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    Dabur Amla Joins Hands with Friends Of Cancer Patients and Tips & Toes to Support Hair Donation Drive

    • ‘Strong Hair, Stronger You’ initiative aims to encourage hair donation during international breast cancer awareness month and beyond • Hair donated through the month of October will be used to make high quality hair prosthetics for breast cancer patients • The initiative will then continue till December 15, 2020, to reach out to more patients suffering from hair loss due to different types of cancer   Dubai, UAE - September 30, 2020:  Hair loss is one of the most traumatic experience a breast cancer patient goes through. To bring a smile to the faces of those undergoing cancer treatments, Dabur Amla, the leading hair oil brand in the GCC, has joined hands with the UAE-based non-profit, Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) and Tips & Toes Salon & Spa to launch an awareness initiative ......read more

    Heads of Ajman Municipality and Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Inspect Region's first Emirates Refuse-Derived Fuel plant

    Umm Al Quwain, UAE - September 27, 2020: A high-powered delegation drawn from the municipality of Ajman and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment today visited the Emirates Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) plant ahead of its start of operations early next month. The head of the Ajman Municipality, together with the undersecretary toured the facility to inspect its performance even as the region’s first Refuse-Derived Fuel plant in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain is able to receive over 1,000 tonnes of waste from the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain from October 1, 2020. Speaking during the visit, the Emirates RDF spokesperson said: “Emirates RDF is delighted that after intensive cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the President’s Initiatives Committee (Ministry of Presidential ......read more

    #pinktober: The Ritz-carlton, Dubai Raises Funds and Awareness for Breast Cancer This October

    The JBR resort has curated a special pink edition of the award-winning London Social Brunch, a pink Afternoon Tea and Rose Awakening Spa Ritual with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Brest Friends in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation   Dubai, UAE, 27 September 2020 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is proud to be supporting Brest Friends in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the launch of #PINKtober. Taking place at the JBR hotel throughout October, the month-long campaign will raise funds and create awareness, whilst celebrating survivors and those currently battling the illness.  Ladies and Gentlemen can partake in a range of #PINKtober activities for a good cause, such as a decadent Afternoon Tea in the prestigious Lobby Lounge, a special pink edition of the ......read more

    15 Years of Effective and Fruitful Initiatives in the Emirati Community “Information City” Continues Its Battle to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Dubai, September 27, 2020: “Information City”, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, with its strategic partner MTN and the support of the elite of local and international institutions, have not stopped its humanitarian and social journey in fighting the global Covid-19 pandemic, as it emphasized through its distinguished initiative on focusing its humanitarian image and vital role in protecting the society and maintaining its safety in general. With a honorable history and a long experience in introducing exceptional events and initiatives, Information City continues its humanitarian journey to embody the greatest meanings of unlimited compassion and generosity, and to place the Emirate of Dubai ahead of others in terms of community service and upgrading the level of health, knowledge and ......read more

    The World Free Zones Organization Hosts a Diverse and Wide-Ranging Global Audience for Its First New World Model (NWM) Online Event

    United Arab Emirates,  September 26, 2020:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) brought together over 50 expert speakers in 10 virtual industry panels, 5 live webinars, and an online exhibition over 15 to 17 September to explore solutions for the post-pandemic business landscape. The NWM took a holistic digital approach to address business concerns across a range of industries that included aviation, manufacturing, digital communications, logistics, and energy, as well as broader topics like cross-border trade and workforce dynamics.  Over 3,000 from 153 registered to view the films and attend the live webinars. The event garnered tremendous audience resonance fueled by solid presence from the United Arab Emirates, Colombia, and India. The largest viewing numbers were achieved on the Cross-border trade ......read more

    Kibsons Presented with a Token of Appreciation by Humaid Bin Rashid Alnuaimi Foundation

    ** Kibsons proud to support over 5,000 needy families during COVID-19 outbreak, playing a major role in getting food from Dubai to Ajman on a weekly basis **   United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  Further playing their part in helping the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Kibsons were presented with a Token of Appreciation certificate on 22nd September by Shaikha Azza Bin Abdulla Al Nuaimi, Head of Humaid Bin Rashid Alnuaimi Foundation in Ajman.  The Token of Appreciation was awarded for supporting their Humanitarian cause ‘Food Bank in Ajman and UAE’, initiated by Dubai Municipality, where Kibsons kindly supported over 5,000 needy families during the global COVID-19 pandemic, playing a major role in providing help to get their food delivered from Dubai to Ajman on a ......read more

