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 – 10 April 2018: The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian Commercial Commissioner viewed the stand and learnt about PCFC’s latest innovations and projects. Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division briefed the visitors on Dubai Customs’ efforts and initiatives supporting Expo 2020. Diplomats applauded the Department’s great efforts in supporting the renowned event.
Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out that Dubai ......read more
International Internal Audit Conference to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
More than 3,000 global business leaders, politicians, experts from 110 countries to attend the region’s first international conference from May 6-9, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: Dubai will play host to the world’s largest gathering of internal auditors in May 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), along with the UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA), will hold the high profile international conference for the first time in the MENA region with the theme "Connecting the World Through Innovation," at the ......read more
Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018: His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama.
The one-day pre-conference workshop (8 April) and two-day conference is held under His Excellency’s Patronage, as more than 80 delegates from 35 organisations and 21 expert speakers gathered to discuss the role of creativity and innovation in procurement, and how organisations can shift their procurement approach to ensure better results.
Taking place at the Gulf Hotel, and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the Procurement Middle East Conference is ......read more
Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE
Dubai – 9 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council visited PCFC’s stand at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) and was briefed on its initiatives by the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih.
Different decision makers and leaders participating in Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) applauded the valuable addition Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) made to the event in its 6th cycle. DIGAE runs from 9 to 11 April under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ......read more
Loan to support West African nation’s National Social Housing Programme
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 April, 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Government of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Dr Boubou Cisse, Malian Minister of Economy and Finance, ratified the loan agreement at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Boukary Sidibe, Malian Ambassador to the UAE, and senior representatives of the two parties attended the signing ceremony.
In a bid to meet the surging housing demand in Mali and improve the overall standard of living and well-being of ......read more
UAE, 7 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. The ministry also warned against the interaction between some contraceptive medicines and an anti-epileptic. Recently, the Ministry recalled various products for violations and failing to meet the set safety standards, to name a few food supplements which contain salmonella bacteria; drug used to relieve heartburn and acid indigestion, and medical device used as a device managing medical image because of the loss of some images.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector, emphasized that it is part of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab emirates 7th April 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is sponsoring the ‘Dubai Historical Documents Conference’ on April 11-12 at Zayed University in Dubai to advance the study of the emirate’s early history - with the intention of making them accessible to researchers, students and the general public.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural ‘UAE Heritage Research Conference’, the convention this year will continue to serve as an important platform for intellectual dialogue through a series of lectures, workshops and practical corroboration for students and academicians.
At the Conference, leading authorities and speakers will present a set of original papers to raise awareness about the importance of ancient documents in historical fact-finding ......read more
Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2018:- Emirates Post Group (EPG) won the 2017 Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Strategy in the Government category at a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers earlier this year.
Organized and awarded by Ethos Integrated Solutions, the award focuses on demonstrating a customer centric strategy to raise the bar in customer satisfaction and excellence. Emirates Post Group’s Acting CEO, HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram and Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer, Sultan Al Midfa, received the award from CEO Robert Keay of Ethos Integrated Solutions.
Commenting on the win, HE Alashram said, “Enhancing customer service is one of our core goals. Customer service, customer retention, and complaint handling are becoming ever more important in a highly ......read more
Submission Deadline on 12th April 2018
Dubai, 07, April, 2018, UAE: Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) achievers in order to honor and celebrate the women who have excelled in their respective fields.
The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018 through the website and the terms for applying should be UAE citizenship or have a valid residence permit (for non-citizens) with minimum three years of experience in their area of specialization.
The winners will be selected and verified by the ......read more
The largest property promotion event in the region will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Offering unique investment opportunities and the lowest financing rate with a profit rate of 1.85% per annum on mortgages
Discounts of up to 20% on certain projects during the festival
With local and international participation from 29 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced the launch of the ‘Dubai Property Festival’, the largest property promotion event in the region, which will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 in a partnership between the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center, the investment arm of DLD, and the International Property Show.
Details of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018: The push for innovation-based economies in the world is devising the new normal for a sustainable economy, according to the experts.
Most speakers at the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, opined that the new trends define the ‘new normal’ requiring the public and private sector organisers to think and operate in new ways, helping to create sustainable economic models that ensure inclusive growth, innovation and creativity, industrial competitiveness and the ability to attract investment,
Organized by Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East, The Global Leaders Forum aimed at addressing challenges and next steps in creating sustainable business and economy.
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC ......read more
Loan to upgrade the strategic Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan valued at AED55 million to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) to finance the upgrade of 51km of the Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road.
The funded project is an extension to Kidaho - Ovinza Road which was funded in 2009 by ADFD as a concessionary loan worth AED169 million.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Eng. Mussa Ibrahim Iyombe, Permanent Secretary to the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government, signed the loan agreement at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The ......read more
117 exhibitors from nine countries at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2018 look to capitalise on Emirate’s thriving trade hub status
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Dubai’s trade for hardware and tools was valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 according to figures released today (2 April) by Dubai Customs, as the Middle East’s dedicated exhibition for hardware, tools, and machinery gets underway.
According to Dubai Customs, the Emirate imported AED3.4 billion worth of hardware and tools last year, while exports and re-exports into neighbouring countries were valued at AED1.39 billion.
With AED760 million worth of trade each, the USA and China were Dubai’s top hardware and tools trading partners in 2017, followed by Italy (AED467 million), Germany (AED307 million), and India ......read more
The Program team met with US awardee Eric Frew and Paul Lawson in the United States, before engaging with leading international organizations and stakeholders at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: A delegation of the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) visited the United States recently to assess the progress of the ground-breaking work currently being undertaken by UAEREP awardees Eric Frew and Paul Lawson.
Prof Eric Frew introduced the UAEREP team to the key members of his project at the Aerospace Department of Colorado University and discussed preparations for their next research objectives in the coming months.
The University members praised the Program for its contribution to international collaboration and ......read more
UAE, December 23, 2017: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the reduction of the prices of selected medicines following in collaboration with the international pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis as part of the ministry’s periodic reviews conducted in cooperation with international companies to re-price medicines to support patients and improve access to affordable medicines.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and Vice Chairman of the Higher committee for Drug Pricing and Registration, said that the ......read more
The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED) announces the launch of TIP Healthcare Awards for Technology and innovation pioneers
Abu Dhabi 21st of Dec. 2017: In-line with United Arab Emirates leadership vision, and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 plan, healthcare is identified as one of the key strategic pillars. With a vision to position Abu Dhabi as a center of excellence and innovation in Healthcare, the DoH in partnership with the initiating entities of TIP ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 December, 2017 – Abu Dhabi University (ADU), hosted a delegation from Emirates Islamic bank to discuss opportunities to support ADU’s students financially in obtaining their university degrees. The visit aligns with ADU’s vision of empowering young people to shape the future through providing them with all relevant support.
His Excellency Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, welcomed the delegation of high-level bank executives, led by Awatif Al Harmoody, General Manageroperation Governance of ......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.
The ......read more
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.
The ......read more
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