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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

Roger Dubuis at Watches & Wonders 2014: A fresh chance to shine on a glittering Asian stage

Manufacture Roger Dubuis is delighted and proud to be taking part in the second edition of Asia’s finest Haute Horlogerie Exhibition to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 30th to October 2nd 2014. Last year was a real success and the Maison is confident that this year will prove even more appealing to visitors, with the presentation of an innovative Hommage concept entirely adapted to the configuration of the new Roger Dubuis booth, along with a sparkling array of glamorous Velvet – Haute Joaillerie creations. Clearly looking forward to Watches&Wonders 2014, CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué enthused: “We have many natural afinities with Asia and our clients in the region are extremely discerning and demanding when it comes to the ......read more

Casio announces launch of new ocean concept G-SHOCK that can predict weather changes

Casio Middle East announced the Middle East launch of their new shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch. Equipped with Triple Sensors for measuring direction, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature, the Gulfmaster GWN-1000 is an ocean concept model inspired by the image of a strong man against rough seas. The new G-SHOCK Gulfmaster boasts features useful for ocean activities - an atmospheric pressure sensor that can help predict changes in the weather, compass bearing to check the direction to a destination, and a tide graph that indicates the tide level. Along with digital display of current atmospheric pressure values, the second hand also indicates the change in pressure compared to the previously measured value. The hand points to a number engraved on the bezel, while the angle of ......read more

CITIZEN to launch its first global brand statement: BETTER STARTS NOW

In 1930 we named our company CITIZEN, a dedication to the new generation of Japan. A generation that wanted to change things for the better. A generation that believed that now was the time to do it.  A lot of time has passed since then but we still see the world as a work in progress, a place to be improved, and that every ‘now’ can set us on the path to something special. With this in mind, and after eighty four years of believing in the power of unending improvement, we proudly announce our first global brand statement: BETTER STARTS NOW Created in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy, Better Starts Now is the simple belief that, no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better – and now is the time to start doing it. We ......read more

Casio Middle East launches Edifice timepieces in the GCC

Casio Middle East FZE announced the debut of two new EDIFICE timepieces, the ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V in stores across the GCC. The EDIFICE duo adds the indispensable combination of bold fashion and functionality into any man's daily life. Engineered with Twin Sensor technology, an auto neon illuminator, and 100-meter water resistance, Casio's ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V provide consumers with both function and fashion. “Casio has delivered stylish yet highly functional timepieces that consumers can take from the office to the outdoors for decades," said Tsuneo Nagai, Managing Director of Casio Middle East. "The latest additions to the EDIFICE collection possess a number of advanced technological features, while still incorporating a sense of style fit for ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Yacht & Diver: Spirit of glamour

Perrelet celebrates the beauty of the sea and the desire for discovery with two timepieces featuring high technical performance and unique design: Turbine Yacht and Turbine Diver. Perrelet presents the Turbine Yacht collection, a new watch line that will prove an excellent seagoing companion, combining Perrelet’s famous Turbine with a function stemming from the maritime world: the windrose. The Turbine Yacht, an evolved version of the Turbine Diver model, combines within a single watch the aesthetic and ornamental design codes of the most prestigious ships. The 47 mm-diameter steel case of the Turbine Yacht, water-resistant to 300 meters, comes in several colors thanks to a black or bronze-toned PVD coating. The dial is enlivened by a titanium turbine featuring 11 blades remini ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Presents A Special Limited Series Dedicated To The Ambrì Piotta Hockey Club

Eberhard & Co., the historical brand of Swiss watch making, after having renewed sponsorship of the Ambrì Piotta Hockey Club for the 2014/2015 season, one of the most loved Swiss hockey teams, presents a special limited series of its Traversetolo "time-only" model dedicated to the Club: 77 specimens, as many as the HCAP years – founded in 1937 - ready to “personalise" the wrists of sportspeople and supporters. Refined and with an essential look, Traversetolo has a case of large proportions (ø 43 mm) coupled with a mechanical hand-wound movement inspired by a mechanism of the ‘50s and perfected over time. The white dial with black Arabic numerals, luminous points and a small seconds counter at the 6 o’clock position, is personalise ......read more

CITIZEN Eco-Drive Aqualand – a superior diver's watch

CITIZEN announced the launch of the new Eco-Drive*1 AQUALAND models the Middle East, the latest in the renowned PROMASTER MARINE line of dive watches. CITIZEN’s world-renowned PROMASTER brand has long enjoyed the highest regard among dive professionals around the world for its supreme durability and superior functionality. These new PROMASETER diver’s watches offer unmatched toughness and visibility as well as an electronic depth meter that can gauge water depths up to 70 metres. CITIZEN launched AQUALAND (later renamed “PROMASTER AQUALAND”), the world’s first dive watch to incorporate an electronic depth meter in 1985. For more than 30 years, CITIZEN has continued to build on this achievement, developing various dive watches that incorporate sensor technol ......read more

Worldcode GMT Taking On The Challenge Of Time

WORLDCODE is the sporty chic watch in the SAINT HONORE collection. Following the success of its Diving and Chronograph Ceramic versions, the WORLDCODE now comes in a GMT model. GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, is a complication that is particularly valued by travellers as it allows them to read off the time in more than one time zone: three in the case of the WORLDCODE GMT, including two simultaneously. While the traditional hands (hours and minutes) give the main time, the addition of an extra hours hand means the time can be read simultaneously in a second time zone on a 24-hour scale engraved on the bezel. Thanks to this bezel and its rotating feature, it is also possible to read the time in a third time zone. This new WORLDCODE GMT has been slightly modified compa ......read more

UAE, Saudi Arabia Shine Bright In Resurgent US$ 2.5 Billion GCC Lighting Market

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are at the forefront of a resurgent GCC lighting sector, with both countries accounting for 70 per cent of the US$2.5 billion regional market value in 2013, according to global consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. Fuelled by increased demand from the fully revived construction sector, the Gulf lighting fixtures market is expected to grow between 8-10 per cent annually between 2014-2018, creating major opportunities for global manufacturers and designers to capitalise on renewed investment across the region. More than 250 top players will look to tap into the lucrative market at Light Middle East 2014, the region’s premier trade event for lighting design and technology, taking place from 3-5 November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition ......read more

Casio Middle East Opens 125th POS In The UAE

Casio Middle East FZE, announced the opening of their 125th POS and their third G-Factory store at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall recently. The inauguration of the new store is a part of Casio’s strategic retail expansion plan for the region which currently includes scheduled openings of 25 more points of sale by the end of 2014. The G-Factory store at Ibn Battuta Mall will showcase a wide variety of the brand’s innovative watches, including the G-SHOCK and Baby G lines, for the benefit of patrons in the UAE. 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, innovative inventiveness and a sense of style. “Casio Middle East is extremely pleased to be able ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Yacht & Diver

