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Ma'an Rolls Out New Program to Get Abu Dhabi Community Involved in Making a Social Impact

Abu Dhabi, 22 August 2019:   A new initiative to engage the Abu Dhabi community with solving social challenges has been launched today by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. Rolling out from September, Ma’an’s Community Engagement Program –provide individuals, government entities, companies and not-for-profit associations, with strategic direction on how people can contribute to social causes. Forming a key pillar of the Authority’s mandate, Ma’an will work to offer more meaningful volunteering opportunities that directly address the social needs and priorities of the Capital. Key groups that Community Engagement Program aims to support include people of determination, seniors, children, women and vulnerable groups. Marking World Senior Citizen’s Day, Her ......read more

the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation Launches New Artist-in-residence Program

• The Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its Artist-in-Residence program and is accepting proposals for its first cohort until August 31st, 2019 • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant submissions deadline has been extended until August 31st, 2019  • The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival committee has extended the deadline for digital art, sculpture, film, and student submissions for next year’s Festival until August 31st, 2019    Ras Al Khaimah, August 18, 2019:  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is launching its new Artist-in-Residence program and has issued an extended call for submissions for two of its other arts and culture initiatives: the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival and the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant. These opportunities ......read more

Nursery children gift Eid packages to labourers

August 8th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  The spirit of sacrifice, generosity and the desire to bring a smile on the faces of the less privileged came to the fore as the young children of British Orchard Nursery put together almost 200 Eid packages for labourers in Dubai. The packages which were distributed to construction workers included calling cards for international dialling, caps to protect from the sun, hygiene products like shaving creams and deodorants, fruits, dates, water, juices and laban.  Labourers were particularly happy to receive calling cards which gives them a great opportunity to call their families back home on the occasion of Eid al Adha.  “Living away from families on a joyous occasion like Eid can be quite difficult. The Eid gifts were little tokens from the BON children to appreciate the hard ......read more

An increase of 36.7% compared to the first quarter

37,906 Fatwa issued by IACAD during the second quarter of 2019 Dubai, 8 August, 2019:  The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) issued 37,906 oral Fatwa through Ifta department of IACAD during the second quarter of 2019. As many as 171 visitors wishing to obtain Fatwa on various subjects were received, and a special team of 16 muftis (males and females) answered questions about various religious, jurisprudential and Sharia topics.  The data issued by the Ifta department for the second quarter of 2019 indicates that 12,831 questions were raised, accounting for about 34% of the total queries. The number of questions on general matters reached 6,314, which is 16.6% of the total, while queries related to Dunya issues (day-to-day operations) reached 5,040, accounting for 13.2% of the ......read more

DFSA signs MoU with the Central Bank of Egypt

Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to enhance the relationship and cooperation between both institutions and facilitate the performance of their respective supervisory tasks and promote the safety and soundness of banks in their respective jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, combatting financial crime, conducting consolidated supervision of common firms and discussing crisis management. The MoU was signed by Mr Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, in Dubai on 28 July 2019 and by H. E. Tarek Amer, Governor of the CBE, in Egypt.  Bryan Stirewalt said: “We are honoured to be working hand in hand with the Central Bank of Egypt. This MoU will enhance the cooperation and relationship ......read more

SCCI and Sharjah Police to Launch Joint initiatives to Meet Business Sector Aspirations in the Emirate of Sharjah

Sharjah, 7 August 2019: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) held recently at its headquarters a coordination meeting with the Sharjah Police with the participation of representatives from a number of local departments.  The meeting aimed to discuss the launch of a number of community initiatives, as well as to strengthen the constant cooperation between the SCCI and the Sharjah Police.  This would help contribute to integrating the concerted efforts to realize the economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah and the relentless pursuit of serving the society in general and the business community in particular. Present at the meeting were Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the ......read more

