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Sultan bin Sulayem launches Innovation Oasis at Dubai Customs

Dubai – 22 February 2018:   Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a number of local and federal innovators and the media. He viewed the new innovations and invited all departments to benefit from them in detection and ......read more

PAC Technologies LLC Establishes State-of-The-Art Headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park

Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 –   PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony. Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals. The event drew a host of high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassador of Lebanon in the UAE, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, Saud Abu Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai ......read more

Statement of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on the occasion of the 38th Plantation Week

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”  He elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initiatives commenced, millions of trees were planted and hundreds of parks were opened across the UAE, remarkably expanding the green areas and ......read more

Dubai Customs foils 1,628 smuggling bids in 2017

21% rise compared to 2016 Dubai – 21 February 2018:  Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.  Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest inspection equipment were among the reasons behind this achievement.  The “White Salt” seizure was a major seizure which shows alertness of Dubai Customs officers and reflects the importance of cooperation and coordination between the ......read more

Malabar Gold lends helping hand to the jobless.

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Umm al-Quwain: The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.  The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings came to attention. Initially the basic amenities have been provided till the date of departure. Necessary travel equipments like bags etc. have been distributed. Mr. Hamsa, Malabar Gold Charity Division head prompted the activities. Most of the ......read more

Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil to be Addressed During FIKR 16 in Dubai

19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.   FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss relevant policies and potential solutions to be incorporated into a future action plan aimed at stabilizing Arab nations and societies.    The event will feature senior officials from both the public and private sectors, intellectuals, ......read more

His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment in 2018

Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018  Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 -   The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed in accordance with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and reflected national efforts to adopt best-in-class global practices to promote sustainability as a lifestyle and a key element in all development schemes to ensure the preservation of ......read more

Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All

Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018:  A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.   “Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion.  The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, being celebrated from February 15 to 21 at Al Majaz Waterfront and Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences. Al Naqbi said that the aim of innovation is to come up with a concept that is of public benefit and is useful for all in the form of ......read more

Hanadi Al Suwaidi: Zayed Al Nahyan Established Innovation by Unifying UAE

As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 -   Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements. Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of Innovation” as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, Dr Al Suwaidi called for the preservation of Sheikh Zayed’s legacy to introduce present and future generations to a legacy that has contributed to numerous qualitative leaps in many ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Majid Al Futtaim Announce MoU to Promote Sustainability

Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.     The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim, and the agreement will encourage collaboration over seven areas: Applying international best practices in sustainability across MAF’s portfolio Partnering in innovative and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Calls for 7th Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 17-19, 2019

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:  The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments  WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future The World Government Summit  has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 -   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued instructions that the seventh session of the World Government Summit to run from February 17 - 19, 2019. This was announced by His ......read more

Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta

Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’  Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018:   In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta. The initiative took place on 1st February and reflected the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in preserving and maintaining our world for future generations, as well as his efforts to balance development with the environment.   The initiative was ......read more

WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former President Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid  Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 –   Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).  “Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be in an intractable situation, and to recognize the dignity in every single person. He had great strength, ability and determination to reach people and to understand what drives them. For him, it was a necessity to understand others. You cannot build ......read more

WGS 2018: World Trade Organization relevant even as global trade alliances give way to regional and bilateral trade

Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 –  His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.    In his session titled ‘The Outlook for Global Trade in a Hyperconnected World’, moderated by CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios, he noted that, to remain effective, the WTO must adapt and introduce more ......read more

RTA announces Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019 Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji: Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019. The event, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, will take place in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation. The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Dubai Land Department Announce Report on ‘State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions'

Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.  The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Today’s ......read more

Nasdaq Head Commends Region's Capital Markets and Government Support

Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018 Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of topics including the role of government in market movements and cryptocurrencies. Nasdaq serves as a technology provider to 90 markets in the world and a technology partner to many of the exchanges in the Middle East, including Nasdaq Dubai and ......read more

WGS 2018 Highlights Role of Citizens in Co-creating Government Services

Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.   She said: “We need to stop talking about aging and us-versus-them and start talking about all of us by inviting all age groups across various fields – from designers to ......read more

