Sultan Bin Sulayem: DP World and Tata part of India’s growth story and can benefit through shared knowledge and expertise
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, has met senior executives from India’s Tata Group to explore opportunities for cooperation, knowledge sharing and best practice.
Discussions covered logistics and supply chain operations, innovative customer care and creating high quality, sustainable services.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Jafza, and Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO, Dubai Trade.
Mr. Bin Sulayem outlined DP World’s operations across 40 countries, and its role in enabling trade across the global supply chain by providing industry-leading services, including ......read more
IGG, the first major UAE player to take part at the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018: IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 November later this year.
Under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, SNSR Expo is held under the theme of “shaping the future of national security & risk prevention” with the aim of bringing together international businesses together with the Saudi Government. The event will showcase ......read more
Dubai – 20 March 2018: Dubai Customs celebrated the International Day of Happiness on 20th March with 10 activities and initiatives in line also with the Year of Zayed. The events took part in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, number of directors and senior managers, and more than 500 employees and clients.
Musabih kicked off the “Let’s Create Happiness Together” activity, organized by Corporate Communication Department. Employees enjoyed their morning cup of coffee in a happy and cheerful ambience, and they had their pictures published on the social media with the hashtag #DubaiCustoms_Happiness
Director of Dubai Customs and the employees stood in front of the main entrance to form ......read more
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: Partnership strengthens ties between the UAE and Turkmenistan and opens doors for new collaborations in sustainable investment in Islamic economy
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan (TFEB) to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices in Islamic economy.
The signing ceremony took place during an official high-level Turkmen delegation visit to the UAE on 15 March 2018, headed by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan.
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC, and His Excellency Rahimberdy J Jepbarov, Chairman of TFEB, signed the MoU in the presence ......read more
Khalid Al Bustani: UAE tax system takes into account the real estate sector’s continued investment competitiveness
Bin Mejren: 85% of components in Dubai’s real estate sector are currently tax-free
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and Dubai Land Department (DLD) have confirmed that the UAE’s recently introduced VAT will have a limited impact on the real estate sector.
FTA and DLD have stated that all real estate transactions, with the exception of the sale of vacant commercial properties and commercial property leases, will be either not subject to or exempt from the 5% VAT, while leased commercial property will not be considered a supply during their sale by the taxable person and will therefore not be taxable.
His ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, 17 March 2018: Emirates is pleased to announce a successful execution of a US$600 million sukuk (Islamic finance issuance).
The issuance received a good response from both local and international investors.
The issuance of the Trust Certificates, in the principal amount of US$600 million will be repaid in an amortizing format over 10 years with legal maturity in March 2028.
The proceeds from the issuance will be used for general corporate purposes including aircraft financing and working capital.
Nirmal Govindadas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasury said: “We are pleased with the level and quality of interest in this Sukuk issuance.
Emirates continues to take a diversified approach to our long-term financing strategy and today’s issuance confirms the confidence of ......read more
Company releases second sustainability report with results on the Group’s economic, environmental and social impact
44.5% reduction in total number of Lost Time Injuries and a 26.7% reduction in Total Lost Day Rate from 2016 to 2017
In 2017, 57% of non-hazardous waste was recycled and diverted from landfill
15% of new hires were female and 53% increase in Emiratis employed
4 star-rating from Taqdeer Awards for worker welfare excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 March 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), the management company for one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, is the proud recipient of its first sustainability award at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards Ceremony 2018 in the ......read more
Ajman, UAE, March 15, 2018: AJMAN and Ukrainian Environmental expert who arrived in the country to participate in the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability” found dead in his room in the second of the conference which concluded on 7th March 2018.
The deceased who was identified as Dr. Serjiy Lavrynenko, professor at Technical University Kh.P.I presented his paper on the first day of the conference on “Formation of Hierarchical Zink Oxide Nanostructures for solar Energy converters and Photovoltaic” and then left early to his room in Ramada Hotel in Ajman.
