DUBAI, UAE, 17 March 2018: Emirates is pleased to announce a successful execution of a US$600 million sukuk (Islamic finance issuance).
The issuance received a good response from both local and international investors.
The issuance of the Trust Certificates, in the principal amount of US$600 million will be repaid in an amortizing format over 10 years with legal maturity in March 2028.
The proceeds from the issuance will be used for general corporate purposes including aircraft financing and working capital.
Nirmal Govindadas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasury said: “We are pleased with the level and quality of interest in this Sukuk issuance.
Emirates continues to take a diversified approach to our long-term financing strategy and today’s issuance confirms the confidence of ......read more
Company releases second sustainability report with results on the Group’s economic, environmental and social impact
44.5% reduction in total number of Lost Time Injuries and a 26.7% reduction in Total Lost Day Rate from 2016 to 2017
In 2017, 57% of non-hazardous waste was recycled and diverted from landfill
15% of new hires were female and 53% increase in Emiratis employed
4 star-rating from Taqdeer Awards for worker welfare excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 March 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), the management company for one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, is the proud recipient of its first sustainability award at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards Ceremony 2018 in the ......read more
Ajman, UAE, March 15, 2018: AJMAN and Ukrainian Environmental expert who arrived in the country to participate in the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability” found dead in his room in the second of the conference which concluded on 7th March 2018.
The deceased who was identified as Dr. Serjiy Lavrynenko, professor at Technical University Kh.P.I presented his paper on the first day of the conference on “Formation of Hierarchical Zink Oxide Nanostructures for solar Energy converters and Photovoltaic” and then left early to his room in Ramada Hotel in Ajman.
He was contacted by the members of the scientific committee of the conference who asked him to come back, but he apologized and informed them he was unwell. They offered to take him to hospital, but ......read more
Bin Ghalita: The memorandum consolidates cooperation between government institutions and strengthens confidence in Dubai’s real estate market
Lootah: We are keen to provide an appropriate economic environment for competitive economic activity in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th March 2018: In line with its commitment to integrating government agencies and harnessing all expertise to enhance trust among real estate investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai through the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), DLD’s regulatory arm.
The MoU focuses on establishing a mechanism for monitoring and inspecting real estate facilities licensed by RERA.
Under the agreement, the Commercial Compliance & ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid highlights the importance of reading and education to a healthy and happy community
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa, Minister of Community Development for the UAE, highlighted the importance of a reading culture to the greater community as the Ministry of Community Development launched its UAE Month of Reading initiative, a comprehensive programme of events and initiatives aimed at maintaining an educated, cohesive and responsible society in the UAE.
The Ministry of Community Development has cooperated with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, and local authorities in an initiative which consists of 14 different activations and events throughout the month of March aimed ......read more
Dubai, March 11, 2018: Reinforcing its commitment to innovative knowledge-based societies and smart communities of the future, Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is participating in the Innovation Arabia Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.
Dubai Investments has taken centre stage at the exhibition through its subsidiaries MODUL University Dubai, University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] and the ‘Mirdif Hills’ project, being developed by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company [DIRC], a wholly-owned DI subsidiary. The exhibition, being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, continues till March 13.
The company’s participation in Innovation Arabia exhibition comes within the framework of ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 11 March, 2018: A new group of ‘Hybrid’ cities recorded by JLL as having clear attributes of either ‘Emerging World Cities’ or ‘New world Cities’, has placed Dubai among the world’s top destinations for FDI in the real estate market. In a new report by JLL titled, World Cities:
Mapping the Pathways to Success, ‘Hybrid’ cities are best epitomised by Dubai.
Dubai has been making progress in improving real estate transparency and as a result has witnessed high levels of foreign investor activity in the last cycle.
Earning its position as the most transparent real estate market in the Middle East in JLL’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI), Dubai has been termed as a ‘Hybrid’ city due to several initiatives to improve ......read more
Leading national security and resilience event consolidates its status as the most important gathering of its kind in the region
INSR’s focus on AI and cybersecurity sets the agenda for practitioners, businesses and governments
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2018 – The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) today concluded in the UAE capital, consolidating its status as the leading regional forum dedicated to homeland security.
