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Globalpharma Supports Emirates Red Crescent Earthquake Relief for Turkey and Syria with more than 144,000 Packs of Generic Medicines

Aid includes supply of essential medicines including anti-inflammatories, analgesics, antiseptics, sanitisers, food supplements and anti-infectives Dubai, UAE, 21st March 2023: In line with the ongoing rescuing efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake, Globalpharma, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments and a leading generics partner in the region, has reached out to the victims across Turkey and Syria, with supply of more than 144,000 packs of generic medicines including anti-inflammatories, analgesics, antiseptics, sanitisers, food supplements and anti-infectives. Reiterating solidarity during these crucial times and supporting with needful aid as part of an effort to help mitigate the effects of the quake, Globalpharma has shipped the medical supplies in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent. “As a more

34,000 Visitors to 2nd Season of Farmers' Souq Initiative

Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2023:  Dubai Municipality concluded the second edition of Farmers’ Souq Initiative with a total of 33,921 visitors. The event, which was organised at the Nakheel Park between November 19, 2022, and March 18, 2023, served as an agricultural and investment platform that brought together all the Emirati farmers under one roof to sell locally produced farm products directly to consumers. Through this initiative, Dubai Municipality aimed to boost customers’ trust and confidence in local agricultural products as well as draw attention to the development achieved by the local agricultural sector. Ahmed Al Zarooni, Director of the Department of Public Parks and Recreational Facilities in Dubai Municipality, highlighted the crucial role of Emirati farmers and small and medium-enterprise owners (SMEs) in more

Statement by Ahmad bin Meshar Al Muhairi Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee On Mother's Day 2023

Dubai, 20 March 2023:  On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we would like to express our profound gratitude to all mothers around the world as well as in our country, for their invaluable contributions to their families, societies, and nations. Mothers are a symbol of generosity and nobility, and we deeply appreciate their hard work and sacrifices. This occasion emphasises the crucial role that mothers have in the progress of nations, as they serve as the cornerstone of strong households, which are the building blocks of robust communities. On this special occasion, we celebrate the vital roles of our Emirati mothers in instilling good values and raising our future generations, as well as their significant efforts towards the development and prosperity of our nation. On this occasion, the Supreme Legislation Committee in the more

Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri visits Serbia to discuss Cooperation in R&D, Innovation, advanced Technology, Sustainability

HE Sarah Al Amiri discusses working together in R&D, the energy transition and ensuring legislation keeps up with technological development Ministers discuss financing for R&D and the importance of advanced technology in industrial sectors  Abu Dhabi, UAE. 19 March 2023 – Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, discussed during an official visit to the Republic of Serbia ways to enhance cooperation between the two nations. During the visit, she discussed cooperation in areas such as research and development (R&D), advanced technology, sustainability, food technology, developing tools to finance research, innovation, the energy transition, and developing legislation to help accelerate the growth of technology globally. Discussions also more

Dubai Customs' Director-General Recognizes Departments with Top Employee Happiness Rate

Dubai – 19 March 2023: To commemorate the International Day of Happiness, His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, recently hosted a ceremony to honor departments with the highest employee happiness levels. The honored departments were determined by a 2022 study conducted by the Dubai Executive Council, with the aim of promoting joy in the workplace. Moreover, departments and customs centers that excelled in the trust index for providing an excellent workplace environment were also recognized with the prestigious "Flag of Happiness" award. The event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Dhirar Belhoul Al-Falasi, Member of the Federal National Council, Executive Director of Watani Al-Emarat Foundation, as well as executive more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises World Poetry Day Event in Collaboration with Hudhud Publishing & Distribution and Embassy of Spain

Dubai, UAE – March 17, 2023:  Celebrating the World Poetry Day on March 21st, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) is partnering with Hudhud Publishing & Distribution and the Embassy of Spain in the UAE to organise the “The Arabic & Spanish Poem” poetry event next Tuesday. The upcoming event will be presented by Emirati poet Ali Saif Al Shaali, Founder and Director of Hudhud Publishing & Distribution and vice chairman of the board of the Emirates Writers Union, along with the Spanish poet Manuel Ruiz Amezcua, the “Poet of ideas”, and described as a “realistic, social poet”, is a writer and teacher of literature in Paisia secondary schools, and other institutions in Gian, Granada. MBRL invites poetry and literature enthusiasts to attend the event, which addresses the shared more

