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    Unite and Run to Help End Plastic Waste

    • adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021 • For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs • Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8     Dubai, May 18, 2021:   Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the Oceans once again.   From May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans returns for a fourth year, continuing its commitment more

    The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Continues to Implement Plans to Protect Al Wathba Fossil Dunes

    To protect Abu Dhabi Emirate’s natural heritage and promote sustainable eco-tourism Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2021: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) continues to implement a comprehensive plan to develop and protect Al Wathba Fossil Dunes, which includes developing the site’s infrastructure, services and tourism facilities and work to declare the site as a natural reserve to protect the emirate’s natural heritage and encourage eco-tourism. Fossil dunes are outcrops of lightly cemented, cross-bedded dune sands, formed by the precipitation of calcium carbonate and other salts from ground water during the glacial period. The formations in the Al Wathba area derive their shape from the interaction between wind force and sediment supply. Her Excellency Dr. Sheikha Salem Al Dhaheri, EAD's Secretary-General said: more

    WFP Provides Immediate Support to Families Caught Up in Gaza Emergency

    May 18, 2021:   WFP has started providing emergency assistance for more than 51,000 people in north Gaza in response to rising humanitarian needs among families affected by the recent escalation of conflict in the  impoverished strip. Working alongside its partners, WFP is providing cash support which will benefit both people who now need  assistance for the first time and people who were already receiving WFP assistance but have had to leave their belongings behind and go and stay with friends or family elsewhere.  “For people who have lost or fled their homes, one of the most pressing needs at the moment is food. The quickest and most effective way we can provide support is with cash, in the form of e-vouchers. Food is available for the time being and many local shops are still open, more

    Dubai Municipality Strengthens Community Awareness on Reducing Waste Production

    Dubai, 10 May 2021: Since the beginning of the month of Ramadan, Dubai Municipality launched a community awareness campaign, “Shop smart and reduce your waste” to raise awareness on the importance of community contribution in reducing waste production in general and adopting many sustainable environmental methods and ideas while shopping as well as at home, thus enhancing the values of the culture of rationalizing consumption, sustainability and reducing food waste percentages during the days of the holy month.   The campaign "Shop smart and reduce your waste" comes within the community awareness plan in the field of sustainable waste management, which aims to promote the spread of a culture of reducing waste production and following the best sustainable practices, both by individuals and the more

    Emirates Literature Foundation's Kateb Maktub Team named Wikimedians of UAE User Group

    • Initiative to give visibility to Arab authors drives 320% increase in Arab author pages on Wikipedia       10 May, 2021, Dubai, UAE: Following spectacular results in driving visibility of Arab authors on Wikipedia, the Emirates Literature Foundation’s Kateb Maktub team today steps up to replace the previous UAE Wikimedia User group.    Emirates Literature Foundation created Kateb Maktub to give visibility to Arab literature. Since its launch in December 2020, it has rapidly gained momentum with Arab author pages on Wikipedia increasing by 320%, or 4,800 pages. In contrast, the 12 months between September 2019 and August 2020, there were only 100 new Arab author pages created.    As the official User Group for the UAE, Kateb Maktub will be able to accelerate the more

    Department of Municipalities and Transport in cooperation with Modon deliver seven mosques in Abu Dhabi for the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments

    - Delivery of the mosques coincide with the holy month of Ramadan –    Abu Dhabi, May 10,2021:  The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), in cooperation with Modon Properties (Modon), announced the delivery of seven mosques in various locations across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra including Abu Dhabi island, Al Shamkha, Shakhboot, Jebal Hafeet, Al Amira South, and Al Sila city to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, during the holy month of Ramadan.    DMT commented saying: “The Department of Municipalities and Transport is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all residents in line with the vision of our wise leadership. The mosques were developed as a part of our plan to introduce 20 new mosques in the capital to support our vision of a more

    Danube Home-Dubai Pledges to Donate 10% of its Profits Towards COVID Relief in India

