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    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 conference.  The conference seminars, which is being participated by a group of prominent international speakers, will deal with a range of the most prominent topics in the field of food safety, food security, food sustainability, nutrition and the use of modern ......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 Muhairi, SLC Secretary General; and H.E. Hamad Mubarak Buamim, Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the ceremony, both parties emphasized the shared aspirations to provide all necessary support to improve the legal, ......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 robust qualities and excellent safety record. Modon partnered with several stakeholders to carry out this project, including Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, Emergency response teams, Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, ambulances, the National Crisis and Disasters ......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 programs, plans, and initiatives with a view to achieving the desired goals. He highlighted the importance of issuing quality, efficient, effective, and flexible legislation capable of accommodating swift developments and of supporting the principles 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 the Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London has achieved through the Alliance’s initiatives that aim to raise awareness on the dangers of smoking in all its forms, and the significant impact it has on the health of individuals and ......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 online this year to enlighten and inspire young changemakers passionate about solving challenges and leaving their mark as the world rebuilds post-Covid societies and economies.   For the first time in its history, Sheraa’s annual ......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 of the anthem, in a campaign titled “Eishy Bilady” – the first two words of the UAE’s National Anthem in Arabic, which means ‘long live our country’. A dedicated page on the celebration’s official website ......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 existing souks, including the fish market and plant souk, and the addition of a new seasonal market.   The Mina Zayed Wharf is being redeveloped as part of an overall plan to revitalize designated areas in order to elevate Mina Zayed’s ......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 19th, Dubai Chamber employees volunteered their time and took part in the activity, which was organised for the eleventh consecutive year.   The latest effort follows other CSR initiatives led by the Chamber this year, including its donation ......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 child, which is observed on 15 March each year, reflects the great attention paid by the wise leadership for childhood and their relentless efforts to preserve children’s rights and their psychological, social, and educational needs. Sharjah, ......read more

    St Mary's Catholic Church Reaches Out to Over 6000 Underprivileged Workers and Families with Meals during Pandemic.

    Dubai, 19th November 2020:  Challenging and uncertain times call for compassion and generosity. St Mary’s Church in Dubai is doing just that through its ‘Meals of Grace’ initiative.  Launched in April this year in response to the pandemic, the Parish has been able to reach out to over 6000 underprivileged workers and families. In addition, the Parish offered support to a camp of 280 distressed workers with hot dinners and dry rations. An enthusiastic Father Lennie J. A. Connully (OFM Cap) Parish Priest of the Church said ‘Charity is at the heart of Christian beliefs and we are doing all we can to support those vulnerable people during this crisis. Proper nutrition is absolutely vital at a challenging time like this and we are delighted that we can provide this service. Through this initiative we ......read more

    MBRHE Gears Up for Launching 4th Decobuild 2020

    Dubai, November 17, 2020:  Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, MBRHE, has started its logistical preparations for launching the 4th edition of The Housing, Building Materials, Decoration & Engineering Consultancy Exhibition “Decobuild 2020”, with the precautionary and preventive measures in place to ensure the safety of both exhibitors and visitors. The 4th edition will be held at “Elbait Metwahid” Hall, Al Warqa'a 4, Dubai from 26 to 28 November, under the sponsorship of, Dubai Municipality, Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, Sharjah Municipality,the Department of Housing Sharjah, the Department of Economic Development (DED), the UAE Society of Engineers, and Sama Dubai Channel (media sponsor) and with the support of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Decobuild 2020 will bring together under ......read more

    Launch of ‘International Advisory Council on the New Economy' reinforces UAE's position as a global idea hub

    Initiative by Ministry of Economy to share the country's experience and benefit from expertise & research in the future of the economy Abu Dhabi, 16 November 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) launched the ‘International Advisory Council on the New Economy’, a first of its kind initiative, with the participation of international experts, advisors and economic policy makers, as well as influential national figures involved in the formulation and development of many of the UAE's economic development programs. H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, said: "The Council is a new initiative that the UAE is developing, through which we will work to develop ideas, proposals and formulate new economic policies.” The Council will undertake a set of tasks related to the structure of the ......read more

    UAE Labour Market Picks Up, but Salaries Remain Under Pressure going into 2021

    • Almost 9-out-of-10 employers are worried about retaining talent • 36% indicate that wage cuts or lack of wage increases, and promotions are a cause for concern among employees • COVID-19 is re-shaping local employee benefits, examples include reductions in both cost of living and additional allowances such as Education • Robert Half’s 2021 UAE Salary Guide reveals latest salary, benefit and hiring trends for more than 130 positions   Dubai, UAE, 16th November, 2020:  Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialised staffing firm, has announced the launch of its 2021 UAE Salary Guide providing in-depth data-driven insights into recruitment trends across the Emirates. According to the Salary Guide, based on data from the recruitment firm’s latest national survey of ......read more

