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64 brands receive Superbrands recognition at Gala Event Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that ‘NMC Healthcare’ has won the coveted 'Brand of the Year' award at the 13th annual Superbrands tribute event, which was held at the Intercontinental... Read more
How Butch can you get?“Dad, I want to join my friends at golf class!”It’s not the usual request you hear from a child of 10 in this day and age. Most of time you’d expect the majority of them to be fixated on some digital screen or another engaging in whatever fantastical concoctions the wizards of the Cyber-world had... Read more
Lose yourself as a new love story unfolds with a foot-tapping tale of romance for Autumn/Winter 2017.Inspired by the musicals of the West End our two could-be lovers meet against the backdrop of London’s warm autumnal sunlight, letting their feet do the talking. As they lead one another in spontaneous dance through cobbled city streets... Read more
Outlines plans to increase market penetration across Middle East as a vital part of the regional growth strategy  Increase focus on product enhancement by introducing ‘local fit’ line up Panasonic to launch a new marketing campaign ‘Makers of Quality. Mastered in Japan.’ to reinvigorate itself as a leading Japanese... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank concerning banking solutions for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD... Read more
Airbus to equip A350 XWB pylon with bracket Dubai UAE, 16 September 2017 - Airbus completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB. The bracket, built using additive-layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies (also known as 3D-printing), is part of the aircraft pylon... Read more
World Arthritis Day 2017 provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosisDubai, UAE – 16th September 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) today reaffirmed its support to people living with arthritis, as World Arthritis Day is fast approaching and will be recognized globally on October 12th... Read more
Ten Globetrotter exhibitions are being held simultaneously in ten different cities for the first time as a close collaboration between TAG Heuer and its collectors. The brand new Avant-Garde concept, will showcase the brand's heritage and a total of 400 timepieces.Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2017 – The TAG Heuer Globetrotte... Read more
Confident Group is proud to say our Founder & Chairman Dr Roy CJ has been Appointed as the “Honorary Consul” for Slovak Republic which is a European Union State. As the “Honorary Consul” he would be heading the Honorary Consulate of Slovak Republic which is situated in Bangalore with Jurisdiction of Karnataka... Read more
Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2017:  Roger Dubuis is set to light up L.A. skies this summer with the opening of a new pop-up Boutique located on Brighton Way, a few steps from world-renowned Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, epicentre of fashion, design, art and culture in Southern California. The boutique will be the brand’s second on US soil... Read more
Danube properties wins two coveted awards at Forbes Middle East Award ceremony and Gulf Business Award ceremony simultaneously16th September, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  It’s yet another outstanding achievement by Danube Properties, the leading Property Developer in the region delivering affordable and sustainable development with high standards... Read more
Accolade follows implementation of Zajel system to government correspondenceSharjah,16 September 2017:  Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) is celebrating winning a major government award for the quality of its services. The department - which works to enhance connectivity in Sharjah and to create preparations for a transition to a digital... Read more
The new case for the Reflect Tourbillon is the latest creation of deLaCour watches. An incredible balance between avant-gardism and tradition, combining a strong character and a timeless design.The concept of this new shape is based on the design principles and know-how of the iconic elliptical-shape of this case created by deLaCour. It preserves... Read more
ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy ProgramAbu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates... Read more
 

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Part of the Dubai Programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 September 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that applications are now closed for its ‘Best Script Award’, which was launched earlier in August as part of the Dubai programme for Youth Theatre 2017-2018. The Authority received a total of 29 scripts within just a month under the competition’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ theme.   Fatma Al Jallaf, Manager of Theatre Section at Dubai Culture, commented: “The aim of this award is to encourage peop ......read more

New access points, edge switches and enhanced network management provide high-speed WiFi and better service in business areas with high density of mobile users and  IoT devices    At a glance: New Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar access points with latest 802.11ac wave 2 technology provide simplicity, performance, analytics and IoT readiness with an excellent user centric experience New Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® stackable LAN switch family with Multigigabit and technology provides increased bandwidth for new generation APs, while and high-power PoE supports the most demanding IoT devices  Newest release of Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 2500 NMS ......read more

My Cloud Home Storage device launched to help consumers save all digital content in one place and easily share and access it from a Smartphone App SanDisk iXpand Base unveiled to help iPhone users back up their data effortlessly   24th September 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  WESTERN Digital Corporation is showcasing their market leading range of storage technology at the 37th edition of GITEX 2017. From 23-30 September, visitors will have access to state-of-the-art storage devices from Western Digital at exciting deals. Today, Western Digital also announced the launch of the WD My Cloud Home Storage device which plugs directly into Wi-Fi router at home helping users save all digital co ......read more

It’s time to make technological precision accessible    Innovation Tissot has years of experience in producing high-precision and utra-reliable mechanical watches, which has earned it many prizes in the international chronometry competition. Time doesn’t change but the accuracy of its calculation gets greater with new technologies. We have gone from using hourglasses to heating the sand and producing silicon balance springs for the beating heart of the watch. The silicon properties make it more resistant and consistent, allowing for a greater precision and guaranteeing longevity, in this case introduced to an already impressive Powermatic 80 movement, which off ......read more

Leading fast-fashion retailer Splash has unveiled its Online Exclusives collection featuring over 200 styles or both men & women.  The collection can be shopped exclusively on www.splashfashions.com across UAE & KSA and can be seen in select stores but only from a touch & feel perspective. With new products added every 60 days, Online Exclusives will be a constant feature from the brand on its Ecommerce platform. ...read more

Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017:  Shimmering with 25 diamonds, Corum’s new jewellery watch measures up to its graceful name by revealing a mother-of-pearl heart housed in a 38 mm diameter case. Available in white gold or pink gold, the Sublissima is simply made for women with an elegant and delicate vision of modernity.   With a mother-of-pearl dial sourced from the ocean depths ringed with a corolla of 25 diamonds, this elegant crystalline watch sparks intrigue with its elusive sensuality.   Its precious case is paired with a black alligator-skin strap with a gold pin buckle, which gives character to the timepiece’s combination of sensitivity and sensua ......read more

