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Old Doha Port Joins the Dubai International Boat Show for the Second Year in a Row and Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi to Promote Maritime Tourism

Doha, Qatar, 05 March 2024: In its second consecutive year of participation at the Dubai International Boat Show, among a distinguished assembly of ports and official bodies, Old Doha Port has forged a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement with Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. This initiative aims to bolster maritime tourism and excursions through a series of unique offers and benefits under a mutual advantages program for members of both marinas, ensuring an unparalleled experience for yacht owners and maritime enthusiasts. Marina members at Old Doha Port, the region's latest maritime tourist destination and Qatar's nautical gateway for visiting yachts and large cruise ships. Together with Yas Marina members, are now entitled to a week of complimentary docking every three months at both marinas, effective as of yesterday. ......read more

Abu Dhabi Chamber New Study: Abu Dhabi Witnesses a 67% Annual Increase in the Number of AI Company Registrations from 2021 and 2023

Abu Dhabi eagerly anticipates harnessing the benefits of utilizing AI systems and applications, with a focus on serving humanity and promoting sustainable development.  The Abu Dhabi Chamber emphasizes investing in AI to position the Emirate as a leading choice for doing business in the MENA region. 28 February 2024, Abu Dhabi - UAE: A new study developed by the Business & Economics Intelligence Sector at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that the number of AI companies registered in Abu Dhabi grew at a compound annual rate of 67% between 2021 and 2023. The substantial increase in the registration of companies further bolsters Abu Dhabi’s position as a prominent global player in the AI industry. The research sheds light on Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to maximize the benefits of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority Launches Its Parent-friendly Label Program for a Third Cycle

The application window is open from February 27 to September 2, 2024 Organizations in the private sector, semi-government and third sector are eligible to apply to earn the Parent-friendly Label. It is free to apply and every applicant, regardless of the outcome, receives a feedback report with areas of strength and areas of improvement. Abu Dhabi, February 26, 2024: The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA), in line with the UAE leadership’s vision and its commitment to early childhood development, has launched its Parent-friendly Label program for a third cycle and is now accepting applications for organizations to earn the Label. The program, which first launched in 2021, invites semi-government, private, and third-sector organizations, who have been operating for at least two years in the UAE, to apply ......read more

Ministry of Finance announces the issuance of a federal decree-law concerning federal properties

Key points of the law: • Continuing the development of the legislative environment in the field of inventorying and managing government properties • Organising federal government assets within and outside the state • Efficiently managing and developing the financial resources of the federal government • Establishing an innovative electronic platform for registering federal real estate properties   United Arab Emirates - 19 February 2024: The Ministry of Finance in the UAE announced the issuance of federal decree-law number (35) concerning federal properties for the year 2023. The law aims to further develop the legislative environment in inventorying and managing government properties. The law's application scope includes organising all federal properties, whether real estate assets or ......read more

Guinea's Round Table of Donors in Dubai: A Testament to Global Confidence in Guinea's Development Vision

Dubai, February 14th, 2024 – The Republic of Guinea is poised to make a significant leap towards achieving its ambitious development goals with the upcoming Round Table of Donors (RTD) event, scheduled for February 15-16, 2024, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Dubai Hotel. Organised by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, this event has already garnered an overwhelming response from the international community, reflecting global confidence in Guinea's potential and strategic development vision. Her Excellency Ms. Rose Pola Pricemou, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, expressed her enthusiasm about the unprecedented international interest in Guinea's development agenda. "The enthusiastic participation from sovereign funds, development banks, financial institutions, and governments ......read more

SKEA signs MoU with Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program

14 February 2024, Abu Dhabi - UAE: At the World Governments Summit 2024 in Dubai, UAE, under the theme of 'Shaping Future Government’, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) program, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program. His Excellency Ahmed Khalifa Al Qubaisi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, signed the MoU on behalf of SKEA, whereas His Excellency Ibrahim Salman, General Coordinator of the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, signed the document on behalf of his organization with the attendance of His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.   According to the MoU, both sides will collaborate to establish an effective ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development takes center stage at World Government Summit as strategic partner

Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi highlights the summit's role in shaping proactive plans for governments to adapt to global advancements and economic changes Abu Dhabi, February 14, 2024  – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the World Government Summit in Dubai as a strategic partner. The three-day event, which took place from February 12 to 14 under the theme of “Shaping Future Governments”, served as a global platform uniting government leaders, thinkers, experts, and decision-makers to exchange insights, anticipate the future, and leverage innovation and technology for the advancement of humanity and development of diverse sectors. His Excellency Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, emphasized the Fund's ongoing commitment as a strategic partner in the World Government Summit and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Chamber's sectoral working groups discuss over 85 issues to develop the private sector in 2023

Ahmed Khalifa Al Qubaisi: ‘The ADCCI’s sectoral working groups are committed to continuing their efforts to align with the aspirations and developments of the private sector. They discuss solutions to the most prominent challenges facing the sector to implement best practices and work to submit recommendations and propose appropriate policies in cooperation with the relevant government agencies.’ Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 February 2024: Last year, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) organized more than 84 meetings, convening its sectoral working groups to discuss approximately 85 topics. These discussions related to the Chamber’s efforts to provide an ideal environment that enables private sector companies to realize their full potential. The objective is to support growth and prosperity ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance says OECD's rating of Free Zone Corporate Tax regime will enhance UAE's Global Competitiveness

Mohamed Al Hussaini: The OECD’s ‘Forum on Harmful Tax Practices’ report confirms the international tax community’s confidence in the UAE’s world-class corporate tax system and provides certainty to investors. Designating the UAE’s Free Zone Corporate Tax regime as ‘non-harmful’ will enhance the nation’s global competitiveness and help attract foreign investment and skilled talent. Abu Dhabi, UAE: February 10, 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance said the latest review by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on preferential tax regimes has officially recognised the United Arab Emirates Free Zone Corporate Tax (CT) regime as ‘non-harmful’, underscoring the UAE’s robust tax legislation and its alignment with international ......read more

As Part Of Collaborative Efforts To Promote Legislative Culture Among Legal Professionals

Supreme Legislation Committee and Dubai Judicial Institute release ‘Administrative Penalties for Criminal Offences’ book 9 February 2024: The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), in collaboration with the Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), unveiled a new book titled ‘Administrative Penalties for Criminal Offences’. The publication, authored by Ameena Al Fadala, a senior legal officer and head of the Health and Public Safety Legislation Division at the SLC, was released at a special event held at the SLC premises. The launch of this book is part of the ongoing endeavours of the SLC and the DJI to enhance legislative awareness among legal professionals, concerned work teams, and other stakeholders. The book delves into a relatively new concept within local and regional legislative ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Modon Properties Introduce Region's First Smog-Free Tower for a Cleaner Future

The project is part of the MoU signed between EAD and Modon   Abu Dhabi, 8th February 2024: As part of its efforts to maintain air quality and reduce the effects of climate change, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with Modon Properties, inaugurated the region’s first smog-free tower at Hudayriat Island. The new air purification tower is an urban innovation designed to enhance air quality in the area and provide an inspirational experience of a clean and green future.   The inauguration was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Al Bowardi, EAD’s Vice Chairman and Chairman of EAD’s Executive Committee, H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of EAD and H.E Dr. Shaikha Al Dhaheri, ......read more

Gulf Biopolymers Industries to Produce Biodegradable PLA in KEZAD

30,000 mt GBI facility on 135,000 sqm in KEZAD to be first unique producer of bio-based, sustainable polymer in and the Middle East Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 February 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones announced that it has welcomed Gulf Biopolymers Industries Ltd. (GBI) to the KEZAD ecosystem. The GBI facility will be the first unique producer of biomass-based, recyclable and biodegradable polymer in the Middle East. GBI's commitment to sustainability and innovative technology in manufacturing Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and its additional upstream products resonate with KEZAD's vision of promoting eco-friendly and technologically advanced business environments. GBI's state-of-the-art facility across 135,000 sqm in KEZAD, with a ......read more

Under the patronage and attendance of Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 25th edition of the Gulf Engineering Forum kicks off in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2024: Under the patronage and attendance of Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Supreme President of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences, the 25th edition of the Gulf Engineering Forum and its accompanying exhibition kicked off today, Wednesday, under the theme "Smart Engineering for Sustainable Future", with the participation of more than 500 participants, to discuss various topics related to future trends in the engineering sector and its role in enhancing the global sustainability system. The hosting of the event in the UAE coincides with the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, of the year 2024 as an extension of the 2023 Year of Sustainability, reflecting the UAE's commitment to ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Celebrates Fruitful Cooperation with 64 Strategic Partners During Its Annual Stakeholders Forum