    Emirates SkyCargo Signs Humanitarian Logistics MoU with International Humanitarian City

    - The two organisations will cooperate to develop logistics solutions for crisis relief operations - Emirates SkyCargo to be carrier of first resort for International Humanitarian City’s relief efforts   Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2020:  Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and International Humanitarian City (IHC), the world’s largest hub for humanitarian aid, have signed an MoU to cooperate on humanitarian logistics and crisis relief solutions. The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Giuseppe Saba, CEO, International Humanitarian City.  The partnership between the two entities underlines Dubai’s position as an international gateway for the rapid deployment of aid and relief efforts directed at humanitarian ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Has Secured the Repatriation of 53,000 Indian Citizens Since June

    Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi and in cooperation with the Indian government   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020   His Highness Sheikh Saud:   • Ras Al Khaimah is contributing extensively to national efforts aimed at strengthening the UAE's position as being at the forefront of countries' responses to the pandemic • I commend the high level of efficiency and professionalism demonstrated by the airport staff and their tireless efforts to make this initiative a success   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 23, 2020: Ras Al Khaimah International Airport today announced that it has helped secure the return home of more than 53,000 Indian citizens since the beginning of June, in part thanks to His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al ......read more

    World Gold Council and its Members Highlight Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals Ahead of UN General Assembly

    September 22, 2020:  To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.    The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.    Examples of the commitments the gold mining industry has made towards sustainable strategies include:   • Global partnership: ......read more

    Dubai Customs: Dh67b Airborne Gold and Diamonds Trade from 1st March to 30th June

    Dubai – 21 September 2020: Dubai non-oil trade continued its growth against the current crisis. Being a hub for gold and diamond trading and making, Dubai made Dh67.1b (601.4) from gold and diamond air-cargo trade between March and the end of June 2020.  Statistics released by Air Customs Center Management at Dubai Customs show that the diamond and gold trade from 1st March to end of June comprised Dh35.6b of imports (428.8 tons), Dh38.5m (877 kilo grams) transferred into the free zone, Dh471.7m (2.1 tons) of re-exports “transit”, Dh29.4b (161.2 tons) of exports, and Dh1.4b (8.3 tons), which entered the free zone.  The Air Customs Center Management also completed 31,590 transactions including 17,169 import, 12,293 export and 89 re-export transactions.  In terms of value, gold and jewelry made ......read more

    Jumbo Group Extends Support to People of Determination in the UAE Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Jumbo Group funds three custom-made buses to help students travel to Dubai’s Rashid centre for People of Determination • “No one should be left behind in the fight against COVID-19” – Arvind Agrawal, CEO, Jumbo Group     Dubai, UAE, 21st Sept 2020:  Understanding the special needs for UAE’s People of Determination to continue with their education & rehabilitation programs in a time when social distancing is the norm due to COVID-19, the Jumbo Group has contributed three custom-made buses to the Rashid Centre for People of Determination as well as providing for additional facilities such as an isolation room at the premises and more equipment for increasing individual physiotherapy sessions for the children.    The biggest need of the hour during a ......read more

    SCCI Conducts Visit to Sharjah's Muwailih Commercial Area

    Sharjah, September 14, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, represented by the Economic Relations and Marketing Department, recently conducted a visit to a number of shops in Sharjah’s Muwailih commercial area, as part of the SCCI’s keenness to follow up on the business community and private sector affairs and to enhance communication with the SMEs owners to tackle the challenge they face, especially in the current circumstances. The tour was conducted by Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director, SCCI Economic Relations and Marketing Dept, Saud Al-Hajri, Head of the Public Relations and Social Responsibility Department, and a number of the Chamber's staff. The visit aims to consolidate the SCCI’s economic and commercial relationships with its members and business community and to offer ......read more

    Dubai Customs Recycles Counterfeit Pieces for 46 International Brands, Valued Dh3.2M

