Announced today at GITEX Technology Week, the two-day event will foster global collaboration amongst law enforcement agencies across all aspects of AI policing
Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018: Dubai Police have today announced plans for Future Societies 5.0: a summit of AI-led policing that aims to become the premier platform for inter-force technological advancement.
Managed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and taking place April 22-23, 2019, Future Societies 5.0 will be the region’s first dedicated AI law enforcement event directly addressing how digital technology can allow international police forces to establish securer, safer societies through innovations such as AI surveillance, predictive policing and the deployment of robot officers.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 18 October 2018 :
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it will start implementing select decisions of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding residence permits and visitor visas. It is expected that on 21 October 2018 the following regulations will come into effect:
Residence permits for widowed or divorced women
A one-year residence permit will be available to women and their children residing in the UAE without a sponsor due to a divorce or death of their husband, under the following conditions:
The principal applicant must have a financial ability to support her dependents;
All applicants above 18 must be medically fit (a medical examination is required);
Residence permits sponsored by a deceased or former husband must be valid at ......read more
UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum
ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018: Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for Abu Dhabi to host the tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. This will be the first time an Arab country hosts the landmark Forum.
WUF10 will be convened by UN-Habitat and jointly organized with the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, along with partners including the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and General Secretariat of the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 16th, 2018 – H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman of the Executive Board and Co-CEO of JCDecaux in the presence of the French Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Mr. Ludovic Pouille.
The collaboration between DPM and JCDecaux, the largest outdoor advertising corporation in the world focuses on Research and Development for the delivery of urban services that contribute towards a sustainable urban environment in Abu Dhabi and enhance the quality of life of citizens and residents alike.
The MoU establishes a framework for DPM and JCDecaux to work closely together to enhance the urban landscape in Abu Dhabi applying innovative technology to design smart ......read more
Dubai – 13 October 2018: The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced that its total membership has increased by 36.5% during the first three quarters of the year. The council added 216 new members during this period, 50 of whom joined during the third quarter of 2018. The new members bring the total number of DBWC members up to 807, which is an increase from 591 members at the start of the year.
The increase in the DBWC membership reflects the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market.
The council also announced that it had organized 42 workshops and seminars during the first nine months of the year, which included 11 training seminars that were organized during the third quarter. 349 participants took part in these ......read more
Law firm, BSA, in partnership with Dubai DED, will offer free legal advice to the public for one day only, in fields including litigation, real estate, employment and corporate matters.
10 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading legal service providers, will organise a free legal clinic to offer help and advice on navigating law related matters in the U.A.E. The open, walk-in clinic will take place at three separate locations on Monday, 15th October 2018, from 9am – 3pm.
Expert lawyers from BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP will be on hand for one-to-one consultations on legal matters covering a wide range of areas including (but not limited to); real estate, construction, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018: His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shared the truth about fake news at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations.
The idea of fake news has proliferated the media industry in recent times. In what has been termed a “post-truth society” politicians and reporters alike have been outed for pushing past the facts and appealing to the emotions of media consumers. In a world where even the most trusted news outlets have been called into question, the onus has shifted to the consumer to separate fact from fiction.
H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shed light on this new wave of fake news on stage at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018: British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years.
This comes as a result of an approved Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, that aims at facilitating the issuance of visit visas to citizens of both countries travelling for tourism, business, family visit or medical treatment.
The new law will come into force once all necessary legal procedures have been completed by the contracting parties.
Visitor visas to Saudi Arabia are typically issued with a validity of six, 12 or 24 months, at the discretion of the visa issuing authority. For citizens of countries which have existing bilateral agreements with Saudi Arabia, the visit ......read more
Mohammad AL Oteiba, Founder of Syndication Bureau Media Services
''I am here with ADMAF during the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, to talk about the mentorship, and I have been involved with the foundation in a couple of their programmes on mentorship couple of years back, and I do appreciate what ADMAF is trying to drive here and that is to foster the culture of mentorship, which is we really what we need to get that feedback of constructive criticism in knowledge experience, advise from people that have gone through.''
