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    Businesses Could Face Penalities for Missing Health Insurance Renewal Deadline, Guardian Wealth Management Warns

    One-year anniversary of introduction of mandatory health insurance looms for Dubai companies GWM’s Corporate Solutions team highlight five considerations when taking out policies to avoid incurring fines or visa restrictions 22nd May 2017, Dubai: Dubai businesses could face penalties for failing to comply with the looming renewal deadline on mandatory health insurance, the financial planning firm Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) has warned. Almost one year has passed since the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory on June 30th 2016 for business-owners to introduce health insurance for their employees. With the deadline to renew fast approaching for many businesses, GWM’s Corporate Solutions team says effective planning should be put in place to avoid gaps in cover and the risk of fines or worse, visa and ......read more

    Emirates Foundation launches Volunteering Mobile App

    Encouraging Emirati youth to give back during the holy month of Ramadan Takatof, the nation’s leading youth volunteer network launches the largest volunteering campaign during the holy month of Ramadan, providing compelling opportunities for youth to volunteer for self- and community development. ABU DHABI, 22 May 2017:  Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organi-zation set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of youth across the UAE, announced the launch of its ‘Volunteering Mobile App’ as part of its 10th annual Ramadan Campaign led by Takatof volunteering initiative.  The ‘Volunteering Mobile App’ will aim to make volunteering easy and accessible thereby allowing Emirati Youth the opportunity to engage ......read more

    Dubai Police Partners with 360VUZ to Make the Dream of 5 Children Come True

    -    An exceptional experience with a viral 360 Virtual Reality Video showcasing some of the top destinations of Dubai -    Dubai Police supercars participated included a Ferrari, Bentley, BMW i8, and AMG  Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017: Dubai police partnered with 360VUZ, the leading Virtual Reality company and app in the middle East, to make a dream of 5 children from different nationalities come true by offering them an exceptional experience taking a tour in Dubai riding their supercars. Dubai police in partnership with 360VUZ team selected the students from Dubai schools whom dream was to be police men and ride their famous supercars. The teams contacted their parents and surprised these 5 students with a tour of the top destinations in Dubai riding in the Dubai Police supercars such as ......read more

    Dubai Customs showcases latest projects to DM delegation

    Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  In exchange of expertise and to enhance cooperation between Dubai government department, Dubai Customs received a delegation from Dubai Municipality.  The visitors were received by Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Ahmed Al Yaqoubi, Projects Delivery Director, and a number of heads of departments at the Customs Development Division. The delegation was headed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Assistant Director General for Corporate Support Sector.   Juma Al Ghaith reaffirmed the significance of mutual cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience between Dubai government departments. He added that Dubai Customs follows the latest international standards in developing its projects following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

    Bodour Al Qasimi Named Chair of WEF's MENA Regional Business Council

    Announcement made at World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan Dubai, May 21, 2017    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Regional Business Council (RBC) for the Middle East and North Africa.  Sheikha Bodour’s appointment was announced by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, in the presence of a number of government officials and senior business leaders at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, which took place May 19-21 at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Comprising influential business leaders from across the Arab World, the RBC enhances cooperation between the public and private ......read more

    Emirates Post Group awards Imdaad AED6 million FM contract

    Dubai-based company to provide integrated FM services for branches of Emirates Post Group throughout the UAE Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company, based in Dubai, has signed a AED6 million deal with Emirates Post Group (EPG). The one-year contract, with the option to extend by another two years, will see Imdaad deliver specialized integrated FM services in EPG’s branches throughout the UAE. This includes: maintenance of buildings and facilities, encompassing civil works, electrical and HVAC and mechanical operations. Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of Imdaad, said: “This partnership illustrates our proven capabilities to roll out quality-driven integrated FM solutions, designed to optimize the reliability of all building services, across ......read more

    Ramadan Labour Community Donation with Swimwear to Works by COEGA Sunwear & Dubai Mums Helping Hands

