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    Inauguration of Dubai Route 2020 Metro

    Alstom-led consortium delivers extension of Dubai Metro Red Line   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2020: Alstom congratulates Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), on the inauguration of the Dubai Route 2020 Metro. This iconic project was ceremonially inaugurated by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai on 7 July 2020, and was also attended by Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom’s CEO and Chairman of the Board as well as the top management of the ExpoLink Consortium via video conference technology.     The new line project, commenced in July 2016 and carried out by the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gülermak, consists of a 15km-long line, of which ......read more

    Dubai Customs' 2nd Consultative Council discusses challenges and opportunities of post Covid-19 era

    Dubai – 11 July 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs, HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai will play a pivotal role in developing and progressing the e-commerce sector in the coming few years, and that the chances are very good for the UAE to become a central hub for e-commerce, especially for African, Gulf and South American markets.  Musabih, in the second Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council meeting 2020, which he chaired and was held online, said that Dubai has been recently ranked first as the fastest growing e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa. This goes down, he said, to a number of factors including the continuous digital development and adoption, the growing number of customers and the world-class infrastructure Dubai has. “Dubai Customs extends full support to help ......read more

    In Partnership with Pure Health, Abu Dhabi Police Conducts Over 43,000 Covid-19 Tests for its Members

    Abu Dhabi - July 9, 2020: Abu Dhabi Police, in partnership with with Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, conducted Covid-19 screenings for more than 43000 members of the force since the launch of the screening program in the second week of April 2020 across the emirate. Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, Director of Financial Services at Abu Dhabi Police, said, “Under the screening project, three teams of healthcare professionals from Abu Dhabi Police and Pure Health are working simultaneously in the frontline on this special campaign to fortify the nation’s fight against the deadly pandemic. The process included registration, PCR Covid19 screening, lab testing and reporting across all areas in the emirate.”  Commenting on the campaign, Lieutenant Colonel Thurya Al Hashemi, Director of ......read more

    Dubai Startup Hub and Dtec Announce Winners of Emirati Development Programme

    • First phase of programme featured a Training and Mentorship Academy organised by Dubai Startup Hub in partnership with Dtec, followed by a pitch competition   • 30 Emirati entrepreneurs took part in the programme, while the top 5 winners received one-on-one mentorship support   Dubai, UAE 07 July 2020: Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), a wholly owned tech co-working space by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today announced the winning candidates of the first phase of the Emirati Development Programme (EDP).   Sultan Alhosani and Fahad Alzarooni of TutorMe, a platform connecting highly qualified tutors to students; Alanoud Mubarak of CoDevelop, a provider of digital services and products; Hassan ......read more

    Dubai Culture Wins Excellence Award From Arab Federation for Libraries and Information

    • Distinction in Dubai’s public libraries services and interaction with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic • An integrated work system to support library staff and communicate with them during the closure • Rich programmes to maintain the audience’s interaction with libraries and reading as a daily habit • Supporting local writers and promoting their literary works through the ‘Introducing a Writer’ initiative     Dubai, UAE, July 7, 2020:   Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced that its public libraries had won the Excellence Award in the ‘I Know” initiative launched by the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI), the largest professional and scientific union for libraries and information In the Arab world. The award ......read more

    International Day of Cooperatives 2020: Union Coop Urges Cooperatives to Join Hands in Climate Change Efforts

    This year the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Climate Change’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently was listed on the interactive map of the official website of ‘International Co-operative Alliance’ for its contribution and efforts towards tackling the issues of Climate change and reducing the carbon footprint. Union Coop believes that the combined efforts of Cooperatives around the world can surely make a difference in climate change efforts. Its statement reflects the retail brand’s passion and efforts when it comes to sustainable development actions for climate change. Explaining this the Director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki said, “Union Coop is making important ......read more

