Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 23 January 2018: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, paid a visit to the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) premises today to explore the premier facilities and exceptional services provided by RAKEZ to global investors.
The tour began at the RAKEZ Service Centre – Al Hamra. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, along with the Board of Directors, Managing Director and Group CEO welcomed the Ruler where he witnessed the quick and easy processes RAKEZ offers to investors. HH Sheikh Saud engaged in a chat with the employees in the new Service Centre, acknowledging their active role and efficiency in serving ......read more
The workshop was held in cooperation with the US Embassy in the UAE as part of the nation’s preparations for hosting major global events
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd January 2018: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) recently announced the conclusion of its three-day workshop focused on ‘Legal and Judicial Issues Related to National Events Security’, which ran from 15th to 17th January.
The aim of the workshop, which was organised by DJI in cooperation with the US Embassy in the UAE, was to provide security, legal and judicial specialists with the highest international knowledge and skills in the field of security.
Commenting on the workshop, His Excellency Justice Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti — Director General of DJI —said: “The workshop achieved its key ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 23 January 2018 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) issued a ministerial decree on the formation of a committee for the licensing and registration of veterinary products and their manufacturers. The committee is headed by His Excellency Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Food Diversity Sector at the MOCCAE, and includes representatives from MOCCAE, Ministry of Health & Prevention, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Dubai Municipality, Emirates Racing Authority and Central Veterinary Research Laboratory at Dubai Equine Hospital.
Under the ministerial decree, the committee is tasked with the registration of veterinary companies and manufacturers, licensing of veterinary products, as well as ensuring veterinary manufacturers’ compliance with ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 January, 2018 – The Higher Organising Committee of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) and Simulation Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX) held its eighth preparatory meeting in the run-up to the dual mega event.
Jointly organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces, the 2018 editions of UMEX and SimTEX will run from 25 to 27 February 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Applauding the efforts of the event sub-committees, led by ADNEC’s Emirati professionals, His Excellency Brigadier General Rashid Mohammed Al-Shamsi, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee, said: “We are extremely impressed with the advanced level of preparations underway for the upcoming editions of UMEX and SimTEX, as well as ......read more
Fourth edition of camel trek will take six men and nine women from 10 countries in a journey back in time
DUBAI, 18th January 2018: A caravan of camel riders from diverse cultures embarked for the first time from the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Abu Dhabi, a harsh desert area in the far south of the UAE yesterday (17th January 2018) morning, in their journey to live an extraordinary experience of real Emirati heritage.
The 15 participants in the fourth edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ received training in camel riding by the organizers Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), before embarking on what has become the flagship event in HHC’s annual program. The camel caravan camped overnight in the Western region of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday before setting off across the world’s largest uninterrupted sand ......read more
Thani Al Zeyoudi and Shamma Al Mazrui discuss sustainable future with the youth
27 entrepreneurs take the stand at CLIX and present their innovative proposals to potential investors
Al Zeyoudi: CLIX is an out-of-the-box solution for the limited funding of climate innovations
UAE entrepreneurs lead the entries in CLIX, reaffirming the country’s success in creating an environment conducive to achieving its sustainability goals
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 18, 2018 – The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) kicked off on Tuesday, January 16, at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, running from January 15 to 18, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. CLIX is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and is hosting 27 entrepreneurs and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 17, 2018: The EcoWASTE Exhibition today inaugurated the Waste Management Solutions Forum, a premium event that gathers solutions providers and municipalities to discuss sustainable waste management strategies.
Eng. Saif Mohamed AlShara, Assistant Undersecretary, Sustainable Communities Sector, UAE delivered the opening address, highlighting the role of waste management in creating sustainable environments. Following his address, Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, Acting General Manager, Tadweer (The Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi) delivered the keynote speech, highlighting Abu Dhabi’s waste management strategy.
With a future-centric agenda committed to advancing sustainable waste management and recycling across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA the fifth edition of EcoWASTE ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16th, January 2018: Dubai Customs is all geared up to launch its 1st UAE Customs Week 2018 from 21 to 25 January, following and building on the success of the last two editions of Dubai Customs Week.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that the week is an opportunity to engage all segments of society in supporting and learning about customs work.