The exhibition’s success is evident from the figures indicating a significant increase in participation by public and private sector entities over the previous edition in 2016:
30 per cent growth in government buyers
20 per cent increase in participating international ......read more
Abu Dhabi – March 10, 2018: G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, showcased augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the recently held International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which is a major boost to the security sector.
G4S presented a range of innovative smart security solutions including electronic monitoring system for offenders. G4S also replicated a security control room to give attendees a look into the system that ensures security and is capable of handling emergency situations at a place or event.
The AR smart glasses allow the officials to detect and single out offenders that are on the criminal or wanted lists in the UAE. The smart glasses create a red circle around the face of anyone with a criminal ......read more
UAE-based engineering consultancy marks International Women’s Day by highlighting the importance of women to the industry
Leading survey outlines opportunities available in thriving UAE construction sector
DUBAI, MARCH 8, 2017: DC PRO Engineering has marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by encouraging more women to take the lead in the region’s construction and engineering sector, insisting the booming industry needs them.
According to recent findings of the Pinsent Masons’ GCC Construction Survey, overall sentiment in the region’s construction sector has improved by approximately 7 per cent. The findings show that the UAE is still the GCC’s leading market and expected to record growth in 2018, with 38 per cent of respondents forecasting new opportunities this year, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018: Dubai Customs joined the international customs community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Convention
On this occasion, and in parallel with the World Customs Organization’s HS celebrations, the Tariff and Origin Department of DC held an event commemorating thirty years of remarkable achievements and success stories since the launch of the HS convention in 1988.
“The Harmonized System is the universal nomenclature for international trade, and we highly value the great efforts of our employees towards advancing customs work and efficiently implementing the WCO’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System,” said Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs.
“The HS is a ......read more
Leading French oil & gas companies to exhibit the latest sector innovations from
March 26th to the 28th in Muscat, Oman on Stand 4410
United Arab Emirates- March 7, 2018: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavillion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the Sultanate of Oman.
A renowned list of leading French oil and gas companies will be represented in the pavilion extending the latest knowledge, technologies and business opportunities to the attendees.
The expertise, technological skills and innovation capacity of France’s firms continue to reinforce the international reputation when it comes to supporting the oil and gas industry, placing the country high in rankings of European ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the formation of four new committees – the Auditing and Governance Committee, the Charity Work Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Endowment Development Committee – with the aim of improving efficiency, governance, and transparency.
The announcement followed the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, established by Resolution No. 3 of 2018 that was issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.
His Excellency Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair, Chairman of AMAF, presided over the meeting. Attendees included His Excellency Abdul Rahman Hareb Rashid Al Hareb, Vice Chairman, His Excellency Ali ......read more
Dubai, 6th March 2018: DHL, the world leader in express and logistics has extended their support through a logistical partnership with the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). As a logistical partner, DHL will transport shipments containing donated hair for wigs to selected locations in the UAE.
Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah in the UAE.
The organization is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get through the journey of cancer treatment, and delivers moral and financial support.
Geoff Walsh, Country Manager, DHL UAE said: “Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of DHL’s culture and making a real ......read more
ABU DHABI, 6th March 2018: The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones (Manafth) and Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City (Jaheziya) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in training programs related to safety, security and emergency.
The MOU was signed today by Jasem Mohammed Alzaabi, General Manager of Manafath, and Ali Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Jaheziya, on the margins of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR 2018) currently taking place in Abu Dhabi.
The MOU provides for future cooperation in the development, and subsequent delivery of tailored training programs in the fields of security, safety, emergency preparedness and crisis management, as well as the exchange of expertise and joint collaboration to build, ......read more
Initiatives fall under ‘Yad Al Khair Committee’ in alignment with ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2018]: In line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) — the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD) — has received a generous donation of AED 500,000 from Emirates Islamic Bank to support insolvent tenants in rental claims disputes. The RDC has already set up the committee ‘Yad Al Khair [Hand of Giving] Committee’ to study the cases that require support from the donation.
Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of the RDC, commented: “We would like to thank Emirates Islamic Bank for this noble humanitarian ......read more
Region’s definitive national security event gets underway at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 6 March
Microsoft named exhibition’s artificial intelligence partner
Event tackles security-related themes including innovation, artificial intelligence
Leading companies from 55 countries including US, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey and South Korea to showcase cutting-edge security solutions
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 March, 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) will kick off tomorrow at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the theme ......read more
Increase of 25% in registered companies at DAFZA with multinational companies making up 36% of total number of companies in the freezone
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “Results confirm DAFZA’s position as one of the world’s most advanced and developed freezones”
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni: “A successful journey over the past two decades has positioned DAFZA among the best in the industry regionally and globally”
DAFZA contributed 7% to Dubai's non-oil trade and 18% of total freezones trade in Dubai according to 2016 statistics
16% increase in licensing revenues and 2% increase in total assets
Dubai Blink, a unique virtual market place and Free Zone Exchange selected within the Dubai 10x initiatives to be implemented within 24 months
Dubai, ......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 the event.
Supporting ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 as associate partner for the first time, Dubai Police will showcase its cutting-edge smart services, including smart police stations, at its stand no. 4100, Hall 4, and participate in the ......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 engineering, water, wastewater and construction services. He has worked in engineering consultancy at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and the City of Toronto.
He initiated several environmental drives, including the city's ......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 amidst a rise in philanthropic initiatives in the region, demonstrated by the UAE’s declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving and the Saudi Vision 2030 commitment to developing the non-profit sector. Notably, global consulting firm Strategy& ......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 strategies to strengthen economic, political and cultural participation and engage more productively and imaginatively with the rest of the world.
He has established many international initiatives, foremost of which are the ‘Good Country ......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 Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a number of local and federal innovators and the media. He viewed the new innovations and invited all departments to benefit from them in detection and ......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 high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassador of Lebanon in the UAE, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, Saud Abu Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai ......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 elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initiatives commenced, millions of trees were planted and hundreds of parks were opened across the UAE, remarkably expanding the green areas and ......read more
Investing 1-2% of GDP per year in greening the economy would create up to 165,000 new jobs by 2030
Dubai-UAE: 23 December 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the UAE Green Jobs Program at the first stakeholder workshop on the subject convened at its headquarters in Dubai.
Nurturing talent and employment for the prospective green industry is considered as one of the prerequisites for the successful transformation toward a green economy in any country. The UAE Green Agenda 2030, the action framework for the ......read more
SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, December 21, 2017: Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, has thanked and lauded His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his extraordinary decision to generously raise the salaries of all UAE citizens employed by the Government of Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said this gesture comes as one of many others made by His Highness for the purpose of providing the people of Sharjah with a decent life and helping them with the various burdens ......read more
Al Zeyoudi: Educating the young generation on the importance of preserving our natural heritage is a vital priority that contributes to achieving the Ministry's strategic objectives
Dubai-UAE: 21 December, 2017 – His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, commended the environmental conservation efforts of the UAE leadership. His Excellency also underscored the importance of raising environmental awareness among the country’s young generation that plays an integral part in helping the Ministry of Climate Change and ......read more
Population of endangered species in UAE totals 5,800 animals, 30,000 plants
Dubai-UAE: 21, December 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched an electronic service on its website to regulate domestic and international trade in endangered and threatened animals and plants covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The population of endangered species in the UAE totals 5,800 animals and 30,000 plants. The country joined CITES under the Federal Decree No. 86 of 1989 and ......read more
Al Zeyoudi: UAE aspires to achieve ‘environmental pioneering for sustainable development’ in the next five years
Dubai-UAE: 19 December, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) held a media briefing to highlight the mission, vision and strategic objectives outlined in its Fourth Strategic Plan 2017-2021.
