DUBAI, UAE, 17 March 2018: Emirates is pleased to announce a successful execution of a US$600 million sukuk (Islamic finance issuance).
The issuance received a good response from both local and international investors.
The issuance of the Trust Certificates, in the principal amount of US$600 million will be repaid in an amortizing format over 10 years with legal maturity in March 2028.
The proceeds from the issuance will be used for general corporate purposes including aircraft financing and working capital.
Nirmal Govindadas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasury said: “We are pleased with the level and quality of interest in this Sukuk issuance.
Emirates continues to take a diversified approach to our long-term financing strategy and today’s issuance confirms the confidence of ......read more
Company releases second sustainability report with results on the Group’s economic, environmental and social impact
44.5% reduction in total number of Lost Time Injuries and a 26.7% reduction in Total Lost Day Rate from 2016 to 2017
In 2017, 57% of non-hazardous waste was recycled and diverted from landfill
15% of new hires were female and 53% increase in Emiratis employed
4 star-rating from Taqdeer Awards for worker welfare excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 March 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), the management company for one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, is the proud recipient of its first sustainability award at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards Ceremony 2018 in the ......read more
Ajman, UAE, March 15, 2018: AJMAN and Ukrainian Environmental expert who arrived in the country to participate in the 5th Ajman International Environment Conference on “Climate Change and Sustainability” found dead in his room in the second of the conference which concluded on 7th March 2018.
The deceased who was identified as Dr. Serjiy Lavrynenko, professor at Technical University Kh.P.I presented his paper on the first day of the conference on “Formation of Hierarchical Zink Oxide Nanostructures for solar Energy converters and Photovoltaic” and then left early to his room in Ramada Hotel in Ajman.
He was contacted by the members of the scientific committee of the conference who asked him to come back, but he apologized and informed them he was unwell. They offered to take him to hospital, but ......read more
Bin Ghalita: The memorandum consolidates cooperation between government institutions and strengthens confidence in Dubai’s real estate market
Lootah: We are keen to provide an appropriate economic environment for competitive economic activity in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th March 2018: In line with its commitment to integrating government agencies and harnessing all expertise to enhance trust among real estate investors, the Dubai Land Department (DLD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai through the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), DLD’s regulatory arm.
The MoU focuses on establishing a mechanism for monitoring and inspecting real estate facilities licensed by RERA.
Under the agreement, the Commercial Compliance & ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid highlights the importance of reading and education to a healthy and happy community
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2018: Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa, Minister of Community Development for the UAE, highlighted the importance of a reading culture to the greater community as the Ministry of Community Development launched its UAE Month of Reading initiative, a comprehensive programme of events and initiatives aimed at maintaining an educated, cohesive and responsible society in the UAE.
The Ministry of Community Development has cooperated with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, and local authorities in an initiative which consists of 14 different activations and events throughout the month of March aimed ......read more
Dubai, March 11, 2018: Reinforcing its commitment to innovative knowledge-based societies and smart communities of the future, Dubai Investments [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is participating in the Innovation Arabia Annual Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.
Dubai Investments has taken centre stage at the exhibition through its subsidiaries MODUL University Dubai, University of Balamand in Dubai [UOBD] and the ‘Mirdif Hills’ project, being developed by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company [DIRC], a wholly-owned DI subsidiary. The exhibition, being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, continues till March 13.
The company’s participation in Innovation Arabia exhibition comes within the framework of ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 11 March, 2018: A new group of ‘Hybrid’ cities recorded by JLL as having clear attributes of either ‘Emerging World Cities’ or ‘New world Cities’, has placed Dubai among the world’s top destinations for FDI in the real estate market. In a new report by JLL titled, World Cities:
Mapping the Pathways to Success, ‘Hybrid’ cities are best epitomised by Dubai.
Dubai has been making progress in improving real estate transparency and as a result has witnessed high levels of foreign investor activity in the last cycle.
Earning its position as the most transparent real estate market in the Middle East in JLL’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI), Dubai has been termed as a ‘Hybrid’ city due to several initiatives to improve ......read more
Leading national security and resilience event consolidates its status as the most important gathering of its kind in the region
INSR’s focus on AI and cybersecurity sets the agenda for practitioners, businesses and governments
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2018 – The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) today concluded in the UAE capital, consolidating its status as the leading regional forum dedicated to homeland security.
The exhibition’s success is evident from the figures indicating a significant increase in participation by public and private sector entities over the previous edition in 2016:
30 per cent growth in government buyers
20 per cent increase in participating international ......read more
Abu Dhabi – March 10, 2018: G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, showcased augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the recently held International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, which is a major boost to the security sector.
