19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.
FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss relevant policies and potential solutions to be incorporated into a future action plan aimed at stabilizing Arab nations and societies.
The event will feature senior officials from both the public and private sectors, intellectuals, ......read more
Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018
Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 - The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed in accordance with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and reflected national efforts to adopt best-in-class global practices to promote sustainability as a lifestyle and a key element in all development schemes to ensure the preservation of ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018: A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.
“Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion. The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, being celebrated from February 15 to 21 at Al Majaz Waterfront and Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Al Naqbi said that the aim of innovation is to come up with a concept that is of public benefit and is useful for all in the form of ......read more
As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 - Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements.
Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of Innovation” as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, Dr Al Suwaidi called for the preservation of Sheikh Zayed’s legacy to introduce present and future generations to a legacy that has contributed to numerous qualitative leaps in many ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.
The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim, and the agreement will encourage collaboration over seven areas:
Applying international best practices in sustainability across MAF’s portfolio
Partnering in innovative and ......read more
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:
The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments
WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future
The World Government Summit has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued instructions that the seventh session of the World Government Summit to run from February 17 - 19, 2019. This was announced by His ......read more
Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta.
The initiative took place on 1st February and reflected the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in preserving and maintaining our world for future generations, as well as his efforts to balance development with the environment.
The initiative was ......read more
Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
“Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be in an intractable situation, and to recognize the dignity in every single person. He had great strength, ability and determination to reach people and to understand what drives them. For him, it was a necessity to understand others. You cannot build ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session titled ‘The Outlook for Global Trade in a Hyperconnected World’, moderated by CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios, he noted that, to remain effective, the WTO must adapt and introduce more ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019. The event, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, will take place in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation. The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Today’s ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of topics including the role of government in market movements and cryptocurrencies.
Nasdaq serves as a technology provider to 90 markets in the world and a technology partner to many of the exchanges in the Middle East, including Nasdaq Dubai and ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.
She said: “We need to stop talking about aging and us-versus-them and start talking about all of us by inviting all age groups across various fields – from designers to ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of Creative Cities’, His Excellency Eng Lootah announced the intention of Dubai Municipality to launch a data collection satellite which will monitor the UAE from space, and will identify various environmental factors, from marine conditions to ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.
Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring so rapidly that half of the knowledge that is acquired during our first year of college will be either obsolete or revised by the time of graduation.
Carroll said: “The future belongs to those who are fast. It is your ability to embrace ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth.
Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of innovation, scaled up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tailored capacities in enabling countries to advance their development objectives.
The high-level panel featured Sayed Aqa, Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Sergei ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.
Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how loving-kindness meditation and altruism can trigger real change in the world.
Addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice, he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit.
The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in wage income and 20.8 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are associated with activities that are already technically automatable today.
"Our research encourages Middle East policymakers and business leaders to embrace the ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to increase the number of UAE Nationals among their employees.
“Supporting and developing Emirati Nationals in their career aspirations is a key priority for Emirates Post Group. The National Career Exhibition presents a great interactive ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ session featured Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, and Alenka Smerkolj, Slovenian Minister of Development.
Smerkolj said: ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead of the World Government Summit 2018 and as part of the ‘Space Settlement Forum’ sessions covering topics including ‘Living off the Land (ISRU/Agriculture/Power)’ and ‘Inspiring Students and the World: Mars and STEM Education’.
NASA is aiming to help humans reach Mars by the 2030s. However, the mission will require a round-trip taking almost 1,000 days, facing a plethora of challenges. As part of his ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, at the Global Dialogue for Happiness.
