Dubai, 24 October 2021: Dubai Municipality has launched “Our Desert is Beautiful” campaign, under the slogan, "Together, to sustain the cleanliness of desert areas," which will continue until March next year.
The campaign is part of the Municipality’s annual plan for community awareness for all segments of the local community in the Emirate of Dubai in the field of sustainable waste management and maintaining the cultural and aesthetic appearance.
The campaign aims to educate desert area visitors and to promote a culture of waste minimization and social responsibility towards the local environment. It includes several direct field awareness visits and the dissemination of awareness through electronic awareness through social networking sites on correct behaviors on how to safely dispose of barbecue ......read more
GCC’s biggest public sector knowledge-sharing platform for HR professionals is coming together once again, to discuss new trends and improve work standards post-pandemic.
Dubai, UAE - October 24, 2021: QnA International, the organisers for the Annual GOV HR Summit have announced the support of Dubai Government Human Resources Department as the endorsing partner. Dubbed the region’s key public sector human resource event, the GCC Gov HR Summit celebrates excellence for the 9th consecutive year. The 2021 annual will focus on the key issues faced during the pandemic and the emerging trends in the sector to adopt for elevated employee experience. A platform where HR professionals network and learn from, the summit encourages adopting emerging technologies like AI, VR, AR, and more, to stay ahead in the ......read more
October This is Dubai as seen from the Space: the picture was among those Italian and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano showed this week at Expo 2020 Dubai. Speaking at the Italian Pavilion during an event organized by the nation's Space Agency ASI, he commented on a number of views from the above highlighting the beauty and fragility of Planet Earth. (Picture: © Luca Parmitano, ©ESA, ©NASA)
Dubai accounts for 80% of public charging stations underlying more awareness of EV infrastructure needed for fleet transitions
Dubai, UAE - October 23, 2021: The UAE is leading the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the adoption of electric vehicles with its charging station to vehicle ratio among the world’s highest, according to a newly released whitepaper.
Produced by the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) MENA, the whitepaper says the UAE now boasts 240 grid-linked slow charging public stations - 80% of which are in Dubai.
The 24-page whitepaper - Electric Vehicles in the UAE: Challenges and Opportunities – and its five-point recommendations will be presented at Hypermotion Dubai 2021, the region’s first and only event to address major mobility transformation, ......read more
Highlights for September 2021
● Highest Value of Sales Transactions in a month since December 2013
● 56% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 44% were off-plan
Highlights for Q3 2021
● Q3 2021 had 15,926 sales transactions worth AED 42.35 billion
● 56.6% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 43.38% were off-plan
Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2021 – The past months leading up to the launch of the global event Expo 2020 Dubai witnessed an exceptional growth in general in real estate sales transactions in terms of volume and value. However, September 2021 recorded greater achievements, with recording the highest value of real estate sales in one month since December 2013 via 5,762 sales transaction worth over AED16.2 billion, ......read more
Public and private sector organizations honoured at the 4th edition of the annual Happiness@ Work Award
Dubai, October 20, 2021: The 2020 edition of the Happiness@Work Award recognized and celebrated the happiest and most innovative organizations in the region that disrupted existing employee engagement and wellbeing norms to create a new normal in the workplace. This cycle of the award unveiled regional companies that stood out for creating a happy workplace, balancing work and life, sustainability focus, and for a host of other positive steps for an inclusive workplace.
Instituted by Sustainable Mindz, an expert centre for strategic sustainability and corporate responsibility in the Gulf and MENA region, the Happiness @ Work award aims to promote happiness and positivity in the region’s workplaces. The first of its ......read more
• We will continue to introduce more innovative initiatives to demonstrate our support of the national strategies.
• Our new achievement reflects our team's dedication to achieving the visions of our wise leadership.
Dubai, UAE - 20, October 2021: In line with the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy that abides with the values of environmental protection, Dubai Land Department (DLD) received the 100% paperless stamp from Digital Dubai, which seeks to achieve a number of strategic goals, most notably the consolidation of Dubai's efforts towards its smart and digital transformation.
This award is due to DLD’s adoption of a consistent policy to preserve the environment, in line with the country's environmental policy. Over the years, DLD has been keen ......read more
Dubai, October 18, 2021 - QNET, a global e-commerce based direct selling company, participated in a gala dinner and fundraising event at Hilton Habtoor Palace in Dubai to provide community support to Indus Hospital in Pakistan.
Pakistanis are one of the largest national groups in the UAE, constituting 12.5 per cent of the country's total population, and they are very active in giving back to their original communities. As a UAE-based company with a network in over 100 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, QNET's Gold Sponsorship is a sign of how the geographic footprint expansion and the focus on local communities can be built together.
"QNET is a company that put people empowerment at the centre of what it does. And we know well that there's no development without a solid healthcare support system. This is why ......read more
‘On Belonging’ by Nada Debs and 81 Designs weaves together homelands, history, heart and soul into a collection that unifies people across geographical boundaries, through craft and culture.
October 18, 2021 – Dubai, UAE: UAE social enterprise 81 Designs and Lebanese designer Nada Debs will unveil a new collaborative collection at Abu Dhabi Art, the annual art fair (November 17 to 21, 2021) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office which will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat.