G4S presented a range of innovative smart security solutions including electronic monitoring system for offenders. G4S also replicated a security control room to give attendees a look into the system that ensures security and is capable of handling emergency situations at a place or event.
The AR smart glasses allow the officials to detect and single out offenders that are on the criminal or wanted lists in the UAE. The smart glasses create a red circle around the face of anyone with a criminal ......read more
UAE-based engineering consultancy marks International Women’s Day by highlighting the importance of women to the industry
Leading survey outlines opportunities available in thriving UAE construction sector
DUBAI, MARCH 8, 2017: DC PRO Engineering has marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by encouraging more women to take the lead in the region’s construction and engineering sector, insisting the booming industry needs them.
According to recent findings of the Pinsent Masons’ GCC Construction Survey, overall sentiment in the region’s construction sector has improved by approximately 7 per cent. The findings show that the UAE is still the GCC’s leading market and expected to record growth in 2018, with 38 per cent of respondents forecasting new opportunities this year, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018: Dubai Customs joined the international customs community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) Convention
On this occasion, and in parallel with the World Customs Organization’s HS celebrations, the Tariff and Origin Department of DC held an event commemorating thirty years of remarkable achievements and success stories since the launch of the HS convention in 1988.
“The Harmonized System is the universal nomenclature for international trade, and we highly value the great efforts of our employees towards advancing customs work and efficiently implementing the WCO’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System,” said Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs.
“The HS is a ......read more
Leading French oil & gas companies to exhibit the latest sector innovations from
March 26th to the 28th in Muscat, Oman on Stand 4410
United Arab Emirates- March 7, 2018: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is launching the first French pavillion at OGWA 2018, the oil and gas sector’s largest event in the Sultanate of Oman.
A renowned list of leading French oil and gas companies will be represented in the pavilion extending the latest knowledge, technologies and business opportunities to the attendees.
The expertise, technological skills and innovation capacity of France’s firms continue to reinforce the international reputation when it comes to supporting the oil and gas industry, placing the country high in rankings of European ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 7 March, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) announced the formation of four new committees – the Auditing and Governance Committee, the Charity Work Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Endowment Development Committee – with the aim of improving efficiency, governance, and transparency.
The announcement followed the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, established by Resolution No. 3 of 2018 that was issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.
His Excellency Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair, Chairman of AMAF, presided over the meeting. Attendees included His Excellency Abdul Rahman Hareb Rashid Al Hareb, Vice Chairman, His Excellency Ali ......read more
Dubai, 6th March 2018: DHL, the world leader in express and logistics has extended their support through a logistical partnership with the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). As a logistical partner, DHL will transport shipments containing donated hair for wigs to selected locations in the UAE.
Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah in the UAE.
The organization is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get through the journey of cancer treatment, and delivers moral and financial support.
Geoff Walsh, Country Manager, DHL UAE said: “Corporate Social Responsibility has always been at the heart of DHL’s culture and making a real ......read more
ABU DHABI, 6th March 2018: The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones (Manafth) and Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City (Jaheziya) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in training programs related to safety, security and emergency.
The MOU was signed today by Jasem Mohammed Alzaabi, General Manager of Manafath, and Ali Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Jaheziya, on the margins of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR 2018) currently taking place in Abu Dhabi.
The MOU provides for future cooperation in the development, and subsequent delivery of tailored training programs in the fields of security, safety, emergency preparedness and crisis management, as well as the exchange of expertise and joint collaboration to build, ......read more
Initiatives fall under ‘Yad Al Khair Committee’ in alignment with ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2018]: In line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) — the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD) — has received a generous donation of AED 500,000 from Emirates Islamic Bank to support insolvent tenants in rental claims disputes. The RDC has already set up the committee ‘Yad Al Khair [Hand of Giving] Committee’ to study the cases that require support from the donation.
Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of the RDC, commented: “We would like to thank Emirates Islamic Bank for this noble humanitarian ......read more
Region’s definitive national security event gets underway at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 6 March
Microsoft named exhibition’s artificial intelligence partner
Event tackles security-related themes including innovation, artificial intelligence
Leading companies from 55 countries including US, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey and South Korea to showcase cutting-edge security solutions
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 5 March, 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) will kick off tomorrow at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the theme ......read more
Increase of 25% in registered companies at DAFZA with multinational companies making up 36% of total number of companies in the freezone
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “Results confirm DAFZA’s position as one of the world’s most advanced and developed freezones”
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni: “A successful journey over the past two decades has positioned DAFZA among the best in the industry regionally and globally”
DAFZA contributed 7% to Dubai's non-oil trade and 18% of total freezones trade in Dubai according to 2016 statistics
16% increase in licensing revenues and 2% increase in total assets
Dubai Blink, a unique virtual market place and Free Zone Exchange selected within the Dubai 10x initiatives to be implemented within 24 months
Dubai, ......read more
Dubai Police to Mark Inaugural Participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
To showcase smart services at Stand No. 4100, Hall 4 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Co-located Major Events Safety and Security Summit and new Future of Policing forum to run in partnership with Dubai Police
Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 01, 2018: The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018), the definitive national security and resilience event in the MENA region, is set to welcome official delegations from Dubai Police over the three days of the event.