Dubai Customs foils smuggling 274,000 captagon pills

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    Dubai Customs foiled a drug smuggling attempt in which the smugglers concealed the drugs in the fuel tank of their vessel. They thought inspectors will not search in that hot spot of the vessel near the engine which can reach up to 60 degrees Celsius.  The confused dhow captain aroused the suspections of the inspectors who has high experience and training in body language. Thorough inspections led to uncover 137 plastic bags that contained 274,000 Captagon pills. This is the second biggest drug seizure for the Coastal Customs Centers Management after the seizure of 783,800 captagon pills in 2018. There were 8 drug seizures in 2018.  This reflects the very important role Dubai Customs plays in protecting society and securing borders as part of its vision of ......read more

Dubai Cares supports research to develop a learning framework that safeguards continuous quality education for children affected by crisis

• Dubai Cares’ AED 1.1 million (USD 300,000) contribution is part of an AED 18.35 million (USD 5 million) commitment made last year towards UNICEF’s ‘Generation Unlimited’ • The 2-year research is spearheaded by UNICEF, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Microsoft and other key educational partners   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 4 August 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a two-year research and design phase of a project that aims to provide continuous quality education for children whose education has been disrupted by rapid onset or protracted crises.   The research explores the development of a global quality learning curriculum framework that is referred to as a ......read more

Ahmad Al Abdulla Supports ‘Eid in Your Home' Initiative by DLD to Facilitate Release of 22 Detainees in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    On occasion of Eid Al Adha under the initiative ‘Eid in Your Home’, Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of New Dubai Properties, collaborated with Dubai Land Department (DLD), to facilitate release of 22 detainees with rental cases through his generous donation.  Mr. Ahmad Al Abdulla, said, “Our support to this cause is an expression of the spirit of humanity that characterises Dubai and its citizens. People caught in rent-related cases are not criminals but ordinary human beings who have suffered difficult circumstances that have led to this situation. We are glad they will be home to celebrate Eid Al Adha with the families.” Eid in Your Home is the first of its kind charitable initiative in Dubai in keeping with the pillars of the Year of ......read more

Dubai Customs, handles 3.9m passengers and 7.2m bags in Terminal (1), DXB International Airport in H1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:     During his evening tour to Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih urged employees to go above and beyond in order to provide passengers at the busiest airport in the world with the best smart services, and take all procedures to ensure highest levels of security, especially in summer and Eid holidays.    “Following the 50-year charter, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to contribute towards a vision that sees Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth, Dubai Customs offers passengers into Dubai airports the best and most advanced services” Musabih said. Musabih was accompanied in his visit to ......read more

MoHAP Reveals its Plans for Providing Best Medical Services for Pilgrims During Hajj Season

Abu Dhabi/ Dubai, August 3rd, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the departure of the medical mission to Saudi Arabia to accompany the UAE’s hajj official mission. The medical mission consists of 70 doctors, nurses, and administrators. The medical mission will be providing the entire healthcare services and offering preventive and medical advice for pilgrims.  Database for Pilgrims and Medical Team for Rapid Intervention Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MoHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center and Head of MoHAP’s Hajj Medical Mission, explained that the preparatory mission arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 25. Al Zarouni pointed out that the medical staff comprises specialized competencies which have been trained to provide medical and ......read more

Undersecretary of MoHAP and Nicaraguan Health Minister Hold Meeting to Discuss Means of Boosting Cooperation in Healthcare Field

Dubai, Aug 1st, 2019 The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Undersecretary (MoHAP’s Undersecretary), HE Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, received a high-ranking Nicaraguan delegation headed by the Minister of Health, Sonia Castro Gonzalez. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of boosting cooperation in the healthcare services field, exchanging visits, harnessing the UAE’s expertise in the preventive health system and reducing non-communicable diseases. In addition to the possibility of establishing private pharmaceutical plants and hospitals in Nicaragua, dispatching medical teams to contribute to the treatment of some medical cases and learning about Nicaragua’s experience in kidney transplant. The meeting was also attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the ......read more

