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    The opening of the tenth Autism Week at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

    Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The tenth Autism Week is held at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi In collaboration with Emirates Center for Autism and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry  22 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the community mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Emirates Autism Center to host its tenth Autism Week, from 20th-24th. The aim of the interactive five-day children’s festival is to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, which currently affects 1 in 68 children worldwide. Therefore, to ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Concludes Third and Final UNESCO Workshop and Announces Immediate Work on Inventorying

    Dubai, 20 April, 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has concluded its third and final workshop in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the framework of the ‘2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)’. Right after culmination of workshop, the CEO of HHC, H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, announced putting into action immediate work plans on inventorying the country’s elements of intangible cultural heritage in collaboration with the respective local communities. The 5-day workshop was held from 16 to 20 April 2017 at the JW Mariott Marquis in Dubai. The third UNESCO workshop titled “Developing Safeguarding Plans for Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Dubai” was attended by 20 ......read more

    Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre Welcomes Senior Delegation from Chechen Republic

    •    Chairman of Vnesheconombank leads delegation on visit to gain understanding of DIFC structure  •    Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar in attendance  •    Visit explores ways to strengthen relations between UAE and Chechen Republic  Dubai-UAE: 20 April 2017 – His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), welcomed a senior delegation yesterday from the Chechen Republic led by Gorkov Sergey Nikolaevich, Chairman of Vnesheconombank, the Russian state-owned development bank. His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, was also in attendance. The objective of the Chechen delegation’s trip to Dubai was to explore ways to enhance bilateral relations between ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Opens First UAE Foodbank Branch

    Over 96 hotels and 240 food shops across the UAE sign on Dubai, UAE: 19 April, 2017 The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees said, “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement of the UAE Foodbank initiative in January. The site is equipped with all the necessary technical and logistical amenities to provide support and sport the launch of the foodbank’s operations.”  Sheikha Hind praised the effort put into ensuring the success of the UAE Foodbank, and into reflecting UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to ......read more

    Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Inaugurates 18th Annual Regional Audit Conference

    Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Technological transformation to change the future of internal auditing More than 700 internal auditing professionals, decision-makers participate in the conference  ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association is playing a key role in facilitating education of internal auditors in our country by offering an invaluable training and education to its almost 2,000 members and working effectively to increasing the number of Emirati auditors.  These words came from His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who inaugurated the 18th Annual Regional Conference, organised by the UAE IAA in Abu Dhabi today. His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan said: “Our great leader His Highness the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Hosts High-Level Delegation from Azerbaijan

    - Visiting delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Economy H.E. Sahil Babayev -Meeting focused on enhancing economic cooperation and potential to expand trade ties in agriculture, retail, logistics, transport and tourism sectors 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level delegation from Azerbaijan on Wednesday (April 19th) at its head office, which was led by H.E. Sahil Babayev, the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy. The visiting delegation, which included 28 representatives from the country’s public and private sectors, was received by H.E. Majid Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and H.E. Mohammed Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs for the UAE Ministry of Economy. Delegates met with H.E. Al Shamsi, H.E. Al Shehhi, and a group ......read more

    Empower Awards AED 62million New Contracts in the First Quarter of 2017

    “This is another important milestone in reinforcing our presence and progress. These contracts will further support our commitment to increase environmental efficiency,” says H.E Bin Shafar. Dubai, UAE, April 19 2017:Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts valued at AED 62million in the first quarter of the year. According to Empower, the main reason behind the increase in the number as well as the value of contracts is the customers’ growing trust in the district cooling service, in terms of its efficiency compared to conventional cooling services. The company recently announced that the number of its customers has increased to reach 65,000 at the end of 2016. Empower underscored that the number ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Hosts Workshop on Legal Aspects of UAE Residency

    - Workshop aimed to raise awareness about key legal and practical matters related to UAE residency and employment  - Discussions covered a variety of topics, including short and long-term visit and employment permits, business travel, residency compliance, and residency violations 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a one-day legal workshop on Tuesday (April 18th) at its head office in cooperation with Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP and Fragomen (UAE) LLC to provide local businesses and employers with more clarity on key legal and practical aspects related to UAE residency. Entitled ‘Key Legal & Practical Aspects of UAE Residency’, the workshop was attended by Dubai Chamber Members, Legal Experts, Human Resources Professionals, Business Owners, General Managers, ......read more

    Enviroserve UAE to Set up World's Largest Integrated Electronics, Waste Recycling Plant at Dubai Industrial Park

