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    Emirates Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi University Launch a Humanitarian Funding Campaign'

    In coordination with the Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society and Lulu Group International   25 November 2021: Emirates Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recently launched the Education Support Campaign in coordination with Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society and Lulu Group International. Through this collaboration, ADU and Emirates Red Crescent will support disadvantaged students in their university studies, providing them with an opportunity for a successful educational journey. The campaign aims to raise 10 million dirhams, and students will benefit from these funds starting 24 November 2021 and for one year. (This activity is licensed by the Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, permit number 022).    Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society and Lulu Group International will aid the campaign by ......read more

    Emirates Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi University Launch a Humanitarian Funding Campaign

    In efforts to aid students with financial burdens in conjunction with the Year of the 50th  In coordination with the Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society and Lulu Group International   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 November 2021: Emirates Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recently launched the Education Support Campaign in coordination with Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society and Lulu Group International. Through this collaboration, ADU and Emirates Red Crescent will support disadvantaged students in their university studies, providing them with an opportunity for a successful educational journey. The campaign aims to raise 10 million dirhams, and students will benefit from these funds starting 24 November 2021 and for one year. (This activity is licensed by the Department of Community Development – Abu ......read more

    The Sky Is the Limit for the World Food Programme's Humanitarian Efforts

    Pratt & Whitney Canada awards WFP in recognition for its dedication and impactful efforts to Save Lives and Change Lives Dubai -  November 25, 2021:   The leading aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada awarded the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) in recognition for its unparalleled humanitarian effort and the recognized humanitarian endeavours in delivering lifesaving food assistance and support in some of the world’s toughest environments. The award was presented by Pratt & Whitney Canada President Ms. Maria Della Posta to WFP’s Regional Aviation Safety Officer Capt. Samir Sajet.  “I would like to congratulate World Food Programme for their prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award. Delivering food and assistance in some of the world’s toughest ......read more

    DLD: 5,352 Sales Transactions worth AED 13.12 Billion in October 2021

     Highlights for October 2021   ● Overall Index at its highest since June 2019 after registering 1.132 points in October 2021. ● To date in 2021, there has been 38.34% more sales transactions and the value has been 63.4% more when compared to the entire year of 2020. ● 60% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 40% were off-plan   Dubai, UAE - 25 November 2021 – Coinciding with the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest global event and the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, the Dubai real estate market continued to record new achievements and further growth in the field of real estate sales transactions. According to the data of the 20th edition of Mo’asher, Dubai’s official sales price index launched by Dubai Land Department (DLD) in ......read more

    Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Leads All-Star Delegation to Abu Dhabi

    “I see potential for Abu Dhabi to become the Switzerland of the Middle East” – Kevin O'Leary   Highlights and photos from Access Abu Dhabi, by Maven Global Access and powered by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office. The star-studded inaugural delegation kicked off this week in Abu Dhabi including Kevin O’Leary, Patrice Evra, Christina Milian and Metta World Peace. More about the initiative here.   Kevin O’Leary, Access Abu Dhabi programme ambassador, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and star of Emmy award-winning television show Shark Tank, said: “Coming to Abu Dhabi, it’s clear to me that doing business in this nimble and accommodative environment is a breeze. The rate of progress is unique to this country. The leadership listens to what the private sector needs and acts on ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Launches Food Sustainability Initiatives

    Dubai, 24 November 2021:  On the sidelines of the just concluded 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference, Dubai Municipality has launched a set of unique initiatives in the field of food safety and nutrition such as Dubai Star, the Green Path, Enhancing Knowledge Efficiency of Food Handlers, and Enhancing Food Transport Systems and Logistics Services through integration with RTA.  The initiatives were launched with the aim of enhancing food safety and food security efforts and to ensure that all consumers enjoy high-quality food, in addition to emphasizing the exceptional position that Dubai occupies in the food sector. Sultan Al Taher, Director of the Food Safety Department said Dubai Star is a global initiative through which restaurants will be honored and encouraged annually to implement sustainable practices ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Environment Initiative Wins Award at Global Forum on Human Settlements 2021

