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Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has made its debut at the final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, the Vuelta a España. Disappointingly, a crash in today’s Team Time Trial saw Darwin Atapuma and Federico Zurlo both come off their bikes, losing crucial seconds. BMC Racing completed Stage One with the... Read more
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2017:  Dubai Economy and Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, opened the 'Consumer Happiness Counter' at Paris Gallery's largest store in The Dubai Mall. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies, in the presence of Mr. Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, CEO... Read more
These centres were launched as part of the Dubai Economy drive towards enhancing happiness and promoting cordial relations between traders and consumersUAE, 19th August 2017:  Choithrams in association with Dubai Economy announced the opening of their first “Consumer Happiness Centre” at the Marina supermarket. This is part... Read more
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2017:  Multi-award winning global retail chain Joyalukkas gives patrons a sparkling new reason to indulge their love of jewellery shopping with the Diamond Earring Festival. The Diamond Earring Festival will also showcase the latest collection of Happy Diamonds, the brand’s highly successful selection of affordable... Read more
Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017:  Throughout the summer, whether it’s soaking up the rays or enjoying a cocktail in the shade, UV exposure is almost impossible to avoid. This can lead to skin pigmentation due to a significant increase in the production of melanin in the body, resulting in discoloured marks or brown spots appearing on the... Read more
Dubai, 17 August 2017:  Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) today, received under the umbrella of its initiative Wathiqati, the highest number of old documents donated by one person – on the level of individual contributors. Arif Al Sayed Mohammed Al Hashimi, UAE national, has enriched the archive of Wathiqati with 37 old... Read more
Dubai Science Park and Al Jalila Foundation join forces to enhance science sector in the UAE Latest agreement will help secure funds for research on health issues ranging from cancer to mental health Alliance focuses on supporting innovative research projects Dubai-UAE: 16 August, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group... Read more
Rui Costa and Louis Meintjes to lead GC Charge at final Grand Tour of the season  United Arab Emirates. Wednesday 16 August 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has announced the team that will tackle its first Vuelta a España - the third and final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, this Saturday making it the first time that UAE... Read more
Dubai Festival City simplifies the back to school season by offering a one stop destination for your favourite back to school essentials Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2017:  Dubai Festival City is offering a wide range of back-to-school promotions to ensure that your kids will look their best for the school year ahead at; Sacoor Brothers, Marks... Read more
Inspiring and smart solutions featured in the 2018 edition to help customers make room for life in the heart of their homeDubai, 16 August 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has officially launched its highly anticipated 2018 Catalogue, packed with home furnishing products, ideas and offers inspiring people to make room... Read more
Shop for a chance to win a year of tuition fees, worth AED 50,000  Kids can win a Nintendo Switch with The Dubai Mall Bear Hunt  Kids eat free at over 40 selected outletsDubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  It’s almost back-to-school time and The Dubai Mall is helping students and parents get ready with a host of unmissable activities... Read more
Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport test electric hydrogen-running Toyota MiraiDubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:  In its continuous effort to support the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental objectives, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, introduced the zero... Read more
Dubai, August 16, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, in partnership with the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy, have launched the ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ initiative across all its locations in Dubai... Read more
Third Cycle of the Seeds for the Future CSR initiative culminates successfully Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 15 August 2017:  The third cycle of Huawei’s global CSR program for top Saudi students, ‘Seeds of the Future’, has recently culminated in the People’s Republic of China. Launched in collaboration... Read more
 

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TIME TO SEDUCTION ENCHANTRESS  VENICE  Whether romantic or dramatic, enchanted and bewitching, for centuries, Venice has been a magnificent source of inspiration for poets, artists and composers to create works of timeless beauty. Fascinating, charming and inspiring, the amazing floating city never misses an occasion to enchant everyone.   Enter the magical Venice, the symbol of intrigue and mystery. Let her envelop you into her mist and lights, let yourself drift along her winding canals, let her seduce you with her mesmerizing demeanor.  IMMERSE INTO THE COLLECTION MOOD  SEDUCTIVE MAKE-UP COLLECTION   Today, KIKO pays homage to the fairytal ......read more

Launches new ‘Back to School’ campaign to rekindle creativity among students  Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017:  Combining creativity with education and keeping up with the excitement of the new academic year, Canon Middle East, world leader in imaging solutions, will offer parents a chance to win back their child’s school fees as part of its new ‘Back to School’ campaign in the UAE. Parents will have to buy any Canon inkjet printer or consumables and create a unique masterpiece with their child, using Canon’s Creative Park tool. They will have to then share the photos of the masterpiece and the child on Facebook or Instagram mentioning #pixmag ......read more

Spanish DJ and producer, based in Dubai, David Saludes is one of the brightest up and coming stars in the recent years. David Saludes lives in Dubai since year 2013 and is one of the most requested djs in UAE. In the last years it is the fashionable dj, in the best night clubs of Ibiza. Just finished a tour of Europe, countries like Sweden, Finland, Norway, Holland, Denmark, Italy and Spain have enjoyed their music this summer. With his singles reaching masses of fans, he is the name to watch out for in the music world. Dynamic, driven and ambient would be a couple of ways to describe his music. He recently reached # 1 on TrackItDown all over the world, something that not many pr ......read more

Famous Arabic singer and actor Hamada Helal to give an enjoyable performance to kids at Eid Al Adha Carnival Abu Dhabi, 23 August 2016:  Famous and loved Arabic singer and actor Hamada Helal is confirmed to give an enjoyable performance with his famous kids’ songs at the first day of Eid Al Adha. The announcement was made today by The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi (WTCAD), as part of its Eid Carnival celebrations. The Mall at WTCAD has announced earlier that it’s hosting the biggest first of its kind Eid Carnival during the three days of Eid Al Adha, from 1-3 September 2017, with many extravagant activities and events, giving its visitors a wonderful chance ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017:  Promesse "Les Exceptionnelles" collection is a creative manifesto, affirmed this year in three new cuff bracelets inspired by the celestial constellation: Coma Berenices, or Berenice's Hair. According to mythology, Queen Berenice II of Egypt promised to sacrifice her long hair in exchange for her husband’s safe return from war. Despite the King's opposition, the Queen fulfilled this promise in the temple of Aphrodite. The goddess, seduced by the offering, then took the locks up to the heavens and fixed them in the sky to form the constellation.  Baume & Mercier has chosen to recount this shining story of femininity using pea ......read more

