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    Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar

    Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold Group; Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD, Pure Gold Group, and other police officials. Commenting on the event, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, says “Iftar is a time for ‘togetherness’ with all members of the community, and throughout the holy month of Ramadan, we strive to devote our time and efforts to spreading love, forgiveness and peace. We collaborated with Umm Al Quwain Police to host iftar for the prisoners from ......read more

    "The Family's Happiness and Stability"

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project 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 which carries the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". The dialogue session stressed the importance of promoting the principles that support the sustainability of the family's happiness and stability, and provide all means to achieve and ensure social balance. This was made clear within the context that a happy family is the cornerstone for building a cohesive society, with children blessed with sound education, good ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its kind targeting government female employees in Dubai with the objective of enhancing ties and positive interaction between female employees in different government departments.  The event included a lecture entitled “The Foundation of the Happy UAE Home” delivered by Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) and Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion Department at ......read more

    SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary country of tolerance, openness, and co-existence

    Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched its ‘Tolerance-related Legislation’ awareness initiative. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the recently issued forward-looking legislation, inspired by the UAE wise leadership’s vision of promoting tolerance as an ethical human value and establishing it as a culture in social practices and government policies. The initiative emanates from the ......read more

    Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices

    Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department overviewed the performance indicators and overall communication methodologies in place in the department including CSR, Media and PR.  “We have built a coherent communication strategy over the years, which is key to ensure the most current and important information about the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Customs is always available and being conveyed to both our internal and ......read more

    MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emiratis talents

    Youth Council supports Year of Tolerance with new artistic platform  Al Olama: Tolerance is a sublime national value that frames creative youth talents   UAE, Dubai, May 13, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has stressed the importance of utilizing the potential of youth and fostering their skills to support the UAE’s development progress.   HE Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for MoHAP, said it is very significant to adopt youth innovations and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge that respond to rapid changes and enhance the UAE’s reputation and its soft power.    “The UAE is empowering its youth through the development of a knowledge-based economy led by mindful and educated young people capable of devising innovative solutions ......read more

    FANR commemorates International Internal Audit Awareness month

    FANR’s Internal Audit Department hosts knowledge sharing session led by Khalid Hamid, Executive Director of the State Audit Institution of the UAE FANR’s Corporate Governance is built upon transparency, accountability and fairness   13 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, is commemorating International Internal Audit Awareness month by holding special knowledge sharing sessions and highlighting the significant contribution of its Internal Audit Department in improving the effectiveness of FANR’s risk management, internal controls and governance processes.   Advocated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), International Internal Audit Awareness month takes place globally ......read more

    Dubai Customs thwarts 87 marijuana oil smuggling attempts through Dubai airports in 1Q 2019

    Dubai – 11 May 2019:  Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs made 87 seizures of marijuana oil in 1Q 2019 compared to only 7 seizures in 2018. The department made 36 seizures in total in 2018.  “It is a huge increase in seizures for this illegal substance. We need to work together with all relevant departments in the country to fight the smuggling of narcotics, especially marijuana oil which is used in e-cigarettes and vape pens” Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department said. “Raising awareness around the hazards and bad effects of narcotics is very important, especially among young people.”   Al Kamali said they take all measures to prevent the smuggling of marijuana oil through Dubai airports.  “Our inspection officers have a very high ......read more

    6,000 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Saad bin Said Al-Ghamdi at Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai

    11 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai hosted 6,000 worshippers during the third and fourth day of Ramadan praying Taraweeh with Sheikh Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamidi, Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Taraweeh is an additional prayer of the Sunni Muslims performed at night after Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Ghamidi was invited by Ramadan Dubai, an event which runs during the whole duration of Ramadan. It is organized by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Ramadan Dubai aims to strengthen the state’s status as a leading model for tolerance and peaceful coexistence between different nationalities ......read more

    SAIF ZONE holds meeting for business councils, bringing together more than 100 businessmen and investors