    Dubai Chamber and DAFZA Collaborate to Connect Digital Services

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:    Dubai’s ease of doing business is expected to improve further following Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s announcement that it is cooperating with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) to connect the two organizations’ digital services.  Under the terms of the new partnership, companies can register as Dubai Chamber members, or renew their existing membership, through DAFZA’s digital platform.  The strategic move aims to enhance and expand digital services available to Dubai Chamber member companies and the wider business community in Dubai amid heightened demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the collaboration supports the Chamber’s efforts to boost the emirate’s attractiveness as a global business ......read more

    H.E. Vipul Flags Off UAE's First Ever Individually Sponsored Flight to India

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 04, 2020:   H.E.Vipul, Consul General, Consulate of India, Dubai, handed over the air ticket to            Ms Athira Narayanan, who was without any job and income for the past three months. She was one of the passengers of the special chartered flight from Dubai to Kochi organized as part of their CSR initiative by J&J Marketing LLC to repatriate 185 Indians. This fully sponsored repatriation flight was made possible, thanks to the efforts and coordination between Mr Jiji & team and the Government bodies. All passengers expressed their heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to the organisers.  Mr.Vipul conveyed his appreciation and lauded the efforts taken by Jiji to help the needy.  Mr. Jiji Varghese, Managing Director of J&J Marketing ......read more

    20 Million Etihad Guest Miles Donated to Support Refugees Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 02, 2020:   Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign on 5 April 2020 to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings. An initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in the Middle East, every Etihad Guest Mile donated has supported basic infection control and adequate containment measures.  Since the launch of the campaign, generous Etihad Guest members donated over 10 million Etihad Guest Miles which is equivalent to 20 ventilators or almost 20,000 masks.  Dr Nadia Bastaki, Vice President Medical Services, Etihad ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Students Develop Quarantine Tracking App

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students have succeeded in developing a quarantine tracking mobile application for COVID-19. This project offered students the opportunity to put their technology skills to the test while contributing to the fight against COVID-19. The application is based on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and geolocation features to enable monitoring of quarantined individuals and ensures compliance with government guidelines.  The smart solution was developed by Maha Yaghi and Tasnim Basmaji, students on the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, and supervised by Dr. Mohammed Ghazal, Chair of the Department, utilizing the resources and capabilities available at the University. Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Making That Giant Leap for Humankind - The Hope Probe Mission to the Red Planet the Latest Debate in the ‘Literary Conversations Across Borders' Series

    Live digital session with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State and Dr. Farouk El-Baz, NASA space scientist and geologist Moderated live from Japan by Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, MBRSC United Arab Emirates –  1 July 2020:  The imminent Hope Probe mission to Mars wll be the subject under discussion on Saturday 11 July 2020 19:30 GST with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State and Dr. Farouk El-Baz, NASA space scientist and geologist. They will be joined live from Kagoshima, Japan by Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). The speakers will assess what space exploration has taught mankind, and what life-changing advancement we can expect from  the project, which is placing the UAE at the forefront of scientific discovery. ......read more

    Dubai Customs Organizes Regional Interactive Anti-drug Workshop

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:     Dubai Customs joined the world in celebrating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26th June every year. The Government organization organized a regional interactive workshop under the auspices of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, which aimed to more knowledge and experience exchange, and more cooperation in fighting illicit trafficking.    The Federal Customs Authority, the Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (Rilo) in Saudi, the Saudi Customs, local customs departments and more than 200 participants took part in the online workshop, which was facilitated by Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. The workshop discussed Dubai Customs’ ......read more

    Dubai Chamber's Give and Gain 2020 Attracts record Participation

    -   Over 800 employees dedicated 15,000 hours during the virtual corporate volunteering initiative in the midst of COVID 19, benefitting over 50,000 individuals    - Remote Volunteering activities included digital life skills sessions for children, learning and development webinars for youth and robotics workshops    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:    Over 800 employee volunteers participated in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Give & Gain 2020, which was held virtually from 23rd April to 21st May for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on digital skills and activities involving youth, the elderly and blue-collar workers.   The initiative attracted record participation as volunteers dedicated 15,000 hours across projects ......read more

