Dubai, 21 April 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fifth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec).
The Center’s pavilion will exhibit all the books and publications published by the Center, including ‘The Judicial System of the Reconciled Coast’, ‘Social Values in the UAE Proverbs’, ‘Multilingualism in UAE Society’, ‘The UAE-Egypt Relations 1971-1981’, Eastern Region, Grammar for General Education in Schools in the UAE between Theory and Practice, as well as the latest edition titled ‘Diwan Al-Khasouny ’ in addition to the third edition of HHC’s annual magazine, ‘Emirati Flashes’, issued this ......read more
New smart services and website for the month of giving
Collect the revenue through the smart system for the first time at the country level.
232 million dirhams expected revenue for 2018 with a growth of 23% over the last year.
Zakat Al Fitr, Eid Dressing, Iftar and Food Donation represent four main projects of the Ramadan campaign.
Adopting a carefully planned advertising plan for the month of Ramadan in order to reach all segments of the society.
Human Appeal International's projects aid in encouraging the individuals of the community to lend a hand in helping others.
Launching a new institutional identity to keep up with the progressive development witnessed by various sectors of the country.
Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018: Human Appeal International in the Emirate of Ajman, in the presence of ......read more
EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM
SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018 -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait.
The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, HE Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council and other members of the Emirate’s media and government communication sector.
Earlier, the Executive Committee of the Arab Media Forum announced the selection of Sharjah as the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts.
The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the department’s database.
The new system is aligned with the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which represents a new stage in the development of the UAE as the nation progresses toward global leadership by improving government performance.
Mohammed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of the Rental Affairs ......read more
Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared insights on Dubai’s hospitality sector and the importance of innovation in paving the road ahead for one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations.
DAMAC Hotels & Resorts will be present at Arabian Travel Market 2018, which is the leading global event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry for the last 25 years.
The event generates more than $2.5 billion of travel industry ......read more
The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh.
Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.
Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, will showcase properties including Reem Downtown and Horizon Towers at leading real estate event.
Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2018: Abu Dhabi-based developer Tamouh Investments has unveiled a unique art piece created in honour of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018.
Conceived by renowned Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the work is inspired by the individual “thank ......read more
AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area
Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs
Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018: His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and endowment residential complex, at a special ceremony attended by senior AMAF officials. The complex located in Al Garhoud area, once complete, will feature five villas.
With a total construction cost of AED9 million, the project is expected to generate AED750,000 in annual revenues. The returns will be dedicated to AMAF’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs, Al Matar Mosque which seeks to maintain places of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world.
The report, released recently by the World Trade Organization (WTO), also pointed out that the UAE ranked 21st globally and first in the Arab world, in export of services as well as 17th in the world and first in the Arab world, in the import of services.
According to WTO estimates, the UAE achieved merchandise exports grew by 20.4 per cent in 2017, as against a global growth of 10.7 per cent and growth in the Middle East by 18 per cent, during the same period.
On the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations.
The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart application for smart phones and tablets – compatible with Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, the MOCCAE GIS website, and the ad hoc “Environmental Atlas” maps system.
The GeoEnvAE application offers a range of geospatial data and services to help the Ministry’s service users easily locate any of the Ministry’s customer service centers, agricultural and veterinary quarantine centers, agricultural ......read more
16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: - Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short period of time.
Commenting on the win, EPGs Chief Support Services Officer, Sami Mohammed Al Khaja, said, “Moving from and replacing traditional paper-based performance reviews to a performance appraisal software allows us to effectively manage employees and strengthen our talent management efforts.”
“The Group’s HR strategy is aligned with other leading institutions within the nation in its electronic ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year.
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF graced the honoring ceremony that was attended by AMAF department heads and employees, and several business leaders in the UAE.
