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    United Nations Environment Assembly - Green Hope makes an impact

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019:  A Green Hope youth delegation comprising of members from Dubai , Canada and Sweden made an indelible impact at the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly ( UNEA ) which concluded in Nairobi on 15th March. The UNEA is the world's foremost event on environmental sustainability and was attended by ministerial delegations from 193 countries as well as hundreds of civil society stakeholders. It was an honor for Green Hope to be the youngest accredited organisation at this year's UNEA . Green Hope delegates gave substantive inputs during the negotiations. The highlight was a side event organised by Green Hope themed "Youth Empowerment and Sustainable Consumption" where the Environment Ministers of Suriname and NIcargua spoke alongwith eminent civil society representatives from ......read more

    Ministry of Health follows best international practices in the Medical Examination for Residency

    Dr. Hussein Al Rand: Medical fitness examination for residency purposes falls within the top prioritized services    UAE, Dubai, March 19, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention is very keen to upgrade all medical services provided to the public. The residence-visa medical check-up, which falls within the ministry’s priorities, are being developed day after day to immunize the society against infectious diseases, speed up medical examinations procedures with high accuracy and help obtain the residence-visa swiftly and ensure the happiness of the community members using innovative and leading work mechanisms. The Medical examination centres for Residency offer a wide range of services including typing residency visa forms, conducting medical examinations and issuing Emirates ID (Departments of Preventive ......read more

    Dubai Customs empowers youth at UAE Career Fair 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  “Empowering national youth is our goal” is the logo and vision that embedded Dubai Customs’ efforts in recruiting and attracting Emirati university graduates to work with them. With this logo Dubai Customs is taking part in the UAE Career Fair 2019 with more focus on the people of determination (special needs) segment. A total of 60 vacancies will be dedicated for the people of determination.  “We adhere to the ten commandments of governance released by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai ” said Mohammed Al Ghaffari, Director of HR Department at Dubai Customs “ With the fifth commandment in mind (Make your work team) we empower and qualify younger generations as part of Dubai Customs overall ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber: Positive Indicators on the Economic Growth in the Emirate during the Last Two Months

    March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has revealed positive indicators on the economic growth in the Emirate of Sharjah despite the global and regional business environment challenges.  The chamber said: “The beginning of the year 2019 witnessed a remarkable growth in terms of the number of the new memberships, certificates of origin and transactions. The matter that reflects the investor confidence in the investment environment in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as the rewarding opportunities availed by the Emirate for the working companies in it.” Sharjah Chamber stated that January 2019 recorded a growth of 28% in the numbers of the new memberships, compared to the same month of the year 2018, where the new memberships were 513. While this month recorded 5236 ......read more

    Dubai Customs inks “Virtual Stock Guarantee” MoU with Dubai Free Zones Council

    HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: The agreement supports the 50 Year Charter in creating the first virtual commercial zone in the region Sultan bin Sulayem: We follow the directives of our wise leadership in developing initiatives to facilitate business activities and maintain economic growth Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni: The Virtual Stock Guarantee provides more cash flexibility to different companies and licensed customs warehouses within the free zones More than 18,000 Free Zone companies and 37 customs warehouses can benefit from the initiative Dubai United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2019:   Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai of facilitating business procedures, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with the ......read more

    Dubai Customs concludes 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:  Dubai Customs concluded the 24th edition of its Carpet & Art Oasis 2019, which ran this year under the theme “Mix of art and innovation”. The exhibition was organized on the City Walk, one of Dubai’s vibrant places, and it drew 63,000 visitors over 26 days. A total of 15 local exhibitors, specialized in rug and carpet trade, participated in the event which occupied 3,100m2 and featured more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets.  A number of activities took place during the exhibition, including a wall mural on the theme of tolerance which was painted to enhance the role of the UAE as an ideal place for co-existence and peaceful life.  Among the participants was Ms Suhaila Al Khazali, the first Emirati female carpet manufacturer. She helped raise awareness around ......read more

    Dubai Customs joins Ministry of Climate Change's Innovation Talks

    Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:   Under the sponsorship and presence of His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Service Innovation Department, joined the Innovation Talks organized by the Ministry.  A number of influential personalities and leaders in the field of innovation from the public and private sectors enriched the sessions with their insight and knowledge including Dr Mohammed Al Marzouqi from the Emirates University, the Emirati inventor Ahmed Majan, and Captain Khalid Al Mazrouei from Dubai Police.  A number of success stories on how theoretical innovation has been turned into practical projects and applications were told in the event. Hussam Juma, Director, Service Innovation Department at Dubai Customs outlined Dubai ......read more

