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Enjoy 20% discount on select Reebok products for a limited time period onlyAbu Dhabi, UAE; 26 March, 2017:  Head to Stadium at Yas Island on Friday 31st March for a free Les Mills™ fitness class demonstration. From 6pm to 9.15pm there will be live workout demos, photo opportunities and the chance to meet the inspiring Les Mills™... Read more
“Scientific Committee Announces the Recommendations in Conclusion of Dubai Derma”Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 29th of March 2017:  The 17th edition of the Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition concluded today after three days of  great success that has witnessed the participation of 15,000 visitors and participants over... Read more
Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  At the opening ceremony for LogiMAT 2017, Condition Monitoring from Swisslog was honored with the “Best Product” award in the Software, Communication and IT category. Swisslog’s solution concept impressed the high-caliber jury of scientists and trade journalists thanks to its substantial... Read more
Over 400 residents from Fujairah got benefited from Free Health Check-up & Medicines provided.Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally with 174 retail outlets globally organized a free medical camp in association with Fujairah Government Hospital, Fujairah, on Friday, 24th February... Read more
The Hong Kong-based carrier has been named the best Long Haul Airline of the Year at the prestigious GCC Food and Travel Awards 2017Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Cathay Pacific, which celebrates 40 years of flying to Dubai this year, has gained one of the region’s most prestigious accolades after being named the Long Haul Airline of the... Read more
The company has partnered with BIOS ME to build customised cloud solutions and achieve increased adaptability in a dynamic market environment Dubai - March 29, 2017: Jaleel Holdings, UAE-based leading investment company, announced its strategic partnership with niche Cloud Services provider, Business Integrated Operating Systems (BIOS) ME to... Read more
Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The UAE has won the Silver Level in the EMS Performance Awards which recognize excellence in EMS among postal operators globally, thus becoming the first Arab country to win the award since the launch of the Awards in 2001, adding one more accolade to the UAE's list of international achievements. The award was... Read more
Buti Saeed Al Ghandi opens four-day consumer electronic shopping eventDubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Mr Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Board, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, officially inaugurated GITEX Shopper Spring Edition 2017 today, as the highly anticipated four-day shopping spectacular returns to Dubai World Trade... Read more
Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Last year INFINITI unveiled the completely redesigned QX60 to the Middle East region. For 2017, the model features additional enhancements that are aimed at empowering the driver with a more premium experience.The first in a host of upgrades is on the QX60’s powerplant. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive vehicle... Read more
Abbas Beydoun’s “Khareef al Bara’a” wins Literature Award Dr Ali Bin Tamim: “Winning titles address current pressing issues.”Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the names of the winners of its eleventh session (2016 - 2017) in the categories of ‘Literature’... Read more
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) concludes Chinese Education Roadshow, promoting Dubai as a leading international destination for Chinese students Degrees earned by Chinese students in Dubai are verified and recognised by CSCSE and the Ministry of Education in ChinaDubai, 29 March 2017:  As part of its continued efforts to promote... Read more
Dubai, 29th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region's leading multicultural festival park, offers its guests fantastic cultural experiences ranging from tasty food, extravagant shops and unique entertainment. The UAE's No.1 outdoor entertainment hot-spot's 21st season is coming to an end on the 8th of April, 2017 and this is the... Read more
Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Dr. Franics Xavier who pioneered the memory movement is all set to make his debut in the UAE. Addressing the press Dr. Xavier said that his debut seminar in the region, ‘Ignite the spark of genius in your child’ will be held on Friday, 31st March at Grand Excelsior, Dubai. This will be followed by seminars... Read more
Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Amazon (AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working with Amazon to bring even more products and offerings to customers worldwide.“Amazon’s entry... Read more

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San Diego, California and Dubai, UAE - March 30, 2017:  Based on its recent analysis of the telecom energy industry, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Huawei with a 2016 Global Award for product leadership. Huawei has demonstrated exceptional commitment towards driving the transformation of the telecom energy industry and building a green and smart telecom energy network. With the rapid development of the global ICT industry, Huawei's telecom energy provides a reliable power supply for the rapid spread of ICT. Huawei’s award-winning solution for smart green sites has also changed the telecom energy management model from one of traditional passive management to one of proa ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  The UAE decision of granting Indian passport holders with either a valid US visa or a green card a visa on arrival is a welcoming step as this will boost the tourism and trade between the two countries, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, Regional Director, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) for the Middle East and President – Dubai Chamber of Global Organizations of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). UAE is one of the greatest tourist destinations for Indians and this will further enhance the visit of tourists into the UAE, says Mr Kamal Vachani. Since India is second largest partner of the UAE, ......read more

Don’t miss out on your chance to pre-order Samsung’s latest flagship from major retailers and Samsung brand-shops across the UAE while stocks last Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2017:  Don’t miss out on the chance to be amongst the first to own Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the UAE. Customers can pre-order the all new Samsung flagship from major retailers and Samsung brand shops, as well as online at Samsung.com/Preorder between April 1 and 15, 2017. However, stocks are limited and pre-orders are on a first come, first served basis.  Speaking about the new product soon to be launched across the Gulf region, Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT &a ......read more

H.E. Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi; Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Moderator: Simon Baptist, Group Chief Executive, EIU, The Economist ...read more

HE Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, and HE Dr Thani Al Zayoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, discuss the need to adopt sustainable practices for future prosperity Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit held at the Paris-Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi from March 27-30, 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Day one of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), taking place at the Paris-Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi, saw a keynote interview session with HE Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, and HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, discuss the relationship betwe ......read more

UAE leading the way in the adoption of innovative technologies and smart city living Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to promote widespread adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies for the benefit of industry and society Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), one of the region’s leading multi-line insurance providers for corporates and individuals, has announced plans to develop a new generation of insurance products and services to support the UAE’s adoption of innovative technology in line with the country’s smart cities plan.  The company is the official insurance partner for ......read more

Next-generation manufacturers must focus on innovation, removal of distribution barriers and improved speed of delivery Empowering youth with the high-tech skills required to drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution is vital to sustaining economic growth  Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30, 2017:  “The transition from low-tech to high-tech manufacturing across Asia Pacific,” was the theme of a high-level panel discussion delivered representatives from business leaders from across Asia on the first day of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), taking place at the Paris-Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi.  Panellists agreed on the need for managerial innov ......read more

SATO Already Improving Sanitation Conditions for Over Five Million Worldwide Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  LIXIL Corporation (“LIXIL”), a global leader in housing and building materials, products and services, announced its SATO toilets have been selected as a finalist for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in two categories: Health and the general World Changing Idea. Fast Company is a business media focused on innovation in leadership, design, technology and world-changing ideas. Its World Changing Ideas Awards recognize companies for their ingenuity and innovation in creating new concepts, products and projects that can potentially transform people’s ......read more

