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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 ‘Performance’, the emirate of Sharjah has been recognized by the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) as a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem. This achievement marks a milestone in the emirate’s vision of becoming a world-class startup ......read 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 Chamber employees.  The SCCI delegation was received by Ziad Hassan, General Manager of Everest Industrial, where they inspected the company's workflow, production, and export programs, in addition to its marketing and promotion plans to ......read 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 events and providing services and benefits for investors and exhibition visitors from both countries. Al Midfa and Al Zubik also discussed the most important challenges facing the exhibitions and conferences sector amid the current ......read 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 Science Park’s mandate to create a knowledge and innovation-based economy.    Home to over 400 companies and 4,000 professionals, Dubai Science Park has been successful in building a life science value chain through its enabling ......read 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 Municipality designed and prepared an environmental story aimed at educating children about the importance of preserving natural reserves in the emirate, specifically the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary. IT Service Management category  Dubai ......read 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 10 global markets, raising mutual trade with certain markets by AED 40 billion annually, creating economic opportunities to attract AED550 billion of foreign investments in 9 years.  Musabih confirmed Dubai Customs’ commitments to ......read more

Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support Calls for Nominations for 2022 Edition

The sixth edition will be open for entries and nominations until November 15   • Held under the patronage of the Sharjah Ruler • The AED 500,000 Award targets humanitarian organizations who have offered outstanding services to refugees and forcibly displaced people     Sharjah, 16 September 2021   The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian non-profit dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, will be accepting nominations for the sixth edition of the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2022 from September 15 – November 15 through the link https://tbhf.ae/nomination.   SIARA is organized under the patronage and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the ......read more

46 UAE Ministries, Media Houses and Influencers Competing for Prestigious Sharjah Government Communication Award 2021

403 nominations received for 14 categories of the SGCA; winners to be announced on September 27 at the 10th International Government Communication Forum Sharjah, September 15, 2021:  The International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), a subsidiary of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), has unveiled the shortlist for the 8th edition of the Sharjah Government Communication Award (SGCA).  Forty-six finalists are competing to win across the award’s 14 categories. Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), to be held on September 26 – 27 in Expo Centre Sharjah. In the 'Best Government Communication through New Media' category dedicated to the Arab world, the shortlist includes UAE's Ministry of Finance, Ministry of ......read more

Sheraa and Ministry of Culture and Youth Call for High-Impact Startups across MENA in a bid to Boost UAE's Creative Economy

• The newly launched Access Sharjah Challenge focuses on the Cultural and Creative Industries  • Applications for the challenge are open until October 10 • Two winning startups will be announced at World Conference on Creative Economy in Dubai and given access to an equity-free prize pool of $100,000 divided into prize money and the opportunity to implement their solution in Sharjah   Sharjah - September 16, 2021:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and the Ministry of Culture and Youth have launched the Access Sharjah Challenge with an equity-free prize pool of $100,000 open to top startups from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The platform aims to empower conscious entrepreneurs invested in creating innovative solutions in the Cultural and Creative ......read more

UAE Minister Hessa Buhumaid to Lead IGCF Interactive Session on Ways to Boost Public Participation in Decision-Making

The International Government Communication Forum will also feature UAE’s first Chief Storyteller,  Rashed Al Falahi, who will highlight ways to employ the art for more effective governance    Sharjah, September 14, 2021:  The 10th edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), on September 26 – 27 in Expo Centre Sharjah, will host several brainstorming sessions and discussions aimed at catalysing dialogue and promoting more effective use of communication as an instrument of policymaking and open government. The forum’s robust agenda includes two interactive sessions – one discussing the importance of public involvement in decision-making through government communication channels; while the second will ......read more

Ministry of Health takes part in G20 Health Ministers' Meeting

September 14, 2021:  The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has taken part in the G20 Health Ministers' Meeting, which witnessed the participation of several ministers and officials of the health sector. The UAE’s delegation was led by His Excellency AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, HE Dr. Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General, Emirates Health Services, and H.E. Nasser Al Bdour, Assistant Undersecretary and Office Manager of the Minister, also took part in the meeting along with members from G20 member states, representatives from the concerned international organizations, and the states invited to participate in the event. The meeting concluded that the G20 countries are determined to surmount the Covid-19 pandemic no matter what, ......read more

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal is Guest of Honour at International Government Communication Forum 2021

