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The agreement will see the online portal provide IT development services to the charitable associationRiyadh, KSA, 19 April 2022: Zamzam.com, the online portal facilitating Umrah booking services in the region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. The MoU aims to help d... Read more
Zamzam.com launches B2C options to its portal A seamless booking experience with exclusive packages and services available directly to travelers​Riyadh, KSA, 12 April 2022: Planning an Umrah trip could quickly turn into a daunting task given the many aspects that are involved. From booking flights and accommodations to ground transfers, the ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 25, 2022: Based on the financial statements of leading module manufacturers, several authoritative organizations have ranked the global PV and smart energy total solutions provider Trina Solar second worldwide in its shipments of 8GW modules. This is consistent with findings by PV InfoLink, an authoritative P... Read more
Airlines have a once in a generation opportunity to restructure, innovate and expand, said James Hogan today in a keynote address to the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi. “The global pandemic has been the biggest systemic shock in the history of aviation,” he said. “But that does give a unique opportunity for airlines tha... Read more
The north-western African country is a part of company’s goals to increase its pan regional presenceDubai, May 25, 2022:  Hotpack Global, the world’s leading manufacturer of disposable food packaging products, announced a regional expansion in Morocco, joining hands with the retail leader of the African nation, Retail Holding throu... Read more
Programme aims to upskill customer service and sales staff across businesses and retail outletsDubai, United Arab Emirates, 25, May 2022: Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has launched a ‘Service Ambassador’ programme with the objective of improving the customer experience in Dubai and thereby reduce consumer co... Read more
Dubai – 25, May 2022: To keep abreast of developments affecting Dubai’s foreign trade movement with various countries of the world Dubai Customs issues updates customs policies that secure the flow of trade and facilitates shipments and goods and their access to commercial markets without delay.Tariff & Origin Department has release... Read more
Sharjah-based nonprofit recognised for untiring efforts in inspiring hope and easing the burden in the lives of those afflicted by cancer.  . Sharjah, May 25, 2022:  The successful and impactful strides made by UAE’s Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) in raising strong public awareness and helping establish a strong culture of early ... Read more
Sharjah Child Friendly Office will be highlighting its vision, goals, and achievements to bolster Sharjah's status as a child- and family-friendly city to the fair’s global audience      . Sharjah, May 25, 2022:  The Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFO... Read more
- Global tennis experience aimed at making tennis more accessible - Launch event in Paris gives local children skills and equipment to empower a lifelong love for the game - Kia ambassador Rafa Nadal makes surprise appearance to inspire children- The initiative will tour major cities around the world ahead of upcoming tournaments (Du... Read more
MENA’s Health-tech Sector Now Worth Over US$1.5 billionInternational Start-ups Head to Dubai’s EMERGE GHI On Investment Hunt. Dubai, 24 May 2022: The Middle East’s first Precision Medicine Exhibition & Summit, co-located with EMERGE Gulf Health Innovation forum, opened today with a two-day run at the Conrad Hotel Dubai, with t... Read more
- Digital transformation is driving a significant resurgence and growth across the aerospace industry - Sustainability and tackling climate change highlighted as top priority objectives for aviation - Progress in defence partnerships driven by advanced contracting leading to cost savings and efficiency  24 May 2022 – Abu D... Read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE; 24 May 2022:  UAE Banks Federation, the unified voice and representative body of UAE banks, has participated as a strategic partner in the ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, held on Monday 23 May 2022 in Abu Dhabi Global Market, featuring prominent experts and partitioners from the financial sector.The conference, organized in ... Read more
May 24, 2022: The official delegation of the UAE to The World Economic Forum ‘Davos 2022’ shed light on the unrelenting and continuous efforts made by the UAE in various fields of interest on global level, announcing new initiatives and agreements to further enhance collaboration with WEF in the fields of 4IR and future business models ... Read more


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Portable Monitor for LG gram Combines an Ultra-Lightweight Form, Slim Design and a Premium Display for Advanced Multitasking    Dubai, May 25, 2022 – In today's fast-paced world, the ability to multitask and work from anywhere is essential to maximize productivity while keeping up with on-the-go lifestyles. Understanding the needs of today’s dynamic people, LG Electronics (LG) has introduced +view for LG gram (model 16MQ70) to the UAE. It is the series’ first-ever portable monitor from the upcoming 2022 LG gram lineup of premium laptops. Designed to double productivity, the LG gram +view allows users to customize their own setup any place, any time.  ......read more

Highlights for April 2022   ● April 2022 had 6,983 sales transactions worth AED 18.2 billion. ● April sales transaction volume increased by 45.48% and the value increased by 66.62% year-on-year. ● April 2022 had 41,810 rental leases; 60.4% were new leases, while 39.6% were renewals.  ● 79.5% of rental transactions were annual contracts, while 20.5% were for non-annual leases.   Dubai, UAE, 25th May 2022:    According to Mo’asher, Dubai’s official Sales Price and Rental Performance index launched by Dubai Land Department (DLD) in cooperation with Property Finder, Dubai’s real estate market recorded 6 ......read more

QNET adds new skincare line to its personal care product line, Physio Radiance Dubai – May 25, 2022: QNET, the leading e-commerce based direct selling platform has announced an exciting dermocosmetic skincare line called Physio Radiance Expert that promises to deliver a youthful look to the user.  The dermocosmetic product contains eight different clinically tested ingredients and is added with pre and probiotic for healthy skin microbiome. It is dermatologically proven to have substantial clinical benefits for both instant and long-term effects on the user’s skin.   Commenting on the launch of Physio Radiance Expert, QNET CEO Ms. Malou Caluza said, ......read more

