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
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 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, 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
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, 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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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 – 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
In 2017, approximately 3 percent of DWTCs total production of food was distributed to the UAE Food Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been awarded by Dubai Municipality for its continued support of the UAE Food Bank. The award demonstrates DWTC’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility in the UAE, as well as preserving the environment through waste management.
Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste. The initiative aims to position Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste and is supported by Dubai ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2018: The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, more than three billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 per cent of the world population. According to World Health Organisation, around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19.
On Universal Children’s Day, Dr Nadia Dabbagh, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital and Programme Lead for the Mental Health Strategy at DHA, speaks about child and adolescent well-being.
Adolescence is a critical time of life. It is a time when people become independent individuals, forge new relationships, develop social skills and learn behaviours that will last the rest of their lives. It can also be one of the most challenging ......read more
Key leaders from business and government sectors will congregate to lay the blueprint for greater economic cooperation between the two countries.
Abu Dhabi – November 19, 2018: The capital city of Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave on November 27, 2018 under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Tolerance.
The day-long Conclave will feature key discussion topics including ‘Fresh ideas for the strategic ties’, ‘Encouraging trade and long-term strategy for enhancing non-oil trade’ and ‘The India UAE Defence and Space Collaboration.’
The Conclave, to be held at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, will have an exciting line-up of participating leadership which ......read more
Dubai Sustainable Tourism commends Jumeirah Group’s conservation efforts with the release of 50 rehabilitated sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Al Naseem
Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with the Jumeirah Group in support of their conservation efforts across the emirate. In an event that took place on the beach in front of Jumeirah Al Naseem on Thursday 15 November, Jumeirah conservationists, with the support of Dubai Tourism, released 50 rehabilitated turtles back into the sea. Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an ongoing initiative by Dubai Tourism to promote a more environmentally-friendly, greener future, supported the event as part of the ongoing Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Programme.
Under the ......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 ......read more
UAE, 11 September 2018 - As part of its pioneering efforts to adopt technological innovation and promote creative thinking for smart learning and the knowledge industry, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) celebrated the launch of the Smart Advising System for its learners starting fall of 2018, reinforcing its position as the first university in the Arab World to adopt a new smart and innovating learning system that represents a key step in the path of smart learning, especially in the move to advise learners and helping them in a 24/7 interactive electronic environment. The ......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 ......read more
UAE, 09th September 2018 - The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) posted a new achievement in its quest for excellence and to provide the best opportunities for learners to acquire international expertise. Four of its learners recently took part in the 22nd session of ‘The Youth Assembly,’ which was recently held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The successful participation of the learners in ‘The Youth Assembly’ reflects the university's leadership in the move to ......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 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, September 8, 2018: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) successfully organized a two-day Innovation Management Certification (IMC) training course that ran from September 5 to September 6, 2018 at the Khalifa Innovation Center in Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi. The training program, which included three key modules that touched on various topics concerning innovation, was attended by 25 selected employees trained and coached to act as Innovation champions in Khalifa Fund.
According to Khalifa Fund’s senior officials, the training program demonstrates their ......read more
8 September, 2018 - In light of the growing focus on the Americas as a major source market for investment and trade into the UAE and in line with its commitment to strengthening cooperation between business communities to drive foreign direct investment (FDI) by reinforcing existing trade relations, the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) - the investment development agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai - announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the city of Los Angeles. The MoU was signed by Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, ......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 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 6 September 2018: The UAE-Ghana Business and Investment Forum was held in Ghanaian capital of Accra recently, in the presence of representatives of several government agencies, investment entities, economic officials and businessmen from both countries. The forum, which represented an important step in furthering ties between the UAE and Ghana, discussed ways to strengthen existing relations and expand cooperation in key economic sectors of mutual interest.