Deadline Extended for Applications for 3rd Edition of Futurism Programme

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 international Futurism Programme, a zero-equity accelerator initiative launched by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), will now close on Monday 5 August 2019 at 9am UAE time.    With the aim to boost technology innovation within the tourism industry and further position Dubai as a leading international technology hub for start-ups, the 3rd edition of the annual Futurism Programme, which is being run in ......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 Mashreq Head of Business Banking Rohit Garg, RAKEZ clients are guaranteed to experience fast-track account openings with support from a dedicated team. In addition, RAKEZ clients will have access to wide-ranging portfolio of Mashreq products, including account openings, transactions and financial services.  “When you’re running a business, having a bank that you can rely on is just as important as choosing the ideal place to grow ......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 advised to follow the wayfinding directions on arrival at the centre.   The Emirates Post Dubai Central Happiness Centre will receive a modern upgrade to ensure an improved and streamlined experience for customers. The updated interior will also provide a more comfortable look and feel as well as additional customer information for added convenience.    HE Abdulla M. Alashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said, ......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 panel at the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The methodology update has been accepted and published by the UNFCCC Executive Board. In this case, a methodology is an in-depth algorithm researched and studied to calculate emissions for specific activities. The UNFCCC’s methodology has now been updated with the developments from Dubai Carbon, and is available to be utilised by countries worldwide as they work towards ......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 strengthening the readiness and flexibility of MoHAP’s facilities in terms of confronting various risks, developing the efficiency and effectiveness of the key processes in the management of emergencies, crises and disasters, and raising the awareness of MoHAP staff upon dealing with crises and emergencies. The three-day workshop aimed at qualifying the employees on the readiness and preparedness for emergency cases and safety enhancement, ......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 Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai” Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said. “We are applying and adopting the latest AI applications to enhance and upgrade our services and facilities to our clients. This includes carrying out a number of ambitious projects and engaging in the emirate’s bold initiatives such as Dubai Silk Road, one of the 50-year charter ......read more

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

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 developed countries have been severely disadvantaged in the WTO system due to Special and Differential Treatment (S&D) flexibilities that all developing countries enjoy.   Under the existing WTO conventions, S&D gives developing countries unilateral flexibility in implementing obligations and enjoins developed countries to treat them favorably. S&Ds are categorized into four:  Longer time periods for implementation ......read more

More than 90,000 beneficiaries of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture programs in 2018

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, benefiting 91,997 people from different nationalities. The centre noted that its activities spanned from lessons, lectures, workshops, educational and cultural courses over the past year. The centre worked with 291 government and private bodies to carry out its activities in 2018. As many as 90 lecturers from within and outside the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department participated in the lectures and seminars that were organized. The ......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 Sharjah, Obaidullah Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah Hospital. In this context, Dr. Sultan Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, said: “MoHAP is always keen on the diversification of consultants’ specialties and the selection of the best medical competencies to fulfill our patients’ needs at MoHAP’s hospitals. Through this program, we are striving to achieve the best outcomes, in line with ......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, its specialized departments and the level of the diagnostic and therapeutic services provided at the hospital. The delegation was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector. During the tour, Dr. Al Serkal briefed Mr. Leon Wang, the Executive Vice-President, International, AstraZeneca, head of the Health Innovation Center in Wuxi, China, on the hospital’s vital medical ......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 prioritises customer satisfaction and happiness, in line with national strategies, and developed this system to help co-owned property owners and ascertain smooth and easy operations with their property managers.   The system provides a new and integrated system to monitor accounts related to service charges in these projects by relying on the financial accounts operating according to the mechanism of the escrow account. The system operates ......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 inbound shipment to Jebel Ali Port that was flagged by the Risk Engine system as a high-risk container consignment containing a boat shipped from an Arab country.    A team was formed from Special Tasks staff of Customs Intelligence Department and inspection officers at Jebel Ali Customs Inspection Center to carefully track down the movement of the shipment. Upon scanning the container using the Advanced Container Scanning System, 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 release all convicted prisoners in rental cases in Dubai in conjunction with the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday.   The initiative was announced after a meeting that included HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of the DLD; Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation; and HE Judge Abdul Qader Musa, Chairman of RDC. A young Emirati businessman, Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ansari, donated a ......read more