Find the most meaningful gifts to surprise family and friends for all occasions. From the Pandora Moments collection pieces, celebrate every moment with the perfect gift from Pandora. Mark the most important milestones with meaningful jewellery that celebrate beautiful moments and big achievements. Bring extra magic to birthdays, graduations, weddings and more with pieces designed to capture the memories of the occasions that shape our lives. For your sister Celebrate her birthday with sparkling reminders of her unbreakable bond with you. The hand-finished sterling silver Happy Bday Balloon Dangle Charm is carefully shaped into balloons, decorated with hand-applied enamel and engraved ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 25, 2022: Based on the financial statements of leading module manufacturers, several authoritative organizations have ranked the global PV and smart energy total solutions provider Trina Solar second worldwide in its shipments of 8GW modules. This is consistent with findings by PV InfoLink, an authoritative PV analysis agency, and PV-Tech, a world-renowned PV media outlet, which ranked global module shipments last year and had Trina Solar in second spot. The company says that this year it expects to hold its ranking by shipping modules totaling 43GW. Industry analysts say the high-reliability, high power, low-LCOE 210 modules that Trina Solar pionee ......read more

Airlines have a once in a generation opportunity to restructure, innovate and expand, said James Hogan today in a keynote address to the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi.   “The global pandemic has been the biggest systemic shock in the history of aviation,” he said. “But that does give a unique opportunity for airlines that can move fast to respond to the situation.   “Smart operators will treat this as a ‘blank sheet of paper’ moment, looking to reinvent processes, products and mind-sets.  There is a huge opportunity in front of us for airlines to create a golden age of innovation and service.”   Speaking o ......read more

The north-western African country is a part of company’s goals to increase its pan regional presence Dubai, May 25, 2022:  Hotpack Global, the world’s leading manufacturer of disposable food packaging products, announced a regional expansion in Morocco, joining hands with the retail leader of the African nation, Retail Holding through its investment arm, Best Financiers.  The partnership agreement was signed by Mr. Abdul Jebbar P.B, Hotpack Global Managing Director, Mr. Zouhair Bennani, Chairman of Best Financiers, Mr. Abdellatif Merzaq, Director of Samaz (currently President of the new entity) and Mr. Ziad Merzaq, General Manager of Hotpack Global SA Morocco in M ......read more

Programme aims to upskill customer service and sales staff across businesses and retail outlets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25, May 2022: Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has launched a ‘Service Ambassador’ programme with the objective of improving the customer experience in Dubai and thereby reduce consumer complaints. The programme, developed by DET’s Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector and Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) in cooperation with the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) features a specialised course designed to assist employees in businesses and commercial groups elevate the quality and efficiency ......read more

Dubai – 25, May 2022: To keep abreast of developments affecting Dubai’s foreign trade movement with various countries of the world Dubai Customs issues updates customs policies that secure the flow of trade and facilitates shipments and goods and their access to commercial markets without delay. Tariff & Origin Department has released eight major customs policies between January 2020 and April 2022 on customs measures related to passengers’ disclosure about currencies, negotiable financial instruments, precious metals and precious stones. Another customs policy was rolled out on the controls of free trade agreement with Singapore.  The customs policies issu ......read more

Sharjah-based nonprofit recognised for untiring efforts in inspiring hope and easing the burden in the lives of those afflicted by cancer   Sharjah, May 25, 2022:  The successful and impactful strides made by UAE’s Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) in raising strong public awareness and helping establish a strong culture of early detection, has earned the UAE-based nonprofit well-deserved accolades at the 2022 edition of the Global Good Governance (3G) Awards.  The prestigious 3G awards, a premier awards programme that recognises excellence in good governance and commitment to social welfare, has honoured FOCP in two categories this year, namely, 3G Leadership Award ......read more

Sharjah Child Friendly Office will be highlighting its vision, goals, and achievements to bolster Sharjah's status as a child- and family-friendly city to the fair’s global audience       Sharjah, May 25, 2022:  The Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFO), has marked its first participation at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2022). The entity is showcasing its innovative strategies and programmes to strengthen the emirate’s status as a child- and family-friendly city to the book fair’s global audience.   The Office is leveraging ADIBF’s international ......read more

- Global tennis experience aimed at making tennis more accessible  - Launch event in Paris gives local children skills and equipment to empower a lifelong love for the game  - Kia ambassador Rafa Nadal makes surprise appearance to inspire children - The initiative will tour major cities around the world ahead of upcoming tournaments   (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) May 25, 2022 – Kia Corporation and Rafa Nadal have collaborated to launch ‘Kia Clubhouse,’ a new initiative aimed at making tennis more accessible and inspiring the next generation of tennis fans. The inaugural event took place in Paris, France with 18 children from the local organiza ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 May 2022:  The UAE Space Agency is participating in the Global Aerospace Summit 2022, hosted by Mubadala Investment Company. The summit is held at the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi on 24-27 May at Emirates Palace Hotel, with the participation of leaders in the aviation, space, and defence sectors from around the world. The summit, held under the theme of “prosperity supported by digital technologies,” will outline the rapid shift witnessed in the aviation, space, and defence sectors during the past few years, and the role of innovation and technology in developing these sectors in the future. Due to the growing interest by aviation and defence companies in ......read more

MENA’s Health-tech Sector Now Worth Over US$1.5 billion International Start-ups Head to Dubai’s EMERGE GHI On Investment Hunt Dubai, 24 May 2022: The Middle East’s first Precision Medicine Exhibition & Summit, co-located with EMERGE Gulf Health Innovation forum, opened today with a two-day run at the Conrad Hotel Dubai, with thought leaders and medical pioneers from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the USA coming together to unearth new opportunities in the digital technology driven precision medicine (PM) field. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Tolerance of UAE & Pr ......read more

