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    Sharjah Chamber, South Korea Explore Fostering Economic Ties

    Sharjah, July 25, 2021:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with the Consulate General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai and the Northern Emirates means of enhancing economic cooperation and commercial relations between companies and investment institutions operating in Sharjah and South Korea, supporting partnerships between the two sides in various sectors and economic fields, and investment opportunities available in Information technology, healthcare, tourism, and culture. This came during a visit of HE Moon Byung-Jun, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Dubai to the SCCI headquarters, where he was received by HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, and Fatima Khalifa Al Mokarrab, Director of International Relations Department, SCCI. While welcoming the visiting ......read more

    Emirates Mars Mission Marks Busy First Year

    One Year From Launch, EMM and the Mars Hope Probe have Exceeded Planned Mission Goals and Opened up new Fields of Science Observation Dubai-UAE: 20, July 2021:  The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, tomorrow marked a year since the mission’s launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan at 01:58 GST on the 20th July 2020. The mission has not only performed nominally across all areas, but has exceeded its anticipated performance, encompassing a range of additional activities and freeing up valuable resources to perform additional observations. “We’ve had quite a lot of ‘wiggle room’ in addition to our planned parameters and our confidence in our spacecraft has gone from strength to strength, to be ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Approves Board and Advisory Council of Dubai International Chamber

    Mohammed bin Rashid: Dubai International Chamber represents a new model that aims to support our international partners who are part of Dubai’s economic development   Responsibilities of Dubai International Chamber:  • Strengthen partnerships with global corporations, investors and entrepreneurs in key strategic markets in Dubai • Develop incentive programmes for international businesses • Review the suggestions of global corporations and investors through board members and advisory council    • Support multinational companies based in Dubai and facilitate international trade services  • Help implement Dubai’s foreign trade plan which aims to expand the emirate’s trade networks to 200 additional cities around the world    Dubai - ......read more

    Dubai Customs and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association Discuss More Cooperation in Combating Counterfeits

    Dubai – 15 July 2021:  Dubai Customs continues to support efforts for protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights by strengthening cooperation and coordination with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA). HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, welcomed Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Al Obaidli, Chairman of the EIPA. Present at the meeting from Dubai Customs were Mansour Al Malik, Executive Director for Customs Policies and Legislation, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department, Kholoud Al Hosani, IP awareness and education officer, while the visiting delegation included Colonel Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Muaini, EIPA’s Secretary General, and Fatima Khalaf Al-Hosani, member of the EIPA’s Board of Directors. During the meeting, a visual presentation was delivered ......read more

    SCCI Branches Stimulate Development Programs in Eastern, Central Regions

    Sharjah, July 12, 2021:  The Branches Department of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) announced the successful completion of the operational plan for the first half of 2021, underlining that the four offices of the SCCI in the regions of Al Dhaid, Kalba, Khorfakkan and Dibba Al Hisn have been successful in achieving all the goals and implementing all the planned programs. The SCCI Branches Department has been keen to assume its role in enhancing and developing its performance towards its affiliated members in an optimal way through the launch of a number of vital and innovative projects and initiatives. This includes membership services through the Chamber’s website in addition to cooperation and coordination with the Department of Economic Development and Tas’heel centers to make it easier for ......read more

    Umm Al Houl Power Digitally Transforms Qatar's Utilities Sector

    •With SAP Solutions, Independent Water and Power Plant Gains Real-Time Decision-Making, Robust management of its Business Processes, and Increased Efficiency in Resource Utilization       DOHA, Qatar — 12 July 2021: Umm Al Houl Power, one of the largest independent water and power plants in Qatar and the Middle East, is driving innovation in Qatar’s utilities sector with increased efficiency in management of its Business Processes and Resource Utilization, thanks to a digital transformation partnership with global technology company SAP.   Supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 goals of power and water security, Umm Al Houl Power is a state-of-the-art IWPP with an installed capacity of 2.52 GW of electricity, or 30 percent of the country’s power needs, and 198 million gallons of desalinated ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Etihad Rail Ensure the Highest Sustainability Standards Across Construction of Rail Network

