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Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2017:  Roderer, a Dubai-headquartered luxury brand, have partnered with Harvey Nichols Riyadh. The luxury, leather good and accessories brand, will showcase a range of bespoke accessories available at Harvey Nichols Riyadh, in the prestigious Al Faisaliah District, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The collaboration... Read more
February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017."Especially in the first round I think it's... Read more
Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul.Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA... Read more
Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Ruya, the Anatolian restaurant and bar hot spot located at the Grosvenor House, invites Jazz enthusiasts to commence their evening in style on its impressive outdoor terrace and mark this year’s 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival.The stunning ambience will set the right mood for the... Read more
Sharjah, February 21, 2017:   The 2nd Inter-School Cross Fire Debating Competition 2017 organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine on February 8-9, 2017 a SUC campus has attracted 46 teams from 23 participating schools in the UAE. During the elimination round, the 46 teams have debated on the topic... Read more
Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match”20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with... Read more
Middle East, 20th February 2017:  As part of its commitment to reducing the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks, has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that are helping Middle East businesses to run with greater efficiency. The Quester, a multi-purpose truck for a wide variety... Read more
Missiles will enhance protection of Emirates’ Baynunah-class corvettesABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 20, 2017):  The United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training... Read more
Get and Stay Well, Eat Well Restaurant and Feel Well RetreatDubai, February 19, 2017:  Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (DHTC) recently opened its new facilities offering a full spectrum in Health and Wellbeing. DHTC has newly introduced Feel Well Retreat, Eat Well and also expanded its department in Integrative Medicine called Get & Stay... Read more
Dubai, 19 February, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. The celebratory event, which... Read more
Eight races contested during NRD Power WeekendDubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new... Read more
Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Dubai Fashion League 2017, a three-day fashion extravaganza that will bring the fashion community from Asia and the UAE together, will host its first edition in Dubai. The first-of-its-kind event will be held on February 25 – 27, 2017 at Dubai’s plush Dusit Thani Hotel. A convergence of beauty... Read more
Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017:  As part of its annual practice, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its shortlisted candidates in two of its categories; “Literature” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement follows the conclusion of a series of meetings held by the Scientific Committee in Abu Dhabi... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February. Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association... Read more

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Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Girard-Perregaux, fine watch makers for over two centuries, has lined up a stunning range of exquisitely designed, ultra-sophisticated and intricately complicated timepieces for the benefit of fine watch lovers and aficionados from the Middle East.  Estimated to represent a combined value of Qatari Royal 18.20 million (US$5 million), the masterpieces that make up the Swiss maison's line-up, in partnership with Al Fardan Jewellery, at the Doha Watches and Jewellery Exhibition in the Qatari capital (20th- 25th of February), are crafted in a variety of materials ranging from titanium and tantalum to steel and carbon composites, instead of the mor ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a two-year, $189 million contract to provide an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. The contract was received during the first quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017. The Harris system will provide the UAE with initial operational capabilities as the country implements enhanced battlefield management solutions. The contract was issued under the Emirates Command & Control System (ECCS) Land Tactical System (ELTS) program, a major C4ISR program that will integrate, coordinate and maximize the combined efficiency of UAE Armed Forces assets. “This Land Tacti ......read more

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Reinforces Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017:  Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the Emirate.  In 2016, Dubai Trade added “LogiGate” to its portfolio of innovations. It stands as a transportation and warehousing marketplace that enables cargo owners to book competitive haulage and storage services using a smart phone. In building their own systems and programmes, D ......read more

From February 28th to March 4th in Dubai United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion.  FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to introduce its offer to the Middle Eastern market. From sailing yachts to superyacht, passenger boat, commercial fishing and work boats, defence vessels FRANCE HELICES produces high quality custom made propellers, Surface Drive Systems, shaft lines and spare parts according to ISO484-2 and corporate socia ......read more

HE Ahmad Bin Shafar: ‘We have a firm commitment to provide the best cooling services by using eco-friendly technologies and Dubai takes a front seat in global discussions of district cooling’  Themed as “A Sustainable Future”, the conference is held in sync with International District Energy Association (IDEA)’s Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2017:  HE Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is participating in the IDEA Campus Energy 2017 which is being held in Miami, Florida, USA under the theme “A Sustainable Future&r ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry globally, recently recognised top performers across a range of qualifications, helping to raise the standard of professionalism in the UAE’s financial services industry.  The Awards were presented to the five successful candidates by Simon Culhane Chartered FCSI, CEO of the CISI and Matthew Cowan Chartered MCSI, Regional Director of the CISI Middle East. The exam categories that received the most attention from candidates last year were wealth management and Islam ......read more

Together, Choithrams and WFP team up for Zero Hunger and Malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa Dubai, UAE: 21 February, 2017:  Choithrams, a leading supermarket chain in Dubai, concluded the second year of its alliance with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a generous donation of over AED 1.3 million to deliver nutritious school meals to children in need in the Middle East and West Africa. Choithrams and WFP joined together in 2015 with the objective of fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa, where the company operates. Through this multi-year partnership, the leading supermarket chain reiterated its support to WFP in 2016 wi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  The first step to achieving desirable skin is to have an effective cleansing routine. However due to our busy schedules we don’t always have time to properly cleanse our faces or perform a step-by-step daily beauty routine.  Johnson’s Facial Wipes are the solution; each wipe is formulated with a skin loving mineral formula which leaves your skin not only cleansed but moisturised. The wipes are designed to gently cleanse and sweep away make-up without drying or irritating your skin, they even remove waterproof mascara. So, it’s time to ditch the unnecessary cleanser, micellar water and eye make-up removers and make room on your sh ......read more

February 21, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Ekaterina Makarova pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships by stunning third seed and WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 4-6 6-2. There were ominous signs perhaps for Cibulkova after she saw the draw and who her first opponent would be, as she had only recently fallen to Makarova at the Australian Open. She was also aware that she had failed to win any of her previous three matches in Dubai. "I was serving really good. In the important moments, I had good returns," said Makarova, a Dubai quarter-finalist two years ago when she lost narrowly to eventual champion Simona Halep. & ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s dental department is all set to begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis for its patients. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D printing in all fields of healthcare.  The DHA’s dental department has already procured all the necessary equipment and is now conducting training sessions for its staff members so that they can begin incorporating this technology.  Dr Hamda Mesmar, Director of Dental Services Department at the DHA, said: “Using this technology, a dentist will sim ......read more

