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Carrefour Launches Donation Initiative to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Beirut

• Customers can support victims of the Beirut disaster through donations of food, financial aid, and essential items • Majid Al Futtaim is one of the first respondents to the crisis, providing on-ground aid and support through Carrefour Lebanon    Dubai, UAE, 13 August, 2020 — Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has responded to the catastrophic incident that rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, with the launch of a region-wide donation initiative to provide essential aid to those who need it. Working alongside Emirates Red Crescent, Carrefour UAE has joined forces with Carrefour Lebanon to collect, donate and distribute all-important contributions through a variety of channels, including facilitating customer donations.    Carrefour is empowering the public to help those ......read more

Zaatar W Zeit UAE Launches #handinhand Initiative to Support Lebanon

United Arab Emirates, 13 August, 2020:   Zaatar w Zeit UAE has announced #HandinHand initiative – donating all Zaatar w Zeit’s sales profits generated on 15th of August to Lebanon through Emirates Red Crescent.   Louay Ghandour, Managing Director of Cravia Group says:” We are calling all our loyal customers in the UAE to be part of this initiative to support all families affected by this tragedy, and encourage everyone in the community to contribute to raise funds to Lebanon.   We would like to thank Emirates Red Crescent and all organizations who are showing a strong sense of solidarity with the people in Lebanon.”

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Sharjah Ruler calls on Arabs to support Lebanon; Direct Line raises AED 30.74 million on live TV event

Dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to offer generous contributions Sharjah, August 13, 2020:  Less than 24 hours after The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity, announced a global campaign to provide emergency relief for victims of the devastating explosion that struck Beirut last week, a 90-minute live fundraising event hosted today on Sharjah TV’s popular Direct Line (Al Khat Al Mubasher) programme, has successfully raised AED 30.74 million with dozens of charitable individuals and organizations calling in to make generous contributions.  In a passionate plea made on Tuesday, August 11, at the launch of ‘Salam Beirut’, an emergency aid and relief campaign from Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ......read more

Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar to Give INR 2 Million as Compensation to the Kin of Those Who Died in the Karipur Air India Crash

United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Masala King Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, as part of his social responsibility initiatives, will give INR 2 million as compensation the next of kin of all those who died in the Air India Express flight that recently crashed at Karipur airport. “The aircraft was captained and operated by one of the most distinguished and experienced commanders, Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, a decorated IAF officer.  My father Mr. Mahadev Datar was an ex IAF officer and I have a strong affinity to the Air Force. When I heard this news I immediately felt the urge to do something for the victims and this is a small gesture from my side,” said Dr. Datar. “The ill-fated flight had many passengers who had lost their jobs. In addition, there ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Launches ‘Salam Beirut' Campaign Aiding Lebanon Explosion Victims

To bring lifesaving aid, essential food supplies, healthcare and shelter to thousands who lost everything to the shocking tragedy    Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi:    • Sharjah and the UAE are with every family and individual in Lebanon.  • Our brothers and sisters in Lebanon need us and we must do our best to fulfill our humanitarian duty to them.  • Lebanon deserves peace and security, and it is time to ensure its people have it.       Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - August 11, 2020:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR, has today tweeted the announcement of ‘Salam ......read more

Dubai Customs Educates Staff Through Positivity Platforms Initiative

Dubai – 10 August 2020:  Dubai Customs has introduced Positivity Platforms initiative in a bid to educate and raise its staff’s awareness during the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as part of the organization’s steadfast commitment towards human resources development and education. The initiative has so far carried out 7 virtual lectures and workshops on divers topics, including organizational happiness, positive energy, crisis leadership, nutrition and mental health. Around 800 employees benefited from this program, and the target is to reach 1000 participants in 10 lectures by the end of December 2020.    The initiative is aimed at fostering happy and positive corporate culture within Dubai Customs’ working environment where staff are delighted, productive, loyal, confident in their ......read more

