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    DLD Signs MoUs with Three Entities Specialised in Smart Real Estate Solutions, Provides Market with Data and Interactive Reports

    • Sultan Butti bin Mejren: We are committed to providing the most effective and advanced real estate solutions and a safe investment environment. • Majida Ali Rashid: We seek to raise the level of services we provide in the interest of local and foreign investors. • Haider Ali Khan: The partnership embodies cooperation efforts between the public and private sectors to drive growth. • Firas Al-Msaddi: We are pleased to sign the agreement with DLD to provide an interactive environment in Dubai’s real estate market. • Michael Lahyani: We share the same vision with DLD of enhancing the attractiveness and superiority of the real estate market in the emirate.   Dubai, UAE, 24 January 2022: In line with its direct responsibility to establish the values of transparency in real estate ......read more

    Dubai Municipality launches My Food Initiative

    Digitization and automation of food systems in Dubai Municipality for training on food safety principles, management of permits and approval of food transport vehicles   Dubai, 20 January 2022:  Dubai Municipality launched My Food initiative, which stems from the Municipality’s efforts to promote digital transformation in its systems and services related to food safety, and to automate it to keep pace with technical development in this field, in addition to saving time and effort of customers and ensuring the provision of Food Safety Department services according to the finest and best international standards.    My Food initiative depends on the digitization and automation of a number of basic operations in the food safety system, which were carried out through millions of records and documents carried out ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Achievements in 2021

    DGE’s Elite Award, 2021’s  cherry on the cake   Dubai 18 January 2022:  Dubai Customs crowned its outstanding performance in 2021 by winning the Elite Award in Dubai Government Excellence program’s biggest edition, which saw the participation of 132 local and international judges who assessed 31 government entities against a number of strict quality standards.  Dubai Customs launched its 5-year (2021-2026) strategic plan, which stands on five principles: Agile, Innovative, Digital, Disruptive, Visionary, following four main objectives to enhance revenues, reduce costs, and maintain the organization’s leading role worldwide.    “Trade sector in Dubai is growing steadily, which reflects a healthy recovery from the repercussions of the pandemic, “ said H.E. ......read more

    Secretary General of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Highlights the Importance of Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    Abu Dhabi, 18th  January 2022: Yesterday during a virtual session at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Her Excellency Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) stressed on the importance of conservation of the environment and sequestering carbon to achieve sustainable development.  During her video she shared insights and examples of initiatives and projects undertaken by EAD to help preserve mangroves to combat climate change. She said: “One major programme we have worked on at EAD is the Blue Carbon Project. Blue Carbon refers to the ability of coastal vegetation to store carbon. Blue carbon ecosystems, which include mangrove forests, saltmarshes, and seagrass beds, store and sequester carbon in biomass and sediments.  If these ecosystems are destroyed, ......read more

    Municipality Develops Construction Sector with Dubai Engineering Qualification System

    Integrated electronic system; AI for data entry processes and completion of transactions; 25 services restructured and transformed into 3 main services   Dubai, 17 January 2022:  Dubai Municipality has launched the Dubai Engineering Qualification system, which aims to enhance the Municipality's efforts to develop the construction sector in the emirate, and to ensure that contractors, consultants, suppliers and manufacturers of building materials comply with the existing legislation regulating the conduct of business related to the construction and building sector. The new system targets consulting offices, engineering contracting companies, engineers working in this sector, individual owners of engineering projects, developers and real estate.    Through Dubai Engineering Qualification System, the Municipality ......read more

    International Panel of Experts to Decide Honoree(s) of Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2022

    • Panel of experts, including former heads of state and Nobel Peace Laureate, gather to decide honoree(s) of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2022 • Award honors individuals and/or entities for efforts in promoting peace, harmony and intercultural dialogue, with prize money of USD $1 million to support the continuation of their work • Honoree(s) of 2022 award to be announced ahead of an award ceremony which will celebrate them in Abu Dhabi on February 4, the UN-recognized International Day of Human Fraternity.   Abu Dhabi, 14 January 2022:  The independent judging panel of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, which honors individuals and/or entities advancing peaceful coexistence in the world, will decide this week the honoree(s) of the award’s third edition.   The judging ......read more

