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    Waste management - the next-generation driver for realising a green economy

    The UAE has identified waste management as one with enormous potential to create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2017:  Today, waste management has the potential to contribute significantly to making a green economy possible. Communities around the world have identified waste management not only as part of an environmental strategy but also as an economic case with enormous potential to cut cost, create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities. In the UAE, the roots of this idea can be traced back to the pioneering ideas of late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the nation’s founding father, on sustainability. The establishment of local waste management companies like Tadweer, Averda and Bee’ah have not only paved way for a cleaner and greener UAE ......read more

    Directives by Emirates Post Group to deal with only licensed courier companies to diminish illegal postal services within UAE

    Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has directed individuals and companies not to deal with persons and unauthorized companies to perform courier activities, and instructed companies to abide by laws and regulations to avoid penalties stipulated in Federal Law No. 3/2013. The Group has recently identified such companies which violations the laws of courier services. Article 27 of the Federal Law No. 3/2013 provides for that: Any person committing any of the following acts must be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one year and not more than two years, and a fine of not less than ten thousand dirhams and not more than one hundred thousand dirhams or either penalty: (A) Providing any courier service within the work scope of Group or its subsidiaries without obtaining the required ......read more

    Dubai Customs: First government department to win seven-star rating from Ideas UK

    Dubai – 17 Oct 2017:  In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system (by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.  Dubai Customs has become the first government Department in the world to get this seven-star rating. The new rating will be granted to Dubai Customs in the 31st Ideas UK award ceremony which will be held in Stratford Upon Avon, UK on 8-9 November 2017.   Bin Sulayem commented on this achievement: “It’s no stranger to Dubai Customs to innovate and come up with new winning ideas within its efforts and journey to facilitate trade and movement ......read more

    Surge partners with DEWA and UAE Water Aid to create a new generation of water aware UAE youth

    Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Surge, a global non-profit organisation delivering safe and sustainable water and sanitation projects, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) have begun a water conservation awareness campaign in schools across the UAE. This educational programme is a cooperation between the organisations to educate junior and primary government and private school students about sustainability issues and create a new generation of water conscious citizens.  The Gulf region is one of the world’s most water scarce regions, and uses desalination to ensure water security. With almost 663 million people globally not having access to clean drinking water and over 2.4 billion people lacking in basic sanitation needs, Surge’s programme ‘Water: The Global ......read more

    UAE President Issues Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 for Regulation of Veterinary Products

    Dubai-UAE: 17 October, 2017:  The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 regulating the handling, trading, marketing and circulation of veterinary products considering its direct impact on animal and public health, as well as the environment at large.  The federal law will come into effect from the date of its publication in the UAE Official Gazette. Details of the executive regulations stipulated by the law will be issued within six months from the date of law issuance. The move emphasizes the critical role of veterinary medicines and related products in animal production and protection. Aiming to reduce the spread of epidemic and infectious diseases and the consequent increase in biosecurity rates, the regulation will help ensure food safety. Notably, the ......read more

    World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on how smart cities have become a key to a green economy

    Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2017:  The fourth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 will highlight the importance of smart cities in the transition towards the green economy. This is an endeavour to design ‘smart’ approaches, which ensure that cities, will be optimised for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact reduction and a good urban life.    Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 24-25 October 2017 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Summit will witness wide participation of decision makers and experts in green economy and sustainable development.   The current speed of global GDP growth will need an estimate of $57 trillion in ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Camel Racing Club

    Partnership Aims to Raise Awareness, Garner Support for Endowment through Club’s Events  Dubai-UAE: 10 October, 2017:   The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Camel Racing Club to enhance cooperation with a focus on raising awareness about the important role of endowment in social development.  Ahmad Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department signed the agreement at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai with Abdulla Faraj Abdulla, ‎Director, Marketing Partnerships & Events at Dubai Camel Racing Club.  As per the MoU that covers economic, social, cultural and media aspects of the collaboration, the Dubai Camel Racing Club will dedicate a percentage of the revenues from its events to AMAF’s ......read more

    UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Assesses Progress of Innovative Nanotechnology Project

    Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our First Cycle awardees have taken multiple approaches for rain enhancement technology that will establish UAE as a global leader for science research in water security” Visit focused on Dr. Linda Zou’s award-winning research at Masdar Institute to develop more effective cloud seeding materials using nanotechnology Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 October 2017:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science’s Strategic Direction Committee (SDC) visited Masdar Institute to assess the positive outcomes recorded from the university’s First Cycle-wining cloud seeding research project. Masdar Institute is a part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   The novel cloud seeding research project led by Dr. Linda Zou, Professor of Environmental and Chemical ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Issues Federal Law No. (8) of 2017 Concerning Practice of Veterinary Medicine Profession

    Law amends certain provisions of Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 Dubai-UAE: 8 October, 2017:  The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Federal Law No. (8) of 2017, amending certain provisions of the Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 concerning the practice of the veterinary medicine profession.  The move aims to regulate the field of veterinary medicine and support services, enhance the efficiency of the profession in line with best practices and international standards, and safeguard the health of livestock and other animals in the country. Articles 1 and 2 of the new law replace the word ‘profession’ with ‘veterinary medicine profession’. Furthermore, the law updates the name of the concerned authority to the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment ......read more

    Sharjah Police to Issue 150 Specialized License Plate Numbers in Online Auction

    In cooperation with Emirates Auction, featuring a category 3 (No. 77) Sharjah, 8th of October 2017:  The General Directorate of the Sharjah Police has launched an electronic auction for 150 specialized category 3 license plate numbers for private cars. This move comes in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in organizing and managing public and online auctions in the Middle East. The auction, launched by the Sharjah Police and initiated by Emirates Auction, was launched last evening via the Emirates Auction website; and features a single two-digit license plate (No. 77) in addition to a variety of other specialized numbers for varying plates. There are currently 9 three-digit specialized number plates up for bid alongside 71 four-digit plates, and 69 five-digit plates. The auction, which will conclude ......read more

    Emirates Post Group carries out mock evacuation

    In coordination with Dubai Civil Defense - Al Karama Center Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Emirates Post Group  has carried out mock evacuation and firefighting procedure in Dubai Central Post Office in coordination with Directorate General of Civil Defense Dubai - Al Karama Center and Dubai Police General Headquarters with participation of Dubai Customs staff of Dubai Central Post Office. HE Abdullah Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, thanked the Civil Defense Department in Dubai - Al Karama Center for their permanent cooperation with all government and societal sectors. He stated that they organize such events to ensure the safety of employees and auditors, optimal conduct in case of any emergencies and application of highest health and safety standards of Group. He added that Group carries out this mock ......read more

    Emirati Woman Donates AED20 Million to Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Establish its First Education Endowment

    Endowment to offer Annual University Scholarships to Outstanding Orphans and Minors under AMAF’s Care  Dubai-UAE: 5 October 2017:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the establishment of its first-ever education endowment, jointly set up under the names of Dawlat Mahmood Al Mahmoud and her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash with a donation of AED20 million. Annual revenues from the endowment will finance the university education of minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.    The education endowment is the largest of its kind received by AMAF to date, and reflects a mature understanding of the Emirati culture of endowment that supports government efforts in meeting basic human needs and aids long-term sustainable development. Educational and health endowments in ......read more

    Emirates Airline and the Airbus Foundation fly relief goods to UN depot in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:   Emirates Airline, the Airbus Foundation and the NGO Welthungerhilfe have joined forces to bring emergency shelter items from Hamburg, Germany, to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai, UAE.  The aircraft, which is the 98th A380 to join the airline’s fleet, carried 1,020 tarpaulins and ropes required for the immediate first needs alleviation after a humanitarian crisis. The goods are among the ten most needed items in immediate humanitarian aid and will support 500 families. The tarpaulins and ropes can be used for replacing destroyed roofs, as temporary shelter in destroyed areas or even as water tanks.   Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline said: “Emirates’ longstanding partnership with Airbus to support humanitarian organisations ......read more