Abu Dhabi, 7th February 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) yesterday hosted its annual stakeholder forum, celebrating its achievements in the field of environmental preservation while acknowledging its fruitful cooperation with key partners that helped strengthen Abu Dhabi’s global environmental conservation leadership. The forum was attended by Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, alongside a number of dignitaries, and heads of agencies and institutions from 64 government and private entities. During the forum, the Agency launched the Green Partner Mark, a pioneering motivational programme to celebrate government agencies and private companies that support environmental initiatives and programmes. The programme includes the following categories: supporting, implementing and ......read more

UAE and Malaysia Enter Strategic Partnership to Boost Digital Infrastructure Development

His Excellency Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi: “The planned increase in the number of data centres in the country will elevate Malaysia's standing as one of the emerging data hubs in Southeast Asia and provide businesses across various sectors with a robust foundation for digitalisation.” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 January 2024 – The Ministry of Investment of the UAE and the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry of Malaysia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of establishing a framework for investment cooperation in the digital infrastructure sector with a specific emphasis on data centres in Malaysia.  The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, Minister of Investment of the UAE, and His Honorable Tengku Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry ......read more

New Research Reveals Growing Number of Women in Coral Reef Science Across the Gulf States

Though a gender divide persists in the investigation of this vital ecosystem, study reveals a recent regional increase in female authorship. Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 17, 2024: A team of scientists at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) published new findings on the prevalence and perspectives of women conducting coral reef research across the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) spanning the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea. Their research suggests that despite the persistence of a gender divide in publication output and senior authorship position, more women have authored publications in recent years, reflecting a six-fold increase in publications authored by females over the last decade alone. In the paper titled The growing role of women in coral reef research in the Gulf Cooperation Council published ......read more

AD Ports Group and CMA CGM Join Forces with Ecocean to Preserve Marine Biodiversity at Khalifa Port

Part of an ambitious strategy to develop innovative solutions for the preservation of biodiversity and restoration of marine ecosystems at Khalifa Port Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, CMA CGM Group, a global player in maritime, land, air and logistics solutions, and Ecocean, an innovative company serving aquatic biodiversity, have signed a scientific cooperation framework agreement that will see the installation of 48 Biohuts in Khalifa Port. Designed to restore biodiversity and promote marine life in coastal and harbour areas, the Biohut module is a submerged structure that provides a safe and supportive habitat for marine life to thrive. The modules are specially designed to provide a refuge and breeding ground for a variety of ......read more

HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi: UAE's Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements Break New Ground in 2023

- New trade agreements concluded across 2023 spanning four continents – including the first in Africa, Europe and South America - HE Al Zeyoudi: “Trade is now a central component of the UAE’s domestic success. In the past 12 months, it has become a record-setting driver of growth, a pillar of economic policy, a lynchpin of foreign relations and, at the recently concluded COP28, a new front in the battle against climate change.” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 01 January, 2024: HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, says that the UAE’s Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement program has enjoyed exponential growth in 2023, with three deals implemented, two more signed and awaiting implementation, and four agreed – taking the total number of CEPA partners since the launch of the program ......read more

NAHA Introduces Youth Rangers to Environmental Careers with Hands-on Experience

Abu Dhabi, 29 December 2023 – As part of their participation in Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s Murshed Training Programme, 20 young people aged 14-17 assumed the role of ‘youth rangers’ as part of the second cohort of the programme. They spent four days, collecting data and observing the natural habitat surrounding Jubail Mangroves Park, demonstrating their commitment towards environmental ecosystems and leadership in action.   This year, the Murshed – Youth Rangers Programme spanned across five days, providing intensive educational and practical training for beginners. The program enhanced the knowledge of youth in the field of marine biodiversity and spearheaded their active involvement in environmental conservation. Through hands-on experience, youth rangers gained essential skills to ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and ADQ expand Abu Dhabi's coastal and desert ecosystem restoration in collaboration with Dendra

