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July 04, 2020:   Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July.Brown collaborated with Pandora’s designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 04, 2020:   H.E.Vipul, Consul General, Consulate of India, Dubai, handed over the air ticket to            Ms Athira Narayanan, who was without any job and income for the past three months. She was one of the passengers of the special chartered flight from Dubai to Kochi orga... Read more
** There’s a Skin Republic mask for everyone! **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Drenched in nutrient-packed serums, sheet masks are skincare powerhouses ready to nourish your skin. For people who are new to sheet masks and even regular users, finding the best face mask for your type of skin can be dau... Read more
Ajman-UAE: July 02, 2020 – Ajman University (AU), for the 3rd year in a row, has made another one of QS Intelligence Unit’s elite list of rankings. . Every summer, the QS Intelligence Unit launches the “Top 50 Under 50”, which showcases the world’s best universities under 50 years of age.  Once again, Aj... Read more
Representatives from Spanish clubs among 169 people who took part in the webinar that discussed “Football Clubs’ Strategy for Recovery Post COVID-19”.  . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:    Maite Ventura, LaLiga’s Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, is confident football will ret... Read more
Decision-makers concerned with economic disruption 20 percent more likely to plan increased spending. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2020 – Today’s macro-economic disruption has failed to dampen digital transformation plans, with 52 percent* of companies stating they will increase their spending on digital transformation, accordin... Read more
It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The City’s favorite plant-based café launches their new Summer Menu! From left to right: Smoky Pepper Dip, Summer Protein Bowl , Lemon Tart, Summer Green Smoothie, Tiramisu,  Walnuts Cake, Sexy Red, Pad Thai, Pink Earth Bowl, Tzatziki, Drive me Mango, Wild Burger, Matcha Chia Pudding ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Dubai is seeing a steady increase in the registration of new business entities. Although there was a massive slowdown in the global economy on account of COVID-19, there has been a steady increase in new business entities registering in the UAE, in the past few weeks. This is an indication of ... Read more
The young heroes from the UAE are honored with the prestigious Diana Award 2020 for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change with the Tajneed UAE initiative. DUBAI – July 2, 2020: Three UAE students from schools of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been conferred with prestigious Princess Diana Award for t... Read more
Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion.  .    . July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has d... Read more
July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their h... Read more
• ‘Pivotal’ offers all-inclusive, no-commitment premium subscription for Jaguar and Land Rover models• Complete flexibility allows members to swap models or pause membership to suit them• All-electric Jaguar I-PACE and the latest plug-in hybrids Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport available to subscribers&bu... Read more
● Study of more than 400 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon identified significant development and learning difficulties when children are above the regular age for their grade.● NYU researchers drew insights into potential impacts as children around the world return to school following COVID-19.  Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2020: ... Read more
- Recent webinar examined Dubai’s advantages to Russian food exporters and attracted 131 participants from the UAE, Russia, Eurasia and Africa. - Dubai’s food imports from Russia reached $305 million in 2019, while Dubai’s food exports to Russia amounted to $114 million. - Khan: Dubai Chamber is seeing growing interest o... Read more
 

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July 04, 2020:   Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July. Brown collaborated with Pandora’s designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms and an earring sold as a single stud as part of the range of new Pandora Me jewellery, inspired by Brown’s vision of summer. A star-fish, pineapple, flamingo, ocean wave and sea turtle are the symbols Brown chose to bring to life in her co-creations. Brown said she loved the process of co-creating the bold and colourful charms for the ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 04, 2020:   H.E.Vipul, Consul General, Consulate of India, Dubai, handed over the air ticket to            Ms Athira Narayanan, who was without any job and income for the past three months. She was one of the passengers of the special chartered flight from Dubai to Kochi organized as part of their CSR initiative by J&J Marketing LLC to repatriate 185 Indians. This fully sponsored repatriation flight was made possible, thanks to the efforts and coordination between Mr Jiji & team and the Government bodies. All passengers expressed their heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to the organisers.  Mr.Vipul convey ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of COVID-19 cases.   Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for 40% of all quarantine measures globally. With over 80% of travelers unwilling to travel when quarantine is required, the impact of these measures is that countries remain in lockdown even if their borders are open.     “It is critical that AME governm ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 02, 2020:   Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign on 5 April 2020 to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings. An initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in the Middle East, every Etihad Guest Mile donated has supported basic infection control and adequate containment measures.  Since the launch of the campaign, generous Etihad Guest members donated over 10 million Et ......read more

** There’s a Skin Republic mask for everyone! **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Drenched in nutrient-packed serums, sheet masks are skincare powerhouses ready to nourish your skin. For people who are new to sheet masks and even regular users, finding the best face mask for your type of skin can be daunting given the variety of face masks available in the market. With Skin Republic, you’ll find a safe and reliable solution for the problems you face with your skin. Be it aging skin, dry skin, or even skin with pimples or pigmentation, Skin Republic has a mask to help with every concern! Spots, pimples, zits and acne got you down? ......read more

Ajman-UAE: July 02, 2020 – Ajman University (AU), for the 3rd year in a row, has made another one of QS Intelligence Unit’s elite list of rankings.   Every summer, the QS Intelligence Unit launches the “Top 50 Under 50”, which showcases the world’s best universities under 50 years of age.   Once again, Ajman University is on the “Next 100” portion of that list, thereby putting it among the “Top 150 under 50”. Only 8 universities in the UAE and a total of 17 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the prestigious list of QS World Rankings “Top 50 Under 50”, published on June 24, 2020. “ ......read more

Representatives from Spanish clubs among 169 people who took part in the webinar that discussed “Football Clubs’ Strategy for Recovery Post COVID-19”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:    Maite Ventura, LaLiga’s Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, is confident football will return resilient and stronger from the COVID-19 crisis. The head of Spanish football league’s MENA operations made the statement during a webinar, which was organised by Dubai Sports Council in collaboration with LaLiga, and attracted 169 participants, including top officials from Spanish and Dubai football clubs. Titled “Footbal ......read more

Decision-makers concerned with economic disruption 20 percent more likely to plan increased spending Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2020 – Today’s macro-economic disruption has failed to dampen digital transformation plans, with 52 percent* of companies stating they will increase their spending on digital transformation, according to a global research study from IFS.  While many people might assume that respondents concerned with the economy would pull back on technology spending, the reality is that investment is increasing. The survey data indicates that, during these dynamic times, plans to increase spending on digital transformation tracks closely with co ......read more

