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    First International Innovation Forum Kicks Off (Sunday 23 Feb 2020)

    Dubai – 22 Feb 2020: The activities of the First International Innovation Forum kick off Sunday 23 February 2020 and continues until 27th February. The event is organized by Dubai Customs and the Ministry of Economy as part of the UAE Innovation Month activities. It is the biggest platform where creative people and innovators from different nationalities and backgrounds gather under one roof to showcase their innovations in different sectors including education, and the government and private sectors.   The first International Innovation Forum, which takes place at the Ministry of Economy’s headquarters, aims to spread the culture of innovation within the Emirati society, to inspire and encourage all innovators from different ages and backgrounds, and to give opportunity to all participants to exchange knowledge and ......read more

    The 8th Annual Charity Marathon to Kick Off Tomorrow

    Sharjah, February 21, 2020: Under the theme “Time to Work”, the 8th annual charity marathon, organized by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), will kick off tomorrow Saturday at 3:00 pm along Al Mamzar beach until Al Qasba Roundabout in Sharjah. The event aims to raise community awareness of arthritis, encourage sports and physical activity, and shed light on the innovative community initiatives organized by FOAP to enhance awareness of health and sports activities, and to mobilize support for patients with arthritis to help them enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The 8th annual marathon is sponsored by Sharjah Sports Council and supported by the Sharjah Labor Standards Development Authority, Fast Building Contracting LLC, and ......read more

    Emirates Post Issues Set of Commemorative Stamps for the New Logo for People of Determination in Cooperation with the Ministry of Community Development

    Symbolizing transition from stillness to independence and self-determination 50,000 commemorative stamps will be available at all Emirates Post Central Happiness Centres starting Thursday, 20th February 2020   • Nasser Ismail:  In line with UAE’s national vision, the Ministry of Community Development is committed to improve the lives of people of determination as part of our social development objectives  • Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram: The UAE made a lot of progress in its efforts to achieve the full integration of people of determination through offering solutions that rehabilitate and empower them     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 February 2020:   Emirates Post issued a set of distinctive commemorative stamps to promote the new logo for people of ......read more

    HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Visits Dubai Sports Council

    DSC Chairman thanks HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid for entrusting him with the responsibility of overseeing Dubai’s sports sector   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his gracious patronage of the sports sector and for entrusting him with the responsibility of leading Dubai Sports Council. HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed was thankful to HH The Ruler of Dubai for giving him this opportunity to serve the nation through a vital government entity, which seeks to create a healthy and happy community by encouraging its members to embrace sports, and strives to groom promising young ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Highlights the Competitive Advantages of the UAE FDI Law

    Chamber organised introductory workshop on FDI developments in collaboration with Clyde & Co. Dubai, UAE – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) organised a workshop titled ‘Key Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment’, to help the private sector to understand the key aspects of UAE FDI Law. Organised in collaboration with international law firm Clyde & Co, the workshop raised awareness about the FDI Law and focused on other important issues like regulations on foreign ownership in the UAE, corporate structuring for foreign investors, economic substance, and fines for non-compliance. Conducted by Clyde & Co, Partners Benjamin Smith and Adrian Low, and Associate Katy Thomson, the workshop was attended by representatives from various sectors including lawyers, legal professionals, ......read more

    Dubai Cares Donates 2,000 Books to Wanna Read? Initiative to Instill the Habit of Reading Among Children in UAE Hospitals

    Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has donated 2,000 books to the UAE’s Wanna Read? initiative as another step in its efforts to promote the culture of reading within the UAE community. Through this partnership, Wanna Read? will distribute the books to pediatric wards at hospitals across the UAE. The books, which comprise of a variety of titles including novels, history and science, will entertain and educate children to help them through the healing and rehabilitation process.  The 2,000-book donation was drawn from the 7,000 books Dubai Cares collected during the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in October 2019 ¬— the biggest sale of its kind in the world. As a charity partner of this mega book sale, Dubai Cares committed to distribute and ......read more

    Upfield Unveils New Plant-Based Products and Spreads Awareness of Nutritional Benefits

    The world’s largest producer of plant-based products showcases new range of 100% dairy free plant-based Flora Plant Cream and Flora Plant Butter at Gulfood 2020 Celebrated Chef Marwan Abi Daoud urges kitchen professionals to proactively explore nutritional benefits of plant-based ingredients Dubai, 18 February 2020: With an increasing number of regional consumers demanding plant-based food products and a growing class of environmentally aware consumers, Upfield, the world’s largest producer of plant-based products, has unveiled a range of plant-based products and new cooking techniques at Gulfood 2020 which is running from February 16-20 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The variety of new products highlighted by Upfield at the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition included a new range of 100% ......read more

    Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Celebrates 60 Years of Nation Building by Renewing Its Commitment to the UAE's Ongoing Development

