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ADFD Delegation Explores Opportunities for Strategic Collaboration with NAFFCO

Abu Dhabi, 04 October 2023 – A high-level delegation representing Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) recently visited NAFFCO, a global leader in fire safety solutions. The purpose of this visit was to strengthen collaboration between the organizations and to introduce ADFD and ADEX’s financial services to NAFFCO. The goal is to boost national exports and facilitate access for Emirati companies to the global market. The delegation was led by His Excellency Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Chairman of the Exports Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Exports Office. It included Rashed Al Kaabi, Director of the Investment Department at ADFD, and Khalil Al Mansoori, Acting Director General of the Abu Dhabi Exports Office. The delegation was more

EAD Signs Agreement with JIIC to Establish the Jubail Mangrove Innovation Centre

Within the Framework of the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative, The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with Jubail Island Investment Company to Establish the Jubail Mangrove Innovation Centre to Protect Coastal Ecosystems and Preserve Mangroves Abu Dhabi, 3 October 2023: As prat of Abu Dhabi Climate Change Strategy and within the framework of the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) signed an agreement with the Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) to enhance their joint efforts to preserve mangrove and coastal ecosystems to ensure their future sustainability. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Hashmi, Executive Director of Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector at EAD, and Engineer Abdulla Saeed Al Shamsi, Corporate Director of JIIC, in the presence of more

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi concludes Participation at 78th UNGA Meetings and NYC Climate Week 2023

Championing Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Solutions Abu Dhabi, 28 September 2023: Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) concluded a successful participation at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and New York City Climate Week 2023, a pivotal global event focused on addressing climate change and environmental conservation. EAD demonstrated through discussion and panel participations the scientific approach and innovative solutions it applies to improve the quality of life and protect Abu Dhabi's natural heritage for future generations. This participation comes within the framework of the efforts made by the emirate of Abu Dhabi and EAD in the field of climate action, which recently witnessed the launch of a comprehensive Climate Change Strategy. This comes at a time when the country is preparing to host more

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed chairs Abu Dhabi Executive Council Meeting

His Highness endorsed plans to launch Biobank and a government enablement ecosystem, and reviewed updates on government priorities and capital projects  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 27, 2023: His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has chaired the council’s meeting at Al Bateen Palace. During the meeting, the council discussed current and future government plans and projects that are in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of government, enabling it to deliver high-quality community services and ensure excellence across priority areas.   His Highness endorsed a comprehensive government more

In his Capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE President issues Emiri Decree Appointing Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 September 2023: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued an Emiri decree appointing His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan as Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court. more

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Attends Group Wedding in Abu Dhabi

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has attended a group wedding reception, which was held at the Erth Hotel in Abu Dhabi. His Highness congratulated the newlyweds, including Ahmed Mohammed Hamad Al Badi Al Dhaheri; Ali Obaid bin Ahmed Al Dhaheri; Mohammed Abdullah Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri; Mohammed Saeed Mohammed Al Shamsi; Khaled Abdullah Mubarak Al Saadi; and their families, wishing them a happy married life. Senior officials and family members also attended the ceremony. more

MoIAT Introduces Mandatory Use of UAE Pass to Streamline Industrial and National Accreditation Services

 A total of 16,574 businesses use UAE Pass to access services through MoIAT's platforms, including 7,260 new users.   Abu Dhabi: 25 September 2023 - The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has announced the mandatory use of digital national identity UAE Pass for clients and companies to access MoIAT's industrial, standards, conformity and national accreditation services via website or smartphone app. The initiative contributes to the UAE's digital transformation targets and aligns with the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology. Humaid Hassan Alshamsi, Director of the Customer Happiness Department at MoIAT, emphasized that the UAE Pass was well-received during the trial phase, which was aimed at augmenting and improving client experience. He added more

UAE Hosts Regional Senior Budget Officials Network for the Middle East and North Africa