    Dubai, 23, November 2021:  Dubai Municipality’s environment initiative has received an award at the Global Forum on Human Settlements 2021. The Environment Department of the Municipality was honored for its Smart Environmental Monitoring initiative, in the Global Model for Smart Cities Technology category, within the Green Technology and Green Economy theme.  The Global Forum on Human Settlements is one of the most vital events to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, through improving innovations and launching unique initiatives in a variety of fields. The Municipality initiative targets improving and applying modern technologies in air, coastal environment and groundwater sectors, in addition to improving Dubai’s environment protection program and monitoring it completely with modern technologies to ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Organizes Community Volunteering Public Cleanliness Event'

    Within “Clean up the World” activities   Dubai, 23 November 2021:  As part of the "Clean up the world" campaign, under the slogan “Supporting Local Environmental Action to Make a World of Difference,” field cleaning activity volunteers collected more than 3,000 kilograms of general waste. The event witnessed the participation of more than 1,000 volunteers belonging to many government and private agencies, in addition to many volunteers from the community.   The community volunteering campaign aims to enhance social responsibility among the volunteers on the importance of cleaning the public places and maintaining the general aesthetic and civilized appearance of the emirate of  Dubai. The tasks and activities of the participating volunteers, under the supervision of the ......read more

    Rafed to Revolutionise UAE Healthcare Procurement as it Marks One-Year Anniversary

    ● Technology-powered expansion across the emirates is key to the evolvement and betterment of the procurement market    UAE – November 22, 2021:  Rafed, the UAE’s prime group purchasing organisation (GPO) for the procurement, supply chain management, storage and distribution of essential medical equipment pharmaceuticals has set ambitious expansion plans across the emirates, fueled by cutting-edge technology and industry 4.0 enabled warehousing.   The Abu Dhabi-based organisation, which marks its 12-month anniversary, has quickly established itself as a leader in the UAE’s pharmaceutical logistics sector, successfully operating out of its warehouse and storage facility of the future, the Rafed Distribution Centre. While playing a pivotal role in the HOPE Consortium’s ......read more

    Etihad Rail Completes Excavation Works of all Tunnels of the UAE National Rail Network

    The excavation of the nine tunnels was completed according to highest sustainability standards 22 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah, stressed the importance of the completion of excavation of all rail tunnels of Package D of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network, which will be a key element of the global supply chain, and play a vital role in sustaining the position of the United Arab Emirates as a global and regional transport, shipping and logistics hub. The network will also support the development of the transport and logistics system, which will enhance the UAE’s journey for the next fifty years. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah ......read more

    DHA Collaborates with Etisalat and du for NABIDH Initiative

    • Etisalat and du become certified providers for the NABIDH initiative  • The initiative will provide a unified medical record for every individual in Dubai as part of the DHA’s aim to foster and support technological advancements in the health sector.    Dubai, UAE - 21 November, 2021:  Dubai Health Authority has collaborated with Etisalat and du, an Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC). Following a partnership agreement that was recently signed, both entities are now connected providers of the NABIDH initiative.   The initiative, which is part of Dubai's cutting-edge Health Information Exchange and Population Health Program, will enable healthcare professionals to securely access unified medical records from all public and private medical facilities in the ......read more

    Variety of Virtual Seminars and Workshops at Dubai International Food Safety Conference 2021

    Dubai, 21 November 2021:  The Dubai International Food Safety Conference 2021, organized by Dubai Municipality, witnessed the presentation of a variety of virtual seminars and workshops, with the participation of a group of prominent speakers from all over the world, including experts, specialists and researchers in the fields of food safety, food security and nutrition.  These seminars and workshops aimed to shed light on everything related to the field of food, as the conference was held in its 15th session this year under the slogan, “Creative solutions for sustainable food systems.” Several international, regional and local bodies presented a series of seminars and workshops, such as the “New Era of Smarter Food System” workshop presented by the US Food and Drug Agency, which focused on ......read more

    UAE Becomes World's most Trusted Gold Trade-Flow Partner

    • IBMC UAE holds world’s largest hybrid Global Gold Convention in Dubai • UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and International Chamber of Commerce were co-organizers of the event.  • More secured and transparent eMarket trade flow platforms in place • More liberalized protection tools such as trade credit insurance, factoring and financing tools available • IBMC’s trade flow platforms attract more participants from across the world • Italy showcases unique gold historic masterpieces     Dubai, November 21, 2021:  With the emergence of more secured e-market place trade flow platforms and more country participations, the UAE has become the world’s most trusted gold trade hub.   Secured, compliant and more transparent  eMarket ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Launches Dubai Program to Enable Drone Transportation

