Dubai – 11 December 2017: Chaired by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs (DC), Chairman of Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council, the Council’s third meeting in 2017 convened recently and was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council. Boosting cooperation and partnership between DC and business and trade groups in Dubai was one of the main items on the meeting’s agenda. The meeting also discussed the initiatives suggested by clients to contribute to the development of services and customs facilitation efforts, as well as the participation of business groups, corporates, and clients in the Customs Week, due to be held in January next year.
The meeting was attended by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division and vice chairman of the Council, ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 December 2017 – The Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) is set to discuss ways of enhancing food security in the context of the current regional developments as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, to be held on the sidelines of 8th edition of SIAL Middle East.
Set to kick off on December 12, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the expert-led sessions will draw the participation of senior government officials, CEOs, and specialists in food security and explore potential partnership opportunities between the government and private sectors to achieve the region’s food security goals.
His Excellency Khalifa Al Ali, Managing Director of FSCAD, said: "In convening the annual Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, FSCAD seeks to reiterate the importance of ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10th December 2017: Eros Group, the leading distributor of world renowned brands in the UAE, in partnership with one of their leading brands Hitachi has outlined a donation of air purifiers to institutions that support children with special needs.
The company’s CSR initiative is aimed at creating awareness about the health hazards of indoor air pollution especially on the health of children. Using air purifiers not only helps in purifying the air that circulates internally, it also helps in reducing triggers such as pet dander (flakes of skin), mold spores, dust and tobacco smoke particles.
“Hitachi's global vision is to contribute to the society through the development of superior original technology and products and our corporate and social responsibility (CSR) ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: Emirates Post Group (EPG) has issued commemorative stamps for Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival that is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the follow up of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Giving the festival the “Zayed” name is recognition of the pivotal role of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving the history of the UAE and the nation sources of pride for next generations in the future. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of UAE, highlights the rich diversity of local ......read more
UAE Delegation Highlights Achievements in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues
Dubai, UAE, 09 December, 2017 – The UAE delegation wrapped up its participation in the third session of the United Nations General Assembly for Environment (UNEA-3) in Nairobi, held from 4 to 6 December under the theme of "Towards A Pollution Fee Planet".
The UNEA is one of the most important environmental events in the world. Representatives from more than 180 UN member states, hundreds of key decision makers in various environmental fields, businessmen and representatives of international governmental organizations and civil society have participated in the event.
The UAE delegation included Dr Saad Al-Numeiri, Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dr Mohammed ......read more
In line with the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth council held an enriching day at the Al Ain Zoo for children from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs
Dubai, UAE, 07 December, 2017: In light of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the du Youth Council organised an volunteering activity exclusive for the youth at du at Al Ain Zoo with people of determination, from the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs. The children were given a tour around the zoo, and were able to visit the cinema at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. Throughout the day, the du Youth Council volunteers had the opportunity to engage with the children, and partake in activities that were enriching for all. The entry for the volunteers and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: December 6, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get involved.
Set against the backdrop of the Youth Climate Mentorship Program launched during COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the workshop brought together 40 students and young professionals with climate change experts from the UAE and the Republic of Korea, who shared insights on local and international practices on adaptation and interacted with audience members.
In the face of global climate change and resource scarcity, the UAE government has begun the transition to an environmentally, economically and socially ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2017: Green Hope just featured in Former US Vice President Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality" global telecast which is running live from New York since last evening.
Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Forum hears the cost of violence is more than physical and psychological
Sharjah, December 5, 2017: Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and families.
Figures quoted in a panel titled ‘The Cost of Violence in Women’s Economic Participation’, said that half of women in the United States had been subjected to violence and one in three were victims of violence from an intimate partner. For many women in work, those attacks resulted in an average of five days away from their jobs, meaning that over the course ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. In the Hall of Knights in The Hague Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Mohamad, himself a refugee as a consequence of the Syrian civil war, has amongst other things built a school in a Lebanese refugee camp. The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of KidsRights, the foundation committed to defending ......read more
International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation opens new regional office in the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai
15 million people suffer from blindness in the Middle East and South Asia; the majority of these could easily be treated
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017: The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai.
