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    Tasneef to implement FTA's decision regarding issuing certificates for vessels from black-listed countries

    To protect marine environment and ensure safety of national ports and marine installations List of countries whose vessels are prohibited from entering UAE waters before obtaining inspection and conformity certificates from recognised classification bodies, is to ensure no vessel sails in UAE’s territorial waters without meeting the safety and quality standards that ensure safety of their crews and protect the marine environment Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) has said that it is ready for the decision of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime (FTA), prohibiting vessels carrying flags of countries that are black-listed by maritime authorities to enter UAE’s ports or ......read more

    RAK Ruler Pardons 272 Prisoners Ahead of Eid Al Adha

    Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 272 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms with definitive sentences. Sheikh Saud pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners. Sheikh Saud made the move to offer the prisoners the chance to start a new life and alleviate the suffering of their families. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Judicial Council, gave the instruction for the required procedures to be completed for the order issued by the Ruler to be carried out, in collaboration with Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters before Eid. Hassan Saeed ......read more

    Distribution of New Banknotes During Eid Seasons

    Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  On the blessed occasion of Eid Al Adha, CBUAE wishes the UAE leadership, the public and all the Arab and Islamic countries many happy returns. Moreover, CBUAE confirms that it has provided all banks operating in UAE with new banknotes to meet their customers’ needs, in line with UAE’s social traditions during Eid Seasons. Furthermore, CBUAE instructed all banks to take necessary arrangements to ensure the public’s needs of new banknotes are adequately met, and to coordinate with CBUAE to that end.

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    Aster Disaster Support Team mobilized to help Kerala flood victims

    Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare pledges to contribute Rs. 50 lakhs or AED 265,000 to Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:   To support the victims of one of the worst floods that Kerala has seen in recent history, displacing more than 54000 people, Aster Disaster Support Team has been mobilized to provide humanitarian aid. Consisting of more than 200 medical and non-medical volunteers from Aster DM Healthcare’s network of hospitals in India and led by Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the Aster Disaster Support Team has started working with local government relief centres in Wayanad, Ernakulam, Calicut, Malappuram districts to conduct medical camps, provide health check-ups and essential materials for sustenance. The pledged amount of ......read more

    RAK International Corporate Centre visits the Republic of Mauritius to expand global presence

    Ras Al Khaimah, 13 August 2018:  RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a world-class corporate registry in Ras Al Khaimah, has recently visited the Republic of Mauritius to introduce the growth opportunities that it offers to international business companies. Led by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK ICC, along with RAK ICC CEO Dr Sameer Al Ansari, the delegation met with high-level government officials, senior executives of banking institutions, as well as corporate service providers in Mauritius. The discussions covered various opportunities for cooperation, such as experience and information sharing, technical support especially through the Financial Services Commission, and banking services for RAKICC companies. HH Sheikh Ahmed, stated: “Mauritius has been very successful in ......read more

    The Sustainable City names Dolores Shelleh as Brand Ambassador on International Youth Day

    This reflects The Sustainable City’s drive towards a sustainable and egalitarian future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13, August 2018:   The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, is commemorating International Youth Day by aligning with Dolores Shelleh, the first and youngest Jordanian woman set to climb the Everest, and appointing her as Brand Ambassador. The Sustainable City selected Dolores because she represents the epitome of young potential and is a strong idol for women whom she will inspire. As part of its mission to progress upon ecological development goals, The Sustainable City whole-heartedly supports women and gender equality, especially younger women who dream to rise beyond their potential.  Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — ......read more

    Dubai Quality Group Starts accepting Submissions to the 7th cycle UAE Ideas Award 2018

    The award opens to Gov. & Privet Sector in UAE Submissions deadline 20 September 2018 Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group. Dubai Quality Group chaired by Ms. Fatma Buti Al Mheiri has started accepting the submissions to the 7th cycle UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2018 that will take place on 29th October 2018. The conference will be organized this year under the theme of “Zayed the Prime Innovator” in line with the “Year of Zayed” that declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the President of UAE.  The UAE Ideas Conference & Award is part of the Ideas Arabia Sub Group chaired by Mr. ......read more

