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Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project[1] in Coignères in Paris.A full-size mock-up of the Dubai Metro was unveiled... Read more
Abu Dhabi, 17 July 2017:  The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) will offer football fans across the UAE the opportunity to experience an epic FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 spirit, by hosting a series of social and physical activations and skill games this summer from 17th to 19th August. The FIFA Club World Cup UAE... Read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people... Read more
Course Witnesses Participation of 160 Professionals from Union National Bank and RAKBANK Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants of its banking insurance training... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  As a leading and trusted healthcare insurer in the region, Oman Insurance Company recognizes the fact that hospitals are in constant need of blood to treat their patients. According to statistics, an organ transplant can require up to 18 litres of blood, which is equal to total blood in... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  More than 100 winners from 11 countries have happily walked away with a total of 30KG of gold in Joyalukkas’ grand 60KG gold, 60 days of winning promotions. Now in its last few days, the excitement continues to heat up as draws in different locations, are set to bring joy to more lucky shoppers. This year... Read more
All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle   Final test proves E-PACE lives up to Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy  Inspiration from cinema’s most iconic car stunt... Read more
Project Valued at AED380,000Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017. The fire injured several... Read more
Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour  17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  Time has no hold over women who have fun and enjoy experimenting with their look while keeping an eye on trends. Fashionable and colorful accessories are constantly being reinvented. Women of today like to make a bold aesthetic statement by combining all values in their daily choices – The promise of a better... Read more
World's leading brands flock en masse to record edition of Beautyworld Middle EastDubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  With the UAE ranked among the world's highest per capita spenders on beauty products and the region blossoming into one of the top beauty and personal care markets globally, it was no surprise that the focus of the beauty... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Nursery and Daycare celebrated graduating its ninth batch of children for 2017. 22 children received their certificates in the presence of Engineer Khawlah Al Solis, Director of Administrative Affairs Department, Khalid Mohammed Al Swaidi, Senior Manager, Administrative Affairs Department... Read more
Scheme available on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota modelsDubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the “Up to 20% Down Payment on Us” campaign, whereby customers can avail up to 20% down payment covered by Al-Futtaim Motors... Read more
Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk... Read more
 

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Enhanced Three Part Regimen Targeting Skin’s Biggest Offender Kiehl’s has established acne-fighting artillery in their iconic Blue Herbal line of skincare products. Leveraging decades of skincare expertise and the celebrated Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion originally introduced in 1964, the three-piece collection includes Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment and Blue Herbal Spot Treatment. While the universally recognized toner known affectionately to fans as 'the blue stuff' remains unchanged, both the cleanser and spot treatment feature innovative formulas with increased levels of botanical extracts to better combat oily and acne-prone skin.  ......read more

IPSOS ranks B4U plus the second most viewed channel in the Middle East UAE– July 20, 2017:  The leading Bollywood entertainment channel, B4U Plus today announced that it is ranked the second most preferred and viewed Asian entertainment channel in the UAE by the leading market research company, IPSOS. In its recent affluent survey, IPSOS has ranked B4U Plus second - due to its highly engaging content and popularity among females from the age group of 25 – 44.  In addition, it popular ‘Star Stop’ programme (airs every Saturdays at 19:00 hours) which features candid interviews with actors and celebrities is ranked as the number 1 television show across a ......read more

Sophisticated design with a modern finish. The new eyewear collection by Salvatore Ferragamo combines tradition with innovation, aesthetics with function, elegance with practicality. The result is eyewear loaded with unique style and personality. Men’s sunglasses SF844S These men’s sunglasses feature a square front section with thick temples in acetate. The star of the brand’s adv campaign, these sunglasses combine an exquisite, bold design with a brand-new metal bridge which underlines the contemporary vibe. Available in black, havana, blue and butterscotch. SF845S These round unisex sunglasses in acetate and metal feature a distinctive double b ......read more

Guests enjoy Now! In Season products and ‘True Aussie Beef’ at session hosted in Spinneys Dubai, UAE – July 20 2017: Chef Tarek Ibrahim, the popular Arab celebrity chef, has hosted a fun-filled cooking masterclass at Spinneys in Dubai using Australia’s finest vegetables and beef. The exclusive cooking demonstration was hosted as part of a unique partnership between Now! In Season, which is promoting the best of Australian seasonal fruit and vegetables in the UAE, Spinneys and Meat & Livestock Australia. Working with Australian beef and the current Now! In Season vegetables of corn, celery, carrot and leek, Chef Tarek showed how to optimise Australia&rsquo ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the University, recently premiered a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France.  The documentary follows Tremblay as he explores Leonardo Da Vinci’s life from his birth in Tuscany to his death at the Chateau du Close Luce. The film was shown by the Chateau as part of their 500th anniversary celebrations. In addition, Tremblay also painted a portrait of Da Vinci in the garden of the Chateau du Close Luce follo ......read more

800 DEGREES PIZZERIA introduces its revamped drinks menu with some refreshing new drinks  From smoothies to cocktails, 800 DEGREES has all the recipes for a cool and breezy summer  800 DEGREES has branches in Burjuman, City Centre’s Deira and Me’aisem, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and Dubai Marina Park Island  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 July, 2017:  800 DEGREES PIZZERIA, a Neapolitan pizza concept from L.A., introduces an all-new drinks menu sure to keep customers cool for the summer. Choose from mocktails, smoothies, as well as lemonades, iced teas, flavored waters and a special Non-Alcoholic Malt ideal for the hot season fr ......read more

Lets IT Admins Provide Better Assistance Using Voice and Video Chat, Remote Registry Access and More Adds chat options, remote registry access, and multi-monitor support to troubleshooting toolset Now supports business app deployment for Linux operating systems Download a free, 30-day trial of Desktop Central  Dubai, UAE— July 20, 2017:  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the addition of enhanced tools to its endpoint management solution, Desktop Central. Available immediately, these new tools allow IT admins to troubleshoot remote computers using voice and video chat, control multiple monitors while troubleshooting, and manage c ......read more

Today, Facebook has rolled out the ability for Pages to create new Facebook Groups, or to link existing Facebook Groups with their Page. This feature began testing in April and is now available globally. This new tool will help the nearly 10 million Page admins who also administer a Group to build communities and drive authentic conversations in Groups around their business, brand, or non-profit as their Page identity. ...read more