The Honourable John Brumby AO, Chairman of The Foundation, made the announcement with CEO of International Humanitarian City, Giuseppe Saba.
“This new regional base in IHC will help accelerate our efforts to treat some of the millions ......read more
Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women - Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit
“The partnership propel ongoing efforts on women’s economic empowerment, one of UN Women’s key priorities and an integral part of the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
“Currently, only 11% of architecture and engineering jobs worldwide are filled by women, and about 23% of jobs in computing and mathematics are taken up by them. Globally, women hold only 28% of science and engineering jobs.”
Sharjah, December 03, 2017: In the wake of the upcoming Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) to be held on 4th and 5th of December at Expo Centre Sharjah, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN ......read more
UAE school children were encouraged to donate new or gently loved teddy bears in celebration of the release of PADDINGTON 2
Class 2B of Dubai British School donated the most bears at 317, winning a private screening of the film at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City Mall
The teddy bears will be distributed by Toys with Wings to less fortunate children around the world
3rd December 2017, Dubai: Thousands of teddy bears will find new, loving homes with less fortunate children around the world thanks to the generosity of youngsters in Dubai.
More than 6,000 new or gently loved cuddly toys were donated to the ‘Share a Bear' School Challenge, which was spearheaded by Novo Cinemas to celebrate the release of the new PADDINGTON 2 movie on 30th November.
Youngsters from schools across Dubai ......read more
Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 3, 2017: Senaat (“Senaat” or “the Group”), owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today joined nationwide celebrations for the UAE’s 46th National Day.
All employees gathered for a show of solidarity to honour the spirit of the union and celebrate the nation’s 46 years of commendable success, engaging with traditional craftsmen and folklore performers for a refreshing journey through the UAE’s rich culture and heritage. They also participated in quiz competition to enlighten their knowledge about the country’s insightful history and its major achievements.
Addressing the employees on the occasion, H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of Senaat said: “I would like to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: Within its efforts to boost UAE trade and enhance protection of trademarks through combating counterfeited products, Dubai Customs’ IPR Department took part in workshop organized in Dubai by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in coordination with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
In the note he delivered during the event, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department said: “The UAE takes protecting intellectual property issue very seriously in order to help individuals and corporates utilize their efforts and innovate and develop their ideas in a clean competitive atmosphere. By doing so we are following the directives of our wide leadership and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and its Family Village, celebrated the 46th UAE National Day with traditional flair and a host of entertainment, artistic and cultural activities that reflected the UAE’s heritage and the spirit of the union.
The celebration drew the participation of AMAF’s employees of all ranks and their families, minors and orphans under AMAF’s care.
Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, congratulated the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He also extended his best wishes to Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, as well ......read more
Dubai – 29 November 2017: Dubai Customs won the Innovation Shield at the 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 which was held on 19th November 2017 at Grand Hyat Hotel in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline & Group and the Honorary Patron of Dubai Quality Group.
Dubai Customs received this accolade on its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) pogram under (Marketing and UAE external representation) category. The AEO program is a federal program that connects the UAE with the rest of the world in terms of trade and customs. It recognizes traders as trusted operators and provides them with exclusive benefits.
H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan ......read more
Sharjah, 28 November, 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a trade mission to Kenya and Uganda from the 3rd to the 9th of December, in cooperation with Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi and Saudi Exports Development Authority, aims to strengthen economic relations, raise the rate of trade exchange and establish new and promising investment partnerships with both countries.
The Chamber seeks through this trade mission, which is headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber, to support the business communities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia to promote exports of their products, discover new markets that will extend their businesses in Africa and create viable investment partnerships.
This mission includes more than fifty businessmen and investors from both UAE and Saudi ......read more
Dubai – 27 November 2017: In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at Dubai Customs’ IT Department. This serves the trend of turning Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world. The offering includes processes, models, designs, and practices.
