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    DLD highlights ‘Joint Ownership Properties in Dubai' and ‘Mollak System'

    231,277 real estate units, 1,240 properties, and 89 real estate companies registered in the system, with teams on standby The total amount of service fees audited in the system exceeded AED 1.3 billion, and may soon reach AED 4 billion   Dubai, UAE - November 19, 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) held a press conference highlighting the ‘Joint Real Estate Ownership Law in Dubai.’ Participants reviewed the Mollak system updates for the purpose of governance, regulation, and control of the jointly owned real estate management sector as well as for providing intelligent services to customers in the sector, in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai Government into a smart ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces new education commitment at UNESCO's 40th General Conference in Paris

    • Dubai Cares to facilitate refugees’ and migrants’ access to higher education and employment opportunities in Iraq and Colombia • Dubai Cares’ highlights its efforts in support of Capacity Development for Education Program (CapED) at UNESCO’s Ministerial Breakfast Meeting      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 18 November, 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, joined UNESCO's Member States and Associate Members, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for a series of high-level meetings and events during the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 40th General Conference, which is taking place from November 12 to 27 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in ......read more

    H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai's Non-Oil Trade with Africa to Exceed AED 1 Trillion by End of 2019

     Global Business Forum Africa Kicks off 5th edition in Dubai  Dubai’s non-oil trade with the continent stood at AED 926 billion in the 2011-2018 period  Dubai is Africa’s gateway to new markets, building on its strong presence on the global economy map and its role in advancing international trade  GBF Africa has become a leading platform for expanding UAE-Africa economic cooperation and forging partnerships   Africa is a market of strategic importance to Dubai and a key focus of Dubai Chamber global expansion strategy   Dubai is well-equipped to support and drive the next phase of Africa’s growth and development   Dubai, UAE - November 18, 2019:  Dubai’s non-oil trade with Africa will exceed AED 1 trillion for the period extending from 2011 ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates World Quality Day 2019

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    Dubai Customs enhanced its leading position and crowned its incessant efforts towards more excellence and quality work by recently winning the innovation award, with a 6-star rating from EFQM Global Excellence Award in Finland scoring 700 points; the highest mark among all participating organizations. Dubai Customs is the first customs organization in the world to win this reputable global award. Dubai Customs has recently launched the Governance in Customs project to ensure highest level of transparency and credibility in its procedures and transactions, and now it is certified to 14 international standards in quality, EHS (environment, health safety), CSR, IT, client happiness, excellence and innovation.   The Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at ......read more

    Government and business leaders descend on Dubai for Global Business Forum Africa 2019

    • Taking place November 18th-19th, GBF Africa brings together heads of state, ministers, policymakers, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and the UAE • Held under the theme “Scale-Up Africa”, high-level forum is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:    Heads of state, ministers, policymakers, prominent business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa are descending on Dubai for the Global Business Forum Africa 2019 which officially kicks off on Monday (tomorrow) and runs until Tuesday, November 19th.    Held under theme “Scale-Up Africa”, the fifth edition of ......read more

    Recommendations of recently concluded two-day World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

    • Participants extend their gratitude to the UAE President and Vice-President • Participants stress that the UAE is a "global model" for tolerance • They declare their commitment to fighting intolerance and hatred • They recommend new teaching methods to promote tolerance     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:    Participants at the World Tolerance Summit 2019 themed ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’,  organised by International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), under Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives,  expressed gratitude to the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    Dubai Customs enhances support to maritime sector in Dubai

    The Coastal Customs Centers dealt with 121,000 customs transactions in the first 9 months of 2019   Dubai – 16 November 2019:   Dubai Customs always provides support to the maritime sector towards a more diversified economy in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. This helps in facilitating trade in different ports including Dubai Creek, which may not be the city’s most important trading port anymore but it will always be a very important route of trade for dhows at the heart of Dubai.   During his visit to the Coastal Customs Centers Management, Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih highlighted the very important role Dubai Creek plays in the city’s diversified trade and is still shaping the very soul of Dubai, now running freely through the veins of the city, keeping alive ......read more

    World Tolerance Summit concludes, experts call for policies to promote sustainable peace

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:     The World Tolerance Summit, organised by the International Institute for Tolerance one of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, concluded on Thursday with policy makers and heads of international organisations calling for policies that can establish a culture of tolerance worldwide. Tolerance Leaders Debate titled Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World discussed on the measure nations can take to make a tolerant world. The debate attended by Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov, President Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation has Ali Al Alayani, Editor in ......read more

