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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - AWARDS

Mohammed honours winners of Excellence Awards

Posted on 21/04/2004

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minster of Defence, honoured in a ceremony in Dubai last night the winners of the Dubai Government Excellence Program Awards and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Arab Management. The event was held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the presence of representatives from Government and private establishments from Arab countries in addition to the managers and employees of the various Dubai ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Khalifa Industry Award draws strong response

Posted on 18/04/2004

The re-launched Sheikh Khalifa Industry Award has attracted several companies from Abu Dhabi's industrial sector and 16 companies and factories have been shortlisted. The Abu Dhabi Department of Economy yesterday unveiled the award's new logo and assessment model for appraising companies taking part in this year's awards. The response has been very good, with a year to year growth of around 20 to 30 per cent in the number of participating companies," said Mohammed M. Al Qubaisi, director, Abu ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed chosen best Arab Sports Personality 2003

Posted on 11/04/2004

Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Deputy Crown Prince and Armed Forces Chief of Staff, was today voted as the Best Arab Sports Personality 2003 by Arab Sports commentators and Reporters. Sheikh Mohammed, the honorary Chairman of Al Ain Club, came first in an opinion poll run by the Egyptian Al Mehwar Satellite channel in recognition of his leadership that led to the Al Ain Club's victory in the Asia cup for the first time in the history of the UAE football as well as ...  >>MORE

Top DWTC official named Mideast CEO of the year

Posted on 30/03/2004

Mubarak bin Fahad, director-general of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), has been declared Middle East CEO of the Year at the awards organised by Datamatix. The Middle East CEO of the Year in the government sector went to Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, and Bin Fahad shared the honours with Saleem El Zyr, president and chief executive officer of the Rotana Group of Hotels and Resorts. The awards honour CEO- level professionals from the Middle East who ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid chosen media personality of the year

Posted on 27/03/2004

The Mass Communications Faculty of Cairo University selected General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, as the Arab Media Personality of the Year. The title was declared in a ceremony held at the Cairo University where the honour shield was received by Saeed Al Zaabi, UAE Consul, in the presence of Egyptian Information Minister Safwat Al Sharif, and Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Dr. Mufid Shihab and Dr. Naguib Al Hilali, the University's ...  >>MORE

Mohammed honours SME award winners

Posted on 23/03/2004

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the UAE Minister of Defence, honoured the winners of the inaugural Mohammed bin Rashid Awards For Small and Medium Enterprises launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders. The Mohammed bin Rashid Awards for Small and Medium Enterprises were presented in nine categories and Best Start-Up Business for Male and Female; Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Male and Female besides the ...  >>MORE

Hamdan honoured for support to healthcare

Posted on 21/03/2004

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of the Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services, was awarded yesterday the shield of the France-based International Hospitals Federation (IHF) in recognition of his support to health, science and knowledge. Dr. Pierre Jonal, IHF director, honoured Sheikh Hamdan during the opening of the health and medical conferences and exhibitions. Sheikh Hamdan was the first personality to be ...  >>MORE

Maktoum awarded honorary membership of Irish Surgeons’ college

Posted on 17/03/2004

H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, was yesterday awarded an honorary membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in appreciation of his achievements, contributions and generous donations to general humanity sciences, the health sector, science and medical research. Sheikh Maktoum was awarded the honorary membership of the College in a special ceremony held here this evening at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The ceremony ...  >>MORE

Mohammed presents Quality Award

Posted on 29/02/2004

The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZ) and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi were among the seven winners of the prestigious Dubai Quality Award (DQA) for 2003. While JAFZ won in the service category, NBAD won in finance, sharing it with Thomas Cook Al Rostamani Exchange Co. There were wins for Al Naboodah Engineering Services in the construction sector, Total Lubricants Blending UAE for manufacturing, Co-op Islami Food in trade, and Wild Wadi Water Park for tourism. General Sheikh ...  >>MORE

BBC, top experts get Zayed award

Posted on 25/02/2004

Six winners of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment (ZIPE) were honoured at a ceremony yesterday, bringing the curtains down on a four-day global conference on environment pollution. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, presented the awards, worth a total of US$1 million, to the winners. The BBC won the Global Leadership award while five professors and experts from around the world won awards for Scientific and ...  >>MORE

Award ceremony for int'l environment prize to take place at DICC

Posted on 17/02/2004

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) yesterday announced that the award ceremony for the prestigious Zayed International Prize for the Environment would take place at the impressive Sheikh Rashid Hall of the Dubai International Convention Centre on February 24. Commenting on the selection of the DICC as the venue, Dr. Mohammed bin Fahad, Chairman Higher Committee of the Zayed Prize said. The third edition of the Dubai International Conference o n Atmospheric Pollution and Envirotex 2004 - an ...  >>MORE

