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    Indian Businessman Mohammed Aref Donates 560 Flight Tickets to Free Inmates Through Faraj Fund

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 June 2018:  Indian businessman Mohammed Aref aided Faraj Fund in freeing 560 prison inmates by providing flight tickets which will facilitate the recipients’ return to their home countries.  The generous gesture expresses his commitment to philanthropy during Ramadan and was regarded to be one of the most commended initiatives carried out during the holy month. Saqr Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, the Executive Director of Faraj Fund commented, “Aref’s donation is allowing us to serve the needs of 560 inmates who will be safely flown back to their home countries. Herewith I’d like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to him for his generosity”. Saqr believes that in the future, more enterprises and individuals will continue to join the Fund to ......read more

    Dubai Cares partners with Idealz in support of providing children and young people in developing countries access to quality education

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Initiatives, has partnered with Idealz Enterprises LLC to promote charitable donations through a unique incentive scheme. Idealz, founded in 2016 by Jad Toubayly and Easa Al Gurg, is a unique ecommerce store which sells self-branded sport-chic apparel and stationery. Customers join the platform and with every purchase are given the opportunity to win luxury prizes. Integral to this process is the proposition to donate to Dubai Cares. Any customer who opts to donate to Dubai Cares is awarded an additional ticket entry to the prize draw.  Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares commented: “It’s rare to see an SME actively seeking to participate in philanthropic and charitable initiatives so early on ......read more

    The Dubai Business Women Council enhances the skills of its members through the 'Spirit of Zayed' initiative

    By partnering with leading international companies to develop the expertise of the programme’s participants Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018:  In conjunction with 'Zayed Humanitarian Day' and the ‘Year of Zayed’, The Dubai Business Women Council has partnered with leading international companies to offer the 'Spirit of Zayed' mentorship programme, which represents an initiative that gives working women the skills and expertise that they need to excel and innovate.  The 'Spirit of Zayed' mentorship programme, which was first launched at the beginning of the year, has formed strategic partnerships with a variety of local and international leading companies, in addition to experts that work in various sectors, to benefit women by offering free consultations that helps them to apply the best ......read more

    GSK distributes 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags to people across the GCC

    GSK launches a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, supported by the Year of Zayed, to further values of sustainability and human development Out of the 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags distributed by 130 GSK volunteers, 2,500 were given to people in the UAE Dubai, 12 June 2018:  In the spirit of Ramadan and in line with the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global, science-led healthcare company, distributed 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar bags last week to people across the GCC, of which 2,500 were delivered in the UAE, in support of the Year of Zayed.    GSK’s CSR initiative aims to bring to life the values of sustainability and human development, as well as humanitarianism and promoting environmental sustainability.    A team of 50 volunteers from ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi Makes Worldwide Plea to Strike Child Labour at its Very Roots

    Call marks the ILO World Day Against Child Labour    Jawaher Al Qasimi: Respect for the rights of children is a humanitarian commitment and a definitive requirement in civilised societies    The world’s reform begins with a happy childhood rich with love and care   Sharjah, June 11, 2018:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has made a strong call for a renewed global commitment urging greater cooperation among world leaders, decision makers, humanitarian organisations and civil society to protect children from being pushed into the world of forced labour, especially at a very young age when they are most vulnerable to exploitation.    Speaking ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center distributes Eidia on first day of Eid

    Iconic mascots Omeir and Ghbeisha to interact with kids and visitors at Dubai’s City Walk    Dubai, 11 June 2018:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) is promoting the generous custom of distributing Eidia or money handed to kids on the first day of Eid, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.   Leading this event are HHC’s iconic mascots Omeir (wearing traditional kandoora) and Ghbeisha (dressed in abaya) who will be interacting with children and visitors at City Walk Dubai from 5pm to 7pm on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.  The HHC will also station a white decorated van in the area and play catchy beats of traditional Emirati music to further boost the message of warm-heartedness, joy and happiness.   Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at HHC, noted ......read more