    •    Swiss Government Export Finance Agency backs one of the largest foreign direct environment investments in UAE •    AED120 million e-waste recycling facility with 39,000 tons processing capacity to span 228,000 square feet •    Region’s first renewable energy-powered recycling facility with zero air, liquid emissions Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Enviroserve UAE, a global leader in the delivery of niche waste and environmental solutions, has signed an agreement with Dubai Wholesale City for the construction of a 228,000 sq ft electronics and specialized waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park, the dedicated industrial hub within Dubai Wholesale City.  The signatories included Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, and ......read more

    Dubai Customs signs cooperation agreement with BUiD, and unleashes innovation

    Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2017:  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the innovation policies and programs adopted at Dubai Customs are based on the national innovation strategy and the strategic development plans. 97% client happiness, 89% supplier happiness, and 90% partner happiness were the fruits of adopting these plans and programs.  During his participation in an event organized by Dubai Customs under the theme “Unleash Innovation” Musabih reaffirmed the Department’s commitment of providing a positive workplace conducive to innovation.  He added:” Our innovations have raised Dubai Customs’ profile as a leading customs administration. We were accredited by the Global Innovation Institute thanks to 11 unprecedented innovations the Department has put forth. ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center partners with Comae Technologies to Deliver OPCDE

    OPCDE is the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East   Students at OPCDE will demonstrate their technical ability as part of “The UAE National Cyber Security Capture The Flag!” Competition  18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), a Dubai government entity whose mission is to make Dubai the safest electronic city in the world, entered in strategic partnership with award-winning UAE-based cyber security start-up, Comae Technologies to support them to deliver OPCDE, the first of its kind cyber security event in the Middle-East. The exclusive cyber security conference will take place on April 26-27th, 2017 at the futuristic Dubai Future Accelerator Space, in the Emirates Towers. This conference brings together security researchers and professionals from the ......read more

    Dubai Chamber opens eighth representative office in Brazil

    São Paulo office is the Chamber’s first within Latin America  Office will aim to boost trade and investment flows between Dubai and Latin America H.E. Al Ghurair: Office opening falls in line with the Chamber’s international expansion plans and efforts to enhance economic cooperation with promising markets H.E. Buamim: This move demonstrates Chamber’s strong commitment to expanding trade ties between Dubai-based businesses and their Latin American counterparts Brazil is Dubai’s top trading partner in Latin America with bilateral trade valued at AED 6 billion in 2016 Dubai's non-oil trade with Latin America reached AED 17.4 billion in 2016, a 29% growth rate compared to AED 13.5 billion in 2010 Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced on ......read more

    HE Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori receives Michael J. Saylor President & Chairman of MicroStrategy to discuss opportunities for cooperation

    Underlines the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a global ICT hub Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2017:  His Excellency Rashed bin Lahej Al Mansoori, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Systems &Information Centre , the pioneering Government entity responsible for the ICT agenda in Abu Dhabi , recently received in his office Michael J. Saylor , President, Chairman and CEO at MicroStrategy® (Nasdaq: MSTR) Incorporated, one of the world's leading company in the field of analytics technology for companies and mobility solutions and information security.. HE Al Mansoori thanked Mr. Saylor for his visit, adding that it confirms that International companies are interested in the technological developments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. HE stressed that the Center is ready and looking forward to strengthen bonds of cooperation ......read more

    Taima Abdullah Al Omari Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Kuwait

    Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Kuwait: 18 April, 2017 Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Kuwait National Library. His Excellency honoured Taima Abdullah Al Omari, the Kuwait ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at Al Ratqa High School, and Dr. Mubarak Raja Al Otaibi, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award for the state. His Excellency stated, “We are proud of our schools and students, who made excellent progress at the second round of the Arab Reading Challenge. We congratulate Taima Al Omari and Dr. Mubarak Al Otaibi, and wish them success as they enter the fourth and final stage of the challenge on ......read more

    H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi visits Tadweer and learns about the latest waste management projects

    Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2017 - His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi), where he was greeted by H.E. Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, General Manager of Tadweer. The visit comes in line with the Ministry’s objective to contribute to creating a sustainable environment in accordance with the UAE Vision 2021.  During his visit, H.E. Dr. Al Zeyoudi toured around all departments of Tadweer and was given a clear and detailed explanation about Tadweer’s projects and services, including Strategy, Public Awareness, Collection and Transportation of Waste, Public Health Pest Control, Projects, Licensing, Tariff and Customer Service and products of recycling plants.   Tadweer is the leading government entity ......read more

