Dubai – 18 September 2018
The Dubai Business Women Council held discussions with HE Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women, who headed a delegation consisting of 20 representatives of various cultural and economic sectors, during a meeting Yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The visiting delegation was received by HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; HE Faiza Al Sayed, Vice-President of the Dubai Business Women Council; the Board members of the Dubai Business Women Council; and Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, the Secretary General of the University Leadership Council (ULC).
The two sides discussed methods of enhancing cooperation to empower women in the business ......read more
Thirteen UAE-based volunteers join school-building mission in Senegal
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17 September 2018: 60 Senegalese school children welcomed the promise of a new school in their community which is in the process of being constructed in the local community in Tasset Peulh village in Senegal, under the umbrella of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative. Upon completion, the primary school premises will benefit 60 school children, 60 illiterate adults and 300 villagers. Earlier this week, thirteen UAE-based volunteers, who represented 9 nationalities, travelled to Senegal to set the foundation for the educational centerpiece of the community by donating their time and energy for a great cause.
It is estimated that approximately 38% of Senegal’s ......read more
Emirate to Be Declared ‘accessible City for Physically Disabled’ on October 31 at United Nations by World Federati0n of Disabled
Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018: Top officials and heads of various government entities have welcomed steps being taken by the United Nations recognising Sharjah as the “Accessible City for the Physically Disabled,” hailing it as yet another feather in the Emirate’s cap and a proud milestone in its journey of inclusive progress and empowerment. The Emirate is to be formally declared the ‘Accessible City for the Physically Disabled’ during the World Cities Day at the United Nations in New York on October 31, 2018 by the World Federation of the Disabled.
Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police
Major General ......read more
11th September, 2018-ABU DHABI-The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president honoring the event by visiting the exhibition.
Sheikh Zayed then ordered that ADIHEX becomes an annual event and since then the exhibition is held annually in the UAE capital. ADIHEX has since then expanded into the world’s largest exhibition for hunting, equestrian and heritage preservation.
This year’s ADIHEX is dedicated to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed the first falconer, and one of the most significant naturalists in the world, who has since the 1930s, envisioned the need to strike a balance between falconry conservation and heritage, hunting and preservation of birds and ......read more
The program aims to motivate DHA employees to excel in their jobs and join the authority’s drive in creating a first class medical system in Dubai.
Employees who take part and excel in this program will be awarded.
In 2017, DHA facilities served more than 4 million customers.
UAE, Dubai, September 11, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 3rd edition of Bekom Naftakher (Your are our Pride) initiative.
This year’s initiative will focus on increasing employee satisfaction and happiness, the initiative includes more award categories to ensure a wider participation of DHA employees.
It aims to encourage all DHA employees from different specializations to be innovative; spread the culture of creativity and it gives them an opportunity to join the authority in its developmental ......read more
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp. The initiative aims for giving a hand to the Syrian refugee children and bringing a smile to their faces, by providing the necessary school supplies before the start of the new academic year.
DIHAD delegation headed by Dr. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2018: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced their partnership to help send one million children to school by 2020. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at providing quality education opportunities for the most vulnerable and marginalized children across the MENA region, starting with 200,000 direct beneficiaries which will include children, parents and teachers.
Aligned to Majid Al Futtaim’s socio-economic sustainability goal, ‘Transforming Lives’ and the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), the partnership will focus on improving access to integrated and ......read more
Dubai – Sat. 8 September 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) subsidiary P&O Marinas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai SME. The agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to boost mutual cooperation in introducing best services to their clients towards realising the vision of Dubai Government in support of Dubai’s economy.
Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannaei, CEO of P&O and Executive Director of Mina Rashid, and Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, signed the MoU which will see both parties provide facilitations and additional advantages to each other’s clients in order to promote economic activity and support Dubai’s efforts in attracting more business and ......read more
Call for Public-private Partnership to Enforce Greater Safety of Children; Stricter Compliance of Building Norms
Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018: Top Sharjah officials and heads of various government entities and departments who met Wednesday to discuss the recent tragic accidents of children falling off high-rise buildings emphasised that a number of effective and innovative measures have been taken in partnership with all stakeholders to deal with the problem. They reaffirmed their commitment to enforcing all possible safety and security standards in high-rise buildings and residential units in the Emirate according to highest global standards, calling for a public-private partnership to deal with the problem and prevent such tragedies in the future.
The meeting was presided over by HE Thabit Al Turaifi, Director ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) accreditation after achieving the standards set by the international people management organisation.