    Tashkeel Launches 2022 Exhibition Programme with the Work of Six Emirati Photographers Examining the Bonds between Humanity and the Natural World'

    Curated by Tashkeel Founder Lateefa bint Maktoum and veteran Emirati photographer Jassim Al Awadhi, ‘From End to End’ will run from 18 January – 1 March          Dubai, UAE – 13 January 2022 | A series of thought-provoking images that demonstrate the ever-evolving process of art and creation by six Emirati photographers, who were handpicked by leading figures in the UAE’s creative and cultural industries, will be presented at Taskheel’s first exhibition of 2022, which opens on 18 January.    ‘From End to End’ runs until 1 March and has been curated by Tashkeel’s Founder and Director, Lateefa bint Maktoum, and Jassim Al Awadhi, one of the UAE’s first Emirati photographers, who is also the Founder and Chairman of the Akkas, the UAE ......read more

    Tashkeel Launches 2022 Exhibition Programme with the Work of Six Emirati Photographers Examining the Bonds between Humanity and the Natural World

    Curated by Tashkeel Founder Lateefa bint Maktoum and veteran Emirati photographer Jassim Al Awadhi, ‘From End to End’ will run from 18 January – 1 March   Dubai, UAE – 12 January 2022 | A series of thought-provoking images that demonstrate the ever-evolving process of art and creation by six Emirati photographers, who were handpicked by leading figures in the UAE’s creative and cultural industries, will be presented at Taskheel’s first exhibition of 2022, which opens on 18 January.    ‘From End to End’ runs until 1 March and has been curated by Tashkeel’s Founder and Director, Lateefa bint Maktoum, and Jassim Al Awadhi, one of the UAE’s first Emirati photographers, who is also the Founder and Chairman of the Akkas, the UAE Photography Club and Chairman of the ......read more

    Mysterious Ancient Tombs Reveal 4,500-Year-Old Highway Network in North-West Arabia

    • This caps a year of tremendous progress by archaeological teams in advancing knowledge about the people of ancient Arabia – and points the way to more achievements in 2022 • Fieldwork successes are establishing the landmark Kingdoms Institute research core in AlUla  • New analysis of ‘funerary avenues’ marks fourth peer-reviewed article in past year by Australian research team working under Royal Commission for AlUla   10, January, 2022: Archaeologists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have determined that the people who lived in ancient north-west Arabia built long-distance ‘funerary avenues’ – major pathways flanked by thousands of burial monuments that linked oases and pastures – suggesting a high degree of social and economic connection ......read more

    ADQ Appoints New Chairman of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)

    • H.E. Hisham Khalid Tawfiq Abdulkhaliq Malak has been appointed as Chairman   ABU DHABI, 07 January 2022: ADQ has announced that H.E. Hisham Khalid Tawfiq Abdulkhaliq Malak has been appointed as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). H.E. also serves as the Undersecretary of the Department of Finance.   Additionally, Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of ADX, will also be ADX’s Managing Director.

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    Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain receives JCI Re-Accreditation

    Gold seal triennial endorsement by the global body demonstrates SKGH UAQ’s commitment to quality care and international best practices in healthcare January 6, 2022: Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH), Umm Al Quwain, announced renewing the JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation endorsing the premier hospital’s compliance with international best practices in healthcare quality and patient care. In a statement, the hospital said it renewed the Triennial Gold seal accreditation from the Joint Commission International based on its rigorous implementation of international standards in quality healthcare, patient safety goals and the 360-degree patient experience making it the only hospital in Umm Al Quwain that has acquired JCI accreditation. “During the JCI surveyors’ assessment, SKGH ......read more

    Efforts by Dubai Municipality to secure 2022 New Year Celebrations

    Health and Safety: 1. Work Team  More than 102 inspectors and supervisors inside the celebration areas More than 100 other inspectors and supervisors outside the celebration areas 2. Monitoring Visits 13,920 inspection visits 3. Coverage  Covered more than 272 square kilometers at a rate of 100 % within the various activities that included 23 sites. It included activities and related establishments such as shopping malls, games and events areas, food establishments, hotels, shisha cafes, parks, beaches and their jogging tracks, and others.   Waste: 1. Working Team Dubai Municipality arranged an integrated team of various disciplines consisting of 605 Municipality cleaners and 62 employees from the supervisory body, in addition to 341 workers and volunteers from private sector companies and establishments, ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Festival breaks 3 Guinness World Records for the New Year Celebrations.