    CRA Managed Increased Demand for Spectrum Licenses & Frequencies in 2016

    Number of spectrum licences issued up by 145%, frequency assignments by 117%, type approvals requests remained unchanged    Doha, April 18, 2017: In 2016, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) met full and diverse range radiocommunication spectrum needs for the State of Qatar issuing a total of 4,059 (up by 145% from 1,654 licenses in 2015) spectrum licenses during the year. The number of frequencies assigned also increased significantly to 2,538 (up by 117% from 1,167 in 2015).Type approval certificates issued for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (RTTE) remained relatively unchanged at 1,114 (from 1,212 in 2015).  In 2016 CRA also finalized the National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) with appropriate consideration to planning of projects in sectors that are critical to Qatar’s economy. ......read more

    Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Attracts More than 700 Submissions

    -Second edition of competition sees 100% increase in number of submissions  -Top three winners to receive cash prizes, access to training and support  -Al Zaabi: Response to competition has been very strong and Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem remains a major force driving its economy 18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has started assessing entries for the second edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which was recently launched by the Chamber in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. The competition aims to strengthen the role of entrepreneurs in contributing to Dubai’s strategic plans by giving them an opportunity to support the emirate’s transformation to a global smart city. The Chamber received more than 700 innovative ideas in the second ......read more

    Emirates Auction, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organize Auctions Worth AED58.5 Million

    Dubai-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – Within less than two years of the partnership between Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Emirates Auction, 230 assets owned by minors under the Foundation’s care have been sold for a total value of AED58.5 million. The assets that have been auctioned include properties worth AED50,951,975 million, as well as distinguished number plates worth AED4,071,800 million, vehicles estimated at AED2,819,600 million, and other shares and assets valued at AED710,148. As a preliminary step, these assets were carefully evaluated by Emirates Auction to preserve the rights of their owners and achieve a fair selling price. His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “We always take utmost care of minors’ assets through preserving and investing them to help meet ......read more

    Dubai Customs says Yes to Positivity, distributes 1,000 copies of ‘Reflections on Positivity and Happiness' at City Walk

    Dubai – 17 April 2017:  Dubai  Customs has wound up its weeklong ‘Yes to Positivity’ initiative, which aimed to promote the spirit of positivity among the community. This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who wants to build a truly positive society with motivated individuals and a high performance environment. The initiative was carried out by DC’s Training Center as part of its operational plan for this year which focuses on nurturing the culture of positive thinking.   The program of events was concluded this weekend with the distribution of 1,000 copies of the recently-published inspirational book Reflections on Positivity and Happiness by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to visitors of City ......read more

    International Audit Standards Board Revises Internal Auditing Standards, Introduces 10 Core Principles

    Abdulqader Obaid Ali: New standards to enhance transparency and role of internal auditors in UAE’s government and private organisations All government entities required to establish an internal auditing unit DUBAI, April 16, 2017: The International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB) has revised the international standards for internal auditing and has introduced 10 new core principles to the new International Professional Practice Framework (IPPF).  The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has asked internal auditors to enhance their skills and be more extensively involved in the functioning of organisations as that these revisions also impact internal auditing in public and private organisations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and widen the role of internal auditors, requiring an increased ......read more

    Dubai International Financial Centre Presents Findings from Wealth Management Working Group Consultation

    -    Group consultation process identifies models of best practice to enhance the Centre’s offering to clients  -    Initiative supports DIFC’s focus on becoming a leading, regional wealth management and succession planning platform for GCC families -    Recommendations help strengthen DIFC’s core offering to the international wealth management community  Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2017 – The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Wealth Management Working Group has presented a report to the Governor of DIFC, His Excellency Essa Kazim, which underlines the importance of the Centre in becoming a regional hub for family business, the source of 60% of GDP and an employer of over 80% of the workforce in Middle East economies.  The DIFC Wealth Management ......read more

    His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, GCC Food Safety Day

    15 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), has issued a press statement to commemorate the GCC Food Safety Day, set to be marked annually on April 15 by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as a special day to highlight food safety issues and to raise public awareness about the importance of this crucial issue. The theme of the inaugural year's celebrations is "Food Safety Is the Responsibility of All". His Excellency Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi said that the UAE has given the food safety issue much attention and has over the past years strengthened its legislative and institutional frameworks related to food safety, indicating that the country has developed integrated and effective control systems for food products, both domestic and ......read more