Reveals step up in sophistication with Russian language e-learning courses, allowing aspiring criminals to make $12k in monthly earnings A snapshot of just two of the most popular criminal forums finds 1.2 million card holder details are on sale Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:   Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today reveals the findings of an in-depth study carried out by its team of multilingual analysts assessing the changing habits and tactics of organized credit card fraud gangs. It points to increased sophistication of a professional ecosystem as fraudsters seek to up-skill themselves and novice would-be cyber criminals.   By analyzi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  July and August call for travel plans, as children have their summer vacations and all of us look forward to vacations during this time of the year to beat the scorching heat in UAE. Vacations are an exciting time for all, with your bags packed and tickets booked, you may not be able to hold your excitement to get onto the plane that takes you to your destination. However are you forgetting one of the most important thing before travelling, particularly while travelling with kids? Do you ever visit your doctor before leaving for your vacation?    In order to enjoy your holidays, it is important to remain healthy all through the days of tr ......read more

DUBAI, July 20, 2017:  With the summer holiday season in full fledge across the GCC, families are planning their travels to escape the hard heat. While the goal of any vacation is to unwind and escape from the stresses of day-to-day life, trips abroad can sometimes have the opposite effect as unfamiliarity with the local language and customs prevent travelers from fully enjoying their vacation. Therefore, connected technology that offers reliability, accessibility, portability and security is an essential component of the modern vacation.    Although the ostensible purpose of a vacation is to get away from it all, modern travelers have come to expect connectivity th ......read more

UAE, July 19, 2017-  The Department of Planning and Development at (DED-Ajman) has revealed the latest performance indicators covering the movement of business licenses issued by the Department of Registration and Economic Licenses. For the second quarter of 2017, the department released a total of 1,052 new licenses while 165 licenses were revoked or cancelled.  Official statistics and figures showed a growth of 12.3 per cent in the number of renewals made during the second quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of the same year. The total number of renewals was 6,286, as compared with 5,597 in the first quarter.  Saud Sultan Al-Shammari, Director of Economic ......read more

H.E. M.K. Lekgoro, Ambassador of South Africa visits Al Maya Supermarket The Ambassador appreciated the Group’s role in promoting South Africa’s food products in the UAE. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group informed that South Africa’s Ambassador to the UAE, H.E Mr. M K Lekgoro, visited the Al Maya Group’s Supermarket at Murooj Complex, Dubai on Wednesday, 19th July.   Al Maya Group Director, Mr. Kamal Vachani, informed the Ambassador about the variety of products available from South Africa at the Al Maya Supermarkets. During the visit of Ambassador of South Africa to Al Maya Supermarket, Mr Kamal Vachani informed the Ambassador about Al ......read more

GCC LED lighting market estimated to comprise about 38% of the total lighting market in 2015 Dubai, U.A.E: The increase in global demand for lighting solutions, with an emphasis on energy efficient sources, is reshaping the lighting industry, while the continued market expansion in the region puts the Middle East in the spotlight as global majors target Light Middle East 2017. The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai later this year, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger ......read more

Award Under Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in Line with Directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum   Dubai-UAE: 19 July, 2017 – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) announced the commencement of nominations for the fifth edition of the Islamic Economy Award (IEA).   Launched in 2013 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the award recognises the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standard ......read more

Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events scheduled for the near future, as well as the rapidly growing events industry with its demand for the latest in professional AV equipment. "The Middle East, with its rapid evolvement as a region that hosts a large number of mega events and international headline-grabbing shows, is a natural ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  Vintage inspiration and modern design come together in an alluring, sophisticated collection with luxurious details and a Seventies feel. The iconic models feature unique colors and reflections created by new gloss effects and highly distinctive material combinations, inspired by Chloé’s EFFORTLESS feminine elegance CE713S Graceful and lightweight, Mandy sunglasses feature a ribbon-like metal detail that embraces and decorates the top of the lenses and rests on the temples like a sinuous wave.  The contrast of materials and the gradient color of the front envelop this glamorous model in an enchanting harmony of light and shadow. The palette in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum commemorates one of the most important moments in the UAE’s history – the birth of the nation at the 1971 Union Agreement. The seven Founding Fathers, whose inspiring lives are celebrated at the museum with a dedicated display. By sharing the personal history and belongings of these pioneering men, the Etihad Museum brings the story to life for visitors and gives them a human insight into the events surrounding this historical event.   The Founding Fathers display begins with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and ‘Father of the Nation’, and gives visitors a chance to view pe ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  This summer add some sparkle to the season with two lines of dazzling and iridescent Bubble watches for men and women. The women’s line is enhanced with mother-of-pearl, with the bold contemporary accent of superluminova at the heart of the men’s line. Created at the dawn of the third millennium in the year 2000, the Bubble line soared into the world of watchmaking like a UFO. Its unique appearance, resembling a saucer mounted on a sapphire dome, became indelibly ingrained in the collective unconscious. A disruptive design. A success. A must!   Tender pink, sky blue, iridescent white…with flashy coruscant colours and a joyous ......read more

TKD Lingerie asks women in the GCC to get fitted to save themselves back pain   Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  More than 80 per cent of women wear the wrong bra size, which can lead to discomfort, bad posture and pain. The swimwear season is particularly hard on necks and backs as many bikinis and bathing suits lack structured support entirely. TKD Lingerie, the D-K cup specialist, is asking all women to get a professional fitting and buy bra-sized swimwear that offers support and keeps the full weight of the chest away from the neck and shoulders.    High quality swimwear brands today offer more styles than ever in bra sizes, from one-pieces to triangle styles, ......read more

The sponsorship is a reflection of Empower’s years of success and adoption of innovative strategies to minimise the environmental impact   Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will extend its support to the ‘State of Green Economy’ Report by Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), as a Platinum Sponsor. The Green Economy Report sheds light on Dubai’s accomplishments and achievements in developing and applying green economy charters in all the different sectors. It also highlights Dubai’s support for green economy and the reduction of carb ......read more

