DXB to welcome around 65,000 COP28 invited delegates from across the globe
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 December 2023: Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s largest international hub, Dubai International (DXB), is ensuring a seamless and exceptional guest experience for visitors that have started arriving for the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, COP28, being held in Dubai for the first time.
Dubai Airports, in collaborating with stakeholders and service providers, is elevating services across touchpoints to host approximately 65,000 delegates invited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a majority of whom will travel through DXB. Hosted during DXB’s busiest season, resources are being optimised through cross-utilisation between terminals, ......read more
Dubai, November 30, 2023: Emirates Post Group Company (EPG) is proud to announce the launch of two exclusive commemorative stamps sets, the ‘COP28 Official Edition’ and the ‘COP28 Youth Edition’, marking the United Arab Emirate’s hosting of the 28th annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 2023 (COP28). These unique stamps sets symbolize the profound significance of COP28 and underscore the UAE's leadership in climate action.
The ‘COP28 Official Edition Stamps’ set, designed in collaboration with COP28, reaffirms the UAE's leadership in addressing climate change through the hosting of significant international events such as COP28. It also serves as a testament to the Group’s commitment to environmental conservation.
The second ......read more
• Aquagrain has developed a unique soil enhancing technology that enables crops to be grown in arid land, sandy soils or pots using up to 50% less water and inorganic fertilisers
• Project will see the first-ever commercial scale Aquagrain production facility built in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 1st December: Tadweer (Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company) has announced a $2.5m pilot project with Aquagrain, a company which has developed a unique soil enhancing technology that harnesses organic waste to enable crops to be grown in arid land, sandy soils or pots using up to 50 percent less water and inorganic fertilisers.
Aquagrain’s innovative method converts organic food industry waste into a biodegradable polymer that absorbs and releases water, thus serving as food and drink ......read more
A high-level Russian sports delegation visited Hamdan Sports Complex, which is affiliated to Dubai Sports Council, to review the great abilities & distinctive facilities of this grand sports Complex, the biggest of its kind in the region.
Hamdan Sports Complex has become a favorite world destination for clubs & national teams from all over the world to organize training camps in various sports.
The delegation comprised several prominent official persons in the various Russian sports corporations & entities; top of them are: Antonov Anton Valerievich, Senior Advisor to the Presidential Office for facilitating the activities of the State Council in the Russian Federation / Barano Anton Yuryevich, the Russian Assistant Minister of Sport / Kasimov Ibrahim Shukhratovich, the CEO & Secretary General of the ......read more
Latifa bint Mohammed: Honouring the Sacrifices of Our Nation’s Martyrs
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Member of the Dubai Council, highlighted the solemn reverence of Commemoration Day, a day dedicated to remembering the brave martyrs and devoted sons of the nation who valiantly gave their lives for its safety and sovereignty. She expressed: “Commemoration Day stands as a beacon of honour in our nation’s history. It is a day to express our deep appreciation and gratitude towards the martyrs of the UAE, whose memories are in our collective thoughts, and to their families who instilled in them the love of the homeland and strengthened in them the values of loyalty and belonging. We draw strength and determination from our martyrs, the ......read more
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) delivered desperately needed food to more than 120,000 people in Gaza during the initial pause in fighting but has reiterated that the supplies it was able to provide were woefully inadequate to address the level of hunger seen by staff in the UN shelters and communities.
“Thanks to the pause, our teams have been in action on the ground, going into areas we haven't reached for a long time. What we see is catastrophic. There’s a risk of famine and starvation on our watch and to prevent it, we need to be able to bring in food at scale and distribute it safely,” said WFP’s Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe Region, Corinne Fleischer. “Six days is simply not enough to provide all the assistance needed. The people of Gaza have to eat every day, not ......read more
Charitable second-hand clothes chain follows up Dh100,000 donation to Emirates Red Crescent Tarahum with fundraising approval and pledge to donate all profits to Gaza
Dubai, UAE; November 29th, 2023 – Thrift for Good, one of Dubai’s most-loved second-hand clothing stores with shops on Palm Jumeirah and in the Times Square Centre, today announced it will donate 100 per cent of the profits from its two outlets to help the victims of the war in Palestine.
