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    Dubai Land Department Issues 8,500 Real Estate Permits in 12 Months

    Dubai, UAE, 26th September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it issued a total of 8,500 real estate permits from the outset of August 2016 to the end of August 2017.  Among the 16 categories of real estate permit issued by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), E-advertising permits ranked in first place with 6,393 issued in this category, followed by classified ads with 517, billboards with 302 and newspaper ads with 289. There was also significant activity for real estate promotion stands with 150 permits issued in this category, in addition to 141 permits for vehicle advertising, 128 permits for printed advertisements, 244 permits for outdoor advertising and 219 permits for text messages. Ali Abdullah Al Ali, Senior Director of the Real Estate Licensing Department at RERA – the regulatory arm ......read more

    UAE Rain Enhancement Program's Japanese Awardee

    Launches First Flight Campaign in the UAE Innovative field project led by Professor Masataka Murakami with the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) investigates cloud and precipitation characteristics over the eastern mountain terrains of the UAE  The Japanese team is providing its research aircraft to take measurements and make available its operational C-band radar and X-band facilities for additional data gathering  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 September 2017:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has announced the launch of a flight campaign by Japanese researchers to assess the micro physical and chemical properties of the clouds in addition to the potential for cloud seeding in the UAE. The team is currently conducting field studies in the Al Ain region using an aircraft that traveled 12,000 ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Brainstorming Session for Family Village Personnel

    Dubai-UAE: 25 September, 2017:   The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a brainstorming session for the personnel of its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage that provides more than 30 children with shelter, education, and support in a stable family environment. Organized in collaboration with Ousha bint Hussein Cultural Center, the session explored the latest methods of ensuring the healthy psychosocial and emotional development of children. Under the guidance of moderator Dr Anwar bin Salim, a human resource development consultant, participants discussed the latest research on how to analyze, understand, and manage diverse manifestations of children’s behavior. In addition, they enacted a range of scenarios that provided them with valuable insight into addressing real-life ......read more

    Sheraa hosts One Young World MENA Caucus

    Brings together young leaders to debate and suggest possible solutions to emerging issues such as poverty alleviation, clean energy and the future of the job market Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (September 25, 2017):  As part of its commitment to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the region, Sheraa recently hosted the One Young World MENA Caucus  at the Sheraa Hub in American University of Sharjah, bringing together delegates to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues facing the region. One Young World (OYW) is a global platform founded in 2009 that gathers the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.  Sheraa in partnership with One Young World convened individuals between 18 to 30 years old at a day-long ......read more

    CRA e-Spectrum Services Portal Receives Arab Government Achievement Award

    The Portal allows consumers to submit and manage the full range of spectrum licenses online Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017:   The e-Spectrum Service Portal a consumer-centric public service under the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has been awarded Arab Government Achievement Award by the Pan Arab Excellence Awards Academy. The e-Spectrum Services Portal, launched in January 2017, is the public interface of the CRA’s Automated Frequency Management System (AFMS), and allows spectrum users to submit applications online for issuing, modifying, or canceling their spectrum licenses. Users can also view active licenses, track submitted applications, register radio network/ area deployments, view invoices and make online payments. The Portal is also compatible with personal computers, tablets and ......read more

    First major cotton yarn plant in region comes to SOHAR Freezone

    Indian market leaders to invest US$300 million on a 27-hectare site Bank Sohar to provide syndicated project financing to SVP in Oman Cotton yarn plant to create 1,500 jobs as basis for a new textile hub Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017:  His Excellency Sultan Bin Salim Bin Said Al Habsi, Chairman of SOHAR Port and Freezone, led a high-level delegation from Oman to Jaipur, India yesterday. They met with ShriVallabh Pittie Group (SVP), one of the largest manufacturers of cotton yarn in India and a global leader in the sector.    A land lease agreement was signed to establish a new US$300 million plant in SOHAR Freezone to manufacture a wide range of cotton yarn, to be operated as SV Pittie Sohar Textiles FZC-LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bombay listed SVP Global Ventures Ltd. The facility will eventually ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber concludes its participation in the World Chambers Congress in Sydney

    Signed an MoU with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and negotiated relations with various delegations Sharjah, September 23, 2017:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) concluded its participation in the 10th World Chambers Congress (ICC), held in Sydney, Australia, on September 19-21, by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SCCI also held fruitful meetings with a number of international delegations at the congress. This was SCCI’s fifth participation in a raw in the congress, which put it side by side with the delegations of 12 thousand chambers from over 100 countries around the globe. The congress is a unique international forum for the heads and officials of chambers of commerce around the world to exchange experiences and have open ......read more

