Aster@30 Campaign marked by 5 key initiatives contributing to the development of the health of the community in the GCC and India
More than 497,000 lives touched through various activities under the Aster Volunteers Programme
Beginning with a single clinic in Dubai in 1987, to operating 316 establishments in 9 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th December, 2017: Aster DM Healthcare hosted its 30th Anniversary event to celebrate 3 decades of service as well as the culmination of its Aster@30 2017 campaign. The event also brought to light the social responsibility initiatives and programmes, under the Aster Volunteers umbrella that benefited more than 497,000 lives in the Middle East and India.
The Gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Dubai was hosted on the 11th of December, the founding day of Aster DM ......read more
Dubai – 11 December 2017: Chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs (DC), Chairman of Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council, the Council’s third meeting in 2017 convened recently and was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council. Boosting cooperation and partnership between DC and business and trade groups in Dubai was one of the main items on the meeting’s agenda. The meeting also discussed the initiatives suggested by clients to contribute to the development of services and customs facilitation efforts, as well as the participation of business groups, corporates, and clients in the Customs Week, due to be held in January next year.
The meeting was attended by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division and vice chairman of the Council, ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 December 2017 – The Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) is set to discuss ways of enhancing food security in the context of the current regional developments as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, to be held on the sidelines of 8th edition of SIAL Middle East.
Set to kick off on December 12, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the expert-led sessions will draw the participation of senior government officials, CEOs, and specialists in food security and explore potential partnership opportunities between the government and private sectors to achieve the region’s food security goals.
His Excellency Khalifa Al Ali, Managing Director of FSCAD, said: "In convening the annual Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, FSCAD seeks to reiterate the importance of ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10th December 2017: Eros Group, the leading distributor of world renowned brands in the UAE, in partnership with one of their leading brands Hitachi has outlined a donation of air purifiers to institutions that support children with special needs.
The company’s CSR initiative is aimed at creating awareness about the health hazards of indoor air pollution especially on the health of children. Using air purifiers not only helps in purifying the air that circulates internally, it also helps in reducing triggers such as pet dander (flakes of skin), mold spores, dust and tobacco smoke particles.
“Hitachi's global vision is to contribute to the society through the development of superior original technology and products and our corporate and social responsibility (CSR) ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: Emirates Post Group (EPG) has issued commemorative stamps for Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival that is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the follow up of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Giving the festival the “Zayed” name is recognition of the pivotal role of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving the history of the UAE and the nation sources of pride for next generations in the future. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of UAE, highlights the rich diversity of local ......read more
UAE Delegation Highlights Achievements in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues
Dubai, UAE, 09 December, 2017 – The UAE delegation wrapped up its participation in the third session of the United Nations General Assembly for Environment (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, held from 4 to 6 December under the theme of "Towards A Pollution Fee Planet".
The UNEA is one of the most important environmental events in the world. Representatives from more than 180 UN member states, hundreds of key decision makers in various environmental fields, businessmen and representatives of international governmental organizations and civil society have participated in the event.
The UAE delegation included Dr Saad Al-Numeiri, Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dr Mohammed ......read more
In line with the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth council held an enriching day at the Al Ain Zoo for children from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs
Dubai, UAE, 07 December, 2017: In light of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth Council organised an volunteering activity exclusive for the youth at du at Al Ain Zoo with people of determination, from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs. The children were given a tour around the zoo, and were able to visit the cinema at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. Throughout the day, the du Youth Council volunteers had the opportunity to engage with the children, and partake in activities that were enriching for all. The entry for the volunteers and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: December 6, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get involved.
Set against the backdrop of the Youth Climate Mentorship Program launched during COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the workshop brought together 40 students and young professionals with climate change experts from the UAE and the Republic of Korea, who shared insights on local and international practices on adaptation and interacted with audience members.
In the face of global climate change and resource scarcity, the UAE government has begun the transition to an environmentally, economically and socially ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: Green Hope just featured in Former US Vice President Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality" global telecast which is running live from New York since last evening.
Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Forum hears the cost of violence is more than physical and psychological
Sharjah, December 5, 2017: Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and families.
Figures quoted in a panel titled ‘The Cost of Violence in Women’s Economic Participation’, said that half of women in the United States had been subjected to violence and one in three were victims of violence from an intimate partner. For many women in work, those attacks resulted in an average of five days away from their jobs, meaning that over the course ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. In the Hall of Knights in The Hague Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Mohamad, himself a refugee as a consequence of the Syrian civil war, has amongst other things built a school in a Lebanese refugee camp. The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of KidsRights, the foundation committed to defending ......read more
International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation opens new regional office in the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai
15 million people suffer from blindness in the Middle East and South Asia; the majority of these could easily be treated
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai.