Local Chefs Join Forces as They Cook for Beirut

All Proceeds from The Dinner Will Be Donated to The Lebanese Red Cross 09 August 2020, Dubai - UAE:   Inspired by Clerkenwell Boy and Serena Guen who originally came up with the idea to curate a charity dinner in aid of UNICEF UK’s humanitarian work helping children and refugees affected by the crisis in the Levant, Gates Hospitality is bringing together a team of local chefs as they ‘cook for Beirut’.  Collaborating for a series of charity dinners, chef Rita Soueidan, Bethan Kehdy, Ruby Chaer, Mohammad Orfali, and Greg Malouf are set to bring together their creative forces as they cook up a four-course dinner. The event at Reform Social & Grill is already a sell-out event, however due to the demand, the same menu will run the following evening at Publique where all proceeds will be ......read more

Dubai Land Department launches ‘Green List' project on ‘Dubai REST'

The new project seeks to reduce violations and boost activity in Dubai’s real estate market   Dubai, UAE, 8th August 2020: Dubai Land Department (DLD), through the Real Estate Licensing Department of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), has announced the launch of its ‘Green List’ project, which seeks to provide additional services to the real estate professionals and empower the sector. The project is a new addition to a range of comprehensive services provided by ‘Dubai REST’, a smart real estate application by DLD. In order to benefit from the new service and the existing ones provided by the application, property owners are required to register and be available for communication with the brokers and to assist them in selling or rent their properties. The owners can opt to deactivate ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Siyaj (Fence) Initiative to Foster Border Security, Facilitate Trade

Dubai – 5 August 2020: As part of their relentless efforts to protect the society and secure Dubai’s ports, Dubai Customs launched Siyaj (Fence) initiative: the first integrated control 24/7 system in the world. The new system is based on a number of sophisticated AI technologies, rapid intervention teams that work around the clock, drones, and the K9 sniffing dog unit. The initiative will enhance Dubai and the UAE’s security and help protect the society from the hazards of illegitimate shipments while facilitating trade and supporting the global supply chain.  The Siyaj initiative features integrated unites such as the advanced technological unit system and the highly qualified skilled team unit. All is based on a deep learning central data base that is regularly fed with updated information. And there are ......read more

Airbus Solutions Being Rolled-out in Kuwaiti Government Entities to Reinforce Mission-Critical Communication System

Deployment of Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat in line with Kuwaiti Government’s transition from narrowband to broadband networks   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:  With the Kuwaiti Government fast transitioning from narrowband to broadband networks, Airbus has shown strong support for the move through increased deployment in the country of its secure communication and collaboration solutions, specifically Tactilon Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat.   Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat are currently being rolled-out across local public safety entities in Kuwait to help strengthen their mission-critical communication systems. Concerned authorities will benefit from Airbus TETRA network and infrastructure by using their advanced multimedia capabilities such as photo and video services to boost ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Resumes Work at Full Capacity

Sharjah, August 4, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah, on Monday, welcomed the return of its employees to the offices with 100% capacity in accordance with the decision of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), as well as the wise directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The resumption of work came after taking a number of precautionary and preventive measures to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. From disinfecting the entire building and implementing the occupational health and safety requirement to installing AI-based thermal cameras and using employee ID cards instead of the fingerprint, the other measures include rearranging work stations to maintain physical distancing, installing glass barriers between offices,  putting up Covid-19-related signs and ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Commences Virtual Review Process of 2020 Submissions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 03 August 2020 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Committee has commenced its review of this year’s eligible submissions, holding its first session for the current edition of the prize remotely. Chaired by HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Award and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, the review session was attended by panelists Professor Dr. Khalil Al Shaikh of Jordan and Emirati literary critic and poet Sultan Al Amimi, both members of the Award’s Scientific Committee, and Dr. Ali Al-Kaabi from the UAE. In the coming weeks, a series of further virtual meetings will be held by the Reading Panel Committee to review the 2020 submissions received thus far and evaluate how well they meet the criteria for the prize. These sessions will continue until 1 ......read more

