Dubai Chamber explores investment opportunities in Kazakhstan

Dubai: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is organising Kazakhstan, the Country Focus Briefing, to explore new trade links in collaboration with Kaznex Invest, the Kazakhstan National Agency for Export and Investments, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kazakhstan. The briefing session scheduled on Sept 11 at the Chamber premises will be presided over by Hamad…

Abu Dhabi on track to meet 2012 hotel guest target

Abu Dhabi: The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has welcomed 1.37 million hotel guests between January and July showing an increase of 11 percent over the corresponding seven month period last year and remains well-placed to meet its annual target of 2.3 million. “While traditionally lower travel rates during the Holy Month of Ramadan saw Abu Dhabi’s hotels and hotel apartments return a 6% drop in year-on-year hotel guests for the…

Hazza Bin Zayed acknowledges the commencement of operations at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi: H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council today acknowledged the successful completion of Khalifa Port through a formal visit to view operations at the state of the art flagship container terminal, the most technically advanced in the region. The official inauguration of Khalifa port will take place by the end of this year. Praising the tireless…

DMI to recruit 500 Emiratis

Dubai: Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) has unveiled a national plan to attract young Emirati media professionals to its multiple media channels (press, radio and TV). The new initiative ”Engage in Future”, which built on last year’s successful drive, aims to train Emiratis on various fields to become media persons, engineers and administrators Ahmad Abdullah Al Sheikh, Managing Director of DMI, affirmed ”The initiative embodies DMI’s vision to deliver highest levels…

Government Communications “Updates Its Status” As More And More GCC Government Departments Sign Up To Social Media

Dubai: Although only 15% of the world’s governments are on Twitter, social media is gaining significance giving organisations and people a greater voice. GCC Government Social Media Summit convening in Dubai on September 17-19 sheds more light on how governments can use social media for effective internal and citizen communications. The GCC Government Social Media Summit brings together case studies from US Department of State, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office,…

Mid-day break rule compliance reaches over 99% in two months: MoL

Abu Dhabi: Almost all private companies have complied with the three month-long mid-day break rule, a top labour official disclosed today. The Ministry of Labour (MoL) bans out-door activities under the direct sun light from 12.30 and 3.00pm from June 15 until September 15 this year. Mohsen Ali, Director Inspection Department, MoL, said 99.79% of private firms had committed to the resolution from June 15 up to end of August…

DP World, PCFC Security Department sign new strategic deal to enhance efficiency

Dubai: DP World, UAE Region, the regional marine terminal operator, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Ports, Customs ‘&’ Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Security Department to strengthen and provide greater strategic depth and efficiency to security operations at its port facilities in Dubai. The agreement, signed in DP World Head Office by Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, and Mahmood…