    Multidivisional conglomerate includes 27 different companies across a broad range of verticals and over 370 different international brands   February 18, 2020 – Dubai:   Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), the leading Dubai-based multidivisional conglomerate, has marked its 60th anniversary in 2020. The Group has focused its long-established legacy of nation building on the Government of Dubai’s Industrial Strategy 2030 to make the emirate an international hub for knowledge-based, innovative and sustainable industrial activities.  ESAG’s present portfolio of 27 different companies across a diverse range of business verticals includes longstanding joint venture partnerships. Established in 1960 by HE Easa Saleh Al Gurg, the Group’s Chairman, the conglomerate began as a trading partner for ......read more

    Registration is Now Open for Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally in Malawi

    • 15 volunteers will travel to lay foundation for a school in an underprivileged community • Applications can be made through the UAE Volunteers Platform until 24 February     Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the return of its Volunteer Globally initiative to Malawi from June 6 to 15, 2020. Interested volunteers can apply today through the UAE Volunteers Platform.   This year’s edition will see 15 volunteers travel to a remote village in Malawi to work alongside the local community in setting the foundation for a new community-based school. Volunteers will also participate in cultural education workshops to gain an understanding of Malawi, its heritage, and its people.   The initiative ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Honours Top-performing Trading Companies

    • A total of 112 companies have been awarded under Exporter of the Month since the launch of the initiative • Member companies recognised for exceptional export performance at recent ceremony    Dubai, UAE: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted its Exporter of the Month ceremony at its head office where four member companies were recognised for outstanding trade performance during last four months of 2019.   Including the most recent honourees, at total of 112 companies have been awarded under Exporter of the Month since the launch of the initiative.     Promising International Trading Co. was named “Company with the Highest Export Value” for September. Kingspan Insulation LLC was honoured for having the highest number of export markets in ......read more

    Sheikh Khaled Al Qasimi Honors Winners of Sharjah Excellence Award 2019

    Sharjah, February 16, 2020:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs, honored the winners of the 4th Sharjah Excellence Award 2019, in addition to honoring partners, sponsors, jury committee members, and the award working group. This came during the annual ceremony organized by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, on Wednesday evening at the Expo Centre Sharjah, in the presence of HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI and the Board of Trustees of Sharjah Excellence Award, members of the Award Board of Trustees, HE Dr. Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Mishari, Secretary-General of the Federation of Chambers of the Gulf ......read more

    Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program

    Dubai – 15 February 2020: “Dubai Customs Leaders” training program graduated the first batch of employees who joined the program to develop their leadership competencies and gain learning and skills on how to overcome current and future challenges.  The program, which Dubai Customs launched at the end of 2019, engaged 16 employees from different departments and centers in Dubai Customs.  The 54-hour program, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, ILM, included different sessions that covered topics like personal skills, authorization, leadership, team motivation and leadership skills.  In the program, a Virtual Reality Leadership Lab was launched to train the employees in a unique and more interactive content.  Commenting on the program, Mohammed Al Ghaffari, Director ......read more

    Industrial Plant Sustainability and Profitability in the New Digital Economy

    It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency. Since Industry uses about one third of all energy consumed in the world, we have a big role in reducing global emissions now and into the future. As our CEO and Chairman Jean Pascal Tricoire said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we have the technology and the means to do it, we just need to work together to achieve it.   Corporate sustainability makes good business sense. Environmental sustainability improves operational performance, attracts revenue from socially conscious consumers, investment from socially conscious investors and can even generate new sources of revenue from selling waste and surplus energy produced by the plant.   I’d even say that we’re transitioning to a sustainable ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Cooperate in Charitable and Humanitarian Initiatives

    12 February 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to enhance its collaborative support of social, charitable, and humanitarian programmes. The agreement will strengthen the Foundation's ‘Emirati Families’ initiative, and showcase its regional impact. The official ceremony was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports; His Excellency Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Minister of the Federal Supreme Council at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and Deputy Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. The agreement was signed by Director-General of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Mohammed Hajji Al Khouri and Abu Dhabi Airports, Chief Executive Officer - Bryan Thompson. ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Launches 2nd Cycle of Mentorship Programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020

    • Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at Rwanda summit where they learned about the GBF Mentorship Programme’s benefits and opportunities for startups and mentors   • First-of-its-kind programme pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide valuable expertise, support and guidance   Kigali, Rwanda: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently participated in the Africa Tech Summit 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda, where the organisation launched the second cycle of its GBF Mentorship Programme, which pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide them with valuable expertise, support and guidance.   Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at the summit where they learned about the criteria for participating ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) Launches Book With Pomeroy Academy for Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10)