In addition to the main IIP award, DCT Abu Dhabi also achieved Health and Wellbeing Silver Level accreditation in recognition of its Wellness Programme. DCT Abu Dhabi is the first organisation in the Middle East to achieve this accolade, reflecting the Department’s commitment to high performance through best-practice people management.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what is required to lead, support and manage people effectively in order to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the Investors in People ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018: Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates for stays of up to 90 days.
Effective immediately, citizens of El Salvador are eligible for visa-free entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for stays of up to 90 days. Travellers will receive an entry stamp upon arrival. Previously, nationals of El Salvador had to apply for a UAE visa prior to travel.
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Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018: Malabar Group has announced a contribution of total 7 crore Indian rupees to the Kerala flood relief. The flood that swept away almost half of Kerala has cost many life and property. The overall loss is yet to be estimated, however honourable Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and government is leading a very commendable rehabilitation work. To support the activities of Chief Minister, Mr. MP Ahammed Chairman-Malabar Group handed over a cheque of INR 2 crore yesterday at Trivandrum, Kerala. He also committed a financial help of INR 5 crore for rebuilding and repairing houses lost and damaged in the flood.
This includes RS. 1 crore collected from the employees of Malabar Group. Hence, the total relief from Malabar Group is 7 crore Indian rupees. The entire relief activities will be routed through Malabar ......read more
International Photography Festival Allocates Category For Government Staff, Says SGMB Director Allay
SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Aug 29, 2018 – Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) has unveiled the details of the 2018 Xposure International Photography Festival, to be held from November 21-24, 2018 at Expo Centre Sharjah, with the addition of several new competition categories and attractive opportunities for photography professionals and enthusiasts.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Xposure, the region’s first-of-its-kind and immensely popular International Photography Festival attracts globally-acclaimed and award-winning photographers, as well as amateurs and photography enthusiasts from ......read more
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi:
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018: We congratulate Emirati women on this occasion which has become a national day for celebrating their many achievements in all fields. Women have been essential in the establishment of the UAE and in its continuous development, thanks to the vision of our late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a great advocate for a woman’s right to learn, work and become involved in all aspects of government, society and life.
We have dedicated this year to celebrate Zayed’s philosophy of elevating women’s status, pushing for the advancement of the Emirati society as a whole and raising the UAE’s profile in terms of legislation and laws that safeguard women’s rights and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2018: In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to coordinate urgent relief campaign for the affected victims from Kerala floods, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has donated AED 5 million to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment (MBRCH), in support of the establishment’s efforts to help thousands of flood-affected people in Kerala state in southern India following the catastrophic conditions they are living in from the effects of devastating floods, which is the ......read more
Sharjah, 28, August 2018: On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, stated that the UAE has provided women with all elements of support and opportunities that has enabled them to attain remarkable achievements and expand their participation in the development of the UAE.
Al Mazrouei said: “The Constitution of the UAE, the UAE vision 2021, the local government strategies, and the Emirati Citizen's Code of Values and Conduct have all focused on empowering women, developing their capabilities, and continuing to build on the achievements that they have attained since the formation of the Union, following the path set by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”
Al Mazrouei ......read more
As part of their joint cooperation
Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018: McDonald’s UAE has announced that it has raised AED320,000 from its Ramadan children’s books campaign in association with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC). The sum includes the proceeds from the sales of children's social awareness and entertainment books, as well as Emirates Red Crescent donation boxes, which were placed at McDonald’s restaurants across the country as part of the campaign.
Hassan Abu Ezzeddin, Marketing Manager of McDonald’s UAE, delivered the check on behalf of Rafic Fakih, Managing Director and Partner of McDonald's UAE, to Mohammed Yousuf Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary-General for Support Services in Emirates Red Crescent at the headquarters of the organization in Abu Dhabi.
Al-Fahim stressed that the Emirates ......read more
Sharjah, 27 August 2018: HE Abdulla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), stated that the UAE’s approach to empowering women in various fields is the ideal standard that helps women achieve their goals and reflects the cultural level that the UAE has achieved under the vision of the wise leadership.
On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Al Owais expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates; His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; and to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates; for their continued efforts, since the establishment of the Union of the Emirates by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to ......read more
Dubai, 25 August 2018: Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, Founder Finablr Group, and Chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare met with Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today and handed over a cheque of INR 4 Crores in support of the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the devastating floods that has affected the state. He was accompanied by Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and Executive Director of Finablr, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Healthcare, and Amit Saxena, MD & CEO of Unimoni India, on the occasion.
