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    Dubai launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

    Dubai – 16 July 2019:  Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs. In his opening speech to the launch ceremony, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih confirmed that the new smart system is an indication of the incessant efforts of ......read more

    A charitable initiative from the ADNOC Sas Al Nakhl School brings together AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent

    The school was honoured with “Aoun” award for its outstanding humanitarian efforts   • The Sas Al Nakhl campus pupils were awarded the prize for volunteering and participating in humanitarian work. • The Aoun Award for Community Services aims to instil the culture of volunteering among the Emirati youth • The awards adds to a long list of charitable honours won by ADNOC Schools, including the United Nation Award and Dubai Cares Award     Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 15, 2019:  ADNOC Schools’ Sas Al Nakhl Campus raised AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent and received the prestigious Aoun Award for Community Services sponsored by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), for their outstanding humanitarian efforts and contribution towards society and help penurious families ......read more

    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomes DGEP Coordinator General

    Dubai – 15 July 2019:  Dubai Customs Director General Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Dr Hazza Al Nuaimi, the new Coordinator General of the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai. This is part of Dubai Customs’ strategy to maintain close ties of cooperation with government agencies and raise Dubai's profile as a global centre of excellence in all aspects of public service. Musabih pointed out that the DGEP has played a central role in improving efficiency of government work and organizational performance in Dubai, making it a role model locally, regionally and globally.  Director General of Dubai Customs highlighted the latest DC achievements, most importantly the recent recognition from the World Customs Organization (WCO) which ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah and Singapore to Discuss the Bilateral Cooperation'

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Monday; 15/07/2019:  H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and H. E. Low Pit Chen, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai discussed strengthening the bilateral business cooperation, and the economic issues that contribute to reinforcing the investment cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah and the Republic of Singapore. The meeting was attended by H.E Youssef Ismail, Head of the Supreme Committee of Saud Bin Saqr Foundation for Youth Project Development, H.E Arafa Al Falahi, H.E. Aisha Alqatami, Board of Directors members of  Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mohamed Hassan Al Sabab, Director General of RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry . H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with Al Masraf to manage and service OA accounts

    Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) to manage and service Owners Association (OA) accounts. The MoU was signed by HE Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, and Hussein Ohida, Assistant General Manager – Corporate Support Services. Bin Ghalita commented: “RERA seeks to attract as many potential private sector partners as possible to help them implement their strategies to regulate Dubai’s real estate sector and support all parties in their respective roles. The new MoU with Al Masraf will provide OA accounts more options and access to banking services provided by leading banks operating in the country.” The MoU ......read more

    MoHAP Youth Council Discusses Mutual Cooperation with Civil Defence Youth Council

    Dubai, 14th July, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) held recently a meeting with the Civil Defence’s Youth Council. The meeting discussed means of exploring mutual cooperation and sharing creative ideas to develop coordination mechanisms, launch bilateral initiatives and tackle most important challenges, so as to realize the strategic objectives of youth councils.    Present at the meeting were Dr. Sultan Sharif, Chairman of MoHAP’s Youth Council, Captain Humaid Abdalla Ali, Head of Civil Defence’s Youth Council and a number of members of both councils. A Package of Initiatives and Programs At the outset of the meeting, Dr. Sultan Sharif welcomed the members of Civil Defence’s Youth Council, stressing the importance of holding ......read more

    Dubai International Financial Centre Continues to Prioritise Ease of Doing Business with Introduction of New Licencing Categories & Fees

    Introduction of Short-Term and Restricted Licences as well as Commercial Permissions and Dual Licencing categories designed for ease of set-up and affordability Dubai, UAE: 11 July 2019 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is continuing to prioritise the ease of doing business with the introduction of new licencing categories and fees designed to make establishing businesses within the Centre easier and more affordable. Four new licencing categories were introduced as part of the new Operating Law and Regulations, including Short-term and Restricted Licences, Commercial Permissions and Dual Licences. Each of the new categories come with reduced licence fees and increased flexibility, allowing more firms to conduct ......read more

    Corporations' long-term success hinges on their business model supporting humanity's prosperity

    Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day 2019 (July 29) one-planet compatibility emerges as a powerful compass to gauge corporate strategies against ecological resource constraints   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:    Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day this July 29, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its commitment to promote one-planet compatibility as the necessary framework for long-term business success. Schneider Electric’s breakthrough White Paper, published on July 29*, lays out the detailed approach and supporting metric for one-planet compatibility and humanity’s prosperity. It was developed in partnership with Global Footprint Network, the international sustainability organisation that pioneered the Ecological ......read more