He was contacted by the members of the scientific committee of the conference who asked him to come back, but he apologized and informed them he was unwell. They offered to take him to hospital, but ......read more
Bin Ghalita: The memorandum consolidates cooperation between government institutions and strengthens confidence in Dubai’s real estate market
Lootah: We are keen to provide an appropriate economic environment for competitive economic activity in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th March 2018: In line with its commitment to integrating government agencies and harnessing all expertise to enhance trust among real estate investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai through the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), DLD’s regulatory arm.
The MoU focuses on establishing a mechanism for monitoring and inspecting real estate facilities licensed by RERA.
Under the agreement, the Commercial Compliance & ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid highlights the importance of reading and education to a healthy and happy community
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa, Minister of Community Development for the UAE, highlighted the importance of a reading culture to the greater community as the Ministry of Community Development launched its UAE Month of Reading initiative, a comprehensive programme of events and initiatives aimed at maintaining an educated, cohesive and responsible society in the UAE.
The Ministry of Community Development has cooperated with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, and local authorities in an initiative which consists of 14 different activations and events throughout the month of March aimed ......read more
Dubai, March 11, 2018: Reinforcing its commitment to innovative knowledge-based societies and smart communities of the future, Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is participating in the Innovation Arabia Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.
Dubai Investments has taken centre stage at the exhibition through its subsidiaries MODUL University Dubai, University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] and the ‘Mirdif Hills’ project, being developed by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company [DIRC], a wholly-owned DI subsidiary. The exhibition, being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, continues till March 13.
The company’s participation in Innovation Arabia exhibition comes within the framework of ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 11 March, 2018: A new group of ‘Hybrid’ cities recorded by JLL as having clear attributes of either ‘Emerging World Cities’ or ‘New world Cities’, has placed Dubai among the world’s top destinations for FDI in the real estate market. In a new report by JLL titled, World Cities:
Mapping the Pathways to Success, ‘Hybrid’ cities are best epitomised by Dubai.
Dubai has been making progress in improving real estate transparency and as a result has witnessed high levels of foreign investor activity in the last cycle.
Earning its position as the most transparent real estate market in the Middle East in JLL’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI), Dubai has been termed as a ‘Hybrid’ city due to several initiatives to improve ......read more
Leading national security and resilience event consolidates its status as the most important gathering of its kind in the region
INSR’s focus on AI and cybersecurity sets the agenda for practitioners, businesses and governments
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2018 – The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) today concluded in the UAE capital, consolidating its status as the leading regional forum dedicated to homeland security.
The exhibition’s success is evident from the figures indicating a significant increase in participation by public and private sector entities over the previous edition in 2016:
30 per cent growth in government buyers
20 per cent increase in participating international ......read more
Abu Dhabi – March 10, 2018: G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, showcased augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the recently held International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which is a major boost to the security sector.
G4S presented a range of innovative smart security solutions including electronic monitoring system for offenders. G4S also replicated a security control room to give attendees a look into the system that ensures security and is capable of handling emergency situations at a place or event.
The AR smart glasses allow the officials to detect and single out offenders that are on the criminal or wanted lists in the UAE. The smart glasses create a red circle around the face of anyone with a criminal ......read more
UAE-based engineering consultancy marks International Women’s Day by highlighting the importance of women to the industry
Leading survey outlines opportunities available in thriving UAE construction sector
DUBAI, MARCH 8, 2017: DC PRO Engineering has marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by encouraging more women to take the lead in the region’s construction and engineering sector, insisting the booming industry needs them.
According to recent findings of the Pinsent Masons’ GCC Construction Survey, overall sentiment in the region’s construction sector has improved by approximately 7 per cent. The findings show that the UAE is still the GCC’s leading market and expected to record growth in 2018, with 38 per cent of respondents forecasting new opportunities this year, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018: Dubai Customs joined the international customs community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Convention
On this occasion, and in parallel with the World Customs Organization’s HS celebrations, the Tariff and Origin Department of DC held an event commemorating thirty years of remarkable achievements and success stories since the launch of the HS convention in 1988.
“The Harmonized System is the universal nomenclature for international trade, and we highly value the great efforts of our employees towards advancing customs work and efficiently implementing the WCO’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System,” said Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs.
