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Etihad Rail and Western Bainoona Group Sign one of the Largest Commercial Partnership Agreements for Stage Two of the UAE's National Rail Network

• The agreement includes rail freight services and transport of construction materials from Fujairah to Industrial City Abu Dhabi and Dubai Industrial City  • Transport of 4.5 million tons annually from the Western Bainoona Group’s facilities    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 3 August 2021: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s National Rail Network, has signed a strategic partnership with Western Bainoona Group. Etihad Rail will deliver rail freight services to the Group for their construction materials from Western Bainoona Group's facilities in Fujairah to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.   The agreement comes following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and Chairman of Etihad Rail, to enable a ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to continue to Pioneer Marine Scientific Research in the Region with a new State-of-the-Art Marine Conservation and Fisheries Research Vessel

Abu Dhabi -  03, August 2021: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EAD, asserted EAD's ongoing commitment towards protecting the environment and the marine biodiversity in Abu Dhabi and the overall UAE marine ecosystem, and announced that the Agency is building the Middle East's most advanced research vessel. The state-of-the-art, multipurpose marine conservation and fisheries vessel will use environment-friendly technologies in conducting specialized research.  “After the resounding success we have achieved with the dramatic improvement of fish stock numbers in Abu Dhabi waters, due to new policies and legislation, we are proud to be continuing our research on fisheries and all marine biodiversity to ......read more

National Geographic lists Dubai Museum of the Future among the 14 most Beautiful Museums in the World

UAE, August 01, 2021:  The National Geographic listed Dubai Museum of the Future as one of the 14 most beautiful museums in the world for its astounding architecture and sophisticated technological innovations.  The Dubai Museum of the Future, an architectural marvel that sits at the bustling heart of Dubai, is set to become a new global landmark once complete.  His Excellency Mohammad Al Gergawi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, said the selection of the Dubai Museum of the Future as a major world icon, even before its completion, captures the UAE’s leading status in innovation, design and architecture. “Dubai has established itself as a center for creativity, thanks to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

Etihad Rail Completes Excavation of the GCC's Longest Rail Tunnel as Part of Development of UAE National Rail Network

1.8 km tunnel cuts through the Hajar Mountain towards emirate of Fujairah     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31, July 2021:  Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, has completed the longest tunnel in the Gulf Region. Running for 1.8 km, the tunnel is part of Package D on Stage Two. Package D runs for 145 km from Dubai and Sharjah, through the Al Hajar Mountains, toward the emirate of Fujairah. The package includes the construction of nine tunnels through the mountains at a cumulative length of 6.9 kilometres, and additionally includes 54 bridges and 20 animal crossings.   The achievement is an significant step for the project’s development in 2021. The route passes through some of the most complex topographical areas in the construction of the network. In total, the ......read more

Sharjah Customs Foils Smuggling Attempt of 93 kg of Crystal Meth, 3,000 Methadone Tablets

Sharjah, July 29, 2021:  The Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority revealed that Sharjah Customs officials managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle about 93 kilograms of crystal meth and 3,000 methadone tablets into the country.  The seizures were hidden under a container carrying foodstuffs coming from one of the neighboring countries, the Authority said in a statement.  When checking the container upon its late arrival during the Eid al-Adha holidays, Customs officials found out that there were imbalances in the distribution of goods inside the container. As per customs procedures, the shipment was subjected to checks and examined using the latest technologies which led to the discovery of the drugs which were hidden meticulously inside iron cylinders. The drugs were then seized in coordination with the ......read more

Under the Directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah Offers Financial Support to Nurseries Affected by Covid-19

Government sets aside funding package for nurseries across Ras Al Khaimah that had to temporarily close due to the pandemic July 29, 2021 - United Arab Emirates: Ras Al Khaimah Government has set aside funding to support private nurseries in the Emirate that had to temporarily close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The initiative was launched following a directive from His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and in line with his vision to maintain a high quality and resilient education system in the Emirate.  The funds have been distributed to all nurseries that submitted applications and qualified for support. Many of these nurseries are now back operating after also implementing all guidelines from the Ministry of Health on precautionary ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank First Half 2021 Group Financial Results

 Improving profitability with total income of AED 5.8 bln and net profit of AED 1.9 bln, up 5% and 18% QoQ respectively.  Net operating profit before impairments reaches AED 3.4 bln, up 4% YoY and 10% QoQ.  Robust growth in customer deposits of 6% year to date to reach to AED 218.3 bln.  Efficiency build up continues with OPEX declining by 15% YoY to AED 1.2 bln.   Sector leading cost income ratio of 26.9%.   Dubai, July 28, 2021:  Dubai Islamic Bank (DFM: DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE and the second largest Islamic bank in the world, today announced its results for the period ending June 30, 2021.    First Half 2021 highlights:   • Total income increased by 5% QoQ to reach AED 5.8 billion YTD despite the challenging economic ......read more

Sharjah Chamber, South Korea Explore Fostering Economic Ties

Sharjah, July 25, 2021:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with the Consulate General of the Republic of South Korea in Dubai and the Northern Emirates means of enhancing economic cooperation and commercial relations between companies and investment institutions operating in Sharjah and South Korea, supporting partnerships between the two sides in various sectors and economic fields, and investment opportunities available in Information technology, healthcare, tourism, and culture. This came during a visit of HE Moon Byung-Jun, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Dubai to the SCCI headquarters, where he was received by HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, and Fatima Khalifa Al Mokarrab, Director of International Relations Department, SCCI. While welcoming the visiting ......read more

Emirates Mars Mission Marks Busy First Year

One Year From Launch, EMM and the Mars Hope Probe have Exceeded Planned Mission Goals and Opened up new Fields of Science Observation Dubai-UAE: 20, July 2021:  The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, tomorrow marked a year since the mission’s launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan at 01:58 GST on the 20th July 2020. The mission has not only performed nominally across all areas, but has exceeded its anticipated performance, encompassing a range of additional activities and freeing up valuable resources to perform additional observations. “We’ve had quite a lot of ‘wiggle room’ in addition to our planned parameters and our confidence in our spacecraft has gone from strength to strength, to be ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Approves Board and Advisory Council of Dubai International Chamber

