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    Sheikh Khaled Al Qasimi Honors Winners of Sharjah Excellence Award 2019

    Sharjah, February 16, 2020:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs, honored the winners of the 4th Sharjah Excellence Award 2019, in addition to honoring partners, sponsors, jury committee members, and the award working group. This came during the annual ceremony organized by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, on Wednesday evening at the Expo Centre Sharjah, in the presence of HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI and the Board of Trustees of Sharjah Excellence Award, members of the Award Board of Trustees, HE Dr. Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Mishari, Secretary-General of the Federation of Chambers of the Gulf ......read more

    Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program

    Dubai – 15 February 2020: “Dubai Customs Leaders” training program graduated the first batch of employees who joined the program to develop their leadership competencies and gain learning and skills on how to overcome current and future challenges.  The program, which Dubai Customs launched at the end of 2019, engaged 16 employees from different departments and centers in Dubai Customs.  The 54-hour program, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, ILM, included different sessions that covered topics like personal skills, authorization, leadership, team motivation and leadership skills.  In the program, a Virtual Reality Leadership Lab was launched to train the employees in a unique and more interactive content.  Commenting on the program, Mohammed Al Ghaffari, Director ......read more

    Industrial Plant Sustainability and Profitability in the New Digital Economy

    It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency. Since Industry uses about one third of all energy consumed in the world, we have a big role in reducing global emissions now and into the future. As our CEO and Chairman Jean Pascal Tricoire said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we have the technology and the means to do it, we just need to work together to achieve it.   Corporate sustainability makes good business sense. Environmental sustainability improves operational performance, attracts revenue from socially conscious consumers, investment from socially conscious investors and can even generate new sources of revenue from selling waste and surplus energy produced by the plant.   I’d even say that we’re transitioning to a sustainable ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Cooperate in Charitable and Humanitarian Initiatives

    12 February 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to enhance its collaborative support of social, charitable, and humanitarian programmes. The agreement will strengthen the Foundation's ‘Emirati Families’ initiative, and showcase its regional impact. The official ceremony was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports; His Excellency Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Minister of the Federal Supreme Council at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and Deputy Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. The agreement was signed by Director-General of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Mohammed Hajji Al Khouri and Abu Dhabi Airports, Chief Executive Officer - Bryan Thompson. ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Launches 2nd Cycle of Mentorship Programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020

    • Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at Rwanda summit where they learned about the GBF Mentorship Programme’s benefits and opportunities for startups and mentors   • First-of-its-kind programme pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide valuable expertise, support and guidance   Kigali, Rwanda: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently participated in the Africa Tech Summit 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda, where the organisation launched the second cycle of its GBF Mentorship Programme, which pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide them with valuable expertise, support and guidance.   Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at the summit where they learned about the criteria for participating ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) Launches Book With Pomeroy Academy for Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10)

    Book sheds light on how culture and innovation is shaping sustainable cities of the future Abu Dhabi, 10th February 2020 - The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today launched a book with leading sustainable educators and researchers, Pomeroy Academy. The book accompanies the 10th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), which is taking place for the first time in the Arab region this week until 13th February. Developed by Pomeroy Academy, and edited by its founder, award-winning architect, academic and television presenter, Professor Jason Pomeroy, the book, entitled ‘Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation’, provides an enlightening accompanying text for the prestigious event. The text  brings together a series of essays from leading luminaries on the Forum’s main theme of ......read more

    Union Coop to Support Dubai Autism Center

    Union Coop to Contribute towards the Provisions of Health and Humanitarian Services to Dubai Autism Center Patients    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Autism Center, which comes within the framework of activating corporate social responsibility by supporting local humanitarian and social institutions, programs and projects.  The MoU was signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop, on behalf of the CEO, and Mr. Mohammed Al Emadi, Dubai Autism Center Board Member & Director General, in the presence of managers and other staffs from both the sides.  The Director of Operations Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani has been all positive ......read more