    Dubai Rental Disputes Center Adds New Payment Channels

    • Bin Mejren: Advancing digital transformation and integrating services between the public and private sectors • Abdulqader Musa: The new channels facilitate procedures for customers and reduce paperwork   Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2020:   In line with the directives of the UAE government towards becoming a smart government, The Dubai Rental Disputes Center (RDC) provided new payment channels by enhancing cooperation and strengthening strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors in Dubai to provide facilities for customers to complete their payments directly through flexible and easy procedures via their bank accounts. To achieve these goals, RDC announced its complete compatibility with the Noqodi digital wallet to settle government services fees by relying on the ‘NetBanking’ ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Coastal Centers deals with 5,700 dhows and vessels in 5 months

    Dubai – 29 June 2020:   Three customs centers (Hamriya, Creek and Deira Wharfage) at Dubai Customs have dealt with 5,700 traditional dhows and vessels in the last 5 months of 2020. The positive figures, during what has been a testing time, reflects a resilient economy that maintains diversity, even during crises. The customs centers, operated by the Coastal Customs Center Management, have been active and busy as ever during the pandemic in dealing with large volume of goods. Creek and Deira Wharfage centers dealt with 3,300 dhows, carrying 124,000 tons of cargo worth Dh3.3b. Hamriya Port dealt with 2,402 vessels (1,165 wooden dhows and 1,237 vessels). Cargo included vehicles, electronics, spare parts and foodstuff.  During the coronavirus pandemic, Dubai Customs maintained its swift response to ensure streamlined ......read more

    Al Adil Trading

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading has already facilitated the return of more than 1000 Indians to their home country.  He has borne the complete  ticket expense and COVID testing fees, apart from food kit for over 1000 Indians from the UAE who got repatriated. This has been a personal initiative from his side to help those who are unable to meet the expenses in order to travel to our homeland.  The next chartered flight that Dr. Datar is planning on 30th June, will be to repatriate labourers who want to get back to their hometown due to diverse reasons and the flight will be to Maharashtra. This is a CSR initiative from the side of Dr. Datar and he meets the expense for this from his own fund. He does not depend ......read more

    Mo'asher index value Hits outstanding six-month numbers in May 2020

    ● The Official Dubai House Price Monthly Index saw a rise of 0.54 per cent as the index value moved from 1.115 to 1.121, a rise of 0.006 points ● In May 2020, Dubai Land Department recorded 1,440 transactions worth AED 2.47 billion ● 66.5 per cent of these transactions were in the off-plan market and 33.5 per cent in the secondary market   Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2020 - Dubai Land Department (DLD), in cooperation with Property Finder, launched the third edition of Mo’asher, Dubai’s official sales price index. The base year for Mo’asher is 2012 and the base month for the monthly index is January 2012, with the base quarter for the quarterly index being Q1 2012.    The Dubai sales house index increased by 12.1 per cent in May 2020 compared to the base year 2012, recording a ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center Holds the Fourth Annual Meeting With Strategic Dubai Government Partners

    32 government entities participating in the Dubai Government Excellence Program Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:    In support of the continuous efforts towards securing the cyberspace in the Emirate of Dubai, the Dubai Cyber Security Center (DESC) held the fourth annual meeting with government entities in the Emirate of Dubai to discuss preparations for the evaluation of the cyber security indicators included within the fourth generation of the Dubai Government Excellence Program. The virtual meeting was held with the participation of 32 strategic Dubai government partners and 85 specialists in information security and organizational excellence. The meeting aims to review the preparations for the third evaluation cycle and the updated cyber security indicators evaluation mechanism, which was developed based ......read more

    Dubai Customs Announces Seizures of the Year on International Day Against Drug Abuse

    Dubai – 27 June 2020:   On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26th June every year, Dubai Customs announced its seizures during the past months of the year. These included a seizure of 6.758kg of cocaine concealed in a suitcase and jacket of a lady coming from an African country. Another passenger coming from an Asian country was carrying 5.6kg of marijuana. Another seizure was 120 capsules of cocaine weighing 10.10kg induced by a passenger from an Asian country. Jebel Ali Port Inspection Center seized 53,760 lyrica pills concealed in cartoons as part of a shipment.  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said protection of society from the hazards of drugs and illegitimate trade is one of the main roles Dubai Customs plays. “We work ......read more