    Abu Dhabi, January 05, 2022:  The Sheikh Zayed Festival has now officially broken 3 Guinness World Records in terms of volume, duration and form during its New Year celebrations with a 40 minute firework show and first-of-its-kind show featuring 2,022 drones. At midnight, the sky lit up the desert landscape stirring everyone’s hearts and leaving the spectators in awe. The Sheikh Zayed Festival, that is currently running from 18th November, 2021 to 1st April, 2022 in Al Wathba, is known to organise exceptional events and parades with carnival-like performances, international artistic cultural troupes and folkloric chants and dances from different countries that tours the festival squares and pavilions. Among these performances, there are also local traditional dances such as Al Yola and Al Razfa, performed by Emirati bands, ......read more

    DJI Announces New Official Working Hours

    Dubai, UAE, 4 January 2022: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) announced the official working hours, starting from Monday, 3 January 2022, in line with the new weekly work system that was adopted in the country. The official working hours at DJI's headquarters will be Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., from Monday to Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Fridays. DJI affirms its continuous commitment to spreading legal and judicial awareness among the community as well as to harnessing its professional and material resources and providing members of the legal community with the best possible professional training.

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    DLD Announces Official Working Hours at its Headquarters and Real Estate Service Centres

    Dubai, UAE, 4 January 2022: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced the amendment of its official working hours, in line with the new weekly work system that was recently adopted in the country that came into effect on 3 January 2022. The official working hours at DLD’s headquarters will be Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Fridays. With regard to real estate service trustee centres, the official working hours will be 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. from Sunday - Thursday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 4 – 8 p.m. on Fridays at Altabu Real Estate Services Trustee (in both Al Twar Center and Al Barsha Mall branches); Altaresh Real Estate Services Trustee in all its branches (Dubai Municipality - Zabeel, Dubai Municipality - Manara Center, Dubai Municipality Center - Al Twar 1st); ......read more

    Emaar welcomes 2022 with sensational New Year's ‘eve of wonders' celebrations in Downtown Dubai

    Emaar rang in the New Year and paid a spectacular tribute to the UAE & Dubai with a fabulous firework show choreographed to laser, lights and music. The dazzling spectacle celebrated the dynamism, creativity and openness of Dubai, in an event that was broadcast across the globe and watched by approximately 3 billion people. Visitors can now enjoy Emaar’s incredible light and laser show daily at Burj Khalifa until 31st March.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 January 2022: Emaar, the UAE’s globally renowned and recognised integrated real estate development company, hosted a monumental New Year’s Eve celebration in Downtown Dubai to ring in 2022 in style. Living up to its ‘Eve of Wonders’ theme, Emaar’s display provided a wondrous visual extravaganza of pyrotechnics ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Enhances its Preparation to Secure New Year 's Eve Celebrations

    Achieving the strategic objective to ensure health and safety of Dubai’s society December 30, 2021:  Dubai Municipality has prepared a comprehensive plan to secure the New Year’s Eve celebrations in different celebration sites, in coordination with different government entities in the emirate. This is part of the municipality’s commitment to achieve the strategic objectives of ensuring health and safety of the community members, due to the large attendance of these sites.  Supervisory specialists from different departments in the municipality will be provided to carryout intensive inspection campaigns; 102 inspectors inside the celebration sites to ensure that instantiations adhere to health and safety requirements, such as shopping centers, food establishments, hotels, parks and ......read more

    Dubai Customs Uncovers 1.5 Tons of Prohibited Captagon, AED1.4b Street Value

    Dubai – 30 Dec 2021: Authorities at Dubai Customs’ Jebel Ali and Tecom Center thwarted an attempt to smuggle 1.5 tons of crushed captagon. The seizure of the banned stimulant is the biggest haul of its kind in the country.  Detailed released showed that the Customs Operations Room at the Sea Customs Center Management, aided by Siyaj (the customs port control project), had analysed all data related to a high- risk shipment coming to Jebel Ali Port. The shipment was carefully monitored using the smart system prior to its arrival at the port.  At arrival, the container was inspected and the substance was discovered. The street value of the seized 1.5 tons of captagon is estimated at AED1.4 billion.  “Safety and protecting our society is a strategic priority,” said H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem, ......read more

