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    2018 ‘Camel Trek' of the UAE embarks from ‘Empty Quarter' in Abu Dhabi

    Fourth edition of camel trek will take six men and nine women from 10 countries in a journey back in time  DUBAI, 18th January 2018:  A caravan of camel riders from diverse cultures embarked for the first time from the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Abu Dhabi, a harsh desert area in the far south of the UAE yesterday (17th January 2018) morning, in their journey to live an extraordinary experience of real Emirati heritage. The 15 participants in the fourth edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ received training in camel riding by the organizers Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), before embarking on what has become the flagship event in HHC’s annual program. The camel caravan camped overnight in the Western region of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday before setting off across the world’s largest uninterrupted sand ......read more

    Climate Innovations Exchange kicks off in Abu Dhabi

    Thani Al Zeyoudi and Shamma Al Mazrui discuss sustainable future with the youth 27 entrepreneurs take the stand at CLIX and present their innovative proposals to potential investors  Al Zeyoudi: CLIX is an out-of-the-box solution for the limited funding of climate innovations   UAE entrepreneurs lead the entries in CLIX, reaffirming the country’s success in creating an environment conducive to achieving its sustainability goals Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 18, 2018 –   The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) kicked off on Tuesday, January 16, at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, running from January 15 to 18, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. CLIX is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and is hosting 27 entrepreneurs and ......read more

    H.E Dr. Thani Alzeyoudi, Minister, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE honors the Local and International Speakers Waste Management Solutions Forum kicks off at EcoWAS

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 17, 2018:  The EcoWASTE Exhibition today inaugurated the Waste Management Solutions Forum, a premium event that gathers solutions providers and municipalities to discuss sustainable waste management strategies.  Eng. Saif Mohamed AlShara, Assistant Undersecretary, Sustainable Communities Sector, UAE delivered the opening address, highlighting the role of waste management in creating sustainable environments. Following his address, Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, Acting General Manager, Tadweer (The Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi) delivered the keynote speech, highlighting Abu Dhabi’s waste management strategy.  With a future-centric agenda committed to advancing sustainable waste management and recycling across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA the fifth edition of EcoWASTE ......read more

    Dubai Customs to launch its events within 1st UAE Customs Week

    Dubai, UAE, 16th, January 2018:  Dubai Customs is all geared up to launch its 1st UAE Customs Week 2018 from 21 to 25 January, following and building on the success of the last two editions of Dubai Customs Week.  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that the week is an opportunity to engage all segments of society in supporting and learning about customs work.  “It’s very important to help everyone learn the essential role customs departments in the UAE play to sustain economic growth and protect the country. This will help us serve our clients in a better way to achieve better growth following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Organizes Umrah Trip for 40 Minors, Mothers

    Dubai-UAE: 16 January, 2018 –  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for a group of more than 40 Minors, mothers, and Foundation officials.  In line with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the initiative aimed to contribute to fulfilling the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to provide a nurturing environment for orphans through developing the alternative family care system.  The Foundation has organized multiple umrah trips for minors under its care as part of its annual plan for the past nine years. The latest seven-day trip comprised visits to the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as guided tours of historical ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Unveils World's Largest Man-made Desalinated Water Reserve

    Water storage recovery strategy to become blueprint for world’s desert zones Abu Dhabi: 16 January 2018:  Abu Dhabi today unveiled the world’s largest reserve of high quality desalinated water, se-cured in a network of 315 recovery wells lying up to 80 meters below the Liwa Desert. The wells are fed by one of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) longest water pipeline networks which runs the water from Shuweihat desalination plant at a rate of 7 million imperial gallons (ap-prox. 32,000 m3) / day over 27 months.  The reserve, which has at its core an infiltration and recovery system sitting atop a natural fresh water underground aquifer, was first investigated in 2002 and has been extensively researched by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). The project was undertaken as a collaborative venture between ......read more

    UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science promises new water security solutions

    Unique initiative sets the pace in advancing research in an emerging field of science and technology Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018:  With global water security posing an increasingly urgent challenge, an international effort is underway to seek new ways of replenishing potable ground water and increasing existing water reserves.   The scale of the problem is illustrated by the World Health Organization’s estimate that at present, 844 million people lack access to a basic drinking water service and that half of the world’s population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025.  Unlocking the potential of scientific and technological innovation holds the key to sustainable water security. As part of the global efforts in this direction, the UAE has launched an initiative that has drawn international ......read more

    Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018

    ADSW visitors can experience a first-hand new public mobility solution developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and Hafilat Industry  New zero-emissions bus designed specifically for hot climates, with 150km range per charge Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2018 –  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018.    A template for future sustainable public transport solutions, the working prototype was jointly developed by Masdar and Abu Dhabi-based Hafilat Industry in collaboration with the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Technology partner Siemens provided the bus’s engine giving the vehicle a range of 150 kilometres per charge while minimising the size and ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on Day One of CABSAT 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 14 January 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General, Dubai Information Department visited du’s stand at CABSAT 2018 (#ZB2-A70) today. His Highness was received by Ahmed Al Muhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV Service Operations, and other representatives of the company’s senior management, who briefed him on how du is empowering its customers in the UAE with the latest in broadcasting technology. His Highness was also taken on a dynamic VR experience of du’s broadcast and media services at the telco’s stand.  During the event, the telco is demonstrating its managed broadcast and media services, and its integrated suite of satellite, fibre networks, media asset management and over-the-top (OTT) solutions for high quality management and ......read more

    Bee'ah to add 50 all-electric Tesla Semi trucks to its transport fleet

    Bee’ah is the first organization to order Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East 50 electric Tesla Semi trucks will arrive on UAE roads from 2020 Bee’ah is also bringing Tesla’s world-leading Powerpack Battery Technology to its state-of-the-art net zero energy headquarter The investment supports Bee’ah’s aim to be a holistic environmental management company  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - January 14, 2018:  In line with its efforts to provide a better quality of life in the Middle East, Bee’ah, the region’s fastest growing environmental management company, has underscored its unshakeable vision for sustainability by purchasing the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. The announcement was made in-line with Bee’ah’s participation at the ......read more

    Green Hope empowers Syrian Refugee children

    Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  The plight of Syrian refugees has been dominating news headlines for many months now. Every social media platform broadcasts haunting images of their sad plight, especially those of women and children, who inevitably suffer the most. Feeling sorry for them is no longer the solution and it is imperative that each and every member of civil society takes steps to alleviate their suffering as they have every right to a life of dignity like all of us. Youth organisation, Green Hope Foundation, believes in turning words into action and we decided to bring smiles to the faces of Syrian refugee children living in camps in Lebanon close to the border. We wanted this New Year to be very special for these children and with the help of our members collected a large consignment of clothes, woollens , books , ......read more

    Second Cycle Awardees of UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Second Cycle Awardees set to bring their work to fruition

    Three innovative projects seek to advance knowledge related toof rain and weather phenomena  Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018:  It is estimated that nearly three billion people around across the world globe are currently affected by water shortages. The dramatic scale of the challenge problem faced, which affects people living across all seven continents, is further illustratedunderscored by the fact that one out of every six people in the world today does not have regular access to clean drinking water.  Among As one of the many potential answers to this pressing sustainability challenge, the UAE has launched an initiative that stands out for its unique and innovative potential approach toin  addressing the pressing challenges enhancing of water security.   The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Director discusses bilateral cooperation with Canadian Consul General

    AED 5b trade between Dubai and Canada Dubai, UAE, 13th January 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Canada and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.  “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Canadian diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs experise to the world” said Musabih. “Canada is an important trade partner to Dubai. The total value of mutual non-oil trade in the first nine months in 2017 was AED 5b. Imports had the lion’s share with AED 4.4b, followed by re-exports with AED 361m and exports with AED ......read more

    Krypto Labs named Strategic Partner for World Future Energy Summit's CLIX

    11 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Krypto Labs has been named as the Strategic Partner for the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, organisers of the event announced today. As the strategic partner for CLIX, Krypto Labs will highlight its facilities and services available to innovators and start-ups, as well as forming part of the judging panel, between January 15 – 18. With the UAE being home to 42% of the region’s 3,000 start-ups, the partnership between Krypto Labs and CLIX will bolster the growing entrepreneurial and innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Krypto Labs is a global incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking early stage start-ups. Krypto Labs provides innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world ......read more