    FOAP Donates Various Medical Equipment to Al Qassimi Hospital

    Sharjah, June 24, 2020:  As part of its initiatives to support the efforts of the UAE’s health institutions, as well as to provide the financial and moral support to arthritis patients, the Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) yesterday donated 21 wheelchairs to Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah. The initiative is one of a series of initiatives made by FOAP to support Al Qassimi Hospital. This includes the donation of Bone Densitometry (DEXA, DXA) worth AED 550,000, the contribution of AED 900,000 to developing the physiotherapy unit, the donation of AED 50,000 to provide 50 wheelchairs, and the provision of free treatment for prissy patients. Her Excellency Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Head of FOAP, said: “FOAP is keen to provide the ......read more

    Dubai Chamber launches CSR programme to help SMEs in Dubai navigate Covid-19

    • Dubai Chamber Business Mentoring and Support (BMS) Programme pairs large corporations with SMEs that require ongoing support and professional advice as they address new challenges    • First-of-its-kind programme aims to create a business support ecosystem and platform that builds stronger links between large companies and SMEs in Dubai     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 23, 2020:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the launch of its Business Mentoring and Support (BMS) Programme, a CSR initiative designed to help SMEs in Dubai navigate new challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, by pairing them with large corporations that can offer support and mentorship where needed.   The first-of-its-kind programme, established by Dubai Chamber’s ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation Join Forces in Global Drive to Preserve Vulnerable Species

    Collaboration will leverage IFHC’s leadership in Houbara conservation to enhance international dialogue       Abu Dhabi, UAE — 21 June 2020: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader in pre-emptive species conservation, and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) entered into a new collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is aimed at enhancing efforts to conserve the Houbara bustard, an emblematic species in Arabian culture.  The signing of the MoU will see IFHC lend its proficiency in developing uniform standards, procedures, and mechanisms in promoting efforts geared towards the conservation of the Houbara, in addition to enhancing coordination between both entities in mounting and driving awareness ......read more

    Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director for Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram

    21st June 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Public Services Company Serco Middle East has appointed Wallace Weatherill as its new Managing Director, a role in which he will spearhead the operations of the largest automated transport system in the region the Dubai Metro as well as the Dubai Tram in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Serco Middle East operates and maintains the Dubai Metro and operates the Dubai Tram on behalf of the RTA. Wallace has worked in the Middle East rail industry for over 6 years, firstly mobilising the North-South high-speed passenger Railway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Wallace re-joins the public services company having previously served as Serco’s Director for Rail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With almost 20 years dedicated experience in the ......read more

    Dubai Customs Frontline Heroes Vow to Continue Selfless Efforts

    Dubai – 20 June 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council posted a video on his Instagram account expressing appreciation for the exceptional efforts of COVID-19 frontline workers. The message has raised the morals of Dubai Customs inspection officers and employees, being frontline workers, and renewed their strength in serving the nation and protecting the society.  Inspection officers and employees expressed their happiness for this expressive and deep message shared by the Crown Prince who described anyone involved in the effort as “today’s finest soldiers”. And he said their ongoing "selflessness" showed enormous courage, redefining the meaning of "service and ......read more

    Stop and Help Dads Honour Dad by feeding another family in his name this Father's Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2020:   Sunday 21 June is Father’s Day. Dads are often so difficult to buy for – but not this year! Kindness exchange Stop and Help provides the perfect solution.  The greatest accolade any child could pay a loving father is to celebrate his role as provider by providing for another family in need in his name.  Participants simply choose whether they’d like to provide one week or four weeks’ shopping for a family struggling to cope in the current pandemic and then complete the Stop and Help form online at: http://form.jotform.com/201315297386458/. Participants will be encouraged to share their good deeds and celebrations on social media with a photo of their dads and the hashtag #stopandhelpdads to raise awareness of all those fathers currently ......read more

