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    Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Announces Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    “It is in the spirit of togetherness that we will rise.” — Ralph Lauren     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    In response to COVID-19, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, formerly known as the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, is committing $10 million to help our teams, our partners and our communities impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.    “At the heart of our Company, there has always been a spirit of togetherness that inspires our creativity, our confidence and most importantly our support for one another. In the past weeks and months, that spirit has never wavered,” said Ralph Lauren, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.  “We believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, we are all connected. That is why ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Launches Electronic Attestation Service and Enhances Its Range of Smart Services

    • Buamim: We intend to implement the concept of smart chamber in alignment with the vision of smart Dubai and to develop and enrich customer experience • With the launch of the electronic attestation service, 98% of Chamber’s core services are now available online • The whole process of electronic attestation from submission to payment, to approval will not exceed four hours     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    As part of  commitment to the vision of Smart Dubai, and to facilitate business operations for customers through smart transformation,  Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the launch of the electronic attestation service and the authentication of signatures on documents, which raises the percentage of smart transformation of core services ......read more

    SCCI Provides Online Attestation Services for All Transactions

    Sharjah, March 28, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, SCCI, has recently revealed the activation of online attestation services for all transactions through the chamber’s website or the smart application instead of coming in person to the customer happiness centers. The move comes as part of the precautionary measures adopted by the SCCI to combat the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and its implications on the business sector and to ensure the health and safety of customers while maintaining business with the same level of efficiency. The SCCI explained that the online transactions include ratifying the signature, individual sponsorship, minors permission, a certified true copy, guardian approval, and external transactions, in addition to the possibility of online payment via credit card or prepaid from the ......read more

    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Closes All Cultural Sites in the Emirate

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 March 2020: In line with precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has decided to temporarily close all cultural sites in the emirate starting from today until further notice. Closed cultural sites include Bait Al Oud, Berklee Abu Dhabi and Al Qattara Art Centre. Those sites offered limited art classes, with restrictions according to health and safety measures. DCT Abu Dhabi had already closed other cultural sites in the emirate including Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn, Culture Foundation, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain Oasis, Al Jahili Fort and Qasr Al Muwaiji. The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance. We will update you once the cultural sites resume normal ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah Adopts Several Precautionary Measures at Headquarters and in Dhaid & Khor Fakkan Branches

    Sharjah, March 24, 2020: In an effort to ensure the highest levels of prevention for employees and customers and in support of the urgent measures taken by the country and Sharjah government in particular to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the Expo Centre Sharjah has recently carried out a number of precautionary and preventive measures at the centre headquarters and its branches in Al Dhaid and Khor Fakkan cities. These measures include the daily sterilization and disinfection of all buildings and exhibition halls, sterilizing the surfaces and all work tools as well as the reception area and other internal and external facilities. All the materials used are with high efficiency of combating viruses and germs, besides the availability of hand sanitizers while urging employees to use them continuously to ensure ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Urges the Private Sector to Implement Remote Working for Their Employees' Safety and Business Continuity

    • Chamber launches campaign #BeSafeWorkSmart    • Buamim: The private sector needs to show its commitment to the precautionary measures implemented by the Government, by facilitating remote work for its employees   • Buamim: Working remotely has become easier and faster with the advanced technical infrastructure available in the UAE   • The Chamber has implemented “ work from home” and has a wide range of e-services to ensure that business continues uninterrupted    Dubai, UAE: In a video message to the private sector, His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, called on the Dubai business community to cooperate with the relevant government authorities in implementing preventive and precautionary measures ......read more

    Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Pledges AED 10 Million to DHA to AID Covid-19 Prevention Measures

    Group’s Charity Foundation donation to Dubai Education Zone will aid E-learning Dubai, UAE 24th March 2020:   Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), the leading Dubai-based multidivisional conglomerate, has announced a multi-million-dirham package to support the UAE Government initiatives and efforts amidst the ongoing social and economic challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the UAE Government initiatives and to help the community, ESAG will contribute AED 10 million to Dubai Health Authority for medical supplies, while the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation will provide a further AED 3 million to Dubai Education Zone, an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Education, to facilitate enhanced e-learning and education. Dr. Raja Al Gurg, Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Activates Its Role as the Voice of the Business Community to Support Public - Private Partnerships