    DFSA signs MoU with Bank Al Maghrib

    Dubai, UAE; March 14, 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Morocco’s Bank Al Maghrib to cooperate in the authorisation and supervision of banks operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Kingdom of Morocco. The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive of the DFSA, Bryan Stirewalt, and Abdellatif Jouhari, Governor of Bank Al Maghrib, on 13 March 2019 in Rabat.  Stirewalt said: “The MoU between the DFSA and Bank Al Maghrib will drive greater transparency in relation to the functioning and operations of banks of mutual interest. By promoting stable and transparent financial services in our respective jurisdictions, the MoU will contribute to strengthening investor confidence and promoting ......read more

    Child Safety Department Launches ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors' Initiative for Youth

    In collaboration with several federal and local entities Programme aims to educate 11-18-year-olds about best Internet practices Sharjah, March 14, 2019:  The Child Safety Department (CSD), a subsidiary of Sharjah's Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has launched the ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’ initiative, to provide Sharjah children and youth with required skills and training to deliver awareness workshops to their peers and colleagues pertaining to internet safety.  The initiative was launched in collaboration with a number of federal and local entities, including the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Ministry of Community Development (MOCD), Khalifa Empowerment Programme – Aqdar, and Sharjah Police Headquarters. The announcement was made at an event held yesterday ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day

    Dubai – 14 March 2019:   In conjunction with the Emirati Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 15th March 2019, Dubai Customs organized, on Thursday, a number of events that targeted the children of its Nursery and Childcare Center, the parents and the employees.  The events included a workshop around the balanced character, exchange of gifts between children, taking photographs wearing the costumes of the cartoon characters Jamrook and Jamrooka, in addition to a small fair that sold family and child necessities and free medical checkups for the children.  The event comes in response to the announcement of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces two Education in Emergencies programs in Iraq and Indonesia at DIHAD

    AED 10.9 million program in Iraq supports the nationwide rehabilitation of education services and targets 27,035 children, young people and teachers Post-earthquake and tsunami program in Indonesia facilitates the resumption of education for 13,000 children and young people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 March, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, revealed today plans to scale-up its program in Iraq in an effort to support the rehabilitation of education services in Mosul and Baghdad following the large-scale displacement crisis that hit the country. The new AED 10,900,960 (USD 2,967,459) program will be implemented in partnership with War Child UK and builds on the work carried out with a previous grant of AED 1,836,750 (USD 500,000) in 2017. Dubai Cares also announced the ......read more

    DWTC caters for more than 1,000 high profile large-scale external events in 2018

    Catering for over two million people per year, DWTC reaffirms its position as a best-in-class event services provider Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th March 2019:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has revealed that its hospitality division – Hospitality by DWTC - catered for 1,056 high-profile external events in 2018, serving a total of 415,293 guests. As the region’s leading turnkey catering solutions provider with a solid reputation for delivering events of all sizes and excellence, DWTC continues to strengthen Dubai’s competitiveness as a regional event destination. Mohammed Al Jumairi, Vice President - Event Operations, Dubai World Trade Centre, said, “The impressive results for 2018 are a testament to the competency of the entire Hospitality by DWTC team – from chefs to service staff ......read more

    UAE Court takes stern action against DishTV India dealer

    Ruling upholds three-month jail sentence, shop closure and fine of AED 50,000  Confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-controls to be destroyed Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, has rejected the appeal by an illegal DishTV India dealer and sentenced him to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED 50,000 for infringing the copyrights and related intellectual property of OSN.   The dealer was caught by the authorities during a raid and over 2,000 illegal set top boxes, smart cards and a substantial amount of cash was seized.   In addition to the jail term and fine, the court upheld the decision to destroy all the confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-control units. The convicted dealer must ......read more

    New vaping law better for UAE than tobacco tax hike – legal experts

    Regulations will help counter threat from black market, online sales of counterfeit electronic smoking devices says STA’s Sunil Thacker Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2019:   New regulations permitting the sale of electronic smoking devices in the UAE can have more positive effects than the 100% tax hike implemented on cigarettes in 2017, legal experts believe. STA Law Firm says the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, which are expected to be available in UAE stores from mid-April, could see more people, particularly young smokers, switching from tobacco. Senior Partner Sunil Thacker also says the new regulations will help counter the threat from black market or online sales of counterfeit devices which can be dangerous, with reports of some blowing up in people’s faces. “The 100% tax hike on tobacco ......read more