Founded in February 2020, Thrift For Good rehomes preloved items to reduce waste in Dubai and help children around the world. Earlier this month, founder Jennifer Sault confirmed the company donated Dh100,000 to the Emirates Red Crescent Tarahum campaign. Now, having secured fundraising approval from the UAE Government’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 29 November 2023: His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs at the Presidential Court, and Chairman of Etihad Rail, has witnessed the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between Etihad Rail, developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, and ADNOC. The agreement aims to establish railway services between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah region.
In the presence of His Excellency Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, the agreement was signed at ADNOC Headquarters by His Excellency Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Saif Al Falahi, Executive Vice President, Group Business Support & Special Tasks at ADNOC.
His Highness Sheikh ......read more
Designing the future is an inherent characteristic of Emiratis,’ says AI minister during his opening keynote at the Dubai Future Forum 2023
Dubai-UAE: 27 November 2023 – His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, and Deputy Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, today said the UAE has become a world within a country, rather than being a country in the world, thanks to the vision of its founding fathers.
Addressing the Dubai Future Forum, HE said designing the future is an inherent characteristic of Emiratis. The country’s capacity to shape the future stems from confident, human-centric visions that began with the country’s founding fathers and are continued today by its leadership, he said.
“The UAE ......read more
The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation organized the first strategic retreat to discuss the indicators of its strategic plan for the years 2021-2025, in the presence of directors of departments and divisions and second-level employees, at the Queen Elizabeth II Hotel (QE2), with the aim of identifying all factors related to the follow-up review, update and application of the PCFC strategic plan.
H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, pointed out the importance of reviewing the strategic plan and developing it periodically in line with the latest local and global developments that affect the conduct of operations, and updating initiatives and projects that keep pace with government directions and national strategies launched by Dubai, which are compatible with the operational ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2023: Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced the start of construction of a pilot plant to convert bauxite residue, a waste stream from alumina refining, into manufactured soil.
The pilot plant is thought to be the first-of-its-kind in the world.
Construction follows five years of scientific research & development by EGA and a consortium of global research partners, which led to a breakthrough in the re-use of one of the aluminium industry’s most challenging waste streams. EGA has spent the last year on detailed engineering work.
The pilot plant will use EGA’s proprietary technology to neutralise caustic bauxite residue into an environmentally benign raw material in hours, instead of ......read more
Dubai Customs' Strategic Surge Aligns with "D33" Economic Agenda, Fueled by Cutting-edge Technology and a Commitment to Enhancing Global Trade Facilitation
Dubai – 19 November 2023: Dubai Customs has experienced significant growth in its customs transactions, with a robust 13% increase, totaling 21.6 million transactions during the first nine months of this year. This surge contrasts with the 19 million transactions recorded during the same period last year. The upswing aligns with the targets of Dubai’s economic agenda "D33," which seeks to double foreign trade and establish new trade routes, connecting Dubai with 400 additional cities worldwide.
H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, emphasized that Dubai Customs is in ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 17 November 2023 - Strategic Development Fund (SDF), an Abu Dhabi strategic investment firm, finalized and signed an agreement to exit and unwind Aeroter PTE LTD its partnership with Russian Helicopters related to development of the VRT500 Helicopter and VRT300 UAV programs.
In November 2020, SDF and Russian Helicopters entered into a partnership in Singapore through Aeroter PTE LTD to develop the VRT500 single engine Co-axial helicopter and VRT300 Co-axial UAV which was being developed through its subsidiary VRT in Moscow.
Following the international crisis in early 2022, SDF paused any further investments in Russia to assure compliance with international sanctions. In addition, SDF initiated discussions and negotiations with Russian Helicopters to unwind the partnership, in order to have the option to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2023: The Federal Geographic Information Center (FGIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) during the fourth day of the Dubai Airshow 2023, furthering cooperation in developing geospatial information aligned with international standards. The agreement aims to support sustainable development goals and elevate the UAE's global standing.
The MoU was signed in the presence of His Excellency Hamed Khamis Al Kaabi, Director General of the FGIC; His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA; and a number of officials from both parties.
The MoU outlines the development of a national platform for geospatial information, enabling various concerned parties at the state level to access accurate data and information in ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 15 November 2023 – EDGE entity, ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, today announced that it has signed an AED 487 million contract to supply RASH 2M and RASH 2H guidance kits for mortars and other in-house designed payloads to the Ministry of Defence. The high-precision guided munition systems used across a wide range of military applications.
