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Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari 336 Limited Edition

15 June in 1935, Firenze‐Mare Motorway: Tazio Nuvolari is determined to beat the world speed record and will be assisted by the incomparable power of an Alfa Romeo 16C Twinengine, a racing car designed by Enzo Ferrari (then director of Alfa Romeo's Racing Division). Although the weather conditions are highly unfavourable due to strong winds, Tazio does not want to give up. The decision almost costs him dear when a particularly strong gust hits the vehicle driving at over 300 km/h, throwing it into such a violent skid that it is only the champion's superhuman skill that allows him to bring it back under control. With typical determination, the flying Mantuan perseveres: by the end of that incredible day he will succeed in this daring endeavour, becoming the fastest man in t ......read more

The innovative loyalty program will be launched by Emerging Abrasives on the Automechanika Dubai

The Abrasive market becomes more innovative than ever. On 2nd of June, 2015 an innovative loyalty program will be launched by Emerging Abrasives on the Automechanika Dubai. Dubai, 30 May 2015 - The first ever Dubai-based manufacturer of abrasive materials launches an innovative loyalty program. The program was initiated as a reaction to the request of UAE clients. “We explored the expectations of our clients in the UAE, Germany, France, Italy, China, Russia and realized that the expectations of the abrasives customers are similar to the needs expressed in the Hotel and the Beauty industry. So, while creating the structure of our loyalty program, we decided that the best way to make our clients happy is to adapt the best practices of these segments to the Abrasives Market,&rdquo ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2015 marks 20th anniversary celebrations with glamourous opening in Dubai

Khloe Kardashian, Miss Teen Universe, headline regional brand launches as three-day event opens with 13.5% y-o-y growth  Dubai, UAE: Beautyworld Middle East 2015 got off to a glamourous start in Dubai today (26 May), with international celebrity product launches grabbing the headlines in what was a memorable opening day at the region’s largest trade fair for beauty, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing. The 20th anniversary edition of the three-day event was flagged off by H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, and Chairman of the Board of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).  Running until the 28th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Beautyworld Middle East 2015 features 1,450 exhibit ......read more

Global beauty and wellness majors line up new innovations at Beautyworld Middle East 2015

Dubai, UAE: The most innovative global beauty and wellness products will share a regional spotlight this week, as the largest ever edition of Beautyworld Middle East gets set to open its doors for the 20th time in Dubai tomorrow (26th May). The three-day event takes place until 28th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will be the scene of more than a hundred new product and brand launches seen for the first time in the Middle East and African region. With 1,450 exhibitors from 60 countries, the regional beauty industry’s annual showpiece event covers Cosmetics & Skincare; Hair, Nails and Salon Supplies; Fragrances; Machinery, Packaging & Raw Materials, and Professional Equipment & Spa. Cosmetics & Skincare, the show’s la ......read more

CITIZEN wins top honour at One Show Awards 'Light is Time' exhibit triumphs in Design category

CITIZEN proudly announces that its installation “LIGHT is TIME” has won the Gold Pencil award in the Design category Experiences: Indoor Spaces at the 2015 One Show Awards. The coveted Gold Pencil awards are hosted by US-based The One Club, which is the world's foremost non-profit organization devoted to elevating creative work in the advertising industry. “LIGHT is TIME” was exhibited at the MILAN DESIGN WEEK, the world’s biggest and most influential design event, held April 2014 in Milan, Italy. It created a magnificent space by suspending 80,000 main plates, the foundation supporting all other components of a watch. The combination of light reflecting off main plates and inspiring sound effects provided MILAN DESIGN WEEK visitors with a magical exper ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2015 to mark 20 years of glowing success as regional beauty sales top US$25 billion in 2014

Middle East and Africa overtakes Latin America as world’s fastest-growing beauty market  Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2015: The Middle East and Africa (MEA) has overtaken Latin America as the world’s fastest growing beauty market according to new research, as the region’s largest trade fair for skincare, cosmetics, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing gets set to celebrate 20 years of glowing success in Dubai next week. According to analysts Euromonitor International, the retail value for the MEA’s beauty and personal care market was US$25.7 billion in 2014, while its estimated 4.8 per cent annual growth rate between 2014-2019 is almost twice the global average of 2.6 per cent, and ahead of the world’s next fastest growing market, Asia Pacific (4.5 per cent growt ......read more

Middle East and Africa overtakes Latin America as world's fastest-growing beauty market

Dubai, UAE: The Middle East and Africa (MEA) has overtaken Latin America as the world’s fastest growing beauty market according to new research, as the region’s largest trade fair for skincare, cosmetics, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing gets set to celebrate 20 years of glowing success in Dubai next week. According to analysts Euromonitor International, the retail value for the MEA’s beauty and personal care market was US$25.7 billion in 2014, while its estimated 4.8 per cent annual growth rate between 2014-2019 is almost twice the global average of 2.6 per cent, and ahead of the world’s next fastest growing market, Asia Pacific (4.5 per cent growth rate). Consumers in Saudi Arabia spent US$4.8 billion on bath and shower, cosmetics, deodorants, fragrances, hai ......read more

Two-day summit supported by Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) attracts world class line-up of speakers

Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The inaugural Smart Traffic Middle East conference has begun in Abu Dhabi today (Monday 18 May), as a power-packed line-up of regional and international traffic experts gathered to address the growing challenges of Middle East traffic congestion. With more than 100 traffic industry professionals in attendance, the two-day summit takes place until 19 May 2015 at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, and features a series of international case studies on various smart traffic and transport management initiatives around the world, including Amsterdam, Singapore, Tokyo, Glasgow and London. Organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Smart Traffic Middle East comes as the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed earlier this year that traffic congestion cost Dubai&rsqu ......read more

Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II

In 2013, the legend of King Arthur was the inspiration for a one-of-a-kind Roger Dubuis creation evocatively named Excalibur Knights of the Round Table. Today, in 2015, Roger Dubuis proudly introduces a new interpretation of the key values that have made this ageless legend truly universal. Manufacture Roger Dubuis has a well-esta­blished reputation for springing surprises in many guises, and its contemporary take on the legend of the Round Table is no exception. For a first interpretation unveiled in 2013, the designers of the Geneva-based Manufacture presented a 28-piece limited edition distin­guished by its boldness and steeped in history. The noble figures appeared seated around an enamel and decal reproduction of the Tudor green and cream painted English Oak Round Tab ......read more

Leatherworld Middle East 2015 Signs of High Note Attracting 2,439 Trade Visitors from 44 Countries

Positive response from inaugural edition of Middle East’s premier leather trade show reinforces upbeat market sentiment Dubai, UAE: The curtains have come down on the inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East in Dubai, as UAE-based tanneries, manufacturers, designers, and distributors rubbed shoulders with European heavyweights looking to boost their footprint in the emerging regional leather market.  A total of 2,439 visitors from 44 countries passed through the Middle East’s only dedicated trade show covering the global leather industry’s entire value chain, while 86 exhibitors from 16 countries showcased their latest wares, from hundreds of variations of animal hides, production machinery and chemicals, to leather handbags, footwear, accessories, and gar ......read more

Casio Launches Oceanus, World's First Full Metal GPS/Special G-Shock With Recrystallized Titanium 64 Alloy- New Luxury T ...