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Dubai Customs tops Happiness Meter 2018 with 98%…

Dubai – 2 February 2019: Dubai Customs hit a new record on Smart Dubai Office’s Happiness Meter scoring 97.49%. This is the highest percentage reached by a government department since the launch of the happiness meter, and is above the 95% bar, which is the targeted percentage for client happiness in Dubai by the year 2020.  Dubai Customs topped the medium government entities ......read more

DFSA joins launch of Global Financial Innovation Network…

Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2019: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) is pleased to announce the launch of the next phase of the Global Financial Innovation Network (“GFIN”). The GFIN – a group of 29 international organisations including the DFSA – is inviting applications from firms looking to take part in a testing pilot for innovative financial ......read more

Dubai Trade Shortlists Nominees For It's 11th E-services Excellence Award…

Shipping agents for general cargo to be honoured for electronic services adoption Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2019:   Dubai Trade, the smart trade solution provider in Dubai and a subsidiary of DP World, announced that its 11th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) will feature three new categories including two for re-exporters announced by Dubai Exports, the export ......read more

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global introduce new Thailand eVisa service for Saudi ...…

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Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Barjeel Green Building Regulations, in presence of the Ruler ...…

‘Ras Al Khaimah Government considers the launch of Barjeel an important milestone in the urban development and modernization of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah’ – H.E. Munther Mohammed bin Shekar Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 29 January 2019:   In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al ......read more

Pirelli Recognized by CDP as a Leader in Actions to Combat Climate Change…

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  Pirelli & C. SpA has been recognized as a global leader in corporate climate action by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), achieving a place on the CDP Climate Change A list. An international non-profit organization, CDP gathers, distributes and promotes information on environmental questions and the A rating is the highest possible score awarded to a ......read more

Dubai Cares joins forces with World Economic Forum on 3-year Plan to Boost Future Skills for 15 ...…

Partnership will contribute towards broader efforts that will result in 15 countries and 15 million people benefiting from training, upskilling and reskilling by 2020 Dubai Cares’ funding will enable stronger focus towards developing countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates –January 27, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, ......read more

Dubai Customs launches warehousing awareness campaign for 21k companies…

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:   Dubai Customs launched a campaign to develop the warehousing systems of free zone companies in Dubai. The campaign was announced in September 2018 and started in the beginning of 2019.  The campaign aims at educating more than 21,000 companies about the importance of their warehousing systems’ consistence and compliance with the Dubai ......read more

Law Students Told They Can Play Important Role In Shaping Legal System for 21st Century UAE…

STA Law Firm’s Rizvi says, government policy on legal reform will benefit from involvement of next generation home-bred lawyers Dubai, UAE, 26 January, 2019:   The UAE’s next generation of lawyers have been told that they can provide important input to help create a modern legal system vital for the nation’s future prosperity. Zisha Rizvi, who has built a highly ......read more

Dubai Customs launches National Project Fair for 30 companies…

Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2019:   Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih inaugurated the National Project Fair as part of the 2nd UAE Customs Week activities which take place this year under the theme “Smart Borders”.  The inauguration took place in the presence of Dubai Customs executive directors, government representatives and owners of national ......read more

DWTC Signs MoU With Global Producer FiveCurrents…

Partnership with DXB Live - the experiential arm of DWTC - reaffirms aim to deliver ‘Destination Dubai’ through world-class events and productions Award-winning FiveCurrents to curate spectacular live content and entertainment Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has signed an exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Los Angeles-based ......read more

Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits…

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A ......read more

Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture signs contract for the first independent ...…

The project has a designed capacity of 350 thousand cubic meters per day  22nd January 2019:  HE Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Chairman of the Water and Electricity Company, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Privatization in the Environment, Water and Agriculture Sectors - Eng. Abdulrahman Al Fadley signed a Sewage Treatment Agreement (STA) for the ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat Starts 2019 with Biggest Ever Marathon Hosted in the Sultanate…