Forum’s 10th annual edition will be held on Spetember 26 – 27 in Expo Centre Sharjah  Sharjah - 14, September 2021:  His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Turki Al Faisal, Founder and Trustee of the King Faisal Foundation and Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, will be the guest of honour at the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), where he will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony on September 26, 2021. The two-day forum will run under the theme 'Historic lessons, Future ambitions', at Sharjah Expo Centre. Al Faisal boasts extensive experience in government communications regionally and internationally and is a leading figure supporting the Arab and Islamic culture. He also dedicates himself to furthering regional causes on global ......read more

Ajman University honors its strategic partners on the occasion of the International Day of Charity

More than 10 million dirhams donated by private and government sectors to support Ajman University Ajman, United Arab Emirates, September 12th, 2021: In an effort to increase and enhance the importance of social responsibility and charitable practices, Dr. Karim Al-Saghir, Ajman University Chancellor, honored a number of Ajman University's strategic partners in appreciation of their diligent efforts and the prominent role in the field of charitable work. Such recognition was bestowed on the occasion of the International Day of Charity which falls on  the fifth of September every year. The event was attended by: - Mr. Rashid Obaid Al Shehhi - Director of the Department of Support and Community Development of the International Charitable Organization - His Excellency Suleiman Al Shehhi - Legal Adviser at Al Rostamani ......read more

Dubai Summer Surprises' Modesh Scholarship Shares AED 250,000 in Cash Prizes Among 10 Lucky Winners

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09, September 2021:  Ten lucky students and their families received a wonderful boost ahead of the new academic year with cash prizes totaling AED250,000 awarded as part of Dubai Summer Surprises’ (DSS) great Modesh Scholarship promotion.   Held for the second year in a row and open to students of all ages, the Modesh Scholarship promotion gifted 10 winners with AED25,000 each in a weekly prize draw held during the annual DSS back to school period. Shoppers who spent AED200 at Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall or Circle Mall and scanned their receipts at the customer service desk were automatically entered into the prize draw. The cash could be used to pay for school and university fees or to cover the cost of online learning courses.   Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail ......read more

UAE Ministers Announce the First Set of “Projects of the 50”

• UAE to undertake comprehensive economic partnership agreements with eight key countries around the world  • A series of initiatives to attract FDI to key industry sectors in the UAE, increase UAE exports and direct investment outflows to select countries.   UAE - September 08, 2021:   UAE ministers have announced the first set of bold strategic projects aimed at fostering the UAE’s new phase of growth – both domestically and internationally – and embarking on an ambitious growth strategy as the nation celebrates its golden jubilee and embarks on the 50 years to come.   The “Projects of the 50” is a series of developmental and economic projects that will be rolled out throughout September, which aim to accelerate the UAE’s development and ......read more

Dubai Municipality wins Asia Pacific award for Best Project Management Office

Dubai - 07, September 2021:  Dubai Municipality won the award for the Best Project Management Office in the Asia Pacific for the year 2021 at the PMO Global Awards. The Municipality was crowned with the title among more than 40 international organizations that competed to be ranked among the best in the world.  Heba Al Shehhi, Director of the Project Management Office in Dubai Municipality, pointed to the most important factors that contributed to the achievement of winning, namely the support of the senior leadership and joint cooperation with all sectors in the Municipality, in addition to the distinguished capabilities and expertise in the Project Management Office.  She said the Project Management Office comprises of experts in project management and national cadres distinguished by the skill and sense of ......read more

Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Highlights the Importance of Collective Youth Action at IUCN Global Youth Summit 2021

United Arab Emirates - 06, September 2021: The Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, highlighted the importance of empowering youth and encouraging them to take collective action for the preservation of the environment during her address to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Youth Summit 2021.  The Youth Summit is part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress which is being held in Marseille, France from 3rd to 11th September 2021. At home in the UAE, Her Excellency informed her audience that roughly 75% of the population of 3 million is under the age of 35 years, with around 25% of the population between 20-35 years’ old.  “It is important to harness this critical resource and the UAE government ......read more

Sharjah's SCFA, Saudi Arabia's FAC Discuss Boosting Cooperation for Best Representation of Gulf Family