    Dubai-UAE: 20 November, 2021 – His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), launched the Dubai Program to Enable Drone Transportation. The program promotes the development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to strengthen Dubai’s global competitiveness in adopting advanced technologies in vital sectors. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “The Dubai Program to Enable Drone Transportation will create an advanced infrastructure that enables innovators and relevant entities to test ......read more

    ICC thanks Dubai Police for their Contribution to a Successful Men's T20 World Cup 2021

    Government of Dubai Media Office – 18, November 2021: The International Cricket Council chief Greg Barclay has thanked Dubai Police for their “dedication and contribution” to the successful delivery of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2021, which concluded on Sunday night at Dubai International Stadium with Australia defeating their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand by eight wickets for the coveted title. The 16-team ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which started on October 17 with preliminary round matches in Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Sharjah, saw Dubai host 13 of the 33 matches from the Super 12 stage onwards, including Sunday’s final as well as two of the most in-demand Super 12 matches – India vs Pakistan on October 24 and Afghanistan vs Pakistan on October 29. The matches in Dubai regularly ......read more

    EAD Leads Several Projects to Combat Climate Change in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2021: As part of its commitment to the UAE Government’s sustainability vision, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is leading a range of projects that will help curb the impact of climate change. Following the announcement in October by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, regarding ‘UAE Net Zero 2050’, a strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, EAD took the lead in Abu Dhabi to help realise the initiative’s goals.  To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, EAD affirms that reducing residual GHG emissions in sectors that pose challenges to decarbonisation using natural and artificial carbon sinks, as well as advancing Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification agenda through innovative ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Launches a New Series of Podcasts

    Abu Dhabi, 15th November 2021: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with Borouge, has launched a podcast as part of a series of episodes titled “Naturally Educated” that is focused on significant environmental topics, hosting an expert who will be sharing their knowledge and experience on the podcast, which will be hosted on EAD’s Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) – a youth-focused website.  The first episode has been released, with EAD planning to produce several other episodes based around a wide range of topics that aim to inspire, share knowledge, and serve as a tool used in university curricula and that can support research and project-based learnings. EAD’s first episode hosted Humaid Abdulla Kanji, an Environmental Economist in the Integrated Environment ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Organizes Community Volunteering Public Cleanliness Event

    Within “Clean up the World” campaign Dubai - 15, November 2021: Dubai Municipality is preparing to organize a community volunteering event in the field of public cleanliness, under the slogan “Supporting Local Environmental Action to Make a World of Difference,” as part of its support and participation in the global campaign "Clean up the world". The event is expected to witness the participation of more than 1,000 volunteers belonging to many government and private agencies.   Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality, said that this campaign aims to develop positive behavior towards the sustainability of a clean environment, enhance the responsibility of individuals towards preserving their local environment, and raise the level of ......read more

    GBF ASEAN Examines Key Trends and Issues Reshaping Region's Economic Landscape

    • GBF ASEAN 2021 will be held in Dubai December 8-9 in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai     Dubai, UAE - November 14, 2021: The Covid-led digital shift, supply chain disruptions, changing dynamics of global trade and the widespread adoption of advanced technologies are among the topic issues and trends to be discussed by government leaders, businessmen, investors and industry experts speaking that the inaugural Global Business Forum ASEAN in Dubai.   The forum, set to be held December 8-9, 2021, is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, in partnership with Expo 2020.   Sessions on day one of the two-day event will take a closer look at the recovery of ASEAN economies as ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Wins World's Best Project Management Entity in 2021 Award

    Dubai - 13, November 2021:  Dubai Municipality has cemented the UAE’s global supremacy by winning the title of the Best Project Management Entity in the World in 2021 at the PMO Global Awards.  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality said: “Receiving the award for the best project management entity for the year 2021 at the world level is a honorable achievement that comes under the directives of our wise government leadership and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Winning the award is a confirmation and culmination of a series of successes and achievements that the Government of Dubai is constantly accomplishing to occupy a leading position in global competitiveness indicators in all ......read more

    Greenpeace MENA Announces Green Mosques Initiative as Part of the Ummah for Earth Alliance's Activities at COP26

