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Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has today announced that it is expanding for the winter 2017 season with new scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Havana in Cuba, Goa in India and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. In addition, Finnair will be adding extra frequencies to many of its... Read more
Campaign entails complimentary heart check and consultation with specialist cardiologistNever ignore even seemingly innocuous symptoms as those could be signs of a potential cardiac disorder, says Dr NathaniDiabetics at a greater risk of dying from heart disease and stroke; three-fold greater chance of heart failure, while the risk of transient... Read more
Huawei Consumer Business Group achieves steady growth for the fifth consecutive year Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed its expected 2016 annual performance figures indicating a 42 per cent increase when compared to 2015. With anticipated sales revenue of USD $26 billion Huawei CBG is showing... Read more
Mr. PRIYO DORSHI, Mr. SIVA KUMAR and Ms. ASHNI have won 1/2 kg, 1/4 kg and 1/4 kg of gold respectively in DGJG Raffle Draw held on 11th January 2017. Mr. Priyo Dorshi, Mr. Siva Kumar, Mr. Sikkandar (1/4 kg winner of 8th January) and Mr. Paryani Mukesh (1/4 kg winner of 9th January) with Mr. Fatallah Abdulla Fatallah, Manager, Dubai Economic... Read more
The Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group revealed that 50% winners of their retail jewellery campaign for DSF this year are tourists, which shows an increase in tourist footfall in jewellery stores. Gold buying activity remained vibrant due to affordable prices. 34 kilo gold is a big winning proposition. Transit passengers can also participate... Read more
Special raw materials and tools used to reconstruct ancient models DUBAI, 17th January 2017:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has been attracting hundreds of visitors from around the world for the third year since the opening of the 21st season of Global Village in Dubai.Every evening, the Heritage Village comes alive... Read more
Dubai, January 17, 2016:  Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets. The new division – Unique Medical Technology... Read more
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-headquartered luxury leather goods and accessories brand, have announced the launch of their new Trophy line of bespoke men's wallets, intricately hand-crafted from the finest Saffiano leather.The new signature Trophy range is the latest quality offering from Roderer, whose range... Read more
ENGLAND’S LEADING WICKET TAKER TO BE JOINED BY TWO LEGENDS OF THE SPORTAbu Dhabi, January 17th, 2017:  James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational.34-year old Anderson — who returned... Read more
7,000 Indian companies operate in Sharjah Al Musharrkh: Sharjah is a gateway to markets with 4 billion consumersSharjah, January 17, 2017:  The emirate of Sharjah, one of the prime industrial destinations in the Middle East and North Africa has made a striking impact at India’s Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, one of the nation... Read more
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Discover an all-natural approach to your skincare regime with a free mini facial and skincare analysis at Boots Pharmacy in the UAE throughout the month of January. Herbal Essentials, the award winning, home-grown skincare range, is offering you the chance to enjoy a complimentary mini facial and skincare... Read more
Shah Rukh Khan to visit Arabian Center for the third time. . Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Shah Rukh Khan is back in Dubai and at Arabian Center! And this is his third visit to the most soughted mall by celebrities in the region. The superstar’s next film Raees hits the cinemas on January 25th 2017, and is grabbing all the eyeballs... Read more
THE NEW DA VINCI WATCHES FROM IWC SCHAFFHAUSENSwiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen revisits the iconic design of the 1980s and presents the 2017 Da Vinci collection, once again with its classic round case. The Da Vinci Automatic 36 and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 are tailored to women, while the Da Vinci Automatic is a unisex... Read more
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Drop a hint this Valentine’s Day with Liali’s mesmerising range of key pendant necklace, diamond necklace, rings, bangles and bracelets. Crafted in the finest quality diamonds, make your loved ones feel special with Liali’s beautiful gift ideas that complement every relationship!... Read more

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United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19th 2017:   REDTAG, the region’s favourite value fashion and lifestyle brand this morning opened the doors to their one of the biggest store in the UAE. Located on Al Wahda Street in Sharjah, the new store is almost 1,600 m2 and is spread across two floors to cater to the busy neighbourhood.  The store is designed for the whole fashionable family, offering REDTAG’s stylish and affordable collections for men, women and baby and child as well as an extensive range of homeware. With the customer in mind, REDTAG has supplied 100 free shared parking spots on site, to ensure the customer journey is as enjoyable and convenient as possib ......read more

UAE and international students gather for talks, performances and presentations at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 19, 2017:  More than 600 students from the UAE and countries around the world took part in the second annual “Student Exclusive” at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on Wednesday. Now a signature event of ADSW, the Student Exclusive is focused on empowering young people to think and act sustainably.  His Excellency Dr Ahmed Belhoul, Minister of State for Higher Education, delivered the event’s keynote address, describing the Student Exclusive as integral to the success of ADSW.  “The c ......read more

A statement piece that exuberates sheer elegance and grace  Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  Diamond rings are surely every woman’s dream. Their radiant glimmer immediately transforms a woman’s personality making her look more gracious and stylish. Turning aspirations into reality, Liali launches its statement piece of 2017, a diamond ring with 10-carat appearance and quality certification from the world renowned International Gemological Institute at an affordable price of just AED 36,500.   A big rock has always been the favorite amongst popular celebrities like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey, and is worth millions. Th ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  Seiko presents the exquisite new Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT, in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, with a unique brown dial. This special timepiece will indeed make a great gift for Valentine’s Day. The earth brown dial, with flecks of orange is truly exceptional, a specialty of the Grand Seiko range, that is exquisitely set off by the watch's stainless steel case. The theme and inspiration for this particular model is once again taken from nature, like its other stablemates.  The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT SBG J021, is intricately crafted with the focus on practical elements, such as legibility and durability. It is water resistan ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  PARIS, FRANCE - KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to present an exclusive range of accessories perfect for Valentine’s gifting.  The range of accessories is inspired by the annual celebration and provides a desirable selection of love tokens. A colour palette of pink and red dominates the range of keyrings, phone covers and bags, which launch at KARL LAGERFELD stores, selected retailers and online at Karl.com from January 12, 2017. The theme of gifting is made quite literal in the phone cover and minaudiere – an iconic KARL LAGERFELD piece. An oversized red bow on a pink glitter hard case complete with a Karl signature tag is an unforgettabl ......read more

