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SAINT HONORE: The exquisite Monceau makes a statement at Eid

Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2016:  A new men's creation by SAINT HONORE, the Monceau watch asserts itself with an exquisite structure based on aesthetic understatement.  With a diameter of 41 mm, this steel model with a thin profile meets the expectations of today's clients, putting SAINT HONORE at the heart of present-day watchmaking trends. An ode to purity, the new Monceau watch by SAINT HONORE - a name that makes direct reference to the Parisian district - interprets French-style elegance with a most sophisticated design. Equipped with a Swiss-made quartz movement which offers a chronograph function, the timepiece features a dial with two harmoniously balanced counters: a 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock and a continuous seconds counter at 3 o'clock. SA ......read more

Louis Moinet celebrates 200 years of the chronograph

Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2016:  To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Louis Moinet inventing the chronograph, and in salute of their founder's indomitably brilliant creative genius, Louis Moinet are proud to present the Memoris, the world's first chronograph timepiece that is clothed in light! In 1816, Louis Moinet created an artistic and technological masterpiece that created haute horological history. Beating at a rhythm of 216,000 vibrations per hour, designed to observe the orbits of the planets in the heavens the world's first-ever chronograph was a harbinger of finer things to come. Two hundred years on, in salute to that spirit of sheer creative genius that drove their founder, Louis Moinet lights up the stars by presenting Memoris, the first chronograph-watc ......read more

Raymond Weil's Brand Ambassador Katheryn Winnick presents the new Shine collection

Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2016:  RAYMOND WEIL’s brand ambassador Katheryn Winnick introduces the new dazzling shine watches. Feminine, elegant and sensual, this exclusive collection features a unique patented system of interchangeable bracelets. It is pure jewel for independent, modern women who want their watch to be a part of every occasion.  RAYMOND WEIL’s shine collection is an exquisite symbol of sensuality and elegance. When it was first launched in 2005, its glamour, strength and audacity left a footprint in the Brand’s history. For its 40th anniversary, the Swiss watchmaker presents a new shine, equipped with a quartz movement, combining delicate curves, feminine refinement, diamond purity and enchanting mother-of-pearl for some models. The 32mm round ......read more

ME beauty and wellness market set to be worth US$34.7 billion by 2020

Region racks up among the fastest growth rates in the world driving huge interest from leading global players   Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2016:  The Middle East is rapidly becoming a high priority destination for the leading global beauty and wellness brands, thanks to it's phenomenal growth rates. According to the latest research from Euromonitor International, the beauty and personal care market in the Middle East and Africa is expected to surge at 6.4% over the next five years, to be worth US$34.7 billion by 2020, up from $25.4 billion in 2015. These impressive growth statistics confirm the enormous interest in the region from leading global brands and was the main driver for the enormous success of the recently-concluded Beautyworld Middle East 2016. Beautyworld Midd ......read more

ALMANSOORI Health Day tackles obesity question

Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2016:  The issues of obesity and weight loss were the focus of AlMansoori Specialized Engineering’s annual health day, held at the Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, recently. About 250 people attended the event, organized by the leading oilfield services company in the Middle East. Speakers discussed topics including Obesity 101, the impact of weight gain on joints, paleo/primal diet, making changes and exercise for weight loss. A range of healthy products and services were displayed by a number of organizations, including Lifecare Hospital, Lifeline Wellness, Exeter Medical Centre, Advantage Sports, The Art of Living and Go Organic. AlMansoori CEO Nabil Alalawi said: “Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing the modern world. At AlManso ......read more

Trade visitors to Beautyworld Middle East 2016 soar by 26%

Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2016:  A spectacular and enormously successful edition of Beautyworld Middle East 2016, with a majority of the leading global brands participating and massive representation from the regional trade, came to a close at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre,  underlining the vast growth potential of the beauty business in the region. The 21st edition of the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trade show featured 1,530 exhibitors from 60 countries, and attracted 37,553 visitors from 135 countries. This marked a tremendous 26 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of trade visitors and a creditable nine per cent increase in exhibition space. This comes as the Middle East and Africa (MEA) reinforces its status as the ......read more

SriLankan Airlines provides an enhanced web experience to its Middle Eastern Traveller with its Arabic site

Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2016:  SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member airline of one world, launches its Arabic website, providing its Middle Eastern travellers an enhanced and personalized browsing experience. The new site (http://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/ae) is equipped with advanced features to provide a hassle-free and comprehensive web experience, allowing the users the convenience of fulfilling travel preliminaries at their fingertips, offering them the opportunity to independently control their own bookings. In addition to that, travellers can also instantly claim the online offers that SriLankan launches and make their payments via credit card, earning more credit in the process.   In celebration of the launch of its Arabic site in the na ......read more

Eberhard & Co. and Moreschi a special partnership for a new Extra-fort

Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2016:  One of the best examples of Swiss excellence in the watch-making world paired with the most sophisticated of leather goods has produced the “Extra-fort Special Edition for Moreschi”; an elegant and refined watch that best expresses a number of characteristics shared by the two companies: a unique and unmistakable style, timeless class and great attention to detail. The idea of creating an Eberhard & Co. watch for Moreschi was inspired by the long-standing and deep-rooted bond of friendship and mutual respect between the two companies: indeed, the watchmaker’s timepiece owned by Mario Moreschi, the company’s founder and grandfather of the current proprietor, dates back to 1949. Jealously guarded and handed down from generat ......read more

New Seiko Astron GPS Solar Caliber launched

Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2016:   Since the launch of Seiko’s unique GPS Solar technology in 2012, the Astron collection has become an icon of high technology, energy efficient watchmaking and has proven to be a remarkable global success, appreciated for its unique practicality, its advanced functions and its refined design. Today, a new caliber is added to the range. Caliber 8X22 broadens the appeal of Astron still further, offering a slimmer case and a clean, uncluttered dial layout which allows the world traveller to see local time at a glance. Sometimes, less is more Caliber 8X22 is a notable advance in Seiko’s GPS Solar technology. The case is slimmer than any other GPS Solar watch1, even slimmer than all other Astron models (the depth is just 12.4mm comp ......read more

A star Shines! Raymond Weil Brand Ambassador Katheryn Winnick with the new Shine Collection

Q&A Katheryn Winnick About the collaboration with RAYMOND WEIL 1.1    How did the relationship with RAYMOND WEIL start and what does this partnership represent? I received a call from my agent that the CEO, Elie Bernheim, follows our “Vikings” series and is a fan of the show. They asked if I would be interested in becoming the new Brand Ambassador. I am very excited about this partnership. RAYMOND WEIL shares a similar passion in celebrating the arts, strength and beauty in women. 1.2    What's ultimately most important to you in a watch? Are you more interested in the look and design, or the functions and mechanism, or both? I feel that both the functionality and the esthetics are important. The RAYMOND WEIL watches are simple ......read more

Eberhard & Co. and Moreschi a special partnership for a new Extra-fort

Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016:   One of the best examples of Swiss excellence in the watch-making world paired with the most sophisticated of leather goods has produced the “Extra-fort Special Edition for Moreschi”; an elegant and refined watch that best expresses a number of characteristics shared by the two companies: a unique and unmistakable style, timeless class and great attention to detail. The idea of creating an Eberhard & Co. watch for Moreschi was inspired by the long-standing and deep-rooted bond of friendship and mutual respect between the two companies: indeed, the watchmaker’s timepiece owned by Mario Moreschi, the company’s founder and grandfather of the current proprietor, dates back to 1949. Jealously guarded and handed down from ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Materials Handling Saudi Arabia 2016

Two-day conference, exhibition in Jeddah the latest expansion in Saudi market for Dubai-based trade fair organiser Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016:   Messe Frankfurt Middle East, one of the region’s largest exhibition organisers, is expanding its regional reach with the announcement of the inaugural Materials Handling Saudi Arabia 2016.  The two-day conference and exhibition will take place from 28-29 November 2016 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in the port city of Jeddah, offering global suppliers and regional manufacturers direct access to the Kingdom’s thriving logistics, warehouse, freight and cargo industries. Organised in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), Materials Handling Saudi Arabia is a biennial event alternating betwee ......read more

CHECKPOINT Pumps announces 20% YOY growth in rental solutions business

Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016:   CHECKPOINT Pumps and Systems FZE, a leading supplier of custom pumping solutions and chemical injection systems for the oil industry announced an upward trend in the utilization of rental solutions across the region. The company has experienced an incredible 20% year-on-year growth in the take-up of their rental packages as operators reformulate their operational methods and devise new ways to effect cost savings even as oil prices are trending lower across the board.  CheckPoint Pumps & Systems offer a range of rental pumping solutions, designed to suit the varying technical specifications of customers in the Middle East region that offer savings in costs to operators. They have extended their comprehensive rental offering across the ......read more

