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    Commentary by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren on the Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys

    HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren Director General – Dubai Land Department At Dubai Land Department (DLD), we followed with unprecedented care the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys. We support and value the Dubai Executive Council's Government Excellence Program under the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. we would like to emphasize the constants that guide good leadership. We would like to affirm the constants that drive our wise leadership, especially those that aim to raise customer happiness and their satisfaction with the services provided, embodying them in development initiatives that guarantee the improvement in the government performance system. In this context, after more

    Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ recently signed 2 memorandum of understanding with ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’, the first non-profitable authorized humanitarian organization that provides shelter and care in the UAE to the victims of domestic abuse, violence, child abuse and the victims of human trafficking. The first MoU states golden sponsorship for the World Day Campaign to reduce the violence against women and raise awareness about the issue, and the second concerns the expansion of green homes project that will contribute to providing a sustainable source of income to assist these groups, which are looked after by the foundation.    The agreement was signed between H.E Afra Al Basti, the Director more

    H.H. Sheikh Hamdan honours 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadets during graduation ceremony

    Several top leaders, dignitaries & military attachés from various countries’ embassies attend the ceremony Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 16 January 2020:  The graduation ceremony of the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy officers was held recently in the presence of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The gala ceremony took place at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai. The ceremony began with the national anthem, followed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s inspection of the graduating officers’ row, which had been at the very front. After the inspection, Brigadier Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi delivered a speech on the significance of the occasion, in which he referred to the integration of modern technologies in academic programs and training. He more

    Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces extension to deadline for entries to the Middle East's first Stevie® Awards

    • ‘Business Oscars’ to be held in Ras Al Khaimah  • Introductory Workshops for Participants   • Stevie Awards is open to Government, private, profit and non-profit organizations   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 16 January, 2020: Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards, which is known widely as the ‘business Oscars’, has announced an extension to the deadline for entries to its first Middle East Stevie Awards until January 22, 2020.    Due to an overwhelming response from businesses looking to participate, Stevie Award organizers opted to extend the deadline to allow more time for entries from across the MENA region.    The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the more


    Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) signed between the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport to identify new social projects which could be funded under the innovative financing scheme    Abu Dhabi, 16 January 2019: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport have today announced a new Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) that will see the two government organizations work together to progress the introduction of the Social Impact Bonds system of financing social impact projects. The MoC ceremony was attended by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of more

    Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree placing Dubai government sports organisations under Dubai Sports Council's supervision

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed issues decree on the organization of sports institutions and sports events in the Emirate of Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:   In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, has issued Decree No. 1 of 2020 placing Dubai government sports organisations under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council. The Decree states that government sports organisations, including those established or annexed through a legislation, will be supervised by the Dubai Sports Council, except for Dubai Equestrian Club, Dubai Racing Club, Dubai Camel Racing Club and any sports establishment exempted from such supervision by a decision of the Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin more

    1,248 beneficiaries of the Department of Students' Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture in 2019

    49 nationalities from 6 continents   Dubai, 13 January 2020:   Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 1,248 students, of 49 nationalities, from 6 continents, benefited from the courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs at the center in 2019. The center’s data indicated that students were between 9 to 72 years of age, which underscores the inclusive nature of the center’s courses.   Courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs last year included special courses for residents of the UAE, including Filipinos, Pakistanis, Indians, Singaporean, French, Turkish and Ethiopian nationals. Furthermore, New Muslims courses, Ramadan Forum, Children Summer courses, and more

    Saud Al Mazrouei: 2020 budget highlights Sharjah's commitment to growth, development and progress

    Sharjah, 13 January 2020:    The Emirate of Sharjah is experiencing strong economic growth and moving strongly towards further development and progress, said HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE).   Al Mazrouei made his remarks on the occasion of approving the Emirate’s largest ever general budget on Sunday by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The director affirmed that Sharjah is progressing towards greater economic improvements thanks to the wise vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, adding that the 2020 budget, which comes in line with the government spending plans and infrastructure projects, will give an additional boost to local more

    Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 Aims to Raise Funds to Improve Health and Well-being of 74,000 Syrian Refugees

    • Taking place on 23 January, 2020 at Emirates Palace • Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance • Held in benefit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon • UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Helena Christensen and UNHCR High Profile Supporter Kat Graham to attend     United Arab Emirates; January 12, 2020:   Following the success of the inaugural 2019 ball, Abu Dhabi based collective Sawtouna is hosting this year’s event with the aim of helping to cover primary healthcare for 74,000 Syrian refugee women and children displaced in Lebanon. Taking place on Thursday 23 January at the prestigious Emirates Palace, the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan more

