The Canada Visa Application Centre reopens in Dubai

The Canada Visa Application Centre reopens in Dubai

The centre to restart operations from 31 May 2020 Provides limited visa services from Sunday to Thursday between 1000 to 1800 hrs Under the  directives received from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), VFS Global, the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has reopened its Canada Visa Application Centre in Dubai with strict health and safety guidelines in place. Located at the Wafi Mall, 3rd Floor, 2 Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, the centre restarts operations from 31 May 2020 and will…

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Ajman Police links payment transaction with Ajman Pay digital services

Ajman Police links payment transaction with Ajman Pay digital services

Ajman Police announced linking their digital services with the Ajman Finance Department’s smart digital payment platform “Ajman Pay” as a new milestone in digital governance. The initiative allows customers to complete transactions and payments comfortably via multiple payment channels and methods that adhere to the highest international security and quality standards. Major General Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, underlined the general headquarters’ keenness to fine-tune their security and police services to provide a safer environment for the citizens and residents in the emirate. He noted…

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Artisans & designers are embracing a new creative routine Artisans & designers are embracing a new creative routine to boost productivity and pursue new skills

Artisans & designers are embracing a new creative routine

After the temporary closure of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council’s offices, artisans and employees are offered end-to-end support: tools & equipment and design instructions to work safely from home In a quiet corner of her home set in the picturesque city of Dibba Al-Hisn, around 130 kilometres from central Sharjah, 31-year-old Maryam Mohammed Ahmed Aldhaheri concentrates on her work, weaving spools of brightly coloured cotton threads, interspersing them with synthetic metallic threads in gleaming gold and silver. Her dexterous fingers tug at the colourful bobbins, going back and forth in rhythmic…

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200 Smiles: virtual experience Ibn Battuta Mall teams up with Red Crescent and Rawafed for under-privileged youngsters this Eid

200 Smiles:  virtual experience

200 Smiles:  virtual experience, real difference at world’s largest themed mall  Ibn Battuta Mall’s annual Ramadan drive to help some of the UAE’s under-privileged children has gone virtual for 2020, with volunteers shopping for clothes for 200 youngsters through live video chat. The 200 Smiles scheme, a collaboration between Ibn Battuta, the UAE Red Crescent and Rawafed Development and Learning Centre, traditionally involves disadvantaged children aged five to 12 enjoying an afternoon of Ramadan shopping, fun, adventure and Iftar. This year, children cannot visit malls under current government directives, so…

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Dubai Customs and Omani counterpart discuss post-covid19 era

Dubai Customs and Omani counterpart discuss post-covid19 era

 Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain. Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era. The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which…

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Dubai Customs: Strategic plan to curb corona

Dubai Customs: Strategic plan to curb corona

Inspired and following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs works in tandem with other government departments and shares and views the latest updates about covid19 through an operations room working around the clock. In support of the national efforts in the UAE to contain and curb the spread of Covid-19, Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs is following a strategic plan to handle this crisis. Inspection Division plays a vital role in sustaining food and…

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AXA and Democrance expand inclusive insurance to customers Partnership to benefit over 10 million customers across Middle East and Africa, Asia and Latin America

AXA and Democrance expand inclusive insurance to customers

Democrance, the UAE-born InsurTech company has joined forces with AXA, one of the largest global insurers in the world to improve financial inclusion and accelerate the development of insurance and protection services that cater to the needs of the low- and middle-income classes across several countries including Thailand, Mexico, Egypt and the Gulf. Inclusive insurance is the need of the hour, with an estimated 3.5 billion individuals unable to access or afford social protection, at a time when they may need it most. Together with Democrance, AXA is providing insurance…

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Woodshow Global Goes Digital Woodshow Global Goes Digital: Launches WoodShow Global Webinar Series

Woodshow Global Goes Digital

(Release date), Dubai, UAE– The WoodShow Global, the only dedicated and unique platform for the wood and woodworking machinery industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, embraces digital technology to continue reaching out to the global wood community by launching the WoodShow Global Webinar Series, a virtual platform featuring a series of dynamic and interactive webinars led by the most esteemed experts in the industry. “The Woodshow Global Webinar Series aims to focus on the latest trends, innovations and resilient approaches being done in the wood and woodworking…

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Sharjah Economic Ramadan Majlis

Sharjah Economic Ramadan Majlis

Sharjah Economic Ramadan Majlis UAE’s Dh282 bn stimulus package strongest in the region, will accelerate recovery & growth across sectors Sixth annual edition held virtually, heard from top local officials, CEOs business owners and investors   The UAE has rolled out a combined total of Dh282 billion till date to shape the economy in a post-COVID-19 world HE Abdulla Al Saleh, UAE Ministry of Economy: We are accelerating into the digital economy earlier than imagined – our digital goals for 2030 are now being realised in 2020 due to the…

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Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene

Dubai Customs and Spanish counterpart convene by video conference on trade and covid19  Dubai – 15 May 2020: Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih and Pilar Giradu Porigu Director of Spanish Customs held a video meeting to discuss the latest updates about the outbreak of Covid-19 and its negative impacts on economy and the global supply chain. The two sides also talked about the efforts taken in the two countries to curb the spread of coronavirus through a number of strict precautionary measures and stimulus packages to support the economy. Musabih said…

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خدمات الاستلام بدون لمس ومن السيارة

خدمات الاستلام بدون لمس ومن السيارة في “نخيل مول” و”ابن بطوطة مول” و”ذي بوينت”

Nakheel Malls has launched a contactless pick-up service at Nakheel Mall, The Pointe and Ibn Battuta Mall, giving more customers instant access to over 700 retailers and restaurants while social distancing. Call, Come, Collect is a quick, convenient way to buy a wide range of goods, takeaway meals and Ramadan treats, with no booking or collection fees and an average call-to-collection time of 30 minutes. The service operates daily from 12 noon to 9 pm. Customers place their order by phoning the shop or restaurant directly before collecting their items…

