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Dubai Culture and Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 15 July 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology aimed at enhancing cooperation and exchanging expertise and best practices in areas related to archaeological excavations in Dubai. This agreement also facilitates the use of advanced technologies in the Saruq Al Hadid and Al Ashoosh site to further bolster studies and research in the findings of both sites. The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology and advanced geophysical survey techniques developed by Khalifa University scientists and researchers to uncover any buried structures, tombs, or remains at the Saruq al-Hadid and Al Ashoosh archaeological sites. Advanced processing more

Dubai Customs Director General discuss bilateral trade prospects with Indonesian Ambassador

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Busenad, Director General of Dubai Customs, received H.E. Husin Bagis the Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE, and his accompanying delegation. Indonesia is one of the most important countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of economic status and manpower. HE the Director General of Dubai Customs commended the trade and economic relations between Dubai and Indonesia, and the role of the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center in Dubai. It aims to increase the promotion and export of Indonesian products to the UAE and the Middle East region. During the meeting, he emphasized that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the UAE and Indonesia promotes trade and investment relations between the two countries. It encourages trade flow, stimulates bilateral trade, and raises more

Zayed Sustainability Prize Demonstrates Global Reach and Impact with over 5,900 Submissions

US $5.9 million Prize attracts submissions from 156 countries High number of entries leverage advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain to address pressing sustainability challenges Since 2008, the Prize has transformed the lives of over 384 million people 15 July 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for sustainability and humanitarianism, has officially closed entries for its 2025 awards cycle. A total of 5,980 applications were received across the six Prize categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, Climate Action and Global High Schools, from 156 countries. The Zayed Sustainability Prize winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which will be held on 14 January 2025 as part more

Dubai Humanitarian, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Strategic Partnership to Advance Sustainable Solutions

Parties to drive sustainable innovation in the humanitarian sector Empowering future leaders with hands-on training Launch of the Packaging for Sustainability Programme Dubai, UAE – 15th July 2024: Dubai Humanitarian and Heriot-Watt University Dubai have announced a partnership to enhance capacity building, knowledge sharing, and the implementation of innovative sustainable solutions within the humanitarian sector. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in fostering educational and practical synergies between the two institutions. Giuseppe Saba, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Dubai Humanitarian, highlighted the significance of this collaboration: "By partnering with Heriot-Watt University Dubai, we are taking a significant step towards building a more resilient and sustainable humanitarian more

Pogačar strikes again in the Pyrenees to extend lead

Slovenian pushes out lead to over 3 minutes heading into final week​ It was a head-to-head on the last 10,5 km of the Plateau de Beille climb, summit arrival of stage 15 of the Tour de France (197,7 km, start from Loudenvielle) and the winner was Tadej Pogačar, who put 1'08" into his direct rival Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike). On what was a very hot day, the duel began when the Danish rider attacked from the top riders reduced group just after that his teammate Jorgenson had finished to set the pace of that bunch. Only the UAE Team Emirates' captain could follow him, sticking to Vingegaard's rear wheel for the following 5 km until when, after an acceleration from his rival, Pogačar went clear with a powerful attack, without giving the Danish cyclist the chance to more

RTA Launches Trial Operation of World's First 3D-Printed abra

The abra features the longest monocoque structure created using 3D printing technology The abra accommodates 20 passengers and measures 11 metres in length and 3.1 metres in width The new abra reduces manufacturing time by 90% and cuts production, operation, and maintenance costs by 30% The abra is equipped with 10-kilowatt twin electric motors The improvement of traditional abra stations will be completed by August 2025 The improvement of abra stations increases the area of abra berths by 15% and shaded waiting areas by 100% Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 14th July 2024 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the trial operation of the world's first electric abra manufactured using 3D printing technology, in collaboration with the private sector. The abra, which can carry 20 more

46 Pitches host Thousands of Participants Daily as part of Dubai Sports World

The Dubai Sports World’s events witness distinctive participation of thousands of athletes, amateurs & visitors of various ages & different nationalities from UAE and overseas, who arrive daily to exercise sport at air-conditioned halls throughout the summer season and to participate in various sports events, held as part of “Our Sports Summer Initiative”, which is launched by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) targeting all classes in society. 14 specialized sports academies attract junior & bud talents to the pitches & courts of Dubai Sports World, which is organized by Dubai World Trade Center in partnership with DSC for the 14th successive year and will continue up to 8th Sept. These academies present several sports programs of great popularity besides specialized trainings for preparing & developing more