Mohammed bin Rashid: Dubai International Chamber represents a new model that aims to support our international partners who are part of Dubai’s economic development   Responsibilities of Dubai International Chamber:  • Strengthen partnerships with global corporations, investors and entrepreneurs in key strategic markets in Dubai • Develop incentive programmes for international businesses • Review the suggestions of global corporations and investors through board members and advisory council    • Support multinational companies based in Dubai and facilitate international trade services  • Help implement Dubai’s foreign trade plan which aims to expand the emirate’s trade networks to 200 additional cities around the world    Dubai - ......read more

Dubai Customs and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association Discuss More Cooperation in Combating Counterfeits

Dubai – 15 July 2021:  Dubai Customs continues to support efforts for protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights by strengthening cooperation and coordination with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA). HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, welcomed Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Al Obaidli, Chairman of the EIPA. Present at the meeting from Dubai Customs were Mansour Al Malik, Executive Director for Customs Policies and Legislation, Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department, Kholoud Al Hosani, IP awareness and education officer, while the visiting delegation included Colonel Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Muaini, EIPA’s Secretary General, and Fatima Khalaf Al-Hosani, member of the EIPA’s Board of Directors. During the meeting, a visual presentation was delivered ......read more

SCCI Branches Stimulate Development Programs in Eastern, Central Regions

Sharjah, July 12, 2021:  The Branches Department of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) announced the successful completion of the operational plan for the first half of 2021, underlining that the four offices of the SCCI in the regions of Al Dhaid, Kalba, Khorfakkan and Dibba Al Hisn have been successful in achieving all the goals and implementing all the planned programs. The SCCI Branches Department has been keen to assume its role in enhancing and developing its performance towards its affiliated members in an optimal way through the launch of a number of vital and innovative projects and initiatives. This includes membership services through the Chamber’s website in addition to cooperation and coordination with the Department of Economic Development and Tas’heel centers to make it easier for ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Etihad Rail Ensure the Highest Sustainability Standards Across Construction of Rail Network

Abu Dhabi, 11 June 2021: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s National Rail Network, have collaborated in implementing sustained environmental stewardship during the planning and construction of the Etihad Rail Project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UAE. The first phase of the project is already operational, while the second phase will extend across the UAE from its border with Saudi Arabia into Abu Dhabi and further Dubai and Sharjah into Fujairah on the east coast. Since the early stages of the project, the two entities have collaborated on a range of initiatives, including habitat conservation, animal protection, and rehabilitating native trees and shrubs across the emirate of Abu Dhabi to conserve UAE’s diverse natural ......read more

Sharjah Chamber holds 17th periodic meeting

Sharjah, July 10, 2021:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) commended the wise approach and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, which has helped Sharjah economy to be more resilient and adaptable and has enhanced its stability and growth, something that reflected on providing a safe, stable, and attractive business environment and boosted Sharjah's position on the global economic map. This came during the 17th periodic meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sharjah Chamber which took place at the SCCI headquarters and headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, SCCI, Chairman, in the presence of Sheikh Majid bin Faisal Al Qasimi, First Vice-President of the Chamber, and members of the Board of Directors, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, ......read more

Dubai Police, Emirates Auction Collaborate to Provide Assistance to on-road broken-down Vehicles

Sharjah, July 8, 2021:  The General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police and the Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of the management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which the latter shall provide assistance to on-road broken-down vehicles. The step comes as part of the joint endeavors of both entities to assist road users and enhance traffic safety and achieve a happier society which is among the most important objectives and directions of the UAE government. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the General Department of Transport and Rescue by HE Brigadier General Dr. Mohammed Nasser Abdul Razzaq Al Razouqi, Director of the General Department of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police, and HE Omar ......read more

Dubai Customs completes 2nd phase of Innovation League 2021

Dubai – 07, July 2021:  Dubai Customs introduced the 1st Innovation League earlier this year to motivate employees and encourage them to compete and come up with creative ideas that can improve customs procedures and services. The tournament is aimed to promote competition among different customs centers and departments, thus fostering a culture of innovation and creativity within the organization.  Throughout 2021 working teams would compete with each other to find smart and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by Dubai Customs. At the end of the year three winning teams will be announced following jury evaluations.     “The winners will be honored and recognized by H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs,” said Hussain Al Fardan, Dubai Customs’ ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Uses Satellites to Track Three Rehabilitated Turtles in Abu Dhabi Waters

Abu Dhabi, 7 July 2021:  In celebration of World Sea Turtle Day which falls on June 16th, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched a large and diverse group of previously rescued turtles back into Abu Dhabi’s waters via the beach at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, so they may return to their natural habitats.  The released group came from a batch of 150 turtles that the EAD is currently rehabilitating at the National Aquarium. From this diverse group, a loggerhead, a hawksbill and a green sea turtle were selected to be fitted with satellite tracking devices fixed to their shells, allowing the Agency to monitor their progress and collect data about their lifestyles and migration paths.  H.E. Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police ......read more

du collaborates with Al Jalila Foundation to transform lives in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, 6th July 2021:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), welcomed senior personnel from the Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to its Head Office to discuss the recent long-term partnership announcement between the two parties. As part of its annual commitment to giving back to the local community , du will donate AED 1 million to the Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through medical research, education, and treatment in the UAE. du CEO Fahad Al Hassawi personally met with his counterpart Dr. Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of Al Jalila where the two discussed the foundation’s latest projects, including the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital, which is currently under ......read more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Implements Executive Regulation to Improve Marine Water Quality

Abu Dhabi, 5 July 2021:  The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has begun implementing an executive regulation regarding marine water quality in Abu Dhabi.  The regulation, which was recently approved by the Agency’s Board of Directors, aims to preserve the quality of ambient marine water and sediments by regulating liquid discharges from land-based activities to the marine environment. In addition, the Agency aims to combat the deterioration of ambient marine water and sediments quality by applying measures to environmental impact assessment studies and environmental licensing applications. The regulation strengthens the enforcement measures taken by the Agency, including the environmental assessment, licensing and inspection procedures for development projects and industrial establishments to ensure ......read more