The collection titled, ‘On Belonging’ is a culmination of a six-month project inspired by Palestinian artist Nabil Anani’s ‘In Pursuit of Utopia’ which is a picturesque ......read more
The donation was a part of Union Coop’s Humanitarian Support Program that deals with the welfare of Union Coop employees who are facing challenging times
Dubai, UAE - October 18, 2021: Retail Pioneer, Union Coop revealed that the total donation made by the employees to support and help their colleagues who have gone through unfortunate circumstances is approximately One Million three hundred forty-four thousand Dirhams. The figure revealed was since the launch of the Humanitarian Support Program in the year 2018, through the Department of Human Resources and Emiratization.
In detail, Mr. AHMAD BIN KENAID AL FALASI, Human Resources & Emiratization Director, Union Coop said that Union Coop is moving forward towards the sustainability and continuity of its work and its humanitarian and community initiatives at ......read more
• Providing flexible workspaces that fit the needs of creative entrepreneurs in minutes.
• Providing access to a network of premium creative co-working spaces at affordable prices.
• The first government entity in the region to partner with the private sector to provide flexible creative workspaces for talents.
• We are keen on supporting talents and providing them with necessary tools to be successful entrepreneurs.
• Our goal is to make Dubai a home for every innovator around the world and a place to achieve their dreams and develop their businesses.
Dubai, UAE - 18, October 2021: As part of its continuous endeavour to support talents through benefits and facilities, as well as enhance the contribution of the creative economy in the emirate and strengthen its ......read more
Dubai - 18, October 2021: The Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality on Saturday held a variety of awareness-raising events on the occasion of World Food Day 2021, with the aim of spreading awareness about adopting healthy dietary patterns and spreading food safety concepts among various segments of society. Dubai Municipality is keen on the safety and health of consumers through integrated control of food products.
The events included a series of virtual workshops for different consumer groups, school students and government employees, in cooperation with the UAE Food Bank. It is worth noting that the slogan of this year's World Food Day, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is "Our actions are our future," which reflects the participation of society in the future that is in our ......read more
Africa To Become World’s Digital Talent Outsource Powerhouse, GITEX GLOBAL Leaders Vision Hears
October 18, 2021: Africa is set to power the world’s digital transformation with its huge young talent base powering an offshore services export revolution with Egypt in pole position and Ghana set to lead on bridging the digital gender divide, day one GITEX GLOBAL Leaders Vision Summit in Dubai heard today.
Speaking on the Africa focus opening day of the inaugural Leaders Vision summit, H.E Dr. Amr S. Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communications & IT, revealed the country’s ITC Vision 2030 aims to transform the nation into a world-leading digital services exporter.
And Dr. Talaat said the vision was already producing results with 3,000 software engineers now exporting services to Europe’s ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2021: Cosmin Olaroiu, the former Al Ain and Al Ahli football coach, has thanked Dubai Police after they recovered his stolen watch and arrested three suspects.
The watch had been illegally sold multiple times across Europe before it eventually reached Dubai, and was recovered by the General Department of Criminal Investigation.
Olaroiu expressed his gratitude to the Dubai Police for their “internationally acclaimed professionalism and constant keenness on ensuring the happiness of society”.
Dubai - 12, October 2021: Throughout the month of October, Children's City of Dubai Municipality is organizing a series of events, under the slogan "Children City and Expo 2020", which constitute an exceptional opportunity for its visitors to learn about the latest innovations and everything related to the global event. The activity is also aimed at introducing kids and school students of 6 to 12 years and their families to educational workshops and entertainment related to Expo 2020 activities.
The most prominent events include: UAE Adventures In Expo 2020, Young Expo Creators, Wing Shows, Music And Tolerance, Closing The Cycle Of Plastic Use, Speed Of Imagination, Humans In 2050, Journey Into Space, This Is Our Time, in addition to a special event for People of Determination.
It should be noted that ......read more
October 10, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) concluded the “School Lunch Box” program which was held in cooperation with Apparel Group.
The program is a part of back-to-school activities aimed at providing parents with the necessary skills to prepare healthy meals for their children, to and avoid high-calorie meals.
The “School Lunch Box” program was implemented across regional shopping malls, including City Centre Zahia, Bawadi Mall, Deerfield Town Square, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mirdiff City Centre, The Dubai Mall, Ajman City Centre, Mushrif Mall and Diera City Centre. This initiative falls within the awareness program carried out by MoHAP's Health Promotion Department. The objective is to promote health awareness amongst children by teaching them grocery shopping skills, whilst ......read more
Abu Dhabi - 10, October 2021: During its regular surveys and assessments, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently monitored one of the rare blue holes located in the waters of Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The perimeter of the Al Dhafra Blue Hole is approximately 300 meters long and 200 meters wide, encompassing a total area of around 45,000 square metres.
Preliminary analysis of the seabed area forming the center of the Al Dhafra Blue Hole, indicates a depressed, semi-circular area roughly around 5,000 square meters. The semi-circular area topography is flat with a maximum depth of 12 meters and has a bottom composition combination of silt and sand.
This unique habitat holds at least 10 types of coral species, forming a reef at the edges of the hole. The blue hole is also home to many fish ......read more
Dubai – 07, October 2021: In conjunction with the launch of EXPO2020 Dubai, Dubai Customs achieved another feat and topped the IdeasUK Platinum Index obtaining 12 platinum accreditations, including 9 accreditations with full mark; unprecedented achievement at the public and private sectors worldwide.
