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 in accordance with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and reflected national efforts to adopt best-in-class global practices to promote sustainability as a lifestyle and a key element in all development schemes to ensure the preservation of ......read more
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, being celebrated from February 15 to 21 at Al Majaz Waterfront and Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Al Naqbi said that the aim of innovation is to come up with a concept that is of public benefit and is useful for all in the form of ......read more
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 Innovation” as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, Dr Al Suwaidi called for the preservation of Sheikh Zayed’s legacy to introduce present and future generations to a legacy that has contributed to numerous qualitative leaps in many ......read more
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 Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim, and the agreement will encourage collaboration over seven areas:
Applying international best practices in sustainability across MAF’s portfolio
Partnering in innovative and ......read more
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 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued instructions that the seventh session of the World Government Summit to run from February 17 - 19, 2019. This was announced by His ......read more
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 February and reflected the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in preserving and maintaining our world for future generations, as well as his efforts to balance development with the environment.
The initiative was ......read more
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 in an intractable situation, and to recognize the dignity in every single person. He had great strength, ability and determination to reach people and to understand what drives them. For him, it was a necessity to understand others. You cannot build ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session titled ‘The Outlook for Global Trade in a Hyperconnected World’, moderated by CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios, he noted that, to remain effective, the WTO must adapt and introduce more ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019. The event, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, will take place in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation. The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Today’s ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of topics including the role of government in market movements and cryptocurrencies.
Nasdaq serves as a technology provider to 90 markets in the world and a technology partner to many of the exchanges in the Middle East, including Nasdaq Dubai and ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.
She said: “We need to stop talking about aging and us-versus-them and start talking about all of us by inviting all age groups across various fields – from designers to ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of Creative Cities’, His Excellency Eng Lootah announced the intention of Dubai Municipality to launch a data collection satellite which will monitor the UAE from space, and will identify various environmental factors, from marine conditions to ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.
Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring so rapidly that half of the knowledge that is acquired during our first year of college will be either obsolete or revised by the time of graduation.
Carroll said: “The future belongs to those who are fast. It is your ability to embrace ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth.
Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of innovation, scaled up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tailored capacities in enabling countries to advance their development objectives.
The high-level panel featured Sayed Aqa, Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Sergei ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.
Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how loving-kindness meditation and altruism can trigger real change in the world.
Addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice, he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit.
The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in wage income and 20.8 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are associated with activities that are already technically automatable today.
"Our research encourages Middle East policymakers and business leaders to embrace the ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to increase the number of UAE Nationals among their employees.
“Supporting and developing Emirati Nationals in their career aspirations is a key priority for Emirates Post Group. The National Career Exhibition presents a great interactive ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ session featured Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, and Alenka Smerkolj, Slovenian Minister of Development.
Smerkolj said: ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead of the World Government Summit 2018 and as part of the ‘Space Settlement Forum’ sessions covering topics including ‘Living off the Land (ISRU/Agriculture/Power)’ and ‘Inspiring Students and the World: Mars and STEM Education’.
NASA is aiming to help humans reach Mars by the 2030s. However, the mission will require a round-trip taking almost 1,000 days, facing a plethora of challenges. As part of his ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, at the Global Dialogue for Happiness.
The Global Dialogue for Happiness serves as a curtain raiser to the World Government Summit in 2018. The platform has happiness experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations ......read more
Happiness Economics professor Veenhoven: “government quality key condition for ensuring happiness”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Recent experience shows that governments can ‘nudge’ citizens towards a greater level of civic engagement and happiness, said Cass Sunstein, a leading advocate of behavioral economics, during the Global Dialogue for Happiness at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘A Nudge Towards Wellbeing’, which was part of the How Governments Can Design for Happiness and Wellbeing series, Sunstein highlighted the success of such units tasked with improving the lives of its citizens, saying, “If you tell people how their energy usage compares to that of their neighbors, then they are more likely to use less energy. Nudges ......read more
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi announces the launch of the Global Happiness Policy Report
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Government policy and societal well-being are intertwined, the UAE’s Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing said at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness that got underway in Dubai today ahead of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
In her session entitled ‘The Global Happiness Outlook’, Her Excellency Al Roumi said: "Many dialogues are about managing challenges, but ours is about embracing opportunity - the opportunity to build a happier society. We are here to move from great dreams to great ideas. We are here to move from great ideas to great policies and we are here to move from great policies to achieving impact in every ......read more
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning: SDGs are a reflection of cultural and spiritual philosophies
Positive psychology, happiness pyramids, Sustainable Development Goals – and ways to measure whether they work – are critical indicators, says Minister
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning for Indonesia, said the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a ‘happiness pyramid’ of spiritual, ecological and people-centred objectives. His comments came during a morning session at the Global Dialogue for Happiness, ahead of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
His Excellency Bambang Brodjonegoro previously served as Minister of Finance until he assumed his current role in ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, joined His Excellency Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, for a high-level panel discussion on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a special session titled ‘On the Way to 2030’.