    • The Chamber strengthened its partnership with the Ministry of Economy    • Coordinated a meeting of the fruit and vegetable traders working group with the Ministry and reached an agreement to establish an emergency committee covering all supply and distribution chains to monitor the smooth flow of goods   • Discussions were held with government departments to provide incentives and put in place exceptional measures   • Had a discussion with our members to understand their concerns and reassure them of the measures being put in place to support them   • Buamim: We  created a productive interaction between the public and private sectors and will continue our efforts to maintain business continuity and contain the  repercussions of global challenges on the ......read more

    Ajman Sewerage Cuts Service Fees by Up to 100 Percent

    Ajman, UAE, March 21, 2020:  Under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) has announced today that it will offer discounts starting from 20% up to 100% of the service fees on some of its services, effective May 1st, 2020.  This move follows an announcement by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council aimed at ensuring health and safety of the community while safeguarding the sustainability, efficiency and continuity of service delivery to the residents of Ajman.  H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of the Municipality and Planning Department in the Emirate of Ajman and Chairman of the ASPCL, also praised the effective role that ASPCL ......read more

    Sea Cruises, Desert Camps, Safaris and Floating Restaurant Activity Suspended with Immediate Effect

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 19 2020: In line with recommended preventative measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is instructing all tour operators in Abu Dhabi Emirate to immediately suspend services and activities for all sea cruises, desert camps, safaris and floating restaurants.  The suspension of activities and services comes into force with immediate effect and will be in place until further notice. In order to guarantee the health and safety of all residents, visitors and employees of these services, DCT Abu Dhabi will deploy teams of inspectors to ensure the ban is being enforced.  All operators are expected to comply with the ban, with penalties to be issued to any entities not adhering to the new rule. 

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    Senior Citizens and People of Determination to Benefit From Free Delivery by Emirates Post

    • PO Box owners over the age of 60 to receive bi-weekly, contactless home deliveries starting March 21st  • People of Determination with a PO Box subscription can also avail of this service by contacting Emirates Post Customer Contact Centre team   Dubai, UAE, Thursday March 19, 2020: As part of its ongoing efforts to combat the transmission of the COVID-19, Emirates Post will ensure all PO Box owners over the age of 60 years and People of Determination will receive their mail as well as small parcels delivered free of charge to their home on a bi-weekly basis.    Commencing on Saturday, 21 March for an initial period of one month, all incoming mail as well as small packages for senior citizens and people of determination will be screened and sanitized prior to home delivery to avoid ......read more

    Emirates Post Announces Stringent Measures to Protect the Wellbeing of Its Customers and Staff and Introduces Contactless Deliveries

    In line with UAE government directives to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19, Emirates Post has announced a series of precautionary and rigorous measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its staff and customers across the organization and limit the spread of the virus in the UAE.   • Introduction of contactless postal deliveries  As of March 17, all deliveries of postal items by Emirates Post will be contactless. To limit contact, delivery drivers will now place all items outside the intended recipient’s door. From a safe distance, couriers will ask recipients to confirm their identity using their full name and ID details in lieu of signatory proof.       • Increased capacity Emirates Post will increase its ecommerce parcel delivery capacity due to ......read more

    Trade Bank of Iraq Donates Us $ 5 Million to the Iraqi Ministry of Health to Help Combat Coronavirus

    Baghdad/ Dubai, 17 March 2020: Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI), today announced US $5 million in funding to support Iraqi Ministry of Health’s efforts to combat the threat of COVID-19. Faisal Al Haimus, Chairman & President of Trade Bank of Iraq signed off the relief fund to help the Ministry of Health acquire appropriate resources in response to the coronavirus. Ministry of Health will use the funds to curb the spread of the virus by early detection and effective quarantine efforts. Faisal said: “This fund is our way of supporting the Ministry of Health to enhance their efforts on restricting the spread of the coronavirus. “TBI was built to work towards the welfare of the people of Iraq and we feel it’s our duty to help the government’s efforts to protect the Iraqi citizens from this ......read more

