39th Sharjah International Book Fair concludes as the first successful on-ground global trade exhibition amid COVID-19

“الشارقة الدولي للكتاب” يسجل تاريخاً جديداً بنجاح كبير لأول معرض دولي

11-day international cultural event received 382,000 visitors Sharjah Reads online platform attracts 63,500 attendees 1,024 publishers from 73 countries showcase 80,000 new titles 10th SIBF Publishers Conference concluded with the participation of 317 publishing professionals Seventh annual Sharjah International Library Conference attracts unprecedented participation of 801 attendees from 51 countries The resilience and sheer capability of Sharjah’s cultural project has received an unprecedented attestation with the successful 11-day run of the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which began on November 4 and concluded yesterday (Saturday). Turning the challenges posed…

400 librarians and industry professionals from 39 countries will convene at SIBF/ALA Library Conference 2020

مؤتمر المكتبات ينطلق 10 نوفمبر بمشاركة 400 مكتبي ومتخصص من 39 دولة

 Annual meetup will be organised virtually, Nov 10 – 12, on the sidelines of SIBF 2020 in partnership with the American Library Association Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is curating the seventh edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair/American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference (SIBF/ALA), to be held virtually from November 10 – 12 on the Zoom platform. The event will take place on the sidelines of the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2020, and see the participation of more than 400 librarians, archivists and industry professionals from 39 countries.…

ECI secures AED4 billion of non-oil trade in H1 2020  to accelerate UAE exporters’ recovery, ensure business continuity and competitiveness  

ECI secures AED4 billion of non-oil trade in H1 2020

ECI provides over 1,400 revolving credit guarantees for a total exposure amount of AED1.2 billion, which is equivalent to approximately AED 4 billion guaranteed payments for non-oil trade to more than 70 countries from January to June 2020 The top beneficiaries, sectors-wise, are cable, steel, petrochemicals, healthcare, automotive, building materials and food 55% of the total revolving credit limits were issued to large private exporters and 17% to SMEs, while the remaining 38% were issued in favor of UAE Government companies To further support exports, ECI increases payment protections, relaxes…

Middle East Arthritis Foundation to host webinar series  to create awareness about arthritis

مؤسسة الشرق الأوسط لالتهاب المفاصل تطلق سلسلة ندوات ويبنار

Leading experts from UAE and overseas to address the critical issues in arthritis research, treatment and care with practical tips on how to care for an arthritis patient amidst COVID-19  The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) will host its first virtual conference from October 09th to October 15th, 2020, to mark World Arthritis Day, which is annually falls on 12th October. Being a virtual event this year, it will give an opportunity to unite people not only across the UAE but across the whole Middle East region. With the coronavirus…

E-commerce rebound widely due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Talentsroot, the first Middle East online freelance platform has witnessed a growth in sales of more than 287% August, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Despite the current global crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on various sectors, many organizations have benefited from the implications of the coronavirus such as Amazon, Noon, Zoom and talentsroot. With the increasing trend on the online services and e-commerce, self-employment has also been rising. It is expected to see significant growth in businesses that rely on self-employment because many people are losing their…

45% of Chinese are willing to travel overseas

ATM Virtual reveals that 45% of Chinese are willing to travel overseas, according to survey A joint survey by Ivy Alliance, CCT and PATA has found that 60% of Chinese intend to travel in 2020 and 45% are willing to travel abroad According to China Tourism Academy, 155 million Chinese tourists travelled overseas in 2019 Chinese visitors spent $277.3 billion in 2018 making it the top outbound market With the spread of coronavirus under control and domestic leisure travel growing, Middle East travel professionals are now looking to China to…

Dabur distributes care packs to support community members

Dabur distributes care packs to support community members affected by COVID 19 in the UAE Care packs containing Dabur hygiene, oral care and Immunity building health supplements distributed to labor camps and disadvantaged families and individuals Dubai, UAE; June 2, 2020: UAE based Dabur International has launched “#DaburCares” initiative to provide hygiene and healthcare packs to disadvantaged families and individuals in the UAE. More than AED 200,000 worth of products including hand sanitisers, hygiene products, oral care and immunity strengthening supplements were distributed to more than 2500 individuals and families…

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…

Dabur joins UAE’s fight against Coronavirus by distributing free hand sanitisers to front line heroes a

Over 7,000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers have been distributed to essential workers in the UAE through Talabat and Royati Dubai, UAE; May 11, 2020: Dabur International has launched WHO compliant Dermoviva hand sanitisers to keep everyone safe in the fight against coronavirus. As a mark of appreciation for essential workers who have been selflessly working throughout the coronavirus outbreak,  Dabur distributed over 7000 Dermoviva hand sanitisers to delivery drivers and front-line workers through a collaboration with Talabat and Royati Family Society, a UAE based charity organization. Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO, Dabur…

ViewSonic Offers Schools and Universities in MEA Free Distance Learning Tools During Coronavirus Outbreak

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) – ViewSonic Corp., leading global provider of visual solutions is offering their popular distance learning solution, myViewBoard to K12 colleges and universities for free, during the ongoing period of coronavirus outbreak. With the increasing spread of coronavirus, many schools and universities are preparing themselves for extended school shutdowns. Moreover, educators and institutions are urgently exploring the possibilities of distance learning and moving towards corresponding solutions for their students ViewSonic’s advanced distance learning solution, myViewBoard enables teachers to conduct distance learning lessons via an open and…