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    Abu Dhabi Exports Office and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partnership to Help Sharjah Exporters Expand International Business

    Sharjah-UAE: 02 June 2020 –  Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) are partnering together on a strategic initiative to help boost exports from one of the leading manufacturing hubs in the region that provides a significant contribution to the UAE’s GDP.  ADEX, the UAE-wide export financing entity founded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), and SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Centre (SEDC), signed a memorandum of understanding today (MoU) to partner together to support marketing and promotion of the emirate as a strategic international trade partner while empowering SCCI members to explore new international export markets and business growth opportunities by tapping into the unique suite of financial products and services provided by ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development Sign MoU Agreement to Support Education Opportunities for Youth Across Egypt

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020:  Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development today announced the signing of an MoU to support education opportunities for youth across Egypt. The MoU agreement aims to see both foundation platforms collaborate through their respective youth programs to advance the education and development of young people in Egypt. With COVID-19, distance learning platforms are now more crucial than ever, and key to ensuring and continuing the education of youth, despite global challenges. Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), and Eng. Noura Selim, Executive Director of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony to provide youth across Egypt with access to the ......read more

    ‘America's Favourite Teacher' Stephen Ritz Outlines His Urban Farming Vision in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Virtual Session

    Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the educator and environmentalist discussed how green technology can change the world  Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 02, 2020: The American educator, urban farmer and innovator Stephen Ritz revealed how his tower garden-growing technology is flourishing in the UAE during the latest Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) Virtual Session. The talk, titled ‘Changing the World with the Power of a Plant’, on Thursday covered Ritz’s rise to fame through his innovative teaching methods in some of the USA’s poorest communities, his ongoing projects in the UAE, and the numerous books he has published.  As the 30th edition of ADIBF has been postponed until next year, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu ......read more

    Environmental Conservation an Increasing Concern for UAE Residents Ahead of World Environment Day

    Rising online searches for recycling, plastic in the ocean and paper alternatives to single-use plastic goods    Dubai, UAE – 02 June, 2020: UAE consumers are growing increasingly interested in environmental conservation issues, especially in regards to ‘plastics in the ocean’ and ‘recycling’, which top associated online searches by the country’s residents ahead of World Environment Day (05 June), according to back-search data collected by SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. The UAE’s most searched environmental-related term between May 2019 and April 2020 was ‘recycling’, which registered a 51 per cent rise for combined Arabic and English searches over 12 months, while specific English searches for ‘plastic recycling’ grew 49 per ......read more

    Emirates Post Unveils Modern New Website and Look

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 31 May 2020:  Emirates Post has unveiled a new logo and website, part of an ongoing business transformation process that has seen the vital sector entity update its organisational structure, brand architecture, and systems in line with evolving customer needs.  Emirates Post’s new logo and website reflects the brand’s orientation as a contemporary and digitized organisation. The modern updated logo maintains the Emirati identity reflected in the organization’s falcon and represents its key sub-divisions – Retail, Parcels & Express, and International.   “Over the past two years, we have been building a new Emirates Post – modern, digitized and accessible to all. Our aim was to create convenient and streamlined processes that people can rely on ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Government Launches Integrated Stimulus Package to Support the Emirate's Economy and to Ensure Continuity of Business

    • Comprehensive measures cover all business sectors in Ras Al Khaimah  • Highest levels of coordination and engagement between decision makers in government entities and free zones  • Three levels of support comprise payment deferrals, fee exemptions and consultancy services  • Planting trees replaces paying some fines in decision aimed at sustaining the environment • Includes support for 15,000 companies and 25% discount on new residence visas for family members • Extensive package includes exemption from exhibition charges and support for Emirati entrepreneurs • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Abdullatif Khalifa, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council: o Prudent leadership is keen to offer all means of support and empowerment to the business community o ......read more

    Dubai Culture Welcomes More Than 2,300 Students in Virtual Guided Tours at Etihad Museum in the First Month of Its Launch