It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The City’s favorite plant-based café launches their new Summer Menu!   From left to right: Smoky Pepper Dip, Summer Protein Bowl , Lemon Tart, Summer Green Smoothie, Tiramisu,  Walnuts Cake, Sexy Red, Pad Thai, Pink Earth Bowl, Tzatziki, Drive me Mango, Wild Burger, Matcha Chia Pudding    July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The summer heat is back in full swing! While we’re all wanting “mangos, berries and that summer feeling” vibe in our lives, give your body the reboot it deserves as Wild & the Moon is ready to pump you up with the season’s much-needed essentials. Guided ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Dubai is seeing a steady increase in the registration of new business entities. Although there was a massive slowdown in the global economy on account of COVID-19, there has been a steady increase in new business entities registering in the UAE, in the past few weeks. This is an indication of the fact that as always, the UAE, specifically Dubai, has overcome the sluggishness in the market says Mr. Saeed Khalifa Mohammed Al Fuqaei, a UAE national who has established himself in the UAE business sector as a valued service provider. Since 2001, Mr. Khalifa has been providing Company Formation services to aspiring businessmen through his com ......read more

By Ole Hansen Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy will become increasingly apparent during the third quarter. While the Q2 was mostly about putting out fires and preventing a total collapse of the global economy, the repair work now begins in earnest. Since April, the economic impact of months of lockdowns had been painted over by a massive rally in global stock markets. However, support from the Fed (wall of liquidity), TINA (there is no alternative) and FOMO (fear of missing out) has started to show cracks.   The belief that we can and will r ......read more

The young heroes from the UAE are honored with the prestigious Diana Award 2020 for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change with the Tajneed UAE initiative.   DUBAI – July 2, 2020: Three UAE students from schools of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been conferred with prestigious Princess Diana Award for taking up exceptional social leadership roles with Tajneed UAE initiative in their respective schools.  The students -- 14-year-old Amith Mazin; 16-year-old Sanvi Rathod and Rania Ali Khan (aged 13) have been recognized with The Diana Award, dubbed the highest accolade that young persons can achieve for social action in humanitarian ......read more

Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’ ......read more

July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.     ......read more

• ‘Pivotal’ offers all-inclusive, no-commitment premium subscription for Jaguar and Land Rover models • Complete flexibility allows members to swap models or pause membership to suit them • All-electric Jaguar I-PACE and the latest plug-in hybrids Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport available to subscribers • Car subscriptions forecast to account for 10 per cent of European and US sales by 2025* • Pivotal is backed by InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital and mobility services arm     2 July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –  As more people choose flexible monthly payments over one-of ......read more

● Study of more than 400 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon identified significant development and learning difficulties when children are above the regular age for their grade. ● NYU researchers drew insights into potential impacts as children around the world return to school following COVID-19.     Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2020:   Researchers at Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, examined a variety of post-migration risks faced by Syrian refugee children enrolled in Lebanese public schools and found that students being older than expected for the grade in which they were placed was most ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2020:   The Ministry of Justice (MoJ), in coordination and cooperation with the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), announced the formation of a committee to interview and test applicants to register with the real estate experts’ roster at MoJ and work to prepare qualification and training programmes for those who passed the prescribed tests. The committee has approved the following classification categories as real estate experts: rental, appraisal, transaction, freehold, and general expert. Hend Al Marri, CEO of DREI, commented: “The formation of this committee is the result of a cooperation between MoJ and DREI to accredit a group of real estate ......read more

- Recent webinar examined Dubai’s advantages to Russian food exporters and attracted 131 participants from the UAE, Russia, Eurasia and Africa.   - Dubai’s food imports from Russia reached $305 million in 2019, while Dubai’s food exports to Russia amounted to $114 million.   - Khan: Dubai Chamber is seeing growing interest on the part of food producers in Russia who are keen to leverage Dubai as a re-export hub     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:  UAE-Russia food trade has increased steadily in recent years due to cooperation on food security and Moscow’s efforts to diversify exports, however, a recent Dubai Ch ......read more

From Rose to Karak, taste the summer with these unique scoops of gelatos!   July 02, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   What more could one possibly want on a sweltering day than a cool scoop or two of your favorite flavor? We aren’t talking icecream, it’s Gelato-o-clock!  Mazmi Café, a hidden gem in the heart of Dubai Souq, is known for serving some of the best breakfast spreads and home-blended coffee. This time around, Mazmi Café welcomes the summer with the launch of their special Gelato offerings.  Created from fresh and natural ingredients by traditional Italian artisans, this gluten-free dessert is the new go-to dessert for the summer! Pop in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Father, Nick Watson is set to climb virtually around the world taking on six landmarks in six continents while carrying his son, Rio on his back   Team AngelWolf are set to take on the world! After climbing the equivalent of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in their home, Father Nick and son Rio (17), a person with determination, have now set their sights on something much bigger. The father and son super duo will virtually travel around the world, climbing the equivalent size of the most famous landmarks from six continents as part of their ‘Climb with Rio World Tour’.    Over the ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:     The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). In 2022, the ICAO Assembly will consider if further amendments are necessary to address the impacts of COVID-19 to ensure the successful implementation of the scheme.  Airlines are committed to reducing net emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. This commitment is unchanged. CORSIA is a vital step in that direction, enabling carbon-neutral growth that will stabilize net em ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Hongqi, a leading Chinese luxury car marque owned by the Automaker FAW Car Company has broken ground in the United Arab Emirates. Hongqi is one of the earliest Chinese luxury passenger car marque and recently launched four impressive models at the Dubai International Motor Show 2019.     The prestigious company has successfully made a name for itself in the Chinese market and holds the title as the official car for the Chinese President. Hongqi rose with a 111% year-on-year growth in auto sales in the first four months of the year 2020 in China and is now gaining popularity in the Middle East.    The p ......read more

Outstanding achievement towards reshaping future of higher education using advanced technology Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: “We congratulate our wise leadership on our unprecedented regional achievement & take pride in HBMSU’s leading position that supports UAE's competitiveness on global educational landscape” Mansoor Al Awar: “With our adoption of AWS, we continue to pioneer change & progress in line with directives of HBMSU’s president to build a knowledge society and invest in creative minds and promising competencies to ensure our readiness for future” Move highlights HBMSU’s commitment to harnessing Cloud Computing, to redefine fu ......read more

