Dubai – 22 February 2018: Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a number of local and federal innovators and the media. He viewed the new innovations and invited all departments to benefit from them in detection and ......read more
Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 – PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony.
Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals.
The event drew a host of high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassador of Lebanon in the UAE, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, Saud Abu Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”
He elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initiatives commenced, millions of trees were planted and hundreds of parks were opened across the UAE, remarkably expanding the green areas and ......read more
21% rise compared to 2016
Dubai – 21 February 2018: Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.
Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest inspection equipment were among the reasons behind this achievement.
The “White Salt” seizure was a major seizure which shows alertness of Dubai Customs officers and reflects the importance of cooperation and coordination between the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:
The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.
The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings came to attention. Initially the basic amenities have been provided till the date of departure. Necessary travel equipments like bags etc. have been distributed. Mr. Hamsa, Malabar Gold Charity Division head prompted the activities.
Most of the ......read more
19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.
FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss relevant policies and potential solutions to be incorporated into a future action plan aimed at stabilizing Arab nations and societies.
The event will feature senior officials from both the public and private sectors, intellectuals, ......read more
Meeting reviews environmental and climate change projects and initiatives of 2017, outlines plans for 2018
Dubai-UAE: 17 February, 2018 - The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its first meeting in 2018, presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Telal Resort Al Ain and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
Al Zeyoudi recounted at the meeting that the UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment was formed in accordance with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and reflected national efforts to adopt best-in-class global practices to promote sustainability as a lifestyle and a key element in all development schemes to ensure the preservation of ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, February 17, 2018: A workshop hosted by the Sharjah Police General Directorate titled ‘Be Innovative’ has emphasised the role of innovation in the day-to-day life and importance of creating a positive environment for the whole community.
“Innovation is the result of positive thinking. Innovation leads to lower costs, increased productivity and improved performance,” said Ahmed Al Naqbi, a senior lecturer in the field of innovation, speaking on the occasion. The workshop was held as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, being celebrated from February 15 to 21 at Al Majaz Waterfront and Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Al Naqbi said that the aim of innovation is to come up with a concept that is of public benefit and is useful for all in the form of ......read more
As part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah
Sharjah, Feb 17, 2018 - Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, an expert on talent and innovation, said the idea of innovation in the UAE was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the idea of the Union. The expert considered the Union an important innovation that united the country and bolstered its strategic role, while contributing to the unification of the GCC countries, which led to many successive achievements.
Through a workshop she presented yesterday 15 Feb under the title of “Flashes of Innovation” as part of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, Dr Al Suwaidi called for the preservation of Sheikh Zayed’s legacy to introduce present and future generations to a legacy that has contributed to numerous qualitative leaps in many ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a partnership in line with the UAE’s commitment to address the causes and impacts of climate change, transition into a climate resilient green economy, and achieve a better quality of life.
The MoU between MOCCAE and MAF was signed by His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim, and the agreement will encourage collaboration over seven areas:
Applying international best practices in sustainability across MAF’s portfolio
Partnering in innovative and ......read more
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi:
The next edition of the World Government Summit will witness greater changes to further consolidate international partnerships and alliances to reshape the work of governments
WGS 2018 saw the largest number of international agreements and specialized forums in reshaping and building the future
The World Government Summit has become one of the most important platforms for establishing UAE’s global diplomacy with various governments and international organizations
Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2018 - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued instructions that the seventh session of the World Government Summit to run from February 17 - 19, 2019. This was announced by His ......read more
Initiative launched in line with the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’
Installing a volunteer corner to support the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: In line with the values of the UAE’s 'Year of Zayed 2018', the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the ‘My Environment, My Responsibility’ initiative in Hatta.
The initiative took place on 1st February and reflected the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s interest in preserving and maintaining our world for future generations, as well as his efforts to balance development with the environment.
The initiative was ......read more
Mandela’s widow urges us to understand what drives others and accept that everyone’s view is valid
Dubai-UAE: 14 February 2018 – Respect, recognition of human dignity and willingness to understand the views of others are essential life skills, said Graça Machel (HonFBA), humanitarian, Chair of The Graça Machel Trust and widow of former South African President, at a talk titled ‘The Mandela I Knew” at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
“Nelson Mandela had the ability to connect with people, even when it seemed to be in an intractable situation, and to recognize the dignity in every single person. He had great strength, ability and determination to reach people and to understand what drives them. For him, it was a necessity to understand others. You cannot build ......read more
Technology-fueled new era of trade requires increased role of government in building soft infrastructure
Eight of ten job losses in advanced economies are impacted by new technology
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – His Excellency Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), shared his thoughts on the relevance of the WTO in today’s international trade context and on the challenges new technology poses for workforces of the future at the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session titled ‘The Outlook for Global Trade in a Hyperconnected World’, moderated by CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios, he noted that, to remain effective, the WTO must adapt and introduce more ......read more
The Congress and the Challenge are organized by RTA in cooperation with Khalifa University and NewCities Foundation
Al Tayer: US$5m prizemoney is set for the Challenge in October 2019
Al Hammadi: 25 Robot researchers hosted by Khalifa University
Rossant: Dubai is the most innovative city worldwide in terms of mobility
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA will hold the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport in October 2019. The event, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, will take place in cooperation with Khalifa City and NewCities Foundation. The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), jointly with the Dubai Land Department (DLD), held a press conference today at the World Government Summit (WGS), to announce a report entitled, “State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Regions”.
