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    Dubai Land Department Participates in the 68th World Congress of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)

      DLD showcased Dubai’s expertise in attracting investments and preserving real estate rights Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017: A high-level delegation from Dubai Land Department (DLD) participated in the 68th World Congress of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), which was held in the European state of Andorra from 23rd to 28th May. Dubai made a prominent appearance at the event, which took place under the slogan ‘Smart City, Smart Building’, as the Emirate will host the next edition under the theme ‘Happy Cities’ from 27th April to 2nd May 2018.  Mahmoud Al Burai, Executive Director of Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) – the educational arm of DLD – commented: “Dubai participated at this year’s congress with a major platform to inform more

    Bee'ah Launches New Tech Company EVOTEQ at SAP Innovation Day

      Bee’ah Reveals New Ventures and Partnerships at SAP event SMARTTRACK app to combat counterfeit medicines revealed Memorandum of Understanding signed with SAP and EOH Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 29, 2017: Bee’ah, Sharjah’s pioneering environmental management company, has announced the launch of a new company, EvoTeq, and signed two new business agreements in its quest to deliver innovative tech-based solutions to combat pressing issues faced by the region. The signing ceremonies and announcements took place during Bee’ah’s participation in the SAP Innovation Day, taking place at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. During the event, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, announced the launch of EvoTeq, a digitally focused company that will more

    Selected Post Offices Will Open Until 6 pm During Ramadan

    Dubai, MAY 29, 2017:  Emirates Post Group announced that the official working hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be from 9 am to 2 pm; however, selected post-offices will observe extended working hours until 6 pm, from Saturday to Thursday, except Friday. The extended working hours in selected post offices are in response to the needs of the public in this holy month and form part of EPG’s efforts to provide postal and non-postal services to customers for longer hours. Among the post offices that will be open until 6pm in the 1st Postal Zone are: Abu Dhabi Central Post Office, Hamdan Post Office, Airport Post Office, Mussafah, Al Falah, Bani Yas, Tourist Club, Mussafah Shabiya, in addition to 5TH zone  Al Ain Central Post Office and Al Ain Al Senaiya Post Office. In Dubai, the extended timings will be more

    Dubai Health Authority Adopts Two Smart Technologies That Aim to Protect New-Borns

    Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has started implementing two state-of-the art technologies that aim to protect the safety of new-borns in Dubai and Latifa hospital. The first system adopted aims to protect the new-borns by technologically linking them with their mothers and the hospital so that if someone attempts to move the baby without authorization the mother and hospital will be alerted.  The second system adopted on the other hand aims to monitor the oxygen levels in the child’s blood and alert the mother, and staff if the oxygen levels drop below the normal rate.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said the authority aims to enable hospitals, health centers and clinics to provide the best services by providing them with the latest more

    Dubai Metro and Tram timings during Ramadan 2017

    The RTA have announced new timings for metro amd tram services during Ramadan 2017. These timing will be applicable from 27th May to 25th June 2017. The Metro and Tram timing for EID holidays will be published once available. Red Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017 Sunday 5.30am to 12am Monday 5.30am to 12am Tuesday 5.30am to 12am Wednesday 5.30am to 12am Thursday 5.30am to 1am (Fri) Friday 10am to 1am (Sat) Saturday 5.30am to 12am   Green Line Metro Ramadan Times 2017 Sunday from 5.50am to 12am Monday 5.50am 12am Tuesday 5.50am to 12am Wednesday 5.50am to 12am Thursday 5.50am to 1am (Fri) Friday 10am to 1am more

    UN Under Secretary General discusses Urban Sustainability with UPC

    Abu Dhabi, 27 May, 2017:  A senior representative from the United Nations (UN) met with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) this week to discuss the global issue of rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UPC, met with Dr. Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, to explore possible solutions for challenges faced by urban areas around the world.  They discussed the UPC’s best practice on strategies for sustainable urbanisation, such as its successful implementation of the Estidama Pearl Rating System – a mandatory requirement for all new Abu Dhabi developments – to create complete sustainable communities and enhance quality of life. The Estidama initiative is based more

