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    Dubai Customs honors female winners of Al Thuraya Award in its 1st edition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates  – 22 April 2019:  Dubai Customs celebrated its leading customs female employees in Al Thuraya Award ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said women are an integral part of any progress and development in society.  “Empowerment of women has been one of the main strategies in the UAE since the time of the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, May Allah bless his soul.  The event took place in the presence of Raja Al Gurg, president of Dubai Business Women Council and a leading businesswoman in her right, alongside a host of senior executives, heads of departments, female community leaders and members of ladies committees in government entities.    Musabih thanked all who contributed to and supported the ......read more

    Jebel Ali Center performs 766,000 customs transactions in Q1 2019

    Dubai – Sunday 21 April 2019:  Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management carried out around 766,000 customs transactions and made 30 seizures during the 1st quarter of 2019.  The strategic customs management, which performs all customs operations of Jebel Ali Port; the largest marine terminal in the Middle East and the flagship facility of DP World’s portfolio of over 65 marine terminals across six continents, showcased its latest achievements to the Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih during his evening visit to the center. During the visit Musabih met with Yousef Al Hashimi, Director of Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management and the management’s employees. “It’s no surprise Jebel Ali Customs Center has achieved remarkably in the first quarter, thanks to their highly trained staff and ......read more

    As part of Volunteer Emirates Dubai Cares gives a makeover to Sharjah's National Charity Schools for Girls

    150 volunteers participate in the 2nd edition to enhance the learning environment for 1,500 students  Dubai, United Arb Emirates – April 20, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted today the second edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of the National Charity Schools Girls (NCS) in Nasiriyah, Sharjah. This edition witnessed an impressive participation of 150 volunteers who helped in the refurbishment of the school to enhance the learning environment for 1,500 students.   As part of this initiative, volunteers brought practical necessities to the school, including assembling 750 students’ desks and chairs, installing laser printers, and data shows. In addition to installing essential education equipment, they also stocked the ......read more

    Trakhees receives 5 ISO certificates

    Dubai – Saturday 20 April 2019:  Trakhees, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai made a remarkable achievement by being certified to five ISO standards in complaints handling, quality management, IT management, environment management and HS management.  Adnan Al Abbar, CEO of Trakhees, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai expressed his happiness for this achievement and confirmed Trakhees incessant efforts within its 2019-2021 plan to give more focus to clients and build more interactive channels of communication with them.  “We are happy with this achievement which reflects the vision and efforts of Trakhees in complying to the highest quality standards. This makes us among the first entities to obtain the ISO ......read more

    Dubai Cares invites UAE community to empower children and young people with education through its Adopt a School initiative

    The initiative benefits primary and secondary schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and Senegal UAE-based individuals and organizations can also travel for a one-week volunteering mission  18 schools were adopted in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the 2019 edition of its “Adopt a School” initiative. The fundraising initiative invites UAE-based individuals and organizations to adopt one or more schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and/or Senegal.    Donors will also have the opportunity to travel alongside colleagues, friends and family on a week-long volunteering mission to immerse themselves in the local community that will host the new school, thus allowing them to ......read more

    The World Free Zones Organization, in association with El Consorci de la Zona Franca, announces the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 20

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April 2019:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) in cooperation with El Consorci de la Zona Franca (CZFB), has announced the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2019 (AICE) taking place in Barcelona, Spain between 26 and 28 June 2019.  The announcement came during a press conference in the Spanish city of Barcelona which highlighted the important role that free zones play in supporting global supply and value chains. The event also highlighted the direct contribution free zones have in strengthening trade movement and growth of economic activities around the world.  Under the overarching theme of Free Zone 4.0 meets Economy 4.0, the fifth AICE will address solutions to combatting illicit trade in free zones and will present ......read more

    A Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations a Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations

    2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will demonstrate cultural diversity and spread Islamic messages of unity and tolerance to the world Four-day festival will provide platform for Islamic nations to strengthen collaboration and form new partnerships  Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2019:   The 2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, will be a four-day celebration of Islam and a platform for Muslim countries from around the world to strengthen collaboration and form new, lasting bonds, say event organisers, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).   During the official ......read more

