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Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises Blitz Chess Tournament in Cooperation with UAE Chess Federation

Dubai, UAE, 12 July 2024: In line with its vision and strategy to stimulate critical thinking within the community, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, in collaboration with the UAE Chess Federation, is organising a Blitz Chess Tournament on 19 July to celebrate International Chess Day, observed on 20 July. This event aims to blend the intellectual worlds of chess and reading, enhancing participants' mental and cultural skills. Dr. Mohammed Salem AlMazrooei, Board Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Foundation, stated: “Our goal with these events is to create an educational and entertaining environment that enriches minds and fosters critical and creative thinking. Chess and reading are powerful tools for developing mental acuity, and we are proud to host activities that combine education with entertainment, aligning ......read more

UAE, UN discuss SDG cooperation at High-Level Political Forum

New York-USA. 11 July 2024 – The UAE delegation to the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development met with the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General on Wednesday to discuss how to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next six years. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed met with the delegation, led by His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Knowledge Exchange and Chairman of the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, at the UN’s headquarters in New York. Discussions centered on opportunities for knowledge exchange, international cooperation and partnerships that embody SDG17, partnerships for the goals. In the meeting, the UAE delegation presented some of ......read more

RTA Wins Global Gold at Green World Awards for Route 2020's Environmental Sustainability Practices

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 11th July 2024 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the Green World Award - Global Gold Winner category from the UK-based The Green Organisation, for the Route 2020 project. This prestigious award recognises outstanding achievements in environmental performance, effective resource use, support of sustainable development goals, and carbon reduction. Route 2020 project was honoured for its contribution in reducing 35,319 tonnes of carbon emissions and implementing best practices for conserving the environment. RTA earned the award through tangible evidence provided by the Rail Agency, notably, RTA had already obtained the LEED Gold certificate for the seven stations of Route 2020 from the US Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ......read more

Ministry of Economy reviews new Competition Regulation law and its role in developing regulatory & legislative frameworks to promote

New law to combat monopolistic practices by ensuring a stimulating environment for enterprises Abu Dhabi, 11 July 2024: The Ministry of Economy organized a media briefing to review the Federal Decree-Law No. 36 of 2023 on competition regulation, which aims to promote and protect competition in the country, combat monopolistic practices, counter harmful economic concentration of consumers, support the growth of economic sectors and boost productivity, thus enhancing the country's attractiveness to domestic and foreign investments. H.E. Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, said: "The law marks a new milestone in the UAE’s efforts to develop a leading legislative system for competition in accordance with global best practices. It provides a comprehensive legal framework to enhance the ......read more

Dubai Customs' Consultative Council Reviews Digital Services to Facilitate Business Operations

Dubai – 11 July 2024: Dubai Customs held its second Consultative Council meeting in 2024, chaired by H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Busenad, Director General of Dubai Customs, in the presence of executive directors, department directors, and council members from work groups and trade sectors. The meeting covered various agenda items focused on coordinating efforts and future aspirations aimed at facilitating business practices. Participants were briefed on updates and enhancements to the digital service mechanisms, enhancing communication between the Department and stakeholders. This initiative underscores Dubai's strategic position in global trade and supports achieving its economic agenda, D33. Adolf Gibbin, expert, and Rashid Abdullah Al Shihi, expert from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, ......read more

Dubai Culture champions creativity at 16th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference

Dubai, UAE, XX July 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has concluded its participation in the 16th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Conference. The event aims to enhance cooperation between cities that integrate creativity into their urban development strategies and practices, supporting cultural and creative industries and their role in sustainable development. This participation aligns with the Authority's efforts to cement Dubai as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent. During the five-day conference hosted by the Portuguese city of Braga, Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of the Arts and Literature Sector at Dubai Culture, took part in a panel discussion addressing ways to empower future generations through culture and arts education. He ......read more

Dubai Sports Council organizes 173 Running Races at Dubai Shopping Malls within 15 Years

Dubai Sports Council (DSC) organized 173 running & walking races at the main shopping malls in various locations of Dubai throughout 15 years, since the launch of this leading initiative, aiming to popularize the culture of the exercise of running sport and to encourage individuals in society to take advantage of the available areas & the wonderful atmospheres at famous shopping malls in Dubai. The initiative has attained widespread, as it enables individuals of various ages & multi-nationalities in society to enjoy healthy & happy life and cement relations with shopping malls. The Fitzy’s Run will be organized by Fit On Click Events Co. on Sunday 14th July at the Oasis Center in Al-Quoz, while Dragon Mart 2 will host the two Dragon Mart Running Races, which will be arranged by Tree Race Events Co. The Super ......read more