    Empowering Community-Led Sustainable Solutions for a Future Without Fossil Fuels 13, November 2021:  As part of the activities of the ‘Ummah for Earth’ alliance during the UN Climate Change Summit (COP26) currently underway in Glasgow, Greenpeace Middle East and North Africa (MENA) announced today the launch of a new initiative aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of mosques and other community buildings around the world, in recognition of the powerful role that faith can play in mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, and its potential to inspire an alternative future, completely free of fossil fuels.  The Green Mosques initiative aims to build on the examples already set by various mosques around the world, including The Glasgow Central Mosque in Scotland, where solar power systems are currently ......read more

    UAE Ministers Share the UAE's Vision for the Next 50 with Global Experts

    In the Presence of the Founder of the World Economic Forum during the "Great Narrative Meeting"   Dubai, 13th November, 2021: As part of the Great Narrative Meeting, organized by the UAE government in partnership with the World Economic Forum in Dubai, UAE Ministers presented the government’s main future directions for the next 50 years in the vital areas of government work namely, science, space, youth, technology and AI solutions, aiming to promote the development process and build a better future for humanity. The session was attended by H.E. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, and H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 11 November 2021

    Dubai, UAE - November 13, 2021: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 7.1 billion in total during the week ending 11 November 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,964. 172 plots were sold for AED 1.43 billion, 1,275 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.59 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Me'Aisem First sold for AED 232.51 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 140.35 million in Me'Aisem First, and a land sold for AED 232.51 million in Me'Aisem First in third place. Al Hebiah Fourth recorded the most transactions for this week by 35 sales transactions worth AED 169.19 million, followed by Wadi Al Safa 5 with 29 sales transactions worth AED 124.96 million, and Al Yufrah 3 with 16 sales transactions worth AED 18 million in third place. The top three transfers for ......read more

    Strong Participation that Reflects Depth of Confidence in National Economy

    • Sultan Butti bin Mejren: We look forward to a permanent contribution with our various partners to enhance the real estate investment horizon in the future. • DLD proactively innovates and develops its systems to ensure continued leadership for Dubai's real estate sector. • 6 MoUs signed to promote properties in Dubai.   Dubai, UAE, 13 November 2021: Dubai Land Department (DLD) concluded its participation in the Cityscape Global 2021 that witnessed a large turnout and varied participation over three days from 9 – 11 November at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (Expo 2020 Dubai site), during which DLD launched a number of its initiatives and highlighted its diverse and innovative services.   Over the three days, DLD showcased its innovative application Dubai REST and the most prominent ......read more

    The “Great Narrative Meeting” Kicks Off Tomorrow in Dubai in Collaboration between the UAE Government and the WEF

    Global Thought Leaders, Experts and Futurists Gather in the UAE to Shape Global Future Narratives   • Mohammad Al Gergawi: The UAE leadership has adopted a clear vision since the establishment of the Union, based on promoting cooperation, establishing effective dialogue and boosting partnerships to secure the future of humanity. • Mohammad Al Gergawi: The meeting reflects the ever-evolving partnership between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum. This robust partnership is considered a new role model for effective collaboration between countries and international organizations. • Mohammad Al Gergawi: "Global thought leaders, experts and futurists gather in the UAE to shape global future trends and discuss potential challenges. The meeting outcomes will be gathered in a comprehensive book to ......read more

    100 Million Meals Campaign Distributes More than 10.8 Million Meals in UAE, in Collaboration with UAE Food Bank

    • Each food parcel comprised essential ingredients enough to prepare meals for month • Food support reached more than 362,000 beneficiaries across the nation • More than 1,000 volunteers alongside MBRGI and UAE Food Bank supported the distribution efforts   Dubai-UAE - 9 November 2021:   The 100 Million Meals campaign, the largest of its kind in the region to provide food to more than 30 countries in the Arab world, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, has successfully distributed 10,868,400 meals in the UAE, in collaboration with the UAE Food Bank. A total of 362,280 beneficiaries in the UAE, made up of 182,916 low income families and 179,364 low income individuals, received 120,760 food parcels – each containing essential food ingredients such as rice, flour, chickpeas, ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2021 to put the Spotlight on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

    • Taking place from 14th to 18th November, the week-long event raises awareness on the business benefits of adopting a diverse and inclusive work environment.     Dubai, UAE - November 09, 2021:   Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business will be hosting its annual Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2021 between 14th to 18th November with events and activities throughout the week raising awareness about the best practices and business and social benefits of adopting a diverse and inclusive work environment.   To be held virtually under the theme Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion, Building Inclusive Workplace, the week-long event aims to help companies to further strengthen their capabilities to harness the potential of diversity and inclusion in the ......read more