The agreement was signed by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs and Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General for Corporate Support Sector at Dubai Municipality.
Juma Al Ghaith ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2017: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has donated an amount of AED400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.
His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Corporate Support at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment at AMAF’s headquarters in Dubai.
The donation primarily falls within the purview of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AMAF and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment in 2015. The agreement mandates the exchange of electronic databases, enabling access to data and information for the mutual benefit of clients. In addition, it seeks to achieve integration between ......read more
Dubai – 26 Nov 2017: Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, has launched the 10th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2017-2018, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.
Participants in the press conference pointed out that the Award aims at measuring the upcoming generation’s awareness of IPR and educating the public about the risks of counterfeiting on consumers’ health and the country’s economy.
The press conference was held at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Activities Sector and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ......read more
In recognition of the efficiency of its institutional innovation management system,
Dubai-UAE: 25 November, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) has strengthened its track record and global competitiveness in the management of the institutional innovation system by receiving the platinum accreditation from Ideas UK, a company specialized in evaluating the suggestions systems applied in government and private institutions around the world.
Fatma Tawakul, Head of the Strategy & Future Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said: "Innovation and creativity are a culture that permeates the UAE society and all its institutions, categories and members, thanks to our wise leadership, which has taken the lead in recognizing the importance of ideas in improving and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017: The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said: “The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017 affirmed the UAE's commitment to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and all relevant international resolutions. It also shows our keenness to continue voluntarily participating in ......read more
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother”
H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.”
Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience
20 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE: Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was officially inaugurated today at Roda Al Bustan hotel in Dubai, with the participation of more than 400 delegates from across the world, and aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before a regional and global ......read more
Multi-billion dirham project to construct more than 70km of tunnels as part of broader development of modern city infrastructure geared to population growth
Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2017: Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of the broader development of a modern city infrastructure to accommodate continued population growth.
The Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as engineering consultant, will involve construction of more than 70km of tunnels supported by approximately 140 km of link sewers and key pumping stations.
When completed in 2022, the project will eliminate over 100 pump stations around the city that currently transfer sewage to treatment plants in Al Warsan and Jebel ......read more
Conclude UAE government annual meetings
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 27 September, 2017: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, started the journey toward realising the UAE Centennial 2071 goals.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “In order to achieve our UAE Centennial 2071 objectives, we need to work together as a team, each taking a part in making the UAE the ......read more
In Preparation for Abu Dhabi’s Digital Government Participation in GITEX 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 September 2017: Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda and operational framework, hosted an informative workshop for over 60 representatives from 25 strategic partners from Abu Dhabi’s various government entities. The interactive session was held on 26 September 2017 and aimed to ensure complete alignment across Abu Dhabi’s Digital Government in preparation for a stellar participation in GITEX ......read more
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds 2nd Environment and Business Majlis Meeting for 2017 in Cooperation with Indian Business and Professional Council
The Majlis reviews investment opportunities in various environmental and economic fields
Dubai-UAE: 27 September, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment held the second Environment and Business Majlis meeting for 2017, under the sponsorship of Pure Gold Group and in cooperation with the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC). The meeting was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al ......read more
H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade and Industry at the UAE Ministry of Economy, discussed ways to further develop economic and trade relations between the UAE and Costa Rica with H.E. John Fonseca, Costa Rica’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade, during the latter’s visit at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai,
The meeting reviewed promising trade and investment opportunities in sectors of mutual interest. It also addressed ways to develop cooperation and exchange experiences to raise economic relations to more diverse and advanced ......read more
UAE, September 27, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Health Centers and Clinics Sector, recently organized an interactive workshop on SWOT analysis to support the National Immunization Program and in line with its mission to provide world-class and high-quality healthcare services to prevent the spread of diseases in the community. The vaccination policy has been upgraded and the coverage to reach 99%, the workshop was conducted with the participation of concerned consultants from supervisory and technical in vaccination field to analyze the current domestic ......read more
UAE, September 27, 2017- On the 1st of coming November, the Department of Economic Development – Ajman will host the activities of the fourth edition of Emirates Economic Planning Forum at Emirates Hospitality Center (EHC), United Arab Emirates, Ajman under a the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the ruler of the Emirate of Ajman and a member of the UAE Supreme Council of the Union with a strategic support of Ministry of Economy and Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi.