Held in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai, the panel covered a variety of topics related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from the progress already being made through to challenges that hinder the implementation of the 17 agreed SDGs by 2030. The UAE was held up as a shining ......read more
WGES 2017 will create synergies across the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development to help achieve the global agenda of green economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2017: The organising committee of the fourth edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017has organised a press conference today (Thursday, 19th October, 2017) in Emirates Towers hotel to announce the completion of preparations for holding the summit as part of affirming the UAE’s efforts in sustainable development and supporting Dubai’s position as the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2017: The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index under the UAE National Agenda held its fifth national meeting at the Ministry of Economy’s headquarters in Dubai. The session was led by H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs at the Ministry of Economy and head of the team. Government representatives from the Ministries of Education, Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Finance as well as the Central Bank, the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Securities and Commodities Authority and ......read more
UAE, October 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Ministry also encouraged those who need to travel to Madagascar to take extra precautionary measures during their trip, which include maintaining close coordination with key agencies like the Dubai Health Authority, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi and General Civil Aviation Authority.
Dr. Fatima Al-Attar, Vice-President of the National Committee ......read more
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households
Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government and Statoil officials at launch ceremony in Aberdeen
30MW wind park to be connected to 1MWh Batwind storage solution, further optimising output
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017: ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: October 18, 2017: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Chairman of the National Biosecurity Committee, will inaugurate the UAE Third Biosecurity Conference, in Dubai on Monday, October 23. The two-day conference under the theme ‘Biosecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility’, will convene a wide local and international participation.
His Excellency Engineer Saif Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017: Our planet is at the edge of a precipice and yet most of us remain blissfully unaware of this impending danger. Our energy hungry economies continue to add millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide to atmosphere with absolute disregard to the devastating impacts it is causing to our environment , pushing our planet's temperatures higher and higher and reaching a point in the near future where human life may be snuffed out forever.
Climate change is not a myth -- it is one of the harshest reality of our times and the current generation is the ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced its participation at this year's editions of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which will be held from 23 to 25 October, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. During their presence at the three-day show as Strategic Sponsor for WETEX and a Headline Sponsor for WGES, the company will be throwing the spotlight on its latest range of district cooling ......read more
HE Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, witnesses signing accompanied by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak and Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi of Mubadala Investment Company
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar 60 per cent shareholder in joint venture developing 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm 50km outside Belgrade
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017: Financing for one of the largest wind power projects in mainland Europe has been agreed by the project’s shareholders and lenders at a ceremony in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
Due for ......read more
UAE, October 17, 2017- A senior delegation from the Ministry of Health and Prevention headed by H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently visited Japan to enhance the UAE’s bilateral relations with the East Asian nation and learn about the latest innovations in health research, medical equipment, and radiology at the leading Shimadzu International.
Kunimasa Itoh, General Manager, Shimadzu International, received the UAE delegates who also comprised H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, ......read more
The UAE has identified waste management as one with enormous potential to create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities
Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2017: Today, waste management has the potential to contribute significantly to making a green economy possible. Communities around the world have identified waste management not only as part of an environmental strategy but also as an economic case with enormous potential to cut cost, create employment and generate entrepreneurial opportunities. In the UAE, the roots of this idea can be traced back to the pioneering ideas of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017: Emirates Post Group has directed individuals and companies not to deal with persons and unauthorized companies to perform courier activities, and instructed companies to abide by laws and regulations to avoid penalties stipulated in Federal Law No. 3/2013. The Group has recently identified such companies which violations the laws of courier services.