    Dubai Customs receives Azerbaikjani outgoing Consul General

    Dubai – 07 January 2018:   HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received the Azerbaijani outgoing Consul General Parvez Ismayilzada in the presence of Alnoor Aleef, Azerbaijani Commercial Representative. He thanked Zada for his dedicated service in Dubai, and the meeting agenda included a discussion on the aspects of cooperation, trade growth opportunities and exchanging Customs experiences between Dubai and Azerbaijan.  Musabih pointed out trade with Azerbaikan has seen considerable growth in the last few years. Trade with Azerbaijan in the first 9 months of 2017 rose to AED 679m divided into imports with AED 4.3m, exports with AED 133.4m, and re-exports with AED 541.4m.  “We work towards enhancing mutual trade by facilitating customs services for Azerbaijani traders and investors. ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Art for Health' competition

    UAE, January 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently launched the ‘Art for Health’ competition to raise awareness on lifestyle-related medical conditions and tap into young people’s creativity and innovativeness, to help address the growing health issues in the country. The competition seeks to help realize the objective of UAE Vision 2021 aimed at building a world-class health sector with robust preventive measures to reduce the cases of lifestyle-related diseases in the nation such as obesity, heart ailment, and diabetes.  To establish a globally accepted local health system, H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said the “Ministry is continuously strengthening its preventive measures, launching programs reducing lifestyle-related diseases; and ......read more

    ADNEC Gears Up to Host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 January, 2018 –  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is finalising preparations to host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 and its co-located events including World Future Energy Summit (WFES), International Water Summit (IWS), Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony, the eighth session of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, and the EcoWASTE exhibition. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ADSW is the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East and one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. Set to run from 13 to 20 January 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, its upcoming edition, themed ......read more

    UAE Bans Import of Live Birds from the Netherlands Following Outbreak of Highly Contagious H5N8 Bird Flu Strain

    Dubai-UAE: 4 January, 2018 –  Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N8, in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that led to destroying more than 150,000 chickens, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures: Banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from the Netherlands.  Banned the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products and table eggs from the Flevoland province. However, thermally treated poultry products (meat and eggs) from all parts of the Netherlands have been cleared for import.   His ......read more

    Green Hope ushers in 2018 with a Mangrove Conservation Campaign

    Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  Youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , ushered in the new year with a conservation action campaign to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem which dot our coasts.The UAE has an extensive network of coastal mangroves which are under threat due to littering and pollution. Beachgoers leave behind tonnes of trash which get swept out to the mangroves, choking their roots and killing them. The fish, turtles and birds which live amongst these mangroves also die after ingesting this litter. Since these mangroves are located off the coast, away from public view, local residents are unaware of the impact their littering has. To address this issue members of Green Hope have been working to raise community awareness and organizing cleanup actions to rid the mangroves of their litter. This ......read more

    Emirati Woman Marks ‘Year of Zayed' with Donation of AED5 Million to Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation's First Education Endowment

    Tayeb Al-Rais: Donation complements previous contribution of AED20 million reiterating donor’s confidence in the Foundation’s humanitarian efforts   Dubai-UAE: 2 January, 2018 -  Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has received its first donation of AED5 million from a benevolent Emirati lady donor, Mrs Dawlat Mahmoud Al Mahmoud. Mrs Al Mahmoud’s donations were presented on behalf of her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash and herself. The donation complements her previous contribution of AED20 million last October 2017 towards the establishment of AMAF’s first-ever education endowment that seeks to finance the higher education of minors and orphans under the Foundation’s care. In a gesture of appreciation to the ......read more

    Dubai Customs concludes Year of Giving building a mosque in Niger

    Dubai – 28 December 2018:   Dubai Customs concludes its Year of Giving with an agreement with Dar Al Ber Society to build Martyer Mosque in Niger. The building will be financed from donations of Dubai Customs’ employees which reflects the great noble values that the UAE community stands for.  The agreement was signed at Dar Al Ber main office by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Hisham Ali Al Hashimi, Deputy Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. The agreement will see the Society carry out the building of the mosque and deliver to Dubai Customs in a year and half time. The mosque’s area will be 2,500 m2 and will have room for 800 worshippers.  Dubai Customs has carried out more than 40 charity and voluntary initiatives that targeted 30,000 people in ......read more

    Emirates Post Group enhances postal services in time for P.O. Box renewals

    December 27, 2017, Dubai, UAE; -   Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. Customers can now avail of these services when renewing their Post Office Box subscriptions. EPG encourages customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 31st January 2018.  “Emirates Post Group is constantly looking at strengthening its products and services. Ensuring that our offerings combine convenience and efficiency echoes the wants and needs of our customers,” said Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer of EPG. “We are investing in our outbound and inbound postal and logistical solutions to provide value-added services that will support individuals as well as the operational needs of ......read more

