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Dubai Municipality Launches Building Contracting Activity using 3D Printing Technology

Dubai Municipality, 27 June 2022:  Dubai Municipality has launched several technical activities centered around 3D printing technology - including building engineering consultancy, building contracting and ready-mix concrete casting - in line with the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  In accordance with Decree No. 24 of 2021, Dubai Municipality undertakes developing and implementing an integrated system to plan, design, and implement construction works using the 3D printing technology as per the approved engineering standards and specifications.  This is an important step towards strengthening Dubai’s leading position as the first city in the world to adopt a 3D printing strategy and ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi Urges Bosnian Publishers to Seize Opportunities to Build a Better, Stronger Future

International Publishers Association President highlights robust initiatives in place to ensure the long-term success of the wider publishing ecosystem.   June 27, 2022:  President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), Bodour Al Qasimi has travelled to Sarajevo to meet with stakeholders from the publishing community of Bosnia and Herzegovina as they continue in their recovery and response to the challenges presented by the global pandemic, and by increasing global instability.    Underscoring the IPA’s mission to support and promote publishing for all of its members, Bodour engaged in discussions with members of the Community of Publishers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and enjoyed productive conversation with the mayor of Sarajevo Benjamina Karic.    During her meeting with ......read more

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer & the Azerbaijani Minister of Economy, discuss Bilateral Relations in Energy Sector and Business Opportunities

Dubai, June 27, 2022:  HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Chairman of ENOC and Dragon Oil, HE Mikayil Jabbarov, the Minister of Economy and Investment of Azerbaijan Republic, discussed the bilateral relations in the energy sectors of the two brotherly countries, and the future business opportunities of cooperation. Held in Dubai, the meeting discussed various topics of mutual interest, particularly the investment in oil exploration and production projects in Azerbaijan, crude oil trading via the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). The two sides further reviewed issues of mutual interest in the energy sector, including renewable, oil and gas activities, long-term investment opportunities, and joint interest within Azerbaijan or anywhere else in ......read more

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri Highlights Importance of Food Safety in UAE's Food Security Ecosystem at Sixth Meeting of GCC Ministerial Committee for Food Safety

24, June 2022 – Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, emphasized the utmost attention the wise UAE leadership pays to food safety as an integral part of the country’s food security ecosystem. Her remarks came during her participation in the Sixth Meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee for Food Safety that took place in Riyadh. Addressing the Committee, the Minister highlighted the importance of stepping up and accelerating cooperation at the GCC level to enhance the legislative and regulatory framework related to food safety while ensuring compliance with relevant standards throughout the supply chain as part of the efforts to position the GCC region as a global food trade hub.  Her Excellency noted that the meeting provided an inclusive platform for ......read more

Dubai Customs Honors Winner of Paralympic Shooting World Cup

Dubai – 24, June 2022: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, honored Aisha Al Muhairi, a Dubai Customs employee, for winning the gold medal in the first Paralympic Shooting World Cup competition.  The Emirati Paralympic shooter Ayesha Al Mehairi secured two medals, including gold, in the R11-10m air rifle mixed team SH2 at the Chateauroux 2022 Para Shooting World Cup in France on Thursday. She teamed up with Saeed Al Blooshi to rally from 9-15 and win 17-15 against the Italian pair of Pamela Novaglio and Andrea Liverani - bronze medallists at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics - to secure the top spot. The honoring stems from Dubai Customs’ strategy to support all sports talents that contribute to raising the name of the UAE ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Arctic Circle Launch Third Pole Process

Dubai-UAE: 23 June, 2022 – The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Arctic Circle announced the launch of the Third Pole Process. Headed by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former President of Iceland, Arctic Circle is the largest network of governments, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, and concerned citizens aimed at spurring dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic and the planet. The Third Pole Process is a comprehensive effort to mitigate the threats of melting glaciers and water insecurity, aggravated by climate change, in the Third Pole region, a term that denotes the geographic vicinity of the Himalaya, which includes India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and several countries in Central ......read more

Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Oversees Progress of Etihad Rail Project and Witnesses Signing of Agreement for Manufacturing and Supplying Passenger Trains valued at 1.2 Billion AED

Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed: Etihad Rail continues to achieve further successes, building upon the foundations established by the UAE’s wise leadership for developing the transport system and achieving economic prosperity   • His Highness inspects track laying works on the route from Sharjah to Fujairah Port • Etihad Rail and Spain’s CAF sign agreement for supplying, and maintaining passenger trains • The agreement was signed in Sakamkam area, where the first passenger train station will be built in the heart of Fujairah city • Each train will have a seating capacity of more than 400 passengers, and will run up to 200 km/h   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 June 2022: His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Chairman ......read more

Dubai Municipality Enhances Abattoir Services in Preparation of Eid al Adha

Dubai Municipality, 23 June 2022:  In preparation of the upcoming Eid Al Adha, Dubai Municipality abattoirs are enhancing their services by allowing customers to purchase livestock online and get them slaughtered, prepared and delivered to their homes using smart apps, without the need to come to the abattoir. This is in line with the Municipality’s vision to sustain its position as a leading municipality that delivers the greatest quality of life to its residents by adhering to the highest standards in its services, and meeting customers’ needs in a timely, smooth, and flexible manner.  Smart Apps The authorized smart apps for ordering sacrifices include Al Mawashi, Turki, Shabab Al Freej, Dhabayih Aldaar, Al Anoud Slaughters, DHABAYEH UAE and Tender Meat. These apps are customer-centric and offer high quality ......read more

FOCP Spotlights Stories of Hope, Courage, and Resilience at Second Gulf Survivors Forum

Cancer survivors to share personal journeys of hope and determination to empower communities on June 28 webinar  Sharjah, June 22, 2022:  In line with the emirate of Sharjah’s sterling efforts in supporting and organising an array of initiatives and events that serve the community, particularly cancer patients and survivors, Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) is launching the second edition of the Gulf Survivors Forum which will be held virtually on June 28, 2022, under the theme, ‘Together to Empower’.  Held in collaboration with the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFCC), the forum will see the participation of entities from around the GCC that are engaged in cancer prevention and control. FOCP is calling on public and private sector organisations, families, community members, and ......read more

MoIAT, EDB, EDGE Group Sign Joint Agreement to Boost Manufacturing in Defense Sector

Agreement underscores defence group’s ongoing commitment to supporting the UAE’s industrial sector as an Industry 4.0 Champion    Abu Dhabi - UAE: 21 June, 2022 – The UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), Emirates Development Bank (EDB), and EDGE Group, have signed a mutual agreement to support the development of manufacturing at one of the world’s top 25 advanced technology groups for defence. The agreement is in line with the UAE’s Fourth Industrial Revolution program, Industry 4.0, and aims to support growth in the defense sector, one of the key industries of the future.    The agreement includes financing of up to AED 1 billion provided by EDB to support and accelerate the industrialisation of EDGE’s unique offerings. The event took place at MoIAT’s ......read more

Dubai Municipality Successfully Updates the Emirate's Base Map and Inventory of Government Assets

Dubai Municipality, 21 June 2022:  The Dubai Municipality has updated the base map of the Emirate of Dubai through its GIS Center, along with the inventory of government assets across the Emirate. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, gave significant prominence to the initiative during his briefing, where he learned of the major projects and operations of the center for 2022. The initiative focused on the development of a database and dictionary of assets, which would be updated through aerial photographs and internally at the centre, through field surveys for strategic partners' assets.  The update process is in line with Dubai Municipality’s goal to provide partners with services and geospatial maps using the latest technology, in accordance with the best approved international standards and ......read more

Escalating Needs, Rising Hunger: Refugees Caught in the Eye of the Perfect Storm

June 21, 2022:   Further food ration cuts are imminent for refugees as humanitarian needs multiply around the world while funding struggles to keep pace, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on World Refugee Day. The somber warning comes as WFP has already been forced to significantly reduce rations to refugees across its operations. Ration cuts of up to 50 percent are affecting three-quarters of all refugees supported by WFP in Eastern Africa. Refugees living in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda are the most affected. Severe funding constraints in West Africa, where hunger has reached a record high in a decade, have forced WFP to significantly reduce rations for refugees living in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. WFP assists on average 500,000 refugees in Southern Africa ......read more

Dubai Municipality Wins British Safety Council award for Deep Tunnel project

Dubai Municipality, 21 June 2022:  Dubai Municipality won the British Safety Council Award, with Distinction rating, for the Deep Tunnel Storm Water Drainage Project, in the category of applying the highest standards and practices in the field of occupational health and safety in projects.