    • More than 65 virtual guided tours for school students from all over the Emirates • Overall satisfaction from the tours is at 96% • The addition to Al Shindagha Museum and other museums to the virtual guided tours • The experience consolidated Etihad Museum’s premier position among the Ministry of Education’s approved destinations for trips for the year 2020.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:   More than 2,300 students from 6 public schools and 8 private schools in UAE took part in the virtual guided tours of Etihad Museum that were organised by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority via the Dubai 360 website and a virtual meeting platform. The visits highlighted the details of the museum, drawing inspiration from the story behind the establishment of the ......read more

    Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

    Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

    Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:    As part of its continuous efforts to keep the business community in Dubai informed with the latest legal developments and to help the private sector protect their businesses during the current circumstances, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Al-Tamimi & Co, organized a webinar on “Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE which was attended by 479 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed to introduce the impact of Covid-19 on the business sector and its legal implications. It also aimed to identify whether Covid-19 constitutes a force majeure event and the impact of force majeure on key industries such as shipping, logistics, aviation and real estate. The webinar was moderated by Essam Al-Tamimi, ......read more

    “We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments

    Sharjah, May 19, 2020: The recently launched campaign by the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, represented by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee, is witnessing a considerable interaction by the heads and representatives of government authorities and departments in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as media outlets, radio stations, and social media platforms. Held under the theme “We’ll get through this”, the campaign aims to highlight the stimulus package adopted by the Sharjah government to support the public and private entities, business sectors, and individuals and to curb the economic repercussions of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this context, the SCC published, on its social media pages, a video highlighting the campaign objectives and messages, in addition to daily posts that ......read more

    Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona

    Dubai – 18 May 2020:  Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis.  Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and medical supplies in the local market through facilitating trade without compromising safety and security of society.  “Dubai Customs is playing an increasingly important role during this difficult time to secure borders, ......read more

    Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic Capacity

     The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool to help hospitals around the world manage capacity more effectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    With countries across the world strengthening hospitals’ response to the surge in patients requiring critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool that helps hospitals and public health services manage critical capacity more effectively, enabling them to meet the increased demand.   Developed by researchers from the Jameel Institute, the tool – called the J-IDEA Pandemic Hospital Planner – can calculate the ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed chairs meeting of the Board, which discusses budget for upcoming season and appointment of Emirati assistant coaches in team games like football   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council has thanked and lauded the country’s wise leadership for their vision and support during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and their efforts to protect the nation and the members of its community from the virus. The Council also hailed the leadership for ensuring the smooth supply of essentials and other daily requirements of the community, as well planning and preparing for the post-COVID-19 period. The Council also commended Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai clubs for hosting COVID-19 drive-through test centres at their premises, and thanked all the volunteers from Dubai ......read more

    Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families

    Digital app to create customised postcards with personalised image, copy and video   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2020:  Emirates Post has launched ‘epostcard’ – a digital postcard application that will allow users to create customised physical postcards for friends, families, colleagues, and stakeholders.  The ‘epostcards’ app, which can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store, will allow individuals to design bespoke postcards to send to friends and family and for companies to send to employees and stakeholders. The app allows users to tailor images and create copy, in addition to adding videos that will be uploaded and accessible via a QR code on the physical postcard. Based on individual specifications, Emirates Post will print the physical postcards ......read more

    Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy.  Musabih said Dubai Customs managed to deliver quality services during the hard time without any disruption. “Thanks to our sophisticated technological infrastructure, it was not a big deal for us to work from home and at the same time maintain security and ensure safety of our inspectors working at the frontlines. ......read more

    ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ä, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share. Under the initiative, ICBA will work with local partners and authorities to grow ......read more

    Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme to Benefit Those Affected by the Current Situation

     Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2020:   Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has witnessed many generous gestures during the past six weeks, with contributions from Abu Dhabi citizens and resident of all ages and nationalities.    A recent contribution by Emirati high school student demonstrates the lengths that people all across the Emirate are going to in order to support those in need during the current health and economic situation.   Abdulla Al Jahmani, a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at a school in Al Ain, has contributed AED15,000 from his savings that he planned to use to start his own project once he graduates high school.   Speaking about the reasons behind his contribution, Abdulla, said: “I am happy to make a contribution to the ‘Together We Are ......read more

    Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak

    Dubai – 13 May 2020:   HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms.  This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs.   Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers of different ranks to identify their points of strength and assess their development needs.  “The whole world is changing dramatically due to the ......read more

    Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According to Sophos

    o Global survey shows the average cost of recovery is $1.4 million if organizations pay the ransom, $730,000 if they don’t o SophosLabs reports on Maze ransomware techniques that increase pressure to pay o 49% of the organizations surveyed in the UAE witnessed a significant ransomware attack in the last 12 months   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020, which reveals that paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a ransom. The survey polled 5,000 IT decision makers in organizations in 26 countries across six ......read more

    Positive Glimpses of Prayer and Fond Memories Win Xposure #homecaptured Global Contest's Fourth Week Prizes

    Sheik Shehriyar UAE resident, Ajman takes home the first prize of US$ 1,000;  India’s Raj Pawar wins US$ 750 as runner-up   Sharjah - May 13, 2020:  Xposure International Photography Festival’s #HomeCaptured contest winded up its fourth week with homegrown talent, UAE resident Sheik Shehriyar from Ajman winning the first prize of US$ 1,000, and while Raj Pawar from Solapur, India claiming the runner-up position, winning US$ 750.  Underlining the inner strength one receives through prayers, especially when one seeks a ray of hope that pierces through the darkness to heal, Sheik Shehriyar’s image titled ‘Prayers’ also drove home the message of #stayhomestaysafe, emphasising the need to keep loved ones in our prayers during the current challenging ......read more

    KhalifaSat Captures Image of Duomo di Milano In Italy and the Vacant Streets Around it During the Lockdown

    Dubai, UAE, 13 May 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released an image of the Duomo di Milano and its surrounding neighbourhood in the city of Milan, Italy taken from space by KhalifaSat, during the period of lockdown initiated to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The maze of empty streets visible in the picture is a reminder of the time when Italy’s capital of finance and fashion came to a standstill as authorities tried to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. In response to the pandemic, the Italian government had progressively worked to contain the disease and declared a total national lockdown on March 10. Through testing and retesting, rigorous quarantining and other important measures, Italy has gradually begun to flatten the curve.  KhalifaSat was fully developed at ......read more

    SEHA and Emirates Red Crecent Hand Out 1,000 Care Packages

    Providing the workforce with tools and informative guides to minimize the spread of COVID-19.    Abu Dhabi, May 13, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Emirates Red Crescent collaborated to provide the workforce in Emirates Humanitarian City, Abu Dhabi 1,000 care packages that include body towels, liquid soap and shampoo, toothpaste, sanitizer and educational guides on preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, said: “The UAE’s leadership have always given priority to the wellbeing of the nation’s workforce, who are integral to the development of the country and its infrastructure. We are grateful to the Emirates Red Crescent who have joined forces with us to bring SEHA’s vision to life ......read more

    Masala King Dhananjay Datar to Sponsor the Repatriation of Indians From UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   There is promising news for thousands of stranded Indians waiting for their return from UAE to India on the background of current COVID 19 pandemic. The air traffic between these two countries is already started and the process of registration of names with Indian Consulate and ticket booking has also started. Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading Company popurly knows Masala King is extending his co-operation in sponsoring the air ticket expenses of the needy travellers coming back to India.  Dr. Datar said he will contribute to the ticket expense and COVID testing fees for Indians from the UAE who are waiting to get repatriated. Dr. Datar said this is a personal initiative from his side to help those who are unable to meet the expenses in ......read more

    E-mortgage System Contributes to DLD's Commitment to Precautionary Measures and Enhances Remote Work System

     The aim is to reduce the percentage of customer visits and procedures to one step through one platform     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, was able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its advanced infrastructure during the exceptional circumstances resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19, after it provided many solutions to maintain its communication with its customers and provide them with services, including the e-mortgage registration service. The process of registering e-mortgages is carried out via either banks or real estate registration trustee offices that provide all real estate transaction services. The mortgage service helps support DLD’s commitment to the precautionary measures and ......read more

    Zoho Brings Its Global Assistance Efforts to UAE With New Vertical Relief Plan

    Targeted programs introduced to aid organizations across non-profit and government sectors and retail industries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Zoho Corporation, a global technology company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business software applications in the industry, has introduced its Vertical Relief Plan (VRP) in the UAE. The VRP is comprised of programs and tools to assist businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across two verticals: non-profits & government, and retail.     "We are so grateful to all the workers who are helping us weather this storm," said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho co-founder and CEO. "Beyond those on the front lines, there are workers in industries who are struggling, who are persevering, who are ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Government, Legal and Humanity
     
