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    UAE Anthem Campaign to Unite the Country in Build Up to 49th National Day

    •         Those who call the UAE home are invited to record their own performances of the UAE national anthem •         Website and social media launched for people to submit recordings Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2020: The UAE community will unite in harmony as they lend their voices to a unique performance of the UAE National Anthem for the 49th UAE National Day. The Organising Committee of the Official 49th National Day Celebration is seeking to bring people together by inviting them to record their own vocal performances of the anthem, in a campaign titled “Eishy Bilady” – the first two words of the UAE’s National Anthem in Arabic, which means ‘long live our country’. A dedicated page on the celebration’s official website ......read more

    The Department of Municipalities and Transport and Modon Announce Details of the Redevelopment plans in Mina Zayed

    • Transformative plans include a considered upgrade of designated areas    • Existing shops and markets will remain open to public throughout the redevelopment period    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 November 2020:  The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and Modon Properties (Modon) today announced details of the comprehensive renovation plan for designated areas of the historic Mina Zayed area.  In line with Abu Dhabi government's vision for the urban development of the emirate, the plans include a complete overhaul of the existing souks, including the fish market and plant souk, and the addition of a new seasonal market.   The Mina Zayed Wharf is being redeveloped as part of an overall plan to revitalize designated areas in order to elevate Mina Zayed’s ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Distributes 400 Food Packs to Dubai Creek Sailors

    - Dubai Chamber employees volunteered to pack food items and show support to Dubai’s sailor community.   - Volunteering efforts complements other CSR initiatives and activities organised by the Chamber in response to Covid-19.   United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   As part of its efforts to champion CSR and boost its social impact, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a volunteering event, which saw its employees prepare and distribute 400 food packs to sailors working at Dubai Creek.   On November 18th and 19th, Dubai Chamber employees volunteered their time and took part in the activity, which was organised for the eleventh consecutive year.   The latest effort follows other CSR initiatives led by the Chamber this year, including its donation ......read more

    World Children's Day, an Occasion to Highlight UAE's Commitment to Children's Rights & Safety: SCFA

    Sharjah, November 19, 2020:  Her Excellency Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), said on the occasion of World Children’s Day: “On this day, we celebrate the leadership of the UAE and its commitment to implementing child rights, as well as its distinguished record in the child care field locally, regionally, and globally, placing it at the forefront of world countries in providing decent life to children and maintaining their rights. She pointed out that allocating a specific day for celebrating the Emirati child, which is observed on 15 March each year, reflects the great attention paid by the wise leadership for childhood and their relentless efforts to preserve children’s rights and their psychological, social, and educational needs. Sharjah, ......read more

    St Mary's Catholic Church Reaches Out to Over 6000 Underprivileged Workers and Families with Meals during Pandemic.

    Dubai, 19th November 2020:  Challenging and uncertain times call for compassion and generosity. St Mary’s Church in Dubai is doing just that through its ‘Meals of Grace’ initiative.  Launched in April this year in response to the pandemic, the Parish has been able to reach out to over 6000 underprivileged workers and families. In addition, the Parish offered support to a camp of 280 distressed workers with hot dinners and dry rations. An enthusiastic Father Lennie J. A. Connully (OFM Cap) Parish Priest of the Church said ‘Charity is at the heart of Christian beliefs and we are doing all we can to support those vulnerable people during this crisis. Proper nutrition is absolutely vital at a challenging time like this and we are delighted that we can provide this service. Through this initiative we ......read more

    MBRHE Gears Up for Launching 4th Decobuild 2020

    Dubai, November 17, 2020:  Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, MBRHE, has started its logistical preparations for launching the 4th edition of The Housing, Building Materials, Decoration & Engineering Consultancy Exhibition “Decobuild 2020”, with the precautionary and preventive measures in place to ensure the safety of both exhibitors and visitors. The 4th edition will be held at “Elbait Metwahid” Hall, Al Warqa'a 4, Dubai from 26 to 28 November, under the sponsorship of, Dubai Municipality, Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, Sharjah Municipality,the Department of Housing Sharjah, the Department of Economic Development (DED), the UAE Society of Engineers, and Sama Dubai Channel (media sponsor) and with the support of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Decobuild 2020 will bring together under ......read more