Dubai, UAE – September 24, 2017 – Cisco today unveiled Cisco Intersight,™ a management and automation platform for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) and Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems, marking the start of a multi-year strategic program to provide customers with clear IT advantages that support their competitive business goals. Cisco Intersight simplifies data center operations by delivering systems management as-a-service, alleviating the need to maintain islands of on-premise management infrastructure. Complete system lifecycle management is delivered by Cisco Intersight through machine learning, analytics and automation.  Today, most IT organ ......read more

Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai bring happiness in the lives of a young Filipino couple suffering from infertility for six years An increasing number of young couples facing infertility  Almost 30 to 40 percent of infertility cases are unexplained, showing no obvious signs of health issues Low vitamin D level, PCOS, among the biggest contributing factors; couples opting for IVF need to be in an optimal state of vitamin D, advises doctors In the UAE, more than 90 percent of residents are vitamin D deficient 24th September, 2017, Dubai UAE:  When 25-year-old Josephine Peralta and her 28-year-old husband started planning a family, they never imagined that it would t ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 24TH September, 2017— Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a significant revision of its Patent Promise. That promise, originating in 2002, was based on Red Hat’s intention not to enforce its patents against free and open source software. The new version significantly expands and extends Red Hat’s promise, helping to protect the open innovation. In its original Patent Promise, Red Hat explained that its patent portfolio was intended to discourage patent aggression against free and open source software. The expanded version published today reaffirms this intention and extends the zone of non-enfo ......read more

UAE, September 23, 2017– Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Governing Board Chairman of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), successfully led the 16th Session of the IITE, which was held recently in Moscow. During the meeting, the body discussed and approved the Institute’s Medium-Term Strategy for 2018 to 2021. The new strategy covers the IITE’s new mission and priorities, key action areas and major program activities. The meeting also saw the presentation of a covering the activities of IITE from 2016 to 2017; discussed and Reviewed the Programme Plan for 2018 to 2019. Among the attendee ......read more

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, addressed delegates at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai on Digitalization in Hotels yesterday. The conference presented a unique mix of critical industry insights and power networking in an interactive and inspirational programme. Speaking on whether digitalisation is a disruptor or experience enhancer, Laurent said, “The hotel industry is no doubt being reshaped by the latest innovations and technological advancements. Digitalization is affecting the entire value chain of the travel and tourism industry; from influencing traveling decisions, ......read more

Savvy Shoppers flock to GITEX Shopper 2017 for opening of shopping highlight of the year 35,000 products from world’s leading tech brands and power retailers, one location Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  Today marked the official opening of the Middle East’s largest and most anticipated consumer electronics show, GITEX Shopper, by His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General, Department of Economic Development in Dubai, in the presence of His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority. Tech enthusiasts came to the Za’abeel Halls at ......read more

Signed an MoU with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and negotiated relations with various delegations Sharjah, September 23, 2017:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) concluded its participation in the 10th World Chambers Congress (ICC), held in Sydney, Australia, on September 19-21, by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SCCI also held fruitful meetings with a number of international delegations at the congress. This was SCCI’s fifth participation in a raw in the congress, which put it side by side with the delegations of 12 thousand chambers from over 100 countries around the globe. The co ......read more

India Boasts Largest Pavilion, Hong Kong Second in Number of Exhibitors Sharjah, September 23, 2017:  Expo Centre Sharjah has announced that it will host more than 500 local, regional, and international exhibitors at the 43rd edition of the Mid East Watch & Jewellery Show. The biannual show, which will be held from October 3rd to 7th, 2017, is supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Exhibitors at the event will showcase their latest collections of finest watches and jewellery to a large audience of investors, professionals, tourists, VVIPs and general public from across the country and the rest of the region.  The event usually witnesses fierce com ......read more

New partnership aimed at developing a center for technology transfer and help forge newer partnerships between research institutions, companies and entrepreneurs MoU to promote joint innovation and knowledge transfer between China and the Arab region Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  In line with its continuous efforts to encourage innovation, research and knowledge transfer between the UAE and research institutions and centers, the Sharjah's Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Arab International Technology Transfer Co.ltd., the main platform for technology transfer and scientific cooperati ......read more

Strategic Partners to identify key speakers and support program development Knowledge Partners to introduce innovative approaches to teaching for the future  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 September, 2017:  The Education Affairs Office of Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi announced the list of partners of the second edition of the global teachers’ forum “Qudwa 2017”, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.   On a global level, the Office is collaborating with several Strateg ......read more

RERA implements proactive solutions to save lives and protect property investors Dubai, UAE, 23 September  2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its regulatory arm the Real Estate Regulatory Aagency (RERA), has begun the process of replacing non-fire-resistant building facades across Dubai. The project demonstrates RERA’s dedication to taking proactive and preventative measures that will reduce the incidence of fire accidents in the Emirate.  Mohammed Khalifa bin Hammad, Senior Director of the Real Estate Regulatory Department at RERA, commented: "By replacing building facades that do not comply with our fire resistance safety requirements, we are s ......read more

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “The grant is in line with the directives of the UAE leadership to supporting developing countries” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 September, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has allocated an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED40 million to the Comorian government.   The grant will help enhance the efficiency of public utility systems, such as electricity supply, in the Comoros through installing new transformers and generators with a total capacity of 11 megawatts as well as rehabilitating existing distribution networks.   His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, conducted the official Weigh-ins today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® | Los Angeles. The Jiu-Jitsu club players from the UAE: Al-Ain, Al Wahda, Al Jazira and Al Nasr made weight ahead of their fights and the black belt players Igor Silva, Adam Wardzinski, Jaime Canuto, Renato Canuto, Sergio Rios, Fernando Tsushima, Victor Silverio, Nathiely Ribeiro, Jessica Dos Santos, Ana Srour, Mario Silva and many others made weight ahead of their highly anticipated fights.  Rorion Gracie, oldest so ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  MONEY TRADE COIN, the new age cryptocurrency, is able one more time to dazzle its investors’ expectations by listing on NovaExchange. The listing happened at 00:00 GMT and immediate trading was launched. The listing event is held at Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and was highlighted by the attendance of H.E. Sheikh Saqer Al Nahyan along with a list of 40 VIP selected honor guests including H.E. Sheikh Jumaa Al Maktoum and Mr. Faisal Almaazmi, his principal advisor and director of Greenland Capital Properties, Mr. Khaled Abdulla, Head of Communications MENA at Barclays PLC. “MONEY TRADE COIN” founder and CEO, Mr. Amit Lakha ......read more

