Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development announces Winners for Health and Food Security Categories


The winners of the Kuwait-sponsored, Al-Sumait 2015 Health Award and 2016 Food Security Award have been announced by the prestigious Board of Trustees at a meeting in Kuwait City. Today’s Board of Trustees meeting of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development ( honored ground-breaking research on tackling childhood malaria and addressing undernourishment through Africa, which both impact the lives of …

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Dubai Chamber delegation meets Kenyan President to enhance economic ties


Kenyan President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta lauds Dubai’s economic growth model and the Chamber’s efforts in opening representative office in Nairobi S.S. Lootah International inks AED 500 million agreement with Kenya’s Hashi Energy The two companies will collaborate to provide the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) with petroleum products, trucks, food supplies and …

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The Long-Awaited ArabNet Kuwait Conference Launches Next Week


Held under the patronage and with the presence of His Excellency, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and with the sponsorship of the Kuwait National Fund (KNF), the highly-awaited first edition of ArabNet Kuwait will take place next week, on October 4-5, 2016, at Arraya Ballroom in Kuwait City. The …

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Dubai Exports hosts joint forum in Sao Paulo to bring focus on Dubai as global halal hub


In partnership with Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and UAE Consulate Islamic economy promising area for stronger Brazil-UAE ties: HE Saleh Al Suwaidi Saed Al Awadi lauds efforts of UAE diplomatic missions in promoting bilateral trade Latin America presents vast avenues for Islamic economy: Abdulla Al Awar Dubai – Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic …

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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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