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    Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 36.5% growth in total membership since the beginning of this year

    Dubai – 13 October 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced that its total membership has increased by 36.5% during the first three quarters of the year. The council added 216 new members during this period, 50 of whom joined during the third quarter of 2018. The new members bring the total number of DBWC members up to 807, which is an increase from 591 members at the start of the year. The increase in the DBWC membership reflects the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market. The council also announced that it had organized 42 workshops and seminars during the first nine months of the year, which included 11 training seminars that were organized during the third quarter. 349 participants took part in these ......read more

    Free Legal Clinic Returns to Dubai

    Law firm, BSA, in partnership with Dubai DED, will offer free legal advice to the public for one day only, in fields including litigation, real estate, employment and corporate matters.   10 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading legal service providers, will organise a free legal clinic to offer help and advice on navigating law related matters in the U.A.E.  The open, walk-in clinic will take place at three separate locations on Monday, 15th October 2018, from 9am – 3pm.   Expert lawyers from BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP will be on hand for one-to-one consultations on legal matters covering a wide range of areas including (but not limited to); real estate, construction, ......read more

    Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2018 explores the truth about fake news

    Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shared the truth about fake news at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. The idea of fake news has proliferated the media industry in recent times. In what has been termed a “post-truth society” politicians and reporters alike have been outed for pushing past the facts and appealing to the emotions of media consumers. In a world where even the most trusted news outlets have been called into question, the onus has shifted to the consumer to separate fact from fiction. H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shed light on this new wave of fake news on stage at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future ......read more

    Five-Year Multiple-Entry Visit Visas Soon Available for British Citizens

    Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years.  This comes as a result of an approved Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, that aims at facilitating the issuance of visit visas to citizens of both countries travelling for tourism, business, family visit or medical treatment.  The new law will come into force once all necessary legal procedures have been completed by the contracting parties.  Background  Visitor visas to Saudi Arabia are typically issued with a validity of six, 12 or 24 months, at the discretion of the visa issuing authority. For citizens of countries which have existing bilateral agreements with Saudi Arabia, the visit ......read more

    Quotes from Majlis Mohammed Bin Zayed Speakers

    Mohammad AL Oteiba, Founder of Syndication Bureau Media Services  ''I am here with ADMAF during the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, to talk about the mentorship, and I have been involved with the foundation in a couple of their programmes on mentorship couple of years back, and I do appreciate what ADMAF is trying to drive here and that is to foster the culture of mentorship, which is we really what we need to get that feedback of constructive criticism in knowledge experience, advise from people that have gone through.'' Hussein Al Moosawi, Emirati Designer  ''It’s really great to be here and to speak to the youth and to be part of what ADMAF is trying to do with the young generation. It’s something that I personally didn’t have, when I was at their age, so ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Saud leads Ras Al Khaimah Government meeting on Industrial Strategy

    ‘A strategic plan is the basis for sustainable success, and synchronized working across all areas of Government ensures we achieve our objectives’ - His Highness Sheikh Saud  October 8, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has led a meeting of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss a long-term strategy for continued growth and job creation in the sector, which currently accounts for 30% of the Emirate’s GDP.   The Industrial Strategy involves prioritizing 11 sectors based on multiple factors including economic contribution, revenue potential and future proofing Ras Al Khaimah.    Leaders of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah were present at the ......read more

    Sustainable Practices for a Sustainable Tomorrow

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  Historically, the hospitality sector has had a dramatic impact on the environment through excessive energy and water consumption, creating vast amounts of both solid and hazardous waste. Economically, the challenge to battle these impacts has been based on myths that green and environmentally friendly operations are more expensive with tourists lacking consideration for sustainability and the local environment. However, working to inspire change towards a more sustainable future, Dubai Tourism has actively embraced a model which helps to promote a greener, more environmentally friendly future with the ongoing Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative – working with leading industry partners to inspire a paradigm shift.   As such, it is becoming increasingly imperative for hotels and ......read more