    Launch of ‘International Advisory Council on the New Economy' reinforces UAE's position as a global idea hub

    Initiative by Ministry of Economy to share the country's experience and benefit from expertise & research in the future of the economy Abu Dhabi, 16 November 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) launched the ‘International Advisory Council on the New Economy’, a first of its kind initiative, with the participation of international experts, advisors and economic policy makers, as well as influential national figures involved in the formulation and development of many of the UAE's economic development programs. H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, said: "The Council is a new initiative that the UAE is developing, through which we will work to develop ideas, proposals and formulate new economic policies.” The Council will undertake a set of tasks related to the structure of the ......read more

    UAE Labour Market Picks Up, but Salaries Remain Under Pressure going into 2021

    • Almost 9-out-of-10 employers are worried about retaining talent • 36% indicate that wage cuts or lack of wage increases, and promotions are a cause for concern among employees • COVID-19 is re-shaping local employee benefits, examples include reductions in both cost of living and additional allowances such as Education • Robert Half’s 2021 UAE Salary Guide reveals latest salary, benefit and hiring trends for more than 130 positions   Dubai, UAE, 16th November, 2020:  Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialised staffing firm, has announced the launch of its 2021 UAE Salary Guide providing in-depth data-driven insights into recruitment trends across the Emirates. According to the Salary Guide, based on data from the recruitment firm’s latest national survey of ......read more

    VFS Global Supports the Indian Consulate in Dubai to repatriate stranded workers; reunited with families in time to celebrate Diwali

    • The Indian Consulate in Dubai facilitated the repatriation process as VFS Global sponsored return flight tickets and cleared the pending visa fines  • The workers flew in batches from Dubai to Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad    United Arab Emirates -  November 14, 2020:   Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and lighting of sparkling diyas. But, more importantly the festive season is all about spending time with loved ones at home. The pandemic has stranded many Indians abroad, away from their families. To support the Indian government’s efforts to repatriate distressed Indians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, joined hands with the Indian ......read more

    WCU: Metals-led Commodity Rally on US Dollar Slump

    United Arab Emirates -  November 08, 2020:   Since the U.S. election this Tuesday, nearly all assets including most commodities have enjoyed a strong surge. The everything up and U.S. dollar down narrative unfolded despite the prospect of at least two years of political gridlock in Washington preventing U.S. fiscal stimulus from flowing into a Covid-19 hit economy, while also putting the brakes on the reflation trade.  Commodities nevertheless rallied hard as it became increasingly apparent that Joe Biden was heading to the White House despite Trump’s unfounded claims about foul play. While equities surged higher in response to collapsing volatility, it was the weaker dollar that gave precious and industrial metals as well as other commodities a boost. Following the election, the Bloomberg Commodity Index has ......read more

    UAE Re-Elected as Member of Global Association of the Exhibition Industry for the Second Consecutive Year

    • Saif Al Midfa named members of UFI’s Board of Directors    Sharjah, November 8, 2020:  The UAE has been re-elected for the second consecutive year to serve on the Board of Directors at UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry following the recent election held in the association’s headquarters in Paris.  This has been announced after H.E. Dr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, has been officially named member of the association for the next three years.   great confidence    “Being re-elected to serve on the UFI’s Board of Directors is yet another testament to the great confidence placed in the UAE’s representatives and is in recognition and appreciation of their efforts made to serve, improve and enhance the ......read more

    Global Village Joins the Nationwide Celebrations by Raising the Emirati Flag on UAE Flag Day 2020

    Dubai, UAE, 3 November 2020:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, joined the national celebrations to mark UAE Flag Day 2020, by proudly raising the Emirati flag high above the park. The senior leadership team at Global Village accompanied by a number of employees raised the flag together at 11AM this morning. The park has always promoted the UAE's core principles and supported the country's continuous development. As an incubator for new ideas and a platform for personal and professional development, Global Village empowers local talent, presents pathways to business success, and contributes to the UAE's Emiratisation plan, in line with the aims of the visionary leadership.  In addition to this morning's ......read more

