• Customers can support victims of the Beirut disaster through donations of food, financial aid, and essential items
• Majid Al Futtaim is one of the first respondents to the crisis, providing on-ground aid and support through Carrefour Lebanon
Dubai, UAE, 13 August, 2020 — Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has responded to the catastrophic incident that rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, with the launch of a region-wide donation initiative to provide essential aid to those who need it. Working alongside Emirates Red Crescent, Carrefour UAE has joined forces with Carrefour Lebanon to collect, donate and distribute all-important contributions through a variety of channels, including facilitating customer donations.
Carrefour is empowering the public to help those ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 13 August, 2020: Zaatar w Zeit UAE has announced #HandinHand initiative – donating all Zaatar w Zeit’s sales profits generated on 15th of August to Lebanon through Emirates Red Crescent.
Louay Ghandour, Managing Director of Cravia Group says:” We are calling all our loyal customers in the UAE to be part of this initiative to support all families affected by this tragedy, and encourage everyone in the community to contribute to raise funds to Lebanon.
We would like to thank Emirates Red Crescent and all organizations who are showing a strong sense of solidarity with the people in Lebanon.”
Dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to offer generous contributions
Sharjah, August 13, 2020: Less than 24 hours after The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity, announced a global campaign to provide emergency relief for victims of the devastating explosion that struck Beirut last week, a 90-minute live fundraising event hosted today on Sharjah TV’s popular Direct Line (Al Khat Al Mubasher) programme, has successfully raised AED 30.74 million with dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to make generous contributions.
In a passionate plea made on Tuesday, August 11, at the launch of ‘Salam Beirut’, an emergency aid and relief campaign from Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020: Masala King Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, as part of his social responsibility initiatives, will give INR 2 million as compensation the next of kin of all those who died in the Air India Express flight that recently crashed at Karipur airport. “The aircraft was captained and operated by one of the most distinguished and experienced commanders, Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, a decorated IAF officer. My father Mr. Mahadev Datar was an ex IAF officer and I have a strong affinity to the Air Force. When I heard this news I immediately felt the urge to do something for the victims and this is a small gesture from my side,” said Dr. Datar.
“The ill-fated flight had many passengers who had lost their jobs. In addition, there ......read more
To bring lifesaving aid, essential food supplies, healthcare and shelter to thousands who lost everything to the shocking tragedy
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi:
• Sharjah and the UAE are with every family and individual in Lebanon.
• Our brothers and sisters in Lebanon need us and we must do our best to fulfill our humanitarian duty to them.
• Lebanon deserves peace and security, and it is time to ensure its people have it.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - August 11, 2020: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR, has today tweeted the announcement of ‘Salam ......read more
Dubai – 10 August 2020: Dubai Customs has introduced Positivity Platforms initiative in a bid to educate and raise its staff’s awareness during the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as part of the organization’s steadfast commitment towards human resources development and education. The initiative has so far carried out 7 virtual lectures and workshops on divers topics, including organizational happiness, positive energy, crisis leadership, nutrition and mental health. Around 800 employees benefited from this program, and the target is to reach 1000 participants in 10 lectures by the end of December 2020.
The initiative is aimed at fostering happy and positive corporate culture within Dubai Customs’ working environment where staff are delighted, productive, loyal, confident in their ......read more
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
• 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 – 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
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
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
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
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
• 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 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 – 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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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, 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 – 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
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
Teachers are using Microsoft innovative technology to communicate with students and engage them into various activities including, assistive reading and writing, as well as equip them with interpersonal and self-reliance skills
30 April 2020; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO), today, has signed a Memorandum of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2020: LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the Middle East, is launching “Sharing is Caring”, an annual campaign from leading brands Maggi, RS, Al Shifa in LuLu stores with the support of Integral Shopper that promises an AED 1 donation to Dubai Cares for every discount coupon redeemed by customers. From 14th April till 26th May, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the World Free zone Organization's 6th Annual International Conference will be launched online from Dubai on Thursday 30 April, with the overarching theme of ‘Creating Value in Free Zones ......read more
In partnership with Sharjah Charity International and Carrefour, the donation allows families in need to avoid exposure amid the current pandemic
Sharjah, UAE, 28 April 2020: Sharjah Holding PJSC – a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management – is welcoming the Holy Month by donating two tons of essential food items to families in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020: Inspired by the vision of the wise leadership to make Dubai Government a full-fledged smart city by the end of 2021, the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHRD), in partnership with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has revealed the launch of a new online training course, 'Remote Working and Productivity,' ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020: Dubai Customs and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China convened by a video conference organized by the Chinese Consulate to discuss and exchange knowledge about the coronavirus outbreak.