Recycled Shelter provides Eco-friendly Refuge in Disaster Zones

New shelter could cut 19,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually    Dubai, UAE. 16 March 2023: Refugees fleeing disaster zones could soon be living in temporary shelters made from 100% recycled materials, which will not only prove safer and more durable than tents but also help to reduce plastic waste. University of Birmingham sustainable engineering experts in the School of Engineering have worked with UK-based company Suscons over the last 18 months to develop a new type of emergency relief shelter (ERS) - the Suscons ERS Transitional Shelter, which was displayed at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) Conference & Exhibition this week.   Meeting all UNHCR requirements, the four-person shelter is delivered as a flat-pack in standard ISO freight containers. It can be quickly more

UAE takes part in 58th Regular Session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health

 Minister of Health: Supporting joint Arab action in the health field, in line with the UAE’s directives   Dubai, March 15, 2023:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), led the UAE delegation to Algeria for the 58th regular session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health, which took place on March 13–14.    The ministry’s participation aimed to coordinate and unite efforts in the healthcare sector among member states, strengthen collaboration to address challenges, enhance the effectiveness of health systems across different countries, and facilitate access to top-notch healthcare services. Highlighting the UAE's commitment to playing a significant and influential role in promoting Arab endeavors, Al Owais emphasized that the more

Dubai Customs Handled 5.535 Million Bags and made 166 Seizures at Airport Terminal 2 in 2022

Dubai – 15 March 2023: In 2022, Dubai Customs’ Terminal 2 Customs Center handled a whopping 5.535 million bags and made 166 seizures in 2022. His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs and CEO of the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, led a nighttime tour of Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport's customs center. The purpose of the visit was to improve the readiness of customs centers and promote the growth of tourism and travel in Dubai. The Department's leadership team accompanied him on the tour. There, he was welcomed by Ibrahim Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department, and Falah Khalil Al Samak, Senior Manager of Terminal 2 Operations, who gave him a rundown of the center's operations and the constant improvement of customs services and facilities offered more

P&G Strengthens Forest for Good Initiative with Tree-Planting Campaign in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 March 2023: Procter & Gamble (P&G) today accelerated its commitment to environmental sustainability at a tree planting activity attended by more than 75 employees at the P&G Dubai Mangrove Forest in Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary. The event is the latest in a series of innovative ecological initiatives as part of P&G’s Forest for Good initiative in line with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan which aims to expand green spaces to enhance the population’s well-being.  Himani Maharshi, HR Head, Middle East, Global Entrepreneur Markets & Sub-Sahara Africa at P&G said: “We are excited to participate in a tree planting event as a team and help bring nature back to life. P&G has undertaken multiple initiatives to help protect, improve and restore nature around more

Dubai Municipality to Organise Hatta Souq Event to Support Merchants and Small Entrepreneurs

Dubai, UAE, 15 March 2023:  Dubai Municipality is preparing to launch the Hatta Souq event on 17th March, which is the first of its kind in the region, with the aim of supporting and encouraging Hatta's merchants and small entrepreneurs and displaying their products, strengthening the Souq's position and increasing the attraction of visitors and demand for the area, which contains many natural places and recreational activities. . The event will continue until 24th March, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The Municipality indicated that the event constitutes a supportive step to activate the Hatta Souq and promote its economic and investment prospects by assisting Hatta's investors, merchants, and small entrepreneurs in showcasing their agricultural, commercial, and homemade products that reflect Hatta's rich cultural and more

ADQ, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and Archireef Successfully Deploy Innovative Marine Biodiversity Restoration Solution Off the Shore of Abu Dhabi

• First outplantation project of its kind in the UAE and the wider region is aimed at providing a lifeline to coral reefs that are adversely impacted by external stressors • Marine biodiversity restoration project validates ADQ’s goal to contribute to the preservation of habitats and species and supports its wider ESG aspirations • Further cements the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s position as a leader in marine biodiversity restoration in the region   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2023 – ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the region’s largest environmental regulator, and Archireef, a climate technology company headquartered in Hong Kong, announce the successful deployment of artificial 3D-printed more