Hussein Al Moosawi, Emirati Designer
''It’s really great to be here and to speak to the youth and to be part of what ADMAF is trying to do with the young generation. It’s something that I personally didn’t have, when I was at their age, so ......read more
‘A strategic plan is the basis for sustainable success, and synchronized working across all areas of Government ensures we achieve our objectives’ - His Highness Sheikh Saud
October 8, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has led a meeting of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss a long-term strategy for continued growth and job creation in the sector, which currently accounts for 30% of the Emirate’s GDP.
The Industrial Strategy involves prioritizing 11 sectors based on multiple factors including economic contribution, revenue potential and future proofing Ras Al Khaimah.
Leaders of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah were present at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018: Historically, the hospitality sector has had a dramatic impact on the environment through excessive energy and water consumption, creating vast amounts of both solid and hazardous waste. Economically, the challenge to battle these impacts has been based on myths that green and environmentally friendly operations are more expensive with tourists lacking consideration for sustainability and the local environment. However, working to inspire change towards a more sustainable future, Dubai Tourism has actively embraced a model which helps to promote a greener, more environmentally friendly future with the ongoing Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative – working with leading industry partners to inspire a paradigm shift.
As such, it is becoming increasingly imperative for hotels and ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prestigious list of keynote speakers and global experts announced for second Majlis for Future Generations on October 8-9
Over 300 interactive sessions set to take place over the 2 days
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 October 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will commence on October 8, 2018 where ‘leaders of today meet the leaders tomorrow'.
The agenda revealed a number of both local and international high-profile speakers, across more than 300 interactive sessions.
Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih chaired Dubai Customs Consultative Council’s quarterly meeting which was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council, and in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, and Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division.
Musabih welcomed the members and said the meeting will help engage clients and business groups in achieving the future goals of Dubai Customs which fall in line with the UAE Vision 2020 and UAE Centennial 2071 following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 03 October 2018: From 3-6 October, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, is partnering with the Emirates Nature WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to continuing Aldar Properties’ powerful Rethink Plastic campaign. The Mall at WTCAD will offer visitors the opportunity to exchange their harmful plastic bags for eco-friendly shopping bags, with the aim of raising awareness of the disastrous impact of plastic pollution.
Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide yet only 9% of it has been recycled. Whereas a plastic bag is used for an average of 12 months, every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the ocean. This has ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018: 18 year old environmental activist and youth leader Kehkashan Basu was selected by the President of the UN General Assembly to address the September 26 United Nations High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament as one of the two representatives of global civil society. She is Youth Ambassador of the World Future Council and the Founder President of youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation.
The High Level Meeting on September 26 involved Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers and UN ambassadors presenting either their hopes and aspirations for nuclear disarmament, or their excuses for keeping the nuclear arms race going. It falls on the anniversary of the incident in 1983 when a nuclear war was almost fought by accident. In 2013 the UN General Assembly decided to hold a series ......read more
Sharjah, October 1, 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Sharjah Sports Family Award (SSFA), has issued a resolution appointing HE Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Secretary General of the Sharjah Sports Council to the position of Chairman of SSFA’s Board of Trustees.
The appointment of Al Hazami constitutes a new addition to the second edition of SSFA, which is organised by the Sharjah Sports Council. The council’s goal is to inspire Emirati families to engage in regular sports and physical activities that reflects positively on their physical and mental health as well as on their general lifestyles.
Al Hazami thanked Sheikha Jawaher for her trust and expressed his hope that the ......read more
In an effort to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum for poverty eradication through education
Dubai Cares endorses UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’
Dubai Cares renews its commitment towards ‘Education Cannot Wait’
Dubai Cares commits to scaling up Room to Read’s program in Vietnam, one of the accelerators of the Goalkeepers initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 01, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has renewed its commitment towards global education efforts by announcing new strategic partnerships on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. Among these key announcements was Dubai Cares’ endorsement of the ......read more
On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of AED 1.3 Million was handed over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare
The additional amount of AED 6.4 Million will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme.
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced a 7.7 Million Dirhams Aster Homes Fund to be used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare handed over a cheque for 1.3 Million Dirhams to ......read more
Launching of the UAE Franchise Development Association website
Free membership for companies applying within 6 months of launching the new website
Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2018: Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Chairman of the UAE Franchise Development Association, announced the launch of the UAE Franchise Development Association website during the Associations’ board meeting that was held at the RAK Chamber.