    Dubai Customs Completes 77,200 Transactions in Al Hamriya, Deira Wharfage and Port Rashid in 10 Months

    Dubai, UAE – 02 November 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih made a field tour of the customs centers at Al Hamriya Port, Deira Wharfage and Port Rashid. Accompanied by members of the senior management in Dubai Custom, Musabih met with the employees at the three centers and was briefed on the efforts taken to further advance customs services, and procedures followed to combat the spread of Covid-19.  Since January until the end of October, the three centers completed 77,200 transactions (37,800 by the Creek and Deira Wharfage Customs Center, 23,800 transactions by Al Hamriya Port Customs center, and 15,600 transactions by Port Rashid Customs Center).  In the 1st 10 months this year, 37,300 inspection operations took place in the 3 centers, led by Port Rashid Customs Center with 15,600 ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah delays 17th SteelFab to June 2021

    Sharjah, November 1, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah, the organizer and the host of the SteelFab exhibition, has announced the postponement of the 17th edition of the event, which was scheduled to be held in January 2021, to June of the same year. In a statement, the Centre’s Board of Directors said that the decision made after assessing the current global conditions and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy, aviation, and air freight, and conferring with strategic partners and a number of industry leaders. The Centre added: “We have already reached an agreement with a number of exhibiting companies that have booked a reasonable percentage of stands and booths. However, the delay of the event would be in everyone's best interest to attract the largest possible number of visitors and ......read more

    Dubai Cares Introduces Cutting-Edge E-Platform to Provide Learning and Development Opportunities for Teachers in Paraguay

    • The AED 11,020,500 (USD 3 million) program supports teachers’ professional development and fosters learning among 50,000 students from primary and secondary schools   • The program is in line with the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4 – Quality Education) digital strategy   Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2020:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has announced the launch of the “Educate, Learn and Innovate through an E-platform” (ELITE) program which is set to provide professional development for teachers as well as support 50,000 students across Paraguay with access to quality education. The program is a result of the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG 4 – Quality Education) meeting held in Dubai ......read more

    A Biden Win Predicted but a Contested Result in the US Election Will Be the Biggest Risk to Markets

    Regardless of whoever wins the US election there will be no easy path to reforms and no healing of a divided USA, says Saxo Bank The most likely result from the US election is a contested result where neither side will accept a loss, and a period of uncertainty and financial market volatility will follow, according to Saxo Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Steen Jakobsen.  Speaking during an online briefing session hosted today by Saxo Bank, and featuring both Jakobsen and Head of FX Strategy John Hardy, Jakobsen emphasised that he doesn’t believe that the election result will make a substantial lasting difference to the US economy or stock market, but that there is a risk of market volatility in the scenario where the election result is contested.  He said: “This is undoubtedly the most contested ......read more

    P&G Donates 1 Million Masks to Saudi Health Endowment Fund

    27, October 2020:   Procter & Gamble (P&G) in partnership with AbuDawood donates one million masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund as part of the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The company’s far-reaching force for good initiatives are aimed at protecting everyday heroes, providing support for communities, relief agencies and their employees as part of its  P&G “Protect Our Heroes” relief missions. Omar Channawi CEO P&G Middle East, East and West Africa and General Exports Markets, said: “Our mission to step up and serve others as a force for good starts in the communities we operate in. We want to do our part to support the Saudi government’s ongoing effort to fight the pandemic. This donation of masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund will provide an ......read more