Casio launches Oceanus, world's first Full Metal GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor watch in the Middle East Solar-powered timepieces use GPS technology & radio wave reception to fine tune time calibration across the globe  Casio Middle East FZE announced the Middle East launch of their new OCEANUS brand of solar-powered radio-controlled metal watches designed to capture the essence of elegance and technology. These watches come equipped with an original hybrid timekeeping system developed by Casio which receives both Global Positioning System (GPS) signals and radio wave time-calibration signals, through which the watches can determine the user’s current location anywhere in the world and correct the time accordingly with just one push of a button. The OCEANUS brand is ......read more

SAINT HONORE Audacy : Sparkling and mischievous

Glamorous, feminine, daring, elegant, innovative... So many superlatives apply to the new Audacy watch by SAINT HONORE. At first glance, the watch’s design captures the attention with its resolutely innovative character. Its particularly inspired lines are combined with the ultimate watchmaking details: SAINT HONORE wanted to allow every aspect of the watch to shine, resulting in an exclusive piece. The perfectly round 37mm case is particularly eye-catching. So too is the “Clous de Paris” decoration that embellishes both the bezel, in a meticulously applied two-row pattern, but also the dial, on the rim of the small seconds. Audacy features sublime guilloché dials in charming colours. Whether in red, navy, silver, beige or black, each one is decorated with hour-m ......read more

Perrelet Diamond Flower Amytis- Combines unique design with quality

PERRELET enriches its Diamond Flower feminine line with a new model named Diamond Flower Amytis: a collection designed “by women for women” and combining a unique technique with brilliant expertise. It embodies all the mastery of the watchmaking art along with a keen flair for feminine aesthetic details. This name with age-old overtones is inspired by the history of the hanging gardens of Babylon, the stunning architectural treasures built by Nebuchadnezzar to remind his wife, Amytis of Media, of the forest-covered mountains of her native land. With its original Diamond Flower Amytis collection, PERRELET thereby pays tribute to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and doubtless the most beautiful, while evoking the grace and beauty of Amytis of Media, Queen of Babyo ......read more

Inaugural Leatherworld Middle East gets off to rousing start in Dubai with 85 exhibitors from 10 countries

The inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East got off to a rousing start in Dubai today (4 May), as 85 exhibitors from 10 countries showcased their latest animal hides, machinery, leather products and accessories in a market that’s establishing itself as a major force in the global leather industry. Running for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Leatherworld Middle East 2015 comes as figures released by Euromonitor International (EMI) show the Gulf region’s trade for semi-finished and finished leather, accessories, travel goods, handbags and footwear, was worth US$4.09 billion in 2014. The GCC is also a leather manufacturing hub; according to EMI, US$1.9 billion worth of dressed leather, luggage, handbags, saddlery, harnesses and f ......read more

The Eiffel Tower at your wrist

To mark its 130th anniversary, SAINT HONORE has designed a collector's timepiece: the first ever to be made from a piece of metal girder from the world's most famous monument. 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 elegant brown “croco design” leather strap, the “Tour Eiffel” Timepiece has been manufactured in a limited series of 1,885 pieces in steel (in homage to the year the watchmaking house was established), offering a unique opportunity to we ......read more

Deliciously Refreshing Iced Coffee from Dunkin' Donuts Helps Beat The Heat

Special offer from coffee and baked goods chain for customers across UAE With summer temperatures set to soar to sizzling highs across the UAE, Dunkin' Donuts presents its customers with the ideal cool refreshment in a glass. All through summer Dunkin' Donuts customers can avail themselves of an ice-cold, freshly-brewed mug of coffee for just AED 11, at the brand's myriad outlets spread across the seven emirates. Freshly brewed and packed with full-bodied flavour, Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee is the perfect pick-me-up any time of day or night, giving you the boost you need to keep on running and beat the effects of the energy-sapping heat outdoors. “Our Iced Coffee is famed across the world for its refreshingly fresh and flavoursome taste. It id ideal to provid ......read more

The new Oris collection takes wing across the Middle East

Oris showcases the new collection presented in Basel This month, a team of Oris pilots is set to begin a 12.000 km-long mission to fly the brand’s new collection closer to fine watch connoisseurs across the Middle East and the Mediterranean The Oris Aviators’ Basel Mission will showcase the brand’s new watch collection – unveiled at Baselworld in March – at a number of key locations across the region. The three-man Oris Aviators’ Team has been put together by Karim Gerber, Oris’s Middle East Region Manager. Karim will fly the whole tour and will be joined in the Oris-branded two-seater Pilatus PC-7 for alternate legs by ex-Swiss Air Force pilot Paul Ruppeiner, and former Swissair pilot Simon Maurer.  All three are members of a sele ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East to open next month in Dubai from 26-27 May 2015

MENA region world’s second fastest growing spa market as spa and equipment manufacturers flock to Beautyworld Middle East  UAE, Morocco account for half of US$1.7 billion in regional spa revenue from more than 2,250 spas – Global Wellness Institute  Dubai, UAE April 29, 2015: The Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) growing prominence as a global spa and wellness hub will be underlined by a big influx of professional equipment and spa exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2015, the region’s largest trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing.  According to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the MENA region is the world’s second fastest growing market for spas, more than doubling in size between 2007 and 2013, whil ......read more

Leatherworld Middle East to open next week in Dubai from 4-6 May 2015

Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, among items on show when inaugural leather event opens in Dubai Dubai, April 29, 2015: Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, and a cow hide collection in 250 colours are among the latest leather trends that will share centre-stage with scores of leather accessories when the Middle East’s only leather trade show opens in Dubai next week. An exclusive Trend Area will be foremost among five dedicated show features at the inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East, which takes place from 4-6 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Bringing the look and feel of a high-end Parisian leather workshop to the Middle East, the Trend Area will present a dedicated platform showcasing th ......read more

Casio introduces Special G-SHOCK with Recrystallized Titanium 64 Alloy and Styling Inspired by Japanese traditional craf ...

Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced recently the latest addition to the flagship MR-G Series in the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The new G-SHOCK MRG-G1000RT features recrystallized Ti64 alloy*2 to express the quality of  nie pattern*1 that is one of the traditional technique represent Japanese swords, and the model will be produced in a limited run of only 100 watches available worldwide. *1 A nie pattern is a crystal structure on the blade surface that is characterized by a grain pattern *2 Ti64 is a type of alloy made from 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium. The MR-G Series stands at the pinnacle of the G-SHOCK line, incorporating advanced technology and fine metal crafting to realize the ultimate in toughness, made with the very finest attention to detail ......read more

Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, among items on show when inaugural leather event opens in Dubai

Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, and a cow hide collection in 250 colours are among the latest leather trends that will share centre-stage with scores of leather accessories when the Middle East’s only leather trade show opens in Dubai next week. An exclusive Trend Area will be foremost among five dedicated show features at the inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East, which takes place from 4-6 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Bringing the look and feel of a high-end Parisian leather workshop to the Middle East, the Trend Area will present a dedicated platform showcasing the latest trends and innovations from the workshops of leading Leatherworld Middle East exhibitors. “The Trend Area provides a great opportun ......read more

CITIZEN Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE F100 Limited Edition: Pursuit of excellence

CITIZEN is pleased to announce the new model to Eco-Drive*4 SATELLITE WAVE F100 lineup as world limited edition. We plan to bring this new black model with gold bezel to the market in summer, 2015. *1, *3: As of March 2015 as a multi-functional light-powered GPS satellite-synchronized watch (according to the research data by CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.) *2: GPS satellite-synchronized watch captures the date and time signals sent by GPS satellites from space — orbiting 20,000 kilometers above the Earth — bringing ultra-precise timekeeping to wherever people are on the face of the globe. *4: Eco-Drive is CITIZEN’s proprietary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light source, eliminating the need to replace batteries. Satellite Wave & R ......read more

Oris introduces the Audi Sport Limited Edition II in the Middle East

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). Audi Sport has won the famous endurance event at Le Mans an unprecedented 12 times since 2000. In 2014, it topped the podium again with the Oris-sponsored Audi R18 e-tron quattro, which was piloted to victory by a team including Swiss driver and Oris Ambassador, Marcel Fässler. 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 ......read more

SPEED-FIT offers effective stress-busting solutions

Today's 'always-on', 24/7 power lifestyles may be rewarding, but they come with some unwelcome side effects. Stress and depression are taking an increasing toll of young urban professionals today, as they succumb to the constant grinding of extremely demanding careers even as they strive to keep ahead of the curve. Among the best stress and depression busters in existence is exercise and physical conditioning. With its innovative electromyostimulation system, SPEED FIT offers young urban professionals a painless, convenient and tailor-made solution to combat debilitating stress and depression. The SPEED-FIT system is tried and tested and presents a workable alternative to hours of repetitive training sessions in the gym that can be quite dull and boring. Through short ......read more

Surging Middle East construction sector drives demand for tools and machinery

Dubai, UAE:  International hardware and tool manufacturers are looking to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) as key growth markets, as the ongoing regional construction surge and preference for DIY home solutions stoke demand for tools and machinery. Having completed US$67.6 billion worth of construction projects in 2014*, the GCC in particular is in the throes of building and infrastructure boom, presenting impressive opportunities for global manufacturers to step in and increase their market share. Leading players at Hardware+Tools Middle East 2015 – the region’s only dedicated trade show for hardware, tools, materials and machinery – have earmarked the MEA as a primary export market, indicating that demand for better quality products is also on the increase. ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2015 underlines dominant regional position with record participation