Addressing a press conference at the new MOCCAE headquarters in Ruwaiyyah, Dubai, His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The Ministry's fourth strategic plan gains ......read more
This is the first of its kind certification training program for nannies in the country
One in four low-income female workers in the UAE is a nanny, with kids spending an average of 55 hours a week with them.
Less than 5% nannies in the UAE have any formal training in childcare. i
The program will commence in January 2018
Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2017: Medcare today launched a new ‘Super Nanny’ Training Program which will train, equip and empower nannies across the UAE, using assisted-parenting tools, in an effort to bridge the ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 December, 2017 – Abu Dhabi University (ADU), recently hosted a high-level delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security in ADU’s Abu Dhabi campus. The visit aimed to explore opportunities for future collaboration between the two parties and the exchange of best practices in strategic areas of mutual interest.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, and senior representatives of the University welcomed the delegation, led by Major General Nguyen Xuan Ngu, Permanent Deputy Head of the Inspection Committee of the Central ......read more
Hosted by Sabari Indian School (SIS) the all-skills based camp is open to children of ages (4-15 years) which witnessed presence of more than 500 students from 50 schools and Nurseries on the first day
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 19, 2017: Continuing its commitment to the ‘Year of Giving’ and ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030’, Sabari Indian School (SIS), is hosting a three-day free-of-cost ‘Innovation Camp’ for children across the UAE. The all-skills based camp is open to children of ages (4-15 years) with over 60 Schools and ......read more
UAE, December 18, 2017- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has launched the ‘DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy’ which is based on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors. The strategy will help attract more foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the sectors and support the ‘Dubai - Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative. It consists of three main directions and 20 strategic initiatives that will be implemented within the coming five years to help achieve the vision of ......read more
UAE, December 16, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the electronic Early Warning Scores (EWS) project to assist clinicians in taking evidence-based decisions based on early warning scores for different age and obstetric groups. Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS), Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), and Modified Early Obstetric Warning Score (MEOWS) are evidence-based early warning mechanism tools which will facilitate clinicians in detecting early signs of clinical/physiological deterioration.
PEWS, MEWS, and MEOWS are standardized evidence-based risk ......read more
The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index operating under the UAE National Agenda has held its sixth meeting at the Ministry of Economy’s Dubai HQ. The session was led by H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al Shams, head of the team, in the presence of elite representatives from federal and local entities that are members of the team.
The group discussed the latest updates to the Global Innovation Index and available development opportunities. They also reviewed the work methodology for the next phase which will focus on formulating policies supporting an environment of innovation ......read more
December 13, 2017: Under the patronage of Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Honorary President of the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), the Dhahi Khalfan Intellectual Property Center hosted its 3rd Community Safety Conference at the Dubai Police Officer Club on December 12, 2017. The event was held under the theme of ‘Combating Counterfeiting Through Standardization and Metrology’ in collaboration with Dubai Police and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the international safety testing, certification and inspections ......read more
Customer Happiness Center to receive dealers in Dubai at the new center
Dubai-UAE: 14 December, 2017 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) is moving its headquarters from Abu Hail in Dubai to a new state-of-the-art building in Al Ruwayyah 2 on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
The new eco-friendly headquarters building has been designed using sustainable building materials and cutting-edge technologies to promote energy efficiency, in line with international environment safety standards and green building requirements.