    ‘Carpet of Tolerance' created by Hands and Senses revealed at Downtown Design, Dubai

    Proceeds of sale to be donated to Senses Centre for Special Needs   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:  Hands, the creators of exquisite handmade carpets since 1881, was delighted to unveil its one-of-a-kind ‘Carpet of Tolerance’, designed together with the talented children at Senses Centre for Special Needs, at the 2019 Edition of Downtown Design yesterday.  Pranay and Apurva Patodia, owners of Hands Carpets, and Gavin Lewis, General Manager Hands Carpets Dubai, were there to welcome Nadia Khalil Al Sayegh, Founder of Senses, who visited with staff and children from the Centre who had been instrumental in creating the artworks that inspired the creation. The masterpiece, crafted in fine silk and New Zealand wool, took four months to complete, from the artwork designs by Senses ......read more

    World Tolerance Summit 2019 begins tomorrow; More than 3,000 to attend the 2-day event

    Dubai, 13 November 2019:    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, the second edition of World Tolerance Summit will begin on Wednesday at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Dubai, under the theme ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’. The summit, an initiative of International Institute for Tolerance under Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, is expected to gather around 3,000 participants from over 100 countries that include top level officials, peace experts, diplomats and youth. More than 70 speakers will address the summit to be held on 13-14 November at various sessions. Around 1,000 students ......read more

    Dubai Customs: DLC made 130,000 customs transactions between January and September 2019

    Musabih tours Dubai Logistics City and Al Maktoum Cargo Center to ensure readiness for EXPO 2020   Dubai – 11 November 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih made a field trip to the customs centers at the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), and Al Maktoum Cargo Center, which operate under the Jebel Ali Customs Center Management, and the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. Musabih met with the employees working at the three centers and received detailed information from them about the latest updates of the operations and initiatives taking place in the centers, and preparations ahead of the upcoming EXPO 2020.  Musabih highly appreciated the efforts taken by the employees to make the clients happier in fulfillment of the vision of the His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    Ahmad Bin Shafar welcomes President of ASHRAE

    Dubai, UAE, 11 November 2019:    Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, met with a delegation from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and discussed the latest developments in the district cooling sector, and ways to strengthen the mutual cooperation. The delegation was led by Daryl K. Boyce, President of ASHRAE Society and included Tim Wentz, Presidential Member and Former President of ASHRAE Society, Farooq Mahboob, Vice President of ASHRAE, Dr. Ahmed Alaa, RAL Director & Regional Chair of ASHRAE, and Hassan Younes, member of ASHRAE and President of Falcon Chapter. Boyce thanked Bin Shafar for his remarkable efforts in the field of district cooling, ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed leads first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road featuring 70,000 participants

    Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge Government of Dubai Media Office – 08 November 2019: Dubai witnessed a spectacular display of community, solidarity and enthusiasm for life this morning, with the city’s artery Sheikh Zayed Road transforming for the very first time into a thumping race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019. Residents and visitors of all ages and abilities numbering 70,000 came together to make history and take part in the inaugural Dubai Run. Spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the event featured two courses to ensure it is highly inclusive – a 5km and 10km route. The young and old, families and People of Determination from all nationalities ......read more

    The Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration is a Symbol of UAE Heritage and International Collaboration

    • Experts and Designers spanning 65 nationalities across three continents have come together to create impressive 10,000 sq m stage and set for unprecedented show • Limited tickets for the theatrical spectacle ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ available at www.uaenationaday.ae    Abu Dhabi, 06 November 2019:    The largest and most complex stage ever built for an Official UAE National Day Celebration event will serve as a fitting metaphor for the country’s central role in today’s globalised world, according to Saeed Al Suwaidi, Representative of the Organising Committee of the Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration, ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’.   With the epic theatrical show on 2 December set to highlight how traditional values continue to underline the ......read more

    Dubai Airshow Announces Edge As First Ever Advance Technology Partner

    Newly Launched Group Will Have Impressive Presence     Dubai, UAE - 06 November 2019:   EDGE, the advanced technology conglomerate that launched yesterday in Abu Dhabi, will be the largest individual presence exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Integrating over 25 entities from Emirates Defence Industries Company, Emirates Advanced Investments Group, Tawazun Holding, and other independent organisations, EDGE will be the first ever Advanced Technology Partner of the Dubai Airshow in its 30-year history.   Technology has always been a national priority for the UAE and EDGE has been established to build on this effort to significantly develop the country’s technology leadership, globally. Starting with break-through innovations in the high investment sector of defence, and a priority on ......read more

