To protect marine environment and ensure safety of national ports and marine installations
List of countries whose vessels are prohibited from entering UAE waters before obtaining inspection and conformity certificates from recognised classification bodies, is to ensure no vessel sails in UAE’s territorial waters without meeting the safety and quality standards that ensure safety of their crews and protect the marine environment
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) has said that it is ready for the decision of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime (FTA), prohibiting vessels carrying flags of countries that are black-listed by maritime authorities to enter UAE’s ports or ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 272 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms with definitive sentences. Sheikh Saud pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
Sheikh Saud made the move to offer the prisoners the chance to start a new life and alleviate the suffering of their families.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Judicial Council, gave the instruction for the required procedures to be completed for the order issued by the Ruler to be carried out, in collaboration with Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters before Eid.
Hassan Saeed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: On the blessed occasion of Eid Al Adha, CBUAE wishes the UAE leadership, the public and all the Arab and Islamic countries many happy returns. Moreover, CBUAE confirms that it has provided all banks operating in UAE with new banknotes to meet their customers’ needs, in line with UAE’s social traditions during Eid Seasons. Furthermore, CBUAE instructed all banks to take necessary arrangements to ensure the public’s needs of new banknotes are adequately met, and to coordinate with CBUAE to that end.
Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare pledges to contribute Rs. 50 lakhs or AED 265,000 to Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018: To support the victims of one of the worst floods that Kerala has seen in recent history, displacing more than 54000 people, Aster Disaster Support Team has been mobilized to provide humanitarian aid. Consisting of more than 200 medical and non-medical volunteers from Aster DM Healthcare’s network of hospitals in India and led by Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the Aster Disaster Support Team has started working with local government relief centres in Wayanad, Ernakulam, Calicut, Malappuram districts to conduct medical camps, provide health check-ups and essential materials for sustenance. The pledged amount of ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, 13 August 2018: RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a world-class corporate registry in Ras Al Khaimah, has recently visited the Republic of Mauritius to introduce the growth opportunities that it offers to international business companies.
Led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK ICC, along with RAK ICC CEO Dr Sameer Al Ansari, the delegation met with high-level government officials, senior executives of banking institutions, as well as corporate service providers in Mauritius. The discussions covered various opportunities for cooperation, such as experience and information sharing, technical support especially through the Financial Services Commission, and banking services for RAKICC companies.
HH Sheikh Ahmed, stated: “Mauritius has been very successful in ......read more
This reflects The Sustainable City’s drive towards a sustainable and egalitarian future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13, August 2018: The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, is commemorating International Youth Day by aligning with Dolores Shelleh, the first and youngest Jordanian woman set to climb the Everest, and appointing her as Brand Ambassador.
The Sustainable City selected Dolores because she represents the epitome of young potential and is a strong idol for women whom she will inspire. As part of its mission to progress upon ecological development goals, The Sustainable City whole-heartedly supports women and gender equality, especially younger women who dream to rise beyond their potential.
Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — ......read more
The award opens to Gov. & Privet Sector in UAE
Submissions deadline 20 September 2018
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group. Dubai Quality Group chaired by Ms. Fatma Buti Al Mheiri has started accepting the submissions to the 7th cycle UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2018 that will take place on 29th October 2018. The conference will be organized this year under the theme of “Zayed the Prime Innovator” in line with the “Year of Zayed” that declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the President of UAE. The UAE Ideas Conference & Award is part of the Ideas Arabia Sub Group chaired by Mr. ......read more
Visit comes as Abu Dhabi is announced one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE, the largest international volunteering Conference in 2020
ABU DHABI, August 12 2018: Emirates Foundation, the national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the em-powerment of youth across the UAE, hosted this week a Senior-level delegation from the International Association for Volunteering Effort. The visit to Abu Dhabi comes as the capital is announced as one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2020, the largest global gathering of volunteering ex-perts and practitioners.
The IAVE visit comes as part of the final bid evaluation phase, and including meetings with various UAE government ......read more
Barakah Youth Council to provide future Emirati nuclear energy leaders with voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement
63% of UAE Nationals employed by ENEC and its subsidiaries are under 30 years of age
Announced to coincide with United Nations’ 18th annual International Youth Day
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 August 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company have launched a Youth Council to inspire, support, and empower the future Emirati leaders of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Industry.