Article 27 of the Federal Law No. 3/2013 provides for that:
Any person committing any of the following acts must be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one year and not more than two ......read more
Dubai – 17 Oct 2017: In a big step forward, Dubai Customs enhanced its worldwide competitiveness in (Corporate Innovation Management system (by attaining the seven-star rating from Ideas UK in their evaluation of the 8th platinum accreditation in which the Department’s Corporate Innovation System got the full mark; 100/100 for the fifth year in a row.
Dubai Customs has become the first government Department in the world to get this seven-star rating. The new rating will be granted to Dubai Customs in the 31st Ideas UK award ceremony which will be held in Stratford ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017: Surge, a global non-profit organisation delivering safe and sustainable water and sanitation projects, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) have begun a water conservation awareness campaign in schools across the UAE. This educational programme is a cooperation between the organisations to educate junior and primary government and private school students about sustainability issues and create a new generation of water conscious citizens.
The Gulf region is one of the world’s most water scarce ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 October, 2017: The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No. (9) of 2017 regulating the handling, trading, marketing and circulation of veterinary products considering its direct impact on animal and public health, as well as the environment at large.
The federal law will come into effect from the date of its publication in the UAE Official Gazette. Details of the executive regulations stipulated by the law will be issued within six months from the date of law issuance.
The move emphasizes the critical role of ......read more
UAE, October 16, 2017- The 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman, themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, is set to take place on November 1 and 2, 2017 at the Emirates Hospitality Center in Ajman, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council. The two-day forum is held with the support from the UAE Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.
The first day of the forum will have three sessions, kicking off with the opening ......read more
UAE, October 15, 2017 - The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has revealed the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Economic Cities Authority (ECA) that is aimed towards developing proposals and suggestions that can help drive in more potential foreign investments to the Gulf region. The MoU was signed by H.E Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, and Muhanud Hilal, Secretary-General, ECA, in a formal signing ceremony held at King Abdullah Economic City.
According to DAFZA, the MoU is aimed towards ......read more
Sharjah, October 14, 2017: Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) participated in the GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2017 in Sharjah, organised by the Sharjah eGovernment under the slogan "History and Communication".
HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, emphasised that the Authority was keen to participate in GITEX Technology Week for the fourth year in a row based on the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
Al ......read more
UAE, October 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention requires all health professionals and medical students in the country to refrain from wearing their lab coats outside hospitals and universities to avoid the spread of pathogenic microbes inside and outside their facilities, and that is in line with the directives of the World Health Organization and the international organizations related with the prevention of infectious diseases. The circular urged the directors of the medical districts, directors of governmental and private medical establishments as well as the deans of medical ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2017: The fourth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 will highlight the importance of smart cities in the transition towards the green economy. This is an endeavour to design ‘smart’ approaches, which ensure that cities, will be optimised for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact reduction and a good urban life.
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 24-25 October 2017 at Dubai International ......read more
UAE, October 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) reported its successful participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, that will conclude today (October 12, 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During their presence at the event, the Ministry's stand was able to attract a large number of visitors and participants wanting to learn more about MOHAP's diverse portfolio of innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions that have been ......read more
UAE, October 12, 2017 – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is partnering with Dell EMC initiating a landmark project titled “DAFZA Cloud”. This collaboration aims to power the ambitious vision to provide transformative ICT services to all stakeholders.
In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DAFZA’s strategy is geared towards leveraging frontline ICT solutions to develop and deliver innovative accelerated digital services and achieve unparalleled ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 12, 2017: Under the slogan ‘Together … Forever,’ the UAE-Saudi Business Forum was held yesterday (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Excellency H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Dr. Majid Al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment in KSA. The event saw the participation of more than 1,000 officials, investors and entrepreneurs coming from the two countries.
The forum, which was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, included three sessions that covered key discussions on the ......read more
UAE, October 11, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a series of health awareness initiatives highlighting the causes and risks of obesity in several government offices and shopping centers in the Northern Emirates as part of the World Obesity Day, themed ‘Treat Obesity Now and Avoid Consequences Later’. The events were aimed at raising community awareness regarding the risks associated with obesity such as heart disease, joints and varicose veins, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health hazards.
The events were held in the presence of ......read more
October 11, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has today (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation. The workshop updated the local maritime community on the latest developments in maritime technology to support ongoing efforts to build a safe and sustainable maritime sector. It was organized as part of a strategic partnership with DNV GL, the world’s leading classification ......read more
UAE, October 11, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' which is part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities. The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) till October 12, 2017.
