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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

In Partnership with Pure Health, Abu Dhabi Police Conducts Over 43,000 Covid-19 Tests for its Members

Abu Dhabi - July 9, 2020: Abu Dhabi Police, in partnership with with Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, conducted Covid-19 screenings for more than 43000 members of the force since the launch of the screening program in the second week of April 2020 across the emirate. Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, Director of Financial Services at Abu Dhabi Police, said, “Under the screening project, three teams of healthcare professionals from Abu Dhabi Police and Pure Health are working simultaneously in the frontline on this special campaign to fortify the nation’s fight against the deadly pandemic. The process included registration, PCR Covid19 screening, lab testing and reporting across all areas in the emirate.”  Commenting on the campaign, Lieutenant Colonel Thurya Al Hashemi, Director of ......read more

Dubai Startup Hub and Dtec Announce Winners of Emirati Development Programme

• First phase of programme featured a Training and Mentorship Academy organised by Dubai Startup Hub in partnership with Dtec, followed by a pitch competition   • 30 Emirati entrepreneurs took part in the programme, while the top 5 winners received one-on-one mentorship support   Dubai, UAE 07 July 2020: Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), a wholly owned tech co-working space by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today announced the winning candidates of the first phase of the Emirati Development Programme (EDP).   Sultan Alhosani and Fahad Alzarooni of TutorMe, a platform connecting highly qualified tutors to students; Alanoud Mubarak of CoDevelop, a provider of digital services and products; Hassan ......read more

Dubai Culture Wins Excellence Award From Arab Federation for Libraries and Information

• Distinction in Dubai’s public libraries services and interaction with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic • An integrated work system to support library staff and communicate with them during the closure • Rich programmes to maintain the audience’s interaction with libraries and reading as a daily habit • Supporting local writers and promoting their literary works through the ‘Introducing a Writer’ initiative     Dubai, UAE, July 7, 2020:   Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced that its public libraries had won the Excellence Award in the ‘I Know” initiative launched by the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI), the largest professional and scientific union for libraries and information In the Arab world. The award ......read more

International Day of Cooperatives 2020: Union Coop Urges Cooperatives to Join Hands in Climate Change Efforts

This year the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Climate Change’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently was listed on the interactive map of the official website of ‘International Co-operative Alliance’ for its contribution and efforts towards tackling the issues of Climate change and reducing the carbon footprint. Union Coop believes that the combined efforts of Cooperatives around the world can surely make a difference in climate change efforts. Its statement reflects the retail brand’s passion and efforts when it comes to sustainable development actions for climate change. Explaining this the Director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki said, “Union Coop is making important ......read more

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

 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 ......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 ......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, ......read more

Ministry of Economy launches an interactive knowledge platform to help the business environment ...…

Abu Dhabi, 16 May 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MOE) has launched a dedicated platform to help the business environment address the effects of the COVID-19 virus, which is an interactive online knowledge platform to support business continuity and stimulate sound business practices to reduce the impact of the Corona virus crisis on the commercial and investment climate in the country, protect ......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 ......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 ......read more

Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' ...…

 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 ......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 ......read more

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

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

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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

 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 ......read more

Ajman Free Zone hosts webinar in cooperation with Seamless to highlight e-commerce boom in the UAE…

May 12, 2020 - Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has partnered with Seamless Webinar to host an online discussion on how to build an e-commerce business swiftly and efficiently.  The session, which is scheduled to be held at 11 AM (GST) on May 13, 2020, will feature Athbi Al-Enezi, Co-Founder of JustClean, Kuwait; Ammar Akhtar, Chief Executive Officer, Finalrentals; and Leena Khalil, CCO / Co-Founder, ......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 ......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, ......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:  ......read more

ABCC to host a new webinar on Brazilian-Arab relations and the new global scenario brought about by ...…

Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão to attend online conference as one of guest speakers May 12, 2020- The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) announced that it will host a new webinar this month as part of the ongoing dialogues on the direction and the future of the Brazilian-Arab relations in the new global scenario. Titled ‘Brazil and the Arab Countries: Enhancing ......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 ......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 ......read more

Retired Emirati Soldier Contributes His Monthly Salary to MA'AN's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

Dubai Chamber Introduces the Private Sector to the UAE National Self Employment Platform…

