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Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

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Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2021: The Emirates Group on January 18th, rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The inoculation drive began yester morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and other operationally focused roles. The airline, along with dnata, are among the first transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Over the course of the pandemic, Emirates and dnata have implemented multiple layers of safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities served...
Emirates earns five-star rating from its customers

Emirates earns five-star rating from its customers

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Dubai, UAE, 22 December 2020 – Emirates has received the APEX 2021 Five Star Global Official Airline RatingTM, based on feedback from passengers that was independently collected by APEX via its partnership with TripIt, and validated and certified by an external auditor to ensure that all ratings were made by genuine travellers who had flown on the airline they were reviewing. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from our customers. It reflects all of our efforts to provide our customers with a safe and enjoyable flight experience. He added: “In the past months, Emirates has constantly reviewed and proactively adapted our products and services to comply with regulatory protocols, and we’ve also kept our eye on innovat...
Emirates wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at Aviation Business Awards

Emirates wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at Aviation Business Awards

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Sir Tim Clark also honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award DUBAI, UAE: Emirates has taken home Airline of the Year 2020 at the Aviation Business Awards. The airline was recognised for its resilience, agility and innovation in the face of the global pandemic, often leading the industry in its initiatives to boost traveller confidence and comfort. Emirates was also hailed for its customer-centric approach, optimising the utilisation of its fleet to generate revenue, striking a balance between business imperatives with new health and safety protocols, while maintaining its industry-leading passenger experience. Sir Tim Clark was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony, which recognised his contributions to the aviation industry over the course of his c...
Refinitiv & Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 2020 Report: Global Islamic Finance Assets Expected to Hit $ 3.69 trillion in 2024

Refinitiv & Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 2020 Report: Global Islamic Finance Assets Expected to Hit $ 3.69 trillion in 2024

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  Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry since the global financial crisis DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2020/ -- Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia ranked as the top five developed countries globally in Islamic Finance; Indonesia jumped to second place in IFDI ranking backed by government knowledge initiatives; Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry since the global financial crisis. Global Islamic Finance assets are forecast to reach USD 3.69 trillion by 2024, according to the 2020 Islamic Finance Development Report (https://bit.ly/3ncwmXy) released today by Refinitiv and the Islamic C...
Bahrain Customs Wins Prestigious Best Government System Award

Bahrain Customs Wins Prestigious Best Government System Award

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The award is testament to Sheikh Ahmad Al Khalifa’s commitment to innovation and strategic long-term vision of Bahrain Customs becoming a global logistics hub DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2020/ -- Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) is honored to congratulate Sheikh Ahmad Al Khalifa, the President of Bahrain Customs Affairs, on winning the Best Governmental Development Award for the Economic and Customs Information Governance Initiative to facilitate Trade "OFOQ" in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The award is testament to Sheikh Ahmad Al Khalifa’s commitment to innovation and strategic long-term vision of Bahrain Customs becoming a global logistics hub. The Award Ceremony was hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...
Webb Fontaine Recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to Tech, Customs and Trade with Two Honours at Nigeria Technology Awards 2020

Webb Fontaine Recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to Tech, Customs and Trade with Two Honours at Nigeria Technology Awards 2020

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Both awards were officially presented to Ope Babalola, Managing Director of Webb Fontaine Nigeria DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2020/ -- Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) was presented with a double header of prestigious titles at this year's Nigerian Technology Awards (NiTA). A leading provider of solutions for Trade Facilitation powered by Artificial Intelligence, Webb Fontaine was one of the event's big winners, landing the two of the most sought-after honours: Most Enterprising Tech Company of the Year and Most Enterprising Tech CEO of the Year. Both awards were officially presented to Ope Babalola, Managing Director of Webb Fontaine Nigeria, with each helping to further cement Webb Fontaine's status as the go-to technology solutions provider fo...
Emirates clinches three gongs at the World Travel Awards

Emirates clinches three gongs at the World Travel Awards

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  Airline recognised with world’s leading Economy Class, Loyalty Rewards Programme and Business Class Airline Lounge awards                                                   500 Business Classs Lounge DUBAI, UAE: Emirates has been named as the World’s Leading Airline in three major categories at the World Travel Awards 2020: World’s Leading Economy Class, Airline Rewards Programme and Airline Lounge - Business Class. Earlier this month, Emirates also took home four regional World Travel Awards for the Middle East's Leading Airline Brand; Middle East's Leading Airline Lounge - Business Class; Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme and Middle East's Leading Airline Website. The airline took top rankings across both the global and regional categories based on a rec...
Emirates crowned Best Airline and Best Long-Haul Airline at Leading UK Travel Awards 2020

Emirates crowned Best Airline and Best Long-Haul Airline at Leading UK Travel Awards 2020

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    Dubai, UAE: 19 November 2020: Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline for 2020 at The Sun Travel Awards, and the Best Long-Haul Airline at The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Awards. Following an unprecedented year for travel, hundreds of thousands of votes were cast by readers looking to celebrate the best in the industry. Emirates’ range of world-class products and services on board its modern, wide-body aircraft helped to secure the award wins, with passengers able to enjoy over 4,500 channels of entertainment on ice – the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system – as well as regionally inspired meals and complimentary beverages. The award wins come as Emirates continues to safely resume operations and rebuild its network to provide mo...
Increase investment in Africa or risk missing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals deadline, new research finds

Increase investment in Africa or risk missing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals deadline, new research finds

