July 13, 2020

Unique, historic event can be viewed on

The Emirates Mars Mission has announced the link to watch the live streaming of the launch of the Hope Probe, starting at midnight UAE Time [20:00 GMT] on Tuesday 14 July, on

The link provides an opportunity for everyone to witness this historic event, which is the first interplanetary mission from the Arab World.

The probe is being launched"...

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July 13, 2020

ABU DHABI, 12th July, 2020 (WAM) – The UAE Government’s efforts to provide financial aid and other social benefits to citizens intensified in 2019.

These efforts were highlighted by the rise in aid in 2019, reaching AED7.46 billion, an increase of 2 percent compared to AED7.32 billion in 2018.

Financial aid and social benefits accounted for 13.4 percent of total federal government expenditures in 2019, as per statistics from the Ministry of Finance, reflecting the government’s efforts to promote community coherence, which is one of the key indexes"...

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July 12, 2020

أكد سمو الشيخ مكتوم بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم، نائب حاكم دبي رئيس مركز دبي المالي العالمي أن دبي بفضل الرؤية الحكيمة لصاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم، نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي، رعاه الله، عززت مكانتها العالمية كأحد أبرز مراكز المال والأعمال ليس على مستوى المنطقة فحسب بل على مستوى العالم أجمع، وذلك بفضل تنوع اقتصادها، وسياساتها المالية المرنة والانفتاح الواعي على الأسواق العالمية"...

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July 6, 2020

Dubai's new law regulating the city's commercial drone network will help open up new business opportunities and strengthen the emirate's aviation sector, the chairman of the Dubai Aviation City Corporation said.

'DACC and its affiliated corporations are playing an integral role in creating a supportive environment for businesses in this sector as part of Dubai’s broader transformation into the world’s smartest city,' Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement on Sunday. 'As a future-ready city, Dubai is on track to becoming an international centre for drone manufacturing, smart transport, and innovation"...

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July 2, 2020

DUBAI, 1st July, 2020 (WAM) -- DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, and Innoway, a Chinese platform established by the Beijing and Haidian Government, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to increase collaboration in the tech sector between the UAE and China, and usher in a new wave of innovation to Dubai.

DMCC will serve as Innoway’s foothold in the region, supporting them with the development of an incubation and acceleration programme that attracts Chinese innovators, entrepreneurs and tech start-ups to Dubai.


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March 9, 2020

National Computer Corporation UAE (NCC UAE) took part in the opening of the Security Innovation Lab in Dubai Police. The opening ceremony, which took place on February 27, was attended by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed al Maktoum, His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police and Oleg Fomin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

NCC UAE acted as a strategic partner representing the best Russian practices for digitalizing key government sectors of the emirate of Dubai in the framework of the concept of a smart and safe city.


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March 5, 2020

The ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2020) opened here yesterday, Wednesday, with the participation of 64 global influencers, government leaders and communication experts brainstorming about the ways of bolstering government communication in order to bring about positive social change and deliver sustainable development goals. Speaking on the occasion, HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, stressed that delivering ‘communication for the public’ has been at the heart of Sharjah’s 40-year cultural project.

“Forty years have lapsed since"...

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March 2, 2020

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development’s Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) implemented the first phase of a cross-government initiative aimed at automating the issuance of industrial licences.

The initial step in the 'e-connection' project is a partnership with the Ministry of Economy that strengthens the integration between local and federal entities, the DED said in a statement.

“The ‘e-connection’ initiative between IDB and the federal and local government entities is designed to facilitate the system of issuing industrial"...

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March 2, 2020

DUBAI, 1st March 2020 (WAM) - The Ministry of Finance, MoF, recently held a workshop on the federal government’s transition from accounting on a modified cash basis framework to an accrual accounting framework.

Specialists from all ministries and federal government entities attended the workshop which took place over three days at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City hotel in Dubai. The workshop was aimed at raising awareness of the federal government programme to adopt accrual accounting. It focused on three main criteria: tangible and intangible assets standard, revenues and receivables standard, and employee liabilities and benefits"...

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February 23, 2020

Abu Dhabi is preparing to launch new regulations on organising holiday homes as demand for alternatives to hotels and hotel apartments continues to grow.

According to the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the new rules will ensure all properties available to holiday-makers, which will be available on all international online platforms, are licenced and meet Abu Dhabi's service standards.

The regulations will also level the playing field for the sector as current unlicenced and therefore unregulated units increase pressure on the prices of hotel rooms"...

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