    VFS Global Supports the Indian Consulate in Dubai to repatriate stranded workers; reunited with families in time to celebrate Diwali

    • The Indian Consulate in Dubai facilitated the repatriation process as VFS Global sponsored return flight tickets and cleared the pending visa fines  • The workers flew in batches from Dubai to Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad    United Arab Emirates -  November 14, 2020:   Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and lighting of sparkling diyas. But, more importantly the festive season is all about spending time with loved ones at home. The pandemic has stranded many Indians abroad, away from their families. To support the Indian government’s efforts to repatriate distressed Indians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, joined hands with the Indian ......read more

    WCU: Metals-led Commodity Rally on US Dollar Slump

    United Arab Emirates -  November 08, 2020:   Since the U.S. election this Tuesday, nearly all assets including most commodities have enjoyed a strong surge. The everything up and U.S. dollar down narrative unfolded despite the prospect of at least two years of political gridlock in Washington preventing U.S. fiscal stimulus from flowing into a Covid-19 hit economy, while also putting the brakes on the reflation trade.  Commodities nevertheless rallied hard as it became increasingly apparent that Joe Biden was heading to the White House despite Trump’s unfounded claims about foul play. While equities surged higher in response to collapsing volatility, it was the weaker dollar that gave precious and industrial metals as well as other commodities a boost. Following the election, the Bloomberg Commodity Index has ......read more

    UAE Re-Elected as Member of Global Association of the Exhibition Industry for the Second Consecutive Year

    • Saif Al Midfa named members of UFI’s Board of Directors    Sharjah, November 8, 2020:  The UAE has been re-elected for the second consecutive year to serve on the Board of Directors at UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry following the recent election held in the association’s headquarters in Paris.  This has been announced after H.E. Dr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, has been officially named member of the association for the next three years.   great confidence    “Being re-elected to serve on the UFI’s Board of Directors is yet another testament to the great confidence placed in the UAE’s representatives and is in recognition and appreciation of their efforts made to serve, improve and enhance the ......read more

    Global Village Joins the Nationwide Celebrations by Raising the Emirati Flag on UAE Flag Day 2020

    Dubai, UAE, 3 November 2020:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, joined the national celebrations to mark UAE Flag Day 2020, by proudly raising the Emirati flag high above the park. The senior leadership team at Global Village accompanied by a number of employees raised the flag together at 11AM this morning. The park has always promoted the UAE's core principles and supported the country's continuous development. As an incubator for new ideas and a platform for personal and professional development, Global Village empowers local talent, presents pathways to business success, and contributes to the UAE's Emiratisation plan, in line with the aims of the visionary leadership.  In addition to this morning's ......read more

    Dubai Customs Completes 77,200 Transactions in Al Hamriya, Deira Wharfage and Port Rashid in 10 Months

    Dubai, UAE – 02 November 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih made a field tour of the customs centers at Al Hamriya Port, Deira Wharfage and Port Rashid. Accompanied by members of the senior management in Dubai Custom, Musabih met with the employees at the three centers and was briefed on the efforts taken to further advance customs services, and procedures followed to combat the spread of Covid-19.  Since January until the end of October, the three centers completed 77,200 transactions (37,800 by the Creek and Deira Wharfage Customs Center, 23,800 transactions by Al Hamriya Port Customs center, and 15,600 transactions by Port Rashid Customs Center).  In the 1st 10 months this year, 37,300 inspection operations took place in the 3 centers, led by Port Rashid Customs Center with 15,600 ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah delays 17th SteelFab to June 2021

    Sharjah, November 1, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah, the organizer and the host of the SteelFab exhibition, has announced the postponement of the 17th edition of the event, which was scheduled to be held in January 2021, to June of the same year. In a statement, the Centre’s Board of Directors said that the decision made after assessing the current global conditions and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy, aviation, and air freight, and conferring with strategic partners and a number of industry leaders. The Centre added: “We have already reached an agreement with a number of exhibiting companies that have booked a reasonable percentage of stands and booths. However, the delay of the event would be in everyone's best interest to attract the largest possible number of visitors and ......read more

    Dubai Cares Introduces Cutting-Edge E-Platform to Provide Learning and Development Opportunities for Teachers in Paraguay

