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Thoughtful designs of unrivalled quality with John Lewis SS18 collectionDubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  With John Lewis heritage and design at its heart, the SS18 collection celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship, inspired by palette of materials, colors and textures across shape and pattern, spanning our entire Home assortment, all intende... Read more
New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies  Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are of... Read more
February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE:  Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3.Although many might no... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).  Commenting on today’s race, the European C... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:   Time is the most precious gift you can give to anyone, and your special lady deserves nothing short of the best. To celebrate Mother’s Day, D1 Milano has on offer a range of stunning designs to make your mother feel extra special. The UltrathinDelicate details and intricate design count on this ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  W Dubai – The Palm picks up momentum towards its highly anticipated 2018 debut, with talent recruitment that brings to life the passion points of the W Brand.In advance of the resort’s premier later this year, W Dubai – The Palm has been activating its Talent search for 500 W-minded individuals... Read more
Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in FujairahFUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began ... Read more
Dubai, 22nd February, 2018:  Galderma International took another leap forward in science-based skin health solutions with an innovative awareness event featuring a Mobile Clinic to raise awareness of skin problems. Leave Your Mark is an initiative by Galderma in Partnership with ministry of health and prevention community and Dubai H... Read more
du received ‘People of Determination’ award for their innovative BabNoor project Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘People of Determination’ award at this year’s Gulf Sustainability & CSR Awards... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:  As the arrival of Cullinan nears and final preparations are made, Rolls-Royce this week offers a glimpse into what will undoubtedly be the best seat in the house. So much more than an SUV, Crossover or Off-roader, Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be Effortless, Everywhere, delivering effortless luxury everywhere its ow... Read more
The first helipad cinema in Dubai launches this week at Dubai Festival City Mall Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall is launching the first cinema on a helipad from 22 February to 14 April. In collaboration with Al-Futtaim Toyota, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema is situated on the iconic Fes... Read more
Dubai – 22 February 2018:   Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the ... Read more
Dubai, UAE; February 22, 2018:  For the second year in a row, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) successfully hosted the Italian Food Lab at Gulfood, the five-day extravaganza of food and flavours. More than 190 Italian companies displaying authentic traditional Italian produce ranging from cheese, coffee, pasta to agricultural products, participa... Read more
 It’s a global movement, and everybody is invited to the table… .  .  Dubai, UAE – February 22 2018:   The inspiring global fundraising initiative, CookForSyria is set to expand its mission into the region, with a series of activations taking place during the 2018 Dubai Food Festival. Curated by the ... Read more
 

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Dubai, UAE – February 25, 2018:  G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, held its annual employee award ceremony along with the organization’s 24th year celebration in the UAE. The ceremony was held at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort, where employees were honored in eight categories across various business services.  Since its inception in the UAE in 1994, G4S has recognized and honored its employees across various sectors. Nominated by their clients and the G4S awards committee, the organization recognizes talents from their pool of over 10,000 employees. The recognition is in eight different categories – Facility Management, Secur ......read more

Findings show 39 percent of organizations are reliant on automation, 34 percent are reliant on machine learning, 32 percent are highly reliant on AI   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018 –   Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th Cisco® 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR).     While encryption is meant to ......read more

DDoS Attacks Remain Steady, Though Increased Scanning From the Mirai Botnet Might Foreshadow Explosive Growth   UAE, Dubai – February 25, 2018 –   Newly released data that analyzed more than 7.3 trillion bot requests per month found a sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse, with more than 40 percent of login attempts being malicious, according to the Fourth Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM). According to the Ponemon Institute, credential stuffing attacks can cost businesses as much as $2.7 million on an annual basis. In addition, Akamai’s data further indicates that DDoS ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, February 2018 – Power Talk: W Style. WHAT SHE SAID is global speaker and networking series presented by W Hotels, of women inspiring women from industries reflective of the Passion Points of the W:  music, fashion, design and fuel.  W gives incredible women at the top of their game a stage upon which to share their personal stories at W properties around the world. Most events are free and open to the public on a first come first served basis, with the aim to inspire and ignite the audience in an unfiltered and uniquely W way. Each WHAT SHE SAID event includes a moderated discussion followed by a Q&A session with the audience, after which guests are encourage ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018:  South Korean cosmetics brand ETUDE HOUSE will make its Middle East debut in early 2018, promising to make local customers’ beauty dreams come true with fun and playful products that unlock their unique beauty.   With 229 stores globally, ETUDE HOUSE will open its first Middle Eastern store in Dubai in March 2018 followed by the next opening in Kuwait, at The Avenues.    Korea’s leading beauty and makeup brand, ETUDE HOUSE is known for its innovative, trend-setting approach. The brand’s philosophy is that every woman was born a dignified and beautiful being that deserves to be valued, and i ......read more

February 25, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday with a dominating 6-4 6-0 win over tournament giant killer Daria Kasatkina. It is the second time she has defended a title, after winning in Baku in 2013 and 2014, and she completed the job in just 70 minutes. Svitolina, who now has 299 career wins, is the third player in the 18-year history of the WTA event to successfully defend her title, after Justine Henin in 2004 and Venus Williams in 2010 "It feels great," said Svitolina. "I am very pleased with the performance throughout the week. When I had to play well, I played ......read more

Ulysse Nardin rounds out a classic and Freaks Out SIHH 2018 Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  Introducing the new Classico Jade 37 mm timepieces: five irresistible queens of steel demurely sized in blue, grey or red, with swirling waves of diamonds on their glamorous mother-of-pearl dials.  In 2013, Ulysse Nardin launched Jade as a tribute to a revered gemstone that the royal court in China considered “crystallized magic”—the link between heaven and earth. Now, five years later, five new Jade ladies pay homage to an even more precious stone: the diamond. These exquisite Jades have a new round case shape and a new home in the Classic Collection. Graced with ......read more

Third edition of festival continues to pay tribute to the values and extensive contributions of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. This year, the festival will offer a family-friendly programme of more than 100 activities, performances, and workshops Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 February 2018:  Organised by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the third edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival is set to kick off on Abu Dhabi Corniche from 22nd March to 31st March 2018, offering an exciting range of events with more than 100 workshops, performances and activities. The Festival, which attracted more than 197,000 visitors last yea ......read more

