Region’s First-Ever Unlimited Play Membership at all Fun City, Fun Ville and Fun Works Centres in UAE100 Days of play is now a big Deal!. Fun City launches a unique membership of 100 days of unlimited play for only AED 99 !Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017: Fun City, UAE’s most popular entertainment brand has launched its first-ever...
Industry experts and stakeholders gather to discuss consumers’ role in reducing energy consumption as world’s most energy efficient light bulb becomes commercially available across the UAEMay 24, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting has announced that Dubai...
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff expanded their presence in Bahrain when they re-opened the outlet of Al Adil Supermarket. The outlet was inaugurated by Ms. Preity Zinta, the beautiful Indian actress in the presence of Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman. Dr. Dhananjay (Jay)...
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: For the summer a new dress code: the classics with a twist and other unconventional accents... Original proportions, tried and tasteful combinations ranging between the chic and the casual, masculine and feminine, sporty and urban... With Weill the formal adopts a cheerful attitude with highly contrasted alliances...
du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting tripDubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 – du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and...
. RBBi honoured with four prestigious awards24 May 2017, Dubai-UAE - Red Blue Blur Ideas (RBBi), the first accredited usability & digital marketing consultancy in the Middle East was honoured with four prestigious awards at the 2017 MENA Search Awards. The awards celebrate the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry and...
Emirates Motor Company Daimler Commercial Vehicles delivers 50 heavy duty vehicles to Transgulf Readymix. All Actros 4440 8x4 vehicles are equipped with Leibherr 12cbm mixers24/05/2017, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Transgulf Readymix that will help...
With Ramadan just around the corner, it’s time to boost your skincare routine for a hydrated, protected and radiant look throughout the holy month. We have compiled a selection of products available at Paris Gallery that are sure to keep your skin happy and healthy this Ramadan.About Paris GalleryParis Gallery, the eponymous flagship...
Dubai Festival City Mall celebrates the essence of Ramadan with an exciting array of dining promotions Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Dubai Festival City is bringing a variety of family Ramadan promotions and dining experiences commencing the 26 May. Whether you’re looking for an Iftar meal to share with the family...
Landmark 33-storey tower with 300 apartments developed at the cost of AED 295 million, completed ahead of schedule One, two, three and four bedroom apartments at strategic location offer world-class amenities at affordable pricesDubai, 24 May 2017: Al Thuriah Properties, the UAE’s premier property developer that specializes in high...
. 24 May 2017Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has recognised 11 university students from across the UAE at the inaugural Fikra awards ceremony, held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Fikra, which means “idea” in Arabic, was launched in 2016, supporting the UAE government’s drive to encourage innovation among...
Winning campaign developed in partnership with Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 May 2017: Nissan’s Aqdar Drive Safely program has been officially recognised by the Middle East Road & Bridge Forum for its innovative and engaging approach to road safety in the UAE, just three months after its launch...
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: At Godiva, we enjoy being part of all of your celebrations and special occasions, and Ramadan is no exception. As you gather together with family and friendsAbout Godiva. The company has continued to grow and expand over the years. The U.S. plant in Reading, PA, now produces the same amount of chocolate for the U.S....
. . Destinations include various cities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan. Dubai, UAE; May 24, 2017: Turkish Airlines, the airline that travels to more destinations than other airline globally has launched new flights from various...
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Dubai, May 25, 2017: The year 2017 is set to break all expansion records for Joyalukkas with the opening of two more showrooms in Dubai. The Group’s unmatched growth over the last two years is aimed at strengthening its position in current locations while tapping new markets and territories to expand its global presence. The two new showrooms in Dubai’s industrial areas see’s the Group getting closer to the heart of its operations to the customer.
The all-new Joyalukkas Lulu Village showroom was inaugurated by Jassim Mohamed Ibrahim Alhasawi Altamimi - Director, Joyalukkas Jewellery, UAE and Mustafa Mohd Alshareef, Vice President Government & VVIP Dubai Regio ...... read more
Challenge, innovate and play – when it comes to pioneering design, the world’s favorite eyewear brand never fails to surprise!
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: This summer Ray-Ban takes fun into the Major League with a line-up that goes beyond all expectations. From legendary icons to fresh new talents and high-performance competitors, this season’s collection sets the standard for one-of-kind style with must-have status and superior vision quality. And in true Ray-Ban style, when it comes to the sun, it’s all about lenses. So what’s new?
First up, innovative flat lens-over-frame constructions revamp DNA shapes for a clean-cut perspective on full-metal styl ...... read more
Dubai, UAE: 24 May, 2017
UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has congratulated the people of the UAE on the occasion of Ramadan, calling on everyone to embrace the generous spirit of the month by continuing to support those in need.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “We encourage all government and private-sector entities to launch new initiatives to establish the value of giving in the UAE during Ramadan; we invite everyone to launch creative and humanitarian initiatives.”
He continued, “The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for us to consolidate the goals behind the Year ...... read more
25 May 2017
Thousands of athletes, coaches and supporters to fly with Etihad from around the globe
Airline set to deliver world-class hospitality and ground programme for Summer Games
Partnership promotes core values of tolerance, diversity and youth engagement
Etihad Airways has been unveiled as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games, an event that will bring more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations to Abu Dhabi in March of that year.
Special Olympic athletes from the UAE and Etihad Airways Emirati cadet pilots attended a special signing event today, Thursday 25 May, at the headquarters of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), ...... read more
Mall of Qatar was recognized as a world class shopping centre at the 2017 Retail & Leisure International Awards
Dubai - UAE, May 25 2017: Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping dining and family entertainment - Mall of Qatar was awarded International Retail & Leisure Destination by RLI (Retail & Leisure International), at this year’s 12th edition of the prestigious Global RLI Awards. The ceremony took place on May 10, at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and attracted many key global industry figures in retail and leisure, that celebrated Mall of Qatar’s spectacular offerings.
Mall of Qatar was presented with the highly coveted and prestigious Globa ...... read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 25, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and DP World launched today a fully-equipped mobile blood donation bus aimed to enhance blood donations and provide donors with added convenience.