WHO Foundation Launches Urgent Appeal for Emergency Support to Earthquake Victims in Turkiyë and Syria

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2023:  The WHO Foundation seeks to highlight its urgent campaign focused on raising funds for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Earthquake Emergency Appeal, which will provide humanitarian health aid to the millions who continue to be affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkiyë and Syria. Aftershocks, freezing conditions, and the destruction of roads and power supplies are increasing the health risks to people in the aftermath of the disaster. The emergency campaign addresses the need for continued healthcare support towards the prompt recovery of the two nations’ communities, health systems, and supplies.    The earthquakes, which started on February 6 and have killed over 50,000 people, have continued, with Turkiyë enduring its third earthquake on more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Signs Research Collaboration MoU's with Eight Major UAE Universities

Abu Dhabi, March 10th, 2023: To enhance and explore bilateral research opportunities, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with eight major universities based in the UAE. The universities are: Abu Dhabi University; Al Ain University; American University of Sharjah; Khalifa University; New York University Abu Dhabi; Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; UAE University, and Zayed University, with EAD having future plans of partnering with other research organisations going forward. The agreements serve as frameworks for collaboration in the field of scientific research for the purpose of closing knowledge gaps. All entities recognise the mutual benefits of collaboration and have set out basic terms and conditions to allow the fast-track development of research projects.  The agreements more

Shurooq Unveils a New Visual Brand Identity Inspired by the Limitless Potential of Sharjah

Rebranding reflects the authority’s ongoing commitment to innovation, cultural preservation, and unlocking the full potential of the emirate   ● Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), rebrands itself to be more responsive, principled and collaborative across its people-partners-Sharjah network.   Sharjah, 08 March  2023   The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), has unveiled a bold, forward-looking visual brand identity, which celebrates the authority’s slogan of Moving Forward. Guided by the traditions of the Emirate of Sharjah and driven by futuristic innovation, the new branding has introduced a fresh dynamism to the way Shurooq will communicate its diverse and rapidly expanding portfolio of developments in six key market sectors including more

Dubai Culture and Dubai Future Foundation honour Emirati Futurism Award winners

22 creatives presented visions of the country's future   • Hala Badri: ‘The award supports Dubai Culture's commitment to creating a competitive environment for creatives.’ • Khalfan Belhoul: ‘This sheds light on creative talent and enhances their contribution to the process of designing the future.’   Dubai, UAE, Wednesday, 8 March 2023: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Dubai Future Foundation have honoured the winners of the Emirati Futurism Award, which aims to motivate creative talent and innovative ideators to present their perceptions and visions of the country's future, in support of its global leadership aspirations and preserve its values, traditions and culture.   This came during a ceremony held at Etihad Museum, honouring 22 more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi School of Government Launch a Joint Initiative

Abu Dhabi, 7th March 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) and part of the Department of Government Support (DGS) have launched a joint and exceptional initiative to support the development of Abu Dhabi government employees' competencies in the field of green policies. This initiative will provide skills and knowledge to help achieve sustainable development, and support the UAE’s climate neutrality goals, while helping to prepare a workforce familiar with green concepts, and capable of contributing to sustainable change. The initiative will witness the participation of various vital sectors in Abu Dhabi and involve five interactive training and awareness programmes launching successively during 2023. These include: ‘The Sustainable Public Policy more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi inaugurates The Big Heart Secondary School for Girls in Kenya's Kalobeyei Settlement

First boarding school for girls near Kakuma camp will provide 360 refugee and IDP girls with access to secondary education and safe lodging facilities, annually  06 March 2023:  His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Humanitarian Envoy of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), has inaugurated The Big Heart Secondary School for Girls in Kalobeyei settlement near Kakuma camp in Kenya. Launched by TBHF with the funding of Sharjah Charity House and in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), this first-ever boarding secondary school for girls in the area will annually provide 360 students - both refugees and girls from the surrounding host community - access to high-quality education and safe boarding facilities.  HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi more

Dubai Culture supports UAE Month of Reading with Rich Agenda

• Eiman Al Hammadi: ‘The month of reading is a season to celebrate books and promote knowledge in society.’   Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2023: In line with the UAE Month of Reading 2023, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has announced the organisation of a series of educational activities and reading sessions in all Dubai Public Library branches as part of the National Literacy Strategy 2016-2026 that aims to promote cultural values in society, support arts and literature, in addition to contributing to spreading awareness of the importance of reading and its impact on society.   Throughout March, Dubai public libraries will witness the presentation of a group of workshops, lectures and reading sessions with the participation of authors and poets to open broad horizons for the public more

