UAE to host 20th meeting of Council of Arab Ministers of Communication & Information

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA's Director General

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced that the UAE will be hosting the 20th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communication & Information to be held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on September 27 and 28. The meeting will be attended by top-level telecommunications and information ministers from various Arab countries. Executive officers of the …

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DEWA records increase in smart adoption


Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recorded an increase in the use of its smart services during Q2 of 2016, with the smart adoption rate having reached 68%, from a total of 2,492,890 smart transactions. This has led to a positive effect on the environment by reducing 8,521 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent …

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Meet China Event Strengthens Economic Ties Between China and the UAE


Attending Chinese travel buyers also receive news of visa-on-arrival policy. Abu Dhabi: The 2016 edition of the Meet China forum – organised by npimedia in collaboration with Highway Tourism – is underway in Abu Dhabi. The only United Arab Emirates B2B event focused on the world number one outbound market, Meet China has brought a 75-strong group of Chinese travel …

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Mohammed bin Rashid chairs brainstorming session with his team

Mohammed bin Rashid

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said on Tuesday that the UAE needs fresh thinking and new blood for realising the ambitions and meeting the challenges of the next phase of the country’s development. Addressing a brainstorming session chaired by him, and attended by H.H. Sheikh …

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Dubai Customs receives UK diplomatic delegation

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Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Dubai-UK trade stood at AED 6.7 billion in Q1 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai Customs is committed to reinforcing cooperation and coordination with foreign diplomatic corps in order to boost Dubai’s foreign trade. Living up to this strategic objective, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has received officials from the British Embassy with whom …

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UAE among top performers in E-Government Development Index 2016

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Joins ranks with Switzerland, Slovenia and Lithuania in e-services development. UAE – The UAE prominently featured major developments in its e-services and ranked high in the latest UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ (DESA) E-Government Development Index (EDGI) Survey 2016, according to UN DESA’s Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief E-Government Branch, Division for Public Administration & Development Management. The statement reflects …

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TAG-Org and Ministry of Youth Sign an MOU for Youth Capacity Building and Employment

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Amman – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), and Minister of Youth HE Mr. Rami Wreikat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Capacity Building and preparation for youth employment. The agreement comes in the context of enabling youth and building their capabilities for employment opportunities. The two parties agreed to form joint-working teams to explore …

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Minimal Brexit Impact expected in the Middle East


As many come to terms with the result of the June 23, 2016, British referendum to leave the European Union, many are considering whether there may be a ripple effect as far away as the Middle East. With clients approaching Hamish Walton, Head of Corporate, Middle East, King & Wood Mallesons, for advice on repercussions of the decision, the lawyer …

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The IFSB and AMF Sign MoU to Foster the Development of Islamic Finance in Common Member Countries


The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), represented by Mr. Jaseem Ahmed, Secretary-General and the Arab Monetary Fund, represented by H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy, Director General Chairman of the Board signed today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an initial period of three years, to establish and implement a non-exclusive framework for the cooperation and …

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RTA’s People Happiness rating hits 90% in 2016 according to Dubai Smart Government Office report


Al Tayer: RTA strategy is compatible with Dubai Government’s happiness agenda Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the practical outcomes of implementing ‘People Happiness’ strategy in terms of the Happiness Indicator and the extent of compatibility of this strategy with the Happiness Model of the Federal Government and the Happiness …

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