“Despite the catastrophic event, the resilience shown by the people of Kerala is commendable. The rehabilitation of the nearly million displaced is a critical priority and we must all join hands to support ......read more
In partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent, the Aster Volunteers initiative teaches children the importance of collaboration and acceptance
Dubai, UAE – 19 August 2018: On August 17th and 18th, Aster Hospital, Qusais hosted a two-day event that brought children together through art workshops, interactive games and team-building exercises. The “Chapter One – Life Lessons For Future Leaders” saw the involvement of more than 30 children from areas surrounding Aster Hospital Qusais as they joined 30 children from Emirates Red Crescent.
Created to encourage a sense of inclusiveness and compassion among the youth, the Aster Volunteers initiative included tree-planting activities around the hospital’s premises. The children also took part in art sessions developed to promote creativity, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: As a response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the President of the UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, to immediately form a National Emergency Committee for the relief of flood-affected areas of ‘Kerala’ – India, the employees of Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE launched ‘Sons of Zayed Al-Khair Parcels’ initiative as an immediate aid to those affected by flash flood. Union Coop becomes the first private enterprise in the UAE to launch such an initiative to help the flood victims of Kerala.
Speaking about the immediate action of Union Coop, Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department said, “As ......read more
Dubai, 16 August 2018: Emirates Post Group (EPG), leading postal and non-postal services provider in the region, celebrated the onset of the blessed Eid Al-Adha with children from the Social Child Care Centre affiliated with the Social Services Department of Sharjah. The initiative comprised of providing the youngsters with gifts and arranging for a day filled of fun-filled activities including time spent at Dubai Festival City Mall’s ‘Faby Land’.
“Celebrating the upcoming Eid Al Adha with children of unknown parentage allows us to boost their morale, provide them with the joys associated with preparing for this holiday and support them with integrating into society. This initiative embodies the spirit of selfless volunteering in serving the communities that we live and work in,” said ......read more
In the wake of the ongoing floods in Kerala
The fee waiver follows a host of initiatives taken by the group to help the flood-stricken Indian state, including a personal contribution of Two Crore Rupees made by Chairman, Dr. B. R. Shetty
Dubai, 16 August 2018: Leading money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brands, UAE Exchange and Unimoni, have waived service fee on remittances to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund in the wake of the catastrophic floods that has ravaged the Indian state of Kerala. The initiative which enables the global Indian diaspora to contribute to the relief efforts, follows a personal contribution of two crore rupees made by the Group Chairman and noted UAE-based businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, to help those affected by the ......read more
To protect marine environment and ensure safety of national ports and marine installations
List of countries whose vessels are prohibited from entering UAE waters before obtaining inspection and conformity certificates from recognised classification bodies, is to ensure no vessel sails in UAE’s territorial waters without meeting the safety and quality standards that ensure safety of their crews and protect the marine environment
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) has said that it is ready for the decision of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime (FTA), prohibiting vessels carrying flags of countries that are black-listed by maritime authorities to enter UAE’s ports or ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 272 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms with definitive sentences. Sheikh Saud pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
Sheikh Saud made the move to offer the prisoners the chance to start a new life and alleviate the suffering of their families.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Judicial Council, gave the instruction for the required procedures to be completed for the order issued by the Ruler to be carried out, in collaboration with Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters before Eid.
Hassan Saeed ......read more
Set to take place 8th and 9th October 2018 in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 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 Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will take place on the 8th and 9th October 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announced that the two day event will include a number of learning programmes and workshops hosted ......read more
Nickelodeon characters, storytelling and lots of Summer Programme activities organised for young patients at the hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 August 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) brought the excitement and entertainment of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 directly to young patients of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, bringing storytelling, games and a special visit from Nickelodeon characters. The event was organised with the aim to introduce the younger generation to the importance of humanitarian efforts and social ......read more
Sharjah’s ‘Pledge a Library’ Initiative Distributes 600 Books in Brazil
Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018: The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), a Sharjah-based non-profit, has supported the São Paulo Public Library, six school libraries, as well as community service centres in Brazil that host a rich collection of Arabic books, with 600 new titles.
The books have been provided as part of KF’s ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative, which seeks to offer Arab and refugee children, and those who live in less fortunate ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018: HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Omar Mohammed Salleh, Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of Malaysia in the UAE, discussed ways of developing economic relations and enhancing trade exchange between Sharjah and Malaysia.
