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Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

Dubai Chamber and Al Tamimi & Co discuss Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:    As part of its continuous efforts to keep the business community in Dubai informed with the latest legal developments and to help the private sector protect their businesses during the current circumstances, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Al-Tamimi & Co, organized a webinar on “Covid-19 and Force Majeure in the UAE which was attended by 479 participants from various sectors of the business community. The webinar aimed to introduce the impact of Covid-19 on the business sector and its legal implications. It also aimed to identify whether Covid-19 constitutes a force majeure event and the impact of force majeure on key industries such as shipping, logistics, aviation and real estate. The webinar was moderated by Essam Al-Tamimi, ......read more

“We'll Get Through This” Campaign Continues Amid Remarkable Interaction by Government Departments

Sharjah, May 19, 2020: The recently launched campaign by the Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, represented by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee, is witnessing a considerable interaction by the heads and representatives of government authorities and departments in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as media outlets, radio stations, and social media platforms. Held under the theme “We’ll get through this”, the campaign aims to highlight the stimulus package adopted by the Sharjah government to support the public and private entities, business sectors, and individuals and to curb the economic repercussions of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this context, the SCC published, on its social media pages, a video highlighting the campaign objectives and messages, in addition to daily posts that ......read more

Dubai Customs: Strategic Plan to Curb Corona

Dubai – 18 May 2020:  Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis.  Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and medical supplies in the local market through facilitating trade without compromising safety and security of society.  “Dubai Customs is playing an increasingly important role during this difficult time to secure borders, ......read more

Jameel Institute at Imperial College London Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Manage Pandemic Capacity

 The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool to help hospitals around the world manage capacity more effectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    With countries across the world strengthening hospitals’ response to the surge in patients requiring critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London has launched a new digital tool that helps hospitals and public health services manage critical capacity more effectively, enabling them to meet the increased demand.   Developed by researchers from the Jameel Institute, the tool – called the J-IDEA Pandemic Hospital Planner – can calculate the ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Thanks Wise Leadership for Its Protection and Care of the Community

Mansoor Bin Mohammed chairs meeting of the Board, which discusses budget for upcoming season and appointment of Emirati assistant coaches in team games like football   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:   The Dubai Sports Council has thanked and lauded the country’s wise leadership for their vision and support during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and their efforts to protect the nation and the members of its community from the virus. The Council also hailed the leadership for ensuring the smooth supply of essentials and other daily requirements of the community, as well planning and preparing for the post-COVID-19 period. The Council also commended Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai clubs for hosting COVID-19 drive-through test centres at their premises, and thanked all the volunteers from Dubai ......read more

Emirates Post Launches ‘Epostcard' to Connect Friends and Families

Digital app to create customised postcards with personalised image, copy and video   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2020:  Emirates Post has launched ‘epostcard’ – a digital postcard application that will allow users to create customised physical postcards for friends, families, colleagues, and stakeholders.  The ‘epostcards’ app, which can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store, will allow individuals to design bespoke postcards to send to friends and family and for companies to send to employees and stakeholders. The app allows users to tailor images and create copy, in addition to adding videos that will be uploaded and accessible via a QR code on the physical postcard. Based on individual specifications, Emirates Post will print the physical postcards ......read more

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy.  Musabih said Dubai Customs managed to deliver quality services during the hard time without any disruption. “Thanks to our sophisticated technological infrastructure, it was not a big deal for us to work from home and at the same time maintain security and ensure safety of our inspectors working at the frontlines. ......read more

ICBA Launches New Community Initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ä, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share. Under the initiative, ICBA will work with local partners and authorities to grow ......read more

Emirati High School Student Contributes His Savings Fund to Ma'an's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme to Benefit Those Affected by the Current Situation

 Abu Dhabi, 14 May 2020:   Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has witnessed many generous gestures during the past six weeks, with contributions from Abu Dhabi citizens and resident of all ages and nationalities.    A recent contribution by Emirati high school student demonstrates the lengths that people all across the Emirate are going to in order to support those in need during the current health and economic situation.   Abdulla Al Jahmani, a 16-year-old student in the 11th grade at a school in Al Ain, has contributed AED15,000 from his savings that he planned to use to start his own project once he graduates high school.   Speaking about the reasons behind his contribution, Abdulla, said: “I am happy to make a contribution to the ‘Together We Are ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Virtual Assessment Center During Outbreak

Dubai – 13 May 2020:   HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms.  This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs.   Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers of different ranks to identify their points of strength and assess their development needs.  “The whole world is changing dramatically due to the ......read more

Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According to Sophos

o Global survey shows the average cost of recovery is $1.4 million if organizations pay the ransom, $730,000 if they don’t o SophosLabs reports on Maze ransomware techniques that increase pressure to pay o 49% of the organizations surveyed in the UAE witnessed a significant ransomware attack in the last 12 months   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020, which reveals that paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a ransom. The survey polled 5,000 IT decision makers in organizations in 26 countries across six ......read more

Positive Glimpses of Prayer and Fond Memories Win Xposure #homecaptured Global Contest's Fourth Week Prizes

Sheik Shehriyar UAE resident, Ajman takes home the first prize of US$ 1,000;  India’s Raj Pawar wins US$ 750 as runner-up   Sharjah - May 13, 2020:  Xposure International Photography Festival’s #HomeCaptured contest winded up its fourth week with homegrown talent, UAE resident Sheik Shehriyar from Ajman winning the first prize of US$ 1,000, and while Raj Pawar from Solapur, India claiming the runner-up position, winning US$ 750.  Underlining the inner strength one receives through prayers, especially when one seeks a ray of hope that pierces through the darkness to heal, Sheik Shehriyar’s image titled ‘Prayers’ also drove home the message of #stayhomestaysafe, emphasising the need to keep loved ones in our prayers during the current challenging ......read more

KhalifaSat Captures Image of Duomo di Milano In Italy and the Vacant Streets Around it During the Lockdown

Dubai, UAE, 13 May 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released an image of the Duomo di Milano and its surrounding neighbourhood in the city of Milan, Italy taken from space by KhalifaSat, during the period of lockdown initiated to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The maze of empty streets visible in the picture is a reminder of the time when Italy’s capital of finance and fashion came to a standstill as authorities tried to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. In response to the pandemic, the Italian government had progressively worked to contain the disease and declared a total national lockdown on March 10. Through testing and retesting, rigorous quarantining and other important measures, Italy has gradually begun to flatten the curve.  KhalifaSat was fully developed at ......read more

SEHA and Emirates Red Crecent Hand Out 1,000 Care Packages

Providing the workforce with tools and informative guides to minimize the spread of COVID-19.    Abu Dhabi, May 13, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Emirates Red Crescent collaborated to provide the workforce in Emirates Humanitarian City, Abu Dhabi 1,000 care packages that include body towels, liquid soap and shampoo, toothpaste, sanitizer and educational guides on preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, said: “The UAE’s leadership have always given priority to the wellbeing of the nation’s workforce, who are integral to the development of the country and its infrastructure. We are grateful to the Emirates Red Crescent who have joined forces with us to bring SEHA’s vision to life ......read more

Masala King Dhananjay Datar to Sponsor the Repatriation of Indians From UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   There is promising news for thousands of stranded Indians waiting for their return from UAE to India on the background of current COVID 19 pandemic. The air traffic between these two countries is already started and the process of registration of names with Indian Consulate and ticket booking has also started. Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading Company popurly knows Masala King is extending his co-operation in sponsoring the air ticket expenses of the needy travellers coming back to India.  Dr. Datar said he will contribute to the ticket expense and COVID testing fees for Indians from the UAE who are waiting to get repatriated. Dr. Datar said this is a personal initiative from his side to help those who are unable to meet the expenses in ......read more

E-mortgage System Contributes to DLD's Commitment to Precautionary Measures and Enhances Remote Work System

 The aim is to reduce the percentage of customer visits and procedures to one step through one platform     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, was able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its advanced infrastructure during the exceptional circumstances resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19, after it provided many solutions to maintain its communication with its customers and provide them with services, including the e-mortgage registration service. The process of registering e-mortgages is carried out via either banks or real estate registration trustee offices that provide all real estate transaction services. The mortgage service helps support DLD’s commitment to the precautionary measures and ......read more

Zoho Brings Its Global Assistance Efforts to UAE With New Vertical Relief Plan

Targeted programs introduced to aid organizations across non-profit and government sectors and retail industries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Zoho Corporation, a global technology company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business software applications in the industry, has introduced its Vertical Relief Plan (VRP) in the UAE. The VRP is comprised of programs and tools to assist businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across two verticals: non-profits & government, and retail.     "We are so grateful to all the workers who are helping us weather this storm," said Sridhar Vembu, Zoho co-founder and CEO. "Beyond those on the front lines, there are workers in industries who are struggling, who are persevering, who are ......read more