    Dubai Customs showcases services for people of determination at Accessabilities Expo 2019

    Dubai – 05 November 2019:   Dubai Customs showcases the services it delivers to people of determination (people of special needs) at the AccessAbilities Expo and Accessable Tourism, the region's dedicated event, that aims to bring the world's latest robotic and assistive technology products and other services under one roof with the goal of enhancing lives of more than 50 million people in the region having disabilities.   The event takes place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group at Dubai World Trade Center, halls 6 & 7, from 5-7 November 2019.  Dubai Customs’ participation in this event is a reflection of its relentless ......read more

    MBRSC calls for participation in Sirius Analogue Mission to simulate life on Mars

    • The UAE participates in Sirius Analogue Mission through scientific research • The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre calls on researchers and undergraduate students to participate by submitting their research about the effects of isolation and confinement on human psychology, physiology, and team dynamics. • This analog is an 8-month mission, and will be held in partnership with the Roscosmos Space Agency     Dubai, UAE, 4th November 2019:   The UAE, represented by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), launched the UAE Sirius Mission, in partnership with the Roscosmos Space Agency’s SIRIUS (Scientific International Research In a Unique terrestrial Station) analog at Russia’s IBMP Ground-based Experimental Complex (NEK) in Moscow. This is part of the MARS 2117 ......read more

    DLD announces 10 Principles of Business Ethics in Real Estate

    RERA's new circular contributes to elevating the sector to the highest international standards     Dubai, UAE, 4 November 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), issued a circular to real estate companies requiring of them to abide by the ten principles of business ethics in real estate.     In the first principle, RERA emphasised the trust that real estate firms should uphold to maintain and enhance the confidence of real estate stakeholders as well as recognise that their conduct bears upon the maintenance of public trust in Dubai’s real estate market, helping it rise to the highest global levels. The second principle discusses confidentiality and privacy, where real estate firms shall not disclose or use any confidential ......read more

    UAE's Minister Al Mazrouei Announced President of the Unido General Conference in Abu Dhabi

    Minister reinforces the UAE’s commitment to industrial development as the nation continues to climb on UNIDO’s competitiveness ranking, while welcoming member states and calling for concerted efforts towards sustainable and inclusive global industrialization   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 03 November 2019 – H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, was announced as the President of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) General Conference earlier today. The five-day event, which is being held at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi from 3-8 November 2019, brings together member states under the theme of ‘Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future’.   H.E. Al Mazrouei assumed the Presidency in the presence of global leaders ......read more

    Sharjah real estate transactions recorded 4.2 billion AED in Q-3 of the year 2019

    Al Shamsi: Sharjah has become a leading hub for families worldwide to live in and enjoy a safe, stable and happy life       Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:    Real estate transactions have recorded AED 4.2 billion AED in the Emirate of Sharjah in the third quarter of 2019, while the total areas covered in the "sales transactions" in the emirate reached 9.5 million feet, as per the latest report of the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department (SRERD).   Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Shamsi, Director General - SRERD, said the Emirate recorded up to 14,974 real estate transactions over July, August and September.   Figures reflect a significant rise of 31.4% in the number of the transactions recorded in the third quarter of 2019 as compared to the same ......read more

    Dubai Chamber and First Abu Dhabi Bank sign MoU on digital trade

    • Agreement will see Dubai Chamber and FAB connect digital platforms and streamline trade processes for business • Buamim: Partnership supports Dubai Chamber’s efforts to position Dubai as a smart trade hub and improve ease of doing business       Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions, which will align the efforts of the two entities to digitise, facilitate and simplify trade processes in the UAE.   The MoU was recently signed by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber and Mr. André Sayegh, Deputy Group CEO & Group Head ......read more

    Dubai Customs discusses more mutual cooperation with Ukrainian Consul General

    Dubai external trade with Ukraine grows 24% and makes AED 2.16b in 2018   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office His Excellency Oleksandr Khomiak, Consul General of Ukraine to Dubai, accompanied by Timor Redvanov, Deputy Consul. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE especially in bilateral trade and customs business. “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with the Ukrainian diplomatic missions and companies. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs expertise to the world” said Musabih. “Ukraine is an important trade partner to Dubai, and our mutual trade in 2018 grew 24% to make AED 2.16 billion compared to AED 1.744 ......read more

    Dubai Customs receives delegation from Community Development Authority to review best CSR practices