GROHE AquaSymphony turns showering into a new dimension of personal SPA experience – an emotional retreat for all senses Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  Imagine the gentle mists of Tierra del Fuego, warm summer rain in Bali and the array of colours in the Northern Lights. Indulge in the gentle sound of Sydney’s opera house, whilst experiencing the refreshing spray of Iceland’s Skógafoss waterfall. AquaSymphony will give you all these fabulous sensations merged together into one perfect SPA experience in your own home. The most luxurious home shower in the world, AquaSymphony can take you on a fascinating trip to the most enthralling and beautiful places on earth ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  A reworked design of an icon among sea-lovers - the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch from Corum - will make the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the man of action who loves the feel of wind and sea in his hair.  21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms Corum’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage.  From the dawn of time, the lives of seagoing pr ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2017:  Noor Dubai Foundation in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an awareness campaign in schools known as ‘Through their Eyes,’ to address the often overlooked social and emotional impact that vision problems have on a child. Dubai based child psychologists and the school health team in DHA will work with the Noor Dubai team to reach out to schools. Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of the Noor Dubai Foundation, said: “In the spirit of the Year of Giving, the objective of the talks is to promote a more inclusive community for those suffering for any vision disability. We will be targeting primary school ......read more

Out of 118 countries participating in the annual survey which quantifies what countries do to develop, attract and empower talent, the UAE has ranked first out of 13 countries in the Northern Africa and Western Asia region, and 19th overall Adecco has partnered with INSEAD and the Human Capital Leadership Institute to release the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) Of the 118 participating nations, this is the first time the UAE has been listed in the top 20 countries in the Index   The annual survey, now in its fourth year, quantifies what countries do to develop, attract, and empower talent Of the six pillars of the study, the UAE’s highest ranking is in the & ......read more

Advanced joint replacement surgical procedures being performed at Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital are significantly reducing hospital stay for patients in the UAE The application of ‘Enhanced recovery after surgery’ (ERAS) protocols are enabling patients to opt for joint replacement procedures with minimal or no hospital stay (out-patient procedure), allowing faster recovery. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2017:  Hip joint damage can disrupt everyday activities like walking and sitting, leaving normally-active people in pain and immobilized. Hip replacement surgery offers hope to many, and now the procedure can be performed in a day, with patients ......read more

Smart homes, Smart cars, wearables, Augmented Reality, and 4K are some of 2017’s key trends on which LG’s innovative technologies are bound to make an impact DUBAI, UAE – January 19, 2017:  The year 2016 was another eventful year for the consumer electronics industry with a number of exciting and sophisticated technologies advancing to fulfil their potential on the world stage. The year 2017 appears to see the continuation of these trends, as the products, which shape the world around us are improved to better suit evolving user trends and market demographics.  In the first week of 2017, the biggest technology brands along with literally thousands of technol ......read more

Chairing Member of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment sectors to oversee transformation of Dubai into a global platform for innovative industries   Dubai, UAE – January 19, 2017:  In line with the recent directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to accelerate implementation of the Dubai Industrial Strategy in order to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global platform for sustainable businesses, the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment taskforce has held a number of meetings and workshops to identify key initiatives that will help drive growth and achieve the o ......read more

Dubai-UAE: 19 January, 2017:  According to figures released during the 10th Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibitionin 2013, around 5% of the population in the UAE suffer from thyroid disease. However, this number is debatable as most sufferers are unaware of the problem. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland in the anterior aspect of the neck that regulates our body’s metabolism, controls the body’s temperature and affects how we burn calories. Complications arise when the thryoid gland is underactive or overactive. “The symptoms of thyroid disease are vague and therefore it usually goes undiagnosed. Those with an underactive thyroid, s ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  When it comes to your true love, choosing the perfect gift is never easy. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Mouawad brings you the most distinctive range of gifts to commemorate your eternal love. Inspired by the M-heart motif that streams through Mouawad designs, the new Love M collection gives a stylish interpretation to the cherished symbol of love with a delightfully chic line of 18-karat rose gold pendants adorned with precious red rubies.  Using the finest finishing techniques, the pendants shimmer with a brilliant luster that reflects like a mirror. Pieces are hand-set using the micro-pave method – setting with the use of a ......read more

Investment banking fees reached US$820.8 million in 2016 Equity & equity-related issuance totalled US$2.6 billion in 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions reached US$46.9 billion during 2016 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 19 January 2017:  Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the annual investment banking analysis for the Middle East region. According to estimates from Thomson Reuters / Freeman Consulting, Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached US$820.8 million during 2016, an 18% increase compared to fees recorded during 2015 and the highest annual fee total in the region since 200 ......read more

International students visit the Petroleum Institute during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Abu Dhabi, UAE, Jan 19, 2017:  The Petroleum Institute hosted student representatives of the winners and finalists in the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize Global High Schools category, along with students from the previous year’s winning schools, for a scientific tour during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The visit included seminars that highlighted the importance of renewable energy and a solar car workshop, where students used their knowledge and skills to build an energy efficient car. After a tour of the Institute, the winners and finalists attended a series of educational seminars, i ......read more

High Interest in KSA 9.5 GW and India 175 GW Renewable Energy Deals Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2017:  The 10thedition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) ended Thursday, with strong growth in commercial activity surrounding the event and the number of hosted business meetings surging by more than 60 per cent. Hosted by Masdar as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, WFES aims to promote the business case for industries involved in sustainable energy, water, and waste management. Organisers say the rapid acceleration in the renewable energy market across the MENA and South Asian market has had a clear impact on business at the event. Mohamed Jameel Al Ram ......read more

The healthcare, real estate and hospitality industries with an additional focus on investment and education are the main topics of the 2017 planned events: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 January 2017:  IDE is a leading global procurement firm, creating exclusive, captivating and unique deal flow initiatives to boost businesses and elevate corporations’ presence in the market. As one of the emerging leaders in the B2B realm, IDE is committed to creating value for each and every participant in related events by delivering remarkable experiences that build networks and businesses. IDE has organised 11 global summits in various vital sectors of hospitality, healthcare and real ......read more

