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- Start-up is major step in process for upcoming generation of emissions-free electricity - Process undertaken in line with regulatory requirements and highest international standards for nuclear quality and safety 02 August 2020, Abu Dhabi,  UAE: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:  Gaviria takes victory on second stage of Vuelta Burgos. On the second day of competition after the official resumption of the teams racing calendar, UAE Team Emirates claimed their latest win. The win came to Fernando Gaviria, who dominated the final sprint on the 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Burgos,... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   Looking for a great deal on your next car purchase? Head down to Dubai Festival City Mall next week and check out the Lexus pre-owned line-up. From the 4th to the 7th of August 2020, Al-Futtaim Lexus, the exclusive distributor of Lexus cars in the UAE, is offering car buyers the chance ... Read more
Frequent Screenings, Effective Measures, Aligned Policies and International Standards Were Endorsed at the Webinar  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   The leading business and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), organised the ‘Collaboration for a Safe and Sustainable Growth’ webinar to kick-start... Read more
• Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons• The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals • The Tomorrow Rising Fund, by the Schneider Electric ... Read more
Resilient Company Weathering Storm of Global Public Health, Economic Crises Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 01, 2020:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) second-quarter 2020 financial results were affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. Consolidated revenue of KRW 12.83 trillion (USD 10.51 billion) was 17.9 percent... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2020:  Still thinking what to do this Eid-al-adah? Head to Dalma Mall for a thrilling episode of a nail-biting shopping spree challenge, that you just can’t resist..  . Out of all the entries received, 7 lucky families will be selected by a randomizer and will be invited to take the challenge on... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   The Lincoln Navigator continues to turn heads and impress consumers, earning the top award in the Large Premium SUV segment for the third consecutive year in the 2020 J.D. Power US APEAL study.The Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study measures owners’ emotional attac... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 29th July 2020:  The UAE entered the Earth observation satellite club 11 years ago today. On 29th July 2009, DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, onboard the Dnepr launch vehicle.The launch of DubaiSat-1 had a far-reaching impact on the UAE’s space sector and pioneered many mo... Read more
• The Newent Collection for Bentley Home – a refined new aesthetic style honours creativity and sophistication• Individual pieces feature exquisitely hand-crafted techniques to bring classic simplicity and modern luxury to Middle Eastern homes• Bentley Home’s exceptional master craftspeople, based in Forli, Italy, combine... Read more
Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The activities and events of the Sharjah Shopping Promotions, the largest of its kind shopping event, is currently underway across the Emirate of Sharjah, where the first week of the campaign has witnessed a huge turnout by shoppers and visitors to make the most of attractive discounts of up to 75% on the finest brands... Read more
Areej Al Hammadi claimed the title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minuteWalid Yari raised the bar on Most side jump push-ups in 1 minuteRecords announced at the launch of Guinness World Records Day 2020. Assets available to download here:. Areej Al Hammadi: video + photos. Walid Yari: video + photos.  . 29 Ju... Read more
• Recent Dubai Chamber webinar attended by Panamanian Minister of Private Investment and 58 public and private sector stakeholders from the UAE and abroad • Through its representative office in Panama, Dubai Chamber identifies high-potential business opportunities in Latin America. • Dubai-Panama non-oil trade increased 10%... Read more
• While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India.• According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range betwe... Read more
 

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Ras Al Khaimah, 4 August 2020:  Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) announced its latest addition to company set-up offerings, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The new formation structure allows a 100% foreign ownership of companies in Ras Al Khaimah’s mainland, enabling investments in various booming sectors, such as industrial, agricultural, and service sectors, while owning and controlling all shares in non-free zone companies. Companies setting-up under this FDI structure will be considered national companies, and will have full confidentiality of technical, economic and investment information. FDI companies will also be eligible to make financial transfers outside the count ......read more

• AED 3.1 billion surpluses in merchandise across various industries  • 54 percent increase in exports during the first quarter  • Around 19 percent growth in the number of registered companies  • 39 percent increase in office package offerings  • Growth of 2.10 percent in the total leased area  • His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed: The free zone showcased the most effective, efficient and flexible methods to support and protect the investment environment and business landscape • His Excellency Mohammed Al Zarooni: Despite challenging economic conditions and we remain on our path of continued success  &nbs ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS), based in Geneva and effective 1 March 2021. At that time Aleks Popovich, who currently holds the position, will retire.  “Over the past 16 years Aleks has driven some of the most critical elements of IATA’s operations, while leading major transformational projects for the airline industry. This includes IATA’s financial settlement products, which securely proces ......read more

Unparalleled Dining Experience with a Stunning Sea View at Dubai’s premier fresh food market   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 August 2020: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market introduces the interactive aquarium as part of its bigger initiative of bringing back safe entertainment to the venue.  Kids will get the opportunity to unleash their creativity in a safe environment and bring their drawings to life as they see it swim in front of them in the Waterfront Market’s interactive aquarium, launching this Friday 7th August. The process is very simple and engaging; kids sketch their drawings and then point them to a scanner connected to ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:   In the world of watchmaking, OMEGA’s Constellation has long been a symbol of exquisite precision and timeless style. Now, the next generation of models for men is proudly being launched.   The new 41 mm watches reflect a particularly bold and sophisticated spirit, while they also beautifully capture the Constellation’s most famous design traits – such as the iconic claws, and the half-moon facets at either end of the case. Furthermore, OMEGA has integrated some of its finest and most advanced watchmaking materials into the designs. This includes models in stainless steel, 18K gold, or a combination ......read more