The Ministry of Economy participates in a video conference with Trade Counsellors of the European Union Member States Al Kait: “At the root of all this tragedy, of COVID-19, is the “shared responsibility” of the international community and the leveraging of extensive dialogue between the public and private sectors as an opportunity to ensure complementarities and synergies.” Wide spectrum of opportunities to boost bilateral trade between the UAE and the EU EU countries are UAE’s most important source of food commodities, as the EU acquires more than 15 per cent of UAE’s total imports from the world. More than 43 per cent of UAE's imports of ......read more

Complementary portfolios and technology strengths to ensure continuity, enhance customer value and bring growth opportunities.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17, 20181 , Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd today announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. Hitachi has an 80.1 percent stake in this new joint venture entity (which has business volume of approximately 10 billion USD2 ) and ABB holds the balance. Toshikazu Nishino, Executive Vice President of Hitachi, is the Chairman of the new entity and Claudio Facchin the CEO. The new ent ......read more

• Maserati Nettuno: 100% Maserati: 100% Made in Modena • A futuristic engine produced by Maserati’s team of technicians and engineers, protected by international patents. • Technical specifications confirmed for the new engine. • Technological features derived from Formula 1,  resulting in improved engine efficiency, increased performance and reduced consumption.  • The MC20 super sportscar, the first Maserati to adopt the new engine, will be presented during the “MMXX:The time to be audacious” event  which will take place on 9 and 10 September in Modena     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:&nb ......read more

July 01, 2020:  A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second references and five new Selfwinding Chronograph models. Adorned with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours, these novelties offer a new contemporary twist to this timeless round watch.   Rising to a new challenge, Audemars Piguet craftspeople have affirmed their creative vision via new smoked lacquered dials with sunburst pattern in hues of blue, burgundy, purple, as well as light and dark grey. The dials’ artistry is enhanced by the watch’s extra-thin bezel and double curved glareproofed sapphi ......read more

• Dubai Startup Hub Market Access programme’s second cohort attracted 44 startup submissions, 55% of which came from outside the UAE   • Corporate members Emirates NBD, Sumitomo and Accenture team up with 9 startups offering cutting-edge solutions to existing challenges     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced the successful conclusion of the Market Access programme’s second cohort, which saw several high-potential startups joining forces with leading UAE corporates at a recent business pitching and matchmaking event.   T ......read more

**GOBARE: the perfect versatile shaving device for convenience and comfort**    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   With pools and beaches now open for us all to enjoy this Summer, it’s time to get your post-lockdown pamper on, to de-fuzz and show the best version of you. One way to make this happen as quickly, cheaply and most importantly, painless as possible, is with Magnitone London.  The GoBare Lady Shaver is the perfect go-to when it comes to hair removal. This compact, handbag sized device is deceivingly powerful with up to 100 minutes use after only 2 hours of full charge. The mighty convenient micro-USB charging makes it perfect for ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   The dual crisis engendered by the conflict over production levels within OPEC + and the reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted a global, sector-wide downturn in the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry that has left the oil-dependent economies vulnerable in terms of fiscal revenue. Demand for oil has fallen by over 18 percent since the beginning of the year, leading to a steep decline of more than 70 percent in the price of oil. Deloitte has just released its new report, Impact of oil industry crisis on the GCC and potential responses, which explores different potential responses GCC countries can take to address the imp ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   Because everything your skin and hair needs during the warm and sunny season cannot fit into one single product, you should indulge in an array goodness gifted to us by nature. From coconut, charcoal, rose, honey, pineapple, ginseng, orange and turmeric, whatever your skin type is Mother Nature will infuse its goodness in it.   SEPHORA COLLECTION - Hair Sleeping Mask The coconut hair sleeping mask nourishes and repairs hair fibers making it softer and visibly more beautiful without weighing it down.  Price: 30 AED / 30 SAR / 2.5 KWD / 3 BHD / 30 QAR BRIOGEO - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coco Oil Shampoo This unique sh ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:  We’re only a few weeks away from Eid Al-Adha and while many of us are still limiting family gatherings and hanging out with friends in public, it’s still a thoughtful gesture to buy and send your loved ones gifts during this special occasion. So, if you’re uncertain of what to buy for all the special humans in your life and want to save yourself the hassle of browsing for hours, our curated gift guide is here for the rescue with unique gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces! Whether you're on a budget or you want to splurge, we hope this guide makes your gift hunting process a little easier!   ......read more

Intelligent smartphone features exceptional photography elements    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    As young consumers continue to look for important upgrades to the camera experience in their smartphone devices, global technology brand, HONOR, brings the latest innovations users need with the newly released HONOR 9A.  Equipped with the All-Round Triple Camera and Front Selfie Camera, HONOR 9A offers an exceptional and functional photography experience, in any environment. Along with the long-lasting 5000mAh battery and expandable storage to 512 GB by inserting a microSD card, users can enjoy a seamless and limitless user experience with all esse ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2020:   Dubai’s real estate sector has been impacted by a slew of unprecedented events, but residential market sales are surviving the current economic crisis relatively well. This is according to a new KPMG report titled Post-pandemic plans for concrete recovery, which analyzes the prospects for Dubai’s real estate and hospitality sectors in the wake of Covid-19. According to the report, Dubai’s real estate sector is facing significant challenges in the current environment. While demand may be temporarily saturated, government and industry stakeholder incentives are keeping investors engaged and many developers intend to continue projects as ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students have succeeded in developing a quarantine tracking mobile application for COVID-19. This project offered students the opportunity to put their technology skills to the test while contributing to the fight against COVID-19. The application is based on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and geolocation features to enable monitoring of quarantined individuals and ensures compliance with government guidelines.  The smart solution was developed by Maha Yaghi and Tasnim Basmaji, students on the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, and supervised by Dr. Mohammed G ......read more