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Marine environment holds great significance in the UAE and plays an integral role in our everyday lives Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   The United Arab Emirates, in partnership with the European Union and Fiji, hosted a high-level roundtable during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on enhancing and mobilizing investments to promote a sustainable ocean economy that supports climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.    Building on the UN Ocean Conference, held in June 2017, the roundtable discussed ways to enhance preparations for the Our Ocean Conference (Malta) in October 2017 and COP23 (Bonn) in Nov ......read more

All-natural skin saviours made with love, by Four Cow Farm Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  As all new moms and moms-to-be know all too well, pregnancy brings with it a whole host of beauty issues and concerns. Some - such as skin spotting and sensitivity - are temporary, but others seem to be rather stubborn… yes, we’re talking about stretch marks!  Isn’t it refreshing to know there’s a skincare brand out there that can help you look good and also feel good?  That skincare range is Four Cow Farm.  All Four Cow Farm products are handcrafted using the finest, purest natural ingredients, with essentials oils, such as pure cold-pressed olive ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   With India and the UAE forging strategic ties across a spectrum of shared interests, this is an opportune time for key stakeholders from both nations to engage in strategic discussions and catalyze economic growth. It is in this context that The Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave is being held in Dubai on 27th and 28th September under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE, seeks to give a further fillip to India-UAE bilateral relations.    Trade and commerce forms the backbone of historically strong bilateral ......read more

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas.” Even cyber extortion, which extends this criminal activity into the digital world, isn’t new. What is new, however, is the wide variety of methods that are used by the bad guys to get their money.  Three main tactics are behind cyber extortion: the threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS ......read more

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy is the solution for minimizing the impact of climate change and reversing the devastation of natural disasters   Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   Against the backdrop of the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Vitaly Vanshelboim, Assistant United Nations Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), hosted The Bloomberg Global Business Forum, held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.   ......read more

The Singapore-based Toastmaster launches a social support programme to empower 20 million people worldwide by 2020 to face their fear of public speaking. Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:   Manoj Vasudevan, a Singapore-based techie-turned-management consultant and leadership coach, who became the World Champion of Public Speaking (WCPS) 2017, selected the UAE as his first overseas destination after winning this prestigious global title. He announced the launch of a social support programme to empower 20 million people worldwide by the year 2020 to face their fear of public speaking.  Hosted by Toastmasters International District 105, which represents the UAE, Oman, Jordan and L ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  After celebrating its 40th anniversary with The Beatles in 2016, music loving RAYMOND WEIL continues its collaboration with the world’s most famous rock band by releasing a watch paying homage to Abbey Road, the last album recorded by the legendary Fab Four and regarded by some as their most influential composition. This second limited numbered edition of 3,000 watches is a symbol of the timelessness of a group whose success and history are etched in our minds for eternity.  “I’m a Beatles fan, like probably most other people, but it is true that I have become even more so through meeting the passionate collectors and fans of th ......read more

Get to know the extraordinary science and story behind Malibu C; the vitamin-infused product range from California that promises healthy hair. Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  Long before natural beauty products became a trend, Malibu C® Founders Tom and Deb Porter were pioneers of wellness solutions based in science. In fact, they were the first company to develop and market antioxidant beauty products with Vitamins C and E for the hair and scalp For Malibu C®, beauty and wellness are one and the same. Founder Tom believes that, “everyone showering in water needs to use Malibu C” – and that’s because what’s in your shower water is often the ......read more

Gender inequality creates an average global income loss of 13.5%, seen highest in the Middle East and North Africa at 27% in comparison to Europe, evaluated at 10%   Dubai, September 20, 2017:   The subject of gender diversity is still an emerging one in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region – where levels of engagement differ across countries, industries, and organization sizes; hence, many organizations may be missing out on significant growth potential derived from having a diverse workforce. In the UAE, in particular, female participation has gone from 34% to 46% between 2000 and 2014, according to the recently release report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:   In a city where sun and sand reign supreme and you can enjoy outdoor living for more than nine months of the year, Dubai welcomes Azure Beach, a new Mediterranean-inspired beach destination, to its infamous collection of shore side hang-outs, having officially opened its doors on the 26 June 2017.  Opening in the highly anticipated Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, the Rixos’s second property in Dubai, Azure Beach will cater to both tenants of the Rixos Residences and esteemed hotel guests, complementing the exceptional services and world class hospitality that will truly set the destination apart from other beach side experiences in the city.  ......read more

Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens  Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum Sharjah, 20 September 2017:  The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments (FDIs) will play in fulfilling the SDG 2030’s vision, globally, saying that the UAE is both a global destination for and an exporter of FDI. Among other high-profile attendees were Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development (Shurooq); HE Marwan bin Jassim ......read more

Exhibition and Events to Promote Hong Kong-UAE Cooperation Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  The fifth Lifestyle Expo in Dubai will take place 25-26 September at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, connecting Hong Kong and Chinese mainland suppliers with buyers from the Middle East and Africa to fill the region’s growing demand for trendy consumer products.  Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the Expo will showcase a wide range of stylish, quality itemsfrom about 110 Hong Kong and mainland exhibitors. Offerings include consumer electronics and ICT ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will participate in the 68th International Astronautical Congress, in Australia, Adelaide, between September 25-29, 2017. The Congress is one of the leading space conferences worldwide, attended by presidents and CEOs of international space agencies, decision makers, researchers, academics and professionals in the space sector from 70 countries. During the Congress, MBRSC will showcase its space projects and programs either launched by the Centre or delegated to it, under the umbrella of the National Space Program, which includes the Emirates Mars Mission - Hope mission, National Astronaut Program, Integrated S ......read more

MECTW surely becomes a must-visit show for new technologies, energy savings and environmental impact Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Offering unique and innovative technology at Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), Gulf Laundrex-Linen Care Expo (part of MECTW), this year brings together world’s leading laundry sector exhibition EXPOdetergo International from Milan, Italy. EXPOdetergo International is a renowned and a world class show in the cleaning industry emphasizing on new and cutting-edge technologies. This brings Italian manufacturers with most interesting solutions from companies all over the world in terms of dry and wet cleaning technologies, ironing, textile supply, ......read more