Sharjah, September 6, 2021:  The Sharjah's Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) discussed with Saudi Arabia's Family Affairs Council (FAC) ways to expand joint cooperation, with the aim to ensure the best representation of the family, woman, and child, whether locally or at the Gulf level. This came during the consultative meeting recently held via video conference technology, between Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Dr. Hala bint Mazyad Al-Twaijri, the Secretary-General of Family Affairs Council. Present at the meeting were Moudhi Al Shamsi, Head of Department of Family Development Centres (DFDC), Salha Ghabish, Head of the Cultural and Media Office, and Dr. Hessa Khalfan Al Ghazal, Executive Director of Sharjah Baby-Friendly Office. Launching a day for ......read more

Al Hajri Inspects final pre-operational stage completion of deep tunnel project

One of the most prominent largest strategic and exceptional projects Dubai, UAE, 06 September 2021:  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, paid an inspection visit to see the final stage of the deep tunnel project. It is one of the most important strategic and exceptional infrastructure projects in Dubai, which aims to ensure the application of the highest international standards in the field the optimum management of stormwater drainage in the Emirate. This project is considered the first of its kind in the region to drain stormwater and surface groundwater, by collecting water and storing it for the next 100 years. Al Hajri said the project embodies the vision of the wise leadership towards launching pioneering and unprecedented projects in various fields, and keeping pace with the development and ......read more

Al Hajri Meets Consumer Goods Traders

Dubai - 05, September 2021:  Dubai Municipality recently organized an extensive meeting with consumer goods traders in the emirate to discuss the challenges of this important sector and listen to their proposals to facilitate the procedures and achieve the desired development, in addition to presenting the most prominent proposed improvements to simplify services and facilitate and speed up procedures.  The meeting was conducted in the presence of Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the preferred destination for investment activities and the best destination for doing business globally. Dubai Municipality has been keen to intensify efforts in ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid and Mohamed Bin Zayed Announce the Launch of Sweeping Projects to Lead the Next Growth Phase

Mohammed bin Rashid: The UAE does not wait for the future, it shapes its own future  Mohamed bin Zayed: The people of the UAE are encouraged to take part, harnessing their knowledge, creativity and resourcefulness so our nation can seize the opportunities of the future   • Bold projects to build on the successes of the past 50 years and chart an ambitious path for the next 50. • UAE aims to establish itself as a global economic hub, and one of the most competitive and attractive business and investment destinations in the world.   UAE - 04, September 2021:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme ......read more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 02 September 2021

Dubai - September 02, 2021: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 9.4 billion in total during the week ending 02 September 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,667. 146 plots were sold for AED 2.26 billion, 1,080 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.25 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Marsa Dubai sold for AED 658.5 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 325 million in Al Murqabat, and a land sold for AED 658.5 million in Marsa Dubai in third place. Jabal Ali First recorded the most transactions for this week by 40 sales transactions worth AED 89.57 million, followed by Ras Al Khor with 30 sales transactions worth AED 688.63 million, and Wadi Al Safa 5 with 14 sales transactions worth AED 68 million in third place. The top three transfers for apartments and villas were an ......read more

Dubai Police, Emirates Auction Sign Deal to Provide Assistance for Accident-damaged Light Vehicles

September 02, 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 an agreement under which the latter will provide towing and removal services for accident-damaged light vehicles and bikes on all Dubai roads. The signing ceremony took place recently at the headquarters of the General Department of Logistics Support at Dubai Police. The agreement was signed by HE Brigadier General Khaled Ali Fahad Shuhail, Acting Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Community Happiness and Logistics Support, and HE Abdullah Matar Al Mannai, Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates Auction, in the presence of officials from both sides. Commenting on the agreement, Brigadier ......read more

Sharjah Ports and Border Points Committee Preparations in Full Swing to Receive Omani Brothers Coming from Emirate's Land Ports

Sharjah, August 31, 2021:  The Organizational Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah announced its readiness to open the land ports between the UAE and Oman, which is set to take effect in September first. The committee stressed that the crossing points and border points are well prepared to resume movement, whether in terms of the readiness of medical examination rooms, volunteers, operational cadres, and traffic regulation. It also confirmed the application of the protocols for entry procedures to the country and medical protocols, where passengers must present a negative result for a PCR test valid for a period not exceeding 48 hours under a certified report from one of the approved health centers in Oman. This came during the coordination meeting that was held recently at Khatmat Milaha ......read more

Aster Volunteers Donate 75 tonnes of Food to 1500 Underprivileged Families in Yemen