UAE, February 24, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) hosted the ‘Employees Annual Forum 2017’ to celebrate another year of achievements towards building a diversified and competitive economy in line with Ajman’s vision of sustainable development. The event honored the employees for their valuable contributions in enhancing the emirate’s business environment through best practices that attract investments which contribute to the growth of the national economy. His Excellency (H.E.) Ali Eissa Al-Nuaimi, Director General of DED Ajman, commended the employees' commitment to ensure work is implemented in accordance with the core value ......read more

UAE, February 24, 2018- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) is continuing its successful participation in UAE Innovation Month, in response to the leadership's directives to celebrate innovation and innovators. As part of their participation, DED-Ajman is highlighting its latest innovations aimed at improving services designed to facilitate a customer’s journey in completing their transactions. DED-Ajman is showcasing its experience as one of the first economic departments in the country to implement the ‘Smart Document’ initiative, which was developed based on extracting data from the customer and verifying the validity of this data via a scan ......read more

Thoughtful designs of unrivalled quality with John Lewis SS18 collection Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  With John Lewis heritage and design at its heart, the SS18 collection celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship, inspired by palette of materials, colors and textures across shape and pattern, spanning our entire Home assortment, all intended to elevate everyday items and bring our customers joy through design. Coastal Collection: Our SS18 Coastal colour update is a refined core of soft neutrals and grey tones mixed with a range of calming blues. This colours are used alongside solid woods, linen and natural materials. For SS18 our accent colours have been influenced by the ......read more

du’s Cloud UTM provides organisations with a comprehensive solution for combating cybercrime and securing their ICT environments Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2018:   du - from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has launched its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) service, a next-generation cybersecurity solution that extends organisations perimeters to all sites, securely. It provides an all-in-one security solution that removes the need for procuring, hosting, maintaining and managing on-premises Firewalls.  The full-service cybersecurity solution is designed to ensure that no threats can get close to an organisation’s network. du’s Cl ......read more

New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies    Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are offering a schedule of complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies from the DRYP Kitchen.     Choose between any of the following classes:    Friday 2nd March 10.30am Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins) 12.30pm Hot Yoga Sculpt (60 mins) 4pm Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)   Satu ......read more

February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE:  Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3. Although many might not be aware of the 20-year old Russian, Muguruza certainly was as Kasatkina held a match point against her when they last met a little over a year ago. That battle stretched to three hours and Muguruza only secured victory by winning the final set tiebreak. This time the tables were turned as Kasatkina fought off three match points in a dramatic ......read more

The UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences graced the award ceremony and felicitated the winners of the competition   The winners received an award of 350,000 AED each for their research proposal in the field of cyber security   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 February 2018:   Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) has announced the winners of the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’. The University of Dubai, and the University of Sharjah in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah have been declared as the competition winners.   The University of Dubai won the award for their research proposal titled &lsquo ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.08, an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.68 in 2016 and the rate of 2.01 for the previous 5-year period (2012-2016). The 2017 rate for major jet accidents (measured in jet hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.11, which was the equivalent of one major accident for every 8.7 million flights. This was an improvement over the rate of 0.39 achieved in 2016 and also better than the five-ye ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).    Commenting on today’s race, the European Champion said; “Today I didn’t have the same power as I had yesterday. There were other guys passing me and Viviani was very fast, but I was happy to fight for a good position today. The team put me in a positive position and I was in the mix with the other riders. We have another race tomorrow to try and grab a win in what shoul ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:   Time is the most precious gift you can give to anyone, and your special lady deserves nothing short of the best. To celebrate Mother’s Day, D1 Milano has on offer a range of stunning designs to make your mother feel extra special.  The Ultrathin Delicate details and intricate design count on this classic modern. Available in 6 different color options, the Ultra Thin is light as a cloud featuring a 38mm case, only 6mm in thickness, making it the ideal choice for mum’s wrist.  Featuring the finest Italian craftsmanship and meticulous design, every D1 Milano time piece is designed to remain timeless and one that will last ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  W Dubai – The Palm picks up momentum towards its highly anticipated 2018 debut, with talent recruitment that brings to life the passion points of the W Brand. In advance of the resort’s premier later this year, W Dubai – The Palm has been activating its Talent search for 500 W-minded individuals, including its search for the iconic global roles of the W Insider and W Music Curator. In its search for a team that fuses the W passion with Dubai’s melting pot of cultures, W Dubai – The Palm have looked globally from destinations around the world for applicants that reflect the W attitude, experience and lust for life by bei ......read more

Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in Fujairah FUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began on Friday 23rd February in the Madhab area in Fujairah.   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of preserving the heritage of the UAE through customs and traditions inherited from parents and grandparents.   The first ever falconry championship ......read more

H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new electronic platform to help serve the country's National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises and projects, the executive arm of the SME's Council. The launch of the platform is one of the initiatives being launched by the Ministry as part of their celebration of UAE Innovation Month 2018 and also falls in line with the continuing efforts to support Emirati entrepreneurs--enhancing their roles and recognizing the contributions made by the SME segment in the overall development of the UAE. H.E. Al Mansoori pointed out that the platform will serve as a gateway for UAE pioneers and ent ......read more

Dubai, 22nd February, 2018:  Galderma International took another leap forward in science-based skin health solutions with an innovative awareness event featuring a Mobile Clinic to raise awareness of skin problems.  Leave Your Mark is an initiative by Galderma in Partnership with ministry of health and prevention community and Dubai Health Authority as well as the Emirates Dermatology Society. The recently concluded 3-day event, took place from 20th – 22nd February 2018 at Dubai International Academic Society.  Dr.Hesham Abdallah, Galderma Head for ME, Africa, Russia, India and Turkey who was present at the event said “The event represented a strategic s ......read more