- Digital transformation is driving a significant resurgence and growth across the aerospace industry  - Sustainability and tackling climate change highlighted as top priority objectives for aviation  - Progress in defence partnerships driven by advanced contracting leading to cost savings and efficiency    24 May 2022 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Day one of the sixth edition of the Global Aerospace Summit 2022, hosted by Mubadala, commenced today in Abu Dhabi. The event is the first in-person edition of the Summit since the 2018 edition, welcoming around 1,000 C-level leaders, experts and specialists from across the aviation, aerospace, space and ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE; 24 May 2022:  UAE Banks Federation, the unified voice and representative body of UAE banks, has participated as a strategic partner in the ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, held on Monday 23 May 2022 in Abu Dhabi Global Market, featuring prominent experts and partitioners from the financial sector. The conference, organized in cooperation with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), addressed major trends and challenges faced by the banking and financial sector in dealing with different kinds of frauds, especially emerging in the digital age characterized by increasing levels and types of frauds that are posing a threat to the financial and banking insti ......read more

May 24, 2022: The official delegation of the UAE to The World Economic Forum ‘Davos 2022’ shed light on the unrelenting and continuous efforts made by the UAE in various fields of interest on global level, announcing new initiatives and agreements to further enhance collaboration with WEF in the fields of 4IR and future business models to support start-ups and to better prepare for future digital economy. Supporting global trade For his part, H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, said in a speech during his participation in the ‘Closing the Trade Finance Gap’ session that the UAE is keen to push the global economic growth to n ......read more

International sustainably created diamond brand comes to Dubai promising crafted designer jewellery with stunning diamonds that are twice as large  Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Are you ready for bigger, bolder, and better? Double down on your carats, colour and clarity and head to your nearest Siroya Jewellers store for some diamond shopping with a difference. EVERMORE, a new sustainably created diamond brand, has launched in Dubai, London, and Bahrain Under the aegis of Siroya ALTR, a recently announced joint venture between well-known UAE-based jewellery brand Siroya and New York based ALTR created diamonds, a world leader in high quality lab grown diamonds.  EVE ......read more

Centre equipped with latest technologies and has highly qualified medical expertise to serve the community and medical tourists. The centre will shortly begin providing specialised inpatient services. The recently expanded centre has 36 inpatient beds and can serve 160 outpatients on a daily basis.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24, May 2022:   The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre (DPRC) has undergone further transformation and has extended its scope of service.  The centre will shortly begin to receive inpatients for physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. DPRC has partnered with Orpea Middle East to provid ......read more

May 24, 2022:  The Galaxy A73 5G was recently launched in the UAE, the latest addition to the most popular existing Galaxy series, now more powerfully connected than ever. This light Galaxy A device not only blazes hyper fast 5G connection, but its two-day battery life can also carry customers’ most demanding multimedia lifestyles – with even more room to hold on to memories and most precious moments. The Galaxy A73 5G brings the latest technologies at the fingertips of all, all in one affordable, sleek and powerful device – where Awesome is truly for all. 5G  to power awesome experiences It's time to enter the next chapter. The Galaxy A73’s hyper ......read more

Date: Dubai UAE, May 24, 2022   News Highlights   1. This unique project with stunning pyramid-shaped architecture will be a landmark; 2. The prime location of the project makes access to Sheikh Zayed Road convenient; 3. Built on the prime location, the project offers spacious apartment, top-of-the line amenities, easy access to public transport and malls, and a lot more; 4. The Grand Entrance Lobby of Gemz is sure to leave a great first impression; 5. Offering exclusive access to luxury amenities like state-of-the-art gym, anti-current swimming pool, lavish green outdoors, and an outdoor sky lounge on the 13th floor, the project redefines luxury livin ......read more

Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2022 – The National Biosecurity Committee held its first session of 2022 to examine multiple relevant issues and review the status of the deliverables and recommendations of its second meeting of 2021. Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, presided over the meeting. The Committee discussed the preparations for the fifth UAE International Biosecurity Conference. Set to run in December 2022 under the theme ‘Vision of Tomorrow to Achieve Sustainable Biosecurity’, the conference will convene international and local experts and feature main sessions, side workshops, laboratory, and exhibition. It will hi ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 23 May 2022 – On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 at Davos, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) has signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) confirming the intention of the two sides to cooperate in the creation of the Global Platform for Food Innovation Hubs. WEF established the Food Innovation Hubs initiatives to strengthen local innovation ecosystems to facilitate food system transformation, and this new international platform will contribute to focusing and accelerating the scope of innovation to improve sustainable food production mechanisms around the world. The new Global Platform for Food Innovat ......read more

Dubai - 23 May 2022:  Dubai Customs conducted 344 training courses for its employees during Q1 2022 within its strategic plan 2021-2026, which aims, among other objectives, to develop the competencies of its human capital and advance their skills and experiences.  The trainings, a total of 6,130 hours, targeted 974 employees, and they included 30 courses on customs work, 268 courses on specialized subjects such as IT, innovation, data science, AI, warehousing, intellectual property, 34 courses and workshops on administrative skills and 12 courses on developing and preparing leaders in Dubai Customs.  Training courses conducted by the Training Center grew considerably in ......read more

Visitors, publishers, volunteers, guests and participants share personal highlights from the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, May 23, 2022 :  Visitors to the 13th annual Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) – both first-timers and regular patrons – have thanked the event’s organisers for delivering an ‘enriching experience’ as they bid adieu to the 12-day cultural extravaganza yesterday (Sunday, 22 May).  The festival welcomed thousands of visitors who visited Expo Centre Sharjah to treat themselves and their families to an exciting curation of more than 1,900 cultural and literary activiti ......read more