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Inaugurates and Visits on TBHF's Humanitarian Projects in Kenya

 TBHF leads an official visit to Kenya with a high-level delegation of sponsors and partners to assess the humanitarian impact of developmental projects in Kakuma, Kalobeyei Settlement, and Nanyuki town.   HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Sharjah Deputy Ruler and TBHF Humanitarian envoy inaugurates Phase 1 of TBHF-UNHCR-Arada Shelter and WASH project, which is working to bring 407 permanent shelters & latrines to 240 households and clean water to 55,035 individuals in Kalobeyei settlement and surrounding host community.  Winner of TBHF’s SIARA Award in 2021 - Kenya-based nonprofit RefuShe, has provided literacy and skills training to 614 refugee girls from Somalia, South Sudan, DRC and Ethiopia.      NAMA-TBHF livelihood project of US$ 77,720 has led to the creation of a more

Dubai Customs Invites Passengers to “Innovate Together” with New Idea Submission Campaign

Dubai Customs' Passenger Operations Department has launched an initiative called "Let's Innovate Together" to share its successful innovation journey with passengers. The initiative encourages passengers to actively participate in offering innovative ideas and suggestions to improve customs services. To participate, passengers can scan the identification code on gifts distributed to them during Innovation Month events, which provides an opportunity to present new proposals and ideas. Around 1,100 passengers who arrived in Dubai International Airport participated in the survey. The relevant departments in Dubai Customs will review the submitted ideas, and the feasible ones will be matured. The most innovative ideas have a higher chance of winning the $1,000 prize.  The participation of passengers has generated more

Dubai Municipality is Set to Launch Ramadan Souq

Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2023:  Dubai Municipality has announced the launching of the Ramadan Souq event at Old Municipality Street in Deira, on March 5, welcoming the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.  The event, which is scheduled to run every day from 10 am to 8 pm until March 15, aims to preserve the unique traditions, heritage, and customs of Ramadan preparations, in addition to promoting the traditional markets and products while drawing investors to these markets.  Mansoor Abdulnoor Al Rais, Director of Architectural Heritage Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “We are pleased to launch the Ramadan Souq, an entertainment event reflecting the heritage, traditions, authenticity, and customs of preparing for the holy month of Ramadan in the Emirate of Dubai. The concept of the market is similar to the old more

Dubai Customs enhances Logistics Services at Dubai Logistics City to Aid Earthquake Victims

Dubai – 2 March 2023: Dubai Customs is currently focused on further improving the customs services available to passengers, tourists, and cargo at various locations throughout Dubai, including airports, cruise terminals, and Dubai Logistics City. This effort aims to support the growth of foreign trade, tourism, and travel, and to help achieve Dubai's economic goals by enhancing its reputation as a global hub for tourism and travel. As part of the ongoing field tour program, His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, visited the passenger operations customs center, as well as the air cargo customs center at Al Maktoum Airport. Additionally, he visited the inspection center in Dubai Logistics City. During his visit, Musabih had the more

MoHAP Organizes Scientific Symposium to discuss Global Developments in Combating Human Papilloma Virus

• MoHAP highlights importance of regular examination and obtaining vaccinations to prevent disease. • MoHAP includes HPV vaccine within national vaccination programme for females in 2018. • The vaccination programme targets female school students from the age of 13-14, with the program achieving a coverage rate of 82% for two doses. • HPV Vaccine to be included for male school students aged 13-14 years.     Dubai February 28th, 2023   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a scientific symposium in Ras Al Khaimah to discuss global developments in combating the human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.   The event brought experts from government health entities, private medical sector, and international speakers. HE Dr Hussain Abdul Rahman more

Dubai Municipality Celebrates UAE Innovation Month with Interactive Sessions and Workshops

