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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince approves disbursement of second package of housing benefits in 2024 to Abu Dhabi citizens

ABU DHABI, 13th June, 2024 -- Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has approved the disbursement of the second housing and benefits package in 2024 to citizens of Abu Dhabi. These benefits, which are valued at AED3.309 billion, have been distributed among 2,015 citizens across the emirate. The housing benefits package includes housing loans totalling more than AED3.046 billion in value and aiding 1,766 citizens, including 782 loans to purchase residential units in Balghaiylam residential project. Additionally, senior citizens, retirees with low incomes, and the families of deceased citizens have been exempted from housing ......read more

AD Ports Group and Red Sea Port Authority Sign Three Concession Agreements to Strengthen Egypt's Cruise Tourism Sector at Safaga, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh Ports

AD Ports Group also Initialled two other Concession Agreements with the General Authority of the Suez Canal Economic Zone for Ro-Ro and Cruise Terminals in Sokhna Port Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 June 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX:ADPORTS), a leading global facilitator of logistics, industry and trade today signed a definitive concession agreement with the Red Sea Ports Authority (RSPA) to develop, operate and manage three cruise terminals at Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh ports. AD Ports Group's total investment of USD 4.7 million over the next 15 years will cover management and operations of the three cruise terminals - expected to be operational in 2025 - to provide new services, improve access for cruise operators and add new itineraries through the Group's cruise terminal network in the red sea. This agreement further ......read more

EDGE Signs Two MoU Agreements with Cummins Arabia

EDGE Group entity, AL TAIF, will seek to collaborate with Cummins Arabia on various marketing, sales, maintenance, and servicing activities of Cummins engines, parts, and other products, including rugged mobile power (RMP) products. Abu Dhabi, UAE: 12 June, 2024 – EDGE Group entity, AL TAIF, the UAE’s leading military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider of comprehensive lifecycle support for land platforms, heavy utility vehicles and ground support equipment to the UAE Armed Forces, has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with Cummins Arabia, part of Cummins Inc., a power solutions leader that pioneers new technologies with a broad portfolio ranging from engines to generators. As per the first MoU, the two companies will collaborate to support the sales, maintenance and servicing ......read more

Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali, And South Sudan

Latest Hunger Hotspots report urges immediate action to prevent famine and warns of La Niña-linked climate extremes ROME – Acute food insecurity is set to increase in magnitude and severity in 18 hunger “Hotspots”, a new United Nations early warning report has revealed today. The report spotlights the urgent need of assistance to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan, and further deterioration in the devastating hunger crises in Haiti, Mali, and South Sudan. It also warns of the lingering impact of El Niño and the looming threat of La Niña that risks bringing further climate extremes that could upend lives and livelihoods. The report found that many hotspots face growing hunger crises and highlights the worrying multiplier effect that simultaneous and overlapping shocks are having on acute ......read more

Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa

Pretoria, 5 June 2024 - More than 30 million people across Southern Africa have been affected by a severe drought. Millions could be pushed into acute hunger unless support is urgently mobilized to scale before the next lean season, warn the United Nations (UN) and partners. The joint call was made today by the UN, NGOs, regional and national authorities, humanitarian and development partners during a briefing on the emergency in Southern Africa, held in Pretoria, South Africa, to highlight the severe impacts of El Niño and the climate-driven crisis. This joint call follows the recent extraordinary summit by The Southern African Development Community (SADC) that saw the launch of a regional appeal in May seeking $5.5 billion to provide urgent lifesaving assistance, to help with recovery and long-term climate ......read more

Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim received HE Al Zeyoudi as the UAE and Malaysia seek deeper trade and investment ties

UAE-Malaysia non-oil bilateral trade totaled US $4.7 billion in 2023. HE Al Zeyoudi: “Malaysia is a highly valued and long-standing trade and investment partner for the UAE. Both nations recognize the developmental importance of open, rules-based trade and are committed to ensuring our private sectors are able to maximize the opportunities available in each other’s economies” Putrajaya, Malaysia – 4th June, 2024:  His Excellency Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, received His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, on a visit to the country designed to deepen trade and investment ties between the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. HE Dr Thani also held talks with His Excellency Zafrul Aziz, Malaysia’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, ......read more