Ras Al Kamiah 23, May 2022:  The international carting star Lewis Smith secured the first place in the IAME Series UAE Championship, Round 1, which that took place at RAK Track. The championship was organised in line with strategy of Ras Al Kamiah Government, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqer Al Gassmimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Kamiah, aimed at diversifying income by hosting a number of sports, cultural and social events. The 16 year old aspirant driver, sponsored by JBT AeroTech Corporation, a worldwide champion in the aviation support industry, stole the limelight from 12 skilful contestants from across the world in the X30 S ......read more

The non-profit creates a unique opportunity for visually impaired children and their sighted peers to interact and share, furthering its mission to create a truly inclusive society      Sharjah, May 23 2022:  Furthering its mission to empower differently-abled children by creating a more inclusive society for them and providing them with knowledge in accessible formats, Kalimat Foundation, the UAE-based global nonprofit, organised ‘World Feast’, a unique workshop at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), focused on creating more integrated and inclusive communities for the UAE’s young generations.  Organised in partnership ......read more

Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2022 - Al Masaood Automobiles, the flagship arm of Abu Dhabi’s Al Masaood Group, marked its participation in Abu Dhabi’s first Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit (EVIS), with a display of Nissan’s iconic all-electric SUV, the Ariya. This participation comes to complement Al Masaood Automobiles’ efforts to engage with industry leaders and experts to shed light on important topics pertaining to the future plans on e-mobility in the capital. Taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from the 23rd to 25th of May, EVIS, in partnership with Masdar, brings together researchers, engineers, government officials, companies, and EV-relate ......read more

Worth AED 72 million, the project will offer studios, one BHK and two BHK apartments Dubai – May 23, 2022:  Iman Developers, one of the leading luxury residential developers based in Dubai announced the launch of their latest project, the Oxford Terraces in Jumeriah Village Circle (JVC). Valued at approximately AED 72 million, the Oxford Terraces will be the sixth addition to Iman Developers’ residential development project portfolio. The firm has two other projects in the pipeline that are currently in the development stage.  This latest project will add a total of 117 apartments which will comprise 58 studio apartments, 51 one-bedroom units, and 8 two-bedroom un ......read more

Days after ALLEN Career Institute announced a Strategic Partnership, its global arm ALLEN Overseas held the Grand Opening of its two new Academic Centres in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.   Burjuman, 23rd May 2022: Continuing its expansion spree in the GCC, Allen Overseas (ALLEN) has opened two new Academic Centres in the UAE - Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, through which it aims to provide high-quality test-prep coaching to K12 students and help them achieve their highest potential. Reciprocating the students' increasing demand, the institute has launched its biggest centre in Sharjah with a capacity to nurture 1000+ students.   ALLEN Career Institute is India’s most renowne ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2022 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai recently conducted, a virtual informative workshop titled ‘The Distribution of Legislative, Executive and International Powers under Constitutions of Federal States’. Facilitated by Legal Advisor Dr. Faisal Hassan Al Omari, the workshop was attended by a distinguished group of SLC legal professionals, and representatives from 45 government entities in the Emirate of Dubai. Conducting this workshop reflects the SLC keenness on collaborating with all concerned entities in the emirate on providing legal officers in local government entities with the nece ......read more

The certification is the world’s foremost Facilities Management System standard Dubai, UAE, May 23 2022: Global Village has become the first entertainment destination in the Middle East to be awarded the ISO 41001:2018 certification, the world’s first international Facilities Management System (FMS) standard established and published by the International Organization for Standards (ISO). Drawing on international best practice, the new ISO 41001:2018 FMS standard constitutes a benchmark for developing and driving an effective strategic, tactical and operational Facilities Management (FM) regime.  With an increasing emphasis on efficient and productive integrated fac ......read more

• The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival offered more than 1,900 activities to advance knowledge and stimulate creativity in young learners of all age groups  • Hosted the world’s first International Booksellers Conference to connect and empower retailers and distributors worldwide      Ahmed Al Ameri: We continue on our journey of leaving a lasting and global impact of SCRF year on year as envisioned by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.      Sharjah, May 23, 2022   Over 12 days, the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) took more than 112,350 visitors of all age groups and ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 23rd, 2022: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced that CEO Fahad Al Hassawi was conferred with the Top CEO Award as one of the top CEOs in the Telecom, Tech & Media category at the Top CEO Awards 2022.  Widely recognized as a leading figure in the industry, Fahad Al Hassawi is responsible for overseeing telecom operations of du's digital lifestyle and innovation divisions, overseeing infrastructure development, technology and network investment, and continued 5G rollout. He is committed to driving innovation, accelerating digital transformation, and creating a fearless and industry-leading telecommunications organi ......read more

ABU DHABI, 22nd May, 2022 (WAM) -- The first edition of the International Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries was launched today as part of the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2022) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the Congress highlighted the current trends in the Arabic publishing and content industry, while facilitating dialogue between stakeholders, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs across their various creative platforms. The Congress welcomed Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the Interna ......read more

- Kia will establish its first manufacturing facility dedicated to producing electric Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs)   - Kia’s foray into the PBV sector is a pivotal step outlined in the company’s Plan S strategy, with the ultimate aim to become a global leader in sustainable mobility solutions - Construction of new facility to begin in the first half of 2023; production to start in the second half of 2025 - The facility will feature the company’s pioneering ‘E-FOREST’ smart manufacturing ecosystem, driven by data, connectivity, robotics technologies    (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) May 23, 2022 – Kia Corporation, which is ......read more

