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    HR holds the key to driving innovation and digital transformation in UAE's public sector

    Giving HR a seat at the executive table is vital to meeting digital workplace needs Abu Dhabi, 15 July 2018:   The global HR tech industry is worth an estimated USD 400 billion, according to Bersin by Deloitte. The Middle East contributes a sizeable and growing share to the global market, and increasingly, uptake of HR tech solutions in the region is being driven by public sector organizations looking to transition into the digital age and build organizations of the future, with GCC states such as the UAE leading the charge. However, for government and public entities in the UAE to adequately prepare their organizations for the workforce of the future, they might need to assign a larger role for HR in driving and managing the transformation strategy. “To support the implementation of Vision 2021 and the National ......read more

    PCFC and GDRFA helped 511 employees tie the knot over last 7 years

    Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) reinforced its continual efforts towards more social cohesion through the mass wedding initiative which it has organized consecutively for the last seven years.   It is part of PCFC’s efforts to promote happiness, and to help families and couples with the wedding expenses and the start of their lives. The initiative, which is held in partnership with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has seen increasing number of beneficiaries during the last seven years which involved 511 employees. The first mass wedding started in 2011 and involved 53 employees. In 2018, a total of 127 employees tied the knot in an impressive grand mass wedding. These mass weddings saw the birth of 137 babies so ......read more

    Outstanding Guide programme launched by Sharjah Museums Authority

    Girl Guides to tour museums as part of  week-long training programme. Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme. Sharjah, July 11, 2018:  The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic sites and to discover what it takes to become an expert museum guide. Organised by the SMA, for the 9th consecutive year, the week-long programme ‘The Outstanding Guide’ collaborates with Sharjah Girl Guides with the aim to teach up to 30 girls aged between 8 and 11 years old the important role museums play in the local community and provide them with a fun and educational activity during the school summer holidays. Beginning ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 28.3% growth in total membership during first half of 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The increase in membership reflects the growing desire of the emirate’s business women to benefit from the initiatives and services that the council organizes, and highlights the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and in enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market. The council announced that it had organized 31 workshops and seminars during the first half of the year. 900 participants ......read more

    Planning for life and dealing with death – how legal tolerance in the UAE offers a more secure future By Sean Hird

    DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.  Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.  But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or in downtown Abu Dhabi. And in the past week, another key piece of that structure has been lowered into place. This critical building block is the UAE’s announcement that widows and female divorcees will now be issued with a year-long visa, requiring no sponsor, on the completion of their divorce or the death of their husband. For many of the country’s hundreds of thousands of female foreign residents who rely on their husband for ......read more

    Emirates Post Group supports ‘My Blood for My Country' initiative with blood donation drives

    Dubai, 09 July 2018:   Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive supports the “My Blood for My Country” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. "The campaign has received a positive response from our employees and customers," noted Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Post Group. "The drive is also aimed at reinforcing the values that the late Sheikh ......read more

    Dubai Cares honors philanthropist Sunny Varkey for fulfilling his AED 100 million commitment over 10 years

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018:   Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the global philanthropic organization’s efforts toward securing children's right to education. The high profile meeting also presented a strategic opportunity for both parties to discuss the impact of their long-lasting partnership on the lives of children, their families and their communities, as well as share their outlook for the philanthropic sector and the challenges that lie ahead. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg shed light on ......read more

    Director of Dubai Customs discusses fostering business with South Korean Consul General

    Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means of cooperation to promote mutual trade.  Musabih reaffirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation with the South Korean diplomatic mission, business council and Korean companies.  Dubai non-oil external trade with South Korea grew 8.4% in 2017 compared to 2016 to touch AED 27.43 billion. The value of imports reached AED 22.1 billion, while exports and re-exports amounted to AED 4.47 billion and AED 886 million ......read more