“The HS is a ......read more
Leading French oil & gas companies to exhibit the latest sector innovations from
March 26th to the 28th in Muscat, Oman on Stand 4410
United Arab Emirates- March 7, 2018: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavillion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the Sultanate of Oman.
A renowned list of leading French oil and gas companies will be represented in the pavilion extending the latest knowledge, technologies and business opportunities to the attendees.
The expertise, technological skills and innovation capacity of France’s firms continue to reinforce the international reputation when it comes to supporting the oil and gas industry, placing the country high in rankings of European ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the formation of four new committees – the Auditing and Governance Committee, the Charity Work Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Endowment Development Committee – with the aim of improving efficiency, governance, and transparency.
The announcement followed the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, established by Resolution No. 3 of 2018 that was issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.
His Excellency Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair, Chairman of AMAF, presided over the meeting. Attendees included His Excellency Abdul Rahman Hareb Rashid Al Hareb, Vice Chairman, His Excellency Ali ......read more
Dubai, 6th March 2018: DHL, the world leader in express and logistics has extended their support through a logistical partnership with the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). As a logistical partner, DHL will transport shipments containing donated hair for wigs to selected locations in the UAE.
Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah in the UAE.
The organization is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get through the journey of cancer treatment, and delivers moral and financial support.
Geoff Walsh, Country Manager, DHL UAE said: “Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of DHL’s culture and making a real ......read more
ABU DHABI, 6th March 2018: The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones (Manafth) and Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City (Jaheziya) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in training programs related to safety, security and emergency.
The MOU was signed today by Jasem Mohammed Alzaabi, General Manager of Manafath, and Ali Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Jaheziya, on the margins of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR 2018) currently taking place in Abu Dhabi.
The MOU provides for future cooperation in the development, and subsequent delivery of tailored training programs in the fields of security, safety, emergency preparedness and crisis management, as well as the exchange of expertise and joint collaboration to build, ......read more
Initiatives fall under ‘Yad Al Khair Committee’ in alignment with ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2018]: In line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) — the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD) — has received a generous donation of AED 500,000 from Emirates Islamic Bank to support insolvent tenants in rental claims disputes. The RDC has already set up the committee ‘Yad Al Khair [Hand of Giving] Committee’ to study the cases that require support from the donation.
Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of the RDC, commented: “We would like to thank Emirates Islamic Bank for this noble humanitarian ......read more
Region’s definitive national security event gets underway at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 6 March
Microsoft named exhibition’s artificial intelligence partner
Event tackles security-related themes including innovation, artificial intelligence
Leading companies from 55 countries including US, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey and South Korea to showcase cutting-edge security solutions
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 March, 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) will kick off tomorrow at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the theme ......read more
Increase of 25% in registered companies at DAFZA with multinational companies making up 36% of total number of companies in the freezone
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “Results confirm DAFZA’s position as one of the world’s most advanced and developed freezones”
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni: “A successful journey over the past two decades has positioned DAFZA among the best in the industry regionally and globally”
DAFZA contributed 7% to Dubai's non-oil trade and 18% of total freezones trade in Dubai according to 2016 statistics
16% increase in licensing revenues and 2% increase in total assets
Dubai Blink, a unique virtual market place and Free Zone Exchange selected within the Dubai 10x initiatives to be implemented within 24 months
Dubai, ......read more
Dubai Police to Mark Inaugural Participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
To showcase smart services at Stand No. 4100, Hall 4 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Co-located Major Events Safety and Security Summit and new Future of Policing forum to run in partnership with Dubai Police
Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 01, 2018: The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018), the definitive national security and resilience event in the MENA region, is set to welcome official delegations from Dubai Police over the three days of the event.
Supporting ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 as associate partner for the first time, Dubai Police will showcase its cutting-edge smart services, including smart police stations, at its stand no. 4100, Hall 4, and participate in the ......read more
Ajman environment conference to see seven global keynote experts
Ajman, UAE, March 01, 2018: The fifth edition of the Ajman International Environment Conference is to see seven keynote global environment researchers and experts out of 70 international lecturers to chip in the Summit.
