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Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructures at the World Road Congress

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), July 21 2019:   The UAE Organising Committee of the 26th World Road Congress today announced that the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has become the Bronze sponsor of the 2019 Congress.  Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) between October 6 to 10, the prestigious global event is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) and the World Road Association (PIARC). Thousands of road transport professionals, a Congress record number of national pavilions, more than 150 exhibitors from international private and public groups and many transport ministers from around the world are ......read more

His Excellency Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the People's Republic of China

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will deepen ties and build on the foundation of the comprehensive strategic partnership announced in July of last year, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UAE. Since this momentous visit, the relationship between the UAE and China has now achieved diversity and richness at various levels and we look forward to now capitalizing upon this. This visit will see a series of high-profile meetings with key influential Chinese business leaders and we expect significative progress to be made in the development of several projects. The UAE and China currently have a series of agreements in dedicated sectors. ......read more

Higher Committee for SCC Elections Issues Resolution Forming Constituency Committees

Sharjah Government Media Bureau - Sharjah, Jul 21 , 2019:  The Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections has issued Resolution No. (4) of 2019 on the formation of electoral constituency committees in the cities of Sharjah, Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalbaa, Dibba Al Hisn and Al Hamriyah and the areas of Al Bataeh, Mleiha and Al Madam.   The resolution stipulates that after reviewing Law No. (3) of 1999 on the establishment of Sharjah Consultative Council and the rules and amendments thereof; Emiri Decree No. (59) of 2015 on the organisation of the Sharjah Consultative Council elections and the amendments thereof; and Emiri Decree No. (15) of 2019 on the formation of the Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections and based on what has been presented by directors of municipalities in the ......read more

Dubai Land Department cooperates with Dubai Police to initiate new smart home security system

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, announced the initiation of the partnership it had previously signed with the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police for the new smart housing security system. Incorporating many other parties, including major real estate developers in Dubai, the agreement aims to disperse security awareness among Dubai’s residents through developers who can collaborate with other relevant parties to introduce the benefits of the new smart housing security system. In line with this partnership, DLD will support Dubai Police’s security initiatives by organising workshops with real estate professionals. Lt. Col. Rashid Abdul Rahman bin Zabawi Al Falasi, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Warns of Health Hazards Due to Illegal Slaughtering Away from the Approved Abattoirs

Dubai, July 17th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of the virus Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), which is resulting from the indiscriminate slaughtering of sacrificial animals, whether at houses or by unauthorized street butchers. Such type of illegal slaughtering is increasing with the approach of Eid Al Adha.  The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever is classified within the list of priority diseases. In case of being affected by this virus, it should be reported within 24 hours, so that a rapid intervention for epidemiological surveillance can be undertaken by the relevant authorities. Government Efforts to Enhance Healthy Behaviors H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and ......read more

Automation Anywhere Expands into the Middle East with the Opening of Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of regional headquarters in Dubai.    A dedicated office now serves a growing customer base in the Middle East and will play a key role in helping organizations overcome the barriers to adopting RPA. The fast-evolving technology uses software bots that work side-by-side with human workers to automate repetitive, mundane tasks – liberating people to focus on higher-level business value initiatives.   Digital transformation continues to gain traction in the region, backed by several government mandates. These include the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that aims to make UAE the top region in ......read more

The India-UAE Bridge Recognized as a Step Into the Future

DP World Promotes Bilateral Trade and Investment Using Its Assets as a Springboard Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   The trade and investment flow between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are poised to expand rapidly with the launch of a major initiative by DP World, UAE Region.  This consensus emerged on 16 July at a trade and investment seminar led by DP World, UAE Region and jointly organised with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Chandigarh.  At the seminar, DP World, UAE Region executives highlighted the synergies that exist in their portfolio across India and UAE, and the integrated solutions ranging from port-centric logistics, inland logistics, freight and transport. The overarching aim is to enhance trade flows with optimised supply chain ......read more

Dubai launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

Dubai – 16 July 2019:  Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs. In his opening speech to the launch ceremony, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih confirmed that the new smart system is an indication of the incessant efforts of ......read more

A charitable initiative from the ADNOC Sas Al Nakhl School brings together AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent

The school was honoured with “Aoun” award for its outstanding humanitarian efforts   • The Sas Al Nakhl campus pupils were awarded the prize for volunteering and participating in humanitarian work. • The Aoun Award for Community Services aims to instil the culture of volunteering among the Emirati youth • The awards adds to a long list of charitable honours won by ADNOC Schools, including the United Nation Award and Dubai Cares Award     Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 15, 2019:  ADNOC Schools’ Sas Al Nakhl Campus raised AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent and received the prestigious Aoun Award for Community Services sponsored by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), for their outstanding humanitarian efforts and contribution towards society and help penurious families ......read more

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomes DGEP Coordinator General

Dubai – 15 July 2019:  Dubai Customs Director General Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Dr Hazza Al Nuaimi, the new Coordinator General of the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai. This is part of Dubai Customs’ strategy to maintain close ties of cooperation with government agencies and raise Dubai's profile as a global centre of excellence in all aspects of public service. Musabih pointed out that the DGEP has played a central role in improving efficiency of government work and organizational performance in Dubai, making it a role model locally, regionally and globally.  Director General of Dubai Customs highlighted the latest DC achievements, most importantly the recent recognition from the World Customs Organization (WCO) which ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah and Singapore to Discuss the Bilateral Cooperation'

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Monday; 15/07/2019:  H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and H. E. Low Pit Chen, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai discussed strengthening the bilateral business cooperation, and the economic issues that contribute to reinforcing the investment cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah and the Republic of Singapore. The meeting was attended by H.E Youssef Ismail, Head of the Supreme Committee of Saud Bin Saqr Foundation for Youth Project Development, H.E Arafa Al Falahi, H.E. Aisha Alqatami, Board of Directors members of  Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mohamed Hassan Al Sabab, Director General of RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry . H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

DLD signs MoU with Al Masraf to manage and service OA accounts

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) to manage and service Owners Association (OA) accounts. The MoU was signed by HE Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, and Hussein Ohida, Assistant General Manager – Corporate Support Services. Bin Ghalita commented: “RERA seeks to attract as many potential private sector partners as possible to help them implement their strategies to regulate Dubai’s real estate sector and support all parties in their respective roles. The new MoU with Al Masraf will provide OA accounts more options and access to banking services provided by leading banks operating in the country.” The MoU ......read more

MoHAP Youth Council Discusses Mutual Cooperation with Civil Defence Youth Council

Dubai, 14th July, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) held recently a meeting with the Civil Defence’s Youth Council. The meeting discussed means of exploring mutual cooperation and sharing creative ideas to develop coordination mechanisms, launch bilateral initiatives and tackle most important challenges, so as to realize the strategic objectives of youth councils.    Present at the meeting were Dr. Sultan Sharif, Chairman of MoHAP’s Youth Council, Captain Humaid Abdalla Ali, Head of Civil Defence’s Youth Council and a number of members of both councils. A Package of Initiatives and Programs At the outset of the meeting, Dr. Sultan Sharif welcomed the members of Civil Defence’s Youth Council, stressing the importance of holding ......read more

Dubai International Financial Centre Continues to Prioritise Ease of Doing Business with Introduction of New Licencing Categories & Fees

Introduction of Short-Term and Restricted Licences as well as Commercial Permissions and Dual Licencing categories designed for ease of set-up and affordability Dubai, UAE: 11 July 2019 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is continuing to prioritise the ease of doing business with the introduction of new licencing categories and fees designed to make establishing businesses within the Centre easier and more affordable. Four new licencing categories were introduced as part of the new Operating Law and Regulations, including Short-term and Restricted Licences, Commercial Permissions and Dual Licences. Each of the new categories come with reduced licence fees and increased flexibility, allowing more firms to conduct ......read more

Corporations' long-term success hinges on their business model supporting humanity's prosperity

Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day 2019 (July 29) one-planet compatibility emerges as a powerful compass to gauge corporate strategies against ecological resource constraints   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:    Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day this July 29, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its commitment to promote one-planet compatibility as the necessary framework for long-term business success. Schneider Electric’s breakthrough White Paper, published on July 29*, lays out the detailed approach and supporting metric for one-planet compatibility and humanity’s prosperity. It was developed in partnership with Global Footprint Network, the international sustainability organisation that pioneered the Ecological ......read more

‘Legislative Needs Forum' discusses key elements of ‘Legislative Plan 2020' in line with Dubai's future-oriented vision