    World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on green financing for sustainable growth and development

    The Summit will unlock ways and means to tout green finance Dubai, UAE,  03 October 2017:  In an endeavour to step up support for green financing and to leverage innovative finance mechanisms, the fourth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017, set to be held on 24-25 October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will highlight the role of financing and investment solutions in the transformation towards the green economy. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), the fourth edition of WGES2017 will be held under the theme of ‘Driving innovation, Leading change’. Financial sectors play a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Extends Financial Contribution to Emirates Foundation for Youth Development

    Endowment earmarked for Kafa’at, Think Science programmes His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership stresses importance of youth empowerment in achieving long-term vision of UAE” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today formalised a financial endowment to Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation established by the Government of Abu Dhabi to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to further drive youth welfare efforts across the UAE.   Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary contribution has been allocated to two Emirates Foundation programmes – Kafa’at and Think Science.   His ......read more

    DEWA named main sponsor of Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices 2017

    Dubai Government Excellence Program marks another success with its annual forum Dubai, 1 October 2017:  The Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has announced that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be the main sponsor of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, an annual knowledge-sharing platform held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organized by The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, the forum will take place from 7-8 November at Dubai World Trade Centre. For nine years, the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices has aimed to establish a culture of excellence in government work by promoting the concepts of knowledge-transfer and continuous learning. The 10th edition ......read more

    UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science to decide 2017 Cycle Awardees

    Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Through playing our part in catalyzing new global scientific and technological networks, the UAE is enabling innovation to secure new sources of water for the benefit of all.” Awarded research projects to be announced in January 2018 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will receive a total of US$ 5 million of grant support. Abu Dhabi-UAE: 1 October 2017:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is holding a two-day Final Technical Evaluation Meeting from October 1 to 2, 2017 to name the awardees of the Program’s Third Cycle competition. Selected from an intensely competitive global field, these awardees will be honored at an exclusive ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week on January 2018.   Launched by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE, ......read more

    Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment Supports Swedish Libraries with 2,000 Arabic Books

    Initiative aims to give Arab children better access to their native language Bodour Al Qasimi: ‘Reading helps cement bonds between cultures’ Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (Kalimat Foundation) has presented the children in Gothenburg from Arab origins, with 2000 Arabic books. This was organized in coordination with the Foreign Languages Section of the Stockholm Public Library – known as the International Library – that will distribute the books to 25 libraries across Sweden, with the initiative aiming to better connect Arab children in Sweden with their mother tongue.   Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Chairperson of Kalimat Foundation, highlighted that providing Arab child immigrants and refugees with books written in ......read more

    Al Zeyoudi visits the IBM Watson Center in New York

    IBM Watson Team Briefs The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment on a Proposed Pilot Project to Use Cognitive Computing to Measure UN Sustainable Development Goals  The Project Builds on The UAE’s Commitment Towards Global Prosperity  Dubai-UAE: 30 September, 2017:   His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, was briefed on the collaboration efforts between IBM, Future Society of Harvard and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit to use cognitive computing, also widely known as artificial intelligence, to monitor, simulate, predict and suggest policy recommendations related to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).    The briefing was held at the IBM Watson Center in New York on the sideline of the UN ......read more

    Dubai Cares launches four new programs in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean Islands

    The four new programs represent an investment of AED 12,778,857 million (USD 3,478,660) towards improving the learning environment More than 6,350 school children to benefit from programs in the four islands states  Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 30 September 2017:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced four new programs that will directly address key educational issues, tackle obstacles to education, and bring new opportunities within the reach of thousands of children in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean Islands. The programs, worth AED 12,778,857 (USD 3,478,660), are set to benefit more than 6,350 school children and will be implemented in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, as well as Vanuatu and Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches Installation of Artificial Caves in Fishing Waters off Ras Al Khaimah

    Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched the installation of artificial caves in the fishing waters just off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah in cooperation with Delma Industrial Supply & Marine Services (Delma Marine).  The project falls within the framework of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Delma Marine to build artificial habitats that provide a safe environment for the breeding of fish and other marine species. The agreement aims to enhance fish stocks in UAE waters and protect the country’s natural heritage, as well as bring fishing areas closer to the shore in order to reduce the cost of daily fishing trips and the maintenance frequency of fishing boats and engines. The first stage of the project comprised the installation of 100 ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Celebrates World Tourism Day at Al Zorah Nature Reserve in Ajman

    2017 global commemoration held under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism’ Dubai-UAE: 28 September, 2017:   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) joined several UAE national and private entities and the wider global community in marking World Tourism Day in cooperation with Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD).  Commemorated across the globe on September 27, this year’s World Tourism Day revolves around the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism’ to promote a new tourism pattern that aims to strike the right balance between personal pleasure, environmental protection and sustainability of resources.   Held at Al Zorah Nature Reserve in Ajman, the celebration drew the participation of public and private sector entities including the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohammed bin Zayed Take First Step in UAE Centennial 2071 Journey

    Conclude UAE government annual meetings   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 27 September, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, started the journey toward realising the UAE Centennial 2071 goals.    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “In order to achieve our UAE Centennial 2071 objectives, we need to work together as a team, each taking a part in making the UAE the best country in the world. We believe in our national capabilities and seek to empower national cadres ready to lead the future, today.”   He continued, “We want the best government, the best education, the happiest society and ......read more

    ADSIC Hosts Preparatory Workshop for Over 60 Representative from its 25 Participating Strategic Government Partners

    In Preparation for Abu Dhabi’s Digital Government Participation in GITEX 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 September 2017:  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda and operational framework, hosted an informative workshop for over 60 representatives from 25 strategic partners from Abu Dhabi’s various government entities. The interactive session was held on 26 September 2017 and aimed to ensure complete alignment across Abu Dhabi’s Digital Government in preparation for a stellar participation in GITEX Technology Week, for the sixth consecutive year.  The workshop served as a platform for open-dialogue between all partners to ensure desired goals are achieved and participants were able to reflect on lessons learned from previous GITEX ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds 2nd Environment and Business Majlis Meeting for 2017 in Cooperation with IBPC

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds 2nd Environment and Business Majlis Meeting for 2017 in Cooperation with Indian Business and Professional Council The Majlis reviews investment opportunities in various environmental and economic fields Dubai-UAE: 27 September, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment held the second Environment and Business Majlis meeting for 2017, under the sponsorship of Pure Gold Group and in cooperation with the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC). The meeting was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, 64 IBPC members and representatives of leading companies in the UAE. In his opening remarks, His Excellency Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi stressed the importance of strengthening public-private partnership ......read more

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    4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum to discuss ways in promoting UAE investments to advance economic growth

    UAE, October 16, 2017- The 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman, themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, is set to take place on November 1 and 2, 2017 at the Emirates Hospitality Center in Ajman, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council. The two-day forum is held with the support from the UAE Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.  The first day of the forum will have three sessions, kicking off with the opening ......read more

    DAFZA and KSA's Economic Cities Authority forge strategic partnership to reinforce economic cooperation

    UAE, October 15, 2017 - The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has revealed the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Economic Cities Authority (ECA) that is aimed towards developing proposals and suggestions that can help drive in more potential foreign investments to the Gulf region. The MoU was signed by H.E Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, and Muhanud Hilal, Secretary-General, ECA, in a formal signing ceremony held at King Abdullah Economic City. According to DAFZA, the MoU is aimed towards ......read more

    Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority promoted latest smart services applications during GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Sharjah, October 14, 2017:  Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) participated in the GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2017 in Sharjah, organised by the Sharjah eGovernment under the slogan "History and Communication". HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, emphasised that the Authority was keen to participate in GITEX Technology Week for the fourth year in a row based on the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. Al ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention warns against wearing white coats outside health facilities

    UAE, October 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention requires all health professionals and medical students in the country to refrain from wearing their lab coats outside hospitals and universities to avoid the spread of pathogenic microbes inside and outside their facilities, and that is in line with the directives of the World Health Organization and the international organizations related with the prevention of infectious diseases. The circular urged the directors of the medical districts, directors of governmental and private medical establishments as well as the deans of medical ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals successful participation at GITEX 2017

