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MoHAP organizes a workshop to introduce the UAE Health Research Platform

Ministry of Health and Prevention discusses ways to strengthen partnerships in health research. Dubai May 27, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a workshop to provide an orientation about the UAE Health Research Platform, developed in collaboration with Elsevier and the National Center for Health Research. The workshop aimed to shed light on the platform’s capabilities and its significance to various stakeholders, including health institutions, hospitals, and academic bodies. The platform is designed to offer valuable information on the current state of health and medical research in the UAE, along with fundamental science research subjects relevant to the country's healthcare sector. The seminar was attended by a number of leaders in the health and academic fields, including HE Dr. ......read more

Next50 initiative holds its first meeting to formulate a new vision to promote the growth & expansion of UAE's private sector companies

Initiative in cooperation with EMIR Research falls under ‘Investopia communities’ H.E. Bin Touq: The initiative opens up new prospects for the private sector to engage with investors & stimulate capital flows in new & sustainable sectors Abu Dhabi, 27  May 2024: Investopia, in partnership with EMIR, an emerging market research specialist, held the first meeting of the ‘Next50’ initiative, which aims to promote dialogue and knowledge sharing among leading companies in the UAE, and stimulate investment in emerging sectors in the private sector. The meeting was held in the presence of H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of Investopia, H.E. Hadi Badri. CEO, Economic Development at Dubai Department of Economy, Dr. Jean Fares, CEO of Investopia, and Trevor McFarlane, ......read more

RTA completes internal roads and lighting works in 5 Al Qusais's Industrial areas

Al Tayer: The Project increased road capacity by 200% Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 26th May 2024: Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has finished extensive improvements on the internal roads and lighting in Al Qusais Industrial areas 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The project included constructing 32 roads covering 10 kilometers and installing streetlights along 43,000 meters. As a result, the road capacity has now tripled from 500 to 1,500 vehicles per hour in both directions, representing a significant increase of 200%. His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, commented, “This internal roads project aligns with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of ......read more

Statement by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar, SLC Secretary General on the GCC foundation day 2024

24 May 2024: “The foundation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) represents a historical turning point and the starting point for an era of solidarity and cooperation among the GCC Member States, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among their peoples. Since its foundation in 1981, the GCC has embodied unity, common goals, and a shared future among its member states. This strong alliance has translated the visions of GCC leaders into tangible realities, meeting the aspirations of their peoples and serving as a beacon for economic, military, and security collaboration. The foundation of the GCC has opened doors to various strategic initiatives and projects, playing a significant role in bolstering stability and security in the region amidst the challenges and uncertainties that have impacted the world in ......read more

H.E. Bin Touq meets with the Mayor of New York City to explore strengthening of cooperation in new & sustainable economic sectors

Meeting takes place on the sidelines of H.E.’s official visit to the United States of America Abu Dhabi, 23 May 2024: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, held a meeting with Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City, on the sidelines of his official visit to the United States. The meeting explored the strengthening of economic collaboration in areas of shared interest, particularly the new economy, fintech, clean energy, green economy, entrepreneurship, tourism, transportation, and circular economy. H.E. said that the UAE and the USA enjoy robust and advanced strategic ties across various domains, particularly in the economic and investment sectors. He attributed this to the directives and vision of both leaderships and highlighted the two countries’ shared aspirations to embrace innovative and ......read more

WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Related Hunger

Shot: 9-21May2024 Afghanistan, Zambia, Italy, DRCongo TRT: 4:00 :00-:26 Afghanistan Floods: Children pulled from floods Unusually high rainfall, after a dry winter which has left the ground too hard to absorb water, led to massive floods that started in March this year. This was further compounded by unseasonably warm temperatures that melted snowpack cover into rivers, sweeping through entire villages, burying them under mud. Research conducted by WFP across the country shows increasingly erratic weather patterns exacerbated by the worsening climate crisis will significantly impact the ability of communities to feed themselves.   Shot: 10May24 Baghlan, Afghanistan :26-1:03 Afghanistan Floods: Digging out from the floods. Communities like Laqaiha dig out from the floods that struck northeast Afghanistan in ......read more

Day one of International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) Abu Dhabi 2024 concludes at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 21 May 2024: Under the patronage of Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, day one of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) has concluded at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi. Organized by the ADNEC Group in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, and in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Police and academic partnership with Rabdan Academy, this year’s exhibition is held under the theme of “Accelerating Transformation in National Security Ecosystem”. Visitors on day one of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024 witnessed innovative technologies and insightful discussions at eight features in addition to the Take Down live demonstration in the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony consisted of a live presentation named ......read more

Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Visits Al Rostamani Group and Commends its Exemplary Emiratisation Initiatives

AW Rostamani Group Leads the Way in Emiratisation Efforts His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, recently visited the headquarters of AW Rostamani Group in Dubai. The Minister was accompanied by distinguished officials from the ministry and was warmly welcomed by Khalid Al Rostamani, Chairman and Group CEO. During the visit, His Excellency was introduced to AW Rostamani Group's comprehensive efforts in the nationalization of jobs and its remarkable success in attracting and empowering Emirati talent. The group's proven track record in providing meaningful employment opportunities for UAE citizens was also showcased. The visit highlighted the group's significant accomplishments in recent years, including a consistent 2% annual increase in the number of Emirati employees, in ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to ban single-use Styrofoam products from 1 June

Abu Dhabi, 21 May 2024: As part of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s (EAD) Single-Use Plastic Policy which was launched in 2020, a ban on a series of Styrofoam products in the emirate will become effective from 1 June 2024. Styrofoam is a type of plastic called expanded polystyrene and it has a range of uses. As part of the ban, Abu Dhabi, is targeting avoidable, single-use consumer products. Specifically, the banned products comprise cups, lids, plates and beverage containers (including their caps and lids) made of expanded polystyrene. In addition, food container receptacles for products that are intended for immediate consumption, either on the spot or for takeaway, or containers that have a product that is typically consumed from the receptacle and is ready to be consumed without any further preparation such as ......read more

Museum of the Future to host the final competitions, awarding top three finalists on Tuesday

Contestants from four continents compete in Dubai for a chance to claim the world's best prompt engineer title in biggest challenge of its kind Dubai. 20 May 2024 – The Global Prompt Engineering Championship kicked off today under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). Contestants from four continents are competing for the title of Best Prompt Engineer in Generative Artificial Intelligence Applications along with a prize fund worth a total of AED 1 million. Taking place in AREA 2071 in Emirates Towers in Dubai, the first day of the Global Prompt Engineering Championship which is organized by the Dubai Center for Artificial Intelligence ......read more

Three Accolades for UAE Ministry of Finance at Excellence in Procurement Awards MENA 2024

Winner of Best Use of Digital Technology and Best Procurement Transformation Programme, and highly commended as Best Public Procurement Project of the Year Dubai, UAE: 20 May 2024 – The Digital Procurement Platform, by the UAE Ministry of Finance, attained three accolades at the Excellence in Procurement Awards MENA 2024, organised by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). The all-digital procurement system won in two categories – Best Use of Digital Technology and Best Procurement Transformation Programme – and was highly commended in the Best Public Procurement Project of the Year category. Her Excellency Mariam Mohamed Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Financial Management Sector, and Nadia Sultan Al Ali, Director of Digital Procurement Platform, received the awards on behalf of the UAE ......read more

DGHR approves grievances and complaints system within Dubai's military departments

Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2024, The Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) approved the grievances and complaints system in the military departments of Dubai through the issuance of Resolution No. 1 of 2024. The resolution aims to accomplish several objectives – including governing procedures of the military department committees as outlined by the law, organising the grievances and complaints filing process to the concerned committee as per the procedural and substantive regulations, and connecting it to the pathway followed before the Central Committee in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 27 of 2018, particularly concerning organising the dates for submitting a grievance or complaint. Furthermore, the resolution aims to improve committees’ operational performance and align their indicators with those ......read more

RTA announces resumption of metro service at Onpassive, Equiti, and Mashreq Metro Stations on 19th May

The announcement is made after conducting necessary operational tests  Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 18th May 2024: Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announces that Dubai Metro service will resume at Onpassive, Equiti, and Mashreq stations as of 19th May.  The Energy Metro Station is scheduled to return to service next week. All necessary maintenance and testing jobs have been completed to ensure the stations' full operational readiness and that they meet all safety requirements to provide the highest level of secure and smooth service to the public. This early resumption of metro station operations highlights the concerted efforts of RTA and teams to swiftly restore Dubai Metro service at the affected stations. It reflects a commitment to achieving the highest levels of security and safety for ......read more