+++BMW Group Plant Leipzig and customers mark the end of an era +++18 unique BMW i8 Roadsters +++High-level customisation requires production and process expertise   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   Leipzig. Austin Yellow. British Racing Green. Le Mans Blue. The last 18 BMW i8 vehicles left BMW Group Plant Leipzig today as their future owners looked on. Each car was a one-off created in close collaboration with the customer. “The degree of customisation in these vehicles threw up some major logistical and process challenges,” said Plant Director Hans-Peter Kemser. “But our i production unit has proved yet again that nothing is impossi ......read more

The sum of exceptional savoir-faire of the Parmigiani Fleurier Manufacture   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    "We would like to congratulate the FHH on the creation of the new Watches & Wonders digital platform. Our Manufacture is proud to be part of this new project and introduce the Toric Slate Tourbillon, a timepiece that embodies our values: high horology and a contemporary interpretation of the teachings of the past. " Davide Traxler, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier For the launch of the Watches & Wonders digital platform, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to introduce the new Toric Tourbillon Slate, a distinguished timepiece re ......read more

The lunar calendar in all its glory   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   Two years after it first appeared, Parmigiani Fleurier is updating the aesthetic of the Tonda 1950 Lune with a model featuring a slate dial and a second design with round diamonds on the bezel. Both showcase the poetry of the "lunar calendar" complication which illuminates their dial with a new layout. Behind this harmony, it is easy to forget the sheer mechanical complexity required to create an ultra-thin self-winding movement which comprises so many time indications. The Tonda 1950 Lune is both a technical and beautiful tour de force. Tonda 1950 Lune with slate dial Wit ......read more

Online searches for ‘space’, ‘Emirati astronaut’, and ‘NASA’ see substantial increases over the past year   Dubai, UAE – 01 July, 2020:  As the UAE readies to embrace history as the first Arab country to launch an unmanned, interplanetary satellite to Mars, the nation’s residents’ interest in space and related topics has gone into orbit, according to historical back-data collected by SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. Originally announced in 2014, the Emirates Mars Mission - also known as the Hope Mars Mission - has sparked considerable interest among UAE residents over the past 12 months, with searches ......read more

Live digital session with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State and Dr. Farouk El-Baz, NASA space scientist and geologist Moderated live from Japan by Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, MBRSC United Arab Emirates –  1 July 2020:  The imminent Hope Probe mission to Mars wll be the subject under discussion on Saturday 11 July 2020 19:30 GST with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State and Dr. Farouk El-Baz, NASA space scientist and geologist. They will be joined live from Kagoshima, Japan by Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). The speakers will assess what space exploration has taught ......read more

New Solstice® E-Cooling heat transfer agents cool data centers and other electronic applications with greater efficiency, reduced environmental impact     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 July 2020 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced the launch of a breakthrough platform of liquid heat transfer agents that cool high-performance electronics more efficiently and effectively than traditional methods that use air and water. These new heat transfer agents lower operational costs for applications such as data centers that use high-performance servers. Solstice E-Cooling, the newest addition to Honeywell’s revolutionary line of next-generation low-global-warming poten ......read more

COVID-19 is a sense check and provides an opportunity for businesses to reimagine and start afresh on the journey of digital transformation     Dubai, UAE; July 01, 2020: Over 350 business leaders joined the virtual session on ‘Enterprise and Market Resilience during COVID-19’, hosted by Protiviti Member Firm for the MENA Region. The theme was on the digital response to COVID-19, deliberating upon how automation, technology, cloud and analytics can help organizations overcome the crisis and equip them better post COVID.   At the forum, Jonathan Wyatt, Protiviti’s Global Leader for Digital Transformation, highlighted: “The crisis has revea ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   IOC Middle East FZE, Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, India’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and RR Holdings Ltd., Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the holding company of Beximco LPG of Bangladesh, today signed an agreement for the formation of a 50:50 Joint Venture Company (JVC) for LPG business in Bangladesh.   Mr. Dharmedra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Govt. of India, who presided over the function, said that the agreement is a major milestone in the annals of India-Bangladesh cooperation when a group company of IndianOil based in Dubai i ......read more

LG’s Air Purifiers Feature Innovative Technologies Backed by the British Allergy Foundation to Prevent Allergens Known to Cause Respiratory and Skin Diseases   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:  The quality of the air we breathe has a direct impact on our health and wellbeing. This applies not just to our environment, but indoors as well – where we spend a majority of our time. Children, babies and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to airborne allergens that could cause respiratory ailments like asthma, and keeping the indoor environment safe from allergens is crucial to ensuring they remain healthy.  Chronic respiratory illnesses like asth ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:     Dubai Customs joined the world in celebrating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26th June every year. The Government organization organized a regional interactive workshop under the auspices of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, which aimed to more knowledge and experience exchange, and more cooperation in fighting illicit trafficking.    The Federal Customs Authority, the Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (Rilo) in Saudi, the Saudi Customs, local customs departments and more than 200 participants took part in the online worksh ......read more

In a virtual introductory meeting involving 32 Dubai government entities UAE, 30 June 2020 – The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) launched the Legislative Audit e-System (LAS) during a virtual introductory meeting attended by 32 local government entities that are subject to legislative audit. The launch, which took place via the Microsoft Teams platform, formed part of the ongoing efforts to ensure optimal application of legislation in Dubai in line with the emirate’s ambitious development plan. H.E. Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General, and Mohammed Juma Al Suwaidi, SLC Assistant Secretary General, p ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:    The 21st season of the Master Maserati driving courses begins, with a complete offering of sporty driving courses. In fact, this year the Master Maserati calendar includes a total of 7 events (with various  formats) at the Varano de’ Melegari circuit from 3 July to 23 October 2020. The Master Maserati driving courses have adopted specific preventive measures and  special protocols to minimise any health risks during the activities and to enable customers to enjoy themselves in conditions of the greatest safety. For more than 20 years, Maserati’s driving courses have been enabling participants to drive t ......read more

Abu Dhabi 29th June 2020:  Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Police, have announced that entry to Abu Dhabi emirate is permitted for all those who have received a negative Covid-19 test result within the previous 48 hours. Results must be shown via the Alhosn App, or a text message from any hospital, or screening centre in the UAE that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme. The movement of mail and all types of goods is exempted. The public must continue to adhere to all precautionary measures, including wearing masks and practising social distancing inside vehi ......read more