Dubai Municipality Carries Out Campaign to Clean Main Roads

Dubai, 04 July 2021:  As part of its continuous efforts to maintain a distinguished level of public hygiene, Dubai Municipality recently carried out a specialized field campaign to clean the median islands and shoulders of the main roads  in the Emirate. Waste, weeds and rubbish in these areas were cleared in cooperation with a number of government departments such as the RTA and Dubai Police to ensure public safety and the flow of traffic movement for pedestrians and motorists. Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality, emphasized that the implementation of this campaign comes within the plans of the approved annual field hygiene campaigns and programs, and is an affirmation of the sustained attention given by Dubai Municipality to hygiene in all areas of the emirate, thus ......read more

Sharjah Chamber, Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce explore avenues of cooperation to support education and healthcare sectors

Sharjah, July 4, 2021: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)  has explored avenues of cooperation with the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) to build on existing ties in the field of healthcare and education, in light of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic During a webinar titled “Adjusting to New Normal in Education and Healthcare sectors in UAE & Austria”, both sides discussed the latest local and global developments and various economic issues of mutual concern. The virtual event is the first in a series of forums to be held by the chamber as part of its initiative “‘Sharaka Experts Talk”.  The online gathering was attended by H.E. Ibrahim Salim Al Musharrakh, UAE Ambassador to Austria, H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of SCCI, and Senator Dr. ......read more

Dubai Municipality Honors Departments for Pioneering Awards Won in First Half of 2021

Dubai, UAE - 04, July 2021:  Dubai Municipality organized a virtual ceremony to honor its departments that won pioneering awards during the first half of this year. This comes from the Municipality’s belief in the importance of motivating employees in its various sectors to always achieve the best, and in appreciation of the outstanding efforts that were made, which resulted in the Municipality achieving the best results that qualified it to win the most prominent pioneering and global awards.  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “The Municipality's winning of these international awards reinforces the unique position that Dubai occupies in various fields and sectors, as we always strive to innovate the finest ways that contribute to achieving an exceptional leap in all projects and ......read more

According to a new report by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Strategy&: Government entities in the Middle East need to intensify their efforts to digitize services

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 04, 2021: Digital applications are revolutionizing customer service. Customers need personalized service with minimal interactions, which forces public and private service providers to digitally transform their business models, according to a joint study conducted by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Strategy&, part of the PwC network, entitled “Building the future of public sector digital services.”    These entities must aim for an “invisible government” that enables seamless services. For example, private companies would receive clearances and approvals without filing a request. To provide such a service, government entities should know their customers and facilitate data exchange among them.   Government entities in the region have managed to modernize and ......read more

Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qasimi inaugurates 2nd "Jewels of Emirates" Show at Expo Centre Sharjah

Sharjah, July 01, 2021:  H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah today inaugurated the 2nd edition of the "Jewels of Emirates" show, which is being held under the theme "Glamour of beauty" amid the participation of over 100 local exhibiting companies. The event is being organized and hosted by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI). Sheikh Abdullah toured the exhibition halls, where he checked out the latest gold and jewelry collections. He also met with some exhibitors and national pavilions officials, who briefed him on the landscape of the gold industry in the UAE. Sheikh Abdullah was accompanied by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Expo Center ......read more

CSD Marks ‘Stop Cyberbullying Day' with an Informative Session on Ensuring Children's Safety on the Internet

Young CSD cybersafety ambassadors lead the discussion, highlighting key techniques to parents and children to identify, detect and prevent various forms of digital abuse   Sharjah, June 28, 2021:  As the young generations become increasingly dependent on digital platforms for learning, social interactions and entertainment, the Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in Sharjah, recently organised a virtual session titled ‘Sarah’s and Rashid’s Journey with Cyberbullying’, to highlight the dangers associated cyberbullying and ways to protect children online.  In the presence of Nahla Hamdan Al Saadi, Head of Programmes and Events at CSD, the session was led by three young cybersafety ambassadors of CSD, namely, Salama Al Tunaiji, ......read more

Bulky Waste Collection Service receives Happiness Flag in Dubai Municipality

Best initiative that applied customer happiness standards Dubai, 28 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality has organized the third cycle of the Happiness Flag initiative, which aims to enhance the principles of competitiveness and innovation, by nominating a group of the Municipality's most prominent initiatives in the field of implementing the standards of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Government Services and Customer Happiness. The Bulky Waste Collection Service initiative received the Happiness Flag this year, after the unanimous approval of evaluators, who included Rashid Al Kharji, Senior Broadcaster at Dubai Media Incorporated, Adviser Ali Al Amimi, Head of Transport Operations Sector at Dubai Airports, and Ali Al Azzawi, Smart City Experience Consultant. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: ......read more

Sharjah's Department of Statistics and Community Development Reinforces its Commitment to Quality with four ISO Certifications

Entity passes rigorous audits by the Aurion ISO consultants certification body in 2020 to attain the ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 56001 and ISO 10004 Standards     Sharjah, 27 June 2021:  Sharjah’s Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has recently crossed significant milestones along its journey of providing quality services to the emirate whilst meeting both customer and regulatory requirements, with its acquisition four ISO certifications.     The government department in Sharjah behind key surveys, including the Sharjah Census , the Emirati household survey ‘Tahdeeth’ and the recently announced survey on ‘Sharjah citizens’ view on wedding expenditure’, DSCD has been using world-class statistical expertise and data gathering systems to ......read more

Dubai Municipality Organizes Virtual Seminar to Celebrate GCC Environment Day

Under the slogan “Best GCC Environmental Practices” Dubai, 24 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality organized a virtual seminar under the slogan, “Best GCC Environmental Practices,” as part of its activities to celebrate the GCC Environment Day, in the context of the Gulf countries’ interest in the environment and awareness programs aimed at enhancing the protection of the local environment and natural resources, in addition to seeing what is new, distinctive and that serves the environmental sectors of other departments.  The symposium witnessed the participation of many authorities at the local and GCC levels to learn about the best practices and innovations through which to preserve the environment and reach to the world.  One of the latest innovations and achievements made by Dubai ......read more

Director General of Dubai Customs Tours Terminal 1, DXB International Airport ahead of Reopening

Dubai – 24 ,June 2021:  H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs welcomed the step of re-opening Terminal 1- Dubai International Airport as of Thursday 24 June, and said it is an important step to accommodate the increasing number of flights and passengers in the coming period.  Musabih reaffirmed customs’ readiness to deal with the passenger and cargo traffic and to provide passengers with an outstanding experience cementing Dubai’s position as a preferred hub for trade and tourism.  Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs accompanied H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in his visit to Terminal 1 on Wednesday. They were received by Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department, and Khalid Ahmed, Senior Manager, ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid announces the countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai

100 days to go for the World’s Greatest Show  UAE, Dubai, June 24, 2021— His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s largest cultural event to convene the global community towards creating solutions for a better future.  In 100 days, the UAE will be the first country in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to host a World Expo in the largest global gathering since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Expo 2020 Dubai, set to begin on October 1, is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors from all over the world to discover life-changing innovations. The mega event aims to drive collaboration and innovation to develop real-life solutions as the ......read more

Dubai Municipality Launches Campaign on Abandoned Vehicles

Dubai, 23 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality has launched its annual community awareness campaign, My Vehicle, under the slogan, “Clean Vehicle, Sustainable City” with the aim of educating all segments of public about the importance of preserving the aesthetic and civilized appearance of the city by committing not to leave abandoned vehicles, boats and equipment in public places.  The My Vehicle campaign includes raising awareness in the field of sustainable waste management and enhancing community awareness on maintaining the aesthetic appearance as well as having knowledge of laws, regulations and services related to this vital area of interest to all members of the society.  The campaign aims to reduce the behavior of leaving abandoned vehicles, boats and equipment in public places, which abounds in this ......read more

Dubai Customs Highlights Features of 2nd Release of iDeclare Smart Application

Integrated AI to recognize goods and specify customs duties Dubai – 22/6/2021:  H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs said the challenges posed by the spread of Covid-19 pandemic have shown the incessant need to digital shifts in customs services and procedures to better serve global travel, trade and supply chains.  Digital transformation is at the core of Dubai Customs’ strategies and plans to ensure streamlined passenger traffic and trade. For this, the smart iDeclare Application is gaining more importance these days supporting Dubai International Airport in its mission as one of the best airports in the world dealing with the pandemic. For the seventh consecutive year, Dubai International Airport topped global airports in 2020 as the world’s busiest airport despite lockdowns and ......read more

Dubai Municipality's “Way Beyond Standard Contracts and Procurement Process” initiative wins 7-star rating

Dubai, 22 June 2021:  Dubai Municipality, represented by the Contracts and Purchasing Department, won the 2021 International Best Practices Award for its initiative, “the way beyond standard contract and procurement process” winning with a 7-star rating as the best global model out of 68 global participations in the global best practices category.  The initiative aims to adopt ways to enhance innovation in the field of contracts and purchasing, by encouraging technical solutions and technology. The initiative is based on a digital roadmap, which included the creation of data warehouse, smart purchasing systems, high-standard operational standards and customer-centric concepts and their needs.  The International Best Practices Award aims to honor institutions with pioneering achievements and contributions, ......read more

Dubai Municipality becomes First Government Department to Approve Job Titles for Remote Work

Dubai - 22, June 2021:  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality has approved the job titles for remote work in the Municipality, for jobs that can be done remotely. While choosing the jobs, it was taken into account, ensuring the continuity of providing Municipality’s services and operations efficiently and effectively.  Dubai Municipality is the first government department to approve these titles, which is an embodiment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.  Dubai Municipality has started implementing the remote work system in normal circumstances and other ......read more

SCCI Officials Tour Sahara Centre's New Expansions

Sharjah, June 21, 2021:  A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, recently visited Sahara Centre, the ultimate lifestyle destination in the UAE, to learn closely about the new expansion project, located in the west wing of the mall.   The visit falls within the SCCI's commitment to strengthening communication with all economic facilities and sectors in Sharjah.  The delegation included HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI Second Vice Chairman, a number of members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of the SCCI, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of the Expo Center Sharjah, and Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director of the Economic Relations and Marketing Department, ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of the Tide Turner Plastic Challenge

Abu Dhabi, 21, June 2021:  The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced the winners of the Tide Turner Plastic Challenge in celebration of World Sea Turtles Day. The challenge was launched in March, on the occasion of World Water Day, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and was designed to educate students about the harm caused by single-use plastics and invite them to take part in combatting this global problem and become future advocates of change.  Twenty winners were announced from three schools, including: 13 contenders from St Joseph School Abu Dhabi, five winners from Private International School, and two students from Future International Academy. The Tide Turner Plastic Challenge aims to convince the younger generation to reconsider their plastic ......read more

Dubai Customs Organizes 2nd DCCC Meeting with Business Groups Amid High Hopes of Trade Recovery and Prosperity

Dubai – 20 June 2021:  Dubai external trade is moving steadily toward more growth based on a number of success factors including Dubai’s outstanding capability, dynamism and agility in handling the pandemic crisis, and that, coupled with a safe and advanced infrastructure and strategic location, is urging many companies to move their production lines from to the emirate.  This was the highlight of the opening statement of H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Chairman of Dubai International Chamber of Commerce during the Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting. The meeting was held virtually, in the presence of H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of customs departments and ......read more

Municipality Develops Integrated System to Classify Dubai Assets in a Comprehensive Geospatial Dictionary

Dubai, 20 June 2021:  The GIS Center in Dubai Municipality has developed an integrated system for classifying Dubai assets in a comprehensive geospatial dictionary.  The move comes within the framework of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to transform the Government of Dubai into a fully smart model and make Dubai the address of smart cities in the world.  It is also in implementation of the GIS Center’s tasks related to collecting the emirate’s basic and detailed geographic data and digital information, including descriptive ones, classifying this data and information, setting technical controls with the asset owners, and then providing geographical data, information and a dictionary to it within ......read more

DLD: May 2021 had 4,429 Transactions worth AED 11.11 Billion

● Total of 20,989 real estate sale transactions from January to May worth AED 47.19 billion. ● 1.4% month-on-month increase in overall sales transaction values during May 2021. ● 77% of sales transactions were for apartments and 23% were for villa/townhouses.  ● 62% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 38% were off-plan.   Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2021: Dubai's real estate market has achieved a new record, the highest over the past four years in terms of the value of real estate sales transactions, thus highlighting the emirate's attractiveness and flexibility in attracting real estate investments, and emphasising Dubai as one of the best global real estate destinations and the most capable of adapting to various conditions and global developments. The 15th ......read more