The meeting was held recently at the SCCI headquarters, where the two sides agreed to enhance joint efforts to promote economic cooperation and the available investment opportunities in both countries, in addition ......read more
Representing the UAE through its participation in the Chinese Luxury Property Show in Beijing and launching its Real Estate Promotion Trustee office in China
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04th August 2018: The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China (China) over the past decades by working with its partners to further attract Chinese investors, and to identify the investment opportunities available in Dubai and the UAE in general.
Her Excellency Majida Ali ......read more
“Move to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is essential in consolidating UAE's leading position on IP protection,” says EIPA Chairman Al Obaidli
Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), continues to lead in the ongoing unified efforts to promote the adoption of global best practices in intellectual property (IP). The association's commitment to promote a culture of IP in the country is widely reflected in its continuing efforts to build solid foundations in the advancement of legal action across IP ......read more
Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor
August, 2nd, 2018: Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership with the Institute of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). With over ......read more
A number of global immigration consultants and advisors to join IREIS 2018 to advice potential immigrants seeking a second passport in return of investment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 02, 2018: About 51 percent of the eligible expatriates of the UAE are seeking a second passport According to a research by AAA Associates, a leading immigration service provider.
The AAA associates report finds that the nationals of Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, India and Pakistan are increasingly seeking second citizenship due to a change in their economic status ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 August 2018: UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.
The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end ......read more
Stamps issued celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the UAE and China in high-demand
Dubai, (31) July 2018: Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, has witnessed a high demand for the latest stamp celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China issued to mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE.
One such request was received by 8-year-young philatelist Asmaa Humaid Issa Alsuwaidi who ......read more
Businesses Operating in Sharjah’s Free Zone Can Now Expand in the Mainland and Local Markets
‘Dual trade license’ system launched by Sharjah Publishing City and Sharjah Economic Development Department
Sharjah, 31 July 2018: The Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), under the umbrella of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the world’s first publishing free zone, signed an agreement with the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD), to launch a new dual trade license system for businesses operating in SPC. The new dual license is another investment ......read more
Lucky shoppers could walk away with valuable gifts from retailers participating in ADSS this weekend at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 July 2017: As part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS), the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED), has revealed the prizes for this weekend’s ‘Unbox the Amazing’ promotion at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi, which will take place on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 25 July 2018: The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will last for three months, starting 1 August 2018.
The initiative called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ will allow foreign nationals to regularize their status by either leaving the UAE without paying a fine and without facing a return immigration ban (only those who entered illegally will be subject to a two-year entry ban), or by changing their sponsorship inside ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018: The Business Park at Dubai South has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Union of European Expert Chambers (UCEE) to establish a permanent exhibition and business centre for the members of UCEE at the Business Park. The partnership aims to encourage European SMEs to set up their business in Dubai and the region.
The announcement came during a press conference that was recently held in Brussels, in the presence of Shoaib Al Rahimi, VP of Business Park at Dubai South. The UCEE, which is an institution that represents all EU nations, ......read more
New agreement builds on the pioneering healthcare project between both parties and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital
Sharjah, 25 July, 2018: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea’s global investment corporation REI Holding Group, to encourage bilateral investments, collaborate on industry information and expand business networks in both countries.
The agreement follows on the recently announced MoU between Shurooq and REI’s Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital ......read more
The #HandInHand campaign raised awareness of the refugee cause as well as important funds for more than 800 Syrian and 1500 Rohingya refugee families
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 25, 2018) - Y&R Dubai was proud to offer their helping hand to UNHCR’s Ramadan campaign – coined as #HandInHand #nusalnus – which sought to raise awareness around the pressing needs of refugee families, particularly women and children, for vital support and cash assistance.
Y&R’s creative support to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency included coining the overall ......read more
As anti-plastic campaign in UAE gathers momentum, these biodegradable and compostable paperboard products offer businesses a sustainable alternative to packaging waste
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Foopak Bio Natura suite of food packaging products “Sustainability Product of the Year” in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall ......read more
UAE, July 22, 2018 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a strategic partnership with Al-Futtaim Motors, one of the UAE's leading companies in maintenance and distribution of cars and spare parts. The new alliance is expected to help reinforce cooperation between the two parties, particularly in the efforts to provide maintenance services for Toyota automobiles. The move represents a forward step in DGW's commitment to provide outstanding and pioneering vehicle management and maintenance services in line with international standards and best practices and according to their ......read more
Dubai, 22 July 2018: To mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE, Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, issued commemorative stamps celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China.