Mashreq fulfils its promise of donating proceeds from its credit card feature! Dubai, UAE – 30 March 2016:  Mashreq Al Islami - the Islamic banking division at Mashreq bank, as part of its  ongoing campaign to make a difference to the lives of the underprivileged, has tied up with Emirates Red Crescent to deliver its promise of the ‘contribute for good’ feature on its credit card. The bank, inspired by the UAE’s Year of Giving, on behalf of his loyal customers, has generously donated AED 100K to Emirates Red Crescent for this cause.  The ‘contribute for good’ feature ensures that for every AED 100 spent on the Mashreq Al Islami Platinu ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:   As part of their “Be Responsible – Drive Safe” campaign launched in 2014, the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network, in partnership with RTA and Roadsafetyuae.com, and as part of its efforts to support and promote the UAE’s Year of Giving initiative, conducted “Road Safety Awareness Workshop for Commercial Drivers and Supervisors” at the Chamber premises on Thursday.  The seminar, organised by Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business’s Sustainability Network Road Safety working group designed by Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), provided commercial drivers the knowledge and skill ......read more

No downturn in sight for the aerospace industry amidst increasing demand Biofuels are being explored, but are not commercially feasible in a time of low oil prices Automation can help aircraft manufacturers to cut corners in order to keep pace with demand Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 30 2017:  As a major contributor to global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – international air transport alone contributes US$2.7 trillion – the aerospace industry has enjoyed a sustained peak, driven by continued market demand. In a panel at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), aerospace leaders discussed the future of an industry that supports 10 million people globa ......read more

Dubai, March 30, 2017:  United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has released their key trends for the season. The latest collection is vibrant and stylish with beautiful home accessories to help create a brighter and more colourful living environment for all.  The two trends unveiled by United Furniture are Metally Focused and Look of Aluminum. Metally Focused carefully intersperses hints of metal with stylish designs and styles. The entire look is fresh, clean and futuristic.  The Look of Aluminum collection has beautiful statement pieces that will make any room stand out.  Some of the new pieces in the collections are: Trend No. ......read more

Dubai, 30 March, 2017:  It wasn’t so long ago that Minecraft was connected to a scareware campaign, and recently, ESET researchers report another misuse of this popular app. As stated in the official analysis; players of this game have been exposed to 87 fake Minecraft mods on Google Play, pestering Android gamers with aggressive ads and scam activity. So far, up to 990,000 users have installed these fake mods.     ESET researchers have divided malicious activity connected to fake mods for Minecraft into two main categories - ad-displaying downloaders, detected by ESET as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JL and fake apps redirecting users to scam websites, detected by E ......read more

Next-generation technology allows customers to benefit from faster, more advanced services Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the global professional services company, has successfully completed the core system replacement of the retail banking operations at the National Commercial Bank (NCB). The highly complex project which took approximately two years to complete, was part of NCB’s NextGen program, which was also undertaken with Accenture.  The implementation of the project marks significant successes and achievements across various fields within the business. The improved platform provides clients with a distinct banking experience, enriched with ad ......read more

Living Life In Multicolour: For the first time, the jewellery collection welcomes ornamental stones Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Possession is more than a piece of jewellery, it is an intimate companion for today’s woman, an expression of who she is and her ally in every bold challenge she fearlessly takes on.   The perfect marriage of gold and sparkling diamonds has been the trademark of this collection that first appeared over 25 years ago; today Possession welcomes five new bold colours to the assortment.  A jewellery icon turns to colour The deep blue of lapis lazuli, the intense black of onyx, the vivid turquoise, the bright green of malachite and the v ......read more

The latest LG air conditioner, DUALCOOL with inverter technology, works even up to 65ºC, offers 60 percent faster cooling, optimal energy efficiency and cleaner air. Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG), along with its exclusive distributor Al Yousuf LLC, has launched across the UAE its latest state-of-the-art, family-friendly residential air conditioning (AC) solutions, equipped with LG’s pioneering technological innovation known as ‘inverter technology’. Now LG introduces the next generation of air conditioning solutions that ensures optimal cooling performance, energy efficiency, cleaner air and durability unlike any other. During LG’s l ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Swiss watchmaker Rado has added another collaborative creation to its collection: the Rado True Stratum, jointly developed with leading Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch. This exclusive timepiece sees Mutsch's trademark style housed inside Rado's popular True watch family. The black dial features delicate, asymmetrically arranged descending steps that emphasize the three dimensionality of the concave surface. Together with a slightly raised, oblong logo plate, these elements impart texture to what would otherwise be a plain monochrome dial. Matt rhodium hour and minute hands and a yellow second hand provide a pop of colour as well as easy readabilit ......read more

Oral-B Pro-Expert Toothpaste Protects the Areas that Dentists Check most: Oral-B introduces Dr. Shadi Alshaikh as its brand expert during an event in Dubai Oral-B Pro-Expert Toothpaste delivers all-round protection, tackling everything from cavities, gum problems, plaque buildup, sensitivity, tartar, enamel erosion, tooth stains and bad breath Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2017:  Oral-B hosted an exclusive event to demonstrate the importance of an all in one solution for proper oral hygiene.  The aim of the event was to announce acclaimed dentist and oral surgeon, Dr. Shadi Alshaikh, as Oral-B’s brand expert, and showcase how Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste tackles all area ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare, the Dubai based healthcare conglomerate, has reported a healthy 2016-17 fiscal year led by its continued expansion and acquisition strategy. Over the past year, the group has expanded its network across GCC as well as India. Key Milestones achieved in FY 2016 -17, as well as upcoming launches: Aster DM Healthcare Group completes 3 decades of operations in 2017 Total 317 medical establishments, including 18 hospitals, 98 clinics and 201 pharmacies as on 30, January 2017  GCC: 3 new hospitals: Successful launch of Medcare Women & Children Hospital in Dubai and soft launch of Medcare Hospital ......read more

** Make best-selling SPF an essential in your beach bag ** Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  The importance of sun screen should never be underestimated. SPF, meaning ‘Sun Protection Factor’ measures a sunscreen’s protection against the sun’s harmful rays – a radiation that mainly affects the outer layers of the skin causing sunburn, premature ageing of the skin, and more seriously, skin cancer. The Herbal Essentials award-winning Sun Care range consists of 3 products, all of which have been formulated with a daily broad spectrum filter that offers effective UVA and UVB protection whilst leaving the skin fully hydrated. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen ......read more

Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial farms in Tennessee, USA, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 8/3/2017: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the US state of Tennessee.  Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally untreated products and table ......read more

March 29, 2017 – DuPont Protection Solutions today announced that it is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of DuPont™ Nomex®, an inherently heat- and flame-resistant fiber used to help provide protection to millions of people and critical processes worldwide.  Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to not only mark this major milestone, but to focus on the future.  A new brand platform, Nomex® Never Quit™, was developed to coincide with the 50th anniversary.  Never Quit™ exemplifies the spirit of the heroes and innovators around the world who rely on the unparalleled protection ......read more

EdgeConnect Integrates SD-WAN, WAN Optimisation, routing and a stateful firewall; offering a complete solution to simplify and consolidate branch office infrastructure Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced a series of new advancements to the Unity EdgeConnect high-performance SD-WAN solution that will enable enterprises to realise the advantages of a thin branch office. With its latest software release, EdgeConnect becomes the industry’s first fully integrated SD-WAN solution to combine high performance SD-WAN, WAN Optimisation, routing and a stateful firewall. These advancements simplify and consolidate branch office infrastructure, s ......read more

Brought to you by Eros Group Our fast paced lives have been vastly improved with the use of home appliances. However, these resources are either overused or not used enough, both which can affect their efficiency. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your appliances are easily maintained; this will also ensure better efficiency and a longer life. Check the ESMA Label: Home appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines consume a lot of electricity. To address this and build a sustainable environment, UAE is focused on promoting the use of energy efficient products. The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) test and certify appliances on variou ......read more

“Scientific Committee Announces the Recommendations in Conclusion of Dubai Derma” Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 29th of March 2017:  The 17th edition of the Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition concluded today after three days of  great success that has witnessed the participation of 15,000 visitors and participants over the scope of the 3 days. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma said: “Dubai Derma has succeeded over the past years to attract local and international doctors, professors, and specialists in the field of dermatology and skincare. Today, we are proud that Dubai Derma has succeeded to become the largest specialize ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  At the opening ceremony for LogiMAT 2017, Condition Monitoring from Swisslog was honored with the “Best Product” award in the Software, Communication and IT category. Swisslog’s solution concept impressed the high-caliber jury of scientists and trade journalists thanks to its substantial contribution towards streamlining processes, saving costs and increasing productivity in in-house logistics. On the opening day of the LogiMAT intralogistics trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, Condition Monitoring from Swisslog was recognized as the best product in the Software, Communication and IT category. Condition Monitoring is an easy-to-use plug-in ......read more

Over 400 residents from Fujairah got benefited from Free Health Check-up & Medicines provided. Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally with 174 retail outlets globally organized a free medical camp in association with Fujairah Government Hospital, Fujairah, on Friday, 24th February, 2017.  Aiming to ensure the quality health care accessible to everyone, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has been conducting several such health checkup camps in different parts of the Middle East in association with like-minded organizations as a part of their CSR activities. Over 400 residents from Fujairah got benefited from Free He ......read more

The Hong Kong-based carrier has been named the best Long Haul Airline of the Year at the prestigious GCC Food and Travel Awards 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Cathay Pacific, which celebrates 40 years of flying to Dubai this year, has gained one of the region’s most prestigious accolades after being named the Long Haul Airline of the Year during the GCC Food and Travel Awards 2017. Flying above other leading international shortlisted carriers, Cathay Pacific received the popular public vote and recognition from the Food and Travel Arabia Magazine’s panel of expert judges for continually delivering standout travel experiences and services that go the extra mile durin ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa.  The Case for Alternative Measures “The current measures are not and acceptable long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate. Even in the short term it is difficult to understand their effectiveness. And the commercial distortions they create are severe. We call on governments to work with the industry to find a way to keep flying secur ......read more

The company has partnered with BIOS ME to build customised cloud solutions and achieve increased adaptability in a dynamic market environment  Dubai - March 29, 2017: Jaleel Holdings, UAE-based leading investment company, announced its strategic partnership with niche Cloud Services provider, Business Integrated Operating Systems (BIOS) ME to manage the business-critical IT systems of the region’s trading major. This makes Jaleel Holdings the first wholesale player in the UAE to embrace cloud technology solutions in the sector.  BIOS will provide state-of-the-art computing power and easily scalable architecture to protect Jaleel Holdings' systems with advanced secur ......read more

Market size of Blockchain will increase from $210 million in 2016 to $2.3 billion by 2021 Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Dubai is rapidly moving toward implementing Blockchain technology, which offers speedy and cost-effective transactions, and reaching its target of becoming the first Blockchain powered city by 2020, a senior IT expert has said. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman, Smartworld, while addressing a gathering of decision-makers and experts from across the UAE’s IT sector, said: “The market size for Blockchain is projected to grow from $210 million in 2016 to over $2.3 billion by 2021 and more organisations are looking for consultants to understand the applicability and i ......read more

 “Gulf Investment Corporation” participates in the capital increase of “Sudair Pharmaceuticals Company” Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Gulf Investment Corporation which is based in Kuwait announced that it has successfully completed acquisition of a significant minority stake in “Sudair Pharmaceuticals Company” - the owner and the developer of Sudair Specialized Pharmaceuticals Complex. The plan of the company is to set-up a specialized pharmaceuticals complex in a phased manner focusing on high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment in Phase 1 of the complex. The plant is the first of its kind in the Middle East which will serve the region with ......read more

Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The UAE has won the Silver Level in the EMS Performance Awards which recognize excellence in EMS among postal operators globally, thus becoming the first Arab country to win the award since the launch of the Awards in 2001, adding one more accolade to the UAE's list of international achievements. The award was received by Acting CEO of the Emirates Post Group, Abdullah Mohammed Alashram, at Universal Postal Union (UPU) headquarters in Berne, Switzerland. On this occasion, Chairman of Emirates Post Group, H.E. Mohammed Sultan Al-Qadi, congratulated HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Bourjois wants you to feel beautiful outside…and inside!  For the launch of the new Healthy Mix Foundation, Bourjois is collaborating with Kcal the UAE’s leader in Creative-Healthy cuisine to create for the first time a limited edition Bourjois Healthy Mix Juice! The new anti-fatigue formula of Healthy Mix foundation contains a combination of Vitamins C, E and B5, helping your complexion look healthy and radiant! Kcal’s unique recipe for The Bourjois Healthy Mix fresh pink juice is based on the same vitamins as the foundation for you to be & feel healthy inside and out! Savour each benefit of the vitamins! Vitamin E: ......read more