Today in History: Launch of the UAE's First Earth Observation Satellite

Dubai, UAE, 29th July 2020:  The UAE entered the Earth observation satellite club 11 years ago today. On 29th July 2009, DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, onboard the Dnepr launch vehicle. The launch of DubaiSat-1 had a far-reaching impact on the UAE’s space sector and pioneered many more missions that put it on the list of leading space-faring nations. The satellite also played a critical role in developing the first Emirati team of engineers with first-hand experience of space sciences.  The DubaiSat-1 provided ground-breaking work related to Earth observation. It was used to compile and publish the UAE’s first atlas built entirely by a team of Emirati cartographers, engineers, and researchers. The satellite also played an important role in supporting relief ......read more

Dubai Electronic Security Center hosts virtual workshop with government officials to outline Dubai Cyber Security Index

• Index links the systems and networks of government entities in Dubai with the Security Operations Center of DESC  • Index aims to enable authorities to respond to threats by sharing security advisories • It measures the performance of government entities on the speed of response and the number of security incidents • The workshop forms part of efforts to enhance cooperation with government entities   29 July 2020, Dubai – United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) hosted a virtual workshop for officials and experts from government entities in Dubai to outline the Dubai Cyber Security Index (DCI). The (DCI) was recently launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Al Furdah Falcons Award to Recognize Frontline Heroes

Dubai – 28 July 2020:   In recognition of the recognizable efforts of the frontline heroes and the employees who worked efficiently from home during the spread of the pandemic, Dubai Customs launched Al Furdah Falcons Award. The ceremony took place online under the patronage and presence of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors, heads of departments and employees.    The award, in its first version, has 7 categories that are divided into two levels: the individual level which includes the Medal of Customs Honor, Medal of Best Director during remote working period, and Medal of Best Supervisor during remote working period. The Corporate level includes the Watchful Eye Group, Best Project/Initiative/ ideas, Border Protectors for best department ......read more

Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Orders Release of 110 Prisoners

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has ordered the release of 110 prisoners incarcerated by the RAK Punitive and Correctional Establishment, arrested under various charges, and each serving their respective sentence.  The decision to pardon coincides with the advent of Eid Al Adha; it reflects H.H. Sheikh Saud’s keenness to give these prisoners a second chance at a new life, as well as to ease the burden on their families. For his part, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of the Judicial Council, called on relevant authorities to take all necessary measures to implement the orders of H.H. the Ruler of RAK and release the prisoners included in ......read more

Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar facilitates repatriation of Maharashtrians

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2020:   Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading recently arranged two flights to repatriate stranded Maharashtrians to Mumbai and Pune. He arranged the repatriation of close to 400 people including labourers, those who lost their jobs, those suffering from various ailments etc., by utililising the services of Emirates and Flydubai. This is in addition to the more than 1000 Indians whose return to their home country was earlier facilitated by him in coordination with various bodies.  Dr. Datar has borne the complete ticket expense, COVID testing fees, food kit for all people  from the UAE who were repatriated. In addition, this time he has arranged one week all expense paid quarantine facility in Mumbai and Pune. This has been a personal ......read more

Special Olympics Announces Global Expansion of Initiative for Inclusion in Education for Young People with and without Intellectual Disabilities

Transformative Gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Will Promote Positive Social Change and Foster More Inclusive Societies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020:   Today, Special Olympics announced the next phase of global expansion of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) – one of the largest initiatives for inclusion in education for young people with and without intellectual disabilities – through the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Building on over a decade of success of UCS in the United States and growing impact in more than fifty other countries around the world, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has committed $25 ......read more

Statement by Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (Srti Park), on the Historic Hope Probe Launch

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2020:   The UAE's Hope Probe, the first Arab interplanetary mission, will usher in a golden age of space exploration not only for the UAE but also for the Arab world and the entire human race.   First announced in 2014, Hope Probe represents the collective effort of the UAE in developing a viable space programme that will put the country at the forefront of the global space community. It also proves that despite being a young nation, the UAE can achieve scientific breakthrough by prioritising an ambitious agenda in science, engineering and technology.   Hope Probe is a symbol of hope and a beacon of inspiration for the present and future generation of Arab youth to explore careers in science, engineering, mathematics and technology that will open up new frontiers of ......read more