Ogilvy's Paul O'Donnell Voted President of EACA

Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been elected as the new President of the EACA UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 8 AM MAY 12TH Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been voted as the new President of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) for a two-year term. He succeeds Dominic Grainger, Chief Executive Officer, WPP Specialist Communications, who has been EACA’s head since 2016.  O'Donnell's two-year tenure will be focussed on increasing co-operation and collaboration across Europe as the world's largest advertising market responds to the twin challenges of Coronavirus and Brexit.  Agencies and national trade bodies need to work together as never before to maintain market access for our services, ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Consolidates Its Humanitarian Initiatives on “Zayed Humanitarian Work Day”

Distributing 1.5 Million Meals in Ramadan as Part of the “10 Million Meals” Campaign   • DP World, UAE Region’s humanitarian initiatives represent a key pillar of its overall strategy, which emphasizes promoting the spirit of giving and benevolence in its organisational culture     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 of MAY 2020:   Inspired by its vision to make “Humanity Happier”, DP World, UAE Region recognises Zayed Humanitarian Work Day in commemoration of the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace. Sheikh Zayed and the UAE Founding Fathers were distinctive models for humanitarian work that started with the UAE citizens towards extending a helping hand to the needy aiming to spread a spirit of goodness and benevolence ......read more

Nationwide Carrefour Donation Campaign to Bring Ramadan Essentials to Those in Need

Carrefour has partnered with the Emirates Red Crescent to provide families across the UAE with boxes of essential food items during the Holy Month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:    Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, has launched a donation campaign across its UAE stores that invites shoppers to provide boxes of essential Ramadan items to families in need during the holy month. In partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent charity, the initiative encourages customers to purchase boxes worth AED 50 or AED 100 online or in Carrefour stores across the UAE. Each box contains essential items, such as sunflower oil, rice, sugar, juice, and lentils. The boxes will be distributed weekly by the Emirates Red Crescent to those most in need to help ensure they are able to enjoy an authentic Ramadan ......read more

Emirates Post Records 45% Increase in Last-Mile Delivery Volumes in the UAE

Deliveries for e-commerce, banking and government sectors help boost volumes in Q1 2020    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 May 2020:  Emirates Post has registered a 45% growth in last mile delivery volumes since the beginning of 2020 compared to Q4 2019. Since January 1, 2020, Emirates Post has delivered close to 2m shipments to customers on behalf of government and banking organisations as well as e-commerce retailers both locally and from around the world.  E-commerce is the most significant contributor to the jump in last mile deliveries, accounting for one in every three deliveries so far in 2020. In line with the steady global rise of e-commerce over the past few years, Emirates Post has ramped up its last mile delivery capabilities to better support this fast-growing sector. It has implemented a ......read more

Retired Emirati Soldier Contributes His Monthly Salary to MA'AN's ‘Together We Are Good' Programme Until the End of the Current Health and Economic Challenges

Abu Dhabi - May 12, 2020:   A retired Emirati soldier who served in the UAE Armed Forces, has pledged to contribute his monthly salary for the duration of the current health and economic situation to the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme. In a move that represents an outstanding demonstration of communal responsibility and social cohesion, Ali Hussein Al Ahbabi will continue to send his monthly stipend to the programme until the current challenges ease, with the funds being used by Ma’an to provide support to affected Abu Dhabi residents. As the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund, the on-going ‘Together We Are Good’ programme has enabled members of the community to come together and solve social challenges in ......read more

Al Ansari Exchange Donates AED 1 Million to ‘Education Uninterrupted' Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 May, 2020:   Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, announced today the donation of AED 1 million in support of ‘Education Uninterrupted’ campaign launched by the UAE Ministry of Education and Dubai Cares. Al Ansari Exchange’s donation will go towards supporting children and youth from national and non-national low-income families in the UAE whose education has been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.    Speaking about the importance of giving and solidarity within the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Member of its Board of Directors said: “We are very grateful to Al Ansari Exchange, whose generosity continues to leave positive ......read more

Dabur Joins UAE's Fight Against Coronavirus by Distributing Free Hand Sanitisers to Front Line Heroes

Over 7,000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers have been distributed to essential workers in the UAE through Talabat and Royati Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Dabur International has launched WHO compliant Dermoviva hand sanitisers to keep everyone safe in the fight against coronavirus. As a mark of appreciation for essential workers who have been selflessly working throughout the coronavirus outbreak,  Dabur distributed over 7000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers to delivery drivers and front-line workers through a collaboration with Talabat and Royati Family Society, a UAE based charity organization. Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO, Dabur International, said: “We sincerely thank Talabat and Royati for collaborating with us on this initiative.  It is our privilege to help the front line workers with ......read more

