Dubai – 13 October 2018: The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced that its total membership has increased by 36.5% during the first three quarters of the year. The council added 216 new members during this period, 50 of whom joined during the third quarter of 2018. The new members bring the total number of DBWC members up to 807, which is an increase from 591 members at the start of the year.
The increase in the DBWC membership reflects the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market.
The council also announced that it had organized 42 workshops and seminars during the first nine months of the year, which included 11 training seminars that were organized during the third quarter. 349 participants took part in these ......read more
Law firm, BSA, in partnership with Dubai DED, will offer free legal advice to the public for one day only, in fields including litigation, real estate, employment and corporate matters.
10 October 2018, Dubai, UAE: The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, one of the region’s leading legal service providers, will organise a free legal clinic to offer help and advice on navigating law related matters in the U.A.E. The open, walk-in clinic will take place at three separate locations on Monday, 15th October 2018, from 9am – 3pm.
Expert lawyers from BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP will be on hand for one-to-one consultations on legal matters covering a wide range of areas including (but not limited to); real estate, construction, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018: His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shared the truth about fake news at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations.
The idea of fake news has proliferated the media industry in recent times. In what has been termed a “post-truth society” politicians and reporters alike have been outed for pushing past the facts and appealing to the emotions of media consumers. In a world where even the most trusted news outlets have been called into question, the onus has shifted to the consumer to separate fact from fiction.
H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) shed light on this new wave of fake news on stage at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018: British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years.
This comes as a result of an approved Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, that aims at facilitating the issuance of visit visas to citizens of both countries travelling for tourism, business, family visit or medical treatment.
The new law will come into force once all necessary legal procedures have been completed by the contracting parties.
Visitor visas to Saudi Arabia are typically issued with a validity of six, 12 or 24 months, at the discretion of the visa issuing authority. For citizens of countries which have existing bilateral agreements with Saudi Arabia, the visit ......read more
Mohammad AL Oteiba, Founder of Syndication Bureau Media Services
''I am here with ADMAF during the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, to talk about the mentorship, and I have been involved with the foundation in a couple of their programmes on mentorship couple of years back, and I do appreciate what ADMAF is trying to drive here and that is to foster the culture of mentorship, which is we really what we need to get that feedback of constructive criticism in knowledge experience, advise from people that have gone through.''
Hussein Al Moosawi, Emirati Designer
''It’s really great to be here and to speak to the youth and to be part of what ADMAF is trying to do with the young generation. It’s something that I personally didn’t have, when I was at their age, so ......read more
‘A strategic plan is the basis for sustainable success, and synchronized working across all areas of Government ensures we achieve our objectives’ - His Highness Sheikh Saud
October 8, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has led a meeting of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss a long-term strategy for continued growth and job creation in the sector, which currently accounts for 30% of the Emirate’s GDP.
The Industrial Strategy involves prioritizing 11 sectors based on multiple factors including economic contribution, revenue potential and future proofing Ras Al Khaimah.
Leaders of key industrial entities in Ras Al Khaimah were present at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018: Historically, the hospitality sector has had a dramatic impact on the environment through excessive energy and water consumption, creating vast amounts of both solid and hazardous waste. Economically, the challenge to battle these impacts has been based on myths that green and environmentally friendly operations are more expensive with tourists lacking consideration for sustainability and the local environment. However, working to inspire change towards a more sustainable future, Dubai Tourism has actively embraced a model which helps to promote a greener, more environmentally friendly future with the ongoing Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative – working with leading industry partners to inspire a paradigm shift.
As such, it is becoming increasingly imperative for hotels and ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prestigious list of keynote speakers and global experts announced for second Majlis for Future Generations on October 8-9
Over 300 interactive sessions set to take place over the 2 days
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 October 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will commence on October 8, 2018 where ‘leaders of today meet the leaders tomorrow'.
The agenda revealed a number of both local and international high-profile speakers, across more than 300 interactive sessions.
Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 06, 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih chaired Dubai Customs Consultative Council’s quarterly meeting which was attended by heads of business and trade groups, members of the Council, and in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, and Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division.
