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Dubai Municipality allocates 3,150 cleaning supervisors and workers to oversee public hygiene operations during Eid Al-Adha holiday

The municipality has allocated 2,250 municipal sanitation engineers and 650 private sector sanitation engineer 250 supervisory and control staff members have been designated to manage tasks and handle emergency field reports. To manage a total of 2,300 kilometers of main roads, the municipality has assigned a team of 165 supervisors and sanitation engineers. A field team including 91 staff and sanitation engineers have been allocated to ensure cleanliness of public beaches. The Municipality has deployed a total of 759 vehicles and equipment for regular field programs, offering support and responding to emergencies. 14 June, 2024: Dubai Municipality announced its plan to manage public cleanliness operations and community services related to sustainable waste management in different areas during the Eid Al-Adha holiday in more

Dubai Customs Rolls Out Special Services for Returning Hajj Pilgrims and Eid Visitors

Dubai – 13 June 2024: Dubai Customs has unveiled special and distinctive services for Hajj pilgrims returning from the holy lands, confirming that preparations have begun early to facilitate procedures at Dubai International Airport, as well as to welcome visitors arriving to enjoy Eid Al-Adha holiday in the United Arab Emirates. Ibrahim Ali Al Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs, said, "Dubai Customs has developed a comprehensive plan where a high-level committee has been formed from the Passenger Operations Department to supervise inspection teams and coordinate with other participating authorities in preparing to receive pilgrims returning from performing the sacred rituals to the homeland. Dubai Customs, represented by the Passenger Operations Department, has taken several measures to more

GLOBAL RESEARCH REVEALS: 64% of Saudi Based Consumers are Concerned about the Environment, Pollution & Food Waste

Tetra Pak launches “Go Nature Go Carton 3.0” this month to promote the sustainability practices that can transform food systems in the Middle East  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 11th June, 2024: Tetra Pak announced today unique insights from the “Global Sustainable Packaging Consumer Research” study, that can have an impact on propelling sustainability practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The global research aims to understand the actions taken by consumers to conserve the environment on a country level, and accordingly identify new market trends, industry opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, and provide businesses with valuable insights that can help the latter develop data driven solutions to better align with consumer demands.   The research insights are being more

EDGE Signs Two MoU Agreements with Cummins Arabia

EDGE Group entity, AL TAIF, will seek to collaborate with Cummins Arabia on various marketing, sales, maintenance, and servicing activities of Cummins engines, parts, and other products, including rugged mobile power (RMP) products. Abu Dhabi, UAE: 12 June, 2024 – EDGE Group entity, AL TAIF, the UAE’s leading military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider of comprehensive lifecycle support for land platforms, heavy utility vehicles and ground support equipment to the UAE Armed Forces, has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with Cummins Arabia, part of Cummins Inc., a power solutions leader that pioneers new technologies with a broad portfolio ranging from engines to generators. As per the first MoU, the two companies will collaborate to support the sales, maintenance and servicing more

Ministry of Cabinet Affairs Receives the Green Certificate by Moro Hub for Utilizing its World's Largest Green Data Center

Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2024: Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority PJSC (DEWA), honoured the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs (MOCA) with a Green Certificate. The recognition is in acknowledgment of the Ministry's commitment to environmental sustainability through the utilization of Moro Hub's Green Data Center for its IT Workloads. His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, presented the Green Certificate to His Excellency Omar Sultan AlOlama, Minister of State For Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy And Remote Work Applications, Director General of the Prime Minister's Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs during the activities of the AI Retreat, organised at the Museum of the Future in Dubai. HE Omar Sultan AlOlama: Solutions Empowered more

RTA opens major bridge as part of Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project

The Project Completion Rate Hits 90% Al Tayer: The completed 2-lane bridge spans 666 metres and handles 3,200 vehicles per hour The project encompasses four bridges with a total length of 2,874 metres 70% drop in journey time from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Al Yalayes Street towards Jebel Ali Port 40% saving in travel time from Garn Al Sabkha Street to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Al Qusais and Deira Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 9th June 2024: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened a major bridge as part of the Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project today, Sunday. The project involves the construction of four bridges, totalling 2,874 meters in length and with a capacity of 17,600 vehicles per hour. The newly completed 2-lane more