    Reach's 50-Day Initiative Hits Halfway Milestone With Enough Funds Raised to Transform Three Million Lives

    •As the ’50 Days to Transform 5 Million Lives’ fundraising initiative hits its halfway point, the campaign has announced that it has raised enough funds in just 25 days to transform the lives of three million people. •Launched to mark the 50-day countdown to the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, the campaign aims to protect five million people from river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 8 November, 2021: The Reach Campaign has revealed that halfway through its ‘50 Days to Transform 5 Million Lives’ fundraising drive - which was launched with the aim of eliminating two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), river blindness and lymphatic filariasis - the initiative has already raised enough funds to transform the lives of three million people.   As part of Reach’s ......read more

    “UAE to Become Global Economic Centre of Gravity” Day One of Cityscape Summit Hears

    • Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at University of Oxford, identifies Expo 2020 Dubai as a factor in the emirate becoming the global economic centre of gravity  • FDI yields in the UAE some of the best in the world, according to Colliers  • JLL and Dubai Land Department launch latest Dubai Commercial Property Price Indices at Cityscape Summit    Dubai, UAE - 07, November 2021: Officially inaugurated by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department, the latest edition of the Cityscape Summit opened its doors today as government, industry and thought leaders from across the region and beyond descended on the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) at Expo 2020 Dubai to take part in numerous topics defining the current and future real estate ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Discusses its Five-Year Strategy that Outlines the Future for Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 07 November 2021: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) today organised a virtual forum for its strategic partners from governmental and non-governmental entities, where its new Five-Year Strategy for 2021-2025 was highlighted. The updated and comprehensive strategy is designed to be aligned with the UAE Centennial Vision 2071 which will have an environmental component with a vision for the future and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which is dedicated to the contribution of clean energy and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the country. The strategy was devised to confront environmental challenges of Abu Dhabi, which include combatting the local impact of climate change, declining air quality and an increasing risk of respiratory illness, declining marine quality and the unsustainable use of ground ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Wins International Award for Water Reuse and Recycling

    Dubai - 07, November 2021:  Dubai Municipality, represented by the Sewerage Treatment Plants and Drainage Network Department, won the first place in the International Water Reuse and Recycling Award, organized by the International Desalination Association. The Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant Expansion Project (Phase 2) won the award in the Exceptional Utility Leader category The project aims to raise the plant’s capacity from 300,000 to 600,000 cubic meters per day, in order to accommodate the continuous growth of the city. The award aims to achieve sustainable development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through the use of Artificial Intelligence technology, which in turn reduces energy consumption. Dubai Municipality is keen to participate and win the most prominent international awards in various sectors, ......read more

    Sharjah Book Authority discusses future projects

    Sharjah Book Authority discusses future projects with Egypt's Ministry of Culture Dr Ines Abdel Daim and Ahmed Al Ameri held discussions at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 6, 2021: HE Ahmed bin Rakad Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), received Egypt's Minister of Culture, HE Dr. Ines Abdel Daim, at the ongoing 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which runs until November 13 in Expo Centre Sharjah. They discussed future prospects for cultural collaboration, including the launch of creative initiatives, in addition to bolstering partnerships and reinforcing the role of libraries in their respective communities. The two officials also discussed the attractive incentives and integrated services offered by the Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone) that will support ......read more

    Join Catwalk in AlUla in support of the Arabian Leopard

    • Community members and visitors are invited to join Catwalk on 6th November.  A fun, free, open-to-all, 7km or 700m walk or run, Catwalk is Catmosphere Foundation’s inaugural campaign. • AlUla’s 7km Catwalk will take place in the Sharaan Nature Reserve while the 700m Catwalk Cubs will take place in AlUla Oasis • Catmosphere Foundation was created by the Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud to raise awareness for critically endangered Big Cats, including the Arabian Leopard   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 04, November 2021: Visitors, residents and wildlife lovers are invited to join Catwalk, a 7km walk, in AlUla’s protected Sharaan Nature Reserve to show their support for the endangered Arabian Leopard.  Residents and visitors can join ......read more

