H.E. Expert Tarish Eid Al Mansouri, Director-General of the Dubai Courts, recently met a group of outstanding employees to honour their exceptional performance and valuable contributions towards improving the quality of legal and judicial services to enhance customer confidence in 2014. The honouring of outstanding employees is in line with Dubai Court’s commitment to appreciate its creative and talented human resource. Such recognition leads to high efficiency, enhances internal environment, and stimulates innovation and excellence to achieve its vision of ‘Leadership in Courts.’

The Ministry of Health has launched two new initiatives aimed at raising public awareness on cancer and the importance of its early detection through regular medical check-ups for more effective treatments. Developed under the slogan ‘Etmnan,’ the ‘National Periodic Health Screening’ and ‘Cancer Screening’ initiatives were formally unveiled during a press conference held at the Ministry of Health's auditorium in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics. H.E. Dr. Al Rand emphasized the significance of the two initiatives, saying that they complement the Ministry’s vision and mission of promoting individual and community health in the UAE by providing full and distinctive services delivered within a sustainable healthy environment. The initiatives are part of the Cabinet approved programs.

The Emirates Green Development Council (EGDC) organized a Capacity Building Workshop on Eco-labeling and Green Public Procurement on 28 and 29 September 2015, at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The two-day program gathered around 30 key policy makers from diverse ministries and authorities which are related to the formulation and implementation of eco-labelling and green public procurement policies at the federal level.

The Ministry of Environment and Water’s Dams Department has commenced its water distribution program by opening the Central Region dams’ barrier gates and releasing reservoir water to the rocky geographic lands downstream in order to feed aquifers in the surrounding area. The Shoka Valley dam was the first opened by the Ministry.

After oil, tourism for religious purposes is currently one of the biggest sources of revenue for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The country has undertaken several initiatives in the recent years to build more hotels and provide better services to pilgrims who visit Makkah each year, in order to facilitate expanding number of religious tourists.