Juma Al Kaabi, CEO, ADASI said: “At ADASI, we are continuously strengthening our foundations and building in-house capabilities to deliver advanced products and solutions, through which we aim to empower defence forces, protect lives, and safeguard national interests. This agreement further expands our alliance with the Ministry of Defence, and underscores our drive to leverage advanced technologies to enable a more secure ......read more
- Sultan Butti bin Mejren: Today, we are collaborating with our strategic partners to ensure the competitive advantage of Dubai’s real estate market and its enduring growth.
- The efforts align with the ambitious goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 and the Dubai Urban Plan 2040 to establish excellence as a steadfast objective for the present and future of the emirate.
- The workshop highlighted four domains: Attracting Global Institutional Investors, Real Estate Technology Leaps, Successful Communities of the Future and Innovative Finance Solutions.
- DLD reaffirmed its commitment to creating a roadmap for translating the workshop outcomes into tangible results and actionable steps in the field.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 November 2023: In line with the transformative initiatives undertaken by Dubai, ......read more
Dubai, 15 November 2023: Preparations are in full swing as the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) gears up for the 5th edition of the ‘Legislative Week”, scheduled from November 20 to 23, 2023. The flagship event will be held at both the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library and the SLC’s premises in the Dubai Design District. The Legislative Week 2023 will witness the participation of legal experts and keynote speakers from the SLC and its strategic partners engaged in government work.
Through this event, the SLC is set to provide an enriching platform for fostering legal knowledge and enhancing legislative awareness. The Legislative Week is aimed at facilitating exchange of valuable legislative insights and experiences among legislators and legal ......read more
Al Owais: UAE’s health sector is on track to strengthen prevention of noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes.
Dubai 13th, November 2023: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, stressed that the UAE has made remarkable achievements in combating non-communicable diseases, particularly diabetes.
Speaking on World Diabetes Day, observed annually on November 14th, Al Owais emphasized that the UAE is committed to integrating future health services and smart systems, aligning with sustainable development goals in the health sector, to enhance the quality of life in the UAE, ensuring community well-being, safety, and happiness.
The minister underscored that MoHAP is working hand in hand with other health authorities nationwide to bolster a preventive health approach to curtail the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2023: To reinforce transparency within the real estate market and promote adherence to relevant laws and regulations, Dubai Land Department (DLD) is committed to providing property owners with accessible resources. The official list of accredited companies and valuation offices is available on DLD’s official website (dubailand.gov.ae) and the Dubai REST app, all compliant with the prerequisites for implementing corporate tax per Decree Law No. 47 of 2022. These directives are thoughtfully designed to guide companies in preventing potential legal or financial infractions, thereby supporting continuous growth and contributing to the development and prosperity of Dubai’s real estate sector.
To ensure a fair and transparent approach concerning assets and liabilities and to streamline ......read more
Dubai – 12 November 023: The requests for deposit claim refunds processed by Dubai Customs have seen a substantial 22% increase in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year, totaling 994,000 claims with a value of 6.8 billion dirhams. Yousef Al-Hashimi, (Acting) Executive Director, Customer Management Division, confirmed that Dubai Customs has experienced a significant uptick in transactions across various categories, aligning with Dubai's economic agenda and primary objectives that prioritize fostering an ideal investment environment to strengthen Dubai's economic resilience through innovative approaches that contribute to sustainable growth. He also emphasized that Dubai Customs' advanced innovations and systems are driving automation and streamlining deposit claim processes to support ......read more
Strategic Vision Aims for Emirati Youth Leadership and Global Innovation, Aligning with National Agendas and Future Development Goals
Dubai – 10 November 2023: The Youth Council of Dubai Customs has adopted the strategic plan for 2023-2024, which outlines ambitious goals and innovative ideas aligned with the future directions of the United Arab Emirates. The plan aims to showcase the Emirati model in empowering and enhancing the roles of youth for continued leadership in development. In their recent meeting, the council discussed a series of quality events and initiatives, connecting them to the council's plan, the Federal Youth Foundation's 2020-2025 strategy, and Dubai Customs' 2021-2026 strategy.
