Fourth edition of camel trek will take six men and nine women from 10 countries in a journey back in time
DUBAI, 18th January 2018: A caravan of camel riders from diverse cultures embarked for the first time from the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Abu Dhabi, a harsh desert area in the far south of the UAE yesterday (17th January 2018) morning, in their journey to live an extraordinary experience of real Emirati heritage.
The 15 participants in the fourth edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ received training in camel riding by the organizers Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), before embarking on what has become the flagship event in HHC’s annual program. The camel caravan camped overnight in the Western region of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday before setting off across the world’s largest uninterrupted sand ......read more
Thani Al Zeyoudi and Shamma Al Mazrui discuss sustainable future with the youth
27 entrepreneurs take the stand at CLIX and present their innovative proposals to potential investors
Al Zeyoudi: CLIX is an out-of-the-box solution for the limited funding of climate innovations
UAE entrepreneurs lead the entries in CLIX, reaffirming the country’s success in creating an environment conducive to achieving its sustainability goals
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 18, 2018 – The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) kicked off on Tuesday, January 16, at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, running from January 15 to 18, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. CLIX is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and is hosting 27 entrepreneurs and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 17, 2018: The EcoWASTE Exhibition today inaugurated the Waste Management Solutions Forum, a premium event that gathers solutions providers and municipalities to discuss sustainable waste management strategies.
Eng. Saif Mohamed AlShara, Assistant Undersecretary, Sustainable Communities Sector, UAE delivered the opening address, highlighting the role of waste management in creating sustainable environments. Following his address, Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, Acting General Manager, Tadweer (The Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi) delivered the keynote speech, highlighting Abu Dhabi’s waste management strategy.
With a future-centric agenda committed to advancing sustainable waste management and recycling across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA the fifth edition of EcoWASTE ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16th, January 2018: Dubai Customs is all geared up to launch its 1st UAE Customs Week 2018 from 21 to 25 January, following and building on the success of the last two editions of Dubai Customs Week.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that the week is an opportunity to engage all segments of society in supporting and learning about customs work.
“It’s very important to help everyone learn the essential role customs departments in the UAE play to sustain economic growth and protect the country. This will help us serve our clients in a better way to achieve better growth following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 16 January, 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for a group of more than 40 Minors, mothers, and Foundation officials.
In line with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the initiative aimed to contribute to fulfilling the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to provide a nurturing environment for orphans through developing the alternative family care system.
The Foundation has organized multiple umrah trips for minors under its care as part of its annual plan for the past nine years. The latest seven-day trip comprised visits to the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as guided tours of historical ......read more
Water storage recovery strategy to become blueprint for world’s desert zones
Abu Dhabi: 16 January 2018: Abu Dhabi today unveiled the world’s largest reserve of high quality desalinated water, se-cured in a network of 315 recovery wells lying up to 80 meters below the Liwa Desert. The wells are fed by one of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) longest water pipeline networks which runs the water from Shuweihat desalination plant at a rate of 7 million imperial gallons (ap-prox. 32,000 m3) / day over 27 months.
The reserve, which has at its core an infiltration and recovery system sitting atop a natural fresh water underground aquifer, was first investigated in 2002 and has been extensively researched by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). The project was undertaken as a collaborative venture between ......read more
Unique initiative sets the pace in advancing research in an emerging field of science and technology
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018: With global water security posing an increasingly urgent challenge, an international effort is underway to seek new ways of replenishing potable ground water and increasing existing water reserves.
The scale of the problem is illustrated by the World Health Organization’s estimate that at present, 844 million people lack access to a basic drinking water service and that half of the world’s population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025.
Unlocking the potential of scientific and technological innovation holds the key to sustainable water security. As part of the global efforts in this direction, the UAE has launched an initiative that has drawn international ......read more
ADSW visitors can experience a first-hand new public mobility solution developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and Hafilat Industry
New zero-emissions bus designed specifically for hot climates, with 150km range per charge
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018.
