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Weaving the fabric of life for 125 years true to tradition, but perfect for a modern home Sedar Global Interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo gives his top tips on how to create memorable interiors and ambience for the Holy Month.  . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Among many homes across the region, this spiritu... Read more
Baghdad / Abu Dhabi,  31 March 2020:  Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced a new capital increase that aims to raise the bank’s financial strength in line with the new strategic vision for 2020-23. . The bank has increased its capital to USD 3 billion (3.5 Trillion Iraqi Dinar) for the year 2020 from USD 2.3 billion (2.7 Tril... Read more
On a mission to create a holistic ecosystem in the digital economy, empower innovative B2B tech startups, and provide job opportunities Dubai, UAE - 31 March 2020:  GELLIFY, a new innovation platform for the business community, opens a hub in Dubai Internet City. Aiming to provide the community of B2B innovators - from investors, startups... Read more
Service is approved by Dubai Municipality and other international bodies Dubai, March 31, 2020:   Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, has announced it has introduced a new service to provide customers with effective sanitizing services for home owners, businesses and public facilities..  . The non-toxic and food-safe sani... Read more
Art Jameel teams up with science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to produce a bilingual free guide for children    Dubai, United Arab Emirates  | March 31, 2020 – Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today r... Read more
Ajman Free Zone has more than 8,000 companies and more than 30,000 investors  Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 30, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), issued a decision to introduce a package of economic incentives for AFZ, China Mall, and its affiliates. The aim is to alleviat... Read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 31, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in one of the world&rsq... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   Shop the latest loungewear collection styles at Marks & Spencer online, with an array of options that will keep men feeling comfortable and stylish any day of the week. Choose from plush pyjama sets and comfortable co-ordinates, to classic designs dressed up with pops of pattern – p... Read more
Aspiring candidates can submit their applications until 1st May 2020. Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that it is extending the registration deadline for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme to 1st May 2020. The second batch of the programme is aimed at finding the next ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    During the HUAWEI P40 Series Global Launch Event, Huawei announced the latest development related to the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem and apps. Developers are being encouraged to collaborate with Huawei in its effort to expand its ecosystem, and therefore bring consumers around the... Read more
By Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue Consulting  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   Consumers are choosing everything from cars to chicken sandwiches based on corporate values. Understanding an array of customer personas can guide tactics for landing and keeping them. Studies have long shown that your conviction to do good wi... Read more
72 percent recognize that washing hands frequently could help fight the outbreak Survey reveals that a majority of UAE residents are aware of the ‘touchpoints’ on how Covid-19 spreads and the ways to stop it  March 30th, 2020, Dubai, UAE:   As the world battles against Coronavirus, a recent study by Kantar, one of t... Read more
• New tele-consultation service allows patients to remotely access medical advice for general ailments from home or office • People seeking information on COVID-19 can also reach a medical professional through the Aster call center – 04-4400500 Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Aster DM Healthcare has introduced ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has joined the UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response to help countries find solutions for distance learning in order to minimize educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global coalition, which... Read more
 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   Internal comms post corona virus. One of the key issues facing the world today is the impact of Covid19 on businesses, almost all industries except for a few, have seen dramatic change in how they do business and obviously in their operations, financial returns and forecasts.    While we have very little control over external factors affecting businesses, we remain to have full control over employees and how management communicates with them.  Change and uncertainty is what’s storming through businesses and their employees simultaneously. While businesses are facing uncertainty in terms of bottom line, revenu ......read more

Up to the Latest NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ GPUs with Max-Q Design and 10th Gen Intel Core™ H-Series Mobile Processors   Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2020:   Lenovo Legion™ is set to deliver gaming enthusiasts with more immersive experiences. Its upcoming PC line-up will feature the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design and up to new 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors.   New Lenovo Legion 7i laptop to unveil this year Powered by the new GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design on the new Lenovo Legion 7i laptop, gamers will enjoy higher clock speeds and new levels of realism in today’s AAA games. ......read more