His Excellency Awad ......read more
UAE, October 10, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched its ‘ClinicalKey’ service during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The newly introduced service is part of the Ministry’s smart initiatives developed to bring customer happiness and satisfaction. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said the Ministry focuses on the provision of comprehensive and integrated healthcare services; health information system development; implementation of ......read more
October 10, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Germany’s Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland and Canada’s Vancouver International Maritime Cluster as part of its efforts to develop more strategic partnerships with the world's leading maritime clusters. The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency (H.E.) Hamad Buamim, Director General of Dubai Chamber, which played an active role in the communication between the Hamburg office and the ......read more
UAE, October 10, 2017 - As part of its effort to continuously enhance the National Immunization Program including School Health vaccination, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the second dose of varicella vaccine will be administered to students effective this academic year 2017-2018. The announcement was made during a workshop in Dubai attended by Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, Director of Preventive Medicine Department and Executive Manager of Happiness and Positivity; Dr Laila Al Jasmi, Head of Immunization Section; Dr. Najla Sajwani, Head of School Health Section; ......read more
Partnership Aims to Raise Awareness, Garner Support for Endowment through Club’s Events
Dubai-UAE: 10 October, 2017: The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Camel Racing Club to enhance cooperation with a focus on raising awareness about the important role of endowment in social development.
Ahmad Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department signed the agreement at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai with Abdulla Faraj Abdulla, Director, Marketing Partnerships & ......read more
UAE, October 9, 2017- As part of its leading initiatives to develop innovative electronic registration and pharmaceutical control systems, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the launch of its ‘Electronic Import System’ at GITEX Technology Week 2017 set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12, 2017.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector, stated that the Ministry is planning to roll out a bundle of innovative health services and sustainable smart ......read more
UAE, October 9, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has witnessed a high turnout at its stand during GITEX Technology Week 2017. DAFZA showcased its e-transformation projects based on the latest technologies, which are aimed at supporting Dubai Smart City strategy through continuous efforts, initiatives and agreements with various government and non-government entities.
DAFZA revealed its new projects that are committed towards providing customers with leading digital experiences through its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system that has been developed in ......read more
October 9, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda, one of the world’s leading gatherings of elite maritime industry leaders, will kick off tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The summit will serve as a global platform for maritime stakeholders to explore opportunities, challenges, and the future of the global industry. The discussions will focus on the current and future status of the local and global maritime clusters, as well as ......read more
Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our First Cycle awardees have taken multiple approaches for rain enhancement technology that will establish UAE as a global leader for science research in water security”
Visit focused on Dr. Linda Zou’s award-winning research at Masdar Institute to develop more effective cloud seeding materials using nanotechnology
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 October 2017: The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science’s Strategic Direction Committee (SDC) visited Masdar Institute to assess the positive outcomes recorded from the university’s ......read more
UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a patient smart portal – Al Malaf system during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is being held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
According to His Excellency (H.E.) Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, MOHAP, the new smart patient portal system is an essential new ......read more
UAE, October 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has formally unveiled the latest ‘Patient Education’ feature of the ‘Wareed’ healthcare system during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which began on October 8, 2017 at the Dubai Center World Trade. The newly launched feature aims to promote the concept of active patient participation and motivation, giving them a better understanding of their health. H.E Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, shed light on the Ministry's efforts to fully optimize ......read more
Law amends certain provisions of Federal Law No. (10) of 2002
Dubai-UAE: 8 October, 2017: The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Federal Law No. (8) of 2017, amending certain provisions of the Federal Law No. (10) of 2002 concerning the practice of the veterinary medicine profession.
The move aims to regulate the field of veterinary medicine and support services, enhance the efficiency of the profession in line with best practices and international standards, and safeguard the health of livestock and other animals in the ......read more
In cooperation with Emirates Auction, featuring a category 3 (No. 77)
Sharjah, 8th of October 2017: The General Directorate of the Sharjah Police has launched an electronic auction for 150 specialized category 3 license plate numbers for private cars. This move comes in cooperation with Emirates Auction, the leading company in organizing and managing public and online auctions in the Middle East.
The auction, launched by the Sharjah Police and initiated by Emirates Auction, was launched last evening via the Emirates Auction website; and features a single two-digit license plate ......read more
Sharjah, October 8, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, taking place from 1 to 4 October. Meetings were held with tourism industry professionals and representatives of major travel and tourism companies in the cities of Kuwait, Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah during the tour as well as a number of workshops.
