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

In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the UAE, as well as preserving the environment through waste management. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste. The initiative aims to position Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste and is supported by Dubai ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.  On Universal Children’s Day, Dr Nadia Dabbagh, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital and Programme Lead for the Mental Health Strategy at DHA, speaks about child and adolescent well-being. Adolescence is a critical time of life. It is a time when people become independent individuals, forge new relationships, develop social skills and learn behaviours that will last the rest of their lives. It can also be one of the most challenging ......read more

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

Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018:   The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance.  The day-long Conclave will feature key discussion topics including ‘Fresh ideas for the strategic ties’, ‘Encouraging trade and long-term strategy for enhancing non-oil trade’ and ‘The India UAE Defence and Space Collaboration.’ The Conclave, to be held at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, will have an exciting line-up of participating leadership which ......read more

Dubai Tourism Extends Its Support to Local Turtle Rehabilitation Project

Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In an event that took place on the beach in front of Jumeirah Al Naseem on Thursday 15 November, Jumeirah conservationists, with the support of Dubai Tourism, released 50 rehabilitated turtles back into the sea.  Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an ongoing initiative by Dubai Tourism to promote a more environmentally-friendly, greener future, supported the event as part of the ongoing Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Programme. Under the ......read more

Dubai Customs' Smart Innovator Platform recognized by (GInI)

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:   Business Innovation Department at Dubai Customs achieved a recognition from the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®, the USA for its Smart Innovator Platform. The platform, now fully accredited by (GInI), was built and put into practice following the directives of the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih of assigning ten hours a month for each department to brainstorm and come with new innovations that help build new work models, strategies and ideas.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received the smart innovator platform team in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, and Hussam Juma, Director, Business Innovation Department.  Musabih hailed the recognition and urged for more innovation in order to further ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness in world societies

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his speech, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance is committed to focus on prospering from pluralism and embracing diversity through innovation and collaboration. He said further that the initiatives will be in cooperation with the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT). “The first initiative is the launch of the National Research Project on Tolerance. This is a continuing project for the coming years ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address practice differences and inconsistency. Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center in the Middle East, in collaboration with the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), has just launched a new whitepaper, “Sukuk in focus: the necessity for global common practices”, inviting industry experts to share their perspectives on processes and principles of sustainable investment that will harness the case for global common ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. Alstom will conduct initial static and dynamic tests in the depot over the next few months.    In 2016, the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing line. The project, also known as Route 2020, is worth a total of €2.6 billion, and is expected to start commercial service in 2020, ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The International Institute for Tolerance will organize the World Tolerance Summit (WTS 2018) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Armani Hotel, Dubai, on November 15 and 16, coinciding with the International Day for Tolerance. Themed “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”, the ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be celebrated during a special ceremony hosted by Michael Kors on 7 November in Los Angeles, California.  With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kate Hudson is a role model both on and off-screen. She has championed WFP’s mission since 2015 when she first joined Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign. She has lent her talents to advocate for the global fight against hunger through this campaign that raises funds for WFP’s ......read more

Real Estate Register Law: Supreme Legislation Committee's Explanatory Note on Article 11 – Part 1 of 3

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.   Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to execute the off-plan sale contract concluded between him and the developer.   As stated in the Explanatory Note, it came at the request of the Dubai Courts. The need appears to have stemmed from the differences in the jurisprudence of the courts regarding the application of Article 11. There is no doubt that the disharmony in the jurisprudence affects the stability and growth of the real estate sector, a leading sector in the ......read more

The Sharjah Stamp Exhibition celebrates the Year of Zayed

Sharjah – 6 November 2018:  In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will include the 2 commemorative stamps that were launched in 2003 in honour of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession day. In March of 2003, Emirates Post announced that it will organize a stamp design contest entitled “Zayed – Pride of Arabs” for students of colleges and universities of the UAE. Maryam Al Muhairi, a student from the Higher Colleges of Technology (Sharjah Women’s Campus), bagged the top prize in the contest, and two ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes workshop on blockchain technology in customs business

Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the participation of 68 male and female employees from different departments in Dubai Customs.  The workshop is part of Dubai Customs efforts to capitalize on the blockchain technology and support the Dubai Blockchain Strategy which will help Dubai achieve the vision of H.H. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai by making Dubai the first city fully powered by Blockchain by 2020 and making ......read more

