Dubai Customs educates staff through Positivity Platforms

جمارك دبي تُطلق مبادرة “منصات الإيجابية ” لتوعية وتثقيف الموظفين

Dubai – 10 August 2020: Dubai Customs has introduced Positivity Platforms initiative in a bid to educate and raise its staff’s awareness during the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as part of the organization’s steadfast commitment towards human resources development and education. The initiative has so far carried out 7 virtual lectures and workshops on divers topics, including organizational happiness, positive energy, crisis leadership, nutrition and mental health. Around 800 employees benefited from this program, and the target is to reach 1000 participants in 10 lectures by the end of…

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JAGGAER/Tejari partners with Dubai Government to reveal the latest digital procurement developments

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The key procurement trends impacting government and businesses post-COVID-19 have been highlighted during a recent webinar, hosted by JAGGAER Middle East and Africa Security, increased processing power, unlimited connectivity, paperless contracts, and digital signatures top procurement managers requirements Company reveals headcount in the region to increase throughout 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9th, 2020: JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, has highlighted the latest procurement trends during an industry webinar. The event, which hosted representatives from the Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Economic Development, and Dubai Municipality, highlighted…

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DUBAI TRADE LAUNCHES ZADI UNIFIED PLATFORM TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY AND FACILITATE FOOD IMPORT IN DUBAI

DUBAI TRADE LAUNCHES ZADI UNIFIED PLATFORM

A Collaboration between DP World-UAE Region, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Customs The Platform Aims to Simplify Transactions of Over 18,000 Food-Trading Companies by Unifying the Inspection Process of Dubai Municipality and Dubai Customs at Jebel Ali Port, Ensuring the Highest Safety and Quality of Food Shipments Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9th of August 2020: Dubai Trade — DP World, UAE Region’s single window platform for cross-border trade — has announced the launch of ZADI, a unified food import platform aimed at facilitating the import and re-export of food shipments…

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Sharjah FDI Office webinar to guide businesses on how to thrive in the current economic climate

Sharjah FDI Office webinar to guide businesses

Prominent officials & experts will offer actionable insights to investors and business owners The Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), an affiliate of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), will be turning the spotlight on how businesses can weather the challenging economic climate set in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, at a live, free-to-attend webinar it is hosting next Wednesday, August 12. Eminent speakers include H.E. Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Muhairi – Director, Sharjah Health Authority; Mohamed Juma Al Musharrkh – CEO, Invest in Sharjah; Ismail Ali…

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Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak  Patron of Zayed University Applauds Graduates at 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

الشيخة فاطمة ترعى حفل تخريج دفعة “اللا مستحيل”

Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Zayed University held its very first “virtual” graduation ceremony, to honor undergraduates and graduates of the 18th cohort of female and the 8th cohort of males. Her Highness congratulated the 1592 graduates in her speech, which was delivered on her behalf by Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, she said: “You are…

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RAKBANK Reports H1 2020 Net Profit of AED 306.6 million

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United Arab Emirates, 05 August 2020: The National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah (“RAKBANK”) has announced a consolidated Net Profit of AED 306.6 million for H1 2020, a decrease of 44.7% compared to the first half of 2019 due to higher IFRS 9 provisions that are set aside as precautionary measures to combat the possible economic impact of COVID-19. Total Income of AED 1.9 billion for H1 2020 was down by 4.5% on a year-on-year basis. As at 30 June 2020, Total Assets stood at AED 54.3 billion, decreasing by 5.1%…

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Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 postponed for the 2nd time this year

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Riyadh Travel Fair 2021 scheduled for Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 5th of August 2020: Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 has been postponed for the 2nd time in 2020 due to the Covid–19 pandemic. The decision was made in the interest of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the company responsible for organizing the annual travel fair. Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 was initially scheduled to be held last March, with the date then postponed to September 2020. Riyadh Travel Fair is planning to return in…

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Dubai Customs launches Siyaj (Fence) Initiative to foster border , facilitate trade

Dubai Customs launches Siyaj (Fence) Initiative to foster border

Dubai – 5 August 2020: As part of their relentless efforts to protect the society and secure Dubai’s ports, Dubai Customs launched Siyaj (Fence) initiative: the first integrated control 24/7 system in the world. The new system is based on a number of sophisticated AI technologies, rapid intervention teams that work around the clock, drones, and the K9 sniffing dog unit. The initiative will enhance Dubai and the UAE’s security and help protect the society from the hazards of illegitimate shipments while facilitating trade and supporting the global supply chain.…

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Countless Abu Dhabi citizens and residents saving valuable time through digital transformation

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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 August 2020 – The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has recently witnessed a remarkable transition to the new digital era, driven by various initiatives launched by the Abu Dhabi Government and aimed at advancing digital transformation in Abu Dhabi and ensuring a sophisticated digital society that provides access to the services they require through secure and convenient digital channels. These initiatives aim to not only improve the efficiency of the government work system, but also the level of services provided to the customers by harnessing the latest…

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DAE announces H1 2020 financial results

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Dubai, U.A.E., 05 August 2020 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. reported its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2020. Highlights included: Total Revenue: US$672.6 million (H1 2019: US$735.2 million) Net Income: US$121.7 million (H1 2019: US$197.1 million) Pre-Tax Profit Margin: 20% (H1 2019: 29%) Pre-Tax Return on Equity: 9% (H1 2019: 12.5%) Net Debt-to-Equity: 51x (Year-end 2019: 2.64x) Unsecured Debt as a percentage of Total Debt: 62% (Year-end 2019: 62%) Available Liquidity: US$2,818 million (Year-end 2019: US$2,404 million) Unencumbered Assets: US$6.5 billion (June 2019: US$6.1 billion) Fleet…