    UAE Hosts Bloomberg Global Business Forum and Leaders' Roundtable at 72nd UN General Assembly in New York focused on Integrating Climate and Humanitarian Action

    His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy is the solution for minimizing the impact of climate change and reversing the devastation of natural disasters   Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   Against the backdrop of the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Vitaly Vanshelboim, Assistant United Nations Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), hosted The Bloomberg Global Business Forum, held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.   The forum brought together government and business leaders, financial institutions, international organizations and academics to discuss solutions to ......read more

    BCG Report Reveals the Six Imperatives to Empower Women Leaders of Tomorrow in the UAE

    Gender inequality creates an average global income loss of 13.5%, seen highest in the Middle East and North Africa at 27% in comparison to Europe, evaluated at 10%   Dubai, September 20, 2017:   The subject of gender diversity is still an emerging one in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region – where levels of engagement differ across countries, industries, and organization sizes; hence, many organizations may be missing out on significant growth potential derived from having a diverse workforce. In the UAE, in particular, female participation has gone from 34% to 46% between 2000 and 2014, according to the recently release report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) entitled ‘How Organizations In The Middle East Can Stretch Their Diversity Spend’, the report discusses ways in which GCC organizations ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights Humanitarian Initiatives to Help Patients with Financial Constraints

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on providing humanitarian initiatives for patients with financial difficulties in DHA hospitals. Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders. It provides customers with a direct platform to communicate with the leaders of the DHA and give their suggestions, feedback or complaints. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of the humanitarian and assistance department at the DHA received several queries via phone calls during the live one-hour initiative. He discussed various volunteering and donation opportunities to help patients in DHA ......read more

    Sharjah's Unique Business Environment Is Making It Increasingly Attractive for FDI

    Economic stability, information, supportive infrastructure and minimal business risk highlighted as key factors   Sharjah, 19 September 2017 The unique business environment that Sharjah and the UAE have been consistently offering foreign investors, and further developments that are being planned in the direction to make the market increasingly more lucrative for existing and new businesses were the focal point of the panel discussion that opened the Third Sharjah FDI on Tuesday, 19 September.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, the third edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum is taking place on September 19 and 20.  “FDI inflows into Sharjah in 2017 may grow by 15 percent, increasing the total value of FDI into the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Adopts New Methodology to Promote Staff

    More than 1000 employees promoted since the beginning of this year.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced a new methodology for promotions in line with the laws and regulations of the Government of Dubai, and the Authority has built the methodology and mechanisms for its implementation in accordance with the principles of transparency and clarity.   Since the beginning of this year, more than 1000 employees were promoted. The DHA adopted the mechanism after in-depth analysis, reviews and has established a central committee constituting of experts from different departments.    The Dubai Health Authority has defined the scope and types of promotions.   H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health ......read more

    Dubai Government Excellence Program Organizes the 10th edition of Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, November 7-8

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, 19 September 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Government Excellence Program under The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai is organizing the 10th edition of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices under the theme, “An Inspirational Government Shapes the Future and Achieves Happiness”.  The two-day event will be held at Dubai World Trade Center on November 7th and 8th, and features keynotes of high-level speakers, including Minister of State of Happiness H.E. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi and Former Saudi Ambassador to Japan H.E. Abdulaziz Turkistani. More than 2,000 leaders and experts in the ......read more

    Dubai Science Park, The Executive Council of Dubai Set Blueprint for UAE Healthcare Sector

    Five key opportunities have been successfully identified to develop the pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector as one of the targeted industrial subsectors of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030  Dubai Science Park collaborates with The Executive Council of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai South and Dubai Healthcare City Authority to identify, develop and promote opportunities in the pharma and medical equipment sector Nutraceuticals, blood plasma, 3D printing, super generics and next generation sequencing highlighted as representing unprecedented opportunities for Dubai’s healthcare sector Dubai’s industrial sector has seen “significant progress” this year following the implementation of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 with a forecast sector growth of additional AED18 billion by ......read more