    HE Mohamed Al Khalifa Al Mubarak Says 'Ghadan 21' Programme Will Enhance the Capital's Competitiveness and Accelerate Its Economic, Social and Developmental Growth

    HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) comments on the launch of the “Ghadan 21” programme: “We would like to express our gratitude to HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his vision and national efforts, especially with the launch of the new stimulus package as part of the ‘Ghadan 21’ Accelerator Programme. This stimulus package will help bolster economic growth and facilitate a rapid recovery from the effects of the global health crisis, thus strengthening the tourism sector, which is a major constituent of the diverse economy that Abu Dhabi is working towards building in preparation for the next 50 years. The new initiatives contribute to ......read more

    Important Public Circular from FEWA

    “The Federal Electricity and Water Authority request its valued customers to apply for its services through its Mobile Application and Website, as part of the precautionary measures aimed at maintaining public health and safety.”    

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    Dubai Chamber to Tap Into Smart Services, Partially Implement ‘Remote Work' Plan as of Tomorrow

    - The measures help ensure business continuity and the safety of employees and customers. - The Chamber offers a bundle of smart services for its customers, having transformed 97% of its services to smart services.   Dubai, UAE, 15/03/2020 – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be launching a partial  ‘Remote Work’ programme tomorrow (Monday, March 16, 2020), as part of the preventive measures undertaken to address the risks of Coronavirus (COVID-19).   Taken in coordination with relevant government entities, the measures add to the Chamber’s efforts to ensure the safety of employees and customers, as well as business continuity. The Dubai Chamber has been a trailblazer in implementing smart services, successfully transforming 97% of its core services into smart ......read more

    More Than 47,000 Beneficiaries of Services Offered by IACAD in 2019

    • 54 services were offered in 2019 • Islamic Affairs Sector services had the highest number of beneficiaries, as 44,286 customers benefited from it • IACAD ranked eighth according to the results of the 2019 Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys, achieving a percentage of 87.1%   Dubai, 15 March 2020: The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that the number of beneficiaries from its services reached 47,381 in 2019. Beneficiaries received 54 services from IACAD across various sectors during the past year. This is part of IACAD’s commitment to satisfy customers and meet their requirements.   Commenting on the results, His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of IACAD, indicated that ......read more

    Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Contribution to Dubai's Foreign Trade Jumps to AED 164 Billion

    - 12.6% growth in the total value of DAFZA foreign trade  - Trade surplus of AED 19.4 billion  - 36.6% growth in revenues of multinational companies  - 135% growth of total space occupied by multinational companies   Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2020: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) played a key role in boosting Dubai's economic growth, with a 12% contribution to the emirate’s foreign trade in 2019, compared to 11.2% in 2018, out of a total trade value of AED 1.37 trillion recorded last year. This came as a direct result of the incentives and business facilitation services provided by DAFZA that have enhanced the attractiveness of the free zone to foreign investors.   DAFZA's foreign trade exceeded AED164 billion in 2019, compared to AED146 billion in 2018, with a 12.6% ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Remains Committed to Activating Public-private Sector Partnership to Deal With Global Challenges

    • Dubai Chamber meets Business Groups and Councils to evaluate economic landscape and to focus on building economic competitiveness  • Buamim: The economic incentive package is reflective of our wise leadership’s commitment to the interest of the investors and to support the business community in the face of global challenges    Dubai, UAE:  His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, affirmed that the Chamber is committed to strengthening the partnership of public and private sectors to face global challenges and enhance the competitiveness of the business environment in the emirate, keeping in mind that this partnership is strategic and fundamental to the role of the chamber as a representative and supporter of the interests of the business ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Presents 35 Businesses with CSR Label for Their Efforts in H2 2019

     Since its launch in 2010, the Label has been awarded to 413 organisations by Dubai Chamber    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2020:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 35 companies and organisations with its Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the second half of 2019.   The Chamber organised a ceremony at its headquarters to highlight these companies’ outstanding performance in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In total, the Chamber has honoured 413 organisations since the Label was launched in 2010.   Demonstrating their commitment to CSR and  benefits they gain from applying for the Label, many of the entities honoured at the ceremony have received the Dubai Chamber CSR Label before, namely, Qurum Business Group accepted the award for the ninth ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance Announces Winners of the 22nd Cycle of Its Annual Award

