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Dubai Customs to celebrate 5th UAE Customs Week 2022 and International Customs Day

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Dubai Customs is set to kick off the 5th UAE Customs Week 2022 under the theme “Leading Customs Digital Transformation” in conjunction with the International Customs Day, which is observed on 26th January every year. The UAE Customs week (24-28 January) aims to spread knowledge about the major role of customs sector in facilitating trade and securing the borders.  The event will start with a virtual ceremony in the presence of H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of Dubai Customs, who will deliver the welcoming note, which will be followed by notes and presentations for different customs and digital entities. In the event, Dubai Customs will launch 32 initiatives and activities organized by 13 customs centers and departments, as well as 4 major projects following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai which calls for active involvement in the 4th industrial revolution.  The Customs Week events will include the organization of the International Customs Day Forum on 26th January, which will host a panel to discuss future developments in customs digital transformation and will see the participation of representatives of international...

Noguchi, Nyaho out of new UAE shortlist of COVID-19 test centres – Report

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Noguchi and Nyaho Medical have been conducting COVID-19 PCR tests for travellers When Emirates Airlines resumed its Accra-Dubai-Accra flights on Thursday, January 13, 2022, the airline published a new set of COVID-19 protocols mandated by the UAE government for Ghanaian travellers.The airline said, if Dubai is a traveller’s final destination, requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility within 48 hours of departure; validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected.The 48hr PCR test, however, was limited to five facilities only: LEDing, Frontier, Airport Clinic, MDS-Lancet and Akai House Clinic.Passengers are also required to take another test at the Kotoka International Airport six (6) hours before departure and present the results of the rapid or real time PCR.The 6-hour pre-departure test is to be done at only two laboratories located within the Kotoka International Airport enclave: LEDing and Frontier.Conspicuously missing from the list are two prestigious health institution: The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) a semi-autonomous institute of the University of Ghana and the is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana—and the Nyaho Medical Centre.The decision by the airline to suspend...

Saudi developer KEC awards construction contract for Madinah Gate bus station

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RIYADH: MENA’s first man of the internet Ronaldo Mouchawar may have sold the firm he set up for $580 million, but has the same drive he had when he joined his first startup 20 years ago. The Syrian entrepreneur built the largest online marketplace in the region, Souq.com, in 2005 and 12 years later sold it to US tech giant Amazon. But rather than sunning himself on the most exclusive beaches around the world, he stayed on to become vice president of Amazon MENA. Souq now attracts more than 45 million customers per month and offers 9.5 million products on its platform, ranging from consumer electronics, household goods, fashion brands to baby products. It employs 4,500 staff. Mouchawar’s career is closely linked with the development of the web in the region. Born in Aleppo, Syria, to a family of traders and engineers, Mouchawar was a basketball star at local team Jalaa SC Aleppo, before heading to the US’ Northeastern University in Boston in the late 1980s to study a bachelor’s and later master’s degree in computer science. He remained in the US, working at information technology firm EDS, founded by billionaire Ross Perot, who unsuccessfully ran for the...

Celebratory start to Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Goals Week with inspiring projections, speech by...

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Celebratory start to Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Goals Week with inspiring projections, speech by UN Dep Sec-Gen at Al Wasl DUBAI, 15 January 2022 – Inspiring bespoke projections and a speech by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General at Al Wasl Plaza, the beating heart of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, on Saturday evening proved a spectacular start to the World Expo’s Global Goals Week – the annual event’s first time leaving the UN General Assembly in New York City. Collective progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at creating a better and more equitable future for all by 2030, underpins Expo’s latest Theme Week – held in association with the UN and running until next Saturday (22 January). With this in mind, bespoke projections lit up Al Wasl dome – the largest 360-degree projection screen in the world – from 1830 GST on Saturday (15 January). A procession of UN SDG flags, carried by UN SDG advocates, followed shortly after, as well as a speech by special guest Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations. Amina J Mohammed said: “The ten million visits that Expo 2020 has received so far are a clear sign that people, governments, businesses and organisations from across...

Lazio’s commitment to tacking climate change on display at Expo 2020 Dubai

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Lazio’s commitment to tacking climate change on display at Expo 2020 Dubai In an ongoing series of forums focusing on the Italian region of Lazio, the Italy Pavilion today discussed the region’s comprehensive approach to tackling climate change through co-planning processes and innovative methods and tools Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2022: Mitigating and adapting to climate change; sustainable use and protection of marine resources; transition towards a circular economy; pollution prevention and reduction; protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems were just some of pressing topics that were debated yesterday during the forum ‘Mitigating and adapting to climate change on a local level: Lazio Region’s commitment in favour of the ecological transition,’ at the Italy Pavilion’s Amphitheatre at Expo 2020 Dubai. The forum addressed these crucial issues and how governments globally should be including recovery and development policies moving forwards. The growing interest in climate change and how it varies locally has transcended the scientific community, directly involving local administrations, policymakers and stakeholders. Today’s event was organised by the Lazio Regional Government together with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) and featured participants from Rome’s...

Dubai Customs to celebrate 5th UAE Customs Week 2022 and International Customs Day

Dubai Customs is set to kick off the 5th UAE Customs Week 2022 under the theme “Leading Customs Digital Transformation” in conjunction with the...

Noguchi, Nyaho out of new UAE shortlist of COVID-19 test centres – Report

Noguchi and Nyaho Medical have been conducting COVID-19 PCR tests for travellers When Emirates Airlines resumed its Accra-Dubai-Accra flights on Thursday, January 13,...

Saudi developer KEC awards construction contract for Madinah Gate bus station

RIYADH: MENA’s first man of the internet Ronaldo Mouchawar may have sold the firm he set up for $580 million, but has the...

Celebratory start to Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Goals Week with inspiring projections, speech by UN Dep Sec-Gen at Al Wasl

Celebratory start to Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Goals Week with inspiring projections, speech by UN Dep Sec-Gen at Al Wasl DUBAI, 15 January 2022 – Inspiring...

Lazio’s commitment to tacking climate change on display at Expo 2020 Dubai

Lazio’s commitment to tacking climate change on display at Expo 2020 Dubai In an ongoing series of forums focusing on the Italian region of...

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMY AND TOURISM AND HSBC SIGN MOU TO HIGHLIGHT DUBAI’S POSITION AS A GLOBAL LIVEABILITY HUB

MoU will pave the way for DET and HSBC to promote Dubai as a leading international destination for leisure, business and events. DUBAI, United...

COP President visits Egypt and United Arab Emirates to build on momentum from COP26 for global climate action

COP President Alok Sharma visits Egypt and UAE, hosts of COP27 and COP28First in series of engagements between countries to build on momentum from...

100 CELLOS LIVE IN DUBAI 2022

OPEN CALL FOR MUSICIANS:  100 CELLOS LIVE IN DUBAI 2022 The Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 calls for cellists – professional, student, or amateur...

The Spanish dancer Eduardo Guerrero brings flamenco to the international scene of Expo 2020 Dubai

The Spanish dancer Eduardo Guerrero brings flamenco to the international scene of Expo 2020 Dubai The performance will be on January 18 and 19...

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