UAE customers to enjoy personalized customer service support for mobiles and tablets from the comfort of their home     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:    In line with the UAE government’s #StayHome initiative, Samsung Gulf Electronics is taking further steps to continue serving customers and communities by introducing an exclusive “Pickup & Delivery Repair Service” for Samsung’s mobile and tablet customers across the UAE. The service will run from today and until April 30th and covers all in-warranty and out-of-warranty Samsung mobile phones and tablets, purchased from Samsung authorized retailers in the UAE.  ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 02 April 2020:   Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate 93% regarding the disclosure of the annual financial statements 2019 of its listed public joint stock companies and private listed Companies within the deadline of 90 days from the end of the financial period annual  60 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their annual financial statements for 2019 within the 90 days period given.  4 out of 5, private listed companies disclosed their annual financial statements for 2019 within the 90 days period given.  It is worthy to note that the combine ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   Krishan Gopaul, Market Intelligence Manager at World Gold Council comments: “Central banks’ monthly net purchases picked up in January and February following December’s five-month low. However, central bank gold demand has eased significantly, with net gold purchases down 44% compared to strength of demand we saw in January and February 2019.   “Looking ahead, what we do know is that recent market instability and uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic will be at the forefront of central bankers’ minds, with a number of unprecedented interventions already proving this point. Nonetheless, ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   The coronavirus outbreak has set three major macro impulses in motion. They will all have a major impact on commodities, especially the energy sector, over the coming months. The global economy is currently dealing with the biggest demand shock since the global financial crisis, plus a global supply shock and an oil price war which is driving a destruction of capital. The lockdowns in China at the beginning of the outbreak have now spread to the rest of the world, most noticeably Europe and the US. The short to medium term result is going to be a slump in global growth, rising ......read more

Announcement in line with respite measures adopted as part of the global pandemic impact offering support to tenants   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:     Properties Investment (PI) - a Dubai Investments joint-venture company engaged in the investment and development of real estate properties, has announced a 3 month rent relief as a goodwill gesture for all retailers within ‘The Market’ – a dedicated retail avenue, located in the Green Community, Dubai Investments Park.   In the wake of ongoing efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and with mall managements across the country stepping up efforts with various initiative ......read more

During the Annual General Assembly meeting 38- Fiscal year 2019     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   The General Assembly of Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, distributed dividend at 24%, in addition to 6% return on shareholder purchases and so on for the Union Coop business for the fiscal year 2019. This announcement was made during the 38th General Assembly meeting, which was held online using a remote-attendance and voting system for the very first time.  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Coop said: “The total profit distributed to the shareholders for the year 2019 amounted to AED 479 ......read more

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms.   Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:    The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.  More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics.  "One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   Be hopeful with these must-have pieces from KARL LAGERFELD  to brighten up your spring wardrobe   ...read more

Combining the goodness of Zero Sodium and Alkaline into one water with the great taste of Mai Dubai, the all-new product is aimed at active lifestyle chasers April 1, 2020: Mai Dubai, a bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced the launch of ‘Mai Dubai Zero-Sodium Alkaline Water,’ which combines Zero Sodium with Alkaline. The launch complements the company’s mission for growth by exceeding customer expectations and providing high quality products and services in an innovative, safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. The new Zero-Sodium Alkaline water has no sodium additives and has an alkalinit ......read more

Abu Dhabi, April 01, 2020 - Underscoring its commitment to the society and as a gesture of gratitude in the face of crisis, Al Masaood Tyres, Batteries and Accessories (TBA) announced that it is now offering free services to healthcare workers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic in the UAE. The initiative falls in line with the ‘Thank you Heroes’ campaign, which was  launched by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and following the recognition of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, of the  c ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 01 April 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released a GIF image of the decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration in the GCC countries, between 26 November 2019 until 27 March 2020. The Remote Sensing Department at MBRSC published the results using data acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P mission. The drop in NO2 concentrations beginning late-February coincides with the regionwide precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus 'COVID-19'. Nitrogen dioxide is mainly produced from engines, power generation and other industrial processes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In view ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to present the new Tondagraph Tourbillon. This new watch features a dial which forms part of the new line of timepieces from the manufacture; it perfectly marries modern stylistic design with traditional watchmaking. The dial has been designed with the utmost care and attention to showcase the tourbillon and the chronograph. Naturally, this watch features the aesthetic codes of the Tonda collection – an ode to roundness – as well as the teardrop-shaped lugs which are characteristic of the brand. A hymn to Haute Horlogerie and a celebration of state-of-the-art expertise. This exquisite rose go ......read more

Dubai, April 1, 2020:   Over 100,000 teams across the Middle East have taken part in the first three qualifying rounds of the Garena Free Fire Arab Series, with the winners set to be crowned when the final of the competition takes place online on April 18.    The third season of the marquee event, like the previous two, has proved hugely successful, with enormous numbers taking part. Teams, made up of four or five members, battle it out in the ultimate shooter game with a $20,000 prize at stake.   Three of the four qualifying rounds have already taken place, with the last one close to completion, where gamers will undoubtedly have one eye on next month’s fi ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   CND™ and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation are teaming up with Beauty Changes Lives to rally the professional beauty industry in response to COVID-19. Both CND and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation are redirecting support of Beauty Changes Lives scholarships and programs to benefit relief efforts supporting licensed and aspiring professionals.    A $100,000  portfolio of $1,000 relief grants for Nail Professionals is available on the Beauty Changes Lives website. Applications will be accepted starting April 1. In a video announcement on Instagram, CND co-founder Jan Arnold announced CND has teamed up with B ......read more