    SAIF Zone showcases high-end services and incentives before business councils Sharjah, 11 May 2019 More than 100 chairpersons and members of business councils as well as foreign investors interested in setting up businesses at the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) have recently gathered to learn about the zone’s high-end services and incentives. The meeting, which was organized by SAIF Zone and attended by representatives of multinational companies. Ms. Marian Carella, Chairman of Philippine Business Council and Mr. Iqbal Dawood, President of Pakistan Business Council were present at the meeting.  SAIF ZONE’s highlighted the distinguished services across many trade, logistic transport and industry sectors, which have been put in place to attract foreign investors and investments, enhance ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber Discusses Enhancing Trade and Investment Cooperation with Brazil

    Sharjah, 11 May 2019:  H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), received recently, in his office at the SCCI, H.E.  Luis Limos Iqerga, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.  The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al-Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Rafael Solimar, Head of the International Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Fatima Al Mokarrab, Head of the SCCI’s International Cooperation Department. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting cooperation in various fields, especially trade and investment sectors, as well as developing the friendly relations between business communities in Sharjah and ......read more

    23 Leading Thinkers and Experts to Headline 8th Sharjah Ramadan Majlis

    SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI SAYS SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS CELEBRATES EMIRATI TRADITIONS AND VALUES Sharjah, 6 May , 2019:  The Sharjah Press Club, an initiative of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, has unveiled the agenda of the eighth edition of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, to be held from May 13 to May 26 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. The Sharjah Ramadan Majlis sessions, once again being hosted in partnership with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (Sharjah Radio & TV), are aimed at tackling a broad spectrum of issues and topics -- from religion, society, health, culture and sports to education and community welfare -- and contribute to constructive dialogue and dissemination of knowledge. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, stressed that the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis ......read more

    United Arab Emirates Online Application Process Launched for Long-Term Residence Visas

    Middle East Immigration News Flash 40/2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  Executive summary  Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates in 2018, can now submit an online application for a six-month entry permit in order to complete procedures related to their purpose of residence that will enable them to finalise the immigration process.     Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018, can now submit an online application for a sixmonth entry permit. The application is part of the process in completing procedures related to the foreign national’s purpose of residence (e.g.: business projects, investment in real ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group Concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Award 2019 by Honoring 13 Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

     78 women participated this year includes 61 professional and 17 business women  The over All Business Category winner is H.H. Sheikha Dr. Shama bint Mohammed bin Khaled Al Nahyan The over All Professional Category winner is Eng. Maitha Mohammad Bin Adai & Ms. Amina Ahmad Mohammed Ahmad Dubai, 05 May, 2019, UAE:  Dubai Quality Group concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and the patronage of DQG.    The award was graced by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Eng. Hassan Omar, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, DQG Board Members, VIPs, government officials, Jury Members, Award Assessors, Participants Sponsors, Media Partners, and distinguished ......read more

    Dubai Police, AFSAC of Tunisia sign pact for training

    Agreement for training police force at airports Dubai, May 02, 2019:    Dubai Police and AFSAC (ICAO AVSEC Training Centre) of Tunisia signed an agreement for sharing knowledge and infrastructure at their respective centres to train the police force working at airports. Maj General Pilot Ahmad Mohammed Bin Thani, Assistant Commander for Seaports & Airports Affairs, Dubai Police, signed the agreement on behalf of Dubai Police, and Asiza Seddik, ASTC Director, International Civil Aviation Organization, signed on behalf of AFSAC. The agreement was signed at the ongoing Dubai Airport Show. “Dubai and Tunisia are under the ICAO umbrella. ICAO also requested Dubai Police to make this agreement for sharing knowledge between Tunisia and Dubai,” said Maj General Bin Thani. Dubai is also looking at signing ......read more

    Dubai Customs honors top performers in 1st monthly client recognition ceremony

    Dubai – 01 May 2019:   As a token of appreciation to its outstanding clients, Dubai Customs held its first client recognition ceremony of 2019, which will become an established monthly event to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories.   Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih attended the ceremony along with a host of business representatives, senior executives and heads of departments and customs centers. HE Musabih honored a number of top performing companies clients of Dubai Customs who achieved great results this year in different rewarding categories including clearance, mobile services, smart workspace, AEO, virtual corridor, and complaints /suggestions and others.      “Dubai Customs has reached unprecedented new heights of customer ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces Bookings 2030, a Ramadan digitally driven fundraising campaign

