing Sharjah Exports Sharjah, 23 April 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its capacity as the representative of the International Certificates of Origin Council, according to which CoOs issued by Sharjah Chamber will be awarded international recognition. The agreement aims to allow scaling of international commercial exchange, facilitating investments, and allowing national products to enter international markets. The agreement was signed at Dubai Chamber by His Excellency Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri, Director- General of SCCI, and Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib, Senior Director of Commercial Services Sector at Dubai Chamber, and Deputy Chair of the International Country of Origin Accreditation Committee of the ICC World Chamber Federation. The ......read more

The opening of the tenth Autism Week at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The tenth Autism Week is held at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi In collaboration with Emirates Center for Autism and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry  22 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the community mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Emirates Autism Center to host its tenth Autism Week, from 20th-24th. The aim of the interactive five-day children’s festival is to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, which currently affects 1 in 68 children worldwide. Therefore, to ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes Third and Final UNESCO Workshop and Announces Immediate Work on Inventorying

Dubai, 20 April, 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has concluded its third and final workshop in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the framework of the ‘2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)’. Right after culmination of workshop, the CEO of HHC, H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, announced putting into action immediate work plans on inventorying the country’s elements of intangible cultural heritage in collaboration with the respective local communities. The 5-day workshop was held from 16 to 20 April 2017 at the JW Mariott Marquis in Dubai. The third UNESCO workshop titled “Developing Safeguarding Plans for Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Dubai” was attended by 20 ......read more

Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre Welcomes Senior Delegation from Chechen Republic

•    Chairman of Vnesheconombank leads delegation on visit to gain understanding of DIFC structure  •    Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar in attendance  •    Visit explores ways to strengthen relations between UAE and Chechen Republic  Dubai-UAE: 20 April 2017 – His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), welcomed a senior delegation yesterday from the Chechen Republic led by Gorkov Sergey Nikolaevich, Chairman of Vnesheconombank, the Russian state-owned development bank. His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, was also in attendance. The objective of the Chechen delegation’s trip to Dubai was to explore ways to enhance bilateral relations between ......read more

Dubai Municipality Opens First UAE Foodbank Branch

Over 96 hotels and 240 food shops across the UAE sign on Dubai, UAE: 19 April, 2017 The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees said, “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement of the UAE Foodbank initiative in January. The site is equipped with all the necessary technical and logistical amenities to provide support and sport the launch of the foodbank’s operations.”  Sheikha Hind praised the effort put into ensuring the success of the UAE Foodbank, and into reflecting UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Inaugurates 18th Annual Regional Audit Conference

Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Technological transformation to change the future of internal auditing More than 700 internal auditing professionals, decision-makers participate in the conference  ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association is playing a key role in facilitating education of internal auditors in our country by offering an invaluable training and education to its almost 2,000 members and working effectively to increasing the number of Emirati auditors.  These words came from His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who inaugurated the 18th Annual Regional Conference, organised by the UAE IAA in Abu Dhabi today. His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan said: “Our great leader His Highness the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts High-Level Delegation from Azerbaijan

- Visiting delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Economy H.E. Sahil Babayev -Meeting focused on enhancing economic cooperation and potential to expand trade ties in agriculture, retail, logistics, transport and tourism sectors 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level delegation from Azerbaijan on Wednesday (April 19th) at its head office, which was led by H.E. Sahil Babayev, the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy. The visiting delegation, which included 28 representatives from the country’s public and private sectors, was received by H.E. Majid Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and H.E. Mohammed Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs for the UAE Ministry of Economy. Delegates met with H.E. Al Shamsi, H.E. Al Shehhi, and a group ......read more

Empower Awards AED 62million New Contracts in the First Quarter of 2017

“This is another important milestone in reinforcing our presence and progress. These contracts will further support our commitment to increase environmental efficiency,” says H.E Bin Shafar. Dubai, UAE, April 19 2017:Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts valued at AED 62million in the first quarter of the year. According to Empower, the main reason behind the increase in the number as well as the value of contracts is the customers’ growing trust in the district cooling service, in terms of its efficiency compared to conventional cooling services. The company recently announced that the number of its customers has increased to reach 65,000 at the end of 2016. Empower underscored that the number ......read more