Taif ......read more
Investing AED 4 million in phase 1
Expected to source 60% of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2020
Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2017 – In the presence of H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA); Mr. Abdalla Sultan Alowais, Chairman, Al Rawdah; Mr. Abdulla Al Qubaisi Vice Chairman, Al Rawdah; Dr Rashid Dafalla, CEO, Al Rawdah; and representatives from Dubai Municipality, DEWA and Al Rawdah, Emirates Modern Poultry Co. (Al Rawdah), the largest poultry farm in the UAE, announced the ......read more
December 12, 2017- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, urged private developers to broaden its approach in green building practices by incorporating energy efficiency in cooling its buildings to keep themselves in line with Dubai’s recent achievement as a certified member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a leading global network of cities committed to tackling climate change and protecting the planet. Dubai was elected as Vice Chair of the C40 and currently sits at the network’s Steering ......read more
Aster@30 Campaign marked by 5 key initiatives contributing to the development of the health of the community in the GCC and India
More than 497,000 lives touched through various activities under the Aster Volunteers Programme
Beginning with a single clinic in Dubai in 1987, to operating 316 establishments in 9 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th December, 2017: Aster DM Healthcare hosted its 30th Anniversary event to celebrate 3 decades of service as well as the culmination of its Aster@30 2017 campaign. The event also brought to light the social responsibility ......read more
December 11, 2017- H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has congratulated the UAE’s wise leadership and the people behind the country’s successful bid for Category B Membership of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Executive Council. This achievement highlights the UAE’s leading position on the world trade map.
H.E. Bin Sulayem said the country’s latest feat comes as no surprise, noting that the UAE has established a strong foothold in ......read more
Dubai – 11 December 2017: Chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs (DC), Chairman of Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council, the Council’s third meeting in 2017 convened recently and was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council. Boosting cooperation and partnership between DC and business and trade groups in Dubai was one of the main items on the meeting’s agenda. The meeting also discussed the initiatives suggested by clients to contribute to the development of services and customs facilitation efforts, as well as ......read more
December 10, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently participated in the blood donation drive in collaboration with various sectors in Dubai including the Dubai Police, Al Ameen, Dubai Health Authority and Blood Donors Kerala – UAE, as part of the company’s continuing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in line with the 2017 Year of Giving.
Blood donation campaigns are highly regarded as a very important health and social contribution in the country as it is critical in ......read more
December 10, 2017– DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has been ranked as the top EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) consulting brand for brand preference according to a new survey released in November by the independent research and consulting firm Verdantix. The survey of more than 380 senior corporate EHS decision-makers gave DSS top marks for both preference and awareness among all EHS consulting brands.
“DuPont Sustainable Solutions is very appreciative of this unexpected recognition, which points to the trust and collaborative spirit shown by all of our clients as we ......read more
UAE, December 9, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the third phase of its awareness raising campaign “Your Health Comes First” under the slogan “Beat the habit...Fight Extra Sugar”. The campaign aims to raise the level of awareness among members of the society about the health risks associated with drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, as these beverages are consumed in large quantities because of their availability, and the marketing effect. The campaign will take place until January 2018.
The aim of the campaign is twofold: to raise ......read more
UAE, December 9, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has announced the launch of an innovative new service that allows investors to automatically renew their trade licenses via SMS. The move demonstrates the department's continuing commitment towards providing investors and businesses with an easier and smoother processing of documents, which in turn, will play a key role in the efforts towards achieving total sustainable development for the emirate. The new SMS service is part of the amendments being made for the new licensing system and also complies with ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 December 2017 – The Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) is set to discuss ways of enhancing food security in the context of the current regional developments as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, to be held on the sidelines of 8th edition of SIAL Middle East.
Set to kick off on December 12, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the expert-led sessions will draw the participation of senior government officials, CEOs, and specialists in food security and explore potential partnership opportunities between the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10th December 2017: Eros Group, the leading distributor of world renowned brands in the UAE, in partnership with one of their leading brands Hitachi has outlined a donation of air purifiers to institutions that support children with special needs.
The company’s CSR initiative is aimed at creating awareness about the health hazards of indoor air pollution especially on the health of children. Using air purifiers not only helps in purifying the air that circulates internally, it also helps in reducing triggers such as pet dander (flakes of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: Emirates Post Group (EPG) has issued commemorative stamps for Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival that is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the follow up of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Giving the festival the “Zayed” name is recognition of the pivotal role of the late ......read more
UAE Delegation Highlights Achievements in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues
Dubai, UAE, 09 December, 2017 – The UAE delegation wrapped up its participation in the third session of the United Nations General Assembly for Environment (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, held from 4 to 6 December under the theme of "Towards A Pollution Fee Planet".