UAE lays out priorities for sustainable development at UN High-Level Political Forum

New York-USA: 10 July 2024 – A delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday presented the country's strategic vision for renewable energy, and climate action in the context of accelerating global progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through international partnerships. The delegation was participating in the second day of the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, organized by the UN Economic and Social Affairs Department at its headquarters in New York and taking place until 17 July. Representatives from the UAE presented at key sessions highlighting the UAE's model for facilitating access to energy, eliminating poverty and hunger and securing a more climate resilient future. A global model in setting development priorities His Excellency ......read more

Dubai Municipality implements field campaign to monitor and removeneglected vehicles at 9 vehicle registration and testing centers

Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2024, Dubai Municipality has initiated a field campaign to track and remove neglected vehicles and equipment across nine registration and testing centers in the Emirate, in collaboration with its strategic partners. This initiative is part of the Municipality’s extensive efforts and field strategies to preserve hygiene, sustainability, and the distinctive aesthetic and cultural appearance of Dubai. The campaign targeted the following centers – Warsan Registration Centre, Al-Qusais Registration Centre, Shamil Muhaisnah Vehicle Testing and Registration Centre, Wasel Vehicles Testing Nadd Al Hammar, Tamam Vehicle Centre, Al-Aweir Motor Show, Al-Barsha Registration Centre, Al Mumayaz Vehicle Testing, and Wasel Al-Jadaf Centre. During the campaign, around 68 vehicle clearance alerts, 38 ......read more

Dubai Culture Showcases Dubai's Archaeological Treasures in Paris

Dubai, UAE, 10 July 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has concluded its participation in the 57th Seminar for Arabian Studies organised by the International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA) to enhance the exchange of ideas and perspectives among researchers and academics on the history, and civilisation of the Arabian Peninsula. This aligns with the Authority’s efforts to highlight the importance of Dubai's archaeological and historical sites, in line with its sectoral priorities to cement the emirate's presence on the global heritage map. During the three-day conference hosted by the National Institute of Art History in Paris, the Authority’s delegation presented two scientific papers highlighting Dubai's archaeological sites. The first research paper was titled ‘Iron Age ......read more

UAE Sets Pace for Environmental Sustainability Across MEA

New report cites progress, areas for improvement in the Emirates                          DUBAI – JULY 10, 2024 – The United Arab Emirates remains the leader, by most key measures, in environmental sustainability and climate action across the Gulf and Africa, says a new Agility Global report that tracks government and business policies, practices and investment related to the environment. The findings, released Wednesday, are contained in a report that updates Agility’s Middle East and Africa Environmental Sustainability Scorecard, issued last November. The Scorecard examined the performance of 17 MEA countries in environmental sustainability outcomes, government policies and corporate practices. South Africa and the UAE led as the top performing ......read more

RTA Launches Pilot Operation for AI-Assisted Automated Detection of Right-of-Way Damage and Traffic Diversion Inspections

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 9th July 2024 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugurated a pilot operation using a vehicle designed for AI-assisted automated detection of damage to the right-of-way and inspection of traffic diversions on Dubai's roads. This initiative underscores RTA’s commitment to leveraging the latest digital and artificial intelligence technologies to enhance the quality of the road network and improve traffic safety in Dubai in line with RTA’s vision to be The World Leader in Seamless and Sustainable Mobility. The smart vehicle is equipped with high-precision tools for collecting data about the condition of the right-of-way and verifying the compliance of traffic diversions with RTA’s approved technical standards and specifications. It features cameras, ......read more

INNOPROM 2024 kicks off in Russia with UAE as Partner Country

- The UAE delegation, led by HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, includes ministers, local government entities, leading national companies, and investors. - The focus is on strengthening bilateral relations and exploring industrial cooperation. - The UAE showcases industrial cooperation opportunities in priority sectors and organizes the "Russian-Emirati Industrial Dialogue" as well as a session on the Make it in the Emirates initiative. Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation: July 9, 2024: INNOPROM 2024 has started in Yekaterinburg, Russia, with the UAE participating as a Partner Country. The UAE’s delegation is focused on strengthening bilateral relations by highlighting investment, industrial, and trade opportunities, exchanging experiences and knowledge, and exploring partnerships. His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al ......read more

