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    50,000 school bags assembled by the UAE community last Ramadan delivered to underserved children in Senegal and Tanzania

    30,000 children in Senegal and 20,000 children in Tanzania receive bags assembled by 2,000 volunteers as part of the “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates during Ramadan   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 December 2019:  50,000 school kits that were assembled by 2,000 volunteers as part of Dubai Cares’ “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates last Ramadan, have reached their final destinations in Kaolack, Senegal and Zanzibar, Tanzania after crossing thousands of miles from their origin in Dubai. Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, distributed the school kits to 30,000 children in around 700 primary schools in the Kaolack region in Senegal, and to 20,000 children in 27 primary schools on the islands of Unguja and Pemba in Zanzibar, ......read more

    Half-century roadmap launched to ensure the prosperity and wellbeing of the UAE and its people

    Statement by HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.   Dubai, December 15, 2019:   HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, stressed that declaring 2020 as the year of preparations for the next 50 years by UAE leaders is yet another step forward in shaping the future that our wise leadership wants for its people.   Al Owais added: “Through this initiative, our country will witness the biggest national strategy of its kind. It will not only prepare for the coming 50 years on the federal and local levels, but will also make the UAE the best, fastest growing and most flexible country to future changes.  This huge announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed announce 2020: Towards the next 50

    Preparing for Golden Jubilee celebrations and developing plans for the next 50 years     Mohammed bin Rashid issues directives to form two cabinet committees to build a comprehensive 50-year development plan and oversee the Golden Jubilee celebrations    Mohammed bin Rashid: “Today, we announce 2020: Towards the next 50. We shall develop our plans and projects and reinvent new ideas.”   Mohammed bin Rashid: “50 years ago, the founding fathers shaped our life today, and next year, we will shape the coming five decades for the future generations.”   Mohammed bin Rashid: “Together, we will build the Emirates of the future in 2020 with the winning spirit of the union, a spirit that strives for progress. Our development journey has no ......read more

    Over 200 cyclists take part in NYU Abu Dhabi's second annual Ride for Zayed

     Riders, led by Emirati triathlete Faris Al Zaabi, aimed to complete 101 kilometers at Hudayriat Island  Seven cyclists completed 101 kilometers in commemoration of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan     Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 14, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) held its second annual Ride for Zayed cycling event today in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE.    Following the success of the inaugural ride last year, the second edition saw over 200 participants come together to cycle the 5 and 10km track on Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi. Seven of the participants completed 101km around Hudayriat Island, completing one kilometer for every year since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed. Faris Al Zaabi, an Emirati ......read more

    Palm Tree Added to UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage as Shared Arab Heritage Element Between 14 Arab Countries

    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi leads the efforts to have palm tree included on the list Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2019: The palm tree has been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage after the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) led moves for its inclusion.  The decision to inscribe the palm tree into the list was made at the 14th annual meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Bogotá, Colombia from 9 – 14 December 2019. This step is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s strategy to safeguard and promote the UAE’s heritage through UNESCO, the world’s leading sponsor of shared human culture and heritage. DCT Abu Dhabi applied to inscribe ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports announces AED 4Bn expansion projects at Khalifa Port on its 7th Anniversary

    • New expansion projects to boost Khalifa Ports’ handling capacity • CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal now fully operational     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 12, 2019:   After seven record years of operational growth, Abu Dhabi Ports flagship Khalifa Port is set for further expansion, say company executives.   Khalifa Port, strategically situated halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, was officially inaugurated on 12.12.12 by the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.   Of particular note is the investment of AED 2.2Bn in the development of South Quay and Khalifa Port Logistics, as well as AED 1.6Bn expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals.    The South Quay development which will be completed by Q1 of 2021 is composed of a three km ......read more

    Dubai Chamber seminar examines global trade trends and market opportunities

    • Business seminar sheds lights on key economic trends expected to reshape global trading landscape in 2020 • Presentations identified high-potential market opportunities for Dubai-based businesses in ASEAN and African countries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a seminar at its headquarters earlier today which identified key economic trends expected to reshape the global economy and trade landscape in 2020, as well as market opportunities offering the most potential for businesses in Dubai.   The seminar examined key factors and developments affecting global trade growth in 2019 and highlighted the need for Dubai-based traders to further diversify exports and focus on markets beyond the MENA region.   An ......read more