During the meeting, public financial management and budget issues will be discussed by decision makers across the region. Dubai, UAE: September 19, 2023 – The UAE Ministry of Finance is hosting the 13th annual meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Middle East and North Africa Senior Budget Officials (MENA SBO). Kicking off today in Dubai, the two-day meeting convenes decision makers from across the region to exchange knowledge and expertise and discuss budget-related issues. This meeting is a key platform for financial decision-makers, especially senior budget officials, to discuss key public financial management issues, enhance the efficiency of public spending, and adapt to regional and global economic challenges and opportunities. His Excellency Mohamed bin Hadi Al Hussaini, more

Bayanat Partners with HySpecIQ and AzurX to Enable Hyperspectral Imaging and Analysis for the UAE

 The partnership was formalized by a MOU signed by Hasan Al Hosani, MD of Bayanat, Bill Sullivan, Chairman of HySpecIQ, and Anna Hazlett, CEO of AzurX; The collaboration will accelerate and enhance space expertise in the UAE and throughout the region;  Partnership described as “clear sign of growing demand in remote sensing applications” by Bayanat’s MD, Hasan Al Hosani.   Abu Dhabi, UAE September 14, 2023 — HySpecIQ, a global leader in hyperspectral imaging and data analytics, today announced a partnership with Bayanat, an ADX-listed public company and leading provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions.  Hyperspectral imaging is a powerful technology that enables identification of objects from space. It takes advantage of the fact that all objects reflect light, both visible more

Aviation and Morocco Earthquake Relief Efforts

The tragic earthquake that has struck Morocco has devastated significant parts of the country and killed and injured thousands of people. As part of the international relief effort, the aviation industry is playing a vital role, in the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to Morocco. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa-Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, expressed condolences of the aviation community to the people of Morocco. "The heart-breaking impact of this tragedy in Morocco has been felt worldwide. On behalf of IATA's member airlines, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected,” he said. “Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by this devastating event. We commend the exceptional work of rescue teams, and the important role aviation is playing in facilitating immediate more

Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Customs Sign an Agreement to Reinforce Service Excellence

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 September 2023:  Abu Dhabi Airports announced the signing of a service level agreement (SLA) with the General Administration of Customs, to reinforce service levels, enhance the passenger journey as well as the customer experience.  The signing of the SLA agreement was in the presence of H.E. Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General at the General Administration of Customs and Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Interim CEO at Abu Dhabi Airports. H.E. Mubarak Matar Al Mansoori, Executive Director of the Operations Sector at Abu Dhabi Customs, and Sultan Al Dhaheri, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Aviation Security at Abu Dhabi Airports signed the agreement. The service level agreement aims to expand areas of collaboration in terms of expediting travel more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Announces the “Ghars Al Emarat” which will Plant Mangrove Trees for each Visitor to COP28

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2023: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), and within the framework of the Abu Dhabi Climate Change Strategy and Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative and the UAE’s hosting of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) – which will be held from 30 November-12 December 2023 in Expo City, Dubai, EAD announced the launch of “Ghars Al Emarat” (UAE Planting Initiative) that will see 10 mangrove trees planted for each conference visitor.  Through the initiative, which coincides with the Year of Sustainability, mangroves will be planted using innovative methods such as drone dispersal, more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to Shed Light on Climate Change at ADHIEX 2023

Abu Dhabi, 29 August 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) will have a stand that reflects the journey of fusing science and nature to address climate change at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). The exhibition is taking place on September 2nd to 8th 2023 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  The Agency will once again be a main sponsor of the event and EAD’s stand at ADIHEX is designed to unveil how the Agency is aligned with the Year of Sustainability as announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, at the beginning of the year, as EAD shares the same vision of ensuring that sustainability is at the core of what it does. The stand is designed to be both informative and interactive, inviting visitors to explore its more

EDGE Strengthens Ties with the Sao Paulo State Government, Paving the Way for Significant Growth

