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  • ‘Walking for Better Health’ initiative draws in more than 200 participants

    The Ministry of Environment and Water in cooperation with the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai Foundation for Ambulance Services, recently organized the ‘Walking for Better Health’ walkathon that took place at Khor Al Mamzar, Dubai. Drawing in more than 200 participants, the event was developed to complement the ‘World Day for Physical Activity’, and the ‘World Health Day’.

  • ‘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.

  • 2nd IFM to be held in Dubai 25-27 March 2015

    The International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM) is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority and is supported by the Dubai Health Authority and the Global Family medicine Alliance This unique event will take place from the 25-27 March 2015 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

  • 75th Meeting of Gulf Central Committee for Drug Registration convened

    H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health, inaugurated the 75th Meeting of the Gulf Central Committee for Drug Registration at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Mohammed al-Haidari, Head of Drug Central Registration Department and Executive Board, Health Ministers’ Council for Cooperation Council States, Saudi Arabia.

  • Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority issues the Accountability Report 2015

    ABU DHABI, 28th February 2015 (Source: WAM) - The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA), an independent body mandated to oversee transparency and accountability across Abu Dhabi Government, issued its "Accountability Report 2015".

    Riyad Al Mubarak, Chairman of ADAA stated in the report foreword: "It gives me a great pleasure to bring to you the Accountability Report 2015, the 7th issue of the annual report of the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA), that affirms our commitment to the highest standards of transparency and accountability, the standards that have become a way of life under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Al Baraha Hospital and Drydocks World provide free medical consultations for employees

    In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by Al Baraha Hospital, organized a free medical consultation for workers, employees and their families. The free consultation was organized in cooperation with Drydocks world, and aimed to raise awareness about the importance of regular check-ups and introduce the community to the services offered by Al Baraha Hospital.

  • Alfardan Group promotes spirit of nationalism in celebration of Qatar National Day

    Alfardan Group has actively participated in the nationwide commemoration of Qatar National Day as a show of support for the government’s ongoing efforts towards making Qatar one of the world’s most innovative and pioneering countries. The historic occasion held on December 18, 2015 was marked by a wide range of cultural and leisure activities organized to celebrate the country’s dynamic evolution over the past decades. As a Silver Sponsor for this year’s celebrations, the Group significantly contributed to the festivities as a token of its unwavering allegiance to Qatar. Its support also reflects the conglomerate’s steadfast commitment to complement the vision of the country’s wise leadership.

  • DED- Ajman seizes 158,415 counterfeit auto parts in Al Helio

    The Department of Economic Development – Ajman’s (DED – Ajman) Directorate Control and Consumer Protection recently seized a total of 158,415 counterfeit car parts from 14 international brands in Al Helio area. The DED- Ajman and Ajman Police discovered the fake auto parts in a joint operation carried out to secure consumer markets, combat commercial fraud, and protect consumer rights. Aside from the confiscation of the counterfeit products, legal action is being pursued against the violators.

  • Delegation from Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and RTA visits Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting

    A delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Road and Transport Authority (RTA) recently visited the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting in the USA as part of mutual visits aimed at enhancing cooperation and getting acquainted with the best international practices followed by the American government.

  • DEWA approves 143 enrolled electrical and solar photovoltaic consultants and contractors

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised the fifth training course for contractors and consultants who specialise in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Trainees learned about the technical requirements, safety standards, and DEWA’s guidelines for installing PV panels on rooftops to generate electricity and connect it to DEWA’s grid. The training is part of DEWA’s efforts to ensure PV systems are designed and installed according to the highest international quality standards. This is part of the Shams Dubai initiative, which enables customers to install photovoltaic panels on building rooftops and connect them to DEWA’s grid.

  • DEWA conducts routine review of its corporate governance system

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently conducted a routine review of its corporate governance system to ensure that it is operating efficiently and effectively to achieve its goals. This supports the directives and policies of the government to improve Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism, and develop it into the smartest city in the world. DEWA has been using an advanced governance system since 2008 to ensure transparency and accountability according to world-class standards of governance.

  • DEWA delegation meets Chinese public & private organisations

    A delegation from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), headed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, has begun meetings with Chinese public and private organisations. The delegation to China is building stronger ties and developing partnerships with China’s public and private sectors. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which gives priority to sustainability and focuses on an integrated approach to design standards, public infrastructure, finance, management, and maintenance.

  • DEWA delegation meets Dutch officials during official visit to Amsterdam

    A delegation from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has met Dutch officials from the Kingdom of the Netherlands while making an official visit. The delegation, headed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, met officials from the public and private sectors in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The visit supports DEWA’s efforts to exchange expertise and review the latest technologies and best international practices in smart transformation. The meetings discussed topics of mutual interest, particularly DEWA’s supporting the transformation of Dubai into the smartest city in the world.

  • DEWA inaugurates Dubai’s first electric vehicle charging station

    DUBAI, 25th February, 2015 (Source: WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has inaugurated the first electric vehicle charging station in Dubai, at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s main office.

     

  • DEWA organises Al Namoos workshop for consultants and contractors

    In the presence of HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), DEWA organised a workshop today at Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai for over 250 consultants and contractors to update them about the Al Namoos service. The workshop supports DEWA’s strategy to build closer ties and strengthen cooperation, update them on DEWA’s initiatives for improvements, find recommendations to streamline and accelerate the process to get electricity and water services according to world-class practices, to improve the excellence of its operations for all partners and stakeholders, improving quality and excellence to the highest possible standards. This is with the aim of achieving the happiness of all stakeholders, and ensuring the UAE is ranked number one for getting electricity.

  • DEWA receives 35 representatives from Scandinavian nations at Sustainable Building

    HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received a delegation headed by Mette Laursen, Founder of LinKS. The 35-member delegation represents various Scandinavian countries, and is participating in the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, which is being held for the first time in the region. The Forum is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and led by HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs.

  • DEWA reviews technical advances in Estonia

    A delegation from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently made an official visit to Estonia to meet representatives from its different government organisations. The visit strengthened cooperation between the two sides and to broaden their knowledge on international information technology practices. During the visit, the respective representatives from both parties discussed subjects of mutual interest, particularly DEWA’s efforts to transform Dubai into one of the smartest cities in the world.

  • DEWA visits Italy to boost renewable energy

    HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), headed a delegation from DEWA to Milan, Italy. The trip is encouraging Italian companies to take part in clean and renewable energy projects in the UAE and the Middle East. The delegation included Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at DEWA, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, Stephane Le Gentil, CEO of Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), Mohammed Abdul Kareem Al Shamsi, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change at DEWA, and Ahmed Abdullah, Senior Manager of External Communications at DEWA.

  • DEWA wins four awards at Ideas.America 2015

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has won four awards at Ideas.America 2015, for DEWA’s suggestions from its Power and Water Planning, Power Distribution, and Power Transmission divisions.

  • Dhofar Global to strengthen its presence in KSA, Kuwait & Bahrain by 2020

    Dhofar Global, a leading supplier of hygiene products in the Middle East, has marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration of its decade-long accomplishments and the unveiling of a more ambitious expansion plan to fully cement its market footprint across the region. The company recently hosted an event for their suppliers, clients and employees at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina to show its appreciation and gratitude for their tireless support.