Applications Are Now Open for Dubai Chamber CSR Label H2-2020 Cycle

• Dubai Chamber CSR Label is highest level of recognition for the CSR efforts of businesses in the Middle East   • Applicants can strengthen their expertise in specialised categories of Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2020: Companies of all sizes and sectors that are keen enhance their CSR strategic and policies can now apply for the H2-2020 cycle of the Dubai Chamber CSR Label.   Businesses have until November 30, 2020 to apply to the Dubai Chamber CSR Label Advanced, Dubai Chamber CSR Label Standard and four specialised categories, namely Dubai Chamber CSR Label Workplace, Dubai Chamber CSR Label Marketplace, Dubai Chamber CSR Label Community and Dubai Chamber CSR Label Environment.   The categories are ......read more

Pandora Joins Forces with UNICEF to Raise Over $1M in Aid of New One Love Initiative

Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.   July 16, 2020:   Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion. Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July with all proceeds from the song and related activi-ties directly ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Transit Trade Guide to Keep Up With Progress of Dubai Silk Road Strategy

Dubai – 16 July 2020:  Within its efforts to enhance Dubai’s leading position as a central hub for regional and global transit trade, Dubai Customs launched a guide on transit trade.  The guide, prepared by the Tariff and Origin Department, outlines all the procedures and steps that need to be taken by companies to avail for the services and facilities provided by Dubai Customs to transit activity. The guide includes information to raise awareness around all regulations on transit trade facilitation following the UAE’s commitment to the international treaties and agreements.   Transit trade is vital in facilitating economic transformation and regional trade, offering multiple benefits to the surrounding society by unlocking the economic potential of those areas. Commenting on this, Ahmed ......read more

DLD Launches a Conflict of Interest & Party Transactions Policy for Jointly Owned Properties

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2020: Dubai Land Department (DLD) through the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) launched a Conflict of Interest & Party Transactions policy for jointly owned properties. This launch comes within the framework of regulating the real estate sector in Dubai and entrenching principles of transparency and accountability in all matters related to jointly owned properties in freehold areas across emirate. The launch of the policy aims to establish special procedures and mechanisms to help regulate the transactions of all parties of jointly owned properties and promote their roles and responsibilities as well as identify and manage conflicts to avoid exploiting private interests in managing such properties. His Excellency Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, said: “Based on the recent policy that we ......read more

Abu Dhabi Sees Promising Signs of Progress in Tourism as Domestic Restrictions Ease

A rise in hotel occupancy rates by 3% year-on-year in the first week of July provide an optimistic outlook for sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by 3% year-on-year since July 1 and are expected to rise further with the launch of a number of initiatives within the emirate aimed at boosting the sector.  The UAE government has received global praise for its response in confronting the pandemic, as well as for how it has proactively managed its social and economic impact. The local government in Abu Dhabi in turn has relentlessly increased testing for COVID-19, ......read more

Moro Hub Inaugurates its Smart Cities Command and Control Centre Contributing to Dubai 10X Initiatives

Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2020:   HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated today the Smart Cities Command and Control Centre of  Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA. As a Dubai 10X enabler, Moro Hub's new centre provides services in Intelligent IoT Platforms, Cyber Security and Managed Services to support the Government and Enterprise customers in their digital transformation journey. The UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai 10X initiatives have defined a leading role in the adoption of digital technologies. This has led to the UAE government increasing efforts in boosting its citizen happiness index, ensuring performance excellence to its government entities and providing citizens and residents with the best place to ......read more

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SCCI Lauds Private Sector Commitment to the Preventive Measures Over COVID-19…

Sharjah, April 12, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, said that its call to the business community and the private sector to adopt precautionary measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been met with a great response through the commitment to carrying out all safety instructions and the implementation of the remote working ......read more