Skintech brand FOREO shares 6 easy ways to stay occupied     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Self-isolation. Let us try to look at it in a positive way! There is no need to wake-up at 6AM and travel to work, when your office is now your lounge and you now finally have an excuse as to why you haven’t accomplished your goal of starting at the gym, after saying for the past five weeks, you are “going to start on Sunday”. Granted, self-isolation might get boring but take the time to find a new hobby, start a new series you haven’t had time for yet or, perfect your skincare routine.   FOREO is here inspire you on how to make t ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields. The masks will be donated to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna to be used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  Work on this solidarity initiative will be carried out by personnel of the saddlery that produce the interiors and specialty customisation for Lamborghini cars, producing 1,000 masks a day. The medical shields will be realized in 200 units a day, using 3D printers within the carbon fibre production plant an ......read more

Ajman, UAE - April 01, 2020:    As part of the precautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 and under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) is appealing to its customers to use its online services available instead of visiting its customer service centers with immediate effect.   The endorsement, which was issued by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and chairman of the Executive Council, is geared towards ensuring the health and safety of the community while ensuri ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    In an effort to support the State Government of Kerala in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Aster DM Healthcare is undertaking proactive measures as a responsible healthcare organization with significant presence in the State. The measures were announced by Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare following his conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, who is the leading Kerala’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 crisis.   The measures are:   1. Aster shall be donating Rs 2.5 Crores to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the ......read more

VPS Healthcare and one of India’s leading mental health specialty center, Cadabam’s, join hands to set up an online mental health support system    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   The spike in the number of people tested positive for Covid-19 has induced stress and anxiety among many. In an attempt to help those battling depression, fear panic and other issues, VPS Healthcare has associated with Cadabam’s Group, a renowned psycho-social rehabilitation center in India, to offer online mental health support for all in the UAE. The healthcare provider has now opened “VPS Cadabams Mindtalk”, an online service.   Im ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2020:   Since a lot of people are now asked to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to talk to Dr Ahmed Labib regarding applying best practices in home to avoid neck and back pain:   Dr. Ahmed Labib the Consultant Orthopedics and Sports injuries Head Of Department at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai say: "Many people don't have proper office chairs and working for extended periods of time on your bed or hunched over a coffee table is not great for your body and overall health. That means you have to be extra aware of your posture and routine, so you can reduce the stress and strain that might come from work ......read more

**Multi-purpose Sterilizer 99.99% effective against Covid-19 takes the region by storm. Use it on Children’s Toys, any hard or soft surfaces, AC Ducts and so much more!**    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Maintaining a clean, healthy and sterile home has never been more prevalent. With the current CoronaVirus outbreak we have to spend the majority of our time indoors with our family, children and pets. During this time it is vitally important to make sure that our living spaces are clean from both a health perspective and to really relax and feel comfortable in our surroundings.  With this in mind, brand new SterilOx  has excitingly j ......read more

Huawei announces solid business performance and commitment to creating greater value for customers and society Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    Huawei released its 2019 Annual Report today, detailing a solid business performance. The company's global sales revenue in 2019 rounded off at USD$123 billion, up 19.1% year-on-year; its net profit reached USD$9 billion; and its cash flow from operating activities topped USD$13.1 billion, up 22.4% year-on-year. As part of a long-term, ongoing investment in technological innovation and research, Huawei invested 15.3% of its 2019 revenue – or approximately USD$18.8 billion – back into R&D. Its total R& ......read more

Opportunity for UAE scientific community to propose projects in  Human Health or Earth & Space Science fields   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), today announced that it is inviting applications from the UAE’s research entities to propose scientific or technology-driven projects in the fields of Human Health or Earth & Space Science to be conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station. The objective of the initiative is to provide research entities in the UAE the opportunity to further humanity’s knowledge and support future space missions by conducting research that tackle ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Once the threat of the coronavirus epidemic going global was raised Dr Faisal Mahmood, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Aga Khan University, was anticipating a healthcare emergency in Pakistan.  He and his colleagues rapidly assessed preparedness preparations and started coordinating with the provincial and federal governments.  Pakistan’s first COVID-19 patient was identified on February 26 – a 22-year-old man who had returned from Iran just a few days ago. Feeling unwell, he came to AKU to be tested. “Once he tested positive, we admitted him immediately,” Dr Mahmood said. ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   Today we’ve officially launched the new “Stay Home” sticker on Instagram in the UAE! The sticker is intended to help people show how they’re social distancing safely and encourage others to do the same. It’s also a great hub for curated tips and entertainment initiatives during self-quarantining.   The sticker was launched last week in a couple of countries and garnered adoption rates that crossed a 100M usage in the first week alone!    ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Royal University for Women (‘RUW”), the kingdom’s first private university accredited by the Higher Education Council (HEC), has announced that in support of the kingdom’s drive to safely bring students studying abroad home, it will  waive both the application fee and registration fees. The University is also providing a 30% discount on the Summer semester tuition fees for students studying abroad who have chosen to return to Bahrain and the GCC during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement comes in support of the recent directives by HRH the Prime Minister to develop a rapid a plan to evacuate B ......read more