Dubai Chamber Hosts Workshop on Legal Aspects of UAE Residency

- Workshop aimed to raise awareness about key legal and practical matters related to UAE residency and employment  - Discussions covered a variety of topics, including short and long-term visit and employment permits, business travel, residency compliance, and residency violations 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a one-day legal workshop on Tuesday (April 18th) at its head office in cooperation with Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP and Fragomen (UAE) LLC to provide local businesses and employers with more clarity on key legal and practical aspects related to UAE residency. Entitled ‘Key Legal & Practical Aspects of UAE Residency’, the workshop was attended by Dubai Chamber Members, Legal Experts, Human Resources Professionals, Business Owners, General Managers, ......read more

Enviroserve UAE to Set up World's Largest Integrated Electronics, Waste Recycling Plant at Dubai Industrial Park

•    Swiss Government Export Finance Agency backs one of the largest foreign direct environment investments in UAE •    AED120 million e-waste recycling facility with 39,000 tons processing capacity to span 228,000 square feet •    Region’s first renewable energy-powered recycling facility with zero air, liquid emissions Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Enviroserve UAE, a global leader in the delivery of niche waste and environmental solutions, has signed an agreement with Dubai Wholesale City for the construction of a 228,000 sq ft electronics and specialized waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park, the dedicated industrial hub within Dubai Wholesale City.  The signatories included Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, and ......read more

Dubai Customs signs cooperation agreement with BUiD, and unleashes innovation

Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2017:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the innovation policies and programs adopted at Dubai Customs are based on the national innovation strategy and the strategic development plans. 97% client happiness, 89% supplier happiness, and 90% partner happiness were the fruits of adopting these plans and programs.  During his participation in an event organized by Dubai Customs under the theme “Unleash Innovation” Musabih reaffirmed the Department’s commitment of providing a positive workplace conducive to innovation.  He added:” Our innovations have raised Dubai Customs’ profile as a leading customs administration. We were accredited by the Global Innovation Institute thanks to 11 unprecedented innovations the Department has put forth. ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center partners with Comae Technologies to Deliver OPCDE

OPCDE is the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East   Students at OPCDE will demonstrate their technical ability as part of “The UAE National Cyber Security Capture The Flag!” Competition  18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), a Dubai government entity whose mission is to make Dubai the safest electronic city in the world, entered in strategic partnership with award-winning UAE-based cyber security start-up, Comae Technologies to support them to deliver OPCDE, the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East. The exclusive cyber security conference will take place on April 26-27th, 2017 at the futuristic Dubai Future Accelerator Space, in the Emirates Towers. This conference brings together security researchers and professionals from the ......read more

Dubai Chamber opens eighth representative office in Brazil

São Paulo office is the Chamber’s first within Latin America  Office will aim to boost trade and investment flows between Dubai and Latin America H.E. Al Ghurair: Office opening falls in line with the Chamber’s international expansion plans and efforts to enhance economic cooperation with promising markets H.E. Buamim: This move demonstrates Chamber’s strong commitment to expanding trade ties between Dubai-based businesses and their Latin American counterparts Brazil is Dubai’s top trading partner in Latin America with bilateral trade valued at AED 6 billion in 2016 Dubai's non-oil trade with Latin America reached AED 17.4 billion in 2016, a 29% growth rate compared to AED 13.5 billion in 2010 Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on ......read more

HE Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori receives Michael J. Saylor President & Chairman of MicroStrategy to discuss opportunities for cooperation

Underlines the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a global ICT hub Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2017:  His Excellency Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Systems &Information Centre , the pioneering Government entity responsible for the ICT agenda in Abu Dhabi , recently received in his office Michael J. Saylor , President, Chairman and CEO at MicroStrategy® (Nasdaq: MSTR) Incorporated, one of the world's leading company in the field of analytics technology for companies and mobility solutions and information security.. HE Al Mansoori thanked Mr. Saylor for his visit, adding that it confirms that International companies are interested in the technological developments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. HE stressed that the Center is ready and looking forward to strengthen bonds of cooperation ......read more

Taima Abdullah Al Omari Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Kuwait

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Kuwait: 18 April, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Kuwait National Library. His Excellency honoured Taima Abdullah Al Omari, the Kuwait ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at Al Ratqa High School, and Dr. Mubarak Raja Al Otaibi, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award for the state. His Excellency stated, “We are proud of our schools and students, who made excellent progress at the second round of the Arab Reading Challenge. We congratulate Taima Al Omari and Dr. Mubarak Al Otaibi, and wish them success as they enter the fourth and final stage of the challenge on ......read more

H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi visits Tadweer and learns about the latest waste management projects

Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2017 - His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi), where he was greeted by H.E. Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, General Manager of Tadweer. The visit comes in line with the Ministry’s objective to contribute to creating a sustainable environment in accordance with the UAE Vision 2021.  During his visit, H.E. Dr. Al Zeyoudi toured around all departments of Tadweer and was given a clear and detailed explanation about Tadweer’s projects and services, including Strategy, Public Awareness, Collection and Transportation of Waste, Public Health Pest Control, Projects, Licensing, Tariff and Customer Service and products of recycling plants.   Tadweer is the leading government entity ......read more

CRA Managed Increased Demand for Spectrum Licenses & Frequencies in 2016

Number of spectrum licences issued up by 145%, frequency assignments by 117%, type approvals requests remained unchanged    Doha, April 18, 2017: In 2016, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) met full and diverse range radiocommunication spectrum needs for the State of Qatar issuing a total of 4,059 (up by 145% from 1,654 licenses in 2015) spectrum licenses during the year. The number of frequencies assigned also increased significantly to 2,538 (up by 117% from 1,167 in 2015).Type approval certificates issued for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (RTTE) remained relatively unchanged at 1,114 (from 1,212 in 2015).  In 2016 CRA also finalized the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) with appropriate consideration to planning of projects in sectors that are critical to Qatar’s economy. ......read more

Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Attracts More than 700 Submissions

-Second edition of competition sees 100% increase in number of submissions  -Top three winners to receive cash prizes, access to training and support  -Al Zaabi: Response to competition has been very strong and Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem remains a major force driving its economy 18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has started assessing entries for the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which was recently launched by the Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The competition aims to strengthen the role of entrepreneurs in contributing to Dubai’s strategic plans by giving them an opportunity to support the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city. The Chamber received more than 700 innovative ideas in the second ......read more

Emirates Auction, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organize Auctions Worth AED58.5 Million

Dubai-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – Within less than two years of the partnership between Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Emirates Auction, 230 assets owned by minors under the Foundation’s care have been sold for a total value of AED58.5 million. The assets that have been auctioned include properties worth AED50,951,975 million, as well as distinguished number plates worth AED4,071,800 million, vehicles estimated at AED2,819,600 million, and other shares and assets valued at AED710,148. As a preliminary step, these assets were carefully evaluated by Emirates Auction to preserve the rights of their owners and achieve a fair selling price. His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “We always take utmost care of minors’ assets through preserving and investing them to help meet ......read more

Dubai Customs says Yes to Positivity, distributes 1,000 copies of ‘Reflections on Positivity and Happiness' at City Walk

Dubai – 17 April 2017:  Dubai  Customs has wound up its weeklong ‘Yes to Positivity’ initiative, which aimed to promote the spirit of positivity among the community. This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who wants to build a truly positive society with motivated individuals and a high performance environment. The initiative was carried out by DC’s Training Center as part of its operational plan for this year which focuses on nurturing the culture of positive thinking.   The program of events was concluded this weekend with the distribution of 1,000 copies of the recently-published inspirational book Reflections on Positivity and Happiness by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to visitors of City ......read more

International Audit Standards Board Revises Internal Auditing Standards, Introduces 10 Core Principles

Abdulqader Obaid Ali: New standards to enhance transparency and role of internal auditors in UAE’s government and private organisations All government entities required to establish an internal auditing unit DUBAI, April 16, 2017: The International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB) has revised the international standards for internal auditing and has introduced 10 new core principles to the new International Professional Practice Framework (IPPF).  The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has asked internal auditors to enhance their skills and be more extensively involved in the functioning of organisations as that these revisions also impact internal auditing in public and private organisations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and widen the role of internal auditors, requiring an increased ......read more

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Tadweer concludes a workshop on E-Manifest System “Bolisaty”…

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UAE interior designers create novel initiative to tackle global water crisis…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED1 Million to Awqaf Canada to Spread Islamic Teachings…

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Dubai Customs officially launches the Smart Workplace…

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Famous Arab singer Salim Assaf produced song on UAE Innovation Week; dedicated to H.H Ruler of Ras ...…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Memorialises Traditions, Commemorates UAE Leaders and Revels in ...…

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UAE IAA and Dubai Aviation City Corporation hold Government Innovation Forum 2016…

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HE Ahmed Bin Shafar Condolence Statement on the pass away of the late Lieutenant General Khamis ...…