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Inaugural edition of Policeman's Carnival kicks off this Thursday…

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Tabreed increases its stake in Saudi Tabreed to 28%…

Saudi Tabreed commissions the 20,000 RT King Khalid International Airport plant   January 02, 2020:    The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, has acquired an additional 8 percent stake in Saudi Tabreed, its district cooling investment vehicle in Saudi Arabia held jointly by Vision Invest ......read more

Exciting Discounts, Valuable Prizes, and Unprecedented Deals Await Visitors to Sharjah Spring ...…

Sharjah, December 31, 2019: The new season of the Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in association with the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Municipality, and Sharjah Commerce &Tourism Development Authority, has kicked today Wednesday and will run until February 16. The eagerly-awaited event is ......read more

The World's Tallest Building Captivates the Globe with Spectacular New Year's Eve Show in Downtown ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:  Emaar, the master developer of the Burj Khalifa, wowed over 2 billion people across the globe with a breathtaking pyrotechnic show on the world’s tallest building to ring in 2020. In a mesmerising story, the Burj Khalifa transformed through animation, light, sounds and a synchronized fountain show taking viewers on a journey at the onset ......read more

The Ups Foundation Flies Urgent Relief From UAE to Flood-stricken Somalia…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS), in collaboration with UNHCR, announces the delivery of close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from homes. The relief efforts and collaborations in Somalia are just the latest in UPS’s ......read more

2019 ends and 2020 begins on a high note with the opening of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah…

Dubai, 31 December 2019:   To mark the end of 2019 and usher in the New Year on a high note, the new season of Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), opened with strong competitions on Monday at Al Ruwwayyah desert area.   The new season of the annual heritage sport, held under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin ......read more

Emirates Post issues special commemorative stamps to mark 110 years of postal services in the UAE…

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2019:   Emirates Post issued a series of distinctive commemorative stamps to celebrate 110 years of postal services in the country, which began with the opening of the first postal office in Dubai.  Commenting on this special issuance, HE Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “The ......read more

Emirates Post encourages customers to renew their PO Box before 29 February…

Corporate PO Box can now be linked to Trade License  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019: Emirates Post has announced that customers can renew their PO Box subscriptions starting today and encourages them to do so before 29 February 2020. Customers can renew their PO Box at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.epg.gov.ae or the EPG Mobile Services ......read more

Middle East chefs spread the word on the quality of European butter…

Dubai-based chefs Dima Hamati and Waseem Aleisa and Saudi Arabia-based chef Ahmad Fraijeh have had recipes using the finest French butter published in an exclusive industry recipe book.    29th December 2019:   Three Middle East-based chefs have been selected by CNIEL, The French Dairy Board, and the European Union to feature in a prominent recipe book, showcasing the ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Unilever empower young eco-activists working towards ...…

• His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi urges youth and industry to change attitudes towards plastic consumption and waste management as the only viable solution to the plastic issue • Young activists present their expectations and recommendations to the brands and the companies behind them Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2019 – Unilever Gulf organized a ......read more

Voting for the UAE Nation Brand logo ends Dec.31…

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SCCI: The New Season of Sharjah Spring Promotions 2020 to Begin with the New Year…

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Learning Emirati tradition is more fun at Heritage Winter Camp…

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Dubai Police Academy launches 'Touching Mother's Heart' initiative for the third consecutive year…

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Dubai Customs discusses bilateral trade cooperation with Beninese Consul General…

Dubai, UAE, 25 December 2019: Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih held a meeting with His Excellency Adamu Aba Bajnan, Consul General of Benin in Dubai. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Benin and Dubai especially in bilateral trade and customs.    “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with Beninese ......read more

Khalifa Fund throws spotlight on four successful projects at Al Dhafra Festival 2019…

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Ministry of Economy announces plans for the SME sector for the year 2020…

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UAEU Scientists, physics department are part of the team that discovered highest energy ever ...…

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Dubai Customs discusses more cooperation in governance with Singaporean counterpart…

Dubai – 24 December 2019: Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at Dubai Customs discussed best governance practices with their counterparts in Singapore. During her official visit to Singapore, Samira Abdul Razzak, Senior Manager of Quality Assurance at Dubai Customs touched upon the latest practices and frameworks of governance in Singapore Customs, and the latest programs and ......read more

SLC introduces the Dubai government structure and discusses linguistic rules for drafting ...…