Saeed Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Youth Council of Dubai Customs, expressed that the council represents promising ......read more
The achievement highlights the commitment of Dubai Municipality to enhance sustainability of its human resources and their readiness for the future as part of the Emiratization policy
Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2023: Dubai Municipality won first place at the GCC GOV HR Awards 2023, under the category of the Best Emiratization Initiative in the GCC region. The award comes in recognition of the Municipality’s commitment to attracting Emirati cadres, developing their practical and specialized skills, and retaining talents, as part of the government’s directives within the framework of the Emiratization policy of Dubai.
Aisha Al Hammadi, Director of Human Resources Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “Securing the first place at the GCC GOV HR Award 2023 marks a pioneering recognition of Dubai ......read more
Dubai 07 November 2023: Dubai Customs was recently recognized with the Excellence in Innovation Award in the Enterprise Connected View category by the international organization "Open Group." This accolade was presented during a virtual awards ceremony, highlighting Dubai Customs as an exemplary role model among customs authorities on a global scale.
The "Open Group," headquartered in the United States, specializes in leading and advancing technical standards and certifications. With over 900 members encompassing information technology suppliers, users, academics, and consultants from various fields worldwide, it plays a pivotal role in shaping industry practices.
The award ceremony brought together thought leaders in enterprise design, innovation, and excellence from diverse corners of the globe. The event not ......read more
Fine-grained basalt tool is 51.3cm long and likely more than 200,000 years old
Appears to be the world’s largest ‘hand axe’ dating to the Lower-Middle Palaeolithic period
Royal Commission for AlUla’s research teams are continuing to unlock ancient mysteries
AlUla, Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2023: A team of researchers working in AlUla, north-west Saudi Arabia, has discovered what is likely to be the largest stone ‘hand axe’ artefact found anywhere in the world. Initial field assessment suggests that this giant artefact dates to the Lower-Middle Palaeolithic period and is over 200,000 years old.
The hand axe was discovered by an international team of archaeologists working with The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), directed by Dr Ömer ......read more
November 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: SH Capital has appointed Her Excellency Sheikha Moaza Obaid Suhail Buti Al Maktoum as the Chairperson leading the Board of Directors.
Speaking on the announcement, Mohit Davar, Co-founder of Stanhope Group, said, "It is with great honour and delight that we welcome HE Sheikha Moaza Al Maktoum as Chairperson of the SH Capital Board. We thank her for graciously accepting this appointment. Her exceptional leadership skills, visionary outlook, ambition, and drive are a testament to her stature which has earned her immense renown not only in Dubai but also globally.
With her appointment, we are confident in the trajectory of continued growth and advancement towards delivering market-leading and consumer-focused solutions. She serves as an inspiration and motivator to ......read more
Anticipating 85 Million Annual Passengers, Dubai's Innovative Customs Systems Redefine Travel Experience
Dubai – 05 November 2023: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, emphasized that Dubai Customs is keeping up with the outstanding performance of the tourism sector in Dubai by providing smart systems and skilled officers to facilitate travelers. He noted that Dubai International Airport has seen a significant increase in passenger traffic during the first half of 2023 (41.6 million passengers), with expectations to reach 85 million passengers by the end of the year. This calls for increased cooperation among relevant entities and strategic partners to support Dubai as a global tourism hub.
During a nighttime visit to Dubai International Airport ......read more
The Ministry of Finance has issued Cabinet Decision No. 100 of 2023 and Ministerial Decision No. 265 of 2023.
The new decisions introduce an Intellectual Property regime which follows the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) modified nexus approach.
The new decisions clarify the activities in scope for both Qualifying Activities and Excluded Activities.
The trading of Qualifying Commodities has been included as a Qualifying Activity.
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 3 November 2023: The UAE Ministry of Finance has issued Cabinet Decision No. 100 of 2023 on Determining Qualifying Income, as well as Ministerial Decision No.265 of 2023 on Qualifying Activities and Excluded Activities.
His Excellency, Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, said: ......read more
Flag Day is a national occasion to reaffirm our allegiance to the United Arab Emirates and its wise leadership, led by the President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the members of the Federal Supreme Council, rulers of the seven Emirates, and to reinforce our national unity as a value cherished by all members of our society.