    Dubai, UAE – 14 September 2020:  Dubai Customs held a video meeting with the French and the US diplomatic missions in Dubai to foster means of cooperation and join forces in protecting intellectual property rights and preventing counterfeit products. The meeting discussed best ways of recycling counterfeit products and how to work together to ensure best protection of the rights of the international French and US brands.  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department and Mohammed bin Nassir, Head of IPR Dispute Section attended the meeting. The French diplomatic mission was represented by Rafiq Honas, Customs Attaché at the French Consulate, and Sally Jarjour, Assistant Customs Attaché. Dillon Clancy, Economic Officer at the US Consulate, and Peter Mehravari, IP Attaché for the Middle East at the American Embassy ......read more

    Airbus Foundation and Partners Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Beirut

    @AirbusFDN #A350XWB #Beirut   United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  Immediately after the recent blast in Beirut, Lebanon, Airbus provided satellite imagery to analyse the damage and helped government analysts, NGOs and first responders gain visibility into the catastrophe. Now, the Airbus Foundation, together with its partners Association Les Amis Du Liban-Toulouse, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, the Municipal Council of Toulouse, the German Red Cross/Bayer AG and Aviation sans Frontières, sent a fully-loaded Airbus A350 XWB aircraft from Toulouse, France, to Beirut, Lebanon, with 90 cubic meter volume of humanitarian aid on board. The cargo, which will provide much needed relief to those affected by the Beirut explosion, included medicine as well as visors and masks, school items, ......read more

    Anantara Eastern Mangroves Launches Save Beirut Campaign

    A membership promotion with eliteclub to help with the recovery of Beirut.    Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel today announced the launch of a new campaign to support the rebuilding of Beirut after last month’s devastating explosion.  In partnership with global loyalty programme Eliteclub, the Save Beirut campaign offers  Buyers a special deal on Eliteclub memberships, while donating a percentage of the  proceeds to recovery initiatives in Lebanon.  For AED 250, purchasers receive a rewarding three-month Eliteclub membership, which  provides cardholders with access to exclusive deals in thousands of hotels and retail outlets  around the world. Members will additionally receive pampered perks at Anantara Eastern  Mangroves Hotel, including access for two guests to the ......read more

    Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Launches Free Program to Develop Computer Science Skills

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE September 13, 2020:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research has announced the launch of a new computer programming course for Ras Al Khaimah Emirati students who are keen to lead the UAE nation into the future.  The initiative forms part of the university preparation program at the institution, with the free course commencing October 3 and lasting 12 months. Combining remote classes with on-site lessons at Ras Al Khaimah Academy, the program has been formulated taking into account the rules and requirements for social distancing to ensure the health and safety of all participants. The Foundation's management’s plan will see 20 students selected to participate in this exclusive opportunity, with the course syllabus specifically designed to enable them to learn a ......read more

    Swimming Pool Shut Down by Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy for Violating COVID-19 Protocols

    United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  Dubai Sports Council has urged sports and fitness centres to adhere to all COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines issued by relevant authorities or face fines and even closure. Teams from the Council and Dubai Economy have been visiting academies and sports and fitness centres in the Emirate to inspect the facilities and ensure they comply with all the precautionary measures imposed by relevant authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the community from the pandemic. The inspection team found a swimming pool at one of the sports centre in violation of the safety protocols and have decided to shut it down until the facility confirms to all the requirements. The inspection teams have also issued two fines at fitness centres for non-compliance ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah Delays Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show (WJMES) to April 2021

    Sharjah, September 12, 2020:   The Board of Directors of the Expo Centre Sharjah has announced that the 48th and 49th editions of the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show (WJMES), which was expected to kick off later this month, has been postponed to April 2021. The Centre explained that the decision was made after extensive consultations with the competent authorities and the participating countries, as part of the Centre’s keenness on the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, and staff, owing to the current global developments of Covid-19 pandemic. The Centre added: “The early announcement of WJMES new date will enable industry leaders to set their plans in advance, so as to cope with the position and reputation of the largest event of its kind in the region.” This would also help enhance the ......read more

    Sharjah's Hamriyah Free Zone Inks Deal With Lamprell, Leading Provider of Fabrication, Engineering and Contracting Services to the Energy Industry