    Azizi Developments Partakes in 20th Annual Clean Up UAE Campaign by Emirates Environmental Group

    Through its participation, the developer aims to promote sustainable development and the UAE’s community recycling campaign Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, December 2021: Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, participated in the clean-up campaign organised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The campaign was held at the Al Qudra Lakes, Dubai. EEG is a professional working group established in 1991, devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programmes, and community involvement. In his comments, Mr Farhad Azizi, CEO of Azizi Developments, said: "We are pleased to announce our collaboration with EEG with the common goal to promote the critical message of protecting the ......read more

    Kateb Maktub Reports Unparalleled Results with a 516% Increase in Arab Author Profiles

    Dubai, UAE - 26 December 2021: Emirates Literature Foundation’s initiative, Kateb Maktub, has spearheaded the drive to increase the number of Arab author pages on Wikipedia in both Arabic and English, and reports a 516 per cent growth in the short span of one year. The initiative was launched in late 2020 with the goal to make information about Arab authors and literature easily available online. Its ambitious target was to multiply by ten the number of articles about Arab authors on the internet by December 2022.  The articles created give Arab authors a consolidated record of their achievements on Wikipedia, giving them a credible reference point and discoverability for readers around the world. The Emirates Literature Foundation and its engaged volunteers continue to gather data and produce high quality, fact checked ......read more

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Holds an Internal Tabletop Exercise with Relevant Sectors and Divisions

    The exercise was coordinated to test readiness and effectiveness of emergency plans and business continuity    Abu Dhabi, 26 December 2021: The Emergency, Safety and Business Continuity Division at the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) held an internal tabletop exercise recently. The exercise was attended by sector and division representatives to test the readiness and effectiveness of EAD's internal emergency plans. The exercise was coordinated to measure internal sectors’ speed of response, control and the handling of emergencies in EAD's assets, in line with relevant procedures. The Agency tested the readiness, effectiveness and flexibility of its corporate business continuity plan, as well the effectiveness and coordination responses times among various relevant sectors and divisions in ......read more

    Brazil pavilion at Expo hosts Santa

    Dubai - December 24, 2021: Santa Claus visited the Brazil pavilion at Expo 2020 and experienced the feeling of Amazon rainforest in Dubai. Marking the beginning of Christmas celebrations at the Expo 2020, the Santas visit created cheerful moments of inspiration and goodwill at the pavilion. Santa expressed his happiness to see the pavilion recreating the Amazon basin occupying half of its area from the entrance to provide visitors the opportunity to enjoy immersive experience.  Santa also experienced the way of life of the Brazilian delta island ‘Marajo’ in the state of Pará, recreated at the pavilion. He sipped a special Amazon rainforest smoothie, sitting in a designed chair by Guilherme Wentzmade made of straw from the Amazon Forest.  Commenting on this, Elias Martins Filho, Commissioner-General for ......read more

    LuLu Shoppers Get Opportunity to Support Education Funding

    23rd December 2021, Abu Dhabi — As part of its CSR campaign, the region’s leading hypermarket chain LuLu launched its new initiative ‘Scholarship Drive – Let’s Support Their Future’ to fund the education of deserving students, in association with the Emirates Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi University.  The launch ceremony was held at Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Excellency Salem Al Dhaheri, Executive Director - Community Relations Department, Abu Dhabi University, Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim, Corporate Relations and Protocols Officer - Community Relations Department, Abu Dhabi University, Mr. Salem Al Suweidi, Manager of Abu Dhabi Center, Emirates Red Crescent, Mr. Mansoor Al Ameri, Deputy Manager - Donations - Abu Dhabi Center, Emirates Red Crescent, and Mr Aboobakker TP, Director ......read more

    Ministry of Health Inks MoU to Support Low-Income Patients of Non-Citizens with Cancer and MS

    December 22, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), Merck Serono Middle East, and Manzil Healthcare Services recently inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide medication to patients of non-citizens with specific types of cancer and Multiple sclerosis (MS) so as to improve their quality of life. The MoU, which is part of the "Rawan" initiative, was signed by HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector, Ramzi Murad, Regional Vice President at Merck, and Yasir Qureshi, Regional Director, Manzil Healthcare Services. Present also at the signing ceremony, which took place at the German pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, HE Ernst Peter Fischer, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UAE, and Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive ......read more