    Book sheds light on how culture and innovation is shaping sustainable cities of the future Abu Dhabi, 10th February 2020 - The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today launched a book with leading sustainable educators and researchers, Pomeroy Academy. The book accompanies the 10th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), which is taking place for the first time in the Arab region this week until 13th February. Developed by Pomeroy Academy, and edited by its founder, award-winning architect, academic and television presenter, Professor Jason Pomeroy, the book, entitled ‘Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation’, provides an enlightening accompanying text for the prestigious event. The text  brings together a series of essays from leading luminaries on the Forum’s main theme of ......read more

    Union Coop to Support Dubai Autism Center

    Union Coop to Contribute towards the Provisions of Health and Humanitarian Services to Dubai Autism Center Patients    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Autism Center, which comes within the framework of activating corporate social responsibility by supporting local humanitarian and social institutions, programs and projects.  The MoU was signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop, on behalf of the CEO, and Mr. Mohammed Al Emadi, Dubai Autism Center Board Member & Director General, in the presence of managers and other staffs from both the sides.  The Director of Operations Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani has been all positive ......read more

    Dubai Cares Announces Third Round Awardees for E-cubed Research Envelope

      ● AED 7.9 million (USD 2.1 million) awarded to 4 research proposals in Education in Emergencies ● Call for applications in 3rd round received 63 proposals from practitioners and academics in 4 languages   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has awarded a total of AED 7,986,920 (USD 2,174,199) to four research proposals, under its Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed) research envelope. E-Cubed was launched in September 2016 on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York, and is carried out in partnership with the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), an open, global network of members working to ensure that all individuals have the right to a quality, safe, relevant, and equitable education. ......read more

    Yahsat Receives Commendation for Its Participation at National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February, 2020: Ahmed Omran, Vice President of Corporate Communications, received an award of appreciation from the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) for Yahsat’s participation in the 4th edition of National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival. Coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month, the event was held to foster a scientific temper among young Emiratis. Members of Yahsat Youth Council participated in various activities, including interactive workshops, space-related talks and games.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and organised by the MoE, the festival showcased innovative projects by Emirati students in the fields of science, technology, environment, biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry and much more.  A leading global satellite ......read more

    The Tenth World Urban Forum Carries Out Five Assemblies

    Opening Day marked by raising of the UAE flag and UN flag together   Abu Dhabi, 8th February 2020:   The Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10) today launched the Assemblies element of its programme, at the forum’s opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi. WUF10, which is taking place from today until 13 February 2020, is being held in the Arab world for the first time. The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) organised the event in partnership with UN-Habitat. The Assemblies were opened on the first day of the World Urban Forum. To mark this special occasion a flag-raising ceremony for both the UAE and UN flags was carried out in tandem, which will both fly together outside Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for the duration of WUF10. The flag-raising was attended by Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive ......read more

    Dubai Customs Launches Official Page on Linkedin

    Dubai – 08 Feb 2020:  Dubai Customs launched its official page on Linkedin to connect with clients, employees, and the LinkedIn community. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih launched the organization’s page on the globally recognized professional platform with the aim of empowering the organization to engage the world’s professional community and attract more talents in preparation for the next 50 years. The launch ceremony was attended by Rajaii Al Khadem, President of Linkedin Middle East and North Africa and a number of senior officials in Dubai Customs.  Around 675 million members comprise the professional community of Linkedin, and these can communicate in 24 different languages including Arabic.  “Promoting Dubai Customs services and raising awareness around its ......read more

    Dubai Customs Fully Prepared for UAE Innovation Month 2020

    Dubai – 7 February 2020: Dubai Customs is ready for the UAE Innovation Month 2020, which will see the oldest government department in Dubai raise awareness around its vital role in supporting the national economy, securing the borders and promoting Dubai as a global capital of economy.  The UAE Innovation Month was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation. The Month-long festival aims to contribute to strengthening the country's position as a global hub for innovation, enhance the development of innovative ideas and capabilities, and creates a widespread culture of innovation and celebrate innovation in the UAE and supports the national innovation strategy.  UAE Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation festivals in the world and a consolidated effort by government, the private ......read more

    Minister of Climate Change and Environment Inaugurates the 3rd East Coast Marine Environment Festival

    Sharjah, February 6, 2020:  HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Thursday, inaugurated the 3rd edition of the East Coast Marine Environment Festival which takes place at the Kalba Corniche Park.   The three-day event is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in cooperation with Kalba Municipality, Sharjah Marine Sports Club, Kalba Fishermen's Association, Kalba Ladies Club, and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. The event is featuring several live shows, heritage contests, marine, and recreational games, with the participation of many government institutions, private sector companies and dozens of productive families showcasing a wide variety of local products. The opening ceremony was attended by HE ......read more

