Dubai – 26 April 2018:
Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Thiab Al-Rashidi, Deputy Consul General of Korea Kim Yung Su, Indian Commercial Consul Binkaj Bukdkahi, Egyptian Commercial Representative Dr Yunan Edward, Canadian Trade Commissioner Kite Stackey, and a number of trademark owners and government officials.
In his welcome note, Director of Dubai Customs said:” I am happy to welcome you here to celebrate together the World Intellectual Property Day ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action
Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed has launched a new Foundation for the conservation of raptors with a $20 million endowment and has committed initial seed funding of $1 million to tackle the major issue of electrocution of falcons. The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation, will fund and execute raptor conservation projects in collaboration with stakeholders. The announcement was made by His Excellency Mohamed Al Bowardi, Managing Director, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi when addressing a summit of global conservationists discussing the world’s migratory birds currently being held on Yas ......read more
Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels
Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress
Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing countries
Lamia Abdulaziz Khan: “Providing access to high quality education for girls will have a sustainable impact on the cultural, social, health and economic aspects of societies.”
Chantal Khoueiry: “When girls become agents of change, when we invest in their education and when we provide them with opportunities to reach their full potential, then they can forge their own pathway in life and we can achieve a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 – Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with customers and attending to their demands. The training program keep EPG’s values of Customer Happiness, Excellence and Innovation, Transparency, Teamwork, Integrity at the forefront.
This very important approach is an effective teaching technique that involves short bursts of highly engaging and interactive information. Delivered to the employee in a form of videos shown to train, strengthen, and provide real-life examples of customer ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 25 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has officially inaugurated its Saif Al Ashram residential and commercial endowment project in Al Satwa area in Dubai. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, Mohannad Saif Abdul Rahman Al Ashram, His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF, as well as several officials from the Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa said: “Projects such as Saif Al Ashram are very significant given their enormous benefits to society. This development is intended to be a mixed-use residential and commercial building and all the residential units are to be leased out. The ......read more
Highlights to include session exploring values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April, 2018: A host of leading intellectuals, academicians and decision-makers will discuss key issues that dominate today’s cultural landscape at the Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon set to run on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018.
Organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, the fastest-growing book fair in the MENA region will take place from 25 April to 1 May at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The Book Salon will feature a series of sessions addressing a wide range of topics, such as modern technology in regional and global culture, the future of writing and reading, and the role of culture in shaping the ......read more
Al Mansouri: Sukuk issuances will increase nominally in the coming years
Kazim: International trust in Dubai has boosted uptake of Islamic financing tools
Al Awar: Sukuk is an ideal financing tool to support sustainable development projects
Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2018 – Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today announced its collaboration with Nasdaq Dubai to design and implement new initiatives that complement Dubai’s success in emerging as a leading global sukuk-listing hub.
The announcement was made at a session to present updates on the Dubai Gold Sukuk Centre initiative to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DIEDC outlined plans for developing the sukuk market and increasing sukuk issuances ......read more
To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation
Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the nation’s Founding Father at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the largest travel trade show in the region. The unique mix between tradition and state-of-the-art technology is already drawing an influx of visitors to the Abu Dhabi stand located in Hall 2, stand number ME2115 & ME2250 at the World Trade Center in Dubai.
The interactive art installation, entitled “Zayed Wall”, displays imagery provided by the National Archives ......read more
The course will be held over two days and target real estate sector employees who wish to develop their skills
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2018: The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is organising an exclusive executive course from Harvard University focusing on strategic management and innovation in the real estate sector.
The two-day course will be held at the Institute's headquarters at DLD.
Mahmoud El Burai, CEO of DREI, said: “We are pleased to announce the strategic management and innovation programme in the real estate sector in cooperation with Harvard University, which aims to raise efficiency among all personnel employed in the market and disseminate real estate knowledge in line with DREI’s mission and ......read more
His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul
City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 April, 2018: His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) financed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City Housing Complex in Afghanistan.
Located in the Qasaba district of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, ADFD contributed an estimated AED708 million to the social housing development project.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018: The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones.
The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.
The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during his meeting with a number of Dubai Officials on stimulating the national economy and promoting investment through a range of legislative frameworks.
These are expected to increase Dubai's competitiveness and enhance its global economic status as an ideal destination for investments and growth.
Following the directives of His Highness ......read more
Representatives from Dubai Science Park and Dubai Health Authority emphasise importance of public-private partnerships to advance local healthcare industry
Dubai-UAE: 23 April, 2018 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused community, hosted its latest Business Partner Breakfast at the community’s Laboratory Complex, with this edition highlighting the benefits that public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide in developing Dubai’s healthcare sector.
