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Sharjah Ruler calls on Arabs to support Lebanon; Direct Line raises AED 30.74 million on live TV event

Dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to offer generous contributions Sharjah, August 13, 2020:  Less than 24 hours after The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity, announced a global campaign to provide emergency relief for victims of the devastating explosion that struck Beirut last week, a 90-minute live fundraising event hosted today on Sharjah TV’s popular Direct Line (Al Khat Al Mubasher) programme, has successfully raised AED 30.74 million with dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to make generous contributions.  In a passionate plea made on Tuesday, August 11, at the launch of ‘Salam Beirut’, an emergency aid and relief campaign from Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ......read more

Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar to Give INR 2 Million as Compensation to the Kin of Those Who Died in the Karipur Air India Crash

United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Masala King Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, as part of his social responsibility initiatives, will give INR 2 million as compensation the next of kin of all those who died in the Air India Express flight that recently crashed at Karipur airport. “The aircraft was captained and operated by one of the most distinguished and experienced commanders, Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, a decorated IAF officer.  My father Mr. Mahadev Datar was an ex IAF officer and I have a strong affinity to the Air Force. When I heard this news I immediately felt the urge to do something for the victims and this is a small gesture from my side,” said Dr. Datar. “The ill-fated flight had many passengers who had lost their jobs. In addition, there ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Launches ‘Salam Beirut' Campaign Aiding Lebanon Explosion Victims

To bring lifesaving aid, essential food supplies, healthcare and shelter to thousands who lost everything to the shocking tragedy    Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi:    • Sharjah and the UAE are with every family and individual in Lebanon.  • Our brothers and sisters in Lebanon need us and we must do our best to fulfill our humanitarian duty to them.  • Lebanon deserves peace and security, and it is time to ensure its people have it.       Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - August 11, 2020:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR, has today tweeted the announcement of ‘Salam ......read more

Dubai Customs Educates Staff Through Positivity Platforms Initiative

Dubai – 10 August 2020:  Dubai Customs has introduced Positivity Platforms initiative in a bid to educate and raise its staff’s awareness during the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as part of the organization’s steadfast commitment towards human resources development and education. The initiative has so far carried out 7 virtual lectures and workshops on divers topics, including organizational happiness, positive energy, crisis leadership, nutrition and mental health. Around 800 employees benefited from this program, and the target is to reach 1000 participants in 10 lectures by the end of December 2020.    The initiative is aimed at fostering happy and positive corporate culture within Dubai Customs’ working environment where staff are delighted, productive, loyal, confident in their ......read more

Local Chefs Join Forces as They Cook for Beirut

All Proceeds from The Dinner Will Be Donated to The Lebanese Red Cross 09 August 2020, Dubai - UAE:   Inspired by Clerkenwell Boy and Serena Guen who originally came up with the idea to curate a charity dinner in aid of UNICEF UK’s humanitarian work helping children and refugees affected by the crisis in the Levant, Gates Hospitality is bringing together a team of local chefs as they ‘cook for Beirut’.  Collaborating for a series of charity dinners, chef Rita Soueidan, Bethan Kehdy, Ruby Chaer, Mohammad Orfali, and Greg Malouf are set to bring together their creative forces as they cook up a four-course dinner. The event at Reform Social & Grill is already a sell-out event, however due to the demand, the same menu will run the following evening at Publique where all proceeds will be ......read more

Dubai Land Department launches ‘Green List' project on ‘Dubai REST'

The new project seeks to reduce violations and boost activity in Dubai’s real estate market   Dubai, UAE, 8th August 2020: Dubai Land Department (DLD), through the Real Estate Licensing Department of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), has announced the launch of its ‘Green List’ project, which seeks to provide additional services to the real estate professionals and empower the sector. The project is a new addition to a range of comprehensive services provided by ‘Dubai REST’, a smart real estate application by DLD. In order to benefit from the new service and the existing ones provided by the application, property owners are required to register and be available for communication with the brokers and to assist them in selling or rent their properties. The owners can opt to deactivate ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Siyaj (Fence) Initiative to Foster Border Security, Facilitate Trade

Dubai – 5 August 2020: As part of their relentless efforts to protect the society and secure Dubai’s ports, Dubai Customs launched Siyaj (Fence) initiative: the first integrated control 24/7 system in the world. The new system is based on a number of sophisticated AI technologies, rapid intervention teams that work around the clock, drones, and the K9 sniffing dog unit. The initiative will enhance Dubai and the UAE’s security and help protect the society from the hazards of illegitimate shipments while facilitating trade and supporting the global supply chain.  The Siyaj initiative features integrated unites such as the advanced technological unit system and the highly qualified skilled team unit. All is based on a deep learning central data base that is regularly fed with updated information. And there are ......read more

Airbus Solutions Being Rolled-out in Kuwaiti Government Entities to Reinforce Mission-Critical Communication System

Deployment of Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat in line with Kuwaiti Government’s transition from narrowband to broadband networks   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:  With the Kuwaiti Government fast transitioning from narrowband to broadband networks, Airbus has shown strong support for the move through increased deployment in the country of its secure communication and collaboration solutions, specifically Tactilon Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat.   Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat are currently being rolled-out across local public safety entities in Kuwait to help strengthen their mission-critical communication systems. Concerned authorities will benefit from Airbus TETRA network and infrastructure by using their advanced multimedia capabilities such as photo and video services to boost ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Resumes Work at Full Capacity