Dubai Customs enhanced this performance further by winning the idea of the year and nine other international awards from IdeasAmerica 2021. The leading Government Department won six golden awards, which is the first time in which Dubai Customs wins this number of golden awards in Ideas America’s finals.
The awards include golden award for best CEO supporting corporate innovation, which went to Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs, the golden award for the idea ......read more
The signing took place on the sideline of Expo 2020 Dubai
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 07, October 2021: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, has announced signing a strategic partnership with Herrenknecht, one of the oldest and largest companies specialised in tunnelling solutions, to develop new tunnel design and construction technologies.
The agreement, which took place on the sideline of Expo 2020 Dubai, was signed by Shadi Malak, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, and Martin Herrenknecht, Founder and Chairman of Herrenknecht. The agreement comes in line with Etihad Rail's commitment to foster a culture of innovation and adopt the best international practices in various fields.
Under this agreement, Etihad Rail will send young Emirati engineers to undergo ......read more
06 October 2021: The Sharjah Training & Development Center (STDC) has been approved by Sharjah Municipality as a certified centre for food safety training within the Sharjah Food Safety Program (SFSP).
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) revealed that the STDC thus becomes qualified to organize training courses and workshops on good health practices and food safety for supervisors and workers in food establishments.
Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, said: "This accreditation is yet another testament to the quality and efficiency of the training programs and courses provided by the STDC to enhance the capacities of the public and private sector employees. It also reflects the interest of the Sharjah Chamber in contributing to all initiatives and programs that would enhance the ......read more
- UAE announcing series of additional visa waiver countries plus COVID-19 restriction lifts see UAE regain top spot with Mobility Score of 152 out of 199.
- Q3 No.1 New Zealand drops to second; US, Canada and UK in joint fifth place
- Brunei biggest gainer of 2021 up 94 places to 22nd in first three quarters
- Average mobility score moves up to 89 – across 199 passports
Dubai, UAE, 4th October 2021: As the UAE opens its doors to the world for the start of Expo 2020, the world’s ultimate real-time tool on global mobility, the Passport Index, has revealed a 14.8 per cent increase in the World Openness Score (WOS) at the start of Q4, since the beginning of the year.
While up nine percent on the last quarter, the average global mobility score (MS), across all 199 states measured by the index, is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 04 October 2021: The Rental Disputes Center (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), announced that it had received a donation of AED 100,000 from a real estate developer to its 'Yad Al Khair Committee' to assist with humanitarian cases affected by rental lawsuits and the judicial rulings issued by the centre.
RDC Judge Abdulaziz Anwahi, president of Yad Al Khair Committee, received the donation and praised the developer for its commitment to the culture of charitable and humanitarian work in Dubai, in line with the main objectives of the committee to provide support and assistance to families in distress due to rental issues, such as those subjected to eviction from their homes in implementation of an eviction ruling for non-payment of rent or those who are subject to imprisonment for the same ......read more
4th October 2021: During a panel discussion at the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020, as part of the World Majlis Climate Change Week, yesterday the Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Her Excellency Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, stressed on the importance of conserving biodiversity to help maintain the balance of natural ecosystems.
Her Excellency highlighted how biodiversity is fundamental to the resilience of ecosystems and is the glue holding them together. When we lose biodiversity, we therefore disrupt the services that ecosystems supply to humanity.
She said: “Nature is a complex web, and its remarkably diverse ecosystems make it possible for human beings to live on earth through the ecosystem services that they provide. Nature provides clean water, regulates disease and climate, ......read more
The emirate’s Department of Government Relations hosts high-level Guatemalan delegation at House of Wisdom in Sharjah
Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi: “Economic cooperation and partnerships … also brings people and cultures together in solidarity.”
Sharjah, October 2, 2021: Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, hosted a high-level delegation from Guatemala headed by H.E. Antonio Malouf, Minister of Economy, at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah to explore and strengthen the framework of economic collaboration and enhance commercial and investment partnerships between the emirate and the Central American country.
The DGR Chairman welcomed the delegation in the presence of Sheikh Majid Al Qasimi, Director of DGR, and held discussions with the ......read more
First pre-school chain in the country to receive the prestigious award for its unmatched quality and innovative practices
30th September 2021; Dubai, UAE: Recognized by Governments’ Dubai Quality Group for its unrivalled quality and innovation, UAE’s leading pre-school chain, British Orchard Nursery (BON), wins the prestigious ‘UAE Innovation Award’ for the year 2020.
The UAE Innovation Award was launched in 2016, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, to foster a culture of innovation within companies in the private sector and to raise their level of innovative practices based on integrated innovation framework and standards.
Winning the coveted title, makes the early year’s educator the only nursery group in the country to be receiving the honor consistently in 2018, ......read more
• Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital is at the forefront of global Best Practices and offers the latest technology in treatment
• The Heart Centre of Excellence at Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital is the only facility in Dubai that provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options in cardiology and cardiac surgery for children
Dubai, UAE - 29 September 2021: Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, the first and only hospital specialized in paediatric medicine in the United Arab Emirates, commemorates World Heart Day on 29 September – a World Heart Federation initiative that is celebrated annually across the globe.
The Heart Centre of Excellence at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital provides highly specialized treatment, ......read more
LG Electronics to power the Dubai Cares Pavilion with its latest information display technologies and robotics for seamless connectivity, immersion and peace of mind
Dubai, UAE - 28, September 2021: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has signed a partnership with LG Electronics, to ensure that visitors to its dedicated pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai enjoy a highly immersive journey that invites them to become part of a new chapter in the history of education.