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2023  As part  of the UAE Innovation Month, Dubai Municipality organised a series of interactive sessions, forums and workshops to nurture creativity and innovative ideas while celebrating and encouraging innovators. The event was attended by His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, as well as other senior and executive leaders of the Municipality and several employees. Al Hajri affirmed the Municipality's keenness to be a part of the UAE Innovation Month’s activities as it is a premier platform that reflects the UAE's views and goals for designing and building the future, as well as its aim in fostering innovative and ground-breaking ideas. He said: “Dubai Municipality attaches great importance to investing in a culture of sustainable more

RAK Ruler Inaugurates Third Phase of the World's Largest Privately Owned Armoured Vehicle Facility in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, STREIT Group, the world’s leading, privately owned manufacturer of armoured vehicles, has inaugurated Phase three of the world’s largest, privately owned, defence park for armoured vehicles at the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).   A two-day grand opening ceremony was held on the 25th and 26th of February 2023 in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, to celebrate 30 years of legacy. The STREIT Group showed the largest array of defense manufacturing products, engaging activities, privileged previews, and unique demonstrations that kept our guests on the edge of their seats. Day one of the opening culminated in a gala dinner with a celebrity performance, while day two was culminated with a more

Dubai Municipality Launches Happiness Vehicle Initiative to Deliver Services to Senior Citizens and People of Determination

Dubai, UAE, 27 February 2023:  Dubai Municipality launched the Happiness Vehicle initiative for senior citizens and People of Determination to assist them in applying for the Municipality’s smart electronic services. Under this initiative, senior citizens and People of Determination can book the vehicle by specifying the required service and their location, following which an employee from the Municipality will visit their residence to help them with the service. The initiative helps them to swiftly and conveniently conduct their transactions, in line with the Municipality’s efforts to develop integrated services that exceed customers' expectations and meet their requirements.. Wesam Lootah, CEO, Corporate Support Services Sector at Dubai Municipality, said: “The Happiness Vehicle initiative is one of Dubai more

Kalimat Foundation Explores with the Blind and Visually Impaired Community Optimal Pathways for Accessing Knowledge

In an inclusive discussion circle with sighted peers, parents and knowledge-based entities’ representatives   ● Event forms part of its efforts to continue the implementation of Marrakesh Treaty provisions and terms    Sharjah, February 27, 2023   Kalimat Foundation's "ARA Initiative" organized an inclusive discussion circle at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah yesterday (Sunday) to advance the implementation of the 'Marrakesh Treaty' provisions administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). As the first non-profit in UAE to obtain a license under the treaty, Kalimat Foundation (KF) can legally reproduce, distribute and make copies of published works available in accessible formats for the blind, visually impaired, and print-disabled without more

Dubai Customs Organizes Awareness Workshops on Self-Audit Service to Clients

Dubai – 25 Feb 2023: As part of its agenda for the UAE Innovation Month “UAE Innovates 2023”, Dubai Customs is hosting events and activities from February 22-28, organized this year under the theme “Innovating Together for a Sustainable Future”.  The Customs Audit Department organized awareness workshops in various areas including Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA), and Dubai South Free Zone. The workshops introduced the self-audit initiative to clients and encouraged them to self-audit to check their compliance with the customs laws and regulations, and enable them correct any inaccuracies in the customs declaration to be able to receive exemptions and minimal customs duties, where necessary.  The Customs Audit Department delivered a detailed presentation on the more

MoHAP Calls on Customers to take Advantage of Online Services to Obtain Birth & Death Certificates

Dubai, February 23rd, 2023:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has called on the public to utilize its digital platforms to access key services, including obtaining birth and death certificates and true copies of both. This move is part of MoHAP's initiative to streamline customer procedures, provide efficient services, and maintain accurate records of births and deaths across the nation. The Ministry also offers the "Mabrouk Ma Yak" bundle exclusively to newborn Emiratis, which involves acquiring a birth certificate and forwarding it to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security to obtain an ID card and passport for infants, as well as adding them to the family book and population registry, all through a single electronic application. This all-in-one service reduces more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Signs Agreement with Dubai Culture to Promote Dubai's Cultural Scene

MoU aims to promote collaboration and cement Dubai’s global leading position Al Murr: MBRL is keen on sparking a passion for knowledge among members of society Badri: We aim to elevate the local cultural scene and develop the public libraries’ ecosystem in Dubai Dubai, UAE - February 22, 2023:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). The new MoU aims to help enrich Dubai’s cultural landscape, promote collaboration and exchange of knowledge and expertise, and cement Dubai’s position as a leading regional and global cultural hub. The MoU was signed by HE Mohammed Ahmad Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, and Her Excellency Hala more