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The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Issues a Guide to Help Government and Non-Government Organisations Implement the Single-Use Plastic Policy

Abu Dhabi, 20 June 2022: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), today organised an awareness session for government and private sector institutions, and the Green Business Network to familiarise them with the Single Use Plastic Policy (SUPP) Guide.  The Agency publishes the guide in both Arabic and English to provide information on the policy to government and private institutions and their employees, was reviewed. The aim is to declare Abu Dhabi government entities free of single-use plastic and non-plastic materials, by limiting the use of these products, and transition towards multi-use alternatives with less environmental impact. The guide is a component of the SUPP which was launched by the Agency in March 2020 with the aim of gradually reducing the consumption of single-use plastic materials throughout Abu Dhabi, ......read more

Dubai's Museum of the Future Helps Build the Young Heroes of Tomorrow

Dubai-UAE: 19 June 2022 – From hands-on play, reward-based challenges and interactive activities, the Museum of the Future is combining education and entertainment at its dedicated kids’ floor, encouraging young visitors to engage in beneficial activities at Dubai’s iconic architectural marvel, as well as giving these creative minds the building blocks to become the city’s future heroes.    Designed for children under the age of 10, the Future Heroes level is a fantasy world for children focusing on future skills; aimed at encouraging young minds to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them.   As they step into the dedicated children’s zone, young visitors are greeted by the sign: “Welcome future heroes. The future needs you." From there, dedicated house ......read more

The UAE's Participation in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

Statement by His Excellency Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade June 18, 2022:  His Excellency Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, said the participation of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Major Economies Forum yesterday reflected the UAE’s growing role as an influential member of the international community. It underscored the nation’s position as a driver of both the global economy and innovative solutions that can accelerate climate action. The speech by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at this important global event demonstrated the country's strong commitment to constructive cooperation towards achieving sustainable development. This is underpinned by more than $50 billion of investment in clean energy ......read more

DLD Mo'asher: The Highest Volume of Sales Transactions in the Past Decade in May

Highlights for May 2022 ● May 2022 recorded 6,652 sales transactions worth AED 18.4 billion, the highest volume of transactions for the month of May in the past decade ● May sales transaction volume increased by 51.60 percent while value increased by 66.14 percent, year-on-year ● 58.55 percent of sales transactions volume were for the secondary/ready market and 41.45 percent were for the off-plan market.  ● May 2022 recorded 35,327 rental leases where 59.6 percent were new leases while 40.4 percent were renewals  ● 25 percent of rentals were for commercial leases while 74 percent were residential leases.   Dubai, UAE - 17 June 2022: According to Mo’asher, Dubai’s official Sales Price and Rental Performance index launched by Dubai Land Department (DLD) in ......read more

The Arab World's First Lunar Mission Aims to Provide Information About the Solar System and the Planet Earth

Discovering lunar surface will enhance our readiness to the future missions UAE- Abu Dhabi- 16, June 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, reviewed the details of the Emirates Lunar Mission, which comes in line with the country’s ambitious strategy in exploring outer space. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed his confidence in the competencies of the UAE youth in leading this national mission which aims to reach new scientific horizons that enhance the country’s leadership in outer space, while receiving the Mission’s team in Qasr Al Bahar (Abu Dhabi). His Highness the President of the UAE said: “The Emirates Lunar Mission translate our confidence in moving forward in the field of space.. It is a great confirmation that the ......read more

The newly appointed Ministers of Education Emphasize Joint Efforts to Develop the UAE's Education System in Line with the Future Requirements

