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    Dubai Customs Celebrates “UAE Codes” with Five Events

    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Digital innovations enhance sustainable development  Dubai – 28 October 2021: In conjunction with the Programming Day, Dubai Customs is organizing five events on digital innovation and the role programming and coding can play in shaping the future.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has declared October 29 as a day that honors coders and programmers. It is the same day 20 years ago in which His Highness launched first e-government in the region and the Arab World (29 October 2001)  The day is a celebration of the role these professionals play in advancing the information technology sector in the UAE. The events will include a session titled “Programming and its role in digital transformation”, which will highlight the benefits of more

    EHS Launches Advisory Council for Representatives of Patients and their Families

    October 27, 2021:  As part of its eagerness to enhance the quality and safety of care in health facilities, the Emirates Health Services (EHS) has launched the advisory council for the representatives of patients and their families. Based on a comprehensive perspective, the move aims to consolidate the foundations of a new thinking in government work that adopts an integrated concept of quality of life, which contributes to achieving balance and readiness for future challenges. As an advisory body, the council's tasks are to improve the level of health care, enable various segments of society to contribute to enhancing the quality of health services, develop channels of communication with various segments of society, make proposals to improve patient experience and suggest policies, methodologies, and practices that more

    26th Edition of CABSAT Opened by His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information

    • CABSAT 2021 is the first in-person broadcast, satellite, and content event for two years • Evolving broadcast and media consumption habits forcing an industry rethink   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 26 October 2021: His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information has officially opened the 26th edition of CABSAT - the region’s first in-person satellite, broadcast, and content event in the past two years – at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today. His Highness was accompanied by several dignitaries, including His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), as he toured the event, which is hosting over 200 brands from 35 more

    Dubai Municipality prepares to Launch 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference

    Under the slogan, “Creative Solutions for Sustainable Food Systems” During 18-22 November 2021 Dubai, 25 October 2021:  Dubai Municipality is preparing to launch the 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC), which is going to be organized by the Municipality coinciding with Expo 2020, from 18 to 22 November 2021. The DIFSC will be held virtually this year under the slogan, “Creative Solutions for Sustainable Food Systems.” Participants can register through the link and view the conference activities.  The opening session of the conference will witness interactive discussions on enhancing the leadership of Dubai and the UAE in enabling food business operations in the Emirate of Dubai, in addition to holding a series of seminars that will be organized more

    Dubai Municipality Enhances Public Awareness on Maintaining Desert Area Cleanliness

    Dubai, 24 October 2021:  Dubai Municipality has launched “Our Desert is Beautiful” campaign, under the slogan, "Together, to sustain the cleanliness of desert areas," which will continue until March next year. The campaign is part of the Municipality’s annual plan for community awareness for all segments of the local community in the Emirate of Dubai in the field of sustainable waste management and maintaining the cultural and aesthetic appearance. The campaign aims to educate desert area visitors and to promote a culture of waste minimization and social responsibility towards the local environment. It includes several direct field awareness visits and the dissemination of awareness through electronic awareness through social networking sites on correct behaviors on how to safely dispose of barbecue more

    Dubai Government Human Resources (DGHR) Department joins 9th Annual GOV HR Summit, GCC's Leading Public Sector HR Event

    GCC’s biggest public sector knowledge-sharing platform for HR professionals is coming together once again, to discuss new trends and improve work standards post-pandemic.  Dubai, UAE - October 24, 2021:  QnA International, the organisers for the Annual GOV HR Summit have announced the support of Dubai Government Human Resources Department as the endorsing partner.  Dubbed the region’s key public sector human resource event, the GCC Gov HR Summit celebrates excellence for the 9th consecutive year. The 2021 annual will focus on the key issues faced during the pandemic and the emerging trends in the sector to adopt for elevated employee experience. A platform where HR professionals network and learn from, the summit encourages adopting emerging technologies like AI, VR, AR, and more, to stay ahead in the more

    Dubai as seen from Space by © Luca Parmitano ©ESA ©NASA

    October This is Dubai as seen from the Space: the picture was among those Italian and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano showed this week at Expo 2020 Dubai. Speaking at the Italian Pavilion during an event organized by the nation's Space Agency ASI, he commented on a number of views from the above highlighting the beauty and fragility of Planet Earth. (Picture:  © Luca Parmitano,  ©ESA,  ©NASA) more