Winners of Dubai Outlet Mall’s Star Hunt 2017 contest were revealed during a glitzy event, judged by industry experts. Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Star Hunt 2017, an annual event organized by Dubai Outlet Mall, ended on a celebratory note. The 6th edition of this glamorous event that aims to showcase fresh local talent, received much appreciation from the industry as thirty finalists from over 10 nationalities competed for title.  Star Hunt 2017 Winners  John Lorenzo from Philippines and Luibov Didenko from Russia were crowned the Mister Star hunt 2017and Miss Star Hunt 2017. In addition, for the first time there was a tie for the title of Mr Congeniality betw ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between Dubai-based Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation, has received an extension to its CAR145 approval from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide line maintenance for the Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft type.  With the extension of the CAR145 approval, DCAF is now able to provide B1 (airframe) and B2 (avionics) maintenance services for the Falcon 7X at its hangar located at Dubai South.  “With this approval from the GCAA, we are in a position to offer our expertise and services to other clients in the region that operate the Falcon 7X,& ......read more

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB) sign a MoU to cooperate in the development of private sector The two institutions are determined to collaborate on introducing Islamic banking products in Russia by attracting banks operating in accordance with Islamic principles and lobbying for changes in Russian banking legislation to incorporate Islamic banking Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG), and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB), signe ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles. This is a follow on to the initial contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles.  Available with a variety of launcher configurations, Marte MK 2/N are able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile using mid-course inertial guidance and active radar homing. Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, commented: “I am delighted that the UAE has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA for its defence requirements. MBDA is one of the country’s leading defence suppliers and will con ......read more

To be held on February 22, 2017, in Dubai Knowledge Village, the invitation-only event is a hub for food service industry experts to showcase their know-how and engage with owners and operators in the field, addressing pressing industry issues and brainstorming key innovation points at the turn of the HORECA segment  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators Mr. George Kunnapally, the GM & Board Member of Diamond Lifestyle Limited, and Executive Director of Private Equity of Regulus Capital Limited, will be delivering the keynote address on Restaurant Franchising – do’s and ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Marks & Spencer embark on Spring Summer 17 with flair and confidence, with considered and wearable design; placing the customer at the heart of everything we do. The womenswear collections celebrate style and high attention to detail, with impeccable quality that lasts. A warm palette of khakis, rust and soft peaches introduce Spring, alongside soft denims mixed with blush and crisp whites. The arrival of Summer sees bold primary colours and prints complementing simple silohuettes and elegant styling. When attention shifts towards eveningwear the collection offers, metallics, powder pastels and botanic florals, create a timeless and elegant a ......read more

Dubai, February 21, 2017:   ICONIC Youth Fashion Show Experience is back with Season 2! The fashion different haven for the trendiest fashion in the region, will host its second edition of the youth fashion show. A brand that is synonymous with style and trends will showcase its Summer’17 collection on March 17th,2017.   ICONIC is looking for aspiring talent and will provide them with a platform to showcase their talent in the latest collection the brand has to offer. To ensure the participants get the entire fashion show experience, they will also be put through grooming sessions by experts who will guide and prepare them. For the first time, entries are also welcome f ......read more

Dubai-based global firm eyes a share of the world’s urban future  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  United World Infrastructure (UWI), the Dubai- and Washington, DC-based firm that funds, develops and manages next generation cities, has set out a plan to offer urban developments to 15 million people by 2030.  UWI expects to develop its urban portfolio by targeting the world’s need for new middleweight cities as urban migration and global population numbers rise rapidly. With a global population forecast of nine billion by 2050, UWI will seek to build new urban centers in population hotspots across South East Asia, South America and West Africa ......read more

National Bonds’ Employee Savings Program Registers High Uptake Dubai-UAE: February 21, 2017:  National Bonds Corporation (National Bonds), the leading sharia-compliant savings and investments company in the UAE, today announced that Dubai Police has topped a list of 100 entities in the UAE for signing up the highest number of employees to National Bonds’ Employee Savings Program. More than 1,000 savers are now enrolled in the Tharwaty program that National Bonds designed specifically for Dubai Police personnel. Launched following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that Dubai Police ratified with National Bonds in October 2016, Tharwaty aims to instil a culture of savi ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS) and Al Mawakeb Schools in Al Garhoud; and Al Barsha joined the nationwide celebration to celebrate UAE National Sports Day. A number of activities were planned on the day to impart the importance of sportsmanship and fitness amongst students within and outside the school premises, including volleyball, basketball, football, cycling, running and swimming.   By participating in the UAE National Sports Day, AMSI schools aims to champion the role that sports can play in a student’s life, strengthening physical and mental well-being whilst at the same time reinforcing bonds th ......read more

Ericsson Security Manager enables security orchestration for all ICT domains A tool that automates security management according to policies - continuous monitoring of threats, vulnerabilities, risks and compliance with capability to do automated remediation Supports out-of-the-box security for telco cloud operations, enterprises, physical and virtual networks and digital support solutions Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is launching its new Security Manager product to automate protection of important assets across multiple ICT domains and to detect threats, vulnerabilities, and risks leveraging real-time security analytics. 5G, cloud and IoT are g ......read more

Thousands of new berths and 25% increase in maritime investments over past 4 years strengthen Dubai’s position as global maritime capital  Dubai International Boat Show to host impressive 38 global and regional launches; underwater drones and array of superyachts Expanded beach entertainment area provides thrilling on-water experiences for all Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Dubai’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative leisure marine destinations is brought sharply into focus next week as Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s showcase for boat manufacturers, owners, and water sports enthusiasts, reaches a 25-year milestone. ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Rado is pleased to announce that Russian actress Yulia Peresild has joined the pioneering Swiss watch brand as a global ambassador.   Yulia made her film debut in 2003. Her filmography now boasts over 50 titles, with her performances having garnered her much acclaim. The young actress has received numerous awards, including the President of Russia's Award for Young Artists (2013), the Beijing Film Festival award for Best Actress (2015) and the Golden Eagle Prize for Best Actress (2016). Yulia can also be found on stage at the State Theatre of Nations and the Moscow Drama Theatre, where she plays major roles. For daytime wear, Yulia can now ......read more