Dubai Municipality receives 7 new international specifications

Two of these seven certifications were awarded for the first time in the region during 2023 Al Hajri: "Our achievements embody the wise leadership’s vision to pioneering government work as well as the Municipality’s objectives to enhance Dubai’s appeal, sustainability, leadership, and quality of life.” Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2024: Dubai Municipality has secured seven new Certificates of Conformity (CoC) with international standards (ISO) and British standards across several vital areas during 2023, underscoring its commitment to innovation, excellence, agility, and institutional resilience. The certifications were received in fields – including areas of environmental management, protection and sustainability, energy management, institutional governance, IT governance, internal auditing, ......read more

Dubai Future Labs and Japan Science and Technology Agency Announce R&D Collaboration

Agreement brings together advanced R&D capabilities of JST’s Moonshot Goal 1 and Dubai Future Labs to explore potentially transformative technologies. Dubai-UAE: 9 July 2024 – Dubai Future Labs and Osaka University, under the oversight of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), have signed an agreement to collaborate in the research and development (R&D) of new technologies and concepts. The agreement is in line with “Dubai Research and Development Program” which aims to support key economic sectors and create new opportunities for growth by providing a comprehensive framework for research, development and innovation across the emirate. Under the agreement, Dubai Future Labs, and JST’s Moonshot Goal 1 will engage in joint R&D activities together with the University of ......read more

RTA launches the 9th edition of Ajyal Summer Training Programme for University and School Students

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 8th July 2024 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the ninth edition of the Ajyal Summer Training Programme. The program is set to host 75 universities and 12th-grade levels students from RTA employees’ family members. It includes comprehensive field training across various RTA agencies and sectors, complemented by remote training workshops through global academic platforms designed to enhance students' awareness. The program aligns with RTA's goals and objectives, focusing on leadership in digital transformation, environmental and financial sustainability, asset sustainability, and excellence in artificial intelligence through global academic platforms. Athari Mohamed, Director of Human Resources and Development, Corporate Administrative Support Services ......read more

Dubai Customs and Dubai Chambers Discuss Joint Cooperation and Support for Dubai Economic Agenda Goals

Dubai – 7 July 2024: Dubai Customs welcomed a high-level delegation from Dubai Chambers, where they discussed ways to collaborate towards achieving the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda. This agenda, directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, seeks to double Dubai's economic size in the next decade and establish it among the top three global economic cities by creating an ideal investment environment that strengthens Dubai's economic stability. The delegation was received by H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Busenad, Director General of Dubai Customs, along with Jumaa Al Ghaith, Advisor to the Director General, and the executive directors and department heads of the organization. Leading the Dubai Chambers delegation was His Excellency Mohammad ......read more

UAE and Japan discuss the latest developments in the comprehensive strategic partnership and sign a number of memorandums of understanding

HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reaffirm the deep ties between the two countries and their commitment to elevating the relationship to new heights. Both sides discuss the latest developments in the comprehensive strategic partnership, and the promising opportunities and areas of cooperation in a number of strategic sectors, including energy, technology, digital transformation, advanced industries, and finance. Signing of a number of Memorandums of Understanding including a cooperation between ADNOC and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on green financing worth $3 billion, as well as a Memorandum of Cooperation relating to strategic energy reserves between ADNOC and the Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Both sides discuss the importance of enhancing and ......read more

RTA delivers Traffic Safety Awareness Messages to 350,000 Students,holds events attracting 15,000 targeted students during the 2023-2024 academic year

Dubai, Roads and Transport Authority, 4th July 2024: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has delivered traffic safety awareness messages to over 350,000 students across schools in Dubai. Additionally, RTA organised educational events that saw the participation of over 15,000 students in awareness programmes held in 50 schools in Dubai throughout the current academic year 2023-2024. RTA takes proactive and effective traffic measures in line with Dubai's Traffic Safety Strategy to help protect road users from traffic incidents in the emirate. RTA systematically educates the public according to the best global practices and technologies, focusing primarily on children and students to build a knowledgeable and cultured generation. Training children on basic traffic behaviour skills is crucial for improving future ......read more