    Emirates Foundation hosts senior level delegation from the International Association for Volunteering Effort

    Visit comes as Abu Dhabi is announced one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE, the largest international volunteering Conference in 2020   ABU DHABI, August 12 2018:  Emirates Foundation, the national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the em-powerment of youth across the UAE, hosted this week a Senior-level delegation from the International Association for Volunteering Effort. The visit to Abu Dhabi comes as the capital is announced as one of 3 top international capitals shortlisted to host IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2020, the largest global gathering of volunteering ex-perts and practitioners.    The IAVE visit comes as part of the final bid evaluation phase, and including meetings with various UAE government ......read more

    ENEC Launches Youth Council to Empower the Next Generation of Emirati Nuclear Energy Leaders

    Barakah Youth Council to provide future Emirati nuclear energy leaders with voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement 63% of UAE Nationals employed by ENEC and its subsidiaries are under 30 years of age Announced to coincide with United Nations’ 18th annual International Youth Day Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 August 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company  have launched a Youth Council to inspire, support, and empower the future Emirati leaders of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Industry.   Entitled the Barakah Youth Council (BYC), the council will serve as a direct channel of communication between the senior leadership of ENEC, Nawah and Barakah One Company and the organisations’ ......read more

    Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations Announces its Second Edition

    Set to take place 8th and 9th October 2018 in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations will take place on the 8th and 9th October 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announced that the two day event will include a number of learning programmes and workshops hosted by local and international leaders and experts. The 2018 Majlis is open for registration for university students and recent graduates across the nation. It will inspire them to strive for excellence by giving them a glimpse of the future, ......read more

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi brings excitement to children at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

    Nickelodeon characters, storytelling and lots of Summer Programme activities organised for young patients at the hospital Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 August 2018:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) brought the excitement and entertainment of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2018 directly to young patients of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, bringing storytelling, games and a special visit from Nickelodeon characters. The event was organised with the aim to introduce the younger generation to the importance of humanitarian efforts and social responsibility. Young patients were treated to a day filled with storytelling and reading activities as part of the Summer Programme, alongside workshops introducing a selection of international authors, books, and cultures from around the world, to ......read more

    Carried out by Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment

    Sharjah’s ‘Pledge a Library’ Initiative Distributes 600 Books in Brazil Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), a Sharjah-based non-profit, has supported the São Paulo Public Library, six school libraries, as well as community service centres in Brazil that host a rich collection of Arabic books, with 600 new titles.  The books have been provided as part of KF’s ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative, which seeks to offer Arab and refugee children, and those who live in less fortunate communities access to books, helping them develop a fondness for their language and heritage even if they are away from their homelands.  Amna Al Mazimi, Manager of Kalimat Foundation, said: “Kalimat Foundation has offered a choice selection of ......read more

    The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry discusses cooperation with Malaysia

    Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:   HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Omar Mohammed Salleh, Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of Malaysia in the UAE, discussed ways of developing economic relations and enhancing trade exchange between Sharjah and Malaysia.  The meeting was held recently at the SCCI headquarters, where the two sides agreed to enhance joint efforts to promote economic cooperation and the available investment opportunities in both countries, in addition to encouraging businesspeople in both Sharjah and Malaysia to build fruitful and long-lasting partnerships. The meeting was also attended by Swardi Abdul Shakoor, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Malaysia Trade Centre at the Consulate General of ......read more

    Dubai Land Department supports strategic alliance between the UAE and China

    Representing the UAE through its participation in the Chinese Luxury Property Show in Beijing and launching its Real Estate Promotion Trustee office in China Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04th August 2018:   The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has played an important role in strengthening the alliance between the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China (China) over the past decades by working with its partners to further attract Chinese investors, and to identify the investment opportunities available in Dubai and the UAE in general. Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid, Assistant Director and Head of the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Centre at DLD, said: "We recognise the importance of China as a trade and strategic partner for the United Arab Emirates, and we will be supportive of the ......read more

    Emirates Intellectual Property Association leads unified efforts to promote adoption of best global IP practices in the UAE