Dubai – 23,  May 2022: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received an Uzbekistani delegation headed by Akmalkhuja Mavlonov, Chairperson of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and H.E. Abdulaziz Urolboevich Akkulov – Uzbekistani Ambassador to the UAE. The delegation included a number of senior Uzbek officials in customs, transport, trade, and investment sectors. A number of executive directors and heads of departments at Dubai Customs attended the meeting.  Musabih highlighted the strong ties between the UAE and Uzbekistan and Dubai customs’ efforts to enhanc ......read more

Photos From the Last Day of the 13th Edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2022, at the Sharjah Expo. ...read more

Joseph Michael, who assisted 20 new writers launch their careers in Sharjah since September, says the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is a key platform to connect with the UAE’s emerging literary talents   Sharjah, May 22, 2022  Joseph Michael is a man on a mission. Since opening shop last September as a small-time publisher in Sharjah, he has helped launch the careers of more than 20 new authors already. But that’s not all, he says, after what turned out to be a ‘momentous first commercial outing’ for him at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF).   “I am not stopping here obviously, and I am just abou ......read more

Sharjah, May 22, 2022 The Mexican Board on Books for Young People was celebrated as the Guest of Honour of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) at the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which runs at Expo Centre Sharjah which under the theme ‘Create Creativity’. Marwa Al Aqroubi, President of UAEBBY, received Counsellor Federico Chabaud, Deputy Head of Mission at the Mexican Consulate in Dubai, at UAEBBY’s pavilion, where he was briefed on the council’s efforts in advancing children’s literature. The Mexican delegation also included renowned author Antonio Malpica, recipient of 23 local and international awards; Mari ......read more

The charismatic ‘Book Doctor’ from London, who hula hoops while reading or multitasks while listening to audio books, was at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2022  Sharjah, May 22, 2022 If your children do not want to wash their hands or are being bullied, London-based bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud has an anti-dote in the form of a book she has co-authored with Susan Elderkin titled The Story Cure. The charismatic Book Doctor was speaking on “What is Bibliotherapy and How can it help you?” at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2022, in Expo Centre Sharjah. While The Story Cure is a manual for grown-ups to help their child ......read more

At Social Media Café at Expo Centre Sharjah, young girls and boys also explored the art of filming and production  Sharjah, May 22, 2022:  A group of young girls and boys have deftly put into use their newly acquired skills gained at an interactive workshop on videography and storytelling at the13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), to create videos about their experiences at the festival. Led by technical engineer Abram Thackyil, the workshop held at the Social Media Café highlighted the importance of story angles in the art of videography on social media and provided a step-by-step guide to filming, producing, and publishing videos.   “W ......read more

Schoolchildren imbibe valuable tips in craftsmanship as they learn to make intricate paper falcons with movable wings   Sharjah, May 22, 2022:  Young artists gained invaluable lessons in quality craftsmanship at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) at the Falcon Puppet workshop where they learnt the art of making intricate paper falcons with movable wings. Participants made their own versions of the UAE’s national bird and its wings, crafted separately, were fixed with a split pin to allow free movement of each joint around a pivot.  “It looks like a real falcon in flight!” exclaimed seven-year-old Baha Skaik, who was most ......read more

Lebanese cartoonist Samer Nehme shows how to string together thoughts into a storyline in hour-long workshop at the dedicated comics corner of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, May 22, 2022  Young students grabbed a unique opportunity to create their own, personalised comic book page at the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF( 2022.  The hour-long Shaping a Comic Page session organised at SCRF’s Comics Corner and led by Lebanese artist Samer Nehme taught aspiring caricaturists and illustrators aged 10 – 14 how to string together thoughts into a storyline.  “The most important thing for child ......read more

Three authors reinforce how books integrated with modern teaching methodologies encourage ‘learning with passion’ at a panel discussion Sharjah, May 22, 2022: Three children’s educators have highlighted the importance of blending science and technology in children’s books to encourage learning with passion at an insightful discussion titled ‘Pages of Science’, held at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) at Expo Centre Sharjah.  Award-winning STEM-friendly picture books author, Shanda McCloskey, children’s book writer Dr. Fadia Daas, and Emirati poet and novelist Asmaa al-Zarouni, discussed how books integrated with ......read more

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Young visitors and parents pay rich tributes to annual event for continuing to enhance its unique cultural legacy over the years Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  Parents and young visitors at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) have paid rich tributes to the region’s largest event of its kind for continuing its legacy of being “more just than a literary festival”.  “I have been coming here with my family every year since 2017 and I find that it gets more fascinating with each passing year,” said Egyptian Mostafa Saad, 37, a software engineer, who took time out of his busy schedule to visit SCRF 2022 at Expo Centre Sharjah w ......read more

Dr Alyazia Alsuwaidi, Emirati founder of Alfulk Translation and Publishing, says Arabic translation is crucial in raising intercultural awareness among young readers Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  “Translation is a responsibility, because it represents a culture through its literature,” said Alyazia Khalifa Alsuwaidi, the Emirati writer and illustrator who founded Alfulk Translation and Publishing and which is exhibiting a diverse collection of translated books in Arabic for young readers at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF).  The halls of Expo Centre Sharjah, where the festival is running until May 22, have transformed into a veritable ......read more

At the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, the popular TV host demonstrates an easy fruity dessert for moms and children to prepare and savour Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  “All the fruit I eat has to help me survive,” underlined celebrated chef Sally Bee, who has survived five cardiac attacks owing to a heart condition she was born with. The London-based TV presenter and best-selling author of six cookbooks on healthy cooking was at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2022 in Expo Centre Sharjah to present a selection of her healthy recipes – such as the Orange and Peach Filo Parcels.  Fruits should be both healthy and tasty, she de ......read more