First-of-its-kind remittance service from UAE to Sri Lanka Sri Lankan customers can directly send foreign remittances to their beneficiary’s mobile Dubai, 29 March 2017:  UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has partnered with eZ Cash, Sri Lanka’s largest and pioneering mobile payment network managed by Dialog Axiata PLC, for instant mobile wallet credit. With this service, Sri Lankan expatriates residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can now transfer funds instantly to their beneficiary’s mobile wallet in Sri Lanka. This is a first-of-its-kind remittance service from the UAE to Sri Lanka. A formal ......read more

Campaign aims to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s position as region’s go-to events capital Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 March, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) announced the launch of an international promotional campaign for its defence exhibitions, which include the upcoming Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2018) and the Simulation and Training Exhibition and Conference (SimTEX 2018), to be held in February, 2018, as well as the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2019) and Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX 2019). As part of the aggressive drive, ADNEC participated in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace ......read more

Well-established German retailer transforms into omnichannel organisation Karstadt offers its excellent locations, expertise and reputation Initial talks at World Retail Congress 2017 in Dubai Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Karstadt, a German department store organization, is successfully promoting its transfor-mation into an omnichannel retail platform in Central Europe. After a remarkable turnaround in 2015/2016, the well-established traditional retailer is now opening its retail space to the international market. Foreign offline players as well as pure online-players have the opportunity to profit from Karstadt's expertise and to enter the European market place. Initial ......read more

Buti Saeed Al Ghandi opens four-day consumer electronic shopping event Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Mr Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Board, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, officially inaugurated GITEX Shopper Spring Edition 2017 today, as the highly anticipated four-day shopping spectacular returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with a host of unbeatable savings and jaw-dropping prizes.   Drawing an impressive line-up of retailers and brands from around the world, the retail extravaganza will again be a magnet for shoppers, technology enthusiasts and students alike who will take advantage of the 35,000 products, bundle offers and competitions, all ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Last year INFINITI unveiled the completely redesigned QX60 to the Middle East region. For 2017, the model features additional enhancements that are aimed at empowering the driver with a more premium experience. The first in a host of upgrades is on the QX60’s powerplant. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive vehicle featuring the powerful yet efficient 3.5 litre V6 gasoline engine now delivers 295hp (+30hp) at 6,400 rpm with a torque output of 350NM (+24) at 4,800rpm.  Never compromising on convenience with the driver always in mind, the 2017 INFINITI QX60 also comes equipped with the Motion Activated Liftgate. This unique technology allows uses t ......read more

Abbas Beydoun’s “Khareef al Bara’a” wins Literature Award Dr Ali Bin Tamim: “Winning titles address current pressing issues.” Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the names of the winners of its eleventh session (2016 - 2017) in the categories of ‘Literature’, ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’, ‘Children’s Literature’,  ‘Translation’, ‘Literary and Art Criticism’, ‘Arabic Culture in Other Languages’, and ‘Publishing and Technology’. The announcement came after extensive discussions by the Award&rsquo ......read more

Leading UAE business support services provider confirms over 310 new contracts worth AED850 million; new business successes supported by 95% retention rate of existing contracts  Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  The Transguard Group, the multifaceted business support services company, has announced more than 310 new contract wins’ worth over AED850 million annually. The new business comes just over a year into the tenure of new Managing Director, Greg Ward and subsequently a further four key senior management appointments. Transguard has secured major new contract wins across all business functions and include several notable manpower services contracts, which include, a th ......read more

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) concludes Chinese Education Roadshow, promoting Dubai as a leading international destination for Chinese students Degrees earned by Chinese students in Dubai are verified and recognised by CSCSE and the Ministry of Education in China Dubai, 29 March 2017:  As part of its continued efforts to promote Dubai as a leading global destination for higher education, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), Dubai’s key education hub, concluded a four day visit to Beijing and Xi’an to participate in the Chinese International Education Exhibition Tour (CIEET).  This marks DIAC’s fourth year of participation in CIEET, one ......read more

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority partnership sees hundreds of scientists, farmers, innovators, investors in UAE for agricultural discussions Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017:  The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle East. Thousands of farm owners, government officials, international and regional agricultural scientists, innovators and investors attended the event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (20-21 March) to explore more than 300 solutions showcased by exhibitors and attend high level confere ......read more

Organized by the American University in Dubai in its Second Regional Year Dubai, March 29, 2017:  The Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD) in partnership with AUD’s ASCE Student Chapter held the 9th Annual Wooden Bridge Competition, which saw Sultan Qaboos University’s team take home the first and second place prizes for their outstanding work on building the most Load Efficient Bridges, as well as winning the Target Load Capacity Award.  For the second year in a row, the competition was expanded to include universities from across the Region and GCC who competed in the event to encourage interactio ......read more

Dubai, 29th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region's leading multicultural festival park, offers its guests fantastic cultural experiences ranging from tasty food, extravagant shops and unique entertainment. The UAE's No.1 outdoor entertainment hot-spot's 21st season is coming to an end on the 8th of April, 2017 and this is the perfect time to experience it for yourself. With only few days to go, here's a list of the top 15 experiences that you and the family can't miss at Global Village before the season end. Pavilion Wonders: Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) Museum at KSA Pavilion The KSA pavilion at Global Village is home to a unique museum dedicated to the lif ......read more

Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Dr. Franics Xavier who pioneered the memory movement is all set to make his debut in the UAE. Addressing the press Dr. Xavier said that his debut seminar in the region, ‘Ignite the spark of genius in your child’ will be held on Friday, 31st March at Grand Excelsior, Dubai. This will be followed by seminars in Sharjah on 1st April. Dubai and Sharjah will see him conducting two seminar sessions on each day.“ Dr. Xavier is a noted teacher on memory improvement and is regarded as the Father of the popular Memory Filing System Technique. His seminars help participants to develop extraordinary memory.  “A good memory gives immense confid ......read more