    Dubai Customs and Dubai Police discuss further security cooperation

    Dubai, UAE 16th April 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received a delegation from Dubai Police headed by Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. The meeting covered different issues of cooperation in security, and paved the way to a future agreement on different aspects in fulfilment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.  Bin Sulayem took the visitors on a tour where they saw different facilities at Dubai Customs. They viewed the customs operation room, the first of its kind in the region, that controls 500 surveillance cameras in 25 customs entry points in Dubai.   The delegates also visited the Customs Declarations ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces emergency support to Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai at World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

    AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) funding to Education Cannot Wait will help restore education for children affected by the cyclone and flooding Dubai Cares’ delegation also attends UNICEF's "Generation Unlimited" Global Board Meeting  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, joined government officials, representatives from private sector, UN aid agencies, civil society and philanthropic organizations, international philanthropists and academia for a series of high-level meetings during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. The gathering, which runs from 8 to 14 April 2019, highlights and debates issues of global concern, including the world economic ......read more

    Emirates Post Recognized for Outstanding Customer Services by Universal Postal Union for the 3rd time

    Emirates Post takes home Customer Care Award  UAE becomes the only Arab Country to win the award three times Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:   Post, the UAE’s leading postal services provider, won its third International Express Mail Services accolade for outstanding Customer Services, making the UAE the only Arab country to win the award three times. Granted by the EMS unit of Universal Postal Union (UPU), the award reaffirms the organization’s position as leading postal, express delivery and courier firm that is able to meet ever-changing customer demands.    Commenting on the award, HE Abdulla Mohammad Alashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “Our postal service is designed with customers in mind as we know that individuals and organizations need a reliable partner ......read more

    UAE's First Digital Government presents Ajman's Digital Transformation Journey at WSIS 2019, Geneva

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 13, 2019:  The Ajman Digital Government participates in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The event that is running from the 8th to 12th of April is witnessing an international participation from countries, their ministries and organizations that have taken a crucial decision in their governance of ensuring technology and information is always the core of their policies.   Ajman Digital Government is part of the UAE delegation representing the country’s achievements in the arenas of IT and Information. The delegation headed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA includes representatives from the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, the Zayed Higher Organization for People of ......read more

    Record results and renowned awards for Dubai Customs in 1st quarter 2019

    Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih applauded the great acheivements of Dubai Customs in Q1 2019, which came in fulfilment of the emirate’s overall vision in general and the 50-Year Charter and the Eight Principles of Governance in particular. The organization has scored best on the “Leadership in Government Services Index”.  “Improving government services is key for the Dubai Government vision, as part of its strategy to implement the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which seeks to achieve the highest levels in government services.” Says Musabih “Intensive preparations are taking place for the upcoming EXPO 2020, and we have done our bit with the launch of the Smart ......read more

    New libraries opened across Terminals 1 and 3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport

    10 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports, with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has opened a series of new ‘AUH Libraries’ at Abu Dhabi International Airport, following the UAE’s Month of Reading in March 2019.  Located across Terminals 1 and 3, passengers are welcome to visit the Main Library near gates 14-18 in the T1-Transit area, as well as three ‘mini libraries’ along the airside corridor between T1 and T3 and an additional three mini libraries at the departure pier in T3 (Gates 33-35). The Main Library accommodates up to ten people at a time, while the smaller units can host six.  During 2016’s Year of Reading, Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its inaugural airport library, which was the first amongst the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Hosts Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    Under the theme "One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance" Islamic nations come together to highlight their cultures and traditions during four-day festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) The Festival will spread Islamic messages of unity, tolerance and multiculturalism to the world Abu Dhabi, 10 April 2019:   The City of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of Tolerance and Multiculturalism, will host the second edition of the Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from April 24-27, 2019, with the participation of a group of Islamic countries under the theme: “One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance.”    The festival aims to emphasize the message and ......read more

    Dubai Business Women Council reports 10% growth in membership database during Q1 2019

    DBWC organises 13 different events aimed at enhancing members’ expertise in Q1. More than 308 businesswomen took part in Q1 events, discussing advanced vision of Dubai businesswomen Al Gurg: DBWC strategic plans were upgraded, focusing more on quality trainings DBWC launches 2nd Mentorship Programme 2019 to develop and foster members’ skills in cooperation with renewed experts. Leading international companies to take part in 2nd Mentorship Programme, including "Google”, "Facebook”, "Canon Middle East" and "BWC". DBWC holds workshops to discuss key topics including but not limited to negotiation skills, e-marketing strategies and financial planning. Dubai,  April 08, 2019:  The membership database of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has grown by ......read more