    60 Women Participate in the Women's Heritage Walk From Abu Dhabi to Al Ain

    Men's Heritage Walk begins on 7 February   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2020:   Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the sixth Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) came to close on 4 February at a ceremony held at the Cultural Foundation, in the presence of participants and their families. Sixty women from 24 nationalities hiked a 120 km journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain on foot, which took them five days. The “Sand Sisters”, as they call themselves, annually embark on this challenging trek to recreate the historical, seasonal Emirati migration between the two cities that was undertaken by tribes not so long ago.  In his speech, Sheikh Nahyan reflected on the essence of the Walk. “For me, as the Minister ......read more

    Ministry of Health Launches Predictive Electronic System to Identify Patients at High Risk of Novel Coronavirus

    • Ministry activates early warning system (Wareed system) across all its facilities • Wareed links patient data in 88 health facilities and contains an integrated database   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced today (Wednesday) it has developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.   The Ministry revealed that it has also activated an early warning system (Wareed system) across all its healthcare facilities to quickly identify individuals at higher risk of acquiring Coronavirus infection.   The early warning system coordinates and manages a potential outbreak. Once automated, algorithms identify a patient as high-risk, the Wareed system places consecutive orders for the patient to be isolated ......read more

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    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority honors determined graduates of the second batch of ‘Support Initiative'

    In line with its CSR initiative in collaboration with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination Abu Dhabi, November 28, 2019- Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the authority responsible for driving digital transformation in Abu Dhabi, organized a ceremony to honor the graduates of the second batch of the ‘Support Initiative 2019.’ The initiative is an intensive training program that has been designed to train and develop the capabilities and skills of people of determination, in order to enhance their competitiveness in the labor market. The graduates were ......read more

    Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE 48th National Day

     Weeklong activities took place at Emirates Post to mark the special occasion   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2019:  Emirates Post have concluded their National Day celebratory activities that took place throughout the week at Central Customer Happiness Centres and Emirates Post offices in all seven Emirates, in accordance with the events and programs happening across the entire country to celebrate the UAE’s 48th National Day. To mark this glorious day, Emirates Post will issue two commemorative stamps on December 2nd, one of them featuring the ......read more

    Ministry of Economy launches new development plan as part of the National Program to Support Young Innovative Companies

    In cooperation with its government, academic and private partner Dubai, 27 November 2019: The Ministry of Economy launched a new plan to develop the National Program to Support Young Innovative Companies today, November 26, in cooperation with its partners including 15 federal and local government bodies, academic institutions and representatives of the private sector. The plan, developed by the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Ministry of Economy, represents the latest stage in the strategy to support young and innovative companies, with the aim being to ......read more

    Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation celebrates the 48th National Day

    Sultan bin Sulayem: We enjoy tolerance in the homeland of happiness thanks to the wisdom of the Founders and their sons the leaders of the UAE   Dubai, UAE, 27th November 2019:   The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) celebrated today, Wednesday 27th November 2019 the UAE 48th National Day under the slogan (Zayed’s Legacy: Tolerance & Coexistence).  The event took place at Port Rashid in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, directors of PCFC’s ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry launches Emirates Nuclear Technology Center at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi

    The new center will support research, innovation and capacity building in the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy industry A Memorandum of Understanding has been exchanged by UAE’s  MoEI, and the Republic of Korea’s MoFA to cooperate in research projects   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 November 2019:   The UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry (MoEI) has opened the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center, at Khalifa University Campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which will support the long-term sustainability of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by creating a ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop signs MoU with Al-Futtaim Lexus

    Agreement aims to provide best services to customers in line with Dubai Plan 2021 UAE, 25 November 2019 – The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al-Futtaim Lexus Motors for the maintenance of DGW’s Lexus vehicles. The agreement illustrates the shared commitment of both parties to advance customer service, ensure the delivery of safe vehicles, and provide leading car services in the emirate in line with Dubai Plan 2021. H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO of Dubai Government Workshop, said: “The MoU with Al-Futtaim ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Launches the 2nd Edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair

    Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan   Abu Dhabi, 25 November 2019:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, today the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) inaugurated the 2nd edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair. The event, taking place from 25 - 29 November at Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra, features the latest publications from Emirati and regional authors across a range of genres, covering literature, poetry, history, children’s ......read more

    MRM Customer Excellence Award launched at Dubai Chamber conference

    • Applications are now open for the 1st cycle of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Customer Excellence Award, 11th cycle of MRM Business Award and 3rd cycle of MRM Business Innovation Award • Industry experts share insights, case studies and best practices on enhancing the customer experience at MRM Business Conference in Dubai • H.E. Al Ghurair: Creating and delivering exceptional customer experiences is no longer just an option but a necessity for businesses and organisations operating in all industries     Dubai, UAE - November 25, ......read more

    ENEC cooperates with Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE host ill children during Universal Children's Day