Weaving the fabric of life for 125 years true to tradition, but perfect for a modern home Sedar Global Interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo gives his top tips on how to create memorable interiors and ambience for the Holy Month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time in the home with loved ones. Famous for window, wall and pillow customisation Sedar Global’s new collections from internationally renowned brands are now available to shop and order from the comfort of your home through Sedar& ......read more

Baghdad / Abu Dhabi,  31 March 2020:  Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced a new capital increase that aims to raise the bank’s financial strength in line with the new strategic vision for 2020-23.  The bank has increased its capital to USD 3 billion (3.5 Trillion Iraqi Dinar) for the year 2020 from USD 2.3 billion (2.7 Trillion Iraqi Dinar) in 2019.   The step has been taken with the approval of the Prime Minster of Iraq on the back of TBI’s promising 2019 financial results audited by E&Y Ernst & Young. The increased capital is aimed at reinforcing the bank’s status in Iraq and its position as a leading Iraqi bank with global reach. ......read more

Clinics and specialized medical facilities in IVF treatments undertake specific measures to combat threats related to Coronavirus  Dubai, UAE, 31st March 2020:  Medical professionals in the UAE have stepped up their game with relentless efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Several healthcare facilities have implemented unique steps at their facilities to align with government’s policies.  “As a responsible IVF brand, it is critical that we collaborate with the government’s policies and mobilize action plans that safeguard patients, staff and doctors and yet cater to the needs of our patients. As such, our strategy utilizes safety precautions al ......read more

On a mission to create a holistic ecosystem in the digital economy, empower innovative B2B tech startups, and provide job opportunities   Dubai, UAE - 31 March 2020:  GELLIFY, a new innovation platform for the business community, opens a hub in Dubai Internet City. Aiming to provide the community of B2B innovators - from investors, startups to corporates - with a unique and integrated approach, the Italian-headquartered company acts as an international technology transfer highway, exchanging startups’ cutting-edge technologies between Europe and the Middle East.  The third branch after Italy and Spain, GELLIFY Middle East innovation hub will help to revolutioniz ......read more

Sharjah, March 31, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah recently held a virtual meeting to ascertain the smooth functioning of the entire departments and services. The meeting comes as part of the precautionary measure taken by the centre to maintain the health and safety of employees and customers to cope with the government preventive measures amid the outbreak of the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19). Headed by His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, the meeting was attended by department heads and managers, where they discussed the general controls of the departments work and the implementation of a package of stimulus measures to ensure business continuity and s ......read more

Service is approved by Dubai Municipality and other international bodies   Dubai, March 31, 2020:   Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, has announced it has introduced a new service to provide customers with effective sanitizing services for home owners, businesses and public facilities.   The non-toxic and food-safe sanitization service is approved by the Dubai Municipality and other relevant bodies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Boeing and Airbus and is effective for disinfecting surfaces against viruses for up to 30 days*.  Commenting on the sanitization service, Darko Macura, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineer ......read more

Art Jameel teams up with science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to produce a bilingual free guide for children      Dubai, United Arab Emirates  | March 31, 2020 – Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today releases Corona Virus: A curious guide for courageous kids the first bilingual (Arabic/English) free guide on the health crisis for children. It is produced in collaboration with the science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to encourage responsibility, curiosity, creativity and positivity in the younger ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   The below summary highlights futures positions and changes made by hedge funds across 24 major commodity futures up until last Tuesday, March 24. During this period the dash-for-cash phenomenon slowed and individual commodities began reaction to the shocks currently hitting both supply and demand. Funds increased bullish bets for the first time in five weeks by 36% to 361k lots. In demand were natural gas, soybeans, wheat and coffee while selling hit Brent, silver, corn, sugar and cocoa.   Despite suffering another week of steep price losses, the energy s ......read more

A pro bono initiative accelerating & facilitating the access and the circulation of essential non-personal data between public and private organizations   United Arab Emirates, March 30- 2020:   Under the impulse of the World Health Organization and the European Union stressing the importance of data sharing, Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company, today announced launching a COVID-19 Data Exchange initiative. The platform will be available pro bono to a large community of companies and organizations looking to contribute to the resolution of this crisis. The technology enables the exchange of vital non-personal data to hinder COVID-19’s ......read more