    Director of Dubai Customs makes evening tour to Customs Declaration Management and Control Room

    Dubai, UAE 6th April, 2019:   Director of Dubai Customs made an evening tour to the Customs Declaration Management and the Control Room of the Customs Intelligence Department. He confirmed that Part of Dubai Customs role is to maintain security and safety through securing the emirate’s borders and entry points and protecting society from the hazards of illegitimate trade. “Serve People” is one of the ten commandments of governance set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He applauded professionalism and commitment he touched at the control room.  “With around-the-clock professional and highly competent control and monitor, the control room serves a great purpose of maintaining security and responding quickly to ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Inspires Competitors as 12 UAE Teams Ready for Ultimate Gov Games Finale

    Abu Dhabi Police and Dubai Police join F3, Fujairah Police, Dubai State Security Apparatus and the UAE Ministry of Education in the men’s final F3, the UAE Ministry of Education, Dubai Tourism, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Airports and DEWA to contest women’s final AED 3 million Gov Games prize fund to be decided in mega finale on Saturday at Kite Beach The Weakest Link named hardest obstacle after defeating all 168 male and female teams Dubai, UAE - April 6, 2019: Fresh from qualifying for the Gov Games 2019 men’s final with Team F3, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, returned to an energised Gov Games site on Dubai Kite Beach today to inspire 36 teams competing in men’s Heat 3. With the last two ......read more

    UAE's intelligent transportation system sector to witness 9.2 percent CAGR during 2017-2023: report

    Rising demand for smart vehicles and IoT solutions driving market growth  Future Cities Show to convene experts to tackle impact of smart mobility  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 April 2019:   The UAE’s intelligent transportation system market is seen to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2 percent during 2017-2023. An industry report released by Research and Market showed that the segment is poised for healthy growth within the covered period due to a number of factors, among which is the rising local demand for smart vehicles and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.    The high growth prospect for the domestic intelligent transportation system sector comes at a time when the country’s efforts are in full swing to transform itself into a smart country. The third ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Evaluates Innovative Genetic Drug for Blindness Treatment

    The UAE is one of the world’s first countries to get this medicine  Discussion on the registration of 94 pharmaceutical products (including 15 innovative products, 14 biological preparations and 65 generic medicines) UAE, Dubai, April 3, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) revealed that a specialized team from the Higher Committee for Drug Registration representing all UAE health authorities, has evaluated an innovative genetic drug for treating blindness resulting from hereditary retinal degeneration. The genetic drug has already been approved and registered.   This announcement came during the periodic meeting of the Drug Registration Committee, its companies and its pricing No. 137/19, which was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry ......read more

    FANR Launches Legal Developee Programme

    First of its kind in the UAE, the Legal Developee Programme to provide UAE nationals with expertise in local and international nuclear law   3 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has launched a Legal Developee Programme designed to train UAE nationals in nuclear law and prepare them for employment at the Legal Affairs Department of FANR. The first-of-its-kind in the UAE, the programme forms a part of FANR’s strategy to build long-term sustainability by developing Emirati talent in the nuclear energy sector and related fields. The programme was developed by FANR in partnership with one of the largest international law firms having extensive experience in the field of nuclear law.  Aimed at law graduates ......read more

    Nominations Announced for Long-Term Visas for Executives in the Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:  The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with exceptional talents and others, as determined by the United Arab Emirate government in 2018.    The Dubai International Financial Centre Free Zone (DIFC) launched an initiative that aims to encourage companies to identify individuals who may be eligible for long-term residence permits for investors, foreign nationals with exceptional talents and others, as determined by the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government in 2018. The deadline for submitting the nominations is Wednesday, 3 April 2019.  Ten-year residence permit for executives  Out of the available ......read more

    Dubai Cares scales up children's literacy program in Sri Lanka

    The 3-year program is set to improve the literacy skills of over 30,000 children in 4 districts Program seeks to support the Ministry of Education to boost literacy in every primary school in the country    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 April, 2019:   A delegation from Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, recently visited Sri Lanka to launch a new program, in partnership with Save the Children. The program aims to improve children’s literacy levels in the Northern and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, where there is a critical need to improve the quality of education.   New program to address significant education gap in the Northern and Southern Provinces    Driven by the success of the first program, Dubai Cares has renewed its ......read more

    Amidst Growing Investments in Cyber Security, Dubai Electronic Security Center Highlights Latest Developments and Practices at GISEC

