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    Dubai Municipality and Land Department Launch Unified Comprehensive Land Map Project

    • Enhances governance of procedures to ensure customer convenience and save time • Establishes centralized geographic database between various licensing bodies   Dubai, 25 January 2021:  Dubai Municipality and Dubai Land Department have launched a project for unified comprehensive map for lands in the Emirate of Dubai. The project was launched in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, with the aim of strengthening the governance of procedures, unifying service channels, and enhancing the confidence of customers, including land owners, consultants, investors and real estate developers. The project, which establishes a central geographical database at the level of the emirate, will also help ......read more

    RDC Launches Two New E-Services in Line with its Service Automation Plan

    Dubai, UAE, 25 January 2021:  In line with the directives of the wise leadership to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in the emirate, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) at Dubai Land Department (DLD), has launched two new e-services developed by Emirates Real Estate Solutions Company (ERES). This step aligns with RDC’s comprehensive plan to automate its services and provide them through digital channels, across electronic platforms. The first service is the registration of the first instance lawsuits for joint ownership issues, allowing the owner or any party to register the lawsuit through the registration channels, including service centres, physically at RDC and electronically through DLD’s website and the Dubai REST application. The registration process is done through the notification or property ......read more

    Dubai Customs kicks off UAE Customs Week activities with WCO and FCA Participation

    Sultan bin Sulayem: Enhanced Customs work boosts Dubai's position as a regional and international hub for global trade and logistics Kunio Mikuriya: The UAE has shown leadership in implementing the WCO instruments and programmes Dubai – 25 January 2021:  Dubai Customs kicked off its program of activities as part of the 4th UAE Customs Week 2021 running from January 24-28 under the theme, ‘Dubai Customs: Sustainable Operations’. A virtual opening ceremony was held with the presence of Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World Group and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC); Dr.Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Ahmed Abdullah Bin Lahej, Director General of the Federal Customs Authority; Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai ......read more

    Sharjah builds on its FDI appeal in 2020; attracts $220 million in investments & creates 1,117 new jobs

    • Sharjah becomes home to 24 new FDI projects, with a 60% increase between Q3 and Q4    • The new investment projects are worth $220 million for 2020 • Mohamed Al Musharrkh: “The key lesson learned in 2020 is that we must focus on innovation-driven companies and SMEs”     Sharjah, January 23, 2020   2020 was arguably one of the most challenging years in human history. The onset of COVID-19 strapped the global economy on a roller-coaster ride, affecting both lives and livelihoods of people worldwide. On the business side particularly, the pandemic has revealed the resilience of cities like Sharjah, which continued to grow amid crisis by allowing global investors leverage opportunities offered by its diverse economy, business-friendly environment and low operating ......read more

    EWINGS Donates AED 100,000 and Signs Agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients

    18 January 2021, Dubai:  EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz, has signed a financial contribution agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) and has donated a generous amount of AED 100,000 to the civil society organisation. FOCP is dedicated to alleviating the burden of cancer in the UAE through awareness, access to early detection facilities and providing financial aid to cancer patients who need help with covering high treatment costs.  “Our support and financial contribution agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients works towards achieving one of our collective company objectives which is to give back to the wider UAE community and to help those in need,” said Teresa Starr, Co-CEO, EWINGS.  “This year has been a challenge for many people across the world for multiple reasons, including ......read more

    Al Ain Municipality Collaborates with MBRSC to Analyse Palm Tree Cover using Artificial Intelligence

    •         45,000 palm trees were detected, with an accuracy of 98.7%, using AI technology developed by MBRSC •         The technology helped analyse the quantity and health of palm trees in various regions of Al Ain •         The collaboration supports the UAE’s efforts towards agricultural productivity Dubai, UAE, 17 January 2021:  In line with the UAE’s efforts to increase agricultural productivity, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) developed AI technology that helped detect 45,000 palm trees, in various regions of Al Ain. The project is within the framework of UAE’s approach to enhance cooperation between government entities to improve services and develop innovative solutions that are both cost and time ......read more

    A 97-year-old citizen receives the first dose of the Covid 19 vaccine at a “SEHA” center.