Nokia today announced that Etisalat has chosen the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) SD-WAN solution as a key element in its cloud transformation program. Nuage Networks VNS enables Etisalat to provide automated, dynamic, programmable and more efficient services to its enterprise customers. It will enable self-service ordering and configuration of services, as well as the ability to manage and control them based on the individual requirements of the enterprise. As enterprises embrace cloud services, Etisalat is transforming its digital services infrastructure to support them. Realizing the potential and benefit of cloud-based and software-defined technologies, Etisalat had ......read more

German Medical Center FZ-LLC story of the miraculous birth. German Medical Center FZ-LLC specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center medical professionals reform all vital aspects of your healthcare. German Medical Center FZ-LLC located at Dubai Healthcare City, Ibn Sina Building 27, Block B, Clinic 302 & 404. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 22, 2018:   German Medical Center the Dubai-based leading medical center specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Int ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:  Speakers and participants of 7th edition of regional conference discuss the shape of the financial system of the future and unanimously underline the importance of driving technological innovation   Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain; 22nd February 2018: The GCC Financial Forum, held on 20th and 21st February 2018 in Manama, Bahrain, put digital transformation in the financial industry in the spotlight and reinforced the significance of pursuing a forward-thinking approach with respect to integrating new technologies into existing business models and strategies.  Euromoney Conferences and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) were hono ......read more

Opportunity to help local truck drivers drive more safely  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22nd February 2018 –   Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, hosted its first Be Road Safe event specifically created for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai on Thursday, February 22nd. The event aims to promote the importance of road safety and highlight existing risks across the region. 48 countries have taken part in the initiative to date through the Road Safety Relay.  The UAE Be Road Safe event, sponsored by Puma Energy and Impala Terminals, took place at Puma Energy’s Gulf Refining Company building in the port of ......read more

du received ‘People of Determination’ award for their innovative BabNoor project  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘People of Determination’ award at this year’s Gulf Sustainability & CSR Awards, held on the 20th February in Dubai.  The award recognises du’s BabNoor Project, an initiative to assist the ongoing development of communication skills and learning in children with a range of disabilities. This was achieved by distributing a free app to learning centres for children with special needs and then monitoring the ef ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:   German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, introduces its medical expertise to the topic of Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a malignancy that affects the bones and is rare in children, but bone sarcoma is one of the three malignant tumors after leukemia and lymphoma in adolescents and adults. This tumor stems from rapid growth of cells in sites surrounding the bone, such as cartilage, fibroblasts, bone-forming cells, and more.  Providing the right medical attention to persons suffering pulmon ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:  As the arrival of Cullinan nears and final preparations are made, Rolls-Royce this week offers a glimpse into what will undoubtedly be the best seat in the house. So much more than an SUV, Crossover or Off-roader, Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be Effortless, Everywhere, delivering effortless luxury everywhere its owner chooses to venture. Such boundless luxury will be enhanced through a suite of features only the designers, craftspeople and artisans at the Home of Rolls-Royce can imagine and create.  The first of these authentic Bespoke features is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Viewing Suite. Designed and engineered at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwoo ......read more

Qualcomm Anticipates that its Future Snapdragon 5G Mobile Chipsets Will Use Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV Process Technology    DUBAI, UAE – Feb 22, 2018 –   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced their intention to expand their decade-long foundry relationship into EUV (extreme ultra violet) lithography process technology, including the manufacture of future Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G mobile chipsets using Samsung's 7-nanometer (nm) LPP (Low Power Plus) EUV process technology.   Using 7L ......read more

The first helipad cinema in Dubai launches this week at Dubai Festival City Mall   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall is launching the first cinema on a helipad from 22 February to 14 April. In collaboration with Al-Futtaim Toyota, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema is situated on the iconic Festival Bay and will screen family favourite movies each weekend, including Overdrive, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Monster Family and more.   Shoppers need to simply provide any receipt of purchase from the Mall to get their ticket to the cinema experience.    As part of Dubai Festival City Mall&rsq ......read more

DUBAI – February 22, 2018:   Jaleel Cash & Carry, the region’s largest bulk buy outlet chain and a division of UAE-based leading investment company Jaleel Holdings, has announced the development of its biggest facility at Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC) at an investment of AED 100 million. The DWSC is the region’s largest fully integrated wholesale hub.  Jaleel Cash & Carry has revolutionized the FMCG wholesale market in the region. Jaleel Holdings introduced the popular cash-and-carry concept of the European and US markets to the Middle East region with due consideration to the unique characteristics and requirements of the region. Jaleel Cash & C ......read more

Dubai – 22 February 2018:   Dubai Customs inaugurated today Thursday 22nd February 2018 a number of new innovation projects at its main building in parallel with the UAE Innovation Month 2018. These included the “Innovation Oasis” and the opening of its childcare center in a new design under the theme “Buds of the Future”, plus the launch of digital applications around children stories. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation launched a number of innovation projects in the Department in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, a numbe ......read more

WiFi UAE launches new price plans for users giving more choice and better value to high-speed WiFi  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   UAE residents can now reap the benefits of more flexible WiFi options across more locations than ever before with WiFi UAE. du is revamping its WiFi UAE pricing options to suit the needs of different profile users in a wide variety of locations, continuing to support the goal of making Dubai a smart city as part of the UAE Vision 2021.  With Premium high-speed internet access on-the-go at over 400 hotspots around the UAE, WiFi UAE creates millions of connections nationally, providing the option of fast browsing, large file download and ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 22, 2018:  For the second year in a row, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) successfully hosted the Italian Food Lab at Gulfood, the five-day extravaganza of food and flavours. More than 190 Italian companies displaying authentic traditional Italian produce ranging from cheese, coffee, pasta to agricultural products, participated in the largest event of its kind in the region. Gianpaolo Bruno, Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan at ITA, said: “According to recent reports, the food and beverage sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states is expected to continue to grow at a healthy 7.1% annually, reaching $196 billion by 2021, from the curre ......read more