    Moving towards a safer, more secure cyber space Dubai, UAE – April 1, 2019:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), announces its participation as the official government cyber security partner for the second consecutive year at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the largest annual information security event in the Middle East, which brings together cybersecurity experts from around the world. DESC will highlight the latest developments and practices in cybersecurity as well as initiatives geared at making Dubai’s cyber space the most secure in the world. The event will run for 3 days from 1-3 April 2019, located at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 7, stand A6. DESC will exhibit a password interactive screen which is geared to discovering just how secure individuals are online by ......read more

    FANR Inaugurates its Nuclear Emergency Operations Centre

    The Emergency Operations Centre ensures FANR’s readiness to respond to any nuclear or radiological emergencies  28 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, inaugurated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The Emergency Operations Centre will be key in ensuring FANR’s emergency preparedness and readiness to respond to any nuclear or radiological emergencies in the UAE. This comes to streamline FANR’s mission to protect the public and the environment from radiation risks.   The inauguration of the Emergency Operations Centre was attended by FANR Chairman, H.E. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, FANR senior management and other senior officials such as the National Emergency ......read more

    Explore Responsibly and Preserve Dubai's Diverse Landscape

    Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:   Dubai is home to a rich and diverse natural environment, offering a unique mix of topography for different ecosystems and wildlife. Be it across the mountains, mangroves, desert or coastline, the emirate is a natural habitat to a variety of desert dwellers. Although urban development across the world has led many species to the brink of extinction, Dubai has spearheaded several initiatives that are increasingly committed to preserving its priceless natural heritage. Thanks to responsible tourism practices supported by Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an initiative by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), visitors can explore these natural environments without putting the landscape or its wildlife at risk.    Prime examples of ecotourism ......read more

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    Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”

    Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.    Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the ......read more

    Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launches Aman system for protection of individuals and properties

    Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019:   The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority launched yesterday (April 01,2019) the new Aman system to enhance the emirate’s fire prevention capabilities and implement the best industry practices to build a safe and risk-free society. The initiative is in response to the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to protect individuals and properties throughout the emirate. To be managed by Saned, Aman is an advanced fire detection system that can be installed in ......read more

    UAE continues its upward trajectory and is now just one spot away from entry into the index's top 20

    Asia Consolidates Its Passport Power   Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019:  In a resounding demonstration of Asia’s growing power and influence on the world stage, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea now hold joint top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189. These latest results consolidate 12 months of Asian dominance, after Japan first climbed to the top spot in February last year.    Following a visa-exemption from Uzbekistan, Germany currently sits alone in 2nd place, with a score of 188. Five countries now share 3rd ......read more

    Every Drop Counts – Not Only on World Water Day: GROHE's Innovations Promote Sustainable Water Management

    Sustainable use of water plays a crucial role in development and innovation process. Water systems and filter faucets provide sustainable and safe water enjoyment. Digitization enables intelligent and sustainable water management. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2019.   For GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen faucets, water is not only a source of joy, but also a precious resource. Globally, access to clean drinking water is not a matter of course; it often takes a back seat to public perception given the good water supply of ......read more

    Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture Opens on Monday in Abu Dhabi

    Co-located with the 2nd ApiArab Expo, 2nd Arab Beekeeping International Conference and for the first time in the UAE, the 15th Annual Asian Apicultural Association (AAA) Conference.  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26th March 2019:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), the leading exhibition and conference on sustainable agricultural solutions opens on Monday ......read more

    Dubai Customs' Consultative Council explores further means of growth and cooperation

    Dubai – 26 March 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih reaffirmed the important role the Dubai Customs Consultative Council plays in generating ideas that shoulder Dubai Customs in building its future strategies, maps and plans. Musabih chaired the first quarterly Consultative Council meeting in 2019 which saw a very positive turnout from different business and group representatives in the emirate.   The meeting was attended by Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive ......read more

    Convenient Eco-Friendly Initiative Launched in Abu Dhabi

    In cooperation with Department of Transport (DoT) Mushrif Mall launces the first mall led environment friendly initiative in Abu Dhabi to reduce traffic congestion and ease local commute  Abu Dhabi – Monday, 26  March, 2019 -   Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Mushrif Mall, in collaboration with Department of Transport (DoT) represented by the Integrated Transport Center (ITC) in Abu Dhabi announced the implementation of a free bus service to and from nearby areas in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and enhance community comfort and happiness. As part of a ......read more

