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    Emirates Foundation Launches the Fourth Edition for the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth (EAAGY)

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation The Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth encourages a more proactive and creative future for young adults in the Gulf region   Abu Dhabi, June 18, 2019:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, announced today the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Award for the Arabian Gulf Youth. The award aims to unleash young people’s social entrepreneurship potential and to establish leading social enterprises, which are capable of addressing and tackling collective challenges and achieving sustainable ......read more

    Dubai Customs boosts productivity through AI based system

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) expressed his happiness that the “Productivity Engine” was approved by the Dubai Executive Council to be used at the government departments level.  The engine, developed in-house by Dubai Customs, uses artificial intelligence to boost productivity, reduce costs and make clients happier and more satisfied towards the fulfilments of Dubai bold plans and vision. Bin Sulayem highly applauded the role of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in ......read more

    Emirates MarsUnder the theme of ‘Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence', MBRSG to Host the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

    • This year’s edition marks the first time the event is held in the Middle East region. • The conference brings together scholars and experts from six continents, joining from 62 cities located in in 45 countries around the world. • A conference Programme Committee of around 200 global scholars rigorously reviewed nearly 150 paper submissions.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) – the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world – is hosting the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2019) in Dubai on June 18-20, 2019.   Bearing the theme “Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, this ......read more

    Emirates Mars Mission Science Week to commence in July

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will organise workshops at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub in early July, to shed light on the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission Dubai, UAE, 16 June 2019:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet.  EMM Science Week will include six workshops by MBRSC’s Science Team, and will highlight the scientific aspect of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) – Hope Probe, and how the probe will collect data to answer key scientific questions about the Red Planet. The week includes interactive workshops to explain the tools used by scientists in the study of Mars ......read more

    Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State Upholds Tolerance and Cooperation in Moving D-Day Commemorations

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2019:  His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State delivered an address at the Bussola Institute in Brussels, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history that turned the tide of World War II. The Bussola Institute, a platform for independent research, dialogue and mutual respect between the Gulf Countries and Europe served as the ideal venue to mark this esteemed occasion with His Excellency’s moving, succinct, passionate, and powerful statement that renounced intolerance, extremism and the ‘dehumanization’ of immigrants. HE Zaki Nusseibeh said in a statement, “Populist political leaders, false religious preachers, ethnically motivated parties and social or economic fear mongers are gaining ......read more

    Empower renews commitment towards community members through blood donation initiative

    Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, organized its annual blood donation campaign as part of the World Blood Donor Day, which is celebrated on 14 June every year. The campaign was held at Empower’s staff accommodation in Al Quoz by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre mobile bus. The mobile bus helps in collecting additional 70-80 units of blood per day and the centre undertakes the responsibility of ensuring safe blood for thousands of people who receive life-saving transfusions every year.  Through the initiative, Empower aims to support the objectives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to build a coherent and vibrant Emirati society, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to build ......read more

    UAE and Oman bodies sign MoU to jointly promote Internal Auditing

    Training courses planned to enhance auditing skills Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Strategic alliances need to be developed Muneer Al-Mughairy:  Quality Assurance services to be promoted    Dubai, June 9, 2019: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) and   Institute of Internal Auditors-Oman (IIA-Oman) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a validity of three years. The agreement will facilitate both the organisations go in for joint cooperation and promotion and also to work for professional honing the auditing skills of their members. The MoU has been signed by the heads of both UAE-IAA and IIA-Oman. IIA Oman is the only professional chapter for Internal Auditors in the Sultanate of Oman sponsored by the College of Banking and Finance.  The UAE-IAA President Abdulqader ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber to Take Part in the 11th Edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) in Brazil

    Sharjah, 8 June 2019: For the 6th year in a row, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is gearing up to participate in the 11th edition of the World Chambers Congress (WCC) of the International Chamber of Commerce. Under the theme “Creating a Shared Future”, the three-day event will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from 12 – 14 June 2019 with the participation of 1200 participants from more than 100 countries across the world. A delegation of senior officials and executives from the SCCI will be heading to Brazil, where they will hold several meetings with senior officials and decision-makers from various chambers worldwide. The SCCI has reinforced its partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, as being the golden sponsor of the Congress. On the sidelines of the exhibition ......read more