Dubai, UAE: Paperworld Middle East 2015 drew in 6,375 trade visitors and buyers from as many as 105 different countries, underlining the growing pan-regional stature and influence. Paperworld Middle East 2015 featured 299 exhibitors from 40 countries covering 5,300sqm of exhibition space – an 18 per cent increase over 2014.  The 5th edition of the three-day event was a hive of activity as local and international companies laid down the markers for regional expansion in existing and new markets. Meanwhile, Leah Angulo Gedtal from Harvey Nichols Al Tayer Group won Paperworld Middle East’s Wrap Star contest, having wrapped her way to victory over 23 contestants from seven UAE retailers and department stores. Gedtal was chosen as the overall winner by vote from the thous ......read more

Wide range of sustainable products to be showcased at Paperworld Middle East's Green Office Area

The spotlight will be on sustainably produced paper products and office supplies as Paperworld Middle East opens doors in Dubai, with international and local companies set to showcase their latest eco-friendly products to thousands of trade buyers. Major manufacturers at the three-day event, taking place from 2-4 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, have noted a significant increase in consumer environmental awareness, which is weighing heavily on their purchasing decisions. Household stationery and office supply brand names have duly responded and will share the spotlight at Paperworld Middle East’s Green Office Area, a dedicated section promoting sustainably produced and eco-friendly products. Leading the green revolution is paper manufactur ......read more

Leaders in sustainable paper production, Double A among eco-friendly brands exhibiting

The spotlight will be on sustainably produced paper products and office supplies as Paperworld Middle East opens doors in Dubai, with international and local companies set to showcase their latest eco-friendly products to thousands of trade buyers. Major manufacturers at the three-day event, taking place from 2-4 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, have noted a significant increase in consumer environmental awareness, which is weighing heavily on their purchasing decisions. Household stationery and office supply brand names have duly responded and will share the spotlight at Paperworld Middle East’s Green Office Area, a dedicated section promoting sustainably produced and eco-friendly products. Leading the green revolution is paper manufact ......read more

UAE witnessed US$ 2.8 billion in trade of paper, pulp, board and printing products in 2013

Global paper and stationery manufacturers are increasingly eyeing the lucrative markets of the Middle East, with the UAE's position as the trade and commercial hub of the region being key to unlocking doors to regional emerging markets. The spurt in international interest is being driven by the Middle East’s demand for paper and board which, according to RISI, a leading research centre for the global paper and pulp industries, has grown at a compound average growth rate of 5.7 per cent since 2000, reaching 8.1 million tonnes in 2013.* Much of the regional supply and demand flows through the UAE; figures released recently by the UAE National Bureau of Statistics show that, in 2013, the value of the imports, exports and re-exports of pulp, paper, paperboard, and printing ......read more

Global paper and stationery majors eyeing gaining greater slice of Middle East pie

Global paper and stationery manufacturers are increasingly eyeing the lucrative markets of the Middle East, with the UAE's position as the trade and commercial hub of the region being key to unlocking doors to regional emerging markets. The spurt in international interest is being driven by the Middle East’s demand for paper and board which, according to RISI, a leading research centre for the global paper and pulp industries, has grown at a compound average growth rate of 5.7 per cent since 2000, reaching 8.1 million tonnes in 2013.* Much of the regional supply and demand flows through the UAE; figures released recently by the UAE National Bureau of Statistics show that, in 2013, the value of the imports, exports and re-exports of pulp, paper, paperboard, and printing in ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2015 to feature Organic and Natural Pavilion for the first time in Dubai

Dubai, UAE: The growing global demand for natural and organic beauty products is taking root in the Middle East, as international manufacturers scramble to cater to an untapped niche market with huge growth potential. Once perceived as functional but uninspiring, the rejuvenated offerings of organics has led to the double digit growth of the organic personal care market, with global sales reaching nearly US$30 billion in 2013, according to research firm Kline & Company. With this trend now influencing the entire industry, a dedicated Organic and Natural Pavilion will feature for the first time at Beautyworld Middle East 2015, the region’s largest trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing. The pavilion will function as a unique platform for top globa ......read more

French Tennis Star Bartoli Draws Attention At Baselworld

Former Wimbledon champion and French tennis superstar Marion Bartoli was a big draw at the ongoing Baselworld exhibition, where she was a guest at the Saint Honore stand. Ms. Bartoli, who won the most glamorous title in tennis in 2013 and finished runner-up in 2007, has also won eight WTA singles titles and three doubles titles in her eventful career. Ms. Bartoli is a connoisseur of fine luxury watches and jewellery and was captivated by the collection of exceptional creations on view, which represented the best of Saint Honore's famed 'Paris Style'. "It was an enormous pleasure and privilege to host a superstar like Ms. Bartoli at our stand. She is someone who has climbed the pinnacle of success in her particular field and represents the same commitment to exce ......read more

Perrelet's Diamond Flower Prestige Edition Watch

A plush atmosphere for discovering or rediscovering the Prestige Edition of the Diamond Flower collection. This feminine watch combines finesse and harmony, and for the first time, jewellery and watchmaking technology harmonise to give a rare and vibrant expression of time. Based on its Double Rotor, a patented complication, the heirs of Perrelet dared to create an audacious setting. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds go beyond the simple transformation of a watch with feminine jewels. The visible rotor on the dial, sculpted for the occasion with lotus flowers, is linked and perfectly synchronised with the oscillating weight and supplies additional energy to the winding mechanism. Every woman thus animates her watch by her own movements. Among the different versions proposed, ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East expands Automechanika brand into Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Automechanika, the leading international automotive trade show brand, has announced its expansion into Saudi Arabia, as it looks to boost direct access to one of the world’s most lucrative countries for the automotive aftermarket. Automechanika Jeddah will take place from 26-28 January 2016 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, with its inaugural edition set to welcome more than 125 exhibitors from over 20 countries. The three-day event is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), and is the 15th instalment of Automechanika globally. Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the UAE-based subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Group, is also the organiser of Automechanika Dubai, the wider Middle E ......read more

Stephanie Seymour embodies the Roger Dubuis Diva

Stephanie Seymour wearing the Velvet Haute Joaillerie in white gold, photographed by Mikael Jansson Celebrating the quintessence of muses, style icons and powerful women throughout the ages, Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis launches a five-part photo shoot depicting modern day diva, actress and model, Stephanie Seymour, as the personification of its voluptuously feminine Haute Joaillerie Velvet line. Impossibly beautiful and irresistibly glamorous, the shoot is a fascinating Haute Photography essay, directed by Roger Dubuis’ Creative Director Alvaro Maggini, in which Haute Horlogerie meets Haute Couture, artfully sublimated by internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Mikael Jansson. Stephanie Seymour wearing the Velvet Haute Couture Passementerie, photographed by Mikael J ......read more

A sparkling new look and a touch of sensuality for the new ladies watch created by Eberhard & Co.: Gilda Grand Pavé

At the 2015 Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, Eberhard & Co. is adding the Gilda Grand Pavé to its range of Gilda ladies watches, whose oval shape can be seen on the wrists of the world's most stylish and discerning women. This precious new romantic edition is designed for women who want to stand out and feel special, starting with their wrist. Gilda Grand Pavé has an elliptical steel case and soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl dial with Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. The delicate wave motif is obtained thanks to a special engraving technique and to a precious ellipse of 50 diamonds. The case features 212 stunning diamonds on three rows which enhance the dial, while the crown is wrapped in 14 more diamonds. The result is a breathtakin ......read more

Citizen first-ever watch company to win gold standard at Eco Mark Awards

CITIZEN is proud to announce that the company has won the gold prize at the “Eco Mark Award 2014” organized by the Japan Environment Association (JEA). This award recognizes CITIZEN’s contribution to the promotion of consumer awareness about the environment through its Eco-Drive watches.  It is the first time ever that a watch company has won the gold prize, the highest honour of the award. The Eco Mark Award was established in 2010 by JEA, in order to reward and recognise companies and organizations that make superior efforts to produce and promote environmentally friendly offerings, such as Eco Mark certified products. The goals of the award are to help consumers make eco-conscious choices of products and recognize companies that contribute to a sustainable so ......read more

Ali & Sons welcomes new Touareg in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain

New Touareg typified by dynamically designed front and rear sections, a start stop feature, and fresh colours and wheels Upper- class SUV equipped with an automatic post-collision braking system, preventing secondary collisions in the event of an accident Ali & Sons Co. L.L.C. (Motors Division), the official distributor of Volkswagen in Abu Dhabi will welcome the all-new Touareg in Ali & Son’s showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain this month. The Touareg was one of Ali & Sons' standout performers in 2014, and the largest SUV in the Volkswagen line won acclaim from discerning motorists across the emirate. Unveiled at the SUV world premiere in Beijing last year, the new Touareg, has been redesigned to offer customers new front and rear designs, new technical ......read more

Saudi Arabia spearheads GCC demand for commercial vehicle spare parts – market estimated to value US$3.65 billion by 202 ...

