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Conventions / MOUs


Union Coop joins hands with Dubai Cares to support 50,000 children affected by the Syrian crisis

8/6/2017

Prepared by Marwan Alquran
Photographer : Sultan Almarzooqi


Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and Union Coop signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby Union Coop will sponsor Dubai Cares’ upcoming “Volunteer Emirates” edition that will be held in support of children in Jordan who are affected by the Syrian crisis. This Back to School edition of “Volunteer Emirates” will run at Al Boom Tourist Village from June 17 to 22 with the support of 3,000 expected Dubai Cares volunteers who will assemble 50,000 school kits to be distributed to Syrian refugee children in Jordan.
According to UNHCR, in 2009, 94 per cent of Syrian children attended primary and lower secondary education, by June 2016 only 60 per cent of children were in school in Syria, leaving 2.1 million children and adolescents without access to education in Syria. In neighboring countries, over 4.8 million Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR, amongst them around 35 per cent are of school-age. In Turkey, only 39 per cent of school-age refugee children and adolescents were enrolled in primary and secondary education, 40 per cent in Lebanon, and 70 per cent in Jordan. This means that nearly 900,000 Syrian school-age refugee children and adolescents are not in school.
Commenting on this new initiative, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “Through this initiative, we are ensuring that children affected by the Syrian crisis regain a sense of normality. Something as small as a school bag given to a child at the beginning of a new school year can make a difference in that child’s life. Dubai Cares will continue to do its best to positively impact the learning experience of that children affected by the Syrian crisis by ensuring they get the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives. Union Coop’s immensely generous sponsorship is instrumental to the success of this initiative, as it illustrates the organization’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, and its belief not just in the work we do, but in the transformative power of education.”
Mr. Harib Mohammed bin Thani, Director of Operations division said: “Union Coop is sponsoring Dubai Cares’ ‘Volunteer Emirates’ initiative to ensure children affected by the Syrian crisis receive the basic school kits before the beginning of the academic year. Such a sponsorship stems from Union Coop’s humanitarian vision which aims to make CSR as a standard business practice within the company. Through this initiative, we aim to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and welfare among children affected by the Syria crisis who are in dire need of such support at the time being.”
The initiative is expected to attract thousands of volunteers over a period of six days. The volunteers will assist Dubai Cares in assembling school kits that will include a backpack, a pencil case, A5 notebooks, a sketchbook, a calculator, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, pens and crayons, rulers, stickers and labels. Dubai Cares, with the support of its implementing partner Save the Children, will then distribute the assembled school kits to children in Jordan who are affected by the Syria crisis ahead of the beginning of academic year 2017/2018.
The Back to School edition of “Volunteer Emirates” is in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’, with Dubai Cares involving members of the UAE community to help pack the school kits. Moreover, Union Coop’s sponsorship for this initiative also falls under the first pillar of the Year of Giving 2017,which aims to engage public and private sector firms in developing projects as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives.


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Dubai Customs signs MoU with UNION COOP

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Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017: As part of its efforts to support the message and blessed goals of the Year of Giving, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of Understanding with Union Coop; one of the biggest consumer cooperatives in the UAE.
The agreement was signed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs and Harbi Mohammed bin Thani, Operations Director Manager at Union Coop, in the presence of Khalil Saqer, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Yousef Ozair, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, and Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing and Huda Salim, manager of Communication& social service at Union Coop.
Al Falasi commended the role of the Union Coop in providing good quality commodities at affordable prices.
The agreement will see the Union Coop print the logos of Dubai Customs campaigns on its bio friendly plastic bags and distribute booklets and brochures at its different outlets to raise public awareness about Dubai Customs campaigns and strategic activities.

“This agreement is a continuation of a strategic long term partnership between us. Such M0U’s promote purposeful partnerships and encourage collective work towards the welfare of society” Al Falasi commented.

On his part, bin Thani highlighted the important role of Dubai Customs in protecting society from counterfeited items.

“By signing this agreement we want to shed more light on Dubai Customs’ remarkable role in sustaining security and supporting national economy”.