    Stage set for 16th SteelFab 2020 at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah, 11 January 2020:  Technology is set to take centre stage as the region’s premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry event gets ready to roll on Monday (Jan 13) at Expo Centre Sharjah. A trusted platform for the past 16 years, the four-day SteelFab 2020 will once again become a gateway for latest technology and innovations from across the world, besides serving as an important platform for the regional fabrication industry to meet, network and share experiences. More than 300 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event, and they will be displaying more than 700 international brands of machinery and equipment at nearly 20,000 sq m of premier exhibition space. “Manufacturing is the growth engine of our economy; the steady growth seen over the more

    MoHAP Unveils its Visiting Consultants Program for January 2020

    Dubai, January 11, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, had recently announced its Visiting Consultants Program for the month of January 2020. An elite group of more than 23 consultants are visiting 10 of MoHAP’s hospitals to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services in accordance with the best international practices. The 10 hospitals are; Al Qasimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital (Sharjah), KhorFakkan Hosptial and Al Qasimi Hospital for Women & Children, Saqr Hospital & RAK Physiotherapy and Sports Medical Center in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals, and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai. Twenty Medical Specialties  The doctors’ specialties comprise 20 vital specialties including; Cardiology (Ecocardiography), orthopedics (Hand & upper extremities), interventional more

    Creek Customs and Deira Wharfage Centers dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019

    Musabih:  Maritime sector is essential for the local economy Dubai – 08 January 2020: Figures released by Dubai Customs showed that the Creek Customs Center and Diera Wharfage Center have dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019 compared to 15,603 in 2018.   During his evening tour to the two centers, Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients have contributed significantly in facilitating traffic of vessels and speeding up the declaration process.  “At Dubai Customs we keep developing our services, and this helps our different customs centers, including the Creek and Deira Wharfage Centers, achieve the overall vision of securing the borders and supporting legitimate trade.  In his evening tour, Musabih was accompanied by more

    Tabreed increases its stake in Saudi Tabreed to 28%

    Saudi Tabreed commissions the 20,000 RT King Khalid International Airport plant   January 02, 2020:    The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, has acquired an additional 8 percent stake in Saudi Tabreed, its district cooling investment vehicle in Saudi Arabia held jointly by Vision Invest (formerly ACWA Holding), IDB Infrastructure Fund II of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and others, bringing its ownership up to 28 percent. Khaled Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, said: “This acquisition underscores our commitment to supporting and fulfilling the current and future infrastructure needs of large scale developments throughout the Middle East and further cements our position as a leading international more

    Exciting Discounts, Valuable Prizes, and Unprecedented Deals Await Visitors to Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020

    Sharjah, December 31, 2019: The new season of the Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in association with the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Municipality, and Sharjah Commerce &Tourism Development Authority, has kicked today Wednesday and will run until February 16. The eagerly-awaited event is featuring numerous activities and exciting discounts of up to 75%. This is in addition to raffle draws on valuable prizes offered by the shopping malls participating in the event. This year’s edition of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 is seeing new and interesting activities such as the Food Festival at Matajer Al Juraina, besides several recreational activities launched by the SCCI that match all age groups from Sharjah residents and visitors, more

    The World's Tallest Building Captivates the Globe with Spectacular New Year's Eve Show in Downtown Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:  Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa, wowed over 2 billion people across the globe with a breathtaking pyrotechnic show on the world’s tallest building to ring in 2020. In a mesmerising story, the Burj Khalifa transformed through animation, light, sounds and a synchronized fountain show taking viewers on a journey at the onset of a new decade.  Following the traditional 10 second digital countdown on the lit façade of Burj Khalifa, the clock struck midnight, signilling the Downtown Dubai skyline to be filled with a flurry of fireworks and colour for a record-breaking eight-minute and fourty three second-long show. Those lucky enough to view the show, were treated to the longest set of consecutive fireworks in the history of the Burj Khalifa NYE shows, timed at more