WGS 2018: Innovation to Propel Dubai into the Next Century

His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite   Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of Creative Cities’, His Excellency Eng Lootah announced the intention of Dubai Municipality to launch a data collection satellite which will monitor the UAE from space, and will identify various environmental factors, from marine conditions to ......read more

WGS 2018: Renowned Innovation Expert Fast Forwards Time to Showcase Glimpse of the Future

Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today. Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring so rapidly that half of the knowledge that is acquired during our first year of college will be either obsolete or revised by the time of graduation. Carroll said: “The future belongs to those who are fast. It is your ability to embrace ......read more

WGS 2018: VP of Islamic Development Bank Highlights Dubai as Prime Example of Innovative City

High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 –   On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth. Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of innovation, scaled up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tailored capacities in enabling countries to advance their development objectives. The high-level panel featured Sayed Aqa, Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Sergei ......read more

WGS 2018: World-Renowned Author Opens Landmark Summit with Plea for Compassion and Altruism

Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”  Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.  Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how loving-kindness meditation and altruism can trigger real change in the world. Addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice, he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to ......read more

Potential automation of 20 million jobs in the Middle East

In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:  An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit. The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in wage income and 20.8 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are associated with activities that are already technically automatable today.  "Our research encourages Middle East policymakers and business leaders to embrace the ......read more

Emirates Post Group discovers Emirati talents at National Career Exhibition More than 180 CV applications received

Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018:   In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.  The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to increase the number of UAE Nationals among their employees.  “Supporting and developing Emirati Nationals in their career aspirations is a key priority for Emirates Post Group. The National Career Exhibition presents a great interactive ......read more

WGS 2018: Funding Gap Remains Key Challenge in Meeting Sustainable Development Goals, Say Government Officials

Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –  Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai. Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ session featured Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, and Alenka Smerkolj, Slovenian Minister of Development.  Smerkolj said: ......read more

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Schneider Electric Showcases Latest Energy-efficient Grid, Water Technologies at WETEX 2017…

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Dubai Customs participates in “A Day without Service Centres” initiative…

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Masdar to showcase pioneering clean energy projects at 19th annual WETEX exhibition…

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Global Innovation Index Team continues implementation of initiatives on development of innovation ...…

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Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology…

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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Launch UAE Third Biosecurity Conference in Dubai ...…

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Green Hope's Climate Change Conference - From Paris to Bonn…

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Empower to participate in WETEX and showcase its latest district cooling solutions…

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Directives by Emirates Post Group to deal with only licensed courier companies to diminish illegal ...…

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UAE, October 12, 2017 – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is partnering with Dell EMC initiating a landmark project titled “DAFZA Cloud”. This collaboration aims to power the ambitious vision to provide transformative ICT services to all stakeholders. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of ......read more

UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017 kicks off in Abu Dhabi with more than 1,000 participants…

Abu Dhabi, October 12, 2017: Under the slogan ‘Together … Forever,’ the UAE-Saudi Business Forum was held yesterday (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Excellency H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment in KSA. The event saw the participation of more than ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention observes World Obesity Day…

UAE, October 11, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a series of health awareness initiatives highlighting the causes and risks of obesity in several government offices and shopping centers in the Northern Emirates as part of the World Obesity Day, themed ‘Treat Obesity Now and Avoid Consequences Later’. The events were aimed at raising community awareness ......read more

DMCA explores digitization prospects for maritime sector in workshop with DNV GL…

October 11, 2017.  United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has today (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation. The workshop updated the local maritime community on the latest developments in ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention announces launch of new 'VitalsLink' service…

UAE, October 11, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' which is part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities. The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘ClinicalKey' service to enhance ‘Wareed' system…

UAE, October 10, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched its ‘ClinicalKey’ service during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The newly introduced service is part of the Ministry’s smart initiatives developed to bring customer happiness and satisfaction. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, ......read more

Dubai Maritime Cluster Office signs agreements with maritime clusters of Hamburg and Vancouver …