UAE to host Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation annual meetings for first time

MoIAT, EIAC and GAC will host meetings in July, meetings to draw participation of 68 national accreditation bodies from across Asia-Pacific region. Dubai, UAE: 4  July 2024 – The United Arab a is set to host the Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) annual meetings for the first time. The meetings will take place in Dubai from July 13-18 under the theme ‘Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future.’ Representatives from 68 national accreditation bodies will participate in the prestigious event, in addition to specialists in the field of accreditation and conformity assessment from across the Asia-Pacific region. The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s (MoIAT) Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS), the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) and the ......read more

Benefits of Establishing a Business in Hamriyah Free Zone

Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZ) is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing free zones in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It offers numerous advantages for businesses looking to establish a presence in the region. This article explores the key benefits of setting up a business in Hamriyah Free Zone, highlighting why it is an attractive destination for investors and entrepreneurs. For a comparison with other free zones in the UAE, you can also explore the Fujairah free zone. Overview of Hamriyah Free Zone Established in 1995, Hamriyah Free Zone is strategically located in the Emirate of Sharjah. It provides businesses with access to a well-developed infrastructure and a gateway to regional and global markets. With its diverse range of industries and business activities, HFZ has become a hub for international trade and ......read more

Ministry of Finance Hosts Second "Customer Councils" to Zero Out Government Bureaucracy

Younis Haji Al Khoori: "Zero Government Bureaucracy" is a transformative program aimed at achieving the UAE Centennial 2071 goals • Topics discussed include improving customer experience for compliance with international financial organizations, government procurement, and ministry service inquiries • Adoption of highly efficient business models and the delivery of future-ready, proactive, integrated services • Public experience evaluated through interactive labs, brainstorming sessions, and design thinking within the "Zero Bureaucracy Interactive Lab" and Customer Councils • Sessions with business and individual stakeholders to present, discuss, and test proposed solutions and future initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 4, 2024 The Ministry of Finance held the second ......read more

Dubai Road Naming Committee promotes community participation by launching ‘Roads Naming Suggestions platform'

-   The platform enables the public to suggest names for roads that reflect national identity and heritage, further narrating stories of the past -    It will further reinforce the revival of heritage meanings and designations, highlighting Dubai's national identity and reflecting its history, legacy, and values Al-Hajri: •   “The platform showcases our efforts in reviving national meanings and nomenclature of Dubai, further serving as a testament to its history, values, cultural, civilizational, and social wealth and consistent with its future growth.” •   “The platform serves as a digital system that enables the public to participate in proposing names for roads and streets across Dubai that reflect our national identity and tell stories of our ......read more

RTA and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Sign MoU to Advance Mass Transit Technologies and Innovations

Al Tayer: The MoU strengthens efforts to provide exceptional public transport services. Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 3 July 2024: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), met with a delegation from the State of Ohio, USA. The delegation was led by His Excellency Blake Ethridge, Chairman of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen relations and collaboration between the RTA and its American counterparts in various areas, such as mass transport, roads, integrated and user-friendly mobility applications, connected and real-time mobility systems, and autonomous transport. During the meeting, Al Tayer discussed RTA's best practices in public transport, ......read more

AUS and UAE Federal Tax Authority forge strategic partnership to enhance taxation education and professional development

Sharjah, UAE., July7, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) and the Federal Tax Authority in the UAE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) fostering deeper cooperation and synergy between the two entities. The agreement was signed by Dr. Tod Laursen, Chancellor of AUS, and H.E. Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director General of the Federal Tax Authority in the UAE, on July 3 on the AUS campus.  The MoU outlines a structured framework for a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing joint efforts in key areas of mutual interest such as executive education and professional advancement, curricular development, training opportunities, and education and community outreach. Under this agreement, AUS will provide specialized professional certificates and training courses in Corporate Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise ......read more

Driving Licenses and Registrations Now Integrated into Samsung Wallet

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 2nd July 2024 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Samsung Gulf Electronics, announces the integration of driving licenses and vehicle registrations to Samsung Wallet. This partnership aligns with RTA's dedication to utilizing technology to ensure an efficient transportation system, enhance driver experience, and achieve Dubai's vision of becoming the world's premier smart city. Samsung users can now add their vehicle registration and driving license information directly to their Samsung Wallet through the RTA app. This integration eliminates the need for multiple apps and provides a centralized platform for managing important transportation-related documents. Meera Al Shaikh, Director of Smart Services at RTA, said: "The Roads and Transport ......read more