    Abu Dhabi, 11 June 2021: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s National Rail Network, have collaborated in implementing sustained environmental stewardship during the planning and construction of the Etihad Rail Project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UAE. The first phase of the project is already operational, while the second phase will extend across the UAE from its border with Saudi Arabia into Abu Dhabi and further Dubai and Sharjah into Fujairah on the east coast. Since the early stages of the project, the two entities have collaborated on a range of initiatives, including habitat conservation, animal protection, and rehabilitating native trees and shrubs across the emirate of Abu Dhabi to conserve UAE’s diverse natural ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber holds 17th periodic meeting

    Sharjah, July 10, 2021:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) commended the wise approach and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, which has helped Sharjah economy to be more resilient and adaptable and has enhanced its stability and growth, something that reflected on providing a safe, stable, and attractive business environment and boosted Sharjah's position on the global economic map. This came during the 17th periodic meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Chamber which took place at the SCCI headquarters and headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, SCCI, Chairman, in the presence of Sheikh Majid bin Faisal Al Qasimi, First Vice-President of the Chamber, and members of the Board of Directors, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, ......read more

    Dubai Police, Emirates Auction Collaborate to Provide Assistance to on-road broken-down Vehicles

    Sharjah, July 8, 2021:  The General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police and the Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of the management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which the latter shall provide assistance to on-road broken-down vehicles. The step comes as part of the joint endeavors of both entities to assist road users and enhance traffic safety and achieve a happier society which is among the most important objectives and directions of the UAE government. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the General Department of Transport and Rescue by HE Brigadier General Dr. Mohammed Nasser Abdul Razzaq Al Razouqi, Director of the General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police, and HE Omar ......read more

    Dubai Customs completes 2nd phase of Innovation League 2021

    Dubai – 07, July 2021:  Dubai Customs introduced the 1st Innovation League earlier this year to motivate employees and encourage them to compete and come up with creative ideas that can improve customs procedures and services. The tournament is aimed to promote competition among different customs centers and departments, thus fostering a culture of innovation and creativity within the organization.  Throughout 2021 working teams would compete with each other to find smart and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by Dubai Customs. At the end of the year three winning teams will be announced following jury evaluations.     “The winners will be honored and recognized by H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs,” said Hussain Al Fardan, Dubai Customs’ ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Uses Satellites to Track Three Rehabilitated Turtles in Abu Dhabi Waters

    Abu Dhabi, 7 July 2021:  In celebration of World Sea Turtle Day which falls on June 16th, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched a large and diverse group of previously rescued turtles back into Abu Dhabi’s waters via the beach at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, so they may return to their natural habitats.  The released group came from a batch of 150 turtles that the EAD is currently rehabilitating at the National Aquarium. From this diverse group, a loggerhead, a hawksbill and a green sea turtle were selected to be fitted with satellite tracking devices fixed to their shells, allowing the Agency to monitor their progress and collect data about their lifestyles and migration paths.  H.E. Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police ......read more

    du collaborates with Al Jalila Foundation to transform lives in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, 6th July 2021:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), welcomed senior personnel from the Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to its Head Office to discuss the recent long-term partnership announcement between the two parties. As part of its annual commitment to giving back to the local community , du will donate AED 1 million to the Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through medical research, education, and treatment in the UAE. du CEO Fahad Al Hassawi personally met with his counterpart Dr. Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of Al Jalila where the two discussed the foundation’s latest projects, including the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital, which is currently under ......read more

    The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Implements Executive Regulation to Improve Marine Water Quality