Economic Integration Committee reviews progress of National Registry, discusses UAE's endeavours in enhancing trademark protection

Bin Touq: The UAE has made significant progress in creating a favourable economic legislative environment. The Committee plays a significant role in bolstering the UAE's vision to shift towards a new economic model. Abu Dhabi, 4 June 2024: The Economic Integration Committee held its third meeting of 2024 under the chairmanship of H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, and with the presence and membership of H.E. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade. The meeting was attended by representatives of local economic development departments from all emirates. The Committee reviewed the progress on the implementation of its previous meeting's agenda in March, discussing several important topics. One key area of focus was the significance of bolstering national efforts to enhance trademark ......read more

UAE and Qatar Sign Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Doha, State of Qatar: May 30, 2024 – The UAE and the State of Qatar have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion of income taxes. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Qatari Minister of Finance, in the presence of several officials from both sides. This took place on the sidelines of the 121st meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee. Commenting on the agreement signing, His Excellency Mohamed Al Hussaini underscored the agreement’s transformative potential, stating that it will not only enhance financial, economic, and investment partnerships between the UAE and Qatar, but also bolster coordination and cooperation in tax matters, open up new ......read more

UAE Health Minister takes part in the 77th World Health Assembly & 60th Ordinary Session of the Council of Arab Health Ministers

UAE recognizes and values the World Health Assembly's commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030. 60th Ordinary Session aimed to enhance coordination and cooperation in health sectors among Arab nations. Al Owais: UAE takes a proactive role in shaping both regional and global health policies. Geneva May 29th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has participated in the 77th World Health Assembly and the 60th Ordinary Session of the Council of Arab Health Ministers, both held in Geneva. The World Health Assembly meeting, attended by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, discussed many global health challenges and explored ways to exchange experiences among countries to strengthen health systems and achieve the ......read more

Third Make it in the Emirates Forum and exhibition kicks off with participation of leading companies and experts

Forum takes place over two days under the theme ‘Invest. Innovate. Grow.’ Event organized by Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber •     We continue to work towards realizing the goals and vision set out by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, to boost the industrial sector. •     We highly appreciate the support of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Presidential Court, as well as his directives to focus on developing strategies to advance the ......read more

H.E. Bin Touq meets with the Mayor of New York City to explore strengthening of cooperation in new & sustainable economic sectors

Meeting takes place on the sidelines of H.E.’s official visit to the United States of America Abu Dhabi, 23 May 2024: H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, held a meeting with Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City, on the sidelines of his official visit to the United States. The meeting explored the strengthening of economic collaboration in areas of shared interest, particularly the new economy, fintech, clean energy, green economy, entrepreneurship, tourism, transportation, and circular economy. H.E. said that the UAE and the USA enjoy robust and advanced strategic ties across various domains, particularly in the economic and investment sectors. He attributed this to the directives and vision of both leaderships and highlighted the two countries’ shared aspirations to embrace innovative and ......read more

WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Related Hunger

Shot: 9-21May2024 Afghanistan, Zambia, Italy, DRCongo TRT: 4:00 :00-:26 Afghanistan Floods: Children pulled from floods Unusually high rainfall, after a dry winter which has left the ground too hard to absorb water, led to massive floods that started in March this year. This was further compounded by unseasonably warm temperatures that melted snowpack cover into rivers, sweeping through entire villages, burying them under mud. Research conducted by WFP across the country shows increasingly erratic weather patterns exacerbated by the worsening climate crisis will significantly impact the ability of communities to feed themselves.   Shot: 10May24 Baghlan, Afghanistan :26-1:03 Afghanistan Floods: Digging out from the floods. Communities like Laqaiha dig out from the floods that struck northeast Afghanistan in ......read more

Day one of International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) Abu Dhabi 2024 concludes at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 21 May 2024: Under the patronage of Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, day one of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR) has concluded at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi. Organized by the ADNEC Group in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, and in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Police and academic partnership with Rabdan Academy, this year’s exhibition is held under the theme of “Accelerating Transformation in National Security Ecosystem”. Visitors on day one of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024 witnessed innovative technologies and insightful discussions at eight features in addition to the Take Down live demonstration in the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony consisted of a live presentation named ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to ban single-use Styrofoam products from 1 June