“It’s very important to help everyone learn the essential role customs departments in the UAE play to sustain economic growth and protect the country. This will help us serve our clients in a better way to achieve better growth following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 16 January, 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for a group of more than 40 Minors, mothers, and Foundation officials.
In line with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the initiative aimed to contribute to fulfilling the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to provide a nurturing environment for orphans through developing the alternative family care system.
The Foundation has organized multiple umrah trips for minors under its care as part of its annual plan for the past nine years. The latest seven-day trip comprised visits to the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as guided tours of historical ......read more
Water storage recovery strategy to become blueprint for world’s desert zones
Abu Dhabi: 16 January 2018: Abu Dhabi today unveiled the world’s largest reserve of high quality desalinated water, se-cured in a network of 315 recovery wells lying up to 80 meters below the Liwa Desert. The wells are fed by one of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) longest water pipeline networks which runs the water from Shuweihat desalination plant at a rate of 7 million imperial gallons (ap-prox. 32,000 m3) / day over 27 months.
The reserve, which has at its core an infiltration and recovery system sitting atop a natural fresh water underground aquifer, was first investigated in 2002 and has been extensively researched by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). The project was undertaken as a collaborative venture between ......read more
Unique initiative sets the pace in advancing research in an emerging field of science and technology
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018: With global water security posing an increasingly urgent challenge, an international effort is underway to seek new ways of replenishing potable ground water and increasing existing water reserves.
The scale of the problem is illustrated by the World Health Organization’s estimate that at present, 844 million people lack access to a basic drinking water service and that half of the world’s population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025.
Unlocking the potential of scientific and technological innovation holds the key to sustainable water security. As part of the global efforts in this direction, the UAE has launched an initiative that has drawn international ......read more
ADSW visitors can experience a first-hand new public mobility solution developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and Hafilat Industry
New zero-emissions bus designed specifically for hot climates, with 150km range per charge
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018.
A template for future sustainable public transport solutions, the working prototype was jointly developed by Masdar and Abu Dhabi-based Hafilat Industry in collaboration with the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Technology partner Siemens provided the bus’s engine giving the vehicle a range of 150 kilometres per charge while minimising the size and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 January 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General, Dubai Information Department visited du’s stand at CABSAT 2018 (#ZB2-A70) today. His Highness was received by Ahmed Al Muhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV Service Operations, and other representatives of the company’s senior management, who briefed him on how du is empowering its customers in the UAE with the latest in broadcasting technology. His Highness was also taken on a dynamic VR experience of du’s broadcast and media services at the telco’s stand.
During the event, the telco is demonstrating its managed broadcast and media services, and its integrated suite of satellite, fibre networks, media asset management and over-the-top (OTT) solutions for high quality management and ......read more
Bee’ah is the first organization to order Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East
50 electric Tesla Semi trucks will arrive on UAE roads from 2020
Bee’ah is also bringing Tesla’s world-leading Powerpack Battery Technology to its state-of-the-art net zero energy headquarter
The investment supports Bee’ah’s aim to be a holistic environmental management company
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - January 14, 2018: In line with its efforts to provide a better quality of life in the Middle East, Bee’ah, the region’s fastest growing environmental management company, has underscored its unshakeable vision for sustainability by purchasing the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. The announcement was made in-line with Bee’ah’s participation at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: The plight of Syrian refugees has been dominating news headlines for many months now. Every social media platform broadcasts haunting images of their sad plight, especially those of women and children, who inevitably suffer the most. Feeling sorry for them is no longer the solution and it is imperative that each and every member of civil society takes steps to alleviate their suffering as they have every right to a life of dignity like all of us.
Youth organisation, Green Hope Foundation, believes in turning words into action and we decided to bring smiles to the faces of Syrian refugee children living in camps in Lebanon close to the border. We wanted this New Year to be very special for these children and with the help of our members collected a large consignment of clothes, woollens , books , ......read more
Three innovative projects seek to advance knowledge related toof rain and weather phenomena
Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018: It is estimated that nearly three billion people around across the world globe are currently affected by water shortages. The dramatic scale of the challenge problem faced, which affects people living across all seven continents, is further illustratedunderscored by the fact that one out of every six people in the world today does not have regular access to clean drinking water.
Among As one of the many potential answers to this pressing sustainability challenge, the UAE has launched an initiative that stands out for its unique and innovative potential approach toin addressing the pressing challenges enhancing of water security.