ME beauty and wellness market among the fastest growing globally

Trade visitors to Beautyworld Middle East 2016 soar by 26% Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2016:   A spectacular and enormously successful edition of Beautyworld Middle East 2016, with a majority of the leading global brands participating and massive representation from the regional trade, came to a close at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre,  underlining the vast growth potential of the beauty business in the region. The 21st edition of the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trade show featured 1,530 exhibitors from 60 countries, and attracted 37,553 visitors from 135 countries. This marked a tremendous 26 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of trade visitors and a creditable nine per cent increase in exhibition space. This co ......read more

Seiko opens first boutique in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2016:   Seiko Watches recently inaugurated its first-ever exclusive boutique in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, when Al-Hussaini & Al-Yahya Investment Group, the exclusive Seiko distributor in the Kingdom, opened the bespoke outlet in the prestigious Al Rashid Mall in Al Khobar. The move is part of the brand's overall strategic expansion plan that involves bringing Seiko's watch collections closer to the large number of watch and fashion aficionados in the country. The opening of the new boutique is a continuation of the excellent partnership between Al-Hussaini & Al-Yahya Investment Group on one hand and Seiko Watch Corporation on the other in the local market, which stretches back over five decades of cooperation. The inaugur ......read more

Prolight + Sound 2016 to open in October in Dubai

US$4.63bn regional audio-visual market is among the world's fastest growing with 13% CAGR  Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2016:    Leading trade fair and conventions organiser, Messe Frankfurt Middle East, have announced the launch of Prolight+Sound Middle East, designed to be the exclusive international trade and networking event dedicated to technological services for the entertainment, events, creation and media industries. Prolight + Sound Middle East, which will be the tenth exhibition on the Messe Frankfurt Middle East portfolio of events in Dubai, will cater to  the burgeoning demand for professional services and top-drawer technology in the fast-growing events, entertainment and audio-visual industry in the region. "With the region becoming a major desti ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL's brand ambassador Katheryn Winnick presents the new shine collection

Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2016:   RAYMOND WEIL’s brand ambassador Katheryn Winnick introduces the new dazzling shine watches. Feminine, elegant and sensual, this exclusive collection features a unique patented system of interchangeable bracelets. It is pure jewel for independent, modern women who want their watch to be a part of every occasion.  RAYMOND WEIL’s shine collection is an exquisite symbol of sensuality and elegance. When it was first launched in 2005, its glamour, strength and audacity left a footprint in the Brand’s history. For its 40th anniversary, the Swiss watchmaker presents a new shine, equipped with a quartz movement, combining delicate curves, feminine refinement, diamond purity and enchanting mother-of-pearl for some models. The 32mm ......read more

Top Japanese honour for SEIKO designer Kosugi

Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2016:  Leading Seiko watch designer, Nobuhiro Kosugi has been honoured for his outstanding achievements by the Government of Japan, who presented him with the ‘Medal with a Yellow Ribbon’. The Japanese Government gives this award to individuals who, through their diligence and perseverance in their professional activities, become public role models. Kosugi who has been involved in watch design and development for about four decades has a long list of career achievements. He was instrumental in designing the three Seiko watches that were awarded by Good Design Award, and was also in charge of designing the Grand Seiko SBGJ005, which won the “Petite Aiguille” prize at the 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Kosugi is renow ......read more

Corum Golden Bridge Round - Bridging watchmaking and architecture

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2016:   For more than 35 years, Corum's Golden Bridge has both fascinated and seduced. For the first time in its accomplished history, this emblematic piece is unveiled with a round case 43 mm in diameter. Integrating cutting edge micromechanics and monumental architecture, its baguette movement is an extraordinary interpretation of a  symbolic  bridge,  modeled  after  Francisco's  infamous  Golden  Gate  Bridge.  The clarity of the sapphire crystal reveals a work of art, a perfect miniature version of the signature Californian landmark. Two models in 18-karat rose gold, with and without diamonds, have been produced for this highly exclusive design. Corum's legendary Golden Bridge baguette ......read more

Repair wrap stronger than steel debuts at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2016

FibreFix among a series of international manufacturers launching new products at exhibition Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2016:   A repair tape that is stonger than steel, was among the highlights of the first two days of Hardware + Tools Middle East, which closes tomorrow at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Launched for the first time in the Middle East by FibreFix from the USA, the repair wrap, which is activated by water and is sand and paint resistant as well as able to survive the extremes of the regional weather, is ideal for permanently repairing leaking joints, broken pipes, indoor and outdoor fittings and a myriad of other uses. Using the wrap one can easlly seal off leaks in hoses and pipes, repair breaks in tent poles, fishing rods and hand tool ......read more

Seiko opens first-ever exclusive boutique in UAE

Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2016:  Seiko Watches opened its first-ever exclusive boutique in the UAE recently. The new boutique will offer watch lovers in the region a wide selection of the brand's most exclusive watches, displayed at the ultra-modern outlet in Sharjah's Sahara Mall. Opening the swanky outlet which is being operated in collaboration with distributors Al-Futtaim Watches and Jewellery, Shunji Tanaka, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Seiko said: “This boutique is a showcase of Seiko’s craftsmanship and technologies in watchmaking. This will not be just another store, but also serve as an exhibition of our highest quality products such as Grand Seiko and Astron. With time, we expect it to generate awareness about the versatility and inn ......read more

100 Editions of the Targa Florio with Eberhard & Co. and a Special Edition Champion V

Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2016:  This year, from 5 - 8 May, another memorable event has been added to Eberhard & Co.’s rich programme of sponsorships in the world of vintage cars: the renowned Targa Florio, which has celebrated its 100th edition and at which the watchmaker has been the Official Timekeeper and presented a chronograph especially created for the competitors in this race.  Set up in 1906 through the enlightened genius and entrepreneurial spirit of Vincenzo Florio - a highly cultured man enamoured of his native land - the “world’s oldest and most famous” automobile race, an icon of Italy and of Sicily in particular, which has left its mark on the history of motor sports, looked proudly towards the future through a four-in-one event: Targa ......read more

Powder made of 24-carat gold compact take spotlight at Beautyworld Middle East 2016

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2016:    A powder made of precious stones and ultra-luxurious bejewelled compact cases were the centre of attention as Beautyworld Middle East 2016, the foremost international trade and networking showcase for the wider region, went into its second day at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Brought to the Middle East by Parisian brand Les Diamants Bleus, the mineral powder fashioned from precious stones was introduced to the world just this year. Taking the world of cosmetics to a new level of luxury, the mineral powder make-up concept from Les Diamants Bleus is carefully fashioned by using gemstones: rubies, amethysts, tourmaline, jade and amber.  This makes an ultra-luxurious and superfine textured powder that provides for ......read more

AlMansoori makes High Profile Appoints

Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2016:  AlMansoori, the leader in oilfield services in the Middle East, has enhanced its senior management team with the appointment of three key personnel to its operations. Mousa Kiwan has been appointed as corporate supply chain manager for AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, while Erhan Saygi has been announced as marketing and integrated service manager for AlMansoori Petroleum Services (AMPS) and Peter Henderson has been named general manager of AlMansoori Petroleum Industries (AMPI) subsidiary Global Chemical Company. Mr Kiwan is a financial and supply chain executive with more than 20 years’ experience in international accounting, tax, contract management and supply chain activities and joins Almansoori Specialized Engineering from internati ......read more

Eberhard & Co. SCAFOGRAF 300 timepiece

Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2016:  For the presentation of one of its latest creations, Eberhard & Co. takes a walk down its memory lane. It was the 1950s when the Swiss watchmaker, always inclined towards technical research and innovation, decided to take on a challenge that has, from time immemorial, always fascinated men – the sea and its mysterious depths. The sea, the stuff of feats and legends; an infinite horizon, a submerged world that is yet to be fully explored, but whose surface is closely bound to the life of man. These were the years in which one of Hemingway’s greatest works was published – “The old man and the sea” - which dealt with subjects such as courage and man’s tenacity in the face of nature – the vast blue expanse, t ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2016 opens for business, featuring 2,017 exhibitors from 58 countries

Record turnout at three-day event underlines buoyant Mid East market for spare parts – estimated to value US$17.27 billion by 2020 Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2016:  A healthy outlook for the Middle East’s auto spare parts and service industry has put the global spotlight on Dubai this week, as the region’s largest automotive aftermarket exhibition got underway today. Running for three days at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Automechanika Dubai 2016 has opened for business, featuring 2,017 exhibitors from 58 countries, a seven per cent increase on the previous edition in 2015. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The solid ......read more