    “Move to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce is essential in consolidating UAE's leading position on IP protection,” says EIPA Chairman Al Obaidli   Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2018:  The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA), continues to lead in the ongoing unified efforts to promote the adoption of global best practices in intellectual property (IP). The association's commitment to promote a culture of IP in the country is widely reflected in its continuing efforts to build solid foundations in the advancement of legal action across IP issues--developing effective solutions to both current and emerging challenges in the implementation of IP protection laws that aims to protect patent holders, innovators, authors, investors and brands, in line with the vision of the wise leadership ......read more

    Thomson Reuters Hosts 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in Saudi Arabia

    Seminar held in partnership with the Institute of Finance and under the patronage of SAMA Governor   August, 2nd, 2018:    Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on September 26 & 27, 2018 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The seminar, which celebrates its tenth round this year, will take place in partnership with the Institute of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). With over 400 delegates in attendance and 35 high profile regional and international speakers, the seminar is the premier compliance and Anti Money Laundering event for Saudi Arabia's banking and financial services industry.  Thamer Alessa, ......read more

    More than half of eligible UAE expats seek second passport

    A number of global immigration consultants and advisors to join IREIS 2018 to advice potential immigrants seeking a second passport in return of investment Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 02, 2018:  About 51 percent of the eligible expatriates of the UAE are seeking a second passport According to a research by AAA Associates, a leading immigration service provider.   The AAA associates report finds that the nationals of Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, India and Pakistan are increasingly seeking second citizenship due to a change in their economic status and their ability to avail the second passport that allows them visa free travel to more than 120 countries. Nationals of these countries usually have to go through stringent visa screening process. A second passport eliminates that and helps ......read more

    UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 August 2018:   UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.    The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation by 2030.    “Nearly 800 children die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “Through this innovative ......read more

    Emirates Post Group gifts the first public issuance of the UAE-China commemorative stamp to young Philatelists

    Stamps issued celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the UAE and China in high-demand   Dubai, (31) July 2018:   Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, has witnessed a high demand for the latest stamp celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China issued to mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE.    One such request was received by 8-year-young philatelist Asmaa Humaid Issa Alsuwaidi who contacted EPG through its social media channels. Asmaa, along with her sister 10-year-old Afra Humaid Issa Alsuwaidi, also an avid philatelist, were gifted the stamp by the Group’s Acting Chief Commercial Director, Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami and ......read more

    Sharjah Publishing City Launches the Dual License for the First Time

    Businesses Operating in Sharjah’s Free Zone Can Now Expand in the Mainland and Local Markets ‘Dual trade license’ system launched by Sharjah Publishing City and Sharjah Economic Development Department Sharjah, 31 July 2018:  The Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), under the umbrella of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and the world’s first publishing free zone, signed an agreement with the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD), to launch a new dual trade license system for businesses operating in SPC. The new dual license is another investment advantage that the SPC provides.      The dual license will grant companies two different approvals; the first is issued by the SPC administration, and the second by SEDD, which will allow companies to take advantage of investment ......read more

    Up to AED 200,000 Worth of Electronics to Win with the Abu Dhabi Summer Season ‘Unbox the Amazing' Promotion

    Lucky shoppers could walk away with valuable gifts from retailers participating in ADSS this weekend at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 July 2017:   As part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS), the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED), has revealed the prizes for this weekend’s ‘Unbox the Amazing’ promotion at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi, which will take place on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th. Lucky shoppers will be getting the chance to win valuable electronics items and much more! Shoppers at the mall who spend a minimum of AED 1,000 will get the opportunity to visit the ‘Unbox the Amazing’ stage and try the ......read more

    Details of the Immigration Amnesty Announced

    Dubai, UAE: 25 July 2018:   The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty for illegal residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will last for three months, starting 1 August 2018.  Amnesty details The initiative called ‘Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status’ will allow foreign nationals to regularize their status by either leaving the UAE without paying a fine and without facing a return immigration ban (only those who entered illegally will be subject to a two-year entry ban), or by changing their sponsorship inside the country.  Those who decide to depart will be issued an exit permit valid for ten days, whereas those who wish to remain in the UAE will have to provide documents from their new sponsor before a residence visa can be granted. Those without ......read more