Noatum Launches Maritime Services in Türkiye

New Office Strengthens Noatum's Integrated Maritime Agency Services across the Mediterranean Region Madrid, Spain/Istanbul, Türkiye – 17 May 2024: Noatum, a leading multinational provider of integrated port operations, maritime, and logistics services, and an AD Ports Group company, announced the inaugural launch of Noatum Maritime's office in Türkiye. Launch of the new office, to be led by Noatum Maritime, a core business unit of Noatum, will serve as an important step towards broadening the company's reach in key regional markets with focus on strengthening its comprehensive maritime agency services in the Mediterranean region. In addition, Noatum Maritime's entry into Türkiye's market is aligned with AD Ports Group's vision for international expansion and presence across major global markets and ......read more

Family Development Foundation launches “Kindness and Mercy” campaign to raise awareness about concept of marriage

Al Rumaithi: We embody the principles of the ‘Mother of the Nation’ with unwavering commitment, sincerity, and sense of responsibility. This is demonstrated by the launch of our social media campaign, “Kindness and Mercy.” Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2024: Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, ‘Mother of the Nation’, the Family Development Foundation (FDF) hosted the third edition of its Social Media Platform. This event marked the launch of the “Kindness and Mercy” social and media campaign at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The “Kindness and Mercy” campaign is a testament to the vision and ......read more

The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma'an, Allocated AED 91M in Contributions of Individuals and Organisations to Support Social Projects in 2023

AED 91M in contributions were allocated across various sectors in Abu Dhabi 57 social projects, dedicated to delivering solutions that addresses social priorities, were successfully launched to benefit different community groups in Abu Dhabi, including people of determination, patients, senior citizens, and orphans, amongst others Abu Dhabi, 15 May, 2024 - The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, Abu Dhabi Government’s official channel to receive social contributions has released its contribution allocation report for 2023, highlighting the diverse social projects supported.   The Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an enables the community and corporates to support projects that addresses key social priorities. In the past year, the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an launched ......read more

Dubai Municipality introduces cutting-edge smart and remotely operated marine scraper to combat water pollution

The remotely operated scraper has the capacity to collect and transport 1,000 Kilograms of waste Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2024 : Dubai Municipality has taken another step forward in its commitment to environmental sustainability with the unveiling of its latest innovation, the smart marine scraper, designed to collect floating waste in creek and water canals across the Emirate of Dubai. Developed locally by Emirati talents in collaboration with Al Khattal Boat Factory, this state-of-the-art scraper represents a significant advancement in the municipality's commitment to environmental sustainability. The smart marine scraper is operated remotely and can be controlled over an unlimited range, with real-time monitoring facilitated through satellite technology. It features a sophisticated control system that ......read more

Mansoor bin Mohammed opens Critical Communications World 2024

CCW is the critical communication sector’s leading global conference and exhibition; runs until May 16 in the heart of Dubai’s Central Business District 2024 edition unites mission-critical and business-critical end-users; providing a unique network hub for governments, organisations and experts Action-packed agenda includes keynotes, panel discussions and vibrant exhibition floor showcasing the latest critical communications technologies, solutions, and innovations Dubai, UAE – 14 May 2024: H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, today opened Critical Communications World 2024, the critical communication sector’s leading global conference and exhibition running until May 16 in Dubai World Trade ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Meets with Government Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority of Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 May 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) welcomed an official delegation from the Government Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (EXPRO), at the ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, participants discussed ways for the UAE Ministry of Finance to share its experience in launching the Digital Procurement Platform, the framework agreements concluded, the diversity of service providers, and the exclusive benefits offered to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. His Excellency Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Finance, Her Excellency Mariam Mohamed Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the Government Financial Management Sector, Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and ......read more

Dubai Customs Secures Prestigious ISO Certification for Unwavering Business Continuity amidst Crises

Dubai – 13 May 2024: Dubai Customs has been awarded a Business Continuity Certificate according to ISO 22301:2019 standards, owing to its established mechanisms for ongoing institutional resilience enhancement. This endeavor aims to ensure the sustained provision of business operations and services with optimal efficiency, swiftly responding to disruptions during crises and emergencies, thereby minimizing adverse crisis impacts. The department achieves this through comprehensive risk comprehension, priority delineation, and the presence of an integrated emergency and crisis management team. Rashid Al-Sharid, Executive Director, Finance and Administration Division, received the certificate from Eng. Nizar Bashaireh, CEO of Global Business Bureau, at the department's main headquarters in Rashid Port. During discussions, ......read more