By Abdul Kader Kamli, Research Consultant, Orient Planet Research UAE, January 19, 2017:  The invention of the alphabet by the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago had led to the preservation and accumulation of human knowledge. Building on this regional heritage, the Arabic/Islamic civilization contributed tremendously to the advancement of science on a global scale, as the waves of knowledge continued to spread from the Arab region towards the rest of the world for hundreds of years. This momentum, however, eventually stagnated and then moved in the opposite direction, spreading from west to east and from north to south, towards the rest of the world.  What defines the 21st century, ......read more

Event happenings and other engaging activities available for all family members in the centre of Business Bay   Dubai, UAE, 19 January, 2017:  During the breezy Dubai Winter months, Dubai Properties is transforming its unique retail destination Bay Avenue and Bay Square into a family-friendly and “It” destination for residents and visitors to come enjoy their time, through a variety of different event offerings and family-fun activities. Bay Square: Art Square Event Description: Free Outdoor Art Classes open to students aged 10 years and over. 10 Art teachers will each embark 20 students on a full Art curriculum that will last 16 sessions. Students will ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2017:  The recent inauguration of four outlets by Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the world’s largest gold and diamond jewellery retailer, has provided additional thrust to the ongoing DSF promotion of the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group. The opening of 4 more outlets have helped to enlarge the presence of the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s DSF participating outlets. According to Mr. Shamlal Ahamed, Managing Director – International Operations of Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ International Operations, the expansion plan helps to reach out to customers in a more strategic manner. “DSF is the ideal time to expand our network si ......read more

Dubai, UAE 18 January 2017:  The first half of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 has led to an upswing in activity across various sectors in Dubai including retail, hospitality and financial services, and given a boost to ancillary services such as money exchange houses and travel agencies. Shopping malls, international brands and hotels, as well as travel operators, exchange houses and many other support services have been making the most of the festival’s 22ndedition, which started on 26 December and runs until 28 January, offering residents and visitors an enriching shopping experience created by a combination of incredible deals, life-changing prizes and world-class entertainmen ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has today announced that it is expanding for the winter 2017 season with new scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Havana in Cuba, Goa in India and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. In addition, Finnair will be adding extra frequencies to many of its popular winter holiday and business destinations in Asia.  Between November 19 and March 18, Finnair will fly a new scheduled weekly flight to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flight will be operated on Sundays with Finnair’s new A350 aircraft. Puerto Vallarta is a popular tourism region on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean coast.  Between ......read more

WHAT: REDTAG, the region’s favourite value fashion and lifestyle brand will open one of their biggest stores in the UAE, located on Al Wahda Street in Sharjah. WHERE: REDTAG store Al Wahda Street Opposite City Centre Sharjah Sharjah, UAE  WHEN: Ribbon cutting at 10am WHY: Come down and celebrate the opening of the biggest REDTAG store in the UAE with special offers of 25% off and the chance to win one of ten iPhone 7s.  ...read more

Dubai-UAE: 18 January, 2017:  Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, offers shoppers a wide variety of gifts to spoil their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.  Customers can choose from a delightful range of decorative items including carved sculptures, tripod clocks and spectrum tealight holders. The store also offers an assorted selection of classy photo frames, ideal for creating a romantic collage of a couple’s special moments, and LED lights to spread the warmth and set the tone for the day.  The vibrant Valentine’s collection is available across all Home Centre outlets in the region as well as online. ...read more

18 January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Attended by His Excellency Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Chair of the UAE National Committee, His Excellency Dr Matar Al Neyadi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and the Chair of the Organizing Committee signed today the Project Management Office (PMO) contract with Energy Events Experts (E3) to support the work of the Committee and ensure the efficient delivery of this milestone event for the UAE energy sector.  Held every three years and positioned as the flagship event of the World Energy Council, the World Energy Congress is the longest-running and most influential energy event in the world, covering all asp ......read more

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, UAE – January 18, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) kick started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City. The Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress is held in collaboration with the French ENT Society contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the Congress. The conference was inaugura ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2016:  The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science hosted its first ever International Research Progress Workshop on Rain Enhancement on 18 and 19 January at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  The two-day International Workshop, which was attended by leading scientists from renowned global and local institutions, presented an overview of the newly awarded research projects from the Second Cycle of the Program, showcased updates on the First Cycle awardees’ research projects, and provided a forum for discussion of the innovative technologies needed to tackle water security challenges globa ......read more

QCC to Focus on Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Certification Schemes to Promote Sustainable Built Environment Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) will be transferring ownership of Estidama Villa Products Database (EVPD) to Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council. This transition has been decided by Abu Dhabi Government in order to utilize QCC capabilities to enhance product quality and to build upon the successful implementation of the Estidama Pearl Rating System. Estidama represents the vision to create a sustainable Abu Dhabi with one of its key components being the Pearl Rating System (PRS) which is the Arab world’s fir ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  Finnair has today announced that it will start flying non-stop flights to Finnish Lapland from London, Paris, Frankfurt and Zürich from mid-December 2017 until the end of March 2018. The ski and holiday resorts in Kittilä and Ivalo are attracting an increasing number of international travelers and the area is well-known for its beautiful nature, winter activities and opportunities to experience Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. Finnair will fly two weekly flights between London’s Gatwick airport and Ivalo on Thursdays and Sundays, one weekly flight between Zurich and Kittilä on Saturdays, one weekly flight between Frankfurt and Kitti ......read more

Event closely aligned with PepsiCo’s commitment to responsible water stewardship PepsiCo pledges to provide access to safe water to an incremental 16 million people in water-stressed areas over the next decade  PepsiCo plans to improve water-use efficiency by 25% globally in direct manufacturing operations, and replenish local watersheds New expert report from Booz Allen Hamilton warns warns that half the world’s population will be without adequate access to water within the next decade Dubai, UAE - 18 January, 2017:  PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company, is a partner of the International Water Summit (IWS), highlighting the company’s commit ......read more

UAE, January 18, 2017 - H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy (MOE), affirmed that the economic relations between the UAE and New Zealand continue to grow and are expected to develop further as the two countries aspire to strengthen cooperation in a number of economic sectors of common interest and prioritized within their respective development plans. The announcement came during a meeting between the UAE Minister of Economy and H.E. Todd McClay, New Zealand Minister of Trade, and his accompanying delegation at the MOE’s Dubai headquarters. Both parties demonstrated the potentials of increasing trade and strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, most ......read more