Dubai - UAE, 9 July 2019 -The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) discussed recently the key elements of the “Legislative Plan 2020”, which sets out a clear, flexible, efficient, and systematic framework for drafting legislation in line with Dubai’s vision of the city of the future. The discussions took place during the “Annual Legislative Needs Forum 2020”, which witnessed the participation of 39 local government entities that were keen to explore the outcomes of the legislative plans implemented between 2017 and 2019. During the forum, the attendees also discussed new ways to meet their legislative needs for the upcoming year in line with Dubai Plan 2021 launched to promote excellence in governance and leadership with a view to ensuring the well-being and ......read more

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Welcomes Official Chinese Delegations from Sichuan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 09, 2019: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), one of the UAE’s leading free zones, has stepped up efforts to attract new business and foreign direct investment (FDI) from China following official Chinese delegation visits this week.  Jamal Bin Marghoob, Senior Director of Sales at DAFZA along with  senior officials welcomed the delegation from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council (CCPIT) was represented by Mr. Yang Shibo, Minister of the Association and another delegation from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, which was led by Zhang Lyu Ping, Deputy Director General.  The delegations were joined by a number of Chinese companies which aim to better understand investment policies, economic and trade ......read more

MoHAP Youth Council Interviews Zainab Al Bloushi “Winner of Happiness and Positivity Medal” After Saving Life of Five Persons

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) hosted and interviewed recently, the volunteer Zainab Al Bloushi, the winner of “Happiness and Positivity Medal”.  The interview comes as part of “60 Minutes with Inspiring Character” event aiming to shed more light on the positive and distinguished stories of Emirati youth, so as to form a great motivation for the next generations and future youth.  The interview with Zainab Al Bloushi featured her experience in saving the lives of five persons who had a car accident on Maliha-Sharjah road.  Commenting on this heroic story, Al Bloushi said: “Thanks to my participation in SANID – National Emergency Response Volunteer Program ......read more

Dubai Customs explores more mutual trade with KSA

After recent signing of AEO mutual recognition agreement   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office H.E. Abdul Hadi Mohammed Al-Shafi, the Saudi Consul-General to Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs business.  “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with our brothers in Saudi Arabia and its diplomatic missions and business councils and corporates. “The Kingdom is a very important trade partner to Dubai” said Musabih.  An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) mutual recognition agreement has recently been signed between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This will help reduce clearance time ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with members of Consultative Council

Dubai, 6th July 2019:  Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said the smart innovative services provided by Dubai Customs was the source of admiration and praise for the World Customs Organization.  “This was reaffirmed by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Mr Kunio Mikuriya during our meeting on the sidelines of the WCO Council 133rd/134th Sessions in Brussels, Belgium” Musabih said in the opening speech of the Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting, which was held in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs Development Division at Dubai Customs, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division and Edris Behzad, ......read more

DLD signs MoU with Tanami Properties to support Manzili initiative

Dubai, UAE, 04  July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanami Properties (TP) through which DLD will support the Manzili initiative launched by TP. The MoU aims to strengthen the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors, achieving public interest to develop Dubai’s real estate market. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “This relationship is in line with our institutional goals to provide a systematic approach to register lands and properties, protect customer rights, and ensure all legal aspects related to land sales and purchases. We hope that our partnership and cooperation with the private sector will help us create an attractive global investment environment, achieve the government’s strategic objectives ......read more

Dp World, UAE Region Collaborates With the Indian Business & Professional Council to Unveil “the India-UAE Bridge”

Unique e2e Solutions Will Help DP World and Jafza Support Indian Trade and Investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:   DP World, UAE Region launched “The India-UAE Bridge”, a major initiative that will attract Indian trade and investments to its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Jafza by offering end-to-end (e2e) solutions to companies and entrepreneurs. On the 30th of June, details of the ambitious initiative were announced at “The India-UAE Bridge”  event, a  jointly organised event by DP World UAE Region, Jafza and the Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC). The e2e solutions delivered under the initiative will support investors through value propositions such as the integration of DP World’s assets in both countries, enhancing  access ......read more

Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises Chairman honoured by Dubai Police for supporting White Points System for the 7th consecutive year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:    HE Salem Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), was recently honored by Dubai Police in recognition of SAAE’s efforts to sponsor and support the Dubai Police White Points System for the 7th consecutive year. He received an award from Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations, Dubai Police during an event that was held recently at Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City, to felicitate the White Point initiative sponsors. The White Point System is a unique system implemented by the Dubai Police as part of its strategy to make roads safer by encouraging motorists to become responsible drivers and thereby reducing casualties. Drivers can earn White Points by registering under the ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Awarded CIPS Corporate Platinum Accolade