Musabih welcomed the members and said the meeting will help engage clients and business groups in achieving the future goals of Dubai Customs which fall in line with the UAE Vision 2020 and UAE Centennial 2071 following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 03 October 2018: From 3-6 October, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, is partnering with the Emirates Nature WWF and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to continuing Aldar Properties’ powerful Rethink Plastic campaign. The Mall at WTCAD will offer visitors the opportunity to exchange their harmful plastic bags for eco-friendly shopping bags, with the aim of raising awareness of the disastrous impact of plastic pollution.
Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide yet only 9% of it has been recycled. Whereas a plastic bag is used for an average of 12 months, every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the ocean. This has ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018: 18 year old environmental activist and youth leader Kehkashan Basu was selected by the President of the UN General Assembly to address the September 26 United Nations High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament as one of the two representatives of global civil society. She is Youth Ambassador of the World Future Council and the Founder President of youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation.
The High Level Meeting on September 26 involved Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers and UN ambassadors presenting either their hopes and aspirations for nuclear disarmament, or their excuses for keeping the nuclear arms race going. It falls on the anniversary of the incident in 1983 when a nuclear war was almost fought by accident. In 2013 the UN General Assembly decided to hold a series ......read more
Sharjah, October 1, 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Sharjah Sports Family Award (SSFA), has issued a resolution appointing HE Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Secretary General of the Sharjah Sports Council to the position of Chairman of SSFA’s Board of Trustees.
The appointment of Al Hazami constitutes a new addition to the second edition of SSFA, which is organised by the Sharjah Sports Council. The council’s goal is to inspire Emirati families to engage in regular sports and physical activities that reflects positively on their physical and mental health as well as on their general lifestyles.
Al Hazami thanked Sheikha Jawaher for her trust and expressed his hope that the ......read more
In an effort to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum for poverty eradication through education
Dubai Cares endorses UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’
Dubai Cares renews its commitment towards ‘Education Cannot Wait’
Dubai Cares commits to scaling up Room to Read’s program in Vietnam, one of the accelerators of the Goalkeepers initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 01, 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has renewed its commitment towards global education efforts by announcing new strategic partnerships on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. Among these key announcements was Dubai Cares’ endorsement of the ......read more
On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of AED 1.3 Million was handed over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare
The additional amount of AED 6.4 Million will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme.
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced a 7.7 Million Dirhams Aster Homes Fund to be used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare handed over a cheque for 1.3 Million Dirhams to ......read more
Launching of the UAE Franchise Development Association website
Free membership for companies applying within 6 months of launching the new website
Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2018: Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Chairman of the UAE Franchise Development Association, announced the launch of the UAE Franchise Development Association website during the Associations’ board meeting that was held at the RAK Chamber.
Al Muhairi said that the launch of the new website will provide users with a unique experience in terms of ease of navigation, access to local and global information, interactive and knowledge sharing and access to the services provided by the Association. Users can also view the activities, events and the key initiatives on franchises worldwide. In addition, the website allows the registration process and ......read more
Sharjah – 29 September 2018: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) hosted a training and awareness workshop on the topic of “Combating Commercial Fraud in Electrical Products,” which was organized by the Ministry of Economy. The workshop aimed to raise the awareness of the community and the private sector on the dangers linked to counterfeit electrical products and appliances, and the ways to avoid them.
The workshop is part of Sharjah Chamber's commitment to enhance its cooperation with its strategic partners to achieve its objectives in serving the national economy and its keenness to aware and encourage the business community and private sector companies in Sharjah to combat commercial fraud in electrical products and reduce their risks. In line with the directives of HE Sultan bin Saeed Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2018: Within its efforts to enhance social solidarity, Dubai Customs Director General, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and the Chinese Consul General Li Lingbing took part in the “Back to School Initiative” which was organized by Dubai Customs’ Ghayyath Volunteer Team. As many as 150 school bags were distributed to the female students of Salma Al Ansaria School.
The school was decorated with the UAE and Chinese flags, plus a number of boards that contained historical information and pictures about China.
Dubai Customs’ participation in the event helped the students start the new school year with high morals and happy mood.
The event took place in the presence of Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, in partnership with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), has today launched its “Model Villa Initiative”, in an effort to promote energy efficiency and the building of more sustainable residential villas in the emirate.