March 29, 2017 – DuPont Protection Solutions today announced that it is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of DuPont™ Nomex®, an inherently heat- and flame-resistant fiber used to help provide protection to millions of people and critical processes worldwide.  Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to not only mark this major milestone, but to focus on the future.  A new brand platform, Nomex® Never Quit™, was developed to coincide with the 50th anniversary.  Never Quit™ exemplifies the spirit of the heroes and innovators around the world who rely on the unparalleled protection ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  This season a Japanese garden, a lotus flower or a group of indomitable branches inspire the creation of the Limited Edition Made in Italy Collection. The sophistication of the oriental world is represented by an exuberant floral invasion that envelops the Dutti woman in a halo of elegance and sophistication. An exaltation of spring in every way. THE COLLECTION Each detail of the pieces of the collection is elaborated by master craftsmen in northern Italy, hence its name Made in Italy. A collection of footwear represented by two heeled sandals and a new concept of ballerina. The purity of the black tanning is highlighted by the sophistication of the e ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.   While NAQEL focuses its services on providing logistics and supply chain solutions to its customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC markets, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate res ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Amazon (AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working with Amazon to bring even more products and offerings to customers worldwide. “Amazon’s entry into the region reflects the visionary foresight of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who launched Dubai Internet City in 1999 and adopted the e-commerce and online business legislation of 2002," said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince ......read more

The forum will serve as a strategic platform for convergence of investment opportunities between varied countries Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2017:  According to the 2016 Global Investment Report published by UNCTAD, the United Arab Emirates is the 9th largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) recipient in Asia. Its main investors are the UK, Japan and Hong Kong. The UAE government plays a strategic role in attracting foreign investments and driving innovation. In wake of the progress, The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) which will take place in Dubai from 2nd- 4th April 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will successfully present a strategic platform to discuss ......read more

The annual international programme is organised each year to send students and faculty to different countries around the world  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 March, 2017:  Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, is sending two delegations abroad as part of an educational and cultural exchange. The project aligns with the Academy’s strategy of strengthening ties with partner organisations in Europe and Asia. During the two week-long trips, over 65 students and faculty will visit a selection of high-profile international, government and educational institutions. In additi ......read more

The region’s fastest growing tourism destination registered 71 per cent growth in Saudi visitor numbers year-to-date  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 29 March 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of a new representation office in the country’s capital, Riyadh. Marking its sixth international representation office, the Riyadh opening will support the tourism body’s promotional activities and trade partnerships to penetrate the Kingdom’s high potential outboun ......read more

Businesses advised to digitalise value chain processes or potentially risk the loss of market share in the digital era at Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit  Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Jan Mrosik, CEO Digital Factory Division at Siemens, said that the role of digitalisation will not only completely remould the global industrial sector but also drive positive transformational changes in the social, economic and environmental landscape. Mrosik made the case today during a keynote address the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, being held in Abu Dhabi. Mrosik highlighted industries that have fundamentally reshaped their business ......read more

A Passion Treasured for All Eternity Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  A breath-taking array of diamonds and gemstones takes place in a stunningly unique masterpiece – the Mouawad Flower of Eternity Jewellery Coffer. Designed with Mouawad’s signature 3-heart flower, this marvellous creation is an inspirational reference of beauty and masterful design – and an everlasting home for precious jewels. The coffer was inspired by Mouawad’s signature Flower of Eternity™ motif, which consists of three heart-shaped petals symbolizing the past, present, and future in an emblem of eternal love. Crafted using 18-karat gold and 925 silver, the Flower of Eternity Jewelle ......read more

March 28, 2017: Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF), a part of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, has successfully organized a visit of the latest batch of participants of the Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP) to Masdar Clean Energy, a commercially driven renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi. The visit sought to help future leaders understand the goals and objectives of the UAE’s ‘Clean Energy Strategy 2050’ launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The SLP delegates were welcomed by Engr. Saleh Al Zubidi, Senior Officer for Marketing & Corporate Communicati ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 28 March, 2017:  Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) will be attending the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum as a function sponsor. Taking place on 27 to 29 March at the Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah, the annual event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah & Member of the UAE Supreme Council.  Through the leadership of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, the Chairman of the Fujcon Steering Committee and EMAC board of trustee member, the conference brings together maritime stakeholders from all corners of the bunker trade. Considered the Middle East’s most important b ......read more

Awarded Project Applies ‘Wonder Material’ Graphene to Desalination and Water-Treatment Systems for Greater Efficiency Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 March, 2017:  Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and The University of Manchester (UoM) have announced that a joint project using graphene to improve water desalination techniques has been selected for US$500,000 (AED 1.8 million) funding from the United Kingdom (UK). The funding is part of a project led by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in partnership with the British Council, which aims to str ......read more

Leading FM company signs business partnership with Abu Dhabi businesswoman HE Badria Almulla; UAE FM sector poised for 9% annual growth over the next five years - security services expected to register fastest rate of growth Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  Leading UAE-based total facilities management company, Farnek has now entered the Abu Dhabi security market and can now provide full protection services across the entire range of real estate assets, such as commercial and residential buildings, shopping malls, hotels and industrial premises. The move follows the formal signing of a business partnership agreement with HE Badria Almulla, Chairperson of the Abu-Dhabi-based Internatio ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28 March, 2017:  Responding to the rising demand from both foreign direct and existing investors wanting to establish and grow their manufacturing and industrial business in UAE free zones, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in the UAE as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, revealed their expansion plans for the largest Free Trade Zone in the region at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2017 (GMIS). Taking part as Industry Partner, the announcement was made by senior AD Ports and KIZAD officials at a press conference at GMIS.  Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ), a 100 sq km fre ......read more

Top Talents include U14 age group for the first time Top Talent from each category will play competitive games against LaLiga’s finest youth teams in Spain with a potential to be scouted by top LaLiga clubs Dubai, UAE – 28 March 2017:  Following an all-day trial conducted this weekend, the UAE’s top talents for the 2016/2017 were selected this weekend, earn a coveted place at the highly acclaimed du LaLiga HPC starting in April 2017. The country’s finest 115 footballers showcased their best football skills for the opportunity to be selected by LaLiga scouts and earn the chance to pursue their dreams for a pro-football career.  In the final s ......read more

The region witnesses state-of-the-art innovations in the entertainment and amusement industry at the DEAL show Dubai, UAE, March 28th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) announces that 2017 would be a huge turnaround year in the amusement and entertainment sector as the 23rd edition of DEAL show (Dubai Entertainment, Amusement, and Leisure) unveiled the latest innovations from across the globe. Currently being held at Hall 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the three-day event kicked off yesterday and exhibitors witnessed a large number of local and regional trade visitors on the very first day of the show. The organisers are of the opinion that Dubai with its plentiful o ......read more

Brand to send lucky winners on star-studded cruise with brand ambassador Superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen Dubai - March 28, 2017:  Continental Food Establishment, the sole franchisee of the famous coffee and baked goods brands, Dunkin’ Donuts, in Kuwait, announced Platinum Sponsorship for the ‘Stars on Board’ Cruise that departs from Barcelona on August 27th and returns its stars and guests to land on September 1st, 2017.  As the Arab world’s top celebrities prepare to set sail on the 6th ‘Stars on Board’ Cruise on a five-star cruise ship, Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled its platinum sponsorship along with the world-renowned brand, Emirates Airlin ......read more