• The proceeds for the food relief programme were jointly donated by Aster employees and matched equally by Aster DM Healthcare. The 75 tonnes of essential supplies were hand delivered to the underprivileged families by Aster Volunteers. • According to the latest figures from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition Report, nearly 2.3 million children under the age of 5 are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year in Yemen. Out of these, up to 400,000 are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die if they do not receive urgent treatment.   Dubai/ UAE, 31st August 2021: As Yemen continues to grapple with one of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, Aster Volunteers - the global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare along with supporting NGOs like Dar ......read more

UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Launches ‘Sail Safely' Initiative to Enhance Maritime Safety and Security

● Al Mazrouei: The Ministry’s awareness and training efforts have reduced marine accidents by 50% in the past 3 years ● Al Mansoori: We are committed towards enhancing maritime security and safety, through our regulations ● Al Qasimi: We aim to consolidate sustainability and social responsibility in the maritime sector   UAE, 31 August 2021: The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has launched the ‘Sail Safely’ initiative, as part of its ongoing efforts to protect the marine environment, enhance maritime safety and security, as well as protect people’s lives. The initiative includes an intensive training programme for captains of leisure and fishing boats to ensure that they adhere to the highest standards of operation in the sector, avoiding maritime accidents and protecting ......read more

Dubai Municipality Director General meets Food Traders

Dubai - 31, August 2021:  Dubai Municipality recently organized an extensive meeting with food traders in the emirate to discuss the challenges of this important sector and listen to their proposals to facilitate the procedures and achieve the desired development, in addition to presenting the most prominent proposed improvements to simplify services and facilitate and speed up procedures.  The meeting was conducted in the presence of Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the preferred destination for investment activities and the best destination for doing business globally. Dubai Municipality has been keen to intensify efforts in ......read more

Dubai Cares and Football for Peace Team Up to Use the Power of Football and Education to Empower Youth

• Backed by prominent figures from the football world, the long-term strategic partnership will deliver fundraising and advocacy initiatives to promote education through the sport • Dubai Cares and UK-headquartered Football for Peace will host a high-profile charity peace match in the UAE as part of the partnership   Dubai, UAE, 30 August, 2021:  In an effort to utilise the power of football and education for the empowerment of youth and communities most in need, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a long-term strategic partnership with UK-headquartered Football for Peace, a global foundation that uses football to raise awareness of pressing social and environmental issues in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals ......read more

The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, supported by the League of Arab States (LAS), Announces that the 5th Arab Water Forum will kick-off under the main theme – Arab Water

Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, and supported by the League of Arab States (LAS), the 5th Arab Water Forum will kick-off under the main theme – Arab Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development    H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, AWC President, discussed with a committee of experts some vital topics before the beginning of the three-day Forum. The 5th edition of AWF is scheduled to be held during the period 21 - 23 September 2021 in  Grand Hyatt, Dubai, with a focus on three main priorities: Arab Water Security, Cooperation across Borders, and Water for Sustainable Development. The Forum connects over 22 Arab countries including ministers, undersecretaries, government officials and experts in the field of water technology.     United Arab ......read more

Dubai Municipality Makes Cleaners Happy With Shaded Trollies

Dubai, 29 August 2021:  In line with the objectives of Dubai Municipality to make the Emirate of Dubai the preferred place to live and work, and based on its continuous keenness to enhance the happiness and comfort of the various segments of society, including the category of cleaners, the Municipality has allocated trollies with unique features, which meets all the requirements that the worker needs to perform his duties as well as enhancing his comfort and happiness. The trolley features a roof fitted with a clean solar energy fan and a canopy that protects from sunlight, especially in the summer, which contributes to providing excellent care for workers and ensuring a healthy and safe working environment for them. The trolley, characterized by an easy to move feature, has a capacity of 150 liters and contains two storages in ......read more

UAE Wins Bid to Host 28th Universal Postal Union Congress in 2025'

August 28, 2021:  The UAE has once again reaffirmed its strengths and capabilities to host significant international conferences after winning the bid to host the 28th edition of the Universal Postal Congress which will be held in Dubai in 2025.  This latest achievement reflects the country’s position as one of the world’s leading international business centres and regional hubs. The country’s strategic location, advanced infrastructure, world-class offerings combined with high levels of safety and security, business-friendly processes, and future-forward solutions, proved the ideal candidate.  The announcement was made during the 27th session of the global conference, which is currently in its final week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.  Commenting on UAE’s win to host the next ......read more