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Announces Third Round of Grants to Support Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

• 8 New programs that strengthen continued access to education for refugees, underlining the spirit of strategic Philanthropy   • Third round of the Fund focuses on upskilling refugee youth and providing secondary education access    Dubai, UAE – 20, June 2021:  Coinciding with World Refugee Day on June 20, as the globe takes a moment to acknowledge the crisis of over 80 million forcibly displaced people globally, the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund today announced the launch of the third cycle of grants to provide access to market-driven upskilling courses that pave the way for elevated livelihoods. In addition, the grants will also support refugee youth in Lebanon and Jordan in completing secondary education.   The third round of grants will support eight ......read more

MoHAP, EHS to Showcase a Bundle of Innovative Health Projects and Programs at Arab Health 2021

June 20, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) together with the Emirates Health Services are participating in the 46th Arab Health Exhibition and Conference, which takes place in Dubai between June 21 and 24. A unique package of innovative health services and preventive and curative projects compatible with the latest medical technologies are set to be showcased during the event.  This includes the latest digital health apps and recent developments of personalized medicine and telemedicine services with the aim of helping patients self-manage their curative services. This comes in line with the aspirations of the year of the 50th and the state's orientations to move forward on the way of the government of the future and to enhance the competitiveness of healthcare services in the ......read more

UAE becomes World's Second Country to approve Amgen's Lung Cancer Drug “Lumakras”

June 20, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently approved the registration and use of Amgen’s lung cancer drug Lumakras, following the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This step will give lung cancer patients in the UAE early access to this innovative drug in order to help speed up their treatment plan and improve the quality of their life.   This comes as part of the UAE's keenness to attract and provide innovative medicines that prove effective and efficient and adopt them as treatment protocols, which greatly contributes to the development of the drug system in accordance with the best international practices. The medicine registration comes in the wake of the application of MoHAP’s innovative mechanism for its accelerators to evaluate and approve the ......read more

The Flag Island to Celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21st

Sharjah - 20, June, 2021:  After the successful edition of the event in 2019, The Flag Island, operated under Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) will organize a special yoga event on 21 June 2021, in conjunction with the International Day of Yoga. The event will be held from 06:00 p.m. to 07:30 p.m., in collaboration with Fitness First, Sharjah. The activity is aimed at promoting awareness about yoga and its benefits for physical, mental and psychological health. Under the supervision of a group of trained Yoga instructors, the event will feature a range of free-of-charge activities including yoga and meditation sessions, and will organize an awareness session explaining how yoga can increase wellness in one's life.  The well-designed fitness program will be a unique opportunity for parents to ......read more

Sharjah Police and Chamber continue Offering Security Awareness to Industrial Facilities

Sharjah, June 17, 2021:  The Representative Committee of the Industry Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber Commerce & Industry (SCCI), in cooperation with the Sharjah Police General Command, organized on Wednesday the second introductory session on the security measures of the industrial facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah.  The session falls within the awareness campaign launched under the theme "Your business safety is a key to thrive" and aims to raise awareness among owners of industrial establishments about security measures to reduce crime rates and increase the feeling of safety. The meeting held at the SCCI headquarters and was attended by HE Lt. Colonel Jassim Al Suwaidi, Head of the Community Policing Department, HE Lalu Samuel, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Is the First Location Globally to Recieve the First Shipment of the New Revolutionary Anti-covid 19 Medication

● Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Rafed, GSK, & Etihad Cargo partnered together for expedited approval and receipt of the first batch of the medication last night.  ● MoHAP-approved Sotrovimab medicine can prevent severe cases and death for selected COVID-19 patients by more than 85%    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 17, 2021: The world’s newest anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab, is now available for early treatment of certain categories COVID-19 patients in the UAE following a landmark agreement between the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the country’s leading group purchasing organization (GPO) Rafed, and global innovative biopharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). With the arrival of the first shipment yesterday in Abu Dhabi airport, Abu Dhabi become the first location ......read more

RERA Launches Series of Technical Workshops to Ensure Sustainability of Common-area Services and Maximise Use of Buildings

Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2021:  The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) at Dubai Land Department (DLD) has strengthened its efforts to ensure the sustainability of services for common areas in the emirate, in addition to improving the use of related buildings, by launching a series of technical workshops to address projects, experiences and models in Dubai, having succeeded in managing the common areas with great efficiency and distinction. HE Eng Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, commented: “RERA attaches great importance to developing the work system for the common areas in the emirate, given the growing importance of this sector. To this end, RERA's work teams seek to cooperate with various strategic partners and stakeholders from the public and private sectors to work together on establishing innovative and ......read more

Dubai Customs Showcases Leading EXPO2020 Initiatives

Dubai – 14 June 2021:  Dubai Customs showcased its leading smart initiatives for EXPO2020 during its participation in the Liaison Officer meeting for securing EXPO 2020. Dubai Police organized the event in cooperation with local strategic partners. Dubai Customs’ team delivered a presentation on the world-class services it will provide to exhibitors and visitors in the grand event. The government department has launched 24 creative initiatives to facilitate customs procedures and enrich participants’ experience.    Saeed Mustafawi, head of new data section at Customs Declaration Department and the coordinator between Dubai Customs and EXPO2020 office said that Dubai Customs has completed all of its EXPO initiatives and achieved full integration with government partners. The EXPO official clearance ......read more

Dubai Customs Engages Stakeholders in Updating New Release of Client Happiness Charter

Dubai – 13 June 2021:  Within its commitment to achieve highest client happiness, Dubai Customs’ Client Happiness Department organized a number of virtual meetings with the clients and partners to engage them with the evaluation and reviewing of the new release of the Client Happiness Charter. The aim is to ensure updated and continued improvement of services delivered to clients in compliance with the ISO standard 100001:2007 and the application of the best practices in the field.  During the meeting, the clients’ and partners suggestions were noted and recorded to be added to the new charter. “We are committed to make our clients happier by providing the best quality services and procedures to help our clients complete their transactions anytime and anywhere, using Dubai Customs smart ......read more