The flag represents the fundamental identity of the state, and celebrating it reminds us of our national achievements. It is an opportunity to strengthen the values and the spirit of the union, not only among Emiratis but also among the residents. It is a renewed opportunity for all Emiratis to express their pride in our pioneering developmental journey.
Dubai, November 3, 2023: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) hosted an event to commemorate the UAE Flag Day at its Dubai headquarters and its representative offices. Attended by ministry senior officials and employees, The event provided an opportunity to reaffirm loyalty to our wise leadership and devotion to our homeland.
The ministry's officials emphasized that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is pressing ahead towards sustainable development, building on a legacy of remarkable achievements and global respect and admiration.
The event featured various activities in a spirited environment, where ministry officials and staff reiterated their pledge of allegiance to the UAE and its leadership, while highlighting their commitment to serving the UAE and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 3, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hoisted today the UAE flag to join the Flag Day celebrations taking place across the country.
The UAE flag was raised at the DHA headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority in presence of senior DHA officials and employees.
Al Ketbi on his behalf and on behalf of all DHA employees extended his heartfelt congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on ......read more
In the presence of Ahmed bin Mohammed
The new fund was launched on the sidelines of the Dubai Business Forum, organised by Dubai Chambers
Launched under the trademark Oraseya Capital, the fund will play a pivotal role in supporting startups from the pre-seed stage to the Series B investment stage
Government of Dubai Media Office – 02 November 2023: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), today announced the launch of a venture capital (VC) fund worth AED500 million. Launched in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the fund is designed to finance technology startups and supports the ......read more
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and member of the Dubai Council, affirmed that Flag Day stands as a momentous national occasion. It is a day where hearts unite, and generations gather in shared reverence for their homeland, celebrating its flag as a symbol of national pride.
“Flag Day instils in us a sense of our national identity, reflecting our values, loyalty, and sense of belonging to our beloved homeland. It also fills us with pride to reflect on the UAE’s progress and achievements driven by our wise leadership and established by our pioneering forefathers, who dedicated their lives to securing a prosperous future for the Emirati people and all who reside on this land.”
• The UAE’s Ministry of Investment has identified potential investments worth over US $2 billion for the projects in this partnership
• The agreement aims to strengthen collaboration, particularly in infrastructure and development projects
• The partnership will also extend to other key sectors such as renewable energy, industrial projects, manufacturing, transport, pharmaceuticals and food processing
• ADQ signs a strategic partnership agreement to create a joint investment fund with Jordan Investment Fund to accelerate investments
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2023: The Ministries of Investment of the UAE and Jordan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at creating a framework for investment cooperation in key areas including infrastructure ......read more
Dubai, November 1, 2023: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been honored with the prestigious Best Executive Project Award in healthcare, a recognition presented by GEC Media Group. The accolade, clinched by the Ministry’s Governance and Risk Department, was received by Mr. Mohammed Saleh Al Ali, Director of the Governance and Risk Department, and Mr. Mohammed Ghuloom Shahdad, an expert in Governance and Risk at the Ministry.
The recognition was for the Ministry's innovative project in governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). The project aims to establish a comprehensive platform for risk assessment and monitoring, ensuring prompt mitigation measures. It also focuses on automating compliance processes to minimize manual efforts, thereby ensuring adherence to legal standards.
Furthermore, the project ......read more
October 30, 2023: Thousands of civilians on Sunday morning stormed a UN-run warehouse in Gaza’s middle area, where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is storing some food commodities. The morning’s events followed a harrowing 24-hour communication blackout and persistent access challenges that brought all WFP operations to a halt, leaving staff and partners incommunicado.
The warehouse was used to store some of the supplies from the trucks loaded with humanitarian supplies coming from Egypt ahead of distribution to displaced families. The warehouse contained some 80 tons of mixed food commodities, mainly canned food, wheat flour and sunflower oil.