To be held under the theme, “The Future is Human”, the Dubai Cares Pavilion will offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to discover Dubai’s story of coming together and creating a movement that was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the ......read more
Dubai – 28, September 2021: Dubai Customs received a delegation from Sudan’s Darfur region headed by Governor
Mini Arko Minawi. The visit aimed at learning about Dubai Customs business model and latest practices followed by Dubai Customs in processing transactions and implementing advanced inspection systems.
H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of Dubai Customs and senior management team welcomed the visitors in Dubai Customs’ main building.
Visitors listened to a presentation on the Department’s smart customs systems, which help increase revenues, prevent smuggling and contain customs and tax evasion.
During the meeting, the iDeclare app was highlighted, which enables passengers into Dubai declare their belongings ......read more
Dubai – 27, September 2021: With EXPO2020 Dubai around the corner, Dubai Customs announced they completed 1,432 customs declarations for EXPO goods, with 12,600 tons of goods, that has a value of AED948 million, cleared especially for the grand event.
Dubai Customs revealed the facilities and preferential services it dedicates to exhibitors and visitors of EXPO2020 Dubai, which kicks off on 1st October. These include online registration and submission of customs declarations and approval of electronic documents without the need to visit the customs centers.
Exhibitors to obtain permits and licenses can use Dubai Trade Portal. Countries participating in EXPO2020 are exempted of registration fees, and exhibitors’ documents will have unique codes for preferential and speedy clearance.
“We ......read more
The initiative will facilitate smooth handling of labour cases, enhancing the free zone’s legal system
Dubai, UAE, 27, September 2021: As part of its efforts to establish excellence in its integrated business environment and digital ecosystem, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai Courts, have launched the Virtual Court to handle labour litigations involving companies operating from the free zone and its employees. The parties involved in labour litigations can approach the Virtual Court that is equipped with a live broadcast system linked to Dubai Courts and the highest levels of electronic security. Judges can conduct hearings and adjudicate and access all the details using the electronic link with Jafza’s digital labour contracts system and other related information to issue their verdicts.
The move ......read more
● The new Board of Directors will ensure the Society continues to
form new partnerships to raise awareness and contribute to providing social, mental, and psychological support to patients and their families
support and fund scientific research for developing new diagnostic tests and treatments of rare diseases
collaborate with civil institutions and international NGOs in the UAE and abroad
Dubai - 27, September 2021: During the general assembly meeting - in the presence of the Ministry of Community Development and in accordance with the Public Associations and Institutions of Public Benefit law - the United Arab Emirates Rare Disease Society elected and welcomed a new Board of Directors.
Managing Director of Dubai Science Park and Chairing Member of the ......read more
Dubai - 26, September 2021: Dubai Municipality has achieved an exceptional and remarkable presence in the international Stevie Awards competitions, by winning ten categories of the award. The Municipality’s enhanced presence in the award was due to its keenness to apply the principles of competitiveness and innovation in its various practices, and to work according to the highest international standards.
Published Materials category
Dubai Municipality won the gold position in the Published Materials category, organized by the International Business Organization. The Municipality designed and prepared an environmental story aimed at educating children about the importance of preserving natural reserves in the emirate, specifically the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary.
IT Service Management ......read more
Dubai - 26, September 2021: IPR Department at Dubai Customs recycled 113,000 counterfeit items for 13 brands, with a market value of AED750,000 as part of their efforts in combating piracy and supporting sustainable development. Recycling helps brand owners get rid of copied products without affecting the environment.
The items included different types of bags, clothes, mobile phones, headphones, and cosmetics. The recycled goods will be used to make other materials.
The recycling operation took place in the presence of representatives of the American, German, South Korea, UK and French diplomatic missions and consulates, with the help of inspectors from Cargo Village and Jebel Ali Customs Centers and employees of Dispute Section of the IPR Department.
Recycling took 4 days to finish, from 12 to 15 September ......read more
Sharjah ranks #7 among Top MENA Startup Ecosystems with its dynamic and thriving entrepreneurial environment set to grow further.
• Since 2016, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) has supported 114 startups from diverse sectors, generating $130 million in revenue, and raising $85 million in capital
• Edtech and digital media focused startups are leading the way in terms of density of talent, support resources, and startup activity
Sharjah, September 23, 2021: Ranked seventh of the Top 10 MENA startup ecosystems by ‘Performance’, the emirate of Sharjah has been recognized by the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) as a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem. This achievement marks a milestone in the emirate’s vision of becoming a world-class startup ......read more
Sharjah - 22, September 2021: A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently visited the Sharjah-based Everest Industrial Company, a leading manufacturer of cold merchandising equipment.
The visit is one of a series of field visits the SCCI conducts to the business facilities of its members. The delegation included HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, Jamal Bouzanjal, Director of the Media Department, Marwan Al-Muhairi, Head of the International Exhibitions Department at the Sharjah Exports Development Center, and a number of Chamber employees.
The SCCI delegation was received by Ziad Hassan, General Manager of Everest Industrial, where they inspected the company's workflow, production, and export programs, in addition to its marketing and promotion plans to ......read more
Sharjah - 21, September 2021: The Expo Centre Sharjah discussed with the Tripoli International Fair ways to enhance cooperation and develop prospects for joint work to improve the performance of the exhibitions and conferences industry in the two countries.