 ADX’s strong trading and regulatory infrastructure becoming increasingly attractive to major corporations   Abu Dhabi, August 4th 2020: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced today that it has listed US$4 billion Fixed Rate Notes issued by MDGH GMTN B.V. and guaranteed by Mamoura Diversified Global Holding PJSC (MDGH). MDGH is the debt issuing entity of Mubadala Investment Company, and the MDGH bonds have their primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.  H.E. Khalifa Al Mansouri, Chief Executive of ADX said: “Today we extend a warm welcome to Mubadala as it joins ADX. The listing of its MDGH bonds is further evidence of ADX’s appeal to a broad ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  August 04, 2020:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. As part of its new health and hygiene programme, Etihad Wellness, premium passengers will receive a snood style facemask for use throughout their journey and beyond.  The soft reusable snood has been treated with MicrobeBARRIER™ fabric treatment, a broad spectrum antimicrobial treatment, laboratory tested and proven to reduce the presence of germs in fabrics. With this long-lasting protective layer, the snoods are washable and reusable, making them environmentally friendly. Trave ......read more

Sharjah, August 4, 2020:  The Emirate of Sharjah is currently witnessing a pleasant atmosphere and good vibes full of attractive offers and discounts as part of “Sharjah Shopping Promotions”, the largest of its kind shopping event, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCC, from July 22 to August 21. The participating shopping malls and retail stores have competed with each other to offer a variety of deals and events that cater to the needs of all community members.  Here are 10 reasons why the Emirate of Sharjah is a perfect destination for shopping and entertainment during the summer season. Among these reasons are the activiti ......read more

• Currently “Mosaic” images of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been released • “Mosaic” images of all other Emirates will be released in due course     Dubai, UAE, 04, August 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced the completion of an updated map of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai using the UAE's first high-resolution satellite image “Mosaic”, captured by KhalifaSat. The system captures a matrix of individual digital images to create a single high-resolution picture of the UAE’s terrain. This imaging system by MBRSC will provide a comprehensive view of the UAE’s topography, using remote sensing s ......read more

Deployment of Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat in line with Kuwaiti Government’s transition from narrowband to broadband networks   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:  With the Kuwaiti Government fast transitioning from narrowband to broadband networks, Airbus has shown strong support for the move through increased deployment in the country of its secure communication and collaboration solutions, specifically Tactilon Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat.   Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat are currently being rolled-out across local public safety entities in Kuwait to help strengthen their mission-critical communication systems. Concerned authorities will benefi ......read more

The Evaluation is Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 04, 2020:  Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a global leader in intelligent automation, has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation (RPA).”1 In the 2020 report, Gartner evaluated 16 vendors and has positioned Blue Prism in the Leaders quadrant based on the company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, “Leaders provide mature offerings that meet market demand and have demonstrated the vision necessary to sustain their market position as ......read more

Fast facts  ● An international team of researchers, hosted and supported by NYU Abu Dhabi, have found that small, bottom-dwelling reef fishes on the world’s hottest coral reefs in the southern Arabian Gulf are much less diverse and abundant than on nearby reefs with less extreme temperatures  ● The paper, published in Nature Communications, examines ‘cryptobenthic’ fishes in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, linking the reduced diversity and productivity of communities in the Arabian Gulf to energetic deficits that preclude the existence of many species   Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 4, 2020:  As global warming continues to escalate ......read more

• Stunning Range Rover Velar is the star of the cinematic film • 360° video allows customers to take control of omnidirectional camera to explore surroundings inside the vehicle • Two-minute production uses CGI to provide first person view of the Velar     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04, 2020: Land Rover MENA has produced an immersive 360° film that invites audiences to climb inside the avant-garde Range Rover Velar and experience the beauty of nature from within a model adored for its own aesthetic. The two-minute-long film uses hyper-realistic CGI to provide car lovers a first-person view of the Velar, taking them on a cinematic adventure ......read more

Sharjah, August 4, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah, on Monday, welcomed the return of its employees to the offices with 100% capacity in accordance with the decision of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), as well as the wise directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The resumption of work came after taking a number of precautionary and preventive measures to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. From disinfecting the entire building and implementing the occupational health and safety requirement to installing AI-based thermal cameras and using employee ID cards instead of the fingerprint, the other measures includ ......read more

Dubai, 4 August, 2020: Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) was ranked among the Top 1,000 World Banks 2020 for the third consecutive year by the UK’s prestigious Banker magazine in recognition of its efforts in providing excellent services and developing its trade offering on par with global standards and matching market expectations. The Banker is the world’s premier banking and finance resource, providing global financial intelligence since 1926. The Banker’s Top 1,000 World Banks ranking has been setting the industry benchmark since 1970, providing comprehensive intelligence about the health and wealth of the banking sector. Cementing its international standing for its high q ......read more

The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction. Chairman of the Board of Management Oliver Zipse announced initial details of this strategic direction in Munich today and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030      • Board of Management and executive management will be measured against new sustainability targets • First-ever CO2 goals for full lifecycle up to 2030 • Science-Based Targets form basis for new goals • Far-reaching product strategy: Major CO2 reduction with more than seven million electrified vehicles • Carbon emissions ......read more

Flexible and Efficient Use of Signage to Market Directly with Customers    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:  Across the MEA region, indoor display advertising has become one of the most traditional yet highly effective ways to advertise new products, help customers navigate a store and reinforce a brand’s identity.  When compared to any other form of indoor signage, LED has proven to be more efficient, valuable, and useful for diverse indoor applications. LED Signage is becoming more attractive to business owners who are looking for digital displays that provide high resolution and advanced technology. When choosing digital display signage f ......read more