“This is a sign of people losing hope and becoming more desperate by the minute. They are hungry, isolated, and have been suffering violence ......read more
Meeting reviews developments on the issuance of Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2023 & amendments to the Federal Law No. 15 of 2020 on consumer protection
Abu Dhabi, 27 October 2023: The Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection, during its latest meeting chaired by H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, discussed its plans to support and develop the UAE’s consumer protection system and to strengthen sales outlet monitoring mechanisms across all emirates of the country. The meeting evaluated the progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the last committee meeting in 2023, developments on the issuance of Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2023, and amendments to the provisions of Federal Law No. 15 of 2020 on consumer protection. In addition, regulatory decisions regarding the pricing policy of basic consumer ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 23.38 billion in total during the week ending 27 October 2023. The sum of transactions was 1,761.
265 plots were sold for AED 2.84 billion, 1,496 apartments and villas were sold for AED 3.71 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Al Yufrah 1 sold for AED 74.78 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 64.88 million in Al Hebiah Fourth, and a land sold for AED 61.92 million in Al Goze Second in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 56 sales transactions worth AED 277.95 million, followed by Madinat Hind 4 with 51 sales transactions worth AED 101.23 million, and Palm Jabal Ali with 38 sales transactions worth AED 894.06 million in third place.
The top three transfers for apartments and villas ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2023: Majid Al Futtaim owns the exclusive rights to operate Carrefour under Majid Al Futtaim’s distinct logo and name in 15 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These include, the United Arab Emirates, Armenia, Bahrain, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Uganda. The Company remains dedicated to its communities and people, including its 46,000 colleagues regionally.
Majid Al Futtaim* is deeply saddened by the ongoing events in the region and in light of the crisis in Gaza. The Company is donatingUSD 1 million to the Emirates Red Crescent to support the national relief campaign launched by United Arab Emirates, “Tarahum- For Gaza”.
This donation comes in addition to the substantial support provided by other ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 26 October 2023 – The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (GCHRAGD), marking a significant step towards fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in the fields of education, research, and executive training, and conducting landmark research studies in public policy, governance, and government administration.
The agreement was signed on 10 October 2023 by MBRSG’s Executive President His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Sebaa Al Marri, and Dr. Umesh Palwankar, GCHRAGD Executive Director, with Prof. Raed Awamleh, Dean of MBRSG, and several officials from both parties in attendance.
“The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government is committed to training and empowering the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 24 October 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) won the second runner up at the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards, in the category of Large Public Sector institutions, in recognition of its achievements in this field.
This came during the closing ceremony of the 16th cycle of Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Network (ACSN) that was held on October 2nd 2023 with a remarkable participation of entities and institutions.
Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, on this occasion said: “EAD is honoured to have taken third place atthe Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award after competing against 155 entities from 12 different countries. The award crowns EAD’s efforts and continuous work in the field of social ......read more
Statement by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health, and Prevention
World Polio Day
Dubai October 23rd, 2023
HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health, and Prevention (MoHAP), stressed that the UAE has become a global role model in polio eradication, attributing its outstanding success in this field to the humanitarian directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UAE’s endeavors in this respect have earned well-deserved recognition from the World Health Organization and regional bodies, acknowledging the UAE's pivotal role in wiping out polio and ensuring a brighter, healthier future for children worldwide.
His Excellency underscored that the UAE's relentless efforts and initiatives to combat polio align seamlessly with the government's ......read more
Dubai – 22 October 2023: Dubai Customs is deeply committed to bolstering its regional and global prominence in advancing customs operations. They achieve this by nurturing partnerships with customs administrations worldwide. This is accomplished through hosting visiting delegations and acquainting them with the innovative strides made, which significantly enhance customs operations on local, regional, and international scales.
Throughout the current year, Dubai Customs has welcomed numerous high-level delegations from neighboring and international customs administrations, each of which has played a vital role in showcasing Dubai Customs' accomplishments and its pivotal role in establishing Dubai as a leading regional and global hub for global trade.
These visiting delegations have included representatives from the General ......read more
Launched the onsite Water Bottling Plant to eliminate the single-use plastic bottles
Sharjah, UAE (October 22, 2023): – Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation by launching an innovative onsite water bottling plant system. This initiation represents the first of its kind among hotels in the Northern Emirates, aiming to eliminate the use of plastic bottles, preventing approximately 300,672 plastic bottles from entering the environment annually.
His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority graced the launch and commended the unwavering commitment to sustainability of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah. He reiterated, “Let me congratulate Coral ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 October 2023: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16 October at GITEX Global 2023. The alliance enables innovation in key areas such as generative artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing and brings together both organisations’ capabilities and resources to enhance the tourist and cultural experience in Abu Dhabi.