As part of ‘SDGs in Action @ WGS’  SDG 5 team wins third place during closing ceremony, for innovative ‘GAME–IN’ solution  Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  HE Mona Al Marri: “Innovation is at the heart of the UAE’s development strategy, and we’re confident that the SDG 5 working group’s ‘GAME-IN’ campaign has the potential to make a tangible difference and act as a catalyst for change in the years to come.” Dubai, 21 February 2017: In line with the UAE’s commitment to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, the UAE Ge ......read more

Sharjah, February 21, 2017:   The 2nd Inter-School Cross Fire Debating Competition 2017 organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine on February 8-9, 2017 a SUC campus has attracted 46 teams from 23 participating schools in the UAE.  During the elimination round, the 46 teams have debated on the topic, “Are Smartphones Really Smart?” to qualify in the finale round. Six finalists were shortlisted and moved forward to compete against each other to win the championship title. The Finale topic was, “Is Social Media Changing Our Daily Lives?”  The Cross Fire Debating Competition ended with a new champion, Our Own English School ......read more

“A busy season ahead for the beverage industry in Dubai” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017:  A list of big shows and events are lined up to take place in Dubai next month, keeping experts and specialists in the beverage industry busy. A number of events will be taking place highlighting the latest trending technologies, products and services in this burgeoning industry.  Of those events happening in Dubai, the ninth edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo takes place from 7- 9 March 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, Dubai Drink Technology Expo is marked by the participation of over 100 local, regional, and ......read more

Dubai, February 21, 2017:  With summer just around the corner, ban.do brings to you an exciting new range of goodies that includes inflatable pool floats, work out mats, glass water bottles and more, which are ideal for making the most out of the season. The range also includes a variety of totes, gym bags and phone covers that are not only stylish, but also perfect for expressing yourself.  work it out exercise mats – AED 160 If you're gonna collapse onto a soft surface after your fifth attempt at a headstand, it should totally be our super comfy mat. it's covered in pretty pastels and major motivation that'll remind you why the heck you stood on your head in ......read more

Little separates the tip of the artist’s paintbrush from the tip of the ballerina’s shoe. This observation lies at the heart of Repetto’s spring-summer 2017 collection, which draws its inspiration from “Signs”, a legendary ballet at the crossroads of art and classical dance. An ode to joy and to brilliant colors, this new line brings together Repetto’s much sought-after shoes with pieces from our ready-to-wear collection, our Active Line, and our range of accessories, all finished with artistic touches that reference the seven abstract tableaux of “Signs”. This hymn to life, harmony, and movement finds a sartorial expression in a collecti ......read more

Please attribute to Hassan Safi, Partner at Metis Management Consultancy Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  In the early stages of development, firms need cash to sustain and/or build their business. The type of financing your company needs depends on the requirements you have. There are two primary forms of financing, Debt Financing and Equity Financing -  Debt financing simply means borrowing money and not giving up your ownership. Thus, when a firm raises money for working capital or capital expenditures; it borrows cash from a bank or lender or any other financial institution at a fixed interest rate. Based on the conditions in the borrowing agreement, the principal amount p ......read more

In 48-hrs IDEX 2017 witnesses deals worth more than AED11.335 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 February, 2017:  Speaking at a press conference on day two of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of the 13th edition of IDEX 2017, announced an additional 10 new deals worth more than AED6.919 billion. Five of the deals are with national companies and the remaining Five with international companies. The press conference, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, was held in the presence of Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, Official Spokesperson of the fou ......read more

** Achieve an LA Glow in an Instant and Shine like the A-List **  Self tanning is the safest way to get a golden glow and a modern alternative to bathing in the sun with its harmful rays.  The Madame LA LA self tan range is a favourite amongst the A-List for it’s additional toning, perfecting and hydrating properties, as well as its use of coco water, green tea and vitamin c to assist in anti-ageing. A fabulous all-rounder, Madame LA LA is inspired by the West Coast and luxurious beaches of Malibu and Santa Monica.  If you are looking to achieve that iconic LA glow, along with some clever contouring tips, Madame LA LA has all of the expert advice you need to ensure ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2017:  Tweezerman, leaders of beauty tools, reveal the Eyebrow trends that will be dominating 2017.  Tweezerman’s International Trainer, Melissa Shurina says, “in the quest for perfect arches, there’s a lot that women do- wax, pluck, tweeze, colour and beyond. With treatments like Microblading and HD Brows dominating, the “Instagram Brow” is on its way out.”  She continues, “We can already see a return of more full, natural-looking brows. This look might be especially hard for anyone who has over-plucked their brows- unless they fill it in properly”  Melissa shares her favourite tools t ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 20 February, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution announced today the opening of a Vehicle Inspection Centre (VIC) for light vehicles within the Motor World service station located in the Al Shamkha area in Abu Dhabi.  The opening ceremony was attended by Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), and a number of ADNOC Distribution and ADP officials. The new facility provides inspection for light vehicles, as well as licensing and registration services for customers through an Abu Dhabi Police Vehicle Licensing Section office located within t ......read more

February 20, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig overcame a sore back as well as her opponent to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 4-6 6-4. The result left Shvedova still seeking her first win of 2017. "Especially in the first round I think it's good to have a match that pushes you a little bit, so then you start getting into the rhythm," said Puig, who made history last August by becoming the first Puerto Rican ever to win Olympic gold in any sport. "You know, she's a very tricky opponent and I have played her several times. You really have to be on your toes in every poin ......read more

“Value Added Membership & Announcement of New Projects” Abu Dhabi, UAE. 20 February:  Key issues pertaining to the development of the defense manufacturing sector in the UAE are frequently discussed during the National Defense Companies Council (NDCC) annual meetings, which take place in Abu Dhabi twice a year. This year, during the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC) and the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), the NDCC will highlight how they have accelerated the process of bringing projects to the UAE, acting as a hub that brings defense stakeholders together under one roof.   The NDCC is part of the Tawazun Economic Council ......read more