Dubai Hosts International Moot Court for Space Disputes

DIFC Courts and Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) launch region’s first space disputes Moot Court competition International and local law students compete in hybrid event Part of Courts of Space initiative launched by DIFC Courts and DFF in 2021 Dubai, 2 July 2024: The inaugural Courts of Space Moot Court, a joint initiative between the Dubai Future Foundation and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, launched a hybrid competition held between May 7 – May 21. A total of 15 university teams entered the Moot Court competition across a four day preliminary and quarter-final rounds, with the semi-final rounds and final conducted at the DIFC Courts. By participating in the moot, students gained valuable insight into the DIFC Courts Rules in relation to conflict on matters such as breach of contract ......read more

Latifa bint Mohammed honours General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2024: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), honoured Lieutenant General Mohammad Ahmad Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), during a visit to the Authority’s headquarters in Dubai Design District (d3). This recognition was in appreciation of his contributions and efforts in supporting Dubai Culture’s submissions for the Dubai Government Excellence Program. GDRFA’s support helped enhance the Authority’s competitiveness, elevate it to the excellence category in the program, and strengthen its position among Dubai’s government entities. The GDRFA team, as the Authority’s Partners for Pioneering, supported Dubai Culture ......read more

Celebrating 22 Years of Excellence: Fairmont Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road Marks a New Era of Luxury and Innovation

July 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, renowned for its unwavering commitment to unparalleled hospitality, celebrates 22 years of excellence, marking a milestone of exceptional service in the vibrant heart of Dubai. Since its inception in 2002, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, has continued to embody it's core values of hospitality, inclusivity, innovation and service excellence while standing as an iconic symbol of luxury and sophistication. As it commemorates this milestone, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road continues to redefine the standards of hospitality and guest experience. Over the past two decades, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, has redefined the standards of hospitality. By prioritising personalised service, investing in employee training and development, and constantly ......read more

RTA Partners with Private Sector to Launch Cutting-Edge Digital Platform for Commercial Transport Services

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 1st July 2024: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Trukker Technologies DMCC Company to establish a digital platform to facilitate the delivery of commercial transport services in Dubai. This platform is intended to offer commercial transport options for both individual and corporate clients in the emirate, encompassing a range of commercial transport services and means (furniture movers, goods transporters, and other cargo trucks in addition to other commercial vehicles). The agreement was signed by Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO, Licensing Agency, RTA, and by Gaurav Biswas, Founder and CEO of the Company. The signing ceremony was attended by several directors, managers, and staff members from both parties. "RTA is always keen on elevating the ......read more

Ministry of Economy: New law on combating commercial fraud bolsters UAE's legislation and protects consumers in line with best global standards

The Law enhances the efficiency of the economic sector and the competitiveness of trademark owners, while also establishing integrated mechanisms to combat counterfeit, adulterated, and corrupt products. >> Abdullah Al Saleh: The law marks a significant milestone in the country's efforts to develop proactive legislation for economic sectors and enhance governance within business environment. Abu Dhabi, 1 July 2024: The Ministry of Economy (MoEc) has clarified that Federal Decree-Law No. (42) of 2023 on Combating Commercial Fraud contributes to the creation of an integrated legislation that will significantly enhance consumer rights protection and combat commercial fraud in the UAE, aligning with the best global standards. This law introduces comprehensive mechanisms and regulations to prevent the trade of counterfeit, ......read more

Watani Al Emarat Foundation launches fifth ‘Ambassador of Emirati National Identity programme' to empower country's youth

The key goal of the programme is to empower Emirati youth and instil a sense of national belonging Dubai – July 1, 2024: Watani Al Emarat Foundation launched the fifth session of the ‘Ambassador of Emirati National Identity programme’ exemplifying its commitment to reinforcing national identity, increasing respect for the constitution and fostering Emirati values and principles. The programme’s activities will be held at the Sharjah Old Cars Club until August 4, 2024. It will include a series of lectures, sessions and workshops presented by a selected team of scholars and experts to empower its 50 young male and female participants.  The programme seeks to leverage the capabilities of young Emiratis to boost their reputation among society members. Its key goal is to strengthen and promote the principles ......read more