    Official Statement Issued Regarding Entry and Residency of Qatari Citizens

    Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    According to the MOFAIC’s statement, Qatari citizens who currently reside in the UAE are not required to apply for any permission to continue their residence in the country. However, they are encouraged to obtain a prior approval for re-entry into the country should they decide to depart. Qatari citizens overseas, seeking entry into the UAE must obtain entry clearance prior to ......read more

    ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum to Share Best Practices with Local and International Entities

    More than 300 attendees discussed strategy, performance management, innovation, business continuity, risk management and stakeholder management     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 July 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi City. The forum brought together more than 300 delegates representing a diverse range of Abu Dhabi governmental, semi-governmental entities and entities from outside the UAE to learn about the best practices used to develop, manage and implement the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, and how these can be applied to other sectors.   The forum is an integral component of ENEC’s ongoing efforts to support the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy by engaging with local stakeholders, driving growth, ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Teams Up with Key Partners to Deliver Unbeatable Deals in Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018

    In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events  Abu Dhabi, 4 July 2018:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with eight organisations in the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi to offer the best edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season.  The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED), Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events are all collaborating with DCT Abu Dhabi to offer visitors and residents a unique line-up of events and promotions to enjoy throughout the summer. HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Tourism Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: "We would like to thank our ......read more

    Linde and Evonik enter into strategic partnership for membrane-based natural gas processing

    Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  The technology company The Linde Group and the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries have concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement on the use of membranes for natural gas processing. The two companies will jointly promote membrane technology – Evonik on the membrane and polymer side and Linde’s Engineering Division as the system integrator for the complete membrane package units. Evonik’s established membrane technology will serve as the basis. The joint product will be marketed by Linde as the “HISELECT™ powered by Evonik” high-performance membrane package unit.   Tobias Keller, head of the Adsorption and Membrane Plants Product Line of Linde’s Engineering Division, says: “We’re delighted to be extending our successful collaboration ......read more

    AUS research team to convert organic wastes into soil amendments

    Sharjah, UAE. July 4, 2018:   Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project. Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and that is used worldwide to improve soil properties for plant growth. It can be produced from nearly any organic material. The AUS team will determine how to use many different organic materials to create designer biochars that have high water- and nutrient-holding capacities.  The AUS Biochar project is the first project that comprehensively investigates the conversion of many different organic waste ......read more

    Emirates BWC and NAMA Highlight the Need for Better Integration of Women in Economy at Kazakhstan's Global Silk Road Forum

    Farida Al Awadhi: Women are essential to the realisation of UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Plan 2071 Reem BinKaram: Women constitute 70% of university graduates in the UAE  Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  The Emirates Business Women Council (Emirates BWC) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have represented the UAE at the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk Road Countries “Global Silk Road”, which took place in Astana on July 2 and 3, marking the 20th anniversary of Astana becoming the capital of Kazakhstan. The two-day event presented these entities an opportunity to explore new ways to stimulate international cooperation in trade with a particular focus on the role of the Arab region situated at the intersection of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative (BRI) that connects Asia, ......read more

    Ideal Standard offers down-to-earth tips to save water at home

    Backed by water conservation technologies and products   Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  Water is a precious commodity and today, more than ever before, increasingly erratic weather patterns, population increases and changes in lifestyle have put pressure on our water supplies. Hence, it is important that we use water carefully. Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions,is a keen believerin taking practical steps nowthatwill ensure there is enough water to go around for years to come.   With building regulations now emphasising the importance of being green, water conservation has also become a vital factor in the final design of bathrooms. The fact is almost 49% of water used in a home is in the bathroom. Backed by its emphasis on revolutionary technologies Ideal Standard offers ......read more