The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement ......read more
AED 5b trade between Dubai and Canada
Dubai, UAE, 13th January 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Canada and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Canadian diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs experise to the world” said Musabih. “Canada is an important trade partner to Dubai. The total value of mutual non-oil trade in the first nine months in 2017 was AED 5b. Imports had the lion’s share with AED 4.4b, followed by re-exports with AED 361m and exports with AED ......read more
11 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Krypto Labs has been named as the Strategic Partner for the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, organisers of the event announced today. As the strategic partner for CLIX, Krypto Labs will highlight its facilities and services available to innovators and start-ups, as well as forming part of the judging panel, between January 15 – 18.
With the UAE being home to 42% of the region’s 3,000 start-ups, the partnership between Krypto Labs and CLIX will bolster the growing entrepreneurial and innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Krypto Labs is a global incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking early stage start-ups. Krypto Labs provides innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world ......read more
Dubai – 07 January 2018: HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received the Azerbaijani outgoing Consul General Parvez Ismayilzada in the presence of Alnoor Aleef, Azerbaijani Commercial Representative. He thanked Zada for his dedicated service in Dubai, and the meeting agenda included a discussion on the aspects of cooperation, trade growth opportunities and exchanging Customs experiences between Dubai and Azerbaijan.
Musabih pointed out trade with Azerbaikan has seen considerable growth in the last few years. Trade with Azerbaijan in the first 9 months of 2017 rose to AED 679m divided into imports with AED 4.3m, exports with AED 133.4m, and re-exports with AED 541.4m.
“We work towards enhancing mutual trade by facilitating customs services for Azerbaijani traders and investors. ......read more
UAE, January 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently launched the ‘Art for Health’ competition to raise awareness on lifestyle-related medical conditions and tap into young people’s creativity and innovativeness, to help address the growing health issues in the country. The competition seeks to help realize the objective of UAE Vision 2021 aimed at building a world-class health sector with robust preventive measures to reduce the cases of lifestyle-related diseases in the nation such as obesity, heart ailment, and diabetes.
To establish a globally accepted local health system, H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said the “Ministry is continuously strengthening its preventive measures, launching programs reducing lifestyle-related diseases; and ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 January, 2018 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is finalising preparations to host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 and its co-located events including World Future Energy Summit (WFES), International Water Summit (IWS), Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony, the eighth session of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, and the EcoWASTE exhibition.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ADSW is the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East and one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. Set to run from 13 to 20 January 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, its upcoming edition, themed ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 4 January, 2018 – Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N8, in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that led to destroying more than 150,000 chickens, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures:
Banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from the Netherlands.
Banned the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products and table eggs from the Flevoland province.
However, thermally treated poultry products (meat and eggs) from all parts of the Netherlands have been cleared for import.
His ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: Youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , ushered in the new year with a conservation action campaign to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem which dot our coasts.The UAE has an extensive network of coastal mangroves which are under threat due to littering and pollution. Beachgoers leave behind tonnes of trash which get swept out to the mangroves, choking their roots and killing them. The fish, turtles and birds which live amongst these mangroves also die after ingesting this litter. Since these mangroves are located off the coast, away from public view, local residents are unaware of the impact their littering has. To address this issue members of Green Hope have been working to raise community awareness and organizing cleanup actions to rid the mangroves of their litter.
This ......read more
Tayeb Al-Rais: Donation complements previous contribution of AED20 million reiterating donor’s confidence in the Foundation’s humanitarian efforts
Dubai-UAE: 2 January, 2018 - Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has received its first donation of AED5 million from a benevolent Emirati lady donor, Mrs Dawlat Mahmoud Al Mahmoud. Mrs Al Mahmoud’s donations were presented on behalf of her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash and herself.
The donation complements her previous contribution of AED20 million last October 2017 towards the establishment of AMAF’s first-ever education endowment that seeks to finance the higher education of minors and orphans under the Foundation’s care. In a gesture of appreciation to the ......read more
Dubai – 28 December 2018: Dubai Customs concludes its Year of Giving with an agreement with Dar Al Ber Society to build Martyer Mosque in Niger. The building will be financed from donations of Dubai Customs’ employees which reflects the great noble values that the UAE community stands for.
