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

    Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress  Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing countries Lamia Abdulaziz Khan: “Providing access to high quality education for girls will have a sustainable impact on the cultural, social, health and economic aspects of societies.”   Chantal Khoueiry: “When girls become agents of change, when we invest in their education and when we provide them with opportunities to reach their full potential, then they can forge their own pathway in life and we can achieve a ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 –   Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with customers and attending to their demands. The training program keep EPG’s values of Customer Happiness, Excellence and Innovation, Transparency, Teamwork, Integrity at the forefront. This very important approach is an effective teaching technique that involves short bursts of highly engaging and interactive information. Delivered to the employee in a form of videos shown to train, strengthen, and provide real-life examples of customer ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates Saif Al Ashram Endowment Project

    Dubai-UAE: 25 April 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has officially inaugurated its Saif Al Ashram residential and commercial endowment project in Al Satwa area in Dubai. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.  The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, Mohannad Saif Abdul Rahman Al Ashram, His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF, as well as several officials from the Foundation.  Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa said: “Projects such as Saif Al Ashram are very significant given their enormous benefits to society. This development is intended to be a mixed-use residential and commercial building and all the residential units are to be leased out. The ......read more

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

    Highlights to include session exploring values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April, 2018:  A host of leading intellectuals, academicians and decision-makers will discuss key issues that dominate today’s cultural landscape at the Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon set to run on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, the fastest-growing book fair in the MENA region will take place from 25 April to 1 May at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The Book Salon will feature a series of sessions addressing a wide range of topics, such as modern technology in regional and global culture, the future of writing and reading, and the role of culture in shaping the ......read more

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

    Al Mansouri: Sukuk issuances will increase nominally in the coming years Kazim: International trust in Dubai has boosted uptake of Islamic financing tools  Al Awar: Sukuk is an ideal financing tool to support sustainable development projects   Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2018 – Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today announced its collaboration with Nasdaq Dubai to design and implement new initiatives that complement Dubai’s success in emerging as a leading global sukuk-listing hub.   The announcement was made at a session to present updates on the Dubai Gold Sukuk Centre initiative to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DIEDC outlined plans for developing the sukuk market and increasing sukuk issuances ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Displays A Spectacular Tribute to Sheikh Zayed with the “Zayed Wall”, at Arabian Travel Market 2018

    To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation  Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the nation’s Founding Father at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the largest travel trade show in the region. The unique mix between tradition and state-of-the-art technology is already drawing an influx of visitors to the Abu Dhabi stand located in Hall 2, stand number ME2115 & ME2250 at the World Trade Center in Dubai.  The interactive art installation, entitled “Zayed Wall”, displays imagery provided by the National Archives ......read more

    Dubai Real Estate Institute organises exclusive executive course from Harvard University

        The course will be held over two days and target real estate sector employees who wish to develop their skills Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2018:  The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is organising an exclusive executive course from Harvard University focusing on strategic management and innovation in the real estate sector. The two-day course will be held at the Institute's headquarters at DLD. Mahmoud El Burai, CEO of DREI, said: “We are pleased to announce the strategic management and innovation programme in the real estate sector in cooperation with Harvard University, which aims to raise efficiency among all personnel employed in the market and disseminate real estate knowledge in line with DREI’s mission and ......read more

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

        His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul     City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks     His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 April, 2018:  His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) financed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City Housing Complex in Afghanistan. Located in the Qasaba district of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, ADFD contributed an estimated AED708 million to the social housing development project.  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018:  The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones. The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.  The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during his meeting with a number of Dubai Officials on stimulating the national economy and promoting investment through a range of legislative frameworks. These are expected to increase Dubai's competitiveness and enhance its global economic status as an ideal destination for investments and growth.  Following the directives of His Highness ......read more

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

    Representatives from Dubai Science Park and Dubai Health Authority emphasise importance of public-private partnerships to advance local healthcare industry Dubai-UAE: 23 April, 2018 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused community, hosted its latest Business Partner Breakfast at the community’s Laboratory Complex, with this edition highlighting the benefits that public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide in developing Dubai’s healthcare sector. Drawing the participation of more than 50 healthcare professionals from the government, academia and business, the regularly-held event welcomed speakers from Dubai Health Authority, Open Health and Synapse Medical Services. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of Dubai Science Park and Chairing Member of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical ......read more