UAE Introduces New Financing Solutions for Defense Industries

21 February 2023 – UAE-based SMEs in the industrial sector will soon be able to access new financing solutions and enablers following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed at IDEX and NAVDEX 2023. The MoU between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) and the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) was signed on the side-lines of the defense exhibition. In line with the Make it in the Emirates initiative, the MoU aims to attract industrial investors to strategic sectors such as defense by providing a package of incentives and benefits. It will ultimately support the sustainable development of the industrial sector and help provide an attractive business environment for local and international investors, as well as incentivize the use of advanced technologies in industrial more

International Mother Language Day

Dubai, 20 February 2023:  "As we at the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) join the global community in celebrating International Mother Language Day, we pay tribute to the impressive linguistic diversity and cultural richness that exist in our world. We acknowledge the pivotal role that mother languages have played in safeguarding civilisation and human heritage through transmission of knowledge across generations. This occasion serves as a poignant reminder of the paramount importance of language in shaping the distinct identity and cultural heritage of nations throughout history.  As we celebrate this occasion, we are filled with a sense of pride and reverence for our mother tongue; the Arabic, recognising its vital role in connecting us deeply to our culture. The UAE, in its efforts to more

UPS-Coordinated Flights Take Off from Dubai Airport with Critical Relief Supplies to Istanbul

UAE, 19 February, 2023: This week, three UPS-coordinated flights are taking off from Dubai airport transporting more than 300 tons of urgently needed relief items from the World Food Programme, UNICEF, UNHCR and the Red Cross to Turkey.    Amid widespread devastation caused by the recent earthquakes, people in the affected areas in Turkey and Syria need all available help as soon as possible. UPS is using its global smart logistics network to transport relief supplies from its humanitarian aid partners in the UAE.   The Dubai airport serves as one of UPS’s global air freight hubs. Near to the International Humanitarian City, it is not only a platform to service customers but is also central to disaster relief efforts and support.    In addition to the Dubai-Istanbul flights, UPS and The more

UAE Food Bank Partnership with Regional Food Banks Network to Save Food from Wastage and Spoilage

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2023:  In the presence of His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Food Bank, and His Excellency Saeed Mohammad Al Eter, Chair of the UAE Government Media Office, the UAE Food Bank and the Regional Food Banks Network signed, in conjunction with the World Government Summit in Dubai, a partnership agreement to preserve the blessing of food from wastage and destruction, and to strengthen the bonds of joint cooperation between them in their fields of work.  The partnership was signed by Dr. Moez Al Shahdi, founder and head of the Regional Food Banks Network, and Manal Bin Yaarouf, Chairman of the UAE Food Bank Steering Committee. Al Hajri said: “The UAE Food Bank is keen to strengthen its strategic partnerships more

DIFC Courts Settles more than 860 Cases in 2022, with a Total Value of AED 4.4 billion

• Maktoum bin Mohammed: The innovative strategy of the DIFC Courts is inspired by the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid to set new standards in the settlement of global judicial disputes and our global financial position according to Agenda D33   2022 achievements    • Court of First Instance (CFI) recorded 121 cases, with a total case value of AED 4.4 billion • Arbitration Division recorded a total value of cases of AED 1.2 billion • DIFC Courts introduces newly engineered services for future digital economy   • New international Digital Economy Court launches specialised Rules  • DIFC Courts strategy alignment for ‘D33’ economic plan     Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 9 February 2023: The Dubai International Financial Centre more

Former Vice President Al Gore Announced as Opening Keynote Speaker at AIM for Climate Summit

Feb. 14, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced former Vice President Al Gore as an opening keynote speaker at the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Summit on May 8-10, 2023, in Washington D.C. The AIM for Climate Summit will bring together partners to increase and accelerate investment in and support for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation. “We are honored to have former Vice President Al Gore join us in Washington this May to kick off the AIM for Climate Summit,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “He has been on the forefront of the climate crisis for more than 40 years and is a leader in the international response to combating climate change. His participation in the Summit underscores the critical role agriculture innovation plays more

