Monday 19 March 2018

Graft was costing Saudi govt $20bn a year: Crown Prince

The anti-graft crackdown initiated in Saudi Arabia recently was "extremely necessary" because roughly $20 billion of state funds was "disappearing" every year, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said in a US television interview.   


UAE Cabinet adopts National Family Policy

The UAE Cabinet yesterday adopted the National Family Policy which aims to build stable and responsible Emirati families in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial Strategy 2071.    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice Presi


DIFC Courts, DDFC sign cooperation pact

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) has signed an agreement with the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) including DIFC Courts, for wider adoption of the English language in international law courts system by Dubai’s fast-developing design and fashion sector. As


Qatar signs contract for 28 Airbus helicopters

Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters from Airbus, during DIMDEX, Qatar’s biennial defence exhibition. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport (TTH) configuration and 12 NH90s in naval (NFH) configuration, will sup


UAE agrees plans for Expo 2020 participants

The UAE will implement a series of measures, including entry permits, tax and customs exemptions and recognition of foreign driving licences, to ensure a seamless experience for the representatives of participant countries at Expo 2020 Dubai. In an agreement with the Bureau Inter


AlSabhan & AlAjaji partners with Pinsent Masons

Saudi law firm AlSabhan & AlAjaji has signed an agreement with international law firm Pinsent Masons during the Saudi-UK CEO Forum, to facilitate co-operative efforts to develop the Saudi firm’s legal know-how in the area of Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions.


One-stop centres for domestic workers in UAE

A new line of Tadbeer centres providing critical services to domestic workers will be launched in the emirates of Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman under a public-private partnership, a senior official at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has revealed.  


Adnec ready to host local edition of Special Olympics

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) has completed preparations to host the Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018, the local edition of the Special Olympics World Games - the biggest humanitarian sporting event in the world. The event, which will be held fro


Saudi Railway to float tenders soon for key projects

Saudi Railway Company (SAR) will soon float tenders for its Riyadh-Dammam and the Land Bridge railway projects, it was revealed at the Middle East Rail 2018 event in Dubai, UAE.   Speaking at the 12th edition of the Middle East Rail, Khalid Al Sultan, vice presi


RATP Dev signs Women Empowerment Principles

RATP Dev Middle East, the regional business unit of RATP Dev – France’s leading international urban mobility company– has become a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in the UAE. The move comes as part of an initiative led by UNGC with t

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