Ajman Free Zone has more than 8,000 companies and more than 30,000 investors     Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 30, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), issued a decision to introduce a package of economic incentives for AFZ, China Mall, and its affiliates. The aim is to alleviate the economic effects the world is experiencing today and its implications for business.   These incentives include several features such as reducing and eliminating certain fines and fees, as well as adding new facilities. These will also serve the emirate's economy and will ensure the continuity of businesses of all si ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 31, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in one of the world’s top universities.  Rahn, the first student from NYUAD to ever receive the Aker Scholarship, will pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford starting this fall, where she will research conflict prevention and security measures in the Middle East and North Africa region. Rahn chose to ......read more

In line with the UAE Government's directive to citizens and residents to remain in their homes Unique solution allows customers to send off their cars for periodic service and maintenance checks while staying at home Abu Dhabi, March 30, 2020 - Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan, INFINITI and Renault in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western region, is providing its service that gives customers the convenience of having their cars picked up from home for their scheduled maintenance and service checks and delivered back straight to your doorstep. The service is part of the company's continuing efforts to ensure the health, well-being and safety of the commun ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   Shop the latest loungewear collection styles at Marks & Spencer online, with an array of options that will keep men feeling comfortable and stylish any day of the week. Choose from plush pyjama sets and comfortable co-ordinates, to classic designs dressed up with pops of pattern – perfect for working from home and long weekend lie-ins.   This season, Marks & Spencer introduces the Pure Cotton Polka Dot Print Pyjama Set, designed with a playful take on a traditional style. Not only does the Stay Soft material maintain its gentle feel, wash after wash but it’s made from ethically sourced cotton. For those looki ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March 2020:   The recent spread of COVID  19 has brought a lot of uncertainty, unpredictability and unknown fear around the world. The mass spread of the illness and the number of casualties are causing a dreadful feeling of helplessness amongst people everywhere, fearing for their futures.   There are mixed news of hopefulness, light at the end of the tunnel and unknown fear which leaves everything uncertain. Moreover, restriction of movement across borders as well as the seclusion from social interactions, are making people feel trapped while worrying for their families across borders. These emotions can lead to many psychological ......read more

Aspiring candidates can submit their applications until 1st May 2020 Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that it is extending the registration deadline for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme to 1st May 2020. The second batch of the programme is aimed at finding the next two Emirati astronauts who will join the UAE's astronaut corps and further the country's ambition for crewed space exploration. So far, the second batch of the programme has received a large number of applications, and by extending the deadline, MBRSC is expecting many more Emiratis from different walks of life to apply.  To q ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    During the HUAWEI P40 Series Global Launch Event, Huawei announced the latest development related to the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem and apps. Developers are being encouraged to collaborate with Huawei in its effort to expand its ecosystem, and therefore bring consumers around the world richer experiences.     Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group introduced HUAWEI P40 Series     HUAWEI AppGallery, HUAWEI Browser, HUAWEI Mobile Cloud and HUAWEI Themes are currently available to users in over 170 countries and regions, with HUAWEI Video and HUAWEI Music rolling out in additio ......read more

By Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue Consulting    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   Consumers are choosing everything from cars to chicken sandwiches based on corporate values. Understanding an array of customer personas can guide tactics for landing and keeping them. Studies have long shown that your conviction to do good will lead customers to spend more, recommend you more, and remain loyal. Yet they seldom describe the mechanisms that brand managers can use to benchmark and track reputation.  A recent global study found that 62% of consumers want companies to take a stand on pressing issues such as fair employment practices, immigration, data priv ......read more

72 percent recognize that washing hands frequently could help fight the outbreak Survey reveals that a majority of UAE residents are aware of the ‘touchpoints’ on how Covid-19 spreads and the ways to stop it     March 30th, 2020, Dubai, UAE:   As the world battles against Coronavirus, a recent study by Kantar, one of the world’s largest research agencies, reveals that majority of UAE residents are well-informed on how to best contain the virus. The study, which took into account both hygiene and social distancing concluded that between 60 and 70 percent of the residents were aware of the ‘touchpoints’ on how Covid-19 spreads a ......read more

• New tele-consultation service allows patients to remotely access medical advice for general ailments from home or office  • People seeking information on COVID-19 can also reach a medical professional through the Aster call center – 04-4400500   Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Aster DM Healthcare has introduced a free tele-consultation service across its Medcare, Aster Hospital and Aster Clinic facilities in the UAE, allowing patients to remotely consult qualified doctors for all general ailments. The leading private healthcare group is one of the first to offer such a service to patients in the UAE, supporting the community to access quality ......read more

Sharjah, March30, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently announced the statistics of Q1 2020 which showed a remarkable spike in the number of new and renewed memberships and certificates of origin, something which underlines the Emirate of Sharjah’s reputation as a perfect business environment capable of coping with the changing demands of the business sector. These positive outcomes come amid the challenging times facing the global economy in view of the latest developments related to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The total number of the new and renewed memberships reached 7176 with a growth rate of 2% compared to Q1 2019, whi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has joined the UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response to help countries find solutions for distance learning in order to minimize educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global coalition, which is a multi-sector partnership, brings together international organizations, private sector and civil society to fast-track advice on technology, pedagogy and content to allow countries to set up digital learning solutions, in order to provide children and youth an alternative to school.   As a member of UNESCO's global Futures o ......read more