    Hypermotion Dubai Advisory Member Ranks UAE among World's Highest Charging Station-to-Vehicle Ratios

    Dubai accounts for 80% of public charging stations underlying more awareness of EV infrastructure needed for fleet transitions   Dubai, UAE - October 23, 2021:   The UAE is leading the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the adoption of electric vehicles with its charging station to vehicle ratio among the world’s highest, according to a newly released whitepaper.   Produced by the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) MENA, the whitepaper says the UAE now boasts 240 grid-linked slow charging public stations - 80% of which are in Dubai.   The 24-page whitepaper - Electric Vehicles in the UAE: Challenges and Opportunities – and its five-point recommendations will be presented at Hypermotion Dubai 2021, the region’s first and only event to address major mobility transformation, more

    DLD: 5,762 Real Estate Sales Transactions worth AED 16.2 Billion in September 2021

     Highlights for September 2021 ● Highest Value of Sales Transactions in a month since December 2013 ● 56% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 44% were off-plan   Highlights for Q3 2021 ● Q3 2021 had 15,926 sales transactions worth AED 42.35 billion ● 56.6% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 43.38% were off-plan   Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2021 – The past months leading up to the launch of the global event Expo 2020 Dubai witnessed an exceptional growth in general in real estate sales transactions in terms of volume and value. However, September 2021 recorded greater achievements, with recording the highest value of real estate sales in one month since December 2013 via 5,762 sales transaction worth over AED16.2 billion, more

    The 2020 Edition of Happiest Workplaces in the Region Revealed

    Public and private sector organizations honoured at the 4th edition of the annual Happiness@ Work Award   Dubai, October 20, 2021: The 2020 edition of the Happiness@Work Award recognized and celebrated the happiest and most innovative organizations in the region that disrupted existing employee engagement and wellbeing norms to create a new normal in the workplace. This cycle of the award unveiled regional companies that stood out for creating a happy workplace, balancing work and life, sustainability focus, and for a host of other positive steps for an inclusive workplace. Instituted by Sustainable Mindz, an expert centre for strategic sustainability and corporate responsibility in the Gulf and MENA region, the Happiness @ Work award aims to promote happiness and positivity in the region’s workplaces. The first of its more

    DLD Receives 100% Paperless Stamp from Digital Dubai

    Bin Mejren: • We will continue to introduce more innovative initiatives to demonstrate our support of the national strategies. • Our new achievement reflects our team's dedication to achieving the visions of our wise leadership.   Dubai, UAE - 20, October 2021:  In line with the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy that abides with the values of environmental protection, Dubai Land Department (DLD) received the 100% paperless stamp from Digital Dubai, which seeks to achieve a number of strategic goals, most notably the consolidation of Dubai's efforts towards its smart and digital transformation.   This award is due to DLD’s adoption of a consistent policy to preserve the environment, in line with the country's environmental policy. Over the years, DLD has been keen more

    QNET Supports Community Activity to Raise Funds for Indus Hospital in Pakistan

    Dubai, October 18, 2021 - QNET, a global e-commerce based direct selling company, participated in a gala dinner and fundraising event at Hilton Habtoor Palace in Dubai to provide community support to Indus Hospital in Pakistan. Pakistanis are one of the largest national groups in the UAE, constituting 12.5 per cent of the country's total population, and they are very active in giving back to their original communities. As a UAE-based company with a network in over 100 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, QNET's Gold Sponsorship is a sign of how the geographic footprint expansion and the focus on local communities can be built together. "QNET is a company that put people empowerment at the centre of what it does. And we know well that there's no development without a solid healthcare support system. This is why more

    Social Enterprise ‘81 Designs' Presents a New Collaborative Collection With Lebanese Designer Nada Debs to Be Unveiled at Abu Dhabi Art in November 2021

    ‘On Belonging’ by Nada Debs and 81 Designs weaves together homelands, history, heart and soul into a collection that unifies people across geographical boundaries, through craft and culture.  October 18, 2021 – Dubai, UAE:  UAE social enterprise 81 Designs and Lebanese designer Nada Debs will unveil a new collaborative collection at Abu Dhabi Art, the annual art fair (November 17 to 21, 2021) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office which will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The collection titled, ‘On Belonging’ is a culmination of a six-month project inspired by Palestinian artist Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia’ which is a picturesque more