DP world donated the AED 1.79 million bus that will be used by the DHA-run Dubai Blood Donation Centre to collect blood during its mobile blood collection campaigns.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, praised this humanitarian initiative and said that this partnership symbolizes true collaboration between the government entities in the Emirate. He expressed his appreciation for en ......
The Group’s largest electronics outlet features a VR zone with live recording studio and free WiFi to sing and go live on social media for customers, in addition to a live cooking demo station.
SHARJAH – May 25, 2017: Thomsun Group, a leading business conglomerate with operations in the Gulf and Indian subcontinent, has launched the region’s first connected and live experience electronics store in Sharjah. Mr. Juma Alleem, Director of National Media Council offices in Dubai and Sharjah, inaugurated the outlet in the presence of Thomsun Group Managing Directors Mr. KV Thomas and Mr. VT John.
The Group’s largest electronics store spans over 30,00 ...... read more
du continues partnership with DIHQA
Dubai, UAE, 25th May 2017: As the official sponsor of the 21st annual Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), du will once again broadcast the competition to viewers across the Middle East, North African and Europe. Furthermore, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the Awards on du IPTV and du View, giving them the flexibility of watching the ceremony from a mobile or tablet, as well as their TV.
The DIHQA, sponsored by the Dubai government, is an annual award given to those who successfully memorize and recite the Holy Quran. The Award was established to encourage the Muslim youth to spread the Quranic values of peace and love by inspiri ...... read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 25, 2017: Today, Al Maya opened its 51st Supermarket in Electra Road, Abu Dhabi informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group. The Supermarket in Electra Road was opened by H.E. Mr Awad Mohammed Al Otaiba. We are very happy for having our first Supermarket in Electra Road says Mr Kamal Vachani.
Mr Kamal Vachani added, Al Maya is currently implementing an ambitious growth strategy that will see it opening further outlets throughout the region in the years to come.
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Dubai, May 25, 2017: Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments, hosted a Pre-Ramadan event to showcase the true essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The two stunning Rotana properties in Deira invited valued media partners, bloggers, instagrammers, corporate clients, tour operators, travel agencies, bookers and long staying guests in the hotel. During the event, an overview of its enticing offers was announced.
Discover the true spirit of Ramadan at Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan by Rotana. Make it special with a sumptuous international and Ramadan specialty buffet at Liwan Restaurant, with live Arabic entertainment for ...... read more
First payment solution to support secure payments on common-use platforms now available
BRUSSELS – 2017 Air Transport IT Summit – 25 May 2017: SITA has launched the first payment solution which addresses the need for airlines to be able to accept payments securely at airports when using a shared IT infrastructure. SITA AirportConnect Common Use Payment Service enables payment transactions by multiple airlines on a single payment terminal. Importantly, this is possible with any, and all, of the departure control systems the airlines choose to use.
Airlines use common-use or shared IT infrastructure at airports around the world and this ground-breaking solut ......
Sharjah, May 25, 2017: A fire drill was held at the Sharjah Central Post Office to test the preparedness of employees and customers in the event of a fire or any other emergency.
Teams from the Department of Civil Defense took part in the drill that required employees and customers to leave the building and assemble outside the premises.
The drill began with the fire alarm going off in the building. As employees and customers came out of the building within minutes, fire engines from the Civil Defense raced to the scene with their sirens blaring. In less than five minutes staff members and customers were evacuated as part of the drill.
During the drill, the Civil D ...... read more
9HIJRI is a special tribute by The Dubai Mall to mark the Holy Month
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: This Holy Month of Ramadan, embark on a journey of enlightenment through the Golden Ages of Islam as The Dubai Mall brings 9HIJRI, a well-curated experience highlighting the contributions of Islamic scholars and master-craftsmen.
The month-long exhibition celebrates Islam’s contribution to the region’s civilisation with nine dedicated zones that pay tribute to the scholars and veterans, each highlighting a defining aspect of the region.
Discover the ‘House of Wisdom’ at the Knowledge Zone that brings together the inspiring views of scholars from ac ...... read more
Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center organizes first Walkathon
Al Ain, UAE, 25 May 2017: Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre organized a walkathon, to show the determination of its patients in leading normal lives. The initiative falls in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s recommendation to consider people with special needs as the determined ones and highlights the importance of acceptance and communication in changing the lives of people in need.
The walkathon, which involved the center’s patients, their families, and the larger community, was organised at Al Muwaiji Palace – Al Ain city, in partnership wit ...... read more
Dubai Unites Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has appointed Global Knowledge, the world’s largest IT training company, to provide training to all its partners and customers across Middle East and Africa. These training programs and courses will be offered to industry professionals looking to maximizing their knowledge and skills on all Trend Micro solutions, including those powered by XGen™ security.
“We are committed to provide our partners and customers with the right training, so that they can maximize the benefits from their Trend Micro solutions. Working with Global Knowledg ......
Dubai-UAE: 25 May 2017: Family, food, culture and traditions are key elements that are of central focus during the holy month of Ramadan and now with smart appliances, homemakers are able to take advantage of trendsetting technology to prepare meals that healthy, delicious and perfect for not just a home for today, but for a smart home of the future.
Ramadan is the season whereby people enjoy mouth-watering dishes prepared with a variety of ingredients that include dates and fruits, various meats, rice and bread and more. Homemakers cook up the most decadent meals for their family and friends to enjoy during Iftar or Suhoor and now with smart technology, they can be confident ...... read more
Dubai, 25 May 2017- The Ministry of Economy has announced in a press conference that the preparations for the ‘World Trade Development Week 2017’ to be held in Dubai from October 30 November 1, 2017. The Ministry will supervise the preparations in cooperation with the Federal Customs Authority.
The press conference held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai was attended by H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade; Saud Salem Al Aqroubi, Director of the International Relations Department of the Federal Customs Authority; Aisha Al Kabissi, Director of the International Organizations Department; and Sultan Darwish, Director of the Department ......
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: The calla lily first arrived in the Purificación García accessories collection as a piece of costume jewelry. Now one of the brand’s signature items, it has been reinterpreted to give a fresher, more conceptual version and to create a whole Cala collection.