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Imdaad wins waste management deal with Union Coop

Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the GCC, has signed a two-year contract to manage the waste of Union Coop, Dubai’s consumer cooperative established by law in 1982. The new deal will deploy Imdaad’s sustainable waste management services across Union Coop’s 12 branches, in addition to staff accommodation.
Union Coop’s outlets are spread over strategic communities in Dubai such as Satwa, Rashidiya, Hamriya, Towar, Mankhool, Jumeirah, Aweer, Wasl, and Umm Suqeim, in addition to branches in Mirdif’s Etihad Mall and Al Barsha’s Barsha Mall. It also manages the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society in Ajman.

Supermarkets and retail chains deal with a huge amount of waste such as food, plastics as well as recyclable materials from wood and paper. Khaled Humaid Bin Dhiban Al Falasi general manager of Union Coop commented: “Union Coop’s partnership with Imdaad is part of our long-term initiative to reinforce our policies and standards on hygiene, health and environmental safety. As a leading hypermarket chain, we believe choosing the right partner is essential for any responsible business. We are confident Imdaad can deliver the best waste management practices to help us save on cost as well as reduce our business operations’ environmental impact.”
Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “Securing the contract with Union Coop is another significant addition to Imdaad’s ever expanding capacity to sustainably manage waste in Dubai and showcase our strengths in managing diverse types of waste products. We look forward to bring in our comprehensive waste management services to support Union Coop’s efforts to strengthen its environmental initiatives and contribute to Dubai’s vision of a clean and sustainable city.”
Imdaad provides a wide range of waste and environmental solutions to premier development communities in Dubai, theme parks, as well as restaurants and hotel establishments. The multi-awarded integrated FM firm is renowned in the region for building on its business operations to champion environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


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New cooperative markets to be ready by next year

The all new 'UAQ Cooperative Markets', scheduled to be completed in the first half of next year, are expected to initially cost Dh50 million, according to a senior official.

More affordable products will be available to residents of Umm Al Quwain, following an agreement between the Union Cooperative Society, Dubai, and the UAQ Cooperative Society to build a grand shopping centre here.

The all new 'UAQ Cooperative Markets', scheduled to be completed in the first half of next year, are expected to initially cost Dh50 million, according to a senior official.

Khalid bin Zaiban Al Falasi, director-general of the Union Cooperative Society, (UCS) said they will run the markets, to be built at the Salma area, for seven years, which can later be renewed.

"The UCS is to localise the jobs at the new UAQ Cooperative Markets sponsored by His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain,"

Priority will be given to Emirati citizens in UAQ, he added. "All UAE nationals to be recruited will go through intensive training courses."

UCS Chairman Majid Hamad Al Shamsi said they have already started the designs of the shopping centre which is meant to meet the needs of residents at affordable prices.

"The UAE Cooperative Markets, worth Dh50 million, will be built on a total area of 80,000 square metres, and will be equipped with modern facilities and services."

The two-floor premises will include 25 outlets, along with a food corner and a fun city for kids, he stated. "The project is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2017."

Al Shamsi pointed out that the agreement concluded with the UAQ Cooperative Markets is a step forward in the right direction for the Union Cooperative Society to share expertise.

"It is also a critical step to ensure and boost strategic food security in the emirate in view of the sudden massive changes worldwide."

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" Union Coop " signs agreement to decrease of "Salmon" Fish price 40%

1 October 2015 :

Mr. / Yaqoob Al Blooshi, Manager of Fresh Foods in Cooperative Union Society, said "that the Society intends to enter into contracts with Norwegian Companies directly, through which they will provide sea products, such as salmon fish and its derivatives, in competitive prices and high quality, referring that the contracts will lead to decrease of prices of salmon fish and its derivatives in Society's selling outlets with a percentage of 30 to 40 %, compared to the prices presented now in the markets.

These press releases came while Dubai Cooperative Society of Fishermen was receiving a commercial delegation from the Norwegian Consulate in Dubai, attended by H. E. General / Mohammed Al Mery , Chairman of Board of Directors of Fisheries Society, Mr. / Khalifa Al Mery, General Manager of Society and a number of employees.

Al Balloushi added "In cooperation with Dubai Fishermen Society, the Union Coop prepares program of visits and workshops of a group of tradesmen and producers of salmon fish in Norway, whose events started in This month, so as to communicate and enter into contracts with the original source of these products, without local mediators, and to exchange experiences in this field, to present each best to the consumer".