    Abu Dhabi, 5 July 2021:  The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has begun implementing an executive regulation regarding marine water quality in Abu Dhabi.  The regulation, which was recently approved by the Agency’s Board of Directors, aims to preserve the quality of ambient marine water and sediments by regulating liquid discharges from land-based activities to the marine environment. In addition, the Agency aims to combat the deterioration of ambient marine water and sediments quality by applying measures to environmental impact assessment studies and environmental licensing applications. The regulation strengthens the enforcement measures taken by the Agency, including the environmental assessment, licensing and inspection procedures for development projects and industrial establishments to ensure ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Carries Out Campaign to Clean Main Roads

    Dubai, 04 July 2021:  As part of its continuous efforts to maintain a distinguished level of public hygiene, Dubai Municipality recently carried out a specialized field campaign to clean the median islands and shoulders of the main roads  in the Emirate. Waste, weeds and rubbish in these areas were cleared in cooperation with a number of government departments such as the RTA and Dubai Police to ensure public safety and the flow of traffic movement for pedestrians and motorists. Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality, emphasized that the implementation of this campaign comes within the plans of the approved annual field hygiene campaigns and programs, and is an affirmation of the sustained attention given by Dubai Municipality to hygiene in all areas of the emirate, thus ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber, Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce explore avenues of cooperation to support education and healthcare sectors

    Sharjah, July 4, 2021: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)  has explored avenues of cooperation with the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) to build on existing ties in the field of healthcare and education, in light of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic During a webinar titled “Adjusting to New Normal in Education and Healthcare sectors in UAE & Austria”, both sides discussed the latest local and global developments and various economic issues of mutual concern. The virtual event is the first in a series of forums to be held by the chamber as part of its initiative “‘Sharaka Experts Talk”.  The online gathering was attended by H.E. Ibrahim Salim Al Musharrakh, UAE Ambassador to Austria, H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI, and Senator Dr. ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Honors Departments for Pioneering Awards Won in First Half of 2021

    Dubai, UAE - 04, July 2021:  Dubai Municipality organized a virtual ceremony to honor its departments that won pioneering awards during the first half of this year. This comes from the Municipality’s belief in the importance of motivating employees in its various sectors to always achieve the best, and in appreciation of the outstanding efforts that were made, which resulted in the Municipality achieving the best results that qualified it to win the most prominent pioneering and global awards.  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “The Municipality's winning of these international awards reinforces the unique position that Dubai occupies in various fields and sectors, as we always strive to innovate the finest ways that contribute to achieving an exceptional leap in all projects and ......read more

    According to a new report by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Strategy&: Government entities in the Middle East need to intensify their efforts to digitize services

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 04, 2021: Digital applications are revolutionizing customer service. Customers need personalized service with minimal interactions, which forces public and private service providers to digitally transform their business models, according to a joint study conducted by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Strategy&, part of the PwC network, entitled “Building the future of public sector digital services.”    These entities must aim for an “invisible government” that enables seamless services. For example, private companies would receive clearances and approvals without filing a request. To provide such a service, government entities should know their customers and facilitate data exchange among them.   Government entities in the region have managed to modernize and ......read more

    Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qasimi inaugurates 2nd "Jewels of Emirates" Show at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah, July 01, 2021:  H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah today inaugurated the 2nd edition of the "Jewels of Emirates" show, which is being held under the theme "Glamour of beauty" amid the participation of over 100 local exhibiting companies. The event is being organized and hosted by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI). Sheikh Abdullah toured the exhibition halls, where he checked out the latest gold and jewelry collections. He also met with some exhibitors and national pavilions officials, who briefed him on the landscape of the gold industry in the UAE. Sheikh Abdullah was accompanied by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Expo Center ......read more

    CSD Marks ‘Stop Cyberbullying Day' with an Informative Session on Ensuring Children's Safety on the Internet

    Young CSD cybersafety ambassadors lead the discussion, highlighting key techniques to parents and children to identify, detect and prevent various forms of digital abuse   Sharjah, June 28, 2021:  As the young generations become increasingly dependent on digital platforms for learning, social interactions and entertainment, the Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in Sharjah, recently organised a virtual session titled ‘Sarah’s and Rashid’s Journey with Cyberbullying’, to highlight the dangers associated cyberbullying and ways to protect children online.  In the presence of Nahla Hamdan Al Saadi, Head of Programmes and Events at CSD, the session was led by three young cybersafety ambassadors of CSD, namely, Salama Al Tunaiji, ......read more