Entitled the Barakah Youth Council (BYC), the council will serve as a direct channel of communication between the senior leadership of ENEC, Nawah and Barakah One Company and the organisations’ ......read more
Set to take place 8th and 9th October 2018 in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 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 Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will take place on the 8th and 9th October 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announced that the two day event will include a number of learning programmes and workshops hosted by local and international leaders and experts.
The 2018 Majlis is open for registration for university students and recent graduates across the nation. It will inspire them to strive for excellence by giving them a glimpse of the future, ......read more
Nickelodeon characters, storytelling and lots of Summer Programme activities organised for young patients at the hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 August 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) brought the excitement and entertainment of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 directly to young patients of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, bringing storytelling, games and a special visit from Nickelodeon characters. The event was organised with the aim to introduce the younger generation to the importance of humanitarian efforts and social responsibility.
Young patients were treated to a day filled with storytelling and reading activities as part of the Summer Programme, alongside workshops introducing a selection of international authors, books, and cultures from around the world, to ......read more
Sharjah’s ‘Pledge a Library’ Initiative Distributes 600 Books in Brazil
Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018: The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), a Sharjah-based non-profit, has supported the São Paulo Public Library, six school libraries, as well as community service centres in Brazil that host a rich collection of Arabic books, with 600 new titles.
The books have been provided as part of KF’s ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative, which seeks to offer Arab and refugee children, and those who live in less fortunate communities access to books, helping them develop a fondness for their language and heritage even if they are away from their homelands.
Amna Al Mazimi, Manager of Kalimat Foundation, said: “Kalimat Foundation has offered a choice selection of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018: HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Omar Mohammed Salleh, Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of Malaysia in the UAE, discussed ways of developing economic relations and enhancing trade exchange between Sharjah and Malaysia.
The meeting was held recently at the SCCI headquarters, where the two sides agreed to enhance joint efforts to promote economic cooperation and the available investment opportunities in both countries, in addition to encouraging businesspeople in both Sharjah and Malaysia to build fruitful and long-lasting partnerships.
The meeting was also attended by Swardi Abdul Shakoor, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of ......read more
Representing the UAE through its participation in the Chinese Luxury Property Show in Beijing and launching its Real Estate Promotion Trustee office in China
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04th August 2018: The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China (China) over the past decades by working with its partners to further attract Chinese investors, and to identify the investment opportunities available in Dubai and the UAE in general.
Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid, Assistant Director and Head of the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Centre at DLD, said: "We recognise the importance of China as a trade and strategic partner for the United Arab Emirates, and we will be supportive of the ......read more
“Move to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is essential in consolidating UAE's leading position on IP protection,” says EIPA Chairman Al Obaidli
Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), continues to lead in the ongoing unified efforts to promote the adoption of global best practices in intellectual property (IP). The association's commitment to promote a culture of IP in the country is widely reflected in its continuing efforts to build solid foundations in the advancement of legal action across IP issues--developing effective solutions to both current and emerging challenges in the implementation of IP protection laws that aims to protect patent holders, innovators, authors, investors and brands, in line with the vision of the wise leadership ......read more
Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor
August, 2nd, 2018: Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership with the Institute of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). With over 400 delegates in attendance and 35 high profile regional and international speakers, the seminar is the premier compliance and Anti Money Laundering event for Saudi Arabia's banking and financial services industry.
Thamer Alessa, ......read more
A number of global immigration consultants and advisors to join IREIS 2018 to advice potential immigrants seeking a second passport in return of investment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 02, 2018: About 51 percent of the eligible expatriates of the UAE are seeking a second passport According to a research by AAA Associates, a leading immigration service provider.
The AAA associates report finds that the nationals of Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, India and Pakistan are increasingly seeking second citizenship due to a change in their economic status and their ability to avail the second passport that allows them visa free travel to more than 120 countries.
Nationals of these countries usually have to go through stringent visa screening process. A second passport eliminates that and helps ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 August 2018: UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.
The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation by 2030.
“Nearly 800 children die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “Through this innovative ......read more
Stamps issued celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the UAE and China in high-demand
Dubai, (31) July 2018: Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, has witnessed a high demand for the latest stamp celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China issued to mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE.