THE PASTICCINO BAG, THE LATEST MUST-HAVE STYLE FROM WEEKEND MAX MARA’S FALL/WINTER 2017 COLLECTION  Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  In Italian, the word Pasticcino means ‘small pastry’; a bite-sized bon-bon that melts decadently in the mouth. The Pasticcino Bag, the latest must-have style from Weekend Max Mara, is just as delectable. With its fluffy volume, oversized clasp and cheerful patterns this bon-bon is a happy pleasure and a delicious treat for the eyes.  An instant mood-booster, it sets a playful tone for easy weekends, spirited parties or spontaneous evenings after work. The Pasticcino Bag is a super clutch, with a good attitude. Its ......read more

Dubai, UAE – September 20 2017: La Trobe University, an Australian multi-campus public research university based in Melbourne, has held a special alumni celebration in Dubai. Nearly 60 La Trobe University alumni and other guests gathered at the event to celebrate the University’s 50th anniversary. Some alumni flew from other GCC countries to attend.  Mr Kelly Smith, La Trobe’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), hosted the event. As well as local La Trobe alumni, now pursing successful careers, guests included government officials and officials from the Australian Embassy and the Austrade office. Also in attendance were high-ranking representatives from unive ......read more

UAE, September 20, 2017 — NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today introduced a powerful system that set new records for price/performance, alongside new software added to its big data analytics portfolio, including the first available NVMe-enabled solution in the market and a NetApp Converged Infrastructure Solution for Data Analytics® . These new offerings provide ultrafast performance and the building blocks for managing analytic data that is fast, secure, efficient and future-proof.  Companies today need to harness and leverage the wealth of available data to be effective, strategic and tactical for future planning. Meaningful analytics are the key differentiator for smarter decisio ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on providing humanitarian initiatives for patients with financial difficulties in DHA hospitals. Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders. It provides customers with a direct platform to communicate with the leaders of the DHA and give their suggestions, feedback or complaints. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of the humanitarian and assistance department at the DHA received several qu ......read more

First wide-body centre outside Europe, first European and Chinese made A330 delivered  Dubai - UAE, 20 September 2017 - Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines. Located at the same site as the Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line and the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre, the A330 C&DC covers the aircraft completion activities including cabin installation, aircraft painting and production flight test, as well a ......read more

20 September 2017 (Dubai - UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the theme for the 2017 Africa and Middle East Aviation and Aeropolitical Affairs Day will be “Disrupting through Innovation.”    “Disruptive changes create disruptive opportunities. Anticipating, preparing for and identifying how new technologies such as block chain, big data and artificial intelligence can and will affect aviation will mean the difference between success and failure for companies in the aviation industry of the future. The conference provides a platform to discuss disruptive scenarios and how emerging and disruptive technologies can be ......read more

Nearly two-thirds of social media users in the Middle East use social networks for restaurant recommendations GulfHost 2017 provides access to industry experts to grow digital platforms Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  With 77 per cent smartphone penetration across the GCC , the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge. From embracing social media to developing apps, the inaugural trade show GulfHost 2017 provides access to industry experts to discover the best technology solutions to stay ahead of competitors.  The dedicated platform for hospitality and catering equ ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20th September, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group today held a media open day in Dubai, UAE, to discuss the future of innovation in the Middle East region. This is a second stop right after IFA that was held in Berlin on 1st September. Led by Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), Ms. Glory Cheung, and Mr. Gene Jiao, President of Huawei CBG, Middle East & Africa, the event highlighted the key innovations Huawei is driving in the consumer smartphone industry, both globally and regionally, as well as Huawei’s brand ambition to become a global iconic tech brand.  Huawei is the third biggest smartphone brand w ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  What is your perfect day out? Where do you go and what do you do in a bustling and busy city like Dubai, with so many activities and iconic attractions?   U By Emaar, the unique customer-focused loyalty programme that has won over the hearts and minds of thousands of members, is offering a million reasons to #CelebrateU to guests who Stay, Dine or Play at Emaar’s venues.    From July 1 until September 30, 2017, U By Emaar members have been able to register to earn 2,000 bonus Upoints on their 5th, 10th and 15th visit with a minimum spend of AED 100, at any of the participating venues. Additionally, members who stay, dine ......read more

Airline focused on technology and innovation to enhance its service and delivery Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2017:   Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the region to offer fully automated credit card Installment payment plans after partnering with PayFort, the leading online payment service provider in the Arab world.  The initiative allows Etihad Airways to offer consumers who book directly via Etihad.com that range from three to 60 months. Seventeen of the region’s leading banks are taking part in the programme.  This is the latest enhancement in Etihad’s ongoing digital transformation, after establishing its Digital Transformatio ......read more

Anis Sajan, Mentor of Indian Team plots UAE teams down fall in clash of the titans" India beat UAE by 13 runs in one of the most thrilling game played at Insportz Yesterday. This match was billed as the clash of the titans by Anis Sajan as he had played all his Indoor Cricket in UAE for Twenty Years and as destiny would make him the mentor of Indian Team, it was a big challenge for Anis to beat the the same boys with whom he had played Cricket for the last two decades. After India were beaten by Australia it was very important for Anis to lift the moral of the team before the game against UAE the same evening. Immediately after the game he took all the boys to his house and asked them t ......read more

Dubai Cares co-hosts a special event with Education Cannot Wait to expand dialogue and drive more investment towards Education in Education Dubai Cares announces emergency support to Muslim Rohingiya refugees in Bangladesh through Education Cannot Wait  Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 20 September 2017:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has renewed its commitment to Education in Emergencies at a special event held on the sidelines of the week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Dubai Cares and ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, brought together the leadership of the wo ......read more