    DGW holds meeting to review updated strategic plan aimed at supporting national efforts to address COVID-19

    Event discussed implementation of precautionary measures to guarantee health and safety of DGW employees and customers UAE, May 28, 2020: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully held a meeting of the leadership team discussing the implementation of the government’s precautionary measures that can help address the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The meeting was held as part of the DGW's continuous support to national efforts directed at ensuring the health, security, and safety of the society--including DGW employees and its customers. The meeting provided ......read more

    Ministry of Economy launches an interactive knowledge platform to help the business environment address the effects of Covid 19

    Abu Dhabi, 16 May 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MOE) has launched a dedicated platform to help the business environment address the effects of the COVID-19 virus, which is an interactive online knowledge platform to support business continuity and stimulate sound business practices to reduce the impact of the Corona virus crisis on the commercial and investment climate in the country, protect consumers and companies, and direct communication between The MOE and Business Sector to provide the appropriate knowledge environment to deal with the consequences of the pandemic. The platform, ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone hosts webinar in cooperation with Seamless to highlight e-commerce boom in the UAE

    May 12, 2020 - Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has partnered with Seamless Webinar to host an online discussion on how to build an e-commerce business swiftly and efficiently.  The session, which is scheduled to be held at 11 AM (GST) on May 13, 2020, will feature Athbi Al-Enezi, Co-Founder of JustClean, Kuwait; Ammar Akhtar, Chief Executive Officer, Finalrentals; and Leena Khalil, CCO / Co-Founder, Mumzworld; alongside Sheikha Al Nuaimi, Executive Director of Marketing and Sales, Ajman Free Zone and will be moderated by Sowmya Iyer, Founder and CEO, DViO Digital. The free to attend webinar will ......read more

    Ogilvy's Paul O'Donnell Voted President of EACA

    Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been elected as the new President of the EACA UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 8 AM MAY 12TH Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been voted as the new President of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) for a two-year term. He succeeds Dominic Grainger, Chief Executive Officer, WPP Specialist Communications, who has been EACA’s head since 2016.  O'Donnell's two-year tenure will be focussed on increasing co-operation and ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Consolidates Its Humanitarian Initiatives on “Zayed Humanitarian Work Day”

    Distributing 1.5 Million Meals in Ramadan as Part of the “10 Million Meals” Campaign   • DP World, UAE Region’s humanitarian initiatives represent a key pillar of its overall strategy, which emphasizes promoting the spirit of giving and benevolence in its organisational culture     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 of MAY 2020:   Inspired by its vision to make “Humanity Happier”, DP World, UAE Region recognises Zayed Humanitarian Work Day in commemoration of the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may ......read more

    ABCC to host a new webinar on Brazilian-Arab relations and the new global scenario brought about by Covid-19

    Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão to attend online conference as one of guest speakers May 12, 2020- The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) announced that it will host a new webinar this month as part of the ongoing dialogues on the direction and the future of the Brazilian-Arab relations in the new global scenario. Titled ‘Brazil and the Arab Countries: Enhancing the agenda in the new global scenario,’ the interactive webinar will feature Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão and ABCC President Rubens Hannun. The online conference will ......read more

    Nationwide Carrefour Donation Campaign to Bring Ramadan Essentials to Those in Need

    Carrefour has partnered with the Emirates Red Crescent to provide families across the UAE with boxes of essential food items during the Holy Month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:    Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, has launched a donation campaign across its UAE stores that invites shoppers to provide boxes of essential Ramadan items to families in need during the holy month. In partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent charity, the initiative encourages customers to purchase boxes worth AED 50 or AED 100 online or in Carrefour stores across ......read more

    Emirates Post Records 45% Increase in Last-Mile Delivery Volumes in the UAE

    Deliveries for e-commerce, banking and government sectors help boost volumes in Q1 2020    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 May 2020:  Emirates Post has registered a 45% growth in last mile delivery volumes since the beginning of 2020 compared to Q4 2019. Since January 1, 2020, Emirates Post has delivered close to 2m shipments to customers on behalf of government and banking organisations as well as e-commerce retailers both locally and from around the world.  E-commerce is the most significant contributor to the jump in last mile deliveries, accounting for ......read more