As part of its mission to enable the less privileged segments of the population, AMAF spent over AED35 million during 2017 to support health, education and social care. Of this amount, over AED 3 million was allocated for the education of more than 763 minors and to provide educational assistance to children with ......read more
Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue
DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held from April 16-19 at the Gran Via Venue – Barcelona. DAFZA will be showcasing its wide range of services and offerings in the Halal sector, and is sponsoring the Exhibition’s Halal section
The Halal sector is rapidly growing both in Europe and internationally with more than 1.7 billion consumers, equivalent to a quarter of the world's population, and is expected to reach 2.2 billion by 2030. Halal products account for about 16% ......read more
Dubai, 11 April 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director of Customs Declarations Management. on the initiatives of Dubai Customs that are designed to support a successful staging of Expo 2020.
Dubai Customs took part in the exhibition with 21 initiatives aimed at supporting the Expo, including Advanced Container Scanning System, Integrated Inspection System, ATA Carnet, Claim & Refund, Authorized Economic Program, Post Clearance Audit, I Declare, E-Integrated Goods Clearance Operation, ......read more
Dubai – 10 April 2018: The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian Commercial Commissioner viewed the stand and learnt about PCFC’s latest innovations and projects. Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division briefed the visitors on Dubai Customs’ efforts and initiatives supporting Expo 2020. Diplomats applauded the Department’s great efforts in supporting the renowned event.
Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out that Dubai ......read more
International Internal Audit Conference to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
More than 3,000 global business leaders, politicians, experts from 110 countries to attend the region’s first international conference from May 6-9, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: Dubai will play host to the world’s largest gathering of internal auditors in May 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), along with the UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA), will hold the high profile international conference for the first time in the MENA region with the theme "Connecting the World Through Innovation," at the ......read more
Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018: His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama.
The one-day pre-conference workshop (8 April) and two-day conference is held under His Excellency’s Patronage, as more than 80 delegates from 35 organisations and 21 expert speakers gathered to discuss the role of creativity and innovation in procurement, and how organisations can shift their procurement approach to ensure better results.
Taking place at the Gulf Hotel, and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the Procurement Middle East Conference is ......read more
Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE
Dubai – 9 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council visited PCFC’s stand at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) and was briefed on its initiatives by the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih.
Different decision makers and leaders participating in Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) applauded the valuable addition Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) made to the event in its 6th cycle. DIGAE runs from 9 to 11 April under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ......read more
Loan to support West African nation’s National Social Housing Programme
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 April, 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Government of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Dr Boubou Cisse, Malian Minister of Economy and Finance, ratified the loan agreement at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Boukary Sidibe, Malian Ambassador to the UAE, and senior representatives of the two parties attended the signing ceremony.
In a bid to meet the surging housing demand in Mali and improve the overall standard of living and well-being of ......read more
UAE, 7 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. The ministry also warned against the interaction between some contraceptive medicines and an anti-epileptic. Recently, the Ministry recalled various products for violations and failing to meet the set safety standards, to name a few food supplements which contain salmonella bacteria; drug used to relieve heartburn and acid indigestion, and medical device used as a device managing medical image because of the loss of some images.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector, emphasized that it is part of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab emirates 7th April 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is sponsoring the ‘Dubai Historical Documents Conference’ on April 11-12 at Zayed University in Dubai to advance the study of the emirate’s early history - with the intention of making them accessible to researchers, students and the general public.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural ‘UAE Heritage Research Conference’, the convention this year will continue to serve as an important platform for intellectual dialogue through a series of lectures, workshops and practical corroboration for students and academicians.
At the Conference, leading authorities and speakers will present a set of original papers to raise awareness about the importance of ancient documents in historical fact-finding ......read more
Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2018:- Emirates Post Group (EPG) won the 2017 Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Strategy in the Government category at a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers earlier this year.
Organized and awarded by Ethos Integrated Solutions, the award focuses on demonstrating a customer centric strategy to raise the bar in customer satisfaction and excellence. Emirates Post Group’s Acting CEO, HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram and Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer, Sultan Al Midfa, received the award from CEO Robert Keay of Ethos Integrated Solutions.