    ENEC, Nawah and Barakah One Company hosted children suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses who wish to become engineers      Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 November 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in cooperation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, hosted a group of children suffering from a number of chronic illnesses who have dreams of becoming engineers. The event took place in recognition of Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2019 and is the result of ENEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and ......read more

    In celebration of 48th UAE National Day and the Year of Tolerance, Pure Gold Group contributes to the release of 700 insolvent prisoners

    Dubai, UAE; November 24, 2019:   As the UAE prepares to celebrate the 48th UAE National Day, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group, has contributed to the release of 700 insolvent prisoners across the UAE.  Aligning with the spirit of tolerance, the various insolvent prisoners are from different nationalities and backgrounds and, this year they will get to celebrate the UAE National Day with their families in their country. The total amount being spent to help these insolvent prisoners is approximately AED 1 million and this will go towards ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop considers the utilization of Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with Dubai Customs

    Interactive workshop to introduce “methods to measure productivity” based on most recent technologies   UAE, November 23, 2019 – Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently organized an interactive seminar entitled “How to Measure Productivity” as part of its ongoing partnership with Dubai Customs. The key features of the Productivity Engine, which aims to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, were reviewed in order to help improve productivity and increase efficiency. The move aligns with DGW's efforts to speed up the digital ......read more

    UAE and Poland discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations in maritime transport sector

    UAE, 23 November  2019 – H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land and Maritime, recently met with H.E. Marek Gróbarczyk, Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, to discuss ways on how to further strengthen bilateral relations between the UAE and Poland. Minister Al Nuaimi was accompanied by an official UAE delegation composed of officials from Abu Dhabi Ports, DP Ports, Sharjah Ports and Customs Department. The delegation was earlier received by Dr. Abdul Rahim ......read more

    HBMSU Chancellor joins global dignitaries at 40th session of UNESCO General Conference in Paris

    UAE, 23 November 2019- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), joined a group of international figures participating in the 40th Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which was held recently at UNESCO headquarter in Paris, France. Dr. Al Awar attended the meeting along with Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO’s education sector; heads of UNESCO’s international institutes; official delegations of member states; associate members; and leading ......read more

    Dubai International Airport dealt with 31m items of luggage onboard 135,000 flights in 1st half of 2019

    Dubai – 23 November 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai Customs has dealt with 31 million items of luggage for 17.7 million passengers on board 135,000 flights arriving to Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2019.    During his tour of terminals 1 and 2 of Dubai International Airport, Director General of Dubai Customs said he was very happy Dubai Customs is part of the success and distinction of Dubai International Airport. It is the first airport worldwide to have automated customs procedures and this has ......read more

    Dubai Customs' HR concludes training for 54 employees

    Dubai – 23 November 2019:   The HR Department at Dubai Customs concluded their human capital development training program which targeted 54 employees. The program aimed to equip its people with the latest trends and skills in the HR field, especially for today’s concept “HR Business Partner”, which is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of business partners to enable them to build credibility to influence key business stakeholders.  The training was conducted in cooperation with CIPD Institute, the professional body for HR and people ......read more

    Dubai All Set to Celebrate UAE's 48th National Day

    • Government and private sectors enhance collaboration to showcase “Spirit of the Union” • Concerts, fireworks, world class entertainment and events to celebrate momentous milestone     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2019:   Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has unveiled a diverse calendar of events and activities to celebrate the UAE’s 48th National Day, including concerts by regional stars, fireworks, traditional shows and family-oriented activities.    The citywide National Day ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019 kicks off with CEO Dialogue on waste management

    • Held under theme ‘World Without Waste’, week-long event highlights integral role of businesses in reducing and recycling waste, preventing it from reaching landfills • University of Dubai becomes first LEED certified net-zero energy building in region and achieves LEED Platinum Certification under the Existing Building Operation and Maintenance category     Dubai, UAE - November 21, 2019:   Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019 officially kicked off today with a CEO Dialogue that brought together public and private sector stakeholders ......read more

    Solar Power Plant at Emirates Industry for Camel Milk to Start Operations in Early 2020

    • Minister of Climate Change and Environment visits Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products • His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi: The UAE is one of the largest investors and donors in the renewable energy sector     Dubai-UAE: November 21, 2019:   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited the facility of the Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products (EICMP), producer of Camelicious, the leading UAE brand of camel milk. His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi was accompanied by ......read more

    Khalifa Fund showcases 11 Emirati-initiated projects at first ‘Al Ain Souq'

    Event launched after the success of ‘Abu Dhabi Souq’ Abu Dhabi, 20 November 2019: Following its highly successful ‘Abu Dhabi Souq,’ which was launched five years ago to support the local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has recently kicked off the first edition of ‘Al Ain Souq,’ which will run until November 21, 2019. This first edition features the products and services of some KFED-supported projects in Al Ain, while promoting the Fund’s social initiative dubbed as ......read more