Dubai Municipality reserves public beaches for families during Eid Al Adha holiday

Juma: The new circular seeks to regulate the number of visitors and the turnout on beaches, ensuring that families can enjoy the beaches in Dubai during the Eid holiday. The Municipality will allocate a 140-member safety and rescue team with advanced logistics equipment to enhance beach safety and a 65-member field control team to organize beach operations, ensuring top security and safety standards for beachgoers. Dubai, UAE, June 07, 2024: In a move to enhance the city’s appeal and ensure a high quality of life for residents and visitors, Dubai Municipality has announced that all the public beaches affiliated will be exclusively reserved for families during Eid Al Adha holiday. This initiative reflects the Municipality’s commitment to incorporating entertainment and tourism amenities to boost the more

SLC signs MoU with American University in the Emirates to promote legal and institutional cooperation

June 7, 2024 - The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the American University in the Emirates (AUE). The MoU aimed at promoting bilateral cooperation and elevating institutional, research, and legal performance, strengthening the UAE’s legal and legislative system. The MoU was signed by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General, and Prof. Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq, President of the AUE. This MoU covers various areas of cooperation, such as providing legal training in legislation preparation and drafting, conducting joint research and studies, exchanging visits, and holding roundtable discussions on critical issues and topics of mutual interest. Al Muhairi emphasised the importance of the MoU as a cornerstone for collaborative efforts more

Jumbo Group Reaffirms Commitment to Children's Education with AED 1 million Donation to Dubai Cares, Honouring Founder's Vision

Dubai, UAE; 06 June 2024: Jumbo Group, the most trusted consumer electronics brand in the UAE, proudly announces a donation of AED 1 million to Dubai Cares, an organization dedicated to improving children's access to quality education in developing countries. The donation is part of Jumbo Group’s CSR initiatives, launched by the company’s chairperson Vidya Chhabria in 2007, when she confirmed Jumbo Group’s commitment to donating AED 10 million to Dubai Cares. This latest contribution brings Jumbo Group's total donations towards the cause of children's education to AED 7 million, marking a tribute to the legacy of the Group’s founder, Shri Manohar Rajaram Chhabria. The group completes 50 years in the region this year and continues its longstanding legacy of giving back to the country and community with more

e& enterprise concludes inaugural 'Future Now Squared' focused on Zero Government Bureaucracy

First event targeting senior government officials and corporate leaders in the UAE, centred on the theme: "Zero Government Bureaucracy : The Road Ahead" Key topics of discussion focused on how technology combined with human-centric design can reduce bureaucracy and streamline services Event attended by over 150 government representatives Dubai, UAE, 6th June2024: – e& enterprise concluded the first 'Future Now Squared,’ a thought leadership event designed to foster collaboration and propel technology innovation in the UAE and beyond. Gathering top executives and senior government officials, this exclusive serie provided invaluable insights from renowned national and international thought leaders, setting the stage for groundbreaking advancements across industries. The inaugural event more

Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali, And South Sudan

Latest Hunger Hotspots report urges immediate action to prevent famine and warns of La Niña-linked climate extremes ROME – Acute food insecurity is set to increase in magnitude and severity in 18 hunger “Hotspots”, a new United Nations early warning report has revealed today. The report spotlights the urgent need of assistance to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan, and further deterioration in the devastating hunger crises in Haiti, Mali, and South Sudan. It also warns of the lingering impact of El Niño and the looming threat of La Niña that risks bringing further climate extremes that could upend lives and livelihoods. The report found that many hotspots face growing hunger crises and highlights the worrying multiplier effect that simultaneous and overlapping shocks are having on acute more

Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa

Pretoria, 5 June 2024 - More than 30 million people across Southern Africa have been affected by a severe drought. Millions could be pushed into acute hunger unless support is urgently mobilized to scale before the next lean season, warn the United Nations (UN) and partners. The joint call was made today by the UN, NGOs, regional and national authorities, humanitarian and development partners during a briefing on the emergency in Southern Africa, held in Pretoria, South Africa, to highlight the severe impacts of El Niño and the climate-driven crisis. This joint call follows the recent extraordinary summit by The Southern African Development Community (SADC) that saw the launch of a regional appeal in May seeking $5.5 billion to provide urgent lifesaving assistance, to help with recovery and long-term climate more

SLC organises Annual Legislative Audit Meeting 2024

June 5, 2024: The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) held its Annual Legislative Audit Meeting under the theme ‘Towards Achieving Effective Legislative Compliance.’ The meeting was attended by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General, along with a number of SLC employees and representatives from the government entities subject to legislative audit and that are participating in the Dubai Government Excellence Programme. The meeting featured insightful presentations made by Marwah Ibrahim, Senior Legal Officer and Head of the Evaluation and Follow-up Section of the Legislative Audit Directorate; Omar Al Suwaidi, Senior Legal Officer and Head of the Legislative Audit Section; and Bader Al Ali, Senior Legal Officer at the Legislative Audit Directorate. In more

Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim received HE Al Zeyoudi as the UAE and Malaysia seek deeper trade and investment ties

UAE-Malaysia non-oil bilateral trade totaled US $4.7 billion in 2023. HE Al Zeyoudi: “Malaysia is a highly valued and long-standing trade and investment partner for the UAE. Both nations recognize the developmental importance of open, rules-based trade and are committed to ensuring our private sectors are able to maximize the opportunities available in each other’s economies” Putrajaya, Malaysia – 4th June, 2024:  His Excellency Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, received His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, on a visit to the country designed to deepen trade and investment ties between the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. HE Dr Thani also held talks with His Excellency Zafrul Aziz, Malaysia’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, more

Economic Integration Committee reviews progress of National Registry, discusses UAE's endeavours in enhancing trademark protection

Bin Touq: The UAE has made significant progress in creating a favourable economic legislative environment. The Committee plays a significant role in bolstering the UAE's vision to shift towards a new economic model. Abu Dhabi, 4 June 2024: The Economic Integration Committee held its third meeting of 2024 under the chairmanship of H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, and with the presence and membership of H.E. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade. The meeting was attended by representatives of local economic development departments from all emirates. The Committee reviewed the progress on the implementation of its previous meeting's agenda in March, discussing several important topics. One key area of focus was the significance of bolstering national efforts to enhance trademark more

From Haiti Shows Urgent Need For More Humanitarian Access in Hard-to-Reach Areas of Port au Prince

Shot: 17-30 May, 2024 Port au Prince, Haiti TRT: 3:07 :00-:23 GV’s Road blocks, streets of Port au Prince(drone shots mute) Attacks involving armed gangs that started in February/March have sparked an escalation in violence and protest. International flights were cancelled following attacks at the airport and ports are similarly inaccessible while internet and phone connectivity, and power outages pose a major challenge. Supply chains for food into the city have been disrupted creating a surge in food insecurity. Shot: 25May24 Port au Prince :23-:55(drone shots mute) GV’s Displaced People living in a school The violence has forced 362,000 people to flee their homes. Almost half the sites that are sheltering displaced people in Port au Prince are schools. According to UNICEF, 900 schools in more

UAE Ministry of Finance Holds Introductory Session on Federal Properties

Dubai, UAE: June 02, 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance recently held an introductory session on Federal Decree-Law No. (35) of 2023 regarding federal properties, including real estate assets or otherwise. A total of 110 employees from 26 federal government entities participated in the session and learned about this legislation, which defines federal real estate assets, their registration in the real estate assets registry, and issues related to their management. Her Excellency Mariam Mohamed Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the Government Financial Management Sector, said: "The law on federal properties is key to the ongoing efforts to develop the legislative environment in the field of government properties management, and supports efforts to enhance the country's advanced position in global competitiveness more

Dubai Municipality announces winners of ‘Dubai's Best Homegrown Produce Competition' held under Dubai Farms initiative