Molano 3rd in Naples as Giro reached rest day

Ulissi at 1” from the final podium in Hungary​ UAE Team Emirates took a fine third place on a sprinters stage (Avezzano-Naples, 214 km), thanks to Sebastian Molano, who marked his first podium at the Giro D’Italia in his career. The Colombian rider, who could exploit a pink lead-out by Tadej Pogačar, was preceded by the winner Olav Kooij (Visma-Lease a bike) and Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek): he started the sprint on Kooij’s wheel, but he could not accelerate enough to match to the progression of the Dutch sprinter. The race was led by a breakaway of two riders from Polti-Kometa, Mirco Maestri and Andrea Pierobon, and when their action was neutralized in the approach of Napoli, it was the turn of another duo composed by Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-Quickstep) and Ewen Costiou (Arkéa-B&B), but ......read more

RTA completes 45% of First Contract for Phase 4 of Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project

Works completed include the construction of 3 bridges spanning 3.1 km to handle 19,400 vehicles per hour Al Tayer: The project extends 4.8 km from the intersection of Khalifa bin Zayed Street with Sheikh Rashid Road to the Falcon Intersection on Al Mina Street Key Project Features: 1335m-long bridge with 3 lanes in each direction to streamline the traffic flow between Sheikh Rashid Road and the Falcon Intersection 780m-long bridge with 3 lanes for traffic coming from the Falcon Intersection heading to Al Wasl Road 985m-long bridge with 2 lanes to serve traffic from Jumeirah Street to Al Mina Street in the direction of the Falcon Intersection 4.8 km of surface roads and upgraded surface junctions on Jumeirah, Al Mina, and Sh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Streets Two pedestrian bridges on Sheikh Rashid Road and Al ......read more

HE Al Owais: UAE has proven its leadership in promoting nursing profession and ensuring its sustainability.

Dubai May 11th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health, and Prevention (MoHAP), stressed that the UAE wise leadership has continuously supported the nursing profession, directing efforts towards developing national nursing cadres as part of the Projects of the 50. In a statement on International Nurses Day, which falls on May 12 every year, the Minister noted that nurses are the cornerstone of any health system, making it very important to invest in nursing staff to prepare them for health leadership positions, as well as to highlight the capabilities of national nursing cadres in global campaigns. Al Owais lauded the UAE's pioneering experience in launching national initiatives and programs aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of the nursing profession and accelerating its Emiratization to ensure ......read more

Bombay High Court Grands Interim Order Against Defamatory Post Circulating About Malabar Group

The Bombay high court has granted an interim order on the defamation case that was filed by Malabar Group, the parent company of Malabar Gold & Diamonds, surrounding an inflammatory post that was circulating about the brand on social media. The case was filed against certain parties, who took to their social media handle to instigate a targeted attack at the global jewellery retailer, alleging that the brand was favouring a particular community in its social welfare initiatives and calling for a boycott movement against Malabar Gold & Diamonds.  Malabar Group carries out extensive social welfare activities, including the distribution of educational scholarships to more than 77,000 female students. Even after spending more than INR 256 crores towards such noble initiatives, the culprits misused a photograph taken from one ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Issues a Decree On the Air Quality System in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 10th May 2024: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), today issued Decree No. (2) of 2024 regarding the air quality system in Abu Dhabi, which aims to preserve the environment, improve ambient air quality, reduce air pollutants emitted from stationary and mobile sources, and control noise levels within permissible limits in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The provisions of the air quality system apply to all projects and establishments operating in Abu Dhabi, and their work requires obtaining an environmental licence from EAD to protect the ambient air. The Agency will prepare the executive decisions, practice guides, and the necessary guidelines to implement the provisions of this ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Establishes Framework to Enable Sustainable Public-Private Partnerships

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 08 May 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance is committed to enhancing public-private partnerships and recognises the significant role that such collaboration plays in the socio-economic development of the UAE. It also enhances sustainable economic development and achieves comprehensive prosperity for all members of society. Global experiences have shown that partnership contracts with the private sector work to increase efficiency and effectiveness, improve the level and quality of services, reduce costs, and optimally utilise resources through innovation, enhancing competitiveness, stimulating the economy, and safeguarding individuals' interests. The UAE Ministry of Finance strives to develop and manage integrated and effective strategies and works to enhance cooperation and dialogue between the ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Meets with IMF Article IV Consultation Mission