    Swimwear to Workers this Ramadan Celebrating the Spirit of the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:  Home-grown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear joined volunteers from across Dubai to distribute swimwear and other goods to workers in the labour communities in the run up to the Holy Month of Ramadan. The donation drive, an initiative by relief organization Dubai Mums Helping Hands and SmartLife, part of SmartDistribution, sees people and businesses come together to provide aid to labourers living and working in the city. COÉGA Sunwear delivered more than 1,500 swimsuits and pool shoes to the workers as part of its 'Drop Your Shorts' campaign now in its 6th consecutive year. The campaign, held in association with retail store Adventure HQ, aims to provide the UAE labour communities with proper swimwear so they ......read more

    Dubai Customs honors winners of IPR Awards at CIFF 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2017:  “Piracy Full Stop” won the best international movie in the latest version of the Children's International Film Festival (CIFF) 2017 which concluded recently at the Higher Technology College in the academic city.  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, awarded the winners in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs. Winchester School’s “Ctrl +c NOT v” and Pristine School’s “One for all” won the best local movies award. American School of Creative Science in Sharjah received the best animation award for its “FAKE” animation movie, and Emirates university came second with their MYAR animation.  Commenting at the award ceremony Ahmed Mahboob said:” We congratulate Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Customs: The Newest EXPO 2020 Official Sponsor

    Dubai – 20 May 2017: Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding with EXPO 2020 office that aims at developing means of cooperation between the two sides. As per the agreement Dubai Customs has become the newest official sponsor of Dubai EXPO 2020 and will participate in promoting the exhibition’s brands in different publications and media channels.  Commenting on this agreement Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department pointed out that Dubai Customs’ preparations for EXPO 2020 are gaining momentum, and are crowned with the signing of this important agreement. “We are happy that Dubai Customs has become the latest official sponsor for this world event. We will part of the marketing campaign run by EXPO office and will spread knowledge about different brands taking ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Appoints Chief Happiness & Positivity Officer

    Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group Mr. Abdullah Alashram has issued a decree appointing Mr. Yousuf Alkhaja as Chief Happiness and Positivity Officer, in addition to his current position as Acting Executive Director of Network Operations. In his new role, Mr. Alkhaja will seek to spread the awareness and knowledge of happiness and positivity as a way of life across the organisation, in line with the vision, mission and goals of the National Happiness and Positivity Program, which aims to make happiness and positivity a core value, a government commitment and a spirit uniting the UAE community, in order to realize the goals that every human seeks: happiness for himself, family & community. Mr. Alkhaja will seek to build bridges of cooperation and teamwork with the various sectors and departments of EPG, through diverse ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Holds First ‘Change Retreat' in Ras Al Khaimah

    The Emirates Post Group held a ‘Change Retreat’ on Coral Island in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss strategic plans and future challenges. The retreat was inaugurated in the presence of the Group’s Acting CEO Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, the executive managers, other managers, and customer service employees. Abdullah Al Ashram said that previously, the Emirates Post Group had focused on a strategy to develop postal and digital services, and that it had set clear strategic objectives to achieve these goals by 2021. He added that staff from different sectors participated in the Change Retreat to establish an integrated system that takes into consideration the outlook for the future, that adopts innovation as a work methodology, and that promotes positivity and happiness. These objectives emerged from the strategic plan, ......read more

    Emirates Post Upgrades Public P.O. Box Service to Handle E-Commerce Deliveries at All Post Offices

      Public P.O. Box is meant for those who don’t have their own P.O. Box DUBAI, May 17, 2017: Emirates Post has upgraded its Public P.O. Box service, which allows residents and visitors to have a common P.O. Box address for receiving mail through any of the post-offices in the UAE. The move to encourage people to use the Public P.O. Box service stems from Emirates Post’s strategy to take a larger share of e-commerce deliveries, as e-commerce is projected to boom in the years to come. Each post office in the UAE has a unique Public P.O. Box number, which can be obtained from the post office or by visiting Emirates Post Group website and clicking on the link https://www.epg.gov.ae/portal/_en/locations.xhtml. There is no registration required. People can give this P.O. Box number, along with their mobile number, ......read more