Abu Dhabi, 21 May 2024: As part of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s (EAD) Single-Use Plastic Policy which was launched in 2020, a ban on a series of Styrofoam products in the emirate will become effective from 1 June 2024. Styrofoam is a type of plastic called expanded polystyrene and it has a range of uses. As part of the ban, Abu Dhabi, is targeting avoidable, single-use consumer products. Specifically, the banned products comprise cups, lids, plates and beverage containers (including their caps and lids) made of expanded polystyrene. In addition, food container receptacles for products that are intended for immediate consumption, either on the spot or for takeaway, or containers that have a product that is typically consumed from the receptacle and is ready to be consumed without any further preparation such as ......read more

ATERMES announces new regional HQ in UAE alongside launch of next-generation surveillance system at ISNR Abu Dhabi

French high-tech equipment specialist has reaffirmed its commitment to customers and industries across the Middle East Regional office in the UAE will expand operational presence; accommodate growing demands across defence, security, aeronautics, space and telecommunications ISNR Abu Dhabi set to be a ‘groundbreaking moment’ for all interested in world-class surveillance technology with the launch of SURICATE Dubai, UAE – 20 May 2024: ATERMES, the French high-tech equipment specialist, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting customers and industries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)– making a series of announcements sure to ignite attention and curiosity across the defence, security, aeronautics, space, and telecommunications sectors. Having served regional clients and contractors ......read more

Noatum Launches Maritime Services in Türkiye

New Office Strengthens Noatum's Integrated Maritime Agency Services across the Mediterranean Region Madrid, Spain/Istanbul, Türkiye – 17 May 2024: Noatum, a leading multinational provider of integrated port operations, maritime, and logistics services, and an AD Ports Group company, announced the inaugural launch of Noatum Maritime's office in Türkiye. Launch of the new office, to be led by Noatum Maritime, a core business unit of Noatum, will serve as an important step towards broadening the company's reach in key regional markets with focus on strengthening its comprehensive maritime agency services in the Mediterranean region. In addition, Noatum Maritime's entry into Türkiye's market is aligned with AD Ports Group's vision for international expansion and presence across major global markets and ......read more

AD Ports Group Signs MoU to Explore Development & Operation of Multi-Purpose Port in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 May 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics and industry, today signed a MoU with the Chittagong Port Authority to explore the future development and operation of the Multi-Purpose Port in Chittagong Port and other ancillary opportunities in Bangladesh. The MoU was signed in presence of H.E. Abdulla AlHmoudi, UAE Ambassador, Head of the UAE Mission to Bangladesh and Mr. Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, MP, Honourable Minister of State, Mr. Md. Mostafa Kamal, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Shipping – Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, by Rear Admiral Mohammad Sohail, Chairman, Chittagong Port Authority and Ahmed Al Mutawa, Regional CEO, AD Ports Group. Rear Admiral Mohammad Sohail, Chairman, Chittagong Port Authority, said: "The ......read more

Family Development Foundation launches “Kindness and Mercy” campaign to raise awareness about concept of marriage

Al Rumaithi: We embody the principles of the ‘Mother of the Nation’ with unwavering commitment, sincerity, and sense of responsibility. This is demonstrated by the launch of our social media campaign, “Kindness and Mercy.” Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2024: Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, ‘Mother of the Nation’, the Family Development Foundation (FDF) hosted the third edition of its Social Media Platform. This event marked the launch of the “Kindness and Mercy” social and media campaign at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The “Kindness and Mercy” campaign is a testament to the vision and ......read more

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan honours winners of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation awards in partnership with L'ÉCOLE Middle East, School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van C