A template for future sustainable public transport solutions, the working prototype was jointly developed by Masdar and Abu Dhabi-based Hafilat Industry in collaboration with the Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Technology partner Siemens provided the bus’s engine giving the vehicle a range of 150 kilometres per charge while minimising the size and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 January 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General, Dubai Information Department visited du’s stand at CABSAT 2018 (#ZB2-A70) today. His Highness was received by Ahmed Al Muhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV Service Operations, and other representatives of the company’s senior management, who briefed him on how du is empowering its customers in the UAE with the latest in broadcasting technology. His Highness was also taken on a dynamic VR experience of du’s broadcast and media services at the telco’s stand.
During the event, the telco is demonstrating its managed broadcast and media services, and its integrated suite of satellite, fibre networks, media asset management and over-the-top (OTT) solutions for high quality management and ......read more
Bee’ah is the first organization to order Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East
50 electric Tesla Semi trucks will arrive on UAE roads from 2020
Bee’ah is also bringing Tesla’s world-leading Powerpack Battery Technology to its state-of-the-art net zero energy headquarter
The investment supports Bee’ah’s aim to be a holistic environmental management company
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - January 14, 2018: In line with its efforts to provide a better quality of life in the Middle East, Bee’ah, the region’s fastest growing environmental management company, has underscored its unshakeable vision for sustainability by purchasing the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. The announcement was made in-line with Bee’ah’s participation at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: The plight of Syrian refugees has been dominating news headlines for many months now. Every social media platform broadcasts haunting images of their sad plight, especially those of women and children, who inevitably suffer the most. Feeling sorry for them is no longer the solution and it is imperative that each and every member of civil society takes steps to alleviate their suffering as they have every right to a life of dignity like all of us.
Youth organisation, Green Hope Foundation, believes in turning words into action and we decided to bring smiles to the faces of Syrian refugee children living in camps in Lebanon close to the border. We wanted this New Year to be very special for these children and with the help of our members collected a large consignment of clothes, woollens , books , ......read more
Three innovative projects seek to advance knowledge related toof rain and weather phenomena
Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018: It is estimated that nearly three billion people around across the world globe are currently affected by water shortages. The dramatic scale of the challenge problem faced, which affects people living across all seven continents, is further illustratedunderscored by the fact that one out of every six people in the world today does not have regular access to clean drinking water.
Among As one of the many potential answers to this pressing sustainability challenge, the UAE has launched an initiative that stands out for its unique and innovative potential approach toin addressing the pressing challenges enhancing of water security.
The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement ......read more
AED 5b trade between Dubai and Canada
Dubai, UAE, 13th January 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Canada and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Canadian diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs experise to the world” said Musabih. “Canada is an important trade partner to Dubai. The total value of mutual non-oil trade in the first nine months in 2017 was AED 5b. Imports had the lion’s share with AED 4.4b, followed by re-exports with AED 361m and exports with AED ......read more
11 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Krypto Labs has been named as the Strategic Partner for the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, organisers of the event announced today. As the strategic partner for CLIX, Krypto Labs will highlight its facilities and services available to innovators and start-ups, as well as forming part of the judging panel, between January 15 – 18.
With the UAE being home to 42% of the region’s 3,000 start-ups, the partnership between Krypto Labs and CLIX will bolster the growing entrepreneurial and innovation landscape in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Krypto Labs is a global incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking early stage start-ups. Krypto Labs provides innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world ......read more
Dubai – 07 January 2018: HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received the Azerbaijani outgoing Consul General Parvez Ismayilzada in the presence of Alnoor Aleef, Azerbaijani Commercial Representative. He thanked Zada for his dedicated service in Dubai, and the meeting agenda included a discussion on the aspects of cooperation, trade growth opportunities and exchanging Customs experiences between Dubai and Azerbaijan.
Musabih pointed out trade with Azerbaikan has seen considerable growth in the last few years. Trade with Azerbaijan in the first 9 months of 2017 rose to AED 679m divided into imports with AED 4.3m, exports with AED 133.4m, and re-exports with AED 541.4m.
“We work towards enhancing mutual trade by facilitating customs services for Azerbaijani traders and investors. ......read more
UAE, January 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently launched the ‘Art for Health’ competition to raise awareness on lifestyle-related medical conditions and tap into young people’s creativity and innovativeness, to help address the growing health issues in the country. The competition seeks to help realize the objective of UAE Vision 2021 aimed at building a world-class health sector with robust preventive measures to reduce the cases of lifestyle-related diseases in the nation such as obesity, heart ailment, and diabetes.
