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    UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment Convenes Fourth Meeting

    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

    UNICEF, WHO and UAE Officials Gather in Dubai for the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

    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

    Dubai Municipality starts geotechnical investigation for Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project

    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 supported by approximately 140 km of link sewers and key pumping stations.  When completed in 2022, the project will eliminate over 100 pump stations around the city that currently transfer sewage to treatment plants in Al Warsan and Jebel ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy Offer Insights on New Endowment Law

    New law facilitates procedures and creates a development tool for society Dubai-UAE: 19 November 2017:   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC) today hosted a joint press conference to shed light on the new Endowment Law that was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in October 2017.  Complementing the country’s vision for charity and generosity, the new law paves the way for the establishment of endowment institutions that meet societal needs through a comprehensive and modern legal framework that comprises substantive and procedural rules for the licensing and mechanism of endowment institutions, their management, obligations, and measures to ......read more

    Al Zeyoudi: UAE's Renewable Energy Projects are Key Achievements in Combating Climate Change

    During UAE’s keynote speech at COP23 in Bonn Dubai-UAE: 19 November, 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in combating the climate change impacts through its renewable energy projects and several initiatives and programs that will contribute to achieving the goals of the National Climate Change Plan 2050 and the National Climate Adaptation Program (NCAP), which aim to strengthen the country’s national capacities to withstand the climate challenges and transform them into opportunities that ensure long-term economic growth for current and future generations.  This came during UAE’s keynote speech at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United ......read more

    Al Zeyoudi: The National Climate Change Plan and the National Climate Adaptation Program are UAE's Significant Achievements in Combating Climate Change

    During UAE’s keynote speech at COP23 in Bonn,  Dubai-UAE: 18 November, 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in combating the climate change impacts through its revolutionary national programs, such as the launch of the National Climate Change Plan 2050 and the National Climate Adaptation Program (NCAP), which aim to strengthen the country’s national capacities to withstand the climate challenges and transform them into opportunities that ensure long-term economic growth for current and future generations.  This came during UAE’s keynote speech at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ......read more

    Emirates Post issued a set of postage stamps for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

    Promotion of UAE Tourism Sector  Dubai 18 November 2017:  In order to support the initiatives and endeavors of United Arab Emirates to promote the tourism sector and to raise awareness of the country's significant tourist landmarks, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps for some significant tourist landmarks in UAE for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in cooperation with World Tourism Organization and Universal Postal Union. Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, said that this issuance sheds light on the decision taken by United Nations General Assembly in its 70th session of defining 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which aims to educate decision-makers and the public on the role of the sustainable ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Smart Refund initiative to the finals of “Smart Government” program

    Dubai – 15 November 2017:  Dubai Customs has been shortlisted for Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program 2017. The nominated initiative that has made it to the finals is called “Smart Refund”.  The Smart Refund is one of the eight government initiatives announced by Dubai’ the Model Center of the Executive Council of Dubai Government as nominees to win the coveted Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program public award category.  A public poll will be held from November 23 to December 7 upon which the initiative acquiring the highest number of votes will be awarded the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program flag.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, said that the authority is committed to improving customs service delivery systems to save customers time and ......read more

    Dubai Customs: First government department to win seven-star rating from Ideas UK.

    Dubai – 15 November 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 win this seven-star rating. The new rating was granted to Dubai Customs in the 31st Ideas UK award ceremony which was held in Stratford Upon Avon, UK on 8-9 November 2017.   Bin Sulayem commented on this achievement: “It’s no stranger to Dubai Customs to innovate and come up with new winning ideas within its efforts and journey to facilitate trade and movement ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allots US$45 Million Grant to Colombia

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Grant demonstrates Abu Dhabi government’s keenness on strengthening ties with Colombia” Funding to establish education and health centres, and support SMEs Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 November, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended an Abu Dhabi government grant worth US$45 million (AED165 million) to Colombia.    Aimed at underpinning social development, the grant will assist in establishing a network of education and health centres, in addition to launching a programme to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs).    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Sergio Londoño Zurek, Director General of the Presidential Agency ......read more

    UAE's Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science conducts site visits to assess Japanese and German projects