Commenting on the win, HE Alashram said, “Enhancing customer service is one of our core goals. Customer service, customer retention, and complaint handling are becoming ever more important in a highly ......read more
Submission Deadline on 12th April 2018
Dubai, 07, April, 2018, UAE: Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) achievers in order to honor and celebrate the women who have excelled in their respective fields.
The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018 through the website and the terms for applying should be UAE citizenship or have a valid residence permit (for non-citizens) with minimum three years of experience in their area of specialization.
The winners will be selected and verified by the ......read more
The largest property promotion event in the region will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Offering unique investment opportunities and the lowest financing rate with a profit rate of 1.85% per annum on mortgages
Discounts of up to 20% on certain projects during the festival
With local and international participation from 29 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced the launch of the ‘Dubai Property Festival’, the largest property promotion event in the region, which will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 in a partnership between the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center, the investment arm of DLD, and the International Property Show.
Details of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018: The push for innovation-based economies in the world is devising the new normal for a sustainable economy, according to the experts.
Most speakers at the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, opined that the new trends define the ‘new normal’ requiring the public and private sector organisers to think and operate in new ways, helping to create sustainable economic models that ensure inclusive growth, innovation and creativity, industrial competitiveness and the ability to attract investment,
Organized by Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East, The Global Leaders Forum aimed at addressing challenges and next steps in creating sustainable business and economy.
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, DAMAC ......read more
Loan to upgrade the strategic Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan valued at AED55 million to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) to finance the upgrade of 51km of the Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road.
The funded project is an extension to Kidaho - Ovinza Road which was funded in 2009 by ADFD as a concessionary loan worth AED169 million.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Eng. Mussa Ibrahim Iyombe, Permanent Secretary to the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government, signed the loan agreement at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The ......read more
Dubai – 28 Jan 2018: As part of 1st UAE Customs Week, The Passenger Operations Department of Dubai Customs organized an honouring event to celebrate the achievements of its distinctive employees which aims to inspire and urge them to more contribution and dedicated service.
The event was held under the theme “Happiness & Loyalty at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel. It included a march done by inspectors of Passengers Operation Department, a video on the department’s achievements during 2017, a competition and a laser show.
Director ......read more
Innovation, entrepreneurship and future economies are key drivers for economic growth and improved productivity. Despite their importance, however, numerous challenges remain for governments, companies and civil society to converge towards knowledge- and innovation-based economies.
To help address this challenge, the UAE organised a session to share experiences regarding successful innovation policies and actions that can help address some of the current global innovation challenges during the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos.
The session gathered key global policy makers, Nobel ......read more
The Ministry of Economy has issued a statement on the announcement of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that the deadline for the registration of exporters of materials and products that have chemical components to the EU in accordance with REACH (European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is on May 31, 2018. Exporters of non-registered products of more than one ton per year will not be able to send their products to the EU after that date.
The statement forms part of the Ministry’s efforts to enhance the level of awareness among ......read more
UAE, January 24, 2018 - The Minister of Health & Prevention H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais has issued the Ministerial Decree No. (28) of 2018 which details the mechanism for registering breakthrough and rare medicines after having obtained final approval from one of the accredited international regulatory authorities, pricing terms and obligations of the marketing authorization holder and importer of the medicines. The decree is in line with the Ministry's strategy to provide a legislative framework, regulatory and supervisory services for the health sector by creating health ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2018 – His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, met with fishermen from the East Coast during his tour around Dibba Al Hisn Fishing Harbor, Dibba Al Fujairah Fishermen Association, and Dadna Port in Al Fujairah. His Excellency Dr. Thani emphasized the importance of preserving the fish stock in the UAE and protecting fishing, one of the oldest professions in the region and a main pillar of UAE national economy today.