Protect and regenerate at the same time with Filorga’s new high SPF50+ sun care range with additional anti-ageing technologies  Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017:  Since its launch, Filorga has been helping women all over the world in their fight against skin ageing. The natural progression for the brand was to create a very special sun care line that incorporated not only the highest protection against the sun, but additional anti-ageing technologies.  Whilst we all love a little sun time, it is the skin’s most dangerous enemy. From sunburn to the more serious issue of skin cancer, the sun can be dangerous in many different ways. More than 50% of skin ageing ......read more

UAE, August 22, 2017: His Excellency Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, recently met with H.E. Barbara Leaf, US Ambassador to the UAE at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, Minister Al Mansoori expressed the UAE's move to increase its efforts towards further reinforcing economic and trade cooperation with the US. The strong economic ties between the two countries are based on solid foundations of friendship and mutual respect. The UAE Minister also took note of achievements coming from mutual interests--driving in continuous growth and potential opportunities for cooperation across various fields of trade and investment.    ......read more

Underlines the importance of positivity in facing challenges and seizing opportunities Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized a special talk titled ‘Happiness and Positivity’ on Monday (August 21) by lecturer Fahad Abdallah Haikal, who highlighted the importance of adopting happiness and optimism as core elements of an individual’s lifestyle. Catering to faculty, staff and ADU alumni, the talk was attended by Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at Abu Dhabi University, Deans, Heads of Departments and several University officials.  Commenting on the theme of the lecture, Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Execu ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of Social Services Department at Dubai Hospital said that 167 patients received help in June and July th ......read more

500 Students from More than 40 Countries Join Merged University that Offers Undergraduate and Graduate Programs across Three Campuses Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017:  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, hosted its undergraduate student orientation for about 500 newly-enrolled undergraduate students at its Main Campus from 22-23 August. An orientation program for the University’s new graduate students will be held on 28 August. Earlier this year, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Petroleum Institute (PI) and the Khalifa Univ ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; August 22 2017 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 51 finalists from more than 400 nominations submitted by organizations in more than 50 countries.  The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more t ......read more

Ismail regains top spot in Masters Dubai, UAE, 22 August 2017: Gianluca Elmosi nabbed his first Senior Cup trophy with a stunning win at the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (21 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome while Mohammed Ismail reasserted his dominance in the Masters category with a flawless class performance. The short Speedway Circuit was implemented for the evening, along with an enhanced race format which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-takes-all final race. SWS Senior Cup Last year, Gianluca Elmosi was a regular winner of Masters Silverware but after making the jump to Senior Cup, the podium had eluded him.  With a gutsy drive and a ......read more

  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company and creators of ServiceDesk Plus, the IT service desk software used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide, today announced the results of its IT Service Management Future Readiness survey. The survey, which was conducted in collaboration with ITSM.tools, consisted of ten questions that focused on the opportunities and challenges ITSM will see in the future. It was presented to ITSM professionals and garnered over 300 responses, yielding key findings in five distinct areas. Key Findings: Strong Affinity for the Cloud; AI Not a Threat to Jobs Working in IT: Eighty-two percent of ITSM professionals believe that the I ......read more

  Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt   Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honouring historic No. 1 race car introduced for forthcoming model year  Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colours, materials and details   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 22, 2017 – The Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The car will feature unique interior and ext ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition.  In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.  For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D.  They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the sun which helps in Vitamin D formation.  Dark skinned people are also at risk for developing the ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 22 Aug 2017:  This Eid Al Adha, shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall can expect an action packed calendar of activities taking place throughout the week in celebration.    The first day of Eid, will be marked with a spectacular musical fireworks display across Festival Bay. As an exciting addition to the schedule of events, shoppers can interact and take pictures with their favourite cartoon and clown characters roaming through the Mall.     For guests looking for some home inspiration during the Eid holiday, Dubai Festival City Mall will also be home to the IKEA ‘make room for life’ installation. In spirit of the year of giving, v ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today received a delegation from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). The visit aimed to explore QCC’s expertise in developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. During the visit, the SASO delegation was briefed on the mechanisms and procedures followed by QCC in its market surveillance activities in collaboration with Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). QCC also presented an overview of the electronic systems and devices used in market inspection drives as well as the mec ......read more

LuLu Logistics- Fact Sheet LuLu offers an ultra-modern shopping ambience by integrating all conceivable needs of the consumers under one roof. Firmly following the tagline "LuLu, where the world comes to shop", the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 700,000+ shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand. In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked LuLu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Curr ......read more

From September 18 to 20 2017 – Dubai World Trade center 2 French pavilions including new companies attending  Showcase of latest French Innovation over 520 square meters Winning prizes each day on Business France stand S1 -D63 United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2017:  Business France, the National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL.  The French offer will consist of kitchen equipment and gourmet products offered by over 50 French firms, each displaying premium products and knowhow.     This year, the French Pavilions have numerou ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  Carolina Herrera decides to incorporate the unforgettable 80’s mules, which have made a recent comeback, in her Fall Winter 2017 Collection. The vintage classic gets an upgrade thanks to original details such as fur lining, rich brocade, silk velvet or patterned satin. “I would like for this collection to be effortless… Notice all the flat shoes in my show!” A mix between pumps and slippers, this comfortable trend presents endless possibilities of reinvention. Carolina’s delicate approach adds a touch of feminine grace to the versatile mule—the key to complete our fall wardrobes. #CHSHOELOVE CH Carolina Herrera ......read more

