Thirty free audio stories for children from David Walliams

Comedian and children’s author David Walliams is releasing daily audio stories for children to listen to for free from 24 March to 23 April, 2020.

Every day an audio version of one of David William’s World’s Worst Children is made available to entertain children at home.

The World’s Worst Children book series features short stories about badly behaved youngsters.

Just click on this link https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses every day for a new free audio story from “The World’s Worst Children” book read by David Williams.

The stories are being posted via the SoundCloud channel of publisher HarperCollins.

Visit David Walliams’s website https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ for activities, clips, books and more.

Thank you, David Walliams!



Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) calls on customers to access online services through website & TAMM Centre

Department announces 100% digital transformation during Digital Month launched

UAE, Abu Dhabi, March 12th, 2020 – H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) revealed that the Department has successfully achieved 100 per cent digital transformation of all its services, targeted at customers, businessmen, investors, consumers, suppliers and employees.

On the heels of the Digital Month campaign launched by the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (ADGMO), His Excellency revealed that ADDED recorded high rates of online transactions in the previous year through the Department’s website and other digital channels. He added that 119,528 commercial and industrial licensing transactions were recorded from the beginning of 2019 till February 2020.

H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

His Excellency explained that the promotional campaigns about the Department’s online services during the Digital Month are designed to encourage both customers and partners to use online services that are available via www.added.gov.ae. The campaigns also create awareness about the services offered through the TAMM website www.tamm.abudhabi, thereby saving customers and partners both time and effort by eliminating the need to contact customer centers for transactions.

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Dubai Women’s Association Honours Dr. Ahmed Emara over Work Highlighting Role of BioEnergy in Helping Cure Physical Illnesses

Global mental health consultant maintains bioenergetic science to further improve health treatment outcomes in Arab region

UAE, Dubai, March 11th, 2020 – Renowned motivational speaker and mental health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the 8th Women’s Health Congress in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions to physical wellness and healing in the emirate.

Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Dr. Emara was one of the distinguished lecturers at the Congress organised by the Dubai Women’s Association. The event was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr. Ahmed Emara speaking at the 8th Women’s Health Congress held in Dubai, UAE
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Storytel’s Arabic audiobook titles seen to increase by over 600 after partnering with Dar El-Shorouk

Ties expected to provide variety of Arabic audiobook collection

Dar El-Shorouk’s publications to be available on Storytel platform in First Quarter of 2019

UAE, December 23, 2018 – Storytel Arabia, the newly-launched division of Europe’s leading platform for audiobooks, recently entered into a partnership with Dar El-Shorouk, one of the most prominent and prestigious publishing houses in the Arab world, as part of its ongoing bid to increase its catalogue of Arabic audiobooks to cement its market presence in the region.

In line with the agreement, Dar El-Shorouk will provide Storytel Arabia with a license to produce the audiobook editions of Dar El-Shorouk publications. The latest collaboration is a major boost to Storytel’s efforts to increase its market share by connecting to more Arab-speaking readers. Following their cooperation, more than 600 Arabic titles are expected to be added to Storytel’s existing collection of 1,000 Arabic audiobooks.

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Etihad ESCO CEO Ali Al Jassim

honored by BUiD for the success of Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program

Dubai, 20 December 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chancellor of British University in Dubai, honored Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, in recognition of the success achieved by the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program, during the graduation ceremony held at the British University in Dubai (BUiD) on December 19, 2018. The Program was set up by TAQATI, established by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) under Etihad ESCO, in April 2018 with an aim to build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai’s ambitious target of 30 per cent reduction in energy consumption by 2030, and to foster a community of innovators and thought leaders to spearhead Dubai’s energy efficiency measures; and to create value for the emirate by offering continuous opportunities for professional development. The Energy Efficiency Training Program combines an array of internationally and locally certified training programs and modules to cater to the learning and development needs of various stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector. A Performance Contracting and Funding Certification (PCF) course was organized for the first time in the UAE in September 2018, as part of the Program.

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HBMSU sheds light on UAE’s role in China’s Belt and Road initiative during first roundtable on Islamic Banking and Finance in Hong Kong

UAE Consulate General in Hong Kong organizes gathering in partnership with  Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

Participants commend Dubai’s bid to become global capital of Islamic economy

Joint efforts to promote opportunities in Islamic finance in line with sustainable development goals

UAE, 19 December 2018  –   In a bid to promote UAE-China relations in Islamic finance, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) joined a roundtable discussion hosted recently by the UAE Consulate in Hong Kong. Apart from Islamic Banking and Finance, the roundtable also looked into the pivotal role of the UAE in China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative that aims to economically & commercially link more than 60 countries. The gathering, which was held in cooperation with the China General Chamber of Commerce, received remarkable attention as the first-of-its-kind event to be hosted in Hong Kong, in line with the joint efforts between the UAE and China to cooperate in the recruitment of promising opportunities within the Islamic economy, in light of the Chinese initiative to connect the markets of Asia, Europe and Africa and guide them in the service of the goals of sustainable development.

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ADNEC and Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau

collaborate to attract key conferences to the capital

Abu Dhabi, December 06, 2018 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have teamed up to win bids to host four leading international conferences in Abu Dhabi – all of them being held in the Middle East region for the first time. These wins, for the World Congress of Nephrology, the Annual Conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) Congress, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Africa, Europe, Middle East Global Conference, and the XIV World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) World Congress – will contribute to enhancing Abu Dhabi’s growing reputation as a global health and education hub. Securing these significant conferences will also support the Abu Dhabi government in its efforts to further develop these sectors, which have been identified as key development areas in the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 roadmap for the future.

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The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020 in Jordan

The award aims to recognise best practices in energy efficiency to enhance constructive contribution to a sustainable future

 Amman, Jordan, 27th November 2018 – Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) unveiled the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) – 2020 at a press conference held at Fairmont – Amman, Jordan on 27th November. The DSCE’s move comes as part of its goals and promotion plans.

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Juventus Legend & Cup Tour in the UAE with Edgar Davids

UAE, November 19, 2018 – The Italian football giant Juventus’ GCC Legend Tour started in Ras Al Khaimah and will take place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the Legend Edgar Davids and the Cup of the Italian League, which Juventus has won for the seventh year in a row.

The academy for players from 4 to 17 years old kicked off last September in nine locations across UAE and will host over 1000 players by the end of the sports season. Last April the project won the award as best football Academy at the UAE Teen & Fitness Awards.

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HBMSU Board of Governors

reaffirms commitment to envision the future during first regular meeting

UAE, 18 November 2018 – H.E Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors (BOG), chaired the first meeting of the board for the Academic Year 2018-2019. During the meeting, H.E. and the members of the board of governors extended their congratulations to H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and HBMSU’s President, on its recent success of obtaining the approval of the Commission of Academic Accreditation Authority in the Ministry of Education to establish the first artificial intelligence (AI) college in the UAE.

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