• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021
• For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs
• Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8
Dubai, May 18, 2021: Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the Oceans once again.
From May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans returns for a fourth year, continuing its commitment ......read more
• Our conference call suggests compromise over a debt law is eventually likely, but not immediately.
• We estimate recent steps taken by authorities lengthen the timeline for GRF liquidity crunch until 3Q21.
• Risk of devaluation or of arrears appears overstated.
Policy paralysis to persist; possible debt law compromise
March 201 2021: The key take-away from our Kuwait conference call is that a compromise over a debt law between the parliament and Cabinet is eventually likely, although an agreement may not be a near-term prospect. The political outlook is key to the authorities' ability to issue a debt law and replenish the General Reserve Fund (GRF), in our view. We estimate ......read more
• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities
• CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh
March 08, 2021: Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global pioneer in providing wealth planning and life insurance solutions, today marked its 50th anniversary with the announcement of a philanthropic partnership with Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization that champions the rights and interests of children worldwide, to end childhood pneumonia.
Established in 1971, CMA has become an industry leader preserving the wealth of more than 8,000 clients from 50 countries, and placed ......read more
Kuwait, 5 November 2020: Reiterating its support to the Kuwait Association for Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH), the Public Relations representatives in Burgan Bank visited "Bayt Abdulla” headquarters to gift the children special toys and games. The annual visit is aimed at drawing smiles on the faces of the children and to raise their spirits during their treatments.
Bayt Abdullah was established as the first children’s hospice in the Middle East and provides the highest standard of multi-professional palliative care and family support to children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses. This partnership between Burgan Bank and KACCH includes various visits and activities over the course of the year including this annual visit to donate toys. The toys will be distributed to all hospitals ......read more
First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020: Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.
Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more
For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector
Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda
At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world
October 11, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of the world’s biggest travel companies, and private sector leaders from the G20 countries
During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing a ......read more
The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups.
United Arab Emirates, October 07, 2020: On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of Beirut with a force equal to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Homes collapsed, high rise buildings were reduced to hollow frames and the streets for miles around were strewn with rubble. The blasts resulted in massive human loss, with more than 190 ......read more
September 22, 2020: To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.
Examples of the commitments the gold mining industry has made towards sustainable strategies include:
• Global partnership: ......read more
CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.
18 August 2020: CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter and 54.6 m (179.2ft) high and the world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall reaching 42.16 m (138ft).
Launched on November 29, 2019, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides guests with a unique experience, taking them to record-breaking heights. The two attractions are suitable for visitors of all ages and skills, with highly trained instructors taking visitors through safety tips and techniques before introducing ......read more
Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.
July 16, 2020: Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion.
Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July with all proceeds from the song and related activi-ties directly ......read more
Kuwait – February 29, 2020: With the aim of building community spirit and engaging in a shared experience during the joyous occasion, Burgan Bank participated in the National and Liberation Days festivities that were organized by the Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK).
Celebrating together with the children, who were dressed in national clothes, and their families, the kids enjoyed a fun-filled program which included decorating of flags and various competitions followed by distribution of gifts.
The celebration was dedicated to spreading happiness through a memorable event and a sense of belonging during one of Kuwait’s most important months’ as part of the Bank’s objective to promote social inclusion among the children and other segments of the society.
Burgan Bank's ......read more
September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030.
The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai Cares and every individual who supported this cause with their big-hearted contribution, the company has been able to bring hope to underserved children and youth.
Quote From The Body Shop:
The Body Shop globally operates with a clearly ......read more
spread the Joy” Initiative Returns to Promote a Culture of Solidarity
Kuwait, 23 May 2019: Al Hamra Real Estate Co., a leader in real estate development and management, recently hosted its Girgean event under the umbrella theme of nationwide initiative ‘Spread the Joy’, in collaboration with the Children’s Home, an orphanage managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. The event combined engaging and exciting activities to drive a memorable experience for the little girls and boys.
Reflecting the true spirit of the Ramadan season and rich Kuwaiti culture, the one-of-a-kind program returned to share good tidings with the less fortunate, reiterating the brand’s warm hospitality and compassion. Conveying messages of love and support during the event, the orphan girls, and boys ......read more
22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:
The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.