    Bulky Waste Collection Service receives Happiness Flag in Dubai Municipality

    Best initiative that applied customer happiness standards Dubai, 28 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality has organized the third cycle of the Happiness Flag initiative, which aims to enhance the principles of competitiveness and innovation, by nominating a group of the Municipality's most prominent initiatives in the field of implementing the standards of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Government Services and Customer Happiness. The Bulky Waste Collection Service initiative received the Happiness Flag this year, after the unanimous approval of evaluators, who included Rashid Al Kharji, Senior Broadcaster at Dubai Media Incorporated, Adviser Ali Al Amimi, Head of Transport Operations Sector at Dubai Airports, and Ali Al Azzawi, Smart City Experience Consultant. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: ......read more

    Sharjah's Department of Statistics and Community Development Reinforces its Commitment to Quality with four ISO Certifications

    Entity passes rigorous audits by the Aurion ISO consultants certification body in 2020 to attain the ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 56001 and ISO 10004 Standards     Sharjah, 27 June 2021:  Sharjah’s Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has recently crossed significant milestones along its journey of providing quality services to the emirate whilst meeting both customer and regulatory requirements, with its acquisition four ISO certifications.     The government department in Sharjah behind key surveys, including the Sharjah Census , the Emirati household survey ‘Tahdeeth’ and the recently announced survey on ‘Sharjah citizens’ view on wedding expenditure’, DSCD has been using world-class statistical expertise and data gathering systems to ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Organizes Virtual Seminar to Celebrate GCC Environment Day

    Under the slogan “Best GCC Environmental Practices” Dubai, 24 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality organized a virtual seminar under the slogan, “Best GCC Environmental Practices,” as part of its activities to celebrate the GCC Environment Day, in the context of the Gulf countries’ interest in the environment and awareness programs aimed at enhancing the protection of the local environment and natural resources, in addition to seeing what is new, distinctive and that serves the environmental sectors of other departments.  The symposium witnessed the participation of many authorities at the local and GCC levels to learn about the best practices and innovations through which to preserve the environment and reach to the world.  One of the latest innovations and achievements made by Dubai ......read more

    Director General of Dubai Customs Tours Terminal 1, DXB International Airport ahead of Reopening

    Dubai – 24 ,June 2021:  H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs welcomed the step of re-opening Terminal 1- Dubai International Airport as of Thursday 24 June, and said it is an important step to accommodate the increasing number of flights and passengers in the coming period.  Musabih reaffirmed customs’ readiness to deal with the passenger and cargo traffic and to provide passengers with an outstanding experience cementing Dubai’s position as a preferred hub for trade and tourism.  Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs accompanied H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in his visit to Terminal 1 on Wednesday. They were received by Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department, and Khalid Ahmed, Senior Manager, ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid announces the countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai

    100 days to go for the World’s Greatest Show  UAE, Dubai, June 24, 2021— His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s largest cultural event to convene the global community towards creating solutions for a better future.  In 100 days, the UAE will be the first country in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to host a World Expo in the largest global gathering since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Expo 2020 Dubai, set to begin on October 1, is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors from all over the world to discover life-changing innovations. The mega event aims to drive collaboration and innovation to develop real-life solutions as the ......read more

    Dubai Municipality Launches Campaign on Abandoned Vehicles

    Dubai, 23 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality has launched its annual community awareness campaign, My Vehicle, under the slogan, “Clean Vehicle, Sustainable City” with the aim of educating all segments of public about the importance of preserving the aesthetic and civilized appearance of the city by committing not to leave abandoned vehicles, boats and equipment in public places.  The My Vehicle campaign includes raising awareness in the field of sustainable waste management and enhancing community awareness on maintaining the aesthetic appearance as well as having knowledge of laws, regulations and services related to this vital area of interest to all members of the society.  The campaign aims to reduce the behavior of leaving abandoned vehicles, boats and equipment in public places, which abounds in this ......read more