    Dubai Cares Announces Third Round Awardees for E-cubed Research Envelope

      ● AED 7.9 million (USD 2.1 million) awarded to 4 research proposals in Education in Emergencies ● Call for applications in 3rd round received 63 proposals from practitioners and academics in 4 languages   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has awarded a total of AED 7,986,920 (USD 2,174,199) to four research proposals, under its Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed) research envelope. E-Cubed was launched in September 2016 on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York, and is carried out in partnership with the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), an open, global network of members working to ensure that all individuals have the right to a quality, safe, relevant, and equitable education. ......read more

    Yahsat Receives Commendation for Its Participation at National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February, 2020: Ahmed Omran, Vice President of Corporate Communications, received an award of appreciation from the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) for Yahsat’s participation in the 4th edition of National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival. Coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month, the event was held to foster a scientific temper among young Emiratis. Members of Yahsat Youth Council participated in various activities, including interactive workshops, space-related talks and games.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and organised by the MoE, the festival showcased innovative projects by Emirati students in the fields of science, technology, environment, biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry and much more.  A leading global satellite ......read more

    The Tenth World Urban Forum Carries Out Five Assemblies

    Opening Day marked by raising of the UAE flag and UN flag together   Abu Dhabi, 8th February 2020:   The Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10) today launched the Assemblies element of its programme, at the forum’s opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi. WUF10, which is taking place from today until 13 February 2020, is being held in the Arab world for the first time. The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) organised the event in partnership with UN-Habitat. The Assemblies were opened on the first day of the World Urban Forum. To mark this special occasion a flag-raising ceremony for both the UAE and UN flags was carried out in tandem, which will both fly together outside Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for the duration of WUF10. The flag-raising was attended by Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive ......read more

    Dubai Customs Launches Official Page on Linkedin

    Dubai – 08 Feb 2020:  Dubai Customs launched its official page on Linkedin to connect with clients, employees, and the LinkedIn community. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih launched the organization’s page on the globally recognized professional platform with the aim of empowering the organization to engage the world’s professional community and attract more talents in preparation for the next 50 years. The launch ceremony was attended by Rajaii Al Khadem, President of Linkedin Middle East and North Africa and a number of senior officials in Dubai Customs.  Around 675 million members comprise the professional community of Linkedin, and these can communicate in 24 different languages including Arabic.  “Promoting Dubai Customs services and raising awareness around its ......read more

    Dubai Customs Fully Prepared for UAE Innovation Month 2020

    Dubai – 7 February 2020: Dubai Customs is ready for the UAE Innovation Month 2020, which will see the oldest government department in Dubai raise awareness around its vital role in supporting the national economy, securing the borders and promoting Dubai as a global capital of economy.  The UAE Innovation Month was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation. The Month-long festival aims to contribute to strengthening the country's position as a global hub for innovation, enhance the development of innovative ideas and capabilities, and creates a widespread culture of innovation and celebrate innovation in the UAE and supports the national innovation strategy.  UAE Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation festivals in the world and a consolidated effort by government, the private ......read more

    Minister of Climate Change and Environment Inaugurates the 3rd East Coast Marine Environment Festival

    Sharjah, February 6, 2020:  HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Thursday, inaugurated the 3rd edition of the East Coast Marine Environment Festival which takes place at the Kalba Corniche Park.   The three-day event is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in cooperation with Kalba Municipality, Sharjah Marine Sports Club, Kalba Fishermen's Association, Kalba Ladies Club, and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. The event is featuring several live shows, heritage contests, marine, and recreational games, with the participation of many government institutions, private sector companies and dozens of productive families showcasing a wide variety of local products. The opening ceremony was attended by HE ......read more

