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    More than 1,900 beneficiaries at Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif Islamic Cultural centres in the third quarter of 2019

    Dubai, 13 October, 2019:  The Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif centres of Islamic Cultural Centres of Islamic Affairs and Islamic Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that the number of people who benefited from their religious awareness programmes stood at 1,995 during the third quarter of 2019.   Ms. Hamda Al Muhairi, Director of the Centres’ Department, reaffirmed the keenness to organise these programmes, given their importance in promoting Islamic culture and raising religious awareness in the emirate of Dubai. Al Muhairi said: “We are committed to spreading Islamic culture and the right knowledge of religious sciences, in order to inculcate Islamic ethics and culture among the current and future generations. This is in line with Dubai's efforts to reaffirm its standing as a leading ......read more

    Dubai Customs inks partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

    Dubai – 12 October 2019:  Dubai Customs, one of the world’s leading customs administrations, has signed a partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance to promote corporate governance best practices in the workplace. The agreement reflects Dubai Customs’ commitment to furthering corporate governance, integrity and transparency to ensure high levels of organizational performance.   The objective of this partnership is to institute a corporate governance framework within Dubai Customs through the implementation of an effective organizational structure with clear roles, competencies and responsibilities. This requires an efficient executive management team that are aware of the importance of this framework. It also requires a sound internal control system functions such as sound ......read more

    Saif bin Zayed unveils first floating Smart Police Station

    • Dubai Police and Kleindienst join forces to unveil the world’s first floating Smart Police Station • Internationally recognised Floating Seahorse Villas by Kleindienst Group will be transformed into the world’s first maritime Smart Police Station • The unmanned station will offer safety and security services as well as promote sustainability and marine life protection   Dubai, 10th October 2019:   H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inaugurated the world's first floating Smart Police Station, at GITEX 2019.   Dubai Police has partnered with the group behind the innovative Floating Seahorse Villa, Kleindienst, to reveal the world’s first floating Smart Police Station. The announcement was made ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori's return to the UAE is scheduled for Saturday 12th October

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre confirmed that Hazzaa AlMansoori’s return to the UAE is scheduled for Saturday 12th October. AlMansoori along with Sultan AlNeyadi will be back to the UAE accompanied with MBRSC Chairman, HE Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, and the Director General HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani.  Upon return to Earth from his scientific mission aboard ISS, Hazzaa AlMansoori underwent medical check ups and tests at the GCTC. These medical tests were part of his scientific mission to study the effect of microgravity on human body. It was the first time that these experiments are performed on someone from the Arab region.  

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    Hazzaa AlMansoori reveals post flight details in a press conference

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:     First Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori made his first media appearance after his mission to the International Space Station (ISS), in a joint press conference with the Russian astronaut, Aleksey Ovchinin at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Stars City, Moscow, Russia. The press conference shed light on AlMansoori’s space mission.  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre confirmed that Hazzaa AlMansoori will finish his medical check ups and tests on Friday 11th October; meanwhile, preparations for his return are underway.   “I’m proud of completing this mission which is only the start for manned space missions,” AlMansoori said during the press conference. “I am only the first, and queues of future ......read more

    Leading public, private sector organisations line up to sponsor World Tolerance Summit 2019

    We are living in a world that rejects all forms of discrimination, and promotes intellectual, social and cultural diversity, says Dr Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:     Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai and Emirates Real Estate Solutions are the main sponsors of the upcoming World Tolerance Summit, which will be held at Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre on 13-14 November under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. International Institute for Tolerance (IIT) in Dubai, one of the initiatives of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Foundation, is the organiser of the two-day summit themed ......read more

    During a press conference to announce the completion of preparations of Summit that will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Pre

    Wide international participation in WGES 2019 led by Former Secretary-General of the United Nations - Ban Ki Moon, Former President of France - François Hollande, Former President of Mexico, Former President of Colombia, Former Prime Minister of Australia Discussions in the summit aim to find solutions to push forward green economy, realize sustainable development goals and address climate change challenges Local participation of UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and UAE Minister of State for Food Security Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th October 2019:  The organizing committee of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) held a press conference today, (Wednesday, 9th October) at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai to announce the completion of preparations for hosting the summit, one of the largest events related ......read more

