Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018: UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai.
In his speech, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance is committed to focus on prospering from pluralism and embracing diversity through innovation and collaboration. He said further that the initiatives will be in cooperation with the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT).
“The first initiative is the launch of the National Research Project on Tolerance. This is a continuing project for the coming years ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018: For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address practice differences and inconsistency.
Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center in the Middle East, in collaboration with the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), has just launched a new whitepaper, “Sukuk in focus: the necessity for global common practices”, inviting industry experts to share their perspectives on processes and principles of sustainable investment that will harness the case for global common ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018: Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. Alstom will conduct initial static and dynamic tests in the depot over the next few months.
In 2016, the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing line. The project, also known as Route 2020, is worth a total of €2.6 billion, and is expected to start commercial service in 2020, ......read more
WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors
Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders
WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018: The International Institute for Tolerance will organize the World Tolerance Summit (WTS 2018) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Armani Hotel, Dubai, on November 15 and 16, coinciding with the International Day for Tolerance.
Themed “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018: Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.
Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be celebrated during a special ceremony hosted by Michael Kors on 7 November in Los Angeles, California.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kate Hudson is a role model both on and off-screen. She has championed WFP’s mission since 2015 when she first joined Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign. She has lent her talents to advocate for the global fight against hunger through this campaign that raises funds for WFP’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018: On July 5th, the Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee sent a letter to the Managing Director of the Dubai Courts, accompanied by the Explanatory Note to Law No. 19/2017 and its amendment to Article 11 of Law No. 13/2008.
Article 11 addresses the rules and procedures to be adopted in case the purchaser violates his obligations to execute the off-plan sale contract concluded between him and the developer.
As stated in the Explanatory Note, it came at the request of the Dubai Courts. The need appears to have stemmed from the differences in the jurisprudence of the courts regarding the application of Article 11. There is no doubt that the disharmony in the jurisprudence affects the stability and growth of the real estate sector, a leading sector in the ......read more
Sharjah – 6 November 2018: In celebration of the Year of Zayed, the management of the 9th Sharjah Stamp Exhibition, which is being organized by the Emirates Philatelic Association and hosted by Mega Mall Sharjah during November 13-17, has announced that it will showcase a collection of stamps that were issued during the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which will include the 2 commemorative stamps that were launched in 2003 in honour of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession day.
In March of 2003, Emirates Post announced that it will organize a stamp design contest entitled “Zayed – Pride of Arabs” for students of colleges and universities of the UAE. Maryam Al Muhairi, a student from the Higher Colleges of Technology (Sharjah Women’s Campus), bagged the top prize in the contest, and two ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018: Business Innovation Department in Dubai Customs organized a workshop for the employees on the blockchain technology in customs field. Renowned American blockchain expert Chris Benet, an influencer in blockchain and founder of Aenea company, the leading company in empowering growth with blockchain, took part in the 4-day workshop which saw the participation of 68 male and female employees from different departments in Dubai Customs.
The workshop is part of Dubai Customs efforts to capitalize on the blockchain technology and support the Dubai Blockchain Strategy which will help Dubai achieve the vision of H.H. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai by making Dubai the first city fully powered by Blockchain by 2020 and making ......read more
November 04, 2018: The Emirates Defense Companies Council (EDCC), is taking part in the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo (SNSR), which opened today in Riyadh and is being held under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia.
Patronized by Tawazun Economic Council and organized by the EDCC, the UAE Pavilion at the SNSR features 25 leading Emirati companies, specialized in defense and national security-related products and services.
Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said the UAE Pavilion is the largest of all 19 national pavilions taking part in the Expo, including those of Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Kuwait, South ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018: Dubai Customs carried out 203,650 transactions through its smart channels during the Week witout Service Centers Initiative, which comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The week-long initiative, led by the Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world by raising awareness about the benefits of using smart services and systems to process payments and transactions.
There are 48 main services available through smart channels in Dubai Customs. ease of use and convenience are the main ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018: Within its efforts towards more coordination with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group and as part of its commitment towards the environment, Dubai Customs cooperated with the brand owners and helped them recycle 17.91 million counterfeit items.
This step reflects the high level of coordination between Dubai Customs and its stakeholders in supporting green life and protecting the environment. Recycling these items reduces the environmental footprint and helps raise awareness around the importance of proper disposal of these harmful items.