    Customs World strengthens ties with customs administrations around the world

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), has gone far to develop customs work around the world through contributing to customs performance development with tangible steps in supporting development plans in other countries to help them enhance their economic growth.  For this Customs World raised the tempo of its communication and visits to other countries to enhance ties of cooperation and partnership. Recently a customs development agreement was signed with Ghana following a preliminary visit by Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, and Adolphe Chaiban, Head of Development at Customs World to attend Port Efficiency Conference in the Ghani capital, Accra. Ghana organized this conference and invited Customs World to learn about the best practices ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches “Partners' Happiness Lab”

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Within its efforts to enhance happiness in the government sector, Dubai Customs organized an event on 13 and 14 September under the name “Partners’ Happiness Lab”. The two event comes along the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who stressed commitment to make society happy.  The Lab generated a number of innovative ideas and initiatives which were discussed with the senior management team who directed the staff on how to implement and develop them to make partners even happier.   Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division, Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division, Farid ......read more

    Dubai Customs gives out 100 school bags with help from people of determination

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed that people of determination (special needs) are an integral part of Dubai Customs work system. “We empower people of determination as part of our strategic plan. They can integrate easily within our teams, and for this we always provide them with the suitable tools and means” Musabih said during the “People of Determination on the Top” event organized by Ghayath Volunteer Team in cooperation with the CSR section.  The event saw people of determination from different government departments take part in distributing 100 school bags to students of a private school.    Director of Dubai Customs pointed out that the wise leadership has ordered a number of initiatives and programs to empower ......read more

    Four Strategic-level Government Agencies Move to Dubai Design District

    Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017:   Four strategic-level government agencies – Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Sports Council, and Supreme Legislative Committee – relocate their offices to Dubai Design District (d3), the region’s first destination dedicated to design, located in the heart of Dubai in close proximity to Business Bay and Dubai Mall.  Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of d3, said: “We are pleased to welcome Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture, Dubai Sports Council and Supreme Legislative Committee to our ever-growing community. Their arrival cements the position of d3 as a cultural and strategic hub for government initiatives supporting the Dubai Plan 2021. These entities play a critical part in establishing Dubai as a vibrant and dynamic city that shapes culture, ......read more

    Gourmet Gulf Raises AED 150,000 for children to ‘Make-A-Wish'

    #RamadanWishes fundraising campaign brings happiness to critically ill children Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th September 2017:  Gourmet Gulf, one of the Middle East’s top F&B companies, has raised AED 150,000 for the non-profit organization Make-A-Wish® UAE. The fundraising campaign #RamadanWishes united seven of the UAE’s favourite restaurants to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Across Ramadan and through July, diners at Azkadenya, California Pizza Kitchen, Dalloyau, Panda Express, Texas De Brazil, The Hummingbird Bakery and Yo! Sushi, were invited to add a small donation to their restaurant bill. In the spirit of giving, the Gourmet Gulf team also contributed and actively raised funds for the campaign. Some of the wishes that have been granted include a ......read more

    Dubai Land Department Signs an Agreement with Mashreq Bank for the ‘Tarweej' Real Estate Promotion Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank concerning banking solutions for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank. Commenting on the agreement, His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren commented: "We have reached this agreement with Mashreq Bank based on our mutual interest in supporting and strengthening our cooperation. Mashreq Bank is considered one of the UAE’s leading banking institutions, and with DLD’s proven track record in supporting the national economy over the past 50 years, we hope to work together to provide all ......read more

    WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Names Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as Official Host and National Premium Partner

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017 - WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 today announced the signing of an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, naming Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as its National Premium Partner and official host.  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, the first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region edition of the event will run at ADNEC from 14 to 19 October. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), the organisers of the event, and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, in the presence of senior ......read more

    Appointment of Dr Roy CJ as the Hon. Consul, Slovak Republic and Opening of the Hon. Consulate of Slovak Republic in Bangalore on the 27 Sept 2017

    Confident Group is proud to say our Founder & Chairman Dr Roy CJ has been Appointed as the “Honorary Consul” for Slovak Republic which is a European Union State. As the “Honorary Consul” he would be heading the Honorary Consulate of Slovak Republic which is situated in Bangalore with Jurisdiction of Karnataka & Kerala States.  This is a prestigious appointment since this appointment is done by the Government of Slovak Republic and ratified and recognized by the Honorable President of India. This is a Diplomatic Position with diplomatic powers and immunities for Hon. Consul’s as per Vienna Convention. I am the 1st NRI from UAE to receive this appointment and recognization from a Foreign Country and more importantly an European Union member State.  The Roles and Responsibilities of the ......read more