    • Lamprell to lease additional 1.360 million sq. ft. land in HFZA • Al Mazrouei: Lamprell’s expansion highlights the great confidence placed in Sharjah being a leading global destination for businesses • Lamprell: The quality of services and facilities provided by HFZA was one of the major reasons behind our decision to expand in Sharjah   Sharjah, 12 September 2020:   Sharjah-based Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Lamprell, the leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries. Under the agreement, Lamprell will lease an additional 1.360 million sq. ft. of land inside the free zone in order to continue to improve its efficiencies and support ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Issues Decree to Regulate and Enhance School Transport Sector Across the Emirate

    Ras Al Khaimah, September 10, 2020:  H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today issued Emiri Decree No. (16) of 2020 regarding the regulation of the school transport sector in the Emirate.  The decree is adopted within the framework of a strategic vision that reflects the desire of the Emirate’s wise leadership to develop legislation that will advance efforts to improve all aspects of quality of life in Ras Al Khaimah.  The decree mandates RAK Transport Authority (RAKTA) to regulate the school transport sector, implement the necessary protocols, set standards for its practice, and monitor operators to ensure compliance. The ultimate aim of the new legislation is to ensure the provision of school transport services in Ras Al Khaimah, in accordance with the ......read more

    Serco Middle East Commemorates the 11th Anniversary of Dubai Metro and Partnership with RTA

    Serco Middle East Commemorates the 11th Anniversary of Dubai Metro and partnership with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)       10th September 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: International public services company, Serco Middle East, is marking today the completion of 11 years of the Dubai Metro, the most advanced and modern rail system in the UAE.   The 11th anniversary also marks a long standing and valued partnership between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Serco Middle East, the leading operator and maintainer of the Dubai Metro since its launch in 2009.   Serco Middle East operates and maintains the Dubai Metro, and was first awarded the contract in 2009. Since then and over the last 11 years, Serco has delivered high quality outcomes for Dubai Metro that includes the launch of the ......read more

    UAE Cultivates the First Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) in the Arab Region

    While the globe is facing challenging times and rapid changes due to disasters and the need to create risk-resilient societies is inevitable, the United Arab Emirates is leading the private sector engagement for disaster risk reduction by announcing the first ARISE initiative in the Arab region to achieve the  outcomes and goals of the Sendai Framework in a transparent and inclusive way that delivers measurable impact.   This initiative is in conjunction with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) that works towards a resilient, prosperous future where fewer lives are lost to disasters, capital assets and investments are risk-informed, and infrastructure is resilient to natural and man-made hazards and  advocates for risk-informed development by encouraging and supporting the private and public ......read more

    Choithrams Joins UN WFP's Zero Hunger Campaign to Help Provide Meals to School Children in the Region

    More than 5 million meals donated since the first campaign in 2015   Dubai, UAE; September 09, 2020:  For the sixth consecutive year, Dubai’s renowned supermarket brand “Choithrams” launches its #ZeroHungerwithGoodness campaign 2020 to support its long-term partner the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The campaign aims to support marginalised children living in challenging circumstances through the provision of nutritious school meals. It will run in selected supermarkets and on Choithrams online from 1 September until 31 December 2020.   Through the #ZeroHungerwithGoodness campaign, Choithrams pledges to donate up to AED 4 every time a customer purchases a product from the “Goodness Foods” range marked with a special sticker. Proceeds will go to support WFP’s School Feeding ......read more

    Salam Beirut Allocates $100,000 to Ensure Safe Repatriation Of Migrant Workers Affected by the Port Explosion

    Emergency aid campaign launched by Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi will now support  Anti-Racism Movement’s initiative to help workers, mainly women       Sharjah,08 September 2020:  Salam Beirut, an international emergency aid campaign launched in the UAE to support the victims of the devastating explosion that struck Port Beirut, has announced an estimated allocation of US$100,000 for the repatriation of migrant workers who are facing increasing hunger and homelessness in the Lebanese capital.    Launched in August 2020 by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR, Salam Beirut mobilizes its emergency relief through TBHF, the ......read more

    Philips Foundation Deploys Field Hospital to Support Lebanon in a Time of Need

    • Modular field hospital provides 20-bed capacity, expanding medical care and alleviating the pressure on healthcare facilities in and around Beirut • A collaborative effort between the Philips Foundation, Philips Lebanon, the Lebanese Army and the EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)     United Arab Emirates,  September 07, 2020:  Philips Foundation, with its mission to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities, has deployed a modular field hospital consisting of 20 beds that will provide much-needed additional capacity for victims of the recent explosion in Beirut.  Philips Foundation, together with Philips Lebanon, is working with the Lebanese Army to set up the unit next to the military hospital in Beirut. The field hospital aims to expand medical ......read more

