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Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Endowments and Minors’ Funds Management Authority (Awqaf Abu Dhabi) has launched the Baytak Fel Jannah campaign for Eid Al Adha, aiming to raise funds for building and maintaining mosques in Abu Dhabi. The Baytak Fel Jannah campaign offers a specialized platform for collecting donations through the use of cutting-edge digital payment technologies, streamlining the donation process for Abu Dhabi’s citizens and residents. The campaign includes distributing cards with QR codes and signs to several mosques in Abu Dhabi. It also includes a social media marketing campaign on Awqaf Abu Dhabi’s platforms. To donate to the…

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Abu Dhabi: The first Emirati Blood Donation Forum has launched in Abu Dhabi, supported by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the healthcare sector regulator in the Emirate. The Emirates Blood Donation Association organized the forum, which was well-attended by prominent members of the community, including blood banks, healthcare officials, and strategic partners. The forum included a number of panel discussions that explored the significance of blood donation as a noteworthy humanitarian gesture that promotes public health, community cohesion, and the ongoing needs of patients. Furthermore, health professionals and subject-matter specialists gave awareness lectures that emphasized the advantages…

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Italy: The UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has arrived in Italy today for a working visit to attend the G7 Summit session on artificial intelligence and energy. His Excellency Giorgia Meloni, the prime minister of the Italian Republic, who is hosting the summit, extended an invitation for His Highness to attend. This participation serves as a further testament to the UAE’s dedication to supporting initiatives that seek to advance international cooperation and discourse in the face of common global issues, with the ultimate goal of ensuring a better and more prosperous future for future generations. The G7…

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Dubai: The Museum of the Future is inviting visitors to explore five innovative inventions that offer a combination of inspiration, knowledge, and fun for all ages during Eid Al Adha. A state-of-the-art robotic arm that is intended to record videos with remarkable accuracy allows visitors to have a peek into the future of filmmaking. A peek into the future is provided by the “Tomorrow Today” exhibition, which features concepts, prototypes, and existing products centered around waste management, the environment, food security, agriculture, and city planning. These technologies have the potential to completely transform the way we live today. Additionally on…

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Abu Dhabi: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has pledged to join the Advisory Committee of the UAE Alliance for Climate Action (UACA) to support the country’s net zero goals. Emirates Nature-WWF, an environmental nonprofit, formed UACA during COP27 to forge a multi-stakeholder coalition for climate action. Its goal is to accelerate the movement toward both short- and long-term net-zero targets and to promote more cooperation to establish a legislative framework that facilitates entities’ decarbonization initiatives. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates supports UACA, which involves subnational and non-state entities, including the commercial…

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Abu Dhabi: The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) in the UAE has been named a new WMO Regional Training Center (RTC) for Asia (Region II) by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The WMO Executive Council approved the recognition after a thorough evaluation of the programs and facilities provided by NCM in association with Abu Dhabi Polytechnic (ADPoly). The evaluation emphasized the outstanding caliber of instruction provided for both domestic and foreign short courses, workshops, and conferences. These cutting-edge facilities will act as a focal point for regional cooperation and knowledge of water, climate, and weather science. Following the announcement, Dr.…

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Abu Dhabi: Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Head of the International Affairs Office at the Presidential Court, led the UAE delegation to the 20th CGIAR System Council meeting (SC20) held on June 12-13, 2024, in Brasília, Brazil. Since formally joining the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a global partnership that brings together international organizations engaged in research about agriculture, food security, resilience, and climate adaptation, this was the UAE’s first time attending Council meetings. According to Mariam Almheiri, the UAE’s choice to actively participate in the CGIAR System Council demonstrates its steadfast dedication to guaranteeing long-term food security for…

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Dubai: Dubai Police General Command has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) systems into 29 administrative operations across different departments. This program optimizes time and effort for staff and consumers while strengthening Dubai’s security framework. It is in line with the orders of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. Additionally, it makes use of the yearly “Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence,” which consists of projects and plans meant to improve Dubai’s quality of life, resilience, economic competitiveness, and preparedness for the future. “This initiative strengthens the community’s…

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Abu Dhabi: Under the directives of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved the second housing and benefits package for 2024. Valued at AED 3.309 billion ($900 million), this package has been distributed to 2,015 citizens across Abu Dhabi. The housing benefits package helps 1,766 residents with housing loans worth over AED 3.046 billion ($828 million), including 782 loans for the purchase of apartments in the Balghaiylam residential project. Furthermore, AED262.8 million  ($828.51 million)in housing loan payments have been waived for senior citizens, low-income retirees, and the relatives…

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Abu Dhabi: The Red Sea Ports Authority (RSPA) and AD Ports Group have finalized a concession deal for the development, management, and operation of three cruise terminals at the ports of Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh. To provide new services, enhance access for cruise operators, and add new itineraries through the group’s network of cruise terminals in the Red Sea, AD Ports Group is investing a total of $4.7 million over the next 15 years for the management and operations of the three cruise terminals, which are anticipated to be operational in 2025. By supporting large passenger numbers and…

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