During his visit to Dibba Al Hisn Fishing Harbor, Al Zeyoudi got a closer look at ......read more
2 million additional beneficiaries and 8 new countries benefited from Dubai Cares education programs in 2017
More than 3,200 volunteers engaged through volunteering initiatives in 2017
A total of AED 150.78 million (USD 41 million) spent on global education programs in 2017
5 million books delivered by Dubai Cares on behalf of the Reading Nation Campaign
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has revealed the scale and impact of its philanthropic efforts for 2017, the ......read more
UAE, January 23, 2018- Dubai Government Workshop recently paid a visit to the elderly wards of the Family Gathering Center in Dubai. The visit, which was led by Hamid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Executive Director, Dubai Government Workshop, was aimed towards showing support for the elderly and the important role they play in the country’s development process—further consolidating the true spirit of volunteerism and the culture of giving. The visit also comes in response to the 'Day for Dubai' initiative that was launched by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 23 January 2018: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, paid a visit to the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) premises today to explore the premier facilities and exceptional services provided by RAKEZ to global investors.
The tour began at the RAKEZ Service Centre – Al Hamra. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, along with the Board of Directors, Managing ......read more
The workshop was held in cooperation with the US Embassy in the UAE as part of the nation’s preparations for hosting major global events
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd January 2018: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) recently announced the conclusion of its three-day workshop focused on ‘Legal and Judicial Issues Related to National Events Security’, which ran from 15th to 17th January.
The aim of the workshop, which was organised by DJI in cooperation with the US Embassy in the UAE, was to provide security, legal and judicial specialists ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 23 January 2018 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) issued a ministerial decree on the formation of a committee for the licensing and registration of veterinary products and their manufacturers. The committee is headed by His Excellency Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Food Diversity Sector at the MOCCAE, and includes representatives from MOCCAE, Ministry of Health & Prevention, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Dubai Municipality, Emirates Racing Authority and Central Veterinary Research Laboratory at ......read more
H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy (MOE), and H.E. Steven Ciobo, Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, recently met to discuss the strengthening of economic cooperation in sectors of mutual interest. The two ministers highlighted the latest developments regarding the implementation of recommendations and cooperative frameworks agreed on during the first session of their countries’ Joint Economic Committee held in Sydney in November 2017.
The meeting was attended by MOE officials H.E. Eng. Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, ......read more
January 22, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has stressed on supporting UAE’s efforts to become one of the leading smart cities in the world.
In line with this, Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower CEO, recently welcomed Honeywell President George Koutsaftes, to explore opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the region , as the UAE cities gear up to become the leading smart cities in the world. The meeting between the two companies focused on the latest environment-friendly refrigerant solutions ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 January, 2018 – The Higher Organising Committee of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) and Simulation Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX) held its eighth preparatory meeting in the run-up to the dual mega event.
Jointly organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces, the 2018 editions of UMEX and SimTEX will run from 25 to 27 February 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Applauding the efforts of the event sub-committees, led by ADNEC’s Emirati professionals, ......read more
Fourth edition of camel trek will take six men and nine women from 10 countries in a journey back in time
DUBAI, 18th January 2018: A caravan of camel riders from diverse cultures embarked for the first time from the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Abu Dhabi, a harsh desert area in the far south of the UAE yesterday (17th January 2018) morning, in their journey to live an extraordinary experience of real Emirati heritage.
The 15 participants in the fourth edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ received training in camel riding by the organizers Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage ......read more
Thani Al Zeyoudi and Shamma Al Mazrui discuss sustainable future with the youth
27 entrepreneurs take the stand at CLIX and present their innovative proposals to potential investors
Al Zeyoudi: CLIX is an out-of-the-box solution for the limited funding of climate innovations
UAE entrepreneurs lead the entries in CLIX, reaffirming the country’s success in creating an environment conducive to achieving its sustainability goals
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 18, 2018 – The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) kicked off on Tuesday, ......read more
January 17, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully held its first blood donation drive in 2018 in immediate response to requests from the Dubai Blood Donation Centre and Thalassemia Centre to meet their shortage of blood supplies. The campaign was held as part of Empower’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment to the ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative to commemorate the 100th birthday of the UAE’s Founding Father, H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose ......read more
UAE, January 17, 2018- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has approved DAFZA’s ‘Digital Intelligence Plan 2018-2020’ developed in line with digital transformation initiatives such as the ‘Dubai Internet of Things Strategy (IOT)’ and the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence,’ the first major initiative within the UAE Centennial 2071 project.