    Abu Dhabi, 14 Jan 2021:Nekhaira Obaid Saeed Al Dhaheri, 97, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at SEHA’s Neima Healthcare Center. Commenting on Al Dhaheri’s decision, his son said: “My 97-year-old father decided to join the rest of the family in taking the vaccine, we encouraged him to do so in line with the UAE’s leadership’s direction and in support of the nation’s efforts to beat the pandemic and protect the community. We visited Neima Healthcare Center where the doctor first assessed my father’s health to confirm his eligibility before administering the vaccine. I encourage the community, particularly senior citizens and residents, to take the COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. I also encourage everyone to refer to official sources for ......read more

    Dubai Customs Gives Certificate Issuance Authorization to Registered Ducamz Car Dealers

    Dubai – 13 January 2021:  HE Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation stated that Dubai has managed to contain the economic slowdown resulted from the spread of covid-19 pandemic and its negative effects on global trade and supply chain activities.  The emirate maintained a momentum in its external trade, with customs transactions growing 23% and customs declarations growing 30% compared to 2019.  Bin Sulayem said: “Dubai Government has put strong plans and programs to ensure quick recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The generous stimulus package launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has enhanced liquidity, reduced the impact of the global economic ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi Approves SCFA's Strategic Plan 2022 and New Organizational Structure

    United Arab Emirates -  January 09, 2021:    Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has approved the strategic plan of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) 2022 and the new organizational structure of its General Secretariat.  Developed in accordance with state-of-the-art institutional excellence standards, the plan is primarily focusing on enhancing the implementation of quality practices and performance efficiency in all businesses. Lauding Her Highness’s approval of the strategy, which constitutes a significant step towards coping with and responding to the current changes, the council underlined that Sheikha Jawaher’s move clearly reflects the leadership’s ......read more

    Dubai Customs: Exceptional Achievements in 2020 Despite Coronavirus Challenges

    Dubai – 09 January 2021:  In support of the UAE’s sustainable economic development, Dubai Customs has been able to meet the challenges of the global economic recession arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The year 2020 saw new pioneering achievements for Dubai Customs in terms development of Customs work processes and innovation of new solutions and initiatives to ensure the smooth flow of trade and mitigate the impacts of the global pandemic.  This follows the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable economic development and consolidate the UAE's global leadership. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, said: “Against all odds Dubai Customs has kept pace with the ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Launches Qoot Service for Food Sample Testing

    Dubai, 06 January 2021:   In an effort to preserve the safety and health of community members, Dubai Municipality has launched Qoot, a service that offers food sample collection and tests on the same site, by adopting the latest technology, to ensure fast results with high accuracy, in addition to enabling the customer to check the quality and safety of food products to ensure that it is free from disease-causing bacteria and harmful chemicals, and that it conforms to the approved local and international specifications, and immediate detection of food-borne pathogens. “This service is provided to many groups, namely individuals, business sector such as food traders and food preparation establishments, and the governmental and semi-governmental sectors such as the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Customs, ......read more

    Dubai Culture Completes Inventory of Knowledge Assets at Dubai Public Library Branches

    - Investing modern technologies to raise the efficiency of corporate performance and enhance customer satisfaction. - Inventoried around 600 thousand knowledge items in record time using RFID technology.   Dubai, 05 January 2021:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) inventoried the knowledge assets at all branches of Dubai Public Library and the Hatta region using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which is considered the latest management and protection systems for groups in the current era. The Authority is keen to employ advanced technologies that would enhance its corporate agility and achieve a speedy completion of the tasks assigned to it, contributing to enriching customers experience and ensuring their happiness.    Dubai Culture has taken the initiative to adopt ......read more

    Ministry of Economy & Family Business Council-Gulf agree on a roadmap to regulate family ownership in UAE in the next stage

    Bin Touq: “Family businesses are a main focus area in the ongoing transition to a more resilient and sustainable economy & we have a clear plan to enhance their leadership and competitiveness.” Abu Dhabi, 4 January 2021: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, emphasized the importance of developing the legislative structure to better organize the operations of family businesses in the country and ensure their continuity over successive generations. He noted that this should be achieved by considering the nature of these businesses and the rights of family ownership and in accordance with the established international best practices. H.E. the Minister said that family businesses are a major focus area in the country’s efforts to build a more flexible and sustainable economic model, and that a ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Secures New Year Celebration Sites

