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MoHAP Showcases bundle of future, innovative and artificial intelligence-base healthcare services and solutions at Arab Health 2020

Dubai, January 26, 2020: Under the theme “UAE Health…A Shared Responsibility”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is taking part in the Arab Health 2020, running from 27 to 30 January. The ministry will showcase innovative projects based on next-generation technologies including; the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Blockchain.  It will also focus on preventive healthcare and round-the-clock smart services with no human intervention. This will be the widest participation ever for the ministry in this history of Arab Health. HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, the Minister of Health and Prevention said: “While the UAE is the inspiring the world through its awareness-raising models about the sustainable future, the country’s ......read more

Dubai Chamber Launches 5th Cycle of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

• Competition seeks submissions from startups offering solutions related to the Expo 2020 Dubai subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability   • Startups should submit entries by February 26th through the Dubai Startup Hub website   Dubai, UAE – Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched the fifth cycle of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which is open to startups offering solutions related to the Expo 2020 Dubai subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.   A launch ceremony, held today at Dubai Chamber’s premises, was attended by Dubai Chamber officials, previous competition winners and contestants, members of the local startup community, and representatives from Expo 2020 Dubai and DP World.   Open to ......read more

Memories Events successfully held first of its kind and innovative graduation ceremony for Dubai Police Academy

Advanced technologies played a key role in the Dubai Police Academy Graduation, befitting Dubai’s status as a global hub for innovation and creativity. January 23, 2020 – Memories Events, an events management company which has obtained 15 certificates from Guinness World Records, has successfully organized another innovative event during the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadet’s graduation ceremony. The Dubai Police Academy partnered with Memories Events in hosting a one-of-a-kind graduation ceremony at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai, which attracted more than 10,000 visitors and a remarkable turnout from the local and international media, turning the event into a global sensation. The innovative graduation show is the first-ever in the world and uses a 6D technology, along with a light show, and a ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Center Concludes Cooperation Agreements with the Scandinavian States

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:23 /1  /2020: Ibrahim Shawki Gohar, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Chairman Center met yesterday Sven Otto Littorin, former Minister of Labour in Sweden, and Adviser of the Minister of Labour and Social Development in Saudi Arabia at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Secretary General briefed the delegate with the goals and responsibilities of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration  Center; the meeting also discussed the way of reinforcing the cooperation between the sides, to enhance the role of the centre in future, and to develop a mechanism to establish the cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Centre and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, ......read more

29,954 beneficiaries of Islamic Culture Centres in 2019

With a 150% increase there were   Dubai, 22 January 2020: The Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that there were 29,954 beneficiaries of Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres in 2019 - an increase of 150% compared to 2018. As many as 1,763 students - in both centres - were females, according to the department’s statistics.    Hamda Ahmed Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes, applauded the lecturers, employees, and all those who collaborated with the centres. She also praised the students at Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres. She noted that collaboration was the key to success over the past year and supported the centres' objectives to spread ......read more

New national brand logo to bring UAE's global image to new heights, says veteran PR practitioner

The new brand vision to attract more tourists, investors, trade partners, and best talents   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:    The new logo that will represent the unique and inspiring journey and values of the UAE and its people on the global stage to the world has been recently released. The project launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will set the stage for the Emirates to bring its international standing, image, and reputation to new heights, according to Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue PR & Marketing Communications.  “The logo is a fitting representative of the ......read more

Dubai Customs to kick off 3rd UAE Customs Week with 30 events

Dubai – 20 Jan 2020:   Under the title "Dubai Customs driving sustainability" Dubai Customs is geared up to launch its “3rd Dubai Customs Week" from 26th to 30th January. The event will focus on raising awareness around customs role in enhancing sustainability.  The activities will kick off with a celebration of the International Customs Day, which is celebrated worldwide on 26th January every year. There will be 30 awareness activities, run by different customs departments in Dubai Customs, that target partners, clients and society at large.   Commenting on the event, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department said:  “We have diverse activities this year that will help us enhance our partnership with different society categories ......read more

Commentary by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren on the Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys

HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren Director General – Dubai Land Department At Dubai Land Department (DLD), we followed with unprecedented care the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys. We support and value the Dubai Executive Council's Government Excellence Program under the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. we would like to emphasize the constants that guide good leadership. We would like to affirm the constants that drive our wise leadership, especially those that aim to raise customer happiness and their satisfaction with the services provided, embodying them in development initiatives that guarantee the improvement in the government performance system. In this context, after ......read more

Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ recently signed 2 memorandum of understanding with ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’, the first non-profitable authorized humanitarian organization that provides shelter and care in the UAE to the victims of domestic abuse, violence, child abuse and the victims of human trafficking. The first MoU states golden sponsorship for the World Day Campaign to reduce the violence against women and raise awareness about the issue, and the second concerns the expansion of green homes project that will contribute to providing a sustainable source of income to assist these groups, which are looked after by the foundation.    The agreement was signed between H.E Afra Al Basti, the Director ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan honours 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy cadets during graduation ceremony

Several top leaders, dignitaries & military attachés from various countries’ embassies attend the ceremony Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 16 January 2020:  The graduation ceremony of the 27th batch of Dubai Police Academy officers was held recently in the presence of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The gala ceremony took place at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk, Dubai. The ceremony began with the national anthem, followed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan’s inspection of the graduating officers’ row, which had been at the very front. After the inspection, Brigadier Dr. Ghaith Ghanim Al Suwaidi delivered a speech on the significance of the occasion, in which he referred to the integration of modern technologies in academic programs and training. He ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces extension to deadline for entries to the Middle East's first Stevie® Awards

• ‘Business Oscars’ to be held in Ras Al Khaimah  • Introductory Workshops for Participants   • Stevie Awards is open to Government, private, profit and non-profit organizations   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 16 January, 2020: Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards, which is known widely as the ‘business Oscars’, has announced an extension to the deadline for entries to its first Middle East Stevie Awards until January 22, 2020.    Due to an overwhelming response from businesses looking to participate, Stevie Award organizers opted to extend the deadline to allow more time for entries from across the MENA region.    The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the ......read more

NEW PARTNERSHIP FORGED BETWEEN MA'AN AND ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES AND TRANSPORT TO DEVELOP SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS

Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) signed between the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport to identify new social projects which could be funded under the innovative financing scheme    Abu Dhabi, 16 January 2019: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and the Department of Municipalities and Transport have today announced a new Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) that will see the two government organizations work together to progress the introduction of the Social Impact Bonds system of financing social impact projects. The MoC ceremony was attended by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree placing Dubai government sports organisations under Dubai Sports Council's supervision

Hamdan Bin Mohammed issues decree on the organization of sports institutions and sports events in the Emirate of Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020:   In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, has issued Decree No. 1 of 2020 placing Dubai government sports organisations under the supervision of Dubai Sports Council. The Decree states that government sports organisations, including those established or annexed through a legislation, will be supervised by the Dubai Sports Council, except for Dubai Equestrian Club, Dubai Racing Club, Dubai Camel Racing Club and any sports establishment exempted from such supervision by a decision of the Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin ......read more

1,248 beneficiaries of the Department of Students' Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture in 2019

49 nationalities from 6 continents   Dubai, 13 January 2020:   Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that 1,248 students, of 49 nationalities, from 6 continents, benefited from the courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs at the center in 2019. The center’s data indicated that students were between 9 to 72 years of age, which underscores the inclusive nature of the center’s courses.   Courses organised by the Department of Students’ Affairs last year included special courses for residents of the UAE, including Filipinos, Pakistanis, Indians, Singaporean, French, Turkish and Ethiopian nationals. Furthermore, New Muslims courses, Ramadan Forum, Children Summer courses, and ......read more

Saud Al Mazrouei: 2020 budget highlights Sharjah's commitment to growth, development and progress

Sharjah, 13 January 2020:    The Emirate of Sharjah is experiencing strong economic growth and moving strongly towards further development and progress, said HE Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE).   Al Mazrouei made his remarks on the occasion of approving the Emirate’s largest ever general budget on Sunday by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The director affirmed that Sharjah is progressing towards greater economic improvements thanks to the wise vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, adding that the 2020 budget, which comes in line with the government spending plans and infrastructure projects, will give an additional boost to local ......read more

Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 Aims to Raise Funds to Improve Health and Well-being of 74,000 Syrian Refugees