UAE - 15, June 2022- The UAE Government Media Office has organized a media briefing with His Excellency Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education; Her Excellency Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Chairwomen of Emirates Schools Establishment; and Her Excellency Sara Awad Issa Musallam, Minister of State for Early Education and Chairperson of the Federal Authority for Early Education.  The newly appointed ministers discussed with a number of editors-in-chief and media professionals, the developments in the UAE education sector, and the new policies and projects that were recently launched in keeping with recent ministerial appointments, including "Ajyal Schools" model, which will be implemented starting the next academic year 2022-2023. His Excellency ......read more

UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure discussed Prospects for Females in the Maritime Industry on International Day for Women in Maritime

● Al Malek: Our female professionals have played a massive role in cementing the country’s position as a leading global maritime hub   ● Al Kaabi: Our active involvement and initiatives have helped us create an inclusive and secure environment for women to engage in maritime activities, including seafaring and shipbuilding     Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2022: On the occasion of International Day for Women in Maritime, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) participated in a virtual roundtable that highlighted the role of women in enhancing the capabilities of the regional and global maritime industry, and the opportunities for them in the sector. Titled Women In Maritime: Preserving A Legacy Of Resilience Towards Achieving A Barrier-Free Working Environment, the roundtable was ......read more

HFZA, SAIF, and SCCI Devise Innovative Solutions to Double Sharjah's External Investment Flows

• The unprecedented steps to unify efforts are aimed at boosting UAE's export expansion plan and strengthening the "Made in UAE" label globally • Al Mazrouei stated that the meeting came at a time when both the SAIF and HFZA zones witnessed an increase in the number of foreign investment companies, reaching over 14,500 from 163 countries worldwide   Sharjah 13th June 2022:  The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority (SAIF Zone), and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) represented by the Communications and Business Sector have taken advanced steps forward to collaborate and strengthen strategic relationships in the hope of unifying efforts that will lead to the increase and enhancement of foreign investment flows and promote the benefits ......read more

SCCI Kicks Off its Gulf Tour from Riyadh to Promote Sharjah Excellence Award

• With the aim of attracting and motivating private sector companies to participate in such innovative awards • Two new categories introduced, with meetings held across GCC countries to discuss the Awards' participation terms and requirements   13, June 2022:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) begins an orientation tour across the GCC countries to introduce two categories of the Sharjah Excellence Award, the Sharjah Gulf Excellence Award and the Sharjah Gulf Localization Award, with the aim of attracting and motivating private sector companies to participate in such innovative awards.   The Sharjah Excellence Award tour began in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The delegation for the tour included Nada Al Hajri, General Coordinator of the Sharjah Excellence ......read more

Dubai Customs Certified Great Place to Work 2022 for 2nd Year in a Row

Dubai – 12 June 2022: Dubai Customs is certified among the best workplaces in the UAE for the second year in a row in the large-size company category. The annual report is compiled by management consultancy Great Place to Work, which compiles the survey in 60 countries. Researchers send out a 'trust index' to employees of companies, which measures how they are being treated at the company, if they are being fairly paid and if they feel informed about management decisions, among other issues. Dubai Customs is the first customs authority in the world to gain this recognition. The government department received the certificate for the first time in January 2021 based on an assessment of the work environment, including trust, innovation, organization and leadership values, the positive results achieved by the department ......read more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 10 June 2022

Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 8.7 billion in total during the week ending 10 June 2022. The sum of transactions was 2,369.  262 plots were sold for AED 1.26 billion, 1,572 apartments and villas were sold for AED 3.4 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Al Merkadh sold for AED 110 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 78.23 million in Wadi Al Safa 2, and a land sold for AED 110 million in Al Merkadh in third place. Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 159 sales transactions worth AED 429.04 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 30 sales transactions worth AED 91.15 million, and Al Yufrah 2 with 11 sales transactions worth AED 13 million in third place.  The top three transfers for apartments and villas were an ......read more

