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    Dubai Customs showcases its role in combating counterfeited goods at INTA Conference

    Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Dubai Customs have recently participated in the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs submitted a paper to the conference in which he talked about Dubai Customs role in combating counterfeiting. The event saw the attendance of 600 intellectual property experts and trademarks owners.  Ozair pointed out that intellectual property rights are gaining more ground and weight in the UAE, with the national agenda gearing towards more global distinction in innovation.  “Dubai Customs have made 1,118 IP seizures between January 2014 and September 2018 (306 in 2014, 135 in 2015, 218 in 2016, 263 in 2017, ......read more

    KPMG global revenues grow to record US$29bn in FY 2018

    KPMG MESA reports aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent during the same period   Dubai, 15 December 2018:  KPMG International has announced record aggregated network revenues of US$29 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 (FY18), up from $26.40 billion in FY17.    In the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region, KPMG member firms reported an aggregated revenue growth of 17.2 percent for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2018 and revenues across the core functions of Audit, Tax and Advisory grew by double digits.    Global member firm progress was driven by investments in quality, technology, innovative services, alliances and a record number of new recruits. The Advisory business is increasing at 9.9 percent, the fastest growing of KPMG’s three functions, while ......read more

    How the world searched for 2018

    Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  We look forward to this time of the year all year long. It’s when we take a look at the past 11 months and remember the people, events, and topics that captured our attention which got us to ask and discover. We gathered the most trending queries in each of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE. The lists had a few things in common, especially between Egypt and Saudi Arabia where the more traditional songs dominated the top songs list. Football was also a common theme between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, who both competed in this year’s World Cup.  Together with millions of people around the world, we searched for the year’s most important moments on Google. We were happy to see the role Search plays in our everyday lives, whether it was to find much anticipated high school results, ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General Andrew Jackson

    Ras Al Khaimah Ruler and diplomat held talks on opportunities to improve and broaden cooperation between the Emirate and the United Kingdom December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today welcomed the British Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Andrew Jackson. Sheikh Saud and Mr. Jackson discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in areas of interest in Ras Al Khaimah and endeavored to work collaboratively to achieve mutual objectives. Also present at the meeting was Sheikh Khalid bin Saud Al Qasimi, Vice Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Investment and Development Office and Chairman of Marjan, and a number of other senior officials.  His Highness Sheikh Saud said:  “Ras Al ......read more

    Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City' for District Cooling Solutions: International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ends on a

    Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower named as 2018 IDEA Global leader   The participants stressed the importance of finding adequate financing for district cooling projects to drive the growth of the industry  Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2018:   The 8th edition of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ended today with a high note, Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City’ of the district cooling sector globally, showcasing a cooling capacity of nearly 2 million refrigerator tons. In addition, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower was named as 2018 IDEA Global leader. The conference was held for three days under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of Emirates ......read more

    Immigration Amnesty Extended Further

    Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be extended further until 31 December 2018.     The initiative, called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’, allows foreign nationals to regularize their status by either leaving the UAE without paying fines, or by changing their sponsorship inside the country.    According to the initial announcement, the amnesty was to conclude on 31 October 2018, and it was later extended until the beginning of December.  ......read more

    Dubai Cares' program in Kenya harnesses the power of technology to boost learning outcomes

    Dubai Cares delegation visits Kenya to monitor and evaluate its Information Communication Technology (ICT) program Program benefits over 106,000 children and 1,300 teachers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2018:  In an effort to assess the success of its program and build strong relationships with the children, their families, teachers and local authorities, a Dubai Cares delegation, led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, visited Kenya to monitor and evaluate the implementation of its “Transforming Students Learning and Teacher Professional Development through ICT” program, launched in 2014. The program, which is being implemented in Kenya and Uganda in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), focuses ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber organizes a delegation to Kenya and Uganda with the participation of 30 national companies

    Sharjah, UAE, 8 December 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), which is being represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Center that falls under the chamber’s umbrella, will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda, as part of its strategy to find and develop marketing opportunities for local industries in promising foreign markets, and especially in the African markets. The chamber’s trade mission will launch on Monday, along with the participation of 30 national companies that operate in various manufacturing and industrial sectors such as iron, steel, food, power solutions and electronic devices, among others. The chamber looks to establish trade relations and to review the investment opportunities available in both Kenya and Uganda. The mission will be headed by HE Abdullah Sultan ......read more