Dubai-based clinic Vilafortuny sees 80% occupancy rate at its training centre courses last year, with heavy growth expected in 2017 Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2017:  With Dubai looking to cement its position as the region’s go-to hub for medical tourism – the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently set its sights on over 1.3 million medical tourists by 2021 with a projected increase of 13% each year – an increasing number of health practitioners in the emirate are now investing in continuing education to keep up-to-date with new developments in their respective fields. Dubai-based clinic Vilafortuny recorded an 80% occupancy rate at the specialised courses it off ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2017:  Roderer, a Dubai-headquartered luxury brand, have partnered with Harvey Nichols Riyadh. The luxury, leather good and accessories brand, will showcase a range of bespoke accessories available at Harvey Nichols Riyadh, in the prestigious Al Faisaliah District, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The collaboration highlights the increasing growth of Roderer as a designer brand and marks its first major venture into Saudi Arabia, one of the leading markets for luxury brands in the Middle East.  “Alfa International Company has always thrived in introducing the best of the world’s market to its customers. Roderer is a high quality and pre ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  The UAE’s General Authority of Youth and Sports has partnered with the Alliance For Youth launched by Nestlé Middle East last year to bring together companies and other entities that can help young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers, and is now expanding to include Emaar Properties, ENGIE, LinkedIn, L’Oréal, Mohebi Logistics, Nielsen, Publicis Middle East and the American University in Dubai– with an objective of impacting 50,000 young adults through internships, graduate and training programs, and apprenticeships opportunities, and hiring 3,000 young people throughout Alliance partner companies by 2020. ......read more

The Authority to host the British Contemporary Design Exhibition at Design Days Dubai, a Key Event of Dubai Art Season 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017:  In support of the UK-UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, announced that it is hosting an exhibition of British contemporary design as part of the 2017 edition of Design Days Dubai — the region’s leading collectible design fair.  The ‘Britain Takes Shape’ exhibition is part of a series of initiatives being activated in 2017 to mark the Year of Creative Collabora ......read more

Experts at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to showcase game-changing solutions for regional date palm farmers Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 February 2017:  As the progressing lethal infestation of the red palm weevil beetles continues to threaten date production across the region, scientists are preparing to present the successful results of Saudi Arabian trials at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA). Bill Haraka, Managing Director at Dutch organisation TEC-IB, the creators of DateGIS, a multi-spectral satellite data gathering system for date farmers, will outline the advancement in remote sensing technology to save date palms.  He believes that t ......read more

Nineteen student teams compete at Dubai Kartdrome Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2017:  Swiss International Scientific School (SISS) Team 1, with brothers Keanu Al Azhari and Adam Al Azhari, dominated Round Two of the Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) Junior category at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (19 February), with JT Racing topping the Nomad Class. In the first of four sprint races, it was the partner team SISS Team 2 who took initial control with Constantin Reisch soaring in for the win 15.974 seconds ahead of Adam Al Azhari of SISS Team 1.  Iya Seys of Dubai International Academy claimed third. Harry Hannam of Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) Team 1 was th ......read more

Second edition of Zulekha Hospital’s colorectal cancer campaign reinforces need for dialogue and openness to help treat the disease Dubai, UAE, 20 February, 2017:  The ‘Screen and Survive’ initiative, launched by Zulekha Hospital today at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, brought together like-minded doctors and professionals to increase the awareness of early screening and detection of colorectal cancer. In line with the UAE’s 2021 goal of reducing cancer cases by 18% and supporting the government’s Year of Giving 2017, the second edition of the UAE awareness campaign plans to build on last year’s success, widening the open discussion on ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  UAE residents are willing to spend more on protection compared to the global average. This is against the financial impact of critical illness, according to insights released today by insurer Zurich International Life, Middle East (Zurich)*. Critical Illness insights found a disparity between the willingness to spend to protect oneself versus the current level of protection in the UAE.  In the UAE individuals are willing to pay an average of 6 percent of their monthly income on insurance premiums, this compares to the global average which is at five percent.  Furthermore, one in five individuals in the UAE are willing to pay ten percent o ......read more

Dubai-UAE: 20 February, 2017:  Noor Takaful, the Shari’a compliant insurance arm of Noor Investment Group, announced today that it has signed the ‘Dubai Declaration of Financial Institutions in the United Arab Emirates on Sustainable Finance’, which was initially launched at the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Global Roundtable hosted by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on 25-26 October 2016. The agreement confirms Noor Takaful’s commitment towards adopting the best environmental and sustainable practices across its operations. An exclusive signing ceremony was held to mark the occasion. Ra ......read more

High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016 Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region Middle East – 20th February, 2017:  Continental, the premium German automotive manufacturer, has been honoured by trade journal ‘Tire Technology International’ for initiating key innovation and excellence projects over the past 12 months. Continental recently collected the award for ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year,’ having competed wit ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Over 500 school children from all over the UAE joined in the fun at the second J.P. Morgan Kids’ Day for the week, which took place this morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The kids were taught some new skills during the two hour session which was led by coaches from the Clark Francis Tennis Academy. Joining them on their morning training session were doubles players Gabriela Dabrowski and Jelena Ostapenko who took some time out from their practice schedule to engage with the young tennis fans and provide tips on how to become a tennis star. The tournament mascots Ace and Annette also joined in the fun! The WTA event, which featu ......read more

Save & Win campaign announces grand prize winner Dubai – UAE, 20th February 2017:  Mashreq, one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions, recently announced the Grand Prize winner of the ‘Liability Balance Builder Campaign’. During the Campaign Period (September to December 2016), each month 10 customers won 22kt gold coins and one customer won a luxury Breitling watch. By the end of the campaign, a total number of 40 customers had walked away with Gold Coins and 4 customers with a luxury Breitling watch each. Upon conclusion of the Campaign, the Grand Prize - Range Rover Evoque 2017 – was announced, which was won by Mr Mohammad Sajid. The keys ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline's fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last one planned for October 2017. The airline is also planning a number of product and reliability improvement modifications to systems and components during these heavy maintenance checks. Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways Engineering, said: “We are pleased to support Kenya Airways in optimising its fleet performance and building i ......read more

