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    UAE Date Palm Trees Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Satellite imagery is proving crucial in helping the environment, according to researchers at the United Arab Emirates University. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 17, 2019:   Dr Salem Issa, Principal Investigator of the “Geospatial Modelling For Carbon Sequestration In Palm-Tree Plantations: A Case Study From Abu Dhabi ” project, and associate professor of Remote Sensing and GIS (Geographical Information Systems), kicked off his research in the field in 2017 with his research team including a PhD student. The major project, due to complete at the end of next year, focuses on using satellite imagery to estimate the amount of carbon sequestration in data palms, in accordance with government policies, in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and carbon footprint in the UAE.  “This space ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches updated Hypertension Guide for 2019

    The guide to enhance the efficiency of healthcare providers and reduce mortality rate Prevalence of hypertension in the country records 28.8% according to the National Health Survey 2018 The Ministry updates the guideline every 4 years to comply with international standards 53 non-communicable diseases clinics opened, including clinics for high blood pressure    Dubai, 16 September 2019   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the updated version of the Hypertension Guideline 2019 to build capacity of healthcare providers and deliver the best preventive and therapeutic services for patients with hypertension.    The Hypertension Guideline 2019, which was updated as per the 2018 ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of arterial Hypertension, aims to increase the ......read more

    Dubai FDI delegation promotes Dubai in Denver

    Partnerships in Research and education to focus on food security and sustainability Strategic meetings to boost aviation through “Emirates Airlines”   15 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, held a seminar to promote the Dubai Advantage and showcase the investment opportunities and facilities provided in Dubai to US investors, the seminar was followed by a series of strategic meetings with key companies in Denver, Colorado, the second leg of its weeklong journey in the United States which started on September 7, 2019 from Houston. The mission comes in line with Dubai Government’s Global Investment Mission Program, following the steady growth of FDI inflows from the US to Dubai.      The Global Investment ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber Explores Means of Enhancing Investment Cooperation with Tajikistan Chamber

    September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan, prospects for joint cooperation and increased trade exchange, and the opportunities for economic partnerships with the business communities in Sharjah and Tajikistan in a number of important sectors on both sides. This came during the meeting hosted by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI’s Second Vice Chairman, HE Dzumakhonzoda Dzamshed Dzurakhon, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, along with HE  Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, and HE Bahodur Sharifi Mahmudzoda, the Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United Arab ......read more

    A team of scientists including NYUAD faculty Shady Amin awarded Major National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant

    This grant comes as part of a multi-institutional proposal that seeks to study harmful algal blooms off the Florida coast's Gulf of Mexico Abu Dhabi, September 11, 2019:   A team of scientists including NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin has been awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant worth USD 4,999,505. This grant will fund a five-year study to examine the roles various physical and biological factors play in intensifying and prolonging harmful algal blooms that occur annually off the Florida coast’s Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the processes that lead to bloom termination. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are phenomena that are increasingly observed in coastal waters throughout the world and are caused by the rapid growth of certain species of microscopic ......read more

    Emirates Water Electricity Company and ACWA Power Finalise AED 3.27 Billion Deal for the World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Desalination Project

    Abu Dhabi, 11 September, 2019 – Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has signed a water purchase agreement, with ACWA Power, a leading Saudi-based developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants. The deal will enable the development of over 900,000 cubic meters per day desalination facility in Taweelah – sufficient to meet the demand of water for over 350,000 households. Approximately 45 KM north of Abu Dhabi city, the project will use reverse osmosis technology to desalinate seawater and will be one of the largest, most cost and energy efficient plants in the world. The new Taweelah reverse osmosis desalination plant sets new benchmarks for its size, efficiency and ......read more

    Qudwa 2019 to host over 40 Speakers in its Third Edition

      His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, among speakers of the event Qudwa 2019 to facilitate dialogue between decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi has announced speakers to be hosted at Qudwa 2019. Headlining the Forum, His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education will express the significance of Qudwa as a platform that facilitates dialogue between teachers and decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching. The third edition ......read more

    World Green Economy Summit will highlight the role of Innovation to accelerate the transition to a green economy

    International experts in environment and green technology to take part in discussions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 September 2019: The sixth edition of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019 will discuss innovation as well as the key achievements realised by the UAE to push forward the journey in transforming to a green economy. The summit will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy’ on October 20th and 21st at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in sync with the 21st edition of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the fourth edition of Dubai Solar Show and the sixth edition of the Green Week. The Summit ......read more