Award puts DCT Abu Dhabi in a special group of 14 global organisations which have achieved rigorous standards   Abu Dhabi, 30 June 2019:  The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – Corporate Platinum Award. This is the highest certification in the procurement profession globally that can be reached by an organisation.    CIPS is the leading professional organisation in procurement and supply chain management and aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management globally.   DCT Abu Dhabi is the only organisation to have jumped from CIPS’ Standard Level, directly to CIPS’ Platinum ......read more

Dubai Land Department wins of ‘Ideas Arabia 2019' award in Productivity category

DLD was awarded for the ‘Building Survey and Classification’ system based on 64 criteria   Dubai, UAE, 29 June 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced its achievement of the ‘Ideas Arabia 2019’ award, an addition to its track record of many local and international accomplishments, after taking first place in the “Productivity” category for its ‘Building Survey and Classification’ initiative.    HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are proud of this remarkable achievement that recognises the benefits of the first-of-its-kind ‘Building Survey and Classification’ system. This system was approved by the Executive Council in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

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MoHAP and Novartis Ink Agreement to Strengthen the Strategic Drug Stockpile…

Dubai, 28 May 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has inked, on May 27, an agreement with Novartis Middle East on the provision and recycling of the strategic drug stockpile in severe and emergency situations. The agreement includes 31 life-saving and emergency drugs. The one-year-agreement aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical security and the appropriate response to ......read more

Traditional Call to Prayer Returns to Al Ain's historic Jahili Mosque…

Abu Dhabi, May 27, 2019:   Fittingly for the Holy Month of Ramadan, this week has seen the return of the traditional call to prayer to the historic Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The prominent location of Al Jahili Fort, at the centre of the city, and its landmark status, is such that its buildings, including the mosque, have come to symbolise the traditional architecture and cultural ......read more

PAN Emirates Home Furnishings Announces its CSR Initiative this Ramadan…

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Dubai Culture pumps 17,707 liters of water under its humanitarian campaign themed ‘Power of Giving'…

To promote tolerance and to support the Well of Hope competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th May 2019:  On invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in partnership with The Dubai Mall, concluded its participation in the Well of Hope ......read more

Do you wish to take your volunteering efforts to a new level? Sign up for a volunteering ...…

• Volunteers are invited to register through the UAE Volunteer Platform • 15 volunteers from the UAE will travel to a remote village in Senegal and help set the foundation for a community school   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will return to Senegal in November 2019 for another ......read more

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department honours sponsors and partners for the ...…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 23, 2019 HE Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Ramadan Dubai, emphasized the importance of charity and voluntary work and the dissemination of noble and human values, especially in the holy month of Ramadan, which reflects the teachings and ......read more

DP World, Uae Region Contributes Significantly to the Well of Hope Project…

The leading trade enabler’s efforts help Sheikh Mohammad’s humanitarian competition achieve its lofty goals Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May, 2019:   DP World, UAE Region has announced that it has contributed 17,400 litres of water to the Well of Hope initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of ......read more

New Muslims Awarding during Ramadan Dubai activities…

May 22, 2019 - Dubai, UAE On Friday evening, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Rihili, a Saudi scholar and a teacher at the Holy Prophet's Mosque, delivered a religious lecture directly after Taraweeh prayer entitled "Fear a day when you will return to God" at Al Salam Mosque in Al Barsha, in one of the activities of Ramadan Dubai, a project organized by the Dubai Islamic and Charitable Activities ......read more

Supreme Armenian Patriarch Hails UAE as Global Model of Peaceful Coexistence…

Addressing Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, Global Spiritual Leader Thanks Sharjah Ruler for His Generosity and Kindness to Armenians; Lauds Historical Arab-armenian Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, last night lauded the UAE leadership for its historical championing of respect and ......read more

Dubai Culture gathers the community to support ‘Well of Hope'…

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Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar…

Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold ......read more

"The Family's Happiness and Stability"…

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its ......read more

SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary ...…

Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme ......read more

Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices…

Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate ......read more

MOHAP Youth Council organizes Art Exhibition and Competition to highlight Emiratis talents…

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FANR commemorates International Internal Audit Awareness month…

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Dubai Customs thwarts 87 marijuana oil smuggling attempts through Dubai airports in 1Q 2019…