    Community Development Authority organizes second forum for ‘Know Your Rights' program

    In the occasion of the International Children's Day Event presents successful experiences of educational institutions in raising children's rights awareness and highlights importance of government support to building a child-friendly environment November 20, 2019: In line with the International Children's Day, the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has organized its second forum promoting the ‘Know Your Rights’ program. The forum aimed at raising community awareness and instilling the culture of protecting children's rights across Dubai, as well ......read more

    Dubai FDI announces its Global Promotional Investment Program for 2020

    Program to include official trips to US, India, China and Australia November 20, 2019: Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, has announced its series of government global missions for 2020 with the aim of promoting the Dubai Advantages. The missions reflect Dubai FDI’s strive to support the Emirate’s strategic plans and initiatives and devote the attractiveness and competitiveness of Dubai as a preferred global FDI destination. The missions scheduled for next year will include two official trips to the US, and single trips to India, China and ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop and Dubai Health Authority launches ‘My Blood for My Nation' campaign

    UAE, 20 November 2019 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), successfully launched a blood donation campaign under the theme ‘My Blood for My Nation.’ The event, which resulted in positive interaction and wide participation from its employees, comes as part of DGW’s commitment to its social, national and humanitarian responsibilities and in line with its belief in the importance of promoting and instilling the culture of blood donation, including its benefits at the individual and social levels as exemplified by its contributions ......read more

    LIXIL has helped 15 million people gain access to a safe and clean toilet.

    #Where Is The Toilet?  But 2 billion people still need one.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2019:  “Where is the toilet?” Every November 19th on World Toilet Day, LIXIL’s employees think about this question in a different way. Many of us in developed countries often expect a simple answer. But the reality is that for 2 billion people, there is no straightforward response to this simple question. They do not have access to basic sanitation.  On World Toilet Day, LIXIL now aims to drive even further awareness of this ......read more

    Holy Trinity Church Dubai joins hands with Dubai Cares for the construction of a school in Malawi

    Dubai, UAE, 20 November 2019:   The Holy Trinity Church Dubai handed over a cheque donation of AED 132,000 to Dubai Cares in support of the philanthropic organization’s “Adopt a School” initiative, covering the construction of a two-classroom community-based school in Malawi that will benefit 100 children. The cheque handover was made by Rev. Harrison to Abdulla Ahmed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares on the sidelines of Tolerance Day event hosted by the church.  Welcoming this generous contribution by The Holy Trinity Church Dubai, Abdulla ......read more

    DLD highlights ‘Joint Ownership Properties in Dubai' and ‘Mollak System'

    231,277 real estate units, 1,240 properties, and 89 real estate companies registered in the system, with teams on standby The total amount of service fees audited in the system exceeded AED 1.3 billion, and may soon reach AED 4 billion   Dubai, UAE - November 19, 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) held a press conference highlighting the ‘Joint Real Estate Ownership Law in Dubai.’ Participants reviewed the Mollak system updates for the purpose of governance, regulation, and control of the jointly owned real estate management sector as well as for ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority announces launch of Digital Next 2019

    Two-day event in UAE capital aims to explore digital transformation of government services November 18, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: A powerful new conference exploring the future of intelligent government services is launching in Abu Dhabi in December 2019, as the Middle East looks to inject multi-billion dollar investments in digital infrastructure in the coming years. The two-day Digital Next summit, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, takes place from 8-9 December 2019 at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi. Held under the theme, ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces new education commitment at UNESCO's 40th General Conference in Paris

    • Dubai Cares to facilitate refugees’ and migrants’ access to higher education and employment opportunities in Iraq and Colombia • Dubai Cares’ highlights its efforts in support of Capacity Development for Education Program (CapED) at UNESCO’s Ministerial Breakfast Meeting      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 18 November, 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, joined UNESCO's Member States and Associate Members, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations ......read more

    H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai's Non-Oil Trade with Africa to Exceed AED 1 Trillion by End of 2019

     Global Business Forum Africa Kicks off 5th edition in Dubai  Dubai’s non-oil trade with the continent stood at AED 926 billion in the 2011-2018 period  Dubai is Africa’s gateway to new markets, building on its strong presence on the global economy map and its role in advancing international trade  GBF Africa has become a leading platform for expanding UAE-Africa economic cooperation and forging partnerships   Africa is a market of strategic importance to Dubai and a key focus of Dubai Chamber global expansion strategy   Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates World Quality Day 2019

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    Dubai Customs enhanced its leading position and crowned its incessant efforts towards more excellence and quality work by recently winning the innovation award, with a 6-star rating from EFQM Global Excellence Award in Finland scoring 700 points; the highest mark among all participating organizations. Dubai Customs is the first customs organization in the world to win this reputable global award. Dubai Customs has recently launched the Governance in Customs project to ensure highest level of transparency and credibility in its ......read more