Emirates Literature Foundation Search Is on for Young Writers

• Story Writing Competitions Now Open   Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2021:  The Emirates Literature Foundation’s search for the nation’s best young story writers has begun, with the launch of its annual creative writing competition for students, the Story Writing Competition.   A fixture on the academic calendar, the competition runs in Arabic and in English and is open to full-time students in schools, colleges and universities in the GCC. It is divided into age-specific categories: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-25.  The winners will be honoured in a special ceremony held during the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2022, and the winning entries are published in an anthology.   The competition is tremendously popular, with more than 3,600 stories being entered last ......read more

HE Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi Explores Sharjah's Dynamic Startup Ecosystem as an inclusive, Entrepreneur-Friendly City

• His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, witnesses the launch of Sheraa’s 5-Year Impact Report charting its journey as a leading force in transforming Sharjah’s impact-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem  • Five of Sheraa’s top portfolio startups pitched to the Minister, followed by an open roundtable discussion with 40 founders on entrepreneurship in the UAE   Sharjah, June 9, 2021:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) hosted a visit by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, to explore Sharjah’s growing startup ecosystem and Sheraa’s founder-focused approach to ecosystem building, as well as connect with some of UAE’s top startups supported ......read more

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Dubai Municipality and Land Department Launch Unified Comprehensive Land Map Project…

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RDC Launches Two New E-Services in Line with its Service Automation Plan…

Dubai, UAE, 25 January 2021:  In line with the directives of the wise leadership to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in the emirate, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) at Dubai Land Department (DLD), has launched two new e-services developed by Emirates Real Estate Solutions Company (ERES). This step aligns with RDC’s comprehensive plan to automate its services and ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off UAE Customs Week activities with WCO and FCA Participation…

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Dubai Government Workshop holds first meeting for leadership team to discuss 2021 work plan …

Government excellence and smart transformation part of DGW’s top priorities this year UAE, 24 January 2021: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently held its first leadership team meeting this year to review the results of the organization’s 2020 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the prominent aspects of its 2021 action plans. The attendees also took a closer look into the ......read more

Sharjah builds on its FDI appeal in 2020; attracts $220 million in investments & creates 1,117 new ...…

• Sharjah becomes home to 24 new FDI projects, with a 60% increase between Q3 and Q4    • The new investment projects are worth $220 million for 2020 • Mohamed Al Musharrkh: “The key lesson learned in 2020 is that we must focus on innovation-driven companies and SMEs”     Sharjah, January 23, 2020   2020 was arguably one of ......read more

EWINGS Donates AED 100,000 and Signs Agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients…

18 January 2021, Dubai:  EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz, has signed a financial contribution agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) and has donated a generous amount of AED 100,000 to the civil society organisation. FOCP is dedicated to alleviating the burden of cancer in the UAE through awareness, access to early detection facilities and providing financial aid to cancer ......read more

Al Ain Municipality Collaborates with MBRSC to Analyse Palm Tree Cover using Artificial Intelligence…

•         45,000 palm trees were detected, with an accuracy of 98.7%, using AI technology developed by MBRSC •         The technology helped analyse the quantity and health of palm trees in various regions of Al Ain •         The collaboration supports the UAE’s efforts towards agricultural ......read more

A 97-year-old citizen receives the first dose of the Covid 19 vaccine at a “SEHA” center.…

Abu Dhabi, 14 Jan 2021:Nekhaira Obaid Saeed Al Dhaheri, 97, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at SEHA’s Neima Healthcare Center. Commenting on Al Dhaheri’s decision, his son said: “My 97-year-old father decided to join the rest of the family in taking the vaccine, we encouraged him to do so in line with the UAE’s leadership’s direction and in support of ......read more

Dubai Customs Gives Certificate Issuance Authorization to Registered Ducamz Car Dealers…

Dubai – 13 January 2021:  HE Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation stated that Dubai has managed to contain the economic slowdown resulted from the spread of covid-19 pandemic and its negative effects on global trade and supply chain activities.  The emirate maintained a momentum in its external trade, ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Approves SCFA's Strategic Plan 2022 and New Organizational Structure…

United Arab Emirates -  January 09, 2021:    Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has approved the strategic plan of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) 2022 and the new organizational structure of its General Secretariat.  Developed in ......read more

Dubai Customs: Exceptional Achievements in 2020 Despite Coronavirus Challenges…

Dubai – 09 January 2021:  In support of the UAE’s sustainable economic development, Dubai Customs has been able to meet the challenges of the global economic recession arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The year 2020 saw new pioneering achievements for Dubai Customs in terms development of Customs work processes and innovation of new solutions and initiatives to ensure the ......read more

Dubai Municipality Launches Qoot Service for Food Sample Testing…

Dubai, 06 January 2021:   In an effort to preserve the safety and health of community members, Dubai Municipality has launched Qoot, a service that offers food sample collection and tests on the same site, by adopting the latest technology, to ensure fast results with high accuracy, in addition to enabling the customer to check the quality and safety of food products to ensure that it ......read more

Dubai Culture Completes Inventory of Knowledge Assets at Dubai Public Library Branches…

- Investing modern technologies to raise the efficiency of corporate performance and enhance customer satisfaction. - Inventoried around 600 thousand knowledge items in record time using RFID technology.   Dubai, 05 January 2021:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) inventoried the knowledge assets at all branches of Dubai Public Library and the Hatta ......read more

Ministry of Economy & Family Business Council-Gulf agree on a roadmap to regulate family ownership ...…

Bin Touq: “Family businesses are a main focus area in the ongoing transition to a more resilient and sustainable economy & we have a clear plan to enhance their leadership and competitiveness.” Abu Dhabi, 4 January 2021: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, emphasized the importance of developing the legislative structure to better organize the operations of ......read more

Dubai Municipality Secures New Year Celebration Sites…

Dubai, 04 January 2021:   Dubai Municipality has secured all the sites of New Year celebrations in the emirate within the framework of the efforts exerted to secure New Year's events in a manner befitting the emirate's position regionally and globally in organizing the events and celebrations distinctively and impressively.  The Municipality harnessed all its ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid: We Have a Long Journey Ahead; a Brighter Future Awaits Us. Our Journey for the ...…

United Arab Emirates -  January 04, 2021:  On the 15th anniversary of his Accession Day, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, highlighted the key milestones that have placed the UAE as a leading nation in the region and the world through an open letter he wrote to the people of the UAE.  Through ......read more