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    Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development holds virtual webinar to discuss ‘Financing Small and Medium Scale Farmers and Producers'

    Participants welcome initiative of AAAID to establish ‘Revolving loans fund’ September 28, 2020 - The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) successfully organized an online webinar entitled ‘Financing small and medium scale farmers and producers,’ which received wide praise for its pioneering experience in financing programs and activities for small and medium scale farmers and producers across a number of Arab countries. More than 1,000 participants attended the virtual webinar with the main goal to know more about the efforts aimed at ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop announces new strategic partnership with Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group to ensure health and safety of its employees

    Move is latest addition to fruitful partnerships between public and private sectors UAE, 19 September 2020 - In line with its commitment towards ensuring the health, safety, and happiness of its employees, the Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed the signing of a new strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group. The move looks towards providing the best medical, diagnostic and therapeutic services and the highest level of healthcare to DGW employees. The agreement was signed by H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al-Raeesi CEO of DGW and Dr. Taha ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone and Al Ansari Exchange tie up to facilitate payment of company dues and fees

    September 12, 2020 - Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Ansari Exchange, the leading UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, to facilitate the payment of any AFZ-registered company, allowing them to pay their fees at any Al Ansari Exchange branch across the UAE. Eng. Ali Abdulla Bin Towaih Al Suwaidi, the Director General of AFZ, lauded the strategic partnership, pointing out that the move is a part of their continuing commitment to provide AFZ-registered companies with convenient solutions. “This strategic partnership ......read more

    UAE & South Korea agree on 10 new sectors and development programs for cooperation during next two years

    During the seventh session of the Joint Economic Committee between the two countriesDuring the seventh session of the Joint Economic Committee between the two countries During the seventh session of the Joint Economic Committee between the two countries Non-oil trade exchange between the two countries amounted to USD 5 billion in 2019 & the volume of Emirati exports to South Korea doubled compared to 2018 Abu Dhabi, 8 September 2020: The seventh session of the UAE-South Korea Joint Economic Committee (JEC) was held virtually, chaired by H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE ......read more

    Evian Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts by Donating 56,000 Bottles of Water to ‘fund of U'AE

    evian joins forces with Emirates Red Crescent Organisation aiding volunteers combating the COVID-19 Pandemic   United Arab Emirates,  September 07, 2020:  evian is showing its continued support to the response to Covid-19 with a donation to the Emirates Red Crescent Organisation and it’s ‘Fund of UAE’. The donation will provide over 56,000 bottles of mineral water to those severely impacted by the pandemic alongside volunteers and frontlines across the UAE. The ‘Fund for UAE’ was launched under the guidance and directions of the ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity Announces Winners of the $1 Million Global Maker Challenge

    • Winners and runners-up will be presented with monetary prizes and mentorship support worth up to US$1 million • Top four social innovation start-ups announced as winners of the Global Maker Challenge  • The four most disruptive Solutions will receive support and mentorship from global organisations competing for the prestigious Global Prosperity Award  • Winners were announced at the Virtual Award Ceremony that brought together more than 6,800 social impact enthusiasts during the #Make4ProsperityWeek    Dubai, United Arab Emirates ......read more

    Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment BoD Visit Both Dubai Schools to Ensure COVID-19 Safety Precautions

    Board of directors reviews school’s efforts to ensure the implementation of precautionary measures Members of BoD ensure adherence to more than 15 specific guidelines related to COVID-19 safety measures Dubai, UAE, 6 September 2020: Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls welcomed the members of their Board of Directors who visited the schools as part of inspections to ensure adherence to COVID-19 safety measures that have been issued by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). There are more than 15 specific guidelines that the schools adhere to ......read more

    Emirates Steel Selects Etihad Credit Insurance as Its New Export Credit Insurance Partner

    • Emirates Steel awards contract to Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) following a bidding procurement process    • Emirates Steel can also leverage insurer’s ECI credit insurance policy to obtain loans from banks to help increase its funding capacity     Dubai, UAE, 6 September 2020:  Emirates Steel, a leading integrated steel plant in the UAE, named Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE’s Federal Export Credit Company, as its credit insurance partner to provide export credit protection to its global ......read more

