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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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Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai Supports ‘Dubai Cares Walk for Education'…

The Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai team participated recently in the 11th edition of ‘Dubai Cares Walk for Education’ to support the cause for millions of children around the world who are deprived of the opportunity to learn. The event was held at Dubai Creek Park last February 14, 2020. Mr. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, said. “We are proud ......read more

Emirates Post Announce the Winners of Its PO Box Campaign…

 The UAE’s leading postal and express provider launched a competition to encourage the renewal of customer postal box subscriptions   Dubai - United Arab Emirates, 08 March 2020: Emirates Post has announced the winners of their PO Box campaign that aimed to encourage customers to rent a new mailbox or renew their existing subscriptions. Due to the high demand, Emirates Post ......read more

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Al Qasimi Inaugurates Acres 2020…

Sharjah, March 5, 2020: His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday, opened the 7th edition of the Real Estate Investment Exhibition (ACRES 2020) at the Expo Centre Sharjah. With the participation of more than 40 local and international real estate companies and developers, ACRES 2020 is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

Dubai Customs Dealt With 20.44m Items of Luggage Onboard 88,000 Flights at Terminal 3 in 2019…

Dubai – Saturday 07/03/2020: Statistics released by Dubai Customs showed that Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department has dealt with 20.44 million passengers’ items of luggage on board 88,000 flights arriving into Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport in 2019. They also completed 34,200 customs transactions and made 1301 seizures (1198 criminal seizures and 103 customs ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop obtains classification certificate following compliance with requirements ...…

UAE, 4 March 2020: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) was recently awarded with a certificate of classification in recognition of its adherence to Cabinet Resolution No. 61 of 2019, or the UAE’s regulations on the conformity requirements for vehicle maintenance establishments and service centers. DGW was one of the first entities in the country to obtain the certificate, which was received ......read more

Dubai Customs Develops World Platform for Best Practices and AEO Mutual Recognition Agreements…

Dubai – 4 March 2020:   The World Customs Organization has approved Dubai Customs’ initiative of launching an international platform for the best practices and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) mutual recognition agreements among AEO members.  Dubai Customs will lead the way in facilitating the exchange of secure data between the WHO and the member customs ......read more

IACAD Adopts International Standards in Mosque Care…

Dubai, 4 March 2020: The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) supervises the process of building mosques in Dubai. This is part of its vision to be a sustainable and leading destination for Islamic and charitable efforts in building mosques in the emirate of Dubai. There are several ways to serve mosques, such as building, restoring and maintaining them, or by ......read more

Ambassador of Arab Culture Benedetta Paravia takes H.H. Sheikh Mohammed's WIN VICTORY LOVE ...…

Benedetta is the producer of the famous TV series Hi Emirates and Hi Dubai, that feature Emirati and expat women achievers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 04, 2020:   The Italian Ambassador of the Arab Culture, Princess Benedetta Paravia, a Dubai-based philanthropist, presenter, producer and song writer, is taking the WIN VICTORY LOVE sign of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

Over 3,000 Emiratis Have Already Applied to Be the UAE's Next Astronaut…

•        33% of applicants are women •        Applications open until 31st March 2020 •         MBRSC announced that two Emirati astronauts will be selected from the second batch of applications     Dubai, UAE – 4 March 2020:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has ......read more

Emirates Post Set to Launch Digital Location Happiness Initiative…

Customer Happiness Centres will become even easier to find on social media, navigation systems, mobile apps, and online directory platforms   Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 03 March 2020:   Emirates Post, the UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is testing a brand-new offering designed to ensure they are discoverable on today’s mobile digital mapping ......read more

HBMSU launches University Entrepreneurship Programme…

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Aster Volunteers Hands Over 100th Aster Home to Kerala's Flood Victims of 2018…

01 March 2020 - Dubai: Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare have successfully completed the building of 100 ‘Aster Homes’ for the 2018 flood victims of Kerala. The keys of the 100th home were handed over to the beneficiary by the Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi at an event held at Kochi Municipal Corporation Town Hall. This marks the completion of the first set ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop organizes session to discuss innovative & creative ideas as part of ...…