    Bee'ah and Masdar Launch Joint Venture to Develop the First Waste-to-Energy Plant in the Region

    Emirates Waste to Energy Company to treat 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) with its first facility. Signing of waste supply and power purchase agreements for WTE facility witnessed by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2017: Bee’ah, the country’s leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formally established the joint venture Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) to develop waste-to-energy plants across the region, it was announced today. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, around environmental challenges and ways of maintaining a pollution free environment, more

    Safety Tips from Civil Defense

    Safety at Home: When leaving the house for a long time, ensure to close the cooking gas cylinder, turn off all electrical appliances and close the windows and doors tightly. Please close the faucets and open some sources of ventilation to protect the walls of the house from cracking, especially during the summer. Make continuous maintenance of important equipment and devices at home, especially in the kitchen, including gas cylinders, electrical wires, air conditioners and other devices in order to avoid fire breakout. Misuse of gas cylinders may risk your life and the lives of the dearest people to you, so please keep the gas cylinder in a safe place and away from the sun and from the reach of the children and please don’t allow them to enter the kitchen without supervision and don’t allow them to approach the more

    DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

    Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2017:  DIFC Wills & Probate Registry welcoming the team from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department tasked with the planning and set up for a wills registry covering assets held in Abu Dhabi by non-Muslims. Discussions focused on understanding how the Dubai Registry could serve as a model for rules, infrastructure, operations, pricing and marketing for the new service. more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 31 Projects in Jordan Worth AED5.7 Billion

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Funded projects in line with Jordanian government’s development objectives Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population. In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Fund announced that by end-2016, it provided financing for 31 development projects with a cumulative value of AED5.7 billion through government grants and concessionary loans. The projects covered several sectors, namely mining, water and irrigation, transport, housing, agriculture, energy, education and healthcare. ADFD manages the US$1.25 more

    Dubai Customs Helps 300 Families in Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE 27th May 2017: Following the leadership’s wise directives and vision of turning 2017 into a year for giving and selflessness, and as part of its CSR efforts, Dubai Customs’ CSR Section launched Ramadan Giving Initiative, which will help needy families throughout Dubai. The initiative will target 300 needy families in coordination with Beit Al Khair Society.    Commenting on the new charitable initiative, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department highlighted the importance of giving as an inherent Emirati value.  “It’s no stranger to the UAE to occupy the first place in humanitarian efforts and initiatives worldwide. This is due to the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Umrah Trip for 11 Orphans

    Foundation collaborates with Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, in line with ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative  Dubai-UAE: 27 May, 2017 – In line with the Year of Giving initiative launched by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) collaborated with the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, to organize an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for 11 orphans.  As part of the ‘Making Orphans Happy’ initiative by the Department of Awqaf – Sharjah, the orphans and their four chaperones visited the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as several historical landmarks in the vicinity. Apart from its religious significance, the visit aimed to enhance the children’s knowledge of Islamic teachings and more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Calls on UAE to Intensify Humanitarian Efforts Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

      Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017 UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”  He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year of Giving, and to instil humanitarian values deep in the DNA of our people and culture.” The Year of Giving 2017 was launched by His more

    DHA and DP World Launch State-of-the-Art Blood Donation Bus

      United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.  DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for entities such as DP World, which undertake such initiatives, which are aimed for the benefit of the community. He highlighted that the mobile blood more

    EPG holds fire drill at Sharjah Central Post Office

    Sharjah, May 25, 2017:  A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.  Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.  The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill. During the drill, the Civil Defense teams demonstrated how they take their hose pipes inside the building, rescue those trapped inside and bring back the injured or dead on more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Youth Circle on Impact of Climate Change on Immigration

      Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”. The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi told the audience more

    Dubai Business Women Council: UAE's Entrepreneurship Landscape Boosted with UAE's First Government Accredited Entrepreneurship Programme

      The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees. Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).  Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job creation.  With innovation and education central to the more

    Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU with Korea Health Industry Development Institute