    DLD Triumphs at Ideas Arabia Competition 2017 with Double Win

    - The department scoops first place in ‘Happy Customers’ and ‘Technologies’ categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17th May 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has won two prestigious titles at the Ideas Arabia Competition 2017, which was launched by the Dubai Quality Group in 2006 to celebrate ground-breaking innovations that have been implemented by institutions over the past year and achieved qualitative results. DLD won first place in the ‘Happy Customers’ and ‘Technology’ categories for its ‘Real Estate Services Trust’ and ‘Rental Disputes Center’ initiatives respectively.  His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department, commented: "DLD’s participation in this competition is aligned with the vision of His ......read more

    Qatari customs delegation visits Jebel Ali Customs Center

    Trade with Qatar grow 92% between 2011 and 2016 Dubai, UAE, 17th May 2017:  DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Sultan bin Sulayem received a Qatari delegation at Jebel Ali customs centers during their visit to Dubai to learn more about Dubai Customs experience in developing and boosting customs work.  The delegation was headed by Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of senior officials in the Department.  Bin Sulayem pointed out that PCFC works towards a full integration between customs authorities in the GCC.  “We have deep-rooted brotherly relations with Qatar, and the leadership in the two countries encourages people and ......read more

    Dubai Customs receives delegation from Qatari General Authority of Customs

    Dubai, UAE, 16th May 2017:  Dubai Customs received a delegation from the Qatari General Authority of Customs. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs met with his Qatari counterpart Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority who was accompanied by a number of senior customs officials. The meeting was attended by Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of DC World, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department, Shuaib Al Suwaidi, Intelligence Department Director, Edris Behzad, Client Management Director, and Dr. Shaikha Al Ghafri, Acting Director of the Training Centre. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed the importance of the brotherly relations between Dubai Customs and the Qatari General Authority of Customs, and ......read more

    Aldo Solemates Red Crescent event - 17th May, 2017

    Aldosolemates charity event has been scheduled for Wednesday 17th of May.  Be gifter a free pair of shoes from ALDO by donating your shoes to the Red Crescent between 10am - 12pm and get 50% off on every purchase after 12pm. Event will be at Sahara Centre.

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    The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Assures that the Withdrawal of Sadia Chicken is the Sole Responsibility of the Union Cooperative Society in Dubai

      Dubai, UAE: May 14, 2017 – Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the ministry has coordinated with Dubai Municipality, as the regulatory body in Dubai, with regards to the withdrawal of Sadia chicken by the Union Cooperative Society. She confirmed that the withdrawal of the Sadia Chicken product by the Union Cooperative Society in Dubai is an internal procedure by the Cooperative Society, which solely bears the responsibility of withdrawing the product and the announcement that has been circulated across the media. Al Herbawi also called on community members not to be swayed by unreliable news or rumors about food safety and to refrain from raising unwarranted concerns without verifying their authenticity from reliable official ......read more

    Delegation of Emirates Post's 1st Postal Zone Visits Wahat Al Karama Martyrs' Memorial in Abu Dhabi

      A delegation from Emirates Post Group’s 1st Postal Zone recently visited the ‘Wahat Al Karama’ Memorial in Abu Dhabi, which has been constructed as a tribute to the sacrifices made by UAE people to position the country as an international symbol of tolerance, coexistence and hospitality, in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and his directive to ‘commemorate the names of those who sacrificed their lives in the performance of their national duty to keep the UAE flag flying high.’ Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Alashram, CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "The EPG visit was to recognize the sacrifices made by the people of the UAE in the line of duty in defense of their motherland. We salute the martyrs’ heroism which stands out ......read more