The initiative is part of RAK Municipality’s Building Retrofits Programme, which complements the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040 and the UAE’s overarching plan to improve energy efficiency by 40 per cent by 2050.
It will see the selection and retrofitting of a local villa to demonstrate how energy savings can be achieved in existing buildings. The results will then be analysed and made public for the benefit of other villa owners undertaking similar ......read more
ALFAHIM recycles hundreds of tonnes of paper and saves 12,571 Mwh of energy over five-year period.
Green policies at offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi help reduce energy bills by 30 per cent each month.
Boost to environment equivalent to planting 1,593 trees and saving 16,482 barrels of oil.
Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: ALFAHIM’s extensive ‘green’ credentials have been boosted by new data showing the results of its environmental-friendly programmes over the last five years.
Between April 2013 and May 2018, the conglomerate recycled 745 tonnes of paper and saved 12,571 megawatt hours (Mwh) of energy thanks to a series of eco-friendly practices at its offices, showrooms and workspaces in Abu Dhabi.
As an Emirati-owned family-run company, ALFAHIM is dedicated ......read more
The UAE Innovation Chapter – first of its kind in the UAE & Middle East formed by DQG
Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018: Dubai Quality Group proudly announces the establishment of the UAE Innovation Chapter, in association with Team Power International. The chapter is a first of its kind think tank to be launched in the UAE & the Middle East to connect & build a community of Innovation Experts & Professionals throughout the UAE.
Operating under this new Chapter is the MasterMindPro – a unique social network of Innovation Professionals. With its Mantra “Innovative Solutions on Demand”, the MasterMindPro has the primary objectives of building a professional community of entrepreneurs, trusted and innovative Trainers, Consultants and Assessors; Enabling ......read more
Fifth edition to highlight (CLIX) initiative launched by Ministry of Climate Change & Environment
Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2018: The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 is set to emphasise the role of young men and women in global efforts to build a green economy when it opens in Dubai in October. Organizers of WGES made the announcement as the UAE joins the worldwide celebration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day, marked on Sunday, 12 August 2018, in growing recognition of the need to engage the youth in decision-making processes and other activities that affect them.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and organized by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and World ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018: Henley & Partners, the leading global investment migration firm, has announced that it will be launching a Montenegro citizenship-by-investment program in October in collaboration with the Government of Montenegro. It follows the recent decision by another European nation, Moldova, to award Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and promote its new Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program.
Commenting on the citizenship-by-investment programme launched by the Government of Montenegro, Marco Gantenbein, a member of Henley & Partners’ Global Executive Committee and Managing Partner of Henley & Partners Dubai said, “Montenegro is aiming to develop a sustainable economic model by offering investment opportunities across various trade and ......read more
Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered
Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time
Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate
Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity
Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018: Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.
Until now, little was known about the precise rotational patterns of Sun-like ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018: Mr. T.S Pattabhiraman, Chairman & Managing Director, Kalyan Silks hands over the cehque of Rs. 55 lakhs collected by Kalyan Silks to Shri. A.C. Moideen, Minister for Local Administration, Kerala and Shri, V.S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture towards the Chief Minister's flood relief fund. The function was held at Swami Vivekananda Sarva Dharma Maitri Auditorium, Thrissur, on September 16. Shri. Prakash Pattabhiraman, Shri. Mahesh Pattabhiraman, Executive Directors, Kalyan Silks, Smt. Akitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation, Smt. Beena Murali, Deputy Mayor, Shri. Mahesh, Corporation Councilor, Shri C.A Salim, President, Chamber of Commerce, Thrissur were also present on the occasion.
Second cycle of ‘Health Pioneers’ programme launched
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the second cycle of the ‘Health Pioneers’ training programme.
The eight-month leadership programme will take place in collaboration with GE Healthcare. The previous cycle took place last year in collaboration with Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government and more than 400 officials benefitted from the programme.
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are keen to foster and develop young national talent in the health sector. The DHA focusses on continuous training and medical ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that from this month, it will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verify ‘Ejari’ contracts.
The new technology is part of DLD’s latest governance system for verifying lease contracts, and the AI will be used to correctly match contract signatures with those in the department’s database.