    Dr Abdulla Al Mandous: “Our site visits are an integral part of our provision of support and collaborative expertise to ensure that our awardees’ ground-breaking projects will have the maximum impact” Site visits evaluate innovative projects using a variety of scientific techniques to improve cloud seeding operations Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 November 2017:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science’s Strategic Direction Committee has conducted site visits to assess the latest progress in two ground-breaking scientific projects led by internationally renowned German and Japanese researchers.   Launched by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE, and managed by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is an ......read more

    United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn - Green Hope makes a mark

    Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017:  Youth members of Green Hope were in Bonn, Germany last week , making an emphatic statement to  COP23 , the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. On the weekend preceding this summit , a Conference of Youth , known as COY13, was held and was attended by thousands of youth activists from all over the world. A two member team from Green Hope , comprising of its Founder President Kehkashan Basu and Campaign Officer , Joshua Saji were invited to conduct a workshop at this summit. Green Hope’s workshop was titled “ Impacts of Climate Change on Sustainable Consumption” . Addressing a full house of youth activists during the workshop , Kehkashan said “We are running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere ......read more

    Dr. Raza Siddiqui Bags the Healthcare CEO of the Year Award at London Ceremony

    Arabian Healthcare Group CEO and Executive Director of RAK Hospital brings the honor to Ras Al Khaimah Dr Siddiqui was the only awardee from the healthcare sector selected from 200 nominees   November 11, 2017; Dubai, UAE: In a proud moment, the CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and the Executive Director of RAK Hospital brought the honor of receiving the “Healthcare CEO of the Year” award to the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah. Cited as the Oscars of the commercial world, the BURJ CEO Awards honored Dr. Raza Siddiqui for his outstanding contribution to the UAE healthcare industry and bringing in innovation and superlative quality measures to the group’s array of brands. Around 200 Chief Executive Officers from across the world were nominated for the awards, out of which 20 were selected. Dr Siddiqui was the only ......read more

    Clean-Up Arabia 2017 Campaign Concludes in Abu Dhabi

    with participation of 3000 volunteers and 120 divers, Abu Dhabi, UAE: 11 November 2017:  The Clean-Up Arabia 2017 Campaign under the slogan “You Can Make a Difference”’ ended in the capital city Abu Dhabi with a huge participation of volunteers and from different public and private organizations.   Clean-Up Arabia is an annual voluntary campaign that aims to clean up the diving sites and beaches of the UAE and surrounding regions. The campaign also aims at engaging the community members from all walks of life to make a difference, saving the marine environment from pollution, making awareness among people to have a positive attitude in maintaining a clean and sound environment by practice and participation.  The 22nd edition of the campaign was launched on Saturday 4th of November in Dibba, ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates World Quality Day

    Dubai – 11 November 2017:  The Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at Dubai Customs celebrated on Tuesday 9th November 2017 World Quality Day under the theme “Celebrating Leadership Everyday” at Dubai Customs headquarters in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of departments and employees, plus representatives from TUV Intercert, the international certification office.  Commenting on the day, Musabih said:” Since the launch of the first excellence program in the world by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai we have raised the bar and decided to turn all challenges into opportunities in fulfilment of our vision and national strategies whilst adopting quality in every ......read more

    du organized Waste Management Forum in Support of the UAE's Green Economy Vision

    The event focused on evaluating and improving waste management practices to promote more sustainable strategies across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 09 November 2017:  In line with the UAE’s Green Economy Vision as well as company-wide sustainability efforts, du organised its first Waste Management Forum, which took place at du headquarters in Dubai Media City. Government Entities, HSE practitioners, NGO’s and other key stakeholders were invited to come together and discuss the current waste management strategies and best practices to promote more environmentally friendly solutions for the region. “At du, we take our environmental efforts very seriously, and we encourage projects like this that help us consistently improve our approaches to handling pressing issues regarding environmental sustainability. We strive to ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and Dubai Police sign MoU to extend cooperation in humanitarian and charitable work.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) with Dubai Police to extend cooperation in humanitarian and charitable work.  The MoU was signed today by HE. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police at the 10th session of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices organized by the Dubai Government Excellence Program today. The MoU aims to foster exchange of information, knowledge and experience to cooperate in the humanitarian field. As part of the MoU, the Dubai Police will first study humanitarian cases that they receive that have a medical component. They will then forward such cases to DHA’s ......read more