    Dubai, 04 January 2021:   Dubai Municipality has secured all the sites of New Year celebrations in the emirate within the framework of the efforts exerted to secure New Year's events in a manner befitting the emirate's position regionally and globally in organizing the events and celebrations distinctively and impressively.  The Municipality harnessed all its capabilities, financial and human resources and smart technologies in cooperation with all its strategic partners to ensure health and safety in the emirate, and verify full compliance with all precautionary procedures and preventive measures to limit the spread of Covid-19, and ensured that the sites and establishments applied the protocols issued by the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, with the aim of ensuring the health and ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid: We Have a Long Journey Ahead; a Brighter Future Awaits Us. Our Journey for the Next 50 Years Is to Begin

    United Arab Emirates -  January 04, 2021:  On the 15th anniversary of his Accession Day, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, highlighted the key milestones that have placed the UAE as a leading nation in the region and the world through an open letter he wrote to the people of the UAE.  Through celebrating 15 years heading the federal government, he addressed the major achievements that have transformed the UAE’s government work starting with the first federal strategy of 2007 to the announcement of the UAE Vision 2021 back in 2009.  In his letter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that the results of the UAE Vision 2021 are captured in the reality that the people of UAE are living in today.  He wrote, ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Ready to Receive Paperless Purchase Orders

    Dubai, 03 January 2021:  Dubai Municipality has completed the implementation of the feature of receiving paperless purchase orders issued by the Municipality. With this, Dubai Municipality has become the first government department to implement electronic receipt of materials in cooperation with the Dubai Smart Government. This will contribute to saving approximately 32,000 papers printed annually by the Municipality and the same by the supplier. This move comes within the framework of Dubai Municipality’s continuous endeavor to develop its services in accordance with the highest standards of smart transformation, and based on the Dubai Vision 2021 for transformation to paperless administration.  The project for receiving paperless purchase orders, which will be the first service of its kind in the emirate of Dubai, ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Prepares to Keep City Clean and Tidy after New Year Celebrations

    Dubai, 30 December 2020:  In order to achieve its strategic plan of integrated waste management, Dubai Municipality has prepared a special plan to secure the New Year Eve celebration sites, as these celebrations are witnessed by large crowd from all over the world. Khaled Mohsen, Acting Director of Waste Management Department said that as part of its annual plan to secure the sites of celebrations, festivals, sporting and tourism events in the emirate, the Municipality has prepared an integrated plan for cleaning operations and the removal of waste resulting from the New Year celebrations as the Burj Khalifa area, public beaches and a number of other sites in Dubai have become the focus of world attention.  He said Dubai Municipality has prepared an integrated team of 750 workers and volunteers from companies and private ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Supports Business Sector Through Exemptions From Double Fines

    Collection of basic fines until mid-February Dubai, 30 December 2020:  As part of Dubai Municipality’s keenness to support the business sector and commercial activities and to ensure a flexible and smooth commercial environment, the Municipality is preparing to launch an initiative to exempt companies from paying double fines for their violations. The companies that violated the provisions of the legislations covered by decrees related to occupational health and safety violations, sewage violations, public hygiene violations and hotel violations, will be exempted from paying the fines incurred by them as a result of the application of the fine doubling judgment for the violations made from 2017 to 2019. The exemption shall be given to those who pay the basic fines determined for violations before doubling, before ......read more

    ‘Ask the Expert' Highlights Dubai Chamber's Role as a Business Facilitator

    United Arab Emirates -  December 29, 2020:    The invaluable role of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a business facilitator was the subject of the recent ‘Ask the Expert’, the monthly videos series, under Dubai Chamber’s Business Connect initiative. The latest instalment in the series saw Mohammed bin Sulaiman, Senior Manager, Business Relations, Dubai Chamber, outline how the chamber has been instrumental in helping companies connect with government entities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as act as a conduit for UAE-based firms seeking to collaborate with local and international stakeholders. Discussing the role of the chamber as a bridge between Dubai’s dynamic private sector and its forward thinking, business-oriented government, Bin Sulaiman outlined how it has ......read more