HE Li Xuhang, Chinese Consul General to Dubai welcomed the participants confirming that coronavirus doesn’t recognize geographical ......read more
Move aims to reduce impact of virus and demonstrates DGW's keenness towards protecting the health, safety and welfare of employees and customers
UAE, 28 April 2020: Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed its move to bolster its implementation of precautionary and preventive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce its impact through the issuance of a ......read more
Session to announce the launch of the Brazil-Arab Parliamentary Group
April 28, 2020-The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) announced that it will host the 3rd Arab Chamber Webinar on Brazilian-Arab bilateral relations in partnership with the Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil to announce the launch of the Brazil-Arab Parliamentary Group, an organization that aims to build ties ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2020: Social distancing has provided a unique opportunity to re-frame how we engage and interact with children. With the vast majority of adults working from home and students participating in e-learning, it is crucial that we unite with parents and guardians to navigate this new landscape and teach children habits and lifestyle skills that ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - April 27, 2020: Ajman Free Zone has witnessed a surge in their e-commerce package where business owners can establish a digital platform to introduce their products online. The package is particularly suited to businesses in the F&B, Fashion & Jewellery, Automotive, Media & Entertainment including events ticketing, industrial equipment ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020: Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in combating counterfeiting and securing society and trademark owners from the hazards of counterfeited products.
Dubai Customs raises public awareness and takes any IP violations very seriously being a world leading department in protecting intellectual property rights.
On the World ......read more
In Collaboration with Clyde and Co LLP
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, co-organised a webinar with Clyde& Co on "The Legal Impact of COVID -19 on employment in the UAE", which was attended by 278 participants from various sectors of the business community.
The webinar aimed at helping employers and ......read more
Choithram International Foundation announces a grant to Al Jalila Foundation, donates personal protective equipment kits to keep the most vulnerable in Dubai’s frontline safe
Date: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:
Choithram International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Choithrams, the leading supermarket chain in the UAE, has announced an ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2020: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, has launched its 2020 Call for Research Proposals through the IMA Research Foundation (IRF). The IRF is dedicated to funding relevant, thought-provoking research that furthers the knowledge and scope of accounting and ......read more
• The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an launches “Together We Share” that will aim to provide nutritious meals for affected communities in Abu Dhabi, Ain and Al Dhafra during the Holy Month of Ramadan
• Ma’an is calling on all residents to contribute funds to this brand new initiative, which will be used to feed affected workers living in Abu ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2020: The DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC) is encouraging donors to continue donating blood during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Dr Mai Raouf, Director of DBDC said: “We are very thankful to the community for their dedication towards this life-saving and humanitarian cause. We would like to request them to continue donating ......read more
Lloyd’s Register Recognition for Excellence in Health and Safety Systems Boosts DP World, UAE Region Drive Against COVID-19
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2020: DP World, UAE Region has received a timely, boost to its efforts to combat the COVID-19 challenge by becoming the first Port and Free Zone operator in the Middle East to attain the updated ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2020; The Ministry of Economy and Abu Dhabi Ports announced a collaborative plan, aiming to accelerate economic growth through exchange of information and attraction of global investors. The scope of collaboration includes strengthening trade relations between the UAE and partner countries, supporting commercial missions and delegations abroad, in addition to encouraging ......read more
IFHC to Share Houbara Success Story at Earth Optimism Digital Summit 2020
Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation Fund is the only regional entity to participate in first-of-its-kind ‘masterclass in saving in the planet’
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 April, 2020: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 22 April 2020: Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta has pledged to assist low-income families on a monthly basis through Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme, as good deeds continue to sweep the city.
The British expat, who has lived in the UAE for 16 months, contacted Ma’an offering to provide AED 500-1000 a month for families who have a ......read more
Teams to follow up on social, health and psychological cases, ensuring that senior citizens and residents stay home and protected from infection
Initiative receives support of the community members with the approaching holy month of Ramadan, via text messages designated for that
21 April 2020: Dubai Police General Command and the Community Development Authority announced that ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: UPS (NYSE:UPS) said it has added over 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights in April to support FEMA’s Project Airbridge and other healthcare-related missions. Project Airbridge is a public-private partnership to get vital and life-saving equipment to where it is needed with greater speed. These additional flights ......read more
New regional emerging trends in data management, UBO, and digital ID adoption
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon stand out for their strong focus on compliance activities in 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: Refinitiv today released the sixth edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Financial ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: Kristalina Georgieva, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), chaired a discussion last week with Neil Ferguson, Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London, and his colleague, Azra Ghani, on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on livelihoods. The discussion was held ......read more
• With the blessing and support of H.H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, employees from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs came together to contribute funds that will provide relief to affected residents in need through Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme
Abu Dhabi, 21 April 2020: Employees from the ......read more
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
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
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
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 – 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 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, 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
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
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
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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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