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    Corona Virus: A Curious Guide for Courageous Kids

    Art Jameel teams up with science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to produce a bilingual free guide for children      Dubai, United Arab Emirates  | March 31, 2020 – Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today releases Corona Virus: A curious guide for courageous kids the first bilingual (Arabic/English) free guide on the health crisis for children. It is produced in collaboration with the science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to encourage responsibility, curiosity, creativity and positivity in the younger generations, in light of the current challenges faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide is available online now and is free to download for ......read more

    Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi launches new incentives for AFZ companies

    Ajman Free Zone has more than 8,000 companies and more than 30,000 investors     Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 30, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), issued a decision to introduce a package of economic incentives for AFZ, China Mall, and its affiliates. The aim is to alleviate the economic effects the world is experiencing today and its implications for business.   These incentives include several features such as reducing and eliminating certain fines and fees, as well as adding new facilities. These will also serve the emirate's economy and will ensure the continuity of businesses of all sizes.   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi expressed his keen desire to create a business environment in the Free Zone that can ......read more

    Dubai Cares Joins UNESCO's Global Education Coalition to Provide a Unified Response to the Need for Distance Learning for All Children and Youth Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has joined the UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response to help countries find solutions for distance learning in order to minimize educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global coalition, which is a multi-sector partnership, brings together international organizations, private sector and civil society to fast-track advice on technology, pedagogy and content to allow countries to set up digital learning solutions, in order to provide children and youth an alternative to school.   As a member of UNESCO's global Futures of Education initiative’s Advisory Board, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares initiated strong advocacy to act in a ......read more

    Lootah BCGas and Dubai Chamber Announce AED 15 Million Covid-19 Support Programme

    Initiative will support more than 50,000 homes and nearly 500 businesses in UAE    • Lootah: We are keen to be part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s strategy to support business continuity and stimulate the national economy • Buamim: This is a timely initiative that reflects the contribution of the private sector as a partner in Government’s efforts to meet the current challenges • The programme offers discounts of up to 20% on the cost of gas consumption   Dubai, UAE, 29/03/2020: Lootah BCGas, a subsidiary of S.S. Lootah Group, the leading provider of gas utility and infrastructure services in the United Arab Emirates, announced a Covid-19 support programme worth AED 15 million in cooperation with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The programme aims ......read more

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Customs launches Cross Border e-Commerce platform

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Chamber Launches 5th Cycle of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

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

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

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

    Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Center Concludes Cooperation Agreements with the Scandinavian States

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:23 /1  /2020: Ibrahim Shawki Gohar, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Chairman Center met yesterday Sven Otto Littorin, former Minister of Labour in Sweden, and Adviser of the Minister of Labour and Social Development in Saudi Arabia at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Secretary General briefed the delegate with the goals and responsibilities of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration  Center; the meeting also discussed the way of reinforcing the cooperation between the ......read more

    29,954 beneficiaries of Islamic Culture Centres in 2019

    With a 150% increase there were   Dubai, 22 January 2020: The Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that there were 29,954 beneficiaries of Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres in 2019 - an increase of 150% compared to 2018. As many as 1,763 students - in both centres - were females, according to the department’s statistics.    Hamda Ahmed Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes, applauded the lecturers, employees, and all ......read more

    New national brand logo to bring UAE's global image to new heights, says veteran PR practitioner

    The new brand vision to attract more tourists, investors, trade partners, and best talents   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:    The new logo that will represent the unique and inspiring journey and values of the UAE and its people on the global stage to the world has been recently released. The project launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will ......read more

    Dubai Customs to kick off 3rd UAE Customs Week with 30 events

    Dubai – 20 Jan 2020:   Under the title "Dubai Customs driving sustainability" Dubai Customs is geared up to launch its “3rd Dubai Customs Week" from 26th to 30th January. The event will focus on raising awareness around customs role in enhancing sustainability.  The activities will kick off with a celebration of the International Customs Day, which is celebrated worldwide on 26th January every year. There will be 30 awareness activities, run by different customs departments in Dubai Customs, that target partners, clients and society at ......read more

    Commentary by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren on the Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys

    HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren Director General – Dubai Land Department At Dubai Land Department (DLD), we followed with unprecedented care the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys. We support and value the Dubai Executive Council's Government Excellence Program under the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. we would like to emphasize the constants that guide good leadership. We would like to affirm the constants that drive our wise ......read more

    Dubai Customs to host high-level panel discussions during the 5th WCO Global AEO Conference

    Leveraging cooperation and cross-border e-commerce among topics of discussion 19 January 2020. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Customs will host a series of high-level panel discussions during the 5th World Customs Organization (WCO) Global AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Conference in Dubai. Set to be held from March 10 to 12, 2020 at the Festival Arena, the conference, which is taking place in the Middle East for the first time, will be hosted by Dubai Customs in cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Federal Customs Authority. The event will feature key ......read more

    Tafawuq Facilities Management offers FM services to Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities

    As part of its CSR commitment to make a difference in society 19 January 2020 – Complementing one of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals; quality education, Tafawuq Facilities Management, a leading facilities management company in the UAE and a subsidiary of Eltizam Asset Management Group, has announced that it will offer FM support services to Al Noor Training Centre, an establishment that provides care and support to children with determination while nurturing their potential and independence. CSR is an important pillar under the company’s ‘Get Wonky’ ......read more

    Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ recently signed 2 memorandum of understanding with ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’, the first non-profitable authorized humanitarian organization that provides shelter and care in the UAE to the victims of domestic abuse, violence, child abuse and the victims of human trafficking. The first MoU states golden sponsorship for the World Day Campaign to reduce the violence against women and raise awareness about the issue, and the second concerns ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Hamdan honours 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadets during graduation ceremony

    Several top leaders, dignitaries & military attachés from various countries’ embassies attend the ceremony Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 16 January 2020:  The graduation ceremony of the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy officers was held recently in the presence of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The gala ceremony took place at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai. The ceremony began with the national anthem, followed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s inspection of the graduating officers’ row, ......read more

    Sharjah aims to entice more Northern European tourists via SCTDA's participation at Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 in Finland

    January 15, 2020: The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to work towards establishing a strong foothold in the Northern European tourism market. Efforts to draw in more visitors from the region will commence this year with its upcoming participation at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki, Finland. Set to take place from January 15 to 19, 2020, the latest edition marks the 2nd consecutive year that SCTDA will be joining the premier global travel event. In 2020, the Authority will showcase Sharjah’s range of diverse tourism offerings - from ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree placing Dubai government sports organisations under Dubai Sports Council's supervision

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed issues decree on the organization of sports institutions and sports events in the Emirate of Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:   In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, has issued Decree No. 1 of 2020 placing Dubai government sports organisations under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council. The Decree states that government sports organisations, including those established or annexed through a legislation, will be supervised by the Dubai ......read more

    1,248 beneficiaries of the Department of Students' Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture in 2019

    49 nationalities from 6 continents   Dubai, 13 January 2020:   Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 1,248 students, of 49 nationalities, from 6 continents, benefited from the courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs at the center in 2019. The center’s data indicated that students were between 9 to 72 years of age, which underscores the inclusive nature of the center’s courses.   Courses organised by the Department of ......read more

    Saud Al Mazrouei: 2020 budget highlights Sharjah's commitment to growth, development and progress

    Sharjah, 13 January 2020:    The Emirate of Sharjah is experiencing strong economic growth and moving strongly towards further development and progress, said HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE).   Al Mazrouei made his remarks on the occasion of approving the Emirate’s largest ever general budget on Sunday by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The director affirmed that Sharjah is progressing towards greater ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 Aims to Raise Funds to Improve Health and Well-being of 74,000 Syrian Refugees

    • Taking place on 23 January, 2020 at Emirates Palace • Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance • Held in benefit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon • UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Helena Christensen and UNHCR High Profile Supporter Kat Graham to attend     United Arab Emirates; January 12, 2020:   Following the success of the inaugural 2019 ball, Abu Dhabi based collective Sawtouna is hosting this year’s event with the aim of helping to ......read more