    Dubai Customs gets GInI Innovation Lab Accreditation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  December 27, 2020:   The Dubai Customs’ Future Center for Research and Development has received Accredited Innovation Lab (AInL) certification from the US-based Global Innovation Institute (GInI). The organization is now the first Customs administration in the world to get such a global accreditation.  GInI granted Innovation Lab accreditation to Dubai Customs based on a number of assessments which covered strategy, innovation support, design, infrastructure, security, resources, and innovation maturity. GInI operates the world’s most recognized, comprehensive, and professionally-managed evidence-based innovation certification program for individuals and corporations.  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih expressed his delight for this achievement, ......read more

    Dubai Customs Develops Inspection Managers' Competencies

    Dubai – 26 Dec 2020: As part of its efforts to develop the managerial skills of customs inspection managers, the HR Division in cooperation with the Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs organized a workshop. Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs, Mohammed Al Ghaffari, Acting Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division at Dubai Customs and heads of inspection at different customs centers attended the workshop.  Dr. Busnad applauded the role played by the HR Division in developing professional competencies of employees in different departments.  “We give credit to the HR Division in developing competencies of our frontline employees who work day and night to facilitate trade and protect the society.” On his part, Mohammed ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Makes Strong Case for Continued FDI in Increasingly Advanced Zones

    UAE Remains MENA Region Industrial Park Leader with 47 Zones   Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 24, 2020: The world’s most competitive industrial parks are also the most inviting and readily predictable for tenants, according to a whitepaper released by Abu Dhabi Ports, a port operator that owns, manages and operates 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea, as well as 555 sqkm of industrial and commercial land in the UAE under its Industrial Citites and Free Zone cluster. The ‘Key Considerations in Industrial Park Selection – Bringing Predictability to Long-Term, Capital-Intensive Investment’, whitepaper addresses key factors for local and global manufacturers preparing to set up in any one of the close to 100 industrial parks active across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. At ......read more

    35% Increase in Requests for Dubai Municipality Bulky Waste Disposal Service

    Dubai, 21 December 2020:  Dubai Municipality has recorded significant increase in requests for bulky waste disposal service from the public during the year. From the beginning of 2020 until mid-December the Municipality received 13,002 requests for bulky waste disposal, while the number of requests for the same period last year was 9,602, which is an increase of 35%.    Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality said that the increased number of requests received by the Department shows the extent to which the public is aware of the service provided by the Municipality and awareness about the correct way to get rid of bulky waste, and the effectiveness of the electronic awareness efforts that the Municipality carries out through social media channels, lectures and field ......read more

    Dubai Customs Organizes 665 Training Programs in 9 Months

    Dubai – 20 December 2020: Customs Training Center at Dubai Customs organized 665 training sessions in the first 9 months of 2020, including 609 sessions on the digital platforms during the pandemic.  These training workshops and programs targeted 3,348 employees from different divisions in Dubai Customs.  The training programs (26,000 training hours in total) covered topics such as customs risk evaluation, smuggling methods, security sense, body language, cyber security, behavioural indicators, and others.  “Following the directives of Dubai Government, Dubai Customs organizes different training programs for the employees to develop their competencies and be able to an active part in the future economy and the sustainable development journey.” Said Mohammed Al Ghaffari, Acting Executive Director, ......read more

    Dubai Customs 4th Consultative Council Meeting Convenes in Optimistic Atmosphere, With Expectations of Quick Recovery

    United Arab Emirates -  December 19, 2020:  Dubai Customs organized its 4th Consultative Council Meeting 2020 through video conferencing in an optimistic atmosphere for the quick recovery Dubai has made from the coronavirus pandemic. HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, senior management members and business group representatives, attended the meeting.  In his welcoming note, Musabih said the indications of a quick recovery from the pandemic and expected growth in 2021 are strong and positive.  Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a Aa2 senior rating to the UAE. It is the strongest rating in the region, and will raise investments and attract more businesses into the country.  United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) non-oil gross domestic product (GDP) is ......read more

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    Dubai Government Workshop holds first meeting for leadership team to discuss 2021 work plan