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Issues a Resolution Concerning the List of Administrative Penalties and Fines Regarding Environmental Violations in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 22 December 2021: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), issued a new resolution concerning the list of administrative penalties and fines for violators of environmental regulations in Abu Dhabi.  The resolution has been developed with the purpose of strengthening EAD's regulatory and supervisory role and supporting mechanisms to prevent actions and activities that negatively impact the environment. It also covers all practices that harm the environment which are not included in the currently applicable regulations, thereby enhancing compliance to environmental regulations in the Emirate. The resolution effectively enforces the set of administrative penalties and fines ......read more

    Globalpharma Inaugurates First Herbal Manufacturing Line to Produce MG21 in Collaboration with Al Fujairah Healing

    Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, Globalpharma inaugurates first herbal manufacturing line to produce MG21 in collaboration with Al Fujairah Healing Dubai, 22 December 2021: Globalpharma, the UAE’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced the inauguration of the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) approved first herbal manufacturing line to produce MG21 in collaboration with Al Fujairah Healing.  MG21 is an herbal anti-inflammatory medicine consisting of a composition of herbs like Myrrh and Costus, used for the treatment and prevention of various types of infections ranging from respiratory infections, indigestion, skin infections, headaches and diabetic ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Translocate New Batch of Scimitar-Horned Oryx and Addax to Chad

    Abu Dhabi, 21 December 2021: As part of the world’s largest mammal re-introduction programme, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has just completed a successful mission to translocate 25 Scimitar-horned Oryx (SHO) and 25 Addax to Chad, which will soon be released into the wild as the two species have overlapping home ranges. The Agency is also planning to translocate another 25 SHO to Chad in February 2022. The EAD team also successfully darted 18 wild SHO and fit them with satellite tracking collars enabling close monitoring including survival and reproduction. One herd observed was 87 animals, where over 100 calves will be born in the wild this year.  The latest release follows the success of the re-introduction programmes that aims to create a self-sustaining herd of over 500 SHO in the 77,950 km2 ......read more

    Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism and Dubai Municipality Join Hands During Mangrove Planting Initiative to Mark the UAE's Golden Jubilee

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 December 2021:  Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Dubai Municipality jointly organised a Mangrove Tree Planting initiative recently at Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and support sustainability efforts in line with the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative. The Mangrove Tree Planting initiative took place as part of the corporate social and environmental responsibility programme in line with the UAE’s ambition to expand its mangrove cover by planting 100 million mangroves by 2030. This would see an increase of 70 million mangroves on the 30 million saline-tolerant trees by the 2030 commitment originally declared as part of the second Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.  The new target was ......read more

    Diplomatic Christmas Gala Shows Solidarity with Children of Third World Countries

    The 'Diplomatic Christmas Gala’, an international event that raised funds for the fight against COVID-19 among children from the third world and promotes the image of Spain worldwide Dubai - December 21, 2021: The second edition of 'Diplomatic Christmas Gala' filled with solidarity and glamour the emblematic Palacio de Santoña located in Madrid. This is the first of the four international events organized by the Diplomatic Council at the United Nations and the Diplomatic Coalition, which fulfilled its purpose after collecting donations that will go to the purchase of vaccines and supplies to combat COVID-19 around the world.   It also covers the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Messengers of Peace Foundation and to various associations subscribed to the United Nations such as UNHCR or ......read more

    Hamdan International Photography Award Launches World's Coolest Winter Photography Competition

    • In collaboration with the UAE Government Media Office • Total prize money of AED250,000   Dubai, UAE - 20 December 2021:   Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) has announced the launch of the World’s Coolest Winter Photography Competition in collaboration with the UAE Government Media Office. The competition is being held on the sidelines of the second season of the World’s Coolest Winter campaign, which aims to familiarize residents and tourists with the activities available in winter in the UAE, the diversity of its touristic and recreational attractions, the beauty of its natural landscapes, and the hospitality of its people. The competition will highlight the UAE’s entertainment, culture and natural landmarks, and raise ......read more

    International Day of Human Solidarity

    🌎 World is not just a word. It’s the belief that we can do more together than we can ever apart. The UN @WorldFoodProgramme (WFP) helped more people to put food on their tables than ever before, saving lives and changing lives. Today, on International Human #SolidarityDay, I am joining WFP to stand in solidarity with the millions of women, men and children living in some of the world’s most fragile places and build towards a planet where you don’t ignore those around you. Together we are stronger. That’s the power of the world. Will 👉 YOU join us?  