The UNEA is one of the most important environmental events in the world. Representatives from more than 180 UN member states, hundreds of key decision makers in various environmental fields, ......read more
In line with the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth council held an enriching day at the Al Ain Zoo for children from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs
Dubai, UAE, 07 December, 2017: In light of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth Council organised an volunteering activity exclusive for the youth at du at Al Ain Zoo with people of determination, from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs. The children were given a tour around the zoo, and were able to visit the ......read more
December 06, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, expressed its support for the country’s first-ever UAE Ski and Snowboard Championship, an event organised under the patronage Dubai Police, the Community Sport Initiative of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in association with the Dubai Sports Council, UAE Olympic Committee, and UAE Ice Sports Federation. Empower will serve as the Strategic Sponsor for the competition, which will be held at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates on ......read more
Dubai-UAE: December 6, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get involved.
Set against the backdrop of the Youth Climate Mentorship Program launched during COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the workshop brought together 40 students and young professionals with climate change experts from the UAE and the Republic of Korea, who shared ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: Green Hope just featured in Former US Vice President Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality" global telecast which is running live from New York since last evening.
H.E Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Board, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, along with H.E Thomas Kufen, the Lord Mayor of the city of Essen, led the opening of the Middle East’s leading horticultural fair, the IPM DUBAI 2017, being held today Tuesday, December 5 and running until Thursday December 7, at the Dubai World Trade Center under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports. The event is being held in conjunction with the WOP DUBAI 2017, the leading ......read more
Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Forum hears the cost of violence is more than physical and psychological
Sharjah, December 5, 2017: Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and families.
Figures quoted in a panel titled ‘The Cost of Violence in Women’s Economic Participation’, said that half of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. In the Hall of Knights in The Hague Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Mohamad, himself a ......read more
“In observance of International Volunteers Day, as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, Empower joins the UAE and the whole world in encouraging our employees and the community to take part in this global initiative. The UAE has shown a fine example of volunteerism to the world under the guidance of our nation’s leadership, led by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ......read more
The 4th Hospitality Industry Forum organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) opened today (Monday, December 4, 2017) in Sharjah under the theme ‘Continuous Innovation,’ highlighting the robust expansion of the emirate’s tourism sector from 2016 to 2017. Local hospitality sector revenues witnessed a remarkable 7.8 per cent increase during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, reaching AED 372 million as the emirate steadily positions itself as a destination of choice for local, regional and international tourists.
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International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation opens new regional office in the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai
15 million people suffer from blindness in the Middle East and South Asia; the majority of these could easily be treated
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai.
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Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women - Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit
“The partnership propel ongoing efforts on women’s economic empowerment, one of UN Women’s key priorities and an integral part of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
“Currently, only 11% of architecture and engineering jobs worldwide are filled by women, and about 23% of jobs in computing and mathematics are taken up by them. Globally, women hold only 28% of science and engineering ......read more
UAE school children were encouraged to donate new or gently loved teddy bears in celebration of the release of PADDINGTON 2
Class 2B of Dubai British School donated the most bears at 317, winning a private screening of the film at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City Mall
The teddy bears will be distributed by Toys with Wings to less fortunate children around the world
3rd December 2017, Dubai: Thousands of teddy bears will find new, loving homes with less fortunate children around the world thanks to the generosity of youngsters in Dubai.
More than 6,000 new or ......read more
Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 3, 2017: Senaat (“Senaat” or “the Group”), owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today joined nationwide celebrations for the UAE’s 46th National Day.