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector. H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum. Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector. The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical tourism, technology, best practises and medical more

    Ras Al Khaimah Unveils New International Corporate Centre

      His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman  Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO  RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore  RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The Centre was formed following the merger of RAK more

    NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women

      Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman   NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017 NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in Amman. In alignment with the vision of Her Highness more

    Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) Recognise Empower's Efforts and Achievements at Excellence Awards

      Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a total capacity of 56,000 RT. “We are more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016

      His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance 76% of funds channelled to Arab countries Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects. Headlining a press conference at the ADFD headquarters to announce the annual results for 2016, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds announces its CSR initiatives for Ramadan - Over 60,000 residents across GCC and Far East to benefit from the initiatives

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’  Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017:  The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan, embracing the spirit of giving. Such month long activities are planned in association with like-minded organizations from the more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to Support Local Agricultural Production

    Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.  Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative that assists companies and entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture and fisheries. The MoU is the result of the keenness of the two parties more

    Dubai Quality Group Concludes Emirates Women Awards 2017 by Honouring Extraordinary Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards. 110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year. Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business. Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2017 (EWA) honored local and expatriate women achievers from diverse fields of business and technology at Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. The award more

    Other Top Stories from Government, Legal and Humanity
    Supreme Legislation Committee organizes workshop to address legislative challenges and opportunities

    UAE, 27 May 2017- The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) hosted a workshop titled ‘The Legislative Laboratory’ attended by representatives from the Dubai Government. The event was in line with the General Secretariat’s efforts to enhance government integration and support the development of a consolidated legislative system according to the emirate’s sustainable development policies.  The workshop was held under the supervision of Mr. Omar Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Acting Assistant Secretary General and Director of more

    Ajman's Department of Economic Development & Municipality & Planning Department collaborates to standardize advertising activities

    UAE, May 27, 2017 – The Department of Economic Development – Ajman’s (DED – Ajman) Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection recently held a meeting with the Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman (MPD – Ajman) and advertising companies to adopt a unified and clear mechanism for organizing advertising activities that supports the emirate’s sustainable development. The gathering gave approval to the formation of the working group to determine the requirements, policies and standards to regulate advertising activities and develop proposals more

    DAFZA hits 62 per cent of total annual sales target and posts 31 per cent growth in registered companies for Q1 2017

    UAE, May 27, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) performed exceptionally well in Q1 2017, achieving 62 percent of its total annual sales target. This was accompanied by an increase of 7 per cent in sales revenues over Q1 2016. The freezone also posted a significant 31 per cent growth in the number of its registered companies, as compared to the same period in 2016, noting a 16 per cent rise in the number of multinational businesses, such as Fujikura, Global Sources, Armasal, Blue Star, Markolin and others. The positive financial results showed a significant increase in more

    Ministry of Economy says preparations for World Trade Development Week in Dubai set to kick off

    Dubai, 25 May 2017- The Ministry of Economy has announced in a press conference that the preparations for the ‘World Trade Development Week 2017’ to be held in Dubai from October 30 November 1, 2017. The Ministry will supervise the preparations in cooperation with the Federal Customs Authority. The press conference held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai was attended by H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade; Saud Salem Al Aqroubi, Director of the International Relations Department of the Federal Customs Authority; Aisha Al Kabissi, more

    They Sang and Danced Their Way into Hearts

    When every performer set the stage on fire Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers. Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai. Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned more

    Minister of Economy urges investors to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017:  In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE. The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE. Lending his support more

    Businesses Could Face Penalities for Missing Health Insurance Renewal Deadline, Guardian Wealth Management Warns

    One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions 22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned. Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health more

    Emirates Foundation launches Volunteering Mobile App

    Encouraging Emirati youth to give back during the holy month of Ramadan Takatof, the nation’s leading youth volunteer network launches the largest volunteering campaign during the holy month of Ramadan, providing compelling opportunities for youth to volunteer for self- and community development. ABU DHABI, 22 May 2017:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organi-zation set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of youth across the UAE, announced the launch of its ‘Volunteering Mobile more

