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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches Awareness Campaign for the Implementation of Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 Regulating Fishing and Trading of Sheri and Saf…

Consistent with the breeding season from 1st March to 30th April,  Dubai, UAE: 17 February 2018 -   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched an awareness campaign for implementing the Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 regulating the fishing and trading of Arabian Sheri (emperor fish) and Safi (rabbitfish) during the breeding period starting from 1st March to 30th April 2018.  The decision stipulates that trading of local or imported Sheri and Safi fish is prohibited in fish markets and outlets during the breeding season of every year in the country. Importing and exporting of these fish in any form (fresh, frozen, salted, smoked, packed) is also not allowed during this period. Fishermen should send Sheri and Safi fish back to water if they are caught by mistake. Salah Abdullah Al ......read more

MENA region U.S. egg import value grows 73% in 2017…

Growing population, rising incomes, evolving dietary patterns and thriving tourism spark demand Dubai, 17 February 2018 -   Middle Eastern consumers are showing a fast-growing appetite for eggs. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. egg imports to the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region grew 73 percent in USD value in 2017 over the imports in 2016.  This represents a volume growth of 88 percent for U.S. table eggs and 83% for U.S. egg products.    Both consumer and industrial egg consumption has increased as demand has grown in the region.  A growing population, rising incomes and evolving dietary patterns are sparking demand, supplemented by a thriving tourism sector.   Within the MENA region, the fastest growing importers of U.S. eggs ......read more

Voting for Superbrands 2018 has commenced…

Brands to be recognized as Consumer Superbrands or Business Superbrands for this first time based on who their end customer is Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:   Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2018 has commenced. This year Superbrands has decided to segregate brands as Consumer Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2B brands) in order to recognize the relationship building marketing efforts by various brands to their target audiences. Superbrands is by invitation only, and the brands which have been successfully graded or voted through independent research and the stringent Superbrands Council selection ......read more

UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments…

First global money transfer business in Middle East to offer real-time, seamless payment solutions by using blockchain technology  Dubai, 10 February 2018:   UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based Ripple to enable instant, seamless and real-time cross-border payments. This makes UAE Exchange the largest payment solutions provider in the Middle East to use Ripple’s blockchain technology to process payments globally in real time.   Through this partnership, UAE Exchange joins RippleNet, Ripple's enterprise blockchain network with over 100-member banks and financial institutions. Leveraging the strengths of Ripple’s leading enterprise blockchain solution for payments, which provides ......read more

Xpress Money registers a 10% growth in 2017…

Remittances from the GCC remain strong; 2018 expected to witness continued growth  Dubai, February 5, 2018:   Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, witnessed a 10% growth in its global operations in 2017. The growth was backed by new partnerships in crucial corridors, innovative solutions, and a global expansion in the Xpress Money agent network.  Xpress Money’s traditional corridors from GCC remained strong. From the UAE, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Egypt, were the top remittance receiving corridors. Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Philippines and Jordan received the highest remittances from Oman. The second quarter of 2017 witnessed the highest number of transactions owing to the month of Ramadan. In UAE, the second quarter saw the highest number of ......read more

TAG Heuer Link 41mm with diamond bezel…

Where comfort meet elegance. The famous Link model, which received a masterful makeover in 2016, is presented today on a luxury version with a diamond bezel.    Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018:  Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort.    True to its image as a luxury Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer presents today a new version, more luxurious, with a bezel fully set with 54 diamonds of 1.80mm.   With a diameter of 41 mm, the blue sunray open dial allows for maximum readability, while the bezel features two components, combining two designs: a cushion base and an overlaid ring, on which are set the 54 ......read more

Seven trade fairs to open in Hong Kong early next year…

Strengthening businesses between Hong Kong and the UAE   DUBAI - 18 December 2017:   Hong Kong and the UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to Hong Kong’s business advantages, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) gathers the latest market intelligence and form partnerships to develop business for corporations, and organises more than 30 exhibitions every year to provide a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.   Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced today that seven international trade fairs will be held in Hong Kong early next year, which will offer ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the UAE to expand their businesses ......read more