Dubai Municipality Ready to Receive Paperless Purchase Orders…

Dubai, 03 January 2021:  Dubai Municipality has completed the implementation of the feature of receiving paperless purchase orders issued by the Municipality. With this, Dubai Municipality has become the first government department to implement electronic receipt of materials in cooperation with the Dubai Smart Government. This will contribute to saving approximately 32,000 papers printed ......read more

Dubai Municipality Prepares to Keep City Clean and Tidy after New Year Celebrations…

Dubai, 30 December 2020:  In order to achieve its strategic plan of integrated waste management, Dubai Municipality has prepared a special plan to secure the New Year Eve celebration sites, as these celebrations are witnessed by large crowd from all over the world. Khaled Mohsen, Acting Director of Waste Management Department said that as part of its annual plan to secure the sites of ......read more

Dubai Municipality Supports Business Sector Through Exemptions From Double Fines…

Collection of basic fines until mid-February Dubai, 30 December 2020:  As part of Dubai Municipality’s keenness to support the business sector and commercial activities and to ensure a flexible and smooth commercial environment, the Municipality is preparing to launch an initiative to exempt companies from paying double fines for their violations. The companies that violated the ......read more

‘Ask the Expert' Highlights Dubai Chamber's Role as a Business Facilitator…

United Arab Emirates -  December 29, 2020:    The invaluable role of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a business facilitator was the subject of the recent ‘Ask the Expert’, the monthly videos series, under Dubai Chamber’s Business Connect initiative. The latest instalment in the series saw Mohammed bin Sulaiman, Senior Manager, Business Relations, ......read more

Dubai Customs gets GInI Innovation Lab Accreditation…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  December 27, 2020:   The Dubai Customs’ Future Center for Research and Development has received Accredited Innovation Lab (AInL) certification from the US-based Global Innovation Institute (GInI). The organization is now the first Customs administration in the world to get such a global accreditation.  GInI granted Innovation Lab ......read more

Dubai Customs Develops Inspection Managers' Competencies…

Dubai – 26 Dec 2020: As part of its efforts to develop the managerial skills of customs inspection managers, the HR Division in cooperation with the Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs organized a workshop. Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs, Mohammed Al Ghaffari, Acting Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Makes Strong Case for Continued FDI in Increasingly Advanced Zones…

UAE Remains MENA Region Industrial Park Leader with 47 Zones   Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 24, 2020: The world’s most competitive industrial parks are also the most inviting and readily predictable for tenants, according to a whitepaper released by Abu Dhabi Ports, a port operator that owns, manages and operates 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea, as well as 555 ......read more

35% Increase in Requests for Dubai Municipality Bulky Waste Disposal Service…

Dubai, 21 December 2020:  Dubai Municipality has recorded significant increase in requests for bulky waste disposal service from the public during the year. From the beginning of 2020 until mid-December the Municipality received 13,002 requests for bulky waste disposal, while the number of requests for the same period last year was 9,602, which is an increase of 35%.    Eng. ......read more

Dubai Customs Organizes 665 Training Programs in 9 Months…

Dubai – 20 December 2020: Customs Training Center at Dubai Customs organized 665 training sessions in the first 9 months of 2020, including 609 sessions on the digital platforms during the pandemic.  These training workshops and programs targeted 3,348 employees from different divisions in Dubai Customs.  The training programs (26,000 training hours in total) covered topics ......read more

Dubai Customs 4th Consultative Council Meeting Convenes in Optimistic Atmosphere, With Expectations ...…

United Arab Emirates -  December 19, 2020:  Dubai Customs organized its 4th Consultative Council Meeting 2020 through video conferencing in an optimistic atmosphere for the quick recovery Dubai has made from the coronavirus pandemic. HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, senior management members and business group representatives, attended the ......read more

Dubai Municipality to Organize Virtual Environmental Education Program…

Dubai, 17 December 2020:   Dubai Municipality will be organizing the 13th session of its Environmental Education Program from 20th to 24th  December virtually. The program, aimed at the public in general and students in particular from the age of 8 years, will be held this year for an hour every day during the morning shift.  The education program, organized in line with ......read more

Ministry of Economy successfully closes Canadian authorities' subsidy investigation on UAE's ...…

Growth rate of national exports of steel sheets to the world scored 90% between 2017 & 2019 Abu Dhabi,December 17, 2020: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) successfully closed the ‘subsidy investigation’ conducted by the Canadian authorities on the UAE’s exports of corrosion-resistant steel sheets. The latest achievement is an important step that contributes to enhancing ......read more

Emirates Literature Foundation and Google to Put Arab Authors in the Spotlight on the World Stage…

Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation, together with Google, has launched a new initiative that will vastly increase the presence and visibility of Arab authors online, ahead of World Arabic Language Day. Called ‘Kateb Maktub’, the initiative is designed to boost the number of Arab author pages on Wikipedia, one of the world’s most visited websites ......read more

Bin Touq: UAE accounts for 11 per cent of global gold trade.. We are sparing no effort to develop ...…

Following the adoption of 4 new initiatives to strengthen the country's position as a global hub for gold trade Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2020: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, said that driven by the support and directives of its wise leadership, the UAE holds a leading global position as a vital hub for gold and precious metals trade. The country today accounts for ......read more

Dubai Municipality and Land Department Unify Service Channels, Database…

• Unified comprehensive map of lands in the Emirate of Dubai issued • To enhance governance of procedures to ensure customer convenience and save time • To rely on unified data shared between various entities with a unified data system Dubai, 13 December 2020:  Dubai Municipality and Dubai Land Department signed a partnership agreement remotely to unify service channels ......read more

Cybercriminals greatest threat to business infrastructure in Covid-19 era, KPMG survey of UAE CISOs ...…

A majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) rank cybercriminals as one of the biggest risks they currently face, according to a new KPMG study. Notable skills gap exists in threat intelligence, security operations, and incident response    Dubai, UAE, 9 December, 2020:  A majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) rank cybercriminals as one of the ......read more

Dubai Customs Displays Eight Advanced Technological Projects at Gitex 2020…

Dubai – 8 December 2020: HE Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation visited Gitex Technology exhibition and toured the Dubai Customs pavilion in the presence of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and the senior management team. Bin Sulayem highly applauded Dubai Customs’ smart ......read more