• Full support of EDGE’s long-term objectives in Brazil through the provision of industrial assistance, supply-chain logistics solutions, and commercial incentives   • Highly successful visit concludes with the signing of several strategic partnership agreements within the local defence and technology manufacturing eco-systems    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 August, 2023: EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, has concluded a series of high-level visits to key government bodies, and major Brazilian industry players and partners within the defence, advanced technology, and industrial manufacturing sectors in Sao Paulo State. The group met with the Secretary of Public Security; the Secretary of Public Management; the Vice Governor of São Paulo; and the Secretary more

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Officially Inaugurates Mawaheb Talent Hub

Building on successful pilot phase in which 680 upskilling courses and workshops were delivered to 7,450 citizens   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 August 2023: His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has officially launched the Mawaheb Talent Hub (Mawaheb), building on a successful pilot phase during which 7,450 citizens benefitted from 680 upskilling courses and workshops, and 1,650 citizens were matched to roles in high-priority sectors.    During the visit, His Highness toured the state-of-the-art facilities and reviewed services provided through the talent ecosystem at the centre, which is managed by the Department of Government Support (DGS) and the Human Resources Authority (HRA). Mawaheb is strategically positioned as a more

MoIAT Promotes Best Practices and Investment in Recycled Plastic Food Packaging

Abu Dhabi-UAE. 17 August 2023: The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) hosted a workshop for food manufacturers in the UAE focusing on recycled plastic packaging. The session aimed to raise awareness of the objectives of its project regarding permitting the use of recycled plastic for food packaging, the technical and safety requirements of recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with food, and the process for obtaining conformity certification for such materials.    The workshop briefed manufacturers and suppliers to Federal Law Decree No. 20 of 2015 on food contact materials, emphasizing its importance in supporting manufacturing efforts and implementing sustainable production best practices, and introduced the updates regarding adding rPET to the list of products to which ECAS Food more

Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council signs MoU with Packman

The agreement aims to support and develop projects for Businesswomen in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 15 August, 2023 Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Packman, a leading platform that provides e-commerce services to entrepreneurs. The MoU aims to support and develop projects for businesswomen in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The framework agreement was signed during an official ceremony by Her Excellency Noor Al Tamimi,  Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, and Abdulaziz Al Mulhem, CEO and founder of Packman, in the presence of Shaikha Al Nowais, Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, and a number of officials and employees from both sides. It highlights the more

The UAE Explores Partnerships with International Institutions

Abdulla Lootah: ‘The UAE has established a pioneering model for development under the directives of its leadership’ Dubai-UAE: 10 August 2023 – A high-level delegation from the Government Experience Exchange Office, during a series of meetings in Washington, US, showcased the UAE's model for global capacity-building as well as foreseeing and shaping the future. The Government Experience Exchange Programme is a knowledge-sharing platform aiming to transfer the United Arab Emirate’s experience and best practices in the field of government development and modernization to other countries. Since its launch, the UAE government has signed agreements with participating countries to build institutional capacities for government development. The meetings in the US capital were led by His Excellency more

DCT Abu Dhabi signs MoU with Air France-KLM to Expand Connectivity between Europe and Abu Dhabi

 Partnership will support Abu Dhabi’s ambition to attract more than 24 million visitors by the end of 2023   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 August 2023: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Franco-Dutch airline Group Air France-KLM, forging a strategic partnership that will enhance connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Europe further positioning the emirate as a preferred tourist destination.    The signing ceremony, held at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, was attended by HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi; Angus Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer of Air France-KLM; Olivier Piette, Senior Vice President – Network of Air France; and Maureen Bannerman, Chief Commercial Officer of Abu Dhabi more

MoIAT Signs MoU with Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government to Equip Local Talent with Future-Proof Skills

Dubai, UAE. 09 August 2023 – The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) today signed a memorandum understanding to enhance collaboration. Under the MoU, MBRSG will provide academic support to ministry staff, as well as innovative training and research programs.  The collaboration is in line with the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, which promotes best practices in administrative services and fosters a culture of innovation within institutions. The agreement aligns with MBRSG’s role in strengthening the contribution of government entities to knowledge enrichment and empowering Emirati talent.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Dr. Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector at more

Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi Initiative to Enhance Safety of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Systems in Buildings Across Emirate

• The project involves specialized teams for evaluating LPG central gas systems inside buildings and ensuring adherence with UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice  • It will cover approximately 2800 buildings in Abu Dhabi  • The project will upgrade and repair of LPG system to adhere to safety and ensure alignment with UAE Codes and international best practices to preserve properties and enhance community safety and security.    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 08 August 2023: Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi (DoE) has launched a project to enhance the safety of centralised liquid petroleum gas (LPG) systems in commercial and residential buildings within the emirate, in an initiative that is being carried out in collaboration with all relevant governmental entities.    The DoE is more

The National Center of Meteorology Hosts a Workshop Entitled Early Warning for All

August 3, 2023:  the National Center of Meteorology in Abu Dhabi hosted a distinguished workshop titled "Early Warning for All," organized by the World Meteorological Organization in partnership with National Emergency Crisis and disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and participation of local authorities, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The workshop aimed to discuss the role of early warning systems in contributing to the goals of the World Meteorological Organization and raising awareness among communities exposed to risks.   The discussions in the workshop revolved around the significance of early warning systems in achieving the goals of the World Meteorological Organization and the necessity of preparedness to face natural disasters. The workshop also addressed the objectives of providing early warning more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Successfully Receives 150 Applications

Abu Dhabi, 3 August 2023: Following the successful launch of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Environmental Award in May 2023 in collaboration with European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced it has received 150 applications from individuals and entities across all categories.  A dedicated technical committee was formed, comprising experts from relevant fields, which thoroughly reviewed each application to ensure adherence to the specified criteria. As a result, 86 applicants have been qualified and deemed eligible to participate in the award. To ensure the participants are well-prepared for their roles, a series of nine workshops were conducted from July 11 to July 20. Covering various aspects, the workshops included report writing guidance and responding to more

Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council signs MoU with RestHero

- The MoU aims to expand the number of startups owned by businesswomen and enhance their revenues - Council members will receive a 50% discount on RestHero services   Abu Dhabi, UAE  - 2 August  2023: The Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RestHero, Platform specialized in providing e-commerce services for entrepreneurs. This aligns with the vision of the wise leadership and supports Abu Dhabi’s strategic goals, which seek to empower women and foster their participation as vital contributors to sustainable development.  The MoU seeks to promote cooperation to enhance the role played by businesswomen in enhancing sustainable economic development, along with their active contribution to the business community and more

Ministry of Finance Enables UAE Pass for All Services

• Login mechanism effective as of August. • Enhancing digitalization and eliminating paper transactions.   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 02 August 2023 – The UAE Ministry of Finance today announced the enablement of the UAE Pass digital identity for all its services across systems, in line with the UAE’s efforts to enhance digital quality of life. This step contributes to enhancing the digitalization journey and eliminating paper transactions. The UAE Pass is the first national digital identity solution for nationals, residents, and visitors, enabling users to identify themselves to local and federal governments’ services and other service providers.   The Ministry of Finance replaced the traditional login feature on its services page, and exclusively adopted the UAE Pass login mechanism, starting more

Emirates News Agency and Abu Dhabi Chamber sign MoU

- WAM is set to become a media partner for the 21st cycle of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award and the Public-Private Partnership Conference - Al Mazrui: The MoU aligns with Abu Dhabi Chamber’s strategic objectives, which centre on providing all forms of support to the private sector in Abu Dhabi - Al Rayssi: Wam provides accurate and comprehensive coverage that reflects the economic success of the UAE - Al Qubaisi: The MoU comes in line with Abu Dhabi Chamber's continuous efforts to empower the business community in the Emirate   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 August 2023: Emirates News Agency (WAM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI). The agency is set to become a media partner for the 21st cycle of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award and more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Supports ADNOC's Commitment to Achieving Carbon Neutrality in Abu Dhabi