    The Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations Reveals Keynote Speakers

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Prestigious list of keynote speakers and global experts announced for second Majlis for Future Generations on October 8-9 Over 300 interactive sessions set to take place over the 2 days Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 October 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will commence on October 8, 2018 where ‘leaders of today meet the leaders tomorrow'.    The agenda revealed a number of both local and international high-profile speakers, across more than 300 interactive sessions.   Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

    Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih chaired Dubai Customs Consultative Council’s quarterly meeting which was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council, and in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, and Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division.  Musabih welcomed the members and said the meeting will help engage clients and business groups in achieving the future goals of Dubai Customs which fall in line with the UAE Vision 2020 and UAE Centennial 2071 following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more

    The Mall at WTCAD Partners with EWS-WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to continue the Rethink Plastic Campaign

    Abu Dhabi, 03 October 2018:   From 3-6 October, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, is partnering with the Emirates Nature WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to continuing Aldar Properties’ powerful Rethink Plastic campaign. The Mall at WTCAD will offer visitors the opportunity to exchange their harmful plastic bags for eco-friendly shopping bags, with the aim of raising awareness of the disastrous impact of plastic pollution. Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide yet only 9% of it has been recycled. Whereas a plastic bag is used for an average of 12 months, every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the ocean. This has ......read more

    18 year old Dubai girl addresses the United Nations General Assembly

    Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  18 year old environmental activist and youth leader Kehkashan Basu was selected by the President of the UN General Assembly to address the September 26 United Nations High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament as one of the two representatives of global civil society. She is Youth Ambassador of the World Future Council and the Founder President of youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation. The High Level Meeting on September 26 involved Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers and UN ambassadors presenting either their hopes and aspirations for nuclear disarmament, or their excuses for keeping the nuclear arms race going. It falls on the anniversary of the incident in 1983 when a nuclear war was almost fought by accident. In 2013 the UN General Assembly decided to hold a series ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi appoints Issa Al Hazami as Chairman of SSFA's Board of Trustees

    Sharjah, October 1, 2018:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Sharjah Sports Family Award (SSFA), has issued a resolution appointing HE Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Secretary General of the Sharjah Sports Council to the position of Chairman of SSFA’s Board of Trustees. The appointment of Al Hazami constitutes a new addition to the second edition of SSFA, which is organised by the Sharjah Sports Council. The council’s goal is to inspire Emirati families to engage in regular sports and physical activities that reflects positively on their physical and mental health as well as on their general lifestyles. Al Hazami thanked Sheikha Jawaher for her trust and expressed his hope that the ......read more

    Dubai Cares builds strategic partnerships to address global education challenges on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly

    In an effort to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum for poverty eradication through education Dubai Cares endorses UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ Dubai Cares renews its commitment towards ‘Education Cannot Wait’  Dubai Cares commits to scaling up Room to Read’s program in Vietnam, one of the accelerators of the Goalkeepers initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 01, 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has renewed its commitment towards global education efforts by announcing new strategic partnerships on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. Among these key announcements was Dubai Cares’ endorsement of the ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare promises AED 7.7 Million Aster Homes Fund to Rebuild Kerala

    On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of AED 1.3 Million was handed over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare The additional amount of AED 6.4 Million will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme. Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced a 7.7 Million Dirhams Aster Homes Fund to be used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare handed over a cheque for 1.3 Million Dirhams to ......read more

    The UAE Franchise Development Association meets in Ras Al Khaimah

    Launching of the UAE Franchise Development Association website Free membership for companies applying within 6 months of launching the new website Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2018:  Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Chairman of the UAE Franchise Development Association, announced the launch of the UAE Franchise Development Association website during the Associations’ board meeting that was held at the RAK Chamber.  Al Muhairi said that the launch of the new website will provide users with a unique experience in terms of ease of navigation, access to local and global information, interactive and knowledge sharing and access to the services provided by the Association. Users can also view the activities, events and the key initiatives on franchises worldwide. In addition, the website allows the registration process and ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber hosts workshop to combat fraud in electrical products