October 10, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Germany’s Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland and Canada’s Vancouver International Maritime Cluster as part of its efforts to develop more strategic partnerships with the world's leading maritime clusters. ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention to introduce second dose of varicella vaccine at school health ...…

UAE, October 10, 2017 - As part of its effort to continuously enhance the National Immunization Program including School Health vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the second dose of varicella vaccine will be administered to students effective this academic year 2017-2018. The announcement was made during a workshop in Dubai attended by Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Camel Racing Club…

Partnership Aims to Raise Awareness, Garner Support for Endowment through Club’s Events  Dubai-UAE: 10 October, 2017:   The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Camel Racing Club to enhance cooperation with a focus on raising awareness about the important role of endowment in social development.  Ahmad ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches new ‘Electronic Import System' at GITEX Technology Week ...…

UAE, October 9, 2017- As part of its leading initiatives to develop innovative electronic registration and pharmaceutical control systems, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the launch of its ‘Electronic Import System’ at GITEX Technology Week 2017 set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12, 2017.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, ......read more

DAFZA envisions future technology …

UAE, October 9, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has witnessed a high turnout at its stand during GITEX Technology Week 2017. DAFZA showcased its e-transformation projects based on the latest technologies, which are aimed at supporting Dubai Smart City strategy through continuous efforts, initiatives and agreements with various government and non-government ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority at forefront of promoting emirate's maritime sector competitiveness ...…

October 9, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda, one of the world’s leading gatherings of elite maritime industry leaders, will kick off tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The summit will serve as a global platform for maritime ......read more

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Assesses Progress of Innovative Nanotechnology ...…

Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our First Cycle awardees have taken multiple approaches for rain enhancement technology that will establish UAE as a global leader for science research in water security” Visit focused on Dr. Linda Zou’s award-winning research at Masdar Institute to develop more effective cloud seeding materials using nanotechnology Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 October ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches patient smart portal Al Malaf system…

UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a patient smart portal – Al Malaf system during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is being held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Patient Education'…

UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has formally unveiled the latest ‘Patient Education’ feature of the ‘Wareed’ healthcare system during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which began on October 8, 2017 at the Dubai Center World Trade. The newly launched feature aims to promote the concept of active patient participation and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Issues Federal Law No. (8) of 2017 Concerning ...…

Law amends certain provisions of Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 Dubai-UAE: 8 October, 2017:  The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Federal Law No. (8) of 2017, amending certain provisions of the Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 concerning the practice of the veterinary medicine profession.  The move aims to regulate the field of veterinary ......read more

Sharjah Police to Issue 150 Specialized License Plate Numbers in Online Auction…

In cooperation with Emirates Auction, featuring a category 3 (No. 77) Sharjah, 8th of October 2017:  The General Directorate of the Sharjah Police has launched an electronic auction for 150 specialized category 3 license plate numbers for private cars. This move comes in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in organizing and managing public and online auctions in the ......read more

Sharjah Tourism organizes a promotional tour in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait…

Sharjah, October 8, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, taking place from 1 to 4 October.  Meetings were held with tourism industry professionals and representatives of major travel and tourism companies in the cities of Kuwait, Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah ......read more

UAE -Japan SME Platform inaugurated in UAE…

The UAE-Japan SME Platform was officially inaugurated in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday, October 8, 2017) in the presence of H.E. Engr. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and H.E. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.   The platform will support bilateral efforts to develop the vital small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. It was formed under ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention and GlobalPharma sign agreement to maintain a strategic stock of ...…

UAE, October 7, 2017 - In the esteemed presence of HE Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy and Licensing sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with GlobalPharma – A Sanofi Company, to maintain a strategic inventory of medicines, to be utilized in case of crisis. The initiative is ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention to present latest smart services at GITEX Technology Week 2017…

UAE, October 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will participate in the upcoming GITEX Technology Week 2017, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12. MOHAP aims to offer innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions intended to bring happiness to customers while improving quality and efficiency, in accordance with its strategy ......read more

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