Al Muhairi said that the launch of the new website will provide users with a unique experience in terms of ease of navigation, access to local and global information, interactive and knowledge sharing and access to the services provided by the Association. Users can also view the activities, events and the key initiatives on franchises worldwide. In addition, the website allows the registration process and ......read more
Sharjah – 29 September 2018: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) hosted a training and awareness workshop on the topic of “Combating Commercial Fraud in Electrical Products,” which was organized by the Ministry of Economy. The workshop aimed to raise the awareness of the community and the private sector on the dangers linked to counterfeit electrical products and appliances, and the ways to avoid them.
The workshop is part of Sharjah Chamber's commitment to enhance its cooperation with its strategic partners to achieve its objectives in serving the national economy and its keenness to aware and encourage the business community and private sector companies in Sharjah to combat commercial fraud in electrical products and reduce their risks. In line with the directives of HE Sultan bin Saeed Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2018: Within its efforts to enhance social solidarity, Dubai Customs Director General, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and the Chinese Consul General Li Lingbing took part in the “Back to School Initiative” which was organized by Dubai Customs’ Ghayyath Volunteer Team. As many as 150 school bags were distributed to the female students of Salma Al Ansaria School.
The school was decorated with the UAE and Chinese flags, plus a number of boards that contained historical information and pictures about China.
Dubai Customs’ participation in the event helped the students start the new school year with high morals and happy mood.
The event took place in the presence of Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, in partnership with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), has today launched its “Model Villa Initiative”, in an effort to promote energy efficiency and the building of more sustainable residential villas in the emirate.
The initiative is part of RAK Municipality’s Building Retrofits Programme, which complements the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040 and the UAE’s overarching plan to improve energy efficiency by 40 per cent by 2050.
It will see the selection and retrofitting of a local villa to demonstrate how energy savings can be achieved in existing buildings. The results will then be analysed and made public for the benefit of other villa owners undertaking similar ......read more
ALFAHIM recycles hundreds of tonnes of paper and saves 12,571 Mwh of energy over five-year period.
Green policies at offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi help reduce energy bills by 30 per cent each month.
Boost to environment equivalent to planting 1,593 trees and saving 16,482 barrels of oil.
Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: ALFAHIM’s extensive ‘green’ credentials have been boosted by new data showing the results of its environmental-friendly programmes over the last five years.
Between April 2013 and May 2018, the conglomerate recycled 745 tonnes of paper and saved 12,571 megawatt hours (Mwh) of energy thanks to a series of eco-friendly practices at its offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi.
As an Emirati-owned family-run company, ALFAHIM is dedicated ......read more
The UAE Innovation Chapter – first of its kind in the UAE & Middle East formed by DQG
Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018: Dubai Quality Group proudly announces the establishment of the UAE Innovation Chapter, in association with Team Power International. The chapter is a first of its kind think tank to be launched in the UAE & the Middle East to connect & build a community of Innovation Experts & Professionals throughout the UAE.
Operating under this new Chapter is the MasterMindPro – a unique social network of Innovation Professionals. With its Mantra “Innovative Solutions on Demand”, the MasterMindPro has the primary objectives of building a professional community of entrepreneurs, trusted and innovative Trainers, Consultants and Assessors; Enabling ......read more
Fifth edition to highlight (CLIX) initiative launched by Ministry of Climate Change & Environment
Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2018: The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 is set to emphasise the role of young men and women in global efforts to build a green economy when it opens in Dubai in October. Organizers of WGES made the announcement as the UAE joins the worldwide celebration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day, marked on Sunday, 12 August 2018, in growing recognition of the need to engage the youth in decision-making processes and other activities that affect them.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and organized by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and World ......read more
CUD Graduation honours ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan’ in centennial Year of Zayed
Dubai, May 14, 2018: Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the Canadian University in Dubai (CUD) hosted its 8th graduation ceremony recently and named it ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’ to salute the brave UAE hero.