The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) hosted a value added tax (VAT) briefing session for advisors on 21 March 2017. The session aimed to send a clear message to the market, which is that VAT is coming and businesses must begin to prepare immediately. The following new information was confirmed: The UAE (and some unnamed other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States) is still on track to implement VAT from 1 January 2018, and it expects to release its domestic VAT Law before the end of the first half of 2017, with detailed Executive Regulations to follow shortly after. Under the GCC VAT Framework Agreement Member States who do not commence on 1 January 2018 will have up to one year ......read more

March 28, 2017: Thames Water is the largest water and wastewater service provider in the UK with in excess of 15 million customers. In partnership with the eight2o alliance, Thames Water initiated a project to manage all of its asset information created in the current AMP6 cycle, the UK government’s process of tendering asset management contracts to private firms to maintain the country’s water infrastructure. The primary goal of the project is to enhance Thames Water’s processes involving its asset data, and to improve water efficiency and effluent quality. As a result of efficiencies gained, Thames Water hopes to reduce the TOTEX (total expenditure) of the project by 20 p ......read more

35,000 products, top ticket prizes, unbeatable offers at region’s biggest four-day retail tech bonanza Dubai electronics market forecast to exceed USD$3 billion by 2020; portable consumer electronics expected to continue its lead with 2020 sales forecast of USD$1.27 billion   Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  The region’s largest and most anticipated consumer electronics show, GITEX Shopper Spring Edition 2017 returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) tomorrow (Wednesday 29 March), offering savvy shoppers exclusive offers and unbeatable deals on the latest gadgets and devices. With more than 35,000 products on show, a host of bundles offers and incredible competiti ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  Bukhatir Education Advancement & Management (Beam) celebrated the exceptional educators of Creative Science Schools at Nujoom-Night of Stars, a private, awe-inspiring event hosted in Dubai. Teacher Oluwatoyin Afiz was awarded the prestigious “Educator of the Year” award at the event for being a true enabler of knowledge through his passionate, inspiring, and often unconventional teaching style that goes beyond classroom. In its inaugural year, the Nujoom Awards celebrated the Night of Stars as an ode to over 1,100 dedicated educators and staff that make Creative Science Schools among the leading international UK and US curriculum K-12 p ......read more

UAE, March 28, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has warned the public against a circulating video making false claims concerning the supposed ability of vitamin B17 to cure cancer. These claims lack scientific basis and are not supported by facts issued by global health authorities or even cancer research organizations. H.E. reiterated that spreading misleading information has serious consequences, especially as it relates to a serious disease that causes the death of millions of people worldwide. H.E. restated the importance of verifying any health related information with the concerned ......read more

Over 116 years of British craftsmanship, heritage and expertise now available in Vispring’s first UAE Showroom United Arab Emirates, 28th March 2017:  Intercoil International, the leading manufacturer, retailer and distributor of premium beds, bedding and bedroom furniture in the Middle East has announced the regional launch of award-winning British brand Vispring, the go-to bed manufacturer for royalty, celebrities, politicians, business leaders and sports personalities throughout the world. Renowned for hand crafting bespoke beds since it pioneered the world’s first pocket sprung mattress in 1901, Vispring combines the finest natural materials with the skilled c ......read more

UAE, March 28, 2017 – Falconcity of Wonders LLC, the developer of the Falconcity of Wonders (FCW) multipurpose mega project arising in Dubai, has recently concluded its highly successful participation in the Dubai Property Show China in Shanghai. Falconcity of Wonders entertained a high volume of inquiries on its iconic ‘The World in A City’-themed commercial, residential and entertainment complex.  China invested AED 1.74 billion in Dubai’s real estate market in 2016 to rank among the emirate’s Top 10 foreign property investors. Falconcity of Wonders joined this year’s Dubai Property Show China as a Platinum Sponsor to help sustain China’s i ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  CITIZEN is proud to present three new models from the Eco-Drive One Collection to be launched later this year. In 2016, to commemorate the 40-year history of our light-powered technology “Eco-Drive,” CITIZEN released the flagship model “Eco-Drive One” with just an incredibly slim 1 mm thick movement and 2.98mm thick case. This beautifully refined thinness expressed the essential qualities of a wristwatch and proved CITIZEN as the pioneer oflight-powered watch and a true manufacture d'horlogerie. In the new models with leather bands to be launched in 2017, we use cermet for the bezel to realize the contradictory characters of ......read more

About BurJuman  Launched in 1992 by the Al Ghurair Group, BurJuman was one of Dubai’s first major shopping malls, setting a new standard for the city’s retail scene. Centrally located in Bur Dubai at the heart of the city’s business and heritage districts, BurJuman offers direct links via both Dubai Metro Lines at interchange BurJuman Station and has easy access to major highways such as Sheikh Zayed Road, ensuring quick and easy connectivity to the rest of the city and beyond. BurJuman thus has a well-established status as a true destination mall hosting a great variety of Dubai’s leading retailers supported by a state of art cinema and a Family Entertainmen ......read more

Sharjah, UAE, March 28, 2017:   Skyline University College Services Committee headed by SUC Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam has successfully conducted the UN World Water Day Celebration in cooperation with SHUROOQ and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) on March 22, 2017 at Al Majaz Waterfront Park, Sharjah UAE. The Chief Guest of the event was HE Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of SEWA.  The highlights of the event were the awareness walk in the park and painting competition for children ages 4-7, 8-18, and 13 and up. SEWA Chairman, Dr. Rashid Al Leem also addressed a keynote speech and reminded the children about the importance of water. Dr. Rashid emphasi ......read more

** Colour & Hydration in one light-weight slick ** Dubai, March 28, 2017:  A beautiful offering from Australian cult Lipstick brand Lipstick Queen, Saint and Sinner Lip Tints (AED 135) are a divine range of tints that melt onto the lips and dry to a naturally gorgeous stain while offering hours of comfortable hydration.  The formula can be worn alone or paired beautifully with your favorite Lipstick Queen Saint or Sinner lipstick, acting as a primer to smooth, hydrate and extend the wear of your lip colour. Lips are nurtured by the innovative silky-soft texture which is infused with Lip Repair Lipid, Black Soybean Extract and Omega-3-rich Algomega. The result is an irresi ......read more