Latest tech brands & power retailers return to the Middle East’s electronics show New venue at Dubai World Trade Centre Za’abeel Halls Consumer electronics market size in UAE worth US$ 11.3 billion Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  This September marks the return of GITEX Shopper, the much-anticipated electronics show offering consumers unbeatable offers on the latest product launches from the region’s largest power retailers and brands. GITEX Shopper 2017 takes place from the 23rd - 30th September 2017, and this year is held at a new location, Za’abeel Halls 3-6 in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).  The eight-day sales extravaganza, which ......read more

Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017:  India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast renewable energy potential, ensure clean and sustainable energy for generations to come, and enable the country to fulfill its pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement. Renewable energy prospects for India describes ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  The spirit of Balmain encapsulated in a high-end watch at an affordable price Taffetas: haute couture on the wrist in homage to the world of haute couture, the Taffetas wraps itself perfectly around the wrist of a woman, thanks to its articulated links. Gleaming and elegant, it demonstrates that at Balmain, high-end is available to everyone. At Balmain, elegance is more about a state of mind than social status.  The Taffetas brings further proof that with the St-Imier watchmaker, the affordable high-end watch is no myth. Taffetas, a shimmering, fluid fabric that hugs the female form to perfection, had its moment of glory on the catwalks of the fi ......read more

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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization UAE, 22 August, 2017:  With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced its Cardiac Center of Excellence at Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah is now fully equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments. Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in the Emirate of Sharjah offering these treatments.    According to the World Health Organiza ......read more

Chloroidium alga shows diverse properties that hold potential for reducing rainforest devastation caused by palm oil cultivation Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2017:  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the unique genomic traits that allow local green algae to survive in a desert climate may have far-reaching potential for biotechnical applications.  “The alga belongs to the Chloroidium genus, which we repeatedly isolated from various locations in the UAE,” said Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, associate professor of biology at NYUAD. “It has demonstrated particularly diverse properties to suit its s ......read more

Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan inaugurated the latest showroom at Pitampura, Delhi. It is the 3rd Showroom of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Delhi – NCR region.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds extended its presence in Delhi by launching a new showroom in Pitampura, Delhi on 19th August, 2017. 179th showroom of Malabar Gold & Diamonds at Pitampura, Delhi was inaugurated by popular Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in the presence of Mr. Asher. O. Managing Director – India Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Mr. Abdul Salam K.P – Group Executive Director, Malabar Group, Mr. Siraj P.K – Regional Head, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, invited gu ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  The global giant Joyalukkas Jewellery opened new showroom at Pathanamthitta, Kerala.  This is as part of their mega expansion plan for this financial year as committed rapid expansion across India, GCC and a couple of new countries. This compliments my vision to make the brand accessible and available to every jewellery lover in the world,” said Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman & MD, Joyalukkas Group. Joyalukkas Jewellery is currently a 130 plus showroom chain network spread across 11 countries around the world. The brand which is one of the world’s largest jewellery retail chains is a part of a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, whi ......read more

RIYADH, KSA, 22nd August, 2017: The Internet Services Unit (ISU) of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a government entity that coordinates and promotes scientific and technological research in Saudi Arabia, has deployed Veeam® Availability Suite™ from Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, in order to provide the science community in Saudi Arabia with 24.7.365 access to critical data for research that fosters innovation and promotes a knowledge-based society. Business continuity plays a key role in fostering technological advancements that will make Saudi Arabia a leader in scientific knowledge and practice. Veeam le ......read more

Level Shoes presents its annual Eid Al Adha Edit featuring FW17’s most coveted designer footwear, perfect for gifting one’s self or a loved one. This Eid Al Adha, it’s all about standing out. Shop the latest from new designers, trends and Level exclusives. This knock-out selection represents the joyful nature of Eid celebrations. We’re all about the bold velvet designs this Eid. Mix up elegant outfits with statement shoes and celebrate in style. Add a little spark to your Eid wardrobe with this magical selection. These elaborate pieces are bound to take you into every Eid celebration feeling festive and glamorous. Browse through Level’s edit of embellished ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  Italian for “driver”, the name Pilota captures the cool, competitive character of this dynamic new chronograph collection with color-charged, cockpit-style instrumentation dial detail.  Crafted in stainless steel with a vertical brushed or black or grey ion-plated finish, the 45mm case features crown protection and extended sport lugs with aerodynamic contours sculpted for wind-deflecting stealth. The case is topped by a black or gunmetal ion-plated bezel calibrated with a white or black minute track printed in the Scuderia Ferrari “fast” font. The round matte sunray dial – in red, black, blue or grey, signed with the n ......read more

UAE, 21 August, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) recently issued a comprehensive halal industries guide as part of its initiatives to contribute to Dubai’s vision of becoming the capital of the Islamic economy for 2017-2021. The first-of-its-kind guide titled ‘Dubai: The Global Gateway to Halal Industries’ describes Halal products in different sectors, highlighting several investment opportunities for foreign investors to contribute to enhancing the Islamic economy.  The guide showcases the economic system of Dubai, which is supportive of growth and prosperity and is strongly committed to become a global capital for the Islamic economy. The n ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in line with the directions of H.H. Shaikh Hamdan ......read more

August 21, 2017: Casio has officially inaugurated its posh shop-in-shop at Concepts store in The City Walk Dubai in a grand fashion and with style with the simultaneous launching of its G-Shock x Stash limited-edition watch. The newly opened G-Shock outlet in Concepts store in Dubai is Casio’s third globally, with the first two being located in the United States. The new GA-100ST-2A watch, which features original splash pattern and unique spray can packaging, is the result of collaboration between Casio and legendary New York street artist Stash, who is now widely regarded as an innovator in the world of urban design.  Stash’s fascination with the urban environment is evi ......read more

