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January 20, 2022

DEWA receives BSI Kitemark certification for innovation, cementing its global leadership and excellence

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the British Standards Institution (BSI) Kitemark for Innovation, making it the first government organisation to receive this certificate at a global level. This new milestone reinforces its excellence in innovation and cements its global leadership.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, expressed his pride at this new global achievement, which underlines DEWA’s excellence and continuous efforts to advance the utility sector by adopting innovation as a solid organisational approach.

“At DEWA, we work relentlessly to implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, [...]

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January 20, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed appoints Salem Humaid AlMarri as Director-General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Dubai Crown Prince and President of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decision promoting Salem Humaid AlMarri, Deputy Director-General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), to the position of Director-General of the Centre. The Decision is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

With over 15 years of experience, AlMarri has been responsible for ensuring the success of various programmes within the UAE National Space Programme including Mars 2117, Emirates Mars Mission, UAE Astronaut Programme, and the UAE Satellite Programme. AlMarri has also [...]

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January 20, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed issues Resolution forming the ‘Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta’

In line with directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to develop the Hatta area, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Executive Council Resolution No. (3) of 2022 forming the ‘Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta’. The Hatta Master Development Plan, which forms an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, aims to transform Hatta into an attractive local and international destination for business, investment, and tourism.

The Committee is tasked with attracting [...]

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January 19, 2022

DEWA’s 250 MW hydroelectric power plant in Hatta is 35% complete

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the work progress at the Hatta hydroelectric power plant reached 35% by the end of December 2021. The plant’s production capacity is set to reach 250 megawatts (MW) with a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt-hours and a lifespan of up to 80 years. This is the first of its kind in the Gulf region with investments of around AED 1.421 billion. Turbines operated by the speed of the waterfall from an upper reservoir through a 1,200-meter water tunnel will be used to generate electricity, with high efficiency in power generation and storage of up to 78.9% and with a 90-second response to demand for electricity.

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January 19, 2022

DUBAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RANKS FIRST ON DUBAI GOVERNMENT CUSTOMER HAPPINESS INDEX 2021

Dubai Chamber of Commerce has ranked first on the Dubai Government Customer Happiness Index 2021, which evaluates the quality of services provided by government entities in Dubai in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Chamber achieved a rating of 91.9% in customer happiness and its strong performance was supported by expanded efforts to serve the private sector efficiently and improving ease of doing business in line with Dubai’s strategic vision. The results of the index were unveiled yesterday by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, [...]

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January 19, 2022

Emirates SkyCargo receives award for pharma cool chain capabilities

Emirates SkyCargo has been named as the ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021 for the transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, one of the leading global manufacturers of specialized containers for the transportation of sensitive pharmaceuticals by air. The title was awarded to Emirates on the basis of SkyCell’s global shipment data for pharmaceutical cargo which ranked carriers on a number of criteria including stability of transport temperature conditions across a range of origins and destinations. The award is an important validation of Emirates SkyCargo’s extensive cool chain infrastructure and capabilities dedicated for the [...]

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January 19, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed amends Resolution on-road transportation and vehicle rental activities in Dubai

Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Executive Council Resolution No. (2) of 2022 amending some clauses of Executive Council Resolution No. (47) of 2017 pertaining to the regulation of road transportation and vehicle rental activities in Dubai. 

The new resolution replaces clauses No. (1), (3), (5), (8), and (10) with new clauses related to vehicle transportation, obligations of the facilities, violations, administrative penalties, and grievances.

According to the amended resolution, it is mandatory to receive a permit to exercise the activities. The permit is [...]

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January 19, 2022

Annahar Media Corporation announces the Dubai office of ‘Annahar Al Arabi’

The Dubai Media Council and Annahar Media Corporation today announced the establishment of the Dubai office of the ‘Annahar Al Arabi’ news platform. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Dubai Press Club on Wednesday.

The launch of the new office in Dubai reflects the city’s emergence as a major centre for regional and global media and its ability to provide a growth platform for leading companies in the industry from across the world. The establishment of the office is set to further enhance the regional reach of the Corporation which offers diverse content covering a range of political, economic and social issues of interest to Arab [...]

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