The first-of-its-kind report is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in 11 countries across the Arab Region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Today’s ......read more
Adena Friedman shared insights on recent market movements at WGS 2018
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “The rapid advancement of capital markets in the GCC region is hugely beneficial not just to local investors but also to international investors looking to get more involved in the stocks traded here,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, on the second day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In a session entitled ‘How to Tame a Volatile Market’, Friedman shared her insights on a range of topics including the role of government in market movements and cryptocurrencies.
Nasdaq serves as a technology provider to 90 markets in the world and a technology partner to many of the exchanges in the Middle East, including Nasdaq Dubai and ......read more
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid calls for an inclusive dialogue with all age groups
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – It is important for governments to work together with their citizens when considering new services, said Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In her opening remarks in a session titled ‘Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens’, Her Excellency discussed how we can activate radical creativity, curiosity and generosity in a population over the age of 60 in the UAE.
She said: “We need to stop talking about aging and us-versus-them and start talking about all of us by inviting all age groups across various fields – from designers to ......read more
His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah reveals Dubai Municipality’s intent to launch a satellite
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – The UAE has launched a major roadmap for city planning that focuses on creating a sustainable and happy society, directed by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said His Excellency Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on day two of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘Building the Future of Creative Cities’, His Excellency Eng Lootah announced the intention of Dubai Municipality to launch a data collection satellite which will monitor the UAE from space, and will identify various environmental factors, from marine conditions to ......read more
Ideas and products once meant to live only in science fiction are becoming part of our reality, says Jim Carroll
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – An era of instant knowledge obsolescence and exponential job creation are around the corner, according to Jim Carroll. The acclaimed futurist, trends and innovation expert was speaking at the ‘Fast Forward to the Future’ session at the ongoing sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.
Carroll, whose clientele includes Disney, NASA, and Johnson & Johnson, highlighted that new learning is occurring so rapidly that half of the knowledge that is acquired during our first year of college will be either obsolete or revised by the time of graduation.
Carroll said: “The future belongs to those who are fast. It is your ability to embrace ......read more
High-level panel of representatives from prominent international financial institutions discusses STI in regional development
Dubai-UAE: 12 February, 2018 – On the opening day of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai, a lively session with five expert panelists examined the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in driving sustainable development and economic growth.
Part of the newly launched Global Policy Platform (GPP), the session, entitled ‘STI Catalyzing Regional Development’, shed light on the role of innovation, scaled up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tailored capacities in enabling countries to advance their development objectives.
The high-level panel featured Sayed Aqa, Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Sergei ......read more
Matthieu Ricard: “Happiness is a way of being – the more you experience it, the more it reinforces itself.”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.
Leading the audience in a guided meditation session, Ricard inspired them with true-life stories about how loving-kindness meditation and altruism can trigger real change in the world.
Addressing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice, he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to ......read more
In collaboration with the World Government Summit, new McKinsey research illustrates automation’s opportunities and challenges for policymakers and business
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: An estimated 45 percent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey& Company’s latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World Government Summit.
The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and opportunities across the region. In all six Middle Eastern countries examined, $366.6 billion in wage income and 20.8 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) are associated with activities that are already technically automatable today.
"Our research encourages Middle East policymakers and business leaders to embrace the ......read more
Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2018: In its efforts to attract Emirati talent, Emirates Post Group (EPG) participated in the 20th National Career Exhibition that took place from 7-9 February 2018, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
The forum gave Emiratis the chance to interact with businesses and be introduced first-hand to the exciting career opportunities available. It also offered the chance for businesses to attract upcoming talents to increase the number of UAE Nationals among their employees.
“Supporting and developing Emirati Nationals in their career aspirations is a key priority for Emirates Post Group. The National Career Exhibition presents a great interactive ......read more
Ministers from Indonesia, Egypt, and Slovenia discuss solutions and financial instruments to support governments seeking to fulfill SDGs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Financing plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a major challenge, senior government ministers from Indonesia, Egypt and Slovenia pointed out during a ministerial panel discussion in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai.
Held as part of the SDGs in Action event under the Global Policy Platform, the ‘Partnerships Across Countries’ session featured Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Hala Al-Saeed, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform, and Alenka Smerkolj, Slovenian Minister of Development.