    Dubai Customs targets clients with financial services campaign

    Dubai – 11 December 2019:  Dubai Customs targeted its clients with a 3-day financial services campaign. The campaign aimed to raise awareness around the financial services available round the clock on the Dubai Customs website. The campaign, organized by the Financial Department, aimed to help clients easily access different services and to help them learn more about innovative services including online payments, debit account, e-wallet, virtual account, online account management, and securities, plus the Virtual Stock Guarantee initiative, which has recently been launched to streamline trade and reduce cost. It supports re-export activity from free zones to external markets and is the first of its kind in the world. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Hashmi, Director of Financial Department pointed out all clients have been updated ......read more

    Seha's Readiness Forum' Explores Network's Preparedness to Respond to a National Emergency

    • 59% of Abu Dhabi’s emergency cases are directed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City receives Leader in Readiness Award 2019 • Attendees emphasize the importance of all involved entities working as one unit     Abu Dhabi, December 11, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has hosted a Readiness Forum. During the conference attendees exchanged knowledge, experience and best practice, while exploring the preparedness of Abu Dhabi’s health and emergency institutions to respond to a national crisis.    The Readiness Forum was attended by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Police, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, ......read more

    Dubai Chamber-led advisory council outlines plans to boost economic competitiveness

    • Newly formed International Advisory Council recently held its first meeting which focused on efforts to stimulate business activity in Dubai   • Advisory council is among key stimulus initiatives launched by Dubai Chamber under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 09, 2019:   The newly formed International Advisory Council recently held its first meeting at the Dubai Executive Council’s headquarters where member companies discussed efforts to boost economic competitiveness and stimulate business activity in Dubai.   The council, established by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, announced its plans to review existing regulation, ......read more

    Global Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi sets twelve recommendations for positive socio-economic impact on communities

    Hosted by the World Muslim Communities Council, the inaugural edition of the Forum, called for launch of a general secretariat for the youth of Muslim communities.    Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – December 8, 2019:   Muslim leaders of non-Muslim countries in the world took to the stage in the UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi to promote tolerance and provide transformational tools for youth empowerment by setting twelve recommendations that focus on the core values of social inclusion with innovation, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. At the Forum, the youth called for the establishment of a general secretariat for the youth of Muslim communities, which would represent an incubator of experience, and a springboard for creating a prosperous future for Muslim communities, made by its ......read more

    This Sophisticated Scanner is Used in all UAE ports

    Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019:   “It is the first gadget in the world to scan and authenticate official documents and records in almost no time.” This is how 31-year-old Emirati national Amer Al Jabri, a brilliant alumnus of  Ajman University (AU), described his ‘7E Reader’ which “is meant to enhance the safety and security in the country.”  Al Jabri, who was well received and honoured by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, said he could not imagine that his device would be adopted and used in all borders and airports of the country. “This innovative scanner can add to the security of the entire world by detecting and cracking down terrorism and organized crimes.” Al Jabri, a Branch Manager of Analyzing and Developing Business Section in the UAE Ministry of ......read more

    Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & MD, Aster DM Healthcare meets the Governor of Kerala, Mr Arif Muhammad Khan at Raj Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 07, 2019:   Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare Group met the Governor of Kerala, Mr Arif Muhammad Khan at Raj Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. They discussed about Aster Volunteers' Aster Homes initiative of constructing 250 houses for victims of the Kerala floods of 2018. The first phase of Aster Homes which includes handing over 100 houses to the flood victims is expected to be completed soon, informed Dr Azad Moopen.

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    Listen to the youth facing different challenges, calls HE Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 07, 2019:  The inaugural edition of the global Youth Forum, hosted by the World Muslim Communities Council, kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Saturday witnessing participation of over 250 delegates from non-Muslim countries.    Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019: We live in an era of rapid change, in which challenges are constantly renewed that require creative and innovative solutions, says HE Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Muslim Communities Council (TWMCC).    Delivering his keynote address at the first Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi, Al Nuaimi called to listen the young people who are facing different challenges, and give them the opportunity to create the future by assuming their responsibilities. “Our vision in the UAE is ......read more

    DP World joins forces with Dubai Cares in giving a new facelift to Umm Al Qura School in Um Al Quwain

    • 200 volunteers supported the initiative, which is set to benefit 1,200 students • DP World has generously sponsored this edition      Dubai, UAE, 7 December 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted on Saturday the last edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of Umm Al Qura School in Um Al Quwain. This edition, which was generously sponsored by DP World, witnessed an impressive participation of 200 volunteers who helped in the renovation of the school to enrich the learning environment for 1,200 students.   The new facelift included the creation of educational murals to enhance the learning environment in the school. Volunteers also assembled desk and chairs for the classrooms, and helped install educational tools for students of ......read more