    Government and business leaders descend on Dubai for Global Business Forum Africa 2019

    • Taking place November 18th-19th, GBF Africa brings together heads of state, ministers, policymakers, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and the UAE • Held under the theme “Scale-Up Africa”, high-level forum is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:    Heads of state, ministers, policymakers, prominent business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs ......read more

    Recommendations of recently concluded two-day World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

    • Participants extend their gratitude to the UAE President and Vice-President • Participants stress that the UAE is a "global model" for tolerance • They declare their commitment to fighting intolerance and hatred • They recommend new teaching methods to promote tolerance     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:    Participants at the World Tolerance Summit 2019 themed ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’,  organised by ......read more

    Dubai Customs enhances support to maritime sector in Dubai

    The Coastal Customs Centers dealt with 121,000 customs transactions in the first 9 months of 2019   Dubai – 16 November 2019:   Dubai Customs always provides support to the maritime sector towards a more diversified economy in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. This helps in facilitating trade in different ports including Dubai Creek, which may not be the city’s most important trading port anymore but it will always be a very important route of trade for dhows at the heart of Dubai.   During his visit to the Coastal Customs Centers Management, Director ......read more

    World Tolerance Summit concludes, experts call for policies to promote sustainable peace

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:     The World Tolerance Summit, organised by the International Institute for Tolerance one of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, concluded on Thursday with policy makers and heads of international organisations calling for policies that can establish a culture of tolerance worldwide. Tolerance Leaders Debate titled Achieving the Social, Economic ......read more

    ‘Carpet of Tolerance' created by Hands and Senses revealed at Downtown Design, Dubai

    Proceeds of sale to be donated to Senses Centre for Special Needs   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:  Hands, the creators of exquisite handmade carpets since 1881, was delighted to unveil its one-of-a-kind ‘Carpet of Tolerance’, designed together with the talented children at Senses Centre for Special Needs, at the 2019 Edition of Downtown Design yesterday.  Pranay and Apurva Patodia, owners of Hands Carpets, and Gavin Lewis, General Manager Hands Carpets Dubai, were there to welcome Nadia Khalil Al Sayegh, Founder of Senses, who visited ......read more

    World Tolerance Summit 2019 begins tomorrow; More than 3,000 to attend the 2-day event

    Dubai, 13 November 2019:    Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the second edition of World Tolerance Summit will begin on Wednesday at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Dubai, under the theme ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’. The summit, an initiative of International Institute for Tolerance under Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, is expected to ......read more

    Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime discusses with Abu Dhabi Ports ways to strengthen maritime sector

    Move forms part of continuing efforts to cooperate with various maritime entities UAE, 12 November 2019 - The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) recently visited Abu Dhabi Ports to learn more about the Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and its programs. The move is part of FTA’s continuing efforts to strengthen relations with various entities and help contribute in the efforts to reinforce the UAE’s maritime sector. The FTA delegation was led by HE. Eng Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori, General Director of FTA and also included Dr. Aisha Al Busmait IMO ......read more

    Dubai Customs: DLC made 130,000 customs transactions between January and September 2019

    Musabih tours Dubai Logistics City and Al Maktoum Cargo Center to ensure readiness for EXPO 2020   Dubai – 11 November 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih made a field trip to the customs centers at the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), and Al Maktoum Cargo Center, which operate under the Jebel Ali Customs Center Management, and the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. Musabih met with the employees working at the three centers and received detailed information from them about the latest updates of the operations and ......read more

    Ahmad Bin Shafar welcomes President of ASHRAE

    Dubai, UAE, 11 November 2019:    Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, met with a delegation from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and discussed the latest developments in the district cooling sector, and ways to strengthen the mutual cooperation. The delegation was led by Daryl K. Boyce, President of ASHRAE Society and included Tim Wentz, Presidential Member and Former President of ASHRAE Society, Farooq Mahboob, ......read more

    Nine government initiatives compete to win ‘Flag' of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Programme for Smart Government for 2019

    Shortlisted from more than 70 government initiatives Dubai, November 10 2019: Dubai The Model Centre, an entity under the General Secretariat of The Executive Council, announced that nine government initiatives have qualified for the final stage, competing for the honor of waving this year’s ‘Flag’ of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Programme for Smart Government. The final nine initiatives were chosen from more than 70 initiatives that were implemented by various Government entities. The nine shortlisted initiatives were submitted by eight government entities in ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop organizes ‘Happiness Carnival' for employees