• Taking place on 23 January, 2020 at Emirates Palace • Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance • Held in benefit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon • UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Helena Christensen and UNHCR High Profile Supporter Kat Graham to attend     United Arab Emirates; January 12, 2020:   Following the success of the inaugural 2019 ball, Abu Dhabi based collective Sawtouna is hosting this year’s event with the aim of helping to cover primary healthcare for 74,000 Syrian refugee women and children displaced in Lebanon. Taking place on Thursday 23 January at the prestigious Emirates Palace, the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2020 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan ......read more

Stage set for 16th SteelFab 2020 at Expo Centre Sharjah

Sharjah, 11 January 2020:  Technology is set to take centre stage as the region’s premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry event gets ready to roll on Monday (Jan 13) at Expo Centre Sharjah. A trusted platform for the past 16 years, the four-day SteelFab 2020 will once again become a gateway for latest technology and innovations from across the world, besides serving as an important platform for the regional fabrication industry to meet, network and share experiences. More than 300 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation in the event, and they will be displaying more than 700 international brands of machinery and equipment at nearly 20,000 sq m of premier exhibition space. “Manufacturing is the growth engine of our economy; the steady growth seen over the ......read more

MoHAP Unveils its Visiting Consultants Program for January 2020

Dubai, January 11, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, had recently announced its Visiting Consultants Program for the month of January 2020. An elite group of more than 23 consultants are visiting 10 of MoHAP’s hospitals to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services in accordance with the best international practices. The 10 hospitals are; Al Qasimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital (Sharjah), KhorFakkan Hosptial and Al Qasimi Hospital for Women & Children, Saqr Hospital & RAK Physiotherapy and Sports Medical Center in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals, and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai. Twenty Medical Specialties  The doctors’ specialties comprise 20 vital specialties including; Cardiology (Ecocardiography), orthopedics (Hand & upper extremities), interventional ......read more

Creek Customs and Deira Wharfage Centers dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019

Musabih:  Maritime sector is essential for the local economy Dubai – 08 January 2020: Figures released by Dubai Customs showed that the Creek Customs Center and Diera Wharfage Center have dealt with 18,000 vessels in 2019 compared to 15,603 in 2018.   During his evening tour to the two centers, Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients have contributed significantly in facilitating traffic of vessels and speeding up the declaration process.  “At Dubai Customs we keep developing our services, and this helps our different customs centers, including the Creek and Deira Wharfage Centers, achieve the overall vision of securing the borders and supporting legitimate trade.  In his evening tour, Musabih was accompanied by ......read more

Tabreed increases its stake in Saudi Tabreed to 28%

Saudi Tabreed commissions the 20,000 RT King Khalid International Airport plant   January 02, 2020:    The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, has acquired an additional 8 percent stake in Saudi Tabreed, its district cooling investment vehicle in Saudi Arabia held jointly by Vision Invest (formerly ACWA Holding), IDB Infrastructure Fund II of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and others, bringing its ownership up to 28 percent. Khaled Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, said: “This acquisition underscores our commitment to supporting and fulfilling the current and future infrastructure needs of large scale developments throughout the Middle East and further cements our position as a leading international ......read more

Exciting Discounts, Valuable Prizes, and Unprecedented Deals Await Visitors to Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020

Sharjah, December 31, 2019: The new season of the Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in association with the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Municipality, and Sharjah Commerce &Tourism Development Authority, has kicked today Wednesday and will run until February 16. The eagerly-awaited event is featuring numerous activities and exciting discounts of up to 75%. This is in addition to raffle draws on valuable prizes offered by the shopping malls participating in the event. This year’s edition of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 is seeing new and interesting activities such as the Food Festival at Matajer Al Juraina, besides several recreational activities launched by the SCCI that match all age groups from Sharjah residents and visitors, ......read more

The World's Tallest Building Captivates the Globe with Spectacular New Year's Eve Show in Downtown Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:  Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa, wowed over 2 billion people across the globe with a breathtaking pyrotechnic show on the world’s tallest building to ring in 2020. In a mesmerising story, the Burj Khalifa transformed through animation, light, sounds and a synchronized fountain show taking viewers on a journey at the onset of a new decade.  Following the traditional 10 second digital countdown on the lit façade of Burj Khalifa, the clock struck midnight, signilling the Downtown Dubai skyline to be filled with a flurry of fireworks and colour for a record-breaking eight-minute and fourty three second-long show. Those lucky enough to view the show, were treated to the longest set of consecutive fireworks in the history of the Burj Khalifa NYE shows, timed at ......read more

