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OWBC’s pink October 2021

Breast cancer is one of the most common type of cancer among women. It is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. In the United States, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime as per studies. And although rare, men get breast cancer too. According to the National Breast Cancer Organization, the lifetime risk for US men is about 1 in 1,000.

2021-10-19T14:47:42+01:0019 October 2021|

5 Simple exercises to keep your day going at work

  We all have felt those slow mornings. Working on computer and suddenly our eyes just keeps dropping.  Well, apart from taking a nice hot coffee to boost your day, here are some exercises you can do while at your desk to keep your day going at work.               SIT UP STRAIGHT It is a fact that slouching and sitting hunched over a desk for a full day is bad for your neck and shoulders. Sitting up straight benefits your spine and allows your brain stem to find the best position for blood flow and energy stimulation.   SHOULDER SHRUG Shoulder shrug is easy and a very useful exercise you can do within your workspace. Raise your shoulders up toward your ears, hold for 5 seconds, and then relax.   HIP STRETCH Hip stretches are [...]

2021-09-26T14:25:10+01:0026 September 2021|

UAE introduces two new visas

  The UAE introduced two new types of visas, Green Visa and Freelance Visa at a press conference last Sunday, 5th September 2021 along with the announcement of The Principles of the 50, as part of the Projects of the 50 campaign, charting the roadmap for the new age of economic, social and political growth of the UAE. Green Visa allows the resident to sponsor their parents and children until the age of 25 and can have 90 – 180 days of grace period once expired. Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of State for Foreign Trade announced that the green visa will not be connected to work permits from companies and is for highly-skilled people, top achiever students, investors and entrepreneurs. The other category announced is called a Freelance Visa which will be granted to self-employed individuals and owners of [...]

2021-09-06T07:36:11+01:006 September 2021|

Dubai teamed up with tech giants to train 100,000 coders

  Dubai has partnered with some tech giants in order to launch a national plan of attracting, training coders and create 1000 digital companies within five years. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon has signed an agreement to train 100,000 coders. “We launched a national programme for coders with Google, Microsoft, Amazon AWS, Cisco, IBM, HPE, LinkedIn, Nvidia & Facebook with aims to train 100,000 coders, establish 1,000 tech companies that will go global, & increase start-up investments from Dh1.5 billion to Dh4 billion,” Sheikh Mohammed posted via Twitter. Golden visa will be given to business owners and start-ups that specializes in coding. This new programme is open to people based abroad and UAE residents to attract the best qualified [...]

2021-07-15T12:55:42+01:0015 July 2021|

Electronic version of Emirates ID is now implemented

The UAE's Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has started issuing a new advanced version of the Emirates ID. As of 1st June 2021, the ICA has made to effect the implementation of the electronic version of Emirates IDs for all renewal applications which will be valid as the physical ID. The electronic version of the Emirates IDs for UAE residents will be made available on the ICA UAE Smart app till the physical cards are printed until further notice. The ICA has coordinated with all the authorities concerned and service and business providers to offer services based on the e-Emirates ID. If needed, the previous/old Emirates ID can be used for transactions that will require the physical card and the validity will be shown on the ICA UAE Smart app. Here is a step-by-step guide to access your e-Emirates [...]

2021-07-05T06:22:59+01:005 July 2021|

UAE expects COVID19 curbs removed before Expo2020

Abu Dhabi announced resuming tourism activities and opening doors for international visitors from July 1 by lifting quarantine requirements. In 16th May 2021, Abu Dhabi’s decision to remove Covid-19 restrictions from July 1 is a very good sign that everything is getting under control since the UAE capital is very strict when it comes to the pandemic. Similarly, the government of Dubai has also further lifted the curbs and started allowing vaccinated residents and visitors to attend concerts and community events . In addition, live entertainment and activities are also allowed in restaurants, cafes and shopping malls for a trial period of one month that have already started in 17th May which can be extended. Dubai is one of the first cities worldwide to open in July 2020 and didn’t close since then, as authorities have been balancing the economy and [...]

2021-06-08T05:42:40+01:007 June 2021|

UAE – Conferences in Dubai resumes

After the success of the event recently held at InterContinental, Dubai Festival City on Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain in UAE, conferences are starting to recommence amidst COVID19. We, at Oryx World Business Centre, are excited with the development that the government of Dubai are continuously implementing to combat COVID19. With strict regulations and social distancing, events and activities in Dubai and the whole of the United Arab Emirates are starting to recommence like the way it was before. Some of the conferences to look forward to are: 31 May to 2 June 2021  INDEX is the region’s largest interior design fair, linking architects, interior designers, retailers, hoteliers, and buyers. With over 1,100 leading suppliers and brands from around the world, international and local exhibitors from the US, Turkey, Germany, Morocco, Pakistan, India, and more are expected to attend the exhibition [...]

2021-05-31T13:39:07+01:0031 May 2021|

Extra Health and Safety EXPO 2020 updates

In The line with the UAE's effort in combatting  COVID19, health, safety and well-being of all participants is the highest priority in the upcoming Expo 2020. With the Expo 2020 Dubai being held in October 2021, strict regulations and stringent social distancing is, and will be continuously implemented for all official participants and everyone working for the Expo 2020 Dubai. Virtual inspections of staffs accommodation as well COVID19 vaccinations for all employees and their families are just few of the measures that are being carried out as part of the Expo 2020's programme to the safeguard all participant, workforce, suppliers, contractors and visitors. The Expo 2020 Committee ensures compliance with the most recent guidelines from leading medical, science and health experts such as the UAE Ministry of Health and prevention and Dubai Health Authority and with an up to date advice [...]

2021-05-27T05:51:00+01:0026 May 2021|

Getting to know more about Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain in UAE

Great to be back attending conferences and exhibitions in Dubai today and catching up with some old faces (new ones too). A super exciting time for UAE with Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain on every ones mind. AIBC UAE started today (25th to 26th May, 2021) in the emirate of Dubai. The event is being held at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City and has brought together key brands and individuals from the converging sectors of AI, blockchain, IoT, Quantum Tech to discuss and shape the future of emerging tech. It is one of the leading events globally for blockchain, AI, crypto, and other emerging technologies, and gathers together an elite selection of delegates, policymakers and thought leaders from across the globe. Such international support and interest has helped propel AIBC Summit become a favourite on the world circuit for emerging tech [...]

2021-05-25T14:44:47+01:0025 May 2021|

UAE approves 100% Foreign ownership starting 1st of June 2021

The Ministry of Economy had announced the Federal Commercial Companies Law No. 2 of 2015 that was previously amended to be finally put in effect. Effective 1st June 2021, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will allow foreign investors to fully own local companies with certain activities without an Emarati sponsor. The activities considered to have strategic impact on the UAE's economy will be applied under the amended law and can be applied to both old and new onshore licenses. Various activities from oil and gas, telecom, commercial agency, banking insurance, labour supply, and utilities' sectors, however, will not be included in the recent amendment. But considering UAE's open foreign direct investment policy, these also may be revised in future. In line with the UAE's comprehensive vision to strengthen its position as a global investment destination, the amendment to [...]

2021-05-25T15:15:32+01:0024 May 2021|