    Al Mouj Muscat holds a Fire Evacuation Drill

    Muscat, 11 March 2019 –   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's lifestyle and leisure destination, recently held a Fire Evacuation Drill at one of its residential buildings, Marsa 2-Block A. The drill is aimed to promote awareness around fire safety within the community and ensure that all residents are best prepared for any emergency evacuations.  This activity falls in line with the newly established Al Mouj Emergency and Evacuation Management Plan which covers all possible emergency types that could happen in the development. As well, it was conducted as a learning exercise for all participants and was in accordance with the requirements of the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance.   The evacuation drill witnessed the use of a specialised rescue chair to move a mobility impaired person from the ......read more

    Religious Communities speak about their contributions to uphold the Rights of Children

    Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition takes place in Geneva on sidelines of Human Rights Council 40th session 9 March 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international treaty ever, provides an excellent opportunity to both celebrate the achievements made to protect and promote the rights of the child and reflect on the challenges ahead.  Children today are faced with new threats, posed by global trends, including but not limited to, online sexual exploitation and abuse, environmental degradation, protracted armed conflicts and mass displacement.  Following similar efforts in Abu Dhabi, and Davos, with technical and logistic support provided by the United Arab Emirates, the Interfaith Alliance met on the sidelines of the Human Rights ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes women's “Tolerance Parade” in conjunction with International Women's Day

    Dubai – 9 March 2019: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence participated in the women’s “Tolerance Parade” at Maydan racecourse for a distance of 4 kilometers. The parade was organized by Dubai Customs in conjunction with the International Women’s Day which is celebrated globally on 8th March. More than 500 female employees from 14 government entities took part in procession, in addition to mothers of people of determination (people of special needs). The event, organized by the Women’s Committee at Dubai Customs, comes as part of the series of events that Dubai Customs has in place for the Year of Tolerance.   The women’s “Tolerance Parade” is the first gathering of Dubai ......read more

    Speech by His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais Minister of Health and Prevention on International Women 's Day 2019

    March 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The World today marks the International Women's Day in recognition of women’s accomplishments and achievements made by countries and governments to improve their status in the social, educational, rights and legislative sectors. It is also in acknowledgment of their contribution to all spheres of life, which led to impressive developments in the lives of societies and peoples. We are very proud that the UAE has been at the forefront of countries empowering women through providing equal opportunities in educational, health care, employment and career advancement sectors as well as granting them remarkable representation in the political and administrative decision-making.  This has come to fruition thanks to vision of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the ......read more

    Emirates Post encourages people to send messages of support to Special Olympics UAE athletes

    Dubai, UAE – 07 March 2019: To celebrate the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (14-21 March), Emirates Post is encouraging people to send messages of support to the participating Special Olympics UAE athletes. Post boxes and postcards, which have been designed by students and Abdulla Lutfy, Special Olympics UAE athlete, will be placed at various locations across the United Arab Emirates where members of the public can write personalised messages. These will then be delivered by Emirates Post to the UAE National team. The activation will be located at Dubai Festival City on Sunday, 10 March (10am–9pm) and at venues hosting Special Olympics events including Zayed Sports City and Hamdan Sports Complex for the duration of the Games.  Four of the five chosen postcard designs feature several winners of ......read more

    UAE Civil Defence Teams Undergo Training in Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Fire Pumps

    United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  Global safety science company, UL, is helping put the UAE at the forefront of fire safety and prevention.   They hosted a training session for UAE Civil Defence inspection teams and were briefed on international codes and standards requirements of design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of fire pumps.   The event, which took place at the Civil Defence Academy in Abu Dhabi, saw officials representing Civil Defence departments from each emirate carry out detailed inspections and testing of a wide-range of fire pumps and related equipments.   During the training programme, experts from UL also held detailed workshops to advise officials on how to spot counterfeit equipment and the importance of brand protection.   UL’s team, which included ......read more

    Al Maktoum Foundation donates AED 300,000 to Abu Dhabi University Student Fund

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 5 March 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has received a funding donation from the Al Maktoum Foundation worth AED 300,000. The donation was allocated towards the students’ fund in a bid to continue providing access to world-class education for students and boost their academic success.    In a special ceremony held at Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus, H.E. Mirza Al Sayegh, Director General at the Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Chairman of the Al Maktoum College Board of Directors, presented the check to Abu Dhabi University in the presence of Dr. Waqar Ahmad, ADU Chancellor, Dr. Ibrahim Sidawi, ADU-Dubai Campus Director, Mr. Ian Mathews, ADU Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Philip Anthony Hamill, Associate Provost, Student ......read more

