• ‘Smart City Playbook’ commissioned by Nokia identifies best practices from 22 smart cities around the world including Dubai, Jeddah and Cape Town

    Nokia today announced the availability of ‘The Smart City Playbook’, a strategy report that documents best practices for smart cities. The playbook provides concrete guidance to city leaders on successful strategies used by other municipalities to make their cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Commissioned by Nokia and developed by Machina Research, a leading provider of strategic market intelligence on the Internet of Things (IoT), the playbook was developed through primary research into the strategies and progress of 22 cities around the world including Dubai, Jeddah and Cape Town.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ highlights feature of its Dubai Government’s app ‘Official Gazette’ on the opening day of GITEX Technology Week 2015

    The Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) highlighted the interactive features of its unified knowledge-based application, Dubai Government’s app ‘Official Gazette’, during the opening day of this year’s edition of GITEX Technology Week, the largest information and communications technology (ICT) event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) under the theme, ‘The Internet Future of Everything’. The new app is the latest addition to SLC’s Smart services portfolio, which have been designed according to the standards of excellence and innovation to support the efforts of Dubai’s transformation into the world’s leading Smart City.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ honours ‘Dubai Smart Government’ for its contribution to the success of GRPS project

    The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has honoured the Dubai Smart Government (DSG) for its excellent support and cooperation in the implementation and operation of the Government Resource Planning System (GRPS) project and the Smart Employee service. H.E. Ahmad Bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the SLC, presented an honorary shield to Huda Al Hashimi, Director of DSG’s GRP Department, commending the team’s utmost commitment to the highest standards of efficiency and professionalism in achieving the mutual aspirations of promoting Government integration driving the smart transformation in Dubai. Attending at the honouring ceremony were senior officials and managers from the SLC General Secretariat, foremost among whom was the Legal Advisor, Mr. Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Assistant Secretary General.

  • ‘Supreme Legislation Committee’ successfully hosts workshop on ‘‘Creativity and Innovation of Government Institutions’’

    The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) in Dubai successfully hosted lately a workshop entitled ‘Creativity and Innovation of Government Institutions’. The event is part of the ‘UAE Innovation Week’ initiative and in response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President to mark 2015 as the ‘Year of Innovation’ and in line with the National Innovation Strategy which was launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The sessions were held under the supervision of Lieutenant Tariq Mohammed Al Saroumi, from Dubai Police and focused on how the efforts to adopt innovation plays a significant role in the country’s core values and its quest towards government excellence, and how the employee should consider his work as a workmanship he adores, and enjoys his performance and accomplishment in order to be creative.

  • ‘Switch off for a greener world’ and support Earth Hour 2017 with Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls

    Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, will be part of the Earth Hour global initiative aiming to raise awareness on sustainability and energy consumption.

  • ‘Tis the season to head to TEPfactor Dubai

    The festive cheer is upon the city and the caves of TEPfactor Dubai are soon to be brimming with the holiday spirit. Guests to the caves are in for a season of exciting prizes and good fortune, as well as the chance to enjoy hallmark figures of the season, such as a beautiful TEPfactor tree and Santa himself.


    Dubai is set to celebrate the launch of the world’s first Ready Couture store, at City Walk this April. “1422” is a new building dedicated for luxury shopping, custom made fashion and lifestyle experience; and a venue that will become a designer’s acceleration hub - announced today by the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) in partnership with Meraas, a diversified Dubai-based company, and umdasch The Store Makers, a leading multinational Retail Interiors enterprise with their headquarters and roots in Austria.

  • “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” to launch first Islamic Finance Encyclopedia & Directory in Arabic

    In line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the Capital of the Islamic Economy, the “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” will launch the first ‘Islamic Finance Encyclopedia’ and ‘Islamic Finance Directory’ in Arabic, at the 2015 Global Islamic Economic Summit taking place from October 5 to 6, 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

  • “aafaq Islamic Finance” conferred Business Excellence Award under Dubai Service Excellence Scheme

    aafaq Islamic Finance, a leading provider of Islamic finance products and services in the UAE, has been conferred with the Business Excellence Award under the ‘Dubai Service Excellence Scheme’ category. The award ceremony was hosted by Dubai’s Department of Economic Department (DED), the government body entrusted to set and drive the emirate’s economic agenda, to benchmark quality and excellence for stronger business growth. The company received the ‘Best Service Performance Outlet Award’ for its Altwar center and Al Fujairah outlets. Aafaq recently launched the award-wining ‘Happy Customer’ initiative to ensure that each patron receives exceptional service for an unforgettable customer experience.