With regard to the strategic interests of the direct contracts with the foreign companies, Al Al Blooshi added "that the interests of the contracts are not only limited to decrease of price of Salmon fish and its derivatives, but also they have many issues, the most important of which is to keep the food security, strategic stock of sea products in the country, in addition to giving an impetus to the efforts exerted by the Government Authorities to achieve a sustainable marine environment".

Al Al Blooshi referred "that the Norwegian Salmon fish has become with big marketability among different slides of marketers in the last few years by presenting it to different branches of Cooperative Union Society, drawing the attention of Society's Management to enter into contracts with the producers to meet their needs of these products.

" Union Coop " intends to sign strategic agreements with Dubai Municipality

    Union Cooperative Society & Dubai Municipality held a coordinative meeting, during which the Society presented its current and future societal projects, and its role in support of the vital sectors in Dubai emirate, represented in means of education, health and human and charitable work, in presence of Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing & Communication Department in Union Cooperative Society , and for Dubai Municipality Eng. / Abdul Majeed Sifiani the General Manager of Wastes, Eng. / Mohammed Al Nouri Manager of Partnership , Mr. / Ismail Abdul Rahman Al Banna, Manager of Institutional Marketing & Relations Department in Dubai Municipality and a number of employees of the Municipality.

With regards to the most important subjects discussed during the meeting, Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing & Communication Department in Society said "The coordinative meeting comes as a preliminary step to a forthcoming series of meetings, signature of a number of strategic partnership agreements, serving the institutional and societal aims of both Parties, in addition to individuals of society, promotion of level of services rendered to them, so that Dubai emirate may become a world destination in different aspects through integrated development".

Certificate of appreciation

At the end of meeting, Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, representing Union Cooperative Society , received a certificate of appreciation from Dubai Municipality, appraising its role and distinguished and effective participation in initiative "Shop smartly … Decrease your wastes", which was organized by the Municipality in order to keep the environment, and enlighten the shoppers about importance of adoption of the sustainable environmental ways and means.

On commenting the above, Al Bastaki said "The Society in extremely interested in participation, organization of requirements and concepts of sustainability among individuals of the society, and it adopts plans and systems with worldly standards and practices in management of wastes, which help decrease production of wastes, re-use and recycle.

MOU with Dubai women’s association

Union Cooperative Society and women’s association for Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the context of societal interaction in order to reinforce the family co-operative shopping, and to reinforce their mutual relationships with the aim to establish the high societal values in the community.
Dr. Fatma Mohammad Saeed Al Falasi, singed the Memorandum on behalf of women’s association in her capacity as the General Manager of the society. Mr Suhail Al Bastaki signed the Memorandum on behalf of the Union Cooperative Society in his capacity as the Marketing & Communication Manager. The memorandum was signed in the presence of Mrs. Fatma Al Abdullah, director of Al Khawaneej branch of the Union Cooperative Society.
The Memorandum of Understanding contained articles that benefit the two parties as to the community promotion in order to serve the local audience, including putting a board in the Union Cooperative Society showing the agreed events, dedicating a corner for the publications and “brochures” of the events organized by the Union Cooperative Society in addition to putting advertisements of the products of the Union Cooperative Society in the headquarters and branches of Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women to benefit the employees of the Union Cooperative Society twice a year.
The memorandum entitled Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Woman to show the logo of its events in Dubai at the rate of four shows as a maximum on the screens of the sale points in all branches of the Union Cooperative Society in Dubai for one week. Furthermore, the memorandum entitled Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women to put the campaign logo on the shopping bags at the rate of four campaigns with the number of three tons per each advertisement. Dr. Fatima Al Falasi praised the cooperation between the two sides in order to serve the community issues, and to provide the best ways to live a safe that promoting and supporting the prospects for family bonding and safety. She noted that the Society is seeking through all means to reinforce the ties between government institutions and civil society organizations for the welfare and safety of the family.

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Memorandum of Understanding with Al-Hudaibya School

The UCS Society has supported Al-Hudaibya School based on a memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties as part of support and enhancement of cooperation between the UCS Society and the community being efforts made by the UCS Society in the field of community service.

This has been made through the installation of umbrella in the name of the “Union Umbrella” in the schoolyard. This initiative to support the educational process adopted by the UCS Society is part of its societal roles stemming from its strategic plan.