Smerkolj said: ......read more
UAE, February 18, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman's Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be instilled in the future generations to help make the UAE one of the world's most advanced nations.
The new initiative was part of DED-Ajman’s commemoration of the centennial birth ......read more
UAE, January 17, 2017 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai, has launched a new initiative ‘Leader's Challenge’ under the theme, ‘Adoption of Zayed's Thoughts and Leadership’ during a special discussion session organized by the SLC’s Creativity and Innovation department and hosted by the SLC Leadership Council at the Youth Centre in Emirates Towers. The initiative is a quality-focused approach towards instilling and teaching the values inspired by the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Franco Fenoglio, Head of Human Spaceflight & Transportation Unit at Thales Alenia Space, outlined today why effective communication with Mars is important to facilitate how human beings will live and work in space.
His comments were made in a session titled ‘International Cooperation in Deep Space’, a day ahead of the World Government Summit 2018 and as part of the ‘Space Settlement Forum’ sessions covering topics including ‘Living off the Land (ISRU/Agriculture/Power)’ and ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – His Excellency Eng Faisal bin Saeed Bafarat, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), outlined the efforts of his government to make its citizens happier as it works towards the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030.
His comments came during a session entitled ‘Enriching Lives through Saudi’s GEA’, part of the ‘Global Lessons on Happiness and Wellbeing Policies’ series that highlighted successful experiences from Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, the UAE and Australia, ......read more
Happiness Economics professor Veenhoven: “government quality key condition for ensuring happiness”
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Recent experience shows that governments can ‘nudge’ citizens towards a greater level of civic engagement and happiness, said Cass Sunstein, a leading advocate of behavioral economics, during the Global Dialogue for Happiness at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai.
In his session entitled ‘A Nudge Towards Wellbeing’, which was part of the How Governments Can Design for Happiness and Wellbeing ......read more
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi announces the launch of the Global Happiness Policy Report
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Government policy and societal well-being are intertwined, the UAE’s Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing said at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness that got underway in Dubai today ahead of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018).
In her session entitled ‘The Global Happiness Outlook’, Her Excellency Al Roumi said: "Many dialogues are about managing challenges, but ours is about ......read more
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning: SDGs are a reflection of cultural and spiritual philosophies
Positive psychology, happiness pyramids, Sustainable Development Goals – and ways to measure whether they work – are critical indicators, says Minister
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning for Indonesia, said the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a ‘happiness pyramid’ of spiritual, ecological and people-centred objectives. His comments came ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, joined His Excellency Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, for a high-level panel discussion on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a special session titled ‘On the Way to 2030’.
Held in the run-up to the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai, the ......read more
Whether you’re a small or large organization, you have an obligation to make a difference in the community
Happiness is about creating a work environment where ordinary people can do extraordinary things
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – The private sector can play a significant role in promoting and enabling happiness within societies, said Nisha Jagtiani, Group Director & Board Member, Landmark Group, exclusive partner of the Global Dialogue for Happiness.
In a session titled ‘The Return on Happiness’, ......read more
Over 500 people attend the Opening of Seaside Startup Summit in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 11 February 2018: Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the very first Seaside Startup Summit UAE officially inaugurated yesterday, on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. More than 500 people attended the Summit on its opening day, among them 300 entrepreneurs, 50 global investors and venture capitals, and 30 speakers and mentors.
Arminian Government was formally ......read more
Established by the Dubai Future Foundation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Settlement Challenge works to reward the best ideas from around the world.
Dubai, February 10, 2018 – In its commitment to accelerating global space exploration activities, the UAE launches the Space Settlement Challenge; a dedicated seed grant fund that supports ambitious projects from all areas of research pursuing ideas and concepts to unlock the future of human space habitation. The challenge aims to attract brilliant minds from all around the world regardless of discipline, background, or ......read more
HH Sharjah Crown Prince: UAE Innovation Month Inspires Public, Private Sectors to Adopt Innovative Thinking and Practices
SHARJAH, UAE, February 10, 2018 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council and Sharjah Innovation Council, the Sharjah Innovation Month, being celebrated from 15-21 February as part of the UAE Innovation Month, will formally kick off at Al Majaz Waterfront and the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2018: Dubai Customs and the International Humanitarian City (IHC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on eLink and cooperation in exchanging information related to humanitarian aid and stocks.
The MoU was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and IHC CEO, Giuseppe Saba. It builds on the strategic partnership between the two entities and the importance of cooperation among different authorities to promote innovation, information sharing, and best practices.
The agreement comes as the world witnesses ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 8 February 2018: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued Ministerial Decree No. 27 of the year 2018 concerning the registration and import of all types of pesticides (Chemical pesticides, biopesticide, organic pesticides, ready-to-use pesticides, pheromones, attractants, repellents, and additives for pesticide formulations). The resolution will come into force three months after it is published in the Official Gazette.