  • “Captain Tsubasa” Dream Tournament Dubai Qualifier Announced

    KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, has announced that it will host the Dubai Round of the Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team Dream Championship 2019 at its booth at the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) in Dubai in April. KLabGames will join an array of exhibitors from all over the world celebrating anime, comics, and games at MEFCC.

  • “Dialogue” the contemporary art of human interaction by TAHCHI

    Award-winning Lebanese artist Walid Tahchi is showcasing his abstract series “Dialogue” at Flair No. 5, Ritz-Carlton, Dubai on Saturday, April 28th from 06:30 pm onwards. The exhibition comprises of a selection of paintings marveling at the complexity of human needs and communication.

  • “Dubai CommerCity” first regionale-commerce free zone

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), witnessed the launch of ‘Dubai CommerCity,’ an AED 2.7-billion, 2.1-million square feetjoint venture between DAFZA and wasl Asset Management Group, in the Umm Ramool area. Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the MENA region, is strategically intended to promote Dubai’s position as a leading platform for international e-commerce and to support economic diversification and smart transformation strategies.

  • “Dubai Culture” Organises Training to Ensure Business Continuity

    Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, organised a training programme for the risk management team according to the ISO certificate (22301:2012) standards, the team was awarded certificates by Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General at Dubai Culture.

  • “Dubai Maritime Training Center” establishes new standards of Maritime Vocational Training

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority, the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has lauded the operations of the Dubai Maritime Training Centre which represents a valuable addition to the initiatives aimed at enhancing the performance, safety and competitiveness of the local maritime sector while also promoting the emirate as a leading global maritime hub. The Dubai Maritime Training Centre is an initiative developed by the Dubai Maritime Creativity Lab, which was launched earlier by DMCA. The centre work revolves around supporting the government’s efforts to introduce and position Dubai as a safe and sustainable maritime hub via the implementation of comprehensive set of world-class workshops and training programs.

  • “Fitness Bootcamp Dubai” Announces The Winners For Its ‘ABS Challenge’

    FBC DXB (Fitness Bootcamp Dubai), the most renowned fitness company in Dubai, and which has been in the region for over four years now, is led by coach Mostafa Mersal, who has created a new fitness challenge under the name of the “ABS Challenge”.

  • “Inspiring our Students about Innovation, Education and Entrepreneurship”

    Brighton College Dubai celebrated the UAE’s innovation month this week, by inviting local entrepreneurs to the school to speak about their routes to success.

  • “Meet d3” hailed as major success as Dubai’s new home of design officially opens

    The UAE’s community of both residents and tourists were treated to a three day celebration of design and creativity to mark the official opening of Dubai Design District (d3).

  • “Pioneers Series” and “Insights of the Future” Attract Global Renowned Scientists and Experts

    Dubai Future Academy, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation has announced it new series of “Pioneers Series” and “Insights of the Future” sessions taking place in February and March. The sessions aim to share best practices, exchange knowledge, equip future generations with the tools and skillsets to address future challenges as well as provide insights on latest technologies and trends that are shaping the future.


    The Act Dubai, the world’s highest theatre club,launches a new Sunday night that is all about having each other’s backs. Crews are welcome to demonstrate their loyalty to one another on

  • “Supreme Legislation Committee” to participate in GITEX Technology Week 2015

    The Supreme Legislation Committee has completed its preparations for its participation at this year’s edition of GITEX Technology Week, the largest information and communications technology (ICT) event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, which will be held from October 18 to 22, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) under the theme, ‘The Internet Future of Everything.’ During the event, the Supreme Legislation Committee will be showcasing its new Smart services portfolio, which have been specially designed according to the highest standards of excellence and innovation to support the efforts of Dubai’s transformation into one of the world’s leading Smart Cities.