The Global Dialogue for Happiness serves as a curtain raiser to the World Government Summit in 2018. The platform has happiness experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations ......read more
Happiness Economics professor Veenhoven: “government quality key condition for ensuring happiness”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Recent experience shows that governments can ‘nudge’ citizens towards a greater level of civic engagement and happiness, said Cass Sunstein, a leading advocate of behavioral economics, during the Global Dialogue for Happiness at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘A Nudge Towards Wellbeing’, which was part of the How Governments Can Design for Happiness and Wellbeing series, Sunstein highlighted the success of such units tasked with improving the lives of its citizens, saying, “If you tell people how their energy usage compares to that of their neighbors, then they are more likely to use less energy. Nudges ......read more
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi announces the launch of the Global Happiness Policy Report
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Government policy and societal well-being are intertwined, the UAE’s Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing said at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness that got underway in Dubai today ahead of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
In her session entitled ‘The Global Happiness Outlook’, Her Excellency Al Roumi said: "Many dialogues are about managing challenges, but ours is about embracing opportunity - the opportunity to build a happier society. We are here to move from great dreams to great ideas. We are here to move from great ideas to great policies and we are here to move from great policies to achieving impact in every ......read more
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning: SDGs are a reflection of cultural and spiritual philosophies
Positive psychology, happiness pyramids, Sustainable Development Goals – and ways to measure whether they work – are critical indicators, says Minister
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning for Indonesia, said the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a ‘happiness pyramid’ of spiritual, ecological and people-centred objectives. His comments came during a morning session at the Global Dialogue for Happiness, ahead of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
His Excellency Bambang Brodjonegoro previously served as Minister of Finance until he assumed his current role in ......read more
Seven of the 10 most beautiful and uniquely-designed buildings in Dubai are served with district cooling system provided by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. These buildings were chosen by UAE newspaper Emarat Al Youm and real estate website AqaratDubai.ae as among the top 10 most prominent landmarks in Dubai and the most beautiful in terms of creative architecture.
Empower has announced that the Burj Al Arab, Raffles Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis The Palm, DIFC – Gate Building, Emirates ......read more
November 06, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) in cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the world’s largest international police organisation, successfully kicked off the 7th Regional Intellectual Property, IP, Crime Conference in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today (November 6, 2017), at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The event, which will run until the 7th of November 2017, is being held under the patronage and the presence of Lieutenant-General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, represented by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, who is special advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on district cooling, successfully concluded key participation in a series of meetings and activities during the ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative held in India.
Bin Shafar successfully met with top national government delegates in India including Mr. Gyanesh Bharti, Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) ......read more
Service to the community and protection of the environment key priorities for Citizen Day activities
United Arab Emirates, November 5th, 2017: L’Oréal Middle East has continued its tradition of Citizen Day – where employees and senior management participate in good causes and give back to the community – by leading a beach cleanup on the fifth edition of the celebration.
On November 2nd, 2017, over 350 L’Oréal employees from the UAE accompanied the group’s senior management to the Jebel Ali Marine sanctuary in cooperation with the Emirates ......read more
Just recently, the D-Connector team was awarded with a certificate of recognition by the Dubai Police for delivering their security message to the community through smart screens.
DUBAI, UAE—D-Connector, one of the leading Out-of-Home (OOH) companies in Dubai specializing in mobile LED screens, has reached another significant milestone.
The Dubai Police has honored the company with a certificate of appreciation on October 26, 2017 at Kite Beach, in recognition of its efforts and cooperation with the Dubai Police General Command in promoting events in the region, including ......read more
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will participate in World Travel Market (WTA) exhibition for the fifteenth consecutive year, which will commence on Monday in London and will continue until November 9, to emphasize Sharjah's tourist position in international tourism map.
World Travel Market is one of world's most significant tourism events, which brings together pioneers of tourism and travel, tourism makers and those interested in the tourism sector from around the world, in addition to international media.
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development ......read more
To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to support and develop recreational marine activities to provide world-class experience to all Dubai visitors.
As part of the first phase of ‘Sea Dubai’ implementation, the Burj Al Arab ......read more
UAE, November 3, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention organized a workshop with industry & regulatory experts from the European Medicines Agency, the workshop’s objective was to share the latest advances in medicinal manufacturing practices & quality standards.