  ** New Awards Recognising Exceptional Individuals in the Global Spa, Beauty and Wellness Industry Launches 1st July **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Spa Connectors, a global company offering business, training and recruitment solutions to the spa industry, specialising in 5-star hotels, resorts, stand-alone spas and wellness concepts is driving a movement to reward talent in the community on a global scale by launching The Hall of Wellness Awards 2020. Independently as a business, Spa Connectors are passionate about nurturing talent in their own unique ways within spas, salons and wellness facilities worldwide. Now, they aspire to br ......read more

• Madagascar’s first commercial 5G network launched on 3.6-3.7 GHz band • Telma 5G network went live June 26, 2020 • 5G to power new consumer services, IoT and business applications     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Telma Madagascar has switched on its 5G commercial network to offer subscribers high-speed services enabled by the new generation of mobile connectivity. Powered by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the 5G network is now live in Madagascar.   Two key 5G use cases for the Madagascar market are enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). With greater capacity, higher data speeds and redu ......read more

Andrew will assume his role from 1 July 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 June 2020:  Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the leading UAE-based global satellite operator, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Cole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will assume the position from 1 July onwards. Andrew joins Yahsat soon after the company boosted its leadership with four Emirati executive appointments to lead its government, commercial, operational and technical business units. Andrew has 25 years of cross-sector experience in senior finance, operational and advisory roles. From 2015 to 2019, he was the Group Financial Controller at SES, a company with ......read more

EMEA Equity Research Daily Highlights BofA Global Research Media Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Refer to important disclosures at the end of these reports (see links below). Please note, you may quote directly from this research report solely in your reporting as a member of the media; however all quotes must be cited as having come from a BofA Global Research report. All other copying, redistribution, retransmission, republication and any other unauthorized dissemination or use of the contents of the report or the link thereto are prohibited. If you are interested in interviewing an analyst, your request must be directed to Research Communi ......read more

-   Over 800 employees dedicated 15,000 hours during the virtual corporate volunteering initiative in the midst of COVID 19, benefitting over 50,000 individuals    - Remote Volunteering activities included digital life skills sessions for children, learning and development webinars for youth and robotics workshops    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:    Over 800 employee volunteers participated in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Give & Gain 2020, which was held virtually from 23rd April to 21st May for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on digital skills and activities involving youth, the eld ......read more

BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals strong brands across categories prove resilient to extreme stress Just launched, the report examines pandemic impact and implications for future growth   • Investment in marketing and brand-building critical for business recovery post-COVID-19  • Innovation and creativity key drivers of growth as BrandZ Top 100’s total worth hits $5 trillion and delivers US$277bn in additional brand value growth • Amazon maintains no. 1 spot and accounts for a third of the Top 100 total growth • TikTok enters the ranking for the first time at no. 79   30th June 2020; Dubai, UAE: The world&rsqu ......read more

• Bin Mejren: Advancing digital transformation and integrating services between the public and private sectors • Abdulqader Musa: The new channels facilitate procedures for customers and reduce paperwork   Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2020:   In line with the directives of the UAE government towards becoming a smart government, The Dubai Rental Disputes Center (RDC) provided new payment channels by enhancing cooperation and strengthening strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors in Dubai to provide facilities for customers to complete their payments directly through flexible and easy procedures via their bank accounts. To achieve these goals, R ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in May showing a slight improvement in the air cargo market. But capacity remains unable to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly cargo operations on passenger aircraft that have been parked.   • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 20.3% in May (-21.5% for international operations) compared to the previous year. That is an improvement from the 25.6% year-on-year drop recorded in April.  • Global capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), shrank by 34.7% i ......read more

Ninth edition of virtual conference to tackle advantages of global market expansion June 30, 2020- The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is set to host the ninth edition of its webinar on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, as part of its ongoing bid to sustain robust trade activities and partnerships between Arab and Brazilian firms amid the current pandemic.  Titled ‘Tools for Global Competitiveness,’ the upcoming webinar will highlight effective business development strategies and devices for a more resilient market presence and leadership in Brazil and key Arab states. Brazilian companies planning to expand their footprint in major Arab industries are some of the part ......read more

Dr. Desislava Markova, a Fetal Medicine Specialist from a prominent IVF clinic Abu Dhabi outlines handy tips for expectant mothers to have a smooth pregnancy during the pandemic  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Pregnancy is a special time for couples – full of excitement and happiness. However, given the current situation, and the increasing restrictions imposed on our lives as the world grapples with this pandemic, expectant mothers can feel anxious and nervous. To ensure pregnant women can sail through this period smoothly, Dr. Desislava Markova, Lead, Fetal Medicine, IVI Fetal Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, outlines some easy tips to help women pro ......read more

 Health Promotion Department organizes youth circle in cooperation with Federal Youth Authority     Sharjah, June 29, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), has hosted a virtual youth circle titled “The role of youth in the fight against COVID-19” to discuss how electronic systems and social media can help combat the spread of Covid-19.   Held through video conference in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority, the online event saw the participation of more than 286 young men and women. The youth circle shed light on the responsibility of young people to ma ......read more

Now available on an extended Secured-core PC line of 12 ThinkPad™ X1, T, X and P series devices, Lenovo introduces new custom BIOS and imaging configuration service for Secured-core PC customers. Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2020 – Lenovo announced a significant expansion of Secured-core PCs within its ThinkShield™ portfolio. In addition to offering a wider selection of these devices, Lenovo also introduced its new Secured-core PC Enablement Service to support customers with custom imaging, BIOS protection, and configuration of operating system settings. Designed to simplify and further secure the deployment of these devices within an organization, this new factory service can ......read more

Following emergency pandemic response, the Tomorrow Rising fund by the Schneider Electric Foundation focuses support on recovery and resiliency   ● Schneider Electric Foundation launched the Tomorrow Rising Fund to help vulnerable communities respond, recover and become more resilient in the wake of Covid-19 ● Schneider Electric’s people and partners across +60 countries have joined in by fundraising and volunteering to contribute to 65 projects which benefit +800,000 people ● Following the initial emergency response, the fund continues to support education and professional training to secure the best future for young people and their communities & ......read more

