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Sultan Bin Tahnoon: The Memory of our Heroic Martyrs will remain in Our Hearts and Minds Forever

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 November 2022: In a speech honouring Commemoration Day, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Frontline Heroes Office, paid tribute to the nation’s heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the UAE, saying they will remain in our hearts and minds forever.   His Excellency expressed his sincere gratitude to those who, over the years, played such important roles in enabling the UAE to achieve the progress it enjoys today. He said, “Today, and every day, we remember in reverence our fallen heroes for their courage, their dignity and what they sacrificed in order to keep the UAE flag flying high and preserve our nation’s security and safety."   His Excellency said that the nation's fallen heroes have become a beacon ......read more

EAD and FAO Join Efforts to Revive the Pearl Industry in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 28 November 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in a joint effort to revive the heritage and traditions of the Emirate’s pearl industry. The ‘Abu Dhabi Pearls’ project involves sustainably farming high quality pearls in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf.  The project comes as part of a broader collaboration between FAO and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) which focuses on introducing sustainable aquaculture and building a sector that creates jobs, protects the environment and supports livelihoods in the long term. In 2019, EAD launched the sustainable aquaculture policy for Abu Dhabi, which aims to promote growth in the emirate’s aquaculture sector and ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ahmed Al Mahmood Group to Boost Cooperation in Veterinary Medicine

Dubai-UAE: 27 November, 2022 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ahmed Al Mahmood Group that specializes in providing veterinary services to promote cooperation in areas related to veterinary medicine. His Excellency Eng Mohammed Mousa Alameeri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Food Diversity Sector at MOCCAE, and Ahmed Asim Almahmood, Chairman of the Group, signed the agreement.  His Excellency Eng Alameeri said: “Safeguarding animal health is a strategic priority for MOCCAE. Given the close link between public health and animal health, we are keen to ensure our local veterinary staff can meet the highest international standards in animal care. The MoU with Ahmed Al Mahmood Group aligns with the Ministry’s commitment to engaging the ......read more

ADX Hosts Top Celebrities and Business Magnates from Expansionary Business Program by Maven Global Access

• Delegation of entrepreneurs and businesspeople include ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary, Manchester United icon, Patrice Evra and NBA Lakers legend, Metta World Peace • The visit to ADX showcases Abu Dhabi as a destination for US companies looking to expand   Abu Dhabi, 22 November 2022: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) hosted a delegation from Access Abu Dhabi, a Maven Global Access program, supported by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), that aims to spotlight Abu Dhabi as a destination where organizations can achieve global expansion. The delegation featured sports legends, Patrice Evra and Metta World Peace, along with Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary and business magnates from the US.    The Access Abu Dhabi delegates were given a tour of ADX’s facilities ......read more

ADFD Participates in the Plenary Session of the Council of Foreign Investors in Uzbekistan

ABU DHABI, 18th November 2022 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development participated in the first plenary session of the Council of Foreign Investors in Uzbekistan, which was held this week under the chairmanship of His Excellency Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan.  The discussions focused on fostering economic development in Uzbekistan by facilitating investment in various fields and enabling investors to overcome obstacles. Many development institutions and international financial organizations participated in the conference. Addressing the conference, H.E. Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, highlighted the special bonds between the UAE and Uzbekistan that have remarkably strengthened over the past decade. “Thanks to the visionary leaders of the two nations, the UAE ......read more

Abu Dhabi Makes Significant Progress in Building Resilience and Preparing for Climate Change through Various Policies and Initiatives

Abu Dhabi, 18 November 2022: Abu Dhabi is making significant progress in implementing its various policies and initiatives to build resilience and prepare the emirate to confront the impacts of climate change. With the global pandemic and economic setback causing the world to endure a tough time over the past couple of years, Abu Dhabi is ensuring climate change policy is not marginalised, as environmental sustainability is more critical than ever. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is making sure it is taking the right steps to tackle the impact of climate change to make it safe for its residents.  Aligning to this objective, the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has put environmental sustainability at the top of its priorities by setting strict policies and procedures to ensure the emirate is prepared to face the ......read more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Hosts Youth Debate Around Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, November 16th, 2022: As part of its forward-looking vision and youth empowering agenda, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted a youth debate during COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt that is being held from November 6th to 18th. The debate took place on the 10th of November at the UAE Pavilion, and it was organised in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority of the UAE and covered the challenging topic of climate change and securing energy. Other stakeholders include Arab Youth Council for Climate Change, TAQA and ADNOC.  The 45-minute debate saw a dynamic battle between the team that supported the existence of opportunities in securing energy while limiting the repercussions of the climate change crisis, and the opposition team that opposed the idea. Both teams presented their point of view in the ......read more