    60 Women Participate in the Women's Heritage Walk From Abu Dhabi to Al Ain

    Men's Heritage Walk begins on 7 February   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2020:   Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the sixth Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) came to close on 4 February at a ceremony held at the Cultural Foundation, in the presence of participants and their families. Sixty women from 24 nationalities hiked a 120 km journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain on foot, which took them five days. The “Sand Sisters”, as they call themselves, annually embark on this challenging trek to recreate the historical, seasonal Emirati migration between the two cities that was undertaken by tribes not so long ago.  In his speech, Sheikh Nahyan reflected on the essence of the Walk. “For me, as the Minister ......read more

    Ministry of Health Launches Predictive Electronic System to Identify Patients at High Risk of Novel Coronavirus

    • Ministry activates early warning system (Wareed system) across all its facilities • Wareed links patient data in 88 health facilities and contains an integrated database   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced today (Wednesday) it has developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.   The Ministry revealed that it has also activated an early warning system (Wareed system) across all its healthcare facilities to quickly identify individuals at higher risk of acquiring Coronavirus infection.   The early warning system coordinates and manages a potential outbreak. Once automated, algorithms identify a patient as high-risk, the Wareed system places consecutive orders for the patient to be isolated ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Honours Champions of Empowerment of People of Determination

    Assistive technology helping 50 million disabled people in the Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 5, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has honoured the most prominent government bodies, public institutions and private companies for their unfaltering support, untiring efforts and inspiring determination  towards the empowerment of People of Determination in line with the national vision of UAE. His Highness expressed his appreciation for the valuable efforts exerted by the public and private sectors in the UAE to attract the best assistive technologies and upgrading the quality of facilities and rehabilitation for the People of ......read more

    The National Career Exhibition to Kick Off on February 9 at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah, February 5, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 22nd edition of the National Career Exhibition will be held from February 9 to 11, 2020. The Career Fair is organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah in cooperation with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI.  A popular event amongst the Emirati youth, this career platform is offering employment opportunities for Emirati graduates in the banking and financial sector.  The 22nd edition of the Career Fair focuses on three main themes: “empowering promising national cadres, training and professional development”. The Fair is expected to attract thousands of ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Hosts a Round Table on Remuneration in the Arab Region in Cooperation With the Universal Postal Union International Bureau

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 05 February 2020:   Emirates Post Group held a two-day round table on remuneration issues for Universal Postal Union member countries in the Arab region on the 4th and 5th of February 2020 in cooperation with the UPU International Bureau (IB) and the Arab Permanent Postal Commission (APPC). As part of the Universal Postal Union’s technical assistance programme and regional development plan, the round table addressed several important issues related to remuneration in Arab countries. The postal remuneration system, also known as the terminal dues system, guarantees that Posts are compensated for the cost of handling, transporting and delivering bulky letters and small packets across borders. Experts in remuneration systems and regulatory matters discussed solutions to tackle future ......read more

    Passenger Operations Department in Dubai Customs Dealt With 45.6m Items of Luggage, Mad 2,169 Seizures in 2019

    Dubai – 05 February 2020: Released figures from Dubai Customs showed that the Passenger Operations Department dealt with 208,812 flights coming to Dubai carrying 45,622,549 items of luggage in 2019. The Department also made 337 customs and 1832 criminal seizures including 1,222 drug seizures last year.  “Smooth traffic of passengers and luggage is a priority to us, and the Passenger Operations Department makes best use of advanced inspection systems and technologies to ensure satisfied passengers and secured airport,” said Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department. “In holiday seasons we raise the number of inspection officers at the airport to 725 with 24/7 work cycle. We have 77 screening systems in place to cover small and large cargo.” In 2019, the Passenger Operations ......read more

    Dubai Cares' Walk for Education Returns With an Energetic and Carnival-like Experience This Year

    • Walk for Education 2020 to be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Dubai Creek Park • Roaming performers, live music, and family-friendly entertainment to be featured at the event     Dubai, UAE, 4 February 2020: The Walk for Education, hosted by Dubai Cares, is back this year with an energetic, colorful, and carnival-like experience for all ages. The annual event encourages members of the UAE community to join together with family, friends, and colleagues to walk 3 kilometers (4,000 steps) in solidarity with millions of children and youths in developing countries who walk long distances simply to access their basic right to education. The family-focused event will take place on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Dubai Creek Park, next to Al Garhoud Bridge, Gate 2.    Participants can register ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: Free Zones Play Vital Role in Achieving the Outputs of the 04th January 2020 Charter