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SPICE UP YOUR WEDNESDAY – FREE-FLOW RED LANTERN EVENING AT HUTONG 

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 Awaken the senses…. Wednesday’s ‘Red Lantern Evening’ offer eight signature dishes including Hutong’s famous fiery Red Lantern and free-flow cocktails Globally acclaimed restaurant and bar Hutong is launching its new Wednesday night dining event, ‘Red Lantern Evening’, weekly from 5th August. With a delicious eight-dish menu showcasing Hutong’s occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine matched with free-flow drinks, Red Lantern Evening at Hutong is the go-to for after-dark escapism, perfect when so many summer travel plans are on pause. According to Chinese tradition, red lanterns are hung for special occasions, welcoming…

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AZIZI DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCES INVESTMENTS WORTH OVER AED 3.5 BILLION

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The developer will construct 45 buildings comprising over 11,000 homes across MBR City, Dubai Healthcare City and Al Furjan over the course of the next 2-3 years Over 80% of its current inventory is already sold, and most of its ongoing projects will be completed by year’s end  Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, announces its plans to invest over AED 3.5bn in the next 2-3 years to develop 14 and 22 buildings in Riviera Phase 3 and 4 respectively, its three Avenue buildings in MBR City,…

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Abu Dhabi Distribution Company Expands ‘Green Corner’ Initiative  to Attract More Customers to Energy-Efficient Products 

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ADDC’s demand-side management program, Tarsheed, to expand its ‘Green Corner’ initiative in additional Lulu Hypermarket stores  Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), announced today that it has expanded its Green Corner initiative to LuLu Hypermarket outlets in Al Wadha and Mushrif Malls to attract more consumers to energy efficient products. The initiative supports ambitions to reduce 20% of Abu Dhabi’s water and electricity consumption by 2030, a core focus of ADDC’s demand-side management program, Tarsheed. Speaking about the expansion, H.E. Saeed Mohamed…

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THIERRY BOLLORÉ ANNOUNCED AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF JAGUAR LAND ROVER

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Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover plc would like to announce that Mr Thierry Bolloré has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020. Mr Chandrasekaran said: “I am delighted to welcome Thierry to Jaguar Land Rover. An established global business leader with a proven track record of implementing complex transformations, Thierry will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry.” Mr Bolloré has extensive expertise in the…

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Abu Dhabi community to experience ease and convenience like never before during Eid Al Adha

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– During the Eid Al Adha holiday, citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi emirate will be experiencing unprecedented levels of ease and convenience when it comes to government services as a result of the recent initiatives and programmes launched by the Abu Dhabi Government. The first half of 2020 has seen tremendous digitalisation progress across the emirate through digital transformation acceleration and the development of unified and comprehensive digital channels. These platforms have enabled the public to access an array of services provided by government entities through a single point…

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CIOMajlis appoints Ahmed Al Ahmed as the new chairman

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Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2020: CIOMajlis, which functions as a thought leadership and networking hub for senior technology executives to explore business solutions and share experiences, has announced the appointment of Ahmed Al Ahmed, CIO of Nakheel, as its new chairman. CIOMajlis was established in 2006 by Smartworld under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group. Ahmed has been a technology expert with over 20 years…

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Real Estate Registration opens 4th branch in Dibba Al-Hisn

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Governmental Communication Department – Real Estate Registration Department – Sharjah 26/7/2020 The Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department opened a new branch – the fourth, in the premises of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Department of Economic Development at Dibba Al-Hisn city. The move, directed by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, was followed up by H.H Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive…

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(AASTS) mourns its founding member Dr. Hisham Afifi The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah

الأكاديمية العربية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا والنقل البحري في الشارقة تنعي عضوها المؤسس د. هشام عفيفي

With hearts full of sorrow and sadness, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has mourned Dr. Hisham Afifi, Advisor to the President of the Academy and in charge of Khorfakkan’s branch, who passed away in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Afifi leaves behind a legacy of great achievements in serving the community as well as ideal values and principles ​​he instilled in his students. The educational institutions that he founded with utmost sincerity and honesty will always be a testament to his knowledge and love for…

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Dubai Customs graduates 5th batch of leadership program

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Within its efforts to develop the skills of its employees and qualify them to lead the future, Dubai Customs graduated the 5th batch of its prospective leaders. The training program was conducted in cooperation with Biz Group and was endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The ceremony was organized online due to the current spread of the pandemic and was attended by His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors and male and female graduates. The program was launched…

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IDEAL STANDARD AWARDED ‘MOST DOWNLOADED BRAND’ AT BIMOBJECT AWARDS 2020

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Ideal Standard, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of public and private bathrooms solutions, has been recognised at the 2020 BIMobject awards, receiving the ‘Most Downloaded Brand’ award. The award recognises the manufacturer’s outstanding digital excellence, after nearly 400.000 Ideal Standard BIM files were downloaded by architects worldwide in 2019. Award organiser, BIMobjects.com is one of the leading platforms for BIM files – hosting over a thousand brands including the most renowned international names from the world of construction. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the technology that underpins the digitalisation…

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