    1.75m passengers used Hatta crossing last year

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  A total of 1.75m passengers travelled through the Hatta border crossing in 2017, and more than 152,000 declarations were carried out, and 3904 seizures.   Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management at Dubai Customs said that Hatta border crossing plays a major role in enhancing trade and passenger movement between Dubai and Oman and has become a main point for land transport. Al Muaini said that Hatta’s border is important due to the services and facilities it offers to passengers and traders, goods and trucks. “Hatta Border Post has become one of the most important border crossings linking UAE with Oman and Oman with the rest of the GCC region. Thanks to the most advanced services and the great facilities provided to passengers, dealing with this heavy ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund announces Financial Support for Lamsa

    Lamsa is the largest Arabic language children’s education app in the region To encourage youngsters to continue expanding their knowledge through new avenues of creativity, in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 2, 2018:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), operated by the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) explores funding in innovative businesses in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, education, health, water, technology and space. EDB today announced its financial support for Lamsa brand and platform for children. The first of its kind in the region, Lamsa delivers diverse interactive content focused on education and entertainment for children, overseen by Finnish experts in the fields of early childhood education.   The app’s ......read more

    Jafza and GDRFA simplify and speed up transactions for free zone companies

    Over 150,000 Jafza-based employees to benefit with visa transaction time cut to 24 hours Sultan Bin Sulayem : New phase of cooperation to enhance processes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd July 2018:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the region’s trade enabler and leading business hub, today signed a cooperation agreement with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to further simplify existing visa procedures and improve customer experience. Under the agreement, the GDRFA will provide enhanced services to companies operating in Jafza and the National Industries Park (NIP), both DP World subsidiaries, through the recently completed electronic link that will directly benefit more than 150,000 people working in over 7,500 Jafza-based companies. The time taken to process visas and ......read more

    PCFC discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018:  Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) augmented its partnership with trade and business groups in Dubai through an open dialogue with them in the quarterly Consultative Council organized recently.  The Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting was headed by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. The meeting was attended by heads of business groups, investors and businessmen in different economic sectors in Dubai, and Dubai Customs’ senior management including 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 ......read more

    Dubai Cares to host 10 editions of Volunteer Emirates in collaboration with Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs in Dubai

    In each of the 10 editions, volunteers will provide essential care and engaging in fun activities to positively impact children First edition took place today with the participation of 20 volunteers Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 June 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced that it will be hosting 10 editions of its popular local volunteering initiative, Volunteer Emirates, in collaboration with Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs in Dubai. The first edition took place today at the center that looks after children and young adults with severe physical and learning difficulties with the participation of 20 volunteers. The volunteers engaged with the students through story-telling, sports activities, games and assisting the teachers within the ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes a fitness and martial arts workshop

    Dubai – 30 June 2018:   Dubai Customs’ Training Center organized a two-day fitness workshop which was attended by 20 employees, a number of partners and people of determination from RAK Club. The sports workshop aimed at improving employees’ fitness and raising awareness around the importance of a healthy active lifestyle. The workshop was led by Haithum Al Zarouni from the Customs Intelligence Department.  Al Zarouni enlightened the participants with the best self-defense techniques and how to increase physical responses.  The end of the workshop saw the honouring of the participants, and everyone gets a shirt with the Year of Zayed 2018 logo on it.   In 2017 Dubai Customs organized 12 fitness workshops that targeted employees, partners and people of determination. The first ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop holds brainstorming sessions to help modernize its 'Strategic Plan for 2018-2021'

    UAE, 26 June 2018- Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully organized a brainstorming session recently to review its Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 and to discuss its vision to lead the vehicle maintenance services with high quality and efficiency. Held under the CEO of His Excellency (H.E.) Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwei, Executive Manager, DGW, the sessions saw the participation of all of its organizational units. During the event, attendees discussed how to form the future vision of DGW in the coming years--provide world class services to achieve customers' happiness while also exploring newer fields including maintenance of electric vehicles and self-driving technologies, which fall in line with Dubai's plans and its rapid development.  H.E. Al Mutaiwei stressed on the importance of working closely together to help ......read more

    UAE launches first-ever World Tolerance Summit to promote diversity through innovation