The launch of the tough new commercial Defender 90 and 110 later this year will restore the    Hard Top name to the line-up   • Back to business: Practical commercial versions of New Defender 90 and 110 will restore the Hard Top name to the iconic 4x4 family • Unstoppable capability: New Defender Hard Top* body designs will bring unrivalled breadth of on and off-road capability to the commercial vehicle sector • Professional versatility: Land Rover’s most capable and durable commercial vehicle ever will provide a unique combination of cargo space, practicality and comfort   • Clever and connected: Central front-row jump seat opt ......read more

The new and unique set up is set to serve 3 emirates namely – Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE announced the opening of a new branch with a different concept in the Al Tayy area. Due to the strategic location and ease of connectivity, this new branch will serve the emirates of Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, providing them with food and non-food commodities at a comparatively lower price range of 15 to 20%. This comes within the framework of supporting the wise leadership’s direction and translating the rational aim of providing sustainable food resources in the co ......read more

Intelligent wearable features exciting new activity modes for the health-conscious consumer   Dubai, UAE 30 June 2020 – Global leading technology brand, HONOR, has announced a range of exciting upgrades to the HONOR MagicWatch 2. The perfect companion for summer activity, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 is the next generation of HONOR smartwatches, with its exceptional innovations in design, battery and functionality.    100 Workout Modes to Discover on the HONOR MagicWatch 2  In addition to 15 pre-installed workout modes, HONOR is bolstering its fitness tracking capabilities by adding 85 new customized workout modes automatically detecting six different cat ......read more

Gabriela Rizova brings rich sales leadership experience to spearhead the sales campaign for the Phase II of the US$5 billion Heart of Europe island tourism and second home destination off the coast of Dubai      Date: Dubai, UAE; June 30, 2020:  Kleindienst Group, developer of The Heart of Europe – the US$5 billion (Dh18.3 billion) master-planned leisure tourism and second home island destination – has strengthened its sales leadership team with a series of appointments, including appointing Gabriela Rizova as its new Head of Sales for the Heart of Europe project.   Gabriela Rizova, former Sales Director of Azizi Developments, who has ......read more

Calligaris collection includes fabric and leather beds with contemporary and welcoming shapes, available in a large variety of colors. Also available in the "container" version, which offers extra space, accessible without effort thanks to an easy and safe mechanism.    SLEEPING In the sleeping area, the sober elegance of Calligaris is best expressed, leaving space for sleep, dreams and intimacy with beds and furniture that tiptoe into the room. Calligaris beds are the result of the desire to offer everyone an island of well-being, which reflects the personality and tastes of those who sleep there.   SLEEPING CATEGORIES Double beds Calligaris be ......read more

Dubai – 29 June 2020:   Three customs centers (Hamriya, Creek and Deira Wharfage) at Dubai Customs have dealt with 5,700 traditional dhows and vessels in the last 5 months of 2020. The positive figures, during what has been a testing time, reflects a resilient economy that maintains diversity, even during crises. The customs centers, operated by the Coastal Customs Center Management, have been active and busy as ever during the pandemic in dealing with large volume of goods. Creek and Deira Wharfage centers dealt with 3,300 dhows, carrying 124,000 tons of cargo worth Dh3.3b. Hamriya Port dealt with 2,402 vessels (1,165 wooden dhows and 1,237 vessels). Cargo included vehicles, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 29 June 2020:   As part of its efforts to raise awareness about the importance of adopting sustainability practices and provide environment friendly district cooling services, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has launched a consumption rationalization campaign under the theme ’ Set your AC at 24°C Auto and Save’. The campaign will run until the end of summer and aims to encouraging its customers to rationalize the district cooling consumption during the summer season by setting the air- conditioner thermostat at 24°C, as well as using innovative and eco-friendly methods that help in reducing indoor temperature and monthly costs, ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:    With the PocariSweat 10K Run taking place this Friday, Dubai Sports Council have brought in renowned fitness trainer Marco Schillaci to give final-minute tips to participants. Schillaci will host a virtual coaching session on Wednesday, at 6pm on Dubai Sports Council’s Instagram account, to prepare participants for the virtual race that is being organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Pocari Sweat, which is an Ion supply drink from Japan that replenishes and balances body fluids lost through sweating and hydrates longer than water. The PocariSweat 10K Run takes place on July 3, from 12:01am to 11:59pm Dubai time, ......read more

TONE Free Model HBS-FN6 with UVnano Case Removes Germs While Charging       DUBAI, June 29, 2020 — LG Electronics (LG) has revealed two new LG TONE Free true wireless earbuds (models HBS-FN6 and HBS-FN4), both delivering exceptional listening experience with lifelike audio thanks to Meridian Audio technology. LG HBS-FN6 features LG’s industry-first UVnano case which eliminates bacteria and germs on the earbuds as they charge. The new canal-type design delivers a more comfortable fit and comes in two colors: matte Stylish Black and glossy Modern White.   The earbuds deliver an extra dimension courtesy of HSP (Headphone Spatial Processing) tech ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2020 - Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has issued a circular lifting the timing restrictions for maritime activities. The step indicates the return of the maritime sector in Dubai to its normal pace following the Dubai Government’s successful completion of the National Disinfection Programme, which paved the way for the restoration of economic activities including tourism initiatives. DMCA continues its efforts to implement all the necessary measures to regulate and facilitate maritime activities that would strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading global maritime hub. The Authority focuses on developing and implementing the legal and legislative frame ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   The highly anticipated introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series to the smartphone market earlier this year has undoubtedly exceeded expectations, receiving rave reviews from consumers and industry professionals alike. The launch of the Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra indeed marked the beginning of a new era in smartphone innovation, opening up a world of possibilities and elevating the experiences of Samsung enthusiasts to newfound heights.  In particular, one aspect has been singled out for praise more than any other, the most influential feature of each S20 series device. Of course, we are talking about the next-generation ca ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   As the summer temperatures continue to rise, it’s time to unleash your wild side and bring a bit of sunshine into your home. Give your interiors a sweet taste of the exotic with the latest collection from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor that will transform your living space into a tropical paradise.  Inspired by the warm and vibrant colors of faraway lands, the new tropical collection features a wide range of home furnishings and unique accessories that can instantly uplift your interiors and give you a holiday vibe all year. Whether you are looking to add just a little ‘island-chic’ to your apartment or give yo ......read more