Registration of Innovative drugs
‘The UAE is the first country in the Middle East & North Africa region to adopt an effective & rapid system for the registration of innovative drugs with the highest standards of quality’, said Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for ......read more
Government forum gets underway 7-8 November
Dubai, 5 November 2017: The Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices, a leading knowledge-sharing platform for government officials, will get underway Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Center. Running from 7-8 November, Dubai Forum 2017 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and organized by the Dubai Government Excellence Program, a standards-setting division in The General Secretariat of Dubai.
Ahead of the forum, H.E. Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti, ......read more
As one of the major activities during 2017, the Year of Giving,
Dubai-UAE: 04 November, 2017: The Emirates Diving Association (EDA) has launched the ‘Clean Up Arabia 2017’ campaign on Saturday, November 4, for the 22nd consecutive year at Dibba city in Fujairah. The drive witnessed wide participation of volunteers from different public and private organisations and will cover the beaches and diving sites in the UAE and participating countries in the region.
The campaign is organized by EDA in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment ......read more
UAE, November 2, 2017 – Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council, the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, concluded its second day with the third and fourth working sessions focused on development planning and UAE’s programs in attracting investments. The Emirate of Ajman is hosting the 4th edition of the forum, following the success of previous editions held in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al ......read more
UAE, November 2, 2017 - In response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Legislation Committee in Dubai (SLC) celebrated the UAE Flag Day, which also marked the 13th anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s ascension to the presidency. The SLC participated at the flag-raising ceremony held at Dubai Design District (d3) along with Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Smart City Office. SLC officials led by Secretary General H.E. Ahmed Bin Mishar Al Muhairi, managers ......read more
UAE, November 2, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented its Training and Development Center in Sharjah, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Medical Association to explore areas of cooperation and benefit from the expertise of the organization in all areas of the medical field and improve the skills of employees working in the health sector to better serve the community.
Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of the Training and Development Center of MOHAP and Dr. Moza Al-Sharhan, President of the Emirates Medical Association signed the MoU, which ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, joined the whole nation in its observation of UAE Flag Day today (Thursday, November 2, 2017) with a special flag hoisting across all of Empower’ s 69 District Cooling Plants, offices and warehouse in the presence of senior officials, top executives and employees.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said “Empower joins the whole nation in reaffirming its commitment and loyalty to the UAE. Today is a moment of pride and joy for all of us in the UAE--Nationals ......read more
H.E. Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania, and H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, inaugurated the ‘UAE- Lithuania Economic Forum’ in Dubai, held as part of the visit of H.E. Grybauskaite and her accompanying official and business delegation to the UAE.
The first of its kind forum between the two countries organized by the Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) was attended by a number of ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 November, 2017; Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today celebrated Flag Day with a series of patriotic initiatives. Notably, the Fund joined the One Million Signatures of Loyalty to the Nation campaign and launched a competition for the best flag picture.
The month-long internal competition aims to bolster patriotism and unity. The Fund will select the winner during the 46thUAE National Day.
Suitably attired in the flag colours - red, green, white and black - ADFD employees gathered around the flag ......read more
ADSIC’s Acting Director General: The UAE Flag gives us positive energy, strength and motivation
Abu Dhabi, 2 November 2017: HE Dr. Rawda Al-Saadi, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), raised the UAE flag at ADSIC’s headquarters in celebration of Flag Day. H.E. Dr. Al Saadi said that Flag Day represents an important national occasion where people express their commitment and dedication to the UAE, reaffirm their unity, and renew their promise to continue working diligently on the legacy and path set forth by the UAE’s ......read more
Dubai - 2 November 2017: Dubai Customs celebrated UAE Flag Day on Thursday 2nd November 2017 which falls on 3rd November every year.
Flag Day is a national campaign, which was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in November 2013 to commemorate the accession of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the nation.
Children of DC Childcare Center took part in the Flag Day ceremony, where they presented a memorial gift to Dubai Customs’ director.
A ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 2 November, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today joined public and private sector organizations across the UAE in marking the nation’s Flag Day with traditional fervor at its headquarters.
In line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Foundation convened a flag-raising ceremony that drew the participation of AMAF’s employees and some Minors. In collaboration with the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, AMAF volunteers distributed UAE flags to ......read more
Dubai, November 2, 2017: Emirates Post Group joined the national Flag Day activities by hoisting the national flag at its head office in Ramool and in all post offices and subsidiaries, as part of nation-wide celebrations.
The celebrations were in response to the call given by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to honour the national flag on the occasion of the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as President of the UAE.
“As a federal organization, Emirates ......read more
UAE, November 1, 2017 - Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Federal Supreme Council, the Department of Economic Development – Ajman inaugurated today (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) the 4th Emirates Economic Planning Forum-Ajman, with the support from the UAE Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, the proponent of Emirates Economic Planning Forum. Themed ‘Overseeing the Future in Light of New Economic Changes’, the forum kicked off at the Emirates ......read more
UAE, November 1, 2017 – El Consorci de la Zona Franca, the first consortium established in Spain, recently hosted the Board Meeting of World FZO in Barcelona Free Zone. The meeting chaired by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World FZO, in the presence of Mrs. Blanca Sorigue, Board Member and Director General of SIL Barcelona and other board members representing different regions of the world. In this meeting, the Board discussed the continued growth of the organization, status of several services, the budget for 2018 and the Annual Conference in 2018.
H.E. Dr. Al Zarooni ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 November, 2017: The procedures for registration and enforcement of DIFC Wills through the DIFC Wills & Probate Registry and the DIFC Courts, enabling non-Muslims the freedom of choice on inheritance matters, have been strengthened following the announcement of ‘The Law for Administration of Non-Muslim Estates in Dubai and Execution of their Wills’.
Commenting on ‘The Law for Administration of Non-Muslim Estates in Dubai and Execution of their Wills’, Michael Hwang, Chief Justice, DIFC Courts: “We welcome this new law ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will highlight Dubai’s leading experience as a global city in leading the adoption of district cooling systems (DCS) in a presentation which will be led by its CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar during a series of high level meetings with senior officials of the Ministry of Energy in India from November 1 to 3, 2017 in New Delhi and Thane cities. The participation to the meetings and events is part of Empower’s ongoing partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme ......read more
UAE, 31 October 2017 - In conjunction with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Federal Transportation Authority - Land and Maritime (FTA) organizes today (Tuesday, October 31, 2017) and till (Thursday, November 2, 2017), a regional workshop on ‘Assessing, Authorizing and Monitoring Recognized Organizations’ in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by 33 participants coming 11 countries.
The workshop is part of continuous efforts to coordinate and share knowledge for developing maritime management tools and mechanisms that can help regulate and monitor ......read more
H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, inaugurated the 4th Global Trade Development Week, hosted by the UAE until November 1, 2017. The event is organized by the Ministry of Economy in partnership with the Federal Customs Authority.
The inauguration was attended by H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry, and H.E. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
More than 100 representatives from international economic and development ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 31 October, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) donated AED1.2 million to Tarahum Charity Foundation, an organization that assists socially disadvantaged individuals in meeting their financial needs. The donation falls under the remit of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two entities in 2016 to initiate cooperation to support those in need.
The Charity Work Committee that oversees AMAF’s annual charity budget disbursed the funds from Zakat and endowments under the Foundation’s management. In accordance with donor conditions, ......read more
Fifteen volunteers participated in Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative
Once completed, the new school will accommodate 150 schoolchildren and 60 illiterate women
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 October 2017: Fifteen Dubai Cares volunteers, who took part in the philanthropic organization’s 2017 editions of Volunteer Globally, have safely landed in Dubai following their visit to the village of Phuleli in the district of Kanchanpur where they set the foundation for a new community school. The weeklong mission between October 21st and 27th exposed ......read more
Dubai, 31 October 2017: The Emirates Post Group held its second Change Retreat of 2017 at the Group's headquarters in Dubai. The ‘Motivated to Change’ retreat, held to develop the corporate culture of change at EPG, was inaugurated in the presence of the Group’s Acting CEO Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram and the top management team.