Perrelet celebrates the beauty of the sea and the desire for discovery with two timepieces featuring high technical performance and unique design: Turbine Yacht and Turbine Diver. Perrelet presents the Turbine Yacht collection, a new watch line that will prove an excellent seagoing companion, combining Perrelet’s famous Turbine with a function stemming from the maritime world: the windrose. The Turbine Yacht, an evolved version of the Turbine Diver model, combines within a single watch the aesthetic and ornamental design codes of the most prestigious ships. The 47 mm-diameter steel case of the Turbine Yacht, water-resistant to 300 meters, comes in several colors thanks to a black or bronze-toned PVD coating. The dial is enlivened by a titanium turbine featuring 11 blades remini ......read more

Casio Combines Elegant Luxury With Legendary Toughness In The New MTGS Line Of Watches

Casio Middle East FZE presents the elegant yet tough MTGS 1000D1A - the Metal Twisted G-SHOCK, a chronograph that combines both the elegant lines of a luxury timepiece with the renowned toughness of the G-SHOCK line. The MTGS line represents the ultimate refinement of Casio’s acclaimed G-SHOCK line, which will now be available across the brand’s points of sale in the GCC. The Metal Twisted G-Shock is designed to cater to the tastes of the adventure enthusiast, who desires refinement combined with the hardy ruggedness of the G-SHOCK line. The MT-G collection uses the highest standards of engineering and rigorous testing at its design centre in Japan to ensure that every piece remains true to the original G-SHOCK concept, whilst a combination of the finest materials and opulen ......read more

Celebrate Eid With Special Offerings From Roger Dubuis

In keeping with the joyous spirit of the season, Roger Dubuis would like to join their clients in the Middle East as they celebrate Eid, a season for sharing and caring, of spending family time and gifting to celebrate togetherness. To mark this special occasion, Roger Dubuis would like to present two outstanding timepieces that typify the best qualities of the brand, the Velvet Joaillerie Automatic for her and the Excalibur 42 Chronograph for him, ideal as a gift for that special person at this special time. The spirit of the Geneva-based watchmaker shines through each detail of Velvet Joaillerie Automatic, right from the blackened numerals and appliques to the trompe l’oeil part-circle, part-barrel shaped case. The attachments, set with diamonds, merge into the case and exten ......read more

Epoc Messe Frankfurt On Track For Another Record Year

Leading trade fair and conference organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is on course for another standout year, riding on the record-breaking double digit growth of its events over the first six months of 2014. The company’s exhibitions for the first half of the year, including Intersec, Paperworld and Playworld Middle East, Beautyworld Middle East, Automechanika Dubai and Hardware+Tools Middle East featured a combined 4,763 exhibitors – an average 18.5% growth year-on-year.  The six events also together attracted 91,709 trade visitors from across the world, an average growth of 13.5% year-on-year. With sales revenue growing at a Combined Annual Growth Rate of 17% over the last five years, the continued success of Epoc Messe Frankfurt’s shows underlines its growing st ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Offers Delicious Coffee Coolatta Drink

Dunkin' Donuts, the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain offers the delicious Coffee Coolatta drink - for consumers in the UAE. “Our Special Iced coffee Coolatta drink offers a delicious special alternative for coffee lovers,” said David Rodgers, Dunkin' Donuts General Manager. “The unique beverage adds to our variety of quality beverages served throughout the 74 outlets all across the UAE.” "For over a decade now, Dunkin' Donuts has been a dominant brand in the region, with exceptional brand loyalty in the UAE, however it is important for us to constantly innovate and offer special products to consumers,” remarked Mr. Rodgers. Dunkin Donuts, the world’s largest chain for high quality coffee and baked goods, is a f ......read more

Perrelet Presents Classic Double Rotor Collection

Through its fascinatingly creative 2014 models, the Classic Double Rotor collection by Perrelet provides a new interpretation of its unique charm. Its exclusive technical nature is highlighted through an original chromatic approach. Perrelet offers a collection exuding a traditional appeal, within which the brand’s inventiveness mingles with the originality and singularity of a double-rotor movement – a patented invention from the House embodying the brand’s very quintessence. The Double Rotor enables its user to admire at all times the delicate oscillating movement that recharges the movement and enhances automatic winding. Perrelet’s Classic Double Rotor collection presents two unusual timepieces of which each and every detail proclaims the brand’s exp ......read more

Casio Prayer Compass Eyes Middle East Market

Casio, makers of innovative timepieces powered by cutting-edge technology, presents the Prayer Compass range of digital-analog watches that are designed specifically to meet the needs of the Islamic traveler. Each of these sleek digital-analogue watches features a built-in Prayer Compass feature and other functions that aid Muslim travellers to meet their prayer requirements throughout the day. The watch can indicate the direction of Qibla at the touch of a button, from wherever in the world the wearer is located. The Casio Prayer Compass also allows the wearer to accurately calculate the five prayer times during the day, through its digital display and the second hand. The watch is also capable of calculating the correct prayer times for other dates and locations as required. &ld ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Begins Work On German Pavilion At Expo Milano 2015

Messe Frankfurt has begun work on the construction of the German Pavilion for the upcoming Expo Milano 2015, following a ground breaking ceremony at the Expo grounds recently. The first of the pavilions to begin work at the World Expo site, the German Pavilion is expected to be one of the largest at the global showpiece event and is being constructed by an Italian-German team from Messe Frankfurt GmbH, who have been appointed as organisers by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs. Speaking at the ground breaking Dietmar Schmitz, Commissioner General for Trade Fair Policies and EXPO Participation at the BMWi said: “It is a great pleasure for me to make the first cut of the spade on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. As of today the German Pavilion will take sh ......read more

Eberhard & Co. presents latest collections at JCK-Las Vegas

The 2014 collection of the Swiss Maison, just back from an amazingly successful presentation at the US - Las Vegas event’s visitors, It was displayed for the first time. First of all the new Contograf chronograph, a re-edition of the homonymous creation from the 1960s. Most of the original features have been maintained in the new 2014 edition but there are as well many innovative details: the new ceramic bezel with unidirectional rotation, the deployment clasp Déclic (Patented) and the new Chassis® steel bracelet. The screwed-in caseback is personalized with the inscription “Tribute to Contograf – 1960s”, expression of a journey through time interpreting the 1960s in a contemporary way. The visitors discovered the new dial versions of the iconic Chrono ......read more

DUNKIN' DONUTS unveils special Ramadan treats

Leading coffee and baked goods chain, Dunkin’ Donuts are serving up specially designed star and crescent-shaped donuts, to mark the holy month of Ramadan. These special donuts are available across all Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the UAE. “The holy month of Ramadan is a special time for all of us here in the Middle East. With our long history of being associated with the region, we are rolling out our special donut line to mark this blessed month as well as a gesture of esteem to all our customers in the region,” said David Rodgers, General Manager, Dunkin’ Donuts Middle East. Dunkin’ Donuts, the world’s largest chain for high quality coffee and baked goods, has established itself as a favourite among the discerning clientele in the UAE with a dec ......read more

With 28,632 Trade Buyers From Around The World, Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Registers 11 % Growth In Visitor Numbers

Dubai, UAE: The recently concluded Beautyworld Middle East event has set new records in visitor numbers and exhibitor participation, further reinforcing its status as the single most important international trade show for the regional beauty industry. Over three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 19th edition of Beautyworld Middle East welcomed 28,632 trade buyers from more than 120 countries, an 11 per cent increase over that of the previous edition. The increasing global appeal of the leading trade and networking event is reflected in its share of international visitors, which was 45 per cent in 2014, up from 42 per cent in 2013. Beautyworld Middle East 2014 featured a veritable smorgasbord of the latest products and innovations from 1,354 exhi ......read more