Robust profitability growth continues with net profit rising by 7% YoY to AED 2.143 billion Financing assets grew by 9% YoY to AED 125.4 billion Deposits increased by 16% YoY to AED 141.4 billion Dubai, July 19, 2017:  Dubai Islamic Bank (DFM: DIB), the first Islamic bank in the world and the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by total assets, today announced its first half results for the period ended June 30, 2017.   H1 2017 Results Highlights: Sustained profitability and growth on the back of managed expenses Group Net Profit increased to AED 2,143 million, up 7% compared with AED 2,004 million for the same period in 2016. Total income increased to AED ......read more

As every fan of Ateliers Louis Moinet knows, the firm loves all things beautiful, unusual and exceptional. On its Mecanograph City watches, it was the first to include fragments of lunar meteorites and other rocks from the far-flung corners of the universe.      Meanwhile, the Treasures of the World collection has opened up another creative path: that of dials made from rare, fossilized stones of mineral or plant origin, includingpetrified exotic wood.      These two unique approaches have now been combined in the Jurassic Watch, derived from the Mecanograph family, is the first to feature a dial made from Jurassic-era dinosaur bone –betw ......read more

Abu Dhabi, July 19, 2017: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan has been awarded the 2017 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award. The Inspirational Educator Award aims to highlight prodigious teaching from around the world. Rhodes Scholars are invited to nominate exceptional mentors who have had a profound influence on their lives before they received their scholarships.  The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Jagannathan was nominated for the award by 2016 Rh ......read more

  *Article written by Christopher EL Khouri, Mechanical Engineer at DC PRO Engineering, a recognized world leader in the fields of District Energy, and regional pioneer in sustainable Green Building MEP Design     19 July 2017     With the increase of the temperatures in the GCC during the summer season, higher electric demand load will put pressure on air conditioning equipment in homes and offices around the city. DC PRO Engineering’s Christopher El Khouri provides six tips to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and keep bills down during the summer - and keep the environment happy.    Reduce electrical consumption in ......read more

National Food Products Company takes delivery of first Hino 300 Series hybrid truck Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, handed over a Hino 300 Series hybrid truck to Oasis Water Company, in line with its environmental mobility agenda. The handover, which took place at Oasis Water’s Headquarters, was attended by Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors accompanied by a delegation from Hino Japan, George Antonios, Marketing Director of National Food Products Company in addition to a number of senior officials from both organizations. The custom-built Hi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  Soon the summer holidays will be coming to an end which means a new school year is just around the corner. Don’t panic! Marks & Spencer has everything you need to ensure the uniform shop is stress free, leaving you time to enjoy the summer and spend it having fun.   New developments include soft elastic waistbands on trousers and skirts as well as hidden labels in shirts and polos for extra comfort. With really smart innovations that stand the test of time, Marks & Spencer is your one stop shop for school uniform!   Marks & Spencer’s StainAway™ Technology features across all schoolwear shirts and uses a uniq ......read more

 “25% INDEX’s Contribution to the Event’s Industry in the UAE” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th of July, 2017:  As a leading national company in events management, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, have shared its yearly reports that reflect its contribution to the events sector that is witnessing a remarkable growth in the UAE. INDEX contributes by 25% to the growth of this industry through the number of new events, conferences and exhibitions it hosts in the UAE annually. The annual reports issued by INDEX have revealed the company’s contribution to the national economy in particular and its impact on the region i ......read more

FW 17/18 fashion show Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  For the first time in its twenty-year history, Zadig & Voltaire will deliver its manifesto in New York. This is only natural. After all, the brand's Parisian muse is a style icon for those across the pond as well. Her energy, joie de vivre and sporty-chic flair enjoys a close kinship with the New York look. Cecilia Bönström has said that Caroline Bessett-Kennedy is a quintessential embodiment of this type of woman. The Autumn-Winter 2017/18 collection pays homage to the women who inspire our characteristic signature: cool chic, tiny details that make the look, and a natural, nonchalant style that is at once sporty an ......read more

19 July 2017, Dubai, UAE:  UAE children with hydrocephalus have been offered new hope through a revolutionary technique, ETV-CPC, which reduces the risk of fluid production in the brain, and often means less follow-ups for patients compared to the traditional brain shunt procedure. The procedure, now available to UAE patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is set to improve the lives of thousands of babies with hydrocephalus, one of the most common birth defects .  Hydrocephalus is a condition where the patient has a build-up of fluid in the brain, this causes an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain. The widening can cause harmful and possibly fatal pressure ......read more

Seasoned industry executive to help telecommunications service providers transform their business and re-architect their networks for the demands of the digital era Dubai, UAE – July 19, 2017:  Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping telecommunications service providers transform their networks, businesses and customers’ experiences to capture the opportunities created by the digital era. In addition to driving the segment’s sales strategy and growth across the Middle East and Africa, he will also focus on ......read more

LG E7 Picture-on-Glass OLED TV Earns Three Awards for Outstanding Picture Quality and Performance  Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  The highly acclaimed LG E7 OLED TV was crowned “2017 King of TV” in the 14th Annual CE Week TV Shootout™ in a competition amongst six contending flagship 4K Ultra HD TV models during CE Week in New York City. This is the fourth consecutive year LG OLED has won at the CE Week Shootout and the first time a single manufacturer has swept all three newly created categories. The 65-inch LG E7 OLED TV combines a unique Picture-on-Glass form factor, the unparalleled picture performance of OLED technology, immersive Dolby Atmos sound and unmatch ......read more

Developed with MIT, Innovative Breakthrough Enables Highly Efficient Sunlight Absorption Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19, July, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The solar absorber, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), features an ultrathin nanocomposite film made of silver and silica, topped with silver nanoparticles. It absorbs nearly 100% of the sunlight’s energy from the ultraviolet and visible portions of the solar spectr ......read more