UAE, 23 December 2019 – In support of its continuing efforts to enhance the legislative system in Dubai and spread awareness about the legal sector, the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) organised an event to introduce the current government structure in the Emirate of Dubai with the participation of 36 government entities. In addition to that, the SLC organised a ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop organizes introductory workshop on Global Stars Rating Program…

December 23, 2019: Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently organized a special introductory workshop covering the use of the Global Stars Rating Program (7 Stars). Present during the event were H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO of Dubai Government Workshop, accompanied by the workshop's management and service teams. The workshop was aimed at educating participants about the Global ......read more

Online registration for EXPO 2020 exhibitors from Dubai Customs…

Dubai – 23 December 2019: As part of its efforts in developing services delivered to exhibitors and participants of EXPO 2020, in fulfilment of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs appointed and approved the customs clearance system as an authorized economic operator in coordination with EXPO ......read more

Cooperation between ESMA & Dubai Chamber to involve the private sector in reviewing legislation…

Dubai, December 22, 2019 – The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), that will see the two entities collaborate, share knowledge and involve the private sector in reviewing legislation with the aim of ensuring ease of doing business.  Under the terms of the agreement, ......read more

More countries join the standardisation initiative of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)…

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TORRENTE RETAINS WORLD TITLE IN DRAMATIC STYLE AS ANDERSSON WINS GRAND PRIX OF SHARJAH…

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Emiratis top 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah qualifying rounds…

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Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi discusses cooperation between UAE and Nicaragua in land and marine ...…

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Al Zarooni Inaugurates WFZO Regional Office in Serbia and Discusses the Role of Freezones with the ...…

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UAE Ministry of Health Senior Officials Conduct Inspection Visit to Globalpharma…

Inspection tour part of the MoHAP’s strategy aimed at implementing national standards Dubai, UAE, 21st December 2019: GlobalPharma, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC,  hosted His Excellency Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practice and Licence Sector in the UAE Ministry of Health and Chairman of the UAE Supreme National Blood ......read more

Emirates Steel signs Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club…

- Emirates Steel employees will receive chess training and equipment from the club, alongside supporting one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest cultural institutions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 December 2019: Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Chess and ......read more

DLD concludes awareness project on ‘Dubai REST' application in government entities…

• The first campaign covered five government entities with customer satisfaction exceeding 95% Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced the conclusion of the awareness project for the Dubai Real Estate Self Transaction (REST) smart application that it launched at government entities. The project constituted the participation of five government entities, whose ......read more

Community Development Authority Launches Study to Create Impactful Strategies to Enhance Social ...…

December 18, 2019: The Community Development Authority (CDA), has embarked on a journey to strengthen social development in Dubai, while simultaneously achieving the goals of Dubai’s Strategic Plan. The aim of this journey is to provide CDA, and the emirate of Dubai, with insights into the current practices that are taking place within the social sector as well as to notice any gaps in the ......read more

Sharjah Chamber highlights the latest developments of exporting food products to Saudi Arabia…

• Meeting discussed the future of the industrial sector and ways to improve its performance • Workshop organized in cooperation with Saudi Food and Drug Authority • Al-Awadi: Saudi’s participation reaffirms UAE-Saudi constant cooperation and coordination in the economic sector      18 December 2019:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

Emirates Post issues commemorative stamp to celebrate Abu Dhabi Chamber's Golden Jubilee…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:  Emirates Post issued a distinctive commemorative stamp to celebrate the golden jubilee of The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since its establishment 50 years ago in 1969, the Chamber has been supporting its members and guiding the commercial and industrial private sector in the emirate, as well as advancing and protecting their ......read more

DMT Welcomes Ambassadors and Officials to World Urban Forum Reception…

The event, hosted by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), aims to mobilise international support for the World Urban Forum in 2020 Abu Dhabi, 17th December 2019: A welcome reception for ambassadors of more than 30 countries was hosted by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Ambassadors and officials came together ......read more

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development receives accreditation for six ISO standards…

Abu Dhabi, December 17, 2019: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has revealed that it has successfully obtained accreditation for six International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards, covering the Fund’s quality management systems. The accreditation was granted by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). KFED was able to receive international ......read more

Dubai's Spectacular Line-up of NYE Celebrations…

The city’s state-of-the-art venues are set to host a variety of events to ring in the start of a new decade in true Dubai style    Dubai, UAE; 17 December 2019:   The city is gearing up for a new year to remember, and if you’re looking for a way to ring in the new decade, look no further than Dubai Calendar, the city’s all access pass to events not to ......read more