United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:   Greenpeace MENA condemns the start-up of unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, as a wasteful investment in the wrong technology that will only deplete the scarce water resources of the “Emirates”. Julien Jreissati, programme manager at Greenpeace Middle East and North Africa, commented: "Nuclear energy is not the energy of the future, and definitely not the solution. With it we are leaving our future generations with nothing but a toxic legacy of radioactive and dangerous nuclear waste". He continued: ”The UAE has been a regional leader in developing and inve ......read more

The launch of the stamps marks two extraordinary milestones for the United Arab Emirates    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 04 August 2020: Emirates Post has announced the intended launch of commemorative stamps to mark two national milestones - the launch of UAE’s satellite to Mars and the opening of the Barakah power plant. The UAE became the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars with the launch of the Hope Probe and is also the only Arab nation with the capacity to produce nuclear energy with the opening of the Barakah power plant in Abu Dhabi.  With the design process already underway, Emirates Post is aiming to issue the collector’s item later i ......read more

Sharjah, August 3, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently announced the three lucky shoppers who had the chance to win (BMW – X2) car during their participation in the “Shopping Promotions” show which was broadcast by Sharjah TV throughout Eid Al-Adha holidays. winners of the cars were Sultan Al-Ansari and Maryam Salem Al-Muhairi from the UAE and the Pakistani, Nawab Imran from Pakistan The quiz show comes as part of the month-long mega shopping event “Sharjah Shopping Promotions” which is being held under the theme “Smile, You Are in Sharjah”.   Of the lucky winners of the premium car, the Emi ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  in line with the announcement of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila and adjacent provinces, and continued community quarantine over the rest of the country.   CEB will continue to operate the following domestic flights:   • Clark-Cebu-Clark, every Tuesday  • Cebu-Davao-Cebu, every Tuesday   CEB also intends to operate the following international flights:   Frequency 5J 18 Manila-Dubai Every Sunday 5J 19 Dubai-Manila Every Monday 5J 194 Manila-Seoul (Incheon) Every Thursday 5J 5059 Tokyo (Narita)-Manila Every Wednesday / Saturday (Star ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new normal.  There’s a silver lining, though. In March, the World Travel and Tourism Council forecast that internationa ......read more

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.   The Flow Show   The Flow Show: $20tn in 2020 ......read more

• After more than 150 days, Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to Berlin Tempelhof, Germany for the final six races of season six of ABB FIA Formula E  • The pacesetting Jaguar I-TYPE 4 will line up for six races in an incredible nine days on three different track layouts for the most intense finale in motorsport history • Mitch Evans sits second in the ABB FIA Formula E drivers’ championship  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing are third in the ABB FIA Formula E teams’ championship • Tom Blomqvist announced as the reserve driver for Panasonic Jaguar Racing  • Lights go green for the Berlin E-Prix at 19:00 local time (CET) on 5 August ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  Lacoste forges a partnership of excellence with the iconic Roland-Garros brand resulting in a new range of sunglass frames driven by the strong connection between the French legendary tennis tournament created in 1928 and the brand’s innate passion for this inspiring sport. The collection includes a male and a unisex style crafted from injected plastic and detailed with a double logo featuring the classic Lacoste lettering and a dedicated Roland Garros. ...read more

Gold and copper – twins in rallies   Key takeaways    •        Base and precious metals correlations +0.5 since 1990. Loose monetary and loose fiscal policy reinforce co-movement. •        Financial repression & inflation take 18m gold to $3000/oz; green stimulus may push silver to sustained deficit; upside risk. •        Rebounding global demand should keep copper undersupplied     Precious and base metals rally usually simultaneously   Prices of many mined materials have rebounded, with gold, silver and copper up 29%, 37% and 6% YTD respectivel ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 03 August 2020 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Committee has commenced its review of this year’s eligible submissions, holding its first session for the current edition of the prize remotely. Chaired by HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Award and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, the review session was attended by panelists Professor Dr. Khalil Al Shaikh of Jordan and Emirati literary critic and poet Sultan Al Amimi, both members of the Award’s Scientific Committee, and Dr. Ali Al-Kaabi from the UAE. In the coming weeks, a series of further virtual meetings will be held by the Reading Panel Committee t ......read more

• RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative   • First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital   • Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19   • Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects   • WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients   August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free of cost COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme in the UAE.   The exclusive wellness programme - ......read more

•       Founded in 2019, KAIST Future Mobility of the Year Awards recognizes concept cars that make outstanding contributions to the future of mobility •       HDC-6 NEPTUNE and built-in e-scooter won the ‘Public & Commercial’ and ‘Personal’ categories respectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:   Hyundai Motor Company today won two 2020 Future Mobility of the Year (FMOTY) Awards for HDC-6 NEPTUNE and the company’s built-in e-scooter. Established by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Graduate School for Green Transportation in 2019, the awards rec ......read more

The long-term, e-learning initiative, wherein the Authority is offering over 100 specialised learning courses, saw a sharp rise in applications  Dubai, UAE, 3 August 2020: With application number reaching 1200, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s (Dubai Culture) recently launched collaborative initiative with LinkedIn is gaining considerable traction among creative industry professionals in the emirate and beyond. Since its launch, the number of applications has steadily increased, with the count of approved applications and that ones that received learning licenses from LinkedIn reaching 928 and others still being reviewed for approval.  The initiative launched as ......read more