HH Sheikh Nahyan conferred degrees on 360 students at a spectacular ceremony held at Dubai Opera, attended by a galaxy of prominent ......read more
Al Mansouri: Countries are now more open to adopting the UAE’s Islamic economy model
Kazim: Initiatives to achieve Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy vision well on track
Al Awar: The Centre is working towards unifying halal standards globally
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018: His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), today announced that the Islamic economy generates 8.3 per cent of ......read more
UAE, 13 May, 2018 - The Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) received a note of recognition from the representatives of leading international brands and law firms, including Tamimi & Co. and Louis Vuitton, for its efforts to protect consumers and constantly monitor the quality of goods. The Department was hailed for its regular inspection campaigns, seizure of fake goods, counterfeit products and actions taken as per the law, thereby securing the consumer markets in Ajman.
Majed Al Suwaidi, Director of the Customer ......read more
UAE, 13 May 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) officially announced the successful completion of the field work, which included 150 scientists and researchers, as part of the National Health Survey approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and in cooperation with the government entities in the country. The Survey was launched under the theme ‘My Health is a Priority’ in October 2017 across all emirates in the country. The field teams collected health data from 10,000 families including both residents and locals and achieved a response rate of 94 per cent. ......read more
Recitals of the Holy Quran at various timings five times a day to suit all listeners to complete the Holy Quran within a month
Dubai, May 13, 2018: Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Holy Quran Radio has announced its new special programmes for Ramadan, which will start on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan 1439. The announcement came at a media roundtable held at ......read more
United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2018: Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) UAE, in collaboration with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), organised an Umrah trip for 28 cancer patients and four FOCP supervisors, to show them moral support while enabling them to perform Umrah rituals which helps to alleviate their sufferings and overcome the obstacles they face along their journey of treatment with hope and spiritual guidance.
The initiative stems from FOCP’s belief in the power of psychological and spiritual support for cancer patients – ......read more
Addresses 34th Session of FAO Regional Conference for the Near East in Rome
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 May 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today commended the nation’s approaches and policies to bolster agriculture production and food sustainability through leveraging modern technology to ultimately enhance the sector’s efficiency.
The Minister is leading the UAE delegation to the 34th session of FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (NERC34), that concludes in the Italian ......read more
Dubai – 10 May 2018: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office Mr Mansour Bouseiba, CEO, Nedaa Professional Communication Corporation. They discussed enhancing cooperation to develop service delivery to clients in support of the national sustainable economic development. This will include probable future partnership and exchange of expertise using Nedaa’s latest technologies in telecommunications.
“Advanced telecommunications can help us provide the best service to our clients so that they can get the highest revenues ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 09 May 2018 – In line with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) commitment to support all philanthropies inside and outside the country, AMAF announced that it had granted license to the first endowment foundation.
The license was granted per the Law No. 14 issued for regulating endowment by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The purpose of the law is to create a legislative environment that is conductive to establishing endowment institutions.
The endowment foundation ......read more
* Lectures expanded this year and will be delivered in four languages
Dubai, 8 May 2018: Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will hold the 5th edition of ‘Haboub al Khair’, a series of lectures by prominent Muslim Imams
Focusing on the core values of Islam and its impact on of the lives of people.
Haboub al Khair lectures will start ......read more
May 8, 2018: Oman is to be the location for one of the world’s most extreme sporting challenges when it hosts a premium long-distance trail running event in November this year. The inaugural OMAN by UTMB® event will see an international field of 300 runners take on a non-stop rugged 137km – 85mile – course over the varied and mountainous terrain of Oman’s Jebel Akhdar. It will be hosted by Oman Sail, supported by Tanfeedh, the Ministry of Tourism, UTMB® International and the organisers of UTMB® Mont-Blanc.
UTMB® Mont-Blanc was created in 2003 in ......read more
Next-Generation Departure’ project will enable passengers complete procedures in minimum time
GDFRA-D implements nationality and residency related laws to bring security and economic benefit to the country
Strategies in place to have security checkpoints of the future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2018: Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA-D), said that by 2030, the smart gates at Dubai airports will replace passport officials’ platforms with a view to ......read more
UAE, 7 May, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the seizure of more than 413, 277 counterfeit versions of over 40 international brands worth over AED 82,655,400 million. DED-Ajman will be taking legal action against the violators demonstrating the department's commitment to ensure the implementation of local and federal laws that prevent fraud in various forms, including the move to curb the promulgation of counterfeit goods, which constitutes a clear violation of the law and a threat to the society and the consumer.