    Sharjah Leadership Program delegates visit headquarters of the UAE Space Agency

    With over USD 5.5 billion in investments, UAE is largest investor in the region’s space industry  UAE, May 13, 2017:  Delegates of the Sharjah Leadership Program; an initiative of the Sharjah Tatweer Forum, a part of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, recently visited the headquarters of the UAE Space Agency, the government entity responsible for the development of the country's space industry. The group was welcomed by His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General, UAE Space Agency. During their visit, delegates took part in a discussion covering key topics concerning the agency and the space industry, which included supportive services, the country’s space strategy and the future of the UAE space industry, policies, legislation and partnerships. ......read more

    Dubai Customs carries out 2.33m transactions in 1st Q 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 13th May 2017:  Dubai Customs carried out 2.329 customs transactions during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2.241 customs transactions in the same period in 2016. This reflects a healthy continuity of growth and a better performance of external non-oil trade sectors. The growth supports the diverse national economy and helps the UAE better advance towards a post-oil stage.  Dubai Customs carried out 9.1 million customs transactions in 2016 compared to 9 million transactions in 2015, and 8.6 million transactions in 2014.  Customs transactions include 19 major services delivered by Dubai Customs to its clients through 23 land, sea and air customs centres and entry points in the UAE. Commenting on this, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division said:” Dubai ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Denies Lifting Ban on Import of Vegetables, Fruits from Jordan

      Ban to continue until safety requirements are met, pesticide residues cleared Dubai-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has denied the information that the UAE lifted the ban on the imports of certain fruits and vegetables from Jordan that has been circulating among Jordanian media outlets, saying that no such decision has been taken. Last month, the Ministry announced a decision to ban imports of fruits and vegetables from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017, as those products have been found to contain pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits.  The countries impacted by the ban – Jordan, Egypt, Oman, Lebanon and Yemen – have been requested to provide certificates of analysis of pesticide residues for all other fruits and vegetables ......read more

    World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) Launches Three New Platforms to Encourage Youth and Society to Adapt to Sustainable Development

      The newly launched platforms include - Youth, Academia and Organisations & Civil Society Platform  Dubai, UAE, 10 May 2017: The World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in October 2016 and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),launched three new platforms – Youth, Academia and Organisations & Civil Society Platform. These platforms were launched in conjunction with a two day international workshop for Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME), created through an agreement between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the United States Department of Energy in Hyatt Regency, Dubai Creek. “Just seven months after the ......read more

    Dubai Land Department develops action plan to regulate lease registrations in freehold areas

      Dubai Investments Park awards certificates of appreciation to Rental Affairs Sector employees Dubai, 10th May 017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it will be developing an action plan through its Rental Affairs Sector to regulate lease registrations in Dubai’s Freehold and Free Zone areas. The step is being taken to facilitate services in all of these areas for customers from all categories. The Rental Affairs Sector is cooperating with a number of developers to coordinate the successful implementation of the new plan, which promises to provide ease of service to customers. The regulated action plan has the support of Dubai Investments Park (DIP) - the unique integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, where ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center Takes Part of IEEE Seminars on Future Technologies

    IEEE Seminars on Future Technologies was launched today (10th of May, 2017), organized by IEEE UAE section and Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC). The partnership aims to bring great interaction and exchange of knowledge and experience between the participants. The one-day event that took place in The Meydan Hotel from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM covered all recent trends of technological innovations.   Dr. Marwan Al Zarooni, Director of the Information Services Department of DESC, delivered a welcoming speech that stressed on the center’s main objectives, which is to protect all the government and semi-government department’s information, telecommunications network and information systems in the Emirate of Dubai, as well as enhancing, through information systems or any other electronic means, the efficiency of ......read more

    ESMA Authorizes Emirates Metrology Institute as National Metrology Institute

      His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad: Authorization is key step towards developing federal measurement infrastructure to serve industry sectors Abu Dhabi-UAE: 9 May, 2017 – In line with the directives of the visionary leadership of the UAE to enhance collaboration, coordination and integration among federal and local government entities, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today signed an agreement to authorize Emirates Metrology Institute as the national institute of measurement in the UAE. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of State and Chairman of ESMA, and His Excellency Khalifa Mohammed Faris Al Mazrouei, Chairman of QCC in the presence of His Excellency Abdulallah Abdelkader Moeini, ......read more