To establish a globally accepted local health system, H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said the “Ministry is continuously strengthening its preventive measures, launching programs reducing lifestyle-related diseases; and ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 January, 2018 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is finalising preparations to host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 and its co-located events including World Future Energy Summit (WFES), International Water Summit (IWS), Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony, the eighth session of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, and the EcoWASTE exhibition.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ADSW is the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East and one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. Set to run from 13 to 20 January 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, its upcoming edition, themed ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 4 January, 2018 – Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N8, in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that led to destroying more than 150,000 chickens, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures:
Banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from the Netherlands.
Banned the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products and table eggs from the Flevoland province.
However, thermally treated poultry products (meat and eggs) from all parts of the Netherlands have been cleared for import.
His ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: Youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , ushered in the new year with a conservation action campaign to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem which dot our coasts.The UAE has an extensive network of coastal mangroves which are under threat due to littering and pollution. Beachgoers leave behind tonnes of trash which get swept out to the mangroves, choking their roots and killing them. The fish, turtles and birds which live amongst these mangroves also die after ingesting this litter. Since these mangroves are located off the coast, away from public view, local residents are unaware of the impact their littering has. To address this issue members of Green Hope have been working to raise community awareness and organizing cleanup actions to rid the mangroves of their litter.
This ......read more
Tayeb Al-Rais: Donation complements previous contribution of AED20 million reiterating donor’s confidence in the Foundation’s humanitarian efforts
Dubai-UAE: 2 January, 2018 - Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has received its first donation of AED5 million from a benevolent Emirati lady donor, Mrs Dawlat Mahmoud Al Mahmoud. Mrs Al Mahmoud’s donations were presented on behalf of her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash and herself.
The donation complements her previous contribution of AED20 million last October 2017 towards the establishment of AMAF’s first-ever education endowment that seeks to finance the higher education of minors and orphans under the Foundation’s care. In a gesture of appreciation to the ......read more
Dubai – 28 December 2018: Dubai Customs concludes its Year of Giving with an agreement with Dar Al Ber Society to build Martyer Mosque in Niger. The building will be financed from donations of Dubai Customs’ employees which reflects the great noble values that the UAE community stands for.
The agreement was signed at Dar Al Ber main office by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Hisham Ali Al Hashimi, Deputy Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. The agreement will see the Society carry out the building of the mosque and deliver to Dubai Customs in a year and half time. The mosque’s area will be 2,500 m2 and will have room for 800 worshippers.
Dubai Customs has carried out more than 40 charity and voluntary initiatives that targeted 30,000 people in ......read more
December 27, 2017, Dubai, UAE; - Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. Customers can now avail of these services when renewing their Post Office Box subscriptions. EPG encourages customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 31st January 2018.
“Emirates Post Group is constantly looking at strengthening its products and services. Ensuring that our offerings combine convenience and efficiency echoes the wants and needs of our customers,” said Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer of EPG. “We are investing in our outbound and inbound postal and logistical solutions to provide value-added services that will support individuals as well as the operational needs of ......read more
ENEC offers visitors a range of educational activities to learn about peaceful nuclear energy
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has sponsored and partnered with the Al Dhafra Festival, taking place in Madinat Zayed, in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, until 28 December. This initiative comes as a part of ENEC’s continued efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra Region and the achievement of the Abu Dhabi Plan.
Held 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 Al Dhafra Festival is organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee to promote Emirati heritage and preserve the UAE’s ......read more
Dubai, December 24, 2017: As part of Nikai’s yearly CSR endeavors, Mr. Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of the Nikai group of companies, has recently adopted a classroom of the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones in Dubai, providing various materials and equipment to students with varied ability levels. Nikai has committed to donate Assistive Technology Equipment to Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in Dubai.
The group decided to give the charitable donations that will be used for the benefit of students in both the Centers, in line with the Government’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative announced by the UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Along with the donations, Mr. Shahdadpuri also presented the Best Teacher’s Award to Ms. Sonia Creado of Al Noor ......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 Ministry of Economy and DED, Abu Dhabi, are proud to announce the launch of the “TIP Healthcare Awards”.