    The Award featured 114 winners in the local and gulf categories   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 March 2020:   The Board of Trustees of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance chaired by H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, announced the results of the 22nd Cycle of the Foundation’s Awards. The Award featured a total of 114 distinguished winners from the education sector, with 95 winning the local competitions and 19 winning the GCC competitions. The winners will be honoured at the end of April 2020 at the closing awards ceremony to be held at the Dubai World Trade Center. The 22nd cycle of the award, received 420 entries. The entries were evaluated by 53 judging committees during the period between December 2019 and February 2020.The ......read more

    3 UAE Researchers Get AED 7.5 Million Grant From UAE Ministry of Education for Project on Updating Mathematics Curriculum

    The winning project focuses on integrating numerical computing content into math courses Dubai, March 8, 2020: A group of three UAE researchers, including Dr. Firuz Kamalov of Canadian University Dubai (CUD), have been awarded the Collaborative Research Program Grant 2019 by the UAE Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, for their proposal on updating the current mathematics curriculum at university and high school level. The grant amount is AED 7.5 million spread over 3 years.  The Ministry launched the Collaborative Research Program Grant in 2019 with the goal of ‘building research teams of scale, focusing on an integrated research program capable of applying scientific excellence to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the UAE,’ according to its website.  Only 4 out of 238 ......read more

    Aster Volunteers and Emirates NBD take to Al Qudra Desert for Green Choices Clean Up Initiative

    Dubai, UAE, 08 March 2020:   Aster Volunteers and Emirates NBD employees joined hands to clean up plastic wastes from Al Qudra Desert. The initiative saw 181 participants gather to remove up to 79 bags of harmful waste from the area for the benefit of the desert’s natural habitat.  Al Qudra desert is popular among UAE residents for desert trips and overnight camping. However, disposable waste which are often left behind can have a negative impact on the surrounding greenery and wildlife. It is said that almost 50% of the camel deaths in UAE are caused due to consumption of plastic waste.   “Our relationship with the ecosystem is symbiotic and it is important to ensure that we treat our planet with care. Our Green Choices initiative is aimed at creating a sustainable environment that not only ......read more

    Women Run 31% of Companies in Ajman Free Zone

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates (March 8, 2020):   A recent audit revealed that 31% of the companies currently trading in Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) have been founded by women.       Striking a gender balance among employees is a crucial goal for AFZ especially in line with the UAE Gender Balance Council’s vision which seeks to reduce the gender gap across all government sectors as well as enhance the UAE’s ranking in global reports regarding gender equality. In celebration of International Women’s Month, AFZ announced the inaugural launch of the #SheCanBe campaign which highlights the accomplishments and stories of female entrepreneurs and employees in the Free Zone. The month-long social media campaign aims to inspire other women to take the step to start their own businesses. A variety of ......read more

    Emirates Post Announce the Winners of Its PO Box Campaign

     The UAE’s leading postal and express provider launched a competition to encourage the renewal of customer postal box subscriptions   Dubai - United Arab Emirates, 08 March 2020: Emirates Post has announced the winners of their PO Box campaign that aimed to encourage customers to rent a new mailbox or renew their existing subscriptions. Due to the high demand, Emirates Post has extended the terms of the postal box rentals until the end of March 2020.  The electronic prize draw took place at Emirates Post Group headquarters. In attendance were: Mr. Yousuf Mohamed Siddiq Alkhaja, Executive Director of the Retail Sector at Emirates Post, Mr. Rashed Huraiz Al Falasi, Executive Director of Retail Operations at Emirates Post, and Mr. Fathallah Abdullah, Senior Representative at the Department of Economic ......read more

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    Ministry of Economy & Arizona State University sign MoU in the field of innovation

    MoU aims to develop entrepreneurship, innovation and support SMEs Al Mansoori: MoU covers a group of priority sectors in the country's economic policy Abu Dhabi, 24 February 2020: The Ministry of Economy has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arizona State University (ASU) in the field of innovation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The MoU was signed by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, and Dr. Michael M. Crow, President of Arizona State University. The MoU forms part of the Ministry’s efforts to develop international ......read more