Concord presents Impresario Lady in black dials

Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2016:  Concord unveils two new timepieces in their Imresario Lady range, that continue to set new high points in styling and design while paying tribute to clear-sighted women who are an inspiration to others: leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs. First introduced in 1998, the Impresario line has made a proud comeback this year with new models for men and women. This new range preserves Concord’s rich heritage of watchmaking, with a decidedly contemporary touch, thus deftly combining tradition and history with modernity.  The dainty 32 mm size is just right for the wrist of a lady and the watches stand apart with their unique coin-edged finish. The two new models come with a black mother of pearl dial and are offered in stainless steel and st ......read more

CP Pumps unveils world's first solar-powered chemical pump

Dubai, UAE, May 7, 2016:  CheckPoint Pumps & Systems announced the introduction of the world’s first solar-powered chemical pump - a value-for-money chemical pumping solution being launched for the first time in the Middle East. The new pump is both environmentally friendly and harnesses solar power to reduce emissions. CheckPoint’s Series FXS Solar Injection System is designed to provide continuous chemical injection and precise flow control without the use of timers. Its Class 1, Division 2 motor ensures a high level of quality and safety, which is met by CheckPoint’s proprietary injection pump. Taking solar insolation factors into consideration, each system is sized to meet customer-specific application parameters, which extend battery and system longe ......read more

Eberhard & Co. unveils the new SCAFOGRAF 300

Dubai, UAE, May 2, 2016 For the presentation of one of its latest creations, Eberhard & Co. takes a walk down its memory lane… It was the 1950s when the Swiss watchmaker, always inclined towards technical research and innovation, decided to take on a challenge that has, from time immemorial, always fascinated men – the sea and its mysterious depths. The sea, the stuff of feats and legends; an infinite horizon, a submerged world that is yet to be fully explored, but whose surface is closely bound to the life of man. These were the years in which one of Hemingway’s greatest works was published – “The old man and the sea” - which dealt with subjects such as courage and man’s tenacity in the face of nature – the vast blue expanse, to ......read more

Tourism Minister presented with copy of first Arabic Travel Guide about Sri Lanka

Emirati author Heba Al Mansoori profiles splendid island destination Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2016:  Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism, His Excellency John Amaratunga was presented with the latest edition of the only Arabic language travel guidebook on Sri Lanka, by Emirati author and entrepreneur, Ms Heba Al Mansoori. The presentation ceremony took place at the Sri Lankan Pavilion on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market.  The Minister was accompanied by Mr. Paddy Withana, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Mr. Charitha Yattogoda, Consul General of Sri Lanka for Dubai & Northern Emirates, Ms. Ruvini Dias Bandaranaike, Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Ms. Desiree Premachandra, Country Manager UAE, SriLankan Airlines Ltd.  ......read more

Regional Launch of 24 Karat Gold Shoes Worth 18,000 Euro Grabs Limelight as Leatherworld Middle East Opens in Dubai

  International and local players take aim at MENA’s US$4.6 billion leather market Dubai, UAE - April 27, 2016: Unique handmade leather shoes made of 24 karat gold was the highlight of the opening day of Leatherworld Middle East. Launched for the first time in the region by A&E Fashion Group, these custom-made shoes are produced uniquely for the user by Italian master craftsmen, who hold the world patent for the design. These unique hand-crafted shoes are also available in platinum, palladium and silver finishes, as alternatives for those who prefer other metals to gold. The shoes are debuting in the region with a price tag of 18,000 euros for a gold pair, 20,000 for platinum and 3,000 for the silver-finished pair. Earlier, the Middle East’s only dedicated ......read more

Leatherworld Middle East 2016 opens in Dubai as global and local players take aim at MENA's US$4.6 billion leather marke ...

International tanneries and leather manufacturers rub shoulders with local players at region’s only dedicated industry trade show Dubai, UAE: International and local tanneries, designers, suppliers, and leather manufacturers are sharing centre-stage this week, as the Middle East’s only dedicated leather industry trade show opened in Dubai today. The exhibition was inaugurated by HE Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Second Vice Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre. Running for three-days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Leatherworld Middle East 2016 features 70 exhibitors from 16 countries, all of which have their sights on a Middle East and North African (MENA) leather market that remains in good shape. According to analysts Euromonitor International (E ......read more

Middle East and Africa the driving force of global beauty market with 6.4 per cent annual growth up to 2020 – Euromonito ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE key to regional dominance as final countdown begins to Beautyworld Middle East 2016 Dubai, UAE - 20 April 2016: The Middle East and Africa will be the driving force behind the future growth of the global beauty and personal care market, with the UAE and Saudi key to regional dominance, according to new research. Data by analysts Euromonitor International (EMI) show the MEA’s US$25.4 billion beauty and personal care market will grow 6.4 per cent annually over the next five years, the fastest growth rate of all regional markets, and more than double the global average of just three per cent. According to EMI, Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of the regional beauty spend, with the Kingdom set to rack up sales of fragrances, hair care, skin care, colour cosmeti ......read more

Checkpoint Pumps and Systems unveil innovative solar-powered chemical pumping system for the first time in the Middle Ea ...

CheckPoint Pumps & Systems announced the introduction of a value-for-money chemical pumping solution for the first time in the Middle East. The new pump is both environmentally friendly and harnesses solar power to reduce emissions. CheckPoint’s Series FXS Solar Injection System is designed to provide continuous chemical injection and precise flow control without the use of timers. Its Class 1, Division 2 motor ensures a high level of quality and safety, which is met by CheckPoint’s proprietary injection pump. Taking solar insolation factors into consideration, each system is sized to meet customer-specific application parameters, which extend battery and system longevity.  The innovative design effectively eliminates gas emissions and reduces environmentally harmfu ......read more

Expert Zone at Hardware+Tools Middle East 2016 to showcase global manufacturers' most innovative products

World’s first adjustable barrel bolt lock among new solutions on offer at Dubai trade show’s dedicated area Dubai, UAE - 17 April 2016: The world’s first adjustable barrel bolt lock is making its way to the Middle East, solving the most frequent and frustrating problems faced by construction contractors, homeowners, apartment tenants – and anyone who has ever used a public bathroom. Ajustlock is a simple, yet effective solution to the misalignment of traditional barrel locks that prevent doors, gates and stalls from locking properly.  The key to its effectiveness is the latch which automatically shifts vertically when the pin is inserted, meaning even the most shoddy DIY installation job will look as though it’s done by a professional. Invented b ......read more

Black Gold Derrick: An Innovative New Take On The Derrick Tourbillon By Louis Moinet

Atelier Louis Moinet unveils a spectacular new-look Derrick Tourbillon, a timepiece designed to revolutionise the world of watchmaking while doffing the hat to the world of oil. The Black Gold Derrick proudly shows off openwork mechanical parts of the movement and the new version further enhances the technology involved in its extraordinary mechanism. This spectacular salute to the business of black gold, boasts a skeleton movement, haute horlogerie finishings, a three-day power reserve, and an all-new seconds display. The Black Gold Derrick picks up the watchmaking tale where Louis Moinet left off three years ago with the Derrick Tourbillon. Black gold watchmaking The original spirit of the piece, redolent of the world of oil, remains intact. The watch’s entire movement repre ......read more

Italian Fine Jewellery Maison to expand in Middle East

Serafino Consoli to showcase unique ornament lines Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2016:   Renowned Italian fine jewellers, Serafino Consoli, who are noted for their exceptionally innovative and unique ornamental creations, are in expansion mode as they seek to develop their sales footprint in the Middle East. The fine jewellery maison, which has created a sensation in the haute joaillerie world with their supremely inventive multi-size rings, bracelets and pendants, are exploring the opportunity of working with suitable partners in the Middle East to bring their unique line of jewellery to the region. The brand is popular in the USA and Europe and is known for its penchant for luxury and products of exceptional quality. “The countries of the Middle East region are renowned ......read more

Exclusive showcase at Beautyworld ME 2016 explores creative process behind rare and exotic fragrances

Quintessence, Trend Forum, Battle of the Barbers, and Wall of Beauty among debut features at leading industry trade fair in Dubai Dubai, UAE: A raft of new features are set to make their debut at the Middle East’s leading beauty and wellness trade show in Dubai next month, including an exclusive showcase of rare and exotic fragrances. Quintessence – the Art of Perfume, will shine the spotlight on premier and niche perfume brands, offering thousands of trade buyers to Beautyworld Middle East 2016 an insight into the creative process behind the most unique scents available in the market today. Among the ten hand-picked perfumers for the dedicated area include UK-based Illuminum, which will present its stimulating compositions from Arabian Amber or Wild Berry Blossoms, to ......read more