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among nine free e-learning courses on offer by Badiri E-Academy Badiri E-Academy breaks down the US college application process in free, online course

among nine free e-learning courses on offer by Badiri E-Academy

‘MentorMe!’ among nine free e-learning courses on offer by https://www.badiriacademy.org/ If your dream of being accepted into an American University appears daunting and you are overwhelmed by the process of selecting and applying to colleges, or you need some guidance in the application and personal statement writing processes, Badiri E-Academy has just the right answer for you! This open-source e-learning platform, instituted by Badiri Education and Development Academy – the education and capacity building arm of the UAE-based NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), is now offering a free online course…

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Arab Bank Group reports first quarter 2020

Arab Bank Group reports first quarter 2020

Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax for the first quarter of 2020 of $147.6 million as compared to $231.8 million for the prior period, recording a decrease of 36%. Total loans amounted to $26.2 billion as of March 31, 2020 compared to $25.8 billion for the same period in the previous year, with a growth rate of 2%, while customer deposits grew by 5% to reach $35.2 billion compared to $ 33.7 billion for the same period in the previous year. The Group maintained its strong capital base…

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From orchestrating the logistics to identifying roles of stakeholders McKinsey & Company develops daily dashboard to track food distribution of ’10 million meals’ campaign

From orchestrating the logistics to identifying roles of stakeholders

The global consulting partner orchestrated the logistics with different partners from food suppliers to charity organizations McKinsey & Company helped identify roles and responsibilities of all involved stakeholders to ensure smooth coordination   McKinsey & Company developed a daily dashboard to track and report the ’10 million meals’ campaign distribution operations to ensure efficient food delivery to beneficiaries across the country. The dashboard, which is part of McKinsey & Company’s role in managing the operations and logistics of the ’10 million meals’ campaign, gathers feedback to optimize and enhance the food…

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Arab Bank Group reports first quarter 2020 net profit of $147.6 million

Arab Bank Group reports first quarter 2020 net profit of $147.6 million

Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax for the first quarter of 2020 of $147.6 million as compared to $231.8 million for the prior period, recording a decrease of 36%. Total loans amounted to $26.2 billion as of March 31, 2020 compared to $25.8 billion for the same period in the previous year, with a growth rate of 2%, while customer deposits grew by 5% to reach $35.2 billion compared to $ 33.7 billion for the same period in the previous year. The Group maintained its strong capital base…

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Al Zahia supports underprivileged families with electronic tablets for remote learning

Al Zahia supports underprivileged families with electronic tablets for remote learning

450 e-learning devices donated to disadvantaged families across Sharjah. Electronic tablets will assist students receiving home schooling. Underlines Al Zahia’s commitment to support the Sharjah community through the provision of quality, accessible education. Sharjah, UAE, 13 May 2020: Sharjah Holding PJSC — a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management — is providing 450 new electronic learning tablets to underprivileged families across the emirate. The devices will be donated by Al Zahia and distributed by Sharjah Charity International to families in need. Focused on improving access…

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Dubai Customs launches virtual assessment center during outbreak

Dubai Customs launches virtual assessment center during outbreak

Dubai – 13 May 2020: HR Department at Dubai Customs developed a virtual assessment center to replace the traditional assessment one during the coronavirus outbreak. Employees now can be assessed against a number of metrics and KPI’s through online platforms. This will help in overall development, and determine training needs for each employee. One of these assessments will cover the inspection sector to help evaluate inspectors’ skills and knowledge, and identify their competencies and training needs. Earlier, Dubai Customs had launched “Inspection job outlook” initiative which targeted 174 inspection officers…

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Addressing Mental Health in the Post-Coronavirus World Vital

Addressing Mental Health in the Post-Coronavirus World Vital

 Experts on Dubai Science Park Webinar Say Emotional wellbeing of employees crucial for life after COVID-19 Reducing stress and anxiety will advance the UAE’s National Wellbeing Strategy 2031 by tackling mental health and boosting happiness As the UAE looks to the post-coronavirus future with businesses poised to reopen, leading medical and mental health experts joined Dubai Science Park’s Advance Health webinar to explore strategies to reduce anxiety and strengthen emotional resilience. The four speakers on Dubai Science Park’s ‘Advance Health: The Importance of Mental Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic’ webinar…

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GO FOR A GREEN RAMADAN THIS HOLY MONTH Veolia Middle East shares its top tips and tricks on how to go green this Ramadan

GO FOR A GREEN RAMADAN THIS HOLY MONTH

Ramadan is known as a time of moderation, however, every year there is an increasing concern surrounding global food wastage and other environmental issues, such as the over-use of plastic, carbon footprint growth and a significant rise in household waste. With the UAE being one of the top nations for per capita waste generation in the world, environmental protection is considered one of the main objectives of the UAE’s developmental policies. According to Dubai Carbon, on average a person generates around 2.7kg of waste per day and during the month…

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Truebell supporting vulnerable communities and healthcare workers Leading GCC importer launches initiative to provide food donations to essential workers at Rashid Hospital;

Truebell supporting vulnerable communities and healthcare workers

Truebell supporting vulnerable communities and healthcare workers with food donations during COVID-19 pandemic Truebell supplied over 10,000 bread loaves and croissants to the Tarahum Charity Foundation to help local communities and labour camps across Dubai   UAE-headquartered Truebell, a leading GCC importer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), has launched two initiatives to provide food donations to both healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontline, and vulnerable residents from local communities in Dubai. The retail and food services division of the company, in partnership with Yakult – a Japanese probiotic fermented…

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