    Union Coop ‘Humanitarian Support Program': Employees Contribute AED 1,344,000 since 2018

    The donation was a part of Union Coop’s Humanitarian Support Program that deals with the welfare of Union Coop employees who are facing challenging times  Dubai, UAE - October 18, 2021:  Retail Pioneer, Union Coop revealed that the total donation made by the employees to support and help their colleagues who have gone through unfortunate circumstances is approximately One Million three hundred forty-four thousand Dirhams. The figure revealed was since the launch of the Humanitarian Support Program in the year 2018, through the Department of Human Resources and Emiratization. In detail, Mr. AHMAD BIN KENAID AL FALASI, Human Resources & Emiratization Director, Union Coop said that Union Coop is moving forward towards the sustainability and continuity of its work and its humanitarian and community initiatives at more

    Dubai Culture and Letswork Collaborate to Provide Creative Spaces in Dubai

    • Providing flexible workspaces that fit the needs of creative entrepreneurs in minutes. • Providing access to a network of premium creative co-working spaces at affordable prices. Hala Badri: • The first government entity in the region to partner with the private sector to provide flexible creative workspaces for talents. • We are keen on supporting talents and providing them with necessary tools to be successful entrepreneurs. • Our goal is to make Dubai a home for every innovator around the world and a place to achieve their dreams and develop their businesses.   Dubai, UAE - 18, October 2021:  As part of its continuous endeavour to support talents through benefits and facilities, as well as enhance the contribution of the creative economy in the emirate and strengthen its more

    Dubai Municipality Celebrates World Food Day

    Dubai - 18, October 2021:  The Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality on Saturday held a variety of awareness-raising events on the occasion of World Food Day 2021, with the aim of spreading awareness about adopting healthy dietary patterns and spreading food safety concepts among various segments of society. Dubai Municipality is keen on the safety and health of consumers through integrated control of food products. The events included a series of virtual workshops for different consumer groups, school students and government employees, in cooperation with the UAE Food Bank. It is worth noting that the slogan of this year's World Food Day, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is "Our actions are our future," which reflects the participation of society in the future that is in our more

    UAE Government Leaders, African Ministers and MIT Expert Share Insights on Day 1 of GITEX GLOBAL 2021

    Africa To Become World’s Digital Talent Outsource Powerhouse, GITEX GLOBAL Leaders Vision Hears October 18, 2021:  Africa is set to power the world’s digital transformation with its huge young talent base powering an offshore services export revolution with Egypt in pole position and Ghana set to lead on bridging the digital gender divide, day one GITEX GLOBAL Leaders Vision Summit in Dubai heard today. Speaking on the Africa focus opening day of the inaugural Leaders Vision summit, H.E Dr. Amr S. Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communications & IT, revealed the country’s ITC Vision 2030 aims to transform the nation into a world-leading digital services exporter. And Dr. Talaat said the vision was already producing results with 3,000 software engineers now exporting services to Europe’s more

    Dubai Police Recover Coach Cosmin Olăroiu's Stolen Watch and Arrest Three Suspects

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2021:  Cosmin Olaroiu, the former Al Ain and Al Ahli football coach, has thanked Dubai Police after they recovered his stolen watch and arrested three suspects.   The watch had been illegally sold multiple times across Europe before it eventually reached Dubai, and was recovered by the General Department of Criminal Investigation.   Olaroiu expressed his gratitude to the Dubai Police for their “internationally acclaimed professionalism and constant keenness on ensuring the happiness of society”. more

    Abu Dhabi to Host World Utilities Congress in May 2022

    Held Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hosted by TAQA, the World Utilities Congress will be a platform for the global power and water industry  Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13, October 2021: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Committee and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the inaugural edition of the World Utilities Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi from May 9-11, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and organised by dmg events.  Taking place just a few months after COP26, the Congress will provide a powerful, global networking and knowledge exchange platform drawing together ministers, global leaders and key power and more

    Children's City Activities to Promote Expo 2020

    Dubai - 12, October 2021:  Throughout the month of October, Children's City of Dubai Municipality is organizing a series of events, under the slogan "Children City and Expo 2020", which constitute an exceptional opportunity for its visitors to learn about the latest innovations and everything related to the global event. The activity is also aimed at introducing kids and school students of 6 to 12 years and their families to educational workshops and entertainment related to Expo 2020 activities. The most prominent events include: UAE Adventures In Expo 2020, Young Expo Creators, Wing Shows, Music And Tolerance, Closing The Cycle Of Plastic Use, Speed Of Imagination, Humans In 2050, Journey Into Space, This Is Our Time, in addition to a special event for People of Determination. It should be noted that more