The new plan was developed in partnership with Deloitte Consulting LLC, and is in line with both DAFZA’s ‘Strategic Plan ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 17, 2018: The EcoWASTE Exhibition today inaugurated the Waste Management Solutions Forum, a premium event that gathers solutions providers and municipalities to discuss sustainable waste management strategies.
Eng. Saif Mohamed AlShara, Assistant Undersecretary, Sustainable Communities Sector, UAE delivered the opening address, highlighting the role of waste management in creating sustainable environments. Following his address, Eng. Saeed Al Mehairbi, Acting General Manager, Tadweer (The Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi) delivered the ......read more
UAE, January 16, 2018- H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), met with H.E Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Arab Emirates, in the office of the Ministry in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and Director of the International Health Relations.
The meeting discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the field of health, exchange of experiences and delegations, importance of participation in the Arab Health exhibition and congress in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16th, January 2018: Dubai Customs is all geared up to launch its 1st UAE Customs Week 2018 from 21 to 25 January, following and building on the success of the last two editions of Dubai Customs Week.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that the week is an opportunity to engage all segments of society in supporting and learning about customs work.
“It’s very important to help everyone learn the essential role customs departments in the UAE play to sustain ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 16 January, 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for a group of more than 40 Minors, mothers, and Foundation officials.
In line with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the initiative aimed to contribute to fulfilling the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to provide a nurturing environment for orphans through developing the alternative family care system.
The ......read more
Water storage recovery strategy to become blueprint for world’s desert zones
Abu Dhabi: 16 January 2018: Abu Dhabi today unveiled the world’s largest reserve of high quality desalinated water, se-cured in a network of 315 recovery wells lying up to 80 meters below the Liwa Desert. The wells are fed by one of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) longest water pipeline networks which runs the water from Shuweihat desalination plant at a rate of 7 million imperial gallons (ap-prox. 32,000 m3) / day over 27 months.
The reserve, which has at its core an infiltration ......read more
Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA, threw the spotlight on the significant role played by the efforts to utilize energy efficient solutions in the move towards achieving sustainability during its participation at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2018) along with TAQATI, the energy efficiency program set up by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) under Etihad ESCO. The Summit will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi from January 15 to 18, 2018 as part of the Abu Dhabi ......read more
Unique initiative sets the pace in advancing research in an emerging field of science and technology
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018: With global water security posing an increasingly urgent challenge, an international effort is underway to seek new ways of replenishing potable ground water and increasing existing water reserves.
The scale of the problem is illustrated by the World Health Organization’s estimate that at present, 844 million people lack access to a basic drinking water service and that half of the world’s population could live in water-stressed ......read more
ADSW visitors can experience a first-hand new public mobility solution developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and Hafilat Industry
New zero-emissions bus designed specifically for hot climates, with 150km range per charge
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018.
A template for future sustainable public transport solutions, the working prototype was jointly developed by Masdar and Abu Dhabi-based Hafilat ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 January 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General, Dubai Information Department visited du’s stand at CABSAT 2018 (#ZB2-A70) today. His Highness was received by Ahmed Al Muhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV Service Operations, and other representatives of the company’s senior management, who briefed him on how du is empowering its customers in the UAE with the latest in broadcasting technology. His Highness was also taken on a dynamic VR experience of du’s broadcast and media services at the ......read more
Bee’ah is the first organization to order Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East
50 electric Tesla Semi trucks will arrive on UAE roads from 2020
Bee’ah is also bringing Tesla’s world-leading Powerpack Battery Technology to its state-of-the-art net zero energy headquarter
The investment supports Bee’ah’s aim to be a holistic environmental management company
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - January 14, 2018: In line with its efforts to provide a better quality of life in the Middle East, Bee’ah, the region’s fastest growing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: The plight of Syrian refugees has been dominating news headlines for many months now. Every social media platform broadcasts haunting images of their sad plight, especially those of women and children, who inevitably suffer the most. Feeling sorry for them is no longer the solution and it is imperative that each and every member of civil society takes steps to alleviate their suffering as they have every right to a life of dignity like all of us.