Dubai Trade implements ISO 18295-1:2017 standards for Customer Contact Centre…

Sultan Bin Sulayem: Achieving another important step forward in supporting Smart Dubai initiative   Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2017:  Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has implemented the ISO 18295-1:2017 standard in its Customer Contact Centre. It is one of the first organisations in the world to implement the standard which was launched in July detailing the service requirements for such facilities and complements Dubai Trade’s integrated electronic and smart platforms on its portal www.dubaitrade.ae and its smart applications Tradeshield and LogiGate. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: "We are committed to supporting smart trade, which helps businesses connect to their markets, especially in logistics. Our customers can ......read more

95% of employees believe they would be more productive if they were happier…

A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global shows employee productivity hinges on happiness in the workplace Over 72% say work-life balance is the key to overall happiness in the workplace OIC and Bupa Global launch a Wellness Quiz to help people in the UAE to understand their current state of wellbeing so employers can better understand key to workplace happiness  Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2017:  In an effort to help employers understand what motivates employees to be more productive, Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global conducted a study to find out how much workplace productivity hinges on happiness – and what businesses can do to help.    The findings of the study will be discussed amongst decision makers and employers attending tomorrow’s SME Beyond ......read more

Abu Dhabi to Host Inaugural Edition of Agriscape…

First-of-its-kind international exhibition on agricultural investments to offer unique perspective on current and future agriculture landscape worldwide Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 October, 2017:   Abu Dhabi is gearing up to showcase Agriscape 2017, an international exhibition dedicated to agricultural investments abroad and organized by the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance (ADFSA) in collaboration with the Food Security Center – Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.  Set to run from November 14 to 15, 2017 at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, the first-of-its-kind event will provide companies seeking investment opportunities in the farmland sector abroad with a comprehensive overview of current and future global trends in ......read more

Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to Malta…

Trade mission aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and investment opportunities opening up in Malta Chamber-led delegation held meetings with Maltese Prime Minister, top government officials, and business leaders Maltese Minister of Foreign Trade and Promotion: Malta compliments Dubai’s role in the Gulf region as a player in the field of trade and investment H.E. Al Ghuair: Malta is an ideal trading partner to Dubai and the emirate serves as a gateway for Maltese businesses that want to access growth markets in the GCC, Africa, and Asia  Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded its high-level trade mission to Malta which aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and investment opportunities that are opening up in the fast-growing ......read more

Eighth Green Leadership Series Identifies Job Creation as Critical for UAE Sustainability…

Event highlights opportunities, challenges in transition towards greener economy Eng. Al Abdooli from Ministry of Climate Change and Development (MoCCaE): Green growth efforts would result in 4 to 5.5% higher GDP growth and create 160,000 new jobs by 2030 Dubai-UAE: 4 October, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, today convened the eighth edition of its Green Leadership Series, discussing the progress of Dubai’s green economy transformation. Industry advocates gathered at The Address Dubai Mall to explore the latest trends in the creation of green jobs, underpinned by the UAE Green Agenda 2030.   The Green Leadership Series is an interactive event aimed at promoting the transition to a green and low-carbon economy in Dubai. Through ......read more

Renowned Workplace Visionary Says HR in Many Businesses Have Lost Their Purpose…

Internet sensation, unshakable optimist and inspirational speaker, Simon Sinek believes HR must focus on the humans, not the resources Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2017:  Simon Sinek, the world-renowned speaker, best-seller author and popular advocate for workforce fulfilment, believes that the misconceived role of HR and the people who work in the profession needs to change in order to positively impact the success of an organisation. Speaking ahead of his livestream guru session at the HR Summit & Expo 2017, Sinek said: “In my opinion, HR serves one of the most valuable jobs in business today, which is to solely represent the people. “HR, especially in large companies, has lost its purpose.  They seem to focus more on the ‘resources' and not the ‘human', in so many companies.  When I ......read more

The Emirates Group partners with PwC Middle East to offer a training opportunity for UAE Nationals…

DUBAI, U.A.E., 28 September 2017:  The Emirates Group has partnered with PwC Middle East to offer UAE National graduates a secondment opportunity in one of the world’s leading professional services network. Two UAE National Emirates Group employees have been selected this year to partake in PwC’s Watani Graduate Programme, providing them with a unique training opportunity in fields such as consultancy, assurance, audit and finance.  The selected UAE National employees have successfully passed the rigorous PwC selection process and began their 12-month secondment with PwC earlier this month. The two candidates joined a batch of 300 new graduates welcomed by PwC from different Middle Eastern countries, all looking to complete professional training and obtain certification on the allocated field across PwC’s ......read more