Tadweer Participates in the Sheikh Zayed Festival as a Strategic Sponsor and Partner

15 November 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has announced its participation as a strategic sponsor and partner in the Sheikh Zayed Festival, which will be held in Al Wathba region from 18 November 2022 to 18 March 2023. The Center’s participation in the festival comes in line with its objectives to raise awareness about its services, maintain the Festival’s cleanliness and control public health pests during the event. The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court. The Festival which is one of the most significant annual events, reflects the great efforts of the founding father of the ......read more

H.E. Abdulla Al Hamed Launches ‘Abu Dhabi's Community Campaign' supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation

• Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Al Hamed, is the first to register in the campaign, leading by example to encourage community members to register as organ and tissue donors   • The campaign supports the ‘Hayat’ programme and is aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in the national programme    • It showcases the emirate’s experience and capabilities in this field, highlighting inspiring stories of organ donors and recipients, locally and globally   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 07, 2022: H.E. Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), launched the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign’ supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation, ......read more

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to be an Active Participant During COP27

Abu Dhabi, 3rd November 2022: Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is a critical part of the official UAE delegation headed by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the UAE Climate Change Envoy Office participating in the Conference of Parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP27. The event this year is held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 6th to 18th November. Her Excellency, Secretary General, Dr. Shaikha Al-Dhaheri, said: “We work alongside the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and UAE Climate Change Envoy office to represent UAE in all UNFCCC events. Climate change is a bitter reality that we all live with and have to acknowledge, and I am extremely proud of the fact that the UAE has always taken a serious position towards this ......read more

EDGE entity ADSB unveils a 51m Offshore Patrol Wessel at Indo Defence 2022

• 510 OPV is co-designed by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and ARES Shipyard, and built by ADSB in the UAE • Modular multi-role platform is ideal for a wide range of critical seakeeping missions   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 2 November, 2022 – EGDE entity ADSB, the regional leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, today unveiled its 510 OPV, a 51m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) which is built in the UAE by ADSB. The Abu Dhabi-based a shipbuilder made the announcement on the first day of the Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022, being held at JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia until 5 November.  510 OPV is designed by ADSB and ARES Shipyard, which has proven hull designs and a diverse portfolio of naval vessels. Built to operate in adverse sea ......read more

The Winners of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award to be unveiled early next year

- SKEA Office completes the assessment of the participants in the 20th cycle of the Award   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2022: The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) Office, part of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), has concluded the assessment of the participants in the 20th cycle of the Award. The panel of judges will pass on its recommendations to the Award’s Higher Committee for final approval, before unveiling the winners of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award early next year.   His Excellency Saeed Abdul Jalil Al Faheem, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the SKEA, said: “The 20th cycle of the Award saw a significant participation from establishments in the UAE and abroad, marking an increase of over 20% compared to the previous cycle. The Award has developed its concept of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Chamber and Benin Chamber Collaborate to Promote Investment Opportunities

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28, October 2022: Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Benin (CCIB) to enhance economic and trade relations between their members and bring benefits to the business communities of Abu Dhabi and the Republic of Benin. The MoU was signed at Abu Dhabi Chamber’s headquarters by His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, First Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber, and Arnauld Akakpo, President of the CCIB. The MoU signing was attended by His Excellency Moudjaidou Soumanou Issoufou, Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to the UAE, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber, representatives from the Embassy of Benin in Kuwait, and officials from both ......read more

KEZAD Group to Welcome AED 552 Million Advanced Recycling Facility at Polymers Park

30,000sqm facility will process mixed plastic waste and support Abu Dhabi’s circular economy   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24, October 2022: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD) Group, the integrated trade, logistics, and industrial hub of Abu Dhabi, has signed an agreement with Renov8 Polymer Industries Ltd, part of leading manufacturer Just Right Inc, for the establishment of an advanced recycling facility at KEZAD’s Polymers Park. The move will boost Abu Dhabi’s transition towards a circular economy. With business activities in over 47 countries, Just Right Inc is a global leader in the manufacturing of high-quality cladding solutions and printing media. Through its subsidiary, Renov8 Polymer Industries Ltd, which offers industrial recycling solutions to businesses globally, the group is expected to bring ......read more