 It’s a global movement, and everybody is invited to the table…     Dubai, UAE – February 22 2018:   The inspiring global fundraising initiative, CookForSyria is set to expand its mission into the region, with a series of activations taking place during the 2018 Dubai Food Festival. Curated by the mysterious and award-winning London based Foodie, ClerkenwellBoy, and SUITCASE Magazine’s Serena Guen with support of Gemma Bell & Co, in partnership with Unicef NEXTGeneration London, the global movement raises vital funds for Unicef’s Children of Syria Fund, with support from the world’s top chefs, restaurants and volunteers ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 22, 2018 –   Security. Privacy. Reliability. Productivity. These are critical features that enterprise smartphone users demand and can be found in the Android Enterprise Recommended BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion from TCL Communication. The need for greater mobile security is now more important than ever, and more enterprises are choosing the flexibility of Android for their organizations. With the all-new Google-led Android Enterprise Recommended program, businesses large and small now have the confidence in selecting, deploying and managing Android devices such as BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion to meet their nee ......read more

Learn make-up tips and tricks from the best in the industry this March at the most sought after beauty event of the year MAC Cosmetics announced as headline sponsor of event Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:  They are setting the internet and the make-up industry alight and MyBeautyFest, a one of a kind beauty extravaganza, is bringing cutting-edge celebrity make-up artists and influencers together to share their ultimate secrets and tips with beauty enthusiasts from the region in a series of masterclass sessions, featuring Hrush Achemyan (Styledbyhrush), Fouz Al Fahad (Therealfouz), and  Sonia and Fyza Ali ( SoniaXFaza ). While you’re at MyBeautyFest, you won’t w ......read more

Success favours the well groomed… And scrubbed. Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:  Many men’s showering and grooming routines consist of using soap, razor and warm water – not knowing that the lack of exfoliation for dead skin cells can make the skin look tired, flaky and dull.  Bean Body, the premium coffee scrub company believes that exfoliating the skin should be part of every modern man’s weekly routine as it helps the skin look cleaner, fresher and smoother. For this reason, Bean Body designed a face and body scrub for the manliest of men to help maximise their grooming routine and maintain healthy looking skin.   The Bean Body Man Scrub c ......read more

First images released ahead of unveiling at Geneva Motor Show     Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:  The Ferrari 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling.   The Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward from the previous special series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor s ......read more

U12 UAE Schools and Streets teams demonstrate great potential for development UAE Girls Challenge Abu Dhabi teams up for the challenge in national semi-finals Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 February 2018 –   The last day of du Football Champions (duFC)’s Abu Dhabi group stages took place this week during which top teams in the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups in each category faced off in the knock out stage which will determine which team will move forward to the UAE National Semi-Finals which will be hosted in Dubai in April.   They new UAE Schools and Streets Cups’ U12 category, which was introduced to enable younger football players with t ......read more

February 22 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:  Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina and third seed Karolina Pliskova were involved in lengthy contests at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday, but both emerged as winners. Svitolina was stretched by Qiang Wang, who only received a place in the main draw as a lucky loser, but prevailed 6-1 5-7 6-2 in two hours 10 minutes, and Pliskova also took over two hours to overcome Carla Suarez Navarro 5-7 6-2 6-4. Wimbledon champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza defeated wild card Catherine Bellis 6-3 7-5 in a match that finished at 1.51am. But French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and Wimbledon semi-finalist Johanna Konta b ......read more

UAE, February 21, 2018 - Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently received H.E. Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of Dubai Government Human Resources Department, accompanied by a top-level delegation during a recent meeting held on HBMSU campus. During the meeting, HBMSU presented the University's leadership in the global adoption of academic accelerators in an innovative educational system that meets the need of the 21st century. It also highlighted the University's plans to develop academic programs according to specific accelerators based on innovation, entrepreneurship and intelligence, and introduce them through elect ......read more

The new home packages offer premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 February 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, announced the launch of its new flexible home plans, du Home, offering premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds all over the UAE.  This launch highlights the first time UAE residents will be able to choose du home plan that allows the customization of premium TV content and own their entertainment experience regardless of where they live, in addition to Live TV content which is part of their plans. “We are offering a new level of flexibility for customers to ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 22, 2018:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the addition of a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome, effective 25 March 2018. The new service will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.   The additional frequencies will be introduced in phases, beginning 25 March 2018, with five extra weekly flights, rising to a twice-a-day service from 1 May 2018.   The double-daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between the capital cities of the UAE and Italy, and further increase connectivity to and fr ......read more

Activities took place across the city from 18-22 February  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2018 –  The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has announced the successful run of the Dubai leg of its Waste-Free Environment (WFE) campaign, with community outreach activities taking place across the city since 18 February 2018. In Dubai, activities included school visits where presentations on recycling alongside interactive learning experiences, competitions and quizzes, took place. GPCA staff will also interact with members of the public on 22 February at an awareness kiosk set up at Mercato Mall where visitors can work with artisans in making ......read more

Dubai – UAE: 21 February, 2018 –   PAC Technologies LLC opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters at Dubai Industrial Park (DI), the industrial district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), with a special inauguration ceremony. Spanning an area of 73000 sq feet within DI, the new industrial landmark conforms to the Dubai Municipality green building mandate, hosting a well-integrated laboratory, R&D center, offices, and three production lines that will cater to the growing need of the export market for construction chemicals. The event drew a host of high-profile guests including Sheikh Tahnoun bin Saeed AlNahyan, His Excellency Fouad Chehab Dandan, Ambassado ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21st February 2018:    The HIGHER SHARI’A AUTHORITY held its 1st meeting of 2018 at 9:00am on Wednesday, 21st February 2018, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi.   The meeting was attended by:  His Excellency Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori  His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz Al Hadad, Chairman.  Prof. Dr. Jasim Ali Al Shamsi, Board Member.  Dr. Issam Muhammad Ishaq, Board Member.  Dr. Oznan Hasan, Board Member.  Dr. Usaid Muhammad Adeeb Al Kilani, Board Member. In addition to a group of Central Bank’s senior officials.   H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoor ......read more