    Dubai Customs Highlights Features of 2nd Release of iDeclare Smart Application

    Integrated AI to recognize goods and specify customs duties Dubai – 22/6/2021:  H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs said the challenges posed by the spread of Covid-19 pandemic have shown the incessant need to digital shifts in customs services and procedures to better serve global travel, trade and supply chains.  Digital transformation is at the core of Dubai Customs’ strategies and plans to ensure streamlined passenger traffic and trade. For this, the smart iDeclare Application is gaining more importance these days supporting Dubai International Airport in its mission as one of the best airports in the world dealing with the pandemic. For the seventh consecutive year, Dubai International Airport topped global airports in 2020 as the world’s busiest airport despite lockdowns and ......read more

    Dubai Municipality's “Way Beyond Standard Contracts and Procurement Process” initiative wins 7-star rating

    Dubai, 22 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality, represented by the Contracts and Purchasing Department, won the 2021 International Best Practices Award for its initiative, “the way beyond standard contract and procurement process” winning with a 7-star rating as the best global model out of 68 global participations in the global best practices category.  The initiative aims to adopt ways to enhance innovation in the field of contracts and purchasing, by encouraging technical solutions and technology. The initiative is based on a digital roadmap, which included the creation of data warehouse, smart purchasing systems, high-standard operational standards and customer-centric concepts and their needs.  The International Best Practices Award aims to honor institutions with pioneering achievements and contributions, ......read more

    Dubai Municipality becomes First Government Department to Approve Job Titles for Remote Work

    Dubai - 22, June 2021:  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality has approved the job titles for remote work in the Municipality, for jobs that can be done remotely. While choosing the jobs, it was taken into account, ensuring the continuity of providing Municipality’s services and operations efficiently and effectively.  Dubai Municipality is the first government department to approve these titles, which is an embodiment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.  Dubai Municipality has started implementing the remote work system in normal circumstances and other ......read more

    SCCI Officials Tour Sahara Centre's New Expansions

    Sharjah, June 21, 2021:  A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, recently visited Sahara Centre, the ultimate lifestyle destination in the UAE, to learn closely about the new expansion project, located in the west wing of the mall.   The visit falls within the SCCI's commitment to strengthening communication with all economic facilities and sectors in Sharjah.  The delegation included HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI Second Vice Chairman, a number of members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of the SCCI, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of the Expo Center Sharjah, and Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director of the Economic Relations and Marketing Department, ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of the Tide Turner Plastic Challenge

    Abu Dhabi, 21, June 2021:  The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced the winners of the Tide Turner Plastic Challenge in celebration of World Sea Turtles Day. The challenge was launched in March, on the occasion of World Water Day, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and was designed to educate students about the harm caused by single-use plastics and invite them to take part in combatting this global problem and become future advocates of change.  Twenty winners were announced from three schools, including: 13 contenders from St Joseph School Abu Dhabi, five winners from Private International School, and two students from Future International Academy. The Tide Turner Plastic Challenge aims to convince the younger generation to reconsider their plastic ......read more

    Dubai Customs Organizes 2nd DCCC Meeting with Business Groups Amid High Hopes of Trade Recovery and Prosperity

    Dubai – 20 June 2021:  Dubai external trade is moving steadily toward more growth based on a number of success factors including Dubai’s outstanding capability, dynamism and agility in handling the pandemic crisis, and that, coupled with a safe and advanced infrastructure and strategic location, is urging many companies to move their production lines from to the emirate.  This was the highlight of the opening statement of H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Chairman of Dubai International Chamber of Commerce during the Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting. The meeting was held virtually, in the presence of H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of customs departments and ......read more