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex and lifestyle destination, hosted the biggest ever Al Mouj Muscat Marathon on January 18 and 19 with almost 8000 runners taking part, a 25% increase compared to 2018 edition. The two-day festival of running attracted a record numbers of visitors to Al Mouj Muscat.  Commenting on the ......read more

Dubai Quality Group announced the Eng. Hassan Omr, the elected chairman for 2019-2021…

DQG concluded the Annual General Meeting & the election process for the new Board of Directors  Building on its impressive momentum, Dubai Quality Group aims for an innovative & fruitful year ahead as they announce the achievements of 2018   Dubai 21st January 2019, UAE:   Dubai Quality Group (DQG) concluded the Annual General Meeting by holding the Board of ......read more

3rd Emirati Programmer launched to boost investment in future skills…

UAE, 20 January 2019 - In the presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, the third edition of the “Emirati Programmer” program was launched recently following the success of the two ......read more

Dubai Customs launches 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019…

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019: Carpet & Art Oasis 2019 kicked off under the patronage of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). Themed “Mix of art and innovation”, the 24th edition of the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs features more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and runs from 20th ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts sign MOU to support education and promote social values…

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  The Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts have signed a cooperation agreement to unify the efforts of the two parties in raising awareness about the importance of education and social values among the youth. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council by HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off activities at UAE 2nd Customs Week 2019…

Dubai – 19 January 2019:   Dubai Customs activities for the UAE 2nd Customs Week kick off on Sunday 20th January 2019 under the theme “Smart Borders”, and continue to 24th January 2019.  The UAE 2nd Customs Week will help educate all segments of society and encourage them support customs activities and role in society and the national ......read more

Tafawuq Facility Management wins significant World Trade Center Abu Dhabi FM contract…

19 January 2019 - Tafawuq Facility Management, a subsidiary of the UAE-based Eltizam Asset Management Group, and a leading provider of integrated facilities management services, announced that it has been awarded a significant facilities management services contract by the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi for a period of three years initially. Chris Roberts, CEO, Eltizam Asset Management Group, ......read more

UCM awards the world's first honorary doctorate to an Arab personality from the UAE…

UDubai – United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2019:   CM, an innovative Higher Educational Institution with branches in  Malta, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain represented by Manuela de Martino, the President of UCM and Professor Fausto Gennuso, the Director General of UCM, honored Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Executive Chairman of DIHAD and ......read more

UAE residents go on a two-week Camel Trek across the UAE desert…

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has successfully kicked-off  the 5th edition of the annual Camel Trek on Wednesday.   Ten brave UAE residents have joined the 700 km camel trek which started from Ghayathi, in the western region of Abu Dhabi.  This year’s camel trek is the fifth edition organized by HHC.    Hind ......read more

The UAE-Kosovo Economic Forum launches a new phase of economic partnerships…

Sharjah, UAE, 17 January 2019:  HE Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, stated that the ties between both the UAE and Kosovo are historically strong, which extend back to the time of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He remarked these ties grew into an integrated economic partnership, which resulted in ground-breaking ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop launches DGW Youth Council …

UAE, January 16, 2019 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has revealed the creation of Dubai Government Workshop Youth Council, an initiative aimed towards developing the role of today's youth and encouraging them to pursue the path to excellence, creativity and innovation. The move falls in line with the government's directives to empower the Emirati youth and serve as pioneers in building ......read more

Hadef & Partners signs Memorandum of Understanding with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:   Leading UAE law firm, Hadef & Partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the official legal supporter of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.   The agreement will see almost 100 of Hadef & Partners’ highly-experienced lawyers from the UAE, Middle East and international arena provide legal advisory ......read more