H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade Affairs, who led the UAE ......read more
05 September 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) demonstrated the pioneering experience of Dubai and the competitive strengths of the local maritime community during its participation at the Maritime Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Exhibition, one of the largest technology and marine equipment exhibitions in Hamburg, Germany. Dubai was one of the world's top five in the International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD), making it the first Arab city to achieve this position in the maritime sector. The DMCA participated alongside the Dubai ......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 ......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 ......read more
Dubai, 4 September 2018: Building on the UAE’s longstanding historical ties and robust bilateral relations with India, Dubai FDI - the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED) - announced that the South Asian country will be the guest nation of the upcoming fourth edition of the premier Dubai Investment Week (DIW), set to take place from October 7 to 11, 2018 in the emirate. In 2017 alone, 28 Indian projects worth USD 127.73 million were launched in the UAE, focused on retail and wholesale trade (25.0 per cent); accommodation and food services (14.3 per cent); ......read more
UAE, 30 August 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the Visiting Doctors Program for September 2018, which provides consultation, diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients. Under the program, doctors will visit Fujairah, Khorfakkan, Saqr, Dibba, Al Dhaid, Masafi, Kalba, Al Qassimi hospitals to provide medical services in their various fields of expertise, which include shoulder bone surgery, pediatric cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, natural therapy, plastic surgery, interventional cardiology, pediatric neurosurgery, ......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.
How Fragomen can assist?
Fragomen will continue monitoring the situation and will revert ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018: Refugee families endure innumerable forms of mental and physical anguish, including the pain of being unable to provide their children with food when they are hungry or medicine when they are ill or injured. But I have also seen how much it weighs on refugee parents when they are unable to send their children to school, knowing that with each passing year, their life prospects are shrinking and their vulnerability is growing.
In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that rising numbers of refugee children are not receiving an education. While ......read more
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 ......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 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 28 August 2018: Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development celebrated the Emirati Women’s Day which is themed this year, ‘Women on the Course of Zayed’, coinciding with the Centennial of Zayed and the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The UAE takes the 28th of August of each year as an occasion to celebrate UAE women in recognition of their achievements and significant contribution and effective role in the development of the society.
Mrs. Mouza Al Nasri, Executive Director of ......read more
UAE, 28 August 2018 - In recognition of Emirati women's contributions in the sustainable development and to appreciate and honor the active roles played by them in the nation's progress, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized a celebration of the Emirati Women's Day under the theme ‘Women on the Course of Zayed.’ The event forms part of nationwide celebrations that recognize the success and achievements of Emirati women in all fields, thanks to the constant support and encouragement from the wise leadership. The event was attended by His Excellency ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
“The UAE has always placed a strong emphasis on equipping Emirati women with the knowledge and skills required to further add value to the nation's development. Women empowerment in the UAE began with the establishment of the union, with unlimited support from the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a strong supporter of women. Through the introduction of exemplary women empowerment initiatives, the UAE aims to be among the top 25 countries in the world for gender balance by 2021. Women's participation in the UAE workforce today makes up 66 per ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre has handled more than 900,000 calls this year, and its employees have successfully completed more than three million procedures that involve managing cases in the system, achieving 88 per cent of customer satisfaction.
The Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre, Abu Dhabi Government’s first integrated communication platform for its customers, has also achieved 100 per cent Emiratisation rate. The contact centre managed by Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) is one of the few governmental centers of ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, 19 August 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed that its ‘Junior Chef’ initiative successful completed its second phase on a high note—receiving overwhelming public response for its efforts to promote health awareness among children. Spearheaded by the Ministry’s Education and Health Promotion Department, the ‘Junior Chef’ program aims to stress on the importance of eating healthy food and educating the public, children most especially, about health alternatives. The activities related to the initiative were held in the presence ......read more
Kindly attribute this comment to Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties:
"The number of people killed in the Kerala flood and the damages it has created, are extremely devastating and unbearable. We will support people of Kerala and will stand by the victims throughout their toughest time. I believe it is our humble duty to help people in need and anyone in distress. The massive responses I’m seeing around me in the UAE for the Kerala flood victims, has simply raised my faith in humanity.