One such request was received by 8-year-young philatelist Asmaa Humaid Issa Alsuwaidi who contacted EPG through its social media channels. Asmaa, along with her sister 10-year-old Afra Humaid Issa Alsuwaidi, also an avid philatelist, were gifted the stamp by the Group’s Acting Chief Commercial Director, Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami and ......read more
Businesses Operating in Sharjah’s Free Zone Can Now Expand in the Mainland and Local Markets
‘Dual trade license’ system launched by Sharjah Publishing City and Sharjah Economic Development Department
Sharjah, 31 July 2018: The Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), under the umbrella of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the world’s first publishing free zone, signed an agreement with the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD), to launch a new dual trade license system for businesses operating in SPC. The new dual license is another investment advantage that the SPC provides.
The dual license will grant companies two different approvals; the first is issued by the SPC administration, and the second by SEDD, which will allow companies to take advantage of investment ......read more
Lucky shoppers could walk away with valuable gifts from retailers participating in ADSS this weekend at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 July 2017: As part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS), the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED), has revealed the prizes for this weekend’s ‘Unbox the Amazing’ promotion at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi, which will take place on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th. Lucky shoppers will be getting the chance to win valuable electronics items and much more!
Shoppers at the mall who spend a minimum of AED 1,000 will get the opportunity to visit the ‘Unbox the Amazing’ stage and try the ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 25 July 2018: The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will last for three months, starting 1 August 2018.
The initiative called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ will allow foreign nationals to regularize their status by either leaving the UAE without paying a fine and without facing a return immigration ban (only those who entered illegally will be subject to a two-year entry ban), or by changing their sponsorship inside the country.
Those who decide to depart will be issued an exit permit valid for ten days, whereas those who wish to remain in the UAE will have to provide documents from their new sponsor before a residence visa can be granted. Those without ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018: The Business Park at Dubai South has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Union of European Expert Chambers (UCEE) to establish a permanent exhibition and business centre for the members of UCEE at the Business Park. The partnership aims to encourage European SMEs to set up their business in Dubai and the region.
The announcement came during a press conference that was recently held in Brussels, in the presence of Shoaib Al Rahimi, VP of Business Park at Dubai South. The UCEE, which is an institution that represents all EU nations, offers various different opportunities to its European members that consist primarily of SMEs, and has a membership of around 600 enterprises that operate in various economic sectors.
Expertise House Consultancy will cooperate with the UCEE to ......read more
New agreement builds on the pioneering healthcare project between both parties and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital
Sharjah, 25 July, 2018: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea’s global investment corporation REI Holding Group, to encourage bilateral investments, collaborate on industry information and expand business networks in both countries.
The agreement follows on the recently announced MoU between Shurooq and REI’s Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah, and the visit of Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea, at a UAE-Korea Business Forum in March this year.
President Moon highlighted Korea’s commitment to expanding cooperation with the UAE ......read more
The #HandInHand campaign raised awareness of the refugee cause as well as important funds for more than 800 Syrian and 1500 Rohingya refugee families
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 25, 2018) - Y&R Dubai was proud to offer their helping hand to UNHCR’s Ramadan campaign – coined as #HandInHand #nusalnus – which sought to raise awareness around the pressing needs of refugee families, particularly women and children, for vital support and cash assistance.
Y&R’s creative support to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency included coining the overall concept, which touched so many people and raised important awareness for the hardship and suffering of forcibly displaced families, particularly, Rohingya and Syrian refugees.
The agency’s “manifesto” for UNHCR’s campaign ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, March 6, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) has started collecting a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fee from companies and establishments applying for or renewing their commercial license. The move is in pursuant to Cabinet Resolution No. (2) of 2018 issued by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in February. The DED-Ajman has begun collecting CSR fees since March 1, 2018.
H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General of DED Ajman, said that CSR, which plays an important ......read more
UAE, 6 March 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop hosted its Annual Ceremony, celebrating its 2017 achievements and honoring employees who played a key role in improving services and increasing costumers’ happiness and satisfaction.
H.E. Humaid Sultan Al Mutaiwee, Executive Director of Dubai Government Workshop, praised the efforts of the Workshop team, and their commitment to highest standards of professionalism, excellence and transparency. He also praised their continuous efforts to overcome obstacles and difficulties, in line with the department’s vision of achieving ......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 ......read more
UAE, March 5, 2018 - Reaffirming its keenness to delight customers through developing and improving services, the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the hashtag #customers_journey_DED_Ajman to invite DED’s customers to participate in enhancing their Waiver (Tanazol)) and Cancelation (Elghaa) services. By visiting DED’s social media platforms, customers can now present ideas and distinguished solutions that can play a major role in simplifying procedures and achieving customers happiness.
