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Abu Dhabi Ports handled 1.74m containers in 2018


Abu Dhabi: The number of standard container handling by Abu Dhabi Ports has increased last year by 24 per cent, to reach 1.74 million containers, compared to 1.4 million in 2017, according to the latest statistics. The statistics reflect the company’s commitment to achieving economic diversification in Abu Dhabi, through the development of non-oil sectors and the use of innovation ... Read More »

Let the UAE be the role model of business owners


Dubai : On December 1, many in the UAE received a call from the number 1971, a number which coincides with the birth year of the country. When we answered the call, it was a pre-recorded message from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. People took screenshots of the call and posted happy messages on their ... Read More »

Pakistani community helps man pay Dh200,000 blood money in UAE


Dubai : The Pakistani community came forward to pay Dh200,000 diya (blood money) of a young man who died in a car accident last month. The 21-year-old Pakistani Abdul Rehman died in a car accident while four of his Pakistani friends sustained serious injuries after the car they were travelling veered off and flipped several times on the mountainous area ... Read More »

UAE transfers Dh1bn customs duties for GCC in 2018


Dubai : The Federal Customs Authority has announced that the total value of customs duties transferred by the UAE to the GCC countries amounted to about AED1 billion in 2018, as well as transfers from the GCC to local customs administrations. The transfers were through the implementation of 168,726 transactions in the Automated Transfer Customs Duty, ATCD, system, which was ... Read More »

India’s OYO plans Saudi debut, UAE expansion


Dubai : Indian hospitality start-up, OYO plans to launch a new category in Saudi Arabia to tap the large inflow of religious tourists into the country OYO, the unicorn Indian hospitality start-up, will soon enter Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, as part of its ambitious expansion plans in GCC. The online aggregator has also set a target of ... Read More »

DP World invests $3 billion in 2018


Dubai : DP World, Dubai-based global operator of shipping terminals, diversified its global business portfolio through investments and acquisitions worth $3 billion in 2018, the company said. It also deepened its engagement with revolutionary new technologies and extended meaningful support to environmental initiatives around the world during the year, achieving strategic growth in diverse fields, it said. The headline projects ... Read More »

The UAE’s active role in Horn of Africa peace-making


Dubai : As a momentous year draws to a close, The National is running a series of articles examining the impact of the growing diplomatic strength of the UAE. Over the next few days, we will examine the country’s growing international influence, be it through the soft power of culture and connectivity, or strengthening ties within the GCC and further ... Read More »

Borouge breaks ground on 5th polypropylene unit in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) has begun construction of its fifth polypropylene unit within the company’s plant in Ruwais region of the UAE capital. Once the project comes on stream in the third quarter of 2021, it will boast a production capacity of 480,000 tonne per year, said a statement from Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil ... Read More »

Khalifa Port to double container volumes in 2019, official says


Abu Dhabi : Khalifa Port expects to double the number of containers handled next year with the help of China’s Cosco Shipping Ports, which inaugurated a $430 million terminal and container freight station at the Abu Dhabi facility on Monday, officials said. CSP, the Hong Kong-listed unit of the world’s No. 3 container shipping line China Cosco Shipping Corporation, has ... Read More »

UAE Participates In Customs Procedures And Information Meeting In Cairo


CAIRO, : The UAE participated in the 21st meeting of the Customs Committee on Procedures and Information affiliated with the Arab Economic Integration Department at the Arab League, which commenced on Wednesday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League. Majed Al Suwaidi, Head of Policies and Procedures Department at the Federal Customs Authority, represented the UAE ... Read More »

China’s CSP, Abu Dhabi Ports launch new terminal


Abu Dhabi : China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) and Abu Dhabi Ports inaugurated on Monday a new terminal at Khalifa Port. The terminal was formally inaugurated at a ceremony by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chief of Abu Dhabi crown prince’s court. The ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of ... Read More »

Director of Dubai Customs inspects 30m suitcases


DUBAI: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport on Sunday 2nd December 2018 to review the facilities provided to passengers. He congratulated the inspection officers on the UAE 47th National Day and thanked them for their hard work and vigilance. Musabih pointed out that inspection officers at the airport are very ... Read More »

Dubai port set to welcome 25,000 tourists as cruise ships arrive


Dubai : Five cruise ships packed with 25,000 sea-faring tourists from across the globe will be plotting a course for Dubai Creek this weekend. Vessels from the UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain will be docking in Dubai for one of the busiest weekends of the year. Dubai Cruise Terminal will welcome the ships into port on Saturday morning, but ... Read More »

1.6m Pakistanis contributing to UAE economy, says envoy


Dubai : Even as the top court asks questions about properties developed by Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the 1.6 million Pakistanis were contributing to the development and prosperity of the Emirati state. This was stated by UAE’s Ambassador Hamad Obaid Salem Al Zaabi at an event held in the capital to mark the 47th national day of ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Police launches tourist guide to UAE’s customs and law


Abu Dhabi : My Tourism is Safe campaign, which runs until the end of the year, will see officials in Abu Dhabi distribute printed guides in English, French, Chinese and Urdu that explain current laws and regulations Abu Dhabi Police has launched a new tourism campaign for the capital that aims to raise awareness about the UAE’s laws, customs and ... Read More »

800 delegates for top trade event in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi : Over 800 people, including more than 200 leading government officials are expected to take part in the upcoming 5th International Trade Development Week in Abu Dhabi, UAE, a media report said. The annual conference, which is organised by the Ministry of Economy, will be launched by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and attended by ... Read More »

Dubai Customs launches strategic planning scheme


Dubai : Dubai Customs has launched “Masar Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Program” which is expected to help automate operational plans and KPI’s for all units in the department. “Maintaining the leading international position and developing it for Dubai Customs is part of our vision. With this in mind, we embarked on a number of leading projects and initiatives in ... Read More »

UAE likely to see $50bn skilled labour gap by 2030


Dubai : Businesses focus too much on technology as opposed to human labour, causing a skill gap in the market, according to the MD of Korn Ferry By 2030, the UAE is likely to experience a skilled labour gap worth $50 billion, making up 5 percent of the economy, according to Jonathan Holmes, country chair and managing director of Korn ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Power activation event maps out roles


Dubai : The Department of Energy (DoE), the entity responsible for strengthening the pioneering status and sustainability of the energy sector in Abu Dhabi, recently opened an activation event for the Abu Dhabi Power Corporation. Abu Dhabi Power is an entity with a mandate to oversee the performance and guide the development of the energy sector in the UAE’s capital ... Read More »

UAE’s business regulations get global recognition in latest report


Dubai : The UAE’s ranking in the Doing Business 2019 report, an objective measure of business regulations and their enforcement put out annually by the World Bank, speaks volumes about the efforts of the UAE’s government and its business community to make the country a global leader. In this year’s index, the UAE ranked 11th, ahead of some of the ... Read More »