TASC Outsourcing launches TascTemp, region's first online hiring portal for temporary staff…

DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this service, short-term staff can be placed within as little as half-a-day.  Users can browse through www.tasctemp.com to choose amongst the available pre-screened candidates, who are ready-to-be-employed across sales and administrative functions ......read more

Business and academia collaborate at Dubai Science Park to shape the science sector…

Dubai Science Park, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Jalila Foundation discuss ways to enhance UAE’s science sector Dubai-UAE: 13 September, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, hosted a networking event in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s first medical university, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that supports medical research and educational programmes, to discuss ways to enhance the UAE’s healthcare sector. Welcoming a science-focused audience to DSP, comprising representatives from academia, business and government, Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive ......read more

GOV HR Summit to focus on “people-first” initiatives and developing the national workforce…

The region’s biggest HR platform returns to Abu Dhabi on October 30-31, 2017 with speakers from top government, semi government and state owned entities joining the summit Dubai: September 6,, 2017:   The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading human resource platform, will welcome a prestigious line-up of speakers including Her Excellency Maytha Al Habsi, Deputy CEO, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, Ismail Abdulla, CEO, Strata, A Mubadala Company, Fatma Hussain, Chief Human Capital Officer, TECOM Group and Wassem Hassan, Vice President -Human Resources and Administration, DXB Entertainment at the elite Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE Hosted under the theme of ‘Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities’, the 2017 edition of the summit features an innovative ......read more

Recruiters give green light to engineers with passion for sustainability…

Engineering companies increasingly looking for candidates with the skills and desire to make a difference Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2017:  Article written by Yara Matar, HR Representative at DC PRO Engineering, a recognised world leader in District Energy, and regional pioneer in sustainable Green Building MEP Design. With the world now increasingly recognising the effects of global warming and the dangers that lie ahead, there is an increasing need to be green in the race to save the planet. World leaders have signed agreements to tackle CO2 emissions globally while industries, individuals and corporations are playing their part in the pursuit of a sustainable future. In this regard, engineering as an industry is obviously key as a pioneer of sustainability. With the shift in market dynamics there are now greater demands ......read more

The GOV HR Summit set to inspire and develop national talent…

The region’s biggest HR platform to take place on October 30-31, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE Dubai: July 9th, 2017:  The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading Human Resource platform, will once again open its doors to HR leaders from top government, semi government and state owned entities across the GCC, on 30th October 2017 in Abu Dhabi UAE, under the theme “Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities”. With an impressive line-up of influential and intellectual international and regional leaders in Human Resources, the summit will kick off with a powerful keynote presentation by Mr. Ray Jefferson, Global Leadership Practitioner, Consultant, Speaker and Former Senate confirmed U.S. Assistant Secretary General for Veteran’s Employment & Training, under US President ......read more

Empower to Participate in 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Arizona, U.S.…

This conference will be held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will be attending the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA)108the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, which will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona-United States,from 26 to 29 June 2017. Ahmad Bin Shafar will also attend the IDEA Board of Directors’ meeting which will be held on the side lines of the conference. Ahmad Bin Shafaris the first Emirati Arab member of the IDEA Board of Directors since 2013.  “We are pleased to take part in the Annual Conference & Exhibition of IDEA, the world’s most authentic and oldest association for district ......read more

Empower Starts Delivering District Cooling Solutions to JVC and JVT…

Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, stated that it has started delivering district cooling solutions to Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) projects. Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services. “We are very pleased to deliver the first phase of district cooling solutions to JVC and JVT. The project has been supervised and managed with a high level of efficiency. At Empower it is our mission to provide landmark projects of Dubai with world class cooling solutions ......read more