Abu Dhabi Hosts “World Volunteer Conference” for the First Time in the Middle East

• His Excellency Ahmed Taleb al Shamsi: “The conference highlights the UAE and the capital’s position as a hub for international volunteer initiatives.”   • Nichole Cirillo: “This conference is a unique opportunity to emphasize the strategic role that the volunteer’s leadership network plays.”   Abu Dhabi, UAE, xxx 19th  OctoberOctober 2022: Emirates Foundation announces hosting the 26th World Volunteer Conference under the theme of “Volunteering for the Common Good: Making Life Better for People and Communities” in Abu Dhabi. The event is hosted jointly by Emirates Foundation and International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and will take place from 24th October until 27th October, 2022 at ADNOC Business Center.   Abu Dhabi won the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Chamber hosts the Brazilian Coffee Week

• The event highlighted the importance of coffee trading for growing the economy   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 October 2022: The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), in collaboration with the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of Brazil in UAE, hosted the ‘Brazilian Coffee Week’. The event highlighted the importance of coffee trading for growing the economy and fostered new business opportunities in the coffee industry between Abu Dhabi and Brazil.   The Brazilian Coffee Week was attended by H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Eliana Zugaib, Chargée d´Affaires, a.i., of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the UAE, and Rafael Solimeo, Director and Head of Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, among other key ......read more

ADMAF's Founder Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo Receives distinguished “Friend of Spain” Award for enabling cultural diplomacy between the UAE and Spain

The award was conferred by H.E. Ambassador Iñigo de Palacio in the presence of dignitaries from both countries during a ceremony celebrating the National Day of Spain at Emirates Palace  Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 14, 2022: During a ceremony celebrating the National Day of Spain hosted by the Embassy of Spain in the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival was honoured with the distinction of ‘Friend of Spain’, in recognition of ADMAF’s contributions to strengthening relations between the UAE and  Spain. Ambassador of Spain to the UAE, His Excellency Iñigo de Palacio, conferred upon Her Excellency the award in the presence of Spanish and Emirati dignitaries, and praised her ......read more

Abu Dhabi Residents Office Signs Strategic Agreement With Aldar Properties

•         Supporting Golden Visa applications in Abu Dhabi when purchasing property valued at over AED 2 million •         Offers include priority registration at select schools affiliated with Aldar Academies, and benefits from Darna programme Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 October 2022: The Abu Dhabi Residents Office, part of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), announced the signing of a strategic agreement with Aldar Properties PJSC, the leading company in property development, management, and investment in Abu Dhabi, for the purpose of enhancing the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa’s services and offerings. As per the agreement, the Abu Dhabi Residents Office and Aldar Properties are working on developing a joint strategy to promote the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, its ......read more

Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council and The Women Empowerment Committee By CCI France UAE Jointly Organize A Panel Discussion On Mentorship

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 October 2022: Celebrating the conclusion of the Women Economic Empowerment and Mentorship Program, the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, in co-operation with the Women Empowerment Committee by CCI France UAE, have organized a panel discussion on the importance of mentorship in businesses and entrepreneurship at the Chamber’s tower in Abu Dhabi. H.E. Dr. Khadija Al Ameri, Abu Dhabi Chamber Board Member and Member of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, attended the panel discussion along with Mrs. Agnes Lopez-Cruz, Managing Director of the CCI France UAE, members of the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi, and a large number of businesswomen and female entrepreneurs who participated in the program. In her welcoming remarks, H.E. Al Ameri commended the Women Empowerment Committee by CCI France UAE for their efforts in ......read more

Record Participation Confirmed For The International Exhibition Of National Security And Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022)

Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan   o Number of exhibitors increased by 111% compared to the previous edition o Exhibition area increased by 15% to reach 8,308 square metres o Number of participating companies increased by 120% to 33 countries o Number of national pavilions increased by 25% o 8% of exhibitors will participate for the first time o National companies will make up 34% of total exhibitors o 30 international experts and speakers will participate in 23 seminars  o 120 official delegations will participate, marking a 20% increase from the previous edition o The exhibition is organised by ADNEC in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi Police   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4th of October 2022: Under ......read more

Tadweer Produces More Than 1 Million Tons Of Products Recycled From Waste During First Half Of 2022