Dubai Chamber Encourages the Private Sector to Contribute to the Community Solidarity Fund Against ...…

 The Chamber has launched a page on its website that contains information about the fund's participation mechanism and goals  Buamim: The private sector will play an essential role in supporting the fund and strengthening public- private partnership   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 011, 2020:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a ......read more

Beauty Company, Cosnova, Launches “Keep Your #kisstance”, a Solidarity Campaign With Victims of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:    One of the leading German cosmetics companies, cosnova, which holds some of the beauty world’s favorite brands such as essence and CATRICE, is supporting in the fight against the Coronavirus with the campaign “Keep your #Kisstance” For every person who expresses their solidarity with #kisstance on social media and ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Customs Inspector Safe Passage in Response to Covid-19…

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Dubai Cares and UAE Ministry of Education Launch Education Uninterrupted Campaign to Ensure ...…

• Nation-wide fundraising campaign aims to provide ICT devices to students who are not equipped with the necessary tools to join their peers in distance learning  • Organizations from the public and private sector as well as individuals across the UAE can make financial and in-kind donations of devices to support the campaign   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, ......read more

Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce set to organize first Arab Brazilian Chamber Webinar…

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SCCI Discloses Details of its Online Services Statistics in March…

Sharjah, April 7, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently revealed the statistics for its online services during March, where the number of memberships reached 467, 27 new memberships and 440 renewed memberships respectively, while the number of the certificates of origin reached 1346, besides 50 attestations. The number of new members from the free zones ......read more

Sharjah Business Community Hails SSCI's Efforts in Supporting its Interests Amid COVID-19 Outbreak…

Sharjah, April 6, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has successfully managed to enhance its role as a representative and voice of the business community and the private sector to overcome the challenges they face, through the coordination with the Sharjah Executive Council, the relevant government agencies, and the chamber’s strategic partners from the ......read more

Emirates Post Reduces Operating Hours in Dubai Based Centres…

 New move in line with government directive to combat the spread of COVID-19     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2020:   Named a vital service, Emirates Post remains open for business however will further reduce working hours on a temporary basis at all its Dubai-based Customer Happiness Centres. This decision is in line with the latest directives of ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop launches second session of 'DGW Youth Council'…

Move follows success of first edition and in line with UAE government's continuing efforts to support Emirati youth UAE, 5 April 2020: Dubai Government Workshop has revealed the coming launch of the second session of its 'DGW Youth Council,' an initiative aimed at enhancing the role of Emirati youth in building and creating the future. The 'DGW Youth Council' is also meant ......read more

Dubai Chamber President & CEO Hamad Buamim: Several Multinationals and Family Businesses Have ...…

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SCCI Calls on Property Owners to Reschedule Rental Payments for Those Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic…

Sharjah, April 5, 2020:  The Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has called on the property owners in the Emirate of Sharjah to adopt the same approach of Sharjah government in terms of delaying the rent payments for those who were affected by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), especially for ......read more

Jebel Ali Customs Center Provides Customs Clearance Service to Clients Through Smart Services…

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SCCI Opens Online Registration for Sharjah Excellence Award 2020…

Sharjah, April 4, 2020:  The Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award stated that the registration for the seven categories of the award is now open and will last until the end of October 2020. The Award is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and organized by the Sharjah Chamber of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority Launches the “Abu Dhabi Connect” Project…

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Corona Virus: A Curious Guide for Courageous Kids…

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Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi launches new incentives for AFZ companies…

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Dubai Cares Joins UNESCO's Global Education Coalition to Provide a Unified Response to the Need for ...…

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Lootah BCGas and Dubai Chamber Announce AED 15 Million Covid-19 Support Programme…

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Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation Announces Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts…

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Dubai Chamber Launches Electronic Attestation Service and Enhances Its Range of Smart Services…

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Dubai Government Workshop joins unified efforts in support of ‘Earth Hour'…

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SCCI Provides Online Attestation Services for All Transactions…

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Closes All Cultural Sites in the Emirate…