    Dubai South partners with European Expert Chambers to attract EU SMEs to Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018:  The Business Park at Dubai South has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Union of European Expert Chambers (UCEE) to establish a permanent exhibition and business centre for the members of UCEE at the Business Park. The partnership aims to encourage European SMEs to set up their business in Dubai and the region. The announcement came during a press conference that was recently held in Brussels, in the presence of Shoaib Al Rahimi, VP of Business Park at Dubai South. The UCEE, which is an institution that represents all EU nations, offers various different opportunities to its European members that consist primarily of SMEs, and has a membership of around 600 enterprises that operate in various economic sectors. Expertise House Consultancy will cooperate with the UCEE to ......read more

    Shurooq and REI Holding Strengthen Korea-Sharjah Bilateral Investments in Second MoU

    New agreement builds on the pioneering healthcare project between both parties and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Sharjah, 25 July, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea’s global investment corporation REI Holding Group, to encourage bilateral investments, collaborate on industry information and expand business networks in both countries. The agreement follows on the recently announced MoU between Shurooq and REI’s Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah, and the visit of Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea, at a UAE-Korea Business Forum in March this year. President Moon highlighted Korea’s commitment to expanding cooperation with the UAE ......read more

    Y&R supports UNHCR with #HandInHand campaign to draw vital donations for refugees

    The #HandInHand campaign raised awareness of the refugee cause as well as important funds for more than 800 Syrian and 1500 Rohingya refugee families Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 25, 2018) -   Y&R Dubai was proud to offer their helping hand to UNHCR’s Ramadan campaign – coined as #HandInHand #nusalnus – which sought to raise awareness around the pressing needs of refugee families, particularly women and children, for vital support and cash assistance. Y&R’s creative support to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency included coining the overall concept, which touched so many people and raised important awareness for the hardship and suffering of forcibly displaced families, particularly, Rohingya and Syrian refugees.  The agency’s “manifesto” for UNHCR’s campaign ......read more

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    DED-Ajman confiscates counterfeit goods worth AED 6 million in Al-Jaraf industrial area

    UAE, August 14, 2018 – The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) announced the seizure of two warehouses in Al-Jaraf industrial area, confiscating more than 60,000 fake goods of well-known brand names, worth AED 6,220,000 million. The move falls within the framework of an inspection campaign carried out by the inspectors of the Department of Combating Commercial Fraud, in line with the efforts to secure the markets and combat commercial fraud, thereby ensuring the highest levels of protection of customer rights. All necessary legal actions were taken, and penalties have ......read more

    Asia Pulp & Paper's Foopak Bio Natura Compostable Food Packaging Solution Awarded “Sustainability Product of the Year”

    As anti-plastic campaign in UAE gathers momentum, these biodegradable and compostable paperboard products offer businesses a sustainable alternative to packaging waste Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Foopak Bio Natura suite of food packaging products “Sustainability Product of the Year” in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall ......read more

    Strategic new partnership between Dubai Government Workshop and Al-Futtaim Motors to result in creation of new service centre

    UAE, July 22, 2018 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a strategic partnership with Al-Futtaim Motors, one of the UAE's leading companies in maintenance and distribution of cars and spare parts. The new alliance is expected to help reinforce cooperation between the two parties, particularly in the efforts to provide maintenance services for Toyota automobiles. The move represents a forward step in DGW's commitment to provide outstanding and pioneering vehicle management and maintenance services in line with international standards and best practices and according to their ......read more

    Emirates Post Group issues commemorative stamp celebrating 34 years of UAE-China diplomatic relations

    Dubai, 22 July 2018:   To mark the historic visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE, Emirates Post Group (EPG), the region’s leading postal and non-postal services provider, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, issued commemorative stamps celebrating 34 years of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China.  The stamps bear three design executions, one with the portrait of the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, another with ......read more

    Currency Swaps Through Renminbi Clearing Centre Boost UAE – China Trade

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 July 2018:   As part of joint efforts to foster a closer trading relationship and develop increased investment opportunities, the Central Bank of the UAE and the People’s Bank of China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement and an MOU to establish a Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre in the UAE in December 2015. Swaps through the Center grew consistently, increasing a further 42% in H1 2018, compared to levels recorded at end of 2017. Growing transfers through the Center reflect the continued overall growth in trade between the two countries. China ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts ‘Art for Health' awards