The stamps bear three design executions, one with the portrait of the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, another with ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 July 2018: As part of joint efforts to foster a closer trading relationship and develop increased investment opportunities, the Central Bank of the UAE and the People’s Bank of China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement and an MOU to establish a Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre in the UAE in December 2015. Swaps through the Center grew consistently, increasing a further 42% in H1 2018, compared to levels recorded at end of 2017.
Growing transfers through the Center reflect the continued overall growth in trade between the two countries. China ......read more
UAE, July 18, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) held the closing ceremony of the ‘Art for Health 2018’ competition. The winners were awarded in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics; and Dr. Fadila Sharif, Director of Education and Health Promotion Department.
Dr. Rand thanked the attendees and youth especially for contributing towards building an effective communication bridge with the wise leadership. This in turn ensures the achievement of a better future built on the capabilities and ......read more
Constructed by Veolia subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of Hazardous liquid waste.
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cubic meters of hazardous liquid waste per day.
In support of the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Master Plan 2030, which is driving effective ......read more
Validity of Residence Permits under Personal Sponsorship Extended
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years.
The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years. Previously, such a visa was issued with a maximum validity of two years.
The government fee for the two-year residence permit under the personal sponsorship ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: The Dubai Business Women Council held a meeting to discuss ways to enhance the economic relations between business women of Dubai and Serbia, and enact joint economic and trade partnerships. The meeting was recently held between Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; and HE Stanimir Vukicevic, the Ambassador of Serbia in the UAE, at the premises of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Faiza Al Sayed, Vice President of the Dubai Business Women Council.
The two sides reviewed ......read more
UAE, 15 July, 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with leading tire safety company Dunlop, successfully organized a two-day training program on tire technology at the workshop's training centre. The sessions were held as part of DGW's continuing efforts to enhance the technical skills of their employees--allowing them to further improve their abilities to carry out their duties, which in turn can greatly contribute to reinforcing individual performance of the employee and the overall level of the workshop. The event is part of a series of workshops and training ......read more
Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2018: In accordance with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Crown Prince Foundation to support entrepreneurship and development projects in Jordan. This initiative falls in line with its mission to promote entrepreneurship, encourage innovation ......read more
Giving HR a seat at the executive table is vital to meeting digital workplace needs
Abu Dhabi, 15 July 2018: The global HR tech industry is worth an estimated USD 400 billion, according to Bersin by Deloitte. The Middle East contributes a sizeable and growing share to the global market, and increasingly, uptake of HR tech solutions in the region is being driven by public sector organizations looking to transition into the digital age and build organizations of the future, with GCC states such as the UAE leading the charge. However, for government and public entities in the UAE ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) reinforced its continual efforts towards more social cohesion through the mass wedding initiative which it has organized consecutively for the last seven years.
It is part of PCFC’s efforts to promote happiness, and to help families and couples with the wedding expenses and the start of their lives. The initiative, which is held in partnership with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has seen increasing number of beneficiaries during the last seven ......read more
Girl Guides to tour museums as part of week-long training programme.
Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme.
Sharjah, July 11, 2018: The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic sites and to discover what it takes to become an expert museum guide.
Organised by the SMA, for the 9th consecutive year, the week-long programme ‘The Outstanding Guide’ collaborates with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The increase in membership reflects the growing desire of the emirate’s business women to benefit from the initiatives and services that the council organizes, and highlights the important role that ......read more
DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018: Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.
Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.
But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or in downtown Abu Dhabi. And in the past week, another key piece of that structure has been lowered into place.
This critical building block is the UAE’s announcement that widows and female ......read more
UAE, July 9, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has officially launched the ‘Maharati’ system, a healthcare learning and management system, at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah as part of its continuous efforts to improve the health system and nurture a culture of innovation in the work environment through globally accepted training. Apart from strengthening the UAE’s health industry, ‘Maharati’ also seeks to build a smart e-learning system and sustain effective local and global partnerships to keep up with future changes. Present during ......read more
UAE, 9 July, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recorded an outstanding 5 per cent growth in the number of new and renewed licenses during the first quarter of 2018. The high number of issued commercial licenses reflects the confidence of the local, regional and global investment community in Ajman's competitive economic and investment capabilities and was the result of intensive efforts to facilitate and create an attractive investment environment to enhance business growth and sustainability in the emirate.
The number of new licenses released during ......read more
Dubai, 09 July 2018: Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive supports the “My Blood for My Country” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2018: Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) successfully organized a special workshop aimed at unifying the Emirati's government customer service centres through its TAMM initiative, which looks towards achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government by moving the service delivery model to a more ‘journey-focused' approach. The workshop falls in line with the ongoing move to establish customer service centres across the emirate while also bringing various government entities under one umbrella to achieve Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. The ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018: Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the global philanthropic organization’s efforts toward securing children's right to education.