“The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most people. Perhaps Intellectual Property rights-holders are those most likely to feel the true ......read more
We planted 375 trees in Toronto to offset our carbon footprint and conducted a neighbourhood recycling campaign in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018: Our team in Canada, conducted a workshop for teachers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education during the fall 2018 Toronto Schools Board's Eco-Schools Conference titled 'Engaging With EcoJustice: Environmental Education & Equity in Action'..
I was privileged to speak at the One Young World Summit at The Hague at the Environment Plenary! It was a great honor to share our work!
We also celebrated #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild with young people from North America through a webinar! The purpose of this day is to promote awareness and action with respect to the unique challenges and issues ......read more
31 October 2018; Dubai UAE: New employment residence permit applicants in select professions must now attend an awareness session on labour regulations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before their employment contract is approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).
This new requirement is in line with the opening of a number of ‘Tawjeeh’ service centres, designated by the MOHRE to offer guidance on rights and responsibilities of employers and employees prior to any contractual engagement. The process, however, does not apply to workers sponsored by companies in free zones.
Details of the awareness session
The awareness training involves a 1.5-hour classroom session with an informative video on UAE employment regulations, displayed in 16 ......read more
31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 4th Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES), an event that is 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 at Madinat Jumeirah on October 30-31.
The Halal Trade & Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: Achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 requires consolidation of regulations in order to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and transfer private sector skills to the public sector. This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy.
The event was held at the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) and in association with award-winning data room provider Drooms.
Panellists included Ahmar Azam, Chief Operating Officer of Leejam; Anand Rohatgi, Chief Operating Officer of Synergy Consulting; Daniel Royle, Corporate Partner at Abuhimed ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society at the DHA headquarters.
The MoU strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two entities and aims to boost efforts to assist underprivileged patients who cannot afford treatment.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society.
Al Qatami said that humanitarian initiatives have always held an important place at the DHA and that the DHA’s new organizational structure has a dedicated Health Fund Department, which has an expanded mandate to provide medical assistance and support to patients with financial difficulties. The department’s role is to ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, 30 October 2018: The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East, announced the launch of a public auction for 56 distinguished vehicle number plates from category 3, which includes a 1 one-digit number plate, 4 two-digit number plates, 15 three-digit number plate, 20 four-digit number plates, and 16 five-digit number plate.
The auction will take place on November 10 at 5:00 pm at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre. The number (7) is among the most prominent number plates in this auction as it is the only one-digit number plate available for bidding. Other prominent number plates in the auction include (14), (20), (55), (400), (122), (1700), (7777) and (3311) ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018: In the framework of cooperation between government entities to serve the nation and society, the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unify their efforts in the field of community development and child protection, and work together to promote sports as a way of life.
The MoU was signed at the headquarters of DSC by HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Ahmed Abdulkarim Julfar, Director General of CDA, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and a number of directors and members of the two Dubai government entities.
The agreement includes the participation of the two parties in making Dubai clubs child-friendly, and support for the educational ......read more
The Fred Hollows Foundation, member of International Humanitarian City, Dubai, launches its first local campaign
A simple surgery can bring sight to the 15 million people who are needlessly blind across Middle East, South Asia and North Africa
There are 50,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who need eye surgery or treatment
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018: The Fred Hollows Foundation, based at International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, has launched its first UAE campaign calling for funds to help restore sight to the more than 15 million people who are blind across Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Chairman of The Foundation, the Honourable John Brumby said tackling avoidable blindness was a major challenge in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.
“There are ......read more
Dubai Cares’ delegation visits schools in Rwanda to monitor and evaluate progress of its programs
Programs address key education challenges linked to Early Childhood Education and youth empowerment
Over 2,500 children and 16,000 young people benefit from both programs
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -29 October 2018: A delegation led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, visited Rwanda as part of a monitoring and evaluation trip to witness the progress of its two programs launched in 2017. The first program of the UAE-based global philanthropic organization, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is focused on improving the quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE), while the second is working towards empowering youth.
Dubai Cares’ ......read more
Abu Dhabi Police, FEWA, DAFZA, Dubai Civil Defence, EMAAR among others were recognized and awarded for their exceptional leadership and HR Excellence
The GCC GOV HR Awards 2018 focused on building and working towards a progressive sustainable knowledge-based economy with excellent human resources as its backbone
The awards recognized the outstanding contributions and achievements of 17 governments, business organizations, and individuals who have raised the benchmark of people strategy in the region, across 15 categories at this high level, by-invitation-only gathering.
