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Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:    As part of its continuous efforts to keep the business community in Dubai informed with the latest legal developments and to help the private sector protect their businesses during the current circumstances, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Al-Tamimi & Co, organized a webinar on “Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE which was attended by 479 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed to introduce the impact of Covid-19 on the business sector and its legal implications. It also aimed to identify whether Covid-19 constitutes a force majeure event and the impact of force majeure on key industries such as shipping, logistics, aviation and real estate. The webinar was moderated by Essam Al-Tamimi, ......read more

“We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments

Sharjah, May 19, 2020: The recently launched campaign by the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, represented by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee, is witnessing a considerable interaction by the heads and representatives of government authorities and departments in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as media outlets, radio stations, and social media platforms. Held under the theme “We’ll get through this”, the campaign aims to highlight the stimulus package adopted by the Sharjah government to support the public and private entities, business sectors, and individuals and to curb the economic repercussions of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this context, the SCC published, on its social media pages, a video highlighting the campaign objectives and messages, in addition to daily posts that ......read more

Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona

Dubai – 18 May 2020:  Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis.  Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and medical supplies in the local market through facilitating trade without compromising safety and security of society.  “Dubai Customs is playing an increasingly important role during this difficult time to secure borders, ......read more

Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic Capacity

 The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool to help hospitals around the world manage capacity more effectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    With countries across the world strengthening hospitals’ response to the surge in patients requiring critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool that helps hospitals and public health services manage critical capacity more effectively, enabling them to meet the increased demand.   Developed by researchers from the Jameel Institute, the tool – called the J-IDEA Pandemic Hospital Planner – can calculate the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community

Mansoor Bin Mohammed chairs meeting of the Board, which discusses budget for upcoming season and appointment of Emirati assistant coaches in team games like football   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council has thanked and lauded the country’s wise leadership for their vision and support during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and their efforts to protect the nation and the members of its community from the virus. The Council also hailed the leadership for ensuring the smooth supply of essentials and other daily requirements of the community, as well planning and preparing for the post-COVID-19 period. The Council also commended Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai clubs for hosting COVID-19 drive-through test centres at their premises, and thanked all the volunteers from Dubai ......read more

Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families

Digital app to create customised postcards with personalised image, copy and video   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2020:  Emirates Post has launched ‘epostcard’ – a digital postcard application that will allow users to create customised physical postcards for friends, families, colleagues, and stakeholders.  The ‘epostcards’ app, which can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store, will allow individuals to design bespoke postcards to send to friends and family and for companies to send to employees and stakeholders. The app allows users to tailor images and create copy, in addition to adding videos that will be uploaded and accessible via a QR code on the physical postcard. Based on individual specifications, Emirates Post will print the physical postcards ......read more

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy.  Musabih said Dubai Customs managed to deliver quality services during the hard time without any disruption. “Thanks to our sophisticated technological infrastructure, it was not a big deal for us to work from home and at the same time maintain security and ensure safety of our inspectors working at the frontlines. ......read more

ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ä, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share. Under the initiative, ICBA will work with local partners and authorities to grow ......read more

Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme to Benefit Those Affected by the Current Situation

 Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2020:   Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has witnessed many generous gestures during the past six weeks, with contributions from Abu Dhabi citizens and resident of all ages and nationalities.    A recent contribution by Emirati high school student demonstrates the lengths that people all across the Emirate are going to in order to support those in need during the current health and economic situation.   Abdulla Al Jahmani, a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at a school in Al Ain, has contributed AED15,000 from his savings that he planned to use to start his own project once he graduates high school.   Speaking about the reasons behind his contribution, Abdulla, said: “I am happy to make a contribution to the ‘Together We Are ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak

Dubai – 13 May 2020:   HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms.  This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs.   Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers of different ranks to identify their points of strength and assess their development needs.  “The whole world is changing dramatically due to the ......read more

Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According to Sophos

o Global survey shows the average cost of recovery is $1.4 million if organizations pay the ransom, $730,000 if they don’t o SophosLabs reports on Maze ransomware techniques that increase pressure to pay o 49% of the organizations surveyed in the UAE witnessed a significant ransomware attack in the last 12 months   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020, which reveals that paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a ransom. The survey polled 5,000 IT decision makers in organizations in 26 countries across six ......read more