UAE, 18 January, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of the ‘Help Me Hear’ initiative in a press conference held in conjunction with the Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman AL Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics and Chairman of the Congress. The campaign was developed to help address the needs of children with hearing loss, under the framework of the Ministry’s initiatives for ‘Year Of Giving 2017.’ H.E. Dr. Al Rand said: “Today, we are honored to announce the launch of the Ministry's ‘H ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   Over the last few years, BlackBerry has transitioned to a security software and services company that is dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things (EoT). The Enterprise of Things is the network of intelligent connections within the enterprise. It is a collection of devices, computers, sensors, trackers, equipment and other ‘things’ that communicate with each other.  The Internet of Things is emerging as one of the most significant developments of our time. Connecting people and things will be the new norm for consumers, but behind the scenes, it is transforming how enterprises develop, market, distribute and sell products. Data ......read more

The forum is being held in parallel to the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi  H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “The implementation of waste management plan is one of the main pillars of Abu Dhabi’s national waste policy” Abu Dhabi, 18 January 2017:  Tadweer (Center  of  Waste Manage – Abu Dhabi) concluded today its  Waste Management Solutions Forum,  organized as part of EcoWASTE 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.  A significant number of key decision makers and experts in waste management and various municipalities from the Middle East and North Africa participated in the event. During his opening speech, H.E. ......read more

UAE actively taking initiatives at federal, local and private levels to enhance cyber security More than half a million cyber attacks worldwide per minute DUBAI, January 18, 2017:  With a rapid increase in smart city initiatives worldwide, there is a strong need to form a clear cyber security structure, have a proper risk management plan and appoint Chief Information Officers at city levels in addition to taking other steps in order to secure smart cities, a senior IT expert has advised.  Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Smartworld, a joint venture between Etisalat and Dubai South, said cyber-attacks are getting more frequent and complicated, making enterprises and smart ci ......read more

Kara, a high fashion prêt meets couture brand that has dignified the stages of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show, Doha among others, introduces its Blurred Lines collection for the season An international design label created by award-winning designer, Kanchan Kulkarni, Kara is a Dubai-based women’s fast couture brand with an artistic blend of shapes and design from several cultures to pay homage to the global spirt of fashion Buy a Kara original at Vesimi, JBR or shop online. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2017:  Kanchan Kulkarni, designer and owner of the internationally famed fashion label, Kara, a high fashion prêt meets couture brand from Dubai beholding th ......read more

‘World’s Largest Display Of Gold Bars’ at Jumbo Electronics, Mall of the Emirates on 20 January Solid Gold PlayStation 4 up for grabs as part of #Jumboisgold campaign during DSF 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2017:  This Dubai Shopping Festival, Jumbo the leading OmniChannel electronics retailer in the UAE teamed up with Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) organisers, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Emirates Gold Refinery, and Brinks Global on an ambitious project to showcase something that has never been seen before by regular mall visitors. The visio ......read more

Dubai, Wednesday, 18th January 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications today announced today that Xperia Ear, a smart product from Sony Mobile, an in-ear personal assistant to help communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures, is now available in select UAE stores. The UAE thus becomes the first country in the Middle East where consumers can buy the Xperia Ear off the shelf. Priced at AED 799, the Xperia Ear is available in-store at Sony Boutique (Dubai Mall), Sharaf DG (Times Square) and Jumbo Electronics (Mall of the Emirates). Xperia Ear reads out incoming texts, WhatsApp or Facebook messages and allows you to initiate a response with ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  When the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon takes to the city streets on Friday (January 20), more than 200,000 runners will have taken part in the annual IAAF Gold Label event since its debut in 2000. It’s an indication of how far both the event and the city of Dubai has developed since the turn of the 21st century when just 249 athletes took part in the first Marathon and 1,046 and 523 runners entered the 10km Road Race and the Fun Run (at the time a 3km race) respectively.    This weekend, more than 30,000 runners are expected to take part in the three races staged during the Middle East’s biggest mass participation event ......read more

KSA, 18 January, 2017:  Greater private sector engagement in education reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected in coming years as the country proceeds with its Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program (NTP), which set out ambitious targets for economic development and greater fiscal balance. Reform of the education sector is integral to Vision 2030 as a means to improve employment opportunities for young Saudis, and the Saudi government has allotted an additional budget that is recognized in the Vision 2030 budgets in order to support the reform process. As a strategic partner for the “Investment & Finance in Educational Buildings” Conference in Riyadh, ......read more

Introducing the new centre to the Abu Dhabi maritime sector Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers from EMAC, including: Vice Chairman and Secretary General, Majid Bin Bashir; Captain Mohamed Juma al Shamisi, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports; Richard Briggs, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Hadef & Partners; and Edward Newitt, member of EMAC Board of Tr ......read more

To enhance healthcare in refugee-populated Mafraq Amman, January 18, 2017:  Deputizing for Minister of Health H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab, Director of the Planning Department at the Ministry of Health Dr. Basheer Al Qaseer officially inaugurated the Connected Solar Clinic, a first-of-its-kind health facility enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings, in Mafraq Governorate on Wednesday 18 January, 2017. Donated by Siemens Stiftung – a non-profit foundation established by Siemens AG – and designed and implemented by SOLARKIOSK, the clinic adds to the capacities of the Jordanian Ministry of Health in the bordering region to Syria, where medical facil ......read more

United Arab Emirates  - January 18th 2017:  The knowledge of EO sterilisation process and the focus of SOLSTEO team on innovation make the company a recognised global expert in this field of expertise: SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO/TC 198/WG 1, representing the French mirror committee. “Using innovation to keep one step ahead of the competition” could be SOLSTEO’s motto. This culture of innovation is rooted in the passion for automation shared by all SOLSTEO team members. This year in Arab Health, SOLSTEO will present 2 technological breakthroughs, bringing innovation in the automation of EO sterilisers to guarantee 100% data recording and reporting: EQ- ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre and Bank of Sharjah invites corporates across the UAE to be part of the  CSR Football Tournament from 24th February, 2017 to 25th February, 2017. Dubai, 18th January 2017, UAE:  Al Noor Training Centre for persons with disabilities has teamed up with Bank of Sharjah to organize an exhilarating and action packed event this coming February. “Al NOOR – BANK OF SHARJAH FUNFAIR CSR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2017” will be a 2 day event from 24th February - 25th February’2017. Bank of Sharjah has been a great supporter of this noble cause and has contributed again by being a key sponsor for the 5th consecutive year. The Al Noor’s fundrai ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2017:  InSinkErator®, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, opened doors to the first dedicated training centre for the Middle East & Africa region. The training centre is located at the Emerson headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone South, Dubai. Due to a growing demand for environment-friendly waste disposal solutions, and aligned with UAE’s Vision 2021 to build a sustainable environment and further enhance related infrastructures, the training centre is aimed at highlighting the need for food wastage solutions on both resid ......read more