The agreement concluded at the Etihad Mall was signed by Mr./ Suhail Bistiki, Marketing and Communication dept. manager on behalf of the Director of the UCS Society, Mrs. Jamila Aded, the School Director, in the presence of a number of officials in both the UCS Society and the School.

Memorandum of Understanding with the AlNukhba School

The USC has financially supported The AlNukhba School with an amount of 150000 Dirhams upon a memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties. Such initiative is part of enhancing and supporting cooperation between the UCS and the community with the aim of achieving the joint objectives effectively, and combine efforts in the field of social development of the educational sector through providing of financial support amounting to 150,000 Dirhams to support and equip the professional development hall, and school’s sports playground. The hall shall be named “the Union Hall for Professional Development”.

The agreement concluded in the Union Mall was signed by Mr. Suhail Albistiki, Marketing and Communication Department manager on behalf of The General Manager of the UCS , and Mrs. Khoula Alabdouly; the school Headmaster in the attendance of a number of officials of the UCS and School.

Memorandum of Understanding with the Maria Quptya School

The UCS has financially supported The Maria Quptya School with an amount of 150000 Dirhams upon a memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties, such initiative is part of enhancing and supporting cooperation between the UCS and the community as part of initiatives made by UCS in serving the community and educational sector through the provision of financial support amounting to 150,000 Dirhams to support and equip the school theatre related to internal and external events. The theatre shall be in the name of “the Union Theatre”.

The agreement made in the Union Mall was signed by Mr. Shall Albistiki, Marketing and Communication Department manager on behalf of The General Manager of the UCS and Mrs. Mariam Alhetwai, the school Headmaster, in the attendance of a number of officials in the UCS and School.

Memorandum of understanding with the General Department of Human Rights in Dubai Police


A desire to build bridges of cooperation between the Union Cooperative Society and the General Department of Human Rights in Dubai Police, the Union Cooperative Society in Dubai has provided a support with an amount of AED 100,000 in favor of General Department of Human Rights in Dubai Police under the memorandum of understanding concluded between Two Parties.

This comes from two Parties keenness to support and strengthen the bonds of cooperation between them in all fields, programs and events in order to achieve the common goals effectively, in addition unify the efforts in the field of the community contributions to achieve the best performance of community service and community development. Which guarantee the establishment of the institutional integration between the governmental and non-governmental agencies.
This agreement was signed by Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing & Communication Department on behalf of the general manager of the Union Cooperative Society, and by General Department of Human Rights in Dubai Police the brigadier general Dr. Mohammed Abdullah AL-Murr, and in the presence of a number of officials from both Parties.
This agreement was concluded to sponsor the following programs
• Sponsoring “The humanitarian aid for the disabled program “
• Supporting the iftar initiative through the purchases card
• Providing moral support to the activities and events of the management campaigns, as well as printing the campaigns slogans on the shopping bags and displaying it on the points of sale screen in all the branches of the Union Cooperative Society.
Mr. Suhail al Bastaki affirmed that the union is keen to support and apply the concept of the community responsibility by providing the material support to serve the members of the community. In addition, pointing to the keenness of the Union Cooperative Society to provide permanent support to the service agencies in the Emirate of Dubai through its programs concerning the support of the social responsibility, which reinforce its position as one of the agencies that serve the community and participate in the community development.

MOU with Mohammed Bin Rashid Projects Development Corporation




On Thursday morning, 25/06/2015, Union Society renewed its agreement with Mohammed Bin Rashid Projects Development Corporation in premise of the Corporation in Dubai. The Agreement was signed by both Mr Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, General Manager of Society, and Mr. / Abdul Bassit Al Jinahe, Executive Manager of Corporation.

The above was made in presence of Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing & Communication Department, and a number of managers from the Corporation.

This Agreement supports our youths and boosts them to create a competitive environment that supports the local economy, based on vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the State, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, who directed to support the youths with concessions and incentives, in addition to the technical, training and marketing support.

Finally, both Parties exchanged the memorial shields to both corporations, supporting the common links of cooperation extended since last year.

Signing an Agreement with Dubai Statistics Center


A partnership agreement was signed, within the framework of joint cooperation, by and between Union Coop and Dubai Statistics Center on Tuesday dated 09/06/2015.