Weather wreaks havoc for riders as UAE Team Emirates’ Meintjes retains eighth in GC standings 19 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes has held on to eighth place in the General Classification (GC) standings after strong crosswinds marred stage 16 of the Tour de France. With 15km to go and the peloton splitting, Meintjes joined fellow GC contender Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) at the back of the pack, finishing the race in 29th place.    Australian Michael Matthew (Team Sunweb) took the stage victory in a photo finish with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), whilst Chris Froome (Team Sky) retains the Yellow Jersey for ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  Motorists in Dubai are being encouraged to get their tyres checked out, free of charge, next time they get their car washed at selected car washes in the emirate. The Tyres and Accessories divisions of Dubai-based Bridgestone distributor, Nasser Al Serkal is implementing the Bridgestone MEA campaign with Autopro, a full-service car repair provider.  Free tyre-check services are being offered in Autopro Car Wash till 27 July, 4pm-9pm at their locations in ENOC service stations in Media City, Ibn Battuta and Meadows. “Tyre safety is a major issue here in the Emirates given the extreme climatic conditions which degrade tyres much ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah – 19 July 2017:  The Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chamber membership numbers reached 32,801, and that 10,093 members had renewed their membership by the end of the first half of current year. The number of new private members registered during the first half of current year came to 970, 130 of which were in free zones along with 54 new branches for establishments inside and outside the emirate. Dr. Ahmed Rashid Al Shemaili, Assistant General Manager Commercial Services and Business Development at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, said that the results of the first half of 2017 reflect the vision that targets facilitating business for businessmen an ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  VFS Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd., the education services arm of VFS Global, today announced a partnership with award-winning UK-based Edtech Oxademy Technologies and its subsidiary Oxademy Business School to form the new global digital learning platform ‘VFS-Oxademy’.  VFS-Oxademy will offer a first-of-its-kind knowledge-driven artificial intelligence (AI) cloud infrastructure called OX360 which identifies each learner's strengths and weaknesses and generates learning paths based on individual learner’s behaviour, personalising the learning to each individual student.   The new platform is designed to be a response to t ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has highlighted the importance of using QCC-certified window fall prevention devices as part of its ongoing efforts to promote child safety across the Emirate. In 2012, QCC launched the Window Safety Fixtures Certification Scheme in order to implement Decree No (24) of 2012 issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs. The decree requires building owners to install approved window fall prevention devices on all windows and openings to the exterior where falls can occur. The QCC product conformity assessmen ......read more

Effort is Part of Year of Giving Initiatives Launched in Cooperation with Private Sector Dubai-UAE: 19 July 2017:  In line with the "Year of Giving" initiative declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched a series of projects in cooperation with the private sector. MOCCAE is overseeing the spraying of 26,000 palm trees affected by the dust spider with an organic insecticide in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country and is also facilitating 1,000 liters of the organic insecticide in cooperation with Swaidan Trading Company for the project.  His Exc ......read more

Al Wahda Mall unfurls its Happiness Desk, a new and improved take on its customer service department  Keeping with the theme of the Year of Giving, an implementation inspired by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Al Wahda Mall has introduced the Happiness Desk as a way to add an atmosphere of positivity and initiative with its customer service assistance Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, presents its latest initiative, the Happiness Desk customer service department. Located ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Sanjay Dutt, renowned Bollywood actor, revealed his next big gig, as he spoke about his budding passion for photography, in Dubai. The seasoned actor has recently ventured into photography and has decided to kick off his journey in this field with Nikon. After his brief transit in Dubai, he will be travelling to different locations to capture what nature has to offer. Ahead of his trip, he visited Grand stores, to collect his gear, which includes the flagship Nikon D5, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens. “I’ve always been fascinated by nature and have recently decided to share my pass ......read more

Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, announced the names of the ten winners of its Ramadan Promotion who won Lancer EX cars. They include Sultan Murshed Esmaeel Alastad, Ramy Mohamed Tawadros Badros, Tapas K. Roychowdhory, Rana Caye Garces, Mohamed Reda Saad Zaghlool, Raymond Scholly Michelle, Mahmoud Amir Elsaid Elbana,  Sharaf Mohamed Shafik, Afroze Ahmed and  Amal Joseph Athirakulangara. An elated Sharaf Mohamed Shafik commented, "Al Habtoor Motors has offered me the best value during the holy month. I was out shopping for my favourite Pajero and now I have a Lancer EX which my wife likes a lot. We now have two vehicles in the family for the pr ......read more

UAE, July 18, 2017 –  Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), called on the necessity to urgently move forward towards smart education to transform the future of education and secure learning opportunities for all. Such a move supports the fourth objective of United Nations Sustainable Development Plan 2030 to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.’ Dr. Al Awar made the appeal during his keynote speech centering on ‘Education for All: Smart Education Shaping the Future’ delivered on ......read more

Dubai ,July 18, 2017:  Emirates Post Group has enhanced its Promotional Stamps service, which targets public and private institutions to celebrate their special occasion and milestone achievements by creating postage stamps. The service enables government and private institutions to mark their historic occasions by issuing special stamps, designed in association with Emirates Post Group. Mr. Abdullah Mohammad Al Ashram, acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: "A promotional postage stamp issued through Emirates Post can go a long way in promoting the company’s event and profile, and record it for posterity through postage stamps issued in the UAE. This service represen ......read more

TCA Abu Dhabi launches programme of performing arts showcasing contemporary culture  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills and abilities in public.   The initial event, being held on Friday July 21st at Yas Mall from 5pm until 10pm, will be the first in a programme of similar performances in the emirate to provide a platform for youngsters to express their artistic skills through a series of public performances including singing, hip-hop, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  alice + olivia’s Fall 2017 collection is inspired by Salman Rushdie ’s novel The Enchantress of Florence. The collection draws from the vibrant rich settings of Mughal India and the romanticism of Renaissance Florence, depicting the story of a woman creating her own destiny in a man ’s world. Stacey Bendet has created a rich wardrobe for the global woman, a woman, who like Rushdie ’s enchantress, has “forged her own life, beyond convention, by the force of her will alone.” Comprised of an eclectic mix of pieces and a sharp color palette of reds, pinks, and jewel tones, Bendet has created a serene fantasy   with notes o ......read more

GCC IoT solutions market to be worth US$11 billion (AED 40.40 billion) by 2025  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:   The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to unlock up to 11 percent in incremental GDP driving economic growth in the GCC region, according to A. T. Kearney’s latest report, ‘IoT in the GCC: Building a Brighter, More Sustainable Future’. By 2025, the IoT solutions market in the region will be worth US$ 11 billion, generating potential value for the economy of nearly US$ 160 billion; implying that every dollar spent on IoT solutions could produce nearly US$ 14.50 in economic value.  According to the report, the region’s governments hav ......read more