Al Zeyoudi: The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will contribute to meeting the UAE Energy Strategy and the realization of the UAE’s voluntary commitments to the Paris Agreement The project will improve air quality by cutting down up to 21 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year Abu Dhabi-UAE – 21 February 2018 -   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Cabinet Member and UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant today, where he witnessed the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation ‘s (ENEC) commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi also observed the sign ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:   Deloitte has just launched the eighth edition of the GCC Powers of Construction report, which provides an overview of the construction industry performance in the gulf countries. The report cites a robust pipeline of projects currently in the planning stages, which indicates there is still demand for construction projects, driven by social needs, initiatives associated with economic transformation plans, government’s commitment towards investment in infrastructure, as well as tourism related projects. Deloitte’s report highlights the importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, includi ......read more

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, successfully launched a new guide entitled, ‘The Innovative Guide for Companies in the UAE,’ which was done by the Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the National Research Council (CNR) – Research Institute on the Sustainable economic growth. The new guide was developed and released in line with the set goals and objectives of the UAE Vision 2021. The new guide, which is being released in both English and Arabic versions, highlights the Ministry's role in the implementation of the UAE National Innovation Strategy. The launch was also held as part of the Ministry's celebration of the UAE Innova ......read more

DUBAI, UAE. - February 21, 2018 -   Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company is participating in IDC's Middle East CIO Summit that started today, Wednesday. The summit gathers the region's most influential ICT leaders to discuss the region's rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape. At the summit, Equinix engaged with CIOs and other C-level executives from various Middle East companies guiding them on how they can rearchitect their IT infrastructure in the era of digital transformation.  Business survival in the digital economy requires new thinking about IT architecture and how to leverage colocation data centers at the ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  2018 commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, also widely known as “the wise man of the Arabs”. Born on May 6, 1918, he was the first Sheikh of Abu Dhabi, going on to become the founder and undisputed leader of the United Arab Emirates from the date of its creation on December 2, 1971. He died on November 2, 2004, having devoted thirty years of his life to structuring the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed made his country into a leading regional power, developing the country’s resources and generously redistributing oil wealth to its inhabitants. He transformed his nation, building hundreds of s ......read more

New campus with state-of-the-art facilities will cater to pupils from Years 3-13 Abu Dhabi, UAE (February 21, 2018) –   Repton School Abu Dhabi announced a significant expansion of its presence in Abu Dhabi with the launch of a new campus occupying a 25,000 sq. meter plot on Al Reem Island with a range of world-class facilities for pupils and staff. The new campus, called Fry Campus, which soft launched in September 2017 is currently catering to pupils from Years 3-6. The school will offer 3 more year groups (up to Year 9) for the academic year starting September 2018 and will eventually provide specialist facilities for pupils from Years 3-13. The new campus, which can ......read more

New campus with state-of-the-art facilities will cater to pupils from Years 3-13 Abu Dhabi, UAE (February 21, 2018) –   Repton School Abu Dhabi announced a significant expansion of its presence in Abu Dhabi with the launch of a new campus occupying a 25,000 sq. meter plot on Al Reem Island with a range of world-class facilities for pupils and staff. The new campus, called Fry Campus, which soft launched in September 2017 is currently catering to pupils from Years 3-6. The school will offer 3 more year groups (up to Year 9) for the academic year starting September 2018 and will eventually provide specialist facilities for pupils from Years 3-13. The new campus, which can ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, on the Fifa World Cup Trophy visiting Dubai. “The tour of the Fifa World Cup trophy to more than 60 cities around the world is evidence of its global appeal and a confirmation of Fifa World Cup’s status as the greatest sporting extravaganza on the planet. “The trophy’s visit to Dubai as part of its global tour confirms the country’s position on the international sporting map. Dubai is one of the leading destinations of the world; it is a brand which enjoys great trust and an enviable reputation on the global stage, whether it be the world of politics, economics, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Finnair is extending the operating period for both its Chicago and San Francisco routes during the upcoming fall. The Helsinki-Chicago route will be extended until December 3 with two weekly flights. Originally, the route was set to operate from April 19 until October 27. Chicago is the largest city in the American Midwest and a global hub for business, leisure and the arts. Finnair started a seasonal service to Chicago during the summer of 2015. The Helsinki-San Francisco route will now be extended until December 5 with two weekly frequencies. Originally, the route was to be operated from May 3 until September 27.  San Francisco is well-known for ......read more

IKEA launches a one-of-a-kind ‘Nap Truck’ for the snoozy public - find the truck and take a power nap as it travels across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 22 February to 6 March United Arab Emirates, 21st February 2018:  IKEA, the much-loved Swedish retailer, is going out on the road for two weeks to help members of the public catch up on their sleep in the ‘IKEA Nap Truck’.  Complete with a beautiful bedroom to instil rest and relaxation, sleepy passers-by, visitors and fans of the brand will be able to try this one-of-a-kind mobile sleep experience and take a 20-minute power nap.  According to IKEA’s recent survey* one in three people in ......read more

Rado unveils glamorous garden-inspired timepiece   Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Rado is known for its avant-garde approach to design and materials, but the Swiss watchmaker is now taking its cues from nature too. The pioneering brand has added a glamorous garden-inspired piece to its super slim True Thinline collection.   Following last year's successful introduction of four high-tech ceramic colours to the True Thinline collection, Rado presents this gorgeous green timepiece, now featuring intricate and organic detailing. The tone-on-tone dial is crafted from green mother-of-pearl with a delicate leaf structure printed onto its underside. Gold-coloured inde ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Finnair is expanding its network and will open a direct, year-round route between Helsinki and Minsk on June 9, 2018. Flights between Helsinki and Minsk will be operated twice per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with an Embraer 190 aircraft. Currently, Finnair also co-operates with Belavia on the Helsinki-Minsk route and Finnair’s own flights will bring the total amount of weekly flights up to five.  Minsk is well known for its history, architecture and cultural arts scene. The city’s many museums and historical sites also offer interesting activities for travelers interested in history and culture.   “A direct rout ......read more