ADMM Recognised as Delivering a Parent-Friendly Working Environment

Six leading Abu Dhabi organisations awarded the honour in a special ceremony yesterday    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 June 2022: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan honoured Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management with the Parent-friendly Label (PFL) during a special ceremony. ADMM were among the first of six organisations to be awarded the Label by Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Development Authority (ECA).     The recognition is awarded to Abu Dhabi’s semi-government, private and third sector entities who have adopted parent-friendly work practices and policies to support working parents and encourage a better work-life balance.   ADMM were recognised for their flexible hours, particularly during the pandemic when school times were impacted, summer deployment and remote working policy, ......read more

UAE Cabinet Meeting - 2022

Mohammed bin Rashid: The Cabinet will always be a supportive team for the UAE President in consolidating the foundations of the Union, empowering its institutions, developing its path and enhancing the quality of life   UAE- June 8, 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that the UAE begins a new era of prosperity and growth, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Highness added that the vision of the UAE president in building the national human capital, consolidating the economy and enhancing the international and political position of the UAE, will form a road map for all ministries and federal institutions during the coming period. His Highness statement came during the UAE ......read more

In the Presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak..The Filipino Community Celebrates the Philippine's 124th Independence Day in Dubai

Organized by “@EmiratesLovesPhilippines” in cooperation with the Philippine Business Council Dubai     UAE, Dubai - 9, June 2022:  In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, the “@EmiratesLovesPhilippines” page in partnership with the Philippine Business Council in the UAE, organizes a celebration of the Philippine’s 124th Independence Day in the UAE, the coming Sunday (12 June 2022) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai.   The event aims to strengthen social relations between members of the Filipino community in the UAE while celebrating the fruitful cooperation and historical relation between the UAE and Philippines.    The Philippines Independence Day, represents a great occasion where the ......read more

Children of Determination Discover a New World at the Museum of the Future

Dubai-UAE: 08 June 2022 – A group of children of determination from Dubai’s Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs (Senses) embarked on a journey to the world of tomorrow at the Museum of the Future. They enjoyed a 90-minute guided tour that saw them explore space, learn about planet Earth and interact with innovative technologies.    During their tour of Dubai’s newest architectural marvel, the children were taken to 2071 – the UAE’s centenary year – as they made new discoveries about themselves and the world around them.   Their voyage began at the model space station OSS Hope, where they were able to experience what life in space could possibly look like. They then discovered an array of different species at the HEAL Institute, where digital technologies were also used ......read more

Emirates Nature-WWF Urges Organisations, Businesses, and Individuals to Join Leaders of Change – UAE's Biggest Movement for Nature – This World Environment Day

• ITP Media Group, Visa, and Safran, take a stand for the planet and pledge over 700 new members to the Leaders of Change programme this World Environment Day   • These prestigious organisations join newly onboarded Mubadala, Seddiqi Holding and Boston Consulting Group who pledged their support at the recent Earth Hour 2022 VIP event held at Expo 2020 Dubai   • Emirates Nature-WWF also welcomes new Green Giving Conservation Partners for contribution to local conservation projects and helping pave the way for the UAE to achieve its Net Zero and Nature Positive goals.   • To welcome the movement’s newest members and celebrate World Environment Day, Emirates Nature-WWF organised an exclusive ‘after-hours’ conservation event at Al Qudra Lake as well as a tour of one of ......read more

QNET Pledges Commitment to Sustainable Development on World Environment Day

Dubai – June 6, 2022: QNET, prominent e-commerce based direct selling company, reiterated its commitment to sustainability on the occasion of the World Environment Day. It raised awareness about the plethora of worldwide initiatives it has undertaken and its strategy for sustainable products. The company has a long history of engaging in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities around the world through its CSR arm, the RYTHM Foundation (which stands for ‘Raise Yourself to Help Mankind’) to promote sustainable development. The company has also pledged to exclusively choose partners that adhere to the highest standards of quality and eco-friendly practices.  QNET has recently been notable for its advocacy of sustainable water development and active participation in conferences around the world on water ......read more