    Dubai – 31 October 2019:    A delegation from the Community Development Authority visited Dubai Customs to learn more about their experience in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department received the delegation which included Fatima Butti Al Muhairi, Director of Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility and Aisha Saeed Hareb, Head of Corporate Responsibility Section.  Bin Gharib said: “This meeting reflects the healthy and strong relationships between government entities, and we promote and encourage all types of positive cooperation with all public and private authorities as part of our vision at the Corporate Communication Department to enhance the Dubai Customs brand image and promote the CSR efforts in line with ......read more

    Middle East fire safety systems & equipment market to grow 2.6 percent annually to 2025, says 6Wresearch report

    Sector to be worth us$2.9 bn within five years:  segment disruptors to be unveiled at Intersec 2020     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019:   The Middle East fire safety systems and equipment market will register 2.6 percent compound annual growth to 2025 accumulating a combined value of US$2.3 billion, according to a recent 6Wresearch recent report.   A report produced by 6Wresearch says the sector will grow from its current value of US$1.96 billion over the next five years with the UAE, Turkey and Saudi Arabia being the key drivers for the Middle East.   Growth projections are being accredited to economic growth and an increasing demand for sophisticated detection and fire-fighting systems with the bulk of the demand emanating from the commercial and industrial ......read more

    KhalifaSat: One year later

    7,250 images and 5,431 low Earth orbits   Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed 100% in the UAE by a team of highly qualified Emirati engineers, at MBRSC’s facilities. KhalifaSat successfully launched into space from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, aboard the H-IIA rocket, on October 29, 2018. KhalifaSat plays a local, regional, and global role in providing to monitor environmental changes, ensure effective urban management, and aid in disaster relief efforts. KhalifaSat was designed according to the highest international standards. In one year, KhalifaSat captured high resolution images, with a GSD of 0.7 metres panchromatic and 2.98 GSD in four multispectral ......read more

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    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority announces launch of Digital Next 2019

    Two-day event in UAE capital aims to explore digital transformation of government services November 18, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: A powerful new conference exploring the future of intelligent government services is launching in Abu Dhabi in December 2019, as the Middle East looks to inject multi-billion dollar investments in digital infrastructure in the coming years. The two-day Digital Next summit, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, takes place from 8-9 December 2019 at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi. Held under the theme, ......read more

    Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime discusses with Abu Dhabi Ports ways to strengthen maritime sector

    Move forms part of continuing efforts to cooperate with various maritime entities UAE, 12 November 2019 - The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) recently visited Abu Dhabi Ports to learn more about the Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and its programs. The move is part of FTA’s continuing efforts to strengthen relations with various entities and help contribute in the efforts to reinforce the UAE’s maritime sector. The FTA delegation was led by HE. Eng Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori, General Director of FTA and also included Dr. Aisha Al Busmait IMO ......read more

    Nine government initiatives compete to win ‘Flag' of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Programme for Smart Government for 2019

    Shortlisted from more than 70 government initiatives Dubai, November 10 2019: Dubai The Model Centre, an entity under the General Secretariat of The Executive Council, announced that nine government initiatives have qualified for the final stage, competing for the honor of waving this year’s ‘Flag’ of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Programme for Smart Government. The final nine initiatives were chosen from more than 70 initiatives that were implemented by various Government entities. The nine shortlisted initiatives were submitted by eight government entities in ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop organizes ‘Happiness Carnival' for employees

    Event falls in line with aim of National Happiness Agenda to make UAE the happiest country in world UAE, 10 November 2019 – The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in collaboration with the Grand Hyatt Group and other private sector institutions, has organized a ‘Happiness Carnival,’ which features interactive shows, fun activities, and lucky draws that have been designed to promote positivity and happiness across all of its employees. H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO, DGW, shared that the ‘Happiness Carnival’ demonstrates DGW’s commitment to ......read more

    HBMSU renews loyalty and commitment to country during UAE Flag Day celebration

    UAE, 03 November 2019 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) today raised the national flag in celebration of the UAE Flag Day,  which  also marked the anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession to the Presidency of the UAE and lead the country’s march towards growth and development, which was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  With pride, the academic members and administrative officials renewed their allegiance to the country globally renowned for its unique development model that focuses on tolerance, ......read more

    Khalifa Fund and startAD reveal six final teams to compete at Ibtikari program 5.0