Positive Glimpses of Prayer and Fond Memories Win Xposure #homecaptured Global Contest's Fourth Week Prizes

Sheik Shehriyar UAE resident, Ajman takes home the first prize of US$ 1,000;  India’s Raj Pawar wins US$ 750 as runner-up   Sharjah - May 13, 2020:  Xposure International Photography Festival’s #HomeCaptured contest winded up its fourth week with homegrown talent, UAE resident Sheik Shehriyar from Ajman winning the first prize of US$ 1,000, and while Raj Pawar from Solapur, India claiming the runner-up position, winning US$ 750.  Underlining the inner strength one receives through prayers, especially when one seeks a ray of hope that pierces through the darkness to heal, Sheik Shehriyar’s image titled ‘Prayers’ also drove home the message of #stayhomestaysafe, emphasising the need to keep loved ones in our prayers during the current challenging ......read more

KhalifaSat Captures Image of Duomo di Milano In Italy and the Vacant Streets Around it During the Lockdown

Dubai, UAE, 13 May 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released an image of the Duomo di Milano and its surrounding neighbourhood in the city of Milan, Italy taken from space by KhalifaSat, during the period of lockdown initiated to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The maze of empty streets visible in the picture is a reminder of the time when Italy’s capital of finance and fashion came to a standstill as authorities tried to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. In response to the pandemic, the Italian government had progressively worked to contain the disease and declared a total national lockdown on March 10. Through testing and retesting, rigorous quarantining and other important measures, Italy has gradually begun to flatten the curve.  KhalifaSat was fully developed at ......read more

SEHA and Emirates Red Crecent Hand Out 1,000 Care Packages

Providing the workforce with tools and informative guides to minimize the spread of COVID-19.    Abu Dhabi, May 13, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Emirates Red Crescent collaborated to provide the workforce in Emirates Humanitarian City, Abu Dhabi 1,000 care packages that include body towels, liquid soap and shampoo, toothpaste, sanitizer and educational guides on preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, said: “The UAE’s leadership have always given priority to the wellbeing of the nation’s workforce, who are integral to the development of the country and its infrastructure. We are grateful to the Emirates Red Crescent who have joined forces with us to bring SEHA’s vision to life ......read more

Masala King Dhananjay Datar to Sponsor the Repatriation of Indians From UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   There is promising news for thousands of stranded Indians waiting for their return from UAE to India on the background of current COVID 19 pandemic. The air traffic between these two countries is already started and the process of registration of names with Indian Consulate and ticket booking has also started. Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading Company popurly knows Masala King is extending his co-operation in sponsoring the air ticket expenses of the needy travellers coming back to India.  Dr. Datar said he will contribute to the ticket expense and COVID testing fees for Indians from the UAE who are waiting to get repatriated. Dr. Datar said this is a personal initiative from his side to help those who are unable to meet the expenses in ......read more

E-mortgage System Contributes to DLD's Commitment to Precautionary Measures and Enhances Remote Work System

 The aim is to reduce the percentage of customer visits and procedures to one step through one platform     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, was able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its advanced infrastructure during the exceptional circumstances resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19, after it provided many solutions to maintain its communication with its customers and provide them with services, including the e-mortgage registration service. The process of registering e-mortgages is carried out via either banks or real estate registration trustee offices that provide all real estate transaction services. The mortgage service helps support DLD’s commitment to the precautionary measures and ......read more

Zoho Brings Its Global Assistance Efforts to UAE With New Vertical Relief Plan

Targeted programs introduced to aid organizations across non-profit and government sectors and retail industries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Zoho Corporation, a global technology company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business software applications in the industry, has introduced its Vertical Relief Plan (VRP) in the UAE. The VRP is comprised of programs and tools to assist businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across two verticals: non-profits & government, and retail.     "We are so grateful to all the workers who are helping us weather this storm," said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho co-founder and CEO. "Beyond those on the front lines, there are workers in industries who are struggling, who are persevering, who are ......read more