    CNN meets the Brazilian tribe fighting to save the Amazon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:    Brazil's National Institute for Space Research has reported over 80,000 fires in the country as of Sunday night, with more than half of these in the Amazon region. This coupled with an 85% increase in deforestation this year compared to last, and a rate of deforestation at one and a half football pitches a minute, is threatening the future of the world’s largest tropical rainforest.   In an exclusive report CNN’s Isa Soares travels to the Brazilian Amazon to meet with the Waiapi tribe, an indigenous people who have lived in the rainforest for decades, protecting the lands and their sustainable way of life.   These indigenous lands had initially been protected by law, but Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is now looking to change that, by ......read more

    Quote from Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime On Emirati Women's D

    UAE, 27 August 2019:   “Emirati women play a pivotal role in local and global societies, thanks in part to the strong support provided by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who enabled women to play active roles in the UAE’s development and progress. Today, Emirati women retain  the support and confidence of the wise leadership, led by the vision of H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; his brother H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Rulers of the UAE. By the efforts of our beloved country, the UAE has been building a safe and conducive environment where women can ......read more

    Emirati Adventurer to Scale Highest Mountain in Europe to Raise Funds for Young Cancer Patients

    Khalifa Al Mazroui collaborates with Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) on his ‘Hope Mountain’ initiative Sharjah, August 25, 2019:  Renowned Emirati adventurer Khalifa Al Mazroui announced his new initiative ‘Hope Mountain’, in collaboration with the UAE-based charity organization, Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), at a press conference held at Al Bait Hotel, Sharjah, yesterday. The Hope Mountain project involves a mountaineering expedition Al Mazroui will undertake to Mount Elbrus in Russia from September 3 – 29, 2019, to raise funds for young cancer patients.   Al Mazroui said he will raise the UAE flag on the Elbrus peak along with the FOCP flag that highlights the logo and a painting by “Abu Shehab”, a child with leukemia. The FOCP supports the initiative as part of ......read more

    Qudwa commences its third edition on the 5th of October

    • Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces • Under the theme of “Teaching For Global Competence”, Qudwa aims to strengthen UAE’s teachers skills              25 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announces the third edition of Qudwa, to be held on 5 and 6 October 2019 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.    Qudwa is a platform for teachers, by teachers that aims to elevate the teaching profession in the UAE by educating on ......read more

    Emirates Post issues a commemorative stamp to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, August 2019:  To mark the 150th  anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Ghandi on 2 October, Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to honour the life and times of India’s most influential leader.   Ghandi played a crucial role in the development of India and notably led the country to independence through non-violent protest. Commonly referred to as the ‘Father of India’, Ghandi is revered by many for his efforts to unite people, regardless of race or religion.  Commenting on the special issuance, HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “As we approach the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday, Emirates Post is issuing a stamp as a celebration of the values Ghandi embodied and upheld during ......read more

    Dubai Cares teams up with ENOC to get 10,000 children from low-income families across the UAE ready for the new academic year

    • More than 300 volunteers took part in the local Back to School edition of Volunteer Emirates • School kits will be distributed to 10,000 children from low income families aged 5 to 17 across the UAE   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, successfully completed today its local Back to School edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019. The popular initiative, which was sponsored by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and took place at the Dubai Police Officers Club, brought together more than 300 volunteers from the UAE community to pack school kits that will be distributed to 10,000 orphans and children from low income families aged 5 to 17.   This year, the distribution of the school kits will be carried out in ......read more

    Ma'an Rolls Out New Program to Get Abu Dhabi Community Involved in Making a Social Impact

    Abu Dhabi, 22 August 2019:   A new initiative to engage the Abu Dhabi community with solving social challenges has been launched today by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. Rolling out from September, Ma’an’s Community Engagement Program –provide individuals, government entities, companies and not-for-profit associations, with strategic direction on how people can contribute to social causes. Forming a key pillar of the Authority’s mandate, Ma’an will work to offer more meaningful volunteering opportunities that directly address the social needs and priorities of the Capital. Key groups that Community Engagement Program aims to support include people of determination, seniors, children, women and vulnerable groups. Marking World Senior Citizen’s Day, Her ......read more

    the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Launches New Artist-in-residence Program

    • The Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its Artist-in-Residence program and is accepting proposals for its first cohort until August 31st, 2019 • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant submissions deadline has been extended until August 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee has extended the deadline for digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until August 31st, 2019    Ras Al Khaimah, August 18, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its new Artist-in-Residence program and has issued an extended call for submissions for two of its other arts and culture initiatives: the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival and the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant. These opportunities ......read more

    Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers

    August 8th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  The spirit of sacrifice, generosity and the desire to bring a smile on the faces of the less privileged came to the fore as the young children of British Orchard Nursery put together almost 200 Eid packages for labourers in Dubai. The packages which were distributed to construction workers included calling cards for international dialling, caps to protect from the sun, hygiene products like shaving creams and deodorants, fruits, dates, water, juices and laban.  Labourers were particularly happy to receive calling cards which gives them a great opportunity to call their families back home on the occasion of Eid al Adha.  “Living away from families on a joyous occasion like Eid can be quite difficult. The Eid gifts were little tokens from the BON children to appreciate the hard ......read more

    An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter

    37,906 Fatwa issued by IACAD during the second quarter of 2019 Dubai, 8 August, 2019:  The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) issued 37,906 oral Fatwa through Ifta department of IACAD during the second quarter of 2019. As many as 171 visitors wishing to obtain Fatwa on various subjects were received, and a special team of 16 muftis (males and females) answered questions about various religious, jurisprudential and Sharia topics.  The data issued by the Ifta department for the second quarter of 2019 indicates that 12,831 questions were raised, accounting for about 34% of the total queries. The number of questions on general matters reached 6,314, which is 16.6% of the total, while queries related to Dunya issues (day-to-day operations) reached 5,040, accounting for 13.2% of the ......read more

    DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt

    Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to enhance the relationship and cooperation between both institutions and facilitate the performance of their respective supervisory tasks and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, combatting financial crime, conducting consolidated supervision of common firms and discussing crisis management. The MoU was signed by Mr Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, in Dubai on 28 July 2019 and by H. E. Tarek Amer, Governor of the CBE, in Egypt.  Bryan Stirewalt said: “We are honoured to be working hand in hand with the Central Bank of Egypt. This MoU will enhance the cooperation and relationship ......read more

    SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspirations in the Emirate of Sharjah

    Sharjah, 7 August 2019: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) held recently at its headquarters a coordination meeting with the Sharjah Police with the participation of representatives from a number of local departments.  The meeting aimed to discuss the launch of a number of community initiatives, as well as to strengthen the constant cooperation between the SCCI and the Sharjah Police.  This would help contribute to integrating the concerted efforts to realize the economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the relentless pursuit of serving the society in general and the business community in particular. Present at the meeting were Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the ......read more

    Dubai Customs foils smuggling 274,000 captagon pills

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    Dubai Customs foiled a drug smuggling attempt in which the smugglers concealed the drugs in the fuel tank of their vessel. They thought inspectors will not search in that hot spot of the vessel near the engine which can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius.  The confused dhow captain aroused the suspections of the inspectors who has high experience and training in body language. Thorough inspections led to uncover 137 plastic bags that contained 274,000 Captagon pills. This is the second biggest drug seizure for the Coastal Customs Centers Management after the seizure of 783,800 captagon pills in 2018. There were 8 drug seizures in 2018.  This reflects the very important role Dubai Customs plays in protecting society and securing borders as part of its vision of ......read more

    Dubai Cares supports research to develop a learning framework that safeguards continuous quality education for children affected by crisis

    • Dubai Cares’ AED 1.1 million (USD 300,000) contribution is part of an AED 18.35 million (USD 5 million) commitment made last year towards UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ • The 2-year research is spearheaded by UNICEF, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Microsoft and other key educational partners   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 4 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a two-year research and design phase of a project that aims to provide continuous quality education for children whose education has been disrupted by rapid onset or protracted crises.   The research explores the development of a global quality learning curriculum framework that is referred to as a ......read more

    Ahmad Al Abdulla Supports ‘Eid in Your Home' Initiative by DLD to Facilitate Release of 22 Detainees in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    On occasion of Eid Al Adha under the initiative ‘Eid in Your Home’, Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of New Dubai Properties, collaborated with Dubai Land Department (DLD), to facilitate release of 22 detainees with rental cases through his generous donation.  Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, said, “Our support to this cause is an expression of the spirit of humanity that characterises Dubai and its citizens. People caught in rent-related cases are not criminals but ordinary human beings who have suffered difficult circumstances that have led to this situation. We are glad they will be home to celebrate Eid Al Adha with the families.” Eid in Your Home is the first of its kind charitable initiative in Dubai in keeping with the pillars of the Year of ......read more

    Dubai Customs, handles 3.9m passengers and 7.2m bags in Terminal (1), DXB International Airport in H1

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:     During his evening tour to Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih urged employees to go above and beyond in order to provide passengers at the busiest airport in the world with the best smart services, and take all procedures to ensure highest levels of security, especially in summer and Eid holidays.    “Following the 50-year charter, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to contribute towards a vision that sees Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth, Dubai Customs offers passengers into Dubai airports the best and most advanced services” Musabih said. Musabih was accompanied in his visit to ......read more