    Emirates Post Launches the 49th Universal Postal Union's (UPU) Annual Letter Writing Competition for Young People

    Deadline for submission is 31 March 2020 Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2020 – Emirates Post announced that participants can now start sending their submissions for the 49th UPU annual letter writing competition for schoolchildren aged between 10 and 15 years, under the new 2020 inspirational theme “Write a message to an adult about the world we live in”.  Organized by Emirates Post as part of the United Postal Union’s global initiative, a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post, the prestigious competition aims to encourage ......read more

    Ministry of Economy & Dubai Customs inaugurate first International Innovation Forum

    Forum to feature 40 innovative projects & host discussions in connection with UAE Innovation Month Dubai, 23 February 2020: The inaugural edition of the International Innovation Forum, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Economy and Dubai Customs in connection with the UAE Innovation Month, opened today (Sunday, February 23, 2020) at the Ministry of Economy in Dubai. The forum aims to provide a periodic platform for innovators and inventors from inside and outside the country to interact with the relevant authorities from research centers, business incubators and private sector ......read more

    First International Innovation Forum Kicks Off (Sunday 23 Feb 2020)

    Dubai – 22 Feb 2020: The activities of the First International Innovation Forum kick off Sunday 23 February 2020 and continues until 27th February. The event is organized by Dubai Customs and the Ministry of Economy as part of the UAE Innovation Month activities. It is the biggest platform where creative people and innovators from different nationalities and backgrounds gather under one roof to showcase their innovations in different sectors including education, and the government and private sectors.   The first International Innovation Forum, which takes place at the ......read more

    The 8th Annual Charity Marathon to Kick Off Tomorrow

    Sharjah, February 21, 2020: Under the theme “Time to Work”, the 8th annual charity marathon, organized by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), will kick off tomorrow Saturday at 3:00 pm along Al Mamzar beach until Al Qasba Roundabout in Sharjah. The event aims to raise community awareness of arthritis, encourage sports and physical activity, and shed light on the innovative community initiatives organized by FOAP to enhance awareness of health and sports activities, and to mobilize ......read more

    Emirates Post Issues Set of Commemorative Stamps for the New Logo for People of Determination in Cooperation with the Ministry of Community Development

    Symbolizing transition from stillness to independence and self-determination 50,000 commemorative stamps will be available at all Emirates Post Central Happiness Centres starting Thursday, 20th February 2020   • Nasser Ismail:  In line with UAE’s national vision, the Ministry of Community Development is committed to improve the lives of people of determination as part of our social development objectives  • Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram: The UAE made a lot of progress in its efforts to achieve the full integration of people of determination ......read more

    HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Visits Dubai Sports Council

    DSC Chairman thanks HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid for entrusting him with the responsibility of overseeing Dubai’s sports sector   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his gracious patronage of the sports sector and for entrusting him with the responsibility of leading Dubai Sports Council. HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed was ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Highlights the Competitive Advantages of the UAE FDI Law

    Chamber organised introductory workshop on FDI developments in collaboration with Clyde & Co. Dubai, UAE – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) organised a workshop titled ‘Key Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment’, to help the private sector to understand the key aspects of UAE FDI Law. Organised in collaboration with international law firm Clyde & Co, the workshop raised awareness about the FDI Law and focused on other important issues like regulations on foreign ownership in the UAE, corporate structuring for foreign investors, economic ......read more

    Dubai Cares Donates 2,000 Books to Wanna Read? Initiative to Instill the Habit of Reading Among Children in UAE Hospitals

    Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has donated 2,000 books to the UAE’s Wanna Read? initiative as another step in its efforts to promote the culture of reading within the UAE community. Through this partnership, Wanna Read? will distribute the books to pediatric wards at hospitals across the UAE. The books, which comprise of a variety of titles including novels, history and science, will entertain and educate children to help them through the healing and rehabilitation process.  The 2,000-book ......read more

    Upfield Unveils New Plant-Based Products and Spreads Awareness of Nutritional Benefits