    CEO of Etihad ESCO, Ali Al Jassim's Statement on World Environment Day 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 June 2019:   “The occasion of the World Environment Day 2019, with its theme ‘Air Pollution,’ is an ideal opportunity for governments, industries, and individuals to renew their commitment to improving air quality in their cities and regions through the active adoption and implementation of solutions that can mitigate the impact of this menace. Given the rate at which the earth is getting polluted, there exists an urgent need to step up proactive efforts to save our environment for future generations. Breathing fresh air is a primary requirement for good health and overall well-being. Hence, the theme for World Environment Day 2019 can be seen as a call to action to jointly tackle this global crisis. It is high time we modify our everyday lives with an aim to reduce ......read more

    Joyalukkas employees host charity Iftar at labour camps.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, Joyalukkas employees shared their joy with thousands of laborers by hosting a charity Iftar at various labor camps across the UAE. An unnamed employee who actively works in the CSR division of the Joyalukkas Group said, “As a Group, Joyalukkas is one of the most giving organizations in the world and this spirit inspires all its employees on the same path, like Joyalukkas Foundation, we believe ‘Lets do every little possible to make the world a better place’, Joyalukkas employees are one of the highest donors of blood in the UAE. During this Ramadan, we felt hosting an Iftar for the labor camps would be a good gesture on our part.” Joyalukkas Group is known for engaging and contributing generously to various social and ......read more

    Aster Volunteers and Max make Eid special for 100 underprivileged children

    This is the third chapter of the ‘Smile’ programme, which was launched by Aster Volunteers in March 2018, with an aim to promote wellbeing of children in need   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 June 2019:    With Eid holidays approaching, Aster Volunteers and Max in cooperation with the Human Appeal International (HAI) joined hands to conduct the third edition of ‘Smile’ programme and bring happiness and joy to 100 less fortunate children from different nations living in the UAE.  The programme echoes the sentiments put forth in the Year of Tolerance, reflecting UAE's Founding Father's principles encouraging peaceful co-existence, tolerance, cohesion and acceptance.    The programme was conducted at Oasis Mall, Dubai where the children got an opportunity to shop, ......read more

    DLD launches first Ramadan football tournament for its sectors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:     Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently held the first edition of its Ramadan football tournament for its sectors. The tournament, sponsored by Sobha Realty, was organised by the Registration and Real Estate services sector in collaboration with the Employee Happiness Committee at the Amity School in Al Qusais. At the end of the tournament, which was attended by the CEOs of DLD’s sectors, and a large number of DLD’s employees and the public, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Majid Al Marri, CEO of the Registration and Real Estate services sector at DLD, honoured the participants and the winners, where the Registration and Real Estate services sector came in first place. Majid Al Marri said: “The tournament was organised in order to ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Celebrates Ramadan Through Giving and Education

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  In an effort to celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE Region has unveiled a wide range of humanitarian initiatives exemplifying the values of the company and Emirati society. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time to remember the importance of giving, tolerance and prosperity. Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become a city where millions of people from different cultures can coexist and work in a safe and harmonious environment, serving as a beacon for the rest of the world. Due to the strong values present in Emirati society, this has been possible, and DP World is proud to be able to serve our city and nation by promoting these ......read more

    Alvarez & Marsal Middle East to Fundraise for Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh

    Firm to help raise funds to empower Rohingya children and bring positive and sustainable transformation in classrooms to ensure long-term development  Partners with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) to support their strategic priorities of establishing a Model Learning Center, particularly for the Rohingya students      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:    Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal Middle East Limited (A&M), today announced that the firm is seeking to raise funds for the education and development of refugee children in Bangladesh.    Uniting with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), Sharjah-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping people in need worldwide, the initiative will improve access and quality of education ......read more

    UAE government baby registration e-service reaches over 8,000 Emarati families

    Mabrouk Ma Yak, the UAE’s government innovative newborn registration service, helps Emirati parents obtain identity documents for their children. The service was developed in partnership between various UAE government entities and Johnson’s   Dubai, UAE – 29 May 2019:   A UAE government newborn registration e-service has to date helped 8,000 families register their children in the UAE. The service, previously available in 35 hospitals across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain, will now be extended to all the Emirates.    Mabrouk Ma Yak service sends parents of newborn children a text message asking them to name their child and upload a picture. Families are then offered the Mabrouk Ma Yak congratulatory package, which includes a birth certificate, ......read more