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 07 May 2024 – His Excellency Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Finance, today met with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV consultation mission, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was attended by Ali Abdullah Sharafi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for International Financial Relations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, and Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and Organisations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, alongside several officials and specialists from both parties. During the meeting, part of the IMF’s annual Article IV consultations, the participants discussed the UAE’s economic and financial developments and policies. His Excellency Younis Al Khoori welcomed the IMF staff mission and ......read more

48th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day Statement

48th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day Statement Hamad Al Marar, MD & CEO, EDGE Group On the 48th UAE Armed Forces Unification Day, we honour all those who have served, continue to serve, and those martyred serving in our nation's Armed Forces. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to defending and safeguarding the sovereignty of the United Arab Emirates. As we face today's global challenges, we remain inspired by their bravery and patriotism. The consolidation of our armed forces under one central command and flag has transformed the defence sector into a modern, highly capable and technologically advanced one, and we extend our gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the nation's leaders, for ......read more

HE Al Owais: Midwifery profession a cornerstone of UAE health system, and we are committed to sustaining it by attracting national cadres.

Dubai May 5th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health, and Prevention (MoHAP), has lauded the significant contributions made by midwifery staff, describing them as a cornerstone of the UAE's healthcare system, providing specialized care for mothers and future generations. In a statement on International Day of the Midwife, observed on May 5 every year, Al Owais emphasized the need to celebrate and acknowledge the efforts made by midwifery staff, referring to their dedication, commitment, and the vital role they play at various levels of the healthcare system. “The Ministry of Health and Prevention will spare no effort to provide them with all forms of support, in line with the UAE’s aspirations for leadership, and we will embrace the best practices to continuously improve and sustain the ......read more

EDGE Group and the São Paulo State Government Sign Comprehensive Partnership Agreement

Major programme covers collaboration across several sectors, and incudes the official launch of a major public security project in São Paulo Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / São Paulo, Brazil, 3 May, 2024: EDGE Group, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, continues to reinforce its commitment as a valued partner to the strategically important Brazilian market by joining forces with the São Paulo State Government on a comprehensive partnership which will see both parties collaborate across several sectors in São Paulo. The Term of Opening of a project for the establishment of an Agreement and Work Plan was signed by the Secretary of Public Security of São Paulo, Guilherme Muraro Derrite, and Hamad Al Marar, Managing Director & CEO of EDGE Group. An important element of ......read more

Mohamed Al Hussaini Meets World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Region

Dubai, UAE: 01 May 2024 – His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, today met with Ousmane Dione, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group, at the UAE Ministry of Finance’s offices in Dubai. The meeting was attended by Ali Abdullah Sharafi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for International Financial Relations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, and Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and Organisations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, alongside other officials from both parties. They discussed the Bank’s priorities and its latest projects in the region, as well as areas of cooperation between the UAE Ministry of Finance and the World Bank Group. His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini welcomed Ousmane Dione and the ......read more

Dubai Customs Clinches Two Prestigious Global Awards for Governance Excellence

Dubai – 01 May 2024: Dubai Customs has been honored with two prestigious awards from the Global Good Governance (3G) Awards, recognizing its outstanding performance in governance. The Global Good Governance Advocacy & Commitment to Corporate Governance Award 2024 and the Global Good Governance Excellence Award in CSR Activities 2024, presented annually by the "Cambridge IFA", highlight Dubai Customs' excellence in corporate social responsibility initiatives and commitment to corporate governance. The department underwent rigorous audits by Cambridge IFA to ensure adherence to the highest international standards. The competition for these awards was intense among institutions and entities worldwide. The awards ceremony took place in Manila, Philippines. The Global Good Governance (3G) Awards, an initiative by ......read more

Dubai Future Foundation launches the second Design Gov Program

The program aims to get the best national talents involved in designing strategies and initiatives to make Dubai the most livable city on Earth. Dubai, 1 May 2024: Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) launches the second edition of the "Design Gov" program, which will involve government entities in designing strategies and initiatives that aim to make Dubai one of the most livable cities on earth.     Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of DFF, said: "This program will empower future government leaders with critical skills and tools, including design thinking, creativity, identifying opportunities and innovation, to develop novel models and then share them with the world." Belhoul reaffirmed that the success of government work focuses on utilizing national talents equipped with skills in design thinking and ......read more

Dubai Customs Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day, Honors Schools and Universities Award Winners