Supporting ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 as associate partner for the first time, Dubai Police will showcase its cutting-edge smart services, including smart police stations, at its stand no. 4100, Hall 4, and participate in the ......read more
Ajman environment conference to see seven global keynote experts
Ajman, UAE, March 01, 2018: The fifth edition of the Ajman International Environment Conference is to see seven keynote global environment researchers and experts out of 70 international lecturers to chip in the Summit.
Dr. Michael D’Andrae (Adaptation to Climate Change)
The list of keynote speakers includes Dr. Michael D’Andrae, Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services, Toronto, Canada. D’Andrae has more than 30 years of experience in municipal engineering, water, wastewater and construction services. He has worked in engineering consultancy at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and the City of Toronto.
He initiated several environmental drives, including the city's ......read more
Pearl Initiative launches Governance in Philanthropy pilot in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
MoU signing with King Khalid Foundation
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018: The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf-based non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region, has launched its latest programme ‘Corporate Governance in the Philanthropic Sector’, with grant support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The announcement comes amidst a rise in philanthropic initiatives in the region, demonstrated by the UAE’s declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving and the Saudi Vision 2030 commitment to developing the non-profit sector. Notably, global consulting firm Strategy& ......read more
Distinguished British policy expert Simon Anholt will outline the role and importance of government communicators in enhancing global reputations
Sharjah, 27 February 2018: The International Government Communication Forum 2018 (IGCF) is to play host to distinguished British policy advisor Simon Anholt, who will be speaking on how nations can improve government communication practices to officially become a ‘Good Country’.
Anholt is an independent consultant who has worked with many heads of states and governments over the past 20 years, developing and implementing strategies to strengthen economic, political and cultural participation and engage more productively and imaginatively with the rest of the world.
He has established many international initiatives, foremost of which are the ‘Good Country ......read more
Dubai – 22 February 2018: Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a number of local and federal innovators and the media. He viewed the new innovations and invited all departments to benefit from them in detection and ......read more
Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 – PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony.
Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals.
The event drew a host of high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassador of Lebanon in the UAE, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, Saud Abu Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”
He elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initiatives commenced, millions of trees were planted and hundreds of parks were opened across the UAE, remarkably expanding the green areas and ......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
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017: In line with its sustained efforts to advance the implementation of child protection policies in the country, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation’s (AMAF) Family Village, lately organized a seminar on psychological and criminal evaluation of employees.
Hosted in collaboration with the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology at Dubai Police, the evaluation is one of the essential pre-requisites to continue working at the Family Village and aims to ensure best-in-class protection for its orphaned children to enable their ......read more
UAE, October 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed an agreement with Neopharma Factory to provide some medical stocks used for emergency situations, including 103 types of pharmaceutical products, medicines for emergency cases and other medicines to further enhance the health security of the country following the directives under the Council of Ministers No. 39 of 2015.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention, accompanied by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al ......read more
Every year, we celebrate the 'World Energy Day' on the 22nd day of October, as mandated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the World Energy Forum that was held in Dubai in 2012. This day serves as an occasion to inspire us to exert more efforts in the move to make our communities more aware of the importance of rationalizing energy consumption; reducing our carbon footprint and mitigating its harmful effects; understanding the significance of renewable and clean energy sources; increasing and ......read more
WGES 2017 will create synergies across the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development to help achieve the global agenda of green economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2017: The organising committee of the fourth edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017has organised a press conference today (Thursday, 19th October, 2017) in Emirates Towers hotel to announce the completion of preparations for holding the summit as part of affirming the UAE’s efforts in sustainable development and supporting Dubai’s position as the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2017: The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index under the UAE National Agenda held its fifth national meeting at the Ministry of Economy’s headquarters in Dubai. The session was led by H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs at the Ministry of Economy and head of the team. Government representatives from the Ministries of Education, Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Finance as well as the Central Bank, the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Securities and Commodities Authority and ......read more
UAE, October 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Ministry also encouraged those who need to travel to Madagascar to take extra precautionary measures during their trip, which include maintaining close coordination with key agencies like the Dubai Health Authority, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi and General Civil Aviation Authority.
Dr. Fatima Al-Attar, Vice-President of the National Committee ......read more