This engagement with Microsoft aligns with DCT Abu Dhabi’s objectives to drive digital transformation within the organisation, redefining the landscape of the culture and tourism industry in the emirate to positively impact visitors and residents. Activities under the MoU will also drive growth, foster innovation and enhance knowledge among DCT Abu Dhabi employees.
The MoU spans ......read more
• The vaccine is being administered to adults 50 years and above in two doses six months apart.
• The vaccine will contribute to preventing shingles infections and diminishing complications among those infected.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that it is now offering the herpes zoster vaccine, the certified vaccine for the prevention of shingles, at health facilities serving those 50 years old and above. The vaccine, which is administered in two doses six months apart, supports disease prevention in line with prevention best practices to eliminate or reduce the risk of shingles infection among adults while diminishing complications for those infected.
The Ministry made this announcement at its headquarters in Dubai during a scientific session attended by H.E. Dr. Hussain Abdul ......read more
Das Zollamt in Dubai hat erfolgreich einen Versuch vereitelt, mehr als 300.000 Pillen psychotroper Medikamente sicherzustellen, die in 136 Kartons in einem Frachtcontainer versteckt waren. Diese Entdeckung wurde während einer Zollinspektionsaktion bei einem kommerziellen Versand gemacht, der aus einem anderen Land im Jebel Ali-Hafen ankam. Die Sicherheitskontrollinitiative "Siyaj" des Inspektionsbereichs des Dubai Zollamts konzentrierte sich auf diese verdächtige Sendung.
Nach einer gründlichen Untersuchung und Analyse der Containerroute sowie anderer relevanter Geheimdienstdaten wurde die Sendung vom Siyaj-Zollkontrollteam als "sehr hohes Risiko" eingestuft. Der betreffende Container wurde überwacht und bei seiner Ankunft im Hafen in die rote Spur zur sofortigen Zollinspektion geleitet. Suchteams ......read more
Dubai October 10th, 2023: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has lauded the decision taken by the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, to establish the UAE Drug Corporation as an official body for the regulation and licencing of medical and pharmaceutical products, health care items, and nutritional supplements.
The Minister stressed that the Cabinet’s decision comes in line with the vision and strategy of the UAE’s leadership, which not only seeks to reinforce the country’s leading position in the pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing sector, but also enhance the robustness and sustainability of the health system in the UAE.
With the UAE becoming a regional leader in swiftly ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) and Dubai Corporate for Ambulance Services ( DCAS) are showcasing its efforts at the AccessAbilities Expo.
This year’s edition of the event is expected to achieve record growth in the number of global exhibitors specialised in manufacturing advanced technologies and devices that contribute towards empowering People of Determination as well as key regional rehabilitation centres serving more than 50 million People of Determination living in the Middle East.
DHA’s and DCAS’s participation in this pertinent expo is in line with the commitment of the UAE and the vision of Dubai to build an inclusive society that embraces people with determination and their families. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Dubai Corporation ......read more
HE Omar Al Suwaidi: ‘The UAE empowers its citizens through education and vocational training. Training programs equip youth with opportunities in the industry and advanced technology sectors.’
Abu Dhabi-UAE. 06 October 2023 – The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has partnered with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis) to launch 4 trainings under ‘The Industrialist Program’. Under the National In-Country Value (ICV) Program, the ministry will collaborate with national and international companies to empower and equip Emirati talent with skills to thrive in the industrial and advanced technology sectors, creating valuable employment opportunities.
As part of its strategic objectives to enhance the competitiveness of the national industrial sector, ......read more
For her pioneering role, leadership and lifetime achievements in the field of environmental protection,
Dubai, 5 October 2023: Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has been named as a recipient of an Arab Woman Award in the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ category by Arabian Business.
The prestigious regional awards, now in their 14th year, celebrates, honours exceptional female individuals in various fields across 15 categories.
Her Excellency was awarded the accolade at the award ceremony – which took place at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Hotel in Dubai, for being an exceptional Arab woman who has demonstrated remarkable achievements, leadership, and dedication throughout her lifetime, leaving a lasting impact on the ......read more