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DBE Records 62 Per Cent Boost In Delegate Wins In 2018 (17 January 2019)
Dubai Business Events, DBE, the city’s official convention bureau, has secured a total of 261 successful bids for meetings, conferences and incentives in 2018, which are set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to Dubai over the coming years.

Emirates Post Issues Commemorative Stamp To Celebrate AFC Asian Cup (17 January 2019)
The Emirates Post Group has issued a commemorative stamp to celebrate the country’s hosting of the AFC Asian Cup, UAE 2019, which is the leading championship in the history of the Asian Confederation.

Six Dubai Government Entities Reduced Paper Usage By 57% In 2018 (17 January 2019)
The six Dubai Government entities participating in phase one of implementing the Dubai Paperless Strategy have successfully reduced their paper usage by 57%, announced Smart Dubai.

Over 50 Million Passengers Passed Through Dubai’s Entry And Exit Points Last Year (17 January 2019)
A total of 53 million passengers passed through Dubai’s entry and exit points at land, sea and air ports in 2018, according to official figures.

Techstars Dubai Accelerator In Partnership With GINCO Welcomes Its Second Class At AREA 2071 (16 January 2019)
Techstars Dubai Accelerator in Partnership with GINCO continues its momentum as the most prestigious accelerator program in MENA with the announcement of its second class of companies arriving in Dubai from around the world.

DREI Qualifies More Than 70,000 Trainees Since Its Inception (16 January 2019)
Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), announced that the number of trainees the Institute contributed to training since its inception till the end of 2018 reached 70,200.

Dubai Launches ’Youth Council’ To Empower Young Emirati Talent (16 January 2019)
Dubai Government Workshop, DGW, has revealed the creation of a Dubai Government Workshop Youth Council, an initiative aimed towards developing the role of youth and encouraging them to pursue the path to excellence, creativity and innovation.

Dubai Show Jumping Championship Kicks Off Today (16 January 2019)
Held under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, the show takes place over four days, and will conclude on Saturday with the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix that not only offers a total purse of EUR 145,700 but is also one of the qualifiers for the Show Jumping World Cup.

du Announces its first health blockchain solution to ensure Patient Safety in UAE (15 January 2019)
Not only is Blockchain used for data integrity over a decentralized network, but it also ensures high security and transparency of data that allows a patient-centric approach to Blockchain in healthcare.

World’s First ISO Accreditation For Halal Food Testing Obtained By Dubai Municipality’s Central Lab (15 January 2019)
Dubai Municipality’s Central Laboratory, DCL, has announced that it has received international accreditation in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of Halal food testing. The first of its kind accreditation in the world covers specialised tests including animal gelatin products.

Nasdaq Dubai Expands Futures Market, Launches Trading On MSCI UAE Index (15 January 2019)
In a press statement, the exchange explained that the contracts are designed to appeal to international and regional investors seeking exposure to leading UAE companies.

Noura Al Kaabi Inaugurates Zayed University Urban Satellite Space (15 January 2019)
Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and President of Zayed University, has inaugurated the Zayed University Urban Satellite Space (ZUUSS), a partnership with Alserkal Avenue, that aims to support students’ talents and sharpen their artistic abilities.

Dubai Customs Launches IPR Award 2018-2019 (15 January 2019)
Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of education, launched the 11th edition of its IP Award for Schools and Universities 2018-2019, in line with its IPR Department’s plan to encourage full community engagement in IPR protection and to educate students on their intellectual rights.

Dubai’s RTA Taxi Bookings Jump 17% To Record 12mln In 2018 (14 January 2019)
Taxi bookings carried out by the Booking and Dispatch Center at the Public Transport Agency of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has touched 12,367,866 bookings in 2018, recording in the process a 17% rise compared to the figure reported in 2017 that was 10,573,855 bookings.

HIPA Announces December Winners Of Its Instagram Photo Contest (14 January 2019)
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, HIPA, has concluded the December edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ’Night Photography’.

Emirates NBD And Emirates Skywards Define New Standards For Loyalty In UAE (14 January 2019)
Emirates NBD and Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai today launched the Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card, the UAE’s first banking solution to earn Skywards Miles when a customer saves and spends.

Bigger, More Exciting Innovations At Dubai Maker Faire 2019 (14 January 2019)
The Organizing Committee of the Dubai Maker Faire promises this year’s edition to be bigger, more exciting, and with more innovations to be featured. Among the categories for Dubai Maker Faire 2019 are engineering, industrial, scientific, technical, education, recreational, and several others.

London Mayor To Explore Fintech, Green Finance Opportunities In UAE (13 January 2019)
Opportunities in emerging areas such as fintech and green finance will be high up the agenda as the Lord Mayor of London, global ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry, visits Kuwait City, Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the next week to strengthen trade and investment ties.

DMCC Awards Uptown Dubai Super Tall Tower Construction Contract To Belhasa Six Construct (13 January 2019)
DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority, and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), announced today that it has awarded a contract to BESIX, through its Dubai-based entity Belhasa Six Construct.

Dubai Customs Thwarts Attempt To Smuggle 5 Million Captagon Pills (13 January 2019)
Cooperation between different customs departments and good planning have led to thwarting an attempt to smuggle large number of captagon pills at Jebel Ali & Tecom Customs Centre, just a few days before 2019 unfolds.

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