    The Ups Foundation Flies Urgent Relief From UAE to Flood-stricken Somalia

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS), in collaboration with UNHCR, announces the delivery of close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from homes. The relief efforts and collaborations in Somalia are just the latest in UPS’s history of supporting communities in times of need. In 2018, UPS and The UPS Foundation responded to 29 major world disasters and invested $16 million in funding, in-kind, and technical support for community safety initiatives that included disaster preparedness and urgent response, recovery and public health system strengthening. Relief spanned 71 countries across continents around the globe. more

    2019 ends and 2020 begins on a high note with the opening of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah

    Dubai, 31 December 2019:   To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions on Monday at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   The new season of the annual heritage sport, held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, kicked off with the RC (remote controlled) airplane for the Sheikhs and General Public categories. In the hotly-contested Sheikhs category, Team F3 finished at first place after Rashid bin Mejren’s falcon topped the chart with 1.11 minutes, followed by M7 team (led by Mustafa Al-Mas) at second place with a time of 1.12 minutes. Finishing in third place was ‘Fox 1’ for the more

    Emirates Post issues special commemorative stamps to mark 110 years of postal services in the UAE

     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2019:   Emirates Post issued a series of distinctive commemorative stamps to celebrate 110 years of postal services in the country, which began with the opening of the first postal office in Dubai.  Commenting on this special issuance, HE Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “The Post’s history plays a prominent role in introducing the civilization as well as the cultural and social traditions of the country, and documenting with stamps the heritage and customs of its people throughout time. We are proud to issue this commemorative stamp to celebrate 110 years of the launch of postal services in the UAE and the impact it had on the social and economic history of our nation, marking the moment when it began opening up to the more

    Emirates Post encourages customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February

    Corporate PO Box can now be linked to Trade License  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019: Emirates Post has announced that customers can renew their PO Box subscriptions starting today and encourages them to do so before 29 February 2020. Customers can renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website or the EPG Mobile Services app. Customers have the opportunity as from now to subscribe for three years instead of one.  Customers living in a villa across the UAE, can choose MyHome and have their mail delivered once or twice a week - based on the subscription package - to a dedicated PO Box installed at their villa gate or door. Customers can opt to keep their existing PO Box number when upgrading to MyHome subscriptions.  Individuals with PO Box more

    Middle East chefs spread the word on the quality of European butter

    Dubai-based chefs Dima Hamati and Waseem Aleisa and Saudi Arabia-based chef Ahmad Fraijeh have had recipes using the finest French butter published in an exclusive industry recipe book.    29th December 2019:   Three Middle East-based chefs have been selected by CNIEL, The French Dairy Board, and the European Union to feature in a prominent recipe book, showcasing the depth in quality and taste of European butter. The recipe book, which comes in an easy to use magazine format, features advice, recipe suggestions using the finest European butter as well as a history of how butter is made and why the unique method has remained the same for centuries. Dubai-based chef Dima Hamati, who was born in England to Lebanese parents, developed her skills at the French Culinary Institute of New York before undertaking more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Unilever empower young eco-activists working towards a sustainable future

    • His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi urges youth and industry to change attitudes towards plastic consumption and waste management as the only viable solution to the plastic issue • Young activists present their expectations and recommendations to the brands and the companies behind them Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019 – Unilever Gulf organized a working session with 30 young environmental activists from various GEMS Education schools in Dubai and American University of Sharjah, where the activists shared their expectations and proposed solutions to the plastic waste issue to His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The session was also attended by private sector representatives and NGOs. Around the world, people are increasingly opting more

    Voting for the UAE Nation Brand logo ends Dec.31

    7.2 million votes from all over the world  Voting campaign garnered 370 million social media views  UAE, India, US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Morocco, Canada, Algeria and Tunisia top the list of participating countries in the vote  Public vote to help plant millions of trees across the world  Voting is open online via until Dec. 31, in line with New Year’s Eve celebrations     Dubai, Dec. 28, 2019:  Voting for the logo of the UAE Nation Brand will continue until Dec. 31, marking the end of 2019.  The UAE Nation Brand has so far attracted an overwhelming 7.2 million votes in less than two weeks since its launch to select the logo that will represent the country to the world. The public cast their votes to choose one of three logos displayed on more

    SCCI: The New Season of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 to Begin with the New Year