In line with Abu Dhabi’s Climate Change Strategy and ADNOC’s Decarbonisation Plan, Abu Dhabi, 1st August 2023: Following the recent launch of ADNOC’s Decarbonisation Plan, Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) praised ADNOC and said: “The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi appreciates the efforts of ADNOC, its key implementation partner in Abu Dhabi’s Climate Change Strategy. We applaud ADNOC’s innovative and forward-looking solutions to achieve the objectives of this ambitious strategy.” The five-year Abu Dhabi Climate Change Strategy is a major contribution to Abu Dhabi’s climate action ambitions at various levels and will help achieve the objectives of the UAE's strategic Net Zero by 2050 initiative, more

Department of Municipalities and Transport records AED46.33bn+ in Abu Dhabi Real Estate Transactions in H1 2023

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 July 2023: As per the latest report released by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), Abu Dhabi's real estate market sustained growth driven by investor optimism, recording 10,557 property transactions amounting to over AED46.33 billion. The department's half-yearly report indicates that all kinds of land, buildings, and real estate were purchased, sold, and mortgaged. DMT's real estate trading index shows 6,730 real estate purchase and sale transactions worth AED25.09 billion and 3,827 mortgage transactions worth AED21.24 billion.  His Excellency Dr Adeeb Al Afifi, Executive Director of the Real Estate Sector at the Department of Municipalities and Transport, said: "Abu Dhabi's real estate market continues to thrive, showcasing a resilient and optimistic investor more

NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Map Complete Genome of Millet for Climate Change Adaptation

New knowledge of ancient grain may enable breeding for climate change adaptation Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 25, 2023: An international team of researchers have unlocked a large-scale genomic analysis of Setaria or foxtail millet, an important cereal crop. The study, led by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and including scientists at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi, advances our understanding of the domestication and evolution of foxtail millet, as well as the genetic basis for important agricultural traits. Foxtail millet is one of the oldest domesticated grain crops in the world and has been grown by humans for roughly 11,000 years. It held a dominant position in Chinese agriculture before the introduction of high-input agricultural practices like irrigation and chemical fertilizers. The protein-rich grain – which more

UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Collaborates with DNV to Establish the Maritime Decarbonization Center

▪ AlMazrouei: The Center will play a pivotal role in advancing our national and regional sustainability goals, while contributing to the global efforts in combating climate change ▪ Knut Orbeck-Nilssen: Initiatives like the Centre are essential as we look to accelerate towards a decarbonized future. ▪ AlMalek: The Center promotes knowledge-sharing, and facilitate the development of a skilled workforce capable of driving decarbonization efforts in the maritime industry     July 2023: In a groundbreaking move that solidifies the UAE's status as a global leader in sustainability and energy transition, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) has announced the establishment of the "UAE Maritime Decarbonization Center." As the first-of-its-kind Center in the MENA region and more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Outlines Plans to Accelerate Climate Action and Strengthen Emirate's Resilience

Strategy aims to: - reduce emirate's emissions by 22% within 5 years   - equivalent to CO2 emission sequestered by 500 million trees for 10 years - support UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative - protect key sectors from the impact of climate change to become more resilient and agile   Abu Dhabi, 19 July 2023: As part of its continued strides to uphold the global aim in keeping the rise in average temperatures between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius, and as an affirmation of the UAE’s climate action leadership, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has outlined plans for the Abu Dhabi Climate Change Strategy, which was recently approved by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.    The comprehensive five-year plan will strengthen the emirate’s environmental resilience, more

Ministry of Finance Refunds eDirham Balance

Fully automated process via the Ministry’s website Abu Dhabi, UAE: July 19, 2023 – The Ministry of Finance today announced beginning offering a fully automated service via its website, allowing individuals and establishments to obtain refunds on the balance within their eDirham cards. Those who wish to refund their eDirham card balance should log into the Ministry of Finance’s website using the UAEPASS, and submit a refund request with the supporting documents requested. Once processed, the balance in the eDirham card will be transferred to a new card that is issued by First Abu Dhabi Bank. more