Dubai, UAE: Manufacturers and distributors of the GCC’s automotive aftermarket gathered in Dubai today to discuss new opportunities in the region’s commercial vehicle (CV) market, as Saudi Arabia spearheads a regional surge in demand for CV spare parts and services. According to global analysts Frost & Sullivan, there are currently 750,000 trucks and buses on Saudi Arabia’s roads, with this number growing 8.4 per cent annually to reach 1.2 million by 2020. The influx of new and used commercial vehicles in the Kingdom means demand for spare parts is also on the rise, valued at US$2.05 billion in 2014, and estimated to reach US$3.65 billion by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan. The key to tapping into the Saudi Arabia’s lucrative CV market was the h ......read more

Casio Middle East opens largest G-Factory in the region at Al Ghurair Centre

Casio Middle East FZE, have announced the opening of their 6th G-Factory store and 150th POS in the region at Dubai's Al Ghurair Centre. Spreading over 854 square feet at one of the city's most famous shopping destinations, the outlet will be Casio's largest in the region. The store was inaugurated by Hiroshi Nakamura, Senior Executive Managing Officer and Board Member of Casio Computer Co. Ltd., and features a full selection of the brand's best loved ranges including the iconic G-SHOCK and Baby-G models. The outlet will focus the spotlight on some of the most sought after and fashionable Casio timepieces, which are renowned for their use of cutting-edge technology and a sense of style. The opening of the new G-Factory store, with latest-generation design is part ......read more

Ali & Sons Audi Wins Middle East Pole Position as Sales Team Of The Year 2014

Ali & Sons Audi emerged on top in the Pole Position Sales Team of the Year 2014 Awards, with a sterling performance that saw them excel in a majority of the four categories of the competition that featured Audi dealerships from across the Middle East. The competition is designed to evaluate the quality, performance and effectiveness of sales teams across the region who are evaluated over the year through a series of reviews. The final winner or Pole Position is decided by which dealership performs best over four categories: Sales Quality, Bespoke Quality Activity, Sales Performance and Quarterly Sales Incentives. “I congratulate the Sales Team for achieving this honour, which is a testament to the enormous commitment and zeal that they bring to the job," said Mark Aust ......read more

UAE's finest gift wrapper shares spotlight with Dubai's most eco-friendly and creative school at Paperworld Middle East

Dubai, UAE: The spotlight was firmly on both the UAE’s finest gift wrapper and Dubai’s most creative, environmentally conscious school as the Middle East’s largest trade fair for the paper, office supplies, and stationery industries concluded, posting an encouraging numbers of exhibitors and trade visitors. Paperworld Middle East 2015 drew in 6,375 trade visitors and buyers from as many as 105 different countries, underlining the growing pan-regional stature and influence. Paperworld Middle East 2015 featured 299 exhibitors from 40 countries covering 5,300sqm of exhibition space – an 18 per cent increase over 2014.  The 5th edition of the three-day event was a hive of activity as local and international companies laid down the markers for regional expansio ......read more

Fast-growing African automotive aftermarket draws leading international players to Automechanika Dubai 2015

Rapid urbanisation and surging growth in new transport infrastructure is transforming the face of surface transport in Africa, placing the continent on the fast track to becoming one of the world's most significant markets for vehicles and auto parts. Investment of US$30 billion into developing road and rail systems is expected to boost inter-regional trade and travel across Africa, which currently has 21.6 million passenger vehicles, according to global analysts Frost & Sullivan. Additionally, demand for auto parts in the continent (excluding South Africa) is expected to grow 11 per cent annually to reach US$15.3 billion by 2020, making it a high-value prize for global automotive aftermarket leaders. Many of these will be formulating their African outreach strategies ......read more

Serco Extends Contract at Abu Dhabi Global Market Square

Serco Middle East has extended its contract with - Alsowah Square Properties LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company PJSC, to deliver Integrated Property and Facilities Management Services at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Global Market Square development, the international financial center on Al Maryah Island, master planned and developed by Mubadala. David Greer, Serco Middle East Chief Executive Officer welcomed the announcement and the opportunity to build on Serco’s proud relationship with Mubadala that stretches more than five years: “I am delighted with this news. Over the last 5 years we have built a leading position in Integrated Property and Facilities Management Services in the UAE. In winning this rebid for the Abu Dhabi Global Market Square c ......read more

Middle East's largest stationery, paper, and office supplies trade show opens in Dubai with 18 per cent year-on-year gro ...

Record line-up of UAE companies among 299 exhibitors from 40 countries at Paperworld Middle East 2015 Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2015: A record line-up of 35 UAE companies are among 299 exhibitors from 40 countries sharing centre stage as the Middle East’s largest stationery, paper, and office supplies trade show opened in Dubai today (Monday 2 March.)  Taking place until 4th March at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Paperworld Middle East 2015 has grown by 18 per cent year-on-year, with new innovations, niche products, and eco-friendly solutions among the key themes emanating from the three-day event.  The largest ever participation of UAE companies – a 21 per cent jump over the previous year – is complemented by six country pavilions from Germany, ......read more

Casio set to unveil innovative Lamp-Free Projector across Middle East

Casio, pioneers of Laser and LED hybrid light sources for projectors, are all set to introduce the unique XJ-V1 Lamp-Free Projector, that will for the first time bring consumers the benefits of path-breaking lamp-free design technology at an affordable price. The next-generation XJ-V1, with a high-brightness quotient of 2700 lumens, is ideal for all those who need a bright projector for both business and educational needs. The innovative projector, which will be on view for the first time in the Middle East, at the upcoming Global Education Supplies and Solutions Exhibition in Dubai later this month, will hit the market in the second quarter of 2015. "With the XJ-V1 becoming available the regional markets, it will bring the benefits of affordable lamp-free design to a whole ......read more

100 divers participate in Citizen-sponsored comprehensive coastal clean-up off Jeddah

CITIZEN partnered with Century Events team to organize a comprehensive clean-up of the coastline and seabed around the Jeddah Corniche recently. The initiative in its second year now was held under the patronage of the Governor of Mecca under the title “Our environment Our Responsibility”. Around 100 divers of different nationalities participated in the initiative. The cleanup initiative saw divers remove remains of abandoned fishing lines, garbage and other debris from the seabed and the coastline off the Corniche, near the Three Bridges Area, in order to clear up the water and allow the sun to reach the coral beds, which were otherwise blocked off by a layer of trash. The cleanup also creates a much more conducive environment for aquatic life of all forms. It also raises a ......read more

The “Tour Eiffel” Timepiece -Steel from the Eiffel Tower for a SAINT HONORE watch

To mark its 130th anniversary, SAINT HONORE has designed a collector's timepiece: the first ever to be made from a piece of metal girder from the world's most famous monument.  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 elegant brown “croco design” leather strap, the “Tour Eiffel” Timepiece has been manufactured in a limited series of 1,885 pieces in steel (in homage to the year the watchmaking house was established), offering a unique oppor ......read more

The “Tour Eiffel” Timepiece -Steel from the Eiffel Tower for a SAINT HONORE watch

To mark its 130th anniversary, SAINT HONORE has designed a collector's timepiece: the first ever to be made from a piece of metal girder from the world's most famous monument. 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 elegant brown “croco design” leather strap, the “Tour Eiffel” Timepiece has been manufactured in a limited series of 1,885 pieces in steel (in homage to the year the watchmaking house was established), offering a unique opportunity to we ......read more

Casio announces the GCC-wide launch of world's first Hybrid GPS Radio Control watch

Casio Middle East is proud to announce the launch of the world’s first Hybrid GPS and Radio Control timekeeping watch, the G-SHOCK GPW-1000, across their outlets in the GCC. Precision-engineered to keep perfect time even in the most extreme of circumstances, the G-SHOCK GPW-1000 features the world’s first ever hybrid timekeeping system that utilises both Global Positioning System (GPS) signals as well as radio wave time calibration signals from as many as six stations across the world. By integrating these mutually complementing timekeeping systems, Casio has created an innovative timepiece that harnesses the power of technology to provide more accurate time measurement. “We are very excited to unveil the revolutionary new G-SHOCK GPW-1000 in the Middle East,” ......read more