    Event falls in line with aim of National Happiness Agenda to make UAE the happiest country in world UAE, 10 November 2019 – The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in collaboration with the Grand Hyatt Group and other private sector institutions, has organized a ‘Happiness Carnival,’ which features interactive shows, fun activities, and lucky draws that have been designed to promote positivity and happiness across all of its employees. H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO, DGW, shared that the ‘Happiness Carnival’ demonstrates DGW’s commitment to ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed leads first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road featuring 70,000 participants

    Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge Government of Dubai Media Office – 08 November 2019: Dubai witnessed a spectacular display of community, solidarity and enthusiasm for life this morning, with the city’s artery Sheikh Zayed Road transforming for the very first time into a thumping race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019. Residents and visitors of all ages and abilities numbering 70,000 came together to make history and take part in the inaugural Dubai Run. Spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

    The Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration is a Symbol of UAE Heritage and International Collaboration

    • Experts and Designers spanning 65 nationalities across three continents have come together to create impressive 10,000 sq m stage and set for unprecedented show • Limited tickets for the theatrical spectacle ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ available at www.uaenationaday.ae    Abu Dhabi, 06 November 2019:    The largest and most complex stage ever built for an Official UAE National Day Celebration event will serve as a fitting metaphor for the country’s central role in today’s globalised world, according to Saeed Al Suwaidi, ......read more

    Dubai Airshow Announces Edge As First Ever Advance Technology Partner

    Newly Launched Group Will Have Impressive Presence     Dubai, UAE - 06 November 2019:   EDGE, the advanced technology conglomerate that launched yesterday in Abu Dhabi, will be the largest individual presence exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Integrating over 25 entities from Emirates Defence Industries Company, Emirates Advanced Investments Group, Tawazun Holding, and other independent organisations, EDGE will be the first ever Advanced Technology Partner of the Dubai Airshow in its 30-year history.   Technology has always been a national priority ......read more

    Dubai Customs showcases services for people of determination at Accessabilities Expo 2019

    Dubai – 05 November 2019:   Dubai Customs showcases the services it delivers to people of determination (people of special needs) at the AccessAbilities Expo and Accessable Tourism, the region's dedicated event, that aims to bring the world's latest robotic and assistive technology products and other services under one roof with the goal of enhancing lives of more than 50 million people in the region having disabilities.   The event takes place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, ......read more

    MBRSC calls for participation in Sirius Analogue Mission to simulate life on Mars

    • The UAE participates in Sirius Analogue Mission through scientific research • The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre calls on researchers and undergraduate students to participate by submitting their research about the effects of isolation and confinement on human psychology, physiology, and team dynamics. • This analog is an 8-month mission, and will be held in partnership with the Roscosmos Space Agency     Dubai, UAE, 4th November 2019:   The UAE, represented by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), launched the UAE Sirius Mission, ......read more

    DLD announces 10 Principles of Business Ethics in Real Estate

    RERA's new circular contributes to elevating the sector to the highest international standards     Dubai, UAE, 4 November 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), issued a circular to real estate companies requiring of them to abide by the ten principles of business ethics in real estate.     In the first principle, RERA emphasised the trust that real estate firms should uphold to maintain and enhance the confidence of real estate stakeholders as well as recognise that their conduct bears upon ......read more

    HBMSU renews loyalty and commitment to country during UAE Flag Day celebration

    UAE, 03 November 2019 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) today raised the national flag in celebration of the UAE Flag Day,  which  also marked the anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession to the Presidency of the UAE and lead the country’s march towards growth and development, which was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  With pride, the academic members and administrative officials renewed their allegiance to the country globally renowned for its unique development model that focuses on tolerance, ......read more

    UAE's Minister Al Mazrouei Announced President of the Unido General Conference in Abu Dhabi

    Minister reinforces the UAE’s commitment to industrial development as the nation continues to climb on UNIDO’s competitiveness ranking, while welcoming member states and calling for concerted efforts towards sustainable and inclusive global industrialization   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 03 November 2019 – H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, was announced as the President of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) General Conference earlier today. The five-day event, which is being held at Emirates Palace ......read more

    Sharjah real estate transactions recorded 4.2 billion AED in Q-3 of the year 2019

    Al Shamsi: Sharjah has become a leading hub for families worldwide to live in and enjoy a safe, stable and happy life       Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:    Real estate transactions have recorded AED 4.2 billion AED in the Emirate of Sharjah in the third quarter of 2019, while the total areas covered in the "sales transactions" in the emirate reached 9.5 million feet, as per the latest report of the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department (SRERD).   Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Shamsi, Director General - SRERD, said ......read more

    Dubai Chamber and First Abu Dhabi Bank sign MoU on digital trade

    • Agreement will see Dubai Chamber and FAB connect digital platforms and streamline trade processes for business • Buamim: Partnership supports Dubai Chamber’s efforts to position Dubai as a smart trade hub and improve ease of doing business       Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 03, 2019:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions, which will align the ......read more

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