Gender equality, HR Technology and People strategy at the forefront at this year’s GCC GOV HR Awards
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 29, 2018; Held alongside the 6th Annual GOV HR Summit, organized by QnA International, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a special award ceremony for its long-term employees.
The event honoured more than 4000 employees who completed 10 or more years at the DHA.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “It is always a great pleasure to be able to thank our long-serving employees for all their hard work and commitment. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and in line with the directions of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai , UAE ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018: Learning to communicate better and develop their personality is not a far-fetched dream for blue collar workers. To empower these unskilled workers, Danube Welfare Center was initiated in the year of 2015 under the vision of Mr. Rizwan Sajan Founder and Chairman for Danube Group and taken forward by the Directors. Mrs. Shabnam Kassam, Dr. Sana Sajan and Mr. Sameer Anwar Shah.
Danube Welfare Center offers a range of free training courses to help blue collared employees of other companies to improve their language skills, personality enhancement, computer literacy and further develop their career. The center has provided free education over 2000 students since the beginning, and on a daily basis 200 plus students come in to various centers around the UAE including of which 32 received promotions ......read more
24-Oct-2018, Dubai UAE:
Recently the Dubai Courts website was updated to include an option/button titled (on the English version of the website): “Order on petition, arbitration”.
The United Arab Emirates Arbitration Law (Federal Law No. 6 of 2018) came into effect in June of 2018 after being published in the Federal Official Gazette number 630 on the 15th of May, 2018. Since then, the UAE courts have been implementing internal processes – both administrative and technological – to comply with the Arbitration Law. A recent arbitral award obtained by our firm shed light on new web-based options provided for by the Dubai Courts.
Recently the Dubai Courts website was updated to include an option/button titled (on the English version of the website): “Order on petition, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 24, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 4th Dubai International Nutrition Congress that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City.
The three-day congress is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority.
Al Qutami said that in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and in line with the directions of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more
Tirana River Rehabilitation and Tirana Northern Boulevard projects directly benefit Albanian society, support development of key economic sectors
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2018: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, participated in the official inauguration of two of its funded projects in the Albanian capital Tirana, worth AED240 million.
Adel Al Hosani, Director of the Operations Department at ADFD, led the delegation representing the Fund.
The event also drew the ......read more
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri explains how A.I. and cyber security are vital to reducing crime
7 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Police has announced that it is delighted to partici-pate at next month’s Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Confer-ence 2018 in Dubai.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the three-day conference from May 6 to 9 will see some of the world’s leading business names address topics concerning ......read more
UAE, May 5, 2018- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 2GIS, a technology solutions company, as part of its efforts to achieve integration between public and private sectors. The move is aimed at enhancing Ajman’s position on the world economic map through facilitating procedures and services for investors and providing them with sufficient information. The signing of the agreement falls in line with the Department's continuing efforts to strengthen its cooperation with private sector companies to provide ......read more
Dubai – 5 May 2018: Dubai Customs’ online trade development team organized its first meeting in cooperation with Dubai Customs partners. The team included representatives of Tariff and Origin Department, Project Delivery Department, DP World, JAFZA, DAFZA, Dubai South and Dubai Trade.
Ahmed Al Kharoosi, Director of Tariff and Origin Department said the meeting is meant to support strategic plans implemented to boost economic growth and keep abreast of online trade breakthroughs and technologies.
In the meeting, developing the online systems ......read more
May 3, 2018 - Further underscoring the significance of awareness creation in achieving the energy reduction target set by the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), officially unveiled the ‘My Energy, My Responsibility’ campaign. The initiative seeks to encourage general members of the community to be responsible for their energy resources through cutting down usage, constant monitoring of consumption patterns and promoting energy efficiency behaviors.
The launch of the initiative, supported by the Dubai Government, mandated by DSCE ......read more
03 May 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi and the Wet Infrastructure Summit events kicked off yesterday at Sofitel hotel, Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Industry experts and professionals representing government bodies, as well as global and regional private companies gathered to discuss solutions for the natural and infrastructural challenges facing the region.
Organized by Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM), the Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Abu Dhabi is held under the patronage of Abu Dhabi City ......read more
UAE, 2 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dragon Mart to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, said after opening the center “this decision represents a qualitative step for the medical fitness examination system, which is a fundamental pillar of the society's ......read more
Dubai, 1 May 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) launched two mascots, Omeir and Ghbeisha, at ‘Hag al-Leila’ on Monday, celebrating an significant Emirati tradition marking the eve of the 15th day of Sha’aban and serving as a precursor to the holy month of Ramadan.