Roger Dubuis presents stunning collection at Doha event

Roger Dubuis, manufacturer of fine Swiss watches of extreme complication, will be exhibiting a range of their master creations at the upcoming Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, which will be held in the Qatari capital from February 24th to 28th, 2015. The Roger Dubuis range, which includes some of the brand's headline-grabbing pieces, will be on view at their partner Ali bin Ali's stall, at the premier event for the luxury watch and jewellery industry in the wider Middle East region. The event regularly attracts the cream of the region's luxury afficianados and is a good representation of the trends and new developments that are shaping one of the most significant international luxury markets. "The Middle East forms an increasingly important segment of our marke ......read more

Dunkin Donuts serving up success in the UAE for 18 years

Since opening doors for the first time in the UAE in 1997, Dunkin Donuts has gained a reputation of serving up a range of top class baked goods and coffee to customers around the country through its 73 outlets across the emirates. Over the past 18 years, the quick serve specialists have been renowned for its exceptional standards of service provided to visitors by highly-trained staff. Today Dunkin' Donuts outlets across the UAE serve up over 60 million donuts a year in fifty different flavours, all produced by the brand's state-of-the-art production facility in The UAE. With products and flavours tailored to suit the multi-faceted tastes of the UAE's wide spectrum of nationalities, the brand had today emerged as a hot favourite as people get together for memorable occasi ......read more

Intersec 2015 wraps up with record turnout of 27,455 visitors from more than 120 countries*

Dubai, UAE: The rainy weather that peppered Dubai this week didn’t dampen the spirit of busy networking at Intersec 2015, as 27,455 visitors from more than 120 countries descended upon the world’s largest trade show for the security, safety, and fire protection industries. Intersec 2015, which took place from 18-20 January at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, witnessed a 10 per cent growth in visitors, reflecting the strong demand in the Middle East security market that is growing at double the 5.5 per cent global growth rate, according to analysts Frost & Sullivan. The record visitor numbers were treated to the latest safety and security solutions of 1,233 exhibitors from 52 countries, with Intersec’s official supporters the Dubai Police and Dubai Civ ......read more

Casio unveils World's First-Ever Standard Scientific Calculator with Arabic Display

Innovative device has potential to benefit over 2 million students across region Dubai, February, 16, 2015 - Casio Middle East announced the launch of the world's first standard scientific calculator with an Arabic display. The first-ever calculator with an Arabic interface is a development of immense significance for the Middle East region and has the potential to benefit over 2 million students across the wider area.  The ClassWiz fx-991AR X calculator offers the benefits of a modern scientific calculator to students from the region enrolled in middle school and upwards, bringing the world of scientific calculations closer to students in their own native language. Casio is the acknowledged global market leader in the calculator segment and this will make their position in ......read more

Corrado Lopresto: The New Interpreter of The Eberhard & Co. Style

Eberhard & Co.’s adventure in the fascinating world of classic cars is enriched by a new prestigious collaboration thanks to Corrado Lopresto who has joined the universe of the Brand’s ambassadors. The Swiss watchmaker has for a long time been sponsoring some of the most important international competitions and their protagonists, since the Brand identified the old-timers’ world as indeed full of values matching those of luxury watch making: a passion for technique, the importance of tradition, the value of the historical heritage of companies that, like Eberhard & Co., can boast a history well over a century long. Corrado Lopresto, architect and entrepreneur from Milan and a collector of classic cars, is one of this universe’s celebrities, thanks to his ......read more

Turbine Skeleton - The Turbine reveals its inner workings

Perrelet is over 200 years old and lives in step with its time while honoring its rich tradition of high-quality watchmaking. It mingles its technical expertise with a flair for contemporary aesthetics in creating the Turbine Skeleton collection. For the very first time, the Maison combines a skeleton movement with a turbine, thereby completely reinventing its iconic model: the details and dimensions are redesigned and the materials are evolving, as Perrelet takes on a new challenge thanks to a unique horological concept. The very nature of a skeleton timepiece lies in playing with transparency effects. That is precisely what Perrelet achieves by entirely skeletonizing its finely crafted in-house movement, Caliber P-381, featuring cut-out effects revealing its inner workings. The Perrel ......read more

Turbine Skeleton The Turbine reveals its inner workings

Perrelet is over 200 years old and lives in step with its time while honoring its rich tradition of high-quality watchmaking. It mingles its technical expertise with a flair for contemporary aesthetics in creating the Turbine Skeleton collection. For the very first time, the Maison combines a skeleton movement with a turbine, thereby completely reinventing its iconic model: the details and dimensions are redesigned and the materials are evolving, as Perrelet takes on a new challenge thanks to a unique horological concept. The very nature of a skeleton timepiece lies in playing with transparency effects. That is precisely what Perrelet achieves by entirely skeletonizing its finely crafted in-house movement, Caliber P-381, featuring cut-out effects revealing its inner workings. The Perrel ......read more

Winning projects to be presented with awards on final day

An innovative new competition being presented by Paperworld Middle East will highlight the importance of recycling in schools and promote the use of sustainable stationery materials. The competition will involve over 169 schools across the UAE, where Dubai’s schools will be invited by the KHDA to submit their best recycling projects following internal school competitions. Schoolchildren will be asked to design and create usable items from used paper and stationery items, thus highlighting the immense potential of recycling in everyday situations. The winning exhibits from each school will be presented at a dedicated stand at Paperworld Middle East 2015. Trade visitors and guests at the exhibition will be asked to select what they feel are the best projects and the winners will ......read more

Student's competition to highlight importance of recycling at Paperworld ME 2015

An innovative new competition being presented by Paperworld Middle East will highlight the importance of recycling in schools and promote the use of sustainable stationery materials. The competition will involve over 169 schools across the UAE, where Dubai’s schools will be invited by the KHDA to submit their best recycling projects following internal school competitions. Schoolchildren will be asked to design and create usable items from used paper and stationery items, thus highlighting the immense potential of recycling in everyday situations. The winning exhibits from each school will be presented at a dedicated stand at Paperworld Middle East 2015. Trade visitors and guests at the exhibition will be asked to select what they feel are the best projects and the winners will ......read more

Classically elegant Contograph from Eberhard & Co. reflects the glories of the classical timepiece

While the age of mechanial timepieces seems to be past, however masterful they may have been as highly precise and technical creations, there is more behind the relaunch of a pre-quartz watch than the manufacture looking for a stop gap launch. Mechanical timepieces herald the spirit of the glorious 1960's, when the art of mechanical watchmaking had reached its peak. The craft had reached the peak of its development and represented the cutting edge of timekeeping technology. By the end of the decade electronics had rendered it functionally obsolete. You could say that the timepieces of the sixties were the last truly authentic mechanical watches. It was also a decade of stylistic and social revolution that shaped our world today. It built the most beautiful aircraft, the Concorde, ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts serves up heart-shaped surprise this Valentine's Day Season

Quick serve leader launches special donut in line with the spirit of season Set your hearts on special treats at Dunkin' Donuts this year. The coffee and baked goods chain are marking this special day of love by bringing back their much-loved heart-shaped donut. This Valentine’s Day season Dunkin’ Donuts outlets across the UAE will be serving up a fun, affordable and easy way to show your love and keep running with a sweet treat. This year, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering guests heart-shaped donuts, and bringing back the fan-favorite donut.   The donut is a heart-shaped donut topped with chocolate icing and white sprinkles and is packed with Dunkin' Donuts lip-smacking Nutella filling and will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts outlets across ......read more

More than 200 leading global players sign up for regional beauty industry's largest trade and networking event

Even as the Middle East market for beauty products continues to grow at an appreciable rate, there is also growing demand for quality packaging materials and machinery from manufacturers and suppliers of beauty and personal care products into the region. The fact that Machinery, Packaging and Raw Materials is among the fastest growing categories at Beautyworld Middle East 2015, underlines the latent potential that exists in this market segment. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the Machinery, Packaging and Raw Materials segmented has grown 57% over the past four years and continues to grow at a rapid pace. It’s projected more than 200 exhibitors will showcase their latest range of products at the upcoming 20th Beautyworld Middle East. Market research by Euromo ......read more

Machinery, Packaging and Raw Materials among the fastest-growing segments at Beautyworld Middle East 2015