    Dubai Land Department welcomes Saudi Minister of Housing

    8 October 2019:  A delegation from the Ministry of Housing in the KSA; headed by HE Majid Al-Hogail, Saudi Minister of Housing; visited Dubai Land Department (DLD) and were welcomed by HE Juma bin Humaidan, Deputy Director General of DLD. Bin Humaidan said: “We were pleased to welcomed our brothers from the KSA. The meeting we held with them aimed to exchange our shared opinions that focused on developing the prospects of cooperation between the two countries. It was also an opportunity to highlight our achievements and the important role played by DLD  in developing the sector and promoting Dubai as one of the best investment destinations in the world as well as enhancing DLD’s services and expertise to contribute to Saudi Vision 2030.” During the visit, the Minister and his accompanying delegation were ......read more

    Dubai Cares unveils ground-breaking Early Childhood Development (ECD) solutions and interventions on the side-lines of 74th UN General Assembly

    • Dubai Cares announces its commitment to develop a global approach to support ECD in fragile contexts at the Concordia Strategic Dialogue Roundtable • Dr. Al Gurg recognized as Change-maker at Save the Children’s Centennial Gala • Dubai Cares announces the “ECD Prize” for the MIT Solve ECD Challenge    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 October 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has reiterated and strengthened its commitment towards Early Childhood Development (ECD) by announcing a new partnership with Save the Children in support of integrated ECD services in crisis and conflict settings, as well as participating at the MIT Solve ECD Challenge Finals 2019, on the side-lines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New-York ......read more

    Dubai Courts highlights the Smart Payment for Case Fees Deposits and Fines during its participation at GITEX 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Courts is showcasing its " Smart Payment for Case Fees Deposits and Fines " during its participation at the 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week, the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA), which runs until October 10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The government entity’s involvement aligns with its ongoing commitment to promote the importance of harnessing the latest technological innovations and electronic and administrative systems to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, with Dubai Courts thrusting the spotlight on the interactive features of the service that enable the construction of integrated smart payment interfaces through the website without the need to log in. The innovative platform allows online payment ......read more

    Dubai Customs: 1.2 million transactions in DUCAMZ and Dry Port

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 07 October 2019:   Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, made a field visit to DUCAMZ and Dry Port customs centers of the Land Customs Centers Management. He inspected the business functioning and customs service level delivered at the locations.   The Director General met with operations and customer service teams at DUCAMZ (Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone) and Dry Port customs centers and was briefed on the efforts undertaken to improve customs service and deliver more convenient inspection facilities to customers. With this in mind, service delivery time has been cut down tremendously which further facilitates the flow legitimate trade while keeping society safe from the perils of illicit trading activities.   Ducamz customs center processed 429,602 ......read more

    Under the Patronage of Mohamed Bin Zayed, Hamed Bin Zayed Inaugurates the World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi

    • Ministers share views in extensive talks on artificial intelligence, land use planning and future transport systems. • Business leaders, pioneers and decision-makers attend the opening ceremony at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).   Abu Dhabi, 7 October 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and a member of the Executive Council, officially opened the 26th World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019 today as discussions on dealing with the current impact and reshaping the future of the sector got underway in the presence of ministers and global experts.    The ......read more

    UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Knowledge Summit'

    November 2019 event bears the theme ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2019:     The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) - the United Arab Emirate’s institution dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge - has announced that the sixth annual Knowledge Summit will be held November 19-20, 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre, with its theme this year being ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development.’ Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with directives from H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, MBRF Chairman, the summit has established itself as a prominent ......read more

    Department of Transport to highlight Abu Dhabi's bright future at World Road Congress

    Abu Dhabi, 6 October 2019:  A series of key infrastructure improvements to transform the future of transport in Abu Dhabi will be outlined by the Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi (DoT) before a global audience at the World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019. Thousands of road transport professionals will be offered an insight into how Abu Dhabi has built a world-class infrastructure as well as preparing for the future when the UAE capital hosts the World Road Congress (WRC) starting tomorrow between October 6 to 10. As part of the Department of Transport’s ambitious plans for 2030, work is underway to reduce emissions, improve safety and ease congestion with more flexible infrastructure that meet the demands of growing population.  Among the planned projects that is due to be completed by 2030 is the Mid ......read more

    UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Knowledge Summit

    November 2019 event bears the theme ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development’ Dubai, October 3, 2019 – The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) - the United Arab Emirate’s institution dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge - has announced that the sixth annual Knowledge Summit will be held November 19-20, 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre, with its theme this year being ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development.’ Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with directives from H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, MBRF Chairman, the summit has established itself as a prominent world-class knowledge event. Topics of ......read more

    World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019 announces Etihad Rail as Premier Sponsor

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 1, 2019 – The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) today announced that Etihad Rail has become the Premier sponsor of the 2019 World Road Congress. Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between October 6th and 10th, the prestigious global event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the DoT and the World Road Association (PIARC). Thousands of road transport professionals, a Congress record number of national pavilions, several exhibitors from international private and public organisations as well as transport ministers from around the world are expected to participate in the summit in the UAE capital. During the ......read more

    Dubai Customs Director General inspects CDM and Control Room

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 28, 2019:    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, made an evening tour to the Customs Declaration Management (CDM) and the Control Room at Dubai Customs headquarters. The tour was part of regular inspection visits plan put in place to ensure the smooth running of Customs centers and customer service centers across Dubai.  Dubai Customs Director General directed that DC departments should exchange visits  to raise awareness and increase employees’ knowledge about all aspects of Customs work and business processes. When touring the Control Room of the Intelligence Department, Musabih took several CDM night-shift staff along as he underlined the integration of services among various Customs functions and the importance of internal communication ......read more

    Government Ministers and decision makers to highlight innovative techniques for teachers to adopt in the UAE

    • H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, H.E. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi, H.E Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi and H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak , will be speaking at Qudwa Forum 2019 • Key sessions include talks from keynote speakers, Masterclasses, Qudwa Therapy, Al Majlis Networking Sessions, and Edge of Ed   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and organized by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, Qudwa 2019 has announced key government ministers as speakers.    With the full agenda revealed, participating government ministers ......read more

    UAE's wise leadership conducts video call with first Emirati astronaut aboard ISS

    Dubai, UAE, 28 September 2019:  Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori received a video call from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on his second day aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This step confirms the constant support provided by the UAE’s wise leadership to UAE citizens where ever they are. AlMansoori thanked the UAE's wise leadership for their unlimited support to Emirati youth, stressing that he is proud to be the first Emirati to carry the UAE flag into space. He also expressed his ambitions that the experiences carried out by him and his colleagues would contribute to serving humanity. Communicating with the ground station in Dubai AlMansoori began his second day aboard the ISS by communicating with the team ......read more

    DLD raises awareness of new laws and highlights innovative applications and initiatives during Cityscape Global 2019

    • Real estate legislations keep pace with changes and establish reassurance among investors   Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2019:  As part of the strategic partnership between Dubai Land Department (DLD) and the 18th edition of Cityscape Global 2019, which was inaugurated today by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, DLD offered a range of applications and services aimed at enhancing transparency in the real estate sector, open up new horizons for investment, and raise awareness of a number of new legislations recently issued for Dubai’s real estate sector.   During the tour of Cityscape, His Highness was accompanied by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and HE Dawood Al ......read more

    Dubai Customs calls for more customer engagement to improve Customs work, boost trade

    Dubai – 26 September 2019:   Dubai Customs organized its 6th monthly client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories. Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, attended  the event alongside a host of senior officers and heads of departments from Dubai Customs. In his opening remarks, Director General of Dubai Customs, called for more customer engagement towards enhancing Customs work and boosting Dubai’s trade sector. He said: “Dubai Customs steeping up collaboration and engagement  with customers to meet the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai towards delivering a high standard of Customs services and facilities to all ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Police honours Firoz Merchant with ‘Commander in Chief's Excellence Award' 2019

    Firoz Merchant is the first Indian expatriate to ever receive the prestigious award Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 26, 2019:  H.E. Major General Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police awarded philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group; the Commander in Chief’s Excellence Award 2019. The prestigious award is in recognition of Mr. Firoz Merchant’s service to the community through his ‘Forgotten Society’ initiative, established in 2008, to help release insolvent prisoners. He has spent approximately USD 5.5 million to free thousands of insolvent prisoners across the UAE and to help them go back to their native country.  The ceremony was held at the Armed Forces Officers’ Club in Abu Dhabi, and it was attended by over a thousand police officers; ......read more

    Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan inaugurates 11th edition of Al Ain Book Fair