CITIZEN unveils latest Eco-Drive Aqualand range of Diver's Watches

CITIZEN is proud to unveil the new Eco-Drive*1 AQUALAND models, the latest in the renowned PROMASTER MARINE line of dive watches. CITIZEN’s world-renowned PROMASTER brand has long enjoyed the highest regard among dive professionals around the world for its supreme durability and superior functionality. These new PROMASETER diver’s watches offer unmatched toughness and visibility as well as an electronic depth meter that can gauge water depths up to 70 metres. CITIZEN launched AQUALAND (later renamed “PROMASTER AQUALAND”), the world’s first dive watch to incorporate an electronic depth meter in 1985. For more than 30 years, CITIZEN has continued to build on this achievement, developing various dive watches that incorporate sensor technologies for professiona ......read more

CORUM Appoints Japanese Subsidiary To Boost Brand Image

In a move designed to build the long-term presence of the Corum watch brand in Japan, Montres CORUM (La Chaux-de-Fonds – Switzerland,) announced the opening of its Japanese subsidiary, Based out of Tokyo’s fashionable Roppongi district, Corum Japan will be headed by Michio Watanabe - a seasoned watch industry professional in the Japanese market – and his team. With this appointment, Montres Corum has reiterated its commitment to a traditionally important market and the brand’s determination to strengthen its foothold as one of the preferred watch brands in the minds of Japanese watch loversd. With more than 20 years experience in developing the business of several high-end brands in Japan, Michio Watanabe brings with him a comprehensive view and authentic expe ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Serves Up Special Donut Line

Leading coffee and baked goods chain, Dunkin’ Donuts are serving up specially designed star and crescent-shaped donuts, to mark the holy month of Ramadan. These special donuts will be available across all Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the UAE. “The holy month of Ramadan is a special time for all of us here in the Middle East. With our long history of being associated with the region, we are rolling out our special donut line to mark this blessed month as well as a gesture of esteem to all our customers in the region,” said David Rodgers, General Manager, Dunkin’ Donuts Middle East. Dunkin’ Donuts, the world’s largest chain for high quality coffee and baked goods, has established itself as a favourite among the discerning clientele in the UAE with ......read more

CITIZEN wins multiple awards on debut at Milan Design Week

CITIZEN made a successful debut at the Milan Design Week recently, coming away with two awards at their first appearance at the prestigious international design festival. Participating in this international celebration of design to spread their message about the evolving future in watch design, CITIZEN won prizes in two categories at the exposition's official competition, the Milan Design Award Competition. Citizen was adjudged winner in the "Best Entertaining" and "Best Sound” categories. It was the first time in the Award’s history, that one company has won two categories simultaneously. The theme of the installation CITIZEN revealed at the venue, the Triennale di Milano, was "Light Is Time."  A magical space was created by employing aroun ......read more

Intersec Supports Gcc-Wide Programme Designed To Heighten Awareness Of Importance Of Safety Design

The importance of Safety in building design across is coming into sharp focus across the GCC, which is currently in the midst of a building boom. The Safety Design in Buildings Conference held at the Intercontinental hotel in Manama, Bahrain recently, focused on vital topics affecting the construction industry in the region including: 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 is 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 standards of safety and security in buildings in the region as well as to promot ......read more

Artcode From Saint Honore –Spirit Of Glamour

This year at Baselworld, the World Watch and Jewellery Show, SAINT HONORE is proud to unveil its magnificent new men’s watch, the ARTCODE. The perfect combination of a classic spirit and a sporty allure, this piece is designed for the stylish, casual, modern man. The ARTCODE owes its particularly seductive brand of relaxed chic to its harmonious architecture and clean lines, as well as its construction that marries polished steel and brushed steel in a pink PVD finish. This is demonstrated by its sleek two-tone link bracelet that sits perfectly on the wrist, and its case topped with a bezel featuring six visible screws, which add a bold contemporary look and a touch of masculinity. Brushed on the top and polished around the side, the bezel is mounted on a 42 mm case bearing cur ......read more

Casio Middle East Announces Launch Of Arabic Website

Casio Middle East FZE, is pleased to announce the launch of their Arabic language website http://www.casio-intl.com/mea/ar/ designed specifically to enable the company to better interact with and serve their regional customer base. With striking visuals and contemporary styling, the site is fast and easy to navigate, presenting a comprehensive snapshot of Casio’s wide range of products and services at a glance. Crisp visuals, bright banners and precise content informs the customer about the latest product lines, upcoming launches, where to find Casio products as well as a channel for feedback. It also provides information about the company’s support services and corporate history. “We are excited about the launch of our new Arabic site because it underlines our comm ......read more

Worldcode Gmt Taking On The Challenge Of Time

WORLDCODE is the sporty chic watch in the SAINT HONORE collection. Following the success of its Diving and Chronograph Ceramic versions, the WORLDCODE now comes in a GMT model. GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, is a complication that is particularly valued by travellers as it allows them to read off the time in more than one time zone: three in the case of the WORLDCODE GMT, including two simultaneously. While the traditional hands (hours and minutes) give the main time, the addition of an extra hours hand means the time can be read simultaneously in a second time zone on a 24-hour scale engraved on the bezel. Thanks to this bezel and its rotating feature, it is also possible to read the time in a third time zone. This new WORLDCODE GMT has been slightly modified compa ......read more

Building Safety Standards In Focus At Safety Design In Buildings Conference In Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain: The importance of Safety in building design across is coming into sharp focus across the GCC, which is currently in the midst of a building boom. The upcoming Safety Design in Buildings Conference being held at the Intercontinental hotel in Manama, Bahrain on June 19th, will turn the focus on vital topics affecting the construction industry in the region including: 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 is 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 standards of safety and security ......read more

Casio Welcomes The Holy Month With Prayer Compass Watch

Casio, makers of innovative timepieces powered by cutting-edge technology, presents the Prayer Compass range of digital-analog watches that are designed specifically to meet the needs of the Islamic traveler. Each of these sleek digital-analogue watches features a built-in Prayer Compass feature and other functions that aid Muslim travellers to meet their prayer requirements throughout the day. The watch can indicate the direction of Qibla at the touch of a button, from wherever in the world the wearer is located. The Casio Prayer Compass also allows the wearer to accurately calculate the five prayer times during the day, through its digital display and the second hand. The watch is also capable of calculating the correct prayer times for other dates and locations as required. &ld ......read more

Building Safety Standards In Focus At Safety Design In Buildings Conference In Qatar

Doha, Qatar: The importance of Safety in building design across is coming into sharp focus across the GCC, which is currently in the midst of a building boom.  The upcoming Safety Design in Buildings Conference being held at the Renaissance Doha City Centre hotel in the Qatari capital on June 17th, will turn the focus on vital topics affecting the construction industry in the region including: 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 is 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 standards of sa ......read more