AED500 million tower to offer more than 440 family-friendly residential units at competitive prices in Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai-UAE: 21 August, 2017:  Invest Group Overseas (IGO), a Dubai-based developer of superior residential assets, today launched the mega residential development IGO 101 and announced its commitment to invest in projects valued at more than AED2 billon leading up to 2020. With construction to begin in December 2017, IGO 101 is scheduled for completion in Q4 2020. As a privately-held creator of community-style developments, IGO is committed to delivering end-user focused products with high-ROIs, within committed time frames, at prime locations in the city&rsq ......read more

Dubai, UAE – August 21, 2017:  After an exciting launch in June 2017 at ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’ (SSFF & ASIA) in Tokyo for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and ‎The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC ‎Comics’ Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program’s selection committee.  The selection committee will be analyzing these aspiring filmmakers’ work to find the best of the best ......read more

UAE, August 21, 2017- The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has today (Monday, August 21, 2017) hosted a roundtable on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ and Islamic Finance Executive Strategy to promote economic cooperation between China and the UAE in the non-oil commercial and production sectors. The event was held with the support of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and provided an opportunity to capitalize on the leading experiences of the UAE in Islamic finance to support China’s ambitious initiative of connecting the economies and trade activities of more than 60 countries. The meeting was jointly organized by HBMSU’s Dubai Center for Islam ......read more

The GCC-wide launch commenced with a ‘Switching on the lights’ ceremony held at Carrefour Shindagha DUBAI - August 21, 2017:  Clikon, one of the region’s fastest growing brands for home appliances and consumer electronics, announced its agreement with retail major Carrefour to distribute Clikon’s ‘MyLight’ flashlight and other range of products at Carrefour outlets across the GCC.  The agreement was signed between Mr Faizal Abdul Karim, Business Head of Clikon and Carrefour at a ‘switching on the lights’ ceremony held at City Centre Shindagha in the presence of senior officials from Carrefour and Clikon.  Owned by Majid ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  Gift your loved ones a lifetime companion, this Eid Al Adha. Montblanc's timeless essentials are designed to transcend the seasons and trends with no effort, providing relevant and timeless touches for today’s urban professional. Choose from a wide selection stylish yet functional leather goods made in the Maison’s pelletteria in Florence, handcrafted writing instruments, Swiss-made timepieces and accessories finely crafted for those dearest to you. ...read more

New centre in Dubai Healthcare City to provide world-class therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum.  UAE, Dubai, 21 August 2017:  Autism Rocks, the UK-based charity known for its exclusive collaborations with stars to raise awareness around autism through music, today announced the official opening of its Autism Rocks support centre, located in Dubai Healthcare City. The pioneering facility offers a space in which a carefully selected team of world-class therapists can support children on the autism spectrum and their families to improve their quality of life, enhance their long term outcomes and reduce the fear and uncertainty common with the diagnosis.  The centre ......read more

UAE, August 21, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and related services, has confirmed that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), has been awarded an AED 175 million contract by Orion Real Estate Development L.L.C. to build the latter’s latest project, the West Bay residential tower located at Dubai’s Business Bay. The scope of work includes construction, civil engineering, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works scheduled for completion within 33 months. The West Bay residential tower is strategically located in the region’s new business capital, the Business Bay cent ......read more

The high-level meeting highlighted the role of space sciences and technologies in monitoring and combatting the effects of climate change 21 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The UAE Space Agency has discussed means of joint cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment during a meeting between high-level Space Agency delegates and the Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Discussions included the possibility of providing data on local and international environmental issues, as well as exchanging knowledge and expertise in relevant fields, in order to help combat the effects of climate change.    H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoud ......read more

“All For Freedom. Freedom For All.” Celebrates Individuality of Riders and Non-Riders Alike   Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:   Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has built motorcycles for one reason: to fulfill dreams of personal freedom. The Motor Company’s recently launched new brand platform – “All for Freedom, Freedom for All” – celebrates Harley-Davidson’s enduring legacy and the pursuit of freedom that unites all. With a focus on the universal pursuit of independence, authenticity and the feeling of the open road, the new work is an open invitation to riders and non-riders across the globe to embrace their individuality.  & ......read more

95 countries. 600 cities. More than 70,000 gentlefolk and their motorbikes for a good cause. Join the movement by registering with the “Zenith Watches” team. An operation to benefit the Movember Foundation and its support for prostate cancer and men’s mental health Zenith is supporting the gathering around the world, and creating on this occasion a magnificent PILOT TON-UP watch in bronze, engraved with the effigy of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Only 5 of these watches will be produced, and gifted to the finest donors to the cause. Number 0 will be auctioned at a special event held in Milan on the same day. Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  Thi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  With its round case and distinctive horns, the Da Vinci Automatic draws directly on the iconic design of the 1980s Da Vinci models. Designed for both women and men, the elegant timepiece is available either with a slate-coloured dial and stainless-steel bracelet or with a silver-plated dial and black alligator leather strap. A classically simple watch with three hands in a 40-millimetre case, the Da Vinci Automatic (Ref. IW356601/IW356602) appeals equally to men and women. Thanks to its moving horns, the watch fits perfectly around a slim wrist and is therefore particularly attractive for women. Holding it securely in place on Reference IW356601 is a pin ......read more

Dubai-UAE – 20 August, 2017:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the 2017 Daman Corporate Health Awards, hosted by MEED. The prestigious awards based on votes by experts in the field - celebrate and recognise organisations for significantly prioritising employee health and promoting well-being through various initiatives.  Commenting on the nominations, Sevda Esenturk, Vice-President Human Resources for Schneider Electric, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, said, “At Schneider Electric, we strongly believe that endorsing the well-being of our peop ......read more

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 20 August 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) today opens its doors for entries for the RAKEZ Business Excellence Awards 2017. The awards recognises companies for their outstanding excellence, which played a key role in the economic development of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. On its fourth year, the prominent awards programme comes back with exciting addition for the participants as it is set to give away a total of AED 200,000 cash prizes to the winners.   “Would you believe that we only had 120 submissions in the first year? Now, we’re anticipating over 450 entries for this year, which is a remarkable 270% increase,” said His Highnes ......read more