    Dubai Summer Surprises Calendar of Events Revealed

    Dubai Tourism announces full-line up of summer sales, events and promotions Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 10 June 2018:  Offering an exciting six-week programme of summer activities sure to keep both residents and tourists entertained, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai’s annual summer festival will return to the city from 22 June – 4 August 2018. With just over two weeks left until the start of DSS 2018, the organisers Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has revealed the highlights of this year’s exciting line-up of activities, featuring unmissable sales, big beauty launches and appearances by lovable Loony Tunes characters. Residents are also encouraged to check the DSS social channels or visit the website for ......read more

    Colgate-Palmolive and Surge Middle East partner to educate thousands of children about water conservation in the UAE

    The partnership is part of the global Colgate Save Water campaign with Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps   Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018:   Continuing its long-standing commitment to saving water, the Colgate-Palmolive Company has launched a new partnership with Surge Middle East - a global non-profit organization for water, sanitation, and hygiene projects - to raise awareness about water conservation among schoolchildren in the UAE as part of its global “Save Water” campaign.    The Colgate Save Water campaign is supported by champion swimmer Michael Phelps as its global ambassador. The campaign’s ultimate goal is to reach 100 million people and inspire 10 million children around the world to change their brushing habits by turning off the tap while brushing their ......read more

    DWTC events drive AED 12.7bn in economic value for Dubai, fuelling record 3.3% contribution to emirate's GDP

    Total economic output from large scale events grows 8% to generate AED 22.5 billion from 103 large-scale events Sales within MICE sector drive more than four-times value in overall non-trade business activity and support over 84,000 jobs International participants contribute 75% of direct economic output – Spending nine-times more per event than domestic counterparts   Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) events accounted for a record AED 12.7 billion in retained value towards Dubai’s economy, equivalent to 3.3 percent of the emirate’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2017, according to the latest Economic Impact Assessment report released by DWTC. The study estimates the total economic output of DWTC’s large-scale events at AED 22.5 billion, an increase of 8% since ......read more

    Consulate General of India Mr. Vipul came as CHIEF GUEST at the blood donation camp organized by Indian community during Ramadan

    Over 350 people participated during 2 days of camp Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  Indian Community (Sarbat Da Bhalla , Sewa, Baba Jujhar Singh  ,Dastar Laher and Awaaz Welfare Society Dubai) & Indian Club in U.A.E organized Blood Donation Camps in association with DHA Dubai at 2 locations wherein Mr. Vipul , Consulate General of India was the Chief Guest and also participated as a donor. It was huge success like every year as many as over 300 people participated and donated blood at Latifa Hospital.   SEWA team organizes these camps every year to contribute back to society during Holy month of Ramadan through philanthropic deeds and addresses the shortfall of blood in local blood banks.    Mr. Davinder Singh from SEWA said “We are doing this from last 8 years and organized some 44 to 45 ......read more

    Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment Supports UAE Libraries with Braille, Audio and Large-print Books

    Distributed 840 books in line with its ‘Ara’ initiative As part of its ‘Ara’ initiative, launched to promote awareness about the issues of blind and visually impaired children, the Sharjah-based non-profit, Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), has provided 840 copies of braille, audio and large-print books to support Dar Al Kutub libraries in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain as well as to all Sharjah Public Libraries branches.  The move is in line with KF’s goal to enable children with special needs better access to books and knowledge, which will ensure their social and emotional wellbeing, improve their education, and better integrate them in society.  Prior to the books donation initiative, a KF delegation visited these libraries to review the quality and quantity of literature ......read more

    Greenpeace expedition finds plastic pollution and hazardous chemicals in remote Antarctic waters

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Laboratory analysis of water and snow samples, gathered during a recent Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic, has revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals, respectively, in the majority of samples tested. “We may think of the Antarctic as a remote and pristine wilderness,” said Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, “but from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity’s footprint is clear. These results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals. We need action at source, to stop these pollutants ending up in the Antarctic in the first place, and we need an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary to give space for penguins, ......read more