    Danube Home, a part of Dubai-based multi-billion dollar diversified Danube Group, will donate 10% of its profits from its Dubai Store sales for the month of May for COVID  humanitarian aid in India. Dubai, 08, May 2021:  Danube Group, a Dubai-based multi-billion dollar diversified business conglomerate, has risen up to contribute towards COVID relief efforts in India. Danube has announced to donate 10% of its group company Danube Home’s Dubai profits from its sales for the month of May which run into crores to mitigate COVID pains in India. The relief initiative will be handled by Danube Home Foundation, through which customers too will be urged to contribute towards this noble cause. Danube Home will primarily be donating to oxygen provider agencies as well as the NGOs in Mumbai, the city from where the more

    Dubai Customs Enhances Cooperation with Trademark Owners to Protect Intellectual Property in Post Covid-19 Era

    Dubai – 7 May 2021: Dubai Customs’ IPR Department organized a virtual meeting with the trademark owners to discuss ways to boost cooperation between the two sides, and any future shared projects and initiatives.   From Dubai Customs, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department, Noura Ahmed, Manager of IP Recording  Section, Mohammed bin Nasir, Manager of IP Dispute Section, Eng. Saeed bin Faris, Team Leader, and Samiha Hasan Albloushi, IP Officer attended the meeting.  Malik Hanouf, CEO of Brand Owners' Protection Group and representatives of 29 legal services and law offices represented the other side.   Ozair reaffirmed the importance of effective communication between the Government and private sector to exchange knowledge and expertise in how best to protect the rights more

    Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2021 Achieves High Sales Amid Wonderful Festive Atmosphere

    Sharjah, May 4, 2021:  "We are extremely happy with the overwhelming success and the positive atmosphere Sharjah Ramadan Nights is witnessing since its launch," with these words, a group of shopping mall officials expressed their satisfaction with the increasing sales and revenue volume that have been achieved so far. Jamal Bu Zinjal, General Coordinator of the Festival, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), said: "The SCCI spares no effort to achieve its mission, vision, and strategic goals in order to regulate the economic life in the emirate, support its business community and achieve prosperity for its various sectors at all levels.” "From this perspective, we've been keen over the last 3 decades to organize this event along with other distinguished more

    UAE Ministry of Economy Working on New Legislation to Include 10 New Sectors to the Commercial Companies Law

    National service requirement cancelled since April 1, as announced by HE Abdullah Al Saleh during seventh annual Sharjah Economic Ramadan Majlis  Sharjah, May 03, 2021:  HE Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry has revealed that a landmark legislation in the Commercial Companies Law, which allows 100 percent foreign ownership of onshore companies in the UAE, is in its final stages of formation. The legislation will enable investors and business in 10 new sectors of strategic importance to come under the purview of the law, and the list sectors and the regulations associated with their entry into the local market will be announced by the UAE Cabinet soon.  Al Saleh added that the cancellation of the national service agent requirement came into force on April 1, more

    Dubai Customs Confirms Keenness to Boost Cooperation with Federal Government to Develop Foreign Trade

    Dubai – 02 May 2021:  His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade visited Dubai Customs to learn more about their latest projects and initiatives in facilitating foreign trade. He was received by H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, along with executive directors and heads of customs departments.  In the meeting, a detailed presentation was delivered on the development of foreign trade in Dubai and the role of Dubai Customs in achieving prosperity in trade through the delivery of the best services and facilities to businesses. The presentation also covered the methods Dubai Customs follow to combat dumping and protect foreign trade from its more

    Al Ansari Exchange Waives Fees for Cash Donations Sent to PM CARES Fund in India

    In Solidarity with the Indian Nation 01 May 2021 - Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has announced that it is waiving its fees, across all its branches, for donations transferred to India’s PM CARES Fund, a dedicated fund formed to strengthen the country's fight against COVID-19. The announcement was made as part of Al Ansari Exchange’s endeavors to stand in solidarity with the Indian people, as the country struggles with the ravaging coronavirus crisis. Rashed Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Al Ansari Exchange, said: “We are devastated to witness the worsening of the pandemic in India, but it is important for all our Indian colleagues and friends to know that they are not alone during this critical moment. To do our part and show our support, we more

    Aster Volunteers Partner with Al Shifa Hospital to set- up 50-bed Field Hospital in New Delhi