Categories of applicants
A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:
• Investors in the UAE real estate market;
• Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrepreneur;
• Exceptional students; and
• Spouses and children of the above ......read more
Recognized for its exceptional service and innovation across the country’s noteworthy deals for the 10th consecutive year
Kuwait – 20 October 2018: ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners (ASAR), Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms, is pleased to announce that it has for a record 10th consecutive year received a national award presented by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the world’s leading market guide for corporate and financial law firms worldwide. The 2018 IFLR national award presented to ASAR was for the “Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year” in Kuwait. The awards ceremony that was held on 17 October 2018 at the Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai, saw the attendance of partners and representatives from ......read more
EQUATE, Al Hamra Real Estate Co., Alghanim, Burgan Bank and Gulf Insurance Company join the WEP signatories in Kuwait, championing Women Economic Empowerment
Kuwait City, 2 October 2018 - Under the auspices of Her Excellency Mrs. Hind Sabeeh Barak Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, the Women's Research and Studies Center, College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University convened the launch of Women’s Empowerment Principles in Kuwait on 1 October 2018, at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry This initiative was designed to mobilize the Kuwaiti private sector to promote, support and accelerate gender equality between men and women and women’s economic empowerment, in alignment with the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ......read more
Ministry of Electricity and Water to Roll Out Smart Meters with Global Technology Leaders Zain, Oliver Wyman, and Ericsson using SAP Platform;
Markets and Markets: Global Smart Meters Market to Top USD 20 Billion by 2022
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, 25 September 2018: Millions of Kuwait’s residents and organizations will be able to benefit from a digital experience when it comes to electricity and water services, thanks to an innovative smart meters partnership announced today by the Ministry of Electricity and Water.
As part of the partnership with leading global technology companies, the Ministry of Electricity and Water have started deploying the smart meters that will reach, by the end of the project, a total of 800,000 electrical meters and 300,000 water meters to homes and organizations ......read more
7 May, 2018 – Kuwait continues to create an encouraging investment climate for the private sector to invest in infrastructure projects. This is according to Deloitte’s latest report “Doing business guide – understanding Kuwait’s tax position,” which finds that the country offers a series of potential benefits to foreign investors including income tax holidays up to 10 years, and exemptions from custom duties for importing relevant equipment and materials into the country.
The Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) has also introduced a scoring system that is followed when evaluating the issuance and approval of the investment licenses. The aim of the standards is to encourage businesses who have successfully contributed to Kuwait’s economy by offering them a set of ......read more
EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM
SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018 -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait.
The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, HE Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council and other members of the Emirate’s media and government communication sector.
Earlier, the Executive Committee of the Arab Media Forum announced the selection of Sharjah as the ......read more
Collaboration with KFAS and SACGC in R&D and innovation
Focuses on skills development and local capability building
Joint task force will reinforce KFAS, SACGC and Siemens’ commitment to Kuwait Vision 2035
Long-term vision includes setting-up a Training and Innovation Center in Kuwait
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018: Further expanding its knowledge-sharing commitment to the State of Kuwait, Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sabah Al Ahmad Centre for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC). The agreement establishes a strategic partnership between KFAS, SACGC and Siemens in different fields, designed to contribute to the digital transformation of Kuwait and to develop a highly-skilled local workforce. Siemens will ......read more
We anticipate Kuwait's large government and external net asset positions will continue to afford the authorities space to gradually consolidate government finances without weighing on growth.
We are therefore affirming our 'AA/A-1+' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Kuwait.
The stable outlook reflects our expectation that Kuwait's public and external balance sheets--backed by sizeable financial assets--will remain strong over the forecast horizon, offsetting risks related to lower oil prices, Kuwait's undiversified oil economy, its relatively nascent parliamentary system, and regional geopolitical tensions.
On Aug. 4, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AA/A-1+' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ......read more
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 07 May 2017: Kuwait won three GCC awards at the recently concluded 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects, the region’s premier recognition programme for completed projects in the Gulf region.
Shamal Az Zour Al Oula’s Az-Zour North One Power and Water Plant Project won the GCC Power Project of the Year as well as the GCC Mega Project of the Year awards, while AGi architects’ Three Gardens Project received the GCC Residential Project of the Year award.