    • The AED 11,020,500 (USD 3 million) program supports teachers’ professional development and fosters learning among 50,000 students from primary and secondary schools   • The program is in line with the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4 – Quality Education) digital strategy   Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2020:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has announced the launch of the “Educate, Learn and Innovate through an E-platform” (ELITE) program which is set to provide professional development for teachers as well as support 50,000 students across Paraguay with access to quality education. The program is a result of the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG 4 – Quality Education) meeting held in Dubai ......read more

    A Biden Win Predicted but a Contested Result in the US Election Will Be the Biggest Risk to Markets

    Regardless of whoever wins the US election there will be no easy path to reforms and no healing of a divided USA, says Saxo Bank The most likely result from the US election is a contested result where neither side will accept a loss, and a period of uncertainty and financial market volatility will follow, according to Saxo Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Steen Jakobsen.  Speaking during an online briefing session hosted today by Saxo Bank, and featuring both Jakobsen and Head of FX Strategy John Hardy, Jakobsen emphasised that he doesn’t believe that the election result will make a substantial lasting difference to the US economy or stock market, but that there is a risk of market volatility in the scenario where the election result is contested.  He said: “This is undoubtedly the most contested ......read more

    P&G Donates 1 Million Masks to Saudi Health Endowment Fund

    27, October 2020:   Procter & Gamble (P&G) in partnership with AbuDawood donates one million masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund as part of the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The company’s far-reaching force for good initiatives are aimed at protecting everyday heroes, providing support for communities, relief agencies and their employees as part of its  P&G “Protect Our Heroes” relief missions. Omar Channawi CEO P&G Middle East, East and West Africa and General Exports Markets, said: “Our mission to step up and serve others as a force for good starts in the communities we operate in. We want to do our part to support the Saudi government’s ongoing effort to fight the pandemic. This donation of masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund will provide an ......read more

    Dubai Customs Launches Month-Long Breast Awareness Campaign

    Dubai – 24 October 2020:  In conjunction with the breast cancer awareness month, and as part of its social commitment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Women’s Committee, launched an awareness campaign titled “You Have the Power”.  The campaign introduced a number of health awareness activities over the month of October including 3 health awareness video conferencing lectures that covered a number of topics related to breast cancer and means of prevention.  One of the lectures, which were attended by 300 female employees, was presented by Aisha bin Huwaireb Al Muhairi who hosted a lady to talk about her recovery from breast cancer. Dr. Isaaf Hasan Ba Rahma, Consultant and head of general surgery section at Dubai Hospital presented a lecture about means of protection and treatment, and the ......read more

    Dubai Customs Solves 170 IPR Disputes in 9 Months in 2020

    Dubai, UAE – 21 October 2020:  Dubai Customs solved 170 intellectual property disputes between January and September 2020 including 109 disputes between April and September, which was marred with the spread of the Covid-19 and lockdowns locally and internationally.  This reflects the high level of commitment from Dubai Customs side to fight counterfeiting despite the presence of these challenges and their direct impact on inspection operations.  “Fighting these counterfeit goods and preventing their entry into the country is very important, especially during the pandemic,” said Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Government, Legal and Humanity
     
    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

    Dubai-Born CAFU Works Towards Carbon Neutral Future by Unveiling The ‘CAFU Sustainability Deal'

    New strategy unveiled by UAE-based disruptor and pioneer to become carbon neutral Latest updates to ground-breaking Ghaf tree project unveiled Appointment of 'Sustainability and Community Manager' to drive the company’s efforts towards creating a sustainable future Aligning the business to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action Dubai, UAE, 17 November 2020: The planting of one million Ghaf trees forms the central pillar of the CAFU Sustainability Deal - the newly unveiled strategy by Dubai-born CAFU in its drive towards becoming carbon ......read more

    SLC enhances Dubai Government Employees' legal and legislative awareness

    Virtual workshop ‘Interpretation of Legal Text’ designed to build capacities that guarantee optimal implementation of legislation UAE, 27 October 2020 – As part of its efforts to enhance legislative and legal awareness within the government sector, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (the “SLC”) held a virtual awareness workshop titled ‘Interpretation of Legal Text’ led by Dr. Faisal Hasan Al-Omari, Legal Advisor at SLC. The workshop, which was conducted via Microsoft Teams, attracted a large ......read more

    Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum concludes on high note

    Environmental sustainability takes center stage during last day of Forum Attendees address pressing issues and new agreements signed on final day 10,000 viewers from 61 countries watch event’s 20 hours of live streams October 26, 2020- The virtual Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum hosted by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) ended on a high note recently, with more pressing issues tackled, new agreements signed, and a new project launched. During the final day’s in-depth discussions, experts spoke on the theme ‘Environmental, social and corporate ......read more