Patrick Njoroge Wachira and Devi Vaishnavi share inspirational stories of their accomplishments at the Kids’ Creative Café at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, May 21, 2022Child prodigies, brilliant young innovators, and budding intellectuals in the fields of science and literature, came together at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) to host a series of talks and share stories of their accomplishments in a bid to urge their peers to pursue their dreams and realise their full potential.  Held at the Kids’ Creative Café at Expo Centre Sharjah, the talks featured young philanthropist Patrick Njoroge Wachira from Kenya, among others.  Pa ......read more

The region’s largest festival for children and young adults is making sure to catch readers at the youngest possible age with its offering of titles suitable for newborns    Sharjah, May 21, 2022  Two white baby ducks surrounded by darkness waddle towards its black-hued mother duck standing in daylight – these are not real ducks but pages from a board book that introduces new-born babies to colours at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2022 running at Expo Centre Sharjah till May 22. It educates parents that it is never too early to start babies on books, provided they start with black and white to help their eyes adjust to the big wide ......read more

The agreement will see the online portal provide IT development services to the charitable association Riyadh, KSA, 19 April 2022: Zamzam.com, the online portal facilitating Umrah booking services in the region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. The MoU aims to help develop the Information Technology Unit at the association and was signed by the CEO of Zamzam.com, Mr. Omar Siraj Akbar, and Mr. Hisham Abderrahman Shilly, Vice Chairman of the Board of the AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. As part of its commitment to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to provide support to the society, and wi ......read more

Sharjah, May 20, 2022:   HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), received and welcomed HE Francisco J. Chacón Hernández, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to the UAE, at the ongoing 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), where they discussed the Central American country’s participation in the upcoming 41st edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).   The two sides explored ways to advance cooperation in cultural and knowledge sectors and enhance and exchange expertise. They also shared their visions of the future of the publishing sector and discussed effective strategies to ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2022 - The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the Global Knowledge Partner of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will be participating in the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held from May 23 to May 29, 2022, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC). The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair represents an important knowledge and cultural umbrella that brings together the leaders of the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, attracting more than 150,000 visitors yearly. The Foundation's participation comes as part of its strategy to support knowledge sources regionally and globally, strength ......read more

17 EPA members showcase a bouquet of titles in diverse genres under the Manassah project at 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  Young visitors are flocking to the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) stand at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) where under its Manassah platform, the entity is showcasing a bouquet of titles in diverse genres by Emirati publishers.  Amongst the popular books at EPA’ stand, targeting children of all age groups, includes   Scribbles, a creative narrative of UAE’s cultural, heritage and historical monuments; Life Is Beautiful, offering insights and solutions ......read more

Sharjah, 20 May 2022:  Two attention grabbing, towering tree mascots with twisting branches crowned with a canopy of leaves are wandering the halls of the Sharjah Expo Centre where the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is taking place until May 22. Crowds of children and families are seen trailing behind these otherworldly creatures, while some children are brave enough to walk up to them seeking a friendly handshake.  With their human-like appearance, the walking trees seek to inspire empathy and respect for nature and the environment in children, in order to raise awareness about their importance to the future of our planet.  ...read more

From board books to novels, Deen Square’s booth at SCRF is a delight to visit Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  “It was a dark night and there was a big bad storm. The people on the ship had to throw off all their things to make the ship lighter…. they had to throw off one man too. They didn’t want it to be Yunus but his name kept coming up, like when you do eeny meeny miny mo.”  The above excerpt from Love for the Prophets tantalisingly illustrated by Tugrul Karacan is a peep into the delightful narrative style of Zanib Mian that is sure to capture the hearts of young Muslim children. This and Migo & Ali: The A-Z of Islam on display at the booth of ......read more

The Kenyan writer, known for his book Sabina and the Mystery of the Ogre, addressed a packed Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival audience of students  Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  Award-winning Kenyan children’s author Christopher Okemwa inspired young visitors to the 13th annual Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) to read “more books and become wiser”.  Addressing a packed audience of UAE’s school students and teachers during an SCRF students session, the lecturer of poetry and drama at Kisii University, Kenya, regaled his young fans with excerpts from his stories.  “Books are the windows to the world,” he said ......read more

Publishers from around the globe collectively opine that the SCRF platform creates incredible business opportunities for them    Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  On the heels of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, directing the allocation of AED 2.5 million for the purchase of books from the 139 publishers attending the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) this year, an interview with some of them has revealed the incredible business opportunity the festival’s platform has created for them, directly linking publishers with thousands of readers of all age groups.   Hani Kreidieh and his w ......read more

Celebrity Arab chef Nidal Albrihi unveils the secrets of creamy shrimp fettucine and Musakhan rolls as part of a special masterclass at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  Young foodies and budding chefs at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) took their culinary skills to a new level with a masterclass in a range of delicious and healthy meal preparations under the tutelage of celebrity Arab chef Nidal Albrihi.   The Jordanian-born reality TV star, began the 45-minute-long cookery session by first unveiling the secrets of flavoursome Musakhan rolls before whipping up glasses of mixed berry smoothie and serving up a platter of creamy shrimp fet ......read more

*What are the specifications and quality of the bags covered by the decision? The tariff will be applied to all single-use bags used to carry goods at the point of purchase according to the following specifications: Each bag is less than 57 micrometers thick Includes bags made of plastic, paper, biodegradable plastic and plant-based biodegradable materials *Does the store have to abide by the 25 Fils per bag tariff? All stores must apply a tariff of 25 Fils for each single-use bag, and a different tariff can be placed on sustainable (reusable) alternatives if provided by the store. *Can paper bags be used as a free alternative? The tariff applies to all single-use bags for ......read more