    First Farmers' Souq at Nakheel Park

    Dubai, 04, November 2021:  Dubai Municipality will organize Farmers’ Souq for the first time at Nakheel Park on Fridays from November 2021 until March 2022, from 4:00 pm until 11:30 pm. The Municipality will start receiving requests from citizen farmers who want to participate in the market and register through https://forms.office.com/r/f3xk0tHPhn  or head to the Nakheel Park office to register. The market is a free agricultural, social and investment platform that aims to gather citizen farmers in one place to sell directly local organic agricultural products that can be displayed as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, organic products, honey, dates, and herbal products. This market aims to support local projects by providing them all necessary facilities.    Emirati farmers can participate in the ......read more

    Leading UAE Coffee Establishments Partner With Reach in a BID to End NTDs

    •         11 leading independent coffee retailers will be donating AED2 from every transaction to the ‘50 Days’ fundraising initiative that runs up to the UAE’s Golden Jubilee •         Reach’s ‘50 Days to Transform 5 Million Lives’ campaign aims to protect 5 million people from river blindness and lymphatic filariasis     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 3 November, 2021: Eleven of the UAE’s best-loved independent coffee shops have partnered with the Reach Campaign in a united effort to support a fundraising  drive to help eliminate two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.    As part of Reach’s ‘50 Days to Transform 5 Million Lives’ campaign, with the aim of ......read more

    HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Inaugurates Hypermotion Dubai 2021

    Three-day event at Dubai Expo 2020 a “clear indication of our determination to maintain the emirate at the forefront of smart mobility” - HH Sheikh Ahmed Hypermotion’s first show outside Europe solidifies Dubai’s status as next-generation transport and mobility accelerator   Dubai, UAE - 02, November 2021: Hypermotion Dubai, the Middle East edition of the German-initiated industry convex that reimagines the transportation and logistics industries, debuted today (2 November 2021) at Expo 2020, held under the presence and patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai Airports, hailing it as a significant boost to the emirate’s smart mobility ......read more

    Minister of Health: UAE Flag will remain Flying as High as ever Reflecting the Country's Sovereignty and Unity

    November 02, 2021:  Abdulrahman bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention said that celebrating the UAE Flag Day provides an opportunity for the UAE people to renew their steadfast loyalty and demonstrate their belonging to the country. Speaking on the occasion of Flag Day, Al Owais stressed that the country’s flag will remain flying as high as ever, reflecting the UAE’s sovereignty and unity wherever it is seen.  “This year’s occasion is a bit different. It comes at a time when the UAE is marking its golden jubilee after announcing the Principle of the 50, which carries the country’s ambitions and vision to enhance its global reputation and support its march of excellence over the next 50 years. It is also special as it marks the accession anniversary of UAE President His ......read more

    One Million Schools Mapped: UNICEF and ITU's Giga initiative, with support from Ericsson, Reaches Milestone Towards Connecting every School to the Internet

    • Connecting schools to the internet can improve digital access, skills and educational outcomes regardless of geography, with knock-on benefits for society • School internet connectivity is also linked to GDP – in some countries there is potential to increase GDP by up to 20 percent by connecting schools (source EIU) • Ericsson calls on industry to join efforts with governments and Giga to close the digital divide and leverage the benefits of global connectivity   November 01, 2021:  One year after Ericsson entered a global partnership with UNICEF to support the Giga Initiative’s school connectivity mapping efforts, the initiative has reached a major milestone in mapping the location and connectivity status of one million schools.    Giga - founded by UNICEF and the ......read more

    Announcing First Chapter - The ELF Seddiqi Writers' Fellowship

    Innovative new programme will nurture the writing stars of tomorrow Dubai, 1 November 2021: The first global standard mentorship programme in the region for aspiring writers from the UAE has been launched by the Emirates Literature Foundation in partnership with Seddiqi Holding. Called First Chapter, the ELF Seddiqi Writers’ Fellowship will be free to successful applicants, identifying and nurturing emerging writing talent, elevating it to an international standard and bringing it to global attention. Writers will gain access throughout the year-long programme to experts in the industry, with one-to-one mentorship from international authors such as top crime writer Mark Billingham; Yrsa Siggodottir, the Queen of Nordic Noir; Shahad Al Rawi, the youngest writer to ever make the Arabic Booker Prize shortlist; and one of ......read more