    ENEC Partners with Al Dhafra Festival in Abu Dhabi to Promote Environmental Sustainability and Highlight UAE's Cultural Heritage

    ENEC offers visitors a range of educational activities to learn about peaceful nuclear energy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has sponsored and partnered with the Al Dhafra Festival, taking place in Madinat Zayed, in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, until 28 December. This initiative comes as a part of ENEC’s continued efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra Region and the achievement of the Abu Dhabi Plan. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Al Dhafra Festival is organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee to promote Emirati heritage and preserve the UAE’s ......read more

    Nikai Group Sponsors a classroom at the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones and Assistive Technology for the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs

    Dubai, December 24, 2017: As part of Nikai’s yearly CSR endeavors, Mr. Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of the Nikai group of companies, has recently adopted a classroom of the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones in Dubai, providing various materials and equipment to students with varied ability levels. Nikai has committed to donate Assistive Technology Equipment to Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in Dubai. The group decided to give the charitable donations that will be used for the benefit of students in both the Centers, in line with the Government’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative announced by the UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  Along with the donations, Mr. Shahdadpuri also presented the Best Teacher’s Award to Ms. Sonia Creado of Al Noor ......read more

    The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED)

    The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED) announces the launch of TIP Healthcare Awards for Technology and innovation pioneers  Abu Dhabi 21st of Dec. 2017: In-line with United Arab Emirates leadership vision, and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 plan, healthcare is identified as one of the key strategic pillars. With a vision to position Abu Dhabi as a center of excellence and innovation in Healthcare, the DoH in partnership with the initiating entities of TIP Ministry of Economy and DED, Abu Dhabi, are proud to announce the launch of the “TIP Healthcare Awards”.  The TIP Healthcare Awards aim to establish a sustainable world-class platform to encourage quality and competitive, healthcare ......read more

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    Empower quickly responds to emergency call for blood donors

    January 17, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully held its first blood donation drive in 2018 in immediate response to requests from the Dubai Blood Donation Centre and Thalassemia Centre to meet their shortage of blood supplies. The campaign was held as part of Empower’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment to the ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative to commemorate the 100th birthday of the UAE’s Founding Father, H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed approves DAFZA's ‘Digital Intelligence Plan'

    UAE, January 17, 2018- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has approved DAFZA’s ‘Digital Intelligence Plan 2018-2020’ developed in line with digital transformation initiatives such as the ‘Dubai Internet of Things Strategy (IOT)’ and the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence,’ the first major initiative within the UAE Centennial 2071 project. The new plan was developed in partnership with Deloitte Consulting LLC, and is in line with both DAFZA’s ‘Strategic Plan ......read more

    Undersecretary of MOHAP meets Dutch Ambassador to further cooperation in health sector

    UAE, January 16, 2018- H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), met with H.E Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Arab Emirates, in the office of the Ministry in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and Director of the International Health Relations. The meeting discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the field of health, exchange of experiences and delegations, importance of participation in the Arab Health exhibition and congress in ......read more

    Etihad ESCO & TAQATI to throw the spotlight on significant role of utilizing energy efficient solutions at WFES 2018

    Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA, threw the spotlight on the significant role played by the efforts to utilize energy efficient solutions in the move towards achieving sustainability during its participation at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2018) along with TAQATI, the energy efficiency program set up by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) under Etihad ESCO. The Summit will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi from January 15 to 18, 2018 as part of the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Canadian Ambassador to the UAE hold meeting to discuss ways on how to strengthen health relations between two countries

    UAE, January 10, 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently met with H.E. Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, to discuss the potential of strengthening and consolidating cooperative ties in the field of health for the two countries, especially in the exchange and transfer of knowledge and experiences, promotion and adoption of best medical practices and continuing medical education. Also present during the meeting was Dr. Issa Ahmad Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary's Office and Director ......read more

    DED-Ajman organizes ‘Focus group Gathering' to develop licensing procedures

    UAE, January 9, 2018 -  The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently organized a ‘Focus Group Gathering’ for its stakeholders and customers as part of its efforts to formulate new economic licensing procedures using the ‘design thinking’ approach, a technique utilized to efficiently discover challenges and find innovative solutions for organizational performance improvement. The gathering was part of DED-Ajman’s ongoing initiative to involve stakeholders and customers in its continuous improvement process launched to provide ......read more