    Director of Dubai Customs inspects facilities at Dubai Airport

    Musabih: Technological innovations facilitate passenger traffic at Dubai airports Dubai, UAE 8 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport on Sunday 2nd December 2018 to review the facilities provided to passengers. He congratulated the inspection officers on the UAE 47th National Day and thanked them for their hard work and vigilance.  Musabih pointed out that inspection officers at the airport are very welcoming and helpful to passengers, and this is no strange to Emiratis, who always embrace the values of tolerance, giving and respect to others. This also helps boost Dubai and its world status as a tourist and trade hub, he said.  “Dubai Customs is the first protection line and its first priority is to ......read more

    Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives

    Dubai, December 8, 2018:   In conjunction with the International Volunteer Day, which is observed annually on 5th December, Dubai Customs organized an award ceremony to honor its strategic partners and sponsors who participated in the Department’s voluntary initiatives in 2018.  “In line with the Year of Zayed, Dubai Customs launched 60 voluntary charity, awareness, health and safety, sports and cultural initiatives” said Ahmed Mahboob Musabi, Director of Dubai Customs “We are happy for the success that our Ghayyath Voluntary Team achieved in carrying out these initiatives. This reflects our dedication and commitment towards charity and corporate social responsibility following the vision and efforts of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sulatn Al Nahyan”.  Musabih ......read more

    Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018

    Dubai, UAE: 5th December, 2018:   Dubai Customs bagged three awards at the latest Ideas UK 32nd International Conference 2018, held in Manchester, UK. The Department won the Platinum Accreditation for the ninth year in a raw, scoring 100% for the sixth consecutive year, the idea of the year for The Advisor (World's First Customs Training and Explosives Suitcase), innovated by Mohammed Al Khinjari, and a shield for the X-Patrol (Middle East's First Customs Patrol Vehicle), by Saeed Al Katbi. Dubai Customs’ participation in the conference was very positive and played a big role in its success. The event was an opportunity for Dubai Customs to share its knowledge and expertise with the other participants.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said: “At Dubai Customs, we keep abreast with ......read more

    UAE Innovation Award is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018

    200 assessors from different nationalities underwent three comprehensive interactive workshops Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Dubai Quality Group is pleased to announce the 2nd cycle  of UAE Innovation Award 2019 to spread innovation in the UAE private sector. The UAE Innovation Award winners will be announced at a special ceremony during February 2019, coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month. Dubai Quality Group is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018 from the profit entities in various industries such as Health & Wellbeing, Education & Learning, Energy & Utility, Technology & ......read more

    Green Hope's November Advocacy

    Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  November was a very impactful month for Green Hope. We were honoured to be a part of the Parliament of the World's Religions which took place in Toronto. I had the privilege of speaking at two panels--one on the Earth Charter and the other on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Green Hope was in Helsinki , Finland, this month where we won the Innovator of the Year Award from 100 amazing innovations globally for our work on using Education for Sustainable Development as a transformative tool to empower children and youth. I was also invited to speak at the closing ceremony of the Helsinki Education Week where I shared Green Hope's work with the Principals, Educators and teachers of Helsinki and the global innovators. We were also blessed to meet Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu ......read more

    SCA, the DFSA and the ADGM's FSRA reach agreement on the licensing and promotion of investment funds

    Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2018:   The Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) announced today that they had reached agreement on facilitating the licensing of domestic funds by each authority for promotion across the UAE.    The three authorities signed the regulatory agreement in Dubai in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy and the SCA Board Chairman, and H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State to the UAE and Chairman of the ADGM. The agreement was signed by Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of SCA, ......read more

    PCFC celebrates 47th National Day

    Dubai – November 28,  2018:   Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, with its subsidiaries: DP World, Dubai Customs, Tarakhees, Dubai Trade and JAFZA celebrated today (Wednesday 28th November 2018) the 47th UAE National Day at Port Rashid under the theme “Zayed..story of a nation” in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and the heads of PCFC entities and more than 1,500 employees.  Sultan bin Sulayem congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ......read more