RTA awards an AED 431m project to develop entry/exit points for Dubai Harbour, in partnership with Shamal Holding

Al Tayer: A 1,500-metre bridge to be constructed comprising two lanes in each direction, to facilitate direct entry/exit points for the project The project cuts the travel time to the site from 12 minutes to 3 minutes The bridge has a capacity of 6,000 vehicles per hour in both directions Binhabtoor: This major milestone to construct the Dubai Harbour bridge will provide direct access to Dubai Harbour, which achieves our mission of offering our residents and guests the best experience and comfort We have commenced a range of enhancements and investments as part of our plans to offer the best integrated community in terms of quality of life and the well-being of residents and visitors Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 30th June 2024 In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

AUS and Hitachi Energy: Fostering talent, driving innovation in sustainable energy

Sharjah, UAE, July 1, 2024 – American University of Sharjah (AUS) has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Hitachi Energy under the framework of the AUS College of Engineering's (CEN) Al Nukhba Program to provide students with hands-on experience, practical skills and real-world exposure for a journey of discovery and innovation. The AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Program establishes industry partnership collaborations in the areas of research, development, training programs, internships, exchange of information and personnel, joint supervision of students' capstone projects and field trip visits.   Through this partnership, Hitachi Energy will offer internships and training to AUS students, providing them with valuable hands-on experience and mentorship opportunities in sustainable energy ......read more

Dubai Customs Cracks Down on Drug Smuggling: 1,273 Seizures Show Commitment to Global Security

Leading safe customs worldwide is a strategic goal in the Department plan 2021-2026 Dubai – 30 June 2024: On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26th June every year, Dubai Customs announced 1,273 drug seizures at border ports of the Emirate of Dubai (land, sea, air, and passenger operations). These included Tramadol tablets, Captagon, opium, heroin, cannabis seeds, marijuana, restricted narcotic drugs, and other drugs. Dubai Customs is making further efforts to combat all forms of smuggling, especially narcotics, through its customs ports, to protect the community and the national economy from its negative effects by countering smuggling attempts. Port Security Mansoor Al Malik, executive director for policies and legislation Division at Dubai Customs, confirmed that ......read more

Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs

New data reveals that over 750,000 people are experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity with 25.6 million people in crisis levels of hunger ROME/NEW YORK – Alarming new food security projections for Sudan published today show that Sudan is facing a devastating hunger catastrophe on a scale not seen since the Darfur crisis in the early 2000s, warn the heads of three United Nations agencies.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have been warning of rapid deterioration in conditions for the people of Sudan, particularly children, as food security is torn apart by war that has ravaged the country for more than a year. Collectively the agencies have mobilised a large-scale humanitarian response inside Sudan and in ......read more

Ministry of Economy and La Liga launch ‘Anti-Piracy Lab' project to block websites violating intellectual property rights and creative works

Al Saleh: The project is a part of the Ministry of Economy's ongoing efforts to enhance comprehensive protection for owners of creative works. It also strengthens the UAE's international partnerships in combating infringements on intellectual property rights. Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2024: The UAE Ministry of Economy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Spanish National Professional Football League ‘La Liga’ to establish a lab aimed at combating piracy and protecting intellectual property rights in the UAE. The initiative will focus on detecting and addressing illegal use of audio and visual content across digital platforms. The project, executed in collaboration with Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Digital Government (TDRA), will be established in Dubai Media City. The MoU was ......read more

UAE Chairs 45th Annual Session of the OPEC Fund Ministerial Council

Council members review OPEC Fund’s annual report for 2023 and discuss the Strategic Framework 2030. Vienna, Austria: June 26, 2024 – The United Arab Emirates today chaired the 45th annual session of the OPEC Fund Ministerial Council held in Vienna, Austria. During the meeting, council members discussed the annual report for 2023, as well as the latest developments and progress of the Fund’s projects and initiatives. His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, headed the UAE delegation. He was accompanied by Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and Organizations at the UAE Ministry of Finance and OPEC Fund Governing Board Representative, and Hammad Essa Al-Zaabi, Director of the Minister’s Office at the UAE Ministry of ......read more