    Dubai's hospitality sector continues to offer growth potential beyond 2020

    Investment opportunities are supported by ongoing government efforts to expand non-hydrocarbon industries and the private sector’s involvement, according to a KPMG-INHOCO study  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 June 2018:  Investment in Dubai’s hospitality industry is expected to grow well beyond the next two years, although margins are gradually converging with global norms, according to a joint report by KPMG and International Hospitality Consulting Group INHOCO entitled “Accommodating the Future: the Dubai hospitality sector beyond 2020”. The emergence of an array of spectacular attractions and cutting-edge infrastructure ensure there is something in Dubai for everyone. The emirate has also been investing heavily in different themed adventure parks, which aim to be a major attraction, ......read more

    Residents in UAE, Egypt and KSA take action to reduce food waste

    A Danfoss survey reveals that 83% of respondents understand the impact of food waste on the environment and 77% actively take action to reduce their waste footprint While residents are trying to not throw their leftover food away throughout the year, 79% reported they are especially more conscious of this during Ramadan Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 6 June 2018:   Danfoss, the global leader in engineering solutions, commissioned a survey to assess the sustainable food consumption of residents in the UAE, Egypt and KSA, and how well they are complying to their governments’ appeal to reduce food waste.    The survey revealed that 83% of respondents understand the impact of food waste on the environment and 77% actively take action to reduce their food waste footprint.   Food waste is ......read more

    The Indian Hotels Company Limited (Ihcl) Joins in Beating Plastic Pollution as India Hosts World Environment Day

    IHCL leads the industry with Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans being the company’s first  “Zero Single Use Plastic Hotel.” Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:  As India takes center stage as the global host of World Environment Day 2018, South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) addresses this year’s theme #BeatPlasticPollution with its first ever “Zero Single Use Plastic Hotel”, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans.  In line with IHCL’s commitment to safeguard the environment, Taj Andamans, situated on relatively undiscovered Havelock Islands, has taken great care to construct a 72 villa world-class resort within 46 acres of forest and mangroves while preserving the fragile eco-system of the island. Not a single tree has ......read more

    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana and Jumeira Rotana Hosts an Iftar with SNF Children with Special Needs

    5 June 2018, Dubai, UAE:   BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana and Jumeira Rotana Dubai embraced the Holy Month of Ramadan today by celebrating it together with the Special Needs Future Development Centre (SNF). The hotels invited children with special needs along with their families to break their fast together with the hotel teams. All families, Teams and Management of SNF joined for Iftar and enjoyed a delectable array of Arabian dishes to break their fast. To complete the event and make it more memorable, the teams of both hotels distributed gifts from Babyshop to all students and grocery items to each family that were provided by the RSA Insurance. Mr. Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager of Jumeira Rotana and BurJuman Arjaan said, “Ramadan is a time of giving and sharing; especially with those who need it most. It was a ......read more

    PCFC's Customs World receives Dominican Customs delegation

    Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  As part of its efforts to promote and advance customs systems worldwide, Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), received a high level delegation from the Dominican General Directorate of Customs.   The delegates had the chance to learn about the advanced services and smart customs systems that Dubai Customs delivers to its clients which can be utilized based on the agreement between Customs World and the Dominican General Directorate of Customs. Dubai Customs, under this agreement, will provide technical help in developing and updating customs procedures and systems to help its Dominican counterpart better protect its entry points and support economy.   The delegates included Williams G Patchico, IT Consultant, Alexandra Maukwait, Head of IT ......read more

    Sharjah Ramadan Majlis Debates State of Women's Sports

    Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  Sharjah Ramadan Majlis Debates State of Women’s Sports Leading women associated with various UAE sports bodies called for greater public and private support and a big push to women’s sports in the country in order to help women compete with the best of the best in regional and international championships.  Taking part in the Sharjah Ramadan Majlis debate on ‘Arab Women in Sports and Global Aspirations’ (May 30) at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, leading figures associated with women’s sports called for a whole new approach to give impetus to female sports in the country, enabling UAE women to compete at the global level and bring laurels to the nation. Sheikha Shamsa bint Hashar Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Women's Committee and Board Member of the UAE Volleyball ......read more