    Quote for Commemoration Day by acting CEO of Emirates Post Group

    Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Marking Commemoration Day, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “On behalf of Emirates Post Group we would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the martyrs’ families and extend our appreciation towards this nation’s armed forces. Today, we recognise their eternal bravery, sacrifice, and dedication.  Commemoration Day is a bright chapter for the UAE to recall and memorialize with utmost pride the sacrifices and courage of the soldiers that answered the call of duty to ensure UAE’s safety, honour, and progress. HE Alashram continued: “Our commemoration of our heroic martyrs reflects our wise leadership’s commitment to instilling values of loyalty and belonging in our country’s youth. It also ......read more

    DWTC Leads with Sustainability and Energy Diversification Initiatives

    A range of environmentally friendly initiatives across DWTC developments and business offerings harness solar power, reduce waste and cut energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues its commitment of supporting Dubai’s vision for leadership in energy security and efficiency through its energy diversification initiatives. In line with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy’s aim of generating 75 per cent of its energy consumption from clean sources by 2050, DWTC is championing a range of resource and energy optimisation measures.  Early this year, DWTC completed the installation of 3,000 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof above Sheikh Rashid Hall. The panels have a combined capacity of 1MW peak, helping save 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. ......read more

    In Partnership with Zayed University L'Oréal Honours Remarkable GCC Women Scientists at L'Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women in Science' Middle East Fellowship 2018

    Five outstanding GCC postdocs and Ph.D. student were awarded for their groundbreaking research, and for inspiring future generations.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 27th, 2018:   The fifth edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Awards ceremony was held yesterday to recognize five extraordinary GCC women for their contribution to the field of science. The awards ceremony was hosted at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City Hotel, in partnership with Zayed University.   This year’s awards celebrated the contributions of distinguished female scientists and researchers in the GCC, whose works have contributed significantly to the scientific development in the region. The inspiring women fellows were each awarded EUR 20,000 for the Postdoc Researchers category ......read more

    Deloitte Middle East announces admission of 30 new partners, directors and principals

    Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Deloitte hosted its Middle East annual partners meeting in November 2018 in Dubai with over 175 partners from the Deloitte Middle East practices who were joined by senior partners from the global Deloitte network. The meeting’s theme was “Forward Bound” and focused on the trends affecting the business landscape – such as Industry 4.0, tax developments in the GCC, and business risks, including financial, regulatory, reputational, strategic, operational and cyber security. Diversity, inclusion, and strategies to achieve gender parity at leadership roles in the workplace were important discussion topics in the meeting. “Our firm has served Middle East and multinational clients in the region since 1926 and we continue to invest in people and in centers of expertise to ......read more

    Dragon Mart debuts at Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2018

    Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese retail and trading hub outside China – is participating at the Big 5 International Building & Construction Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time, from today until 29 November. Dragon Mart is showcasing a comprehensive range of building-related products, including building interiors, finishes, coatings, sealants, adhesives, flooring, ceiling and walling materials, kitchen and bathroom fittings, lighting fixtures and more from its most prominent tenants. Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, owner and operator of Dragon Mart, said: “Dragon Mart is a unique platform for traders of Chinese goods in the Middle East with over 3,500 outlets offering a wide variety of products, from home essentials and ......read more

    MBRU enhances the skills of government employees with First Aid training for the Dubai Protocol Department

    Initiative to equip government employees with first aid skills aligns with the Year of Zayed objective to invest in knowledge and capabilities  Dubai, 26 November 2018:   Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) provided a First Aid training program for employees of the Protocol Department – Dubai, the latest initiative in MBRU’s mission to advance health in the UAE. Healthcare professionals from MBRU, the first medical university in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), shared their medical expertise and health knowledge with employees from the Protocol Department, equipping them with the skills and confidence to serve as a first responder in an emergency situation where a person may require medical attention. The First Aid program, which includes both practical and theoretical ......read more

    Dubai Customs takes part in NASA's Cross Industry Innovation Summit

    Dubai – 25 November 2018:   Dubai Customs took part in NASA’s  3rd Cross Industry Innovation Summit in Space Center Huston, USA on 7 and 8 November 2018. Dubai Customs became the first customs department in the world to take part in this renowned summit.  A number of the best technology experts, scientists, executive directors, and entrepreneurs from different countries participated in the summit to connect, discuss common challenges, benchmark innovations, discuss analogies along various industry lines, and then explore solutions and identify new strategies through future technology collaboration.  Hussam Juma, Director, Business Innovation Department presented Dubai Customs in the summit and talked about the service innovation system in the Department, the innovation journey of Dubai Customs ......read more