As part of its efforts to promote sound waste management and recycling Abu Dhabi, UAE, 03 October 20222: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) announced that it has produced more than 1 million tons of products recycled from waste materials collected in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first half of 2022. This comes in line with Abu Dhabi’s strategy to promote sound waste management and recycling, and its aim to convert waste into environment-friendly products that contribute to the local economy. During the first half of 2022, the Center successfully produced around 14,000 tons of fertilizer, including plant, animal, mixed, and poultry manure, resulting from recycling green and animal waste. This is in addition to producing more than 1 million tons of various sized gravel by recycling demolition and construction ......read more

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ to Be Strategic Partner for ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022

Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30th of September 2022: ADNEC Group has signed a partnership agreement with the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) as a strategic partner for the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022), held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from 10 to12 October 2022.  The agreement will help support efforts for strengthening Abu Dhabi’s standing as a global hub for attracting global decision-makers and experts in the fields of national security and resilience, and consolidating the event’s ......read more

Arab Achievements In The New Guinness World Records 2023 Book Revealed

OUT OF THIS WORLD!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 September 2022: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2023 (GWR2023) is available in stores and online across the Arab World and globally today.    The new 2023 edition reveals the latest and greatest Guinness World Records achievements on Earth and in Space, with brand new photography and graphics, plus special features to bring this year’s astonishing records to life.     Around 50 records from the Arab World have been featured in the new edition that is now distributed in 1.8m copies worldwide. In fact, this is enough printed to blanket 18 football pitches or 11 Trafalgar Squares.   Guinness World Records™ said over ......read more

Large ‘Big Zero' Installations for the Collection of Single-Use Plastic Bottles Now in Abu Dhabi

  Abu Dhabi, 29 September 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has introduced a range of ‘Big Zero’ installations throughout Abu Dhabi, which will act as collection points for the public to deposit single-use plastic bottles for recycling. The installations will be placed in prime locations with high footfall such as malls, parks and events.  The ‘Big Zero’ installations are part of the larger Mission to Zero campaign. The public-facing comprehensive campaign aims to achieve an aspirational zero target for single-use plastic consumption, carbon emissions, waste, and harm to biodiversity in Abu Dhabi. The installations will be mobile and will move to different places in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra Region to ensure that the capital is fully covered.  ADNEC Group ......read more

ADX Signs Mou With Muscat Securities Market (MSX) To Enhance Cooperation And Expand Bilateral Relations

ABU DHABI, UAE – 28 Sept 2022: The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Muscat Securities Market (MSX) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that aims to build on the strong foundations for a closer partnership and exchange visions and experiences between the two parties in various fields of common interest.  The MOU, which was signed during the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to the Sultanate of Oman, builds on the foundations of the close partnership between the two parties and aims to increase collaboration in a wide range of areas to serve their common interests. The agreement is aligned with ADX’s commitment to supporting the UAE’s strategy for economic diversification and growth to promote prosperity in the country.  Saeed Hamad Al ......read more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi to Showcase ‘Mission to Zero' Campaign

Abu Dhabi, 25 September 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) will once again be one of the main sponsors at ADIHEX, the region’s largest event focused on the preservation of cultural heritage. The exhibition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconer's Club, and EAD, will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 26th September to 2nd October. The theme of EAD’s participation this year is centred around the ‘Mission to Zero’ campaign, with a dedicated focus on the Single-Use Plastic Policy launched in 2020, and through which the emirate-wide single-use plastic bag ban was implemented at the beginning of June 2022. As part of EAD’s future ......read more

AD Ports Group's SAFEEN Feeders and Invictus Investment Sign Strategic Agreement to Own and Operate Five Dry-Bulk Vessels Under a Long-Term Contract

Total Capital Commitment for the Five Vessels will be AED 463 million   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 September 2022: AD Ports Group’s SAFEEN Feeders has signed a major agreement with Invictus Investment to launch a new international dry bulk shipping service.   Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will purchase ships through Special Purpose Vehicles, owned 85% by SAFEEN Feeders and 15% by Invictus Investment. In addition, SAFEEN Feeders and Invictus Investment will form a joint venture to operate the service. The joint venture will be owned 51% by SAFEEN Feeders and 49% by Invictus Investment.    The two companies are expected to initially commit approximately AED 463 million (USD 126 million) for the investment in the vessels. Five ships of varying sizes are expected to be deployed ......read more