Dubai Customs Director General discuss bilateral trade prospects with Indonesian Consul-General

Dubai – 14 July 2024: As part of Dubai Customs’ commitment to having stronger ties with foreign diplomatic corps to support the growth of Dubai's non-oil external trade, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Busenad, Dubai Customs Director General, received H.E. K. Katarika Candra Negara the Indonesian Consul-General in Dubai, and his accompanying delegation. Indonesia is one of the most important countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of economic status and manpower. HE the Director General of Dubai Customs commended the trade and economic relations between Dubai and Indonesia, and the role of the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center in Dubai. It aims to increase the promotion and export of Indonesian products to the UAE and the Middle East region. During the meeting, he emphasized that the more

Inaugural Dubai Premier Padel P1 to be Held Under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Prestigious tour event will run from November 3-10 across six padel courts at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and feature world's best players Dubai, UAE – July 14, 2024: Dubai Premier Padel P1, part of the newly unified 25-tournament season spanning 18 countries across five continents, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the organisers have announced. The event will be held at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and feature the world's best players. Organised by Gallop Global, the event will feature 256 players in separate formats for male and female pairs. The accumulated prize pool for both categories is 470,000 euros (Dh1.89 million). Dubai Premier Padel P1 is coming to Dubai for the first time, following a multi-year more

UAE Launches Report on Sustainable Development Beyond 2030

The report's findings set the stage for global discussions on the future of sustainable development goals beyond 2030. New York-USA. 13 July 2024 – The UAE delegation at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, organized by the UN Economic and Social Affairs Department at its headquarters in New York, revealed the findings of the ‘XDGs 2045: Navigating the Future of our World’ report. Developed by the UAE’s National Committee on SDGs, the forward-looking report outlines a sustainability roadmap that extends 21 years beyond the UN’s 2030 Sustainability Agenda. The report draws on insights from the XDGs 2045 Ministerial Roundtable, a pivotal gathering that took place during the World Governments Summit 2024. It provides a high-level review of past global more

UAE, Bermuda to collaborate on government development, modernization

Agreement focuses on enhancing cooperation between the two agile, future-oriented governments to support mutual economic, environmental and social development. New York-USA. 12 July 2024. The governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bermuda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exchanging knowledge and experiences in the development and modernization of government models. The agreement, signed at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, builds on the close bilateral relations between the UAE and Bermuda and aims to help the two agile, future-oriented governments drive economic, environmental and social development. Under the MoU, the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Bermuda’s Ministry of Economy and Labour will create a framework for sharing information more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises Blitz Chess Tournament in Cooperation with UAE Chess Federation

Dubai, UAE, 12 July 2024: In line with its vision and strategy to stimulate critical thinking within the community, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, in collaboration with the UAE Chess Federation, is organising a Blitz Chess Tournament on 19 July to celebrate International Chess Day, observed on 20 July. This event aims to blend the intellectual worlds of chess and reading, enhancing participants' mental and cultural skills. Dr. Mohammed Salem AlMazrooei, Board Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Foundation, stated: “Our goal with these events is to create an educational and entertaining environment that enriches minds and fosters critical and creative thinking. Chess and reading are powerful tools for developing mental acuity, and we are proud to host activities that combine education with entertainment, aligning more

UAE, UN discuss SDG cooperation at High-Level Political Forum

New York-USA. 11 July 2024 – The UAE delegation to the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development met with the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General on Wednesday to discuss how to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next six years. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed met with the delegation, led by His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Knowledge Exchange and Chairman of the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, at the UN’s headquarters in New York. Discussions centered on opportunities for knowledge exchange, international cooperation and partnerships that embody SDG17, partnerships for the goals. In the meeting, the UAE delegation presented some of more

RTA Wins Global Gold at Green World Awards for Route 2020's Environmental Sustainability Practices