The new system is aligned with the ‘UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ......read more
Speaking ahead of Arabian Travel Market, Sajwani shares perspectives on how one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations will welcome 20 million visitors by 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: Just days ahead of the highly anticipated Arabian Travel Market, being held 22 – 25 April 2018 in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC, shared insights on Dubai’s hospitality sector and the importance of innovation in paving the road ahead for one of the world’s top holiday and business destinations.
DAMAC Hotels & Resorts ......read more
The “Shukran Zayed” art piece design was officially unveiled by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, along with Ghanem Al Mansoori, CEO of Tamouh.
Created by Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdullah, the “Shukran Zayed” installation was shown for the first time at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.
Tamouh, master developer of Reem Island, will showcase properties including Reem Downtown and Horizon Towers at leading real estate event.
Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2018: Abu Dhabi-based developer Tamouh Investments has unveiled ......read more
AED9 Million Project Featuring Five Villas to Take Shape in Al Gharoud Area
Revenues from Complex Allocated to Foundation’s Endowment Way-Out (Disbursement) for Islamic Affairs
Dubai-UAE: 17 April 2018: His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), laid the foundation stone for the charity and endowment residential complex, at a special ceremony attended by senior AMAF officials. The complex located in Al Garhoud area, once complete, will feature five villas.
With a total ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2018: UAE continued its lead in the Arab, Middle Eastern and African regions in global export rankings, at 15th place, up by 4 places, according to a recent report by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is behind only Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The country also improved its merchandise imports rating to become the 18th in the world.
The report, released recently by the World Trade Organization (WTO), also pointed out that the UAE ranked 21st globally and first in the Arab world, in export of services as well as 17th in the world and first in the Arab world, in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has launched an interactive Environmental Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides access to baseline geospatial database of environmentally-significant locations.
The Environmental GIS has three main products: GeoEnvAE smart application for smart phones and tablets – compatible with Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, the MOCCAE GIS website, and the ad hoc “Environmental Atlas” maps ......read more
16 April 2018, Dubai, UAE: - Emirates Post Group (EPG), the UAEs leading postal and express provider received the Best Performance Project Award from SABA talent management solutions. The award, presented at a summit attended by SABA experts and their regional clients, applauded EPG for successfully implementing a fully integrated web-based performance appraisal system within a short period of time.
Commenting on the win, EPGs Chief Support Services Officer, Sami Mohammed Al Khaja, said, “Moving from and replacing traditional paper-based performance reviews to a ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 April 2018 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) held a felicitation ceremony to recognize the achievements of more than 200 school and university students under its care for scoring above 85 percent during the 2017 academic year.
His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of AMAF, and His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF graced the honoring ceremony that was attended by AMAF department heads and employees, and several business leaders in the UAE.
As part of its mission to enable the less privileged segments of the ......read more
Exhibition opens on April 16 in Barcelona at the Gran Via Venue
DAFZA to sponsor the Exhibition’s Halal section
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 15, 2018: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is taking part in the Alimentaria 2018 Exhibition, the international business event geared towards professionals in the food, drinks and gastronomy industry, being held from April 16-19 at the Gran Via Venue – Barcelona. DAFZA will be showcasing its wide range of services and offerings in the Halal sector, and is sponsoring the Exhibition’s Halal ......read more
Dubai, 11 April 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority visited the stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) and was briefed by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Eman Bader Al Suwaidi, Director of Customs Declarations Management. on the initiatives of Dubai Customs that are designed to support a successful staging of Expo 2020.
Dubai Customs took part in the exhibition with 21 ......read more
Dubai – 10 April 2018: The stand of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) received a number of diplomatic and official delegations. Paul Fox, British Consul General, Magobo David Magabe, Consul-General of South Africa in Dubai, Kouji Adashi, Japanese Deputy Consul General, Kyte Starkie, the Canadian Commercial Commissioner viewed the stand and learnt about PCFC’s latest innovations and projects. Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division briefed the visitors ......read more
International Internal Audit Conference to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
More than 3,000 global business leaders, politicians, experts from 110 countries to attend the region’s first international conference from May 6-9, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: Dubai will play host to the world’s largest gathering of internal auditors in May 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The Institute of ......read more
Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018: His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama.