Three winning gardens were designed in accordance with the most advanced and innovative practices of sustainable modern agriculture. Advanced agricultural systems such as aeroponics and hydroponics, and integrated water treatment and recycling systems were highlighted during the event. Competition shed light on a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Out of 109 competitors, 12 emerged as finalists in the competition. Dubai, UAE, June 02, 2024, Dubai Municipality announced the three winners of ‘Dubai’s Best Homegrown Produce Competition,’ which aims to promote a culture of sustainable agriculture through the production of agricultural products and crops at home. The initiative was launched to raise community awareness of the latest practices and techniques in modern, sustainable agriculture. The more

RTA unveils Commercial and Logistics Land Transport Strategy 2030

The strategy boosts the sector's contribution to Dubai’s economy, raising it to AED 16.8 billion. Highlights: 75% rise in technology adoption in infrastructure 30% drop in carbon emissions. 10% improvement in operational efficiency The new strategy aligns with 6 specialised strategies 351,000 vehicles and 9,699 companies are registered in the commercial transport sector. 34% compound growth rate in the sector over the past 5 years 242,000 job opportunities created by the commercial transport sector in 2022 Faster adoption of new technologies for future mobility means Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 2nd June 2024 His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), unveiled the details of the Dubai more

UAE and Qatar Sign Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Doha, State of Qatar: May 30, 2024 – The UAE and the State of Qatar have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion of income taxes. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Qatari Minister of Finance, in the presence of several officials from both sides. This took place on the sidelines of the 121st meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee. Commenting on the agreement signing, His Excellency Mohamed Al Hussaini underscored the agreement’s transformative potential, stating that it will not only enhance financial, economic, and investment partnerships between the UAE and Qatar, but also bolster coordination and cooperation in tax matters, open up new more

Third Make it in the Emirates Forum facilitates five strategic announcements and signing of 82 agreements

More than 6 thousands attendees from investors, industrialists, and innovators More than 200 organizations, entities, and financial institutions 82 agreements were signed between government entities and manufacturers Abu Dhabi-UAE. 29 May 2024 – The third edition of the Make it in the Emirates (MIITE) Forum and exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC, concluded on Tuesday. The two-day event in Abu Dhabi was attended by six thousand investors, industrialists, innovators and experts and featured 200 leading companies and financial institutions in the UAE. The third MIITE Forum witnessed five strategic announcements, including an additional AED 23 billion worth of procurement opportunities more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Successfully Concludes Participation at Arab Media Summit 2024

Dubai, UAE, 29 May 2024: With a large turnout, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library concluded its participation in the 22nd Arab Media Forum, which was held under the umbrella of the Arab Media Summit, the region's largest media gathering and a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. During the three-day summit which was held in May, the library showed summit visitors, including media professionals, journalists, and the public, a glimpse of the Arabic Journalism Exhibition, which will be opened soon, by reviewing some of the rare collectibles and historical periodicals that the exhibition will include. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of more

UAE Health Minister takes part in the 77th World Health Assembly & 60th Ordinary Session of the Council of Arab Health Ministers

UAE recognizes and values the World Health Assembly's commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030. 60th Ordinary Session aimed to enhance coordination and cooperation in health sectors among Arab nations. Al Owais: UAE takes a proactive role in shaping both regional and global health policies. Geneva May 29th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has participated in the 77th World Health Assembly and the 60th Ordinary Session of the Council of Arab Health Ministers, both held in Geneva. The World Health Assembly meeting, attended by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, discussed many global health challenges and explored ways to exchange experiences among countries to strengthen health systems and achieve the more

Third Make it in the Emirates Forum and exhibition kicks off with participation of leading companies and experts

Forum takes place over two days under the theme ‘Invest. Innovate. Grow.’ Event organized by Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber •     We continue to work towards realizing the goals and vision set out by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, to boost the industrial sector. •     We highly appreciate the support of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Presidential Court, as well as his directives to focus on developing strategies to advance the more

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. 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more

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

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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 more

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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 more

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