    MoHAP Reveals its Plans for Providing Best Medical Services for Pilgrims During Hajj Season

    Abu Dhabi/ Dubai, August 3rd, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the departure of the medical mission to Saudi Arabia to accompany the UAE’s hajj official mission. The medical mission consists of 70 doctors, nurses, and administrators. The medical mission will be providing the entire healthcare services and offering preventive and medical advice for pilgrims.  Database for Pilgrims and Medical Team for Rapid Intervention Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center and Head of MoHAP’s Hajj Medical Mission, explained that the preparatory mission arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 25. Al Zarouni pointed out that the medical staff comprises specialized competencies which have been trained to provide medical and ......read more

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    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Inspires Competitors as 12 UAE Teams Ready for Ultimate Gov Games Finale

    Abu Dhabi Police and Dubai Police join F3, Fujairah Police, Dubai State Security Apparatus and the UAE Ministry of Education in the men’s final F3, the UAE Ministry of Education, Dubai Tourism, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Airports and DEWA to contest women’s final AED 3 million Gov Games prize fund to be decided in mega finale on Saturday at Kite Beach The Weakest Link named hardest obstacle after defeating all 168 male and female teams Dubai, UAE - April 6, 2019: Fresh from qualifying for the Gov Games 2019 men’s final with Team F3, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan ......read more

    UAE's intelligent transportation system sector to witness 9.2 percent CAGR during 2017-2023: report

    Rising demand for smart vehicles and IoT solutions driving market growth  Future Cities Show to convene experts to tackle impact of smart mobility  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 April 2019:   The UAE’s intelligent transportation system market is seen to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2 percent during 2017-2023. An industry report released by Research and Market showed that the segment is poised for healthy growth within the covered period due to a number of factors, among which is the rising local demand for smart vehicles and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Evaluates Innovative Genetic Drug for Blindness Treatment

    The UAE is one of the world’s first countries to get this medicine  Discussion on the registration of 94 pharmaceutical products (including 15 innovative products, 14 biological preparations and 65 generic medicines) UAE, Dubai, April 3, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) revealed that a specialized team from the Higher Committee for Drug Registration representing all UAE health authorities, has evaluated an innovative genetic drug for treating blindness resulting from hereditary retinal degeneration. The genetic drug has already been approved and ......read more

    FANR Launches Legal Developee Programme

    First of its kind in the UAE, the Legal Developee Programme to provide UAE nationals with expertise in local and international nuclear law   3 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has launched a Legal Developee Programme designed to train UAE nationals in nuclear law and prepare them for employment at the Legal Affairs Department of FANR. The first-of-its-kind in the UAE, the programme forms a part of FANR’s strategy to build long-term sustainability by developing ......read more

    Nominations Announced for Long-Term Visas for Executives in the Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with exceptional talents and others, as determined by the United Arab Emirate government in 2018.    The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone (DIFC) launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with ......read more

    Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launches Aman system for protection of individuals and properties

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:   The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launched yesterday (April 01,2019) the new Aman system to enhance the emirate’s fire prevention capabilities and implement the best industry practices to build a safe and risk-free society. The initiative is in response to the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to protect individuals and properties throughout the emirate. To be managed by Saned, Aman is an advanced fire detection system that can be installed in ......read more

    Dubai Cares scales up children's literacy program in Sri Lanka

    The 3-year program is set to improve the literacy skills of over 30,000 children in 4 districts Program seeks to support the Ministry of Education to boost literacy in every primary school in the country    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 April, 2019:   A delegation from Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently visited Sri Lanka to launch a new program, in partnership with Save the Children. The program aims to improve children’s literacy levels in the Northern and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, where ......read more

    Amidst Growing Investments in Cyber Security, Dubai Electronic Security Center Highlights Latest Developments and Practices at GISEC

    Moving towards a safer, more secure cyber space Dubai, UAE – April 1, 2019:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), announces its participation as the official government cyber security partner for the second consecutive year at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the largest annual information security event in the Middle East, which brings together cybersecurity experts from around the world. DESC will highlight the latest developments and practices in cybersecurity as well as initiatives geared at making Dubai’s cyber space the most secure ......read more

    FANR Inaugurates its Nuclear Emergency Operations Centre

    The Emergency Operations Centre ensures FANR’s readiness to respond to any nuclear or radiological emergencies  28 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, inaugurated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The Emergency Operations Centre will be key in ensuring FANR’s emergency preparedness and readiness to respond to any nuclear or radiological emergencies in the UAE. This comes to streamline FANR’s mission to protect the public ......read more