Majed Al Suwaidi, Director ......read more
The forum of the space mission operations and ground systems community
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), a member of the SpaceOps executive committee, announced today that it has been granted the right to host SpaceOps 2022 in Dubai, the international conference on space operations and data systems.
The Centre has applied to host the event with SpaceOps Organization, the organizing entity which is formed by high-ranking members of the space sector from several agencies and countries around the world.
Bringing together major ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2018: Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, announced strong Q1 2018 financial results.
Net profit increased by 25% to AED 362 million as compared to AED 289 million for Q1 2017
Total Income increased by 33% to AED 927 million as compared to AED 697 million for Q1 2017
Earnings per share increased by 28% to AED 0.09/share as compared to AED 0.07/share for Q1 2017
Total assets rose to ......read more
Tirana River Rehabilitation and Tirana Northern Boulevard projects directly benefit Albanian society, support development of key economic sectors
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2018: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, participated in the official inauguration of two of its funded projects in the Albanian capital Tirana, worth AED240 million.
Adel Al Hosani, Director of the Operations Department at ADFD, led the delegation representing the Fund.
The event also drew the ......read more
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri explains how A.I. and cyber security are vital to reducing crime
7 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police has announced that it is delighted to partici-pate at next month’s Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Confer-ence 2018 in Dubai.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the three-day conference from May 6 to 9 will see some of the world’s leading business names address topics concerning ......read more
UAE, May 5, 2018- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 2GIS, a technology solutions company, as part of its efforts to achieve integration between public and private sectors. The move is aimed at enhancing Ajman’s position on the world economic map through facilitating procedures and services for investors and providing them with sufficient information. The signing of the agreement falls in line with the Department's continuing efforts to strengthen its cooperation with private sector companies to provide ......read more
Dubai – 5 May 2018: Dubai Customs’ online trade development team organized its first meeting in cooperation with Dubai Customs partners. The team included representatives of Tariff and Origin Department, Project Delivery Department, DP World, JAFZA, DAFZA, Dubai South and Dubai Trade.
Ahmed Al Kharoosi, Director of Tariff and Origin Department said the meeting is meant to support strategic plans implemented to boost economic growth and keep abreast of online trade breakthroughs and technologies.
In the meeting, developing the online systems ......read more
May 3, 2018 - Further underscoring the significance of awareness creation in achieving the energy reduction target set by the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), officially unveiled the ‘My Energy, My Responsibility’ campaign. The initiative seeks to encourage general members of the community to be responsible for their energy resources through cutting down usage, constant monitoring of consumption patterns and promoting energy efficiency behaviors.
The launch of the initiative, supported by the Dubai Government, mandated by DSCE ......read more
03 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi and the Wet Infrastructure Summit events kicked off yesterday at Sofitel hotel, Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Industry experts and professionals representing government bodies, as well as global and regional private companies gathered to discuss solutions for the natural and infrastructural challenges facing the region.
Organized by Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM), the Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi is held under the patronage of Abu Dhabi City ......read more
UAE, 2 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dragon Mart to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, said after opening the center “this decision represents a qualitative step for the medical fitness examination system, which is a fundamental pillar of the society's ......read more
Dubai, 1 May 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched two mascots, Omeir and Ghbeisha, at ‘Hag al-Leila’ on Monday, celebrating an significant Emirati tradition marking the eve of the 15th day of Sha’aban and serving as a precursor to the holy month of Ramadan.
Wearing traditional Emirati clothes, Omeir and Ghbeisha surprised the kids and adults alike with sweets and treats at four various locations across Dubai, namely: The Beach, La Mer, City Walk and The Yard.
“Omeir and Ghbeisha showed their spontaneity and reflected the ......read more
UAE, May 1, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the ‘Harvard Diabetes Management Program’, in collaboration with AstraZeneca as part of the Circle of Care initiative and the Hope Project launched earlier in 2016, in cooperation with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The program was introduced in the presence of Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Balila, President of the Non-Communicable Diseases Division Department, the directors and heads of departments in the Sector, and members of the Diabetes Committee with Dr. Enrique Capellero.