Dubai, 18 July2017:  Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the Ottoman inspired resort located on Palm Jumeirah, has announced the appointment of Ms. Raziena Cajee, the new Director of Marketing and Communications. A South African national, Raziena has over 12 years’ of corporate Marketing Communications experience and has been working with Jumeirah Group since May 2005. Prior to joining Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Raziena previously represented Corporate Brand Marketing at Jumeirah Group, leading Brand Strategy, Brand Development and Management in Dubai.  Hakan Petek, General Manager of the resort said “I am pleased to welcome Raziena to the team and am confident she will deliver ......read more

Event to consolidate key trade shows catering to hotel and foodservices sector – GulfHost, The Hotel Show, The Leisure Show, Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX Middle East & yummex ME  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  As markets across the Middle East look to diversify their economies, the launch of Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) in September this year is recognition of the hospitality sector as a key driver of GDP growth in the region. Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), what will be the largest hotel and foodservice expo in the Middle East takes place from 18-20 September and includes six co-located trade show ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  As the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize gets under way, the coveted fashion award continues to gain momentum as industry partners, retailers and designers align themselves and their brands to help promote outstanding and emerging talent from across the world.   This year’s Indian Subcontinent & Middle East regional final will take place on July 24 in Dubai. The International Woolmark Prize welcomes a panel of esteemed judges to decide which designers will go through to the global final for the menswear and womenswear categories to be held early-2018.   The Indian Subcontinent & Middle East regional final judging panel i ......read more

Shortage of premier homes in key locations favoured by buyers seeking 2018 handover – Al Msaddi    Dubai, UAE, 18 July 2017:  A UAE real estate expert says “phobic” perceptions of an over-supplied Dubai residential property market persist when there is currently an under-supply of premier homes that will be ready for occupancy in some areas next year.  Firas Al Msaddi, CEO of fäm Properties, one of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages, highlights a shortage of developments offering individuality in key locations favoured by buyers seeking handover in 2018. “There’s still a phobic notion in the market regarding supply and ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July, 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the second edition of its reading corner at Modhesh World – Dubai’s ultimate indoor fun destination for families and kids. Following the success of last year’s reading corner, the new edition features an expanded range of educational and entertainment activities for children alongside Dubai Summer Surprises at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The reading corner allows children and their parents to read and spend quality time together throughout the festival, which began on 3rd July and will cont ......read more

July 18, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) shared its renowned experience in implementing world-class maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMAT) during their recently held meeting. Both parties also exchanged expertise to achieve their common goals of further improving the marine licensing system according to the highest international standards and reinforcing the UAE’s position as one of the most important maritime and logistics capitals in the world. The meeting held at the DMCA’s headquarters underscored the significance of constant collaboration betw ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, is launching its Back-to-School collection on the 1st of August, which has everything you need to start the year and be the envy of all your peers with an exciting new collection. Centrepoint acknowledges that all kids have their own unique talents and interests, and wants to embrace and celebrate the differences, highlighting that every child deserves the best. The best part of the start of the near year is shopping for new school gear and this season’s new collection includes everything from water bottles, stylish backpacks, to pencil pouches and stationery items in an array of attractive desi ......read more

Forge an exciting international career in Fashion Marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Footwear, and Professional Fashion Makeup at ESMOD Dubai, the French Fashion Institute.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Passionate about fashion? A love for clothing and accessories is one thing, but if you're someone who actually wants to work in the fashion industry, you'll probably know about it. You'll read the magazines, follow the fashion weeks, watch the bloggers and instagrammers, and your love of fashion will play a defining role of who you are. Yet working out a way of actually joining the fashion industry and making a career for yourself can be a little m ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:   VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is pleased to announce a month of brand new summer stand-up featuring specials, sketch comedies and late night stand-up programing on Comedy Central HD, the world’s number one comedy network (OSN Channel No. 207) this August. Starting 8 August, every Tuesday night is ladies night! Start your Tuesday night with a double bill of the proactive and hilariously wicked-minded Amy Schumer as she explores a variety of topics through sketches, stand-up and woman-on-the-street interviews. Catch Season Three of Inside Amy Schumer at 21:30 KSA / 22:30 UAE followed by the wacky New York chicks in Broad City at 22:25 KSA ......read more

UAE, July 2017 – VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is excited to announce an exciting lineup of  summer movie highlights on Paramount Channel, the fastest growing brand in the VIMN’s international portfolio (OSN Channel No. 34). Paramount Channel offer audiences a rich variety of blockbuster movies, contemporary series and behind-the-scenes features. Sit back and relax as Paramount Channel delivers heartwarming stories and recognisable contemporary moments with another round of the channel’s I Love That Movie offering. Weekdays at 22:30 KSA/ 23:30 UAE this month enjoy Christian Bale and Sean Bean in Equilibrium, where freedom is outlawed and outlaws must be ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is excited to announce a variety of new content on Nickelodeon HD (OSN Channel 355), Nick Toons (OSN Channel 357) and Nick Jr. (OSN Channel 356) this August. This is a viewing experience not to be missed!  For the Harper family, four heads are definitely better than one. Siblings Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn have almost nothing in common, besides their birthdays and their parents. Being quadruplets means four times the fun and four times the drama! Sibling rivalry runs deep in the family, but this quad squad can solve any problem when they work together. At the end of the day, it's all about love. Catch N ......read more

July 18, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Ecolog, a Dubai-based leading provider of supply chain, construction, technology, facility management, and environmental services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adil Toubia as Vice Chairman & CEO. As a well-recognized global executive in the oil and gas industry, Toubia brings to Ecolog a wealth of experience and a long list of recognized achievements. His stellar background perfectly aligns with Ecolog’s strategic development and vision to become the pacesetter in its field of activities. Ecolog, currently working in more than 35 countries, provides turnkey and customized support solutions to governments, defense, hu ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 July 2017:  Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the organiser of this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season running from July 20 to August 20, held a networking meeting with partners and stakeholders at the Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island to help drive the success of the event. Representatives from the Authority met with companies from the public and private sectors to see how all could work together during the month-long programme of entertainment across the emirate. This year’s edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season is being held at venues and malls across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Region and Al Dhafra Region and includes ten live sh ......read more