    The world’s largest producer of plant-based products showcases new range of 100% dairy free plant-based Flora Plant Cream and Flora Plant Butter at Gulfood 2020 Celebrated Chef Marwan Abi Daoud urges kitchen professionals to proactively explore nutritional benefits of plant-based ingredients Dubai, 18 February 2020: With an increasing number of regional consumers demanding plant-based food products and a growing class of environmentally aware consumers, Upfield, the world’s largest producer of plant-based products, has unveiled a range of plant-based products and new cooking ......read more

    Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Celebrates 60 Years of Nation Building by Renewing Its Commitment to the UAE's Ongoing Development

    Multidivisional conglomerate includes 27 different companies across a broad range of verticals and over 370 different international brands   February 18, 2020 – Dubai:   Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), the leading Dubai-based multidivisional conglomerate, has marked its 60th anniversary in 2020. The Group has focused its long-established legacy of nation building on the Government of Dubai’s Industrial Strategy 2030 to make the emirate an international hub for knowledge-based, innovative and sustainable industrial activities.  ESAG’s present ......read more

    Registration is Now Open for Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally in Malawi

    • 15 volunteers will travel to lay foundation for a school in an underprivileged community • Applications can be made through the UAE Volunteers Platform until 24 February     Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the return of its Volunteer Globally initiative to Malawi from June 6 to 15, 2020. Interested volunteers can apply today through the UAE Volunteers Platform.   This year’s edition will see 15 volunteers travel to a remote village in Malawi to ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Honours Top-performing Trading Companies

    • A total of 112 companies have been awarded under Exporter of the Month since the launch of the initiative • Member companies recognised for exceptional export performance at recent ceremony    Dubai, UAE: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted its Exporter of the Month ceremony at its head office where four member companies were recognised for outstanding trade performance during last four months of 2019.   Including the most recent honourees, at total of 112 companies have been awarded under Exporter of the Month since the launch of ......read more

    Sheikh Khaled Al Qasimi Honors Winners of Sharjah Excellence Award 2019

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

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

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

    Industrial Plant Sustainability and Profitability in the New Digital Economy

    It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency. Since Industry uses about one third of all energy consumed in the world, we have a big role in reducing global emissions now and into the future. As our CEO and Chairman Jean Pascal Tricoire said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we have the technology and the means to do it, we just need to work together to achieve it.   Corporate sustainability makes good business sense. Environmental sustainability improves operational performance, attracts revenue from socially ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

    Book sheds light on how culture and innovation is shaping sustainable cities of the future Abu Dhabi, 10th February 2020 - The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today launched a book with leading sustainable educators and researchers, Pomeroy Academy. The book accompanies the 10th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), which is taking place for the first time in the Arab region this week until 13th February. Developed by Pomeroy Academy, and edited by its founder, award-winning architect, academic and television presenter, Professor Jason Pomeroy, the book, entitled ......read more

    Union Coop to Support Dubai Autism Center

    Union Coop to Contribute towards the Provisions of Health and Humanitarian Services to Dubai Autism Center Patients    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Autism Center, which comes within the framework of activating corporate social responsibility by supporting local humanitarian and social institutions, programs and projects.  The MoU was signed by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Director of Operations division, Union Coop, on behalf ......read more

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

      ● AED 7.9 million (USD 2.1 million) awarded to 4 research proposals in Education in Emergencies ● Call for applications in 3rd round received 63 proposals from practitioners and academics in 4 languages   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has awarded a total of AED 7,986,920 (USD 2,174,199) to four research proposals, under its Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed) research envelope. E-Cubed was launched in September 2016 on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February, 2020: Ahmed Omran, Vice President of Corporate Communications, received an award of appreciation from the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) for Yahsat’s participation in the 4th edition of National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival. Coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month, the event was held to foster a scientific temper among young Emiratis. Members of Yahsat Youth Council participated in various activities, including interactive workshops, space-related talks and games.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

    The Tenth World Urban Forum Carries Out Five Assemblies

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

    Dubai Customs Launches Official Page on Linkedin

    Dubai – 08 Feb 2020:  Dubai Customs launched its official page on Linkedin to connect with clients, employees, and the LinkedIn community. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih launched the organization’s page on the globally recognized professional platform with the aim of empowering the organization to engage the world’s professional community and attract more talents in preparation for the next 50 years. The launch ceremony was attended by Rajaii Al Khadem, President of Linkedin Middle East and North Africa and a number of senior officials in ......read more