    Ruler of Dubai Approves Emergency Flight to Support the UNHCR with Relief Efforts in Sudan

    United Arab Emirates,  September 05, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, has approved an emergency aid flight to support UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, who are assisting the victims of the devastating floods which have impacted various regions of Sudan and South Sudan.  The aid flight, an Emirates Sky Cargo B777F, carrying approximately 100 metric tons of core relief items, stored at UNHCR’s Global Stockpile in Dubai hosted by the International Humanitarian City (IHC), left Dubai International Airport yesterday afternoon ......read more

    Pure Gold Jewellers in Coordination with the Punitive and Correctional Institution of Fujairah Helps to Fly Home 50 Insolvent Inmates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 September, 2020:  To support the community and as part of the Pure Gold Jewellers humanitarian initiative "Forgotten Society" to help indebted prisoners, the jewellery retailer covered the cost of airline tickets for 50 insolvent inmates released from the Punitive and Correctional Institution of Fujairah. Firoz Merchant, philanthropist, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group, said: “We started the Forgotten Society initiative in 2008 when many started to face business and job losses and had to face jail terms for their unpaid debts. ......read more

    Dubai Chamber, Family Business Council - Gulf Sign MoU to Collaborate on Research

    • Strategic agreement aligns and expand efforts of entities to meet the changing needs of family businesses in Dubai and ensure their sustainability   Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 02, 2020: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Family Business Council – Gulf (FBCG) that will see the two entities cooperate on a research agenda that meets the changing needs of family business in Dubai.   Earlier today, officials from Dubai Chamber and FBCG met virtually to discuss the ......read more

    Value of Dubai Chamber Members' Exports to Africa up 20% in June 2020

    • Value of Certificates of Origin issued to Dubai Chamber members exporting to Africa reached AED 2.94 billion ($800 million) in June.   • Member exports to North Africa accounted for around two-thirds of the export value to Africa for June, or AED 2.05 billion ($558 million)     Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:  Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recorded a 20% month-on-month (m-o-m) increase in the value of member companies’ exports to Africa in June 2020, which reached AED 2.94 billion ($800 ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group is Now Accepting Submissions for Ideas Arab & UAE Ideas

    • The Submission Deadline for both Competitions will be on the 31st October 2020. • 15th Cycle of Ideas Arabia Annual International Conference & Competition, • 9th Cycle of UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2020 • The winning ideas will be announced in the virtual annual ceremony on 29th of November 2020   Dubai, 31st of August 2020: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and patron of Dubai Quality Group (DQG), the ......read more

    Newly Appointed UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology to Co-chair the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit Alongside Director General of the United Nations

    • Co-chairs reaffirm commitment to transform manufacturing with advanced technologies, greater investment in capabilities, foster innovation, and drive global skills development • Summit will continue to strive to enable cross-border collaboration, promote enduring partnerships, and contribute to achieving prosperity across the world • Close to 100 influential global leaders set to speak at the GMIS2020 Virtual Summit on September 4-5, 2020   United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020:    Human The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) ......read more

    Quote of H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre of the occasion of Emirati Women's Day 2020:

    United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2020:   “The wise leadership of our nation has empowered Emirati women through a long-term vision, based on the belief that women play a pivotal role in the process of building, developing, and strengthening the position of the UAE as a global leader. The success of Emirati women is a translation of thisvision. The UAE has also succeeded in being a leader in women's empowerment in the region. Emirati women’s achievements and successes have been celebrated locally and internationally and has become an example to be emulated in ......read more

    Celebrating Emirati Women's Day 2020 at Serco Middle East

    27 August 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  In recognition of Emirati Women’s Day, international public services company Serco Middle East, spoke to their female Emirati employees who shared their thoughts on what this day means to them and also their experiences in the workplace, as part of the annual celebrations taking place throughout the UAE.   Serco Middle East currently employs over 230 UAE nationals, of which 47 per cent are women, working across a range of departments and roles, including specialist air traffic controllers, guest liaison officers,  rail ......read more

    Maram Obaid: Emirati Women Were Able to Gain Global Recognition and Inspire Women Around the World