Drawing the participation of more than 50 healthcare professionals from the government, academia and business, the regularly-held event welcomed speakers from Dubai Health Authority, Open Health and Synapse Medical Services.
Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive Director of Dubai Science Park and Chairing Member of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical ......read more
Dubai, 21 April 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fifth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec).
The Center’s pavilion will exhibit all the books and publications published by the Center, including ‘The Judicial System of the Reconciled Coast’, ‘Social Values in the UAE Proverbs’, ‘Multilingualism in UAE Society’, ‘The UAE-Egypt Relations 1971-1981’, Eastern Region, Grammar for General Education in Schools in the UAE between Theory and Practice, as well as the latest edition titled ‘Diwan Al-Khasouny ’ in addition to the third edition of HHC’s annual magazine, ‘Emirati Flashes’, issued this ......read more
New smart services and website for the month of giving
Collect the revenue through the smart system for the first time at the country level.
232 million dirhams expected revenue for 2018 with a growth of 23% over the last year.
Zakat Al Fitr, Eid Dressing, Iftar and Food Donation represent four main projects of the Ramadan campaign.
Adopting a carefully planned advertising plan for the month of Ramadan in order to reach all segments of the society.
Human Appeal International's projects aid in encouraging the individuals of the community to lend a hand in helping others.
Launching a new institutional identity to keep up with the progressive development witnessed by various sectors of the country.
Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018: Human Appeal International in the Emirate of Ajman, in the presence of ......read more
EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM
SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018 -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait.
The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, HE Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council and other members of the Emirate’s media and government communication sector.
Earlier, the Executive Committee of the Arab Media Forum announced the selection of Sharjah as the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts.
The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the department’s database.
The new system is aligned with the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which represents a new stage in the development of the UAE as the nation progresses toward global leadership by improving government performance.
Mohammed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of the Rental Affairs ......read more
Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared insights on Dubai’s hospitality sector and the importance of innovation in paving the road ahead for one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations.
DAMAC Hotels & Resorts will be present at Arabian Travel Market 2018, which is the leading global event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry for the last 25 years.
The event generates more than $2.5 billion of travel industry ......read more
The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh.
Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.
Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, will showcase properties including Reem Downtown and Horizon Towers at leading real estate event.
Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2018: Abu Dhabi-based developer Tamouh Investments has unveiled a unique art piece created in honour of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018.
Conceived by renowned Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the work is inspired by the individual “thank ......read more
AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area
Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs
Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018: His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and endowment residential complex, at a special ceremony attended by senior AMAF officials. The complex located in Al Garhoud area, once complete, will feature five villas.
With a total construction cost of AED9 million, the project is expected to generate AED750,000 in annual revenues. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs, Al Matar Mosque which seeks to maintain places of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world.
The report, released recently by the World Trade Organization (WTO), also pointed out that the UAE ranked 21st globally and first in the Arab world, in export of services as well as 17th in the world and first in the Arab world, in the import of services.
According to WTO estimates, the UAE achieved merchandise exports grew by 20.4 per cent in 2017, as against a global growth of 10.7 per cent and growth in the Middle East by 18 per cent, during the same period.
On the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations.
The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart application for smart phones and tablets – compatible with Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, the MOCCAE GIS website, and the ad hoc “Environmental Atlas” maps system.
The GeoEnvAE application offers a range of geospatial data and services to help the Ministry’s service users easily locate any of the Ministry’s customer service centers, agricultural and veterinary quarantine centers, agricultural ......read more
16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: - Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short period of time.
Commenting on the win, EPGs Chief Support Services Officer, Sami Mohammed Al Khaja, said, “Moving from and replacing traditional paper-based performance reviews to a performance appraisal software allows us to effectively manage employees and strengthen our talent management efforts.”
“The Group’s HR strategy is aligned with other leading institutions within the nation in its electronic ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year.
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF graced the honoring ceremony that was attended by AMAF department heads and employees, and several business leaders in the UAE.
As part of its mission to enable the less privileged segments of the population, AMAF spent over AED35 million during 2017 to support health, education and social care. Of this amount, over AED 3 million was allocated for the education of more than 763 minors and to provide educational assistance to children with ......read more
Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue
DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held from April 16-19 at the Gran Via Venue – Barcelona. DAFZA will be showcasing its wide range of services and offerings in the Halal sector, and is sponsoring the Exhibition’s Halal section
The Halal sector is rapidly growing both in Europe and internationally with more than 1.7 billion consumers, equivalent to a quarter of the world's population, and is expected to reach 2.2 billion by 2030. Halal products account for about 16% ......read more
Dubai, 11 April 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director of Customs Declarations Management. on the initiatives of Dubai Customs that are designed to support a successful staging of Expo 2020.