The agreement was signed at Dar Al Ber main office by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Hisham Ali Al Hashimi, Deputy Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. The agreement will see the Society carry out the building of the mosque and deliver to Dubai Customs in a year and half time. The mosque’s area will be 2,500 m2 and will have room for 800 worshippers.
Dubai Customs has carried out more than 40 charity and voluntary initiatives that targeted 30,000 people in ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has stressed on the important role that Research and Development (R&D) plays in the continuing efforts to improve and enhance the district cooling sector.
The company’s CEO, Ahmad Bin Shafar, emphasized the need to further consolidate Dubai’s position as a global hub for R&D, particularly in the move to drive in more development for specialized utilities segments while also helping achieve total sustainable development for the emirate. In line with this, ......read more
Dubai – 27 November 2017: In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at Dubai Customs’ IT Department. This serves the trend of turning Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world. The offering includes processes, models, designs, and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated an amount of AED400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.
His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Corporate Support at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai.
The donation primarily falls within the purview of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AMAF ......read more
Dubai – 26 Nov 2017: Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.
Participants in the press conference pointed out that the Award aims at measuring the upcoming generation’s awareness of IPR and educating the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and the country’s ......read more
In recognition of the efficiency of its institutional innovation management system,
Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has strengthened its track record and global competitiveness in the management of the institutional innovation system by receiving the platinum accreditation from Ideas UK, a company specialized in evaluating the suggestions systems applied in government and private institutions around the world.
Fatma Tawakul, Head of the Strategy & Future Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and ......read more
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the implementation of new improvements on its ‘Wareed’ system, an electronic healthcare information system (HIS) that virtually links all the Ministry’s healthcare facilities in Dubai and the Northern Emirates by automating all healthcare processes across various departments. The new enhancements are expected to enhance the Department of Emergency Operations of the Ministry while also reinforcing communication ties with local healthcare providers.
According to His Excellency (H.E.) Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, ......read more
November 22, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, and view consumption trends, among others.
Since the technology was launched in 2013, more than 75% per cent of its customers has switched to the service. Empower has 85,000 customers and it targets ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017: The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said: “The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017 ......read more
November 21, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it is sponsoring for the second year the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones’ ‘Open Day’ which will be held on December 15, 2017 to celebrate the works of the students in Dubai. As Gold Sponsor, Empower will provide financial assistance to the centre to enable the people of determination students to enhance their skills and showcase their unique capabilities during the event. The Empower team will also join Rashid Centre ......read more
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother”
H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.”
Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience
20 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE: Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child ......read more
Multi-billion dirham project to construct more than 70km of tunnels as part of broader development of modern city infrastructure geared to population growth
Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2017: Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population growth.
The Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as engineering consultant, will involve construction of more than 70km of tunnels ......read more
UAE, November 20, 2017 – In line with the commitment of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) to empower its female employees, the SLC’s female staff participated in the ‘Motori’ workshop held at the headquarters of the Samurai Eagle General Trading in Dubai. Launched by Kaltham Al Ketbi and supported by Emirates NBD and the Best Line Garage, the workshop equipped women participants with knowledge and skills about safe and secure driving and taught them what to do in case of car breakdowns.
The workshop run by car ......read more
UAE, November 20, 2017 – Brazil's total exports rose by 19.85 per cent from USD 153.07 billion in 2016 to USD 183.46 billion from January to October 2017, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Of this total, 6.23 per cent corresponded to Arab countries, which together accounted for USD 11.43 billion to surpass the previous year’s USD 9.34 billion by 22.31 per cent.
The hike in sales was driven by automobiles, aircraft engines and turbines, beef, chassis and motors, livestock, iron ore, maize, refined sugar, soybeans and coffee beans. The ......read more
UAE, November 19, 2017 - As part of its commitment to educate children about diabetes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sanofi, hosted an awareness event at the Dubai Festival City Mall in line with its ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (Kids) program. The program aims to promote better understanding of the impact of the disease on kids and highlight the role of families and the entire community members in the effective management of diabetes. This year, the reach of the initiative went beyond the confines of the schools to ......read more
November 19, 2017 - District cooling’s significant contribution to the global initiative towards energy efficiency, if incorporated from the planning stage of infrastructure development, could address a crucial aspect of the UAE’s key targets in its transformation, said Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Empower and Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on district cooling, in a statement, following the UAE Transformation Map, which was revealed recently at the World Economic Forum website.