The program looks to train ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2018: It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Green Hope has been creating awareness among every section of civil society about the need to protect our planet and how we can achieve the 'Future We Want'.
I am sharing below highlights of our April outreach and advocacy :
a) We were invited to speak at the One Woman Fearless Summit at Carleston University, Ottawa where I spoke about the need to achieve a gender equal world for a sustainable future..
b) Green Hope took part at the Green Living Show in Toronto and I spoke about all our ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 30 April 2018: In the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, The Ministry of Economy (MoE), in partnership with 15 government and private sector entities, launched the National Program for Supporting Young Innovative Companies today (Monday) as part of its participation in the 3rd Government Accelerators Cohort, to accelerate the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021.
These entities include Ministry of Finance, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Securities and ......read more
Dubai – 30 April 2018: Dubai Customs announced that the number of drug seizures in Dubai Airports in first quarter of 2018 is 134. Weight of seized drugs was 119.6 kg compared to 3.8 kg in the same period in 2018, which means an increase of 115.8 kg.
Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in protecting society and preventing drugs from entering the UAE based on the latest and most advanced technologies and the high level of skills and experience of its staffs.
Ibrahim Al Kamali, director of passenger operations at Dubai Customs said the biggest seizure using the smart ......read more
“Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum”
The largest Consumer Coop in the UAE will be sponsoring the IIA’s 2018 International Conference, looking forward to writing a new & unique chapter in terms of community service and development
April 30, 2018 – Dubai, UAE:
Union Coop, the largest Consumer Coop in the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), which states that the Union Coop will be sponsoring the 2018 International Conference of the Internal Auditors, which is going to be hosted ......read more
Emirates Post Group wins International Express Mail Services Performance Award and International Express Mail Services Customer Service Award
Latest achievements demonstrate Emirates Post Group's continuing commitment towards service excellence and support for UAE's move to promote a culture of innovation
Dubai , UAE – 30 April 2018: Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAE’s leading postal and express provider, has been named as one of the world’s top ten countries and ranked as the number one Arab country for international express mail ......read more
16 prominent Emirati women complete advanced leadership program
Participants gain insights into ‘disruptive innovation’ from thought-leaders at Google, HM Revenue and Customs, RocketSpace, Salesforce and Wayra
Leadership program developed in collaboration with renowned Ashridge-Hult International Business School
Manal bint Mohammed:
Emirati women have the opportunities they need to grow and succeed, thanks to the continuous support of the UAE’s wise leadership, who are committed to ensuring that Emirati women have the necessary tools to excel ......read more
Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2018: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE), in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), has launched the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in line with World Intellectual Property Day, which took place today at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by H.E Eng. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi Undersecretary of Economic Affairs in the MOE, H.E Maj. General Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Excellence & ......read more
UAE, April 29, 2018- As an assurance of its concern of quality and business continuity, Dubai Government Workshop (DWG) has receives ISO certificates for Quality Management System (QMS) and the ISO certificate for Business Continuity—an achievement that that confirms its commitment to work based on the highest standards in the field of quality management and business continuity. The achievement demonstrates the workshop ‘s efforts in providing quality service and enhancing its business management systems to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and the adoption of ......read more
Bin Mejren: The FIABCI World Congress translates our leadership’s vision, highlights our expertise in hosting prestigious international events, and represents yet another achievement for Dubai
The event is expected to attract more than 1,500 international real estate experts and delegates from across the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) today kicked off the 69th edition of the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai’ under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more
Top Arab Hope Maker to receive AED1 million for charitable work
Dubai-UAE: 29 April, 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will honour the most altruistic individuals from the Arab world who have dedicated their lives to helping others during an award ceremony at the culmination of the second edition of the Arab Hope Makers initiative.
