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Committee for Sharjah Consultative Council Polls Keen to Enhance Electoral Experience

PANEL DISCUSSES MECHANISMS TO ENSURE SMOOTH CONDUCT OF POLLS SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU - SHARJAH, JUN 23 , 2019-- The Higher Committee for Elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council has resolved to step up its efforts to invigorate the electoral experience of the Emirate of Sharjah, in accordance with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. This came during a meeting of the Committee held today (Sunday) at the Sharjah Ruler’s Office under the chairmanship of HE Dr Mansour Mohammed bin Nassar, Legal Counsel and Director General of the Legal Department at the Sharjah Ruler's Office. Speaking on the occasion, Dr bin Nasser discussed the various stages and procedures of the electoral process and the basic vision behind the whole ......read more

National Geographic Announces 2019-20 Upfront Slate, Pushing Programming Boundaries with its Distinctive, Premium Content from Best-In-Class Storytellers

New Series The Return of the Popular Series Brain Games with a celebrity twist; the next season of the award-winning series Genius Focused on Aretha Franklin; the channel's first competition series Race to the Centre of the Earth from prolific producer Bertram van Munster and the team behind the Amazing Race; greenlight of new episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted; a new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls exclusive to Nat Geo; and two new unscripted series featuring up-and-coming nat geo talent Mariana Van Zeller and Albert Lin   Premium Natural History Series China’s Hidden Kingdoms   Returning Series Wicked Tuna   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   Following National Geographic’s first Oscar win for the two-year-old Documentary ......read more

Emirates Foundation Launches the Fourth Edition for the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth (EAAGY)

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation The Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth encourages a more proactive and creative future for young adults in the Gulf region   Abu Dhabi, June 18, 2019:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, announced today the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth. The award aims to unleash young people’s social entrepreneurship potential and to establish leading social enterprises, which are capable of addressing and tackling collective challenges and achieving sustainable ......read more

Dubai Customs boosts productivity through AI based system

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) expressed his happiness that the “Productivity Engine” was approved by the Dubai Executive Council to be used at the government departments level.  The engine, developed in-house by Dubai Customs, uses artificial intelligence to boost productivity, reduce costs and make clients happier and more satisfied towards the fulfilments of Dubai bold plans and vision. Bin Sulayem highly applauded the role of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in ......read more

Emirates MarsUnder the theme of ‘Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence', MBRSG to Host the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

• This year’s edition marks the first time the event is held in the Middle East region. • The conference brings together scholars and experts from six continents, joining from 62 cities located in in 45 countries around the world. • A conference Programme Committee of around 200 global scholars rigorously reviewed nearly 150 paper submissions.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) – the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world – is hosting the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2019) in Dubai on June 18-20, 2019.   Bearing the theme “Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, this ......read more

Emirates Mars Mission Science Week to commence in July

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will organise workshops at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub in early July, to shed light on the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission Dubai, UAE, 16 June 2019:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet.  EMM Science Week will include six workshops by MBRSC’s Science Team, and will highlight the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) – Hope Probe, and how the probe will collect data to answer key scientific questions about the Red Planet. The week includes interactive workshops to explain the tools used by scientists in the study of Mars ......read more

Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State Upholds Tolerance and Cooperation in Moving D-Day Commemorations

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2019:  His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State delivered an address at the Bussola Institute in Brussels, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history that turned the tide of World War II. The Bussola Institute, a platform for independent research, dialogue and mutual respect between the Gulf Countries and Europe served as the ideal venue to mark this esteemed occasion with His Excellency’s moving, succinct, passionate, and powerful statement that renounced intolerance, extremism and the ‘dehumanization’ of immigrants. HE Zaki Nusseibeh said in a statement, “Populist political leaders, false religious preachers, ethnically motivated parties and social or economic fear mongers are gaining ......read more

Empower renews commitment towards community members through blood donation initiative

Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, organized its annual blood donation campaign as part of the World Blood Donor Day, which is celebrated on 14 June every year. The campaign was held at Empower’s staff accommodation in Al Quoz by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre mobile bus. The mobile bus helps in collecting additional 70-80 units of blood per day and the centre undertakes the responsibility of ensuring safe blood for thousands of people who receive life-saving transfusions every year.  Through the initiative, Empower aims to support the objectives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to build a coherent and vibrant Emirati society, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to build ......read more

UAE and Oman bodies sign MoU to jointly promote Internal Auditing

Training courses planned to enhance auditing skills Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Strategic alliances need to be developed Muneer Al-Mughairy:  Quality Assurance services to be promoted    Dubai, June 9, 2019: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) and   Institute of Internal Auditors-Oman (IIA-Oman) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a validity of three years. The agreement will facilitate both the organisations go in for joint cooperation and promotion and also to work for professional honing the auditing skills of their members. The MoU has been signed by the heads of both UAE-IAA and IIA-Oman. IIA Oman is the only professional chapter for Internal Auditors in the Sultanate of Oman sponsored by the College of Banking and Finance.  The UAE-IAA President Abdulqader ......read more

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

Sharjah, 8 June 2019: For the 6th year in a row, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is gearing up to participate in the 11th edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) of the International Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme “Creating a Shared Future”, the three-day event will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 12 – 14 June 2019 with the participation of 1200 participants from more than 100 countries across the world. A delegation of senior officials and executives from the SCCI will be heading to Brazil, where they will hold several meetings with senior officials and decision-makers from various chambers worldwide. The SCCI has reinforced its partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, as being the golden sponsor of the Congress. On the sidelines of the exhibition ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:   “The occasion of the World Environment Day 2019, with its theme ‘Air Pollution,’ is an ideal opportunity for governments, industries, and individuals to renew their commitment to improving air quality in their cities and regions through the active adoption and implementation of solutions that can mitigate the impact of this menace. Given the rate at which the earth is getting polluted, there exists an urgent need to step up proactive efforts to save our environment for future generations. Breathing fresh air is a primary requirement for good health and overall well-being. Hence, the theme for World Environment Day 2019 can be seen as a call to action to jointly tackle this global crisis. It is high time we modify our everyday lives with an aim to reduce ......read more

Joyalukkas employees host charity Iftar at labour camps.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Joyalukkas employees shared their joy with thousands of laborers by hosting a charity Iftar at various labor camps across the UAE. An unnamed employee who actively works in the CSR division of the Joyalukkas Group said, “As a Group, Joyalukkas is one of the most giving organizations in the world and this spirit inspires all its employees on the same path, like Joyalukkas Foundation, we believe ‘Lets do every little possible to make the world a better place’, Joyalukkas employees are one of the highest donors of blood in the UAE. During this Ramadan, we felt hosting an Iftar for the labor camps would be a good gesture on our part.” Joyalukkas Group is known for engaging and contributing generously to various social and ......read more

Aster Volunteers and Max make Eid special for 100 underprivileged children

This is the third chapter of the ‘Smile’ programme, which was launched by Aster Volunteers in March 2018, with an aim to promote wellbeing of children in need   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    With Eid holidays approaching, Aster Volunteers and Max in cooperation with the Human Appeal International (HAI) joined hands to conduct the third edition of ‘Smile’ programme and bring happiness and joy to 100 less fortunate children from different nations living in the UAE.  The programme echoes the sentiments put forth in the Year of Tolerance, reflecting UAE's Founding Father's principles encouraging peaceful co-existence, tolerance, cohesion and acceptance.    The programme was conducted at Oasis Mall, Dubai where the children got an opportunity to shop, ......read more

DLD launches first Ramadan football tournament for its sectors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:     Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently held the first edition of its Ramadan football tournament for its sectors. The tournament, sponsored by Sobha Realty, was organised by the Registration and Real Estate services sector in collaboration with the Employee Happiness Committee at the Amity School in Al Qusais. At the end of the tournament, which was attended by the CEOs of DLD’s sectors, and a large number of DLD’s employees and the public, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Majid Al Marri, CEO of the Registration and Real Estate services sector at DLD, honoured the participants and the winners, where the Registration and Real Estate services sector came in first place. Majid Al Marri said: “The tournament was organised in order to ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Celebrates Ramadan Through Giving and Education