Islamic Conference of Health Ministers officially inaugurated…

Abu Dhabi, 16 December 2019:   The 7th Islamic Conference of Health Ministers (ICHM) Health Ministers was officially inaugurated today (Monday) in Abu Dhabi with high-profile attendees featuring Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ministers of Health and high-level representatives from the OIC Member States and representatives of international ......read more

Fujairah Terminals Continues Extensive Expansion with State-of-the-Art Cranes…

Arrival of Quay Cranes to Significantly Increase Handling Capability and Improve Operations     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 16, 2019:   Fujairah Terminals, wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, today announced the arrival of two new quay cranes at Fujairah Port as part of its extensive expansion plans.     The brand new state-of-the-art Post Panamax ......read more

Dubai Police Academy announces date of graduation ceremony of higher education students and 27th ...…

Dubai,  December 15, 2019 - The Dubai Police Academy has revealed the completion of preparations being made for the coming graduation ceremony of higher education students, including the 27th batch of cadets, which is set to take place on January 15, 2020 at the Coca-Cola Arena located at City Walk. The announcement was made today (15th December 2019) during a press conference held at the ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes conversation around future of trade in coming 50 years…

Dubai – 15 December 2019:   In response to the leadership’s recent announcement of getting ready for the next 50 years in the UAE through developing leading projects and initiatives, Dubai Customs organized a customs meeting to discuss the future of trade and the latest trends in the supply chain.  Next year, 2020, has been announced to be the year of getting ......read more

50,000 school bags assembled by the UAE community last Ramadan delivered to underserved children in ...…

30,000 children in Senegal and 20,000 children in Tanzania receive bags assembled by 2,000 volunteers as part of the “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates during Ramadan   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 December 2019:  50,000 school kits that were assembled by 2,000 volunteers as part of Dubai Cares’ “Back to School” edition of ......read more

Half-century roadmap launched to ensure the prosperity and wellbeing of the UAE and its people…

Statement by HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.   Dubai, December 15, 2019:   HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, stressed that declaring 2020 as the year of preparations for the next 50 years by UAE leaders is yet another step forward in shaping the future that our wise leadership wants for its ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed announce 2020: Towards the next 50…

Preparing for Golden Jubilee celebrations and developing plans for the next 50 years     Mohammed bin Rashid issues directives to form two cabinet committees to build a comprehensive 50-year development plan and oversee the Golden Jubilee celebrations    Mohammed bin Rashid: “Today, we announce 2020: Towards the next 50. We shall develop our plans and ......read more

Community Development Authority raises community awareness about People of Determination's rights ...…

Campaign sheds light on successes at work and highlights importance of providing them with suitable job opportunities December 14, 2019: Dubai’s Community Development Authority (CDA) has launched a community campaign aimed at increasing awareness about of the rights of People of Determination at work. The campaign aims to highlight success stories and enhance the understanding in the ......read more

Khalifa Fund to conduct foresight study aimed at exploring long term prospects of entrepreneurship …

Move complements Fund’s commitment to empower youth and instill a culture of innovation Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2019 : The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has announced plans to conduct a foresight study aimed at providing a long term look at the prospective challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in the UAE. The Fund has designated a team of experts to facilitate ......read more

Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Abu Dhabi Ports ink MoU in Brazil…

Agreement paves way for technical cooperation between both sides Signing takes place after ABCC-organized seminar in São Paulo December 14, 2019- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ports, paving the way for more robust technical cooperation, port promotion, and joint business-related events and ......read more

WGEO and UNFCCC organize High-Level Forum on Climate Finance Strategies for NDC Implementation…

12 December 2019 - The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held a high-level forum that discussed climate finance strategies for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and reviewed the measures and actions taken by countries under the framework of the Paris Agreement. The ......read more

RIPE NCC and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in United Arab Emirates Organise ...…

December 12, 2019- The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in United Arab Emirates, organised a roundtable discussion dedicated to Arab ICT ministries and regulators on ‘The Role of Arab Governments in Internet Development.’ The discussion put the spotlight on current opportunities and challenges in the ......read more

Over 200 cyclists take part in NYU Abu Dhabi's second annual Ride for Zayed…

 Riders, led by Emirati triathlete Faris Al Zaabi, aimed to complete 101 kilometers at Hudayriat Island  Seven cyclists completed 101 kilometers in commemoration of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan     Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 14, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) held its second annual Ride for Zayed cycling event today in honor of the ......read more

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