    Emirates Post Group distributes over 2,000 Iftar Meals to motorists and workers

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Emirates Post Group (EPG), UAE’s leading postal and express provider, in cooperation with Dubai Police and the team from Group32 distributed ‘Iftar Meals’ to motorists and workers offering a light snack including dates and water to break their fast.  Commenting on the initiative, EPG’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, said, “The ‘Goodwill Parcels’ project, in the Year of Zayed, reflects the values that Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, instilled by encouraging us to do good deeds and make a positive contribution through selfless volunteering in support of the community. Our aim is to follow his examples of generosity and kindness to make this country better and bring goodness to its ......read more

    Barclays Volunteers Take Part in the CDA Youth Council's Ramadan Initiative “Their Suhour Is On Us”

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Barclays volunteers actively taking part in distributing thousands of Suhour meal parcels to labourers and the less fortunate as part of “Their Suhour is on Us” Ramadan initiative.  Almost 10,000 meals have been distributed before the conclusion of the first half of the Holy Month, with the objective of supporting over 32,000 individual by the end of Ramadan. Alongside Barclays; Union Co-op, du, Aswaq and Sadia are also sponsors of the initiative.   Dania Haffar Bazzy, Chief of Staff, Barclays PLC, MENA commented: “We are very happy to be part of this great initiative and to witness the energy the teams are bringing to this collaborative activity which supports the community in which we live and work.”

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    Higher Organizing Committee of Aqdar World Summit Announces the Agenda of its 2nd Edition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2018:  The Higher Organizing Committee of Aqdar World Summit held a meeting earlier at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior in Abu Dhabi that was chaired by Major General Dr. Ahmed Naser Al Raisi, General Inspector at the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee. During the meeting, they discussed the plans and agenda of the second edition of Aqdar World Summit which will be held under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior on 26-28 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  The Higher Organizing Committee of Aqdar World Summit also announced the theme of the second edition which will be “Developing sustainable societies through human development: ......read more

    Dubai Customs showcases IPR efforts to Japanese delegation

    Dubai – 26 May 2018:   Dubai Customs’ IPR Department received a Japanese business delegation at its main building in Mina Rashid. Yousef Ozair, Director of Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR), Narmin Ahmad Ali Issa, Director of Legal Affairs Department, Mohammed bin Nasser, Manager of Follow-up and Process Section, and Noora Ahmed Manager - Trade Marks & Agencies recording section received the visitors.  The delegation included Masachi Nimoto, Head of International Cooperation Section, and Yushihidi Sogimoto, Economic Advisor at the Consulate General of Japan. Ozair briefed the Japanese delegates on Dubai Customs’ rich experience in protecting intellectual property rights.  “We continually develop the skills of our employees to best protect intellectual property rights. ......read more

    Sharjah Police and Emirates Auction launch a new online auction

    The auction includes 77 distinguished vehicle number plates of category 3 Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  The Sharjah Police Headquarters, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, has launched an online auction today on 77 distinguished vehicle number plates of category 3. The auction will take place until June 2nd and will include 5 triple-digit number plates, 38 four-digit number plates and 34 five-digit number plates. Number plates can be bought directly through the platform located in the Vehicles and Drivers’ Licensing Department at Sharjah Police, or through the company's website www.EmiratesAuction.com and its smartphone application. Number plates can also be bought by visiting the Emirates Auction customer service center that is located in the Traffic Management Building at Al Ramtha Area in Sharjah. One of the ......read more

    mson Reuters Releases True Cost of Financial Crime Report Featuring NEW Findings on MENA Markets

        45% of MENA respondents had been a victim of financial crime as opposed to 47% globally      96% believe that bribery and corruption is an important issue to tackle      57% indicate that consequences of bribery and corruption mean less government revenue     59% implement workflow and process reports while 60% fully conduct due diligence    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2018:  Thomson Reuters, world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, today released a global survey on the Cost of Financial Crime featuring new findings in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).  The survey revealed that globally, 47% had been a victim of at least one form of financial crime within their global operations ......read more

    OMO Set To Launch the 9th Edition Of Its Charitable Initiative 'Share A Touch Of Love' This Ramadan.

    Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  OMO will be seen collaborating with Emirates Red Crescent yet again for its annual charity drive, ‘Share A Touch Of Love’. The household brand known for championing mothers and children all around the globe will launch its clothes collection initiative this Ramadan. The campaign aims to build on the success of its previous record breaking editions that encourage the community to donate their gently used clothes at designated Mall stands, via scheduled pickups and at multiple donation boxes placed around the country. OMO’s ‘Share A Touch of Love’ campaign has already collected and distributed over a million items of clothing from the previous editions and this year holds the promise to see that figure grow immensely.  The clothes collected from the drive are washed with ......read more

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    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launches fundraising campaign to help Rohingya Refugees

    UAE, June 11, 2018: Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation, has launched a fundraising campaign for Rohingya Refugees who have fled targeted violence in Myanmar for refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. This campaign was launched to support MSF’s medical operations for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar. So far, MSF has created 10 health posts, three primary health centres and five inpatient health facilities, including a 100-bed inpatient hospital. In addition to medical care, MSF teams are working to provide clean water. MSF ......read more

    Al Ansari Exchange donates bus to Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

    UAE, 09 June 2018 - Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced a donation of a bus to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), which will be used as a transportation facility for students participating in the SMCCU-organized learning programs and educational field trips. The move falls in line with the ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative and forms part of Al Ansari Exchange’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, which aims at reinforcing the company’s thrust towards charitable ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Undersecretary inspects readiness of Al Amal Hospital for Mental Health and Dibba Al Hosn Health Centre

    UAE, 9 June 2018 - His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently visited the Al Amal Hospital for Mental Health in Dubai and the Dibba Al Hosn Health Centre. Accompanied by H.E. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector, the visit is part of the Ministry's regular inspection of local health facilities to help determine the current level of health services provided to UAE residents and nationals while also conducting an on-the-spot review of the performance of medical ......read more

    Greek Prime Minister praises UAE's global maritime feats during visit to DMCA pavilion at ‘Posidonia 2018'

    June 06, 2018. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently gained deeper insights into Dubai's pioneering experience in building one of the world’s most competitive, attractive, and comprehensive maritime cluster. The top Greek official praised the world-class achievements and competitive edge of Dubai, making it at par with the world's most important maritime and logistics centers. This took place during his visit to the pavilion of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) on the opening day of ‘2018 Posidonia Exhibition’ which held ......read more

    Executive Director of TAQATI Aref Abou Zahr Statement on World Environment Day 2018

    “Pollution levels are becoming dangerously high and adoption of measures aimed at ensuring lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources has become our immediate priority. The significance of awareness programs must not be overlooked in making environmentally responsible behavior a part of our core values. We remain committed to encouraging general members of the community to be responsible for their own environment, through various campaigns. On the occasion of this year’s World Environment Day, we urge every individual to be environmentally responsible and minimize ......read more

    CEO of Etihad ESCO, Ali Al Jassim's Statement on World Environment Day 2018

    “As consumption of resources keep rising at unprecedented rates, it is important to remember that these resources are non-replenishable. Irresponsible consumption and various day to day practices that pollute the environment can irreversibly destroy them, thereby depriving our future generations of the benefits our ancestors passed on to us. We are blessed with rich biodiversity in the surrounding Arabian Gulf, which houses a diverse marine ecosystem. Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time and the impact of this environmental degradation ......read more

    Khalifa Fund customer happiness indicator reaches 72% in 2017

    Abu Dhabi, June 02, 2018: The customer happiness indicator in Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development reached 72 per cent in 2017. This achievement is in line with the fund's strategy to support its customers and implement the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which aims to ensure customer satisfaction and provide the highest quality of services. It meets the ‘Customer Happiness Formula’ launched by the UAE Government, aimed at integrating the concepts of happiness in customer service centers as a practice and become a culture imbibed in all government entities. The result ......read more