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

    Dubai, 21 April 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fifth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec). The Center’s pavilion will exhibit all the books and publications published by the Center, including ‘The Judicial System of the Reconciled Coast’, ‘Social Values in the UAE Proverbs’, ‘Multilingualism in UAE Society’, ‘The UAE-Egypt Relations 1971-1981’, Eastern Region, Grammar for General Education in Schools in the UAE between Theory and Practice, as well as the latest edition titled ‘Diwan Al-Khasouny ’ in addition to the third edition of HHC’s annual magazine, ‘Emirati Flashes’, issued this ......read more

    Human Appeal International launches Ramadan Campaign "Make Them Happy" targeting more than 57 million dirhams

    New smart services and website for the month of giving Collect the revenue through the smart system for the first time at the country level. 232 million dirhams expected revenue for 2018 with a growth of 23% over the last year. Zakat Al Fitr, Eid Dressing, Iftar and Food Donation represent four main projects of the Ramadan campaign. Adopting a carefully planned advertising plan for the month of Ramadan in order to reach all segments of the society. Human Appeal International's projects aid in encouraging the individuals of the community to lend a hand in helping others.  Launching a new institutional identity to keep up with the progressive development witnessed by various sectors of the country. Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018:   Human Appeal International in the Emirate of Ajman, in the presence of ......read more

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

    EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018  -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait. The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, HE Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council and other members of the Emirate’s media and government communication sector.   Earlier, the Executive Committee of the Arab Media Forum announced the selection of Sharjah as the ......read more

    Dubai Land Department uses Artificial Intelligence to verify ‘Ejari' contracts Applying new technology to verify 2.5 million lease contracts in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts. The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the department’s database. The new system is aligned with the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which represents a new stage in the development of the UAE as the nation progresses toward global leadership by improving government performance. Mohammed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of the Rental Affairs ......read more

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

    Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018:  Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared insights on Dubai’s hospitality sector and the importance of innovation in paving the road ahead for one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations.   DAMAC Hotels & Resorts will be present at Arabian Travel Market 2018, which is the leading global event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry for the last 25 years. The event generates more than $2.5 billion of travel industry ......read more

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

    The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh. Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, will showcase properties including Reem Downtown and Horizon Towers at leading real estate event. Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2018:   Abu Dhabi-based developer Tamouh Investments has unveiled a unique art piece created in honour of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018.   Conceived by renowned Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the work is inspired by the individual “thank ......read more

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

    AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs  Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018:   His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and endowment residential complex, at a special ceremony attended by senior AMAF officials. The complex located in Al Garhoud area, once complete, will feature five villas.    With a total construction cost of AED9 million, the project is expected to generate AED750,000 in annual revenues. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs, Al Matar Mosque which seeks to maintain places of ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world. The report, released recently by the World Trade Organization (WTO), also pointed out that the UAE ranked 21st globally and first in the Arab world, in export of services as well as 17th in the world and first in the Arab world, in the import of services. According to WTO estimates, the UAE achieved merchandise exports grew by 20.4 per cent in 2017, as against a global growth of 10.7 per cent and growth in the Middle East by 18 per cent, during the same period. On the ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations. The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart application for smart phones and tablets – compatible with Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, the MOCCAE GIS website, and the ad hoc “Environmental Atlas” maps system. The GeoEnvAE application offers a range of geospatial data and services to help the Ministry’s service users easily locate any of the Ministry’s customer service centers, agricultural and veterinary quarantine centers, agricultural ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Wins Best Performance Project Award

    16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: -   Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short period of time. Commenting on the win, EPGs Chief Support Services Officer, Sami Mohammed Al Khaja, said, “Moving from and replacing traditional paper-based performance reviews to a performance appraisal software allows us to effectively manage employees and strengthen our talent management efforts.”  “The Group’s HR strategy is aligned with other leading institutions within the nation in its electronic ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors over 200 Students for Outstanding Academic Performance in 2017

    Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year. His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF graced the honoring ceremony that was attended by AMAF department heads and employees, and several business leaders in the UAE. As part of its mission to enable the less privileged segments of the population, AMAF spent over AED35 million during 2017 to support health, education and social care. Of this amount, over AED 3 million was allocated for the education of more than 763 minors and to provide educational assistance to children with ......read more

    DAFZA To Showcase Growing Opportunities within Halal sector at the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition

    Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018:   The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held from April 16-19 at the Gran Via Venue – Barcelona. DAFZA will be showcasing its wide range of services and offerings in the Halal sector, and is sponsoring the Exhibition’s Halal section The Halal sector is rapidly growing both in Europe and internationally with more than 1.7 billion consumers, equivalent to a quarter of the world's population, and is expected to reach 2.2 billion by 2030. Halal products account for about 16% ......read more

    Latifa bint Mohammed visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE, hails state-of-art initiatives

    Dubai, 11 April 2018:   Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director of Customs Declarations Management. on the initiatives of Dubai Customs that are designed to support a successful staging of Expo 2020.  Dubai Customs took part in the exhibition with 21 initiatives aimed at supporting the Expo, including Advanced Container Scanning System, Integrated Inspection System, ATA Carnet, Claim & Refund, Authorized Economic Program, Post Clearance Audit, I Declare, E-Integrated Goods Clearance Operation, ......read more

    PCFC's stand at DIGAE sees heavy diplomatic footfall

    Dubai – 10 April 2018:   The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian Commercial Commissioner viewed the stand and learnt about PCFC’s latest innovations and projects. Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division briefed the visitors on Dubai Customs’ efforts and initiatives supporting Expo 2020. Diplomats applauded the Department’s great efforts in supporting the renowned event.   Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out that Dubai ......read more

    IIA conference a catalyst for UAE economy: Al Mansoori

    International Internal Audit Conference to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum More than 3,000 global business leaders, politicians, experts from 110 countries to attend the region’s first international conference from May 6-9, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018:  Dubai will play host to the world’s largest gathering of internal auditors in May 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), along with the UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA), will hold the high profile international conference for the first time in the MENA region with the theme "Connecting the World Through Innovation," at the ......read more

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

    UAE, April 24, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently presented its success story to a group of visiting high-level Ethiopian delegates. The delegation was briefed on the best practices adopted by the Emirate of Dubai in developing legislation that is capable of addressing the present needs and looking ahead to future challenges. H.E. Mohammed Jumaa Al Suwaidi, SLC Assistant Secretary General, received the delegation and discussed means of strengthening strategic cooperation in the legislative and legal fields, in line with ......read more

    His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer opens 2nd edition of Procurement Middle East Conference

    Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018:  His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama. The one-day pre-conference workshop (8 April) and two-day conference is held under His Excellency’s Patronage, as more than 80 delegates from 35 organisations and 21 expert speakers gathered to discuss the role of ......read more

    Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority showcases latest tourism & environmental projects at Riyadh Travel Fair 2018

    UAE, April 9, 2018 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is focusing the spotlight on the latest achievements and developments of its tourism sector, through its participation at the 10th edition of Riyadh Travel Fair 2018, which will be held at the Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel in Riyadh. Participating for the seventh time, the SCTDA will be taking part at the event along with 270 participating companies and institutions from all over the world to review the key trends and recent developments in the tourism sector, in addition to highlighting the largest tourism ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates Merck's regional hub in Dubai

    UAE, April 9, 2018 - Merck, a leading science and technology company, inaugurated today its scientific office in the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board and the Family Board of E. Merck KG. The company’s regional hub is located in Central Park Towers, DIFC, and covers the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. Coinciding with the company’s 350th ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid visits PCFC's stand at DIGAE

    Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE Dubai – 9 April 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council visited PCFC’s stand at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) and was briefed on its initiatives by the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih.  Different decision makers and leaders participating in Dubai ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends AED110 Million Concessionary Loan to Government of Mali