Dubai Culture introduces its best practices and performance standards across its libraries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2017:  Dubai Public Library recently received a delegation from Dubai Customs Knowledge Club, which assessed the library’s best practices, performance indicators and progress in relation to other libraries in the region.  Dubai Public Library’s management team welcomed the Dubai Customs representatives and explained the practices and services it provides to the public, reflecting Dubai Culture’s commitment to partnering with external stakeholders and government entities to exchange institutional knowledge across various sectors.&n ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 20 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of developing the UAE capital’s dynamic ICT sector, reached an 80% Emiratization rate during the second quarter of this year, despite challenges in drawing and substituting specialized jobs in Information Technology and Communications. The high rates of Emiratization at ADSIC come as part of a comprehensive long-term plan which was developed by the Center in order to contribute to the UAE’s national strategy and objectives for Emiratization, as a fully-integrated matrix of talents were mapped out for all jobs in order to empower and attract national human capital. ......read more

Customers can now shop the fast-growing high street fashion brand online and on-the-go in the two countries  Shoppers enjoy a simple, useful, friendly and fast experience on Iconic’s desktop and mobile sites  The Group aims to offer its customers a truly Omni-Channel experience, along with convenient features like Next Business Day Delivery, Return to Store for cash refunds, Cash on Delivery and the Shukran loyalty programme  Dubai, UAE: August 20, 2017:  Landmark Group, the Middle East’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, has launched E-commerce sites in the UAE and Saudi Arabia for ICONIC, its fast-growing high street fashion brand. Cus ......read more

August 20, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 has begun preparations to host a line-up of international speakers to explore the future of the maritime sector in adherence with local and nationwide efforts to prepare for a ‘post oil economy.’ The strategic platform will bring together an elite group of international maritime industry leaders, influential personalities, regional and international experts and decision-makers to discuss rapidly evolving global developments and review Dubai’s achievements aimed at enhancin ......read more

Dubai, U.A.E., 20 August 2017:  Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. has today completed the previously announced acquisition of the AWAS group of companies. The acquisition of AWAS propels DAE into the top tier of global aircraft lessors. DAE will now conduct its aircraft leasing business using the DAE Capital brand name. DAE Capital now features: an owned, managed and committed fleet of approximately 400 aircraft with a value of over US$14 billion; full service capability to 117 airline customers in 57 countries from offices in Dubai, Dublin, Singapore, Miami, Bellevue and New York; and over three decades of experience in the global leasing market. DAE Chief Exec ......read more

Leading premium streaming service successfully launched “Hulu with Live TV” leveraging AWS Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 20, 2017:  Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017. Running its live TV service on AWS’s reliable and secure infrastructure allows Hulu to deliver a great viewer experience, even in times of rapid spik ......read more

Essam Al Tamimi from Al Tamimi & Company to moderate panel on ‘Leadership, the Youth and Entrepreneurship’ during the 27 September conference Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki to provide keynote speech Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 20 August 2017:  The founder of the UAE’s largest law firm, Essam Al Tamimi, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawaski, will join Indian YouTube sensation, Varun Pruthi, at Ras Al Khaimah’s Young Global Leaders Summit. Organised by the regional business and policy magazine, Leaders Middle East, and sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the 2nd Young Global Leaders Summit will take p ......read more

Dubai, 20 August, 2017- After witnessing a significant spike in sales during Eid Al-Adha in 2016, international shipping company MyUS is launching a local competition to capitalize on sales during this year’s Islamic holiday. The move also aims to attract new members in the region and encourage the further use of its service among existing members all over the Gulf.  During the six weeks prior to Eid Al-Adha last year, the top US stores shopped online from the region included Nordstrom, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Ralph Lauren, Kyle Cosmetics, Walmart, Gap, ASOS, Eastbay, and H&M.  Clothing, electronics, cosmetic, toys, kitchenware and jewelry were among the most popular ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow. “This is an important milestone for us District cooling is an environment-friendly technology and the way forward to achieving a green economy. We’re pleased that developers have realised the importance of this technology and in the coming years, we will see more building owners and developers converting from conventional chilling ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  Together with AT&T Foundry and RocketSpace, Ericsson has released the third installment of The Futurist Report series. The report gives an inside look into the cutting-edge technologies and companies that are shaping the future for artificial intelligence, and what this means for consumers. The report also explains how will artificial intelligence (AI) and automation affect the way we live our lives, and how will brands adapt and cater to changing consumer experiences. To better understand developments in the AI space, over 50 successful entrepreneurs, executives and academics leading the charge on new technologies and applications were interviewe ......read more

Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both prescription and beauty lenses has increased since 2016, growing 9% and 6%, respectively. Findings from ......read more

20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep.  Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all school requisites. From school bags, stationary, uniforms, daily kitchen essentials, hygiene products, lunch items to study room furniture, printers and scanners, SOUQ.com is offering all this and much more at incredibly affordable prices.  Catering to multifaceted needs of parents and kids, SOUQ ......read more

A firm commitment to artistry and excellence Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  From the very beginning, diamonds have been at the heart of Mouawad’s longstanding history, which spans more than 127 years of expertise. Through the years the family’s deep affinity for these exquisite gems has been demonstrated in many different ways, not least of which through its passion for acquiring some of the world’s most magnificent diamonds. This museum-quality collection, arguably one of the finest today in private hands, features highly prized historical diamonds as well as some of the largest in existence, and a number that have been bestowed with the Mouawad name.  Shari ......read more

August 20, 2017- The ongoing Sharjah Summer Campaign organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to offer a wide range of prizes, discounts and special shopping mall events to provide a unique experience for residents and visitors alike. The campaign aims to promote Sharjah as a leading regional and international summer destination in line with Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021. As part of the campaign, Mega Mall of Sharjah is offering discounts up to 70 per cent, promotional packages, valuable prizes and a host of entertainment activities such as a ‘Kids Summer Camp’ aimed at developing the skills and abilities of children. Other kid-friend ......read more