 Partnership underlines EAD’s and ADQ’s commitment to creating positive environmental impact leveraging R&D while modelling biodiversity risk mitigation  First aerial seeding trials in the Al Dhafra Region nurtured native species in an arid ecosystem without the use of irrigation   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the region’s largest environmental regulator and ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, have announced their partnership with Dendra, an international environmental technology company, to leverage advanced seeding drones and AI technologies to assess and restore terrestrial and coastal ecosystems across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.   A set of innovative solutions, based on data and advanced ......read more

Prestigious ‘Nature' Research Journal Showcases Achievements of UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 December, 2023 – The pioneering research and technology achievements of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) are featured in a peer-reviewed article published by the Nature Research journal npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.   Titled “Rethinking water security in a warming climate: rainfall enhancement as an innovative augmentation technique”, the article highlights the fact that rainfall enhancement has historically been overlooked as a key component of sustainability and climate change adaptation strategies, and showcases current progress and future directions for rainfall enhancement applications based on NCM’s operational cloud seeding program and its grant-based international research and development ecosystem under UAEREP.   The UAE’s efforts ......read more

Gaza Grapples with Catastrophic Hunger as New Report Predicts Famine if Conflict Continues

United Arab Emirates – More than one in four households in Gaza currently face extreme hunger, and there is a risk of famine unless access to adequate food, clean water, health and sanitation services is restored, according to a new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released today. IPC is a multi-stakeholder platform that analyses data to determine the severity and magnitude of hunger crises, according to internationally-recognized scientific standards. This latest food security analysis for Gaza, which includes data from the World Food Programme (WFP), other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, confirmed that the entire population of Gaza – roughly 2.2 million people – are in crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity. The IPC report further highlighted that 26 percent of ......read more

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Visits Liwa International Festival (Moreeb Dune 2024)

Abu Dhabi, 14 December 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 visited the Liwa International Festival (Moreeb Dune 2024). The event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, is organised by the Liwa Sports Club in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT-Abu Dhabi), and is underway until 31 December in Al Dhafra region. His Highness toured key venues for cultural, heritage and sporting activities at the festival, and praised the event’s role in promoting the UAE’s sporting and cultural heritage through traditional events including falconry, horse and camel competitions. During the visit, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council Signs MoU with the Jordanian Emirati Businesswomen Council to Enhance Cooperation & Coordination

14 December 2023, Abu Dhabi - UAE: The Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jordanian Emirati Businesswomen Council, with the aim of enhancing coordination and cooperation between the two councils. The MoU aimed to unify efforts supporting the empowerment of women, enhancing their role in sustainable development, supporting their participation in the economic and social development process, and cooperating in launching joint proactive initiatives and activities to enhance women's positive and active contribution to society in a way that supports the objectives of the two councils and is in line with the plans and directions of the UAE. The MoU was signed by Her Excellency Marwa Al Mansoori, ......read more

WFP Warns that Hunger Catastrophe Looms in Conflict-Hit Sudan without Urgent Food Assistance

Parts of war-ravaged Sudan are at a high risk of slipping into catastrophic hunger conditions by next year’s lean season if the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is unable to expand access and regularly deliver food assistance to people trapped in conflict hotspots such as Khartoum, the Darfurs, and the Kordofans, warns the UN food agency today. Sudan – once described as East Africa’s future breadbasket – is facing a deepening hunger crisis as the conflict raging across the country approaches its eighth month. A new food security analysis for Sudan shows the highest levels of hunger ever recorded during the harvest season (October through February), typically a period where more food is available. If there is no significant increase in food assistance by the time the lean season arrives next May, ......read more

Accelerating Global Sustainable Waste Management: LanzaTech and Tadweer explore Transforming Solid Waste into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Feasibility study aims to advance the US and UAE's bilateral partnership for accelerating clean energy by laying the groundwork for bolstering waste management’s role in a circular carbon economy Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 12, 2023 – LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA), the carbon recycling company transforming waste carbon into sustainable raw materials, and Tadweer (Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company), the sole custodian of waste management for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, have joined forces to initiate an integrated Waste-to-Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) feasibility study to scale SAF production from municipal and commercial solid waste.  This is the first major project in LanzaTech and Tadweer’s partnership and forecasts that up to 350,000 tonnes of hard-to-recycle municipal and commercial solid waste ......read more

Hamdan bin Zayed inaugurates Tourist Landmark in Al Dhafra Region, named after Liwa City

8 December 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, has inaugurated a tourist landmark in Al Dhafra Region, named after the city of Liwa. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan and senior officials during the inauguration ceremony, which featured a light show of the UAE flag and images of Liwa International Festival. The 49-tonne metal structure is 50m wide, 23.5m high and designed in line with the highest standards to survive the effects of wind, humidity and earthquakes. His Highness highlighted the significance of such projects in supporting the tourism sector in the region.