"Supporting human is part of our business philosophy. ......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 ......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 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 18, 2018: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has issued a final call out for applications for the fourth edition of ‘Ibtikari’ (My Innovation), an intensive six-month incubator aimed at helping Emiratis advance their technology startups. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.
This year’s updated version of ‘Ibtikari’ is a result of a new partnership between Khalifa Fund and startAD, an accelerator and entrepreneurship hub anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by Tamkeen. Considered one of Khalifa Fund’s core initiatives, ......read more
UAE, August 18, 2018- Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced a donation of half a million dirhams to aid in the relief efforts in the South Indian state of Kerala that has been ravaged by unprecedented floods. Incessant rains and floods in Kerala have led to the death of hundreds of Indian citizens and have left thousands of people homeless. To offer further support to the victims of this calamity, the company has launched a service through which, donations can be made to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: On the blessed occasion of Eid Al Adha, CBUAE wishes the UAE leadership, the public and all the Arab and Islamic countries many happy returns. Moreover, CBUAE confirms that it has provided all banks operating in UAE with new banknotes to meet their customers’ needs, in line with UAE’s social traditions during Eid Seasons. Furthermore, CBUAE instructed all banks to take necessary arrangements to ensure the public’s needs of new banknotes are adequately met, and to coordinate with CBUAE to that end.
UAE, August 14, 2018 – The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) announced the seizure of two warehouses in Al-Jaraf industrial area, confiscating more than 60,000 fake goods of well-known brand names, worth AED 6,220,000 million. The move falls within the framework of an inspection campaign carried out by the inspectors of the Department of Combating Commercial Fraud, in line with the efforts to secure the markets and combat commercial fraud, thereby ensuring the highest levels of protection of customer rights. All necessary legal actions were taken, and penalties have ......read more
Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare pledges to contribute Rs. 50 lakhs or AED 265,000 to Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018: To support the victims of one of the worst floods that Kerala has seen in recent history, displacing more than 54000 people, Aster Disaster Support Team has been mobilized to provide humanitarian aid. Consisting of more than 200 medical and non-medical volunteers from Aster DM Healthcare’s network of hospitals in India and led by Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, 13 August 2018: RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a world-class corporate registry in Ras Al Khaimah, has recently visited the Republic of Mauritius to introduce the growth opportunities that it offers to international business companies.
Led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK ICC, along with RAK ICC CEO Dr Sameer Al Ansari, the delegation met with high-level government officials, senior executives of banking institutions, as well as corporate service providers in Mauritius. The discussions covered various opportunities ......read more
This reflects The Sustainable City’s drive towards a sustainable and egalitarian future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13, August 2018: The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, is commemorating International Youth Day by aligning with Dolores Shelleh, the first and youngest Jordanian woman set to climb the Everest, and appointing her as Brand Ambassador.
The Sustainable City selected Dolores because she represents the epitome of young potential and is a strong idol for women whom she will inspire. As part of its ......read more
The award opens to Gov. & Privet Sector in UAE
Submissions deadline 20 September 2018
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 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 chaired by Ms. Fatma Buti Al Mheiri has started accepting the submissions to the 7th cycle UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2018 that will take place on 29th October 2018. The conference will be organized this year under the theme of “Zayed ......read more
Visit comes as Abu Dhabi is announced one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE, the largest international volunteering Conference in 2020
ABU DHABI, August 12 2018: Emirates Foundation, the national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the em-powerment of youth across the UAE, hosted this week a Senior-level delegation from the International Association for Volunteering Effort. The visit to Abu Dhabi comes as the capital is announced as one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host ......read more
Barakah Youth Council to provide future Emirati nuclear energy leaders with voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement
63% of UAE Nationals employed by ENEC and its subsidiaries are under 30 years of age
Announced to coincide with United Nations’ 18th annual International Youth Day
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 August 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company have launched a Youth Council to inspire, support, and empower the future Emirati leaders of the UAE ......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