    Dubai Customs Launches Month-Long Breast Awareness Campaign

    Dubai – 24 October 2020:  In conjunction with the breast cancer awareness month, and as part of its social commitment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Women’s Committee, launched an awareness campaign titled “You Have the Power”.  The campaign introduced a number of health awareness activities over the month of October including 3 health awareness video conferencing lectures that covered a number of topics related to breast cancer and means of prevention.  One of the lectures, which were attended by 300 female employees, was presented by Aisha bin Huwaireb Al Muhairi who hosted a lady to talk about her recovery from breast cancer. Dr. Isaaf Hasan Ba Rahma, Consultant and head of general surgery section at Dubai Hospital presented a lecture about means of protection and treatment, and the ......read more

    Dubai Customs Solves 170 IPR Disputes in 9 Months in 2020

    Dubai, UAE – 21 October 2020:  Dubai Customs solved 170 intellectual property disputes between January and September 2020 including 109 disputes between April and September, which was marred with the spread of the Covid-19 and lockdowns locally and internationally.  This reflects the high level of commitment from Dubai Customs side to fight counterfeiting despite the presence of these challenges and their direct impact on inspection operations.  “Fighting these counterfeit goods and preventing their entry into the country is very important, especially during the pandemic,” said Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department. “The damage caused by counterfeit goods to the economy, environment and even perhaps our overall quality of life should be something of a given for most ......read more

    Jebel Ali Customs Center Makes 103 Seizures and 104,700 Inspection Operations in 8 Months

    Dubai – 20 October 2020: Jebel Ali Customs Center, part of Dubai Customs’ Sea Customs Centers Management, thwarted 103 smuggling attempts in the first 8 months of 2020 (Jan-Aug).  A total of 104,074 inspection operations were done and 144,025 containers were scanned in this period.  Prohibited goods, which were seized by the Center, varied to include 33,930 kg of sandalwood, which is in violation of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Another seizure included 53,760 narcotic pills packed in 32 boxes, and another one included the narcotic (paan) substance packed in 5.5 million plastic bags and hidden in 92,400 boxes.   “We developed our inspection systems to ensure best effective ways of thwarting smuggling of prohibited goods,” ......read more

    DLD Fines 10 Real Estate Companies and Warns Another 30 for Not Adhering to Advertising Requirements

    • The fines are progressive and start from AED 50,000 • RERA urges those wishing to own property to verify the advertisement sources and licences before proceeding and paying any money   Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2020: The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), at Dubai Land Department (DLD), has implemented inspection campaigns aimed at auditing advertising permits and ensuring that various parties adhere to the circulars and laws enforced in the emirate. During the aforementioned campaigns, RERA fined 10 real estate companies and warned 30 others for not adhering to the advertising requirements.   DLD clarified that each fine is valued at a progressive AED 50,000, stressing that it may reach the stage of cancelling the licence of the violating real estate company. The violations committed comprised three ......read more

    Dubai Customs Supports Economic Decision Making with 2,134 Trade Statistical Reports in First 9 Months

    Dubai, UAE – 19 October 2020: On the World Statistics Day, which is celebrated around the globe on 20 October 2020 under the theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust”, Dubai Customs revealed that it has generated 2,134 statistical reports on Dubai’s foreign trade during the period from January till September this year.   These reports were furnished to government and private sector organizations to help decision makers make informed decisions based on accurate statistical data, enabling them to formulate sound future strategies and forecasts of potential trade growth for different commodities, sectors and markets.   “The celebration of the World Statistics Day aims to promote the importance of trust, authoritative data and innovation in statistical systems,” said ......read more

    Statement from Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, on World Statistics Day 2020

    United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:  Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), states that World Statistics Day 2020 highlights the need to develop the science of statistics. Al Suwaidi said that with the availability of huge amounts of data – across all fields – comes the urgent need of human capabilities to produce accurate statistical data that adds value and supports progress.  Al Suwaidi said: “Today, our professional community celebrates World Statistics Day under the banner ‘Connecting the World with Data we can Trust.’ Accurate, reliable and up-to-date statistical information is fundamental, especially in light of the world’s rapid changes. Relevant statistical data is no longer a luxury, but a prerequisite for ......read more

    Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules

    First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.  Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more