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Dubai Chamber and Dubai Maritime Authority to cooperatively support ‘Maritime Dubai' initiative ...…

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Dubai Customs presents its experience in tackling illegal trade of endangered animals and plants…

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Sharjah DSCD Develops App to Help Government Entities Identify Different Sectors of the Community…

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$5million prize open to anyone in the region to help re-shape global cooperation and tackle risks ...…

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EPAA showcases innovative technologies for protection of natural resources…

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Smart Dubai delegation lauded for successful participation at annual Smart Cities Expo and World ...…

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New Climate Model Captures Key Features of Central Pacific El Nino…

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Dubai Customs holds Annual Vendors Forum 2016…

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Sharjah Heralds 45th National Day with ‘Accomplishments Of A Country … Rise Of A Nation'…

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Emirates Auction marks the Golden Jubilee anniversary of AD Police 50 VIP vehicle license plates auctioned off at AED 99 million 750 bidders participated in the auction. Abu Dhabi, Nov. 20th, 2016:  In collaboration with Emirates Auction, Abu Dhabi Police, profited over Dh 99 million during the public auction which sold off 50 VIP vehicle license plates, class 50. To mark its 50 ......read more

In the presence of 130 participants from 33 government entities…

UAE, November 20, 2016 – The Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) and the Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the introductory meeting to discuss Law No. (8) of 2016 Regulating the Grant of Law Enforcement Capacity in the Government of Dubai. The event was attended by 130 participants from 33 government entities, who unanimously agreed on the importance of proper comprehension and ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention participates at Emirates Marathon for Kids…

UAE, November 19, 2016 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) represented by the Health Education and Promotion Department, participated in the Emirates Marathon for Kids organized under the slogan “with determination and mettle no to obesity”, at Mamzar Garden, Dubai. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as ......read more

Dubai Customs' Innovation Festival kicks off with vibrant activities…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:   Organized by Dubai Customs (DC) under the slogan ‘We Innovate Happiness’, a 7-day Innovation Festival is kick-starting today (Sunday 20 November 2016), in parallel with UAE Innovation Week from 20th to 26th November. Dubai Customs has prepared a vibrant program of activities and initiatives designed to actively engage all elements of society in ......read more

‘Dubai Reads' initiative by Dubai Customs to distribute 10,000 books in public areas, schools, and ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:   In collaboration with Corporate Communication Department, Dubai Customs Library of Customs Training Centre has launched “Dubai Reads" Initiative which runs until the end of December. This initiative, supported by the DC top management, aims to distribute 10,000 books in public areas, schools, and universities within knowledge bags, each containing ......read more

Journey to End Hunger by Fatafeat and beIN encouraging the masses to take Action against Hunger – ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:  #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. ......read more

KidsRights announces finalists for International Children's Peace Prize 2016…

Kehkashan Basu from the United Arab Emirates (16 years old, theme: environment) Divina Maloum from Cameroon (12 years old, theme: peace) Muzoon Allmelehan from Syria (18 years old, theme: child refugees) Amsterdam, 19 November 2016:  Today, ahead the eve of Universal Children’s Day, International children’s rights organisation KidsRights has announced the three ......read more

UAE Minister of Economy discusses opportunities for cooperation with Austrian Ambassador…

Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2016: H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the UAE Minister of Economy, emphasized the strong economic and trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Austria during a meeting with Dr. Andreas Liebmann, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the UAE, held at the Ministry’s offices in the Capital of Abu Dhabi. H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, the ......read more

Emirates Post Group becomes world's first postal entity to achieve TISSE2012…

(The International Standard for Service Excellence)  Acting Group CEO Abdullah Al Ashram receives the certification at a special ceremony at EPG head office Dubai, November 17, 2016:  In recognition of its high standards in customer service, Emirates Post Group (EPG) was presented with The International Standard for Service Excellence (TISSE2012) certification by BSI Middle East, ......read more

Shoe Mart's annual ‘Happy Feet' initiative now open to Dubai residents to collect shoes for the ...…

First 1000 customers to get AED 200 in GV’s for every pair donated Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2016:  Reinforcing their commitment towards bringing about a positive change where they can; Shoe Mart, region’s leading shoe brand for the entire family, announced their ‘Happy Feet’ initiative. Highlighting the fact that there are a number of people around the world who ......read more

Minister of Economy meets with Turkish Ambassador to discuss areas of economic cooperation in the ...…