Dr. Michael D’Andrae (Adaptation to Climate Change)
The list of keynote speakers includes Dr. Michael D’Andrae, Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, Toronto, Canada. D’Andrae has more than 30 years of experience in municipal engineering, water, wastewater and construction services. He has worked in engineering consultancy at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and the City of Toronto.
He initiated several environmental drives, including the city's ......read more
UAE, March 19, 2018 – The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) successfully celebrated ‘Gulf Consumer Protection Day’ at the Social Development Centre in Al Jarf Area. The event was held to demonstrate the department's continuing commitment towards ensuring a high level of consumer protection across consumers in the emirate, which is a top priority and one of the set goals of the department's efforts towards the creation and promotion of a safe and fair consumer and investment environment--ably supporting the development of the UAE's ......read more
Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region and one of the most progressive insurance companies in the UAE, has reinforced its industry leadership by receiving the award of ‘Best Takaful Provider’ during the Islamic Finance News (IFN) World Leaders Summit & Dubai Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, 11 March 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards honor the best and leading players in the global Islamic finance industry. This award was given in recognition of the company’s significant ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently highlighted the outstanding achievements of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (DMSS) at the recently concluded 14th Annual Gulf Ship Finance Forum in Dubai. The DMCA’s participation was in line with its efforts to enhance the local maritime environment to attract global industry leaders and catapult Dubai into the ranks of the world’s best maritime capitals.
“The DMCA is at the forefront of boosting the competitiveness of the emirate’s maritime sector according to the directives of the country’s wise leaders to ......read more
Organisers of the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) have announced that the Award's judging panel has selected winners for each category, to be honoured in a ceremony at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on March 28, the first day of the International Government Communication Forum.
The judging process for the 13 categories was carried out using a special electronic system through which each member of the judging panel evaluated the entries individually. The evaluations and selection of the winning entries were done at a final meeting of the judges on Wednesday (March 14, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, March 14, 2018 /ADNEC/ The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed completion of its preparations to host the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018, the local edition of the Special Olympics World Games, which is the biggest humanitarian sporting event in the world. The event, which will be held from March 16 to March 20, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, falls in line with the continuing efforts to achieve the objectives set forth in UAE Vision 2021, that highlight full integration of people of determination into the community.
This ......read more
UAE, March 12, 2018- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is all set for its 19th participation at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) in a bid to promote Sharjah’s top tourist spots, attract more international visitors, and join the world's leading tourism and hospitality events. Running from March 13 to 15, 2018, the 25th edition of MITT will provide SCTDA with a global platform to highlight the emirate’s promotional plans to enhance its position as a leading family tourist destination and attract 10 million tourists by ......read more
UAE, 12 March 2018 – A joint committee comprising representatives from the Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) and the Ministry of Economy recently made an inspection of major outlets in the emirate to check the prices of their goods. The campaign is part of DED-Ajman’s continuous efforts to monitor the application of the value added tax and ensure that all establishments will not abuse the law by unjustly raising the prices of their products. Part of the joint committee’s mandate is to investigate consumer complaints on high prices in shopping centers. ......read more
The UAE-Japan Business Forum recently concluded in Tokyo in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Kosaburo Nishime, Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. The event, which was held to discuss the further strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, was also attended by senior ranking UAE and Japanese officials that included Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); H.E. Khalid Omran Al Ameri, UAE Ambassador to Japan and H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al ......read more
UAE, March 6, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) has started collecting a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fee from companies and establishments applying for or renewing their commercial license. The move is in pursuant to Cabinet Resolution No. (2) of 2018 issued by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in February. The DED-Ajman has begun collecting CSR fees since March 1, 2018.
H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General of DED Ajman, said that CSR, which plays an important ......read more
UAE, 6 March 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop hosted its Annual Ceremony, celebrating its 2017 achievements and honoring employees who played a key role in improving services and increasing costumers’ happiness and satisfaction.