The Honourable John Brumby AO, Chairman of The Foundation, made the announcement with CEO of International Humanitarian City, Giuseppe Saba.
“This new regional base in IHC will help accelerate our efforts to treat some of the millions ......read more
Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women - Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit
“The partnership propel ongoing efforts on women’s economic empowerment, one of UN Women’s key priorities and an integral part of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
“Currently, only 11% of architecture and engineering jobs worldwide are filled by women, and about 23% of jobs in computing and mathematics are taken up by them. Globally, women hold only 28% of science and engineering jobs.”
Sharjah, December 03, 2017: In the wake of the upcoming Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) to be held on 4th and 5th of December at Expo Centre Sharjah, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN ......read more
UAE school children were encouraged to donate new or gently loved teddy bears in celebration of the release of PADDINGTON 2
Class 2B of Dubai British School donated the most bears at 317, winning a private screening of the film at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City Mall
The teddy bears will be distributed by Toys with Wings to less fortunate children around the world
3rd December 2017, Dubai: Thousands of teddy bears will find new, loving homes with less fortunate children around the world thanks to the generosity of youngsters in Dubai.
More than 6,000 new or gently loved cuddly toys were donated to the ‘Share a Bear' School Challenge, which was spearheaded by Novo Cinemas to celebrate the release of the new PADDINGTON 2 movie on 30th November.
Youngsters from schools across Dubai ......read more
Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 3, 2017: Senaat (“Senaat” or “the Group”), owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today joined nationwide celebrations for the UAE’s 46th National Day.
All employees gathered for a show of solidarity to honour the spirit of the union and celebrate the nation’s 46 years of commendable success, engaging with traditional craftsmen and folklore performers for a refreshing journey through the UAE’s rich culture and heritage. They also participated in quiz competition to enlighten their knowledge about the country’s insightful history and its major achievements.
Addressing the employees on the occasion, H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of Senaat said: “I would like to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: Within its efforts to boost UAE trade and enhance protection of trademarks through combating counterfeited products, Dubai Customs’ IPR Department took part in workshop organized in Dubai by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in coordination with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
In the note he delivered during the event, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department said: “The UAE takes protecting intellectual property issue very seriously in order to help individuals and corporates utilize their efforts and innovate and develop their ideas in a clean competitive atmosphere. By doing so we are following the directives of our wide leadership and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and its Family Village, celebrated the 46th UAE National Day with traditional flair and a host of entertainment, artistic and cultural activities that reflected the UAE’s heritage and the spirit of the union.
The celebration drew the participation of AMAF’s employees of all ranks and their families, minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, congratulated the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also extended his best wishes to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, as well ......read more
Dubai – 29 November 2017: Dubai Customs won the Innovation Shield at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 which was held on 19th November 2017 at Grand Hyat Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group and the Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group.
Dubai Customs received this accolade on its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) pogram under (Marketing and UAE external representation) category. The AEO program is a federal program that connects the UAE with the rest of the world in terms of trade and customs. It recognizes traders as trusted operators and provides them with exclusive benefits.
H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan ......read more
Sharjah, 28 November, 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda from the 3rd to the 9th of December, in cooperation with Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi and Saudi Exports Development Authority, aims to strengthen economic relations, raise the rate of trade exchange and establish new and promising investment partnerships with both countries.
The Chamber seeks through this trade mission, which is headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber, to support the business communities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia to promote exports of their products, discover new markets that will extend their businesses in Africa and create viable investment partnerships.
This mission includes more than fifty businessmen and investors from both UAE and Saudi ......read more
Dubai – 27 November 2017: In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at Dubai Customs’ IT Department. This serves the trend of turning Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world. The offering includes processes, models, designs, and practices.
The agreement was signed by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs and Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Corporate Support Sector at Dubai Municipality.
Juma Al Ghaith ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated an amount of AED400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.
His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Corporate Support at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai.
The donation primarily falls within the purview of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AMAF and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment in 2015. The agreement mandates the exchange of electronic databases, enabling access to data and information for the mutual benefit of clients. In addition, it seeks to achieve integration between ......read more
Dubai – 26 Nov 2017: Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.
Participants in the press conference pointed out that the Award aims at measuring the upcoming generation’s awareness of IPR and educating the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and the country’s economy.
The press conference was held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Activities Sector and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ......read more
In recognition of the efficiency of its institutional innovation management system,
Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has strengthened its track record and global competitiveness in the management of the institutional innovation system by receiving the platinum accreditation from Ideas UK, a company specialized in evaluating the suggestions systems applied in government and private institutions around the world.
Fatma Tawakul, Head of the Strategy & Future Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said: "Innovation and creativity are a culture that permeates the UAE society and all its institutions, categories and members, thanks to our wise leadership, which has taken the lead in recognizing the importance of ideas in improving and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017: The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said: “The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017 affirmed the UAE's commitment to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and all relevant international resolutions. It also shows our keenness to continue voluntarily participating in ......read more
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother”
H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.”
Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience
20 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE: Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was officially inaugurated today at Roda Al Bustan hotel in Dubai, with the participation of more than 400 delegates from across the world, and aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before a regional and global ......read more
December 10, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently participated in the blood donation drive in collaboration with various sectors in Dubai including the Dubai Police, Al Ameen, Dubai Health Authority and Blood Donors Kerala – UAE, as part of the company’s continuing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in line with the 2017 Year of Giving.
Blood donation campaigns are highly regarded as a very important health and social contribution in the country as it is critical in ......read more
December 10, 2017– DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has been ranked as the top EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) consulting brand for brand preference according to a new survey released in November by the independent research and consulting firm Verdantix. The survey of more than 380 senior corporate EHS decision-makers gave DSS top marks for both preference and awareness among all EHS consulting brands.
“DuPont Sustainable Solutions is very appreciative of this unexpected recognition, which points to the trust and collaborative spirit shown by all of our clients as we ......read more
UAE, December 9, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the third phase of its awareness raising campaign “Your Health Comes First” under the slogan “Beat the habit...Fight Extra Sugar”. The campaign aims to raise the level of awareness among members of the society about the health risks associated with drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, as these beverages are consumed in large quantities because of their availability, and the marketing effect. The campaign will take place until January 2018.
The aim of the campaign is twofold: to raise ......read more
UAE, December 9, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has announced the launch of an innovative new service that allows investors to automatically renew their trade licenses via SMS. The move demonstrates the department's continuing commitment towards providing investors and businesses with an easier and smoother processing of documents, which in turn, will play a key role in the efforts towards achieving total sustainable development for the emirate. The new SMS service is part of the amendments being made for the new licensing system and also complies with ......read more
December 06, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, expressed its support for the country’s first-ever UAE Ski and Snowboard Championship, an event organised under the patronage Dubai Police, the Community Sport Initiative of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in association with the Dubai Sports Council, UAE Olympic Committee, and UAE Ice Sports Federation. Empower will serve as the Strategic Sponsor for the competition, which will be held at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates on ......read more
H.E Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Board, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, along with H.E Thomas Kufen, the Lord Mayor of the city of Essen, led the opening of the Middle East’s leading horticultural fair, the IPM DUBAI 2017, being held today Tuesday, December 5 and running until Thursday December 7, at the Dubai World Trade Center under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports. The event is being held in conjunction with the WOP DUBAI 2017, the leading ......read more
“In observance of International Volunteers Day, as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, Empower joins the UAE and the whole world in encouraging our employees and the community to take part in this global initiative. The UAE has shown a fine example of volunteerism to the world under the guidance of our nation’s leadership, led by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown ......read more
The 4th Hospitality Industry Forum organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) opened today (Monday, December 4, 2017) in Sharjah under the theme ‘Continuous Innovation,’ highlighting the robust expansion of the emirate’s tourism sector from 2016 to 2017. Local hospitality sector revenues witnessed a remarkable 7.8 per cent increase during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, reaching AED 372 million as the emirate steadily positions itself as a destination of choice for local, regional and international tourists.
The ......read more
The UAE National Day celebrations is considered one of the most important milestones in our history and the start of our nation's renaissance and prosperity at all levels, based on the solid foundation built by our founding fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Today, we are proud of our country as a model of progress, development, prosperity and an oasis of security and safety under the wise leadership of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and his brother H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the ......read more
“Today, we are celebrating the UAE’s 46th National Day, a historic occasion that commemorates our united goals, aspirations, and achievements; and highlights our loyalty to, pride of, and willingness to sacrifice for our beloved country. The UAE has become a global model for peaceful coexistence, equality, justice, rule of law, and respect for human dignity – all of which are key pillars of our sustainable prosperity, development, and growth. The second of December reminds us of our cultural gains and of the values laid down by our late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin ......read more
UAE, December 2, 2017- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now become the first Arab country to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. The win was the triumphant result of an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. The declaration was made during the 30th General Assembly meeting, amid international praise for the UAE’s competitive advantages that has enabled the country to play a pivotal role in promoting ......read more
UAE, November 29, 2017 - His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Eng. Abdullah Salem Al Kathiri, Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport (FTA), showcased the UAE’s major contributions towards promoting the international maritime system and highlighted its active role in implementing the conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and driving more growth in the maritime sector locally, regionally and globally during the IMO’s ongoing 30th General Assembly in London.
During a reception organized by FTA, H.E. Dr. Al Kathiri reviewed the ......read more
“In the observance of Martyrs’ Day, we at Empower commemorate with the whole nation the martyrdom of our dear brothers who have embraced the mission to protect our country. It is humbling to remember that they sacrificed their lives to protect the spirit of the nation, of humanity, of peace and the right of every being to live.