The participants reviewed the outcomes of the previous retreat, which was held in the first quarter of 2017. They also looked at important organizational factors that influence performance and productivity, created goals and key ......read more
UAE, October 30, 2017- The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in collaboration with the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) hosted the second edition of the Arab Halal Day, held on the sidelines of Anuga, the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages in Cologne, Germany. Weighing more than a ton of halal-certified Brazilian beef barbeques were served at a makeshift mezzanine restaurant atop ABIEC’s stand at the food expo as part of a welcome gesture to more than 300 Arab buyers and visitors at the event.
Arab Halal Day is a special ......read more
October 30, 2017- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully organized a series of activities as part of their celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research. The company hosted activities at its Headquarters in collaboration with the Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research. The ......read more
UAE, October 30, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CBC International, at Sharjah Training and Development Center to jointly build international educational programs for healthcare professionals in Ministry-run hospitals and hold a series of international seminars in South Korea.
The MoU was signed by H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, the Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, and Osama Yassin, Regional Director of CBC International - Middle East and North Africa, in the presence of Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of ......read more
UAE, October 29, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for November 2017 will cover Khor Fakkan Hospital, Al Qassimi and Kuwait Hospitals in Sharjah, Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. The participating doctors specializing in Nephrology, Urology, Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Bariatric surgery, and Ear, Nose and Throat surgery will provide consultation, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients of the covered hospitals.
Dr. Pramod Reddy is the Director ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017: Dubai Customs’ “Leadership Forum” wrapped up last Thursday 26th October. The Forum which was held from 24th to 26th October highlighted the importance of knowledge and expertise exchange between government departments.
The Forum saw the participation of employees from different government departments who won medals of distinction. They were selected to showcase their successful experience and performance to Dubai Customs employees in order to encourage them to do even better and qualify for more medals in Dubai’s Fourth ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has reported the successful results of this year’s summer campaign ‘Smile at 24 degrees’--driving in 5.4 per cent savings on district cooling energy consumption. The campaign, which ran for four months during the summer, was aimed towards increasing awareness on the unified move to achieve sustainable development and the importance of energy conservation.
The ‘Smile at 24 degrees’ campaign was launched in June this year asking the district ......read more
UAE, 28 October 2017 - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), witnessed the launch of ‘Dubai CommerCity,’ an AED 2.7-billion, 2.1-million square feet joint venture between DAFZA and wasl Asset Management Group, in the Umm Ramool area. Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the MENA region, is strategically intended to promote Dubai’s position as a leading platform for international e-commerce and to support economic diversification and smart transformation strategies.
The ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, reaffirmed its continuing support and commitment in the unified efforts directed towards achieving the goals and objectives set by the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy (DSM), an initiative that aims to position the emirate as a role model in energy efficiency by implementing cost-effective electricity and water demand saving measures and developing a green service market. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, received a copy of the 2016 Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, successfully concluded its participation at this year's editions of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which ran from 23 to 25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The company ended its participation on a high note—receiving overwhelming response and praises from visitors and participants at the event for its efforts to increase awareness on the need ......read more
UAE, October 25, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) held today (October 25, 2017) a press conference to announce the launching of the national health survey campaign endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to update the population health database, measure health performance indicators and support national health planning and policy strategies to achieve the objectives of the 2021 National Agenda and the overall development goals for 2030.
H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers; Alya Zaid Harbi, Director of the ......read more
UAE, 24 October, 2017- The Higher Organizing Committee for the UAE Economic Planning Forum successfully held its tenth meeting under the chairmanship of Majid Al Suwaidi, Head of the Forum’s Organizing Committee and Director of the Customer Relations Department. The meeting was attended by a number of officials from relevant departments including the Departments of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman. The agenda of the meeting focused on updates of the media plan, gifts, publications, promotional requirements, and invitation.
