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Sharjah: H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree to establish the Al Hamriyah Mangroves Reserve in the Emirate of Sharjah. Emiri Decree No. 53 of 2022 authorizes the Emirate to establish a natural reserve known as “Al Hamriyah Mangroves Reserve.” RESTRICTIONS IN THE REGION Taking into account the provisions of Articles (64) (65) (66) (67) of Federal Law No. (24) of 1999, it is prohibited, in general, to take actions, engage in activities, or display behaviors that would damage or deteriorate the ecosystem, harm wildlife (marine or…

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Dubai: UAE-based charity focused on the prevention of blindness and visual impairment globally, Noor Dubai has restarted its humanitarian activities in Nepal by conducting an eye camp to screen and treat eye diseases, primarily Cataract. The 7-day eye camp by Noor Dubai was launched on the 16th of September in partnership with the Nepal Netra Joyti Sang hospital. According to the available data, Nepal was one of the first countries to conduct a nationwide eye and vision survey back in 1980 and conducted another one in 2012 following the Rapid assessment for avoidable blindness guidelines from the WHO, which looks…

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Muscat, Oman: In line with its ambitions to extend bilateral relations with partners across the region, a delegation from the UAE’s official news agency, Emirates News Agency (WAM) has signed a media cooperation agreement with the Oman News Agency (ONA). The agreement signing was part of the official 2-day visit of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Sultanate of Oman. The cooperation agreement aims to strengthen their cooperation in exchanging news and organizing capacity building training programs for their employees. The signing of the agreement aligns with WAM’s keenness to consolidate its partnerships with international…

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Dubai: UAE-based not-for-profit NGO for literature, the Emirates Literature Foundation has opened its their 2023 competitions for schools, celebrating champion readers, storytellers, poetry performers and the craft of fine handwriting. Students with a talent for poetry performance can showcase their interpretation of a favorite poem in the Emirates NBD sponsored “Poetry For All,” while young writers can show off their writing skills in the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and their beautiful penmanship in the Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition. In the Chevron Readers’ Cup, schools will compete against each other to show who…

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Washington, US: The UAE Embassy in Washington is organizing an art exhibition titled “While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE” from 22nd of September to the 14th of October 2022. The exhibition, held at Fathom Gallery in Washington, DC is being coordinated by the Dirwaza Curatorial Lab in Abu Dhabi. The event is showcasing numerous artworks by 27 Emirati artists and UAE residents. “Art has a special ability to connect diverse peoples and cultures,” Ms. Shaima Gargash, Deputy Chief of Mission at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC remarked while further elaborating that, “It is a…

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Dubai: In what would be another testament of the UAE’s leading position in global healthcare, Dr. Eman Taryam Al Shamsi, Consultant and Head of Pediatric Hematology Oncology service at Al Qassimi Women and Children’s Hospital has become the 1st Arab and Emirati member of the Women Leaders in Pediatric Oncology (WLPO) Network’s Steering Group. Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Women and Children’s Hospital is part Emirates Health Services. Dr. Al Shamsi’s membership in the WLPO steering is a significant achievement and a new success for the EHS medical staff. I believe this is a result of EHS’ support for its medical staff…

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Dubai: The “Taiwan Modest Fashion and Beauty Online Pop-up Shop” had its virtual launch recently with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organizer making the official announcement through a live online broadcast. The virtual launch event intends to sponsor Taiwanese firms and introduce good-quality products with a series of activities, including online pop-up shop, Modest Fashion Show, makeup demo, Halal beauty product launch, and one-on-one online business matchmaking. The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), Taiwan Sweater Industry Association (TSIA), and the Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) co-organized the event which was led by TAITRA. The Online Pop-up Shop…

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Dubai: The General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) has confirmed that one of the most significant privileges provided by the Federal Law No. 7 of 1999 for Pension and Social Security is the ability of the insured person to receive the maximum pension at 100 percent of the contribution account salary. Mr. Mohamed Saqer Al Hammadi, Head of the Pension Operations Department at the GPSSA, explained that being aware of the benefits of the law and the privileges it provides to the insured individual is aligned with the media campaign launched by the GPSSA at the beginning of the…

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Abu Dhabi: The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is all set to host the Inaugural Edition of Bike Abu Dhabi Festival from the 7th of November to the 13th. The Festival which organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nayan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, is the latest initiative under the Bike Abu Dhabi platform, which was launched by H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed in November 2021 to spearhead the emirate’s long-term ambitions to become a leading global cycling hub. 5TH UCI URBAN CYCLING WORLD…

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Dubai: Celebrating the World Tourism Day, the Tourist Police Department of Dubai has organized an event to mark the day at the Kite Beach, Jumeirah. The event, which saw a massive turnout of tourists and residents, was organized by the Department in cooperation with Dubai Police strategic partners and the participation of the Sports Affairs Department and the force’s community-based initiative “Positive Spirit”. The commemorative event included numerous activities and shows performed by the Dubai Police Musical Band, the K9 team, Dubai Police Bike Patrols, and the distribution of gifts and prizes. Dubai Police luxury police patrols also participated in…

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