Dubai Cares makes milestone achievements during the Year of Zayed 2018…

24 new programs added to the organization’s portfolio and 4 new countries benefited from Dubai Cares education interventions Approximately 3,000 volunteers engaged in local and global community engagement initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 16, 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, today unveiled the scale and ......read more

Dubai Customs uncovers luggage theft at Dubai International Airport…

Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:   Dubai Customs arrested a passenger, of an Arab nationality, with his girlfriend, while attempting to steal passengers’ suitcases at Dubai International Airport.  The seizure started in response to reports of luggage disappeared at the arrival hall. The airport terminal was bustling with activity during the Christmas period with ......read more

Deloitte: Transfer Pricing lands in the Middle East…

Deloitte Middle East launches Volume 1 of its Transfer Pricing Whitepaper Series: Preparing for Transfer Pricing Legislation in the Middle East82% of respondents of the Deloitte survey agree that transfer pricing structures are under critical evaluation in the MENA region Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Deloitte Middle East has launched the first volume of its whitepaper series to ......read more

Fairgreen launches eco-friendly challenge to encourage sustainable New Year's resolutions…

Students and the community invited to take part in the #Fairgreen12 eco-challenge as Dubai’s first sustainable school empowers the next generation to build an eco-friendly future    Dubai, UAE – 13 January, 2019:   Fairgreen International School has launched an eco-friendly challenge for students and the community to embrace sustainable New Year’s ......read more

Saudi Visa Application Process in Dubai Restricted to Holders of UAE Residence Permits…

January 13, 2019:  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.    Foreign nationals who are not residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can no longer apply for visas to Saudi Arabia through the Saudi visa application centre in Dubai.  Although no ......read more

Dubai Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle 5m Captagon pills…

Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2019:  Cooperation between different customs departments and good planning have led to thwarting an attempt to smuggle large number of Captagon pills at Jebel Ali & Tecom Customs Center, just a few days before 2019 unfolds. The illegal shipment was tracked by customs intelligence personnel who shared the information and images of the shipment through the ......read more

UAE tap water is safe to drink – just keep storage tanks clean…

New company launched by Culligan dispels myths that tap water itself is unhealthy  Dubai, UAE; 7 January 2019:   Drinking tap water in the UAE is safe and healthy, as long as water tanks are cleaned regularly and maintained properly. That is the emphatic message from a newly established company which is dispelling myths about tap water by emphasising that the danger lies in ......read more

Empowering Rohingya refugee children - A Green Hope initiative…

Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  A 5 member team from Green Hope  ( from Canada & Dubai ) spent the last 10 days of 2018 engaging rural women and children in remote parts of Bangladesh in the sustainable development process. Our mission was to realise the United Nations mandate of "Leave No One Behind" as we march towards a sustainable future. It was an unbelievably moving ......read more

Deloitte holds 2019 Middle East Tax Conference in Dubai: The future of tax – connected and data ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Deloitte will be holding its flagship Middle East Tax Conference for the year 2019 in Dubai on February 10-11, 2019. This is the 12th consecutive year of Deloitte’s Middle East Tax Conference to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates. At the 2019 conference, Deloitte professionals and client panels will present on global ......read more

Dubai Customs participates in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in Amman…

Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  Dubai Customs participated in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, which aimed to spread successful practices in customs field.  Hussam Juma, Director of Service Innovation Department delivered a presentation on the enterprise architecture which is a practical solution that puts components of ......read more

Dubai Customs introduces Masar program to Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority delegation…

Dubai, UAE, January 03, 2019:   A visiting delegation from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) was at Dubai Customs to learn about the best practices and experiences implemented in its recently launched ‘Masar’, a Corporate Strategic Planning and Performance Management System aimed at automating the process of corporate strategy, operational plans and KPIs update ......read more

Emirates Post enhances postal services in time for P.O. Box renewals…

Upgrade PO Box subscriptions to MyHome to receive post at doorstep Extended renewal option of up to three years Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   Emirates Post has undertaken a positive restructuring of its product offerings providing enhanced services and experiences. The most recent solution is offering MyHome services, available before exclusively to residents of a ......read more

Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) opens HASAAD training programme to non-Emiratis…

Emiratis constitute 22% of IIA members  Abdulqader Obaid Ali: “Emiratis to account for 44% in internal auditing in the coming years” Dubai, December 30, 2018:   The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has achieved a new success in training and qualifying Emiratis to work in the internal auditing domain. With the percentage of UAE nationals, both males ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai'…

Dubai – 29 December 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih revealed they have thwarted 922 smuggling attempts including 355 drug contrabands (38.5%) from January to the end of September 2018.  “We facilitate trade and traffic of passengers without compromising security of borders and entry points, and with the growing number of passengers and air shipping ......read more

One Central's commercial and retail development completed ahead of schedule…

Release of Dubai World Trade Centre’s latest commercial and retail properties – The Offices 4 and 5 - marks the completion of commercial and retail component of this world-class lifestyle destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central, a world-class lifestyle development in the heart of Dubai’s Central ......read more

Sultan Orders Key Changes in Sharjah's Human Resources Law Regulations…

Dr Tariq Bin Khadem: Move Aimed at Ensuring Employees’ Economic and Social Wellbing, Enhancing Performance   SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Dec 26, 2018 –   The Sharjah Executive Council issued Decree No. (36) of 2018 amending the Executive Council Resolution No. (17) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of Law No. (6) of 2015 concerning human ......read more

UAE ‘takes lead' in building its position as a hub for investment and international talent…

Government has shown itself to be proactive by regional and international standards, says law firm Dubai, UAE, 26 December, 2018:   The UAE has moved ahead of other regional and overseas destinations in positioning itself as a hub for investment and international talent, say experts at STA Law Firm.  The introduction of a long-term visa system for investors, entrepreneurs, ......read more

Sharjah Museums Authority signs MoU with Sharjah Police to help inmates learn about emirate's rich ...…

Sharjah, 22 December 2018:   Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Police that will give inmates serving sentences in penal and correctional institutions around the emirate the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops and inspirational lectures.  SMA, in coordination with Sharjah Police, will host sessions ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE 22 December 2018:   Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said he is optimistic about 2019 based on many positive trade and economic indicators.  “Oil prices are expected to rise despite a number of global challenges. The UAE economy is expected to witness a 3% growth. Around 118 million passengers used the UAE airports in the first 11 months of ......read more

Dubai Customs launches “7-Star Center” project to raise efficiency of clients' centers…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, recently launched “7-Star Centers” project which aims at raising the efficiency of client centers in line with the international 7-start rating. This follows the directives and recommendations of the higher management that each client feel the warm welcome and reception coupled with flexibility that ......read more

91% of Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres receive 4-star rating…

The Global Star Rating Program, introduced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, measures the performance of service centres in line with international best practice  Dubai, UAE – 19 December 2018:   Emirates Post has recently achieved a significant milestone in the classification of its Customer Happiness Centres. From the forty-four (44) of its postal ......read more

Strategic new partnership between Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates ...…

December 19, 2018: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) has revealed the signing of a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal (EALL) Counsel. The move is aimed at promoting joint cooperation between the two parties, especially in the smooth exchange of knowledge and successful experiences to ensure institutional ......read more

Raja Al Gurg: The UAE is a country of generosity and tolerance…

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  HE Dr. Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, stated that the announcement that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance is not a new concept for the country, which recalls the values of tolerance and co-existence that the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established among the people of the UAE. The experience of the ......read more

TDIC Announces the Opening of the Second Sewage Treatment Plant for Saadiyat Island…

The new Sewage Treatment Plant will manage the municipal waters and treat domestic sewage Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, held an opening ceremony for the launch of the second Sewage Treatment Plant (STP2) on Saadiyat ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its role in combating counterfeited goods at INTA Conference…

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:   Dubai Customs have recently participated in the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA).  Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs submitted a paper to the conference in which he talked about Dubai Customs role in ......read more

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