UAE, 15 July, 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with leading tire safety company Dunlop, successfully organized a two-day training program on tire technology at the workshop's training centre. The sessions were held as part of DGW's continuing efforts to enhance the technical skills of their employees--allowing them to further improve their abilities to carry out their duties, which in turn can greatly contribute to reinforcing individual performance of the employee and the overall level of the workshop. The event is part of a series of workshops and training programs to be organized by DGW that look towards at transferring new knowledge and sharing the latest developments across various technical aspects of car maintenance like tire repairing, tire alignment testing and other emerging ......read more
Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2018: In accordance with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Crown Prince Foundation to support entrepreneurship and development projects in Jordan. This initiative falls in line with its mission to promote entrepreneurship, encourage innovation and achieve sustainable growth of SMEs while harnessing its experience and replicating its successful model to develop SMEs at the regional and global levels and act as a major catalyst for economic growth in these countries.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed ......read more
Giving HR a seat at the executive table is vital to meeting digital workplace needs
Abu Dhabi, 15 July 2018: The global HR tech industry is worth an estimated USD 400 billion, according to Bersin by Deloitte. The Middle East contributes a sizeable and growing share to the global market, and increasingly, uptake of HR tech solutions in the region is being driven by public sector organizations looking to transition into the digital age and build organizations of the future, with GCC states such as the UAE leading the charge. However, for government and public entities in the UAE to adequately prepare their organizations for the workforce of the future, they might need to assign a larger role for HR in driving and managing the transformation strategy.
“To support the implementation of Vision 2021 and the National ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018: Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) reinforced its continual efforts towards more social cohesion through the mass wedding initiative which it has organized consecutively for the last seven years.
It is part of PCFC’s efforts to promote happiness, and to help families and couples with the wedding expenses and the start of their lives. The initiative, which is held in partnership with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has seen increasing number of beneficiaries during the last seven years which involved 511 employees. The first mass wedding started in 2011 and involved 53 employees. In 2018, a total of 127 employees tied the knot in an impressive grand mass wedding. These mass weddings saw the birth of 137 babies so ......read more
Girl Guides to tour museums as part of week-long training programme.
Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme.
Sharjah, July 11, 2018: The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic sites and to discover what it takes to become an expert museum guide.
Organised by the SMA, for the 9th consecutive year, the week-long programme ‘The Outstanding Guide’ collaborates with Sharjah Girl Guides with the aim to teach up to 30 girls aged between 8 and 11 years old the important role museums play in the local community and provide them with a fun and educational activity during the school summer holidays.
Beginning ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The increase in membership reflects the growing desire of the emirate’s business women to benefit from the initiatives and services that the council organizes, and highlights the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and in enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market.
The council announced that it had organized 31 workshops and seminars during the first half of the year. 900 participants ......read more
DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018: Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.
Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.
But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or in downtown Abu Dhabi. And in the past week, another key piece of that structure has been lowered into place.
This critical building block is the UAE’s announcement that widows and female divorcees will now be issued with a year-long visa, requiring no sponsor, on the completion of their divorce or the death of their husband.
For many of the country’s hundreds of thousands of female foreign residents who rely on their husband for ......read more
Dubai, 09 July 2018: Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive supports the “My Blood for My Country” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.
"The campaign has received a positive response from our employees and customers," noted Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Post Group. "The drive is also aimed at reinforcing the values that the late Sheikh ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018: Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the global philanthropic organization’s efforts toward securing children's right to education.
The high profile meeting also presented a strategic opportunity for both parties to discuss the impact of their long-lasting partnership on the lives of children, their families and their communities, as well as share their outlook for the philanthropic sector and the challenges that lie ahead. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg shed light on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means of cooperation to promote mutual trade.
Musabih reaffirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation with the South Korean diplomatic mission, business council and Korean companies.
Dubai non-oil external trade with South Korea grew 8.4% in 2017 compared to 2016 to touch AED 27.43 billion. The value of imports reached AED 22.1 billion, while exports and re-exports amounted to AED 4.47 billion and AED 886 million ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.
In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.
According to the MOFAIC’s statement, Qatari citizens who currently reside in the UAE are not required to apply for any permission to continue their residence in the country. However, they are encouraged to obtain a prior approval for re-entry into the country should they decide to depart. Qatari citizens overseas, seeking entry into the UAE must obtain entry clearance prior to ......read more
More than 300 attendees discussed strategy, performance management, innovation, business continuity, risk management and stakeholder management
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 July 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi City. The forum brought together more than 300 delegates representing a diverse range of Abu Dhabi governmental, semi-governmental entities and entities from outside the UAE to learn about the best practices used to develop, manage and implement the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, and how these can be applied to other sectors.