    Dubai-UAE: 04th February 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZ Council), headed the 14th meeting of the Council at its headquarters and reviewed the progress on building an electronic portal for free zone entities in Dubai. Among the other items reviewed were the status of the comprehensive geo-economic map of the emirate.   The Council recommended enhancing cooperation between Dubai’s free zones, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai. In this context, the members stressed the importance of providing the ‘Golden Visa’ for investors that offers an incentive to attract businesses to Dubai and retain them as major contributors to the emirate’s economy. The ......read more

    Rent or Renew Your Emirates Post Po Box for a Chance to Win an Iphone 11

    Deadline to renew PO Box is 29 February 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 February 2020: Emirates Post is encouraging customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February 2020 to avoid additional costs by offering them the chance to win the latest iPhone 11. Individuals who renew their existing PO Box or subscribe for a new one before 29 February 2020 are automatically eligible to enter the electronic draw.  Customers can rent or renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.epg.gov.ae or the EPG Mobile Services app. A representative from the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) will be overseeing the draw and announcing the lucky winners during the first week of March.  Commenting on this special announcement, Yousuf Mohd Siddiq Alkhaja, Chief Business Officer ......read more

    Dubai Cares broadens its global footprint in 2019 with programs influencing international education policies

    • Dubai Cares crosses AED 1 billion in grants • 29 new programs rolled out in 2019 with 2 new countries added to the organization’s portfolio • Generous donations from various segments of society impacting the lives of children and youth globally  • 2,888 Dubai Cares volunteers completed more than 18,800 volunteering hours throughout 2019        Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2019:   Dubai Cares continued to strengthen its global presence and impact in 2019 by providing equitable access to quality education and learning opportunities for children and youth, inspiring and urging the UAE community to further give back, as well as embedding the spirit of volunteerism within the country. 2019 also marked Dubai Cares’ full alignment with Article 9 of the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports and the Emirates Red Crescent Authority Sign New Agreement to Cooperate in Charitable and Humanitarian Initiatives

    2 February 2020 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports announces the signing of a cooperation agreement with The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) to enhance its role in community, charitable and humanitarian initiatives. The new agreement also defines frameworks of cooperation humanitarian services and fundraising and supports relevant government strategies at a local and international level. The signing took place at an official ceremony held at the new Midfield Terminal Building in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of ERC, and Mr. Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, and several officials, leaders and employees from ERC. Under the agreement, Abu Dhabi Airports will explore initiatives to support local ......read more

    Dubai Customs Honors Sponsors and Participants in 3rd UAE Customs Week 2020

    Dubai – 02 Feb 2020: Dubai Customs concluded its eventful 3rd UAE Customs Week 2020 with a closing ceremony, organized mainly to award and thank sponsors and active participants in the Week’s events. The ceremony was attended by representatives of sponsors and partners along with executive directors and heads of customs departments and centers.  More than 30 activities were organized by Dubai Customs’ departments in the 3rd UAE Customs Week. They included exhibitions and workshops which targeted different stakeholders including partners and clients.  In the event, the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih delivered a speech and thanked all participants for making the activities a success.  The activities, organized for the 3rd UAE Customs Week 2020 under the theme “Dubai ......read more

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    DP World, UAE Region and Dubai South Signs Strategic MoU to Cooperate in a Seamless Flow of Goods between JAFZA and Dubai South

    MoU in line with proactive efforts to boost Dubai’s leadership position as global trade hub & enhance support to Expo 2020 February 1, 2020: In a bid to further contribute to enhancing trade flow in Dubai’s leading free zones, DP World, UAE Region and Dubai South signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable its flagship Free Zone, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai South to facilitate the seamless entry and exit of goods between them and enhance services to their customers. The agreement was signed between H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy Holds Discussion with US Assistant Secretary of Commerce