Delegation from Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipalities and Transport discusses Opportunities to Enhance Cooperation and Partnership

Delegation from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport discusses opportunities to enhance cooperation and partnerships with Singapore in the field of urban development and sustainable transport  Abu Dhabi, July 17 , 2023: A delegation from Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) visited Singapore to enhance cooperation and partnerships between the United Arab Emirates and Singapore. The delegation engaged in meetings with key government officials and stakeholders in urban development and sustainable transport to learn about the latest trends and innovations in municipal work and transportation. The UAE delegation was led by H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, and included H.E. Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Director General of the more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Targets a Reduction of 20 Million Single-Use Plastic Bottles this Year

Abu Dhabi, 12 July 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), in collaboration with key stakeholders, has set the ambitious target of collecting 20 million single-use plastic bottles a year for recycling. This will be achieved, in part, by installing 70 Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) and 26 Smart Bins in areas with high footfall in the emirate of Abu Dhabi such as the Corniche, Abu Dhabi Airport, sports venues, and malls, as well as academic institutions. The new bottle return scheme is under the umbrella of EAD’s Mission to Zero public outreach campaign that aspires for the target of zero plastic, zero waste, zero emissions and zero harm to biodiversity, which was launched last year as part of the Single-Use Plastic Policy.  EAD organised a launch event and hosted by Al Dar Group in the presence of H.E. more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Reaches Goal of All Schools in Emirate Joining Sustainable Schools Initiative

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 July 2023: As part of Year of Sustainability initiatives, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Emirates Schools Establishment, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), that all schools in the emirate have now pledged to join EAD’s Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI), globally recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This pioneering initiative will foster a culture of environmentally friendly practices across all schools in the UAE and establish a forward-thinking sustainable minded generation. To mark the occasion, ADEK hosted an event, the Private and Charter Schools Open Day, organised by EAD, to educate school principals and introduce them to SSI in a bid to encourage them to lead their more

Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Centre Abu Dhabi Commends Emirate's Business Continuity Capabilities

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 July 2023: The Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Centre Abu Dhabi (ADCMC), in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Human Resources Authority (HRA), Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), and Rabdan Academy, has conducted a detailed study to assess the knowledge, experience and competencies of Abu Dhabi Government human resources in the field of business continuity management. The study was conducted on top management from Abu Dhabi Government entities as well as specialised teams concerned with the implementation of the business continuity management system to determine their knowledge and experience in the field. The study aimed to identify recommendations to support Abu Dhabi Government leaders and human resources in achieving comprehensive knowledge in business continuity to contribute to ensuring the more

Abu Dhabi Customs & FCA Visit Khatm Melaha Border Facility

Sharjah’s Khatm Melaha Customs Centre handles more than 380,000 passengers monthly, promoting it as one of the leading land ports nationwide 09 July 2023:  Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority’s Khatm Melaha Customs Centre has received an official delegation from the General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs and the Federal Customs Authority to exchange experiences and review practices applicable in this land port, which is one of the best and most prominent across the country. His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, Director of Ports and Border Points Affairs and Chairman of the Organizational Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah, received the visiting high-level team. The delegation included His Excellency Mubarak Matar Al Mansouri, Executive Director of the Customs more

Ministry of Finance Announces the Annual Report for the Year 2022 titled Under the Title “Remarkable Achievements Shaping Promising Financial Prospects”

- Mohamed Al Hussaini: The Ministry of Finance, since the establishment of the Union, has been keen on becoming a pioneering model and global reference for best practices and international standards in government financial work - Mohamed Al Hussaini: The Ministry of Finance has played a pivotal and influential role at the national level in the field of strategic management of public finances. This contributed to strengthening the fiscal planning of the federal government and achieving financial and economic sustainability Subtitles:  - The annual report observes the Ministry's achievements, initiatives, and participations during the year 2022 - The report includes the Ministry’s results and performance in initiatives, national projects, and international participations   Abu Dhabi, United Arab more

Accelerating Climate Research Solutions: Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency Unveils ADERN