Jawaher Al Qasimi directs the Launch of a Fundraiser Campaign to support Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria

Move is a joint action by The Big Heart Foundation and Sharjah Charity International in collaboration with Sharjah Broadcasting Authority    Donations can be made on  Sharjah Broadcasting Authority Channels special live programme, Friday, Feb 17     Sharjah, 14 February 2023:  Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), TBHF and the Sharjah Charity International (SCI) in collaboration with the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) have announced joining UAE’s ‘Bridges of Goodness’ national initiative that was launched to offer relief to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, unveiling a joint telethon with the SCI and SBA.   In a tweet, more

Dubai Municipality, UN-Habitat Sign Collaboration Agreement for International Best Practices Award

Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2023:  In the presence of His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs - UAE and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organization, His Excellency Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary General of Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Municipality and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in conjunction with the World Government Summit, signed a collaboration agreement of the 13th Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development. By promoting and supporting the best urban practises, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, the award is one of several initiatives aimed at recognising the best practises in the area of enhancing global living environment. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai more

Kalimat Foundation Announces Completion of ARA's First Phase Distributing 30,000 Accessible Books to Children in 11 Countries

Beneficiaries include more than 45 public and private institutions and entities Including braille, large print, and audio books Sharjah, February 14, 2023, Kalimat Foundation’s “ARA” initiative has become a global role model for empowering blind and visually-impaired children, and ensuring their right to access resources of knowledge, as it is the very first initiative to run surveys on children who are blind, visually impaired, or who have other print disabilities, in the Middle East, North and East Africa. ARA’s quest to provide sources of knowledge to this group of children has been the most significant, given that since its inception in 2017, it has distributed tens of thousands of accessible books to schools as well as public and private entities in many countries around the world. The more

Dubai Municipality, DEWA sign Power Purchase Agreement to Buy Electricity from Dubai Waste Management Centre

Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2023:  In the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), and HE Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary General of Dubai Executive Council. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of DSCE, and MD&CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and HE Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, signed a 35-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPP) from Dubai Waste Management Centre (DWMC), the world’s largest and most efficient waste-to-energy centre. The new agreement between DEWA and Dubai Municipality aims to support Dubai Government's directions in the field of clean and sustainable energy, serve sustainability and the circular economy, as well as enhance cooperation between the two sides. The agreement was signed during more

Emirates Launches Humanitarian Airbridge to Transport Emergency Aid to Victims of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake

In coordination with International Humanitarian City (IHC), flights are planned to carry around 100 tonnes of urgent relief items like blankets, tents, medical supplies and other humanitarian goods Emergency aid on flights from Dubai to Istanbul will make their way to earthquake stricken sites in southern Turkey and hard-hit cities in Syria Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2023: In the wake of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, Emirates is setting up an airbridge with the International Humanitarian City (IHC), to transport urgent relief supplies, medical items and equipment to support on-ground aid efforts and search and rescue activities in both countries. The first shipments are due to go out today on EK 121 and EK 117, consisting of high thermal blankets and family tents from UNHCR, followed by World Health more

etisalat by e& in UAE Provides Free Calls to Syria and Turkey to Support Communities Affected by the Earthquake

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 9, February 2023: Etisalat UAE, branded as etisalat by e&, announced today that it is offering free calls from its UAE network to Syria and Turkey for a week as part of its humanitarian response to the recent earthquake that impacted the two countries. This initiative aims to support ongoing efforts to connect communities and keep people updated on developments. The offer applies from today, 9 February, until 16 February, and all etisalat by e& mobile (Consumer & Business) customers will be able to stay connected with their families and loved ones in Syria and Turkey by having the possibility to use up to 1000 free minutes. Customers traveling to Syria and Turkey on roaming can receive free incoming calls and make unlimited outgoing calls to the UAE or within Syria and Turkey. This initiative is more

Dubai Customs Inspectors Screened 111,000 Bags Daily in 2022

Dubai – 08 February 2023: Dubai Customs’ inspection officers handled 40.7 million passenger bags in 2022, an average of 111,500 bags per day. This includes 40 million pieces of baggage screened at Dubai airports and 696,000 for tourist passengers arriving on around 300 cruise ship calls to Dubai’s cruise terminals.  The figures were released by the Passenger Operations Department of Dubai Customs on the occasion of a morning inspection tour conducted by H.E.Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation to Dubai International Airport – Terminal 1 accompanied by the senior management team. They inspected the flow of customs processes and facilities put in place for travelers convenience.  Musabih emphasized the importance of providing more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Emirates Nature-WWF Join Hands to Drive Public Participation in Scientific Research across the UAE