    Explore Responsibly and Preserve Dubai's Diverse Landscape

    Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:   Dubai is home to a rich and diverse natural environment, offering a unique mix of topography for different ecosystems and wildlife. Be it across the mountains, mangroves, desert or coastline, the emirate is a natural habitat to a variety of desert dwellers. Although urban development across the world has led many species to the brink of extinction, Dubai has spearheaded several initiatives that are increasingly committed to preserving its priceless natural heritage. Thanks to responsible tourism practices supported by Dubai Sustainable Tourism ......read more

    UAE continues its upward trajectory and is now just one spot away from entry into the index's top 20

    Asia Consolidates Its Passport Power   Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019:  In a resounding demonstration of Asia’s growing power and influence on the world stage, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea now hold joint top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189. These latest results consolidate 12 months of Asian dominance, after Japan first climbed to the top spot in February last year.    Following a visa-exemption from Uzbekistan, Germany currently sits alone in 2nd place, with a score of 188. Five countries now share 3rd ......read more

    Every Drop Counts – Not Only on World Water Day: GROHE's Innovations Promote Sustainable Water Management

    Sustainable use of water plays a crucial role in development and innovation process. Water systems and filter faucets provide sustainable and safe water enjoyment. Digitization enables intelligent and sustainable water management. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2019.   For GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen faucets, water is not only a source of joy, but also a precious resource. Globally, access to clean drinking water is not a matter of course; it often takes a back seat to public perception given the good water supply of ......read more

    Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture Opens on Monday in Abu Dhabi

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    Dubai Customs' Consultative Council explores further means of growth and cooperation

    Dubai – 26 March 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed the important role the Dubai Customs Consultative Council plays in generating ideas that shoulder Dubai Customs in building its future strategies, maps and plans. Musabih chaired the first quarterly Consultative Council meeting in 2019 which saw a very positive turnout from different business and group representatives in the emirate.   The meeting was attended by Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive ......read more

    Convenient Eco-Friendly Initiative Launched in Abu Dhabi

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    Human Appeal International in Ajman Announces Ramadan Campaign “Your Giving is their Happiness” for 2019

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    dnata strengthens long-term support to Dubai Cares by embedding fundraising activities within internal corporate services

    dnata has adopted 8 schools since 2014 Fundraising throughout the year via dnata internal employee activities  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 March 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today a key milestone in its longstanding relationship with dnata. Since 2014, dnata’s Dubai office has been a very proactive and committed donor by supporting the Adopt a School initiative and contributing to the adoption of a total of 8 schools in Malawi, Senegal, Nepal and Cambodia. Emboldened by the success of its ......read more

    Qasr Al Watan Library Welcomes Visitors at Qasr Al Watan Palace

    The integrated modern library contains literature and materials collected over 35 years Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019:   The spectacular new Qasr Al Watan Library, located inside Qasr Al Watan Palace in the Presidential Palace compound, is now open to the public, marking the addition of a major new attraction to Abu Dhabi’s cultural and tourism assets. Inaugurated on March 11, Qasr Al Watan Library is distinguished by its exceptional location in the centre of the Presidential Palace, which is now one of the few open-to-public presidential palaces anywhere in the ......read more

    Hospitality by DWTC Awarded 34 Medals at Expo Culinaire 2019

    Hospitality by DWTC team maintains title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for ninth consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th March 2019:   Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading culinary provider, demonstrated a range of capabilities at the annual Expo Culinaire 2019, winning the team 34 medals and accolades of international stature, including the title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for the ninth consecutive year. A delegate team comprised of 20 chefs from DWTC participated ......read more

    Water-stressed areas receive clean water this World Water Day

    To support the theme of this year’s World Water Day “Leaving no one behind”, Metito collaborates with Planet Water Foundation to serve daily water needs in the Palghar district in India through innovative technologies Nearly 663 million people lack access to an improved water source and this number is expected to increase Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2019:   According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025. This World Water Day, Metito and Planet Water Foundation are bridging ......read more

    United Nations Environment Assembly - Green Hope makes an impact

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019:  A Green Hope youth delegation comprising of members from Dubai , Canada and Sweden made an indelible impact at the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly ( UNEA ) which concluded in Nairobi on 15th March. The UNEA is the world's foremost event on environmental sustainability and was attended by ministerial delegations from 193 countries as well as hundreds of civil society stakeholders. It was an honor for Green Hope to be the youngest accredited organisation at this year's UNEA . Green Hope delegates gave substantive inputs during the ......read more