Dubai Customs Attends Rough Diamonds Evaluation Event

Dubai – 06, June 2022: As part of its plan to enhance the knowledge and practical experience of its employees, Dubai Customs dispatched a delegation from the Customs Valuation Department to learn more about the international inspection and evaluation process for rough diamonds. The activity was organized by Stargems Group, DMCC, at the company’s headquarters in Almas Tower in Dubai, with the participation of specialists and experts from all over the world.   “The aim of participating in this event comes within the department's plans to empower employees and qualify them to become experts in evaluating precious stones in the future, in order to achieve the objectives of Dubai Customs regarding the preparation of customs experts in the field of precious stones and jewelry,” said Eman Badr ......read more

Museum of the Future Promotes Sustainable, Plastic-Free Future on World Environment Day

• Marking World Environment Day, Dubai’s iconic new museum drives forward sustainability agenda    Dubai-UAE: 04 June 2022 – As World Environment Day is marked across the globe, the  Museum of the Future is championing a more sustainable future for all and urging its guests to make small changes to help safeguard the planet and its biodiversity. The UN’s World Environment Day is marked annually on 5 June to highlight the importance of protecting the environment. As part of the day of reflection, the Museum of the Future is highlighting the everyday changes people can make to protect the planet and conserve its natural resources, for example using less water and using public transport.   Majed Almansoori , Deputy Executive Director at the Museum of the Future, said: “We fully ......read more

Dubai Municipality Celebrates World Environment Day 2022

  Communication with the environment, competitions, and awareness  Dubai, 4 June 2022:  Dubai Municipality joins the world in celebrating World Environment Day 2022, under the slogan, “Only One Earth.” Organized annually by the United Nations, this annual event aims to bring communities together to raise awareness on environmental issues, inspire society to unite for the planet earth, conserve and sustain natural resources, and take urgent action to conserve biodiversity and contribute to highlighting the local environment and important issues.  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said, “Dubai Municipality is keen to keep pace with international and national environmental events by spreading a culture of environmental awareness in various fields by developing ......read more

MoHAP Signs Agreement to Support the Federal Programme ‘Nafis'

• MoHAP: We are eager to build a new generation of talented Emirati cadres capable of guiding the country into a brighter future • The ministry and Novartis signed an agreement to train fresh Emirati pharmacists   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Novartis, a global healthcare company based in Switzerland, to develop a 12-month extensive training programmeme for Emiratis graduates holding pharmacy degrees. The training programme will promote the presence of Emirati cadres in the private sector by attracting talents, improving the skills of fresh graduates, and equipping them with the necessary skills and experience to build a successful career in the private pharmaceutical sector. Under the agreement, trainees will receive a monthly stipend from the ......read more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 03 June 2022

Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 6.8 billion in total during the week ending 03 June 2022. The sum of transactions was 2,478.  333 plots were sold for AED 1.5 billion, 1,626 apartments and villas were sold for AED 3.55 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Jabal Ali Third sold for AED 342.1 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 30 million in Al Jadaf, and a land sold for AED 342.1 million in Jabal Ali Third in third place.  Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 138 sales transactions worth AED 307.63 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 55 sales transactions worth AED 188.21 million, and Mena Jabal Ali with 40 sales transactions worth AED 3 million in third place.  The top three transfers for apartments and villas were ......read more

UAE to Chair Committee on The Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Emirates Mars Mission project director Omran Sharaf to Chair COPOUS   UAE – 1 June 2022: The UAE is to chair the Committee on The Peaceful Uses of Outer Space “COPUOS”. With 100 member states, COPOUS is one of the largest UN committees and plays a major role in governing the exploration and use of space for the benefit of all humanity. Her Excellency Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency said: “It’s a great honour for the Emirates to take the chair of COPOUS, particularly as we founded our space program on international partnerships and collaboration and continue to place these partnerships at the core of our space sector development.” The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was ......read more

Dubai Launches Single Window for Building Permits

Dubai Municipality, 31 May 2022:  The Dubai Building Permit Development Committee has completed the unified electronic platform for building permits, which includes building permit services of all licensing authorities in Dubai in one system. This platform provides distinguished services to consultancy offices and contracting companies. The committee, which was formed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to raise the level of customer satisfaction by providing distinguished services in the field of building permits and speeding up the completion of services through the development of systems and requirements. It is chaired by the CEO of the Engineering and Planning Sector in Dubai Municipality, with members from government agencies ......read more