Dubai, 20 May, 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of Dubai Air Navigation Services, visiting the stall of Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) after inaugurating the 21st edition of Airport Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness was briefed on dans achievements and collaborations with other stakeholders in addition to its future development roadmap and accelerating forward looking in across the 3 pillars people, technology and strategic collaborations. ...read more

Zamzam.com launches B2C options to its portal A seamless booking experience with exclusive packages and services available directly to travelers ​ Riyadh, KSA, 12 April 2022: Planning an Umrah trip could quickly turn into a daunting task given the many aspects that are involved. From booking flights and accommodations to ground transfers, the entire process could prove to be more than one person can handle. With this in mind, Zamzam.com, an online platform for Umrah travels, in joint venture with TBO.COM, one of the leading global travel distributions platforms in the world, is proud to announce that Zamzam.com is now the first OTA platform that offers B2C visa services ......read more

• The MoUs are based on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and rail operations   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 19 May 2022: Etihad Rail signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Renfe, Spain’s national railway operator; High Speed 1, the first high-speed railway in United Kingdom (UK); and GB Railfreight, the British rail freight company. The MoUs are based on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and operations. This comes as part of Etihad Rail’s efforts for developing railway services as part of the UAE National Railways Programme.   The MoUs wer ......read more

Participation to promote the Library's services prior to its inauguration Dubai, UAE 20, May 2022:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, one of the most ambitious cultural and knowledge-development initiatives in the Arab world, has confirmed its participation in the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 23-29 May 2022. This participation aims to raise awareness about the library’s mandate, its facilities and services. It also highlights MBRL’s upcoming leading role in shaping the future of the UAE's cultural landscape through providing access to a pool of literal, scientific and intellectual resources c ......read more

Dubai, UAE - 19 May 2022: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced new dates for the 22nd edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards. The ceremony, which was due to be held on May 20 and 21, and then postponed to July following late UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's demise, is now slated to be held on June 2, 3, and 4 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. As per the official release, Laser Book News IIFA Rocks, co-presented by NEXA will be held on Friday, June 3. The NEXA IIFA Awards, co-presented by Laser Book News will be held the following day on Saturday, June 4. The star-studded weekend in Abu Dhabi will see several superstars take to the stage. While ......read more

The most capable 4x4 family will grow with the introduction of the New Defender 130, designed for shared adventures with up to eight occupants   • Global debut: New 8-seat Defender 130 will be revealed on 31 May 2022 • Shared adventures: First images preview the New 8-seat Defender, designed for shared exploration and adventures across any terrain • Find out more: Sign up for updates at www.landrover.com/vehicles/defender/ • Be the first: Order books open in line with reveal on 31 May   Thursday 19 May 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Epic all-terrain adventures for up to eight will be possible when New Defender 130 breaks cover on ......read more

Comes equipped with 66W SuperCharge capability and ultra-large screen with super narrow bezel design   UAE, 19th May 2022: Further expanding the HONOR X series portfolio, global technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of HONOR X9 5G in United Arab Emirates. After the success of recently launched HONOR X7, with HONOR X9 HONOR brings users extraordinary charging speeds, an ultra large screen with super narrow bezels, all-round powerful performance, and a sleek and stylish design, all at an affordable price point. Equipped with a 4800mAh   large capacity battery, the HONOR X9 5G delivers long-lasting, worry-free battery life for uninterrupted use, alongside 66W HONO ......read more

• Professional skills critical for the sanitary industry • GROHE to support WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 as part of extended partnership • Another important building block in the brand’s efforts to counteract the shortage of skilled labor in sanitary industry   19 May, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2022 – GROHE has joined WorldSkills International, a global platform to raise the profile and recognition of skilled people, as its newest Global Partner.    GROHE first supported the skill competition, Plumbing and Heating, in WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Now as a Global Partner, GROHE will extend its support to WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 and as a ......read more

The brand unveiled its new global motto ‘Live Your Best’ in the region and aims to grow its market share with locally-focused innovative solutions that boost consumer ‘wellbeing’ by aiding healthy and hygienic living    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) restated its commitment to MEA market expansion and consumer wellbeing at its regional convention, held in Dubai, that unveiled the brand’s new global motto - “Live Your Best”. The new slogan embodies Panasonic’s commitment to providing solutions that make life simpler, safer, healthier, and more enjoyable for the customers help ......read more

19 May 2022:  In line with Samsung Electronics’ efforts to continuously coordinate with global markets on growth strategies, and the latest industry trends while also highlighting product launches and remarkable milestones, TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Electronics’ MX (Mobile eXperience) Business, visited the MENA region where he met with the senior MENA executives of Samsung’s markets in Morocco.   During the visit, TM Roh commended the achievements of the MENA markets in the mobile division including the significant leap in sales for the S22 series and its sustainability vision.  In his comments, TM Roh said “Our vision is to becom ......read more

QNET’s luxury Swiss watchmaker introduces four new watches in its new Empire Collection Dubai - 20, May 2022: Bernhard H. Mayer, QNET’s luxury Swiss watch and jewellery brand has revealed a new collection of luxury watches, titled ‘Empire – The Measure of a Moment’. The presentation and function of this new collection of timepieces are designed to reflect the synthesis of the Swiss watchmaker’s enduring tradition of excellence and modern innovation. Like all Bernhard H. Mayer watches, the Empire collection is versatile, adapting to the personality of the wearer and it is designed to be functional, yet elegant, serving its wearer on any occas ......read more