Wearing traditional Emirati clothes, Omeir and Ghbeisha surprised the kids and adults alike with sweets and treats at four various locations across Dubai, namely: The Beach, La Mer, City Walk and The Yard.
“Omeir and Ghbeisha showed their spontaneity and reflected the ......read more
UAE, May 1, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the ‘Harvard Diabetes Management Program’, in collaboration with AstraZeneca as part of the Circle of Care initiative and the Hope Project launched earlier in 2016, in cooperation with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The program was introduced in the presence of Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Balila, President of the Non-Communicable Diseases Division Department, the directors and heads of departments in the Sector, and members of the Diabetes Committee with Dr. Enrique Capellero.
The program looks to train ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2018: It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Green Hope has been creating awareness among every section of civil society about the need to protect our planet and how we can achieve the 'Future We Want'.
I am sharing below highlights of our April outreach and advocacy :
a) We were invited to speak at the One Woman Fearless Summit at Carleston University, Ottawa where I spoke about the need to achieve a gender equal world for a sustainable future..
b) Green Hope took part at the Green Living Show in Toronto and I spoke about all our ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 30 April 2018: In the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, The Ministry of Economy (MoE), in partnership with 15 government and private sector entities, launched the National Program for Supporting Young Innovative Companies today (Monday) as part of its participation in the 3rd Government Accelerators Cohort, to accelerate the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021.
These entities include Ministry of Finance, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Securities and ......read more
Dubai – 30 April 2018: Dubai Customs announced that the number of drug seizures in Dubai Airports in first quarter of 2018 is 134. Weight of seized drugs was 119.6 kg compared to 3.8 kg in the same period in 2018, which means an increase of 115.8 kg.
Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in protecting society and preventing drugs from entering the UAE based on the latest and most advanced technologies and the high level of skills and experience of its staffs.
Ibrahim Al Kamali, director of passenger operations at Dubai Customs said the biggest seizure using the smart ......read more
“Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum”
The largest Consumer Coop in the UAE will be sponsoring the IIA’s 2018 International Conference, looking forward to writing a new & unique chapter in terms of community service and development
April 30, 2018 – Dubai, UAE:
Union Coop, the largest Consumer Coop in the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), which states that the Union Coop will be sponsoring the 2018 International Conference of the Internal Auditors, which is going to be hosted ......read more
Emirates Post Group wins International Express Mail Services Performance Award and International Express Mail Services Customer Service Award
Latest achievements demonstrate Emirates Post Group's continuing commitment towards service excellence and support for UAE's move to promote a culture of innovation
Dubai , UAE – 30 April 2018: Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAE’s leading postal and express provider, has been named as one of the world’s top ten countries and ranked as the number one Arab country for international express mail ......read more
16 prominent Emirati women complete advanced leadership program
Participants gain insights into ‘disruptive innovation’ from thought-leaders at Google, HM Revenue and Customs, RocketSpace, Salesforce and Wayra
Leadership program developed in collaboration with renowned Ashridge-Hult International Business School
Manal bint Mohammed:
Emirati women have the opportunities they need to grow and succeed, thanks to the continuous support of the UAE’s wise leadership, who are committed to ensuring that Emirati women have the necessary tools to excel ......read more
Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2018: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE), in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), has launched the UAE Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Award in line with World Intellectual Property Day, which took place today at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by H.E Eng. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi Undersecretary of Economic Affairs in the MOE, H.E Maj. General Dr. Abdul Quddoos A.R. Al-Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Excellence & ......read more
UAE, April 29, 2018- As an assurance of its concern of quality and business continuity, Dubai Government Workshop (DWG) has receives ISO certificates for Quality Management System (QMS) and the ISO certificate for Business Continuity—an achievement that that confirms its commitment to work based on the highest standards in the field of quality management and business continuity. The achievement demonstrates the workshop ‘s efforts in providing quality service and enhancing its business management systems to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and the adoption of ......read more
Bin Mejren: The FIABCI World Congress translates our leadership’s vision, highlights our expertise in hosting prestigious international events, and represents yet another achievement for Dubai
The event is expected to attract more than 1,500 international real estate experts and delegates from across the world
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29th April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) today kicked off the 69th edition of the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018 - Dubai’ under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more
Top Arab Hope Maker to receive AED1 million for charitable work
Dubai-UAE: 29 April, 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will honour the most altruistic individuals from the Arab world who have dedicated their lives to helping others during an award ceremony at the culmination of the second edition of the Arab Hope Makers initiative.