    DP World Headquarters achieves carbon neutrality

    25th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   To mark DP World’s achievement of carbon neutrality from its global headquarters in Dubai, Dubai Carbon has issued the VP Group Health, Safety and Environment of  DP World, Mr. Nabil Battal a certificate for Net Zero Carbon Emissions.  Setting an aspirational example to private organisations around the UAE on how to operate in line with the UAE’s Vision 2021 agenda of building a sustainable environment and infrastructure whilst preserving the environment, DP World’s global headquarters in Jebel Ali is now carbon neutral with regards to its consumption, as a result of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the building’s rooftop and car park.  In line with its core competency of low carbon strategic economic enablers, Dubai Carbon calculated ......read more

    PCFC showcases its achievements on Smart Dubai stand in Barcelona

    Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) participated in the 8th Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November as part of Smart Dubai stand which included 11 government and semi-government departments. HE Mohammed Al Shamsi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Barcelona visited the stand and listened to a presentation from Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department at Dubai Customs about PCFC’s role in turning Dubai into the happiest and smartest city on earth.  PCFC takes part under the Smart Dubai umbrella along with other government departments to share its vision and showcase its most distinctive innovations which will help make Dubai a better place to live and invest in.  At the end of the visit HE ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches “Masar” program for better strategic planning and corporate performance

    Dubai – 21 November 2018:   Within its efforts to upgrade corporate performance and operations, Dubai Customs launched “Masar Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Program” which is expected to help automate operational plans and KPI’s for all units in the Department.  The launch took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, Ahmed Abdul Salam Kazim, Director of Strategy and Corporate Excellence, and directors and managers of Dubai Customs departments and customs centers.  “Maintaining the ......read more

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    GCC GOV HR Awards 2018: The best in Human Capital Management and People Strategy honored from the GCC region

    Abu Dhabi Police, FEWA, DAFZA, Dubai Civil Defence, EMAAR among others were recognized and awarded for their exceptional leadership and HR Excellence The GCC GOV HR Awards 2018 focused on building and working towards a progressive sustainable knowledge-based economy with excellent human resources as its backbone The awards recognized the outstanding contributions and achievements of 17 governments, business organizations, and individuals who have raised the benchmark of people strategy in the region, across 15 categories at this high level, by-invitation-only ......read more

    DHA felicitates long-term employees

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a special award ceremony for its long-term employees.  The event honoured more than 4000 employees who completed 10 or more years at the DHA.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “It is always a great pleasure to be able to thank our long-serving employees for all their hard work and commitment. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai ......read more

    A step in the right direction – A step towards Empowerment!

    Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  Learning to communicate better and develop their personality is not a far-fetched dream for blue collar workers. To empower these unskilled workers, Danube Welfare Center was initiated in the year of 2015 under the vision of Mr. Rizwan Sajan Founder and Chairman for Danube Group and taken forward by the Directors. Mrs. Shabnam Kassam, Dr. Sana Sajan and Mr. Sameer Anwar Shah.  Danube Welfare Center offers a range of free training courses to help blue collared employees of other companies to improve their language skills, personality enhancement, ......read more

    New Arbitration Button on Dubai Courts Online Filing Website

    24-Oct-2018, Dubai UAE:   Recently the Dubai Courts website was updated to include an option/button titled (on the English version of the website): “Order on petition, arbitration”.   The United Arab Emirates Arbitration Law (Federal Law No. 6 of 2018) came into effect in June of 2018 after being published in the Federal Official Gazette number 630 on the 15th of May, 2018. Since then, the UAE courts have been implementing internal processes – both administrative and technological – to comply with the Arbitration Law. A recent arbitral award ......read more

    Dubai Hosts 4th International Nutrition Congress

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 24, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 4th Dubai International Nutrition Congress that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City. The three-day congress is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority. Al Qutami said that in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister ......read more

    Sajaya's Young Ladies Organise Heritage Day for Sharjah's Senior Citizens

    • In cooperation with the Social Services Department • SYL event brings a smile on the residents of the Old People's Home in Sharjah • Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi: Our aim is to maintain communication between the old and new generations and sustain noble values   Sharjah October 24, 2018   A handful of young members from Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (SYL), a subsidiary of the Rubu' Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, dedicated a day to lift up the spirits of the residents of the Old People's Home in ......read more

    India-UAE food corridor project to create 200,000 jobs, says HE Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh

    DUBAI – October 24, 2018:   Two million Indian farmers will benefit from the India-UAE food corridor project, which will also create an additional 200,000 jobs across India due to cumulative investments of more than USD 5 billion (AED 18.35 billion) by the UAE in the next three years, said His Excellency Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry at the UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE).  He was speaking at the fourth edition of the annual UAE-India Economic Forum (UIEF), held in Dubai on Wednesday.  “India’s fertile land ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Exhibits at WETEX 2018 to Showcase Clean Energy and Sustainable Projects

    Mohammed Al Muallem: Smart green business environment will strengthen Dubai’s integrated energy strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October, 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region unveil five clean energy initiatives at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2018 this week, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the energy, water, and sustainability industries. Renewable energy such as solar, waste recycling, and the development of a zero emission supply chain management across its regional and global operations are ......read more

    Global survey reveals FMCG companies' contribution to plastic pollution crisis

    Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:   Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporations are a predominant force behind the throwaway economic model driving the plastic pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive sector survey Greenpeace International released today. None of the companies surveyed have plans to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, while the solutions they are exploring will only perpetuate the problem.   “We hoped to identify industry leaders through this process, but instead found that the whole sector has ......read more

    Dubai Customs and DJI graduate 4th batch of customs investigation diploma

    Dubai – 23 October 2018:   Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of 20 employees who make the fourth batch of customs investigation diploma which was organized in collaboration with Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI). The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and Dr. Jamal Hussein Al Sumaiti, Director of the "Dubai Judicial Institute", along with a number of executive directors, heads of departments and male and female graduates.  The graduates took 16 days to finish the 80-hour program. Commenting on ......read more

    National Media Council and Sharjah Book Authority Sign MoU to Bolster UAE's Cultural Sector

    MoU aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise Abu Dhabi,  October 22. 2018 The National Media Council (NMC) and the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support and enhance the publishing sector in the UAE through mutual collaboration, and sharing of knowledge and expertise. The MoU is also aimed at streamlining efforts to boost cultural and intellectual mobility in the UAE, supporting Emirati publishers and offering new horizons and opportunities to national, regional and international UAE-based libraries and ......read more

    Jafza Participation at Sial 2018 in Paris to Attract Investment From F&B Industries

    DP World’s trade hub remains destination of choice, says Al Muallem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 October, 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), highlighting its strengths as the destination of choice for the food and beverage and agri-food industries at SIAL 2018 in Paris this week. DP World and Jafza are exhibiting at the 5-day premier global F&B event, which started in 21 October, as part of the Dubai Exports pavilion. The UAE is a top pick for food exporters around the world with the UAE Food Industry Report 2017, forecasting that food consumption in the Emirates ......read more

    New survey by HSBC reveals the prosperity of overseas residents, they're warned that they are risking the futures of their families

    Despite owning large amounts of property and other wealth, 99% of non-Muslim expats in Dubai are not protected by an enforceable Will Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  A stark warning has been issued that up to 99% of overseas residents who’ve built up significant wealth during their years in Dubai are taking major risks by not seeking protection through a recognised and enforceable Will. Sean Hird, Director of the DIFC Wills Service Centre believes that property, cash, stocks and other assets worth tens of billions of dirhams are owned by Dubai expats. But little more than 1% ......read more

    Metito Showcases Pioneering Water Technologies at WETEX Dubai

    Metito to display and perform real-time demonstrations of water technologies during the exhibition Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:  Underlining its strong commitment to consistently develop sustainable water solutions bridging the gap between water supply and demand, Metito, a global provider of intelligent water management solutions, is participating for the second time at this year’s 3rd edition of Dubai Solar Show, part of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) on 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. During ......read more

    Dubai Customs to participate in ‘A Week Without Service Centers' initiative

    Dubai – 20 October 2018:   Dubai Customs announced its participation in the “A Week Without Service Centers” initiative in which it will only accept payments through smart channels between October 21 and October 25, 2018. The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world by raising awareness about the benefits of using smart ......read more

    Dubai Police launch Future Societies 5.0: world's smartest force announce 2019 AI summit that will promote safer, happier policing across the world

    Announced today at GITEX Technology Week, the two-day event will foster global collaboration amongst law enforcement agencies across all aspects of AI policing Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:   Dubai Police have today announced plans for Future Societies 5.0: a summit of AI-led policing that aims to become the premier platform for inter-force technological advancement.     Managed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and taking place April 22-23, 2019, Future Societies 5.0 will be the region’s first dedicated AI law enforcement event directly addressing ......read more

