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Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan delivers welcoming remarks at ‘Africa Day’ event at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2023 (WAM) — On the occasion of Africa Day, Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, delivered welcoming remarks at a special event held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union (AU), as well as the rich history, culture, heritage, and contributions of African nations to the international community across a range of fields, including art and culture, tourism, technology, research, and more.

The event was attended by a number of distinguished guests, including Mohammed Dansanta Rimi, Ambassador of Nigeria to the UAE.

Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan spoke about the cultural significance of Africa Day and the UAE's commitment to strengthening its partnerships with African nations by stating, "Africa Day represents a momentous occasion to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and history of African nations, as well as their important contributions to the global community. The UAE has long-standing relationships and people-to-people ties with African nations, and we remain committed to working with our partners to promote peace, stability, and development across the continent.”

He continued, “Our respective leaderships have always been committed to nurturing the bonds of friendship that exist between our nations, and it is through these exchanges that we have developed a deep appreciation and respect for each other's cultural values and traditions.”

“Today, as we celebrate Africa Day, let us take a moment to reflect on the elements that have bound us together throughout history. And let us regard this as an opportunity to highlight our commitment to working together to build even stronger partnerships, grounded in shared values of mutual respect, transparency, and cooperation,” Sheikh Shakhboot concluded.

Mohammed Dansanta Rimi, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the UAE, stated, On the occasion of Africa Day and the 60th anniversary of the African Union as an institution, let me use this opportunity to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to the Government of the United Arab Emirates for hosting the Group as well as celebrating this unique day with us. As the Principal Representatives of our respective countries, it is part of our cardinal responsibilities to promote political, economic, and socio-cultural partnerships that will lead to the realisation of mutual benefits. I have no doubt that today’s occasion will provide us with the opportunity to expand the scope of our relationship. It will also give us the opportunity to interact and explore areas of common interest; with such interactions, strong bonds are bound to flourish.

Attendees discussed the significance of Africa Day in fostering greater collaboration between the UAE and African nations and advancing common interests. In celebration of Africa Day, several UAE landmarks, including the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s headquarters, Burj Khalifa, Dhayah Fort, House of Wisdom, Jebel Jais, and the Sheikh Zayed Bridge were illuminated in the colours of the Pan-African flag.

Africa Day also marked the beginning of a week-long art exhibition at Dubai’s Emirates Towers which will feature contemporary and traditional artworks created by African artists. The exhibition will be available to the public from May 25th until June 1st.

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues decrees on boards of Dubai Real Estate Corporation, Dubai Judicial Institute

DUBAI, 8th June, 2023 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. (22) of 2023 on the Board of Directors of the Dubai Real Estate Corporation.

As per the Decree, the Corporation’s Board is chaired by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with Hisham Abdulla Al Qassim as the Vice Chairman. Other Board members include Mohamed Hadi Ahmed Al Hussaini; Rashid Mohammed Rashid Al-Mutawa; Shuaib Mir Hashem Khouri; Rashid Ali bin Oboud; and Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Mulla.

His Highness also issued Decree No. (23) of 2023 on the Board of Directors of the Dubai Judicial Institute, to be chaired by Essam Issa Al Humaidan. Members of the Board include Tarsh Eid Al Mansouri; Dr. Luay Mohammed Balhoul; Dr. Ahmed Eid Al Mansouri; Ahmed Saeed bin Meshar; Abdulmonem Salem bin Suwaidan, and the Director-General of the Dubai Judicial Institute.

The two decrees are effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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Hazza bin Zayed appoints Mohammed Abdullah Al Dhaheri to manage affairs of Al Ain Sports Games Company

ABU DHABI, 8th June, 2023 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi, First Vice President of Al Ain Club, First Vice President of the Honorary Council, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, has issued a resolution appointing Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed Al Dhaheri to manage and supervise the affairs of Al Ain Sports Games Company.

The resolution, effective as of the date of its issuance, included granting Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed Al Dhaheri all the powers to manage the Club’s affairs to realise the goals of Al Ain Sports Games Company, compliant with the Club’s Articles of Association.

Additionally, the decision included naming the members of the Steering Committee, namely: Khamis Obaid Al Kaabi, Mansour Ahmad Yousef Al Hashemi, Mohammad Saif Rashid Al Nuaimi and Yosif Saeed Abdullah Al Amir.

H.H. Sheikh Hazza commended the dedicated efforts exerted by the former Board of Directors of the company chaired by Khamis Obaid Al Kaabi, with the end of his four-year term, which witnessed great successes and achievements.

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Integrated Transport Centre introduces smart Taxi-Top Billboard Initiative

ABU DHABI, 8th June, 2023 (WAM) — The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of the Smart Billboard project for taxi vehicles in collaboration with operating companies and the relevant strategic stakeholders.

This step is in line with the ITC’s efforts to deliver innovative and high-quality advertising content to the public. The initiative entails smart advertising billboards being planted on taxi rooftops to market products and services in collaboration with advertisers from local companies and businesses in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The ITC said that the project started with 50 taxi vehicles from the Tawasul Transport company, and intends to reach 100 taxi vehicles from the same company after the trial period is over. It is worth noting that the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is operating 6,400 taxis in total.

The Integrated Transport Centre explained that the initiative is in line with its commitment towards reinforcing digital transformation in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and improving public access to its digital services system.

The ITC strives to fulfil future requirements and promote the vision of Abu Dhabi through investing in modern technologies that serve the community and create smarter cities in the Emirate, in terms of services and commercial practices. The project also aims to use new marketing and digital promotional strategies for these services, and to use cutting-edge technology to strengthen the digital marketing field by reaching various segments of society with efficient and creative marketing messages.

According to the ITC, setting up advertising billboards on taxi rooftops contributes to delivering diversified and engaging advertising content to passengers and pedestrians in accordance with the innovative advancements in the digital marketing field.

Furthermore, it improves the city's marketing communications and helps raise community awareness on various services, events, and activities. It also provides local businesses with the opportunity to promote and market their products and services.

Moreover, the digital billboards can be used to broadcast useful traffic safety tips to a large audience in a creative manner, as they use innovative technology to display content clearly in all kinds of weather conditions without distracting other drivers.

On the other hand, the initiative strengthens the collaboration with the private sector by creating new investment opportunities to promote the products and services of local businesses. It also helps the taxi industry utilise asset and diversifying revenue, thereby supporting local economy by enhancing the economic development in the Emirate.

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