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  • Al Ghurair International Exchange Joins Hands with Western Union to Facilitate Remittances to Billions of Bank Accounts in 51 Countries

    Al Ghurair International Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide Money Transfer Company, announced its reach to over billions of bank accounts by joining hands with Western Union’s  account payout service which connects cross border consumers and eases the account credit facility with its fast, secure,  reliable and vast  global reach.

  • Government and business leaders call for unified regional sustainability approach at 7th Arabia CSR Forum opening

    The high-level 7th Arabia CSR Forum, the latest edition of the leading annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability forum in the Arab region, officially opened today (October 19, 2016) amidst mounting calls for a unified regional approach to sustainability. Being held under the patronage of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the two-day forum organized by the Arabia CSR Network, a UAE-based regional think tank, is a climate-neutral event which will run until October 20, 2016.  

  • Ministry of Health officially launches ‘Itmenan’ during opening of Dadna Health Center in Fujairah

    Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, inaugurated the Dadna Health Center in Fujairah, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Ayesha Suhail, Director of Primary Healthcare, and H.E. Dr. Mohammed Abdullah, Director of Fujairah Medical Zone.

  • Pringles drum off event

    Pringles held a one of a kind and exciting live drum-off event using sustainable drum sets made completely from Pringles cans, at City Centre Mirdif, hosted and judged by not one, but two top talents from the region:  

  • Tasneef graduates a batch of Emirati Engineers at Genoa University

    As part of its strategic plan to empower the UAE’s youth by providing them with advanced skills in the marine and maritime sciences, Emirates Classification Society "Tasneef" graduated 10 engineers after completion of an advanced training course in the engineering field from Genoa University. The university, one of the biggest in Italy, was established in 1481 and has main majors such as Naval, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering. This accomplishment, fully organized by Tasneef, represents an important step towards the framework of its vision that aims to transfer advanced knowledge and technology in the maritime field to the young national calibers.

  • UK/UAE treaty goes live, allowing UAE residents access to their UK pension free of income tax

    A new double tax agreement (DTA) between the UK and UAE, which goes live this week, has a surprising benefit that allows UAE residents to access their UK pension free of UK income tax, according to an expert at Old Mutual Wealth.

  • ‘aafaq Islamic Finance’ enters into new partnership with ‘Emirates College of Technology’ to promote Islamic banking & finance

    aafaq Islamic Finance, a leading provider of Islamic finance products and services in the UAE, has recently entered into a strategic collaborative agreement with the academic institution ‘Emirates College of Technology’ (ECT). This is the latest key partnership in aafaq’s bid to promote Islamic banking and finance and contribute to making Dubai the capital of the global Islamic economy through investments in various economic sectors.

  • ‘aafaq Islamic Finance’ launches new Medical Equipment Financing product in UAE

    aafaq Islamic Finance, a leading provider of Islamic finance products and services in the UAE, has introduced a new medical equipment financing product specifically tailored for the country’s small & medium enterprise (SME) market. The fully Shari’a-compliant product will be offered to doctors, dentists, diagnostic centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and other key health service providers. aafaq will use all available Islamic finance tools, to fund the needs of the healthcare sector’s experts.

  • ‘Authority of Public Resources at Ras Al Khaimah’ signs MoU with ‘Emirates Auction’

    Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the RAK Police, and Jamal Ahmad Al Teir, Chairman of Authority of Public Resources at Ras Al Khaimah, have recently attended the signing ceremony for the agreement between the ‘Authority of Public Resources at RAK’ and ‘Emirates Auction’ at Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Under the terms of the agreement, ‘Emirates Auction’ will organize public auctions to sell distinct plate numbers on behalf of the ‘Authority of Public Resources at RAK’.

  • ‘Chiantese’ joins Interiors portfolio of exclusive home furnishing brands

    Renowned furniture company, Interiors, announces the addition of Chiantese collection to its portfolio of world renowned home furnishing brands.

  • ‘Emirates Red Crescent’ and ‘Emirates Auction’ sign agreement to reinforce UAE’s leadership in philanthropy through charity auctions

    The Emirates Red Crescent has signed an agreement with Emirates Auction to launch a series of charity auctions, in line with their joint efforts to reinforce excellence in humanitarian and development work. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, General Secretary of Emirates Red Crescent; and H.E. Abdullah Matar Al Mannaei, Managing Director of Emirates Auction. Both parties emphasised on their commitment to consolidate strategic partnership and develop ambitious projects that support the objectives of UAE Vision 2021, which is geared towards establishing the UAE as an exceptional model for developmental and humanitarian initiatives.