Initiative will support more than 50,000 homes and nearly 500 businesses in UAE    • Lootah: We are keen to be part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s strategy to support business continuity and stimulate the national economy • Buamim: This is a timely initiative that reflects the contribution of the private sector as a partner in Government’s efforts to meet the current challenges • The programme offers discounts of up to 20% on the cost of gas consumption   Dubai, UAE, 29/03/2020: Lootah BCGas, a subsidiary of S.S. Lootah Group, the leading provider of gas utility and infrastructure services in the United Arab ......read more

Fierce footwear!  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   Internationally renowned supermodel and activist, Winnie Harlow, has teamed up with footwear powerhouse Steve Madden to launch the Winnie Harlow x Steve Madden capsule collection.  Not only did Winnie put her signature touch on the designs but the collection is a depiction of her bold persona while capturing the Steve Madden audience with the latest and most coveted trends.  The Spring 2020 Winnie Collection includes eye catching sandals which deliver bold colours and frame boosting height.   ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:   I have come to terms with the fact that the 2020 cycling season is looking very different than normal because of the coronavirus crisis. All major sporting events around the world have been postponed including this summer’s Olympic Games, which I believe to be a wise decision.    Postponing is an important word in that sentence. They haven’t cancelled the Olympics; they’re just changing the date. Tokyo 2020 was such a huge goal of mine and has been for a number of years but this target hasn’t changed, it just means that the dates have been pushed back. It’s something that has obviously disa ......read more

Share in the spirit of generosity this Ramadan with Forrey & Galland’s luxuriously hand-crafted chocolates, dates and arabic sweets   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March 2020:   Find your perfect corporate gift this Ramadan and impress your clients and colleagues by sharing in the spirit of giving with Forrey & Galland’s delightfully luxurious chocolates, beautifully hand-crafted to reflect the generous spirit of Ramadan.  In line with their haute-couture philosophy, every year Forrey & Galland engineer new collections inspired by the different elements enriched with UAE’s rich culture. For instance, design and inspiration behind t ......read more

“It is in the spirit of togetherness that we will rise.” — Ralph Lauren     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    In response to COVID-19, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, formerly known as the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, is committing $10 million to help our teams, our partners and our communities impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.    “At the heart of our Company, there has always been a spirit of togetherness that inspires our creativity, our confidence and most importantly our support for one another. In the past weeks and months, that spirit has never wavered,” said Ralph Lauren, Executi ......read more

• Buamim: We intend to implement the concept of smart chamber in alignment with the vision of smart Dubai and to develop and enrich customer experience • With the launch of the electronic attestation service, 98% of Chamber’s core services are now available online • The whole process of electronic attestation from submission to payment, to approval will not exceed four hours     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2020:    As part of  commitment to the vision of Smart Dubai, and to facilitate business operations for customers through smart transformation,  Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the launch of the e ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah, 29 March 2020:   Taking a step further towards easier and faster company registration, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) goes digital with its Spring Packages, allowing investors to set up their business online from A to Z at the convenience of their home. Alongside the remote-friendly feature, the packages are designed to fully support SMEs, industrialists and investors at their stage of development without putting a high cost.  With RAKEZ’s recently-launched Portal 360, investors can easily set up their business with just a few clicks. Investors only need to complete the online registration form, upload the necessary documents, e-sign the Memora ......read more

Campaign reached 1.3m this weekend and more than 3,800 people shared their home workout videos and photographs with the Council   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 29, 2020:    One of UAE’s leading personal trainers has joined a chorus of support for Dubai Sports Council’s “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign, which is trending online with widespread support from all sections of the community and reached close to 1.3 million people at the weekend. The “Be Fit, Be Safe” campaign was launched earlier this month to encourage members of the community to exercise at home following the precautionary closure of gyms to combat the spread of the Corona ......read more

UAE, 29 March 2020: The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) joins the whole nation in its support and celebration of the Earth Hour initiative, an annual event aimed at encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM as a symbol of commitment to the planet. Locally organized in part by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Earth Hour looks towards increasing awareness about the dangers and impact made by climate change and global warming. H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al-Raeesi, CEO, DGW, shared that their participation at this year's Earth Hour celebrations, which is being held under the slogan, 'Rais ......read more

• Secure and ready-to-use • Plug-and-play: Mobile Zero Clients allow immediate mobile working without personalisation of the devices • Cloud solutions and powerful business notebooks drive maximum efficiency and productivity     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 29, 2020:    Increasing mobility characterises today's working world, and never more so than at the present time.  Progressive digitalisation and technological innovations make it possible to work independently of time and place, and companies are actively encouraged to allow their employees to work from home wherever possible. Employers are faced with the challenge of creat ......read more