    Cooperation in the fields of technology, innovation and investment discussed Al Saleh: Trade and investment relations between the UAE and the USA experiencing continuous growth Ian Steff: UAE’s business climate encourages American business community to expand its activity in the regiom Abu Dhabi, 30 January 2020: H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade Affairs, held a meeting recently with Ian Steff, Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service and his ......read more

    Director General of Dubai Customs Tours Hatta Border Crossing

    3.6m passengers, 607,600 vehicles crossed border in 2019   Dubai – 1st Feb 2020:   Figures released by Dubai Customs showed the Hatta Border Crossing dealt with 3.6 million passengers, and 607,600 vehicles (111,300 trucks, 493,500 small cars and 2,800 coaches and buses) in 2019.   During his evening tour to the Hatta Border Crossing, Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients contributed significantly in facilitating traffic and speeding up the declaration ......read more

    MoHAP To Launch The Largest National Program To Integrate Mental Health Into Primary Health Care Centers

    Dubai, 30 January 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently announced its intention to launch the biggest national program for integrating mental health in all the UAE’s primary health care centers. The announcement came during MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. The new program is featuring the provision of community mental health services to reduce the hazards of relapse, enhance social, psychological and occupational empowerment of the psychiatric patient, and to deal ......read more

    Dubai Cares joins the Government of Pakistan's efforts to combat intestinal worms among school-aged children

    • Program targets 16.8 million school-age children in 5 provinces and territories • Dubai Cares fulfills its commitment as part of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Dubai, UAE, 30 January 2020:   On the occasion of the first World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day, Dubai Cares has partnered with Evidence Action to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts in combating intestinal worms among school-aged children. Under this partnership, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has launched a three-year ......read more

    Dubai Customs Signs MoU With Rochester Institute Of Technology To Develop Employees' Skills

    Dubai – 30 Jan 2020: Within its efforts to enhance ties of cooperation between government sector and private educational institutions in order to develop the employees’ skills, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with Rochester Institute of Technology. The private university in Dubai, under the MoU, will provide Dubai Customs with researches and studies around customs field, along with academic programs and access to libraries and labs for Dubai Customs employees.   The MoU supports scientific research on customs field and exchange of knowledge ......read more

    MoHAP Showcases “MagVita TMS Therapy”, Safe Alternative Treatment to Antidepressants through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Dubai, 30 January 2020: As part of its participation in the Arab Health 2020, Dubai, January 27 – 30, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, is showcasing one of the most recent effective and safe alternative to severe antidepressants, based on the technique of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation after having been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The MagVita TMS Therapy is a non-surgical innovative technology and it’s based on a series of magnetic impulses to the brain. Avoiding the side effects of antidepressants, no need for anesthesia ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches National Platform for Radiology and Pathology

    • The platform to serve as highly reliable medical reference • The platform to collect mass data to analyze radiographs, MRI, ultrasound and axial stratification   Dubai, January 29, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched, in cooperation with the National Program for Artificial Intelligence, a National Platform for Radiology and Pathology during the Arab Health 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre.  The platform is set to collect mass data that would help analyze radiographs, MRI, ultrasound and axial stratification of all ......read more

    Ministry of Health, German delegation discuss strengthening collaboration in the health sector

    Dubai, January 29, 2020: H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Adviser to the Minister of the MOHAPć met  Holger Mahnicke, Consul General of Germany in Dubai, and met Katrin Schütz, German State Secretary for the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Housing, on the sidelines of the 45th Arab Health taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to 30. Al Darmaki and the German officials discussed ways of advancing joint cooperation in various areas related to innovation, smart services and modern technologies in the health and pharmaceutical sectors. The meeting was attended, HE Dr. Amin ......read more

    Ministry of Health cooperates with Elsevier to implement medical examination linkage system