Under the UAE Transformation Map’s ‘Environmental ......read more
Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and the Ministry of Economy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the protection of intellectual property rights, and against intellectual rights violations, in a signing ceremony held in Dubai Design District.
His Excellency Eng Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Economic Affairs in the United Arab Emirates and Dr Amina Al Rustamani, Chairperson of Dubai Design and Fashion Council signed the agreement.
The ceremony was signed in the offices of DDFC, attended by representatives from ......read more
New law facilitates procedures and creates a development tool for society
Dubai-UAE: 19 November 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC) today hosted a joint press conference to shed light on the new Endowment Law that was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in October 2017.
Complementing the country’s vision for charity and generosity, the new law paves the way for the establishment of ......read more
UAE, November 18, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Chairman of the National Pharmacovigilance Council, announced that the Ministry intends to issue new health legislations to put an end to the dangerous practice of dispensing antibiotics without medical prescription in the context of the World Health Organization's (WHO) reports on the prevalence of the threat created by bacterial resistance to antibiotics which is caused by changes that occur in the bacteria ......read more
During UAE’s keynote speech at COP23 in Bonn
Dubai-UAE: 19 November, 2017: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in combating the climate change impacts through its renewable energy projects and several initiatives and programs that will contribute to achieving the goals of the National Climate Change Plan 2050 and the National Climate Adaptation Program (NCAP), which aim to strengthen the country’s national capacities to withstand the climate ......read more
During UAE’s keynote speech at COP23 in Bonn,
Dubai-UAE: 18 November, 2017: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in combating the climate change impacts through its revolutionary national programs, such as the launch of the National Climate Change Plan 2050 and the National Climate Adaptation Program (NCAP), which aim to strengthen the country’s national capacities to withstand the climate challenges and transform them into opportunities that ......read more
Promotion of UAE Tourism Sector
Dubai 18 November 2017: In order to support the initiatives and endeavors of United Arab Emirates to promote the tourism sector and to raise awareness of the country's significant tourist landmarks, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps for some significant tourist landmarks in UAE for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in cooperation with World Tourism Organization and Universal Postal Union.
Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, said that this issuance sheds ......read more
UAE, November 16, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met with H.E. Dr. Fernando De Martini, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the UAE, to discuss potential opportunities in the development of bilateral relations in the health sector. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was also attended by H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary, MOHAP.
The meeting covered discussions on how to further improve and enhance bilateral relations between the ......read more
UAE, November 15, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Training and Development Center, organized the ‘Leadership and Innovation in Health’ training program in partnership with the University of Monash of Australia and the Harvard Macy Institute of USA, with the aim of training and developing the abilities of health sector leaders in accordance with international best practices. The program addresses several aspects of healthcare system design, health workforce planning, challenges to current health care delivery at the national and global ......read more
Dubai – 15 November 2017: Dubai Customs has been shortlisted for Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program 2017. The nominated initiative that has made it to the finals is called “Smart Refund”.
The Smart Refund is one of the eight government initiatives announced by Dubai’ the Model Center of the Executive Council of Dubai Government as nominees to win the coveted Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program public award category.
A public poll will be held from November 23 to December 7 upon which the initiative acquiring the highest number ......read more
Dubai – 15 November 2017: In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system ( by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.
Dubai Customs has become the first government Department in the world to win this seven-star rating. The new rating was granted to Dubai Customs in the 31st Ideas UK award ceremony which was held in Stratford ......read more
H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), held today (November 14, 2017) a meeting with Johan Uggla, the CEO of Maersk and the Grandson of the founder of the well-known global maritime company which is one of the world's largest Container Shipping and Logistics Companies. Bin Sulayem discussed Dubai’s leading efforts in ports and logistics development in terms of infrastructure and legislations, aimed at enhancing the local maritime sector.