The forum is an integral component of ENEC’s ongoing efforts to support the UAE’s transition to a knowledge-based economy by engaging with local stakeholders, driving growth, ......read more
In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events
Abu Dhabi, 4 July 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with eight organisations in the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi to offer the best edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED), Al Masaood Automobiles, Zomato, Rayna Tours, MBC Group, Yak Events, Xceed Events and Envie Events are all collaborating with DCT Abu Dhabi to offer visitors and residents a unique line-up of events and promotions to enjoy throughout the summer.
HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Tourism Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: "We would like to thank our ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The technology company The Linde Group and the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries have concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement on the use of membranes for natural gas processing. The two companies will jointly promote membrane technology – Evonik on the membrane and polymer side and Linde’s Engineering Division as the system integrator for the complete membrane package units. Evonik’s established membrane technology will serve as the basis. The joint product will be marketed by Linde as the “HISELECT™ powered by Evonik” high-performance membrane package unit.
Tobias Keller, head of the Adsorption and Membrane Plants Product Line of Linde’s Engineering Division, says: “We’re delighted to be extending our successful collaboration ......read more
Sharjah, UAE. July 4, 2018: Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of Engineering have embarked on a two-year research project to investigate the conversion of commonly available organic wastes (such as food and agricultural wastes) into biochar. AED 630,000, was allocated for the project.
Biochar is a highly stable form of carbon that does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and that is used worldwide to improve soil properties for plant growth. It can be produced from nearly any organic material. The AUS team will determine how to use many different organic materials to create designer biochars that have high water- and nutrient-holding capacities.
The AUS Biochar project is the first project that comprehensively investigates the conversion of many different organic waste ......read more
Farida Al Awadhi: Women are essential to the realisation of UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Plan 2071
Reem BinKaram: Women constitute 70% of university graduates in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018: The Emirates Business Women Council (Emirates BWC) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have represented the UAE at the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk Road Countries “Global Silk Road”, which took place in Astana on July 2 and 3, marking the 20th anniversary of Astana becoming the capital of Kazakhstan.
The two-day event presented these entities an opportunity to explore new ways to stimulate international cooperation in trade with a particular focus on the role of the Arab region situated at the intersection of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative (BRI) that connects Asia, ......read more
Backed by water conservation technologies and products
Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018: Water is a precious commodity and today, more than ever before, increasingly erratic weather patterns, population increases and changes in lifestyle have put pressure on our water supplies. Hence, it is important that we use water carefully. Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions,is a keen believerin taking practical steps nowthatwill ensure there is enough water to go around for years to come.
With building regulations now emphasising the importance of being green, water conservation has also become a vital factor in the final design of bathrooms. The fact is almost 49% of water used in a home is in the bathroom. Backed by its emphasis on revolutionary technologies Ideal Standard offers ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018: A total of 1.75m passengers travelled through the Hatta border crossing in 2017, and more than 152,000 declarations were carried out, and 3904 seizures.
Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management at Dubai Customs said that Hatta border crossing plays a major role in enhancing trade and passenger movement between Dubai and Oman and has become a main point for land transport.
Al Muaini said that Hatta’s border is important due to the services and facilities it offers to passengers and traders, goods and trucks.
“Hatta Border Post has become one of the most important border crossings linking UAE with Oman and Oman with the rest of the GCC region. Thanks to the most advanced services and the great facilities provided to passengers, dealing with this heavy ......read more
Lamsa is the largest Arabic language children’s education app in the region
To encourage youngsters to continue expanding their knowledge through new avenues of creativity, in line with the UAE National Agenda 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 2, 2018: The Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), operated by the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) explores funding in innovative businesses in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, education, health, water, technology and space. EDB today announced its financial support for Lamsa brand and platform for children. The first of its kind in the region, Lamsa delivers diverse interactive content focused on education and entertainment for children, overseen by Finnish experts in the fields of early childhood education.
The app’s ......read more
Over 150,000 Jafza-based employees to benefit with visa transaction time cut to 24 hours
Sultan Bin Sulayem : New phase of cooperation to enhance processes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd July 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the region’s trade enabler and leading business hub, today signed a cooperation agreement with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to further simplify existing visa procedures and improve customer experience.
Under the agreement, the GDRFA will provide enhanced services to companies operating in Jafza and the National Industries Park (NIP), both DP World subsidiaries, through the recently completed electronic link that will directly benefit more than 150,000 people working in over 7,500 Jafza-based companies. The time taken to process visas and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018: Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) augmented its partnership with trade and business groups in Dubai through an open dialogue with them in the quarterly Consultative Council organized recently.
The Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting was headed by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. The meeting was attended by heads of business groups, investors and businessmen in different economic sectors in Dubai, and Dubai Customs’ senior management including Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, and Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and ......read more
In each of the 10 editions, volunteers will provide essential care and engaging in fun activities to positively impact children
First edition took place today with the participation of 20 volunteers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 June 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced that it will be hosting 10 editions of its popular local volunteering initiative, Volunteer Emirates, in collaboration with Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs in Dubai. The first edition took place today at the center that looks after children and young adults with severe physical and learning difficulties with the participation of 20 volunteers. The volunteers engaged with the students through story-telling, sports activities, games and assisting the teachers within the ......read more
Dubai – 30 June 2018: Dubai Customs’ Training Center organized a two-day fitness workshop which was attended by 20 employees, a number of partners and people of determination from RAK Club. The sports workshop aimed at improving employees’ fitness and raising awareness around the importance of a healthy active lifestyle. The workshop was led by Haithum Al Zarouni from the Customs Intelligence Department.
Al Zarouni enlightened the participants with the best self-defense techniques and how to increase physical responses. The end of the workshop saw the honouring of the participants, and everyone gets a shirt with the Year of Zayed 2018 logo on it.
In 2017 Dubai Customs organized 12 fitness workshops that targeted employees, partners and people of determination. The first ......read more
UAE, 26 June 2018- Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) successfully organized a brainstorming session recently to review its Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 and to discuss its vision to lead the vehicle maintenance services with high quality and efficiency. Held under the CEO of His Excellency (H.E.) Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwei, Executive Manager, DGW, the sessions saw the participation of all of its organizational units. During the event, attendees discussed how to form the future vision of DGW in the coming years--provide world class services to achieve customers' happiness while also exploring newer fields including maintenance of electric vehicles and self-driving technologies, which fall in line with Dubai's plans and its rapid development.
H.E. Al Mutaiwei stressed on the importance of working closely together to help ......read more
WTS, an initiative of the International Institute of Tolerance, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, follows the announcement of the International Day of Tolerance and will be held from November 15-16, 2018 attracting global leaders to forge collaboration for productive pluralism
UAE is the first country in the world to appoint Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, and the Future to promote cultural understanding, peace and tolerance among mankind
World Tolerance Summit is an initiative of the International Institute for Tolerance, a think tank created to advise policies and promote the culture of tolerance. IIT was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
World Tolerance Summit to host government leaders, private ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, April 9, 2018 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is focusing the spotlight on the latest achievements and developments of its tourism sector, through its participation at the 10th edition of Riyadh Travel Fair 2018, which will be held at the Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel in Riyadh. Participating for the seventh time, the SCTDA will be taking part at the event along with 270 participating companies and institutions from all over the world to review the key trends and recent developments in the tourism sector, in addition to highlighting the largest tourism ......read more
UAE, April 9, 2018 - Merck, a leading science and technology company, inaugurated today its scientific office in the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board and the Family Board of E. Merck KG. The company’s regional hub is located in Central Park Towers, DIFC, and covers the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region.
Coinciding with the company’s 350th ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, April 4, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, has successfully conducted a series of inspections on some of the emirate’s large shopping outlets, including the Ajman Coop in Al Rumaila and the Al Safir Mall. The visits were part of DED-Ajman’s commitment towards promoting the protection of consumer rights, especially across the unwarranted increase in prices during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The joint committee conducted the inspections in response to received complaints from consumers about 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 ......read more
The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index operating under the UAE National Agenda successfully held its seventh meeting recently at the Ministry of Economy's Headquarters in Dubai to discuss how to further intensify its efforts and take needed steps to reinforce and improve the UAE's ranking in this year's Global Innovation Index (GII), an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation.
The meeting was led by H.E. AbdullahSultan Alfan Alshamsi, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy and Head of the Executive Team. The meeting ......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 ......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 ......read more
117 exhibitors from nine countries at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2018 look to capitalise on Emirate’s thriving trade hub status
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Dubai’s trade for hardware and tools was valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 according to figures released today (2 April) by Dubai Customs, as the Middle East’s dedicated exhibition for hardware, tools, and machinery gets underway.
According to Dubai Customs, the Emirate imported AED3.4 billion worth of hardware and tools last year, while exports and re-exports into neighbouring ......read more
The Program team met with US awardee Eric Frew and Paul Lawson in the United States, before engaging with leading international organizations and stakeholders at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: A delegation of the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) visited the United States recently to assess the progress of the ground-breaking work currently being undertaken by UAEREP awardees Eric Frew and Paul Lawson.