The TIP Healthcare Awards aim to establish a sustainable world-class platform to encourage quality and competitive, healthcare ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017: Emirates Post Group has directed individuals and companies not to deal with persons and unauthorized companies to perform courier activities, and instructed companies to abide by laws and regulations to avoid penalties stipulated in Federal Law No. 3/2013. The Group has recently identified such companies which violations the laws of courier services.
Article 27 of the Federal Law No. 3/2013 provides for that:
Any person committing any of the following acts must be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one year and not more than two ......read more
Dubai – 17 Oct 2017: In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system (by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.
Dubai Customs has become the first government Department in the world to get this seven-star rating. The new rating will be granted to Dubai Customs in the 31st Ideas UK award ceremony which will be held in Stratford ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017: Surge, a global non-profit organisation delivering safe and sustainable water and sanitation projects, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) have begun a water conservation awareness campaign in schools across the UAE. This educational programme is a cooperation between the organisations to educate junior and primary government and private school students about sustainability issues and create a new generation of water conscious citizens.
The Gulf region is one of the world’s most water scarce ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 October, 2017: The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 regulating the handling, trading, marketing and circulation of veterinary products considering its direct impact on animal and public health, as well as the environment at large.
The federal law will come into effect from the date of its publication in the UAE Official Gazette. Details of the executive regulations stipulated by the law will be issued within six months from the date of law issuance.
The move emphasizes the critical role of ......read more
UAE, October 16, 2017- The 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman, themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, is set to take place on November 1 and 2, 2017 at the Emirates Hospitality Center in Ajman, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council. The two-day forum is held with the support from the UAE Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.
The first day of the forum will have three sessions, kicking off with the opening ......read more
UAE, October 15, 2017 - The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has revealed the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Economic Cities Authority (ECA) that is aimed towards developing proposals and suggestions that can help drive in more potential foreign investments to the Gulf region. The MoU was signed by H.E Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, and Muhanud Hilal, Secretary-General, ECA, in a formal signing ceremony held at King Abdullah Economic City.
According to DAFZA, the MoU is aimed towards ......read more
Sharjah, October 14, 2017: Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) participated in the GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2017 in Sharjah, organised by the Sharjah eGovernment under the slogan "History and Communication".
HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, emphasised that the Authority was keen to participate in GITEX Technology Week for the fourth year in a row based on the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
Al ......read more
UAE, October 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention requires all health professionals and medical students in the country to refrain from wearing their lab coats outside hospitals and universities to avoid the spread of pathogenic microbes inside and outside their facilities, and that is in line with the directives of the World Health Organization and the international organizations related with the prevention of infectious diseases. The circular urged the directors of the medical districts, directors of governmental and private medical establishments as well as the deans of medical ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2017: The fourth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 will highlight the importance of smart cities in the transition towards the green economy. This is an endeavour to design ‘smart’ approaches, which ensure that cities, will be optimised for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact reduction and a good urban life.
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 24-25 October 2017 at Dubai International ......read more
UAE, October 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) reported its successful participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, that will conclude today (October 12, 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During their presence at the event, the Ministry's stand was able to attract a large number of visitors and participants wanting to learn more about MOHAP's diverse portfolio of innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions that have been ......read more
UAE, October 12, 2017 – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is partnering with Dell EMC initiating a landmark project titled “DAFZA Cloud”. This collaboration aims to power the ambitious vision to provide transformative ICT services to all stakeholders.
In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DAFZA’s strategy is geared towards leveraging frontline ICT solutions to develop and deliver innovative accelerated digital services and achieve unparalleled ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 12, 2017: Under the slogan ‘Together … Forever,’ the UAE-Saudi Business Forum was held yesterday (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Excellency H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment in KSA. The event saw the participation of more than 1,000 officials, investors and entrepreneurs coming from the two countries.