    Government excellence and smart transformation part of DGW’s top priorities this year UAE, 24 January 2021: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently held its first leadership team meeting this year to review the results of the organization’s 2020 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the prominent aspects of its 2021 action plans. The attendees also took a closer look into the benefits of the ‘Smart System of the Government Excellence Model (GEM),’ in addition to tackling the future of its work procedures to ensure DGW’s leadership in the areas of service ......read more

    Dubai Municipality to Organize Virtual Environmental Education Program

    Dubai, 17 December 2020:   Dubai Municipality will be organizing the 13th session of its Environmental Education Program from 20th to 24th  December virtually. The program, aimed at the public in general and students in particular from the age of 8 years, will be held this year for an hour every day during the morning shift.  The education program, organized in line with the Municipality’s strategic plan on the sustainability of the city’s environment by protecting the environment and sustaining its natural resources, aims to spread environmental awareness ......read more

    Ministry of Economy successfully closes Canadian authorities' subsidy investigation on UAE's exports of corrosion-resistant steels

    Growth rate of national exports of steel sheets to the world scored 90% between 2017 & 2019 Abu Dhabi,December 17, 2020: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) successfully closed the ‘subsidy investigation’ conducted by the Canadian authorities on the UAE’s exports of corrosion-resistant steel sheets. The latest achievement is an important step that contributes to enhancing the competitive and competitive advantages enjoyed by the Emirati products in the Canadian market, compared to other products that are subject to Countervailing Duties (CVDs). The initiative falls ......read more

    Emirates Literature Foundation and Google to Put Arab Authors in the Spotlight on the World Stage

    Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation, together with Google, has launched a new initiative that will vastly increase the presence and visibility of Arab authors online, ahead of World Arabic Language Day. Called ‘Kateb Maktub’, the initiative is designed to boost the number of Arab author pages on Wikipedia, one of the world’s most visited websites with more than 1 bn visitors per month.  Arab authors currently have fewer than 1,500 pages on Wikipedia, lagging far behind author pages in languages such as English, German, or French. This ......read more

    Bin Touq: UAE accounts for 11 per cent of global gold trade.. We are sparing no effort to develop governance of gold trade according to best international standards

    Following the adoption of 4 new initiatives to strengthen the country's position as a global hub for gold trade Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2020: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, said that driven by the support and directives of its wise leadership, the UAE holds a leading global position as a vital hub for gold and precious metals trade. The country today accounts for 11 per cent of the total global gold exports, which highlights the UAE government’s strategic approach to developing the gold trade sector in accordance with best international practices, which ......read more

    Dubai Municipality and Land Department Unify Service Channels, Database

    • Unified comprehensive map of lands in the Emirate of Dubai issued • To enhance governance of procedures to ensure customer convenience and save time • To rely on unified data shared between various entities with a unified data system Dubai, 13 December 2020:  Dubai Municipality and Dubai Land Department signed a partnership agreement remotely to unify service channels and create a unified database. The agreement was signed between Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of the Municipality, and His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of the Land ......read more

    Cybercriminals greatest threat to business infrastructure in Covid-19 era, KPMG survey of UAE CISOs reveals

    A majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) rank cybercriminals as one of the biggest risks they currently face, according to a new KPMG study. Notable skills gap exists in threat intelligence, security operations, and incident response    Dubai, UAE, 9 December, 2020:  A majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) rank cybercriminals as one of the biggest risks they currently face, according to a new KPMG study. The first-ever UAE CISO survey 2020 report highlights key cybersecurity-related challenges faced across sectors, based on inputs from ......read more

    Dubai Customs Displays Eight Advanced Technological Projects at Gitex 2020

    Dubai – 8 December 2020: HE Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation visited Gitex Technology exhibition and toured the Dubai Customs pavilion in the presence of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and the senior management team. Bin Sulayem highly applauded Dubai Customs’ smart systems and cutting-edge technologies displayed at the renowned exhibition. He stated that these systems and projects play a major role in promoting trade and tourism, boosting the status of the emirate as ......read more

    Dubai Customs Participates in Gitex 2020 with 12 Innovative Projects

    Dubai – 07 Dec 2020:  Dubai Customs takes part in Gitex Technology Week 2020, which kicks off today, with 12 innovative blockchain and AI based projects, along with the most advanced inspection equipment. The Government Department invited its strategic partners, clients and the exhibition’s visitors to visit its pavilion number S2-A1 at Sheikh Saeed, Dubai World Trade Center. Visitors can also virtually tour the pavilion via (Gitex20.dubaicustoms.ae) to learn more about the participating projects.    In conjunction with the Gitex Week Technology, Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Customs to Display Smart Systems and Platforms at Gitex 2020