    The global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare would be supporting Human Welfare Trust, a non-profit Organisation that runs Al Shifa Multispecialty Hospital in New Delhi, to address the rising shortage of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients in the capital of India.   • The initiative being funded through Aster’s operations in Gulf countries would be investing Rs. 87 lakhs to set-up the field hospital which should be operational in two weeks. • This is in addition to 14 Aster Hospitals across 5 States in India that are actively fighting to serve as many Covid-19 patients as possible.  • Emergency quaternary care surgeries like transplants, cardiac and oncology surgeries for to be offered at 50% discounted rate for financially disadvantaged patients at Aster Hospitals in Kerala.   Dubai, 29 more

    Abu Dhabi Media to Air Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi's New Documentary: 'Our Sea....Our Future'

    Abu Dhabi, 29 April 2021: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has unveiled its new documentary: "Our Sea … Our Future," as a part of its ongoing cooperation with Abu Dhabi Media, the UAE’s leading public service broadcaster and media company. The documentary highlights the fisheries sector, which is an integral part of Abu Dhabi's heritage. The film illuminates the pressure that Abu Dhabi’s fisheries face, and the actions taken by EAD to contain the impacts of overfishing on the marine environment, with the aim of ensuring the recovery and renewal of the Emirate’s fish stocks.  The documentary will premiere in Ramadan on Emarat Channel on Saturday May 1st, 2021 at 09:30 p.m., and will be repeated again at 3:30 a.m. It will also be shown again on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, at 02:30 more

    Guinness Book of Records adds the biggest mosaic Emirati Flag

    National Food Product Company “NFPC” sponsors the largest mosaic flag of the UAE, aiming to collect contributions (& distribute) in support of needy families  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2021:  The National Food Product Company recently, silver sponsored the biggest mosaic Emirati Flag campaign. The outstanding piece of the mosaic was added to the Guinness World Records under “Nefsy’s” initiative during the 49th National Day of the United Arab Emirates. The campaign was conducted in collaboration with Emirati Red Crescent, the Government of Dubai, and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department. The initiative aimed at providing support due to the spread of COVID 19 and the reduction of the pandemic’s social and economic impact, through allocation of the families more

    Dubai Municipality to intensify inspection of pastry shops and bakeries ahead of Eid

    Dubai, 28 April 2021:  During the period leading up to Eid Al Fitr, Dubai Municipality will intensify inspection campaigns on food establishments, especially confectionery shops, roasteries, bakeries, sweets and chocolate factories, and popular kitchens. Sultan Ali Al Taher, Head of Food Inspection Section at Dubai Municipality, said the intensified campaigns aim to ensure that during the preparation, making, storage, display and transportation processes these establishments apply the best practices that prevent contamination of these products, especially cross-contamination with workers and equipment. He said the Food Inspection Section has prepared some hygiene requirements and awareness-raising measures for the public to ensure and guarantee the safe handling of the most commonly used food during the holy month of more

    Frontline Heroes Office launches Higher Education Scholarship program for Frontline Heroes and their Children

    Under the Direction of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Support Frontline Workers   •        Nahyan Bin Mubarak: “We are proud of the frontline heroes’ efforts and dedication to the safety of the UAE’s community” •        Sultan Bin Tahnoon: “We strive to repay the sacrifice of these heroes who work tirelessly to protect our community” Abu Dhabi, 28 April, 2021: In line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of the Frontline Heroes Office, to support frontline workers and implement short and long-term solutions, the Frontline Heroes Office has announced a Higher Education Scholarship Program. Supported by more

    Dubai Municipality wins Green Design Award

    for the environmentally friendly parking building project at Garhoud Dubai, 26 April 2021:  Dubai Municipality has won first place in the International Architecture Award in the Green Good Design category for the car parking building project in Garhoud.  The parking building that consists of a ground floor and five additional floors, built on an area of 7,539 square meters, is strategically located near a group of important government facilities such as the Personal Status Court, the RTA building in Garhoud and the Dubai Municipality building in Garhoud, in addition to a group of neighboring schools. The award is organized by the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum represented by the Museum of Architecture and Design. The Green Design Award monitors the most more