    Dubai Customs Celebrates “UAE Codes” with Five Events

    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Digital innovations enhance sustainable development  Dubai – 28 October 2021: In conjunction with the Programming Day, Dubai Customs is organizing five events on digital innovation and the role programming and coding can play in shaping the future.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has declared October 29 as a day that honors coders and programmers. It is the same day 20 years ago in which His Highness launched first e-government in the region and the Arab World (29 October 2001)  The day is a celebration of the role these professionals play in advancing the information technology sector in the UAE. The events will include a session titled “Programming and its role in digital transformation”, which will highlight the benefits of ......read more

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    H.E. Bin Touq: Emirates Investment Summit ‘Investopia' to link the economy of the present to the future, with UAE leading the way

    Abu Dhabi, 24 November 2021: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, announced that the first edition of the Emirates Investment Summit ‘Investopia’ will take place on 28 March 2022, at a press conference organized by the Ministry of Economy at its headquarters in Dubai, attended by a large number of local and international media. The inaugural edition of the Emirates Investment Summit ‘Investopia’ will kick off from the UAE, bringing together government leaders, NGOs, private sector representatives, investment banks, family businesses, investment ......read more

    Bayanat, a UAE-based Geospatial, Data Analytics, and AI company, Showcases Smart City Solutions at Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 22, 2021: Bayanat for Mapping and Surveying Service, a fast-growing UAE-based Geospatial, Data Analytics, and AI company, announced today their robust presence and platinum sponsorship at the 2nd Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit. The Summit is a gathering of government and private entities to collaborate and discuss upcoming projects and technological requirements to support Abu Dhabi’s vision of becoming a leading global Smart City a reality. Attendees will get the chance to hear from various members of Bayanat’s leadership, who will talk about the ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop connects with Emirati young talents at UAE Vision 2021 Career Fair

    UAE nationals occupy 83 per cent  of Workshop’s managerial positions Dubai, November 18, 2021–Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully concluded its participation in the UAE Vision 2021 Career Fair. DGW was part of the Unified Digital Platform (UDP) along with other key government entities and organizations in Dubai. It joined this year’s career fair to attract more qualified Emirati talents and support them in their career path. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ......read more

    SLC discusses methods of adopting self-assessment in legislative audit at “Legislative Week 2021”

    As part of its efforts to draft foresighted legislation that drives the development process and accommodates future changes, UAE, Dubai, 15 November 2021 – As part of its commitment to adopting future foresight methodologies in developing the legislative system, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) is currently holding its annual event the Legislative Week 2021 under the theme: ‘Legislation and the Future’. The event has had a high turnout by representatives from leading government entities. Day-two discussions ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop Renews its Partnership with Al-Futtaim Automotive

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 8 November 2021 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) announced that it has renewed its strategic partnership with Al-Futtaim Automotive to further enhance technical cooperation for the maintenance and repair of Toyota-Lexus vehicles. The partnership is part of DGW’s efforts to strengthen cooperation with the private sector in the field and provide exemplary customer service through the Al-Futtaim division. H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al-Raeesi, CEO of DGW, emphasized that the renewed partnership with Al-Futtaim Automotive reflects DGW's vision in providing ......read more

    SLC ready to hold “Legislative Week 2021” to explore future of legislative system

    To enhance preparedness for the next 50 years through developing forward-looking legislation UAE, Dubai - 6 November 2021 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) is all set to host the 3rd edition of the Legislative Week from November 14 to 18, 2021 titled ‘Legislation for the Future’. Senior officials and legal professionals from Dubai government entities will attend the event to discuss the future of legislation, and explore opportunities for the modernisation and development of the legislative system in order to be fully ......read more

    EHS Launches Advisory Council for Representatives of Patients and their Families

    October 27, 2021:  As part of its eagerness to enhance the quality and safety of care in health facilities, the Emirates Health Services (EHS) has launched the advisory council for the representatives of patients and their families. Based on a comprehensive perspective, the move aims to consolidate the foundations of a new thinking in government work that adopts an integrated concept of quality of life, which contributes to achieving balance and readiness for future challenges. As an advisory body, the council's tasks are to improve the level of health care, enable various ......read more

    26th Edition of CABSAT Opened by His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information

    • CABSAT 2021 is the first in-person broadcast, satellite, and content event for two years • Evolving broadcast and media consumption habits forcing an industry rethink   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 26 October 2021: His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information has officially opened the 26th edition of CABSAT - the region’s first in-person satellite, broadcast, and content event in the past two years – at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today. His Highness was accompanied by several ......read more