At the gala event, set to take place on May 14 at Dubai Studio City, the top Arab HopMmaker for 2018 will receive the grand prize of AED1 million ......read more
Dubai – 28 April 2018: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brand Owners’ Protection Group GCC & Yemen (BPG) to promote bilateral co-operation and to exchange relevant information in order to counter counterfeiting and piracy.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division from Dubai Customs and Malik Hanouf, CEO of BPG signed the agreement which will see both sides cooperate and exchange relevant information and data to prevent piracy and counterfeiting and help protect the brand owners’ ......read more
ADNOC and IPIC headquarters, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to sport the logo for three nights
Dubai-UAE, 28 April, 2018 – In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Hope Makers initiative, the largest Arab initiative to honor the champions of giving in the Arab world, will have its logo projected on five landmark buildings in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to celebrate community and humanitarian initiatives that seek to improve lives in the Arab world. The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) ......read more
Plant produces 105 MW of energy, feeds national electricity grid
Project supplies electricity to 50,000 households
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Project achieves sustainable development in Jordanian energy sector
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 April, 2018: A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today attended the official commissioning of the ADFD-funded AED550 million (US$150 million) Quweira Solar Power Plant in the Kingdom of ......read more
Dubai – 26 April 2018:
Dubai Customs organized its annual IP celebration on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2018 at Mariott Hotel in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Dr. Amna Al-Dahhak Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education, The Consul-General of the State of Kuwait in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Thiab Al-Rashidi, Deputy Consul General of Korea Kim Yung Su, Indian Commercial Consul Binkaj Bukdkahi, Egyptian Commercial Representative Dr Yunan Edward, Canadian ......read more
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action
Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed has launched a new Foundation for the conservation of raptors with a $20 million endowment and has committed initial seed funding of $1 million to tackle the major issue of electrocution of falcons. The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation, will fund and execute raptor conservation projects in collaboration with ......read more
Donations have exceeded 100 wedding gowns by international designers and more than 1000 abayas and kaftans created by 26 distinguished UAE fashion labels
Iconic designer Rami Al Ali has donated a wedding gown worth AED 100,000 and Emirati Influencer Mthyael Al Ali has contributed her own Oscar de la Renta wedding dress
Proceeds will support girls’ education in developing countries
Lamia Abdulaziz Khan: “Providing access to high quality education for girls will have a sustainable impact on the cultural, social, health and economic aspects of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 25, 2018 – Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently launched a diversified bundle of educational models based on the Micro-Learning Approach. This approach is considered one of the group’s Human Resources pillars, aimed at reinforcing employees’ knowledge, providing them with accurate procedures and behaviors, when dealing with customers and attending to their demands. The training program keep EPG’s values of Customer Happiness, Excellence and Innovation, Transparency, Teamwork, Integrity at the forefront.
This ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 25 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has officially inaugurated its Saif Al Ashram residential and commercial endowment project in Al Satwa area in Dubai. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, Mohannad Saif Abdul Rahman Al Ashram, His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF, as well as several officials from the Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Ali Al ......read more
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched a wide range of applications and services for online inquiries and payments in line with its ongoing smart transformation and innovation initiatives. The newly introduced applications and services are going to provide the greatest convenience, flexibility and speed in providing services to customers in line with the Smart Dubai Initiative’s goals and in response to the directives of the wise leadership to make Dubai the happiest city in the world.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “In DMCA, we make every effort to ......read more
UAE, April 24, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) recently presented its success story to a group of visiting high-level Ethiopian delegates. The delegation was briefed on the best practices adopted by the Emirate of Dubai in developing legislation that is capable of addressing the present needs and looking ahead to future challenges. H.E. Mohammed Jumaa Al Suwaidi, SLC Assistant Secretary General, received the delegation and discussed means of strengthening strategic cooperation in the legislative and legal fields, in line with ......read more
Highlights to include session exploring values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April, 2018: A host of leading intellectuals, academicians and decision-makers will discuss key issues that dominate today’s cultural landscape at the Sea of Culture Foundation’s Literary Salon set to run on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018.
Organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, the fastest-growing book fair in the MENA region will take place from 25 April to 1 May at the Abu Dhabi ......read more
Al Mansouri: Sukuk issuances will increase nominally in the coming years
Kazim: International trust in Dubai has boosted uptake of Islamic financing tools
Al Awar: Sukuk is an ideal financing tool to support sustainable development projects
Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2018 – Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today announced its collaboration with Nasdaq Dubai to design and implement new initiatives that complement Dubai’s success in emerging as a leading global sukuk-listing hub.