    Retired Emirati Soldier Contributes His Monthly Salary to MA'AN's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme Until the End of the Current Health and Economic Challenges

    Abu Dhabi - May 12, 2020:   A retired Emirati soldier who served in the UAE Armed Forces, has pledged to contribute his monthly salary for the duration of the current health and economic situation to the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme. In a move that represents an outstanding demonstration of communal responsibility and social cohesion, Ali Hussein Al Ahbabi will continue to send his monthly stipend to the programme until the current challenges ease, with the funds being used by Ma’an to ......read more

    Al Ansari Exchange Donates AED 1 Million to ‘Education Uninterrupted' Campaign

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 May, 2020:   Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, announced today the donation of AED 1 million in support of ‘Education Uninterrupted’ campaign launched by the UAE Ministry of Education and Dubai Cares. Al Ansari Exchange’s donation will go towards supporting children and youth from national and non-national low-income families in the UAE whose education has been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.    Speaking about the importance of giving and ......read more

    Dabur Joins UAE's Fight Against Coronavirus by Distributing Free Hand Sanitisers to Front Line Heroes

    Over 7,000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers have been distributed to essential workers in the UAE through Talabat and Royati Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Dabur International has launched WHO compliant Dermoviva hand sanitisers to keep everyone safe in the fight against coronavirus. As a mark of appreciation for essential workers who have been selflessly working throughout the coronavirus outbreak,  Dabur distributed over 7000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers to delivery drivers and front-line workers through a collaboration with Talabat and Royati Family Society, a ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Introduces the Private Sector to the UAE National Self Employment Platform

    Introductory workshop to promote awareness regarding  the benefits for  Emiratis and companies from the platform     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:     Dubai Chamber’s Center for Responsible Business recently organized an online training workshop on the UAE National Self Employment Platform, which has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The workshop aimed to enhance awareness of the citizens and companies about this platform and its benefits, along with the methods of applying, especially in light ......read more

    DGW takes part in 'Your City Needs You' campaign in support to the UAE community

    Participation reflects DGW's commitment to enhancing volunteerism as part of one's humanitarian and patriotic duty UAE, 9 May 2020 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) confirmed the participation of a number of its employees in the ongoing 'Your City Needs You' volunteering campaign, an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, through the 'Day for Dubai' app. The campaign aims to give people in Dubai the opportunity to participate in a variety of volunteering ......read more

    Dubai Customs Organizes 362 Online Training Courses During Remote Working Period

    Dubai – 11 May 2020:  As part of its efforts to maintain development and help employees keep abreast of the latest trends, Training Center at Dubai Customs organized 362 remote training courses which spanned 1,074 online hours (equivalent to 4,296 traditional training hours). These included 358 online courses on Linkedin over 689 online hours (equivalent to 2,756 traditional training hours) and targeted 710 employees. Dubai Customs’ iLearn portal ran 4 online training courses which weighed 385 online hours (equivalent to 1,540 traditional training hours) and targeted 77 ......read more

    MA'AN's ‘Together We Share' Programme Delivers More Than 3 Million Meals in First Week to Workers Across Abu Dhabi

    • With tens of thousands of workers receiving daily nutritious meals since 1 May, the initiative has already provided more than 3 million meals this week • The deliveries are being made across 35 accommodation sites across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi throughout Ramadan • The nutritious food supplies are being paid for by contributions made to Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme     Abu Dhabi, 9 May 2020:   The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an has announced its ‘Together We Share’ ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Honors Support Staff and Renews

    its commitment to construction workers under the Community Solidarity Fund against Covid-19 Dubai, UAE: In celebration of International Workers Day and as commitment to its social responsibility, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honored  its support staff, in recognition of their vital role in ensuring a clean and safe environment for employees and customers of the Chamber. For the 12th year, in a row, the Chamber gave financial rewards to the support staff to encourage them morally and financially.  This reflects the Chamber's commitment to appreciating its ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Completed more than 100,000 Electronic Transactions Between March- April