    Dubai Customs carries out 19 social initiatives in Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    Dubai Customs carried out 19 social initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan that benefited more than 45,000 people.  The initiatives varied to include donations, distribution of iftar meals among motorists and pedestrians, and organizing lectures. As part of Al Furdah Hands initiative, 20,000 meals were handed out to motorists as they stopped at the traffic lights around sunset time. Around 200 volunteers of Ghayath Volunteer Team took part in the initiative along with their children and members of the port Police Station. Dubai Customs also distributed basic foodstuff items to 2,000 families in need, in cooperation with authorized charities in the country.  Passengers arriving at the Dubai Airport were received with Ramadan snacks which reflects the welcoming ......read more

    DLD signs license agreement with Mashreq Bank for e-mortgage System

    Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a license agreement with Mashreq Bank, one of the first banks operating in the UAE, for the use of the e-mortgage system. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Arshad Khan, representing Mashreq Bank. Bin Mejren said: “The development and launch of the new e-mortgage system come as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance automation applications and systems in our transactions to reduce paper transactions and the number of visits. We expect that applying blockchain technologies will contribute to reducing the number of visits, in line with the ratios set by the Government of Dubai for government entities. At DLD, we are keen to support the directives of our wise leadership and the strategies to make Dubai the smartest ......read more

    ENEC sponsors Emirates Red Crescent Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed

    ENEC partners with volunteers.ae to enable its employees to participate in a wide range of charitable activities   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 May 2019:  Volunteers from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, helped prepare Iftar meals for community members in the town of Madinat Zayed, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.   On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and as a part of its commitment to families and communities across the United Arab Emirates, ENEC has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to sponsor an Iftar tent in Madinat Zayed between 6 May and 5 June 2019, serving Iftar for roughly 200 people every day.    In addition, ENEC continues to provide Iftar for 500 laborers every ......read more

    MoHAP and Novartis Ink Agreement to Strengthen the Strategic Drug Stockpile

    Dubai, 28 May 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has inked, on May 27, an agreement with Novartis Middle East on the provision and recycling of the strategic drug stockpile in severe and emergency situations. The agreement includes 31 life-saving and emergency drugs. The one-year-agreement aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical security and the appropriate response to emergency cases, with the formation of a joint committee to follow up the agreement implementation. The signing ceremony was held at MOHAP’s headquarters in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Dr. Mohamed ......read more

    Traditional Call to Prayer Returns to Al Ain's historic Jahili Mosque

    Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2019:   Fittingly for the Holy Month of Ramadan, this week has seen the return of the traditional call to prayer to the historic Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The prominent location of Al Jahili Fort, at the centre of the city, and its landmark status, is such that its buildings, including the mosque, have come to symbolise the traditional architecture and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi.  The historic mosque consists of a single room with an open arcade on the east side entered from an enclosed courtyard. It is a historic building constructed with earth blocks and palm log beams and probably dates back to the foundation of the fort in the 1890s. Within the courtyard there is a low platform from which the call to prayer was traditionally made.  Recent work by the Department of Culture and ......read more

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings Announces its CSR Initiative this Ramadan

     PAN Emirates commits to donate 1% of total sales to SENSES Residential and Day Care for Special Needs during the holy month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:    In keeping with their belief in giving back to the community through various initiatives throughout the year, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has announced that it will contribute 1% of its total sales during the month of Ramadan to SENSES Residential and Day Care Center for Special Needs, a non-profit organization, which is a residential and daycare facility for children with special needs in the UAE.   This initiative from PAN Emirates Home Furnishings is the third consecutive one. The initiative in 2017 turned out to be a huge success with the total ......read more

    Dubai Culture pumps 17,707 liters of water under its humanitarian campaign themed ‘Power of Giving'

    To promote tolerance and to support the Well of Hope competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th May 2019:  On invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with The Dubai Mall, concluded its participation in the Well of Hope competition launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), under a campaign themed ‘Power of Giving.’  During the campaign, held on 23rd May 2019, Dubai Culture managed to pump 17,707 liters of water, amounting to 1180 bottles to be donated to the needy and people living in remote areas with limited access to water. Under the campaign, the participants, in presence of Her Excellency Hala Badri, the Director ......read more