The jewelry family is made up of a gold-plated necklace, bracelet, earrings, ring and brooch, all reminiscent of the flower itself. A large garden of callas is also represented in the scarf collection, hand-painted in white and blue tones and made out of 100% silk. Finally, this emblematic PG flower is also featured on printed canvas in the Twin and Combinación Única families, a ...... read more
Industry experts and stakeholders gather to discuss consumers’ role in reducing energy consumption as world’s most energy efficient light bulb becomes commercially available across the UAE
May 24, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting has announced that Dubai Lamp, the world’s most energy efficient light bulb, will be widely available across the Emirates starting May 27.
The announcement, made this morning at a roundtable discussion on sustainability hosted by Philips Lighting, was attended by Olav Scholte, Marketing Manager End-User Projects at Philips Lighting Middle East; Ivani ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: Modern, yet with character! The Reserved summer campaign in the lens of photographer Maciek Kobielski. This summer the Reserved campaign is about more, than just clothes. Fashion is a motto that lets you express your individuality.
The Reserved woman is a self – aware fashionista, that stays on track with the latest trends, not only fashion-wise but also pop culture and the arts. She’s stylish regardless of the venue. Her clothes are her motto. It’s not important if she’s a romantic, or an elegant, a sportswoman or a hipster. All women will find something (well, everything actually) at Reserved . The Neo-romantic wi ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff expanded their presence in Bahrain when they re-opened the outlet of Al Adil Supermarket. The outlet was inaugurated by Ms. Preity Zinta, the beautiful Indian actress in the presence of Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman. Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, who is is popularly known as Masala King, said that the crowd to witness the re-opening was quite huge and much higher than what was experienced during the earlier inaugurations. “We are extremely happy to note that a record crowd of more than 50,000 people turned up for the re-opening of our outlet which is situated in the heart of Bah ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: For the summer a new dress code: the classics with a twist and other unconventional accents... Original proportions, tried and tasteful combinations ranging between the chic and the casual, masculine and feminine, sporty and urban... With Weill the formal adopts a cheerful attitude with highly contrasted alliances and luminous themes, a spruce Parisian style determined to interpret dress codes freely.
When it comes to appearances, a variety of wardrobes expresses as many different moods from morning to evening. A classical disposition, an 80s impulse, or a flourish of haute couture... To each one her own wardrobe or wardrobes, a preferred ...... read more
Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle
Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions
Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”.
The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration ......
du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip
Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 – du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers.
These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development trip to Spain, were recognized for their exceptional performance at an event hosted by du and LaLiga las ...... read more
Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market.
“Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual asses ......
The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees.
Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the coun ......
Early research with Microsoft HoloLens shows potential of mixed reality
Dubai, UAE – 2017 Air Transport IT Summit – 24 May 2017 – A new world of mixed reality is emerging and SITA Lab, the research arm of air transport IT provider SITA, is exploring its potential for airlines and airports. Today it released early results of research carried out with Helsinki Airport using Microsoft HoloLens to analyze and manage airport operations in a mixed reality environment.
HoloLens is the world's first self-contained holographic computer, enabling users to engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. It runs Windows 10, an ......
RBBi honoured with four prestigious awards
24 May 2017, Dubai-UAE - Red Blue Blur Ideas (RBBi), the first accredited usability & digital marketing consultancy in the Middle East was honoured with four prestigious awards at the 2017 MENA Search Awards. The awards celebrate the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry and is regarded as the premier celebration of SEO, PPC and content marketing in the Middle East & North Africa.
With an already distinguished reputation in the UK, US and Europe, 2017 marks the first series of the Search Awards in MENA, to honour the best content and engagement campaigns across the region, shining the spotlight on some ...... read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector.
H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum.
Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the over ......
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman
Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts
Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO
RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore
RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate ......
Emirates Motor Company Daimler Commercial Vehicles delivers 50 heavy duty vehicles to Transgulf Readymix.
All Actros 4440 8x4 vehicles are equipped with Leibherr 12cbm mixers
24/05/2017, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Transgulf Readymix that will help the UAE concrete firm fulfil on its growing list of contracts.
EMC officially handed the fleet of trucks over to the Abu Dhabi-based firm today in what is believed to be one of the largest deals of its kind in the UAE.
Transgulf are one of the region’s largest ready mix firms and the 50 Actros 4440 8x4 vehicles represent a vi ...... read more
With Ramadan just around the corner, it’s time to boost your skincare routine for a hydrated, protected and radiant look throughout the holy month. We have compiled a selection of products available at Paris Gallery that are sure to keep your skin happy and healthy this Ramadan.
About Paris Gallery
Paris Gallery, the eponymous flagship brand of Paris Gallery Group, is the leading luxury retailer in the Middle East.
Boasting a network of over 40 stores located in prime retail addresses across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, these luxurious boutiques offer a premium assortment of over 450 international brands across several product categories - fragrances, co ...... read more
Dubai Festival City Mall celebrates the essence of Ramadan with an exciting array of dining promotions
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Dubai Festival City is bringing a variety of family Ramadan promotions and dining experiences commencing the 26 May. Whether you’re looking for an Iftar meal to share with the family or something indulgent for Suhoor, major restaurants at Festival City are offering an array of delicious options to choose from, making the mall the dining go-to destination this Ramadan.
Families will be spoilt for choice with restaurants offering limited edition promotions where Kids Eat Free. Embracing the finest culinary treats of Ramad ...... read more
Landmark 33-storey tower with 300 apartments developed at the cost of AED 295 million, completed ahead of schedule
One, two, three and four bedroom apartments at strategic location offer world-class amenities at affordable prices
Dubai, 24 May 2017: Al Thuriah Properties, the UAE’s premier property developer that specializes in high-rise residential towers and communities, today announced it had completed handover of its 33-storey Sahara 4 Tower in Al Nahda. Freehold owners have begun to occupy the 300 apartments at the tastefully designed and strategically located tower.