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it will be hosting its 7th Middle East User Conference in Dubai from February 27 to 28, 2017 at the Address Dubai Marina. Raj Sabhlok, President, ManageEngine, will deliver the keynote, highlighting the evolving role of IT management and cybersecurity in addressing the latest developments in global cloud, networking, and security management with the advent of new technologies such as Bot, AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. According to IDC, despite crossing the $2.4 billion mark in 2018, security spending in Middle East, Africa, and Turkey (META) will continue to be insufficient due to the increasingly complex natu ......read more

Substantial investment by Servcorp has already seen the opening of co-working facilities in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and London Deployment of funds will see the launch of co-working spaces in Dubai, Riyadh and Bahrain by June 2018 Additional USD 8 million allocated globally to enhance customer experience Estimated growth of 22% for worldwide co-working industry spaces in 2017, with 1.18 million individual users, according to “2017 Global Co-Working Survey” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2018:   Servcorp, an originator and innovator in serviced offices, virtual offices and co-working environments, has said that the investment of over USD 16 mill ......read more

Dubai, UAE – 21st February 2018:   As strange as it might sound, moonlight doesn’t exist. It is an illusion, and even the word “moonlight” is misleading. The moon gives off no light of its own, it only reflects light from the sun. In effect, moonlight is sunlight, projected onto Earth via the moon.   If there’s one person who can be relied upon to thoroughly grasp this concept, it’s Stepan Sarpaneva, the independent Finnish watchmaker whose work has become synonymous with the moonphase display. Little wonder, then, that the second collaboration between MB&F and Stepan Sarpaneva has resulted in a horological creation that occupies t ......read more

DUBAI – February 21, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services with strong presence in the MENA, announced that its digital growth initiative Accelerate has partnered with Google. This is to empower businesses with solutions to get ahead of the digital evolution and stay consumer ready. Capillary Technologies, a SaaS (Software as a Service) major, offers a robust partner and customer service channel to support consumer facing businesses. The company has over 700 Capillary associates across 11 global offices are continually innovating to find new ways for brands to make their consumers' lives easier ......read more

February 21 2018 – DUBAI, UAE:   Angelique Kerber demonstrated the fantastic form that has seen her win 13 of her 15 matches this season as she swept aside 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes. Kerber, who has fully turned around a challenging 2017 to win Sydney, reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals in Doha, dominated her opponent from the start and once she had taken an early lead she showed no signs of surrendering her advantage. Now she will face the player who beat Strycova in the 2016 final, Sara Errani. "Yeah, I think I played a good match. I played a solid match,&qu ......read more

Nation Towers reports most successful Shop & Win season, registering record numbers over 2016    Abu Dhabi, February 21, 2018 -   Nation Galleria, Abu Dhabi’s high-end boutique retail destination at Nation Towers, welcomed its festive seasonal ‘Let’s Celebrate’ Shop & Win campaign for the second year, from November 2017 to January 2018. The luxury retail destination reports a record year of campaign success, with a major average increase in voucher redemption, compared to 2016 campaign shopper engagement.    This year, Nation Towers celebrated and enhanced the retail experience with an array of vibrant entertainment acts cater ......read more

Dubai, UAE,  February 21, 2018:     FY 2017 (Million KD)  FY 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Q4 2017 (Million KD)  Q4 2016 (Million KD)  Variance (%) Revenue 1,407 1,234 14% 386 314.8 22.6% Net Revenue 469.9  429.1 9.5% 125.7 112.4 12% EBITDA  135.2 115.2 17.4% 37.6 31.4 19.8% Net Profit  68.5 59.1  16%  19.3 15.7 22.5% EPS (fils)  54.4 46.7  16.6%  15.3 1 ......read more

Dubai, 21 February 2018:  Danube Building Material, the number one building material company in the Middle East organized an exquisite exhibition of surfaces to mark the launch of its Nouveau Surfaces at AnYahh art gallery from 19th February to 21st February 2018. The new collection was installed across the art gallery like beautiful art pieces to create a world of artistic expression for the visitors. To grace the occasion present on the event were H.E. Valentina Setta - Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Dubai, Founder and Chairman Mr. Rizwan Sajan and other senior management of the group.  The collection comes in four eclectic forms which are Viaggio - melamine f ......read more

Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2017, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 82%.   Abu Dhabi, February 21 2018:  Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments for 2017 Etisalat UAE subscriber base reached 12.6 million, representing a year on year growth of 3%.   Etisalat UAE revenues amounted to AED 31.2 billion and increased year over year by 3%. Etisalat UAE net profit after federal royalty amounted to AED 8.2 billion and increased year over year by 5 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Celebrity Master Chef  Mr Sanjeev Kapoor visits Al Maya booth at Gulfood 2018.  Mr Kapoor has now to its credit “Khichdi”.  He has many restaurants to its credit in India and UAE.  Mr Kapoor, the celebrity Master Chef has over one dozen restaurants in the UAE under his brand name. Photograph shows L-R PIC WA0027 -  Mr Rakesh Jha, Mr Ram Kaurani, Master Chef Mr Sanjeev Kapoor and Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group. ...read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Roger Dubuis, has announced the launch of two limited edition masterpieces to commemorate the National Day of Kuwait on February 25.   These exclusive commemorative watches – an Excalibur 45 and an Excalibur Spider 45 - are specifically designed to incorporate in its signature facets, the national colours of the Kuwaiti flag, in recognition of the achievements of the Kuwaiti leadership and citizens and to express the maison's appreciation of being enthusiastically received by fine watch aficionados in Kuwait.   Limited to only eight pieces, the Excalibur Spider 45 mm, sports an elegant black DLC skeletonized titanium case a ......read more

HE Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi announces that 7 of the winners will be hosted at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi and get the chance to meet to HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and explain their innovative projects to HH. UAE Young Scientist Award goes to Sultan Binbader from Alrefah School for his 'Emergency Robot' project. 6 UAE Ministers take part in the student retreat discussions and listen to students challenges and aspirations. Winners of 3D competition announced Dubai, 21 February 2018:   The National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival organized by the Ministry of Education and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed A ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The annual Plantation Week reflects the nationwide commitment to changing the landscape from desert to greenery. This commitment to the environment was instilled by the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the hearts of the Emirati people. Sheikh Zayed’s holistic approach to agriculture and plantation has been a major contributor to achieving the sustainability of natural resources today.”  He elaborated that over the course of the past 37 years, since the Plantation Week and other greenery initia ......read more