The conference discusses real estate challenges and solutions post COVID-19 and cements cooperation between the UAE and KSA 3 August 2020:   The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in Dubai Land Department (DLD) is organising the first virtual real estate conference titled ‘Real Estate post-COVID-19 – Challenges and Solutions,’ in cooperation with a number of entities in the KSA. The conference, which will be held on 23 – 24 August, will witness the participation of a group of real estate speakers and experts from both countries. The sessions will be held through modern technology that supports the remote organisation of conferences and exhibitions. T ......read more

* Avoid spreading bacteria whilst you cleanse by using a bacteria resisting silicone cleansing device from Magnitone London **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  The purpose of cleansing your face as part of your daily skincare routine is to remove dirt, grime and bacterial build up from the night or day before, whilst also gently exfoliating and promoting new skin cell development. Cleansing devices are a key part of your routine to reach a deeper level of removing dead skin cells and oil filled pores that become built up over time, which your fingertips or facial cloth just won’t quite reach. Therefore, choosing the right cleansing tool is im ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 August 2020:  Sony Middle East & Africa today announced a lineup of its current BRAVIA TVs are officially ‘Ready for PlayStation®5’. The new ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ tagline has been created in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to make it easier for consumers to select the optimum TV in preparation for the highly anticipated launch of PlayStation 5 (PS5™), the next-generation game console releasing this holiday season.   The first ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs from Sony includes the standout X90H 4K HDR Full Array LED and Z8H 8K HDR Full Array LED models . The X90H displays ......read more

 Following Dubai-Manila-Dubai flight restart, operations in Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka resume Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  Following the restart of its once-a-week flights between Manila and Dubai in mid-July, Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, resumes flights between Manila and key Asian destinations beginning August 1. CEB has begun its twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) one-way flights from Tokyo (Narita) to Manila on August 1. Twice weekly (Thursday and Saturday) flights between Manila and Singapore are set to begin on August 6; whilst the twice weekly service (Wednesday and Friday) between Mani ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is pleased to announce that Ski Dubai will host a ski and snowboard competition in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council on Saturday, 15 August 2020 to encourage the safe return to snow sports following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The inaugural event will be one of the first snow sports competition in the world to be held with social distancing measures in place. The ‘Return to Safe Sport’ competition is open to all competent racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders and is free to ent ......read more

- Start-up is major step in process for upcoming generation of emissions-free electricity  - Process undertaken in line with regulatory requirements and highest international standards for nuclear quality and safety   02 August 2020, Abu Dhabi,  UAE: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as part of the process to ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:  Gaviria takes victory on second stage of Vuelta Burgos. On the second day of competition after the official resumption of the teams racing calendar, UAE Team Emirates claimed their latest win. The win came to Fernando Gaviria, who dominated the final sprint on the 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, 168 km from Castrojeriz to Villadiego with Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) and Sam Bennett (Deceunick-Quick Step) rounding out the podium.   The team had to stay versatile on the stage, having to deal with the reduced number of riders. This didn't hamper Gaviria, and the Colombian finished off the day with a clear victory.   ......read more

SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities. Emergency Departments will operate 24/7 Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.   SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.  ational Screening Centers: SEHA announces the National Screening Centers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will operate with regular wor ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   Looking for a great deal on your next car purchase? Head down to Dubai Festival City Mall next week and check out the Lexus pre-owned line-up.  From the 4th to the 7th of August 2020, Al-Futtaim Lexus, the exclusive distributor of Lexus cars in the UAE, is offering car buyers the chance to save up to AED 25,000 while purchasing one of their 25 pre-owned Lexus offerings as part of the Al-Futtaim Auto Fest. Displayed in Zone 2 at Dubai Festival City Mall (near Starbucks) from 10am - 10pm during weekdays and from 10am - 12am during the weekend, a selection of pre-owned Lexus cars will be available for sale at attractive packag ......read more

Frequent Screenings, Effective Measures, Aligned Policies and International Standards Were Endorsed at the Webinar    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   The leading business and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), organised the ‘Collaboration for a Safe and Sustainable Growth’ webinar to kick-start a mega awareness campaign.  Distinguished speakers participated in the webinar such as Dr. Saif Darwish, Head of Communications and Public Relations, Community Medicine Specialist, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and Ramzi Al Zarouni, General Manager of Agility Logistics who shared their best practices in maintaining the h ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   This Eid week, Dubai Shopping Malls group announces 5 days of extravagant deals and prizes. Starting with 5 raffle draws being organized July 31, 2020 onwards, 10 winners daily can take home cash prizes while making the most of the festive season. Organized as part of Dubai Summer Surprises - 1 Season, 3 Promotions, the EID in Dubai will be running till the July 04, 2020. Guests can witness all the fun at the 5 locations of the draws - Al Ghurair Center, Bin Sougat center, Dubai Outlet Mall, Times Square Centre and Reef Mall. Each draw will announce 10 winners i.e. 50 winners in all to win Eidiya cash worth AED 4000 each.  ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:  The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the consumer sectors of the gold market in H1 2020, with total demand dropping by 6% to 2,076t versus the same period in 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.   However, while overall gold demand fell, H1 saw record flows into gold-backed ETFs of 734t. The global response to the pandemic by central banks and governments, in the form of rate cuts and massive liquidity injections, fuelled these record inflows  In contrast, bar and coin investment declined sharply in Q2 driven by Asian weakness and leading to a 17% decline to 397t in H1. With global ......read more

• Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons • The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals  • The Tomorrow Rising Fund, by the Schneider Electric Foundation, moves forward with recovery and resilience by supporting education and training programs    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 01, 2020:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces their financial and extra-financial year results. Each quart ......read more