    Sharjah – 29 September 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) hosted a training and awareness workshop on the topic of “Combating Commercial Fraud in Electrical Products,” which was organized by the Ministry of Economy. The workshop aimed to raise the awareness of the community and the private sector on the dangers linked to counterfeit electrical products and appliances, and the ways to avoid them. The workshop is part of Sharjah Chamber's commitment to enhance its cooperation with its strategic partners to achieve its objectives in serving the national economy and its keenness to aware and encourage the business community and private sector companies in Sharjah to combat commercial fraud in electrical products and reduce their risks. In line with the directives of HE Sultan bin Saeed Al ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Back to School Initiative brings cheer to 150 students

    Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2018:   Within its efforts to enhance social solidarity, Dubai Customs Director General, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and the Chinese Consul General Li Lingbing took part in the “Back to School Initiative” which was organized by Dubai Customs’ Ghayyath Volunteer Team. As many as 150 school bags were distributed to the female students of Salma Al Ansaria School. The school was decorated with the UAE and Chinese flags, plus a number of boards that contained historical information and pictures about China.  Dubai Customs’ participation in the event helped the students start the new school year with high morals and happy mood. The event took place in the presence of Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Model Villa Initiative as part of Masdar partnership

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, in partnership with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), has today launched its “Model Villa Initiative”, in an effort to promote energy efficiency and the building of more sustainable residential villas in the emirate. The initiative is part of RAK Municipality’s Building Retrofits Programme, which complements the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040 and the UAE’s overarching plan to improve energy efficiency by 40 per cent by 2050.  It will see the selection and retrofitting of a local villa to demonstrate how energy savings can be achieved in existing buildings. The results will then be analysed and made public for the benefit of other villa owners undertaking similar ......read more

    ALFAHIM Recycling and Energy-saving Initiatives Have Positive Impact on Environment

    ALFAHIM recycles hundreds of tonnes of paper and saves 12,571 Mwh of energy over five-year period. Green policies at offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi help reduce energy bills by 30 per cent each month. Boost to environment equivalent to planting 1,593 trees and saving 16,482 barrels of oil. Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018:   ALFAHIM’s extensive ‘green’ credentials have been boosted by new data showing the results of its environmental-friendly programmes over the last five years.   Between April 2013 and May 2018, the conglomerate recycled 745 tonnes of paper and saved 12,571 megawatt hours (Mwh) of energy thanks to a series of eco-friendly practices at its offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi.   As an Emirati-owned family-run company, ALFAHIM is dedicated ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group announces the Formation of the UAE Innovation Chapter

    The UAE Innovation Chapter – first of its kind in the UAE & Middle East formed by DQG  Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Dubai Quality Group proudly announces the establishment of the UAE Innovation Chapter, in association with Team Power International. The chapter is a first of its kind think tank to be launched in the UAE & the Middle East to connect & build a community of Innovation Experts & Professionals throughout the UAE.    Operating under this new Chapter is the MasterMindPro – a unique social network of Innovation Professionals. With its Mantra “Innovative Solutions on Demand”, the MasterMindPro has the primary objectives of building a professional community of entrepreneurs, trusted and innovative Trainers, Consultants and Assessors; Enabling ......read more

    World Green Economy Summit 2018 to underscore role of youth in global green economy movement

    Fifth edition to highlight (CLIX) initiative launched by Ministry of Climate Change & Environment  Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2018:   The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 is set to emphasise the role of young men and women in global efforts to build a green economy when it opens in Dubai in October. Organizers of WGES made the announcement as the UAE joins the worldwide celebration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day, marked on Sunday, 12 August 2018, in growing recognition of the need to engage the youth in decision-making processes and other activities that affect them.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and organized by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and World ......read more