Prof Eric Frew introduced the UAEREP team to the key members of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018: The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), the organisation committed to establishing Dubai and the UAE as a leading filming destination for local and international productions, has announced it will waive all processing and public location fees for professional production companies that are planning to create content based on the Year of Zayed storyline in 2018.
In addition to the production fee waiver, DFTC has gained participation from key developers, Emaar Properties PJSC and Nakheel, along with Atlantis, who have contributed to the ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2018: Two Emirati officials have been appointed as members of the newly formed Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Center is seeking to benefit from the UAE’s vast expertise to develop its performance and advance the exhibition industry in Saudi Arabia.
The two new Emirati members that were appointed to the Board of Directors for the Center are HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the Board of Directors of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) ......read more
UAE: March 31, 2018- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) organized the event ‘Partners Forum’ in Radisson Blu Ajman, in line with its commitment to enhance the relations with strategic partners from various local and federal entities and the private sector. General managers, CEOs and representatives from local, federal entities and media establishments attended the forum.
In his opening speech, H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General of DED-Ajman, emphasized the importance of strengthening cooperation with strategic partners and their key role in ......read more
DUBAI, 31 March 2018: Promoting the UAE national identity, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) presented two Emirati folklore presentations on the sidelines of the Dubai World Cup 2018 on Saturday, March 31. Spectators were treated to epic performances of ‘Al Adiyat’ song" and ‘Ayala Ya Nedibi’. Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at HHC, said the presentations highlighted the interaction among melody, rhythm and folk songs to create a strong connection with the past and show them to the millions of viewers inside and outside the ......read more
UAE, 29 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) was awarded the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ category of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, during the awarding ceremony held yesterday March 28, 2018 at the Al Majaz Amphitheater in Sharjah.
His Excellency Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman, said, “We are delighted and truly honored to receive the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ award. Our recently updated smart app demonstrates DED-Ajman's strategic direction to help achieve ......read more
Exclusive partnership designed to equip women with skills to navigate complex business landscape and unlock female innovation in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018: Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, and UAE-grown management consultancy, METIS, have joined forces to equip women across the country with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the region’s complex business landscape.
The introduction of Value ......read more
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: The UAE and South Korea have enjoyed long-standing successful cooperation in diverse fields
His Excellency Kim Dong-yeon: We are keen to develop bilateral relations and benefit from the UAE’s expertise in areas of shared interest
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 March, 2018: His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), received a high-ranking delegation from the Republic of Korea, led by His Excellency Kim ......read more
Huge pipeline of projects tipped for 2018 as global brands make final preparations ahead of Hardware + Tools Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2018: Rising oil prices and increased government spending is fuelling demand in the GCC’s construction sector, with contractor awards across the region’s building, infrastructure and energy markets expected to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018, a report published today has said.
According to a white paper by research specialists Ventures Onsite, buildings will hold the lion’s share of what’s ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2018: How and where people live is changing beyond all recognition.
By 2050, it is projected that nearly 70% of the global population will live in urban areas, and 90% of that rapid urbanisation is anticipated to take place in developing countries .
Faced with this, creating urban places that are sustainable and support communities effectively is one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century.
Design International has been successfully creating places for communities for over 50 years and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) and its affiliates today announced that they have received the ISO 22301:2012 International Standard for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certificate.
The announcement was made during the closing session of the external audit, which saw the department passing all of the certificate’s scrupulous evaluation standards.
His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “Our new certification confirms our commitment to adopting the best standards and leading our ......read more
ADFD, Export–Import Bank of Korea sign cooperation agreement to set up National Export Programme framework
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Programme to enhance competitiveness of UAE exports
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 March, 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has announced the start of the second phase of developing the National Export Programme.
Aiming to bolster a diversified and sustainable national economy, the programme will contribute to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: During the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GABC) Assembly, Dubai Land Department (DLD) was awarded membership to the assembly’s executive committee along with prestigious international organisations from five other countries.
The GABC Assembly was hosted recently by DLD and inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, in the presence of His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD.
On the side-lines of the assembly meetings, which were ......read more
Dubai Customs’ Director discusses bilateral cooperation with German Consul General
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Gunter Rauer, Consul General of Germany in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Germany and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business. The meeting was also attended by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with German diplomatic ......read more
Dubai Police revealed details on ‘Oyoon project’ at event
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The digital world’s leading strategists from UAE and abroad shared their insights with delegates at the fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ held at Armani Dubai with Dubai Police introducing details on ‘Oyoon’, a project to help keep Dubai a safe and secure city using AI and Data analytics through a new state of the art surveillance program.