    WTS, an initiative of the International Institute of Tolerance, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, follows the announcement of the International Day of Tolerance and will be held from November 15-16, 2018 attracting global leaders to forge collaboration for productive pluralism UAE is the first country in the world to appoint Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, and the Future to promote cultural understanding, peace and tolerance among mankind World Tolerance Summit is an initiative of the International Institute for Tolerance, a think tank created to advise policies and promote the culture of tolerance. IIT was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai World Tolerance Summit to host government leaders, private ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes 6 training workshops to fight smuggling

    Dubai – 25 June 2018: Dubai Customs Training Center organized 6 training workshops during the first quarter of 2018 as part of its efforts to develop inspectors’ skills in combating smuggling and illegitimate trade. The courses targeted 100 officers who learnt about the latest methods of recognizing different types of drugs and chemical precursors and latest methods of combating smuggling.   Dr Shaikha Al Ghafiri, Director of Dubai Customs' Training Centre said:” Dubai Customs prevents illegitimate trade and smuggling of drugs and all restricted goods as part of its inherent strategy and values in supporting legitimate trade and Dubai as an international trade and tourism hub. For this we train our staff and hone their skills with workshops and courses to enable them better fight smuggling using the ......read more

    Dubai Customs makes 540 drug seizures from January to June

    Dubai – 25 June 2018:  Marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26 June, Dubai Customs announced its latest figures for drug seizures made in January to 22nd June.  It made 540 seizures: Coastal Customs Centre Management made 4 seizures, Air Customs Centre Management made 23 seizures, Land Customs Centre Management made 290 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centre Management made 7 seizures and Dubai Airport’s Passenger Operations Department made 216 seizures.  There were different types of restricted drugs seized including the tramadol and captagon pills.  Commenting on the latest figures released, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said:” Protecting our society ......read more

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    Ajman municipality to support repatriation of a body of an expert participated in its international environment conference

    Ajman, UAE, March 15, 2018:  AJMAN and Ukrainian Environmental expert who arrived in the country to participate in the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability” found dead in his room in the second of the conference which concluded on 7th March 2018. The deceased who was identified as Dr. Serjiy Lavrynenko, professor at Technical University Kh.P.I presented his paper on the first day of the conference on “Formation of Hierarchical Zink Oxide Nanostructures for solar Energy converters and Photovoltaic” and then ......read more

    ADNEC reveals completion of preparations and readiness to host Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018

    Abu Dhabi, March 14, 2018 /ADNEC/ The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed completion of its preparations to host the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018, the local edition of the Special Olympics World Games, which is the biggest humanitarian sporting event in the world. The event, which will be held from March 16 to March 20, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, falls in line with the continuing efforts to achieve the objectives set forth in UAE Vision 2021, that highlight full integration of people of determination into the community. This ......read more

    Dubai Land Department, DED cooperate to control and inspect real estate facilities

    Bin Ghalita: The memorandum consolidates cooperation between government institutions and strengthens confidence in Dubai’s real estate market Lootah: We are keen to provide an appropriate economic environment for competitive economic activity in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th March 2018:  In line with its commitment to integrating government agencies and harnessing all expertise to enhance trust among real estate investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai through ......read more

    Ministry of community development launches a number of initiatives and events during the UAE Month of Reading

    Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid highlights the importance of reading and education to a healthy and happy community Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2018:   Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa, Minister of Community Development for the UAE, highlighted the importance of a reading culture to the greater community as the Ministry of Community Development launched its UAE Month of Reading initiative, a comprehensive programme of events and initiatives aimed at maintaining an educated, cohesive and responsible society in the UAE.  The Ministry of Community ......read more