BBC World wins 500,000-dollar Zayed award for environment

Posted on 27/12/2003

The international broadcast corporation, BBC World, has been awarded the 500,000-dollar Zayed International Prize for the Environment, a member of the Prize's jury panel has announced. The BBC World will also receive a trophy and a Zayed prize diploma. Health Minister Hamad Al- Midfaa told reporters at a press conference here today that, the award was in recognition of the "distinctive leadership influencing international, regional and local policies, concepts and media and education programmes ...  >>MORE

DCCI Deputy Director General gets American

Posted on 22/12/2003

Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, the Deputy Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was presented with the 7th annual "American Business Award", by Paul De Benedicts, the President of the American Business Council at a ceremony held in the JW Marriott hotel, Dubai. The award was established to honour UAE nationals for their outstanding contributions to developing relations between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. The first to receive this award ...  >>MORE

UN honours Sharjah Ruler

Posted on 20/12/2003

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, last Wednesday, was bestowed with a human rights medal by UNESCO in recognition for his efforts to support the education of deprived children around the world. The medal was presented by Leilo Qabel on behalf of UNESCO. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi wins ATO gold prize

Posted on 20/12/2003

Abu Dhabi has won the gold prize of the prestigious Arab Town Organisation (ATO) Environmental Safety Award, Khaleej Times reported yesterday. The announcement was made at the end of the organisation's meetings held in Doha recently. Second winner of the category was Mesaieed Industrial City of Qatar, while the third award went to Saudi Arabia's city of Yanbu. This is the third time the capital city wins the first prize of the ATO Award. In 2000, the city won the first place in the ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed named “Marketeer of the Decade”

Posted on 01/12/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence has been voted Marketeer of the Decade at the Gulf Brands of the Decade Awards at a ceremony at Mina A'Salam in Dubai last night in front of more than 300 business leaders. Sheikh Mohammed was selected by an independent panel of judges from a shortlist of five other regional business leaders for his outstanding vision and positioning of Dubai over the past decade. The awards were hosted by ‘Gulf ...  >>MORE

Global honour for artistic skills

Posted on 17/11/2003

The UAE has gained commendable results in its first participation in the '2003 World Championships of Performing Arts', winning two golds, four silvers and a bronze medal. The highlight of the UAE's participation was the Model 2003 World Grand Champion Award, which was won by Mohammed Samir. The US movie capital, Hollywood, was the glamourous backdrop for the competition and awards were conferred at the Burbank Hilton Hotel. Contestants from Dubai participated in three categories – ...  >>MORE

Mohammed honours DIHQA winners, Azhar varsity

Posted on 16/11/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, honoured today in a grand ceremony winners of the 7th Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) and the offered award of the Islamic Personality of the Year to Al Azhar University. The Quran memorising contest kicked off here on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan (October 25) with the participation of 58 youths from various Islamic countries around the world. A number of Sheikhs, ministers, ...  >>MORE

DWTC wins top honours at world travel awards in London

Posted on 12/11/2003

The Dubai World Trade Centre won the award for the Best Conference Centre in the Middle East at the World Travel Awards that took place at the ongoing World Travel Market in London (10th to 13th November) on the opening day of the event. Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the global travel industry and are widely recognized as the best endorsement that any travel product could receive. Receiving the award from Noel ...  >>MORE

Sixth edition of childhood creativity awards to begin

Posted on 29/09/2003

The sixth season of the Sheikha Latifa Childhood Creativity Awards will start this month. Theevent, which promotes creativity, was announced in a press conference held yesterday in Dubai Media City. Organised by Dubai Women's Association officials, the award also aims to commend creative children in the community, improve services provided by children's groups and encourage youngsters to practice scientific, objective and creative thinking from an early age. It is open to youngsters of all ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Arabic cultural award to be presented on Tuesday in Paris

Posted on 22/09/2003

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, will hold a ceremony on Tuesday in its headquarters in Paris to present the Sharjah Arabic Culture Award to the winners, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Emiri Court and Sheikh Isam bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Cultural Department in Sharjah, who both left here today for the French capital, Paris. The award was set up by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al ...  >>MORE

Municipality plans media blitz for Dubai International Award

Posted on 01/07/2003

The Dubai Municipality will launch a global media campaign inviting entries for the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment (DIABP). The fifth cycle of the DIABP will be held in 2004. Qassim Sultan, Director-General of the municipality and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of DIABP, said yesterday. The award was established in 1995 by a decree from His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ...  >>MORE

Mohammed receives FDI award

Posted on 14/06/2003

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Technology, E-Commerce and Media Free Zone, received the 'FDI Personality of the Year Award' on behalf of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, at a ceremony held in Amsterdam in the presence of a large number of officials of economic development bodies, promotion agencies and representatives of leading international companies. The award was conferred upon Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Mohammed named 'FDI Personality of the Year'