Developed at the cost of AED 295 million, Sahara Tower 4 consists of spacious and elegantly desi ...... read more
24 May 2017
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has recognised 11 university students from across the UAE at the inaugural Fikra awards ceremony, held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Fikra, which means “idea” in Arabic, was launched in 2016, supporting the UAE government’s drive to encourage innovation among younger generations.
The students were encouraged to think innovatively and harness their entrepreneurial spirit to create ideas that could be implemented in businesses and entities across EAG.
More than 2,600 competition ideas were submitted by students, with 502 reaching the final stages. The final awards were presented for eight pr ...... read more
Winning campaign developed in partnership with Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 May 2017: Nissan’s Aqdar Drive Safely program has been officially recognised by the Middle East Road & Bridge Forum for its innovative and engaging approach to road safety in the UAE, just three months after its launch.
The program, developed by Nissan, Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE, won the award for 'Best Road Safety Innovation Campaign Award by an Automobile Company' at the recent Middle East Road & Bridge Forum Awards hosted by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development. The recipient of the award was determined by delegates at ...... read more
May 24, 2017 – Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will suspend its service to and from the following destinations:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CEB will fly the last of its four-times-a-week service from Manila to Kuwait on June 13, 2017, and its Kuwait-Manila flight on June 14, 2017. The thrice-weekly Manila-Doha-Manila route will have its last flight on July 1, 2017; while CEB’s last flight from Manila to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will depart on July 2, 2017, while the Riyadh-Manila flight will leave on July 3, 2017.
“The entry of Cebu Pacific into these markets benefitted passengers with lower fares and more choices. Of late, other carriers have aggres ......
Dubai, UAE 24 May 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back for a record year from 1 July to 12 August 2017. The 20th edition will offer residents and visitors an exciting six week calendar of sales and family entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), this year’s DSS will run for 43 days under the slogan ‘Enjoy 6 weeks of sales.’
DSS 2017 will feature a series of retail promotions offering the best deals and discounts and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes at malls run in collaboration with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group. Thousands of ...... read more
Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman
NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC
Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017
NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empower ......
Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Hea ......
May 24, 2017.Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted today (Wednesday, May 24, 2017) a high-level delegation from the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD). The meeting was a part of its efforts to share its pioneering experience at the national level to position the UAE’s maritime sector at the highest levels of competitiveness, inclusiveness and excellence in the global maritime industry.
The session highlighted the achievements in enhancing the attractiveness of the local maritime tourism and the development of visiting yacht policies in Dubai. This reflects DMCA’s keenness to reinforce the concept of government integration to make ......
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s efforts contribute to UAE’s leading position in development assistance
76% of funds channelled to Arab countries
Fund’s total development funding, investment portfolio hits AED80 billion, number of beneficiary countries reaches 83
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects ......
Using ancient minerals from the Dead Sea in Jordan, Séla’s anti-aging products are developed with the highest in French formula innovation
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: Already a favourite within the Hong Kong beauty market, stocked in Harvey Nichols amongst others and most recently winner of the ‘Natural Product Line of the Year’ at the AsiaSpa Awards 2016. Iconic beauty brand Séla Ancient Minerals are set to take the Dubai beauty scene by storm, with their official launch into the UAE market over coming weeks.
Inspired by both the ancient city of Jordan and ancient skincare formulas from all corners of the globe, Séla is a brand that combines a unique French formu ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: At Godiva, we enjoy being part of all of your celebrations and special occasions, and Ramadan is no exception. As you gather together with family and friends
The company has continued to grow and expand over the years. The U.S. plant in Reading, PA, now produces the same amount of chocolate for the U.S. market as the Belgian plant produces for the rest of the world. There are now over 270 Retail locations as well as over 2000 Wholesale doors. In addition to retail and production, Godiva runs a direct business ( www.godiva.com and 1-800-9-Godiva) and a wholesale merchandising sales force across the country. Godiva's world headquarters ...... read more
The world’s most premium and globally acclaimed OLED TV features an unmatched ultra-slim, “Picture-on-Wall” design
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: After having recently showcased its flagship LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W at LG InnoFest – the company’s annual marketing conference, LG Electronics (LG) has announced the ultra-premium TV’s rollout in the UAE. LG’s highly anticipated and most innovative Picture-on-Wall design TV enjoys an unrivalled razor-thin profile with less than 3mm of thickness when mounted on the wall. Awarded Best-of-the-Best at CES 2017, LG’s W series is the ultimate expression of cinema-quality experience for ...... read more
Destinations include various cities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan
Dubai, UAE; May 24, 2017: Turkish Airlines, the airline that travels to more destinations than other airline globally has launched new flights from various cities from the Middle East to key touristic destinations in Turkey.
The new direct flights will be launched from the cities of Saudi Arabia including Jeddah now with connecting flights to Ankara and Trabzon; Riyadh with flights to Antalya and Trabzon; and from Medina to Ankara. Additional connecting flights include the cities of Dammam, Yanb ...... read more
innogy International Middle East and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) to develop Rooftop PV Projects in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai’s vision and the UAE Vision 2021, it is evident that Dubai and the UAE are at the forefront of sustainable development in the region. With the ambitious targets of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, the Demand Side Management programme and the Shams Dubai regime, entities are encouraged to foster innovation in support of the Government, to successfully meet and ......
May 24, 2017 - Dubai, UAE
Good things stand the test of time—what is true of life applies all the more so to the world of watches. Already in 1994, with the Grand Régulateur, Chronoswiss created a regulator in a stately 44 mm dimension which could be worn as a wristwatch or pocket watch thanks to its convertible case. Launched in 2006 as a wristwatch, the successor has since loyally complemented the collection. A decade later, the time is now ripe to release this Regulator model in a new dimension as well: As the Flying Grand Regulator, the watch is now presented in a new, contemporary look with an innovative, 3D dial.
Like its little brothers, the Flying Grand Regulator ...... read more
May 24, 2017 - Dubai - UAE
In conjunction with Finland’s upcoming centennial anniversary, Finnair is launching three new food collaborations for its onboard meals. The collaborations, which intend to promote Finland’s healthy and hearty food culture, are done in cooperation with the ELO Foundation, an association dedicated to the promotion of Finnish food culture.