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Ras Al Khaimah Chamber To Honor Winners of Middle East Stevie Awards…

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du Women Council Rebrands as du Gender Balance Council to Achieve Inclusion and Equal ...…

Creating awareness, encouraging discussions and driving sustainable actions regarding diversity is among the Council’s top priorities in line with UAE Vision 2021 Dubai, UAE, 29 February, 2020: du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) Women Council has announced its rebranding as the du Gender Balance Council, aiming  for greater inclusion and equal ......read more

EEG Drive Stops 5,235kg of Aluminum From Going to UAE Landfills; More Than 180 Entities Join Can ...…

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Dubai Chamber Commemorates 100 Years of the International Chamber of Commerce…

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HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Presides Over Dubai Sports Council Board Meeting…

Quality management is the foundation of successes, and good governance is not just a slogan, but a course of action - says DSC Chairman   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2020:    His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has stressed on the need for Dubai’s sports sector to keep pace with the development ......read more

Dubai Customs Honors Winners of Innovator's Award in UAE Innovation Month…

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Five Key Source Markets to Drive Additional 1.4 Million Arrivals to UAE During Expo 2020, Says ATM ...…

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Ministry of Economy & Arizona State University sign MoU in the field of innovation…

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Emirates Post Launches the 49th Universal Postal Union's (UPU) Annual Letter Writing Competition ...…

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Ministry of Economy & Dubai Customs inaugurate first International Innovation Forum…

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First International Innovation Forum Kicks Off (Sunday 23 Feb 2020)…

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HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Visits Dubai Sports Council…

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Dubai Chamber Highlights the Competitive Advantages of the UAE FDI Law…

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Dubai Cares Donates 2,000 Books to Wanna Read? Initiative to Instill the Habit of Reading Among ...…

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The world’s largest producer of plant-based products showcases new range of 100% dairy free plant-based Flora Plant Cream and Flora Plant Butter at Gulfood 2020 Celebrated Chef Marwan Abi Daoud urges kitchen professionals to proactively explore nutritional benefits of plant-based ingredients Dubai, 18 February 2020: With an increasing number of regional consumers demanding plant-based ......read more

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Celebrates 60 Years of Nation Building by Renewing Its Commitment to the ...…

Multidivisional conglomerate includes 27 different companies across a broad range of verticals and over 370 different international brands   February 18, 2020 – Dubai:   Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), the leading Dubai-based multidivisional conglomerate, has marked its 60th anniversary in 2020. The Group has focused its long-established legacy of nation building on ......read more

Registration is Now Open for Dubai Cares' Volunteer Globally in Malawi…

• 15 volunteers will travel to lay foundation for a school in an underprivileged community • Applications can be made through the UAE Volunteers Platform until 24 February     Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the return of its Volunteer Globally initiative to Malawi from ......read more

Dubai Chamber Honours Top-performing Trading Companies…

• A total of 112 companies have been awarded under Exporter of the Month since the launch of the initiative • Member companies recognised for exceptional export performance at recent ceremony    Dubai, UAE: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted its Exporter of the Month ceremony at its head office where four member companies were recognised for ......read more

Sheikh Khaled Al Qasimi Honors Winners of Sharjah Excellence Award 2019…

Sharjah, February 16, 2020:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs, honored the winners of the 4th Sharjah Excellence Award 2019, in addition to honoring partners, sponsors, jury committee members, ......read more

Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program…

Dubai – 15 February 2020: “Dubai Customs Leaders” training program graduated the first batch of employees who joined the program to develop their leadership competencies and gain learning and skills on how to overcome current and future challenges.  The program, which Dubai Customs launched at the end of 2019, engaged 16 employees from different departments and centers ......read more

Industrial Plant Sustainability and Profitability in the New Digital Economy…

It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency. Since Industry uses about one third of all energy consumed in the world, we have a big role in reducing global emissions now and into the future. As our CEO and Chairman Jean Pascal Tricoire said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we have the technology and the means to do it, we just need ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Cooperate in Charitable and ...…