    DAFZA's non-oil foreign trade reaches AED 146 billion in 2018

    HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: DAFZA affirms its role in achieving 2018 goals in strengthening the economy and attracting foreign direct investment HE Mohammed Al Zarooni: DAFZA’s foreign trade growth in 2018 has proven once again the effectiveness of its strategic approach  11 % is DAFZA’s contribution to Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade  DAFZA reports total revenue growth of 8% Net profit has increased by 5% whilst EBID has increased by 4% Increase in total assets by 3%  22% of growth has been recorded in the number of registered companies at DAFZA   03 March 2019, Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced that its 2019 budget has increased significantly to AED 1 billion. This increase is a reflection of DAFZA unwavering commitment to ......read more

    Dubai Cares delegation visits India to formally close successful education program and launch new Early Childhood Education Intervention

    Over 600,000 children benefited from Dubai Cares’ literacy & numeracy and school readiness support  Delegation renews partnership with Pratham to support more than 300,000 children    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 March 2019: A delegation led by His Excellency Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently visited India to witness the successful conclusion of its education program, launched in 2013 in partnership with Pratham. The program focused on enhancing literacy and numeracy skills, as well as Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. In recognition of the successes and impact of this program, the visit also saw the launch of a new ECE program that aims to tackle the challenges and gaps in Early Childhood Education ......read more

    Sharjah's Electronic Platform ‘Injaz' to Save Time and Effort, Boost Productivity

     Move Part of Emirate's Efforts to Support the Elderly as Member of Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities   United Arab Emirates, Dubai -  March 3, 2019:  Asma Al Khudari, Director of the Executive Office of Higher Committee for Follow-up of Sharjah’s Membership of Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities, stressed that Sharjah is sparing no effort to improve the quality of life for all its people by digitalising all government services and by unveiling initiatives such as the new electronic platform, Injaz. The platform is aimed at saving time and effort and boosting productivity by simplifying government services.  Addressing a workshop at the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences to introduce the new electronic platform, Injaz, Al Khudari said that the Executive Office is making every ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Announces its Participation in the “National Sports Day” activities

    Al Owais: A sports initiative illustrates the country of happiness, tolerance, and crossroads of culture Al Rand: A consolidation of intimacy and positive spirit notions in an atmosphere of recreational sport activities UAE, Dubai, March 2, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced its participation in the events of the 4th edition of the “UAE National Sports Day” initiative, which will be held on March 7, under the theme “Emirates Unite US”.  This initiative aims at strengthening the positive interaction among the social fabric that gathers community segments including multi nationalities and cultures living peacefully and happily in the UAE. The UAE: The Tolerant Oasis H.E Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, emphasized the importance of ......read more

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    Ajman Free Zone Launches New Mobile App for Smart Phones to make Business Operations Efficient

    Ajman, UAE (March 2, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone has launched a new and innovative mobile app to make business management easier and faster, at an event attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Free Zone. The newly-launched app will reduce the time and effort it takes for business owners to obtain a new licence or to renew a current licence, and to make online payments, amongst other features.   The new app will assist the Ajman Free Zone business community to manage their companies via their smart mobile phones.  The app boasts a number of features ......read more

    Emirates Post supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy

    Series of events hosted in February to celebrate the annual festival  UAE, 27 February 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, hosted a series of events in February to celebrate Innovation Month, demonstrating its commitment to the progressive culture of innovation present within the UAE.  The line-up of events included several discussions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, The Role of Post in E-Commerce and The Future of Stamps. In addition, the organization held several brainstorming sessions across their offices ......read more

    Dhahi Khalfan inaugurates ‘Innovation Arabia 12'

    Conference and Exhibition in Dubai Today Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 26 February, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University's Board of Governors, today officially opened the 12th edition of Innovation Arabia Conference and Exhibition – a pioneering event dedicated to innovation in the Arab ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) Successfully Completes Emergency Drill

    “Readiness 2019 Exercise,” is the first of its kind emergency drill run in association with Department of Health - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 25, 2018: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in accordance with the Department of Health conducted a “Readiness 2019 Exercise” today with the ultimate objective of assessing the emergency response and business continuity plans of its facilities. The drill was successful and proved SEHA’s readiness in crises.  “Readiness 2019 Exercise” is the first of its kind to take ......read more

    Research finds increased sulfur metabolism is a likely survival mechanism for native UAE algae