BCC Group International, one of the largest manpower services companies in the UAE, has embarked on a major expansion into Real Estate development and Facility Management after successfully diversifying its activities into construction, interior fit-out, transport services etc. BCC, operating in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and India, is also looking at expanding operations to other parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. “The real estate industry is in for another boom after the Covid-19 pandemic-induced slowdown and we want to take advantage of the conducive situation with a forward integration strategy,” said Amjad Sithara, Founder Chairman of BCC Gr ......read more

Photos From the Ninth Day of the 13th Edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2022, at the Sharjah Expo. ...read more

The Policy is to serve all its shareholders and loyalty program (Tamayaz) gold card members  Dubai, UAE:  H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, announced the most recent Union Coop’s policy by launching an initiative in which it pledges to all its customers - shareholders and holders of GOLD Tamayaz Card Holders, to match purchase prices from Union Coop with other competitors in Dubai market. Pointing out that the difference amount will be returned to the consumer under certain conditions that are followed and studied by the cooperative by adding the difference amount in the Tamayaz card that was used at the time of purchase.  This announce ......read more

Interactive workshops at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  are aimed at fostering a safe and positive school environment Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  The Child Safety Department (CSD) in Sharjah, an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA),  is helping raise awareness of the crucial issue of bullying through a series of interactive workshops at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) at Expo Centre Sharjah.  To fulfil its mission of ensuring the psychological and physical wellbeing of children and upholding their right to protection from harm, CSD’s workshops at SCRF 2022 are imparting effectiv ......read more

13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival hosts edutech companies from around the world, encourages e-learning Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  E-learning is under the spotlight at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) where education technology companies from around the world are accelerating the adoption of state-of-the-art digital tools to make knowledge more accessible and supplement learning in school.  Amongst the exhibitors integrating edutech solutions at the festival are Rainbow Chimney Educational Aids, which is offering an app that renders the contents of children’s books in 3D while the Kids in Action nursery is equipped with sophis ......read more

Insightful workshop hosted at the Social Media Station provides a simple, accessible step-by-step guide to the marketplace of digital collectibles Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are under the spotlight at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), where the ever-popular Social Media Station is hosting two expert-led workshops demystifying the thriving digital phenomenon that is transforming the art world.   NFT artist Magda Malkoun provided a step-by-step guide of how to mint NFTs, while breaking down the various terms associated with the world of digital assets in clear and lucid language at the workshop titled, ‘How to Become a ......read more

The talented young American, who has illustrated non-fiction, biographies apart from picture story books, gave tips on drawing and writing to her young fans at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  Ideas are everywhere and you just have to be open to seeing them, remarked American author-illustrator Vashti Harrison as she showed her young audience at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2022 how she drew Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. on the skin of half a green apple. The 13th edition of SCRF, running in Expo Centre Sharjah until May 22, has the theme ‘Create Creativity’.  “I just do that all the tim ......read more

Dubai – 19, May 2022:  Customs training center at Dubai Customs launched “Training Doses” initiative, which aims to raise the efficiency of inspection in line with the best international practices. It will also help in consolidating controls and fight against all customs violations, including smuggling. The Training Doses targets 500 inspection officers, and has already benefited 40 inspectors in its initial stage.     The training doses initiative came in line with Dubai Customs’ strategic plan, which focuses on developing human cadres, especially those working in inspection, and enrolling them in specialized training courses on the latest m ......read more

Mohammad Al Kitbi: "We aim to provide a workplace that encourages employees to innovate and achieve the highest productivity levels in an atmosphere of harmony, interaction, and team spirit UAE – 19 May 2022: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) honored the Telecommunications and Digital Government Authority (TDRA), represented in the Human Resources Department, for successfully implementing the Foundational Human Resources Practitioner Certificate Program, the first of its type in the region. The Foundational Human Resources Practitioner Certificate Program aims to build skills necessary to manage human cadres, being the capital of any entity that seeks t ......read more

The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is offering an array of free, expert-led lessons focused on developing children physically, mentally and emotionally  Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  Young girls on a school field trip at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) tested their strength, balance and flexibility during a therapeutic early-morning ‘Yoga Balance’ session held in the sports workshop space at the festival venue this week.  SCRF’s diverse programming features a wide range of physical exercise classes alongside its cultural agenda to encourage children to adopt healthy habits and stay active from an early age.  ......read more

Hotel establishments generate AED 11 billion in revenues with a 20% growth compared to the same period in 2019   80% hotel occupancy rate among the highest, globally Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2022: H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises and Chairman of the UAE Tourism Council, revealed that the UAE’s tourism sector achieved a new growth milestone in Q1 2022, underlining its competitiveness at both regional and global levels. H.E. attributed the sector’s latest achievement to the unlimited support and directives of the UAE’s wise leadership and its interest in this vital sector, which is deemed one o ......read more

Beirut-based publisher Dar Al Saqi brings an array of children’s books to educate young readers at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival on critical social issues Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  The 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is raising awareness among children about the need to challenge stereotypes, the value of compassion, and other social issues through engaging stories brought to the 12-day festival by Dar Al Saqi, the Beirut-based imprint of Al Saqi Books in London. The titles displayed by the publisher provide early education on socially conscious topics. Founded in 1984, the bookshop and publishing house is dedicated to supporting ......read more

• Almeida stays at the head of the GC •   Fernando Gaviria sprinted to 2nd place on Stage 11 of the Giro D’Italia, just being beaten by half a wheel length on the fast, flat run in to the line on a day which took the riders from Santarcangelo di Romagna to Reggio Emilia (203km).   The flattest road stage of the race with just 369 metres of climbing, the mid-point of the day featured some echelons as wind swept the open plains. The elastic of the peloton would not snap and the bunch came back together after reeling in a lone attack by Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix).   Maximiliano Richeze stormed to the front of the bunch in the last 600m wit ......read more

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