    Campaign invites UAE community to make a booking with a future professional in 2030 and is set to raise funds that will enable children and youth to realize their aspirations through education Campaign contributes to the reskilling revolution by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which hopes to provide skills to 15 million people by 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 30, 2019:   This Ramadan, Dubai Cares is offering members of the community an opportunity to make a booking in 2030 for doctors’ appointments, flights, lectures, hotel stays, concerts and film premieres.  Through Bookings 2030, Dubai Cares hopes to influence people’s perception of charity, particularly in the context of education. The campaign’s main premise is that by providing education to children and young people, we are ......read more

    GCC governments could generate an additional US$10 billion per year by managing gas portfolios on a commercial basis

    Demand for gas in the GCC is growing at a compounded annual rate of 5% from 2010 to 2017 Governments must start making hard decisions about how best to use gas amid competing demands Reallocating just 10% of current production levels could increase the region’s GDP and foreign earnings by up to US$10 billion a year, or support the  creation of 100,000 jobs Strategy& outlines three areas to capture benefits and unlock significant value Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019:   Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments could generate  US$10 billion yearly in additional GDP and foreign earnings, or support the creation of 100,000 jobs, by applying commercial principles to the management of their gas portfolios, according to a recent report conducted by Strategy&, part of the PwC network. GCC countries ......read more

    2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival Underlines Abu Dhabi's Position as a Leader of Tolerance

    Event in the UAE capital draws to a close after four successful days of cultural performances, interactive workshops and discussion on importance of cooperation between Islamic countries Festival’s main stage featured 30 cultural performances by groups from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Palestine, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan   Artists and visitors praise Abu Dhabi’s ability to unite Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2019:   Abu Dhabi has once again shown the leading role it plays in promoting cultural diversity, tolerance and unity while preserving traditions spanning the entire Islamic world, according to exhibitors and visitors at the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival OIC, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council launches 2nd cycle of Mentorship Programme

    42 applications received in cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that 42 members submitted their applications to join in the 2nd cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019, which was launched following the resounding success achieved in the first cycle.   The six-month programme, which will end in October, will foster businesswomen and female entrepreneurs' skills, develop their expertise, and enhance their competitiveness within the business community.   The progamme was launched as part of the DBWC's leading initiatives to celebrate the Year of Tolerance.   The steering committee of the 2nd cycle has recently held a meeting to approve the names of mentees and bring them together with the ......read more

    His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Uae Minister of Tolerance, Opens the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival

    UAE Minister: “Festival contributes to strengthening the values of solidarity and cohesion in line with UAE 'Year of Tolerance' and the UAE's commitment to spreading the message of tolerance around the world Landmark event inaugurated with special performance by multi award-winning singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, who will play full concert at Emirates Palace on April 25 Four-day festival is a celebration of cultural diversity of Islam Abu Dhabi, April 24, 2019:   His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance today opened the 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, a four-day celebration of Islam  in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will unite nations from across the Islamic world in a tailored platform shedding  light on the ......read more

    Participate in the UAE's largest Music Monkeys class ‘Music for Smiles' to raise funds for Operation Smile

    Hosting UAE’s third largest musical class, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds for Operation Smile UAE on 2nd May 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:  Music Monkeys, the UAE’s premiere musical institute has been dedicatedly working towards building and developing the sensory needs of young children through the wonderful art form of music. Music Monkeys who operate classes tailor made to different age groups, has now joined hands with Operation Smile UAE to raise funds for underprivileged children.  For the third year running, Music Monkeys will be hosting the UAE’s largest musical class for parents and young children, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds and build awareness. At last year’s event Music Monkeys raised AED 5,555 to help children with cleft palates and cleft lips ......read more