Dubai Customs took part in the exhibition with 21 initiatives aimed at supporting the Expo, including Advanced Container Scanning System, Integrated Inspection System, ATA Carnet, Claim & Refund, Authorized Economic Program, Post Clearance Audit, I Declare, E-Integrated Goods Clearance Operation, ......read more
Dubai Police to Mark Inaugural Participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
To showcase smart services at Stand No. 4100, Hall 4 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Co-located Major Events Safety and Security Summit and new Future of Policing forum to run in partnership with Dubai Police
Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 01, 2018: The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018), the definitive national security and resilience event in the MENA region, is set to welcome official delegations from Dubai Police over the three days of ......read more
Ajman environment conference to see seven global keynote experts
Ajman, UAE, March 01, 2018: The fifth edition of the Ajman International Environment Conference is to see seven keynote global environment researchers and experts out of 70 international lecturers to chip in the Summit.
Dr. Michael D’Andrae (Adaptation to Climate Change)
The list of keynote speakers includes Dr. Michael D’Andrae, Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, Toronto, Canada. D’Andrae has more than 30 years of experience in municipal ......read more
Pearl Initiative launches Governance in Philanthropy pilot in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
MoU signing with King Khalid Foundation
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018: The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region, has launched its latest programme ‘Corporate Governance in the Philanthropic Sector’, with grant support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The announcement comes ......read more
UAE, February 27, 2018 - H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met with H.E. Bahodur Sharifi, Republic of Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss cooperation between their two countries in the health field. Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and Director of the International Health Relations, was present during the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, H.E. Dr. Al Olama received from the Tajik Ambassador an official invitation ......read more
UAE, 27 February 2018– Dubai Government Workshop has launched a series of interactive activities falling in line with the celebration of UAE Innovation Month, which is being held in response to the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Government Workshop's participation demonstrates its recognition of innovation as a core value and a cornerstone in presenting high quality services--complementing the National Innovation Strategy aimed at supporting the objectives of UAE Vision ......read more
Distinguished British policy expert Simon Anholt will outline the role and importance of government communicators in enhancing global reputations
Sharjah, 27 February 2018: The International Government Communication Forum 2018 (IGCF) is to play host to distinguished British policy advisor Simon Anholt, who will be speaking on how nations can improve government communication practices to officially become a ‘Good Country’.
Anholt is an independent consultant who has worked with many heads of states and governments over the past 20 years, developing and implementing ......read more
UAE, February 26, 2018 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently highlighted the importance of commitment to instill generosity and other positive values among the young generation and make them as role models in advancing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of raising the UAE’s reputation as a leading nation in promoting different aspects of humanitarian work. This statement came during a meeting with Mohammed Abdullah Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent in Dubai and accompanying delegation, who ......read more
In line with its continuous smart transformation and innovation programs and in support of the UAE Innovation Month this year, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will highlight its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2018 taking place at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah. Maritime industry leaders, exhibitors, and visitors of the event will have an opportunity to learn more about the interactive features of the DMCA’s innovative smart applications and solutions ......read more
H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council.
The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 and also falls in line with the continuing efforts to support Emirati entrepreneurs--enhancing their roles and recognizing the contributions made by the SME segment in the overall development of the ......read more
Dubai – 22 February 2018: Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the ......read more
Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 – PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony.
Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals.
The event drew a host of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”
He ......read more
21% rise compared to 2016
Dubai – 21 February 2018: Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.
Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:
The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.
The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings ......read more
19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.
FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss ......read more
UAE, February 18, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman's Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be instilled in the future generations to help make the UAE one of the world's most advanced nations.
The new initiative was part of DED-Ajman’s commemoration of the centennial birth ......read more
UAE, January 17, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai, has launched a new initiative ‘Leader's Challenge’ under the theme, ‘Adoption of Zayed's Thoughts and Leadership’ during a special discussion session organized by the SLC’s Creativity and Innovation department and hosted by the SLC Leadership Council at the Youth Centre in Emirates Towers. The initiative is a quality-focused approach towards instilling and teaching the values inspired by the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the ......read more
Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018
Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 - The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018: A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.
“Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion. The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, ......read more
As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 - Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements.
Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.