The Ups Foundation Flies Urgent Relief From UAE to Flood-stricken Somalia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS), in collaboration with UNHCR, announces the delivery of close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from homes. The relief efforts and collaborations in Somalia are just the latest in UPS’s history of supporting communities in times of need. In 2018, UPS and The UPS Foundation responded to 29 major world disasters and invested $16 million in funding, in-kind, and technical support for community safety initiatives that included disaster preparedness and urgent response, recovery and public health system strengthening. Relief spanned 71 countries across continents around the globe. 

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2019 ends and 2020 begins on a high note with the opening of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah

Dubai, 31 December 2019:   To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions on Monday at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   The new season of the annual heritage sport, held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, kicked off with the RC (remote controlled) airplane for the Sheikhs and General Public categories. In the hotly-contested Sheikhs category, Team F3 finished at first place after Rashid bin Mejren’s falcon topped the chart with 1.11 minutes, followed by M7 team (led by Mustafa Al-Mas) at second place with a time of 1.12 minutes. Finishing in third place was ‘Fox 1’ for the ......read more

Emirates Post issues special commemorative stamps to mark 110 years of postal services in the UAE

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2019:   Emirates Post issued a series of distinctive commemorative stamps to celebrate 110 years of postal services in the country, which began with the opening of the first postal office in Dubai.  Commenting on this special issuance, HE Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “The Post’s history plays a prominent role in introducing the civilization as well as the cultural and social traditions of the country, and documenting with stamps the heritage and customs of its people throughout time. We are proud to issue this commemorative stamp to celebrate 110 years of the launch of postal services in the UAE and the impact it had on the social and economic history of our nation, marking the moment when it began opening up to the ......read more

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Due to high demand, applications will now close for submission on Monday 5 August, 9am UAE time Start-ups from all over the world invited to complete their applications, to showcase entrepreneurial spirit with innovative technology solutions for the travel and tourism sector   Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2019: The deadline for technology start-ups to enter this year’s ......read more

RAKEZ clients enjoy exclusive banking benefits with Mashreq…

Ras Al Khaimah, 31 July 2019: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the UAE, have signed a collaboration agreement at RAKEZ headquarters today, that opens up RAKEZ clients to special banking benefits and solutions particularly designed for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With the agreement signed by RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad and ......read more

Business as usual as Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre undergoes refurbishment…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2019:  Emirates Post has announced that the Dubai Central Happiness Centre at Karama will undergo a refurbishment, which commences on Sunday, 04 August 2019. Office hours will remain the same and services will continue as usual but operations will be temporarily relocated to the mezzanine floor and corner side-office from the main hall. Customers are ......read more

Climate Innovation Starts in Dubai…

Dubai Carbon Develops Radical New Update for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Methodology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 July 2019:  Dubai Carbon’s mission to transform Dubai’s sustainability status is positively impacting countries around the globe, after it recently submitted a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology for review to a ......read more

MoHAP Holds Workshop for its Staff on Emergency Response and Crisis Management…

Dubai, July 30th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently organized a workshop on emergency response and crisis management. The workshop was held in coordination with the Emirates Foundation “Sanid”, with the participation of employees from all medical districts. The event comes within the context of the regular updating of the plans and programs for ......read more

Dubai Customs announces achievements in 2Q 2019…

Dubai – 30 July 2019: Dubai Customs announced its new achievements in 2Q 2019 as a leading customs organization that supports sustainable economic development in the UAE.  “We go above and beyond in fulfilment of our vision of becoming the leading customs administration in the world supporting legitimate trade and following the directives and guidance of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

Statement in response to media feedback on classification of the UAE among the developed countries ...…

Abu Dhabi, July 30, 2019   The United States submitted a communication to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under document WT/GC/W/757 “An undifferentiated WTO: self-declared development status risks institutional irrelevance.” This paper says countries at the WTO should not be allowed to self-declare themselves as “developing countries.” US also notes that ......read more

More than 90,000 beneficiaries of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture programs in ...…