    Ten-day event boasts 115 exhibitors and a rich public programme of workshops, musical performances, seminars, children’s activities and more Al Ain, UAE, 25 September 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Ain, Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of the Court of the Abu Dhabi Ruler's Representative in Al Ain Region, yesterday inaugurated the 11th edition of Al Ain Book Fair. The annual event is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and is taking place at the Al Ain Convention Centre until 3 October. The inauguration was attended by His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, and Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the ......read more

    Smart government and green economy: Building a sustainable future for all

    By HE Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, UAE September 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Next-generation technologies have long found their way into the realm of the government sector. In a bid to provide modern services and systems to the public that are comparable to what the more-funded private sector institutions can deliver, many governments worldwide have embarked on what we now call smart government.   Under this all-encompassing phenomenon, we have witnessed public entities integrating advanced technological innovations into their processes to deliver faster and more efficient solutions. The end goal is to make members of the local communities happier and more satisfied through the provision of high-quality government services.  In short, a high standard of quality living should be ......read more

    More than 20 Arab Ministers participate in the Third Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development

    Organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme in Dubai 6-8 October 24 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE The UAE, under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will host the 3rd Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development 2019 with the participation of 22 Arab ministers, executives and key stakeholders from the private and public sector. This will form the largest Arab gathering and will convene to tackle the challenges facing the housing sector and to shape the future of urban development in the region. Hosted in Al Habtoor City, Dubai from 7 to 8 October and organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, in collaboration with the Council of ......read more

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    Dubai Government Workshop to collaborate with Finesse to accelerate its digital transformation journey

    Global software system integrator will digitally automate numerous services and offer analytical solutions to facilitate operational excellence UAE, 12 October 2019 – Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed that it has reached a collaboration with Finesse to assist with the acceleration of its digital transformation journey, which aims to redesign traditional processes that support various business functions and decisions. As part of the partnership, Finesse will oversee digital automation of numerous services and provide analytical solutions to ensure operational excellence at ......read more

    Serco Middle East hosts 4th ‘Road Safety Awareness Day' in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE

    Event focused on how technology and innovation can enhance safety performance and reduce road accidents 10 October 2019 – Serco Middle East, a leading provider of essential public services, held its 4th ‘Road Safety Awareness Day’ today (October 10th, 2019) in collaboration with RoadSafetyUAE, the knowledge portal for road safety in the UAE, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. The annual event, which took place at Movenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate in Dubai, aims to raise awareness of road safety across the GCC and serves as an open, broad ......read more

    H.R.H. Prince Andrew lauds Khalifa Fund's successful experience in supporting entrepreneurship and promoting traditional Emirati handicrafts

    We are proud of our many achievements, with activities extending out to more than 20 countries worldwide, says KFED Chairman Al Nowais Abu Dhabi, 08 October 2019: His Excellency (H.E.) Hussain Jassim Al Nowais, Chairman, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), welcomed the visit of His Royal Highness (H.R.H.) Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Founder of the Pitch@Palace initiative, to the Fund's headquarters today (08 October 2019) in Abu Dhabi. During his visit, H.R.H. Prince Andrew was briefed on KFED's successful experience in instilling and promoting a culture of ......read more

    New Strategic Partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to help accelerate Abu Dhabi Digital Authority's data federation vision

    Alliance to bolster Abu Dhabi's digital transformation efforts Dubai, October 8, 2019 - The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has announced a new data partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The alliance is expected to support ADDA in accelerating the execution of its ambitious data federation vision, which in turn, bolsters the Emirate's digital transformation efforts. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will work closely together in the move to create and promote a culture for growth and innovation leveraging HPE’s global expertise in ......read more

    Dubai Courts showcases two smart services at GITEX 2019

    ‘Smart ZAWAJ and ‘Custody and Sharing System’ aligned with Dubai Paperless Strategy 2021 08 October 2019. Dubai, United Arab Emirates; The Dubai Courts is showcasing two of its latest smart services at the ongoing 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week, the largest technology exhibition in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, being held at the Dubai World Trade Center. The ‘Smart ZAWAJ’ and ‘Custody and Shared Seizing System’ services help facilitate faster litigation procedures and enhance the efficiency of the judicial system, in line ......read more