    UAE, October 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) reported its successful participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, that will conclude today (October 12, 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During their presence at the event, the Ministry's stand was able to attract a large number of visitors and participants wanting to learn more about MOHAP's diverse portfolio of innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions that have been ......read more

    DAFZA to become the first Freezone in the World transforming its Infrastructure into Cloud

    UAE, October 12, 2017 – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is partnering with Dell EMC initiating a landmark project titled “DAFZA Cloud”. This collaboration aims to power the ambitious vision to provide transformative ICT services to all stakeholders. 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. DAFZA’s strategy is geared towards leveraging frontline ICT solutions to develop and deliver innovative accelerated digital services and achieve unparalleled ......read more

    UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017 kicks off in Abu Dhabi with more than 1,000 participants

    Abu Dhabi, October 12, 2017: Under the slogan ‘Together … Forever,’ the UAE-Saudi Business Forum was held yesterday (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Excellency H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment in KSA. The event saw the participation of more than 1,000 officials, investors and entrepreneurs coming from the two countries. The forum, which was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, included three sessions that covered key discussions on the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention observes World Obesity Day

    UAE, October 11, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a series of health awareness initiatives highlighting the causes and risks of obesity in several government offices and shopping centers in the Northern Emirates as part of the World Obesity Day, themed ‘Treat Obesity Now and Avoid Consequences Later’. The events were aimed at raising community awareness regarding the risks associated with obesity such as heart disease, joints and varicose veins, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health hazards.  The events were held in the presence of ......read more

    DMCA explores digitization prospects for maritime sector in workshop with DNV GL

    October 11, 2017.  United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has today (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation. The workshop updated the local maritime community on the latest developments in maritime technology to support ongoing efforts to build a safe and sustainable maritime sector. It was organized as part of a strategic partnership with DNV GL, the world’s leading classification ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention announces launch of new 'VitalsLink' service

    UAE, October 11, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' which is part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities. The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) till October 12, 2017. His Excellency Awad ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘ClinicalKey' service to enhance ‘Wareed' system

    UAE, October 10, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched its ‘ClinicalKey’ service during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The newly introduced service is part of the Ministry’s smart initiatives developed to bring customer happiness and satisfaction. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said the Ministry focuses on the provision of comprehensive and integrated healthcare services; health information system development; implementation of ......read more

    Dubai Maritime Cluster Office signs agreements with maritime clusters of Hamburg and Vancouver

    October 10, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Germany’s Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland and Canada’s Vancouver International Maritime Cluster as part of its efforts to develop more strategic partnerships with the world's leading maritime clusters. The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency (H.E.) Hamad Buamim, Director General of Dubai Chamber, which played an active role in the communication between the Hamburg office and the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention to introduce second dose of varicella vaccine at school health program

    UAE, October 10, 2017 - As part of its effort to continuously enhance the National Immunization Program including School Health vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the second dose of varicella vaccine will be administered to students effective this academic year 2017-2018. The announcement was made during a workshop in Dubai attended by Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, Director of Preventive Medicine Department and Executive Manager of Happiness and Positivity; Dr Laila Al Jasmi, Head of Immunization Section; Dr. Najla Sajwani, Head of School Health Section; ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches new ‘Electronic Import System' at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    UAE, October 9, 2017- As part of its leading initiatives to develop innovative electronic registration and pharmaceutical control systems, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the launch of its ‘Electronic Import System’ at GITEX Technology Week 2017 set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12, 2017.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector, stated that the Ministry is planning to roll out a bundle of innovative health services and sustainable smart ......read more

    DAFZA envisions future technology

    UAE, October 9, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has witnessed a high turnout at its stand during GITEX Technology Week 2017. DAFZA showcased its e-transformation projects based on the latest technologies, which are aimed at supporting Dubai Smart City strategy through continuous efforts, initiatives and agreements with various government and non-government entities. DAFZA revealed its new projects that are committed towards providing customers with leading digital experiences through its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system that has been developed in ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority at forefront of promoting emirate's maritime sector competitiveness with strategic initiatives