Business class for long-haul flights leaving Helsinki
For business class customers flying out of Helsinki on long-haul flights between October 4 and January 9, Finnair’s Signature Menu chef, Eero Vottonen, has put together an exclusive 100 years-themed menu to celebrate the culinary nuances of F ......
UAE, May 24, 2017– The Department of Economic Development – Ajman’s (DED – Ajman) Directorate Control and Consumer Protection recently met with representatives of local chain of supermarkets to discuss guidelines for commodity price regulations during the upcoming month of Ramadan. During the meeting, all parties agreed to cooperate and coordinate with the UAE Ministry of Economy to ensure the implementation of the best practices, protection of consumer rights, and the strengthening of the stability of the consumer market during the holy month. The meeting was attended by representatives of major outlets in the Emirate of Ajman, including LuLu Hypermarket, Choithram, ......
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: Jewel Corner, operating under Soft Touch Jewellers LLC, a fine jewellery brand, is geared up to spread more happiness with an irresistible offer this Eid. Known for its affordable range of jewellery, Jewel Corner will raise the bar further this Eid by offering its diamond collection at a truly attractive rate in more than 30 stores across the GCC and also at jewelcorner.com, from May 26th to June 30th.
Eid and the holy month of Ramadan are marked with festivities and exchange of gifts. Moreover, a large number of expats like to travel back home to reunite with their family and celebrate Eid together. In its endeavour to make this occa ...... read more
Break the rules with Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation
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Women today want a foundation which provides full coverage, which stays put all day long and is smudge proof. Traditionally, many women believe that long-lasting foundations can be too heavy and thick on the skin. Because of this, they often use both a liquid foundation AND a ...... read more
AED 80 billion regional facility management industry in immediate need of regulation and standardized best practices; say’s company spokesperson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA), having launched in the UAE market, now offers the country’s cleaning, hygiene, and facility management industry much needed regulations and standardized best practices. MECA aims to play a prominent role in the region, helping to vitalise the Middle East’s cleaning and hygiene industry expecting to see a grow of 275% by 2020.
The region’s facility management industry, which industry sources estimate to be worth AED 300 billion by 2020, will als ......
The seventeen-year-old Indian boy showcases his talent with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’
DUBAI – May 24, 2017: Aamir Kudel, a seventeen-year-old Indian artist in Dubai, recently conducted his debut solo exhibition in Dubai with a series of 13 exquisite works of art titled ‘Visions of Life’ painted with oil on canvas.
The star-studded event was held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai in the presence of Indian Consul-General in Dubai His Excellency Vipul; Aamir's parents Mr. Zulfeq Kudel and Mrs. Lasitha Zulfeq, along with his teachers and other dignitaries.
Aamir is a Grade 12 student at the Emirate ...... read more
Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to enthusiastically take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Giving’
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017: The holy month of Ramadan is at door steps & millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome this holy month with the acts of service, charity & prayers. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer strengthens its CSR activities in the GCC and Far Ea ...... read more
Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majid Al Futtaim Retail to cooperate in the marketing of local agricultural products through Carrefour stores in the UAE.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Sultan Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Miguel Provedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.
Under the terms of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will provide sales training to local suppliers of agricultural products. Furthermore, the company will support MOCCAE’s Mawroothna social initiative th ......
Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman Dubai Quality Group, honored 9 winners in the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Awards.
110 participants, includes 22 professionals and 88 businesswomen, was submitted this year.
Emirates Women Award is one of the DQG achievements which highlighting the women demonstrating leadership in various fields of business.
Dubai, 24th May 2017 UAE, Dubai: Quality Group concludes the 14th cycle of Emirates Women Award, under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and the Patron of Dubai Quality Group. Emirates Women Award 2 ......
The new Smart and Sustainable City Platform will serve as a global forum to share and exchange information about issues faced by developers of sustainable cities around the world in sustainable practices, relations and business models with anchored solutions
Dubai, UAE - 24 May 2017: TheWorld Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in October 2016 and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Today WGEO launched internationally Smart &Sustainable Cities Platform in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The platform was launched in Seoul with an objectiv ......
UAE, May 23, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative—running until June 15, 2017. The campaign, which was launched last May 21, 2017, has already screened a total of 131 females of different nationalities. The initiative is aimed towards increasing more awareness on the importance of early detection and the move to drive in a reduction of breast cancer mortality rates. The first two days of the program was held at Festival City and will move to the Mall of the Emirates from May 24 to May 25, 2017. From that point, the free consultations will be moving to select shopping mall areas in the Northern ......
UAE, May 23, 2017– In line with the declaration of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving,’ a delegation of directors and officers from the Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED Ajman) visited the Khalifa Hospital in the emirate. During the tour of the facility, they met patients and presented them with souvenirs, offering moral and psychological support to bring them joy. The is in line with the ‘Giving Hands’ campaigns – one of the three initiatives launched by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, as part of the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative with the aim to inculcate the spirit of volunteerism, service and respons ......
RAK Airport’s 2017 First Quarter improves on record 2016:
Double digit growth for aircraft movements
Passenger numbers up 9% y-o-y
Cargo grows 15% y-o-y with new operators
Charter flights to run through the summer
Ras Al Khaimah - 23 May, 2017: Following an exceptional first quarter, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has celebrated with the arrival of a new scheduled operation between the emirate and Prague, the Czech capital. The operator is SmartWings, the Czech Republic’s most prominent low-cost carrier. The service will start with a weekly flight to a destination that is becoming increasing popular with UAE and regional residents. With its historic cen ......
23 May 2017
Dubai, UAE - InfoFort, an Aramex company and leading information management solution provider in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled a new logo designed using the recently launched ‘Dubai’ typeface.
In homage to the emirate’s vision to become a leader in innovation and smart technology, InfoFort announced that it has also adopted the ‘Dubai Font’ for use across its entire internal and external communications materials.
The font, created by The Executive Council of Dubai, in collaboration with Microsoft, was officially introduced to the public on 30 April by the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin ......
Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 23 May 2017 — More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Mr. Li Fanrong, Deputy Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
“In our efforts to meet growing energy demand with cleaner, low-carbon and sustainable sources of energy sour ......