Casio presents EDIFICE EQB-600D with smartphone link

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2016:  Casio announced the release of the new EQB-600D watch, the latest addition to the EDIFICE series of high-performance watches that combine dynamic styling with cutting-edge technology. The EQB-600D links to a smartphone and boasts a new multidimensional inset dial featuring an Earth motif that delivers the next step in the evolution of world time through an imaginative display.    Casio introduced the Global Time Sync concept to drive development of analog watches for today’s global age. Under Global Time Sync, Casio has developed G-SHOCK and OCEANUS watches with GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology that receives both GPS satellite and radio wave time calibration signals, and EDIFICE watches that link with a smartphone to set the time f ......read more

Grand Seiko looks over the horizon

Seiko's new Grand Seiko watches are poised to take the brand to a whole new plane of fine watchmaking. Since its creation in 1960, every Grand Seiko watch has demonstrated a consistent commitment to the pure essentials of watchmaking. Precision, legibility, comfort and durability are the attributes that have always defined Grand Seiko, and always will. Consistency is, however, no enemy of creativity and, for 2016, Grand Seiko proudly presents two new creations that take the essential values of Grand Seiko in new, exciting and creatively rewarding directions. A new Spring Drive sports collection: The Black Ceramic Limited Edition Practicality and durability are vital attributes of all the best sports watches and are also core values of Grand Seiko, so what could be more appropria ......read more

Saint Honore Launches Trend-Setting Monceau Watch

A new men's creation by SAINT HONORE, the Monceau watch asserts itself with an exquisite structure based on aesthetic understatement. With a diameter of 41 mm, this steel model with a thin profile meets the expectations of today's clients, putting SAINT HONORE at the heart of present-day watchmaking trends. An ode to purity, the new Monceau watch by SAINT HONORE - a name that makes direct reference to the Parisian district - interprets French-style elegance with a most sophisticated design. Equipped with a Swiss-made quartz movement which offers a chronograph function, the timepiece features a dial with two harmoniously balanced counters: a 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock and a continuous seconds counter at 3 o'clock. SAINT HONORE also offers a quartz version with t ......read more

Concord creates impression with Impresario in rose gold and steel

Concord pays tribute to clear-sighted visionaries with the launch of its distinctive new Impresario for men and women in gleaming 18 ct rose gold and stainless steel. In proud keeping with its name – drawn from the Italian word “impresa” meaning “an enterprise or undertaking” – the Impresario pays tribute to the those men and women around the globe who are an inspiration to others: leaders, visionaries and entrepreneurs. In early Egyptian civilisation, the falcon represented the word for “guide”, while in the sport of hunting with falcons – closely associated with nobility – this imposing bird embodies keen vision, boldness and speed. Such powerful symbolism was a natural choice to illustrate the unique nature of the Impresario ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer

Since 1960, the powerful allure and technical performance of Corum's symbolic Admiral's Cup collection has encapsulated the historic link between the Swiss watch making brand and sailing. In 2016, this sporting icon is enhanced with a complication preferred by the long distance traveler: World-Time. Powerful and elegant, the new Admiral's Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is equipped with an automatic caliber which, apart from the hours, minutes and seconds, displays a second time zone and the corresponding city. Its strong case, 47 mm in diameter and mounted with a distinctive twelve-sided bezel, is available in titanium or titanium and rose gold, while the painted black dial, which also comes in smoked sapphire crystal in the bi-color version, comes to life with large luminescent hand ......read more

Africa Auto Parts and Accessories Market to Reach US$15.3 billion by 2020.

The opportunities and trends of East Africa’s automotive aftermarket is under the microscope, as more than 200 industry professionals attend a two-day roadshow analysing the region’s fast-growing potential. The annual Automechanika Roadshow is making its first stop in Africa this week, as the double-digit growth for auto-parts demand in the world’s second largest continent continues to put it in firmly in the sights of the world’s leading aftermarket suppliers. Led by countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda, African demand for auto parts and accessories is growing 11 per cent year-on-year according to analysts Frost & Sullivan, and will be worth US$15.3 billion by 2020. Designed to enrich future business and knowledge in the region, the ......read more

Increased cybersecurity measures key to defend against GCC-wide energy infrastructure attacks, say experts

Inaugural Infrastructure Security Conference in Bahrain to address latest developments in protecting critical energy assets Manama, Bahrain: Increased investment and awareness in cybersecurity measures are key for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) decision-makers if they’re to successfully defend against potential attacks on critical energy infrastructure, security experts have advised. Dr. Kevin Rosner, Senior Fellow with the Institute for Analysis of Global Security, said GCC countries endowed with energy-related natural resources, need to assess whether they’re adequately protecting assets which they consider central to state interests. “Decision makers should be reminded that energy infrastructure is part of a supply chain which, to use the old adage, is only as ......read more

Louis Moinet presents Exclusive Limited Edition Tourbillon.

Watch dial features Wabar meteorite Luxury watchmaker Louis Moinet announced the launch of the exclusive limited edition Wabar, a unique tourbillon-powered timepiece with its dial featuring an extremely rare hand-crafted fragment of the Wabar meteorite that was found in Saudi Arabia's Rub al Khali desert in 1863. On discovery, the Wabar meteorite weighed 2,550 kg and it was then acquired by the British Museum who cut it for onward exchange, which is how fragments of the meteorite became available. Currently the pieces of this meteorite can only be viewed at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh - where it is the main exhibit, the British Museum, Chicago, Washington, New York and a few other museums in Europe. The Wabar tourbillon comes in a limited edition of twelve ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2016 looks ahead to standout show

Dubai, UAE: Hardware+Tools Middle East 2016 is set to showcase the entire spectrum of hardware, tools, materials and machinery and attract more exhibitors and trade buyers than previously, as regional demand continues to grow. With market estimates indicating that the UAE market for tools and machinery is worth over AED 10 billion, industry representatives are looking at the event, now in its 17th edition, to further increase their footprint across this high-spending marketplace. Spurred on by the continuing growth in the construction sector, demand for hardware, tools and machinery in the region is on the rise, making the region, along with the powerhouse economies of China, India, Brazil, Russia and ASEAN, the main targets of international hardware and tools manufacturers. &ldqu ......read more

Export of Italian beauty products to UAE jump 34% y-o-y making it fastest-growing global market

Dubai, UAE: Italian beauty brands have their sights seton the lucrative Middle East market, as strong demand from countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia keep Italy’s beauty and wellness exports on a double-digit growth path. Despite a slowdown in Europe, Italian beauty exports grew 11.3 percent in the first six months of 2015 according to the country’s National Institute for Statistics, with exports of skincare, haircare, and cosmetics to the UAE alone up by 34 per cent – the largest growth rate from all of Italy’s international markets. Saudi Arabia is also a key player for Italian cosmetics; according to analysts Euromonitor International, the Kingdom’s beauty and wellness market was worth US$5.2 billion in 2015, making it a high-value destination ......read more

Eberhard & Co. SCAFOGRAF 300 walks down memory lane

For the presentation of one of its latest creations, Eberhard & Co. takes a walk down its memory lane… It was the 1950s when the Swiss watchmaker, always inclined towards technical research and innovation, decided to take on a challenge that has, from time immemorial, always fascinated men – the sea and its mysterious depths. The sea, the stuff of feats and legends; an infinite horizon, a submerged world that is yet to be fully explored, but whose surface is closely bound to the life of man. These were the years in which one of Hemingway’s greatest works was published – “The old man and the sea” - which dealt with subjects such as courage and man’s tenacity in the face of nature – the vast blue expanse, to be exact - and his mergin ......read more

Africa Auto Parts and Accessories Market to Reach US$15.3 billion by 2020

The opportunities and trends of East Africa’s automotive aftermarket is under the microscope, as more than 200 industry professionals attend a two-day roadshow analysing the region’s fast-growing potential. The annual Automechanika Roadshow is making its first stop in Africa this week, as the double-digit growth for auto-parts demand in the world’s second largest continent continues to put it in firmly in the sights of the world’s leading aftermarket suppliers. Led by countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda, African demand for auto parts and accessories is growing 11 per cent year-on-year according to analysts Frost & Sullivan, and will be worth US$15.3 billion by 2020. Designed to enrich future business and knowledge in the region, the ......read more

CITIZEN Flagship Model for 2016 – “CITIZEN Eco-Drive One”

— The world’s thinnest*1 light-powered watch with a 1.00mm movement — Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2016:   It has been 40 years since CITIZEN invented the world's first analog quartz watch that uses light as a power source. We called this technology Eco-Drive*2 since it uses a renewable natural resource that anyone can access to generate its own electrical energy. Eco-Drive has evolved as one of our core technologies and serves as the foundation of our corporate philosophy of “crafting timepieces loved by citizens all over the world.” For this milestone we introduce our latest flagship model, Eco-Drive One which is the world's thinnest light-powered analog quartz watch with a 2.98mm case and 1.00 mm movement. Capturing the rank of ‘wo ......read more

Celebrate Mother's Day in 'Swiss Style' with Gilda from Eberhard & Co.