Al Suwaidi pointed out that the meeting ......read more
UAE, October 24, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a circular to the directors of medical districts, government and private hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and assistant pharmacists to withdraw the sale and use of one batch of a medical device and one batch of a pharmaceutical product in accordance with the Ministerial decree No (366) 2010 concerning the announcement of withdrawal, suspension or prevention of distribution of pharmaceutical and medical products, according to H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and ......read more
Top government, public sector organizations and leaders to be felicitated during this high profile award ceremony at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
UAE – 24 October, 2017: The prestigious GCC GOV HR Awards held in conjunction with the 5th Annual GOV HR Summit will once again recognise the regions’ leading chief executives, HR leaders and decision makers’ at an exclusive, by-invitation only gathering, taking place on Tuesday October 31, 2017.
The award recognizes, celebrates and honors outstanding contributions and achievements of governments, business ......read more
The 4th session of the UAE- Spain Joint Economic Committee was held in Dubai today (Monday, October 23, 2017). The ministerial meeting of the committee was chaired by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and by H.E. Luis De Guindos Jurado, Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain.
Also present were Ministry officials H.E. Eng. Mohamed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs; H.E. Humaid Bin Butti Al Muhairi, Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Affairs; H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, visited the stand of Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, and was briefed on the success and achievements of the company and its latest district cooling technologies at this year's edition of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which is running until the 25th of October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). His highness was accompanied with HH Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, ......read more
Al-Zeyoudi: Biosecurity and biosafety are key issues at the national and global levels
Dubai-UAE: 23 October, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today launched the two-day UAE 3rd Biosecurity Conference in Dubai, drawing the participation of sector-specific national and global thought leaders.
During his opening remarks, His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Chairman of the National Committee of Biosecurity, said: “The conference has been convened at a time when there is an urgent need to ......read more
Company displays IoT-enabled industry platforms at Booth 63, Hall 6 at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai-UAE: 23 October, 2017: Underscoring its role as the frontrunner of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies at this week’s Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017.
From 23 to 25 October, Schneider Electric’s Booth 63 in Hall 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre is exhibiting the company’s innovative solutions for every level of the value chain ......read more
Dubai – 23 October 2017: Dubai Customs is taking part, next Thursday 26th October 2017, in “A Day without Service Centres” which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative aims to encourage customers to turn to smart channels to obtain government services and complete transactions.
The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF), being the central entity concerned with collecting public revenues for the Dubai government, has launched the initiative and coordinated ......read more
Growing portfolio supports UAE commitment to drive energy diversification and support knowledge economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October 2017: Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, announced details of its participation in the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), starting today (23-25 October) in Dubai.
As a continued Strategic Sponsor of WETEX 2017, Masdar will showcase its growing clean energy portfolio in the UAE and worldwide, including innovative projects in water desalination and waste-to-energy ......read more
UAE, October 22, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, in cooperation with Johnson & Johnson, has launched an early detection program for diabetes across 10 of its primary health care centers in the UAE. The move falls in line with the Ministry's strategy to address non-communicable diseases and to increase the effectiveness of following up on highly-vulnerable patients.
The health centers covered by the new program include Al-Qarain and Al-Sabkha Health Centers in Sharjah; Al Muhaisnah in Dubai; Al Salamah Health Centre and Al Madina Health Center in Ajman; Family ......read more
Spotlight shines on prominent speakers at government conference series
Dubai, 22 October 2017: The Dubai Government Excellence Program has announced that H.E. Ohood Al Roumi, Minister of Happiness of the UAE Cabinet, H.E. Lieutenant Dhahi Khalfan Tamim head of General Security of the UAE, and former Malaysian cabinet member Idris Jala will speak at this year’s Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices.
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 knowledge platform will ......read more