    Dubai Customs honors female winners of Al Thuraya Award in its 1st edition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates  – 22 April 2019:  Dubai Customs celebrated its leading customs female employees in Al Thuraya Award ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said women are an integral part of any progress and development in society.  “Empowerment of women has been one of the main strategies in the UAE since the time of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, May Allah bless his soul.  The event took place in the presence of Raja Al Gurg, president of Dubai Business Women Council and a leading businesswoman in her right, alongside a host of senior executives, heads of departments, female community leaders and members of ladies committees in government entities.    Musabih thanked all who contributed to and supported the ......read more

    Jebel Ali Center performs 766,000 customs transactions in Q1 2019

    Dubai – Sunday 21 April 2019:  Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management carried out around 766,000 customs transactions and made 30 seizures during the 1st quarter of 2019.  The strategic customs management, which performs all customs operations of Jebel Ali Port; the largest marine terminal in the Middle East and the flagship facility of DP World’s portfolio of over 65 marine terminals across six continents, showcased its latest achievements to the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih during his evening visit to the center. During the visit Musabih met with Yousef Al Hashimi, Director of Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management and the management’s employees. “It’s no surprise Jebel Ali Customs Center has achieved remarkably in the first quarter, thanks to their highly trained staff and ......read more

    As part of Volunteer Emirates Dubai Cares gives a makeover to Sharjah's National Charity Schools for Girls

    150 volunteers participate in the 2nd edition to enhance the learning environment for 1,500 students  Dubai, United Arb Emirates – April 20, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted today the second edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of the National Charity Schools Girls (NCS) in Nasiriyah, Sharjah. This edition witnessed an impressive participation of 150 volunteers who helped in the refurbishment of the school to enhance the learning environment for 1,500 students.   As part of this initiative, volunteers brought practical necessities to the school, including assembling 750 students’ desks and chairs, installing laser printers, and data shows. In addition to installing essential education equipment, they also stocked the ......read more

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    Dubai youth and dignitaries interacted during Ramadan Dubai Majlis

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organize Ramadan Dubai Majlis 16 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, hosted a number of youth and promising dignitaries at Ramadan Dubai Majlis, an activity under the Ramadan Dubai project held in Dubai on Tuesday evening, the ninth day of Ramadan. This was in coordination with the majlis of H.E. Issa Al-Sirkal. The dialogue included constructive sessions aimed at promoting the convergence of generations, sustaining the message of the elders, listening to ideas of the youth and ......read more

    Ramadan Dubai offers a special program for senior citizens

    12 May 2019, Dubai, UAE- The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, in cooperation with the Senior Happiness Centre of the Dubai Health Authority, has organized a series of visits to preach to the centre’s senior citizens, as part of Ramadan Dubai activities. Ramadan Dubai is organized by IACAD and carries the theme “Ramadan Dubai Compassion & Coexistence”. The project aims to spread the values of Islam and the spirit of tolerance among citizens and residents of the communities, promote the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence through the application ......read more

    Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority highlights benefits of new Aman System in enhancing emergency response times

    April 25, 2019: The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority (SPSA) has affirmed their continuing commitment towards providing the emirate's real estate segment with the necessary tools needed in ensuring the safety of its citizens, residents and their property, through its new Aman System, which is expected to help pave the way for improved fire prevention, safety and security measures--falling in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The statement was made during a special conference organized by ......read more

    Trakhees receives 5 ISO certificates

    Dubai – Saturday 20 April 2019:  Trakhees, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai made a remarkable achievement by being certified to five ISO standards in complaints handling, quality management, IT management, environment management and HS management.  Adnan Al Abbar, CEO of Trakhees, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai expressed his happiness for this achievement and confirmed Trakhees incessant efforts within its 2019-2021 plan to give more focus to clients and build more interactive ......read more

    Dubai Cares invites UAE community to empower children and young people with education through its Adopt a School initiative

    The initiative benefits primary and secondary schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and Senegal UAE-based individuals and organizations can also travel for a one-week volunteering mission  18 schools were adopted in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the 2019 edition of its “Adopt a School” initiative. The fundraising initiative invites UAE-based individuals and organizations to adopt one or more schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and/or ......read more