    Rubu' Qarn Foundation a Milestone in Sustainable Development: Sharjah Officials

    April 15, 2017-Sharjah- Sharjah Government Media Burea Officials from various Sharjah government entities working for children and youth welfare have lauded the Emiri decree recently issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, organising Rubu’ Qarn (Quarter of a Century) Foundation, the umbrella body of Sharjah Children Centres, Sharjah Youth, Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah and Sharjah Tatweer Forum. The officials described the decree as a result of decades of relentless efforts to nurture human society in its various stages. Speaking to Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the Sharjah officials lauded the direct involvement and follow-up by HH the Ruler of Sharjah of the Emirate’s plans and programmes to prepare today’s generations for the future. ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center & UNESCO conduct third workshop on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Dubai, 13 April 2017: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will hold its third joint workshop with the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The workshop will be held from 16th to 20th of April 2017.  Similar to the past two joint workshops with the UNESCO, HHC seeks to move forth to a new level in alignment with the broader scope of implementing ‘The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage that was passed by the UNESCO General Conference held in 2003, and the need to raise awareness about cultural manifestations and expressions’. This year’s third and final workshop will tackle means to plan, strategize and review different scenarios in the ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce Completes Linking with ICC

    Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – 13 April 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce has completed the requirements for the adoption of international standards in the issuance of certificates of origin through linking with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in the process of verifying the validity of certificates of origin issued by Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, which gives the certificates of origin issued by the Chamber an international recognition and accreditation.   Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector emphasized the importance of joining the WCF Certificate of Origins Accreditation Chain. This will contribute to giving the COs an international nature, proving transparency and interdependence in line with the international system, ......read more

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    Ajman confident in reinforcing its position in the Middle East's real estate investment map

    Ajman, April 20, 2017- The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory has revealed its participation in the coming Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will be held from April 23 to April 26, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. During their participation, Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory will be showcasing potential investment and growth opportunities in the emirate's real estate segment--while also throwing ......read more

    Sharjah Tatweer Forum reaffirms support for Quarter of a Century Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators

    April 13, 2017: Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF) has reaffirmed its commitment to continuously train the country’s future young leaders in keeping with the vision and strategic goals of the ‘Rubu Qarn’ Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators. The foundation was established by virtue of Emiri Decree No. 17 of 2017 issued by H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to unify and consolidate all efforts in developing educational courses and training programs. It also aims to encourage innovative activities that will ......read more

    Dubai International Arbitration Centre Shares Best Practices with Chinese Government Delegation

      Invites Chinese companies to visit Dubai and benefit from world-class arbitration services provided by the Centre 13 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: As part of its efforts to promote commercial arbitration in settling trade disputes, and to exchange knowledge in alternative dispute resolution, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, received a high-level Chinese delegation representing prestigious government entities including the Legal Affairs Office of People’s Government of Beijing Municipality; Beijing ......read more

    UAE-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Committee to hold sixth session in Abu Dhabi next week

    Abu Dhabi, 13 April 2017- The sixth session of the Joint Governmental Committee for Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation will be held on April 20, 2017 in Abu Dhabi under the chairmanship of H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, and H.E. Shaheen Mustafa Ayev, Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan. A number of senior government officials, representatives of the business community and the private sector of the two countries will participate in the committee’s work.  The Joint Economic Committee will be looking at ways of strengthening the ......read more

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed Honours Participating Companies Contributing to the Success of ‘Tarmeem'

      •    Tarmeem initiative was launched in March by Dubai Economy and Omniyat Properties •    28 partners across multiple expertise from private sector participated •    More than 1,000 volunteers of various nationalities and ages Dubai 12, April 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club, and H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Economy, today honoured private sector companies that contributed to the renovation project on Manar Al Eman ......read more

    RAK Chamber Discusses the Expansion of an Economic and Investment Partnership with Angolan Delegation

    Ras Al Khaimah – UAE - 12 April 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce hosted a high-level delegation from the Republic of Angola, led by Dr. Abrahão Pio dos Santos Gourgel, Minister of Economy, along with his accompanying delegation. The purpose was to familiarize themselves with the local investment opportunities, with the aim of bolstering economic relations and areas of cooperation. Yousef Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, noted the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to support cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah and other countries, because of its ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Danone Nutricia Middle East Launch Healthy Plates Mates Project.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April, 2017: To tackle the issue of childhood obesity at grass-roots level, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has collaborated with Danone Nutrition and Right Bite Express to launch a yearlong initiative known as Healthy Plate Mates Project.   The authority’s Clinical Nutrition Department will reach out to nurseries across the emirate to educate both parents and teachers about inculcating healthy-eating habits for their toddlers.   His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of DHA, highlighted the need to continue ......read more