Abu Dhabi, November 16, 2016: H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that economic relations between the UAE and the Republic of Turkey are undergoing a new phase of cooperation and growth. He noted that the past few months have seen the two governments advancing significantly in collaboratively achieving their common interests. The Minister pointed out that ......read more

Dubai Customs to organize “Innovation Festival” during UAE Innovation Week 2016…

Plenty of activities and events will take place all over the week Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016:   Dubai Customs (DC) is preparing to mark UAE Innovation Week 2016 with an eventful program and various activities. A seven-day Innovation Festival  will take place at DC Headquarters and across all customs centers in Dubai during the UAE Innovation Week, from 20 to 26 of ......read more

Jafza, Investe São Paulo sign MoU…

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Jafza is keen to support small and medium-sized companies from Brazil by providing them facilities and services and a platform for re-export to various consumer markets in the region  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), part of DP World, and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and ......read more

Emirates Post Group and New Zealand Post delegation explore mutual cooperation…

Dubai, November 16, 2016:  Emirates Post Group and New Zealand Post discussed opportunities for mutual cooperation when Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, Mr.  Abdullah Mohammed Ashram, welcomed a New Zealand Post delegation led by the Group CEO Mr. Brian Roche, and Dr. Sohail Choudhry, Executive General Manager and Strategic Adviser, New Zealand Post, at EPG head office in ......read more

GROHE: 'Turn Water into Food' Program…

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:   GROHE recently partnered with The Egyptian Food Bank (EFB) to address hunger in Egypt ahead of the holy month of Ramadan through the distribution of food packs and construction of roof plantations to more than 1000 families.   ‘Turn Water into Food’ is the continuation of the Green Mosque program launched back in 2013 in Egypt. This year, ......read more

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: 364 intelligence information exchanged and reported through RILO in first ...…

At the opening of 6th Regional Conference on Combating Crimes Against Intellectual Property 139 cases of trademark infringement in 9 months with AED 49 million worth of seized goods Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said the United Arab Emirates is one of the best countries worldwide and the first regionally and in the Arab world  in ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED5.7 Million to Awqaf South Africa and Awqaf Australia…

Allocation in Line with Implementation of Will of Late Ahmed Baghlaf Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today donated an amount of AED5.7 million to the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA) and Awqaf Australia. The contribution in line with implementing the will of philanthropist and waqf donor Ahmed Baghlaf aims to promote Islamic ......read more

Dubai Customs honors 3rd batch of Leadership Development Program graduates in collaboration with ...…

4500 training hours of direct instruction for graduates Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:   Dubai Customs held a graduation ceremony for the third batch of Leadership Development Program, which is organized in collaboration and implementation with the University of Dubai. A number of officials attended the ceremony including H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Obaid ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Emiroll sign Musataha Agreement to build plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone…

With the aim of boosting aluminium downstream industries and the local economy Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 14, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 50-year Musataha Agreement with Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll), a joint venture between DUBAL Holding, Dubai Investment Industries (a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC) and Madar Aluminum Rolling Singapore (MARS), to set up a manufacturing ......read more

Emirates Post Group to provide courier services to Sri Lankan Consulate…

Two sides sign agreement to officially launch the service   Dubai, November 14, 2016:  Emirates Post Group and Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai have signed an agreement under which the former will handle the delivery and collection of passports and visas from the consulate. The agreement was signed by the Sri Lankan Consul General H.E. Charitha Yattogoda and Acting Chief CEO of EPG, ......read more

Smart Dubai is participating in the 6th annual Smart City Expo & World Congress in Barcelona…

UAE, November 13, 2016- The Smart Dubai Office is traveling to Barcelona, Spain with partners from 14 government entities and the private sector to participate in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders, to showcase Dubai’s smart transformation achievements of the past year. Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of the ......read more

Dubai Customs Reinforces its eTransformation Strategy with Nexthink…

Better visibility and enhanced security allows Dubai Customs to streamline operations and offer uninterrupted service 24x7 Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016:  One of the oldest government departments, Dubai Customs achieves excellence in all areas and is 100% smart for its adoption of innovative technologies to enhance its operations and meet the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021. Dubai ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out over 3,000 seizures in first nine months of 2016…

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016:   Dubai Customs has made 3,094 seizures since the beginning of this year up to the end of September across all land, sea and air customs centers, that is at a rate of 11 seizures per day.   The seized items included narcotics, non-incendiary weapons, firearms and accessories, counterfeit and banned products, fake and prohibited medicines, obscene ......read more

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