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    New Saudi report cites Dubai Courts as benchmark for further development of Kingdom's litigation procedures

    UAE, May 17, 2017- A newly released report from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has hailed Dubai Courts as a benchmark for the country's continuing efforts to further develop its litigation procedures. The report, which is entitled 'Provisions leading the litigants to a delay of the ruling,' was authored by His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Sulaiman Al Salman, Head Researcher of the Islamic Studies Department of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. The commendation is the result of his recent visit to Dubai Courts to learn the standards, ......read more

    DAFZA and IMA successfully hosts conference on emerging trends in Accounting, Technology and Leadership

    UAE, May 17, 2017 - DAFZA (Dubai Airport Freezone Authority) in collaboration with IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) successfully hosted a conference on emerging trends in accounting, technology, and leadership. The event, which was held at the DAFZA Business Centre, featured more than 10 regional and international experts that brought global and regional perspectives on topics such as digital finance transformation, Blockchain, Islamic and Social Finance, Cognitive Technologies, Corporate Governance, Leadership, and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). ......read more

    UAE to participate in 9th International Economic Summit in Kazan

    Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2017: The UAE will be participating in the 9th International Economic Summit in Kazan to be held in the Republic of Tatarstan from May 18 to 20, 2017 along with countries of the Russian Federation and Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The UAE delegation will be headed by H.E. Rashid bin Fahd, Minister of State, and will include H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, along with officials and representatives of various federal and local authorities. The Kazan summit is a leading ......read more

    Dubai Courts reports 92 per cent rise in 2016 Customer Happiness Index

    UAE, May 13, 2017- In yet another achievement, the Dubai Courts has reported a 92 per cent improvement in the level of happiness of its customers according to the ‘Fourth Generation of Government Excellence System’ recently released by the Dubai Government Excellence Program. The latest results are the outcome of the long-standing and painstaking efforts of the Dubai Courts to provide a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality initiatives. Such initiatives are aimed at quickening the process of smart transformation, paving the way to a more efficient case management system, better ......read more

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to Award Winner of Arab Hope Makers on May 18.

      Arab Hope Makers Award Ceremony to be Held at Dubai Studio City; Honours Arab World’s Most Inspirational People Dubai, UAE: 9 May, 2017 UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced that the winner of the Arab Hope Makers initiative will be honoured at a ceremony to be held on May 18 at the Sound Stage in Dubai Studio City. The Arab Hope Makers initiative aims to shed light on the inspirational stories of people who provide hope and spread it among communities throughout the Arab World; it seeks ......read more

    Expedition to scale live volcanic mountain in Tanzania to raise ‘epilepsy awareness'

    Team from UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are taking part in this initiative to help the cause of 65 million people suffering from this challenge around the globe, it is the 4th most common neurological condition Dubai, UAE, May 9th, 2017: Epilepsy warrior and adventure enthusiast, Medina Ilyassova, will lead a group of 12 people to Tanzania on a ‘Wild Lion Expedition’. In addition to many hikes, the group will be hiking to the summit of Oldonya Lengai “The Mountain of God” – a live volcano in Tanzania. It the only active volcano known to erupt carbonatite ......read more

    Dubai Courts receives newly introduced ‘Happiest Work Environment 2016' award at Dubai Government Excellence Program

    UAE, May 9, 2017- Dubai Courts’ successive achievements are a reflection of its steady commitment to excellence and keen determination to bring happiness to its customers and stakeholders. This has led to it winning the ‘Happiest Work Environment 2016’ award during the 20th Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) recently held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Winning the newly introduced category demonstrated Dubai Courts’ unwavering effort to establish a work ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Launches First Customer Happiness Centre

    Emirates Post Group has opened its first "Customer Happiness Center" in Al Bada’a off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, as part of community happiness initiatives in the UAE. Apart from postal and non-postal services, the centre will provide VIP services, a recreation area for the elderly and a fun corner for kids.  Commenting on the initiative,  Mr.  Abdullah Mohammed Alashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "The Post Office in Al Bada'a area of Dubai has been selected as the customer happiness center for the convenience of customers. This move is ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Honours Internal Excellence Award Recipients