This came during the coordination meeting held recently at the Expo Center Sharjah between HE Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, and Mr. Tahir Ahmed Al Zubik, - General manager of the Tripoli International Fair, where the two sides discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation in the field of organizing joint events and providing services and benefits for investors and exhibition visitors from both countries.
Al Midfa and Al Zubik also discussed the most important challenges facing the exhibitions and conferences sector amid the current ......read more
• Dubai Science Park highlights how to prevent, manage paralysis and stop people from becoming ‘stuck’
• Healthcare community encouraged to develop cutting-edge products and treatments to support people of determination
• Community prompted to be responsible and take ownership of their health
Dubai-UAE: 19, September 2021 Dubai Science Park, the region’s leading science and healthcare-focused business district, has launched a campaign to highlight paralysis and the UAE’s role in treating life-changing conditions. It is part of Dubai Science Park’s mandate to create a knowledge and innovation-based economy.
Home to over 400 companies and 4,000 professionals, Dubai Science Park has been successful in building a life science value chain through its enabling ......read more
Dubai, 19 September 2021: Dubai Municipality has achieved an exceptional and remarkable presence in the international Stevie Awards competitions, by winning ten categories of the award. The Municipality’s enhanced presence in the award was due to its keenness to apply the principles of competitiveness and innovation in its various practices, and to work according to the highest international standards.
Published Materials category
Dubai Municipality won the gold position in the Published Materials category, organized by the International Business Organization. The Municipality designed and prepared an environmental story aimed at educating children about the importance of preserving natural reserves in the emirate, specifically the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary.
IT Service Management category
Dubai ......read more
Dubai – 18 September 2021: In his quarterly meeting with the business groups in Dubai as part of the Dubai Customs Consultative Council, H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of Dubai Customs stated that the 50 initiatives, recently launched by the UAE Government, will boost the economy, attract new investments and considerably augment trade activity.
The initiatives will be the cornerstone of growth as the country marks 50 years since unification. Bold targets were set for the projects including 10% increase in exports to 10 global markets, raising mutual trade with certain markets by AED 40 billion annually, creating economic opportunities to attract AED550 billion of foreign investments in 9 years.
Musabih confirmed Dubai Customs’ commitments to ......read more
The sixth edition will be open for entries and nominations until November 15
• Held under the patronage of the Sharjah Ruler
• The AED 500,000 Award targets humanitarian organizations who have offered outstanding services to refugees and forcibly displaced people
Sharjah, 16 September 2021
The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian non-profit dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, will be accepting nominations for the sixth edition of the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2022 from September 15 – November 15 through the link https://tbhf.ae/nomination.
SIARA is organized under the patronage and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the ......read more
403 nominations received for 14 categories of the SGCA; winners to be announced on September 27 at the 10th International Government Communication Forum
Sharjah, September 15, 2021: The International Government Communication Centre (IGCC), a subsidiary of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), has unveiled the shortlist for the 8th edition of the Sharjah Government Communication Award (SGCA).
Forty-six finalists are competing to win across the award’s 14 categories. Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), to be held on September 26 – 27 in Expo Centre Sharjah.
In the 'Best Government Communication through New Media' category dedicated to the Arab world, the shortlist includes UAE's Ministry of Finance, Ministry of ......read more
• The newly launched Access Sharjah Challenge focuses on the Cultural and Creative Industries
• Applications for the challenge are open until October 10
• Two winning startups will be announced at World Conference on Creative Economy in Dubai and given access to an equity-free prize pool of $100,000 divided into prize money and the opportunity to implement their solution in Sharjah
Sharjah - September 16, 2021: The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and the Ministry of Culture and Youth have launched the Access Sharjah Challenge with an equity-free prize pool of $100,000 open to top startups from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The platform aims to empower conscious entrepreneurs invested in creating innovative solutions in the Cultural and Creative ......read more
The International Government Communication Forum will also feature UAE’s first Chief Storyteller,
Rashed Al Falahi, who will highlight ways to employ the art for more effective governance
Sharjah, September 14, 2021: The 10th edition of International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), on September 26 – 27 in Expo Centre Sharjah, will host several brainstorming sessions and discussions aimed at catalysing dialogue and promoting more effective use of communication as an instrument of policymaking and open government.
The forum’s robust agenda includes two interactive sessions – one discussing the importance of public involvement in decision-making through government communication channels; while the second will ......read more
September 14, 2021: The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has taken part in the G20 Health Ministers' Meeting, which witnessed the participation of several ministers and officials of the health sector.
The UAE’s delegation was led by His Excellency AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, HE Dr. Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General, Emirates Health Services, and H.E. Nasser Al Bdour, Assistant Undersecretary and Office Manager of the Minister, also took part in the meeting along with members from G20 member states, representatives from the concerned international organizations, and the states invited to participate in the event.
The meeting concluded that the G20 countries are determined to surmount the Covid-19 pandemic no matter what, ......read more
Forum’s 10th annual edition will be held on Spetember 26 – 27 in Expo Centre Sharjah
Sharjah - 14, September 2021: His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Turki Al Faisal, Founder and Trustee of the King Faisal Foundation and Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, will be the guest of honour at the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), where he will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony on September 26, 2021. The two-day forum will run under the theme 'Historic lessons, Future ambitions', at Sharjah Expo Centre.