Dubai, February 20, 2017:  Charming Charlie, the rapidly growing women’s contemporary jewelry and accessory retailer, is introducing its Spring / Summer collection across all its Arabia stores.  At Charming Charlie, we believe life should be colorful. This collection is dedicated to helping find your one-of-a-kind style. After all you’re a true original!  From cool and creative to classic and refined, our jewelry, handbags and accessories are made to personalize your entire look. We’re your one-stop source for jewelry, accessories, handbags, special occasion sparkle and more! The collection ranges from Purple Perfection to Nautical Charm with classic ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), has announced a special promo exclusively for our valued guests in the Middle East.  Starting February 13 to March 15, 2017, all passengers originating from Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh travelling to Manila with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40 kilograms will be receiving additional 25 kilograms baggage allowance, free-of-charge.* The extra baggage allowance will be given upon check-in of the guest at the airport.  For those guests with connecting flights to other domestic destinations, the additional 25kg will be carried over up to their next flight, given that their fligh ......read more

First to market with combined core and radio for 5G use cases, accelerating the journey to 5G with today’s networks Enables global 5G access and transport, covering all frequency ranges Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) introduces a 5G platform for the needs of the first movers in 5G. Communications are rapidly moving toward data-heavy applications like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality everywhere. In light of that, Ericsson is now first to market with solutions to enable today’s networks to evolve smoothly to the next generation of networks.  Ericsson’s new 5G platform comprises the 5G core, radio and transport portfolios, t ......read more

February 20, 2017 - The GCC’s education sector is experiencing robust growth driven by a steady student enrolment rate amidst rapid population growth. The leadership push for the development of a knowledge-based economy in the UAE, is generating positive response to higher education from UAE Nationals. According to a recent study, the total number of students in the region’s education sector is poised to reach 15 million in 2020 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6 per cent from 12.6 million in 2015. Enrolment is set to grow at a CAGR of 5.1 per cent in private schools and 2.6 per cent in government schools. The UAE in particular has been developing its higher educ ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017:  More cooperation between local, regional and international authorities is needed to facilitate trade and sustain security. That was the main message from the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in the keynote delivered today at the opening of the Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference. The event ran for two days (20th-21st February) at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, and was organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs. The conference highlighted the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyo ......read more

77% business leaders believe incubating national talent contributes to economic diversification A London Business School (LBS) survey reveals that 77% of regional business executives believe incubating national talent contributes to economic diversification strategies in the Middle East. The survey of more than 200 business executives, including members of London Business School’s community, highlights Emiratisation and other GCC nationalisation policies as key factors enabling diversification and growth in the economy. Improving the skills of local talent will encourage nationals to take up positions across various industries, therefore helping to diversify the economy. The b ......read more

DUBAI, UAE – FEBRUARY 20, 2017 – The heart wants what it wants, and the average UAE consumer wants milk, cheese or chocolate – most probably, all three.   The most comprehensive study of brands based on emotions has revealed that UAE consumers have strong emotional connections with brands that include the 50-year-old Kuwaiti mega-corporation Americana, three GCC dairy farms and Patchi, the Lebanese chocolatier. Overall, an impressive five of the top ten most intimate consumer goods brands in the UAE are local or regional brands, competing well with global heavyweights Kraft, Nestlé and Lays. The Brand Intimacy 2017 Report analyzed responses of 6,000 consumers and ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2017 – Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company introduced the latest capability of its Targeted Threat Protection service, Internal Email Protect, the first-to-market cloud-based security service providing threat capabilities for internally generated email. Internal Email Protect allows customers to detect and remediate security threats that originate from their users’ email accounts. This capability includes the scanning of attachments and URLs, as well as content inspections via DLP services. Additionally, Internal Email Protect includes the ability to automatically extract infected email or attachments from users’ inboxes. ......read more

Shift in the Use of Trusted Identities Fuels Broader Adoption of Mobile and Advanced Smart Card Technology, a Greater Emphasis on the Cloud and Emerging IoT Use Cases    DUBAI, UAE, February 5, 2016, HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, forecasts a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology, a greater emphasis and reliance on the cloud, and a radical new way of thinking of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT).   Ultimately, HID Global predicts the 2017 trends will transform the way trusted identities are used with smart cards, mobile devic ......read more

New range of solutions complements country’s Maritime Strategy  Next Generation E-Passport to provide local maritime authorities with effective vessel tracking solution with TETRA and LTE bearer capabilities Locally engineered device reaffirms Atlas’ solid commitment and support towards UAE’s Emiratization program February 20, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Atlas Telecom, a full service communications technology integration and security solutions company, is throwing the spotlight on its newest and most advanced range of Vessel Identification System (VIDS) solutions during their participation at this year's edition of the International Defence Exhibition a ......read more

Annual Revenue Rise of 3.2% to AED 12.73 billion Mobile subscribers increase by 12% during 2016 Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017:  Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“du”) today published its financial results for 2016 and proposed a final dividend of AED 0.21 bringing the annual dividend payment to AED 0.34 per share. This includes an AED 0.13 per share interim dividend paid in October 2016. (AED Millions) Full Year Analysis   FY 2015 FY 2016 % change Revenue (AEDm) 12,337 12,727 3.2%    Fixed line revenue (AEDm) 2,555 2,668 4.4%   & ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 February, 2017:  His Excellency Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson for the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), announced that 21 deals worth more than AED4.416 billion have been signed today at IDEX.  15 of the deals are with national companies and the remaining 6 with international companies. The deals were announced in a press conference at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Also headlining the conference were Major-General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, Deputy-Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of IDEX 2017 and Naval Staff Colonel Fahed Nasser Al Thehli, Official Spok ......read more

The event, supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, also includes three conferences dedicated to neonatology, child nutrition and rare diseases Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  With the support of the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, the 4th Annual Arab Paediatric Medical Congress, taking place from 2-4 of March, presents a series of workshops dedicated to pressing health problems affecting children. Besides the three conferences focused on neonatology, child nutrition and rare diseases, the event also counts with practical sessions on topics such as epilepsy in children. The workshop on Managing Epilepsy in Children will be hosted by Dr. Abdalla Ali Abdalla, ......read more