More than 200 leading global players sign up for regional beauty industry's largest trade and networking event Even as the Middle East market for beauty products continues to grow at an appreciable rate, there is also growing demand for quality packaging materials and machinery from manufacturers and suppliers of beauty and personal care products into the region. The fact that Machinery, Packaging and Raw Materials is among the fastest growing categories at Beautyworld Middle East 2015, underlines the latent potential that exists in this market segment. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the Machinery, Packaging and Raw Materials segmented has grown 57% over the past four years and continues to grow at a rapid pace. It’s projected more than 200 exhibitors w ......read more

Roger Dubuis Celebrates Art Basel Miami

Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué and legendary supermodel Stephanie Seymour recently hosted guests at a private dinner at the brand new Thompson Miami Beach hotel, in partnership with Dom Pérignon and Haute Living. One hundred notable guests convened at the newly opened property to view the Velvet Haute Couture limited edition collection and to toast Ms. Seymour as the Velvet collection’s new muse. The stylish affair featured an intimate crowd of fashionable A-listers such as Russell Simmons, Jonathan Cheban, Geoff Stults and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA. The 1930’s House and Garden on the Thompson Miami Beach property proved to be the perfect backdrop to the luxurious event, an impactful and stunning setting designed to evoke the spirit of the Roger Dubuis Diva ......read more

Full speed ahead for Automechanika Dubai 2015 as region's mobility needs fuel demand for auto parts and services

Dubai, UAE: Car sales in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to reach 3.37 million units in 2020 new research has revealed, as rapid urbanisation, increased industrialisation, and growing middle class populations drive demand for easier mobility across the region. According to global analysts Frost & Sullivan, 2.35 million light vehicles were sold in the MENA re-gion in 2013, with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) the major contributor to new vehicle sales. The GCC also commands a 57.8 per cent share of vehicles already in-use in the MENA region says Frost & Sullivan, while the total number of vehicles in-use is expected to reach 33.9 million in 2020, up from the current 21 million. Meanwhile, the steady 4.6 annual growth rate of new car sales over the next si ......read more

Middle East and North Africa car sales set to reach 3.37 million in 2020 bringing total number of cars-in-use to 33.9 mi ...

Dubai, UAE: Car sales in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to reach 3.37 million units in 2020 new research has revealed, as rapid urbanisation, increased industrialisation, and growing middle class populations drive demand for easier mobility across the region. According to global analysts Frost & Sullivan, 2.35 million light vehicles were sold in the MENA region in 2013, with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) the major contributor to new vehicle sales. The GCC also commands a 57.8 per cent share of vehicles already in-use in the MENA region says Frost & Sullivan, while the total number of vehicles in-use is expected to reach 33.9 million in 2020, up from the current 21 million. Meanwhile, the steady 4.6 annual growth rate of new car sales over the next six ......read more

SPEED-FIT set to launch world's largest EMS training facility in Business Bay.

State-of-the-art facility spread over 4,200 sq. ft. developed at a cost of AED 33 million Dubai, January 24, 2015 - SPEED-FIT, leading lifestyle and fitness leader specializing in innovative electromyostimulation (EMS) therapy is set to open the world's largest EMS workout facility at the One by Omniyat in Dubai's Business Bay district.  The state-of-the-art club spreading across 4,200 sq ft, has been developed at a cost of AED 33 million and will provide customers with high-end workout and relaxation facilities complete with dedicated men's and women's areas.  Fully-equipped with locker rooms, showers, numerous flat screen televisions, separate training areas for men and women, a specialized cellulite treatment room, the club will be open for use at ......read more

CITIZEN introduces unique models with Eco-Drive Technology

24 January 2015: Citizen introduces unique models with Eco-Drive technology. Unperturbed by passing trends, the fine collection is a modern fashion statement for youthful, authentic-seeking individuals who seek a watch that may transcend their generation. Eco-Drive is a revolutionary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light, relieving the necessity of replacing batteries. Although the usage of solar power generation is common among automobile, housing and other industries today, Citizen had the foresight to start development of a light-driven watch more than 40 years ago, and launched the world's first light-powered analogue quartz watch in 1976. Citizen's inquisitive mind and determination toward the success of Eco- Drive technology have brough ......read more

Strong German presence spearheads surge in European exhibitors at Paperworld Middle East 2015

UAE’s fast-growing education, SME sectors ramp up demand for paper products, stationery, and office supplies German companies are spearheading a European surge at Paperworld Middle East 2015, as the UAE’s fast-growing education and SME (Small Medium Enterprise) sectors fuel increased demand for paper products, stationery, and office supplies. According to the latest figures from the UAE National Bureau of Statistics, UAE-registered school students grew 11 per cent in 2013, reaching 905,132 pupils, while the number of university students was 118,560 – eight per cent more than the previous year. That combined with the UAE’s estimated 300,000 SMEs according to the Ministry of Economy, means demand for stationery and office supplies is expected to show healthy ......read more

Grand Gifts Exuding the Inimitable ‘Swiss Style' for a Special Woman

Eberhard & Co., famed maker of fine watches with the inimitable ‘Swiss Style’ presents an unforgettable range of masterful creations and stunning timepieces made especially for the special woman in your life. Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and provides the complete expression of the watchmaker’s refined and elegant world is presented in a new 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 new 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 Sp&e ......read more

Perrelet Unveils UAE Exclusive Edition Turbine XL

Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Perrelet, have launched recently an exclusive UAE Limited Edition Turbine XL, created especially for watch lovers in the country. Admirably reflecting both the horological expertise and the artistic skills cultivated by Perrelet, the Turbine XL is driven by the self-winding P-331 movement entirely developed and produced in-house at the brand’s production sites and can be admired through a transparent sapphire case back. The UAE limited edition Turbine XL from Perrelet is targeted towards collectors and intended for active, passionately enthusiastic personalities who are drawn to a lively, spirited aesthetic based on firm and vigorous lines. Only 43 pieces of the watch are available exclusively through Al-Sayegh Jewellery in Abu Dhabi. The wa ......read more

Saint Honore looks to double number of Middle East POS over the next five years.

Brand celebrates 130 years in style with grand anniversary gala Dubai, January 20,2015 - Celebrating 130 years of global success of their famed 'Paris Style', SAINT HONORE, renowned creators of trend-setting timepieces, glittering accessories and elegant writing instruments, are looking towards strengthening their presence across the Middle East with a targeted expansion plan that will see the brand double the number of POS in the region from 80 to 150 over the next five years. Underlining the role and importance of the Middle East luxury market to the brand at an anniversary gala in Dubai's Sofitel Hotel Downtown attended by VIP guests, elite customers, distributors and friends of the brand, Olivier Birault, CEO of SAINT HONORE stated that the Middle East accounted ......read more

New Porsche Cayenne launched in Abu Dhabi

“Cayenne is a True sports car among SUVs” – Ahmed Al Dhaheri Abu Dhabi, January 20, 2015: The new Porsche Cayenne combining more power and torque with lower fuel consumption, improved styling and body, sharper design and clear lines was launched in Abu Dhabi recently by Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons Co LLC at a special event at the Emirates Palace Hotel attended by more than 500 VIP customers. The event also showcased the latest model line-up including the Boxster and Cayman GTS, Macan and 911 Targa which were among the key highlights of the event. Commenting on the new launches, Ahmed bin Ali Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons Co LLC remarked: “The story of Porsche as a brand in the region is a genuine success story ......read more

New G-Shock, Baby-G, Sheen and Edifice models offers something for everyone

Casio Middle East is serving up a bouquet full of special offerings in time for Valentine's Day, with a raft of various new models slated to suit all tastes and preferences. All the more reason, to get that special someone, a gift to remember. Middle East followers of the brand will be pleased to learn that Casio is rolling out an entire new series of watches across its outlets in the GCC. These include offerings in the G-Shock, Baby-G, Sheen and Edifice ranges for both men and women as the brand pulls out the stops in order to provide regional buyers with a comprehensive range of choices. “It has always been our endeavour to be able to give our customers exactly what they need," said Tsuneo Nagai, Managing Director, Casio Middle East. "We are glad to be able to p ......read more

Casio presents comprehensive range of Valentine's Day specials

Casio Middle East is serving up a bouquet full of special offerings in time for Valentine's Day, with a raft of various new models slated to suit all tastes and preferences. All the more reason, to get that special someone, a gift to remember. Middle East followers of the brand will be pleased to learn that Casio is rolling out an entire new series of watches across its outlets in the GCC. These include offerings in the G-Shock, Baby-G, Sheen and Edifice ranges for both men and women as the brand pulls out the stops in order to provide regional buyers with a comprehensive range of choices. “It has always been our endeavour to be able to give our customers exactly what they need," said Tsuneo Nagai, Managing Director, Casio Middle East. "We are glad to be able to p ......read more

World's largest security, safety, and fire protection trade show gets underway, featuring 1,237 exhibitors from 54 count ...