Al Faisal boasts extensive experience in government communications regionally and internationally and is a leading figure supporting the Arab and Islamic culture. He also dedicates himself to furthering regional causes on global ......read more
More than 10 million dirhams donated by private and government sectors to support Ajman University
Ajman, United Arab Emirates, September 12th, 2021: In an effort to increase and enhance the importance of social responsibility and charitable practices, Dr. Karim Al-Saghir, Ajman University Chancellor, honored a number of Ajman University's strategic partners in appreciation of their diligent efforts and the prominent role in the field of charitable work. Such recognition was bestowed on the occasion of the International Day of Charity which falls on the fifth of September every year. The event was attended by:
- Mr. Rashid Obaid Al Shehhi - Director of the Department of Support and Community Development of the International Charitable Organization
- His Excellency Suleiman Al Shehhi - Legal Adviser at Al Rostamani ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09, September 2021: Ten lucky students and their families received a wonderful boost ahead of the new academic year with cash prizes totaling AED250,000 awarded as part of Dubai Summer Surprises’ (DSS) great Modesh Scholarship promotion.
Held for the second year in a row and open to students of all ages, the Modesh Scholarship promotion gifted 10 winners with AED25,000 each in a weekly prize draw held during the annual DSS back to school period. Shoppers who spent AED200 at Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall or Circle Mall and scanned their receipts at the customer service desk were automatically entered into the prize draw. The cash could be used to pay for school and university fees or to cover the cost of online learning courses.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail ......read more
• UAE to undertake comprehensive economic partnership agreements with eight key countries around the world
• A series of initiatives to attract FDI to key industry sectors in the UAE, increase UAE exports and direct investment outflows to select countries.
UAE - September 08, 2021: UAE ministers have announced the first set of bold strategic projects aimed at fostering the UAE’s new phase of growth – both domestically and internationally – and embarking on an ambitious growth strategy as the nation celebrates its golden jubilee and embarks on the 50 years to come.
The “Projects of the 50” is a series of developmental and economic projects that will be rolled out throughout September, which aim to accelerate the UAE’s development and ......read more
Dubai - 07, September 2021: Dubai Municipality won the award for the Best Project Management Office in the Asia Pacific for the year 2021 at the PMO Global Awards. The Municipality was crowned with the title among more than 40 international organizations that competed to be ranked among the best in the world.
Heba Al Shehhi, Director of the Project Management Office in Dubai Municipality, pointed to the most important factors that contributed to the achievement of winning, namely the support of the senior leadership and joint cooperation with all sectors in the Municipality, in addition to the distinguished capabilities and expertise in the Project Management Office.
She said the Project Management Office comprises of experts in project management and national cadres distinguished by the skill and sense of ......read more
United Arab Emirates - 06, September 2021: The Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, highlighted the importance of empowering youth and encouraging them to take collective action for the preservation of the environment during her address to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Youth Summit 2021.
The Youth Summit is part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress which is being held in Marseille, France from 3rd to 11th September 2021.
At home in the UAE, Her Excellency informed her audience that roughly 75% of the population of 3 million is under the age of 35 years, with around 25% of the population between 20-35 years’ old. “It is important to harness this critical resource and the UAE government ......read more
Dubai - 16, March 2021: As part of Dubai Municipality’s efforts to develop children's creative skills and talents in various fields, especially in photography, the Municipality's Children's City, in cooperation with Nikon, is organizing a photography training course for six months.
The training course is aimed at promoting an ideal understanding of the basics of ......read more
- Emirati Genome Program will cement the country’s commitment to providing the best healthcare for Emirati citizens
- The program will help scientists and medical professionals develop a predictive, preventive, personalized healthcare system for a healthier future
United Arab Emirates - March 16, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention ......read more
Dubai, 15 March 2021: Dubai Municipality has achieved 100% reduction in papers during the year 2020. The total reduction amounted to 20,960,743 papers annually, saving more than Dhs95 million and more than one million working hours.
“The implementation of the improvement measures related to the Dubai Paperless Strategy has led to an increase in the percentage of digital completion ......read more
Al-Futtaim Toyota conducted 21 raids with UAE government authorities, as well as training more than 400 officials across 2020
Dubai, UAE - March 15, 2021: Al-Futtaim Toyota, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, in collaboration with UAE government authorities and the Economic Development Department, conducted 21 raids for counterfeit parts during 2020. The raids included checks ......read more
Dubai, 14 - March 2021: As part of its efforts to protect the health and safety of the members of the society, Dubai Municipality has launched the Qoot initiative, which aims to improve the food sample testing service. It enables the customer to check the quality and safety of food products to ensure that they are free from disease-causing bacteria and harmful chemicals and that ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 13, 2021: Director General of Dubai Customs H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received the “Great Place to Work” certificate, which puts Dubai Customs as the first customs organization to have received such certification.
The certificate was given to Dubai Customs in the presence of Ibrahim Mougharbel, Managing Director, Great Place To ......read more
Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, President & Founder Arab International Women’s Forum
United Arab Emirates - March 11, 2021: On International Women’s Day 2021, AIWF President & Founder Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani reflects on two decades of leadership of AIWF and her commitment to fostering sustainable development with women and youth at its heart
Each year, I am ......read more
The program includes a series of digital workshops and seminars for industry players and local communities
United Arab Emirates - March 10, 2021: The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman has put in place several digital workshops and seminars that highlight the essence and diversity of tourist destinations in Oman, main touristic experiences and ......read more
Dubai, 08 March 2021: Dubai Municipality has won the UAE Ideas Award organized by the Dubai Quality Group under the slogan, "Nothing is Impossible," for the category of "Innovation in the field of inventions" for constructing the World’s Largest 3D Printed Building. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more
• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities
• CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh
March 08, 2021: Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global ......read more
Dubai, 07 March 2021: Dubai Municipality has won Ideas Arabia international award, organized by Dubai Quality Group, in the "sustainability" category, through the initiative "Applying Artificial Intelligence System to Monitor and Control Wastewater Treatment Processes at Jebel Ali Plant."