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  In an effort to celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE Region has unveiled a wide range of humanitarian initiatives exemplifying the values of the company and Emirati society. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time to remember the importance of giving, tolerance and prosperity. Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become a city where millions of people from different cultures can coexist and work in a safe and harmonious environment, serving as a beacon for the rest of the world. Due to the strong values present in Emirati society, this has been possible, and DP World is proud to be able to serve our city and nation by promoting these ......read more

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

Firm to help raise funds to empower Rohingya children and bring positive and sustainable transformation in classrooms to ensure long-term development  Partners with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) to support their strategic priorities of establishing a Model Learning Center, particularly for the Rohingya students      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:    Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal Middle East Limited (A&M), today announced that the firm is seeking to raise funds for the education and development of refugee children in Bangladesh.    Uniting with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping people in need worldwide, the initiative will improve access and quality of education ......read more

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

Mabrouk Ma Yak, the UAE’s government innovative newborn registration service, helps Emirati parents obtain identity documents for their children. The service was developed in partnership between various UAE government entities and Johnson’s   Dubai, UAE – 29 May 2019:   A UAE government newborn registration e-service has to date helped 8,000 families register their children in the UAE. The service, previously available in 35 hospitals across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain, will now be extended to all the Emirates.    Mabrouk Ma Yak service sends parents of newborn children a text message asking them to name their child and upload a picture. Families are then offered the Mabrouk Ma Yak congratulatory package, which includes a birth certificate, ......read more

Dubai Customs carries out 19 social initiatives in Ramadan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    Dubai Customs carried out 19 social initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan that benefited more than 45,000 people.  The initiatives varied to include donations, distribution of iftar meals among motorists and pedestrians, and organizing lectures. As part of Al Furdah Hands initiative, 20,000 meals were handed out to motorists as they stopped at the traffic lights around sunset time. Around 200 volunteers of Ghayath Volunteer Team took part in the initiative along with their children and members of the port Police Station. Dubai Customs also distributed basic foodstuff items to 2,000 families in need, in cooperation with authorized charities in the country.  Passengers arriving at the Dubai Airport were received with Ramadan snacks which reflects the welcoming ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a license agreement with Mashreq Bank, one of the first banks operating in the UAE, for the use of the e-mortgage system. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Arshad Khan, representing Mashreq Bank. Bin Mejren said: “The development and launch of the new e-mortgage system come as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance automation applications and systems in our transactions to reduce paper transactions and the number of visits. We expect that applying blockchain technologies will contribute to reducing the number of visits, in line with the ratios set by the Government of Dubai for government entities. At DLD, we are keen to support the directives of our wise leadership and the strategies to make Dubai the smartest ......read more

ENEC sponsors Emirates Red Crescent Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed

ENEC partners with volunteers.ae to enable its employees to participate in a wide range of charitable activities   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 May 2019:  Volunteers from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, helped prepare Iftar meals for community members in the town of Madinat Zayed, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.   On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and as a part of its commitment to families and communities across the United Arab Emirates, ENEC has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to sponsor an Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed between 6 May and 5 June 2019, serving Iftar for roughly 200 people every day.    In addition, ENEC continues to provide Iftar for 500 laborers every ......read more

MoHAP and Novartis Ink Agreement to Strengthen the Strategic Drug Stockpile

Dubai, 28 May 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has inked, on May 27, an agreement with Novartis Middle East on the provision and recycling of the strategic drug stockpile in severe and emergency situations. The agreement includes 31 life-saving and emergency drugs. The one-year-agreement aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical security and the appropriate response to emergency cases, with the formation of a joint committee to follow up the agreement implementation. The signing ceremony was held at MOHAP’s headquarters in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Dr. Mohamed ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2019:   Fittingly for the Holy Month of Ramadan, this week has seen the return of the traditional call to prayer to the historic Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The prominent location of Al Jahili Fort, at the centre of the city, and its landmark status, is such that its buildings, including the mosque, have come to symbolise the traditional architecture and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi.  The historic mosque consists of a single room with an open arcade on the east side entered from an enclosed courtyard. It is a historic building constructed with earth blocks and palm log beams and probably dates back to the foundation of the fort in the 1890s. Within the courtyard there is a low platform from which the call to prayer was traditionally made.  Recent work by the Department of Culture and ......read more