    Ministry of Health Successfully Wraps Up 'School Lunchbox' Program

    October 10, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) concluded the “School Lunch Box” program which was held in cooperation with Apparel Group. The program is a part of back-to-school activities aimed at providing parents with the necessary skills to prepare healthy meals for their children, to and avoid high-calorie meals. The “School Lunch Box” program was implemented across regional shopping malls, including City Centre Zahia, Bawadi Mall, Deerfield Town Square, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mirdiff City Centre, The Dubai Mall, Ajman City Centre, Mushrif Mall and Diera City Centre. This initiative falls within the awareness program carried out by MoHAP's Health Promotion Department. The objective is to promote health awareness amongst children by teaching them grocery shopping skills, whilst more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Monitors the Presence of One of the Rarest Blue Holes in the Waters of Al Dhafra Region

    Abu Dhabi - 10, October 2021: During its regular surveys and assessments, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently monitored one of the rare blue holes located in the waters of Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The perimeter of the Al Dhafra Blue Hole is approximately 300 meters long and 200 meters wide, encompassing a total area of around 45,000 square metres.   Preliminary analysis of the seabed area forming the center of the Al Dhafra Blue Hole, indicates a depressed, semi-circular area roughly around 5,000 square meters. The semi-circular area topography is flat with a maximum depth of 12 meters and has a bottom composition combination of silt and sand. This unique habitat holds at least 10 types of coral species, forming a reef at the edges of the hole. The blue hole is also home to many fish more

    Dubai Customs Tops IdeasUK and IdeasAmerica's indexes 2021

    Dubai – 07, October 2021: In conjunction with the launch of EXPO2020 Dubai, Dubai Customs achieved another feat and topped the IdeasUK Platinum Index obtaining 12 platinum accreditations, including 9 accreditations with full mark; unprecedented achievement at the public and private sectors worldwide.  Dubai Customs enhanced this performance further by winning the idea of the year and nine other international awards from IdeasAmerica 2021. The leading Government Department won six golden awards, which is the first time in which Dubai Customs wins this number of golden awards in Ideas America’s finals.   The awards include golden award for best CEO supporting corporate innovation, which went to Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs, the golden award for the idea more

    AD Ports Group and Aurora50 Partner to Empower Emirati Women

    New purpose-driven programme is designed to accelerate the careers of high-potential Emirati women    Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 07, 2021: AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has signed a new partnership agreement with Aurora50, a social enterprise focusing on achieving gender-balanced boardrooms in the UAE. Through the new partnership, AD Ports Group and Aurora50 aim to create a more inclusive and integrated workplace environment with a new purpose-driven programme, GLOW (Gain Leadership Opportunities for Women). The programme has been designed to accelerate the careers of high-potential Emirati women and prepare them for board-level and leadership positions. The accelerator will enable Emirati women to build a strategic plan for their career development and maximise career opportunities more

    Etihad Rail Signs Strategic Agreement with Herrenknecht to Develop New Tunnel Design and Construction Technologies

    The signing took place on the sideline of Expo 2020 Dubai     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 07, October 2021: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, has announced signing a strategic partnership with Herrenknecht, one of the oldest and largest companies specialised in tunnelling solutions, to develop new tunnel design and construction technologies. The agreement, which took place on the sideline of Expo 2020 Dubai, was signed by Shadi Malak, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, and Martin Herrenknecht, Founder and Chairman of Herrenknecht. The agreement comes in line with Etihad Rail's commitment to foster a culture of innovation and adopt the best international practices in various fields.   Under this agreement, Etihad Rail will send young Emirati engineers to undergo more

    STDC Approved as Certified Center within Sharjah Food Safety Program

    06 October 2021:  The Sharjah Training & Development Center (STDC) has been approved by Sharjah Municipality as a certified centre for food safety training within the Sharjah Food Safety Program (SFSP). The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) revealed that the STDC thus becomes qualified to organize training courses and workshops on good health practices and food safety for supervisors and workers in food establishments. Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, said: "This accreditation is yet another testament to the quality and efficiency of the training programs and courses provided by the STDC to enhance the capacities of the public and private sector employees. It also reflects the interest of the Sharjah Chamber in contributing to all initiatives and programs that would enhance the more