    10,000 Iftar meals from Al Ansari Exchange during the Holy Month of Ramadan

    UAE, 26 May 2018 – As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and in line with the “year of Zayed”, Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, allocated 10,000 ready-made Iftar meals packs to be distributed to the needy people in the UAE in observation of the holy month of Ramadan. The move is part of the company’s annual Ramadan initiative ‘Iftar El- Saem’ which embodies the values of goodness, cohesion, solidarity, and compassion, and aims to help community members, including ......read more

    Dubai Customs participates in Shenzhen Security Summit

    Dubai – 23 May 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Shenzhen Security Summit in China on 10 and 11 May. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and Younis Othman, IT Director attended the event.  The participation aimed at learning about the best practices in security that can help protect borders and entry points, control and monitor passenger traffic and implement latest techniques in risk management.  Dubai Customs delegation also visited the smart operations center in Shenzhen where the city is controlled using 24-hour Closed Circuit Television ......read more

    Emirates Post Offers Valued Discounts to Six Destinations this Ramadan

    Discounts to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh Up to 60% on 15-30kg packages sent via international Express Dubai, UAE; 23 May 2018:  In line with the Year of Zayed, Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, has launched a heartfelt initiative offering discounts on international Express shipments for six destinations. Following the principles of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, on community philanthropy, Emirates Post has announced a valuable offering of varied discounts ......read more

    H.E. Al Mansoori: Decision strengthens UAE's position on the global investment map

    H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that the recent decision of the UAE Cabinet to raise global investors’ ownership of companies to 100 per cent, and the launching of an integrated system for UAE visas aimed at attracting talents, is a landmark step that fast tracks the country’s efforts towards achieving the objectives of the National Agenda 2021. H.E. Al Mansoori added that these decisions play a significant role in enhancing the development of the country in line with the UAE Centennial 2071, by providing a distinct advantage to UAE’s ......read more

    H.H Sheikh Saud Meets Palace Museum Beijing Officials in Ras Al Khaimah to Unearth Details of Ancient ‘Silk Road' Trade Links Between the Far East and Eastern Arabia

    World’s leading expert is in RAK to examine Chinese blue and white pottery found here ‘Ras Al Khaimah is a place that has had constant human habitation for over 7,000 years’ May 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has met renowned archaeologists from China who are in the Emirate to uncover details about the ancient ‘Silk Road’ trade links between the Far East and this region.  Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Antiquities and Museums ......read more

    Trakhees service center receives 4-star rating

    Dubai – 21 May 2018:  Adnan Al Abbar, CEO of Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees applauded the recent achievement of Trakhees customer service center in getting a 4-star rating from Dubai Government 2017 in the “International star service rating system”.  “This reflects our strategy in developing our services in fulfilment of Dubai Plan 2021 of turning Dubai into the place of choice for living and work. This classification is a reflection of our incessant efforts in improving our service and product offerings”.  He pointed ......read more

    Rapid Enforcement of DIFC Wills Probate Cases as New Law Gains Traction

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st May, 2018: DIFC Wills Service welcomes smooth implementation of new rules to speed up enforcement of Wills for non-Muslim residents and investors     Marking its third anniversary, Dubai’s DIFC Wills Service Centre has welcomed the swift implementation of a new law which is streamlining the enforcement of inheritance cases in the courts. The Wills Service Centre (WSC) was established in 2015 and has now registered over 4,000 Wills to clients in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.   Dubai’s Law No 15 was passed in late 2017 and was ......read more

    Founder's Memorial 30 metre Constellation Installation

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:​  Whilst the formal inauguration of the Founder’s Memorial took place on 26 February in Abu Dhabi, the newly completed project which celebrates the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, was fully opened to the public on 22 April.    The opening marks another celebration in the Year of Zayed, and is one of a series of events planned throughout 2018 to commemorate the centenary of his birth.   Located at the western end of Abu Dhabi’s world famous Corniche, this spectacular ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority Successfully Throws the Spotlight on TAMM and AD Connect Initiatives During Malta's Public Service Week 2018

    In Line with Efforts to Reinforce Abu Dhabi's Position in Excellence Government Performance Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2018 Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) threw the spotlight on two of its pioneering initiatives-- “TAMM”, Abu Dhabi’s integrated government services solutions aimed at achieving service excellence across Abu Dhabi Government through a journey-focused approach, and “AD Connect”, which looks towards the enablement and integration of government documents across all government services-- during its participation at ......read more