Sharjah, August 4, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah, on Monday, welcomed the return of its employees to the offices with 100% capacity in accordance with the decision of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), as well as the wise directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The resumption of work came after taking a number of precautionary and preventive measures to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. From disinfecting the entire building and implementing the occupational health and safety requirement to installing AI-based thermal cameras and using employee ID cards instead of the fingerprint, the other measures include rearranging work stations to maintain physical distancing, installing glass barriers between offices,  putting up Covid-19-related signs and ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Commences Virtual Review Process of 2020 Submissions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 03 August 2020 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Committee has commenced its review of this year’s eligible submissions, holding its first session for the current edition of the prize remotely. Chaired by HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Award and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, the review session was attended by panelists Professor Dr. Khalil Al Shaikh of Jordan and Emirati literary critic and poet Sultan Al Amimi, both members of the Award’s Scientific Committee, and Dr. Ali Al-Kaabi from the UAE. In the coming weeks, a series of further virtual meetings will be held by the Reading Panel Committee to review the 2020 submissions received thus far and evaluate how well they meet the criteria for the prize. These sessions will continue until 1 ......read more

Today in History: Launch of the UAE's First Earth Observation Satellite

Dubai, UAE, 29th July 2020:  The UAE entered the Earth observation satellite club 11 years ago today. On 29th July 2009, DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, onboard the Dnepr launch vehicle. The launch of DubaiSat-1 had a far-reaching impact on the UAE’s space sector and pioneered many more missions that put it on the list of leading space-faring nations. The satellite also played a critical role in developing the first Emirati team of engineers with first-hand experience of space sciences.  The DubaiSat-1 provided ground-breaking work related to Earth observation. It was used to compile and publish the UAE’s first atlas built entirely by a team of Emirati cartographers, engineers, and researchers. The satellite also played an important role in supporting relief ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center hosts virtual workshop with government officials to outline Dubai Cyber Security Index

• Index links the systems and networks of government entities in Dubai with the Security Operations Center of DESC  • Index aims to enable authorities to respond to threats by sharing security advisories • It measures the performance of government entities on the speed of response and the number of security incidents • The workshop forms part of efforts to enhance cooperation with government entities   29 July 2020, Dubai – United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) hosted a virtual workshop for officials and experts from government entities in Dubai to outline the Dubai Cyber Security Index (DCI). The (DCI) was recently launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Al Furdah Falcons Award to Recognize Frontline Heroes

Dubai – 28 July 2020:   In recognition of the recognizable efforts of the frontline heroes and the employees who worked efficiently from home during the spread of the pandemic, Dubai Customs launched Al Furdah Falcons Award. The ceremony took place online under the patronage and presence of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors, heads of departments and employees.    The award, in its first version, has 7 categories that are divided into two levels: the individual level which includes the Medal of Customs Honor, Medal of Best Director during remote working period, and Medal of Best Supervisor during remote working period. The Corporate level includes the Watchful Eye Group, Best Project/Initiative/ ideas, Border Protectors for best department ......read more

Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Orders Release of 110 Prisoners

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 110 prisoners incarcerated by the RAK Punitive and Correctional Establishment, arrested under various charges, and each serving their respective sentence.  The decision to pardon coincides with the advent of Eid Al Adha; it reflects H.H. Sheikh Saud’s keenness to give these prisoners a second chance at a new life, as well as to ease the burden on their families. For his part, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of the Judicial Council, called on relevant authorities to take all necessary measures to implement the orders of H.H. the Ruler of RAK and release the prisoners included in ......read more

Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar facilitates repatriation of Maharashtrians

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2020:   Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading recently arranged two flights to repatriate stranded Maharashtrians to Mumbai and Pune. He arranged the repatriation of close to 400 people including labourers, those who lost their jobs, those suffering from various ailments etc., by utililising the services of Emirates and Flydubai. This is in addition to the more than 1000 Indians whose return to their home country was earlier facilitated by him in coordination with various bodies.  Dr. Datar has borne the complete ticket expense, COVID testing fees, food kit for all people  from the UAE who were repatriated. In addition, this time he has arranged one week all expense paid quarantine facility in Mumbai and Pune. This has been a personal ......read more

Special Olympics Announces Global Expansion of Initiative for Inclusion in Education for Young People with and without Intellectual Disabilities

Transformative Gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Will Promote Positive Social Change and Foster More Inclusive Societies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020:   Today, Special Olympics announced the next phase of global expansion of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) – one of the largest initiatives for inclusion in education for young people with and without intellectual disabilities – through the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Building on over a decade of success of UCS in the United States and growing impact in more than fifty other countries around the world, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has committed $25 ......read more

Statement by Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (Srti Park), on the Historic Hope Probe Launch