    Ministry of Health follows best international practices in the Medical Examination for Residency

    Dr. Hussein Al Rand: Medical fitness examination for residency purposes falls within the top prioritized services    UAE, Dubai, March 19, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention is very keen to upgrade all medical services provided to the public. The residence-visa medical check-up, which falls within the ministry’s priorities, are being developed day after day to immunize the society against infectious diseases, speed up medical examinations procedures with high accuracy and help obtain the residence-visa swiftly and ensure the happiness of the community members using ......read more

    Dubai Customs empowers youth at UAE Career Fair 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  “Empowering national youth is our goal” is the logo and vision that embedded Dubai Customs’ efforts in recruiting and attracting Emirati university graduates to work with them. With this logo Dubai Customs is taking part in the UAE Career Fair 2019 with more focus on the people of determination (special needs) segment. A total of 60 vacancies will be dedicated for the people of determination.  “We adhere to the ten commandments of governance released by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber: Positive Indicators on the Economic Growth in the Emirate during the Last Two Months

    March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has revealed positive indicators on the economic growth in the Emirate of Sharjah despite the global and regional business environment challenges.  The chamber said: “The beginning of the year 2019 witnessed a remarkable growth in terms of the number of the new memberships, certificates of origin and transactions. The matter that reflects the investor confidence in the investment environment in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as the rewarding opportunities availed by the Emirate for the working ......read more

    Dubai Customs inks “Virtual Stock Guarantee” MoU with Dubai Free Zones Council

    HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: The agreement supports the 50 Year Charter in creating the first virtual commercial zone in the region Sultan bin Sulayem: We follow the directives of our wise leadership in developing initiatives to facilitate business activities and maintain economic growth Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni: The Virtual Stock Guarantee provides more cash flexibility to different companies and licensed customs warehouses within the free zones More than 18,000 Free Zone companies and 37 customs warehouses can benefit from the initiative Dubai United Arab Emirates, 17 ......read more

    Dubai Customs concludes 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:  Dubai Customs concluded the 24th edition of its Carpet & Art Oasis 2019, which ran this year under the theme “Mix of art and innovation”. The exhibition was organized on the City Walk, one of Dubai’s vibrant places, and it drew 63,000 visitors over 26 days. A total of 15 local exhibitors, specialized in rug and carpet trade, participated in the event which occupied 3,100m2 and featured more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets.  A number of activities took place during the exhibition, including a wall mural on the theme of ......read more

    Dubai Customs joins Ministry of Climate Change's Innovation Talks

    Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:   Under the sponsorship and presence of His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Service Innovation Department, joined the Innovation Talks organized by the Ministry.  A number of influential personalities and leaders in the field of innovation from the public and private sectors enriched the sessions with their insight and knowledge including Dr Mohammed Al Marzouqi from the Emirates University, the Emirati inventor Ahmed Majan, and Captain Khalid Al Mazrouei from ......read more

    DFSA signs MoU with Bank Al Maghrib

    Dubai, UAE; March 14, 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Morocco’s Bank Al Maghrib to cooperate in the authorisation and supervision of banks operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Kingdom of Morocco. The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive of the DFSA, Bryan Stirewalt, and Abdellatif Jouhari, Governor of Bank Al Maghrib, on 13 March 2019 in Rabat.  Stirewalt said: “The MoU between the DFSA and Bank Al Maghrib will drive greater ......read more

    Child Safety Department Launches ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors' Initiative for Youth

    In collaboration with several federal and local entities Programme aims to educate 11-18-year-olds about best Internet practices Sharjah, March 14, 2019:  The Child Safety Department (CSD), a subsidiary of Sharjah's Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has launched the ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’ initiative, to provide Sharjah children and youth with required skills and training to deliver awareness workshops to their peers and colleagues pertaining to internet safety.  The initiative was launched in collaboration with a number of federal and local ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day

    Dubai – 14 March 2019:   In conjunction with the Emirati Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 15th March 2019, Dubai Customs organized, on Thursday, a number of events that targeted the children of its Nursery and Childcare Center, the parents and the employees.  The events included a workshop around the balanced character, exchange of gifts between children, taking photographs wearing the costumes of the cartoon characters Jamrook and Jamrooka, in addition to a small fair that sold family and child necessities and free medical checkups for the ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces two Education in Emergencies programs in Iraq and Indonesia at DIHAD