    Sharjah, December 28, 2019:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, said that the new season of “Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020” will begin on January 1 and run until 1 to February 16, 2020. This came during the coordination meeting held recently to follow up on the ongoing preparations, as part of the SCCI’s keenness on developing the promotions offered. Held at the SCCI headquarters, the meeting discussed the current arrangements and the organizational mechanisms followed by the organizational committee throughout the promotions duration to ensure the success of all accompanying events and activities, in addition to reviewing the awards and deals which will be launched on the sidelines of the festival. This is in addition to coordinating with the workgroups of the shopping malls more

    Learning Emirati tradition is more fun at Heritage Winter Camp

    Dubai, December 26, 2019:  To build their personality and learn more about local Emirati culture in a fun and engaging way, at least 75 young Emiratis – aged between 10-16 years old – were selected to participate in the second edition of Winter Camp, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Education.   The week-long winter camp for boys began on December 22 and will run until December 28 at a camel farm in Al Nakhra, Dubai. The girls’ winter camp, organised in cooperation with the Association of Women's Renaissance, will take place from December 29-31.   Participants were chosen from schools around the country. Various fun and engaging activities are scheduled every day at the camp, where they will learn how to ride and take care of the more

    Dubai Customs discusses bilateral trade cooperation with Beninese Consul General

    Dubai, UAE, 25 December 2019: Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Adamu Aba Bajnan, Consul General of Benin in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Benin and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs.    “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Beninese diplomatic missions and businesses. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs expertise to the world” said Musabih. “Benin is an important trade partner to Dubai. The total value of mutual non-oil trade in 2018 was AED 1.5 billion. Imports had the lion’s share with AED 925 million, followed by re-exports with AED 501 million and exports with AED 77 million.”   In the first half of 2019, mutual trade more

    Other Top Stories from Government, Legal and Humanity
    Dubai Customs to host high-level panel discussions during the 5th WCO Global AEO Conference

    Leveraging cooperation and cross-border e-commerce among topics of discussion 19 January 2020. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Customs will host a series of high-level panel discussions during the 5th World Customs Organization (WCO) Global AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Conference in Dubai. Set to be held from March 10 to 12, 2020 at the Festival Arena, the conference, which is taking place in the Middle East for the first time, will be hosted by Dubai Customs in cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Federal Customs Authority. The event will feature key more

    Sharjah aims to entice more Northern European tourists via SCTDA's participation at Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 in Finland

    January 15, 2020: The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to work towards establishing a strong foothold in the Northern European tourism market. Efforts to draw in more visitors from the region will commence this year with its upcoming participation at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki, Finland. Set to take place from January 15 to 19, 2020, the latest edition marks the 2nd consecutive year that SCTDA will be joining the premier global travel event. In 2020, the Authority will showcase Sharjah’s range of diverse tourism offerings - from more

    HBMSU signs MoU with Alexandria University to enrich smart learning system in Arab world

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    Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime explores ways to strengthen cooperation and coordination with Kazakhstan on road transport development

    Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ambassador in UAE visits FTA UAE, 6 January 2020 – H.E. Eng Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori General Director of the Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime (FTA) held a meeting recently with His Excellency Madiyar Menilbekov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates, at the FTA office in Abu Dhabi. H.E Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori welcomed the Kazakh delegation and discussed FTA’s pioneering innovative projects and initiatives being implemented in accordance with the Authority’s regulatory more

    Inaugural edition of Policeman's Carnival kicks off this Thursday

    Carnival to mark conclusion of pre-event activities held ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets Marking the conclusion of an array of pre-event activities organized by the Dubai Police Academy ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets, the Academy will organize the first ‘Policeman Carnival’ of its kind, starting off this Thursday (January 9, 2020) running until January 15, 2020 at City Walk. Highlighting the role of Dubai Police in contributing to the happiness of the society and more

    Dubai Police Academy launches 'Touching Mother's Heart' initiative for the third consecutive year

    Initiative recognizes important role of mothers in raising future leaders Ceremony to be held in conjunction with the graduation ceremony of 27th batch of students Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 25 December 2019:Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and following the directives of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police; the Dubai Police Academy has announced its 'Touching Mother's Heart' initiative in conjunction with the graduation of the more

    Khalifa Fund throws spotlight on four successful projects at Al Dhafra Festival 2019

    Fund’s ‘Sougha Establishment’ showcases its diverse portfolio of traditional products at annual event Abu Dhabi, 24 December 2019: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) is throwing the spotlight on four local projects during its participation in the 13th edition of Al Dhafra Festival, which aims to highlight the rich culture and heritage of the UAE and the Arabian Peninsula. The Fund is also showcasing the diverse portfolio of locally handcrafted products under the social initiative, ‘Sougha Establishment.’ KFED's presence at the annual more