Eng. Mohammad Al Rayes, Director of Sewage Treatment Network and Plants ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2021: In recognition of its success in the implementation of the Effective Governance Management Systems based on trust, accountability, transparency, and fair practices, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been awarded the Governance Specification Certification (BS13500) from the British Standards Institute (BSI).
With this ......read more
Under the directions of Hamdan bin Mohammed and Ahmed bin Mohammed
Mattar Al Tayer: The Award is a pioneer in promoting the role of women in sports in the country, the Arab world and the world
United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2021: The Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, one of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 04, 2021: The e-commerce industry has come a considerably long way from its simple buy-sell model. In 1991 the World Wide Web was created and just 5 years later, over 40 million people had access to the internet with global online sales surpassing $1 billion for the year. This jump gave clear signals of the industry’s later growth but even so, ......read more
• New report explores the expectations of UAE’s citizens and residents from future Smart Cities
• Nearly 79% of residents would be happy living in a smart city
• More than half (53%) of UAE residents highlighted living in a sustainable city as the most exciting innovation for smart cities
4 March - 2021; Dubai, UAE: Mastercard, Smart Dubai and ......read more
Dubai, 02 March 2021: Dubai Municipality has carried out intensive campaigns on stores and warehouses that sell tobacco and its products in the emirate to verify their commitment to the approved health and safety controls and requirements.
In coordination with the Federal Customs and Tax authorities, more than 416,744 packs of cigarettes that do not conform to the approved UAE ......read more
Dubai – 02 March 2021: Celebrating the Month of Reading, Dubai Customs organized 12 events and initiatives under the theme ‘Al Furdah Reads”, which target employees, clients and society at large with the aim of spreading the love of reading. Every year, March is observed as the month of Reading in the UAE; it is marked by a rich and diverse calendar of engaging ......read more
Dubai, 01 March 2021: Dubai Municipality has submitted 170,267 ideas it received through its unified Suggestion Scheme and the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Council from its beginning in 2008 until 2020. Out of them 17,545 were feasible ideas, through which, the scheme has so far achieved financial savings amounting to approximately Dhs105 million.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai ......read more
Emirates Mars Mission improves UAE’s overall Soft Power score by 5% compared to last year
UAE moves seven places up from last year in the ‘Respected Leaders’ category to reach the 7th globally
The Index was launched in the virtually-held Global Soft Power Summit attended by decisionmakers and specialists
Mohammed bin Rashid: The UAE is not a place in the globe, ......read more
Dubai, 25 February 2021: Dubai Municipality has obtained nine new certificates of conformity with international standards specialized in the fields of administrative systems in addition to renewing 10 international certificates, after evaluation and auditing of them by specialized international auditing companies from UK and Germany. The achievement comes within the framework of the ......read more
Emirates Environmental Group brings together over 200 entities to participate in the 25th Can Collection Day Campaign in the Year of “Towards the Next Fifty”.
EEG Collects 1,500 kg of Aluminium Can and mitigates 23 MTCO2E, saves 341 Million BTU of Energy
and 36 m3 of Landfill space.
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has yet again reunited the nation for its 25th Cycle ......read more
United Arab Emirates - February 25, 2021: Leading detergent brands Tide and Ariel have announced plans today to donate one million washes to frontline workers in 54 public and private hospitals across Saudi Arabia before the end of March 2021.
As healthcare workers and first responders fight the pandemic, Tide and Ariel have launched their COVID-19 relief ......read more
Sharjah, February 24, 2021: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) underlined its eagerness to strengthen all forms of economic relations between Sharjah and Egypt, increase the volume of bilateral trade between the two friendly countries, and stimulate economic activities in the emirate to launch more investment ventures.
The statements made on the sidelines of the ......read more
Dubai - 21 February 2021:
Dubai Municipality is joining the activities of the UAE Innovates 2021, organized by the General Secretariat of Dubai Executive Council, from 21 to 27 February, to enhance the Municipality's directions towards promoting the values of creativity and innovation in its various sectors.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, emphasized the ......read more
• 15 programs launched in 2020 bringing the total number of programs to 227 since inception
• Dubai Cares rolled out a nationwide fundraising campaign in support of students from low-income families in the UAE
• Dubai Cares launched RewirEd, a new global education platform with the vision to rewire education for a prosperous and sustainable future
• The United Nations ......read more
• ‘Sharjah Startup Studio’ delivers a jab of hope to startups leading the post-covid recovery
• UAE’s first government-backed startup studio will take startups from idea to company, and position them to power the nation’s digital transformation
Sharjah, February 20, 2021
The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) has ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 18, 2021: Dubai Land Department (DLD) is participating in the UAE Innovates Week 2021 that will be held virtually from 21 – 27 February under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director-General of DLD, commented: ......read more
Dubai – 18, February 2021: Dubai Customs has 39 initiatives and events under the “Al Furdah Innovates 2021” that are ready to launch in the upcoming UAE Innovation Month in Dubai (21-27 Feb). The events will address all categories, so there will be 6 events for the clients, 9 events for the partners, 19 events for the employees and 5 events for the society at ......read more
Number of complying food establishments rose to 5,264
Dubai - 16, February 2021: Dubai Municipality revealed that since the beginning of this year it has ordered the closure of 32 food establishments for violating precautionary measures to combat the Corona virus, in addition to issuing warning notices to 472 outlets.