    Emirati Women take on Science and Tech Roles

    April 26, 2021:  When Nora Al Matrooshi was selected to join the United Arab Emirates space programme, she became the Arab world's first woman astronaut. Her selection – alongside male compatriot Mohammed Al Mulla – echoes the UAE's focus on gender equality and equal opportunities. The country continues to incorporate more women into technology sectors, expanding their role as they gain recognition for their contributions. Casting off stereotypes Over the last five decades, the traditional image of a male-dominated society has changed steadily, with growing numbers of women involved in all aspects of the nation's development. But steps to ensure equality to accelerated in recent years. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, the UAE climbed 48 places over more

    Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) Honors Union Coop

    Union Coop was honored for its supports towards the initiatives managed by the foundation  Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2021:  The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ was honored by Dubai Foundation for Women and Children for its extended support towards the initiatives managed by the foundation. The honoring ceremony was held at the office of ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’ located in Al Awir, Dubai.  Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Dept. at Union Coop received the honors from ‘Shaikha Saeed Almansouri’ – the Acting Director General, DFWAC, in the presence of Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Senior Communication Section Manager, Union Coop, Mrs. Ghaya Sultan Alhabtour - Manager of Corporate Communication and Partnerships, DFWAC, and more

    Abu Dhabi Hazardous Materials Management Team Marks Five Years of Keeping the Emirate Safe

    Abu Dhabi - 19, April 2021:  In line with Abu Dhabi government’s efforts to impose strict control on hazardous materials and provide the highest degree of protection for the society and environment, Abu Dhabi Hazardous Materials Management Team (AD-HMMT) have successfully implemented its strategy and executive plan, to help manage hazardous resources in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The strategy and executive plan approved by the Security, Justice and Safety Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, was successfully implemented through-out a five-year period.  AD-HMMT, which includes 28 entities representing multiple government authorities and federal agencies, has implemented all projects and programs of the executive plan of the total of 48 since it was formed in 2015.   Since the formation of the more

    53 Food Establishments Shut Down in Dubai in Q1

    Dubai, 18 April 2021:  Dubai Municipality has closed down 53 food establishments during the first quarter of this year, all of them due to violating the Covid-19 protocols. Inspection campaigns are on in Ramadan, to ensure that food establishments meet the requirements for transporting, storing, preparing and displaying food products and materials. Sultan Al Taher, Head of Food Inspection Section in the Municipality said that the Municipality officials conducted 13,775 inspection visits to food establishments during the first quarter of 2021, to ensure compliance with the precautionary measures for Covid-19 and the visits confirmed that 12,438 food establishments were complying with the food safety requirements. He said that while 53 food outlets were closed during the first quarter, 1,133 other establishments were served more

    Choithrams Supports MSF to bring Hope to more than 20,000 Women in Malawi this Ramadan

    Early intervention will help manage high mortality rate of cervical cancer patients in the Southern African country   Date: Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2021:  Dubai’s popular supermarket chain Choithrams supports 1999 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)’s efforts to bring comprehensive medical care to thousands of cervical cancer patients in Malawi. The collaboration will provide much-needed relief for many women suffering from cancer in the Southern African country by providing timely intervention to a disease that is preventable, detectable, and treatable in the early stage.    Every year, over 4,163 women are estimated to develop cervical cancer. As one of the poorer southern African countries, with around 70% of the population estimated to be living with less than 1.90 dollars more

    The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Begins Planting Al-Sarh Trees Within Their Natural Habitats in Abu Dhabi

    In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan,   Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2021:  In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), to propagate and preserve the local Al-Sarh tree, EAD has begun planting seedlings of this plant species. As a pilot, 25 seedlings were planted within the boundaries of Jebel Hafit National Park. This project is part of the agency’s programme to conserve and propagate important and threatened native plant species. The Al-Sarh tree, which is considered among the local trees that support biodiversity and add beauty to the wild environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is also one of the rarest plant species in the UAE, as more