Resilient Company Weathering Storm of Global Public Health, Economic Crises   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 01, 2020:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) second-quarter 2020 financial results were affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. Consolidated revenue of KRW 12.83 trillion (USD 10.51 billion) was 17.9 percent lower than the same period of 2019, while operating profit of KRW 495.4 billion (USD 405.65 million) declined 24.1 percent from last year’s record second-quarter operating income. The resilient company managed its supply chain and cost structure to weather the storm of the global public health and economic crises.  The LG Hom ......read more

Company effortlessly addresses more than 15 per cent increase in market demand for bottled water Mai Dubai increases production capacity to over 1.5 million units per day 29 July 2020 - Mai Dubai, a bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), revealed that it has been able to successfully address more than 15 per cent increase in demand for bottled water, thanks to the company’s advanced technological capabilities and a fully automated production unit. With eight fully automated production lines that are seamlessly integrated to two high bay warehouses, one for raw material and the other for finished goods, Mai Dubai has taken the le ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2020:  Still thinking what to do this Eid-al-adah? Head to Dalma Mall for a thrilling episode of a nail-biting shopping spree challenge, that you just can’t resist.   Out of all the entries received, 7 lucky families will be selected by a randomizer and will be invited to take the challenge on August 1. All the 7 families or teams will be given a budget to shop things within the exact budget within the countdown period. If met with the challenge criteria, the winning family can takes it all home along with the mega surprise - DALMA MALL vouchers worth 10,000 dirhams.   That’s not all, experience great Eid offerings & ma ......read more

Bin Touq: Efforts include supporting individuals and companies & stimulating tourism and foreign trade More than 272,000 customers including 260,000 individuals & 9,527 SMEs benefit from the AED 50 billion Targeted Economic Support Scheme provided by the Central Bank Abu Dhabi, 29 July 2020: H.E Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, reviewed a detailed report on the progress of efforts undertaken by the Interim Committee to Deal with the Impact of COVID-19 on the National Economy, during the Committee’s fifth virtual meeting, which was chaired by His Excellency. H.E was briefed on the economic and financial implications of all the measures adopted by ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   The Lincoln Navigator continues to turn heads and impress consumers, earning the top award in the Large Premium SUV segment for the third consecutive year in the 2020 J.D. Power US APEAL study. The Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study measures owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement with their new vehicle across 37 attributes, ranging from the sense of comfort and luxury they feel when climbing into the driver’s seat, to the feeling they get when they step on the accelerator. These attributes are aggregated to compute an overall APEAL index score measured on a 1,000-point scale. The N ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 29th July 2020:  The UAE entered the Earth observation satellite club 11 years ago today. On 29th July 2009, DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, onboard the Dnepr launch vehicle. The launch of DubaiSat-1 had a far-reaching impact on the UAE’s space sector and pioneered many more missions that put it on the list of leading space-faring nations. The satellite also played a critical role in developing the first Emirati team of engineers with first-hand experience of space sciences.  The DubaiSat-1 provided ground-breaking work related to Earth observation. It was used to compile and publish the UAE’s first ......read more

BofA Global Research Media Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   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. GEMs Econo ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent application of these biosafety measures along with unnecessary border constraints are deterring passengers and suppressing the resumption of air travel in the Middle East.  “We are starting to see some governments in the Middle East open their borders to regional and internation ......read more

• The Newent Collection for Bentley Home – a refined new aesthetic style honours creativity and sophistication • Individual pieces feature exquisitely hand-crafted techniques to bring classic simplicity and modern luxury to Middle Eastern homes • Bentley Home’s exceptional master craftspeople, based in Forli, Italy, combine long-established traditions with modern technology • Bentley Motors and Bentley Home design and manufacturing processes are united by shared core values and synergies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   With the launch of the Newent Collection, Bentley Home is offering a unique insight into its extr ......read more

Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The activities and events of the Sharjah Shopping Promotions, the largest of its kind shopping event, is currently underway across the Emirate of Sharjah, where the first week of the campaign has witnessed a huge turnout by shoppers and visitors to make the most of attractive discounts of up to 75% on the finest brands, as well as to enjoy Sharjah’s fascinating tourist atmosphere. The month-long event is being organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, under the theme “Smile, You Are in Sharjah” with the aim of supporting the retail sector and boosting sales and markets. And on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the or ......read more

Areej Al Hammadi claimed the title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute Walid Yari raised the bar on Most side jump push-ups in 1 minute Records announced at the launch of Guinness World Records Day 2020 Assets available to download here: Areej Al Hammadi: video + photos Walid Yari: video + photos   29 July 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record breaking achievements, can today announce that the player of the UAE National Football Team, Areej Al Hammadi breaks the Guinness World Records title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute completing 86 repet ......read more

• Recent Dubai Chamber webinar attended by Panamanian Minister of Private Investment and 58 public and private sector stakeholders from the UAE and abroad   • Through its representative office in Panama, Dubai Chamber identifies high-potential business opportunities in Latin America.   • Dubai-Panama non-oil trade increased 10% over the 2017-2019 period, reaching $46 million last year.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:  The Panamanian Minister of Private Investment H.E. Jose Alejandro Rojas has called on UAE companies to leverage Panama as a global gateway to expand their footprint in Latin America and tap into new growth oppor ......read more

• While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India. • According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range between 1-2 lakh, with a mere 5000 occurring in reality.  As per Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) there are 1780 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in the State.    Dubai, UAE 29 July 2020: In a novel procedure that connected 4 patients requiring kidney transplant with four kind donors, through cross-matching as per ......read more