Awards will recognise Dubai’s most eco-friendly hotels and reflects the city’s goal to become one of the world’s leading sustainable tourism destinations Dubai, UAE – 28 March 2017:  Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) today announced the launch of Sustainability Awards that are part of the Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative. The awards have been inaugurated as part of Dubai Tourism’s commitment to supporting The United Nation’s announcement of 2017 being the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development’, and aim to recognise hotels and individuals who are driving environmenta ......read more

**Revolutionary New Products from Celebrity Favourite Rodial **    Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  The high-performance Bee Venom range from celebrity favourite skincare brand Rodial has done it again with two revolutionary new launches, bringing you the best in next generation skin care. Featuring a unique blend of Bee Venom, Stem Cells and award-winning peptide technology, the Bee Venom range is suited to anyone looking for advanced skincare, produced with leading technologies.  range targeting the multiple signs of advanced aging. Bee Venom Micro Sting Patches (AED 595 for a pack of 4 sachets containing 2 patches in each) Instantly reduce the appearance of fine and ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional body representing 49 member banks operating in the UAE, held its Ordinary Annual General Assembly Meeting at Commercial Bank of Dubai Head Offices. The meeting, chaired by H.E. AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of UAE Banks Federation, was attended by UBF Board members and representatives of member banks. During the meeting, members reviewed key UBF activities and achievements in 2016 and identified priority issues for 2017, while commending the ongoing coordination and consultation with the Central Bank of the UAE and other stakeholders. The meeting also discussed and approved the Financial Statements and Audit ......read more

UAE, March 28, 2017- DuPont (NYSE: DD) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional regulatory clearance in Europe of the companies’ proposed merger of equals. This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction, with the intention to subsequently spin into three independent publicly traded companies. The transaction is expected to create significant cost synergies of approximately $3 billion with the potential for $1 billion in growth synergies. Longer term, the intended three-way split is expected to unlock even greater value for shareholders and customers and more opportunity for emp ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 28th March, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2017. “We closed the year with an exceptional performance.  The fourth quarter marked our 60th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and we crossed the $2 billion milestone in subscription revenue and total deferred revenue for the fiscal year,” stated Jim Whitehurst.  “As customers embrace digital transformation, they are turning to Red Hat as a strategic partner to deliver solutions that can help them realize the benefits of these initiativ ......read more

Course to focus on corporate governance and effective board leadership for private sector C-suite executives Prominent subject expert, CJBS’s Dr Simon Learmount to lead intensive two-day sessions in Dubai, Riyadh  Dr Learmount: Governance critical to business performance, wealth generation and talent retention  Dubai-UAE: 28 March, 2017:  The Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf business-led non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region, will launch a prestigious executive education programme in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School. The programme has been ......read more

Traditionnelle world time Simultaneous readings of 37 time zones An enamelled miniature world map Easy adjustment of all functions via the crown 10‐piece platinum limited edition Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  An eloquent expression of Geneva’s most demanding Fine Watchmaking traditions, the Traditionnelle collection welcomes an exclusive version of the famous Vacheron Constantin world time model presented in 2011. Simultaneously displaying 37 of the world’s time zones, this travel watch with a three‐part dial is adorned with a hand‐enamelled gold world map. Depicted in subtly graded shades of blue, the seas and continents composed a miniatur ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 28, 2017:  The Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boursa Kuwait in efforts to raise awareness of the Investor Relations (IR) function across the region through collaboration initiatives at local levels. Alex MacDonald-Vitale, MEIRA Chairman, joined Mr. Khaled AlKhaled, Boursa Kuwait Vice Chairman and CEO, on the panel table at Boursa Kuwait headquarters on Thursday 23 March to mark the start of this agreement.  MEIRA is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote IR best practice throughout the Middle East. Through this partnership, Boursa Kuwait will be playing a leadin ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 March 2017:  ZonesCorp demonstrated its on-going commitment to internationally recognised best practice and excellence, by successfully acquiring 5 ISO certifications for its operations. This follows the development, documentation & implementation of a comprehensive, integrated management system for quality, and environmental management systems (MS) according to the latest versions of 2015, and occupational health & safety MS OHSAS 18001:2007, and the integration of the three systems as per the international standard Pas 99, beside the ISO 27001:2013 for information security MS,  the MS were internally developed and documented & implemented by ......read more

Jumbo anticipates continued momentum in consumer electronics sector during GITEX  Shopper 2017 Smartphones and Laptops to be leading segments; expected to witness increased demand   iPhone 7 & 7Plus Special Edition ‘RED’ colour phone to be available in GITEX Shopper 2017  Dubai, UAE – 27th March 2017:  Jumbo Electronics, the leading OmniChannel electronics retailer in the UAE, forecasts growing demand for consumer electronics with smartphones and laptops expected to be the biggest selling category at Gitex Shopper Spring 2017.  The exhibition will take place from March 29th to April 1st at Dubai World Trade Centre, and Jumbo Electron ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 27 March, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties (ADCP), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has recently been awarded with the OHSAS 18001:2007 Certificate by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Ltd., a leading international certification body. The receipt of the certification is a testament of the sincerity of ADCP's commitment to health and safety. “Our employees are the greatest asset and their well-being is our top priority”, stated Mr. Mohamed Binbrek the General Manager of ADCP “having a comprehensive health and safety framework in place across our branch network helps ADCP avoid incidents and improve our efficiency&rdq ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017: Marc Jacobs is pleased to announce the opening of a pop-up space in Dubai, in collaboration with The Magazine Shop, from March 13th until May 7th 2017. Marc Jacobs x The Magazine Shop” launched on March 13th as part of DIFC Art Nights. Press and customers gathered over cocktails to discover the new pop-up with an exclusive selection of art, lifestyle, design and fashion books all curated by Marc Jacobs as part of Artspace extensive book collection.  A Variety of Marc Jacobs accessories handpicked from the SS17 collection will also be available. These will include the brand’s iconic leather goods, backpacks and tech accessories. The pop-up ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 27 March 2017:  Mashreq, one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions has announced a one month campaign running until 31st March promoting spends on its suite of Mashreq Mastercard Credit Cards. The UEFA campaign with Mastercard, in association with Mashreq, will see cardholders entered into a draw to attend the UEFA Champions League Semi-finals and Finals when spending AED 5,000 or more using their Mashreq Mastercard Credit Card. Mashreq has long connected customers in the UAE with their passion for football. Now, as part of this campaign, four lucky Mastercard cardholders will get the chance to attend the UEFA Champions League; three winners will be given ......read more