    Ramadan Nights 2021 to Kick Off on April 22

    Sharjah, April 18, 2021:  Here's Ramadan Nights once again is set to deliver the finest shopping experience to Sharjah residents and visitors during the holy month of Ramadan. Scheduled to be held from April 22 to May 8, the 17-day mega Ramadan shopping and entertainment event will offer fantastic deals and amazing discounts on a wide range of products by leading retailers of the country. Ramadan Nights 2021, which is organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah, is an integral part of the larger Sharjah Ramadan Festival, organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) and features great deals on fashion, sports equipment, handicraft products, artefacts, home appliances, food, and traditional Emirati dishes. “Over the past years, Ramadan Nights has established itself as one of the most prominent more

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    Abu Dhabi, 17 May 2021: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) grew by 44.2 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019 and reached to a total of USD 19.88 billion. The positive results come amidst the reeling impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the volume of global investment and trade and on the world economy in general.  The increase brought the cumulative balance of FDI inflows to about USD 174 billion, achieving a growth of 12.9 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.  The investments included all sectors and economic activities, with more

    Dubai Government Workshop launches several initiatives celebrating the holy month of Ramadan

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    SLC discusses implementation of contractual obligations during an emergency with participation of 57 local government entities

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    Ministry of Economy begins implementation of inspection plan to ensure DNFBP sector's compliance with anti-money laundering & combating terrorism financing regulations

    Implementation of the plan coincides with the expiry of extended grace period Abu Dhabi, 27 April 2021: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced that it has begun the implementation of its inspection plan targeted at establishments belonging to the Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBP) category to ensure their compliance with the anti-money laundering and combating terrorism financing regulations. These establishments are required to register in the government regulations approved for countering money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism before the end more

    Dubai Customs Completes 5M Transactions in Q1, 2021, Growing 20%

    99.6% of transactions completed online  Dubai – 17 April 2021:  Dubai Customs completed 5 million transactions in Q1 this year, according to latest figures. This is equivalent to double the number of transactions in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, and 20% more than Q1 2020, in which 4 million transactions were completed.  “We will target new international markets and attract more foreign investments to achieve Dubai vision of raising trade to 2 trillion dollars in the next 5 years following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al more

    Dubai Customs Displays Experience in Developing Creative Services to Saudi Customs

    17 April 2021:  Dubai Customs highlighted its experience in developing disruptive customs systems and services, in a virtual meeting with officials from the Saudi Customs.  The meeting aimed at exchange of knowledge between the two customs departments, and exploring more cooperation. From the Saudi Customs, Bandar Al Balawi and Abdul Rahman Khalaf Technology Department, Ibrahim Al Shaia, Security Affairs Department and Musaid Al Sudairi, Revenue Department, attended the meeting.    Falah Khalil Al Sammak, Senior Manager of DXB Terminal 2  welcomed the more

    The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure hosts the 5th Arab Water Forum Under the Auspices of the League of Arab States

    Convened by the Arab Water Council, the 5th edition of the Arab Water Forum will examine the critical water security issues in the Arab World –to be participated by Ministers, Under-Secretaries, Government officials, private businesses and water technology experts to find innovative solutions Date: Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 14, 2021 The 5th Arab Water Forum (AWF5) will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi from September 21 to 23, 2021, it was announced.  More than 800 high-level participants including Government Ministers and Undersecretaries representing 22 more

    DLD Issues 4,202 New Real Estate Permits in 2020

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    Dubai Chamber Achieves 100% Smart Transformation of Core Services

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    31st Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2021 Kicks Off Today

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    Dubai Customs Broadcasts Jimruq Program in Ramadan through Al Oula and Dubai Quran Radio

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    Ministry of Economy extends deadline for DNFBPs' registration in anti-money laundering regulations until 30 April

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    Mohammed bin Rashid Launches ‘100 Million Meals' to Provide Food Support in 20 Countries

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    UAE Landmarks Light Up in Green to Celebrate the Commercial Operations of Unit 1 of the Barakah Plant

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    Dubai Abattoirs get ready for Ramadan with Smart Services

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    Dubai Municipality's Systems and Projects win British Safety Council Awards

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    Malabar Gold & Diamonds Pledges Over 1.1 Million Meals this Ramadan as a part of the CSR Initiatives

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    Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award Continues to Receive Nomination Files

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    Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology partners with Emirates Development Bank to boost industrial growth with AED30 billion financial stimulus

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