With more new watches than ever to show at this year’s sihh,  Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Audemars Piguet’s collection is bursting with colour and contrast, vibrant with new ideas, material combinations and design features. First, the Royal Oak RD#2, the world’s thinnest selfwinding perpetual calendar at just 6.30mm thick, marks a new watchmaking record, the latest in a long line of world firsts for the Manufacture.  Also featured, the celebration of the Royal  Oak Offshore’s 25th  anniversary, along with surprising new additions to the collection and a strong showing for ceramics. Women’s watches have a couple of chapter ......read more

It’s time for Women in Science to Shine Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen  Dubai, 21 February 2018 –   L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year’s program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the region.  The initiative supports Arab women scientists and researchers in the region to pursue ......read more

21% rise compared to 2016 Dubai – 21 February 2018:  Dubai Customs made 1,628 seizures during 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016, which means a 21% increase over 2016.The Department of Passenger Operations at the airport had the lion’s share with 859 seizures, followed by Land Customs Centers Management with 699 seizures, Air Customs Centers Management with 58 seizures, Jebel Ali Customs Centers with 9 seizures, and Coastal Customs Centre Management with 3 seizures.  Intensive training to Dubai Customs officers and equipping the centers with the latest inspection equipment were among the reasons behind this achievement.  The “White Salt&rdquo ......read more

H.E. Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade Affairs recently met with H.E Ayana Zewdie, Ethiopian, Minister of State for Trade, to discuss strategic ways on how to further enhance cooperation with Ethiopia, especially across potential investment opportunities in agriculture and food industries. The meeting was held at the Ministry's headquarters in Dubai on the sidelines of the Ethiopian delegation's participation at Gulfood 2018, the world’s largest annual food trade show, held from February 18 to 22, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).      The meeting discussed ways to consolidate cooperation throug ......read more

ADSB’s gross profit and net profit both increased compared to 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 20, 2018 –   Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has released its financial results for the financial year ended 31 December 2017. The report was accompanied by a statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, who provided highlights from the successful business year. Overall, 2017 was another positive year for ADSB, as the company surpassed targets, re-branded its market position, and continued to build on the momentum from all operational segments. In his statement, Dr. Al Mazrouei called attention to the even more improved financial position of the c ......read more

Innovative mobile App, Tawari, promises rapid medical assistance   SHARJAH, Feb 20 , 2018 –   A new mobile App promises patients with chronic illness reduced waiting time at hospital and easy way to call an ambulance. Developed by a student of Skyline University College Sharjah, the App called ‘Tawari’ is currently on display at the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of the UAE Innovation Month being celebrated in Sharjah from February 15-21.   The App is one of the 12 innovative projects that have advanced to the final stage of the Innovation Competition organized as part of the third International Forum on Innovation and E ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:  For more than two decades, the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of global renewable energy deployment. The adoption of long-term targets and supporting policy measures has resulted in strong growth in renewable energy deployment across the region, from a 9% share in gross final energy consumption in 2005 to 16.7% in 2015. The REmap study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), prepared in co-operation with the European Commission,  identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies. Key findings:  The EU could double the renewable s ......read more

Historic one-off flight to test airport’s A380 operations and readiness  Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2018:   For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Beirut on 29 March. The airline’s flagship double-decker will become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Beirut, and Emirates is working with the airport to test the operations and necessary infrastructure to accommodate an A380 service. The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 957 and EK 958, departing Dubai at 0725hrs and arriving in Beirut at 1030hrs. The flight will depart Beirut at 1415hrs arriving in Dubai at 1 ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 20, 2018 –   Turkish Airlines, flying to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, marks another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. With existing services to city–hubs of Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, Cape Town, Johannesburg and more, Turkish Airlines now adds flights to Freetown as its 52nd destination in Africa.   Beginning February 24, Turkish Airlines will operate its Freetown flights 2 times per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.   The services wi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Umm al-Quwain: The timely intervention of Malabar Gold Charity Division has relieved employees from dismal conditions after being jobless for over 6 months. Malabar Gold’s successful involvement assisted the employees of Golden Fork bakery to complete the formalities and return to their homeland after obtaining air tickets from the company.  The charity division of Malabar Gold has involved voluntarily and raised the issue before concerned authorities immediately after the plight of these unfortunate employees and their months long sufferings came to attention. Initially the basic amenities have been provided till the date of departure. Nece ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 20th FEBRUARY, 2018– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given the company an overall “Positive” rating in its 2018 Vendor Rating report for the fourth consecutive time. From Red Hat’s perspective, the overall “Positive” rating reflects on the strength of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, container-based technologies and datacenter automation, as well as our ability to meet customers’ needs as they modernize IT systems with flexible and agile open sour ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:   There were upsets and thrilling battles on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, as former champion Agnieszka Radwanska failed to reach the second round as she fell 7-5 6-4 to Daria Kasatkina, and Johanna Konta made tournament history. Radwanska won the title in 2012 but last year she suffered a number of injury and illness setbacks and has struggled to regain her place in the top 10. Although she offered stubborn resistance in the first set she failed to find a way back in the second. "I know it's going to be difficult," said the former world number two who is now ranked outside the top 30. "We can se ......read more

Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:   Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a vehicle on the frozen lakes of St Moritz. Barrow previously broke the same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87 km/h while being towed behind a car across the same frozen lake in St Moritz.  Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due t ......read more

Airline resumes second daily service to the city  DUBAI, U.A.E., 20 February, 2018 –   Emirates today announced it will resume a second daily service to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, from 1 June 2018. The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class, and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. Portugal boasts a warm temperate climate and a long coastline of beaches, scenic villages and a rich culture and history, attracting visitors from all over the world. According to Turismo de Portugal, a record 21 million people visited the country in 2017, a ......read more