Emirati Women Key Partner in Nation-Building Journey and Achieving Leadership for Next 50 Years: Abdulrahman Al Owais

August 28, 2021: HE AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, the Minister of Health, said on the occasion of Emirati Women's Day, that women have formed a key pillar in the national strategies that are based on innovation, excellence, and leadership, thanks to the support and guidance of the state's wise leadership which paid special attention to the empowerment of women to help them assume leadership roles. Al Owais underlined that the state's leadership has provided all drivers of success, supportive environment, and empowerment programs to help women unleash their energies and talents and assume leadership roles, thus achieving significant milestones over the past decades.   He highlighted the importance of the position Emirati women enjoy since the era of the founding fathers, which made them captured the ......read more

Dubai Municipality Director General Meets Contractors and Consultants Listens to Development Proposals for Municipality Services

Dubai, UAE - 25, August 2021:  Dubai Municipality organized an extensive meeting with contractors and consultants in Dubai in the presence of Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of the Municipality, to discuss the challenges of this important sector and listen to their proposals to facilitate the procedures and the desired development, in addition to presenting the most prominent improvements proposed by Dubai Municipality to simplify services and facilitate and speed up procedures.   The forum was organized based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the preferred destination for investment activities and the best destination for doing business globally.    Dubai Municipality has been keen to intensify ......read more

Ministry of Health Launches 'School Lunch Box' Program to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Children

August 23, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Health Promotion Department, has recently launched the 'School Lunchbox' program. The program, which runs from 22 August to 9 September, is part of the 'Back-to-school' campaign and includes several innovative awareness activities that aim to provide parents with the necessary skills to prepare their kids' lunchboxes and encourage them to eat healthy foods and avoid calorie-rich ones.   The program involves a set of educational activities aimed at raising mothers' awareness about the proper ways to prepare the lunch box, in addition to virtual culinary courses to inform community members about the healthy ingredients of the school lunchbox and ways of its storage. It also includes a live cooking show on how ......read more

Dubai Municipality Launches Electronic Platform for Exchange of Recyclable or Reusable Materials

Dubai - 23, August 2021:  As part of its efforts to enhance environmental sustainability in the emirate, Dubai Municipality has launched an electronic platform for the exchange of recyclable and reusable materials.   The e-platform, aimed at reducing the quantities of waste produced and raising the percentage of waste diverted from the landfill, is considered one of the environmental initiatives that support the achievement of the objectives of the National Agenda, and the strengthening of Dubai's position as a sustainable city. Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department, said: “The establishment of such an electronic platform for the exchange of recyclable or reusable materials is the first of its kind in the region. It links the reusable or recyclable materials generating party ......read more

Ali Jaber: Media can Provoke Wars or Sustain Peace

Member of SGCA jury committee and Director General of MBC Group lauds UAE’s successful communication initiative during the Covid-19 pandemic Sharjah, 22 August 2021: HE Ali Jaber, Member of Sharjah Government Communication Award (SGCA) jury committee and Director General of MBC Group, has stressed that the media is has the power to influence societies and change people's lives, provoke wars, and sustain peace. He also pointed out that as the media is one of the fastest-evolving sectors,  any organisation that does not keep pace is bound to fail. The statement was made in the course of a SGCA jury committee meeting, which was convened to discuss and analyse the entries received for the eighth edition of SGCA. Winners of the Award will be announced on the second day of the 10th edition of the International Government ......read more

Dubai Municipality Wins RoSPA Award from UK

Dubai - 22, August 2021:  Dubai Municipality has won the UK Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident (RoSPA) award. The Municipality won the “RoSPA Inspiration Award” in the category of Health and Safety Team of the Year 2021 - Middle East for the Mini-Crisis Cell Working Group System to Limit the Spread of Covid-19. The winning initiative contributed to strengthening the efforts towards embodying Dubai Municipality’s keenness to implement the principles and values of health and safety in light of the pandemic in its organizational units and the Municipality’s various work sites spread throughout the emirate. The initiative also focused on highlighting the distinctive organizational efforts of Dubai Municipality and its pioneering role at the emirate level of rapid response to health and safety ......read more

Etihad Rail Partners with Al Ghurair Iron & Steel to Transport Steel Products Across the UAE