Roger Dubuis Lights Up The World's Wrists

Colour transforms, conveys and deines a blend of personality, preferences and attitudes. Red for strength, health and vitality; yellow for happiness and imagination; beige for earthy chic; blue for serenity and caring; or simply an explosion of the rich purply pink Radiant Orchid Pantone Colour of the Year 2014… The potential interpretations of this up-to-the-minute theme are as ininitely varied as the countless facets of fashion. As endless as the ever-spinning circle of time expressed by the Manufacture Roger Dubuis through a sizzling on-trend range of straps, dials and gems designed to suit every occasion. From the coldest nights of winter to the hottest summer days, Roger Dubuis is right up there with this year’s best looks and colour trends, from soft and subt ......read more

Eberhard & Co. will present its latest collections at JCK-Las Vegas

Eberhard & Co. will present its latest collections at JCK-Las Vegas, in a US preview of the novelties launched at the recent Baselworld exhibition. The 2014 collection of the Swiss Maison, just back from an amazingly successful presentation at Baselworld, will be displayed for the first time in the US for the Las Vegas event’s visitors. First of all the new Contograf chronograph, a re-edition of the homonymous creation from the 1960s. Most of the original features have been maintained in the new 2014 edition but there are as well many innovative details: the new ceramic bezel with unidirectional rotation, the deployment clasp Déclic (Patented) and the new Chassis® steel bracelet. The screwed-in caseback is personalized with the inscription “Tribute to Contogra ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Chrono- The Strength Of Style

For the first time since its launch in 2009, Perrelet’s iconic Turbine collection welcomes a horological complication; a chronograph, offering a further demonstration of the brand’s technical expertise. Incorporating a chronograph into a Turbine watch represented a challenge to which Perrelet has risen with impressive ingenuity. The additional function is clearly displayed on the dial of the Turbine Chrono automatic model without detracting from the singular identity of the collection. Perrelet has successfully given rise to this original creation featuring a series of cleverly superimposed effects. The chronograph measurements are provided by a central seconds chronograph hand and a particularly innovative 60-minute counter. The former runs over a large inner bezel surro ......read more

Casio Presents The Prayer Compass Digital-Analogue Range Designed For The Needs Of The Islamic Traveler

Casio, makers of innovative timepieces powered by cutting-edge technology, presents the Prayer Compass range of digital-analog watches that are designed specifically to meet the needs of the Islamic traveler. Each of these sleek digital-analogue watches features a built-in Prayer Compass feature Casio, makers of innovative timepieces powered by cutting-edge technology, presents the Prayer Compass range of digital-analog watches that are designed specifically to meet the needs of the Islamic traveler. and other functions that aid Muslim travellers to meet their prayer requirements throughout the day. The watch can indicate the direction of Qibla at the touch of a button, from wherever in the world the wearer is located. The Casio Prayer Compass also allows the wearer to accurately ......read more

Discover The New Artcode, The Art Of Seducing Men

This year at Baselworld, the World Watch and Jewellery Show, SAINT HONORE is proud to unveil its magnificent new men’s watch, the ARTCODE. The perfect combination of a classic spirit and a sporty allure, this piece is designed for the stylish, casual, modern man. The ARTCODE owes its particularly seductive brand of relaxed chic to its harmonious architecture and clean lines, as well as its construction that marries polished steel and brushed steel in a pink PVD finish. This is demonstrated by its sleek two-tone link bracelet that sits perfectly on the wrist, and its case topped with a bezel featuring six visible screws, which add a bold contemporary look and a touch of masculinity. Brushed on the top and polished around the side, the bezel is mounted on a 42 mm case bearing cur ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East Presents Perfect Platform For Introduction Of Global Brand's Lesser Known Product Range

Dubai, UAE: Goodyear, one of the world’s most famous brands, has launched its range of power tools, hand tools, car accessories, and LED lights in the Middle East. More widely known globally as a premier tyre manufacturer, the American corporation has teamed up with the UAE-based SE International, which will be its exclusive distributor throughout the region. The move was announced this week at the Hardware+Tools Middle East exhibition, which concludes today (5 June) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Rajan Sippy, Managing Director of SE International, said that the time is right for the world-class brand to enter the market, which is now witnessing a resurgence in construction and infrastructure development. “There is certainly more demand ......read more

Record Edition Of Automechanika Dubai Signs Off On High Note

The curtains came down on the 12th edition of Automechanika Dubai, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday, (Thursday, June 5th), with exhibitors, trade visitors and the organiser, all expressing positive sentiments at the outcome. The three days of the Middle East’s largest trade and business networking gathering of the automotive aftermarket, saw a larger than expected turnout of trade buyers from across the region. Exhibitors were upbeat about the large number of trade enquiries and business leads generated, as international players pulled out the stops to interest visitors in their latest innovative product lines. There were brands making their debut appearance in the region, country pavilions packed with a cornucopia of wares vying for attenti ......read more

African Auto Parts Market For Passenger Vehicles Valued At US$ 7.68 Billion In 2013, Ex-pected To Double In Size By 2020 ...

The African auto parts market for passenger vehicles is emerging as one of the UAE’s most important re-export markets, growing more than 11 per cent year-on-year, and estimated to be worth US$7.68 billion* in 2013, an expert has said today. Subhash Joshi, Industry Manager for Automotive Practice at Frost & Sullivan, said that on the back of double-digit growth of demand in key Sub-Saharan countries, the value of the Africa’s auto parts market is likely to double by 2020. “Countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, have witnessed double digit growth in demand of parts in the past five years,” said Joshi, who was speaking about the key trends impacting the future growth the African automotive industry at the Automechanika Academy, a two-day summit runn ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Unveils Special Treat To Celebrate World Donut Day

Leading coffee and baked goods giant, Dunkin’ Donuts, will be treating their customers across the world with a free donut for every beverage ordered, to celebrate World Donut Day on June 6. In recognition of the joy and happiness donuts bring to people around the world, guests at participating Dunkin’ Donuts outlets will be offered a free donut of their choice with every beverage purchased. This sweet treat will be available to Dunkin’ Donuts guests in 33 different countries across the globe including the UAE as part of the brand’s worldwide celebration of Donut Day. Dunkin' Donuts has been a leading provider of donuts for more than 60 years, selling approximately 2.4 billion donuts and munchkins worldwide last year. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants around ......read more

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer Opens Hardware+Tools Middle East

Dubai, UAE: Hardware+Tools Middle East, the region’s foremost trade and networking exhibition for hardware, tools, materials and machinery, got under way today, (Tuesday, June 3rd), at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Opened by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the three-day event features 224 exhibitors with eyes firmly focused on a regional construction that is well and truly on the rebound. As a region studded with fast-growing economies undertaking some head-turning infrastructure and development projects, as well as making huge strides in the creation of commercial and civilian facilities, the Middle East is figuring increasingly on the radars of leading internationa ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2014 Opens 19 Per Cent Larger Than Previous Year

Dubai, UAE: A total of 1,695 exhibitors from 59 countries shared centre-stage as the 12th edition of Automechanika Dubai 2014 opened today (Tuesday 3 June), 19 per cent larger than the previous year. Running for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Middle East’s largest automotive aftermarket event was opened by H.E. Matar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. The strong growth of the premier showcase for auto parts and services comes as Dubai Customs released figures showing that Dubai‘s auto parts trade was valued at US$10.9 billion in in 2013, an increase of eight per cent over 2012. Global analysts Frost & Sullivan also estimate that the GCC’s consumption of a ......read more