H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the ruler of the Emirate ......read more
Photograph of H.H Dr.Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah,UAE during his Kerala Official visit.
Dubai, UAE, 26th September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it issued a total of 8,500 real estate permits from the outset of August 2016 to the end of August 2017.
Among the 16 categories of real estate permit issued by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), E-advertising permits ranked in first place with 6,393 issued in this category, followed by classified ads with 517, billboards with 302 and newspaper ads with 289.
There was also significant activity for real estate promotion stands with 150 permits issued in this category, in addition to 141 permits ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, September 26, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) recently embarked on a successful promotional tour in China, one of Asia’s biggest markets, as part of the Sharjah Government’s intensive efforts to attract more global tourists and new international business opportunities.
The tour, which ran from September 11 to 15, 2017, featured a series of workshops as well as key meetings with representatives from Chinese travel and tourism agencies. It covered wider Chinese territories to reach out to bigger audiences, including the capital ......read more
September 25, 2017: Globe Express Services (GES), one of the globe’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, has announced its recent partnership with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), a leading local environmental NGO which is committed to protecting the UAE’s natural heritage - our climate, seas, land and the biodiversity that lives within it. As a Corporate Member, GES will support EWS-WWF’s long-term conservation initiatives.
Safeguarding the UAE’s natural environment, both on land and offshore, is fast becoming one of ......read more
Launches First Flight Campaign in the UAE
Innovative field project led by Professor Masataka Murakami with the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) investigates cloud and precipitation characteristics over the eastern mountain terrains of the UAE
The Japanese team is providing its research aircraft to take measurements and make available its operational C-band radar and X-band facilities for additional data gathering
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 September 2017: The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has announced the launch of a flight campaign by Japanese ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 25 September, 2017: The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a brainstorming session for the personnel of its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage that provides more than 30 children with shelter, education, and support in a stable family environment.
Organized in collaboration with Ousha bint Hussein Cultural Center, the session explored the latest methods of ensuring the healthy psychosocial and emotional development of children. Under the guidance of moderator Dr Anwar bin Salim, a human resource development consultant, ......read more
Brings together young leaders to debate and suggest possible solutions to emerging issues such as poverty alleviation, clean energy and the future of the job market
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (September 25, 2017): As part of its commitment to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the region, Sheraa recently hosted the One Young World MENA Caucus at the Sheraa Hub in American University of Sharjah, bringing together delegates to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues facing the region. One Young World (OYW) is a global platform founded in 2009 ......read more
The Portal allows consumers to submit and manage the full range of spectrum licenses online
Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017: The e-Spectrum Service Portal a consumer-centric public service under the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has been awarded Arab Government Achievement Award by the Pan Arab Excellence Awards Academy.
The e-Spectrum Services Portal, launched in January 2017, is the public interface of the CRA’s Automated Frequency Management System (AFMS), and allows spectrum users to submit applications online for issuing, modifying, or canceling ......read more
Being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda will open its doors in October this year to explore major opportunities in the global maritime sector and the industry’s future in the modern world in conjunction with intensive regional preparations for a post-oil era.
Marc Gijsbrecht, Maersk Line's CEO for West Central Asia, will be the keynote speaker for the event, considering the significant role ......read more
Indian market leaders to invest US$300 million on a 27-hectare site
Bank Sohar to provide syndicated project financing to SVP in Oman
Cotton yarn plant to create 1,500 jobs as basis for a new textile hub
Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017: His Excellency Sultan Bin Salim Bin Said Al Habsi, Chairman of SOHAR Port and Freezone, led a high-level delegation from Oman to Jaipur, India yesterday. They met with ShriVallabh Pittie Group (SVP), one of the largest manufacturers of cotton yarn in India and a global leader in the sector.