Developer of the Year: Majid Al Futtaim
Green Hotel of the Year: Hilton Garden Inn Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Al Zahia (Phase Two), My City Centre Al Barsha, and City Centre Mirdif were among shortlisted projects
United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, celebrated big wins at the fifth annual 2017 MENA Green Building Awards. Supported by the WorldGBC, and organised in partnership with the JordanGBC and LebanonGBC; the MENA Green Building Awards 2017 saw two accolades awarded to Majid Al Futtaim.
Majid Al Futtaim was recognized as &lsquo ......
Renowned Saudi designer unveils a Quran Stand as the first product from this new collection.
Dubai, May 2017: AYA The Art of Living, a distinctive Saudi product and furniture designer, launches the innovative Quran Stand this Ramadan. This new product represents the first from a new line, ‘The Alef Collection’. The Alef Collection is a yearly Ramadan Capsule Collection with a range of products that celebrates and re-contextualizes heritage whilst adding a festive spirit, educational innovations, and a reconnection to Islamic icons for children and adults during the holy month. This line has been created with the sister of Ayah Al Bitar; Haya Al Bitar, and will be ava ...... read more
This Ramadan shoppers can help those in need by donating clothes to Red Crescent as part of BurJuman Share and Care Campaign
Celebrate the Holy Month with activities including Henna painting, calligraphy, lantern and pottery painting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017: This Ramadan, BurJuman is partnering with Red Crescent to encourage shoppers to help those in need through the BurJuman Share and Care Campaign.
Starting the first day of Ramadan and running into Eid, shoppers can help by donating clothing via easily accessible donation points. All collected items will be given to Red Crescent UAE to be distributed to families in need.
“The Holy ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, 23rd May 2017: Dubai Customs signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies to establish an academic research center, and develop measuring tools for the Authorized Economic Operator AEO Program to make it an international benchmark.
The MoU was signed by Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy, Director of Customs Declaration Management, Owner of AEO and Dr Daniel Evans, Representative of Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in the UAE.
The MoU will adopt the best practices in customs field by presenting scientific researches and organizing training courses.
Commenting on the signing ...... read more
Ericsson has been selected by Landmark to build communications infrastructure for its intelligent microgrid ecosystem across North America
The program includes Ericsson’s Zero Site communications platform, cloud, core and IoT software solutions
Ericsson will provide microgrid management, integrating communications for the industrial IoT with battery storage applications and grid-control software
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been chosen by leading real estate and infrastructure firm Landmark Dividend LLC, the sponsor of Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (NASDAQ: LMRK), to provide its Zero Site communications platform and communications infrastructure at sites acro ......
The QLED TV is world’s first television to reproduce 100 percent color volume thanks to new and advanced Quantum Dot technology
Dubai, UAE – May 23, 2017: Samsung Gulf Electronics launched the much anticipated QLED TV at its Experience Store in Dubai Media City on May 23, 2017. During the event, Samsung held a product demonstration for media guests, which further showcased the innovation that Samsung has brought to its TV line up. The event expanded upon the latest innovations in Quantum Dot Display technology, the major differences in display technologies, as well as the extension of its Smart Hub interface and the new design elements that address consumer pain points. ...... read more
The House has been awarded under the category Green Residential Building as it’s the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate
May 23, 2017
Dubai United Arab Emirates
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) Sustainable Autonomous House, the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate, won the 2017 MENA Green Building Award under the category Green Residential Building.
The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards attracted a large number of submissions from many institutions, companies, research centres and students from six countries from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for different categories focusing on sustaina ...... read more
Dubai, May 23, 2017: Doha Bank won the “Best Bank Governance – Qatar 2017” at Capital Finance International (CFI) co Awards 2017 in Second week of May 2017 at London. In recognition of the award, Dr. R. Seetharaman Doha Bank CEO said “The Best Bank Governance award is a recognition for Doha Bank Board for its active involvement in promoting excellence in Corporate Governance.
It reviews and provide guidance about the alignment of corporate strategy with risk appetite and the internal risk management structure. Doha Bank is recognized as one of the few ‘Domestic Systemically Important Bank’ (DSIB) in Qatar. The Bank is committed to adhering t ......
Attributed to Kevin Cha, President, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa
DUBAI, May 23, 2017: Smartphones are getting smarter every year. Today’s smartphone’s are no more bulky. They are slim, smaller and easy to carry around. The screen is crystal clear and it’s a pleasure to see pictures and watch movies. Some of the cameras in high-end phones are as powerful as a DSLR camera. The operating systems in smartphones today are so user friendly that anybody can navigate through using the touch interface.
2017 is shaping up to be the year for smartphone buyers with devices becoming thinner, faster and even a bit more intelligent than one could expect. Whether it ...... read more
Stainless steel case
Blue dial and straps
Manufacture self-winding Calibre 5100
The latest newcomer to the Quai de l’Ile collection, a contemporary expression of horological traditions, is a stainless steel model in which blue makes a noteworthy entrance on the dial punctuated by luminescent indications, as well as on the leather and rubber straps.
Quai de l’Ile, an urban location brimming with history
The name of this collection stems from the historical site of Vacheron Constantin. Located at the heart of Geneva, this crossing place between the left and right banks of the Rhone – home to the famous 19th century master cabinotiers – has been ...... read more
The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation are spearheading interventional approaches for diabetes management, with support of an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi.
The new application allows individuals to choose their Ramadan food menu with a calorie count, customized to the cuisine of their choice.
The Ramadan Education and Awareness in Diabetes (READ) study demonstrated a significant decrease in the number of hypoglycemic (low sugar levels) events in a group of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who received diabetes education (from 9 events pre-Ramadan to just 5 during Ramadan) compared to an increase (from 9 to 36 event ......
When every performer set the stage on fire
Dubai, May 23rd 2017 - Dubai’s unsung heroes finally got the spotlight at Smart Idol, a competition organised to showcase the talents of emirate’s blue-collar labourers.