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan: Our wise leadership always seeks to support and sponsor creatives in all fields. Abu Dhabi, 13 May 2024: His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that our wise leadership, represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, is keen on supporting creativity and creators in all fields. This affirms the belief that progress, and prosperity are not complete without innovative ideas and creative visions. As such, the UAE always seeks to nurture talent in all fields. This came after His Excellency honoured the 2023 ADMAF Awards winners in the fields of jewellery design, fine arts, performing arts, and sustainable design with educational partners L'ÉCOLE Middle East, School of Jewelry Arts supported by ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Meets with Government Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority of Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 May 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) welcomed an official delegation from the Government Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (EXPRO), at the ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, participants discussed ways for the UAE Ministry of Finance to share its experience in launching the Digital Procurement Platform, the framework agreements concluded, the diversity of service providers, and the exclusive benefits offered to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. His Excellency Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Finance, Her Excellency Mariam Mohamed Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the Government Financial Management Sector, Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Issues a Decree On the Air Quality System in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 10th May 2024: His Highness 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), today issued Decree No. (2) of 2024 regarding the air quality system in Abu Dhabi, which aims to preserve the environment, improve ambient air quality, reduce air pollutants emitted from stationary and mobile sources, and control noise levels within permissible limits in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The provisions of the air quality system apply to all projects and establishments operating in Abu Dhabi, and their work requires obtaining an environmental licence from EAD to protect the ambient air. The Agency will prepare the executive decisions, practice guides, and the necessary guidelines to implement the provisions of this ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Establishes Framework to Enable Sustainable Public-Private Partnerships

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 08 May 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance is committed to enhancing public-private partnerships and recognises the significant role that such collaboration plays in the socio-economic development of the UAE. It also enhances sustainable economic development and achieves comprehensive prosperity for all members of society. Global experiences have shown that partnership contracts with the private sector work to increase efficiency and effectiveness, improve the level and quality of services, reduce costs, and optimally utilise resources through innovation, enhancing competitiveness, stimulating the economy, and safeguarding individuals' interests. The UAE Ministry of Finance strives to develop and manage integrated and effective strategies and works to enhance cooperation and dialogue between the ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Meets with IMF Article IV Consultation Mission

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 07 May 2024 – His Excellency Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Finance, today met with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV consultation mission, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was attended by Ali Abdullah Sharafi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for International Financial Relations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, and Thuraiya Hamid Alhashmi, Director of International Financial Relations and Organisations at the UAE Ministry of Finance, alongside several officials and specialists from both parties. During the meeting, part of the IMF’s annual Article IV consultations, the participants discussed the UAE’s economic and financial developments and policies. His Excellency Younis Al Khoori welcomed the IMF staff mission and ......read more

EDGE Group and the São Paulo State Government Sign Comprehensive Partnership Agreement

Major programme covers collaboration across several sectors, and incudes the official launch of a major public security project in São Paulo Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / São Paulo, Brazil, 3 May, 2024: EDGE Group, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, continues to reinforce its commitment as a valued partner to the strategically important Brazilian market by joining forces with the São Paulo State Government on a comprehensive partnership which will see both parties collaborate across several sectors in São Paulo. The Term of Opening of a project for the establishment of an Agreement and Work Plan was signed by the Secretary of Public Security of São Paulo, Guilherme Muraro Derrite, and Hamad Al Marar, Managing Director & CEO of EDGE Group. An important element of ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Participated in 2024 IsDB Group Annual Meetings

Celebrating the Golden Jubilee, which marks 50 years since the Bank's establishment. Riyadh, KSA: 30 April 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance participated in the 2024 Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Annual Meetings held from 27 to 30 April 2024 in Riyadh, KSA. This year's annual meetings coincided with the Golden Jubilee of IsDB, marking the Bank's 50th anniversary since its establishment. The Board of Governors and General Assemblies are the IsDB Group's highest decision-making bodies. The annual meetings, held under the theme 'Cherishing our Past Charting our Future: Originality, Solidarity and Prosperity', brought together delegations from member countries, in addition to observers from international and regional organisations, to discuss development issues and institutional matters. His ......read more

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Assesses Microplastic Levels in Abu Dhabi's Marine Environment

Abu Dhabi, 30th April 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) announced a landmark partnership to address the growing global challenge of microplastic pollution in the Abu Dhabi marine environment. This pioneering study, the first of its kind in the emirate, marks a crucial step in understanding and mitigating the impacts of microplastic contamination on our marine ecosystems. This collaboration, which started in 2022 and will continue until 2025, brings together EAD's scientific marine expertise and research capabilities with QCC's state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and analysis proficiency. This synergy aims to conduct a comprehensive assessment of microplastic levels, providing invaluable insights into the health of our marine environment. The ......read more