Seizes 4.364 Million Counterfeit Goods Valued at 5.430 Million Dirhams in Q1 2024 Dubai – 30 April 2024: Dubai Customs' dedication to strengthening its role against counterfeit goods and safeguarding intellectual property rights was showcased through its annual celebration of World Intellectual Property Day in 2024. Under the theme "Empowering a Sustainable Future through Innovation," the event saw the participation of key figures such as Yousef Al-Hashimi, (Acting) Executive Director, Customer Management Division, along with representatives from partners in intellectual property rights protection. Attendees included various executive directors and department managers from Dubai Customs. Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department, emphasized Dubai Customs' commitment to thwarting attempts to introduce ......read more

Salik supports Dubai Autism Center as part of its CSR strategic initiatives

Dubai – United Arab Emirates 30, April 2024: Salik, the exclusive toll gate operator of the Emirate of Dubai, in line with its commitment to creating a tangible difference in the community, donated AED 200,000 to Dubai Autism Center. The contribution has been made during the Center’s 18th Autism Awareness Campaign, which is a one-month-long campaign that coincides with World Autism Awareness Day.  Salik’s donation to Dubai Autism Center, a renowned non-profit organization in the UAE, underscores its commitment to supporting children with autism spectrum disorder and their families in the UAE. Through this contribution which aligns with its corporate social responsibility goals, Salik seeks to support the Center’s long-standing efforts to improve the quality of life of autistic individuals across the ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Participated in 2024 IsDB Group Annual Meetings

Celebrating the Golden Jubilee, which marks 50 years since the Bank's establishment. Riyadh, KSA: 30 April 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance participated in the 2024 Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Annual Meetings held from 27 to 30 April 2024 in Riyadh, KSA. This year's annual meetings coincided with the Golden Jubilee of IsDB, marking the Bank's 50th anniversary since its establishment. The Board of Governors and General Assemblies are the IsDB Group's highest decision-making bodies. The annual meetings, held under the theme 'Cherishing our Past Charting our Future: Originality, Solidarity and Prosperity', brought together delegations from member countries, in addition to observers from international and regional organisations, to discuss development issues and institutional matters. His ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Assesses Microplastic Levels in Abu Dhabi's Marine Environment

Abu Dhabi, 30th April 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) announced a landmark partnership to address the growing global challenge of microplastic pollution in the Abu Dhabi marine environment. This pioneering study, the first of its kind in the emirate, marks a crucial step in understanding and mitigating the impacts of microplastic contamination on our marine ecosystems. This collaboration, which started in 2022 and will continue until 2025, brings together EAD's scientific marine expertise and research capabilities with QCC's state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and analysis proficiency. This synergy aims to conduct a comprehensive assessment of microplastic levels, providing invaluable insights into the health of our marine environment. The ......read more

Kuwaiti Prime Minister receives HE Al Zeyoudi during 'UAE Companies Investment Meet' to enhance bilateral trade and investment ties

‘UAE Companies Investment Meet’, organized by the UAE Embassy in Kuwait under the patronage of the Prime Minister, witnessed the participation of 20 leading Emirati companies. UAE ranks as Kuwait’s 3rd largest investment partner globally with a value of AED3.3 billion, while Kuwait is the UAE’s 10th largest with AED13.2 billion invested. HE Al Zeyoudi: “UAE Companies Investment Meet in Kuwait provides the ideal platform to build on growing momentum in UAE-Kuwait trade and investment ties and develop more mutually beneficial opportunities for our private sector.” HE Al Jawaan: “Events such as this one will restore the historic role of the private sector in both Kuwait and the UAE as a strong bridge that connect the two brotherly peoples.” Kuwait, April 29, 2024: His Highness ......read more

GPSSA: The seven conditions related to pension disbursements in Law No. 57 of 2023

The pension laws applied by the GPSSA do not give an insured the option to select between a pension and/or end-of-service gratuity  A duration of service is what determines the type of insurance benefits an insured receives upon the end of his/her service period  In order to receive pension, age is a retirement criterion  Abu Dhabi, 29th April 2024: The longer an insured Emirati is employed for, the higher the insurance benefits when ready to receive pension or end-of-service gratuity, clarified the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) today, adding that an insured individual is allowed to legally retire and receive a pension amount if the retirement criteria’s have been fulfilled. As part of the ‘Know Your Law’ awareness campaign launched at the beginning of the year, the ......read more