    Ministry of Economy announces plans for the SME sector for the year 2020

    Dr. Adib Al Afifi: The plan includes training programs to empower entrepreneurs; new channels to connect with global and regional markets; and extensive participations in specialized exhibitions Abu Dhabi, 24 December 2019: The National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises of the Ministry of Economy, the executive arm of the UAE SME Council, announced its plan to support and stimulate the country’s SME sector and promote entrepreneurship during the year 2020. The details of the strategic plan were announced today (24 December 2019) during a press conference held by the more

    UAEU Scientists, physics department are part of the team that discovered highest energy ever released from the most powerful cosmic explosion in the Universe.

    The researchers Dr. Aquib Moin and Saleh Nasri , Physics Department ,UAEU, with an international team of astronomers have detected record-breaking energy release from an extremely violent and powerful explosion. This is the highest energy radiation that has ever been detected from a cosmic explosion in the Universe. The source of this radiation was a “Gamma-Ray Burst”, an extremely powerful explosion which occurred in a distant galaxy about 4.5 billion light-years away. “Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most powerful explosions in the Universe that are thought be more

    Dubai Customs discusses more cooperation in governance with Singaporean counterpart

    Dubai – 24 December 2019: Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at Dubai Customs discussed best governance practices with their counterparts in Singapore. During her official visit to Singapore, Samira Abdul Razzak, Senior Manager of Quality Assurance at Dubai Customs touched upon the latest practices and frameworks of governance in Singapore Customs, and the latest programs and initiatives adopted by the international firms in Singapore.  The two sides exchanged experience and knowledge in customs transparency and governance. This comes within Dubai Customs efforts in more

    SLC introduces the Dubai government structure and discusses linguistic rules for drafting legislation with the participation of a number of Dubai government entities

    UAE, 23 December 2019 – In support of its continuing efforts to enhance the legislative system in Dubai and spread awareness about the legal sector, the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) organised an event to introduce the current government structure in the Emirate of Dubai with the participation of 36 government entities. In addition to that, the SLC organised a training programme for legal employees working in 38 government entities on the ‘Linguistic Rules for Drafting Legislation’. Senior Legal Advisor, Mohammed Al Etawi, Head of the SLC more

    Dubai Government Workshop organizes introductory workshop on Global Stars Rating Program

    December 23, 2019: Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently organized a special introductory workshop covering the use of the Global Stars Rating Program (7 Stars). Present during the event were H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO of Dubai Government Workshop, accompanied by the workshop's management and service teams. The workshop was aimed at educating participants about the Global Stars Rating Program, which grades performance based on a ‘two to seven’ star rating system. The workshop also looked towards classifying the services offered by the DGW--including the more

    Online registration for EXPO 2020 exhibitors from Dubai Customs

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    Cooperation between ESMA & Dubai Chamber to involve the private sector in reviewing legislation

    Dubai, December 22, 2019 – The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), that will see the two entities collaborate, share knowledge and involve the private sector in reviewing legislation with the aim of ensuring ease of doing business.  Under the terms of the agreement, business groups and business councils established under the umbrella of Dubai Chamber will evaluate policies issued by ESMA and provide feedback and suggestions for improving them. Working groups would more

    More countries join the standardisation initiative of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

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     Team Abu Dhabi’s defending champion edges out Swede on countback after Chiappe’s last lap slide   Sharjah, UAE, 21st December, 2019:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente retained his UIM F1H2O World Championship title in the most dramatic fashion today, edging out Sweden’s Jonas Andersson on a countback after the Swede won the Grand Prix of Sharjah.   Andersson looked set to claim the F1H2O crown for the first time until a damaged trim on the last lap for three-times world champion Philippe Chiappe saw Torrente squeeze past the Frenchman to more

    Emiratis top 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah qualifying rounds

    Dubai, 21 December 2019:   Emirati Yuweels (Youlah performers) dominated the first two qualifying rounds of the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) at Global Village’s Meydan Fort every Friday.   The UAE’s very own Abdullah Ali Al-Ketbi topped the first group with an almost perfect score of 49 out of possible 50 points. Al Ketbi hit the sensors four times and was able to catch the rifle three times. His Ghutra or traditional headdress fell during the performance but that did not affect his over-all more

    Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi discusses cooperation between UAE and Nicaragua in land and marine sectors

    FTA – Land & Maritime receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua in Abu Dhabi UAE, December 19, 2019: H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA), received an official delegation recently from the Republic of Nicaragua led by H.E. Denis Moncada Colindres, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua recently at the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. H.E. Dr. Al Nuaimi welcomed the Minister of more

    Al Zarooni Inaugurates WFZO Regional Office in Serbia and Discusses the Role of Freezones with the Serbian Finance Minister

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    UAE Ministry of Health Senior Officials Conduct Inspection Visit to Globalpharma

    Inspection tour part of the MoHAP’s strategy aimed at implementing national standards Dubai, UAE, 21st December 2019: GlobalPharma, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC,  hosted His Excellency Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practice and Licence Sector in the UAE Ministry of Health and Chairman of the UAE Supreme National Blood Transfusion Committee, and his accompanying delegation, Dr Ruqaya Al Bastaki, Director of Drug Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP); and Dr Rita Al Shalouhi, Expert in Pharmaceutical Policies; more

    Emirates Steel signs Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club

    - Emirates Steel employees will receive chess training and equipment from the club, alongside supporting one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest cultural institutions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 December 2019: Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club. The MoU seeks to develop chess playing abilities amongst employees at Emirates Steel, alongside supporting the growth of community activities in the heart of Abu Dhabi.  The MoU more

    Glnl accredits Dubai Customs as first innovative customs organization in UAE and worldwide

    Dubai Customs receives “Leader” level accreditation from GInI Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Unprecedented achievement in support of Dubai’s competitiveness Dubai – 21 December 2019: Dubai Customs has received a “Certified Innovative Organization”- Leader level certificate from the Global Innovation Institute to be the first customs organization in the UAE and worldwide to be graced with this accreditation.   Certified Innovative Organization is a unique certification reserved exclusively for businesses and government agencies. Through a process more

    DLD concludes awareness project on ‘Dubai REST' application in government entities

    • The first campaign covered five government entities with customer satisfaction exceeding 95% Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced the conclusion of the awareness project for the Dubai Real Estate Self Transaction (REST) smart application that it launched at government entities. The project constituted the participation of five government entities, whose services are linked to the Real Estate Registration and Services Sector, including Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP), Dubai Municipality Al Twar Center, Dubai Courts - Personal Status Court, more

    Community Development Authority Launches Study to Create Impactful Strategies to Enhance Social Responsibility in the Emirate of Dubai

    December 18, 2019: The Community Development Authority (CDA), has embarked on a journey to strengthen social development in Dubai, while simultaneously achieving the goals of Dubai’s Strategic Plan. The aim of this journey is to provide CDA, and the emirate of Dubai, with insights into the current practices that are taking place within the social sector as well as to notice any gaps in the sector that should be attended to. Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, Social Planning and Development Sector at Dubai Community Development Authority noted, “With every milestone we achieve, our ambitions more

    Sharjah Chamber highlights the latest developments of exporting food products to Saudi Arabia

    • Meeting discussed the future of the industrial sector and ways to improve its performance • Workshop organized in cooperation with Saudi Food and Drug Authority • Al-Awadi: Saudi’s participation reaffirms UAE-Saudi constant cooperation and coordination in the economic sector      18 December 2019:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, today (Wednesday) held an expanded meeting with representatives of Sharjah industrial sector to introduce them to the latest developments with regard to exporting food products to Saudi more

    Emirates Post issues commemorative stamp to celebrate Abu Dhabi Chamber's Golden Jubilee

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:  Emirates Post issued a distinctive commemorative stamp to celebrate the golden jubilee of The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since its establishment 50 years ago in 1969, the Chamber has been supporting its members and guiding the commercial and industrial private sector in the emirate, as well as advancing and protecting their interests in all government agencies and official institutions.  Considered the private sector’s representative, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry continually works on more

    DMT Welcomes Ambassadors and Officials to World Urban Forum Reception

    The event, hosted by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), aims to mobilise international support for the World Urban Forum in 2020 Abu Dhabi, 17th December 2019: A welcome reception for ambassadors of more than 30 countries was hosted by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Ambassadors and officials came together for the event, which aims to support the World Urban Forum (WUF10) that will be held in Abu Dhabi in 2020. The introductory reception highlighted opportunities available at WUF10 for the respective more

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