PAN Emirates Home Furnishings Announces its CSR Initiative this Ramadan

 PAN Emirates commits to donate 1% of total sales to SENSES Residential and Day Care for Special Needs during the holy month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    In keeping with their belief in giving back to the community through various initiatives throughout the year, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has announced that it will contribute 1% of its total sales during the month of Ramadan to SENSES Residential and Day Care Center for Special Needs, a non-profit organization, which is a residential and daycare facility for children with special needs in the UAE.   This initiative from PAN Emirates Home Furnishings is the third consecutive one. The initiative in 2017 turned out to be a huge success with the total ......read more

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

To promote tolerance and to support the Well of Hope competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th May 2019:  On invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with The Dubai Mall, concluded its participation in the Well of Hope competition launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), under a campaign themed ‘Power of Giving.’  During the campaign, held on 23rd May 2019, Dubai Culture managed to pump 17,707 liters of water, amounting to 1180 bottles to be donated to the needy and people living in remote areas with limited access to water. Under the campaign, the participants, in presence of Her Excellency Hala Badri, the Director ......read more

Do you wish to take your volunteering efforts to a new level? Sign up for a volunteering opportunity with Dubai Cares in Senegal in fall 2019

• Volunteers are invited to register through the UAE Volunteer Platform • 15 volunteers from the UAE will travel to a remote village in Senegal and help set the foundation for a community school   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will return to Senegal in November 2019 for another edition of Volunteer Globally. With this announcement, the door for registration is now open for new and long-standing Dubai Cares volunteers who wish to extend their volunteering efforts beyond the country’s borders, and touch the lives of underprivileged communities around the world. This visit by 15 UAE-based volunteers, marks the 3rd Volunteer Globally mission to take place in the West African nation.    Volunteer ......read more

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National Media Council and Sharjah Book Authority Sign MoU to Bolster UAE's Cultural Sector…

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Jafza Participation at Sial 2018 in Paris to Attract Investment From F&B Industries…

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Metito Showcases Pioneering Water Technologies at WETEX Dubai…

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Implementation of New Regulations for Residence and Visitor Visas Forthcoming…

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Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020…

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Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2018 explores the truth about fake news…

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Five-Year Multiple-Entry Visit Visas Soon Available for British Citizens…

Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years.  This comes as a result of an approved Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, that aims at facilitating the issuance of visit visas to citizens of both countries travelling for ......read more

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Sustainable Practices for a Sustainable Tomorrow…

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Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

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Dubai Investment Week 2018 to turn spotlight on investing in future transformations…

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18 year old Dubai girl addresses the United Nations General Assembly…

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Dubai Customs' Back to School Initiative brings cheer to 150 students…

Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2018:   Within its efforts to enhance social solidarity, Dubai Customs Director General, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and the Chinese Consul General Li Lingbing took part in the “Back to School Initiative” which was organized by Dubai Customs’ Ghayyath Volunteer Team. As many as 150 school bags were distributed to the female students of ......read more

Khalifa Fund showcases its successful SMEs at ‘ADIHEX'…

Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: The Khalifa Fund pavilion at the International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition - Abu Dhabi 2018, has received overwhelming response, which is evident in its high visitor and participant turnout. The exhibition is being held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Model Villa Initiative as part of Masdar partnership…

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, in partnership with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), has today launched its “Model Villa Initiative”, in an effort to promote energy efficiency and the building of more sustainable residential villas in the emirate. The initiative is part of RAK Municipality’s Building Retrofits ......read more

ALFAHIM Recycling and Energy-saving Initiatives Have Positive Impact on Environment…

ALFAHIM recycles hundreds of tonnes of paper and saves 12,571 Mwh of energy over five-year period. Green policies at offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi help reduce energy bills by 30 per cent each month. Boost to environment equivalent to planting 1,593 trees and saving 16,482 barrels of oil. Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018:   ALFAHIM’s extensive ......read more