JLL releases its Riyadh Q2 marketplace report as retailers continue expansion plans with a key focus on ‘shoppertainment’  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – July 18, 2017:  JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today released its Q2 2017 Riyadh Real Estate Market report which assesses the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hotels sectors.  The market continued to ‘soften’ in Q2 2017, with further declines in performance across all sectors. That said, in the retail sector shopping centre owners remain positive and continued with expansion plans, with a sharp focus on ‘shoppertainment& ......read more

Dubai-UAE: 18 July, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company-Masdar and Bee’ah aimed at developing an integrated study to implement a waste-to-energy conversion facility to serve the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  Followed up by the UAE President's Initiatives Committee, the move is another important step in the country’s journey towards achieving sustainability in line with the vison of the UAE’s wise leadership.  His Excellency Engineer Saif Mohammed Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at MOCCAE, Mr. Moh ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2017:  The Etihad Museum has been a very prestigious landmark in the UAE since its inspection and tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The museum honours the Founding Fathers dedication, commitment and patriotism by showcasing their achievements and some of their private collections while inviting individuals from all walks of life to follow their shining example in everyday life.  The museum’s story begins with the Founding Fathers display, which features majestic portraits of the seven rulers of the emirates: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed ......read more

Course Witnesses Participation of 160 Professionals from Union National Bank and RAKBANK  Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants of its banking insurance training program. The 160 outgoing students included 85 employees of Union National Bank and 75 employees of RAKBANK. The specialized insurance training program focuses on bancassurance, or insurance in financial services, and aligns with the federal government’s goals to enhance the qualifications of UAE nationals and improve productivity in ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  A delegation from Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai Campus (ADU) recently met with representatives from the Welfare & Rehabilitation for People of Determination Department at the Ministry of Community Development to discuss opportunities for collaboration in identifying and developing the talents of people with special needs on par with international standards in education and vocational training. During the visit, the delegation headed by Dr. Ibrahim Sidawi, Director of ADU’s Dubai campus, offered insights into the University’s diverse portfolio of locally and internationally accredited bachelor, master and doctoral programs. He explai ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project[1] in Coignères in Paris. A full-size mock-up of the Dubai Metro was unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer and his accompanying RTA delegation. During this successful visit, the RTA took the opportunity to inspect the aesthetic design and the interiors of the train and validated all comfort aspects. They are the result of the joint development between RTA architectural experts and Alstom one of the members of the ExpoLink C ......read more

July 17, 2017: H.E. Navdeep Suri, India’s Ambassador to the UAE, has recently inaugurated Dabur International’s first industrial robot to be used in its manufacturing plants globally. The ABB Robotic Palletizer Model IRB-460, a leading automation technology that will increase the speed, reach and payload in Dabur’s production process, will operate in the company’s facility in Ras Al Khaimah.  H.E. Suri, who toured the production facility, expressed his appreciation of the scale of Dabur’s global expansion as an Indian brand that has been a household name for generations. The group viewed the company’s hair oils, hair cream, shampoo, hair gels and t ......read more

Emaar Properties joins Middle East Cleaning Technology Week as the official ‘Knowledge Sharing Partner’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: One of the world’s top property developers, Emaar Properties is the official ‘Knowledge Sharing Partner’ at this year’s Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW). As part of this partnership, Emaar will share best practices and technologies that they utilize, in keeping all of their mega projects among the best maintained globally. The company aims to educate industry players on best practices, latest technologies, and trends that they have adopted into their properties at an educational seminar to be held as a part ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 17 July 2017:  The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) will offer football fans across the UAE the opportunity to experience an epic FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 spirit, by hosting a series of social and physical activations and skill games this summer from 17th to 19th August.   The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 activations will include 12 skill games including competitions on football dribbling, passing, heading and throwing, in addition to other skills such as precision, save, reflex, accuracy, touch, E-sport, power and speed. The activations also offer 6 social experiences including competitions on trophy, locker room entrance, goal celebrat ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  As a leading and trusted healthcare insurer in the region, Oman Insurance Company recognizes the fact that hospitals are in constant need of blood to treat their patients. According to statistics, an organ transplant can require up to 18 litres of blood, which is equal to total blood in 3 – 4 adults. Arranging for such large quantities can become challenging especially if it is a rare group like AB negative.  Understanding that supplies depend on voluntary contributions, the company has been extending its support to the people in need, by organizing a blood donation event in its premises since 2015.&n ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  More than 100 winners from 11 countries have happily walked away with a total of 30KG of gold in Joyalukkas’ grand 60KG gold, 60 days of winning promotions. Now in its last few days, the excitement continues to heat up as draws in different locations, are set to bring joy to more lucky shoppers.  This year’s big event was launched on the first of June 2017 and is currently ongoing across the GCC, USA, UK and Asia.  “Winning ¼ KG gold from Joyalukkas is a dream come true,” said one of the first winners in the GCC. “I could not believe it! Now I can give my daughter the wedding she deserves,” said anoth ......read more

H1 2017 Highlights  AED55m Net Profit in H1 2017 50% Y-o-Y reduction in Impairment Losses ‘Non-Core’ portfolio managed down to 3% of Total Loans Robust liquidity profile with UAB comfortably above regulatory requirements  Loan : Deposit Ratio managed to 97% Capital Adequacy stable at 13%   Sharjah, UAE, 17July 2017:  United Arab Bank P.J.S.C ("UAB" or “the Bank”) announces its Financial Results for the six months ended 30th June 2017.   UAB continues to record tangible progress against its Transformation Strategy set out in H2 2015 to become a safer, stronger and sustainable Bank. Solid performance is ev ......read more

All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle   Final test proves E-PACE lives up to Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy  Inspiration from cinema’s most iconic car stunt Attitude and stance come as standard with Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV  Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers  Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline technology make E-PACE the hot hatch of its segment     Next-generation digital tech keeps you connected, ......read more