    Dubai, January 29, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today discussed strengthening cooperation with Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, to implement a standardized system for linking medical examinations. Once implemented, the linkage system will facilitate obtaining original and sound medical examinations and circulate results to all public and private hospitals affiliated with the Ministry.  The system will also promote healthcare services and facilitate readying medical information for patients as all ......read more

    Ministry of Health discusses with British delegation ways of strengthening cooperation in the health sector

    Dubai, January 28, 2020: H.E. Dr. Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Hospitals Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, today discussed with the Public Health England (PHE), ways of boosting cooperation relations in the health sector. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Arab Health 2020 being held at Dubai World Trade Centre. The delegation was led by Shadi Abu-Hayyeh, Senior Business Development Manager, and Ben Mogough, Program Manager. Dr. Kalthoom Al Balushi, Director of the Ministry's Hospitals Sector, was present at the ......read more

    Ministry Of Health Launches UAE's First Online System Of Its Kind To Collect Data About Obesity And Overweight Among School Students

    Dubai, January 29, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched “Mutabah” system, the UAE’s first online system of its kind to collect data on obesity and overweight among school students. The programme was launched during the Arab Health 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to 30. It is in line with the ministry’s strategy aiming to provide comprehensive and integrated healthcare services using innovative and sustainable technologies that guarantee protection against diseases. The “Mutabah” system ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches Cross Border e-Commerce platform

    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: The project will transform Dubai to a world class e-commerce hub   Dubai – 29 Jan 2020:   Dubai Customs officially launched its Cross Border e-Commerce platform as part of its organized activities in the 3rd UAE Customs Week 2020.  The new blockchain based project is the first of its kind in the region and it aims to help the emirate become a global hub for e-commerce and encourage e-commerce companies set their businesses in Dubai. The project, which was piloted in September 2019, comprises two phases. The first one was the ......read more

    MoHAP Showcases Latest Updates of its Smart Healthcare Center “PaCE” at Arab Health 2020

    Dubai, 29 January 2020: As part of its participation in the Arab Health 2020, Dubai, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, showcased the latest updates of its innovative project ‘PaCE’ (Performance and Clinical Excellence), which was established in accordance with the artificial intelligence technologies, massive data analysis, and predictive modeling. Visitors to the Arab Health, exhibitors, and those interested can watch live reports on the award-winning center after obtaining more than 10 global awards, the last of which was the Gold Award at the World Hospital ......read more

    Staggering 2,109 tonnes of used clothes worth of AED 9.6 million donated through Clothing Bank initiative in 2019

    Dubai, 29 January 2020: The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 2,109 tonnes of used clothes, worth of AED 9.6 million, were donated as part of the Clothing Bank initiative in 2019. IACAD aims to allocate all proceeds to support various charitable and humanitarian projects within and outside of the UAE.    Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charity Sector at IACAD, said: “I am delighted to say that citizens and residents donated used clothes to support the initiative in 2019, which is testament to the ......read more

    Climate action could avoid loss of $26 trillion by 2030 globally

    • $2.5 trillion is the estimated financing gap in ensuring a successful SDG roll out in developing countries including the Gulf countries • Goals won’t be met in the GCC unless governments and private enterprise coordinate and accelerate their efforts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 29, 2020: Countries in the GCC must accelerate their efforts if they are to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to Oliver Wyman’s latest report.    Titled ‘A Decade of Action: Delivering Sustainable Development ......read more

    IES 2020 Achieves Stunning Record Numbers with More Than 25,000 Visitors

    Sharjah, January 28, 2020: The IES 2020 concluded on January 24, has achieved outstanding record numbers in the largest edition ever since its launch. In this respect, the Expo Centre Sharjah announced that the 16th edition visitors surpassed 25,000, a growth of 8% compared to the previous edition which was visited by 23,000. Additionally, more than 8300 students from 201 schools visited the show over the course of three days.  This year’s edition was the largest in terms of the numbers of exhibitors which reached 132 educational and academic institutions from 20 countries ......read more