70% of bankers find the GCC banking sector open to integrating FinTech innovations  60% of bankers suggest FinTech innovations could enhance customer service and reduce cost Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  According to a FinTech survey conducted by EY, 70% of the participants find that the GCC banking sector is open to integrating FinTech innovations that could help enhance consumer experience and streamline their operations. More than 60% of the participants thought that FinTech innovations could help them enhance consumer-centricity and reduce cost. The EY survey looked the views of conventional and Islamic banks in the GCC towards FinTech related matters and their p ......read more

Dr. Khalid Abdullah: “The national League is challenging both clubs and private academies to raise their game by testing their play with every match” 20 February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the week, E-Sports and PSG faced off in a very intense game with PSG opening the score line with a strong free kick from Thomas Rousse in the 30th minute. At the start of the second half, E-Sports equalized with a penalty shot. In a surprising turn of events, both PSG and E-sports were handed red cards, PSG ten minutes into the second half and E-sports near the end of the game, leading both teams to continue the game with only 10 players to finis ......read more

Middle East, 20th February 2017:  As part of its commitment to reducing the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks, has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that are helping Middle East businesses to run with greater efficiency. The Quester, a multi-purpose truck for a wide variety of applications, including ‎off and on-road use, mining, construction, distribution and long-haul transportation, provides world class fuel efficiency, reliability and robustness and decreases the overall cost of truck ownership for fleet managers in the following ways. Quester comes with a real-time Fuel Coach system which gives instant f ......read more

What is the process of egg freezing? Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  While sperm and embryos have proven easy to freeze, the egg is the largest cell in the human body and contains a large amount of water – when frozen, ice crystals form that can destroy the cell.  This necessitates dehydrating the egg and replacing the water with an ‘anti-freeze’ prior to freezing, in order to prevent ice crystal formation. This is done using cryoprotectants, which replace most of the water within the cell and inhibit the formation of ice crystals. Eggs are frozen using either a slow-freeze, slow-cooling method or a newer flash-freezing process known as vitrification. Vitrif ......read more

Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul. Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Sports fans around the world still have 12 months to wait for the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, but for OMEGA, the timekeeping has already begun. The Swiss brand unveiled its countdown clock at a special ceremony at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, attended by IOC Member & Chair Mrs Gunilla Lindberg, the 2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr YOO Dong-Hoon; and President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Famed Russian jeweller and artist Ilgiz Fazulzyanov has created a series of dials, each unique, for BOVET as part of the ‘Dials inspired by Nature’ collection for ladies.  The collection perfectly represents Pascal Raffy’s desire to perpetuate the traditional decorative arts of watchmaking, safeguarding Edouard Bovet’s passion for decorative arts that helped establish the standards of Swiss watchmaking at the dawn of the 19th century. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is one of the most exceptionally talented jewellers of his time, and his artistic know-how of miniature painting in Grand Feu enamel has led to him winning numerous accola ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Ruya, the Anatolian restaurant and bar hot spot located at the Grosvenor House, invites Jazz enthusiasts to commence their evening in style on its impressive outdoor terrace and mark this year’s 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. The stunning ambience will set the right mood for the Festival while guests can indulge in a splendid selection of signature beverages showcasing mixology at its finest. A stone’s throw away from the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Ruya is the perfect spot for a sundowner right before Jazz lovers make their way to event. Ruya is open from 6pm until 1am from Sunday to Wednesday and 6pm until ......read more

SOHAR signs significant new project agreements for 2017 Land reclamation area in Port will accommodate new investors Innovation Zone planning underway in SOHAR Freezone Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  SOHAR Port and Freezone revealed updated performance figures during its annual Business Reception at The Chedi in Muscat last week. Despite generally lower revenues and a slump in activity in the global maritime industry, throughput at SOHAR was up again and topped an average of one million tonnes a week for 2016. Container traffic was up by 15% compared to 2015, break bulk up by 18%, and liquid bulk throughput increased by 12% year-on-year. SOHAR received well over 2,600 vess ......read more

Missiles will enhance protection of Emirates Baynunah-class corvettes ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 20, 2017):  The United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training and support.  RAM is a best-in-class ship self-defense weapon. It’s a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to protect ships against anti-ship missiles, helicopters, aircraft and surface craft. “The Emirates want to protect the investment they’ve made in their naval forces, and that&rs ......read more

du will be gifting its prepaid and postpaid mobile customers 10 GB for the price of 1 GB Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  It’s du’s 10th anniversary celebrations and everyone’s invited! As du celebrates a decade of continuous achievements, choices and contributions to the transformation of the UAE, it invites all its valued customers to be a part of the momentous celebrations with an exciting not-to-be-missed offer. On its 10th Anniversary - and as a way of saying thank-you -du will be gifting its prepaid and postpaid mobile customers 10 GB for the price of 1 GB, or 20GB for the price of 5 or 50GB for the price of 25 during a period of 30 days! The data allowance ......read more

Concession entry valued at AED 6.5 billion  Deal strengthens strategic and economic relationship between UAE and China Partnership will maximise onshore field value in support of ADNOC’s long-term growth objectives Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 20, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), today, signed an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), awarding it an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession. CNPC contributed a sign up bonus of AED 6.5 billion ($1.77 billion) to enter the concession. The onshore concession is operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO).  The agreement was signed ......read more

Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates Writers Union, the forum will see the participation of elite experts from the Copyright Clearance Centre, as well as the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations. A first-of-its-kind endeavour by Sharjah, the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017 ......read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2017: Microfilm Egypt Co. (MFE), a leading IT solutions company in Egypt specializing in document management & archival solutions and document based business process management solutions, has been presented with the Top Performer partner award at the recently concluded Kodak Alaris Partner Summit held in early February in Lisbon, Portugal. The accolade acknowledges Microfilm’s success in helping promote Kodak Alaris’ range of information management related hardware, software and services and significantly growing the company’s customer base in Egypt. Mr. Bahig El Mehallawi, President & Founder at MFE says, “We a ......read more