    DeG wins Excellence Award for Arab Government Achievements

    Accolade follows implementation of Zajel system to government correspondence Sharjah,16 September 2017:  Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) is celebrating winning a major government award for the quality of its services. The department - which works to enhance connectivity in Sharjah and to create preparations for a transition to a digitaly integrated society - was given the ‘Excellence Award’ for Arab Government Achievement’ for its successful efforts in implementing the ‘Zajel’ electronic correspondence across government departments in the emirate.  Noor Al Noman, Director of DeG, received the award at a high level ceremony held at the InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel, under the patronage of Eng. Yasser Al Qadi, Minister of Communications and Technology in the Arab Republic of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Provides AED92 Million for Extension of King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan

    New outpatient building named after UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Center features state-of-the-art facilities, operates to highest medical standards  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017:   A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.   ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new outpatient building. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated the state-of-the-art medical facility, named after the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Royal Highness Prince Talal, ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Prepares its Students for New Academic Year

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2017:   For the 8th consecutive year and in line with the UAE’s Year of Giving, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Back-to-School program for its minor students to coincide with the start of the new academic year.  Under the patronage of the Dubai Public Prosecution, General Directorate of Civil Defense, and Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, the event witnessed the distribution of school stationery, merchandise, and other supplies to AMAF’s minor students, valued at AED40,000.  The program comprised educational and entertainment activities and workshops aimed at preparing AMAF’s children for the school year while reducing financial pressure on families. Mothers and caregivers also benefitted from advice on tried-and-tested methods to ......read more

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    Globe Express Services joins hands with Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF to protect the UAE's natural heritage

    September 25, 2017: Globe Express Services (GES), one of the globe’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, has announced its recent partnership with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), a leading local environmental NGO which is committed to protecting the UAE’s natural heritage - our climate, seas, land and the biodiversity that lives within it.  As a Corporate Member, GES will support EWS-WWF’s long-term conservation initiatives.  Safeguarding the UAE’s natural environment, both on land and offshore, is fast becoming one of ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority to highlight new global maritime innovation at 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda

    Being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda will open its doors in October this year to explore major opportunities in the global maritime sector and the industry’s future in the modern world in conjunction with intensive regional preparations for a post-oil era.  Marc Gijsbrecht, Maersk Line's CEO for West Central Asia, will be the keynote speaker for the event, considering the significant role ......read more

    DAFZA enables customers to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai

    UAE, September 23, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai’s premier freezone aims at attracting local and national foreign direct investments (FDIs), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to allow DAFZA’s hosted companies to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai. The MoU is in line with intensified efforts between DAFZA and DED to support the Dubai Government's goal of establishing a diversified and flexible knowledge-based economy driven by innovation and ......read more

    MOHAP Undersecretary visits Dibba Al Hosn Health Center and Fujairah Dental Center

    UAE, September 23, 2017 - Dr Mohamed Salim AlOlama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) along with Dr Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, visited Dibba Al Hosn Health Center in Sharjah and Fujairah Dental Center. The tour is part of the regular visits to MOHAP healthcare facilities to assess the quality of healthcare service delivery as well as staff performance and adherence to international best practices. Dr AlOlama evaluated the operational plans and service efficiency of the different departments at the two healthcare ......read more

    Sharjah joined ‘Leisure Moscow Fair 2017' for 15th year in a row

    Sharjah, UAE, September 23, 2017- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has concluded its participation at the 23rd International Trade Fair for Travel and Tourism, also known as the ‘Leisure Moscow Fair,’ took place at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow between September 19-21, 2017. This marks the 15th year that the SCTDA has been participating in the event organized to provide tourism industry leaders with a platform to explore new opportunities in the global tourism market.  Joined the SCTDA delegates are officials and representatives from ......read more

    Emirati-Iraqi team to be formed to facilitate bilateral investments & address challenges

    H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, discussed the need to strengthen joint efforts to raise the level of economic, trade and investment cooperation between their two brotherly countries with H.E. Mohamed Shi'a Al-Sudani, Minister of Industry and Minerals of the Republic of Iraq, during a meeting held recently in Abu Dhabi. The two parties agreed to form a joint working team or technical committee to enhance investment cooperation and to identify related priorities in vital sectors of the Republic of Iraq as it undergoes reconstruction. The proposed group ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop covering health in all policies