    Customers urged to use Empower's online calculator to help plan and monitor their district cooling consumption

    UAE, January 7, 2018- The Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED) has appointed Abdullah Naser Al Nuaimi as its Assistant Director General for Economic Registration and Control. The move reflects the Department's commitment to attracting and recruiting promising National talents in support of the development of the emirate's competitive economic and investment capabilities to achieve the objectives of Ajman Vision 2021. The designation of Abdullah Al Nuaimi is an important addition to the Department's efforts to design and implement strategies for stimulating economic ......read more

    Ajman's Department of Economic Development appoints Abdullah Al Nuaimi as Assistant Director General for Economic Registration and Control

    UAE, January 7, 2018- The Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED) has appointed Abdullah Naser Al Nuaimi as its Assistant Director General for Economic Registration and Control. The move reflects the Department's commitment to attracting and recruiting promising National talents in support of the development of the emirate's competitive economic and investment capabilities to achieve the objectives of Ajman Vision 2021. The designation of Abdullah Al Nuaimi is an important addition to the Department's efforts to design and implement strategies for stimulating economic ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention uses “Cerner Millennium app” in nuclear medicine

    UAE, December 30, 2017- In line with its efforts to achieve the highest levels of quality, safety and effectiveness in healthcare systems, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the inclusion of a ‘Nuclear Medicine Workflow Automation app’ within the ‘Wareed’ electronic healthcare information system to improve the quality and effectiveness of patient healthcare. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of, and treat, a variety of diseases, including many ......read more

    Empower upgrades to latest international standards for Quality & Environmental Management Systems

    December 27, 2017- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced that it has recently upgraded to the latest international standards set by leading certifications firm International Standards Organization (ISO). The district cooling company has undergone rigorous evaluation and received the upgraded ISO9001:2015 certification for quality management and ISO14001:2015 for its environmental management system. Empower safety management-system is also complying with international standards for safety (OHSAS ......read more

    Cochlear implant successfully performed as part of MOHAP's initiatives for the Year of Giving

    UAE, December 25, 2017 - As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) initiatives of the Year of Giving, a cochlear implant was successfully performed for a 12-year-old Indian girl, who suffered from sudden hearing loss for a period of two years due to a severe viral infection that damaged the cochlear nerve.  The cochlear implant operation was performed by the ENT team at Al-Baraha hospital, led by Dr. Ahmad Al Emadi, Senior Consultant and Head of the ENT Department. The operation included an implantation of a cochlea, one of the latest technologies in terms of its small ......read more

    Department of Economic Development – Ajman seizes over AED 8 million worth of counterfeit versions of 34 leading brands

    UAE, December 25, 2017 - The Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) revealed the seizure of more than 38,571 counterfeit goods that have been estimated to be worth over AED 8 million. The confiscated items, which were knock-offs of 34 international brands, were seized during two inspections conducted by the Commercial Fraud Department of DED-Ajman in cooperation with Ajman Police and a trademarks representative. The inspections are part of DED-Ajman's continuing commitment towards combatting the proliferation of ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for January 2018

    UAE, 24 December, 2017 -  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of the Visiting Doctors Program for January 2018 that provides their diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services to Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital and Saqr Hospital as well as some primary health care centers. The areas of specialization covered under the program include cardiovascular surgery, chest surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, shoulder bone surgery, plastic surgery and ......read more

    SLC to organise an introductory meeting entitled ‘Legislative Audit, a Governmental Objective'

    UAE, December 23, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai (SLC) will organise, on December 26, 2017, an introductory meeting entitled ‘Legislative Audit, a Government Objective’. The meeting is part of the SLC’s efforts to ensure proper implementation of legislation by the Government entities in Dubai with a view to developing a robust legislative system capable of supporting the development of a government characterized by excellence, transparency, and reliability. Representatives from 15 local Government entities are expected to attend ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals automation of Infection Control reports to reduce human errors and save time

    UAE, December 23, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has automated the Microbiology Infection Control reports to prevent clinical errors and save time. The step will also help update the electronic health information system ‘Wareed,’ a centralized database that not only quickly and accurately manages patient data but also provides public healthcare services in accordance with the best global practices. H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, Ministry of Health and Prevention, said: “The Microbiology Infection Control feature ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention rolls out price reduction by up to 24 per cent in select medicines