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    Abu Dhabi Hazardous Materials Management Team Holds Meeting to Discuss Achievements and Future Plans

    Meeting is held to realise the Emirate's vision of a safe society and environment from hazardous materials risks   Abu Dhabi, 19 November 2021: The Abu Dhabi Hazardous Materials Management Team (AD-HMMT) held its 81st meeting today, where it discussed recent achievements and efforts by member entities for a safe society and environment from hazardous materials risks and to protect society, properties and the environment from hazardous materials' affects.   The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) chaired the virtual videoconference meeting that was attended by all 28 member entities in the team, who represented all relevant local government organisations, as well as some federal entities.     The meeting included a presentation by Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, showcasing ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 16 December 2021.

    Dubai, UAE -  December 16, 2021:  The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 7.13 billion in total during the week ending 16 December 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,974.  225 plots were sold for AED 1.05 billion, 1,337 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.95 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Saih Shuaib 2 sold for AED 46.08 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 35.5 million in Al Barsha First, and a land sold for AED 46.08 million in Saih Shuaib 2 in third place. Jabal Ali First recorded the most transactions for this week by 96 sales transactions worth AED 286.29 million, followed by Al Merkadh with 18 sales transactions worth AED 157.36 million, and Wadi Al Safa 5 with 15 sales transactions worth AED 66 million in third place.  The top three ......read more

    DLD: Highest Month for Real Estate Sales Transactions Value and Volume in Eight Years

     Highlights for November 2021 ● 6,989 sales transactions worth AED 17.95 billion. ● To date in 2021, 58.79% more sales transactions were recorded, and the value has been 88.37% more when compared to all of 2020. ● Off-plan real estate sales volumes increased by 50.82%, and the value increased by 55.41% month-on-month. ● In November 2021, 54% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 46% were off-plan.   Dubai, UAE -16 December 2021:  Reports that monitor the position of Dubai's real estate market confirm that Expo 2020 Dubai leaves positive effects on the market movement, especially since the emirate has enjoyed unprecedented promotion since Expo’s launch in October. This activity was directly reflected in the market's performance, where an ......read more

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Launches Second Season of World's Coolest Winter

    - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid: The world’s coolest winter is in the world’s most beautiful country among the world’s most pleasant people - The campaign reasserts the nation’s status as an international tourist destination and promotes domestic tourism - World’s Coolest Winter campaign to run from December 15 until end of January 2022   UAE - 15 December 2021:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today launched the second season of the World’s Coolest Winter campaign. Launched at a special event at Expo 2020 Dubai site, this year’s edition will expand on last year’s campaign and will cover both domestic and foreign tourism.   The launch ceremony was attended by Lieutenant ......read more

    Top Saudi Arabian Ministers Highlight the Kingdom's Success Story at the ABLF Talks at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, 15 December, 2021: The success of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it marches towards a new era of development and progress through technology, innovation and socio-economic empowerment of citizens was the highlight of the third edition of the ABLF Talks Hybrid, the monthly leadership series that brings together world leaders in conversations and collaborations.  The ABLF Talks, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy and Dubai Cares, saw top leaders from Saudi Arabia in a lively discussion alongside inspiring icons from industry in the UAE as they charted the road ahead to counter the grave challenges posed by the pandemic.  The Conclave kickstarted with a keynote address by H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Sudairy, Deputy ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Preserves the Sustainability of Desert Areas' Cleanliness

    December 15, 2021:  Dubai Municipality continues to implement its annual plan that targets preserving the cleanliness of these areas and raising awareness of its visitors through permanent field monitoring, cleaning work and using digital awareness methods; as part of its periodic plan to continue the sustainable cleaning of desert areas. Dubai Municipality enhances its social responsibility to provide highest level of services and promotes the general cleanliness to global standards. This to preserve a sustainable and clean environment in Dubai including the desert areas, which the municipality focuses on it mostly during this period of time; visitors increasing during winter and low temperature weather. This emphasizes the importance of permanent fieldwork of cleaning following highest international ......read more