Enjoy daily firework displays and revel in the carnival atmosphere created by street performers and live family entertainment   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2017:  Residents and visitors to The Beach are in for a treat during Eid Al Adha, with four days of spectacular firework and plenty of live family-friendly entertainment. The cultural celebration will begin on 31 August 2017 and promises an unmissable carnival atmosphere, with marching bands and street performers. Fireworks will start daily from 8:45pm and there will also be an exciting programme of fun activities to keep the little ones busy. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and hang around for some extr ......read more

For the first time ever in the capital 3 Days of Extravagant Eid Carnival at The Mall from 1-3 September  World’s famous kids circus coming all the way from Italy to entertain guests  Dazzling roaming shows and entertainment acts every half an hour  Bigger surprise is to be announced next week as part of the Eid Carnival Abu Dhabi, 20 August 2017:  An unforgettable experience awaits visitors at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) this Eid, as The Mall invites friends and families of all ages to celebrate Eid Al Adha with a spectacular Carnival in the capital for the first time.    During the three days of Eid ......read more

Logic-locked chips represent significant development in securing technology hardware  Abu Dhabi, August 20, 2017:  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Design for Excellence (Dfx) lab have developed new innovations in computer chip technology that present landmark achievements in IT security.  Secured by a secret key so that only authorized users may utilize them and immune to reverse-engineering, ‘logic-locked’ computer chips will provide future users with new guarantees of security for their devices. As IT security rises to the forefront of public concern in the wake of recent cyber security attacks such as WannaCry and Petya ransomw ......read more

Now Available in the UAE iLife introduces the ultra-thin portable PC with superior cinema acoustics  UAE – August 20th, 2017:  A developer for innovative technologies; iLife Digital Technology today announced  the launch of its advanced All-in-One (PAIO) PC under its Zed product series. The ultra-slim ZedPC is designed to offer business and home users the best PC experience at a valuable price. Powered by latest Intel® Celeron® Processor, Intel® HD Graphics & Windows 10 operating system, the ZedPC features a 17.3” LCD tilting display with a 10-point touch screen for an accurate and faster computing performance. The PAIO is designed to elimina ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has made its debut at the final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, the Vuelta a España. Disappointingly, a crash in today’s Team Time Trial saw Darwin Atapuma and Federico Zurlo both come off their bikes, losing crucial seconds.   BMC Racing completed Stage One with the quickest time of the afternoon, with rider Rohan Dennis picking up the red jersey.    Commenting on UAE Team Emirates’ finish, Darwin Atapuma said: “We have started this Vuelta with bad luck, but we have to look ahead. The course was very technical and it was easy to make an error.”   We are treated to ......read more

UAE, August 19, 2017- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman), launched its ISIC4 system, to enhance electronic communication with other local and federal agencies, to streamline government procedures. The move supports the DED-Ajman’s commitment to developing an ideal environment for investment, while adopting best practices to encourage further investments in the promising opportunities Ajman has to offer. The ISIC4 system is an important tool, and is fundamental in the process of enhancing business competitiveness, as it helps to facilitate over 3.700 economic activities by investors. This supports the DED-Ajman’s goal to develop a thriving economy for ......read more

Masdar of Abu Dhabi awards EPC contract to develop 50 MW Dhofar Wind Power Project Muscat, Oman - August 19, 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC.   The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was established in 2014 between Masdar and the Rural Areas Electricity Company of Oman (RAECO). Funding for the wind farm is provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a leading national en ......read more

Annual foreign investment conference taking place in September 19th-20th will host an array of international economic experts and renowned industry figures Sharjah, August 19, 2017:  Sharjah FDI Forum 2017, the annual foreign direct investment (FDI) event held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, will host a series of panel discussions conducted by regional and international investment experts.  Taking place on September 19th -20th , the third Sharjah FDI Forum will hold five panel discussions on its first day, with renowned local and international figures discussing an array of topics re ......read more

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership is keen to continuously develop UAE-Afghanistan bilateral relations” ADFD’s development funding in Afghanistan underpins growth for agriculture, housing, energy, transport, industry and health sectors as well as social services  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Afghanistan, enjoy long-standing ties of cooperation dating back to 1977. Cordial relations between the two sides continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Afghanist ......read more

Coordinating with entities and companies helps DLD to improve its outstanding government performance Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th August 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has strengthened its partnerships with a number of government entities as part of its ongoing efforts to integrate Dubai’s various institutions, improve government performance, achieve the highest standards of excellence and ensure customer satisfaction.  Hamdan Hamad Al-Madhani, Director of Rental Relationship Regulation Department at DLD, commented: "As a result of the enhanced cooperation between government entities, we are now working with a number of entities including Dubai Electricity ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2017:  Dubai Economy and Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, opened the 'Consumer Happiness Counter' at Paris Gallery's largest store in The Dubai Mall. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies, in the presence of Mr. Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, CEO, Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection sector in Dubai Economy, and senior officials from both sides, inaugurated the counter.  Launched by Dubai Economy, the initiative is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to enhance happiness and stren ......read more

These centres were launched as part of the Dubai Economy drive towards enhancing happiness and promoting cordial relations between traders and consumers UAE, 19th August 2017:  Choithrams in association with Dubai Economy announced the opening of their first “Consumer Happiness Centre” at the Marina supermarket. This is part of a larger initiative to strengthen customer relations and enhance the shopping experience across the emirate. The announcement was made in the presence of Mr. Dinesh Pagrani, Director, Choithrams, Mr. Rajeev Warrier, CEO, Choithrams and a delegation from Dubai Economy led by Mr. Ahmad Al Awadi - Director, Corporate Commercial Compliance and Consumer ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2017:  Multi-award winning global retail chain Joyalukkas gives patrons a sparkling new reason to indulge their love of jewellery shopping with the Diamond Earring Festival. The Diamond Earring Festival will also showcase the latest collection of Happy Diamonds, the brand’s highly successful selection of affordable diamond jewellery for every day.  “Happy Diamonds was launched in 2015 to make these precious gems available to all,” says Mr. John Paul Alukkas, Executive Director, Joyalukkas Group. “The response to the collection has simply been overwhelming, and we have now made it a point to release new designs every year. This year ......read more