Roger Dubuis joins hands with Emirates Airline in the “Time for Change” initiative to improve children's lives

Roger Dubuis, a leader in Fine Watchmaking and pioneer of contemporary skeleton calibres, and the Emirates Airline Foundation, are coming together in a charity initiative aimed at bringing joy and enhancing the lives of children around the world.  The ‘Time for Change’ initiative will raise funds for the Emirates Airline Foundation through a silent auction of a unique piece: the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon. The timepiece, designed exclusively for the partnership, is Roger Dubuis’ most iconic creation, a true collector’s item! All the proceeds of the auction will go towards the Emirates Airline Foundation’s many programs dedicated to bettering the lives of children all over the world. The ‘Time for Change’ auction will run ......read more

Automechanika Academy To Spotlight Key Aftermarket Issues As Automechanika Dubai 2014 Gets Underway

Dubai, UAE: A thriving re-export trade in used cars is contributing to the shortage of quality used cars in the Middle East, according to Bill Carter, Head of Research and Valuation at Autodata Middle East. Carter will be one of the high-powered line-up of expert speakers at the Automechanika Academy, one of the highlights of Automechanika Dubai 2014, which opens tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd June) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. He estimates that as much as 30 to 50 per cent of the used cars in the market are being exported each year, leading to a reduction in the number of quality used cars available for trade in the local market. “Other problems affecting the industry include the lack of appropriately trained sales staff and enough effectively valued ......read more

Automechanika Dubai To Feature World Launch Of Fuel Safety Device That Prevents Theft, Siphoning, Skimming And Spillage

Dubai, UAE: The world launch of a fuel safety device that prevents skimming, spillage and siphoning will be at the forefront of new innovations introduced at the Middle East’s premier trade event for the automotive aftermarket next week. The all-new TankSafe ‘Impregnable HF’ Fuel Security Device, will be revealed for the first time at Automechanika Dubai, taking place from 3-5 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Developed by the award winning UK company TISS, the new device potentially saves commercial vehicle fleet managers thousands of dollars on monthly expenses, and is the latest in a line of 60 TankSafe models bought to the automotive aftermarket by TISS. The Blackpool-based manufacturer of fuel security devices chose Automechan ......read more

Roger Dubuis presents the Velvet – a stunning statement of style and craftsmanship - designed for the diva in every woma ...

Designed for the diva in every woman, Roger Dubuis, Swiss manufacturer of luxury timepieces, presents the fabulous Velvet Collection, a triumph of elegant style and stunning craftsmanship. The collection is available at the brand’s exclusive boutiques in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Superbly encapsulating the vivaciousness of the Diva, the Velvet collection exudes both elegance and style in its design lines while at the same time sporting a heart powered by outstanding craftsmanship that signifies the best of the Roger Dubuis brand. Its models include strong, distinguished creations that define the attributes of an alternative femininity and breathe a new energy into watchmaking. The Velvet collection is a tribute to feminine charm, an expression of discreet yet genuine luxury enhanced ......read more

Gennaro Gattuso wears Eberhard & co.

Italian World Cup-winning midfield maestro, Gennaro Gattuso, Brand Ambassador for Eberhard & Co., Swiss manufacturer of fine watches, wears The Extra-fort timepiece. The Extra-fort presented to Rino Gattuso is the celebrative model of the brand’s 125th anniversary and it is realized in a limited series - 500 pieces for the steel version and 125 for the more precious gold version – The champion wears the number 8 of the gold version, the same magical number of his jersey. Extra-fort Roue à Colonnes Grande Date 125ème is a chronograph with a special technical value that lies in the column wheel controlling the chronographic functions of the automatic mechanism, a perfect match to its aesthetic refinement. Characterised by elegant and shapely lines, the 41 ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Extra-fort Ardisco Non Ordisco- Blend of perfection

The watch-making company Eberhard & Co. pays tribute to one of the greatest interpreters of nineteenth-century Italian literature, admired throughout the world: Gabriele D’Annunzio. The 150th anniversary of the author’s birth has been celebrated with events dedicated to the poet’s literary production, taste and aesthetics and the Swiss company rounds off the celebrations with a special limited edition of one of its most representative models, the Extra-fort “Ardisco non ordisco”. Born in Pescara in 1863, D’Annunzio was one of the most prominent protagonists on the European cultural scene between the 19th and 20th centuries: a poet, novelist and playwright, but also a politician, soldier and aesthete, a socialite, a modern personality who lived his ......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 cliente ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Pilot - A Truly Unique Aviator Watch

The new Turbine Pilot collection by Perrelet associates the Turbine concept with that of the circular aviation slide rule: a new technical and stylistic exercise for a truly unique aviator watch. Consistently guided by a spirit of innovation, Perrelet is now rising to a new challenge with the launch of the brand’s new Turbine Pilot collection, a tribute to the world of aviation which, like that of fine watchmaking, features a blend of technical knowhow, passion, precision and audacity. At the heart of the collection beats the mechanical automatic P-331 caliber entirely developed and produced in-house at the brand’s production sites. The four models in the collection assert a unique character marrying power and elegance. The stainless steel cases display a generous 48 mm-d ......read more

Saint Honore Worldcode Gmt - Taking On The Challenge Of Time

WORLDCODE is the sporty chic watch in the SAINT HONORE collection. Following the success of its Diving and Chronograph Ceramic versions, the WORLDCODE now comes in a GMT model. GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, is a complication that is particularly valued by travellers as it allows them to read off the time in more than one time zone: three in the case of the WORLDCODE GMT, including two simultaneously. While the traditional hands (hours and minutes) give the main time, the addition of an extra hours hand means the time can be read simultaneously in a second time zone on a 24-hour scale engraved on the bezel. Thanks to this bezel and its rotating feature, it is also possible to read the time in a third time zone. This new WORLDCODE GMT has been slightly modified compa ......read more

CITIZEN Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS: Combines unique design with quality

CITIZEN announces the arrival of their latest flagship model, the PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS. This newest creation in the renowned PROMASTER line features dual sensors for an electronic compass and altimeter will be available in both titanium and pearl-white titanium finishes.  The watch continues in the grand tradition of its PROMASTER forebears, which broke new ground in watchmaking innovation, winning admiration from professionals for supreme durability, superior functionality, as well as the ability to capture the imagination. Launching in May this year, this stunning chronograph, which encapsulates both altimeter and compass features, was heralded at BASELWORLD this year. The ALTICHRON CIRRUS will be available at select points of sale in the region for Middle East en ......read more

CITIZEN continues to upgrade its retail space in Bahrain

As part of the brand strategy in the Middle East, Citizen continues to aggressively upgrade and expand the retail space in Bahrain to appeal to the mid-high segment of watch market. Speaking at the opening of new Citizen shop in shop at Yaquby stores, Bab Al Bahrain, Mr. Takahiro Miyazaki, General Manager of Citizen Watches Middle East said, “our brand philosophy is continues improvement and innovation. We have been in the watch industry for nearly 85 years, but we never use the word “since”, we believe in continuous improvement not just in our product but all customer touch points. Retail being one of the most important touch points and we have been enhancing the brand experience of citizen in our point of sales through initiatives such as shop in shop and exclusive s ......read more