3,635  activities were organized in cooperation with 291 government and private bodies Dubai, 29 July, 2019: As part of its cultural and humanitarian role to spread Islamic culture and values in society, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai has announced that it organized 3,635 activities in 2018, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils Details of August Schedule for Visiting Consultants Program…

Dubai, July 29th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled today details of the August Schedule of its Visiting Consultants Program, which features an elite group of medical consultants including: Interventional Cardiology, Rheumatology, adult & pediatric Neurosurgery, as well as Pulmonology.  August Visiting Consultants will visit Al Qassimi Hospital ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Receives High-Level Delegation from AstraZeneca …

During a Visit to Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children and the first-of-kind Asthma room relies Sharjah, July 27th, 2019 Within the framework of strengthening the strategic partnership, fostering cooperation and exchanging experience, a high-level delegation from AstraZeneca conducted a visit to Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to learn closely about hospital facilities, ......read more

DLD launches integrated system for real estate governance…

The new customer-centric Mollak system targets co-owned properties in Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), launched a first-of-its-kind electronic system titled ‘Mollak’ that incorporates innovations to ensure that justice and transparency are maintained. DLD ......read more

Dubai Customs seizes 800,000 Captagon pills in Port of Jebel Ali…

Dubai – 27 July 2019:  Dubai Customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle 800,000 Captagon pills into the country in a special seizure called ‘International Day Against Drugs Operation’. The drug haul was found concealed in the fuel tank of a boat shipment coming to the Port of Jebel Ali.  It all started when Customs Intelligence officers became suspicious of an ......read more

DLD releases prisoners of rental cases through the ‘Eid in your home' initiative…

RDC launches the initiative with Dubai Police thanks to a generous donation from an Emirati businessman     Dubai, UAE, 27 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its judicial arm the Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), announced the launch of a new initiative under the slogan ‘Eid in your home,’ in line with ‘Year of Tolerance,’ to help ......read more

Government Entities and Private Enterprises in the Middle East ready to allocate multi-million ...…

50% of the respondents have partially deployed AI as an experiment, AIIA Network survey said Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 July 2019: The current climate of AI support and investment is potentially a game changer for the global economy and specifically the Middle East, with several GCC nations leading the change. The Middle East has been rapidly adopting AI making it top priority for both ......read more

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Call for Future Career Forum Presenters and Exhibitors…

Ras Al Khaimah - July 24, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to announce a call for individuals and organizations to participate in the second annual Future Careers Forum as a panelist, speaker, workshop presenter, or exhibitor. This event is for Emirati secondary school students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 and will be held on Tuesday, October ......read more

Dubai Customs: Dubai-China trade at AED 36 billion in 1Q 2019…

There are active 876 businesses registered with Dubai Customs  Dubai – 24 July 2019:  China has been Dubai’s top trading partner since 2014, as the emirate has cemented its status as a major regional and global hub for the Chinese market.  Dubai-China bilateral trade hit Dh139 billion in 2018, and was valued at Dh36 billion over the first quarter of ......read more

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructures ...…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), July 21 2019:   The UAE Organising Committee of the 26th World Road Congress today announced that the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has become the Bronze sponsor of the 2019 Congress.  Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) between October 6 to 10, the prestigious global event is under the patronage of ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will deepen ties and build on the foundation of the comprehensive strategic partnership announced in July of last year, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UAE. Since ......read more

Higher Committee for SCC Elections Issues Resolution Forming Constituency Committees…

Sharjah Government Media Bureau - Sharjah, Jul 21 , 2019:  The Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections has issued Resolution No. (4) of 2019 on the formation of electoral constituency committees in the cities of Sharjah, Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalbaa, Dibba Al Hisn and Al Hamriyah and the areas of Al Bataeh, Mleiha and Al Madam.   The resolution stipulates that ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, announced the initiation of the partnership it had previously signed with the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police for the new smart housing security system. Incorporating many other parties, including major ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Warns of Health Hazards Due to Illegal Slaughtering Away from the ...…

Dubai, July 17th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of the virus Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), which is resulting from the indiscriminate slaughtering of sacrificial animals, whether at houses or by unauthorized street butchers. Such type of illegal slaughtering is increasing with the approach of Eid Al Adha.  The ......read more

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