The workshops attracted more than 400 participants from tourism and travel companies, media professionals and media organizations in the four cities. ......read more
The UAE-Japan SME Platform was officially inaugurated in Abu Dhabi today (Sunday, October 8, 2017) in the presence of H.E. Engr. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and H.E. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
The platform will support bilateral efforts to develop the vital small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. It was formed under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2017 concerning innovation ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017 - In the esteemed presence of HE Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy and Licensing sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with GlobalPharma – A Sanofi Company, to maintain a strategic inventory of medicines, to be utilized in case of crisis. The initiative is in alignment with the UAE federal government’s decision to make sure that all sectors are fully prepared to face emergencies or critical situations at all times.
The signing ceremony was ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will participate in the upcoming GITEX Technology Week 2017, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 8 to 12. MOHAP aims to offer innovative health services and sustainable smart solutions intended to bring happiness to customers while improving quality and efficiency, in accordance with its strategy towards the future of healthcare.
H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry's participation at GITEX Week under the UAE Smart ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is participating in the 37th GITEX Technology Week to showcase major updates on its initiatives aimed at bringing foreign investor experiences in the free zone to increase levels of efficiency, speed and excellence. The move forms part of the freezone’s efforts to attract foreign investments to Dubai and is in line with the DAFZA Innovation Strategy which seeks to produce one of the most innovative freezones in the world.
DAFZA’s GITEX pavilion this year will showcase a group of smart innovative ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) launched the ‘Innovation Quay’ initiative today (October 7, 2017) to enhance the local maritime cluster’s competitiveness and make Dubai one of the leading maritime capitals in the world. The leading initiative is tapping into innovative ideas and technological innovations to strengthen the maritime sector and its components in line with the UAE’s economic diversification policy and as part of its preparations for a post-oil era. The ‘Innovation Quay’ aims to provide integrated services and exceptional opportunities ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), stressed on the importance of utilizing innovation in the move to explore the future of the UAE’s maritime sector, during a meeting he conducted with the country’s top port officials. He encouraged the port managers to play a lead role in the move to discover opportunities and challenges—tapping onto creativity and innovation for the development and implementation of ......read more
UAE, October 7, 2017– The Dubai Courts announced that it has started implementing the decision to transfer inquiry services for labor-related cases and their verdicts through authorized external customer service centers. The new system was enforced following the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; and in line with the Dubai Courts’ strategic objectives to optimize time and efforts for customers to complete legal and judicial transactions at the Dubai Courts and reduce the number of customers by ......read more
In coordination with Dubai Civil Defense - Al Karama Center
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: Emirates Post Group has carried out mock evacuation and firefighting procedure in Dubai Central Post Office in coordination with Directorate General of Civil Defense Dubai - Al Karama Center and Dubai Police General Headquarters with participation of Dubai Customs staff of Dubai Central Post Office.
HE Abdullah Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, thanked the Civil Defense Department in Dubai - Al Karama Center for their permanent cooperation with all government and societal ......read more
Endowment to offer Annual University Scholarships to Outstanding Orphans and Minors under AMAF’s Care
Dubai-UAE: 5 October 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the establishment of its first-ever education endowment, jointly set up under the names of Dawlat Mahmood Al Mahmoud and her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash with a donation of AED20 million. Annual revenues from the endowment will finance the university education of minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.
The education endowment is the largest of its kind ......read more
UAE, 5 October 2017- The Department of Economic Development (DED) – Ajman will host on November 1, 2017 the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum at the Emirates Hospitality Center (EHC) in Ajman. To be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council of the Union, the two-day forum under the theme ‘Overseeing the future in light of new economic changes’ will take place in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Eng. Sultan bin ......read more
UAE, October 4, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding a pediatric specialty consultation program that aims to provide clinical and educational services to hospitals under the Ministry. Through the ‘Visiting Consultants Program,’ MOHAP intends to bring the expertise of CHOP physicians to patients at MOHAP hospitals.
“The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates is dedicated to providing quality care for our ......read more
The Ministry of Economy discussed prospects for enhancing cooperation and developing working relations in financial services and blockchain technologies during a meeting with specialized American companies led by Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. H.E. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, received the US trade delegation at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The meeting was attended by Hind Al Youha, Director for the Investment Department; Dr. Matar Al Ali, Director of Industrial and Information Management ......read more