India’s F&B market predicted to be worth US $121 billion by 2021 GulfHost 2017 provides gateway for the world’s industry buyers and suppliers Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  India’s vibrant food and beverage industry has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years, and is expected to be worth US$ 121 billion by 2021 according to Euromonitor International. Recognising the potential in investment and development across India, GulfHost 2017, hosted in Dubai until 20th September, brings together hospitality professionals from across the globe, including a large number of India’s senior buyers. GulfHost 2017 is the first dedicated hospitality and ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 20th September, 2017 – Kodak Alaris is expanding its information capture ecosystem, delivering on the promise of digital transformation for businesses and governments around the world. The global solution provider is hosting customer and partner events in all regions this week to unveil the Alaris S2000 Series – a new family of network/wireless and USB-connected desktop scanners – and showcase its award-winning software and services, all of which are designed to take the complexity out of information capture to simplify and improve the way people work. Digital transformation starts with information capture In a recently published white paper, IDC reports tha ......read more

BlueBorne hacks could take less than 10 seconds to penetrate vulnerable Bluetooth-enabled devices and start stealing data Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2017 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, urges caution regarding a new Bluetooth exploit, known as BlueBorne, that has been discovered to exploit a number of Bluetooth vulnerabilities, making billions of devices potentially vulnerable to attack . While there is no evidence that such attack vectors currently exist in the wild, it is possible that proof-of-concept exploits exist in labs, or could easily be developed and released in the wild. BlueBorne is a hybrid Trojan-Worm malw ......read more

The eye-catchy Honor 9 with shiny glass design is available now on SOUQ.com 20th September, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  SOUQ.com has announced the launch of the stunning Honor 9 cradled by 3D curved glass with distinctive colors. SOUQ.com is the exclusive e-commerce website to offer Honor 9 with 64GB memory in the UAE at an attractive pricing of AED 1599. As a part of the launch offer, SOUQ.com is offering exciting free bundles with the phone. Already making waves globally, Honor 9 is going to offer design standards previously unheard of in the affordable smartphone sector. The tantalizing Nano textures precision carved into the glass with photo etching technology. The gorgeous curve is ......read more

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, discussed the need to strengthen joint efforts to raise the level of economic, trade and investment cooperation between their two brotherly countries with H.E. Mohamed Shi'a Al-Sudani, Minister of Industry and Minerals of the Republic of Iraq, during a meeting held recently in Abu Dhabi. The two parties agreed to form a joint working team or technical committee to enhance investment cooperation and to identify related priorities in vital sectors of the Republic of Iraq as it undergoes reconstruction. The proposed group will facilitate the necessary procedures and address the challenges that may be faced by UAE companies ......read more

20th Sep 2017, Dubai:  Wise Indian Academy to announce their management academic to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on Tuesday 19th of September, 2017, 11.30 am at Flora Creek Hotels Deira. WISE Indian Academy Ajman was conceptualized to rejuvenate the existing education system. The school, recognized by the Ministry of Education, UAE and affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, strives to become one of the premier educational institutions in the region. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is a progressing school where learning is not limited to the classroom. The students have a series of interesting activities to widen the horizons of their knowledge. A tranquil environment prev ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally with a strong retail network of over 180 retail outlets spread across nine countries, has been recognized with prestigious ‘Superbrand’ award by the Superbrands council. Malabar Gold and Diamonds is being awarded Superbrand status for the fifth time in a row. Superbrands organization, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced the achievement in the 13th annual Superbrands tribute event, which was held to honor the UAE’s strongest brands at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City on 17th September 2017. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sh ......read more

Over 15,000 attendees at this year’s Dubai edition of Annual V-Convention Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2017:  Hosted at the Hamdan Sports Complex from 8-12 September, Prominent Asian direct selling company QNET rolled the carpet to their biggest extravaganza of the year in Dubai, V-UAE 2017. This edition of the V-Convention was extra special as the Company celebrated 19 years of remarkable success and stability in the direct selling industry. Held with the theme ‘Do it Now!’, QNET continued to showcase their dedication to a holistic and balanced lifestyle throughout the five day event. The event featured Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor, National Ambass ......read more

Acer hosts its annual Middle East press conference to highlight its extensive product range  Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   Today, Acer hosted its highly-anticipated annual Middle East press conference at Dubai’s futuristic On42 lounge at Dubai Media One Hotel. The event saw the regional unveiling and showcasing of the latest range of Acer products, and featured two of the region’s key speakers, including Paul Collins, Country Manager Acer Middle East, South Africa & ROA, and Joumana Karam, Product Business Unit Head for Acer Middle East & Africa. “At Acer, we place the consumer at the core of our business and innovate to ensure that we meet their ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   Just in time for fall—Michael Kors is pleased to introduce a limited-edition collection of handbags inspired by the global fashion spirit and jet-set lifestyle of Michael Kors. The collection, which consists of five different designs, is based on the brand’s iconic Selma handbag. Architectural and unique, the spacious Selma satchel adds edge to every ensemble. Four of the designs celebrate an extraordinary city—London, Tokyo, Paris and New York—and one global-themed version highlights them all. Each handbag features a bicycle or helicopter capturing the exhilaration of travel while a plaque indicating each handbags’ edit ......read more

Economic stability, information, supportive infrastructure and minimal business risk highlighted as key factors   Sharjah, 19 September 2017 The unique business environment that Sharjah and the UAE have been consistently offering foreign investors, and further developments that are being planned in the direction to make the market increasingly more lucrative for existing and new businesses were the focal point of the panel discussion that opened the Third Sharjah FDI on Tuesday, 19 September.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, the third edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum is taking pla ......read more

More than 1000 employees promoted since the beginning of this year.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced a new methodology for promotions in line with the laws and regulations of the Government of Dubai, and the Authority has built the methodology and mechanisms for its implementation in accordance with the principles of transparency and clarity.   Since the beginning of this year, more than 1000 employees were promoted. The DHA adopted the mechanism after in-depth analysis, reviews and has established a central committee constituting of experts from different departments.    The Dubai Health Authority ha ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:  This Fall, GUESS is proud to introduce Cuban Mexican American multiplatinum chart topping singer/songwriter, Camila Cabello as the face of the GUESS Jeans Fall 2017 advertising campaign alongside model, Alex Dellisola.  With a hit debut solo single “Crying In The Club”, Camila’s career continues to soar with the launch of her being featured as the star of GUESS’ latest iconic GUESS campaign. Taking inspiration from GUESS’ roots and all-American style, the iconic black and white campaign reflects GUESS’ rich denim heritage that has characterized the brand for the past several decades.  “I couldn&rsquo ......read more