The Giving Movement donates over AED 3 million to Dubai Cares to provide emergency relief to the people of Gaza

Dubai, UAE, 29 April, 2024: The Giving Movement, a UAE-based eco-friendly clothing brand that is committed to inspiring a global movement of conscious consumerism through giving, has donated over AED 3 million to Dubai Cares since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza, to provide emergency relief. All funds donated by The Giving Movement are being utilized to provide essential aid and support to the people of Gaza, including hot meals, food baskets, and emergency shelter tents. To ensure the prompt and efficient supply of this emergency relief, Dubai Cares has partnered with Anera who are working closely with UN, diplomatic and non-governmental organization partners to open aid corridors to enable it to urgently deliver this life-saving aid. This strategic collaboration ensures that every dirham contributed by The Giving ......read more

Dubai Customs Unveils Smuggler's Ingenious Ploy: 4.25 Kilograms of Marijuana Concealed in Vehicle Engine Filters

Dubai 28 April 2024: In a groundbreaking move to uncover concealed narcotics, Dubai Customs officers successfully intercepted an attempt by a female African traveler to smuggle 4.25 kilograms of marijuana through Dubai International Airport. The illicit substance was ingeniously hidden within the engine air filter compartments. Upon suspicion, the traveler's luggage underwent meticulous inspection, revealing the presence of the hidden compartments, prompting a thorough examination that revealed the illicit substance within. Subsequently, the traveler, along with the confiscated materials, was handed over to the Dubai Police General Directorate for Narcotics Control to take necessary legal actions. Khaled Ahmed, Acting Director of Passenger Operations Department, emphasized that safeguarding the community against harmful and ......read more

Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology extends nomination period for Make it in the Emirates Awards until May 1

Dubai-UAE. 26 April 2024: The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has extended the nominations period for the second edition of the Make it in the Emirates (MIITE) Awards from April 26 to May 1, 2024. The extension aims to provide a larger number of companies from across the UAE’s industrial sector with an opportunity to participate. The inaugural awards were held in 2023 during the second edition of the MIITE Forum, and celebrated visionaries, talent, innovators, industrialists, and sustainability pioneers that contribute to the UAE's transformation into a global manufacturing hub and strengthening its position among industrial countries. The 2024 awards are divided into 10 categories spread across five fields: ICV, Sustainability, Factory of the Future, Industry Enablers & Strategic Partners, and ......read more

Dubai Customs and "Dubai Charity" Distribute Meals and Food Supplies to Victims of the Rain Event

Dubai – 26 April 2024: In the framework of integrating the efforts of Dubai government teams and fostering community solidarity, Dubai Customs has taken immediate actions to provide assistance to families affected by the recent rain event. This was achieved through the voluntary efforts of the "Ghayath" team in collaboration with the Dubai Charity Association. The department conducted a community campaign aimed at enhancing the spirit of social responsibility among individuals and institutions to support families affected by the repercussions of the low-pressure system. It extended a helping hand to citizens and residents who were stranded by the rainfall, preventing them from accessing their basic needs. This initiative was carried out under the directives of H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Busenad, Director General of ......read more

Over AED 768 million worth pension disbursements for the month of April, announces the General Pension and Social Security

Abu Dhabi, 26th April 2023:  A total amount of AED 768,806,656.82 worth pension disbursements for the current month have been distributed today, Friday 26th April 2024, announced the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA). An increase of AED 76,167,371 over the same month last year has been reported, during which the value of pensions amounted to AED 692,639,285.22. A total number of 47,944 pensioners and beneficiaries have received this month’s pension amount, an evident increase of 1,503 eligible customers compared to April of last year, during which the number of pensioners and beneficiaries amounted to 46,441. These expenses include civilians subject to Federal Law No. (7) of 1999 for Pension and Social Security and its amendments, as well as customers whose files are managed by the GPSSA on behalf ......read more

UAE and Kenya sign investment memorandum to develop mining and technology sectors

ADQ announces finance and investment agreement with Kenya worth up to US$ 500 million Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April 2024 – The Ministry of Investment of the UAE and the Ministry of Finance and National Treasury of the Republic of Kenya have signed an investment memorandum, setting the stage for investment collaboration in mining and technology sectors. Simultaneously, ADQ, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, announced a finance framework agreement with Kenya’s ministry, facilitating investments in priority sectors of the Kenyan economy, with a potential investment sum of up to US$ 500 million. Kenya’s mining sector boasts significant growth potential owing to its abundant reserves of gold, copper, ilmenite, tantalum, and various non-metallic minerals. The advancement of this industry can substantially ......read more