    SCTDA to participate at The Moscow International Travel &Tourism Exhibition 2018

    UAE, March 12, 2018- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is all set for its 19th participation at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) in a bid to promote Sharjah’s top tourist spots, attract more international visitors, and join the world's leading tourism and hospitality events. Running from March 13 to 15, 2018, the 25th edition of MITT will provide SCTDA with a global platform to highlight the emirate’s promotional plans to enhance its position as a leading family tourist destination and attract 10 million tourists by ......read more

    DED-Ajman and Ministry of Economy inspect major outlets in emirate to monitor prices of goods

    UAE, 12 March 2018 – A joint committee comprising representatives from the Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) and the Ministry of Economy recently made an inspection of major outlets in the emirate to check the prices of their goods. The campaign is part of DED-Ajman’s continuous efforts to monitor the application of the value added tax and ensure that all establishments will not abuse the law by unjustly raising the prices of their products. Part of the joint committee’s mandate is to investigate consumer complaints on high prices in shopping centers. ......read more

    UAE-Japan Business Forum concludes in Tokyo

    The UAE-Japan Business Forum recently concluded in Tokyo in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Kosaburo Nishime, Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. The event, which was held to discuss the further strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, was also attended by senior ranking UAE and Japanese officials that included Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); H.E. Khalid Omran Al Ameri, UAE Ambassador to Japan and H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al ......read more

    Dubai Investments reinforces innovation in education at Innovation Arabia

    Dubai, March 11, 2018:   Reinforcing its commitment to innovative knowledge-based societies and smart communities of the future, Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is participating in the Innovation Arabia Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.    Dubai Investments has taken centre stage at the exhibition through its subsidiaries MODUL University Dubai, University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] and the ‘Mirdif Hills’ project, being developed by Dubai Investments Real ......read more

    Dubai ranked amongst the world's top destinations for FDI in the real estate market

    UAE, Dubai, 11 March, 2018:  A new group of ‘Hybrid’ cities recorded by JLL as having clear attributes of either ‘Emerging World Cities’ or ‘New world Cities’, has placed Dubai among the world’s top destinations for FDI in the real estate market. In a new report by JLL titled, World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success, ‘Hybrid’ cities are best epitomised by Dubai.  Dubai has been making progress in improving real estate transparency and as a result has witnessed high levels of foreign investor activity in the last ......read more

    ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 closes on a high note, attracts record numbers of exhibitors and delegates

    Leading national security and resilience event consolidates its status as the most important gathering of its kind in the region INSR’s focus on AI and cybersecurity sets the agenda for practitioners, businesses and governments  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2018 –   The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) today concluded in the UAE capital, consolidating its status as the leading regional forum dedicated to homeland security.   The exhibition’s success is evident from ......read more

    G4S presents AR smart glasses technology at UAE security event

    Abu Dhabi – March 10, 2018:   G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, showcased augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the recently held International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which is a major boost to the security sector. G4S presented a range of innovative smart security solutions including electronic monitoring system for offenders. G4S also replicated a security control room to give attendees a look into the system that ensures security and is capable of handling emergency ......read more

    BUILD YOUR FUTURE: DC PRO ENGINEERING ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO CAPITALISE ON PROSPEROUS CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

    UAE-based engineering consultancy marks International Women’s Day by highlighting the importance of women to the industry Leading survey outlines opportunities available in thriving UAE construction sector DUBAI, MARCH 8, 2017:  DC PRO Engineering has marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by encouraging more women to take the lead in the region’s construction and engineering sector, insisting the booming industry needs them. According to recent findings of the Pinsent Masons’ GCC Construction Survey, overall sentiment in the region’s ......read more

    Dubai Customs commemorates 30th anniversary of the Harmonized System

    Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Dubai Customs joined the international customs community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Convention On this occasion, and in parallel with the World Customs Organization’s HS celebrations, the Tariff and Origin Department of DC  held an event commemorating thirty years of remarkable achievements and success stories since the launch of the HS convention in 1988.  “The Harmonized System is the universal nomenclature for international trade, and we highly value the ......read more