This strategic partnership aims to lay the foundations of the joint cooperation between them in the field of exchanging the statistical data or any other field agreed upon between both parties to make benefits from it effectively and to ensure achieving the institutional integration between government agencies and private entities, which comes from the strategic objectives of Union Coop.

The Coop represented by Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Marketing and Communication Department, on behalf of the Director General of the Coop, while the Center represented by Mr. Tarik Youssef Al Janahi, Deputy of Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Statistics Center and other officers of both Parties.

At the conclusion of such occasion, Mr. Tarik Youssef Al Janahi delivered a memorial armor to the Union Cooperative Society, which received by Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki in recognition of the distinct community efforts.

" Co-op Union " signs a memorandum of understanding with "Beit Al Khair Society"


4-6-2014
Based on desire to re-activate the common efforts, and lay the foundations of charitable work, Beit Al Khair Society signed a memorandum of understanding with Co-op Union Society, to support the societal partnership between the two Parties, in order to achieve the common interest in service of local society.

For "Beit Al Khair Society", Saeed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, deputy executive manager signed the Agreement; and for Co-op Union Society, Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing and Communication, signed the Agreement on behalf of the General Manager of Society.

On the basis of Agreement, the Co-op Union Society sponsor 33 orphans from the cases registered in " Beit Al Khair Society" throughout a complete year, by giving them "Charities Card" for Smart Purchases in a value of AED. 500 per month, in conjunction of lapse of 33 years since registration of Co-op Union Society.

In his speech about the Agreement, Al Mazrouei said: "This Agreement boosts the societal partnership among the UAE. Society establishments, strengthens the firm relations among them. As a charity establishment, " Beit Al Khair Society" is interested in rendering the human services to the needy in various aspects of life, so that it may be an example adopted by the public benefit establishments. He has the power to collect the donations in various possible means in charitable projects. So, " Beit Al Khair Society" welcomes the desire of Co-op Union Society to participate in the societal services in various sectors, including its desire to present the support to the cases of registered orphans in " Beit Al Khair Society".

On his part, Al Bastaki said: " Co-op Union Society is interested in participating in societal development, where its work is not limited to only selling and buying, but participates in various local services and different sectors, whether charitable, educational, health, security or sport. Since " Beit Al Khair Society" is a charitable establishment working inside the UAE, so we signed this Agreement, which meets aims of service of the local society, where under this Agreement the orphans may be able to get various goods from branches of our Society, which are spread through (Charities Card), offered by the Society to 33 orphans, where it supports, ipso facto, 33 orphans , who are registered in " Beit Al Khair Society" to spend on them therefrom.

Signing an agreement with General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs – Dubai


    A partnership agreement was signed between Union Coop Society and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs in premise of the later in Dubai. The aim of this strategic partnership is the interest of both parties in supporting and boosting the concepts of cooperation and societal partnership existing between them effectively, and to unify the efforts to serve all categories of the society , regarding promotion of level of cultural and societal awareness, promotion of practices and creations, enriching the civilized communication to serve the issues of development of UAE society, especially sponsorship of Challenge Race Program (which is made up of enlightening cultural competitions, which enables the whole audience individuals to participate therein, and there are financial and in rem prizes), being a platinum sponsor and partner of the program. The Challenge Race Program is broadcasted during the month of Ramadan of the year 1436 – 2015, in Nour Dubai Radio.


   The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs was represented by H. E. General / Mohammed Ahmed Al Merry, Manager of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs, and Union Coop Society was represented by Mr. Khalid Humaid Khalifa Bin Diban Al Falasi, General Manager of Society, and attended by Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing and Communication Department in Society, and a number of responsible employees from both sides.

Signing a memorandum of understanding with Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation


Union Cooperation Society signed a memorandum of Understanding with Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation, under which both establishments cooperate and coordinate efforts to promote the charity work, lay its foundations in the human and service fields.

The memorandum of understanding was signed at the premise of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation in Societal Dubai on Thursday, corresponding to 28/5/2015; and Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation was represented by Dr. / Rajaa Easa Saleh Al Gurg, Chairman of Board of Directors, while Union Cooperation Society was represented by Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki – Manager of Marketing & Communication Department on behalf of General Manager of Society, and in presence of Mr. / Mohammed Farouq, General Manager of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation, and Mr. / Ahmed Al Sawy in charge of Loyalty Management Unit .