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  Increase investment in Africa or risk missing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals deadline, new research finds Africa is not getting the investment needed to help the world meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, new research from Standard Chartered has revealed DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2020/ -- A Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) survey conducted between July and August 2020, amongst a panel of the world’s top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than USD50 trillion*, found that: Only 3 per cent of their AUM is invested in Africa Lack of investment in emerging markets puts the chances of meeting the 2030 SDG deadline at risk Of those al...
Canon introduces two of its most popular lenses to the RF family

Canon introduces two of its most popular lenses to the RF family

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The new RF version of Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 STM – nicknamed the ‘nifty fifty’ lens for its versatility - is perfect for enthusiast photographers transitioning to the EOS R System DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 4, 2020/ - Continuing its commitment to providing mirrorless solutions for all photographers, Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) today announces two of its most-loved EF lenses will now be available in RF form – the RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM. The new RF version of Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 STM – nicknamed the ‘nifty fifty’ lens for its versatility - is perfect for enthusiast photographers transitioning to the EOS R System. Photographers looking to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes, day or night, can achieve incredible image qualit...
Vertiv to host Virtual Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Channel-Focused Insights Panel Discussion

Vertiv to host Virtual Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Channel-Focused Insights Panel Discussion

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You are invited to virtually join more than 500 Vertiv partners across Europe, Middle East and Africa for a half-day of channel-focused insights DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 4, 2020/ -- What: Vertiv Digital Channel Summit EMEA 2020 When: Tuesday, November 17th 2020 Time: 10:30 to 13:30 CET Details: You are invited to virtually join more than 500 Vertiv (Vertiv.com) partners across Europe, Middle East and Africa for a half-day of channel-focused insights. It will include a panel discussion and sessions with key guest speakers from Dell, Canalys, Context and CRN who will be discussing the industry trends set to define the channel in 2021. Vertiv executives participating in the Summit include: Alex Pope, VP Integrated Rack Solutions EMEA Karsten W...
Emirates launches integrated biometric path at the airport for added convenience

Emirates launches integrated biometric path at the airport for added convenience

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Dubai, UAE – As part of Emirates' commitment to continuous innovation and an unmatched customer experience, the airline has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport (DXB). The contactless airport experience is now open to Emirates passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less queuing. Utilising the latest biometric technology – a mix of facial and iris recognition, Emirates passengers can now check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates Lounge, and board their flights, simply by strolling through the airport. The various touch...
SPEECH BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AMB. PATRICK MUGOYA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 4TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL UGANDA-UAE CONVENTION, 21ST TO 22ND OCTOBER 2020.

SPEECH BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AMB. PATRICK MUGOYA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 4TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL UGANDA-UAE CONVENTION, 21ST TO 22ND OCTOBER 2020.

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  The Right Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda The Representative of the UAE Government The Minister of Foreign Affairs Your Excellencies, the Ambassadors Hon Ministers and Ministers of State Permanent Secretaries Hon. Members of Parliament, Heads of Parastatals, The Business Community, Distinguished Guests and participants, Ladies and Gentlemen     I am happy to be part of this Virtual Convention and I wish to mention that the Ministry is proud that the Embassy under its Commercial and Economic Diplomacy program has been able to organize this Convention. These efforts are very commendable.   Commercial and Economic Diplomacy is one of the core functions of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Missions are mandated t...
SPEECH BY THE STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS HON. OKELLO HENRY ORYEM, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 4TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL UGANDA-UAE CONVENTION, 21ST TO 22ND OCTOBER 2020

SPEECH BY THE STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS HON. OKELLO HENRY ORYEM, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 4TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL UGANDA-UAE CONVENTION, 21ST TO 22ND OCTOBER 2020

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. The Right Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda The Representative of the UAE Government Your Excellencies, the Ambassadors Hon Ministers and Ministers of State Permanent Secretaries Hon. Members of Parliament, Heads of Parastatals, The Business Community, Distinguished Guests and participants, Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning! Uganda's Minister incharge of International affairs Hon.Okello Oryem making his presentation.   First of all, I wish to thank you all for attending this virtual convention. The digital world is now the new norm because of the current Covid-19 pandemic. I am delighted to be part of this Virtual Convention and I wish to mention that I am so proud that the Embassy under its Commercial and Economic Diplo...
Winners of Uganda Press Photo Award and East African Photography Award Announced Canon strengthens

Winners of Uganda Press Photo Award and East African Photography Award Announced Canon strengthens

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Canon celebrates its sixth year partnership of UPPA and EAPA awardsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2020/ Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) is delighted to announce the winners of the ninth annual Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) and the third East African Photography Award (EAPA).Download Caption document: https://bit.ly/2HfCL4JThe UPPA and EAPA recognizes, celebrates, supports and promotes the best photojournalists and photographers in Uganda and wider East Africa.This is the sixth year that Canon, through its Miraisha Programme, has been involved as the sole imaging partner of the Awards. The programme aims to promote job opportunities and future livelihoods in Africa by sharing skillsets and knowledge for photographers, videographers and filmmakers.Kulob...
Emirates Skywards hits the 20-year mark with over 27 million members.

Emirates Skywards hits the 20-year mark with over 27 million members.

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Reassuring members during COVID-19 Loyalty programme’s strong and active global membership has been built on continuous innovation and value-driven initiatives for members Dubai, UAE – Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has marked 20 years of excellence, innovation and unmatched rewards. Over the past two decades – the loyalty programme has continued to grow its membership base by offering value and rich, personalised experiences to its members around the world. The programme has continually invested to diversify its brand partnerships, and utilise innovative digital technology, so that it can offer its members across the globe with more ways to earn and enjoy rewards, conveniently and via new touchpoints. From a million member...