Dubai Customs Participates in 11th Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference for MINA

Dubai – 31 May 2022: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, stressed that the efforts of the UAE to protect intellectual property rights are among the most important global experiences in this regard. The UAE has maintained a leading position among the Arab countries and its advanced position globally in protecting intellectual property rights and combating piracy, despite the challenges the world has witnessed because of fluctuations in the international economic situation due to the political turmoil and health crises caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. He stressed that Dubai Customs, in light of its mission to protect society and promote economic development, is redoubling its efforts to keep the UAE as a global oasis of safe trade that ......read more

Dubai Future Foundation Wins International Award for Creative Space Design

Dubai, 30 May 2022: Dubai Future Accelerators, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation, won the international iF Design Award 2022 – one of the most prestigious awards in the field of design and creative workspace. The Foundation won the office and workspace category following a comprehensive evaluation of the Dubai Future Accelerators by a jury comprising 100 top international experts in design. Its evaluation was based on five main criteria including idea, design, excellence, success in achieving goals and functional capabilities. The Dubai Future Accelerators work environments, which were designed by specialist design firm and community-powered creative services organization, Atolye, provide an open and innovative space to incubate start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world. The spaces offer ......read more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 27 May 2022

Dubai, UAE: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 8.7 billion in total during the week ending 27 May 2022. The sum of transactions was 2,884.  297 plots were sold for AED 1.59 billion, 2,116 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.75 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Al Warsan First sold for AED 110 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 38.04 million in Saih Shuaib 2, and a land sold for AED 110 million in Al Warsan First in third place. Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 89 sales transactions worth AED 216.11 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 57 sales transactions worth AED 188.42 million, and Al Merkadh with 37 sales transactions worth AED 292 million in third place.  The top three transfers for apartments and villas were ......read more

World Government Summit Identifies Critical Decision Points Supporting Global Leaders in Tackling Greatest Challenges

Mohammad Al Gergawi: • The UAE has reinforced its global status in ushering a new era of government work • The UAE Government is committed to global collaboration in enhancing governments’ readiness to the future • Post-COVID-19 world has changed dramatically and that it heralded a new era of accelerated changes that require adopting a whole-of-government approach  Sub-heads: • Report will help governments make critical decisions in the face of challenges like climate change and cyber-attacks • Report calls on governments to work collaboratively to regain citizens’ trust, fight climate change and mitigate a spiralling global food crisis   26, May 2022: His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit ......read more

UAE Government Signs Sustainable Global Strategic Partnership Agreement with World Economic Forum

May 26, 2022: The UAE government and the World Economic Forum (Davos 2022) have announced the signing of a sustainable global strategic partnership agreement that ushers in a new era of continuous, fruitful bilateral cooperation over the past two decades. The agreement aims to boost the exploration of future opportunities, while augmenting integration and cooperation in supporting global efforts to achieve mutual objectives and develop comprehensive future plans and strategies.   The UAE-WEF Sustainable Global Strategic Partnership was unveiled during a high-level meeting between His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Prof. Klaus Schwab, WEF Founder and President. The bilateral meeting was held on the sidelines of the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from May 22 to 26, ......read more

DLD Mo'asher: April 2022 Witnessed Highest Number of Sales Transactions in Same Period Over Past decade

Highlights for April 2022   ● April 2022 had 6,983 sales transactions worth AED 18.2 billion. ● April sales transaction volume increased by 45.48% and the value increased by 66.62% year-on-year. ● April 2022 had 41,810 rental leases; 60.4% were new leases, while 39.6% were renewals.  ● 79.5% of rental transactions were annual contracts, while 20.5% were for non-annual leases.   Dubai, UAE, 25th May 2022:    According to Mo’asher, Dubai’s official Sales Price and Rental Performance index launched by Dubai Land Department (DLD) in cooperation with Property Finder, Dubai’s real estate market recorded 6,983 sales transactions in April. This represents a significant increase of 45.5% compared to April 2021, making it the highest performance for the ......read more