    Implementation of New Regulations for Residence and Visitor Visas Forthcoming

    Dubai, UAE: 18 October 2018 : The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it will start implementing select decisions of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding residence permits and visitor visas. It is expected that on 21 October 2018 the following regulations will come into effect:  Residence permits for widowed or divorced women  A one-year residence permit will be available to women and their children residing in the UAE without a sponsor due to a divorce or death of their husband, under the following conditions:  The ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

    UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum  ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018:   Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for Abu Dhabi to host the tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. This will be the first time an Arab country hosts the landmark Forum.   WUF10 will be convened by UN-Habitat and jointly organized with the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities Signs Agreement With Leading Global Urban Services Provider JCDecaux to Develop New Pioneering Solutions

    Abu Dhabi, October 16th, 2018 –   H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman of the Executive Board and Co-CEO of JCDecaux in the presence of the French Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Mr. Ludovic Pouille. The collaboration between DPM and JCDecaux, the largest outdoor advertising corporation in the world focuses on Research and Development for the delivery of urban services that contribute towards a sustainable urban environment ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 36.5% growth in total membership since the beginning of this year

    Dubai – 13 October 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced that its total membership has increased by 36.5% during the first three quarters of the year. The council added 216 new members during this period, 50 of whom joined during the third quarter of 2018. The new members bring the total number of DBWC members up to 807, which is an increase from 591 members at the start of the year. The increase in the DBWC membership reflects the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s ......read more

    Free Legal Clinic Returns to Dubai

    Law firm, BSA, in partnership with Dubai DED, will offer free legal advice to the public for one day only, in fields including litigation, real estate, employment and corporate matters.   10 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading legal service providers, will organise a free legal clinic to offer help and advice on navigating law related matters in the U.A.E.  The open, walk-in clinic will take place at three separate locations on Monday, 15th October 2018, ......read more

    Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations 2018 explores the truth about fake news

    Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shared the truth about fake news at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. The idea of fake news has proliferated the media industry in recent times. In what has been termed a “post-truth society” politicians and reporters alike have been outed for pushing past the facts and appealing to the emotions of media consumers. In a world where even the most trusted news outlets have been called into question, the onus has ......read more

    Five-Year Multiple-Entry Visit Visas Soon Available for British Citizens

    Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years.  This comes as a result of an approved Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, that aims at facilitating the issuance of visit visas to citizens of both countries travelling for tourism, business, family visit or medical treatment.  The new law will come into force once all necessary legal procedures have been completed by the contracting ......read more

    Quotes from Majlis Mohammed Bin Zayed Speakers

    Mohammad AL Oteiba, Founder of Syndication Bureau Media Services  ''I am here with ADMAF during the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, to talk about the mentorship, and I have been involved with the foundation in a couple of their programmes on mentorship couple of years back, and I do appreciate what ADMAF is trying to drive here and that is to foster the culture of mentorship, which is we really what we need to get that feedback of constructive criticism in knowledge experience, advise from people that have gone through.'' Hussein Al Moosawi, ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Saud leads Ras Al Khaimah Government meeting on Industrial Strategy

    ‘A strategic plan is the basis for sustainable success, and synchronized working across all areas of Government ensures we achieve our objectives’ - His Highness Sheikh Saud  October 8, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has led a meeting of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss a long-term strategy for continued growth and job creation in the sector, which currently accounts for 30% of the Emirate’s GDP.   The ......read more

    Sustainable Practices for a Sustainable Tomorrow

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  Historically, the hospitality sector has had a dramatic impact on the environment through excessive energy and water consumption, creating vast amounts of both solid and hazardous waste. Economically, the challenge to battle these impacts has been based on myths that green and environmentally friendly operations are more expensive with tourists lacking consideration for sustainability and the local environment. However, working to inspire change towards a more sustainable future, Dubai Tourism has actively embraced a model which helps to promote a greener, ......read more

    The Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations Reveals Keynote Speakers

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Prestigious list of keynote speakers and global experts announced for second Majlis for Future Generations on October 8-9 Over 300 interactive sessions set to take place over the 2 days Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 October 2018:   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 second edition of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will commence on October 8, 2018 where ......read more

    Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih chaired Dubai Customs Consultative Council’s quarterly meeting which was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council, and in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, and Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division.  Musabih welcomed the members and said the meeting will help ......read more

    Dubai Investment Week 2018 to turn spotlight on investing in future transformations

    Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED), announced that it is set to convene global investors in Dubai at the upcoming Dubai Investment Week 2018. The major event, which will take place from October 7 to 11, 2018, will explore the future of foreign direct investment (FDI) in light of today’s rapid transformations across the world. The event, which will kick off with an official opening ceremony on Monday, October 8, 2018, ......read more

    The Mall at WTCAD Partners with EWS-WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to continue the Rethink Plastic Campaign

    Abu Dhabi, 03 October 2018:   From 3-6 October, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, is partnering with the Emirates Nature WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to continuing Aldar Properties’ powerful Rethink Plastic campaign. The Mall at WTCAD will offer visitors the opportunity to exchange their harmful plastic bags for eco-friendly shopping bags, with the aim of raising awareness of the disastrous impact of plastic pollution. Since the 1950s, around 8.3 ......read more

    18 year old Dubai girl addresses the United Nations General Assembly

    Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  18 year old environmental activist and youth leader Kehkashan Basu was selected by the President of the UN General Assembly to address the September 26 United Nations High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament as one of the two representatives of global civil society. She is Youth Ambassador of the World Future Council and the Founder President of youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation. The High Level Meeting on September 26 involved Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers and UN ambassadors presenting either their hopes and ......read more

    DED Ajman adopts use of Emirates ID for transactions across its happiness centres

    UAE, October 1, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has announced the start of adopting the use of an individual’s Emirates ID for transactions and processes made at its customer happiness centres located across the emirate. The move is aimed towards enhancing efficiency as the use of the Emirates ID, which is needed in updating a customer’s profile and data, ensures maximum accuracy. According to Saud Sultan Al Shammari, Director, Economic Registration and Licensing, DED-Ajman, the move to adopt the use of Emirates IDs is based on the ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi appoints Issa Al Hazami as Chairman of SSFA's Board of Trustees

    Sharjah, October 1, 2018:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Sharjah Sports Family Award (SSFA), has issued a resolution appointing HE Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Secretary General of the Sharjah Sports Council to the position of Chairman of SSFA’s Board of Trustees. The appointment of Al Hazami constitutes a new addition to the second edition of SSFA, which is organised by the Sharjah Sports Council. The council’s goal is to inspire Emirati ......read more

    Dubai Cares builds strategic partnerships to address global education challenges on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly

    In an effort to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum for poverty eradication through education Dubai Cares endorses UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ Dubai Cares renews its commitment towards ‘Education Cannot Wait’  Dubai Cares commits to scaling up Room to Read’s program in Vietnam, one of the accelerators of the Goalkeepers initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 01, 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare promises AED 7.7 Million Aster Homes Fund to Rebuild Kerala

    On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of AED 1.3 Million was handed over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare The additional amount of AED 6.4 Million will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme. Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced a 7.7 Million ......read more

    The UAE Franchise Development Association meets in Ras Al Khaimah

    Launching of the UAE Franchise Development Association website Free membership for companies applying within 6 months of launching the new website Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2018:  Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Chairman of the UAE Franchise Development Association, announced the launch of the UAE Franchise Development Association website during the Associations’ board meeting that was held at the RAK Chamber.  Al Muhairi said that the launch of the new website will provide users with a unique experience in terms of ease of navigation, access to local and global ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber hosts workshop to combat fraud in electrical products

    Sharjah – 29 September 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) hosted a training and awareness workshop on the topic of “Combating Commercial Fraud in Electrical Products,” which was organized by the Ministry of Economy. The workshop aimed to raise the awareness of the community and the private sector on the dangers linked to counterfeit electrical products and appliances, and the ways to avoid them. The workshop is part of Sharjah Chamber's commitment to enhance its cooperation with its strategic partners to achieve its objectives in serving ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Back to School Initiative brings cheer to 150 students

    Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2018:   Within its efforts to enhance social solidarity, Dubai Customs Director General, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and the Chinese Consul General Li Lingbing took part in the “Back to School Initiative” which was organized by Dubai Customs’ Ghayyath Volunteer Team. As many as 150 school bags were distributed to the female students of Salma Al Ansaria School. The school was decorated with the UAE and Chinese flags, plus a number of boards that contained historical information and pictures about China.  Dubai Customs’ ......read more