    Stage set for 16th SteelFab 2020 at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah, 11 January 2020:  Technology is set to take centre stage as the region’s premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry event gets ready to roll on Monday (Jan 13) at Expo Centre Sharjah. A trusted platform for the past 16 years, the four-day SteelFab 2020 will once again become a gateway for latest technology and innovations from across the world, besides serving as an important platform for the regional fabrication industry to meet, network and share experiences. More than 300 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their ......read more

    MoHAP Unveils its Visiting Consultants Program for January 2020

    Dubai, January 11, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, had recently announced its Visiting Consultants Program for the month of January 2020. An elite group of more than 23 consultants are visiting 10 of MoHAP’s hospitals to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services in accordance with the best international practices. The 10 hospitals are; Al Qasimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital (Sharjah), KhorFakkan Hosptial and Al Qasimi Hospital for Women & Children, Saqr Hospital & RAK Physiotherapy and Sports Medical Center in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba ......read more

    Creek Customs and Deira Wharfage Centers dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019

    Musabih:  Maritime sector is essential for the local economy Dubai – 08 January 2020: Figures released by Dubai Customs showed that the Creek Customs Center and Diera Wharfage Center have dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019 compared to 15,603 in 2018.   During his evening tour to the two centers, Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients have contributed significantly in facilitating traffic of vessels and speeding up the declaration process.  “At Dubai Customs we keep developing ......read more

    HBMSU signs MoU with Alexandria University to enrich smart learning system in Arab world

    Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: Our cooperation shows the deep-rooted and solid UAE-Egyptian relations Essam El-Kurdi: Alexandria University is keen on positioning the e-learning system as the future of education Mansoor Al Awar: We will continue to share our successful experiences in developing a system that transcends the boundaries of traditional education Agreement to help train teaching sector in smart learning and lifelong learning UAE, January 7, 2020- In the presence of H.E. Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan ......read more

    Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime explores ways to strengthen cooperation and coordination with Kazakhstan on road transport development

    Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ambassador in UAE visits FTA UAE, 6 January 2020 – H.E. Eng Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori General Director of the Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime (FTA) held a meeting recently with His Excellency Madiyar Menilbekov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates, at the FTA office in Abu Dhabi. H.E Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Al Khoori welcomed the Kazakh delegation and discussed FTA’s pioneering innovative projects and initiatives being implemented in accordance with the Authority’s regulatory ......read more

    Inaugural edition of Policeman's Carnival kicks off this Thursday

    Carnival to mark conclusion of pre-event activities held ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets Marking the conclusion of an array of pre-event activities organized by the Dubai Police Academy ahead of the graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th batch of cadets, the Academy will organize the first ‘Policeman Carnival’ of its kind, starting off this Thursday (January 9, 2020) running until January 15, 2020 at City Walk. Highlighting the role of Dubai Police in contributing to the happiness of the society and ......read more

    Tabreed increases its stake in Saudi Tabreed to 28%

    Saudi Tabreed commissions the 20,000 RT King Khalid International Airport plant   January 02, 2020:    The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, has acquired an additional 8 percent stake in Saudi Tabreed, its district cooling investment vehicle in Saudi Arabia held jointly by Vision Invest (formerly ACWA Holding), IDB Infrastructure Fund II of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and others, bringing its ownership up to 28 percent. Khaled Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, ......read more

    Exciting Discounts, Valuable Prizes, and Unprecedented Deals Await Visitors to Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020

    Sharjah, December 31, 2019: The new season of the Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in association with the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Municipality, and Sharjah Commerce &Tourism Development Authority, has kicked today Wednesday and will run until February 16. The eagerly-awaited event is featuring numerous activities and exciting discounts of up to 75%. This is in addition to raffle draws on valuable prizes offered by the shopping malls participating in the event. This year’s ......read more

    The World's Tallest Building Captivates the Globe with Spectacular New Year's Eve Show in Downtown Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:  Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa, wowed over 2 billion people across the globe with a breathtaking pyrotechnic show on the world’s tallest building to ring in 2020. In a mesmerising story, the Burj Khalifa transformed through animation, light, sounds and a synchronized fountain show taking viewers on a journey at the onset of a new decade.  Following the traditional 10 second digital countdown on the lit façade of Burj Khalifa, the clock struck midnight, signilling the Downtown Dubai skyline to be filled with a ......read more