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    The UAE Ministry of Economy discusses common economic challenges brought about by COVID-19 with the European Union

    The Ministry of Economy participates in a video conference with Trade Counsellors of the European Union Member States Al Kait: “At the root of all this tragedy, of COVID-19, is the “shared responsibility” of the international community and the leveraging of extensive dialogue between the public and private sectors as an opportunity to ensure complementarities and synergies.” Wide spectrum of opportunities to boost bilateral trade between the UAE and the EU EU countries are UAE’s most important source of food commodities, as the EU acquires more than 15 ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee launches Legislative Audit e-System

    In a virtual introductory meeting involving 32 Dubai government entities UAE, 30 June 2020 – The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) launched the Legislative Audit e-System (LAS) during a virtual introductory meeting attended by 32 local government entities that are subject to legislative audit. The launch, which took place via the Microsoft Teams platform, formed part of the ongoing efforts to ensure optimal application of legislation in Dubai in line with the emirate’s ambitious development plan. H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin ......read more

    DMCA lifts timing restrictions on maritime activities

    Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2020 - Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has issued a circular lifting the timing restrictions for maritime activities. The step indicates the return of the maritime sector in Dubai to its normal pace following the Dubai Government’s successful completion of the National Disinfection Programme, which paved the way for the restoration of economic activities including tourism initiatives. DMCA continues its efforts to implement all the necessary measures to regulate and facilitate maritime activities that would strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone boosts procurement support to its free zone-based investors

    Ajman Free Zone’s efforts accounted for 22 per cent of the total number of contracts made by free zone-based investors The support has helped increase the total procurement and contracts of AFZ-based SMEs to 12 per cent Seven per cent growth seen in procurement support during the first five months of the year as compared to 2019 during the same period 28 June 2020: As part of its commitment to promote economic growth and continued support to the busines community, Ajman Free Zone’s procurement support to free zone-based investors has increased by 7 per cent ......read more

    Statement of Eng. Ali Abdulla Bin Towaih Al Suwaidi Director General, Ajman Free Zone

    On Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day June 26, 2020: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises represent a strategic importance for us--they are a major engine for growth and development in the UAE, contribute a large share in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and constitute one of the most important sectors that support production. They are key to achieving economic diversification and promoting investments within the youth segment. On June 27 of each year, the whole world celebrates Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day -- an important occasion that ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee to virtually launch ‘Legislative Audit e-System'

    32 Government Entities expected to attend the event UAE, 22 June 2020 – The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (the “SLC”) will hold a virtual introductory meeting to launch the ‘Legislative Audit e-System’ (“LAS”), an online platform designed to assist in the development of sustainable and balanced legislation aiming at supporting Dubai’s comprehensive and ambitious development plan. Scheduled for June 29, 2020 on Microsoft Teams, the meeting is expected to be attended by 32 local government ......read more

    City Football Group Introduces Cityzens Giving for Recovery

    CITY FOOTBALL GROUP INTRODUCES CITYZENS GIVING FOR RECOVERY TWELVE MONTH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TO HELP COMMUNITIES GET BACK ON THEIR FEET   • Campaign will mobilise CFG’s nine clubs, thousands of staff, players, coaches and millions of fans for recovery • CFG has already committed close to £1m of donations, in-kind support and loaning of facilities to COVID-19 emergency effort. • Recovery campaign aims to deliver a minimum of another £1m of funding and support, including backing nine recovery-linked projects near to each of CFG’s ......read more

    L'oréal Middle East Launches UAE Solidarity Programme to Support the Nation's COVID-19 Relief Efforts

     AED 4 million of essential and personal care products donated to support the ongoing efforts of NGOs and hospitals     L’Oréal partnered with the “Emirates Red Crescent” Authority to support the Emirates Humanitarian Fund campaign by providing more than 58,000 essential care products to communities impacted by the economic crisis that has resulted from the pandemic     United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 16 June 2020 – L’Oréal Middle East has launched a UAE solidarity programme to support stakeholders involved in the ......read more