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Expo Centre Sharjah Adopts Several Precautionary Measures at Headquarters and in Dhaid & Khor ...…

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Dubai Chamber Urges the Private Sector to Implement Remote Working for Their Employees' Safety and ...…

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Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Pledges AED 10 Million to DHA to AID Covid-19 Prevention Measures…

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Dubai Chamber Activates Its Role as the Voice of the Business Community to Support Public - Private ...…

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Ajman Sewerage Cuts Service Fees by Up to 100 Percent…

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Sea Cruises, Desert Camps, Safaris and Floating Restaurant Activity Suspended with Immediate Effect…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 19 2020: In line with recommended preventative measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is instructing all tour operators in Abu Dhabi Emirate to immediately suspend services and activities for all sea cruises, desert camps, safaris and floating restaurants.  The suspension of activities and services ......read more

Senior Citizens and People of Determination to Benefit From Free Delivery by Emirates Post…

• PO Box owners over the age of 60 to receive bi-weekly, contactless home deliveries starting March 21st  • People of Determination with a PO Box subscription can also avail of this service by contacting Emirates Post Customer Contact Centre team   Dubai, UAE, Thursday March 19, 2020: As part of its ongoing efforts to combat the transmission of the COVID-19, Emirates ......read more

Sharjah Commerce And Tourism Development Authority Initiates Hotel Establishment Inspection ...…

In line with national efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus March 19, 2020 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed that it has started to implement an emirate-wide awareness campaign designed to support local hotel establishments in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The move falls in line with the nation's continuing efforts ......read more

Emirates Post Announces Stringent Measures to Protect the Wellbeing of Its Customers and Staff and ...…

In line with UAE government directives to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19, Emirates Post has announced a series of precautionary and rigorous measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its staff and customers across the organization and limit the spread of the virus in the UAE.   • Introduction of contactless postal deliveries  As of March 17, ......read more

Trade Bank of Iraq Donates Us $ 5 Million to the Iraqi Ministry of Health to Help Combat Coronavirus…

Baghdad/ Dubai, 17 March 2020: Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI), today announced US $5 million in funding to support Iraqi Ministry of Health’s efforts to combat the threat of COVID-19. Faisal Al Haimus, Chairman & President of Trade Bank of Iraq signed off the relief fund to help the Ministry of Health acquire appropriate resources in response to the coronavirus. Ministry of Health will ......read more

HE Mohamed Al Khalifa Al Mubarak Says 'Ghadan 21' Programme Will Enhance the Capital's ...…

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) comments on the launch of the “Ghadan 21” programme: “We would like to express our gratitude to HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his vision and national efforts, especially with ......read more

Important Public Circular from FEWA…

“The Federal Electricity and Water Authority request its valued customers to apply for its services through its Mobile Application and Website, as part of the precautionary measures aimed at maintaining public health and safety.”     ...read more

Dubai Chamber to Tap Into Smart Services, Partially Implement ‘Remote Work' Plan as of Tomorrow…

- The measures help ensure business continuity and the safety of employees and customers. - The Chamber offers a bundle of smart services for its customers, having transformed 97% of its services to smart services.   Dubai, UAE, 15/03/2020 – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be launching a partial  ‘Remote Work’ programme tomorrow ......read more

More Than 47,000 Beneficiaries of Services Offered by IACAD in 2019…

• 54 services were offered in 2019 • Islamic Affairs Sector services had the highest number of beneficiaries, as 44,286 customers benefited from it • IACAD ranked eighth according to the results of the 2019 Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys, achieving a percentage of 87.1%   Dubai, 15 March 2020: The Islamic Affairs and ......read more

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Contribution to Dubai's Foreign Trade Jumps to AED 164 Billion…

- 12.6% growth in the total value of DAFZA foreign trade  - Trade surplus of AED 19.4 billion  - 36.6% growth in revenues of multinational companies  - 135% growth of total space occupied by multinational companies   Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2020: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) played a key role in boosting Dubai's economic growth, with a 12% ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop successfully organizes fishing equipment recycling campaign to help ...…