12 February 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to enhance its collaborative support of social, charitable, and humanitarian programmes. The agreement will strengthen the Foundation's ‘Emirati Families’ initiative, and showcase its regional impact. The official ceremony was attended by His ......read more

Dubai Chamber Launches 2nd Cycle of Mentorship Programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020…

• Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand at Rwanda summit where they learned about the GBF Mentorship Programme’s benefits and opportunities for startups and mentors   • First-of-its-kind programme pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide valuable expertise, support and guidance   Kigali, Rwanda: Dubai Chamber ......read more

Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) Launches Book With Pomeroy Academy for ...…

Book sheds light on how culture and innovation is shaping sustainable cities of the future Abu Dhabi, 10th February 2020 - The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today launched a book with leading sustainable educators and researchers, Pomeroy Academy. The book accompanies the 10th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), which is taking place for the first time in the Arab ......read more

Union Coop to Support Dubai Autism Center…

Union Coop to Contribute towards the Provisions of Health and Humanitarian Services to Dubai Autism Center Patients    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Autism Center, which comes within the framework of activating corporate social ......read more

Dubai Cares Announces Third Round Awardees for E-cubed Research Envelope…

  ● AED 7.9 million (USD 2.1 million) awarded to 4 research proposals in Education in Emergencies ● Call for applications in 3rd round received 63 proposals from practitioners and academics in 4 languages   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has awarded a total of AED 7,986,920 (USD 2,174,199) to ......read more

Yahsat Receives Commendation for Its Participation at National Science, Technology and Innovation ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February, 2020: Ahmed Omran, Vice President of Corporate Communications, received an award of appreciation from the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) for Yahsat’s participation in the 4th edition of National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival. Coinciding with the UAE Innovation Month, the event was held to foster a scientific temper among young Emiratis. ......read more

The Tenth World Urban Forum Carries Out Five Assemblies…

Opening Day marked by raising of the UAE flag and UN flag together   Abu Dhabi, 8th February 2020:   The Tenth World Urban Forum (WUF10) today launched the Assemblies element of its programme, at the forum’s opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi. WUF10, which is taking place from today until 13 February 2020, is being held in the Arab world for the first time. The ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Official Page on Linkedin…

Dubai – 08 Feb 2020:  Dubai Customs launched its official page on Linkedin to connect with clients, employees, and the LinkedIn community. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih launched the organization’s page on the globally recognized professional platform with the aim of empowering the organization to engage the world’s professional community and ......read more

Dubai Customs Fully Prepared for UAE Innovation Month 2020…

Dubai – 7 February 2020: Dubai Customs is ready for the UAE Innovation Month 2020, which will see the oldest government department in Dubai raise awareness around its vital role in supporting the national economy, securing the borders and promoting Dubai as a global capital of economy.  The UAE Innovation Month was announced to celebrate “innovation” across the nation. ......read more

Minister of Climate Change and Environment Inaugurates the 3rd East Coast Marine Environment ...…

Sharjah, February 6, 2020:  HE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Thursday, inaugurated the 3rd edition of the East Coast Marine Environment Festival which takes place at the Kalba Corniche Park.   The three-day event is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in cooperation with Kalba Municipality, Sharjah ......read more

60 Women Participate in the Women's Heritage Walk From Abu Dhabi to Al Ain…

Men's Heritage Walk begins on 7 February   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2020:   Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, the sixth Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) came to close on 4 February at a ceremony held at the Cultural Foundation, in the presence of participants and their ......read more

Ministry of Health Launches Predictive Electronic System to Identify Patients at High Risk of Novel ...…

• Ministry activates early warning system (Wareed system) across all its facilities • Wareed links patient data in 88 health facilities and contains an integrated database   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced today (Wednesday) it has developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Honours Champions of Empowerment of People of Determination…

Assistive technology helping 50 million disabled people in the Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 5, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has honoured the most prominent government bodies, public ......read more

The National Career Exhibition to Kick Off on February 9 at Expo Centre Sharjah…

Sharjah, February 5, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 22nd edition of the National Career Exhibition will be held from February 9 to 11, 2020. The Career Fair is organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah in cooperation with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), ......read more

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