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 11th July 2024 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the Green World Award - Global Gold Winner category from the UK-based The Green Organisation, for the Route 2020 project. This prestigious award recognises outstanding achievements in environmental performance, effective resource use, support of sustainable development goals, and carbon reduction. Route 2020 project was honoured for its contribution in reducing 35,319 tonnes of carbon emissions and implementing best practices for conserving the environment. RTA earned the award through tangible evidence provided by the Rail Agency, notably, RTA had already obtained the LEED Gold certificate for the seven stations of Route 2020 from the US Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) more

Ministry of Economy reviews new Competition Regulation law and its role in developing regulatory & legislative frameworks to promote

New law to combat monopolistic practices by ensuring a stimulating environment for enterprises Abu Dhabi, 11 July 2024: The Ministry of Economy organized a media briefing to review the Federal Decree-Law No. 36 of 2023 on competition regulation, which aims to promote and protect competition in the country, combat monopolistic practices, counter harmful economic concentration of consumers, support the growth of economic sectors and boost productivity, thus enhancing the country's attractiveness to domestic and foreign investments. H.E. Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, said: "The law marks a new milestone in the UAE’s efforts to develop a leading legislative system for competition in accordance with global best practices. It provides a comprehensive legal framework to enhance the more

Dubai Customs' Consultative Council Reviews Digital Services to Facilitate Business Operations

Dubai – 11 July 2024: Dubai Customs held its second Consultative Council meeting in 2024, chaired by H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Busenad, Director General of Dubai Customs, in the presence of executive directors, department directors, and council members from work groups and trade sectors. The meeting covered various agenda items focused on coordinating efforts and future aspirations aimed at facilitating business practices. Participants were briefed on updates and enhancements to the digital service mechanisms, enhancing communication between the Department and stakeholders. This initiative underscores Dubai's strategic position in global trade and supports achieving its economic agenda, D33. Adolf Gibbin, expert, and Rashid Abdullah Al Shihi, expert from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, more

Dubai Culture champions creativity at 16th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference

Dubai, UAE, XX July 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has concluded its participation in the 16th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference. The event aims to enhance cooperation between cities that integrate creativity into their urban development strategies and practices, supporting cultural and creative industries and their role in sustainable development. This participation aligns with the Authority's efforts to cement Dubai as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent. During the five-day conference hosted by the Portuguese city of Braga, Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of the Arts and Literature Sector at Dubai Culture, took part in a panel discussion addressing ways to empower future generations through culture and arts education. He more

Dubai Sports Council organizes 173 Running Races at Dubai Shopping Malls within 15 Years

Dubai Sports Council (DSC) organized 173 running & walking races at the main shopping malls in various locations of Dubai throughout 15 years, since the launch of this leading initiative, aiming to popularize the culture of the exercise of running sport and to encourage individuals in society to take advantage of the available areas & the wonderful atmospheres at famous shopping malls in Dubai. The initiative has attained widespread, as it enables individuals of various ages & multi-nationalities in society to enjoy healthy & happy life and cement relations with shopping malls. The Fitzy’s Run will be organized by Fit On Click Events Co. on Sunday 14th July at the Oasis Center in Al-Quoz, while Dragon Mart 2 will host the two Dragon Mart Running Races, which will be arranged by Tree Race Events Co. The Super more

UAE lays out priorities for sustainable development at UN High-Level Political Forum

New York-USA: 10 July 2024 – A delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday presented the country's strategic vision for renewable energy, and climate action in the context of accelerating global progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through international partnerships. The delegation was participating in the second day of the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, organized by the UN Economic and Social Affairs Department at its headquarters in New York and taking place until 17 July. Representatives from the UAE presented at key sessions highlighting the UAE's model for facilitating access to energy, eliminating poverty and hunger and securing a more climate resilient future. A global model in setting development priorities His Excellency more

Dubai Municipality implements field campaign to monitor and removeneglected vehicles at 9 vehicle registration and testing centers

Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2024, Dubai Municipality has initiated a field campaign to track and remove neglected vehicles and equipment across nine registration and testing centers in the Emirate, in collaboration with its strategic partners. This initiative is part of the Municipality’s extensive efforts and field strategies to preserve hygiene, sustainability, and the distinctive aesthetic and cultural appearance of Dubai. The campaign targeted the following centers – Warsan Registration Centre, Al-Qusais Registration Centre, Shamil Muhaisnah Vehicle Testing and Registration Centre, Wasel Vehicles Testing Nadd Al Hammar, Tamam Vehicle Centre, Al-Aweir Motor Show, Al-Barsha Registration Centre, Al Mumayaz Vehicle Testing, and Wasel Al-Jadaf Centre. During the campaign, around 68 vehicle clearance alerts, 38 more

Dubai Culture Showcases Dubai's Archaeological Treasures in Paris

Dubai, UAE, 10 July 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has concluded its participation in the 57th Seminar for Arabian Studies organised by the International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA) to enhance the exchange of ideas and perspectives among researchers and academics on the history, and civilisation of the Arabian Peninsula. This aligns with the Authority’s efforts to highlight the importance of Dubai's archaeological and historical sites, in line with its sectoral priorities to cement the emirate's presence on the global heritage map. During the three-day conference hosted by the National Institute of Art History in Paris, the Authority’s delegation presented two scientific papers highlighting Dubai's archaeological sites. The first research paper was titled ‘Iron Age more

UAE Sets Pace for Environmental Sustainability Across MEA

New report cites progress, areas for improvement in the Emirates                          DUBAI – JULY 10, 2024 – The United Arab Emirates remains the leader, by most key measures, in environmental sustainability and climate action across the Gulf and Africa, says a new Agility Global report that tracks government and business policies, practices and investment related to the environment. The findings, released Wednesday, are contained in a report that updates Agility’s Middle East and Africa Environmental Sustainability Scorecard, issued last November. The Scorecard examined the performance of 17 MEA countries in environmental sustainability outcomes, government policies and corporate practices. South Africa and the UAE led as the top performing more

RTA Launches Pilot Operation for AI-Assisted Automated Detection of Right-of-Way Damage and Traffic Diversion Inspections

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 9th July 2024 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugurated a pilot operation using a vehicle designed for AI-assisted automated detection of damage to the right-of-way and inspection of traffic diversions on Dubai's roads. This initiative underscores RTA’s commitment to leveraging the latest digital and artificial intelligence technologies to enhance the quality of the road network and improve traffic safety in Dubai in line with RTA’s vision to be The World Leader in Seamless and Sustainable Mobility. The smart vehicle is equipped with high-precision tools for collecting data about the condition of the right-of-way and verifying the compliance of traffic diversions with RTA’s approved technical standards and specifications. It features cameras, more

INNOPROM 2024 kicks off in Russia with UAE as Partner Country

- The UAE delegation, led by HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, includes ministers, local government entities, leading national companies, and investors. - The focus is on strengthening bilateral relations and exploring industrial cooperation. - The UAE showcases industrial cooperation opportunities in priority sectors and organizes the "Russian-Emirati Industrial Dialogue" as well as a session on the Make it in the Emirates initiative. Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation: July 9, 2024: INNOPROM 2024 has started in Yekaterinburg, Russia, with the UAE participating as a Partner Country. The UAE’s delegation is focused on strengthening bilateral relations by highlighting investment, industrial, and trade opportunities, exchanging experiences and knowledge, and exploring partnerships. His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al more

Dubai Municipality receives 7 new international specifications

Two of these seven certifications were awarded for the first time in the region during 2023 Al Hajri: "Our achievements embody the wise leadership’s vision to pioneering government work as well as the Municipality’s objectives to enhance Dubai’s appeal, sustainability, leadership, and quality of life.” Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2024: Dubai Municipality has secured seven new Certificates of Conformity (CoC) with international standards (ISO) and British standards across several vital areas during 2023, underscoring its commitment to innovation, excellence, agility, and institutional resilience. The certifications were received in fields – including areas of environmental management, protection and sustainability, energy management, institutional governance, IT governance, internal auditing, more

Dubai Future Labs and Japan Science and Technology Agency Announce R&D Collaboration