    UAE, July 18, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) held the closing ceremony of the ‘Art for Health 2018’ competition. The winners were awarded in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics; and Dr. Fadila Sharif, Director of Education and Health Promotion Department. Dr. Rand thanked the attendees and youth especially for contributing towards building an effective communication bridge with the wise leadership. This in turn ensures the achievement of a better future built on the capabilities and ......read more

    Dubai Municipality and Veolia successfully Commissioned Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility

    Constructed by Veolia subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of Hazardous liquid waste.  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cubic meters of hazardous liquid waste per day. In support of the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Master Plan 2030, which is driving effective ......read more

    Middle East Immigration News Flash 60/2018

    Validity of Residence Permits under Personal Sponsorship Extended Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years.    The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years. Previously, such a visa was issued with a maximum validity of two years.  The government fee for the two-year residence permit under the personal sponsorship ......read more

    The Dubai Business Women Council looks to enhance economic relations with Serbia

    Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council held a meeting to discuss ways to enhance the economic relations between business women of Dubai and Serbia, and enact joint economic and trade partnerships. The meeting was recently held between Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; and HE Stanimir  Vukicevic, the Ambassador of  Serbia in the UAE, at the premises of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Faiza Al Sayed, Vice President of the Dubai Business Women Council. The two sides reviewed ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop successfully holds training workshop aimed at enhancing technical skills of its employees

    UAE, 15 July, 2018 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with leading tire safety company Dunlop, successfully organized a two-day training program on tire technology at the workshop's training centre. The sessions were held as part of DGW's continuing efforts to enhance the technical skills of their employees--allowing them to further improve their abilities to carry out their duties, which in turn can greatly contribute to reinforcing individual performance of the employee and the overall level of the workshop. The event is part of a series of workshops and training ......read more

    Khalifa Fund signs MoU with the Crown Prince Foundation in Jordan to promote entrepreneurship and SME Development

    Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2018: In accordance with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Crown Prince Foundation to support entrepreneurship and development projects in Jordan. This initiative falls in line with its mission to promote entrepreneurship, encourage innovation ......read more

    HR holds the key to driving innovation and digital transformation in UAE's public sector

    Giving HR a seat at the executive table is vital to meeting digital workplace needs Abu Dhabi, 15 July 2018:   The global HR tech industry is worth an estimated USD 400 billion, according to Bersin by Deloitte. The Middle East contributes a sizeable and growing share to the global market, and increasingly, uptake of HR tech solutions in the region is being driven by public sector organizations looking to transition into the digital age and build organizations of the future, with GCC states such as the UAE leading the charge. However, for government and public entities in the UAE ......read more

    PCFC and GDRFA helped 511 employees tie the knot over last 7 years

    Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) reinforced its continual efforts towards more social cohesion through the mass wedding initiative which it has organized consecutively for the last seven years.   It is part of PCFC’s efforts to promote happiness, and to help families and couples with the wedding expenses and the start of their lives. The initiative, which is held in partnership with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has seen increasing number of beneficiaries during the last seven ......read more

    Outstanding Guide programme launched by Sharjah Museums Authority

    Girl Guides to tour museums as part of  week-long training programme. Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Sharjah Girl Guides delivers ‘The Outstanding Guide’ programme. Sharjah, July 11, 2018:  The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic sites and to discover what it takes to become an expert museum guide. Organised by the SMA, for the 9th consecutive year, the week-long programme ‘The Outstanding Guide’ collaborates with ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council witnesses 28.3% growth in total membership during first half of 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The increase in membership reflects the growing desire of the emirate’s business women to benefit from the initiatives and services that the council organizes, and highlights the important role that ......read more

    Planning for life and dealing with death – how legal tolerance in the UAE offers a more secure future By Sean Hird