29 July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover plc would like to announce that Mr Thierry Bolloré has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020.  Mr Chandrasekaran said: “I am delighted to welcome Thierry to Jaguar Land Rover. An established global business leader with a proven track record of implementing complex transformations, Thierry will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry.”  Mr Bolloré has extensive expertise in the automotive business, most recently as CEO of Groupe Renault and previ ......read more

Dubai, 29 June 2020: As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is advising MENA based investors to be optimistic, but also cautious, in the second half of the year.   Investment experts at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who have been supporting their clients through the COVID pandemic, say the most common question is - what is their latest economic thinking and outlook for the recovery and what is their outlook for the major asset classes?   Investors also want expert opinion on what permanent changes they can expect to come about post Covid-19 and what impact will these have on countries, sectors and industries. ......read more

• Siemens Energy to supply 20 compressor trains for a critical gas project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) • The project will enable the operator to manage its surplus gas volumes efficiently to meet seasonal demands     July 29, 2020:  Siemens Energy was selected to provide centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project. The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1,500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) (42,475,270 cubic meters per day, or m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2,000 MMSCFD (56,633,693 m3/d) of gas.    ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020   Maillon de Cartier Launch : May & September 2020  The Maillon de Cartier watch is a style , playing on the classic codes of the chain-link bracelet. A powerful and graphic bracelet, dense, structured, with geometrical and off centered links.  Playing on volume to convey ultra-feminine elegance.   Panthère de Cartier  Launch: January & June 2020 The panther, the symbolic animal of Cartier, made its first appearance in the Maison's collections in 1914. Louis Cartier was the first to tame the mythic animal, and his colleague Jeanne Toussaint turned it into a legend. The panther can be fierce, ......read more

 Group net revenues record 2.6% y-on-y growth   • Agthia continues to sustain market leadership across core categories • Flour business outperforms on higher domestic volume, export sales and wheat trading • Positive top-line momentum in food segment, 5-gallon HOD business and Kuwait operations   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 29, 2020 - Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today announced H1 2020 financial results for the period ending 30 June 2020. The Group posted AED 42 million in net profit, as well as net revenues of AED 1.09 billion.    Reinforced by the Group’s resilience and agi ......read more

Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently discussed the salt reduction strategic plan, which is intended to be launched and carried out in many bakeries in the emirate in order to reduce of salt percentage in bakery products according to the UAE’s approved health specifications. The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, University of Sharjah, and Sharjah Municipality. This came during the virtual workshop organized by the HPD with the participation of representatives of the National Nutrition Committee and ......read more

Frequent Screenings, Effective Measures, Aligned Policies and International Standards Were Endorsed at the Webinar   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 July 2020: The leading business and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), organised the ‘Collaboration for a Safe and Sustainable Growth’ webinar to kick-start a mega awareness campaign.  Distinguished speakers participated in the webinar such as Dr. Saif Darwish, Head of Communications and Public Relations, Community Medicine Specialist, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and Ramzi Al Zarouni, General Manager of Agility Logistics who shared their best practices in maintaining the highest safety stand ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected. In the base case scenario:   • Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected.  • The recovery in short haul travel is still expected to happen faster than for long haul travel. As a result, passenger numbers will recover faster than traffic measured in RPKs. Recovery to pre-COVID-19 levels, however, will also slide by a year from 2 ......read more

Dubai, UAE 29th July 2020: Red Hat has launched Integration  -a comprehensive set of integration and event processing technologies for creating, extending and deploying container-based integration services across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. As an agile, distributed and API-centric solution, Red Hat Integration enables organizations to connect and share data between applications and systems required in a digital world.   The world of enterprise IT has seen a massive shift over the last decade as cloud computing has changed the way we work and do business. Today, microservices, application programming interfaces (APIs) and containers are the predominant approach to bui ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   International Friendship Day is a celebration that marks close association and camaraderie between people. Thanks to the advancements made in smartphone innovation and technology, keeping in touch with friends is easy, convenient, and enjoyable in modern day society. Rather than writing letters like the old days or sending emails and text messages at the end of the 20th century, we can now seamlessly speak to friends and family living on the other side of the world in-person through our mobile screens without being interrupted. Here, we list how Samsung enthusiasts can stay connected with whoever they wish, wherever they are, using the ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020: Theme park fans in the capital were buzzing with excitement yesterday, being among the first guests welcomed back at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi fans were welcomed into the park with celebratory flag choreography and dancing while characters including Benno and Berto greeted little ones from afar before the big countdown to the official reopening of the World’s Leading Theme Park.   Over at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, family fun lovers reveled with a live DJ on stage at the Warner Bros. Plaza. Shortly before guests bounded into the world’s l ......read more

29 July 2020, Dubai, UAE:  Mandiant Threat Intelligence has tied together several information operations that we assess with moderate confidence comprise part of a broader influence campaign—ongoing since at least March 2017—aligned with Russian security interests. The operations have primarily targeted audiences in Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland with narratives critical of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) presence in Eastern Europe, occasionally leveraging other themes such as anti-U.S. and COVID-19-related narratives as part of this broader anti-NATO agenda. We have dubbed this campaign “Ghostwriter.” Many, though not all of the incidents ......read more

• Al-Futtaim Motors partners with drift star Ahmad Daham once again   • FIA Drift-spec machine is a 1,200hp RC F-based weapon, set to compete in drift championships around the world        United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 29, 2020: Al-Futtaim Lexus today announced that Top UAE drift star, Ahmad Daham, has again teamed up with UAE Lexus distributor, Al-Futtaim Motors, this time to develop the most powerful, most advanced Lexus drift car on the planet.     The thoughtful build set out to not only develop on the success of his previous RC F Drift effort, but also to showcase UAE’s top-flight performance-craft to ......read more