    Ministry of Economy launches ‘Business Map' at GITEX 2019

    The smart business management tool provides comprehensive data on vital sectors & markets to help aspiring entrepreneurs Abu Dhabi, 7 October 2019: The Ministry of Economy launched its ‘Business Map (BMap)’ platform in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, during its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2019. The solution, developed by the Department of Strategy and Future, is a smart business management tool that provides comprehensive data on vital sectors and markets that help investors and entrepreneurs establish or expand a ......read more

    12 aspiring Emirati entrepreneurs prepare to present innovative projects at Pitch@Palace UAE 3.0 with two-day ‘Boot Camp'

    Abu Dhabi, 07 October 2019: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) organized the ‘Boot Camp’ phase of Pitch@Palace UAE 3.0, which took place recently at the Khalifa Innovation Center, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi for two consecutive days. The event was held in the presence of His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and Founder of Pitch @Palace Global who launched the initiative in 2014, and Mouza Al Nasri, Acting Chief Executive Officer, KFED. The ‘Boot Camp’ witnessed the training of 12 innovative UAE projects, and the intensive ......read more

    Dubai Cares and The Body Shop are supporting children and youth's education:

    September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction  of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030. The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber sets 30 September registration deadline in Sharjah Excellence Award

    Sharjah, September 24, 2019:  The registration deadline for the Sharjah Excellence Award 2019 will expire on September 30, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award announced. The Award is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah The SCCI called on the business community and economic establishments in the UAE and the GCC to participate in the award.  Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of the Sharjah Excellence Award, said ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairs MBRU's Fourth Board of Trustees Meeting

    • H.H. Sheikh Ahmed lauds the efforts of MBRU in furthering medical education and research • Board of Trustees welcomes new member - Professor Ian Greer • MBRU presents its 3-year impact report to Trustee members   Dubai, September 23, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Chairperson of its Board of Trustees, chaired the fourth meeting of the Board and reviewed its three-year impact report, hailing the University’s efforts in advancing health ......read more

    Dubai Customs delegation visits MBR Space Center

    Dubai – 22 September 2019:  A delegation from Dubai Customs paid a field visit to The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MDRSC) where they were introduced to the space center’s various services, projects and achievements, and discussed how Dubai Customs can benefit from these services.  Dubai Customs presented the MBRSC with a painting depicting KhalifaSat as the UAE is set to send off its first Emirati astronaut for a historic mission aboard the International Space Station this September 25th.   Walid Eissa bin Darwish, Senior Manager of Al Maktoum Airport ......read more

    Zayed Water Donates 100% of its Profits to Emirates Red Crescent to Fund 12 Water Wells in 7 Countries

    September 22, 2019 – Dubai, UAE Zayed Water, United Arab Emirates’ socially responsible, ethical water brand, inspired by the life of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has donated 100% of its profits to Emirates Red Crescent, to fund 12 water wells in 7 countries: Sierra Leone, Niger, Togo, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The donation was made at an event held at the Emirates Red Crescent office in Dubai, attended by representatives from the Sierra Leone embassy in the UAE, Al Ihsan Charity Association, the Department of Islamic Affairs and ......read more

    Organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme in Dubai 6-8 October

    More than 20 Arab Ministers participate in the Third Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development September 22, Dubai, UAE - Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates Hosts the Third Arab Forum for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (AMFHUDIII) in cooperation with the Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction of the Arab League and with the participation and attendance of more than 20 Arab ministers, high-level executives and key stakeholders, ......read more

    Dubai Land Department strategic partner of Cityscape Global 2019

    DLD supports government directives to highlight Dubai’s position and place it among the leading and most distinguished investment destinations   Dubai, UAE, 21 September 2019:  As part of its efforts to strengthen Dubai’s position, and place it among the leading and most distinguished investment destinations, Dubai Land Department (DLD) entered a strategic partnership with the current edition of Cityscape Global 2019 that will take place 25 – 27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre under the theme ‘Adapting to Change: Charting a Course in an Era of ......read more

    Why women are critical to global green economy movement

    Habiba Al Mar’ashi, Co-Founder & Chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 21, 2019:    Transitioning to a green economy to achieve sustainable development is a tall order that requires consistent cooperation of every segment of society. As the complex but interconnected issues of social inequality, environmental degradation, and economic instability remain a major threat to progress and quality living, each and everyone has a role to play to fast-track the green economy movement worldwide.   Under this ......read more