Introductory workshop to promote awareness regarding  the benefits for  Emiratis and companies from the platform     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:     Dubai Chamber’s Center for Responsible Business recently organized an online training workshop on the UAE National Self Employment Platform, which has been launched by the Ministry of ......read more

DGW takes part in 'Your City Needs You' campaign in support to the UAE community…

Participation reflects DGW's commitment to enhancing volunteerism as part of one's humanitarian and patriotic duty UAE, 9 May 2020 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) confirmed the participation of a number of its employees in the ongoing 'Your City Needs You' volunteering campaign, an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown ......read more

Dubai Customs Organizes 362 Online Training Courses During Remote Working Period…

Dubai – 11 May 2020:  As part of its efforts to maintain development and help employees keep abreast of the latest trends, Training Center at Dubai Customs organized 362 remote training courses which spanned 1,074 online hours (equivalent to 4,296 traditional training hours). These included 358 online courses on Linkedin over 689 online hours (equivalent to 2,756 traditional ......read more

MA'AN's ‘Together We Share' Programme Delivers More Than 3 Million Meals in First Week to Workers ...…

• With tens of thousands of workers receiving daily nutritious meals since 1 May, the initiative has already provided more than 3 million meals this week • The deliveries are being made across 35 accommodation sites across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi throughout Ramadan • The nutritious food supplies are being paid for by contributions made to Ma’an’s ‘Together ......read more

Dubai Chamber Honors Support Staff and Renews…

its commitment to construction workers under the Community Solidarity Fund against Covid-19 Dubai, UAE: In celebration of International Workers Day and as commitment to its social responsibility, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honored  its support staff, in recognition of their vital role in ensuring a clean and safe environment for employees and customers of the ......read more

Dubai Chamber Completed more than 100,000 Electronic Transactions Between March- April…

 Buamim: Our digital infrastructure and transformation has supported the business community efficiently and consistently during this challenging time, and will continue to do so    50 smart services provided to the business sector electronically     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ......read more

Dubai Customs Convenes Quarterly Consultative Council by Video Conference…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Business and trade groups in Dubai highly praised the stimulus package launched by Dubai government in support of companies and the business sector during the coronavirus crisis. During the first Customs Consultative Council (DCCC) meeting 2020, organized quarterly by Dubai Customs, representatives and heads of business groups in Dubai ......read more

Danube Group Donates One Million Dirhams Worth of Food Kits During This Pandemic…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2020:   Taking the fallout of economic and health impact of this pandemic into account, UAE-based conglomerate, Danube Group, has set aside one million dirhams for the distribution of food kits among those affected by this pandemic across the United Arab Emirates .Distribution will take place from their warehouse facility in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, ......read more

Nursery Distributes Groceries to Hundreds of Workers During the Month of Ramadan…

British Orchard Nursery runs a month-long drive gifting foodstuff and other essentials to construction workers, drivers and cleaners among others in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:    Keeping up the spirit of giving alive in the holy month of Ramadan, British Orchard Nursery is running a month-long charity drive and has already reached out to hundreds of people ......read more

Public Service Messages from Dubai Police Strike a Chord with UAE Residents Amid the Ongoing ...…

During April, Dubai Police saw the highest uplift in Ad Awareness of any brand in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   As the world fights COVID-19, Dubai Police are educating and advising the public on how to protect themselves in the midst of this health crisis and also sharing thanks and appreciation to the frontline police personnel. Dubai Police are ......read more

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy…

By: Dr. Luisa M. Sastre, Specialist Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:   Sudden fluctuations in eyesight including blurred vision, double vision, and the appearance of floaters in the eye could go unnoticed as people maneuver complicated and unpredictable lifestyles. However, these minor ailments could be a sign ......read more

Jaguar and Land Rover Coronavirus Support: Over 360 Vehicles Deployed Globally to Support ...…

• Jaguar and Land Rover thank all those around the world involved in the fight against coronavirus • 362 vehicles now deployed globally to support emergency response organisations during the coronavirus crisis • Jaguar provides 15 vehicles to support the UK’s ‘Help NHS Heroes’ initiative delivering food and essentials to NHS frontline staff, carers and their ......read more

UAE Astronauts Wishing Quotes on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   Emirati Astronauts, Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi, wishing the Armed Forces on the 44th UAE Armed Forces' Unification Day.    “On 6th May, we celebrate the 44th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day anniversary. I'm proud to be one of you. Thank you for your sacrifices that have inspired me and many people over ......read more