    Do you wish to take your volunteering efforts to a new level? Sign up for a volunteering opportunity with Dubai Cares in Senegal in fall 2019

    • Volunteers are invited to register through the UAE Volunteer Platform • 15 volunteers from the UAE will travel to a remote village in Senegal and help set the foundation for a community school   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will return to Senegal in November 2019 for another edition of Volunteer Globally. With this announcement, the door for registration is now open for new and long-standing Dubai Cares volunteers who wish to extend their volunteering efforts beyond the country’s borders, and touch the lives of underprivileged communities around the world. This visit by 15 UAE-based volunteers, marks the 3rd Volunteer Globally mission to take place in the West African nation.    Volunteer ......read more

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department honours sponsors and partners for the success of "Ramadan Dubai"

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 23, 2019 HE Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Ramadan Dubai, emphasized the importance of charity and voluntary work and the dissemination of noble and human values, especially in the holy month of Ramadan, which reflects the teachings and principles of Islamic religion and Sharia, and reflects the values of tolerance adopted by the United Arab Emirates as a well-established way of life, which has been clearly reflected in various fields and businesses this year in particular, the UAE Year for Tolerance. The ceremony was held at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, organized by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, in appreciation of the sponsors active participation ......read more

    DP World, Uae Region Contributes Significantly to the Well of Hope Project

    The leading trade enabler’s efforts help Sheikh Mohammad’s humanitarian competition achieve its lofty goals Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May, 2019:   DP World, UAE Region has announced that it has contributed 17,400 litres of water to the Well of Hope initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to commemorate the Holy Month of Ramadan and the values it enshrines. The decision to participate was a direct response to Sheikh Mohammed calling on both the private and public sector to collectively contribute in tackling the issue of water scarcity around the world. DP World has utilised the government's innovative water pumping system, encouraging its customers to participate to boost the final ......read more

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    123 readers led Taraweeh prayers during the holy month of Ramadan

    09 June, 2019, Dubai, UAE Ramadan Dubai 2019 ends its first edition, which began on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, attracting around half million worshipers from across most mosques in the emirate, and a host of 123 readers from inside and outside the country who revived the year of the Prophet, peace be upon him, through the performance of the prayer ritual Taraweeh throughout the nights of the holy month with their beautiful and influential voices. Ramadan Dubai was organized by the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His ......read more

    Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes a series of Iftaa sessions

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2019 The Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities Department has organized 248 Iftaa sessions during the holy month of Ramadan, benefiting more than 12000 people. This was a part of the agenda of Ramadan Dubai held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.  The sessions targeted the employees of some government institutions and worshippers in Dubai to achieve the objectives of Ramadan Dubai by establishing partnerships with government departments and by encouraging ......read more

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized a Ramadan Majlis in Hatta entitled "Year of Tolerance"

    Under the activities of Ramadan Dubai 29 May 2019, Dubai, UAE:  Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized a Ramadan Majlis in Hatta entitled "Year of Tolerance" in the presence of Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Work Sector at IACAD, General Coordinator of Ramadan Dubai, and Jasim Al Khazraji Director of Islamic Institutions Department, Chairman of the Content Committee of Ramadan Dubai, Khamis bin Dhaen, Director of the Center for Islamic Affairs in Hatta and a number of people and dignitaries in Hatta ......read more

    10,400 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Meshary Al-Affasi at the Grand Rashidiya Mosque on the night of 21st day of Ramadan

    Under Ramadan Dubai activities 28 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: 10,400 worshippers performed their prayers with Sheikh Mishari bin Rashid Al-Affasi, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Kuwait, including 5,000 worshippers at the Grand Rashidiya Mosque on the night of 21st day of Ramadan and 5,400 worshippers at the Sheikha Hind bint Jumaa Al Maktoum Mosque in Zabeel on the night of 22nd day Ramadan. Dr. Omar Mohammed Al-Khatib, Executive Director at the Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities Department, said that the worshippers Intensify their efforts in the last ten days of the holy month ......read more