    UAE Date Palm Trees Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Satellite imagery is proving crucial in helping the environment, according to researchers at the United Arab Emirates University. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 17, 2019:   Dr Salem Issa, Principal Investigator of the “Geospatial Modelling For Carbon Sequestration In Palm-Tree Plantations: A Case Study From Abu Dhabi ” project, and associate professor of Remote Sensing and GIS (Geographical Information Systems), kicked off his research in the field in 2017 with his research team including a PhD student. The major project, due to complete at the end ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches updated Hypertension Guide for 2019

    The guide to enhance the efficiency of healthcare providers and reduce mortality rate Prevalence of hypertension in the country records 28.8% according to the National Health Survey 2018 The Ministry updates the guideline every 4 years to comply with international standards 53 non-communicable diseases clinics opened, including clinics for high blood pressure    Dubai, 16 September 2019   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the updated version of the Hypertension Guideline 2019 to build capacity of healthcare providers and deliver ......read more

    Dubai FDI delegation promotes Dubai in Denver

    Partnerships in Research and education to focus on food security and sustainability Strategic meetings to boost aviation through “Emirates Airlines”   15 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, held a seminar to promote the Dubai Advantage and showcase the investment opportunities and facilities provided in Dubai to US investors, the seminar was followed by a series of strategic meetings with key companies in Denver, Colorado, the second leg of its weeklong journey in the United States which ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber Explores Means of Enhancing Investment Cooperation with Tajikistan Chamber

    September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan, prospects for joint cooperation and increased trade exchange, and the opportunities for economic partnerships with the business communities in Sharjah and Tajikistan in a number of important sectors on both sides. This came during the meeting hosted by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI’s Second Vice Chairman, HE Dzumakhonzoda Dzamshed ......read more

    A team of scientists including NYUAD faculty Shady Amin awarded Major National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant

    This grant comes as part of a multi-institutional proposal that seeks to study harmful algal blooms off the Florida coast's Gulf of Mexico Abu Dhabi, September 11, 2019:   A team of scientists including NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin has been awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant worth USD 4,999,505. This grant will fund a five-year study to examine the roles various physical and biological factors play in intensifying and prolonging harmful algal blooms that occur annually off the Florida coast’s Gulf of ......read more

    Emirates Water Electricity Company and ACWA Power Finalise AED 3.27 Billion Deal for the World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Desalination Project

    Abu Dhabi, 11 September, 2019 – Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has signed a water purchase agreement, with ACWA Power, a leading Saudi-based developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants. The deal will enable the development of over 900,000 cubic meters per day desalination facility in Taweelah – sufficient to meet the demand of water for over 350,000 households. Approximately 45 KM north of Abu Dhabi city, the ......read more

    Qudwa 2019 to host over 40 Speakers in its Third Edition

      His Excellency Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, among speakers of the event Qudwa 2019 to facilitate dialogue between decision makers in the education sector to discuss the future of teaching    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi has announced speakers to be hosted at Qudwa 2019. Headlining the Forum, His ......read more

    World Green Economy Summit will highlight the role of Innovation to accelerate the transition to a green economy

    International experts in environment and green technology to take part in discussions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 September 2019: The sixth edition of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019 will discuss innovation as well as the key achievements realised by the UAE to push forward the journey in transforming to a green economy. The summit will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy’ on October 20th and 21st ......read more

    CNN meets the Brazilian tribe fighting to save the Amazon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:    Brazil's National Institute for Space Research has reported over 80,000 fires in the country as of Sunday night, with more than half of these in the Amazon region. This coupled with an 85% increase in deforestation this year compared to last, and a rate of deforestation at one and a half football pitches a minute, is threatening the future of the world’s largest tropical rainforest.   In an exclusive report CNN’s Isa Soares travels to the Brazilian Amazon to meet with the Waiapi tribe, an indigenous ......read more

    Quote from Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime On Emirati Women's D

    UAE, 27 August 2019:   “Emirati women play a pivotal role in local and global societies, thanks in part to the strong support provided by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who enabled women to play active roles in the UAE’s development and progress. Today, Emirati women retain  the support and confidence of the wise leadership, led by the vision of H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; his brother H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh ......read more

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