    Human Appeal International in Ajman Announces Ramadan Campaign “Your Giving is their Happiness” for 2019

    Seeks to Implement AED 250 Million Worth of Philanthropic Initiatives Offering a Diverse and Comprehensive Package of Projects Benefactors Fund Initiative is a new and innovative charity serving benefactors and supporting those in need New fund targets all types of benefactors, expected to raise AED 60 million in first half of 2019 Holiday Bag Initiative launched for citizens, more than 2,600 citizens supported last year Around AED 211,187,203 collected via 1,555 projects and distributed among the eligible New website branding launched according to new and innovative techniques ......read more

    dnata strengthens long-term support to Dubai Cares by embedding fundraising activities within internal corporate services

    dnata has adopted 8 schools since 2014 Fundraising throughout the year via dnata internal employee activities  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 March 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today a key milestone in its longstanding relationship with dnata. Since 2014, dnata’s Dubai office has been a very proactive and committed donor by supporting the Adopt a School initiative and contributing to the adoption of a total of 8 schools in Malawi, Senegal, Nepal and Cambodia. Emboldened by the success of its ......read more

    Qasr Al Watan Library Welcomes Visitors at Qasr Al Watan Palace

    The integrated modern library contains literature and materials collected over 35 years Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019:   The spectacular new Qasr Al Watan Library, located inside Qasr Al Watan Palace in the Presidential Palace compound, is now open to the public, marking the addition of a major new attraction to Abu Dhabi’s cultural and tourism assets. Inaugurated on March 11, Qasr Al Watan Library is distinguished by its exceptional location in the centre of the Presidential Palace, which is now one of the few open-to-public presidential palaces anywhere in the ......read more

    Hospitality by DWTC Awarded 34 Medals at Expo Culinaire 2019

    Hospitality by DWTC team maintains title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for ninth consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th March 2019:   Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading culinary provider, demonstrated a range of capabilities at the annual Expo Culinaire 2019, winning the team 34 medals and accolades of international stature, including the title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for the ninth consecutive year. A delegate team comprised of 20 chefs from DWTC participated ......read more

    Water-stressed areas receive clean water this World Water Day

    To support the theme of this year’s World Water Day “Leaving no one behind”, Metito collaborates with Planet Water Foundation to serve daily water needs in the Palghar district in India through innovative technologies Nearly 663 million people lack access to an improved water source and this number is expected to increase Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2019:   According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025. This World Water Day, Metito and Planet Water Foundation are bridging ......read more

    United Nations Environment Assembly - Green Hope makes an impact

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019:  A Green Hope youth delegation comprising of members from Dubai , Canada and Sweden made an indelible impact at the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly ( UNEA ) which concluded in Nairobi on 15th March. The UNEA is the world's foremost event on environmental sustainability and was attended by ministerial delegations from 193 countries as well as hundreds of civil society stakeholders. It was an honor for Green Hope to be the youngest accredited organisation at this year's UNEA . Green Hope delegates gave substantive inputs during the ......read more

    Ministry of Health follows best international practices in the Medical Examination for Residency

    Dr. Hussein Al Rand: Medical fitness examination for residency purposes falls within the top prioritized services    UAE, Dubai, March 19, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention is very keen to upgrade all medical services provided to the public. The residence-visa medical check-up, which falls within the ministry’s priorities, are being developed day after day to immunize the society against infectious diseases, speed up medical examinations procedures with high accuracy and help obtain the residence-visa swiftly and ensure the happiness of the community members using ......read more

    Dubai Customs empowers youth at UAE Career Fair 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  “Empowering national youth is our goal” is the logo and vision that embedded Dubai Customs’ efforts in recruiting and attracting Emirati university graduates to work with them. With this logo Dubai Customs is taking part in the UAE Career Fair 2019 with more focus on the people of determination (special needs) segment. A total of 60 vacancies will be dedicated for the people of determination.  “We adhere to the ten commandments of governance released by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber: Positive Indicators on the Economic Growth in the Emirate during the Last Two Months

    March 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) has revealed positive indicators on the economic growth in the Emirate of Sharjah despite the global and regional business environment challenges.  The chamber said: “The beginning of the year 2019 witnessed a remarkable growth in terms of the number of the new memberships, certificates of origin and transactions. The matter that reflects the investor confidence in the investment environment in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as the rewarding opportunities availed by the Emirate for the working ......read more