A radiant tourbillon illuminates a shower of diamonds, revealing a double rainbow leading to a scintillating aventurine night. Following on from the launch of the Tonda 1950 Rainbow in 2019, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to present its new creation: the Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon. This haute horlogerie timepiece, driven by the ultra-thin PF517 movement, features a double gradient of extraordinary colours and represents a fine example of Parmigiani Fleurier's skill in marrying the arts of watchmaking and jewellery. The dial set with white diamonds on the Tonda 1950 Flying Tourbillon Double Rainbow is adorned with a crescent of aventurine within a gradient of coloured ......read more

Four early signs of Leukaemia every woman should know Dubai, UAE 29th March 2020: It has been observed that the incidence of acute leukaemia in the UAE residents is 1.78 per 100,000 people, with 2.31 IR in females and 1.57 IR in males. The commonly affected age group is individuals between 20 to 44 years of age, with females getting affected more than the men.  Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells, specifically the white blood cells. Though exposure to radiation and chemicals are some of the causative factors, more important causes include secondary mutations which cause the leukaemia. Dr Punit Jain, MD, DM (Haematology), Consultant Haematologist / Haemato-Oncologist & ......read more

• The UAE is the fifth country to implement this method of screening, allowing for faster testing and it’s considered as a referral center at SEHA for screening • HE Salem Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” says that SEHA has advanced technologies to detect the emerging corona virus • Testing can be completed in five minutes for a car with four passengers and results will be shared through SMS and on the SEHA app within six hours • Patients will need to book an appointment through Estijaba 8001717    Abu Dhabi, March 28, 2020: The Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Healt ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 29, 2020:   During the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are suggesting employees to work from home. Schools are also providing remote learning via various online platforms. For those who don’t have an organized workstation or stable Wi-Fi network, distractions can disrupt your productivity. Performing the first step for teleworking or schooling from home is much easier than it seems, and TP–Link offers some cutting–edge technology that helps facilitate a seamless working environment from home and uninterrupted access to the company's server at any time.  One of the issues that worries workers betting on telework, is ......read more

Sharjah, March 28, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, SCCI, has recently revealed the activation of online attestation services for all transactions through the chamber’s website or the smart application instead of coming in person to the customer happiness centers. The move comes as part of the precautionary measures adopted by the SCCI to combat the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and its implications on the business sector and to ensure the health and safety of customers while maintaining business with the same level of efficiency. The SCCI explained that the online transactions include ratifying the signature, individual sponsorship, minors permission, a cert ......read more

Online secure communication and collaboration platform witnesses high demand among businesses across the UAE   Dubai 28 March 2020:   Etisalat today announced it is expanding its CloudTalk Meeting by enabling 50 concurrent participants to join an online meeting and discussion, in response to the high volume of requests and growing demand for the service.   The three months’ free access to Etisalat’s unified communication and collaboration platform CloudTalk Meeting launched recently was well-received by the market, with  numerous businesses and government entities coming on board to use the service and streamline their operations while they work r ......read more

Retail Pioneer looks forward to easing the stress of consumers and support the decision of government authorities   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently announced that all of its branches will operate 24X7, with exceptions of Al Mamzar, Al Mizhar Mini Coop, Coop the Pointe, Al Satwa and International City. This step is as a response to the decision of The Ministry of Health and Prevention, and National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, explaining that consumers can now shop any time – day or night as per their convenience. Union Coop’s Director of Happiness and Mar ......read more

Dubai, March 26, 2020:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced the conclusion of a record-breaking 2019-2020 season for heritage sports, with new records set and greater number of participation registered for various tournaments and events that promoted Emirati cultural heritage.   Organised under the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the annual championships were held between December 2019 and March 2020 spread across key locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman.    For almost two decades, the Fazza Heritage Championships have become an enduring legacy at ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency in January, Instagram has taken steps to help people access accurate information, stay safe, and stay connected.   Today we're announcing additional updates:   • Including more educational resources in Instagram Search • Adding stickers to promote accurate information • Removing COVID-19 accounts from recommendations, unless posted by a credible health organization • Rolling out the donation sticker in more countries and helping people find relevant nonprofits to support • Creati ......read more

These are the most challenging times for the hospitality industry with unprecedented short- and long-term impact. Coronavirus has necessitated social distancing, and this is where technology can be a key determinant. Hotels need to thoughtfully and swiftly revisit their business and growth strategy while aligning technology with their business needs. Prologic First, one of the world’s leading Smart Technology Solutions providers for the hospitality industry, offers a comprehensive array of products and solutions giving hotels a competitive edge. Amlan Ghose, Managing Director of Prologic First, said, “Prologic First is committed to stand shoulder to shoulder with all our pa ......read more