Kuwaiti Prime Minister receives HE Al Zeyoudi during 'UAE Companies Investment Meet' to enhance bilateral trade and investment ties

‘UAE Companies Investment Meet’, organized by the UAE Embassy in Kuwait under the patronage of the Prime Minister, witnessed the participation of 20 leading Emirati companies. UAE ranks as Kuwait’s 3rd largest investment partner globally with a value of AED3.3 billion, while Kuwait is the UAE’s 10th largest with AED13.2 billion invested. HE Al Zeyoudi: “UAE Companies Investment Meet in Kuwait provides the ideal platform to build on growing momentum in UAE-Kuwait trade and investment ties and develop more mutually beneficial opportunities for our private sector.” HE Al Jawaan: “Events such as this one will restore the historic role of the private sector in both Kuwait and the UAE as a strong bridge that connect the two brotherly peoples.” Kuwait, April 29, 2024: His Highness ......read more

UAE and Kenya sign investment memorandum to develop mining and technology sectors

ADQ announces finance and investment agreement with Kenya worth up to US$ 500 million Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April 2024 – The Ministry of Investment of the UAE and the Ministry of Finance and National Treasury of the Republic of Kenya have signed an investment memorandum, setting the stage for investment collaboration in mining and technology sectors. Simultaneously, ADQ, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, announced a finance framework agreement with Kenya’s ministry, facilitating investments in priority sectors of the Kenyan economy, with a potential investment sum of up to US$ 500 million. Kenya’s mining sector boasts significant growth potential owing to its abundant reserves of gold, copper, ilmenite, tantalum, and various non-metallic minerals. The advancement of this industry can substantially ......read more

Ministry of Economy organizes ‘National Forum for SMEs - Government Procurement' forum to help maximize Emirati entrepreneurs' benefit from government tenders

H.E. Bin Touq: The initiative embodies the UAE's vision to empower Emirati entrepreneurs to shape the future & enhance their role in the national economic growth Abu Dhabi, 24 April 2024: The Ministry of Economy (MoEc) organized a forum titled ‘National Forum for SMEs - Government Procurement’ to help Emirati entrepreneurs maximize their benefit from tenders and contracts offered by federal entities and local companies. The forum was held with an aim to enhance their chances of winning these contracts, raise awareness on the importance of government procurement, and highlight its crucial role in boosting the national economy. The event, which was attended by H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, saw the participation of over 80 federal entities, local companies, and a large number of Emirati ......read more

Ministry of Finance's Federal Suppliers Register Enhances Government Procurement

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 22 April 2024 – Since 2007, the UAE Ministry of Finance has played a pivotal role in federal procurement. The introduction of the Digital Procurement Platform in 2021 has radically changed the procurement experience for federal entities and suppliers, aiming to align purchasing policies with the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025. Over the past few years, the platform has significantly contributed to connecting federal entities with suppliers, facilitating communication through an integrated network that enhances the transparency of purchasing operations conducted by federal entities. This results from integrating the best technological and commercial practices, hence increasing the importance of the Federal Suppliers Register within the Digital Procurement Platform that connects government entities with ......read more

Ministry of Finance Launches Digital Public Consultation on Potential Implementation of R&D Tax Incentive

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 19 April 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance today announced the launch of a digital public consultation to gather the views of relevant stakeholders on the potential implementation of a Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive under the UAE Corporate Tax law. The consultation will be open from 19 April to 14 May 2024, and accessible via the Ministry’s website and the UAE’s Government portal. The digital public consultation reflects the Ministry’s belief in the importance of consulting with all stakeholders including businesses operating in the UAE, advisors, service providers, institutions and investors. The purpose of the consultation is to understand the scope of potential R&D activities undertaken by businesses and corporations in the UAE, what activities an R&D Tax ......read more

World Future Energy Summit Opens with Collective Call for Collaboration on ‘Pathway to 1.5°C'

