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August 14, 2022

Dubai Customs presents its distinctive experience in developing customs sector to Tanzanian delegation

H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation received a high-level Tanzanian delegation headed by Ally Possi, Ministry of Works and Transport Deputy Permanent Secretary and included Hamza Saidi Johari, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Chairperson, Mussa Ibrahim Mbura, Tanzania Airports Authority Co-Chairperson, and a number of Tanzanian officials. 

From DP World Suhail Al Banna – CEO and Managing Director – the Middle East and Africa and AbdulAziz Al Marzooqi – Manager BD Research & International Relations – the Middle East and Africa Region attended the meeting. From Dubai [...]

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August 14, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed inaugurates new outpatient building at Dubai Hospital

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, affirmed that Dubai would continue to enhance its healthcare infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the population, in line with the highest global standards in medical care and specialised treatment. “We are committed to realising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation and to consolidate Dubai’s position as a leading global healthcare destination.”His Highness made the comments during the inauguration of an [...]

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August 14, 2022

304.6 million riders used public transport means, shared mobility and taxis in the first half of 2022

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the number of riders using public transport means and shared mobility in Dubai that includes Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, public buses, marine transport means (abras, ferry, water taxi, water bus), e-hail rides, smart car rental, Bus-On-Demand, and taxis (Dubai Taxi and franchise company taxies) clocked nearly 304.6 million during the first half of 2022. The number compares well with the number lifted in the first half of 2021 which amounted to about 202 million riders. The daily average rate of riders using public transport means, shared mobility and taxis in the first half of 2022 reached about 1.68 million riders, compared to [...]

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August 14, 2022

World Green Economy Summit in Dubai supports the UAE’s preparations for hosting COP28 at Expo City Dubai next year

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), will organize the 8th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) on 28 and 29 September 2022, in conjunction with the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS).

Besides its leading role in promoting a green economy, WGES plays a key role in supporting the UAE’s outstanding efforts in climate action and its firm commitment to sustainability. It also reflects the UAE’s unlimited support for energy and climate change [...]

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August 12, 2022

12% Growth in Abu Dhabi’s non-oil foreign trade during 1st half of 2022

The total value of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil foreign trade amounted to about AED 124 billion during 1st half of 2022, compared to AED 110 billion and 313 million, with a growth rate of 12%, recorded in the same period of 2020.

Exports during the first six months of this year increased to 26%, at a value of AED 49 billion and 479 million, compared to the same period in 2021, which they recorded AED 39 billion and 193 million, while re-export activities increased to 6% at a value of AED 23 billion and 43 million, compared to AED 21 billion and 689 million recorded during the last year, while the Exports in the United Arab Emirates increased to [...]

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August 12, 2022

ADDED launches innovation incubators programme to empower innovators and entrepreneurs

As part of its efforts to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Emirate, the Competitiveness Office of Abu Dhabi (COAD), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), has officially launched the “Abu Dhabi innovation incubators programme” to support individuals wishing to turn their ideas into innovative commercial opportunities that, in turn, will support a diversified, robust, smart, and sustainable economy. 

This incubator programme is part of the 14 initiatives under “Abu Dhabi Innovates”; Launched in May 2022, the framework was designed to enhance the innovation ecosystem in the Emirate. It provides visionaries and [...]

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August 12, 2022

AD Ports Group Q2 2022 Net Profit Surged 59% YoY

AD Ports Group today announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2022.  

The Group’s revenue grew 35% YoY to AED 1,242 million in Q2 2022 (+25% YoY growth in H1 2022), achieving record results for H1 growth mainly driven by the Maritime and Economic Cities & Free Zones (EC&FZ) Clusters, and to a lesser extent by the Digital Cluster.

The Ports Cluster Q2 2022 revenue performance was hampered by an unfavourable base effect from the one-off sand supply contract that ran from March until October 2021. However, on a like-for-like (LFL) basis, the Ports Cluster revenue grew by 20% YoY in Q2 2022.

EBITDA increased 41% [...]

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August 12, 2022

Miraval Resorts & Spas Announces Plans to Expand The Miraval Life in Balance Spa Experience to Park Hyatt Aviara

Miraval Resorts & Spas, a global leader in wellness destinations, plans to bring its world-renowned Miraval Life in Balance Spa concept to Southern California at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in early 2023. The Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara offers a personalized approach to wellness, where the power of energy and physical touch guide guests to consciously explore the connection of body, mind, and spirit. The joining of the Park Hyatt Aviara and Miraval Life in Balance Spa marks the culmination of a $60 million dollar resort-wide renovation that includes the design of the new Life in Balance Spa, built with the intention to awaken the senses and serve as a catalyst [...]

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August 11, 2022

New Tenable Cloud Security Agentless Assessment with Live Results Provides Near Real-time Detection of Zero-day Threats

Tenable®, the Cyber Exposure Management company, today announced transformational additions to Tenable Cloud Security that represent the industry’s next step in assessing threats related to cloud vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. With the introduction of Tenable Cloud Security Agentless Assessment paired with Tenable Cloud Security Live Results, Tenable is helping organizations not only remediate vulnerabilities faster but also prevent threats like zero-days from being exploited.

The window between when a vulnerability is discovered and when it is exploited continues to shrink. Attackers typically start scanning for vulnerabilities within 15 minutes of a CVE [...]

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August 11, 2022

ADNOC Announces $1.17 Billion Contract for Jack-up Barges to Support Production Capacity Growth

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today a $1.17 billion (AED4.3 billion) contract for the hire of 13 self-propelled jack-up barges to drive offshore operational efficiencies and support the expansion of its crude oil production capacity to five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030.

The five-year contract was awarded by ADNOC Offshore to ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) and underpins the world-class capabilities within ADNOC’s group companies. Over 80% of the award value will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s successful In-Country Value (ICV) program, supporting local economic growth and diversification.

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August 11, 2022

Department of Health and Malaffi use AI to predict patients’ future risk of disease in Abu Dhabi

Malaffi, the region’s first Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform, a strategic initiative of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH), has added a Patient Risk Profile as a new functionality available to all doctors that are authorized to access the platform. The functionality predicts the level of risk for an individual patient to develop certain chronic diseases or suffer an acute event. The technology behind Malaffi’s risk management solution uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and machine learning algorithms, to build predictive risk models based on the available Emirate’s population-level demographic and clinical data in Malaffi.

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August 11, 2022

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 Demonstrates Global Reach and Impact with over 4,500 Submissions

Following a successful 4-month submissions phase, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global award for recognizing excellence in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2023 awards cycle. Over 4,500 applications were received across the five Prize categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools, from a record 152 countries, demonstrating the Prize’s growing global reach and impact.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize winners will be announced at the 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony that will be held on January 16, 2023, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

The Prize witnessed a 13% increase in [...]

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August 11, 2022

Quote by Aysha Mohammad Alremeithi, DEWA’s Youth Council President, on International Youth Day 2022

“Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) adopts an integrated strategy to qualify a youth to participate in different areas of national work. We believe that the youths are tomorrow’s leaders and the cornerstone of ensuring a brighter future for generations to come. DEWA attaches great importance to supporting its Youth Council to enhance its role in extending bridges of communication with youth councils in different parts of the UAE. This consolidates their positive contribution to DEWA’s excellence journey and the UAE’s competitiveness in all areas. It also strengthens communication between young employees and the top management to deliver on their suggestions, views, and [...]

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