    ‘Legislative Needs Forum' discusses key elements of ‘Legislative Plan 2020' in line with Dubai's future-oriented vision

    Dubai - UAE, 9 July 2019 -The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) discussed recently the key elements of the “Legislative Plan 2020”, which sets out a clear, flexible, efficient, and systematic framework for drafting legislation in line with Dubai’s vision of the city of the future. The discussions took place during the “Annual Legislative Needs Forum 2020”, which witnessed the participation of 39 local government entities that were keen to explore the outcomes of the legislative plans implemented between 2017 and 2019. During the forum, the attendees also discussed new ways to meet their legislative needs for the upcoming year in line with Dubai Plan 2021 launched to promote excellence in governance and leadership with a view to ensuring the well-being and ......read more

    Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Welcomes Official Chinese Delegations from Sichuan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 09, 2019: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), one of the UAE’s leading free zones, has stepped up efforts to attract new business and foreign direct investment (FDI) from China following official Chinese delegation visits this week.  Jamal Bin Marghoob, Senior Director of Sales at DAFZA along with  senior officials welcomed the delegation from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council (CCPIT) was represented by Mr. Yang Shibo, Minister of the Association and another delegation from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, which was led by Zhang Lyu Ping, Deputy Director General.  The delegations were joined by a number of Chinese companies which aim to better understand investment policies, economic and trade ......read more

    MoHAP Youth Council Interviews Zainab Al Bloushi “Winner of Happiness and Positivity Medal” After Saving Life of Five Persons

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) hosted and interviewed recently, the volunteer Zainab Al Bloushi, the winner of “Happiness and Positivity Medal”.  The interview comes as part of “60 Minutes with Inspiring Character” event aiming to shed more light on the positive and distinguished stories of Emirati youth, so as to form a great motivation for the next generations and future youth.  The interview with Zainab Al Bloushi featured her experience in saving the lives of five persons who had a car accident on Maliha-Sharjah road.  Commenting on this heroic story, Al Bloushi said: “Thanks to my participation in SANID – National Emergency Response Volunteer Program ......read more

    Dubai Customs explores more mutual trade with KSA

    After recent signing of AEO mutual recognition agreement   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office H.E. Abdul Hadi Mohammed Al-Shafi, the Saudi Consul-General to Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.  “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with our brothers in Saudi Arabia and its diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. “The Kingdom is a very important trade partner to Dubai” said Musabih.  An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) mutual recognition agreement has recently been signed between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This will help reduce clearance time ......read more

    Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with members of Consultative Council

    Dubai, 6th July 2019:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said the smart innovative services provided by Dubai Customs was the source of admiration and praise for the World Customs Organization.  “This was reaffirmed by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Mr Kunio Mikuriya during our meeting on the sidelines of the WCO Council 133rd/134th Sessions in Brussels, Belgium” Musabih said in the opening speech of the Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting, which was held in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division and Edris Behzad, ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with Tanami Properties to support Manzili initiative

    Dubai, UAE, 04  July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanami Properties (TP) through which DLD will support the Manzili initiative launched by TP. The MoU aims to strengthen the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors, achieving public interest to develop Dubai’s real estate market. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “This relationship is in line with our institutional goals to provide a systematic approach to register lands and properties, protect customer rights, and ensure all legal aspects related to land sales and purchases. We hope that our partnership and cooperation with the private sector will help us create an attractive global investment environment, achieve the government’s strategic objectives ......read more

    Dp World, UAE Region Collaborates With the Indian Business & Professional Council to Unveil “the India-UAE Bridge”

    Unique e2e Solutions Will Help DP World and Jafza Support Indian Trade and Investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:   DP World, UAE Region launched “The India-UAE Bridge”, a major initiative that will attract Indian trade and investments to its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Jafza by offering end-to-end (e2e) solutions to companies and entrepreneurs. On the 30th of June, details of the ambitious initiative were announced at “The India-UAE Bridge”  event, a  jointly organised event by DP World UAE Region, Jafza and the Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC). The e2e solutions delivered under the initiative will support investors through value propositions such as the integration of DP World’s assets in both countries, enhancing  access ......read more

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises Chairman honoured by Dubai Police for supporting White Points System for the 7th consecutive year