    UAE, September 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized a workshop for health in all policies in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region to highlight the significant role of non-health sectors and the impact of their policies and strategies on UAE’s health programs. It also aims to train decision-makers on policy development and program planning for all sectors to work together in achieving the UAE’s goals stated in the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021. Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Undersecretary meets with Belarusian Ambassador to tackle UAE-Belarus relations

    UAE, September 18, 2017-  H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met at the Ministry’s Abu Dhabi headquarters with Roman Golovchenko, Ambassador of Belarus to the UAE, to discuss opportunities for mutual cooperation in the health field. Both parties also tackled the results of the Ministry’s visit to Belarus in November last year. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Easa Al Mansoori, Director of the Office of Undersecretary of the Department of Health and International Relations The two sides explored the ......read more

    Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority issues permits for vehicles operated by tourism and hospitality companies to enter desert and natural habitat areas

    September 18, 2017 – According to Sharjah Executive Council no.10 of year 2017, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced that it has begun issuing permits for vehicles of tour operators wishing to enter desert and natural habitat areas, in line with its efforts to boost destination experiences in the emirate. Sharjah is known for its attractive natural heritage and wildlife parks, as well as an ideal destination for desert Safari trips and adventures, which has witnessed huge demand in recent years. The SCTDA confirmed that it has launched the new ......read more

    Arabia CSR Awards to celebrate decade-long achievements in this year's edition in Dubai

    UAE, September 18, 2017 - Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, will honor anew the leading organizations in the Middle East with exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs at the 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the Arab region’s premier CSR and sustainability accolade.  Set to take place on September 25, 2017 at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai, the Awards will make new milestones this year when it celebrates a decade of recognizing regional corporate citizens that exhibit strong values and ......read more

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority responds to the maritime community's opinions through ‘Shorkum' initiative

    As part of DMCA’s proactive initiatives aimed at ensuring customers’ happiness and satisfaction, ‘Shorkum’ initiative, launched at Dubai International Boat Show 2017, marked a great success in terms of meeting the emerging demands of the customers. The initiative provided smart, innovative and interactive communication channels with customers enabling them to share their ideas, opinions, suggestions. The DMCA’s highly qualified team dealt professionally and efficiently with the opinions received based on a clear and solid mechanism to continue the development of ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention holds workshop on non-communicable diseases

    UAE, September 16, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently organized a workshop on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Dubai, in the presence of Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of the Primary Health Care Department, MOHAP. As well as, speakers from Mohammed Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University, and Thumbay Hospital also graced the event. Dr. Suhail said addressing NCDs such as diabetes, Cardio vascular diseases, cancer, and chronic respiratory Diseases is key priority of the UAE government and Ministry of Health & Prevention. NCDs ......read more

    H.E Dr. Amin Al Amiri: “We strive to provide smart services that exceed customer expectations”

    UAE, September 16, 2017 - HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention met some of the ministry’s customers under the “An Hour with An Official” initiative that aims at enhancing the dialogue with customers, listening to their comments and suggestions on the quality of services to develop and accelerate work processes in order to exceed their expectations according to a set of performance indicators to ensure monitoring, review and development, which improves customers’ ......read more

    Empower reinstates its position in carbon neutral practices

    The company marks another milestone in carbon abatement     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 13, 2017:  Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received the official Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) cancellation certificate issued by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the successful offset of emissions during the IDEA District Cooling 2016 Conference, in cooperation with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE).   The ......read more

    USD 32 billion worth of urban construction projects being tendered in region

    UAE, September 13, 2017- More new business opportunities in the GCC recently opened up for Brazilian investors with USD 32 billion worth of large-scale urban construction projects now being tendered in the region, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).   The ABCC, which aims to foster economic, cultural, and tourism ties between Arabs and Brazilians, said that the report recently released by Dubai-based market research firm BNC Network is strong proof that the GCC remains a promising market for Brazilian businessmen. The report reveals that a total of 801 urban ......read more

    2nd China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance explores international cooperation in support of ‘One Belt, One Road' initiative

    UAE, September 12, 2017- The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance in Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has successfully concluded the 2nd China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance. The two-day event held in Shenzhen, China formed part of efforts to drive economic growth and comprehensive development through the Islamic economy, in line with the objectives of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. It was organized in cooperation with China Islamic Finance Club, ZhiShang Intercultural Communication, and ......read more

    UAE youth to learn new automotive life skills from Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children program