Abu Dhabi, 26 June 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announces the official launch of ADERN (Abu Dhabi Environmental Research Network), a community of research scientists, research institutions and allied innovators. Designed and facilitated by EAD, ADERN aims to convene research and development experts around the scientific knowledge gaps facing stakeholders in their efforts to sustain and continuously enhance the environment of the Emirate. With a focus on addressing environmental challenges, ADERN will play a vital role in advancing the understanding and implementation of sustainability in Abu Dhabi.  Recognising the urgency of the climate agenda and the inseparable connection between climate, biodiversity loss and pollution, ADERN will address the climate science-policy agenda by leveraging research more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Has Rescued 178 Turtles Since August 2022

81 Turtles Released to Celebrate World Sea Turtle Day Abu Dhabi, 16th June 2023: In line with the Year of Sustainability that focuses on the sustainable enhancement of natural habitats and biodiversity and minimising the effects of climate change, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with The National Aquarium (TNA), released 81 turtles back into their natural habitat at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in celebration of the World Sea Turtle Day on June 16th. The turtles were released by His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi and EAD Board Member, Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, His Excellency Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Tourism at Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), Dr. more

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Abu Dhabi, 6th June 2023: To mark World Environment Day on June 5th as it aims to #Beat Plastic Pollution, and a year after the ban on single-use plastic bags came into effect, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) confirmed that more than 172 million single-use plastic grocery bags have been prevented from entering the environment. The ban was enacted on June 1st, 2022, and, to date, more

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17 entrepreneurial programs launched in collaboration with 35 partners during phase I & II of the project Abu Dhabi, 23 May 2023: The Ministry of Economy revealed that it has received 700 applications from startups and SMEs wishing to participate in phase II of The Entrepreneurial Nation programs, between October 2022 and April 2023. The Ministry is currently in the process of shortlisting more

Tadweer Rolls Out Larger-Capacity Green Containers to Drive Recycling Increase Across the Capital…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 May 2023: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) has announced a new initiative aimed at improving waste segregation and promoting recycling practices throughout the Emirate. The initiative reflects Tadweer's ongoing commitment to making Abu Dhabi and Al Ain two of the cleanest and most sustainable cities in the world. To address the challenges of waste more

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and Miral Sign MoU to enhance marine conservation and research ...…

• Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and Miral commit to marine life and ocean conservation in the UAE and wider region  • The MoU will see Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue partner in areas including marine research, wildlife incident response, capacity building and public outreach   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 May 2023: The more

Ma'an and Abu Dhabi Police Roll Out Joint Social Contracting Program, to Reintegrate Juveniles into ...…

· A series of programmes have been developed and implemented, aimed at juveniles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi · The initiative is the first of its kind , will be delivered by ‘MAKE’, and will provide hands-on activities for juveniles to increase engagement and positively re-integrate into society   Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 17, 2023: The Authority of Social more

Abu Dhabi Terminals Celebrates Milestone Achievements - Recording 10 million Man Hours without LTI ...…

Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2023- Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced that it has set a record by exceeding 10 million man-hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) and by handling 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) containers. These achievements represent major milestones for ADT since inception. Recording more than 10 million man-hours without LTI is rare across the industry and reflects more

UAE reiterates support for joint efforts to ensure economic & social stability of Arab people…

Arab League Economic & Social Council meeting takes place in Riyadh ahead of 32nd Arab Summit Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2023: H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, led the UAE delegation at the Arab League Economic and Social Council meeting, which took place yesterday May 15, 2023, in Riyadh, KSA, ahead of the 32nd Arab League Summit scheduled to be held on May 19. H.E. Bin more

Abu Dhabi First City in the Region to Complete Assessment of Ecosystems as per IUCN's Standards…

Abu Dhabi, 16 May 2023: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has successfully completed its assessment of Abu Dhabi’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The Abu Dhabi Red List of Ecosystems, part of EAD’s Abu Dhabi Assessment Project, is the first such assessment of ecosystems in the region.  Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, EAD’s Secretary General, said: more

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