Countries where people do not have a habit of washing their hands automatically tend to have a much higher exposure to coronavirus, a new study reveals. University of Birmingham researchers have discovered that at least 50% of people do not have a habit of automatic handwashing after using the toilet in China (77%), Japan (70%), South Korea (61%) and the Netherlands (50%). These countries are followed by Thailand and Kenya, where 48% do not have this habit, and Italy with 43%.  In contrast, UK and US frequencies are 25% and 23%, correspondingly. The best handwashing culture is observed in Saudi Arabia, where only 3% of people do not wash their hands habitually. Professor Ganna ......read more

The move aims to safeguard patients trying to conceive  Dubai, UAE, 26th March 2020: In the wake of the ongoing Corona crisis, Fertility centers and specialists in the UAE have started offering patients telephonic consultations to help combat the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing.  “Considering the current situation, we deem it vital to keep patients safe and secure by controlling the number of visits to the clinic. These are extraordinary times and call for extraoridinary measures. As a responsible IVF facility, we understand how important it is to act immediately, and hence have taken a step to offer telephonic consultations to our patients to conta ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   Stay positive and shine bright in head-to-toe primary brights from Marina Rinaldi   ...read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2020:  Dr. Faisal Dalfi the Specialist Internal Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi gives tips to prevent Corona Virus Covid 19: Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based rub.  Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering your body.  Keep at least 1 meter distance while on the street or in the supermarket. Avoid crowded places and go out of the house, only if absolutely necessary. The virus remains viable on metallic surface, cardboard as well as ......read more

By Simon Fisher, Executive Vice President – Gulf, ACE Group As the world holds its collective breath over the full human and geographical impact of COVID-19, which is developing on an hourly basis and which remains unclear amidst the uncertainty of exponential transmission rates, one common consideration is to what extent private insurance policies respond to the cost of treatment in countries that adopt a predominantly private healthcare model. Technically, and as a general rule, now that the virus has been classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a ‘pandemic’, healthcare policies will no longer respond to the treatment of a policyholder who has been diag ......read more

Dubai, UAE - March 26, 2020:  His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, chaired the company’s first remote board meeting to discuss business continuity and precautionary efforts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. In line with government directives on social distancing and remote working, the meeting discussed ongoing efforts by the organization to contain the spread of the virus while limiting the level of disruption to services for the people of the UAE. His Excellency concluded the meeting by thanking the Board of Directors for their ongoing support and praised employees for their commitment and collaborative spirit in a time of adversity ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:    As the world unites its efforts to fight the pandemic threat of COVID-19, Adamas Motors LLC has implemented its ‘DUTY OF CARE’ policy offering customers a special service to sanitize and disinfect their cars. Fully aware of the current health and safety requirements, the company follows the highest possible hygiene standards. It continues to adhere to the strict advice of the WHO and the protocols advised by local and international authorities. Adamas Motors will use specialized machines and products to sanitize the cars. Customers can avail the door-to-door service by simply calling and the Adamas team will pick up ......read more

The prevalence of this cancer amongst women in UAE is the highest in the world at 10.1 cases per 100,000 population Dubai, United Arab Emirates 26th March 2020:   Newly diagnosed diabetics over the age of 50 years, particularly those who are not overweight have 4 to 7 times the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to general population In the UAE, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that 17.3 percent of the adult population of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), more than 1 million people, had type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), placing the country 15th worldwide for age adjusted prevalence. They reported that the prevalence of DM is rising faster in the UAE than an ......read more

Carrier will tweak its freighter network to adjust to passenger suspension; launches passenger freighter network in line with the current environment to ensure continuity Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - March 26, 2020:   Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play a vital role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring the UAE’s import and export needs are adequately covered in line with current demand. To complement its fleet of Boei ......read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 26th March, 2020 – Mindware, the prominent Value Added Distributor in the Middle East and Africa, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with Mitel®, a global leader in business communications. As per the agreement, Mindware will market, distribute and service the entire range of Mitel’s cloud and premises-based Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions across the Gulf region. Mitel’s cloud, enterprise and next-gen collaboration applications power more than two billion business connections globally. It is the undisputed leader in cloud communications. The company’s public, private and hybrid cloud sol ......read more

Campaign will run under the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor    Dubai-UAE: 25 March, 2020:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Twitter have partnered to launch a campaign entitled #AskDXBdoctor to increase the availability of credible health information on COVID-19 on the platform through an open dialogue with the public.  Tomorrow, the authority’s account on Twitter (@DHA_Dubai) will launch the campaign through a Tweet that includes the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor, inviting the public to ask questions to registered   doctors in Dubai in both Arabic and English. Upon selecting the button that appears in the Tweet, people will be able to tweet with t ......read more

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