Smart Idol 2017 finale held at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on 19th May, found a host of spectacular talents go up on stage from various labour accommodations in Dubai.
Organised by SmartLife, an NGO licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) -Dubai, Smart Idol takes place over 9 months, where more than 1500+ labourer’s from Dubai are auditioned from 15+ labour camps with their singing and dancing talents in the preliminary rounds.
The day thou ...... read more
Roger Dubuis takes innovation to the next level in 2017 with the revolutionary introduction of carbon to its iconic Excalibur Spider concept and two cutting-edge calibres: the best-selling 820SQ and recent SIHH World Premiere 509SQ.
Perpetually on the lookout for original technical developments and unusual aesthetic options, Roger Dubuis has acquired an international reputation as an avant-garde Maison, a ‘serial innovator’ with a dynamic research-driven approach to watchmaking.
The annual unveiling of world premieres from its ever-busy innovation pipeline represents the almost ‘organic’ result of its on-going investments in Research & Development. Backed ...... read more
-Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants
23 May, 2017 – Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants. These are the results of Deloitte’s NextGen Survey.
Deloitte talked to 268 family-owned businesses and discussed specific challenges such as succession but also growth, strategy and the speed with markets change nowadays.
“The global economy is changing rapidly and fundamentally, due to the exponential speed of transformation in digital ......
May 23, 2017 - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) witnessed in London, the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between AUS Enterprises and Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), a company that commercializes science and technology from the UK’s University of Oxford, to mutually enhance the innovation ecosystems of the Emirate of Sharjah and the city of Oxford. The agreement was signed during the recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah.
This partnership aims to boost OSI’s efforts to strengthen innovation- ......
Agha tops SWS Junior Cup, second Masters win in a row for Eelma
Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2017: Veteran racers produced a strong showing at the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Races on Monday night (22 May) at Dubai Kartdrom with Anjum Shaikh and Kamal Agha displaying peak form ahead of their participation in the Paris SWS World Finals on Thursday (25 May).
Both drivers went two-for-two on the evening, just days ahead of their trip to France where they will join nine other drivers representing the Dubai Kartdrome at the SWS World Finals. Fellow racer, Heiki Eelma won’t be going to Paris this year, however, he did bag another class win as he continues to dominate the SWS Masters c ...... read more
Autonomous, mobile kiosks will move themselves to where they are needed in the airport
Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017: SITA Lab, which explores the future of technology in air travel, has unveiled KATE, an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed, promising to relegate check-in queues to the past.
Using various data sources – including flight and passenger flow information – KATE can identify where additional check-in kiosks are required to reduce passenger queue times at check-in. KATE uses existing SITA data systems such as Day of Operations Business Intelligence and FlightInfo API.
Multiple ...... read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017: Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the people are from developing countries.
In 2025, the WHO estimated that the total number of people suffering from high blood pressure will increase to 1.56 billion from the current 1 billion. In the UAE, 75% of people who suffer from stroke are due to high blood pressure and 50% of these have never been diagnosed or treated for high BP.
Acknowledging the alarming rise in the incidence of hype ...... read more
91% of regular savers save monthly, marking a 4% increase from 2015
64% of savers plan to increase their savings, 68% plan to start saving
Potential for saving increases by 19% compared to 2015
55% saved less in 2016 than they did in 2015
45% expect an increase in their income
89% think their savings are not enough for the future
55% saved less than planned, while 28% saved about the same amount
Dubai-UAE: 23 May, 2017: National Bonds Corporation (National Bonds), the leading UAE company specializing in a unique and Sharia-compliant investment program, has released its 2016 Savings Index findings based on a survey conducted among savers and non-savers in the GCC reg ...... read more
Catch a glimpse of the new MICHAEL Michael Kors Bags for Summer.
Studded trim puts a luxe-edge spin on an everyday carryall with the Rivington Stud bags.
From the Large Tote spacious enough to accommodate a laptop and spare shoes to the practical Natalie Messenger with silver chain details.
They are crafted from smooth leather with generous shoulder straps and signature logo detailing.
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First four-seater Ferrari with a V8 engine is now at Al Tayer Motors, Dubai and Premier Motors, Abu Dhabi
Dubai, 23 May 2017: Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater to sport a V8 engine, has arrived in UAE showrooms and can be viewed at Al Tayer Motors, Dubai and Premier Motors, Abu Dhabi.
Ushering in a whole new Ferrari GT concept, the car is aimed squarely at drivers looking for range as well as sporty driving and versatility.
“Ferraristi looking for a sporty and versatile vehicle that does not compromise on performance, while providing greater fuel efficiency, have the perfect solution in the form of the GTC4 Lusso T,” said Hossam Hosni, Vice Preside ...... read more
Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE – 22 May, 2017: DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, and du – the UAE-based telecommunications service provider, today announced a commercial partnership to offer enhanced cyber security products and services to enterprises across the country.
The commercial partnership – the first of its kind in the UAE – complements du’s current suite of managed service products and services for its enterprise customers that are demanding higher levels of security. Through the partnership, DarkMatter will provide its expertise to du’s extensive business customer base.
Fahad AlHassawi, Chief Comme ......
Ground-breaking marks the beginning of a journey to deliver 2,550 hotel apartment keys, to be managed by international hotel operators
With a development value exceeding Dh3.2 billion, this is the largest single-site hotel apartment project in the Middle East and North Africa
The joint venture to fast-track the development of the massive project by October 2020 – before the start of the World Expo 2020
Al Hamad Group of Companies and Schon Properties to acquire substantial stake in the new property with equity investment to fast-track the development
Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017: Schön Properties, one of Dubai’s top private developers, and ...... read more
Money transfers from UAE that culminate onto mobile wallets in Kenya are 50% cheaper than other modes
Dubai, May 23, 2017: Owing to its convenience and lower remittance costs, international money transfers to mobile wallets in Kenya have been soaring high in the last few years. In the UAE alone, Xpress Money has seen a 14% increase in remittances that culminate onto mobile wallets in Kenya in the last 2 years. The brand forecasts an additional increase of 5% by the end of 2017.