    September 12, 2017: Nasser Bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est., Pearl FM’s long-time sponsor, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, for its subsidiary brands Quick Pit & Dial-a-Tire to develop basic life skills of today's youth in the UAE through a unique engaging life skills course related to the automotive segment. The MoU was signed by Ahmad Bin Eisa Alserkal, Vice Chairman, Alserkal and Dr Mona Al Bahar, CEO, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, in the presence of administrators and managers from both ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change & Environment Organizes 1st Plenary Meeting for the Dubai Declaration Signatories

    32 institutions have signed the Dubai Declaration so far MOCCAE presented each signatory with a memorial shield of the Dubai Declaration as a recognition of their efforts and commitments  Dubai, UAE: 12 September, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE) organized the 1st plenary meeting for the Dubai Declaration signatories, hosted by First Abu Dhabi Bank at JW Marques Hotel Dubai and in partnership with the Central Bank of the UAE. The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and ......read more

    Department of Economic Development - Ajman successfully runs consumer awareness campaign at China Mall

    UAE, September 12, 2017 - The Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has successfully implemented a new awareness campaign for consumers and investors in the local Chinese market, especially those based in the emirate's China Mall. The campaign is aimed towards increasing more awareness for consumers and investors on their consumer rights and duties while also educating them on the risks of patronizing counterfeit goods like clothing and electronic equipment. As part of the campaign, representatives of the department ......read more

    Emirates Post Issues Year of Giving memorial stamps

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  In connection with the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, that 2017 is the “Year of Giving”, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed to develop a comprehensive work frame to activate "Year of Giving 2017" by consolidating the culture of giving and charitable and humanitarian work in UAE. In cooperation with the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future and as a part of the initiative of "Good ......read more

    Port Development MENA Conference to be held for the first time in Dubai

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will shed light on its comprehensive initiatives promoting maritime safety, secure navigation, and operational efficiency of Dubai’s maritime sector at this year’s Port Development MENA Conference in Dubai. Produced by international conference company IQPC, the event will take place from September 26 to 28, 2017, and see a participation of local, regional, and international port authorities and operators. During this global platform, DMCA will share its experiences in implementing safety regulations in local maritime cluster and enhancing ......read more

    6th UAE-China Joint Economic Committee meeting concludes

    The 6th session of the UAE-China Joint Economic Committee held in the capital of Beijing, China has concluded. The UAE delegation was headed by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, while the Chinese side was led by Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.  The two parties reported their achievements in the development of cooperative frameworks in several vital areas of common interest since the fifth session of the Joint Economic Committee. The most notable involved trade, investment, energy, infrastructure, financial services, ......read more

    MOHAP issues warning against risks of malpractice by unlicensed practitioners

    UAE, September 9, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a warning against cases of malpractice impacting patients in some medical centers and clinics, that do not comply with the official health regulations. This is part of efforts to raise awareness among the community, and to protect all individuals from malpractice and from medical equipment’s in unlicensed beauty centers as well as nutritional supplements with therapeutic claims and hormonal supplements in fitness centers without having the necessary licensing, and that poses health threats and can cause ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Smart Risk Engine receives highest certification from Glnl

    Dubai – Saturday 9 September 2017:  Dubai Customs has recently received a third level certification on its smart risk engine from the renowned Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.  The third level is the highest degree of certification the Institute provides. GInI is an international organization providing professional membership associations and certifications in the field of Innovation.  The Institute aims to advance individual careers and transform organizational achievements by advancing the profession of innovation leadership. It does this through its globally ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Conducts Surprise Inspection at Ajman Fish Market

    Dubai-UAE: 07 September, 2017 – As part of a schedule of periodic field visits carried out by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to audit environmental, agricultural, livestock and fishery facilities in the UAE, the Fish Inspection Section at the Ministry’s External Audit Department conducted a surprise inspection at the Ajman Fish Market and its landing site.  The visit was organized in coordination with Ajman Municipality and the Ajman Fishermen Association to verify the compliance of the fish market with the federal fisheries legislation. The ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority continues to inspect floating restaurants to ensure maritime safety and operational efficiency

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues monitoring, inspection and follow-up on the work of floating restaurants to ensure compliance with international standards and best practices in line with its efforts to enhance maritime safety, operational efficiency and safe navigation within Dubai's territorial waters. The move is a continuation of efforts to encourage the adoption of best practices by marine operators in terms of organizational, administrative and technical, as well as improving the quality of services provided and upgrading maritime safety standards. Abdullah Bintoaq, ......read more

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