    AED 10.9 million program in Iraq supports the nationwide rehabilitation of education services and targets 27,035 children, young people and teachers Post-earthquake and tsunami program in Indonesia facilitates the resumption of education for 13,000 children and young people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 March, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, revealed today plans to scale-up its program in Iraq in an effort to support the rehabilitation of education services in Mosul and Baghdad following the large-scale displacement crisis ......read more

    DWTC caters for more than 1,000 high profile large-scale external events in 2018

    Catering for over two million people per year, DWTC reaffirms its position as a best-in-class event services provider Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th March 2019:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has revealed that its hospitality division – Hospitality by DWTC - catered for 1,056 high-profile external events in 2018, serving a total of 415,293 guests. As the region’s leading turnkey catering solutions provider with a solid reputation for delivering events of all sizes and excellence, DWTC continues to strengthen Dubai’s competitiveness as a regional event ......read more

    UAE Court takes stern action against DishTV India dealer

    Ruling upholds three-month jail sentence, shop closure and fine of AED 50,000  Confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-controls to be destroyed Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, has rejected the appeal by an illegal DishTV India dealer and sentenced him to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED 50,000 for infringing the copyrights and related intellectual property of OSN.   The dealer was caught by the authorities during a raid and over 2,000 illegal set top boxes, smart cards ......read more

    New vaping law better for UAE than tobacco tax hike – legal experts

    Regulations will help counter threat from black market, online sales of counterfeit electronic smoking devices says STA’s Sunil Thacker Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2019:   New regulations permitting the sale of electronic smoking devices in the UAE can have more positive effects than the 100% tax hike implemented on cigarettes in 2017, legal experts believe. STA Law Firm says the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, which are expected to be available in UAE stores from mid-April, could see more people, particularly young smokers, switching from tobacco. Senior Partner Sunil ......read more

    Al Mouj Muscat holds a Fire Evacuation Drill

    Muscat, 11 March 2019 –   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's lifestyle and leisure destination, recently held a Fire Evacuation Drill at one of its residential buildings, Marsa 2-Block A. The drill is aimed to promote awareness around fire safety within the community and ensure that all residents are best prepared for any emergency evacuations.  This activity falls in line with the newly established Al Mouj Emergency and Evacuation Management Plan which covers all possible emergency types that could happen in the development. As well, it was conducted as a learning exercise ......read more

    Religious Communities speak about their contributions to uphold the Rights of Children

    Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition takes place in Geneva on sidelines of Human Rights Council 40th session 9 March 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international treaty ever, provides an excellent opportunity to both celebrate the achievements made to protect and promote the rights of the child and reflect on the challenges ahead.  Children today are faced with new threats, posed by global trends, including but not limited to, online sexual exploitation and abuse, environmental degradation, ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes women's “Tolerance Parade” in conjunction with International Women's Day

    Dubai – 9 March 2019: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Maj. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence participated in the women’s “Tolerance Parade” at Maydan racecourse for a distance of 4 kilometers. The parade was organized by Dubai Customs in conjunction with the International Women’s Day which is celebrated globally on 8th March. More than 500 female employees from 14 government entities took part in procession, in addition to mothers of people of determination (people of special needs). The event, ......read more

    Speech by His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais Minister of Health and Prevention on International Women 's Day 2019

    March 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The World today marks the International Women's Day in recognition of women’s accomplishments and achievements made by countries and governments to improve their status in the social, educational, rights and legislative sectors. It is also in acknowledgment of their contribution to all spheres of life, which led to impressive developments in the lives of societies and peoples. We are very proud that the UAE has been at the forefront of countries empowering women through providing equal opportunities in educational, health care, employment and career ......read more

    Emirates Post encourages people to send messages of support to Special Olympics UAE athletes

    Dubai, UAE – 07 March 2019: To celebrate the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (14-21 March), Emirates Post is encouraging people to send messages of support to the participating Special Olympics UAE athletes. Post boxes and postcards, which have been designed by students and Abdulla Lutfy, Special Olympics UAE athlete, will be placed at various locations across the United Arab Emirates where members of the public can write personalised messages. These will then be delivered by Emirates Post to the UAE National team. The activation will be located at Dubai Festival ......read more

    UAE Civil Defence Teams Undergo Training in Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Fire Pumps

    United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  Global safety science company, UL, is helping put the UAE at the forefront of fire safety and prevention.   They hosted a training session for UAE Civil Defence inspection teams and were briefed on international codes and standards requirements of design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of fire pumps.   The event, which took place at the Civil Defence Academy in Abu Dhabi, saw officials representing Civil Defence departments from each emirate carry out detailed inspections and testing of a wide-range of fire ......read more