    Khalifa Fund showcases its successful SMEs at ‘ADIHEX'

    Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: The Khalifa Fund pavilion at the International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition - Abu Dhabi 2018, has received overwhelming response, which is evident in its high visitor and participant turnout. The exhibition is being held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club. The Fund’s participation at the event falls in line with its strategy to promote entrepreneurship, support SMEs, foster national heritage and ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Model Villa Initiative as part of Masdar partnership

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, in partnership with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), has today launched its “Model Villa Initiative”, in an effort to promote energy efficiency and the building of more sustainable residential villas in the emirate. The initiative is part of RAK Municipality’s Building Retrofits Programme, which complements the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040 and the UAE’s overarching plan to improve energy efficiency by 40 per cent by 2050.  It ......read more

    ALFAHIM Recycling and Energy-saving Initiatives Have Positive Impact on Environment

    ALFAHIM recycles hundreds of tonnes of paper and saves 12,571 Mwh of energy over five-year period. Green policies at offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi help reduce energy bills by 30 per cent each month. Boost to environment equivalent to planting 1,593 trees and saving 16,482 barrels of oil. Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018:   ALFAHIM’s extensive ‘green’ credentials have been boosted by new data showing the results of its environmental-friendly programmes over the last five years.   Between April 2013 and May 2018, the conglomerate ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group announces the Formation of the UAE Innovation Chapter

    The UAE Innovation Chapter – first of its kind in the UAE & Middle East formed by DQG  Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Dubai Quality Group proudly announces the establishment of the UAE Innovation Chapter, in association with Team Power International. The chapter is a first of its kind think tank to be launched in the UAE & the Middle East to connect & build a community of Innovation Experts & Professionals throughout the UAE.    Operating under this new Chapter is the MasterMindPro – a unique social network of Innovation ......read more

    World Green Economy Summit 2018 to underscore role of youth in global green economy movement

    Fifth edition to highlight (CLIX) initiative launched by Ministry of Climate Change & Environment  Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2018:   The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 is set to emphasise the role of young men and women in global efforts to build a green economy when it opens in Dubai in October. Organizers of WGES made the announcement as the UAE joins the worldwide celebration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day, marked on Sunday, 12 August 2018, in growing recognition of the need to engage the youth in decision-making processes and other ......read more

    Henley & Partners welcomes new Citizenship-by-Investment Program in Montenegro

    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Henley & Partners, the leading global investment migration firm, has announced that it will be launching a Montenegro citizenship-by-investment program in October in collaboration with the Government of Montenegro. It follows the recent decision by another European nation, Moldova, to award Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and promote its new Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program.  Commenting on the citizenship-by-investment programme launched by the Government of Montenegro, Marco Gantenbein, a member of ......read more

    Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

    Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018:   Sun-like stars rotate up to two and ......read more

    Kalyan Silks Flood relief

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma Maitri Auditorium, Thrissur, on September 16. Shri. Prakash Pattabhiraman, Shri. Mahesh Pattabhiraman, Executive Directors, Kalyan Silks, Smt. Akitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, Smt. Beena ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority officials to get leadership training

    Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.  The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in collaboration with Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government and more than 400 officials benefitted from the programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot in 2018 Safest Cities in the World Ranking

    International indices place Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world Abu Dhabi, 19, September 2018:   Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.  Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world, including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city in the world, with the emirate's safety index ......read more

    New retirement visas likely to drive long-term inheritance planning for UAE expats

    DIFC Wills Service Centre expects significant increase in Will registrations as residents protect their property and investments after retirement September 19, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The head of the DIFC Wills Service Centre says he’s expecting a significant increase in the number of foreign residents registering new Wills as a result of the Government’s recently announced 5-year retirement visa. Sean Hird, Director of the WSC, says the retirement visa is the latest in a series of carefully calibrated Government legal initiatives to ensure that the UAE remains the GCC’s ......read more

    Dubai to host 13th IAMRA conference in 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 13thInternational Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference will take place from October 6-9 in Dubai. DHA will host the conference in association with the 3rd Dubai Health Regulation Conference. This is the first time IAMRA is hosting a conference in the Middle East region. IAMRA has 113 members from 47 countries and the organization shares a common ......read more

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