Ogilvy's Paul O'Donnell Voted President of EACA

Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been elected as the new President of the EACA UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 8 AM MAY 12TH Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been voted as the new President of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) for a two-year term. He succeeds Dominic Grainger, Chief Executive Officer, WPP Specialist Communications, who has been EACA’s head since 2016.  O'Donnell's two-year tenure will be focussed on increasing co-operation and collaboration across Europe as the world's largest advertising market responds to the twin challenges of Coronavirus and Brexit.  Agencies and national trade bodies need to work together as never before to maintain market access for our services, ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Consolidates Its Humanitarian Initiatives on “Zayed Humanitarian Work Day”

Distributing 1.5 Million Meals in Ramadan as Part of the “10 Million Meals” Campaign   • DP World, UAE Region’s humanitarian initiatives represent a key pillar of its overall strategy, which emphasizes promoting the spirit of giving and benevolence in its organisational culture     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 of MAY 2020:   Inspired by its vision to make “Humanity Happier”, DP World, UAE Region recognises Zayed Humanitarian Work Day in commemoration of the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace. Sheikh Zayed and the UAE Founding Fathers were distinctive models for humanitarian work that started with the UAE citizens towards extending a helping hand to the needy aiming to spread a spirit of goodness and benevolence ......read more

Nationwide Carrefour Donation Campaign to Bring Ramadan Essentials to Those in Need

Carrefour has partnered with the Emirates Red Crescent to provide families across the UAE with boxes of essential food items during the Holy Month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:    Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, has launched a donation campaign across its UAE stores that invites shoppers to provide boxes of essential Ramadan items to families in need during the holy month. In partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent charity, the initiative encourages customers to purchase boxes worth AED 50 or AED 100 online or in Carrefour stores across the UAE. Each box contains essential items, such as sunflower oil, rice, sugar, juice, and lentils. The boxes will be distributed weekly by the Emirates Red Crescent to those most in need to help ensure they are able to enjoy an authentic Ramadan ......read more

Emirates Post Records 45% Increase in Last-Mile Delivery Volumes in the UAE

Deliveries for e-commerce, banking and government sectors help boost volumes in Q1 2020    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 May 2020:  Emirates Post has registered a 45% growth in last mile delivery volumes since the beginning of 2020 compared to Q4 2019. Since January 1, 2020, Emirates Post has delivered close to 2m shipments to customers on behalf of government and banking organisations as well as e-commerce retailers both locally and from around the world.  E-commerce is the most significant contributor to the jump in last mile deliveries, accounting for one in every three deliveries so far in 2020. In line with the steady global rise of e-commerce over the past few years, Emirates Post has ramped up its last mile delivery capabilities to better support this fast-growing sector. It has implemented a ......read more

Retired Emirati Soldier Contributes His Monthly Salary to MA'AN's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme Until the End of the Current Health and Economic Challenges

Abu Dhabi - May 12, 2020:   A retired Emirati soldier who served in the UAE Armed Forces, has pledged to contribute his monthly salary for the duration of the current health and economic situation to the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme. In a move that represents an outstanding demonstration of communal responsibility and social cohesion, Ali Hussein Al Ahbabi will continue to send his monthly stipend to the programme until the current challenges ease, with the funds being used by Ma’an to provide support to affected Abu Dhabi residents. As the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund, the on-going ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has enabled members of the community to come together and solve social challenges in ......read more

Al Ansari Exchange Donates AED 1 Million to ‘Education Uninterrupted' Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 May, 2020:   Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, announced today the donation of AED 1 million in support of ‘Education Uninterrupted’ campaign launched by the UAE Ministry of Education and Dubai Cares. Al Ansari Exchange’s donation will go towards supporting children and youth from national and non-national low-income families in the UAE whose education has been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.    Speaking about the importance of giving and solidarity within the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Member of its Board of Directors said: “We are very grateful to Al Ansari Exchange, whose generosity continues to leave positive ......read more

Dabur Joins UAE's Fight Against Coronavirus by Distributing Free Hand Sanitisers to Front Line Heroes

Over 7,000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers have been distributed to essential workers in the UAE through Talabat and Royati Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Dabur International has launched WHO compliant Dermoviva hand sanitisers to keep everyone safe in the fight against coronavirus. As a mark of appreciation for essential workers who have been selflessly working throughout the coronavirus outbreak,  Dabur distributed over 7000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers to delivery drivers and front-line workers through a collaboration with Talabat and Royati Family Society, a UAE based charity organization. Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO, Dabur International, said: “We sincerely thank Talabat and Royati for collaborating with us on this initiative.  It is our privilege to help the front line workers with ......read more