Dubai – 11 May 2019:  Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs made 87 seizures of marijuana oil in 1Q 2019 compared to only 7 seizures in 2018. The department made 36 seizures in total in 2018.  “It is a huge increase in seizures for this illegal substance. We need to work together with all relevant departments in the country to fight the smuggling of narcotics, ......read more

6,000 worshippers prayed with Sheikh Saad bin Said Al-Ghamdi at Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai…

11 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Grand Mosque of Rashidiya in Dubai hosted 6,000 worshippers during the third and fourth day of Ramadan praying Taraweeh with Sheikh Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamidi, Imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Taraweeh is an additional prayer of the Sunni Muslims performed at night after Isha prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Ghamidi was ......read more

SAIF ZONE holds meeting for business councils, bringing together more than 100 businessmen and ...…

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Sharjah Chamber Discusses Enhancing Trade and Investment Cooperation with Brazil…

Sharjah, 11 May 2019:  H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), received recently, in his office at the SCCI, H.E.  Luis Limos Iqerga, the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.  The meeting was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the SCCI, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al-Midfa, the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, ......read more

23 Leading Thinkers and Experts to Headline 8th Sharjah Ramadan Majlis…

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United Arab Emirates Online Application Process Launched for Long-Term Residence Visas …

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Dubai Quality Group Concludes the 16th Cycle of Emirates Women Award 2019 by Honoring 13 ...…

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Dubai Police, AFSAC of Tunisia sign pact for training…

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Dubai Customs honors top performers in 1st monthly client recognition ceremony…

Dubai – 01 May 2019:   As a token of appreciation to its outstanding clients, Dubai Customs held its first client recognition ceremony of 2019, which will become an established monthly event to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories.   Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih attended the ceremony along with a host of ......read more

Dubai Cares announces Bookings 2030, a Ramadan digitally driven fundraising campaign…

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GCC governments could generate an additional US$10 billion per year by managing gas portfolios on a ...…

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2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival Underlines Abu Dhabi's Position as a Leader of ...…

Event in the UAE capital draws to a close after four successful days of cultural performances, interactive workshops and discussion on importance of cooperation between Islamic countries Festival’s main stage featured 30 cultural performances by groups from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Palestine, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan   Artists and ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council launches 2nd cycle of Mentorship Programme…

42 applications received in cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has announced that 42 members submitted their applications to join in the 2nd cycle of DBWC Mentorship Programme 2019, which was launched following the resounding success achieved in the first cycle.   The six-month programme, which ......read more

Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority highlights benefits of new Aman System in enhancing ...…

April 25, 2019: The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority (SPSA) has affirmed their continuing commitment towards providing the emirate's real estate segment with the necessary tools needed in ensuring the safety of its citizens, residents and their property, through its new Aman System, which is expected to help pave the way for improved fire prevention, safety and security ......read more

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Uae Minister of Tolerance, Opens the 2nd ...…

UAE Minister: “Festival contributes to strengthening the values of solidarity and cohesion in line with UAE 'Year of Tolerance' and the UAE's commitment to spreading the message of tolerance around the world Landmark event inaugurated with special performance by multi award-winning singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, who will play full concert at Emirates Palace on April ......read more

Participate in the UAE's largest Music Monkeys class ‘Music for Smiles' to raise funds for ...…

Hosting UAE’s third largest musical class, ‘Music for Smiles’ to raise funds for Operation Smile UAE on 2nd May 2019  Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2019:  Music Monkeys, the UAE’s premiere musical institute has been dedicatedly working towards building and developing the sensory needs of young children through the wonderful art form of music. Music Monkeys who operate ......read more

Dubai Customs honors female winners of Al Thuraya Award in its 1st edition…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates  – 22 April 2019:  Dubai Customs celebrated its leading customs female employees in Al Thuraya Award ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said women are an integral part of any progress and development in society.  “Empowerment of women has been one of the main strategies in the UAE ......read more

Jebel Ali Center performs 766,000 customs transactions in Q1 2019…

Dubai – Sunday 21 April 2019:  Jebel Ali Customs Centers Management carried out around 766,000 customs transactions and made 30 seizures during the 1st quarter of 2019.  The strategic customs management, which performs all customs operations of Jebel Ali Port; the largest marine terminal in the Middle East and the flagship facility of DP World’s portfolio of over 65 ......read more

As part of Volunteer Emirates Dubai Cares gives a makeover to Sharjah's National Charity Schools ...…