Their courage is a fitting reminder of the greatness of this nation and we take pride in sharing their principles, which we hope to pass on to future generations.
As we pay our tribute and give honour to our martyrs, we hope to bring a new spirit of ......read more
“On the UAE Martyrs’ Day, we stand with pride to mark the great battles that the UAE armed forces have faced in the fields of honor and glory, raising the banner of loyalty as we commemorate our martyrs who sacrificed their blood. Our martyrs are paving the way for a radiant future for the UAE and for the whole world. Our commemoration of this dear occasion is a genuine expression of honor towards the sacrifices of our citizens, who have redefined the meaning of courage, loyalty, and sacrifice, emphasising that we will never forget those who gave up their lives defending our ......read more
UAE, November 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) celebrated the UAE’s 46th National Day at its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, medical areas, hospitals and health facilities in the presence of H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Advisor to the UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and H.E. Nasser Khalifa Al Badoor, Assistant Undersecretary and Director of Dubai Healthcare City, Department Directors, and Ministry employees.
The ......read more
UAE, November 28, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) joins the whole nation in its celebration of the 46th anniversary of the founding of the country's union-highlighting the sense of pride and belonging of both citizens and residents as the UAE continues to shine as a global model for growth, progress and development. In line with this, a special celebration was held at the Al Hamidiya Customer Service Centre, which was held in the presence of His Excellency (H.E.) Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman and attended by senior officials, employees ......read more
November 27, 2017 - The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for the planning and provisioning of an integrated transport system capable of achieving Dubai's vision of safe and smooth transport for all. As one of RTA’s strategic and primary business units, its Rail Agency was created to provide all modes of railway transportation and to help ease congestion within Dubai. Faced with a lack of a single source of truth for information relating to the operation and maintenance of the world’s longest driverless metro, it initiated a business transformation program to ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has stressed on the important role that Research and Development (R&D) plays in the continuing efforts to improve and enhance the district cooling sector.
The company’s CEO, Ahmad Bin Shafar, emphasized the need to further consolidate Dubai’s position as a global hub for R&D, particularly in the move to drive in more development for specialized utilities segments while also helping achieve total sustainable development for the emirate. In line with this, ......read more
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the implementation of new improvements on its ‘Wareed’ system, an electronic healthcare information system (HIS) that virtually links all the Ministry’s healthcare facilities in Dubai and the Northern Emirates by automating all healthcare processes across various departments. The new enhancements are expected to enhance the Department of Emergency Operations of the Ministry while also reinforcing communication ties with local healthcare providers.
According to His Excellency (H.E.) Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, ......read more
November 22, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, and view consumption trends, among others.
Since the technology was launched in 2013, more than 75% per cent of its customers has switched to the service. Empower has 85,000 customers and it targets ......read more
November 21, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it is sponsoring for the second year the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones’ ‘Open Day’ which will be held on December 15, 2017 to celebrate the works of the students in Dubai. As Gold Sponsor, Empower will provide financial assistance to the centre to enable the people of determination students to enhance their skills and showcase their unique capabilities during the event. The Empower team will also join Rashid Centre ......read more
Multi-billion dirham project to construct more than 70km of tunnels as part of broader development of modern city infrastructure geared to population growth
Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2017: Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population growth.
The Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as engineering consultant, will involve construction of more than 70km of tunnels ......read more
UAE, November 20, 2017 – In line with the commitment of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) to empower its female employees, the SLC’s female staff participated in the ‘Motori’ workshop held at the headquarters of the Samurai Eagle General Trading in Dubai. Launched by Kaltham Al Ketbi and supported by Emirates NBD and the Best Line Garage, the workshop equipped women participants with knowledge and skills about safe and secure driving and taught them what to do in case of car breakdowns.
The workshop run by car ......read more
UAE, November 20, 2017 – Brazil's total exports rose by 19.85 per cent from USD 153.07 billion in 2016 to USD 183.46 billion from January to October 2017, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Of this total, 6.23 per cent corresponded to Arab countries, which together accounted for USD 11.43 billion to surpass the previous year’s USD 9.34 billion by 22.31 per cent.
The hike in sales was driven by automobiles, aircraft engines and turbines, beef, chassis and motors, livestock, iron ore, maize, refined sugar, soybeans and coffee beans. The ......read more
UAE, November 19, 2017 - As part of its commitment to educate children about diabetes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sanofi, hosted an awareness event at the Dubai Festival City Mall in line with its ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (Kids) program. The program aims to promote better understanding of the impact of the disease on kids and highlight the role of families and the entire community members in the effective management of diabetes. This year, the reach of the initiative went beyond the confines of the schools to ......read more