    Municipality Develops Integrated System to Classify Dubai Assets in a Comprehensive Geospatial Dictionary

    Dubai, 20 June 2021:  The GIS Center in Dubai Municipality has developed an integrated system for classifying Dubai assets in a comprehensive geospatial dictionary.  The move comes within the framework of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to transform the Government of Dubai into a fully smart model and make Dubai the address of smart cities in the world.  It is also in implementation of the GIS Center’s tasks related to collecting the emirate’s basic and detailed geographic data and digital information, including descriptive ones, classifying this data and information, setting technical controls with the asset owners, and then providing geographical data, information and a dictionary to it within ......read more

    DLD: May 2021 had 4,429 Transactions worth AED 11.11 Billion

    ● Total of 20,989 real estate sale transactions from January to May worth AED 47.19 billion. ● 1.4% month-on-month increase in overall sales transaction values during May 2021. ● 77% of sales transactions were for apartments and 23% were for villa/townhouses.  ● 62% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 38% were off-plan.   Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2021: Dubai's real estate market has achieved a new record, the highest over the past four years in terms of the value of real estate sales transactions, thus highlighting the emirate's attractiveness and flexibility in attracting real estate investments, and emphasising Dubai as one of the best global real estate destinations and the most capable of adapting to various conditions and global developments. The 15th ......read more

    Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Announces Third Round of Grants to Support Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

    • 8 New programs that strengthen continued access to education for refugees, underlining the spirit of strategic Philanthropy   • Third round of the Fund focuses on upskilling refugee youth and providing secondary education access    Dubai, UAE – 20, June 2021:  Coinciding with World Refugee Day on June 20, as the globe takes a moment to acknowledge the crisis of over 80 million forcibly displaced people globally, the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund today announced the launch of the third cycle of grants to provide access to market-driven upskilling courses that pave the way for elevated livelihoods. In addition, the grants will also support refugee youth in Lebanon and Jordan in completing secondary education.   The third round of grants will support eight ......read more

    MoHAP, EHS to Showcase a Bundle of Innovative Health Projects and Programs at Arab Health 2021

    June 20, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) together with the Emirates Health Services are participating in the 46th Arab Health Exhibition and Conference, which takes place in Dubai between June 21 and 24. A unique package of innovative health services and preventive and curative projects compatible with the latest medical technologies are set to be showcased during the event.  This includes the latest digital health apps and recent developments of personalized medicine and telemedicine services with the aim of helping patients self-manage their curative services. This comes in line with the aspirations of the year of the 50th and the state's orientations to move forward on the way of the government of the future and to enhance the competitiveness of healthcare services in the ......read more

    UAE becomes World's Second Country to approve Amgen's Lung Cancer Drug “Lumakras”

    June 20, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently approved the registration and use of Amgen’s lung cancer drug Lumakras, following the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This step will give lung cancer patients in the UAE early access to this innovative drug in order to help speed up their treatment plan and improve the quality of their life.   This comes as part of the UAE's keenness to attract and provide innovative medicines that prove effective and efficient and adopt them as treatment protocols, which greatly contributes to the development of the drug system in accordance with the best international practices. The medicine registration comes in the wake of the application of MoHAP’s innovative mechanism for its accelerators to evaluate and approve the ......read more

    The Flag Island to Celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21st

    Sharjah - 20, June, 2021:  After the successful edition of the event in 2019, The Flag Island, operated under Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) will organize a special yoga event on 21 June 2021, in conjunction with the International Day of Yoga. The event will be held from 06:00 p.m. to 07:30 p.m., in collaboration with Fitness First, Sharjah. The activity is aimed at promoting awareness about yoga and its benefits for physical, mental and psychological health. Under the supervision of a group of trained Yoga instructors, the event will feature a range of free-of-charge activities including yoga and meditation sessions, and will organize an awareness session explaining how yoga can increase wellness in one's life.  The well-designed fitness program will be a unique opportunity for parents to ......read more