Initiative held in collaboration with Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Association UAE, 15 March 2020 - Dubai Government Workshop (DGW), in cooperation with the Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Association (DFCA), successfully organized a ‘Fishing Equipment Recycling’ campaign aimed at supporting local Emirati fishermen and to also attract citizens to work in the fishing sector. The ......read more

Dubai Chamber Remains Committed to Activating Public-private Sector Partnership to Deal With Global ...…

• Dubai Chamber meets Business Groups and Councils to evaluate economic landscape and to focus on building economic competitiveness  • Buamim: The economic incentive package is reflective of our wise leadership’s commitment to the interest of the investors and to support the business community in the face of global challenges    Dubai, UAE:  His ......read more

ADDED announces formation of new ‘Economic Collaboration Committee' during a roundtable session ...…

Move aimed at empowering private sector's role as a key driver in Abu Dhabi's sustainable development efforts Abu Dhabi, on 11 March 2020; H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), revealed the launch of a new initiative, the ‘Economic Collaboration Committee,’ which is aimed to enhance collaboration and coordination ......read more

Dubai Chamber Presents 35 Businesses with CSR Label for Their Efforts in H2 2019…

 Since its launch in 2010, the Label has been awarded to 413 organisations by Dubai Chamber    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2020:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 35 companies and organisations with its Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the second half of 2019.   The Chamber organised a ceremony at its headquarters to highlight these ......read more

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance Announces Winners of ...…

The Award featured 114 winners in the local and gulf categories   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 March 2020:   The Board of Trustees of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance chaired by H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, announced the results of the 22nd Cycle of the Foundation’s Awards. The Award ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop honors top employees…

UAE, 9 March 2020 - The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) honored its outstanding employees in a ceremony held recently under the theme ‘Towards the next 50 years.’ The Workshop yearly holds the event to recognize its distinguished staff who have consistently shown exemplary work performance and greatly contributed to the organization’s overall operational efficiency, in line with ......read more

3 UAE Researchers Get AED 7.5 Million Grant From UAE Ministry of Education for Project on Updating ...…

The winning project focuses on integrating numerical computing content into math courses Dubai, March 8, 2020: A group of three UAE researchers, including Dr. Firuz Kamalov of Canadian University Dubai (CUD), have been awarded the Collaborative Research Program Grant 2019 by the UAE Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs, for their proposal on updating the current mathematics ......read more

2019 ADBC Business Activity report shows 63.9 per cent increase in new economic licenses issued in ...…

Commercial licenses represent 95 per cent of newly issued licenses in 2019 More than 2,000 Instant licenses were issued in Abu Dhabi in 2019   Tajer Abu Dhabi licenses increased by 97 per cent in 2019 as compared to 2018 Abu Dhabi, 08 March 2020: The 2019 Business Activity report issued by the Abu Dhabi Business Centre (ADBC) of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic ......read more

Statement of SLC Secretary General H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi Marking International ...…

UAE, 8 March 2020 - "Empowering women has always been on top of the UAE’s strategic priorities, inspired by the insightful vision and prudent policies of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and Their Highnesses Members of the Federal ......read more

Aster Volunteers and Emirates NBD take to Al Qudra Desert for Green Choices Clean Up Initiative…

Dubai, UAE, 08 March 2020:   Aster Volunteers and Emirates NBD employees joined hands to clean up plastic wastes from Al Qudra Desert. The initiative saw 181 participants gather to remove up to 79 bags of harmful waste from the area for the benefit of the desert’s natural habitat.  Al Qudra desert is popular among UAE residents for desert trips and overnight camping. ......read more

Women Run 31% of Companies in Ajman Free Zone…

Ajman, United Arab Emirates (March 8, 2020):   A recent audit revealed that 31% of the companies currently trading in Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) have been founded by women.       Striking a gender balance among employees is a crucial goal for AFZ especially in line with the UAE Gender Balance Council’s vision which seeks to reduce the gender gap across all ......read more

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