The focus of the global security and safety industry is firmly on Dubai this week as the 17th edition of Intersec, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection got underway today (Sunday 18th January). Taking place over three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec 2015 was opened by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Larger and more representative than ever before, the three-day event features 1,237 exhibitors from 54 countries, showcasing more than 2,000 brands across 48,000sqm of exhibition space – a 10 per cent increase over the previous edition. With 300 debut exhibitors and the world’s top ten commercial security companies taking part, Intersec 2015 will be the globa ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Intersec 2015

The focus of the global security and safety industry is firmly on Dubai this week as the 17th edition of Intersec, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection got underway today (Sunday 18th January). Taking place over three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec 2015 was opened by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Larger and more representative than ever before, the three-day event features 1,237 exhibitors from 54 countries, showcasing more than 2,000 brands across 48,000sqm of exhibition space – a 10 per cent increase over the previous edition. With 300 debut exhibitors and the world’s top ten commercial security companies taking part, Intersec 2015 will be the globa ......read more

Region to grow at double the global rate as demand is driven by surge in infrastructure development and business activit ...

The Middle East physical security market is expected to value US$10.9 billion by 2020, from its 2014 level of US$3 billion, growing at a phenomenal 23.7 per cent, double the global average rate. By 2020 the Middle East will represent 10 per cent of the global security market. These figures from global analysts Frost & Sullivan, were announced today at a press conference for the 17th edition of Intersec, which takes place next week from 18-20 January 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The press conference was attended by Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, of Intersec’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East; and representatives of the show’s supporting partners, including Lt. Col. Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Preventive Safety Department, Dubai Civil ......read more

Middle East physical security market to be worth US$ 10.9 billion by 2020

The Middle East physical security market is expected to value US$10.9 billion by 2020, from its 2014 level of US$3 billion, growing at a phenomenal 23.7 per cent, double the global average rate. By 2020 the Middle East will represent 10 per cent of the global security market. These figures from global analysts Frost & Sullivan, were announced today at a press conference for the 17th edition of Intersec, which takes place next week from 18-20 January 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The press conference was attended by Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, of Intersec’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East; and representatives of the show’s supporting partners, including Lt. Col. Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Preventive Safety Department, Dubai Civil ......read more

Emirate's governing body to spotlight new sustainability initiative at Light Middle East Conference 2014

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has announced a new sustainability initiative aimed at reducing the Emirate’s energy consumption for outdoor lighting by up to 50 per cent by 2030. The Dubai Outdoor Lighting Programme, part of the governing body’s Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and its Demand Side Management segment, will see the RTA retrofit up to 75 per cent of the Dubai’s existing street lights with LEDs, while at the same time implement a switch-off policy across the Emirate's residential streets. Faisal Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at the DSCE, said projects are already underway across Dubai, adding that the programme eventually envisions a saving of up to 300 Gigawatt hours (Gwh) of energy consumption by 2030. “The D ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announces new Outdoor Lighting Programme, aims to halve energy consumption by 2030

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has announced a new sustainability initiative aimed at reducing the Emirate’s energy consumption for outdoor lighting by up to 50 per cent by 2030. The Dubai Outdoor Lighting Programme, part of the governing body’s Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and its Demand Side Management segment, will see the RTA retrofit up to 75 per cent of the Dubai’s existing street lights with LEDs, while at the same time implement a switch-off policy across the Emirate's residential streets. Faisal Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at the DSCE, said projects are already underway across Dubai, adding that the programme eventually envisions a saving of up to 300 Gigawatt hours (Gwh) of energy consumption by 2030. “The D ......read more

CITIZEN introduces unique models with Eco-Drive Technology.

Citizen introduces unique models with Eco-Drive technology. Unperturbed by passing trends, the fine collection is a modern fashion statement for youthful, authentic-seeking individuals who seek a watch that may transcend their generation. Eco-Drive is a revolutionary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light, relieving the necessity of replacing batteries. Although the usage of solar power generation is common among automobile, housing and other industries today, Citizen had the foresight to start development of a light-driven watch more than 40 years ago, and launched the world's first light-powered analogue quartz watch in 1976. Citizen's inquisitive mind and determination toward the success of Eco- Drive technology have brought about numerous ......read more

Saint Honore looks to double number of Middle East pos over the next five years

Celebrating 130 years of global success of their famed 'Paris Style', SAINT HONORE, renowned creators of trend-setting timepieces, glittering accessories and elegant writing instruments, are looking towards strengthening their presence across the Middle East with a targeted expansion plan that will see the brand double the number of POS in the region from 80 to 150 over the next five years.   Underlining the role and importance of the Middle East luxury market to the brand at an anniversary gala in Dubai's Sofitel Hotel Downtown attended by VIP guests, elite customers, distributors and friends of the brand, Olivier Birault, CEO of SAINT HONORE stated that the Middle East accounted for as much as  35 per cent of the manufacture's total international sales. ......read more

Intersec supported GCC-wide programme designed to heighten awareness of importance of safety design

The increasing need for a sharper focus on safety standards in building design and the booming construction industry in the GCC as a whole was in focus at the Safety Design in Buildings Conference sponsored by Intersec, which was held at the Intercontinental Muscat recently. Turning the focus on vital topics affecting the construction industry in the region the speakers at the conference series discussed: building design, evacuation, fire safety, building codes and the current standards of safety in the regional built-up environment. Organised by Sesam Business Consultants, the conference was sponsored by Intersec - the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection. The conference forms part of a GCC-wide initiative to debate and highlight the current stan ......read more

Dubai-based exhibition organiser's six events welcome nearly 100,000 trade buyers, 5,103 ex-hibitors for the year

Dubai-based exhibition and conference organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt recorded double-digit growth across its event portfolio in 2014, as overseas markets made major contributions to parent company Messe Frankfurt’s record €550 million in global sales for the year. Sales revenue in 2014 for the UAE’s third largest trade fair organiser grew by 22 per cent year-on-year, while exhibitor numbers across its six events in 2014 was 5,103 – 19 per cent up on the previous year. Visitor numbers to Epoc Messe Frankfurt’s Dubai shows also grew significantly; Intersec, Paperworld Middle East, Beautyworld Middle East, Automechanika Dubai, Hardware+Tools Middle East, and Light Middle East, attracted a combined 98,075 visitors from over 130 countries in 2014, 15 per cent ......read more

Epoc Messe Frankfurt records 22 per cent year-on-year sales revenue growth in 2014

Dubai-based exhibition and conference organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt recorded double-digit growth across its event portfolio in 2014, as overseas markets made major contributions to parent company Messe Frankfurt’s record €550 million in global sales for the year. Sales revenue in 2014 for the UAE’s third largest trade fair organiser grew by 22 per cent year-on-year, while exhibitor numbers across its six events in 2014 was 5,103 – 19 per cent up on the previous year. Visitor numbers to Epoc Messe Frankfurt’s Dubai shows also grew significantly; Intersec, Paperworld Middle East, Beautyworld Middle East, Automechanika Dubai, Hardware+Tools Middle East, and Light Middle East, attracted a combined 98,075 visitors from over 130 countries in 2014, 15 per cent ......read more

CITIZEN introduces unique models with Eco-Drive Technology

Citizen introduces unique models with Eco-Drive technology. Unperturbed by passing trends, the fine collection is a modern fashion statement for youthful, authentic-seeking individuals who seek a watch that may transcend their generation. Eco-Drive is a revolutionary technology that powers watches using any natural or artificial light, relieving the necessity of replacing batteries. Although the usage of solar power generation is common among automobile, housing and other industries today, Citizen had the foresight to start development of a light-driven watch more than 40 years ago, and launched the world's first light-powered analogue quartz watch in 1976. Citizen's inquisitive mind and determination toward the success of Eco- Drive technology have brought about numerous ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts sells 1.8 Billion cups of coffee annually*

Quick serve leader today serves 5 million customers daily across 11,000 outlets in 55 countries   Serving up nearly 1.8 billion cups of fresh and iced coffee and 2.1 billion beverages every year, through its outlets located across the globe, Dunkin' Donuts has grown into one of the world's favourite quick serve master franchises. Starting off as a single outlet operation in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts today dishes up a wide range of fresh baked goods and beverages across 11,000 outlets in 55 countries. Much of the brand's acknowledged success has come from its dedication to freshness and quality across all its outlets. Today the chain sells over 30 cups of coffee a second and serves more than 5 million customers worldwide, a testimony to its s ......read more