“Within 45 days since the beginning of this year, ......read more
In the Education Supporting Institutions Category
Dubai, 15 February 2021: Dubai Municipality has won the 23rd Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance award, organized by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, in the “Education Supporting Institutions Category.”
The ......read more
AED21.5b: trade between Dubai and UK in 2020
Dubai – 14, February 2021: The implementation of Brexit and the following consequences on trade, travel and security were the main highlights of the meeting that took place between Dubai Customs and its British counterpart.
The meeting was organized online, and H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai ......read more
Dubai – 13 February 2021: Dubai Customs received Agile Organization Certification from the American Business Agility Institute (BAI), as the first agile government organization worldwide. The Government Department consolidated its position in agility by obtaining four-star rating, the highest agility rating given by BAI, topping other competitors. The next four competitors in the list ......read more
Under the terms of an MoU, the Foundation will provide financial assistance to AU’s Thamer Fund for 3 years
United Arab Emirates - February 11, 2021: Ajman University (AU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Maktoum Foundation to further enhance its support to underprivileged students who are unable to continue their education due to financial ......read more
Winning initiative focused on reducing contractual journey with suppliers while maintaining quality
Dubai, 11 February 2021: Dubai Municipality has won the CIPS Middle East Supply Management Award in the Public Procurement category, organized by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.
The Municipality’s winning initiative, “Agile Procurement for ......read more
Dubai, 07 February 2021: Dubai Municipality organized a virtual seminar under the slogan "Green Recovery," coinciding with the celebrations of the National Environment Day, which falls on 4th February every year. The symposium witnessed the presence of a group of participants at the local, Arab and international levels.
The symposium shed light on the concept of green recovery, ......read more
United Arab Emirates - February 07, 2021: The Executive Director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia, Catherine Sozi, and the Federal Minister of Peace of the Government of Ethiopia, Muferihat Kamil, completed a joint visit to Mekelle in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, aiming to highlight the need for ......read more
A total of 1,762 vessels registered in the easy-to-use mobile app
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 06 FEBRUARY 2021: “NAU by DP World”, a digital marketplace and an aggregator of cargo ‘dhows’, traditional wooden vessels, has achieved a shipping volume of more than 255,000 tonnes in 2020, with 1,762 dhows registered in the application.
Launched officially ......read more
Dubai – 05 Feb 2021: HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs held a videoconferencing meeting with a German delegation headed by H.E. Holger Mahnicke, German Consul General to Dubai to discuss means of enhancing mutual economic cooperation and trade between Dubai and Germany, the role of Dubai Customs in supporting supply chain and the customs facilities provided.
The ......read more
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem: Dubai is a central hub for storing and distributing Covid-19 vaccine
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: 13.6m items of luggage, 820 seizures in Dubai Airports in 2020
iDeclare boosts Dubai airport’s reputation worldwide
Dubai – 3 February 2021: In a visit to the Dubai International Airport, H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & ......read more
Dr. Saif Al Qassim co-authored landmark study on molecular motor responsible for transport of cellular cargo in the human body with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania
United Arab Emirates - February 01, 2021: Dr. Saif Al Qassim, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has become the first ......read more
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: “UAE Customs Week” gained international reputation with the participation of WCO
United Arab Emirates - February 01, 2021: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs said the UAE Customs Week has gained global reputation with the active participation of the World Customs Organization in the 4th UAE Customs Week, held from ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; January 28, 2021: In solidarity with those facing uncertainties brought on by the Coronavirus, Henkel, one of the leading multinational FMCG companies, donated 75,000 pieces of Fa Hand Sanitizers to Emirates Red Crescent.
The initiative followed the transformation of Henkel’s production facilities to produce disinfectants, part of the ......read more
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: We developed 237 new customs innovations in 2020 based on young employees’ innovative ideas
Saeed Mohammed Al Nathari: Turning dialogue into a daily practice is a priority, and we organized 3,000 discussion panels that targeted 3,000 young people
Dubai – 28 January 2021: Dubai Customs organized a youth’s panel discussion as part of ......read more
United Arab Emirates - January 28, 2021: His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence announced the launch of the first edition of the Festival of Human Fraternity.
Organized by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and in collaboration with the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, the ......read more
• Enhances governance of procedures to ensure customer convenience and save time
• Establishes centralized geographic database between various licensing bodies
Dubai, 25 January 2021: Dubai Municipality and Dubai Land Department have launched a project for unified comprehensive map for lands in the Emirate of Dubai. The project was launched in implementation of the ......read more
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
Sultan bin Sulayem: Enhanced Customs work boosts Dubai's position as a regional and international hub for global trade and logistics
Kunio Mikuriya: The UAE has shown leadership in implementing the WCO instruments and programmes
Dubai – 25 January 2021: Dubai Customs kicked off its program of activities as part of the 4th UAE Customs Week 2021 running from January 24-28 ......read more
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 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
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