    PCFC organized awareness session for the 6th mass wedding

    Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Mass Wedding Committee organized a program on successful marriage for those who will marry soon in coordination with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD). Employees of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), who plan to marry soon, can benefit from a number of lectures and awareness sessions in April on different social aspects to help them live a happier and more stable marriage.   Chairperson of the Mass Wedding Committee Khalil Saqer bin Gharib noted the initiative is part of Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Chamber to lead high-level trade mission to Latin America

    Delegation of leading UAE businessmen, investors and officials to visit Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina  H.E. Buamim: Trade mission to Latin America is a major part of the Chamber's efforts to explore promising markets  Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has finalised preparations for its trade mission to Latin America, which will take place April 15-22 and cover Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The Chamber will lead a high-level delegation of UAE businessmen, investors, and officials, who will represent a wide range of ......read more

    UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Marks New Milestones in Third Cycle

    •    Leading rain enhancement program doubles number of submissions this year, attracts more pre-proposals than first two cycles combined •    Receives 201 pre-proposals from 68 countries on five continents, from 710 researchers affiliated to 316 institutions •    His Excellency Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs: This outstanding success testifies to the UAE leadership’s determination to encourage and support the innovation needed to combat water scarcity around the world   Abu Dhabi-UAE: ......read more

    Department of Economic Development – Ajman to launch ‘Customer Happiness Week' starting April 9, 2017

    UAE, April 5, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman has revealed the completion of all preparations for the coming launch of its ‘Customer Happiness Week’ initiative which is set to kick off on April 9, 2017 and will run until April 13, 2017 at the Al Hamidiyah Customer Service Centre. The exciting weeklong celebration is expected to help further drive DED-Ajman's commitment to enhance and reinforce channels with customers, identify the challenges they face and help develop solutions to ensure their happiness, which is the ultimate goal set by the wise ......read more

    Musabih: Dubai Customs Facilitates World Trade

    Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2017: During his participation in the “Ask the Leader” initiative on the sidelines of the 5th Dubai Government Achievement Exhibition (DGAE), Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai Customs’ efficiency and distinctive performance have helped the UAE in moving forward to occupy first place in the region and 4 th place worldwide in the efficiency of customs procedures category according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016. According to WCO’s Columbus Programme, Dubai Customs is an example to follow at an international level ......read more

    Trump Plan to Ignore Climate Change will Run Out of Gas

    Trump’s actions could ‘take years to implement, if at all’. US President will not derail ongoing environmental efforts Written by UAE-based sustainability champion George Berbari, CEO of DC PRO Engineering and Author of ‘The Energy Budget’ book.   UAE - 4 April 2017:  US President Donald Trump has labelled Climate Change a “hoax” and the world is still coming to terms with his executive order last week to overturn predecessor Barack Obama’s environmental measures for the US and cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Analysis Predicts Robust Outlook for UAE Retail Sector

    -    Analysis released on the sidelines of 11th Word Retail Congress in Dubai  -    Value of UAE retail sector stood at $56.6 billion at 2016-end -    UAE retail sales turnover is expected to exceed $71 billion by 2021 -    H.E. Buamim: Rising incomes, constant influx of tourists, expected to drive sector growth in the medium term   04/4/2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE’s retail sector is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 4.9% and reach $71 billion by 2021, according to new analysis ......read more

    Dubai Courts launches ‘Sanabel Al Khair' as part of ‘Year of Giving' initiative

    UAE, April 4, 2017- Dubai Courts has launched ‘Sanabel Al Khair’ program as part of its efforts to develop a culture of giving and philanthropy within the legal and judicial community in line with the announcement by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’. The program is based on three main agenda: social responsibility, volunteer work and serving the nation. The various courts already started implementing 15 major initiatives, which aims to support one of the ‘Year of Giving’ pillars to ......read more

    Dubai International Financial Centre Authority Signs MoU with Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Concerning Licensing and Practice of Legal Profession in the Emirate

    Agreement is conducive to developing legal services in line with global best practices Dubai-UAE: 3 April 2017 –The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC Authority) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (LAD) to collaborate on projects regulating the licensing and practice of the legal profession in the Emirate. The MoU, which aims to enhance collaboration between DIFC and the LAD, particularly in relation to regulating the licensing and practice of the legal profession in the emirate of Dubai, was ......read more