    Business France debuts inaugural FRANCE PAVILLION at OGWA 2018

    Leading French oil & gas companies to exhibit the latest sector innovations from  March 26th to the 28th in Muscat, Oman on Stand 4410 United Arab Emirates- March 7, 2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavillion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the Sultanate of Oman. A renowned list of leading French oil and gas companies will be represented in the pavilion extending the latest knowledge, technologies and business opportunities to the ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Establishes Four New Committees, Approves 2018 Budget at First Meeting of New Board of Directors

    Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2018 –   The Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the formation of four new committees – the Auditing and Governance Committee, the Charity Work Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Endowment Development Committee – with the aim of improving efficiency, governance, and transparency.  The announcement followed the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, established by Resolution No. 3 of 2018 that was issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown ......read more

    DHL partners with ‘Friends of Cancer Patients' to support cancer recovery in the UAE

    Dubai, 6th March 2018:  DHL, the world leader in express and logistics has extended their support through a logistical partnership with the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). As a logistical partner, DHL will transport shipments containing donated hair for wigs to selected locations in the UAE. Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah in the UAE.  The organization is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get ......read more

    DED Ajman starts CSR fee collection from companies and establishments

    UAE, March 6, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) has started collecting a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fee from companies and establishments applying for or renewing their commercial license. The move is in pursuant to Cabinet Resolution No. (2) of 2018 issued by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in February.  The DED-Ajman has begun collecting CSR fees since March 1, 2018. H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General of DED Ajman, said that CSR, which plays an important ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop celebrates its achievements during Annual Ceremony

    UAE, 6 March 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop hosted its Annual Ceremony, celebrating its 2017 achievements and honoring employees who played a key role in improving services and increasing costumers’ happiness and satisfaction. H.E. Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Executive Director of Dubai Government Workshop, praised the efforts of the Workshop team, and their commitment to highest standards of professionalism, excellence and transparency. He also praised their continuous efforts to overcome obstacles and difficulties, in line with the department’s vision of achieving ......read more

    Manafth and Jaheziya sign MOU for cooperation

    ABU DHABI, 6th March 2018:  The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones (Manafth) and Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City (Jaheziya) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in training programs related to safety, security and emergency. The MOU was signed today by Jasem Mohammed Alzaabi, General Manager of Manafath, and Ali Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Jaheziya, on the margins of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR 2018) currently taking place in Abu Dhabi. The MOU provides ......read more

    DED-Ajman invites customers to participate in the development of Tanazol & Elghaa services

    UAE, March 5, 2018 - Reaffirming its keenness to delight customers through developing and improving services, the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the hashtag #customers_journey_DED_Ajman to invite DED’s customers to participate in enhancing their Waiver (Tanazol)) and Cancelation (Elghaa) services. By visiting DED’s social media platforms, customers can now present ideas and distinguished solutions that can play a major role in simplifying procedures and achieving customers happiness. Mr. Ahmed Khair Al Baloushi, Director of Customer ......read more

    HIMSS Analytics Honors Two UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention Hospitals with Stage 6 Recognition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 5, 2018 – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that Al Dhaid Hospital and Al Baraha Hospital have achieved Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 award was presented to the hospitals during the EMRAM Awards Ceremony that was held at the annual HIMSS UAE eHealth Week in Dubai. "We are honored to receive the prestigious award, which marks our strategic commitment to provide clinicians with ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Serbian Ambassador to the UAE discuss ways on enhancing bilateral cooperation in the health sector

    UAE, 5 March, 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met HE Milos Perisic, the Serbian ambassador to the UAE, to discuss the possibility of further developing bilateral cooperation in the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences in the health sectors of both countries. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was also attended by Doctor Essa Bin Jakka Al Mansouri, Director, International Health Relations, MOHAP. The meeting focused on discussions on how ......read more