    Fast facts: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have sequenced 22 microalgal genomes from the UAE’s mangroves, open seas, salt flats, deserts, and urban areas This new collection increases the available microalgal genomes by 50 percent Coastal, subtropical species of microalgae show expansion of sulfur-metabolic genes, which help algae cope with salinity and drought    Abu Dhabi, February 23, 2019: Much of the Earth’s oxygen is regenerated by algae. Despite the importance of algae as global primary producers of our planet, and their potential use in ......read more

    Dubai Customs ties strategy to the 8 principles of governance

    Dubai – 23 Feb 2019: Dubai Customs announced its strategy to tie its plans to the eight principles of governance, endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai following 50 years of success and achievement that characterized His Highness’s tenure. Immediately after the eight principles were announced, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs ordered the formation of a work team under the supervision of Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department. Work started immediately to tie Dubai Customs ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Ruler to present inaugural Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi International Prize for Materials Research to eminent scientist Professor C. N. R. Rao

    Prize will be presented by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi during the 11th International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM), which attracts leading international scientific figures to Ras Al Khaimah February 21, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, will on Monday present the inaugural Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi International Prize for Materials Research to internationally renowned scientist Professor C. N. R. Rao.  The Prize, which comprises a gold medal, commemorative ......read more

    Director of Dubai Customs orders further control measures at Cargo Village Customs Center

    Dubai – 21 February 2019: Dubai Customs provides distinguished services through its different centers including the Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center which deals with massive amounts of goods and personal belongings every day. Alertness and professionalism in dealing with this are very important to help prevent the entry of restricted and prohibited goods into the country. Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center made around 308,000 declarations and dealt with 298 cases in 2018. These included 160 narcotics smuggling cases, 60 document counterfeiting cases, and 3 cases of smuggling items ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi Inaugurates 6th Sharjah Children Biennial

    Month-long art exhibition presents ingenious workings of the young mind Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher: To the children, I say, we care about you and your dreams… in them we see the future of our world.   February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of Rubu’ Qarn for Creating Leaders and Innovators has inaugurated the sixth Sharjah Children Biennial (SCB)’s art exhibition at Mughaider Children’s Center for Arts in Sharjah today ......read more

    Smart Audit initiative records real estate transactions at world-record speed

     The new initiative enhances the efficiency of DLD’s departments and saves customer time and effort    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently announced the launch of the Smart Audit initiative that allows the completion of real estate transactions on the same day.   This comes as part of its tireless efforts to develop and formulate modern 10X initiatives that guarantee the smooth provision of services to its customers, ensuring their comfort. During the first week of the evening audit, more ......read more

    Dubai Cares' volunteers will land in Malawi for the first time in June 2019

    Registrations for Volunteer Globally in Malawi are submitted through the UAE Volunteer Platform 15 UAE-based volunteers will be selected to travel to Kasungu in Malawi  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a new destination for its popular volunteering initiative “Volunteer Globally” with the initiative now covering Malawi in addition to Cambodia, Nepal and Senegal. Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally comprises a weeklong mission to set the foundation for a ......read more

    UAE ranks 9th in second global KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index

    Scores highly for government’s overall change readiness, road quality and technology infrastructure Dubai, UAE - 20 February 2019: The United Arab Emirates has earned a place in the top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which evaluates how prepared countries are to accommodate driverless vehicles.  The Emirates continue to remain in the top 10 despite the inclusion of five new countries to this year’s study. Overall performance was bolstered by positive consumer opinion with respect to autonomous vehicles ......read more

    Emirates Post reminds customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 28 February

    19 February 2019, Dubai: Emirates Post has issued a reminder to its customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before Thursday, 28 February to avoid late renewal fees and penalties. Customers can simply renew subscriptions via several convenient ways including the Emirates Post website (www.epg.gov.ae), Emirates Post mobile services app or at Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres. Last December, the leading postal and express delivery provider announced an extended renewal option of up to three years for Post Office Box subscriptions and expanded the reach of its MyHome service, ......read more

    Seeking to Attract New Investors for the “Sharjah Food Park” Project

    “Hamriyah Free Zone” Promotes its Competitive Advantages and Services at “Gulfood” UAE, Sharjah, 17 Feb 2019: Hamriyah Free Zone is participating in the “Gulfood 2019” Exhibition in Sharjah, the world’s largest annual event in the Food and Beverage Sector where it will promote the investment advantages and services it offers to local and foreign companies. As it participates in the 24th edition of the Exhibit that launches (tomorrow Sunday) at the Dubai World Trade Center to conclude on the 21st of February, the Free Zone focuses on marketing ......read more