Agreement brings together advanced R&D capabilities of JST’s Moonshot Goal 1 and Dubai Future Labs to explore potentially transformative technologies. Dubai-UAE: 9 July 2024 – Dubai Future Labs and Osaka University, under the oversight of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), have signed an agreement to collaborate in the research and development (R&D) of new technologies and concepts. The agreement is in line with “Dubai Research and Development Program” which aims to support key economic sectors and create new opportunities for growth by providing a comprehensive framework for research, development and innovation across the emirate. Under the agreement, Dubai Future Labs, and JST’s Moonshot Goal 1 will engage in joint R&D activities together with the University of more

RTA launches the 9th edition of Ajyal Summer Training Programme for University and School Students

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 8th July 2024 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the ninth edition of the Ajyal Summer Training Programme. The program is set to host 75 universities and 12th-grade levels students from RTA employees’ family members. It includes comprehensive field training across various RTA agencies and sectors, complemented by remote training workshops through global academic platforms designed to enhance students' awareness. The program aligns with RTA's goals and objectives, focusing on leadership in digital transformation, environmental and financial sustainability, asset sustainability, and excellence in artificial intelligence through global academic platforms. Athari Mohamed, Director of Human Resources and Development, Corporate Administrative Support Services more

Dubai Customs and Dubai Chambers Discuss Joint Cooperation and Support for Dubai Economic Agenda Goals

Dubai – 7 July 2024: Dubai Customs welcomed a high-level delegation from Dubai Chambers, where they discussed ways to collaborate towards achieving the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda. This agenda, directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, seeks to double Dubai's economic size in the next decade and establish it among the top three global economic cities by creating an ideal investment environment that strengthens Dubai's economic stability. The delegation was received by H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Busenad, Director General of Dubai Customs, along with Jumaa Al Ghaith, Advisor to the Director General, and the executive directors and department heads of the organization. Leading the Dubai Chambers delegation was His Excellency Mohammad more

UAE and Japan discuss the latest developments in the comprehensive strategic partnership and sign a number of memorandums of understanding

HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reaffirm the deep ties between the two countries and their commitment to elevating the relationship to new heights. Both sides discuss the latest developments in the comprehensive strategic partnership, and the promising opportunities and areas of cooperation in a number of strategic sectors, including energy, technology, digital transformation, advanced industries, and finance. Signing of a number of Memorandums of Understanding including a cooperation between ADNOC and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on green financing worth $3 billion, as well as a Memorandum of Cooperation relating to strategic energy reserves between ADNOC and the Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Both sides discuss the importance of enhancing and more

RTA delivers Traffic Safety Awareness Messages to 350,000 Students,holds events attracting 15,000 targeted students during the 2023-2024 academic year

Dubai, Roads and Transport Authority, 4th July 2024: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has delivered traffic safety awareness messages to over 350,000 students across schools in Dubai. Additionally, RTA organised educational events that saw the participation of over 15,000 students in awareness programmes held in 50 schools in Dubai throughout the current academic year 2023-2024. RTA takes proactive and effective traffic measures in line with Dubai's Traffic Safety Strategy to help protect road users from traffic incidents in the emirate. RTA systematically educates the public according to the best global practices and technologies, focusing primarily on children and students to build a knowledgeable and cultured generation. Training children on basic traffic behaviour skills is crucial for improving future more

UAE to host Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation annual meetings for first time

MoIAT, EIAC and GAC will host meetings in July, meetings to draw participation of 68 national accreditation bodies from across Asia-Pacific region. Dubai, UAE: 4  July 2024 – The United Arab a is set to host the Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) annual meetings for the first time. The meetings will take place in Dubai from July 13-18 under the theme ‘Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future.’ Representatives from 68 national accreditation bodies will participate in the prestigious event, in addition to specialists in the field of accreditation and conformity assessment from across the Asia-Pacific region. The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s (MoIAT) Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS), the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) and the more