    Sharjah Sports Club Names The Big Heart Foundation as Humanitarian Partner

    SSC will be working strategically to support the humanitarian efforts of TBHF Sharjah, October 15, 2020:  The fact that sports and philanthropy have a similar power to bring people from all walks of life together, to stand behind a cause has been proven, once again, as the Sharjah Sports Club (SSC) signed a cooperation agreement today (October 15) with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide.   With the signing of the agreement, SSC has named TBHF as its Humantarian partner . Under the agreement, SSC will be supporting and promoting all activities and messages that TBHF designs and implements in order to create a better future for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide.  The sports club will ......read more

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    Dubai-Born CAFU Works Towards Carbon Neutral Future by Unveiling The ‘CAFU Sustainability Deal'

    New strategy unveiled by UAE-based disruptor and pioneer to become carbon neutral Latest updates to ground-breaking Ghaf tree project unveiled Appointment of 'Sustainability and Community Manager' to drive the company’s efforts towards creating a sustainable future Aligning the business to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action Dubai, UAE, 17 November 2020: The planting of one million Ghaf trees forms the central pillar of the CAFU Sustainability Deal - the newly unveiled strategy by Dubai-born CAFU in its drive towards becoming carbon ......read more

    SLC enhances Dubai Government Employees' legal and legislative awareness

    Virtual workshop ‘Interpretation of Legal Text’ designed to build capacities that guarantee optimal implementation of legislation UAE, 27 October 2020 – As part of its efforts to enhance legislative and legal awareness within the government sector, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (the “SLC”) held a virtual awareness workshop titled ‘Interpretation of Legal Text’ led by Dr. Faisal Hasan Al-Omari, Legal Advisor at SLC. The workshop, which was conducted via Microsoft Teams, attracted a large ......read more

    Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum concludes on high note

    Environmental sustainability takes center stage during last day of Forum Attendees address pressing issues and new agreements signed on final day 10,000 viewers from 61 countries watch event’s 20 hours of live streams October 26, 2020- The virtual Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum hosted by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) ended on a high note recently, with more pressing issues tackled, new agreements signed, and a new project launched. During the final day’s in-depth discussions, experts spoke on the theme ‘Environmental, social and corporate ......read more

    UAE Minister of State for Food Security kicks off third day of Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum

    In the presence of Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply October 22, 2020 – Her Excellency Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, and Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Her Excellency Tereza Cristina, kicked off the third day of the Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum.     In her speech, Al Mheiri said that one of the reasons behind Brazil’s successful partnership with the UAE is its compliance with global food security standards, in addition to the Emirates’ ......read more

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro leads opening of Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum

    Arab and Brazilian leaders join ongoing virtual event October 20, 2020 – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro led yesterday (Monday, October 19, 2020) the opening of the virtual Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum hosted by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in partnership with the League of Arab States and the Union of Arab Chambers. This year, the special online edition features several dignitaries from Brazil and Arab League member countries. Being held under the theme ‘The Future is Now,’ the economic forum aims to promote and strengthen the commercial ......read more

    Ministry of Economy participates in the launch of a global initiative to highlight innovations by startups in the UAE

    In cooperation with Microsoft and the Italian Intesa San Paolo and Cariplo Factory Al Falasi: The UAE has taken the regional lead in supporting the transition towards a circular economy Registration open to all startups operating in advanced technology sectors, especially circular economy 15 UAE startups will be eligible to participate in the second phase of the initiative Abu Dhabi, 20 October 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MOE), in cooperation with Microsoft, the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and the Italian Cariplo Factory, launched a global initiative called ......read more

    Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Taps Innovative Digital Tools to Host ‘The Future is Now' Economic Forum

    Including a TV-type format, 3D goggles, and smartphone to convene top-level participants from Arab countries and Brazil October 18, 2020- Unfazed by the physical challenges to gather and hold its international event amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is turning to highly innovative digital platforms to present a highly engaging online forum for organizations and companies in Arab countries and Brazil which will attend the Economic Forum for Brazil and the Arab Countries. The event themed ‘The Future is Now’, will be held from ......read more