Uggla visited Dubai with a group ......read more
UAE, November 14, 2017 - The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) during Dubai Airshow. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two parties in the economic, social and cultural aspects of their respective operations. The move complements the objectives set forth in Dubai Plan 2021, which looks towards reinforcing the emirate's position as a global destination across many aspects and continuously support the government's communication strategy. The agreement also ......read more
November 14, 2017- The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) successfully concluded today (Tuesday, November 14, 2017), a national workshop covering the arbitration of intellectual property disputes. The event, which was held in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was aimed towards discussing the significant role being played by arbitration in intellectual property dispute resolution, based on national and international experiences and references. The event was attended by VIPs, government dignitaries, decision-makers and IP experts--all ......read more
UAE, November 13, 2017 - His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the "Future Aviation Lounge, Powered by DAFZA" initiative during this year's edition of the Dubai Airshow 2017. The "Future Aviation Lounge" is the first business social network that accelerates and encourages innovation within Aviation industry, making it simpler for members to share knowledge, expertise and more among themselves. IBM Watson empowers the lounge and adds a new dimension of personal assistance and ......read more
UAE, November 13, 2017 - Dubai Courts has launched the ‘Sanad Program’ as part of its commitment to financially support insolvent litigants, in line with the national directives to spread happiness and promote the culture of giving and wellbeing under the Year of Giving initiative. ‘Sanad Program’ is the result of the cooperation with various law firms in Dubai, which opens new horizons to the legal sector aimed at facilitating the litigation process by providing free pleading services in labor lawsuits from the date of registration up to the final judgment. The ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Grant demonstrates Abu Dhabi government’s keenness on strengthening ties with Colombia”
Funding to establish education and health centres, and support SMEs
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 November, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended an Abu Dhabi government grant worth US$45 million (AED165 million) to Colombia.
Aimed at underpinning social development, the grant will assist in establishing a network of education and health centres, in ......read more
Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our site visits are an integral part of our provision of support and collaborative expertise to ensure that our awardees’ ground-breaking projects will have the maximum impact”
Site visits evaluate innovative projects using a variety of scientific techniques to improve cloud seeding operations
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 November 2017: The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science’s Strategic Direction Committee has conducted site visits to assess the latest progress in two ground-breaking scientific projects led by internationally ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017: Youth members of Green Hope were in Bonn, Germany last week , making an emphatic statement to COP23 , the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. On the weekend preceding this summit , a Conference of Youth , known as COY13, was held and was attended by thousands of youth activists from all over the world. A two member team from Green Hope , comprising of its Founder President Kehkashan Basu and Campaign Officer , Joshua Saji were invited to conduct a workshop at this summit. Green Hope’s workshop was titled “ Impacts of Climate ......read more
Arabian Healthcare Group CEO and Executive Director of RAK Hospital brings the honor to Ras Al Khaimah
Dr Siddiqui was the only awardee from the healthcare sector selected from 200 nominees
November 11, 2017; Dubai, UAE: In a proud moment, the CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and the Executive Director of RAK Hospital brought the honor of receiving the “Healthcare CEO of the Year” award to the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah. Cited as the Oscars of the commercial world, the BURJ CEO Awards honored Dr. Raza Siddiqui for his outstanding contribution to the UAE healthcare ......read more
with participation of 3000 volunteers and 120 divers,
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 11 November 2017: The Clean-Up Arabia 2017 Campaign under the slogan “You Can Make a Difference”’ ended in the capital city Abu Dhabi with a huge participation of volunteers and from different public and private organizations.
Clean-Up Arabia is an annual voluntary campaign that aims to clean up the diving sites and beaches of the UAE and surrounding regions. The campaign also aims at engaging the community members from all walks of life to make a difference, saving the marine ......read more
Dubai – 11 November 2017: The Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at Dubai Customs celebrated on Tuesday 9th November 2017 World Quality Day under the theme “Celebrating Leadership Everyday” at Dubai Customs headquarters in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of departments and employees, plus representatives from TUV Intercert, the international certification office.
Commenting on the day, Musabih said:” Since the launch of the first excellence program in the world by His Highness Sheikh ......read more
The event focused on evaluating and improving waste management practices to promote more sustainable strategies across the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 09 November 2017: In line with the UAE’s Green Economy Vision as well as company-wide sustainability efforts, du organised its first Waste Management Forum, which took place at du headquarters in Dubai Media City. Government Entities, HSE practitioners, NGO’s and other key stakeholders were invited to come together and discuss the current waste management strategies and best practices to promote more environmentally friendly solutions ......read more
UAE, November 8, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Health Clinics and Centers Sector - Preventive Medicine Department launched awareness campaign on seasonal flu which will last until December 8, 2017. The campaign targets the healthcare professionals in the ministry and the private sector in the northern Emirates. The activities of campaign includes lectures and training on updated clinical information of the influenza virus, highlighting its risks, and ensuring the importance and effectiveness of the available vaccine.