Campaign entails complimentary heart check and consultation with specialist cardiologist Never ignore even seemingly innocuous symptoms as those could be signs of a potential cardiac disorder, says Dr Nathani Diabetics at a greater risk of dying from heart disease and stroke; three-fold greater chance of heart failure, while the risk of transient ischemic attacks is two to six times higher. Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   In order to take charge of one’s cardiac health and to highlight the high-risk relationship between diabetes and cardio vascular diseases, RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, has organised a complimentary heart check at its venue on Saturday, January 21, 2017 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  Alpha Bravo exemplifies TUMI’s spirit of innovation with an assortment of casual and versatile travel, business and day bags for the contemporary modern man who needs the right accessories to complement his image. Marrying executive entrepreneurialism with casual cool, the Alpha Bravo series infuses style and attitude into TUMI’s iconic ballistic material with a focus on performance and fashion flair to match.  Available in a rugged, distressed yet still refined leather  – the Alpha Bravo Leather collection offers up effortlessly stylish silhouettes with an elevated sophistication. TUMI’s commitment to form, fashion and ......read more

Huawei Consumer Business Group achieves steady growth for the fifth consecutive year  Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed its expected 2016 annual performance figures indicating a 42 per cent increase when compared to 2015. With anticipated sales revenue of USD $26 billion Huawei CBG is showing steady growth for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, smartphone shipments reached 139 million units presenting a year-on-year growth of 29 percent. According to IDC, the increasing rate of global smartphone shipments was only 0.6% in 2016, which means Huawei has outperformed the overall market.  Mr. Richard Yu, Chief Operating Offic ......read more

  Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  Introducing bebe's flirty, festive new collection filled with iconic glamour & striking design. It's undeniably bebe, with an of-the-moment vibe to inspire your style. In 2017 bebe takes a fresh approach to its branding campaign with playful, relatable imagery that embraces authenticity. Embracing the spirit of the season,  bebe headed to the Arabian Ranches to provide an upscale backdrop for bebe’s campaign shoot. Reflecting this mood, the collection is composed of bold colors, metallic tones, rich embroidery, lavish details, rebellious embellishment and strong, iconic styles featuring sensual details. Some secrets a ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   An increase in building materials price could push up the prices of apartments, villas and office space, if not contained in the next few months. However, the effects of the price increase could be felt by the consumers only when materials suppliers, sub-contractors, contractors and developers factor in the increases in their future pricing of material cost. Prices of steel – a major cost component in the building industry – has jumped 20 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from the first quarter of 2016, according to market indices, while prices of plywood increased by 5 per cent and sanitary ware increased by 10-15 per cent &ndas ......read more

Prestigious award reinforces growing reputation of Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation Dubai, January 18, 2017:  Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, which specializes in plastic, cosmetic, dental, orthopaedic, weight loss, hair transplant, dermatology and dietary services, has won the Best Aesthetic Clinic award at the prestigious Mother, Baby & Child Awards for 2016, reinforcing its growing reputation and surging market leadership in the aesthetic and cosmetic domain across the region. Dr Sanjay Parashar, Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Cocoona Centre, received the award at a gala ceremony held at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai in December 2016. Coc ......read more

Helps customer meet new data growth requirements through support of edge computing  Standardized architecture enables quick and easy deployment virtually anywhere  Includes power, cooling and security in a single enclosure, providing simplified management Dubai/UAE– January 18, 2017:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced its collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on HPE Micro Datacenter, introduced recently at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference. The jointly engineered converged infrastructure solution provides end-to-end IT infrastructure, networki ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  To celebrate the 195th anniversary of BOVET 1822 in style, Pascal Raffy has decided to pay homage to women by dedicating one of the three new models in the 2017 collection to them. The Récital 19 Miss Dimier features the elliptical case that has been hugely popular since 2013 on the Récital 9 and Récital 11 models. Yet its dimensions have been reduced by around 20%, resulting in a length of 35.4 mm and a width of 30.7 mm: perfect proportions for ensuring the timepiece is a comfortable fit on every wrist it graces. This new distinctly feminine timepiece sets out to combine the traditional artisanal high watchmaking typical of BOVET 1822 with the pract ......read more

Abu Dhabi - UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi on the promotion of food security in the United Arab Emirates. His Excellency Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi, Chairman of Food Security Center, Abu Dhabi, signed the agreement at the ministry’s pavilion on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  The agreement is based on the Federal Government's Strategy and Abu Dhabi Government Vision 2030 and the keenness of both parties to strengthen strategic partnership and unif ......read more

Dubai-UAE: 18 January, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the region’s largest training centre for banking and finance, today announced the launch of a new professional certification programme - Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance (CIBF). Designed in collaboration with the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM), the course aims to develop qualified personnel with in-depth knowledge of Islamic banking products, services and processes as well as the Islamic financial market and Takaful operations. Speaking about the new programme, Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS, said: “Islamic banking and financ ......read more

Displaying model of its third plant in Business Bay: Company to contribute in implementing Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 as part of adopting best sustainable solutions to save natural resources for future generations in the Emirate  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, is participating in the 10th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), being held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, until Thursday (19 January), at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  The company underscored its determination to highly contribute in implementing the Dubai ......read more

Data from global payments technology company Visa sees card transactions in the first two weeks of DSF up 5 per cent versus the same period in 2016 Growth driven by spending on restaurants, attractions and theme parks  Card spend from in-bound visitors from the UK, Russia, India, Oman and Qatar increases Dubai, UAE; 18 January 2017:  Visa (NYSE:V), a global payments technology company, today announced that consumer spending on experiences, rather than more traditional sectors like fashion retail and luxury goods, saw the biggest growth during the first two weeks of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).  An increasing number of consumers are using their cards to pay f ......read more