    Dubai Police Partners with 360VUZ to Make the Dream of 5 Children Come True

    -    An exceptional experience with a viral 360 Virtual Reality Video showcasing some of the top destinations of Dubai -    Dubai Police supercars participated included a Ferrari, Bentley, BMW i8, and AMG  Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017: Dubai police partnered with 360VUZ, the leading Virtual Reality company and app in the middle East, to make a dream of 5 children from different nationalities come true by offering them an exceptional experience taking a tour in Dubai riding their supercars. Dubai police in partnership with 360VUZ team selected more

    Dubai Customs showcases latest projects to DM delegation

    Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  In exchange of expertise and to enhance cooperation between Dubai government department, Dubai Customs received a delegation from Dubai Municipality.  The visitors were received by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Ahmed Al Yaqoubi, Projects Delivery Director, and a number of heads of departments at the Customs Development Division. The delegation was headed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director General for Corporate Support Sector.   Juma Al Ghaith reaffirmed the significance of more

    Bodour Al Qasimi Named Chair of WEF's MENA Regional Business Council

    Announcement made at World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan Dubai, May 21, 2017    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Regional Business Council (RBC) for the Middle East and North Africa.  Sheikha Bodour’s appointment was announced by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, in the presence of a number of government officials and senior business leaders more

    Emirates Post Group awards Imdaad AED6 million FM contract

    Dubai-based company to provide integrated FM services for branches of Emirates Post Group throughout the UAE Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company, based in Dubai, has signed a AED6 million deal with Emirates Post Group (EPG). The one-year contract, with the option to extend by another two years, will see Imdaad deliver specialized integrated FM services in EPG’s branches throughout the UAE. This includes: maintenance of buildings and facilities, encompassing civil works, electrical and HVAC and mechanical more

    Ramadan Labour Community Donation with Swimwear to Works by COEGA Sunwear & Dubai Mums Helping Hands

    Swimwear to Workers this Ramadan Celebrating the Spirit of the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Home-grown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear joined volunteers from across Dubai to distribute swimwear and other goods to workers in the labour communities in the run up to the Holy Month of Ramadan. The donation drive, an initiative by relief organization Dubai Mums Helping Hands and SmartLife, part of SmartDistribution, sees people and businesses come together to provide aid to labourers living and working in the city. COÉGA Sunwear delivered more than 1,500 swimsuits more

    Dubai Customs honors winners of IPR Awards at CIFF 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  “Piracy Full Stop” won the best international movie in the latest version of the Children's International Film Festival (CIFF) 2017 which concluded recently at the Higher Technology College in the academic city.  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, awarded the winners in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs. Winchester School’s “Ctrl +c NOT v” and Pristine School’s “One for all” won the best local movies award. American School of Creative more

    Dubai Customs: The Newest EXPO 2020 Official Sponsor

    Dubai – 20 May 2017: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with EXPO 2020 office that aims at developing means of cooperation between the two sides. As per the agreement Dubai Customs has become the newest official sponsor of Dubai EXPO 2020 and will participate in promoting the exhibition’s brands in different publications and media channels.  Commenting on this agreement Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department pointed out that Dubai Customs’ preparations for EXPO 2020 are gaining momentum, and are crowned with the more

    Emirates Post Group Appoints Chief Happiness & Positivity Officer

    Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Abdullah Alashram has issued a decree appointing Mr. Yousuf Alkhaja as Chief Happiness and Positivity Officer, in addition to his current position as Acting Executive Director of Network Operations. In his new role, Mr. Alkhaja will seek to spread the awareness and knowledge of happiness and positivity as a way of life across the organisation, in line with the vision, mission and goals of the National Happiness and Positivity Program, which aims to make happiness and positivity a core value, a government commitment and a spirit uniting the UAE more

    Emirates Post Group Holds First ‘Change Retreat' in Ras Al Khaimah

    The Emirates Post Group held a ‘Change Retreat’ on Coral Island in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss strategic plans and future challenges. The retreat was inaugurated in the presence of the Group’s Acting CEO Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, the executive managers, other managers, and customer service employees. Abdullah Al Ashram said that previously, the Emirates Post Group had focused on a strategy to develop postal and digital services, and that it had set clear strategic objectives to achieve these goals by 2021. He added that staff from different sectors participated in more