Al Ghurair is the latest UAE based manufacturer to have signed an agreement with Etihad Rail for freight transportation via the UAE National Rail Network     19, August 2021: Etihad Rail has signed a partnership agreement with Al Ghurair Iron & Steel (AGIS), the UAE’s largest producer of galvanised and cold rolled flat steel, to use the UAE National Rail Network to transport the steel producer’s product across the nation. Etihad Rail will be providing efficient and sustainable services by transporting steel products from AGIS’s manufacturing facilities through the rail freight terminal in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) to Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali in Dubai for exports.    Speaking on the agreement, Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Executive Director of Rail Relations ......read more

UAE is World-Leading Country in Humanitarian Work in an Innovative Institutional Way: Yousef Al Serkal

August 19, 2021:  His Excellency Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services (EHS), said the UAE's celebration of World Humanitarian Day, which falls on 19 August every year, comes at a time when it has managed to strengthen its position as a world-leading country in humanitarian giving and a role model in philanthropy and developmental work. This comes in line with the country's vision aimed at empowering societies and improving their quality of life within the concepts of sustainability and development in an innovative institutional way. It is also a reflection of the human values that are deeply rooted in the UAE society and upon which the state was founded as a civilized message to the world. Al Serkal noted that the UAE has its own indelible mark and global presence in ......read more

18 Winners of the 12th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Award 2021

18 winners were honored by Dubai Quality Group in the virtual Award Ceremony of the 12th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Award (GCIIS 2021)    86 case studies from the Government and Private sectors in the UAE & Middle East have competed in the Best Practices in Management, Kaizen & Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, and Happiness & Engagement Categories.  The winners are the Arabian Automobiles Company Al Rostamani - AWR, Dubai Police General Headquarter, Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarter, Dubai Health Authority, DUCAB, DEWA, Max Speciality Films Limited, Moon Iron and Steel Company, Emirates Global Aluminum, Bright Environment LLC, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai Municipality.    Dubai, UAE - 18, August 2021: Under ......read more

Dubai Municipality's Qoot Initiative Wins International Award

Dubai, 17 August 2021:  Dubai Municipality won the International Award for Innovation, Improvement and Development in the happiness category. The Municipality’s Qoot initiative won out of 86 participants from inside and outside the country, and competed with 13 participants in the happiness category. The award, organized by Dubai Quality Group, was announced through a virtual function. The Qoot initiative launched by Dubai Municipality aims to effectively contribute to achieving the Municipality's strategic objectives, the most important of which is enhancing confidence in food safety and improving the food sample inspection service. This service enables the customer to check the quality and safety of food products, to ensure that they are free of disease-causing bacteria and chemicals and compliance with approved local ......read more

Check all Commercial Activities Permitted on Land Plots through Dubai Municipality's Unified App

Dubai - 15, August 2021:  Dubai Municipality has launched a service for investors, entrepreneurs and tenants to easily find out the list of commercial activities permitted to be practiced on plots of land, by entering the plot number or Makani number through the comprehensive Unified App of various Municipality services. The service was launched to make it easier for investors to know the extent to which the site matches the required activity and to make all data available within a single window. The commercial activities on the lands are authorized by the planning system according to the approved land use. It is done based on the application of an innovative concept in smart information engineering channel to ensure easy access to information and services. This comes from the government's wise directives to support ......read more

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Emphasizes Safety, Protecting the Marine Environment from Marine Wrecks and Legalising the Status of Violating Ships

In line with the Cabinet resolution regarding marine wrecks and violating ships   • Suhail Al Mazrouei: The UAE is a globally-leading maritime hub, with more than 25,000 ships calling its ports • Hassan Al Mansoori: The UAE has taken proactive measures to protect the marine environment • Nasser Al-Qasimi: We are keen to join the efforts of all parties in the maritime sector to protect the marine environment and the rights of seafarers   Dubai, UAE - 15 August 2021: The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is intensifying its efforts to ensure the safety and security of the maritime sector as well protect the rights of seafarers on board ships in the UAE waters and ports. This is in line with Cabinet resolution number (71) for 2021, regarding marine wrecks and violating ships in UAE waters or ......read more

FreshToHome Joins hands with SmartLife to Host Eid Lunch at a Dubai Labour Camp

FreshToHome distributed 500 freshly cooked meals during the holiday in partnership with NGO SmartLife  UAE - August 11, 2021:  FreshToHome (FTH), a leading e-grocery in the UAE, recently partnered with Dubai-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), SmartLife, on Eid Al Adha to offer a charitable contribution of meals to a segment of the labour community in Dubai. 500 labourers, residing in the Economic Group General Trading (EGGT) Labour Camp in Al Quoz, were served a traditional Eid dinner, prepared with fresh and certified antibiotic free chicken and meat from FreshToHome.  Commenting on the initiative, Manjula Ramakrishnan, President of SmartLife, said, “We’d like to thank FreshToHome for supporting us by providing fresh and healthy meals to essential members of the workforce. At SmartLife, ......read more