    Loan to support West African nation’s National Social Housing Programme  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 April, 2018:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Government of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Dr Boubou Cisse, Malian Minister of Economy and Finance, ratified the loan agreement at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi. His ......read more

    MOHAP warns people against the use of some food supplements, one batch of a heartburn medicine and advise on a defect with a radiology device and on the interaction between oral contraceptives and an

    UAE, 7 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. The ministry also warned against the interaction between some contraceptive medicines and an anti-epileptic. Recently, the Ministry recalled various products for violations and failing to meet the set safety standards, to name a few food supplements which contain salmonella bacteria; drug used to relieve heartburn and acid indigestion, and medical ......read more

    Dubai Historical Documents Conference set on April 11-12

    Dubai, United Arab emirates 7th April 2018:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is sponsoring the ‘Dubai Historical Documents Conference’ on April 11-12 at Zayed University in Dubai to advance the study of the emirate’s early history - with the intention of making them accessible to researchers, students and the general public. Following the success of last year’s inaugural ‘UAE Heritage Research Conference’, the convention this year will continue to serve as an important platform for intellectual dialogue through a series of lectures, ......read more

    Emirates Post for Best Customer Experience Strategy

    Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2018:-   Emirates Post Group (EPG) won the 2017 Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Strategy in the Government category at a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers earlier this year.  Organized and awarded by Ethos Integrated Solutions, the award focuses on demonstrating a customer centric strategy to raise the bar in customer satisfaction and excellence.  Emirates Post Group’s Acting CEO, HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram and Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer, Sultan Al Midfa, received the award from CEO Robert Keay of ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional & Business Women

    Submission Deadline on 12th April 2018 Dubai, 07, April, 2018, UAE:   Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) achievers in order to honor and celebrate the women who have excelled in their respective fields. The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018 through the ......read more

    Department of Economic Development – Ajman and Ministry of Economy successfully conducts field visits to emirate's large shopping outlets

    UAE, April 4, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, has successfully conducted a series of inspections on some of the emirate’s large shopping outlets, including the Ajman Coop in Al Rumaila and the Al Safir Mall. The visits were part of DED-Ajman’s commitment towards promoting the protection of consumer rights, especially across the unwarranted increase in prices during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The joint committee conducted the inspections in response to received complaints from consumers about the ......read more

    Dubai Land Department's Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center launches ‘Dubai Property Festival'

     The largest property promotion event in the region will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre  Offering unique investment opportunities and the lowest financing rate with a profit rate of 1.85% per annum on mortgages  Discounts of up to  20% on certain projects during the festival  With local and international participation from 29 countries  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced the launch of the ‘Dubai Property Festival’, the largest property ......read more

    Global Innovation Index Team holds 7th meeting to discuss how to increase efforts in providing data and developing policies aimed at enhancing the UAE's position in the global index

    The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index operating under the UAE National Agenda successfully held its seventh meeting recently at the Ministry of Economy's Headquarters in Dubai to discuss how to further intensify its efforts and take needed steps to reinforce and improve the UAE's ranking in this year's Global Innovation Index (GII), an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation. The meeting was led by H.E. AbdullahSultan Alfan Alshamsi, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy and Head of the Executive Team. The meeting ......read more

    ‘Public and private sector need to operate in new ways'

    Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018:   The push for innovation-based economies in the world is devising the new normal for a sustainable economy, according to the experts. Most speakers at  the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, opined that the new trends define the ‘new normal’ requiring the public and private sector organisers to think and operate in new ways, helping to create sustainable economic models that ensure inclusive growth, innovation and creativity, industrial competitiveness and the ability to attract ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends AED55 Million Concessionary Loan to Tanzanian Government

    Loan to upgrade the strategic Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan valued at AED55 million to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) to finance the upgrade of 51km of the Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road.  The funded project is an extension to Kidaho - Ovinza Road which was funded in 2009 by ADFD as a concessionary loan worth AED169 million. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al ......read more

    Dubai's trade for hardware and tools valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 – Dubai Customs