Further, the aim of this Agreement is to unify the efforts to serve the society, present the support, and give the assistances, such as presenting Al Mir Commodity to the families of limited income and the needy, and to look after this important category.

Signing a memorandum of understanding with Emirates Association for Talent Sponsorship


Emirates Association for Talent Sponsorship

On the basis of interest in effective supporting and boosting the concepts of cooperation and societal partnership, aiming at supporting the activities of talents, the Union Cooperative Society signed a memorandum of understanding with Emirates Association for Talent Sponsorship.


Recently, it has been increasingly interested in the talents and their affairs. Such interest directed to the necessity of providing the educational and pedagogic curriculums, programs and activities that meet their needs, provide the environment and institutional structures that are able to absorb and manage these activities to develop them and maintain their continuity, in addition to utilizing their creative energies in various fields.

On the part of Emirates Association for Talent Sponsorship the memorandum was signed by H. H. Lieutenant General / Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, Chairman of Society, and on the part of Union, it was signed by Mr. / Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Board of Directors, in presence of a number of senior responsible employees from both parties. On the part of Union Mr. /Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi , General Manager , and Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, Manager of Marketing & Communication Department.

At the end, H. H. Lieutenant General / Dahi Khalfan Tamim handed over the Memoriam Medal to the Union Cooperation Society, which was received by H. H. / Majid Hamad Rahma, in appreciation of effective societal participation of Society at the level of area.

Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Autism Center

  Autistic Disorder has been interested therein by various educational and medical sectors, having different interpretations and methods of treatment based on the different specialties, as one of most common developmental disorders. Infection therewith has been increased during last years, as of one infected with same out of 150 children in 2007 to be 1 out of 91 in 2009.

As per Union Coop General Manager thereof, Mr. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, under the auspices of this important category as an integral part of society and the constant quest to integrate them into community, UCS decided to take care of Dubai Autism Center, due to its effective role in Dubai, in terms of attention and charity for those infected with autism.

Thereupon, UCS has provided an amount of AED 200,000 under a memorandum of understanding entered there into by and between Dubai Autism Centre and UCS, in order to provide support and strengthen cooperation between the UCS and the community on social development.

The MoU has been entered there into by and between Mr. / Mohammed Al-Emadi, General Manager and Board Member of Dubai Autism Center and Mr./ Suhail Mahmood Sultan Albastaki, Media & Communication Manager, on behalf of the General Manager.

Memorandum of Understanding with the education sector

 Union Cooperative Society presents an amount of AED 900,000.00 for every model school out of 6 model schools (150,000.00 AED per school), under the MoU signed between the two parties, out of concern for supporting and strengthening cooperation among them in order to achieve common goals effectively and to unify efforts in the field of social development in the education sector.

MoUs have been entered into by
Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki, Media & Communication Manager, on behalf of General manager of Union Coop,
in the presence of Ms.Azeeta Al Awadhi Shopping Centers Manager
and Ms. Badriya Al Suwaidi - Customer Service Officer
as well as a number of school officials, during receiving them in Etihad Mall.

Schools entering into the MoU are:

1. Asmaa Bint Al-Numan Model School
2. Creativity Model School for Basic Education
3. Values Model School
4. Jumeirah Model School for Basic Education
5. Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Model School
6. Mohammed Bin Rashid Model School

Memorandum of Understanding with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs

11/6/2014



  The Union Cooperative Society signed a memorandum of understanding between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai on the 11/06/2014

Under the memorandum of understanding between the two parties, and that comes out of concern for support and promote the concepts of cooperation and partnership between the two existing community effectively, In order to unify efforts to serve the community in terms of raising the level of cultural and community awareness. In addition, to enrich the cultural communication issues to serve the community in the UAE.

   The agreement was signed by Mr. / Suhail Al Bastaki , media and communication dept. manager, on behalf of Mr. / Khalid Humaid Bin Theban Falasi , General Manager of Union Coop and Colonel / Awad , on behalf of His Excellency Major General / Mohammed Ahmdalmra General Manager Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

Union Coop Sponsors the Rehabilitation Center Project

13-5-2014
    As a part of its social role responsibility, Union Coop provided a check for 1,000,000 Dhs a year for three years for the benefit of the Community Development Authority dedicated to people with disabilities as a support of the Rehabilitation Center Projec,t under signing a memorandum of Understanding between the two parties, which comes out of concern for the support and strengthen cooperation among them in order to achieve common goals effectively and unify efforts in the field of social development.