     Buamim: Our digital infrastructure and transformation has supported the business community efficiently and consistently during this challenging time, and will continue to do so    50 smart services provided to the business sector electronically     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that it completed 106,145 electronic transactions during March and April this year, making it easier for its members to conduct their business, and reinforcing the Chamber’s commitment to ......read more

    Dubai Customs Convenes Quarterly Consultative Council by Video Conference

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Business and trade groups in Dubai highly praised the stimulus package launched by Dubai government in support of companies and the business sector during the coronavirus crisis. During the first Customs Consultative Council (DCCC) meeting 2020, organized quarterly by Dubai Customs, representatives and heads of business groups in Dubai confirmed that Dubai always stands with them against any economic challenges. The video conference meeting was chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and attended by ......read more

    Danube Group Donates One Million Dirhams Worth of Food Kits During This Pandemic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Taking the fallout of economic and health impact of this pandemic into account, UAE-based conglomerate, Danube Group, has set aside one million dirhams for the distribution of food kits among those affected by this pandemic across the United Arab Emirates .Distribution will take place from their warehouse facility in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah and will be handled by their staff members who have been involved in similar charity initiatives in the past. The group has initiated the distribution of about 20,000 food ......read more

    Nursery Distributes Groceries to Hundreds of Workers During the Month of Ramadan

    British Orchard Nursery runs a month-long drive gifting foodstuff and other essentials to construction workers, drivers and cleaners among others in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:    Keeping up the spirit of giving alive in the holy month of Ramadan, British Orchard Nursery is running a month-long charity drive and has already reached out to hundreds of people in the UAE with Ramadan packages. The packages – comprising long-shelf food products, fresh produce and other household essentials – have been gifted to workers at construction sites, ......read more

    Public Service Messages from Dubai Police Strike a Chord with UAE Residents Amid the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis

    During April, Dubai Police saw the highest uplift in Ad Awareness of any brand in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   As the world fights COVID-19, Dubai Police are educating and advising the public on how to protect themselves in the midst of this health crisis and also sharing thanks and appreciation to the frontline police personnel. Dubai Police are continuing to use their various channels to voice public service messages including “Wear a mask! Your Safety is Their Safety” and have also produced imagery and short videos focussed on sharing ......read more

    Everything You Need to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy

    By: Dr. Luisa M. Sastre, Specialist Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   Sudden fluctuations in eyesight including blurred vision, double vision, and the appearance of floaters in the eye could go unnoticed as people maneuver complicated and unpredictable lifestyles. However, these minor ailments could be a sign of a more serious underlying disease. These symptoms are some of the key indicators of diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world.  As the name ......read more

    Jaguar and Land Rover Coronavirus Support: Over 360 Vehicles Deployed Globally to Support Emergency Response

    • Jaguar and Land Rover thank all those around the world involved in the fight against coronavirus • 362 vehicles now deployed globally to support emergency response organisations during the coronavirus crisis • Jaguar provides 15 vehicles to support the UK’s ‘Help NHS Heroes’ initiative delivering food and essentials to NHS frontline staff, carers and their families • Jaguar Land Rover South Africa teams up with South African Red Cross and the Minnie Dlamini Foundation to deliver vital food to vulnerable people as part of the #FeedingSATogether ......read more

    UAE Astronauts Wishing Quotes on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   Emirati Astronauts, Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi, wishing the Armed Forces on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day.    “On 6th May, we celebrate the 44th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day anniversary. I'm proud to be one of you. Thank you for your sacrifices that have inspired me and many people over the years.” Hazzaa AlMansoori, Emirati Astronaut    “On the occasion of the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day, I send my sincere appreciation to the prestigious ......read more

    TAMM Launches “Abu Dhabi Pay” as Part of Endeavours to Provide Digital Payment Methods for All Government Services

    Al Ketbi: the launch of the new platform is Abu Dhabi government’s latest initiative to advance digital transformation and strengthen the emirate’s leadership in e-Government services   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2020:   The Department of Government Support, as represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced the launch of the digital payment platform, “Abu Dhabi Pay” through the Abu Dhabi Government Services ecosystem, “TAMM”. The launch of “Abu Dhabi Pay” is a new step towards accelerating the pace and ......read more

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