Youth organisation, Green Hope Foundation, believes in turning words into action and we decided to bring ......read more
Three innovative projects seek to advance knowledge related toof rain and weather phenomena
Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018: It is estimated that nearly three billion people around across the world globe are currently affected by water shortages. The dramatic scale of the challenge problem faced, which affects people living across all seven continents, is further illustratedunderscored by the fact that one out of every six people in the world today does not have regular access to clean drinking water.
Among As one of the many potential answers to this pressing ......read more
AED 5b trade between Dubai and Canada
Dubai, UAE, 13th January 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Canada and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Canadian diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs experise to the world” said Musabih. ......read more
11 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Krypto Labs has been named as the Strategic Partner for the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, organisers of the event announced today. As the strategic partner for CLIX, Krypto Labs will highlight its facilities and services available to innovators and start-ups, as well as forming part of the judging panel, between January 15 – 18.
With the UAE being home to 42% of the region’s 3,000 start-ups, the partnership between Krypto Labs and CLIX will bolster the growing entrepreneurial and innovation ......read more
UAE, January 10, 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently met with H.E. Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, to discuss the potential of strengthening and consolidating cooperative ties in the field of health for the two countries, especially in the exchange and transfer of knowledge and experiences, promotion and adoption of best medical practices and continuing medical education. Also present during the meeting was Dr. Issa Ahmad Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary's Office and Director ......read more
UAE, January 9, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently organized a ‘Focus Group Gathering’ for its stakeholders and customers as part of its efforts to formulate new economic licensing procedures using the ‘design thinking’ approach, a technique utilized to efficiently discover challenges and find innovative solutions for organizational performance improvement. The gathering was part of DED-Ajman’s ongoing initiative to involve stakeholders and customers in its continuous improvement process launched to provide ......read more
UAE, January 7, 2018- The Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED) has appointed Abdullah Naser Al Nuaimi as its Assistant Director General for Economic Registration and Control. The move reflects the Department's commitment to attracting and recruiting promising National talents in support of the development of the emirate's competitive economic and investment capabilities to achieve the objectives of Ajman Vision 2021.
The designation of Abdullah Al Nuaimi is an important addition to the Department's efforts to design and implement strategies for stimulating economic ......read more
Dubai – 07 January 2018: HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received the Azerbaijani outgoing Consul General Parvez Ismayilzada in the presence of Alnoor Aleef, Azerbaijani Commercial Representative. He thanked Zada for his dedicated service in Dubai, and the meeting agenda included a discussion on the aspects of cooperation, trade growth opportunities and exchanging Customs experiences between Dubai and Azerbaijan.
Musabih pointed out trade with Azerbaikan has seen considerable growth in the last few years. Trade with Azerbaijan in the first 9 ......read more
UAE, January 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently launched the ‘Art for Health’ competition to raise awareness on lifestyle-related medical conditions and tap into young people’s creativity and innovativeness, to help address the growing health issues in the country. The competition seeks to help realize the objective of UAE Vision 2021 aimed at building a world-class health sector with robust preventive measures to reduce the cases of lifestyle-related diseases in the nation such as obesity, heart ailment, and diabetes.
To establish a globally ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 January, 2018 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is finalising preparations to host Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 and its co-located events including World Future Energy Summit (WFES), International Water Summit (IWS), Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony, the eighth session of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, and the EcoWASTE exhibition.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ADSW is ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 4 January, 2018 – Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N8, in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that led to destroying more than 150,000 chickens, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures:
Banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from the Netherlands.