    Customs World develops RIISE: first of its kind leading-edge Customs platform

    Dubai – 16 February 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), created a first of its kind platform based on the accumulative experiences of Dubai Customs.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows to effectively and transparently manage core customs activities and conduct trade in the global market. The disruptive system has been developed as a flexible, plug-and-play solution that can be deployed and customized based on the ......read more

    DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

    DAFZA to highlight strategic initiatives that support Halal foods industry, including the Halal Industry Guidebook  DAFZA to show optimal storage solutions for F&B companies, within the light industrial units   February 16, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced its participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood, which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Center between 17-21 February, under the theme “The World of Good, The World of Food”.   DAFZA is one of the UAE’s biggest supporters of the ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone announces official commitment to culture of innovation at “Digitalized Workplace” forum

    Ajman Free Zone personnel will become certified innovation practitioners through an affiliation with Global Innovation Academy   Ajman, UAE (February 14, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone used its Innovation Forum, marking the UAE’s National Innovation Month, to announce its participation in a global accreditation scheme aimed at strengthening the culture of innovation across all of the organisation’s operations.    The announcement was made at the Digitalized Workplace Forum, Marsa Ajman, by Ali Matar Al Hosani, Human Resources Director for Ajman Free Zone, ......read more

    Greece partners with VFS Global to launch Visa Application Centres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman

    Greek Visa Application Centre inaugurated in Riyadh by H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia New centres opened in light of growing numbers of visa applications to Greece   February 11, 2019   Greece in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide, announced the opening of two Visa Application Centres in cities of Riyadh and Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Greece also opened it’s very ......read more

    Dubai Cares and UNICEF announce the Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development at the World Government Summit

    Declaration is a follow-up to the official MENA launch of the Lancet Series Advancing Early Childhood Development    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2019: The United Arab Emirates witnessed today the announcement of the “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development” at the World Government Summit in Dubai, by Dubai Cares and UNICEF, in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC). The “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development,” issued, responds to the growing scientific ......read more

    Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR)

    Dubai, UAE – 10 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research’s (ECSSR) silver jubilee. The special-edition stamp celebrates the significant accomplishments of the ECSSR, which has cemented its position as a preeminent think tank since its inception 25 years ago, and supports the plans and vision of our Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “Emirates ......read more

    DJI's 7th Annual Football tournament concludes 1st round of qualifying stage

    The round witnessed a high level of professionalism in an atmosphere of enthusiasm from the teams’ fans Dubai Police excels with 15 goals against the General Civil Aviation Authority   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th February 2019: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded the first qualifying round of its 7th annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ on Wednesday, 6th February 2019. The matches to date revealed a high level of professionalism with a total of 69 scored goals. Round two of the qualifying stage commenced on 6th February and will ......read more

    Dubai Customs receives Oman Chamber of Commerce delegation

    February 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Passengers Operation Department of Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Oman Chamber of Commerce with the aim of exchanging experience between GCC entities and discussing means of customs cooperation.  The visitors were received at terminal (3), Dubai International Airport by Khalifa Malek, Inspection Manager and Salim Al Mazimi, Senior Manager of tariff section. The delegation was headed by Badr bin Saif Al Oufi, Assistant General Manager of Department of Administrative Affairs at Oman Chamber of Commerce and a number of officials.  ......read more

    The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain signs a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction

    Dubai, UAE – 07 February 2019 The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain has signed a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East. The cooperation agreement states that the company is responsible for organizing exclusive auctions on assets owned by all the departments that fall under the Emirate’s Government. The agreement was recently signed at the headquarters of the Executive Council of Umm Al Qaiwain, in the presence of Sheikh Saif bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Chairman ......read more

    Emirates Post celebrates Human Fraternity Meeting with Commemorative Stamp

    Stamp illustrates the country’s supreme humanitarian message for tolerance and coexistence  UAE, 05 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark The Human Fraternity Meeting held in the capital, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church and His Eminence the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Sheikh Al-Azhar. The commemorative stamp, decorated with the ......read more

    DFSA suspends licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019:  The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced the suspension of the licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited (MGL) for a period of 12 months, consistent with its aim to protect direct and indirect users of the financial services industry in the DIFC.      MGL’s licence was suspended due to serious concerns related to the adequacy of its human and financial resources, its non-compliance with DFSA ......read more

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