Social Media, Digital, And Website Optimisation Key To Grow Revenue, Experts Agree At Spa And Salon Management Summit

Regional spas and salons have been told to improve their digital marketing presence, thereby potentially increasing monthly revenue by as much as eight times within two years. That is what happened to UAE-based Cool Aroma Men’s Spa according to Namita Ramani, CEO and Founder of Spa Genie, who was speaking to hundreds of salon and spa owners today at the Spa and Salon Management Summit in Dubai. An online marketing expert with more than 16 years’ experience in Dubai, Ramani helped turn around Cool Aroma’s fortunes, simply she says by optimising its website and driving traffic via social media    platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and using online ads. “Within the first month of working with Cool Aroma Spa, bookings increased by 20 to 30 p ......read more

H.E. Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, Director-General, Dubai Department Of Economic Development Opens Beautyworld Middle East 2014

Dubai, UAE:  His Excellency Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, the Director-General of Dubai Department of Economic Development, has today (Tuesday 27th May) officially opened Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s premier international trade and networking event for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing. Organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, and taking place until Thursday 29th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Beautyworld Middle East is the largest in its 19 year history, with the 2014 edition having grown by 24 per cent year-on-year in exhibition size and exhibitor numbers. The three-day event features 1,354 exhibitors from 52 countries eager to tap into a burgeoning Middle East market that is among the fastest growing regions in the world for bea ......read more

19th Edition Of Beautyworld ME 2014 To Open Tomorrow (Tuesday May 27th) In Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Emerging global trends in the beauty and wellness sector will be in the spotlight at the largest ever edition of Beautyworld Middle East, opening tomorrow (Tuesday, 27th May), at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Taking place until 29th May, the three-day event is the leading international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing in the Middle East, presenting the ideal platform for international beauty brands to launch their latest product lines. This year Beautyworld Middle East will also turn the spotlight on the latest beauty trends that are capturing global attention, presenting thousands of trade visitors with a feel of what might be the next big thing in the industry. According to analysts Euromonitor International, ......read more

GCC Market For Auto Parts, Batteries And Tyres To Grow At 14.9 % Over Next Three Years, Reaching US$ 13.46 Billion By 20 ...

Dubai, UAE: The Gulf market for auto components is gearing up for double digit growth over the next three years, as global automotive majors set sights on the Middle East’s largest trade event for the automotive aftermarket in Dubai next month. According to global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the GCC market for auto parts, batteries, and tyres will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.9 per cent to reach US$ 13.46 billion by 2017.* More than 1,600 exhibitors from 59 countries will look to capitalise on the buoyant market at Automechanika Dubai, which takes place from 3-5 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, the 2014 edition of the three-day event has grown by more than 20 per cent in size, as Dub ......read more

Beat The Heat With Deliciously Refreshing Watermelon Sparklers From Dunkin' Donuts

With the summer set to sizzle and temperatures set to soar, Dunkin’ Donuts now offers refreshing relief to their myriad customers in the UAE. The all new Watermelon Sparklers are a delicious way to beat the heat and look set to be a high demand thirst quencher across the coffee and baked goods chain’s outlets in the Emirates. Cool and refreshingly replete with the soothing taste of everyone’s favourite watermelon, the Sparkler is also offset by the tangy bite of lime, making for a supremely soothing drink that is expected to be a hot seller on the menu over the summer months. “The Watermelon Sparklers are designed to refresh and rejuvenate our customers who stop in for a cooling drink or a pick-me-up from the sultry environment outside,” said David Rodge ......read more

China Sets Sights On Middle East Construction Sector Asian Powerhouse Prepares For Big Show At Hardware+Tools Middle Ea ...

China’s growing stature as a major tools and hardware exporter has been underlined by the Asian powerhouse’s key presence at the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for tools, hardware, materials and machinery next month. More than 160 Chinese manufacturers and suppliers will be out in full force at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2014, as they scout out new markets and evaluate business prospects from across the region. Thousands of regional trade professionals to the three-day event, which takes place from 3-5 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be greeted at a dedicated Chinese pavilion stacked with Chinese-made products. Known for presenting cost-effective construction solutions from hand and power tools and accessories, to ......read more

Middle East And Africa Market For Beauty And Personal Care Worth US$ 24.2 Billion In 2013 – Euromonitor

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) market for beauty and personal care grew eight per cent year-on-year from 2008 to 2013, with sales reaching US$ 24.2 billion in 2013, new research has revealed. According to leading analysts Euromonitor International, the MEA region was second only to Latin America as the fastest growing global market for beauty and personal care products over the past six years. With annual sales expected to exceed US$30 billion by the end of 2018, the region continues to forge ahead as one of the new growth frontiers for personal care and beauty products. The impressive growth is also matched by Beautyworld Middle East, the largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing in the Middle East. Taking place from 27-29 May at t ......read more

CORUM Associates With The Russian Cinema And Theater Actor Maxim Matveev

Corum announced recently during Baselworld 2014 and in the presence of cinema star Maxim Matveev –its new partnership with the famous Russian actor. The intelligent, talented, versatile actor of theatre and cinema, Maxim Matveev has decided to share his values with Corum, and becomes the ambassador of the Swiss Watch Manufacture for the Russian market. At just 31 years old, Maxim Matveev is one of the most popular actors in Russia. Perfectionist and rigorous in his approach to his profession, he is taking his career to impressive heights, and ambitions to start a career in Los Angeles. Being endowed with many talents, he gives himself completely to different projects in his job, with a unique passion, always challenging himself in giving in each one of his works the illusion of ......read more

International fragrance majors target high-spending Middle East consumers at Beautyworld 2014

Per capita spend on premium fragrances in KSA, UAE overshadows European, US markets Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands.  With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Consumers in Saudi Arabia spent US$34.40 per capita on premium fragrances in 2012, a figure estimated to rise to $49.10 by 2017. Their UAE counterparts shelled out $21.30 in 2012 and are set to spend as much ......read more

Euphoria - Femininity Takes Shape

SAINT HONORE has combined the cushion shape with feminine style in a refined, graceful and immaculately finished timepiece. Named Euphoria, the seductive powers of this two-tone polished steel watch are evident. The result of SAINT HONORE’s rigorous aesthetic values and respected know-how, Euphoria’s dial features a number of attributes that affirm the feminine appeal of this timepiece and will inspire passion in those who behold its beauty. A prime example being the 11 diamond hour-markers that illuminate the azure rim surrounding the white mother-of-pearl centre. The completely new Euphoria stands out at first glance with the cushion shape and curved corners of its 35 mm case that will attract the female eye. Women will be equally captivated by the pink PVD detailing, t ......read more