The one-day pre-conference workshop (8 April) and two-day conference is held under His Excellency’s Patronage, as more than 80 delegates from 35 organisations and 21 expert speakers gathered to discuss the role of ......read more
UAE, April 9, 2018 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is focusing the spotlight on the latest achievements and developments of its tourism sector, through its participation at the 10th edition of Riyadh Travel Fair 2018, which will be held at the Al Faisaliah Tower Hotel in Riyadh. Participating for the seventh time, the SCTDA will be taking part at the event along with 270 participating companies and institutions from all over the world to review the key trends and recent developments in the tourism sector, in addition to highlighting the largest tourism ......read more
UAE, April 9, 2018 - Merck, a leading science and technology company, inaugurated today its scientific office in the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of the Executive Board and the Family Board of E. Merck KG. The company’s regional hub is located in Central Park Towers, DIFC, and covers the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region.
Coinciding with the company’s 350th ......read more
Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality sign gold testing agreement at DIGAE
Dubai – 9 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council visited PCFC’s stand at the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE) and was briefed on its initiatives by the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih.
Different decision makers and leaders participating in Dubai ......read more
Loan to support West African nation’s National Social Housing Programme
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 April, 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Government of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Dr Boubou Cisse, Malian Minister of Economy and Finance, ratified the loan agreement at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
His ......read more
UAE, 7 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. The ministry also warned against the interaction between some contraceptive medicines and an anti-epileptic. Recently, the Ministry recalled various products for violations and failing to meet the set safety standards, to name a few food supplements which contain salmonella bacteria; drug used to relieve heartburn and acid indigestion, and medical ......read more
Dubai, United Arab emirates 7th April 2018: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is sponsoring the ‘Dubai Historical Documents Conference’ on April 11-12 at Zayed University in Dubai to advance the study of the emirate’s early history - with the intention of making them accessible to researchers, students and the general public.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural ‘UAE Heritage Research Conference’, the convention this year will continue to serve as an important platform for intellectual dialogue through a series of lectures, ......read more
Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2018:- Emirates Post Group (EPG) won the 2017 Service Olympian Award for Best Customer Experience Strategy in the Government category at a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers earlier this year.
Organized and awarded by Ethos Integrated Solutions, the award focuses on demonstrating a customer centric strategy to raise the bar in customer satisfaction and excellence. Emirates Post Group’s Acting CEO, HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram and Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer, Sultan Al Midfa, received the award from CEO Robert Keay of ......read more
Submission Deadline on 12th April 2018
Dubai, 07, April, 2018, UAE: Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) achievers in order to honor and celebrate the women who have excelled in their respective fields.
The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018 through the ......read more
UAE, April 4, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, has successfully conducted a series of inspections on some of the emirate’s large shopping outlets, including the Ajman Coop in Al Rumaila and the Al Safir Mall. The visits were part of DED-Ajman’s commitment towards promoting the protection of consumer rights, especially across the unwarranted increase in prices during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The joint committee conducted the inspections in response to received complaints from consumers about the ......read more
The largest property promotion event in the region will take place from 9th to 11th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Offering unique investment opportunities and the lowest financing rate with a profit rate of 1.85% per annum on mortgages
Discounts of up to 20% on certain projects during the festival
With local and international participation from 29 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced the launch of the ‘Dubai Property Festival’, the largest property ......read more
The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index operating under the UAE National Agenda successfully held its seventh meeting recently at the Ministry of Economy's Headquarters in Dubai to discuss how to further intensify its efforts and take needed steps to reinforce and improve the UAE's ranking in this year's Global Innovation Index (GII), an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation.
The meeting was led by H.E. AbdullahSultan Alfan Alshamsi, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy and Head of the Executive Team. The meeting ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018: The push for innovation-based economies in the world is devising the new normal for a sustainable economy, according to the experts.
Most speakers at the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, opined that the new trends define the ‘new normal’ requiring the public and private sector organisers to think and operate in new ways, helping to create sustainable economic models that ensure inclusive growth, innovation and creativity, industrial competitiveness and the ability to attract ......read more
Loan to upgrade the strategic Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan valued at AED55 million to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) to finance the upgrade of 51km of the Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road.