Farnek Receives International Rating for Its Cleaning Science…

18 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE UAE-based total FM company makes exemplary progress with standards, training and sustainability, prompting British Institute of Cleaning Science to maintain rating  In recognition of its excellence in facilities management (FM) services, UAE-based total FM company Farnek continues its accreditation program from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), the largest independent, professional and educational body in the cleaning industry.  Markus Oberlin, CEO of Farnek, said: “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the British Institute of Cleaning Science since we embarked on the first accreditation process in 2012 and we are delighted this will continue. Our customers benefit from our accreditation with BICSc, secure in the knowledge that we are delivering safe and ......read more

122 New Companies From 33 Countries Set Up in Jafza During Q1 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a company of global trade enabler DP World and a major destination for foreign direct investment in the Middle East, Africa and CIS states, registered 122 new companies from 33 countries during the first three months of 2017. More than half (55 percent) of new companies were from the Middle East region, followed by 22 percent from Asia-Pacific , 16 percent from Europe, 4 percent from Africa and 3 percent from North America. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO DP World, said: “The number of companies reflects investor confidence in Jafza services and facilities in a wide range of industry sectors. “Jafza’s innovative approach is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and ......read more

Ramadan 2017 to Witness an Increase in Job Search Activity, According to 79% of MENA Professionals…

Bayt.com’s latest poll reports that nearly two thirds of MENA respondents feel more productive during Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Ramadan is a time for reflection, unity, sharing and generosity. It is a time that can bring out the best in people, whether during work or when spending time with friends and family. For professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the wonderful spirit of Ramadan is very much present in the workplace and the holy month comes with plenty of time to reflect and plan. According to the new “Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace” poll, carried out by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 Job Site, the majority of MENA professionals (79.1%) agree that they plan to spend more time looking for a new job during Ramadan.   A large contributor to the ......read more

Deloitte: Family-Owned Businesses Expect Disruptions Over Next Decade and Look to the Next-Gen for Brighter Future…

-Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants 23 May, 2017 – Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants. These are the results of Deloitte’s NextGen Survey. Deloitte talked to 268 family-owned businesses and discussed specific challenges such as succession but also growth, strategy and the speed with markets change nowadays. “The global economy is changing rapidly and fundamentally, due to the exponential speed of transformation in digital infrastructure, among other things. Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind—a tendency that in the perception of many goes against ......read more

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4 leadership takeaways from the UK election…

Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2017 - According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, there are four universals that apply in both politics and business. First, leadership differs according to where you are in the leadership journey. Second, identity and character are mixed in with more primitive reactions to imagery. Third, the nature of the challenge is ......read more

The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA) Launches in the UAE Market…

AED 80 billion regional facility management industry in immediate need of regulation and standardized best practices; say’s company spokesperson Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA), having launched in the UAE market, now offers the country’s cleaning, hygiene, and facility management industry much needed regulations and standardized best ......read more

Epson aims to capture a larger regional market share through SGI Dubai 2018…

‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, May 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. From printing the most intricate photograph to the most precise architectural drawing, Epson has focused on ......read more

Empower Saves 280 Million Imperial Gallons of Fresh Water in 2016…

  The savings achieved is enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider has announced savings of 280million gallons of fresh water in 2016, enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools. Empower uses advanced Reverse Osmosis (RO) ......read more

Emirates Glass Achieves Strong Results in 2016, Wins Projects Worth Over AED 110 Million Across ...…

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UAE nationals find private sector jobs more appealing now than ever before, TASC survey reveals…

DUBAI – May 7, 2017:  Marking a paradigm shift in the conventional mindset of UAE nationals seeking employment, a recently concluded survey reveals that about 57 per cent of them showed interest in working for the private sector. Of the 57 per cent, an encouraging 27 per cent want to work exclusively in the private sector and the remaining 30 per cent are amenable to working in either ......read more

EMI Participates in Half-Yearly Meeting of Gulf Association for Metrology…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 6 May, 2017 – Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI), part of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), participated in the half-yearly meeting of members of the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) hosted by Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) in Abu Dhabi.  Held for the first time in Abu Dhabi since GULFMET’s establishment, the ......read more

Launch of fish stock promotion program…

Dubai, UAE, May 3, 2017:  Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy chairman of police and Public security in Dubai, the Honorary Chairman of the Protection of Maritime Environment Society launched on Sunday the first phase of fish production enhancement program in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone ......read more