    YORK signs MoU with King Abdullah Port to Strengthen efforts to transform Saudi Arabia into Top Global Logistics Hub

    Agreement aims to improve the Kingdom’s marine services by providing marine vessel maintenance and repair services Jeddah: In line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 goal to develop the capabilities of the marine sector in the Kingdom, the Ports Development Company (PDC), the owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, signed at its headquarters in King Abdullah Economic City a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK), the leading provider of integrated solutions in HVAC-R, fire, safety and security systems, and building management systems and controls. The memorandum sets out the general principles and modalities of cooperation between the two parties to develop the capabilities of marine services at King Abdullah Port in line with Vision 2030. The main objectives of the memorandum are to ......read more

    UN Special Award to the UAE for its Role in Government Modernization

    Mohammad Al Gergawi: • The award reflects the UAE’s exceptional achievements in developing an agile government model based on designing proactive services, promoting efficiency and enhancing competitiveness. • We take pride in our exceptional leadership that has rendered the UAE a global model for government development, an international reference for shaping future governments, and a hub for developing best government practices and enhancing efficiency and quality performance. Catherine Pollard: • The special award reflects the UN’s appreciation of the UAE government’s efforts, initiatives, and unique work model.   December 13th, 2021: In a new achievement for the UAE, the United Nations honored the UAE government with a special award in recognition of its role in government ......read more

    UAE Leads a Global Movement Reshaping the Practice of Storytelling in Humanitarian and Development Contexts at the Dignified Storytelling Forum at Expo 2020 Dubai

    In the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture)     • Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai inaugurated the event that took place under the theme: “A story can change the world” • The high-level gathering convened more than 25 speakers from various sectors to discuss the importance of dignified storytelling in policy and practice at individual and country levels • Hundreds of participants left the forum as Dignified Storytellers, having committed to the Dignified Storytelling Principles through the Pledge  • The Dignified Storytelling Handbook was launched during the Forum as a powerful tool ......read more

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    UAE highlights new investment incentives & opportunities in its vital sectors in light of ‘Projects of the 50'

    AbuDhabi, 5 January 2022:  H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, representing the UAE, participated in the recently held UAE-US Innovation and Investment Summit. The Summit was aimed at exploring more cooperation opportunities in the next phase to expand and develop UAE-US trade exchanges and mutual investments with greater participation of private sector companies from both sides. It was also aimed at facilitating fruitful partnerships in sectors that support the sustainability and innovation agenda of the two ......read more

    UAE and Georgia commence talks on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

    Dubai, 30 December 2021: H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade; and Natia Turnav, Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development; officially launched talks for the establishment of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The partnership will build on the deep and evolving trade and investment ties between both nations. The UAE’s non-oil foreign trade with Georgia in the first 10 months of 2021 exceeded USD 165 million, representing a growth of 33 percent compared to the same period in 2020. As a strategic gateway ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop won prominent awards for service efficiency at Automechanika Dubai 2021

    Dubai, UAE – December 21, 2021: Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) won several specialized awards in recognition of its outstanding performance in the automotive services sector at the Automechanika Dubai Awards 2021. The event, organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre to felicitate individuals, organizations and products that have contributed to fostering excellence in the automotive aftermarket and services. DGW was commended in four categories: "Sustainability," "Best Workshop 2021 - Public Sector", "Bodyshop of the ......read more

    Ministry of Economy signs partnership agreement with Harvard University to support economic policy in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi, December 14, 2021: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) signed a cooperation agreement with the Harvard University’s Growth Lab to develop a two-year joint work program. Through this program, the University’s leading academic expertise will be deployed to build evidence-based economic analyses and new economic models to support economic policies in the UAE, and to strengthen the  economic capability in the UAE Government. The agreement was signed during a virtual meeting attended by H.E Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al ......read more

    The first of its kind at the Arab level TDRA's National Telecom Equipment Lab Hosts a Delegation from University of Dubai