Dubai, 19th September, 2017: Alpen Capital, an investment banking advisory firm, announced the publication of its research report titled “GCC-India corridor – Investment opportunities and challenges”. This report presents the state of economic relations between the GCC and India by analyzing the trend in investment flows and the strategic government initiatives to strengthen ties. It assesses the competitiveness of countries in ease of doing business and further identifies and discusses the potential sectors for cooperation and investment in both the regions. It also outlines the investment drivers and challenges in the regions. Lastly, the report profiles some of the promi ......read more

Competition will be part of MBRSC Science Event where scientific studies and space missions’ projects to the Red Planet will be presented by candidates September 19, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, the entity in charge of designing, implementing and supervising all the phases of the Emirates Mars Mission- Hope mission under the supervision of the UAE Space Agency, has announced the launch of the second edition of Explore Mars Competition.  The competition is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Science Event (MBRSC Science Event), that will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice P ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017 – HP Inc. today introduced its latest range of products for its printing and computing customers in the Middle East. The new products were showcased during a press conference at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah ahead of GITEX Shopper and GITEX Technology Week 2017, where the products will be shown to channel partners, retailers and customers.  HP’s latest range of products includes an upgraded portfolio of printers, commercial and consumer PCs as well gaming desktops and laptops. Product details below: Printing: HP Sprocket Photo Printer (Red): AED 499 HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3788 AiO: AED 255 HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5075: AED 389 HP DeskJet ......read more

In line with its strategic plan to ensure sustainability of the aviation system 19 September 2017 The General Civil Aviation Authority and Spanish company Indra Sistemas (Indra) have signed a contract to develop a new air traffic management system for Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. This initiative marks the beginning of a new and important era for the Centre. The new system will enhance and modernize its capabilities in order to cater for the growth of the air traffic management sector in the country. The Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center provides air traffic control services to more than 2,500 air traffic movements per day. The new system which has been characterized as a &qu ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, 19 September 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Government Excellence Program under The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai is organizing the 10th edition of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices under the theme, “An Inspirational Government Shapes the Future and Achieves Happiness”.  The two-day event will be held at Dubai World Trade Center on November 7th and 8th, and features keynotes of high-level speakers, including Minister of State of Ha ......read more

Five key opportunities have been successfully identified to develop the pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector as one of the targeted industrial subsectors of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030  Dubai Science Park collaborates with The Executive Council of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai South and Dubai Healthcare City Authority to identify, develop and promote opportunities in the pharma and medical equipment sector Nutraceuticals, blood plasma, 3D printing, super generics and next generation sequencing highlighted as representing unprecedented opportunities for Dubai’s healthcare sector Dubai’s industrial sector has seen “significant progress&r ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   In celebration of Ferrari‘s 70th anniversary, the legendary luxury automaker has unveiled a limited edition Swiss Match watch.  Produced in support of the manufacturer’s Scuderia Ferrari racing division, the Maranello Ferrari Design Team-produced piece features a carbon fiber 44 mm case and dial, stainless steel bezel, rotatable inner ring and a rich Cordura strap. Pieced together by the craftsmen at Sellita, the new Ferrari Primato collection chronograph styles operate with smooth precision to keep the Scuderia Ferrari aficionado on schedule in reined brand and style. Priced at AED 1,075 the collection is available across Hour ......read more

19th September, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that it has achieved 65% increase in earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA)/ operating profit during the January-August period this year compared to the same period in 2016. This announcement comes after the company’s executive team weekly meeting that took place at Al Ain International Airport last week, led by Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports. The company grew its operating revenue by 26%, which impacted the 65% EBIDA increase for 2017. One of the key contributors to this increase is the passenger facilitation charge introduced in July 2016. Previously, U ......read more

19 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The UAE Space Agency is to participate in the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Australia, from 25th to 29th September. The delegation is being led by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency. Organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the IAC is one of the world’s premier space events, attracting more than 5,000 participants, from policy-makers and heads of international space bodies to industry experts and students.  Hosted this year by the Space Industry ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   Since its establishment in 2013, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) has worked toward becoming the international reference point for resolving rental disputes via an integrated judicial system that is characterised by speed and accuracy, and supports sustainability. In addition to settling rental disputes, the RDC also contributes to formulating proactive solutions that ensure the real estate sector is supported throughout every stage of its growth.  To achieve this, the RDC's team works with other legislative bodies and entities to develop plans and mechanisms that monitor market rhythm and respond to the expectations and needs of all parties ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 19 September, 2017:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Day will be celebrated in Dubai with great fervour, as residents and visitors get to enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment on 22 and 23 September including concerts by popular Arab singers, in a reaffirmation of the strong fraternal relations between Saudi Arabia and UAE and historical ties between the brotherly peoples of the two countries. As part of the Saudi National Day celebrations in Dubai, visitors from Saudi Arabia will be welcomed with sweets, flowers and gifts on arrival at Dubai International Airport on 20 September.  Hotels in Dubai are also adding to the excitement on the joyous occ ......read more

Roundtable sheds light on implications of adopting integrity practices Event explores cost-effective ways to enhance corporate resilience, overcome corruption Dubai-UAE: 19 September, 2017:  The Pearl Initiative, the leading independent private sector-led, not-for-profit organisation working to improve corporate transparency across the Gulf region, hosted a roundtable discussion in partnership with Siemens to explore the impact and future of integrity practices in the region. Experts from international, regional and UAE-based organisations convened to discuss the business value of tackling corruption through implementing corporate integrity best practices. Carla Koffel said ......read more

UAE, September 19, 2017- Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, was recognized with the ‘UAE Superbrand’ award for the 12th consecutive year by the UAE Superbrands Council, the internationally-acclaimed independent authority for branding excellence. Husam Mahmoud, Marketing Manager at Al Ansari Exchange received the award at the Super Brands awarding ceremony held recently at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City in Dubai. Husam Mahmoud, Marketing Manager of Al Ansari Exchange, said: “It’s our honor to have consistently received the UAE Superbrand award for the 12th year in a row. This award reinforces the qualit ......read more