Say goodbye to traditional white ceilings and create a striking interior with a wallpapered ceiling by Sedar Global Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   Forget accent walls statement ceilings are the new hot interior trend. The ceiling rarely plays the starring role in a room. It is often forgotten, or simply given a simple whitewash. However, according to wallpaper specialists Sedar Global, the fifth wall is becoming more mainstream. Nahel Selo Creative Director at Sedar Global comments “with people spending more time in the home than ever before, wallpapered ceilings are becoming a popular option for a quick and cost-effective room makeover. Offering an incredib ......read more

Pogačar takes title while Polanc claims bronze       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   Tadej Pogačar put in a storming ride on home soil to claim gold in the Slovenian National Time Trial Championships. Pogačar takes title while Polanc claims bronze.   The 21 year old put in a blistering time of 31:10:48 on the 15.6km course, 9 seconds clear of runner-up Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who had claimed the road race title the previous week.   Jan Polanc put in a brave ride to claim the bronze medal and end a strong week of competition in Slovenia.   Pogačar: “After second place last week, c ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   With all of us quarantined in our homes, our communication has been strictly bound to zoom calls and virtual get-togethers! Let’s admit, we’ve been chilling around in our lounge wear all day, with no incentive to dress up. Now, as the world is gradually opening up and working from the office has resumed – it’s time to look and feel your best again! We’ve been also seeing that everyone is going on staycations and getting that gorgeous tan back. So, ladies, it is time now for us to tell you how to master a gorgeous back to office fresh makeup look when you are tanned. Let’s get to it.    ......read more

Industry veteran Rosa Tahmaseb will be the new Secretary-General for the Middle East North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC) as the industry starts to gear up for re-opening of numerous venues across the region.        Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   The Board of the Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC), the leisure and entertainment industry council representing the Middle East’s growing leisure attractions sector, has appointed Rosa Tahmaseb as new Secretary-General, effective from June 2020.   Rosa Tahmaseb, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience brings with her a wide r ......read more

• New Land Rover Defender reimagines the iconic 4x4 for the 21st century  • Legendary off-road SUV draws from more than 70 years of innovation to blend unparalleled all-terrain ability with supreme on-road comfort     Dubai, UAE, 28 June, 2020:  Al Tayer Motors, the exclusive retailer for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in the UAE has announced the arrival of the new Land Rover Defender at its showrooms   Combining over seven decades of innovation, Land Rover’s iconic 4x4 made its debut with a special Defender-only display at Al Tayer Motors flagship showrooms on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and Premier Motors in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi. Previ ......read more

• Travellers from Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can submit their visa applications at the UK Visa Application Centres from 28 June 2020   • Optional Priority Visa, Super Priority Visa, and Walk-in services will not be offered initially   • As part of health precautions, prior appointment is mandatory; customers may be required to undergo temperature checks, wear facemasks and maintain physical distancing.     From 28 June 2020, UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services at Visa Application Centres in Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City), Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh), ......read more

- Dubai Chamber webinar attended by over 130 business leaders from the UAE, Mozambique and Southern Africa   - Event familiarised Dubai-based companies with competitive advantages of doing business in Mozambique and process of setting up in the African country    - Khan: Dubai-based companies that have the right level of expertise and investments to fill gaps in the Mozambican market     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:    Mozambique is on its way to becoming one of the world’s largest energy producers, and its growing oil and gas market is ripe with business opportunities that companies in Dubai can capitalise on, indu ......read more

Not without my arm candy! Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020:   Your outfit is never complete without a good bag. So, just like you keep a watch out for trends in clothes and shoes, check out what's trending in bags too. The current bag trend is all about shape and the box bag is topping this trend.  Let's welcome the splurge worthy box bags from Steve Madden that add instant polish to absolutely any ensemble, elevating even the simplest jeans and tee outfit. There is something so alluring about their structured silhouette that you just have to get your hands on it.   ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading has already facilitated the return of more than 1000 Indians to their home country.  He has borne the complete  ticket expense and COVID testing fees, apart from food kit for over 1000 Indians from the UAE who got repatriated. This has been a personal initiative from his side to help those who are unable to meet the expenses in order to travel to our homeland.  The next chartered flight that Dr. Datar is planning on 30th June, will be to repatriate labourers who want to get back to their hometown due to diverse reasons and the flight will ......read more

185 Indians to fly to Cochin on 3rd July 2020 in a chartered flight arranged by  J&J Marketing L.L.C. Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   The COVID-19 outbreak has left thousands of Indians stranded since its outbreak at the end of 2019. With commercial aviation difficulty, cancellations and dilemma, a good number of Indians were left with little to no alternatives to return to their home country. A trip with certainty and safety to return home comes with a fully sponsored repatriation flight which is made possible, thanks to the efforts and coordination between Mr. Jiji & team and the Government bodies.   Mr. Jiji Varghese, Managing D ......read more

Enjoy a great discount of about 30-75% on selected items across all their stores in the UAE and online too!        June 28, 2020 - Dubai, UAE:   Love saving dirhams but love shopping too? Look no further, Dubai Summer Surprise is here! UAE’s chic casualwear brand, Springfield, is back with a bang this summer. Modern, stylish and genuine clothing with an attitude for real people in their day to day life, shop some of their best-selling pieces including their classic bermudas and polos and floral dresses at a mind-blowing price all throughout the sale.   Dubai’s annual citywide celebration will usher in six weeks of sales across ......read more

283,000 cruise ship tourists recorded last year, up 46.63 per cent compared to 2018 Key projects help diversify Oman's tourism offerings to meet demand for unique experiences Hotel apartments increased by 14.5 per cent in 2019 Strategic partnerships with Ministry of Tourism help drive more growth and development for the sector June 28, 2020: The Sultanate of Oman welcomed more than 3.5 million tourists in 2019, which reflected an 8.14 per cent increase as compared to the number of visits registered in 2018. The growth can be attributed to the continuing efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism to entice more regional and international visitors to the country and achieve the ......read more

Ajman Free Zone’s efforts accounted for 22 per cent of the total number of contracts made by free zone-based investors The support has helped increase the total procurement and contracts of AFZ-based SMEs to 12 per cent Seven per cent growth seen in procurement support during the first five months of the year as compared to 2019 during the same period 28 June 2020: As part of its commitment to promote economic growth and continued support to the busines community, Ajman Free Zone’s procurement support to free zone-based investors has increased by 7 per cent (year-on-year) in the first five months of 2020. According to official data, 22 per cent of the total purchases ......read more