The funded project is an extension to Kidaho - Ovinza Road which was funded in 2009 by ADFD as a concessionary loan worth AED169 million.
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al ......read more
117 exhibitors from nine countries at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2018 look to capitalise on Emirate’s thriving trade hub status
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: Dubai’s trade for hardware and tools was valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 according to figures released today (2 April) by Dubai Customs, as the Middle East’s dedicated exhibition for hardware, tools, and machinery gets underway.
According to Dubai Customs, the Emirate imported AED3.4 billion worth of hardware and tools last year, while exports and re-exports into neighbouring ......read more
The Program team met with US awardee Eric Frew and Paul Lawson in the United States, before engaging with leading international organizations and stakeholders at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018: A delegation of the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) visited the United States recently to assess the progress of the ground-breaking work currently being undertaken by UAEREP awardees Eric Frew and Paul Lawson.
Prof Eric Frew introduced the UAEREP team to the key members of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018: The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), the organisation committed to establishing Dubai and the UAE as a leading filming destination for local and international productions, has announced it will waive all processing and public location fees for professional production companies that are planning to create content based on the Year of Zayed storyline in 2018.
In addition to the production fee waiver, DFTC has gained participation from key developers, Emaar Properties PJSC and Nakheel, along with Atlantis, who have contributed to the ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1, 2018: Two Emirati officials have been appointed as members of the newly formed Board of Directors for the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Center is seeking to benefit from the UAE’s vast expertise to develop its performance and advance the exhibition industry in Saudi Arabia.
The two new Emirati members that were appointed to the Board of Directors for the Center are HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the Board of Directors of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) ......read more
UAE: March 31, 2018- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) organized the event ‘Partners Forum’ in Radisson Blu Ajman, in line with its commitment to enhance the relations with strategic partners from various local and federal entities and the private sector. General managers, CEOs and representatives from local, federal entities and media establishments attended the forum.
In his opening speech, H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General of DED-Ajman, emphasized the importance of strengthening cooperation with strategic partners and their key role in ......read more
DUBAI, 31 March 2018: Promoting the UAE national identity, the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) presented two Emirati folklore presentations on the sidelines of the Dubai World Cup 2018 on Saturday, March 31. Spectators were treated to epic performances of ‘Al Adiyat’ song" and ‘Ayala Ya Nedibi’. Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at HHC, said the presentations highlighted the interaction among melody, rhythm and folk songs to create a strong connection with the past and show them to the millions of viewers inside and outside the ......read more
UAE, 29 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) was awarded the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ category of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, during the awarding ceremony held yesterday March 28, 2018 at the Al Majaz Amphitheater in Sharjah.
His Excellency Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman, said, “We are delighted and truly honored to receive the ‘Best Government Application – GCC’ award. Our recently updated smart app demonstrates DED-Ajman's strategic direction to help achieve ......read more
Exclusive partnership designed to equip women with skills to navigate complex business landscape and unlock female innovation in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018: Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, and UAE-grown management consultancy, METIS, have joined forces to equip women across the country with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the region’s complex business landscape.
The introduction of Value ......read more
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: The UAE and South Korea have enjoyed long-standing successful cooperation in diverse fields
His Excellency Kim Dong-yeon: We are keen to develop bilateral relations and benefit from the UAE’s expertise in areas of shared interest
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 March, 2018: His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), received a high-ranking delegation from the Republic of Korea, led by His Excellency Kim ......read more
Huge pipeline of projects tipped for 2018 as global brands make final preparations ahead of Hardware + Tools Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2018: Rising oil prices and increased government spending is fuelling demand in the GCC’s construction sector, with contractor awards across the region’s building, infrastructure and energy markets expected to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018, a report published today has said.
According to a white paper by research specialists Ventures Onsite, buildings will hold the lion’s share of what’s ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2018: How and where people live is changing beyond all recognition.
By 2050, it is projected that nearly 70% of the global population will live in urban areas, and 90% of that rapid urbanisation is anticipated to take place in developing countries .
Faced with this, creating urban places that are sustainable and support communities effectively is one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century.
Design International has been successfully creating places for communities for over 50 years and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2018: Dubai Land Department (DLD) and its affiliates today announced that they have received the ISO 22301:2012 International Standard for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certificate.
