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sharjah light festival 2018 visitors hit one million in 11 days

A remarkable one million visitors in a span of 11 days marked the successful conclusion of the Sharjah Light Festival 2018’s spectacular lights performances, which resulted in more than 100 local and global media coverage in more than 30 countries, in addition to 9 million interactions on all the social media channels, reflecting the emirate’s prominence as an international tourism …

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ded-ajman organizes ‘my experience’ initiative to celebrate year of zayed

UAE – The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently launched the ‘My Experience’ initiative at the Ajman’s Elder Care Home, to celebrate the Year of Zayed. During the event, both the young and the elderly shared their dreams, personal experiences, and views on how the noble values espoused by the country’s founding father could be instilled in the future …

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dmca to facilitate maritime licensing services during participation at dubai international boat show 2018

United Arab Emirates – The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has completed its preparations to provide an integrated portfolio of maritime licensing services at the upcoming Dubai International Boat Show 2018, which will be held from February 27 to March 3, 2018 at the Dubai Water Canal in Jumeirah. The services will be showcased at the DMCA pavilion to help facilitate maritime …

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global food industries launches middle east’s first-ever healthy chicken burgers & nuggets at gulfood 2018

Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company and part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, has announced its participation at this year’s edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food trade show, which will be held from February 18 to February 22, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During their presence …

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team bahrain on the podium opening race of round 3 in the porsche gt3 cup challenge middle east at dubai autodrome

Team Bahrain driver Isa Salman Al Khalifa finished in an impressive 7th, taking a 3rd place podium spot in the Silver Category in the opening race of Round 3 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome, in a race eventually won by Tom Oliphant. The championship, which is known as the first and only professional motorsport series in the …

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brazil’s poultry exports to the region witness’s significant growth

UAE – Brazil’s total poultry exports, including raw and processed items, rose by 5.7 per cent from USD 6.848 billion in 2016 to USD 7.236 billion in 2017, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA). Of this total, 33.51 per cent corresponded to the Middle East which accounted for USD 2.4 billion, up by 2.1 per cent. Total export volume …

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al ansari exchange gives away dream home grand prize as part of its winter promotion 2017

UAE – As part of its commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of excellent services, Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, announced the winners of the ‘Al Ansari Exchange – Winter Promotion 2017’ at the closing ceremony including Saida Dzheenbaeva from Kyrgyzstan, the winner of the Dream Home grand prize. The draw for the grand prize as well …

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dubai maritime city authority secures iso 31000:2009

Dubai, UAE – In yet another major milestone in its efforts to boost Dubai’s global maritime leadership, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 for implementing its Risk Management Framework that meets the highest international standards. The international recognition highlighted DMCA’s leadership in applying best risk management practices to build a secure and sustainable maritime sector that …

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ministry of health & prevention secures international accreditation for a network of 16 health centers in ras al khaimah

UAE – The United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its more than 213 health facilities, has been ranked number one in the number of internationally accredited facilities by the Joint Commission International (JCI), once again highlighting its series of achievements and indices geared towards accomplishing the aspirations of the UAE Vision 2021 in order to strengthen its position on the global competitiveness …

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everledger partners with shping, delivering the future of informed consumer shopping experience

Two major players in provenance authentication, Everledger, a leading emerging technology enterprise, and Shping, an industry-standards based track and trace cloud platform, have today announced a first-to-market collaboration that will see the pair build a GS1 EPCIS standard track-and-trace platform for product information using blockchain. Their strategic partnership was formally made public during the UNLOCK Blockchain Forum at the Ritz …

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empower highlights the role of energy efficiency in the future of sustainable cooling at 11th world future energy summit

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling service provider, is participating at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading event for the clean energy and energy efficiency, which is being held from 15 to 18 January 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The company sheds the spotlight on the role of …

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unlock blockchain forum attracts more than 500 participants 60 blockchain startups, from 39 countries

UAE – The UNLOCK Blockchain Forum which commenced today at the Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC and which will continue until January 15th 2018 has proven once again that Dubai is a vanguard when it comes to attracting innovative experts, blockchain start-ups, and forward looking attendees. Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal, the organizers of UNLOCK Blockchain forum were not surprised to receive more than 60 blockchain …

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online video revenues to grow over 22% annually until 2021 – ey report

Dubai – Digital consumption in the Middle East and North Africa region is growing at one of the fastest paces in the world, driven by a large population, fast-improving mobile connectivity and a flood of new streaming platforms in the market. That’s the top line from an EY  report commissioned by the Dubai World Trade Centre published ahead of CABSAT, the …

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ministry of health & prevention warns against dangers of silicone injections

UAE – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has warned health care practitioners and community members via a Circular No. 216 of 2017 about the risks involved in using silicone injections, which are falsely promoted as approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Injections used to enhance the size of buttocks, breasts and other parts of the …

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emerson completes paradigm acquisition

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced it has completed the purchase of Paradigm®, a leading provider of software solutions to the oil and gas industry. The combination of Paradigm with Emerson’s Roxar software business creates a comprehensive Exploration & Production (E&P) software portfolio offering. “Emerson is positioned to meet customers’ demand for an independent, global provider of comprehensive E&P software solutions,” said …

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opinion piece by mr vikas panchal, business head at tally solutions in the middle east

As the January 1st, 2018 deadline for VAT implementation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rapidly approaches, it is vital for businesses to be up to date with the latest VAT updates. Being registered under the VAT law means that a business is acknowledged by the government, as a supplier of Goods and Services and is authorised to collect VAT …

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