New Analysis by Boston Consulting Group Reveals That the COVID-19 Crisis May Have Accelerated Peak Demand for Fossil Fuel by More Than a Decade, Causing It to Reach Its Zenith in 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   As the short-term economic fallout of the global COVID-19 pandemic becomes increasingly visible, recent research by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) suggests that the crisis may have a significant long-term impact on global energy markets. Most notably, it may have caused demand for fossil fuels to reach its peak last year. BCG’s article, titled Have We Passed Peak Demand for Fossil Fuels? explores energy scenarios through 2030. BCG&rsqu ......read more

An escape, with 'La Pause' Spring / Summer 2020 collection      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   A break taken between past and future, a moment in which one finds themselves. Playful romance, modern femininity, combined with an edge - breaking down the lines between a strong feminine and active wardrobe. Uncomplicated, seamless looks provide a sense of ease and choice to a modern lifestyle. Clean, rich craftsmanship, comes in bold statement looks women can wear with confidence. “La Pause is about feeling, understanding, being and finding who you are. We wanted to create a collection with a sense of ease and choice, which women c ......read more

• Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay and Race Director Craig Wilson about Jaguar’s entry into Formula E, adapting to new ways of working and the latest announcement that ABB FIA Formula E will conclude season six in Berlin       28 June 2020:  Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, ......read more

By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA June 28, 2020:   The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to the ramifications of the pandemic as well as other global events. Recent news revealed updates on ......read more

Balancing the right pH in human body is essential to avoid risk for organ damage that can happen due to excess acidity or alkalinity Imbalanced pH levels could lead to respiratory issues due to too much or too little CO2 in our bodies Avoid processed food, excessive caffeine, sodas, etc, that can build acidity in our body, advises Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo at RAK Hospital Sunday 28th June, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  At a time when boosting our immunity is of paramount importance, UAE residents need to be more careful of their choice of food to maintain the right pH balance as well, suggest doctors at RAK Hospital. Giving advice on the topic, Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo, Health and Life ......read more

Dr. Melado, IVF expert at the world-renowned IVF Clinic UAE offers insights into the process Dubai, UAE, 28th June 2020: Increasing fertility awareness and the rising trend of delayed parenthood in women have helped spike the demand for egg freezing over the recent years. “From technologies used to success rates, learning the fundamentals before opting for this procedure is an essential key to achieving the desired results”, emphasized Dr. Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, IVI Fertility Clinic Middle East, which runs clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat in Oman.   “Egg freezing is an advancement in the field of Reproductive Medicine that provides many wom ......read more

● The Official Dubai House Price Monthly Index saw a rise of 0.54 per cent as the index value moved from 1.115 to 1.121, a rise of 0.006 points ● In May 2020, Dubai Land Department recorded 1,440 transactions worth AED 2.47 billion ● 66.5 per cent of these transactions were in the off-plan market and 33.5 per cent in the secondary market   Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2020 - Dubai Land Department (DLD), in cooperation with Property Finder, launched the third edition of Mo’asher, Dubai’s official sales price index. The base year for Mo’asher is 2012 and the base month for the monthly index is January 2012, with the base quarter for the quarterly ind ......read more

32 government entities participating in the Dubai Government Excellence Program Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:    In support of the continuous efforts towards securing the cyberspace in the Emirate of Dubai, the Dubai Cyber Security Center (DESC) held the fourth annual meeting with government entities in the Emirate of Dubai to discuss preparations for the evaluation of the cyber security indicators included within the fourth generation of the Dubai Government Excellence Program. The virtual meeting was held with the participation of 32 strategic Dubai government partners and 85 specialists in information security and organizational excellence. The meeting aims ......read more

• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role i ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy, Saxo Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   The commodity market looks set to finish Q2, or the recovery quarter, with strong gains in energy and metals. Overall, however, the Bloomberg Commodity Index which tracks a basket of key commodity futures has only managed a small return relative to other markets. The reason being is the drag from agriculture commodities, some of which have been weighed down by ample stocks and reduced demand from consumers in lockdown.  However, as we end what has been a very volatile and at times troubling first-half, driven by the worst pandemic-related slump in global growth since WW ......read more

Global Rates Weekly: Wave theory BofA Global Research Media Relations   Refer to important disclosures at the end of this report (see link below). Please note, you may quote directly from this research report solely in your reporting as a member of the media; however all quotes must be cited as having come from a BofA Global Research report. All other copying, redistribution, retransmission, republication and any other unauthorized dissemination or use of the contents of the report or the link thereto are prohibited. If you are interested in interviewing an analyst, your request must be directed to Research Communications & Media Relations. Global Rates Weekly   ......read more

Report reinforces guiding principles on Sustainable Finance  Encourages growth of sustainable investments opportunities in the UAE    Abu Dhabi, June 28th 2020:   Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), part of ADQ, has launched today its first Sustainability Report. The report is the first across the region to be presented in such a comprehensive format and is expected to be updated annually.   The report is aligned with ADX’s growth strategy, which aims to increase the adoption of sustainable financing in the Emirate and drive capital towards investments that have positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts. The report i ......read more

Gold and gold industry primer - 8th edition Intended as a desk reference for generalists or new analysts covering the precious metals space, our eighth edition Gold and Gold Industry Primer tackles subjects germane to gold and the global gold producer sector. Key sections include economic drivers, gold supply and demand trends, industry fundamentals and sector valuations. For the sake of brevity, the following sections (which were in the Seventh Edition) were excluded from this primer: 1) Maps of global gold mining regions (link); 2) KPMG insights into NAV (link); 3) Mining investor red flags (link); 4) Global gold M&A trends in 2019 (link); 5) Evolution of the global gold sector (l ......read more

Community driven initiative aimed at supporting those impacted by the Coronavirus market impacts. July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Now is the time to support and give back to the community more than ever. Contemporary dusitD2 Kenz Hotel located in Barsha Heights is launching a CSR initiative called “dusitD2 for Humanity” aimed at supporting individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 market impacts, by providing one-month accommodation for four individuals/ families.  The dusitD2 for Humanity initiative, in collaboration with Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina is opened to the general public of U.A.E. to nominate themselves or someone in need, t ......read more

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