During the campaign’s launch, ......read more
H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, has commended the growing trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Maldives. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade between the two countries has progressively increased over the past five years, increasing by 12 per cent from AED 422 million in 2015 to AED 475 million in 2016 (USD 129.2 million).
This came during H.E. Engr. Al Mansoori’s reception of a Maldivian delegation headed by H.E. Mohammed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Maldives, in the presence of H.E. Juma Mohammed Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2017 – Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has settled its semi-annual loan instalment two months before its maturity on December 31, 2017. The pre-settled loan instalment amounting to AED 147 million (USD 40 million) forms part of Empower’s syndicated loan facility from a consortium of international and local banks and financial institutions.
Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “Empower has always been prudent and strategic when investing in plants and network ......read more
UAE, November 8, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a cooperative agreement with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi aiming to enhance cooperation, coordination and the exchange of expertise on systems and services being developed, in order to support the Economic Vision of both emirates.
The agreement calls for the exchange of best practices and expertise in many areas such as economic and strategic planning, commercial industrial tourism legislation, investment development, inspection and control, support services, trade ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) with Dubai Police to extend cooperation in humanitarian and charitable work.
The MoU was signed today by HE. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police at the 10th session of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices organized by the Dubai Government Excellence Program today.
The MoU aims to foster exchange of ......read more
UAE, November 7, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) emphasized the importance of economic planning and its key role in helping create a competitive economy during a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) at the department’s headquarters in Ajman. The visit is part of the ongoing efforts to reinforce cooperation and enhance coordination among government agencies, in light of the move to create strategic guidelines and mechanisms aimed at driving in more growth for the emirate.
Rashid Hassan ......read more
Seven of the 10 most beautiful and uniquely-designed buildings in Dubai are served with district cooling system provided by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. These buildings were chosen by UAE newspaper Emarat Al Youm and real estate website AqaratDubai.ae as among the top 10 most prominent landmarks in Dubai and the most beautiful in terms of creative architecture.
Empower has announced that the Burj Al Arab, Raffles Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis The Palm, DIFC – Gate Building, Emirates ......read more
November 06, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) in cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the world’s largest international police organisation, successfully kicked off the 7th Regional Intellectual Property, IP, Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today (November 6, 2017), at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The event, which will run until the 7th of November 2017, is being held under the patronage and the presence of Lieutenant-General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, represented by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, who is special advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on district cooling, successfully concluded key participation in a series of meetings and activities during the ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative held in India.
Bin Shafar successfully met with top national government delegates in India including Mr. Gyanesh Bharti, Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) ......read more
Service to the community and protection of the environment key priorities for Citizen Day activities
United Arab Emirates, November 5th, 2017: L’Oréal Middle East has continued its tradition of Citizen Day – where employees and senior management participate in good causes and give back to the community – by leading a beach cleanup on the fifth edition of the celebration.
On November 2nd, 2017, over 350 L’Oréal employees from the UAE accompanied the group’s senior management to the Jebel Ali Marine sanctuary in cooperation with the Emirates ......read more
Just recently, the D-Connector team was awarded with a certificate of recognition by the Dubai Police for delivering their security message to the community through smart screens.
DUBAI, UAE—D-Connector, one of the leading Out-of-Home (OOH) companies in Dubai specializing in mobile LED screens, has reached another significant milestone.
The Dubai Police has honored the company with a certificate of appreciation on October 26, 2017 at Kite Beach, in recognition of its efforts and cooperation with the Dubai Police General Command in promoting events in the region, including ......read more
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will participate in World Travel Market (WTA) exhibition for the fifteenth consecutive year, which will commence on Monday in London and will continue until November 9, to emphasize Sharjah's tourist position in international tourism map.
World Travel Market is one of world's most significant tourism events, which brings together pioneers of tourism and travel, tourism makers and those interested in the tourism sector from around the world, in addition to international media.
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development ......read more
To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to support and develop recreational marine activities to provide world-class experience to all Dubai visitors.
As part of the first phase of ‘Sea Dubai’ implementation, the Burj Al Arab ......read more