The triple-award was an improvement from last year’s performance for Kuwait in the regional awards programme when it won one trophy, and is testament to the country’s robust projects industry. According to the MEED Insight GCC Construction Outlook 2017 report, Kuwait had one of the strongest construction markets in the ......read more
Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts
Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future
The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it
The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through Microsoft Office 365
Dubai Font, designed for 23 languages, enables everyone to express and communicate
Latin typeface is a bouquet of fonts which includes multiple languages
Government of Dubai Media Office – May 1, 2017: Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Font– Microsoft’s first font to be ......read more
Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners
Kuwait: 18 April, 2017
Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Kuwait National Library.
His Excellency honoured Taima Abdullah Al Omari, the Kuwait ARC champion who is in the 11th grade at Al Ratqa High School, and Dr. Mubarak Raja Al Otaibi, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award for the state.
His Excellency stated, “We are proud of our schools and students, who made excellent progress at the second round of the Arab Reading Challenge. We congratulate Taima Al Omari and Dr. Mubarak Al Otaibi, and wish them success as they enter the fourth and final stage of the challenge on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. Fatafeat and beIN donated meals among needy families in Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syrian refugees and set to reach other penurious areas.
During this journey, Fatafeat had the opportunity to meet with unprivileged and poor families in Egypt and Lebanon, to share their messages and stories of grief with the world. These stories will be shared through Fatafeat platforms and will help the world connect with the deprived people in the Arab ......read more
Tribecog announced today the launch of their compact food collection units in answer to the growing problem of food waste in hotels and restaurants.
It is an area of concern that is very topical as food waste is just an important issue as food security and according to a study by the United Nations 32.7% of food produced globally is wasted each year.
Even in the best-run kitchens there will be some food waste and although the priority is to reduce how much food is wasted in the property considering how best to dispose of unavoidable waste has always been a problem.
The Tribecog platform allows for an installation of an intelligent food collection unit that reduces the volume of the food waste by up to a factor of ten and at the same time de-odourises, de-vermins and de-noises the waste process. The container is then emptied ......read more
The Arab Women Parliamentarians for Equality “Ra’edat” Forum 2016
Women parliamentarians from the Arab States region unite to make a difference for sustainable development. While the Arab States region is at a crucial point of transition in history, gender equality and inclusion must be on the top of the region’s priorities.
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2016: Over 150 women parliamentarians and international organizations representatives from twenty countries gather in a regional forum in Rabat (Morocco) on 9 and 10 February, 2016 to discuss a unified agenda towards a more gender-responsive policy in the region and the inclusion of women in politics. The Forum is organized by the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality “Ra’edat”, in Arabic (Pioneers), the European Union and UN ......read more
Mazola’s helping hand has reached more than 5,000 Syrian refugee families.
The refugee and displacement problem is one of the most complex humanitarian issues facing the Middle East today. With more than four million Syrians fleeing their home country and seeking refuge in neighbouring Middle Eastern countries it is obvious that this is one of the largest refugee evacuations in recent history.
In response to the growing refugee humanitarian crisis, Mazola has stepped up their response to support the Syrian refugees. Joining efforts with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) which operates under Royal guidance and George and Sami Khoury & Co (GSK) their distributors in Jordan, Mazola has donated Mazola food products and blankets amongst the needy, throughout sites in Jordan. The food and blanket supply has ......read more
Averda consolidates leading regional positon with 5 year agreement
Dubai, 15 December 2015: Leading waste management provider, averda, has added the Kingdom of Bahrain to their growing list of partners in the GCC following an international tender which averda won on technical and financial merit. In a 5 year contract signed in Bahrain on the 8th of December with the Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning, averda will deliver a range of waste management and sustainable solutions using proven systems and technology tailored to the kingdom’s specific needs.