The cross-industry conference brought together business leaders to discuss bottom-line impacts, business ......read more
Transaction consists of a 17-year USD 1,420m loan amortising over 14 years commencing in 2020 and a 10-year conventional facility of USD 1,100m, amortising over six years commencing in 2022
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The Government of Dubai's Department of Finance (DOF) today announced the successful completion of the US$2.45b, seventeen-year financing to complete the construction of Dubai Metro's Route 2020 extension project.
The project will cost AED 10.6b and envisages the construction of about 15 km extension of the Dubai Metro's Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and ......read more
Gulf economies on solid growth track with GDP growth in 2018 expected to expand at the fastest rate since 2015
March 22, 2018 UAE: According to ICAEW’s latest report (Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018), 2018 marks a turning point for Middle East economies, allowing recovery for both oil exporters and oil importers.
Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow 2.9% this year, up from 1.1% in 2017.
However, the accountancy and finance body says the political environment remains challenging and continues to pose a downside risk to headline growth.
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21 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has announced the agenda for its 16th FIKR conference, to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, the conference will take place between the 10th and 12th of April at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
On the eve of the conference, the Arab Thought Foundation will release its 10th Annual Arab Report on Cultural Development, under the patronage of ......read more
UAE, 21 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently carried out inspection campaigns targeting street vendors in the emirate in cooperation with the Department of Health and Environment of the Municipality of Planning Department in Ajman. The campaigns were in line with the DED-Ajman’s efforts to crack down on illegal street vendors and protect consumer rights.
Through the campaigns, the Department is fulfilling its mandate to execute local and federal laws prohibiting the selling of goods without obtaining an official license from concerned ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: DP World and Tata part of India’s growth story and can benefit through shared knowledge and expertise
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, has met senior executives from India’s Tata Group to explore opportunities for cooperation, knowledge sharing and best practice.
Discussions covered logistics and supply chain operations, innovative customer care and creating high quality, sustainable services.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al Haddad, Chief ......read more
IGG, the first major UAE player to take part at the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018: IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 November later this year.
Under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and in partnership with the Saudi ......read more
Dubai – 20 March 2018: Dubai Customs celebrated the International Day of Happiness on 20th March with 10 activities and initiatives in line also with the Year of Zayed. The events took part in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, number of directors and senior managers, and more than 500 employees and clients.
Musabih kicked off the “Let’s Create Happiness Together” activity, organized by Corporate Communication Department. Employees enjoyed ......read more
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: Partnership strengthens ties between the UAE and Turkmenistan and opens doors for new collaborations in sustainable investment in Islamic economy
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan (TFEB) to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices in Islamic economy.
The signing ceremony took place during an official high-level Turkmen delegation visit to the UAE on 15 March 2018, ......read more
Khalid Al Bustani: UAE tax system takes into account the real estate sector’s continued investment competitiveness
Bin Mejren: 85% of components in Dubai’s real estate sector are currently tax-free
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2018: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and Dubai Land Department (DLD) have confirmed that the UAE’s recently introduced VAT will have a limited impact on the real estate sector.
FTA and DLD have stated that all real estate transactions, with the exception of the sale of vacant ......read more
UAE, March 19, 2018 – The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) successfully celebrated ‘Gulf Consumer Protection Day’ at the Social Development Centre in Al Jarf Area. The event was held to demonstrate the department's continuing commitment towards ensuring a high level of consumer protection across consumers in the emirate, which is a top priority and one of the set goals of the department's efforts towards the creation and promotion of a safe and fair consumer and investment environment--ably supporting the development of the UAE's ......read more
Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region and one of the most progressive insurance companies in the UAE, has reinforced its industry leadership by receiving the award of ‘Best Takaful Provider’ during the Islamic Finance News (IFN) World Leaders Summit & Dubai Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, 11 March 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards honor the best and leading players in the global Islamic finance industry. This award was given in recognition of the company’s significant ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently highlighted the outstanding achievements of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (DMSS) at the recently concluded 14th Annual Gulf Ship Finance Forum in Dubai. The DMCA’s participation was in line with its efforts to enhance the local maritime environment to attract global industry leaders and catapult Dubai into the ranks of the world’s best maritime capitals.
“The DMCA is at the forefront of boosting the competitiveness of the emirate’s maritime sector according to the directives of the country’s wise leaders to ......read more
Organisers of the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) have announced that the Award's judging panel has selected winners for each category, to be honoured in a ceremony at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on March 28, the first day of the International Government Communication Forum.
The judging process for the 13 categories was carried out using a special electronic system through which each member of the judging panel evaluated the entries individually. The evaluations and selection of the winning entries were done at a final meeting of the judges on Wednesday (March 14, ......read more