Four romantic hues to adorn your wrist  Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:  Rado's thinnest-ever timepieces are getting a colourful new look. The Swiss watchmaker's super slim True Thinline collection has added chic models in four colourful new high-tech ceramic variatons. With their detail-free dials and monochrome colour schemes, this fantastic foursome follows in the footsteps of recent minimalist designs in the True Thinline collection. Contemporary and understated, each timepiece is fashioned from high-tech ceramic in one of four colours – inky blue, forest green, lunar grey, or chocolate brown. This stylish marriage of colour and material is allowed to take cen ......read more

Winners details of the Daily Gold raffle draw conducted on January 15, 2017 1/2kg: 0377743 - AARAV PRADEEP, Indian  1/4kg: 1173387 - MITHUN, Indian  1/4kg: 1359979 - MISRIYA .K, Indian Winners details of the Daily Gold raffle draw conducted on January 16, 2017 1/2kg: 0198501 - ROXANNE, Philippine  1/4kg: 1094944 - MADHN UAKJAV, New Zealand  1/4kg: 0177707 - AMARNATH, Indian ...read more

Ready to rumble 2017 sees Roger Dubuis take the fast track with the introduction of stunning world premieres as well as the big reveal of its brand-new alliance with Pirelli, a perfect match on all key levels and a kindred spirit in delivering money can’t buy experiences. A stunning embodiment of what can happen when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers. Roger Dubuis has accustomed its followers to the annual unveiling of world premieres from its ever-busy innovation pipeline, which represents the almost ‘organic’ result of the Manufacture’s on-going investments in Research & Development.  2017 is no exception, as the Manufacture introduces ......read more

A long and distant voyage. A never-ending desert. Ochre and saffron-coloured earth. From Maghreb to the Sahara and Tanzania, the SS17 Maje woman undertakes a solitary journey through the African continent. Over the weeks, she discovers a nature that is sometimes scorched by the sun and sometimes lush ; she develops a new link to her body and to her clothes that is intensely carnal and instinctive. Her wardrobe is both feminine and adventurous ; similarly to Marie Schneider in Antonioni’s The Passenger, she appeals to a nomadic imagination, bohemian yet clearly urban. Shades of faded lavender-blue, siena and vermilion red bring out flowing and oversized, discreetely structured pie ......read more

The Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group revealed that 50% winners of their retail jewellery campaign for DSF this year are tourists, which shows an increase in tourist footfall in jewellery stores. Gold buying activity remained vibrant due to affordable prices. 34 kilo gold is a big winning proposition. Transit passengers can also participate in Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s DSF promotion in the Dubai Duty Free.  Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  The Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group today announced continued success of its promotional activities at the Dubai Shopping Festival, which is running from December 26th 2016 until January 28th, 2017.  While an ......read more

Initiatives will generate savings of US$1 billion by 2020  Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 17, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, it plans to introduce measures that will increase energy efficiencies by 10 per cent by 2020. The energy efficiency strategy will reduce ADNOC’s gas consumption by 156 million cubic feet per day, saving a total of US $1 billion by 2020. The initiatives have already cut CO2 emissions by 3.1 million tons, the equivalent of 658,800 car journeys a year, compared with 2014 levels. Further cuts in emissions will occur over the next three years as additional operational efficiencies are introduced. ADNOC’s en ......read more

Dubai, January 17, 2017:  This season M&S have fused style and innovation to offer the perfect sportswear to set your fitness regime in motion. Super lightweight fabrics, breathable tops and slimming leggings create an individual style, for the gym, yoga and beyond. The collection also features key innovations to help make your day-to-day life that little bit easier. These include Light as Air™ sports bras in a lightweight, breathable and moisture wicking fabric alongside flexi wire for extra support whilst working out.  The new collection comes in a feminine palette of soft blues and greys alongside some vivid colourful pieces with bold blues and pinks creating a t ......read more

Special raw materials and tools used to reconstruct ancient models  DUBAI, 17th January 2017:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has been attracting hundreds of visitors from around the world for the third year since the opening of the 21st season of Global Village in Dubai. Every evening, the Heritage Village comes alive in an exhibition of traditional Emirati hospitality in a quaint atmosphere where handcrafters making pottery and weaving Sadu (defined by the UNESCO as a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories)  – showcase their age o ......read more

Dubai, January 17, 2016:  Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets.  The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show in Dubai, where the business will be demonstrating its expertise in quality focused production and client services for the healthcare sector.  The move follows the acquisition in 2015 by Unique Group of Oceanwide SaS, the Netherlands-based market leader in the design, construction and mainten ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-headquartered luxury leather goods and accessories brand, have announced the launch of their new Trophy line of bespoke men's wallets, intricately hand-crafted from the finest Saffiano leather. The new signature Trophy range is the latest quality offering from Roderer, whose range of superbly-designed and luxuriously appointed leather goods, is inspired by years of international travelling experience. The Trophy range is exclusively available online through the brand portal www.roderer.info. Each Roderer item is designed as a passport to the world of bespoke travel experiences and to serve as a trustworthy companion for the tru ......read more

Dubai, 17th January 2017:  A Recent YouGov Study has found that millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future.  YouGov invited millennials aged from 18 to 29 residing in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to voice their opinions on climate change. The aim, to better understand how they perceive the connection between the climate and the job market, and above all to better identify their expectations regarding the stakeholders who are shaping today’s world, which they will inherit tomorrow. Global warming is seen as a problem for almost all r ......read more

Group’s investment reflects its strong confidence in the gold and diamond jewellery market despite challenging global economy. Malabar Gold & Diamonds to add 24 outlets to its existing network of 161 outlets across Gulf, India and Far East during next 3 months. The Group to hire more than 1,000 professionals to manage the expansion, including more than 400 in the GCC and 600 in India. The expansion will help re-inforce the company’s position among the BIG 5 gold and diamond jewellery retailers globally. Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the world’s largest gold and diamond jewellery retailer, announces a major investm ......read more

NÉROLI & ORCHIDÉE FROM L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE They were meant to be together… Declaring its undying love for playful neroli, the orchid weaves a timeless fragrant signature, interlaced with absolutely feminine accords. This floral-fruity encounter, this coming together of two sublime ingredients, lies at the very heart of a range named after the two flowers. INSEPARABLE FLOWERS Touching, sensuous, passionate and delicate, two flowers release their petals without haste, as if to savour the anticipation. They then embrace in a rush of floral and fruity notes that linger in the air, captivating and contemporary. Both tender and sensual, they express the most ......read more

Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today. Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents. Al M ......read more

Telegram Messenger accessed by over 90% online Iranians weekly Kantar TNS’ Connected Life Iran study provides insights on digital attitudes and behaviour of country’s 80 million population Iran is a mobile centric market with 78% of online time spent on mobiles compared to 56% globally Iranian consumers open to online brand presence: 95 percent of internet users do not use ad blocking. Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Long history of internet censorship and imposed bans on global sites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube etc., has led Iran develop a unique digital ecosystem comprising both local platforms like Telegram,as well as, global digital platform ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  SAINT HONORE presents a new and glamorous version of their famous Opéra watch, which makes an ideal gift at the festive season for the elegantly stylish woman. A classical icon of the SAINT HONORE brand, Opéra continually changes its look to fulfil every conceivable wish. This year, the watchmaker has reinterpreted the design of this singular beauty once again, adorning it with very glamorous details. This particularly elegant, colourful model is as charming as they come. Take, for example, its round central dial, satin-polished to beautiful effect with the famous "checkerboard" pattern, a SAINT HONORE signature. Immaculate white, mauve, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), strengthens its partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to reach millions of undernourished children in the country. The endeavor is part of the global organization’s Change for Good program which accepts contributions from passengers on board flights of partner airlines. Proceeds contribute to the UN children’s agency’s First 1,000 Days campaign which provides optimal nutrition, from a mother’s pregnancy to a child’s second year of life. Since July 1, 2016, CEB began accepting contributions of all currencies from passengers. The con ......read more

Curly hair isn't easy – one ounce of humidity and poof! It’s goodbye style and hello frizz. Find out how to get soft, defined and bouncy curls that last.  It’s not easy being a curly girl – one ounce of humidity and poof! It’s goodbye style and hello frizz. But having curly hair doesn’t equal problem hair -- check out our top four tips for maximizing your curl power.  Don’t Go Nuts with the Hair Products  When it comes to curls, it’s all about the right balance of products. Oftentimes, the nature of twisty, curly hair prevents the scalp’s natural oils from traveling all the way down the hair shaft, which c ......read more

ENGLAND’S LEADING WICKET TAKER TO BE JOINED BY TWO LEGENDS OF THE SPORT Abu Dhabi, January 17th, 2017:  James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. 34-year old Anderson — who returned to England’s Test team for the recent tour of India — will be joined in Abu Dhabi by two other legends of the sport: Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis. Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, has already cemented his reputation as one of the finest players in the history of English cricket. A former world number one bowler who currentl ......read more

New strategy reinforces Sharjah’s unrivalled dedication to women in sport Sharjah, 17 January, 2017:  The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is being been held up as a shining example of the new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation is also aiming to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen in a regional and global arena, empowering them and enabling them to take part in international championships and events. In line with the directives of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affai ......read more

JLL’s City Momentum Index covers 134 major established and emerging business hubs across the globe Dubai, UAE – January 17th, 2017:  Dubai is among the most dynamic cities in the world, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) 2017 report. The annual CMI report looks at the fastest-changing cities around the globe, tracking the speed of their changing economy and commercial real estate market, whilst identifying hubs that have the most dynamic attributes over the short and long-term. Placed at 11 in the global top 30, Dubai finished just behind Nairobi (10th) and London (6th) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market. Top of the list went to the In ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  The event brings together the most inspiring personalities in space to shed light on their discoveries, experiences and hopes to inspire the UAE youth and community Al Shaibani: The space sector is of strategic importance in terms of shaping the future of science and technology in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and general supervisor of all projects of the Centre and its strategic and development plans, Moha ......read more

7,000 Indian companies operate in Sharjah Al Musharrkh: Sharjah is a gateway to markets with 4 billion consumers Sharjah, January 17, 2017:  The emirate of Sharjah, one of the prime industrial destinations in the Middle East and North Africa has made a striking impact at India’s Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, one of the nation’s most important business forums. As home to the region’s largest industrial areas, the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), the promotional arm of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), occupied a significant area of the expo, with many of the department’s teams describing the exceptional investment a ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Discover an all-natural approach to your skincare regime with a free mini facial and skincare analysis at Boots Pharmacy in the UAE throughout the month of January.  Herbal Essentials, the award winning, home-grown skincare range, is offering you the chance to enjoy a complimentary mini facial and skincare analysis in Boots stores on the following dates and locations in January: 16th – 22nd: Deira City Center 23rd-25th: Dubai Mall 30th-31st: Mall of the Emirates 30th-31st: Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi Book in to meet the wonderfully experienced and professional Herbal Essentials team. You will be able to discuss your skin type and curren ......read more

Abu Dhabi, January 17, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with its counterparts from Japan on key aspects concerning innovation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote joint initiatives, knowledge and technology transfer, the exchange of experiences, and the streamlining of business operations of SMEs located across the UAE. The initiative is in line with the Ministry’s agenda for enhancing and expanding this important sector so that it can better support the national economy and raise the UAE’s regional and international competitiveness.  The memorandum was signed by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE ......read more

January 17, 2017: As part of its ‘Digital Future Tour’, Software AG recently  held its marquee event, the ‘Digital Business Day,’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in association with the Kingdom’s National Information Center (NIC). Executives from leading Saudi organizations gathered for the one-day event to learn how to effectively harness the power of cutting-edge technologies to fast-track their Digital Transition.  Held at the Four Seasons Hotel with Devoteam as the Platinum event partner and Scheer Consulting as the Gold event partner, this year’s ‘Digital Business Day’ focused on how digital business is reshaping the industry and dram ......read more

Shah Rukh Khan to visit Arabian Center for the third time Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Shah Rukh Khan is back in Dubai and at Arabian Center! And this is his third visit to the most soughted mall by celebrities in the region. The superstar’s next film Raees hits the cinemas on January 25th 2017, and is grabbing all the eyeballs from the media and fans alike.  King Khan will make an appearance in the Night Court of Arabian Center on January 21, 2017 at 5:30pm. The star will also be joined by other crew members as part of their movie promotion to meet and greet fans. While this is the only non-ticketed platform where fans will have a chance to meet the star, they will ......read more