    Sharjah Police and Chamber continue Offering Security Awareness to Industrial Facilities

    Sharjah, June 17, 2021:  The Representative Committee of the Industry Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber Commerce & Industry (SCCI), in cooperation with the Sharjah Police General Command, organized on Wednesday the second introductory session on the security measures of the industrial facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah.  The session falls within the awareness campaign launched under the theme "Your business safety is a key to thrive" and aims to raise awareness among owners of industrial establishments about security measures to reduce crime rates and increase the feeling of safety. The meeting held at the SCCI headquarters and was attended by HE Lt. Colonel Jassim Al Suwaidi, Head of the Community Policing Department, HE Lalu Samuel, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Is the First Location Globally to Recieve the First Shipment of the New Revolutionary Anti-covid 19 Medication

    ● Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Rafed, GSK, & Etihad Cargo partnered together for expedited approval and receipt of the first batch of the medication last night.  ● MoHAP-approved Sotrovimab medicine can prevent severe cases and death for selected COVID-19 patients by more than 85%    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 17, 2021: The world’s newest anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab, is now available for early treatment of certain categories COVID-19 patients in the UAE following a landmark agreement between the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the country’s leading group purchasing organization (GPO) Rafed, and global innovative biopharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). With the arrival of the first shipment yesterday in Abu Dhabi airport, Abu Dhabi become the first location ......read more

    RERA Launches Series of Technical Workshops to Ensure Sustainability of Common-area Services and Maximise Use of Buildings

    Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2021:  The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) at Dubai Land Department (DLD) has strengthened its efforts to ensure the sustainability of services for common areas in the emirate, in addition to improving the use of related buildings, by launching a series of technical workshops to address projects, experiences and models in Dubai, having succeeded in managing the common areas with great efficiency and distinction. HE Eng Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, commented: “RERA attaches great importance to developing the work system for the common areas in the emirate, given the growing importance of this sector. To this end, RERA's work teams seek to cooperate with various strategic partners and stakeholders from the public and private sectors to work together on establishing innovative and ......read more

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    Imposition of fines to begin on July 8 85% of establishments in the country implement ultimate beneficial owner procedures while 15% fail to comply during the period granted for registration Abu Dhabi, 5 July 2021: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) in cooperation with the concerned licensing authorities in the country, announced that it has begun implementing the first phase of administrative penalties on establishments that do not comply with ultimate beneficiary owner procedures. In the first phase, written warnings are being issued to establishments that violate Cabinet Resolution No. ......read more

    Ministry of Economy takes additional measures to ensure establishments' compliance with ultimate beneficial owner procedures

    Establishments' compliance rate with ultimate beneficial owner procedures 62.1% so far As of now, 37.9% of establishments still required to implement ultimate beneficial owner procedures before end of June; and Ministry delegates its powers to impose administrative penalties and fines to local licensing authorities to ensure its issuance on the 1 July Abu Dhabi, 22 June 2021: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced that it has adopted additional steps to ensure the compliance of establishments registered in the UAE with the submission and the availability of ultimate ......read more

    Dubai Government Workshop discusses latest innovation in vehicle maintenance with Dubai Club for People of Determination

    UAE, 20 June 2021:  H.E. Fahad Ahmed Alraeesi CEO of DGW, met with a delegation from the Dubai Club for People of Determination led by H.E. Majid Abdullah Alusaimi, Executive  Director at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, to discuss its key initiatives on vehicle maintenance. During the meeting, DGW talked about its various services which meet the highest international standards and the latest technological innovations in the industry. These efforts are part of DGW’s goal to advance smart transformation and support the Dubai Government Paperless Strategy ......read more

    Emirates Post engages Hurricane Commerce to boost e-commerce expansion globally

    New partnership supports efforts in enhancing UAE’s position as a global logistics hub June 16, 2021: Emirates Post has entered a strategic partnership with UK-based Hurricane Commerce, a market leader in providing secure cross-border e-commerce solutions, as part of its ongoing efforts to ramp up its global e-commerce services and ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The partnership is in line with Emirates Post’s goal of becoming a multinational business-to-consumer (B2C) post and parcel service provider and contribute to enhancing the UAE’s position as a ......read more