The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and ......read more
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:
The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments
WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future
The World Government Summit has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 - His Highness ......read more
Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta.
The initiative took place on 1st ......read more
Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
“Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.
Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth.
Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.
Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit.
The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead of the World Government Summit 2018 and as part of the ‘Space Settlement Forum’ sessions covering topics including ‘Living off the Land (ISRU/Agriculture/Power)’ and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, ......read more
Happiness Economics professor Veenhoven: “government quality key condition for ensuring happiness”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Recent experience shows that governments can ‘nudge’ citizens towards a greater level of civic engagement and happiness, said Cass Sunstein, a leading advocate of behavioral economics, during the Global Dialogue for Happiness at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘A Nudge Towards Wellbeing’, which was part of the How Governments Can Design for Happiness and Wellbeing ......read more
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi announces the launch of the Global Happiness Policy Report
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Government policy and societal well-being are intertwined, the UAE’s Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing said at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness that got underway in Dubai today ahead of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
In her session entitled ‘The Global Happiness Outlook’, Her Excellency Al Roumi said: "Many dialogues are about managing challenges, but ours is about ......read more
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning: SDGs are a reflection of cultural and spiritual philosophies
Positive psychology, happiness pyramids, Sustainable Development Goals – and ways to measure whether they work – are critical indicators, says Minister
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning for Indonesia, said the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a ‘happiness pyramid’ of spiritual, ecological and people-centred objectives. His comments came ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, joined His Excellency Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, for a high-level panel discussion on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a special session titled ‘On the Way to 2030’.
Held in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai, the ......read more
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Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – The private sector can play a significant role in promoting and enabling happiness within societies, said Nisha Jagtiani, Group Director & Board Member, Landmark Group, exclusive partner of the Global Dialogue for Happiness.
In a session titled ‘The Return on Happiness’, ......read more
Over 500 people attend the Opening of Seaside Startup Summit in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 11 February 2018: Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the very first Seaside Startup Summit UAE officially inaugurated yesterday, on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. More than 500 people attended the Summit on its opening day, among them 300 entrepreneurs, 50 global investors and venture capitals, and 30 speakers and mentors.
Arminian Government was formally ......read more
Established by the Dubai Future Foundation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Settlement Challenge works to reward the best ideas from around the world.
Dubai, February 10, 2018 – In its commitment to accelerating global space exploration activities, the UAE launches the Space Settlement Challenge; a dedicated seed grant fund that supports ambitious projects from all areas of research pursuing ideas and concepts to unlock the future of human space habitation. The challenge aims to attract brilliant minds from all around the world regardless of discipline, background, or ......read more
HH Sharjah Crown Prince: UAE Innovation Month Inspires Public, Private Sectors to Adopt Innovative Thinking and Practices
SHARJAH, UAE, February 10, 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council and Sharjah Innovation Council, the Sharjah Innovation Month, being celebrated from 15-21 February as part of the UAE Innovation Month, will formally kick off at Al Majaz Waterfront and the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2018: Dubai Customs and the International Humanitarian City (IHC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on eLink and cooperation in exchanging information related to humanitarian aid and stocks.
The MoU was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and IHC CEO, Giuseppe Saba. It builds on the strategic partnership between the two entities and the importance of cooperation among different authorities to promote innovation, information sharing, and best practices.
The agreement comes as the world witnesses ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2018: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued Ministerial Decree No. 27 of the year 2018 concerning the registration and import of all types of pesticides (Chemical pesticides, biopesticide, organic pesticides, ready-to-use pesticides, pheromones, attractants, repellents, and additives for pesticide formulations). The resolution will come into force three months after it is published in the Official Gazette.
The new decree mandates that an establishment must obtain a license from the ministry prior to registering a pesticide, and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 08, 2018: Etihad Aviation Group and Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs have collaborated to commemorate UAE Environment Day.
More than 80 people participated in the event, which took place at a farm in Bani Yas, and included tree planting and harvesting as well as a clean-up of the local neighbourhood by Etihad employees along with people of determination. Etihad’s Inflight Chefs were also on-hand to prepare food for the volunteers.
Khaled Al Mehairbi, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Etihad Airport ......read more
His Excellency Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stressed on the importance of enhancing the channels of cooperation between the UAE and Malaysia, especially in terms of trade and investment. Minister Al Mansoori shared that the significance of strengthening these ties is reflected in the key interest placed by UAE and Malaysian companies, as well as their respective government and economic institutions, participating in the UAE-Malaysian Business and Investment Forum currently being held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Discussions were held ......read more