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:    HE Salem Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), was recently honored by Dubai Police in recognition of SAAE’s efforts to sponsor and support the Dubai Police White Points System for the 7th consecutive year. He received an award from Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations, Dubai Police during an event that was held recently at Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City, to felicitate the White Point initiative sponsors. The White Point System is a unique system implemented by the Dubai Police as part of its strategy to make roads safer by encouraging motorists to become responsible drivers and thereby reducing casualties. Drivers can earn White Points by registering under the ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Awarded CIPS Corporate Platinum Accolade

    Award puts DCT Abu Dhabi in a special group of 14 global organisations which have achieved rigorous standards   Abu Dhabi, 30 June 2019:  The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – Corporate Platinum Award. This is the highest certification in the procurement profession globally that can be reached by an organisation.    CIPS is the leading professional organisation in procurement and supply chain management and aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management globally.   DCT Abu Dhabi is the only organisation to have jumped from CIPS’ Standard Level, directly to CIPS’ Platinum ......read more

    Dubai Land Department wins of ‘Ideas Arabia 2019' award in Productivity category

    DLD was awarded for the ‘Building Survey and Classification’ system based on 64 criteria   Dubai, UAE, 29 June 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced its achievement of the ‘Ideas Arabia 2019’ award, an addition to its track record of many local and international accomplishments, after taking first place in the “Productivity” category for its ‘Building Survey and Classification’ initiative.    HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are proud of this remarkable achievement that recognises the benefits of the first-of-its-kind ‘Building Survey and Classification’ system. This system was approved by the Executive Council in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

    Government of Pakistan closes first phase of US$ 375 Million Syndicated Term Loan and Murabaha Facilities fully subscribed by leading UAE Banks

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 29 June 2019:  The Islamic Republic of Pakistan acting through the Ministry of Finance (MoF) - Government of Pakistan has successfully signed a US$ 375 Million Dual Tranche Syndicated Term Facility in June 2019. Both the conventional and Islamic tranches were fully subscribed by a syndicate comprising leading UAE banks who have successfully funded their commitments.   The banks have also launched a general syndication to upsize the Facilities by utilising an accordion mechanism.  Emirates NBD Capital Limited acted as the Global Coordinator for the Facilities and the transaction was anchored and arranged by Commercial Bank of Dubai P.S.C., Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, Noor Bank PJSC, Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, Mashreqbank psc and Sharjah Islamic Bank PJSC, who jointly acted as the ......read more

    Dubai Customs discusses more cooperation with French delegation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 29 June 2019:  Technical Support Department at Dubai Customs received visitors from the French embassy including Mr Rafiq Honas, Customs attaché at the embassy and Gregory Hanin of Getxent company.  The visitors showcased a disruptive product which is made of an innovative material able to collect a huge amount of odorous molecules and releasing them in a controlled manner during months. The product has especially been validated for training for explosives detection.  The visit aims to enhance ties of cooperation and partnership between the External Relationships Section at the Corporate Communications Department and its partners.    Eng. Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Technical Support Department and his team received the delegates and listened to their presentation on how to use ......read more

    National Election Committee Adopts Executive Regulations for Fourth Election Cycle

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 June, 2019:   The National Election Committee (NEC) issued its decision No. (03/02/2019) on the Executive Regulations for the upcoming fourth cycle of the Federal National Council (FNC) elections. Comprising 69 articles across nine chapters, the Executive Regulations form the legal framework of the elections at all stages of the electoral process and aim to ensure its transparency and integrity. Clarifying all aspects of the elections, the document outlines the mandate and the rights and responsibilities of the voters and candidates, committees that will manage the elections, and details of the electoral guides. The Executive Regulations contain the provisions of the Presidential Resolution No. (1) of 2019, issued by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to raise ......read more

    Dubai Customs honors top performers in 3rd monthly client recognition ceremony

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  Dubai Customs held its monthly 3rd client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories. As a token of appreciation to the outstanding clients, and following directives of the Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih the event has turned into a monthly celebration instead of an annual occasion.    Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division thanked all its corporate clients including traders and local and global firms for their innovative ideas and suggestions that contributed to a better customs performance and more streamlined product and service offering.   In his opening speech at the ceremony, Al Khaja said:  “We spare no effort in enhancing ......read more

    Search is on for “voices of Future Generations” Highlighting Children's Rights and Sustainable Development

    HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum to be region’s Goodwill Ambassador Emirates Literature Foundation appointed as consultants Dubai 25 June 2019:  The UNESCO-backed Voices of Future Generations (VOFG) programme has appointed HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Gulf region, with the Emirates Literature Foundation confirmed as consultants for the project for the next five years. VOFG aims to empower young people through a unique writing initiative, encouraging children to promote the UN Convention on the “Rights of the Child”, as well as highlighting sustainable development goals and giving children a voice about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for a sustainable future. HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “This is an amazing ......read more

    Committee for Sharjah Consultative Council Polls Keen to Enhance Electoral Experience

    PANEL DISCUSSES MECHANISMS TO ENSURE SMOOTH CONDUCT OF POLLS SHARJAH GOVERNMENT MEDIA BUREAU - SHARJAH, JUN 23 , 2019-- The Higher Committee for Elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council has resolved to step up its efforts to invigorate the electoral experience of the Emirate of Sharjah, in accordance with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. This came during a meeting of the Committee held today (Sunday) at the Sharjah Ruler’s Office under the chairmanship of HE Dr Mansour Mohammed bin Nassar, Legal Counsel and Director General of the Legal Department at the Sharjah Ruler's Office. Speaking on the occasion, Dr bin Nasser discussed the various stages and procedures of the electoral process and the basic vision behind the whole ......read more

    National Geographic Announces 2019-20 Upfront Slate, Pushing Programming Boundaries with its Distinctive, Premium Content from Best-In-Class Storytellers

    New Series The Return of the Popular Series Brain Games with a celebrity twist; the next season of the award-winning series Genius Focused on Aretha Franklin; the channel's first competition series Race to the Centre of the Earth from prolific producer Bertram van Munster and the team behind the Amazing Race; greenlight of new episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted; a new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls exclusive to Nat Geo; and two new unscripted series featuring up-and-coming nat geo talent Mariana Van Zeller and Albert Lin   Premium Natural History Series China’s Hidden Kingdoms   Returning Series Wicked Tuna   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   Following National Geographic’s first Oscar win for the two-year-old Documentary ......read more

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    Emirates Foundation Launches the Fourth Edition for the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth (EAAGY)

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation The Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth encourages a more proactive and creative future for young adults in the Gulf region   Abu Dhabi, June 18, 2019:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, announced today the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Award ......read more

    Dubai Customs boosts productivity through AI based system

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) expressed his happiness that the “Productivity Engine” was approved by the Dubai Executive Council to be used at the government departments level.  The engine, developed in-house by Dubai Customs, uses artificial intelligence to boost productivity, reduce costs and make clients happier and more satisfied towards the fulfilments of Dubai bold plans and vision. Bin Sulayem highly applauded the role of His ......read more

    Emirates MarsUnder the theme of ‘Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence', MBRSG to Host the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

    • This year’s edition marks the first time the event is held in the Middle East region. • The conference brings together scholars and experts from six continents, joining from 62 cities located in in 45 countries around the world. • A conference Programme Committee of around 200 global scholars rigorously reviewed nearly 150 paper submissions.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) – the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy ......read more

    Emirates Mars Mission Science Week to commence in July

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will organise workshops at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub in early July, to shed light on the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission Dubai, UAE, 16 June 2019:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet.  EMM Science Week will include six workshops by MBRSC’s Science Team, and will highlight the scientific aspect of ......read more

    Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State Upholds Tolerance and Cooperation in Moving D-Day Commemorations

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2019:  His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State delivered an address at the Bussola Institute in Brussels, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history that turned the tide of World War II. The Bussola Institute, a platform for independent research, dialogue and mutual respect between the Gulf Countries and Europe served as the ideal venue to mark this esteemed occasion with His Excellency’s moving, succinct, passionate, and powerful statement that renounced intolerance, ......read more

    Empower renews commitment towards community members through blood donation initiative

    Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, organized its annual blood donation campaign as part of the World Blood Donor Day, which is celebrated on 14 June every year. The campaign was held at Empower’s staff accommodation in Al Quoz by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre mobile bus. The mobile bus helps in collecting additional 70-80 units of blood per day and the centre undertakes the responsibility of ensuring safe blood for thousands of people who receive life-saving ......read more

    UAE and Oman bodies sign MoU to jointly promote Internal Auditing

    Training courses planned to enhance auditing skills Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Strategic alliances need to be developed Muneer Al-Mughairy:  Quality Assurance services to be promoted    Dubai, June 9, 2019: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) and   Institute of Internal Auditors-Oman (IIA-Oman) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a validity of three years. The agreement will facilitate both the organisations go in for joint cooperation and promotion and also to work for professional honing the auditing skills of their ......read more