    L'Oréal Middle East's employees lead beach clean-up on 5th Citizen Day Celebration

    Service to the community and protection of the environment key priorities for Citizen Day activities United Arab Emirates, November 5th, 2017:  L’Oréal Middle East has continued its tradition of Citizen Day – where employees and senior management participate in good causes and give back to the community – by leading a beach cleanup on the fifth edition of the celebration.  On November 2nd, 2017, over 350 L’Oréal employees from the UAE accompanied the group’s senior management to the Jebel Ali Marine sanctuary in cooperation with the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, where they spent the day combing the beaches and untangling mangroves.  Citizen Day has become a global commitment for L’Oréal, where the group’s employees from across the world engage in social outreach ......read more

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Government to raise the curtain on 10th Dubai Forum

    Government forum gets underway 7-8 November Dubai, 5 November 2017:   The Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, a leading knowledge-sharing platform for government officials, will get underway Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Center. Running from 7-8 November, Dubai Forum 2017 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and organized by the Dubai Government Excellence Program, a standards-setting division in The General Secretariat of Dubai. Ahead of the forum, H.E. Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary-General of The Executive Council of Dubai, said: “The Dubai Government Excellence Program was established to elevate the performance of the government of Dubai by drawing on international best practices. At the center of that effort ......read more

    ‘Clean Up Arabia 2017' Campaign Launches Under the Slogan: ‘You Can Make a Difference'

    As one of the major activities during 2017, the Year of Giving, Dubai-UAE: 04 November, 2017:  The Emirates Diving Association (EDA) has launched the ‘Clean Up Arabia 2017’ campaign on Saturday, November 4, for the 22nd consecutive year at Dibba city in Fujairah. The drive witnessed wide participation of volunteers from different public and private organisations and will cover the beaches and diving sites in the UAE and participating countries in the region.  The campaign is organized by EDA in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dibba Municipality and the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority. It is also backed by the Australian ‘Clean Up the World’ campaign, the USA-based ‘International Coastal Clean-up’ and the Project AWARE ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Marks Flag Day with Patriotic Initiatives

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 November, 2017;  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today celebrated Flag Day with a series of patriotic initiatives. Notably, the Fund joined the One Million Signatures of Loyalty to the Nation campaign and launched a competition for the best flag picture. The month-long internal competition aims to bolster patriotism and unity. The Fund will select the winner during the 46thUAE National Day.   Suitably attired in the flag colours - red, green, white and black - ADFD employees gathered around the flag pole in front of the Fund’s headquarters at 11am to hoist the national flag and listen to the national anthem. On the occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, expressed his gratitude to the UAE President His ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre Celebrates Flag Day

    ADSIC’s Acting Director General: The UAE Flag gives us positive energy, strength and motivation Abu Dhabi, 2 November 2017:  HE Dr. Rawda Al-Saadi, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), raised the UAE flag at ADSIC’s headquarters in celebration of Flag Day. H.E. Dr. Al Saadi said that Flag Day represents an important national occasion where people express their commitment and dedication to the UAE, reaffirm their unity, and renew their promise to continue working diligently on the legacy and path set forth by the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan. HE Dr. Al Saadi added, “Celebrating Flag Day underscores the importance this national symbol holds in the lives of every single person in the UAE. It gives people the positive energy, strength and motivation ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates Flag Day

    Dubai - 2 November 2017:  Dubai Customs celebrated UAE Flag Day on Thursday 2nd November 2017 which falls on 3rd November every year.  Flag Day is a national campaign, which was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in November 2013 to commemorate the accession of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the nation. Children of DC Childcare Center took part in the Flag Day ceremony, where they presented a memorial gift to Dubai Customs’ director.  A flag-raising ceremony was held at Dubai Customs headquarters in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs. The ceremony started with raising the UAE Flag, singing the National anthem, and declaring the flag oath. The flag was ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Celebrates UAE Flag Day