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Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council Participates in the 4th Abu Dhabi Family Forum

6 December 2023, Abu Dhabi - UAE: The Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), will partake in the 4th Abu Dhadi Family Forum. The event, organized by the Family Development Foundation (FDF), is under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, “Mother of the Nation”, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and the Honorary Chairperson of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council. The forum, held under the theme Cohesive Family, Sustainable Community, aims to strengthen social responsibility and awareness of government services available for families in the Emirate, with a focus on digital systems. The Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council ......read more

The Federal Geographic Information Center Launches the General Map of the UAE

December 5, 2023, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: As the official reference for geographic information at the federal level and the authoritative body responsible for issuing official maps, the Federal Geographic Information Center proudly announces the launch of the General Map of the United Arab Emirates in both Arabic and English. This milestone symbolizes a commitment to geographical accuracy and national pride. Part of an ongoing series of official maps developed in collaboration with relevant authorities, this initiative underscores the Center's dedication to providing a unified and reliable source of geographic information for the nation. The primary goal is to empower government and private entities with trustworthy official maps, fostering consistency and precision in spatial data utilization. The Center urges all ......read more

Under the Directives of Mohamed bin Zayed, Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Inaugurates Al Wathba Housing Project

Abu Dhabi, 20 November 2023: Under the directives of the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has inaugurated the Al Wathba housing project, as part of the Emirati Neighbourhood initiative, providing 347 new homes to citizens at a cost of AED1.1 billion.   During the inauguration, His Highness was briefed on the project, which has been built in line with the highest international standards. His Highness also reviewed the sustainable design of the homes, which are tailored to meet the needs of citizens, and to enhance their overall wellbeing and quality of life. His Highness emphasised the importance of ensuring high-quality housing for Emiratis in Abu ......read more

Hazza bin Zayed Inaugurates Al Dhafra Solar PV Project

Abu Dhabi, 16 November 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has inaugurated the 2GW Al Dhafra Solar PV project, the world’s largest single-site solar power plant, ahead of the UAE hosting the UN climate change conference (COP28). The project was also inaugurated by Masdar and its partners Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), EDF Renewables and JinkoPower, together with procurer Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC). His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan reaffirmed that the UAE, under the leadership of His HighnessSheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, is proceeding with its strategic plans to enhance its energy ......read more

EDGE Awarded AED 487 Million Contract to Supply Precision Guided Munition Systems to the Ministry of Defence

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 15 November 2023 – EDGE entity, ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, today announced that it has signed an AED 487 million contract to supply RASH 2M and RASH 2H guidance kits for mortars and other in-house designed payloads to the Ministry of Defence. The high-precision guided munition systems used across a wide range of military applications.   Juma Al Kaabi, CEO, ADASI said: “At ADASI, we are continuously strengthening our foundations and building in-house capabilities to deliver advanced products and solutions, through which we aim to empower defence forces, protect lives, and safeguard national interests. This agreement further expands our alliance with the Ministry of Defence, and underscores our drive to leverage advanced technologies to enable a more secure ......read more

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Raises UAE Flag at Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court to Mark Flag Day

Abu Dhabi, 3 November 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 raised the UAE flag at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court on the occasion of Flag Day, marked annually on 3 November.   His Highness emphasised that Flag Day is a treasured national occasion that the UAE celebrates with great pride because it symbolises the UAE’s values of unity and cohesion. His Highness highlighted that the journey of progress established by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan continues towards a bright future thanks to the wisdom of the UAE leadership and its efforts to achieve prosperity for the nation and its people. His Highness reaffirmed that the UAE flag will always be raised high to bear witness to the achievements of the ......read more