EDCC organizes largest UAE Pavilion at debut SNSR in Saudi Arabia

November 04, 2018:  The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia. Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services. Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including those of Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Kuwait, South ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 203,650 smart transactions during “Week without Service Centers”

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world by raising awareness about the benefits of using smart services and systems to process payments and transactions. There are 48 main services available through smart channels in Dubai Customs. ease of use and convenience are the main ......read more

Dubai Customs helps brand owners to recycle 18 m counterfeit items

Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.  This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in supporting green life and protecting the environment. Recycling these items reduces the environmental footprint and helps raise awareness around the importance of proper disposal of these harmful items. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most people. Perhaps Intellectual Property rights-holders are those most likely to feel the true ......read more

October has been a very active and engaging month for Green Hope.

We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's  Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With EcoJustice: Environmental Education & Equity in Action'.. I was  privileged to speak at the One Young World Summit at The Hague at the Environment Plenary! It was a great honor to share our work!   We also celebrated  #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild with young people from North America through a webinar! The purpose of this day is to promote awareness and action with respect to the unique challenges and issues ......read more

Labour Awareness Training Now Mandatory for Employees in Select Professions in the Mainland

31 October 2018; Dubai UAE:  New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).    This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ‘Tawjeeh’ service centres, designated by the MOHRE to offer guidance on rights and responsibilities of employers and employees prior to any contractual engagement. The process, however, does not apply to workers sponsored by companies in free zones.    Details of the awareness session    The awareness training involves a 1.5-hour classroom session with an informative video on UAE employment regulations, displayed in 16 ......read more

DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 4th Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES), an event that is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah on October 30-31. The Halal Trade & Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy ......read more

ICAEW: Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract foreign investment and meet Vision 2030 goals

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy. The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms. Panellists included Ahmar Azam, Chief Operating Officer of Leejam; Anand Rohatgi, Chief Operating Officer of Synergy Consulting; Daniel Royle, Corporate Partner at Abuhimed ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dar Al Ber Society

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters. The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. Al Qatami said that humanitarian initiatives have always held an important place at the DHA and that the DHA’s new organizational structure has a dedicated Health Fund Department, which has an expanded mandate to provide medical assistance and support to patients with financial difficulties. The department’s role is to ......read more

Sharjah Police launches a public auction in cooperation with Emirates Auction

Sharjah, UAE, 30 October 2018:   The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East, announced the launch of a public auction for 56 distinguished vehicle number plates from category 3, which includes a 1 one-digit number plate, 4 two-digit number plates, 15 three-digit number plate, 20 four-digit number plates, and 16 five-digit number plate. The auction will take place on November 10 at 5:00 pm at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre. The number (7) is among the most prominent number plates in this auction as it is the only one-digit number plate available for bidding. Other prominent number plates in the auction include (14), (20), (55), (400), (122), (1700), (7777) and (3311) ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and CDA sign MoU to make Dubai clubs “child-friendly”

Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:  In the framework of cooperation between government entities to serve the nation and society, the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unify their efforts in the field of community development and child protection, and work together to promote sports as a way of life. The MoU was signed at the headquarters of DSC by HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Ahmed Abdulkarim Julfar, Director General of CDA, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and a number of directors and members of the two Dubai government entities. The agreement includes the participation of the two parties in making Dubai clubs child-friendly, and support for the educational ......read more

IHC Member Launches First Dubai Appeal to Help Restore Sight to Region's Blind

The Fred Hollows Foundation, member of International Humanitarian City, Dubai, launches its first local campaign  A simple surgery can bring sight to the 15 million people who are needlessly blind across Middle East, South Asia and North Africa There are 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who need eye surgery or treatment Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  The Fred Hollows Foundation, based at International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, has launched its first UAE campaign calling for funds to help restore sight to the more than 15 million people who are blind across Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.    Chairman of The Foundation, the Honourable John Brumby said tackling avoidable blindness was a major challenge in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.   “There are ......read more

Dubai Cares' programs in Rwanda on track to deliver a transformative change in children and young people's education

Dubai Cares’ delegation visits schools in Rwanda to monitor and evaluate progress of its programs Programs address key education challenges linked to Early Childhood Education and youth empowerment  Over 2,500 children and 16,000 young people benefit from both programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates -29 October 2018:   A delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, visited Rwanda as part of a monitoring and evaluation trip to witness the progress of its two programs launched in 2017. The first program of the UAE-based global philanthropic organization, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is focused on improving the quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE), while the second is working towards empowering youth.     Dubai Cares’ ......read more