    The 33 initiatives plan begins implementation of post-COVID recovery measures

    Headed by the Minister of Economy and with the participation of a number of ministers & officials Six tracks of the plan are new economy, opening of new markets, financing support, stimulating tourism, attracting talent& stimulating innovation 15 initiatives in the first phase within the recovery plan are being implemented by 12 ministries and federal and local entities Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2020: The Interim Committee responsible for the coordination and follow up with regard to the implementation of the flexible package and the general plan consisting of 33 initiatives to ......read more

    Advanced Online Channels Help Reduce Dubai Customs' Customer Services Centers

    Dubai – 17 October 2020:  Dubai Customs made another success story- thanks to the fruitful cooperation with its clients and strategic partners- as it raised the percentage of online services to 99.3%, completing 7.2m transactions during H1, 2020, growing 38.5% compared to 5.2m transactions in the corresponding period last year. This has led to reducing time and effort on clients and reduced cost on businesses.  With this in mind, Dubai Customs, following its digital transformation policy, announced the closure down of some customer service centers, while boosting services ......read more

    Dubai Customs Wins 7 Ideas America Awards 2020

    Dubai – 14 October 2020:  Dubai Customs bagged 7 new Ideas America Awards that crowned their many successes in 2020. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs honored the winners in a virtual honoring ceremony.  The Government Department deserved these awards in recognition of its noticeable efforts in advancing corporate innovation worldwide for the categories announced by Ideas America in its virtual training summit on 25th September.  The awards included 4 in innovation and 3 for distinctive executives and employees, including the first place ......read more

    Expo Khor Fakkan Gears Up for Launching 10th Wedding Show 2020

    Sharjah, October 13, 2020:  The Expo Khor Fakkan continues its preparations for launching the 10th edition of the Wedding Show which will kick off on 28 October and lasts until 31 October, amid broad participation of the UAE brands specializing in fashion, wedding accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, and abaya. The Wedding Show is a unique opportunity for each bride to learn about the latest fashion lines from wedding dresses, evening dresses, elegant abayas, perfumes, and cosmetics. It also caters for brides and women who are passionate to get acquainted with the latest trends in the ......read more

    Mansoor Bin Mohammed Issues Decree Making It Mandatory for Local Dubai Sports Clubs to Appoint Emiratis as Assistant Coaches in First Teams of All Team Sports

    Decision aims to empower national coaches and help develop their skills   United Arab Emirates,  October 13, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has issued Decree No. 4 of 2020, which makes it mandatory for all government clubs of Dubai to appoint an Emirati assistant coach for all their first teams, in all team sports, starting with the current 2020-21 season. His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed has directed the clubs and sports companies in Dubai’s public sports sector to expedite ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Tackles Key Industry Challenges and Opportunities

    Leading industry players shared insights on strategies to enhance the economy and the maritime transport sector in the GCC Region   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2020: DP World, UAE Region, a premier logistics company and a leading enabler of trade, was a part of the CEO Forum: Challenges and Future Opportunities for Ports and Shipping in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Virtually held on October 6, 2020, the event united industry experts who shared insights on the hurdles faced due to the current COVID crisis and elaborated on favourable opportunities in the ......read more

    WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally

    For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of ......read more

    Newly Launched Chamber Connect Series Highlights Global Chambers' Response to Covid-19

    • Hosted by Dubai Chamber, the virtual series brings together chamber leaders and members to share knowledge, best practices and solutions.   • Inaugural event attended by 200 participants from 58 countries, including chamber leaders and representatives from member companies.   • H.E. Buamim: Pandemic has underlined the vital roles that chambers play in supporting their respective business communities with value-added services, expertise, digital transformation and advocacy.     United Arab Emirates,  October 11, 2020:  ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Named Winner of 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

    The honour comes in recognition of the chamber’s leading role as a responsible entity towards the society Sharjah, October 7, 2020:   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has won the 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the category of public sector organization/ departments. Organized by the Arabia CSR Network, the award is the first-of-its-kind initiative to gain the support of the leadership of Dubai, the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programme, the League of Arab States, and a wide host of private sector ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi: We Must All Share the Responsibility of Educating Women Around the World