    UAE Minister of State for Food Security kicks off third day of Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum

    In the presence of Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply October 22, 2020 – Her Excellency Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, and Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Her Excellency Tereza Cristina, kicked off the third day of the Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum.     In her speech, Al Mheiri said that one of the reasons behind Brazil’s successful partnership with the UAE is its compliance with global food security standards, in addition to the Emirates’ ......read more

    Jebel Ali Customs Center Makes 103 Seizures and 104,700 Inspection Operations in 8 Months

    Dubai – 20 October 2020: Jebel Ali Customs Center, part of Dubai Customs’ Sea Customs Centers Management, thwarted 103 smuggling attempts in the first 8 months of 2020 (Jan-Aug).  A total of 104,074 inspection operations were done and 144,025 containers were scanned in this period.  Prohibited goods, which were seized by the Center, varied to include 33,930 kg of sandalwood, which is in violation of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Another seizure included 53,760 narcotic pills packed in 32 boxes, and another ......read more

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro leads opening of Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum

    Arab and Brazilian leaders join ongoing virtual event October 20, 2020 – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro led yesterday (Monday, October 19, 2020) the opening of the virtual Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum hosted by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in partnership with the League of Arab States and the Union of Arab Chambers. This year, the special online edition features several dignitaries from Brazil and Arab League member countries. Being held under the theme ‘The Future is Now,’ the economic forum aims to promote and strengthen the commercial ......read more

    DLD Fines 10 Real Estate Companies and Warns Another 30 for Not Adhering to Advertising Requirements

    • The fines are progressive and start from AED 50,000 • RERA urges those wishing to own property to verify the advertisement sources and licences before proceeding and paying any money   Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2020: The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), at Dubai Land Department (DLD), has implemented inspection campaigns aimed at auditing advertising permits and ensuring that various parties adhere to the circulars and laws enforced in the emirate. During the aforementioned campaigns, RERA fined 10 real estate companies and warned 30 others for not adhering to the ......read more

    Ministry of Economy participates in the launch of a global initiative to highlight innovations by startups in the UAE

    In cooperation with Microsoft and the Italian Intesa San Paolo and Cariplo Factory Al Falasi: The UAE has taken the regional lead in supporting the transition towards a circular economy Registration open to all startups operating in advanced technology sectors, especially circular economy 15 UAE startups will be eligible to participate in the second phase of the initiative Abu Dhabi, 20 October 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MOE), in cooperation with Microsoft, the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and the Italian Cariplo Factory, launched a global initiative called ......read more

    Dubai Customs Supports Economic Decision Making with 2,134 Trade Statistical Reports in First 9 Months

    Dubai, UAE – 19 October 2020: On the World Statistics Day, which is celebrated around the globe on 20 October 2020 under the theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust”, Dubai Customs revealed that it has generated 2,134 statistical reports on Dubai’s foreign trade during the period from January till September this year.   These reports were furnished to government and private sector organizations to help decision makers make informed decisions based on accurate statistical data, enabling them to formulate sound future strategies and forecasts of ......read more

    Statement from Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, on World Statistics Day 2020

    United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:  Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), states that World Statistics Day 2020 highlights the need to develop the science of statistics. Al Suwaidi said that with the availability of huge amounts of data – across all fields – comes the urgent need of human capabilities to produce accurate statistical data that adds value and supports progress.  Al Suwaidi said: “Today, our professional community celebrates World Statistics Day under the banner ......read more

    Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules

    First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab ......read more

    Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Taps Innovative Digital Tools to Host ‘The Future is Now' Economic Forum

    Including a TV-type format, 3D goggles, and smartphone to convene top-level participants from Arab countries and Brazil October 18, 2020- Unfazed by the physical challenges to gather and hold its international event amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is turning to highly innovative digital platforms to present a highly engaging online forum for organizations and companies in Arab countries and Brazil which will attend the Economic Forum for Brazil and the Arab Countries. The event themed ‘The Future is Now’, will be held from ......read more

    The 33 initiatives plan begins implementation of post-COVID recovery measures

    Headed by the Minister of Economy and with the participation of a number of ministers & officials Six tracks of the plan are new economy, opening of new markets, financing support, stimulating tourism, attracting talent& stimulating innovation 15 initiatives in the first phase within the recovery plan are being implemented by 12 ministries and federal and local entities Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2020: The Interim Committee responsible for the coordination and follow up with regard to the implementation of the flexible package and the general plan consisting of 33 initiatives to ......read more