    Dubai Customs Showcases Leading EXPO2020 Initiatives

    Dubai – 14 June 2021:  Dubai Customs showcased its leading smart initiatives for EXPO2020 during its participation in the Liaison Officer meeting for securing EXPO 2020. Dubai Police organized the event in cooperation with local strategic partners. Dubai Customs’ team delivered a presentation on the world-class services it will provide to exhibitors and visitors in the grand event. The government department has launched 24 creative initiatives to facilitate customs procedures and enrich participants’ experience.    Saeed Mustafawi, head of new data section ......read more

    Ministry of Economy: 70 Percent Growth In Intellectual Works In 2020

    Highest number of IP works registered in 2020 Abu Dhabi, 13 June 2021: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced that the country’s Intellectual Property (IP) sector has achieved a significant growth in the number of works during the past year 2020, as it witnessed a growth of 70 per cent compared to that of 2019. This is the latest in a series of achievements accomplished by the UAE and consolidates its global position as a preferred destination and incubator for innovators, creators and entrepreneurs in intellectual, literary and cultural fields. The Ministry indicated that ......read more

    Dubai Customs Engages Stakeholders in Updating New Release of Client Happiness Charter

    Dubai – 13 June 2021:  Within its commitment to achieve highest client happiness, Dubai Customs’ Client Happiness Department organized a number of virtual meetings with the clients and partners to engage them with the evaluation and reviewing of the new release of the Client Happiness Charter. The aim is to ensure updated and continued improvement of services delivered to clients in compliance with the ISO standard 100001:2007 and the application of the best practices in the field.  During the meeting, the clients’ and partners suggestions were noted and ......read more

    Emirates Literature Foundation Search Is on for Young Writers

    • Story Writing Competitions Now Open   Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2021:  The Emirates Literature Foundation’s search for the nation’s best young story writers has begun, with the launch of its annual creative writing competition for students, the Story Writing Competition.   A fixture on the academic calendar, the competition runs in Arabic and in English and is open to full-time students in schools, colleges and universities in the GCC. It is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25.  The winners will be ......read more

    Ministry of Economy confirms continuation of inspection campaigns to ensure DNFBP establishments' compliance with AML regulations

    Ministry calls on DNFBP sector to expedite adoption of corrective measures by registering in the two systems & start submitting suspicious activity reports to avoid violations & penalties   80 workshops organized by MoE during the last period to enhance awareness on AML systems & procedures Abu Dhabi, 10 June 2021: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced the detection of 100 violations by Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) and the issuance of related fines amounting to a total value of AED 5 million. An administrative fine of AED 50,000 ......read more

    Emirates Post CEO Peter Somers wins Industry Leadership Award at World Post & Parcel Awards 2021

    Award given in recognition of exemplary leadership in advancing the post and parcel industry June 9, 2021: In recognition of his long track record of success and innovation, Peter Somers, CEO of Emirates Post, was recently announced as the winner of the Industry Leadership Award during the World Post & Parcel Awards 2021.The virtual event celebrated the success of the post and parcel sector and acknowledged the contribution of industry leaders from all around the world. Somers received the coveted award for his exemplary leadership in advancing the national and international mail, ......read more

    HE Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi Explores Sharjah's Dynamic Startup Ecosystem as an inclusive, Entrepreneur-Friendly City

    • His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, witnesses the launch of Sheraa’s 5-Year Impact Report charting its journey as a leading force in transforming Sharjah’s impact-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem  • Five of Sheraa’s top portfolio startups pitched to the Minister, followed by an open roundtable discussion with 40 founders on entrepreneurship in the UAE   Sharjah, June 9, 2021:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) hosted a visit by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister ......read more

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