The announcement was made during the closing session of the external audit, which saw the department passing all of the certificate’s scrupulous evaluation standards.
His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “Our new certification confirms our commitment to adopting the best standards and leading our ......read more
ADFD, Export–Import Bank of Korea sign cooperation agreement to set up National Export Programme framework
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Programme to enhance competitiveness of UAE exports
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 March, 2018: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has announced the start of the second phase of developing the National Export Programme.
Aiming to bolster a diversified and sustainable national economy, the programme will contribute to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: During the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GABC) Assembly, Dubai Land Department (DLD) was awarded membership to the assembly’s executive committee along with prestigious international organisations from five other countries.
The GABC Assembly was hosted recently by DLD and inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, in the presence of His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD.
On the side-lines of the assembly meetings, which were ......read more
Dubai Customs’ Director discusses bilateral cooperation with German Consul General
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2018: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Gunter Rauer, Consul General of Germany in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Germany and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business. The meeting was also attended by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with German diplomatic ......read more
Dubai Police revealed details on ‘Oyoon project’ at event
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The digital world’s leading strategists from UAE and abroad shared their insights with delegates at the fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ held at Armani Dubai with Dubai Police introducing details on ‘Oyoon’, a project to help keep Dubai a safe and secure city using AI and Data analytics through a new state of the art surveillance program.
The cross-industry conference brought together business leaders to discuss bottom-line impacts, business ......read more
Transaction consists of a 17-year USD 1,420m loan amortising over 14 years commencing in 2020 and a 10-year conventional facility of USD 1,100m, amortising over six years commencing in 2022
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: The Government of Dubai's Department of Finance (DOF) today announced the successful completion of the US$2.45b, seventeen-year financing to complete the construction of Dubai Metro's Route 2020 extension project.
The project will cost AED 10.6b and envisages the construction of about 15 km extension of the Dubai Metro's Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and ......read more
Gulf economies on solid growth track with GDP growth in 2018 expected to expand at the fastest rate since 2015
March 22, 2018 UAE: According to ICAEW’s latest report (Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018), 2018 marks a turning point for Middle East economies, allowing recovery for both oil exporters and oil importers.
Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow 2.9% this year, up from 1.1% in 2017.
However, the accountancy and finance body says the political environment remains challenging and continues to pose a downside risk to headline growth.
Economic ......read more
21 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has announced the agenda for its 16th FIKR conference, to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, the conference will take place between the 10th and 12th of April at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
On the eve of the conference, the Arab Thought Foundation will release its 10th Annual Arab Report on Cultural Development, under the patronage of ......read more
UAE, 21 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently carried out inspection campaigns targeting street vendors in the emirate in cooperation with the Department of Health and Environment of the Municipality of Planning Department in Ajman. The campaigns were in line with the DED-Ajman’s efforts to crack down on illegal street vendors and protect consumer rights.
Through the campaigns, the Department is fulfilling its mandate to execute local and federal laws prohibiting the selling of goods without obtaining an official license from concerned ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: DP World and Tata part of India’s growth story and can benefit through shared knowledge and expertise
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, has met senior executives from India’s Tata Group to explore opportunities for cooperation, knowledge sharing and best practice.
Discussions covered logistics and supply chain operations, innovative customer care and creating high quality, sustainable services.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al Haddad, Chief ......read more
IGG, the first major UAE player to take part at the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018: IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 November later this year.
Under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and in partnership with the Saudi ......read more
Dubai – 20 March 2018: Dubai Customs celebrated the International Day of Happiness on 20th March with 10 activities and initiatives in line also with the Year of Zayed. The events took part in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, number of directors and senior managers, and more than 500 employees and clients.
Musabih kicked off the “Let’s Create Happiness Together” activity, organized by Corporate Communication Department. Employees enjoyed ......read more
His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri: Partnership strengthens ties between the UAE and Turkmenistan and opens doors for new collaborations in sustainable investment in Islamic economy
Dubai-UAE: 20 March, 2018: The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan (TFEB) to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices in Islamic economy.
The signing ceremony took place during an official high-level Turkmen delegation visit to the UAE on 15 March 2018, ......read more