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Oman to host prestigious and challenging international trail running event…

May 8, 2018: Oman is to be the location for one of the world’s most extreme sporting challenges when it hosts a premium long-distance trail running event in November this year. The inaugural OMAN by UTMB® event will see an international field of 300 runners take on a non-stop rugged 137km – 85mile – course over the varied and mountainous terrain of Oman’s Jebel Akhdar. ......read more

Smart gates to replace passport officials' platforms by 2030…

Next-Generation Departure’ project will enable passengers complete procedures in minimum time GDFRA-D implements nationality and residency related laws to bring security and economic benefit to the country Strategies in place to have security checkpoints of the future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2018:  Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, ......read more

Department of Economic Development – Ajman seizes fake goods worth over AED 82. 6 million…

UAE, 7 May, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the seizure of more than 413, 277 counterfeit versions of over 40 international brands worth over AED 82,655,400 million. DED-Ajman will be taking legal action against the violators demonstrating the department's commitment to ensure the implementation of local and federal laws that prevent fraud in ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre to Host SpaceOps 2022 International Conference…

The forum of the space mission operations and ground systems community Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018:  Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), a member of the SpaceOps executive committee, announced today that it has been granted the right to host SpaceOps 2022 in Dubai, the international conference on space operations and data systems. The Centre has applied to host the ......read more

Dubai Investments posts strong Q1 2018 results; net profit surges by 25% to AED 362 million…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018:  Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, announced strong Q1 2018 financial results. Highlights:     Net profit increased by 25% to AED 362 million as compared to AED 289 million for Q1 2017     Total Income increased by 33% to AED 927 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Attends Inauguration of Two Projects in Albania Worth AED240 Million…

Tirana River Rehabilitation and Tirana Northern Boulevard projects directly benefit Albanian society, support development of key economic sectors Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2018:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, participated in the official inauguration of two of its funded projects in the ......read more

Dubai Police to participate at IIA International Conference Dubai in effort to maintain ...…

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri explains how A.I. and cyber security are vital to reducing crime 7 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Dubai Police has announced that it is delighted to partici-pate at next month’s Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Confer-ence 2018 in Dubai.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

DED-Ajman signs MOU with 2GIS to enhance services for investors…

UAE, May 5, 2018- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 2GIS, a technology solutions company, as part of its efforts to achieve integration between public and private sectors. The move is aimed at enhancing Ajman’s position on the world economic map through facilitating procedures and services for investors and providing ......read more

Dubai Customs develops strategies to support online trade…

Dubai – 5 May 2018:   Dubai Customs’ online trade development team organized its first meeting in cooperation with Dubai Customs partners. The team included representatives of Tariff and Origin Department, Project Delivery Department, DP World, JAFZA, DAFZA, Dubai South and Dubai Trade.   Ahmed Al Kharoosi, Director of Tariff and Origin Department said the ......read more

DSCE launches ‘My Energy, My Responsibility' campaign to raise awareness on energy efficiency…

May 3, 2018 - Further underscoring the significance of awareness creation in achieving the energy reduction target set by the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), officially unveiled the ‘My Energy, My Responsibility’ campaign. The initiative seeks to encourage general members of the community to be responsible for their energy resources ......read more

Abu Dhabi events present solutions for challenges facing drainage and stormwater networks in the ...…

03 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi and the Wet Infrastructure Summit events kicked off yesterday at Sofitel hotel, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Industry experts and professionals representing government bodies, as well as global and regional private companies gathered to discuss solutions for the natural and infrastructural ......read more

The Ministry of Health and Prevention launches a medical examination Center for residency in Dragon ...…

UAE, 2 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dragon Mart to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Launches Mascots Omeir and Ghbeisha…

Dubai, 1 May 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched two mascots, Omeir and Ghbeisha, at ‘Hag al-Leila’ on Monday, celebrating an significant Emirati tradition marking the eve of the 15th day of Sha’aban and serving as a precursor to the holy month of Ramadan.   Wearing traditional Emirati clothes, Omeir and Ghbeisha surprised the kids and adults ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches Harvard Diabetes Management Program…

