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Dubai Customs hands out Eid money to 200 orphans

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DUBAI: Dubai Customs’ Ghayyath Volunteer Team has launched its “Ghayyath Eid Gift” campaign in cooperation with the Dubai Charity Association. The initiative targets orphans and the underprivileged in Ajman. The team gave Eid Al Fitr money to 200 orphans, along with 200 food baskets. Fouad Al Shihi, Head of the Ghayyath Volunteer Team, said that 2017 is a #year of ... Read More »

Dewa hosts raft of energy conservation activities in Ramadan


DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) organised an awareness programme during the Holy Month of Ramadan in cooperation with a number of government organisations in Dubai. This supports Dewa’s strategy to spread sustainability and encourage society members to rationalise the use of electricity and water. The programme is part of Dewa’s “Let’s Make this Summer Green” annual campaign. The ... Read More »

Dubai Customs salutes UAE’s 1st global customs efficiency ranking


DUBAI: Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation highly applauded the UAE’s achievement of topping the world’s Efficiency of Customs Procedures Index at the annual report of the Global Competitiveness of 2017. The book is issued by the Global Competitiveness Centre of the International Institute for Administrative Development in ... Read More »

UAE Food Bank receives 25 tons of food in 2 months

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DUBAI: During Ramadan, hundreds of low-income families and labourers benefitted from surplus food donated by supermarkets and hotels through the first location of the UAE Food Bank. Since its launch back in April, the bank has received 25 tonnes of canned food, bakeries, fruits, juice, chickpeas and jam from six major hypermarkets and food establishments including Spinneys, Choithrams and Lulu. ... Read More »

Dubai Customs announces Eid Al Fitr timing

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DUBAI: Dubai Customs announced the official working hours at its customs centers during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, to help individuals and companies clear their goods without any delay. The Air customs centers at Dubai Cargo Village, Dubai Airport Free Zone- gate number (5), and Dubai Flower Center will work round-the-clock, according to sources. “The inspection section at Dubai Multi ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports enters deal to develop Fujairah’s harbor


DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Ports has entered a concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah that will grant it exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure, including making berths deeper to let bigger vessels pass. It will also manage the port’s operations as part of the 35-year concession agreement, both parties said. “This agreement comes in line with the directives of Sheikh ... Read More »

Dubai Customs grabs Watani Emarat Humanitarian Work Award

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DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, honoured Dubai Customs on winning the 2017 Watani Emarat Humanitarian Work Award in the Basmat Watan (Nation’s Imprint) category. The award ceremony for the fifth cycle of the Watani Emarat Humanitarian Work Award, organised by the Watani Emarat Foundation, was themed, “This is What Shaikh ... Read More »

DP World inks Legoland Dubai partnership deal

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DUBAI: Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World has partnered with Legoland Dubai, to present the theme park’s boating school and sea port attractions as the exclusive ‘port terminal’ sponsor. Legoland Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, features over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15,000 Lego models made from over ... Read More »

DP World, Kazakhstan to build port system for Eurasian corridor

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DUBAI: Global operator of marine and inland terminals, DP World today said it has inked two pacts with Kazakhstan for developing a port community system (PCS) for Eurasian Transcontinental Trade Corridor. PCS is one-stop electronic platform developed by DP World company Dubai Trade which enables the exchange of information between organisations involved in maritime, inland and airport processes. “Two Memorandums ... Read More »

Dubai’s date trade tops $221 mln in 2016


DUBAI: Dubai’s total date trade amounted to $221.7 million in 2016, of which exports accounted for the largest share ($85.1 million), followed by imports ($72.1 million) and re-exports ($64.5 million), according to a recent analysis by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dubai’s export share of the emirate’s total date trade stood at 38 per cent in 2016. Compared ... Read More »

Dubai Chamber, Souq.com sign strategic partnership


DUBAI: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Souq.com in a move designed to facilitate cooperation between the two entities and expand Chamber members’ access to the region’s e-commerce. Under the terms of the agreement, Dubai Chamber members can avail exclusive benefits offered by Souq.com, including free access to its “Fulfilled by ... Read More »

Gold prices edge up globally; remain stable in Dubai


DUBAI: Gold edged up on Thursday from a near three-week low hit in the previous session, supported by softer US economic data and a fall in Asian shares following a report that President Donald Trump was being probed for possible obstruction of justice. The price of 24k gold today in Dubai is Dh153.50 and the 22k gold can be bought ... Read More »

Dubai Chamber teams up with Souq.com to boost e-tail


DUBAI: Dubai Chamber members will get training, access to promotions and exclusive benefits on Souq.com following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the chamber and the e-tailer. Dubai Chamber said the MoU is intended to ease long-term cooperation between the two, and expand chamber members’ access to regional e-commerce. Hamad Bu Amim, President and CEO of Dubai ... Read More »

New Dubai Customs scanner can detect one nanogram of drugs, explosives

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DUBAI: Dubai Customs has introduced a sophisticated scanner that can detect 25 controlled and banned items in 25 seconds, in a bid to clamp down on smuggling. The Ionscan 500DT can also detect as little drugs or explosives as one nanogram — which is one billionth of a gram — according to Mohammad Juma Nasser Buossaiba, Director-General of the UAE ... Read More »

Dubai Customs showcases its corporate excellence experience to Emirates Identity Authority

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DUBAI: Dubai Customs received a delegation from Emirates Identity Authority, as part of a program to exchange expertise and enhance cooperation between Dubai government departments. The visitors were received by Hussain Al Fardan, Head of Innovation Center, Khalfan Al Keaibi, Client Relation Manager, and Fatima AlAttar, Senior Officer, Client Service Development. The delegation included representatives of Corporate Excellence and Strategy ... Read More »

Ethiopia eyes role in DP World-run port in Somaliland

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DUBAI: Ethiopia is in talks to acquire shares in a joint venture involving DP World that will manage a port in northern Somalia, a Somali official said, a move that could give the fast-growing yet landlocked Horn of Africa economy its first stake in foreign docks. Somaliland, a semi-autonomous territory that aspires to statehood, has agreed “in principle” to give ... Read More »

UAE, Egypt to replace LNG supplier due to Gulf crisis


DUBAI: Qatar’s LNG supplies to the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Egypt will likely have to stop, according to the Chief Executive Office of Dubai-based consultancy Qamar Energy, Robin Mills, on Friday. Mills told Anadolu Agency that if direct LNG supplies from Qatari ports to the U.A.E, and Egypt cease due to the imposition of sanctions, both countries will need ... Read More »

UAE signs tax accord with Canada

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DUBAI: 2002 – The UAE and Canada signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital. The agreement was signed by Dr Mohammad Khalfan Bin Kharbash, UAE Minister of State for Financial and Industrial Affairs, and the Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, Christopher Thomson. Dr. Kharbash urged greater ... Read More »

Dubai Customs organizes “Path of Happiness” training

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DUBAI: Training Centre at Dubai Customs organized a training workshop entitled “Path of Happiness” which aims at raising awareness around happiness amongst Dubai Customs staff. Dr Shaikha Al Ghafiri, acting director of Dubai Customs’ Training Centre pointed out that the training workshop is part of the UAE’s vision to provide attractive environment to staff and clients. “Supported by Dubai Customs ... Read More »

DP World bans all Qatari vessels from UAE ports

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DUBAI: DP World has banned all Qatari ships from calling at UAE ports, it said in a statement on Tuesday evening. The Dubai-based ports operator announced that “all vessels with the flag of Qatar, or vessels destined to or arriving from Qatar are not allowed to call at any DP World terminals in the UAE until further notice.” DP World ... Read More »