    October 9, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda, one of the world’s leading gatherings of elite maritime industry leaders, will kick off tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The summit will serve as a global platform for maritime stakeholders to explore opportunities, challenges, and the future of the global industry. The discussions will focus on the current and future status of the local and global maritime clusters, as well as ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches patient smart portal Al Malaf system

    UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a patient smart portal – Al Malaf system during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is being held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). According to His Excellency (H.E.) Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, MOHAP, the new smart patient portal system is an essential new ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Patient Education'

    UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has formally unveiled the latest ‘Patient Education’ feature of the ‘Wareed’ healthcare system during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which began on October 8, 2017 at the Dubai Center World Trade. The newly launched feature aims to promote the concept of active patient participation and motivation,   giving them a better understanding of their health. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, shed light on the Ministry's efforts to fully optimize ......read more

    Sharjah Tourism organizes a promotional tour in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

    Sharjah, October 8, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, taking place from 1 to 4 October.  Meetings were held with tourism industry professionals and representatives of major travel and tourism companies in the cities of Kuwait, Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah during the tour as well as a number of workshops. The workshops attracted more than 400 participants from tourism and travel companies, media professionals and media organizations in the four cities. ......read more

    UAE -Japan SME Platform inaugurated in UAE

    The UAE-Japan SME Platform was officially inaugurated in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday, October 8, 2017) in the presence of H.E. Engr. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and H.E. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.   The platform will support bilateral efforts to develop the vital small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. It was formed under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2017 concerning innovation ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention and GlobalPharma sign agreement to maintain a strategic stock of medicines and support crisis preparedness in UAE

    UAE, October 7, 2017 - In the esteemed presence of HE Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy and Licensing sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with GlobalPharma – A Sanofi Company, to maintain a strategic inventory of medicines, to be utilized in case of crisis. The initiative is in alignment with the UAE federal government’s decision to make sure that all sectors are fully prepared to face emergencies or critical situations at all times. The signing ceremony was ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention to present latest smart services at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    UAE, October 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will participate in the upcoming GITEX Technology Week 2017, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12. MOHAP aims to offer innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions intended to bring happiness to customers while improving quality and efficiency, in accordance with its strategy towards the future of healthcare.  H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry's participation at GITEX Week under the UAE Smart ......read more

    DAFZA announces the first smart customs free zone at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    UAE, October 7, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is participating in the 37th GITEX Technology Week to showcase major updates on its initiatives aimed at bringing foreign investor experiences in the free zone to increase levels of efficiency, speed and excellence. The move forms part of the freezone’s efforts to attract foreign investments to Dubai and is in line with the DAFZA Innovation Strategy which seeks to produce one of the most innovative freezones in the world. DAFZA’s GITEX pavilion this year will showcase a group of smart innovative ......read more

    ‘Innovation Quay' is set to promote Dubai's competitive status as one of world's leading maritime capitals

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) launched the ‘Innovation Quay’ initiative today (October 7, 2017) to enhance the local maritime cluster’s competitiveness and make Dubai one of the leading maritime capitals in the world. The leading initiative is tapping into innovative ideas and technological innovations to strengthen the maritime sector and its components in line with the UAE’s economic diversification policy and as part of its preparations for a post-oil era. The ‘Innovation Quay’ aims to provide integrated services and exceptional opportunities ......read more

    Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi discusses importance of utilizing innovation in exploring the future of the UAE maritime sector in meeting with local port managers

    UAE, October 7, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), stressed on the importance of utilizing innovation in the move to explore the future of the UAE’s maritime sector, during a meeting he conducted with the country’s top port officials. He encouraged the port managers to play a lead role in the move to discover opportunities and challenges—tapping onto creativity and innovation for the development and implementation of ......read more

    Dubai Courts introduces innovative channels for easy access to services and bring happiness to customers