New Alpha 7S III Empowers Creators with 4K 120P  Video, 10-bit 4:2:2 Recording, 15+ Stop Dynamic Range , Improved AF Performance and More       • Brand new 12.1-megapixel (approx., effective) back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor and a newly developed BIONZ XR™ image processing engine with eight times more processing power  and significantly reduced rolling shutter effect  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO4 range expandable from 40 – 409600 , and improved image quality by approximately 1 stop noise reduction4 in the middle and high sensitivity ranges • Video recording capabilities include 4K 1 ......read more

• Earn points on all purchases that can be redeemed for products and services across ADNOC Distribution stations and ADNOC Oasis stores • 500 bonus points for members who download the app • Free car sanitization for all new members with first transaction • More than 750,000 customers already registered for ADNOC Rewards   Abu Dhabi, 29 July 2020:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading fuel and convenience retailer, announced today an exciting enhancement to its popular rewards program, ADNOC Rewards. Starting this Eid holiday, customers can now earn loyalty points on every purchase of fuel and non-fuel products.  There are also a ran ......read more

July 29, 2020: Watches & Wonders is coming to Shanghai for the first time. Eleven brands will exhibit at this leading watch fair, to be held September 9th to 13th, 2020 at the West Bund Art Center – a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in Watchmaking Excellence and also be first to view the brands' new releases for 2020.    Watches & Wonders is making its Shanghai debut. This leading watch fair, which will observe strict Health and safety measures, will take place September 9th to 13th, 2020 at the West Bund Art Center. By invitation only, this exclusive event is where media, retailers and clients can experience the fabulous world of fine ......read more

• Index links the systems and networks of government entities in Dubai with the Security Operations Center of DESC  • Index aims to enable authorities to respond to threats by sharing security advisories • It measures the performance of government entities on the speed of response and the number of security incidents • The workshop forms part of efforts to enhance cooperation with government entities   29 July 2020, Dubai – United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) hosted a virtual workshop for officials and experts from government entities in Dubai to outline the Dubai Cyber Security Index (DCI). The (DCI) was r ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in June showing improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.    • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to the previous year. That is a modest improvement from the 20.1% year-on-year drop recorded in May.  • Global capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), shrank by 34.1% in June ( 33.9% for international operations) compared to the previous year. This w ......read more

• First facility of its kind in the GCC to produce critical N95 masks to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Mubadala Investment Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Strata Manufacturing, today reached the manufacturing landmark of producing one million N95 masks in Strata’s Al Ain facility.   The collaboration is providing critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for the UAE’s front line health workers, while transforming the country into an international exporter of respirator masks to help limit the spread of COVID-19 around the world.    Si ......read more

Dubai – 28 July 2020:   In recognition of the recognizable efforts of the frontline heroes and the employees who worked efficiently from home during the spread of the pandemic, Dubai Customs launched Al Furdah Falcons Award. The ceremony took place online under the patronage and presence of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors, heads of departments and employees.    The award, in its first version, has 7 categories that are divided into two levels: the individual level which includes the Medal of Customs Honor, Medal of Best Director during remote working period, and Medal of Best Supervisor during rem ......read more

Consolidating its leadership as a haven for crews stuck on board ships due to COVID-19 United Arab Emirates, 28 July 2020 - Completing the success of the cooperation between the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA) to facilitate ships’ crew change, 3,000 seafarers have been recently registered within Dubai territorial waters, comprising 1700 sign on and 1300 sign off since DMCA announced the resumption of crew change. It is a remarkable achievement for Dubai, which is allowing crew change, offering a safe haven for those stranded on board their ships for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ......read more

Star British boxer visits Dubai Sports Council to discuss his future plans, which include opening an academy here and a possible swansong against Filipino legend Pacquiao   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Two-time world champion Amir Khan, one of the top stars of British boxing, is set to follow in the footsteps of some of the sporting world’s biggest names, who call Dubai their home. Khan, 33, is keen to complete the move to Dubai with his wife Faryal, two daughters - Lamaisah and Alayna - and four-month son Mohammed in the next couple of months, so that his elder daughter can start her new school year here. The boxer, whose grandfather came to the ......read more

‘UAE and MENA Home Sentiment Survey – Q2 2020’ sheds light on region’s real estate sentiment post COVID-19 28 July 2020 - Peninsula Real Estate, announced the results of the second UAE and MENA Home Sentiment Survey – Q2 2020, which was conducted in partnership with Eltizam Asset Management group, CBRE, Cityscape and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. The Survey that was conducted over the first two weeks of July provides an important snapshot of sentiment towards real estate as many of the COVID-19 mitigation measures are being relaxed, based on a compilation of 2500 data points including home owners, renters and investors across the region As of the end o ......read more

● The findings published in Scientific Reports, Springer Nature suggests the presence of traces of water on Mars, raising the question of the possibility of a life-supporting environment   Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 28, 2020: Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist at the Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi, Dimitra Atri finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support it. The subsurface – which is less harsh and has traces of water – has never been explored. According to Atri, the steady bombardment of penetrating Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) might provide the energy ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:  Eid Al Adha is synonymous with jubilant celebrations, a time for families and friends to come together and treat those closest to them with special gifts. Samsung is presenting a selection of its most popular and innovative products, which will inspire you to buy outstanding gifts for this occasion.  Change the way you experience the world The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series is shaping the future of communication, and someone dear to you can experience the many delights for themselves. Comprising unprecedented 5G and AI camera technology, every device in the Galaxy S20 Series – the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra &ndash ......read more