Self-service banking & customer service excellence is a complement to Smart City vision 2nd Generation Virtual Smart Machine launched at the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit in Dubai The state-of-the-art technology will offer new features including Cash Recycling, Coin Recycling and Passbook Update to enhance self-service banking  Offers Artificial Intelligence for decision-making and Know Your Customer questionnaires with chatbot technology  Dubai, September 19, 2017:  Emerico Private Limited today marked the launch of its 2nd Generation Virtual Smart Machine (VSM) that will offer enhanced features to strengthen self-service banking and customer-orient ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) is on a quest to redefine the possibilities of tomorrow by introducing the most innovative home appliances and electronics available today. However, recently LG has introduced robots into its product portfolio and has showcased a variety of soon-to-be-released robots at various events across the world that will reshape tomorrow to make the lives of the everyday consumer more productive and convenient. LG’s impressive collection of robots boasts simplistic usability and includes the Lawnmower Robot, the Hub Robot and HOM-BOT® in addition to the more specialized Airport Robot and Airport Cleaning Robot. The Hub Robot united ......read more

Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2017:  The Italian Trade Agency hosts 26 of Italy's most premium food producers at Speciality Food Festival, taking place on September 18 – 20, 2017.  Located in halls 5 & 6 of the Dubai World Trade Center, the 370sqm Italian pavilion will allow visitors the opportunity to explore, appreciate and learn about famous Italian products such as pasta, coffee, traditional cheeses, sweets, and olive oil.   Currently at its eighth edition, the Speciality Food Festival 2017 returns to Dubai to hold its largest trade show yet. The exhibition showcases a diverse selection of fine food, spices and ingredients attracting exhibitors and consumer ......read more

Marina Rinaldi and Ashley Graham The Model influencer continues in her role as the face of the brand for the FW 2017-2018 campaign Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   The Korean photographer Hong Jan Hyun has used gritty black and white images to define the mood of the Marina Rinaldi FW 2017-18 campaign, featuring for the second consecutive year Ashley Graham. The American super model and influencer thus strengthens her bond with the brand, acting both as its face and international ambassador. Strongly reflecting the values of Marina Rinaldi, Ashley powerfully represents the universe of all those self-confident women who want to show off and play with their own physicality. The ......read more

Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a dip into the world of boats, this year’s lineup offers a unique opportunity to discover everyth ......read more

UAE, September 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized a workshop for health in all policies in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region to highlight the significant role of non-health sectors and the impact of their policies and strategies on UAE’s health programs. It also aims to train decision-makers on policy development and program planning for all sectors to work together in achieving the UAE’s goals stated in the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021. Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of Primary Health Care Department, Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of the Health Education Department ......read more

DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this service, short-term staff can be placed within as little as half-a-day.  Users can browse through ......read more

Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little Falcons’ offer until 30 September, where customers who spend AED15 or more on back-to-school suppli ......read more

RENAULT, NISSAN & MITSUBISHI MOTORS TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION AND ACCELERATE USE OF COMMON PLATFORMS, POWERTRAINS & NEW TECHNOLOGIES   New six-year plan set to achieve the following objectives: More than 9 million vehicles to share four common platforms Proportion of common powertrains to rise from a third to three-quarters of total volumes Additional synergies expected from electrification, connectivity and autonomous technologies 12 pure electric models to be launched, utilizing common EV platforms and components 40 vehicles to be launched with autonomous drive (AD) technology To become an operator of robo-vehicle ride-hailing services Alliance 2022, ......read more

UAE Exchange Group leads Series A investment round and will leverage the award-winning Swych platform to offer digital gifting services to its global consumer base, enabled through purpose-based remittances. Abu Dhabi, 17 September 2017:  Swych, Inc., the pioneer of the revolutionary Swych™ digital gifting platform, today announced the successful completion of its Series A round, with a major strategic capital investment by UAE Exchange Group, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions provider.  Through this partnership, the two brands seek to tap into their collective strengths and customer base to develop a symbiotic relationship that wil ......read more

UAE, September 18, 2017-  H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met at the Ministry’s Abu Dhabi headquarters with Roman Golovchenko, Ambassador of Belarus to the UAE, to discuss opportunities for mutual cooperation in the health field. Both parties also tackled the results of the Ministry’s visit to Belarus in November last year. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Easa Al Mansoori, Director of the Office of Undersecretary of the Department of Health and International Relations The two sides explored the possibilities of enhancing their relations; exchanging experiences in healthcare services, training ......read more

This year Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th year of success and innovation anniversary. Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, marks the automobile giant's achievement with the Mitsubishi Super Win  promotion - a special treat for its customers. One of the biggest promotions till date, Mitsubishi customers can look forward to great winnings, never-before value along with added savings while buying their favourite  Mitsubishi passenger cars. The promotion promises every customer a chance  to be a winner. What makes it even more exciting are the prizes which include AED 1,000,000 in cash giveaways, 5 Kilograms of Gold in gold bars of 500 gram ......read more

Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents Wiko has been infringing Ericsson’s intellectual property rights for several years without any license or compensation, despite negotiations since 2013 Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  On August 14, 2017, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) sued smartphone maker Wiko, in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents. Wiko has been infringing Ericsson&rs ......read more

Visit to UAE-Jordan Camp part of group’s ongoing 2017 Year of Giving initiatives Donation of education supplies to benefit more than 2,500 children living in the camp Third year that group has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to support camp’s activities  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has donated school supplies to help thousands of Syrian refugee children at the UAE-Jordan, Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan pursue their studies.   A senior delegation visited the camp to present the donation, headed by Khaled Al Mehairbi, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Abu Dhabi Hub and attended by His Excellen ......read more