US dollar-denominated 10-year USD 1.50 billion bond, maturing in July 2034

Order book of USD 6.50 billion, firmly oversubscribing by more than 4 times Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 June 2024 – The Ministry of Finance, has successfully closed its offering of a US dollar-denominated 10-year USD 1.50 billion bond, maturing in July 2034. Issued with a yield of 4.857%, the bond represents a spread of 60 basis points over US Treasuries. The bond will be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Nasdaq Dubai. The bond issue attracted high-quality investors, with the order book USD 6.50 billion, firmly oversubscribing by more than 4 times by the final guidance. This overwhelming demand highlights the UAE’s growing appeal to both domestic and international investors, underscoring the country’s commitment to maintaining its status as one of the world's most competitive and advanced economies. His ......read more

GPSSA organizes its first English-speaking webinar for UAE-based employers

Abu Dhabi, 26th June 2024 –  The General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) in collaboration with the HR Observer, an English-speaking platform which targets HR directors in the UAE and the wider MENA region, is organizing a webinar on Wednesday 3rd July 2024 at 11:00am for HR professionals in order to familiarize them with the different types of services available for insured Emiratis. The webinar entitled ‘Secure your golden years – In depth look at pension schemes’  is being held in the presence of Ms. Sharifa Alblooshi, GPSSA’s Customer Happiness Department Head, who is due to shed light on the different types of pension schemes that cover employment, ageing, disability, decease and occupational illness. The webinar was organized to familiarize HR employees on the different ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Issues Public-Private Partnership Manual, Defines Priority Sectors for First Phase

The manual encourages the participation of the private sector in creating developmental and strategic projects in line with best international standards. Abu Dhabi, UAE: June 25, 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance today announced the UAE Cabinet’s approval of the Public-Private Partnership Manual. The manual aims to develop a policy and procedural framework to enable federal government entities to implement their developmental and strategic projects efficiently and effectively, and to enhance their benefit from the financial, administrative, and technological expertise of the private sector. It also encourages the private sector to proactively participate and contribute to supporting the UAE’s efforts to develop national and strategic projects to achieve the maximum possible benefit for society, the ......read more

Jumbo Serve Expands Footprint with New Service Centre in Al Barsha

Meets growing demand for Authorized Service Centers in UAE Dubai, UAE; 25th June 2024: Jumbo Serve, an award-winning business unit of the Jumbo Group, has announced the opening of a brand-new service center in Al Barsha, Dubai. This strategic expansion is aimed at filling the rising demand for authorized service centers for electronic devices, and ensuring customers have access to trusted repair services with genuine parts and qualified technicians.  As a major advocate for urging customers to choose trusted service centers, Jumbo Serve ensures the use of genuine parts and certified technicians for device repairs. This new facility is designed to provide convenient access to high-quality service in a residential area, making it easier for local residents to connect directly with Jumbo Serve in a timely manner. Commenting on ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Announces Advanced Standards for Oncology Services in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 June, 2024: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced a new set of standards for regulating the provision of oncology services in health facilities providing the services in Dubai; in collaboration with the Emirates Oncology Society. The initiative comes in alignment with the goals and priorities set forth in Dubai’s Healthcare Strategy 2026; which aims to establish a pioneering healthcare system that boosts patients and their families’ confidence and contributes to making Dubai one of the leading destinations for healthcare with the best patients’ outcomes. This  is one of DHA’s ongoing efforts to develop the healthcare sector in Dubai, ensuring the provision of specialised, high-quality treatment services that further improves patient safety. During the workshop ......read more

SSUP Appoints Hatem S. Al Mandeel as the New General Manager for KSA

KSA, Riyadh, 24th of June: Sunny Side Up is thrilled to announce the appointment of Hatem S. Al Mandeel as the new General Manager for Saudi Arabia. With a distinguished career characterized by a string of remarkable achievements and extensive expertise, Hatem is poised to lead SSUP KSA into an era of innovation and growth. With over 15 years of experience, Hatem brings a treasure trove of knowledge and a flair for delivering results, from steering marketing strategies, overseeing communication campaigns, managing finances, and executing high-stakes management decisions. Before joining SSUP, Hatem held several key positions in various organizations. As the Head of Communications & Marketing at HPDC, he significantly transformed brand narratives through his strategic vision. In his role as Associate Director of Communications at ......read more