February 19, 2017 - The Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, has launched attractive Umrah packages for all its properties in Holy City of Makkah to enable a growing number of religious travelers to take advantage of the pleasant weather to perform the pilgrimage. In addition, it has also announced affordable travel packages for its hotels in Jeddah for families to enjoy leisure and shopping break in the port city of Jeddah. The announcement is aimed at further strengthening the Elaf Group’s presence in Saudi Arabia’s booming tourism industry.  Saudi Arabia is working to broaden its travel, tourism a ......read more

Get and Stay Well, Eat Well Restaurant and Feel Well Retreat Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (DHTC) recently opened its new facilities offering a full spectrum in Health and Wellbeing. DHTC has newly introduced Feel Well Retreat, Eat Well and also expanded its department in Integrative Medicine called Get & Stay Well. These three pillars ensure that all aspects of healthy living are catered for. DHTC was founded in 2003 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dr. Ali Ridha Al Hashemi, Director General, DHTC says “As regional pioneers in Alternative Medicine to ......read more

Merlin Digital, a consumer electronics brand known for introducing revolutionary products in the technology industry, introduces its SkySnug, that allows one to travel with comfort The SkySnug by Merlin Digital, with built-in Bluetooth earphones, hood and neck pillow ensures comfortable long hour travel The SkySnug is made with thick sweatshirt and foam for supporting the head and neck with a playtime of up to 5 hours Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2017:  Merlin Digital, a leading consumer technology brand aiming to make the world smarter through its innovative and smartly designed products, introduces its SkySnug neck pillow and Bluetooth earphones duo for a comf ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, February 19, 2017 – Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of IP security and intelligence solutions, successfully hosted the Genetec Middle East Channel Partner Awards to honour top-performing partners in the Middle East in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 2016. The special gala ceremony, held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, was attended by top executives from the region’s Genetec Channel Partner community. According to the company’s senior executives, the Genetec Channel Partners Awards is one of the many activities lined up to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. Founded in 1997 at a time when organizations were using analo ......read more

Organized under the auspices of the Emirates Osteopathic Society (Emirates Medical Association), the conference themed “Osteopathy across the Lifespan” is the first of its kind to be organized in the Middle East. Experts emphasized the need for training and development of new talents in the field of Osteopathy, while highlighting the growing potential of the specialty using a research and evidence based approach  Specialized workshops introduced local practitioners to new approaches in elderly care, perinatal care, child care, women’s health issues, bone disorders and pain management As an alternative treatment approach which harnesses a body’s potentia ......read more

Dubai, UAE; February 19, 2017:  2XL, the leading French style Furniture and Home Décor brand in the UAE has launched a new living room collection, Valeria, that transforms homes with its contemporary flare. This new addition to 2XL’s range of luxurious living room furniture collection feels as opulent as it looks with its high-quality, upholstered durable velvet fabric. Providing the utmost comfort, the Valeria sofa set delivers chic styling, with lush velvet fabric coloured in pale turquoise and light burlywood. Combining the three essential elements for luxury furnishing, it includes fashion, form, and function with comfortably shaped arms, and tufted fixed seat cushions. The ......read more

Organized by IQPC with strategic partnership of Dubai Customs  Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  The Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference, taking place on 20th-21st February at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, is being organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs to highlight the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.  With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever to deploy effective screening and detection technologies at all borders to pre ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  alice + olivia’s Fall 2017 collection presentation was held in New York City on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The below celebrities, bloggers and influencers wore alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet.  MANDY MOORE wore the Orten cupped bustier and the Athena double slit maxi skirt from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection.  KATE MARA wore the Lina double v-neck jumpsuit in bright bordeaux, the Demia embroidered leather cropped bomber jacket in champagne and the Ludlow sunglasses, all from the Spring 2017 collection. Also in alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet: Dove Cameron, Nicky Hilton, Eva Amurri, Huma Abedin, Heba Abedin, Jenny Mollen Biggs, Dani ......read more

Enchanteur’s new range of body lotions is uniquely formulated to make every woman’s skin feel beautiful, healthy and glow with radiance Dubai, February 20, 2017: Enchanteur, the leading international range of quality and timeless French inspired fragrances and body care products, has introduced three new formulations to its range of body lotions. Designed to give more than just the soft, feminine touch to a woman’s everyday moments, the new range is infused with specific skincare properties including anti-bacterial function, deep nourishment for up to 48 hours and shimmering for that instant transformation. The new moisturising body lotion range indulges the skin in exc ......read more

AED100,000 and AED 50,000 in gift vouchers were rewarded to lucky INFINITI enthusiasts this festive season Dubai, UAE, February 19th, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the AED 50,000 and AED 100,000 winners in its DSF 2017 campaign. Throughout DSF 2017, customers were privy to INFINITI’s ‘20% On Us’ campaign, providing them with complementary insurance, complementary servicing, five years of unlimited mileage warranty, and guaranteed rewards with over AED 1,000,000 in ‘Scratch & Win’ voucher ......read more

Alliance sales reach 9,961,347 vehicles in 2016 – one in nine cars sold worldwide. The Alliance confirms its zero-emission* leadership; cumulative sales reach 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide. 18-year old partnership sees boost in innovation for the vehicle of the future. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 19, 2017:  The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE. The Alliance sales figu ......read more

The comprehensive National Inventory System will monitor critical data on climate change to help implement effective mitigation strategies Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After the successful delivery of UAE GHG Inventory for three consecutive years, Dubai Carbon is now cooperating with the UN Environment (UNEP) to develop a National Inventory System (NIS) for GHG Emissions in the state of Kuwait. The first coordination meeting between Dubai Carbon, Environment Public Authority (EPA) and local stakeholders to kick off the new collaboration with UN Environment took place in Kuwait recently. As part of this project, Dubai Carbon will aid in the preparation of the Second National Communic ......read more

Raytheon’s gallium nitride-based AESA Patriot radar completes key milestone Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Raytheon Company’s [NYSE: RTN] newest integrated air and missile defence radar, a proposed Gallium Nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense radar achieved a major milestone.   During a recent series of tests involving fighter aircraft conducting tactical maneuvers, the GaN-based AESA prototype radar tracked and gathered fire-control quality data on the jets.  While this marked the first time the radar has engaged maneuvering fighter jets, the radar has already tracked and targeted thousa ......read more