    United Arab Emirates, August 27, 2020:   Maram Obaid, Director of Sales at the leading estate management company Provis, said that Emirati women were able, thanks to the support of the wise leadership, to make a positive contribution to the UAE’s excellence and leadership journey across all fields, and accomplish achievements that have gained global recognition and inspired women around the world. She said that ever since the establishment of the UAE by the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emirati women have been sparing no effort to serve the nation ......read more

    Statement of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Chairman of Ajman Free Zone on the occasion of sixth Emirati Women's Day

    August 27, 2020: A role model of excellence and success, our hardworking Emirati women and their contributions to society are key to expediting the UAE’s development process and strengthening the country’s global leadership across all fronts.    Themed, ‘Preparing for the Next 50 years: Women are the Support of the Nation’, this year’s celebration of the Emirati Women’s Day highlights the role of our female citizens in our quest for significant advancement and growth. Leading the efforts to promote their welfare and empowerment is our wise ......read more

    ‘Salam Beirut' Initial Projects Will Restore 485 Homes & Rehabilitate 2,900 Explosion Victims, Including Refugees

    • The Big Heart Foundation identifies key emergency shelter intervention projects of UNHCR and Basmeh & Zeitooneh as Salam Beirut’s phase 1 deliverables • Maryam Al Hammadi: [o]perations targeted as part of the first phase… commenced after our partners… conducted extensive field visits to determine the… immediate needs of victims.     Sharjah, 26 August 2020:  ‘Salam Beirut’, an emergency aid campaign aimed to provide emergency relief for victims of the devastating explosion that struck Port Beirut, launched by ......read more

    Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Orders Certain Commercial Activities to Be Exempt from Renewal Fees to Help with COVID-19 Situation

    • Certain businesses are to be exempt from penalties incurred during lockdown • 50% exemption for nurseries on trade license renewal fees • 25% exemption for establishments that closed to allow their facilities to be used for quarantine purposes  • 50% exemption for RAK Airport facilities that have no alternative locations     Ras Al Khaimah, August 25, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has ordered that certain commercial activities that were ......read more

    Ministry of Economy discusses plans with SCTDA to boost tourism

    Ministry underscores tourism’s role in advancing UAE’s long-term development plans and building future economy Abu Dhabi, 24 August 2020: H.E Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; H.E Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs; and H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, met with H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), recently to discuss areas of cooperation to support the country’s tourism sector. The meeting explored ways to ......read more

    Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and UNHCR Partner to Bring Skills Development and Career Awareness to UNHCR's Persons of Concern

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2020:   The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) announced today a partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to provide access to the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) to UNHCR’s persons of concern in the UAE with the objective to help them gain skills that will guide them on their paths to employment and improved livelihoods.  YTP is a bespoke bilingual and digital platform designed to support Emirati and Arab youth with increased career awareness, soft skills development through online courses, and ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme Marks its 25th Year with a New Milestone

    • 76 falcons are released in Republic of Uzbekistan during the pandemic, with the programme’s total releases crossing the 2,000-mark since its launch in 1995     Abu Dhabi, 24 August 2020: Despite the current challenges posed by the global pandemic, 76 falcons have been released into the wild this year as part of the Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP), taking the total to more than 2,000 since the programme first launched in 1995. Following the success of 11 releases in Kazakhstan in previous years, the programme moved to the Republic of Uzbekistan, ......read more

    Mansoor bin Mohammed: Directives of our Wise Leadership are the Main Pillars of Dubai Sports Council's Strategic Plans and Initiatives

    Dubai Sports Council set Strategic Plan for 2021-2030 to increase achievements, prepare for the future, and create a distinguished and happy sports community   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has saluted the vision of the country’s wise leadership and stressed their guidance is the main pillar of the Council’s strategic plans and initiatives. His Highness made the statement after chairing a meeting of the Council’s Board of Directors, where Dubai ......read more

    MoHAP Inaugurates Kyowa Kirin International Regional Office in the UAE

    • Ministry of Health eyeing to increase the number of scientific offices to 85 by 2021 • Kyowa Kirin focuses on producing kidney diseases, oncology, and immunology medicines     Dubai, August 22, 2020:  HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, inaugurated the new regional representative office for Kyowa Kirin International PLC, a subsidiary of Kyowa Kirin Co. Ltd., the global Japan-based specialty pharmaceutical company.   The newly opened ......read more

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