    Finalists to advance to incubation phase and receive grants worth AED 10,000 from KFED One team to win a grant of AED 25,000 Abu Dhabi, 30 October 2019: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) and startAD, the innovation and entrepreneurship platform at New York University Abu Dhabi, announced today, October 30, 2019, the six final teams that will compete at the Ibtikari program 5.0, a five-month incubation program designed to help UAE nationals advance their tech startups. The six were selected out of the eight teams that presented their tech startup ideas during the ......read more

    Over 1,100 Participants ‘walk the City' For Al Jalila Foundation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 28 October 2019 – On Saturday, 26 October 2019, more than 40 of Marriott International’s properties in the UAE came together to ‘Walk the City’ in support of Al Jalila Foundation’s paediatric program ‘Farah’ which provides life-saving treatment, funds cutting edge research and offers hope to countless children and families.    The hotels put together four charitable runs and walks during the day which saw over 1,100 Marriott associates and members of the local community descend to the streets to ......read more

    HBMSU Board of Governors review highlights of Academic Year 2019/2018

    October 26, 2019 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) announced that it has held its first regular meeting for the Academic Year 2019/2020, chaired by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Chairman of HBMSU’s Board of Governors (BOG). The meeting discussed the various achievements and initiatives conducted by the university during the last academic year. H.E. Lieutenant General Khalfan lauded the leadership and accomplishment of the university which has maintained its position among the top 10 smart ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop conducts breast cancer awareness campaign in cooperation with Emirates Specialty Hospital

    UAE, 26 October 2019 – In line with the global celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with Emirates Specialty Hospital, is organizing a breast cancer awareness campaign to further increase awareness about the disease, especially across DGW's female employees. The campaign is aimed at highlighting the benefits to be gained from doing early screening and detection in saving lives. The initiative falls in line with DGW's corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its keenness towards attending to the health and ......read more

    Dubai Customs wins EFQM Innovation Platinum Award

    Dubai – Saturday 26 October 2019:  Dubai Customs won the innovation platinum award, with a 6-star rating from EFQM Global Excellence Award scoring 700 points, the highest among all participating organizations. With this exceptional achievement Dubai Customs has become the first organization in the world to win this reputable global award based on the new rating system in 2019.    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs received the award in the ceremony held for this occasion in Finland.    “Winning the EFQM award is an ......read more

    Dubai Judicial Institute hosts board members of Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network

    Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2019:   Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) hosted the board members of the Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network (EAJTN) for the first time. The visit came on the side-lines of a recent workshop organised by DJI on 15 and 16 October under the theme ‘AI Today and Beyond’ to discuss ways to harness artificial intelligence AI in the judicial and legal fields. During the meeting, HE Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of DJI, praised the valuable role played by EAJTN, especially in its support of cooperation in the field of judicial training ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with IStructE

    The signing came in conjunction with the inauguration of the first global specialised conference in Dubai     Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) under which the parties will coordinate as necessary in the field of professional standards in the public interest of Dubai. The MoU was signed during IStructE’s annual conference, held for the first time in the Arab world in Dubai on 29 – 30 September at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The ......read more

    Dubai Chamber taskforce sheds light on UAE green building best practices

    UAE companies share case studies and achievements resulting from practices adopted within their organisations      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 23, 2019:    Recycling, retrofitting offices and cutting water consumption are among the most effective green building best practices adopted by a growing number of companies in the UAE.   These practices were shared by leading UAE companies at a recent seminar organised by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network’s task force on green buildings.    Held at Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Customs honors 25 top performing clients in 7th monthly Client recognition ceremony 2019

    Dubai – 23 October 2019:   Dubai Customs held its monthly 7th client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honor the best performing clients and businesses in various categories. A total of 25 companies were honored in the event. As a token of appreciation to the outstanding clients, and following directives of the Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, the event has turned into a monthly celebration instead of an annual occasion.    In his opening speech, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs applauded the strong ties between ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority launches ‘TAMM Care for key investors' service

    Initiative aims to provide proactive government services that meet investors’ expectations and seeks to reinforce Abu Dhabi's position as a leading investment destination Abu Dhabi, October 22, 2019- The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the lead Abu Dhabi government entity spearheading the emirate’s digital transformation agenda, has announced the launch of its new service, the ‘TAMM Care for key investors,’ which is part of the integrated services platform, ‘TAMM.’ The new service has been specially created to reach out to the key investors ......read more

    Leading government entities to throw the spotlight on immense investment opportunities in the UAE during IREIS 2019