Eberhard & Co., famed maker of fine watches with the inimitable ‘Swiss Style’ presents Gilda, an extraordinary timepiece created for the special woman in your life - your Mother.  Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and provides the complete expression of the watchmaker’s refined and elegant world is presented in a unique floral version. Gilda Floral has soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl dial with a delicate floral motif, finished with beautiful sapphires. In this special version the bezel, covered with 66 enchanting blue sapphires, frames the dial with a total of 112 precious stones and an elliptical case in white gold. The result is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and style. Gilda Édition Spéciale has a mother of ......read more

Louis Moinet presents Exclusive Limited Edition Tourbillon

Watch dial features Wabar meteorite Luxury watchmaker Louis Moinet announced the launch of the exclusive limited edition Wabar, a unique tourbillon-powered timepiece with its dial featuring an extremely rare hand-crafted fragment of the Wabar meteorite that was found in Saudi Arabia's Rub al Khali desert in 1863. On discovery, the Wabar meteorite weighed 2,550 kg and it was then acquired by the British Museum who cut it for onward exchange, which is how fragments of the meteorite became available. Currently the pieces of this meteorite can only be viewed at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh - where it is the main exhibit, the British Museum, Chicago, Washington, New York and a few other museums in Europe. The Wabar tourbillon comes in a limited edition of twelve ......read more

Seiko unveils Prospex Special Edition to celebrate joining PADI initiative to protect oceans

Seiko announced that it is tying up with the Professional Association for Diving Instructors (PADI) in their ‘Project Aware' initiative. Project Aware s a global movement of scuba divers coming together to protect our oceans - one dive at a time. Project Aware empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for clean, healthy and abundant oceans. To celebrate this association and to promote the message of the partnership Seiko is unveiling two Prospex PADI Special Edition timepieces. One uses Seiko's unique Kinetic calibre, which, powered solely by the movement of the wearer's body, offers both precision and security to the diver. This model uses the same two-layer case construction as the legendary 1975 model, but it does so in a modern way. ......read more

Holy Quran made of Stone Paper attracts attention at Paperworld Middle East 2016

The Parax Paper stall featuring samples of the first copies of the Holy Quran printed on stone paper, was the centre of attraction on the second day of Paperworld Middle East at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The revolutionary and environmentally-friendly stone paper is set to rewrite the way the world sees paper, being fully recyclable, waterproof, tear and stain resistant and totally wood-free. The stone paper - a combination of 80% limestone (Calcium carbonate) powder and a small amount of a non-toxic, photodegradable resin (PE) - is produced using only half the energy needed to make conventional paper and produces half the carbon dioxide.  The paper can be used in a variety of ways ranging from being used to print fine manuscripts and books, inc ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2016 opens for business in Dubai featuring 305 exhibitors from 36 countries

Record exhibitor turnout underlines growing regional demand for paper, office supplies and stationery Dubai, UAE - 1 March 2016: Manufacturers, professionals, and key decision makers from the Middle East paper, office supplies, and stationery market shared centre-stage, as the industry’s dedicated trade show opened today with the largest exhibitor turnout yet in its six-year history. With 305 exhibitors from 36 countries spanning more than 5,000sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Paperworld Middle East 2016 got underway with international and local players looking to the wider region as a key growth market. The show was inaugurated by Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority. Running until Thursday 3rd Mar ......read more

Strong interest from Middle East industry in twin Messe Frankfurt international trade fairs

IFFA 2016 and Texcare International will showcase latest global trends and developments at upcoming edition Leading global trade fair and conference organiser Messe Frankfurt is expecting strong representation from Middle East trade buyers and decision makers, for two of their fast-growing international trade fairs.  targeting the meat processing and textile care industries. Senior officials from the Frankfurt-based organising teams of IFFA 2016 and Texcare International, were in Dubai today, meeting with industry representatives. trade professionals and leading market figures as part of a roadshow to create awareness of the myriad benefits of participating and visiting these global trade platforms. IFFA, the premier meeting place for the entire international meat sector, is ......read more

Casio's new MR-G G-SHOCK with copper tone reflects the beauty of traditional Japanese metal craftsmanship

DUBAI - Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced the latest addition to their flagship MR-G Series in the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The new G-SHOCK MRG-G1000DC features “Akagane” (copper colour) accents realized with ion plating, evoking a metal that has been used in traditional Japanese metalwork, much prized in Japan over the centuries. The new model reflects the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The MR-G series offers the ultimate in tough watch design. It combines a sense of quality evoked by finely finished metallic elements with the distinctively solid feel of G-SHOCK, which conveys its shock-resistant performance. MR-G has gained popularity among adults who want to enjoy a G-SHOCK watch for many years to come. "The latest MR-G is both a t ......read more

Sporting elegance symbolises Eco-Drive Promaster Chronograph from CITIZEN

Sporty, tough and elegant at the same time the Eco-Drive Promaster World Time Chronograph JW0127-04E from CITIZEN, is made for the sports enthusiast who has a flair for the elegant. Elegantly clad in black ion-plated stainless steel, covered by sapphire glass, the watch boasts of a 1/1000, 1/100, 1/10 second units chronograph function as well as a uni-directional elapsed time bezel. With world time function, this multi-faceted wonder has both a 24-hr display and day/date display. With a power reserve of 7 years and water resistant up to 20 BAR, the watch has an elegant calf leather strap with standard clasp. The watch also boasts of an insufficient charge warning and an overcharge prevention function. ...read more

Stunning new camouflage look sets apart Contograf Special Edition

Eberhard & Co's Special Edition is indeed a salute to the spirit of the maison's iconic Contograf collection, which was first launched in the 60's. The stunning green-toned camouflage look gives this special release an exceptional and unmistakable quality. This Special Edition of the Contograf is limited to 99 pieces with a daring look, characterized by a mimetic dial “camouflage” in green tones, with applied black indices, faceted. The ceramic bezel with unidirectional rotation – available in dark green or black – serves as a frame for the tachometer scale inspired by automotive design. The new edition comes with a dark green leather strap, or in military green rep fabric or with the CHASSIS® steel bracelet. The reliability and precision w ......read more

Flying Finn Set for The Big Time After Stunning Performances

Formula One fans across the UAE are in for a special treat, when the young Finnish rising star from WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING, Valtteri Bottas stops by for an exclusive meeting with select invitees and representatives from the audio-visual, digital and print media, at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi on November 25th. The interactive evening with Bottas, who is regarded as one of the most-promising talents by both racetrack enthusiasts and experts alike, is being hosted by Oris, maker of fine Swiss watches, for whom the dynamic Finn is Brand Ambassador. Bottas’s motor racing career began early - he was just six years old when he first stepped into a go-kart and over the next 11 years he won numerous championships in his homeland and Europe. He made the jump into racing cars ......read more

Regional logistics and warehousing exhibition attracts 4,386 trade visitors from 55 countries

Dubai, UAE: Materials Handling Middle East 2015 concluded in Dubai yesterday (16 September), with the double-digit growth in both visitors and exhibition space firmly cementing its position as the must-attend trade show for the regional logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, freight and cargo industries. The biennial three-day event attracted 4,386 trade visitors from 55 countries, 30 per cent more than its previous edition in 2013, while 129 exhibitors from 21 countries covered 15 per cent more space at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The diversity, quality, and innovation of products on show was evident, as the world’s most trusted manufacturers showcased their latest wares, from Swisslog’s popular AutoStore automated storage and orde ......read more

Materials Handling Middle East 2015 concludes on all time high with 30 per cent surge in visitor numbers