“Manuela” wrap coat with belt in the same fabric. An iconic coat. Timeless, perfect proportions. Luxurious, in pure camelhair the Manuela represents the essence of quality and philosophy of Max Mara: to dress all women, with style and finesse, enhancing their personality. A true classic, the Manuela coat was first created in 1998 and is always available in the Max Mara stores in four colours: camel, black, red and navy. For Pre-Fall 2017 Max Mara also released four new colours: pink, yellow, mint green and light blue. #MaxMara #MaxMaraManuela “Every few years we feel the need to present a collection that is just about Max Mara, our brand values and our unique ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  In the absence of a concrete test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors advice family members to be alert and watch out for symptoms so that patients can seek treatment and prevent late diagnosis. Keeping in mind that early management can help the patient and his caregiver make better management and plans of care Presently there is no one test to determine if a patient has Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Currently, patients need to undergo a series of tests to ascertain whether they have  the disease. Subsequently, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis are the common issues. Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, geriatrician ......read more

EBTIC Innovation Club Will Develop Business Skills among Youth through Lectures, Workshops and Bootcamps Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 September, 2017:   The Emirates ICT Innovation Center (EBTIC), which is based at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, has announced the launch of the EBTIC Innovation Club (EBTIC-IC) – a dynamic networking platform dedicated to thought leadership and knowledge development in innovation and entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The EBTIC-IC aims to stimulate homegrown innovation with interactive events open to students, professionals, academics and government officials. It also plans to facilitate the growth of communities of start-ups b ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group Opens 2017 Editions of the Hotel Show and the Leisure Show in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 18th September 2017:  The leading events for the hospitality and leisure industry in the Middle East and Africa – The Hotel Show Dubai and The Leisure Show Dubai – were opened this morning (18th September 2017) by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.  Taking place unt ......read more

September 18, 2017 – According to Sharjah Executive Council no.10 of year 2017, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced that it has begun issuing permits for vehicles of tour operators wishing to enter desert and natural habitat areas, in line with its efforts to boost destination experiences in the emirate. Sharjah is known for its attractive natural heritage and wildlife parks, as well as an ideal destination for desert Safari trips and adventures, which has witnessed huge demand in recent years. The SCTDA confirmed that it has launched the new project, which grants permit for tour operators and other travel and hospitality companies to explore the ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 18th September 2017:  Sass’ Café, the legendary Monte Carlo brand will be celebrating Halloween by transforming into a spook-tacular venue. Guests can dine and dance at the “Mondays Made Me” Halloween edition dinner party on Monday 30th of October.  Celebrate Halloween like never before as Sass’ Café promises a memorable night out where guests can expect to get their freak on, sample signature cocktails and dance to hottest and thrilling tracks for an eerily unforgettable night. Staying true to Sass’ Café’s heritage, the restaurant will be offering its delectable a la carte menu and guests can savor the true flavor of the South of ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), has gone far to develop customs work around the world through contributing to customs performance development with tangible steps in supporting development plans in other countries to help them enhance their economic growth.  For this Customs World raised the tempo of its communication and visits to other countries to enhance ties of cooperation and partnership. Recently a customs development agreement was signed with Ghana following a preliminary visit by Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, and Adolphe Chaiban, Head of Development at Customs World to attend Por ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  A new initiative by Siemens uses 360° cameras and virtual reality technology to introduce the people behind the company’s innovations and projects, offering a behind-the-scenes look at life inside Siemens in the Middle East.  Launched with a short documentary ‘Wake Up to a New World,’ the campaign – We are Future Makers – documents the daily lives of employees worldwide, using virtual reality to highlight the extraordinary things they do.  “Through this initiative we aim to shine a light on employees who have been curious and innovative, who have had the courage to think big and push boundaries with ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  Within its efforts to enhance happiness in the government sector, Dubai Customs organized an event on 13 and 14 September under the name “Partners’ Happiness Lab”. The two event comes along the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who stressed commitment to make society happy.  The Lab generated a number of innovative ideas and initiatives which were discussed with the senior management team who directed the staff on how to implement and develop them to make partners even happier.   Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Custo ......read more

September, 2017 Dubai, UAE: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that AL-Thiqa Islamic Bank a newly established bank in Iraq, has selected the multi-awards winning system ICS BANKS® ISLAMIC System. AL-Thiqa Islamic Bank is a newly registered Iraqi bank that will be offering banking and financial services in Iraq.  It will be implementing ICSFS’ universal Islamic flagship, ICS BANKS ISLAMIC Core Banking, Murabaha, Musharaka, Ijara,  Mudaraba, Al Qard  Al Hasan, Time Deposit, Profit Distribution Trade Finance Module, Credit Facilities & Risk Groups, Remittances. The ......read more

18 September, 2017, Dubai – Saluting the essence of the Middle East and the values both entities share, Vacheron Constantin, the world’s eldest Haute Horlogerie manufacture with more than 260 years of uninterrupted experience, unveils a couple of exclusive Overseas timepieces dedicated to the region. These special editions blend the open-minded spirit of the Maison with inspirations from the Middle East’s colors and sights.   Staying true to their values and identity, both Vacheron Constantin and the Middle East region strive to transmit the essence of their heritage to the present and continue to build on their legacies while being inspired by their culture, tradit ......read more

UAE, September 18, 2017 - Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, will honor anew the leading organizations in the Middle East with exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs at the 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the Arab region’s premier CSR and sustainability accolade.  Set to take place on September 25, 2017 at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai, the Awards will make new milestones this year when it celebrates a decade of recognizing regional corporate citizens that exhibit strong values and commitment to sustainability, corporate responsibility, social accountability, stakeholder inclusiven ......read more

2017 Midyear Security review demonstrates importance of cybersecurity investments Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise, detailing the threats from the first half of 2017, which continue to disrupt and challenge IT planning. Businesses are faced with increased ransomware, Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams and Internet of Things (IoT) attacks, and now also contend with the threat of cyberpropaganda. Trend Micro detected more than 82 million ransomware threats in the first half of the year, along with more than 3,000 BEC attempts, reinforcing the need for se ......read more

The Manufacture presents the world’s most accurate mechanical watch. Zenith is writing its future… and the future of Swiss watchmaking. A new oscillator representing a major innovation in the watch industry since the 1675 invention of the balance and hairspring principle by scientist Christiaan Huygens. The 21st century Defy Lab achieves exceptional performance making it a master of mechanical precision powered into a whole new dimension. Dubai - UAE, Thursday September 18th 2017 – Zenith is writing its future and starting a new chapter in the history of the Swiss watch industry. Manufacture Zenith has been making mechanical watches for 152 years and currently ha ......read more

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