    Dubai-UAE: 2 November, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today joined public and private sector organizations across the UAE in marking the nation’s Flag Day with traditional fervor at its headquarters. In line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Foundation convened a flag-raising ceremony that drew the participation of AMAF’s employees and some Minors. In collaboration with the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, AMAF volunteers distributed UAE flags to minors and their caregivers.   Speaking at the flag-raising ceremony, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “On behalf of the Foundation, I congratulate the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed ......read more

    EPG joins ‘Flag Day 2017' celebrations

    Dubai, November 2, 2017:  Emirates Post Group joined the national Flag Day activities by hoisting the national flag at its head office in Ramool and in all post offices and subsidiaries, as part of nation-wide celebrations. The celebrations were in response to the call given by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to honour the national flag on the occasion of the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as President of the UAE. “As a federal organization, Emirates Post Group takes great pride in honouring the UAE Flag which symbolizes the nation’s values of peace, progress and harmony,” said EPG Acting CEO Mr. Abdullah Al Ashram. “The Flag Day is a great occasion to recognize the importance ......read more

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    75% of Empower's 85,000 customers embraces ‘e-services' of the company

    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

    Empower Sponsors ‘Open Day' at Rashid Centre and joins National Day Celebrations

    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

    Dubai Maritime City Authority celebrates another Emirati achievement across the global maritime industry

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) celebrated an Emirati achievement across the international maritime industry and extended its congratulations to Saeed Al Malik who has been elected as the new Chairman of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA). Winning by a unanimous number of votes, Al Malik is the first Arab national to hold the ISSA's top post. He will replace the incumbent Chairman, Singaporean Abdul Hamid Al Hajji, and will serve for three years beginning in 2018. Al Malik's victory represents a strong push in the UAE's candidacy for Category B ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee participates in ‘Motori' workshop

    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

    Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce reveals hike in sales to the region

    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

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Kids' community program to increase children's knowledge on diabetes

    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

    Empower emphasizes key role of district cooling in meeting decarbonization targets under UAE Transformation Map

    November 19, 2017 - District cooling’s significant contribution to the global initiative towards energy efficiency, if incorporated from the planning stage of infrastructure development, could address a crucial aspect of the UAE’s key targets in its transformation, said Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Empower and Advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on district cooling, in a statement, following the UAE Transformation Map, which was revealed recently at the World Economic Forum website. Under the UAE Transformation Map’s ‘Environmental ......read more

    Dubai Design and Fashion Council signs MoU with The Ministry of Economy for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

    Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and the Ministry of Economy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the protection of intellectual property rights, and against intellectual rights violations, in a signing ceremony held in Dubai Design District. His Excellency Eng Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Economic Affairs in the United Arab Emirates and Dr Amina Al Rustamani, Chairperson of Dubai Design and Fashion Council signed the agreement. The ceremony was signed in the offices of DDFC, attended by representatives from ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning against dispensing antibiotics without medical prescription

    UAE, November 18, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Chairman of the National Pharmacovigilance Council, announced that the Ministry intends to issue new health legislations to put an end to the dangerous practice of dispensing  antibiotics without medical prescription in the context of the World Health Organization's (WHO) reports on the prevalence of the threat created by bacterial resistance to antibiotics which is caused by changes that occur in the bacteria ......read more

    Undersecretary of Ministry of Health and Prevention meets with Ambassador of the Argentine Republic

    UAE, November 16, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met with H.E. Dr. Fernando De Martini, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the UAE, to discuss potential opportunities in the development of bilateral relations in the health sector. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was also attended by H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary, MOHAP. The meeting covered discussions on how to further improve and enhance bilateral relations between the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches ‘Leadership & Innovation in Health' training program

    UAE, November 15, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Training and Development Center, organized the ‘Leadership and Innovation in Health’ training program in partnership with the University of Monash of Australia and the Harvard Macy Institute of USA, with the aim of training and developing the abilities of health sector leaders in accordance with international best practices. The program addresses several aspects of healthcare system design, health workforce planning, challenges to current health care delivery at the national and global ......read more