The high profile meeting also presented a strategic opportunity for both parties to discuss the ......read more
UAE, July 7, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), held a gathering to discuss the methodology of developing ‘Dubai Legislative Plan 2019,’ which is aimed at the establishment of a more comprehensive and unified framework needed for the creation of pioneering government legislation that is capable of addressing the present challenges and looking ahead to the future, in line with the goals and objectives of Dubai Plan 2021 to establish a pioneering, proactive, and excellent government. The gathering, which was attended by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means of cooperation to promote mutual trade.
Musabih reaffirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation with the South Korean diplomatic mission, business council and Korean ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.
In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.
According to the MOFAIC’s statement, Qatari citizens who currently reside in the UAE are not required to apply for any permission to ......read more
UAE, 4 July, 2018- The Youth Council of the Ministry of Health and Prevention at Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Sharjah held its first induction meeting attended by the Ministry’s staff from Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman’s medical districts. The meeting served as a venue for the young members to discuss the Council’s goals, tasks, and future plans to strengthen the role of the youth in the Ministry’s efforts to build an effective and sustainable health system for a happy society. It was part of a series of upcoming Ministry-led meetings to be ......read more
More than 300 attendees discussed strategy, performance management, innovation, business continuity, risk management and stakeholder management
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 July 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi City. The forum brought together more than 300 delegates representing a diverse range of Abu Dhabi governmental, semi-governmental entities and entities from outside the UAE to learn about the best practices used to develop, manage and implement the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy ......read more
In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events
Abu Dhabi, 4 July 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with eight organisations in the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi to offer the best edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED), Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events are all collaborating with DCT Abu ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The technology company The Linde Group and the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries have concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement on the use of membranes for natural gas processing. The two companies will jointly promote membrane technology – Evonik on the membrane and polymer side and Linde’s Engineering Division as the system integrator for the complete membrane package units. Evonik’s established membrane technology will serve as the basis. The joint product will be marketed by Linde as the “HISELECT™ powered by ......read more
Sharjah, UAE. July 4, 2018: Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project.
Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and that is used worldwide to improve soil properties for plant growth. It can be produced from nearly any organic material. The AUS team will determine how to use ......read more
Farida Al Awadhi: Women are essential to the realisation of UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Plan 2071
Reem BinKaram: Women constitute 70% of university graduates in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The Emirates Business Women Council (Emirates BWC) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have represented the UAE at the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk Road Countries “Global Silk Road”, which took place in Astana on July 2 and 3, marking the 20th anniversary of Astana becoming the capital of Kazakhstan.
The two-day event presented ......read more
Backed by water conservation technologies and products
Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018: Water is a precious commodity and today, more than ever before, increasingly erratic weather patterns, population increases and changes in lifestyle have put pressure on our water supplies. Hence, it is important that we use water carefully. Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions,is a keen believerin taking practical steps nowthatwill ensure there is enough water to go around for years to come.
With building regulations now emphasising the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: A total of 1.75m passengers travelled through the Hatta border crossing in 2017, and more than 152,000 declarations were carried out, and 3904 seizures.
Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management at Dubai Customs said that Hatta border crossing plays a major role in enhancing trade and passenger movement between Dubai and Oman and has become a main point for land transport.
Al Muaini said that Hatta’s border is important due to the services and facilities it offers to passengers and traders, goods and ......read more
Lamsa is the largest Arabic language children’s education app in the region
To encourage youngsters to continue expanding their knowledge through new avenues of creativity, in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 2, 2018: The Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), operated by the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) explores funding in innovative businesses in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, education, health, water, technology and space. EDB today announced its financial support for Lamsa brand and ......read more
Over 150,000 Jafza-based employees to benefit with visa transaction time cut to 24 hours
Sultan Bin Sulayem : New phase of cooperation to enhance processes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd July 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the region’s trade enabler and leading business hub, today signed a cooperation agreement with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to further simplify existing visa procedures and improve customer experience.
Under the agreement, the GDRFA will provide enhanced services to companies operating in Jafza and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018: Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) augmented its partnership with trade and business groups in Dubai through an open dialogue with them in the quarterly Consultative Council organized recently.
The Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting was headed by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. The meeting was attended by heads of business groups, investors and businessmen in different economic sectors in Dubai, and Dubai Customs’ senior management including ......read more