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 May, 2017 – His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has announced the recipients of the second cycle of the Internal Excellence Award that honours employees for their meritorious achievements in different categories.    His Excellency Al Suwaidi distributed the honorary plaques and certificates of appreciation to the winners of each of the six categories during ADFD’s annual ceremony. During the event, several team-building exercises and entertainment activities were held to enhance relations ......read more

    Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization Signs MOU with Global Safety Science Firm UL

      Dubai, 7 May 2017: - The Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global safety science firm UL The agreement signifies cooperation in the areas of standardization, measurement, conformity evaluation, testing, management systems and other relevant fields, and is aimed towards enhancing product quality, leading to bolstering the economic ties between Jordan, the UAE - UL’s Middle East base and the US where the firm has its Headquarters. The MOU was signed by Dr Haydar AlZaben, the Director General of JSMO and ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Hosts Series of Workshops for Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Participants

    07/05/2017 - Workshops covered the basics of building a business, effective sales strategies, and useful tips for investor pitches -Al Zaabi: Dubai Smartpreneur Competition has received a plethora of innovative ideas that support the UAE's strategic vision and Dubai’s transformation to a global smart city Dubai, UAE:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised and hosted a series of workshops for the top 50 participants who qualified for the next round of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition. The workshops provided participants with the knowledge and ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Provides RTA Services Through Post Offices

    Dubai, May 7, 2017: As part of a strategic partnership with Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Emirates Post Group is providing various RTA services to customers through all post offices in the country, including purchasing parking cards, payment of RTA traffic fines through a direct electronic link, and sale of Nol cards (only in Dubai post offices) which enable commuters to use multi-modal transport of RTA. Emirates Post Group also offers Dubai parking cards at all outlets in denominations of AED 30, AED 50 and AED 100. Acting Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Post Group, Mr. ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Undersecretary visits Shees Health Center in Sharjah

    UAE, May 4, 2017- Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), was accompanied by Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector at MOHAP, on a recent visit to Shees Health Centre in Khorfakan, Sharjah. The visit aimed to determine the level of health services provided to the community and discuss their needs, in adherence with the ministry’s strategy to provide excellent health services while improving work systems and developing its facilities according to the best international standards. Al Olama was ......read more

    Emirates Post Begins Project of Giving New Look to All Post Offices Under ‘We Deliver Happiness' Theme

    The entire project will be completed in 2018, to cover all 118 post offices Dubai, May 3, 2017: Emirates Post has started work on a project that is focused on giving its post-offices a more attractive and uniform look, in order to make them customer-friendly under the theme ‘We Deliver Happiness’.  Already, as part of the project, 16 post offices have been given the new look, and the rest will be refurbished in three phases. According to the plan, the project will see the entire network of 118 post offices sporting the new look by the end of 2018. The highlight of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Organizes Lecture on Principles of Innovation

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) organized a lecture on the principles of innovation. The lecture, hosted in cooperation with the Tafkeer-IVI-Institute of Vocation Innovation, reinforces ADFD’s sustained efforts to foster a culture of innovation among its employees, improve job performance and meet the standards of excellence. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), said: “ADFD's interest in innovation stems from its keenness to implement the vision of the President His ......read more

    An Alliance of Virtue Peace Route Start Off in Abu Dhabi

    The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies receives the first American Caravan for Peace. Abu Dhabi has once more continued it’s assiduous efforts in building new models and mechanisms for promoting peace, as the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel welcomed yesterday, on May 2nd, a first of its kind visit by an American peace caravan consisting of clergy men from all Abrahamic religions. The visit was hosted by the President of Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah. The caravan included over 30 prominent Muslim, Christian, and American Jewish ......read more

    Yemini Sustainable Development Foundation Wins First Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support 2017