    Al Hamra Pays Tribute to the Legacy of His Highness the Late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah

    RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION THEMED ĘČŐŃ(Tabassar) JOURNEYS THROUGH THE LATE AMIR’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AND STERLING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD  REMEMBERING AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER. Kuwait - 06, October 2021: In commemoration of the first-year anniversary of the Late Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, and in honor of his exemplary works through the years, Al Hamra Real Estate Co. recently launched an exhibition at Al Hamra Shopping Center. The retrospective exhibition highlights His Highness late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah’s life’s journey, some of his memorable milestones and recognizes his positive role as a humanitarian leader and as the ‘Dean of Arab diplomacy’ by displaying rare photographs and footages for visitors to more

    World Openness up 14.8% as Passport Index Q4 Ranking sees UAE back to No.1

    - UAE announcing series of additional visa waiver countries plus COVID-19 restriction lifts see UAE regain top spot with Mobility Score of 152 out of 199. - Q3 No.1 New Zealand drops to second; US, Canada and UK in joint fifth place - Brunei biggest gainer of 2021 up 94 places to 22nd in first three quarters - Average mobility score moves up to 89 – across 199 passports   Dubai, UAE, 4th October 2021: As the UAE opens its doors to the world for the start of Expo 2020, the world’s ultimate real-time tool on global mobility, the Passport Index, has revealed a 14.8 per cent increase in the World Openness Score (WOS) at the start of Q4, since the beginning of the year.   While up nine percent on the last quarter, the average global mobility score (MS), across all 199 states measured by the index, is more

    LG Sets Goal to Utilize More Than Half Million Tonnes of Recycled Plastic

    Use of Plastics Made From Post-Consumer Recycled Materials to Increase Tenfold by 2025 Riyadh, Oct. 5, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain. The goal is a part of LG’s larger initiative to create a take-back ecosystem for electronic waste and increase the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in its consumer electronics and home appliance products. In 2020, LG utilized approximately 20,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in its products which it plans to increase more than tenfold by 2025. While recycled plastic is currently used inside LG TVs, PC monitors, speakers, washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners, LG will expand the use of recycled plastic to the more

    Real Estate Developer makes Donation to Rental Disputes Center

    Dubai, UAE, 04 October 2021: The Rental Disputes Center (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), announced that it had received a donation of AED 100,000 from a real estate developer to its 'Yad Al Khair Committee' to assist with humanitarian cases affected by rental lawsuits and the judicial rulings issued by the centre. RDC Judge Abdulaziz Anwahi, president of Yad Al Khair Committee, received the donation and praised the developer for its commitment to the culture of charitable and humanitarian work in Dubai, in line with the main objectives of the committee to provide support and assistance to families in distress due to rental issues, such as those subjected to eviction from their homes in implementation of an eviction ruling for non-payment of rent or those who are subject to imprisonment for the same more

    Secretary General of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Stresses How the Loss of Biodiversity can Disrupt the Services that Ecosystems Supply to Humanity

    4th October 2021: During a panel discussion at the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020, as part of the World Majlis Climate Change Week, yesterday the Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Her Excellency Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, stressed on the importance of conserving biodiversity to help maintain the balance of natural ecosystems. Her Excellency highlighted how biodiversity is fundamental to the resilience of ecosystems and is the glue holding them together. When we lose biodiversity, we therefore disrupt the services that ecosystems supply to humanity. She said: “Nature is a complex web, and its remarkably diverse ecosystems make it possible for human beings to live on earth through the ecosystem services that they provide. Nature provides clean water, regulates disease and climate, more

    Abu Dhabi Festival Honours the Artist Christo with a Prestigious Award

    The Abu Dhabi Festival Award ceremony celebrating “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” – Christo’s latest massive public art project 03, October 2021:   In an award ceremony in Paris, Abu Dhabi Festival honoured the artist Christo, a world-renowned conceptual artist known for his many iconic environmental artworks, with the prestigious Abu Dhabi Festival Award, designed and created by Maison Chopard, for his remarkable work and lifetime of extraordinary contributions to the arts and culture.  Presenting the award was HE. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, and Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival. She was joined by His Excellency Salem Al Qassimi, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO, and Christo’s nephew Vladimir more