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2020:   The UAE's Hope Probe, the first Arab interplanetary mission, will usher in a golden age of space exploration not only for the UAE but also for the Arab world and the entire human race.   First announced in 2014, Hope Probe represents the collective effort of the UAE in developing a viable space programme that will put the country at the forefront of the global space community. It also proves that despite being a young nation, the UAE can achieve scientific breakthrough by prioritising an ambitious agenda in science, engineering and technology.   Hope Probe is a symbol of hope and a beacon of inspiration for the present and future generation of Arab youth to explore careers in science, engineering, mathematics and technology that will open up new frontiers of ......read more

Applications Are Now Open for Dubai Chamber CSR Label H2-2020 Cycle

• Dubai Chamber CSR Label is highest level of recognition for the CSR efforts of businesses in the Middle East   • Applicants can strengthen their expertise in specialised categories of Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2020: Companies of all sizes and sectors that are keen enhance their CSR strategic and policies can now apply for the H2-2020 cycle of the Dubai Chamber CSR Label.   Businesses have until November 30, 2020 to apply to the Dubai Chamber CSR Label Advanced, Dubai Chamber CSR Label Standard and four specialised categories, namely Dubai Chamber CSR Label Workplace, Dubai Chamber CSR Label Marketplace, Dubai Chamber CSR Label Community and Dubai Chamber CSR Label Environment.   The categories are ......read more

Pandora Joins Forces with UNICEF to Raise Over $1M in Aid of New One Love Initiative

Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.   July 16, 2020:   Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion. Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July with all proceeds from the song and related activi-ties directly ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Transit Trade Guide to Keep Up With Progress of Dubai Silk Road Strategy

Dubai – 16 July 2020:  Within its efforts to enhance Dubai’s leading position as a central hub for regional and global transit trade, Dubai Customs launched a guide on transit trade.  The guide, prepared by the Tariff and Origin Department, outlines all the procedures and steps that need to be taken by companies to avail for the services and facilities provided by Dubai Customs to transit activity. The guide includes information to raise awareness around all regulations on transit trade facilitation following the UAE’s commitment to the international treaties and agreements.   Transit trade is vital in facilitating economic transformation and regional trade, offering multiple benefits to the surrounding society by unlocking the economic potential of those areas. Commenting on this, Ahmed ......read more

DLD Launches a Conflict of Interest & Party Transactions Policy for Jointly Owned Properties

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2020: Dubai Land Department (DLD) through the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) launched a Conflict of Interest & Party Transactions policy for jointly owned properties. This launch comes within the framework of regulating the real estate sector in Dubai and entrenching principles of transparency and accountability in all matters related to jointly owned properties in freehold areas across emirate. The launch of the policy aims to establish special procedures and mechanisms to help regulate the transactions of all parties of jointly owned properties and promote their roles and responsibilities as well as identify and manage conflicts to avoid exploiting private interests in managing such properties. His Excellency Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, said: “Based on the recent policy that we ......read more

Abu Dhabi Sees Promising Signs of Progress in Tourism as Domestic Restrictions Ease

A rise in hotel occupancy rates by 3% year-on-year in the first week of July provide an optimistic outlook for sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by 3% year-on-year since July 1 and are expected to rise further with the launch of a number of initiatives within the emirate aimed at boosting the sector.  The UAE government has received global praise for its response in confronting the pandemic, as well as for how it has proactively managed its social and economic impact. The local government in Abu Dhabi in turn has relentlessly increased testing for COVID-19, ......read more

Moro Hub Inaugurates its Smart Cities Command and Control Centre Contributing to Dubai 10X Initiatives

Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2020:   HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated today the Smart Cities Command and Control Centre of  Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA. As a Dubai 10X enabler, Moro Hub's new centre provides services in Intelligent IoT Platforms, Cyber Security and Managed Services to support the Government and Enterprise customers in their digital transformation journey. The UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai 10X initiatives have defined a leading role in the adoption of digital technologies. This has led to the UAE government increasing efforts in boosting its citizen happiness index, ensuring performance excellence to its government entities and providing citizens and residents with the best place to ......read more

Inauguration of Dubai Route 2020 Metro

Alstom-led consortium delivers extension of Dubai Metro Red Line   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2020: Alstom congratulates Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), on the inauguration of the Dubai Route 2020 Metro. This iconic project was ceremonially inaugurated by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai on 7 July 2020, and was also attended by Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom’s CEO and Chairman of the Board as well as the top management of the ExpoLink Consortium via video conference technology.     The new line project, commenced in July 2016 and carried out by the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gülermak, consists of a 15km-long line, of which ......read more

Dubai Customs' 2nd Consultative Council discusses challenges and opportunities of post Covid-19 era

Dubai – 11 July 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs, HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said Dubai will play a pivotal role in developing and progressing the e-commerce sector in the coming few years, and that the chances are very good for the UAE to become a central hub for e-commerce, especially for African, Gulf and South American markets.  Musabih, in the second Dubai Customs’ Consultative Council meeting 2020, which he chaired and was held online, said that Dubai has been recently ranked first as the fastest growing e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa. This goes down, he said, to a number of factors including the continuous digital development and adoption, the growing number of customers and the world-class infrastructure Dubai has. “Dubai Customs extends full support to help ......read more

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