Benefits of Establishing a Business in Hamriyah Free Zone

Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZ) is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing free zones in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It offers numerous advantages for businesses looking to establish a presence in the region. This article explores the key benefits of setting up a business in Hamriyah Free Zone, highlighting why it is an attractive destination for investors and entrepreneurs. For a comparison with other free zones in the UAE, you can also explore the Fujairah free zone. Overview of Hamriyah Free Zone Established in 1995, Hamriyah Free Zone is strategically located in the Emirate of Sharjah. It provides businesses with access to a well-developed infrastructure and a gateway to regional and global markets. With its diverse range of industries and business activities, HFZ has become a hub for international trade and more

Ministry of Finance Hosts Second "Customer Councils" to Zero Out Government Bureaucracy

Younis Haji Al Khoori: "Zero Government Bureaucracy" is a transformative program aimed at achieving the UAE Centennial 2071 goals • Topics discussed include improving customer experience for compliance with international financial organizations, government procurement, and ministry service inquiries • Adoption of highly efficient business models and the delivery of future-ready, proactive, integrated services • Public experience evaluated through interactive labs, brainstorming sessions, and design thinking within the "Zero Bureaucracy Interactive Lab" and Customer Councils • Sessions with business and individual stakeholders to present, discuss, and test proposed solutions and future initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 4, 2024 The Ministry of Finance held the second more

Dubai Road Naming Committee promotes community participation by launching ‘Roads Naming Suggestions platform'

-   The platform enables the public to suggest names for roads that reflect national identity and heritage, further narrating stories of the past -    It will further reinforce the revival of heritage meanings and designations, highlighting Dubai's national identity and reflecting its history, legacy, and values Al-Hajri: •   “The platform showcases our efforts in reviving national meanings and nomenclature of Dubai, further serving as a testament to its history, values, cultural, civilizational, and social wealth and consistent with its future growth.” •   “The platform serves as a digital system that enables the public to participate in proposing names for roads and streets across Dubai that reflect our national identity and tell stories of our more

RTA and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Sign MoU to Advance Mass Transit Technologies and Innovations

Al Tayer: The MoU strengthens efforts to provide exceptional public transport services. Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 3 July 2024: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), met with a delegation from the State of Ohio, USA. The delegation was led by His Excellency Blake Ethridge, Chairman of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen relations and collaboration between the RTA and its American counterparts in various areas, such as mass transport, roads, integrated and user-friendly mobility applications, connected and real-time mobility systems, and autonomous transport. During the meeting, Al Tayer discussed RTA's best practices in public transport, more

AUS and UAE Federal Tax Authority forge strategic partnership to enhance taxation education and professional development

Sharjah, UAE., July7, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) and the Federal Tax Authority in the UAE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) fostering deeper cooperation and synergy between the two entities. The agreement was signed by Dr. Tod Laursen, Chancellor of AUS, and H.E. Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director General of the Federal Tax Authority in the UAE, on July 3 on the AUS campus.  The MoU outlines a structured framework for a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing joint efforts in key areas of mutual interest such as executive education and professional advancement, curricular development, training opportunities, and education and community outreach. Under this agreement, AUS will provide specialized professional certificates and training courses in Corporate Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise more

Driving Licenses and Registrations Now Integrated into Samsung Wallet

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 2nd July 2024 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Samsung Gulf Electronics, announces the integration of driving licenses and vehicle registrations to Samsung Wallet. This partnership aligns with RTA's dedication to utilizing technology to ensure an efficient transportation system, enhance driver experience, and achieve Dubai's vision of becoming the world's premier smart city. Samsung users can now add their vehicle registration and driving license information directly to their Samsung Wallet through the RTA app. This integration eliminates the need for multiple apps and provides a centralized platform for managing important transportation-related documents. Meera Al Shaikh, Director of Smart Services at RTA, said: "The Roads and Transport more

Dubai Hosts International Moot Court for Space Disputes

DIFC Courts and Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) launch region’s first space disputes Moot Court competition International and local law students compete in hybrid event Part of Courts of Space initiative launched by DIFC Courts and DFF in 2021 Dubai, 2 July 2024: The inaugural Courts of Space Moot Court, a joint initiative between the Dubai Future Foundation and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, launched a hybrid competition held between May 7 – May 21. A total of 15 university teams entered the Moot Court competition across a four day preliminary and quarter-final rounds, with the semi-final rounds and final conducted at the DIFC Courts. By participating in the moot, students gained valuable insight into the DIFC Courts Rules in relation to conflict on matters such as breach of contract more