The forum, which was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, included three sessions that covered key discussions on the ......read more
UAE, October 11, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a series of health awareness initiatives highlighting the causes and risks of obesity in several government offices and shopping centers in the Northern Emirates as part of the World Obesity Day, themed ‘Treat Obesity Now and Avoid Consequences Later’. The events were aimed at raising community awareness regarding the risks associated with obesity such as heart disease, joints and varicose veins, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health hazards.
The events were held in the presence of ......read more
October 11, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has today (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation. The workshop updated the local maritime community on the latest developments in maritime technology to support ongoing efforts to build a safe and sustainable maritime sector. It was organized as part of a strategic partnership with DNV GL, the world’s leading classification ......read more
UAE, October 11, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' which is part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities. The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) till October 12, 2017.
His Excellency Awad ......read more
UAE, October 10, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched its ‘ClinicalKey’ service during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The newly introduced service is part of the Ministry’s smart initiatives developed to bring customer happiness and satisfaction. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said the Ministry focuses on the provision of comprehensive and integrated healthcare services; health information system development; implementation of ......read more
October 10, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Germany’s Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland and Canada’s Vancouver International Maritime Cluster as part of its efforts to develop more strategic partnerships with the world's leading maritime clusters. The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency (H.E.) Hamad Buamim, Director General of Dubai Chamber, which played an active role in the communication between the Hamburg office and the ......read more
UAE, October 10, 2017 - As part of its effort to continuously enhance the National Immunization Program including School Health vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the second dose of varicella vaccine will be administered to students effective this academic year 2017-2018. The announcement was made during a workshop in Dubai attended by Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, Director of Preventive Medicine Department and Executive Manager of Happiness and Positivity; Dr Laila Al Jasmi, Head of Immunization Section; Dr. Najla Sajwani, Head of School Health Section; ......read more
Partnership Aims to Raise Awareness, Garner Support for Endowment through Club’s Events
Dubai-UAE: 10 October, 2017: The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Camel Racing Club to enhance cooperation with a focus on raising awareness about the important role of endowment in social development.
Ahmad Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department signed the agreement at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai with Abdulla Faraj Abdulla, Director, Marketing Partnerships & ......read more
UAE, October 9, 2017- As part of its leading initiatives to develop innovative electronic registration and pharmaceutical control systems, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the launch of its ‘Electronic Import System’ at GITEX Technology Week 2017 set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12, 2017.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector, stated that the Ministry is planning to roll out a bundle of innovative health services and sustainable smart ......read more
UAE, October 9, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has witnessed a high turnout at its stand during GITEX Technology Week 2017. DAFZA showcased its e-transformation projects based on the latest technologies, which are aimed at supporting Dubai Smart City strategy through continuous efforts, initiatives and agreements with various government and non-government entities.
DAFZA revealed its new projects that are committed towards providing customers with leading digital experiences through its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system that has been developed in ......read more
October 9, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda, one of the world’s leading gatherings of elite maritime industry leaders, will kick off tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The summit will serve as a global platform for maritime stakeholders to explore opportunities, challenges, and the future of the global industry. The discussions will focus on the current and future status of the local and global maritime clusters, as well as ......read more
Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our First Cycle awardees have taken multiple approaches for rain enhancement technology that will establish UAE as a global leader for science research in water security”
Visit focused on Dr. Linda Zou’s award-winning research at Masdar Institute to develop more effective cloud seeding materials using nanotechnology
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 October 2017: The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science’s Strategic Direction Committee (SDC) visited Masdar Institute to assess the positive outcomes recorded from the university’s ......read more
UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a patient smart portal – Al Malaf system during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is being held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
According to His Excellency (H.E.) Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, MOHAP, the new smart patient portal system is an essential new ......read more
UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has formally unveiled the latest ‘Patient Education’ feature of the ‘Wareed’ healthcare system during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which began on October 8, 2017 at the Dubai Center World Trade. The newly launched feature aims to promote the concept of active patient participation and motivation, giving them a better understanding of their health. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, shed light on the Ministry's efforts to fully optimize ......read more
Law amends certain provisions of Federal Law No. (10) of 2002
Dubai-UAE: 8 October, 2017: The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Federal Law No. (8) of 2017, amending certain provisions of the Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 concerning the practice of the veterinary medicine profession.