Posted on 11/06/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, has been named 'FDI Personality of the Year' by a prestigious international publication of The Financial Times Group. Sheikh Mohammed won the award for his untiring efforts to promote the economy of not only the UAE but the entire Arab world, and his ceaseless endeavour to lead the region into the 21st century as a leading member of the global family. Sheikh Mohammed's efforts to liberalise and ...  >>MORE

Prince Sultan gets Rashid award

Posted on 28/05/2003

The Sheikh Rashid Humanitarian Personality of the Year Award was presented to Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Aviation and Inspector General of Saudi Arabia, at a gala ceremony last night. Prince Sultan said he was honoured to be endowed with the award, which carried the illustrious name of a great man, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Prince Sultan also donated 10 million Saudi riyals (US$2.67 million) to the Rashid ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality wins the Award of the Arab Cities Organisation

Posted on 24/05/2003

Dubai Municipality had received the Arab Cities Award for city beautification, during the 7th session of the award, in a ceremony held recently in Doha, Qatar. During the occasion, the awards of the Organisation were distributed in the fields of greening and beautifying cities to other Arab cities, such as Sharjah City in UAE, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Benghazi in Libya, Amman in Jordan and Alexandria in Egypt. Qasim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that the significance of ...  >>MORE

Preparations on for Sheikh Rashid award

Posted on 18/05/2003

Preparations for the gala ceremony to honour Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Aviation and Inspector General of Saudi Arabia, who was awarded the Sheikh Rashid Humanitarian Personality of the Year Award, are gaining momentum. The ceremony to be held on May 27 will feature a play titled The Poems of the Wounded Birds. The ceremony will coincide with the opening of the new premises of the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre who are the organisers ...  >>MORE

ERWDA awards supporters of environmental education programmes

Posted on 06/05/2003

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) honoured more than 1,364 participants and contributors to its environmental awareness programmes organized during the academic year of 2002-2003, at an end-of school year ceremony on Sunday. Certificates and gifts were handed out by the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Youth Dr. Jamal Al Mehairi and Majid Al Mansouri, ERWDA's Secretary General, to the students, teachers, governmental and private organizations who ...  >>MORE

Sultan bin Khalifa cites importance of human resources development

Posted on 30/04/2003

Human resources will continue to be a vital force in organisations that strive for excellence despite the growing role of technology, said Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Honorary Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Addressing a huge gathering yesterday while presenting the fourth Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards, he underscored the need for constant efforts to develop human resources. "The notion that human ...  >>MORE

ERWDA awards winners of Environmental Competition 2003

Posted on 30/04/2003

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) announced the names of the winners of the Environmental Competition 2003 at an Awards Ceremony held at Marina Mall on yesterday. Majid Al Mansouri ERWDA's Secretary General, Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Director of Abu Dhabi Educational Zone, G. B. Grobbelaar, Maria Mall General Manager and other officials attended the certificate ceremony, according to an ERWDA press release. The competition, which was launched on October 14th of ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed presents Excellence awards

Posted on 14/04/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, yesterday attended a ceremony held on the occasion of presenting Dubai Government Excellence Program Awards and Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arab Management. The Arab Employee Excellence Award went to Yusuf Al Qublan, Director General of Planning and Administrative Development and Education Information Supervisor at the Saudi Education Ministry, While Egyptian veterinarian Dr. Salima Abdul Rahim won the ...  >>MORE

Fatima receives Athena Award

Posted on 10/03/2003

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Chairperson of the General Women's Union, received the international Athena Award yesterday for her role in supporting women's education. The award, which was founded in the U.S. in 1982, is given to female personalities who have contributed in the development and empowerment of women. It is the highest award presented by the International Athena Foundation. Sheikha Fatima is the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler receives Arab's best cultural achievement award

Posted on 30/01/2003

Sharjah - H.H Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has received the best Arab cultural achievement Award for 2002. Sheikh Sultan won the prize for his efforts to support the completion and subsequent publication of the Encyclopaedia of Islamic Knowledge. Sheikh Sultan was named the winner of the award during a ceremony held recently in Cairo in which a number of writers, intellectuals and cultural establishments were honoured. The prize was ...  >>MORE

FEA Chief is GCC environmental personality of 2001/2002

Posted on 28/01/2003

Riyadh - Dr. Salem Masri Al Dhahiri, Director General of Federal Environmental Authority, FEA, was chosen as the GCC Environmental Personality of 2001/2002. Abdulrahman Al Attiya, GCC Secretary General, yesterday announced the decision of the Prize's committee which had met between December 24 and 26, 2002. The best environmental research was went to Dr. Yusuf Ahmed Al Shaiji from Kuwait on a paper he presented on the development of insecticides to fight plant diseases, the environmental ...  >>MORE