    Dubai's Economy Continues Exceptional Performance Despite Pandemic

    95% increase in business registration applications    Dubai – 15 June 2020:  Dubai’s economy continued its exceptional performance despite headwinds from a slowdown in global economic growth due to the coronavirus pandemic. Number of customs transactions completed by Dubai Customs skyrocketed 36% in the first five months of 2020 to reach 5.9 million compared to 4.4 million transactions in the corresponding period in 2019.  In May, Dubai Customs completed 1.1 million transactions compared to 994,000 in May 2019, growing 10.6%. The growth reflects ......read more

    SCCI, ADEX Hold Joint Webinar on Financing Services and Solutions to Boost UAE Exports

    Sharjah, June 14, 2020: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, recently organized a joint webinar with the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, titled “Financial Services and Solutions for the Development of the UAE export companies”. The event comes as part of the bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to enhance joint cooperation and to join efforts to help national companies from the SCCI members to expand its export operations and access new markets, through the utilization of financing services and guarantees ......read more

    DLD Reduces Real Estate Registration Procedures to One Step Through One Channel

    • The new accomplishment ensures customer convenience and happiness while also enhancing Dubai's position as the preferred real estate investment destination in the world • Providing a new electronic complaints mechanism within the Smart Dubai initiative and dealing with it confidentially to maintain integrity and transparency     Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2020:  As part of its keenness to facilitate the completion of real estate registration transactions – buying, selling, and other transactions –  with record speed, and enabling the ......read more

    Report on Payments to Governments for the year 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2020:    Introduction and basis for preparation This report sets out details of the payments made to governments by RAK Petroleum plc and its subsidiary undertakings (‘RAK Petroleum’) for the year ended 31 December 2019 as required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the ‘DTRs’) and in accordance with our interpretation of the draft Industry Guidance issued for the UK’s Report on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014, as amended in December 2015 ......read more

    VFS Global Donates IT Devices In Support of ‘Education Uninterrupted' Campaign In The UAE

    Organized by Dubai Cares, the campaign empowers students to continue with their education through distance learning from the safety of their homes     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2020:  Most school children in UAE are required to continue their education from home through online learning due to security measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19. But a substantial number of these students do not have access to a home computer. Through ‘Education Uninterrupted’ campaign, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Police Discuss Safety Protocols for Fans with Stakeholders

    European Tour gets ready for restart behind closed doors, but hopes to see spectators at events later in 2020 Salgado thanks Dubai and UAE for “big effort” to make every member of the community feel secure during COVID-19 crisis   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2020:    Former Spain and Real Madrid star Michel Salgado and the head of European Tour Golf’s Middle East operations shared their insights alongside top officials of Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Police as they discussed safety protocols for the “Return of Spectators to Sports ......read more

    Emirates Post Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Arab League With Commemorative Stamp

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 9 June 2020:   Emirates Post issued a distinctive commemorative stamp to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Arab League, marking the historic step made by the founding generation of Arab leaders to develop an institutional framework for relations between Arab countries. The initial run of the commemorative stamp comprises of 25,000 stamps along with 1,000 First Day Cover Sheets, available for sale at Emirates Post Central Customer Happiness Centres and on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae. Commenting on this special ......read more

    Benedetta Paravia Produces Second Season of the Docu-Factual ‘Hi Emirates'

    The series is dedicated to Sheikha Fatma Bint Mubarak Umm al Emarat, with the aim to share inspirational stories of women in the U.A.E. with Italian audience    Dubai, UAE, June 07, 2020:   Benedetta Paravia, author, producer, and co-host of the cross media format (TV, web and inflight) ‘Hi Dubai’, is now joined by the Countess Patrizia Landini in the second season “Hi Emirates”, which has been produced in English and Italian.  In this season, ‘Hi Dubai’ changes its name to ‘Hi Emirates’ and narrates how ......read more