H.E. Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Executive Director of Dubai Government Workshop, praised the efforts of the Workshop team, and their commitment to highest standards of professionalism, excellence and transparency. He also praised their continuous efforts to overcome obstacles and difficulties, in line with the department’s vision of achieving ......read more
UAE, March 5, 2018 - Reaffirming its keenness to delight customers through developing and improving services, the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the hashtag #customers_journey_DED_Ajman to invite DED’s customers to participate in enhancing their Waiver (Tanazol)) and Cancelation (Elghaa) services. By visiting DED’s social media platforms, customers can now present ideas and distinguished solutions that can play a major role in simplifying procedures and achieving customers happiness.
Mr. Ahmed Khair Al Baloushi, Director of Customer ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 5, 2018 – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that Al Dhaid Hospital and Al Baraha Hospital have achieved Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 award was presented to the hospitals during the EMRAM Awards Ceremony that was held at the annual HIMSS UAE eHealth Week in Dubai.
"We are honored to receive the prestigious award, which marks our strategic commitment to provide clinicians with ......read more
UAE, 5 March, 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met HE Milos Perisic, the Serbian ambassador to the UAE, to discuss the possibility of further developing bilateral cooperation in the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences in the health sectors of both countries. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was also attended by Doctor Essa Bin Jakka Al Mansouri, Director, International Health Relations, MOHAP.
The meeting focused on discussions on how ......read more
UAE, March 4, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has successfully conducted a legislative drafting training course for its legal staff entitled 'Legislation and Innovation', as part of the SLC’s endeavours to foster innovation in legislative work and enhance the SLC legal staff’s capabilities to draft viable, pioneering legislation and effective legal opinions that meet the requirements of sustainable development. The training course is aligned with the training strategy adopted by the SLC, which aims to train ......read more
Pearl Initiative launches Governance in Philanthropy pilot in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
MoU signing with King Khalid Foundation
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018: The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region, has launched its latest programme ‘Corporate Governance in the Philanthropic Sector’, with grant support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The announcement comes ......read more
UAE, February 27, 2018 - H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met with H.E. Bahodur Sharifi, Republic of Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss cooperation between their two countries in the health field. Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and Director of the International Health Relations, was present during the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, H.E. Dr. Al Olama received from the Tajik Ambassador an official invitation ......read more
UAE, 27 February 2018– Dubai Government Workshop has launched a series of interactive activities falling in line with the celebration of UAE Innovation Month, which is being held in response to the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Government Workshop's participation demonstrates its recognition of innovation as a core value and a cornerstone in presenting high quality services--complementing the National Innovation Strategy aimed at supporting the objectives of UAE Vision ......read more
Distinguished British policy expert Simon Anholt will outline the role and importance of government communicators in enhancing global reputations
Sharjah, 27 February 2018: The International Government Communication Forum 2018 (IGCF) is to play host to distinguished British policy advisor Simon Anholt, who will be speaking on how nations can improve government communication practices to officially become a ‘Good Country’.
Anholt is an independent consultant who has worked with many heads of states and governments over the past 20 years, developing and implementing ......read more
UAE, February 26, 2018 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently highlighted the importance of commitment to instill generosity and other positive values among the young generation and make them as role models in advancing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of raising the UAE’s reputation as a leading nation in promoting different aspects of humanitarian work. This statement came during a meeting with Mohammed Abdullah Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent in Dubai and accompanying delegation, who ......read more
In line with its continuous smart transformation and innovation programs and in support of the UAE Innovation Month this year, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will highlight its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2018 taking place at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah. Maritime industry leaders, exhibitors, and visitors of the event will have an opportunity to learn more about the interactive features of the DMCA’s innovative smart applications and solutions ......read more
H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council.
The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 and also falls in line with the continuing efforts to support Emirati entrepreneurs--enhancing their roles and recognizing the contributions made by the SME segment in the overall development of the ......read more
Dubai – 22 February 2018: Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the ......read more
Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 – PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony.
Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals.
The event drew a host of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”
He ......read more
21% rise compared to 2016
Dubai – 21 February 2018: Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.
Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest ......read more