    Dubai Customs inks “Virtual Stock Guarantee” MoU with Dubai Free Zones Council

    HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: The agreement supports the 50 Year Charter in creating the first virtual commercial zone in the region Sultan bin Sulayem: We follow the directives of our wise leadership in developing initiatives to facilitate business activities and maintain economic growth Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni: The Virtual Stock Guarantee provides more cash flexibility to different companies and licensed customs warehouses within the free zones More than 18,000 Free Zone companies and 37 customs warehouses can benefit from the initiative Dubai United Arab Emirates, 17 ......read more

    Dubai Customs concludes 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:  Dubai Customs concluded the 24th edition of its Carpet & Art Oasis 2019, which ran this year under the theme “Mix of art and innovation”. The exhibition was organized on the City Walk, one of Dubai’s vibrant places, and it drew 63,000 visitors over 26 days. A total of 15 local exhibitors, specialized in rug and carpet trade, participated in the event which occupied 3,100m2 and featured more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets.  A number of activities took place during the exhibition, including a wall mural on the theme of ......read more

    Dubai Customs joins Ministry of Climate Change's Innovation Talks

    Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2019:   Under the sponsorship and presence of His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai Customs, represented by the Service Innovation Department, joined the Innovation Talks organized by the Ministry.  A number of influential personalities and leaders in the field of innovation from the public and private sectors enriched the sessions with their insight and knowledge including Dr Mohammed Al Marzouqi from the Emirates University, the Emirati inventor Ahmed Majan, and Captain Khalid Al Mazrouei from ......read more

    DFSA signs MoU with Bank Al Maghrib

    Dubai, UAE; March 14, 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Morocco’s Bank Al Maghrib to cooperate in the authorisation and supervision of banks operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Kingdom of Morocco. The MoU was signed by the Chief Executive of the DFSA, Bryan Stirewalt, and Abdellatif Jouhari, Governor of Bank Al Maghrib, on 13 March 2019 in Rabat.  Stirewalt said: “The MoU between the DFSA and Bank Al Maghrib will drive greater ......read more

    Child Safety Department Launches ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors' Initiative for Youth

    In collaboration with several federal and local entities Programme aims to educate 11-18-year-olds about best Internet practices Sharjah, March 14, 2019:  The Child Safety Department (CSD), a subsidiary of Sharjah's Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has launched the ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’ initiative, to provide Sharjah children and youth with required skills and training to deliver awareness workshops to their peers and colleagues pertaining to internet safety.  The initiative was launched in collaboration with a number of federal and local ......read more

    Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day

    Dubai – 14 March 2019:   In conjunction with the Emirati Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 15th March 2019, Dubai Customs organized, on Thursday, a number of events that targeted the children of its Nursery and Childcare Center, the parents and the employees.  The events included a workshop around the balanced character, exchange of gifts between children, taking photographs wearing the costumes of the cartoon characters Jamrook and Jamrooka, in addition to a small fair that sold family and child necessities and free medical checkups for the ......read more

    Dubai Cares announces two Education in Emergencies programs in Iraq and Indonesia at DIHAD

    AED 10.9 million program in Iraq supports the nationwide rehabilitation of education services and targets 27,035 children, young people and teachers Post-earthquake and tsunami program in Indonesia facilitates the resumption of education for 13,000 children and young people Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 March, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, revealed today plans to scale-up its program in Iraq in an effort to support the rehabilitation of education services in Mosul and Baghdad following the large-scale displacement crisis ......read more

    DWTC caters for more than 1,000 high profile large-scale external events in 2018

    Catering for over two million people per year, DWTC reaffirms its position as a best-in-class event services provider Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th March 2019:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has revealed that its hospitality division – Hospitality by DWTC - catered for 1,056 high-profile external events in 2018, serving a total of 415,293 guests. As the region’s leading turnkey catering solutions provider with a solid reputation for delivering events of all sizes and excellence, DWTC continues to strengthen Dubai’s competitiveness as a regional event ......read more

    UAE Court takes stern action against DishTV India dealer

    Ruling upholds three-month jail sentence, shop closure and fine of AED 50,000  Confiscated DishTV India set top boxes, smart cards and remote-controls to be destroyed Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, has rejected the appeal by an illegal DishTV India dealer and sentenced him to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED 50,000 for infringing the copyrights and related intellectual property of OSN.   The dealer was caught by the authorities during a raid and over 2,000 illegal set top boxes, smart cards ......read more

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