    DIFC Wills Service welcomes new visa rules reducing the vulnerability of women following death or divorce Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Picture an important new construction taking shape in the UAE.  Although carefully designed and crafted for the future, you can’t see it on the skyline.  But it’s even more valuable than the tower blocks on Sheikh Zayed Road or in downtown Abu Dhabi. And in the past week, another key piece of that structure has been lowered into place. This critical building block is the UAE’s announcement that widows and female ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Maharati' system to boost healthcare electronic training in UAE

    UAE, July 9, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has officially launched the ‘Maharati’ system, a healthcare learning and management system, at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah as part of its continuous efforts to improve the health system and nurture a culture of innovation in the work environment through globally accepted training. Apart from strengthening the UAE’s health industry, ‘Maharati’ also seeks to build a smart e-learning system and sustain effective local and global partnerships to keep up with future changes. Present during ......read more

    DED Ajman records outstanding growth in issued licenses after strong move to enhance businesses

    UAE, 9 July, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recorded an outstanding 5 per cent growth in the number of new and renewed licenses during the first quarter of 2018. The high number of issued commercial licenses reflects the confidence of the local, regional and global investment community in Ajman's competitive economic and investment capabilities and was the result of intensive efforts to facilitate and create an attractive investment environment to enhance business growth and sustainability in the emirate. The number of new licenses released during ......read more

    Emirates Post Group supports ‘My Blood for My Country' initiative with blood donation drives

    Dubai, 09 July 2018:   Since the 2nd and until Wednesday 11 July Emirates Post Group, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider has organized a series of blood donation drives at its central post offices across the nation: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's Blood Bank, the drive supports the “My Blood for My Country” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive ......read more

    Smart Solutions and Services Authority ready to unify Abu Dhabi Customer Service Centres via TAMM initiative

    Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2018: Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) successfully organized a special workshop aimed at unifying the Emirati's government customer service centres through its TAMM initiative, which looks towards achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government by moving the service delivery model to a more ‘journey-focused' approach. The workshop falls in line with the ongoing move to establish customer service centres across the emirate while also bringing various government entities under one umbrella to achieve Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. The ......read more

    Dubai Cares honors philanthropist Sunny Varkey for fulfilling his AED 100 million commitment over 10 years

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 July 2018:   Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, received Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education and Founder of the Varkey Foundation. During the meeting, Mr. Al Gurg honored Mr. Varkey for fulfilling his commitment of AED 100 million that he pledged to Dubai Cares in 2007 over a period of 10 years in support of the global philanthropic organization’s efforts toward securing children's right to education. The high profile meeting also presented a strategic opportunity for both parties to discuss the ......read more

    SLC holds gathering with 36 government entities to discuss ‘Dubai Legislative Plan 2019'

    UAE, July 7, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), held a gathering to discuss the methodology of developing ‘Dubai Legislative Plan 2019,’ which is aimed at the establishment of a more comprehensive and unified framework needed for the creation of pioneering government legislation that is capable of addressing the present challenges and looking ahead to the future, in line with the goals and objectives of Dubai Plan 2021 to establish a pioneering, proactive, and excellent government. The gathering, which was attended by ......read more

    Director of Dubai Customs discusses fostering business with South Korean Consul General

    Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs received in his office His Excllency Jion Yung Wok, newly appointed South Korean Consul General. The meeting was attended by of Edris Behzad, Director of Client Management Department and Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department. Musabih and Wok discussed the best means of cooperation to promote mutual trade.  Musabih reaffirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation with the South Korean diplomatic mission, business council and Korean ......read more

    Official Statement Issued Regarding Entry and Residency of Qatari Citizens

    Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    In its latest announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has clarified the official stance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding entry and residency of Qatari citizens.    According to the MOFAIC’s statement, Qatari citizens who currently reside in the UAE are not required to apply for any permission to ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention's Youth Council tackles future challenges and plans during induction meeting in Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital

    UAE, 4 July, 2018- The Youth Council of the Ministry of Health and Prevention at Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Sharjah held its first induction meeting attended by the Ministry’s staff from Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman’s medical districts. The meeting served as a venue for the young members to discuss the Council’s goals, tasks, and future plans to strengthen the role of the youth in the Ministry’s efforts to build an effective and sustainable health system for a happy society. It was part of a series of upcoming Ministry-led meetings to be ......read more

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