    ICC-UAE Commission on Arbitration Approves 2017 Programme of Action

    -    Commission elects new chairman, vice chairs and steering committee -    Members briefed on commission’s achievements and activities in 2016 Dubai, UAE - 03 April 2017: The International Chamber of Commerce UAE Chapter’s (ICC-UAE) Commission on Arbitration recently held a meeting at the Capital Club DIFC in Dubai, which was attended by its members and some of the UAE’s leading law firms. During the meeting, members approved the programme of action for 2017, and elected Mr. Ali Al Aidarous, Managing Attorney, Al Aidarous ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention chairs Higher Narcotic Drug Committee meeting to review lists of narcotics and psychotropic substances

    UAE, April 2, 2017 - In line with the requirements of the UAE Federal Law No. 14 of 1995 on the Counter Measures against Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, the Higher Narcotic Drug Review Committee conducted a meeting at Dubai headquarters of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention. The session was held under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Directorate General for drug control, General Commanders ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Members Conduct Awareness Workshop on Road Safety for Commercial Drivers and Supervisors

    Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:   As part of their “Be Responsible – Drive Safe” campaign launched in 2014, the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network, in partnership with RTA and Roadsafetyuae.com, and as part of its efforts to support and promote the UAE’s Year of Giving initiative, conducted “Road Safety Awareness Workshop for Commercial Drivers and Supervisors” at the Chamber premises on Thursday.  The seminar, organised by Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business’s Sustainability Network Road Safety working group designed by ......read more

    UAE wins Silver Level award in UPU's EMS Performance Awards

    Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The UAE has won the Silver Level in the EMS Performance Awards which recognize excellence in EMS among postal operators globally, thus becoming the first Arab country to win the award since the launch of the Awards in 2001, adding one more accolade to the UAE's list of international achievements. The award was received by Acting CEO of the Emirates Post Group, Abdullah Mohammed Alashram, at Universal Postal Union (UPU) headquarters in Berne, Switzerland. On this occasion, Chairman of Emirates Post Group, H.E. Mohammed Sultan Al-Qadi, congratulated HH Sheikh ......read more

    Earth Hour 2017 - Youth call for a zero carbon future

    Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017:  Our planet faces an uncertain future due to the threats posed by climate change. The consumption of fossil fuels continues to be the largest contributor to this global warming and it is imperative that we move irrevocably to natural, clean sources for our energy needs .  Thus, Earth Hour, which is celebrated the world over on 25th March, is an event of immense significance as it reminds civil society to move to a zero carbon lifestyle.  With this objective in mind, Green Hope Foundation, our youth organisation, founded on the principles of ......read more

    H.E Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr Represents Smart Dubai at The World Happiness Summit

    UAE, March 26, 2017- H.E Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, showcased the successes of Smart Dubai over the past three years in an international gathering of city and happiness leaders at The World Happiness Summit earlier this month. Organized by a board of happiness advocates from around the world, The World Happiness Summit is the first ever global movement that brings together stakeholders from the government, civic, corporate, academic, positive psychology, social and emotional intelligence and human development sectors. The event comprised of a three-pronged ......read more

    Dubai Land Department is a strategic partner at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) 2017

    Bin Mejren: “We are proud of our achievements in providing smart services for the real estate market” Dubai - United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced its participation as a strategic partner in the fifth edition of the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) 2017. The exhibition is 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, and organised by the Dubai Government Excellence Program with sponsorship from a ......read more

    IGCF 2017: Government Communication Award Ambassadors Hold Interactive Session for Communication Professionals

    Sharjah, UAE: 26 March, 2017:  The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), which is currently underway in Sharjah under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, hosted a special interactive session with Sharjah Government Communication Award Ambassadors. The session was attended by government communication professionals from UAE government organisations and discussed two main topics: spokespersons in UAE government organisations and social media communication security. Asma Al Juwaied, ......read more

    Jamal Abdullah Lootah CEO of Imdaad On Earth Hour

    “Earth Hour has become a global phenomenon that has united many countries in addressing climate change and environmental pollution due to lack of sustainable efforts in energy management, among others. As cities continue to expand and use energy, we at Imdaad, have made it part of our long-term mission to address energy use and conservation through smart facilities management.  To mark our participation to this year’s Earth Hour activities, Imdaad will switch off non-essential lights in all its offices and headquarters as well as encourage our clients through our FM staff ......read more

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