Her Highness Sheikh Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, president and CEO of the UAE’s Independent Climate Change Accelerators, warns “action cannot take place if we work in silos” IRENA’s latest capacity data shows the world is falling short of 1,100GW annual renewable power requirement, despite 2023 marking the largest surge of renewable power generation to date Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2024: With tempestuous Gulf rains acting as a timely reminder of the need for urgent climate action, the 16th edition of the World Future Energy Summit, hosted by Masdar, opened in Abu Dhabi today with calls for collaborative action to ensure average global temperatures do not exceed that of preindustrial times by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.   Delivering a keynote speech to open the three-day event at ......read more

MEDIA ALERT: MBZUAI presents innovative research at World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2024

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2024: Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) will highlight a range of AI innovations at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) from today, a global event focusing on green energy and sustainable innovation, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until April 18.   Participating MBZUAI faculty members will demonstrate three major areas of sustainability research currently being investigated at the university, including new innovations for smart grids, malaria control, and urban heat island detection and mitigation, in addition to delivering keynote presentations and participating in panel discussions. At its booth in the Innovation Zone (Hall 5 – Stand 5250) at WFES, MBZUAI will deploy interactive research portals and an AI Face Interactive ......read more

Abdullah bin Zayed chairs ADFD's Executive Committee meeting

Abu Dhabi, April 6, 2024 – The Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) held its first meeting for the year 2024, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Chairman of the ADFD’s Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Executive Committee. The virtual meeting was attended by Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State; His Excellency Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State; His Excellency Fares Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Advisor to the Presidential Court, the Executive Committee members and His Excellency Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. Several topics were discussed during the meeting, including project funding requests in developing countries, and major decisions were taken. His ......read more

42 Abu Dhabi Opens Applications for its May 2024 Intake to Aspiring Coders in the UAE

The upcoming intense coding boot camp ‘Piscine’ will kick off on 29th of April The school leverages its lucrative partner network to offer internships and job opportunities to students Since its launch, 42 Abu Dhabi has enrolled 758 students, including 213 UAE national students Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 April 2024: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, has opened applications for candidates to register and join its upcoming intense coding boot camp called ‘Piscine’, which will be held on the 29h of April. Students who succeed in the Piscine will join the school and become part of Generation 42 Abu Dhabi to elevate their coding skills and play a key role in driving the Emirate’s digital ......read more

EasyLease Expands into Railways and Smart Mobility with 60% Acquisition of United Trans, Reinforcing Regional Mobility Leadership and Expanding Service Portfolio for Mega Projects

Strategic majority acquisition expands EasyLease portfolio in a move reflecting the company’s growth plans as well as its objective to deliver exceptional customer value. Abu Dhabi, 03 April 2024: EasyLease, (ADX: EASY LEASE), a leading provider of integrated mobility solutions and a subsidiary of the International Holding Company (IHC), has acquired a 60% stake in United Trans, a leading rail and transportation technology solutions provider and a subsidiary of Alserkal Group of Companies. The strategic move marks a major step forward in EasyLease's commitment to expand its capabilities and presence across the regional mobility sector. Established in 2008, United Trans has been at the forefront of transforming the regional transport spectrum through its technology-enabled mobility solutions in transportation ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Plants 10 Mangrove Trees for Each COP28 Visitor As Part Of The Ghars Al Emarat Initiative

850,000 mangrove trees were planted along Abu Dhabi Emirate’s coastal areas using innovative methods, including drones. The planted mangrove trees will help absorb 170 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere annually. Abu Dhabi, 1st April 2024: As part of the Ghars Al Emarat (UAE Planting) initiative to plant 10 mangroves for each visitor to COP28, which was held from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at Expo City Dubai, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced that it has planted 850,000 mangrove trees along Abu Dhabi’s coastal areas. The mangrove trees were planted in locations that offered the most suitable environments for growth, such as Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve, Al Mirfa city, and Jubail Island, and will help absorb 170 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere annually. The Agency ......read more