• The programme named Sahim (meaning “contribute” in Arabic) is a comprehensive citizen science initiative in the UAE that allows the public to participate in scientific environmental research • Sahim aims to harness the power of community participation, which supports the national drive to utilise science in combating climate change and nature loss • The long-term vision of Sahim is to drive a new era of citizen-science in the UAE, which will contribute to environmental and conservation research, decision-making and setting policies and regulations    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 8,2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Emirates Nature- WWF announced the launch of a comprehensive citizen science programme, under the name Sahim.  The programme will more

Emirates Group Seals Agreement with Dubai Municipality to manage Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

The Emirates Group has renewed its agreement with Dubai Municipality for the management of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The agreement was signed by Ali Mubarak Al Soori, Executive Vice President - Facilities, Projects Management & Group Procurement & Supply Chain at Emirates Group and Engineer Alya Abdulrahim Alharmoudi, Acting CEO – Environment, Health & Safety Agency at Dubai Municipality Emirates Group seals agreement with Dubai Municipality to manage Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Emirates Group continues to support region’s most visited protected area to nurture the biodiversity of the UAE Protecting fragile ecosystems is one of the sustainable development goals set out in the UAE’s national strategy   Dubai, UAE - 7 February 2023: The Emirates Group has renewed its more

President Joe Biden Issues Statement on International Day of Human Fraternity: ‘United States Joins in common cause with all People Seeking Peace and Equality'

• US President Joe Biden calls the International Day of Human Fraternity “an opportunity to see each other as equals” • President Biden participates in celebrating the International Day that marks the anniversary of the signing of the Abu Dhabi Document on Human Fraternity by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar    FEBRUARY 4, 2023:  US President Joe Biden issued an official statement today in celebration of the third annual International Day of Human Fraternity, a day that President Biden described as “an opportunity to see each other as equals” and a moment “to celebrate the moral courage of faith leaders and others collaborating for the common good.”   President Biden said: “The International Day of Human Fraternity offers us an opportunity more

Dubai Customs and Dubai Chambers discuss means to Support Private Sector, enhance Competitiveness

Dubai – 5 February 2023: Dubai Customs and Dubai Chambers discussed means of cooperation in support of business and private sector and to enhance the emirate’s competitiveness following Dubai strategic plans and vision. These were the highlights of the meeting between H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Dubai Chambers’ delegation headed by Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President & CEO of Dubai Chambers at Dubai Customs main building.  The two sides discussed their shared plans and strategies including electronic integration of services, and development of new services to consolidate Dubai’s position as a major global economic hub in the next ten years, and empower the new generation of Dubai traders in different sectors and more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Holds Annual Stakeholders Event and Celebrates Fruitful Cooperation and Achievements Over the Past Year

Abu Dhabi, 3rd February 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted its annual partners forum on Thursday February 2nd, during which EAD's achievements in the field of environmental protection were highlighted. Furthermore, the fruitful cooperation with the Agency’s partners was celebrated, and their role in strengthening Abu Dhabi's global position in preserving the environment was lauded. The meeting was attended by Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, alongside a number of senior officials and department heads from 65 government and private organisations. The meeting highlighted EAD's achievements over the last year as part of the ongoing pursuit of its strategic vision to ensure a sustainable future for all. To achieve this, the Agency is constantly working to more

Dubai Cares Reveals Cop28 Plans during Rewired Summit Strategic Partners Meeting to Place Education at the Forefront of the Global Climate Agenda

• The UAE-based global philanthropic organization turns its logo green • Global leaders and champions called on the education community to capitalize on COP28 as a key moment to position education as central to all Sustainable Development Goals   Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), yesterday convened its high-level RewirEd Summit Strategic Partners Meeting to set a united vision for COP28’s education outcomes. The meeting comes two weeks after the UAE-based global philanthropic organization was announced as the exclusive Education Partner for COP28 to host the second edition of the RewirEd Summit and represents another major step in its journey towards advocating for the role of more

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