  • ‘Humaid Bin Rashed Al Nouimi Foundation’ cooperates with ‘Emirates Auction’ to support humanitarian, charitable and social issues

    Humaid Bin Rashed Al Nouimi Foundation has electronically auctioned the distinct car plate number (7), group (D), of the emirate of Ajman, in a quality initiative that emanates from the joint cooperation with "Emirates Auction" in order to embody the ambitious aspirations to promote the march of philanthropy led by the UAE. The charity auction, which is being held till May 20th, 2016, is of special importance as it holds strategic dimensions represented in supporting community, humanitarian and developmental issues that affect the future of humanity as a whole.

  • ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Let’s Consume with Care’

    H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, has asserted that current consumption patterns are major challenges to the move towards sustainable development in the region and beyond. The minister noted that present consumption rates are exceeding the Earth’s regeneration capacity and undermine the global community’s efforts to achieve sustainable growth.

  • ‘Sharjah Tatweer Forum’ gives 29 young leaders the opportunity to learn latest concepts in innovation leadership

    A delegation of 29 young leaders of the ‘Sharjah Leadership Program’ (SLP) has successfully concluded a trip which took place in San Francisco in the United States.  Organized by ‘Sharjah Tatweer Forum’ (STF), the visit comes in line with its aim to keep young leaders updated with the latest technologies and global trends related to innovation. The move also reflects the great effort placed towards improving it into a smart, integrated and sustainable city. The 10-day tour, which was held from April 17 to April 27, 2016, covered many prominent stops, including a summit on the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ that focused on extensive discussions on how to further develop IoT products.

  • ‘Smart Government Application Store’ wins ‘2016 Smart Government Award’

    The ‘Smart Government Application Store’ has won the ‘2016 Smart Government Award’ under the ‘Best Smart Application in the Arab Region’ category during the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)’s recent participation in the 7th Smart Government Excellence Awards held by the Central Agency of Information Technology of Kuwait. This year’s edition witnessed the participation of 25 government organizations from the GCC and the Middle East.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ and ‘Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants’ partner to raise legal and legislative standards

    In response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Chairman of the Supreme Legislation Committee, to establish communication channels with the community and develop improved and efficient legislation, the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants to establish a stronger legal and legislative structure and foster a culture of justice. The cooperation is in line with the ongoing efforts to reinforce the country’s standing in global judicial systems. The agreement was signed by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee, and by Lawyer Zayed Saeed Saif Al Shamsi, Chairman of the board of directors of the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Consultants at the SLC premises in the presence of several high-level officials and consultants.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ and ‘Imam Malik College for Islamic Sharia & Law’ sign MoU to promote research and legal excellence

    The Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Imam Malik College for Islamic Sharia and Law to promote efforts to enrich, transfer, and share knowledge and expertise in line with mutual objectives aiming at raising legal, legislative, and research performance, as well as consolidating the role of law in building a knowledge-based society. The two parties emphasized concerted efforts to establish Dubai as a leading center of legal excellence, through enhancing legal training and encouraging research to keep pace with ongoing positive developments at the legal, research, and academic levels in the UAE.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ concludes 2015 with discussions of top achievements & aspirations during brainstorming session

    The Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) has concluded the year 2015 with a brainstorming session led by Secretary General H.E. Ahmad Bin Meshar Al Muhairi. The session focused on SLC’s top accomplishments in line with its vision of an integrated legislative system in support of Dubai’s sustainable development plans. Major challenges and opportunities were discussed to continuously promote excellence within the SLC, develop the legislative process and legal system, and ensure implementation of legislations under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The discussions complement ongoing efforts to make Dubai one the world’s most advanced countries by 2021.

  • ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life’ launched in Dubai

    ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life,’ a book by UAE-based practicing chartered accountant and Indian writer Jitendra Gianchandani, was launched recently at the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in Dubai. Chetan Bhagat, a popular author and a motivational speaker, unveiled the book in the presence of Kulwant Singh, President, IBPC; James Mathew, Secretary General, IBPC; and other leading Indian businessmen and leaders.

  • “aafaq Islamic Finance” wins ‘Best Islamic Finance Company’ category at ‘Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2015’

    aafaq Islamic Finance, a leading provider of Islamic finance products and services in the UAE, has been named as the ‘Best Islamic Finance Company’ during this year’s edition of the prestigious Banker Middle East Industry Awards, the region’s leading financial event, which held its awarding ceremonies in a special gala dinner recently at the Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai. The award was given to aafaq Islamic Finance in recognition of its significant contributions and achievements in the field of Islamic Finance, especially for its continuing efforts to provide the region with dynamic and innovative Islamic banking and financial solutions that are in compliance with Islamic Shari’a law.