UAE, May 1, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the ‘Harvard Diabetes Management Program’, in collaboration with AstraZeneca as part of the Circle of Care initiative and the Hope Project launched earlier in 2016, in cooperation with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The program was introduced in the presence of Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Balila, President of ......read more

Green Hope's April Advocacy…

Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2018:  It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Green Hope has been creating awareness among every section of civil society about the need to protect our planet and how we can achieve the 'Future We Want'. I am sharing below highlights of our April outreach and advocacy : a) We were invited to speak at the One Woman  Fearless Summit at Carleston ......read more

The Ministry of Economy launches The National Program for Supporting Young Innovative Companies…

Abu Dhabi, 30 April 2018: In the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, The Ministry of Economy (MoE), in partnership with 15 government and private sector entities, launched the National Program for Supporting Young Innovative Companies today (Monday) as part of its participation in ......read more

Dubai Customs Announces 134 Drug Seizures in Dubai Airports in 1st quarter of 2018…

Dubai – 30 April 2018: Dubai Customs announced that the number of drug seizures in Dubai Airports in first quarter of 2018 is 134. Weight of seized drugs was 119.6 kg compared to 3.8 kg in the same period in 2018, which means an increase of 115.8 kg.  Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in protecting society and preventing drugs from entering the UAE based on the latest and most ......read more

Union Coop to Sponsor the IIA's 2018 International Conference…

“Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum” The largest Consumer Coop in the UAE will be sponsoring the IIA’s 2018 International Conference, looking forward to writing a new & unique chapter in terms of community service and development April 30, 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Coop in the UAE signed a Memorandum of ......read more

UAE ranks eighth in world's top 10 countries and first among Arab countries for international ...…

Emirates Post Group wins International Express Mail Services Performance Award and International Express Mail Services Customer Service Award Latest achievements demonstrate Emirates Post Group's continuing commitment towards service excellence and support for UAE's move to promote a culture of innovation    Dubai , UAE – 30 April 2018:   Emirates Post ......read more

Dubai Women Establishment Successfully Concludes Second Edition of Innovative Leaders Program…

16 prominent Emirati women complete advanced leadership program Participants gain insights into ‘disruptive innovation’ from thought-leaders at Google, HM Revenue and Customs, RocketSpace, Salesforce and Wayra  Leadership program developed in collaboration with renowned Ashridge-Hult International Business School Manal bint Mohammed:  Emirati women have the ......read more

Ministry of Economy launches the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in cooperation with ...…

Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2018: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE), in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), has launched the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in line with World Intellectual Property Day, which took place today at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel in Dubai. The ceremony ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop receives ISO certification in Quality Management System and Business ...…

UAE, April 29, 2018- As an assurance of its concern of quality and business continuity, Dubai Government Workshop (DWG) has receives ISO certificates for Quality Management System (QMS) and the ISO certificate for Business Continuity—an achievement that that confirms its commitment to work based on the highest standards in the field of quality management and business continuity. The ......read more

Dubai Land Department kicks off ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai'…

  Bin Mejren: The FIABCI World Congress translates our leadership’s vision, highlights our expertise in hosting prestigious international events, and represents yet another achievement for Dubai The event is expected to attract more than 1,500 international real estate experts and delegates from across the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2018: ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Honour ‘Hope Makers' at May 14 Dubai Gala Award Ceremony…

Top Arab Hope Maker to receive AED1 million for charitable work Dubai-UAE: 29 April, 2018 –  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will honour the most altruistic individuals from the Arab world who have dedicated their lives to helping others during an award ceremony at the culmination of the second ......read more

Dubai Customs Inks MoU with BPG to Curb Counterfeiting…

Dubai – 28 April 2018: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group GCC & Yemen (BPG) to promote bilateral co-operation and to exchange relevant information in order to counter counterfeiting and piracy.  Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division from Dubai Customs and Malik Hanouf, CEO of ......read more

Hope Makers Initiative Logo to Be Projected on Five Landmarks in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain…

ADNOC and IPIC headquarters, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to sport the logo for three nights Dubai-UAE, 28 April, 2018 –   In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Hope Makers initiative, the largest Arab initiative to honor the champions of giving in the Arab world, will have its logo projected on five landmark ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances AED550 Million Quweira Solar Power Plant in Jordan…

    Plant produces 105 MW of energy, feeds national electricity grid     Project supplies electricity to 50,000 households       His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Project achieves sustainable development in Jordanian energy sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 April, 2018:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for ......read more