    Her Highness was speaking at a private virtual dialogue organized by UNHCR ahead of the unveiling  of the overall winner of the 2020 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award   United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) has called on the international community to make education of refugee girls a top priority.  Her Highness ......read more

    Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery

    The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups. United Arab Emirates,  October 07, 2020:  On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of ......read more

    Virtual WETEX & Dubai Solar Show Promise a Unique Experience for International Exhibitors & Visitors Using the Latest Global Technologies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 07, 2020:  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) 3D virtual Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show, which it will organise from 26 to 28 October 2020, will use the latest technologies to provide a unique experience for international exhibitors and visitors,. The announcement was made at a virtual press conference held by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show. The conference was held on the virtual platform that will be ......read more

    International Space City to Create 1 Million Arab Women Space Entrepreneurs

    United Arab Emirates,  October 06, 2020:   International Space City, the world’s first virtual commercial city dedicated to advancing the business of space, has launched Spacehackers, an initiative to create 1 million Arab women space entrepreneurs. Under the campaign ‘Inspire Generations’, the initiative intends to provide online training and guidance to support 1 million Arab women launch their own space-related and responsible business in three key areas: law & ethics, social impact and trade & business.   Spacehackers is an online, ......read more

    Dubai student urges residents to participate in a 10-day recycling drive

    A recycling drive for students and residents of UAE is now open for participation. Launched by Isha Reddy, a senior year student, and the Deputy Head Girl of Dubai International Academy, the 10-day recycling drive aims to encourage UAE residents, especially students and young children, to take action for the environment from an early age. Isha has recently founded Go Akhdar, an online platform with a mission to inspire and engage communities to adopt eco-friendly practices in their everyday lives. With the help of student volunteers and ambassadors, Go Akhdar plans to launch a variety of ......read more

    UNHCR and UAE Fintech Ziina Raise Funds for Beirut's Blast Victims

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 5, 2020: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in partnership with Ziina, the UAE’s first licensed social peer-to-peer (P2P) payment application, has launched a fundraising campaign to help families impacted by the two deadly Beirut explosions on August 4th.   The fundraising campaign will run from October 4th to November 30th. UNHCR and Ziina aim to raise funds for 500 families who were worst-affected by the Beirut blasts. A donation of 368 AED helps one affected family make essential repairs to their home.  Anyone with a UAE bank account can ......read more

    The Museum of the Future – A 7-Story, 177-Meter Tall Pillarless Building with a Facade Comprising 1024 Robot-Made Pieces

    • Final Piece of the Facade of the World's Most Innovative Building, Museum of the Future, installed in the Presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai • The Museum will be a prominent display of futuristic architecture • Autodesk Design Software company classifies the 30,000 sqm iconic architectural marvel as the world's most intricate building • The facade is made up of 1024 robot-made pieces.  Solar panels powering the Museum with 4000 MW • A 17,000 sqm ......read more

    H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence Becomes a Patron of The Zay Initiative

    UAE’s Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence will help sustain the legacy United Arab Emirates,  October 05, 2020:   The Zay Initiative is delighted to announce that H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence, is now patron of the organization. As a patron he will act as a figurehead of the organization in the UAE, supporting with speeches and events.  The Zay Initiative a non-profit, UK registered initiative is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage through the collection, documentation and digital ......read more

    SCCI, UoS Launch 5th Sharjah Chamber Award for Innovators

    Sharjah, October 5, 2020:  The University of Sharjah, UoS, and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, have launched the 5th edition of the Sharjah Chamber Award for Innovators, which is organized by the UoS and sponsored by the SCCI. Featuring 8 new scientific fields in the categories of innovative projects and specialized academic research, the AED 100,000-award is targeting the creative and innovative students from UAE universities and grade 12 students from the Emirate of Sharjah. This was stated in a virtual press conference in the presence of HE Prof. Hamid ......read more

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