    The World Free Zones Organization, in association with El Consorci de la Zona Franca, announces the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 20

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April 2019:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) in cooperation with El Consorci de la Zona Franca (CZFB), has announced the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2019 (AICE) taking place in Barcelona, Spain between 26 and 28 June 2019.  The announcement came during a press conference in the Spanish city of Barcelona which highlighted the important role that free zones play in supporting global supply and value chains. The event also highlighted the direct contribution free zones have in ......read more

    A Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations a Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations

    2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will demonstrate cultural diversity and spread Islamic messages of unity and tolerance to the world Four-day festival will provide platform for Islamic nations to strengthen collaboration and form new partnerships  Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2019:   The 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, will be a four-day celebration of Islam and a platform for Muslim ......read more

    Dubai Customs and Dubai Police discuss further security cooperation

    Dubai, UAE 16th April 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received a delegation from Dubai Police headed by Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. The meeting covered different issues of cooperation in security, and paved the way to a future agreement on different aspects in fulfilment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  Bin Sulayem took the visitors on a tour where they saw different ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces emergency support to Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai at World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

    AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) funding to Education Cannot Wait will help restore education for children affected by the cyclone and flooding Dubai Cares’ delegation also attends UNICEF's "Generation Unlimited" Global Board Meeting  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, joined government officials, representatives from private sector, UN aid agencies, civil society and philanthropic organizations, international philanthropists and academia for a series of ......read more

    Emirates Post Recognized for Outstanding Customer Services by Universal Postal Union for the 3rd time

    Emirates Post takes home Customer Care Award  UAE becomes the only Arab Country to win the award three times Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:   Post, the UAE’s leading postal services provider, won its third International Express Mail Services accolade for outstanding Customer Services, making the UAE the only Arab country to win the award three times. Granted by the EMS unit of Universal Postal Union (UPU), the award reaffirms the organization’s position as leading postal, express delivery and courier firm that is able to meet ever-changing customer ......read more

    UAE's First Digital Government presents Ajman's Digital Transformation Journey at WSIS 2019, Geneva

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 13, 2019:  The Ajman Digital Government participates in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The event that is running from the 8th to 12th of April is witnessing an international participation from countries, their ministries and organizations that have taken a crucial decision in their governance of ensuring technology and information is always the core of their policies.   Ajman Digital Government is part of the UAE delegation representing the country’s achievements in the arenas of IT ......read more

    Record results and renowned awards for Dubai Customs in 1st quarter 2019

    Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih applauded the great acheivements of Dubai Customs in Q1 2019, which came in fulfilment of the emirate’s overall vision in general and the 50-Year Charter and the Eight Principles of Governance in particular. The organization has scored best on the “Leadership in Government Services Index”.  “Improving government services is key for the Dubai Government vision, as part of its strategy to implement the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, ......read more

    New libraries opened across Terminals 1 and 3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport

    10 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports, with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has opened a series of new ‘AUH Libraries’ at Abu Dhabi International Airport, following the UAE’s Month of Reading in March 2019.  Located across Terminals 1 and 3, passengers are welcome to visit the Main Library near gates 14-18 in the T1-Transit area, as well as three ‘mini libraries’ along the airside corridor between T1 and T3 and an additional three mini libraries at the departure pier in T3 ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Hosts Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    Under the theme "One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance" Islamic nations come together to highlight their cultures and traditions during four-day festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) The Festival will spread Islamic messages of unity, tolerance and multiculturalism to the world Abu Dhabi, 10 April 2019:   The City of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of Tolerance and Multiculturalism, will host the second edition of the Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council reports 10% growth in membership database during Q1 2019

    DBWC organises 13 different events aimed at enhancing members’ expertise in Q1. More than 308 businesswomen took part in Q1 events, discussing advanced vision of Dubai businesswomen Al Gurg: DBWC strategic plans were upgraded, focusing more on quality trainings DBWC launches 2nd Mentorship Programme 2019 to develop and foster members’ skills in cooperation with renewed experts. Leading international companies to take part in 2nd Mentorship Programme, including "Google”, "Facebook”, "Canon Middle East" and "BWC". DBWC holds ......read more

    Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”

    Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.    Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the ......read more

    Director of Dubai Customs makes evening tour to Customs Declaration Management and Control Room

    Dubai, UAE 6th April, 2019:   Director of Dubai Customs made an evening tour to the Customs Declaration Management and the Control Room of the Customs Intelligence Department. He confirmed that Part of Dubai Customs role is to maintain security and safety through securing the emirate’s borders and entry points and protecting society from the hazards of illegitimate trade. “Serve People” is one of the ten commandments of governance set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Inspires Competitors as 12 UAE Teams Ready for Ultimate Gov Games Finale

    Abu Dhabi Police and Dubai Police join F3, Fujairah Police, Dubai State Security Apparatus and the UAE Ministry of Education in the men’s final F3, the UAE Ministry of Education, Dubai Tourism, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Airports and DEWA to contest women’s final AED 3 million Gov Games prize fund to be decided in mega finale on Saturday at Kite Beach The Weakest Link named hardest obstacle after defeating all 168 male and female teams Dubai, UAE - April 6, 2019: Fresh from qualifying for the Gov Games 2019 men’s final with Team F3, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan ......read more

    UAE's intelligent transportation system sector to witness 9.2 percent CAGR during 2017-2023: report

    Rising demand for smart vehicles and IoT solutions driving market growth  Future Cities Show to convene experts to tackle impact of smart mobility  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 April 2019:   The UAE’s intelligent transportation system market is seen to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2 percent during 2017-2023. An industry report released by Research and Market showed that the segment is poised for healthy growth within the covered period due to a number of factors, among which is the rising local demand for smart vehicles and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Evaluates Innovative Genetic Drug for Blindness Treatment

    The UAE is one of the world’s first countries to get this medicine  Discussion on the registration of 94 pharmaceutical products (including 15 innovative products, 14 biological preparations and 65 generic medicines) UAE, Dubai, April 3, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) revealed that a specialized team from the Higher Committee for Drug Registration representing all UAE health authorities, has evaluated an innovative genetic drug for treating blindness resulting from hereditary retinal degeneration. The genetic drug has already been approved and ......read more

    FANR Launches Legal Developee Programme

    First of its kind in the UAE, the Legal Developee Programme to provide UAE nationals with expertise in local and international nuclear law   3 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has launched a Legal Developee Programme designed to train UAE nationals in nuclear law and prepare them for employment at the Legal Affairs Department of FANR. The first-of-its-kind in the UAE, the programme forms a part of FANR’s strategy to build long-term sustainability by developing ......read more

    Nominations Announced for Long-Term Visas for Executives in the Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with exceptional talents and others, as determined by the United Arab Emirate government in 2018.    The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone (DIFC) launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with ......read more

    Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launches Aman system for protection of individuals and properties

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:   The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launched yesterday (April 01,2019) the new Aman system to enhance the emirate’s fire prevention capabilities and implement the best industry practices to build a safe and risk-free society. The initiative is in response to the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to protect individuals and properties throughout the emirate. To be managed by Saned, Aman is an advanced fire detection system that can be installed in ......read more

    Dubai Cares scales up children's literacy program in Sri Lanka

    The 3-year program is set to improve the literacy skills of over 30,000 children in 4 districts Program seeks to support the Ministry of Education to boost literacy in every primary school in the country    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 April, 2019:   A delegation from Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently visited Sri Lanka to launch a new program, in partnership with Save the Children. The program aims to improve children’s literacy levels in the Northern and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, where ......read more

    Amidst Growing Investments in Cyber Security, Dubai Electronic Security Center Highlights Latest Developments and Practices at GISEC

    Moving towards a safer, more secure cyber space Dubai, UAE – April 1, 2019:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), announces its participation as the official government cyber security partner for the second consecutive year at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the largest annual information security event in the Middle East, which brings together cybersecurity experts from around the world. DESC will highlight the latest developments and practices in cybersecurity as well as initiatives geared at making Dubai’s cyber space the most secure ......read more

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