    123 readers led Taraweeh prayers during the holy month of Ramadan

    09 June, 2019, Dubai, UAE Ramadan Dubai 2019 ends its first edition, which began on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, attracting around half million worshipers from across most mosques in the emirate, and a host of 123 readers from inside and outside the country who revived the year of the Prophet, peace be upon him, through the performance of the prayer ritual Taraweeh throughout the nights of the holy month with their beautiful and influential voices. Ramadan Dubai was organized by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber to Take Part in the 11th Edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) in Brazil

    Sharjah, 8 June 2019: For the 6th year in a row, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is gearing up to participate in the 11th edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) of the International Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme “Creating a Shared Future”, the three-day event will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 12 – 14 June 2019 with the participation of 1200 participants from more than 100 countries across the world. A delegation of senior officials and executives from the SCCI will be heading to Brazil, where they will hold several ......read more

    CEO of Etihad ESCO, Ali Al Jassim's Statement on World Environment Day 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:   “The occasion of the World Environment Day 2019, with its theme ‘Air Pollution,’ is an ideal opportunity for governments, industries, and individuals to renew their commitment to improving air quality in their cities and regions through the active adoption and implementation of solutions that can mitigate the impact of this menace. Given the rate at which the earth is getting polluted, there exists an urgent need to step up proactive efforts to save our environment for future generations. Breathing fresh air is a ......read more

    Joyalukkas employees host charity Iftar at labour camps.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Joyalukkas employees shared their joy with thousands of laborers by hosting a charity Iftar at various labor camps across the UAE. An unnamed employee who actively works in the CSR division of the Joyalukkas Group said, “As a Group, Joyalukkas is one of the most giving organizations in the world and this spirit inspires all its employees on the same path, like Joyalukkas Foundation, we believe ‘Lets do every little possible to make the world a better place’, Joyalukkas employees are ......read more

    Aster Volunteers and Max make Eid special for 100 underprivileged children

    This is the third chapter of the ‘Smile’ programme, which was launched by Aster Volunteers in March 2018, with an aim to promote wellbeing of children in need   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    With Eid holidays approaching, Aster Volunteers and Max in cooperation with the Human Appeal International (HAI) joined hands to conduct the third edition of ‘Smile’ programme and bring happiness and joy to 100 less fortunate children from different nations living in the UAE.  The programme echoes the sentiments put forth in the Year of ......read more

    Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes a series of Iftaa sessions

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2019 The Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities Department has organized 248 Iftaa sessions during the holy month of Ramadan, benefiting more than 12000 people. This was a part of the agenda of Ramadan Dubai held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.  The sessions targeted the employees of some government institutions and worshippers in Dubai to achieve the objectives of Ramadan Dubai by establishing partnerships with government departments and by encouraging ......read more

    DLD launches first Ramadan football tournament for its sectors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:     Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently held the first edition of its Ramadan football tournament for its sectors. The tournament, sponsored by Sobha Realty, was organised by the Registration and Real Estate services sector in collaboration with the Employee Happiness Committee at the Amity School in Al Qusais. At the end of the tournament, which was attended by the CEOs of DLD’s sectors, and a large number of DLD’s employees and the public, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Majid Al Marri, CEO of ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Celebrates Ramadan Through Giving and Education

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  In an effort to celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE Region has unveiled a wide range of humanitarian initiatives exemplifying the values of the company and Emirati society. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time to remember the importance of giving, tolerance and prosperity. Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become a city where millions of people from different cultures can coexist and ......read more

    UAE government baby registration e-service reaches over 8,000 Emarati families

    Mabrouk Ma Yak, the UAE’s government innovative newborn registration service, helps Emirati parents obtain identity documents for their children. The service was developed in partnership between various UAE government entities and Johnson’s   Dubai, UAE – 29 May 2019:   A UAE government newborn registration e-service has to date helped 8,000 families register their children in the UAE. The service, previously available in 35 hospitals across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain, will now be extended to all the ......read more

    Dubai Customs carries out 19 social initiatives in Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    Dubai Customs carried out 19 social initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan that benefited more than 45,000 people.  The initiatives varied to include donations, distribution of iftar meals among motorists and pedestrians, and organizing lectures. As part of Al Furdah Hands initiative, 20,000 meals were handed out to motorists as they stopped at the traffic lights around sunset time. Around 200 volunteers of Ghayath Volunteer Team took part in the initiative along with their children and members of the port Police Station. ......read more