TAMM Launches “Abu Dhabi Pay” as Part of Endeavours to Provide Digital Payment Methods for All ...…

Al Ketbi: the launch of the new platform is Abu Dhabi government’s latest initiative to advance digital transformation and strengthen the emirate’s leadership in e-Government services   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2020:   The Department of Government Support, as represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced the launch of the digital payment ......read more

Frieslandcampina Serves Up Support to Heroic Frontliners Tackling Covid-19…

Maker of Rainbow is sharing hot Karak tea with sanitisation workers across the UAE. The initiative is part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 10 million meals drive.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 May, 2020:   FrieslandCampina, the global manufacturer of consumer dairy products, has launched an initiative to support the UAE ......read more

Dubai Chamber Strengthens its Outreach to the Private Sector with a Series of Digital Events…

• 18 e-seminars that attracted 800 participants were held in March and April   • Chamber participated in 38 e-meeting with various business groups, councils and associations during the same period     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   As part of its efforts to support business continuity and ensure that private sector benefits from its ......read more

The World Free Zones Organization Attracts Unparalleled Global Interest With the Online Edition of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 05, 2020:   The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) released 30 exclusive videos online on 30 April 2020 for its sixth Annual International Conference (AICE) featuring five panel discussions and in-depth interviews with global experts under the theme: ‘Value Creation in Free Zones – Building Stakeholders Resilience’. Under the ......read more

The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development launches a new initiative to ...…

Initiative seeks to tackle the risk of food shortages due to trade restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic 05 May 2020 – The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment & Development (AAAID) has announced its plans to set an emergency mechanism which can help provide the needs of Arab countries for basic food commodities and increase inter-Arab trade of these products through the ......read more

Dubai Chamber Brings Together Public and Private Sector to Discuss the Challenges of Covid-19 and ...…

- The virtual meeting was chaired by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed and attended by HE Reem Al Hashimy and representatives of the business community   - HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed: Dubai has been a role model in facing this uncertain time and managing the crisis and the concerted efforts of the public and private sectors will make Dubai overcome these challenges.   - ......read more

“The Future is in Our Hands”…

Hand-crafted messages to reflect a community on a new journey, this Ramadan   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   Hands, the creators of exquisite handmade carpets since 1881, has announced a nationwide design campaign to engage with the community this Ramadan from 2-15 May 2020.     Reflecting on a possible slower-paced and simpler new way of ......read more

Al Mansoori: Digital technologies play a major role in driving collective global response to ...…

G20 economic ministers discuss role of digital technologies in enhancing business resilience during extraordinary Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting Abu Dhabi, 3 May 2020: H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, participated in the extraordinary G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, which was attended by economic ministers of all G20 member states. The meeting was ......read more

UAE Joins A Joint Ministerial Statement To Ensure Continuity Of Global Supply Chains…

10 countries from across the world accede to the joint ministerial statement Al Mansoori: Statement strengthens joint regional & global efforts to facilitate movement of trade & other necessary goods across borders Abu Dhabi, 3 May 2020: The UAE has joined a joint ministerial statement issued by several countries around the world, expressing their commitment to keeping the ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds Pledges 2.5 million Meals to the Needy - Distributes Food Kits Across GCC & ...…

o Sets asides AED 1.6 million for relief activities  o 15,000 food kits being distributed to stranded laborers and families across GCC and Far East o Part of CSR initiatives; beneficiaries are being identified through respective embassies, regional & charitable associations, and customers o Kit includes food provision for a family or a group of bachelors for 30 ......read more

Dubai Customs Pushes Shipping Against Tide of Coronavirus…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 02, 2020:     Dubai Customs continues its recognizable role in facilitating legitimate trade, enhancing the national economy and supporting the national efforts against the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.  In Q1,2020, around 24.314m tons of goods passed through Dubai Customs’ sea and air shipping centers despite the ......read more

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

Dubai – 02 May 2020:  Dubai Customs and Bahrain Customs convened by video conference to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the supply chain. The meeting included Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and President of Bahrain Customs, Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The two sides praised the ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 02, 2020:   As part of its efforts to further improve the efficiency of its services using fast and reliable digital solutions, Ajman Free Zone has announced its strategic move to link its digital services with Ajman Pay, a smart digital payment portal, to provide an innovative payment option that will meet the demands of businesses and investors based ......read more

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