UAE Policies Encourage Building Owners to Install PV Panels Rooftop Solar Places Electricity Generation Where it is Needed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energy Summit and the Solar Expo in Abu Dhabi. Renewable energy, particularly solar, is making rapid progress in the region, with organisers estimating that buyers at WFES have more than 200 gigawatts of planned capacity to be added within the next decade. The region is already setting the agenda for utility scale proj ......read more

Industry reports indicate that the big data and analytics market globally is expected to hit $203 billion in 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The retail customer experience has evolved from its primary focus on the transaction to a holistic data-driven process where information from buying history, online searches and social media interactions is utilised to provide consumers what they want during every phase of shopping.   Industry reports suggest that retail and banking are some of the top data-intensive industries in the region. With the presence of over 50% international brand, that holds the coveted spot of being the world's important retail hub. The transformation of th ......read more

Early 2016 saw a drop in hiring in the UAE. Did it pick up later in the year, and what are your predictions for 2017? Unfortunately, this trend continued throughout 2016. The number of new jobs available in Q2 of 2016 fell by 9 percent compared to same period in 2015. Q3 wasn’t much better, with a drop of 8 percent year-on-year. However, we did see a rise in the number of contract and consultancy roles being offered in 2016, as some organisations were unable to offer full-time permanent positions due to tightening of budgets. The oil and gas sector was obviously hardest hit in 2016, but with the recent oil deal agreement between Opec and non-Opec members to reduce output, there i ......read more

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the winners of its 2016 partner of the year awards. Fortinet's 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognize outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company's distributors and resellers around the world.  FortiHero - Global Partner of the Year - Santa Monica Networks Oy, Finland Partner of the Year US / Canada - r - CDW, US / INSA, Canada LATAM - GTLink EMEA - Orange Cyberdefence, France APAC - Syscom Computer Engineering, Taiwan Japan - Otsuka Corporation Distribution Partner of the Year U ......read more

ENEC emphasizes sustainable working practices across the corporation as a whole  ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 10th World Future Energy Summit, a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 January 2017:  Showcasing its commitment to sustainability, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is an exhibitor and Platinum Sponsor of the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). A part of the prominent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, the summit is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between January 16th and 19th. A delegation from ENEC, including Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer ......read more

Abu Dhabi. January 17, 2017:  A delegation of EXPO 2017 National Company is taking part in the 10th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. "Participating in such a large-scale event dedicated to the development of green energy in the world is very important for us. Kazakhstan and the UAE have similar goals in terms of economic diversification, the development of renewable energy sources and reducing oil dependence," said the Chairman of Astana EXPO 2017 National Company, Akhmetzhan Yessimov. A special area of EXPO 2017 will be opened at the Summit. Its visitors will be able to learn about key events of the exhibition, its pavilions, participants ......read more

THE NEW DA VINCI WATCHES FROM IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen revisits the iconic design of the 1980s and presents the 2017 Da Vinci collection, once again with its classic round case. The Da Vinci Automatic 36 and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 are tailored to women, while the Da Vinci Automatic is a unisex model. Two Da Vinci timepieces feature newly developed IWC-manufactured calibres that innovatively combine and integrate complications. “With the new Da Vinci collection, IWC Schaffhausen has returned to the round case that was so successfully established by the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar in 1985. It means we are bidding farewell to th ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  For the first time ever, IWC Schaffhausen is offering presales of selected references from the new Da Vinci collection, which the Swiss watch manufacturer will officially unveil to the global public at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) trade fair in Geneva in mid-January. Timepieces will be available to order during the trade fair and can be collected in IWC boutiques or by online pur chase on NET-A-PORTER.com. “In the age of the Internet and e-commerce, watch lovers no longer want to wait several months for the new models. So, for the first time ever, we are now offering customers the chance to buy a limited number of selected ......read more

Opening Address Delivered by: His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar.     Your Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Allow me to take a moment to pay tribute to the five UAE diplomats, whose lives were cut short, while bringing humanitarian relief to the people of Afghanistan. Their sacrifice reminds us that the values that unite us are much stronger than any attempt to divide us. Please join me in a minute of silence in their honor. Thank you.  Your Highnesses, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests. It is with great plea ......read more

The event witnessed strong local and international participation H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “Tadweer’s ultimate objective is showcasing Abu Dhabi as the global capital of future energy and a leading destination for sustainability” Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2017:  The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, a leading conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, was officially inaugurated today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The event is being held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), between the 16th and 19th of January 2017.  EcoWASTE 2017 is a platform which showcases the latest practices, solutions and technologies in the wast ......read more

Program aims to enhance leadership skills, improve performance of government entities Targets government leaders in the UAE 70 participants representing 14 local, federal government entities  Dubai-UAE: 17 January, 2017:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specialized in public policy in the Arab world, has launched a six-week Dubai Data Compliance Course – a training program for leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE. The program aims to upskill leaders through teaching them how to use data to improve the performance of their organizations and consequently enhance the customer experience.  ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Madonna wearing a pair of black cat-eye Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses at "Billboard Women In Music", New York. SF830S This cat-eye silhouette features sharp-cut lenses and a unique color palette. The combination of different acetate elements creates a color blocked effect inspired by the fashion world. The dynamic design is enhanced by the special structure of the metal bridge. Available in Black, Dark Havana/Green, Light Havana/Red and Blue/Ivory. ...read more

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Drop a hint this Valentine’s Day with Liali’s mesmerising range of key pendant necklace, diamond necklace, rings, bangles and bracelets. Crafted in the finest quality diamonds, make your loved ones feel special with Liali’s beautiful gift ideas that complement every relationship! ...read more

GCC Leads World in Desalination, Now Aims to Link Water Supply to Sustainable Energy New Business Opportunities in Closing the Water ‘Sustainability Gap’ Clean Energy Desalination Key Topic for Conference Agenda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  A review of recent research into water security, conducted ahead of this month’s International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi, has demonstrated significant potential for innovative desalination technology to improve sustainability in the UAE’s water supply. The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security ......read more

Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017:  As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.  Aimed at recognising the contributions of individuals, government and private entities and partners for their role in improving Abu Dhabi Ports’ overall HSE performance, the award seeks to promote a competitive spirit among Abu Dhabi Ports’ employees as well as clients in adopting the highest ......read more

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