Cricket superstar Pietersen Visits Citizen showroom in Dubai

England’s Kevin Pietersen, one of the most exciting batsmen in cricket today and Brand Ambassador for CITIZEN watches, yesterday visited their multi brand store in Al Ghurair Centre. Pietersen, who is in Dubai for the Indian Premier League, is a key member of the Delhi Daredevils side. Pietersen toured the showroom and viewed the newly-launched Eco-Drive Metal collection, which debuted in the Middle East along with the Indian Premier League. Eco-Drive METAL was the first collection of light powered watches in the world to feature metal dials when it was launched back in 2001. The new collection comes in rugged to functional sporty designs and vividly coloured materials such as Black, Silver, Dark Blue, Charcoal Grey, White, Orange and Green to match the vibrant and lively ambie ......read more

Per Capita Spend On Premium Fragrances In KSA, UAE Overshadows European, US Markets

Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands. With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Consumers in Saudi Arabia spent US$34.40 per capita on premium fragrances in 2012, a figure estimated to rise to $49.10 by 2017. Their UAE counterparts shelled out $21.30 in 2012 and are set to spend as much as $25.50 in 2017. * While consumers in the UK spent $24.50 on premium perfume brands in ......read more

Interest In Automechanika Dubai Widespread In Central And South Asian Markets

Automechanika Dubai’s footprint as the leading trade and networking event for the automotive aftermarket in the region now extends to countries in the wider Middle East, Central and South Asia as well as African markets. Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt, reported widespread interest in Automechanika Dubai 2014 from countries as varied as Pakistan and Bahrain, at the conclusion of a series of Industry Meetings with the aftermarket fraternities in these countries recently. The series of Industry Meetings is part of Epoc Messe Frankfurt’s strategic outreach to interact and engage with automotive companies and key buyers in countries within close proximity to the UAE, which are also influential players and stakeholders in the regional aftermarket. Begun four years ago, previ ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Set For Largest Ever Edition

With the Middle East market for beauty and well being exhibiting a continued positive sentiment and interest in Beautyworld Middle East 2014 from international and regional exhibitors and trade buyers remaining high, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is extremely optimistic about the coming edition’s prospects. According to preliminary indications, the 2014 edition of Beautyworld Middle East, the leading international trade and networking event for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing serving the region, is set for a record run later this month when it opens doors at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Going by the robust response from exhibitors from around the world – both repeat and first timers – Beautyworld Middle East 2014 will be ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Will Feature A Number Of Leading International Prestige Brands Looking To Boost Regional Fo ...

The Middle East continues to be a key market for premium cosmetics, with leading international manufacturers and suppliers pulling out the stops to make further headway into increasingly lucrative territory. This trend is expected to be reflected significantly at the upcoming edition of Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade event serving the beauty and wellness industry. According to analysis by Euromonitor International, per capita spend on premium cosmetics in the countries of the GCC, has been increasing at a remarkable rate. For instance, consumers in Saudi Arabia are expected to spend as much as US$ 68.20 per capita on premium cosmetics in 2017 as compared to US$ 49.20 in 2012. Similarly, the UAE consumer is estimated to spend $ 48.70 per capita on ......read more

Gilda Floral: the jewelled watch now even more precious

At the 2014 Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show Eberhard & Co. presents Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and provides the complete expression of the watchmaker’s refined and elegant world, 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 has a quartz movement, protected by sapphire glass with a patented spherical dome and anti-reflective treatment, with the floral design echoed in an engraving on the back, which is sec ......read more

CITIZEN unveils the Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS

CITIZEN announces the arrival of their latest flagship model, the PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS. Launching in May this year, this stunning chronograph, which encapsulates both altimeter and compass features, was heralded at BASELWORLD this year. The ALTICHRON CIRRUS will be available at select points of sale in the region for Middle East enthusiasts. This newest creation in the renowned PROMASTER line features dual sensors for an electronic compass and altimeter will be available in both titanium and pearl-white titanium finishes.  The watch continues in the grand tradition of its PROMASTER forebears, which broke new ground in watchmaking innovation, winning admiration from professionals for supreme durability, superior functionality, as well as the ability to capture the im ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 To Showcase A Wide Range Of World-Leading Fragrance Brands In Dubai

Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands. With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Fragrances make up a considerable segment of the region’s overall beauty and wellness market. A fact which is reflected in the sector’s importance at Beautyworld Middle East, the leading international trade and networking event for beauty industry in the region, where nearly 20% of the exhi ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 To Open Its 18th Edition In May In Dubai

With over 250 international exhibitors set to showcase their hair and nail care products and services at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, the Hair and Nails section at the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trading platform will be an area of high interest. Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt also revealed that there is considerable interest in the sector among local and regional brands, many of whom will make their presence felt at the upcoming edition of the show. “Hair and Nails has always been a high-interest category for international and regional exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “The continuing growth in exhibitor interest in the region underscores not only the vast potential that exists in ......read more

Roger Dubuis Presents The Velvet – A Stunning Statement Of Style And Craftsmanship - Designed For The Diva In Every Woma ...

Designed for the diva in every woman, Roger Dubuis, Swiss manufacturer of luxury timepieces, presents the fabulous Velvet Collection, a triumph of elegant style and stunning craftsmanship. The collection is available at the brand’s exclusive boutiques in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Superbly encapsulating the vivaciousness of the Diva, the Velvet collection exudes both elegance and style in its design lines while at the same time sporting a heart powered by outstanding craftsmanship that signifies the best of the Roger Dubuis brand. Its models include strong, distinguished creations that define the attributes of an alternative femininity and breathe a new energy into watchmaking. The Velvet collection is a tribute to feminine charm, an expression of discreet yet genuine luxury enhanced ......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 cliente ......read more

Perrelet Turbine XL Vegas Collection- Time Well Spent

Perrelet is upping the stakes and throwing the dice again with the TURBINE XL VEGAS collection, a winning three of a kind with three new models. The décor of all of these special editions in limited series of 250 examples each was inspired by the elegant universe of the casino and world capital of entertainment. Tuxedos, card games, roulette and green mats. Perrelet is betting on the fun side and playing on its own skill to bring three new Turbine timepieces to life in XL 48 mm-diameter versions: Turbine XL Poker; Turbine XL Playing With Fire; Turbine XL Roulette. The Turbine XL Poker conceals a winning hand that is only revealed when the titanium turbine spins at full speed and turn by turn displays a fan of cards decorating the under-dial: a pair of sevens and two Royal Flus ......read more

CITIZEN to launch new Eco-Drive Metal Collection in line with Indian Premier League in UAE

CITIZEN have announced that they will launch their Spring/Summer Collection 2014 in the Middle East during this month (April), to coincide with the debut of Indian Premier League cricket tournament in the UAE this year. With the Indian cricket board deciding to bring the early games of the world’s richest cricket league to the UAE this year, lovers of the game in the UAE are expected to be caught up in the excitement of seeing some of the game’s biggest superstars up close. CITIZEN’s Brand Ambassador Kevin Pietersen, one of the most exciting batsmen in world cricket, is set to play another stellar role for the Delhi Daredevils this year. CITIZEN has decided to time the launch of the new Eco-Drive METAL collection in line with international cricket’s biggest ex ......read more

Eberhard & Co. celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gabriele D'Annunzio