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized a Ramadan Majlis in Hatta entitled "Year of Tolerance"

    Under the activities of Ramadan Dubai 29 May 2019, Dubai, UAE:  Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized a Ramadan Majlis in Hatta entitled "Year of Tolerance" in the presence of Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Work Sector at IACAD, General Coordinator of Ramadan Dubai, and Jasim Al Khazraji Director of Islamic Institutions Department, Chairman of the Content Committee of Ramadan Dubai, Khamis bin Dhaen, Director of the Center for Islamic Affairs in Hatta and a number of people and dignitaries in Hatta ......read more

    DLD signs license agreement with Mashreq Bank for e-mortgage System

    Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a license agreement with Mashreq Bank, one of the first banks operating in the UAE, for the use of the e-mortgage system. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Arshad Khan, representing Mashreq Bank. Bin Mejren said: “The development and launch of the new e-mortgage system come as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance automation applications and systems in our transactions to reduce paper transactions and the number of visits. We expect that applying blockchain ......read more

    ENEC sponsors Emirates Red Crescent Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed

    ENEC partners with volunteers.ae to enable its employees to participate in a wide range of charitable activities   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 May 2019:  Volunteers from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, helped prepare Iftar meals for community members in the town of Madinat Zayed, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.   On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and as a part of its commitment to families and communities across the United Arab Emirates, ENEC ......read more

    MoHAP and Novartis Ink Agreement to Strengthen the Strategic Drug Stockpile

    Dubai, 28 May 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has inked, on May 27, an agreement with Novartis Middle East on the provision and recycling of the strategic drug stockpile in severe and emergency situations. The agreement includes 31 life-saving and emergency drugs. The one-year-agreement aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical security and the appropriate response to emergency cases, with the formation of a joint committee to follow up the agreement implementation. The signing ceremony was held at MOHAP’s headquarters in the presence of His Excellency Dr. ......read more

    10,400 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Meshary Al-Affasi at the Grand Rashidiya Mosque on the night of 21st day of Ramadan

    Under Ramadan Dubai activities 28 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: 10,400 worshippers performed their prayers with Sheikh Mishari bin Rashid Al-Affasi, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Kuwait, including 5,000 worshippers at the Grand Rashidiya Mosque on the night of 21st day of Ramadan and 5,400 worshippers at the Sheikha Hind bint Jumaa Al Maktoum Mosque in Zabeel on the night of 22nd day Ramadan. Dr. Omar Mohammed Al-Khatib, Executive Director at the Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities Department, said that the worshippers Intensify their efforts in the last ten days of the holy month ......read more

    Traditional Call to Prayer Returns to Al Ain's historic Jahili Mosque

    Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2019:   Fittingly for the Holy Month of Ramadan, this week has seen the return of the traditional call to prayer to the historic Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The prominent location of Al Jahili Fort, at the centre of the city, and its landmark status, is such that its buildings, including the mosque, have come to symbolise the traditional architecture and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi.  The historic mosque consists of a single room with an open arcade on the east side entered from an enclosed courtyard. It is a historic building constructed with earth ......read more

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings Announces its CSR Initiative this Ramadan

     PAN Emirates commits to donate 1% of total sales to SENSES Residential and Day Care for Special Needs during the holy month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    In keeping with their belief in giving back to the community through various initiatives throughout the year, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has announced that it will contribute 1% of its total sales during the month of Ramadan to SENSES Residential and Day Care Center for Special Needs, a non-profit organization, ......read more

    Dubai Culture pumps 17,707 liters of water under its humanitarian campaign themed ‘Power of Giving'

    To promote tolerance and to support the Well of Hope competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th May 2019:  On invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with The Dubai Mall, concluded its participation in the Well of Hope competition launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), under a campaign themed ‘Power of Giving.’  During the campaign, held on 23rd May 2019, Dubai Culture ......read more

    Ramadan Dubai celebrates Zayed Humanitarian Day

    27 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized a series of programs and events in Dubai that coincided with the Zayed Humanitarian Day, in addition to highlighting the achievements of the founder of the State, Sheikh Zayed, and his great efforts to promote the nation and its institutions and citizens. In the presence of Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Sector, IACAD General Coordinator of Ramadan Dubai, the Rashidiya Majlis in Dubai organized a Ramadan session, in collaboration with the Community Development ......read more

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