Dubai, UAE: Materials Handling Middle East 2015 concluded in Dubai yesterday (16 September), with the double-digit growth in both visitors and exhibition space firmly cementing its position as the must-attend trade show for the regional logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, freight and cargo industries. The biennial three-day event attracted 4,386 trade visitors from 55 countries, 30 per cent more than its previous edition in 2013, while 129 exhibitors from 21 countries covered 15 per cent more space at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The diversity, quality, and innovation of products on show was evident, as the world’s most trusted manufacturers showcased their latest wares, from Swisslog’s popular AutoStore automated storage and orde ......read more

CORUM launches Limited Edition Coin watches

Dubai UAE, November 16, 2015:  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the birth of its iconic Coin range of watches, Swiss maison Corum, is unveiling two exclusive limited edition watches to honour the spirit of this great tradition. “It is an old American tradition for sons to follow in their father’s footstep. And we have a beautiful answer for this great tradition. An heirloom for your great great grandson.” Not only was this the slogan of one of Corum’s very first Coin watches, it also underlined  the reverence and tribute CORUM is until today paying to its broad history.     This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of this iconic range, Corum has chosen 22kt gold and 925 silver American Liberty Coins minted ......read more

CONCORD'S new Mariner in Cobalt Blue Dial for men

Dubai UAE, November 15, 2015:  With its brilliant blue dial reflecting the very essence of the sea that is its natural element, the Concord Mariner Gent is made to adorn the wrist of the seafarer. Both elegant and crisp in its appearance this svelte timepiece symbolises the soaring spirit of the sea while being at home in the realms of sartorial splendour. The Concord Mariner Blue Dial is a classic design, timelessly elegant and the go-to sartorial choice for any situation. Majorelle blue elevates the watch from discreet and simple to dynamic and bold, while its clean, spare lines keep it contemporary. Appealing to all ages, this timepiece resonates strongly with men who have an international outlook, appreciation for design and eye for modernity.   Refined in appearan ......read more

UAE leads new ‘electric vehicle era' in the GCC as region's first International Conference on Future Mobility gets under ...

Dubai, UAE: The UAE is taking a lead role in a new ‘electric vehicle era’ in the GCC, as the region’s first conference and exhibition dedicated to the latest developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technology got underway in Dubai today (8 November). The International Conference on Future Mobility, taking place until 9 November at the Meydan Hotel, features more than 200 delegates, including government authorities, regulators, and international thought leaders, while a showcase of eco-friendly vehicles are on display from major manufacturers such as Toyota, Lexus, Renault, General Motors and Porsche. The two-day summit is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East and hosted by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), and is expected to lay ......read more

World's leading suppliers set sights on Gulf region's US$5 billion materials handling equipment market

Dubai, UAE: The Middle East’s dedicated trade show for intralogistics, warehousing, supply chain management, freight and cargo got off to a rousing start in Dubai today, as manufacturers and suppliers set sights on a GCC Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) market that is estimated to be worth US$5 billion by 2020. Running for three days at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Materials Handling Middle East 2015 is 15 per cent larger than its previous outing in 2013, featuring 129 exhibitors from 21 countries, and showcasing over 250 brands. Now in its 8th edition, the biennial three-day event arrives as research from analysts Frost & Sullivan indicate the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) materials handling equipment market was valued at US$3.8 billion ......read more

SAINT HONORE Celebrates UAE's 44th National Day with Limited Edition CARROUSEL

Dubai UAE, November 14, 2015:  In honour of the 44th UAE National Day, SAINT HONORE, fine watch maker renowned for its unique contemporary elegance and legendary 'Paris Style’, announced the launch of a specially-designed gift set of a Limited Edition CARROUSEL watch and a SAINT HONORE pen, as a salute to the leaders and citizens of the country. The UAE National Day CARROUSEL watch and pen set has been issued in a Limited Edition of just 44 pieces. A perfect combination of a classic spirit and a sporty allure, this piece is designed for the stylish, casual, modern man. Resplendently sleek and stylish in form with subtle, nuanced details, and a flat case-band, this special watch is a triumph of understated elegance.  “It gives us great pleasure to issue this ......read more

Conference Division continues to gain traction with 17-event portfolio

With a new name and a renewed focus on the burgeoning Middle East market, Messe Frankfurt Middle East (formerly Epoc Messe Frankfurt) is set to further consolidate its position as one of the region's foremost trade fair and conference organisers. Having recorded an impressive 22 per cent year-on-year sales revenue growth in 2014, Messe Frankfurt Middle East is targeting further success in the coming years with a sharpened focus on the company's core strengths across the region. “The change of our name to Messe Frankfurt Middle East is an important milestone and reflects the company’s greater ambition to expand its activities throughout the region,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East. “It also underlines our commitment to provide ......read more

Leading trade fair organiser records 17 per cent annual revenue growth in past six years

With a new name and a renewed focus on the burgeoning Middle East market, Messe Frankfurt Middle East (formerly Epoc Messe Frankfurt) is set to further consolidate its position as one of the region's foremost trade fair and conference organisers. Having recorded an impressive 22 per cent year-on-year sales revenue growth in 2014, Messe Frankfurt Middle East is targeting further success in the coming years with a sharpened focus on the company's core strengths across the region. “The change of our name to Messe Frankfurt Middle East is an important milestone and reflects the company’s greater ambition to expand its activities throughout the region,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East. “It also underlines our commitment to provide ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East consolidates position with new name and renewed regional focus

With a new name and a renewed focus on the burgeoning Middle East market, Messe Frankfurt Middle East (formerly Epoc Messe Frankfurt) is set to further consolidate its position as one of the region's foremost trade fair and conference organisers. Having recorded an impressive 22 per cent year-on-year sales revenue growth in 2014, Messe Frankfurt Middle East is targeting further success in the coming years with a sharpened focus on the company's core strengths across the region. “The change of our name to Messe Frankfurt Middle East is an important milestone and reflects the company’s greater ambition to expand its activities throughout the region,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East. “It also underlines our commitment to provide ......read more

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time - a winning solution for Djokovic

Dubai UAE, November 10, 2015:  Seiko has come up with a winning solution for the world's best tennis player. The Astron GPS Solar Dual Time, created especially for the Serbian genius of the court, makes travel across the continents a breeze for the globe-trotting tennis ace. This watch is available in a Limited Edition at select Seiko outlets worldwide. Novak Djokovic – The number one tennis player in the world and global traveler  Over the last year, Novak Djokovic has played in 20 tournaments in 20 cities in 12 countries. Without his Astron GPS Solar Dual Time, which we created especially for him last year, he would have had to adjust his watch manually more than 60 times. With his Astron, however, all he needs to do is to touch a button and see his watch adjust ......read more

Intersec 2016 approaches full capacity as world's security, safety, and fire protection industries zoom in on Middle Eas ...

Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2015:  The countdown has begun for the return of the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade show in Dubai, with 90 per cent of exhibition space already booked some four months ahead of its grand opening for the 18th time.  More than 1,300 exhibitors from 52 countries are expected to participate at Intersec 2016, which returns to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with new features that reflect a constantly evolving regional and international security landscape. New developments at the three-day event, organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, include a Smart Home and Building Automation section, adding to the five other core sections of Commercial Security; Information Security; Fire & Rescue; Safe ......read more

Al Mansoori to showcase wide range of innovative services at ADIPEC 2015

ABU DHABI (OCTOBER 5TH, 2015)– Leading Middle East oilfield services provider AlMansoori Specialized Engineering will be showcasing a wide spectrum of its innovative products and services at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2015), being held in the UAE capital next month. As the premier oilfield services provider in the wider region, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering has been a regular participant at ADIPEC since its inception in 1984. ADIPEC is the foremost oil and gas exhibition and conference in Asia, the Middle East and Africa and among the top three global oil and gas events. Over the four days of the show, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering will be showcasing its entire spectrum of oilfield services and products, with the accent on ......read more

ELECRAMA networking evening set for Kuwait

Aimed to create business opportunities for electricity industry players Dubai, November 1, 2015: Elecrama 2016, the world's largest trade and networking forum for the electricity industry, will be organizing a networking event for the benefit of key industry stakeholders and decision makers in Kuwait. The event is being held to widen awareness of the enormous business potential afforded by the burgeoning Indian electricity sector. The networking event will be held at the Kuwait Failaka Ballroom Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait on Thursday, November 12. Featuring presentations by senior representatives from the Indian electricity industry and interactive sessions with the invited delegates, the event is open to power and water professionals, suppliers and manufactur ......read more