    Sharjah Sports Club Names The Big Heart Foundation as Humanitarian Partner

    SSC will be working strategically to support the humanitarian efforts of TBHF Sharjah, October 15, 2020:  The fact that sports and philanthropy have a similar power to bring people from all walks of life together, to stand behind a cause has been proven, once again, as the Sharjah Sports Club (SSC) signed a cooperation agreement today (October 15) with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide.   With the signing of the agreement, SSC has named TBHF as its Humantarian partner . ......read more

    Advanced Online Channels Help Reduce Dubai Customs' Customer Services Centers

    Dubai – 17 October 2020:  Dubai Customs made another success story- thanks to the fruitful cooperation with its clients and strategic partners- as it raised the percentage of online services to 99.3%, completing 7.2m transactions during H1, 2020, growing 38.5% compared to 5.2m transactions in the corresponding period last year. This has led to reducing time and effort on clients and reduced cost on businesses.  With this in mind, Dubai Customs, following its digital transformation policy, announced the closure down of some customer service centers, while boosting services ......read more

    Dubai Customs Wins 7 Ideas America Awards 2020

    Dubai – 14 October 2020:  Dubai Customs bagged 7 new Ideas America Awards that crowned their many successes in 2020. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs honored the winners in a virtual honoring ceremony.  The Government Department deserved these awards in recognition of its noticeable efforts in advancing corporate innovation worldwide for the categories announced by Ideas America in its virtual training summit on 25th September.  The awards included 4 in innovation and 3 for distinctive executives and employees, including the first place ......read more

    Expo Khor Fakkan Gears Up for Launching 10th Wedding Show 2020

    Sharjah, October 13, 2020:  The Expo Khor Fakkan continues its preparations for launching the 10th edition of the Wedding Show which will kick off on 28 October and lasts until 31 October, amid broad participation of the UAE brands specializing in fashion, wedding accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, and abaya. The Wedding Show is a unique opportunity for each bride to learn about the latest fashion lines from wedding dresses, evening dresses, elegant abayas, perfumes, and cosmetics. It also caters for brides and women who are passionate to get acquainted with the latest trends in the ......read more

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed Issues Decree Making It Mandatory for Local Dubai Sports Clubs to Appoint Emiratis as Assistant Coaches in First Teams of All Team Sports

    Decision aims to empower national coaches and help develop their skills   United Arab Emirates,  October 13, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has issued Decree No. 4 of 2020, which makes it mandatory for all government clubs of Dubai to appoint an Emirati assistant coach for all their first teams, in all team sports, starting with the current 2020-21 season. His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed has directed the clubs and sports companies in Dubai’s public sports sector to expedite ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Tackles Key Industry Challenges and Opportunities

    Leading industry players shared insights on strategies to enhance the economy and the maritime transport sector in the GCC Region   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2020: DP World, UAE Region, a premier logistics company and a leading enabler of trade, was a part of the CEO Forum: Challenges and Future Opportunities for Ports and Shipping in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Virtually held on October 6, 2020, the event united industry experts who shared insights on the hurdles faced due to the current COVID crisis and elaborated on favourable opportunities in the ......read more

    WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally

    For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of ......read more

    Newly Launched Chamber Connect Series Highlights Global Chambers' Response to Covid-19

    • Hosted by Dubai Chamber, the virtual series brings together chamber leaders and members to share knowledge, best practices and solutions.   • Inaugural event attended by 200 participants from 58 countries, including chamber leaders and representatives from member companies.   • H.E. Buamim: Pandemic has underlined the vital roles that chambers play in supporting their respective business communities with value-added services, expertise, digital transformation and advocacy.     United Arab Emirates,  October 11, 2020:  ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Named Winner of 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    The honour comes in recognition of the chamber’s leading role as a responsible entity towards the society Sharjah, October 7, 2020:   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has won the 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the category of public sector organization/ departments. Organized by the Arabia CSR Network, the award is the first-of-its-kind initiative to gain the support of the leadership of Dubai, the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programme, the League of Arab States, and a wide host of private sector ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi: We Must All Share the Responsibility of Educating Women Around the World

    Her Highness was speaking at a private virtual dialogue organized by UNHCR ahead of the unveiling  of the overall winner of the 2020 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award   United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has called on the international community to make education of refugee girls a top priority.  Her Highness ......read more

    Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery

    The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups. United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of ......read more

    Virtual WETEX & Dubai Solar Show Promise a Unique Experience for International Exhibitors & Visitors Using the Latest Global Technologies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2020:  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) 3D virtual Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show, which it will organise from 26 to 28 October 2020, will use the latest technologies to provide a unique experience for international exhibitors and visitors,. The announcement was made at a virtual press conference held by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show. The conference was held on the virtual platform that will be ......read more

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