    Dubai Municipality prepares to Launch 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference

    Under the slogan, “Creative Solutions for Sustainable Food Systems” During 18-22 November 2021 Dubai, 25 October 2021:  Dubai Municipality is preparing to launch the 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC), which is going to be organized by the Municipality coinciding with Expo 2020, from 18 to 22 November 2021. The DIFSC will be held virtually this year under the slogan, “Creative Solutions for Sustainable Food Systems.” Participants can register through the link https://www.foodsafetydubai.com and view the conference ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Enhances Public Awareness on Maintaining Desert Area Cleanliness

    Dubai, 24 October 2021:  Dubai Municipality has launched “Our Desert is Beautiful” campaign, under the slogan, "Together, to sustain the cleanliness of desert areas," which will continue until March next year. The campaign is part of the Municipality’s annual plan for community awareness for all segments of the local community in the Emirate of Dubai in the field of sustainable waste management and maintaining the cultural and aesthetic appearance. The campaign aims to educate desert area visitors and to promote a culture of waste minimization and social ......read more

    Dubai Government Human Resources (DGHR) Department joins 9th Annual GOV HR Summit, GCC's Leading Public Sector HR Event

    GCC’s biggest public sector knowledge-sharing platform for HR professionals is coming together once again, to discuss new trends and improve work standards post-pandemic.  Dubai, UAE - October 24, 2021:  QnA International, the organisers for the Annual GOV HR Summit have announced the support of Dubai Government Human Resources Department as the endorsing partner.  Dubbed the region’s key public sector human resource event, the GCC Gov HR Summit celebrates excellence for the 9th consecutive year. The 2021 annual will focus on the key issues faced during the ......read more

    Dubai as seen from Space by © Luca Parmitano ©ESA ©NASA

    October This is Dubai as seen from the Space: the picture was among those Italian and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano showed this week at Expo 2020 Dubai. Speaking at the Italian Pavilion during an event organized by the nation's Space Agency ASI, he commented on a number of views from the above highlighting the beauty and fragility of Planet Earth. (Picture:  © Luca Parmitano,  ©ESA,  ©NASA) ...read more

    Hypermotion Dubai Advisory Member Ranks UAE among World's Highest Charging Station-to-Vehicle Ratios

    Dubai accounts for 80% of public charging stations underlying more awareness of EV infrastructure needed for fleet transitions   Dubai, UAE - October 23, 2021:   The UAE is leading the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the adoption of electric vehicles with its charging station to vehicle ratio among the world’s highest, according to a newly released whitepaper.   Produced by the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) MENA, the whitepaper says the UAE now boasts 240 grid-linked slow charging public stations - 80% of which are in Dubai.   The ......read more

    DLD: 5,762 Real Estate Sales Transactions worth AED 16.2 Billion in September 2021

     Highlights for September 2021 ● Highest Value of Sales Transactions in a month since December 2013 ● 56% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 44% were off-plan   Highlights for Q3 2021 ● Q3 2021 had 15,926 sales transactions worth AED 42.35 billion ● 56.6% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 43.38% were off-plan   Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2021 – The past months leading up to the launch of the global event Expo 2020 Dubai witnessed an exceptional growth in general in real estate ......read more

    The 2020 Edition of Happiest Workplaces in the Region Revealed

    Public and private sector organizations honoured at the 4th edition of the annual Happiness@ Work Award   Dubai, October 20, 2021: The 2020 edition of the Happiness@Work Award recognized and celebrated the happiest and most innovative organizations in the region that disrupted existing employee engagement and wellbeing norms to create a new normal in the workplace. This cycle of the award unveiled regional companies that stood out for creating a happy workplace, balancing work and life, sustainability focus, and for a host of other positive steps for an inclusive ......read more

    DLD Receives 100% Paperless Stamp from Digital Dubai

    Bin Mejren: • We will continue to introduce more innovative initiatives to demonstrate our support of the national strategies. • Our new achievement reflects our team's dedication to achieving the visions of our wise leadership.   Dubai, UAE - 20, October 2021:  In line with the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy that abides with the values of environmental protection, Dubai Land Department (DLD) received the 100% paperless stamp from Digital Dubai, which seeks to achieve a number of strategic goals, most notably the consolidation of ......read more

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