    Dubai – 05 December 2020: Under the theme “We Innovate for a Sustainable Economy”, Dubai Customs is taking part in Gitex Technology Week 2020, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Center from 6 to 10 December 2020. At S2-A1 stand, Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai Customs will display its latest smart blockchain and AI based innovations and services in the renowned exhibition, which sets the tone of the future of technology in the region and beyond. Along with this, Dubai Customs will launch a virtual platform (Gitex20.dubaicustoms.ae) that enables visitors to learn about the ......read more

    Pure Gold Jewellers provides airfare for 51 insolvent prisoners from Punitive and Correctional Institution in Fujairah

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November 2020: As the UAE celebrates the 49th UAE National Day, Pure Gold Jewellers has come forward to bring cheer to the hearts of unfortunate victims of debt. As part of the Pure Gold Jewellers humanitarian initiative "Forgotten Society" to help indebted prisoners, the jewellery retailer covered the cost of airline tickets for 51 insolvent inmates released from the Punitive and Correctional Institution of Fujairah. Firoz Merchant, philanthropist, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group, said: “As a long -time resident of the UAE, I ......read more

    Dubai Customs Celebrates 49th National Day With Record Growth in Dubai External Trade and Customs Transactions

    Dubai – 03 December 2020:   Ahead of the UAE 49th National Day celebrations, Dubai Customs released trade figures, which reflected the significant role the oldest government department played in developing and enhancing Dubai and the national economy through the years. Dubai non-oil external trade has doubled about ten times between 2000 and 2019 rising from Dh143b in 2000 to Dh1.271tr. in 2019. In the first half of 2020, Dubai trade made around Dh551b.  In its long journey, Dubai Customs has gone through different stages of development. In the 1970’s, it ......read more

    Emirates Post Group issues Commemorative Wahat Al Karama Stamps to mark Martyr's Day

    30 November 2020:  In honour of Martyr’s Day, Emirates Post Group issues commemorative Wahat Al Karama stamps. The design of the Wahat Al Karama commemorative stamps features the Martyr’s monument in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and has been created to remember and recognize the nation’s honorable heroes for their sacrifices as well as the loyalty and dedication of our community in the UAE.  HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, stated: “Wahat Al Karama is a tribute to our brave heroes, the devotion of the UAE people and the ......read more

    Legislative Week 2020 concludes with recommendations supporting legal excellence and legislative sustainability

    Event envisions future of legislative system with the participation of 74 Dubai government entities UAE, 29 November 2020: The second edition of ‘Legislative Week’ drew to a close amid widespread praise from leading experts and legal professionals working in government entities for the event’s contribution to enriching legal knowledge and spreading legislative awareness among the community. The event highlighted the importance of optimal investment in enhancing legal training and knowledge to develop and implement sustainable and balanced government legislation that is ......read more

    14th Dubai International Food Safety Conference Commences Online

    Dubai, 29 November 2020:  Dubai Municipality on Sunday launched the 14th Dubai International Food Safety Conference virtually under the slogan "Building resilient and sustainable food systems" which is  being held on 29th and 30th November 2020.  The Municipality has enriched the conference's agenda with a variety of seminars and discussion sessions, which highlight the most prominent solutions to food security challenges, as the Municipality is keen to ensure the achievement of the desired goals of the activities of this important global ......read more

    SLC and Dubai Chamber sign MoU to Enhance Legal, Institutional, and Research Cooperation

    MoU aims to further develop legislative process and legal system to better serve business community UAE, 28 November 2020:  The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Chamber. The MoU aims to enhance legal, institutional, and research cooperation; and to combine the capabilities of both parties to boost the legal system and contribute to the development of Dubai’s and the UAE’s legislative structure. The MoU was signed by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al ......read more