Indian Ambassador Supports Elecrama Meet in Doha

Elecrama 2016, the world's largest trade and networking forum for the electricity industry, has received the support of the Indian Ambassador to Qatar. His Excellency Mr. Sanjiv Arora is expected to grace the event with his presence along with other embassy officials. The event in Doha is a B2B forum curated for the benefit of key industry stakeholders and decision makers from Qatar’s public & private power utilities, EPC contractors, independent power producers, cement & steel sector and the renewable energy sector and will take place at the Grand Hyatt, Doha on October 27. “The Embassy of India, Doha accords foremost priority to further strengthening our economic partnership with Qatar in diverse sectors. We have been pro-actively promoting the ‘Make i ......read more

A conversation with David Rodgers, General Manager of Dunkin' Donuts Middle East

It has been eighteen years since the brand first made an entry into the UAE market in 1997. For us it has been truly a journey of discovery, a learning process that let to us gaining knowledge about the region, its taste preferences, how people take to snacks and baked goods and how best to reach the local populace. The years have also taught us how to deal with the multi-faceted tastes of a truly multinational consumer market. Today, the UAE is truly an amalgam of people drawn in from over a 100 different nations, each with their own tastes, likes and dislikes. As a quick serve brand trying to make headway into a market where familiarity with the brand was in its infancy, it was truly a challenge to deal with such a varied marketplace. From small beginnings the brand today proudl ......read more

Elecrama Summit generates high interest in Muscat

LARGE NUMBERS OF OMAN DELEGATES TO ATTEND ELECRAMA 2016 IN BENGALURU There was high interest generated in Elecrama 2016 among power and water professionals, suppliers and manufacturers from Oman as they aimed to engage with India's burgeoning electricity sector and tap its vast business opportunities. Over 50 key industry representatives, senior management figures, media personnel, government officials and utility industry stakeholders attended an interactive networking event in the Omani capital Muscat this week, where they were given a comprehensive snapshot of the incredible business opportunities that exist in one of the fastest growing global electricity markets. “Elecrama 2016 provides a key gateway for regional electricity sector stakeholders to engage with the su ......read more

Increasing appetite for advanced integrated security solutions fuels Middle East's US$3 billion physical security market

Axis Communications, Promise Technology, Hikvision, among more than 400 CCTV-related exhibitors at Intersec 2016  Dubai, October 24, 2015: The ongoing shift in demand from analogue to Internet protocol (IP) cameras in the Middle East is fuelling the region’s fast-growing physical security market, as global manufacturers prepare to launch their latest integrated security technologies at Intersec 2016.  Growing at double the global rate, the Middle East’s physical security market – which was valued at US$3 billion in 2014 – is estimated to grow 25 per cent annually over the next six years to reach US$11 billion in 2020, according to analysts Frost & Sullivan.   Physical security comprises a range of security hardware including access contro ......read more

Corum celebrates 50th Anniversary of iconic Coin watches with exclusive Limited Edition release

Dubai, October 24, 2015: In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the birth of its iconic Coin range of watches, Swiss maison Corum, is unveiling two exclusive limited edition watches to honour the spirit of this great tradition. “It is an old American tradition for sons to follow in their father’s footstep. And we have a beautiful answer for this great tradition. An heirloom for your great great grandson.” Not only was this the slogan of one of Corum’s very first Coin watches, it also underlined  the reverence and tribute CORUM is until today paying to its broad history.     This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of this iconic range, Corum has chosen 22kt gold and 925 silver American Liberty Coins minted in 2014. T ......read more

Luxury Swiss brand Montres Corum appoints new COO.

Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group announced the appointment of Davide Traxler as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Montres Corum. This strategic announcement once again demonstrates Citychamp's confidence in the long-term sustainable development and continuous growth of the brand. This is also an important milestone in pursuance of Corum's long-term strategy for the redevelopment of the brand, which started a few years ago. Davide Traxler will lead the Corum management in implementing global strategy and business operations of the Brand. Jacques-Alain Vuille will continue to share his over 35 years of™ watch making experience with the Company. Tao Li, the Executive Chairman of Citychamp European Development Board, said “It is my great pleasure to have Davide ......read more

Elecrama networking evening set to take place at the Grand Hyatt, Doha on Tuesday - October 27

Roadshow aims to create business opportunities for industry players in Qatar Elecrama 2016, the world's largest trade and networking forum for the electricity industry, will be organizing a networking event for the benefit of key industry stakeholders and decision makers in the Qatari capital, Doha. The event is being held to widen awareness of the enormous business potential afforded by the burgeoning Indian electricity sector. The networking event will be held at the Al Silla Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt, Doha on Tuesday, October 27 at 7.00 PM. Featuring presentations from senior representatives from the Indian electricity industry and interactive sessions with the invited delegates, the event is open to power and water professionals, suppliers and manufacturers, IWPP Developers ......read more

Oris expands its movement production capacity with the launch of the Calibre 111

Oris is very proud to introduce Calibre 111, a watch powered by a movement developed in-house that marks the next phase in Oris’s rebirth as a movement innovator. Calibre 111 is the next chapter in Oris’s remarkable history, and follows the launch of Calibre 110, a unique movement developed by Oris for the company’s 110th anniversary. In 2014, three and half decades on from the launch of its last in-house calibre and the year of its 110th anniversary, Oris unveiled Calibre 110, a hand-wound movement with a unique combination of complications. Its 10-day power reserve and non-linear power reserve indicator, delivered through a single barrel, solidified Oris’s reputation as an innovator, and also announced to the world that the independent Swiss watch company was b ......read more

Seiko Celebrates 50 Years in Russia with Opening of Its First Boutique in Moscow

TOKYO -- Seiko Watch Corporation recently opened its first boutique in Russia, at the St. Nickolas complex on Nikolskaya Street, a high-end shopping district in Moscow. At  the opening ceremony of the boutique, the opening of which celebrates the brand's 50 years in the country, was leading Russian athlete and Seiko Brand Ambasssador, Darya Klishina. At the heart of the 80-sq.-meter boutique are Seiko's luxury brands, Grand Seiko, Credor and Galante. The Grand Seiko selection at the boutique is one of the widest outside of Japan. A large selection of Credor and Galante, brands which until now have been sold mainly in Japan is also being offered for the first time in Russia. The boutique also carries many exclusive and limited-edition models such as the Credor masterpiece &q ......read more

Vintage-inspired Eco Drive for Gents from CITIZEN.

CITIZEN presents the elegant vintage-inspired timepiece AO9030-05E, which is inspired by the spirit of the adventurous pioneering aviators of the 1950's, for the benefit of watch lovers in the Middle East. CITIZEN's watchmakers have incorporated design cues taken from the golden age of travel include the rich brown leather strap with contrast stitching, oversized luminous numbers and classic day and date function. The watch comes with a 6-month power reserve and insufficient charge warning and overcharge prevention function. Features: Movement: Eco-Drive 8635 Functions:  3 Hand, Day-Date Band:  Brown Leather Strap, Buckle Case Size: 43mm Case:  Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Glass:  Crystal Glass   About CITIZEN WATC ......read more

ALMANSOORI scoops prestigious Oil and Gas Middle East Award 2015

AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, the leading Middle East oilfield services provider, has scooped the HSE Initiative of the Year award at the prestigious Oil and Gas Middle East awards. The announcement was made at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on 7 October. The company was also highly commended in the Oilfield Services Company of the Year category. AlMansoori won the HSE Initiative of the Year award for its continued work to educate and support its workforce on healthy living. The leading global causes of death are cancer, diabetes and heart disease which are occurring at alarming rates in the UAE.  AlMansoori’s aim is to help its employees reduce these diseases by improving their health and encouraging them to practice prevention.  The company has implemented an ......read more

Artcode Lady Femininity and luxury blend into a special gift for a unique woman

Dubai, October 11, 2015: Effortlessly blending luxury and femininity, the Artcode Lady watch from SAINT HONORE will be an outstanding gift for the special woman seeking a timepiece to fit into life's big occasions. SAINT HONORE revisits the delicate, elegant proportions of this beautiful classic and brings it an innovative touch. The first design element that stands out is the bezel with its decorative screws, a recognisable signature of the Artcode line. The dynamic shapes of the 35 mm case and bezel are softened by particularly elegant Roman numeral dials. The classic versions of the dial are sun-brushed and coloured; the jewellery versions feature the “Éclair effect TM”, an exclusive SAINT HONORE innovation.   Each piece of the collection has been ......read more