    Dubai Customs Fully Prepared for UAE Innovation Month 2020

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

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

    Sharjah, February 6, 2020:  HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Thursday, inaugurated the 3rd edition of the East Coast Marine Environment Festival which takes place at the Kalba Corniche Park.   The three-day event is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in cooperation with Kalba Municipality, Sharjah Marine Sports Club, Kalba Fishermen's Association, Kalba Ladies Club, and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. The event is featuring several live shows, heritage ......read more

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

    Men's Heritage Walk begins on 7 February   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2020:   Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the sixth Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) came to close on 4 February at a ceremony held at the Cultural Foundation, in the presence of participants and their families. Sixty women from 24 nationalities hiked a 120 km journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain on foot, which took them five days. The “Sand Sisters”, as they call themselves, annually embark on this ......read more

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

    • Ministry activates early warning system (Wareed system) across all its facilities • Wareed links patient data in 88 health facilities and contains an integrated database   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced today (Wednesday) it has developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.   The Ministry revealed that it has also activated an early warning system (Wareed system) across all its healthcare facilities to quickly identify individuals at higher risk of ......read more

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

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

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

    Sharjah, February 5, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 22nd edition of the National Career Exhibition will be held from February 9 to 11, 2020. The Career Fair is organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah in cooperation with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI.  A popular event amongst the Emirati youth, this career platform is offering employment opportunities for Emirati ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 05 February 2020:   Emirates Post Group held a two-day round table on remuneration issues for Universal Postal Union member countries in the Arab region on the 4th and 5th of February 2020 in cooperation with the UPU International Bureau (IB) and the Arab Permanent Postal Commission (APPC). As part of the Universal Postal Union’s technical assistance programme and regional development plan, the round table addressed several important issues related to remuneration in Arab countries. The postal remuneration system, also known as the terminal ......read more

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

    Dubai – 05 February 2020: Released figures from Dubai Customs showed that the Passenger Operations Department dealt with 208,812 flights coming to Dubai carrying 45,622,549 items of luggage in 2019. The Department also made 337 customs and 1832 criminal seizures including 1,222 drug seizures last year.  “Smooth traffic of passengers and luggage is a priority to us, and the Passenger Operations Department makes best use of advanced inspection systems and technologies to ensure satisfied passengers and secured airport,” said Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger ......read more

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

    • Walk for Education 2020 to be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Dubai Creek Park • Roaming performers, live music, and family-friendly entertainment to be featured at the event     Dubai, UAE, 4 February 2020: The Walk for Education, hosted by Dubai Cares, is back this year with an energetic, colorful, and carnival-like experience for all ages. The annual event encourages members of the UAE community to join together with family, friends, and colleagues to walk 3 kilometers (4,000 steps) in solidarity with millions of children and youths in developing ......read more

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

    Dubai-UAE: 04th February 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZ Council), headed the 14th meeting of the Council at its headquarters and reviewed the progress on building an electronic portal for free zone entities in Dubai. Among the other items reviewed were the status of the comprehensive geo-economic map of the emirate.   The Council recommended enhancing cooperation between Dubai’s free zones, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – ......read more

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

    Deadline to renew PO Box is 29 February 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 February 2020: Emirates Post is encouraging customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February 2020 to avoid additional costs by offering them the chance to win the latest iPhone 11. Individuals who renew their existing PO Box or subscribe for a new one before 29 February 2020 are automatically eligible to enter the electronic draw.  Customers can rent or renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.epg.gov.ae or the EPG Mobile Services app. A representative from ......read more

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

    • Dubai Cares crosses AED 1 billion in grants • 29 new programs rolled out in 2019 with 2 new countries added to the organization’s portfolio • Generous donations from various segments of society impacting the lives of children and youth globally  • 2,888 Dubai Cares volunteers completed more than 18,800 volunteering hours throughout 2019        Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2019:   Dubai Cares continued to strengthen its global presence and impact in 2019 by providing equitable access to quality education and learning ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Director General of Dubai Customs Tours Hatta Border Crossing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ministry of Health launches National Platform for Radiology and Pathology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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