    Henley & Partners welcomes new Citizenship-by-Investment Program in Montenegro

    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Henley & Partners, the leading global investment migration firm, has announced that it will be launching a Montenegro citizenship-by-investment program in October in collaboration with the Government of Montenegro. It follows the recent decision by another European nation, Moldova, to award Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and promote its new Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program.  Commenting on the citizenship-by-investment programme launched by the Government of Montenegro, Marco Gantenbein, a member of Henley & Partners’ Global Executive Committee and Managing Partner of Henley & Partners Dubai  said, “Montenegro is aiming to develop a sustainable economic model by offering investment opportunities across various trade and ......read more

    Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

    Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018:   Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.   Until now, little was known about the precise rotational patterns of Sun-like ......read more

    Kalyan Silks Flood relief

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma Maitri Auditorium, Thrissur, on September 16. Shri. Prakash Pattabhiraman, Shri. Mahesh Pattabhiraman, Executive Directors, Kalyan Silks, Smt. Akitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, Smt. Beena Murali, Deputy Mayor, Shri. Mahesh, Corporation Councilor, Shri C.A Salim, President, Chamber of Commerce, Thrissur were also present on the occasion.

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    Dubai Health Authority officials to get leadership training

    Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.  The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in collaboration with Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government and more than 400 officials benefitted from the programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are keen to foster and develop young national talent in the health sector. The DHA focusses on continuous training and medical ......read more

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    Dubai Investment Week 2018 to turn spotlight on investing in future transformations

    Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED), announced that it is set to convene global investors in Dubai at the upcoming Dubai Investment Week 2018. The major event, which will take place from October 7 to 11, 2018, will explore the future of foreign direct investment (FDI) in light of today’s rapid transformations across the world. The event, which will kick off with an official opening ceremony on Monday, October 8, 2018, ......read more

    DED Ajman adopts use of Emirates ID for transactions across its happiness centres

    UAE, October 1, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has announced the start of adopting the use of an individual’s Emirates ID for transactions and processes made at its customer happiness centres located across the emirate. The move is aimed towards enhancing efficiency as the use of the Emirates ID, which is needed in updating a customer’s profile and data, ensures maximum accuracy. According to Saud Sultan Al Shammari, Director, Economic Registration and Licensing, DED-Ajman, the move to adopt the use of Emirates IDs is based on the ......read more

    Khalifa Fund showcases its successful SMEs at ‘ADIHEX'

    Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: The Khalifa Fund pavilion at the International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition - Abu Dhabi 2018, has received overwhelming response, which is evident in its high visitor and participant turnout. The exhibition is being held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club. The Fund’s participation at the event falls in line with its strategy to promote entrepreneurship, support SMEs, foster national heritage and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot in 2018 Safest Cities in the World Ranking

    International indices place Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world Abu Dhabi, 19, September 2018:   Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.  Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world, including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city in the world, with the emirate's safety index ......read more

    New retirement visas likely to drive long-term inheritance planning for UAE expats

    DIFC Wills Service Centre expects significant increase in Will registrations as residents protect their property and investments after retirement September 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The head of the DIFC Wills Service Centre says he’s expecting a significant increase in the number of foreign residents registering new Wills as a result of the Government’s recently announced 5-year retirement visa. Sean Hird, Director of the WSC, says the retirement visa is the latest in a series of carefully calibrated Government legal initiatives to ensure that the UAE remains the GCC’s ......read more

    Dubai to host 13th IAMRA conference in 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 13thInternational Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference will take place from October 6-9 in Dubai. DHA will host the conference in association with the 3rd Dubai Health Regulation Conference. This is the first time IAMRA is hosting a conference in the Middle East region. IAMRA has 113 members from 47 countries and the organization shares a common ......read more

    The Dubai Business Women Council meets with the UN Assistant Secretary-General to discuss cooperation