    Modon Completes Successful Demolition of Mina Plaza Towers

    - Successful demolition event marks significant step towards the revitalisation of iconic Mina Zayed -   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 November 2020: Modon Properties (Modon) today completed the successful demolition of Mina Plaza towers in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi. This momentous project was carried out in partnership with a leading demolition company with the highest international safety measures in place.  With a total of 144 floors, the four high rise towers were demolished in approximately 10 seconds through a controlled implosion using stable non-primary explosives of ......read more

    SLC discusses role of government policies in achieving stable and quality legislation during ‘Legislative Week 2020'

    UAE, 25 November 2020: General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), held an interactive workshop focused on ‘Legislative Agility for Achieving Viability’’ as part of the ‘Legislative Week 2020’, which it organized online from November 22 to 26, 2020. Mr. Tariq Khamees Abu Salim, Legal Advisor at the SLC, led an interactive workshop titled “Role of Government Policies in Achieving Stable and Quality Legislation” and discussed the importance of implementing government policies based on the adopted set of ......read more

    The Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London Re-elects its Emirati President

    United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   The Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London announced the re-election of Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani from the United Arab Emirates as President of the Alliance for the third time respectively. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani was unanimously re-elected in light of the efforts he has put into achieving the objectives set for the Alliance during the past year. Moreover, and during the annual meeting which was held virtually in light of the current circumstances, the members of the Board of Trustees expressed their pride in the results ......read more

    Sheraa Sets the Stage for Global Experts and Influential Changemakers at 4th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival

    • Bodour Al Qasimi: There is a need now more than ever to develop a new entrepreneurial culture that harnesses socially driven ideas to create high-impact, scalable solutions • The 5-day virtual festival has been made free-to-attend for all as a show of solidarity amid Covid-19      Sharjah, November 25, 2020:  Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is bringing together globally-renowned experts, entrepreneurs, ecosystem leaders and influential changemakers for the 4th annual edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), which goes fully ......read more

    UAE Anthem Campaign to Unite the Country in Build Up to 49th National Day

    •         Those who call the UAE home are invited to record their own performances of the UAE national anthem •         Website and social media launched for people to submit recordings Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2020: The UAE community will unite in harmony as they lend their voices to a unique performance of the UAE National Anthem for the 49th UAE National Day. The Organising Committee of the Official 49th National Day Celebration is seeking to bring people together by inviting them to record their own vocal performances ......read more

    2nd Edition of the Legislative Week kicks off with extensive discussions on Legislative Viability through Agility

    With the attendance of 74 Dubai Government Entities UAE, 22 November 2020: The 2nd edition of the Legislative Week, held virtually by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), kicked off today (Sunday, November 22, 2020) under the theme, ‘Legislative Agility for Achieving Viability’. High-level representatives of 74 local government entities attended the virtual event to discuss the future of the legislative process in preparation for the next 50 years, ushering a new era of development and progress for the UAE. The ......read more

    The Department of Municipalities and Transport and Modon Announce Details of the Redevelopment plans in Mina Zayed

    • Transformative plans include a considered upgrade of designated areas    • Existing shops and markets will remain open to public throughout the redevelopment period    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 November 2020:  The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and Modon Properties (Modon) today announced details of the comprehensive renovation plan for designated areas of the historic Mina Zayed area.  In line with Abu Dhabi government's vision for the urban development of the emirate, the plans include a complete overhaul of the ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Distributes 400 Food Packs to Dubai Creek Sailors

    - Dubai Chamber employees volunteered to pack food items and show support to Dubai’s sailor community.   - Volunteering efforts complements other CSR initiatives and activities organised by the Chamber in response to Covid-19.   United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   As part of its efforts to champion CSR and boost its social impact, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a volunteering event, which saw its employees prepare and distribute 400 food packs to sailors working at Dubai Creek.   On November 18th and ......read more

    World Children's Day, an Occasion to Highlight UAE's Commitment to Children's Rights & Safety: SCFA

    Sharjah, November 19, 2020:  Her Excellency Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), said on the occasion of World Children’s Day: “On this day, we celebrate the leadership of the UAE and its commitment to implementing child rights, as well as its distinguished record in the child care field locally, regionally, and globally, placing it at the forefront of world countries in providing decent life to children and maintaining their rights. She pointed out that allocating a specific day for celebrating the Emirati ......read more

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