Dubai Customs Participates in Gitex 2020 with 12 Innovative Projects…

Dubai – 07 Dec 2020:  Dubai Customs takes part in Gitex Technology Week 2020, which kicks off today, with 12 innovative blockchain and AI based projects, along with the most advanced inspection equipment. The Government Department invited its strategic partners, clients and the exhibition’s visitors to visit its pavilion number S2-A1 at Sheikh Saeed, Dubai World Trade ......read more

Dubai Customs to Display Smart Systems and Platforms at Gitex 2020…

Dubai – 05 December 2020: Under the theme “We Innovate for a Sustainable Economy”, Dubai Customs is taking part in Gitex Technology Week 2020, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Center from 6 to 10 December 2020. At S2-A1 stand, Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai Customs will display its latest smart blockchain and AI based innovations and services in the renowned exhibition, ......read more

Pure Gold Jewellers provides airfare for 51 insolvent prisoners from Punitive and Correctional ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November 2020: As the UAE celebrates the 49th UAE National Day, Pure Gold Jewellers has come forward to bring cheer to the hearts of unfortunate victims of debt. As part of the Pure Gold Jewellers humanitarian initiative "Forgotten Society" to help indebted prisoners, the jewellery retailer covered the cost of airline tickets for 51 insolvent inmates ......read more

Dubai Customs Celebrates 49th National Day With Record Growth in Dubai External Trade and Customs ...…

Dubai – 03 December 2020:   Ahead of the UAE 49th National Day celebrations, Dubai Customs released trade figures, which reflected the significant role the oldest government department played in developing and enhancing Dubai and the national economy through the years. Dubai non-oil external trade has doubled about ten times between 2000 and 2019 rising from Dh143b in 2000 to ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues Commemorative Wahat Al Karama Stamps to mark Martyr's Day…

30 November 2020:  In honour of Martyr’s Day, Emirates Post Group issues commemorative Wahat Al Karama stamps. The design of the Wahat Al Karama commemorative stamps features the Martyr’s monument in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and has been created to remember and recognize the nation’s honorable heroes for their sacrifices as well as the loyalty and dedication of our ......read more

Legislative Week 2020 concludes with recommendations supporting legal excellence and legislative ...…

Event envisions future of legislative system with the participation of 74 Dubai government entities UAE, 29 November 2020: The second edition of ‘Legislative Week’ drew to a close amid widespread praise from leading experts and legal professionals working in government entities for the event’s contribution to enriching legal knowledge and spreading legislative awareness among ......read more

14th Dubai International Food Safety Conference Commences Online…

Dubai, 29 November 2020:  Dubai Municipality on Sunday launched the 14th Dubai International Food Safety Conference virtually under the slogan "Building resilient and sustainable food systems" which is  being held on 29th and 30th November 2020.  The Municipality has enriched the conference's agenda with a variety of seminars and discussion sessions, which ......read more

SLC and Dubai Chamber sign MoU to Enhance Legal, Institutional, and Research Cooperation…

MoU aims to further develop legislative process and legal system to better serve business community UAE, 28 November 2020:  The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Chamber. The MoU aims to enhance legal, institutional, and research cooperation; and to combine the ......read more

Modon Completes Successful Demolition of Mina Plaza Towers…

- Successful demolition event marks significant step towards the revitalisation of iconic Mina Zayed -   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 November 2020: Modon Properties (Modon) today completed the successful demolition of Mina Plaza towers in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi. This momentous project was carried out in partnership with a leading demolition company with the highest international ......read more

SLC discusses role of government policies in achieving stable and quality legislation during ...…

UAE, 25 November 2020: General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), held an interactive workshop focused on ‘Legislative Agility for Achieving Viability’’ as part of the ‘Legislative Week 2020’, which it organized online from November 22 to 26, 2020. Mr. Tariq Khamees Abu Salim, Legal Advisor at the SLC, led an ......read more

The Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London Re-elects its Emirati President…

United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   The Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London announced the re-election of Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani from the United Arab Emirates as President of the Alliance for the third time respectively. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani was unanimously re-elected in light of the efforts he has put into achieving the objectives set for the Alliance ......read more

Sheraa Sets the Stage for Global Experts and Influential Changemakers at 4th Sharjah ...…

• Bodour Al Qasimi: There is a need now more than ever to develop a new entrepreneurial culture that harnesses socially driven ideas to create high-impact, scalable solutions • The 5-day virtual festival has been made free-to-attend for all as a show of solidarity amid Covid-19      Sharjah, November 25, 2020:  Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is ......read more

UAE Anthem Campaign to Unite the Country in Build Up to 49th National Day…

•         Those who call the UAE home are invited to record their own performances of the UAE national anthem •         Website and social media launched for people to submit recordings Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2020: The UAE community will unite in harmony as they lend their voices to a unique performance of the UAE National ......read more

2nd Edition of the Legislative Week kicks off with extensive discussions on Legislative Viability ...…

With the attendance of 74 Dubai Government Entities UAE, 22 November 2020: The 2nd edition of the Legislative Week, held virtually by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), kicked off today (Sunday, November 22, 2020) under the theme, ‘Legislative Agility for Achieving Viability’. High-level representatives of 74 local government ......read more

The Department of Municipalities and Transport and Modon Announce Details of the Redevelopment ...…

• Transformative plans include a considered upgrade of designated areas    • Existing shops and markets will remain open to public throughout the redevelopment period    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 November 2020:  The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and Modon Properties (Modon) today announced details of the comprehensive renovation ......read more

Dubai Chamber Distributes 400 Food Packs to Dubai Creek Sailors…

- Dubai Chamber employees volunteered to pack food items and show support to Dubai’s sailor community.   - Volunteering efforts complements other CSR initiatives and activities organised by the Chamber in response to Covid-19.   United Arab Emirates -  November 19, 2020:   As part of its efforts to champion CSR and boost its social impact, Dubai Chamber ......read more

World Children's Day, an Occasion to Highlight UAE's Commitment to Children's Rights & Safety: SCFA…

Sharjah, November 19, 2020:  Her Excellency Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), said on the occasion of World Children’s Day: “On this day, we celebrate the leadership of the UAE and its commitment to implementing child rights, as well as its distinguished record in the child care field locally, regionally, and ......read more

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