Abu Dhabi Once Again Recognised as the World's Most Pandemic-Resilient City

• A total of 100 cities from around the world have been examined and added to the Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA) report  • The recognition reflects the emirate’s comprehensive, efficient and timely COVID-19 pandemic response  • Abu Dhabi was also ranked as the leading city in response to COVID-19 globally in a similar report published by DKA in early 2021   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2022: In recognition of its advanced and solid healthcare infrastructure, commitment and leadership, Abu Dhabi was once again recognised as the world’s top pandemic-resilient city globally by Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA), a London-based DeepTech analytical subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Group (DKG). The recognition reflects the emirate’s comprehensive, efficient and timely ......read more

Tadweer Collects 1,860,000 Tons of Waste in Abu Dhabi During the First Half of 2022

• 34% of all waste was diverted from landfills • Handled 50,000 requests for pest control • Processed more than 88,000 tons of medical and hazardous waste   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 September 2022: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) announced that it has processed more than 1,860,000 tons of waste, including 88,382 tons of medical and hazardous waste, and handled 50,000 pest control requests during the first half of 2022. This comes as part of the Centre’s continuous efforts to build an efficient integrated waste management and pest control system in Abu Dhabi.   During the first half of 2022, Tadweer successfully diverted 34% of all waste in Abu Dhabi away from landfills, and diverted 50% of waste resulting from demolition and construction operations, 93% of hazardous waste, 3% of ......read more

The Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi Receives the Israeli Ambassador to the UAE to Explore Prospects for Joint Cooperation in Energy Between the Two Countries

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 9, 2022: H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Belajer Al Rumaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Energy, received His Excellency Amir Hayek, the Ambassador of Israel to the United Arab Emirates, to discuss areas of cooperation and development in clean and renewable energy between the two countries.   Al Rumaithi highlighted the importance of building bridges of cooperation in various energy sectors, especially water, electricity, wastewater treatment and district cooling, pointing out that the energy sector holds many opportunities of mutual interest. These would open new horizons for collaboration between the two countries in numerous fields, including renewable energy, water desalination technologies such as reverse osmosis, as well as the production, transportation and storage of ......read more

‘YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED': ADNOC ABU DHABI MARATHON ORGANISERS REVEAL NEW RACE ROUTE AND HOST OF CHANGES FOLLOWING PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

Abu Dhabi, September 8, 2022: The fourth edition of the increasingly popular ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is expected to feature a record 20,000 participants tackling a stunning new city course that tours some of the UAE capital’s most prominent landmarks, organisers confirmed today ahead of the December 17 race.  The new 42.2km route will start in front of ADNOC Headquarters, before weaving past a host of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, including the Crown Prince Court, Al Bateen Palace, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Hosn, and World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi. The full marathon distance finish line is set for ADNOC Campus, where a race village will be set up.  The shorter distance events will start in front of Nation Towers on the Corniche Road and conclude on Al Marsa Street, while the 10km course ends ......read more

Abu Dhabi DoE Unveils Ambitious Decarbonisation Policies and Pathways to Achieve Net Zero Targets at Gastech 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 8, 2022: In line with the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative and global climate change commitments, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) revealed today that it is working on a pipeline of new policies, including a hydrogen policy and regulatory framework, to accelerate a carbon neutral future for the people of Abu Dhabi, and the UAE.  Speaking on a high-profile ministerial panel ‘Collaborative policy blueprints to enable decarbonisation and inclusive energy security’ on the opening day of Gastech 2022 in Milan, Italy, the DoE Chairman, His Excellency Eng. Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar, shared details of the Abu Dhabi 2035 integrated energy framework and the new hydrogen policy that would help drive the country’s energy transition. The Emirate is playing a key ......read more

Abu Dhabi Distribution Company's Junior Power Program Provides Students Up-Close Look at the Utilities Sector

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 30 August 2022: Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), has successfully completed its first Junior Power Program, designed to give UAE students an intimate look into the local utilities sector and a better understanding of ADDC’s core business. A graduation ceremony took place on August 26 for 60 students who successfully completed the program. The students, aged 15-18, were chosen after a careful selection process that took into account their grades and interest.  His Excellency Saeed Al-Suwaidi, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, said: “Today’s rapidly changing, digital economy requires special skills to ensure company and employee success and sustainable development. The Junior Power Program offered UAE students an ......read more

More than 1,000 Jet Skis Licensed by Abu Dhabi Maritime's Licensing and Inspection Centre