The partnership is timely as environmental issues in the GCC are becoming ever more important, with member states now seeking sustainable solutions using proven methods and technology to safeguard the environment for future generations. The ......read more
Region's most important communications event to showcase new advancements in TETRA technologies, simplifying the move to LTE
Exciting two-day show complements UAE's celebration of 2015 as the 'Year of Innovation'
Dubai, October 6, 2015- H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security, led the opening ceremony of the third edition of the annual Critical Communications Middle, the region’s most essential East Conference and Expo in critical communications, which will run from today (October 6, 2015) to October 7, 2015 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. The event is expected to be attended by more than a thousand communication experts, thought leaders and professionals and will serve as a strategic platform to showcase the latest communication ......read more
• Forbes Middle East has unveiled 3 new lists celebrating the successes of Arab women – The 100 Most Powerful Arab Business Women; The World’s 10 Most Powerful Arab Women and The 10 Most Powerful Arab Women in Government
• Lubna Al Olayan leads the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen list
• Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi ranks first in the government sector
• The Kuwaiti women prove their effectiveness by occupying 12 places, and Saudi Arabia leads with 6 positions
• Nemat Shafik leads the Arab women globally
• Egypt has the most number of entries in total at 22, followed by the UAE and Lebanon at 17
• Top 40 women leaders are from the Investment and Financial Services and Diversified sectors
• 15 women are working in the banking sector and 6 ......read more
UAE - Dubai, 19 September 2015: Today, UAE mourns the death of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
Sheikh Rashid died of a heart attack on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Sheikh Rashid, will leave a special place in people’s hearts. He was a known football fan and owner of Zabeel Racing International. He was a very prominent sports enthusiast who had joined several international and local competitions; has wowed many of his followers and made the country proud by winning 2 Gold medals in the 2006 Doha Asian Olympics and many other sporting contests.
Everyone was saddened by this loss and has been offering prayers and condolences.
The Dubai ruler’s court has declared a three-day ......read more
Tennis showed its most charitable side during the classic tennis tour at the Barcelona Royal Polo Club
Zenith was situated in a marquee on the central tennis court at the Barcelona Royal Polo Club, where they wholeheartedly lent their support to the Foundation established by former French footballer, Eric Abidal.
The Swiss watch brand helped raise funds for the Eric Abidal Foundation and its projects that are aimed at improving the lives of children and teenagers fighting cancer on a daily basis.
Zenith’s presence did not just last throughout the weekend during the matches and tournament, but it also extended its support and involvement in the gala dinner held at the Fairmont hotel. For the event, the brand donated two watches for the fundraising tombola that was drawn during the dinner on Sunday evening in the gardens of ......read more
Kuwait, July, 2015 – On the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan, as part of the hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, a flagship property of Rotana, previously certified as the world’s tallest hotel by Guinness Book of World Records along with Al Manshar Rotana Kuwait, the only five star Rotana property in Kuwait, and WSP l Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading professional services firms with 31,000 employees based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries organized the charity campaign for construction workers in Middle East.
Nearly 500 packages containing food and basic hygiene items were prepared and distributed in several employee accommodations of local construction companies in Al Quoz Industrial area and in Kuwait.
Commenting on the project, Karim Nahas, the General ......read more
New road safety training from International SOS for business travellers aims to increase awareness
Dubai – 5 July 2015 – Road accidents are a major hazard for UAE-based business travellers in the region, according to the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company International SOS, and one of the top five causes of medical evacuations led by International SOS globally.
UAE-based executives are travelling increasingly widely in the Middle East and Africa, International SOS research has found. Many of the countries they visit rank poorly for road safety, with some recording amongst the highest rates of road accidents in the world.
In an effort to help organisations manage this risk for their travelling workforces, International SOS and its joint venture partner Control Risks are ......read more
Proceeds from the activity donated to Bait-Al-Khair in UAE towards their Orphan Fund Project and to be used to support vulnerable children in Malawi as well as around the world, in alignment with the company’s global efforts.
Roche Children’s Walk 2015 received combined support from the company’s employees in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran (joining for the first time) and Pakistan; who organized various fund raising activities internally to raise donations
A global initiative which saw its 12th anniversary this year, Roche employees from 131 company sites across the world, used 24 hours to change a child’s future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 June, 2015: To support the cause of changing a child’s future, Roche Children’s Walk 2015 saw employees from the ......read more
Digital campaign goes viral in aid to raise awareness on initiatives local communities can support to make a difference
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2015 – CAREEM, MENA’s leading app for booking private, chauffeur-driven cars has launched a regional Ramadan CSR campaign across the 18 cities it operates in, actively involving all its employees and avid consumers to support their local communities to make a difference. The campaign, ‘Be CAREEM’, was launched through a captivating video on social media today and will target the region stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, in an attempt to raise awareness of various initiatives its respective communities can support and participate in for the betterment of its people.
“Our business is to connect people,” said Mudassir Sheikha, CAREEM’s co-founder and ......read more
Give back this Ramadan by sharing your unique view on the Holy Month
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2015: HTC announced its Ramadan campaign, #HTCramadan, which will give winners the opportunity to benefit Habitat for Humanity, an international charity organisation, and win an HTC One M9 just by participating. From the start of Ramadan on June 18 until Eid, HTC invites social media users throughout the Middle East to share images and posts in English, Farsi or Arabic to illustrate one of the themes each week; Family, Time to Pray, Ramadan in my City, and Eid Celebrations.