Latifa bint Mohammed honours General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2024: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), honoured Lieutenant General Mohammad Ahmad Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), during a visit to the Authority’s headquarters in Dubai Design District (d3). This recognition was in appreciation of his contributions and efforts in supporting Dubai Culture’s submissions for the Dubai Government Excellence Program. GDRFA’s support helped enhance the Authority’s competitiveness, elevate it to the excellence category in the program, and strengthen its position among Dubai’s government entities. The GDRFA team, as the Authority’s Partners for Pioneering, supported Dubai Culture more

Celebrating 22 Years of Excellence: Fairmont Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road Marks a New Era of Luxury and Innovation

July 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, renowned for its unwavering commitment to unparalleled hospitality, celebrates 22 years of excellence, marking a milestone of exceptional service in the vibrant heart of Dubai. Since its inception in 2002, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, has continued to embody it's core values of hospitality, inclusivity, innovation and service excellence while standing as an iconic symbol of luxury and sophistication. As it commemorates this milestone, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road continues to redefine the standards of hospitality and guest experience. Over the past two decades, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, has redefined the standards of hospitality. By prioritising personalised service, investing in employee training and development, and constantly more

RTA Partners with Private Sector to Launch Cutting-Edge Digital Platform for Commercial Transport Services

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 1st July 2024: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Trukker Technologies DMCC Company to establish a digital platform to facilitate the delivery of commercial transport services in Dubai. This platform is intended to offer commercial transport options for both individual and corporate clients in the emirate, encompassing a range of commercial transport services and means (furniture movers, goods transporters, and other cargo trucks in addition to other commercial vehicles). The agreement was signed by Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO, Licensing Agency, RTA, and by Gaurav Biswas, Founder and CEO of the Company. The signing ceremony was attended by several directors, managers, and staff members from both parties. "RTA is always keen on elevating the more

Ministry of Economy: New law on combating commercial fraud bolsters UAE's legislation and protects consumers in line with best global standards

The Law enhances the efficiency of the economic sector and the competitiveness of trademark owners, while also establishing integrated mechanisms to combat counterfeit, adulterated, and corrupt products. >> Abdullah Al Saleh: The law marks a significant milestone in the country's efforts to develop proactive legislation for economic sectors and enhance governance within business environment. Abu Dhabi, 1 July 2024: The Ministry of Economy (MoEc) has clarified that Federal Decree-Law No. (42) of 2023 on Combating Commercial Fraud contributes to the creation of an integrated legislation that will significantly enhance consumer rights protection and combat commercial fraud in the UAE, aligning with the best global standards. This law introduces comprehensive mechanisms and regulations to prevent the trade of counterfeit, more

Watani Al Emarat Foundation launches fifth ‘Ambassador of Emirati National Identity programme' to empower country's youth

The key goal of the programme is to empower Emirati youth and instil a sense of national belonging Dubai – July 1, 2024: Watani Al Emarat Foundation launched the fifth session of the ‘Ambassador of Emirati National Identity programme’ exemplifying its commitment to reinforcing national identity, increasing respect for the constitution and fostering Emirati values and principles. The programme’s activities will be held at the Sharjah Old Cars Club until August 4, 2024. It will include a series of lectures, sessions and workshops presented by a selected team of scholars and experts to empower its 50 young male and female participants.  The programme seeks to leverage the capabilities of young Emiratis to boost their reputation among society members. Its key goal is to strengthen and promote the principles more

RTA awards an AED 431m project to develop entry/exit points for Dubai Harbour, in partnership with Shamal Holding

Al Tayer: A 1,500-metre bridge to be constructed comprising two lanes in each direction, to facilitate direct entry/exit points for the project The project cuts the travel time to the site from 12 minutes to 3 minutes The bridge has a capacity of 6,000 vehicles per hour in both directions Binhabtoor: This major milestone to construct the Dubai Harbour bridge will provide direct access to Dubai Harbour, which achieves our mission of offering our residents and guests the best experience and comfort We have commenced a range of enhancements and investments as part of our plans to offer the best integrated community in terms of quality of life and the well-being of residents and visitors Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 30th June 2024 In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin more