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Dubai Customs Pushes Shipping Against Tide of Coronavirus…

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Dubai Customs and Bahraini Counterparts Convene by Video Conference on Covid-19…

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Ajman Free Zone Completely Digitizes Business Set-Up as it Links its Services with Ajman Pay…

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Lulu Launches Ramadan Sharing is Caring Donation Drive This is 8th Year in Support of Dubai Cares…

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World FZO Launches its 6th Annual International Conference Online from Dubai on Thursday, 30 April…

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Al Zahia Community Supports Families of Sharjah by Donating Two Tons of Essential Food Items…

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Dubai Customs and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Convene by Video Conference to Discuss ...…

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DGW reinforces implementation of precautionary measures to curb spread of COVID-19…

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Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: Adapting to the New Normal During Social Distancing…

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Ajman Free Zone Reports Surge in E-Commerce License…

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Dubai Customs Resolves 61 IPR Disputes, Valued Dh8.2m in Q1 2020…

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Dubai Chamber Discusses the Legal Impacts of COVID-19 on Business and Employment…

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IMA Research Foundation Launches 2020 Call for Research Proposals…

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Sharjah, April 20, 2020:  The Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award recently announced that the registration in the seven categories of the Award edition 2020 is free for all economic enterprises. Sharjah Excellence Award is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and organized by the ......read more

The SME Rise Collective Announces First Recipients of Their Sme Support Initative…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020:   The SME Rise Collective began its story a week ago, but in this short time amazing things are already starting to happen and already The Collective has covered 2 agency salaries for 3 months and will be supporting 2 SMEs with their marketing for 3 months.  Created in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and its effect on small ......read more

SCAD: Abu Dhabi's Weekly Price Index Falls by 0.7% in the Second Week of April…

Covering a selected basket of consumer goods   Abu Dhabi, 20 April 2020:   According to the latest issue of the ‘Weekly Price Index Report’ released by the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), for a selected basket of food and non-food consumer goods, the index decreased by 0.7% to 103.0 points in the second week of April 2020, down from 103.7 points ......read more

Agthia Group Shareholders Approve 15% Cash Dividend During 15th Annual General Meeting…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 19, 2020:   Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, held its 15th Annual General Meeting on Thursday April 16th virtually over video conference. During the AGM, shareholders approved a cash dividend of 15% for an amount of AED 90 million. Among other published and approved agenda items, Agthia announced election results of ......read more

Dubai Customs Completes 22 Enhancements of its Customs Systems…

Dubai – 19 April 2020:  Dubai Customs’ IT Department has remotely completed 22 major enhancements to its systems. The step covered a number of internal and external customs systems and aimed at facilitating procedures and supporting clients’ businesses in fulfilment of the stimulus package launched by the Dubai Government for the Covid-19 outbreak ......read more

KIKLABB: Licensing & Workspaces Launches Virtual Trade Licenses in Dubai…

KIKLABB: Licensing & Workspaces has announced the launch of Virtual Trade Licenses in Dubai that allow customers to set up a business without leaving their homes. The KIKLABB experts will guide through the entire company formation set up process including arranging customer licenses and visas from the convenience of their couch. Tasawar Ulhaq, CEO of KIKLABB, said, "The coronavirus is ......read more

Dubai Customs Enhances Streamlined Trade of Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2020:    Dubai Customs has put more efforts to ensure facilitated and streamlined passage of medical supplies and pharmaceutical products in this hard time in which the whole world sees a vicious outbreak of the Covid-19. Making available of local, regional and global needs of medical supplies in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Honours 2020 Winners with Virtual Ceremony…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 April 2020:   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, one of the Arab world’s most prestigious and lucrative literary prizes, held a virtual livestream ceremony yesterday evening to honour the winners of its 14th ......read more

Dubai Chamber Develops a Guide on the National Disinfection Program…

It aims to help the private sector manage its operations smoothly and urges companies to adhere to the program     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a streamlined guide to the National Disinfection Program, with the aim of helping the private sector learn how to manage their businesses smoothly ......read more