    Sharjah and Guatemala Commit to Strengthening Economic Cooperation in Key Emerging Sectors

    The emirate’s Department of Government Relations hosts high-level Guatemalan delegation at House of Wisdom in Sharjah Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi: “Economic cooperation and partnerships … also brings people and cultures together in solidarity.” Sharjah, October 2, 2021:  Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, hosted a high-level delegation from Guatemala headed by H.E. Antonio Malouf, Minister of Economy, at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah to explore and strengthen the framework of economic collaboration and enhance commercial and investment partnerships between the emirate and the Central American country. The DGR Chairman welcomed the delegation in the presence of Sheikh Majid Al Qasimi, Director of DGR, and held discussions with the more

    HHC Celebrates UAE's Year of the 50 at ADIHEX

    Abu Dhabi, 30, September 2021: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative of Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, visited the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) pavilion at Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), before yesterday. His Highness, also the patron of ADIHEX, watched the Fazza Championships models displayed at the stand. A regular participant at ADIHEX, the HHC, however has a different concept at its pavilion this year. Rashid Al Khasouni, HHC Director of Championships, explained: “HHC’s pavilion this year is designed in the form of Five Stops to translate years of work and achievements by Fazza Championships, as we celebrate UAE’s 50th anniversary.” Located in Hall 8, stand 10 D, HHC’s more

    British Orchard Nursery Receives Dubai Government's Coveted UAE Innovation Award

    First pre-school chain in the country to receive the prestigious award for its unmatched quality and innovative practices 30th September 2021; Dubai, UAE: Recognized by Governments’ Dubai Quality Group for its unrivalled quality and innovation, UAE’s leading pre-school chain, British Orchard Nursery (BON), wins the prestigious ‘UAE Innovation Award’ for the year 2020.  The UAE Innovation Award was launched in 2016, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, to foster a culture of innovation within companies in the private sector and to raise their level of innovative practices based on integrated innovation framework and standards. Winning the coveted title, makes the early year’s educator the only nursery group in the country to be receiving the honor consistently in 2018, more

    Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital and its Heart Centre of Excellence Commemorates World Heart Day

    • Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital is at the forefront of global Best Practices and offers the latest technology in treatment   • The Heart Centre of Excellence at Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital is the only facility in Dubai that provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options in cardiology and cardiac surgery for children   Dubai, UAE - 29 September 2021: Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, the first and only hospital specialized in paediatric medicine in the United Arab Emirates, commemorates World Heart Day on 29 September – a World Heart Federation initiative that is celebrated annually across the globe.     The Heart Centre of Excellence at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital provides highly specialized treatment, more

    Dubai Cares and LG Electronics Sign Partnership to Offer an Immersive Pavilion Experience for Expo 2020 Dubai Visitors

    LG Electronics to power the Dubai Cares Pavilion with its latest information display technologies and robotics for seamless connectivity, immersion and peace of mind Dubai, UAE - 28, September 2021: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has signed a partnership with LG Electronics, to ensure that visitors to its dedicated pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai enjoy a highly immersive journey that invites them to become part of a new chapter in the history of education.  To be held under the theme, “The Future is Human”, the Dubai Cares Pavilion will offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to discover Dubai’s story of coming together and creating a movement that was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the more

    Dubai Customs Shares Experience with Sudan's Darfur Delegation

    Dubai – 28, September 2021:  Dubai Customs received a delegation from Sudan’s Darfur region headed by Governor Mini Arko Minawi. The visit aimed at learning about Dubai Customs business model and latest practices followed by Dubai Customs in processing transactions and implementing advanced inspection systems. H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of Dubai Customs and senior management team welcomed the visitors in Dubai Customs’ main building.  Visitors listened to a presentation on the Department’s smart customs systems, which help increase revenues, prevent smuggling and contain customs and tax evasion.   During the meeting, the iDeclare app was highlighted, which enables passengers into Dubai declare their belongings more

    Eighty-Six Percent Of Saudi Organizations Attribute Damaging Cyberattacks to Vulnerabilities in Technology Put in Place During the Pandemic

    Sixty-seven percent of security and business leaders said their exposure to cyber risk increased as a result of moving business-critical functions to the cloud   September 28, 2021:   Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, has published results of a study that found 86% of Saudi organizations suffered a business impacting cyberattack* attributed to vulnerabilities in technology put in place during the pandemic. The data is drawn from ‘Beyond Boundaries: The Future of Cybersecurity in the New World of Work,’ a commissioned study of more than 1,300 security leaders, business executives and remote employees, including 104 in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Tenable.    The pandemic accelerated remote work for many Saudi organizations. In more