    Dubai – 18 September 2018 The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The visiting delegation was received by HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; HE Faiza Al Sayed, Vice-President of the Dubai Business Women Council; ......read more

    Volunteers from the UAE join hands with the community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal to build a new community school

    Thirteen UAE-based volunteers join school-building mission in Senegal    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17 September 2018:  60 Senegalese school children welcomed the promise of a new school in their community which is in the process of being constructed in the local community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal, under the umbrella of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative. Upon completion, the primary school premises will benefit 60 school children, 60 illiterate adults and 300 villagers. Earlier this week, thirteen UAE-based volunteers, who represented 9 ......read more

    Sharjah's Recognition as ‘Accessible City for Physically Disabled' Hailed as Historic Step Towards Empowerment

    Emirate to Be Declared ‘accessible City for Physically Disabled’ on October 31 at United Nations by World Federati0n of Disabled Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Top officials and heads of various government entities have welcomed steps being taken by the United Nations recognising Sharjah as the “Accessible City for the Physically Disabled,” hailing it as yet another feather in the Emirate’s cap and a proud milestone in its journey of inclusive progress and empowerment. The Emirate is to be formally declared the ‘Accessible City for the Physically ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed, the First Falconer and Nature Protector

    11th September, 2018-ABU DHABI-The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president honoring the event by visiting the exhibition.  Sheikh Zayed then ordered that ADIHEX becomes an annual event and since then the exhibition is held annually in the UAE capital. ADIHEX has since then expanded into the world’s largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation. This year’s ADIHEX is dedicated to celebrate the legacy ......read more

    DHA launches 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (You Are Our Pride) initiative

    The program aims to motivate DHA employees to excel in their jobs and join the authority’s drive in creating a first class medical system in Dubai. Employees who take part and excel in this program will be awarded. In 2017, DHA facilities served more than 4 million customers.    UAE, Dubai, September 11, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (Your are our Pride) initiative. This year’s initiative will focus on increasing employee satisfaction and happiness, the initiative includes more award categories to ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launches Smart Advising System based on technological innovation and artificial intelligence

    UAE, 11 September 2018 - As part of its pioneering efforts to adopt technological innovation and promote creative thinking for smart learning and the knowledge industry, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated the launch of the Smart Advising System for its learners starting fall of 2018, reinforcing its position as the first university in the Arab World to adopt a new smart and innovating learning system that represents a key step in the path of smart learning, especially in the move to advise learners and helping them in a 24/7 interactive electronic environment. The ......read more

    DIHAD Offers a Ray of Hope to Syrian Children at ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood' Refugee Camp in Jordan

    Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11  September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the ......read more

    Group of HBMSU learners represent UAE in the largest global gathering of youth leaders in New York

    UAE, 09th September 2018 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) posted a new achievement in its quest for excellence and to provide the best opportunities for learners to acquire international expertise. Four of its learners recently took part in the 22nd session of ‘The Youth Assembly,’ which was recently held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The successful participation of the learners in ‘The Youth Assembly’ reflects the university's leadership in the move to ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim and UNICEF Partner to Help Send 1 Million Children to School by 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced their partnership to help send one million children to school by 2020. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at providing quality education opportunities for the most vulnerable and marginalized children across the MENA region, starting with 200,000 direct beneficiaries which will include children, parents ......read more

    Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development successfully conducts Innovation Management Certification training program for employees

    Abu Dhabi, September 8, 2018: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) successfully organized a two-day Innovation Management Certification (IMC) training course that ran from September 5 to September 6, 2018 at the Khalifa Innovation Center in Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi. The training program, which included three key modules that touched on various topics concerning innovation, was attended by 25 selected employees trained and coached to act as Innovation champions in Khalifa Fund. According to Khalifa Fund’s senior officials, the training program demonstrates their ......read more

    Dubai FDI signs agreement with the city of Los Angeles to drive foreign direct investment