A land lease agreement was signed ......read more
UAE, September 23, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai’s premier freezone aims at attracting local and national foreign direct investments (FDIs), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to allow DAFZA’s hosted companies to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai. The MoU is in line with intensified efforts between DAFZA and DED to support the Dubai Government's goal of establishing a diversified and flexible knowledge-based economy driven by innovation and ......read more
UAE, September 23, 2017 - Dr Mohamed Salim AlOlama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) along with Dr Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, visited Dibba Al Hosn Health Center in Sharjah and Fujairah Dental Center. The tour is part of the regular visits to MOHAP healthcare facilities to assess the quality of healthcare service delivery as well as staff performance and adherence to international best practices.
Dr AlOlama evaluated the operational plans and service efficiency of the different departments at the two healthcare ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, September 23, 2017- The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has concluded its participation at the 23rd International Trade Fair for Travel and Tourism, also known as the ‘Leisure Moscow Fair,’ took place at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow between September 19-21, 2017. This marks the 15th year that the SCTDA has been participating in the event organized to provide tourism industry leaders with a platform to explore new opportunities in the global tourism market.
Joined the SCTDA delegates are officials and representatives from ......read more
Signed an MoU with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and negotiated relations with various delegations
Sharjah, September 23, 2017: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) concluded its participation in the 10th World Chambers Congress (ICC), held in Sydney, Australia, on September 19-21, by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SCCI also held fruitful meetings with a number of international delegations at the congress.
This was SCCI’s fifth participation in a raw in the congress, which put it side ......read more
His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy is the solution for minimizing the impact of climate change and reversing the devastation of natural disasters
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017: Against the backdrop of the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Vitaly Vanshelboim, Assistant United Nations Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), hosted The Bloomberg Global ......read more
Gender inequality creates an average global income loss of 13.5%, seen highest in the Middle East and North Africa at 27% in comparison to Europe, evaluated at 10%
Dubai, September 20, 2017: The subject of gender diversity is still an emerging one in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region – where levels of engagement differ across countries, industries, and organization sizes; hence, many organizations may be missing out on significant growth potential derived from having a diverse workforce. In the UAE, in particular, female participation has gone from 34% to 46% ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on providing humanitarian initiatives for patients with financial difficulties in DHA hospitals.
Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders.
It provides customers with a direct platform to communicate with the leaders of the DHA and give their suggestions, feedback or ......read more
H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, discussed the need to strengthen joint efforts to raise the level of economic, trade and investment cooperation between their two brotherly countries with H.E. Mohamed Shi'a Al-Sudani, Minister of Industry and Minerals of the Republic of Iraq, during a meeting held recently in Abu Dhabi.
The two parties agreed to form a joint working team or technical committee to enhance investment cooperation and to identify related priorities in vital sectors of the Republic of Iraq as it undergoes reconstruction. The proposed group ......read more
Economic stability, information, supportive infrastructure and minimal business risk highlighted as key factors
Sharjah, 19 September 2017
The unique business environment that Sharjah and the UAE have been consistently offering foreign investors, and further developments that are being planned in the direction to make the market increasingly more lucrative for existing and new businesses were the focal point of the panel discussion that opened the Third Sharjah FDI on Tuesday, 19 September.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, ......read more
More than 1000 employees promoted since the beginning of this year.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced a new methodology for promotions in line with the laws and regulations of the Government of Dubai, and the Authority has built the methodology and mechanisms for its implementation in accordance with the principles of transparency and clarity.
Since the beginning of this year, more than 1000 employees were promoted. The DHA adopted the mechanism after in-depth analysis, reviews and has established a central ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Dubai, 19 September 2017: 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 Dubai Government Excellence Program under The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai is organizing the 10th edition of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices under the theme, “An Inspirational Government Shapes the Future and Achieves Happiness”.
