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More than 1,900 beneficiaries at Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif Islamic Cultural centres in the third quarter of 2019

Dubai, 13 October, 2019:  The Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif centres of Islamic Cultural Centres of Islamic Affairs and Islamic Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that the number of people who benefited from their religious awareness programmes stood at 1,995 during the third quarter of 2019.   Ms. Hamda Al Muhairi, Director of the Centres’ Department, reaffirmed the keenness to organise these programmes, given their importance in promoting Islamic culture and raising religious awareness in the emirate of Dubai. Al Muhairi said: “We are committed to spreading Islamic culture and the right knowledge of religious sciences, in order to inculcate Islamic ethics and culture among the current and future generations. This is in line with Dubai's efforts to reaffirm its standing as a leading ......read more

Dubai Customs inks partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

Dubai – 12 October 2019:  Dubai Customs, one of the world’s leading customs administrations, has signed a partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance to promote corporate governance best practices in the workplace. The agreement reflects Dubai Customs’ commitment to furthering corporate governance, integrity and transparency to ensure high levels of organizational performance.   The objective of this partnership is to institute a corporate governance framework within Dubai Customs through the implementation of an effective organizational structure with clear roles, competencies and responsibilities. This requires an efficient executive management team that are aware of the importance of this framework. It also requires a sound internal control system functions such as sound ......read more

Saif bin Zayed unveils first floating Smart Police Station

• Dubai Police and Kleindienst join forces to unveil the world’s first floating Smart Police Station • Internationally recognised Floating Seahorse Villas by Kleindienst Group will be transformed into the world’s first maritime Smart Police Station • The unmanned station will offer safety and security services as well as promote sustainability and marine life protection   Dubai, 10th October 2019:   H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inaugurated the world's first floating Smart Police Station, at GITEX 2019.   Dubai Police has partnered with the group behind the innovative Floating Seahorse Villa, Kleindienst, to reveal the world’s first floating Smart Police Station. The announcement was made ......read more

Hazzaa AlMansoori's return to the UAE is scheduled for Saturday 12th October

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre confirmed that Hazzaa AlMansoori’s return to the UAE is scheduled for Saturday 12th October. AlMansoori along with Sultan AlNeyadi will be back to the UAE accompanied with MBRSC Chairman, HE Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, and the Director General HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani.  Upon return to Earth from his scientific mission aboard ISS, Hazzaa AlMansoori underwent medical check ups and tests at the GCTC. These medical tests were part of his scientific mission to study the effect of microgravity on human body. It was the first time that these experiments are performed on someone from the Arab region.  

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Hazzaa AlMansoori reveals post flight details in a press conference

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 10, 2019:     First Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori made his first media appearance after his mission to the International Space Station (ISS), in a joint press conference with the Russian astronaut, Aleksey Ovchinin at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Stars City, Moscow, Russia. The press conference shed light on AlMansoori’s space mission.  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre confirmed that Hazzaa AlMansoori will finish his medical check ups and tests on Friday 11th October; meanwhile, preparations for his return are underway.   “I’m proud of completing this mission which is only the start for manned space missions,” AlMansoori said during the press conference. “I am only the first, and queues of future ......read more

Leading public, private sector organisations line up to sponsor World Tolerance Summit 2019

We are living in a world that rejects all forms of discrimination, and promotes intellectual, social and cultural diversity, says Dr Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:     Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai and Emirates Real Estate Solutions are the main sponsors of the upcoming World Tolerance Summit, which will be held at Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre on 13-14 November under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. International Institute for Tolerance (IIT) in Dubai, one of the initiatives of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Foundation, is the organiser of the two-day summit themed ......read more

During a press conference to announce the completion of preparations of Summit that will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Pre

Wide international participation in WGES 2019 led by Former Secretary-General of the United Nations - Ban Ki Moon, Former President of France - François Hollande, Former President of Mexico, Former President of Colombia, Former Prime Minister of Australia Discussions in the summit aim to find solutions to push forward green economy, realize sustainable development goals and address climate change challenges Local participation of UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and UAE Minister of State for Food Security Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th October 2019:  The organizing committee of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) held a press conference today, (Wednesday, 9th October) at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai to announce the completion of preparations for hosting the summit, one of the largest events related ......read more