The watch-making company Eberhard & Co. pays tribute to one of the greatest interpreters of nineteenth-century Italian literature, admired throughout the world: Gabriele D’Annunzio. The 150th anniversary of the author’s birth has been celebrated with events dedicated to the poet’s literary production, taste and aesthetics and the Swiss company rounds off the celebrations with a special limited edition of one of its most representative models, the Extra-fort “Ardisco non ordisco”. Born in Pescara in 1863, D’Annunzio was one of the most prominent protagonists on the European cultural scene between the 19th and 20th centuries: a poet, novelist and playwright, but also a politician, soldier and aesthete, a socialite, a modern personality who lived ......read more

UAE Market For Hair Products Is Expected To Grow 27% Between 2012 And 2017 To Reach $175 Million

With over 250 international exhibitors set to showcase their hair and nail care products and services at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, the Hair and Nails section at the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trading platform will be an area of high interest. Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt also revealed that there is considerable interest in the sector among local and regional brands, many of whom will make their presence felt at the upcoming edition of the show. Hair and Nail products and solutions are traditionally among the most sought after by regional trade buyers – 30% of the trade visitors attending previous editions of Beautyworld Middle East were interested in hair care products and services, while 20% of the total was in search of nail care solutions. ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Pilot - A Truly Unique Aviator Watch

The new Turbine Pilot collection by Perrelet associates the Turbine concept with that of the circular aviation slide rule: a new technical and stylistic exercise for a truly unique aviator watch. Consistently guided by a spirit of innovation, Perrelet is now rising to a new challenge with the launch of the brand’s new Turbine Pilot collection, a tribute to the world of aviation which, like that of fine watchmaking, features a blend of technical knowhow, passion, precision and audacity. At the heart of the collection beats the mechanical automatic P-331 caliber entirely developed and produced in-house at the brand’s production sites. The four models in the collection assert a unique character marrying power and elegance. The stainless steel cases display a generous 48 mm-d ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2014 to feature world's largest German Pavilion

Growing presence reflects the increasing attraction of region for international majors Reflecting the growing attractiveness of the Middle East automotive aftermarket for international manufacturers and suppliers, the upcoming edition of Automechanika Dubai 2014, will feature the world’s largest German Pavilion for the automotive aftermarket industry. The German presence at Automechanika Dubai has been significant over the years and of late has expanded tre-mendously. Automechanika Dubai 2014 will present a record number of 83 German exhibitors. “The German automotive industry is clearly a world leader in terms of quality, innovation, dependability and technological advances and it’s not surprising that German products and services are in great demand in the Midd ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2014 To Open In Dubai In June

The Middle East continues to be an oasis of comparative high-growth rates with the GCC countries currently in the process of tremendously expanding their commercial and industrial infrastructure as well as witnessing rapid growth in transport and logistics links. This ongoing construction and industrial activity is driving demand for vast amounts of tools, construction material and machinery and as a result making the GCC countries and the region as a whole, a market of significant interest to international machinery and material manufacturers and suppliers. Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Hardware + Tools Middle East 2014, which is the region’s foremost trade and networking event for the hardware, tools, materials and machinery industry, expects this year’s edition of ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Tides- A Display Combining Sporting Elegance And Functionality

An icon among sea-lovers now returns in a reworked design: the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch. 21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms Corum’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage. From the dawn of time, the lives of seagoing professionals have been governed by the rhythms of the tides. In most part of the world, they follow a twice-daily lunar cycle, with the tide coming in on average every 12hrs 25 minutes, before receding again. Created in 1993, the CO 277 caliber beating at the heart of t ......read more

Worldcode Gmt Taking On The Challenge Of Time

WORLDCODE is the sporty chic watch in the SAINT HONORE collection. Following the success of its Diving and Chronograph Ceramic versions, the WORLDCODE now comes in a GMT model. GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, is a complication that is particularly valued by travellers as it allows them to read off the time in more than one time zone: three in the case of the WORLDCODE GMT, including two simultaneously. While the traditional hands (hours and minutes) give the main time, the addition of an extra hours hand means the time can be read simultaneously in a second time zone on a 24-hour scale engraved on the bezel. Thanks to this bezel and its rotating feature, it is also possible to read the time in a third time zone. This new WORLDCODE GMT has been slightly modified compa ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Tides-When Fine Watchmaking Shows The Tides

An icon among sea-lovers now returns in a reworked design: the Admiral’s Cup ACOne 45 Tides watch. 21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms Corum’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage. From the dawn of time, the lives of seagoing professionals have been governed by the rhythms of the tides. In most part of the world, they follow a twice-daily lunar cycle, with the tide coming in on average every 12hrs 25 minutes, before receding again. Created in 1993, the CO 277 caliber beating at the heart of th ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Offers Delicious Dark Chocolate Mocha Latte Drink

Dunkin' Donuts, the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain offers the delicious Dark Chocolate Mocha Latte drink - for consumers in the UAE. “Our Special Dark Chocolate Mocha Latte drink offers a delicious special alternative for chocolate lovers,” said David Rodgers, Dunkin' Donuts General Manager. “The unique beverage adds to our variety of quality beverages served throughout the 74 outlets all across the UAE.” "For over a decade now, Dunkin' Donuts has been a dominant brand in the region, with exceptional brand loyalty in the UAE, however it is important for us to constantly innovate and offer special products to consumers,” remarked Mr. Rodgers. Dunkin Donuts, the world’s largest chain for high quality coffee and ......read more

Growing Demand For Leading Edge Spa Facilities In Focus At Beautyworld Middle East 2014

With the fast-growing cities of the GCC region rapidly gaining in importance as key business, commercial and trade destinations and attracting an increasingly global clientele, there is increasing demand for world class hotels and spa facilities that are on the cutting edge. According to a report on the Global Wellness Tourism Economy by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is a US$ 438.6 billion global market and is a rapidly growing niche in the US $3.2 trillion global tourism industry.* These figures are reflected in the plethora of outlets worldwide offering multi-faceted services in every major travel destination. Travellers today are increasingly conscious of health and wellness and seek out hotels and facilities that offer spa and leisure services. This is no differ ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Attracts Top Skincare And Cosmetics Exhibitors

International skincare product manufacturers and suppliers continue to regard the Middle East as a market of immense potential even as increasing numbers of them make a beeline to the region to tap into that growth. This growing focus on the region is underlined by the increase in skincare-related exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, which has witnessed an explosive 76% surge in the number of cosmetics and skincare sector participants this year as compared to 2013. Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the region in consumption of skincare products, which includes facial care, hand care, depilatories and sun care products. Leading analysts Euromonitor International, ascribes this growth to rising income levels led by resurgent economies, as well as the increased demand for skincare servi ......read more

Saudi Arabia, UAE Lead Region As Sector Set For Rapid Growth

International skincare product manufacturers and suppliers continue to regard the Middle East as a market of immense potential even as increasing numbers of them make a beeline to the region to tap into that growth. This growing focus on the region is underlined by the increase in skincare-related exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, which has witnessed an explosive 76% surge in the number of cosmetics and skincare sector participants this year as compared to 2013. Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the region in consumption of skincare products, which includes facial care, hand care, depilatories and sun care products. Leading analysts Euromonitor International, ascribes this growth to rising income levels led by resurgent economies, as well as the increased demand for skincare se ......read more



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