      Jawaher Al Qasimi: These efforts are a much-needed reminder that the world is still fundamentally a good place with good people. •    In recognition of humanitarian efforts to save lives and restore dignity  •    Foundation cleared mines, provided water, food and education Sharjah, 2 May 2017 The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) in Yemen has won the first Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support.  The award’s organising committee declared the winners the Best Humanitarian Foundation in ......read more

    Ministry of Economy's Commercial Attaché office in Washington releases report featuring emerging companies in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi, May 2, 2017: The Ministry of Economy's Commercial Attaché office in Washington, USA, has announced the release of a detailed report covering the growth of emerging companies in the UAE. The report, which was developed with the cooperation of the US - UAE Business Council, throws the spotlight on the opportunities, successes and attractions currently being offered in the UAE market--which includes attractive incentives, facilities and the most strategic places to invest in business. Also, featured in the report are success stories of companies established in the UAE that have ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed Introduces Dubai Font to the World and directs Dubai Government Entities to Adopt it in their correspondence

    Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through Microsoft Office 365 Dubai Font, designed for 23 languages, enables everyone to express and communicate Latin typeface is a bouquet of fonts which includes multiple languages   Government of ......read more

    DIFC Investments LLC Chairman Essa Kazim Outlines Robust Performance for 2016

    •    DIFCI reports growth in gross operational profit of 4% •    2016 results contribute to successful growth of DIFC where: -    occupancy rate is 98%  -    key construction projects such as Gate Avenue at DIFC and The Exchange will further enhance DIFC property portfolio Dubai-UAE: 01 May 2017 – His Excellency Essa Kazim, the Chairman of DIFC Investments LLC (DIFCI) and Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, ......read more

    UAE Students Take Part in “Capture the Flag” Competition

    Students in the UAE had the opportunity to participate in a cybersecurity competition, entitled “Capture The Flag!”. The competition aimed to uncover young cybersecurity talents in the UAE, and took place at the OPCDE_ conference on the 27th of April, 2017 in the Emirates Towers. The event was co-organised by Comae Technologies and CyberTalents with the support of the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) as a strategic partner. The competition supports the cyber security educational programs of academic institutions, to create career opportunities and reinforce innovative ......read more

    ICC-UAE, ICC Secretary General Discuss Future Cooperation

    -    Meeting focused on organisations’ roles in facilitating global trade and economic development -    ICC and Dubai Chamber to host ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission Meeting in Dubai May 17-18th   30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-UAE) recently hosted John Danilovich, Secretary General of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s head office for a meeting to discuss key areas of mutual cooperation. During ......read more

    ZonesCorp Launches the "Excellence Forum"

    New initiative aims to host winners of the Abu Dhabi Excellence Award for those who received the Executive Council President Award in Government Performance  Abu Dhabi, UAE- 30th  April 2017: ZonesCorp has launched the Excellence Forum, an initiative in coordination with the Office of the Abu Dhabi Award program for Excellence in Government Performance. The initiative will see ZonesCorp host the winners of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance and share their professional experiences first hand with fellow government employees. HE Saeed Eisa ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Unveils Accomplishments for 2016

    •    AMAF Offers Financial Support to 33 Organizations in 2016 •    Satisfaction Levels Reach 95% •    Number of Waqf Units Increases to 1,872 Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it offered financial support to 33 local and international institutions and organizations during 2016. Furthermore, the Foundation expanded the number of endowment units it manages to 1,872 and executed endowment projects worth AED65.7 million, enhancing the status of Dubai and the UAE in the ......read more

    DAFZA signs strategic MoU with Arab Federation of e-Commerce

    UAE, April 29, 2017– The Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) has revealed its participation as a key sponsor at the 2017 Seamless Middle East Summit, which will run from May 1 to May 2, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC). The event is a global platform that brings together the giants of e-commerce, e-payment and retail leaders. More than 10,000 officials, experts and 350 companies from 100 countries will participate in the event. The agenda of the event will include a series of seminars and round tables that will be conducted by DAFZA to ......read more

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