Project Valued at AED380,000 Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017.  The fire injured several other family members and destroyed about 70 percent of the house, rendering it uninhabitable. News of the tragic event prompted AMAF as a strategic partner of the UAE’s Year of Giving to support the family in its hour of need.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “AMAF works relentlessly to develo ......read more

Italian Ulissi sprints to second place, securing team’s best result of the Tour    17 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi produced an inspirational ride to grab second place on stage 15 and in doing so, recorded the best result for the team on this year’s Tour. The Italian looked full of confidence as he joined the counter-attacking group early on in the race and was successful in the sprint finish, overcoming three other riders in the battle to the finish line.    There was also good news for UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes, whose result in today’s stage meant a climb up the General Classifica ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  Time has no hold over women who have fun and enjoy experimenting with their look while keeping an eye on trends. Fashionable and colorful accessories are constantly being reinvented. Women of today like to make a bold aesthetic statement by combining all values in their daily choices – The promise of a better world. The Petite Promesse adapts to these desires and knows how to unite fashion and respect for nature. Its latest revolution is Banka leather, made from trout skin in vibrant, elegant colors. Innovative material Banka leather is made in France. It comes from the quality fish, rainbow trout, initially celebrated and enjoyed in prestigious res ......read more

World's leading brands flock en masse to record edition of Beautyworld Middle East Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  With the UAE ranked among the world's highest per capita spenders on beauty products and the region blossoming into one of the top beauty and personal care markets globally, it was no surprise that the focus of the beauty and wellness industry was firmly on the region at the recent Beautyworld Middle East 2017. According to the latest figures from Euromonitor International, released alongside Beautyworld Middle East 2017, the UAE was ranked 7th in the world in per capita spend on beauty care products, totalling US$ 239 in 2016, up two places from the previous year ......read more

Container terminal services for Occitanie region Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France under an agreement which can also be converted to a long-term concession in the future. The contract will see P&O Ports operating a container yard with a draft up to 14,5m draft with 457 metres of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017. Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Nursery and Daycare celebrated graduating its ninth batch of children for 2017. 22 children received their certificates in the presence of Engineer Khawlah Al Solis, Director of Administrative Affairs Department, Khalid Mohammed Al Swaidi, Senior Manager, Administrative Affairs Department and a number of employees and parents.  The graduation ceremony started with the national anthem followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. The event included a show performed by the kids and a graduation English song.   Al Solis reiterated Dubai Customs’ efforts in supporting its staff as part of its wider corporate social ......read more

Scheme available on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the “Up to 20% Down Payment on Us” campaign, whereby customers can avail up to 20% down payment covered by Al-Futtaim Motors on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models, giving buyers the opportunity to own their dream Toyota without the hassle of securing an up-front payment, while the remaining amount can be funded through any of the financial institutions in the UAE. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Al-Futtaim Motors strives to ......read more

Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population worldwide 16th July, Dubai, UAE:  Allergies in UAE are commonly perennial in nature and are caused due to dust mites, moulds and urticaria (hives). The symptoms of those affected are aggravated by searing temperatures. The soaring heat and a dusty environment of summer leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles causing severe cases of allergy. Symptoms include stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing due to a hypersensitive response of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, the most common being dust. According to recent reports, one fifth of the UAE population suffers from allerg ......read more

Abu Dhabi, July 16, 2017- Osama Abdel-Raouf Abdeen, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading Takaful operator in the GCC. He has been named among the GCC’s 100 Best CEOs at the Top CEO Awards for 2017 organized by Mediaquest. The elite roster of top-performing CEOs in the Gulf is compiled annually by Mediaquest’s TRENDS magazine, the leading magazine on Arab affairs in the MENA region, in association with world-renowned business school INSEAD. The criteria for the selection process were set by independent financial and governance experts and were based on financial factors including profits, revenues, assets, company size, earnings per share, corporate go ......read more

Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio   Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk, is inviting visitors to revive their fitness regime this summer in what is most probably the most tranquil spot in Dubai! In partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio, Dubai’s first chain of integrated yoga studios, the indoor tropical rainforest will be hosting a series of 90-minute yoga classes allowing visitors to flex their body in th ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Throughout its twenty years, Grand Optics has captured the imagination of customers across the GCC – and has offered the latest styles in eyewear and the most advanced technology in eyewear. Grand Optics has become a powerful household name in optics – the retail concept integrates a portfolio of luxurious and trendy eyewear brands with a focus on providing innovative vision solutions.  The Grand vision is to be the region’s leading luxury eyewear retailer and provider of innovative vision care. Grand Optics represents an extensive variety of luxury, designer, bridge and exclusive brands for clinical eyewear and sunglasses – ......read more

UAE, July 16, 2017- Cerner Middle East & Africa celebrated the sixth edition of its annual Achievement and Innovation Awards by recognizing clients across the Middle East for their most rewarding health care technology adoptions across five categories.  Cerner created the Achievement and Innovation Awards to honor clients that have effectively increased quality and value for their organizations and patients through health IT. The five categories cover various areas that have used innovative technology over the past 12 months: Patient Experience, Support Services, Population Health Management, Clinical Decision Support and User Experience.  “Our esteemed client organ ......read more

Execution of Enterprise Firewall Strategy and Fortinet’s Security Fabric Solutions Evaluated in the Latest Gartner Report Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls1. The report evaluated Fortinet’s Security Fabric, its ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’ as factors for the placement in the Magic Quadrant. As a foundation of the Fortinet Security Fabric, the FortiGate Enterprise Firewall is the only solution that delivers the scale, automation, an ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  As every fan of Ateliers Louis Moinet knows, the firm loves all things beautiful, unusual and exceptional. On its Mecanograph City watches, it was the first to include fragments of lunar meteorites and other rocks from the far-flung corners of the universe.  Meanwhile, the Treasures of the World collection has opened up another creative path: that of dials made from rare, fossilized stones of mineral or plant origin, includingpetrified exotic wood.    These two unique approaches have now been combined in the Jurassic Watch, derived from the Mecanograph family, is the first to feature a dial made from Jurassic-era dinosaur bone –b ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  The Charisma Twist expresses elegant charm with a wraparound bracelet that embraces even the finest wrists.   This attractive, original watch creation takes inspiration from the world of fashion, featuring a very trendy style with a wraparound strap.   The new interchangeable wraparound bracelets are available in pastel shades, which are very fashionable this year.  Green, salmon, orange, and more: the brand plays on summery colours while also offering a more traditional palette of black, white and brown straps. Each bracelet, adorned with white overstitching, features a simple yet ingenious system that makes it easy to change co ......read more

UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes maintains top ten whilst teammate Marcato finishes in top 20   16 July 2017, United Arab Emirates:  Stage 14 saw UAE Team Emirates’, Louis Meintjes hold on to his ninth position in the overall General Classification standings whilst Italian teammate Marco Marcato finished amongst the top 20. This stage saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) regain the Maillot Jaune with an 18 second lead between him and his next rival Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team). The stage was won by Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) who finished 15 and 25 seconds ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ Marcato and Meintjes respectively.   Commenting on stage 14, South Afr ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Welcome Ulysse Nardin’s Jade “Lionfish.” The beautiful marriage of style and substance. When it was first introduced in 2013 Jade represented several firsts in Haute Horlogerie. Its UN-310 caliber was the first movement to be designed and produced in-house by Ulysse Nardin specifically for a woman’s watch. And it was the first timepiece to take into account a woman’s delicate manicure when manipulating the settings. How? With its innovative crown design: no pulling is required to wind the watch, set the time, or adjust the date back-wards or forwards, only a simple turn. A dainty crown position indicator on the dial shows the ......read more

Achieving an annual saving of AED 45 million through 18 offices across Dubai Dubai – UAE, 15th July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices are playing an important role in fulfilling the department’s vision of making Dubai the world’s premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust and happiness. DLD has also confirmed that the offices contribute to increasing its total yearly revenue by making significant annual savings.  Saad Abdulla Al Hammadi, Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs at DLD, commented: "The launch of the Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices has he ......read more

Agreements focus on conformity of Low Voltage Switchgear products, quality of service of personnel performing installation works Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, signed two cooperation agreements with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) to issue conformity certificates for Low Voltage Switchgear (LVSG) products as well as for the services offered by personnel performing the wiring installation work. Under the first agreement, the two sides will collaborate to ensure that electrical wiring installation works performed in the emirate comply w ......read more

A full programme of educational and entertaining activities across five branches of Dubai Public Library Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage – has announced the launch of its ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts’ 2017 Programme at the Dubai Public Library.  The activities will be held across five Dubai Public Library branches and will start on the 16th of July and will run till the 10th of August 2017. Dubai Public Library branches are offering a range of activities for children, which have been designed to develop their skil ......read more

LIFE ELIXIRS Embrace Bath & Shower Oil – 496.00 AED Skin-conditioning shower and bath oil Benefits: Exhilarates, Stimulates, Uplifts  Ignite the senses with this bath and shower elixir scientifically formulated with 11 pure essential oils, including Vetiver and Rose Pepper, in a skin conditioning base of Amaranth and Bacuri oil. Leaves the skin beautifully scented and moisturised. Proven to leave you feeling exhilarated and stimulated*. Stop. Breathe. Love.  LIFE ELIXIRS Clarity Perfume Oil – 254.00 AED Perfume oil rollerball Benefits: Uplifts, Invigorates, Focuses.  This invigorating perfume oil is formulated with a scientific blend of 6 pure es ......read more

South African Louis Meintjes finished in top five of the 12th stage of the Tour de France moving to tenth in the GC   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:   Stage 12 came to a conclusion with UAE Team Emirates’ Louis Meintjes taking fifth place as part of the leaders group crossing the finish line, moving him up to tenth position in the overall General Classification of Tour de France.   The stage was won by Romain Bardet (Fra) (AG2R La Monidale) whilst Fabio Aru (Ita) (Astana Pro Team) clinched the GC lead taking the Maillot Jaune from Chris Froome (Team Sky) after he missed a turn and lost 21 seconds in the final 300 metres of the stage.    Commenting ......read more

On the 12th July for the first time, PUMA Football launched 23 globally licensed club Third and Away kits under the same story across 7 time zones. By creating these strong and clean looking kits the aim is to give both the players and fans confidence in style as they step out into their rival’s territory. Each kit is dark and fearsome in color, technically-advanced, premium in materials, and features unique detailing inspired by the individual club’s stadium or town, so home pride is with them wherever they go. The reveal began in Sydney as the Arsenal FC team stepped out in front of Fort Dennison whilst the sun set on the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney Opera House ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Engagement parties and weddings, imperial receptions, balls, prestigious ceremonies, Opera evenings, aristocratic extravaganzas, theatre opening nights, music-hall glamour in the Roaring Twenties… these sparkling moments are celebrated by Chaumet and enraptured by music, the essential source of universal joie de vivre.  With Chaumet est une fête, the Maison pays tribute to the Parisian taste for an alchemy that conjures enchanted occasions; sparkling guests, an exceptional location, a stirring tempo and the elegance of a jewellery parure. The new High Jewellery collection evokes these instants of rhyme and radiance that inspire emotion and beau ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 15 July, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah, taking the total number of service stations in its network to 460 across the country.  The latest addition to the network demonstrates the company’s sustained efforts to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services in the UAE.  Located on Martyrs Street near the area of Dibba Al Hosn, the service station consists of five islands with 8 dispensers offering E-Plus 91, Special 95, Super 98 and Green Diesel. The station has sufficient fuelling capacity to serve 16 vehicles simultaneously. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Ex ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend. The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top Italian junior categories and the prestigious WSK championship. After two days of practice and testing, the Abu Dhabi schoolboy signalled his intent early by claiming pole position in qualifying on a hot track that made conditions challenging and careful tyre management essential thanks to an over-a ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, LLC has launched the “Better Surprises” promotion as part of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) to provide attractive savings for customers. The promotion extends across its full range of appliances which includes built-in and major domestic appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, cookers and other products. Customers will get to choose from Better Life’s extensive portfolio of world-class brands such as Siemens, Zanussi, Terim, Breville, Laurastar, Forbes of Switzerland, Wolf Power and Euron amongst others.  As part of th ......read more

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