Banned ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: Youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , ushered in the new year with a conservation action campaign to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem which dot our coasts.The UAE has an extensive network of coastal mangroves which are under threat due to littering and pollution. Beachgoers leave behind tonnes of trash which get swept out to the mangroves, choking their roots and killing them. The fish, turtles and birds which live amongst these mangroves also die after ingesting this litter. Since these mangroves are located off the coast, away ......read more
UAE, December 30, 2017- In line with its efforts to achieve the highest levels of quality, safety and effectiveness in healthcare systems, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the inclusion of a ‘Nuclear Medicine Workflow Automation app’ within the ‘Wareed’ electronic healthcare information system to improve the quality and effectiveness of patient healthcare. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of, and treat, a variety of diseases, including many ......read more
Tayeb Al-Rais: Donation complements previous contribution of AED20 million reiterating donor’s confidence in the Foundation’s humanitarian efforts
Dubai-UAE: 2 January, 2018 - Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has received its first donation of AED5 million from a benevolent Emirati lady donor, Mrs Dawlat Mahmoud Al Mahmoud. Mrs Al Mahmoud’s donations were presented on behalf of her late husband Abdulghafoor Ali Gargash and herself.
The donation complements her previous ......read more
December 27, 2017- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced that it has recently upgraded to the latest international standards set by leading certifications firm International Standards Organization (ISO). The district cooling company has undergone rigorous evaluation and received the upgraded ISO9001:2015 certification for quality management and ISO14001:2015 for its environmental management system. Empower safety management-system is also complying with international standards for safety (OHSAS ......read more
Dubai – 28 December 2018: Dubai Customs concludes its Year of Giving with an agreement with Dar Al Ber Society to build Martyer Mosque in Niger. The building will be financed from donations of Dubai Customs’ employees which reflects the great noble values that the UAE community stands for.
The agreement was signed at Dar Al Ber main office by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Hisham Ali Al Hashimi, Deputy Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society. The agreement will see the Society carry out the building of the mosque ......read more
December 27, 2017, Dubai, UAE; - Emirates Post Group (EPG) has recently undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. Customers can now avail of these services when renewing their Post Office Box subscriptions. EPG encourages customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 31st January 2018.
“Emirates Post Group is constantly looking at strengthening its products and services. Ensuring that our offerings combine convenience and efficiency echoes the wants and needs of our customers,” said Obaid ......read more
ENEC offers visitors a range of educational activities to learn about peaceful nuclear energy
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has sponsored and partnered with the Al Dhafra Festival, taking place in Madinat Zayed, in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, until 28 December. This initiative comes as a part of ENEC’s continued efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra Region and the achievement of the Abu Dhabi Plan.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed ......read more
UAE, December 25, 2017 - As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) initiatives of the Year of Giving, a cochlear implant was successfully performed for a 12-year-old Indian girl, who suffered from sudden hearing loss for a period of two years due to a severe viral infection that damaged the cochlear nerve.
The cochlear implant operation was performed by the ENT team at Al-Baraha hospital, led by Dr. Ahmad Al Emadi, Senior Consultant and Head of the ENT Department. The operation included an implantation of a cochlea, one of the latest technologies in terms of its small ......read more
UAE, December 25, 2017 - The Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) revealed the seizure of more than 38,571 counterfeit goods that have been estimated to be worth over AED 8 million. The confiscated items, which were knock-offs of 34 international brands, were seized during two inspections conducted by the Commercial Fraud Department of DED-Ajman in cooperation with Ajman Police and a trademarks representative. The inspections are part of DED-Ajman's continuing commitment towards combatting the proliferation of ......read more
UAE, 24 December, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of the Visiting Doctors Program for January 2018 that provides their diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services to Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital and Saqr Hospital as well as some primary health care centers. The areas of specialization covered under the program include cardiovascular surgery, chest surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, shoulder bone surgery, plastic surgery and ......read more
Dubai, December 24, 2017: As part of Nikai’s yearly CSR endeavors, Mr. Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of the Nikai group of companies, has recently adopted a classroom of the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones in Dubai, providing various materials and equipment to students with varied ability levels. Nikai has committed to donate Assistive Technology Equipment to Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in Dubai.
The group decided to give the charitable donations that will be used for the benefit of students in both the Centers, in line with the Government’s ......read more