Dubai Customs Celebrates The World Intellectual Property Day 2018…

Dubai – 26 April 2018:  Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait ......read more

His Highness Establishes New Foundation with $1m Seed Funding to Combat Electrocution of Falcons…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed has launched a new Foundation for the conservation of raptors with a $20 million endowment and has committed initial seed funding of $1 ......read more

Dubai Ladies Club in partnership with ‘Brides do Good' to open ‘Designs of Hope' exhibition on May 2…

Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress  Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing ......read more

Micro-Learning Approach Complements Emirates Post Group's Robust Learning and Development Strategy…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 –   Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates Saif Al Ashram Endowment Project…

Dubai-UAE: 25 April 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has officially inaugurated its Saif Al Ashram residential and commercial endowment project in Al Satwa area in Dubai. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.  The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, Mohannad Saif ......read more

DMCA promotes smart transformation & build integrated maritime sector…

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched a wide range of applications and services for online inquiries and payments in line with its ongoing smart transformation and innovation initiatives. The newly introduced applications and services are going to provide the greatest convenience, flexibility and speed in providing services to customers in line with the Smart Dubai Initiative’s ......read more

SLC highlights Dubai's effective legislative practices to visiting high-level Ethiopian delegation…

UAE, April 24, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently presented its success story to a group of visiting high-level Ethiopian delegates. The delegation was briefed on the best practices adopted by the Emirate of Dubai in developing legislation that is capable of addressing the present needs and looking ahead to future challenges. ......read more

Sea of Culture Foundation to Host Literary Salon at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018…

Highlights to include session exploring values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April, 2018:  A host of leading intellectuals, academicians and decision-makers will discuss key issues that dominate today’s cultural landscape at the Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon set to run on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Collaborates with Nasdaq Dubai to Develop New Initiatives…

Al Mansouri: Sukuk issuances will increase nominally in the coming years Kazim: International trust in Dubai has boosted uptake of Islamic financing tools  Al Awar: Sukuk is an ideal financing tool to support sustainable development projects   Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2018 – Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today announced its collaboration with Nasdaq ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Displays A Spectacular Tribute to Sheikh Zayed ...…

To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation  Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the ......read more

Dubai Real Estate Institute organises exclusive executive course from Harvard University…

    The course will be held over two days and target real estate sector employees who wish to develop their skills Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2018:  The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is organising an exclusive executive course from Harvard University focusing on strategic management and innovation in the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances AED708 Million Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City in Afghanistan…

    His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul     City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks     His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more

Dubai Free Zones Council Launches New Initiative to Stimulate and Accelerate E-commerce Growth…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018:  The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones. The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.  The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

Experts Foresee Enhanced Public-Private Partnerships Will Bolster Dubai's Healthcare Sector…

Representatives from Dubai Science Park and Dubai Health Authority emphasise importance of public-private partnerships to advance local healthcare industry Dubai-UAE: 23 April, 2018 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused community, hosted its latest Business Partner Breakfast at the community’s Laboratory Complex, with this edition highlighting the benefits that ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Participates at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair…

Dubai, 21 April 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fifth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec). The Center’s pavilion will exhibit all the books and publications published by the Center, including ‘The Judicial System of ......read more

Human Appeal International launches Ramadan Campaign "Make Them Happy" targeting more ...…

New smart services and website for the month of giving Collect the revenue through the smart system for the first time at the country level. 232 million dirhams expected revenue for 2018 with a growth of 23% over the last year. Zakat Al Fitr, Eid Dressing, Iftar and Food Donation represent four main projects of the Ramadan campaign. Adopting a carefully planned advertising plan for ......read more

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum…

EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018  -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait. The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid ......read more

Dubai Land Department uses Artificial Intelligence to verify ‘Ejari' contracts Applying new ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts. The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the ......read more

DAMAC Chairman sees innovation as catalyst for sector growth in the run up to EXPO 2020…

Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018:  Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared ......read more

Tamouh unveils unique art piece dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018…

The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh. Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Breaks Ground on Charity and Endowment Residential Complex…

AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs  Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018:   His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and ......read more

UAE ranks first among Arab countries and 15th globally in export rankings…

Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world. The report, released recently by ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Rolls Out UAE Environmental Geographic Information System…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations. The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart ......read more

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