Emirates Businesswoman Award to encourage women

Posted on 06/01/2003

The Professional Women's Subgroup of the Dubai Quality Group recently held a presentation at the DQG headquarters to raise awareness of the Emirates Businesswoman Award. The award is aimed at recognizing women's contribution in the business and professional world and will be presented annually to recognize UAE women - both nationals and expatriates - for excellence in performance. The UAE Businesswomen Award has been set up by Dubai Quality Group under the umbrella of the Professional ...  >>MORE

UAE leads Mena region in ISO certifications

Posted on 25/12/2002

The UAE leads the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications, while Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar have reported growing interest among the governmental and private sector organisations for adopting certifications that meets international standards. The ISO granted its full membership last year to the UAE which enjoyed the 'correspondent member' status for nearly a decade. The ISO standards are ...  >>MORE

323 nationals to receive Sheikh Rashid Award

Posted on 25/12/2002

A total of 323 UAE nationals will receive the prestigious Sheikh Rashid Award for Educational Excellence next month at a special ceremony organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The nationals include holders of doctorate and masters degrees besides top bachelor degree holders from various colleges and universities in the country, in addition to the toppers of the General Secondary ...  >>MORE

DNATA, DDF win awards in Philippines

Posted on 23/11/2002

Dubai Duty-Free and Dubai National Air Travel Agency (DNATA) yesterday led 30 foreign companies honoured by President Gloria Arroyo as "outstanding employers" of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). In ceremonies held at the president's palace in Manila, Arroyo awarded the First International Employers Awards to outstanding employers who have distinguished themselves as pioneers and leaders on overseas employment, having hired Filipino workers continuously, some of them for three decades. ...  >>MORE

Frontier Award for Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Posted on 16/11/2002

The Abu Dhabi Duty Free, ADDF, announced yesterday that it had for the second consecutive year won the Frontier Marketing Award for "Best Marketing Campaign by a Retailer”. The award widely regarded as the ‘Oscar' of the duty free industry was announced at the 18th Tax Free World Exhibition held in Cannes in October. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Aviation, speaking about the award said: " I am very proud of Abu Dhabi Duty Free's ...  >>MORE

Hamdan: Award puts Dubai on world map

Posted on 04/11/2002

The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment has put the emirate on the world map, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, said yesterday when announcing the Award. He said the award has "raised the image of the UAE and Dubai around the world." Earlier, 10 initiatives from around the globe to help improve the living environment were yesterday awarded by Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Nahyan wins Hamdan Award

Posted on 13/10/2002

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, was yesterday named the winner of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for the Distinguished Medical Personality in the UAE. Dr Christopher Frank Howarth from UAE University in Al Ain, won for Original Research Paper, which also carried a cash prize of Dh 25,000. The research paper was published in the Emirates Medical Journal. Also, Dr Jaffar Ali, from Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, ...  >>MORE

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Mohammed honours winners of Excellence Awards


Sheikh Khalifa Industry Award draws strong response


Mohammed bin Zayed chosen best Arab Sports Personality 2003


Top DWTC official named Mideast CEO of the year


Mohammed bin Rashid chosen media personality of the year


Mohammed honours SME award winners


Hamdan honoured for support to healthcare


Maktoum awarded honorary membership of Irish Surgeons’ college


Mohammed presents Quality Award


BBC, top experts get Zayed award


Award ceremony for int'l environment prize to take place at DICC


BBC World wins 500,000-dollar Zayed award for environment


DCCI Deputy Director General gets American


UN honours Sharjah Ruler


Abu Dhabi wins ATO gold prize


Sheikh Mohammed named “Marketeer of the Decade”


Global honour for artistic skills


Mohammed honours DIHQA winners, Azhar varsity


DWTC wins top honours at world travel awards in London


Sixth edition of childhood creativity awards to begin


Sharjah Arabic cultural award to be presented on Tuesday in Paris


Municipality plans media blitz for Dubai International Award


Mohammed receives FDI award


Mohammed named 'FDI Personality of the Year'


Prince Sultan gets Rashid award


Dubai Municipality wins the Award of the Arab Cities Organisation


Preparations on for Sheikh Rashid award


ERWDA awards supporters of environmental education programmes


Sultan bin Khalifa cites importance of human resources development


ERWDA awards winners of Environmental Competition 2003


Sheikh Mohammed presents Excellence awards


Fatima receives Athena Award


Sharjah Ruler receives Arab's best cultural achievement award


FEA Chief is GCC environmental personality of 2001/2002


Emirates Businesswoman Award to encourage women


UAE leads Mena region in ISO certifications


323 nationals to receive Sheikh Rashid Award


DNATA, DDF win awards in Philippines


Frontier Award for Abu Dhabi Duty Free


Hamdan: Award puts Dubai on world map


Nahyan wins Hamdan Award