    Emirates Islamic Bank supports Rental Disputes Center initiatives

    Initiatives fall under ‘Yad Al Khair Committee’ in alignment with ‘Year of Zayed 2018’  [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2018]:   In line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) — the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD) — has received a generous donation of AED 500,000 from Emirates Islamic Bank to support insolvent tenants in rental claims disputes. The RDC has already set up the committee ......read more

    Transformative National Security Solutions for the 21st Century Take Centre Stage at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018

    Region’s definitive national security event gets underway at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 6 March  Microsoft named exhibition’s artificial intelligence partner   Event tackles security-related themes including innovation, artificial intelligence  Leading companies from 55 countries including US, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey and South Korea to showcase cutting-edge security solutions   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 March, 2018 –   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee conducts ‘Legislation and Innovation' course

    UAE, March 4, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has successfully conducted a legislative drafting training course for its legal staff entitled 'Legislation and Innovation', as part of the SLC’s endeavours to foster innovation in legislative work and enhance the SLC legal staff’s capabilities to draft viable, pioneering legislation and effective legal opinions that meet the requirements of sustainable development. The training course is aligned with the training strategy adopted by the SLC, which aims to train ......read more

    Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Releases its 2017 Results and Announces Key Achievements

    Increase of 25% in registered companies at DAFZA with multinational companies making up 36% of total number of companies in the freezone His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “Results confirm DAFZA’s position as one of the world’s most advanced and developed freezones” His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni: “A successful journey over the past two decades has positioned DAFZA among the best in the industry regionally and globally” DAFZA contributed 7% to Dubai's non-oil trade and 18% of total freezones trade in Dubai according to ......read more

    Dubai Police to Mark Inaugural Participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018

    Dubai Police to Mark Inaugural Participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 To showcase smart services at Stand No. 4100, Hall 4 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Co-located Major Events Safety and Security Summit and new Future of Policing forum to run in partnership with Dubai Police Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 01, 2018:  The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018), the definitive national security and resilience event in the MENA region, is set to welcome official delegations from Dubai Police over the three days of ......read more

    Pioneers of the environmental field in the world are presenting lectures at the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference

    Ajman environment conference to see seven global keynote experts Ajman, UAE, March 01, 2018:  The fifth edition of the Ajman International Environment Conference is to see seven keynote global environment researchers and experts out of 70 international lecturers to chip in the Summit. Dr. Michael D’Andrae (Adaptation to Climate Change) The list of keynote speakers includes Dr. Michael D’Andrae, Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, Toronto, Canada.  D’Andrae has more than 30 years of experience in municipal ......read more

    The Pearl Initiative, King Khalid Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Collaborate work to Boost Governance in Philanthropy in Gulf Region

    Pearl Initiative launches Governance in Philanthropy pilot in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation MoU signing with King Khalid Foundation Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018:   The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region, has launched its latest programme ‘Corporate Governance in the Philanthropic Sector’, with grant support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   The announcement comes ......read more

    Undersecretary of Ministry of Health and Prevention discusses collaborative efforts with Ambassador of Tajikistan in health sector

    UAE, February 27, 2018 - H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met with H.E. Bahodur Sharifi, Republic of Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss cooperation between their two countries in the health field. Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and Director of the International Health Relations, was present during the meeting.    At the beginning of the meeting, H.E. Dr. Al Olama received from the Tajik Ambassador an official invitation ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop takes part in celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018

    UAE, 27 February 2018– Dubai Government Workshop has launched a series of interactive activities falling in line with the celebration of UAE Innovation Month, which is being held in response to the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Government Workshop's participation demonstrates its recognition of innovation as a core value and a cornerstone in presenting high quality services--complementing the National Innovation Strategy aimed at supporting the objectives of UAE Vision ......read more

    Int'l Government Communication Forum to Reveal Secrets of Becoming a ‘Good Country'