All employees gathered for a show of solidarity to honour the spirit of the union and celebrate the nation’s 46 years of commendable success, engaging with traditional craftsmen and folklore performers for a refreshing journey through the UAE’s rich culture and heritage. They also participated ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: Within its efforts to boost UAE trade and enhance protection of trademarks through combating counterfeited products, Dubai Customs’ IPR Department took part in workshop organized in Dubai by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in coordination with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
In the note he delivered during the event, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department said: “The UAE takes protecting intellectual property issue very seriously in order to help individuals and corporates utilize their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and its Family Village, celebrated the 46th UAE National Day with traditional flair and a host of entertainment, artistic and cultural activities that reflected the UAE’s heritage and the spirit of the union.
The celebration drew the participation of AMAF’s employees of all ranks and their families, minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, congratulated the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin ......read more
The UAE National Day celebrations is considered one of the most important milestones in our history and the start of our nation's renaissance and prosperity at all levels, based on the solid foundation built by our founding fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Today, we are proud of our country as a model of progress, development, prosperity and an oasis of security and safety under the wise leadership of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and his brother H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the ......read more
“Today, we are celebrating the UAE’s 46th National Day, a historic occasion that commemorates our united goals, aspirations, and achievements; and highlights our loyalty to, pride of, and willingness to sacrifice for our beloved country. The UAE has become a global model for peaceful coexistence, equality, justice, rule of law, and respect for human dignity – all of which are key pillars of our sustainable prosperity, development, and growth. The second of December reminds us of our cultural gains and of the values laid down by our late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin ......read more
UAE, December 2, 2017- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now become the first Arab country to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. The win was the triumphant result of an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. The declaration was made during the 30th General Assembly meeting, amid international praise for the UAE’s competitive advantages that has enabled the country to play a pivotal role in promoting ......read more
UAE, November 29, 2017 - His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Eng. Abdullah Salem Al Kathiri, Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport (FTA), showcased the UAE’s major contributions towards promoting the international maritime system and highlighted its active role in implementing the conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and driving more growth in the maritime sector locally, regionally and globally during the IMO’s ongoing 30th General Assembly in London.
During a reception organized by FTA, H.E. Dr. Al Kathiri reviewed the ......read more
“In the observance of Martyrs’ Day, we at Empower commemorate with the whole nation the martyrdom of our dear brothers who have embraced the mission to protect our country. It is humbling to remember that they sacrificed their lives to protect the spirit of the nation, of humanity, of peace and the right of every being to live.
Their courage is a fitting reminder of the greatness of this nation and we take pride in sharing their principles, which we hope to pass on to future generations.
As we pay our tribute and give honour to our martyrs, we hope to bring a new spirit of ......read more
“On the UAE Martyrs’ Day, we stand with pride to mark the great battles that the UAE armed forces have faced in the fields of honor and glory, raising the banner of loyalty as we commemorate our martyrs who sacrificed their blood. Our martyrs are paving the way for a radiant future for the UAE and for the whole world. Our commemoration of this dear occasion is a genuine expression of honor towards the sacrifices of our citizens, who have redefined the meaning of courage, loyalty, and sacrifice, emphasising that we will never forget those who gave up their lives defending our ......read more
Dubai – 29 November 2017: Dubai Customs won the Innovation Shield at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 which was held on 19th November 2017 at Grand Hyat Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group and the Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group.
Dubai Customs received this accolade on its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) pogram under (Marketing and UAE external representation) ......read more
UAE, November 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) celebrated the UAE’s 46th National Day at its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, medical areas, hospitals and health facilities in the presence of H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Advisor to the UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and H.E. Nasser Khalifa Al Badoor, Assistant Undersecretary and Director of Dubai Healthcare City, Department Directors, and Ministry employees.
The ......read more
UAE, November 28, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) joins the whole nation in its celebration of the 46th anniversary of the founding of the country's union-highlighting the sense of pride and belonging of both citizens and residents as the UAE continues to shine as a global model for growth, progress and development. In line with this, a special celebration was held at the Al Hamidiya Customer Service Centre, which was held in the presence of His Excellency (H.E.) Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman and attended by senior officials, employees ......read more