The move aims to regulate the field of veterinary medicine and support services, enhance the efficiency of the profession in line with best practices and international standards, and safeguard the health of livestock and other animals in the ......read more
In cooperation with Emirates Auction, featuring a category 3 (No. 77)
Sharjah, 8th of October 2017: The General Directorate of the Sharjah Police has launched an electronic auction for 150 specialized category 3 license plate numbers for private cars. This move comes in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in organizing and managing public and online auctions in the Middle East.
The auction, launched by the Sharjah Police and initiated by Emirates Auction, was launched last evening via the Emirates Auction website; and features a single two-digit license plate ......read more
Sharjah, October 8, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, taking place from 1 to 4 October. Meetings were held with tourism industry professionals and representatives of major travel and tourism companies in the cities of Kuwait, Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah during the tour as well as a number of workshops.
The workshops attracted more than 400 participants from tourism and travel companies, media professionals and media organizations in the four cities. ......read more
The UAE-Japan SME Platform was officially inaugurated in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday, October 8, 2017) in the presence of H.E. Engr. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and H.E. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
The platform will support bilateral efforts to develop the vital small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. It was formed under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2017 concerning innovation ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017 - In the esteemed presence of HE Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy and Licensing sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with GlobalPharma – A Sanofi Company, to maintain a strategic inventory of medicines, to be utilized in case of crisis. The initiative is in alignment with the UAE federal government’s decision to make sure that all sectors are fully prepared to face emergencies or critical situations at all times.
The signing ceremony was ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will participate in the upcoming GITEX Technology Week 2017, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12. MOHAP aims to offer innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions intended to bring happiness to customers while improving quality and efficiency, in accordance with its strategy towards the future of healthcare.
H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry's participation at GITEX Week under the UAE Smart ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is participating in the 37th GITEX Technology Week to showcase major updates on its initiatives aimed at bringing foreign investor experiences in the free zone to increase levels of efficiency, speed and excellence. The move forms part of the freezone’s efforts to attract foreign investments to Dubai and is in line with the DAFZA Innovation Strategy which seeks to produce one of the most innovative freezones in the world.
DAFZA’s GITEX pavilion this year will showcase a group of smart innovative ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) launched the ‘Innovation Quay’ initiative today (October 7, 2017) to enhance the local maritime cluster’s competitiveness and make Dubai one of the leading maritime capitals in the world. The leading initiative is tapping into innovative ideas and technological innovations to strengthen the maritime sector and its components in line with the UAE’s economic diversification policy and as part of its preparations for a post-oil era. The ‘Innovation Quay’ aims to provide integrated services and exceptional opportunities ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), stressed on the importance of utilizing innovation in the move to explore the future of the UAE’s maritime sector, during a meeting he conducted with the country’s top port officials. He encouraged the port managers to play a lead role in the move to discover opportunities and challenges—tapping onto creativity and innovation for the development and implementation of ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017– The Dubai Courts announced that it has started implementing the decision to transfer inquiry services for labor-related cases and their verdicts through authorized external customer service centers. The new system was enforced following the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; and in line with the Dubai Courts’ strategic objectives to optimize time and efforts for customers to complete legal and judicial transactions at the Dubai Courts and reduce the number of customers by ......read more
In coordination with Dubai Civil Defense - Al Karama Center
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: Emirates Post Group has carried out mock evacuation and firefighting procedure in Dubai Central Post Office in coordination with Directorate General of Civil Defense Dubai - Al Karama Center and Dubai Police General Headquarters with participation of Dubai Customs staff of Dubai Central Post Office.
HE Abdullah Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, thanked the Civil Defense Department in Dubai - Al Karama Center for their permanent cooperation with all government and societal ......read more
Endowment to offer Annual University Scholarships to Outstanding Orphans and Minors under AMAF’s Care
Dubai-UAE: 5 October 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the establishment of its first-ever education endowment, jointly set up under the names of Dawlat Mahmood Al Mahmoud and her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash with a donation of AED20 million. Annual revenues from the endowment will finance the university education of minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.