Etihad Rail signs agreement for waste management services with BEEAH Group

The agreement supports Etihad Rail’s compliance with Federal Law on Integrated Waste Management The agreement supports Etihad Rail’s commitment to protecting public health, preserving the environment, and promoting sustainable practices [Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, 28 March 2024]: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, announced an agreement for waste management services with BEEAH Tandeef, a subsidiary of BEEAH Group, a leading provider of sustainability solutions in the Middle East. The agreement will ensure that various forms of waste at Etihad Rail’s sites are managed effectively, safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. BEEAH Tandeef will also provide a clear framework for waste treatment in accordance with contractual obligations, in addition to ......read more

The Secretariat General of the Arab League and the Council of Arab Environment Ministers Name Abu Dhabi Arab Environment Capital of 2023

Abu Dhabi, 26th March 2024: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), expressed his pride at Abu Dhabi being named Capital of the Arab Environment 2023, noting that the emirate’s achievements in the field of environmental protection and climate action is the result of the wise vision and directives of the UAE leadership, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. “Abu Dhabi is a pioneering leader in sustainability, in full alignment with the UAE's vision and commitment to fostering a sustainable and prosperous future. This was reaffirmed by the announcement of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that 2024 is the “Year of Sustainability” ......read more

ne'ma Launches ‘Count Your ne'ma' Ramadan Campaign

Community-focused campaign spotlights food waste during the holy month Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – March 18, 2024—ne’ma, the UAE National Food Loss and Waste Initiative announced the launch of its nationwide Ramadan campaign, "Count Your ne’ ma", which aims to raise awareness and encourage actionable steps to reduce food loss and waste during the holy month. According to ne’ma’s recent National Household Survey, 85% of participants recognise food waste as a crucial national issue. ne’ma the National Food Loss and Waste initiative- a partnership between Emirates Foundation and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, aims to inspire individuals to be more considerate and mindful when it comes to food consumption, emphasizing the importance of reducing waste and ......read more

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SLC conducts Cybercrimes and Digital Investigations workshop…

15 May 2024- The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) conducted an awareness workshop titled ‘Cybercrimes and Digital Investigations’. The workshop was designed to disseminate legal and legislative knowledge among government employees. A large number of attendees from various government entities in Dubai participated in the workshop, which was delivered ......read more

Family Development Foundation launches fourth edition of Social Responsibility Ambassadors service…

Abu Dhabi, April 25, 2024: The Family Development Foundation (FDF) launched the fourth edition of Social Responsibility Ambassadors service as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance family well-being through various services and events. The program is primarily designed to improve the cognitive, emotional and social skills of individuals within the community. Amal Azzam, Social expert at the ......read more

Statement by H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi SLC Secretary General on World Intellectual ...…

25 April 2024: “Ensuring the protection of intellectual property is a crucial factor in fostering innovation, inspiring human creativity, advancing research and development, and bolstering the foundations of a knowledge-based economy. In this context, World Intellectual Property Day serves as a significant occasion to emphasise the importance of providing all means of support and motivation ......read more

Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Brighton College Al Ain Donate 954 IT Devices in Support of ‘Donate ...…

The DYOD initiative by The Digital School ensures improved access to education for underprivileged pupils and environmental sustainability Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 19th March 2024: With a generous donation of 954 IT devices, Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Brighton College Al Ain are thrilled to announce their participation in the Donate Your Own Device (DYOD) campaign ......read more

The second edition of the 'Industrialists' Career Exhibition' for Industrial and Advanced ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE. 14 March 2024 – The second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition, hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and ADNOC, is set to take place from April 22-23 at the Abu Dhabi Energy Center, In Abu Dhabi. The event is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council ......read more

AD Ports Group Welcomes Iraqi Delegation to Discuss Strategic Transport and Logistics Projects…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 March 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading global facilitator of logistics, industry and trade, today welcomed an esteemed Iraqi delegation headed by His Excellency Mr. Razzaq Muhaibas Al-Saadawi, Iraq’s Minister of Transport, alongside key figures and leaders in business, investment and development sectors. The focus was on a number of projects pivotal ......read more

Old Doha Port Joins the Dubai International Boat Show for the Second Year in a Row and Enters into ...…

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 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Chamber New Study: Abu Dhabi Witnesses a 67% Annual Increase in the Number of AI Company ...…

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

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