    Ramadan Dubai celebrates Zayed Humanitarian Day

    27 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized a series of programs and events in Dubai that coincided with the Zayed Humanitarian Day, in addition to highlighting the achievements of the founder of the State, Sheikh Zayed, and his great efforts to promote the nation and its institutions and citizens. In the presence of Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Sector, IACAD General Coordinator of Ramadan Dubai, the Rashidiya Majlis in Dubai organized a Ramadan session, in collaboration with the Community Development ......read more

    Al Rashidiya Majlis discussed the late Sheikh Zayed's good deeds, in conjunction with Zayed Humanitarian Day

    Under the activities of Ramadan Dubai 26 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: In the presence of Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Sector, IACAD General Coordinator of Ramadan Dubai, the Rashidiya Majlis in Dubai organized a Ramadan session that praised the achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on 23 May 2019. In coordination with the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department a  The session was moderated by Mr. Mohammed Al-Kamali from the Ifta Department in Islamic Affairs, the Majlis hosted in cooperation with the Community ......read more

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department launches "Meals of Hope" in conjunction with Zayed Humanitarian Day

    Intended for the needy regardless of religion, race and color 25 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: In the observance of the Year of Tolerance and in conjunction with Zayed Humanitarian Day which falls on the 19th day of Ramadan, the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department has launched the "Meals of Hope" initiative to feed all individuals, families, the needy, and workers residing in Dubai, regardless of their religion and race. This is in line with the mission of the Department to spread and strengthen the values of moderate Islam, expand humanitarian philanthropy, and ......read more

    New Muslims Awarding during Ramadan Dubai activities

    May 22, 2019 - Dubai, UAE On Friday evening, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Rihili, a Saudi scholar and a teacher at the Holy Prophet's Mosque, delivered a religious lecture directly after Taraweeh prayer entitled "Fear a day when you will return to God" at Al Salam Mosque in Al Barsha, in one of the activities of Ramadan Dubai, a project organized by the Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities Department and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme "Ramadan Dubai ......read more

    Supreme Armenian Patriarch Hails UAE as Global Model of Peaceful Coexistence

    Addressing Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, Global Spiritual Leader Thanks Sharjah Ruler for His Generosity and Kindness to Armenians; Lauds Historical Arab-armenian Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, last night lauded the UAE leadership for its historical championing of respect and acceptance for all religious communities and Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in particular for his kindness and generosity to the Armenian ......read more

    Dubai Culture gathers the community to support ‘Well of Hope'

    Exemplifying creativity and openness, Hala Badri: Well of Hope aims to inculcate a culture of giving and instill the values of compassion and empathy in the society  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:    To reinforce a culture of giving and spread hope, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is inviting the community to participate in Well of Hope campaign on 23rd May 2019, from 8 pm until 1 am, at The Dubai Mall. Reckoned as one of the most accessible and inclusive campaigns in the UAE, Well of Hope is being held under Arab Hope Makers, an ......read more

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes a series of educational lectures

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2019:  The Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organized more than 50 educational and awareness lectures during the first two weeks of the holy month of Ramadan, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The aim of the seminar was to establish partnership with government departments and to encourage them to organize interactive educational programs for employees and clients during the month of Ramadan. It also aims to spread the ......read more

    Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar

    Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold Group; Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD, Pure Gold Group, and other police officials. Commenting on the event, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, says “Iftar is a time for ......read more

    "The Family's Happiness and Stability"

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and which carries the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". The dialogue session stressed the importance of promoting the principles that support the sustainability of the ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its kind targeting government female employees in Dubai with the objective of enhancing ties and positive interaction between female employees in different government departments.  The event included ......read more

    SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary country of tolerance, openness, and co-existence

    Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched its ‘Tolerance-related Legislation’ awareness initiative. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the recently ......read more

    Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices

    Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department overviewed the performance indicators and overall communication methodologies in place in the department including CSR, Media and PR.  “We have built a coherent ......read more

    Dubai youth and dignitaries interacted during Ramadan Dubai Majlis

    Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organize Ramadan Dubai Majlis 16 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, hosted a number of youth and promising dignitaries at Ramadan Dubai Majlis, an activity under the Ramadan Dubai project held in Dubai on Tuesday evening, the ninth day of Ramadan. This was in coordination with the majlis of H.E. Issa Al-Sirkal. The dialogue included constructive sessions aimed at promoting the convergence of generations, sustaining the message of the elders, listening to ideas of the youth and ......read more

    MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emiratis talents

    Youth Council supports Year of Tolerance with new artistic platform  Al Olama: Tolerance is a sublime national value that frames creative youth talents   UAE, Dubai, May 13, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has stressed the importance of utilizing the potential of youth and fostering their skills to support the UAE’s development progress.   HE Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for MoHAP, said it is very significant to adopt youth innovations and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge that respond to rapid changes and ......read more

    FANR commemorates International Internal Audit Awareness month

    FANR’s Internal Audit Department hosts knowledge sharing session led by Khalid Hamid, Executive Director of the State Audit Institution of the UAE FANR’s Corporate Governance is built upon transparency, accountability and fairness   13 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, is commemorating International Internal Audit Awareness month by holding special knowledge sharing sessions and highlighting the significant contribution of its Internal Audit ......read more

    Ramadan Dubai offers a special program for senior citizens

    12 May 2019, Dubai, UAE- The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, in cooperation with the Senior Happiness Centre of the Dubai Health Authority, has organized a series of visits to preach to the centre’s senior citizens, as part of Ramadan Dubai activities. Ramadan Dubai is organized by IACAD and carries the theme “Ramadan Dubai Compassion & Coexistence”. The project aims to spread the values of Islam and the spirit of tolerance among citizens and residents of the communities, promote the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence through the application ......read more

    Dubai Customs thwarts 87 marijuana oil smuggling attempts through Dubai airports in 1Q 2019

    Dubai – 11 May 2019:  Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs made 87 seizures of marijuana oil in 1Q 2019 compared to only 7 seizures in 2018. The department made 36 seizures in total in 2018.  “It is a huge increase in seizures for this illegal substance. We need to work together with all relevant departments in the country to fight the smuggling of narcotics, especially marijuana oil which is used in e-cigarettes and vape pens” Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department said. “Raising awareness around the hazards and bad ......read more

    6,000 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Saad bin Said Al-Ghamdi at Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai

    11 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai hosted 6,000 worshippers during the third and fourth day of Ramadan praying Taraweeh with Sheikh Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamidi, Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Taraweeh is an additional prayer of the Sunni Muslims performed at night after Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Ghamidi was invited by Ramadan Dubai, an event which runs during the whole duration of Ramadan. It is organized by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department under the patronage of His Highness ......read more

    SAIF ZONE holds meeting for business councils, bringing together more than 100 businessmen and investors

    SAIF Zone showcases high-end services and incentives before business councils Sharjah, 11 May 2019 More than 100 chairpersons and members of business councils as well as foreign investors interested in setting up businesses at the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) have recently gathered to learn about the zone’s high-end services and incentives. The meeting, which was organized by SAIF Zone and attended by representatives of multinational companies. Ms. Marian Carella, Chairman of Philippine Business Council and Mr. Iqbal Dawood, President of Pakistan Business ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber Discusses Enhancing Trade and Investment Cooperation with Brazil

    Sharjah, 11 May 2019:  H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), received recently, in his office at the SCCI, H.E.  Luis Limos Iqerga, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.  The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al-Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, Rafael Solimar, Head of the International Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Fatima Al Mokarrab, Head of the SCCI’s International Cooperation ......read more

    23 Leading Thinkers and Experts to Headline 8th Sharjah Ramadan Majlis

    SHEIKH SULTAN BIN AHMED AL QASIMI SAYS SHARJAH RAMADAN MAJLIS CELEBRATES EMIRATI TRADITIONS AND VALUES Sharjah, 6 May , 2019:  The Sharjah Press Club, an initiative of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, has unveiled the agenda of the eighth edition of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, to be held from May 13 to May 26 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. The Sharjah Ramadan Majlis sessions, once again being hosted in partnership with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (Sharjah Radio & TV), are aimed at tackling a broad spectrum of issues and topics -- from religion, society, ......read more

    United Arab Emirates Online Application Process Launched for Long-Term Residence Visas

    Middle East Immigration News Flash 40/2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  Executive summary  Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates in 2018, can now submit an online application for a six-month entry permit in order to complete procedures related to their purpose of residence that will enable them to finalise the immigration process.     Foreign nationals eligible for long-term residence permits, as announced by the government of the United Arab Emirates ......read more

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