Ministry of Economy organizes ‘National Forum for SMEs - Government Procurement' forum to help maximize Emirati entrepreneurs' benefit from government tenders

H.E. Bin Touq: The initiative embodies the UAE's vision to empower Emirati entrepreneurs to shape the future & enhance their role in the national economic growth Abu Dhabi, 24 April 2024: The Ministry of Economy (MoEc) organized a forum titled ‘National Forum for SMEs - Government Procurement’ to help Emirati entrepreneurs maximize their benefit from tenders and contracts offered by federal entities and local companies. The forum was held with an aim to enhance their chances of winning these contracts, raise awareness on the importance of government procurement, and highlight its crucial role in boosting the national economy. The event, which was attended by H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, saw the participation of over 80 federal entities, local companies, and a large number of Emirati ......read more

Mansoor bin Mohammed opens GISEC Global 2024 at Dubai World Trade Centre

Middle East and Africa's largest cyber security event opens with record 50 percent year-on-year growth in exhibitor numbers in its 13th edition Experts from more than 130 countries gather for the event, which is being held under the theme 'AI-driven cyber resilience' Government of Dubai Media Office – 23 April 2024: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Ports and Borders Security Council, today opened GISEC Global 2024, the Middle East and Africa's largest and most impactful cyber security event.  Running for three days at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), GISEC Global's 13th edition features more than 750 exhibiting brands – a 50 percent increase over the previous year – as more than 20,000 cyber professionals from 130-plus countries ......read more

UAE and Oman establish investment partnerships worth AED 129 billion to deepen cooperation across multiple sectors

Memorandums span renewable energy, green metals, railway, and digital infrastructure and technology investments Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 April 2024 – After His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman, witnessed the announcement of multiple agreements, a UAE-Oman business forum was convened today as part of His Majesty Sultan Haitham’s state visit to the UAE. Following the signings on Monday in the presence of 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 His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, several UAE and Omani companies entered into investment and collaboration agreements across various sectors. These agreements ......read more

Ministry of Finance's Federal Suppliers Register Enhances Government Procurement

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 22 April 2024 – Since 2007, the UAE Ministry of Finance has played a pivotal role in federal procurement. The introduction of the Digital Procurement Platform in 2021 has radically changed the procurement experience for federal entities and suppliers, aiming to align purchasing policies with the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025. Over the past few years, the platform has significantly contributed to connecting federal entities with suppliers, facilitating communication through an integrated network that enhances the transparency of purchasing operations conducted by federal entities. This results from integrating the best technological and commercial practices, hence increasing the importance of the Federal Suppliers Register within the Digital Procurement Platform that connects government entities with ......read more

Family Development Foundation ensures well-being of senior citizens and families through Social Support services

Abu Dhabi, April 20, 2024: In light of the unstable weather conditions experienced across the UAE, the Family Development Foundation (FDF) took proactive measures to contact senior citizens and residents. Their aim is to ensure safety and well-being of senior citizens and that of their families, while offering them required support. These efforts come in alignment with the strong belief of the Foundation in the active role of senior citizens in society, recognising them as a valued and integral part of the UAE community. Moza Ali Al Mazrouei, Social Care Specialist at FDF, said: “In line with the unwavering commitment, vision and mission of the Foundation to raise the quality of life of senior citizens and to ensure a secured and stable life for them, our Social Support service providers have reached out to senior citizens and ......read more

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Dubai Culture celebrates Burj Rashid's 45th anniversary, showcasing its rich history…

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Dubai Municipality initiates project to develop Dubai Creek pier and upgrade support walls…

  • The project encompasses the rehabilitation of the 2.1 km and 2.3 km long creek from Deira and Bur Dubai sides respectively  •   The project will also include 200 new anchors along the creek to ensure safe navigation services and facilities   H.E. Al-Hajri: •   “Our goal is to improve the security and safety measures ......read more

Agreements that elevate relations to new heights…

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UAE and Kenya finalize terms of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…

HE Al Zeyoudi: “The UAE-Kenya CEPA will not only boost trade and investment, but also foster innovation and sustainable growth in key sectors such as agriculture, technology and tourism.” Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 February, 2024: The United Arab Emirates and Kenya have concluded negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, ushering in a new chapter of trade ......read more

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