    8 September, 2018 - In light of the growing focus on the Americas as a major source market for investment and trade into the UAE and in line with its commitment to strengthening cooperation between business communities to drive foreign direct investment (FDI) by reinforcing existing trade relations, the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) - the investment development agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai - announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the city of Los Angeles. The MoU was signed by Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, ......read more

    P&O Marinas Signs MoU with Dubai SME

    Dubai – Sat. 8 September 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) subsidiary P&O Marinas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai SME. The agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to boost mutual cooperation in introducing best services to their clients towards realising the vision of Dubai Government in support of Dubai’s economy.   Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O and Executive Director of Mina Rashid, and Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of ......read more

    UAE-Ghana Business Forum discussed opportunities for commercial and investment cooperation

    Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2018: The UAE-Ghana Business and Investment Forum was held in Ghanaian capital of Accra recently, in the presence of representatives of several government agencies, investment entities, economic officials and businessmen from both countries. The forum, which represented an important step in furthering ties between the UAE and Ghana, discussed ways to strengthen existing relations and expand cooperation in key economic sectors of mutual interest. H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade Affairs, who led the UAE ......read more

    DMCA showcases Dubai's competitiveness at SMM 2018 in Germany

    05 September 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) demonstrated the pioneering experience of Dubai and the competitive strengths of the local maritime community during its participation at the Maritime Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Exhibition, one of the largest technology and marine equipment exhibitions in Hamburg, Germany. Dubai was one of the world's top five in the International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD), making it the first Arab city to achieve this position in the maritime sector. The DMCA participated alongside the Dubai ......read more

    Sharjah Authorities Vow Effective Steps to Check Accidents Involving Children in High-Rise Buildings

    Call for Public-private Partnership to Enforce Greater Safety of Children; Stricter Compliance of Building Norms  Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Top Sharjah officials and heads of various government entities and departments who met Wednesday to discuss the recent tragic accidents of children falling off high-rise buildings emphasised that a number of effective and innovative measures have been taken in partnership with all stakeholders to deal with the problem. They reaffirmed their commitment to enforcing all possible safety and security standards in high-rise buildings and ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi achieves Investors in People accolade

    Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2018:   The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) accreditation after achieving the standards set by the international people management organisation. In addition to the main IIP award, DCT Abu Dhabi also achieved Health and Wellbeing Silver Level accreditation in recognition of its Wellness Programme. DCT Abu Dhabi is the first organisation in the Middle East to achieve this accolade, reflecting the Department’s commitment to high performance through best-practice people ......read more

    Dubai FDI announces India to be Dubai Investment Week 2018's guest nation

    Dubai, 4 September 2018​: Building on the UAE’s longstanding historical ties and robust bilateral relations with India, Dubai FDI - the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED) - announced that the South Asian country will be the guest nation of the upcoming fourth edition of the premier Dubai Investment Week (DIW), set to take place from October 7 to 11, 2018 in the emirate. In 2017 alone, 28 Indian projects worth USD 127.73 million were launched in the UAE, focused on retail and wholesale trade (25.0 per cent); accommodation and food services (14.3 per cent); ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for September 2018

    UAE, 30 August 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the Visiting Doctors Program for September 2018, which provides consultation, diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients. Under the program, doctors will visit Fujairah, Khorfakkan, Saqr, Dibba, Al Dhaid, Masafi, Kalba, Al Qassimi hospitals to provide medical services in their various fields of expertise, which include shoulder bone surgery, pediatric cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, natural therapy, plastic surgery, interventional cardiology, pediatric neurosurgery, ......read more

    UAE Visa-Free Entry Announced for Citizens of El Salvador

    Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates for stays of up to 90 days.     Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for stays of up to 90 days. Travellers will receive an entry stamp upon arrival. Previously, nationals of El Salvador had to apply for a UAE visa prior to travel.     How Fragomen can assist?   Fragomen will continue monitoring the situation and will revert ......read more

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