    International Tolerance Institute Unveils its Official Logo

    Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2018 The International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), the UAE government Think Tank that was established to provide solutions to the challenges of extremism and sectarianism and to promote the culture of tolerance, today unveiled its official logo. The new logo, which reflects the Institute’s goals and values, will be used in all IIT’s future communications, collaterals, initiatives and events. Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, IIT’s Managing Director, said: “The launch of our official logo is a step forward towards the enablement of ......read more

    HBMSU receives delegates from Umm Al Quwain to discuss smart education, innovation, entrepreneurship & artificial intelligence

    UAE, May 19, 2018- Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), received recently H.E. Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Umm Al Quwain, and a delegation from the Umm Al Quwain Government who visited the university to learn more about its plan to re-shape the future of smart learning in the UAE and the Arab world. During the meeting, both parties tackled HBMSU’s academic, research, and professional programs designed to build the country’s future innovators, in addition to the university’s initiatives ......read more

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Visits Masdar City

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:   His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. He was received by a delegation led by HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company); Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar; Yousef Baselaib, Masdar’s Executive Director for Sustainable Real Estate; and Bader Al Lamki, Masdar’s Executive Director for Clean Energy. Prime Minister Ahmed, who assumed office in April, was briefed on Masdar’s mandate to deliver on ......read more

    The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates Receives the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Representative Entities During the DED Business Excellence Awards Ceremony

    Dubai, May 17th  2018 - The French Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates (FBC) has received the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Representative Entities, presented by HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. This award was given during the Business Excellence Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at Dubai Opera.    The Dubai Quality Award is an initiative created by the Department of Economic ......read more

    “Building and Sustaining World-class Innovation”

    Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:  TRAINING OVERVIEW: Innovation masterclass is not about creating an occasional reaction to changes or just new one-off initiatives in isolation. It is the creation of a management led culture of innovation that generates meaningful breakthroughs and creates ongoing real value for the organization and its customers. Innovation masterclass is a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together all of the creative resources, capabilities and knowledge within an organization to produce innovative changes to business models, processes, products and services ......read more

    Dubai Police Organises Awareness Lecture on Sudden Veering in Cooperation with ZAJEL

    Lecture part of campaign to reduce accident deaths to zero by 2021. 110 courier bikes delivery drivers of ZAJEL attend lecture Dubai, UAE, 15 May, 2018 In cooperation with ZAJEL, the UAE’s fastest growing courier company and preferred by government departments, the General Directorate of Traffic - Dubai Police organised an awareness lecture targeting bike drivers engaged for delivery by courier companies and restaurants.  The awareness lecture is part of the campaign of Dubai Police to reduce the number accident deaths to zero by 2021. Hosted by ZAJEL in its Dubai Head ......read more

    Registration is now open for two upcoming editions of Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally taking place in 2018

    Registration to be completed through the UAE Volunteer Platform Two editions of Volunteer Globally will take place in Senegal and Nepal  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that it will be organizing two editions of Volunteer Globally, one of the main pillars of Dubai Cares’ community outreach activities, to mark the “Year of Zayed 2018”. The organization is now accepting applications from interested volunteers through the UAE Volunteer Platform for both ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Holds Training Workshop for Specialists from Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) organized a training workshop for specialists from the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, to familiarize them with the UAE's guidelines and legislation on the production and transportation of food products of animal origin and on ways to comply with them. The workshop is in line with the Ministry's strategic plan to promote food safety in the country and its mandate to protect consumers from harmful, contaminated, adulterated food ......read more

    HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, confers degrees on 360 graduates

    CUD Graduation honours ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan’ in centennial Year of Zayed  Dubai, May 14, 2018:   Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the Canadian University in Dubai (CUD) hosted its 8th graduation ceremony recently and named it ‘Class of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’ to salute the brave UAE hero. HH Sheikh Nahyan conferred degrees on 360 students at a  spectacular ceremony held at Dubai Opera, attended by a galaxy of prominent ......read more

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