    Distinguished British policy expert Simon Anholt will outline the role and importance of government communicators in enhancing global reputations Sharjah, 27 February 2018:  The International Government Communication Forum 2018 (IGCF) is to play host to distinguished British policy advisor Simon Anholt, who will be speaking on how nations can improve government communication practices to officially become a ‘Good Country’. Anholt is an independent consultant who has worked with many heads of states and governments over the past 20 years, developing and implementing ......read more

    HBMSU and Red Crescent in Dubai discuss cooperation opportunities in volunteerism and humanitarian works

    UAE, February 26, 2018 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently highlighted the importance of commitment to instill generosity and other positive values among the young generation and make them as role models in advancing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of raising the UAE’s reputation as a leading nation in promoting different aspects of humanitarian work. This statement came during a meeting with Mohammed Abdullah Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent in Dubai and accompanying delegation, who ......read more

    DMCA to showcase smart apps and platforms at Dubai International Boat Show 2018

    In line with its continuous smart transformation and innovation programs and in support of the UAE Innovation Month this year, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will highlight its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2018 taking place at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah. Maritime industry leaders, exhibitors, and visitors of the event will have an opportunity to learn more about the interactive features of the DMCA’s innovative smart applications and solutions ......read more

    Ministry of Economy launches the smart e-platform for UAE national program for SMEs and projects

    H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council. The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 and also falls in line with the continuing efforts to support Emirati entrepreneurs--enhancing their roles and recognizing the contributions made by the SME segment in the overall development of the ......read more

    Sultan bin Sulayem launches Innovation Oasis at Dubai Customs

    Dubai – 22 February 2018:   Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the ......read more

    PAC Technologies LLC Establishes State-of-The-Art Headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park

    Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 –   PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony. Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals. The event drew a host of ......read more

    Statement of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on the occasion of the 38th Plantation Week

    Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”  He ......read more

    Dubai Customs foils 1,628 smuggling bids in 2017

    21% rise compared to 2016 Dubai – 21 February 2018:  Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.  Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest ......read more

    Malabar Gold lends helping hand to the jobless.

    Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Umm al-Quwain: The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.  The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings ......read more

    Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil to be Addressed During FIKR 16 in Dubai

    19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.   FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss ......read more

    DED-Ajman organizes ‘My Experience' initiative to celebrate Year of Zayed

    UAE, February 18, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman's Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be instilled in the future generations to help make the UAE one of the world's most advanced nations.  The new initiative was part of DED-Ajman’s commemoration of the centennial birth ......read more

    SLC launches ‘Leader's Challenge' initiative to create innovative ideas and develop leadership capabilities based on UAE founding father's wisdom and leadership

    UAE, January 17, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai, has launched a new initiative ‘Leader's Challenge’ under the theme, ‘Adoption of Zayed's Thoughts and Leadership’ during a special discussion session organized by the SLC’s Creativity and Innovation department and hosted by the SLC Leadership Council at the Youth Centre in Emirates Towers. The initiative is a quality-focused approach towards instilling and teaching the values inspired by the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the ......read more

    His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi Chairs First Meeting of UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment in 2018

    Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018  Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 -   The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector. Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed ......read more

    Sharjah Police Workshop Emphasises Innovation Benefits for All

    Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018:  A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.   “Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion.  The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, ......read more

    Hanadi Al Suwaidi: Zayed Al Nahyan Established Innovation by Unifying UAE

    As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 -   Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements. Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Majid Al Futtaim Announce MoU to Promote Sustainability

    Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 –   The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.     The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Calls for 7th Edition of World Government Summit to Run from February 17-19, 2019

    Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:  The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments  WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future The World Government Summit  has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 -   His Highness ......read more

    Dubai Culture Launches ‘My Environment My Responsibility' Initiative in Hatta

    Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’  Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018:   In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta. The initiative took place on 1st ......read more

    WGS 2018: Graça Machel Offers a Moving Tribute to South Africa's Iconic Former President Nelson Mandela

    Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid  Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 –   Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).  “Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be ......read more

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