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  • AED 200,000 awaits Business Excellence Awards Winners

    Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) today opens its doors for entries for the RAKEZ Business Excellence Awards 2017. The awards recognises companies for their outstanding excellence, which played a key role in the economic development of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. On its fourth year, the prominent awards programme comes back with exciting addition for the participants as it is set to give away a total of AED 200,000 cash prizes to the winners.  

  • AFFORDABLE SCHOOLING A PRIORITY FOR DUBAI PARENTS WITH UAE EDUCATION COSTS REPORTED AMONG THE WORLD’S HIGHEST

    Parents’ spending on education continued to be a sensitive subject here in the UAE, according to a recent report published by HSBC.

  • 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.

  • Concerns About Flu Virus Run High in UAE

    A national survey has found that 82% of UAE adults are extremely or quite concerned about contracting the flu this season. In response, an overwhelming majority say they'll improve their hand washing habits after using public toilets. Half plan to wash their hands more frequently and another third will wash longer or more thoroughly.

  • EMIRATI CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM FULL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME AT NEWLANDS SCHOOL

    The Newlands School, based in Al Warqa, Dubai has announced its plan to foster academic excellence within the Emirati community through the launch of a scholarship programme for UAE National girls during its inaugural 2017/18 school year.

  • Galvin Restaurants Begins a New Chapter with Galvin Dubai, at The Square, City Walk

    Galvin Dubai, the next highly anticipated offering from the Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin is delighted to announce its opening in Q3, located in the vibrant The Square, City Walk. The opening of this elegantly social restaurant and lounge represents the completion of the brothers’ first venture outside the UK after the successful opening of Demoiselle by Galvin earlier this year, also at City Walk.   

  • 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.  

  • HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi heads the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Tolerance

    HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Tolerance stressed the pioneering role of the United Arab Emirates represented by its wise Leadership, Government and people on the international arena, to promote the values ​​of tolerance, peace, coexistence and harmony, as well to realize and translate the hopes and aspirations of  all its people, nationals and  non-nationals, who together live in harmony on this land of  goodwill, brotherhood and giving.

  • Launch of SelfDrive.ae reinforces Dubai’s smart city strategy

    AW Rostamani Shift Car Rental, in partnership with India’s SelfDrive.In announces the launch of SelfDrive.ae, the most comprehensive self-drive car rental portal exclusive to the UAE. The partnership sees SelfDrive.in become the first Indian self-drive car rental company to kick start operations outside of India with a planned roll out of 2000 cars in the UAE and a launch in the neighbouring countries covering the major GCC region.

  • Ministry of Health and Prevention Undersecretary Visits Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah

    As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s commitment to provide distinguished health services to the UAE community, Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama recently visited Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah along with H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Hospitals Sector. The visit was one of the Ministry’s regular field trips being organized to check the efficiency of local health centers.

  • 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.

  • ‘Dubai Culture’ Enriches the Library of the General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that it will be enriching the library of the General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions of Dubai Police through Dubai Public Library, by providing a variety of books in different languages.

  • ‘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.