    Emirates Post Upgrades Public P.O. Box Service to Handle E-Commerce Deliveries at All Post Offices

      Public P.O. Box is meant for those who don’t have their own P.O. Box DUBAI, May 17, 2017: Emirates Post has upgraded its Public P.O. Box service, which allows residents and visitors to have a common P.O. Box address for receiving mail through any of the post-offices in the UAE. The move to encourage people to use the Public P.O. Box service stems from Emirates Post’s strategy to take a larger share of e-commerce deliveries, as e-commerce is projected to boom in the years to come. Each post office in the UAE has a unique Public P.O. Box number, which can be more

    DLD Triumphs at Ideas Arabia Competition 2017 with Double Win

    - The department scoops first place in ‘Happy Customers’ and ‘Technologies’ categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17th May 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has won two prestigious titles at the Ideas Arabia Competition 2017, which was launched by the Dubai Quality Group in 2006 to celebrate ground-breaking innovations that have been implemented by institutions over the past year and achieved qualitative results. DLD won first place in the ‘Happy Customers’ and ‘Technology’ categories for its ‘Real Estate Services Trust’ and more

    Qatari customs delegation visits Jebel Ali Customs Center

    Trade with Qatar grow 92% between 2011 and 2016 Dubai, UAE, 17th May 2017:  DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Sultan bin Sulayem received a Qatari delegation at Jebel Ali customs centers during their visit to Dubai to learn more about Dubai Customs experience in developing and boosting customs work.  The delegation was headed by Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of senior officials in the more

    New Saudi report cites Dubai Courts as benchmark for further development of Kingdom's litigation procedures

    UAE, May 17, 2017- A newly released report from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has hailed Dubai Courts as a benchmark for the country's continuing efforts to further develop its litigation procedures. The report, which is entitled 'Provisions leading the litigants to a delay of the ruling,' was authored by His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Sulaiman Al Salman, Head Researcher of the Islamic Studies Department of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. The commendation is the result of his recent visit to Dubai Courts to learn the standards, more

    DAFZA and IMA successfully hosts conference on emerging trends in Accounting, Technology and Leadership

    UAE, May 17, 2017 - DAFZA (Dubai Airport Freezone Authority) in collaboration with IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) successfully hosted a conference on emerging trends in accounting, technology, and leadership. The event, which was held at the DAFZA Business Centre, featured more than 10 regional and international experts that brought global and regional perspectives on topics such as digital finance transformation, Blockchain, Islamic and Social Finance, Cognitive Technologies, Corporate Governance, Leadership, and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). more

    Dubai Customs receives delegation from Qatari General Authority of Customs

    Dubai, UAE, 16th May 2017:  Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Qatari General Authority of Customs. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs met with his Qatari counterpart Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority who was accompanied by a number of senior customs officials. The meeting was attended by Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of DC World, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department, Shuaib Al Suwaidi, Intelligence Department Director, Edris more

    Aldo Solemates Red Crescent event - 17th May, 2017

    Aldosolemates charity event has been scheduled for Wednesday 17th of May.  Be gifter a free pair of shoes from ALDO by donating your shoes to the Red Crescent between 10am - 12pm and get 50% off on every purchase after 12pm. Event will be at Sahara Centre. more

    The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Assures that the Withdrawal of Sadia Chicken is the Sole Responsibility of the Union Cooperative Society in Dubai

      Dubai, UAE: May 14, 2017 – Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the ministry has coordinated with Dubai Municipality, as the regulatory body in Dubai, with regards to the withdrawal of Sadia chicken by the Union Cooperative Society. She confirmed that the withdrawal of the Sadia Chicken product by the Union Cooperative Society in Dubai is an internal procedure by the Cooperative Society, which solely bears the responsibility of withdrawing the product and the announcement that has been more

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