    Dubai Customs: 12.6k Tons of Goods Valued AED948M Cleared for EXPO

    Dubai – 27, September 2021: With EXPO2020 Dubai around the corner, Dubai Customs announced they completed 1,432 customs declarations for EXPO goods, with 12,600 tons of goods, that has a value of AED948 million, cleared especially for the grand event.   Dubai Customs revealed the facilities and preferential services it dedicates to exhibitors and visitors of EXPO2020 Dubai, which kicks off on 1st October. These include online registration and submission of customs declarations and approval of electronic documents without the need to visit the customs centers.  Exhibitors to obtain permits and licenses can use Dubai Trade Portal. Countries participating in EXPO2020 are exempted of registration fees, and exhibitors’ documents will have unique codes for preferential and speedy clearance.  “We more

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    Ministry of Economy and UPS discuss joint action plan to enhance the UAE's competitiveness as a leading logistics & supply chain hub

    Abu Dhabi, 6 October 2021:  H.E Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy held a meeting with Scott Price President of UPS International, in presence of H.E Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy (MOE) headquarter in Dubai. The two sides discussed the future of the logistics industry, changes in this vital sector, global trends towards re-designing the supply chain system and the role that the UAE can play in this new system by benefiting from the capabilities enjoys by the county in this regard. The meeting also more

    Gov Games Organizing Committee announces My Whoosh as Official Sponsor of 2021 edition

    As part of its ongoing preparations for the kick-off of the 3rd edition Marwan Bin Essa: “We are keen to expand our partnerships and support all means to ensure a great tournament for Gov Games”. Akhtar Hashimi: “We are delighted to take part in the latest edition of Gov Games as its Official Sponsor in line with our commitment to support sports events”. Dubai 29, September 2021:  The Organising Committee of Gov Games announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with My Whoosh, a platform designed to provide virtual reality experiences for more

    World Green Economy Summit to provide youth with platform for innovative ideas on sustainable economic growth

    Dubai, UAE, 27 September 2021: Recognising the importance of youth engagement, the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), from 6-7 October 2021 in Dubai, will enable its young participants to join high-level discussions with heads of states, experts and thought leaders. The summit will provide young people with a platform to communicate their ideas, exchange experiences, and learn about best global practices in the green economy and climate change mitigation. The event also aims to deepen their understanding of future challenges and present their proposals on sustainable economic more

    Jafza and Dubai Courts Launch the 1st Virtual Court in the Middle East to Handle Labour Litigations

    The initiative will facilitate smooth handling of labour cases, enhancing the free zone’s legal system Dubai, UAE, 27, September 2021:  As part of its efforts to establish excellence in its integrated business environment and digital ecosystem, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai Courts, have launched the Virtual Court to handle labour litigations involving companies operating from the free zone and its employees. The parties involved in labour litigations can approach the Virtual Court that is equipped with a live broadcast system linked to Dubai Courts and the highest more

    The UAE Rare Disease Society Announces a new Board of Directors

    ● The new Board of Directors will ensure the Society continues to  form new partnerships to raise awareness and contribute to providing social, mental, and psychological support to patients and their families  support and fund scientific research for developing new diagnostic tests and treatments of rare diseases  collaborate with civil institutions and international NGOs in the UAE and abroad   Dubai - 27, September 2021: During the general assembly meeting - in the presence of the Ministry of Community Development and in accordance with more

    Dubai Municipality Wins 10 Categories of International Stevie Awards-

    Dubai -  26, September 2021:  Dubai Municipality has achieved an exceptional and remarkable presence in the international Stevie Awards competitions, by winning ten categories of the award. The Municipality’s enhanced presence in the award was due to its keenness to apply the principles of competitiveness and innovation in its various practices, and to work according to the highest international standards.  Published Materials category  Dubai Municipality won the gold position in the Published Materials category, organized by the International Business more

