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UAE receives highest number of travel awards globally

Between 2015 and 2019 the United Arab Emirates has received more travel awards than any other country around the globe, a research revealed. According to a report from loveholidays, the Arab country received 282 travel awards in that time frame, with 66 of them being given in 2019. Within that figure, 35 awards were in travel, 182 in hospitality, 38 ... Read More »

Non-oil trade between UAE, Japan totalled Dhs481bn from 2009-2019

The total value of non-oil trade between the UAE and Japan reached Dhs481.34bn ($130.8bn) from 2009 to 2019, according to statistics revealed by the Ministry of Economy, official news agency WAM reported. The value of their overall trade in the first half of 2019 reached Dhs26bn, illustrating the growing trade and thriving economic climate between the two countries, a statement ... Read More »

In the zone at Jebel Ali port

With a multi-tier parking facility holding around 27,000 car equivalent units (CEU), Jebel Ali is the biggest port in the Middle East and the 11th largest worldwide. The port has four terminals connecting to more than 150 other ports through 80 weekly services, and its activity accounts for 26.1% of Dubai’s GDP. In 2018, 82% of Dubai’s automotive trade passed ... Read More »

Two teenagers die in New Year road accident in UAE

Two Emirati young men succumbed to fatal injuries they received in an accident late on Wednesday, January 1. The two victims, identified only as Sultan Hamdan and Nawaf Salem, were based in the Azan area in Ras Al Khaimah. The two men were seriously injured and could not make it, according to informed sources. “The car the victims were travelling ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports gets key US institute certification

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer of commercial and community ports in the UAE capital, said it haas been awarded with the prestigious ‘Innovative Organisation Level 3 Certification’ by Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI). A US-based organistaion, GIMI is recognised as the international gold standard for innovation management, having certified over 10,000 individuals and over 800 organisations worldwide. Abu Dhabi ... Read More »

UAE warns against resurgence of Emotet virus and other cyber scams

UAE residents have been warned to be on their guard following a recent spike in cyber scams and the resurgence of a virus designed to steal victims’ private financial information. The country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said it had seen a new outbreak of the ‘Emotet’ virus, which if downloaded can allow personal details to be stolen remotely, worldwide. It also ... Read More »

Glnl Accredits Dubai Customs As First Innovative Customs Organization In UAE And Worldwide

Dubai : Dubai Customs has received a “Certified Innovative Organization”- Leader level certificate from the Global Innovation Institute to be the first customs organization in the UAE and worldwide to be graced with this accreditation. Certified Innovative Organization is a unique certification reserved exclusively for businesses and government agencies. Through a process of independent third-party review and assessment, the CInOrg ... Read More »

UAE scam alert: There’s a new bogus prize promising luxury cars

Dubai: The UAE Federal Customs Authority (FCA) has raised a red flag over the latest bogus competition that’s been doing the rounds online. Scammers have been using the logo and name of the customs authority, in addition to the names of popular UAE personalities, to con people in the UAE and those living abroad. “Fraudsters have attempted to dupe individuals ... Read More »

UAE Economic Forum highlights need for collaborative efforts

Dubai: The UAE Economic Forum 2019, a collaborative initiative between the Ministry of Economy and the economic departments in the seven emirates in the UAE, sought to coordinate the economic growth initiatives across the country. Organised under the theme ‘The UAE Enterprising Economy: Resilience, Growth & Prosperity,’ the Forum was attended by policymakers and private sector leaders. “Dubai Economy is ... Read More »

DP World, UAE Region showcases strength in petrochemical sector at GPCA 2019

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port handles 65 per cent of the polymer exports from the GCC region and has showcased this at the 14th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai, organised by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association on 3-5 December 2019. The company says a highlight of DP World, UAE Region’s participation at the 3-day event was the port’s ... Read More »

UAE-New Zealand trade rises 29 per cent

New Zealand’s bilateral trade with the United Arab Emirates has seen a 29 percent increase over the past year, a top official from New Zealand said. “The UAE is our largest trading partner in the Middle East and the 10th largest trading partner in the world, and it is our’ hub’ to do business with the wider region,” Winston Peters, ... Read More »

Electronics retailer Jumbo expands business in Abu Dhabi

Retailer Jumbo Electronics has launched a new store, regional office, warehouse facilities and service centre as it expands its footprint in Abu Dhabi. Officials from Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) have inaugurated the new store at The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, its 15th retail store in the UAE and sixth in the UAE capital. Jumbo ... Read More »

UAE-New Zealand trade rises 29 per cent

The bilateral trade between New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates witnessed a 29 per cent increase during the past one year, a top New Zealand official said. “The UAE is our largest trading partner in the Middle East and 10th largest trading partner globally, and it is our ‘hub’ for doing business with the wider region,” Winston Peters, New ... Read More »

Rwanda courts UAE investors at global meet

The government and members of the private sector are seeking to increase the involvement of the United Arab Emirates in the Rwandan economy and have gone on a charm offensive at the ongoing 2019 Global Business Forum Africa. At the summit underway in Dubai, Rwanda is represented by a delegation of the private and public sectors in a bid to ... Read More »

Dubai Customs official visits centres in Dubai Logistics City

Director general of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih made a field trip to the customs centres at the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), and Al Maktoum Cargo Center, which operate under the Jebel Ali Customs Center Management, and the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. Musabih met with the employees working at the three centres and received detailed information from ... Read More »

Dubai Customs Discusses More Mutual Cooperation With Ukrainian Consul General

Dubai : Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received in his office His Excellency Oleksandr Khomiak, Consul General of Ukraine to Dubai, accompanied by Timor Redvanov, Deputy Consul. The two discussed means of boosting cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE especially in bilateral trade and customs business. “It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with ... Read More »

UAE service centre earned a Dh159,000 salary in 1 month

Dubai: An Emirati man working at the government service centre Tas-heel made local headlines by earning an impressive salary of Dh159,000 in one month. Tas-heel is a service centre responsible for processing Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) applications. UAE employees working at the centres are paid on a commission of Dh45 for every transaction. In this particular case, ... Read More »

UAE has made ‘great strides’ in protecting the environment

The UAE has made great strides in setting strategic objectives to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, while achieving robust economic and social development, experts said at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2019). Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), ... Read More »

UAE to invest $5 billion in Pakistan refinery project soon

ISLAMABAD: Talks between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on an $5 billion oil refinery project have almost completed and the project would be launched by the end of this year, it emerged Friday. UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi told Aran News that “we are going to launch one of the biggest investments in a refinery project in ... Read More »

Sheikh Hamdan reviews progress of Dh4.4bn Dubai to Abu Dhabi rail project

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said he was encouraged by the progress of the UAE’s ambitious railway network. The Crown Prince of Dubai met Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Executive Council member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail, at Emirates Towers in Dubai on Sunday. The duo discussed the 1,200-kilometre railway that will form ... Read More »