Real Estate Development: The Cornerstone of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development

Phase II Crowned with Success and Remarkable Progress Continuing its societal, educational, and healthcare journey, today, the City of Information, under the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, sheds light on the role of the real estate development sector in the developmental strides Dubai has made in a changing and vibrant world. However, the societal responsibility of companies in the real estate development sector extends beyond the boundaries of individual projects to encompass broader societal development initiatives and lay the groundwork for sustainable growth and prosperity. Integrating the principles of social work into real estate practices and recognizing its importance in strengthening community ties enhances a sense of belonging and empowerment, as these initiatives work to enable individuals ......read more

Dubai Culture recognised twice at GovMedia Conference & Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2024: The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has won two awards at the GovMedia Conference & Awards hosted in Singapore in June, bagging the ‘Digital Initiative of the Year’ award for the Ramadan Heroes initiative and the ‘Campaign of the Year’ award for the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, both in the Culture and the Arts category. These reflect the significant impact of Dubai Culture's initiatives and their ability to reach all segments of society, and the Authority’s commitment to integrating innovation with heritage, thereby enhancing its role in enriching the cultural movement in Dubai. Through its Ramadan Heroes initiative, a first-of-its-kind virtual local charitable project launched in 2020, in collaboration with strategic partners, Dubai ......read more

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade Statement on the UNCTAD FDI Report 2024

“The UAE continues to reap the rewards of opening our economy to the world. In 2023, we attracted a total of US$30.7 billion, a world-leading increase of 35 percent over 2022 – and a sharp contrast to the 2 percent global decline in investment flows. These figures, which were revealed in a new report by UNCTAD, have enabled the UAE to advance five places to 11th in the global rankings for FDI attraction while confirming our number one position in the Arab World, accounting for 45.4 percent of the total FDI inflows into the region. “This is no accident. The UAE continues to take confident steps in pursuit of economic diversification and long-term, sustainable growth, which includes the ongoing development of our business ecosystem, our laws and regulations, and our global trade network to ensure we are a foremost ......read more

Family Development Foundation organises interactive ‘Sustainable Integration and Partnerships Forum' session

Abu Dhabi, June 21, 2024: The Family Development Foundation (FDF) collaborated with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre to conduct an interactive session titled ‘Sustainable Integration and Partnerships Forum’ under the social media campaign ‘Kindness and Mercy’. The campaign reflects the vision and guidance of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, ‘Mother of the Nation’, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of FDF, to motivate the youth to marry, as well as support their fellow countrymen in overcoming challenges to realise their family aspirations. During this session, H.E. Maryam Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Director General of FDF, delivered a welcome speech, lauding H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak's ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Launches New Transformational Projects

Aimed at bolstering UAE’s international status in field of finance, in line with the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision. Abu Dhabi, UAE: June 20, 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance today announced the implementation of transformational projects that support the country’s efforts to transition towards the future and enhance its competitiveness, in line with the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision and the UAE’s efforts to become the global hub for the new economy over the next ten years. These projects are unique in achieving a significant positive impact in all sectors within short periods of time. These projects support the UAE Government's efforts to accelerate the achievement of the government’s foresight objectives, with a focus on achieving financial results in line with the ‘We the ......read more

In response to the death of 550 pilgrims due to heatwave: "Ummah for Earth" calls to combat the deadly effects of climate change by transitioning to renewable energy

June 19 - Beirut, Lebanon** – In response to the death of more than 550 pilgrims during this year's Hajj season, as temperatures reached 51.8°C in Mecca. Nouhad Awwad, Campaigner and Global Outreach Coordinator at the Ummah for Earth Alliance, commented: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as we mourn the devastating loss of over 500 pilgrims in Mecca due to unprecedented heatwaves. This tragic loss is a reminder of the need to work hand-by-hand urgently to combat the devastating impacts of climate change. Awwad added "The solution is within our hands as Ummah, shifting away from fossil fuels, which are driving the climate crisis, and moving towards clean, renewable energy sources that protect our planet and prevent further tragedies. Let us honor the memory of those we lost by ......read more

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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 ......read more

Over AED 768 million worth pension disbursements for the month of April, announces the General ...…

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 ......read more

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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 ......read more

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