Sharjah Ports and Border Points Committee, Border Guard Group Command discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Sharjah, August 10, 2021:  The Organizational Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah, headed by HE Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, Director of Ports and Border Points Affairs, Chairman of the Committee, recently held a coordination meeting with the leadership of the Border Guard Group, headed by HE Brigadier General Faraj Mubarak Al Shamsi, Commander of the Border Guard Group Command in the General Command of the Armed Forces.  The meeting explored ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, tackle all the challenges, and provide the best facilities for the entry and exit of goods and travelers through ports and border points in the emirate. Present at the meeting, held at the Khatmat Milaha Border, were Colonel Dr. Omar Al Owais, Director of Ports Passports Department at the General Directorate of ......read more

18 Winners were Honored by Dubai Quality Group in the Virtual Award Ceremony of the 12th Global Continual Improvement & Innovation Symposium & Award (GCIIS 2021)

 86 case studies from the Government and Private sectors in the UAE & Middle East have competed in the Best Practices in Management, Kaizen & Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, and Happiness & Engagement Categories.  The winners are the Dubai Police General Headquarter, Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarter, Dubai Health Authority, DEWA, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai Municipality. Arabian Automobiles Company Al Rostamani – AWR, DUCAB, Emirates Global Aluminum, Max Speciality Films Limited, Moon Iron and Steel Company, Bright Environment LLC,    Dubai, UAE, 09 August 2021: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and ......read more

MoHAP Presides Over Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees of the Pharmaceutical Sector in UAE

August 09, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Board of trustees, presided over the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the pharmaceutical sector in the UAE.  The meeting, held via video conference, was attended by representatives of health authorities, local and international pharmaceutical companies, local distributors, private pharmacies, and drug policy experts at the Ministry. The meeting discussed means of enhancing joint efforts to consolidate the capabilities of the pharmaceutical sector and support the national pharmaceutical industries. The importance of coordination between the parties was also discussed especially in relation to pharmaceutical ......read more

Dubai Municipality Enhances Smart Services at Manara Center

Dubai, 08 August 2021:  Dubai Municipality has enhanced the platform for all its smart services, including the Unified App at Manara Center. It also includes the tasks of training and supporting customers to obtain the Municipality’s e-services. The training corner at Manara Center enables the customers to get to know how services are provided and the procedures to complete transactions smoothly and very quickly.    The center is equipped with modern technologies of visual communication, which allows video chat with qualified Municipality employees, so that they provide comprehensive support to customers, with regard to inquiries, if any, about any service or any programmed procedure for implementation through smart platforms, and the platform is designed in a way that the customer can scan a barcode to know the ......read more

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE Launches the ‘Supporting our Blue Army' Initiative to Improve Quality of Life for Seafarers

● Al Mazrouei: We are committed towards implementing all necessary regulations which  preserve the rights of seafarers especially during emergency circumstances ● The UAE is a logistics hub linking global shipping lines and has the major share of the ships that call on the region’s ports, with more than 21,000 ships every year   Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2021: In line with its commitment to adopting the best practices of the UAE Government Excellence System, and launching initiatives that have global results, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE has launched the ‘Supporting our Blue Army’ initiative to improve the quality of life for seafarers while they are in the UAE. The initiative protects seafarers’ rights with ship owners and operating companies, as well as helps ......read more

Ministry of Health Wins Two Arab Smart Government Shield Award

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been awarded the Arab Smart Government Shield in its sixteenth session held under the sponsorship of the Pan Arab Excellence Awards Academy (the administrative and organizational arm of the Smart Government Awards).  MoHAP won in 'Social Media and Community Responsibility categories', in recognition of its effective media role and excellence in creating influence at the highest levels of leadership and competitiveness. MoHAP received the award during a ceremony held at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk Hotel, under the patronage of HE Dr. Hamad Saeed Al Shamsi, Permanent Representative to the Arab League and the UAE Ambassador to Egypt, in the presence of Representative of the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social ......read more

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