    Bin Sulayem receives Maersk CEO in Dubai and exchanges successful experiences with the visiting delegation

    H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), held today (November 14, 2017) a meeting with Johan Uggla, the CEO of Maersk and the Grandson of the founder of the well-known global maritime company which is one of the world's largest Container Shipping and Logistics Companies. Bin Sulayem discussed Dubai’s leading efforts in ports and logistics development in terms of infrastructure and legislations, aimed at enhancing the local maritime sector. Uggla visited Dubai with a group ......read more

    Dubai Civil Aviation Authority signs strategic cooperative agreement with DAFZA at Dubai Airshow 2017

    UAE, November 14, 2017 - The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) during Dubai Airshow. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two parties in the economic, social and cultural aspects of their respective operations. The move complements the objectives set forth in Dubai Plan 2021, which looks towards reinforcing the emirate's position as a global destination across many aspects and continuously support the government's communication strategy. The agreement also ......read more

    Emirates Intellectual Property Association and World Intellectual Property Organization successfully organize national workshop on arbitration of intellectual property disputes

    November 14, 2017- The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) successfully concluded today (Tuesday, November 14, 2017), a national workshop covering the arbitration of intellectual property disputes.  The event, which was held in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was aimed towards discussing the significant role being played by arbitration in intellectual property dispute resolution, based on national and international experiences and references. The event was attended by VIPs, government dignitaries, decision-makers and IP experts--all ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches Future Aviation Lounge Powered by DAFZA during Dubai Air Show 2017

    UAE, November 13, 2017 - His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the "Future Aviation Lounge, Powered by DAFZA" initiative during this year's edition of the Dubai Airshow 2017. The "Future Aviation Lounge" is the first business social network that accelerates and encourages innovation within Aviation industry, making it simpler for members to share knowledge, expertise and more among themselves. IBM Watson empowers the lounge and adds a new dimension of personal assistance and ......read more

    Dubai Courts provides free pleading service for insolvent litigants through ‘Sanad Program'

    UAE, November 13, 2017 - Dubai Courts has launched the ‘Sanad Program’ as part of its commitment to financially support insolvent litigants, in line with the national directives to spread happiness and promote the culture of giving and wellbeing under the Year of Giving initiative. ‘Sanad Program’ is the result of the cooperation with various law firms in Dubai, which opens new horizons to the legal sector aimed at facilitating the litigation process by providing free pleading services in labor lawsuits from the date of registration up to the final judgment. The ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches awareness campaign on seasonal flu

    UAE, November 8, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Health Clinics and Centers Sector - Preventive Medicine Department launched awareness campaign on seasonal flu which will last until December 8, 2017. The campaign targets the healthcare professionals in the ministry and the private sector in the northern Emirates. The activities of campaign includes lectures and training on updated clinical information of the influenza virus, highlighting its risks, and ensuring the importance and effectiveness of the available vaccine.   During the campaign’s launch, ......read more

    Ministry of Economy discusses ways to reinforce economic & investment ties with Maldives

    H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, has commended the growing trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Maldives. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade between the two countries has progressively increased over the past five years, increasing by 12 per cent from AED 422 million in 2015 to AED 475 million in 2016 (USD 129.2 million). This came during H.E. Engr. Al Mansoori’s reception of a Maldivian delegation headed by H.E. Mohammed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Maldives, in the presence of H.E. Juma Mohammed Al ......read more

    Empower settles loan instalment of AED 147 million ahead of time

    Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2017 – Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has settled its semi-annual loan instalment two months before its maturity on December 31, 2017. The pre-settled loan instalment amounting to AED 147 million (USD 40 million) forms part of Empower’s syndicated loan facility from a consortium of international and local banks and financial institutions. Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “Empower has always been prudent and strategic when investing in plants and network ......read more

    DED-Ajman & DED Abu Dhabi sign cooperative agreement

    UAE, November 8, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) signed a cooperative agreement with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi aiming to enhance cooperation, coordination and the exchange of expertise on systems and services being developed, in order to support the Economic Vision of both emirates. The agreement calls for the exchange of best practices and expertise in many areas such as economic and strategic planning, commercial industrial tourism legislation, investment development, inspection and control, support services, trade ......read more