The two-day event will be held at Dubai World Trade Center on ......read more
Five key opportunities have been successfully identified to develop the pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector as one of the targeted industrial subsectors of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030
Dubai Science Park collaborates with The Executive Council of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai South and Dubai Healthcare City Authority to identify, develop and promote opportunities in the pharma and medical equipment sector
Nutraceuticals, blood plasma, 3D printing, super generics and next generation sequencing highlighted as representing unprecedented opportunities for ......read more
UAE, September 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized a workshop for health in all policies in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region to highlight the significant role of non-health sectors and the impact of their policies and strategies on UAE’s health programs. It also aims to train decision-makers on policy development and program planning for all sectors to work together in achieving the UAE’s goals stated in the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021.
Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of ......read more
UAE, September 18, 2017- H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met at the Ministry’s Abu Dhabi headquarters with Roman Golovchenko, Ambassador of Belarus to the UAE, to discuss opportunities for mutual cooperation in the health field. Both parties also tackled the results of the Ministry’s visit to Belarus in November last year. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Easa Al Mansoori, Director of the Office of Undersecretary of the Department of Health and International Relations
The two sides explored the ......read more
September 18, 2017 – According to Sharjah Executive Council no.10 of year 2017, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced that it has begun issuing permits for vehicles of tour operators wishing to enter desert and natural habitat areas, in line with its efforts to boost destination experiences in the emirate. Sharjah is known for its attractive natural heritage and wildlife parks, as well as an ideal destination for desert Safari trips and adventures, which has witnessed huge demand in recent years.
The SCTDA confirmed that it has launched the new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017: Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), has gone far to develop customs work around the world through contributing to customs performance development with tangible steps in supporting development plans in other countries to help them enhance their economic growth.
For this Customs World raised the tempo of its communication and visits to other countries to enhance ties of cooperation and partnership. Recently a customs development agreement was signed with Ghana following a preliminary visit by Faisal Eissa ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017: Within its efforts to enhance happiness in the government sector, Dubai Customs organized an event on 13 and 14 September under the name “Partners’ Happiness Lab”. The two event comes along the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who stressed commitment to make society happy.
The Lab generated a number of innovative ideas and initiatives which were discussed with the senior management team who directed the staff on how to implement and ......read more
UAE, September 18, 2017 - Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, will honor anew the leading organizations in the Middle East with exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs at the 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the Arab region’s premier CSR and sustainability accolade.
Set to take place on September 25, 2017 at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai, the Awards will make new milestones this year when it celebrates a decade of recognizing regional corporate citizens that exhibit strong values and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed that people of determination (special needs) are an integral part of Dubai Customs work system.
“We empower people of determination as part of our strategic plan. They can integrate easily within our teams, and for this we always provide them with the suitable tools and means” Musabih said during the “People of Determination on the Top” event organized by Ghayath Volunteer Team in cooperation with the CSR section.
The event saw people of determination ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017: Four strategic-level government agencies – Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Sports Council, and Supreme Legislative Committee – relocate their offices to Dubai Design District (d3), the region’s first destination dedicated to design, located in the heart of Dubai in close proximity to Business Bay and Dubai Mall.
Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of d3, said: “We are pleased to welcome Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture, Dubai Sports Council and Supreme Legislative Committee to our ever-growing ......read more
As part of DMCA’s proactive initiatives aimed at ensuring customers’ happiness and satisfaction, ‘Shorkum’ initiative, launched at Dubai International Boat Show 2017, marked a great success in terms of meeting the emerging demands of the customers. The initiative provided smart, innovative and interactive communication channels with customers enabling them to share their ideas, opinions, suggestions. The DMCA’s highly qualified team dealt professionally and efficiently with the opinions received based on a clear and solid mechanism to continue the development of ......read more
#RamadanWishes fundraising campaign brings happiness to critically ill children
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th September 2017: Gourmet Gulf, one of the Middle East’s top F&B companies, has raised AED 150,000 for the non-profit organization Make-A-Wish® UAE. The fundraising campaign #RamadanWishes united seven of the UAE’s favourite restaurants to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Across Ramadan and through July, diners at Azkadenya, California Pizza Kitchen, Dalloyau, Panda Express, Texas De Brazil, The ......read more
UAE, September 16, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently organized a workshop on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Dubai, in the presence of Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of the Primary Health Care Department, MOHAP. As well as, speakers from Mohammed Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University, and Thumbay Hospital also graced the event.