Renewable resources lead the way in smart approach to sustainable development Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017: In today’s era, smart energy solutions are a prerequisite for the socio-economic development of the country. The smart energy solutions not only provide access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy solutions, but also drive the country towards its sustainable development goals. In wake of the above, the inaugural edition of ‘Future Cities Show’ in Dubai, UAE, which runs from April 2nd -4th, will shed light on smart energy solutions. Future Cities Show 2017 is a global platform for companies and organisations engaged in developing an advanced infra ......read more

The highest record since 10 years 380 companies from the Middle East operate in France  United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2017:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy just released 2016 Annual Report of Foreign Investment in France, enlightening the results of foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy. In 2016, 1 117 investment decisions created or maintained 30 108 jobs (962 decisions and 33 682 jobs in 2015). With an average of 21 decisions made every week, 2016 saw a 16% increase which sets a record since 10 years. From the Middle East, eleven new investment pro ......read more

Dubai, March 27, 2017:  Affirming its commitment to supporting climate change action and raising awareness about energy conservation, Doha Bank switched off the lights in its corporate headquarters and select branches across Qatar Saturday evening as part of its participation in the 11th annual Earth Hour. A people’s movement organized annually by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change. To mark the event, every year people around the world turn off all non-essential lights for one hour from 8.30pm-9:30 pm local time. Commenting on the need for decisive action on climate change, Dr. ......read more

The  bank holds nearly 40% stake in the newly rebranded entity Launch marks DIB’s first entry into Asia-Pacific 95% of Indonesian population is Muslim - acquisition eyes strong growth potential Dubai, UAE, 27 March 2017:  Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, has celebrated the launch of Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in Indonesia, in the presence of DIB Group CEO Dr. Adnan Chilwan, key local officials including Mr. Muliaman D. Hadad, Chief Commissioner OJK, Dr. KH Ma’ruf Amin, Chief of the Indonesia Ulama Council, Mr. Hamlim Alamsyah, Chief Commissioner of Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation and senior management from both organizatio ......read more

Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) takes first place ahead of UAE Team Emirates’ rider Modolo Monday, 27 March 2017, United Arab Emirates:  UCI World Tour team UAE Team Emirates’, finished in top 10 at the Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, 26th March which was won by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). After finishing 26th earlier in the week at E3 Harelbeke, Modolo reflected on his performance at Gent-Wevelgem: “I was aware my legs felt good this week however because of the flat tyre in the Dwars Door Vlaanderen and I couldn’t get into the top group of riders in the E3 Harelbeke I couldn’t make the most of them. At the Gent-Wevelgem everything went well, I was p ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017:  Palette, Europe’s number one hair colouration brand develops a new intensive colour cream with Ultimate Keratin. The new formula strengthens the hair and deeply infuses high intensity colouration into each hair strand. Giving you long-lasting colour and healthy hair.  Keratin accounts for 90% of healthy hair, your natural keratin can become damaged due to diet, stress, lifestyle and the environment. Palette’s Ultimate Keratin has been added to the formula, which infuses the hair and deeply cares during colouration, making it strong, smooth and shiny.  Superior technology allows intense pigments to strongly penetrate the hair, maxi ......read more

Major event will celebrate the world of online video by bringing together fans, creators, and industry professionals, and launch a year-round program to nurture local talent  Dubai-UAE: 27 March, 2017:  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video. The two-day event will be held from 8 to 9 December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will also kick off a year-round series of programs to promote local content, showcase emerging technologies, and facilitate skills development for Dubai's growing digital media talent pool. With the wo ......read more

Event is Organized by UAE Ministry of Economy, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Dubai, UAE: 27 March, 2017:  Dubai Industrial Park, the dedicated industrial hub within Dubai Wholesale City and member of TECOM Group, is marking its participation in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit(GMIS), during which senior representatives will shed light on the fundamental challenges in the region’s manufacturing sector. Running from March 27-30 at Abu Dhabi’s Paris Sorbonne University, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization ( ......read more

NRL receives globally recognized ISO 15189 accreditation for quality excellence for four more laboratories in their network.  The latest accreditations support the continued growth of NRL’s delivery of medical laboratory excellence, to ultimately improve patient outcomes across Abu Dhabi and the region. Abu Dhabi, 27 March 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, today announced receiving the ISO 15189 accreditation for their laboratory at ICAD and three managed laboratories at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and Healthpoint in Abu Dhabi, inspected earlier in 2016.&nbs ......read more

Retail event to step up shopping excitement from 30 March - 1 April at Dubai World Trade Centre Over 80 % off on designer products from more than 100 international fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands Chance to win two daily prizes of AED 5,000 in cash and a Jeep Wrangler Sport on last day Dubai, UAE, 27 March 2017:  The Big Clearance Sale is back, and the organisers, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), have announced that more than 100 top brands will be participating at this much-awaited retail event from 30 March to 1 April. Incredible offers await shoppers at the three-day ......read more

Students across the United Arab Emirates are turning to one of the UK’s leading educational institutions for career boosting qualifications. The London School of Marketing (LSM) has had a presence in the nation for over a decade, and in recent years has seen an increase in the number of students taking up their blended learning courses. Since it’s launch in 2002, over 28,000 students have graduated from the school, 8,000 of those from the Middle East. The school gives them the opportunity to achieve well-recognised qualifications from a UK accredited university without having to leave their home country. LSM works in partnership with the University of Northampton and ......read more

Dubai Carbon has become the local issuer of International Renewable Energy Certificate Standard (I-REC Standard) allowing end-users validate renewable energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Carbon has signed an agreement with I-REC Standard, the international organisation that facilitates robust attribute tracking systems for the reliable procurement of renewable electricity, thus becoming the exclusive local issuer of RECs in the UAE, it was announced today. Dubai Carbon in association with the Netherlands-based non-profit firm will now provide a standard for energy attribute tracking systems that can be easily implemented and used by end-users in the UAE. This will als ......read more

Gursha, an Ethiopian restaurant, brings to the UAE authentic Ethiopian flavors and culinary tradition Focusing on the traditional way of eating, Gursha means to feed someone morsels of food with one’s own hands and sharing a communal experience of eating meals together Its Ye Getoch Gursha platter (translates to The King’s Feast) is meant to be shared for two and provides an opportunity for a full dive into Ethiopian cuisine. Brimming with a wide spectrum of both Vegetarian and meat dishes ranging from chickpea gravy to beef tartar and served on Injera (a sourdough flat Ethiopian bread similar to a crêpe made from a gluten free grain called Teff), it is the best way to tak ......read more

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