    Al Maktoum Foundation donates AED 300,000 to Abu Dhabi University Student Fund

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 5 March 2019:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has received a funding donation from the Al Maktoum Foundation worth AED 300,000. The donation was allocated towards the students’ fund in a bid to continue providing access to world-class education for students and boost their academic success.    In a special ceremony held at Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus, H.E. Mirza Al Sayegh, Director General at the Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Chairman of the Al Maktoum College Board of Directors, presented ......read more

    DAFZA's non-oil foreign trade reaches AED 146 billion in 2018

    HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: DAFZA affirms its role in achieving 2018 goals in strengthening the economy and attracting foreign direct investment HE Mohammed Al Zarooni: DAFZA’s foreign trade growth in 2018 has proven once again the effectiveness of its strategic approach  11 % is DAFZA’s contribution to Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade  DAFZA reports total revenue growth of 8% Net profit has increased by 5% whilst EBID has increased by 4% Increase in total assets by 3%  22% of growth has been recorded in the number of registered companies ......read more

    Dubai Cares delegation visits India to formally close successful education program and launch new Early Childhood Education Intervention

    Over 600,000 children benefited from Dubai Cares’ literacy & numeracy and school readiness support  Delegation renews partnership with Pratham to support more than 300,000 children    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 March 2019: A delegation led by His Excellency Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently visited India to witness the successful conclusion of its education program, launched in 2013 in partnership with Pratham. The program focused on enhancing literacy and ......read more

    Sharjah's Electronic Platform ‘Injaz' to Save Time and Effort, Boost Productivity

     Move Part of Emirate's Efforts to Support the Elderly as Member of Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities   United Arab Emirates, Dubai -  March 3, 2019:  Asma Al Khudari, Director of the Executive Office of Higher Committee for Follow-up of Sharjah’s Membership of Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities, stressed that Sharjah is sparing no effort to improve the quality of life for all its people by digitalising all government services and by unveiling initiatives such as the new electronic platform, Injaz. The platform is aimed at saving time and effort and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Announces its Participation in the “National Sports Day” activities

    Al Owais: A sports initiative illustrates the country of happiness, tolerance, and crossroads of culture Al Rand: A consolidation of intimacy and positive spirit notions in an atmosphere of recreational sport activities UAE, Dubai, March 2, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced its participation in the events of the 4th edition of the “UAE National Sports Day” initiative, which will be held on March 7, under the theme “Emirates Unite US”.  This initiative aims at strengthening the positive interaction among the social fabric ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Launches New Mobile App for Smart Phones to make Business Operations Efficient

    Ajman, UAE (March 2, 2019) - Ajman Free Zone has launched a new and innovative mobile app to make business management easier and faster, at an event attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Free Zone. The newly-launched app will reduce the time and effort it takes for business owners to obtain a new licence or to renew a current licence, and to make online payments, amongst other features.   The new app will assist the Ajman Free Zone business community to manage their companies via their smart mobile phones.  The app boasts a number of features ......read more

    Emirates Post supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy

    Series of events hosted in February to celebrate the annual festival  UAE, 27 February 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, hosted a series of events in February to celebrate Innovation Month, demonstrating its commitment to the progressive culture of innovation present within the UAE.  The line-up of events included several discussions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, The Role of Post in E-Commerce and The Future of Stamps. In addition, the organization held several brainstorming sessions across their offices ......read more

    Dhahi Khalfan inaugurates ‘Innovation Arabia 12'

    Conference and Exhibition in Dubai Today Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 26 February, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University's Board of Governors, today officially opened the 12th edition of Innovation Arabia Conference and Exhibition – a pioneering event dedicated to innovation in the Arab ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) Successfully Completes Emergency Drill

    “Readiness 2019 Exercise,” is the first of its kind emergency drill run in association with Department of Health - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 25, 2018: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in accordance with the Department of Health conducted a “Readiness 2019 Exercise” today with the ultimate objective of assessing the emergency response and business continuity plans of its facilities. The drill was successful and proved SEHA’s readiness in crises.  “Readiness 2019 Exercise” is the first of its kind to take ......read more

    Research finds increased sulfur metabolism is a likely survival mechanism for native UAE algae

    Fast facts: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have sequenced 22 microalgal genomes from the UAE’s mangroves, open seas, salt flats, deserts, and urban areas This new collection increases the available microalgal genomes by 50 percent Coastal, subtropical species of microalgae show expansion of sulfur-metabolic genes, which help algae cope with salinity and drought    Abu Dhabi, February 23, 2019: Much of the Earth’s oxygen is regenerated by algae. Despite the importance of algae as global primary producers of our planet, and their potential use in ......read more

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