Dr. Suhail said addressing NCDs such as diabetes, Cardio vascular diseases, cancer, and chronic respiratory Diseases is key priority of the UAE government and Ministry of Health & Prevention. NCDs ......read more
UAE, September 16, 2017 - HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention met some of the ministry’s customers under the “An Hour with An Official” initiative that aims at enhancing the dialogue with customers, listening to their comments and suggestions on the quality of services to develop and accelerate work processes in order to exceed their expectations according to a set of performance indicators to ensure monitoring, review and development, which improves customers’ ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank concerning banking solutions for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank.
Commenting on the agreement, His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren commented: "We have reached this agreement with Mashreq Bank based on our mutual interest in supporting and ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017 - WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 today announced the signing of an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, naming Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as its National Premium Partner and official host.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region edition of the event will run at ADNEC from 14 to 19 October.
The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al ......read more
Accolade follows implementation of Zajel system to government correspondence
Sharjah,16 September 2017: Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) is celebrating winning a major government award for the quality of its services. The department - which works to enhance connectivity in Sharjah and to create preparations for a transition to a digitaly integrated society - was given the ‘Excellence Award’ for Arab Government Achievement’ for its successful efforts in implementing the ‘Zajel’ electronic correspondence across government departments in the ......read more
New outpatient building named after UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Center features state-of-the-art facilities, operates to highest medical standards
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 September, 2017: A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.
ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2017: For the 8th consecutive year and in line with the UAE’s Year of Giving, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Back-to-School program for its minor students to coincide with the start of the new academic year.
Under the patronage of the Dubai Public Prosecution, General Directorate of Civil Defense, and Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, the event witnessed the distribution of school stationery, merchandise, and other supplies to AMAF’s minor students, valued at AED40,000.
The program ......read more
The company marks another milestone in carbon abatement
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 13, 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received the official Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) cancellation certificate issued by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the successful offset of emissions during the IDEA District Cooling 2016 Conference, in cooperation with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE).
The ......read more
UAE, September 13, 2017- More new business opportunities in the GCC recently opened up for Brazilian investors with USD 32 billion worth of large-scale urban construction projects now being tendered in the region, according to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).
The ABCC, which aims to foster economic, cultural, and tourism ties between Arabs and Brazilians, said that the report recently released by Dubai-based market research firm BNC Network is strong proof that the GCC remains a promising market for Brazilian businessmen. The report reveals that a total of 801 urban ......read more
UAE, September 12, 2017- The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance in Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has successfully concluded the 2nd China-UAE Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance. The two-day event held in Shenzhen, China formed part of efforts to drive economic growth and comprehensive development through the Islamic economy, in line with the objectives of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. It was organized in cooperation with China Islamic Finance Club, ZhiShang Intercultural Communication, and ......read more
September 12, 2017: Nasser Bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est., Pearl FM’s long-time sponsor, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, for its subsidiary brands Quick Pit & Dial-a-Tire to develop basic life skills of today's youth in the UAE through a unique engaging life skills course related to the automotive segment. The MoU was signed by Ahmad Bin Eisa Alserkal, Vice Chairman, Alserkal and Dr Mona Al Bahar, CEO, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, in the presence of administrators and managers from both ......read more
32 institutions have signed the Dubai Declaration so far
MOCCAE presented each signatory with a memorial shield of the Dubai Declaration as a recognition of their efforts and commitments
Dubai, UAE: 12 September, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change & Environment (MOCCAE) organized the 1st plenary meeting for the Dubai Declaration signatories, hosted by First Abu Dhabi Bank at JW Marques Hotel Dubai and in partnership with the Central Bank of the UAE. The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and ......read more