Mobile payments are growing worldwide, with the number of active users expected to hit 450 million in 2017. A new World Bank report released in 2017 indicates that mobile wallets have emerged as ......
Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017: IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017.
For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is som ...... read more
Doha, Qatar – 22 May 2017: Barwa bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, has received the award of ‘Leading Bank in Islamic Services and Products in Qatar’ at the ‘The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2017’, which was organized by the World Union for Arab Bankers (WUAB) on May 12th in Beirut.
The award was received by Mr. Talal Ahmed Al Khaja, Group Chief Communication’s Officer at Barwa Bank during a grand ceremony held in Beirut, attended by an elite group of international financial and banking leaders, industry experts and VIP guests.
Commenting on winning the prestigious award, ...... read more
May 22, 2017, DUBAI UAE: The 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals - taking place at Dubai Opera on June 6-10 - looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after a quartet of former World number ones in the guise of Gregory Gaultier, Ramy Ashour, Mohamed ElShorbagy and James Willstrop were drawn together in a mouth-watering group stage.
The lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws, will see the players face off against each other in a round-robin best-of-three series from June 6-8 for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond - with only two players progressing from each group.
Current World No.1 ...... read more
Alaska Airlines and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn miles/points on both airlines as Finnair expands its wings with new flights from San Francisco.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with European-favorite Finnair, as they launch their first West Coast service from our San Francisco hub to Helsinki on June 1,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Our Mileage Plan members will be able to fly Finnair to over 60 destinations in Europe from San Francisco, Chicago and New York’s JFK.”
Alaska Airlines recently announced a major e ......
Abu Dhabi, 22 May, 2017: In partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the 3rd Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq saw local and global experts come together to discuss Global vs. Local Investing Perspectives in the context of creating a robust and flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE.
The symposium specifically sought to provide education on key topics related to Angel Investing, in order to demystify investments in start-ups and persuade investors to power the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE.
Lending his support to the initiative, H.E. Eng. Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the SME Counc ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017: During the Holy Month of Ramadan, enjoy gathering with friends and family for an intimate Iftar from the comfort of your own home. Talabat has rounded up some of the best offerings and Ramadan deals available from its restaurant partners throughout the Holy Month, so you can sit back and relax with good company and great food.
Catering to every taste bud and wallet, here’s Talabat’s top ten round-up, featuring more delivery Iftars than you’ll be able to work your way through during the month of Ramadan.
1. NKD Pizza: Throughout Ramadan, NKD Pizza, Dubai’s honest and nutritious pizza place, will offer two medium pizzas for 50 ......
Dubai, 22 May 2017: As we prepare ourselves for the peaceful and joyous month of Ramadan, Max, the largest and most trusted value fashion brand in the region has unveiled their latest collection. The new Ramadan collection features glamorous themes from old Hollywood movies while keeping the essence of the old age Arabic traditions.
The Femme Fatale is the core element of the women’s line. Hand embroidered cape dresses and jumpsuits, plisse off shoulder tops, maxi skirts and collarless sequined jackets are the key pieces under this theme, made using chiffon, metallic plisse, and hammered satin, they feature scattered sequins, and dark oriental flowers, to give a glamorous red ...... read more
UAE, May 22, 2017- The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has organized a special forum for Indian businesses under the theme ‘India: A Strategic Partner for Growth in an Evolving Global Economy’ in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, H.E. Vipul, Indian Consul General in Dubai; Bindu Chettur, President, Indian Business Professional Council-Dubai and board members of the IBPC; and several other prominent figures and representatives of government agencies and leading Indian companies.
The event was held at the DAFZA Business Center in cooperation with IBPC - Dubai and Morrison Menon. It complements India's exceptional investme ......
UAE, May 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed an agreement with Pfizer for a strategic inventory of medicines at the Ministry. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of MOHAP. The agreement were signed by Dr.Abdul Karim Al Zarouni, Director of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Center represented the ministry, Pfizer was represented by Tarek Youssef, Regional President in Africa and the Middle East.
Dr. Al-Olama said that Pfizer has been MOHAP’s strategic partner for 40 years and has always been a pioneer in providing initiatives to enhance the partnership. He noted the support o ......
Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017: Michael Kors is pleased to announce Jourdan Dunn as the latest face of its street style campaign Michael Kors The Walk.
The British model’s It bag of choice for the campaign is the Mercer Dome Satchel, worn in an upbeat shade of sunflower yellow along with the best of summer’s MICHAEL Michael Kors ready-to-wear and accessories. In a nod to our array of bag customization options, Jourdan brought playful personality to her Mercer with everything from gold-tone keychains and a floral appliqué handbag strap to a scarf tied around the handle of the satchel.
The new campaign is the fourth installment in an ongoing series, with new style ...... read more
Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, this morning officially launched the 27th INDEX Design Series interiors festival and co-located Middle East Stone, now in its third year.
Joined by INDEX event director Samantha Kane-Macdonald, Yan Wang of Middle East Stone, and dmg events design portfolio director Tony Crinion, His Highness launched the four-day exhibitions before being given a guided tour of the show floor, interacting with stand-holders.
He also liaised with firms taking part in Middle East Covering – which focuses on interior and exterior surface solutions – and workspace, ...... read more
A recent ‘Always® on the Move Study’* shows that 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying special occasions, the new Always Nassijaf Moutawar means that you don’t have to.
Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017- A girl’s monthly cycle may feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and when it is that time of the month, exercise and going out with friends may go on hold. Always®, the leading feminine care brand discovered that half of girls actually minimize their movement during the menstruation cycle. Girls restrict their movements during their period and avoid going out and doing their favourite things because they don’ ......
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it has joined WatchGuard Technologies as a Gold Technology Alliance Partner. WatchGuard Technologies’ firewall appliances and ManageEngine's firewall reporting tool, Firewall Analyzer, now work together to allow small to midsize companies (SMBs) and distributed enterprises to effectively report, manage, and mitigate their exposure to security risks.
Companies across the globe use Firewall Analyzer to get detailed insights into the bandwidth and security related aspects of their network. Firewall Analyzer is agentless and web-based software built for traffic analysis, bandwidth monitoring, and firew ......