The new decree mandates that an establishment must obtain a license from the ministry prior to registering a pesticide, and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 08, 2018: Etihad Aviation Group and Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs have collaborated to commemorate UAE Environment Day.
More than 80 people participated in the event, which took place at a farm in Bani Yas, and included tree planting and harvesting as well as a clean-up of the local neighbourhood by Etihad employees along with people of determination. Etihad’s Inflight Chefs were also on-hand to prepare food for the volunteers.
Khaled Al Mehairbi, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Etihad Airport ......read more
His Excellency Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stressed on the importance of enhancing the channels of cooperation between the UAE and Malaysia, especially in terms of trade and investment. Minister Al Mansoori shared that the significance of strengthening these ties is reflected in the key interest placed by UAE and Malaysian companies, as well as their respective government and economic institutions, participating in the UAE-Malaysian Business and Investment Forum currently being held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Discussions were held ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018: On December 6 last year, TIME magazine announced its distinguished Person of the Year for 2017. Interestingly, and rather surprisingly, the #MeToo campaign and the people behind it grabbed the coveted honor.
Who could have predicted that ousted from the numero uno position would be the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin or Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud?
Once again, it was swarm AI technology, allowing people to think smarter together, that for a second consecutive year prophesied with a 100 percent accuracy ......read more
His Excellency Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said that the business and investment relationship between the UAE and Malaysia is established on a strong base given the similar trends and drivers of economic growth in both countries, including manufacturing, new technologies, service and international trade sectors, innovation, research and development, as well as open trade policies and a strong small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector in both countries.
Al Mansoori noted that the UAE is intensifying its efforts to promote its relations with Southeast ......read more
UAE, February 6, 2018 - The Department of Economic Department – Ajman (DED-Ajman) has been awarded with three new ISO Certifications-- the ISO 9001:2015 Certificate for Quality Management Systems, the ISO 10002: 2014 Certificate for Customer Satisfaction and Guidelines for Complaints Handling in Organizations and the ISO 10004: 2012 Certificate for Guidelines for Monitoring and Measuring. The achievement demonstrates DED-Ajman's commitment towards meeting and complying with the highest set international standards and reflects the department's efforts to provide world class ......read more
Statement-His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018: The United Arab Emirates celebrates the 21st National Environment Day, observed annually on February 4th, under the theme “Sustainable Production and Consumption” for the second consecutive year to continue efforts to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns in the UAE.
In a statement marking the occasion, His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, expressed his deepest gratitude to ......read more
Canadian Specialist Hospital to contribute AED 10.5 million in 2018 in support of the Year-of-Giving
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: In support of the Year-of-Giving initiative, Canadian Specialist Hospital will be contributing 10.5 million dirhams for the treatment of 175 patients for dialysis and cataract surgery in the year 2018. The hospital will be offering half the price to selected patients on dialysis sessions, lab tests and cataract surgeries along with complimentary consultation with the doctor.
The hospital will conduct dialysis sessions for 125 underprivileged ......read more
Period coincides with breeding season for sharks
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that shark fishing is banned during the period from Thursday, February 1 until June 30, coinciding with their breeding season. The ban is pursuant to the Ministerial Decree No. 500 for the year 2014 on Regulating the Fishing and Trading of Sharks.
Salah Abdallah Al Rayssi, Director of the Fisheries Sustainability Department at MOCCAE, said that the ban aims to reduce risks facing rare species of sharks. He noted that sharks play a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday 31 January 2018: As part of the celebrations for UAE Innovation Month, which takes place throughout February, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised a series of unique events and initiatives which aim to showcase the state of cutting edge thinking in the UAE.
The annual showcase, which for the first time this year will last an entire month and which was hugely successful as a week-long event in 2015 and 2016, will not only celebrate the latest in initiatives in the UAE, but will also aim ......read more
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, reported that the number of customers using its general as well as e-services are continuously growing. The company recorded a total of 524,000 transactions, out of which 285,000 transactions are done through digital platforms in 2017, compared to 255,000 e-transactions during the previous year, contributing to the UAE’s efforts towards achieving smart transformation.
Empower consistently engages its customers to use its e-Services platform as part of its efficient ......read more
UAE, January 30, 2018– The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) organized an awareness campaign for outlets in shopping malls, headed by H.E. Ali Eissa Al Nuaimi, Director General, DED-Ajman; H.E. Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Nuaimi, Assistant Director General for Economic Registration and Control; and several officials from DED-Ajman. The initiative aims to enhance the awareness of commercial enterprises about the application of value-added tax (VAT) in accordance with the law, and to prevent negative exploitation by raising prices without ......read more