Ali & Sons - Audi to open new AED 100 million Audi Workshop in Mussafah in 2015

Continuing their strategic expansion plans across Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons Audi are set to begin the construction of their new Audi Workshop and Service Centre in Mussafah, early next year. This follows approval of the project by the Abu Dhabi Municipality. Being developed at a cost of AED 100 million, the exclusive Audi workshop will allow customers across the capital easier access to top class vehicle service facilities as part of Ali & Sons' commitment to the highest standards of service and an enhanced customer experience. In addition to the workshop, the new facility will also house the largest Audi-approved used car showroom in the Middle East, with as many as 60 pre-owned cars on display. The sprawling complex will be equipped with the latest diagnostic testing facili ......read more

Italian Minister of Tourism and Trade to visit the UAE

His Excellency Marino Finozzi, Italian Minister of Tourism and Trade for the Veneto Region will be visiting the UAE on a three day visit commencing 7th December to promote bilateral tourism and trade. During his visit, HE Finozzi will be meeting with senior public sector officials from the UAE’s tourism industry as well as addressing a press conference at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai on 8th December. HE Finozzi will also be meeting leading outbound tour operators from the emirates to emphasize Veneto region’s attractions as a tourist destination. “Venice is a popular tourism destination and an important gateway in northern Italy for commerce. I am certain that many Arab travellers will want to explore the Veneto via Dubai,” HE Finozzi remarked. Unque ......read more

Make Time: Bloomingdale's-Dubai and G-Shock introduce a limited edition watch to mark UAE National Day

Dubai, December 4, 2014 - This December, make time to visit Bloomingdale’s-Dubai and G-SHOCK’s first ever pop-up shop in the Middle East created specially for the launch of their limited edition G-SHOCK watch for UAE National Day.  “We are delighted to be able to partner with Bloomingdale's-Dubai to launch this very special limited edition Casio G-SHOCK, in honor of the 43rd UAE National Day,” says Mr. Tsuneo Nagai, Managing Director of Casio Middle East. “The people of the UAE have played a significant role in the growth and development of the Casio brand as a well-recognized name across the Middle East region over the last four decades. Hence it gives us great pleasure to join the residents of this great nation as they celebrate 43 glorious years ......read more

CITIZEN Races Against Time in First Ever Global Brand Campaign: CHASING HORIZONS

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd embarks on a race against time in CHASING HORIZONS, the 84year-old watchmaker’s first-ever global campaign. Citizen announced its 2014 flagship model Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE F100 with the latest satellite-synchronized technology at Baselworld 2014. No matter where you are on earth, it adjusts to the current time zone and receives time signal from a navigation satellites in just three seconds *. Demonstrating the watch’s unique ability Citizen undertook an ambitious experiment to “race against time”, to chase the horizon, an endeavor to live in the same hour for as long as humanly possible. Created jointly by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo and Amsterdam, Citizen’s first global campaign challenged photographer Simon Roberts and ex-NATO pilot ......read more

Gulf region's US$3.9 billion leather trade creates new industry platform in Dubai

Leatherworld Middle East brings new opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers as UAE leather imports and exports value US$2 billion in 2013 Dubai, UAE: The Gulf region’s love of luxury goods and its thriving leather trade will be underlined by a new event in Dubai, paving the way for leather manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers to capitalise on growing opportunities in one of the world’s most business-friendly environments. The launch of the three-day Leatherworld Middle East exhibition, announced today, comes as the billion dollar trade of leather goods and accessories in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) reflects a new landscape of rising opportunity in the global leather industry. According to Euromonitor International, the value of leather imports and exports acr ......read more

Future Zone to shine spotlight on world-leading technologies and concepts shaping the future of regional lighting indust ...

The UAE’s move to ban the sale of inefficient light bulbs by the end of 2014 has led to a big increase of global manufacturers lining up to showcase their most innovative lighting solutions at the Middle East’s top exhibition for lighting design and technology. Over 25 companies from Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East will showcase eco-friendly lighting systems at Light Middle East’s Future Zone – more than twice as many as compared to the zone’s successful debut in 2013. The Future Zone is a dedicated feature that spotlights the world’s leading trends, technologies and concepts shaping the future of the lighting industry. Light Middle East takes place from 3-5 November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. In ......read more

New device to provide range of benefits for educators and students

Casio Middle East FZE, announces the GCC launch of their innovative LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector – the XJ-UT310WN. The world’s brightest available LampFree projector with an ultra-short throw range, the XJ-UT310WN offers a wide range of benefits and flexibility for educators and students across the region. The new projector offers WXGA resolution and required connectivity plus a suite of application tools which easily integrate the advantages of today’s mobile technology into the classroom. Ideal for classroom use, the projector uses a mirror system which allows up to a 5.11-inch throw distance for a 60-inch image and eliminates background reflections and distractions caused by light from the projector’s lamp shining in the viewer’s eyes. This ......read more

Leading International Coffee and baked goods chain operates 74 outlets across the UAE

In just over a decade since opening doors for the first time in the UAE, Dunkin’ Donuts has rapidly risen to become the firm first choice for lovers of quality baked goods and coffee across the country. Well connected with the multi-cultural client base that makes up the UAE, the brand maintains an active presence on social media, with their Facebook page reflecting their popularity in the region with 11 million plus likes. From their small beginnings, today there are 74 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets spanning the length and breadth of the country, another testament to their increasing popularity. The wide range of baked goods and beverages available at Dunkin’ Donuts outlets across the country has proved extremely popular and are well suited to the varied needs of the cliente ......read more

Casio launches world's brightest LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector

Casio Middle East FZE, announces the GCC launch of their innovative LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector – the XJ-UT310WN. The world’s brightest available LampFree projector with an ultra-short throw range, the XJ-UT310WN offers a wide range of benefits and flexibility for educators and students across the region. The new projector offers WXGA resolution and required connectivity plus a suite of application tools which easily integrate the advantages of today’s mobile technology into the classroom. Ideal for classroom use, the projector uses a mirror system which allows up to a 5.11-inch throw distance for a 60-inch image and eliminates background reflections and distractions caused by light from the projector’s lamp shining in the viewer’s eyes. Thi ......read more

Over 11 Million Facebook Likes Underline Widespread Acclaim for Dunkin' Donuts Across Region

In just over a decade since opening doors for the first time in the UAE, Dunkin’ Donuts has rapidly risen to become the firm first choice for lovers of quality baked goods and coffee across the country. Well connected with the multi-cultural client base that makes up the UAE, the brand maintains an active presence on social media, with their Facebook page reflecting their popularity in the region with 11 million plus likes. From their small beginnings, today there are 74 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets spanning the length and breadth of the country, another testament to their increasing popularity. The wide range of baked goods and beverages available at Dunkin’ Donuts outlets across the country has proved extremely popular and are well suited to the varied needs of the clien ......read more

CITIZEN and USTA to extend comprehensive long-term partnership with the US open

Citizen announces that it has come to an agreement with The United States Tennis Association (USTA) to extend its long-standing partnership.  The new deal, set to commence in 2015, will provide Citizen with expanded brand visibility throughout the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) grounds and an enhanced presence on US Open digital platforms, while continuing their position as the Exclusive Timekeeper for the tournament.  Citizen will also become the Official Timekeeper of the Emirates Airline US Open Series and will have a presence at all U.S.-based Series’ tournaments. In addition to Citizen’s presence within the US Open and Emirates Airline US Open Series, the brand will be integrated into the USTA’s future “Home of American Tennis&r ......read more

Opéra “Piano Edition”- Sheer Beauty From SAINT HONORE

~~The Opéra "Piano Edition", one of SAINT HONORE’s best sellers, gets a whole new look. The Opéra “Piano Edition” is a unique concept launched in 2012 by SAINT HONORE to celebrate femininity: an exceptional box set containing an Opéra watch with a distinctive dial, accompanied by seven straps that can be changed at will. This special series takes its name - "Piano Edition" – from the world of music and the seven musical notes. And like the rest of the Opéra range, its artfully bevelled dial evokes... an opera stage.   Available in two sizes, 33 and 37 mm, the perfectly round case marries softness and femininity, and is enhanced by the finely worked white mother-of-pearl dial set with six diamonds that dazzle ......read more



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