Empower Prepared for Higher Output Capacity to Meet Increasing District Cooling Demand During Summer…

The company is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower),the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period.The company announced that it has completed pre-summer preparation works at its district ......read more

Emirates Printing Press Opens New Printing and Packaging Facility in Dubai Industrial Park…

•    State-of-the-art machines print 27000 meters per hour •    New 255,000 sq. ft. facility introduces advanced flexible packaging options Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2017 – Emirates Printing Press (EPP), a high-quality, multi-award-winning commercial printing press based in Dubai, announced the opening of its third 255,000 square feet printing and ......read more

Paraguay president announces plans to open country's first commercial representative office in Dubai…

Announcement came during Dubai delegation’s visit to Paraguay as part of high-level trade mission to Latin America led by Dubai Chamber  H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai-Paraguay non-oil trade has surged 92% between 2010 and 2016, and there is huge potential to expand scope of bilateral trade H.E. Buamim: As a major agricultural exporter, Paraguay can play a key role in collaborating with ......read more

Alstom and the RATP Carry Out First Tests on the Autonomous Stabling of a Tram in a Depot…

Dubai, UAE - 27 April 2017: Alstom and the RATP have successfully completed an initial experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram in the RATP’s T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project lasted a total of six months, including three at the Vitry site. A phase of additional studies and tests is due to be launched from the second half of 2017 onwards.  The tram, ......read more

48 percent of GCC residents Prefer to Shop Online but Payment Security is Still a Concern…

•    YouGov survey commissioned by Seamless Middle East reveals that a lack of confidence in online payment security deters 34 percent of GCC residents from shopping online •    Regional and international experts will discuss best practices and future trends in the payments, e-commerce and retail industries at Seamless Middle East 2017, 1-2 May Dubai, ......read more

UAE Ranks as the Most Connected Country on LinkedIn Globally…

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New Emirati Free Trade Zone for European Markets Announced at Hannover Messe…

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Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider ...…

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Growth of 11.8% in Ras Al Khaimah's Foreign Trade in 2016…

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Henkel Reports Strong Performance in Fiscal Year 2016; Middle East and Africa Region with Strong ...…

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TRL throws spotlight on upcoming trends in the ‘Future of Transport' for the UAE at the ‘Smart ...…

April 19, 2017: Recent industry reports have shown that the continuously growing rate of technological change has been identified as one of the major drivers in the evolution of the global transport landscape. Looking to increase more awareness on this evolving phenomenon, TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, is set to showcase the emerging and upcoming trends in the ......read more

Links Group: Post-Brexit UK-GCC Free Trade Agreement Set to Enhance UAE's Economy…

Dubai, UAE - 13 April 2017: Britain’s decision to establish a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the GCC has the potential to fast track the diversification of the UAE economy, according to Links Group, the region’s leading provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services. Led by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain is paving the way for a post-Brexit deal for ......read more

Kanoo Machinery Exhibits Farming Technologies at AgraME 2017…

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UAE Exchange Hiring on-the-spot at Careers UAE…

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Empower Facilitates E-payment through “Rosoom” of Dubai Trade…

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His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours Careers UAE 2017…

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Retailers are Failing to Drive Devotion Amongst UAE Shoppers…

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Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Offers Jobs to Nine Qualified UAE Nationals at Family Village…

Foundation is Currently Reviewing more than 300 Applications Dubai-UAE: 11 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai has created nine new jobs for UAE nationals at its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage of its kind.  The Foundation is also reviewing more than 300 applications from nationals keen to work in various disciplines ......read more

Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Opens ...…

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Government Entities Lead the Way at Careers UAE…

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UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) signs MoU with UAE-India Business Council (UIBC) to ...…

Dubai, 11 April 2017: The UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) andUAE-India Business Council (UIBC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for facilitating trade and investmentsincluding expansion of joint ventures, technological& industrial collaboration between UAE and India. The MoU was signed by H.E. Mr Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAEIIC and Mr Abdul ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Careers UAE 2017…

Public and private companies out in full force to recruit UAE nationals as government strives to reach Vision 2021 Emiratisation goals Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017 His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, officially inaugurated the 17th edition of Careers UAE 2017 today, as the country’s leading ......read more