Mr. Ahmed Khair Al Baloushi, Director of Customer ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 5, 2018 – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that Al Dhaid Hospital and Al Baraha Hospital have achieved Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 award was presented to the hospitals during the EMRAM Awards Ceremony that was held at the annual HIMSS UAE eHealth Week in Dubai.
"We are honored to receive the prestigious award, which marks our strategic commitment to provide clinicians with ......read more
UAE, 5 March, 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently met HE Milos Perisic, the Serbian ambassador to the UAE, to discuss the possibility of further developing bilateral cooperation in the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences in the health sectors of both countries. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was also attended by Doctor Essa Bin Jakka Al Mansouri, Director, International Health Relations, MOHAP.
The meeting focused on discussions on how ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, March 4, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has successfully conducted a legislative drafting training course for its legal staff entitled 'Legislation and Innovation', as part of the SLC’s endeavours to foster innovation in legislative work and enhance the SLC legal staff’s capabilities to draft viable, pioneering legislation and effective legal opinions that meet the requirements of sustainable development. The training course is aligned with the training strategy adopted by the SLC, which aims to train ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
UAE, February 27, 2018 - H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met with H.E. Bahodur Sharifi, Republic of Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss cooperation between their two countries in the health field. Dr. Issa Al Mansouri, Director of the Undersecretary Office and Director of the International Health Relations, was present during the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, H.E. Dr. Al Olama received from the Tajik Ambassador an official invitation ......read more
UAE, 27 February 2018– Dubai Government Workshop has launched a series of interactive activities falling in line with the celebration of UAE Innovation Month, which is being held in response to the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Government Workshop's participation demonstrates its recognition of innovation as a core value and a cornerstone in presenting high quality services--complementing the National Innovation Strategy aimed at supporting the objectives of UAE Vision ......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 ......read more
UAE, February 26, 2018 - Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently highlighted the importance of commitment to instill generosity and other positive values among the young generation and make them as role models in advancing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision of raising the UAE’s reputation as a leading nation in promoting different aspects of humanitarian work. This statement came during a meeting with Mohammed Abdullah Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent in Dubai and accompanying delegation, who ......read more
In line with its continuous smart transformation and innovation programs and in support of the UAE Innovation Month this year, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will highlight its most advanced applications and smart e-platforms - all of which are designed to boost sustainability in the maritime sector - at Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2018 taking place at Dubai Canal in Jumeirah. Maritime industry leaders, exhibitors, and visitors of the event will have an opportunity to learn more about the interactive features of the DMCA’s innovative smart applications and solutions ......read more
H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council.
The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 and also falls in line with the continuing efforts to support Emirati entrepreneurs--enhancing their roles and recognizing the contributions made by the SME segment in the overall development of the ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more
21% rise compared to 2016
Dubai – 21 February 2018: Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.
Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:
The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.
The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings ......read more
19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.
FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss ......read more
UAE, February 18, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman's Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be instilled in the future generations to help make the UAE one of the world's most advanced nations.
The new initiative was part of DED-Ajman’s commemoration of the centennial birth ......read more
UAE, January 17, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai, has launched a new initiative ‘Leader's Challenge’ under the theme, ‘Adoption of Zayed's Thoughts and Leadership’ during a special discussion session organized by the SLC’s Creativity and Innovation department and hosted by the SLC Leadership Council at the Youth Centre in Emirates Towers. The initiative is a quality-focused approach towards instilling and teaching the values inspired by the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the ......read more
Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018
Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 - The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018: A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.
“Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion. The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, ......read more
As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 - Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements.
Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.
The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and ......read more
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:
The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments
WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future
The World Government Summit has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 - His Highness ......read more
Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta.
The initiative took place on 1st ......read more
Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
“Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.
Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth.
Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.
Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit.
The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead of the World Government Summit 2018 and as part of the ‘Space Settlement Forum’ sessions covering topics including ‘Living off the Land (ISRU/Agriculture/Power)’ and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, ......read more