    117 exhibitors from nine countries at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2018 look to capitalise on Emirate’s thriving trade hub status Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  Dubai’s trade for hardware and tools was valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 according to figures released today (2 April) by Dubai Customs, as the Middle East’s dedicated exhibition for hardware, tools, and machinery gets underway. According to Dubai Customs, the Emirate imported AED3.4 billion worth of hardware and tools last year, while exports and re-exports into neighbouring ......read more

    UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science kicks off visit of its US based awardees during a roadshow to the Americas

    The Program team met with US awardee Eric Frew and Paul Lawson in the United States, before engaging with leading international organizations and stakeholders at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  A delegation of the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) visited the United States recently to assess the progress of the ground-breaking work currently being undertaken by UAEREP awardees Eric Frew and Paul Lawson.  Prof Eric Frew introduced the UAEREP team to the key members of ......read more

    Dubai Film and TV Commission celebrates Year of Zayed by waiving fees for professional productions

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018:   The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), the organisation committed to establishing Dubai and the UAE as a leading filming destination for local and international productions, has announced it will waive all processing and public location fees for professional production companies that are planning to create content based on the Year of Zayed storyline in 2018. In addition to the production fee waiver, DFTC has gained participation from key developers, Emaar Properties PJSC and Nakheel, along with Atlantis, who have contributed to the ......read more

    Two Emirati officials appointed to the Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2018:  Two Emirati officials have been appointed as members of the newly formed Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Center is seeking to benefit from the UAE’s vast expertise to develop its performance and advance the exhibition industry in Saudi Arabia. The two new Emirati members that were appointed to the Board of Directors for the Center are HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the Board of Directors of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) ......read more

    DED-Ajman organizes ‘Partners Forum' to enhance partner relations

    UAE: March 31, 2018- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) organized the event ‘Partners Forum’ in Radisson Blu Ajman, in line with its commitment to enhance the relations with strategic partners from various local and federal entities and the private sector. General managers, CEOs and representatives from local, federal entities and media establishments attended the forum. In his opening speech, H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General of DED-Ajman, emphasized the importance of strengthening cooperation with strategic partners and their key role in ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre presented two Emirati folklore presentations on the sidelines of the Dubai World Cup 2018

    DUBAI, 31 March 2018:   Promoting the UAE national identity, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) presented two Emirati folklore presentations on the sidelines of the Dubai World Cup 2018 on Saturday, March 31. Spectators were treated to epic performances of ‘Al Adiyat’ song" and ‘Ayala Ya Nedibi’. Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at HHC, said the presentations highlighted the interaction among melody, rhythm and folk songs to create a strong connection with the past and show them to the millions of viewers inside and outside the ......read more

    Department of Economic Development – Ajman wins ‘Best Government Application - GCC' category at Sharjah Government Communication Award

    UAE, 29 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) was awarded the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ category of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, during the awarding ceremony held yesterday March 28, 2018 at the Al Majaz Amphitheater in Sharjah. His Excellency Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman, said, “We are delighted and truly honored to receive the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ award. Our recently updated smart app demonstrates DED-Ajman's strategic direction to help achieve ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council and UAE Management Consultancy METIS join forces to break barriers for women in business

    Exclusive partnership designed to equip women with skills to navigate complex business landscape and unlock female innovation in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018:  Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, and UAE-grown management consultancy, METIS, have joined forces to equip women across the country with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the region’s complex business landscape. The introduction of Value ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Economy Discusses Cooperation in Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation with Republic of Korea

      His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: The UAE and South Korea have enjoyed long-standing successful cooperation in diverse fields   His Excellency Kim Dong-yeon: We are keen to develop bilateral relations and benefit from the UAE’s expertise in areas of shared interest Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 March, 2018:  His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), received a high-ranking delegation from the Republic of Korea, led by His Excellency Kim ......read more

    Gulf region's construction contractor awards estimated to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018 – Ventures Onsite report

    Huge pipeline of projects tipped for 2018 as global brands make final preparations ahead of Hardware + Tools Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2018:  Rising oil prices and increased government spending is fuelling demand in the GCC’s construction sector, with contractor awards across the region’s building, infrastructure and energy markets expected to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018, a report published today has said.  According to a white paper by research specialists Ventures Onsite, buildings will hold the lion’s share of what’s ......read more

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