    UAE – 14 December 2021: A delegation from University of Dubai visited the National Telecom Equipment Lab at the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA). The visiting delegation learned about the lab, which is run by specialized national cadres, and reviewed the tasks entrusted to it. During the visit, they discussed the stages of telecom devices testing, and ways of cooperation between TDRA and University of Dubai. The visiting delegation was briefed on international standards adopted by the National Laboratory for device testing, using the latest ......read more

    UAE calls for supporting global tourism by encouraging investments & innovation in tourism projects

    During a panel discussion on the sidelines of 24th UNWTO General Assembly meeting Abu Dhabi, December 14, 2021: H.E Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Chairman of the Emirates Tourism Council, participated in a ministerial panel discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship in the tourism sector, on the sidelines of the 24th meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). During the session, the minister underlined the importance of strengthening international cooperation to support the global ......read more

    Partnership between Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charitable Establishment and Dubai Health Authority

    The "Nabadat" initiative wins the Mohammed Bin Fahd Foundation International Award for Best Volunteer Work    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2021: The Nabadat initiative to treat children with congenital heart defects (CHD’s) won the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd International Foundation award for the best volunteer work in the field of health.  The award was presented in appreciation of the voluntary humanitarian efforts carried out by the Dubai Health Authority and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charitable Establishment as part ......read more

    Madinat Badr Masjid Opens for Prayers in the Heart of Muhaisnah

    Dubai, UAE - December 9, 2021: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has today announced the opening of the Madinat Badr Masjid in Muhaisnah - Dubai, during an official ceremony attended by several dignitaries including His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness The Ruler’s Court of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai, in the presence of the senior managements representing both organizations.  Located in a ......read more

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Releases the Findings of its Fourth Cycle GHG Emissions Inventory for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, December 8th, 2021: On a virtual event, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) today released the findings of its fourth Green House Gas (GHG) emissions inventory, using 2018 GHG data and future forecasts until 2030. Two emission scenarios were used, including a Business-As-Usual scenario, as per the state of emissions and implemented mitigation measures in the year 2016 (BAU2016); and a “Mitigation Path” scenario, as per the state of actual emissions in 2018 and the partners’ announced plans and initiatives to mitigate emissions.  The findings ......read more

    DLD becomes First Integrated Government Building in Dubai to Obtain WELL Health-Safety Rating

    • Sultan Butti bin Mejren: We look forward to contributing to the application of the highest and best standards towards achieving the country's environmental and health strategy. • DLD fulfilled all the main requirements of the classification system, such as hygiene and sterilisation procedures, emergency preparedness programmes, health services resources, air- and water-quality management, and innovation standards.   Dubai, UAE, 8 December 2021: Dubai Land Department’s (DLD) building received the WELL Health-Safety Rating certificate issued by the ......read more

    United Arab Emirates Government Announces Four and a Half Day Working Week

    Friday Afternoon, Saturday and Sunday to be New UAE Weekend   December 7, 2021:  The UAE Government is to adopt a new four and a half day working week, effective from January 1, 2022. The move applies to Federal government entities and comes alongside new working hours, with Monday to Thursday workdays now starting at 7.30am and ending at 3.30pm and Friday working hours from 7.30am-12.00pm.  Alongside the move, Friday sermons and prayers across the Emirates will be held from 1.15pm. Government staff will have the flexibility to make arrangements to work from home ......read more

    Ministry of Economy presents details of new legislation on commercial companies, commercial registry, trademarks & copyright

    During a media briefing in cooperation with the Securities & Commodities Authority on 3 new laws within the set of legislation approved by His Highness the President of the UAE Expected impact of updated laws on UAE’s business, investment, innovation environment & intellectual property explained H.E. Al Saleh: New legislations will be major drivers of economic development in the next stage according to the wise leadership’s vision and in a manner that achieves the principles & objectives of the fiftieth Abu Dhabi, December 7, 2021:  The Ministry of ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed Launch UAE Rail Program

    The project worth AED50 billion and aims at establishing integrated system for transporting goods and passengers across the UAE Etihad Rail is the first road transport system that connects key cities of the UAE from Ghuwaifat to Fujairah United Arab Emirates- December 6, 2021: In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the UAE Government announced the launch of the UAE ......read more

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