Concord Mariner Lady Diamond Collection now in the Middle East

The Concord Mariner Lady Diamond - the most elegant and desirable of dress watches, is now available across Concord's exclusive outlets in the Middle East for the benefit of discerning watch lovers. These beautiful dress watches mirror the cool, sparkling night light. Like molten liquid, these glamorous timepieces from CONCORD curve sensuously around the wrist, shimmering gracefully, their diamonds shining eternally. Whether teamed with a simple white shirt to class-up a casual look, or worn to complement a red carpet gown, the dress watch trend is enjoying a resurgence. The Concord Mariner Lady Diamond collection exquisitely combines the slightly oversized stainless steel case and bracelet of a sports watch, with the irrepressibly feminine glamour of luxuriant diamond adornment. ......read more

Light Middle East 2015 gets underway in Dubai as 370 exhibitors eye GCC's US$3.5 billion lighting systems market

Double-digit growth of region’s premier lighting trade show underlines surge in demand for sustainable solutions Three-day event opened by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Dubai, UAE - 6 October 2015: The 10th edition of Light Middle East, the region’s premier trade event for the lighting design and technology industry, opened in Dubai today (6 October), 14 per cent larger than the previous edition in both exhibitor numbers and exhibition space. Taking place until 8th October, Light Middle East 2015 was opened by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and features 370 exhibitors from 33 countries, spanning 4,500sqm of exhibition space at the Dubai International Conven ......read more

Luxury Swiss Brand Montres Corum Appoints New COO

Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group announced the appointment of Davide Traxler as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Montres Corum. This strategic announcement once again demonstrates Citychamp's confidence in the long-term sustainable development and continuous growth of the brand. This is also an important milestone in pursuance of Corum's long-term strategy for the redevelopment of the brand, which started a few years ago. Davide Traxler will lead the Corum management in implementing global strategy and business operations of the Brand. Jacques-Alain Vuille will continue to share his over 35 years of™ watch making experience with the Company. Tao Li, the Executive Chairman of Citychamp European Development Board, said “It is my great pleasure to have Davide ......read more

Seiko opens first-ever Premium Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo

Dubai, October 3, 2015: Leading watchmaker Seiko, opened the first-ever Seiko Premium Boutique at Tokyo's elite shopping district of Ginza recently.  Designed to serve as a show window for Seiko's three luxury brands - Grand Seiko, Credor and Galante, the exclusive outlet will present some of the brand's latest and most innovative creations. "Showcasing our prestigious collections, this boutique will offer a true window to the Seiko world, and visitors will experience the uniqueness of Seiko’s craftsmanship and Japanese hospitality” announced Shinji Hattori, President & CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation, speaking at the inauguration. On display at the exclusive boutique will be the widest selection of Grand Seiko timepieces as well as Credor mast ......read more

Latest global innovations in electric and hybrid vehicle technology to share UAE spotlight

More than 200 delegates expected for inaugural International Conference on Future Mobility 2015 in Dubai Dubai, UAE - 28 September: The UAE will be the focal point of the latest global advancements in electric vehicle technology when the Middle East’s first international conference on innovations in electric and hybrid vehicles makes its November 2015 debut in Dubai. The International Conference on Future Mobility 2015, organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), and supported by the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), will take place from 8-9 November at the Meydan Hotel. The two-day conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, UAE Minister ......read more

FAMCO spearheads UAE charge at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 with latest warehousing and storage solutions

Region's foremost warehousing and logistics trade show set to open doors next week in Dubai Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2015: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) the world’s leading industrial equipment distributor, will be at the forefront of UAE businesses vying for a bigger stake in the Middle East’s vibrant logistics and warehousing sector, when the region’s dedicated materials handling trade show opens next week. A member of Al-Futtaim – one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai – FAMCO will showcase its latest energy efficient and cost-saving solutions at Materials Handling Middle East, which takes place from 14-16 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The market le ......read more

Former French Formula I star and actor Paul Belmondo wears a SAINT HONORE watch

SAINT HONORE special Tour Eiffel timepiece Made to mark a special occasion, the Tour Eiffel from SAINT HONORE is a collector’s timepiece made with a piece of metal girder from the world’s most famous monument- the Eiffel Tower. This will make for a very special gift for the extraordinary man this Eid. At a recent event, former French Formula 1 star and actor Paul Belmondo has been wearing his Tour Eiffel watch from SAINT HONORE. SAINT HONORE has used this precious component to make the bezel, its decoration and brown colour an unmistakable reference to the French monument. The bezel surrounds a raised dial based on the same architecture; at its centre, it reveals the wheel train of the automatic mechanical movement specially personalised by SAINT HONORE. Mounted on an ......read more

Fresh investments in UAE's industrial sector injects renewed impetus in regional materials handling industry

Air cargo logistics and manufacturing among top sectors targeted by global players at Materials Handling Middle East Dubai, UAE - 6 September 2015: A spate of investments in the UAE’s industrial sector is injecting renewed impetus in the materials handling industry, as global logistics and warehouse suppliers turn their backs on sluggish domestic markets and look to the Middle East for growth. Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port's Industrial Zone (KIZAD), and the newly named Dubai South have seen several multi-million dollar investments in various manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics operations in the first eight months of 2015. Al Gharbia Pipe Company’s US$300 million manufacturing plant in KIZAD has added to the US$322 million in investments in the UAE Capital&rs ......read more

Men's Marine Sports Watch from CITIZEN hits UAE outlets

The latest Men's Marine Sports Watch, BU2040-56L from CITIZEN is set to capture the attention of water sports enthusiasts across the region as it hits the shelves of the brand's points of sale across the UAE. Encased in stainless steel, with a stainless steel strap with fold-over clasp and push button, this watch is built to take on the rigours of the elements, with a screw back case, and up to 10 BAR of water resistance. The crystal glass face encloses a deep blue face which sets off the metallic display nicely. Luminescent hands allow for maximum visibility even in poor light for the date and 24 hr time displays. Powered by CITIZEN’s Eco-Drive technology, this tough mariner also boasts of an insufficient charge warning function and an overcharge prevention function. ......read more

Light Middle East 2015's Future Zone to showcase dazzling new trends and innovative solutions from global manufacturers

LED fixtures at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in 2015-16 English Premier League among new technologies on display Dubai, UAE - 2 September 2015: The LED fixtures currently lighting up Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium in the 2015-16 English Premier League will be one of many new technologies on show at the Middle East’s dedicated lighting design trade show next month in Dubai. American manufacturer Musco Lighting, a world-leader in customised lighting solutions for sports and large-area venues, will launch its new LED floodlights and LED Sports Fixtures at Light Middle East 2015, which takes place from 6-8 October 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The LED floodlights use the same technology as those installed in 2015 at Emirate ......read more

ALMANSOORI targets new technologies, innovations at SPE Offshore Europe

Dubai, August 31, 2015: AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, the leader in oilfield services in the Middle East, will be looking to gain valuable insights into the latest innovative trends and developments in the global upstream oil and gas sector, at the largest industry event in Europe, to be held next week. Offshore Europe runs from September 8-11 in Aberdeen, UK. The exhibition and conference, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is among the foremost technical exhibitions and conferences for the offshore exploration and production (E&P) industry internationally.  The biennial event brings together more than 1,500 exhibitors from across the world as well as more than 60,000 delegates from in excess of 100 countries, visiting industry representatives and decisi ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts unveils the Frozen Fudgaccino.

Goodness of espresso combined with lashings of delectable chocolate makes for an unbeatably refreshing combination Dunkin’ Donuts, the international leader in coffee and baked goods, unveils the fresh and refreshing Frozen Fudgaccino, cool chocolate goodness in a glass, for its customers across the UAE this summer. The new drink, the latest in the irresistible selection of frozen drinks from the quick serve specialists. is a must-try for any espresso fan with a penchant for chocolate. With just the right amount of chocolate swirled inside and around the cup, this delicious frozen espresso treat provides pure pleasure in every blend. This ice-cold concoction is ideal with Dunkin'Donuts' fresh-baked cookies. “The Frozen Fudgaccino is a delectable combination of t ......read more

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Oris is delighted to present the Audi Sport Limited Edition II. Oris is the Official Watch Partner of the Audi Sport teams racing in both the FIA World Endurance Championships (WEC) and German Touring Car Championship (DTM). Oris has a long track record of producing high-performance motorsport timepieces, with a heritage that can be traced back to the 1970 Chronoris. The Audi Sport Limited Edition II is the latest in the line. Like Audi Sport’s high-tech cars, it’s engineered to be as light and as strong as possible, and is packed with a series of innovative features. Among those is its automatic chronograph, powered by Oris Calibre 778, which features a 10-minute countdown. This useful function is aimed at drivers looking to keep track of race start times. The watch also ......read more



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