After the fascinating success of solar lights in the Middle East region, Simexa, the hospitality outdoor furniture company and supplier, introduces a new product range presented by Maiori: the outdoor furniture. This new product category has been added to the wide range of garden furniture collections Simexa provides. In October 2016, the hospitality outdoor furniture supplier introduced, for the first time in the region, Maiori’s solar lights during the Hotel Show in Dubai. This participation was seen as a success for Simexa given that visitors were impressed by this new technology. After a few months and a couple of participations in events focusing on La Lampe collections, Maiori ......read more

August 17, 2017—NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2018, ended July 28, 2017. First Quarter Financial Results Net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 were $1.33 billion, compared to net revenues of $1.29 billion for the comparable period of the prior year. GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $136 million, or $0.49 per share,[1] compared to GAAP net income of $64 million, or $0.23 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $173 million, or $0.62 per share,[2] compared to non-GAAP net income of $129 million, or ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017:  Throughout the summer, whether it’s soaking up the rays or enjoying a cocktail in the shade, UV exposure is almost impossible to avoid. This can lead to skin pigmentation due to a significant increase in the production of melanin in the body, resulting in discoloured marks or brown spots appearing on the skin. As glowing skin is the best accessory for summer, MZ Skin Brighten & Perfect 10% Vitamin C Corrective Serum targets the appearance of dark spots and inhibits the production of future pigmentation, revealing a beautiful, sun-kissed complexion. Designed by Aesthetic Doctor Dr Maryam Zamani, MZ Skin combines clinically proven ingredients ......read more

Dubai, 17 August 2017:  Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) today, received under the umbrella of its initiative Wathiqati, the highest number of old documents donated by one person – on the level of individual contributors.  Arif Al Sayed Mohammed Al Hashimi, UAE national, has enriched the archive of Wathiqati with 37 old documents dating back to 1961 (up to 1980). Contracts, old trade licenses, travel permits and passports of Al Hashimi’s father and grandfather, have all marked an important era in the history of Dubai. It was by mere coincidence that Al Hashimi came across an article in the local newspapers about Wathiqati. He affirmed that he is happy to ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017:  To mark the 40th anniversary of the first precious metal Royal Oaks, Audemars Piguet has created a new series of Extra-Thin versions in yellow gold. One of the most exciting and talked about launches at SIHH, the so-called 18-carat yellow gold “Jumbo” with a vintage-inspired gold colored “Petite Tapisserie” dial has now landed in the Middle East.   The dial evokes a vintage 1970s aesthetic while offering the very latest in fit, finish, accuracy and reliability. It blends perfectly with the yellow gold case and bracelet, creating a monochromatic aesthetic of beauty and warmth.   The Royal Oak Extra-Thin “Ju ......read more

Parents in the UAE could pay up to AED1 million to fund their child’s education from pre-school through to university UAE children discuss their aspirations for the future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th August, 2017:  New insight from Zurich – Middle East has found that the cost of putting one child through education from pre-school through to university costs AED 938,599 (USD 255,749). This marks the second consecutive year that education from pre-school through to university could cost families in the UAE almost AED1 million per child.   The figure is based on the total cost of education of two years at pre-school, six years at primary school, six y ......read more

Recruitment for the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes on a high with another student applications record set as entries triple last year’s total 70 finalists worldwide will compete to secure one of the seven, one-year placements with INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team UAE Final to take place on 6th & 7th September, where the 2017 winner will be selected Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017:  After an exhaustive global search for the freshest and brightest young engineering talent, the recruitment phase of the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes with another year-on-year leap in applications.    Driven by the success of previous edition ......read more

Dubai Science Park and Al Jalila Foundation join forces to enhance science sector in the UAE Latest agreement will help secure funds for research on health issues ranging from cancer to mental health Alliance focuses on supporting innovative research projects  Dubai-UAE: 16 August, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that so far supported medical research and educational programmes with AED59 million, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to support Dubai’s scientific community.   ......read more

BMW Group, Intel Corporation, Mobileye, an Intel company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding for FCA to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform The cooperation allows the companies to leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources The platform will be scalable for Level 3 to Level 4/5 automated driving and can be used by multiple automakers around the world while maintaining their unique brand identities Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:   BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat ......read more

Rui Costa and Louis Meintjes to lead GC Charge at final Grand Tour of the season    United Arab Emirates. Wednesday 16 August 2017:  UAE Team Emirates has announced the team that will tackle its first Vuelta a España - the third and final Grand Tour of the UCI World Tour season, this Saturday making it the first time that UAE colours will adorn the race. The line-up includes strong General Classification (GC) contenders as well as climbing and sprint specialists.    The Vuelta a España is the final showdown of the season and the youngest of the three Grand Tours starting in 1935, the Giro d’Italia began in 1909 whilst the Tour de France wa ......read more

Doctors at Burjeel Hospital saved patient with ECMO at the nick of time United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi –16th August 2017:  A 44 year old Lebanese national, SW, first started feeling sick after a car ride with a friend who had flu. His initial condition seemed like typical influenza symptoms – a slight fever, runny nose and a persistent cough. “I was worried about my friend being sick when he was in the car with me. I told him to take some time off so he can feel better.”   Days after this incident, SW, was rushed to the Emergency Department of Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi complaining of shortness of breath, fever and a severe cough. The symptoms wors ......read more