    Department of Economic Development – Ajman highlights importance of economic planning and creation of a competitive economy during visit of delegation from Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

    UAE, November 7, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) emphasized the importance of economic planning and its key role in helping create a competitive economy during a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) at the department’s headquarters in Ajman. The visit is part of the ongoing efforts to reinforce cooperation and enhance coordination among government agencies, in light of the move to create strategic guidelines and mechanisms aimed at driving in more growth for the emirate. Rashid Hassan ......read more

    Empower cools seven of Dubai's most prestigious & creatively-designed buildings

    Seven of the 10 most beautiful and uniquely-designed buildings in Dubai are served with district cooling system provided by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. These buildings were chosen by UAE newspaper Emarat Al Youm and real estate website AqaratDubai.ae as among the top 10 most prominent landmarks in Dubai and the most beautiful in terms of creative architecture. Empower has announced that the Burj Al Arab, Raffles Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis The Palm, DIFC – Gate Building, Emirates ......read more

    Strategic cooperation between Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Interpol to help protect intellectual and creative products in the MENA region

    November 06, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) in cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the world’s largest international police organisation, successfully kicked off the 7th Regional Intellectual Property, IP, Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today (November 6, 2017), at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The event, which will run until the 7th of November 2017, is being held under the patronage and the presence of Lieutenant-General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai ......read more

    UNEP special advisor & Empower CEO successfully concludes top-level meetings in India for ‘District Energy in Cities' global initiative

    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, represented by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, who is special advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on district cooling, successfully concluded key participation in a series of meetings and activities during the ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative held in India. Bin Shafar successfully met with top national government delegates in India including Mr. Gyanesh Bharti, Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) ......read more

    Dubai Police General Command Honors D-Connector with Certificate of Appreciation

    Just recently, the D-Connector team was awarded with a certificate of recognition by the Dubai Police for delivering their security message to the community through smart screens. DUBAI, UAE—D-Connector, one of the leading Out-of-Home (OOH) companies in Dubai specializing in mobile LED screens, has reached another significant milestone. The Dubai Police has honored the company with a certificate of appreciation on October 26, 2017 at Kite Beach, in recognition of its efforts and cooperation with the Dubai Police General Command in promoting events in the region, including ......read more

    SCTDA participates in World Travel Market in London

    Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will participate in World Travel Market (WTA) exhibition for the fifteenth consecutive year, which will commence on Monday in London and will continue until November 9, to emphasize Sharjah's tourist position in international tourism map. World Travel Market is one of world's most significant tourism events, which brings together pioneers of tourism and travel, tourism makers and those interested in the tourism sector from around the world, in addition to international media. The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development ......read more

    ‘Sea Dubai' unveils new dedicated anchoring areas for yachts and leisure activities in the Dubai Sea

    To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to support and develop recreational marine activities to provide world-class experience to all Dubai visitors. As part of the first phase of ‘Sea Dubai’ implementation, the Burj Al Arab ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention holds workshop on drug quality & control with international experts

    UAE, November 3, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention organized a workshop with industry & regulatory experts from the European Medicines Agency, the workshop’s objective was to share the latest advances in medicinal manufacturing practices & quality standards. Registration of Innovative drugs ‘The UAE is the first country in the Middle East & North Africa region to adopt an effective & rapid system for the registration of innovative drugs with the highest standards of quality’, said Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for ......read more

    Second day of 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum continue to shed light on the future of the economy

    UAE, November 2, 2017 – Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council, the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, concluded its second day with the third and fourth working sessions focused on development planning and UAE’s programs in attracting investments. The Emirate of Ajman is hosting the 4th edition of the forum, following the success of previous editions held in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee renews loyalty to country and leaders during UAE Flag Day celebration

    UAE, November 2, 2017 - In response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai (SLC) celebrated the UAE Flag Day, which also marked the 13th anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s ascension to the presidency. The SLC participated at the flag-raising ceremony held at Dubai Design District (d3) along with Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Smart City Office.  SLC officials led by Secretary General H.E. Ahmed Bin Mishar Al Muhairi, managers ......read more

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