The real price of keeping the peace at work…

Negative emotions in the workplace can have surprising positive effects, says LBS expert Dubai, UAE, 09 April 2017 - Most of us, if asked, would opt for a harmonious office environment. Few of us regularly display anger or suspicion in the workplace, choosing instead to hide any negative feelings lest they damage our reputation or relationships. But, according to new research by a London ......read more

Noor Bank Reiterates Commitment to Emiratisation at Careers UAE 2017…

Bank to conduct on-the-spot interviews for UAE nationals at its stand 7A-5   Dubai-UAE: 9 April, 2017 – Noor Bank is participating at the annual Careers UAE, the ultimate recruitment event for UAE nationals, as part of its strategic objective to bring on board talented Emiratis for key positions.    The event that got underway today at Dubai World Trade Centre, is held ......read more

UOWD and Swedish company Plantagon to set up Urban Agriculture Research Centre in Dubai…

Dubai, April 9, 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has been selected by Plantagon, the Swedish company known for its patented innovations in urban food production systems, as its academic research partner in Dubai, to jointly focus on urban agriculture related research and development of innovative solutions for the UAE. With the world’s urban population projected ......read more

Imdaad to participate at Careers UAE 2017 as part of commitment to Emiratization and UAE Vision 2021…

April 8, 2017 – Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, is planning to increase the number of its Emirati employees holding junior, middle, and senior management positions to seven per cent this year from the current five per cent in line with its commitment to the UAE Government’s ‘Emiratization’ policy.  The ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee joins government entities participating at ‘Careers UAE 2017'…

UAE, April 6, 2017- The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has confirmed its participation together with other leading government entities at this year's edition of “Careers UAE,” which will be held from April 9 to April 11, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The SLC's presence at this exciting three-day event is ......read more

Genetec to Address Middle East Region's Growing Demand for State-of-the-Art Video Analytics and ...…

DUBAI, UAE, April 04th, 2017– Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, remains committed to instill confidence in its ability to address the Middle East region's increasing demand for state-of-the-art and highly advanced video analytics and surveillance systems. The company's upbeat attitude follows after a ......read more

Five lessons for leaders in turbulent times…

LBS experts highlight tactics to help business leaders handle volatile economic climate Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2017 - Since the financial crisis of 2007/2008, volatility has returned to new highs. When faced with turbulent times, leaders in business, politics and society tend to relay contrasting responses. London Business School’s Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, ......read more

UAE Plastics Industry Growth Highest in the GCC…

The industry expanded by 24.2% per annum over the past decade Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2nd 2017 – The UAE plastics industry is the fastest growing in the GCC, growing by 24.2% per annum in the past decade. This is according to the ‘GCC Plastic Industry Indicators 2016’ report due to be released at the 8th edition of GPCA PlastiCon by Gulf Petrochemicals and ......read more

Growth in Dubai's Five Year Trade Volumes Underlines Emirates' Economic Resilience…

Reputation as global trade hub reinforced   Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Dubai’s trade performance has shown steady and sustainable growth over the last five years, with non-oil trade volumes in metric tonnes registering a compound growth rate of 6.1% according to figures from Dubai Customs. Despite a challenging macroeconomic environment which impacted global trade, ......read more

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture a Game-changer for Sustainable Farming…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority partnership sees hundreds of scientists, farmers, innovators, investors in UAE for agricultural discussions Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017:  The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle ......read more

Cardiovascular disease may be one of the main causes of death in type 2 diabetes…

Type 2 diabetes may double the risk of death [1] Diabetes complications are divided into microvascular (damage caused to small blood vessels) and macrovascular (damage caused  to larger blood vessels) [2] In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% of deaths are from coronary heart disease and 16% are from stroke[3] By: Dr. Arif Abulla Abdulrahim Al Nooryani - CEO of Al ......read more

Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to India…

Delegation of UAE businessmen visit Mumbai, Ahmedabad as part of Global Business Forum roadshow Chamber reveals plans to open representative office in India later this year H.E. Al Ghurair: 29% of new companies registered with Dubai Chamber in 2016 were Indian; total number of Indian members has exceeded 36,000 H.E. Buamim: UAE and India have historic ties that have strengthened in ......read more

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