    Celebrated Author Abdelouahab Aissaoui Joins Abu Dhabi International Book Fair for Virtual Session

    In event organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Algerian writer discusses his novel 'The Spartan Court', winner of the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 07 June 2020:  Celebrated Algerian author Abdelouahab Aissaoui discussed his novel The Spartan Court, winner of the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), during the latest Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) Virtual Session.  Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the session was ......read more

    Dubai Customs Handles Remote Working Efficiently

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 07, 2020:    Dubai Customs is reaping what it has sown and invested for years in advanced technologies following the directives of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and as part of the government vision to turn into a smart government. This was manifested in a number of smart services, applications and programs that serve clients and facilitate legitimate trade and global supply chain Latest figures released by Customs Development Division, which is in charge of developing innovative systems and platforms, showed that ......read more

    SCCI Holds Virtual Workshop on Assessment Principles Adopted by European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)

    Sharjah, June 6, 2020”   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Excellence Award Office, organized recently an online workshop entitled ‘the global assessment principles adopted by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)”. The workshop comes as part of the training programs organized by the secretariat of the Sharjah Excellence Award before the new edition of the Award, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of ......read more

    Dubai International Financial Centre Position as the Region's Reinsurance Sector Hub Reconfirmed

    • Gross Written Premiums for the reinsurance sector in DIFC reached nearly $2 billion in 2019, representing annual growth of 17.4% - further reinforcing DIFC’s position as the region’s leading reinsurance hub   • Gross Written Premiums (GWP) for Q1 2020 reached $472 million, on par with Q1 2019 figures, reflecting continued industry stability and resilience   • DIFC is home to three of top five world-leading insurance companies globally and an expanding InsurTech market driving future insurance sector requirements     Dubai, ......read more

    Dubai Customs Honors 146 Employees for their Innovative Ideas to Fight Covid-19

    Dubai – 4 June 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih honored 146 employees who gave viable ideas and suggestions to curb covid-19 pandemic. This comes within the Government Department’s efforts to motivate its employees keep an innovative spirit and continue their viable suggestions and ideas to boost the Government Department’s overall performance, especially in response to covid-19 pandemic. The ideas delivered by the honored employees make 72% of overall viable ideas submitted this year.   Addressing the honored employees through Teams ......read more

    Quote from Abdullah Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD on World Environment Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Since 1974, World Environment Day has been encouraging global awareness and action for the protection of our environment by preserving and protecting environmental resources, following sustainable practices, addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity and more.  This day, specifically amidst the current global pandemic, offers an open invitation for all entities, institutions and individuals from the public and private sectors, to discuss the impact economic systems and social activities have on the environment, and the ......read more

    Ajman Tourism Highlights the Emirate's Unique Features at ATM Virtual

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:   Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) highlighted the unique features of the Emirate of Ajman during the first-ever ATM Virtual, that took place from 1-3 June and provided a combination of networking, one-to-one meetings with buyers and extensive current insights from leading industry professionals.   HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General participated in a panel discussion on the initiatives to be taken to revive the travel and tourism industry to secure sustainable investment in the region.    He ......read more

    ABCC Cultural Director wins UNESCO prize

    June 3, 2020- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Cultural Director Silvia Alice Antibas won the 2019 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture in a historic victory that was announced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Antibas, who was one of the recipients, is the first Brazilian woman to get the award. She and the other winners were recognized for their contributions to and achievements in helping spread awareness of Arab art and culture around the world. Over the past 30 years, the historian has devoted her career to promoting a deeper ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone claims 2020 Superbrands title

    Home to 8,000 companies and investors from 145 countries, free zone successfully develops brand that stands out from crowded market AFZ contributes major share in Ajman’s total exports and re-exports with 44 per cent and 51 per cent respectively 24 hours of global business set-up enabled via digital portal June 3, 2020: Ajman Free Zone, which is widely recognized as one of the UAE's leading free zones and highly reputed for its support for international businesses and move to enhance the performance of local companies and their business transactions, has been conferred ......read more

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