    Dubai Customs Recycles 113,000 Counterfeit Items for 13 Brands

    Dubai - 26, September 2021: IPR Department at Dubai Customs recycled 113,000 counterfeit items for 13 brands, with a market value of AED750,000 as part of their efforts in combating piracy and supporting sustainable development. Recycling helps brand owners get rid of copied products without affecting the environment. The items included different types of bags, clothes, mobile phones, headphones, and cosmetics. The recycled goods will be used to make other materials.  The recycling operation took place in the presence of representatives of the American, German, South Korea, UK and more

    H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi meets Indian ministers of state as UAE-India trade talks commence

    Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2032 – The United Arab Emirates and India commenced their discussions on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on Thursday with H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, meeting H.E. Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, to outline how the two nations can accelerate bilateral trade, investment and economic opportunity. H.E. Dr. Al Zeyoudi also held productive talks with H.E. Jyotiraditya Scindiam, Minister of Civil Aviation, H.E. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Honourable Minister of Electronics and Information more

    Sharjah's Leadership in Nurturing Entrepreneurial Talent and Innovation Endorsed with Top GSER 2021 Ranking

    Sharjah ranks #7 among Top MENA Startup Ecosystems with its dynamic and thriving entrepreneurial environment set to grow further.   • Since 2016, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) has supported 114 startups from diverse sectors, generating $130 million in revenue, and raising $85 million in capital • Edtech and digital media focused startups are leading the way in terms of density of talent, support resources, and startup activity   Sharjah, September 23, 2021:  Ranked seventh of the Top 10 MENA startup ecosystems by more

    SCCI Delegation Visits "Everest Industrial" Company for Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

    Sharjah - 22, September 2021:  A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently visited the Sharjah-based Everest Industrial Company, a leading manufacturer of cold merchandising equipment. The visit is one of a series of field visits the SCCI conducts to the business facilities of its members. The delegation included HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, Jamal Bouzanjal, Director of the Media Department, Marwan Al-Muhairi, Head of the International Exhibitions Department at the Sharjah Exports Development Center, and a number of more

    UAE-Estonian Business Forum discusses expansion of cooperation and establishment of long-term partnerships to serve the new economic model

    Forum witnesses signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint business council Abu Dhabi, 21 September 2021:  The UAE-Estonian Business Forum, chaired by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs; and H.E. Andres Sutt, Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, discussed ways to enhance cooperation and build long-term partnerships in various economic fields between the two sides. The discussions focused on the creation of new paths during the next stage to further expand and develop cooperation frameworks more

    Expo Centre Sharjah, Tripoli International Fair discuss Boosting Bilateral Cooperation

    Sharjah - 21, September 2021:  The Expo Centre Sharjah discussed with the Tripoli International Fair ways to enhance cooperation and develop prospects for joint work to improve the performance of the exhibitions and conferences industry in the two countries.  This came during the coordination meeting held recently at the Expo Center Sharjah between HE Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, and Mr. Tahir Ahmed Al Zubik, - General manager of the Tripoli International Fair, where the two sides discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation in the field of organizing joint more

    Dubai Science Park's Chilling Campaign Stuck Raises Awareness of Paralysis

    • Dubai Science Park highlights how to prevent, manage paralysis and stop people from becoming ‘stuck’ • Healthcare community encouraged to develop cutting-edge products and treatments to support people of determination • Community prompted to be responsible and take ownership of their health   Dubai-UAE: 19, September 2021 Dubai Science Park, the region’s leading science and healthcare-focused business district, has launched a campaign to highlight paralysis and the UAE’s role in treating life-changing conditions. It is part of Dubai more

    Dubai Municipality Wins 10 Categories of International Stevie Awards

    Dubai, 19 September 2021:  Dubai Municipality has achieved an exceptional and remarkable presence in the international Stevie Awards competitions, by winning ten categories of the award. The Municipality’s enhanced presence in the award was due to its keenness to apply the principles of competitiveness and innovation in its various practices, and to work according to the highest international standards.  Published Materials category  Dubai Municipality won the gold position in the Published Materials category, organized by the International Business Organization. The more

    Dubai Customs Completes 12.7m Declarations in 8 Months, Heralds more Growth in Trade

    Dubai – 18 September 2021: In his quarterly meeting with the business groups in Dubai as part of the Dubai Customs Consultative Council, H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of Dubai Customs stated that the 50 initiatives, recently launched by the UAE Government, will boost the economy, attract new investments and considerably augment trade activity.  The initiatives will be the cornerstone of growth as the country marks 50 years since unification. Bold targets were set for the projects including 10% increase in exports to more

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