    ADDED, DPM and ADAFZ to lead over 50 high-profile exhibitors Abu Dhabi, 22 October 2019: Leading public and private sector institutions and major organizations will lead more than 50 exhibitors taking part at the 11th edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS), which will be held from October 30, 2019 to November 1, 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), the Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ) are spearheading the high-profile ......read more

    International Institute for Tolerance launches World Tolerance Network & Tolerance Decathlon

    Dubai, 22-10-2019: International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, on Tuesday launched the World Tolerance Network (WTN) and Tolerance Decathlon, as part of its 2019-2022 strategic plan to strengthen UAE’s efforts to promote global peace and stability. The two initiatives were launched at a Press Conference held at IIT’s headquarters on Tuesday to foster a culture of tolerance and promote its principles among the people. The move is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    Dubai International Airport deals with 21m items of luggage in 1st half of 2019

    Dubai – 22 Oct 2019:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai Customs has dealt with 21 million passengers’ items of luggage for 11.8 passengers on board 89,000 flights arriving into Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2019.  During his tour of terminals 1,2, and 3 of Dubai International Airport, Director of Dubai Customs said he was very happy Dubai Customs is part of the success and distinction of Dubai International Airport; the first airport worldwide to have automated customs procedures and facilitation of passenger ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches communication EXPO countdown campaign for local and international clients

    Dubai – 21 October 2019:  With exactly one year remaining on the launch of the renowned EXPO 2020, Dubai Customs launched an innovative countdown campaign to raise awareness on this global exhibition and its role on promoting international trade activity.  The “Dubai Customs journey to EXPO 2020” will teach the public about Dubai Customs role in supporting the grand event, which helped Dubai Customs win the title of the best EXPO 2020 supporting entity at Dubai Government Excellence Award.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs said ......read more

    WCO delegation visits Dubai Customs and views latest practices

    Dubai – 19 Oct 19:  A high level delegation from The World Customs Organization visited Dubai Customs to learn about the business processes and practices applied by the Customs administration, which are considered among the best in the world.  The delegation, headed by Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, were received by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs. The delegation toured the Dubai Customs stand at Gitex 2019 and learnt about its latest projects and innovations, which were developed to enhance ......read more

    More than 1,900 beneficiaries at Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif Islamic Cultural centres in the third quarter of 2019

    Dubai, 13 October, 2019:  The Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif centres of Islamic Cultural Centres of Islamic Affairs and Islamic Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that the number of people who benefited from their religious awareness programmes stood at 1,995 during the third quarter of 2019.   Ms. Hamda Al Muhairi, Director of the Centres’ Department, reaffirmed the keenness to organise these programmes, given their importance in promoting Islamic culture and raising religious awareness in the emirate of Dubai. Al Muhairi said: “We are ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop to collaborate with Finesse to accelerate its digital transformation journey

    Global software system integrator will digitally automate numerous services and offer analytical solutions to facilitate operational excellence UAE, 12 October 2019 – Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed that it has reached a collaboration with Finesse to assist with the acceleration of its digital transformation journey, which aims to redesign traditional processes that support various business functions and decisions. As part of the partnership, Finesse will oversee digital automation of numerous services and provide analytical solutions to ensure operational excellence at ......read more

    Serco Middle East hosts 4th ‘Road Safety Awareness Day' in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE

    Event focused on how technology and innovation can enhance safety performance and reduce road accidents 10 October 2019 – Serco Middle East, a leading provider of essential public services, held its 4th ‘Road Safety Awareness Day’ today (October 10th, 2019) in collaboration with RoadSafetyUAE, the knowledge portal for road safety in the UAE, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. The annual event, which took place at Movenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate in Dubai, aims to raise awareness of road safety across the GCC and serves as an open, broad ......read more

    Dubai Customs inks partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

    Dubai – 12 October 2019:  Dubai Customs, one of the world’s leading customs administrations, has signed a partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance to promote corporate governance best practices in the workplace. The agreement reflects Dubai Customs’ commitment to furthering corporate governance, integrity and transparency to ensure high levels of organizational performance.   The objective of this partnership is to institute a corporate governance framework within Dubai Customs through the implementation of an effective ......read more

    Saif bin Zayed unveils first floating Smart Police Station

    • Dubai Police and Kleindienst join forces to unveil the world’s first floating Smart Police Station • Internationally recognised Floating Seahorse Villas by Kleindienst Group will be transformed into the world’s first maritime Smart Police Station • The unmanned station will offer safety and security services as well as promote sustainability and marine life protection   Dubai, 10th October 2019:   H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inaugurated the world's first ......read more

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