Dubai Land Department welcomes Saudi Minister of Housing

8 October 2019:  A delegation from the Ministry of Housing in the KSA; headed by HE Majid Al-Hogail, Saudi Minister of Housing; visited Dubai Land Department (DLD) and were welcomed by HE Juma bin Humaidan, Deputy Director General of DLD. Bin Humaidan said: “We were pleased to welcomed our brothers from the KSA. The meeting we held with them aimed to exchange our shared opinions that focused on developing the prospects of cooperation between the two countries. It was also an opportunity to highlight our achievements and the important role played by DLD  in developing the sector and promoting Dubai as one of the best investment destinations in the world as well as enhancing DLD’s services and expertise to contribute to Saudi Vision 2030.” During the visit, the Minister and his accompanying delegation were ......read more

Dubai Cares unveils ground-breaking Early Childhood Development (ECD) solutions and interventions on the side-lines of 74th UN General Assembly

• Dubai Cares announces its commitment to develop a global approach to support ECD in fragile contexts at the Concordia Strategic Dialogue Roundtable • Dr. Al Gurg recognized as Change-maker at Save the Children’s Centennial Gala • Dubai Cares announces the “ECD Prize” for the MIT Solve ECD Challenge    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 October 2019:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has reiterated and strengthened its commitment towards Early Childhood Development (ECD) by announcing a new partnership with Save the Children in support of integrated ECD services in crisis and conflict settings, as well as participating at the MIT Solve ECD Challenge Finals 2019, on the side-lines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New-York ......read more

Dubai Courts highlights the Smart Payment for Case Fees Deposits and Fines during its participation at GITEX 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Courts is showcasing its " Smart Payment for Case Fees Deposits and Fines " during its participation at the 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week, the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA), which runs until October 10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The government entity’s involvement aligns with its ongoing commitment to promote the importance of harnessing the latest technological innovations and electronic and administrative systems to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction, with Dubai Courts thrusting the spotlight on the interactive features of the service that enable the construction of integrated smart payment interfaces through the website without the need to log in. The innovative platform allows online payment ......read more

Dubai Customs: 1.2 million transactions in DUCAMZ and Dry Port

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 07 October 2019:   Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, made a field visit to DUCAMZ and Dry Port customs centers of the Land Customs Centers Management. He inspected the business functioning and customs service level delivered at the locations.   The Director General met with operations and customer service teams at DUCAMZ (Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone) and Dry Port customs centers and was briefed on the efforts undertaken to improve customs service and deliver more convenient inspection facilities to customers. With this in mind, service delivery time has been cut down tremendously which further facilitates the flow legitimate trade while keeping society safe from the perils of illicit trading activities.   Ducamz customs center processed 429,602 ......read more

Under the Patronage of Mohamed Bin Zayed, Hamed Bin Zayed Inaugurates the World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi

• Ministers share views in extensive talks on artificial intelligence, land use planning and future transport systems. • Business leaders, pioneers and decision-makers attend the opening ceremony at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).   Abu Dhabi, 7 October 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and a member of the Executive Council, officially opened the 26th World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019 today as discussions on dealing with the current impact and reshaping the future of the sector got underway in the presence of ministers and global experts.    The ......read more

UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Knowledge Summit'

November 2019 event bears the theme ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2019:     The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) - the United Arab Emirate’s institution dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge - has announced that the sixth annual Knowledge Summit will be held November 19-20, 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre, with its theme this year being ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development.’ Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with directives from H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, MBRF Chairman, the summit has established itself as a prominent ......read more

Department of Transport to highlight Abu Dhabi's bright future at World Road Congress

Abu Dhabi, 6 October 2019:  A series of key infrastructure improvements to transform the future of transport in Abu Dhabi will be outlined by the Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi (DoT) before a global audience at the World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019. Thousands of road transport professionals will be offered an insight into how Abu Dhabi has built a world-class infrastructure as well as preparing for the future when the UAE capital hosts the World Road Congress (WRC) starting tomorrow between October 6 to 10. As part of the Department of Transport’s ambitious plans for 2030, work is underway to reduce emissions, improve safety and ease congestion with more flexible infrastructure that meet the demands of growing population.  Among the planned projects that is due to be completed by 2030 is the Mid ......read more

UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Knowledge Summit

November 2019 event bears the theme ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development’ Dubai, October 3, 2019 – The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) - the United Arab Emirate’s institution dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge - has announced that the sixth annual Knowledge Summit will be held November 19-20, 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre, with its theme this year being ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development.’ Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with directives from H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, MBRF Chairman, the summit has established itself as a prominent world-class knowledge event. Topics of ......read more

World Road Congress Abu Dhabi 2019 announces Etihad Rail as Premier Sponsor

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 1, 2019 – The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) today announced that Etihad Rail has become the Premier sponsor of the 2019 World Road Congress. Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between October 6th and 10th, the prestigious global event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and organised by the DoT and the World Road Association (PIARC). Thousands of road transport professionals, a Congress record number of national pavilions, several exhibitors from international private and public organisations as well as transport ministers from around the world are expected to participate in the summit in the UAE capital. During the ......read more

Dubai Customs Director General inspects CDM and Control Room

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 28, 2019:    Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, made an evening tour to the Customs Declaration Management (CDM) and the Control Room at Dubai Customs headquarters. The tour was part of regular inspection visits plan put in place to ensure the smooth running of Customs centers and customer service centers across Dubai.  Dubai Customs Director General directed that DC departments should exchange visits  to raise awareness and increase employees’ knowledge about all aspects of Customs work and business processes. When touring the Control Room of the Intelligence Department, Musabih took several CDM night-shift staff along as he underlined the integration of services among various Customs functions and the importance of internal communication ......read more

Government Ministers and decision makers to highlight innovative techniques for teachers to adopt in the UAE

• H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, H.E. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi, H.E Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi and H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak , will be speaking at Qudwa Forum 2019 • Key sessions include talks from keynote speakers, Masterclasses, Qudwa Therapy, Al Majlis Networking Sessions, and Edge of Ed   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and organized by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, Qudwa 2019 has announced key government ministers as speakers.    With the full agenda revealed, participating government ministers ......read more

UAE's wise leadership conducts video call with first Emirati astronaut aboard ISS

Dubai, UAE, 28 September 2019:  Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori received a video call from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on his second day aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This step confirms the constant support provided by the UAE’s wise leadership to UAE citizens where ever they are. AlMansoori thanked the UAE's wise leadership for their unlimited support to Emirati youth, stressing that he is proud to be the first Emirati to carry the UAE flag into space. He also expressed his ambitions that the experiences carried out by him and his colleagues would contribute to serving humanity. Communicating with the ground station in Dubai AlMansoori began his second day aboard the ISS by communicating with the team ......read more

DLD raises awareness of new laws and highlights innovative applications and initiatives during Cityscape Global 2019

• Real estate legislations keep pace with changes and establish reassurance among investors   Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2019:  As part of the strategic partnership between Dubai Land Department (DLD) and the 18th edition of Cityscape Global 2019, which was inaugurated today by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, DLD offered a range of applications and services aimed at enhancing transparency in the real estate sector, open up new horizons for investment, and raise awareness of a number of new legislations recently issued for Dubai’s real estate sector.   During the tour of Cityscape, His Highness was accompanied by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and HE Dawood Al ......read more

Dubai Customs calls for more customer engagement to improve Customs work, boost trade

Dubai – 26 September 2019:   Dubai Customs organized its 6th monthly client recognition ceremony of 2019 to honor best performing clients and businesses in various categories. Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, attended  the event alongside a host of senior officers and heads of departments from Dubai Customs. In his opening remarks, Director General of Dubai Customs, called for more customer engagement towards enhancing Customs work and boosting Dubai’s trade sector. He said: “Dubai Customs steeping up collaboration and engagement  with customers to meet the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai towards delivering a high standard of Customs services and facilities to all ......read more

Abu Dhabi Police honours Firoz Merchant with ‘Commander in Chief's Excellence Award' 2019