AUS and Hitachi Energy: Fostering talent, driving innovation in sustainable energy

Sharjah, UAE, July 1, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Hitachi Energy under the framework of the AUS College of Engineering's (CEN) Al Nukhba Program to provide students with hands-on experience, practical skills and real-world exposure for a journey of discovery and innovation. The AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Program establishes industry partnership collaborations in the areas of research, development, training programs, internships, exchange of information and personnel, joint supervision of students' capstone projects and field trip visits.   Through this partnership, Hitachi Energy will offer internships and training to AUS students, providing them with valuable hands-on experience and mentorship opportunities in sustainable energy more

Dubai Customs Cracks Down on Drug Smuggling: 1,273 Seizures Show Commitment to Global Security

Leading safe customs worldwide is a strategic goal in the Department plan 2021-2026 Dubai – 30 June 2024: On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26th June every year, Dubai Customs announced 1,273 drug seizures at border ports of the Emirate of Dubai (land, sea, air, and passenger operations). These included Tramadol tablets, Captagon, opium, heroin, cannabis seeds, marijuana, restricted narcotic drugs, and other drugs. Dubai Customs is making further efforts to combat all forms of smuggling, especially narcotics, through its customs ports, to protect the community and the national economy from its negative effects by countering smuggling attempts. Port Security Mansoor Al Malik, executive director for policies and legislation Division at Dubai Customs, confirmed that more

Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs

New data reveals that over 750,000 people are experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity with 25.6 million people in crisis levels of hunger ROME/NEW YORK – Alarming new food security projections for Sudan published today show that Sudan is facing a devastating hunger catastrophe on a scale not seen since the Darfur crisis in the early 2000s, warn the heads of three United Nations agencies.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have been warning of rapid deterioration in conditions for the people of Sudan, particularly children, as food security is torn apart by war that has ravaged the country for more than a year. Collectively the agencies have mobilised a large-scale humanitarian response inside Sudan and in more

Ministry of Economy and La Liga launch ‘Anti-Piracy Lab' project to block websites violating intellectual property rights and creative works

Al Saleh: The project is a part of the Ministry of Economy's ongoing efforts to enhance comprehensive protection for owners of creative works. It also strengthens the UAE's international partnerships in combating infringements on intellectual property rights. Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2024: The UAE Ministry of Economy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Spanish National Professional Football League ‘La Liga’ to establish a lab aimed at combating piracy and protecting intellectual property rights in the UAE. The initiative will focus on detecting and addressing illegal use of audio and visual content across digital platforms. The project, executed in collaboration with Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Digital Government (TDRA), will be established in Dubai Media City. The MoU was more

UAE Chairs 45th Annual Session of the OPEC Fund Ministerial Council

Council members review OPEC Fund’s annual report for 2023 and discuss the Strategic Framework 2030. Vienna, Austria: June 26, 2024 – The United Arab Emirates today chaired the 45th annual session of the OPEC Fund Ministerial Council held in Vienna, Austria. During the meeting, council members discussed the annual report for 2023, as well as the latest developments and progress of the Fund’s projects and initiatives. His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, headed the UAE delegation. He was accompanied by Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and Organizations at the UAE Ministry of Finance and OPEC Fund Governing Board Representative, and Hammad Essa Al-Zaabi, Director of the Minister’s Office at the UAE Ministry of more

US dollar-denominated 10-year USD 1.50 billion bond, maturing in July 2034

Order book of USD 6.50 billion, firmly oversubscribing by more than 4 times Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 June 2024 – The Ministry of Finance, has successfully closed its offering of a US dollar-denominated 10-year USD 1.50 billion bond, maturing in July 2034. Issued with a yield of 4.857%, the bond represents a spread of 60 basis points over US Treasuries. The bond will be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Nasdaq Dubai. The bond issue attracted high-quality investors, with the order book USD 6.50 billion, firmly oversubscribing by more than 4 times by the final guidance. This overwhelming demand highlights the UAE’s growing appeal to both domestic and international investors, underscoring the country’s commitment to maintaining its status as one of the world's most competitive and advanced economies. His more

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