UAE, 16 August 2017- The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) revealed the successful completion of its Unified Automation Platform initiative, resulting in automation of its administrative and customer services. The achievement, which is part of the department’s continuing move to drive in digital and smart transformation across its operations, represents a strong impetus to align the business processes with the latest technical developments--increasing the efficiency of transactions and upgrading the quality of the services provided to its customers and investors, which falls in line with the emirate's efforts to create an attractive investment environment ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:   Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in line with international modern practises. The design is such that it will &n ......read more

Dubai Festival City simplifies the back to school season by offering a one stop destination for your favourite back to school essentials   Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2017:  Dubai Festival City is offering a wide range of back-to-school promotions to ensure that your kids will look their best for the school year ahead at; Sacoor Brothers, Marks & Spencer and GAP, and stock up on school supplies from Borders, ACE, E-MAX and Carrefour. To get parents prepared and make it fun for the little ones, here are some of Dubai Festival City’s top tips and tricks, as well as in store favourites for this season.    Top tips to simplify your shopping experience at Du ......read more

Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.  According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug 2017:  Doctors at Medcare Hospital have raised concerns on the abuse of supplements like performance enhancing medication, growth hormones (HGH), and high amount of protein powders for muscle development by bodybuilders and gym goers. The lack of knowledge on the physical and mental risks of using ......read more

Inspiring and smart solutions featured in the 2018 edition to help customers make room for life in the heart of their home Dubai, 16 August 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has officially launched its highly anticipated 2018 Catalogue, packed with home furnishing products, ideas and offers inspiring people to make room for life at home. IKEA Catalogue, the most widely distributed book in the world and produced in 35 languages, is now available in the UAE.  The contents of the 2018 edition reflect a change in the way people use their living spaces in the wake of urbanisation and new technology. Through its extensive consumer research, IKEA has now identified ......read more

Shop for a chance to win a year of tuition fees, worth AED 50,000  Kids can win a Nintendo Switch with The Dubai Mall Bear Hunt  Kids eat free at over 40 selected outlets Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  It’s almost back-to-school time and The Dubai Mall is helping students and parents get ready with a host of unmissable activities, pop-up stores and kids-eat-free specials, so nothing gets forgotten!    From Sunday August 13, until Saturday August 26, Star Atrium on The Ground Floor of The Dubai Mall will be home to ‘Back to School HQ’, with all the essentials in one convenient location. Grab stationary, water bottles, personalised ba ......read more

Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport test electric hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:  In its continuous effort to support the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental objectives, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, introduced the zero-emission hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai to Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport, as part of its Government outreach program, aiming at building awareness about the benefits fuel cell technology and the positive environmental potentials of a hydrogen-based society. The four-door Toyota Mirai is the world’s first mass-produced hydroge ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  The Dubai-based Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has maintained its position as a preferred investment destination for large-scale industrial and commercial projects coming into the UAE. During the first half of 2017, Jafza attracted 267 new companies from 48 countries around the world, marking a growth of 6 percent compared to the same period last year. Jafza also leased more than 340,000 square meters of space for as facilities for a variety of sectors and industries during the period. Plots of land were most in demand with 318,000 square meters, with 11,500 square meters of warehousing space, over 2,000 square metres of office space and 3,700 square metres ......read more

KEY POINTS: JUNE 2017 – JULY 2017 Initial airline financial results from Q2 2017 have been more robust than earlier in the year, and suggest that the squeeze on profit margins from higher costs and weak yields peaked in Q1. Meanwhile, having trended downwards since 2013, the latest monthly data suggest that passenger yields have now started to trend upwards. Exchange rate-adjusted yields were broadly unchanged from their year-ago level in May. Global airline share prices fell in July, driven by a decline in the North America index. Having seen airline shares outperform global equities over the past year, July’s decline appears, in part, to reflect profit taking by inves ......read more

Dubai, August 16, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, in partnership with the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy, have launched the ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ initiative across all its locations in Dubai.  The initiative is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make happiness and positivity an inherent part of the UAE lifestyle and in support of Dubai Economy’s objectives of enhancing happiness across the emirate.  The Consumer Ha ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry has reached another milestone. First with the global debut of the Vanquish Zagato Volante, followed by confirmation that not only will the Vanquish Zagato Speedster enter production, but it will be joined by a spectacular Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. This ‘family’ of four Vanquish Zagato models will yield a total of 325 cars. ...read more

Health and safety tips for those travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage  Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  International SOS and Control Risks has issued the latest guidance to Muslims travelling from all over the world to attend Hajj in Saudi Arabia this month. Close to 2 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca between August 30 and September 4, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead. All member ......read more

A great watchmaking classic dedicated to collectors and crafted for eternity A great classic Patrimony provides a pure and contemporary reinterpretation of a noble classic from the Vacheron Constantin heritage, stemming from the traditional watchmaking of the 1950s. The deliberately minimalistic impression belies a concern for detail aimed at achieving perfectly balanced lines. The dial, applied hour-markers and hands all follow the gentle curve of the case, complemented by a perfectly designed small seconds subdial and a “pearl” minute track. A watch to be worn like a second skin for a supreme touch of elegance. A collector’s model in a league of its own Since 2006 ......read more

Third Cycle of the Seeds for the Future CSR initiative culminates successfully  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 15 August 2017:  The third cycle of Huawei’s global CSR program for top Saudi students, ‘Seeds of the Future’, has recently culminated in the People’s Republic of China. Launched in collaboration with the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia’s initiative aims to cultivate the Saudi ICT future leaders that will carry on the responsibility of the anticipated digital transformation, a key pillar of the Saudi vision. During the two-week educational trip, the students visited facil ......read more

Submissions closing on 20 September 2017   Dubai, 16 August 2017, UAE:  Dubai Quality Group has started accepting the submissions to the 6th cycle UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 that will kick off under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group and Patron of Dubai Quality Group. The 6th UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017 will take place on October 2017 at Dubai.   The award forms an integral part of the Conference, which was introduced in the year 2012 by the group to encourage the extensive adoption of innov ......read more

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