Join other moms at the Johnson’s® Baby tent to learn more about your baby’s skin and its needs. Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018:  Johnson’s® Baby is hosting an interactive event at JBR walk to introduce their first semi-therapeutic product range, especially suited to protect baby skin against the harsh environmental conditions in the Middle East. Families will have the chance to come and experience a first-of-its-kind, futuristic technology to test their skin dryness levels and learn more about how to keep babies’ skin healthy and moisturized.  Parents can look forward to participating in some interesting activities, take-away useful goodies and c ......read more

Dubai – UAE: 19 February, 2018 –  Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), the global hub for trade and manufacturing, is showcasing its latest comprehensive products and services portfolio catered to the food industry at Gulfood 2018, the world’s largest annual food trade show. DWSC significantly expanded its offering to the food industry with the launch of Dubai Food Park (DFP) in July 2017, and it now provides a full range of services to both food manufacturers and traders through its two innovative parks; DFP and Dubai Industrial Park (DI). DI offers a fully integrated infrastructure and facilities for light and medium food manufacturers, while DFP, the first park of its ......read more

The electronics giant ran a consumer competition on their Facebook page Dubai, February 19, 2018:  Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has concluded its search for best legacy recipes on its popular social media platforms recently. The campaign, which received an overwhelming response from various nationalities across the GCC, was held to draw in the best recipes passed down through generations.  Speaking about the competition and engaging target consumers online, Mr. Karthik Moorthy, Vice President, Nikai Group of Companies, said, “Our social media team developed the idea of sharing the best recipes that have been passed down by mothers to our fo ......read more

Freshened exterior and interior appearances Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:   Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan. With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Tommy Hilfiger, one of the world's leading premium lifestyle brands once again delivers on  superior styling, quality and value with their new ‘Classic American Cool’ collections. The brand has become globally renowned as the pioneer of ‘Classic American cool’, as these watches represent people who are youthful, energetic and very active and fulfilling the expectations of those who desire either classy elegant style in watches and also of for those who prefer to make a modernistic statement. These Tommy Hilfiger timepieces are priced at AED 1,150 (Blue) and AED 1,095 (Silver)  and are available across Hour Choic ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018:   Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, promises an action-packed week filled with entertainment options for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the Chinese New Year celebrations and for all movie enthusiast, there’s no place better than Roxy, the city’s only boutique cinema experience to catch all the Oscar nominated films.    Chinese New Year Celebrations   Brief:               Boxpark will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a series of performances, bound to transport guests to an oriental wonderland. With Chinese lanterns decorating the destinations, Chinese d ......read more

19 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Thought Foundation will hold its annual conference FIKR16, titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, on 10-12 April at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai-United Arab Emirates.   FIKR16 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in an in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences to address the challenges currently facing the Arab world. Attendees will discuss relevant policies and potential solutions to be incorporated into a future action plan aimed at stabili ......read more

UAE, February 19, 2018 - At least 100 Brazilian organizations participating as exhibitors at the ongoing Gulfood 2018, the Middle East’s leading food trade expo, are currently showcasing their high-quality, locally made products at the Dubai World Trade Centre in line with their strategy to optimize new business regional and international opportunities. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has its own exhibition stand in the Dubai, UAE event which also houses five companies from the vast South American country.  The five corporations are Almada Brazilian Spices; Nutrire; FIB Halal (Brazilian Federation for Halal Certification); Primo Logistics; and Ostinato – all ......read more

Bayt.com Job Index found that the skills most sought by companies hiring in the UAE are good communication in Arabic and English, being a team player, and ability to work under pressure Dubai, UAE, 19  February 2018:   There is a positive outlook for the job market in the UAE, according to the Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey, which revealed that a large majority (86%) of UAE companies intend to hire new people in the next year, and three quarters (75%) saying they will be hiring in the next three months. What’s more, nearly four in five (79%) working respondents in the UAE claim that their company has hired new employees in the last 12 months.  The Bayt. ......read more

A VIP tour visit was organized to mark the importance of People of Determination VIP delegates from ADEK, Mubadala and ZHO witness innovative activities conducted by People of Determination as part of the ‘lema?’ program Over 300 students enjoyed specially designed ‘lema?’ sessions at the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs (ZHO) Abu Dhabi, February 19th, 2018:  The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) organized a VIP tour visit to the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs (ZHO) as part of its ‘lema?’ program, in the presence of 300 students with special needs. ADE ......read more

Samsung is propelling Internet of Things (IoT) forward by incorporating SmartThings & AI across product categories Samsung has taken a step further in enhancing the ultimate home entertainment experience with the introduction of the all-new 8K QLED TV and the integration of SmartThings across its Smart TV line-up  Samsung is redefining connectivity in the home with the IoT-ready QuickDrive™ washing machine and Wi-Fi connected Wind-Free™ air conditioner, while bringing the hub of the kitchen to life with voice ID recognition on its Family Hub refrigerator Samsung is infusing technology with intelligence through integrating Bixby and SmartThings on its smart mobil ......read more

Emirati conglomerate has shaped the landscape of the UAE for six decades Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018 –   Established in 1958 by brothers Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah as a modest trading venture with a capital investment of only 2,000 rupees, Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group comprise one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected Emirati conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, today. This year, the Group is commemorating its 60th anniversary milestone with a year-long celebration, themed ’60 Years of Excellence’.  Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group’s 60th anniversary coincides with the Year of Zayed, underscoring the vi ......read more

RoohAfza has been growing at 20% year-on-year and controls nearly half of India’s Dhs. 600 million concentrated syrup market Company eyes local and global consumers; plans to launch their signature product “Safi” next, within this year RoohAfza is a popular way to break the Ramadan fast for Muslims during the holy month. February 19, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Hamdard Laboratories, India, a 111-year-old iconic and a highly trusted FMCG company of the country, has launched its flagship and popular drink brand RoohAfza in the UAE market. The announcement, which was made at Gulf Food expo in Dubai, marks the brand’s first outing in the UAE, with a promise ......read more

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