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Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) has launched a digital public consultation to gather the views of relevant stakeholders on the potential implementation of a Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive under the UAE Corporate Tax law. The consultation will be open from 19 April to 14 May 2024, and accessible via the Ministry’s website. The digital public consultation reflects the Ministry’s belief in the importance of consulting with all stakeholders including businesses operating in the UAE, advisors, service providers, institutions and investors. The purpose of the consultation is to understand the scope of potential R&D activities undertaken…

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Abu Dhabi: Dubai Airports has urged travelers to be at the airport no later than two hours before their scheduled departure and advised against traveling to the airport until their flight has been confirmed. Additionally, until 23:59 GMT on April 19, Emirates has chosen to halt check-in for all of its network’s customers who are traveling through Dubai for subsequent connections. This is to aid in the operations’ recuperation at its Dubai hub following the recent poor weather. Emirates stated in a statement that travelers who are currently in Dubai and transit will keep getting their flights processed. Customers can…

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Abu Dhabi: The 12th NYUAD Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World, organized by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and Tamkeen, will take place from April 25–28. Cross-disciplinary teams from all over the world will be invited to the international event, which is unique in the area, to address problems in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing (QC). The goal is to create concepts that advance social good to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. Teams of seven to ten talented students from across the globe, with a majority from the Arab world, will…

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Dubai: VAP Group has announced the triumphant conclusion of the inaugural editions of the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show, held on April 16 and 17, 2024, at Grand Hyatt, Dubai. The heavy rainfall that hit Dubai on Tuesday this week, most of the other events were canceled, only the Global AI Show and Global Blockchain Show took place. Thousands of attendees witnessed these grand events. While the event was seeing great success, VAP Group’s CEO, Vishal Parmar, took this moment to announce a significant milestone for blockchain & AI services by launching Times of AI and Times…

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Abu Dhabi: Pavegen, the inventor of a technology that produces renewable energy from human footsteps, announced on the third day of the World Future Energy Summit, hosted by Masdar at ADNEC from 16–18 April 2024, that it has planted 279 mangrove plants, as part of its interactive installation at the summit to transform human movement into a tangible mechanism for mangrove tree planting. To draw attention to the value of environmentally friendly development and preservation in the fight against climate change, Pavegen intends to plant 1000 mangrove trees around the United Arab Emirates. This program is a component of Pavegen’s…

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Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Centre (ADSCC) has teamed up with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) to enhance accessibility to bone marrow transplants for patients in need, providing them with treatment and support via the centre’s dedicated Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant (ADBMT) Program. Patients referred by the ERC medical committee will receive medical consultations from ADSCC as part of the cooperation. Furthermore, both organizations will collaborate on fundraising campaigns to assist and pay for BMT procedures for patients from low-income backgrounds. The collaboration intends to offer these vital treatments to patients suffering from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis,…

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Dubai: DEWA’s stand at the 2024 World Future Energy Summit, held by Masdar in Abu Dhabi from April 16 to 18, attracted numerous VIPs, officials, and attendees who praised the organization’s initiatives, particularly in renewable and clean energy. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Court for Development and Fallen Heroes’ Affairs, visited DEWA’s stand. His Highness was briefed about DEWA’s key renewable and clean energy projects. The most prominent of these projects is the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park implemented by DEWA. This is the largest single-site solar park in the…

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Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Cricket and Sports Hub will be hosting the upcoming 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier 2024 in April and May. The 32-match ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier 2024 will be held from April 21 to May 7, with the championship game taking place at Zayed Cricket Stadium. Two seats at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, which is held in Bangladesh in September and October of this year, will be determined by the competition. In addition to the host country, Abu Dhabi will have representation from the US, Vanuatu, Ireland, the…

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Abu Dhabi: The signing of numerous new contracts for the provision of security solutions and commercial printing services throughout Africa and the Middle East by E7 Group, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, represents a major advancement in the company’s pursuit of profitable growth and global expansion. On the security solutions front, E7 Security has broadened its presence in Africa by securing two new contracts worth over AED25 million ($ 6.75 million) combined. These contracts include a one-year agreement for printing examination papers and a two-year agreement for supplying ePassports. On the commercial printing front, E7 Printing…

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Sharjah: The Sharjah Municipality has deployed 65 community service patrols to areas hit by the recent rainfall as part of its ongoing efforts to lessen its effects. The municipality uses all of its resources, including its fleet of vehicles, to reduce damage, enhance traffic, and guarantee the security of its citizens’ possessions. A committed group is working nonstop to carry out fieldwork in every area in Sharjah. The High Committee for Rain Emergencies’ Head and Director-General of SM, Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji, emphasized the municipality’s dedication to handling substantial water accumulations brought on by intense rains. He applauds the town…

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