The SS20 Collection  An Homage to African Culture, Colour and Craft Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:  Summer is renowned as a season of colour confidence, an opportunity of creative freedom and expression where a bright and vivid palette is harmoniously blended into light and loose textiles to mirror a cool and calm demeanour, aptly suited to the Middle Eastern climate. The Deema Ajlani Spring Summer 2020 Collection from revered Bahrain based Saudi designer Deema Ajlani expertly brings together these illustrious elements of the season alongside a rich tapestry of culture, colour and customs from the continent of Africa. Flowing silhouettes and bold hues capture t ......read more

Rado about her design partnership with Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:  Last year Swiss watchmaker Rado announced a strategic partnership with Les Couleurs Suisse, the organisation exclusively mandated by the Foundation Le Corbusier, to license the great designer’s original palette of architectural colours:  Architectural Polychromy.  Colour is undoubtedly a strong and important tool in design. The potential of colour was redrawn only at the beginning of the 20th century and the functions and effects of colour design were redefined. Le Corbusier is one of those who gave paint in construction an essential function. 'Experien ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:    Highlights    • UAE-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and residents can now plan their next travel to the Philippines as Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, holds a AED79 seat sale in time for the celebration of Eid Al Adha    • The seat sale, which will run from July 28 until July 31, allows travellers to book Dubai-Manila flights for as low as AED79, for travel between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. Even better, bookings made during this seat sale promo come with free unlimited rebooking    • These sale flights may be reboo ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: Few races on the cycling calendar are as iconic as Strade Bianche, a one day event which takes place on the white gravel roads of the stunning Tuscan landscape. Despite this only being its 14th edition, the Italian ‘Spring Classic’ has quickly captured the imagination of cycling fans from around the world and this year its significance is greater than ever as it signals the restart of the WorldTour season.   The 2020 edition, which was postponed in March due to the global pandemic, returns on Saturday 1st August and UAE Team Emirates has assembled an all star cast to take on the 184km route, which starts and finishes in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. It is one of the serious and most rapidly growing diseases. The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries. The Sultanate of Oman has also been witnessing a rise in diabetes over the past decade, across a wide age group among men and women.  People who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have excess weight around the abdomen. Overweight and obesity, together with physical inactivity, are estimated to cause a large proportion of the gl ......read more

Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: In line with the Go Safe Certification Programme spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the ‘Rediscover Abu Dhabi’ campaign aimed at engaging with the myriad staycation and touristic offers made available to visitors within t ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Your bird's diet is more than just food – it is the entire basis for its good health, lifespan, appearance, energy and even good behaviour. It has been noted that improper nutrition is the cause of 90% of health problems and the leading cause of death in pet birds. The value of a proper diet over the life of the bird is monumental. Birds fed a poor diet will become malnourished, which will start a chain of events leading to a decline in the bird's overall health. But what is a healthy diet and how can you be sure you are feeding your bird appropriately? According to Namit Bedwa- Companion Sales Manager at Eurovets, &l ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 28 July 2020:  Aster Volunteers in partnership with Aster Hospitals, Aster Clinic, Indian Association – Ras Al Khaimah and the Ministry of Health – Ras Al Khaimah has conducted a 2-day free medical camp and blood donation drive that has benefitted more than 800 people. With loss of employment and residents being unable to return to their home countries due to travel restrictions in different countries, many people have not been able to afford regular health checkups and visits to medical facilities. The medical camp, conducted by Aster Volunteers, the Global CSR initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, at the Indian School in Nakheel, Ras Al Khaimah, ai ......read more

• New protocols on all Etihad departures from around the world to and via Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 28, 2020:   Effective 1 August, all travellers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu Dhabi onto other flights, will be required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a list of approved testing facilities listed on www.etihad.com/destinationguide, alongside their ICA approval if Abu Dhabi is their end destination. The PCR test must be carried out within 96 hours prior to arrival in Abu Dhabi and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from one of the approved clin ......read more

Bilateral trade between UAE and Brazil now worth over USD 3 billion July 27, 2020- The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) and the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) are collaborating to host a webinar on Wednesday 29 July 2020 to discuss the changing dynamics of business in a post-COVID-19 world and the opportunities available to Brazilian companies seeking to establish their base of operations in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East. The online seminar proves to be both timely and strategic as there are now over 10,000 Brazilians living and working in the UAE, as the country has become a natural home away from home for Brazilian companies looking to establish a bas ......read more

Achievement highlights Workshop’s commitment to creating a positive work environment & promoting innovation, productivity & excellence UAE, 27 July 2020- Highlighting the success of its continuous efforts to enhance employee satisfaction and happiness, Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has been ranked among the top ten in the ‘Employee Happiness Index for 2019.’ The achievement further underscores DGW’s progress in creating a positive, happy and stimulating work environment that encourages productivity and innovation in the delivery of services. The recognition also underlines the Workshop’s commitment to support the national efforts aimed at establishi ......read more

SCTDA implements the initiative in line with ‘Safe Travels’ stamp launched by the World Travel and Tourism Council July 27, 2020: To assure tourists that Sharjah’s travel and tourism establishments are looking after their health and safety, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched the ‘Sharjah Safe for Tourism’ stamp, a mark of assurance given to all establishments in Sharjah which fully adhere to the public health protocols and guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The stamp follows the measures set out by the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, the world’ ......read more

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