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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

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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more

Statement by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi SLC Secretary General on World Creativity and Innovation Day

20 April 2024 - “Today, the UAE commemorates World Creativity and Innovation Day, reaffirming its dedication to nurturing a culture of innovation within society with a view to ascending to the ranks of developed countries in all fields. Recognising the significant role of creativity and innovation in driving sustainable development and nurturing a knowledge-based economy, the UAE is committed to instilling an environment conducive to creativity and innovation. Embracing multidisciplinary forward thinking, the UAE aims to achieve sustainability while solidifying its position as a global hub for innovation and creativity, aiming to maintain global competitiveness in this field. Notably, the UAE was ranked 31st globally on the Global Innovation Index (GII) by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2023, a testament to more

Ministry of Finance Launches Digital Public Consultation on Potential Implementation of R&D Tax Incentive

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 19 April 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance today announced the launch of a digital public consultation to gather the views of relevant stakeholders on the potential implementation of a Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive under the UAE Corporate Tax law. The consultation will be open from 19 April to 14 May 2024, and accessible via the Ministry’s website and the UAE’s Government portal. The digital public consultation reflects the Ministry’s belief in the importance of consulting with all stakeholders including businesses operating in the UAE, advisors, service providers, institutions and investors. The purpose of the consultation is to understand the scope of potential R&D activities undertaken by businesses and corporations in the UAE, what activities an R&D Tax more

Majid Al Futtaim's 'Feed the Future' Programme Donates 12,000 Meals During Ramadan

Dubai, UAE; 18 April 2024: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced an overwhelming response to its pioneering food rescue programme‘Feed the Future’ for Ramadan, with more than 12,000 meals donated during the Holy Month with the support of its 27 corporate partners. Teaming up with technology platform Replate, restaurant partners at Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls, and other Majid Al Futtaim businesses including Carrefour, VOX Cinemas and Crate and Barrel - the ‘Feed the Future’ initiative seeks to reduce food waste and manage surplus food and comes as part of Majid Al Futtaim’s strategic efforts to bolster food security in the region.  The response to the ‘Feed the Future’ campaign more

World Future Energy Summit Opens with Collective Call for Collaboration on ‘Pathway to 1.5°C'

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HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), stressed that the UAE has successfully developed an integrated healthcare system following the best global practices, thanks to the unlimited support and wise directives of its leadership.  “From harnessing all resources to enhancing quality of life and securing enduring accomplishments, the country’s healthcare system is fundamentally designed to ensure the well-being and happiness of people,” the Minister said. In a statement on World Health Day, which coincides with the World Health Organization’s 76th founding anniversary, celebrated under the theme "My Health is My Right," His Excellency said: “The UAE views healthcare as a fundamental right for both its citizens and residents, with health policies more

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Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 5th April 2024 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the business hours of all services during the holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (2024) covering Customer Happiness Centres, Paid Parking Zones, Public Buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, Marine Transport means, and Service Provider Centres (Vehicle Testing). Service Providers Centres (Vehicle Testing) Service Providers Centers are closed during Eid Al Fitr 1445 Hijri holidays from 29 Ramadan to 3rd Shawwal. Work will resume on 4th Shawwal, provided that Just (Vehicle Testing Service) will be provided Only on 29th Ramadan and 3rd Shawwal 1445 Hijri / 2024 Gregorian. Customer Happiness Centres All Customer Happiness Centres will be closed during the Holidays, provided that Smart Customers Centres of Umm Ramool, Deira, more

World Future Energy Summit to Accelerate Meeting COP28 Climate Goals

Three-day Summit at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre aims to bridge gap between targets set at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference and their successful implementation Businesses and nations to explore pathways to low-carbon economies and reduced emissions, while powerful speaker platform exceeds 160 regional and global experts Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 4, 2024: This month’s World Future Energy Summit hosted by Masdar in Abu Dhabi is set to accelerate the remarkable progress made at COP28 last year, when the landmark ‘UAE Consensus’ was forged at the first-ever UN Climate summit held in the Emirates. The groundbreaking UAE Consensus and its multi-faceted mandates will be at the core of discussions at the World Future Energy Summit, where a dedicated Climate and Environment Conference will more

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