    Ministry of Health increases the number organ transplant centres in the UAE to six with the opening of new centre in Sharjah

    • UAE, Saudi Arabia the only two countries in the region that provide organ transplant services.  • Organ transplant centre to stimulate medical tourism in the UAE • Opening Organ transplant centres further encourage scientific research in the country   Dubai, January 28,2020: H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), stressed that the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the only two countries in the region that provide organ transplant services.    Thanks to their constant coordination and cooperation, both ......read more

    Dubai Customs and University of Dubai mark graduation of 1st batch of Supply Chain and Customs program

    Dubai – 28 Jan 2020: Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of the first batch of its Supply Chain and Customs program, the first of its kind academic degree at local and regional Customs level. The program has been implemented in cooperation with University of Dubai.  The Supply Chain and Customs program was designed to meet the wider requirements of Customs and logistics business and equip enrolled employees with the academic knowledge and specialized skills and capabilities, which will enable them to add value to the Customs job.  The diploma program included 159 ......read more

    Dubai Customs thwarts smuggling of 73 kg of crystal meth concealed in vehicle parts shipment

    Dubai – 28 January 2020:   A team from Jebel Ali Customs Center in cooperation with the Customs Intelligence Department thwarted an attempt to smuggle 73 kg of crystal meth coming from a neighbouring country.    The drugs were concealed inside vehicle spare parts, and although they were hidden very skilfully but the inspectors’ alertness, vigilance and experience helped them uncover the illegal shipment. The smugglers thought they could trick inspection officers of Dubai Customs and evade the smart and sophisticated detection systems and ......read more

    UAE ranks first in the Arab world and 21st globally on Global Labour Resilience Index 2020

    Latest report launched during special session on the sidelines of Davos 2020 Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2020: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked first in the Arab world and 21st globally on the Global Labour Resilience Index 2020, which was issued in Davos, Switzerland during a special session held on the sidelines of the 50th summit meeting of the World Economic Forum in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and officials and economic leaders from more than 30 countries. Following the release of the report, the UAE has officially climbed 12 ......read more

    Minister of Economy: World Logistics Passport symbolizes UAE's aspirations to support international trade & economic cooperation

    Ministers, officials & top-level executives from 20 countries welcome and join the initiative Davos, 26 January 2020: A review of the World Logistics Passport initiative, which was recently launched by the UAE, took place on the sidelines of the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During the session, H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, confirmed that the World Logistics Passport Initiative, launched by the Dubai government during the World Economic Forum 2020, is a distinct example of the pioneering approach adopted by the UAE for the ......read more

    MoHAP Showcases bundle of future, innovative and artificial intelligence-base healthcare services and solutions at Arab Health 2020

    Dubai, January 26, 2020: Under the theme “UAE Health…A Shared Responsibility”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is taking part in the Arab Health 2020, running from 27 to 30 January. The ministry will showcase innovative projects based on next-generation technologies including; the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Blockchain.  It will also focus on preventive healthcare and round-the-clock smart services with no human intervention. This will be the widest participation ever for the ministry in this ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Launches 5th Cycle of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

    • Competition seeks submissions from startups offering solutions related to the Expo 2020 Dubai subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability   • Startups should submit entries by February 26th through the Dubai Startup Hub website   Dubai, UAE – Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched the fifth cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which is open to startups offering solutions related to the Expo 2020 Dubai subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.   A launch ceremony, ......read more

    Memories Events successfully held first of its kind and innovative graduation ceremony for Dubai Police Academy

    Advanced technologies played a key role in the Dubai Police Academy Graduation, befitting Dubai’s status as a global hub for innovation and creativity. January 23, 2020 – Memories Events, an events management company which has obtained 15 certificates from Guinness World Records, has successfully organized another innovative event during the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadet’s graduation ceremony. The Dubai Police Academy partnered with Memories Events in hosting a one-of-a-kind graduation ceremony at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai, which attracted more ......read more

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