    The Ups Foundation Flies Urgent Relief From UAE to Flood-stricken Somalia

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS), in collaboration with UNHCR, announces the delivery of close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from homes. The relief efforts and collaborations in Somalia are just the latest in UPS’s history of supporting communities in times of need. In 2018, UPS and The UPS Foundation responded to 29 major world disasters and invested $16 million in funding, in-kind, and technical support for ......read more

    2019 ends and 2020 begins on a high note with the opening of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah

    Dubai, 31 December 2019:   To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions on Monday at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   The new season of the annual heritage sport, held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, kicked off with the RC (remote controlled) airplane for the Sheikhs and General Public categories. In the hotly-contested Sheikhs category, ......read more

    Emirates Post issues special commemorative stamps to mark 110 years of postal services in the UAE

     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2019:   Emirates Post issued a series of distinctive commemorative stamps to celebrate 110 years of postal services in the country, which began with the opening of the first postal office in Dubai.  Commenting on this special issuance, HE Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “The Post’s history plays a prominent role in introducing the civilization as well as the cultural and social traditions of the country, and documenting with stamps the heritage and customs of its people ......read more

    Emirates Post encourages customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February

    Corporate PO Box can now be linked to Trade License  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019: Emirates Post has announced that customers can renew their PO Box subscriptions starting today and encourages them to do so before 29 February 2020. Customers can renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.epg.gov.ae or the EPG Mobile Services app. Customers have the opportunity as from now to subscribe for three years instead of one.  Customers living in a villa across the UAE, can choose MyHome and have their mail delivered once or ......read more

    Middle East chefs spread the word on the quality of European butter

    Dubai-based chefs Dima Hamati and Waseem Aleisa and Saudi Arabia-based chef Ahmad Fraijeh have had recipes using the finest French butter published in an exclusive industry recipe book.    29th December 2019:   Three Middle East-based chefs have been selected by CNIEL, The French Dairy Board, and the European Union to feature in a prominent recipe book, showcasing the depth in quality and taste of European butter. The recipe book, which comes in an easy to use magazine format, features advice, recipe suggestions using the finest European butter as well as a ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Unilever empower young eco-activists working towards a sustainable future

    • His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi urges youth and industry to change attitudes towards plastic consumption and waste management as the only viable solution to the plastic issue • Young activists present their expectations and recommendations to the brands and the companies behind them Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019 – Unilever Gulf organized a working session with 30 young environmental activists from various GEMS Education schools in Dubai and American University of Sharjah, where the activists shared their expectations and proposed solutions ......read more

    Voting for the UAE Nation Brand logo ends Dec.31

    7.2 million votes from all over the world  Voting campaign garnered 370 million social media views  UAE, India, US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Morocco, Canada, Algeria and Tunisia top the list of participating countries in the vote  Public vote to help plant millions of trees across the world  Voting is open online via www.nationbrand.ae until Dec. 31, in line with New Year’s Eve celebrations     Dubai, Dec. 28, 2019:  Voting for the logo of the UAE Nation Brand will continue until Dec. 31, marking the end of ......read more

    SCCI: The New Season of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 to Begin with the New Year

    Sharjah, December 28, 2019:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, said that the new season of “Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020” will begin on January 1 and run until 1 to February 16, 2020. This came during the coordination meeting held recently to follow up on the ongoing preparations, as part of the SCCI’s keenness on developing the promotions offered. Held at the SCCI headquarters, the meeting discussed the current arrangements and the organizational mechanisms followed by the organizational committee throughout the promotions duration to ......read more

    Learning Emirati tradition is more fun at Heritage Winter Camp

    Dubai, December 26, 2019:  To build their personality and learn more about local Emirati culture in a fun and engaging way, at least 75 young Emiratis – aged between 10-16 years old – were selected to participate in the second edition of Winter Camp, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Education.   The week-long winter camp for boys began on December 22 and will run until December 28 at a camel farm in Al Nakhra, Dubai. The girls’ winter camp, organised in cooperation with the Association of ......read more

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