Participants can submit their entries for the theme of Family between June18 and 24; Time to Pray from June 25 to July 1; Ramadan in My City from July 2 to 8; and Eid Celebrations from July 9 to 15. Each week brings a new theme for participants to engage with, thus ......read more
June 23, 2015 - The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water has called upon all individuals, institutions and companies working in the environment and wildlife sector to participate in the Gulf Cooperation Council Award for the Environment and Wildlife. The award aims to encourage individual and collective initiatives undertaken to preserve the environment and wildlife, inspiring innovation and creativity to contribute towards sustainable development while raising awareness among GCC countries.
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf - Secretariat General has announced the launch of Gulf Cooperation Council Award for the Environment and Wildlife 2015. The award seeks to play an effective role in the preservation of the environment and conservation of natural resources and at the same time stimulate Gulf society to foster ......read more
Ramadan campaign approved by Scholarly Fatwa Committee
Sharjah, June 22, 2015: Celebrating the month of giving this Ramadan, Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) has launched the third edition of its "I deserve a life” Zakat Campaign in order to provide treatment and care for cancer patients who cannot afford it themselves. FoCP, the region’s leading cancer specific charity, will use Zakat money paid by individuals and organizations to cover treatment costs of cancer patients in the UAE.
The Permanent Fatwa Committee in Sharjah has approved the campaign which means that the Zakat fund can be spent on patients’ treatment, provided they are unable to afford it themselves. Therefore, FoCP has been given the go ahead to collect Zakat funds in order to support its campaigns to treat several types of cancer, including ......read more
Sharjah, October 8, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, taking place from 1 to 4 October. Meetings were held with tourism industry professionals and representatives of major travel and tourism companies in the cities of Kuwait, Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah ......read more
Team from UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are taking part in this initiative to help the cause of 65 million people suffering from this challenge around the globe, it is the 4th most common neurological condition
Dubai, UAE, May 9th, 2017: Epilepsy warrior and adventure enthusiast, Medina Ilyassova, will lead a group of 12 people to Tanzania on a ‘Wild Lion Expedition’. In ......read more
Big Heart Foundation mark World Refugee Day with $500,000 for vulnerable female refugees
“With nearly 51 million refugees the situation is reaching humanitarian crisis levels,” Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher
Sharjah, 20 June 2015: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, UNHCR Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, has called ......read more
UK announces world's largest single marine reserve
Following 2012 National Geographic Prisitne Seas Expedition
Davidoff Cool Water is proud to share that following the 2012 National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition funded with their support, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve, setting aside 322,000 ......read more
June 10, 2015 - H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, headed the UAE delegation to a milestone global conference tackling the implementation of the International Decade for Action-‘Water for Life 2005-2015,’ held on June 9 to 10, 2015 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan. The participation of the UAE in the conference reflects the country’s strong ......read more
UAE, June 03, 2015 - Participants of the 6th Green Economy Annual Conference, organized recently by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), have recommended a formation of an Operations and Communications Group. The group will include the Central Bank of the UAE, Ministry of Environment and Water, and ......read more
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum do the honors
Rashid Centre for Disabled celebrated Rashid Cultural Season, the centre’s best annual event this year in a grand way with aplomb and enthusiasm at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Cultural Season celebrated the release of ‘Glimpses of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more
Analysts Examine Key Industry At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 May 19-21, Dubai
Dubai, 21 May, 2015 - Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.97 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 0.4 percent over 2014 spending of US $11.92 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data ......read more
Nearly half a million dollars was donated to seven projects
CHIME FOR CHANGE, the innovative global campaign founded by Gucci, promotes Education, Health and Justice for girls and women around the
In 2014 - its first year of partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE – Gucci Parfums exceeded its $1 million donation goal, transforming girls’ and
women’s lives ......read more
Study reveals changing views on political speech, social media use, news credibility; places attitudes and behaviors of Arab countries in global context
Comfort expressing political opinions drops, especially in post-revolutionary countries Egypt (10 percentage point drop since 2013) and Tunisia (11 percentage point drop in same period).
Trust in national media rose from 44% to 50% since ......read more