    UAE, December 23, 2017: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the reduction of the prices of selected medicines following in collaboration with the international pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis as part of the ministry’s periodic reviews conducted in cooperation with international companies to re-price medicines to support patients and improve access to affordable medicines.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and Vice Chairman of the Higher committee for Drug Pricing and Registration, said that the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University, Emirates Islamic Explore Opportunities to Support Students in Obtaining University Degrees

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 December, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), hosted a delegation from Emirates Islamic bank to discuss opportunities to support ADU’s students financially in obtaining their university degrees. The visit aligns with ADU’s vision of empowering young people to shape the future through providing them with all relevant support.  His Excellency Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, welcomed the delegation of high-level bank executives, led by Awatif Al Harmoody, General Manageroperation Governance of  ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches UAE Green Jobs Program

    Investing 1-2% of GDP per year in greening the economy would create up to 165,000 new jobs by 2030 Dubai-UAE: 23 December 2017 –   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the UAE Green Jobs Program at the first stakeholder workshop on the subject convened at its headquarters in Dubai. Nurturing talent and employment for the prospective green industry is considered as one of the prerequisites for the successful transformation toward a green economy in any country. The UAE Green Agenda 2030, the action framework for the ......read more

    Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Hails Decision of HH Ruler of Sharjah

    SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, December 21, 2017:  Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, has thanked and lauded His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his extraordinary decision to generously raise the salaries of all UAE citizens employed by the Government of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said this gesture comes as one of many others made by His Highness for the purpose of providing the people of Sharjah with a decent life and helping them with the various burdens ......read more

    His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Inaugurates ‘My Environment, My National Responsibility' Exhibition

    Al Zeyoudi: Educating the young generation on the importance of preserving our natural heritage is a vital priority that contributes to achieving the Ministry's strategic objectives Dubai-UAE: 21 December, 2017 –  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, commended the environmental conservation efforts of the UAE leadership. His Excellency also underscored the importance of raising environmental awareness among the country’s young generation that plays an integral part in helping the Ministry of Climate Change and ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches e-Service to Regulate Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

    Population of endangered species in UAE totals 5,800 animals, 30,000 plants Dubai-UAE: 21, December 2017 –   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched an electronic service on its website to regulate domestic and international trade in endangered and threatened animals and plants covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  The population of endangered species in the UAE totals 5,800 animals and 30,000 plants. The country joined CITES under the Federal Decree No. 86 of 1989 and ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Media Briefing to Highlight Key Points of Fourth Strategic Plan 2017-2021

    Al Zeyoudi: UAE aspires to achieve ‘environmental pioneering for sustainable development’ in the next five years Dubai-UAE: 19 December, 2017 –  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) held a media briefing to highlight the mission, vision and strategic objectives outlined in its Fourth Strategic Plan 2017-2021. Addressing a press conference at the new MOCCAE headquarters in Ruwaiyyah, Dubai, His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The Ministry's fourth strategic plan gains ......read more

    ‘Super Nanny' Training Program Introduced by Medcare to Up-Skill and Empower Nannies in the UAE

    This is the first of its kind certification training program for nannies in the country   One in four low-income female workers in the UAE is a nanny, with kids spending an average of 55 hours a week with them.   Less than 5% nannies in the UAE have any formal training in childcare. i The program will commence in January 2018   Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2017:  Medcare today launched a new ‘Super Nanny’ Training Program which will train, equip and empower nannies across the UAE, using assisted-parenting tools, in an effort to bridge the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Hosts Delegation from Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 December, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), recently hosted a high-level delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security in ADU’s Abu Dhabi campus. The visit aimed to explore opportunities for future collaboration between the two parties and the exchange of best practices in strategic areas of mutual interest. Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, and senior representatives of the University welcomed the delegation, led by Major General Nguyen Xuan Ngu, Permanent Deputy Head of the Inspection Committee of the Central ......read more

    Free-of-cost ‘SIS Innovation Camp' – A unique commitment to the UAE Year of Giving

    Hosted by Sabari Indian School (SIS) the all-skills based camp is open to children of ages (4-15 years) which witnessed presence of more than 500 students from 50 schools and Nurseries  on the first day United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 19, 2017: Continuing its commitment to the ‘Year of Giving’ and ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030’, Sabari Indian School (SIS), is hosting a three-day free-of-cost ‘Innovation Camp’ for children across the UAE. The all-skills based camp is open to children of ages (4-15 years) with over 60 Schools and ......read more

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