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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 Develops World Platform for Best Practices and AEO Mutual Recognition Agreements…

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IACAD Adopts International Standards in Mosque Care…

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Over 3,000 Emiratis Have Already Applied to Be the UAE's Next Astronaut…

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Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program…

Dubai – 15 February 2020: “Dubai Customs Leaders” training program graduated the first batch of employees who joined the program to develop their leadership competencies and gain learning and skills on how to overcome current and future challenges.  The program, which Dubai Customs launched at the end of 2019, engaged 16 employees from different departments and centers ......read more

Industrial Plant Sustainability and Profitability in the New Digital Economy…

It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency. Since Industry uses about one third of all energy consumed in the world, we have a big role in reducing global emissions now and into the future. As our CEO and Chairman Jean Pascal Tricoire said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we have the technology and the means to do it, we just need ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Cooperate in Charitable and ...…

12 February 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to enhance its collaborative support of social, charitable, and humanitarian programmes. The agreement will strengthen the Foundation's ‘Emirati Families’ initiative, and showcase its regional impact. The official ceremony was attended by His ......read more

Dubai Chamber Launches 2nd Cycle of Mentorship Programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020…

• Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at Rwanda summit where they learned about the GBF Mentorship Programme’s benefits and opportunities for startups and mentors   • First-of-its-kind programme pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide valuable expertise, support and guidance   Kigali, Rwanda: Dubai Chamber ......read more

Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) Launches Book With Pomeroy Academy for ...…

Book sheds light on how culture and innovation is shaping sustainable cities of the future Abu Dhabi, 10th February 2020 - The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today launched a book with leading sustainable educators and researchers, Pomeroy Academy. The book accompanies the 10th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), which is taking place for the first time in the Arab ......read more

Union Coop to Support Dubai Autism Center…

Union Coop to Contribute towards the Provisions of Health and Humanitarian Services to Dubai Autism Center Patients    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Autism Center, which comes within the framework of activating corporate social ......read more

Dubai Cares Announces Third Round Awardees for E-cubed Research Envelope…

  ● AED 7.9 million (USD 2.1 million) awarded to 4 research proposals in Education in Emergencies ● Call for applications in 3rd round received 63 proposals from practitioners and academics in 4 languages   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has awarded a total of AED 7,986,920 (USD 2,174,199) to ......read more

Yahsat Receives Commendation for Its Participation at National Science, Technology and Innovation ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February, 2020: Ahmed Omran, Vice President of Corporate Communications, received an award of appreciation from the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) for Yahsat’s participation in the 4th edition of National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival. Coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month, the event was held to foster a scientific temper among young Emiratis. ......read more

The Tenth World Urban Forum Carries Out Five Assemblies…

Opening Day marked by raising of the UAE flag and UN flag together   Abu Dhabi, 8th February 2020:   The Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10) today launched the Assemblies element of its programme, at the forum’s opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi. WUF10, which is taking place from today until 13 February 2020, is being held in the Arab world for the first time. The ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Official Page on Linkedin…

Dubai – 08 Feb 2020:  Dubai Customs launched its official page on Linkedin to connect with clients, employees, and the LinkedIn community. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih launched the organization’s page on the globally recognized professional platform with the aim of empowering the organization to engage the world’s professional community and ......read more

Dubai Customs Fully Prepared for UAE Innovation Month 2020…

Dubai – 7 February 2020: Dubai Customs is ready for the UAE Innovation Month 2020, which will see the oldest government department in Dubai raise awareness around its vital role in supporting the national economy, securing the borders and promoting Dubai as a global capital of economy.  The UAE Innovation Month was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation. ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Inaugurates the 3rd East Coast Marine Environment ...…

Sharjah, February 6, 2020:  HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Thursday, inaugurated the 3rd edition of the East Coast Marine Environment Festival which takes place at the Kalba Corniche Park.   The three-day event is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in cooperation with Kalba Municipality, Sharjah ......read more

60 Women Participate in the Women's Heritage Walk From Abu Dhabi to Al Ain…

Men's Heritage Walk begins on 7 February   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2020:   Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the sixth Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) came to close on 4 February at a ceremony held at the Cultural Foundation, in the presence of participants and their ......read more

Ministry of Health Launches Predictive Electronic System to Identify Patients at High Risk of Novel ...…

• Ministry activates early warning system (Wareed system) across all its facilities • Wareed links patient data in 88 health facilities and contains an integrated database   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced today (Wednesday) it has developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Honours Champions of Empowerment of People of Determination…

Assistive technology helping 50 million disabled people in the Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 5, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has honoured the most prominent government bodies, public ......read more

The National Career Exhibition to Kick Off on February 9 at Expo Centre Sharjah…

Sharjah, February 5, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 22nd edition of the National Career Exhibition will be held from February 9 to 11, 2020. The Career Fair is organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah in cooperation with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), ......read more

Emirates Post Group Hosts a Round Table on Remuneration in the Arab Region in Cooperation With the ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 05 February 2020:   Emirates Post Group held a two-day round table on remuneration issues for Universal Postal Union member countries in the Arab region on the 4th and 5th of February 2020 in cooperation with the UPU International Bureau (IB) and the Arab Permanent Postal Commission (APPC). As part of the Universal Postal Union’s technical ......read more

Passenger Operations Department in Dubai Customs Dealt With 45.6m Items of Luggage, Mad 2,169 ...…

Dubai – 05 February 2020: Released figures from Dubai Customs showed that the Passenger Operations Department dealt with 208,812 flights coming to Dubai carrying 45,622,549 items of luggage in 2019. The Department also made 337 customs and 1832 criminal seizures including 1,222 drug seizures last year.  “Smooth traffic of passengers and luggage is a priority to us, and the ......read more

Dubai Cares' Walk for Education Returns With an Energetic and Carnival-like Experience This Year…

• Walk for Education 2020 to be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Dubai Creek Park • Roaming performers, live music, and family-friendly entertainment to be featured at the event     Dubai, UAE, 4 February 2020: The Walk for Education, hosted by Dubai Cares, is back this year with an energetic, colorful, and carnival-like experience for all ages. The annual ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: Free Zones Play Vital Role in Achieving the Outputs of the ...…

Dubai-UAE: 04th February 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZ Council), headed the 14th meeting of the Council at its headquarters and reviewed the progress on building an electronic portal for free zone entities in Dubai. Among the other items reviewed were the status of the comprehensive geo-economic map of the ......read more

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