The announcement was made at a session to present ......read more
To mark the Year of Zayed, interactive art installation merges tradition with innovation
Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2018: In celebration of Year of Zayed, marking the 100-year anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s birth, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is featuring an interactive art installation to pay tribute to the nation’s Founding Father at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the largest travel trade show in the region. The unique mix between tradition and state-of-the-art technology is already drawing an influx of ......read more
The course will be held over two days and target real estate sector employees who wish to develop their skills
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2018: The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is organising an exclusive executive course from Harvard University focusing on strategic management and innovation in the real estate sector.
The two-day course will be held at the Institute's headquarters at DLD.
Mahmoud El Burai, CEO of DREI, said: “We are pleased to announce the strategic management ......read more
His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, opens project in Kabul
City includes 3,330 housing units and modern roads, water and electricity networks
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: The project provides adequate housing for tens of thousands and supports the social housing sector
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 April, 2018: His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) financed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City Housing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018: The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones.
The initiative has been developed by an integrated organization that will enable greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.
The initiative was first presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during his meeting with a number of Dubai Officials on stimulating the national economy and promoting investment ......read more
Representatives from Dubai Science Park and Dubai Health Authority emphasise importance of public-private partnerships to advance local healthcare industry
Dubai-UAE: 23 April, 2018 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused community, hosted its latest Business Partner Breakfast at the community’s Laboratory Complex, with this edition highlighting the benefits that public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide in developing Dubai’s healthcare sector.
Drawing the participation of more than 50 healthcare professionals from the government, academia and ......read more
Dubai, 21 April 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fifth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec).
The Center’s pavilion will exhibit all the books and publications published by the Center, including ‘The Judicial System of the Reconciled Coast’, ‘Social Values in the UAE Proverbs’, ‘Multilingualism in UAE Society’, ‘The UAE-Egypt Relations 1971-1981’, Eastern Region, Grammar for ......read more
New smart services and website for the month of giving
Collect the revenue through the smart system for the first time at the country level.
232 million dirhams expected revenue for 2018 with a growth of 23% over the last year.
Zakat Al Fitr, Eid Dressing, Iftar and Food Donation represent four main projects of the Ramadan campaign.
Adopting a carefully planned advertising plan for the month of Ramadan in order to reach all segments of the society.
Human Appeal International's projects aid in encouraging the individuals of the community to lend a hand in helping ......read more
EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM
SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018 -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait.
The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, HE Hassan Yaqoub Al ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts.
The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the department’s database.
The new system is aligned with the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ......read more
Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared insights on Dubai’s hospitality sector and the importance of innovation in paving the road ahead for one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations.
DAMAC Hotels & Resorts ......read more
The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh.
Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.
Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, will showcase properties including Reem Downtown and Horizon Towers at leading real estate event.
Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2018: Abu Dhabi-based developer Tamouh Investments has unveiled ......read more
AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area
Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs
Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018: His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and endowment residential complex, at a special ceremony attended by senior AMAF officials. The complex located in Al Garhoud area, once complete, will feature five villas.
With a total ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world.
The report, released recently by the World Trade Organization (WTO), also pointed out that the UAE ranked 21st globally and first in the Arab world, in export of services as well as 17th in the world and first in the Arab world, in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations.
The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart application for smart phones and tablets – compatible with Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, the MOCCAE GIS website, and the ad hoc “Environmental Atlas” maps ......read more
16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: - Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short period of time.
Commenting on the win, EPGs Chief Support Services Officer, Sami Mohammed Al Khaja, said, “Moving from and replacing traditional paper-based performance reviews to a ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year.
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF graced the honoring ceremony that was attended by AMAF department heads and employees, and several business leaders in the UAE.
As part of its mission to enable the less privileged segments of the ......read more
Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue
DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held from April 16-19 at the Gran Via Venue – Barcelona. DAFZA will be showcasing its wide range of services and offerings in the Halal sector, and is sponsoring the Exhibition’s Halal ......read more
Dubai, 11 April 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director of Customs Declarations Management. on the initiatives of Dubai Customs that are designed to support a successful staging of Expo 2020.
Dubai Customs took part in the exhibition with 21 ......read more
Dubai – 10 April 2018: The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian Commercial Commissioner viewed the stand and learnt about PCFC’s latest innovations and projects. Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division briefed the visitors ......read more