Department of Municipalities and Transport Launches Abu Dhabi Real Estate Centre

• Abu Dhabi Real Estate Centre aims to unify real estate services under one umbrella, enhance regulation and support economic growth by increasing contribution to non-oil GDP • The centre will deliver user-friendly services and a seamless experience within the real estate ecosystem by using best practices and embracing cutting-edge technologies • The centre will create new growth opportunities across four areas: strategic planning, promotion, regulation, and transaction management, strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as a global real estate destination    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 November 2023 – The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has officially launched the Abu Dhabi Real Estate Centre (ADREC), which aims to accelerate growth across the real estate ecosystem in the ......read more

UAE and Jordan Sign Agreements to Expand Investment Cooperation in Key Sectors

• The UAE’s Ministry of Investment has identified potential investments worth over US $2 billion for the projects in this partnership   • The agreement aims to strengthen collaboration, particularly in infrastructure and development projects   • The partnership will also extend to other key sectors such as renewable energy, industrial projects, manufacturing, transport, pharmaceuticals and food processing   • ADQ signs a strategic partnership agreement to create a joint investment fund with Jordan Investment Fund to accelerate investments    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2023: The Ministries of Investment of the UAE and Jordan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at creating a framework for investment cooperation in key areas including infrastructure ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Wins Third Place at the Arabia CSR Award

Abu Dhabi, 24 October 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) won the second runner up at the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards, in the category of Large Public Sector institutions, in recognition of its achievements in this field.  This came during the closing ceremony of the 16th cycle of Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Network (ACSN) that was held on October 2nd 2023 with a remarkable participation of entities and institutions.  Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, on this occasion said: “EAD is honoured to have taken third place atthe Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award after competing against 155 entities from 12 different countries. The award crowns EAD’s efforts and continuous work in the field of social ......read more

DCT Abu Dhabi and Microsoft Sign MoU on Generative AI, Cloud Technologies

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 October 2023: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16 October at GITEX Global 2023. The alliance enables innovation in key areas such as generative artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing and brings together both organisations’ capabilities and resources to enhance the tourist and cultural experience in Abu Dhabi. This engagement with Microsoft aligns with DCT Abu Dhabi’s objectives to drive digital transformation within the organisation, redefining the landscape of the culture and tourism industry in the emirate to positively impact visitors and residents. Activities under the MoU will also drive growth, foster innovation and enhance knowledge among DCT Abu Dhabi employees. The MoU spans ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and GGGI Announce Partnership to Accelerate Green Development in Abu Dhabi and UAE

Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) announced their first partnership agreement by signing a memorandum of understanding to enhance green growth efforts in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. Based on the expertise that both parties enjoy in the fields of climate action and green development, this new partnership will enhance efforts aimed at confronting climate change and environment-related challenges in Abu Dhabi and beyond. The MoU aims to establish a framework for cooperation between EAD and the GGGI, on the basis of which projects and programmes that support relevant national plans and strategies in the United Arab Emirates and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can be implemented. In addition, the deal will work to advance national ambitions that ......read more

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits Tarahum - for Gaza Campaign Centre in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 October 2023: His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has visited the Tarahum - for Gaza campaign centre in Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Theyab, accompanied by Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for ‎International Cooperation, Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of Community ‎Development, Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State, and a number of officials, toured the first collection centre at Abu Dhabi Ports Hall in ‎Mina Zayed, which was opened on Sunday 15 October. Other centres will also be opened across the ‎UAE at later dates. During his tour, His Highness met with volunteers at the centre and commended the efforts of community members in donating humanitarian relief packages to provide urgent ......read more

HE Al Owais: The New Entity will Support the Country's Leadership and Competitiveness in Key Sectors Envisioned in UAE Centennial Plan 2071

Dubai October 10th, 2023:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has lauded the decision taken by the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, to establish the UAE Drug Corporation as an official body for the regulation and licencing of medical and pharmaceutical products, health care items, and nutritional supplements. The Minister stressed that the Cabinet’s decision comes in line with the vision and strategy of the UAE’s leadership, which not only seeks to reinforce the country’s leading position in the pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing sector, but also enhance the robustness and sustainability of the health system in the UAE. With the UAE becoming a regional leader in swiftly ......read more

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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 ......read 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 ......read more

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

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 ......read 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 ......read more

In his Capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE President issues Emiri Decree Appointing Chairman of Abu ...…

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. ...read 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; ......read more

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

 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read 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 ......read more

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