    World Muslim Communities Council hosts first International Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   As the UAE is moving towards the culmination of the Year of Tolerance, prominent policy makers and religious leaders from around the world descend on the capital to promote global peace and inclusive society. Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – December 5, 2019: The World Muslim Communities Council (TWMCC) will host the inaugural edition of International Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi this weekend. With this global academic initiative, the capital of the UAE will launch a major institutional initiative to enhance the role of Muslim youth in their societies as well as international forums.  More than 250 delegates from non-Muslim countries will congregate at the two-day Conference, themed ‘Building Future Leaders: Commitment, Integrity and Innovation’, ......read more

    Annual DIAC Conference examines impact of UAE Arbitration Law

    • As part of Dubai Arbitration Week, the conference familiarized participants with the application of the DIAC Arbitration Rules in light of the new UAE Arbitration Law and its impact on arbitration proceedings • The contemplated new DIAC Rules will aim to ensure better alignment with the developments in the international arbitration field   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 04, 2019:  Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) recently held its annual conference in Dubai examining key aspects of the new UAE Arbitration Law and their impact on the DIAC Arbitration Rules, which apply to all disputes referred to DIAC arbitration.   The conference, organised as part of Dubai Arbitration Week, attracted 200 participants, including legal experts, judges, businessmen and academics. Presentations ......read more

    Customs World inks MoU with Indonesia to roll out World Logistics Passport

    Dubai, UAE, 04 December 2019:   Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, has enhanced their presence in Indonesia with a visit made recently by Nadya Abdulla Kamali, Chief Executive Officer of Customs World to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.  Kamali met with a number of key stakeholders of both the public and private sectors to promote Dubai and the products and services of Customs World, and to discuss matters on how Customs World can assist in enhancing facilitation of trade in the region through the use of the Dubai Silk Road Project and Riise.  The Dubai Silk Road is the first article in the Fifty-Year Charter, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to cement Dubai as a strategic hub in ......read more

    Dubai Cares' Volunteers bring hope to children in remote village in Senegal

    • The school construction was generously sponsored by Maersk-Kanoon  • Thirteen UAE-based volunteers participate in a school-building volunteering mission in Senegal  • The new community-based school is set to benefit 60 children and 60 illiterate adults     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2019:  Thirteen UAE-based volunteers have successfully completed a volunteering mission in Siw village in Senegal, where they participated in the construction of a new school. The diverse group, representing 11 nationalities and various professional backgrounds, was rigorously selected by Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to form the volunteering force for the second edition of the popular “Volunteer Globally 2019” ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority's ‘TAMM' initiative awarded with the Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award

    Initiative recognized for its efforts to deliver a proactive, personalized and secure digital government Abu Dhabi, November 28, 2019 - The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has revealed that its 'TAMM' platform has been named as one of the ten winning entries at this year's edition of the Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award. The award, which is the first of its kind in the region, is being held under the guidance and patronage of Kuwaiti Emir His Highness Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Now on its 19th year, the award serves as a development platform aimed at promoting informatics and acceptance of a digital culture. 'TAMM' was recognized for its key efforts in delivering a digital government that is proactive, personalized and secure. HE Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General, ADDA, received the ......read more

    Federal Transport Authority inks MoU with International Maritime Organization in London

    Signing takes place on sidelines of IMO’s 31st General Assembly Meeting Agreement focuses on stronger technical cooperation between two parties UAE, 28 November 2019 – The Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land & Maritime has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to strengthen their technical cooperation in the global maritime domain. The MoU signing was held on the sidelines of IMO’s 31st General Assembly Meeting in London. The latest MoU is part of FTA’s efforts to help reinforce the international maritime community and create a safe and sustainable global maritime society. Part of the Authority’s endeavors include close collaboration with various concerned maritime entities and implementation of the highest standards, conventions, ......read more

    Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE 48th National Day

     Weeklong activities took place at Emirates Post to mark the special occasion   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2019:  Emirates Post have concluded their National Day celebratory activities that took place throughout the week at Central Customer Happiness Centres and Emirates Post offices in all seven Emirates, in accordance with the events and programs happening across the entire country to celebrate the UAE’s 48th National Day. To mark this glorious day, Emirates Post will issue two commemorative stamps on December 2nd, one of them featuring the official logo of the celebrations and the other featuring the UAE flag.    The celebrations started at the beginning of the week in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, and continued Monday in Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman, ......read more

    Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation celebrates the 48th National Day

    Sultan bin Sulayem: We enjoy tolerance in the homeland of happiness thanks to the wisdom of the Founders and their sons the leaders of the UAE   Dubai, UAE, 27th November 2019:   The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) celebrated today, Wednesday 27th November 2019 the UAE 48th National Day under the slogan (Zayed’s Legacy: Tolerance & Coexistence).  The event took place at Port Rashid in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, directors of PCFC’s entities and around 1,300 employees.  The festive event commenced with the national anthem, and it included a number of functions such as the heritage village and folklore dances, plus, a military march performed by a group of customs ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry launches Emirates Nuclear Technology Center at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi

    The new center will support research, innovation and capacity building in the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy industry A Memorandum of Understanding has been exchanged by UAE’s  MoEI, and the Republic of Korea’s MoFA to cooperate in research projects   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 November 2019:   The UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry (MoEI) has opened the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center, at Khalifa University Campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which will support the long-term sustainability of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by creating a dedicated innovation hub for peaceful nuclear technologies.   A Memorandum of Understanding was exchanged by His Excellency Suhail Bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, and Mr. Lee Taeho, Second Vice ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Launches the 2nd Edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair

    Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan   Abu Dhabi, 25 November 2019:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, today the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) inaugurated the 2nd edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair. The event, taking place from 25 - 29 November at Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra, features the latest publications from Emirati and regional authors across a range of genres, covering literature, poetry, history, children’s books and more, complemented by a rich programme of seminars, panel discussions, meet-the-author sessions, workshops and creative activities.  The opening ceremony of Al Dhafra Book Fair was attended by HE Sultan Khalfan Al Rumaithi, ......read more

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    Community Development Authority raises community awareness about People of Determination's rights at work

    Campaign sheds light on successes at work and highlights importance of providing them with suitable job opportunities December 14, 2019: Dubai’s Community Development Authority (CDA) has launched a community campaign aimed at increasing awareness about of the rights of People of Determination at work. The campaign aims to highlight success stories and enhance the understanding in the society and business community on the importance of enabling People of Determination to work in accordance with jobs appropriate for them to encourage them to join various sectors without feeling ......read more

    Khalifa Fund to conduct foresight study aimed at exploring long term prospects of entrepreneurship

    Move complements Fund’s commitment to empower youth and instill a culture of innovation Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2019 : The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has announced plans to conduct a foresight study aimed at providing a long term look at the prospective challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in the UAE. The Fund has designated a team of experts to facilitate the research and identify the key factors to be focused on while conducting the study to yield credible results and practical recommendations. The foresight study is being made to help establish a ......read more

    Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Abu Dhabi Ports ink MoU in Brazil

    Agreement paves way for technical cooperation between both sides Signing takes place after ABCC-organized seminar in São Paulo December 14, 2019- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ports, paving the way for more robust technical cooperation, port promotion, and joint business-related events and activities.   The signing took place after the conclusion of a seminar organized by ABCC in São Paulo. The seminar - which came following the state visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the ......read more

    WGEO and UNFCCC organize High-Level Forum on Climate Finance Strategies for NDC Implementation

    12 December 2019 - The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held a high-level forum that discussed climate finance strategies for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and reviewed the measures and actions taken by countries under the framework of the Paris Agreement. The forum, which was attended by ministers, officials and representatives from many countries, provided a key platform for participants to exchange knowledge on the most important practices and effective ways ......read more

    RIPE NCC and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in United Arab Emirates Organise Roundtable Discussion on the Role of Arab Governments in Internet Development

    December 12, 2019- The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in United Arab Emirates, organised a roundtable discussion dedicated to Arab ICT ministries and regulators on ‘The Role of Arab Governments in Internet Development.’ The discussion put the spotlight on current opportunities and challenges in the Middle East in managing Internet resources and highlighted new developments in the region. The roundtable was attended by representatives from several Arab countries, including: United Arab Emirates, ......read more

    Dubai selected to host first-ever MENA Climate Week 2020 coinciding with Expo 2020

    11 December 2019: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) has announced that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has chosen Dubai, the United Arab Emirates to host the MENA Climate Week 2020, the first of its kind climate event to be held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and will coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai. The announcement came during a press conference for the Regional Climate Weeks, which took place on the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which is ......read more