Dubai Quality Group announces the Formation of the UAE Innovation Chapter…

The UAE Innovation Chapter – first of its kind in the UAE & Middle East formed by DQG  Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Dubai Quality Group proudly announces the establishment of the UAE Innovation Chapter, in association with Team Power International. The chapter is a first of its kind think tank to be launched in the UAE & the Middle East to connect & ......read more

World Green Economy Summit 2018 to underscore role of youth in global green economy movement…

Fifth edition to highlight (CLIX) initiative launched by Ministry of Climate Change & Environment  Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2018:   The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 is set to emphasise the role of young men and women in global efforts to build a green economy when it opens in Dubai in October. Organizers of WGES made the announcement as the UAE joins the ......read more

Henley & Partners welcomes new Citizenship-by-Investment Program in Montenegro…

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Henley & Partners, the leading global investment migration firm, has announced that it will be launching a Montenegro citizenship-by-investment program in October in collaboration with the Government of Montenegro. It follows the recent decision by another European nation, Moldova, to award Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and ......read more

Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time…

Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars ......read more

Kalyan Silks Flood relief…

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma ......read more

Dubai Health Authority officials to get leadership training…

Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.  The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in ......read more

Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot in 2018 Safest Cities in the World Ranking…

International indices place Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world Abu Dhabi, 19, September 2018:   Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.  Surpassing more than 300 ......read more

New retirement visas likely to drive long-term inheritance planning for UAE expats…

DIFC Wills Service Centre expects significant increase in Will registrations as residents protect their property and investments after retirement September 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The head of the DIFC Wills Service Centre says he’s expecting a significant increase in the number of foreign residents registering new Wills as a result of the Government’s recently announced 5-year ......read more

Dubai to host 13th IAMRA conference in 2018…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 13thInternational Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference will take place from October 6-9 in Dubai. DHA will host the conference in association with ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council meets with the UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss ...…

Dubai – 18 September 2018 The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

Volunteers from the UAE join hands with the community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal to build a ...…

Thirteen UAE-based volunteers join school-building mission in Senegal    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17 September 2018:  60 Senegalese school children welcomed the promise of a new school in their community which is in the process of being constructed in the local community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal, under the umbrella of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally ......read more

Sharjah's Recognition as ‘Accessible City for Physically Disabled' Hailed as Historic Step Towards ...…

Emirate to Be Declared ‘accessible City for Physically Disabled’ on October 31 at United Nations by World Federati0n of Disabled Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Top officials and heads of various government entities have welcomed steps being taken by the United Nations recognising Sharjah as the “Accessible City for the Physically Disabled,” hailing it as yet ......read more

Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector…

11th September, 2018-ABU DHABI-The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president honoring the event by visiting the exhibition.  Sheikh Zayed then ordered that ADIHEX becomes an annual event and since then the exhibition is held annually in the ......read more

DHA launches 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (You Are Our Pride) initiative…

The program aims to motivate DHA employees to excel in their jobs and join the authority’s drive in creating a first class medical system in Dubai. Employees who take part and excel in this program will be awarded. In 2017, DHA facilities served more than 4 million customers.    UAE, Dubai, September 11, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 3rd ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launches Smart Advising System based on technological ...…

UAE, 11 September 2018 - As part of its pioneering efforts to adopt technological innovation and promote creative thinking for smart learning and the knowledge industry, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated the launch of the Smart Advising System for its learners starting fall of 2018, reinforcing its position as the first university in the Arab World to adopt a new smart and ......read more

DIHAD Offers a Ray of Hope to Syrian Children at ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood' Refugee Camp in Jordan…

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11  September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in ......read more

Group of HBMSU learners represent UAE in the largest global gathering of youth leaders in New York…

UAE, 09th September 2018 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) posted a new achievement in its quest for excellence and to provide the best opportunities for learners to acquire international expertise. Four of its learners recently took part in the 22nd session of ‘The Youth Assembly,’ which was recently held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City to ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced their partnership to help send one million children to school by 2020. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims ......read more

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