   This MOU was signed on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 where Mr. Khalid Al Kamda the General Manager of the authority received the check by Mr. Khalid Al Falasi “Union Coop General Manager” with the presence of Mr. Suhail Al Bastaki “Media & Communication Manager” along with few other executives from the authority.

Dubai club for the disabled partnership agreement

4-2-2014
   With its social roles, Union Cooperative Society has signed an agreement of partnership with the Dubai club for the disabled on Tuesday 4 Feb, 2014.
Both Foundations anticipated this agreement as an opportunity to achieve the objectives of encouraging
the essence of Initiatives and competition between National Companies to support sectors of people with disabilities, and form strategic partnerships between different community sectors.

   This agreement was also an advantage to benefit from the social contributions and ingenuities by which some initiatives were organized by Union Coop through the establishments of educational projects meant for disable people in the national centers and clubs of their own, in order to spread the concept of integrating people with disabilities with other segments of society .
By signing this partnership agreement, special canopies or covering shades worth 150,000 Dhs will be located at the girls section of the Dubai club for the disabled, which will be placed to cover the section of cultural and sports activities and crafts of all kinds including:

• Table Tennis
• Badminton
• Bocci Game
• Aerobics
• Courses and lectures
• Workshops Hall
• Basketball Hall
This picture demonstrates the planned layout of the canopies 

Union Cooperative Society was represented by Mr. Khalid Humaid Al Falasi, General Manager to sign the memorandum, while the Dubai club for the disabled was represented by Mr. Thani Juma Berregad, Chairman of the Board

Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan officially launches Khalifa Fund's 5th SME exhibition in Abu Dhabi

UAE, Abu Dhabi, 7th October
      Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi has launched the 5th annual ceremony and SME exhibition hosted by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development at Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center. His Highness was accompanied by a number of Their Highnesses Sheikhs, Ministers, senior officials and various prominent figures in the state.

      His Highness Sheikh Hamed said: "His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has made UAE citizens the top priority for development at all levels, and they form the axis of the ongoing evolution of our economy. They are the main pillar of sustainable prosperity, and contribute to the wealth of the UAE by using entrepreneurship as a tool for positive change."
 
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Khalifa Fund plays key role in developing UAE businesses

Staff Report / 8 October 2013
Abu Dhabi has launched the fifth annual ceremony and SME exhibition hosted by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development at Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre.



The ceremony held under the patronage of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was launched by Shaikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. He was accompanied by a number of Shaikhs, ministers, senior officials and various prominent figures in the state.

Shaikh Hamed said: “His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has made UAE citizens the top priority for development at all levels, and they form the axis of the ongoing evolution of our economy. They are the main pillar of sustainable prosperity, and contribute to the wealth of the UAE by using entrepreneurship as a tool for positive change.”
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Memorandum of Understanding between Union Cooperative Society & Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

Al Bayan - 23/01/2013
An Understanding Agreement was contentedly signed between Union Cooperative Society and Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development on Tuesday 22/01/2013, which was perceived as an opportunity to develop prospects of collaboration between the two parties.

Both Foundations anticipated this memorandum as an opportunity to achieve their goals of promoting entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates, as well as encouraging and facilitating the development of private businesses, and to stimulate initiatives between the citizens of the United Arab Emirates, in addition to stimulating the development of key economic sector, a sector of small enterprises and medium-sized enterprises.

This memorandum is also aimed to provide additional incentives and better competitive conditions for the registered suppliers of Khalifa Fund, in which Union Cooperative Society will provide the affiliated suppliers with the complete support in the fields of professional training, as well as propose better suggestions related to the level of service and Quality of their merchandise.

In addition to all that, all affiliated suppliers will receive a full release from the entire year fees, and will get a 50% discount on all product display costs from the date of signing the contract plus other more incentives.

Union Cooperative Society was represented by Mr. Khalid Humaid Al Falasi, General Manager to sign the memorandum, while Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was represented by Mr. Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Chief Operating Officer.
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