    FTA signs strategic partnership agreement with SAAED for Traffic Systems to conduct road transport inspection services

    Agreement aims to intensify cooperation in monitoring transportation institutions’ compliance with road transport laws UAE, 4 December 2019 - The Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime (FTA) has announced the signing of a strategic new partnership agreement with SAAED Traffic Systems to help in conducting land transport inspection services. The agreement, which was signed by H.E Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori General Director of FTA and Eng. Ibrahim Yousef Raml CEO of SAEED , is aimed at intensifying cooperation between both parties in the move to monitor the ......read more

    United Arab Emirates wins International Maritime Organization Council Category B membership for the second time around

    Win is seen as an affirmation of country's merit and leading position as a world class maritime center ‘Historic victory demonstrates our country's continuing endeavor to become a powerful member of the global shipping industry,’ says Abdulla Al Nuaimi UAE, 30 November 2019 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has marked another remarkable global achievement as it has once again won Category B Membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council--besting the competition that was composed of 10 leading countries in the field of international maritime ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority honors determined graduates of the second batch of ‘Support Initiative'

    In line with its CSR initiative in collaboration with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination Abu Dhabi, November 28, 2019- Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the authority responsible for driving digital transformation in Abu Dhabi, organized a ceremony to honor the graduates of the second batch of the ‘Support Initiative 2019.’ The initiative is an intensive training program that has been designed to train and develop the capabilities and skills of people of determination, in order to enhance their competitiveness in the labor market. The graduates were ......read more

    Ministry of Economy launches new development plan as part of the National Program to Support Young Innovative Companies

    In cooperation with its government, academic and private partner Dubai, 27 November 2019: The Ministry of Economy launched a new plan to develop the National Program to Support Young Innovative Companies today, November 26, in cooperation with its partners including 15 federal and local government bodies, academic institutions and representatives of the private sector. The plan, developed by the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Ministry of Economy, represents the latest stage in the strategy to support young and innovative companies, with the aim being to ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop signs MoU with Al-Futtaim Lexus

    Agreement aims to provide best services to customers in line with Dubai Plan 2021 UAE, 25 November 2019 – The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al-Futtaim Lexus Motors for the maintenance of DGW’s Lexus vehicles. The agreement illustrates the shared commitment of both parties to advance customer service, ensure the delivery of safe vehicles, and provide leading car services in the emirate in line with Dubai Plan 2021. H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO of Dubai Government Workshop, said: “The MoU with Al-Futtaim ......read more

    MRM Customer Excellence Award launched at Dubai Chamber conference

    • Applications are now open for the 1st cycle of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Customer Excellence Award, 11th cycle of MRM Business Award and 3rd cycle of MRM Business Innovation Award • Industry experts share insights, case studies and best practices on enhancing the customer experience at MRM Business Conference in Dubai • H.E. Al Ghurair: Creating and delivering exceptional customer experiences is no longer just an option but a necessity for businesses and organisations operating in all industries     Dubai, UAE - November 25, ......read more

    ENEC cooperates with Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE host ill children during Universal Children's Day

    ENEC, Nawah and Barakah One Company hosted children suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses who wish to become engineers      Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 November 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in cooperation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, hosted a group of children suffering from a number of chronic illnesses who have dreams of becoming engineers. The event took place in recognition of Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2019 and is the result of ENEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and ......read more

    In celebration of 48th UAE National Day and the Year of Tolerance, Pure Gold Group contributes to the release of 700 insolvent prisoners

    Dubai, UAE; November 24, 2019:   As the UAE prepares to celebrate the 48th UAE National Day, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group, has contributed to the release of 700 insolvent prisoners across the UAE.  Aligning with the spirit of tolerance, the various insolvent prisoners are from different nationalities and backgrounds and, this year they will get to celebrate the UAE National Day with their families in their country. The total amount being spent to help these insolvent prisoners is approximately AED 1 million and this will go towards ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop considers the utilization of Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with Dubai Customs

    Interactive workshop to introduce “methods to measure productivity” based on most recent technologies   UAE, November 23, 2019 – Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently organized an interactive seminar entitled “How to Measure Productivity” as part of its ongoing partnership with Dubai Customs. The key features of the Productivity Engine, which aims to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, were reviewed in order to help improve productivity and increase efficiency. The move aligns with DGW's efforts to speed up the digital ......read more

    UAE and Poland discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations in maritime transport sector