Dubai, 19 February, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.  The celebratory event, which was held on the 17th and 18th of February 2017, for VIPs, media representatives, guests as well as customers, included an experience on the Land Rover Experience course. The semi-final of Jaguar’s Art of Performance Tour was also held for the very first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where Jaguar fans were thrilled to experience a ride of ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:   As part of its efforts to support the message and blessed goals of the Year of Giving, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of Understanding with Union Coop; one of the biggest consumer cooperatives in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs and Harbi Mohammed bin Thani, Operations Director Manager at Union Coop, in the presence of Khalil Saqer, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Yousef Ozair, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, and Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing and Huda Salim, manager of Communication& ......read more

Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East The Super Trofeo, a one-make series featuring exotic Lamborghini Huracáns, is already established in Europe, Asia and North America.  This weekend was the first appearance of the series in Dubai and 2017 marks the first year for the ......read more

Paul Antonio puts his mark on the new collection Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Persol chronicles the story of its latest collection via a rear artform with an ancient tradition. Paul Antonio is a talented artisan and authority in the world of calligraphy. He boasts a boundless knowledge of this elegant timeless art, as well as an enthusiasm for experimenting with new techniques and injecting inspiration into his oeuvre. The art of calligraphy is an age-old tradition which has evolved and reinvigorated itself into a means of modern-day personal expression. A solid link between the craft of calligraphy and the quality of Persol produces singular results. Time-honoured materials ar ......read more

According to Bain & Company’s sixth annual report on the global diamond jewelry market, Millennials could give a further boost to industry sales, if the industry finds a way to reach them effectively Dubai, February 19, 2017 - The global diamond industry performed moderately well in 2015, led by diamond jewelry retail sales, which grew 3 percent at constant exchange rates. However, currency depreciation last year, as well as slower demand in China, contributed to a decline in global revenue of about 2 percent in U.S. dollar terms. Similarly, in the midstream, U.S. dollar revenues dipped by 2 percent and rough diamond sales fell nearly a quarter (24 percent). That decline was the ......read more

Gulfood’s Meat & Poultry segment draws global response as exhibitors keen to highlight the health benefits of protein-packed food Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  With bullish forecasts emerging on the GCC’s consumption of meat and poultry, a specialised segment focused on the product range has drawn a huge international response for world-leading food and beverage exhibition Gulfood 2017.  The new Meat & Poultry sector, one of eight dedicated segments in the new sectorised layout of the giant Gulfood exhibition due to open its 22nd edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 26 February to 2 March, has attracted 259 exhibitors from 35 countries inc ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 19 February, 2017:  Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems experienced by people, and is considered one of the main causes for absenteeism in the workplace. According to World Health Organization statistics, the lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60 per cent to 70 cent in industrialized countries. The presence of this condition is generally observed in people between the ages of 30 and 55 years. However, the number of younger people suffering from this condition is also said to be increasing each year. Dr. Sebouh Z. Kassis, Specialist Neurosurgeon, Burjeel Hospital of Advanced Surgery, and ......read more

Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Dubai Fashion League 2017, a three-day fashion extravaganza that will bring the fashion community from Asia and the UAE together, will host its first edition in Dubai. The first-of-its-kind event will be held on February 25 – 27, 2017 at Dubai’s plush Dusit Thani Hotel.  A convergence of beauty, fashion and everything in between, DFL 2017 will bring the top designers from across Asia to showcase their latest collections in Dubai. The list of designers showcasing at the event includes renowned names in the fashion world including Neeta Lulla, Divya Reddy, Shravan Kummar, Varoin Marwah, Asif Merchant, Rajdeep Ranawat, Swapnil Shinde, Ken Fern ......read more

Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017:  As part of its annual practice, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its shortlisted candidates in two of its categories; “Literature” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement follows the conclusion of a series of meetings held by the Scientific Committee in Abu Dhabi to assess reports submitted by the judges’ panel per category and the evaluation of nominated works. The selected works in literature included three narrative works, namely ‘Alwah’ (Tablets) by Lebanese author Rashid Al-Daif, (2016); ‘Khareef al Bara’a’ (The Autumn of Innocence) by Lebanese author Abbas Beydoun ( ......read more

Fully-equipped facility, spanning over 24,000 square feet, can cater to over 35,000 people  DUBAI – February 19, 2017:  Keita Catering has opened its flagship state-of-the-art kitchen spanning over 24,000 square feet in Dubai and with a capacity to cater to over 35,000 people. The new facility, located in Dubai Investment Park 2, is one of the largest kitchens in the UAE. It currently provides nearly 30,000 meals to schools, hospitals, corporate clients and community programmes.  With a robust reputation in the UAE’s food service management sector, Keita offers a dynamic range of catering options from small-scale private catering to 5-star dining for glitteri ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR Department) hosted a meeting for the Unified IPR Workforce which coordinates IPR activities among ministries and relevant authorities in the UAE.   Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs headed the meeting in Dubai Customs main building in the presence of Abdullah Al Tillai of the Ministry of Economy, Mohammed Al Daleel from the Federal Customs Authority, Ahmed Mohammed Sarhan from the National Media Council, Ibrahim Bahzad from the Department of Economic Development, Mohammed Samih Ali from Dubai Health Authority, Omar bin Hindi from JAFZA, and Mahbouba ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s Sports Committee, Eng. Majd Albloushi, in conjunction with the Dubai Sports Council, Shuttle Time Dubai and Ping Pong Dubai, and with the support of venue partner Dubai Design District and technology partner MySports.ae, the event atttracted more than 200 players from 15 nationalities  The competi ......read more

A report titled Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses stated that forestry crime including corporate crimes and illegal logging accounted for up to $152 billion every year The Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade indicates that around 30 per cent of the world’s timber is coming from illegal forest conversion  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  A steady stream of 180 industry professionals and consumers will walk the halls of Dubai WoodShow 2017 to attend the international ATIBT Forum that will run in Dubai from March 4th-6th at the Conrad Hotel. Held under the Patronage of UAE Ministry of Climate Change and En ......read more

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