At the gala event, set to take place on May 14 at Dubai Studio City, the top Arab HopMmaker for 2018 will receive the grand prize of AED1 million ......read more
Dubai – 28 April 2018: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group GCC & Yemen (BPG) to promote bilateral co-operation and to exchange relevant information in order to counter counterfeiting and piracy.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division from Dubai Customs and Malik Hanouf, CEO of BPG signed the agreement which will see both sides cooperate and exchange relevant information and data to prevent piracy and counterfeiting and help protect the brand owners’ ......read more
ADNOC and IPIC headquarters, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to sport the logo for three nights
Dubai-UAE, 28 April, 2018 – In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Hope Makers initiative, the largest Arab initiative to honor the champions of giving in the Arab world, will have its logo projected on five landmark buildings in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to celebrate community and humanitarian initiatives that seek to improve lives in the Arab world. The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) ......read more
Plant produces 105 MW of energy, feeds national electricity grid
Project supplies electricity to 50,000 households
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Project achieves sustainable development in Jordanian energy sector
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 April, 2018: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today attended the official commissioning of the ADFD-funded AED550 million (US$150 million) Quweira Solar Power Plant in the Kingdom of ......read more
Dubai – 26 April 2018:
Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Thiab Al-Rashidi, Deputy Consul General of Korea Kim Yung Su, Indian Commercial Consul Binkaj Bukdkahi, Egyptian Commercial Representative Dr Yunan Edward, Canadian ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action
Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed has launched a new Foundation for the conservation of raptors with a $20 million endowment and has committed initial seed funding of $1 million to tackle the major issue of electrocution of falcons. The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation, will fund and execute raptor conservation projects in collaboration with ......read more
Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels
Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress
Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing countries
Lamia Abdulaziz Khan: “Providing access to high quality education for girls will have a sustainable impact on the cultural, social, health and economic aspects of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 – Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with customers and attending to their demands. The training program keep EPG’s values of Customer Happiness, Excellence and Innovation, Transparency, Teamwork, Integrity at the forefront.
This ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 25 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has officially inaugurated its Saif Al Ashram residential and commercial endowment project in Al Satwa area in Dubai. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, Mohannad Saif Abdul Rahman Al Ashram, His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF, as well as several officials from the Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Ali Al ......read more
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched a wide range of applications and services for online inquiries and payments in line with its ongoing smart transformation and innovation initiatives. The newly introduced applications and services are going to provide the greatest convenience, flexibility and speed in providing services to customers in line with the Smart Dubai Initiative’s goals and in response to the directives of the wise leadership to make Dubai the happiest city in the world.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “In DMCA, we make every effort to ......read more
UAE, April 24, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently presented its success story to a group of visiting high-level Ethiopian delegates. The delegation was briefed on the best practices adopted by the Emirate of Dubai in developing legislation that is capable of addressing the present needs and looking ahead to future challenges. H.E. Mohammed Jumaa Al Suwaidi, SLC Assistant Secretary General, received the delegation and discussed means of strengthening strategic cooperation in the legislative and legal fields, in line with ......read more
Highlights to include session exploring values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April, 2018: A host of leading intellectuals, academicians and decision-makers will discuss key issues that dominate today’s cultural landscape at the Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon set to run on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018.
Organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, the fastest-growing book fair in the MENA region will take place from 25 April to 1 May at the Abu Dhabi ......read more
Al Mansouri: Sukuk issuances will increase nominally in the coming years
Kazim: International trust in Dubai has boosted uptake of Islamic financing tools
Al Awar: Sukuk is an ideal financing tool to support sustainable development projects
Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2018 – Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today announced its collaboration with Nasdaq Dubai to design and implement new initiatives that complement Dubai’s success in emerging as a leading global sukuk-listing hub.
The announcement was made at a session to present ......read more
To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation
Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the nation’s Founding Father at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the largest travel trade show in the region. The unique mix between tradition and state-of-the-art technology is already drawing an influx of ......read more
The course will be held over two days and target real estate sector employees who wish to develop their skills
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2018: The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is organising an exclusive executive course from Harvard University focusing on strategic management and innovation in the real estate sector.
The two-day course will be held at the Institute's headquarters at DLD.
Mahmoud El Burai, CEO of DREI, said: “We are pleased to announce the strategic management ......read more
His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul
City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 April, 2018: His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) financed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City Housing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018: The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones.
The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.
The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during his meeting with a number of Dubai Officials on stimulating the national economy and promoting investment ......read more