    UAE, 23 November  2019 – H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land and Maritime, recently met with H.E. Marek Gróbarczyk, Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, to discuss ways on how to further strengthen bilateral relations between the UAE and Poland. Minister Al Nuaimi was accompanied by an official UAE delegation composed of officials from Abu Dhabi Ports, DP Ports, Sharjah Ports and Customs Department. The delegation was earlier received by Dr. Abdul Rahim ......read more

    HBMSU Chancellor joins global dignitaries at 40th session of UNESCO General Conference in Paris

    UAE, 23 November 2019- Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), joined a group of international figures participating in the 40th Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which was held recently at UNESCO headquarter in Paris, France. Dr. Al Awar attended the meeting along with Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO’s education sector; heads of UNESCO’s international institutes; official delegations of member states; associate members; and leading ......read more

    Dubai International Airport dealt with 31m items of luggage onboard 135,000 flights in 1st half of 2019

    Dubai – 23 November 2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai Customs has dealt with 31 million items of luggage for 17.7 million passengers on board 135,000 flights arriving to Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2019.    During his tour of terminals 1 and 2 of Dubai International Airport, Director General of Dubai Customs said he was very happy Dubai Customs is part of the success and distinction of Dubai International Airport. It is the first airport worldwide to have automated customs procedures and this has ......read more

    Dubai Customs' HR concludes training for 54 employees

    Dubai – 23 November 2019:   The HR Department at Dubai Customs concluded their human capital development training program which targeted 54 employees. The program aimed to equip its people with the latest trends and skills in the HR field, especially for today’s concept “HR Business Partner”, which is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of business partners to enable them to build credibility to influence key business stakeholders.  The training was conducted in cooperation with CIPD Institute, the professional body for HR and people ......read more

    Dubai All Set to Celebrate UAE's 48th National Day

    • Government and private sectors enhance collaboration to showcase “Spirit of the Union” • Concerts, fireworks, world class entertainment and events to celebrate momentous milestone     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2019:   Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has unveiled a diverse calendar of events and activities to celebrate the UAE’s 48th National Day, including concerts by regional stars, fireworks, traditional shows and family-oriented activities.    The citywide National Day ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019 kicks off with CEO Dialogue on waste management

    • Held under theme ‘World Without Waste’, week-long event highlights integral role of businesses in reducing and recycling waste, preventing it from reaching landfills • University of Dubai becomes first LEED certified net-zero energy building in region and achieves LEED Platinum Certification under the Existing Building Operation and Maintenance category     Dubai, UAE - November 21, 2019:   Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019 officially kicked off today with a CEO Dialogue that brought together public and private sector stakeholders ......read more

    Solar Power Plant at Emirates Industry for Camel Milk to Start Operations in Early 2020

    • Minister of Climate Change and Environment visits Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products • His Excellency Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi: The UAE is one of the largest investors and donors in the renewable energy sector     Dubai-UAE: November 21, 2019:   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited the facility of the Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products (EICMP), producer of Camelicious, the leading UAE brand of camel milk. His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi was accompanied by ......read more

    Khalifa Fund showcases 11 Emirati-initiated projects at first ‘Al Ain Souq'

    Event launched after the success of ‘Abu Dhabi Souq’ Abu Dhabi, 20 November 2019: Following its highly successful ‘Abu Dhabi Souq,’ which was launched five years ago to support the local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has recently kicked off the first edition of ‘Al Ain Souq,’ which will run until November 21, 2019. This first edition features the products and services of some KFED-supported projects in Al Ain, while promoting the Fund’s social initiative dubbed as ......read more

    Community Development Authority organizes second forum for ‘Know Your Rights' program

    In the occasion of the International Children's Day Event presents successful experiences of educational institutions in raising children's rights awareness and highlights importance of government support to building a child-friendly environment November 20, 2019: In line with the International Children's Day, the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has organized its second forum promoting the ‘Know Your Rights’ program. The forum aimed at raising community awareness and instilling the culture of protecting children's rights across Dubai, as well ......read more

    Dubai FDI announces its Global Promotional Investment Program for 2020

    Program to include official trips to US, India, China and Australia November 20, 2019: Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, has announced its series of government global missions for 2020 with the aim of promoting the Dubai Advantages. The missions reflect Dubai FDI’s strive to support the Emirate’s strategic plans and initiatives and devote the attractiveness and competitiveness of Dubai as a preferred global FDI destination. The missions scheduled for next year will include two official trips to the US, and single trips to India, China and ......read more

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