Department of Economy and Tourism Launches ‘Service Ambassador' Programme to Enhance Shopping Experience

Programme aims to upskill customer service and sales staff across businesses and retail outlets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25, May 2022: Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has launched a ‘Service Ambassador’ programme with the objective of improving the customer experience in Dubai and thereby reduce consumer complaints. The programme, developed by DET’s Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector and Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) in cooperation with the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) features a specialised course designed to assist employees in businesses and commercial groups elevate the quality and efficiency of their customer service. The Service Ambassador programme is part of a series of innovative initiatives being launched by CCCP to support ......read more

Dubai Customs Issues Eight Customs Policies to Facilitate Trade, Develop Measures and Controls

Dubai – 25, May 2022: To keep abreast of developments affecting Dubai’s foreign trade movement with various countries of the world Dubai Customs issues updates customs policies that secure the flow of trade and facilitates shipments and goods and their access to commercial markets without delay. Tariff & Origin Department has released eight major customs policies between January 2020 and April 2022 on customs measures related to passengers’ disclosure about currencies, negotiable financial instruments, precious metals and precious stones. Another customs policy was rolled out on the controls of free trade agreement with Singapore.  The customs policies issued during this period dealt with the procedures for proving the certificate of origin, and resolving related disputes to ensure that the origin of ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Cooperates with World Economic Forum to Establish the Global Platform for Food Innovation Hubs

Dubai, UAE: 23 May 2022 – On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 at Davos, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) has signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) confirming the intention of the two sides to cooperate in the creation of the Global Platform for Food Innovation Hubs. WEF established the Food Innovation Hubs initiatives to strengthen local innovation ecosystems to facilitate food system transformation, and this new international platform will contribute to focusing and accelerating the scope of innovation to improve sustainable food production mechanisms around the world. The new Global Platform for Food Innovation Hubs aims to enhance joint international scientific and research cooperation in the field of food, exchange knowledge, experiences and data to ......read more

Dubai Customs Conducts 344 Training Courses in Q1 2022

Dubai - 23 May 2022:  Dubai Customs conducted 344 training courses for its employees during Q1 2022 within its strategic plan 2021-2026, which aims, among other objectives, to develop the competencies of its human capital and advance their skills and experiences.  The trainings, a total of 6,130 hours, targeted 974 employees, and they included 30 courses on customs work, 268 courses on specialized subjects such as IT, innovation, data science, AI, warehousing, intellectual property, 34 courses and workshops on administrative skills and 12 courses on developing and preparing leaders in Dubai Customs.  Training courses conducted by the Training Center grew considerably in number compared to previous years, and there was higher focus on behavioral and technical competency matrix and the latest government trends in the ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses more Cooperation with Uzbek Delegation

Dubai – 23,  May 2022: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received an Uzbekistani delegation headed by Akmalkhuja Mavlonov, Chairperson of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and H.E. Abdulaziz Urolboevich Akkulov – Uzbekistani Ambassador to the UAE. The delegation included a number of senior Uzbek officials in customs, transport, trade, and investment sectors. A number of executive directors and heads of departments at Dubai Customs attended the meeting.  Musabih highlighted the strong ties between the UAE and Uzbekistan and Dubai customs’ efforts to enhance means of cooperation with the Uzbekistani partners.  “We work hard to enhance our relations with customs organizations in friendly ......read more

Questions and Answers Regarding the Ban on Plastic Bags

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Etihad Rail Signs Three MoUs with European Companies to Exchange Knowledge and Expertise in the Railway Sector

• The MoUs are based on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and rail operations   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 19 May 2022: Etihad Rail signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Renfe, Spain’s national railway operator; High Speed 1, the first high-speed railway in United Kingdom (UK); and GB Railfreight, the British rail freight company. The MoUs are based on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and operations. This comes as part of Etihad Rail’s efforts for developing railway services as part of the UAE National Railways Programme.   The MoUs were signed during the second day of Middle East Rail 2022, which is hosted by Etihad Rail and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour ......read more

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