Two Young Emirati Boys Donate AED 1,000 to ‘Together We Are Good' Programme by Ma'an…

Abu Dhabi, 15 April 2020:   Two Emirati children, aged eight and seven, have contributed AED 1,000 to the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme run by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, in the latest example of the community spirit, which is sweeping Abu Dhabi.    The friends, Ahmed Yehia Al Hashimi and Meshal Mubarak Al Rashedi, are encouraging ......read more

Sharjah Realty Transactions Hit AED3.6b in Q-1…

• Al Shamsi: 18,537 transactions recorded across Sharjah in first three months • Al Shamsi: Real estate investment is founded on strong bases up to all challenges   Government Communication Department - Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department - 14/04/2020  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   The Emirate of Sharjah has recorded up to ......read more

UL Outlines Importance of Collaboration to Help Prevent Cyberthreats in Middle East…

Dubai, 14 April 2020:   UL, a global safety science leader, has advised authorities in the Middle East to continue stepping up their efforts to help protect the region from cyberattacks. With the widespread use of technology and with the Middle East establishing itself as a key market for trade and tourism, countries are facing constant challenges to stop ......read more

DLD Launches ‘Together' Initiative in Cooperation With JOP Management Companies…

Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2020:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), announced the launch of a new CSR initiative called ‘Together,’ in cooperation with a number of jointly owned property (JOP) management companies in Dubai. The new initiative, which aims to provide support for tenants and landlords, confirms the solidarity of all ......read more

Customs Transactions in Dubai Skyrocket 60% to 4m in Q1, 2020…

Dubai – 13 April 2020:   Against all odds and despite the many challenges and hurdles facing the world market due to the outbreak of Covid-19, customs transactions in Dubai skyrocketed 60% to reach 4 million in Q1, 2020, from 2.5 million in the corresponding quarter last year. This reflects the resilience of Dubai economy and its ability to cope with changes and ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Participates in UFI Online Session, Discusses Economic Impact of COVID-19…

Sharjah, April 12, 2020:  Expo Centre Sharjah has called to provide all forms of support and assistance to help revive the exhibition industry worldwide. The centre also called for pooling efforts of those involved in the exhibitions industry to overcome the consequences of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to provide the necessary expertise and knowledge to support this vital ......read more

UAE Labs Get World's First Connected Management System to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing…

GCC’s largest lab operator Pure Health brings InterSystems TrakCare Lab Enterprise system, the first and only laboratory business management solution, to support the UAE’s COVID-19 testing initiatives   Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2020:   InterSystems, a global leader in healthcare information systems and technology solutions, has signed an agreement with Pure ......read more

Ministry of Economy announces reduction in fees for 94 of its services…

In accordance with UAE Cabinet Resolution 20 of 2020 Al Mansoori: Move represents important step to reduce the cost of business and support the economy during the current stage Reduction rates in some services reach 98 per cent Financial impact on the business sector is estimated at AED 113 million Abu Dhabi, 12 April 2020: The Ministry of Economy has announced a new list of ......read more

SCCI Lauds Private Sector Commitment to the Preventive Measures Over COVID-19…

Sharjah, April 12, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, said that its call to the business community and the private sector to adopt precautionary measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been met with a great response through the commitment to carrying out all safety instructions and the implementation of the remote working ......read more

Dubai Chamber Encourages the Private Sector to Contribute to the Community Solidarity Fund Against ...…

 The Chamber has launched a page on its website that contains information about the fund's participation mechanism and goals  Buamim: The private sector will play an essential role in supporting the fund and strengthening public- private partnership   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 011, 2020:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a ......read more

Beauty Company, Cosnova, Launches “Keep Your #kisstance”, a Solidarity Campaign With Victims of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:    One of the leading German cosmetics companies, cosnova, which holds some of the beauty world’s favorite brands such as essence and CATRICE, is supporting in the fight against the Coronavirus with the campaign “Keep your #Kisstance” For every person who expresses their solidarity with #kisstance on social media and ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Customs Inspector Safe Passage in Response to Covid-19…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:     Dubai Customs’ Administrative Affairs Department designed a mobile safe passage for the safety and security of its inspection officers. This comes in line with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and other health authorities in the UAE to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The new customs inspection ......read more

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