    UAE, October 7, 2017– The Dubai Courts announced that it has started implementing the decision to transfer inquiry services for labor-related cases and their verdicts through authorized external customer service centers. The new system was enforced following the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; and in line with the Dubai Courts’ strategic objectives to optimize time and efforts for customers to complete legal and judicial transactions at the Dubai Courts and reduce the number of customers by ......read more

    DED- Ajman to host 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum

    UAE, 5 October 2017- The Department of Economic Development (DED) – Ajman will host on November 1, 2017 the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum at the Emirates Hospitality Center (EHC) in Ajman. To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council of the Union, the two-day forum under the theme ‘Overseeing the future in light of new economic changes’ will take place in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.  H.E. Eng. Sultan bin ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention partners with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for ‘Visiting Consultant Program'

    UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding a pediatric specialty consultation program that aims to provide clinical and educational services to hospitals under the Ministry. Through the ‘Visiting Consultants Program,’ MOHAP intends to bring the expertise of CHOP physicians to patients at MOHAP hospitals.    “The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates is dedicated to providing quality care for our ......read more

    Ministry of Economy discusses cooperation in financial service & Blockchain technologies with specialized US companies

    The Ministry of Economy discussed prospects for enhancing cooperation and developing working relations in financial services and blockchain technologies during a meeting with specialized American companies led by Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. H.E. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, received the US trade delegation at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was attended by Hind Al Youha, Director for the Investment Department; Dr. Matar Al Ali, Director of Industrial and Information Management ......read more

    Department of Economic Development-Ajman set to launch second package of “50 New Smart Services” at GITEX 2017

    UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) is set to unveil 13 new e-services during its participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of services represent the second installment of the department's '50 Electronic Smart Services' initiative, which aims to launch 50 new e-services by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The move ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches annual national campaign for early detection of breast & cervical cancers

    UAE, October 3, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the annual national campaign for early detection of breast and cervical cancers which will take place until November 2, 2017. This year’s initiative was rolled out in conjunction with the 21st anniversary of the National Program for Early Examination of Breast Cancer launched in 1996. The campaign aims to raise awareness; educate and provide information on the importance of early detection of breast and cervical cancers; highlight prevention methods and risk factors; underscore the significance of early ......read more

    Dubai highlights opportunities in local maritime industry at INMEX SMM India 2017

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is showcasing the local maritime industry potentials, amid international recognition of Dubai’s maritime competitive advantages, and status as one of the world’s leading maritime centers during the opening of the ongoing INMEX SMM India. The prestigious event being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre will run until October 5, 2017. As part of the objectives of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy, the DMCA is participating in the trade show along with DP World, Drydocks World-Dubai, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, and the ......read more

    Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority inaugurates new East Coast tourism information office in Khorfakkan

    Sharjah, October 1, 2017- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has inaugurated its new East Coast office and tourism information center in Khorfakkan, one of the emirate’s attractions for local, regional, and international visitors. The opening, which coincided with the global celebration of World Tourism Day, was held in the presence of Sheikh Saeed bin Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Chief of Emiri Court in Khorfakkan; His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, SCTDA Chairman, along with various representatives of government departments from the East Coast ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention announces details of Visiting Doctors program for October 2017

    UAE, October 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention announced the details of the Visiting Doctors program, which will take place in the month of October 2017. Through the program, visiting doctors will provide consultations and diagnostic and therapeutic services to the Al Qassimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital in Sharjah, Obaidallah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. Services offered will focus on cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, neurosurgery, and pediatric pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and neurology.  Visiting doctors will include Dr. ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Healthy and Positive Work Environment' initiative

    UAE, October 1, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Department of Health Education and Promotion, has launched the ‘Healthy and Positive Work Environment’ initiative in ceremony held at the headquarters of the Dubai Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). The initiative provides public employees from 10 government agencies with the right information and skills to help establish healthy habits and change their perceptions towards healthy meals, while building a work environment that is supportive of a healthy lifestyle.  Several ......read more

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