The education endowment is the largest of its kind ......read more
UAE, 5 October 2017- The Department of Economic Development (DED) – Ajman will host on November 1, 2017 the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum at the Emirates Hospitality Center (EHC) in Ajman. To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council of the Union, the two-day forum under the theme ‘Overseeing the future in light of new economic changes’ will take place in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Eng. Sultan bin ......read more
UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding a pediatric specialty consultation program that aims to provide clinical and educational services to hospitals under the Ministry. Through the ‘Visiting Consultants Program,’ MOHAP intends to bring the expertise of CHOP physicians to patients at MOHAP hospitals.
“The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates is dedicated to providing quality care for our ......read more
The Ministry of Economy discussed prospects for enhancing cooperation and developing working relations in financial services and blockchain technologies during a meeting with specialized American companies led by Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. H.E. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, received the US trade delegation at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The meeting was attended by Hind Al Youha, Director for the Investment Department; Dr. Matar Al Ali, Director of Industrial and Information Management ......read more
UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) is set to unveil 13 new e-services during its participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of services represent the second installment of the department's '50 Electronic Smart Services' initiative, which aims to launch 50 new e-services by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The move ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017: Emirates Airline, the Airbus Foundation and the NGO Welthungerhilfe have joined forces to bring emergency shelter items from Hamburg, Germany, to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai, UAE.
The aircraft, which is the 98th A380 to join the airline’s fleet, carried 1,020 tarpaulins and ropes required for the immediate first needs alleviation after a humanitarian crisis. The goods are among the ten most needed items in immediate humanitarian aid and will support 500 families. The tarpaulins and ropes can be used ......read more
UAE, October 3, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the annual national campaign for early detection of breast and cervical cancers which will take place until November 2, 2017. This year’s initiative was rolled out in conjunction with the 21st anniversary of the National Program for Early Examination of Breast Cancer launched in 1996.
The campaign aims to raise awareness; educate and provide information on the importance of early detection of breast and cervical cancers; highlight prevention methods and risk factors; underscore the significance of early ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is showcasing the local maritime industry potentials, amid international recognition of Dubai’s maritime competitive advantages, and status as one of the world’s leading maritime centers during the opening of the ongoing INMEX SMM India. The prestigious event being held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre will run until October 5, 2017.
As part of the objectives of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy, the DMCA is participating in the trade show along with DP World, Drydocks World-Dubai, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, and the ......read more
The Summit will unlock ways and means to tout green finance
Dubai, UAE, 03 October 2017: In an endeavour to step up support for green financing and to leverage innovative finance mechanisms, the fourth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017, set to be held on 24-25 October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will highlight the role of financing and investment solutions in the transformation towards the green economy. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ......read more
Endowment earmarked for Kafa’at, Think Science programmes
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership stresses importance of youth empowerment in achieving long-term vision of UAE”
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 October, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today formalised a financial endowment to Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation established by the Government of Abu Dhabi to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to further drive youth welfare efforts across the ......read more
Sharjah, October 1, 2017- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has inaugurated its new East Coast office and tourism information center in Khorfakkan, one of the emirate’s attractions for local, regional, and international visitors. The opening, which coincided with the global celebration of World Tourism Day, was held in the presence of Sheikh Saeed bin Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Chief of Emiri Court in Khorfakkan; His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, SCTDA Chairman, along with various representatives of government departments from the East Coast ......read more
UAE, October 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention announced the details of the Visiting Doctors program, which will take place in the month of October 2017. Through the program, visiting doctors will provide consultations and diagnostic and therapeutic services to the Al Qassimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital in Sharjah, Obaidallah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. Services offered will focus on cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, neurosurgery, and pediatric pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and neurology.
Visiting doctors will include Dr. ......read more
UAE, October 1, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Department of Health Education and Promotion, has launched the ‘Healthy and Positive Work Environment’ initiative in ceremony held at the headquarters of the Dubai Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). The initiative provides public employees from 10 government agencies with the right information and skills to help establish healthy habits and change their perceptions towards healthy meals, while building a work environment that is supportive of a healthy lifestyle.
Several ......read more
Dubai Government Excellence Program marks another success with its annual forum
Dubai, 1 October 2017: The Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has announced that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be the main sponsor of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, an annual knowledge-sharing platform held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organized by The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, the forum will take place from 7-8 November ......read more