150 volunteers participate in the 2nd edition to enhance the learning environment for 1,500 students  Dubai, United Arb Emirates – April 20, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted today the second edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of the National Charity Schools Girls (NCS) in Nasiriyah, Sharjah. This ......read more

Trakhees receives 5 ISO certificates…

Dubai – Saturday 20 April 2019:  Trakhees, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai made a remarkable achievement by being certified to five ISO standards in complaints handling, quality management, IT management, environment management and HS management.  Adnan Al Abbar, CEO of Trakhees, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone ......read more

Dubai Cares invites UAE community to empower children and young people with education through its ...…

The initiative benefits primary and secondary schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and Senegal UAE-based individuals and organizations can also travel for a one-week volunteering mission  18 schools were adopted in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the 2019 ......read more

The World Free Zones Organization, in association with El Consorci de la Zona Franca, announces the ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 April 2019:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) in cooperation with El Consorci de la Zona Franca (CZFB), has announced the themes and topics of its fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2019 (AICE) taking place in Barcelona, Spain between 26 and 28 June 2019.  The announcement came during a press conference in the ......read more

A Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations a Celebration of Islam and Bonding of Nations…

2nd Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will demonstrate cultural diversity and spread Islamic messages of unity and tolerance to the world Four-day festival will provide platform for Islamic nations to strengthen collaboration and form new partnerships  Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2019:   The 2nd Organisation of Islamic ......read more

Dubai Customs and Dubai Police discuss further security cooperation…

Dubai, UAE 16th April 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received a delegation from Dubai Police headed by Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. The meeting covered different issues of cooperation in security, and paved the way to a future agreement on different aspects in ......read more

Dubai Cares announces emergency support to Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai at World Bank and ...…

AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) funding to Education Cannot Wait will help restore education for children affected by the cyclone and flooding Dubai Cares’ delegation also attends UNICEF's "Generation Unlimited" Global Board Meeting  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 April, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global ......read more

Emirates Post Recognized for Outstanding Customer Services by Universal Postal Union for the 3rd ...…

Emirates Post takes home Customer Care Award  UAE becomes the only Arab Country to win the award three times Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:   Post, the UAE’s leading postal services provider, won its third International Express Mail Services accolade for outstanding Customer Services, making the UAE the only Arab country to win the award three times. Granted by ......read more

UAE's First Digital Government presents Ajman's Digital Transformation Journey at WSIS 2019, Geneva…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 13, 2019:  The Ajman Digital Government participates in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The event that is running from the 8th to 12th of April is witnessing an international participation from countries, their ministries and organizations that have taken a crucial decision in their governance of ensuring ......read more

Record results and renowned awards for Dubai Customs in 1st quarter 2019…

Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2019:  Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih applauded the great acheivements of Dubai Customs in Q1 2019, which came in fulfilment of the emirate’s overall vision in general and the 50-Year Charter and the Eight Principles of Governance in particular. The organization has scored best on the “Leadership in Government Services ......read more

New libraries opened across Terminals 1 and 3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport…

10 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports, with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has opened a series of new ‘AUH Libraries’ at Abu Dhabi International Airport, following the UAE’s Month of Reading in March 2019.  Located across Terminals 1 and 3, passengers are welcome to visit the Main Library ......read more

Abu Dhabi Hosts Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation…

Under the theme "One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance" Islamic nations come together to highlight their cultures and traditions during four-day festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) The Festival will spread Islamic messages of unity, tolerance and multiculturalism to the world Abu Dhabi, 10 April 2019:   The City ......read more

Dubai Business Women Council reports 10% growth in membership database during Q1 2019…

DBWC organises 13 different events aimed at enhancing members’ expertise in Q1. More than 308 businesswomen took part in Q1 events, discussing advanced vision of Dubai businesswomen Al Gurg: DBWC strategic plans were upgraded, focusing more on quality trainings DBWC launches 2nd Mentorship Programme 2019 to develop and foster members’ skills in cooperation with renewed ......read more

Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”…

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with ......read more

Director of Dubai Customs makes evening tour to Customs Declaration Management and Control Room…

Dubai, UAE 6th April, 2019:   Director of Dubai Customs made an evening tour to the Customs Declaration Management and the Control Room of the Customs Intelligence Department. He confirmed that Part of Dubai Customs role is to maintain security and safety through securing the emirate’s borders and entry points and protecting society from the hazards of illegitimate trade. ......read more

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