Firoz Merchant is the first Indian expatriate to ever receive the prestigious award Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 26, 2019:  H.E. Major General Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police awarded philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Group; the Commander in Chief’s Excellence Award 2019. The prestigious award is in recognition of Mr. Firoz Merchant’s service to the community through his ‘Forgotten Society’ initiative, established in 2008, to help release insolvent prisoners. He has spent approximately USD 5.5 million to free thousands of insolvent prisoners across the UAE and to help them go back to their native country.  The ceremony was held at the Armed Forces Officers’ Club in Abu Dhabi, and it was attended by over a thousand police officers; ......read more

Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan inaugurates 11th edition of Al Ain Book Fair

Ten-day event boasts 115 exhibitors and a rich public programme of workshops, musical performances, seminars, children’s activities and more Al Ain, UAE, 25 September 2019:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Ain, Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of the Court of the Abu Dhabi Ruler's Representative in Al Ain Region, yesterday inaugurated the 11th edition of Al Ain Book Fair. The annual event is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and is taking place at the Al Ain Convention Centre until 3 October. The inauguration was attended by His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, and Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the ......read more

Smart government and green economy: Building a sustainable future for all

By HE Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, UAE September 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Next-generation technologies have long found their way into the realm of the government sector. In a bid to provide modern services and systems to the public that are comparable to what the more-funded private sector institutions can deliver, many governments worldwide have embarked on what we now call smart government.   Under this all-encompassing phenomenon, we have witnessed public entities integrating advanced technological innovations into their processes to deliver faster and more efficient solutions. The end goal is to make members of the local communities happier and more satisfied through the provision of high-quality government services.  In short, a high standard of quality living should be ......read more

More than 20 Arab Ministers participate in the Third Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development

Organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme in Dubai 6-8 October 24 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE The UAE, under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will host the 3rd Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development 2019 with the participation of 22 Arab ministers, executives and key stakeholders from the private and public sector. This will form the largest Arab gathering and will convene to tackle the challenges facing the housing sector and to shape the future of urban development in the region. Hosted in Al Habtoor City, Dubai from 7 to 8 October and organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, in collaboration with the Council of ......read more

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The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain signs a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction…

Dubai, UAE – 07 February 2019 The Government of Umm Al Qaiwain has signed a cooperation agreement with Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organization of public and online auctions in the Middle East. The cooperation agreement states that the company is responsible for organizing exclusive auctions on assets owned by all the departments that fall under ......read more

Emirates Post celebrates Human Fraternity Meeting with Commemorative Stamp…

Stamp illustrates the country’s supreme humanitarian message for tolerance and coexistence  UAE, 05 February 2019:  Emirates Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark The Human Fraternity Meeting held in the capital, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ......read more

DFSA suspends licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019:  The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced the suspension of the licence of Morgan Gatsby Limited (MGL) for a period of 12 months, consistent with its aim to protect direct and indirect users of the financial ......read more

Sharjah Chamber honours the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network Award 2018 on ...…

Sharjah – 2 February 2019 The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced that the winners of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Network (ShjSEEN) Award 2018 will be revealed on Wednesday during a ceremony organized by the chamber. The award ceremony will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, ......read more

Dubai Customs tops Happiness Meter 2018 with 98%…

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

DFSA joins launch of Global Financial Innovation Network…

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

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

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

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

Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global collaborate to offer the new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service for eligible travellers from 21 countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*) eVOA holders save time and get a faster immigration service at dedicated Immigration counters at major airports in Thailand Travellers receive their travel authorisation online pre-departure within 24 to ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Customs launches warehousing awareness campaign for 21k companies…

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

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

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

Dubai Customs launches National Project Fair for 30 companies…

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

DWTC Signs MoU With Global Producer FiveCurrents…

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

Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Government Workshop launches DGW Youth Council …

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Customs uncovers luggage theft at Dubai International Airport…

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

Deloitte: Transfer Pricing lands in the Middle East…

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle 5m Captagon pills…

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

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

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

Empowering Rohingya refugee children - A Green Hope initiative…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Customs discusses means of growth with businesses in Dubai…

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

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

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

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

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

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