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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.  

  • Dubai Future Accelerators Opens Applications for the Third Program

    Dubai is calling on the world's most innovative companies to help find solutions to the biggest challenges of the 21st century. The third cycle of its flagship Dubai Future Accelerators program, run by the Dubai Future Foundation, focuses on building partnerships and developing regulatory friendly environments that support deep technology start-ups with the potential to radically improve the world.

  • 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.

  • 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 launches group of ‘smart’ solutions for enhanced patient services at Gitex 2015

    The Ministry of Health launched a group of smart services during GITEX Technology Week 2015 which will be held from October 18 to 22, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE.

  • 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.

  • RAKEZ clients avail exclusive banking benefits through RAKBANK

    Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and RAKBANK, two of Ras Al Khaimah’s largest home-grown entities, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer the economic zone’s over 13,000 clients easy access to a wide range of banking services at preferential terms.

  • Riyadh is building the world's largest public transit system …in just 5 years

    The City of Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, is building the world's largest public transit system --- in just five years. It will be presenting the project at the Palais des  Congrès, in Montreal, Quebec, during the global summit of the Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP), May 15 to 17, 2017.

  • Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive for Hajj

    Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30, 2017.

  • UAE Water Aid takes part in Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition

    The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will participate in the 13th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD), which will take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21-23 March 2016, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

  • 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.

  • UN Women Adopts ‘Sharjah Declaration’ for the Rights and Empowerment of Women and Girls

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has announced the adoption of the ‘Sharjah Declaration’ that aim to strengthen the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region, on the closing session of the Investing in the Future Conference yesterday (Thursday).

  • UPC Reveals Progress on Zayed City Master Plan at Cityscape Abu Dhabi

    H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, today visited the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) stand, as he received a full update on the progress of the Zayed City project.

  • ‘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’.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘Dubai Now’ app wins ‘Best Government Mobile App of the Year’ category at ‘.GOV Awards 2016’

    Dubai Now, Smart Dubai Government’s innovative app that features more than 50 smart services provided by 22 government entities, has won the ‘Best Government Mobile App of the Year’ category at the ‘.GOV Awards 2016’ held recently in Dubai.

  • ‘Sea Dubai’ unveils new dedicated anchoring areas for yachts and leisure activities in the Dubai Sea

    To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to support and develop recreational marine activities to provide world-class experience to all Dubai visitors.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘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.