Online portal drives licensing numbers by providing rapid free-of-charge processing      Abu Dhabi, UAE - 26 August 2022:  Abu Dhabi Maritime today announced it has licensed more than 1,000 jet skis via its Musaffah-based Licensing and Inspection Centre for Jet Skis since its transition from Abu Dhabi Police to Abu Dhabi Maritime in December 2021.    Promoting easy access to licensing services, the Abu Dhabi Maritime Administration website and dedicated portal, with the support of AD Ports Group’s Maqta Gateway, offers a streamlined process for the licensing of new jet skis, licence renewals, and technical inspection bookings. The service is both free of charge and time efficient, with the full process taking only half an hour.  Established by an agreement between AD Ports Group and ......read more

SAFEEN Marine Services Marks 5 million Man-Hours with Zero Lost Time Injuries or Environmental Incidents

HSE Policy, emergency drills, and ongoing training programmes ensure safe and efficient working environment   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 19 August 2022:  SAFEEN Marine Services, part of AD Ports Group’s Maritime Cluster, announced today it has marked more than 5 million man-hours with Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTI) and zero environmental incidents since its launch in 2012. Operating in nine commercial ports in the UAE and the Middle East, SAFEEN Marine Services extends HSE policy across a comprehensive portfolio of integrated and tailor-made marine services and solutions, which include towage, quayside-support services, emergency response, vessel assistance, inspections, and shipping maintenance. Captain Adil Alhammadi, CEO of SAFEEN Marine Services, AD Ports Group said: "We are proud to announce our success in ......read more

UAE President appoints Sultan Yusuf Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi

“UAE President appoints Sultan Yusuf Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, Director General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security”   UAE- Abu Dhabi- 18 August 2022- The UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued federal decree appointing Major General Sultan Yusuf Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, director-general of Residency and Foreigners Affairs at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security. Director-general of Residency and Foreigners Affairs will be responsible for preparing policies and strategies related to the entry and residence of foreigners to the UAE; Supervising the issuance of entry visas and residence permits of all kinds; Implementing decisions and procedures regulating ......read more

Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Oversees Fast-Tracking of all Government Services onto TAMM

His Highness reviewed progress of service enhancement plans following migration of 100% of government services now available on unified TAMM platform   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 16 August, 2022: His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has overseen the fast-tracking of all government services onto the unified TAMM platform. During a visit to the TAMM Factory in Abu Dhabi, His Highness reviewed progress on service enhancement plans in line with 100 per cent of government services now being available on the unified TAMM platform. Users can now access more than 700 services anytime, anywhere through the TAMM platforms, as the main and unified channel to complete all Abu Dhabi government services. During the visit, His Highness ......read more

Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team Holds Coordination Meeting to Ensure Readiness of Relevant Entities to Deal with Adverse Weather Conditions

Abu Dhabi, 14 August 2022:  Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team has held an in person meeting during the morning of Sunday, 14 August 2022, at Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crises and Disaster Management Centre. The meeting was chaired by HE Major General Pilot Fares Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, and Chairman of the Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team to discuss proactive measures to be taken across Abu Dhabi emirate to mitigate any damages that might occur due to adverse weather conditions.   HE Fares Khalaf Al Mazrouei has reviewed a report on the role and missions of the emergency team, mechanisms to deal with emergency, crisis and disasters across the emirate, and the approved plans to ensure the preparedness of key and supportive teams.   He has also ......read more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi's Experts Highlight Abu Dhabi Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Rehabilitation Efforts During National Aquarium Tour

Abu Dhabi, July 28th 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) on Tuesday led a high-profile tour of The National Aquarium attended by Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD to celebrate Shark Week, held between 24th to 31st July.    Also attending were, Ahmed Al Hashemi – Executive Director of the Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector at EAD, alongside Alyazia Saeed Al Meheiri, Development Manager at Al Baraka Holding and other officials from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, EAD and National Aquarium.  The delegation was able to see the diverse species of sharks that can be found at the National Aquarium and were provided with a general brief about the ......read more

Department of Municipalities and Transport Opens the New Fish Market at Mina Zayed in Collaboration with Modon Properties

Abu Dhabi, 26 July 2022: The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) announced the opening of the new fish market in Abu Dhabi's Mina Zayed district in collaboration with Modon Properties, the developer behind the project. The new fish market is poised to be a distinct destination in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi's renowned portfolio of historic landmarks. The project follows the best international standards for developing community markets and provides the best services and facilities for shop owners. The new market offers a unique shopping experience with the design incorporating themes associated to the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s fishing trade and preserves the fish market’s history of more than forty years.  The new fish market features eight restaurants and 44 fish cleaning stations, and commercial ......read more

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UAE Minister of Economy discusses joint investment opportunities with several Caribbean ministers…

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